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Remi at Welcome House

An extra helping hand for foster care children with extra-special needs

Most children who come into Cuyahoga County's foster care program have been traumatized to some degree. But for kids who are LGBTQ or have intellectual developmental disabilities and are victims of violence, the trauma can be even greater. These programs aim to help those young people with special circumstances thrive in foster care and life. 

Resident artist Hong Hong teaches the Conservatory's Summer 2017 interns techniques used in creating her signature large-scale paper pours

The art of papermaking is alive and well at Morgan Conservatory

As Midtown’s papermaking studio turns 10 years old, the Morgan Conservatory perseveres in its ancient art practice.

Tree planting in Cleveland

Reclaiming Cleveland's "Forest City" moniker at the root level

There's a whole campaign underway to bring the Forest City back to life. Here's the story of the foot soldiers in that effort—trees raised to green up our urban neighborhoods.

NewBridge Cleveland

NewBridge acts as scholarship springboard to Cleveland Institute of Art

The educational opportunities at NewBridge Cleveland have afforded one promising graphic design student a fast track to a full scholarship at Cleveland Institute of Art.

ArcelorMittal near Steelyard Commons

Urban Hike: to water's edge

Fresh Water managing editor Erin O'Brien bids readers farewell with a good long walk along an offbeat path.

Lake Link Trail Phase II

New Lake Link Trail segment unveils a wonderland in the Flats

The newest half-mile section of the complex path offers up history, industry and unique views of the city that will be new to most locals.

That's a Wrap: Cleveland's 48-Hour Film Project

The 35+ short films produced during Cleveland's installment of the 48-Hour Film Project are in the can. Get a sneak preview of what happened during the "Lights, Camera, Action"-packed weekend.

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Lakewood - photo Bob Perkoski

Lakewood

Often billed as The Heights of the West Side, Lakewood does share much in common with its inner-ring sibling to the east. A sprawling mix of residential and commercial activity, interspersed with serene green spaces and bordered by Lake Erie, Lakewood offers its residents pretty much everything. The story these days, however, is commercial development, which has completely transformed Detroit Avenue and is expected to do the same for Madison Avenue. The neighborhood’s assets include dining and nightlife, charming homes, quality education, safe neighborhoods, easy access to downtown, and an increasingly robust biking community.