Tag Archives: Cleveland

Cleveland Fire

Cleveland Fire putting out a structure fire at an abandoned house on the corner of Lowell Ave and E.99. Click the blog for more images.

A Celebration of MLK

By Matt Shiffler, written and photographed for Cleveland.com and the Plain Dealer CLEVELAND, Ohio – Below-zero wind chill and heavy snow weren’t enough to keep a sold-out crowd from attending the 42nd Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Sunday at Playhouse Square. The program showcased impressive performances by the Contemporary Youth Orchestra and Tri-C’s T.O.P Orchestra, impassioned student speeches and also honored the Humanitarian Scholarship recipients. One key member of the celebration, 11-time Grammy winner and revered gospel singer Shirley Caesar, almost missed the remembrance because of cancelled flight. Arriving in Cleveland and missing her luggage, Caesar took the stage […]


Some of the images from my neighborhood polling station in Collinwood, Ohio after voting today.

Running Down a Dream

Over the past year, I’ve been considering what it would take to combine my passions into a different career path. A job in a helping field, in a place where I could also take my photography to a higher level. I realized I’d have to leave a solid and comfortable position at CWRU to take that chance. So with that, I’ve accepted a teaching contract in Shenzhen, China (right by Hong Kong) and will be gone from the US for almost a year. Along with teaching English, I’ll have the opportunity to travel across Southeast Asia; with Japan, Vietnam and […]