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Party in Grandma’s basement: Pop-up bar opens to celebrate the season

The Cleveland Christmas Club, a pop-up bar in the Cleveland Hostel, opens tonight to spread holiday cheer, encourage folks to support a good cause, and celebrate the season with snacks and cocktails in "grandma's basement."

Partner Content LatinUs Theater Company production of “Banos Publicos”

Staging a comeback: CAC Culture Heritage Grant winners elevate new voices

Cuyahoga Arts and Culture provided its newly-established Cultural Heritage Grants this year to 11 culturally-specific organizations to to support to new work and performances—both virtually and in person—at a time when a resurgence of COVID-19 cases is keeping audience capacity limited at some venues.

Breaking Ground Weddell House on corner of W. 6th and Superior .

James J. Husband, designed county courthouse before being chased from Cleveland in shame

Cleveland Masterworks: James J. Husband’s output in Cleveland was small—he designed just four known buildings. But as a native southerner living in Cleveland in the 1800s, he was quickly chased from town after controversial comments about President Lincoln's assassination.

Feature Story The collaboration assisted on last winter’s launch of Eat & Explore CLE, which encouraged residents to support locally-owned restaurants, shops and hospitality businesses.

Work group shines a bright light on the efforts of CDCs to meet regional economic development needs

An assembly of local Community Development Corporation directors—collectively named the Economic Development Working Group—is taking a joint approach in meeting the pressing regional needs of Cleveland neighborhoods to make the city a better place to live.

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Equity on Display: Urban League to highlight success stories in its empowerment efforts

The Urban League of Greater Cleveland will broadcast its Equity on Display program on empowering African Americans and minorities in business and entrepreneurship in Cleveland on WKYC tonight. 

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Tuned up: The music and magic of community orchestras

It’s a false perception that seeing the Cleveland Orchestra play at Severance Hall is only for the elite—but there is another way to attend a traditional orchestra performance with the dozens of local community orchestras.

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Shop (locally) ‘til you Drop: Show Cleveland some love this holiday season

Give back to CLE’s finest stores and artists this year by shopping locally. Here's a rundown of sources to find great local gifts—probably right in your own backyard.

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The urban landscape: A photo essay of Cleveland neighborhoods

The City of Cleveland celebrated its 225th birthday earlier this year, marking changes to the city skyline and the overall landscape. Managing photographer Bob Perkoski captures the art in Cleveland's urban scenery. 

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Light it up: LakewoodAlive to spread holiday cheer at 15th annual lighting event, seasonal festival

After going virtual last year, LakewoodAlive is bringing back Light Up Lakewood this week to celebrate the season with its annual street festival.

Buzz United Way of Greater Cleveland’s ambassador, Cleveland Browns’ All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett, hosted the Home for the Holidays community event in Downtown Cleveland.

Home for the Holidays: Browns All-Pro Myles Garrett helps United Way celebrate the season

Last week, Cleveland Browns’ All-Pro defensive end Myles Garrett and United Way of Greater Cleveland hosted the Home for the Holidays community event to celebrate the season and help kids stock up on school supplies and winter gear. 

Street Level Coco Miletti (left) and her assistant Jake Hallett (right) ply their trade.

Beyond shade and powder: These make-up lessons prove to be so much more for transgender clients

Makeup artist Coco Miletti and her assistant, Jake Hallett, have made it their mission to be as inclusive as possible—serving the LGBTQ+ community with their makeup and skincare business.

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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.

Feature Story Holden’s Tree Corps CMHA tree planting on Cleveland’s east side at the Friendly Inn Settlement on Kinsman Rd.

Reforestation run: Holden Forests & Gardens wraps up a busy season of planting trees

In February, Holden Forests & Gardens launched the People for Trees campaign with the goal of planting 15,000 trees by 2025 to save Northeast Ohio’s dwindling tree canopy. As planting season comes to a close, Holden is on the fast track to reaching that goal.

Breaking Ground Cleveland Municipal Stadium in1993

Cleveland Municipal Stadium: An iconic lakefront memory for Cleveland sports and music fans

Cleveland Masterworks: The thought of Cleveland Municipal Stadium often brings nostalgic smiles to Clevelanders' faces, conjuring up memories of bitterly frigid Browns games, rock concerts, and even Super Bowl and World Series wins. Take a step back in time and reminisce. 

Breaking Ground Who's Hiring

Who’s Hiring: Fairfax Renaissance CDC, CLE Restoration Society, Metroparks Zoo, ODOT

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.  

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The long haul survivors: WOVU to host event to celebrate and educate COVID-19 survivors

Burten, Bell Carr Development and WOVU 95.9 FM are spreading the word about the many COVID-19 survivors in Cleveland who are "Long Haulers" with an event on Nov. 27 to celebrate the survivors and offer COVID-19 resources and education.

Street Level Progressive Arts Alliance has become Arts Impact—bringing learning to life through art using arts integration, social and emotional learning, STEAM concepts, and arts enrichment to help students grasp a complete picture in their learning.

Making an impact: After 20 years Progressive Arts Alliance is now Arts Impact

For nearly 20 years, the organization known as Progressive Arts Alliance has been working with area students to integrate the arts into learning. As the organization begins its next 20 years with a new strategic plan, it has a new name: Arts Impact.

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Civic pitch: Applications open for eighth annual Accelerate Pitch competition

The judges at Cleveland Leadership Center's eighth annual Citizens Make Change civic pitch competition want to hear you ideas for improving Northeast Ohio. Application are now open!

Street Level Cleveland Public Theatre’s Y-Haven Theatre Project 2019: Father’s Watch

Staying sober: Y-Haven, CPT share stories of recovery and triumph in ‘12,000 Steps’

Cleveland Public Theatre and YMCA of Greater Cleveland’s Y-Haven will stage its original production of "12,000 Steps," a play about the road to recovery and the persistence and perseverance needed stay sober.

Breaking Ground The Opportunity Corridor construction looking west toward E55th Street near completion in November 2021

New prospects: Opportunity Corridor opens, officials mark start of final steps

The long-awaited Opportunity Corridor, connecting East 55th Street at I-490 to East 105th Street in University Circle, officially opened last Friday evening. 

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Wild Winter Lights: Metroparks Zoo to light up in a winter wonderland

The nights will light up at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo when Wild Winter Lights this week returns for the holiday season.

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