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When a humble U.S. Army veteran passed away less than five days from the dedication of his new mortgage-free home in the tornado-ravaged East Cleveland community, it came as a bittersweet … more
“Men go shopping just as men go fishing or hunting, to see how large a fish may be caught with the smallest hook.”— Henry Ward BeecherAmerican clergyman,speaker, … more
Back in the day, some people wore T-shirts that said, “Have a nice day before some ‘such-and-such’ messes it up.”I had one of these such-and-such experiences a couple of days ago.I was … more
A recent news story recognizing a handful of small community grants made possible by the Bradley Sunrise Rotary Club came as a reminder of the continued importance — and relevance — of civic … more
My husband, Peter, is fascinated by hummingbirds.  This year has been a difficult year for hummingbird watching as there has been a lot of competition at the feeder. First, the ants wouldn’t … more
Our county, region and entire nation have undergone a tremendous amount of change in the past six months. The changes that have been experienced by all of us are continuing to reach new levels of … more
A front-page story published in the Sept. 11, 2020, edition of this newspaper memorializing the unspeakable tragedies of 19 years ago brought with it a hope for something better, yet also the … more
To The Editor:The Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020, edition of the Cleveland Daily Banner contained an editorial titled, "Words of violence spur acts of violence."The subject is the words of BLM activist Kelsey … more
‘“Come, little leaves,’ said the Wind one day. ‘Come to the meadows with me and play. Put on your dresses of red and gold, for summer is past, and the days grow cold.’”– George … more
In late September 2012, a longtime reader called to take our newspaper to task — lightheartedly — for what she considered a grievous oversight.We had failed to acknowledge the arrival of autumn … more
I have a dedicated Facebook page titled “Life Happens” so people everywhere can read my columns.Each time the Cleveland Daily Banner prints one, I share it on this page.I enjoy the comments that … more
To The Editor:Some people, as recently articulated by Joseph Whitson of Cleveland (Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020), are under the mistaken impression that a Joe Biden administration would be characterized as … more
I got a new grill a few weeks ago.Actually, it’s an electric smoker.It’s one of those pellet smokers where you load the little compressed wood pellets in a hopper on the side, and an auger churns … more
“The more things change, the more they stay the same” has been a quote in use for over 100 years. With references to many aspects of our lives, it is encouraging to me that this simple quote has … more
I’ve worn out a pair of slippers. To be fair, I wear slippers quite a bit under normal circumstances, but over the past four months my slipper use has exceeded previous records. I was reading … more
Across the nation, much research has gone into what makes communities attractive. Among many other features, sidewalks, city parks, connecting points and recreational venues, all help “sell” a … more
  Alongside the yellow blanket she ordered using a few books of S&H Green Stamps from the Big Star grocery store, my mother also wanted me to have a trunk for hauling my few belongings to … more
To The Editor: Four years ago, Dr. Tom — the best eye doctor in the business — was unable to help me. It was 2016 and the presidential election was looming on the horizon. I was supporting … more
I like quoting Bob Dylan, “times ... they are changing,” and I was reminded of that recently in a reply to an email I sent someone.Times ... they are changing, very rapidly, and I must admit it … more
When debating the value of tourism to our Cleveland and Bradley County community, the 2020 report by the U.S. Travel Association that will be due next September — a year from now — stands to tell … more
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