The Prohibition Era was the bloodiest period in Cleveland History.  Try to keep track of the mob hits as rival gangs brutally battle to control the city’s rackets.  Many of the mob leaders didn’t survive the period, a few lived to a ripe old age, and some became respected icons in the community and beyond.

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Bloody Corner and Beyond:  

Cleveland’s Prohibition Era Mob Bosses

Growing Up Cleveland:

Barnaby, Captain Penny & Ghoulardi

Book Dennis for your community center, senior center, public library, local historical society, church group or club in the Cleveland, Akron, Lorain and Lake County areas.

Lost Cleveland Memories® Trivia Party

Follow Alan Freed on his journey to Cleveland and beyond as Rock and Roll is being born. Dance at the Moond​og Coronation Ball!  Program includes audio clips from nine early Rock and Roll favorites.

The King of the Moondoggers:  

Alan Freed and the Birth of Rock and Roll

Baby boomers raised in Cleveland grew up with a variety of unique children’s television hosts – including the lovable Barnaby, the affable Captain Penny and the outrageous Ghoulardi. Relive the days of early television and along the way, have fun with some children’s television trivia.

Have fun with Cleveland history!

Danny Greene and John Nardi tried to muscle in on the Cleveland Mob’s operations. The result was a bloody mob war that left Cleveland with the moniker “Bomb City USA!”

Lost Cleveland Memories®

For over ten years retired executive, local historian, wit and master storyteller Dennis R. Sutcliffe has been rekindling forgotten Cleveland memories. 


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Cleveland Trivia questions covering twentieth century people, places and events ranging from the teens thru the 1970’s

All of the proceeds of Dennis’ s Lost Cleveland programs will be used to fund the work of the A-T Children’s Project.

Dennis and his wife, Mary, have five beautiful grandchildren. Two of their grandsons (Dylan and Sean) have been diagnosed with ataxia-telangiectasia, more commonly known as A-T.

A-T is an extremely rare, genetic disease. A-T causes progressive loss of muscle control, immune system problems and a high rate of cancer.  Sean is already a cancer survivor. He was treated for B-cell lymphoma when he was 2 years old.

Because A-T is so rare, it gets little attention and even less funding. The A-T Children’s Project ( was started to raise funds for research and life improving therapies for children with A-T.