Monday, July 15, 2024

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Building boom: South Euclid expands, diversifies housing stock
Driven by strong demand, the City of South Euclid has five major housing projects in the works. Working with One South Euclid, these projects diversify housing options and show the city's commitment to growth and community enrichment by adding single-family homes, townhomes, custom houses, and infill housing for young professionals, families, and empty nesters alike.
Semifinalists announced: 21 businesses make the cut in Cleveland Chain Reaction season seven
Greater Cleveland Partnership’s (GCP) Council of Smaller Enterprises (COSE) announced yesterday, Tuesday, July 9, that 21 businesses will advance to the semifinals in season seven of Cleveland Chain Reaction, a neighborhood economic development project and small business pitch competition. Find out who made the cut!
Uplifting neighborhoods: Mandel Foundation programs produce community, CDC leaders
The Mandel Foundation's Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP) has been producing neighborhood leaders since 2006. The younger Community Development Corporation Leadership Program (CDCLP) successfully empowers CDC leaders to create positive change in the communities they represent. Both programs are now looking for the next cohort of community leaders.
Health equity on stage: ‘Bike Vessel’ screening, discussion, and community bike ride with Mayor Bibb
The Saint Luke's Foundation, The City Club of Cleveland, Bike Your Neighborhood Cleveland, and the Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival will present a free film screening of “Bike Vessel” this Friday, with a community bike ride with Cleveland Mayor Justin Bibb on Saturday, to raise awareness, spark inspiration, conversation, and promote health equity through cycling.
Seeds of Literacy to expand program with $25,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant
Seeds of Literacy, which helps 1,500 adults each year on their path to earning their high school equivalency, was recently awarded a $25,000 Spectrum Digital Education grant to expand its virtual classroom, hire additional tutors, and buy equipment to serve adults in literacy needs and earning their GEDs.
GardenWalk Cleveland: Changing neighborhood perceptions through creative landscapes
GardenWalk Cleveland will feature more than 400 gardens in 11 Cleveland neighborhoods this weekend—showing off the work, creativity, and neighborhood pride of local gardeners.

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#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on St. Clair 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.
Building the future: Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry turns to 3D to house the homeless
Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry is piloting a 3D-printed affordable housing project to create two homes for those at risk of experiencing homelessness. Cleveland City Council provided $500,000 for the project championed by Council member Stephanie D. Howse-Jones.
A century of celebration: Ever-expanding Cleveland Cultural Gardens embraces city’s diversity
Built on 254 acres in Rockefeller Park, the Cleveland Cultural Gardens opened in 1916 with what is today known as the British Cultural Garden. Today, 108 years later, there are 35 gardens that celebrate a world of ethnicities and cultures. As the World on Stage series starts this weekend, and with One World Day in August, contributing editor Grant Segall looks at the history of Cleveland's cultural gem.
Classically Lake View Concert series to feature chamber music by Black composers
Oberlin Conservatory of Music rising senior Damian Goggans and musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra will perform the works of forgotten Clevelander, 19th Century composer Justin Holland, at Lake View Cemetery's Classically Lake View chamber music concert series on Sunday, July 7.
CLE icons: H. Leslie Adams becomes seventh member of WRHS African American Art/History Walk
The Western Reserve Historical Society recently unveiled composer and educator Dr. Harrison Leslie Adams, Jr. as the seventh notable figure in its African American Art/History Walk in University Circle. The public art installation celebrates the achievements of Black history-makers and artists in Cleveland through a mural with QR links to The HistoryMakers biographies.
 Literary Cleveland launches anthology written by unhoused Clevelanders
This Thursday, June 27, Literary Cleveland will release its new print anthology of poems, stories, and essays written by Cleveland teens experiencing homelessness. The anthology was created and curated by artist RA Washington under his Amplify Fellowship. The free launch party will be held at Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry's 2100 Lakeside Men's Shelter.
Take a hike: Cuyahoga Valley National Park’s Trails Council releases new trail guide
This Saturday, June 29 in Peninsula, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park and the Cuyahoga Valley Trails Council will celebrate the release of the fourth edition of the CVNP Trail Guide—designed around hikers of all abilities and interests.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot in Playhouse 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.
Faith in action: Church deacon harnesses business skills to serve those in need
Lou Primozic, a deacon with the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, and a background in business, followed his calling and founded I'm In Ministry 12 years ago to serve the area's working poor with a volunteer network of organizations and individuals.
Library jam session: East Cleveland Public Library Sunday concert series wows audiences
Live music has been a staple at the East Cleveland Public Library, thanks to former library executive director Greg Reese. A jazz lover and sax player, Reese first started the Sunday Concert Series at ECPL as a way to attract more Black men to the institution in the 1980s, and the series is going strong and will resume in August.
How I became a St. James altar boy: Father Bothe and the magnitudes of religion and war
In his final installment of "How I became a St. James altar boy," Ralph Horner shares his experiences with Father Bothe, assistant pastor to Father Peterson, and compares the magnitudes of both religion and war.
Rediscovering history: Veterans Memorial Bridge open for exploration
The Veterans Memorial Bridge will be open this weekend for Cuyahoga County’s Rediscover the Veterans Memorial Bridge, part of Canalway Partners' Cleveland History Days. Artist Chuck Karnak's installation "Go Dream" will add to the excitement with kinetic sculptures suspended from the bridge's ceiling. Historic Gateway Neighborhood Corporation will also host its Take A Hike Tours of the bridge throughout the summer.
Saint Luke’s Foundation Resident Advancement Committee awards grants to resident-led organizations
Earlier this month, the Saint Luke’s Foundation’s 10-member Resident Advancement Committee (RAC) awarded $40,257 in grants to seven organizations operating in the St. Luke’s footprint. The investments address social determinants of health—including educational attainment, financial stability, healthy eating and active living, safe and affordable housing, social connections—to help strengthen the four neighborhoods.
Raiders of the Lost Art: Artist celebrates the life of late partner, artist David Batz
Cleveland Heights artist Robert Jursinski is about to share the works of his late partner and multi-talented artist David Batz in the exhibit Raiders of the Lost Art. The exhibit celebrates Batz' talents 30 years after his untimely death at 78th Street Studios and Ohio Design Centre.
Starlight celebrations: CVNP Conservancy hosts two special events this weekend
Enjoy the beauty of the Cuyahoga Valley National Park under the stars this weekend when the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park hosts two evening fundraisers—dinner and dancing to live music at Elevation; and a light hike, cocktails, and elegant dinner at Topography. Proceeds from both events fund the Conservancy's Trails Now Fund to keep CVNP's 140 miles of trails and bridges safe and beautiful.
CMA kicks off Third Thursdays series this week at Transformer Station
The Cleveland Museum of Art and Ideastream Public Media kick off their Third Thursdays series with live local music from Talons' and related conversations, this Thursday, June 20 at CMA's newest venue, the Transformer Station in Hingetown. This week's show is sold out, so don't miss your chance to attend the future free Third Thursdays this summer.
#StreetsofCLE: Snapshot on West 130th 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.
Lucky 13: International Horror Hotel Film Fest to haunt Crown Plaza
The International Horror Hotel Film Festival will screen more than 150 films nominated to win in more than two dozen categories. Held at the Crowne Plaza Cleveland Airport, the festival features networking, competitions, and expert advice for both aspiring and successful filmmakers, as well as for horror film fans.
A clear vision: Arts nonprofit unveils Cleveland’s vibrant Mexican heritage
The newly minted arts and culture nonprofit AlmaVision: Cultura y Más, an arts and cultural center focused on Mexican and other underrepresented communities, will open its Hecho en CLE exhibit this weekend at Ingenuity Cleveland. The exhibit tells the stories of Cleveland's Mexican community through photos.
How I became a St. James altar boy: New heights with Father Pete
Ralph Horner writes about growing up near St. James Church in Goodrich-Kirtland Park, how he met Father Pete and became an altar boy and “a high Anglo Catholic, but not under the Pope Pius XII,” and the first time he saw the mansions of Cleveland Heights and Shaker Heights.

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