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'Tis the season: Holiday tree goes up today in Public Square

Let it snow, and let it glow and sparkle. That’s what the Downtown Cleveland Alliance (DCA) elves have in mind this week as they busily prepare Public Square for the holidays and the upcoming Winterfest on Saturday, Nov. 25.

Decorating is already in full swing, but will officially kick off today, Tuesday, Nov. 14, with the arrival of the holiday tree. The evergreen, donated by the Hlavin family, makes its debut on the north end of Public Square around 2:30 p.m.

Read more about the tree and Winterfest here.

Irishtown Bend project takes a step forward as Port, NOACA apply for grant to stabilize hillside

In another step forward on the Irishtown Bend project, The Port of Cleveland and NOACA applied for a federal $11.5 million Infrastructure For Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant earlier this month. The grant would install bulkheads and stabilize 1,400 linear feet of the hillside along Irishtown Bend and save maritime commerce along the Cuyahoga River from shutdown if the hill collapses.

Read more about the grant application and what it means for Irishtown Bend here.

House healers: East Cleveland couple saves and restores historic home back to its original shine

An East Cleveland couple is taking it upon themselves to preserve the rich history of the city’s Forest Hill neighborhood by restoring the famed homes, one house at a time. Their work on the house located at 16237 Forest Hills Blvd. recently earned them a Cleveland Heights Historic Preservation Award. Read about the meticulous renovation work done by Jamain and Kesha Owens here.

Volunteers team up to beautify neighborhood around 2100 Lakeside shelter

Ohio's largest homeless shelter just became more of a home. On Saturday, Nov. 4, more than 50 volunteers and organizers gathered at 2100 Lakeside—the men’s homeless shelter run by Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM)—to build a gazebo on land donated by the Cuyahoga Land Bank at 2138 Lakeside Ave. and clean up the surrounding neighborhood.

Read more about their efforts here.

Who's Hiring in CLE: Tri-C, LunchOwl, EDEN, Center for Community Solutions, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of Fresh Water Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply. This edition includes jobs from Lunch Owl, Center for Community Solutions, EDEN, Inc., Apollo's Fire, and more. Click here for the freshest opportunities fit to print.

25 years in, Cleveland's Ritz-Carlton shines in its new polishing

The Ritz-Carlton re-established itself as one of Cleveland’s most luxurious hotels last week with the near-completion of a 18-month total makeover.

“It’s like a jewel that you’ve had for a long time, and when you shine it, a diamond comes out,” says Ritz-Carlton general manager Yael Ron, who led last Friday's ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor Frank Jackson and other notables. “It’s super exciting.”

Read more about the extensive renovations here.

Roosters to go on the auction block today as last animals in St. Clair Superior Zodiac Project

First there were dogs. Then came pigs, rats, and even dragons. 2017 is the Year of the Rooster, according to the Chinese lunar zodiac, and it marks the last of St. Clair Superior Development Corporation’s (SCSDC) Year of the Zodiac Projects—a 12-year public art, cultural awareness, and fundraising campaign.

Find out how to get your hands on a rooster here.

Cleveland's oldest arts district is about to go 2.0 as the Superior Arts District

For decades, an eight-block section around Superior Avenue in the Campus District has served as one of Cleveland’s first live-work districts for artists and their studios. In just a few weeks, this area will become known as the Cleveland Superior Arts Business Improvement District, or for short, Superior Arts District.

“What this neighborhood has always had authentically is artists that are producing work,” says Bobbi Reichtell, Campus District executive director. “Between the Tower Press building, the ArtCraft Building, and a couple of smaller buildings, we probably have 90 to 100 artists’ studios or live-work spaces here.”

Proponents of the district have been working since February 2016 to establish the area from Payne Avenue to St. Clair Avenue (between E. 18th Street and E. 26th Street) as a Business Improvement District (BID). Advocates believe the BID will help continue the thriving artist culture, as well as create a cleaner, safer neighborhood for increased business and foot traffic—enabling the Superior Arts District to rise up to the level of other popular city arts centers like Gordon Square.


Through the stained glass: Cleveland Restoration Society's mission to restore historic churches

If a beautifully lit church has ever caught your eye while driving down I-71, you can thank Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS). Through its Sacred Landmarks Assistance Program, 19 of the city’s steeples and bell towers along the busy interstate freeway have been illuminated as part of its Steeple Lighting Program.

And that’s not all the organization is shining a light on: On Saturday, Nov. 4, CRS will celebrate Cleveland's hundreds of historic places of worship—and their ongoing renovation efforts—with its annual benefit, Shining a Light on Cleveland’s Sacred Landmarks


Who's Hiring in CLE: Stern Advertising, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Progressive Arts Alliance & more

Welcome to the latest edition of Fresh Water Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply. This edition includes jobs from Stern Advertising, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Baldwin Wallace University, Progressive Arts Alliance, Clothes Mentor, and more. Click here for the freshest opportunities fit to print.

Intergenerational Playscape brings folks of all ages together for innovative play

Oversized chess and checkers boards, a concrete ping-pong table, and a figure-eight walking track are just a few features of Cleveland's newest playland for kids—and kids at heart. As of this Thursday, Oct. 19, a group of people spanning multiple generations will have a new place to play, learn, and socialize when Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP) dedicates its Intergenerational Playscape and Garden on the front yard of St. Luke’s Pointe in the Buckeye-Shaker neighborhood.

The playscape is one of the final steps in the transformation of the historic St. Luke’s hospital building campus, which has truly become an intergenerational learning center. Read about the dedication ceremony here.


Multi-faceted: Océanne to bring sparkle and flair to Gordon Square

After a decade of creating one-of-a-kind jewelry in her Art Craft Building studio on Superior Avenue, Anne Harrill felt it was time to share her love of the craft on a more personal level.

So Harrill went in search of a space that could incorporate both her studio and a retail storefront. She found the perfect space in the former Trunk Collective space—800 square feet at 6515 Detroit Ave. in the heart of the Gordon Square Arts District. Find out when you can shop at Harrill's new store here.


Who's Hiring in CLE: Ideastream, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Beck Center for the Arts, and more

Welcome to the latest edition of Fresh Water Cleveland's “Who’s Hiring” series, where we feature growing companies with open positions, what they’re looking for, and how to apply. This edition includes jobs from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Ideastream, and more. Click here for all the opportunities fit to print.

New location, new exhibits: Children’s Museum will open November 6

More space, more outdoor areas, and more exhibits add up to an all-new wonderland for Cleveland's kiddos. After closing the doors to its University Circle location nearly two years ago, the Children’s Museum of Cleveland will re-open on Monday, Nov. 6 in its new location. Get the details on the new exhibits and amenities here.


Like a boss: Boss Dog to open after extensive overhaul of Lee Road spot

It’s been more than 18 months since brothers Josh and Jason Sweet bought the former Lemon Grass restaurant space at 2178 Lee Road in Cleveland Heights. But this month, Boss Dog Brewing Company will finally open the doors to its 10-barrel brewhouse and restaurant.

Find out all the details and exactly when Boss Dog's doors will open here.
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