50 Ways to Leave a Greeting

50 Ways to Leave a Greeting

What better way to wish a Happy 50th Birthday greeting than to order take away treats from a local, beloved local business? Especially a restaurant – margins are skinny in the best of times, the public’s tastes are fickle, the workforce is transient and that’s...
Absence, presence, proximity?

Absence, presence, proximity?

Lower Shaker Lake The old adage advises that when an object of affection is “out of sight,” that affection isn’t diminished—it’s multiplied. For us, we believe that it doesn’t need to be that way. For example, if the object of affection was a...
On thick ice

On thick ice

Lower Shaker Lake, on the border of Cleveland Heights/Shaker Heights, OH. “No ice is safe ice.” “It’s never worth the risk.” Sober counsel from parents and public officials, but . . . after several nights of temperatures in the single digits, and daytime highs in the...
Cold steel, warm craft

Cold steel, warm craft

Machines might seem to be merely cold steel, cut gears, flowing grease and winding pulleys. But in the hands of a craftsman like local elf Shadi Ayoub, a machine can seemingly also possess a soul. The O’Hare family was looking for a family gift that could be local,...
Not a kid’s game

Not a kid’s game

One Company Seeks and Act 3 Finds New Partnership It’s a game of hide and seek. Sometimes we seek new partners and clients; sometimes they find us. The latter scenario applies to our engagement with First Literacy, the Boston-based nonprofit that leads adult literacy...