South Franklin Circle Home Styles – Part 3

Posted on: September 15th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

In this monthly series, you’ll meet South Franklin Circle residents who will offer you an intimate look inside their homes. Whether it’s a cottage, attached garden home, apartment or townhome – see how each resident adapted the space to their own taste and lifestyle. Judy Beck loves watching the world go by as she sits […]

Resident Appreciates Complimentary Real Estate and Moving Services

Posted on: September 9th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Peggy Brooks had lived in her Orange Village home for 43 years. She was excited to move to South Franklin Circle, but putting her house on the market seemed a daunting task, not to mention embarking on a move. “What did I know about finding a realtor?” asks Peggy. Luckily, Peggy found advocates in two […]

Radius Restaurant Delivers Fine Dining for Residents and Visitors Alike

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

The Plain Dealer and recently reviewed Radius Restaurant, South Franklin Circle’s fine dining restaurant, which is open to the public. Here is an excerpt of the review: It’s a shame Brillat-Savarin died 226 years ago. The erudite French lawyer and essayist, who at age 71 wrote the classic and still-delightful celebration of dining, “The […]

Judson Manor’s Executive Chef Brian Rosander Competes at the Cleveland Garlic Festival this Weekend

Posted on: September 3rd, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Music and food have a lot in common for Brian Rosander, new executive chef at Judson Manor. “Both involve creativity and passion and make you vulnerable in a good way,” he says. In addition to his culinary skills, Chef Rosander is a singer and guitarist with a local rock band. He began cooking seasonally while […]

Playhouse Square’s Gina Vernaci Kicks Off the 2014-15 South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series

Posted on: August 29th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

The South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series kicks off its sixth consecutive season of stimulating lectures on Wednesday, September 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Gina Vernaci, senior vice president of theater operations for downtown Cleveland’s Playhouse Square. Ms. Vernaci will present “There is Nothing like a Dame,” a preview of the theater district’s 2014-15 KeyBank Broadway […]

From Russia with Love — Adventure Series Part 3

Posted on: August 27th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

This is the third post in the South Franklin Circle Adventure Series highlighting how independent living residents are making the most of this next chapter of their lives. Residents John and Cathy Lewis recently embarked on a riverboat tour through historic sites in Russia.   This past June, we were fortunate enough to join an Oberlin College Alumni tour entitled “Waterways […]

University Circle is Home to More than Just Institutions

Posted on: August 19th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

This article originally appeared in Crain’s Cleveland Business, authored by Timothy Magaw. For lack of a better phrase, life’s come full circle — in the Circle — for Allen Ford. He was born in 1928 at University Hospitals, and today, the 86-year-old retired Standard Oil exec resides at Judson Manor, a senior housing community in […]

Judson Offers Real Estate Services for New Residents

Posted on: August 15th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Moving can be a challenging endeavor. Especially when we’re moving from the larger family home we’ve known for 30 years or more to a retirement community. Putting together the pieces of the moving plan, especially the sale of the family home, can be daunting. But having an advocate whose sole purpose is to execute that […]

Harvesting Season for Residents at South Franklin Circle

Posted on: August 12th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

Dick Hartz is proud to show off the tomatoes he’s been growing in South Franklin Circle’s resident-organized community garden. He does a taste test. “They’re sweet this year. I’m not sure why,” he says with a shrug. “It’s OK with me. Sliced and lightly salted, they make a great meal.” Dick is one of about […]

Moving Made Easy, Even Beautiful!

Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Rob Lucarelli

There’s good reason why moving is one of life’s great stresses, no matter what age you are during transition. Especially for those who have enjoyed years—perhaps decades—in the same house, the thought of “editing” one’s belongings, packing, relocating and then re-establishing a home in a new space can be overwhelming. Judson’s moving and follow-up services […]