Live CLEVELAND! E-news – August 2017

The City of Cleveland is made up of 30+ neighborhoods. These neighborhoods are filled with engaging residents, unique places, and entertaining events. Stay in touch with the city with LiveCLEVELAND! We’ll show you the people to meet, places to live, and things to do, and provide you with important news from the city.

The last CLE City Life Tour of 2017 is Saturday August 12th from 10:00am – 12:30pm.
Get your tickets here!

NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: TREMONT

Tremont sits just west of the Cuyahoga and southeast of the Ohio City neighborhood. As one of the oldest sections of Cleveland, Tremont has preserved its rich architectural heritage through careful renovations. Artists flocked to the neighborhood in the 1970s and 1980s, opening studios and galleries that now thrive alongside the neighborhood’s nationally recognized food scene. Today, the neighborhood is also the proud home of many boutique shops, upscale and affordable housing, churches, schools, parks, libraries, and coffee shops.
You can learn more about Tremont at www.tremontwest.org

CITY LIFE: WHERE TO LIVE

11116 Ashbury Ave., Glenville
Offered by: Famicos Foundation
Check out this lovely colonial located very close to the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, the Uptown District, and University Circle museums. The home has been restored, but its traditional and historic charm have been preserved and are incorporated into modern upgrades. As you enter, an inviting living room welcomes you. The formal dining room leads into a beautifully renovated kitchen, with new cabinetry and quartz counter tops. A modern half bath completes the main floor. Upstairs you will find 3 generously sized bedrooms, another full bathroom, and a convenient 2nd floor laundry room. The third floor is also beautifully finished. Other updates that will save you money for years to come include: new plumbing, new HVAC system, newer roof, and much more. The outdoor space of the home offers a large backyard, perfect for summer entertaining, a brand-new 2 car garage, and new concrete driveway. Nothing to do here but move right in and call it home! The home comes with a 10 year tax abatement along with Greater Circle Living grant money available to specific University Circle employees. Learn more here and call for a private showing today!

3651 East 63rd St., Slavic Village
Offered by: Slavic Village Development

Fully renovated 1950’s colonial on a quiet Slavic Village street in close proximity to the revitalized Fleet Avenue. 4 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, a 3-car garage, and over 2,000 square feet of living space. Renovations include: new furnace, hot water tank, electrical, plumbing, roof, siding, kitchen and bathroom fixtures, flooring, paint, and more! The spacious backyard offers plenty of outdoor entertaining space, along with an open first floor layout. Located just 10 minutes from Downtown Cleveland with great access to area highways, as well as both west and east side neighborhoods. One year home warranty included. Call to schedule your showing!
Link with photos: slavicvillagehomes.org/3651-e-63rd-street/

CITY LIFE: MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS

Fred Wilson
Fairfax
Fred Wilson is the founder and owner of the non-profit Cleveland Inner City Boxing Gym. A long-time resident of Cleveland, Fred grew up on Superior Avenue after moving from Arkansas as a child. Fred moved into the Fairfax neighborhood about 15 years ago and started the Cleveland Inner City Boxing Gym, where he teaches young adults boxing skills free of charge. He is the beloved coach of Team 216, the successful boxing team based out of the gym. He says that the deep pride that he and other residents have for their community is different from anything he’s ever seen. He’s proud of the way his community is building up by connecting organizations to people.

Lucille Short
Buckeye – Shaker Square
Lucille Short is a long-time educator, facilitator, and organizer in the Buckeye – Shaker Square neighborhood. She is the president of the Forest Avenue Street Club and has brought a focus on education and the arts to local community organizing efforts with the Arts of Peace Program and Peace Parade, now entering its 21st year. Lucille, who has lived in Buckeye for almost her entire life, is determined to stay and work with her neighbors towards making Buckeye – Shaker Square the best it can be. The neighborhood’s location is her favorite amenity, giving her access to Shaker Square and beautiful views of Downtown Cleveland.


Moneeke Davis
Detroit Shoreway
Moneeke Davis lives in Detroit Shoreway with her husband and five children. As an active community organizer, Moneeke sits on the board of the Detroit Shoreway Community Development Organization, runs a community garden, and organizes the annual Winter Ball for neighborhood youth. She enjoys bringing residents from across Detroit Shoreway together to learn about one another and make connections, which she says helps to build community. Moneeke loves Detroit Shoreway’s eclectic and diverse character. She says, “I love my community and I’m willing to put in the work to make my community a place for everyone and their family.”

CLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE NEWS

Free Arts in August Series at Lincoln Park is Back, and Here s What You Need to Know >>

Ohio City, Kinsman affordable-housing projects among a dozen Northeast Ohio tax-credit winners >>

Innovation Square project to break ground, offers glimpse of Opportunity Corridor growth potential >>

Common Ground events bring hundreds together for a meal and to talk about future of Greater Cleveland >>
Ten finalists selected in Cleveland Chain Reaction project >>
New book tells Cleveland’s story, one resident at a time >>
Detroit Shoreway affordable housing project by RTA rapid station to get underway in August >>
MetroHealth System to form non-profit to revitalize W. 25th Street neighborhood >>
Cleveland community comes together for 14th annual Family Unity in the Park >>
We Plan CLE tour highlights challenges and aspirations for La Villa Hispana on Cleveland’s West Side >>
Cleveland’s Asian food ambassadors, Andy and Jessie Ng, take you on a tour around the plate >>
Cleveland Flats hits critical mass with Margaritaville record opening >>
Tremont Businesses Launch the Sign Guy Instagram Scavenger Hunt Challenge  >>
How Urban Agriculture swept through Cleveland >>
City Fresh marks more than a decade of sharing local food with Northeast Ohio >>
Moving on up: The Edge on Euclid is Downtown’s first off-campus student housing high-rise >>

AUGUST EVENTS

MONDAYS: Village Market
TUESDAYS: Tremont Farmers’ Market, Cleveland Summer Cinema/Old Brooklyn Farmers Market , Midtown Chomp
WEDNESDAYS: Walnut Wednesdays, Wade Oval Wednesdays, Battery Park Farmers Market
THURSDAYS: Jefferson Rocks West ParkEdgewater LIVE
FRIDAYS: Gateway 105 Market, Flat Out Fridays, Euclid Beach LIVE
SATURDAYS: North Union Farmers Market, Shaker Square Concert Series, St. Clair Farm Stand
SUNDAYS: Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market

Arts in August– All month long in Tremont!   

Aug 4 –  Walk all over Waterloo
Aug 11 – Walkabout Tremont
Aug 12 – The Cleveland Flea
Aug 12 –
CLE City Life Tour
Aug 12 –
Glenville Community Festival / Heritage 5k Run & Walk
Aug 12-15 – Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy
Aug 17 –
Jazz for Harvard
Aug 18 – Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios
Aug 19 – SPARX City Hop
Aug 19 –
La Placita
Aug 19-20 –
Flats Festival of the Arts
Aug 20 –
CiCLEvia (Ohio City/Detroit Shoreway)

Check out  LiveCleveland.org/calendar for a complete listing of neighborhood events.  

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