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Looking Far to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic

Looking to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic

Scientists discover fault line thought to have caused the earthquake that damaged the Colosseum

Scientists believe they have found the tectonic fault line which caused an earthquake that damaged the Colosseum and other buildings in Rome 1,500 years ago. It is the same fault line that was responsible for a powerful quake three years ago that devastated the mountain town of Amatrice and surrounding villages, killing 300 people. The fault system is located on Monte Vettore, a mountain in central Italy that is part of the Apennine chain. Scientists excavated trenches around the fault line in o...
Tags: Europe, Science, Rome, Italy, Colosseum, Adriatic, Apennine, American Geophysical Union, Ravenna, Amatrice, Pope Leo, Monte Vettore, Gregorio Bordgia AP, Appenines, Paolo Galli, National Civil Protection Department Italy

Funding for Ohio Military Projects Could be Diverted to Border Wall

Ohio’s congressional delegation is concerned that money designated for military projects here could be diverted to the border wall if President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration stands. Congressman Tim Ryan (D-Niles) lists three at-risk projects totaling $77 million. They include a $7.4 million dollar machine gun range at Camp Garfield (formerly Camp Ravenna) in Ravenna and a nearly $9 million dollar main gate upgrade at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station . Senator Sherrod Brown (D-O...
Tags: Supreme Court, Ohio, Donald Trump, Sarah Taylor, Sherrod Brown, Ravenna, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, National Air, Camp Ravenna, Youngstown Air Reserve Station, Tim Ryan D Niles, Camp Garfield, Wright Pat

The Immediate Grace of Mother Teresa’s Emergency Novena

If I ever heard the word “novena” growing up, I don’t remember it. Although I was a cradle Catholic, I didn’t learn what a novena was or how to pray one until I was in my mid-twenties. After I found out about novenas and the spiritual gifts they offer, I tried to make up for lost time. My husband and I did a perpetual novena to St. Joseph for years, beginning with our engagement, and to this day it’s still our “go-to” novena. St. Joseph has never let us down. We’ve also found powerful graces thr...
Tags: Religion, Catholic, Mother Teresa, St Teresa, Mary, St Joseph, Calcutta, Virgin Mary, Mary Mother of Jesus, Ravenna, Novena, O Virgin, St Peregrine, Novena Mother Teresa, Memorares Mother Teresa, Emergency Novena Nine Memorares

2018: My Year in Review

Several weeks ago, I began planning what I wanted to include in my round-up of the past year. As I composed the opening line in my head: “There’s no doubt about it: 2018 was one of my quietest years of travel,” I paused. How many countries had I actually visited this year? Well, there was Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Thailand, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia, England, Wales, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Greece, Italy, and San Marino. Um.  Only I could describe visiting 14 countries as a slow year o...
Tags: Travel, England, London, Greece, Wales, Bali, Indonesia, France, Southeast Asia, Singapore, India, Spain, Barcelona, Dave, Thailand, Malaysia

Threats to Venice, Other Global Heritage Sites Documented in New Report

A recent report has noted the impact on climate change on a number of historical and natural sites, noting the increased risk of flooding in places like Venice and Ravenna, and the likely damage caused by continued climate change. “Italy is a rich country and it needs to take its responsibilities seriously; it is time […]
Tags: Art, News, Italy, Venice, Art News, Minipost, Ravenna

Bridget Beth Collins, the Flora Forager, paints with petals

The natural artist from Ravenna still considers herself a beginning gardener, but her botanical compositions are blooming into big business.
Tags: Garden, News, Life, Lifestyle, Pacific NW Magazine, Bridget Beth Collins, Ravenna

Beautiful mosaics around the world

Often found in churches and mosques, mosaics seem like a simple art in practice — after all, they’re produced by assembling small bits of tile, glass, ceramic, or stone into patterns and pictures — yet on a grand scale, the result is a stunning visual display. From Uzbekistan to Iran, check out some of the most beautiful mosaic works around the world to spice up your bucket list with a bit of artistic intrigue. 1. Hassan II Mosque — Casablanca, Morocco Photo: Vixit/Shutterstock The Hassa...
Tags: Travel, Design, France, Spain, Iran, Morocco, Italy, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Tehran, St Louis, Antoni Gaudí, Picasso, Isfahan, Bush, St Peter

Amazon's New Home Line Isn't Trendy — & That's Why We Like It

With October at its end, we're prepping to swing into the holidays and embrace the oncoming chill with seasonal swagger — from head to home. Amazon's launch of its latest exclusive furniture line, Ravenna Home, checks that festive wish-list box without sacrificing the longevity we look for when investing in those important pieces for the home. Traditionalists and those looking to add classic anchor furnishings to your eclectic home style, this one's for you.The stylish new collection, debuting ...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, Tim Burton, Netflix, Grey, Ravenna, Amazon Channel, Amazon Cover, Amazon Take, Amazon Who, Amazon Dress, Ravenna Home, Ravenna Home White Ceramic Table Lamp, Ravenna Home Priscilla Modern, Ravenna Home Wolcott Adjustable

The language of victory: 8 ancient phrases used by Emperor Justinian

Between the fall of the western Roman Empire in the fifth century and the collapse of the east in the seventh, the remarkable era of the Emperor Justinian (527 – 568) dominated the Mediterranean region. Famous for his conquests in Italy and North Africa and for the creation of stunning monuments such as the Hagia Sophia, his reign was also marked by global religious conflict within the Christian world.When writing about the Justinian era, historian Peter Heather chooses to use both Greek and Lat...
Tags: Books, Featured, Religion, History, Rome, Italy, Mediterranean, North Africa, Zeno, Sophia, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Justinian, Listicle, Constantine, Meister

Mille Miglia – Stirling Moss

I’ve been taking photo’s of the 2017 and the 2018 Mille Miglia editions without publishing anything yet. As an intro to what I will publish the story of Stirling Moss with some mercedes participants. In 1955 Moss won Italy’s thousand-mile Mille Miglia road race, an achievement Doug Nye described as the “most iconic single day’s drive in motor racing history.” Motor Trend headlined it as “The Most Epic Drive. Ever.” Moss, then 25 years old, drove one of four factory-entered Mercedes-B...
Tags: Hotels, Rome, Cologne, Munich, Ferrari, Italy, Mercedes, Stuttgart, Cultural Travel, Moss, Adriatic, Mercedes Benz, Padua, Fitch, Stirling Moss, Brescia

Community Guide Offers Information to Fight Addiction

This week, 20-thousand Portage County children are taking home a resource guide aimed at fighting the addiction epidemic that has claimed nearly 200 lives in the county since 20-12. The guide was developed by the Record-Courier newspaper and features information about new efforts to treat addiction through a program developed at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna. Renee Klaric is the manager of the medically assisted addiction treatment program at UH. She says it's important ...
Tags: Sarah Taylor, Portage County, Ravenna, University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, Renee Klaric

Why Fashion Needs Isa Arfen Now More Than Ever

Amid the excitement of the spring 2019 collections at London Fashion Week last month, one designer was missed. Serafina Sama, designer and founder of Isa Arfen, was instead holed up in Paris, hosting appointments to celebrate the launch of her label’s new digital home.If you’re not already familiar with Isa Arfen, it sits alongside the likes of Rejina Pyo and Magda Butrym, producing the perfect fusion of clothes you lust after and clothes you actually have the confidence to wear. The brand has ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Paris, Italy, Marc Jacobs, London Fashion Week, Central Saint Martins, Ari, Chloe, Ravenna, Sama, Olivier Rousteing Balmain, Rejina Pyo, Serafina, Serafina Sama, Isa Arfen

September 2018: Travel Summary and Statistics

What an incredible month! September was one of the best I’ve had for a long time. Over the past four weeks, I visited Athens for the first time, chartered a yacht in Greece with a group of friends, dog-sat in beautiful Bologna, and day-tripped my way all over Emilia Romagna, which fast became one of my new favourite regions in Europe. And yes, with both Greece and Italy on the itinerary for this month, there was a hell of a lot of great food thrown into the mix, too. Kioni, on the Greek island ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Greece, Dave, Italy, Ryanair, Athens, Bristol, Venice, Leo, Seattle, Florence, Stansted airport, Borneo, Parma, San Marino

Frugal & Free Activities For Kids / Families in the Northwest 4/27 – 5/3

I don’t know about you, but I am really looking forward to this weekend! It seems like this week has gone by so slow and I’m ready for some family fun! We have a nice variety of thrifty events this weekend so you are sure to find something your family will be excited to attend. If your goal is to save in 2018, make sure you also keep your eye on the blog for great deals to help you throughout the year! Make sure to check out these fun ideas around the Northwest: Skagit Valley Tulip Festival in...
Tags: Home Depot, Budget, Entertainment, Disney, Bellevue, Portland, Seattle, Frugality, Pacific Northwest, Sarah, Tacoma, Northwest, Michael, Ravens, Olympia, Des Moines

Roadtrip Italy for under $500

With miles of coastline , winding mountains roads, and ever-changing scenery, Italy is the perfect road trip country. Travel from the lagoon fishing town of Chioggia, near Venice, in the northeast, down the east coast to Puglia, then up the west coast to the brightly colored villages of Cinque Terre. Stop on the way for Byzantine mosaics, prehistoric caves, hiking routes with magnificent views, and (probably) the best focaccia in Italy. You might think a trip such as this would be costly, but b...
Tags: Travel, Europe, US, Italy, Venice, Trattoria, Road Trip, Naples, Byron, Puglia, Emilia Romagna, All, Matera, Driving In Italy, Lido, Ferrara

Protesters attempt to block cleanup of homeless camp in Seattle’s Ravenna Woods

Protesters are attempting to stop the city from clearing out a homeless camp Tuesday in Seattle’s Ravenna neighborhood. The city’s Navigation Team, made up of outreach workers, descended on the camp tucked away above the Burke-Gilman Trail in Ravenna Woods, a densely wooded park. But more than a dozen protesters, some linking arms and others […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Local News, Ravenna, Burke Gilman Trail, Project Homeless, Ravenna Woods

Accident on the Road to Ravenna

In the spring of 1910 Bessie and William McKee were in Italy with their daughters Marjorie and Augustine. The family had traveled on the R.M.S. Carmania from New York to Naples, where they were met by their chauffeur, Kroh, who had sailed to Europe the week before, taking the McKees’ comfortable Simplex automobile with him. It was nine-year-old Augustine’s first trip to Europe, and she was very excited and enthusiastic. After three weeks of traveling slowly through Sicily to Rome and Perugia, ho...
Tags: Europe, Gardening, New York, Father, Rome, Italy, Madonna, Road, Archives, Naples, San Marino, Sicily, Perugia, Bessie, Marjorie, Ravenna

Ohio's Congressional Delegation Promotes Ravenna for Nation's Third Missile-Defense Base

Most of Ohio’s Congressional delegation has signed a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis calling for Camp Ravenna to be picked as the location for the East Coast missile defense base. Sen. Rob Portman says the new site is needed, citing the threat from countries such as North Korea, Iran and Russia. “We’ve got to bolster our defenses. And adding this third ground base interceptor site east of the Mississippi is an important part of that strategy. We think we’re ideally suited to hou...
Tags: Mississippi, Russia, Defense, Ohio, East Coast, Rob Portman, Portman, Ravenna, North Korea Iran, Camp Ravenna, James Mattis, Cameron Gorman

Woman says found tooth with blood on it while eating cashews

RAVENNA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman says she found a tooth with dried blood on it while eating cashews. WKYC reports Nickolette Botsford said she felt something hard while eating the nuts and vomited when she saw it looked like a tooth. The Ravenna woman said a hospital confirmed it as a human tooth […]
Tags: News, Ap, Ohio, Oddities, WKYC, Ravenna, Nation & World, Ravenna Ohio, Nickolette Botsford

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in Illinois

February 18, 2018 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Illinois’ budget blues Political posturing never gets old in our sorry state. Most Read StoriesSeattle police fatally shoot man near Ravenna ParkDrinking alcohol key to living past 90, study saysSeattle arboretum loop trail opens up new vistas, opportunities  VIEWNortheast Seattle street project stirs cars-vs.-bikes debateWith work permits in limbo, […]
Tags: News, Seattle, Illinois, Ravenna, Nation & World, The Champaign News Gazette Illinois

Morning Headlines: Davis-Besse Nears Closure; RTA Releases Documents in Ethics Investigation

Here are your morning headlines for Friday, Jan. 26: Report finds "significant flaws" in Cuyahoga County juvenile jail; Justice William O'Neill set to leave the bench today; FirstEnergy seeks higher rates to keep nuclear plants open; Kasich continues support for Taylor, despite appearance of distance; Jennifer Lawrence makes surprise visit to Cleveland Heights High School; University School headmaster to step down; Flu death toll reaches 11 in Cuyahoga County; Female student sexually assaulted o...
Tags: Jennifer Lawrence, Taylor, Cuyahoga County, Ohio House, FirstEnergy, Kasich, RTA, Davis Besse, University of Akron, Ravenna, Armond Budish, Cleveland RTA, University School, Cleveland Heights High School, William O Neill, Juvenile Detention Facility Cleveland

18 Extraordinary Italy Experiences For Your 2018

A new year has dawned and with it, travel plans for the year (or more) to come. Over the Christmas holidays (now a distant memory!) I brainstormed with my Mom about some of the amazing Italy experiences that I’ve been lucky to have over time, and we have rounded them up for your inspiration (yes, Mom helped me with this post). Be this your first trip to Italy or one of many, these are some of the things to do in Italy that we believe one should do at least once. 1/ Visit the Uffizi The Bir...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Unesco, Italy, Vatican, Raphael, Venice, Headline, Florence, Naples, Palermo, Siena, Amalfi Coast, Tuscany, Puglia, San Marco

Province of Ravenna poultry suspended

The Centre for Food Safety has suspended the import of poultry meat and eggs from the Province of Ravenna in Italy.
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Police: Man’s body found in roll-off container at landfill

LORDSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are trying to determine how a man’s body found inside a roll-off container at a northeast Ohio construction landfill got there. The body was discovered Friday morning at the Trumbull County landfill as a driver prepared to unload debris hauled from a construction site in Ravenna. Law enforcement authorities say […]
Tags: News, Ap, Ohio, Trumbull County, Lordstown Ohio, Ravenna, Nation & World

Man imprisoned for cyberstalking faces new charges over alleged death threats

Sloan Stanley, 41, of Seattle, was convicted in 2015 of cyberstalking four women he met at a Ravenna pub. Police say that while he was in prison he threatened to kill the women as well as others connected to his case.
Tags: Crime, News, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Ravenna, Sloan Stanley

A dispatch from the path of totality: the 2017 solar eclipse in Ravenna, Nebraska

Ravenna, population 1,400, sits on the plains of central Nebraska, and almost on the center line of the path of totality for the upcoming Great American Eclipse. Nebraska native Shane Pekny reports on how this small town is preparing for the big event.
Tags: Nebraska, Ravenna, Ravenna Nebraska, Shane Pekny

At JuneBaby, star chef Edouardo Jordan returns to his Southern roots

Just a short stroll from his other Ravenna restaurant, Salare, chef Edouardo Jordan is focusing on Southern cuisine at JuneBaby, seeking “to respect those dishes and represent them.”
Tags: News, Life, Food & Drink, Ravenna, Edouardo Jordan

The Truck Highway to Padua

Our two night stay south of Ravenna is over and today we are traveling to Padua. Our previous visits to the area were in 2001 on a bus tour with a day visit to Venice and in 2011 for a brief look at one of the churches in Padua. This time we are in the cit
Tags: Travel, Venice, Padua, Ravenna