Euclid

Sitting on the shores of Lake Erie, with 233 acres of the Cleveland Metroparks in the Euclid Creek Reservation, Euclid is a mix of industrial and natural landscapes. The city is home to Briardale Greens public golf course, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra, Shore Cultural Centre, and plans are underway to rejuvenate the city’s 56-acre Memorial Park.

The Big Clean: Volunteers haul away nearly three tons of trash in neighborhood competition
Now in its seventh year of friendly competition, The Big Clean between volunteers in the City of Euclid and the Collinwood neighborhood spent last Saturday picking up trash and debris in a massive spring cleaning. Read on to find out which community won and how much total trash was collected.
Reflections of a Troubled Black Man: A journey of healing, mindfulness, and grace
Morris Ervin overcame a troubled past to become a passionate educator and advocate for social justice. His memoir, “Reflections of a Troubled Black Man,” recounts his transformation and his ongoing work to foster empathy and inclusivity in challenging environments. Ervin will host a book signing infused with music and meditation at The Yoga Lab, reflecting his journey and mission.
The birth of Rock & Roll: Heckling Frankie Avalon at a dance
While hanging around at a church dance in Euclid one night, Ralph Horner recalls the unsavory reaction he and his friends displayed toward icon Frankie Avalon when the star stopped in.
Flying bullets: Local filmmaker Johnny Wu releases newest work
Filmmaker Johnny Wu's newest film, "Bullets, Brothers and Blood," featuring a diverse cast, delves into a gripping tale of mistaken identity amid a crime-ridden town. The film premieres this Saturday.
Architect Earl Andrews: Designed and built more than 100 NE Ohio homes, Henn Mansion
Cleveland Masterworks: Earl John Andrews came to Cleveland as a 23-year-old in 1905 to open his architecture practice and went on to design more than 100 homes in University Circle and the eastern suburbs—including a mansion for machine tool tycoon Albert W. Henn.
Support network: Village of Healing wins $1 million grant to combat health inequities
The Village of Healing Center opened its doors in Euclid last year to combat the health inequities Black women experience and the high infant mortality rates in Cuyahoga County. A $1 million St. Luke's Foundation grant will help the organization expand its services and coverage area.
Rooted in nature: Cuyahoga Arts & Culture grants nurture opportunities for new growth.
Northeast Ohio arts and culture organizations are fostering a love for growing food, working in the garden, and teaching others. Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is helping with its 2023 project support grants.
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.
#CLE-ative Groove: Meet Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, dance teachers and co-founders of Island Beats
Our #CLEative Groove series features Q&A profiles on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our next installment with Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, co-founders of Island Beats. 
In the zone: Archaic zoning regulations can hamper construction of new infill housing
Outdated city zoning codes in many Cleveland communities make new construction virtually impossible on the inner ring suburbs’ smaller vacant lots. But some communities are working toward adapting their codes to accommodate modern-day infill housing to meet a variety of needs.
 
Pave your path to publication in FreshWater and go on an Artist's Way journey
Curious about hyperlocal and solutions journalism, or always wanted to do the Artist's Way? Join FreshWater contributing editor Jen Jones Donatelli as she leads two creative cohorts this fall.
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.
HELP is planting the seed for a hydroponic greenhouse in downtown Euclid
Euclid's HELP Harvest Greenhouse will teach life and employment skills by providing both paid employment and on-the-job training in growing hydroponic crops and fresh produce.
A moment in time: Euclid unearths a 65-year-old time capsule from its former YMCA site
Two days ago, a group of 75 curious Euclidians and history buffs gathered to unearth the contents of a 1956 time capsule found inside the cornerstone of the now-defunct YMCA building.
FunMill Films Fest keeps it reel with a down-to-earth festival in Euclid
FunMill Films Fest takes a hyper-local approach, celebrating and showcasing Midwest-made films, with its is second annual event this weekend.
The Big Clean: Euclid, Collinwood residents stage friendly cleanup competition
It may be a friendly competition, but whichever neighborhood gathers the most trash and debris this weekend wins. Will Euclid keep it's undefeated title? Will Collinwood sweep in for its first win?
Welcome to the dollhouse: This CLE single mom is reimagining the classic toy with Play Maysie
For Kayla Lupean, a Christmas night brainstorm has turned into the gift that keeps on giving. 
Fit for a queen: QUEENIAM gives Cleveland youth community and purpose in COVID times
Dameyonna Willis believes that self-love and empowerment are royally important—and that’s exactly why she started QUEENIAM to help young girls thrive. Though COVID-19 has put a cramp in Willis’ in-person meetups, she hasn’t let that stop her, instead creating a vibrant “Queen in Quarantine” virtual program to keep the movement in motion.
Euclid explores potential CDC: How an old idea could spark a new era
A steering committee in Euclid is exploring the potential formation of a new, independent community development corporation to empower residents to help develop their surroundings.
2020 in review: A strange and difficult year, but also a year of hope and progress
Most people would agree, 2020 has been a difficult year. But Northeast Ohio has also witnessed some bright spots amid the darkness. Here's a look back at FreshWater Cleveland's most-read stories of 2020.