Kari Russell-Pool's Grace --  The Cleveland Institute of Art's Alumni Exhibition <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> Industrial Cleveland <span class='image-credits'>Bob Perkoski</span> 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>


Breaking GroundDream Creative Complex

Living the 'Dream': CLE's newest coworking spot empowers creatives to pursue multimedia projects

Like any good entrepreneur, Larry Bonton knows he must explore the concept a bit further when an idea hits. Earlier this year, he joined forces with six other creative entrepreneurs and associates to found Dream Creative Complex (DCC)—geared at helping other creative types fulfill their goals through community, collaboration, and connection.

Breaking Groundwho's hiring

Who's Hiring in CLE: Hello CLE, Walter Haverfield, Helen Keller Intl, Detroit Shoreway, 7Signal....

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 Hello CLE, Walter Haverfield, Helen Keller International, Detroit Shoreway, 7Signal, and United Church of Christ. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.

Feature StoryArtist Lisa Clague

CIA's ThinkCraft: Fresh Takes crafts a new appreciation for modern makers

If the word “craft” brings to mind Pinterest projects or hot glue guns, you’re not alone. “For people who don’t know that much about the art world, they have a notion of Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, or going to outdoor craft fairs,” says Jessica Calderwood, a 2001 Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) alumna. Enter “ThinkCraft: Fresh Takes," an exhibition running at CIA's Reinberger Gallery through next Friday, December 14 that aims to broaden that perspective.

Feature StoryIngenuity at the Hamilton Collaborative

What 78th Street Studios did for art in CLE, Hamilton Collaborative is doing for innovation

If you haven't tuned into the Hamilton Collaborative yet, it's time to find out what's "happening at the Ham."

Breaking GroundStay Dog  Daycare

A dog’s life: CLE's first 24/7 doggie day care caters to both dogs and humans’ schedules

Like many folks in Northeast Ohio, Sara Scheuer and Amy Forrester do not work a typical nine-to-five workday. Scheuer is a paramedic and firefighter, while Forrester worked as a second shift supervisor in manufacturing for 15 years. The two women found they struggled with what to do with their dogs—Scheuer’s beloved dog Kirby, and Forrester with her dogs Donny Bag O’Donuts and Murray Fletcher­—while working off hours.

Street LevelPlay Grounds - Heather Mariano

One year in, Play Grounds has found its perfect blend of family, caffeine, and fun

Step into Lakewood-based Play Grounds, and you’ll see all the trappings of a neighborhood coffee shop—tasty pastries, cozy sitting areas and tables, and whirring machines ready to whip up a hot cuppa Phoenix Coffee upon request. But explore a little further, and you’ll come across “The Fort,” a kid-friendly haven replete with play kitchen, dollhouse, train table, and plenty of other things to keep pint-sized sidekicks occupied for a while.

Street LevelRobert Kowalewski and Jill Zeszut in the roles of Jim and Della

This University Circle theatre company is the only one of its kind in the U.S.

When Mark and Bill Corcoran laid eyes on an elegant ballroom stage in their new senior living community at Judson Manor, Bill got a glimpse of the retired couple’s "second act"—bringing professional theatre to University Circle.

Breaking GroundEDWINS Butcher Shop

Making the cut: EDWINS butcher shop almost ready to make its debut in Buckeye

Ever since Brandon Chrostowski opened EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute on Shaker Square in 2013, he has had his eye on bigger things for both his graduates and the Buckeye neighborhood. On Thursday, Dec. 13, Chrostowski will take a second big step forward in that vision when he opens EDWINS Butcher Shop at 13024 Buckeye Road, just steps from the $1.3 million EDWINS Second Change Life Skills Center campus he opened in 2016.

Street LevelFree Stamp

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

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

Feature StorySeeds of Literacy

2 out of 3 Clevelanders are functionally illiterate. So what are we doing about it?

At 60 years old, Rose has big dreams, but knows the first step towards any of her myriad goals is to get her GED. One of 22 siblings, she dropped out of high school many moons ago when she became pregnant. Raising four boys has understandably dominated the entirety of her life to date, but this summer, on a routine walk to the store in her Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, she looked in the window of Seeds of Literacy and spotted site coordinator Kara Krawiec. “I could see her bouncing around, and I knew I had to go in to see what was going on in here,” recalls Rose. “I’ve been coming four times a week ever since.”

Feature StoryNaach Di Cleveland

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture names 29 new grant recipients in its 2019 lineup

Let there be art! Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC) announced on Monday, November 13, that it will invest $12,077,556 in 282 Cuyahoga County nonprofit organizations through its general operating support and project support grant programs in 2019. Of those grants, 29 organizations are first-time CAC grant recipients; for many of them, 2019 marks the first year they even applied. Meet four of CAC's first-time grantees and learn about the colorful work they're doing in Cleveland.

Feature StoryPRCLE

PRE4CLE and Cuyahoga County are on a mission to make Universal Pre-K truly universal in Cleveland

Now that PRE4CLE is well on its way to the goal of helping more local preschool sites achieve high Step Up to Quality ratings—with a 110 percent increase since July 2016—the focus is on increasing funding to expand Cuyahoga County's Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) model to more of those high-quality programs.

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