Gardening victories: From war gardens to community gardens, Clevelanders have green thumbs
As Memorial Day weekend and the summer planting season approach, the FreshWater staff took a look at Cleveland’s history of community gardening to support the country’s war efforts and help with food insecurity.
Flat Iron Café: Cleveland’s oldest Irish bar
Cleveland Masterworks: The Flat Iron Cafe was established in 1910 on the east bank of the Flats, serving as a hotel and bar for hungry and tired workers and sailors. Today, 113 years later, the bar is still a Flats favorite.
Regional high school theater programs honored at Playhouse Square’s Dazzle Awards
Area high school thespians were honored last weekend at Playhouse Square's Dazzle Awards competition. Read who the winners were here.
Rumbles of E. 49th: ‘Never mind, dummy’
Ralph Horner was alone on the playground early one morning when his group's rivals, the Gashouse Bots, showed up. Horner averted a fight by playing stupid.
Clean and Beautiful: Advocacy group plans second neighborhood clean-up event in Mount Pleasant
Neighborhood advocacy group Clean and Beautiful Cleveland Block2Block is on a mission to clean up Cleveland neighborhoods, one street at a time. On June 3, the group will be in Mount Pleasant, picking up litter and planting flowers. Volunteers are needed!
Enhancing nature: Metroparks' Zimmerman has spent past 13 years on improvements, more to come
Many positive changes have occurred at the Cleveland Metroparks since Brian Zimmerman took over as CEO in 2010, with many more projects ongoing and on the horizon.
Local filmmaker showcases Northeast Ohio in his upcoming movie “Calendar”
Highland Heights native and award-winning film director and producer Nick Muhlbach's latest film, “Calendar” will premiere this Saturday, May 27 at Euclid’s Atlas Lakeshore Cinemas.
Welcome signs: Waypoint locations in the skies direct and amuse pilots
When pilots are heading into Cleveland, they know they're close when they hit GPS waypoints on their radar listing LBRON, TRYBE, or ROCKIN. Grant Segall explores what these clever five-letter waypoints stand for, and some other interesting handles elsewhere in Ohio and around the country.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in East Cleveland
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.
Warner & Swasey Observatory: A hilltop gem turned architectural relic
Cleveland Masterworks: In 1919 Worcester Warner and Ambrose Swasey built an observatory on a hill in East Cleveland, intending to use it for their own interests. In 1920, the partners in Warner & Swasey Company decided to gift the land and the observatory to Case School of Applied Science. For 60 years the facility was used for groundbreaking astronomical research before the city's light pollution forced it to close. Today, the observatory sits abandoned, decayed, and vandalized—a ghost of its former glory.
Rumbles of E. 49th: Catch us if you can
Ralph Horner and his buddies were good at eluding the police when they were hanging out at the Superior-Luther playground, except once when one member of the group made one wrong move.
Time to shine: Playhouse Square's Dazzle Awards build community for high school performing artists
It's local high school students' time to shine for their work in musical theater. Playhouse Square this weekend hosts its annual Dazzle Awards at the the KeyBank State Theatre.
Who’s Hiring in the #CLE: Cleveland Play House, MedWish, FreshWater, 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.
New cybersecurity compliance a potential boon for local manufacturing firms
Manufacturing companies are learning the importance of achieving the Department of Defense's Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, and the benefits that come along with it.
Cleveland Restoration Society to reveal seventh Cleveland Civil Rights Trail marker
The Cleveland Restoration Society and the Cleveland Browns will unveil the seventh Cleveland Civil Right Trail marker, honoring Muhammad Ali, who refused to accept the Vietnam draft based on religious beliefs, and the athletes and supporters who stood with him at the Ali Summit.
Metroparks Zoo prepares to open Susie’s Bear Hollow habitat
Early this summer the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo will open its new Bear Hollow, an $8.5 million 18,600 square foot facility. Designed by Van Auken Akins and WDM Architects, the habitat will house two adult Andean bears and two adult sloth bears.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on West 25th 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.
Hanging out: Group aims to turn Coventry space into an outdoor living room
A group of Coventry residents and artists wants to turn Harvey Pekar Park on Coventry into an outdoor living room to encourage socializing and increase foot traffic to local businesses. The group is raising money through the ioby and Cuyahoga Arts & Cuyahoga Arts & Culture match program.
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture opens 2024 grant funding opportunities
Cuyahoga Arts & Culture has opened applications for 2024 funding to nonprofit organizations presenting arts and cultural programs in Cuyahoga County. Learn about the programs and how to apply!
'Damn Fine Dog': Genomic sequencing allows researchers to investigate Balto’s pedigree
Cleveland Museum of Natural History has helped unlock DNA for sequencing and genomics knowledge for Balto, the sled dog who in a blizzard helped deliver lifesaving medicine during an outbreak of diphtheria .