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    "Where there is no vision, the people perish..."

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  1. I love my new neighborhood
  2. Thanks, X. We moved from Newburgh Heights. (I moved in there during Superstorm Sandy) GISguy, we live in the same building. I'll keep an eye out for a bushy-bearded guy on a bike with a camera
  3. It's official. We are moved in. So happy to be part of the neighborhood now. Here's the view from our balcony.
  4. Dave's Markets Buys Cleveland and Columbus Lucky's Market Locations While Lucky's Markets filed for bankruptcy and the majority of its stores earlier this year, the Cleveland location remained open. This week, it got a new owner. Dave's Markets bought that store and the Columbus-area Lucky's Market at auction for a total of $1.25 million. https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2020/03/27/daves-markets-buys-cleveland-and-columbus-luckys-market-locations
  5. I have a VPN that was set up a while ago when I had ankle surgery. So I can work from home with no issues - unlike many others at Euclid City Hall. I'm "lucky" enough because we had at the time a dedicated IT person on staff who was able to set this up easily. Currently this is contracted out. Regardless, I am still able to crank out my permits, zoning reviews, etc. While this month's Architectural Review Board and Planning and Zoning Commission meetings were cancelled, we are looking at various means to be able to have cases move forward without delay to the applicants projects.
  6. Cleveland International Film Festival to stream this year's movies since festival canceled for coronavirus The theme of the 44th annual Cleveland International Film Festival is "See Beyond," but because of coronavirus, no one will seeing any movies in-person at the festival this year. "We were grieving. We were in mourning," says executive director Marcie Goodman about canceling the festival. "It was such an enormous loss to have something that we had worked nonstop on, and then poof." But like the well-known saying... The show must go on. The festival committee decided to take a page out of their own book, going beyond to launch "CIFF44 Reinvented," a new way to watch the movies expected to debut at the festival this year and old festival alum favorites. "We wanted a way to connect with our community, because that's really what it's all about," Goodman says. A list of where to watch festival alum movies is now live at clevelandfilm.org/alums. Eventually, a streaming service of movies expected to debut at this year's festival will also be live. Coming in April, CIFF Streams will give subscribers access to many of the feature and short films slated to be part of this year's CIFF44 lineup. Full information, including film details, pricing and launch date, will be released soon. "This was supposed to be our 30th and last year at Tower City Center before moving to Playhouse Square next year. So one of the ironies was that -- who would ever imagined that last year would have been our last year at Tower City --but that's how it worked out," Goodman says. "But now 'See Beyond' has to be see beyond what's going on in the world right now, and see beyond to a much better time in front of us, that we can all get to if we do it together." This year's film festival trailer was produced and created by Fusion Filmworks and features the song Miles To Go from local musicians Astronymer and Jul Big Green. Watch it in the player below: Trailer Among other festival familiarities, new episodes of the festival podcast 'CIFF Speaks' will be released, new merchandise can still be purchased and the annual Challenge Match program is still underway to fund the festival's operations. All those features are located on clevelandfilm.org. "All any filmmaker wants is for people to watch their film," Goodman says. "So to be able to give that to our film makers, and then to give our audience some kind of opportunity to view some of the content from this year's festival means so much to us. That's our mission, and we have to be able to fulfill our mission. To not do so, is unimaginable to us."
  7. I was just thinking the same thing
  8. It's official: COVID-19 CIFF STATEMENT Updated: 03.11.2020 1:30 PM While we are saddened that our film loving audience will not have the opportunity to experience CIFF44’s amazing films and talented filmmakers, we understand the City’s obligation to protect the health and safety of all residents. We regret not having the opportunity to celebrate our three decades at Tower City Center. But we look forward to presenting CIFF45, April 7-18, 2021, at our new and permanent home in Playhouse Square.” - CIFF Executive Director Marcie Goodman https://www.clevelandfilm.org/plan-your-day/health-and-safety
  9. We will be hearing today, most likely, a decision regarding the status of the scheduled festival. There is news conference going right now at City Hall. Among the people there are representatives from CIFF
  10. Mapping 2019-nCoV The Dashboard: https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6 Reference: Dong E, Du H, Gardner L. An interactive web-based dashboard to track COVID-19 in real time. Lancet Infect Dis; published online Feb 19. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30120-1. Background On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) was informed of an outbreak of “pneumonia of unknown cause” detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China – the seventh-largest city in China with 11 million residents. As of January 23, there are over 800 cases of 2019-nCoV confirmed globally, including cases in at least 20 regions in China and nine countries/territories. The first reported infected individuals, some of whom showed symptoms as early as December 8, were discovered to be among stallholders from the Wuhan South China Seafood Market. Subsequently, the wet market was closed on Jan 1. The virus causing the outbreak was quickly determined to be a novel coronavirus. On January 10, gene sequencing further determined it to be the new Wuhan coronavirus, namely 2019-nCoV, a betacoronavirus, related to the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome virus (MERS-CoV) and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus (SARSCoV). However, the mortality and transmissibility of 2019-nCoV are still unknown, and likely to vary from those of the prior referenced coronaviruses. Infected travelers (primarily air) are known to be responsible for introductions of the virus outside Wuhan. On Jan 13 Thailand reported the first international case outside China, while the first cases within China, but outside of Wuhan were reported on January 19, in Guangdong and Beijing. On January 20, China’s National Health Commission (NHC) confirmed that the coronavirus can be transmitted between humans. On the same day human infections with 2019-nCoV had also been confirmed in Japan and South Korea, and the following day cases in the U.S. and Taiwan were detected in travelers returning from Wuhan. On January 21 multiple provinces in China were also reporting new cases and infection was confirmed in 15 healthcare workers, with six fatalities reported. Additional travel cases have now been confirmed in Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Vietnam. On Jan 22, a WHO emergency committee convened to discuss whether the outbreak should be classified as a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) under International Health Regulations, but were initially undecided due to lack of information, before deciding against the declaration. Of immediate concern is the risk of further transmission resulting from high travel volumes and mass gatherings in celebration of the Chinese New Year on January 24. In attempts to mitigate local transmission within China, unprecedented outbreak control strategies were implemented in (initially) three cities. On 23 January 2020, Wuhan suspended all public transport and air travel (in and out of the city), placing all 11 million city residents under quarantine. On Jan 24, Huanggang and Ezhou, cities adjacent to Wuhan, will also be placed under a similar quarantine, with more cities in China now following suit. Further, many cities have canceled Chinese New Year celebrations. As Wuhan is a major air transportation hub in central China, various measures have been taken on a global scale to mitigate international spread. Targeted airport screening of passengers traveling from Wuhan was initiated as early as January 1 in Hong Kong and Macau. Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand starting to screen arriving passengers on January 3. In the U.S., the CDC began entry screening of passengers on direct and connecting flights from Wuhan to the three main ports of entry on January 17, 2020, with Atlanta and Chicago soon to be added. On January 23 the U.S. CDC raised its travel notice for Wuhan, China, to the highest of three levels. Additional Pacific and Asian countries including Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and India are now also conducting targeted passenger screening at airports. GIS Dashboard (Updated February 11, 2020) In response to this ongoing public health emergency, we developed an interactive web-based dashboard (static snapshot shown above) hosted by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University, to visualize and track reported cases in real-time. The dashboard, first shared publicly on January 22, illustrates the location and number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, deaths and recoveries for all affected countries. It was developed to provide researchers, public health authorities and the general public with a user-friendly tool to track the outbreak as it unfolds. Further, all the data collected and displayed is made freely available, initially as google sheets, now in a GitHub repository, along with the feature layers of the dashboard, which are now included in the ESRI Living Atlas. The dashboard reports cases at the province level in China, city level in the US, Australia and Canada, and at the country level otherwise. From January 22-31 the entire data collection and processing was managed manually. During this period the number of updates were typically conducted twice a day, both morning and night (Eastern Time). As the outbreak evolved, the manual reporting process became unsustainable, and on February 1, we adopted a semi-automated living data stream strategy. Our primary data source is DXY, an online platform run by members of the Chinese medical community, which aggregates local media and government reports to provide COVID-19 cumulative case totals in near real-time at the province level in China and country level otherwise. Every 15 minutes, the cumulative case counts are updated from DXY for all provinces in China and affected countries and regions. For countries and regions outside mainland China (including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan), we found DXY cumulative case counts to frequently lag other sources; we therefore manually update these case numbers throughout the day when new cases are identified. To identify new cases, we monitor various twitter feeds, online news services, and direct communication sent through the dashboard. Before manually updating the dashboard, we confirm the case numbers using regional and local health departments, namely the China CDC (CCDC), Hong Kong Department of Health, Macau Government, Taiwan CDC, European CDC (ECDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), as well as city and state level health authorities. For city level case reports in the U.S., Australia, and Canada, which we began reporting on February 1, we rely on the US CDC, Government of Canada, Australia Government Department of Health and various state or territory health authorities. All manual updates (outside mainland China) are coordinated by a team at JHU. We are currently in the process of conducting additional modeling of this emerging outbreak, and will update this blog post with the results soon. https://systems.jhu.edu/research/public-health/ncov/
  11. City of Cleveland Issues RFP for West Side Market Consultant The City of Cleveland has issued today a request for proposals (RFP) for a consultant to help reshape the West Side Market (WSM) customer experience by evaluating existing practices and developing a strategic action plan to drive change at the Market. Click here to view the RFP. “We are in search of a consultant that can think outside of the box to enhance the Market’s competitive edge,” said Chief Operating Officer Darnell Brown. “As the historic institution continues to adapt to the evolving demands of 21st Century customers, the City of Cleveland seeks a consultant who can evaluate and recommend ways to enhance overall customer experience, vendor mix, and quality of products and services. We also want to create a process for customers to be able to provide feedback.” Each year, the WSM attracts approximately 1.2 million visitors. The City of Cleveland seeks a consultant who can analyze and make recommendations on four main areas: Administrative: Create a process and establish a tool to evaluate vendor performance and vendor selection. Develop a tool to receive customer feedback and evaluate customer satisfaction. Entrepreneurial Growth & Recruitment: Provide recommendations on vendor recruitment. Develop recommendations to diversify products and services. Analyze the role of the Market as a business incubator and identify specific services required to support the success of vendors. Make recommendations for creative revenue streams that encourage repeat customer visits. Facilities Management & Capital Planning: Review West Side Market Capital Plan to focus on customer access to products, services and events. Review and assess the day to day maintenance practices of the facilities and provide recommendations on ways to increase efficiency, streamline project coordination and enhance communication with vendors and outside departments. Encourage Community Engagement, Outreach and Bridge Building: Review and assess the WSM 2019 Community Survey and 2019 Marketing Plan to create tools that measure customer satisfaction going forward as the vendor recommendations are implemented. Conceptualize a plan on how the WSM can enhance its strategic relationships while adhering to its core mission. Engage in collaborative partnerships with community partners (i.e. RTA, VA, Hunger Network, Cleveland Restoration etc.). The action items developed by the selected vendor will supplement a number of investments and goals the City of Cleveland has recently announced. Over the past six years, the City has invested more than $5.4 million in capital repairs to improve the grand 107-year-old structure. Recent repairs include the installation of new boilers, improvements to some electrical systems, a new parking lot, roof repairs, new cooling systems and more. SOURCE: https://clecityhall.com/2020/02/21/city-of-cleveland-issues-rfp-for-west-side-market-consultant/
  12. CIFF44 Announces Opening Night and Closing Night Films OPENING NIGHT AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE On Wednesday, March 25 at 7:00 PM, CIFF44 will open with MILITARY WIVES. The film centers on a group of women from different backgrounds whose partners are away serving in Afghanistan. Faced with their loved ones’ absences, they come together to form the very first military wives choir, helping each other through some of life’s most difficult moments, and quickly find themselves on an international stage. Peter Cattaneo (THE FULL MONTY) directs Kristin Scott Thomas and Sharon Horgan in this feel-good crowd-pleaser inspired by true events. CLOSING NIGHT AT TOWER CITY CENTER On Sunday, April 5 at 7:00 PM, the Festival will close with DREAM HORSE. The film tells the inspiring true story of Dream Alliance, an unlikely race horse bred by small town Welsh bartender, Jan Vokes (Academy Award® nominee Toni Collette). With very little money and no experience, Jan convinces her neighbors to chip in their meager earnings to help raise Dream in the hopes he can compete with the racing elites. The group’s investment pays off as Dream rises through the ranks with grit and determination and goes on to race in the Welsh Grand National, showing the heart of a true champion. All those in attendance at any of the films showing at Tower City Cinemas on Closing Night are invited to the Closing Night Ceremony (dessert reception and awards presentation) around the Tower City Center Grand Staircase after the screenings. Tickets go on sale for CIFF members Friday, March 6 at 11:00 AM, and to non-members on Friday, March 13 at 11:00 AM. Tickets to any Closing Night film are $14 for CIFF members and $16 for non-members.
  13. HAH! Coincedently, I was just looking to post this pic - which actually happened oh so many years ago, but not to far from where we will be living:
  14. So happy to say we are future residents of this fine community as of May 5. My wife is so excited to have a view of the lake. Here's our floor plan: So long Newburgh Heights Hello Edison Apartments at Gordon Square
  15. Browns DE Myles Garrett reinstated by NFL Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been reinstated by the NFL, bringing an end to his indefinite suspension. Three months after being suspended indefinitely, Myles Garrett has been reinstated into the NFL. On Wednesday, league commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision to reinstate Garrett, following his meeting with the Cleveland Browns defensive end in New York earlier this week. MORE: https://www.wkyc.com/article/sports/nfl/browns/reports-browns-de-myles-garrett-reinstated-by-nfl/95-11b1df44-fb0d-421a-a981-0f3109a63a83
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