Thanksgiving Day Schedule

TV20 will interrupt its regularly scheduled broadcast to bring you recreational championship football all day for your Thanksgiving enjoyment! The City of Cleveland 2016 Muny Football League championships along with flag football championships will air all day on Thanksgiving and only on TV20! The two leagues will rotate throughout the day from 12am to 11pm. See our schedule below.

TIME TITLE DESCRIPTION
12:00AM MUNY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP VARSITY DIV: CMHA RENEGADES VS. CLEVELAND STALLIONS
2:30AM FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP COLLINWOOD REC. VS. LONNIE BURTON REC.
4:30AM MUNY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP JR. VARSITY DIV: CMHA/PHIL CULLUM RENEGADES VS. LAKE ERIE SHARKS
7:00AM FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP EARLE B. TURNER REC. VS. THURGOOD MARSHALL REC.
8:30AM MUNY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TERMITE DIV: LAKE ERIE SHARKS VS. CLEVELAND BOMBERS
11:00AM FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP CORY REC. VS. FAIRFAX REC.
12:00PM MUNY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP VARSITY DIV: CMHA RENEGADES VS. CLEVELAND STALLIONS
2:30PM FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP COLLINWOOD REC. VS. LONNIE BURTON REC.
4:30PM MUNY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP JR. VARSITY DIV: CMHA/PHIL CULLUM RENEGADES VS. LAKE ERIE SHARKS
7:00PM FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP EARLE B. TURNER REC. VS. THURGOOD MARSHALL REC.
8:30PM MUNY FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TERMITE DIV: LAKE ERIE SHARKS VS. CLEVELAND BOMBERS
11:00PM FLAG FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP CORY REC. VS. FAIRFAX REC.

 

UH Bikes: Get Around the City in a Healthy and Fun Way

 

“No one can say no to more choices, and UH Bikes is a great one.”—Alex Baca, General Manager for UH Bikes.

University Hospitals is the title sponsor for the new bike share transit system in Cleveland named, UHBikes. Matt Gray, Director of the Office of sustainability-City of Cleveland, says this system is important for the environment, economic development, and for tourism. Baca, adds that the biking system is important in that it increases mobility options,

“I consider bike share to be transit just like the bus, just like your car, just like walking, just like your skateboard or roller blades…”

Watch a five-minute video of Matt Gray and Alex Baca discussing the new UH Bikes transit system.

Visit UHBikes.com or call (216) 930-4344 for more information.

Community Spotlight: NAACP

 

Image of the NAACP logo“It is undeniable that our downtown Cleveland corridor is a booming corridor; there’s been billions of dollars of reinvestment. We want to make sure that African-Americans— both contractors and employees—are able to take advantage of that opportunity.” —Michael Nelson

 

Michael Nelson, President of the NAACP Cleveland Branch, sat down with TV20 to explain how the Cleveland chapter continues to embrace its progressive spirit and its role as spearhead for civil rights and equality issues tracing all the way back to its roots. (Watch the interview below).

It was the Cleveland and Detroit chapters of the NAACP that provided the bulk of financial support to post bonds for the protesters of the Deep South during the Civil Rights Movement. Still today the Cleveland branch is effectively executing the NAACP’s critical mission to protect the civil rights of African-Americans and other people of color.

Nelson explains how he and the Cleveland chapter are carrying out the organization’s mission by, “…trying to create  job markets by recruiting corporations and companies to come to this community and take advantage of our workforce.”

Nelson goes on to say,

“In addition to that we want to make sure those businesses that are here get an opportunity to participate in the economic renaissance that is taking place. It is undeniable that our downtown Cleveland corridor is a booming corridor; there’s been billions of dollars of reinvestment. We want to make sure that African-Americans— both contractors and employees—are able to take advantage of that opportunity.”

 

Image of the Civil Rights 1963 March on Washington

 

Nelson also touches on voting in Cuyahoga County. He believes that many minorities sit out the voting process due to apathy, feeling turned off by political conversations, and overall dissatisfaction with what they are getting out of the political process. He goes on to  mention, “we have millennials questioning the process, but one of the reasons that the process is like it is is because millennials have sat out the process so, you don’t sit it out and then wonder why it doesn’t work, you have to get in the nuts and bolts of it to make sure that it works.

Nelson urges community members to  support and partner with the NAACP, “It’s critical that our membership drive is a success because it’s the way we speak. The fact that we have critical mass gives us the ability to speak on issues, and because it’s affordable it makes it easy for everybody. Not a single person I know is beyond $30 for joining the NAACP”

Basic membership’s prices start at:

  • $30 for Adults
  • $15 for Youth
  • $75 Lifetime

Visit: naacp.org or call  (216) 231-6260 for more information and for information on membership packages.

Shop Local Saturday!

Support small businesses this holiday season!

The dollars you spend at local businesses support your community. Let’s start with one American dollar: when you spend that dollar at a national chain 14 cents will be re-circulated locally and 86 cents will travel outside of the community. Spend that same dollar at a local retailer or restaurant and 48 cents will re-circulated locally—that’s over 3 times the impact!

Watch our YouTube video of the “Shop Local Saturday” special attached above for the full story, and below is a list of the local businesses featured in the special. Brought to you by the Department of Economic Development:

Geiger’s
1020 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115
Shopgeigers.com
1 (800) 758-7547

Six Shooter Coffee
16021 Waterloo Rd, Cleveland, OH 44110
sixshootercoffee.com
(216) 282-4133

Ticket to Tokyo
Visit on Facebook
(216) 861-3488

Old City Libations
6706 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH 44102
oldcitysoda.com
(216) 303-9292

Fount
6706 Detroit Ave b, Cleveland, OH 44102
fountleather.com
(216) 855-8751

Styles of Imagination
3500 Payne Ave #1c, Cleveland, OH 44114
stylesofimagination.com
(216) 713-0353

J3 Clothing
401 Euclid Ave #159, Cleveland, OH 44114
j3clothing.com
(216) 978-5868

Prosperity Jewelry
1814 E 40th St # 5E, Cleveland, OH 44103
prosperityjewelry.com
(216) 431-7677

Daydreams & Tea – Through the Looking Glass
401 Euclid Ave # 155, Cleveland, OH 44114
daydreamsandteathroughthelookingglass.com
(216) 696-1408

Also, come out and support:

KEEP IT LOCAL CLEVELAND’S WINTER MARKET
Saturday, November 26, 2016
1 St. Clair Ave. NE
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Come in from the cold and discover businesses unique to Cleveland and get a start with your holiday shopping. This year the event is inside the Global Center for Health Innovation.

Halloween Happenings

Amie Sayles, TV20 on October 31, 2016 at 3:24 PM

“Big City Boo” is back Clevelanders! The Halloween festivities will be held at all city recreation centers today from 5:00-7:30 p.m. and on Public Square from 5:00-8:00 p.m.. Residents are asked to please check local recreation centers for complete hours and exclusive activities.

City Recreation Center Listing:

http://www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/ParksRecreationandProperties/DivisionofRecreation/RecreationCentersandPools

Public Square is hosting its inaugural “Big City Boo” event tonight featuring Trick-or-Treating, a kid’s costume parade, a dog costume contest–with prizes available for best costume, face painting and music. The event will kick-off with Trick-or-Treating which stars at 5:00 p.m.. This event has been made possible by the City of Cleveland and the Cleveland Police Department.

graphic image saying happy holloween“Big City Boo” in Public Square Activity Schedule:

  • 5:00-8:00 p.m. — “Trick-or-Treating” around the Key Bank Promenade
  • 6:30 p.m.  — Kids’ Costume Parade
  • 7:00 p.m.  — Dog Costume Contest

*All neighborhood Trick-or-Treating will be held this evening from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Italian-American Heritage Month: “A Decade Long Celebration”

Amie Sayles, TV20 on October 21, 2016 at 12:21 PM

It’s October which for Northeast Ohio signals the commencement of the month long celebration of Italian-American culture, history, heritage, and contribution. Cleveland’s rich diversity lays a firm foundation for such an event, which is why it has been a ten year keeping.

Mayor Frank G. Jackson at the tenth annual Italian-American Heritage Event

 

“The City of Cleveland’s diversity is one of our greatest assets.” -Mayor Frank G. Jackson

 

This year’s ceremony was held in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall. The event was attended by Mayor Frank G. Jackson and Councilman Matt Zone (Ward 15) who serve as the Honorary Co-Chairs of the Italian American Heritage Committee.

Four individuals/families were honored: Mario C. Ciano (business), Joseph J. and Marie Brescia Frank (Lifetime Achievement), the Di Fiore Family (entrepreneurs), and Frank F. Fiorilli (Individual), contributors who have rich backgrounds in advocacy, armed forces, entrepreneurship and volunteering.

All photos are provided courtesy of the City of Cleveland

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