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Glenville's Apartment By The Park

In her Glenville apartment building, Julie Ezelle-Patton cultivates a community of artists and preserves her mother's legacy as a painter. But new development threatens it all.

Spa Guide: 20 Best Northeast Ohio Spas

Unplug. Unwind. Uncoil. Step into one of these 20 Northeast Ohio spas to undo all the built-up tension and anxiety with a relaxing massage, facial or body treatment. The world is a stressed-out mess. You shouldn’t be.

Food + Drink

4 Ways To Cook With Chocolate

Chefs from Larder, Pompadour, Hook & Hook and Saucisson help us elevate Valentine's Dinner with rich, decadent chocolate.

5 Local Snacks To Munch On

From Chill Pop's fruit pops to Saucisson's beef jerky, elevate your between-meal meals. 

Any Thyme Any Plate Changes To-Go Dining

The Burton-Based duo brings food to places without kitchens such as the Westside Flea and Sibling Revelry Brewing.

Bull & Bird Steakhouse's Charm Is In The Details

The Chagrin Falls restaurant focuses on the little things to create a memorable dining experience.

Fried Chicken Is Barberton's Defining Food

Local author Ron Koltnow writes about why he loved growing up on the dish in his new book.

Rood Food Elevates The Slider

Build your own mini sandwich with things like barbeque-grilled jackfruit, whiskey flank steak and more at this pink-hued Lakewood spot.

Sesame & Soy Blends Chinese, Taiwanese and American Fares

We show you a few dishes to try at this Tremont spot.

Three Things To Know: The Still House

The Tuscan-inspired chapel wine drinking room is the latest from Gervasi Vineyard.

In the CLE

12 Must-Go Places In Cuyahoga Falls

From bites at Flury's Cafe to sips at HiHo Brewing, we give you an itinerary for a great day in Cuyahoga Falls.

1959: Curious Kiddo Checks Out Italian Culture

The event at Cleveland's downtown Arcade kicked off a campaign of letter writing.

Brian Skerry Dives Deep

The National Geographic photojournalist takes viewers under water in his Playhouse Square appearance this month.

Brite Winter Celebrates 10 Years

In honor of the outdoor winter festival's 10th anniversary, we give you 10 reasons not to miss Brite Winter 2019, held Feb. 23 on the West Bank of the Flats.

Cleveland Public Library Turns 150

We share five reasons the 28-branch institution still matters.

Donald Daters Makes Dating Great Again

Emily Moreno's political affiliation caused a few dates to go south — so she created a dating app for devotees of President Donald Trump.

Editor's Note: We All Need To Chill

This month's "20 Best Spas" package fills a need some of us don't even realize we have. 

Glenville's Apartment By The Park

In her Glenville apartment building, Julie Ezelle-Patton cultivates a community of artists and preserves her mother's legacy as a painter. But new development threatens it all.

GM's Lordstown Plant: By The Numbers

As the city prepares for the fallout from the plant's closure, we take a look at the devastating numbers, which tell a story. 

Scouting The Cleveland Dating Scene

Finding love in Cleveland isn't the loveliest experience. Until it is. 

Skidmark Garage Revives Shop Class

The community-based garage's Motogo project, a mobile shop class, launches this month.

Studio 105 Teaches Creativity

The creative arts center, which aims to improve students' leadership skills and confidence through art, opens a second location in the Glenville and Hough neighborhood.

The Greatest Snowball Fight Ever

A daughter combs through the dispatches of her father, the general of Cleveland's biggest snowball fight.

Entertainment

"Good Kids, Bad City" Examines A '70s Wrongful Conviction

In his new book, The Washington Post's Kyle Swenson examines the wrongful conviction of three Clevelanders and the flawed justice system that imprisoned them.

Cleveland Music Figures Remember Glenn Schwartz

Dan Auerbach, Cindy Barber and Ray Flanagan reflect on the influence, humanity and musicianship of the James Gang guitarist.

Lee Chilcote Discovers "How To Live In Ruins"

This book of poetry examines how life flourishes in dying city.

Metallica Returns To Cleveland For The First Time In A Decade

Host of WJCU's Metal on Metal Bill Peters remembers when the up-and-coming band played a packed Agora in 1983.

Raul de Nieves Sculpts His Mexican Identity

The New York City-based artist exhibits his fantastically detailed work at Cleveland Museum of Art's Transformer Station this month.

Signals Midwest Celebrates Decade Of DIY Punk

A decade in with no signs of slowing down, Signals Midwest reflects on the DIY community that helped it thrive. 

At Home

5 Ways To Design Around Things You Love

From your favorite colors to meaningful antiques, these decorating tips can make a house your home.

A Run-Down Rental Gets A Scandinavian Makeover

Harmoni Designs and Harmoni Build revive a Cleveland Heights home with an open floor plan, reconfigured second-floor and more.

How To Pick The Right Wood For Your Decor

We explore 3 Barn Doors' raw slabs and discover how to choose wood for your space. Plus, three shopping tips.

Step Inside 3 Barn Doors

WATCH: Owner and former Cleveland Indians outfielder Aaron Cunningham gives us a tour of his custom woodworking shop in Cleveland.

Style

Spa Guide: Hospitals Get In The Spa Game

We take a look at two local hospitals that are putting their minds behind the whole mind, body and spirit movement.

Pattern Play Glass Crafts Geometric Gems

The jewlery shop in Midtown deals S. Jordan Fine's hand-made wares.

Spa Guide: 20 Best Northeast Ohio Spas

Unplug. Unwind. Uncoil. Step into one of these 20 Northeast Ohio spas to undo all the built-up tension and anxiety with a relaxing massage, facial or body treatment. The world is a stressed-out mess. You shouldn’t be.

Spa Guide: 3 Alt-Spas

Relax, there's an alternative. If traditional spas aren't for you, try one of these different approaches.

Spa Guide: 4 Tips To Hitting Peak Chill-Mode

Get out of your head. We'll show you exactly how to do it.

Spa Guide: 5 Ingredients For Soft Skin

Sugar, bamboo and more give you the smoothness you've been looking for.

Spa Guide: A White Pond Paradise Salon and Day Spa

This Akron salon is a pamper paradise.

Spa Guide: AJ's Spa Millennium

Your life is never too busy for a stop at this Beachwood spa.

Spa Guide: Bella Capelli Sanctuario

This Westlake spa invented much more than just a new word for tranquility.

Spa Guide: Benefits of 5 Essential Oils

Sure, they smell good, but lemongrass, lavender and other essential oils are filled with some good-for-you benefits, too.

Spa Guide: Charles Scott Salons and Spas

A secret scent replaces cell phone service at this spa with locations in Rocky River and Westlake.

Spa Guide: How To Pick The Right Spa

Make sure your potential chill-out spot checks these four boxes.

Spa Guide: John Robert's Spa

Fortune 500-level service sets this local chain apart.

Spa Guide: La Look Skincare and Makeup Boutique

Entering this Chagrin Falls sanctuary is like entering a fantasy world.

Spa Guide: Ladies & Gentlemen Salon and Spa

In Mentor and Lyndhurst, this salon and spa is a hidden getaway in busy shopping hubs.

Spa Guide: Lulu Tru Holistic Beauty and Wellness

In Burton, tranquility enthusiasts flock to this down-home spa.

Spa Guide: Luxe Day Spa's Men's Anti-Aging Facial

This treatment in Chagrin Falls is like an IRL Instagram filter.

Spa Guide: Mario's International Spa and Hotel

This Aurora spa is a transformative experience.

Spa Guide: Options Salon & Spa

Dip your toe and be converted to a spa believer at this Fairview Park spot.

Spa Guide: Quintana's Barber & Dream Spa

This speakeasy in Cleveland Heights is a tall-glass of chill.

Spa Guide: Sacred Hour's Drunken Lotus Massage

This Lakewood sake soak and deep tissue massage leaves you wobbly.

Spa Guide: Spa Walden's Rose Quartz Facial

Roll up to this Aurora spa to return to a more youthful state. 

Spa Guide: Spa West

The ritzy-ness of this Westlake estate offers a lux experience.

Spa Guide: The Oaks Massotherapy & Botanical Spa's Thai Massage

The treatment at this Rocky River spot redefines putting your back into it.

Spa Guide: The Spa At Glenmoor

Center yourself as you look out at the open Canton sky under the glass ceiling of this former seminary.

Spa Guide: The Spa At Yellow Creek

This Akron spa in a former church takes a ritualistic approach.

Spa Guide: Trilogy Spa's Moisture Drench Skin Conditioning Treatment

Work stress melts away — just like your toxins and dry skin — in this Cleveland spa's 80-minute treatment. 

Spa Guide: Woodhouse Day Spa

This Orange Village spa is like being home without all the stress of actually being home.

Travel & Outdoors

Find Love At 3 Monthly Singles Events

Still on the hunt for that perfect someone? Check out one of these Cleveland matchmaking events.

Pick The Perfect CLE Date By Defining The Relationship

No matter if you're just talking or thinking about marriage, we've got a Valentine's plan for you.

Education

Make The Most Of Summer Camp

Turn the lazy days into time filled with new friends, experiences and lessons you'll cherish.