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Spicing things up: Restauranteur Bebenroth is reinventing take out with Keep the Change Collective

After a dark year and making the decision to close Spice Kitchen + Bar, culinary innovator and restauranteur Ben Bebenroth has reinvented the takeout scene with Keep The Change Kitchen Collective.

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$3 million gift to the Cleveland Zoological Society will bring a refreshed, new look to the Zoo

Gift will add new public auditorium, guest services hub and renovate 57-year-old administration facility at Metroparks Zoo.

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First annual downtown Juneteenth Freedom Fest is scheduled for summer

plans are in the works for free community-driven Juneteenth celebration in downtown Cleveland this summer.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Playhouse Square

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.

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Connected: Red Line Greenway opens, linking a two-mile trail to downtown Cleveland

The Red Line Greenway, which has been in the works since the 1970s, officially opened yesterday—connecting a string of trails to downtown Cleveland.

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In the bag: Pope’s Kitchen launches new line of cocktail pouches this weekend

Food entrepreneur Clark Pope is launching a new line of cocktail pouches in three flavors this summer. 

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The Van Sweringen brothers: Developers of the Terminal Tower

Cleveland Masterworks: After designing the planned community of Shaker Heights, the Van Sweringen brothers move on to planning a new rail terminal—today known as the Terminal Tower.

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Ohio Civics Essential: upcoming virtual panels

This four-part virtual series will feature two panelists and a moderator, and cover themes like “How Your Government Works,” “How Your Courts Work,” and “Your Power as a Citizen.”

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Cleveland Heights looks for mural artists to celebrate its centennial

Cleveland Heights is looking to residents for mural submissions in celebration of its upcoming 100th birthday.

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Phone calls and fliers: Clevelanders go back to basics to fight vaccine hesitancy

Millions of Americans have already rolled up their sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine. Now comes the next phase—reaching people who are hesitant or face barriers accessing it. 

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Metroparks named as finalist in national parks and rec group's ‘best in nation’ Gold Medal

The Cleveland Metroparks is up for a gold medal award for excellence in a national parks and recreation competition.

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Unified voices: New alliance will unite NEO arts community in diversity, equity, and inclusion

When it launches in June, the Assembly for the Arts collaborative will work to bring funding, diversity, and equity to Cleveland arts endeavors.

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Cleaning up Cleveland: Organizations work together to rid neighborhood of illegal dumping

When St. Casimir Church volunteer John Niedzialek got fed up with the trash and dumping in the St. Clair Superior neighborhood, Court Community Service came to his aid—cleaning up the area.

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#PeopleofCLE: Terry, keeping restaurants clean, even in a pandemic

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

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Who's hiring in CLE: St. Clair Superior CDC, Metroparks Zoo, Il Venetian, Humble Design

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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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on West 25th Street

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.

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George B. Post and Francis Millet: An architect and an artist created timeless beauty

Cleveland Masterworks: Architect George B. Post and artist Francis D. Millet are responsible for some of Cleveland's most beautiful treasures crafted at the turn of the 20th Century. 

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Voices on the Vaccine: Science, history, and lived experience influence vaccine choices

In part three of this Voices on the Vaccine series, the Cleveland Documenters talked to more than 40 Clevelanders to hear their views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. What they learned offers a unique window into what influences this important decision.

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FunMill Films Fest keeps it reel with a down-to-earth festival in Euclid

FunMill Films Fest takes a hyper-local approach, celebrating and showcasing Midwest-made films, with its is second annual event this weekend.

Breaking Ground Bartleby restaurant-bar will be going into the space formerly occupied by Crop Bistro in Ohio City.

Bartleby supper club will embrace the indulgence of the 1920s with a modern take on giving back

Restauranteur Morgan Yagi says the Bartleby supper club will have a lounge atmosphere with plenty of soft seating, music, and a cozy environment when it opens later this year in the historic United Bank Building in Ohio City.

Breaking Ground Homeless Congress house meeting, the first participatory budgeting house meeting in Cleveland, on April 16th at the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless office

House party: Local activists want your ideas for best ways to spend Federal stimulus funds

Cleveland is receiving more than half a billion dollars as part of a federal stimulus package to combat the economic impact of the pandemic. How should that money be spent? Advocacy groups are highlighting community needs through participatory budgeting, where residential input is collected to inform governments on spending.

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Voices on the Vaccine: Why some Clevelanders are still on the fence about the vaccine

In part two of this Voices on the Vaccine series, the Cleveland Documenters talked to more than 40 Clevelanders to hear their views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. What they learned offers a unique window into what influences this important decision.

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Families face obstacles fighting lead poisoning during pandemic

It’s estimated that 80% of Cleveland’s older housing stock contains lead paint, making those homes potentially harmful to babies and children. But families face hurdles in both testing for lead in their homes and testing their children.

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Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awards more than $438K to eight organizations

The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awarded $438,298 to eight organizations and groups this week in the 13th cycle of biweekly grants.

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Photos: The 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland

The 2021 NFL Draft came to Cleveland this past weekend, and FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski captured some of the highlights in this photo essay.

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Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for May 2021

The best things in life are free, indeed, and our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up all the free #CLE events that get our "stamp" of approval.

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Rooms to Let shifts from vacant homes to vacant storefronts in upcoming temporary art event

After taking 2020 off because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rooms to Let: CLE returns to Slavic Village this summer stronger that ever—this time with vacant storefronts and a full-blown arts celebration .

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Voices on the Vaccine: Clevelanders share their reasons for getting their shots

In part one of this Voices on the Vaccine series, the Cleveland Documenters talked to more than 40 Clevelanders to hear their views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. What they learned offers a unique window into what influences this important decision.

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A legacy of a legend: Jesse Owens oak lives on through clones in Rockefeller Park

The legacy of Jesse Owens was continued last Friday when a clone of one of the oak trees given to Owens after the 1936 Olympics was planted at the Rockefeller Park Lagoon on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on East 9th Street

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.

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