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February 2021

Featured Articles

Brent Wesley Is Building An Empire With Akron Honey

The entrepreneur, beekeeper, musician and father of five is working to turn his small business into a multimillion-dollar brand.

Get Fit: Simple Ways To Take Charge Of Your Health

If you're ready to get serious about your health and wellness, follow these tips from Cleveland experts.

Food + Drink

Art Of Sucre Begins Online Ordering For Cotton Candy This Month

Emily Harpel is offering six original flavors and one monthly rotating option.

Bite Into The Treatery's Doughnut Ice Cream Sandwiches

This Akron dessert shop is serving up new ways to consume our favorite icy treat.

Customize To-Go Bowls At Soba Asian Kitchen's New Coventry Location

Choose from a base, protein and choice of sauce at this hibachi fast-casual spot, which was recently imported from Sandusky.

Five Takeaway Meals To Save You A Night Of Cooking

Felice Urban Cafe, Flying Fig, Edwins Restaurant and others give you dinner in a box with their hearty family meals.

Four Potato Dishes To Get You Through The Winter

Chefs from Cleveland Vegan, Flour and Biscuit Heads share some spud recipes you may not be familiar with. By Ruth Corradi Beach

Penny Barend Tagliarina Dishes On Terrestrial Brewing Co. And Her Favorite Moments At Saucisson

The former “lady butcher” is taking over as director of culinary operations at Terrestrial Brewing Co.

In the CLE

1967: Martin Luther King Jr. Visits Glenville High School

The city was in the midst of Carl Stokes' historic run to become the city's first Black mayor.

A Clevelander's Guide To Finding Love In A Pandemic

Matchmaker Ashley Bakewell gives dating advice during these strange times. Plus, tips on how to have a romantic at-home dinner and a success story from a local couple.

Brent Wesley Is Building An Empire With Akron Honey

The entrepreneur, beekeeper, musician and father of five is working to turn his small business into a multimillion-dollar brand.

Community Fridge Cleveland Aims To Feed Those In Need

Alex Quandt founded the project by installing the area's first community fridge in the Root Cafe in November.

Editor's Note: How To Power Through The Struggle To Stay Fit

Despite her struggle, editor Kim Schneider is ready to buckle down.

Editor's Note: Why Cleveland Magazine Staffers Love Their Pets

Our pet guide was an opportunity to fall for our adorable animals all over again.

Photographer Autumn Bland Captures Life During COVID-19

Her Portraits of a Pandemic series shows how local residents are dealing with the pandemic.

The Race To Replace Rep. Marcia Fudge In Congress Continues

The upcoming election for the 11th district seat is one that will test the future of the Northeast Ohio Democratic party.

Warning Signs

An evening drive home with a friend showed this local writer what it's like to be Black in America.


"Cherry," The Russo Brothers' Cleveland-Based Film, Comes Out This Week

Anthony and Joe Russo talk about what it was like adapting Nico Walker's book for the big screen.

Cleveland 20/20 Showcases The City Through A New Lens

The photo exhibit is the result of a collaboration between the Cleveland Public Library and Cleveland Print Room.

Cloud Nothings Lead Singer Shares Process Behind New Album

As it approaches 10 years, the local band hasn't let the pandemic hold back its songwriting with a new album The Shadow I Remember out this week.

Local Filmmaker Explores Queerness And Race In New Short Film

Carlton Daniel Jr. shares the inspiration behind his short film, Homegoing.

Panza Foundation Gives Northeast Ohio Music Venues A Major Lift

Co-founder John Panza discusses how the grant is helping Cleveland's music venues survive COVID-19.

This Cleveland Museum of Art Exhibit Shines Light On Untold Stories

Stories from Storage showcases 300 lesser-known pieces of art found in the museum's vaults.

Three Things To Know: Cozad-Bates House From University Circle Inc.

The new interpretive center will become an incubator for abolitionist and Underground Railroad history in Cleveland

At Home

FlashHouse Lets You Sell Your Home From Your Couch

Co-founder Ryan Young explains the magic behind the hassle-free home-selling platform.

New HGTV Pilot Features Local Couple's House Flipping Skills

Relief Properties’ Darren and Kate Mancuso build out a new HGTV pilot while sharing tips for home remodeling.

Woodland Design Co. Gives This Cleveland Home A Midcentury Uplift

Inspired by lush scenery and classic 1920s architecture, designers Molly and Fritz Machmer-Wessels gave this home new life.


Danny Likar Makes Nostalgia-Inspired Accessories

The Akron-based metalsmith creates quirky and colorful keychains, earrings and charms.

Let Room Service Add Character To Your Home

The Van Aken boutique features curious-yet-elegant items hand-picked by owner Jennie Doran.

Travel & Outdoors

Four Spots To Add To Your President's Day Road Trip

Learn more about Ohio's presidential history with a trip to these four spots.


Get Fit: Aerobic Exercises Do More Than Improve Cardiac Health

Michael Smeltzer, exercise physiologist and wellness program coordinator at Summa Health Wellness Center, shares ways you can benefit from aerobic exercises.

Get Fit: Cleveland Clinic's Mindful Moments App Is Comforting

The app, which provides mindful meditation techniques, offers a quick solution during stressful times.

Get Fit: Determine Which Diet Works Best For You

Gretchen Spetz, licensed and registered dietitian behind the Functional Kitchen, doles out pros and cons of the most popular diets.

Get Fit: Elevate Your At-Home Workouts With These Everyday Items

Mary Sorma, head trainer at Tremont Athletic Club, will have you going on a scavenger hunt ahead of your next workout.

Get Fit: Engage Your Core With These Tips

Elcin Riza, co-owner and instructor of River Yoga, guides us on why the core is so crucial to full-body health.

Get Fit: Flex Your Mind And Muscles With Yoga Or Pilates

Inner Bliss Yoga Studio owner Tammy Lyons and BodyWave Pilates Studio co-owners Janice Jill and Emily Panza explore the benefits behind both practices.

Get Fit: Focus On These Five Muscle Groups To Build Strength

Aaron Clark, chief happiness officer at CTown Fitness, zeroes in on why it's important to focus on these muscle groups during your next workout.

Get Fit: Get A Jump Start With These At-Home Workouts

By incorporating these moves into your routine, you'll get ahead of the game.

Get Fit: Here's Why Running May Be Right For You

Jacob Ott, coach at Second Sole in Lakewood, makes the case for falling in love with running.

Get Fit: How To Address Signs of Anxiety And Find Solutions

Michael Biscaro, chief of behavioral health at St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, provides six signs to watch out for with anxiety and how to handle them.

Get Fit: How To Create Your Own At-Home Cycling Studio

Anjua Maximo, co-owner of GrooveRyde, provides tips for putting a creative spin on your at-home cycling studio.

Get Fit: How To Get The Most Out Of Self Care

Cleveland Clinic nurse practitioner Sandra Jay shares six healthy ways to treat yourself.

Get Fit: How Your Next Workout Might Help Brain Gain

Dr. Aaron Bonner-Jackson, a Cleveland Clinic neuropsychologist, discusses how regular exercise impacts our brain health.

Get Fit: Level Up With These Virtual Classes

From cycling and dance to high-intensity interval training, these virtual classes will keep you energized.

Get Fit: Manage Your Stress With These Five Coping Mechanisms

From adjusting your sleep schedule to meditation and retreating to nature, these coping mechanisms can help get you back on track when things get tough.

Get Fit: Rest Easy By Overcoming These Bad Sleeping Habits

Dr. Sam Friedlander from University Hospitals lays out three habits that help you feel rested and ready for the day.

Get Fit: Simple Ways To Take Charge Of Your Health

If you're ready to get serious about your health and wellness, follow these tips from Cleveland experts.

Get Fit: The Truth Behind Some Of The Biggest Muscle Myths

Ed King, co-owner of Kings Gym, dispels myths on weightlifting, muscle mass and protein intake.

Get Fit: These Five Food Swaps Will Have You Eating Healthier

From mayo to flour, Jamie Walker, registered dietitian at Lake Health's Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus, provides healthy alternatives to our favorite foods and other diet tips.

Get Fit: These Five Stretches Give You Optimal Flexibility

Dr. Heather Rainey, director of the sports medicine program at MetroHealth Medical Center, suggests working these into your daily routine.

Get Fit: These Three Breathing Techniques Will Keep You Calm

Chris Keller, co-owner of Circle of Renewal, unveils breathing techniques that help you reset and refocus.

Get Fit: Three Virtual Yoga Classes To Realign Your Spirits

Cleveland Yoga, Modern Yoga and Phoenix Yoga offer classes with a variety of experiences.

Get Fit: Try These Quick And Easy Stretches At Your Desk

Adam Tilocco, owner of Flow Yoga Studio, provides three stretches to try next time you're feeling tightly wound at your desk.

Get Fit: Why Strength Training Should Be Paired With Aerobic Exercise

Dr. Goutham Rao, founder of University Hospitals Fitter Me, provides answers behind the importance of strength training.

Get Fit: Why Therapy Is A Solution Worth Trying

Nichole Wilson, co-founder of the Cleveland Therapy Group, shares how therapy can be an entry point for most people when it comes to tackling issues.


Camp Guide: Finding Creative Solutions During Challenging Times

Summer programs are rolling out virtual and in-person options that give families flexibility and peace of mind.