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Cleveland Living Magazine

An Angel for Kids in Northeast Ohio

Vol. 1

Artist of the Month

Local Clevelander Gives Hope to Children

Pamela Lewis from Hair Nonsense

Think Cleveland in Hollywood Hollywood--Style Award-Winning Company in Our Own Backyard

The Sky’s the Limit with Yoga Rocks the Park

June /2012

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From the CEO…

Thank you, Cleveland! I would like to start of by saying “Thank you” for supporting this new publication. This is how I hope to give back to a community that has given me so much over the last two decades. From the opportunity to grow and profit when I arrived here 14 years ago, to all the success I have enjoyed along the way. Everyone in this city has made this place home for me. Cleveland Living Magazine is my way of paying tribute and homage to the incredible people of Northeast Ohio. This publication strives to become a platform for Clevelanders to showcase all we have to offer. From local artists and businesses, to just ranting about what is on our minds. The articles in this magazine are composed by local writers who have a genuine interest in the stories they bring us. We want to make this publication a place where local talent can express their passion while compiling a portfolio for their future. Everyday articles for everyday people, that’s what we believe in. We encourage you to go to our website and tell us what you would like to see in our upcoming issues. Special thanks to our spectacular team, who’s hard work has made this first edition possible. Also a very special thanks to our sponsors who have taken a leap of faith in this project and believed in the passion they’ve seen in our team. You can contact us with questions or suggestions at 216-535-8611 or at contact-us@cle-living.com. For even more about Cleveland Living. Follow us on Facebook/Youtube/Tweeter.

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Table of Contents Community An Angel for Kids in Northeast Ohio Page 4 Business Think Cleveland in Hollywood-Style Page 6 Health & Fitness The Sky’s the Limit with Yoga Rocks the Park Page 8 Urban Cleveland Urban Renewal, One Pedal at a Time Page 10 Local Artist Hair Nonsense Page 12 Pets Adopt a Cat Month Page 13 Entertainment Spiritual Message Page 14 Cleveland Cheers and Shout-outs Page 15 Aimee’s Astrology Page 16 T3-Tips, Tricks and Trivia about Cleveland Page 18 Meet the Team Page 18 Puzzles and Detours Page 19

*All articles reflect the views of the perspective writer and their creative process, as such they are copy write material and should not be copied or used for any reason without the writers written consent. Cleveland Living Magazine , LLC is not responsible for the contents of each article.

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Community

An Angel for Kids in Northeast Ohio By Jen Tortorici Sometimes we can’t help but take

died suddenly. Instead of cutting back on her visits to take time for her own healing, she became even more dethings for granted in this busy world. termined to help others and decided Losing what matters to us is difficult, she could reach more people by startbut can also be an opportunity to reing a non-profit organization that year evaluate what is important. Shanyn Flesch not only wanted to remain ap- and appropriately named it Angels for preciative of her blessings after losing Kids Foundation. her closest loved ones, she also Every Christmas, Shanyn is able wanted to share them with others by to fulfill hundreds of wish lists and procreating a foundation called Angels vide a holiday celebration, not only for for Kids. One little girl summed it up while out with her family and Shanyn the kids, but for their underprivileged one day. “Do you know what the best families as well. Having the charity allows her to provide not only toys and games, things in life are?” asked 7 year old but also winter boots, coats, and warm Jasmine. Curious about the insight clothes for the winter season. Every Defrom this young girl, Shanyn asked, cember she holds a holiday celebration “Do you?” Smiling back at Shanyn she said, “The best things in life aren’t for families in need where they can participate in crafts, play games, and share things.” Jasmine was thanking Shanyn for taking her, her brothers, in each others’ company during the holiand her mom to a hair salon in Amday season. The celebrations are filled herst for free haircuts. This seemingly with food, music, and of course gifts simple gesture gave each of them a from the kids’ wishlists. much needed boost in confidence Shanyn recalls an experience during an otherwise difficult time. It during one of the annual Christmas parshowed them that someone cared ties that has touched her over the years, about them. They were one of the “A mother of a 2 year old and 5 year old many families Shanyn has helped was trying her hardest to hold herself while they were undergoing a hardtogether and share in the joy and exciteship. ment of the party. I asked her to step You may have seen her on a outside with me if she needed to talk, local news series titled ‘Local Heroes’ and once we did, she broke down in and it could not be more fitting for tears. She said that she and her 2 boys Clevelander, Shanyn Flesch. Shanyn were homeless, at times living in a car, started the Angels for Kids Foundaother times staying with whoever she tion to help kids in need during the trusted enough to let her and her kids holidays. Her own story of strength and determination and why she start- stay there for awhile. She said she felt lost and hopeless and knew she wasn’t ed the charity is an inspiration in itgoing to be able to give her kids anything self. Shanyn lost both of her parents by the age of 18. Knowing what it was at all for Christmas and felt horrible because she didn’t want them to feel hurt like to feel loss, Shanyn reached out not receiving anything from Santa. Beto kids in shelters and foster homes by keeping them company and giving cause of Angels for Kids, Santa came earthem gifts during the holidays in order ly for her kids. She wasn’t crying because to ease their pain. She continued to she couldn’t provide that year, she was visit with them, adding more and crying because she was thankful that more wish lists every year. someone cared enough to make sure the Shanyn then suffered another loss in boys not only received what they wanted, but received several gifts each. She 2009 when her twin brother Ryan

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said the thoughtfulness of the organization has given her strength and hope that her and her boys will be just fine. “ Shanyn didn’t want to limit contributions to just the holidays though. The organization has provided various underprivileged families with clothes, toiletries, school supplies, games, and gift certificates for groceries. Angels for Kids has also provided families that have been faced with unforeseen tragic events with trips to Kalahari so they can have a stress free weekend to reconnect with each other during a difficult time. While Angels for Kids benefits mostly local children and families in need, it also cohosted with Local Heroes for Haiti Benefit a few years ago to help raise money for the children in Haiti that were affected by the earthquake. The local children and families that are helped through the foundation are usually referrals from the community by such organizations as Children Services and Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Suggestions also come from homeless shelters, transitional housing programs, Pastors, and school Guidance Counselors when they see a family that has faced a tragedy or is experiencing an illness or other hardship and is in need of support. However, anyone can help con-tribute through donations, sponsorships, or by participating in the various events to help raise money throughout the year. In order to honor those she has lost, Shanyn developed sponsorship categories under each name to recognize the generous contributions. Guardian Angel Ryan is the highest level of sponsorship, Guardian Angel Susan is the premiere level of sponsorship in honor of Shanyn’s mother, Susan Aigler, who passed away in 1997, and Guardian Angel Kenneth is the special level of sponsorship in honor of Shanyn’s father, Kenneth Aigler, who passed away in 1991.


Shanyn plans on opening a facility called Ryan’s Retreat that will give families a sanctuary away from the hospitals and shelters that have become their homes so they can find some peace and strength during an otherwise traumatic time. Angels for Kids provides the compassion that families require during their time of need to renew their strength to help them overcome their adversities and give them encouragement for a hopeful future. To find out more information on how to donate or participate in upcoming events, Shanyn can be reached at shanyn@angelsforkidsfoundation.com or by calling 440-225-0554 facebook.com/Angels-For-Kids-Foundation/211782185200 or by checking out the website at angelsforkidsfoundation.com.

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Business

Think Cleveland in Hollywood Hollywood-- Style By: Jen Tortorici

Have you ever had a story inspire you? Have you ever wondered just what about it left you feeling that way? The creative team at Think Media Studios knows what that element of inspiration is and they capture it in each one of their productions. Think Media Studios is Cleveland’s premiere video production company for events and promotions. They highlight many of the city’s businesses, communities, and sports teams in a format that is not only informative, but also engaging. The work they produce utilizes state-of-the-art encoding and compression engines, large storage servers, fiber channel storage, and the use of the fastest processors on the market for editing and post production. What does all that mean for their clients? It means that they not only get inspired stories to capture the essence of their organization or events, but they also get the highest quality in digital presentation with unparalleled speed and access to shared media and video streaming. Some of their most prominent clients include Progressive Insurance, Nestle, GE Lighting, American Greetings, ABB, Cleveland Cavaliers, Playhouse Square, Cleveland State Uni-versity and Ohio State University, just to name a few. But the creative team doesn’t just stop there. They also offer an array of collaborative services so that each client can enhance their individual story to its full potential. The services they also provide include video production, creative direction, scripting, production coordination, on-location and in-studio direction and production, editing, motion graphics, web development, web integration, branding, print design and execution, media buys, video encoding and transcoding, and live event production. When people hear ‘cutting edge technology’, they don’t automatically think of Mayfield, Ohio as a hub for such services, yet that is where the company is currently located. Formerly known as BG Media, the production company had a modest start with a staff of only 2 people. However, the vision of what the company could offer was not modest at all. Founder, Brian Glazen, spent 11 years in Hollywood working on films, com-

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mercials, and videos with some of the big-gest names in the entertainment industry. In 2004, Glazen returned to Cleveland to start his own production company in order to bring the cutting edge media techniques from Hollywood to Northeast Ohio. One by one, the creative team started to expand and the company evolved from BG Media to Think Media Studios.

So who is the army of people behind the scenes that make all this happen? Surprisingly, it is only an army of 13. Brian Glazen, Owner/President, Geoff Yaw, Lead Producer/Director, Ryan Hardy, Lead Designer/Editor, Keith Potoczak, Lead Editor/ Producer, Doug Sanborn, Business Development, Caleb Crossen, Director of Photography, Danielle Miller, Editor, Chris Wiegand, Motion Designer/3D/Editor, Dan Krivenki, Editor/Assistant Camera, Olivia Otten, Producer, Damien Campbell, Producer, Jeff Webb, Editor, and Hilarie Frankenberry, Production Coordinator.

They also contract out to freelancers as needed, but having such a close-knit team allows them to be more in-tune with each other and allows them to produce work that appears seamless. “It’s a unique career to be in a creative field,” notes Keith Potoczak. “Coming up with new ide-as is challenging. We’re always looking for the next step and the next step… we’re always looking for something to inspire you. We have a fun atmosphere here…there’s a new adventure every day.” Think Media has achieved multiple awards for their work over the years. In 2009, they were awarded an Emmy by the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Tele-vision Arts and Sciences (NATAS), winning best Promotion of Program Sports for their Cleveland CAVS XL Intro video. They were also awarded top honors at the 2009 EMPixx awards. The EMPixx awards honor excellence in the production of TV programs, TV commercials, corporate videos, internet moving pixels and independent films and videos. All three of the entries submitted by Think Media Studios achieved Platinum Awards, the highest award in the EMPixx program, and were some of the highest scoring pieces in the nationwide competition. The Cleveland Chapter of the American Advertising Federation also awarded them an ADDY that year for their work with Faber-Castell. This was Cleveland’s only award-winning video that year with “On the Go” in the category of Video Sales Presentation as Cleveland’s best. The video also achieved a Silver Telly Award in 2010 which honors the best videos and film productions in 5 countries with over 13,000 entries world-wide. With every award nomination garnered by Think Media, Cleveland gains more publicity.


Even with all the accolades the production company was receiving, two members of the team, Geoff Yaw and Keith Potoczak, embarked on a trip in 2009 to shoot on-location for a feature length documentary. They filmed for 14 days in South Africa for the movie KING ME, which was screened at this year’s Cleveland International Film Festival. KING ME follows the world of competitive checkers and the tale of one poor man from South Africa, Lubabalo Kondlo, as he challenged the reigning “kings” of international championships. They spent time with Xhosa tribesman learning their culture during filming. But production also required them and other Think Media teammates to ‘jump all over the board’ as they filmed in Barbados, Canada, and several U.S. cities, including Medina, Ohio. Since it was a semi-local movie shot by Clevelanders, the Cleveland International Film Festival seemed to be the perfect fit. “The Festival is growing so much bigger every year,” states Keith. “I hope it inspires more local talent to get involved.” They not only promote Cleveland organizations and events, but also Cleveland itself. One of their objectives with every project is to show all that Cleveland really has to offer. There is a pride in the city and the people who live here that is captured in their storytelling. One of their upcoming projects tells the story of Playhouse Square’s beginnings and eventual evolution in to one of the most notable theater districts in the nation. “As a company, we’re at that ‘grown-up’ level now”, ex-plains Keith. “I expect in the next 5 years, instead of being the company that’s growing, we’ll be the staple promoting other creative youths and other creative endeavors. In this business it’s natural to go to New York or L.A. We’ve gone out and talked at colleges to keep the talent here. We’ll reach out and encourage a new generation of people.” Overall, Keith has noticed that “there’s been a shift in the past couple of years with the younger generation, from post-college to midthirties. It used to not ‘be cool’ to stay here after college, but people are not only wanting to stay here, but also wanting to help change the attitude towards Cleveland. From all the great new restaurants opening up to organizations like Positively Cleveland, every-

one’s trying to change the city’s image around, and media is such a great way to do that.” You can check out the company at www.thinkmediastudios.com To view some of their newest work, check out www.vimeopro.com/thinkmediastudios/work or follow them on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/ pages/Think-Media-Studios/175661235799734 For any information on Think Media contact brian@thinkmediastudios.com

Keith Potoczak

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Think Media Studios Photo by Jen Tortorici

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Health and Fitness

The Sky’s the Limit with Yoga Rocks the Park By Jennifer Tortorici

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oga Rocks the

Park is coming to Cleveland, Ohio! Yoga Rocks the Park is a unique yoga movement that brings people together who are looking to establish wellness and balance through yoga in an outdoor venue. When I say movement, I don’t mean the lotus position or downward dog, but a series of festivals held throughout the summer in order to provide various events and yoga methods to people of all levels. First started in Denver Colorado 3 years ago by Erik Vienneau of Open Sky Event Marketing, LLC., it has grown out west from a single event with 25 people to a weekly festival of over 300 yogis, various vendors and live music. It has already spread to other cities such as Phoenix, Milwaukee and Omaha with great success, and now it is coming to Cleveland for its summer debut! The kick-off event will be hosted in historic Tremont’s Lincoln Park on June 2 by Clevelanders Andy Holland and Emily Miller. Their intention is to provide a peaceful setting where people can connect with nature and each other in a way that the walls of a studio cannot offer. It will also expand the yoga community by allowing people to experience different yoga practices through the varying yoga instructors of surrounding Cleveland studios as they host differ-

ent classes. They will also be featuring national instructors like R.R. Shakti, who is based in Colorado and has hosted classes all over the country. A few other national visitors will be Sam Salwei and Dan Norgard of the Yogaslackers. Yogaslackers are adventurous yogis who practice on a 1 inch piece of webbing tensioned between 2 trees. Although it sounds difficult, this practice can be achieved by almost anyone with a little bit of perseverance and patience. But YRP isn’t just for the skilled yogi with years of practice, but is appropriate for all skill levels and is also a great way for the first-timers to become involved. People who may have had an interest in trying yoga, but weren’t sure on committing to signing up for classes, will now have an opportunity to discover what it has to offer. There will even be yoga classes available in the youth category. Cleve-land's own Jennifer Martinez Atzberger, founder of Urban Lotus Youth Yoga, has put together 2 amazing programs for YRP’s opening day. One is called

Peaceful Warriors for kids 11 and up and the other is Rainbow Yogis for younger children allowing kids and parents to practice together. YRP will also provide those already involved in classes with more opportunities to try different methods and meet more people outside of their own studios.

Andy Holland and Emily Miller at Tremont Historical District Photo by Jen Tortorici

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The story of how YRP made its way to Cleveland is also an inspired series of events. Andy Holland was participating at a yoga festival in Telluride Colorado when he thought of what a great opportunity it would be if Clevelanders could participate in a similar workshop. He began talking to Shakti about her having a class in Ohio. Once Andy returned, he began reaching out to different studios, colleges and other places with yoga programs for interested participants. He got a lot of people eager to sign up but still felt there was something missing and didn’t want to stop there. He decided to ask Aimee Jordan, an expert in holistic practices who also provides intuitive guidance and she encouraged him to email Baldwin Wallace College where Emily Miller was a student and practicing instructor. She decided to take time out during finals week to participate so she could relax amidst a busy schedule. It was such a successful class that she went up to Andy to thank him for hosting it, and the two of them began talking with Shakti about having regular workshops. Shakti suggested they collaborate with YRP’s founder Erik, which set things in motion for the first community-wide yoga movement in Cleveland. Yoga is a centuries old practice of combining physical, mental and spiritual disciplines to achieve balance and tranquility. Despite its longevity, it has surged more than ever the past several years as more and more evidence comes out proving its positive affects to over-all health and wellness. YRP is not just beneficial to the individuals who come out to participate, but also to the areas it has been held in by connecting the people with the community. While in Tremont, yogis can sit and sip coffee in a local coffee shop called Civilization that has a rustic interior and daily featured coffee flavors. They can also check out the bookstore Visible Voice Books just down the street where they can peruse the shelves of

an eclectic assortment of books or sip on one of the wines they offer as you shop. YRP not only brings awareness of the many studios and vendors available to people in one place, but also brings awareness of many different possible points of interest located in the area hosting one of the events. Any community interested in hosting an event, yoga studios interested in participating, or vendors looking to get involved, can contact Andy at aholland@openskyeventmarketing.com 440-821-9342 or Emily at emiller@openskyeventmarketing.com 440-465-8448. Anyone interested in participating in Yoga Rocks the Park can register at http://yogarocksthepark.com/cleveland/. Most of the proceeds will go to one local and one national non-profit organization. And it can be followed on Facebook at http:// www.facebook.com/YogaRockstheParkCleveland to check out future dates and upcoming events. Food will be available from Fahrenheit’s owner, Chef Rocco Whalen, so all you’ll need to bring is a mat and a desire to relax and have fun!

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Urban Cleveland

Urban Renewal, One Pedal at a Time By Jason Schiefelbein

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t’s a sight no one wants to see. Vacant buildings, shuttered factories, and run-down urban neighborhoods are all too common in every major city. Some people prefer to stay away from these areas, while others see an opportunity to begin urban rehabilitation. One such area is at the corner of Broadway and Pershing Avenue next to the Sokol Czech Cultural Center in Slavic Village.

portantly, the velodrome club plans to educate and provide instruction on all the Velodrome tracks are wood or benefits and excitement of riding on a cement ovals that come in various lengths velodrome. Weekly training sessions, seaand have signature high banked turns to son passes, open houses, and a stable of keep up the riders speed, which can reach rental bikes will be available for all inter50 mph. In competitions, such as the sumested in learning about velodrome riding mer Olympics, athletes will be riding bicyand racing. cles that look like 10-speeds, but these lightweight bikes have no brakes and have If you enjoy riding bicycles, want a fixed gear so riders simply slow down to learn a new sport, add a new facet to their rate of pedaling to come to a stop. your exercise regimen, or are interested in Slavic Village historically has been the revitalization of a historic Cleveland An idea that got started on a bar a very popular destination for Polish and neighborhood, Cleveland Velodrome in napkin over five years ago, the track is Czech immigrants. My grandma can recall now becoming a Cleveland reality. Fast Slavic Village is worth checking out. doing gymnastics as a teenager at the rec Track Cycling is a non-profit organization Cleveland Velodrome, 5033 Broadway center in Slavic Village. Next to the Sokol started in 2007 with the intent of fundrais- Ave., www.clevelandvelodrome.org Center is a vacant lot that used to be park- ing, finding land, constructing a veloing spaces for St. Michael’s Hospital. It was drome, and hosting velodrome events. All Arial view of Cleveland Velodrome demolished a few years after St. Michael’s the hard work has paid off for President closed in 2003, which is where this urban Brett Davis and all those involved with rehabilitation story begins. Fast Track Cycling. Brett and his team of We have heard plenty of times how we should be eating healthy and staying active. Cycling, mountain biking, road cycling, and BMX racing are all at the top of my fitness regimen, which is why this story interested me. Bicycling also goes well with the ‘going green’ initiatives that we hear about in regards to less pollutants from cars and relieving congested streets.

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volunteers were able to work with the city of Cleveland to secure the old St. Michael’s parking lot and begin the urban revitalization in Slavic Village. Besides signing a two year lease with the city of Cleveland for the lot, fundraising was another key factor for the velodrome to become a reality. This past March a meeting was held at the Sokol Center to announce that a 166 meter wooden velodrome track will be purchased and constructed with a projected opening this June. The track will be an outdoor venue, but future plans have the track being inside an inflatable dome.

One form of bicycling that I have had very little experience with is velodrome riding. Velodrome riding is limited to only 25 US cities, but there is a growing trend with more tracks and riders here in the Midwest. Velodromes in Indianapolis and Detroit have been around for over 10 years, but the sport did not seem to catch Cleveland Velodrome will host weekly on in other Midwest cities, until now. Chi- races on Thursday nights, but more imcago recently opened up a velodrome, and 10 Cleveland Living Magazine

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Local Artist

Hair Nonsense B y L o r y Ros a

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sories for her new baby girl. She has always had a creative touch making decorations for her home or as gifts for her friends and family. She even painted murals as a part-time job, but this time Pam needed to increase her income. Friends and family began

mericans embody the saying that “Necessity is the mother of invention “. Nothing was more evident then during the 2008 market downfall when many people lost not only their jobs and homes, but some even lost their will. However, just like the great depression of the 1920s, some saw this as an opportunity to reinvent themselves. This was the case for Pamela Lewis. Mother to an eight year old boy at the time, Pamela found her back against the wall when she lost her job in the real estate field. Needing to provide for her family, she decided to go back to school and became a Medical Assistant to help increase her earning potential. During this time, Pamela became pregnant with her second child and spreading the word and wearing her the financial stress just kept getting exclusive made -to-order head piechigher. es. Eventually, more people began to order them and her best friend would When her daughter was born even sell the ones she had off of her with a head full of red curls, Pam, own head at the supermarket to help who is a self proclaimed “girly girl”, her out. Pam would go to home-sale could not find quality hair pieces that parties, like Pampered Chef and Tupwere cute, had a proper fit, or were perware that were hosted by her affordable. To top that off, the ones friends, and steal their shine when that she could find were not conthe focus would turn to her creations. structed well and the material would She has even had clients order them fringe or the binding would come as party favors and gifts. From friends loose. It was then that Pam decided and family to coworkers, this soon she would make her own hair acces-

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became a part-time job for Pamela. She was then approached by local hair salons who were interested in consigning her pieces. Pamela has continued to create head bands and clips made from quality ribbons that she securely binds to ensure that they will last for her clients . Pam’s greatest wish is to achieve financial stability to be able to spend more time with her now twelve and two year old kids, who are not only the inspiration for her business, but are her greatest assets. To purchase Hair Nonsense products and support a local artist, go to www.etsy.com/shop/hairnonsense or visit cle-living.com, for a link to Pamela’s site.

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Adopt a Cat Month

Pets

Tips to adopting a Cat

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Care and requirements - From fresh food and water to hether you’re selecting your first or your fifth pet, identifying potential dangers around the house, you will need adopting an animal is a big commitment that deserves some to kitty-proof your home before you bring your new cat serious consideration. Cats tend to be a popular pet choice home. From a cat’s level, you will need to inspect the entire because they are perceived to be independent creatures. The house for potential choking hazards and electrical cords that truth is that they are domestic animals that require care and can present shock risks for your kitty. Remember, just like a supervision from their owner. When we consider starting a child, they are very inquisitive. For the first few days, you will family, we devote countless hours to the decision. Pets are an need to designate a space where your new pet can adjust to equally life-altering commitment that will present its own set its new environment without it becoming overwhelmed. This of challenges. Before you rush to buy a new kitten, keep the will not only help your new pet get acclimated to the new following things in mind... home at its own pace, but it will help create a feeding and eliminating routine to aid your cat in having a better adjustSelect a reputable breeder- Before you purchase ment period. It is recommended to have a designated room your next best friend from a pet shop or breeder; request a where the cat can stay for a few days to get acclimated to copy of the breeder’s credentials. An inexperienced breeder you and the home. This will also give you an opportunity to can result in you acquiring a kitten with health problems, see if any health or behavior problems arise. which may not be apparent at first, but can become very costly. A good alternative is to visit your local shelter and pick Adopting a new pet is a big responsibility, but it can also from their vast selection of kittens and adult cats that need a be a rewarding one. home. Selecting a Vet- Just like choosing a doctor for your family, your veterinarian will become an intricate part of your health care team. It is important to choose a vet with whom you feel comfortable and who has experience in treating cats. Just like doctors for humans, veterinarians can have subspecialties of care. Call your local vet's office and verify the doctor’s specialties of care. In addition to this, get references from friends and family who have owned cats to ensure that you are getting the best match for you and your new cat. Picking a breed- Different cat breeds have different requirements. From grooming to energy level, it is important to pick a breed that fits your lifestyle. Some breeds can have high grooming requirements that will demand multiple hours of grooming a week. If you have a busy lifestyle, you may want to consider this before choosing your next pet.

New pet shopping list... Bed - Get one that will give the cat a sense of safety. Litter box - Place it in a room where the cat can stay for a few days to acclimate to it. Litter - Find out what was used in their previous environment to establish consistency so the cat won’t become confused. Food– Do not buy too much since cats are finicky eater and you may need to change it a couple of times. Toys - Toys can provide the mental stimulation that cats require. Cats that become bored can developed destructive behavior. Always consult your vet!

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THE GREAT AWAKENING Romans XIII teaches us that when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. Now it is high time to awaken out of our sleep. The belief in a life apart from Good is a dream from which we must awaken from if we are to taste the waters of reality which flow from the Source of Life. As one awakens from a nightmare, so is the awakening of mentality from the dream of a living death to a realization of eternal life. We cast off the works of darkness when we realize that evil is not an entity but a fraud. The armor of light is the Truth, the very knowing of which makes us free. This awakening is a process of evolution, a little here and a little there, until the whole eye is opened and we see that life is neither separate from God nor different from Good. Life is God, and Good is the only power there is, or can be. To awaken oneself is to be healed and to be made prosperous, happy and satisfied. It makes us whole and complete as we were intended to be. God is a God of the living and not of the dead. God sees and knows only perfection and completion, happiness, and satisfaction. When we think of ourselves as God knows us, then we shall begin to experience the Goodness of Life!!! LOVE AND BLESSINGS, LeNore Anderson, RScP

Shout-outs Congratulations to David on his birthday in the month of June. This b-day shout-out is from his friends and family who want to wish him many happy and successful years ahead. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID!

Happy Father’s Day to Albert, who is a great father, husband and friend. This Father’s Day shout-out is from his wife and son. HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

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Happy Father’s Day to Robert for being a great dad and husband. This Father’s Day shout-out is from his wife and kids. We love you! HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!


Cleveland Cheers

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rom single mother to recent graduate, this lady has been through it all. Uleta Carter-Bostic, was a single mother who held her own raising her two kids. Through it all, she has had the support of her beloved mother Veronica and her aunt Anita, who is like a second mother. They taught her to be a strong independent women. Having suffered through two failed marriages and countless financial troubles, she put her dreams of completing her college education on hold to provide for her two children,

One day, ten years ago, she met a man whom she refers to as her prince charming. Robert Bostic had been through some failed relationships of his own, but from day one he professed his love for Ms. Carter and her two children. A few years later, Uleta struggled with breast cancer. When her doctors told her she was in remission, and already having put her children through college, she decided it was now her time. With her husband’s support and help, she went back to college.

That was only three years ago. Now she has completed her degree in Liberal Arts and is getting ready to pursue her Bachelor’s Degree in Science and aspires to become a life coach to women who are in situations similar to hers. Congratulations to Uleta Carter-Bastic on her new degree and happy Father’s Day to her amazing husband Rob.

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Cleveland was actually originally spelled "Cleaveland," named after General Moses Cleaveland. The "a" was

dropped so that the name could fit into a

newspaper's masthead.

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Cuyahoga County residents can go to the Cleveland Metro parks Zoo for free on Mondays. To confirm residency, you’ll need a driver’s license, state ID or utility bill with an address on it.

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The Soldiers and Sailors monument in Public Square was completed in 1895 and commemorates Cleveland's sacrifices during the Civil War. The tower is 125 feet tall and the bronze base contains 9000 names of Northeast Ohio Civil War Veterans. The interior contains four bronze relief panels and rows of intricately decorated stained glass windows. The monument is open Monday through Saturday from 9:00am to 4:00pm

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