Feature Story Deming House

Historic Barton Deming house welcomes folks to the 'Euclid Avenue of the Heights'

Welcoming people to Cleveland Heights, the Barton Deming Mansion was once the cornerstone of the Euclid Golf development along Fairmount Boulevard—also known as "The Euclid Avenue of the Heights."  

Feature Story Renee Jones seated at the table with gift bags during a Project Red Cord night out community outreach evening in East Cleveland.

Fighting to open closed doors: Advocates help sex trafficking survivors

In a world where hiding victims is easier than ever, Ohio advocates fighting human trafficking are working harder than ever to save those affected. 

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Brite Winter enters the ‘TwiBrite Zone’ this weekend as a nod to the unusual past year

Brite Winter is stepping into the TwiBrite Zone this weekend, kicking off a four-part virtual music series that acknowledges the long, strange year that was 2020.

Street Level Dyrell Barnett reenacts the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s speech, “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.

Karamu House to present virtual variety program in celebration of MLK

To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday, Jan. 18, Karamu House will stream a variety show of vocal and original African dance performances that pay tribute to the work of King and recognize the current struggles that Black America continues to face.

Feature Story Originally built in 1900 for Oswald Kamm’s general store, and later a post office, it has been home to many businesses—mostly restaurants—during its 120-year life.

The legacy of Oswald Kamm: The story of how one grocer shaped a CLE neighborhood

Oswald Kamm was an influential and popular figure in the early history of West Park, with a legacy that honors his name with Kamm's Corners—though few know his entire story.

Breaking Ground Steady development grew the population in downtown Cleveland by 102% between 2000 and 2017.

Downtown resident population still growing, despite the pandemic

Early in 2020 the Downtown Cleveland Alliance was well on its way of reaching its goal of having 20,000 downtown residents by year's end. Despite the pandemic, and low interest rates luring young professionals out of the city, DCA still predicts they will reach the 20,000 mark in the first quarter of 2021.

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#PeopleofCLE: Todd, king of Romp's Dairy Queen

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

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Making (air)waves: There's a radio play resurgence happening in Shaker Heights

In tandem with Story Forum and The Shakerite, Radio on the Lake Theatre is helping fill the live theatre gap with a new series of radio plays written and performed by local high school students.

Feature Story Student working with children and adult clients in The Baldwin Wallace Speech Clinic and family feeding center.

Finding their voices: Speech clinic helps trans people find voice security, personal safety

For participants in Baldwin Wallace University's transgender voice clinic, a voice means feeling like themselves. And for many trans people, security in their voice presentation is a matter of basic safety.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshots in time

FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and streets of Cleveland. 

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Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Sherwin-Williams, Museum of Natural History, ODOT, 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.

Feature Story ODOT’s Towpath Trail segment in Tremont

When the Towpath comes to town: Cleveland neighborhoods envision trail’s economic and social impact

As the Towpath Trail Extension Project nears completion, community development leaders envision how connectivity will make a social and economic impact on their neighborhoods and residents.

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EDWINS staff hosts virtual cooking classes for all ages, skill levels

Brandon Chrostowski and his EDWINS Leadership and Restaurant Institute staff launched a cook-from-home Zoom cooking class series this month—offering classes for all skill levels and ages.

Breaking Ground Rain barrels by artists Linda Zolten Wood and Scott Pickering

Painting the town: Waterloo Arts launches Green Palette community art project

Waterloo Arts has come up with an artistic way to drench Waterloo Road in color and greenery while also bringing the neighborhood together. 

Breaking Ground Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum

Driving improvement: State funds allow Crawford Museum to continue expansion

Thanks to $750,000 in state capital funds, the Western Reserve Historical Society is moving ahead with plans to update and broaden the Crawford Auto-Aviation Museum's space.

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Spotted: Putzfrau returns to the scene 50 years after Cuyahoga River cleanup work

The Putzfrau, a boat designed by Northeast Ohio native Frank Samsel and used in the early 1970s to clean up the Cuyahoga River, was spotted yesterday—restored and back in service.

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Freedom: Buck Out dancers let loose in powerful show of protest, hope

Angry and frustrated by the racially-motived murders this past summer, and stifled by the inability to practice their dance returns because of COVID-19, the members of Buck Out Cleveland's Diamond Dance Company showed their emotions through a powerful dance video.

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Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for January 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.

Feature Story past due utility notice

A ‘vicious circle of red tape’ for people struggling to navigate aid for utility bills

Many people are struggling to keep the lights and heat on while also trying to navigate assistance programs and changing moratoriums during the pandemic.

Feature Story A Look Back at 2020

2020 in review: A strange and difficult year, but also a year of hope and progress

Most people would agree, 2020 has been a difficult year. But Northeast Ohio has also witnessed some bright spots amid the darkness. Here's a look back at FreshWater Cleveland's most-read stories of 2020.

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