Archive for September, 2012

Cooking with Chef Eric Wells at CornUcopia Place

Friday, September 28th, 2012

Join Chef Eric Wells for some exciting hands-on cooking demonstrations at CornUcopia Place!  Click here to download the flier.

Parents : Come Learn about The Cleveland Plan and Issue 107!

Monday, September 24th, 2012

Parents and caregivers

You know how critical passing the levy is to our children’s future. Please come for a training to learn more about The Cleveland Plan and Issue 107 so that you can share with other parents about the need and the promise.

Parents are the most persuasive messengers of this issue. Come learn more about the Cleveland Plan and become an official Parent Messenger of the campaign. The training will last about an hour and you’ll leave with a campaign button, stickers, signs and all the information you need to turn your school and community onto the needs of our children.

Wednesday, Sept. 26th from 6:30-7:30 p.m.


Saturday, September 29th from 10-11 a.m.

3235 Prospect Ave., Cleveland, OH


Our Children Need You. Come out to show your support, see how you can help & learn more about why this is the Right Plan Right Now!


Paid for by Citizens for Our Children’s Future, Peter Raskind, Treasurer

Your time and dedication make the difference. Both trainings will be held at the levy campaign headquarters, 3235 Prospect Ave. Cleveland. Refreshments will be served.

To register or ask questions, contact parent organizer Erin Randel, (216) 235-5009

Bridgeport Cafe featured in the Plain Dealer

Friday, September 21st, 2012

This morning the Bridgeport Cafe is featured in the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

The story explains many aspects of the Cafe in detail and features interviews with Executive Director, Tim Tramble as well as an employee of the Cafe. Follow the link below to see the full article, and be sure to stop by the Cafe in Bridgeport Place for breakfast, lunch, or a quick snack!

Bridgeport Cafe Featured on Channel 5 News

Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Last night, the Bridgeport Cafe appeared in a segment on Channel 5 news.

Check out the link to the video below, and come visit us at 7201 Kinsman Rd. Suite 103A for breakfast, lunch, or a snack!


Register now for 2 Classes at Cornucopia Place Community Kitchen

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

BBC is proud to offer 2 exciting cooking classes at our newly opened community kitchen : Cornucopia Place. Both classes are open for registration now, so sign up quick, spots are going fast!

Youth Chef Class

Mondays @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Starting September 24th

This 4 week class, for youth chefs ages 7-12, is designed to teach good nutrition and how to cook healthy snacks.

Presented by Sharon Glaspie, Building Healthy Communities


Extended Food and Nutrition Education Program (ENEP)

Thursdays @ 4:00pm – 5:30pm – Starting September 27th

This 4 week class, for families with children, is designed to teach nutrition education, manage food dollars, understanding labels, and choosing healthy snacks.

Presented by Ohio State University Extension

Both Classes will be held at Cornucopia Community Kitchen at 7201 Kinsman Rd. Suite 103

For more information, or to register, call Julia DiBaggio at (216) 341-1455

Registration closes September 20th, so call now!


CMSD Parent University – Sign up Now

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

CMSD invites you to enroll in the Spring Session of CMSD Parent University. All parents or caregivers of students enrolled in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District or district sponsored Charter Schools are eligible to participate. The workshops and classes are free of cost.

Please complete the application form and mail or fax it back to the address indicated. You may also register by phone at 216.858.0117. You will receive a confirmation letter or e-mail. You can also check on the status of your application by calling 216.858.0117 .

• The acceptance letter will list the class start and end dates and location. If you decide not to attend the class, please call

216.858.0117 and we will remove your name from the class list.

• If the class is already full, we will send you a letter letting you know that your name is on the waiting list for that class. We will notify you as soon as space opens in that class or when the next class is being offered.

Each time you come to a workshop or course you will be entered into a raffle drawing for various prizes including a wireless pc tablet, gift cards, and other items.

Recreational activities for children ages 5-18 are available at each site, and dinner is provided for the whole family.

We look forward to your participation in CMSD’s Parent University.

For more information visit or call 216.858.0117

This installment of Parent University runs from April 2nd to May 31st, at multiple locations including:

East Tech High School

2439 East 55th StreetCleveland, Ohio 44104

Bridgeport Cafe and Cornucopia – Now Open!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

We are proud to announce the Bridgeport Cafe is now open!

Stop by and pick up breakfast or lunch, and some fresh vegetables from the Urban Agriculture Innovation Zone.

Carrying everything from bagels and coffee to wraps and soup, the Bridgeport Cafe should meet all your health eating needs.

Please stop by the Cafe at 7201 Kinsman Rd. Suite 103 (right next to  our office).


We can’t wait to see you, and hope you enjoy!

Bridgeport Cafe NOW OPEN! – Grand Opening Scheduled for 10/11

Monday, September 17th, 2012

We’re very happy to report that Bridgeport Cafe, located at 7201 Kinsman Road, 103A, is officially open for business!

The soft opening means that the staff will have time to fine tune its operations, get accustomed to working together, take care of any outstanding odds and ends, and iron out any kinks before the grand opening on October 11.

So stop in for breakfast, lunch, or a snack sometime soon!

The Bridgeport Cafe website that includes the restaurant menu should be live any day now.  But in the meantime, please click here to read more about BBC’s healthy food access initiatives.

The Women’s Voting Movement 2012

Monday, September 17th, 2012

Please join State Senator Shirley Smith &

The Women’s Voting Movement 2012 : Standing Together for a Better Future

at the

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections

2925 Euclid Avenue


October 2nd, 2012  from 1pm – 5pm

To cast your VOTE early because …your name may have been removed from the books.


We will gather at the Urban League of Greater Cleveland

2930 Prospect Avenue – Cleveland, OH 44115

(parking in rear)

at 1:00PM and walk 1 block to the Board of Elections


BBC’s Bridgeport Cafe and Cornucopia Featured in Freshwater Cleveland

Monday, September 17th, 2012

In anticipation of the Grand Opening of the Bridgeport Cafe and Community Kitchen, the project was featured on the website The editors met with Executive Director Tim Tramble to discuss BBC’s current and future plans for the project.

The restaurant is open to the public today!

To read the full article, follow the link below.