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African American Cultural Garden in Cleveland to break ground
African American Cultural Garden in Cleveland to break ground
Sheila Murphy Crawford, President of the Cleveland Cultural Garden Federation, introduced Carl Ewing, the delegate for the African American Garden. Ewing told that after 37 years there will finally be a groundbreaking for Phase 1 of the African American Garden.

Details will be posted as soon as available.

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Slovenian Irish Slo-Ish Bowling Tournament
Slovenian Irish Slo-Ish Bowling Tournament
The Slo-Ish bowling tournament started 4 years ago in April 2012. Colleen Frank was on her way to a Slovenian meeting and thought there should be an event that both Irish and Slovenian groups did together and maybe grow the memberships of both groups. Bowling came to mind.

When she went to the SNPJ meeting they loved the idea. She also met with the board of the Irish Club and they loved the idea. Colleen and her Slovenian friend Gina Volpe have been organizing it ever since.

The groups involved are SNPJ Loyalites Lodge #158, Slovenian Society Home- Euclid, and the Irish American Club Eastside.

Photos and more on the 2015 SloIsh Tournament.

Gina Volpe Joe Evanish Lou Novak Colleen Frank

Gina Volpe, Joe Evanish, Lou Novak and Colleen Frank


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Cleveland International Hall of Fame - 2015 Class
Cleveland International Hall of Fame - 2015 Class
The 2015 class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame (alphabetical order):
  • Shiv K. Aggarwal
    inducted by Michael Sreshta
  • Richard Ganim
    inducted by Pierre Bejjani
  • Steve Mulloy (posthumous)
    inducted by Mayor Jane Campbell
  • Bishop Anthony Pilla
    inducted by Sam Miller
  • Richard Pogue
    inducted by Sanjiv Kapur
  • Dick Russ
    inducted by Loree Vick
  • Honorable José A. Villanueva
    inducted by José Feliciano

Photos and Bios of the 2015 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

The induction ceremony will be on Wednesday April 29, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott at Key Center.

This event always sells out. You can order tickets, sponsorships and ads in the collector's edition program book now by contacting Debbie at deb@clevelandpeople.com or directly at 216-406-6594.

Congratulations to these very worthy inductees.

More on the Cleveland International Hall of Fame

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7 Minutes with Russ
7 Minutes with Russ
It was a lot of fun appearing on 7 Minutes with Russ Mitchell this morning on WKYC. If you missed it here is link to the video.

If you are interested in the Cleveland International Hall of Fame, see more here.

To sign up for free e-News about any (or all!) ethnic groups in Cleveland, sign up here. It's easy and free.

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Murphy Irish Dancers win World Championship
Murphy Irish Dancers win World Championship
The Murphy Irish Senior Dancers spent Easter Week in Montreal, Canada competing with more than five thousand Irish dancers from all over the world. And they won! They are the World Champions!

A panel of seven judges - also from around the world - scored the dancers 475 out of 500 available points. They outscored their closest competitor by over 100 points. It is estimated that more than 20,000 people were spectators and had the opportunity to witness the competition.

A win like this does not come easy. Competition is stiff and the dancers need to practice constantly. Few athletes practice as much, and in this Superbowl of Irish Dancing it paid off for the Murphy Irish Senior Dancers.

World Champion Murphy Irish Dancers

World Champion Murphy Irish Dancers


More from the Murphy Irish Dancers win in Montreal


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Russ Mitchell - ClevelandPeople.Com Ambassador
Russ Mitchell - ClevelandPeople.Com Ambassador
We are proud to announce that WKYC Lead Anchor Russ Mitchell is the newest ClevelandPeople.Com Ambassador.

Ambassadors to ClevelandPeople.Com are individuals who are outstanding representatives of Cleveland's diverse cultures and heritages. They have demonstrated great dedication to the advancement of a particular community and/or to the greater good of honoring and celebrating the ethnic groups and communities that make our city and region more vibrant.

Russ worked at CBS News in New York and covered the war in Bosnia, went to the Democratic Republic of Congo and interviewed then President Laurent Kabila, reported from Cuba, India, Indonesia and The Marshall Islands. Though born in St. Louis, Russ has been adopted by his new home of Cleveland.

Welcome aboard Russ.

Russ Mitchell

Russ Mitchell


Read more about Russ Mitchell and the other Ambassadors

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A great day for the Irish - and all
A great day for the Irish - and all
The 148th Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade was a great success.

On the following pages you will find video and photo highlights of the Parade in somewhat chronological order.

Grand Marshall Daniel Corcoran and Co-Chair Fr. Robert Begin

Grand Marshall Daniel Corcoran and Co-Chair Fr. Robert Begin


The main St. Patrick's Day page

Honorees, National Anthems and Blowing the Whistle

Start of the 2015 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade

Cleveland Police in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Cleveland Fire Fighters in the St. Patrick's Day Parade

Div 1 - Irish American Club East Side

Cleveland Diocesan Union of Holy Name Societies

Saint Joseph Academy celebrating 125 years

Irish Dancers - Leneghan, Murphy and O'Hare

More from Division 1

Div 2 - West Side Irish American Club

St. Helen Unicycle Drill Team from Newbury Ohio

St Vincent - St Mary Band

Cleveland State University

St Martin de Porres

Holy Name Elementary

Notre Dame Cathedral Latin

Cleveland City Dogs

Irish Northern Aid

Cleveland Right to Life

Walsh Jesuit HS Band

Ohio State Alumni

Irish Wolfhounds

Polonia - Cleveland's Polish Community

Notre Dame College Band

Cleveland Asian Festival

Knights of Columbus

More from Division 2

More from Division 3


Cleveland Firefighters Shamrock Club at St Patrick's Day Parade




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Christ is Risen - in many languages
Christ is Risen - in many languages
CHRIST IS RISEN!
INDEED HE IS RISEN!

(from around the world)

Albanian: Khrishti unjal! Vertet unjal!

Arabic- El Messieh kahml Hakken kahm!

Armenian: Kristos haryav ee merelotz! Orhnial ch harootyunuh kristosee!

Byelorussian: Khristos uvoskros! Zaprowdu uvoskros!

Coptic: - Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!

English: Christ is risen! Indeed He is risen !

Finnish: Kristus nousi Kuolleista!

French: Le Christ est ressuscite! Kriste ahzdkhah! En verite il est ressuscite!

Georgian: Kriste ahzdkhah! Chezdmaridet!

German: Christus ist erstanden! Wahrlicit ist er erstanden!

Greek: Christos anesti! Alithos anesti!

Japanese: Harisutosu Siochatsu! Makoto-ni Siochatsu!

Latin: Christus resurrexit! Vere resurrexit!

Latvian: Kristus ir augsham sales! Teyashant ir augsham sales vinsch!

Polish: Khristus zmartvikstau! Zaiste smartvikstau!

Romanian: Cristos ainviat! Adeverat a inviat!

Russian: Khristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!

Serbian: Christos vaskres! Vaistinu vaskres!

Slavonic:' Khristos voskrese! Voistinu voskrese!

Spanish: Christos ha resucitado! En verdad ha resucitado!

Ukrainian: Khristos voskres! Voistinu voskres!

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Argentines in Cleveland at CIFF
Argentines in Cleveland at CIFF
Ambassador Maria Paula Bozoklian sent this photo of Argentines in Cleveland supporting an Argentine movie, In The Clouds, with the director Marcelo Mitnik at Cleveland International Film Festival.

Argentines in Cleveland supporting an Argentine movie, In The Clouds, with the director Marcelo Mitnik at Cleveland International Film Festival

Argentines in Cleveland at CIFF


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Henna Night before a Turkish Wedding
Henna Night before a Turkish Wedding
The Turkish American Society of Ohio-Cleveland (TASO) hosts a monthly Turkish Coffee Night in Cleveland Ohio to meet and share cultures. Seyma Gurer explained some Turkish wedding customs such as the Henna Night for the future bride.



More Turkish Wedding Customs

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Ethnic Leaders 8th annual Summit
Ethnic Leaders 8th annual Summit
The first annual meeting and 8th annual Summit put on by the International Community Council-Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) with partners American Nationalities Movement and ClevelandPeople.Com was held at MetroHealth on Saturday.

One of the discussions focused on how to present Cleveland's divesrity to the RNC media. More to come...

Some of the ICC-WIN summit particpants

Some of the ICC-WIN summit particpants


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Cleveland Cultural Gardens 68th annual One World Day
Cleveland Cultural Gardens 68th annual One World Day
For each of the last 67 years, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens have celebrated One World Day in the Gardens. August 23, 2015 will be the 68th annual One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. This annual event reflects the theme of the Gardens: "Peace through Mutual Understanding."

Press release about One World Day in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

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Adventure to Greece
Adventure to Greece
The ClevelandPeople.Com Food Adventurers travelled to Greece to sample Greek food, drink, music and culture.

One of the highlights was a Greek Zeibekiko Dance Song played by Kosta Revelas on a tetrachordo (four pairs of strings) bouzouki.

The adventure was at the Mad Greek Restaurant in Cleveland Heights. People who enjoy trying different foods and learning about different cultures participate in the Food Adventurer's group. Learn more about the Food Adventures.



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This is Our Cleveland - ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Party
This is Our Cleveland - ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Party
The International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) hosted their annual multicultural holiday celebration at the Global Center for Health Innovation in the Cleveland Convention Center in Cleveland Ohio.

At the end of an international fashion show that featured native costumes from dozens of countries, the models gathered on stage and walked out to the sounds of We are the World. Watch this short video and be inspired.

More photos and videos from the event soon.

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We Pray the Rosary - Living Rosary DVD
We Pray the Rosary - Living Rosary DVD
Hail Mary, Full of Grace…

This DVD is a Living Rosary in the sense that over 200 people participated in saying a prayer. 3 bishops, numerous priests and sisters and a variety of lay people all said a prayer (Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary or Glory Be) that when put together combine to form the complete Rosary.

We hope that you will pray along with the diverse group of people on this DVD. They are young and old, different races and ethnicities, in Church and outside, alone and in groups. The prayers are said in English, but occasionally there is a prayer in another language. You may not know the language but will understand, and be able to pray along, because of the context.

  1. American Sign Language
  2. English
  3. Gaelic
  4. German
  5. Hindi
  6. Italian
  7. Konkani
  8. Korean
  9. Lebanese
  10. Polish
  11. Portuguese
  12. Slovenian
  13. Spanish
  14. Swahili

Lourdes Shrine in Cleveland


More about the We Pray the Rosary DVD


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Cleveland Non-Violence Pledge
Cleveland Non-Violence Pledge
"As chairman and on behalf of the Hispanic Roundtable, we enthusiastically take the pledge of peace and nonviolence. We are honored to be associated with two of the greatest human beings whoever lived: Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King. Most importantly, we want to be associated with the universal and eternal value of peace and dignity for all human beings, who are all created in God's image.
José C Feliciano

Have you signed the Cyber Wall of Peace and Nonviolence yet?

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Cultural and Ethnic Store
Cultural and Ethnic Store
No matter what your cultural or ethnic background is, you will find products tailored to that group in our On-Line Store.

For example, do you know a Slovenian (or Irish or Polish or Italian or...) Grandma or Grandpa who would love their own Parking Sign? Check it out. Books, DVDs, Music, Flags, Baby Items, Gourmet Foods and much more.

All at great prices and shipped securely from Amazon.com

Please help support ClevelandPeople.Com by shopping in our Online Store.

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 What is Cleveland's greatest asset?
Cleveland People

Sure we love the distinct 4 seasons (most of the time). And we love the great cultural and civic resources such as University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cultural Gardens, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and so much more.

But it's the people that make Cleveland special. The rich culture, traditions and, of course, food from over 100 ethnic groups makes Cleveland a much richer city.

ClevelandPeople.Com Philosophy

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Welcome to Cleveland

Helping Monika

Over 1,000 of the daily visitors to ClevelandPeople.Com visit from outside the US. The website has been serving as a Virtual Welcoming Center to people from all over the world. We ask the appropriate Ambassador to assist us with specific cases.

For example, we received an e-mail from a visitor named Monika in Poland. The message was in Polish so we asked Polish Ambassador John Borkowski to translate for us.

Basically, Monika is coming to the Cleveland Clinic and is nervous. She doesn't know anyone or the language.

We sent Monika's information to many on our Polish (and other) lists and the response was terrific. Several organizations and individuals will be assisting and welcoming Monika.

What a terrific group of Cleveland People!

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Do you need a Hungarian Flag? A shirt that says "I love Slovenian girls"? How about a sign that says No Parking except for Irish Grandmother?

These and hundreds of other items for your particular ethnic group are available for browsing at our on-line store. It's safe, fast, easy and fun. And there is a wide selection you will never find in the stores!


What is Cleveland's greatest asset?
Cleveland People Sure we love the distinct 4 seasons (most of the time).

And we love the great cultural and civic resources such as University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Lake Erie, the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians and so much more.

But it's the people that make Cleveland special. The rich culture, traditions and, of course, food from over 100 ethnic groups makes Cleveland a much richer city.

This site serves as a portal to reach the many interesting groups of people that make up Cleveland. While you will want to click on a link of a group that you belong to or are familiar with, why not check out some other groups and see what they have to offer?

If you are from outside the Cleveland area, even outside the US, please contact us to see what our area has to offer you and your family. We think you will be amazed at the opportunities.

Learn more about ClevelandPeople.Com



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