On Wednesday, October 21, I attended the celebration of the opening of the Evergreen Cooperative Laundry and Solar Cooperative at 540 East 105th Street. These businesses are the first of many planned to create jobs and wealth, primarily in six neighborhoods around University Circle. They have backing and support from the Cleveland Foundation, key University Circle institutions, relevant specialists at Kent State and several banks. You might find the video about this community wealth initiative both inspirational and suggestive for Cleveland Heights. Here’s a link to the video: http://blip.tv/file/2749165
Archives for October 2009
On Sunday, October 18, I completed the San Francisco Nike Women’s Marathon in 5:46 hours, among the top 10 in my age and gender category. I was greeted at the finish line by firemen in tuxedos who handed a Tiffany necklace to anyone who finished the marathon in 6-1/2 hours or less.
Just as I have never previously run for City Council, I never previously ran a marathon. The two activities complemented each other; training for the marathon conditioned me for walking door to door to meet voters. Thanks to Cleveland Heights running trainer, Kate Pophal, for getting me to the start line ready to go, and to Cleveland Heights massage therapist, George Kroto, for restoring me after the race.
The Plain Dealer has compiled an online voters’ guide. For your convenience, here is a link to it: cleveland.com/voterguide. At this site, you will find my answers to Plain Dealer questions and the answers of the other candidates, too.