Pink flamingos for Peggy

A flock of 100 pink flamingos took up temporary residence at Linda Margolin's East Overlook home last weekend. Linda's mother, Peggy, celebrated her centennial year Sunday. Happy Birthday, Peggy!
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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 4:15 PM, 10.22.2008

Make sure your vote is counted this election

You're opinion doesn't count unless you vote.

There are three Ways to Vote:

1. Vote early (in-person) at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

from Sept. 30 through Nov. 3

2. Vote early by Mail.*

3. Vote on Election Day (in person) Nov. 4

Polls are open from 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 12:16 AM, 09.24.2008

Free High Definition TV! (almost)

Beginning February 9, 2009, all local television stations must broadcast exclusively in high definition (HD). This will cause problems for many people who do not have an HD television, tuner, or converter box. To make the changeover more palatable, you can apply for a $40 coupon for up to two analog televisions that don’t have digital capability. The converter boxes will retail for about $50-70, so getting the coupon is worthwhile. If you have cable or satellite, or even an analog TV, you will not need a converter box. (Check with your provider for details.)
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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 1:06 PM, 06.23.2008

Heights Observer in Paris

Annalena Weissman (10) of East Scarborough Rd. enjoys reading about home while visiting the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France. Photo taken by Claudia Weissman.
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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 1:15 PM, 08.22.2008

An American's reaction to a round of UK pubs

Our recent trip to England, Scotland, and Wales, plus last month’s piece by Matthew Williams is perfect timing for this story.

My craving for craft beers started while stationed in Germany in the late sixties. In Germany, one drinks one’s beer at guest houses. In that era, in addition to the local pilsner, the main choices were Lowenbrau or Becks. Back to the states and it was a 20 year taste drought until Great Lakes Brewery came along in 1988.

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 10:21 PM, 07.06.2008

How are we doing?

How are we doing?

The Heights Observer is a new community supported citizen media project of FutureHeights. We hope to stimulate discussion, inform people about issues that are meaningful in the Heights, support the local economy, and reflect the unique flavor of our communities.

We welcome your comments and suggestions.

Send to:

Heights Observer Editor

2163 Lee Road, Suite 103

Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

or info@heightsobserver.org

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 9:01 AM, 07.22.2008

Real citizens vote

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
--George Jean Nathan (1882-1958)

Have you moved recently? Changed your name or address? Turned 18? Recently become a citizen? Been apathetic but want to change your ways?

Register to vote today.

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Volume 1, Issue 5, Posted 11:37 AM, 07.18.2008

Vive le Heights Observer!

See where the Heights Observer has been lately! Send us your photos: info@futureheights.org.
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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 3:49 PM, 06.17.2008

Severance is more than big boxes

The many commercial districts in Cleveland Heights and University Heights define our communities. They are notable for their numbers—upwards of twenty, depending on how you count them—as well as their variety. Some are large and extensive in their offerings; others are small and specialized.

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Volume 1, Issue 3, Posted 11:35 AM, 06.03.2008

Citizen Journalism 101

The exciting thing about a publication like the Heights Observer is the great variety of personal perspectives that make up the editorial content. It would defeat the purpose to homogenize those into a single editorial voice, yet there are some standard procedures we suggest to our writers.
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Volume 1, Issue 2, Posted 10:59 PM, 04.27.2008

FutureHeights presents the Heights Observer

Stop by your local merchant and pick up a copy of the inaugural edition of the Heights Observer, a project of FutureHeights.

FutureHeights' stakeholders encouraged us to continue to innovate and to find new ways to promote community involvement, public expression, and communication. Study of the increasingly popular concept of “hyperlocal journalism” - and a timely encounter with the publishers of The Lakewood Observer - convinced us that our communities need this new voice, the Heights Observer.

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Volume 1, Issue 1, Posted 12:47 PM, 04.11.2008