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Feature Story Flower Child on Clifton Boulevard is full to the ceiling with the best Christmas kitsch.

Those who know: Diehard Clevelanders share tips on how to find those unique local gifts

We always have trouble finding the right presents to complete our holiday shopping list, so we asked some diehard Clevelanders to share their go-to gifts with us. Unsurprisingly, they all suggested locally made items.

Buzz Andrea Fields and Sanya Henley of Euclid Early Learning Village

VIDEO: Inside the new Early Learning Village in Euclid

Get an up-close look at the only preschool Fab Lab in the country, housed right here in Euclid at the new Early Learning Village.

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LISTEN --> FreshFaces Podcast: Jacquie Gillon of Black Environmental Leaders

Our latest episode of FreshFaces features environmental warrior Jacquie Gillon, who is tackling the dearth of diversity in the environmental field and helping the neighborhoods of Buckeye, Woodland Hills, and Mount Pleasant to become "clean and green."

Feature Story The Student Environmental Movement at CSU advocates for environmental stewardship on and off campus.

Saving the planet: Young leaders in Northeast Ohio’s climate movement

Young people worldwide are taking the lead on battling climate change, and Cleveland is no exception. A number of local students are raising awareness and planning events, including potentially two summits here in 2020.

Street Level Holiday Free Stamp

Free Stamp: Special holiday edition, free in the #CLE

This special edition of FreshWater Cleveland's  "Free Stamp" feature unwraps the freshest free holiday markets in Cleveland.

Street Level A quiet peacefulness of a sunrise on old Route 66.

Where the retro hits the road: Little Italy photographer David Schwartz gets his pix on Route 66

What started as a curious detour inspired by Depeche Mode's "Route 66" song turned into a longtime love affair with the iconic highway for photographer David Schwartz—and now we get to enjoy the end result with a new must-see exhibition.

Breaking Ground The utility box wrap titled “Happy Koi,” by Mitzi Lai, at East 33rd Street and Payne Avenue.

Colorful signs of life are popping up in Cleveland's AsiaTown

AsiaTown's new project manager, Karis Tzeng, is making a difference in the Cleveland neighborhood with a variety of projects, including new street signs proclaiming Stanley Eng Way.

Street Level Simon’s Supermarket in Euclid.

Through open dialogue, Simon’s Supermarket turns its Euclid shoppers into stakeholders

It’s not exactly common for grocery store owners to be on a first-name basis with their customers, but Simon Hussain isn’t just any store owner.

Breaking Ground The Lake Effects Pop-Up Holiday Bar returns in Cleveland.

It's beginning to look a lot like a holiday tradition, as pop-up bar returns to downtown Cleveland

Downtown Cleveland is developing a dazzling new holiday tradition with the Lake Effects Pop-Up Holiday Bar at the Kimpton Schofield Hotel.

Street Level Peter Brown of Six Shooter Coffee

Six Shooter Coffee pulls off a holiday miracle to reopen after a hit-and-run crash in Collinwood

Less than a week after a car crashed into his Collinwood coffee shop, Peter Brown reopened Six Shooter Coffee for Black Friday. Now he's taking on an even bigger challenge: moving down the street into a bigger space on Waterloo Road.

Breaking Ground now hiring

Who's Hiring in #CLE: Cleveland Clinic, Lincoln Electric, Sherwin-Williams

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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Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for December 2019

FreshWater Cleveland's monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up the freshest free events in Cleveland.

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FreshFaces podcast: Our brand-new podcast spotlights Cleveland's changemakers and trailblazers. Check out our first two episodes featuring Steph Buda of Kids of 216 and Tom Gill of Urban Community School, and don't miss future installments heading your way soon. Listen >>

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Cleveland's collection of world-class arts institutions would be a boon for a city of any size. For nearly a century the Cleveland Museum of Art has served as one of the finest galleries in all the land, recently made all the better thanks to a just-completed $350-million transformation. Rubbing ...

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During the day, downtown Cleveland functions as the governmental, commercial and legal nucleus of Cuyahoga County. Daily, tens of thousands of people commute here to work at law firms, banks, insurance companies and in municipal offices. At the end of the day, many of those people get in cars or hop ...