Breaking Ground

Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Cleveland Play House, Metroparks, Pizzazz, and more
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The Hermit Club: More than a century of devotion to the amateur performing arts
Cleveland Masterworks: The 118-year-old Hermit Club in Playhouse Square is one of Cleveland's most enduring social clubs. Dedicated to amateur performing arts, the club continues to build on its traditions.
Help decide the future of Horseshoe Lake Park
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will host a virtual meeting and host an open house at Horseshoe Lake Park in Shaker Heights to present the Doan Brook restoration goals and gather public input on what the park should look like after the restoration.   
Where science and imagination meet: CMNH on target with its museum transformation
The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is well into its transformation project to create more lovers of science, encourage questions and curiosity, and create an inviting destination for everyone. A new $300,000 grant from the Jones Day Foundation is going to help make the vision a reality.
Flying high: Cleveland soared in early aviation history
Cleveland Masterworks: From Glenn Curiss' 1910 flight from Euclid Beach to Cedar Point, to Navy torpedo bombers and the Great Lakes Trainer, few people today realize the prominent role Cleveland played in aviation history. 
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: LAND studio, Refugee Response, Metroparks, FreshWater, and more
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Delicious traditions: SoCo Tahini brings bold flavors to CLE
Dana Harary always searched for the tahini she loved when she came from Israel to Cleveland visit her mother. Now living in Northeast Ohio, she and her partners founded SoCo Tahini—with flavors so good, even chef Doug Katz uses it at Zhug.
The Union Club: Celebrating 150 years of elite social membership
Established in 1872, the Union Club is one of the oldest social clubs in Cleveland—still standing tall on Euclid Avenue on the eve of its 150th birthday. Founding members included Cleveland notables such as Samuel Mather.
Completed! First house purchased in LMM’s Breaking New Ground project ready for tenants
After nearly three years, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry last week celebrated the completion of renovations on the very first house purchased in its Breaking New Ground Campaign—a $4 million-plus initiative to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness in Cleveland.
High-tech living: Assistive technology apartments are a boon for Clevelanders with disabilities
The Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities and North Coast Community Homes have partnered to create four assistive technology apartments in Lakewood to helps people with disabilities determine if independent living—with some high-tech help—is the right choice for them.
Castles in the sand: Annual American Institute of Architects Sand Festival returns to Edgewater
After a two-year hiatus, the popular Sand Festival—with architects and designers executing their designs in sand at Edgewater Beach—returns this weekend. In addition to a volleyball tournament, there's even a sand pile this year for the amateurs to get involved.
Don’s Lighthouse: The North Coast legacy created by a German immigrant and entrepreneur
Cleveland Masterworks: In the early 1900s Otto and Elma Poschke made their mark in Cleveland running a refreshment stand at Edgewater Park. That stand evolved into a restaurant that would eventually become Don's Lighthouse Inn—still a hotspot today in the Edgewater neighborhood.
Painting the Town: Shaker Arts Council adds seven artist-designed utility boxes to its tour
Shaker Arts Council has selected seven new artists' designs to wrap utility boxes around its Rapid Green Line public art tour in Shaker Heights. 
Making it pop: International artist arrives in Cleveland to paint Stella Maris mural
International mural artist Birdcap is in Cleveland this week, painting one of his unique murals on the side of the Stella Maris building in the Flats. 
Standout performance: New murals get convergence-continuum Theater noticed
For 20 years convergence-continuum Theater Company has staged timely productions in a nondescript building on Scranton Road in Tremont. This week, the little theater comes to life with two new murals by Graffiti HeArt artist Miguel Garcia, aka Fade ResistantArtist.
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Karamu House, Cleveland Food Bank, YMCA, and more
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Philip Lindsley Small: Designed noted Northeast Ohio homes, estates, and buildings
Cleveland Masterworks: Philip Lindsley Small was regarded as one of the top architects of his era in the first half of the 20th Century. From his work with the Van Sweringen brothers on the design of Shaker Square and Daisy Hill, to beautiful homes on South Woodland in Shaker Heights, Small's work is all over the city.
Ghosts of Short Vincent: Theatrical Grill saw an odd slice of CLE society for six decades
Cleveland Masterworks: There are many memorable dining and entertainment venues that stand out in Cleveland's history, but perhaps one of most memorable is Shondor Birns' Theatrical Grill—a staple on Short Vincent for more than six decades.
Housing Court is in session at the Cleveland Public Library
To make it easier for people to attend their Cleveland Housing Court dates, the court and the Cleveland Public Library will open a remote kiosk at CPL's South Branch in Clark-Fulton next week.
Park in the mall: Cuyahoga Valley National Park transforms Tower City into green oasis
This weekend the revitalization of Tower City Center will continue as Bedrock, the Conservancy for the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and the CVNP will unveil a park in full bloom in the middle of the city center.