#CLE-ative Groove: Meet Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, dance teachers and co-founders of Island Beats
Our #CLEative Groove series features Q&A profiles on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our next installment with Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, co-founders of Island Beats. 
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Outdated city zoning codes in many Cleveland communities make new construction virtually impossible on the inner ring suburbs’ smaller vacant lots.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.
Pave your path to publication in FreshWater and go on an Artist's Way journey
Curious about hyperlocal and solutions journalism, or always wanted to do the Artist's Way? Join FreshWater contributing editor Jen Jones Donatelli as she leads two creative cohorts this fall.
Top of the Tank will create a new gathering and green space in Downtown Euclid
A wastewater treatment plant may not seem like the ideal place for a community park, but leave it to the city with a pioneering waterfront trail to innovate.
HELP is planting the seed for a hydroponic greenhouse in downtown Euclid
Euclid's HELP Harvest Greenhouse will teach life and employment skills by providing both paid employment and on-the-job training in growing hydroponic crops and fresh produce.
A moment in time: Euclid unearths a 65-year-old time capsule from its former YMCA site
Two days ago, a group of 75 curious Euclidians and history buffs gathered to unearth the contents of a 1956 time capsule found inside the cornerstone of the now-defunct YMCA building.
FunMill Films Fest keeps it reel with a down-to-earth festival in Euclid
FunMill Films Fest takes a hyper-local approach, celebrating and showcasing Midwest-made films, with its is second annual event this weekend.
The Big Clean: Euclid, Collinwood residents stage friendly cleanup competition
It may be a friendly competition, but whichever neighborhood gathers the most trash and debris this weekend wins. Will Euclid keep it's undefeated title? Will Collinwood sweep in for its first win?
Welcome to the dollhouse: This CLE single mom is reimagining the classic toy with Play Maysie
For Kayla Lupean, a Christmas night brainstorm has turned into the gift that keeps on giving. 
Fit for a queen: QUEENIAM gives Cleveland youth community and purpose in COVID times
Dameyonna Willis believes that self-love and empowerment are royally important—and that’s exactly why she started QUEENIAM to help young girls thrive. Though COVID-19 has put a cramp in Willis’ in-person meetups, she hasn’t let that stop her, instead creating a vibrant “Queen in Quarantine” virtual program to keep the movement in motion.
Euclid explores potential CDC: How an old idea could spark a new era
A steering committee in Euclid is exploring the potential formation of a new, independent community development corporation to empower residents to help develop their surroundings.
2020 in review: A strange and difficult year, but also a year of hope and progress
Most people would agree, 2020 has been a difficult year. But Northeast Ohio has also witnessed some bright spots amid the darkness. Here's a look back at FreshWater Cleveland's most-read stories of 2020.
A lasting memento of Euclid’s lakefront luxury from Cleveland’s Jazz Age
In 1923 entrepreneur Jim Brown built a house on Lake Erie in Euclid. The six-bedroom home, with accents imported from around the world, still stands proudly today and is on the market for $1.2 million.
Prison-to-employment pipeline brings new manufacturing talent to NEO companies
An innovative new program trains formerly incarcerated job seekers for open jobs in the manufacturing industry.
Let's go outside: 5 hidden jewels to explore amid Cleveland's Emerald Necklace
If fresh air is the only thing getting you through in this age of social distancing, chances are you're looking for some new spots off the beaten path in order to avoid like-minded crowds. Think outside the box with these five spots, which are lesser known but definitely deserve a spot among the "greatest hits" of Cleveland's great outdoors.
With new open-concept and infill housing, Euclid aims to modernize its housing stock
With 1,217 vacant lots in Euclid, infill housing can satisfy market demand for new construction—and a new open-concept home on Pasnow Avenue is leading the way.
#PeopleofCLE: Guy, inspired to help others
"I love helping people, and that’s what my job consisted of. I was more thinking about helping people."
This crash course on 'adulting' offers young CLE professionals a passport to the real world

Memes about adulting have pretty much taken over the Internet, but if Candace Swaisgood has her way, the phrase “bad at adulting” will eventually be a thing of the past. In 2019, Swaisgood launched Adulting: A Crash Course, offering skills-based experiential learning for young adults as they make the transition from college students to young professionals.

From Brazilian to bluegrass music, the Lake Erie Folk Fest keeps it eclectic in Euclid
The sounds of the Lake Erie Folk Fest will soon fill Euclid's Shore Cultural Centre for the fifth year running.
FreshWater editor to teach 12-week 'Artist's Way' course at The Green House in February
Often, when I talk to people I meet in Cleveland about The Artist's Way, they haven't heard of it, but they're intrigued and want to learn more. That's why I'm so excited to once again offer "CLE-ative Groove," a dedicated 12-week course based on Julia Cameron's best-selling book.