Let me start with a disclaimer. I do NOT like beets. I know they are healthy but I never could acquire a taste for them. They are bad enough cold but I tried a hot Borscht soup once on vacation and had to run to the restroom.
Given that, I decided to give the Beetology beet + veggie drink a try to get the health benefits of beets. I chilled it in the refrigerator and shook it well as advised. Then the moment of truth. I liked it! A lot!
The ingredients on the bottle I had listed Beet Juice, Green Apple Juice, Carrot Juice, Kale and Celery. Outside of the green apple juice none of those ingredients sounded appealing to me but the combination was tasty.
It didn't taste like any of the individual ingredients. I guess I could taste a hint of the beets but it wasn't the taste I had rejected over a lifetime. There seemed to be a slight peppery taste though that was not an ingredient. It just tasted good.
A nice, calm and respectable lady went into the pharmacy, walked up to the pharmacist, looked straight into his eyes, and said, "I'd like to buy some cyanide".
The pharmacist asked, "Why in the world do you need cyanide? The lady replied, "I need it to poison my husband."
The pharmacist's eyes got big and he explained, "Lord have mercy! I can't give you cyanide to kill your husband, that's against the law. I'll lose my license! They'll throw both of us in jail! All kinds of bad things will happen. Absolutely not! You CANNOT have any cyanide. Just get a divorce!"
The lady reached into her purse and pulled out a picture of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife.
The pharmacist looked at the picture and said, "You didn't tell me you had a prescription."
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
The annual “Day of the Dead” honors the memory of those who have passed and is a treasured holiday in Mexico and throughout Latin America. Activities included indoor and outdoor altar and art installations, Latin food, live music, performances, and a colorful “Skulls & Skeletons” procession.
Ready for the Skulls and Skeletons procession
The city of Cleveland celebrated Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a vibrant cultural celebration for the whole family centered around 62nd and Detroit.
Rainey Institute Youth Orchestra at Cleveland Art Museum
The El Sistema@Rainey program provides daily orchestra classes at Rainey Institute to Cleveland children in grades 2-8. Students may study violin, viola, cello or string bass. Click the white arrow to watch the short selections on this video.
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Girl Scouts of North East Ohio - Setting the Record Straight
From M. Jane Christyson, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of North East Ohio
There has been much in the news about Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of late, generating rumors and speculation. Boy Scouts have announced that they are admitting girls which has led to some confusion among families considering Girl Scouts for their daughters. Let me respond to some of these important question with the truth of the matter.
“I heard Girl Scouts is going to admit boys.” No, we are not. Research shows that a girl learns best in an all-girl, girl-led, and girl-friendly environment. Girl Scout programs are designed specifically for girls at all developmental stages.
“Girl Scouts does not offer as many outdoor adventures as Boy Scouts.” Beginning in Kindergarten, Girl Scouts earn badges in outdoor skills, camping, and high adventure. Girl Scouts can attend camp programs at a younger age than Cub Scouts. Girl Scouts of North East Ohio has three camps that offer archery, zip lining, boating, high ropes challenge courses, and much more.
“Girl Scouts highest awards don’t offer any prestigious advantages.” The Girl Scout Gold Award provides access to scholarships, is impressive to colleges and universities, and the military advances Gold Award Girl Scouts a full rank.
If you want the largest and best, girl–led leadership development program for a girl you love, I can tell you without hesitation that is Girl Scouts. Join me in creating the next generation of Go-Getters, Innovators, Risk- takers and Leaders, our G.I.R.L.s!
Judy's Hand sculpture by Tony Tasset
This summer is Cleveland's inaugural FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art. The Judy's Hand sculpture by Tony Tasset is located at Toby's Plaza at Case Western Reserve University and will remain as one of FRONT's lasting impacts on the community.
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
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