Heights foodies to speak at welcome event on June 26

Three Heights civic organizations will host Welcome Home: Heights Foodies, a reception to welcome new and potential residents of Cleveland Heights and University Heights, from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at The Wine Spot, 2271 Lee Road.

The free event will feature a panel discussion by Heights foodies and entrepreneurs about why they like living and working in the Heights. Panelists are Chef Jonathan Sawyer, owner of The Greenhouse Tavern and Noodlecat; Tommy Fello, owner of Tommy’s restaurant; Keith Logan, owner of Sweetie Fry; and Adam Fleischer, owner of The Wine Spot.

“This is an opportunity for newcomers to meet some of our outstanding chefs and entrepreneurs and find out what attracts them to the Heights,” said Clare Taft, board president of FutureHeights, one of the presenting organizations. “They can also learn about the two cities’ civic and cultural assets, meet neighbors and feel at home.”

Participants can enjoy an optional wine tasting for $10 per person, and complimentary nibbles. Wine, beer and spirits can also be purchased by the glass. Door prizes will be given out to new residents.

Civic leaders, including city and school officials, will be on hand to welcome residents and provide information. Heights schools, businesses, cultural institutions and other organizations will also have materials available.

The event is presented by the Friends of the Heights Libraries, FutureHeights and Reaching Heights. It is sponsored in part by Keller National Insurance. 

To RSVP, call the Friends office at 216-932-3600, ext. 234, or send an e-mail to friends@heightslibrary.org.

The groups plan another welcoming event in October. Welcome Home: Heights Authors will take place on Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Lee Road Library.

Deanna Bremer Fisher

Deanna Bremer Fisher is executive director of FutureHeights and publisher of the Heights Observer.

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