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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.
Fourth Civil Rights Trail marker to be unveiled at Glenville High this weekend
The fourth marker on Cleveland Restoration Society's Cleveland Civil Rights Trail will be unveiled this Saturday, April 29, at Glenville High School’s 10th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Program.
The fate of Euclid Beach Motor Home Park
After more than a year of planning and community meetings on the Euclid Beach Mobile Home Park, Western Reserve Land Conservancy in February told the residents they must move out and the property will become a part of the Cleveland Metroparks and a larger revitalization project for North Collinwood and Lakeshore Avenue.
Woodhill Homes project earns $10 million HUD boost
The ongoing Woodhill Homes development project in the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood—a six-phase, six-year $250 million development project by Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), the City of Cleveland, and Boston-based The Community Builders (TCB)—just received a boost through a $10 million HUD Choice Neighborhoods Supplemental Funding Grant.
Beyerle Park: Trendsetter in late 19th Century resort amusement parks on the Interurban rail lines
Cleveland Masterworks: The 1883 opening of Beyerle Park in Slavic Village marked the beginning of Cleveland amusement parks geared toward attracting guests to rides, entertainment, and relaxation by the water.
Artistic celebration: South Euclid calls for artists to honor city’s historic contributions to NEO
One South Euclid CDC is recognizing its historic contributions to Greater Cleveland through public art. The city has issued a public call for artists to design and paint a mural on the Johns-Carabelli Company building on Mayfield Road.
Tailgate year-round: Restaurant caters to Cleveland sports fans
The owners who brought the Haunted House Restaurant to Cleveland Heights in 2021 have just opened Tailgate Sports Bar & Grill with a Cleveland sports theme on the Cleveland State Campus.
A celebration of the outstanding women of Cleveland Heights
Last Thursday, March 23, Cleveland Heights officials honored 10 of its residents during its Women’s Day Celebration, highlighting their businesses, accomplishments, and contributions.
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is using solar power to house the homeless
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry and PadSmart have just launched a pilot program to build energy efficient solar-powered homes to provide those experiencing homelessness with affordable a new affordable housing option.
Virtually unstoppable: How Peachtree VA transforms businesses
Executive assistants topped the list of most in-demand job titles for remote and freelance work in 2022. So John McKenna tapped into that need and started Peachtree VA—offering virtual assistants who can work remotely for businesses located anywhere.
Home for good: Several groups unite to build an all-union Habitat house for mother of six
Habitat for Humanity, trade union members and organizations, and city officials celebrated the completion of a Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood home to a working mother of six.
History lessons: NEO students compete in regional History Day, 66 to go on to state event
Area students presented projects in the Region 3 Ohio History Day at the Cleveland History Center to share their thoughts, research, and interpretations around the 2023 theme “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas."
Cleveland Museum of Natural History awarded nearly $800,000 to preserve fossil collection
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation that will help preserve its huge fossil collection as part of the museum's ongoing $150 million transformation project.
Cleveland Cinematheque moves off-site, shows premiers, restored classics, tributes
Cleveland Cinematheque will show some classics and debuts this month, as it also travels to the Capitol Theatre and Wizbang! Theatre during minor work on its usual home, the Peter B. Lewis Theater.
Forks and knives out: Cleveland Restaurant Week starts Monday
Cleveland Independents' annual Cleveland Restaurant Week runs Monday, March 6 through Sunday, March 18, with 70 local restaurants offering prix fixe menus and cocktail specials over the next two weeks.
Elvis is in the building: StoneWater hosts award-winning Elvis impersonator this weekend
Put on your blue suede shoes this Saturday night and get ready to shake, rattle & roll at the Venue at Stonewater, when Elvis impersonator entertains gues at its first Dinner & a Show event, featuring a meal fit for The King.
Sharing the love: Kids’ Book Bank founder shifts focus to supplying resources to those in need
Kids' Book Bank founder Judy Payne was hit with a notion in early 2021 that she should use her good fortune and resources to help Cleveland's changemakers make life better for others. By 2022, she had opened Goods Bank NEO—a place where nonprofits can "shop" for the resources their clients need most.
Anchors Away! Brite Winter celebrates the Cuyahoga, Lake Erie with winter festival
Brite Winter this weekend will chase those winter blues away with live music, art installments by volunteers with Ingenuity Cleveland, and food trucks along the Cuyahoga River on the Flats West Bank.
Time lost: ‘They Have Landed’ taken to the trash
Local artist Loren Naji created his time capsule sculpture "They Have Landed" in 2011, and invited community members to place their mementos inside. The capsule has been at the W. 25th Street Rapid Stop, awaiting its 2050 opening, when construction crews tossed it in a dumpster. 
Fresh ideas: 32 teams to present at 2023 Accelerate pitch, Teen Accelerate added this year
Entrepreneurs next week will pitch their business ideas at Cleveland Leadership Center's ninth annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change, and this year teams of high school students with the Young Entrepreneurs Institute will also make their elevator pitches at the event.
Doubling down: Jill Vedaa and Jessica Parkinson adding two eateries to Salt+ family
Salt+ owners Jill Vedaa and Jessica Parkison always knew they wanted to open at least two additional restaurants. The right opportunities came back-to-back. In March they will open Poppy in Larchmere and in September open Evelyn in the Detroit Shoreway.