Cleveland Play House Serves Up Love

“When two young city gentlemen pursue romance in the country they come up against more than they bargained for in this insightful and witty romantic romp. It’s city vs. country, men vs. women, and parents vs. children – with love conquering all–in one of the most popular British comedies of all time.”    Cleveland Play House

Cleveland Play House

Track the Tug “Ohio” During Upcoming Voyage to Western Basin

Persons keenly interested in the progress of the tugboat “Ohio” should point their Web browsers to  This internet service provides a world-wide live ships map generated by AIS (Automatic Identification System).

Tugboat Ohio

Photo by G. LeBlance of

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) requires all vessels over 299GT to carry an AIS transponder on board.

 The unit transmits position, speed and course, and static information such as vessel’s name, dimensions and voyage details.  Vessel positions shown may be up to 1 hour old in spite of real-time information in the database, due to processing lag time.

marine traffic

Sample Display for Tug “Ohio”

Film Aficionados Look Forward to the Ides of March

Cleveland Film FestivalThe 38th CIFF will launch with an Opening Night Film and Gala to an anticipated crowd of 1,500 people on the evening of Wednesday, March 19th. Following Opening Night, more than 475 film screenings will be exhibited in ten theaters at Tower City Cinemas in downtown Cleveland from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight (and even later on weekends) for the next eleven days. Our Closing Night awards program will likely draw 2,000 people on the evening of Sunday, March 30th.

Since 2003, the CIFF has experienced tremendous growth, including a 165% increase in attendance to 93,235 in 2013.  Over 200 filmmakers and other special guests attend the Film Festival, and hundreds of students participate in a mini-festival of CIFF films for high school and middle school students screened every weekday morning.

Program Guides will be available the week of February 24th. Tickets go on sale to members only on Friday, February 28th — one week before they go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 7th. Because advance tickets for many screenings sell quickly, patrons are advised to purchase tickets as early as possible.