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Lakewood

Lakewood - photo Bob Perkoski

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. 
 

Features

St. Michael the Archangel Church, Scranton Road

PHOTOS: 25 angels, fantastical beasts and stone-faced observers

Fresh Water invites readers to enjoy this unique round-up of neighbors that you've likely never met even though they've been around longer than the oldest Clevelander you know.

Pre-Kindergarten at Riverside School

Tethering Cleveland's charter and district schools to bring quality education to all

Cross-pollinating Cleveland's charter and CMSD schools by transferring educators between them - along with their experience and ideas - helps advance the Cleveland Plan's goal of ensuring quality education for all students.

Winter sledding in the Cleveland Metroparks

Metroparks' Emerald Necklace glitters with activity the year round

Whether the mild winter continues or Jack Frost breathes chilly air over us and lays a snowy blanket beneath us, the Cleveland Metroparks offers a host of activities for people of all ages and abilities throughout the winter months.  

The Cuyahoga

Metroparks, partners quietly exalt and nurture the fragile Cuyahoga

The Cuyahoga River's watershed extends south to Stark County. While the infamous fire of 1969 has faded, the river is still troubled, but efforts both natural and beautiful are underway to turn the tide.

One of the reading rooms at CPL

Seven wonders of the Cleveland Public Library

Marking its 90th birthday, the Cleveland Public Library consistently ranks as one of the top rated libraries in the nation as a place that is both innovative and inviting.
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Lakewood Founders

julie and shawn warren

julie and shawn warren

City: Lakewood
Meet Julie and Shawn Warren, founders of Erie Design, a family-owned and operated sign company in Lakewood.
jeff battershell

jeff battershell

City: Lakewood
Meet Jeff Battershell, founder of Keepin’ it Fresh, an embroidered product company that focuses on water conservation and the brewery industry.
carolyn klosowsky

carolyn klosowsky

City: Lakewood
Meet Carolyn Klosowsky, co-founder of Frugal Fortune, a Lakewood shop with two employees that sells fine vintage and antiques, quality pre-owned, and handmade items. 
jillian neimeister

jillian neimeister

City: Lakewood
Meet Jillian Neimeister, co-founder of Birdtown CrossFit in Lakewood.
joe pulizzi

joe pulizzi

City: Lakewood
Meet Joe Pulizzi, founder of the Content Marketing Institute.
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