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Join the Cleveland Storyteller and Support iPads for Autism

The Rotary Club of Willoughby during the last five years has funded the purchase of 300 refurbished iPads that are donated to area organizations supporting families with children who have autism. All proceeds of the annual Rotary Autism Fundraiser on March 19, 2017 at Pine Ridge Country Club go toward the effort, culminating a yearlong fundraising project that raises up to $18,000. Continue reading Join the Cleveland Storyteller and Support iPads for Autism

The Four Millionaire’s Row Mansions Still Standing

Uncovering the decadent past of Euclid Avenue

Mather Mansion

Euclid Avenue was Millionaire’s Row, with some 250 mansions extending a 4-mile stretch. Some of the homes were as large as 50,000 square feet with lots consuming 6 acres of land in Cleveland. One of the grandest estates owned by Samuel Andrews employed 100 servants to keep the mansion running on a daily basis.

Today, there are just four original mansions left.

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You Asked… Answers to 3 Questions About Life during Cleveland’s Past

Rockefeller’s Estate

People are intrigued when they hear stories about Cleveland’s past-the mansions, the parties, the industry, the society, the way of life. Learning more about Cleveland “back then” always sparks questions.

Here are three questions I answer all the time after my Cleveland Storyteller presentations. (There are many more that I’ll share with you in future blogs. Stay tuned!) Continue reading You Asked… Answers to 3 Questions About Life during Cleveland’s Past

Chardonnay with a Cleveland Story

The Cleveland Storyteller at a wine tasting event
The Cleveland Storyteller at a wine tasting event

I had a wonderful evening and presentation at a marvelous wine shop in Solon, OH. Owner, Kathi Hays wanted to do a wine tasting event combined with my presentation on Millionaires Row.

The following are Kathi’s comments on the event. I believe such events could be successful for all kinds of businesses that want customer presence at their location.

Dan Ruminski
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