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Feature Story Cleveland Metroparks won the 2021 National Gold Medal “Best in Nation” Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management.

Bringing home the gold: Cleveland Metroparks honored as nation's top park system

This week the Cleveland Metroparks celebrated its recognition as the nation’s best park system when it was awarded the 2021 National Gold Medal “Best in Nation” Award for Excellence in Parks and Recreation Management at the National Recreation and Park Association conference.

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Starving artists: COVID-19 continues to impact arts and culture as we try to return to normal

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to devastate the creative community and they aren’t making up lost ground. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is doing its best to help its grant recipients regain their footing and adapt to new programming tactics.  

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Charles Heard and Simeon Porter, creators of a legacy with their design of the Old Stone Church

The partnership between Charles Wallace Heard and Simeon Porter only lasted a decade in the mid-1800s, but together they built a legacy with Public Square's Old Stone Church, among other notable buildings in Northeast Ohio.

Street Level There is something of comfort in living as we do in cycles—cycles of the year, cycles of the season, cycles of life and death.

Reflecting on the transition to autumn as summer comes to a close

As the days get shorter and the air becomes crisp and cool, Brittney Hooper reflects on the magical transition of summer into fall. 

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Brick by brick: Residents continue their quest to save deteriorating buildings on South Moreland

A group of residents in the Shaker Square and Buckeye neighborhoods are circulating a petition to save a deteriorating South Moreland property at 2962 Moreland Blvd.

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Huge mural in Buckeye celebrates, tells the story of African American history

Cleveland leaders and residents on Saturday gathered in Amos Norwood Mini-Park for the unveiling of artist Anna Arnold's six-foot-by-44-foot mural telling the history of African Americans.

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Go Green! Recycle your technology devices to save the gorillas on World Gorilla Day

This coming Friday, Sep. 24 is World Gorilla Day, so MCPc and the Metroparks Zoo are teaming up to encourage people to come to the zoo and drop off their unused electronics to save the gorillas.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Gordon Square

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.

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The combined challenges of COVID-19, respiratory virus season, and back-to-school

As respiratory season approaches and the COVID-19 Delta variant is causing increased cases, hospitalizations, and deaths, Cleveland Clinic experts are promoting vaccines and other preventative measures to keep healthy this fall.

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Charles Sumner Schneider: Known for Stan Hywet Hall, homes of the East Side wealthy

Cleveland Masterworks: With impeccable training, Charles Sumner Schneider made a name for himself in Northeast Ohio—designing homes for the wealthy, Shaker Heights schools and city hall, and—his crowning achievement—Stan Hywet Hall in Akron.

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Satanic Panic: Exhibit at the Buckland Museum takes a spooky look at pop culture

Just in time for the Halloween season, a new exhibit at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Majick explores the 80s pop culture obsession with the occult.

Breaking Ground Matthew 25 Collection sculpture “When I Was in Prison”

Matthew 25: Six public art sculptures depicting basic human rights to be installed around city

Community West Foundation and Bridge CLE today will dedicate the first of six public art installations in the Matthew 25 Collection with the sculpture “When I Was in Prison."

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EDWINS campus is expanding with additional housing in Buckeye

After continuously growing its footprint in the Buckeye neighborhood over the past eight years, EDWINS is expanding its campus again with a new 8,270-suare-foot living unit.

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A watchful eye: The Lone Sailor statue now stands watch over Lake Erie waters

The Lone Sailor statue took its place on Lake Erie's shores last week—paying tribute to the men and women in the U.S. Navy and bringing awareness to the upcoming USS Cleveland. 

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Central neighborhood residents react to 'surge' of support plans

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish and other local politicians caught an earful when they gathered at a shopping plaza in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood in mid-August to discuss ideas around the funding “surge” to address poverty and inequity.

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Meet the Cleveland nun who has been working on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS for decades

Sister Susan Zion—a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland—founded Ursuline Piazza, an organization in the Detroit Shoreway she founded to address gaps in service for the HIV-positive community. Read what has to say about the group's work.

Breaking Ground Armond Budish, county executive, speaks during a Cuyahoga County event meant to gather input on the “surge” in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood in mid-August.

Cuyahoga County partners with DigitalC to grow internet in Central as part of Budish surge

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced a major project last week to expand wireless internet access to approximately 70% of Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, and provide Internet equipment to 500 of 2,500 households.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Clark-Fulton

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.

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