5 Things to do In Cleveland for Halloween!

Happy Halloween Cleveland!

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1) Go to Chipotle! After 5pm this Halloween evening, dress up in your costume and swing by your local Chipotle for burritos, bowls and salads for only 3$. Click here for more info.

2) Head to Thistledown Racino for your chance to win up to $5,000 cash prize for the best Halloween Costume! Click here more info.

3) Cheer on the Lake Erie Monsters at The Q tonight! Click here to purchase tickets.

4)  Dress up in your absolute best costume and head over to Barley House Cleveland tonight (Halloween) for a chance to win a trip to VEGAS! Click here for more info.

5) Go Trick-or-treating! Click here to view dates and times in the Northeast Ohio area.

 

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Reinventing Cleveland

Positively Cleveland is recruiting the help of young professionals to initiate more positive feedback about where Cleveland is today and where it is going in the future. In an article written by Susan Glaser of the Plain Dealer, she describes how the initiative came about and what actions are going to be taken to improve Cleveland’s tourism and local feedback.

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The Goodtime III cruises along the Cuyahoga River, offering great views of the Cleveland skyline. (Lonnie Timmons III ) via cleveland.com

The two will get their chance, starting Thursday, at what Positively Cleveland is calling its YP CLE Ambassador Summit (YP, as in young professionals).

The goal is to pump these 20- and 30-somethings, members of the so-called Millennial Generation, for ideas on how best to shape the conversation about Cleveland, both here and elsewhere.

The motivation, said David Gilbert, president and CEO of Positively Cleveland, is a 2012 survey commissioned by the agency that found only 34 percent of Greater Clevelanders would recommend their hometown as a tourist destination.

“That’s an exceedingly low percentage,” said Gilbert, noting that comparable cities – including Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cincinnati and Milwaukee – all have a much larger percentage of residents who say they would recommend their communities to would-be visitors.

That same 2012 survey also found that recommendations from locals are an important factor when travelers are making destination decisions. So it’s crucial that more Clevelanders improve their attitudes about their hometown, said Gilbert.

Anecdotally, Gilbert believes that younger Clevelanders are more likely to have a positive attitude about Cleveland – which is why that group is the first to be enlisted to help the cause.

“Having been the butt of jokes for so many decades has given many Clevelanders this woe-is-us attitude,” said Gilbert. “In many ways, it’s a generational thing. From the late ’60s through the early ’80s, there was a real stigma to Cleveland.”

Clevelanders who weren’t alive then – people like Mack and Bibb – don’t have those same hang-ups, said Gilbert.

Combine those generational shifts with recent positive news events – including LeBron James’ decision to return to Northeast Ohio and the selection of Cleveland as host of the 2016 Republican National Convention – and Gilbert believes old-line impressions are already giving way to new perceptions.

“There’s no doubt it’s changing,” he added. “And if we can encourage a greater and faster change, then I think we’ll have really done a good thing.”

In addition, the younger generation’s use of social media has tremendous potential to promote change quickly.

Last spring, Positively Cleveland launched a #ThisisCLE campaign, encouraging Clevelanders to post photos – to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites – showcasing what they love about their city. In six months, more than 40,000 pictures were uploaded (you can find many of them here: thisiscle.com).

Among those who have posted photos (of Mitchell’s Ice Cream, Whiskey Island and other sights, in recent weeks): Carol Ferkovic, a physical therapist for the Cleveland Clinic.

“There’s a big group of young professionals in this city who have a lot of enthusiasm for Cleveland,” said Ferkovic, who grew up in Highland Heights, went to college in Pittsburgh, and now lives in University Heights. “It’s cool that people are so proud of the city.”

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Fall Has Arrived in CLE

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It’s that time of the year again! Time to break out the warm knit sweaters, pull on those boots and grab a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. Fall has officially arrived in Cleveland and some may say it’s one of the best season in Ohio. It’s also a time to mark your calendars for some awesome #FFF – Fun Fall Festivals! Laura DeMarco, of The Plain Dealer gives us , “More than 30 family, art, music, ethnic and harvest festivals” to look out for this season:

Simple Moments Farm First Annual Pumpkin Festival, 1245 S. Cleveland-Massillon Road, Copley: Pumpkins, gourds, mums, cornstalks, refreshments, games, kids’ crafts, a bounce house and more. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 27, and Oct. 4, 11, 18. Information: www.simplemomentsfarm.com

Barberton Mum Fest, 500 West Hopocan Ave., Barberton: The largest displays of mums in North America, with more than a million blooms on the shores of Lake Anna. Free admission. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27 and 28. Information: 330-848-6653.

Cleveland Metroparks Pioneer Fallfest, Brecksville Reservation: Travel back in time to the 18th century and discover just how different life was three centuries ago. Free admission. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Information:clevelandmetroparks.com

Freedom Festival, Cozad-Bates House, 11508 Mayfield Road (University Circle): Educating Clevelanders about Northeast Ohio’s role in the Underground Railroad. Storytelling, drumming, quilts. 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Information: 216-231-0301.

Bremec Garden Centers Annual Family Fall Fest, 12265 Chillicothe Road, Chesterland: Bring the whole family to enjoy face painting, pumpkin painting, Jungle Terry, Euclid Beach Rocket Car rides, magic shows by Rick Smith Jr. and more. Free admission. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. For information: info@bremec.com or 440-729-2122.

St. Stanislaus Parish Polish Festival, 6601 Baxter Ave., Cleveland: Polish food, boutiques, polka dancing, polka bands, church tours and more. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3; 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Information: 216-341-9091 or www.ststanislaus.org.

Lakewood Scarecrow Festival, Madison Avenue between Warren and Hilliard Avenues: Family-friendly scarecrow displays up beginning Wednesday, Oct. 8. Call 216-630-6349 by Saturday, Oct. 4, to register your scarecrow.

Medina Halloween Harvest Festival, town square: A costume contest, trick-or-treating, magic shows, a pet parade and costume contests. Free admission. 5-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Information:mainstreetmedina.com

To read the full article and learn about more festivals in Cleveland this fall: Click Here.

 

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The Luxury Guest Suite at Bridgeview

Did you know all Residents of Perry Payne, Water Street and Bridgeview Apartments have access to the luxury Guest Suite at Bridgeview?

For only $125 per night, including one parking spot, you can book your stay at Bridgeview’s Guest Suite. This 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom loft is fully furnished and includes a fully equip kitchen, free wireless internet and cable. This luxury loft is available to resident’s friends, families and visitors alike.

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Are you ready to book your stay? Contact Jane at the front desk of Bridgeview!

Email: JFrires@landmarkmgt.com

Phone: (216) 781-8510 ext. 221

Hurry! Dates are booking quickly!

 

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The 2014 Gay Games in Cleveland

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Photo Credit: Lisa DeJong, The Plain Dealer

The 2014 Gay Games have officially commenced in Cleveland, Ohio. The opening ceremony took place this past Saturday, August 9th at The Q, where thousands of amazing athletes from over 40 countries traveled to kickoff the Ninth Annual Gay Games. Visitors and residents alike have been questioning, what exactly are the Gay Games and what events take place during these games?

The exact definition, according to GG9.com:

The Gay Games are an international sporting and cultural event held every four years. Launched in 1982, the Games invite participation from all athletes—regardless of sexual orientation, race, gender identity, sex, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, political beliefs, athletic or artistic ability, age, physical challenge or health status. The Games offer a safe environment for LGBT competitors and are open to anyone 18 years or older. Typically, about 10% of participants are non-LGBT, often friends and family who participate to show their support.

So what sports will you see participants partake  in at the 2014 Gay Games? A better question would be, what sports won’t you see at the Gay Games; Basketball, Bad-mitten, Darts, Sailing, Rowing, Swimming and Martial Arts are just a few of the many sporting events that will take place beginning now until August 16th. Along with the sporting events, spectators will have the pleasure of the attending all the entertainment that follows these incredible events. Live concerts, featuring artists such as The ChainSmokers, and themed parties will be taking place throughout the week at nearby Cleveland locations.

Ready to attend your first Gay Games sporting event!? Take a look at the schedule and start planning your week! Gay Games 2014 Schedule

 

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Food Trucks in Cleveland

The food trucks in Cleveland are on the rise and they are more delicious than ever. So what kind of food can you expect from Cleveland’s food trucks? Gourmet style dishes served hot, gluten-free delicacies, fresh ingredients, and the list goes on. Food trucks are giving a whole new meaning to the phrase “Fast Food”. So where can you find all these on-the-go dining trucks? For starters, head to Walnut Wednesday! Every Wednesday in downtown Cleveland, from 11am to 1:30pm between East 12th street and Walnut Street, catch over 15 food trucks on your lunch break.  According to Debbie Snook from The Plain Dealer:

 

“This week’s Walnut Wednesday is sounding like a record-breaker once again. Twenty-one trucks and mobile food operations will be surrounding Perk Plaza at E. 12th and Walnut Streets. Add on the Cavs Street Team for an impromptu LeBron rally. The weather forecast is looking pretty good through Friday, which bodes well for a lot of the major truck meets in Cleveland. Good luck making choices.

Walnut Wednesday: (11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., E. 12th and Walnut Streets) July 16 — B and M Bar B Que,      Chill Pop Shop, Donut Lab, Fired Up Taco Truck,      Get Stuffed Solar Powered Mobile Eatery (lemonade only), Green Machine, Hodge Podge,    Manna Food Truck, Mason’s Creamery, Mobile Sushi Bar – Sushi on the Roll, MotorMouth Food Truck, Nelly Belly, Streat Sensations, Stuff Yourself, Sweet! The Mobile Cupcakery, The Bom Truffles, The Orange Truk, The Original Steaks & Hoagies, Touch Supper Truck, Wholly Frijoles, Mexican Street Foods, LLC, Wok N Roll Food Truck.

Lunch by the Lake: (noon-2 p.m., Thursdays, E. 9th Street Pier) July 17 — 216 Bistro, Chef Gray Wolf, Off the GRIDdle, Tony’s Truck Stop, Barrio Tacos, DonutLab.

Food Truck Friday: (11 a.m.-2 p.m., 601 Lakeside Avenue) July 18 — Manna Truck, Touch Supper Truck, Pig Licking Good BBQ, Boca Loca Burrito Factory, Fired Up Tacos, Off the Griddle, Krav, and The Orange Truk.

Memorial Monday: (11 a.m.-1 p.m. and sometimes later, Mondays, W. 3rd Street and Lakeside Avenue) July 21 — 216 Bistro, Green Machine, Off The GRIDdle, Touch Supper Club, DonutLab, The Bom.

The Chomp: (11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Tuesdays, E. 46th Street between Euclid and Prospect) July 22 — Sweet! Mobile Cupcakery, The Nosh Box, Krav, Wok n Roll, The Orange Truk, Boca Loca Burrito, Pig Lickin’ Good.”

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Looking for a complete list of all the Food Trucks in Cleveland? Cleveland.com has got you covered! Take a look at 31 of the Cleveland’s food trucks: Click Here

 

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LeBron’s Heart-Warming Comeback

As all of you have probably already heard, LeBron James has decided to come back to Ohio and play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. In an article written in Sports Illustrated Magazine, LeBron James describes his reasoning for leaving Cleveland, his goals and accomplishments since he’s left Cleveland, and what is ultimately bringing him back. As told by Lee Jenkens from SI:

 

“When I left Cleveland, I was on a mission. I was seeking championships, and we won two. But Miami already knew that feeling. Our city hasn’t had that feeling in a long, long, long time. My goal is still to win as many titles as possible, no question. But what’s most important for me is bringing one trophy back to Northeast Ohio.

I always believed that I’d return to Cleveland and finish my career there. I just didn’t know when. After the season, free agency wasn’t even a thought. But I have two boys and my wife, Savannah, is pregnant with a girl. I started thinking about what it would be like to raise my family in my hometown. I looked at other teams, but I wasn’t going to leave Miami for anywhere except Cleveland. The more time passed, the more it felt right. This is what makes me happy.

To make the move I needed the support of my wife and my mom, who can be very tough. The letter from Dan Gilbert, the booing of the Cleveland fans, the jerseys being burned — seeing all that was hard for them. My emotions were more mixed. It was easy to say, “OK, I don’t want to deal with these people ever again.” But then you think about the other side. What if I were a kid who looked up to an athlete, and that athlete made me want to do better in my own life, and then he left? How would I react? I’ve met with Dan, face-to-face, man-to-man. We’ve talked it out. Everybody makes mistakes. I’ve made mistakes as well. Who am I to hold a grudge?

I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help Kyrie Irving become one of the best point guards in our league. I think I can help elevate Tristan Thompson and Dion Waiters. And I can’t wait to reunite with Anderson Varejao, one of my favorite teammates.”

LeBron James announces his return to Cleveland Cavaliers

To read the full article from LeBron James: Complete SI.com coverage of LeBron’s return to the Cavaliers

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