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Toast of the town: Tech-savvy Saucy Brew Works takes home a "Toasty" award

A kitchen window, lined with handwritten paper order tickets, might be one of the first images that comes to mind when one is asked to visualize a restaurant, but—like virtually every other industry—the food service business is going increasingly paperless. Slim and agile touchscreen tablets have replaced clunky countertop computers as the point-of-service (POS) system of choice, and many are relying on technology for other aspects of service, from reservation management to food delivery.

Nowhere in Cleveland may this embrace of technology be more evident than Saucy Brew Works. The Ohio City brewery and pizzeria recently was one of three national "Toasty Award" winners named by Toast, the mobile, cloud-based POS system it uses to manage its day-to-day operations. Saucy Brew Works took home top honors in the "Masters of Technology" category.


This bewitching museum is hidden inside a Tremont record store

The Buckland Gallery of Witchcraft and Magick opened inside Tremont's A Separate Reality record store earlier this year, but it's remained one of the city's hidden gems—until recently.

"At first, we just had small vinyl lettering on the door; we were very quiet when we first opened," says co-director Jillian Slane. "A few weeks later, my husband painted the words 'Witch Museum' on the window. Now we've put a stand-up sign out on the street."

Word seems to be spreading, as patrons have traveled from as far as New York, Pennsylvania, and Missouri to view the storied collection—which has gone through numerous incarnations (and, likely, incantations) over the years. Learn more about the unique gallery here.

Artist uprising: Shaker Community Gallery debuts The Art of Dissent

From climate change to Charlottesville to immigration, no topic is off limits at the new Art of Dissent exhibit in Shaker Heights. Housed in the Shaker Community Gallery (inside the small rectory of Christ Episcopal Church) and curated by Leslye Arian, Art of Dissent features the work of four local artists concerned about the environment, human rights, and inequality.

Just breathe: School yoga program teaches Cleveland students the art of namaste

Now in its seventh year, Sonya Patel's non-profit company ZENWorks Yoga employs a network of teachers who offer free yoga classes in 20 Cleveland Municipal School District schools and one charter school. For the 2017-18 school year, ZENWorks will ramp up its efforts by working with more than 1,000 students each week from kindergarten through 12th grade.

Find out more about the need for namaste in Cleveland's schools here.

Face to Face: Ciara Scott

Cleveland native Ciara Scott looks to beat the odds as recipient of a Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio scholarship for overcoming adversity in her young life.

Read about Ciara's journey here. 

Cleveland goes dark for Monday's solar eclipse

From watch parties to funky phenomena, there are numerous ways Clevelanders can get ready for Monday's solar eclipse.

Read about it here

How a Lakewood neighborhood is showing solidarity in the wake of hate graffiti

Communities everywhere are reeling in the aftermath of Charlottesville—and Lakewood is no exception. Early yesterday morning, resident Joshua McLaughlin was taking a morning jog down Belle Avenue when he saw swastikas painted on a neighbor’s driveway. Incensed, he took a picture of the vandalism and did what any concerned community member would do. He contacted the city…and then he posted it to Facebook. What happened from there is an inspiring look at how communities can band together

Play: CLE set to become the country's largest indoor adventure park

A heady combination of fun, excitement, and fitness is the three-pronged concept of Play: CLE, an attraction opening this fall in a former boat storage facility on Chester Road in Avon.

Read about the forthcoming good times here

Five things you don't know about...the Cleveland Orchestra

The Cleveland Orchestra is one of the world's premier orchestras, a purveyor of symphonic delights that's first on the lips of many a Clevelander when asked what they love most about the city. Fresh Water is here to provide five quick hits about everyone's favorite classical ensemble.

Get your facts straight here

Could an $80 million tax credit bring more movies to Ohio?

Thanks to the $40 million Ohio Motion Picture Tax Incentive, productions like White Boy Rick (a feature film starring Matthew McConaughey) and "American Ninja Warrior" are just a few that have turned their lens on The Land this year—and in light of the State of Ohio’s recent renewal for the 2017-18 fiscal year, they’re likely to keep on coming. Funding will be used to attract large-scale media productions into the region, but local entities are also lobbying for an increased tax credit that would make Northeast Ohio an even more powerful magnet for Hollywood's creatives.

Read about it here

Business - not usual: Hubay LLC

In Scott Hubay's opinion, there are two kinds of attorneys—those that solve ongoing conflicts, and those that take a shovel to molehill-sized problems before they become a mountain. With a new practice offering legal counsel to political campaigns, Hubay is busy tamping down potentially harmful issues for his clients in real-time.
 
Hubay's Ohio City-based shop, Hubay LLC, provides Ohio's elected officials, candidates, issue campaigns and nonprofits with legal counsel, compliance services and campaign infrastructure development. 

Read about this unique law practice here.

Over The River: Live music, a bridal show, a festive summertime race...

Welcome to "Over The River," a monthly calendar of exciting activities taking place throughout the area. ?Our July listing includes lakeside tunes, a wedding design extravaganza and a cancer-fighting festival. 

Read all about it here.
 

New book tells Cleveland's story, one resident at a time

Cleveland's gleaming development projects garner enough ink to fill one of the new condos going up downtown. However, it's the people living in the neighborhoods surrounding these headline-grabbing ventures who are the subject of a new book released by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress.

Read about it here

Side dish: Fun and funky bakeries offer up sweet themes

Cleveland is home to confectionary pleasures of all sizes, shapes and flavors, meaning area bakery owners need to get creative in how they brand their businesses.

Check out Cleveland's fresh selection of uniquely themed bakeries here

Summertime workshops spark a hot mess of creativity

Summer is the season for vacations, relaxation and general fun in the sun, or so the brochure tells us. The hot months don't have to be spent just lazing about, however, because Cleveland is positively smoking with educational summertime programs, and Fresh Water is burning things up with this enticing workshop roundup, with everything from creating mysterious accordion books and building video games to snapping out flash fiction.

Get the whole list here
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