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Feature StoryDick Clough, Executive Board Chair of Green Ribbon Coalition and Bob Gardin, the Green Ribbon's Land Bridge Project Director

Six big, bold ideas that could change Cleveland as we know it

While many Clevelanders are familiar with the big-name construction projects intended to transform the face of the city, a series of bold concepts from dedicated Northeast Ohio visionaries are also aiming to put Cleveland on the forefront—from innovation to design to technology. Though some of these ventures are still in the hypothetical stage, all share an audacious vision of what Cleveland's future can hold. See our six picks for the big, bold ideas poised to change the Land as we know it.

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A design lover's inside look at the newly renovated Agora Theatre & Ballroom

The newly renovated Agora is ready to rock. On Monday, July 23, the 1913 building complex at 5000 Euclid Ave.—best known since 1986 as the Agora Theatre & Ballroom—officially opens to the public. With more than $3 million in improvements and renovations made in the past year, Agora owner AEG Presents has brought the Cleveland Agora into the 21st Century while restoring the building to the original glory of the 1913 Metropolitan Theatre opera house, the emergence of pioneering rock-and-roll radio, and the debuts of countless rock performers.

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New HeART of Cleveland book tracks the pulse of the local art scene

With the kickoff of the FRONT Triennial last week, Cleveland has become an insta-darling of the international art world. So what better time to debut The HeART of Cleveland, a coffee table book containing over 100 colorful examples of the diverse array of artists who hail from and/or have resided here?

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Breakwater Bluffs poised to become CLE's newest lakefront living hotspot

When Knez Homes broke ground last spring on the first phase of Breakwater Bluffs (high-end townhomes on the shores of Lake Erie at W. 58th Street and Breakwater Boulevard), the Gordon Square Arts District was just coming into the spotlight as one of Cleveland’s hot new redeveloped neighborhoods. A little more than a year after construction began, Breakwater Bluffs completed phase one about two months ago—featuring five traditional homes (known as The Bluffs) and nine townhomes (known as Skyline).

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Who's Hiring in CLE: Cleveland Restoration Society, Towards Employment, Twist Creative, MidTown...

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 MidTown Cleveland, Grants Plus, Arrow International, Twist Creative, Towards Employment, and Cleveland Restoration Society. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.

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Could electric school buses make the grade in Northeast Ohio?

In the thick of summer, school buses may be the last thing on many families’ minds, but for sustainability-minded school officials, it’s a different story. Electric school buses—battery-powered, zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs)—are now operating in multiple test markets across the country, including several in cold-weather regions. And in the near future, these familiar-looking but innovative machines could be humming around the streets of Cleveland.

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CIA's new Great Lakes Research exhibition puts the region's art culture FRONT and center

Certain images may come to mind when considering the art culture in different parts of the United States—the East and West Coasts, or the Desert Southwest. But what stands out about artistic culture in the Great Lakes region? That's exactly what Michelle Grabner set out to explore when she launched a yearlong tour of artists’ studios around the Great Lakes last year, investigating the heart of the Rust Belt and its influence on the art created in major cities.

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

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

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Five things you don't know about ... Blossom Music Center

Home to the Cleveland Orchestra, this gorgeous outdoor concert venue is turning 50 years old in 2018. Blossom has housed hundreds of classical music concerts over the years with world-renowned musicians, in addition to pop and rock artists including Fleetwood Mac, Pentatonix, and the Beach Boys...but you already know this. Here are five things you don’t know about Blossom Music Center.

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