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Karin Connelly Rice

Stories by: Karin Connelly Rice

Karin Connelly Rice enjoys telling people's stories, whether it's a promising startup or a life's passion. Over the past 20 years she has reported on the local business community for publications such as Inside Business and Cleveland Magazine. She was editor of the Rocky River/Lakewood edition of In the Neighborhood and was a reporter and photographer for the Amherst News-Times. At Fresh Water she enjoys telling the stories of Clevelanders who are shaping and embracing the business and research climate in Cleveland.
Marching on: Newest Civil Rights Trail marker honors Carl B. Stokes, Cleveland’s first Black mayor
Cleveland Restoration Society on June 8 will place at City Hall the second historical marker on the Cleveland Civil Rights Trail, honoring late Cleveland Mayor Carl B. Stokes.
Natural beauty: Garfield Park Reservation gets $7 million facelift
The Cleveland Metroparks' Garfield Park Reservation is undergoing a $7 million renovation to restore some of the original amenities and celebrate it's 128-year history.
Historic overhaul: 108-year-old office building emerges as 75 Public Square Apartments
The 15-story Public Square office building that was the former home of Cleveland Electric and Illuminating Company is now 114 one- and two-bedroom apartments, offering something for everyone in the heart of the city. 
Inspiring the uninspired: Destination Dream Foundation aims to motivate youth through the arts
Artist and entrepreneur Jada Renee has fond memories of her grandparents’ home on Forest Avenue in the Buckeye neighborhood. Today she has embarked on an ioby crowdfunding campaign to transform the property into INDI Art House — a place dedicated to youth workforce development programming, mental health, and the arts. 
Growing roots: Gateway 105 Farmers’ Market returns to Glenville, in a new home and location
After 10 years of operating out of tents on a lot on East 105th Street and Ashbury Avenue, The Famicos Foundation is now running The Gateway 105 Farmers' Market in a new enclosed building down the street in Glenville.
Rolling on the River: New 150-foot mural at The Foundry depicts rowing, teamwork, diversity
The Foundry Community Rowing and Sailing Center has been growing steadily ever since in opened on the banks of the Cuyahoga. The newest addition is a 150-foot mural that can be seen from afar and embraces the teamwork and diversity The Foundry promotes.
Ashbury Community Center celebrates new AT&T Learning Center with block party, free computers
In March, AT&T opened its second Cleveland Connected Leaning Center at the Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center. In April, a block party in the Glenville center celebrated the opening, new high-speed fiber internet in the neighborhood, and affordable connectivity. 
Perfect pairings: Good Company joins Buildings & Food Hospitality Group
Buildings & Food Hospitality Group's Will Hollingsworth has brought Brett Sawyer's Good Company restaurant under the umbrella of companies that also includes Hollingsworth's Prosperity Social Club and the Spotted Owl locations.
Super Mega Wonder: Little Free Library designed to encourage kids to embrace public art
Artist Jordan Wong (WONGFACE) lets his inner kid come out in his colorful public art. His latest work is a Little Free Library outside Asia Town Center
Great authors: Literary Cleveland launches year-long writing residency program
Literary Cleveland is introducing a new, free, Breakthrough Writing Residency program to support emerging writers in Greater Cleveland as they develop book-length writing projects.
The City is Our Museum: Explore CLE with LAND studio’s public art tours app
LAND studio is launching a new app for self-guided tours of Cleveland neighborhoods. The City is our Museum was created to shine a light on the range of artworks and public spaces that exist throughout the city. Tours can be experienced on a bike, on foot, or even through a car window.
First 2022 Towpath Trilogy event draws nearly 600 runners
Canalway kicked off the first segment in its Towpath Trilogy series on Sunday, April 10 with its Towpath Half Marathon and five mile race held at the Cleveland Metroparks Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation. Read who won the races here.
Juneberry Table opens today in Ohio City, serving Southern Ohio, Appalachian home cooking
Chef Karen Small's Juneberry Table opens today, offering Southern Ohio and Appalachian breakfast and lunch comfort food that stems from Small's gardening and whole foods roots. 
Language through art: CIA students organize, present their own show
Art students in their junior year at Cleveland Institute of Art have put together an exhibit, "Watch Our Language," as a capstone to their Role of Artist as Producer class. 
Bartender earns contest victory, Ukrainian support with her espresso martini
Cut 151 Supper Club bartender Angela Campanella entered her espresso martini in a cocktail competition held by Cleveland Independents and Stoli Group, and won $500 and a $500 donation in her name to World Central Kitchen to help aid Ukraine.
Robert P. Madison, man of many architectural, personal triumphs
Cleveland Masterworks: Robert P. Madison has created his own legacy—from his designs for buildings like Park Place Apartments or Fatima Family Center in Hough, to his work on the Rock Hall and Browns stadium—but he has also accomplished a lot of firsts in his almost 99 years on this planet.
Double your pleasure: Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade opens in Ohio City
From duckpin bowling and skeeball to pinball and classic console games, Rise Brands' 16-Bit Bar + Arcade and Pins Mechanical Company have all the gaming entertainment in one large Ohio City complex. 
Metroparks announces long-term project to renovate and expand RainForest, create Primate Forest
As part of a 10-year capital campaign, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Tuesday announced the start of the transformation of the RainForest into the Primate Forest—a renovated new home for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. 
Beck Center completes latest round of renovations, enters home stretch in $6.7 million project
Beck Center for the Arts last week celebrated two years of fundraising and renovation work to its creative arts complex as it embarks on the final phase of its Creating Our Future campaign and renovations.
Spring into spring: Canalway Partners hosts lantern parade to welcome a new season on the Cuyahoga
Daylight Saving Time starts this weekend—a perfect time for Canalway Partners' first-ever Towpath Trail Lantern Parade. Make you own lantern from recycled or upcycled materials and battery-powered light and come join the celebration.