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Rocky River Community Chorus Fills Ames with Happy Sounds

The sound of music filled the Ames Family Hospice House on June 1, fueled by almost 60 members of the Rocky River Community Chorus.

Under the direction of Emily Ortolano, the chorus, now in its 37th year, entertained staff, patients and their loved ones with an array of songs spanning from Broadway tunes to patriotic and contemporary songs.  
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June 10 2016

Categories: News and Community Philanthropy Events 

LifeFest Raises More Than $80,000

​LifeFest is considered Medina County’s largest philanthropic event with proceeds supporting patients and families served through Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Medina Hospice Care Center.

This year, 244 attended, celebrated the 29th consecutive year of the event and raised more than $80,000, including proceeds from the live and silent auctions. Most popular items? Sunny Florida holidays, a well-curated wine collection and a diamond necklace.

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April 28 2016

Categories: Philanthropy Events 

A Hero's Welcome

Honor Flight Cleveland is part of a network of nonprofit organizations with the shared mission of paying tribute to U.S. veterans by providing them safe, memorable, and all-expense-paid trips to Washington, D.C. The trips include visits to the national memorials that honor their service. In August 2014, Charles Platia took part in an Honor Flight Cleveland trip with nearly 50 veterans and their escorts. Videographer Don Pavlish and I both had the privilege of accompanying the veterans to document the day's events.
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February 01 2016

Categories: Grief and Loss News and Community Events Veterans 

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