Live CLEVELAND! E-news – March 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.

Mar 2             Walk All over Waterloo
Mar 2-4        Short. Sweet. Film Fest.
Mar 7-10      MAC Basketball Tournament
Mar 9            Walkabout Tremont
Mar 16          Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios in Detroit Shoreway
Mar 17           St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Mar 23          I-X Indoor Amusement Park Opens

Apr 4-15      Cleveland International Film Festival


Historic Hessler Road townhomes are becoming modern-day living apartments>> Artist Scott Pickering Leaves His Colorful Mark on Slavic Village>>

Thriving in Fairfax: How Karamu House got its groove back>>

For Midwest makers, there’s no place like Cleveland Bazaar>>

 MidTown is abuzz with the March opening of Tech Hive>>

 Lunar New Year: A tour of AsiaTown Cleveland>>

Cleveland Neighborhood Progress celebrates 30 years of leadership in Cleveland’s community development industry>> City and Food Bank team up to distribute fresh produce to AsiaTown seniors>>
Living On: How Cleveland is becoming an Age-Friendly City>>
Slovenian festival warms Cleveland with fuzzy monsters, ethnic pride>>
Cleveland to limit West Side Market free parking starting Feb. 27>>
30-something video producer and architectural designer are remaking Hingetown>>
Opportunity Corridor is back on track for 2021 completion>>


Harriett Logan
Shaker Square/Larchmere

Born in Northern New York, Harriett moved to Cleveland in the late 70’s.  She has always considered herself a bookworm but didn’t dedicate herself to them until she opened Loganberry Books on Larchmere in 1994.  Initially specializing in old children’s books, the business grew to where it is today.  Now they have an inventory of over 100,000 new, used, and antiquarian books.  They host community book signings, art openings, show old movies, writing workshops, and poetry open mics. They even do an Edible Books Festival, with the next one happening on April 7th of this year.  Harriett’s business is a neighborhood staple for literature and is a big contributor to the wonderful character of the neighborhood.

“The Larchmere district attracted me with its quirky independence and complete lack of chain stores. It’s more like living in a small town than on the edge of a large city, and that familiarity allows for an informality and honesty in both my personal and professional life”

Calley Mersmann
Detroit Shoreway

Calley grew up just outside of Atlanta, but relocated to Cleveland in 2013 after a few years of spending her summers here. Today, she coordinates Cleveland’s district-wide “Safe Routes to School” program, working with partners across the city to make it safer for kids to walk and bike. They offer educational programming and events in schools, improve pedestrian signage and crosswalk striping at mid-block crossings, and coordinate closely with community groups who are working to make it safer for students. Their latest project is a porch light giveaway in Slavic Village to help brighten the route to school for kids on dark winter mornings. Apart from her job, she also works with a passionate, motivated group of volunteers who produce free summer Open Street events in different Cleveland neighborhoods. On select Sunday afternoons, they temporarily close a mile or more of street to vehicles and open it to all kinds of people-powered movement: walking, biking, dancing, roller skating, playing, music, and art.

“I’ve lived in Detroit Shoreway since I moved to Cleveland, and there is nowhere in the city I’d rather be! Detroit Shoreway is home to people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, with great access to Edgewater Park, recreation centers, and lots of local businesses. I can walk or bike anywhere I need to go! My neighbors care deeply about building a thriving community for everyone, and they provide continual inspiration for living more thoughtfully, compassionately, and impactfully.”

Frank & Gwen Smith

Frank and Gwen have lived in the Fairfax neighborhood since 1984. In 1992 they opened theManna House: Recovery, Resource, and Referral Center. Their mission is to provide intervention and prevention assistance for adolescents and adult substance abusers and their families. Frank and Gwen have also have been leading the charge fighting substance abuse through drug marches, restoring old crack houses, establishing “drug-free zones”, working as drug counselors, and much, much more. Frank was also on the community development board for Fairfax in the 90s.  Their ongoing dedication to serving others and helping fight the addiction issues in the community is a prime example of Cleveland residents making a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

“We live in Fairfax because it is a strong family community and is a prime area for change. As a pastor, I feel the shepard needs to be in the fold with his sheep. I love making connections with the members of this great community”


Tremont – 1048 Literary Rd, Unit 3
Listed by Michele Anderson, Progressive Urban

A fresh, contemporary renovation of this chic urban loft in an iconic Tremont Landmark, Lemko Hall! Open concept, thoughtfully designed, with over 1700 square feet in this spacious two level loft condo. All new kitchen, with hard surfaces, contemporary KraftMade cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Two new ceramic tiled full baths. In suite laundry. All new hard wood flooring on entire first floor which also features exposed brick and high ceilings. Seller open to installing a partition wall, and/or wardrobe on the first floor to define a second bedroom area. Garage parking. Located directly across from Lincoln Park and within walking distance of all that Tremont has to offer!

Clark/Fulton – 3412 Woodbridge Ave
Listed by Michele Anderson, Progressive Urban

Immaculate home, impeccably maintained, and fully updated. Gleaming, recently refinished wood floors on the first floor, natural woodwork, wood floors throughout most of the living areas. First floor bonus room for office or TV room. Large airy, three season room on second floor with new carpeting, custom blinds, and new vinyl windows. Finished basement with a full bath. Substantial investment has been made to this home in the last 5 years including: New roof, siding and gutters, hot water tank, stove. Updated electric wiring. Two car brick garage with a new roof and new garage door. Close to Downtown, Metro Hospital, freeways, and public transportation!


The Family Unity in the Park festival traditionally has taken place at Luke Easter Park.

Home to Luke Easter Park, the largest urban park in the state of Ohio, Mt. Pleasant is an attractive residential community. Rich with African American tradition, this multi-generational neighborhood offers amenities for every age group. Greenspace, recreational activities and neighborhood festivals keep the residents engaged and connected. Only ten minutes from Downtown, Mt. Pleasant is also bordered by Shaker Heights and offers an abundance of convenient retail opportunities.

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