This bookstore has a really nice selection in a fairly small space, and its conveniently located along Cedar Road at Fairmount Boulevard in a row of stores and businesses that attract shoppers who want to park their cars and then get in some pleasant walking. The staff are pleasant. Folks, we need to keep bookstores like this in business, or resign ourselves only to monster bookstores in the very near future. Apple Tree Books is worth your time.
This is one of the great Italian bakeries. Located in the heart of Clevelands Little Italy near University Circle, Prestis has many delightful baked goods including sweet pastries. As a plus, one block up Mayfield Road hill is a sort of Prestis annex where they make delicious donuts late at night. There is nothing quite like walking into the donut shop at 1:00 am and having fresh plain cake donuts right out of the fryer!
This is a great place to see old films, retrospectives, small films that no one else is showing, and festivals. Its located on the Case Western Reserve University campus. Admission is reasonable, the atmosphere is great. You can become a member of the Cinematheque by calling or visiting their website, and youll receive a schedule of upcoming activities in the mail. This is one of the hippest cultural outlets in Cleveland!
The Fort Wayne Newspapers include the Journal Gazette and News Sentinel. One paper is a morning paper and the other comes out in the afternoon and both are owned by the same company. The quality of the morning paper is quite weak and the afternoon paper is only a bit better. It would be far better if they combined the staff and both papers and put the efforts into making ONE QUALITY paper. The reseach from the reporters is not good and the writing is weak. Some of the story ideas are excellent, but there is not the follow up and in-depth interviewing done to really put together a quality paper. Much of the morning paper is just big ads splashed across the page. I would recommend avoiding the papers in general, but the local TV is even worse. You are left with the worst of the two evils. Better to get cable news, believe it or not.
Its a nice experience when you visit this shop. The Celina Music Store, unlike many stores in bigger cities, caters to both the guitar/rock band crowd and the high school band musicians. They have decent used instruments for sale, a good selection of new ones, courteous sales staff, and a great location in the charming downtown of Celina, Ohio, right by the shore of Grand Lake. If you pass anywhere near Celina, its worth your while to stop by.
No doubt, this is one of the world-class conservatories for the study of classical music. Located in the heart of Clevelands University Circle, CIM benefits from a close association with Case Western Reserve University and The Cleveland Orchestra. The faculty is made up of very eminent musicians and the high-level student and faculty concertizing attracts a sizable audience. The Institute recently successfully completed a multimillion-dollar fund drive for a large-scale expansion of the facilities.
In all my travels I have never seen a music store like this! This is a paradise for brass and woodwind players who have a passion for vintage instruments. However, these arent old beaters to be made into lamps these instruments work. Borodis has a skilled staff of repair people who specialize in taking old, sometimes badly damaged horns and putting them in working order. They also repair other (non-musical) metal items that require refinishing or dent work.
Newport Harbor High School has a rich heritage of both education and sports. The high school's main building was constructed in the 1920s and was remodeled a few years ago. The main building is a fantastic lesson in history with beautiful local tile and hand carved woodwork. There are more hand made tile murals in the common area that feature the history of Newport Beach. The Sailors have an excellent reputation on standardized testing and specialized programming. The school has gotten smaller over the past two decades and the class size is excellent for the best learning. Many of the teachers have years of service and nearly all are teaching in their major area of study in college. Parking at the school can be tough, especially during the main part of the school day.
With many American schools failing to meet the basic standards at all educational levels, it is nice to have an alternative school to provide additional curriculum to make sure that students not only meet national standards, but can move well above these standards. The supplemental courses offered include subjects that are not available at many local schools. The subject areas require advanced critical thinking skills and practice high levels of content. The staff is most helpful and available for conferences. Highly recommended.
The Life Skills Center of Akron has been the subject of intense scrutiny in a series by the Akron Beacon Journal and the Cleveland Plain Dealer. The end summary is that the centers use a huge amount of public tax dollars and offer little improvement. The staff at the center does not have specialized credentials in the subject areas. There appears to be a major problem with creation of a basic curriculum for the center. This is one of the public failures of the No Child Left Behind federal education program. Not recommended. There are other, free programs offered in the public schools that have better results.