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George B. Post and Francis Millet: An architect and an artist created timeless beauty

Cleveland Masterworks: Architect George B. Post and artist Francis D. Millet are responsible for some of Cleveland's most beautiful treasures crafted at the turn of the 20th Century. 

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Voices on the Vaccine: Science, history, and lived experience influence vaccine choices

In part three of this Voices on the Vaccine series, the Cleveland Documenters talked to more than 40 Clevelanders to hear their views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. What they learned offers a unique window into what influences this important decision.

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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.

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Bartleby supper club will embrace the indulgence of the 1920s with a modern take on giving back

Restauranteur Morgan Yagi says the Bartleby supper club will have a lounge atmosphere with plenty of soft seating, music, and a cozy environment when it opens later this year in the historic United Bank Building in Ohio City.

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House party: Local activists want your ideas for best ways to spend Federal stimulus funds

Cleveland is receiving more than half a billion dollars as part of a federal stimulus package to combat the economic impact of the pandemic. How should that money be spent? Advocacy groups are highlighting community needs through participatory budgeting, where residential input is collected to inform governments on spending.

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Ohio Civics Essential: Upcoming virtual events

This four-part virtual series will feature two panelists and a moderator, and cover themes like “How Your Government Works,” “How Your Courts Work,” and “Your Power as a Citizen.”

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Voices on the Vaccine: Why some Clevelanders are still on the fence about the vaccine

In part two of this Voices on the Vaccine series, the Cleveland Documenters talked to more than 40 Clevelanders to hear their views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. What they learned offers a unique window into what influences this important decision.

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Families face obstacles fighting lead poisoning during pandemic

It’s estimated that 80% of Cleveland’s older housing stock contains lead paint, making those homes potentially harmful to babies and children. But families face hurdles in both testing for lead in their homes and testing their children.

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Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awards more than $438K to eight organizations

The Greater Cleveland COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund awarded $438,298 to eight organizations and groups this week in the 13th cycle of biweekly grants.

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Photos: The 2021 NFL Draft in Cleveland

The 2021 NFL Draft came to Cleveland this past weekend, and FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski captured some of the highlights in this photo essay.

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Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for May 2021

The best things in life are free, indeed, and our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up all the free #CLE events that get our "stamp" of approval.

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Rooms to Let shifts from vacant homes to vacant storefronts in upcoming temporary art event

After taking 2020 off because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rooms to Let: CLE returns to Slavic Village this summer stronger that ever—this time with vacant storefronts and a full-blown arts celebration .

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Voices on the Vaccine: Clevelanders share their reasons for getting their shots

In part one of this Voices on the Vaccine series, the Cleveland Documenters talked to more than 40 Clevelanders to hear their views on getting the COVID-19 vaccine. What they learned offers a unique window into what influences this important decision.

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A legacy of a legend: Jesse Owens oak lives on through clones in Rockefeller Park

The legacy of Jesse Owens was continued last Friday when a clone of one of the oak trees given to Owens after the 1936 Olympics was planted at the Rockefeller Park Lagoon on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on East 9th Street

FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.

Feature Story Matthew Fieldman, vice president of external affairs for MAGNET, operates a collaborative robot that eliminates boring, repetitive, and generally low-skilled jobs, letting people focus on more challenging work.

New MAGNET program designed to boost manufacturing companies’ post-pandemic recovery

The pandemic has been especially tough on small to medium-sized manufacturing companies that have been hit by furloughs, supply chain disruptions, and production shut-downs. MAGNET's new program aims to change this trajectory by providing hands-on consulting and assistance through newly-secured grant funds.

Feature Story Christian Elder's Model Garden program draws on Elder's experience both as a youth educator as well as a lifelong gardener, and has raised approximately half of the money needed through the ioby website.

Returning to arts: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, ioby continue crowdfunding match for third year

The match is on! For the third year in a row, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and ioby have teamed up to support organizations and residents as they make Cuyahoga County more vibrant through the arts.

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Hubbell and Benes: Designers of West Side Market, Wade Chapel, Art Museum, Masonic Auditorium

Cleveland Masterworks: In the early 1900s Benjamin Hubbell and W. Dominick Benes designed some of of Cleveland's most beloved landmarks that are still in use today.

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eNEO2050: NOACA to discuss its transportation and infrastructure plan for an equitable future

NOACA will hold a virtual public meeting to discuss the draft of its eNEO2050 plan—which aligns future transportation and environmental planning initiatives with a focus on equitable access in land use, housing, jobs, health, and economics.  

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Blanket statement: Picnic Party Cleveland brings the picnic trend to The Land

Over the last year, picnics have come back in a big way—thanks to the ability to gather safely in an open-air setting. With the "New York Times" hailing the trend and bespoke picnic companies popping up around the country, Kelly Testa decided to give Cleveland a seat at the proverbial table by launching Picnic Party Cleveland.

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Housing nonprofit provides essential home repairs to Cuyahoga County residents in need

Community Housing Solutions helps to keep vulnerable Cuyahoga County residents safe by using federal, state, and city dollars to make repairs to their homes—especially repairs of mechanical systems like furnaces and hot water tanks.

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#VoicesofCLE murals and other public art welcome 2021 NFL Draft visitors to Cleveland

Ahead of this weekend's 2021 NFL Draft, newly unveiled #VoicesofCLE public artwork will dress the windows of three Downtown locations—meant to spark conversations and inspire change

Street Level Gordon Green and HeatherLily will merge floral, light, and music worlds into an immersive experience that honor of the season’s most vibrant colors.

Gordon Green to transform into 'Chateau de Gordon,' to sip, stroll, and celebrate spring

Gordon Green will become an indoor English garden on Friday, to celebrate spring and all things in bloom this season.

Feature Story Several volunteers with Cleveland nonprofit Medworks prep vaccine doses at Affinity Missionary Baptist Church during a recent vaccine clinic.

Black Cleveland churches host vaccine clinics to protect their flock, and their communities

To combat the racial disparity in COVID-19 vaccinations, several historically Black churches in Cleveland have hosted vaccine clinics since February, through an initiative started by the Greater Cleveland Congregations’ interfaith coalition.

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Who’s Hiring in CLE: NFL Draft jobs, Pizza Whirl, Punch Bowl Social, 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, and how to apply.  

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on Euclid Avenue

FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski provides a peek into the everyday lives of Clevelanders going about their business in the neighborhoods and on the streets of Cleveland.

Feature Story David Sylvan, President, UH Ventures, leading nursing innovation product commercialization workshop in UH's innovation & design center pre-pandemic.

Team players: Cleveland Innovation District is a group effort for local healthcare investment

By working together as a team in the Cleveland Innovation District, the five big local healthcare providers and educators can bring jobs, investment, and breakthrough technologies to the region. 

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