Cleveland Heights

Considering that most people choose to live close to their place of employment, it makes perfect sense that Cleveland Heights continues to thrive. Situated "up the hill" from University Circle, one of the largest employment centers in Northeast Ohio, Cleveland Heights is a hop, skip and jump for those who work in the area. That arts-minded populace fuels multiple artistic disciplines, including galleries, performing arts and live music venues. This near-east neighborhood dishes up fat slices of the American Dream, with beautiful old homes on tree-lined streets within close proximity to thriving commercial strips, parks, schools, libraries and public transportation.

Cleveland Cinematheque moves off-site, shows premiers, restored classics, tributes
Cleveland Cinematheque will show some classics and debuts this month, as it also travels to the Capitol Theatre and Wizbang! Theatre during minor work on its usual home, the Peter B. Lewis Theater.
Kan Zaman: Judith Mansour’s memoir reflects on her grief, celebrates her Lebanese heritage
Judith Mansour's love of words, family, and food dominate the pages of her memoir “Kan Zaman," a collection of poems and prose written in the year following the death of serval family members. Charlotte Morgan sits down with Mansour to get the whole story. 
The day the music dies: Reflections on Record Revolution closing after 55 years on Coventry
Making its debut on Coventry Road in 1967, Record Revolution has been the hip mainstay on the street for 55 years. Customers, friends, and others involved with the store from the beginning share their thoughts on the iconic store closing its doors next week.
Check it out: Holiday shopping ideas with a Cleveland flare
It's peak holiday shopping time. With such talented makers and artists in Northeast Ohio, shoppers don't have to look far to find some unique, locally-made gifts for everyone on the list. We compiled some of our favorites here!
Doan Brook, Metroparks to host two free outdoor family workshops
The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership is hosting two free family-friendly events this month that will get the entire family out for fun learning experiences in the autumn air.
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.   
That's amore: Cleveland Italian Film Festival kicks off this week
The 16th annual Cleveland Italian Film Festival gets underway tomorrow in Cleveland Heights and Mayfield Heights. 
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.
A man with a mission: Rev. Stephen Blonder Adams has big plans for the Old Stone Church
The Rev. Stephen C. Blonder Adams has a history with the Old Stone Church. Now, as the new head pastor, he wants to make sure everyone knows the church is open and welcoming to all, and is the heart of the Cleveland community.
Seeking asylum: A journey to escape Congolese political violence, find peace in Cleveland
When Jonas Mbonga crossed the border from Mexico to Texas in the summer of 2018, he thought it would be the end of a long and dangerous journey. Instead, it was the start of an even more difficult path—navigating the immigration detention system in the United States.
Cleveland Heights City Council enacts LGBTQ+ equity and inclusion laws
The City of Cleveland Heights last week unanimously passed three ordinances that ensure equity and inclusion among LGBTQ+ residents, employees, and companies the city contracts with. 
It’s all a Blur: Lake Erie Ink’s teen writers reflect on life today in new anthology
Lake Erie Ink, a Cleveland Heights writing space for youth, last week released its sixth annual teen anthology, "Blur," depicting the voices and reflections of area teenagers.
Cleveland Heights celebrates Pride Month, Juneteenth by affirming that All Are, indeed, Welcome here
The City of Cleveland Heights' tag line is #AllAreWelcomeHere, and this month city officials showed they mean it when they raised the Progress Pride Flag and introduced new legislation prohibiting LGBTQ+ discrimination, as well as also raised the African-American flag to celebrate Juneteenth this past weekend.
Block party: Coventry Road to close for Juneteenth celebration
Officials are shutting down Coventry Road to auto traffic this Sunday to make way for a huge family-friendly Juneteenth celebration with live music, arts, food, and shopping.
In the zone: Archaic zoning regulations can hamper construction of new infill housing
Outdated city zoning codes in many Cleveland communities make new construction virtually impossible on the inner ring suburbs’ smaller vacant lots. But some communities are working toward adapting their codes to accommodate modern-day infill housing to meet a variety of needs.
Inspiring the uninspired: Destination Dream Foundation aims to motivate youth through the arts
Artist and entrepreneur Jada Renee has fond memories of her grandparents’ home on Forest Avenue in the Buckeye neighborhood. Today she has embarked on an ioby crowdfunding campaign to transform the property into INDI Art House — a place dedicated to youth workforce development programming, mental health, and the arts. 
Great authors: Literary Cleveland launches year-long writing residency program
Literary Cleveland is introducing a new, free, Breakthrough Writing Residency program to support emerging writers in Greater Cleveland as they develop book-length writing projects.
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.
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.
Ticket to Ride: Stories of one teen runaway’s quest to meet the Beatles
In 1964, after attending a Beatles concert at Public Auditorium, two teenagers skipped town and ran to England in search of the Fab Four. Nearly 60 years later, Janice Mitchell recounts her antics and how her quest to meet the Beatles led to a career path in journalism and, eventually, as an investigator solving murders.