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Opportunity Corridor construction project specs altered, delaying reopening of I-490 until next fall

Changed to the Opportunity Corridor plans, made by ODOT for safety reasons, will delay the re-opening of I-490 until November of 2021. 

Feature Story Anybody who completes the #ShopSmallCrawl six challenges is eligible to win a gift basket with $100 worth of local goodies, such as snacks from Asia Plaza.

Saturday’s alright for shopping: CLE neighborhoods gear up for big impact on Small Business Saturday

Community Development Corporations around Cleveland are thinking outside of the box as they gear up for Small Business Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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How COVID-19 is changing the future of Cleveland’s office space in a remote working world

More Americans are working from home these days—with the trend expected to grow in the next year. Find out how Cleveland's downtown office landscape is changing and what the experts see happening in commercial real estate and coworking space as the home office takes the lead.

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PRE4CLE is building back stronger for children, families, and the economy

With the coronavirus pandemic impacting Cleveland’s childcare and early education system, PRE4CLE has recommendations for early learning centers to operate safely, stay open, and ensure Cleveland’s youngest students continue to get quality, affordable educations.

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Opioids and the pandemic: In the midst of isolation, there is hope

Although Ohio will likely have more overdose deaths this year than last, local courts and organizations are working to help people recover without penalty.

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LISTEN --> FreshFaces Podcast: Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana and Freshly Rooted's Alysha Ellis

Our FreshFaces podcast is back for season two! Episode Five features Ward 14 Councilwoman Jasmin Santana and Freshly Rooted's Alysha Ellis, who have teamed up to lead SEEDS, a transformational nine-month program for Cleveland's Latina community. 

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Grateful in a pandemic: celebrating an early Thanksgiving with COVID-19 hitting my family

With several family members battling COVID-19, Lisa Kay gets creative with making, serving, and delivering Thanksgiving dinner early.

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Local author to present virtual, in-person puppet show based on her bilingual children's book

Raquel M. Ortiz, anthropologist, storyteller, educator, artist, and children’s book author, is staging a musical puppet performance, “Sofi’s Magical Adventure,” based on her bilingual children’s picture book, as part of the celebration of the Puerto Rican Heritage Month in November.

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#PeopleofCLE: Mariely, advocate for those experiencing food insecurity

Northeast Ohio is changing. These are the people shaping its future. Our latest installment.

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I live here (now): from Congo to Cleveland, one musician’s quest to entertain the world

After moving to Cleveland in May, Manembo Manembo, AKA Real Mane TMP, has been living his dream of creating Afrobeats music, positivity, and inspiration, as well as sharing stories of his native Congo.

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Going with their Gut: HGTV's newest stars are from right here in Cleveland

The Wall Street Journal christened Cleveland a "house-flipping hotspot" this summer, but that wasn’t exactly news for Relief Properties' Darren and Kate Mancuso. As stars of the new HGTV show “Gut Job,” they’ve been in the local real estate game for more than a decade.

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Community creativity: Lake Erie Ink displays second group art project in Coventry window

More than 40 creative types of all ages submitted their works to adorn a vacant storefront window on Coventry for Lake Erie Ink's second Creative Community Challenge. 

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Code Name Hope: Cozad-Bates house takes its place in history with virtual opening

The historic 1853 Cozad-Bates House in University Circle, known to play a role in the Underground Railroad and anti-slavery causes, was unveiled this week as the Cozad-Bates House Interpretive Center—a place to learn abut Cleveland's role in getting former slaves to freedom.

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Cuyahoga County throws lifeline to region’s struggling arts organizations

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise and arts organizations struggle with closures and social distancing, the deadline draws near for arts and culture organizations to apply for the $4 million in CARES Act funding set aside by Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish. 

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Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Cleveland Documenters, SCSDO, Nestle, 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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Save the music: CLE’s independent music venues host memorabilia auction to stay alive

Cleveland’s music scene has gone silent during the pandemic. SaveCLEVenues Music Memorabilia and Fan Auction runs through Sunday with a chance to bid on some great music and entertainment items that will support the local venues we all love.

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