Breaking Ground

Semifinalists announced in fifth season of Cleveland Chain Reaction
Out of a pool of 76 applicants, 22 businesses were named as semifinalists in the fifth season of Cleveland Chain Reaction. The semifinalists were announced this morning on Fox 8 in the Morning's "Kickin' it With Kenny," and they will now pitch this businesses for a chance to win cash prizes and businesses assistance.
The 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment: Civil War soldiers at Antietam, Gettysburg
Cleveland Masterworks: The 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, mustered in 1861 at Camp Taylor, fought in many famous Civil War battles, including Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
A new Jesse Owens tree takes root at Old Brooklyn’s Rhodes High School
A group interested in preserving history and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens’ Cleveland legacy last week planted a second cloned sapling of an oak tree given to Owens after the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, Germany. The sapling now stands at James Ford Rhodes High School, the site of the last known standing Jesse Owens oak.
Freemasons: Known for public service, entertainment, charity for more than 200 years
Cleveland Masterworks: Freemasons, the oldest fraternal organization in the world that is committed to self-improvement, charity, and brotherhood, had a presence in Cleveland dating back to the early 19th Century. With Masonic Lodges throughout the area, and the Masonic Auditorium on Euclid Avenue, the traditions of Freemasonry continue today.
Cleveland Municipal Airport: Before it was Hopkins, this airport was leading the way in aviation
Cleveland Masterworks: In the early 1900s, transcontinental airmail flights would stop in Cleveland at an airport in Glenville. By 1925, concern over resident safety lead officials to build Cleveland Municipal Airport on farmland on Broopark Road—the site for the National Air Races and today's Hopkins International Airport.
Wade Memorial Chapel, a landmark in Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland Masterworks: One of the finest examples of the artisan craftmanship at the turn of the 20th Century can be found in Lake View Cemetery's Wade Memorial Chapel.
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Les Délices, Beck Center, Play House 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.  
Turning houses into homes: Humble Design’s fundraiser to help furnish homes for those in need
Humble Design furnishes forever homes for families and veterans emerging from homelessness. The organization tonight will host its sold out fundraising event, Welcome Home Cleveland, to raise awareness and money for its mission.
George Edmondson, well-known turn-of-the-century photographer
Cleveland Masterworks: George Edmondson was a leader in both portrait and landscape photography at a time when  art and photo studios were just beginning to emerge as commonplace in Cleveland.
Charged up: Garden Valley Neighborhood House goes green with solar power
Garden Valley Neighborhood House last week celebrated a 40-panel rooftop solar array that will save the nonprofit, and largest food pantry in Northeast Ohio, $64,000 in electric bills over five years.
Woodland Cemetery: An early example of a garden cemetery
Cleveland Masterworks: Woodland Cemetery in the Central neighborhood is one of the city's earliest examples of the mid-19th Century garden cemeteries—rural landscaped areas that encourage visitors to linger. Woodland Cemetery hosts a large cross-section of Cleveland residents, political leaders, and people involved in about every controversy of the 19th Century. 
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: OSU, Morgan Conservancy, ACBC, 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.  
Applications are now open for season five of Chain Reaction small business competition
Fox 8's Kenny Crumpton announced this morning on "Kickin' it with Kenny" that applications are now open for season five of Cleveland Chain Reaction—the small business pitch competition that connects entrepreneurs to capital and mentors and creates new businesses in Cleveland neighborhoods to stimulate job growth and prosperity. 
Preserving our cultural heritage: Cleveland Restoration Society gets $50,000 planning grant
The Cleveland Restoration Society just received $50,000 for a planning study to create a brick-and-mortar fund to preserve Cleveland's Black churches.
Interlake Steamship Co. launches first cargo ship to hit the Great Lakes in more than 40 years
Cleveland Masterworks: While Great Lakes marine transportation companies have come and gone over the past century, the Interlake Steamship Company has weathered unpredictable Lake Erie since 1913. In fact, today it will launch the MV Mark W. Barker, the first new cargo vessel built on the Great Lakes in 41 years.
Officials break ground on new senior apartments in Maple Heights
Maple Heights officials broke ground last week on a 50,800-square foot apartment building that will provide below-market rate apartments for the city's seniors who are looking to downsize from their homes. 
Still standing: The lone 19th Century carriage house on East 73rd Street
The manor home of Morris A. Bradley was one of the last remaining homes on Euclid Avenue's Millionaire's Row before it was razed to make way for the One Midtown townhomes. But the Bradley carriage house still stands today—an historic landmark and home to a variety of noted Clevelanders.
Making connections: DigitalC rolls out high-speed connections in seven neighborhoods
DigitalC, the local nonprofit that is focused on connecting the unconnected, has expanded its high-speed internet connections in seven different Cleveland neighborhoods—including about 1,000 residents in four CMHA properties.  
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Cleveland Play House, Metroparks, Pizzazz, 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.    
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.