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Remembering the Cleveland Press Pumpkin

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Remembering the Cleveland Press Pumpkin

For kids growing up in Northeast Ohio during the days of the Cleveland Press, who could forget receiving their jack-o-lantern cutout to hang in their windows every October?

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Little Italy: One of Cleveland's Most Enduring Neighborhoods

Culture

Little Italy: One of Cleveland's Most Enduring Neighborhoods

The Perfect Blend of Award-Winning Dining, Unique Artisans, Religion, and Rich History Pretty much every lifelong Clevelander has their own personal story or memories of the best-known of the five major Italian settlements established in Cleveland. Mine dates back to the early 1980s when I got my start in the wholesale beer business. The Little Italy neighborhood was a large part of the delivery territory I was responsible for, and I got to see on a day in, day out basis the pride that the people had in their culturally rich little part of the city that allowed them to...

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The Big-Time Barons, the Goal-Busting Barons

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The Big-Time Barons, the Goal-Busting Barons

The American Hockey League’s Cleveland Barons are arguably one of the most interesting, history-rich professional hockey stories that not many fans outside of, and quite frankly those native to, Cleveland know much about. The Barons played at the Cleveland Arena, considered at the time to be one of the largest and most beautiful facilities in the country. Located at the corner of E. 36th and Euclid Avenue, now the site of the Red Cross, the building literally came to electrified life each and every time the Barons took to the ice to do battle with their AHL foes. So successful was...

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The California Penal League Podcast, Episode 13: The 2021 Season Preview

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The California Penal League Podcast, Episode 13: The 2021 Season Preview

The 2021 Major League Baseball season is here - and we're so pumped it's a full one! Be sure to check out the latest episode of the California Penal League podcast to hear our predictions for Cleveland's season.

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The Enduring Appeal of Cleveland's Ghoulardi

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The Enduring Appeal of Cleveland's Ghoulardi

Ghoulardi's Shock Theater ran from January 13th of 1963 until its abrupt end in December of 1966 on local Cleveland channel 8 (WJW TV). I say abrupt because at the time of his departure, Ghoulardi’s popularity during late-night Friday nights was soaring and at its peak even included hosting Saturday afternoon’s Masterpiece Theater and the weekday children's program Laurel, Ghoulardi and Hardy.

Late-night movie hosts at the time typically portrayed themselves as vampires or mad scientists. Anderson wanted something different, so the idea for a wisecracking “hipster” ahead of his time in a long lab coat, Van Dyke beard, bad wig and glasses was born.

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