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Gallucci's - the hidden Italian ethnic market
Keeping up with Maury

I stopped at my favorite ethnic store the other day. When I was in business there was a group of people who promoted Cleveland who would select merchants and exceptional points of interests and call them treasures. The promoted them that way. Gallucci's at 6610 Euclid Ave. is that kind of store. The Cleveland tour buses (Lolly the trolley) always stop at Gallucci's. You have to see this store - it is everything Italian. ...

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How Does It Feel To Be 99? Keeping up with Maury

When I look back at my life it doesn't seem to be one answer. I always knew I was medically vulnerable because of my genetic background. My parents died very young and I later found out that mostly everyone in our family was all in that same position; bad genetics. ...

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There's No Getting Out Of It! Amy ponders Volunteer's Remorse

"…..and is anyone here interested in working on this project?" My hand shot up immediately. Who cared what the project was, I was the willing and eager person to tackle whatever someone wanted done.

The flush of being needed, being wanted, being the head or tail of a job was calling to me. You've heard of Buyer's Remorse, when the object purchased-usually a big-ticket item such as car or house-is viewed, in the clearer light of day, as less than well thought out? There must also be Volunteer's Remorse as well....

Read the rest of Amy's guide for volunteers

Fall is Leaving, Winter is Coming. Keeping up with Maury

Alas, Summer and Fall are leaving us. But what beauty has the Fall left behind. Everywhere you turn you're beset. Just a few days ago the colors were mostly yellow. Contrasting in the lighter shades of green turning yellow. I was sure we would never get the magnificent reds and browns that made Fall so colorful and important. ...

Read the rest of Maury's column on Cleveland's Fall scenery

9-11 Memorial and Museum

If you find yourself in Lower Manhattan, you should plan a visit to the 9-11 Memorial and Museum. Start with a walk around the 2 reflecting pools that sit where the 2 towers once stood. They cover about an acre apiece, and contain the tallest manmade waterfalls in North America...

Flower at 9-11 memorial

Flower left at 9-11 Memorial

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Ohio native, Petty Officer Brian Budd

Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian Budd, a 1999 graduate of Findlay High School and a Navy Recruiting District (NRD) Ohio Navy Officer Recruiter working out of Navy Officer Recruiting Station (NORS) Cleveland, also works as the Game Day Manager for the Cleveland Browns Drumline.

Budd was born and raised in Findlay, Ohio and also graduated from Kent State University in 2003 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Percussion Performance. He learned to play the snare drum through Drum Corps International; he is an alumnus of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps.

Budd said, "Playing in the drumline for me is liberating. Making music puts me in a place that calms me and makes me happy. It's a feeling that is unique from any other that I've ever experienced. It's unbelievable."

Budd stated that he has developed a number of relationships with key community members who have requested more information about the Navy and its Navy Officer Programs. Budd said, "As the Game Day Manager I am in charge of the personnel, supply and logistics, and coordination of our game day activities and sometimes act as a liaison between the Bluecoats and the Cleveland Browns."

ť According to Budd, when he learned that the Bluecoats and the Browns were partnering to enhance the game day experience for the fans he was immediately interested in being a part of it. He was approached by David Glasgow, Executive Director of the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps and asked if he was interested in the position. Glasgow said, "Budd was involved in getting the Browns Drumline off the ground from the very beginning, but he initially had to audition for his position. This is his second season with the drumline."

Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian Budd

Navy Counselor 1st Class Brian Budd

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The last book from the late Joan Rivers.

Follow Joan on a family vacation in Mexico and on trips between New York and Los Angeles where she mingles with the stars, never missing a beat as she delivers blistering critiques on current events, and excoriating insights about life, pop culture, and celebrities (from A to D list), all in her relentlessly funny signature style.

Diary of a Mad Diva

Were you Home Schooled?

Most of our generation was HOME SCHOOLED in many ways.

1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE.
"If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
“You better pray that will come out of the carpet."

3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
“If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"

4. My father taught me LOGIC.
“ Because I said so, that's why."

5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
“If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."

6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
“Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

7. My father taught me IRONY.
“Keep crying and I'll give you something to cry about."

8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
“Shut your mouth and eat your supper."

9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
“Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?"

10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
“You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

11 My mother taught me about WEATHER.
“This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."

12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!"

13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
“I brought you into this world, and I can take you out..."

14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOUR MODIFICATION.
“Stop acting like your father!"

15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do."

16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
“Just wait until we get home."

17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
“You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"

18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
“If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

19. My mother taught me ESP.
“Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"

20. My father taught me HUMOUR.
“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."

21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
“If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
“You're just like your father."

23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?”

24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
“When you get to be my age, you'll understand

25. My father taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"

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