Sweet Moses Soda Fountain and Treat Shop

Opening on Saturday, the Sweet Moses Soda Fountain and Treat Shop is located in the Gordon Square Arts District.  I was invited to a preview last weekend.  Jeff Moreau is the mastermind behind the shop.

This is not your themed 1950s soda fountain.  Jeff has spent the last 2 years planning this business, leaving no detail sparred.  From the original soda fountain that has been restored, to the handmade chocolates and fudge.  There is root beer made in the store and sundaes that are out of this world.  Everything from a single scoop to the Terminal Tower, a 10 scoop mountain of ice cream and toppings.

Jeff used the word ‘authentic’ to describe Sweet Moses.  Which is to say, this would not be a soda fountain found at Disneyland with the black and white tile.  He has been acquiring and restoring antique furniture from the early 1900s, giving Sweet Moses an authentic feel of a soda shop from the 1920s.  But beyond the furniture and design of the shop, it is the ice cream and candy that takes this experience to the next level.  Jeff describes the ice cream that is made right in the store using terms like ‘all natural’, ‘pure sugar’, and so on.

The grand opening is Saturday at Noon.  We are going to be there next Wednesday, March 30.  I’ll be doing the weather and touring the shop during 19 Action News at Noon.  Watch it live on 19 Action News at Noon or come join us live at Sweet Moses.  I’ve posted photos of Sweet Moses and the preview I went to on my facebook page here:

Visit Sweet Moses in the heart of the Gordon Square Arts District

6800 Detroit Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44102

216-651-2202

www.sweetmosestreats.com

Grand Opening: Saturday, March 26 at Noon

Pre-Summer Hours
Sunday Noon – 10:00
Tuesday-Thursday Noon – 10:00 pm
Friday & Saturday Noon – 11:00 pm

Tornado Drill Canceled & Severe Weather Awareness Week

UPDATED:

From the National Weather Service:

Unfortunately due to the anticipated possibility of severe weather with a Moderate Risk covering portions of Ohio…the Statewide Tornado Test has been canceled.

There will be a tornado drill statewide today at 9:50am. Tornado sirens will go off across the state. As we are tracking the potential for some stronger storms south of Cleveland today, it’s a great time to share severe weather tips from the state:

Know Tornado Terms

A tornado is a violently rotating column of air that extends from the base of a thunderstorm. A condensation funnel does not need to reach the ground for a tornado to be present. A debris cloud beneath a thunderstorm is all that is needed to confirm the presence of a tornado.

A tornado watch is issued by the NWS when conditions are favorable for the development of tornadoes in and close to the area. Watches are usually issued for four to eight hours. During a tornado watch, review tornado safety plans and be prepared to move to a safe place if conditions worsen. Listen to a NOAA Weather Radio or local TV or radio newscasts for weather updates.

A tornado warning is issued by the NWS when a tornado has been detected by Doppler radar or sighted by storm spotters. Most Ohio communities have outdoor warning sirens that sound during storm warnings. If a tornado warning is issued for your area, seek safe shelter immediately. Tornado warnings are usually issued for 30 minutes. Continue to listen to your NOAA Weather Radio or local TV or radio newscasts for up-to-date weather information.

Full details about Severe Weather Awareness Week can be found on the Ohio Committee For Severe Weather Awareness website here

Too Much Time at the Snack Bar

Tried to see a screening of Lincoln Lawyer last night at Regal Cinemas in Richmond Heights.  The thing with going to a movie screening is they give out more passes than there are seats.  With that in mind I arrived 30 minutes before it started and because I arrived so early, I decided I should head to the snack bar and get something to eat.  This is where things went wrong.  I picked the wrong line.  It moved sooooooooooooooo slowly and the concession employee wasn’t speeding things along himself.  I should know!  I worked the concession stand at the local movieplex in high school.

So after a long visit to the snack bar, I found out the whole theater was full.  Ohh well.  In other news, I saw The Adjustment Bureau on Sunday.  Not bad, but I guess I was expecting more.  It was like the Matrix, except I felt that some questions weren’t adaquetly addressed by the ending.  And the last 5 minutes didn’t really do it for me.  Overall I’d give it a B-.  Hopefully this weekend, I’ll see The Lincoln Lawyer.

Here’s the trailer for The Adjustment Bureau:

 

Happenings This Week

I’ve been reminded that it’s been a little over 2 weeks since the last post.  Time to get blogging!

Let’s talk about what’s new.  I took some vacation time and went to Hawaii.  Today is The Return of the Buzzards at the Cleveland Metroparks Hinckley Reservation.

Thursday is St. Patrick’s Day and I’ll be in the parade here in Cleveland  It kicks off at 1:04pm.

Spring begins 7:21pm on Sunday.

iPhone Weather Apps

If you don’t already know, 19 Action News has the First Alert Weather App available for free in the App Store.  If you are into weather as much as I am, it’s a great app to take Cleveland’s most accurate forecast with you.  Use it to track storms, get the latest with an hour by hour forecast and other neat features like severe weather alerts.  It is available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.  Just search “First Alert” in the app store to download it.  Here are some snapshots from the app.

Now what got me on this app tangent was an email I received from Chris is Lakewood:

Hi Jason,

I have created an iPhone app you may be interested in.  It’s called “Feels Like” and instead of displaying the temperature, it shows the wind chill or heat index.  I live in Lakewood and thought you might enjoy a local weather-related endeavor.  http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/feels-like/id417260864?mt=8

Enjoy,
Chris

I downloaded his free app and it’s great as well.  A very simple app telling you how cold or warm it feels outside.  Got any favorite apps on your phone?

 

Witch Kathy Ends The Cavs Losing Streak

Call it what you want, the Cleveland Cavaliers losing streak came to an end last night. A little over 1 hour before tip off, Witch Kathy Curran cast a spell to end the losing streak live on 19 Action News. Sure enough the final score 126-119, the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers! Special thanks to Kathy Curran of Goddess Blessed in Lakewood, Ohio.

In case you missed it, here are the clips from yesterday’s spell:

We Meet An Authentic Witch!

Witch Kathy Explains The Spell:

The Spell:

 

Full story:

19 Action News Joins Forces With Local Witch To Break Cavs Curse

CLEVELAND, OHIO February 12, 2011 — Every little thing she does is magic, and Friday night’s spell was no exception.  19 Action News lifted whatever curse had befallen Cleveland’s beloved home town hoops team with the assistance of Kathy Curran, a local Witch and High Priestess. 19 Action News Meteorologist Jason Handman and Witch Kathy broke the losing spell live, Friday, on 19 Action News at Four, Five, and Six.

“Kathy worked her magic and it certainly did the trick.  Here’s hoping Kathy’s bit of magic spells the start of a winning streak for the Cavs.” Jason Handman says.

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 126-119 in overtime ending the NBA record setting 26 game losing streak.

Curran is a self proclaimed expert in all aspects of the metaphysical realms, including Wiccan culture, astrology, fairies, magic, and an extensive knowledge of herbs and spell casting.  She is the owner of Goddess Blessed in Lakewood.

Catch Jason Handman weekdays every morning as part of the Double Team Weather on 19 Action News This Morning, from 5-7 am, and again on 19 Action News at Noon.

With a witch in their court the Cavaliers play the Washington Wizards at home on Sunday.

 

Kill The Curse

Live This Afternoon on 19 Action News

Be sure to tune in this afternoon. This will be one not to miss!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

19 Action News Meteorologist Jason Handman Joins Forces With A Local Witch To Help End Cleveland Cavaliers 26 Game Losing Streak

CLEVELAND, OHIO February 11, 2011 — It’s been a difficult year for the Cleveland Cavaliers: first, LeBron James made his highly publicized “Decision” to leave the franchise and his hometown for Miami. Then, as the season started, the team struggled with injuries to key players, with an NBA record setting 26 game losing streak making national headlines. Some would say the team, seemingly in the past year at least, has been cursed with bad luck.

In the wake of the Decision and The Curse–now comes “The Witch”.

19 Action News Meteorologist Jason Handman will be attempting to lift whatever curse has befallen Cleveland’s beloved home town hoops team with the assistance of Kathy Curran, a local Witch and High Priestess. Curran is a self proclaimed expert in all aspects of the metaphysical realms, including Wiccan culture, astrology, fairies, magic, and an extensive knowledge of herbs and spell casting.

Jason and Witch Kathy will attempt to break the losing spell of the Cavaliers live today in today’s 19 Action News at Four, Five, and Six. Fans from around the country can watch these newscasts as they are streamed live, online, at 19 Action News.com

“Kathy has assured me that she has the perfect spell to lift this curse already prepared. If she proves to be successful, she will be forecasting the weather for us as well.” Jason Handman says.

Catch Jason Handman weekdays every morning as part of the Double Team Weather on 19 Action News This Morning, from 5-7 am, and again on 19 Action News at Noon.

The Cleveland Cavaliers once had a 15 game losing streak in 1970 that came to an end when a local radio station, WERE, had a local witch create a spell.

The Cavaliers play next at home, tonight, against the LA Clippers.

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