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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


08/05/19 06:55 PM #873    

Joseph G Blake

Thanks to Evie and her committee for arranging this loevely weekend just past.

I am sure many others feel the same way as I do.

And thanks to those who came to my talk. We had around 80 people there, not all members of the class of 1964.  If anyone did not get a copy of the handout while there or you were unable to attend there is a longer version I would be happy to send you.

Please just email me and I will sned it to you. Then just print it out. I added a couple of pages on sources for the history of the development of Shaker Heights which may also be of interest. 

All the best 

Joe Blake


08/05/19 07:20 PM #874    

Joseph G Blake

PS I fotgot to post my email address if you wish a copy of the handout/

Please send to jblake9147@aol.com


08/06/19 12:07 AM #875    

 

Dana Shepard (Treister)

I second Joe's THANKS to Evie and committee for arranging last weekend's reunion - I so appreciated the opportunity to reconnect with "my past"!  Both evenings were low-key, conversation-friendly - in spaces arranged to maximize circulating and conversing.

THANKS also to Joe for scheduling his library presentation about "the Vans" while his SHHS 64 classmates were in town. As I told Joe, the BIGGEST take-away for me was learning that the Vans knew that building "the Shaker Rapid Transit" was the key to the viability of a new community way out on the Shaker Lakes!  I lived in Shaker Heights my entire life (until high school graduation), spent 13 years in the Shaker schools, and don't recall ever learning that fascinating factoid!

AND - thanks for the memories, everyone!

DANA


08/06/19 03:54 PM #876    

 

Betsy Dennis (Frank)

And my thanks as well. So good to see all who came and missed all who couldn't attend. Just a reminder that Evie has to put out personal expenses on down payments for venues and to keep website going. How should we handle support for Evie?


08/06/19 05:29 PM #877    

 

Evie Fertman (Braman)

Hi to everyone!  Thanks, Betsy for your comments!  We definitely need a reasonably positive balance in our checkbook for several reasons.  1) To pay annual fees for this web site 2) To pay annually for the domain name and 3) To put down downpayments to secure the venues for the Reunions.  We had enough for me to take a advantage of paying for our web site for the cost of four years and receiving five years if I paid in advance which I did making us okay for four and a half more years.  The domain name is only about $16.00 a year.  We had enough this year to pay minimums to secure the venues but will not have enough for the next Reunion.  There are several ways to handle this - Alan Cohen, Steve Joseph, Terri Gelb Kline, Susan Skolnik Haimes, John Feher and Betsy Dennis Franks wrote significant checks contributing to our bank account (much appreciated), several others added a bit to their checks for the Reunion, and in the future I can ask the committee members to pay REALLY early to get to the amount that we need.  If we needed me to, I would put my own money down but I prefer not to have any reimbursement check written to me to avoid any possible questions as to where our money is going!  I have a debit card for the account and use that for everything which is great for record keeping!  I have the account on a Quicken file and I have the monthly bank statements so there is very accurate recording of all money coming in and all money going out.  I asked Brooke Matthews Wolf and Jim Wolf to meet me at the bank when we opened this account and the account is in all three of our names with equal privileges. My attorney is aware that this account is not part of my estate so all is safe in case something happens to me.

I'm glad that this came up so that everyone now knows how we are handling the money end of the Reunions!!

Evie


08/07/19 12:46 PM #878    

Stewart M Flate

Deb and I heartedly enjoyed the weekend especially the 2nd night.  Thanks again Evie.  Just a lot of fun and no smart phones involved.


08/07/19 12:51 PM #879    

John A Hrones, Jr.

Sorry I missed the reunion this year.  I suggest we not wait a whole five years for the next reunion.


08/10/19 08:27 AM #880    

Joseph G Blake

Two things

I am watching CBS Saturday Morning which featured a segment about Edwin's Restaurant at Shaker Square which is said to be the finest French restaurant in the USA. He also runs a program to train high school dropouts to work in fine restaurants and better yet a program to train ex convicts and runs a program in several Ohio prisons to train convicts who are near the end of their time in prison. The founder is Brandon Chrostowski. Edwin stands for Education Wins. He is from Detroit but Cleveland was chosen because it has the second lowest high school graduation rate in the country.

I noted a few names of my Shaker classmates among the supporters. The restaurant is at Shaker Square at the corner where the old Stone Shoe store was. They accept donations for the education program. Next time I am in Cleveland I must try to go there. But I will have to save my pennies. No more lattes at McDonalds. Or get one of my affluent friends to take me.Haha

https://edwinsrestaurant.org/

On a lighter note when I gave my talk last Saturday I meant to include the name of a fictional former resident of Shaker. On the Leave to Beaver program (1957-1963), Ward Cleaver the father in several episodes makes reference to his boyhood in Shaker Heights. In one episode he refers to a girl named Amy Gish who was the first girl to wear fur trimmed boots to Shaker High and in another he says his cousin installed the organ in the high school auditorium there. I don't think there was an organ but I could be wrong. Of course this was in the era when Shaker received a lot of attention as the city with the highest per capita income in the USA.

However the Beaver program was not consistent. Other times we are told that Ward was raised on a farm. As we all know no livestock in Shaker Heights. 


08/13/19 07:49 AM #881    

Vivien Abrams (Collens)

It was great to catch up with so many of my classmates again!   My husband enjoyed meeting everyone and learning more about Shaker Heights from Joe's presentation.    Many thanks to Evie for organizing the out of towners dinner Thursday,  and to everyone on the reunion committee for putting it together! 


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