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Remembering Dr. King
Remembering Dr. King
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King day is celebrated the 3rd Monday in January. It became a national holiday January 20, 1986 after it was signed into law, in 1983, by President Ronald Reagan.

Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martin Luther King Jr., is well known for his work in Civil Rights and his "I Have A Dream Speech" is known, at least in part, by all. Here are some of his other less famous, but equally poignant, quotes.


"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."

" Man was born into barbarism when killing his fellow man was a normal condition of existence. He became endowed with a conscience. And he has now reached the day when violence toward another human being must become as abhorrent as eating another's flesh."

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."

"Violence as a way of achieving racial justice is both impractical and immoral. It is impractical because it is a descending spiral ending in destruction for all. It is immoral because it seeks to humiliate the opponent rather than win his understanding; it seeks to annihilate rather than to convert. Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than love. "

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word. "

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."

"The limitation of riots, moral questions aside, is that they cannot win and their participants know it. Hence, rioting is not revolutionary but reactionary because it invites defeat. It involves an emotional catharsis, but it must be followed by a sense of futility."


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Ants Climbing Trees and other Chinese Foods
Ants Climbing Trees and other Chinese Foods
The ClevelandPeople.com Food Adventurers traveled to China via The Pearl Asian Kitchen and Lounge (formerly Pearl of the Orient).

Chef Rose Wong told of of some of the colorful names of Chinese food that come from pronunciation, legend and superstitions like Ants Climbing Tree and Field Chicken (frogs).

Rose Wong and Debbie Hanson

Rose Wong and Debbie Hanson


More Photos and videos from the Food Adventure to China

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Chinese Cultural Garden and Confucius Institute
Chinese Cultural Garden and Confucius Institute
The ClevelandPeople.com Food Adventurers traveled to China via The Pearl Asian Kitchen and Lounge (formerly Pearl of the Orient).

The Adventurers heard from representatives of the Chinese Cultural Garden (did you know the statue of Confucius there is 7.5 tons?) and the Confucius Institute based at Cleveland State University.

Anthony Yen, Professor Xuhong Zhang and Dr. Xu

Anthony Yen, Professor Xuhong Zhang and Dr. Yan Yan Xu


Photos and videos from the Adventure to China

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Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio Medical Yatra
Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio Medical Yatra
Association of Indian Physicians of Northern Ohio (AIPNO) was founded in 1983 as a non-profit organization of physicians of Indian origin in Northern Ohio. With a membership of over 300 physicians who meet regularly for educational, charitable and social events, the organization provides an opportunity to make meaningful contributions to the local community and to make friendships that last.

AIPNO also provides service and aid to undeserved areas and disaster affected sites. The Medical YATRA Mission is to Educate, Prevent and Save Lives!

Wathc this short video to learn more about the great work these physicians and other volunteers do for the neediest of people.



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New Year Traditions
New Year Traditions
First Stepper. A very old tradition in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales revolves around your guests on New Year's Day. The first person to enter your home in the New Year will have a significant impact on year's to come. Here's how you can take part in this tradition.

Make note of who that first person is to enter your home. In fact, you may want to write it down, since the information won't really be of use to you for a year. At then end of the year decide if your year has been a good one or a bad one; lucky or unlucky. If you feel it has been a positive year then on the next New Year's Day, don't let anyone else in the house until that first person from the "lucky year" comes in.

If, however, you have had a bad or unlucky year, do whatever you must to have someone else be "the first stepper" into your home, so the luck will change for the upcoming year.


The Dutch believe it is important to "eat out the Old Year and Eat in the New" so they start a meal before midnight and finish it after, just to be sure there is food all year.


Although it is said that farm animals talk on New Year's Day, a superstition from Romania says it is important to avoid the animals because hearing them talk is very bad luck.


Egyptians once believed that onions kept evil spirits away; so many New Year's dishes with Egyptian roots will include onions.


Eating twelve grapes at midnight is a Spanish custom also said to bring good luck.


In Denmark, residents keep a pile of dishes, all broken, in front of the door. For this they save old dishes and People usually throw these on the friends’ doors during New Year. This symbolizes friendship and brotherhood and they believe the one with maximum dishes outside, has the most friends. Some Danish are found to leap some chairs during midnight.


Brazilians believe that lentils signify wealth and prosperity. So they serve food items made up of the legume like soup or rice on the New Year.


Germans pour molten lead into cold water and the shape that is taken after, predicts the future. Heart shapes symbolize marriage whereas round shapes denote good luck; anchor shapes tell that you need help however a cross signifies someone’s sad demise.


Filipinos consume grapes, have coins, wear polkas dotted dresses, as they have faith that circular things attract more fortune and money. They also throw coins as New Year begins to increase wealth and prosperity.


Japanese New Year or Oshogatsu is meant for celebrations with family and it begins with proper decoration of the home to welcome luck and fortune. They clean the entire house, get themselves off from every financial liability, and resolve all issues before the New Year hits. They follow traditions of three things: a pine branch, called kadomatsu, denotes longevity; a stalk of bamboo symbolizes prosperity, whereas a plum blossom shows nobility. Before the clock strikes 12, they ring 108 bells to show that the all 108 troubles have been eliminated.


Let us know your New Year traditions.

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7th annual ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Celebration
7th annual ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Celebration
The mission of the International Community Council - Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) is to "Celebrate Cleveland’s multicultural communities through collaboration and cooperation on initiatives that promote the prosperity of the region and its diverse people".

One of the most popular of ICC-WIN's activities is the annual Multicultural Holiday Party. The 2016 event, held at the Global Center for Health Innovation, was the 7th annual party. Hundreds of people from dozens of diverse backgrounds gathered to sample international foods, watch performances, view an international fashion show and meet and socialize with others.

Dancing at ICC-WIN party

Dancing at ICC-WIN party


See more from the 2016 ICC-WIN party

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International Fashion Show at 7th annual ICC-WIN Celebration
International Fashion Show at 7th annual ICC-WIN Celebration
The International Fashion Show was chaired by Nada Martinovic and featured over 100 representatives from more than 20 countries. A new feature this year was that each group walked the runway to the sounds of music of their country or region.

Armenian fashion at ICC-WIN event

Armenian fashion at ICC-WIN event


Photos and Videos from the Fashion Show

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Peaople at 7th annual ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Celebration
People 7th annual ICC-WIN Multicultural Holiday Celebration
The diverse and colorful crowd at the ICC-WIN annual event makes for great people watching. Who do you recognize?

Diverse Chinese crowd at Cleveland International Party

Posing at the ICC-WIN party


See the people at the 2016 ICC-WIN party

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Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers
Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers
One of the highlights of the 7th annual Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration put on by the International Community Council Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) in Cleveland at the Global Center for Health Innovation was the performance of the Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers.

Dancers from the Hula Fusion Polynesian Ensemble

Hula Fusion Polynesian Dancers

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Tepehuani Nelli Mexican Ensemble
Tepehuani Nelli Mexican Ensemble
One of the highlights of the 7th annual Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration put on by the International Community Council Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) in Cleveland at the Global Center for Health Innovation was the performance of the Tepehuani Nelli Mexican Ensemble performing traditional Aztec dances.

Tepehuani Nelli Mexican Ensemble

Tepehuani Nelli Mexican Ensemble


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JAPO African Ensemble from Senegal
JAPO African Ensemble from Senegal
One of the highlights of the 7th annual Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration put on by the International Community Council Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) in Cleveland at the Global Center for Health Innovation was the performance of the JAPO African Ensemble from Senegal and West Africa.

JAPO African Ensemble from Senegal

JAPO African Ensemble


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Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers
Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers
One of the highlights of the 7th annual Cleveland Multicultural Holiday Celebration put on by the International Community Council Worldwide Intercultural Network (ICC-WIN) in Cleveland at the Global Center for Health Innovation was the performance of the Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Ensemble. The group is celebrating their 60th anniversary this year (founded in 1956).

Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers

Sho-Jo-Ji Japanese Dancers


See more of the Sho-Jo-Ji dancers

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2017 Hall of Famers
2017 Hall of Famers
The 2017 Class of the Cleveland International Hall of Fame has been decided. The comittee worked long and hard to whittle the list of well over 100 worthy nominations down to the final Class of 7 people.

Save the date April 18, 2017 for the Induction Ceremony.

Cleveland International Hall of Fame


The 2017 class is a diverse and deserving group. More details (photos, bios and accomplishments) will be posted soon but here is the list (in alphabetical order):

  • Mona Alag
  • Jim Craciun
  • Wael Khoury
  • Sam Kim
  • Bill Miller (posthumous)
  • Basil Russo
  • Ben Stefanski

Cleveland International Hall of Fame

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2016 Lebanon Day at Cleveland City Hall
2016 Lebanon Day at Cleveland City Hall
The American Lebanese Community Council presented the 6th annual celebration of Lebanon Day in the City of Cleveland celebrating the 73rd independence of Lebanon. The ceremony was in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall.

Mayor Frank Jackson and Pierre Bejjani

Mayor Frank Jackson and Pierre Bejjani

Photos and video of 2016 Lebanon Day in Cleveland

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Lebanese Cultural Garden Update
Lebanese Cultural Garden Update
A presentation was made on the current status an future plans for the Lebanese Cultural Garden by Natalie Ronayne, Chairperson of the Lebanese Cultural Garden Committee, and committee member Amy McDonald.

Lebanese Cultural Garden plans

Photos and video of the Lebanese Cultural Garden presentation

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Ajyal Dabke Dance Group
Ajyal Dabke Dance Group
A highlight of the 2016 Lebanon Day at Cleveland City Hall was a performance by the Ajyal Dabke Dance Group.

Ajyal Dabke Dancers at Lebanon Day 2016 in Cleveland


Photos and video of the Ajyal Dabke Dance Group

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Lions of the Desert Dancers
Lions of the Desert Dancers
A highlight of the 2016 Lebanon Day at Cleveland City Hall was a performance by the Lions of the Desert Dancers.

belly dancer from the Lions of the Desert Dance Company


Photos and video of the Lions of the Desert Dancers

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Time Capsule buried in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens
Time Capsule buried in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens
The Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation ended their Centennial Year by burying a time capsule at the Kiosk of the Gardens on MLK Blvd. The time capsule has information and artifacts about the Gardens and also Cleveland in 2016. (Go Cavs, Go Tribe) It will be opened in 25 years in 2041.

Paul Burik - see you in 2041

Paul Burik - see you in 2041

Photos/videos of the Time Capsule in the Cleveland Cultural Gardens

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Healthy Asian Cooking by Rose Wong
Healthy Asian Cooking by Rose Wong
Rose Wong founded Pearl of the Orient restaurant in 1978. It was the first to offer Northern and Szechuan cuisine in Cleveland Ohio and continues to be a favorite among Chinese food cognoscenti.

Rose created two healthy dishes and answered questions about woks, soy sauce, MSG and more.

Rose Wong with Ginger Root

Rose Wong with Ginger Root

Photos and videos of Rose Wong's cooking demonstration

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Health Disparities in Asian Populations
Health Disparities in Asian Populations
Margaret Wong and Associates and Case Western Reserve University joined together to create an evening reception to promote health, education, and awareness to the Asian community in Cleveland. The event featured an educational seminar by Li Li, MD PhD, Mary Ann Swetland Center for Environmental Health at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Professor and Director. Dr. Li spoke about Acculturation and Health Disparities in Asian Population.

Dr. Li Li explaining health disparities

Li Li, MD, PhD speaking on Asian Health

Photos and videos of Dr. Li's presentation on Asian Health

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Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
The annual Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and by people of Mexican ancestry living in other places, especially the United States.

In Cleveland, the celebration centered at the Cleveland Public Theater. There was Latin food, live entertainment, displays and activities throughout the day. A highlight was the parade, Skulls and Skeletons.

Day of the Dead in Cleveland 2016

Day of the Dead in Cleveland 2016


Great photos from the Day of the Dead in Cleveland

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Turkish Cultural Garden Dedication
Turkish Cultural Garden Dedication
The Republic of Turkey was founded on October 29, 1923 - 93 years ago. So it was a perfect day for the Cleveland Turkish community to dedicate the new Turkish Cultural Garden.

Turkish Cultural Garden group

Dedicating the new Turkish Cultural Garden



Photos and videos of the Turkish Cultural Garden dedication

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One World Day 2016
One World Day 2016
Over 24,000 people visited the Cleveland Cultural Gardens on August 28, 2016 on the 71st annual One World Day. Since 1945 the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation (CCGF) has celebrated One World Day exemplifying the theme of the Gardens: "Peace through Mutual Understanding."

Highlights included the Parade of Flags, Naturalization Ceremony, Passport to Peace activities, ethnic food and performances, Michael Stanley concert and more.

During the One World Day ceremony, dignitaries broke ground on the new Centennial Plaza which kicks off the Cultural Gardens' second 100 years.

One World Day 2016

Photos/videos of the 2016 One World Day

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Russian Community on One World Day
Russian Community on One World Day
The Russian Cultural Garden and Russian community participated in the 71st One World Day on August 28, 2016. They began with the Parade of Flags.

Russia in Parade of Flags


Throughout the day members of the Russian community of Cleveland hosted hundreds of visitors in the Russian Cultural Garden and shared Russian food, music, dance and culture.

Russian Cultural Garden on One World Day 2016

Photos and videos of the Russian Garden on One World Day

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India Cultural Garden on One World Day 2016
Indian Community on One World Day
The Cleveland India Cultural Garden and Indian community participated in the 71st One World Day on August 28, 2016. The group celebrated India Independence Day in the Garden.

India Cultural Garden on One World Day


They then participated in the Parade of Flags.

India in Parade of Flags


Throughout the day members of the Indian community of Cleveland hosted hundreds of visitors in the Indian Cultural Garden and shared Indian culture.

Sujata Burgess teaching yoga India Cultural Garden on One World Day

Sujata Burgess teaching yoga on One World Day


See photos and videos of the Indian community on One World Day

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Estonian Cultural Garden on One World Day 2016
Estonian Community on One World Day
The Cleveland Estonian Cultural Garden and Estonian community participated in the 71st One World Day on August 28, 2016. They began with the Parade of Flags.

Estonia in Parade of Flags

Estonian Garden in Parade of Flags


Throughout the day members of the Estonian community of Cleveland hosted hundreds of visitors in the Estonian Cultural Garden and shared Estonian culture.

Erika Puussaar in Estonian Garden on One World Day

Erika Puussaar on One World Day


Photos and Videos of the Estonian Garden on One World Day

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Vietnamese Community on One World Day
Vietnamese Community on One World Day
The Vietnamese Cultural Garden and Vietnamese community participated in the 71st One World Day on August 28, 2016. They began with the Parade of Flags.

Vietnam in Parade of Flags

Vietnam in Parade of Flags

Throughout the day members of the Vietnamese community of Cleveland hosted hundreds of visitors in the Vietnamese Cultural Garden and shared Vietnamese food and culture.

Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day 2016

Vietnamese Cultural Garden on One World Day 2016

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Armenian Community on One World Day
Armenian Community on One World Day
The Armenian Cultural Garden and Armenian community participated in the 71st One World Day on August 28, 2016. They began with the Parade of Flags.

Armenia in Parade of Flags

Armenian Community in One World Day Parade of Flags

Throughout the day members of the Armenian community of Cleveland hosted hundreds of visitors in the Armenian Cultural Garden and shared Armenian food, dance lessons and gave a look at Armenian culture.

Later in the day Nagregatsi Armenian Folk Ensemble performed on the main stage.

Young lady from Nagregatsi Armenian Folk Ensemble dances

Young lady from Nagregatsi Armenian Folk Ensemble


Photos and Videos of Armenian community on One World Day

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Serbian Cultural Garden on One World Day
Serbian Cultural Garden on One World Day
The Serbian Cultural Garden and Serbian community participated in the 71st One World Day on August 28, 2016. They began with the Parade of Flags.

Serbia in Parade of Flags


Throughout the day members of the Serbian community of Cleveland hosted hundreds of visitors in the Serbian Cultural Garden and shared Serbian music, dance and culture.

Serbian Cultural Garden on One World Day


Photos and Videos of the Serbian Garden on One World Day 2016

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Mother Teresa Canonization Ceremony
Mother Teresa Canonization Ceremony - Albanian Cultural Garden
The Albanian Cultural Garden hosted a canonization ceremony for Blessed Mother Teresa on Sunday September 4, 2016. "Many people don't know Mother Teresa was Albanian," said Cleveland Councilwoman Dona Brady, one of the founders of the garden and leader of the ceremony. Albanian-American Councilwoman Brady also served as mistress of ceremonies for the event.

Sheila Crawford, Sister Ryan, Bishop Gries, Dona Bradt, Sister Karam and Adem Meta

Sheila Crawford, Sister Ryan, Bishop Gries, Dona Brady,
Sister Karam and Adem Meta

See photos and videos of the Mother Teresa ceremony

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Food Adventure to Pho Thang Vietnamese Restaurant
Food Adventure to Pho Thang Vietnamese Restaurant
The Cleveland Food Adventurers Passport event in August 2016 was to Vietnam.

Owners Henry and Nancy Troung prepared a very special traditional Vietnamese dinner which included four courses: appetizers, soup (pho), entrees and dessert.

Vietnamese food from Pho Thang restaurant in Cleveland


Attendees also enjoyed seeing some of the colorful fashions of Vietnam.

Vietnamese fashion

And Vietnam Veteran Green Beret Lt Colonel Joseph Meissner told the story of 4 heroes of Vietnam.

Photos, videos and more from the Vietnam Adventure

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Cleveland's Asian Immigrant Communities
Cleveland's Asian Immigrant Communities
On Wednesday, August 10, 2016, Global Cleveland hosted a panel discussion at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage titled: Begin the Conversation: Cleveland's Immigrant Communities Today: Pan-Asian Community.

Four members of the Cleveland Asian community spoke and answered questions from moderator Jeffery Allen: Gia Hoa Ryan who came to the US from her native Vietnam in 1971, Asim Datta who came from India, Johnny Wu who has lived in Panama, Taiwan and other places and represented the Chinese community and Nupur Goel who is in the 11th Grade at Gilmour Academy. Her parents emigrated from India 20+ years ago.

Jeffery Allen, Asim Datta, Nupur Goel, Johnny Wu and Gia Hoa Ryan

Jeffery Allen, Asim Datta, Nupur Goel, Johnny Wu and Gia Hoa Ryan


Photos/videos of the Asian community panel

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Art and Stories from Mughal India - Cleveland Museum of Art
Art and Stories from Mughal India - Cleveland Museum of Art
Art and Stories from Mughal India presents the story of the Mughals — and stories for the Mughals — in 100 exquisite paintings from the 1500s to 1800s.

Art and Stories from Mughal India is on view in the Kelvin and Eleanor Smith Foundation Hall from July 31, 2016 through October 23, 2016, and is free to the public in celebration of the museum’s centennial year.

Kneeling Holy Man Mughal India painting at CMA

Kneeling Holy Man painting


More information and Photos of Art and Stories from Mughal India

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Hispanic Roundtable Convención Hispana 2016 Kickoff Event
Hispanic Roundtable Convención Hispana 2016 Kickoff Event
Hispanic Roundtable Chairman Jose Feliciano and Debbie and Dan Hanson of ClevelandPeople.Com invited over 100 leaders of various ethnic communities in Cleveland to a preview event at Moncho's Bar & Grill where he explained the Convención and urged them to inform their communities.

Jose Feliciano at Kickoff event

Jose Feliciano at Kickoff event


Photos from the Convención Hispana 2016 Kickoff Event

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Cleveland International Hall of Fame
Cleveland International Hall of Fame
What a Night!
A full house (500) was on hand for the induction of the 2016 Class:

  1. Dr. Mohan Bafna
  2. Carolyn Balogh
  3. Arnie de la Porte (posthumous)
  4. Jack Kahl
  5. Rev. Mikhail Mikhail
  6. Khalid Samad
  7. Eugenia Stolarczyk

See bios of the inductees

Photos and videos coming soon!

Cleveland International Hall of Fame logo
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Cleveland Food Adventurers Passport to Lithuania
Cleveland Food Adventurers Passport to Lithuania
The ClevelandPeople.Com Passport Adventurers travelled to Lithuania via the Cleveland Lithuanian Club.

They learned about Lithuanian history, language, music, culture and, of course, food. They listened to Virginija Juodisius-Rubinski play traditional Lithuanian songs played on the kankles which is a Lithuanian plucked string musical instrument of the zither family.

The entrees included Cepelinai, the national dish of Lithuanian along with Kugelis (potato pudding), Vedarai (potato sausage) and a more familiar sausage and sauerkraut.

Linas Johansonasexplaining the entrees

Linas Johansonas explaining the entrees


Photos and videos of the Passport Adventure to Lithuania

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Welcome to Cleveland
Welcome to Cleveland



Members of the Stabrova Youth Ballet
welcome you to Cleveland


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Thank You Mayor Jackson
Thank You Mayor Jackson
Letter from Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to Dan and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com


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Thank You Governor Kasich
Thank You Governor Kasich
Letter from Ohio Governor Kasich to Dan and Debbie Hanson of ClevelandPeople.com


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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.

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Welcome to Cleveland

Helping Monika

Over 1,500 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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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.

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