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Featured Articles

Rating The Suburbs

Finding a suburb that fits your lifestyle can be as much art as science. Let our guide to the best places to live craft your next move. With great schools, safe neighborhoods and hot housing markets, these 20 suburbs top our 2018 list.

Food + Drink

Brandon Chrostowski's Next Fight? Addiction

Serenite Restaurant & Culinary Institute offers people with drug or alcohol addiction a way to cope and learn new skills.

Dish We Love: Porco Picadillo

The tiki hut's new collaboration with Adam Bostwick is a Polynesian cocktail's perfect pair.

Four Recipes For Cherry Season

The tart fruit can be used in more than just pies.

Gotta Catch This Poke

Corner 11 Bowl & Wrap ends our hunt for the Hawaiian specialty.

Guilty Pleasure Over Three New Chain Restaurants

Shhh... Don't tell our local chefs.

Sugar Hive Is Baking Nostalgia

Sugar Hive Baking Co.'s peanut butter squares are inspired by the Strongsville High School Cafeteria.

The Pompadour Is A Tapas Paradise

In a former Fairport Harbor Dive Bar, chef and owner Rusty James Phillips uses simple, straightforward ingredients in a creative small plates menu.

In the CLE

1936: Boys Locked Out of the Pool

The Woodland Hills pool was the best in the area, but it wasn't open during this historic heat wave.

A Father's Day Gift We Love: Playing With Fire

Dad will have his head in the grill all summer after putting it in Michael Symon's fiery new book.

Can We Bridge the Suburban Divide?

This year's list of Top 20 suburbs has a bit of a 1990s vibe — even as they evolve.

Cleveland Flea Founder Launches Female Co-Work Space

Besides putting on the hottest shopping event in the CLE, Stephanie Sheldon is adding a safe space for female entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams — and an educational podcast series for bosses on the go.

Common Ground Explores the Importance of Place

The second year of the Cleveland Foundation's community conversations examines placemaking in all its forms. 

Councilwoman Jasmin Santana Wants More Attention For Her Ward

The first Latina on City Council is looking to get more equitable growth in the West Side.

Edgewater Willow Is A Muse For Local Artists

Since it was planted, the weeping willow has watched over the city and inspired its creatives.

How To Pick A Name For Your Child

When her third child was born, she and her husband couldn't settle on a name until the last second.

Inside Old Brooklyn's New Coffee, Bike and Book Shop

A coffee shop with a market feel, Coffee, Coffee, Coffee is full of discovery. We give you three things to know.

Lessons From A Basketball Life: Jim And Kendall Chones

The father and son duo talk Cavs Academy, basketball as a metaphor for life and growing up in an NBA household.

Maureen Dowd Brings Her Sunday Wisdom To CSU's AHA! Festival

The New York Times columnist discusses President Trump, the #MeToo movement and her storied career.

Our Next Championship Hope Is The Cavs Legion

Cleveland's professional NBA 2K e-sports team is going for the big trophy — and a big cash prize.

Save Face

Known as the Deal Guy, WKYC's Matt Granite has a knack for hunting down bargains and steals.

Step Forward

While protesting gun violence on Public Square, one Cleveland high schooler was filled with hope.

The Misfortune Teller

They came seeking answers. What they received was crushing debt, self-doubt and heartbreak. Here's how a Mentor psychic bilked her clients out of $1.4 million.

Want To Get Rid Of That Gun? Here's How

This weekend is the Cleveland Police Foundation's Annual Gun Buyback Event, but you have options to get rid of that firearm all year long.


Lose Yourself In Haley Morris' Immersive Parties

The artist and event planner transforms spaces such as Mahall's 20 Lanes with puppets, dry-ice installations and more. 

Two Best-Selling Authors Revisit Old Characters

Paula McLain and Thrity Umrigar crack the spines on their new novels.

At Home

A Summer Home With Camp Vibes

With a pond, pool, gardens and more, this is the ultimate wooded escape.

An Independence Pool House Doubles As A Calming 'She Shed'

Opposite of a man cave, this is a place for women to kick back and relax.

Clay Matthews III Renovates His Brother's Rocky River Home

The NFL linebacker surprised his brother and sister-in-law to help make room for the couple's newborn twins.

Rating The Suburbs

Finding a suburb that fits your lifestyle can be as much art as science. Let our guide to the best places to live craft your next move. With great schools, safe neighborhoods and hot housing markets, these 20 suburbs top our 2018 list.

Rating The Suburbs: Bath Township

It's almost like a country retreat that's close to the city.

Rating The Suburbs: Bay Village

This walkable neighborhood is the hometown people return to raise their families.

Rating The Suburbs: Cleveland Heights

We dive into the Heights' diverse people and places.

Rating The Suburbs: Cuyahoga Falls

Its industrial past is just a distant memory as young professionals and nature-lovers have taken control.

Rating The Suburbs: Independence

With low property taxes and an abundance of community services, residents get more for their money here

Rating The Suburbs: Lyndhurst

Get the best of both worlds with Metroparks and the Legacy Village shopping center.

Rating The Suburbs: Medina

The Main Street USA vibe, low property taxes and city pride make it stand out

Rating The Suburbs: Mentor

Residents hardly have to leave the city limits to get what they need in this East Side suburb

Rating The Suburbs: Moreland Hills

While its housing prices may be the highest on our list, the small town may be more approachable than you think

Rating The Suburbs: Olmsted Falls

One of the most picturesque communities will have you feeling like you've stepped into New England

Rating The Suburbs: Parma

Ready to flip their script, an influx of new businesses and residents could make it pass as a new city.

Rating The Suburbs: Rocky River

This year's No. 1 suburb charms us with reliable schools, a hot housing market and a small-town feel.

Rating The Suburbs: Westlake

Home to a handful of Fortune 1,000 companies, this suburb could pass as the West Side's executive suite.

We Rounded Up The Top Real Estate Agents In Northeast Ohio

Need to buy or sell? These agents are some of the area's best.


Yurko Stitch Co. Repurposes Baseball Glove As Wallets

Dad will love Brad Yurkovich's wallets, which are made from the gloves' leather and often come with money clips. 

Travel & Outdoors

3 Places To Pal Around With Your Furry Friends

Swimming, boating or stretching — you can do it all with your dog this summer.

Bask In The Sun At These Three Summer Events

These events will keep you hot, hot, hot — even if you didn't get in to Cleveland's hottest summer party.

Bike The Towpath Trail

With new additions this summer, there's more to see.

Catch An Old-School Game With The Ohio Village Muffins

The team plays with the rules from 1860

Climb Aboard Giant Ships At The Festival Of Sail

Land lovers can hand out with the world's largest rubber duck.

Conquer The Little Loop Challenge

The 257-mile race can be broken up into 77 parts to share

Date Of The Month: Let Your Love Shine At Crowne Plaza Playhouse Square

The downtown hotel's new renovations make for the perfect escape.

Dazzle With These Three Ballpark Fireworks

The Akron Rubber Ducks, Cleveland Indians and Lake Erie Crushers have plenty of shows.

Fall In Love With Lulu At The Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

The Eastern Black rhino weighs about 400 pounds at just four months old.

Find A New Favorite At La Placita

The Clark-Fulton festival highlights the neighborhood's rich Hispanic culture.

Go Ham For A Hot Ticket To Hamilton

The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical is coming to Cleveland

Lake Erie Canopy Tours' Best Courses

Reach new heights with a trip to Lake Erie Canopy Tours at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake. General manager Eric Frantz offers some advice on the three courses.

Listen To A New Sound At The InCuya Fest

Bands like the Avett Brothers, SZA and New Order will rock the stage in August.

Look Toward The Sky At The Airshow

The classic attractions are back with a mix of new sights.

Mosh One Last Time At The Last Warped Tour

The historic tour comes to an end with 54-bands performing on it for the final gig

Play A World Record-Breaking Game Of Catch With Dad

The Baseball Heritage Museum hosts the event on the field that the Indians claimed their first championship.

Reflect On An Artistic Journey At Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors

The Japanese artist's work has become famous worldwide.

Rock The Night Away At Cain Park

Memphis: The Musical strums into the 80-year-old theater.

Say Om At North Coast Harbor

Yoga is even better with the golden Lake Erie sunset in front of you.

Soak Up The Sun At Edgewater Beach

Find food trucks, music and more this summer.

Soar To New Heights On The Steel Vengeance

Cedar Point's new ride is a record-breaker

Spot A Superstar At These Star-Studded Concerts

With plenty of shows to choose from, it's easy to see Cleveland has become a go-to concert town.

Stick To Play Time At TapeScape

Great Lakes Science Center will have you stuck on fun

Stop To Smell The Flowers At The Cleveland Rose Society Show

North Coast gardeners will display their best blooms.

Take Up The Tartan Trend At Mad For Plaid

This exhibit explores the history behind the popular pattern.

Tap Into Your Artistic Side At FRONT

The new triennial will bring together Cleveland's biggest art institutions

Test Your Might At The Ohio Scottish Games

See athletes throw telephone poles and bales of hay at the June 22-23 event. 

These Three Events Will Have You Summering Like An Italian

Listen to opera, play bocce and drink wine.

Three Local Festivals You'll Want To Check Out This Summer

From Duck Tape to garlic, there's something for every Clevelander.

Three Runs You Have To Try

From inflatables to a half-marathon, we have something for every runner

Tune Into A Musical Milestone At Blossom Music Center

The concert destination turns 50 years old this summer.

Watch Some Real Pre-Season Action At The Football Hall Of Fame Game

Don't let the Browns' "perfect" season make you forget what a good game is like