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Feature StoryDave's Market & Eatery

Three generations later, Dave's Supermarket is still feeding the needs of Cleveland

On the surface, a Cleveland-area supermarket naming their aisles after local streets is a smile-inducing novelty. But this isn’t your run-of-the-mill supermarket. This is the newly opened Dave's Market & Eatery on E. 61st St. and Chester Ave. in Midtown—an ambitious venture that simultaneously honors a storied past, addresses the current needs of the community, and lays the groundwork for a vibrant future.

Street LevelPlogging

Cleveland has a litter problem. Can plogging be the solution?

Heads up, Merriam-Webster: there’s a new word on the block. It’s called “plogging,” and it’s happening right here in Collinwood.

Breaking GroundCreatively Stocked, a resource for stock photography of people of color doing everyday activities

This Clevelander is changing the game for how people of color are portrayed in media

Auden & Company's Janae Bryson is changing the media game by starting a stock photography business aimed at promoting positive images of people of color.

BuzzMOCA Cleveland Kohl Monumental Stair

It's Design + Build Month at Freshwater! Find out what's on our radar.

As part of our editorial calendar for FreshWater, we select a different theme to highlight each month in line with our 15 focus areas (which range from social change to technology). For March, we're turning our lens on Design + Build—find out what's on the FreshWater team's radar right now.

Breaking GroundStocked Pop collection that people can mix and match whatever flavors they prefer

The sweet life: Business is starting to "pop" for Daisy Cakes

It was Amy Mucha’s love for koalas that drew her into the baking business. Knowing that Mucha is obsessed with the animal, her mother-in-law bought her a book on how to make cake pops for Christmas in 2011—simply based on the fact the book had instructions on how to make koala cake pops.

Feature StorySuperman House

The 8 most interesting houses in Cleveland, second edition

In a city with architecture as unique as the people who call it home, we decided it was time to take another look at some of Cleveland’s most unique houses. From a pre-Civil war homestead to an ultra-modern villa, all eight of these local homes have a captivating story to tell.

Feature StoryWomen in History

Baroque music, pioneers in history & modern drama: CAC partners go big to celebrate women in March

March is Women’s History Month—a time to celebrate the achievements and contributions of women through the years. Many Cuyahoga Arts and Culture (CAC) partners are taking the month to heart with meaningful projects that spotlight iconic women through drama, music, and historical recreations. Find out how Women in History, Dobama Theatre, and Burning River Baroque are making Women's History Month 2019 one to remember.

Street LevelLauren R. Welch and Enlightened Solutions co-founders Chinenye Nkemere and Bethany Studenic

How two Clevelanders are tackling workplace inequity and bullying with The Scarlet Letters Project

Bullying doesn’t stop at school—workplace bullying is on the rise, with more than 60 million U.S. workers affected. Yet the U.S. is the only industrialized Western nation not to have laws against abusive workplace conduct. In light of that reality, Lauren Welch and Bethany Studenic are making it their mission to combat toxic workplace culture with The Scarlet Letters Project.

Breaking GroundOhio City Farm’s workers from The Refugee Empowerment Agricultural Program

Ohio City Farm is thinking Spring with CSA enrollment and new offerings

The growing season at Ohio City Farm is just over two months away, and this week, farmers with Refugee Response are starting to plant the seeds for the ninth year on the six-acre farm—offering up the harvests to more than 20 local restaurants and members of the farm’s CSA program.

BuzzThe Cuyahoga County event will be held on April 30.

Civics Essential Game Hour: 16 libraries host fun, fact-filled evenings with trivia and prizes

If you love Jeopardy and want to test your knowledge about local and national laws, join your neighbors at a participating library for an hour of friendly competition.

Breaking GroundSquad Fiftyone Pet Medical Transportation

Three years and 800 rides later, Squad FiftyOne is Cleveland's go-to transport for pet emergencies

Yalanda Medina is a rescue woman—a rescuer of pets in need. In 2016, she started her pet emergency medical response company Squad FiftyOne on Cleveland’s east side—one of only a few such companies in the country.

Breaking Groundwho's hiring

Who's Hiring in CLE: Morgan Conservatory, Kamm's Corners Dev Corp, Youth Job Fair, FreshWater CLE...

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 FreshWater, Morgan Conservatory, Kamm's Corners Dev Corp, Famicos Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Cleveland Restoration Society, and more. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.

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Cleveland's collection of world-class arts institutions would be a boon for a city of any size. For nearly a century the Cleveland Museum of Art has served as one of the finest galleries in all the land, recently made all the better thanks to a just-completed $350-million transformation. Rubbing ...

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During the day, downtown Cleveland functions as the governmental, commercial and legal nucleus of Cuyahoga County. Daily, tens of thousands of people commute here to work at law firms, banks, insurance companies and in municipal offices. At the end of the day, many of those people get in cars or hop ...