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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 LiveCleveland.org/calendar for a complete listing of neighborhood events.
Jun 1 Mix at Cleveland Museum of Art
Jun 1 Flat Out Pride
Jun 1 Walk All Over Waterloo
Jun 1 Little Italy Summer Art Walk
Jun 1 Euclid Beach LIVE (Every Friday)
Jun 3 Larchmere Rock The Blocks
Jun 6 Walnut Wednesday Food Truck Gathering (Every Wednesday)
Jun 7 Edgewater LIVE (Every Thursday)
Jun 8 Vibrant City Awards Lunch
Jun 8 Walkabout Tremont
Jun 8 Flat Out Friday
Jun 9 La Placita Latino Open-Air Market
Jun 9 The Cleveland Flea
Jun 12 Cleveland Summer Cinema in Old Brooklyn (Every Tuesday starting June 12)
Jun 13 WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays (Every Weds Starting June 13)
Jun 15 Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios
Jun 16-17 La Sagrada Latin American Festival
Jun 21 Rockin’ The Warehouse
Jun 28-30 Tri-C JazzFest
Jun 30 Gordon Square Presents
CLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE NEWS
CITY LIFE: MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS
Mary Ellen Tomazic
Mary Ellen has lived in the Cleveland area all her life and in Westown since 1994. She is a volunteer programmer at WCSB, Cleveland State’s student radio station, doing a similar show to the one she did there from 1983 to 1991. Her show, Millions of Dead Chickenheads, features local and global punk rock. It airs every Thursday from 11pm to 1am. She also joined the Westown CDC Board of Directors several years ago to get more involved in her neighborhood. With her background as an entertainment attorney, she initially worked on a music project for kids in the neighborhood with the board and Neighborhood Connections. Her regular work involves legal research and writing for the National Legal Research Group, and she has a small consulting practice working with filmmakers and musicians on their intellectual property issues. She has been a featured speaker on legal issues in filmmaking at the Indiegathering and Horror Hotel Film festivals since 2005.
“I moved to Westown because my brother had moved down the street several years before. The neighborhood was quieter and nicer than where my old house was, but still affordable. The area has nice stores, banks, and also very nice parks nearby like Thrush Park and Halloran Park. I love my house and my beautiful brick street.”
Born in Mississippi, Anita moved to Cleveland at just 6 weeks old. She attended Jane Addams Vocational HS and has always been interested in any form of art. She loves to paint and has been know to wake up at all hours of the night to start a new project and paint into the next day. A fierce crafter, she loves turning everyday items into beautiful works. This passion extends into her work for the community. Since retiring, she founded the Concerned Citizens Community Council (CCCC) in 2008, the only community group that sits in on the housing court every Thursday. The CCCC is a collaborator creating summer programs for youths. They organize a bi-weekly fresh produce truck deliveries for the neighborhood, notary services, cooking and sewing classes, and more. Anita and the CCCC have taken it upon themselves to improve and serve their community.
“I care about this community because I came from a time where the idea was proven that it really did take a village to raise a child….because it helped me raise mine. This community has a rich history and it’s still very much alive.”
CITY LIFE: WHERE TO LIVE
Central – 2403 East 61st St.
Listed by Century 21
This beautiful single family detached 3 bedroom, 2 bath colonial was built in 2006. Large family room with plenty of windows for natural sunlight. The gorgeous dining room leads to an eat-in-kitchen. The master suite has plenty of room for your king sized bed set and also has a walk-in closet. The lower level is finished for the whole family to enjoy and the private fenced-in yard is perfect for your own paradise in the city. Close to everything including all the major hospitals and museums, and only minutes from Downtown where you can enjoy all that our great city has to offer.
Brooklyn Centre – 3868 West 43rd St.
Listed by Progressive Urban Real Estate
Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 full bath on a dead-end brick street that overlooks the zoo! A tasteful and meticulous renovation has been completed over the years by the current owners. Features include beautiful hardwood floors and natural woodwork throughout, living room with fireplace, large dining room with bay window, first floor full bath with ceramic walk-in shower, unique round 2nd floor foyer leading to bedrooms, Master bedroom with screened sitting porch, huge 3rd floor studio/bonus room, 2-car garage with an extra bay for storage and inviting flagstone patio. Updated electrical, newer concrete drive. New furnace in 2006 and roof in 2003.
Slavic Village – 5707 Hege Ave.
Listed by Slavic Village Rediscovered
This home is conveniently located off of Harvard Avenue, just seconds from great highway access via Interstate 77. Inside you’ll find a large living room and eat-in kitchen. One bedroom down and two bedrooms up are all spacious. The home also includes a large yard and garage that backs up to open green space, offering peace and quiet. Walk through now and have the ability to customize the home to your liking during construction! 1300 square feet of home sweet home nestled in the Slavic Village neighborhood.
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT: UNION MILES
This magnificent former Carnegie Library building now serves as a community
development center in the neighborhood.
The Union Miles neighborhood is conveniently located on the southeast side of Cleveland, boasting quiet streets, historic housing, parks, bikeways, and a great sense of community. A 10-minute drive, or a 20-minute bike ride will take residents to places of education, culture and employment in the heart of Cleveland’s Downtown. Check out Union Miles and discover its rich history and the reasons why it is a great place to live, work, and play.Learn more at www.livecleveland.org/unionmiles.