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Feature Story Freshly Rooted SEEDS Women’s Initiative

This dynamic councilwoman is amplifying the voices and visions of Ward 14 residents

If someone had told a teenage Jasmin Santana that she would one day be the first Latina elected to Cleveland City Council, she probably wouldn’t have believed it.

Street Level Masrah Cleveland Al-Arabis Dream of Home workshop production 2018

Let there be BorderLight: New theatre festival is drawing performers from around the globe

From the Dublin Theatre Festival in Ireland to the Humana Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, Dale Heinen and Jeffrey Pence have had no shortage of inspiration in planning the debut BorderLight Festival—which they hope will add Cleveland to the list of “second cities” that have become perennial theatre festival destinations.

Feature Story Burke Lakefront Airport

'What if Burke vanished into thin air?' Panel invites us to imagine possibilities

On Tuesday, July 30th, the Green Ribbon Coalition will host a panel discussion at Merwin's Wharf to imagine alternatives to Burke Lakefront Airport, including a new waterfront park.

Breaking Ground Literary Lots

Literary Lots turns vacant lot in Slavic Village into robot-themed playground

Kauser Razvi says she became motivated to create a literary lot based on the children's book The Wild Robot after the 2016 election. “It’s about identifying, bullying, isolation, and belonging,” she explains. "It's about having value in your own space."

Breaking Ground 25-acres of landfill in Old Brooklyn to be used for a proposed park

From landfill to greenspace: Plans for Old Brooklyn park move forward

Four years after the Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC) acquired the former Henninger Landfill on Pearl Road in Old Brooklyn, plans are moving ahead to convert the land into a 25-acre connector park that will link to Ohio & Erie Canalway Towpath Trail, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and Brookside Reservation.

Feature Story Leigh Bongiorno working in her studio

5 up-and-coming artists to watch in Cleveland

From a dynamic duo bringing back Glenville to a Sudanese designer working on a welcome center for Irishtown Bend, these artists are changing the city's creative landscape.

Feature Story Quincy Park

Portrait of a neighborhood: Fairfax is ready to enter its long-awaited renaissance era

For the last two decades, Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood has been master planning for a renaissance—and now its golden age is in sight. With an ideal location on the $331 million Opportunity Corridor and an array of developments and initiatives coming to fruition, the area is preparing to round the bend on a four-pronged Strategic Investment Plan that began in 2008.

Feature Story Inland Seas, the Suttons Bay, Michigan schooner launched in 1994

Slideshow: Cleveland Tall Ships Festival blows back into town

FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski was on hand to enjoy the festival and capture some of the fun. In this slideshow, he offers a visual tour.

Breaking Ground Voodoo Brewery Cleveland

Voodoo Brewery to bring its magic to Lee Road

Meadville, PA-based Voodoo Brewery is slated to open its first tap house outside of Pennsylvania and its eighth location overall later this year.

Street Level Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Interactive Garage

Play on, players: The Rock Hall's new Garage exhibit attracts MLB All-Stars and would-be rock stars

Since its opening on July 1, the Rock Hall's new Garage exhibit has attracted MLB all-stars like Mike Trout and Francisco Lindor, along with members of Blue Oyster Cult and the Alice Cooper Band. But the interactive Garage exhibit isn’t just for celebrities. It’s for everyone—and that’s kind of the point.

Feature Story Café con Leche YLN weekly social on hot button topics

The long-standing Hispanic social clubs of La Villa Hispana are finding new form for the future

Hispanic social clubs are deeply rooted in La Villa Hispana's past. A new generation of young leaders is ensuring their future.

Street Level Never Ever Give Up CLE

Clevelander Allison Meyer showcases Northeast Ohio’s resilient population

Fifty years after the Cuyahoga River caught fire, Case Western Reserve University School of Law Student Allison Meyer is demonstrating how Clevelanders continue to persist no matter the struggles they encounter.

Feature Story Summer Sprout Program

Summer Sprout takes urban gardeners from rookies to green thumbs

Replacing urban vacant lots with green spaces provides countless benefits for local neighborhoods, but one of the most rewarding parts of the city's gardening program is seeing beginning gardeners transform into leaders.

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Red Hot Summer HeatMap

Let us be your GPS for finding epic adventures and fun times, Cleveland-style. Find out what's on tap with our second annual Red Hot Summer HeatMap of fun local festivals and events, produced in tandem with Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
 
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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 ...