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Laughter rippled through the sanctuary as Lisa Damour, a Cleveland psychologist, described the feelings of discomfort when first bringing a baby home. When a person adapts to uncomfortable situations, she said their capacity and durability expands.

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“All these plays are about forgiveness,” Lue Douthit, executive director of the Play On! Shakespeare translation project, said of Shakespeare’s work. “That after all the shenanigans you still can bestow forgiveness in a truthful way, I think that that’s a really fine lesson to be learned ove…

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Bainbridge resident Fabiola Vazquez, 13, a ninth-grader at Hathaway Brown School, was named Miss Ohio Teen 2019 Princess of America in competition held recently in Dayton, Ohio. She will now be going on to national competition to compete for the title of Miss Teen USA Princess of America.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — When the Chagrin Arts organization began remodeling its storefront earlier this spring, curiosity surrounding the project started a buzz no publicity campaign could buy.

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Chagrin Arts will host its 13th season of its summer Chautauqua-in-Chagrin lecture series beginning June 11 at the Federated Church, 76 Bell St. in Chagrin Falls. The program will take a look at significant issues that American culture faces with the goal of creating an open dialogue on how …

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In our busy and ever-changing lives, technology connects and distracts us – swiping, following, friending, liking and texting in the middle of the street and during family dinner – so real human interaction can seem rare. While we become a larger, global community of hashtags, we’re also get…

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It’s been nearly a century since women in the U.S. first were given the right to vote, 74 years since the end of World War II and 55 years since the Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed discrimination. Yet, even today, women’s bodies are being policed, synagogues are under attack and racial dis…

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Valley Arts Center’s annual Art by the Falls is a mainstay event in the Village of Chagrin Falls with the 36th event set for the weekend of June 8-9. Here’s a look at two of the many artists whose works will be featured at this year’s event at Riverside Park.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Blossom Time is back for its 63rd year and it’s bringing some new gear. After more than 20 years of partnering with Great Lakes Amusement, the Chagrin Valley Jaycees have negotiated a new contract to partner with Bates Brothers Amusement Co. for this year’s Memorial Day weekend.

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You’re wandering around an art museum when you happen upon an abstract piece, one with shapes and colors in a seemingly random order. You don’t understand it, many don’t, but you know there must be merit to the piece to even be displayed in the museum in the first place.

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GATES MILLS — The 48th Annual Gates Mills Art Show will open this Sunday to display up to 150 works from local artists, including paintings, drawings, graphic prints, photographs and sculptures. The judges for the show, known as icons in the Cleveland art community, said that they are lookin…

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After bowing out of a plan to coproduce an outdoor Shakespeare production with the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre in February, Chagrin Arts announced last week that it will stage Shakespeare performances in Solon this summer.

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Dan Gutowitz sees the artistic value of old license plates. He searches for old and newer plates discarded for one reason or another and crafts them into art. One notable wall hanging is shaped like the state of Ohio.