Archive for March, 2015

New Day LXXXI: I Got Rocked; I got Reeled in. Best of the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

New Day LXXIX:  I Got Rocked; I got Reeled in. Best of the 39th Cleveland International Film Festival On Sunday March 22, at the Capital Theatre, I spoke on behalf of the Ohio Irish American News as a Media sponsor for Cleveland International Film Festival, our third year as a Media Sponsor.  This year we […]

The Growth of Youth Rugby: A Story from this month’s issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Owens Sports by Mark Owens The Growth of Youth Rugby: Many of you know of my involvement in Gaelic Football over the years, be it through my articles here or through simple word of mouth. I have been involved in many aspects; club management, fundraising and event planning, to name a few. As a club […]

Living with Lardie: A Story from this month’s issue of your Ohio Irish American News

Monday, March 30th, 2015

Living with Lardie: THE AUDITION “What are you a comedian?” The director of music said as 100 sets of eyes turned to look at me. I can’t remember a time when I felt more self-conscious. All 100 people in that room had just gotten up to sing and now they were waiting for me to […]

New Day LXXX: Cuyahoga County Suffers

Monday, March 30th, 2015

New Day LXXX: Cuyahoga County Suffers I used to get so angry, at the multiple jabs that came with the transfusions, the blood work before and after, the medicines to combat the medicines to combat the disease. Symbols at the futile battle to live a life worth living glistened at the end of a needle, […]

New Day LXXXVII: No One Left to Speak for Me

Friday, March 27th, 2015

New Day LXXXVII: No One Left to Speak for Me “First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and […]

Dance Like No One is Watching: Things To DO This Weekend

Friday, March 27th, 2015

FUN things to do this weekend Out & About Ohio from your Ohio Irish American News Out & About Ohio March 2015 Flanagan’s Wake is Back! The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake is Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square; Downtown Cleveland. 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 www.playhousesquare.org Brooklyn – Hooley House! 10310 […]

Jane Campbell: Lean on Me; A Story from this Month’s Issue of the Ohio Irish American News

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Inner View: Jane Campbell: Lean on Me; a Lifetime of Helping Hands by John O’Brien, Jr. Jane Campbell served as the 56th and first female mayor of Cleveland, Ohio from 2002 to 2006. Community development, advocacy, equal rights and most of all, helping those that, for whatever reason, aren’t getting the same benefits and opportunities […]

New Day LXXIV: The Last First Generation

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

New Day LXXIV: The Last First Generation America is still an immigrant nation – I read a lot about the Irish American experience, and see stark similarities between the Irish and other immigrant Italian, Croatian, Polish, Hispanic and other cultures. Faith based, family centric, pick yourself up by the bootstraps, make your way, then reach […]

New Day LXXIII: Ethos: There is No Crying in Irishtown Bend

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

New Day LXXIII: Ethos: There is no Crying in Irish Town Bend It is funny, it was ingrained all my life to not show emotion, to never let them know you hurt and never, ever cry. I haven’t since my Uncle Harry died in 2001. I know it as a father’s wisdom, and I think […]

New Day LXVI: You Are Not the Target

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

New Day LXVI: You Are Not the Target You are not the target – you may often feel so. Church is not for Saints, but for sinners. I go often, for I urgently want to be a better man, and alone I cannot stand the bent joints, back rusting through at the core. Even in […]