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Uber Good! - My first Uber ride by Amy Kenneley

When you realize that driving at night-- especially on roads you are not too familiar with-- is not such a good idea anymore, you have a few choices.

  1. You can stay home
  2. You can have someone else drive
  3. You can take public transportation
  4. You can call a cab.

But I was not about to go back to TV reruns, not when an event was on the calendar that was not to be missed. What to do?

I had heard of this driving service called Uber, but had never tried it.

Read the rest of Amy's first Uber ride

Vote Smart!

It can be very difficult to know who to vote for in the various judicial races. Most of us don't have much exposure to judges so we don't know who is the best choice.

Judge4Yourself provides independent non-partisan ratings of candidates for Cuyahoga County trial courts and the Ohio Supreme Court. From their ratings page, you can access candidate photos and short biographies, and descriptions of the work of the courts where the candidates seek office. You can vote “all the way down the ballot” with confidence!

Judge4Yourself.com’s ratings are made by four cooperating bar associations, with the help of dozens of experienced lawyers—many who work in the courts every day. We interview the candidates, and review their answers to our questionnaire. We look at examples of the candidates’ writing, and get the input of lawyers who know their work.

Judge4Yourself.com’s ratings are non-partisan, and independent. We care only whether the particular candidates who are running this year will be competent, fair and trustworthy judges. So we focus on each candidate’s integrity, knowledge, experience, diligence, and community understanding, and on every candidate’s ability to be impartial, even-tempered and respectful to the people who must come to court.

Check the Ratings page to help make a decision before you vote

ClevelandWomen.Com Book of the Week
The Girl on the Train

The #1 New York Times Bestseller, USA Today Book of the Year, now a major motion picture starring Emily Blunt. The debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people's lives.

Intersecting, overlapping, not-quite-what-they-seem lives. Jealousies and betrayals and wounded hearts. A haunting unease that clutches and won’t let go. All this and more helps propel Paula Hawkins’s addictive debut into a new stratum of the psychological thriller genre. At times, I couldn’t help but think: Hitchcockian. From the opening line, the reader knows what they’re in for: “She’s buried beneath a silver birch tree, down towards the old train tracks…” But Hawkins teases out the mystery with a veteran’s finesse. The “girl on the train” is Rachel, who commutes into London and back each day, rolling past the backyard of a happy-looking couple she names Jess and Jason. Then one day Rachel sees “Jess” kissing another man. The day after that, Jess goes missing. The story is told from three character’s not-to-be-trusted perspectives: Rachel, who mourns the loss of her former life with the help of canned gin and tonics; Megan (aka Jess); and Anna, Rachel’s ex-husband’s wife, who happens to be Jess/Megan’s neighbor. Rachel’s voyeuristic yearning for the seemingly idyllic life of Jess and Jason lures her closer and closer to the investigation into Jess/Megan’s disappearance, and closer to a deeper understanding of who she really is. And who she isn’t. This is a book to be devoured. -Neal Thompson

The Girl on the Train: A Novel

Rita Moreno in Cleveland for Convencion Hispana

The legendary Rita Moreno came to Cleveland to be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Convencion Hispana. The evening before she was a guest at a preview reception at Baker Hostetler where Hispanic Roundtable president Jose Feliciano practices law.

Rita Moreno and Jose Feliciano

Rita Moreno and Jose Feliciano

Rita Moreno is a Puerto Rican-American actress and singer. Her career has spanned over 70 years; among her notable acting work are supporting roles in the musical films The King and I and West Side Story, as well as a 1971-77 stint on the children's television series The Electric Company, and a supporting role on the 1997-2003 TV drama Oz.

Moreno is one of twelve performers to have won all four major annual American entertainment awards: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy and a Tony. She is also one of 22 people who have achieved the so-called Triple Crown of Acting, with individual competitive Academy, Emmy and Tony awards for acting; and one of only two people who have achieved both distinctions, the other being Helen Hayes. She has also won numerous other awards, including various lifetime achievement awards.

In her book you can read about her eight-year-long affair with actor Marlon Brando as well as dating Elvis Presley, Anthony Quinn, Dennis Hopper and others.

See more of Rita Moreno in Cleveland

Respect the national anthem - never take a knee

Estonian Garden representative and Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation board member Erika Puussaar spoke at the 80th anniversary celebration of the Lithuanian Cultural Garden in Cleveland. As a former refugee and immigrant, she spoke of the great respect she has for the national anthem and how others should respect it as well - and never take a knee.

Click the white arrow to watch the video.

See more from the 80th anniversary of the Lithuanian Cultural Garden

Free weekly eNews

Every Tuesday evening we send an e-mail message to people who are interested in upcoming (the next week) events that have an ethnic or cultural connection. So it may be Opera in the Italian Garden or Puerto Rican Day Parade or Slovenian Kurentovanje or...

If you are interested in receiving this free weekly e-mail just sign up for the free eNews.

You can also sign up to receive more specific free eNews for any groups or groups you may choose (Irish, German, Polish, Chinese, etc.)

It's easy and free and will let you know every week about fun and interesting events that are coming up in the next week.

Murphy Irish Dancers at the Mayo Tea

Murphy Irish Dancers performed at the annual Mayo Tea put on by the Cleveland Chapter of the Mayo Society held at John Carroll University.

See more from the 2016 Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland Tea

The ClevelandWomen.Com Class of 2016

As we focus on re-creating ClevelandWomen.Com we want to feature interesting Cleveland area women of all ages and walks of life. We want your help.

Who would you recommend? Who has influeced your life, taught you something, inspired you? Who do you admire, emulate, want to be like?

Let us know (feel free to suggest yourself) and stay tuned for the all new ClevelandWomen.Com coming soon.

Books with a Cleveland focus

Congratulations to the winners of some terrific new Cleveland focused books.

Winners have been notified and books were taken to the post office for delivery. Be sure to sign up for the free ClevelandWomen.Com eNews to learn about contests like this first.

The books that were won were:

  • Let's Have Another by Dan Coughlin
  • The Ashtabula Hat Trick: A Milan Jacovich Mystery by Les Roberts
  • The Making of Major League: A Juuuust a Bit Inside Look at the Classic Baseball Comedy
  • The Bone Lady: Life Lessons Learned as One of Football's Ultimate Fans
  • Cleveland TV Tales Volume 2: More Stories from the Golden Age of Local Television

See more about the books

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is a pattern of repeated physical, sexual and emotional violence and behaviors that one person in a relationship uses to exercise power and control over the other. Cleveland and Northeast Ohio have many resources for victims of domestic violence.

Main Domestic Violence Page including:

  • What is domestic violence?
  • Why do partners abuse?
  • Are you in an abusive relationship?
  • Domestic Violence Emergency Help

Domestic Violence and Children

Domestic Violence and Immigrants

Housing Protections for Victims of Domestic Violence

Civil Protection Orders for Victims of Domestic Violence

Special Deals and Shopping for Cleveland Women and Girls

We now have two great sources for you to find the best online pricing values. One is Cleveland specific and features products about Cleveland and by and for Clevelanders.

Cleveland On-line Store.

The other is 20 or so companies that are the best of the best in on-line shopping products, value and service. Names you will know like Amazon, Walmart, 1800Flowers, Hanes, Microsoft, Drugstore.Com and Pets Warehouse. But also some lesser known best of breed stores such as Old Time Candy, Lauren Hutton makeup, ShopIrish, DermaDoctor, Shutterfly and more.

On-line store for Cleveland Women and Girls

Take a look. You can always get back to the Store by clicking on the Shopping & Specials link on the left hand side of the page.

Happy Shopping!

Have you seen the Amazon Deal of the Day? Everyday, a new very special deal will be offered. Look below for the daily special.

Women make up more than 1/2 of the population but sometimes it seems that the Internet has ignored this fact.

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