As Memorial Day weekend and the summer planting season approach, the FreshWater staff took a look at Cleveland’s history of community gardening to support the country’s war efforts and help with food insecurity.
Cleveland Masterworks: The Flat Iron Cafe was established in 1910 on the east bank of the Flats, serving as a hotel and bar for hungry and tired workers and sailors. Today, 113 years later, the bar is still a Flats favorite.
Neighborhood advocacy group Clean and Beautiful Cleveland Block2Block is on a mission to clean up Cleveland neighborhoods, one street at a time. On June 3, the group will be in Mount Pleasant, picking up litter and planting flowers. Volunteers are needed!
When pilots are heading into Cleveland, they know they're close when they hit GPS waypoints on their radar listing LBRON, TRYBE, or ROCKIN. Grant Segall explores what these clever five-letter waypoints stand for, and some other interesting handles elsewhere in Ohio and around the country.
Cleveland Masterworks: In 1919 Worcester Warner and Ambrose Swasey built an observatory on a hill in East Cleveland, intending to use it for their own interests. In 1920, the partners in Warner & Swasey Company decided to gift the land and the observatory to Case School of Applied Science. For 60 years the facility was used for groundbreaking astronomical research before the city's light pollution forced it to close. Today, the observatory sits abandoned, decayed, and vandalized—a ghost of its former glory.
The Cleveland Restoration Society and the Cleveland Browns will unveil the seventh Cleveland Civil Right Trail marker, honoring Muhammad Ali, who refused to accept the Vietnam draft based on religious beliefs, and the athletes and supporters who stood with him at the Ali Summit.
Early this summer the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will open its new Bear Hollow, an $8.5 million 18,600 square foot facility. Designed by Van Auken Akins and WDM Architects, the habitat will house two adult Andean bears and two adult sloth bears.
A group of Coventry residents and artists wants to turn Harvey Pekar Park on Coventry into an outdoor living room to encourage socializing and increase foot traffic to local businesses. The group is raising money through the ioby and Cuyahoga Arts & Cuyahoga Arts & Culture match program.
Cleveland Museum of Natural History has helped unlock DNA for sequencing and genomics knowledge for Balto, the sled dog who in a blizzard helped deliver lifesaving medicine during an outbreak of diphtheria .
Cleveland Masterworks: Cleveland architect Frank Seymour Barnum designed the 1903 Caxton Building for a group of successful entrepreneurs who wanted to accommodate the needs of printers and artists. With its Romanesque design with great architectural detail, reinforced concrete floors, large windows, and its signature water tower perched on the roof, the Caxton continues to be a small business haven to this day.
Ralph Horner and his friends hatched a plan to prank the police who sat in their patrol car on East 55th Street and Superior Avenue every night around 7 p.m. The result produced the kind of joy that only teenage boys can feel.
After a three-year hiatus, Parade the Circle is about to return. The huge workshop tent is going up and people are welcome to come create their costumes, take a workshop, or help the contractors and artists.
Our #CLEative Groove series features Q&A profiles on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Our next installment is with Deantè Young, a Wickliffe resident who is making waves on the publishing scene and helping Clevelanders elevate their writing projects.