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American experience: Chronic nomad tours country, stops in the CLE today for a 'piece of our city'

California native Daniel Seddiqui has made a career out of touring the United States to soak in the culture of various cities, meet new people, and learn regional crafts and trades. Today, he makes his third visit to Cleveland on this "Piece of Your City" tour.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Clark-Fulton neighborhood

FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.

Feature Story MAGNET Launch Event - Make it Better: A Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio

One vision: MAGNET lays out blueprint for Northeast Ohio’s manufacturing future

Last week MAGNET announced the launch of “Make it Better: A Blueprint for Manufacturing in Northeast Ohio"—a vision to revitalize Northeast Ohio as a leader in high-tech smart manufacturing and creates thousands of new jobs.

Breaking Ground Cleveland Museum of Art Community Arts Center Grand Opening Event at the Pivot Center for Art Dance and Expression.

Art Museum expands its presence to Clark-Fulton neighborhood with Community Arts Center

The Cleveland Museum of Art is stretching its presence westward with the opening of its Community Arts Center in Clark-Fulton's burgeoning arts culture.

Breaking Ground Lake View Granite Works  - Joseph Carabelli 1892

Joseph Carabelli: Stonecutter, Little Italy legacy

Cleveland Masterworks: Joseph Carabelli settled in Little Italy as a stone cutter and quickly built his reputation on works like the Wade Memorial Chapel in Lake View Cemetery.

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River Rally: Canalway Partners to celebrate Cuyahoga River this weekend

Canalway Partners is celebrating the progress of the Cuyahoga River and the recreational lifestyle that clean water provides with the Cuyahoga River Rally this weekend. 

Breaking Ground Gordon Square Paddle Ball by Ben Haehn, Nathaniel Murray and David Spasic

Urban décor: Cleveland’s many sculptures reflect city’s history, humor, unity, and divisions

Cleveland's growing database of more than 500 sculptures represents periods of time gone by, our sense of humor, and sometimes even artists' strong statements.

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Neighborhood Pets set to double in size after COVID-19 unleashes need for affordable pet care

Slavic Village’s pet-friendliest spot is about to double in size—and not a moment too soon. 

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Summer kicks off today in Cleveland Heights with food trucks, music, family fun

Summer started in Cleveland Heights this week with a variety of seasonal events and programming. 

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Asian Lantern Festival to return to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The popular Asian Lantern Festival will be returning to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for its fourth run on July 14 with all-new experiences that include large scale lanterns, live performances, and Asian cuisine from local restaurants. 

Breaking Ground Betty Lee got her vaccine at ASIA, Inc.’s International Community Health Center in Akron earlier this year. She is the mother of Dr. Amy Lee, ASIA’s board president.

Asian Services in Action health center helps immigrants, refugees get vaccinated

While COVID-19 vaccination rates for Asian-Americans are relatively high in Ohio, many area Asian-American and Pacific Island (AAPI) refugees and immigrants have had to negotiate unique cultural and language barriers to get vaccinated. Asian Services in Action (ASIA) is helping residents overcome those barriers.

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A community affair: Details released for this weekend’s Juneteenth Freedom Fest

This Saturday, June 19  on Mall C downtown, all are invited to experience the family-friendly, citywide Juneteenth Freedom Fest. Get the details here.

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Four NEO SoJo stories take ‘Best Minority Issues Reporting’ award in SPJ Cincy competition

Four stories written in 2020 as part of the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative's focus on the coronavirus were recently honored at the Society of Professional Journalists Cincinnati Chapter’s 2021 Excellence in Journalism Contest.  

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Who’s Hiring in CLE: Lake Erie Ink, Cleveland Restoration Society, Malley’s, and more

Need a job? Check out 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.  

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on Ontario Street

FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.

Feature Story CHN Housing Partners

Permanent housing development planned for young people transitioning from homelessness

A partnership between Cuyahoga County’s Housing First initiative and A Place 4 Me will create a new $12 million 50-unit permanent supportive housing development for transition-aged youth ages 18 to 24 at risk for or experiencing homelessness.  

Feature Story Toast, the Gordon Square Arts District eatery, had restricted indoor and patio operations last summer, losing sales alongside rising case numbers in fall and winter.

Emotional rollercoaster: Area restauranteurs optimistic about the future, but more help is needed

Cleveland’s bars and restaurants spent the last 15 months scrambling to survive, and even if the recent lifting of health orders brings a surge of business, the region’s restauranteurs will still be seeking help—financial and otherwise—in the coming months.  

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Smooth sailing: Freedom Boat Club allows the joys of owning a boat, without the hassle

Freedom Boat Club offers a way to go boating on Lake Erie without the expenses or headaches of actually owning a boat. 

Breaking Ground Superior Viaduct, 1912

Superior Viaduct: Cleveland's first high-level bridge

Cleveland Masterworks: Excited newspaper reporters said the Superior Viaduct would last for 1,000 years when it was completed in 1878. But a major design flaw limited its life to only 40 years before the Detroit Superior bridge replaced it.

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Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for June 2021

The best things in life are free, indeed, and our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up all the free #CLE events that get our "stamp" of approval.

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