The Sam Laud freighter passing under the Columbus Rd lift bridge <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Live Readings of Award Winning Literature by 12 Literary Arts at Loganberry Books in Larchmere <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Storm over Edgewater <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Cleveland State University <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Design by artist SAM3 being painted on Cleveland Water's surge tank off the west end Shoreway <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span>

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Who's Hiring in CLE: Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Grants Plus, ICA-Art Conservation, Smucker's....

Welcome to the latest edition of FreshWater Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply. This installment includes jobs from Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Grants Plus, ICA - Art Conservation, United Church of Christ, Smucker's, and Sherwin-Williams. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.  

Feature StoryBalance & Brews

It's no stretch to say that Cleveland's yoga scene is thriving. Just ask these three studios.

With dozens of yoga studios throughout the Cleveland area, it's not hard to find your flow. Just ask Dawn Rivers of Daybreak Yoga, Melissa Klimo Major of Balance & Brews, and Anjua Maximo of GrooveRyde—all of whom own successful yoga businesses that are truly hitting their stride with new locations and ventures.

Breaking GroundMichael’s Genuine Food & Drink

Chef Michael Schwartz switches restaurant concepts at Van Aken District

As shops and restaurants continue to open their doors at the new Van Aken District, James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz has announced that he will open his Miami-based Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in the space originally planned for his Genuine Pizza chain at 3427 Tuttle Road in Shaker Heights.

Street LevelWendy Diamond

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day brings its message of empowerment to The Land

Chagrin Falls native Wendy Diamond is used to changing lives. Thanks to her advocacy work as the founder of Animal Fair Media, Diamond has helped to boost pet adoption nationwide—literally saving the lives of shelter dogs and cats. But after a trip to Honduras in 2013, she turned her attention to helping human lives by launching Women's Entrepreneurship Day, which will make its Cleveland debut on November 12.

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Thoroughly modern media: Modern CLE makes its debut spotlighting Northeast Ohio women

Fifty “strong, stylish and successful women of Northeast Ohio” gathered inside the Heyday Collective (a sprawling lofted sanctuary of self-care nestled above Forest City Shuffleboard) on Sunday, November 4, to toast the launch of Modern CLE—the new digital magazine created by award-winning journalist Jillian Kramer.

Breaking GroundThe Shoreline

Lakefront living options continue to grow with the expansion of The Shoreline

Most Clevelanders have driven past the former Quay 55 building thousands of times while zooming up and down the Shoreway. But what many locals may not know is that the building is now known as The Shoreline Apartments—designed to offer resort-style living right on the shores of Lake Erie, according to new owner John Carney.

Breaking GroundRain Barrell Painters-Wilson School Adam Nunnari, teacher

Miracle on Sowinski Avenue: St. Casimir Church becomes the first local church to go green

One may not normally think of a 127-year-old church as a leader in green infrastructure practices, but St. Casimir Church—based in Cleveland's St. Clair-Superior neighborhood—has set an example as the first Cleveland Catholic Diocese church to begin installing a green infrastructure on its campus.  

BuzzMovers and Shakers Panel

"Movers and Shakers" panel to be held at Goldhorn Brewery this Thursday, November 8

Networking, nosh, and great beer? Yes, please! Join FreshWater editor Jen Jones Donatelli, TJ Carrie of the Cleveland Browns, Vicki Kotris of CLE Cookie Dough Co., Tony Sias of Karamu House, Greg Carlin of Play: CLE, and Danielle Rini Uva of Agnes Studio for a "Movers & Shakers" panel at Goldhorn Brewery this Thursday, November 8.

Street LevelFree Stamp

Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for November 2018

Fresh Water's monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up the freshest free events in Cleveland.

BuzzOld Brooklyn South Hills neighborhood

VIDEO: Why I Chose Old Brooklyn

As FreshWater wraps up its inaugural On the Ground reporting series in Old Brooklyn, we're also excited to debut our first-ever video—produced in tandem with Cleveland.com. Videographer John Pana did a fantastic job weaving together three different vignettes to paint a vibrant picture of Old Brooklyn's appeal, featuring a local family, the owners of 2020 W. Schaaf Gallery (Danielle and Michael Gutierrez), and Alysha Ellis of Freshly Rooted

Feature StoryLeft to right: Vern Recker, Lou Goodwin, Connie Ewazen (seated), Jill Riegelmayer-Kolodny

Meet the real-deal, long-time Old Brooklyn residents, whose stories matter more than ever.

Right now, members of the Historical Society of Old Brooklyn are busily preparing for the organization’s annual “Potluck Show-n-Tell” event in November—when local history buffs will get the chance to show off their favorite collectibles from the neighborhood. (In the past, totems have ranged from depression glass to a Mabel Footes opera cape to a Dr. Otto’s business sign to turn-of-the-century pharmacy prescriptions.)

Feature StoryOpening night of Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle exhibition at MOCA

Inside MOCA's compelling new Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle exhibition

At the heart of Alexis Rockman: The Great Lakes Cycle—currently on exhibition at MOCA—are five mural-sized paintings unlikely to be forgotten any time soon. It’s the past, present, and future makeup of the Great Lakes on which the exhibition focuses: invasive species; mastodon bones left over from the lakes’ inception about 14,000 years ago; a genetically modified cow grossly mutilated; and byproducts from the agriculture industry feeding tributaries that will birth toxic algal blooms.

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Read the latest in our dedicated 10-week community reporting series on Cleveland's largest neighborhood, Old Brooklyn.

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