Archive for March 10, 2009

World Class Pipes and Drums / Cleveland

I received the following from Bentley Wall a local piper with the world renowned and “class” 78th Frasers

People frequently ask me to let them know the next time the band I play with is going to perform in town. But, the band I am in never even comes to the USA normally.

For those of you that do not know, I play with the 78th Fraser Highlanders, a professional Grade I pipe band that competes overseas in Scotland at the World Pipe Ban Championships. The 78th Frasers were the first overseas band ever to win the World Pipe Band Championships and that was in 1987. The band director in 1987 is still the same guy today!

On April 18th, at 7:30 pm, at the Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, the band will put on a concert showing the world caliber talents that they possess.

I hope that some of you may be able to come see the show. Pipe Bands of this caliber do no exist in the United States and really, there are only about 3 or 4 of this caliber in North America.

Thanks for your support. Hope to see you at the show.


Hosted by the North Coast Pipe Band, the SL78th will take the stage at the Cleveland Masonic & Performance Arts Center at 7:30 p.m. for a night full of Scottish & Irish music. Be the first to use ‘A Folk Thing’, a SL78th mini-band feature Uilleann pipes, small pipes, whistles, guitars & more! Doors open at 6:30 p.m. – see you there!
78th Fraser Highlanders Concert
April 18th, 7:30 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Held at: The Masonic Auditorium, 3615 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio
Tickets (General Admission $25; Seniors and Students $20; Limited Box Seating $40*)

Walk-in ticket vendors are:
Gaelic Imports 216-398-1548

Casey’s Irish Imports 216-398-1548

The Irish Trading Company 216-371-6886

Irish Crossroads Gift Shop

Phone in ticket orders

On line ticket orders

March 10, 2009 at 10:09 pm Leave a comment

Shakespeare found- Well .. Sagert Actually

The play will be performed on May 1, 2, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. at French Creek. There will also be matinee performances at 3 p.m. on May 3, 10 and 17.

A few months ago the Metro Parks were looking for Shakespeare or playwrights as mentioned on this blog
They found their playwright in our own Kelly Sagert
Watch this space for COMING ATTRACTIONS!!!!

March 10, 2009 at 2:52 pm 13 comments

Paula’s Perspective- Council Committee March 9th

paula by Paula Tobias

I try very hard to listen, think about what they’re saying, and write key points down. If I’ve missed something please let me know.

I wonder how much anyone knows about the Civil Service Commission in Lorain.
I decided to attend and witness their monthly meeting. For more information please check their website.

Patrick Riley – President
Donald Gleisner – Vice-President
Timothy Haupt – Secretary
Paula Cantu – Administrative Assistant

O. R.C. 124.40 for more detail.
The position is appointed by the Mayor for 6 years. They receive Life Insurance and a stipend of $4,000 as members.

Tonight’s Committee Meeting

The first item was discussion of making Lakeside Ave between Delaware and Colorado a Snow Ban Street. This discussion in Council began in November. One hour later after discussion back and forth as to the issues and what possible solutions, countered with other issues and considerations and public opinion and council feelings, the Fire Chief’s opinion and the Lorain Police Departments suggestion….. My head was spinning and Sandy Campana’s (organizer of this campaign and a Neighborhood Watch leader for this area) I think her head was about to blow off her shoulders.

Something so seemingly simple had taken so long and come to this on Council floor. One citizen said he came to watch for sheer entertainment, you can’t find this chaos on TV or in the movies.

We lived in that general area; we know how the wind and snow off the Lake can be. We also learned how narrow the street is, it’s a one way street with parking on one side.

It was voted to send to council to include this area in the City’s Snow Parking Ban. Voting for: Mrs. Molnar, Mrs. Szabo and Mr. Silecky, voting against Mr. Edwards and Mr. Snodgrass.
I left before the second item of discussion began: nuisance abatement.

The last item on tonight’s agenda (Discussion of the 2009 Budget) caught my eye when it was posted Thursday. It was noted to use the Budget in the 2/23/09 packet.

As I recall, this Budget was inaccurate as new revenue (or lack there of) numbers had been reported by Mr. Mantini.

Council asked Administration to go back and adjust the budget numbers.
Why would they use the old numbers for discussion tonight?
Time is ticking….
April 1st, by Law a balanced budget must be presented.
Chronicle Article

Morning Journal Article

March 10, 2009 at 12:38 am 11 comments



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