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Breaking GroundMocina Coffee

Cleveland’s newest coffee company introduces farm-to-cup coffee beans

Pablo Lopez and Farris Khouri just completed their college degrees last year, but they're already making waves in the business world with Ohio’s first farm-to-cup coffee company, Mocina Coffee.

Feature StoryAlex Sheen, the brainchild behind because I said I would,

In the age of accountability, this Clevelander has just the message we need

Alex Sheen is many things, but "boring" is not one of them. In the last six years, the Lakewood resident has walked across the state of Ohio in 10 days; learned to bake apple pie; personally delivered Disneyland tickets to 100 children with cancer; and driven overnight to bring disaster relief supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims. Why? Simply because he said he would.

Feature StoryDr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at Cory United Methodist Church in Cleveland May 14th, 1963

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grantees to honor Martin Luther King Jr.'s impact in CLE and beyond

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is known by all for his work in the Civil Rights movement in the 1950s and 1960s through nonviolence and civil disobedience. Many people in Cleveland, however, may not be aware of how often King came through Cleveland in the 1960s—and the lasting influence he had on the city. From civil rights and Christianity to politics and school sit-ins, King was a well-known presence in Cleveland.

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YWCA distributing free signs for the Women's March

Starting today, YWCA Greater Cleveland will distribute posters to those participating in the 2019 Women’s March taking place this Saturday, January 19, in Public Square. Signs are available for pick up at the YWCA administrative offices (4019 Prospect Avenue) before 7:00 p.m. today, Thursday and Friday, as well as from 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday.

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FreshWater editor to teach 12-week Artist's Way course at The Green House starting in February

Often, when I talk to people I meet in Cleveland about The Artist's Way, they haven't heard of it, but they're intrigued and want to learn more. That's why I'm so excited to once again offer "CLE-ative Groove," a dedicated 12-week course based on Julia Cameron's best-selling book here this winter.

Street Level(i)Cleveland students volunteering on the Red Line Greenway

Cleveland Leadership Center set to debut new program, Campus Cleveland

From enhancing tourism to developing the tech sector, efforts abound all over Cleveland to attract and then retain talent to our fair city. Yet one population has remained somewhat off the radar: college students already attending school in Cleveland. With estimates placing this population at 130,000 young people across northeast Ohio, what might it look like if a higher percentage of them stayed in Cleveland after commencement?

Breaking GroundKensington Pub

Lee Road’s Kensington Pub finally on the brink of opening

Jeff King believes in doing things right the first time. That philosophy may have put him and his business partner, Brad Poe, more than a year behind schedule in opening the new Kensington Pub (2260 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights), but King says they are finally ready to open.

Breaking GroundChurch + State

Church and State unite for a new community-oriented residential project in Ohio City

Ground has already been broken on the $60 million mixed-use development Church + State by the collaborative development team of Hemingway Development, GRAMMAR Properties, and Brent Zimmerman, but the group will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday, January 24, to kick off the newest addition to the Hingetown neighborhood.

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Who's Hiring in CLE: Beck Center, Tremont Farmers Market, Cleveland Foundation, Towards Employment

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 Beck Center, Tremont Farmers Market, Providence House, Towards Employment, Lubrizol, and Meijer. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.

Feature StoryThe Athlon at the Cleveland Athletic Club Building

The Cleveland Athletic Club building has found second life as the Athlon

After nearly 12 years of vacancy, the former Cleveland Athletic Club (CAC) at 1118 Euclid Ave. will soon come alive again as the Athlon at the Cleveland Athletic Club Building. The building will feature 163 luxury apartments, offices, and commercial retail space—all paying homage to a facility loved by Clevelanders since the CAC first opened its doors in 1911, then abruptly closed in 2007.

Breaking GroundScott Robertson of Stems Fleur floral and gift boutique in Cleveland Hts.

Cleveland's newest "it" florist has set up shop in Cleveland Heights

For Scott Robertson, every flower he uses in his creations is a work of art reflecting his own personal spin on design. “I think what we do here is really floral art, because we don’t just throw things in a vase,” he says of his new Stems Fleur floral and gift boutique in Cleveland Heights. “We mix traditional and really clean, modern looks, and people are starting to recognize our work.”  

Street LevelBen Turshen

Ben Turshen is bringing his unique brand of meditation to Cleveland

If Ben Turshen had his way, meditation would be just as vital to your daily routine as brushing your teeth. Like him, you’d settle in for multiple daily sessions to ease anxiety and feel more relaxed. And, now thanks to Turshen, it’s easier to learn how to follow in his Zen footsteps. After successfully founding Ben Turshen Meditation studio in New York City, he recently moved to Cleveland—bringing his practice with him.

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YWCA distributing free signs for the Women's March

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