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Mac Love never noticed the woman watching him work under the Main Avenue Bridge in Cleveland.
The Akron artist, a piece of Crayola chalk in hand, sketched the word “DREAM” about six-feet high on an outdoor wall. Inside each letter, Love then colored a bright blue sky with white clouds fading into purple night with twinkling stars.
The 37-year-old was inspired by poet Maya Angelou saying “be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud” and hoped to show off Northeast Ohio’s creative and peaceful side to the 50,000 people visiting Northeast Ohio during the Republican National Convention.
But the woman watching him a week ago from the parking lot of Ernst & Young was local. When she finally approached Love, it was clear she had been crying, he said.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS). In northeast Ohio, we’re lucky to have a national park right in our backyard: Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP). Here are five reasons to visit Ohio’s national park for Celebrate100! Party in Your National Park in Howe Meadow on August 21.
Laurie Herington is a liberal Democrat, offering her electric car as evidence. Her husband, Rick Reese, leans the other way — saying he isn’t exactly pro-Republican but he is definitely anti-Democrat. Their four children from previous marriages are also split evenly between Democrats and Republicans. The tiebreaker would be their daughter, Veronica. But she’s 6.
Neos Dance Theatre kicked off the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival at Firestone Park on Friday with a cool and eclectic evening of dance highlighted by the world premiere of Stephanie Martinez’s In the Grace of Whit, full of unexpectedly beautiful juxtapositions.