Breaking Ground

Margaret Bourke-White, first female photojournalist authorized to shoot in World War II combat
Cleveland Masterworks: Margaret Bourke-White launched her career as a photojournalist in Cleveland and went on to be the first woman photographer authorized to shoot in combat zones during World War II. 
Making room: STEM Goes Red opens the door for girls dreaming of high-tech fields
The Cleveland American Heart Association is encouraging more women to enter the high-tech workforce with its annual STEM Goes Red for Girls event.
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: Ohio City Bike, Metroparks, Canalway Partners, 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.
Forest Hill Park: John D. Rockefeller’s summer estate, modern day Cleveland Heights park
Cleveland Masterworks: After amassing his fortune with Standard Oil, John D. Rockefeller then secured 235 acres spanning East Cleveland and Cleveland Heights in what would house his summer home and, ultimately, a sprawling city park.
Now we’re cooking: Chefs Jill Davis and Karen Small embark on a new joint culinary concept
Two well-known Cleveland chefs and restaurant owners—Karen Small of the Flying Fig and Jill Davis of Toast—are embarking on a new culinary project together.
Watering the world: Drink Local Drink Tap celebrates World Water Day on March 22
To recognize World Water Day, Drink Local Drink Tap is hosting a virtual event focused on this year's groundwater theme. 
Knox & Elliot: From the Hippodrome to the Rockefeller, they designed memorable Cleveland buildings
Cleveland Masterworks: At the turn of the 20th Century, William Knox and John Elliot designed several unique commercial buildings in downtown Cleveland, as well as a Fairfax church.
Cleveland Restoration Society reveals next three African American Civil Rights Trail markers
The Cleveland Restoration Society has announced the next three markers on the African American Civil Rights Trail. Eventually, 10 historical markers will memorialize locations associated with Cleveland’s struggle for Civil Rights between 1954 and 1976.
Landing a reboot: CycleWerks co-founder transitions into launching a new e-bike breed
Scott Colosimo launched his e-bike career with Cleveland CycleWerks in 2009, but now he's on to bigger and better things with the LAND District—a new business and a new generation of transitional vehicles. 
Who’s hiring in the CLE: SCSDC, City of Cleveland, Pizzazz, Condado Tacos, and more
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A home of their own: City Mission, Habitat partner to renovate Buckeye-Shaker home
The City Mission and Greater Cleveland Habitat for Humanity have partnered to renovate houses for women and their children recovering from crises at Laura's Home. Their first project just got underway, with future homes to come. 
Frederick Baird: Left his mark with Tremont church design that landed it in ‘Deer Hunter’
Cleveland Masterworks: St. Theodosius Russian Orthodox Cathedral ranks as one of the most memorable religious sites in Cleveland—inspired by a Russian cathedral and thought to have been funded through Russian Tsar Nicholas II.
New eco-friendly HealthLine buses mark a milestone for the storied transit line
Thirteen years after city officals cut the ribbon on the  Euclid Corridor Transportation Project, the once-futuristic fleet of 60-foot-long bus-rapid transits on the RTA HealthLine have been replaced with the next generation of eco-friendly vehicles.
Arthur Oviatt: Designed upscale summer getaways for local wealthy entrepreneurs
Cleveland Masterworks: Northeast Ohio native and self-taught architect Arthur N. Oviatt made his mark in the region with his stunning Lake County summer homes, designed for the wealthy entrepreneurs building the interurban railway.
Play time: Laura’s Home for women and kids in crisis expands, gets new playground
Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center saw about 350 children experiencing homelessness last year. At capacity and seeing a five-year waiting list, The City Mission is attempting to alleviate some stress for the women and kids Laura's Home serves with expanded facilities and a new playground. 
A century in the saddle: Cleveland Mounted Police Unit has performed, protected, and saved lives
Cleveland Masterworks: The Cleveland Mounted Police Unit, one of the oldest in the country, has a rich history that started in 1910 when Cleveland Police Sergeant George J. Matowitz (Tom Matowitz' grandfather) first started the unit.
Innovative thinking: 25 visionaries to pitch their ideas at Accelerate civic pitch competition
Cleveland Leadership Center's annual Accelerate civic pitch competition is coming in February, and 25 innovators and entrepreneurs are armed with creative new ideas in six categories to vie for the $5,000 prize.
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: Grayton Road Tavern, Shaker Heights, Buckeye Flame, and more
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Celebrating 50 years of rocking the falafel on Coventry
Crowds came out to Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights last Friday to wish Tommy's  owner Tommy Fello a happy 50th anniversary of the iconic restaurant.
Map shows Cuyahoga County’s vaccination rates align with region's health disparities
Cuyahoga County’s vaccination rates range from 90% in wealthier suburban areas to 30% in low-income Cleveland communities. This interactive map breaks it all down.