Michael Loderstedt artwork at Worthington Yards <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> The Sam Laud freighter passing under the Columbus Rd lift bridge <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Live Readings of Award Winning Literature by 12 Literary Arts at Loganberry Books in Larchmere <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Storm over Edgewater <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Cleveland State University <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span>


Feature StoryLee Harrill, lead producer and Dee Jay Doc Harrill, founder and director of Refresh Collective

Fresh Lab brings the funk to Detroit Shoreway

Refresh Collective has long been hanging out at the intersection of cool, creativity, and community, but now it has an actual brick-and-mortar storefront to call all its own.

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Common Ground momentum continues as community projects take flight

Lauren Calig was inspired when she attended the "Facing History Together" Common Ground conversation in June, geared at restoring trust and civility in public discourse. But it didn't stop there—Calig, Laurel School's director of multicultural curriculum, decided to institute a series of ongoing lunchtime Common Ground conversations for middle and upper school students at Laurel. 


Got a game-changing idea for improving CLE? Don't miss the Accelerate pitch deadline.

Got a great idea for improving Northeast Ohio? It's not too late to apply for the fifth installment of Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, a civic pitch competition slated for February 27, 2019 at the Global Center for Health Innovation.

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Civics Essential: Specialty courts provide treatment and services instead of jail time

Civics Essential is an initiative to raise the civics knowledge of Ohio adults. Read the story first, then take the quiz.

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Bike Cleveland has geared up for a big November

It's easy to assume that with fewer bicyclists on the roads Bike Cleveland might slow down when the temperature drops. In fact, the cycling advocacy group is in the midst of a busy month with its 2018 Strategic Summit and Cranksgiving Cleveland events.

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After revisiting Cleveland’s past, DeMarco’s new book highlights the Cleveland that's still standing

Plain Dealer arts and entertainment reporter Laura DeMarco was so pleased with the reactions to her book Lost Cleveland­—a chronological look at beloved city landmarks and institutions that no longer exist—that she decided to write a second book on Cleveland’s living landmarks.

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In tribute to Nikki Delamotte: Journalist, connector, friend, and inspiration

Perhaps fittingly, I was at the Cleveland.com offices yesterday morning when I learned that arts and culture reporter Nikki Delamotte’s life had tragically been cut short. Though she and I had only worked together for a short time, the news knocked the wind out of me—I had admired her writing long before meeting her personally, and my respect for her only grew during a short but satisfying collaboration working together to promote FreshWater’s recent On the Ground series.

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TRG Multimedia’s new, larger space will create one of the largest multimedia studios in the Midwest

It takes a lot of room to pull off projects like a 14-story mural and an entire marketing campaign, ­not to mention countless video, digital, and computer-generated imagery (CGI) projects—so the growing TRG Multimedia recently leased 75,000 square feet on the former American Greetings campus in Brooklyn.  

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Who's Hiring in CLE: Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Grants Plus, ICA-Art Conservation, Smucker's....

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 Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Grants Plus, ICA - Art Conservation, United Church of Christ, Smucker's, and Sherwin-Williams. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.  

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It's no stretch to say that Cleveland's yoga scene is thriving. Just ask these three studios.

With dozens of yoga studios throughout the Cleveland area, it's not hard to find your flow. Just ask Dawn Rivers of Daybreak Yoga, Melissa Klimo Major of Balance & Brews, and Anjua Maximo of GrooveRyde—all of whom own successful yoga businesses that are truly hitting their stride with new locations and ventures.

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Thoroughly modern media: Modern CLE makes its debut spotlighting Northeast Ohio women

Fifty “strong, stylish and successful women of Northeast Ohio” gathered inside the Heyday Collective (a sprawling lofted sanctuary of self-care nestled above Forest City Shuffleboard) on Sunday, November 4, to toast the launch of Modern CLE—the new digital magazine created by award-winning journalist Jillian Kramer.

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Chef Michael Schwartz switches restaurant concepts at Van Aken District

As shops and restaurants continue to open their doors at the new Van Aken District, James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Schwartz has announced that he will open his Miami-based Michael's Genuine Food & Drink in the space originally planned for his Genuine Pizza chain at 3427 Tuttle Road in Shaker Heights.

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Read the latest in our dedicated 10-week community reporting series on Cleveland's largest neighborhood, Old Brooklyn.

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Cleveland's collection of world-class arts institutions would be a boon for a city of any size. For nearly a century the Cleveland Museum of Art has served as one of the finest galleries in all the land, recently made all the better thanks to a just-completed $350-million transformation. Rubbing ...

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