Mood Music Jim Vickers Jim Brickman has sold millions of CDs, sang a duet with Kermit the Frog and toured with Donny Osmond. This month, the Shaker Heights native comes home for a Dec. 26 holiday concert at Severance Hall.
Steel Support Lynne Thompson Why is the house where Superman was born not a well-known Cleveland landmark? Author Brad Meltzer wondered the same thing. Then, he helped make sure Jerry Siegel’s childhood home will be preserved for future comic book fans.
Building A 65-pound gingerbread house By Dr. John Learner Dentist John Learner has built seven ultimate gingerbread houses for the Cleveland Botanical Garden’s annual contest. This year’s project was his most ambitious: a replica of St. Ignatius High School’s main building.
Cult of the Holiday Brew John Long ‘Christmas Ale!’ demand the thirsty hordes who descend upon Great Lakes Brewing Co., and any local store with a cooler, in their annual search for cinnamon-spiced winter bliss.
The Silver Grille Lynne Thompson Hused inside Higbee’s, the Silver Grille was a holiday-season dining destination that grew into a Cleveland icon. Today, nearly two decades after closing its doors, former patrons still talk about the Welsh rarebit on its menu.
There was a time when men always wore suits and sauerkraut balls were considered a fancy appetizer. Stouffer’s Top of the Town was born of this era and became a downtown dining icon that lasted more than three decades.
Words to Live By - The Best Things to Eat (on a Budget) Stories by Lynne Thompson With a new year on the horizon, now is the time to start thinking about committing to a healthier 2009. (And if you’re anything like us, you could probably use a little inspiration.) So we turned to our medical community and asked leading minds in the fields of diet, obesity and work-life balance for advice to take beyond Jan. 1, then consulted with a pair of Clevelanders who are inspiring people of all ages to move more.
More Pierogi Fillings St. Andrew Ukranian Catholic church in Parma produces pierogi by the hundreds of dozens. After sharing the secret of its potato-filled pierogi in our December feature story about classic Cleveland eats, the church also told us how to produce some of its other favorite pierogi fillings.
The Write Stuff Inspired by everything from Lake Erie to the Grand Canyon, Cleveland Heights’ poets laureate Meredith Holmes, Mary Weems and Loren Weiss share some of their poems included in the new anthology Awake at the End.