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HEALTH

Business Plan Competition

What's Your Small Business? The Economic and Community Development Institute is hosting a Business Plan Competition. Are you starting a small business? Do you currently own a small business and want it to grow? Submit your application by August 2 to csmith@ecdi.org. Finals are scheduled for August 15. For more information, contact Christopher Smith at 216-912-5664 or csmith@ecdi.org. Winner of competition will be placed into the ECDI Business  Incubator Program starting  September 2. Competition is open to.
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Free Soccer Camp

Come join the movement away from television screens and Playstation controllers — the movement of feet across beautiful green grass, alongside teammates and toward a common goal. To SCORE! Every Saturday in July, a free summer soccer camp is coming to Wade Oval. Glenville SCORES Summer Soccer Camp will converge on University Circle this summer for the second year in a row. The co-ed camp is.
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Neighborhood Spotlight

Ron Meister - Shaker Quality Auto Body                                      Where one good turn often finds another Quality work, honest opinions and a commitment to community are hallmarks of Shaker Quality Auto Body at 12916 Larchmere Blvd. The family business — owned and run by Ron Meister, his wife, Chris, and sons Matt and Eric — has been offering top-rated mechanic and body work in.
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Healthy Food on Woodland Avenue

Buckeye-Shaker resident Marilyn Burns is happy to have the Food Plus store in her neighborhood. The convenience store, on Woodland Avenue across from Woodhill Homes, opened last year and offers items typically found only in larger grocery stores. Plus, “There’s a friendly atmosphere and reasonable prices,” said Burns, who lives across the street from the store. “I love it every time I go in there,” she added. “I just.
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Healthy Recipe: Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Garlic Mashed Potatoes Total Time: 25 minutes Prep: 10 minutes Cook: 15 minutes Yield: 4 servings Serving size: ¾ cup Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, unpeeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 4 large cloves garlic, peeled and quartered 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth (optional) 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Place the potatoes and garlic in a steamer basket fitted over a large pot of boiling water. Cover and.
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Former NFL Star Talks with Students

Former NFL star and native Clevelander Chris Chambers met with nearly 100 student-athletes, including several from East Tech High School, to teach them about financial fitness. Chambers gave real-life examples of how even wealthy sports stars need financial education. He and KeyBank employees taught students about managing a checking account, using ATM and debit cards and the importance of saving and using credit cards responsibly. His goal is.
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Growing Green in Central

Green City Growers, a new commercial greenhouse in Central, officially opened Feb. 25. The greenhouse, which sits on more than three acres between East 55th Street and Kinsman Road, hired area residents and is training them to become employee-owners. The goal is to create and nurture generational wealth for residents in the area. The greenhouse's workers (now about 18 people) will be invited to become employee-owners after performance reviews at.
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Get Ready for Summer Basketball!

James Reid had the opportunity last summer to stand back and watch what was once just an idea in his head become reality. The last day of the eight-week double elimination Glenville Summer Basketball Tournament was coming to a close, trophies and medals were given and children softened their faces with proud smiles. Glenview Park, 10701 Dupont Ave., was filled with laughing children, joy-filled teenagers and.
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Neighborhood Spotlight

Re-New Beginning Consignment Shop — A family affair with flair! There are many reasons to walk into Re-New Beginning Consignment Shop at 12726 Larchmere Blvd. It’s green, budget-friendly, filled with beautiful clothes and fun! Cherie Campbell first opened the doors in February 2009 and has welcomed a stream of recessionistas — that means fashion mavens on a budget — ever since. The shop carries gently used and new higher-end fashions.
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Free Conference on Race, Food & Justice

Food — what’s race and justice got to do with it? To answer that question, Case Western Reserve University hosts the “Race, Food and Justice” conference on April 25 and 26. The conference is free and open to the public. It marks the third year CWRU’s Social Justice Institute has partnered with local organizations Rid-All Green Partnership Project, Environmental Health Watch and PolicyBridge to raise public.
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From Empty Lot to High-Tech Farm

Leonard Davis’ dream of urban farming grew from a seedling to a garden. It's located on the corner of East 130th Street and Arlington Avenue in the Glenville neighborhood. In 2008, Davis’ godfather allowed him to plant a garden on the large plot of land. In 2011, Davis bought the plot and gave away what he grew to anyone who wanted some. Now Davis' garden has gone.
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Money Matters

In these difficult economic times, families are struggling just to make ends meet. Many residents, particularly those in underserved communities, are frustrated with social service and financial systems that are difficult to access and often do not cater to their diverse needs. Many residents rely on money center services and payday lenders that often charge high fees for services many banks offer for free. Perhaps financial missteps.
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The Energy Vampire

We often think of vampires as existing in horror movies, books and television programs.  But energy vampires do not have fangs or sleep in coffins. They are human beings just like us and they are skilled, effective and thorough in depleting our positive energy. What is an energy vampire?  It is a person, place or situation that drains the power from the mind, body and spirit,.
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Three Steps for Getting the Most Out of Your Tax Return

We are in the middle of tax season again. Beginning Jan. 30, more than 120 million households started filing their tax returns, according to the Internal Revenue Service. For many taxpayers, though, tax season is a confusing time, especially when it comes to tax credit eligibility. One refundable credit you could be missing out on is the Earned Income Tax Credit, or EITC. The EITC is available.
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“Playing” Tai Chi for Health

Susan Cady’s students strike proud royal poses when they walk — they hold their heads high and keep their chests wide. Cady, the founder of T’ai Chi for Health, teaches students to work out kinks in their bodies while in bed and keep good posture. She believes in standing tall, as if someone had just told you “You’re about to receive a medal at the Olympics!” Cady.
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