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Cleveland's Most Interesting People 2020

They're the foundation of our past and the hope for our future. They keep us grounded, inspire movements and help us see our city in new ways. We chat with a 10-year-old fundraiser, a scene-stealing 90-year-old actress, a Latina beauty queen, a horseshoe champion and more.

Food + Drink

10 Cleveland Popcorn Shops We Love

From Campbell's Sweets Factory to Nom Nom Popcorn Co., we've got you covered for all tastes. By Zach Bush 

A Clevelander's Guide To Going Vegan

The experts at Cleveland Vegan, Jukebox and Beet Jar Juice Bar convince us that this lifestyle change isn't as daunting as it seems.

Gibbs Butcher & Brews Delivers Heavy-Handed Meat Dishes

The new restaurant is just a mile and a half away from its flagship butcher Gibbs Butcher Block in Olmsted Falls.

Sip Spotted Owl Akron's Sweet Pea

The second location of the Tremont-based bar, which brings a cozier vibe to cocktail hour, delivers an ardent, interesting new cocktail.

Three Sawyer's Dishes To Try Right Now

The new spot from chef Jonathon Sawyer opened in the Van Aken District in November.

Thyme Table Delivers Decadent, Fun Surprises

The dishes at Mike Smith's homey, Bay Village restaurant, which opened last April, explode with flavor and decadence.

Tremont's Michael Symon-Sized Hole

The West Side neighborhood will never be the same without the legacy left behind at 900 Literary Road.

In the CLE

1968: A Roma Fiddler's Final Concert

The funeral of Albert Balog, a legendary Cleveland Roma fiddler, brought strings to the Ohio City streets. 

2nd Semester Consignment Shop Helps You Teach On A Budget

This Wickliffe store helps instructors find tools for the classroom on a secondhand budget. 

Bringing The Forest Back to The Forest City

Cuyahoga County is helping cities plant new trees with a grant program aimed at increasing the canopy.

Cleveland's Most Interesting People 2020

They're the foundation of our past and the hope for our future. They keep us grounded, inspire movements and help us see our city in new ways. We chat with a 10-year-old fundraiser, a scene-stealing 90-year-old actress, a Latina beauty queen, a horseshoe champion and more.

Cleveland's Patchwork Future

Circle North is the latest city neighborhood to be reinvented. What does it represent?

Editor's Note: Why January Is A Perennial Favorite Issue

Our 2020 Most Interesting People inspire, motivate and entertain us.

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions With Advice From Clevelanders

No matter what you're resolving this new year, a chef, a life coach, a fitness expert and a lawyer, each from Cleveland, offer expert tips on how to stick to it. 

Meet These Newly Elected Suburban Mayors

From Hudson and Lakewood to Elyria and Willoughby Hills, get a look at what kind of leaders these five mayors will be. 

Most Interesting People 2020: Andrea Simakis

The Plain Dealer reporter delivered one of the most crucial pieces of local journalism last year.

Most Interesting People 2020: Austin Love

The 3News morning reporter loves a lot of things including The Office, his high school buds and showcasing Cleveland.

Most Interesting People 2020: Basheer Jones

The first Muslim Cleveland City Councilman shares his inspirations behind nurturing the community.

Most Interesting People 2020: Brady Snakovsky

The 10-year-old founder of Brady's K9 Fund has been working hard to shield police dogs from bullets.

Most Interesting People 2020: Brandi Davis

The principal of LeBron James' I Promise School continues to nourish and grow its student body at an exceptional rate.

Most Interesting People 2020: Denise Gula Weller

The 70-year-old co-founder of Hearts of Patriots is dedicated to assisting veterans and their spouses with PTSD and traumatic brain injury.

Most Interesting People 2020: Dina Younis

This blogger helps readers find new reasons to fall in love with thrifting.

Most Interesting People 2020: Dorothy Silver

The 90-year-old actress continues to evolve on stage with legendary performances.

Most Interesting People 2020: Emily Kennedy

The CEO of Hedgemon has developed a liner for a football helmet to help prevent concussions.

Most Interesting People 2020: Ezri

The 23-year-old hip-hop artist spills details about his overnight stardom.

Most Interesting People 2020: Felton Thomas Jr.

The executive director and CEO of the Cleveland Public Library announced a $100 million makeover of all 127 of its branches last year.

Most Interesting People 2020: Homa Bash

The News 5 Cleveland reporter and anchor is an Emmy Award-winning journalist with a heart for storytelling.

Most Interesting People 2020: India Birdsong

The new CEO of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority hopes to earn the public's trust as a transportation resource.

Most Interesting People 2020: Jamie Gillan

The 22-year-old Cleveland Browns punter hammers down on his love for rugby, craft beer and more.

Most Interesting People 2020: Janey Schafer

The 29-year-old food photographer and blogger behind Foods of Jane continues to churn out delicious content.

Most Interesting People 2020: Jeremy Umansky

The chef and owner of Larder Delicatessen and Bakery goes all in on koji, exploration and cooking techniques.

Most Interesting People 2020: JodiLyn Solomon

The executive director of Camp Lilac has created a safe haven for transgender and gender-diverse youth with a sleepaway summer camp.

Most Interesting People 2020: John Beilein

The Cleveland Cavaliers head coach has his eyes set on the team's newest young players.

Most Interesting People 2020: Lisa Quine

The 29-year-old lettering artist and muralist has installed her art all across the city and beyond.

Most Interesting People 2020: Madhu Sharma

The International Institute of Akron's executive director offers safe haven for Akron's only refugee resettlement community.

Most Interesting People 2020: Malaz Elgemiabby

The Sudanese-born designer interviewed more than 220 people to help design Ohio City's Riverview Welcome Center.

Most Interesting People 2020: Mark Hyman

As the head of strategy and innovation at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, Hyman emphasizes the important connection between food and health.

Most Interesting People 2020: Nwaka Onwusa

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's director of curatorial affairs has a storied mission to shine a spotlight on diverse music.

Most Interesting People 2020: Paul Sidoti

The lead guitarist and vocalist for Taylor Swift has been playing guitar since he was 3 years old.

Most Interesting People 2020: Phoebe Robinson

The 35-year-old entertainer has a new Comedy Central talk show debuting this year.

Most Interesting People 2020: Phyllis Harris

The executive director of the LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland shines a whole new light on the Cleveland community with a new facility in Gordon Square.

Most Interesting People 2020: Richard Roesch

This 64-year-old horseshoe champion plans to defend his world title later this year.

Most Interesting People 2020: Shane Bieber

The 24-year-old Cleveland Indians pitcher talks winning the Ted Williams All-Star Game MVP Award, his West Side loyalty and more.

Most Interesting People 2020: Tony Correa

The founder of B. Riley Sober House is building an institution to help support LGBTQ community members struggling with addiction.

Most Interesting People 2020: Yasin Cuevas

The CEO of Project Model Institute helps other Hispanic women polish their professional and personal development.

Paradox Prize Aims To Get Carless Workers To Far-Flung Jobs

For many Northeast Ohioans without a car, getting to and from work can be a challenge — especially as more jobs are located in the suburbs. The Fund For Our Economic Future's paradox Prize aims to make getting to work a smoother ride.

The Wendy Park Bridge Could Be A Trail Changer

The new bridge will bring the city one step closer to an interconnected lakefront trail system.

When The Lake Freezes

Ohio poet laureate Dave Lucas ruminates on the beauty of an ice-covered lake.


A Parma Native Finds A Platform On The Politician

Ryan J. Haddad is crafting a bright career that explores the intersections of his identity as a gay, disabled man.

Celebrate Elvis Presley's 85th Birthday at Playhouse Square

At the annual Elvis Artist Tribute Spectacular Jan. 12, three renowned re-creators lace up their blue suede shoes.

Cleveland Play House's "Clue" Is Murderous Good Fun

Based on the board game and cult film, the play presents clever twists all its own.

Cleveland Print Room Exhibit Explores Unseen American Spaces

In a joint exhibition, a new showing at the Superior Avenue photographer cooperative captures American spaces — minus the American faces. 

Dobama Theatre Play Captures Rust Belt Struggle

In Dominique Morisseau's Skeleton Crew, opening Jan. 24, the life of a factory is explored through the relationships forged in its break room.

Kick Off 2020 With Three Can't-Miss Gallery Shows

Start your new year with a healthy dose of culture at an evocative gallery show. 

At Home

5 Trendy Houseplants Liven Up Your Space

Urban Planting Cleveland directs us to the hottest indoor plants.

Industrial Meets Contemporary In This Bay Village Home

From an expanded foyer to a fun bar area, this 3,000-square-foot, '90s-built home is fit for entertaining.

The Best Time To Buy TVs, Furniture And More

Save money by buying big tickets items at the right time of the year.


Bridal Party Gifts That Won't Stress You Out

Jennifer Krysiak and Katie Burns from Give Gifted help brides give gifts from the heart.

Drybar Comes To Cleveland: Three Things To Know

The national blowout salon plugs into Legacy Village.

Inside Tiffany Tarpley's Brunch-Inspired Wedding

The 3News reporter's morning ceremony to Jason Russell was filled with faith, family and friends.

Meek and Wild: Two Personalities Meld Into A Show-Stopping Wedding

Amy Btiebet and Terrell Washington blend styles into a fun wedding at the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Threefold Gifts Is A Treasure Trove

The Lakewood spot offers handmade items from more than 60 artisans across five states.

Wanderlust Inspires This Lakefront Wedding

Erin Shaffer and Stewart Clark's big day was filled with momentos and inspiration from the couple's travels. 

Wedding Invitation Trends We Love

Lovely Somethings' Liz Scott decodes three wedding invitation trends you'll see this season.

Travel & Outdoors

Get Cozy In This Malabar Farm Hideaway

The secluded state park's Maple Syrup Cabin in Lucas is a getaway must.

Get Inside And Play This Month

Adrenaline Monkey, the Foundry Social and Wittle Town are three must-visit indoor fun spots that have something for everyone.

Inside A Hot Wheels Monster Truck

Bobby Holman, driver of the Tiger Shark truck, part of the group that hits the Wolstien Center Jan. 18-19, talks about his experiences behind the wheel.


Champions of Care: Three Stories of Overcoming Medical Issues

From breaking a cycle of inconsistent care to a life-changing surgery, find out why these patients and care givers are champs.