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Heights Arts Holiday Preview

Made in CLE: Six ways to shop local this holiday season

If your idea of the perfect gift is a locally made one, Cleveland doesn't disappoint. From a Black Friday event at 78th Street Studios to a CIA student art sale, these six shows offer the best of locally made products and art.

Inside "This is Hunger' rig.

Nationally touring 'This is Hunger' illuminates a quiet crisis

'This is Hunger," an interactive community engagement program housed in a big rig that's touring nationwide, will stop in Beachwood next month.

Ruth Dennis puzzle

First person: piecing together a singular Cleveland story

Two mysterious jigsaw puzzles led Fresh Water editor Erin O'Brien down a curious path that ultimately concluded right back in the 216.

Bon Appetit Grille & Whiskey Bar

Speakeasy: uncovering Cleveland's hidden bars

Secret staircases, sexy cocktails and the bartenders who shake them up are some of the things Fresh Water readers will find behind the doors of these five under-the-radar watering holes.

Viktor Schreckengost working on O’Neill in the studio.

CLE classic: Viktor Schreckengost combined form, function and beauty

A sculptor, ceramicist, industrial designer and Cleveland Institute of Art professor, Viktor Schreckengost's legacy continues to live out loud throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond.

human trafficking

First person: Inside the local fight against human trafficking

Fresh Water contributor Christopher Johnston steps inside Cleveland's human trafficking scene to uncover some dark realities — and the people and organizations battling them.


Chef Eric Rogers

Local Chef fires up brand, gives back to communities

From Cajun-Creole eats to fresh juices, chef entrepreneur Eric Rogers is taking his "Fix" brand to the next level and beyond while keeping it all in the 216.

Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging

Northeast Ohio agencies prepare for booming 'silver tsunami'

As some 76 million baby boomers retire, they are stirring a “silver tsunami” across the country, testing public and nonprofit agencies as well as the housing market. Fresh Water checks in to see how Northeast Ohio is preparing for the trend.

Western Reserve Land Conservancy land conservation work around the region

Quiet Land Conservancy tackles blight, spreads green throughout Northern Ohio

From the reclamation of the Henninger Landfill to saving a Russell Township farm, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy fosters thriving urban centers, green space and more by preserving some 5,000 acres annually.  

Seth Chwast

Artist finds his voice in art, builds an international reputation

With a new show at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Heights artist Seth Chwast further establishes himself in the local art scene. That he was diagnosed with autism when he was a toddler only underscores his achievements.

This is Cleveland

How big is Cleveland's heart?

In this special op-ed for Fresh Water, Brandon Chrostowski, founder of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, gives Clevelanders powerful and sobering reminders on the heels of the city's remarkable summer of 2016.  

Lara Mielcarek directing inmates at Cleveland's Northeast Reintegration Center

Artist Rehabilitation Coalition leverages the Bard to inspire inmates

Cleveland actor Lara Mielcarek's fledgling coalition is bringing Shakespeare – and a new dimension of life – to area inmates.  

Close up of one of the album cover guitars

Lackey Guitars puts a new spin on vintage boxes, vinyl art

From vintage Springsteen covers to old cigar boxes, David Lackey reanimates objects by transforming them into handcrafted one-of-a-kind guitars.

The BottleHouse Brewery

A perfect slice of Cleveland: Cedar-Lee

Fresh Water contributor Nikki Delamotte offers up a perfect slice of Cleveland with an insider's tour of the Cedar-Lee neighborhood.
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