Breaking Ground

Answering the call for help: EDWINS founder travels to Poland to cook for Ukrainian refugees
EDWINS founder Brandon Chrostowski recently returned from Poland, near the Ukrainian border, working with World Central Kitchen to feed hundreds of refugees. He shared his emotional experience with FreshWater's Evan Gallagher.
Making an impact: Group marks first investment in growing local businesses in low-income areas
The Arctaris Cuyahoga Impact Program—a partnership among county leaders, the Cleveland Foundation and Boston-based Arctaris Impact Investors—has raised $10 million to grow businesses in low-to-moderate income communities. Last week the group made its first investment.
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument: Honoring Cuyahoga County’s Civil War veterans
Cleveland Masterworks: In the 1890s, aging Civil War veterans began to reflect on the sacrifices they made as young soldiers and wanted to honor the memory of their fallen comrades. The Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument was built in 1894 on Public Square to honor the more than 9,000 Cuyahoga County soldiers who served in the Civil War. 
Bright spots of the Depression: Severance Hall and the former First Church of Christ, Scientist
Cleveland Masterworks: The Standard Oil Company and Christian Science were born during the Great Depression—with two structures that continue to grace Cleveland's landscape a century later.
Juneberry Table opens today in Ohio City, serving Southern Ohio, Appalachian home cooking
Chef Karen Small's Juneberry Table opens today, offering Southern Ohio and Appalachian breakfast and lunch comfort food that stems from Small's gardening and whole foods roots. 
The City is Our Museum: Explore CLE with LAND studio’s public art tours app
LAND studio is launching a new app for self-guided tours of Cleveland neighborhoods. The City is our Museum was created to shine a light on the range of artworks and public spaces that exist throughout the city. Tours can be experienced on a bike, on foot, or even through a car window.
Robert P. Madison, man of many architectural, personal triumphs
Cleveland Masterworks: Robert P. Madison has created his own legacy—from his designs for buildings like Park Place Apartments or Fatima Family Center in Hough, to his work on the Rock Hall and Browns stadium—but he has also accomplished a lot of firsts in his almost 99 years on this planet.
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: City of Cleveland, Metroparks, RTA, Rock Hall, 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. 
Double your pleasure: Pins Mechanical Co. and 16-Bit Bar + Arcade opens in Ohio City
From duckpin bowling and skeeball to pinball and classic console games, Rise Brands' 16-Bit Bar + Arcade and Pins Mechanical Company have all the gaming entertainment in one large Ohio City complex. 
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: LMM, Restoration Society, YMCA, Home Depot, 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.  
Metroparks announces long-term project to renovate and expand RainForest, create Primate Forest
As part of a 10-year capital campaign, the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Tuesday announced the start of the transformation of the RainForest into the Primate Forest—a renovated new home for the Zoo's gorillas and orangutans. 
Frances Payne Bolton: Nursing advocate, Congresswoman, Franchester Estate owner
Cleveland Masterworks: Cleveland native Frances Payne Bolton dedicated her life to nursing, education, and advocating for others. The first Ohio Congresswoman lived on a Lyndhurst estate that today makes up the grounds of Legacy Village, the former TRW headquarters, and her historic 1917 mansion.
Beck Center completes latest round of renovations, enters home stretch in $6.7 million project
Beck Center for the Arts last week celebrated two years of fundraising and renovation work to its creative arts complex as it embarks on the final phase of its Creating Our Future campaign and renovations.
Local food group hopes to grow stronger, nimbler with mobile app and a new location
Food Strong, the nonprofit working to end food insecurity and promote healthy eating habits among children, is expanding its reach with a new app and larger offices in Tremont. 
James A. Garfield Memorial in Lake View Cemetery: Honoring a NEO native, 20th U.S. President
Cleveland Masterworks: After President James A. Garfield was assassinated in 1881, plans to build a grand mausoleum at Lake View Cemetery soon got underway. In the meantime, the president's body lay for 10 years in the mausoleum Cleveland architect Levi Scofield had designed for this own family.
The Ukrainian Garden: a celebration of Ukraine’s history with a nod to Cleveland
Cleveland Masterworks: Northeast Ohio began to draw a large Ukrainian population in the 1880s, and World War I prompted them to settle here. The history of the Ukraine and its people is well documented in the Ukraine Garden at the Cleveland Cultural Gardens. 
Who’s Hiring in the CLE: Metroparks, Aldi, Cain Park, Morton’s, and more
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Cleveland Maidan Association, MedWish organize campaigns to help Ukraine
Several nonprofit organizations have launched campaigns to raise money, donate medical equipment, and collect supplies to the people of Ukraine.  
Narrowing the gap: AT&T unveils its second Connected Learning Center, expanded internet in Glenville
Today, AT&T opens its second Cleveland Connected Learning Center and will announce the expansion of its fiber network in Glenville.
Robert C. Gaede, champion for Ohio architectural preservation
Cleveland Masterworks: Cleveland native Robert Gaede was a military veteran, architect, and expert in the historic preservation of Cleveland buildings of all types.