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Feature StoryPaul Meeker project that won the Neighborhood Enhancement Award at 4201 – 4207 Clinton Avenue - after restoration

Shiny and not-so-new: Celebration of Preservation honors CLE's shining stars in historic restoration

Cleveland has had its shares of ups and downs in the 223 years since Moses Cleaveland first set up shop, but many of the city’s homes and buildings have remained—largely due to those who have put forth tremendous efforts to preserve and restore the structures that form Cleveland’s unique history.

Feature StoryJohn K. Mott Youth Fund Distribution Committee (YFDC) student participants and agency partners come together for the student’s graduation from the program

How would 21 teens better Cleveland with $25,000? United Way gave them a chance to find out.

During a recent afternoon ceremony at the Halle Building, the mood was celebratory and inspiring as five local organizations received $5,000 grants in support of youth-geared initiatives. Even cooler? The benefactors are ambitious, civic-minded high school juniors and seniors who spent nine months serving on United Way of Greater Cleveland's John K. Mott Youth Fund Distribution Committee.

Feature StoryLas Villas Deli & Pastries

Portrait of a neighborhood: How cultural hub La Villa Hispana is evolving and embracing its future

On a recent Thursday in April, Jenice Contreras walked in front of 32 investors, architects, and community development corporation reps to announce some long-awaited news. “It’s a perfect storm,” she announced to the group at the Greater Cleveland Partnership offices downtown. “It took three decades. But we no longer need three decades to make it happen. All the right elements are now in place.”

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The progressive dinner party that turned into a calling card for Tremont

If the neighborhood of Tremont were a person, it would make one heck of a dinner party host. One month from today, the area will once again host its annual Tremont Trek on Saturday, June 15. Now 18 years running, the event features an exclusive whirlwind tour of six private homes, along with tastings provided by local restaurants at each stop.

Breaking GroundBunyaad rugs are made with lanolin rich wool and can easily be cleaned of dog hair, muddy paw prints and other messes

One World Shop to offer fair trade rugs that help Pakistani artisans

For 40 years, the nonprofit One World Shop has partnered with organizations around the globe to give artisans a chance to sell their creations­—at fair trade wages—to Northeast Ohio residents. This week, One World will take its fair trade mission to another level by showcasing more than 300 hand-knotted rugs made by Pakistani artisans at its Fair Trade Rug Event.

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A place at the Table: How the Open Table Model is opening doors for CLE's foster care youth

When Ebony Naylor received her cosmetology license two years ago, she figured she’d mark the achievement by herself. The eight women who had mentored her for a year had other ideas.

Street LevelFilming of The Last Summer

Greater Cleveland Film Commission wants to ensure Ohio's film incentive doesn't have its last act

Proposed cuts in the Ohio House budget means the curtain might fall on Cleveland’s thriving film scene. The Ohio Motion Picture Tax Credit, which gives filmmakers an incentive to bring movie production to Ohio, is on the chopping block to make space in the budget for income tax cuts. But Senate Bill 37 is also in the works, with a goal of raising the tax credit from $40 million to $100 million to pave the way for more growth in the local film industry. It’s a pivotal moment that has the Greater Cleveland Film Commission on edge.

Breaking GroundCleveland Asian Festival

Behind the scenes: AsiaTown goes all in to celebrate 10 years of the Cleveland Asian Festival

When Cleveland Asian Festival founders Lisa Wong, Johnny Wu, and Vi Huynh first started talking about celebrating Cleveland’s Asian community in 2010, they didn’t know what to expect. “Lisa threw out [the idea of] a big party,’” recalls Wayne Wong, the festival’s emcee and this year’s performance chair. “It wasn’t about any particular ethnicity—Chinese, Japanese, or Korean—but about the entire community and a celebration of Asian culture.”

Breaking Groundwho's hiring

Who's Hiring in CLE: Five Lakes Pro, NLDP, Refugee Response, Cleveland Foundation, FRDC....

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 Five Lakes Professional Services, Neighborhood Leadership Development Program, Refugee Response, Cleveland Foundation, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, and more. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.

Feature StoryBuoys with webcams deployed in Lake Erie to help monitor water and atmospheric conditions

Oh, buoy! Lake Erie's mission to become a "smart" lake just got a few more IQ points

Make no mistake—the buoy gently bobbing in the waves eight miles offshore in Lake Erie is not like the others.

Feature Story"Secrets" of League Park Revealed: A Members Only Event at the Baseball Heritage Museum

Baseball Heritage Museum hits home run with new exhibit and plans to expand

While little remains of the original League Park, it ranks among America's top neighborhood baseball parks, and the memories of the iconic Cleveland landmark are still vivid in many people’s minds. Now those memories are coming back to life with a brand-new scale model and revitalization efforts for the surrounding neighborhood of Hough.

Street LevelGoRock fuels the painted rock craze by tracking rocks on their journeys

Yet another reason Cleveland "rocks:" Clevelander Michele Gehrmann has created, a free website for people to track painted rocks in public.

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