Street Level

Reflecting on the transition to autumn as summer comes to a close
As the days get shorter and the air becomes crisp and cool, Brittney Hooper reflects on the magical transition of summer into fall. 
Huge mural in Buckeye celebrates, tells the story of African American history
Cleveland leaders and residents on Saturday gathered in Amos Norwood Mini-Park for the unveiling of artist Anna Arnold's six-foot-by-44-foot mural telling the history of African Americans.
Satanic Panic: Exhibit at the Buckland Museum takes a spooky look at pop culture
Just in time for the Halloween season, a new exhibit at the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft and Majick explores the 80s pop culture obsession with the occult.
Meet the Cleveland nun who has been working on the frontlines of HIV/AIDS for decades
Sister Susan Zion—a member of the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland—founded Ursuline Piazza, an organization in the Detroit Shoreway she founded to address gaps in service for the HIV-positive community. Read what has to say about the group's work.
The new Cleveland Browns season kicks off Sunday: Are you prepared?
The 2021-22 Cleveland Browns football season kicks off this Sunday, Sep. 12. Are you prepared? Take our quiz and test your Browns knowledge!
Answers to our Cleveland Browns trivia quiz
Did you take our Browns trivia quiz already? Check out the answers here. 
Only the Freshest: Fresh Fest returns for second year of multicultural fun, music, activities
Fresh Fest Cleveland returns to Rid-All Farm and Otter Park this month, with a free multicultural festival that includes a farmers market, art installations, hands-on activities and workshops, food and drinks, art vendors, health and wellness activities, and a kids zone filled with fun for the whole family. 
Engage! Cleveland's annual Young Professional Week offers networking, social events
Engage! Cleveland will hold its eighth annual Young Professionals Week later this month, to help attendees network and explore everything Cleveland has to offer.
Editorial: Fingers crossed, many dilemmas as the kids return to school
As her children return to an in-person school year, Brittney Hooper reflects on the past year and shares her concerns as the year moves forward.
Tribute to a Cle archivist: Two history buffs celebrate a career in CSU Special Collections
Bill Barrow retired this summer as head of CSU's Special Collections. FreshWater contributors Angela Bair and Tom Matowitz reflect on Barrow's 20-year career collecting photos, artifacts, and other Cleveland historical items for the collection.
Converge: Artists Archives presents the works of 71 regional artists to share the LGBTQ experience
CONVERGE, a visual art exhibition will feature more than 200 works of art by 71 regional artists and shown across five venues. The exhibit brings together the stories of the LGBTQ+ community, including the struggles with AIDS, the historically underrepresented voices of women, transgender people, and people of color.
Greyt expectations: Thomas Fox says goodbye to CreativeMornings and hello to Greyt Culture
Thomas Fox is infusing fresh new energy into Cleveland's cultural scene with Greyt Culture—offering everything from sunset rooftop concerts to free breakfast lectures.
Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Venues: Author celebrates new book this weekend at the Beachland
Plenty of local music industry pros will be at the Beachland Ballroom this weekend to celebrate the launch of Deanna Adams' newest book, "Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Venues."
Afghan diaspora spotlights crisis through Cleveland rally
Several hundred members of Cleveland's Afghan community rallied on Saturday to voice their worries and feelings about the Taliban takeover.
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.
This retro cigarette machine dispenses $10 works of art by Cleveland creatives
The Cleveland Artifact Machine, aka a restored 1960s-era cigarette machine, will dispense more than 400 pieces of pocket-sized art at an exhibit featuring Ohio artists later this month at Sandusky Cultural Center.
A natural connection: Cleveland nonprofit prepares students for future environmental careers
Expanding on Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Outside initiative, local nonprofit Organic Connects partners with the Cleveland Metroparks to help urban youth connect to nature.
Give me some sugar: Vegan chef and local artist team up to present BRWN SGR Brunch
Vegan chef Chaundrea Simmons and artist Tai Gomez-Curtain are teaming up this weekend to bring an afternoon of food, visual art, and socializing at Current in 78th Street Studios. 
¡Celebramos! Residents gather in Roberto Clemente Park for a day of art and creativity
It was a beautiful day for a party this past Saturday for some fun in the sun at Roberto Clemente Park. So residents came out to celebrate their community. FreshWater managing editor Bob Perkoski took it all in.
Free Stamp: All things free in the #CLE for August 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.