Eco PartyThere were ovations all around as Cleveland MagazineΩunveiled the EcoVation Home at a special VIP preview party April 23. More than 150 invited guests received the first look inside the environmentally friendly renovation of an 88-year-old home in the Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood. Attendees munched on vegetarian delights provided by Web of Life Natural Foods Market and beverages from Great Lakes Brewing Co. as they discovered the "green" improvements to the home at 5909 Wakefield. Partners in the project included Cleveland Housing Network, Detroit-Shoreway Community Development Organization, Cleveland Green Building Coalition and 1he HBA of Greater Cleveland Remodelers Council.
Mûre than 2,000 swimmers, scuba divers and snorkelers made a big splash at the 2004 Verizon Wireless Swim for Diabetes, raising more than $225,000 during the three-day event. More than 70 corporate teams participated along with 60 pools through Greater Cleveland. Anyone who raised more than $60 in pledges was eligible for a free ticket to Geauga Lake and other prizes.
Silver Spoons Party
You've cast your ballots. You've read about the winners. Now, it's time to enjoy the spoils of your efforts. The 10th-annual Cleveland Magazine Silver Spoon Awards Party will be held at the InterContinental Hotel on Thursday, June 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by WMJI's Jimmy Malone and NewsChannel 5's Alicia Booth, the strolling dinner and wine tasting will include Blue Point Grille, Classics, D'Vine Wine Bar, Lockkeepers, Mallorca, Pier W, Three Birds Restaurant and more. Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Northeast Ohio Chapter. Purchase tickets online at www.clevelandmagazine.com/silverspoonawards.
Something in the Air
In this case, where there's smoke, there's bound to be a good time. Inside Business ;agazine and Cleveland Wine School present "A Summer Smoker & Grill Night" June 28 at 5 p.m. at the Hilton Cleveland South in Independence. The evening will include a hands-on grill and smoker class, patio dining paired with grill-friendly wines and a trio of cigars paired with vintage port. Call (216) 295-9583 for information or reservations.
Art and About
Cleveland Magazine will participate in a host of art events this month. Stop by our table for a complimentary issue of the magazine and to sign up for a subscription at the Beachwood Art Fest June 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. 3o 5 p.m. in the parking fields of Beachwood Place; Art by the Falls June 12 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and June 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Riverside Park in Chagrin Falls; and BostonMills Artfest June 25 to 27 and July 2 to 4 (see page 133 for details).
Summer of Prizes
Win a prize a day all summer long at www.clevelandmagazine.com. Look for the highlighted events in our Summer Fun Guide (see page 65) and visit our Web site for your chance to win one of more than 100 great prizes this summer, including Indians, Aeros, CŸptains and Fusion tickets; concert tickets from Tower City Amphitheater and Blossom; entertainment tickets to select Cleveland venues; T-shirts and much more. Click to http://www.clevelandmagazine.com/summerfun to win!