Broadway Buzz: Joe Garry gives the inside scoop on Playhouse Square productions
For nearly two decades, retired Cleveland State University theater studies professor Joe Garry has been hosting classes in Playhouse Square's Upper Allen—providing audiences with behind-the-scenes tidbits and insights into the productions they are about to see at the Allen, Hanna, KeyBank State, Mimi Ohio, or Connor Palace Theatres.
Shaping the future: Union Miles Mt. Pleasant unite as one CDC, initiate renewal plans
Union Miles Development Corporation is adding the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood to its footprint—thanks in part to grants from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and St. Luke's Foundation. Union Miles CDC executive director Roshawn Samples has big goals for revitalizing Cleveland's southeast side and restoring the pride and investment in the neighborhood where she grew up.
Discussing diversity: Engage! Cleveland hosts DEI Conference
Engage! Cleveland recently held its inaugural Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conference at the Cleveland Museum of Art. A sold-out crowd participated in conversations about diversity and listened to speakers discuss how to foster inclusive workplaces, address systemic barriers, promote equitable opportunities, and create a more just and inclusive society.
Full service: Food Bank goes beyond hunger with its new community resource Center
Phase two in the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's three-phase plan to create food stability in Northeast Ohio was completed this month with its Collinwood Community Resource Center—with 16 organizations offering their services on-site.
New Larchmere Homes project is just one step in CHN's mission to ensure affordable housing for all
CHN Housing Partners has the goal of making home ownership available to everyone in Cleveland. With the recent ribbon cutting of Larchmere Homes in Buckeye Shaker, the organization is one step closer to that objective. But CHN officials say there's more to be done.
Marking a century: Inventor Garrett Morgan honored this week on 100 years of the traffic signal
This week marks the 100th anniversary of Clevelander Garrett Morgan's 1923 invention of the traffic signal—calming the growing automobile traffic and curbing collisions with pedestrians. The Willoughby Historical Society and Garrett's descendants have several events planned.
Holiday escape route: Kimpton Schofield offers respite during the holidays
While the holidays can be a wonderful time with family and other loved ones to celebrate the season, sometimes everyone needs an escape. The Kimpton Scofield offers family suites for respite and quality downtime to recharge.
#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.
End of an era: The demolition of TRW's Lyndhurst Headquarters
Cleveland Masterworks: TRW began in Cleveland as a small manufacturing company and evolved into a worldwide leader in the automotive, aviation, and aerospace industries. The 480,000-square-foot headquarters TRW built in 1985 on Frances Payne Bolton's estate in Lyndhurst is now being demolished.
Prix fixe: It’s time to chow down at local eateries during Cleveland Restaurant Week
Cleveland Restaurant Week is in full swing, brought to you by Cleveland Independents and running through Saturday, Nov. 18. Get out and enjoy special three-course, prix fixe dinners created by more than 30 locally-owned, independent restaurants. Mallorca Restaurant owner Laurie Torres gives FreshWater readers the scoop on what's on the menu.
Cultural pride: Hispanic arts and culture organizations celebrate Latino pride through art
National Hispanic Heritage Month occurs earlier in the fall, but Cuyahoga Arts & Culture celebrates Cleveland's Hispanic arts and cultural organizations all year long. Here's a look at five organizations—Cleveland Orchestra, LatinUs Theater, Julia De Burgos, MoCa Cleveland, and Abrepaso Flamenco—focused on Latino pride through the arts and culture programs they produce.
The Golden Age on E. 49th: The cultural melting pot
Ralph Horner recalls the ethnic mix of the residents living in the Goodrich-Kirtland Park neighborhood in the 1950s, reaching racial harmony, and his discovery of photos of his old neighborhood at the Cleveland Public Library.
It’s a date: Enjoy live music, French food at Museum of Art’s Degas exhibit
Cleveland Museum of Art's “Degas and the Laundress: Women, Work, and Impressionism” exhibit depicts a darker side of life as a working woman in 1800s France. On Friday nights, enjoy Date Night with Degas at Provenance Restaurant—with a docent-led tour of the exhibit and live music and French dinner curated by Chef Doug Katz.
James A. Garfield Day: A look at the NEO native and 20th U.S. President
Last month, the Ohio legislature declared Nov. 19 James A. Garfield Day—honoring the 20th U.S. President and Moreland Hills native. FreshWater contributing editor Grant Segal dives into the president's political history, his assassination, and his Ohio legacies in Moreland Hills and at Lake View Cemetery.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Little Italy
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.
Seasonal rhythm: Nature Center hosts free drum circle, campfire tomorrow night
Get into the Fall season! The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes will host a free drum circle on Friday, Nov. 3 with hot chocolate, s'mores, and mellow rhythms.
Open access: Talent attraction remains top-of-mind for Cleveland manufacturers
The manufacturing industry is expected to hire more than 30,000 workers in the next decade, leaving industry leaders and employers like MAGNET, Toward Employment, Precision Metalforming Association, and even CMSD, to create strategies to prepare a robust workforce. The ACCESS to Manufacturing Careers program just may be the answer in Northeast Ohio.
Brown Hoisting & Machinery Co.: From 19th Century industry to 21st Century creative community
Cleveland Masterworks: In the late 1800s, Alexander Brown used his civil engineering degree to develop the Brown Hoist—an automated crane system for unloading ships' cargo that reduced costs and turnaround times. His successful business was housed in the J. Milton Dyer-designed Brownhoist Building in MidTown. Today the building is a gathering space for creatives, small businesses, and collaborators who want to give back to the St. Clair-Superior and MidTown neighborhoods.
Safe at home: Shaping the future of healthy, affordable, and equitable housing
Global Shapers Cleveland Hub and Black Environmental Leaders put together a panel of local housing leaders to discuss Cleveland's housing challenges—like affordable housing shortages, deteriorating infrastructure, and housing segregation—and proposed some solutions at its final Environmental Justice conversation.
The Golden Age on E. 49th: Close friends coming of age together, then traveling separate paths
Ralph Horner reflects on coming of age in the old neighborhood, and how culture and experiences influenced the different paths he and his friends chose in life.