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September 2018

Food + Drink

5 To Sip: Hard Ciders We Love

Crack open these fall-favorites this month.

Dive Into These Devilish Details About A New Foodie Trend

A classic English snack, devils on horseback have become a Cleveland staple at restaurants such as Lakewood's Deagan's and Ohio City's Flying Fig. 

Foyer Cafe Is A Home Away From The Office

Ohio City's newest coffee shop doubles as a coworking space.

Lox, Stock And Brisket Is A Slice Above

The University Heights deli offers matzo ball soup, pastrami sandwiches and more.

Polpetta Brings A Whole New Ballgame To The Culinary Scene

After closing two other restaurants, Adam Bostwick and Brian Okin have the balls to open a third.

Straw Poll: Three Questions With Sam McNulty

The restaurateur talks about eliminating plastic straws at his Ohio City spots.

Three Craft Beers You Have To Try Now

Don't miss out on National Beer Lover's Day Sept. 7.

Three Sheet Pan Recipes We Love

Get dinner on the table in a snap with these bites.

Turn Bar & Kitchen Goes All In On CLE

The Ritz-Carlton restaurant shines a light on our city's great neighborhoods.

In the CLE

'The Girls Won'

She's part of a wave of women shaking up Ohio politics in the age of #MeToo and Donald Trump. Meet Nickie Antonio, who is poised to join the state senate.

4 Questions With The Downtowner Hosts

We talk to hosts Amy Eddings and George Hahn about downtown living.

A Daughter Finds Her Place By Running Cross-Country

She hit her stride and found strength, courage and independence. 

Chris Ronayne Walks Nord Family Greenway

The University Circle Inc. president tells us how the space connects the Hough neighborhood and University Circle.

Cleveland Heights Woman Celebrates 114 Years Of Life

Lessie Brown is the oldest known person in the United States. Here's her story of family, faith and appreciating every day. (Plus, her famous sweet potato cobbler recipe!)

In Saying Goodbye To Dick Feagler, Cleveland Loses Its Voice

His death marks the end of an era in Cleveland journalism.

Lessons Learned Beyond Our Borders

Editor Steve Gleydura shares how his daughter's trip to Ecuador was an eye-opening experience.

Three Reasons Cleveland Is a Dawg Pound Town Again

We're ready for a winning season, or at least one win?


Cleveland's Comic Community Shines In Exhibit

In a summer full of art, comic artists and graphic illustrators refuse to be left in the shadows.

Three Books Every Clevelander Must Read

Stories from Harvey Pekar, Don Robertson and more are necessary reading for all Clevelanders.

Veterans Get A New Soundtrack To Their Lives

DREW works with veterans to chart their lives with music.

'White Boy Rick' Gets Rolling This Month

For the new drama starring Matthew McConaughey, director Yann Demange transformed Cleveland's East Side into '80s Detroit.

WMMS Celebrates 50 Years of Rock

We talked to former program director John Gorman about the lasting legacy of Cleveland's rock station. 

At Home

Five Tips For Suffering Succulents

They're not as easy to keep alive as they appear.

How An Abandoned Ballroom Became A Hip Living Space

You'll be jumpin' and jivin' for a peek at this cool crib.

Sherwin-Williams Throws It Back With Their Paint Colors

Check out its new historic collection that is based on its archives from the 1920s.


Hydrafacials Cleanse, Extract And Hydrate

We put a writer under the vacuum to test the latest skin care trend from Gingie Spa & Massage. 

Laura Of Pembroke Brings Excitement To Pinecrest

The store has a variety of home furnishings, clothing and more.

Snag An Insta 'Fit At Avalon Exchange

The high-end thrift store in Lakewood and Coventry sells their hottest items via Instagram.

Travel & Outdoors

12 Places To Check Out On Picturesque Cedar Fairmount

From a 40-year-old independent bookstore to a jazz-era nightclub, you'll want to visit this Cleveland Heights hub. 

Date Of The Month: Take A Train Ride

Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad will fast track your love life.

Explore This Lego Creation

Todd Wolf's model of Stan Hywet Hall & Garden has 5,100 bricks.

Get In On The Flaming River Con

The LGBTQ comic book festival comes to Cleveland Sept. 22.

IngenuityFest Brings New Light To Old Things

The Hamilton Collaborative will host the annual fusion of technology and art.


Private Schools: A Report Card

Vital stats on 36 private high schools and 112 elementary and middle schools in Northeast Ohio.

Private Schools: Alison Xin Wins Coolidge Scholarship

The Hathaway Brown senior is a math whiz, practices kung fu, plays the violin and illustrates her own graphic novel. 

Private Schools: Annie Yantek Moves To The Beat Of Her Own Drum

As the St. Edward High School's first female drum major, the St. Joseph Academy senior conducts the 60-member marching band.

Private Schools: Auryon Azar Found Confidence On The Stage

The University School senior shines in theater and speech and debate.

Private Schools: Cole Kruschke Leads The Way

The Gilmour Academy senior earned the Allen Waddle Leadership Award for his outstanding contributions to community service last year.

Private Schools: Equestrian Andrew Elhindi Takes It All In Stride

The 16-year-old Andrews-Osborne Academy junior competes in showcases two to three times a year.

Private Schools: Golfer Jami Morris Swings For Success

The Laurel School sophomore competed in the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals earlier this year.

Private Schools: Hawken School's Samia Menon Is A Triple Threat

The 17-year-old senior plays doubles-tennis, edits a school publication and went to the semifinals for congressional debate in 2017 and 2018.

Private Schools: Lessons Learned By Mark Crowley

The Lake Catholic High School president reflects on the importance of faith and how his career in business informs his leadership.

Private Schools: Maddy Wanke Sings Her Way To A $10,000 Scholarship

The 17-year-old musician performed on stage at Severence Hall on New Year's Eve.

Private Schools: Magnificat's Sister Novy On 43 Years of Service

Magnificat's vice president of mission shares tales of leadership, faith and spiritual growth.

Private Schools: Matt Stauffer Socks It To 'Em

The 17-year-old Benedictine High School junior started 21sox, a custom sock company.

Private Schools: Nicholas Kuhar Cultivates A Culture of Innovation

As the first director of innovation at St. Edward High School, Kuhar keeps classes fresh and spirited.

Private Schools: Open Door Christian Schools

Report card for the coed Christian school in Elyria.

Private Schools: Rachel McKinney Brings The Classroom Outside At Hershey Montessori School

The farm manager and guide teaches chemistry, physical science and biology on the 97-acre farm.

Private Schools: Robert Aguilar Teaches Cutting-Edge Programs At Western Reserve Academy

From cancer immunology to biotechnology, he's giving students a first-hand look at important research.

Private Schools: Senior Audrey Friess Picks Up Speed On The Slopes

The Archbishop Hoban High School student competes in rail jam events.

Private Schools: Senior Dante Hampton Pens An Out-Of-This World Play

The St. Martin de Porres student's The Slipstream Drive was performed by local actors in June.

Private Schools: The Lyceum

Vital stats on the Catholic coed school in South Euclid. 

Private Schools: What It Feels Like To Create Tribute Videos

Patrick Butler, a graduate of Elyria Catholic High School, created an ESPN 30 for 30-style documentary highlighting alumni's greatest achievements.

Private Schools: What It Feels Like To Grow Food For Others

St. Ignatius High School graduate Ray Kman learned the perfect way to mix charity and gardening.

Private Schools: What It Feels Like To Play Basketball In The Dominican Republic

Carter Wright, an Open Door Christian Schools senior, talks about love and diversity on and off the court in the Caribbean country.

Private Schools: What It Feels Like To Spend Time With A Stranger During Their Final Days

Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School graduate Christina Vollman shares what she learned while comforting those who lost loved ones.

Private Schools: What It Feels Like To Volunteer With Hurricane Relief Efforts

Lake Ridge Academy junior, Mikey Sison, shares stories of servicing communities in Rincon, Puerto Rico.

Private Schools: Your Primer On Elementary and Middle Schools

Our report on 112 Northeast Ohio schools.