Live CLEVELAND! E-news – April 2018

Don’t miss these incredible events that will take place in the city’s neighborhoods this month. From attending festivals and art walks to participating in farmers’ markets and neighborhood 5ks, there’s no better way to learn about the culture of each unique city neighborhood. Check out for a complete listing of neighborhood events.

Apr 2            Dyngus Day
Apr 4-15      Cleveland International Film Festival
Apr 6            Walk All over Waterloo
Apr 6            Mix @ Cleveland Museum of Art
Apr 6            Indians Home Opener @ Progressive Field
Apr 13          Walkabout Tremont
Apr 20          Third Fridays @  78th Street Studios
Apr 28          Hermes 10 Miler


Full circle: One University Circle prepares to open its doors in April >> Collision Bend Named Best Brewpub in the Nation, USA Today Reports >> Cleveland employers offer incentive for employees to live in, build up neighborhoods near work >>
FRONT announces outdoor projects and big installations for regional exhibit opening July 14 >> MetroHealth committed to developing its neighborhood as well as its campus >> First look: Make way for The Music Settlement in Ohio City >> 

It takes a village: Saucisson looking to double down on Village Feast >>
Choice Neighborhoods grant will help transform CMHA’s Woodhill Homes >>
Color your world: get involved with the Bridge that Bridges campaign in 2018 >>
Cleveland City Council looks at tax incentives to aid Hingetown apartment, retail development plan >>
With Massive Potential State Tax Credit, nuCLEus Could Be Back >>
Cleveland Scene: Welcome to the City Guide 2018 >>



Lindsay Perez

Lindsay was born and raised in rural Marion County, OH. After studying international politics at Bucknell University, she served as an Army officer for four years. She then moved to Cleveland to manage Refugee Health Services at Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP). Since then, she shifted to working on NFP’s community engagement team. Lindsay loves how the position has been a wonderful way to discover the individuals, groups, and organizations doing good around Cleveland. After renting an apartment her first year, she bought an empty house in the Stockyards neighborhood, renovated it, and is now a proud owner-occupant. Currently, Lindsay is working with local government to open a small, mobile urban horsemanship program in her neighborhood. She considers herself lucky to be raised around animals, and knows specifically the social and emotional development that comes from working with horses.  She hopes to bring a pony to Cleveland and offer free programming in partnership with some of the non-profits already doing great work. Learning how to understand, care for, and lead a pony teaches respect and confidence, bringing out the best in kids while creating a great memory for them.

“I’m so grateful to have helpful and welcoming neighbors; whether lending a hand to carry furniture I was stubbornly struggling with myself, or pointing out the best local spots to visit. They’ve made the big city feel like home for this farm girl.”

Michele Crawford

Michele grew up in Cleveland Heights, attended Ohio University, and got her Masters from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She moved back to Cleveland 4 years ago to begin her formal architecture career at Robert P. Madison International. She is currently a Project Manager in the Capital, Construction & Facilities Department at Tri-C where she assists in the development and implementation of new construction, renovations and infrastructure improvements. Michele served on the Ohio Board as Associate Director for the American Institute of Architects in 2017 where she advocated for the voice of associate members throughout the state.  Quite the busy woman, Michele also is involved on the Women In Architecture Committee, the National Organization of Minority Architects, and the advisory committee for Design Diversity. She is on the Board of Directors at Rainey Institute and the Board of Trustees of Midtown Cleveland, Inc., and is consistently involved in youth outreach and mentoring at John Hay High School of Architecture and Design, Citizens Leadership Academy, CollegeNow and the ACE Mentoring Program at Max Hayes High School.  Being involved in so much is both impressive and astounding. On behalf of our city, we thank Michele for all that she does!

“I am intrigued about the development around the city, but particularly am a fan of Midtown because of its potential and leadership goals of creating an equitable community that supports the residents and the business community.”

Marsha Thorton

Marsha was born and raised in Glenville.  After she graduated from The Ohio State University, she came back home to work for the Clerk of Courts and served as a volunteer on the Glenville Festival Foundation committee for over 25 years.  After some time working as a Branch Manager in Euclid, she was hired at Cleveland Clinic as a Program Manager in the Community Relations Department. She has enjoyed this position and never left because working as a Community Advocate is her life passion. This continues as her team at the Cleveland Clinic Langston Hughes Community Health and Education Center manages our Healthy Community Initiative (HCI). This initiative is based on the Community Health Needs Assessment and combines resources such as a partnership with our recreation centers, community development corporations and elected officials within the East Cleveland, Fairfax, Glenville, Hough and Central/Kinsman communities that targets education, nutrition and physical activity. As part of the HCI, three Six Week Health Challenges are held throughout the year. Neighborhood residents representing each area acquire points by attending health and wellness classes and events held at partner locations. Residents are individually recognized for their efforts and the neighborhood earning the most points wins the overall Challenge.

“Glenville is one of Cleveland’s up and coming neighborhoods.  I have witnessed many changes over the years.  However, one thing is constant… that is the spirit of each person that lives here.  We love our community and for those who attended Glenville High School – we are die hard Tarblooders!”


Central – 3645 Community College Ave.
Listed by Howard Hanna

Move in Ready! Just built in 2005, this 3 bed/1.5 bath colonial style home offers 1366 sq.ft of living space. The spacious kitchen is loaded with cabinet space. New dishwasher included. Sellers to add a new A/C unit prior to sale. Freshly painted and carpeted throughout in neutral colors. Bedrooms are upstairs with full bath. Sliders off dining room open to a wood deck that leads out to the backyard with large detached 2 car garage and large privacy fenced backyard. Full unfinished basement including a washer/dryer hookup. Security system in place. Enjoy freeway access to I-71, I-77, I-480, & I-90. Easily accessible to all of Downtown Cleveland. Seller is including a one year limited home warranty through America’s Preferred Home Warranty!

West Park – 16000 Munn Rd.
Listed by Heather Srodek, Howard Hanna

This brick bungalow has beautifully refinished hardwoods throughout that add to the warmth of the home, a spacious living room w/ beautiful fireplace and mantle, a dining room w/ built in cabinets and updated lighting. The updated kitchen features oak cabinets, hickory floors, stainless steel appliances and a movable island! Down the hall is a spacious first floor bedroom w/ door to the huge deck and a full updated bath. Upstairs has 3  bedrooms and a half bath. The 3/4 finished basement has a built-in bar area while the other 1/4 is the laundry/utility area w/ a half bath. It has a detached 2 car garage and updates include: roof (2008), windows (2002), H20 tank (2005), floors (2011), and more!


Located on East 89th St. in Fairfax, Karamu House is the nation’s oldest African American performing arts center.

The Fairfax neighborhood has a rich history and an eye toward the future. It is a growing destination with a variety of housing options, historic and new buildings, public and private schools, places to dine, community resource centers, urban farms, community gardens and green spaces. Located between University Circle and Downtown, it’s home to some of Cleveland’s most treasured institutions, including the Cleveland Clinic, a national leader in healthcare, and Karamu House, the nation’s first multi-cultural theatre.

For more information on the neighborhood, please visit