Live CLEVELAND! E-news – February 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.


From the annual Polish Constitution Day to the Pierogi Dash, Slavic Village celebrates its rich, ethnic history while embracing a new active lifestyle that is attractive to today’s city dwellers. The neighborhood is home to Trailside at Morgana Run, a new planned community, as well as Slavic Village Recovery homes – modestly rehabbed homes that are move-in ready and affordable. It also hosts the Morgana Run Trail, the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, Third Federal Savings & Loan headquarters, Cleveland Velodrome, and more. Broadway Slavic Village is a perfect choice for active families who want to enjoy urban living in a setting convenient to Downtown and many other urban attractions. You can learn more at


The Square at 48th – Case Development

From Case Development comes a vibrant and exciting community development project: The Square at 48th! Located in historic Ohio City, The Square offers close proximity to the thriving neighborhoods of Downtown, Gordon Square Arts District, and Hingetown. Enjoy living close to Cleveland gems such as the West Side Market and Great Lakes Brewing Company, with close access to the RTA. This development of modern and sleek townhomes offers two bedroom floor plans, with a master bedroom, gourmet kitchen, bamboo floors and attached garages available in each unit. These homes are also eligible for 15-year tax abatement from the City of Cleveland. Built into the property are green initiatives such as Energy Star low e-windows and high efficiency HVAC systems. Prices start in the upper $270’s and vary based on the individual unit. Discover what city living has waiting for you and find your new home on the near west side today! Renderings and information available upon request.

Contact INFO@KWNEWHOMESTEAM.COM to make an appointment.


Marcia D. Hood
Harvard/Lee Seville

Meet Marcia D. Hood from the Harvard/Lee Seville neighborhood! Marcia is a self-employed tax accountant, and for 25 years has helped churches and non-profits in the area. She is also the youth coordinator at the Harvard Community Services Center with a mission to join youth from the southeast side neighborhoods to engage in their communities and provide leadership opportunities.
Marcia enjoys biking, listening to live jazz and helping others at every given opportunity.  Marcia loves the parks, theater district and the excitement of the major sports teams. She takes her passion for helping others into her neighborhood every day. Says Marcia, “My daily passion is with the youth and taking every opportunity I can to spend time with them. I hope to instill in them the value of education, respect, and the exposure to the various things life has to offer so our city may continue to strive.”

Melinda Placko
West Park

Melinda Plako is from West Park. She is a teaching artist in the Cleveland area and works with local youth making collage drawings, mail art and public art pieces that can be seen throughout the neighborhood. She is also responsible for the menu boards at Bloom Bakery. Along with this work, Melinda is a member of the International Union of Mail Artists and is on the board at the Cleveland West Art League.
With so much going on, it’s good that Melinda is able to take her work home with her. She loves her location near Jefferson Park because she is able to have an in-home studio that gives her the ability to live and work in the community. When it comes to her love of the city, Melinda tells us “I love Cleveland for the lake wind and the serious food. Clevelanders are unpretentious and bighearted and easy to live with. Our culturally diverse city is the perfect place to raise my family”.


Nic Abraham
Slavic Village

Nic Abraham is a digital marketing manager for WTWH media and lives in Slavic Village. In addition to her marketing job, Nic seems to do it all! She is a vendor at the Village Market, maker and seller of Delicate Skin Essentials Skin Care Products, and one of four Slavic Village Climate Ambassadors who work in the neighborhood to educate residents on the impacts of climate change in the neighborhood. Nic is a committed Clevelander, and loves both her neighborhood and her city. She enjoys living in Slavic village because she can be a voice for positive change in the area. She states, “I look forward to being a part of Cleveland’s continued progress”.

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All month long, ice skate at University Circle, Public Square and Halloran Park

Feb 3  – Walk all over Waterloo
Feb 10 – Walkabout Tremont
Feb 17 – Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios
Feb 17 – Downtown Cleveland Restaurant Week begins
Feb 18 – Brite Winter Festival
Feb 25 – Cleveland Kurentovanje

Mar 29 – Save the Date: Cleveland International Film Festival begins

Check out for a complete listing of neighborhood events.