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VOLUME HREE
 ISSUE ONE JANUARY
2013
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Overwhelming Commnit Spport for East 22nStreet Project at NOACA Boar Meeting
By Susan Reese and Bobbi Reichtell
Another critical piece o unding orthe Campus District’s East 22nd StreetComplete and Green Street Projectreceived the green light rom the North-east Ohio Area Coordinating Agency (NOACA) Board o Directors at theirDecember 14th meeting. Te Board ap-proved $2.7 million o Surace rans-portation Program (SP) unding to beallocated in a uture budget year or this$5.8 million project. Leaders rom theCampus District community attendedthe meeting to illustrate the strong sup-port or this initiative rom all cornerso this near-downtown neighborhood.Represented were Cedar-Centralresident leaders, the Campus District,Inc., Cuyahoga Community College,Ohio Educational Credit Union, OhioState University Extension Oce, SaintVincent Charity Medical Center, andSisters o Charity Foundation. Letterso support to the NOACA GoverningBoard were presented to Ed Jerse, Presi-dent o the Governing Board, rom RonBerkman, President o Cleveland StateUniversity; Jerey Patterson, ExecutiveDirector o the Cuyahoga MetropolitanHousing Authority; CouncilwomanPhyllis Cleveland; Bobbi Reichtell,Executive Director o Campus District,Inc. and others.Once ully unded and engineered,construction o this project will bringnew bike lanes, pedestrian improve-ments, landscaping and lighting toEast 22nd Street rom Euclid Avenueon the north to Orange Avenue on thesouth. Previously in October, 2012 theNOACA Board approved $1.5 mil-lion or the project rom ransporta-tion Alternatives unding. Te City o Cleveland as the sponsor o the projecthas committed over $1,500,000 o localmatching unds and 2015 is the targetyear or construction.Cedar High Rise resident Fred Seals,speaking on behal o Cedar-Central resi-dents - including the over 5,000 childrenunder 18 who reside in the area - voicedsupport or the project which will makethe 22nd Street corridor saer and riend-lier or pedestrians and bicycles. “Tereare residents who have lived in theneighborhood thirty to orty years. Tey deserve to see this project happen,” saidSeals, speaking passionately.Dr. Michael Schoop, President o Cuyahoga Community College MetroCampus and the Campus District, Inc.Board o rustees, said, “Tis project isbuilding on the assets that are already here and creating visible, tangible pointso connection.” He described the com-munity’s vision or East 22nd Street as theconnective ber linking residents, studentsand aculty together and creating linksbetween the campuses o ri-C and CSU.In her letter to the Board, PhyllisCleveland, Ward 5, spoke o the impor-tance o this project to the Cedar-Cen-tral neighborhood and how it will have ahealthy impact on the community.eleange’ Tomas o the Sisters o Charity Foundation, Erika Meschkato the Ohio State University Extensionand Don Gaddis o the Central Com-munity Co-op echoed this idea in com-ments aer the Board meeting.
Susan Reese is a Fellow with theCampus District. She is a 2010 MUP-DD graduate o the Levin School.Bobbi Reichtell is the ExecutiveDirector o the Campus District, Inc.
(top) Mildred Lowe, community activist in the Cedar-Centralneighborhood, and Erika Meschkato the Ohio State University Extension attended to supportthe project. (bottom) Fred Seals,a Central resident supporter whoattended the Board Meeting.
Marion Sterling’s Ballroom is back in Swing with Dancing Classrooms
By Cortney Kilbury 
Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohiohas waltzed into Marion Sterling Elemen-tary, and this year’s h graders have be-gun their ten week - twenty session Danc-ing Classrooms journey. Te h gradeclass arrived like all the others - hunchedover, hesitant and completely unclear asto why they had to be there. However, themission and goals o Dancing Classroomsare crystal clear.Dancing Classrooms is a 10 week - 20session social development program or5th and 8th grade children that utilizesballroom dancing as a vehicle to changethe lives o not only the children who par-ticipate in the program, but also the liveso the teachers and parents who supportthese children. Dancing Classrooms isnot only about teaching ballroom danc-ing. Te dance is merely our “tool,” as itrequires that two individuals, in this casea lady and a gentlemen, have to physically connect in a respectul and meaningulway and then work together to achievea common goal – the dance step beingtaught. And so their dancing begins…Actually, in their rst orty-ve min-ute class the students don’t even touchanother classmate until thirty minutesinto the lesson. What’s happening inthat rst thirty minutes, you ask? Teoundation is being laid or the journey these students will take over the nextten weeks along with their classroomteacher. O course, this is all being doneDancing Classrooms style. First up, twopromises were made. One: you will neverhave a permanent partner. Tat promiseis welcomed with sighs o relie. wo:we’re going to have a lot o un. Tis getsstudents up on their eet and on their way to learning all about their “chopsticks,”“pancakes” and “crispy chicken wings.Forty-ve minutes later the studentsnd themselves standing in two single-le,size-order lines with all students in escortposition. Te transormation that hasstarted to occur is somewhat o a magi-cal experience, but there is no luck in themethod or curriculum that is being used.Tese results happen time-aer-time witheach class we work with and are the sameresults happening all over the country.Tough not every child nds themselvescompletely on board, we are on
CONINUED ON PAGE 8
Director Jo Jo Graham o Dancing Classrooms Northeast Ohio connects with students.
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 January 22nd, 2013
 3:30 pm at the
Cedar Hi-Rise Building2320 East 30th St.
 
CMHA Choice
Neighborhoo PlanCommnit Meeting
The Campus District Observerthanks the
downtown ClevelanResient Association
fordelivering the Observer todowntown apartment buildingsand other locations.
 
http://campusdistrictobserver.com
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Art & Public Life
Publisher
Campus District, Inc.Bobbi Reichtell,
Executive Director
Campus District FellowsSusan ReeseLatreasa Scott
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he Campus District Observer ispowered by: Ninth Estate Sotware
UpomngSubmssonDeadlnesPublatonDate
January 21, 2013February 5, 2013For advertising inormation,call 216-344 – 9200 or email us atb_reichtell@yahoo.com.A Program o Campus District, Inc.
Campus District ObserverCommunity Advisory Board:
Ann Bell, Bernard Doyle, Delores Gray,Jack Hagan, Cortney Kilbury, Joan Mazzolini,Shirley Mette, April Miller, Bobbi Reichtell,Daryl Rowland and Fred Seals
Webmaster:
Jim DeVito
Graphic Design:
Steve Tomas
Photography:
Dan Morgan,Susan Reese, Bobbi Reichtell, JulieVanWagenen, Shari Wilks
Contributing Writers
:Ann Bell, Brad Bielak, Jocelynn Clemings,Donna Dieball, Fred Dolan, Brittany Farmer,Clayton Harris, David Kich, Cortney Kilbury,John LePelley, Kathy Matthews, April Miller,Dan Morgan, Joe Mosbrook, Michelle Mulcahy,Beverley Pettrey, Susan Reese, Bobbi Reichtell,Matt Schmidt, Patricia Steele, Lauren Wilk Te mission o the Campus DistrictObserver is to attract, articulate and ampliy civic intelligence and community goodwill inthis community and beyond.Published monthly with a currentcirculation o 6,000 copies, this newspaper isavailable ree o charge and can be ound atover 75 business locations, restaurants andcommunity gathering places throughout theCampus District, including Cleveland StateUniversity, Cuyahoga Community College’sMetropolitan Campus and St. Vincent Char-ity Medical Center/Sisters o Charity HealthSystem, as well as on our website atwww.campusdistrictobserver.com.Te views and opinions expressed inthis publication do not necessarily reectthe views and opinions o the publisher andsta. Te Campus District Observer reservesthe right to review and approve all advertis-ing content, in accordance with editorialand community standards. Copyright 2013@ Te Campus District Observer, Inc. Allrights reserved. Any reproduction is orbid-den without express written permission.
BECOME AN OBSERVER!
Te Campus District Observer islooking or people to get involved in thenewspaper and the neighborhood. We seek  volunteer writers, photographers, designersand illustrators to help with production o thenewspaper. It does not matter i you are a pro-essional or amateur, our editorial sta will beglad to help you through the process. Registeronline at our website to submit stories, pressreleases, letters to the editor and photos.
Donna Dieball
,
Interim Editor
Newest Addition to CampusDistrict Arts Community
 
Cleveland Print Room
By Patricia Steele
Dark room equipment at the Cleveland Print Room.Photo courtesy o Shari Wilkins.
he Cleveland Print Room is opening its doorsand hosting its irst-ever photo exhibit on January 11,2013. he opening signals Cleveland Print Room’s irststep toward its mission: serving the larger photographiccommunity with a ocus on hand-processed photography through an accessible community darkroom and col-laborative workspace, local and national exhibitions andcollections o historical, ound photographs.“I am truly excited to be launching what I hope will bea haven or those who love photography as much as I do,whether a working artist or those curious about the processand open to discovery,” said Shari Wilkins, ounder o Cleve-land Print Room. “My goal is to create a collaborative com-munity built around the artistic import o hand-processedphotography with an emphasis on ound photographs.”Located on the rst oor o the ArtCra Building onSuperior Avenue within the Quadrangle arts district in theSt. Clair/Superior neighborhood, Cleveland Print Room is anonprot community darkroom, educational center, studioworkspace and photographic gallery.Te 3,300-square-oot acility oers a place to process20th century emulsion-based lm and analog photography collectively with others who share a passion or the photo-graphic arts. o celebrate its highly anticipated opening, theSuperior Avenue gallery will show “Welcome to Hard imes,eaturing large ormat pinhole camera photographs by VaughnWascovich.“Te ideas o displacement and transience are central orthis body o landscape photographs. Northeast exas is a land-scape with a rich and storied past, but also one o an uncer-tain and shiing uture,” says Wascovich. “Images o mobilehomes, collapsed churches, abandoned arms and even earth-moving machinery all reiterate this idea o impermanence.For more inormation on Vaughn Wascovich’s work,please visit: www.wascovich.com.For more inormation on Cleveland Print Room andmembership, visit: www.clevelandprintroom.com and www.acebook.com/ClevelandPrintRoom.
Patricia Steele does public relations work or Conde’  Nast in New York City.
Welcome to Hardtimes opening reception:
 January 11 from 5 – 9 p.m.The ArtCraft Buildingat 2550 Superior Ave.
From the Executive Directorof the Campus District, Inc.
Dear riends,
In this month’s issue you will nd stories aboutyou, our community, along with powerul words thatwere spoken by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. almostve decades ago. In this month when we honor hislie and contributions, I believe it’s valuable to see himnot as an icon that no one else could ever match indeeds or words. Instead, I see him as someone who islighting the way or the rest o us to be better people,to be o service and to inspire others in the way welive our daily lives.I recently ound these words by writerWilred Peterson that sum up what I have beenthinking about:
“Few o us will do the spectacular deeds o heroism that spread themselves across the pages o our newspapers in big black headlines. But we canall be heroic in the little things o everyday lie. Wecan do the helpul things, say the kind words, meet the diculties with courage and high hearts, stand up or the right when the cost is high, keep our word even though it means sacrice, be a giver instead o a destroyer. Ofen this quiet, humble heroism is the greatest heroism o all.” 
In last month’s issue, we told you stories aboutpeople who are some o our community’s local heroes:La Queta Worley, Betty Worley Harris, Jerome Baker,Fred Seals and the Very Reverend racey Lind. Tey work daily being o service to others – in their proes-sions and as volunteers. Tis issue we tell you aboutmore amazing people stepping out o their comortzones and making something new possible by theiractions. You’ll learn about the ve CMHA Choiceplanning interns who took a hard look at the neigh-borhood’s weaknesses and generated ideas on how tomake it better and more beautiul. You’ll read aboutShari Wilkins and Jo Jo Graham creating new waysor people to come together around the arts – Sharithrough photography and Jo Jo through dance. You’llget a little peak into the thoughts o ve people whoshare the places they love in the Campus District andwe’ll show those places to you. And nally, we willcelebrate the new ri-C graduates who are creatingbrighter utures or themselves through education.Please write to me at breichtell@campusdistrict.org or call me at 216-344-9200 to let me know aboutother local heroes and interesting people we shouldwrite about, and we’ll do our best to share theirstories with all o you. As we read these words by Dr. King, perhaps we can think about how to makethem real in our own lives.
Warmly,Bobbi Reichtell
 
CAMPUS DISTRICT OBSERVER • JANUARY
2013
 
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A Campus District Book Club
By Susan Reese
Santa and Mrs. Claus Visit owerPress at Open Studios and Art Sale
By Dan Morgan
David, Melanie and young Sophie Moss joined Santa and Mrs. Claus.Photo by Dan Morgan, Straight Shooter Photography.
Te Holiday Open Studiosand Art Sale was a big successon December 1. Visitors at theevent were graced by a visitrom the world’s most celebratedholiday couple. Te halls weredecked with original art andholiday cheer. Hundreds o revelers were shopping early along Superior Avenue, enjoy-ing beautiul weather all day.Cleveland Handmade’s vendorslled the Wooltex Gallery insideower Press, providing all kindso stocking stuers or shoppers.Over 10 artists’ studiosenjoyed increased trac dueto handmade street signs cre-ated by several o the artistsrepurposing recent electionsigns. Several o Te owerPress Group artists createdgreeting cards rom their artto satisy shoppers looking orlower priced gis. “Shoppinglocal and hand made seems tobe a very popular practice thatwe hope will continue” statedKaren Perkowski, owner andoperator o Arteno Cae, whohad a great day o business.Coee drinks and house-madesweets were a popular snack choice or shoppers restingbetween studio visits.At 4:15 p.m., Santa made asae landing in the ree parkinglot behind ower Press, just a ew minutes late. He and Mrs. Clauswere delayed at Petiti’s GardenCenter, where Santa Joe has madeappearances or the last severalyears. I took photos o Santa andthe Mrs. with several groups o people, young and old. A ace-book riend supplied the perectSanta throne. A super-wide whiteseamless backdrop allowed sev-eral people to get into each shot.A $5 donation was all we asked.In the end, we were able to makea nice contribution o all o ourproceeds to Salvation Army.Nick Skiviat, a medical stu-dent at John Carol University anda participant in Cap Core Pro-gram at St. Vincent Charity Medi-cal Center, was recruited to helppromote the ower Press event.Nick (appropriately named)donned an el costume suppliedby a nurse at St. Vincent andhanded out post card advertise-ments at the ArtCra Building,which was hosting its 25th annualHoliday Art Show and Sale.hanks to everyone whohelped make this such agreat event!
Dan Morgan o Straight Shooter Photography doesmarketing and more or theTower Press group. Find out more at www.towerpress- group.com or www.About-DanMorgan.com.
Joust, Jest or Juggle atthe 2013 Medieval Feast
By April Miller
Spend an evening in King Arthur’sCourt and meet a costumed cast o mer-rymakers, minstrels, maidens and more atrinity Cathedral’s Medieval Feast. Enjoy a night in Camelot complete with periodood, drink, music and entertainment inthe gothic splendor o rinity Cathedralas we raise money to provide high-quality live music or greater Cleveland’s largely underserved population. Tis annualevent - a undraising benet or Music andArt at rinity Cathedral - takes place Fri-day, Jan. 25 and repeats Saturday, Jan. 26.New this year is a silent auction block.Bid on not-to-be-missed items, includinghouse concerts, private piano lessons andmuch more! Whether or not you attendthe Feast, you can help us raise money by bidding on the auction items. Visit www.medievaleast.org to view the auctionblock and place a bid.Te grand event kicks o each eve-ning at six o’clock with a mulled cider andwine reception in the Great Hall, ollowedby a procession into the cathedral nave ora multi-course banquet o hearty medievalare. Wine, ale and ruit juice accompany the ood, and interactive entertainmentwill delight you between courses. Teevening ends with the curious ceremono the Pig’s Head. You just gotta be there!“It will be a rollicking good eveningthat supports a worthy cause,” says oddWilson, director o music and worship.“All are welcome so do come out and joinin the un and estivities!”Guests will enjoy wine, ood, costumecontests, music, ortune tellers, jugglers...inother words, bawdy but delightul un! AnArts Bazaar will be held in conjunction withthe Medieval Feast. Te alchemist will oersweet concoctions o the chocolate persua-sion. Te Knights o the Shiny Pottery willhold council and wield ceramic whistles andgargoyles to deend honor and court. TeEastern mystic will trade in beads and up-cycled ornamentation, including children’splaythings and much more.Period attire is encouraged, but not amust or this historic-style banquet. It’s awonderul group outing and a great way to beat the bleak mid-winter blues. Visitwww.medievaleast.org to order ticketsor call 216-774-0420. ickets are $55 orJan. 25 and $65 or Jan. 26. Te MedievalFeasts are produced by Music and Art atrinity Cathedral.Whether arriving on horseback, ootor in a modern-day chariot, parking is ree.rinity Cathedral’s parking lot entrance ison Prospect Avenue at East 22nd Street.Overow parking is available in the Cleve-land State University Prospect garage.About Music and Art at rinity Ca-thedral:
Music and Art at rinity Cathedral is a multi-aceted community arts organiza-tion that produces a ree Brownbag Concert Series, collaborative arts programs, the an-nual Medieval Feast, and a variety o other arts-oriented programs, sometimes inconjunction with other organizations. Eachseason, Music and Art at rinity Cathedral  produces or presents more than 40 eventsin the areas o music, dance, literature, the-atre and the visual arts. Music and Art at rinity Cathedral is led by odd Wilson,Director o Music and Worship. Learn moreat trinitycleveland.org/music-and-art.
 April Miller is communications man-ager at Trinity Cathedral.
MORE INFORMAION:
JAN. 25 & JAN. 26
PHONE:
216-774-0420
TickETS:
$55 or Jan. 25& $65 or Jan. 26
www.medievaleast.org 
Join the Campus Districtbook club! he irst gather-ing will be hursday, Janu-ary 10th at 6:00 p.m. at theCampus District oice, 2254Euclid Avenue. We welcomeresidents, students rom CSUand ri-C, and employeesrom anywhere in the Dis-trict. It will be a great way tohave people with all kinds o perspectives connect and haveconversations about books,reading and lie. he irstbook, Abundant Community,will be provided at the eventto the irst 10 people whoRSVP. Pizza and drinks willbe provided so i you plan toattend, please RSVP to BobbiReichtell at 216-344-9200 orbreichtell@campusdistrict.org.Future books will be decidedon by the members.
Susan Reese is a Fellow with the Campus District. Sheis a 2010 MUPDD graduate o the Levin School.

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