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.
CLE NEIGHBORHOODS IN THE NEWS
New ‘Thrive 105-93’ plan shows room for plenty of growth on Cleveland’s East Side>> West 25th Street bus line will be upgraded and carry MetroHealth logo>> Downtown Cleveland Celebrates Milestone of 15,000 Residents Making it the Largest Downtown in the State of Ohio>> ‘Mortgage desert’ gets helping hand>> How Quality Education Options Lead Families to Stay in Cleveland>> Apartment conversion pitched for old motel>> Harbor Verandas project is next step in lakefront community living Downtown>> Tremont’s Olney mansion and gallery coming back to life>> Children’s Museum of Cleveland to hold grand opening in November>> West side story: The West Side Market enters a new era at 94 percent occupancy>>
CITY LIFE: MEET YOUR NEIGHBORS
Chuck Carter HoughChuck Carter is a lifelong Clevelander and currently resides in Hough. After decades of employment with the City of Cleveland – much of it spent as Director of the Glenville Rec Center – he retired, but maintained his passion for sports and recreation. A volunteer gig at the newly refurbished League Park in Hough soon turned into a part-time job, allowing him to spend time in the park and assist young baseball players fine tune their skills. “What you have to understand is that you’re looking at a facility in the inner city,” he says. “And not just in the inner city, but East 66th and Lexington – less than a mile from where racial unrest escalated to violence in 1966. “This is the type of facility you’d expect to see in Westlake or somewhere like that,” he says. “So it’s bringing back a sense of pride and self-esteem to the neighborhood, but it’s also bringing people from outside back here.” *Excerpt from This is Where I Live: Cleveland People and Their Neighborhoods; available at LiveCleveland.org/shop
Johnny Wu Edgewater
Johnny Wu arrived in the United States in 1986. He is an immigrant and entrepreneur that has made a name for himself in Cleveland. He owns a branding, marketing and video production company and is a co-founder of the Cleveland Asian Festival. On his journey to Cleveland: Wu had no idea what to expect. He’d been born in the city, but had been just a year old when his family moved away – first to their native Taiwan, then to Panama where his father worked for the Taiwanese diplomatic corps. For Wu, Cleveland had always been an intriguing mystery. It was a city where he was deeply rooted – but about which he had no memory. “It was this random place and no one in Panama knew much about it”, he says. “I didn’t either, and I wanted to find out.” *Excerpt from This is Where I Live: Cleveland People and Their Neighborhoods; available at LiveCleveland.org/shop
Mama Fasi Union Miles
Mama Fasi has been a fixture on the Cleveland arts scene for nearly a half century. She is the founder of the Imani Dance Troup and has worked as a theatre artist for Karamu House in Fairfax. She teaches in juvenile detention centers, community theatres and group homes, and works with students of all ages. In all her sessions, she teaches drumming as a path to self-confidence and living a productive life. “We always look to others for approval,” she says sitting for an interview after a session with 8th grade girls, “But I can’t help you. I can create a safe environment and give you the rhythm. But if you try to play what I or anyone else is playing, you’ll get pulled off course.” The lesson is a powerful one at any age, but especially important in adolescence, she says, when kids are most prone to mimicking peers they perceive as having higher status or popularity. *Excerpt from This is Where I Live: Cleveland People and Their Neighborhoods; available at LiveCleveland.org/shop
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