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Breaking GroundBrooklyn Landfill Solar Project

A Cuyahoga County landfill will soon house one of Ohio's most innovative solar arrays

A portion of a 75-acre capped landfill site in Brooklyn will soon be home to one of Ohio’s largest solar arrays that could save Cuyahoga County as much as $3 million in utility bills over 25 years. Construction begins this week on placing 35,530 solar panels—each one about the size of the American Flag—on 17 acres of the landfill. 

Street LevelCleveland Tree Coalition

A Clevelander's field guide to hugging a tree this Arbor Day

Anyone who’s heard of the Cleveland Tree Plan knows the city has big things in store when it comes to greening our urban spaces—namely increasing the tree canopy from 19 percent to 30 percent by 2040. Mayor Jackson announced the goal last year on Arbor Day, and efforts continue as we approach Arbor Day 2018. Looking for ways to help Cleveland get from Point A to Point Tree? Here are four ways to help reforest The Forest City.

Street LevelLilly Handmade Chocolate

It's goodbye Tremont, hello Old Brooklyn for Lilly Handmade Chocolates

After a decade in their space on Starkweather Avenue, Joshua and Amanda Montague—the husband-wife team behind Lilly Handmade Chocolates—will be closing up shop in their Tremont confectionery and cocktail bar on May 25. In July, the couple will reopen in a cozy space at 2032 W. Schaaf Rd. in the South Hills sector of Cleveland’s Old Brooklyn neighborhood.

Breaking GroundHitchcock Center for Women

Hitchcock Center shines the light at the end of the tunnel for women in recovery

At 25, Sara tried cocaine for the first time. “That was just the drug for me, and it was never enough,” she recalls. “It was very expensive, and I was spending all our money on drugs.” But thanks to Hitchcock Center for Women—the only treatment house in Cuyahoga County specifically focused on women and the only residential recovery center that allows women to bring their children with them during their stays—Sara is now nearly two years sober.

Feature StoryFish at Ohio and Erie Canal

Cleveland Metroparks declares 2018 "Time to Explore"

From climbing the Fort Hill stairs to golfing at Manakiki to hiking Sulphur Springs, Cleveland Metroparks has compiled a Top 10 summer activity list that would make David Letterman proud. It’s all part of the new Metroparks campaign “Time to Explore,” a three-year effort designed to reflect its core pillars of recreation, conservation, and education—and shine a spotlight on the diversity of activities available throughout the Emerald Necklace.

Breaking GroundPinecrest

A big, sweet life is taking shape at Pinecrest

The Pinecrest site at I-271 and Harvard Road is buzzing with activity as construction workers keep moving—even through yesterday’s snow and frigid wind—toward the rolling opening of the $230 million mixed-use development on 58 acres in Orange Village. New additions include Silverspot Cinema, Graeter's Ice Cream, and Sweeties Big Fun, a surprise joint venture between Big Fun toy store and B.A. Sweetie Candy Company.

Street LevelWest of Venus

Cudell vintage shop West of Venus ready for an out-of-this-world reopening

A recent Co.Design story called mid-century modern décor the “pumpkin spice latte” of the design world for its universal appeal and healthy dose of nostalgia. And at Cleveland’s West of Venus, co-founders Barb and Mike Radocaj and their daughter Allie Mattis are serving up a venti-sized serving of MCM flair.

Street LevelFree Stamp

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

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

BuzzCurrent conditions of the four miles of  Lake Erie shoreline scheduled for improvement

Shore thing: Show your #LakeErieLove by entering the Tour the Shore contest

It may take 80 days to go around the world, but lovers of Lake Erie can get all the greatness of our Great Lake in just seven days and seven nights. Enter the second annual Tour the Shore contest, which squires the lucky winner around seven destinations along the Lake Erie shoreline—providing overnight accommodations, tickets to historic attractions, and reservations for local fine dining.

Feature StoryJohn Lodge, left, and Mike Pinder,  members of the Moody Blues

Rock on! Best backstage moments at the 2018 Rock Hall inductions

Cleveland rocks, and rarely moreso than it did this weekend at the 33rd annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions. A sold-out crowd of 6,000 people gathered at Public Auditorium to fete 2018 honorees Bon Jovi, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Nina Simone, Moody Blues, Dire Straits, and The Cars, and the show didn't disappoint. Get a sneak peek of the night's highlights from our perch in the press room as we round up the best backstage moments.

Breaking GroundInner City Hues

Inner City Hues set to brighten Buckeye with community-driven public art

This Tuesday, April 17, LAND studio will kick off Inner City Hues, a public art project in Cleveland’s Buckeye-Shaker and Mt. Pleasant neighborhoods designed to unite the community and bring some vibrancy into forgotten parts of the city. The project will pair four established artists with "blank canvases" on existing surfaces, buildings, vacant walls, and abandoned properties—with the goal of enlivening the neighborhood’s commercial district.

Feature StoryCritical Mass

Is Euclid quietly becoming the city's next biking hotspot?

For many people, the question “Where do you see yourself in five years?” can be a real brainteaser. But Bike Euclid president Kath Sonnhalter knows exactly what she wants—especially as it pertains to creating a safer and more inviting environment for local biking enthusiasts.  

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