Have you taken a stroll through the Cleveland Cultural Gardens?  Do you know they exist?

They were started in 1916 and are still maintained today.  They inhabit a 50-acre strip in Rockefeller Park, a 254-acre park created in 1896 on land donated to the city by John D. Rockerfeller.  The Gardens span from East to MLK Drives and from University Circle to Lake Erie.  Many of the Gardens were created as a part of the WPA in the 1930s.

The Cultural Gardens include sculptures, iron works, flowering landscapes and other depictions of any particular culture.  They are independently maintained by local cultural groups and collectively form the gardens.

Interested?  Please visit their website: www.culturalgardens.org

Copied from a 2008 press release from the PR department @ CSU:

CSU Launches New Center for Advanced Biomedical Research

GRHD will strengthen our reputation for biomedical excellence

Did you know that CSU is home to a group of internationally known biomedical scientists? Or that we’ve enjoyed a thriving research partnership with the Cleveland Clinic since 1973? Or that many of our faculty are working to unlock the secrets to stopping cancer and a host of other infectious and deadly diseases?

The work our faculty and students do to understand the causes and treatment of disease took a major step forward with the launch of our new Center for Gene Regulation in Health and Disease (GRHD) in the College of Science. GRHD focuses on research to improve our understanding of biological processes and how malfunction of these processes results in various diseases.

“You would be hard pressed to find a young group of scientists as productive or with as much potential,” said associate professor Crystal Weyman, interim director of GRHD. For example, associate professor Valentin Boerner is focusing his research on DNA repair, while associate professor Anton Komar works to understand the mechanisms of protein folding. Both have major funding from the American Heart Association.

Rethinking Research
The Center, and its faculty scientists, have embraced an innovative way to explore the causes and treatments of disease. GRHD researchers apply their findings at the molecular level to a wide range of diseases. They are opening doors that will greatly improve our understanding, detection and treatment of many common and deadly diseases found around the world.

“GRHD holds the potential to solve some of the most perplexing and frightening medical problems facing us today,” said College of Science Dean Bette Bonder at the launch celebration. “Every day we’re closer to minimizing birth defects and curing cancer and heart disease.”

“Faculty and students, it’s really your day,” said Provost Mary Jane Saunders. “Your efforts and commitment have made all the difference. GRHD is the best model for the University’s focus on health care and exemplifies the asset that we are to the area.”

Through GRHD, Cleveland State will actively develop new biomedical partnerships, publish research findings, provide outstanding engaged learning opportunities for students, and expand our reputation as a local, national and international leader in gene regulation.

For details, visit www.csuohio.edu/sciences/grhd.html.

The Winton Motor Carriage Company made cars in Cleveland from
1897-1924. In fact, a Winton auto was the first car to drive across
the United States.The trip took 64 days.

Chef Boyardee, in real life known as Hector Boiardi, opened his first
restaurant called “The Garden of Italy” at East 9th Street and
Woodland Avenue in 1926. He would often give his patrons samples of
his spaghetti sauce in old milk bottles.
Who would have thought that today we can get a can of Chef’s at any supermarket or bodega across the country and in many parts of the world!