Rebecca Ferlotti
Rebecca Ferlotti

Stories by: Rebecca Ferlotti

Rebecca Ferlotti is a freelance writer and diehard Clevelander who loves to cook. When she’s not writing at home, she’s traveling the world, having checked off her 22nd country last year. She has presented her poetry at an international English conference for seven years and has given talks about effective storytelling since 2015. She is a graduate of John Carroll University twice over—a BA (English) and an MA (Communication Management). Rebecca was the project editor for FreshWater's On the Ground - Fairfax series.
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Saving the planet: Young leaders in Northeast Ohio’s climate movement
Young people worldwide are taking the lead on battling climate change, and Cleveland is no exception. A number of local students are raising awareness and planning events, including potentially two summits here in 2020.
The proof is in the pudding: Restaurants open in Fairfax
New restaurants large and small are finding Cleveland's Fairfax neighborhood to be a tempting place to set up shop.
Cleveland GiveCamp celebrates ten years of helping nonprofits
On Friday, July 19, 188 volunteers flooded the Burke Lakefront Airport for Cleveland GiveCamp's tenth year in the city, ready to rebuild 18 nonprofits’ websites over the course of one weekend. Some volunteers even opt to take the title literally and pitch a tent.
Portrait of a neighborhood: Fairfax is ready to enter its long-awaited renaissance era
For the last two decades, Cleveland’s Fairfax neighborhood has been master planning for a renaissance—and now its golden age is in sight. With an ideal location on the $331 million Opportunity Corridor and an array of developments and initiatives coming to fruition, the area is preparing to round the bend on a four-pronged Strategic Investment Plan that began in 2008.
A tree grows in Old Brooklyn (and it's the stuff of legends).
Every tree tells a story, but this one is for the (record) books. Aptly located behind the athletic complex at James Ford Rhodes High School, the Jesse Owens Olympic Oak tree pays homage to the track star of the same name who brought home four gold medals from the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin—and, right now, the tree is having a moment.
A cut above the rest: Old Brooklyn's barbershops offer style and substance to the community
Barbershops offer much more than traditional haircuts in Old Brooklyn—where barber chairs double as school desks, as psychologists’ couches, as job counselor offices, and as safe spaces. 
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