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Discover the history of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

You may already be familiar with the loveliness of Cleveland Cultural Gardens – the more than 30 themed gardens that beautify the drive along Martin Luther King Jr. and East boulevards in Cleveland – but do you know their history? Dr. Martin … Continue reading

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Talking about League Park with local authors

For generations, League Park has a nostalgic pull. It was the original home of the Cleveland Indians and the site of their first World Series victory. Over the years, it hosted the minor league Cleveland Bearcats, Cleveland Buckeyes from the … Continue reading

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Mob author Frank Monastra talks about researching his mafioso grandfather

Author and organized crime historian Frank Monastra visited us earlier this month to talk about his new book, King of Clubs, which profiles the famous, popular and very illegal casinos that flourished in and around Cleveland during the 1930s and 1940s. He also … Continue reading

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10 facts about Dorothy Fuldheim, the first lady of television news

Carol Starre-Kmiecik visited us to discuss Dorothy Fuldheim, the first lady of television news, while in character as Fuldheim. Here are 10 things we learned from her talk: Fuldheim’s family was so poor that when her brother died of strep throat, … Continue reading

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Alan Dutka introduces you to Cleveland’s Millionaires’ Row

Author Alan Dutka recently gave us a tour of Cleveland’s most famous and glamorous avenue, Millionaires’ Row; but he specifically took us through its unsavory underbelly. Dutka talked about wealthy industrialists, their million-dollar divorces, what they did when the money disappeared, and one … Continue reading

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