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The state of Cleveland print media: Local journalists ponder journalism in the next era

Anyone who set foot in the Beachland Ballroom last Saturday might have thought the rumors of print media's demise have been greatly exaggerated. At the sold-out Concert for Truth, more than 450 people gathered to show their support for local journalism and those who bring us the news every day. The event featured 11 local musicians who volunteered their time and talents to raise about $5,000 for the 24 Plain Dealer employees who are being laid off after March.

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This CLE-based dating app helps Trump supporters find Mr. or Ms. "Right"

Emily Moreno is on a mission: to “make America date again.” Last October, the 20something entrepreneur launched Donald Daters, a dating app designed to help Trump supporters connect romantically “without bias, judgment, or liberal intolerance.” In the four months since the app first launched, it has had 25,000 downloads.

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Red Space set to unveil $650,000 expansion to its warehouse and event space

When Hotcards CEO John Gadd moved his company to the former Futon Factory at 2400 Superior Ave.—and subsequently bought the building in 2015—he didn’t know what he wanted to do with the 22,000-square-foot warehouse. But soon after moving in, the idea of converting the warehouse into an upscale urban event center came to Gadd, and Red Space was born.

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Who's Hiring in CLE: FreshWater, Tech Corps, Evergreen Business Services, CWRU, Fairfax Renaissance

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 FreshWater, Tech Corps, Evergreen Business Services, CWRU, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation, LaunchHouse, Karamu House, North Coast Media, and more. Click here for the freshest job opportunities fit to print.

Breaking GroundRaffaele Di Lallo

Green thumb guidance: Cleveland's houseplant doctor is in at Ohio Tropics

Raffaele Di Lallo may work as a chemical engineer for a top specialty chemicals and coatings company, but his true passion is caring for tropical houseplants and sharing his knowledge. So, two years ago, the Clevelander starred Ohio Tropics—a daily blog focused on teaching readers how to grow and nurture their houseplants.

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Welcome to Collinwood: Signs of life springing forth on East 185th Street

For many Clevelanders, memories of bygone E. 185th St. conjure up visions of its epic annual street festival, movies at the La Salle, and bike rides down to the lake. Debra Drobnick is no exception. Born and raised in Euclid, Drobnick has fond recollections of growing up just one street away, so it's rather poetic that she's now a vital part of the street's renaissance as one of the forces behind uber-popular Irie Jamaican Kitchen.

Street LevelJohn Gonzalez of NEORSD

So *this* is the guy behind NEORSD's hilarious Twitter account

If mastering the art of social media were a poker game, John Gonzalez would have a royal “flush” in hand. As the Communications Manager for NEORSD, Gonzalez spends much of his day Tweeting about everything from not-so-flushable wipes to stormwater selfies to “halftime dumps” during the Super Bowl, aka “Sewer Bowl.” In the process, he’s helped make the NEORSD Twitter account a local celebrity of sorts.

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MetroHealth opens Bikur Cholim room for Jewish families at its Cleveland Heights hospital

It’s never easy when a loved one is hospitalized—often, the family caregivers forget to care for themselves. With more than 2,000 Orthodox Jewish families living in the Cleveland area—the majority of whom live in Cleveland Heights, University Heights, and the Green Road area of Beachwood—the tenets of their faith can make a hospital stay particularly hard. The new Bikur Cholim room at MetroHealth's Cleveland Heights campus is helping to make the experience easier for all. 

Breaking GroundJulia Gramenz and Abbey Markiewitz of Fetch & Co. boutique

Body-positive boutique Fetch & Co. combats bullying with the Peace Project

When Julia Gramenz and Abbey Markiewitz started Fetch & Co. boutique in October 2017 in Markiewitz’ basement with just a couple of clothing racks and a fitting room, they had one mission in mind: To offer unique clothing in a range of sizes that would fit every woman.

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Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for February 2019

Fresh Water's monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up the freshest free events in Cleveland. This month's installment includes events at Terrestrial Brewing Company, Asian Town Center, Visible Voice Books, and more. Give it a read here!

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Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways turns our reimagined river into a living work of art

Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River burned on, the yearlong Cuyahoga50 celebration kicks off with Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways—an exchange program of sorts for local and international artists, designed to inspire the world with all the ways Cleveland has revived and reimagined its river.

Breaking GroundJessica Oktober and Marleigh McVeigh, co-founders of the Cleveland Area Paranormal Society

Stranger things are afoot in Lakewood with opening of paranormal shop

Cleveland is a spooky place, and not just around Halloween. No one knows that better than Jessica Oktober and Marleigh McVeigh, co-founders of the Cleveland Area Paranormal Society (CAPS).Together the two lead a team of experts in serving up everything paranormal—from Haunted History Tours around Cleveland to cryptid crafts to tarot card and tea readings.

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