by Aubrey Winkler
Cleveland’s premier skater-run flat track roller derby league, the Burning River Roller Girls, are now rolling into their 8th season!
BRRG’s Hazmat Travel Team, plus some shiny new skaters from the Pyromaniacs farm team, took down the Rubber City Rollergirls in Akron last weekend, winning 240-172. Now BRRG is preparing for their Season 8 Home Team Opening Game, featuring a double-header with the Hellbombers battling the Cleveland Steamers and the Rolling Pin-Ups duking it out with the Hard Knockers. This will kick off the five-game long Home Team season, lasting through July. Continue reading
Mmmm. We just broke into a fresh pound of Civilization’s Guatemalan coffee. It’s brewing and smells fantastic!
From the City of Cleveland Division of Waste Collection/Disposal
The City of Cleveland has a high rate of contamination in its recycling, due to non-recyclables being put into blue recycling carts and drop-off recycling dumpsters. Collection has been changed with the elimination of plastic bags. Recyclables should no longer be bagged, but should be placed loose in blue recycling carts and drop-off dumpsters. While plastic bags are NO LONGER ACCEPTED in these containers, most grocery stores and some other retailers accept plastic bags for recycling. These stores should be contacted in advance to confirm they will accept plastic bags and other items. Diapers and yard waste are not recyclable. Continue reading
CMSD will hold a series of meetings on their 5-year master facilities plan to make efficient use of schools, deal with declining and shifting enrollment and get the most out of limited state construction funds, all while ensuring that every neighborhood has access to high-quality academic options (Rendering of Cleveland School of the Arts courtesy of CMSD Communications).
by Tom Ott
CMSD NEWS BUREAU
Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) will hold a series of public meetings, starting next month, on a revised plan for its buildings and decisions that will affect the look of the District for years to come.
CSA The five-year master facilities plan, which is still being developed, will seek to make efficient use of schools, deal with declining and shifting enrollment and get the most out of limited state construction funds, all while ensuring that every neighborhood has access to high-quality academic options. Continue reading
Cleveland International Film Festival Receives National Endowment for the Arts Art Works Grant to Support Education and Exhibition Programs
CIFF Grant is One of 895 NEA Art Works Grants Funded Nationwide
by Debby Samples
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the Cleveland International Film Festival is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Art Works grant. The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) is recommended for a $40,000 grant to support its exhibition and education programs.
Funding from the National Endowment for the Arts will enable the presentation of the Film Festival’s primary educational programs, FilmSlam and FilmForums.
The Film Festival’s longest running educational program is FilmSlam, which takes place on seven weekday mornings during the CIFF. Continue reading