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By your side: This doula is going virtual to support CLE moms-to-be during COVID-19

Giving birth during ordinary times can be a nerve-wracking experience. Giving birth during a global pandemic? Few words can describe, but it’s sure to disrupt even the most perfectly laid birth plans. That's where CLEBaby comes in.

Breaking Ground Picnic Hill Market Cafe

Picnic Hill closes during coronavirus but finds alternative ways to serve the community

Mere weeks after opening Picnic Hill Market Cafe in Shaker Heights, the owners are shifting gears due to the coronavirus.

Feature Story Online learning, a high-tech approach to higher education.

How online learning is going for Cleveland-area college students#COVID-19

College campuses have closed due to the coronavirus, replaced where possible by laptop learning, which comes with its own set of problems. We asked three FreshWater Cleveland contributors who are in college to give us their personal perspective on this new high-tech form of higher education.

Breaking Ground Who's Hiring

Who's Hiring in #CLE: Cleveland Clinic, Barklyn Heights, and Gottleib Organization

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.

Buzz Andrew McManus

#PeopleofCLE: Andrew, designing a life with his wife in Cleveland

"We kept in touch, and after that all finished, I decided not to stay in New Zealand. I just wanted to get back home."

Buzz Hunger Network’s Food Rescue program volunteers are eager to make rescues.

17 groups share $1.2M in new grants from coronavirus fund#COVID-19

A second round of weekly grants totaling $1.18 million for 17 Cleveland-area nonprofit groups was announced April 3 by the Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund coalition.

Feature Story Hamoody Jaafar’s documentary “Cleveland Cavaliers: Enter the Cavaliers.”

Four #CIFF44 filmmakers with Cleveland connections are ready for their closeup

As the Cleveland International Film Festival prepares the details for a streaming version of this year’s canceled event, we spoke with four filmmakers proud to have been chosen for #CIFF44.

Street Level Free Stamp

Free Stamp: All things indoors and free in the #CLE for April 2020Powered by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up the freshest free events in Cleveland. Due to the coronavirus crisis, we changed this to an all-indoors edition. This feature is powered by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Street Level Yellowcake Shop has set a goal of making 2,000 face masks for those in need.

Sewing masks, saving lives: Yellowcake's Valerie Mayen is up for the challenge of making 2,000 masks

Valerie Mayen is used to taking on challenges—after all, the Gordon Square resident has seen her fair share as a two-time “Project Runway” contestant. But Mayen is taking on her biggest challenge yet: producing 2,000 masks to help combat the COVID-19 crisis.

Breaking Ground The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will use its $300,000 grant to supply the food insecure—a group that includes children, families, seniors, and individuals with health challenges.

How donations are reaching Cleveland's most vulnerable during the coronavirus crisis#COVID-19

Four nonprofit groups will receive urgently needed donations to battle the health crisis, thanks to the Cleveland Foundation's Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund, which has raised $5.73 million in mere weeks.

Feature Story Coronavirus Shutdown - Scenes from a Silent City

Photo essay: Scenes From a Silent City#COVID-19

The streets of Cleveland are strangely quiet in midday during the coronavirus crisis, as seen in these eerie images.

Buzz Zygote Press

How Cleveland organizations are coping with coronavirus shutdowns#COVID-19

Events are being canceled or rescheduled left and right. Offices are closing, and people are working from home and sheltering in place. We caught up with five Cleveland organizations to see how the coronavirus crisis is affecting their efforts to serve the public.

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Sustainable Cleveland Projects: Cuyahoga County residents take part in many environmental projects. We've plotted the locations of 25 of them into a map that you can click on, with the help of Sustainable Cleveland.
 
 

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.

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