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From the Cleveland Club Archives
In the winter of 1982, the 25th year of the Club, Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich was granted Honorary Life Member status for his achievements on behalf of the city. (In 2005, having also served as Ohio's Governor and U.S. Senator, George Voinovich was given the Club's Harold Hitz Burton Award.)
Orchestra for the 4th
The Cleveland Orchestra helped Cleveland celebrate the 4th of July with a free concert on Mall B with a rousing musical repertoire followed by fireworks over Lake Erie. Celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding, the Orchestra was particularly festive, playing Rossini's William Tell Overture as well as Wagner before launching into such 4th favorites as Semper Fidelis and Stars and Stripes Forever. The sky was cloudless, the temperature accommodating, and the Cleveland crowd enthusiastic.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Opens Asian Highlands Area
Last month, the Cleveland Zoo opened a new one-acre area: Asian Highlands. It features snow leopard cubs, a red panda, and a takin, which is a goat-antelope that lives in the Himalayas. Later this month and into August the Zoo will present the Asian Lantern Festival to help light up the summer sky. Besides exotic lanterns, the festival will present dining, music, a market and performers. (A Cleveland Zoo favorite of this Newsletter's editor: the Leaf Cutter Ants in RainForest – absolutely fascinating!)
NE Ohio on the Hill
Congressman Tim Ryan (D-OH 13), who represents Youngstown, Warren and suburban Akron to near Brecksville, recently advocated both for the Gorge Dam Project Agreement creating a plan for contaminated sediment management and habitat restoration in the region of the dam on the Cuyahoga River and for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).
Congressman Jim Renacci (R-OH 16), who represents roughly Wooster north to Middleburg Heights and Cleveland's far West Side, recently introduced two federal budget measures. One would require an annual Fiscal State of the Union presented to a Joint Session of Congress – the point to shine more light on the fiscal condition of the government – and the other would alert House Representatives when they are voting on legislation that, if passed, would break the current federal budget.
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