For the past nine months, I've spent every free minute researching my Irish roots. It's been painstakingly slow. Poring over document after document. Scouring for clues. Eventually I had enough information that I booked a flight to Boston, where my ancestors started their American journey. There, I met relatives I hadn't even known existed just a few months before. I connected with family I never knew. And I flew home with a much better understanding and appreciation for who I am. I'm documenting my personal ancestry journey in a series of stories for the Ohio Irish American News. Part 1 of my series is published in the Ohio Irish American News November issue on page 25.
One of my favorite parts of being a member of the Rocky River Community Garden is the communal herb garden. Volunteers plant the herb garden in early spring, and all the gardeners are welcome to take a sprig or two as needed through-out the growing season.
Today, my daughter and I grabbed a sprig of mint and a small stem of chamomile.
We brought them home, washed the leaves, flower and stem and then poured a bit of boiling water over them.
The Westlake High School tennis teams put down their racquets and pick up Easter baskets for local foster kids. And for the second year in a row, a Lee Burneson seventh grader will represent Ohio at the National Geographic Bee in Washington, D.C. This and so much more in this week's Good News Gossip! Continue reading...
Wasn't born here, but I chose to move here and stay. For 15 years now, I've called Cleveland home.
And every day I find some new yummy tidbit. Some hidden gem. Some reason to rave that Cleveland rocks.