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Breaking Ground 25Connects is a community planning process that aims to provide the design recommendations and tools to support a future West 25th Street that will support the investment of the RTA’s MetroHealth Line bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

A major transportation makeover for West 25th Street is taking shape

RTA is leading the final stage of 25 Connects—a plan to redevelop West 25th Street between the West Side Market and the MetroHealth campus for a more transit-oriented district.

Breaking Ground Jill and Courtney in the Conifer Collection with the newest addition, a ‘Forest Sky’ Hybrid Pine - Pinus strobus x ayacahuite.

People for Trees: Holden Forests & Gardens launches plan to save Cleveland's tree canopy

Holden Forests & Gardens urges everyone to pledge to plant a tree in its People for Trees initiative—with the goal of planting 15,000 new trees in the Forest City by 2025.

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#PeopleofCLE: Nicole, photographer

Northeast Ohio is changing. These are the people shaping its future. Our latest installment.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Buckeye

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.

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Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for March 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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First three historical marker sites chosen for the African American Civil Rights Trail

The location of the first three markers on the 10-stop African American Civil Rights Trail have been decided. Find out where they will be and why these sites were chosen. 

Breaking Ground Charles Schweinfurth designed 18 homes on Euclid Avenue with the 1910 Mather Mansion being the final one on Euclid Avenue for industrialist and philanthropist Samuel L. Mather.

Charles Schweinfurth: Architect to Cleveland’s ‘carriage trade’

Architect Charles Schweinfurth made a name for himself in the late 1800s by designing homes for the wealthy on Millionaires Row and other Cleveland neighborhoods, as well as iconic landmarks like Trinity Cathedral. Historian Tom Matowitz explores Schweinfurth's life and contributions to Cleveland architecture.

Partner Content Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center’s Unidos por el Arte supports local Latino artists.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Support for Artists grants help creatives shine their brightest

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture implemented its Support for Artists grants in 2019 to ensure it supported more underrepresented and historically marginalized artists. Julia de Burgos Cultural Arts Center is one organization that uses the grants to ensure Latinx creatives are funded, celebrated, and supported.

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The history of the Electoral College: What is it and why do we use it?

Neither the U.S. Constitution nor federal law requires electors to vote for the presidential candidate in their own political parties. Those who vote against their party’s candidate are known as “faithless electors.”


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The Creative Cafe prepares to open its doors in Old Brooklyn

Will Sanchez hasn’t been able to reopen the doors to his vibrant Clark-Fulton art gallery, La Cosecha Galeria, in nearly a year— but that’s not stopping this long-time local artist. Instead, Sanchez is doubling down and opening a new gallery space in Old Brooklyn, replete with a café and retail component.

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Applications open for Citizens Bank annual $10K Small Business Community Champion Awards

The deadline is Monday, March 1 to apply for the Citizens Bank Small Business Community Champion Awards, where small business can win $10,000 for their positive contributions  to their communities.

Breaking Ground Throughout 2021 LAND is partnering with some of Cleveland's most talented artists to create unique gift items to commemorate 10 years starting with this scarf designed by local textile artist Molly Fitzpatrick of DittoHouse.

Made in the CLE: LAND studio celebrates 10th birthday with locally-made gifts to donors

LAND studio is 10 years old this year, and the organization is celebrating with a premium program that offers creations by local artists as thank you gifts for donations.

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#PeopleofCLE: Rebecca, adoption consultant

Northeast Ohio is changing. These are the people shaping its future. Our latest installment.

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Next Generation: Young professionals to learn from mentors at Engage! Cleveland event

Some of Cleveland's most successful businesswomen will come together next week to guide and mentor young professionals at the annual Engage! Cleveland Next Generation of Women event. 

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Indrah makes three: Malayan tiger cub joins Amur cubs at Metroparks Zoo

A two-month old Malayan tiger, Indrah, joins the two Amur tiger cubs at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo to hone their social and behavioral skills. 

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Gordon Square

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.

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Who’s Hiring in CLE: NLDP, NASA, moCa, Botanical Garden, 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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Breaking New Ground: LMM continues its mission to end homelessness

With its Breaking New Ground campaign in full gear, Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry plans to place seven families in permanent homes this year—well on its way to the goal of securing 20 units by 2024.

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I Live Here (Now): Dr. Caitlin Colleary digs her new role at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

No bones about it: it’s been a long and winding road that led Dr. Caitlin Colleary to The Land. A Los Angeles native, the 36-year-old paleontologist arrived in Cleveland last year after a decade spent in South Dakota, England, Panama, and Washington, D.C.

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Eat up: Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week starts Friday

Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week brings you 10 days of dine-in or carry-out food specials from some of your favorite local eateries. 

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Civic visionaries to pitch ideas at seventh annual Accelerate: Citizens Make Change

The Cleveland Leadership Center's seventh annual Accelerate civic pitch competition begins next week, with ideas from 31 presenters.

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Leading from Behind: Seven students honor seven leaders through art projects

The Van Aken District is celebrating Black History Month with a unique student exhibit featuring some prominent, yet seldom recognized, Black women in history.

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On tour: Cleveland City Council president Kevin Kelley launches neighborhood listening sessions

Cleveland City Council president Kevin Kelley will start making the rounds in the city's wards, hosting virtual meetings to hear residents' concerns and needs.

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Brite Winter continues with live and streaming programming

Brite Winter kicks it into high gear tonight and this weekend with live performances at Platform Beer's Phunkenship and The Lot, and virutal streaming of "TwiBrite Zone: Episode 2."

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Cleveland Restoration Society kicks off SNOOP! tours this Saturday with 1891 William H. Ford House

The Cleveland Restoration Society will kick off  its popular SNOOP! tours this weekend with a virtual tour of the William H. Ford House in Ohio City.

Breaking Ground Keynote speakers for ULI’s Building the 21st Century: The Future is Now virtual symposium.  L – R) Ben Hammersley, Debra Lam, Gabe Klein and Tawanna Black.

The Future is Now: Urban Land Institute to host seminar on what cities will look like after COVID-19

Experts will gather virtually at the "Building the 21st Century: The Future is Now" symposium in early March to discuss what downtown will look like after the pandemic—with many businesses already planning to continue remote working permanently. 

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Notorious RBG: New exhibit at Maltz Museum pays tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsberg

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts called Ruth Bader Ginsberg "a tireless and resolute champion of justice." Now,  Beachwood's Maltz Museum celebrates the second woman, and oldest Justice, on the Supreme Court.

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#PeopleofCLE: Erich, urban farmer

Northeast Ohio is changing. These are the people shaping its future. Our latest installment.

Partner Content Sculpture Center’s “Art in Our Midst: Cleveland Outdoor Sculpture Reconsidered” offers an introduction to the city’s public art.

Celebrate the February holidays and beat the winter blahs with arts and culture activities

It may be cold and snowy outside, but there's plenty to do in Cleveland that will shake off the winter blues.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Fairfax

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.

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Support growing for ‘Pay to Stay’ legislation to help curb some evictions

Hard-off tenants currently have little time before landlords can file eviction notices. Eviction prevention laws could buy tenants some extra time to find help.

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Take this survey to let us know what you want to see from NEO SoJo in 2021

As FreshWater Cleveland enters its second year with the Northeast Ohio Solutions Journalism Collaborative, we want to know what our readers want to see in 2021. 

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