Live CLEVELAND! E-news – January 2018

Happy New Year! We wish you good health, happiness, and success in 2018 and beyond.

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. 

Jan 5          Walk All over Waterloo
Jan 12        Walkabout Tremont
Jan 15         Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Jan 15         North Coast Harbor Ice Fest
Jan 19         Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios in Detroit Shoreway
Feb 10         Cleveland Kurentovanje Festival
Feb 24        Brite Winter Fest 


NOACA boosts protected bike lane projects in Cleveland with spending package>> 

After cleanup and demolition, development group is ready to start Cleveland Athletic Club conversion>>

Leaders hope new MetroHealth Line buses boost neighborhood>>

Ohio City office building to be restored to its apartment roots>>

Historic sign will illuminate Old Brooklyn CDC’s new digs>>

A $700,000 grant will help save blighted, vacant homes and beautify CLE neighborhoods>>


Folks Behind Cleveland Culinary Launch & Kitchen Are Set For a Major Expansion, in Space and Services>> 



Darrell Dobson

Mr.Darrell Dobson was born in Cleveland and has lived in the Central/Kinsman neighborhood for 23 years.  A passionate volunteer, Darrell has worked as a cook for Bishop Cosgrove and the Aids Task Force.  His latest efforts involve Bike Cleveland, a non-profit that aims to promote all forms of cycling and advocating for the rights and equality of the cycling community.  Darrell believes biking provides good health, long life, a sense of freedom, and is cost effective.  He loves how biking allows you to experience the city in different ways, discovering the hidden wonder of Cleveland.  He is working now to create youth programs to promote biking and exercise.

“I love my neighborhood because it has great access to shopping, transportation, and is the middle of a wonderful revitalization with new apartments and townhomes being built in the Community College area.”

Susan Zimmerman

Born in Akron and a Cleveland resident since 1979, Susan is a teacher at Kent State and Tri-C.  Over the years she has been on the boards of the Press Club of Cleveland, West Side Community Mental Health Center and Northeast Ohio Jazz Society.  She now volunteers as a tour guide at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum.  She also actively participates in a Bible-Quran discussion group to foster multi-faith understanding.  As a resident of Cudell, Susan is part of an active and cohesive block club /neighbors’ organization / social group called West Boulevard Neighbors. They recently planted tulip bulbs and other flowers at the intersection of West Boulevard and Western Avenue. They hold neighborhood cleanups, and with another block club, Madison-Cudell, hosted a candidates’ night for City Council candidates.“I bought my house on West Boulevard, the most beautiful street in the world because of our double row of London plane trees. I love being halfway between the Shoreway and I-90; I can get Downtown in less than 15 minutes for any of the fantastic events/festivals that are always going on!”

Jessica Rosenlieb
Slavic Village
Jessica was born in Colorado and went to school for technical theater. After college, she traveled around the country, from the central coast of California to St. Louis and Chicago. She landed a job at Cleveland Play House seven years ago. Since then she has worked for several local organizations such as Near West Theater, Parade the Circle (through the Cleveland Museum of Art) and as of a year ago, became the Prop Master at Great Lakes Theater. She recently bought a wonderful house through the Slavic Village Rediscovered Program and is thrilled to become part of the neighborhood.  Recently, in her spare time, she has started volunteering for City Dogs at the Cleveland Kennel.

“People think I am crazy for moving from Colorado to Cleveland, but after living all over the country, I have come to know what I was looking for in a city. Cleveland has all of the things I like about a big city without a lot of the big city problems (like expense and traffic.)  The theater, art, and maker scene is vibrant and inclusive. The food scene is amazing. The Metroparks and Lake Erie are a true treasure, and I can actually afford to buy a house here.”


University Circle/Little Italy – 1895 E 119TH St
Listed by Jake LohserKeller Williams

Enjoy contemporary luxury living in this exceptional townhome. Open floor plan, high ceiling, sleek and sophisticated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, over-sized island with wine refrigerator and beautiful light granite counters. Cozy up in the living room by the fireplace and in the summer entertain guests on your private rooftop deck with built-in outdoor kitchen. The master suite has a private bath with tiled walk-in shower and a large walk-in closet with custom shelving. There is an additional spacious bedroom and bath for guests as well as an office/ bonus space. Attached two car garage. Minutes to Uptown, Case Western Reserve University, and world-class healthcare.

Shaker Square – 13800 Shaker Blvd Unit: 608
Listed by Jake LohserKeller Williams

In Shaker Towers, this luxurious and spacious unit offers 3 large bedrooms with ample storage. It has a large living room and formal dining room ideal for entertaining as well as a kitchen with separate breakfast room. Every inch of this suite is light filled and welcoming with charming detail throughout. Enjoy maintenance-free living complete with 24 hour security as well as beautiful gardens on the grounds. Located in the middle of many amenities including Historic Shaker Square, the Shaker Rapid Line, Coventry, shops and restaurants. Minutes to University Circle and Downtown. Also located in the area eligible for the Greater Circle Livingprogram.


Located on the southeast side of the city, Harvard-Seville offers a safe and stable community with an exceptionally high ownership rate, retail shopping along the Lee Road District, and beautiful parks.  Visit the Lee-Harvard Shopping Center to enjoy the market in the summer or a horse-drawn carriage ride in the winter! For more information on the neighborhood, please visit