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04/13/19 11:46 AM #848    

Joseph G Blake

Hope I did not miss the details about the 55th reunuion this summer.

I have booked time for a talk about the development of Shaker Heights at the Shaher Heights Public Library on Saturday August 3, 2019 at 2 PM. This is the same weekend as the reunion. I gave the talk at the Shaker Library in 2017. Some classmates heard it. I did my thesis in college about ot. Its now on line at the Cleveland Legacy Project. Here is the link if anyone is interested to read it.

https://engagedscholarship.csuohio.edu/clevmembks/29/

Hope to see many of you this summer at the reunion.


04/24/19 03:38 AM #849    

 

Evie Fertman (Braman)

SHAKER 1964 55TH CLASS REUNION UPDATE!!

Here's what you need to know!!  The price for Friday and Saturday nights (August 2 & 3) is $125, the same as the last reunion. The cost of Friday night alone is $70 and the cost of Saturday night alone is $65. Please make the checks out to Evie Braman and mail them to me at 696 Azalea Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44143.  We neeed cash for downpayments so an early payment would be much appreciated by your Reunion Committee.

Friday night will be the night with the bigger dinner and a cash bar. The bar will only be taking cash unless they have changed their policy.  We will meet at 6:00 at Pinstripes, on the second floor.  Pinstripes, 111 Park Avenue, is a new restaurant located at the north end of a new shopping center called Pinecrest, located off of Harvard just north of 271.  There is an elevator down the back hall and valet parking across the circle in front of the restaurant.  Their phone number is 216-415-8010.  An easy way to get there is to take Orange Place south and turn in the entrance across from Bahama Breeze.  The parking lot is behind the restaurant.

Saturday night we will meet at 6:30 at Play, 5900 Mayfield Road, in the old unrecognizable Mayland Theater!  The entrance to our party room is on the right (south) side of the building and marked "Theater"  and the parking lot is right there.  There will be lots of great food available during the evening and a cash bar.

We have a group rates at two Beachwood hotels.  The Homewood Suites, 216-464-9600, 25725 Central Parkway and The Marriott Courtyard, 3695 Orange Place, 216-450-3303.  Check them out and see which one suits you the best, be sure to mention that we have rooms blocked out for the Shaker Class of 1964 Reunion for your great discount.

Your Reunion Committee has put together a great list of things to do and places to go in your spare time.  Please email me, EvieBraman@aol.com, if you would like a copy, Just put "Saturday List" in the Subject line and I'll email you a copy back. Joe Blake will also be giving his talk at 2:00 at the new Library (the former Moreland school) on Shaker Heights and the Vans - I've heard it and it's an excellent introduction to the financial empire of the Vans and the railroads they owned - including our own Shaker Rapid.  Joe will tell you how they developed Shaker Heights and you'll see a slide show of some of the houses - maybe your own!!

We're happy to hear from you with any questions and we're really looking forward to a great weekend!!

Evie and the Reunion Committee

 


04/25/19 09:40 AM #850    

 

Marianne Coplan (Schapiro)

Hi Evie--

First, FYI, it took me ages to find this message on this site. It would be great if there were a "search" option on the site and I could just find your posts by searching your name.

Second, I had put up a notice a few weeks ago about a having a little choir reunion within the celebrations this year. I had asked you (or thought I did), whether there could be a piano so we might gather and sing a couple of songs. Is that a possiblity? Do either of these two venues have or have access to a piano? (It could even be a small, portable electric one, I imagine.) I have had a few positive responses to this idea, and I would love to be able to pull off a small "reunion" within a reunion. Is it possible to get an additional small room (with said piano) for choir folks to meet for say 30 minutes?

And, perhaps there are other groups--sports, clubs, etc--that might want to do a similar special interest session? 

Also, can you enlighten us at to the character of each of these celebrations? Aside from the size, will there be a particular focus or theme of each party? Will there be any kind of presentation, official photos, etc? Is one of them more informal than the other?  

Thanks for any information you can provide for any of these questions!--Marianne

 

 

 

 


04/25/19 12:01 PM #851    

Gene (Skip) Schwerin

Thanks Evie.


04/25/19 09:42 PM #852    

Joseph G Blake

For all who plan to attend the reunion in August, I will be doing a talk at the Shaler Library as alreasy noted by Evie.

It will be 2PM on Saturday August 3. The room will be large enough for at elast 100 people.

I promise not to disappoin. The title is "How the Van Remade the Face of Cleveland. "4

Thanks for your time and interest.

Joe Blake


04/26/19 12:48 PM #853    

 

Jonathan Meyers

Joe,

Very much looking forward to your talk!

 

Jonathan


04/27/19 06:55 AM #854    

Judi Bachman (Holtze)

 

 

good to get some info. Thanks

Eviemdo,u have a hotel,price for thursday?  Flights from europe arrive late afternoon east coast time.  Need a day to recover.   Or even make it with connections from point of entry.  

Also what time is the dinner on friday.     

Amazed u still ask for checks!  Would think bank transfer would be a lot easier.  No running to the bank or waiting for checks to clear. the US must be the only country in the world that still  uses them!  I have some somewhere....  

Really hoping to make it.   But flights were mostly sold old two weeks ago... and return flights even worse, this is the peak of the tourist season.   Fingers crossed.  And i do hope to see everyone. 


04/28/19 02:46 AM #855    

 

Beverly Parries (Rideout)

Sorry for delay in posting this, but we lost another class member. Veronica Pratt (Pierce) passed away on March 9 2016 at the Beachwood Pointe Hospice. We were best friends since 9th grade at Woodbury and shared the same birthday. We got together regularly whenever I was in Cleveland up until just prior to her passing. Her obituary was posted in The Plain Dealer on March 16th and 17th, 2016. I do plan to attend the reunion -- not positive yet, but hopeful.


04/28/19 04:22 PM #856    

 

Dana Shepard (Treister)

Beverly~

Thanks for posting the very sad news of Veronica Pratt's death.  Do you by any chance have an obituary to share for Veronica?


04/28/19 05:25 PM #857    

Alan M Cohen

My wife passed away March 10. I am sorry ffg or the loss. We are getting older.

Alan

04/29/19 09:35 AM #858    

 

Betsy Dennis (Frank)

Alan, I am so sorry! May her memory be for a blessing. Yes as we get older, loss is more frequent. Betsy


04/29/19 11:56 AM #859    

Jeffrey D Woolf

Hi Alan,

I am very sorry for your loss.  May her soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.

Sincerely,

Jeffrey


05/29/19 01:14 PM #860    

 

Evie Fertman (Braman)

2019 SHAKER CLASS OF 1964 REUNION

 

WHEN:  FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, AUGUST 2 & 3, BRUNCH ON AUGUST 4

COST;  $125 FOR BOTH NIGHTS, $70 FOR JUST fRIDAY NIGHT AND $55 FOR JUST SATURDAY NIGHT

HOTELS:  TO RECEIVE GROUP RATES BOOK BY JULY 1 AT EACH.  GROUP RATES BEGIN EARLIER IN THE WEEK BEFORE THE REUNION, INQUIRE WHEN YOU CALL.

     HOMEWOOD, 216-464-9660, 25725 CENTRAL PARKWAY, BEACHWOOD

     MARRIOTT COURTYARD, 216-464-765-1900, 3695 ORANGE PLACE, BEACHWOOD

AIRPORTS:  CONSIDER AKRON-CANTON AS WELL AS CLEVELAND HOPKINS

DRESS CODE:  CASUAL DRESS FOR ALL

LOCATIONS:  

FRIDAY NIGHT:  6:00.   PINSTRIPES IS LOCATED AT PINECREST WHICH IS OFF OF HARVARD NORTH OF 271 AND ALSO HAS AN ENTRANCE ACROSS FROM BAHAMA BREEZE ON ORANGE PLACE.  WE HAVE THE BALLROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR (AN ELEVATOR, IF NEEDED, IS OFF OF THE HALLWAY GOING TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE BUILDING).  THIS NIGHT IS THE DINNER BUFFET.  THE PARKING LOT IS LOCATED AT THE BACK OF THE BUILDING.  WE ARE HOPING THAT THE RESTAURANT VALET PARKING RETURNS BY THE TIME OF THE REUNION BUT ISN'T AVAILABLE FOR NOW.  THERE IS VALET PARKING ACROSS THE STREET BUT IT'S STILL NOT RIGHT AT THE DOOR.

6:00.  SATURDAY NGITH IS AT A PLACE CALLED PLAY.  IT'S THE OLD MAYLAND THEATER, LOCATED ON MAYFIELD ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE STREET JUST A BIT WEST OF LANDER.  WE HAVE GREAT FOOD PLANNED SO BE SURE TO COME HUNGRY!!  THE ENTRANCE TO THE LARGE PARTY ROOM IS THE DOOR ON THE WEST (RIGHT) SIDE OF THE BUILDING WHICH IS MARKED "THEATER".  PARKING IS GREAT AND YOU CAN PARK RIGHT BY THE DOOR.

SUNDAY BRUNCH, 8:30-11:30.  WE HAVE BOOKED THE PRIVATE ROOM OFF OF THE BAR FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE BRUINCH AT THE BEACHWOOD DOUBLETREE.  THE BRUNCH AT THIS TIME IS $16.95 PLUS TAX PLUS ADDED GRATUITY AND WE WILL HAVE ACCESS TO LARGE TABLES TO SPEND TIME WITH CLASSMATES OVER BRUNCH.  THE DOUBLETREE IS THE ORIGINAL BEACHWOOD MARRIOTT, LOCATED AT 3663 PARK EAST, BEACHWOOD.  NO NEED FOR RESERVATIONS, JUST SHOW UP!!

SATURDAY LIST:  THE COMMITTEE CREATED A LIST OF THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO DO DURING THE DAY WHILE YOU ARE IN CLEVELAND.  EMAIL ME IF YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO EMAIL YOU THE LIST, EVIEBRAMAN@AOL.COM.

YOUR REUNION COMMITTEE HAS WORKED HARD ON THE TIME TOGETHER AND  IS VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS GREAT WEEKEND -- WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!

EVIE, 216-288-288-4506


05/29/19 11:00 PM #861    

 

Evie Fertman (Braman)

Hi!  Please send your checks for the Reunion to:

Evie Braman

696 Azalea Drive

Cleveland, Ohio  44143

We would appreciate early payment so we can keep up with the required deposits for the events.

 

Thanks!

Evie


06/28/19 05:47 PM #862    

 

Evie Fertman (Braman)

Hi!  We've gotten a great response so far for the Reunion!  Just a reminder that the two hotels will only hold the group rate for us until July 1, so please make your reservations this weekend!  Also, please send in your checks to me, Evie Braman, 696 Azalea Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44143 so we can plan on the numbers of tables for Friday and Saturday nights and table decorations.

Thanks a lot,

Your committee is looking forward to seeing you all!!

Evie, 216-288-4506


06/29/19 11:33 AM #863    

Stewart M Flate

Let me add my appreciation for all the work you and your committee have done and will do.  Both my wife and myself are looking forward to the first weekend in August.  Is there any chance you can acknowledge haveing received our check? Bank says yes, but your note would be appeciated.

May I suggest a list of those that have paid and publish it on our forum. Such action might just avoid some problems at registration.


06/30/19 12:56 AM #864    

 

Dana Shepard (Treister)

Great suggestion, Stewart, for Evie to post on this page a running list of paid reservations received.  Not only would this confirm to each of us receipt of the check (no disrespect meant to USPS, but we all know it is no longer super-reliable...); but also it might serve as a reminder to those who perhaps meant to send a check but have not yet done so; and might also encourage classmates still undecided to say "YES" and join the celebration.

AND - again - a huge THANKS to Evie for all her creativity and organizational efforts our our behalf, to give is this opportunity to enjoy a 5-year reunion - BRAVA!!

;    )


06/30/19 10:57 AM #865    

 

Betsy Dennis (Frank)

I echo all the previous comments. Hope many are coming!


06/30/19 01:41 PM #866    

 

Patricia (Paige) Fields (Hoebel)

If Evie posted a list of checks received we would also be able to know who will be coming to the reunion.  For our 50th individuals posted on their profile that they were attending.  Wouldn't you like to know who is planning on coming?

For anyone that read the book LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE by Celeste Ng have you heard that Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington are filming an adaption for Hulu?

 


07/01/19 09:20 AM #867    

 

Betsy Dennis (Frank)

I just read about the film. I hope it is on more than Hulu. What a great book!


07/06/19 09:14 AM #868    

Joseph G Blake

As you may know I will be doing a presentation at the Shaker Library on August 3 called The Van Sweringens Remake the Face of Cleveland. The event is at the Shaker Library at 2PM at Van Aken and Lee (old Moreland School). The room holds 100 people.

You can reserve a spot now to attend by calling the library (216) 991-2030

Or you can register on line. 

https://shakerlibrary.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?EventId=26503&df=calendar&ongoing=1&lib=1,0&et=4,14,7,17,2,15,18,24&backTo=Calendar&startDate=2019/08/01

Reservations started July 1 and 4 have registered. 

Hope to see you there. 


07/07/19 01:25 PM #869    

 

Dana Shepard (Treister)

My husband Michael and I are looking forward to your presentation -- I just phoned in our RSVP
 


07/07/19 04:07 PM #870    

Judi Bachman (Holtze)

I booked last night....


07/08/19 09:59 AM #871    

 

Betsy Dennis (Frank)

I just registered online, but Norton wanted to block the site. I had to go around the block. Betsy


07/09/19 12:20 AM #872    

Joseph G Blake

As of this evening 33 people are registered to attend.

There is room for 100.

Thanks for your interest and support.

Joe


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