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With a history that includes the nation's first community foundation and community chest, Cleveland is a great place for good. But we can always do more — goodness knows, we need to right now. So here's everything you need to volunteer, be better, give back and make a difference. Plus, we highlight six everyday heroes.

Food + Drink

2 Food Halls Join CLE's Restaurant Scene

Ohio City Galley and Market Hall at the Van Aken District mark Cleveland's first versions of the new foodie trend.

5 Creperies That Are Flat-Out Delicious

We're loyal to classics like Crepes De Luxe, but we also love newcomers such as Brewella's in Lakewood. 

Dinerbar On Clifton Gets Second Chance

With breakfasts such as potato pancakes and dinners like the Parmesan crusted cod, we hope the Lakewood spot sticks around this time.

First Look: Edwins Butcher Shop Offers Fresh Cuts

Three things to know about the restaurant group's latest addition.

Foodie Power Rankings: Top 10 Trends Of 2018

Cleveland, it's been a year. We rank the city's most popular food trends from hot to not.

It's Time To Fall In Love With The Holiday Fruitcake Again

The beloved (or hated) fruitcake deserves to be part of your holiday traditions, say chefs from Polpetta, Luna Bakery & Cafe and Lucky's Cafe.

Lakewood's Distill Table Crafts Beautiful Cocktails

Made with spirits from Western Reserve Distillery, the new restaurant strives to be eco-friendly.

Restaurant Review: Bell & Flower Enters Crowded Dining Scene

Can Chagrin Falls newcomer Bell & Flower win over locals?

Thai Thai Drops Christmas Bubble Tea Saturday

Kiwi Wongpeng, owner of the delicious Lakewood Thai street food spot, celebrates the holidays with this month's themed bubble tea. 

In the CLE

1946: Local Lawyers Get Satirical At City Club

O.W. Hasenflue and Harley McNeal performed as part of the Anvil Revue. 

4 Tips To Light Up Hanukkah

Let your Hanukkah cheer burn bright with our guide to making the most of the Festival of Lights.

Chop One Down: 3 Christmas Tree Farms

Find the perfect tree and much more at Wilcox Tree Farm, Sugar Pines Farm and Medina Christmas Tree Farm.

Christmas Is Around The Corner In Lakewood

Set up annually at Around the Corner, the holiday watering hole is becoming a boozy tradition.

Do Good

With a history that includes the nation's first community foundation and community chest, Cleveland is a great place for good. But we can always do more — goodness knows, we need to right now. So here's everything you need to volunteer, be better, give back and make a difference. Plus, we highlight six everyday heroes.

Do Good: "Doing Good Is About Collectivism"

Cleveland ranks sixth in philanthropic giving and is home to the first community foundation in the nation. We look at the city's rich charitable history and the challenges it faces in the future. 

Do Good: 100 Holes Of Golf In A Day

Patrick Spoerndle shares what it feels like to play 100 straight holes of golf for charity.

Do Good: 15 Ways To Volunteer

Whether you want to help build bikes, mentor at-risk youth or perform magic for sick kids, there's an organization in Northeast Ohio that needs your help. 

Do Good: 3 Health Benefits To Giving Back

Volunteering time and donating money has proven to benefit heart health, mental well-being and more.

Do Good: 6 Tips For Finding A Cleveland Volunteer Opportunity

Finding an interest, a matchmaker and more can help you find the ideal volunteering opportunity.

Do Good: 7 Good Ideas

Follow these 7 tips to make your world a little brighter.

Do Good: Conducting The Polar Express

Michael Babbit shares what it feels like to conduct the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad's Polar Express. 

Do Good: How Gratitude Journals Help Yourself And Those Around You

Ten days using a gratitude journal helps highlight the good things in life — and appreciate that it's not always easy to get there.

Do Good: Millennial Philanthropy

With a focus on doing, sharing and making an impact, millennials are changing the face of philanthropy.

Do Good: The Polar Bear Jump

Heather Pariso shares what it feels like to take the Polar Bear Jump.

Do Good: Timothy Goodman, Alesha Williams On December Cover Collab

All-star designer Timothy Goodman recruited local grad student Alesha Williams to design our December cover.

Do-Gooder: Andrew Schriver Defends Transgender People For Free

After helping a transgender friend navigate a name change, the Lakewood attorney is offering free services to others looking to do it too.

Do-Gooder: Denise Dufala Writes For The Kids

The longtime TV news anchor has transformed a book she wrote as a first-grader into a new anti-bullying story. 

Do-Gooder: Khaled Khatib Fights Natural Disasters

The 65-year-old has volunteered with the American Red Cross after wildfires in California, hurricanes in Texas and North Carolina and tragedies at home.

Do-Gooder: Lamont Maxwell Saved His Neighbor From A Fire

Eighteen years ago, the Akron truck driver ran into a burning two-story home and pulled his elderly neighbor to safety.

Do-Gooder: Paula Hershman Employs Refugee Women

The owner of fair-trade Storehouse Tea Co. helps refugee women find their footing in a new home.

Do-Gooder: Roe Green Follows In Her Philanthropist Father's Footsteps

The philanthropist and advocate has made a profound impact on the arts and other causes she champions.

Editor's Note: Am I Doing Enough To Help Others?

Editor Steve Gleydura hopes Cleveland Magazine's December cover package inspires the community to do good — and have readers ask themselves the hard questions. 

Essay: A Mourner Makes Room For A Friend

Befriending the elderly Elmer at the cemetary was challenging at times but necessary. 

Evidence Of Climate Change At Home

A new study shows why Cleveland needs to wake up to the changing climate in our backyard.

Rent 'A Christmas Story' House

Re-enact all your favorite scenes inside Cleveland's historic holiday haunt.

Say Farewell To 5 Futile 2018 Feuds

Divisiveness defined life in 2018, and Cleveland was far from impervious. In an effort to make things a little less hostile going into 2019, we attempt to get beyond a few local feuds.

The Face Of Basement Waterproofing

NICK DICELLO
Ohio State Waterproofing 

The Face Of Modern Dentistry

CHRIS BILL THEODOROU, DMD
AND “LASER” THE THERAPY DOG
Strongsville Dental & Laser Aesthetics

The Face Of Park Safety And Service

KATHERINE M. DOLAN
Cleveland Metroparks

The Faces Of A Family Surgical Practice

DR. MARK FOGLIETTI AND DR. ALANNA
FOGLIETTI FOSTYK
The Cosmetic Surgery Institute

The Faces Of Accounting

JASON BOGNIARD, CHRISTINE WALTJEN and RANDY MISCH
Apple Growth Partners

The Faces Of Car Washing

BRIAN KRUSZ, NICK RODIA, STEVE MURPHY,JOSH SCHWEITZER, MATT BURGBACHER
Sgt. Clean’s Car Wash

The Faces Of Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

SCOTT GARLOCK, GEORGE SHERNIT, PAUL FERGUSON and KENNY KOBLITZ
The Cleveland Jazz Orchestra

The Faces Of Cleveland Pride

MIKE and LAURA KUBINSKI
CLE Clothing Co. 

The Faces Of Home Energy Savings

GEORGE TRAPPE
Residential Energy Services Co. Ltd.

The Faces Of Homebuilding

KELLI KASMARCAK, JESSICA HIVELY, GREG NOWAK, FRANK AMATO, JIM SEIFER, JAMES MEHOLIC,NATHAN FIJAL and MARLENE HUFFMAN
K. Hovnanian Homes

The Faces Of Luxury Apartments

SAM PETROS AND
MITCHELL SCHNEIDER
One University Circle, Luxury Apartments

The Faces Of Organized Dreams

STEPHANIE and JUAN ANTUNEZ
California Closets

The Faces Of Stone

BHAVIN, NEHA, TANVI AND AADI SHAH
United Stones International

Why We Need Superman Now

Native Clevelander Brian Michael Bendis gives the Man of Steel a modern makeover 80 years after the superhero's creation.

Entertainment

3 Tips To Enjoying A Surreal Dinner Theater

Conni's Avant-Garde Restaurant dishes up a fresh take on the dinner theater concept.

Bring Your Songs Is A Songwriter's Paradise

A gathering of songwriters in RealGrey Record's homegrown Canton studio reveals a committed community of diverse musicians.

'Cleveland Then and Now' Is A Nostalgic Before And After

Laura DeMarco's second book should live on any Clevelander's coffee table in 2019. 

DJ E-V Gives A State Of The CLE Rap Scene

Cleveland's rap scene is on fire, says Cleveland's premier DJ.

Georgia O'Keefe Comes Alive

The new Cleveland Museum of Art exhibit goes beyond the work to show the artist's humanity.

Life Lessons: Michael D. Roberts, Cleveland Journalist

Upon the release of his new book, Hot Type, Cold Beer and Bad News, the legendary reporter talks about the Hough riots, Carl Stokes, journalism and more.

New Technology Helps Tell Holocaust Survivors' Stories

The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage preserves Holocaust survivors' stories with interactive technology.

Theatre In The Circle Shares 'The Gift Of The Magi'

The O. Henry play is being interpreted by local playwright Peter Ekstrom. 

At Home

4 Steps To A Cleveland-Themed Gallery Wall

The blogger behind CLEfashionista shows us how she added some local flavor to her home.

5 Products To Inject Cavern Clay Color Into Your Decor

Sherwin-Williams' 2019 color of the year is a versatile and stylish addition to any home. 

You Can Do It: Make This Simple Holiday Wreath

Salvaged Boutique gives us the yuletide run-down.

Style

Sweet Dish & Darling Melts Our Hearts

Sarah Sampsell pours all her candles by hand.

Travel & Outdoors

Date Night: Behold Joy At The Cleveland Orchestra

Kick off your holiday season with a jubilant performance of Handel's Messiah.

Polar Opposites: Hot and Cold Winter Activities

No matter if you're warm-blooded or cold-blooded, we've got your winter move.