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Green City Growers Opens

Green City Growers, a new commercial greenhouse in Central, officially opened Feb. 25. The greenhouse, which sits on more than three acres between East 55th Street and Kinsman Road, hired area residents and is training them to become employee-owners. The goal is to create and nurture generational wealth for residents in the Central area. The greenhouse's workers (now about 18 people) will be invited to become employee-owners after performance reviews at.
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Cleveland Saves Week is Back

We are paying you to save. From February 25  – March 2, deposit your change into a savings account or sign up as a Saver for a chance to win $25! Promotion 1: Bring in your rolled or loose change. Deposit it into a savings account for a chance to win a match up to $25. Promotion 2: NEW Savers who sign up during Saves Week can win up.
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Café Brings Healthy Food to Neighborhood

Friendly. Affordable. Healthy.   Racquel Jones, manager at Bridgeport Café here, wants this neighborhood to become known by those three words. Bridgeport, located in an area once deemed a food desert by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, offers friendly service and affordable, healthy food.   “We want to take the stereotype [of the Central neighborhood] away,” Jones said during an interview at the café last month. “That’s what we’re trying to do here. We want to provide better.
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Desperate Choices

The recent tragic death of Emilliano Terry has created a lot of dialogue in the community. Whether on local television news, in the newspaper or on social media, the majority of the comments from others are the same: shock and deep sadness for the loss of a life cut way too short. His mother Camilia was charged with aggravated murder. Many can’t understand why a.
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Local Entrepreneur Opens New Business

Anthony Howell turned his idea into a pure profit business. Howell's company Ink Cartridge Enterprise, of Glenville, collects empty ink cartridges from local businesses and sells them to companies who refill them and sell them at a discounted price. The idea is that by recycling the cartridges and having them refilled, people can buy them at a lower cost when they need new ones. Howell picks up ink.
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Young Boxing Champ

  On October 13, 12-year-old Dillon Burrell won the national Police Athletic League boxing championship in Toledo at the 114-pound weight class. Dillon has won three titles this year. The Ohio Junior Olympian Tournament and the Title National Tournament are the other two. Dillon trains in East Cleveland's Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center, 14801 Shaw Ave., as part of coach Renard Safo's "Safo's Creation's" boxing team. PHOTO: Dillon.
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Healthy Eating & Active Living Community Planning Event This Week

You're invited! Join the H.E.A.L. Movement! Continue to help make our Buckeye-Shaker community a healthy community! Throughout the past year, our community has worked together to created tons of fun exercise classes, cooking classes and gardens. Let's keep building! What: Healthy Eating & Active Living Community Planning Event When: Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012. 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Fairhill Partners, Auditorium. (12200 Fairhill Road, Cleveland, OH 44120) Bring family, friends and neighbors and share your.
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New Shop Coming to Garrett Square

Join Cleveland City Councilman Kevin Conwell for the groundbreaking of the new Advance Auto Parts store at noon on Nov. 17 at 11905 Superior Ave. Also learn about future projects in Ward 9, including the Lakeview Avenue street project and three new parks/green spaces. Advance Auto Parts will join Sav-A-Lot and Forman Mills at the shopping plaza, site of the former TOPS Market.   Councilman Conwell's community.
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Building Generational Wealth: Innovative Housing Program Helps Workers Buy Homes Here

Ron Jones, CEO of the Evergreen Cooperatives based on East 105th Street, knew he had a problem and it was affecting his business. Evergreen, which includes solar energy, laundry and greenhouse businesses, hires folks from the surrounding neighborhoods and teaches them to become worker-owners. The worker-owners end up with a stake in the business and voting power about hiring new workers. But Jones said he and other.
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The Science of Happiness

Join us for a salon chat on the science of HAPPINESS If you know what it’s like to feel stressed, angry, or overwhelmed -- then come learn some strategies to flip that fast and get more of what you want in life! When: Friday, October 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Where: A Touch of Rain and Cut Loose Salon and Spa, 12407 Larchmere Blvd. (In partnership with Polished Professionals Barbershop.) What: "Happy Hour: SOMO and the Science of Happiness." Presenter:.
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Neighborhood Spotlight: Rebecca’s Shaker Barber Shop

When you enter a barber shop, you’re following a tradition that can easily be traced to Roman times, and centuries earlier. From that time to this, barber shops have cut hair and served as community gathering places. Rebecca’s Shaker Barber Shop continues both these practices in the shop Rebecca DeVenanzio has run at 12808 Larchmere since September 1992. “When I started on Larchmere, my daughter was.
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Now Hiring

Mitchell's Ice Cream at Uptown in University Circle Full and part time positions Apply at mitchellsicecream@gmail.com or write to: Mitchell's Ice Cream 26161 Detroit Rd. Cleveland  OH  44145.
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Helping People After Prison

“In 1972 there were only four prisons in the state of Ohio. There are now 32 prisons in the state of Ohio.” Curtis Scruggs, executive director of the Northeast Ohio Re-Entry Coalition, told me this as I sat in his office in utter disbelief. Within the span of 40 years, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction has expanded and accepted with open arms more and more.
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Growth Beyond the Garden

Denim blue jeans, white baseball cap and a T-shirt; blazing sun, sweat on the brow and hands guilty of work. Veronica Walton does not limit herself to just growing rich and healthy vegetation in her many plots across the city’s east side. She shares her knowledge with any who are willing and ready to learn through a training program in connection with the Gateway 105 Farmers.
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Help Wanted: NewBridge Cleveland Center for Arts and Technology

TITLE:  Director of Adult Training Programs REPORTS TO:  Chief Operations and Program Officer SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Adult Training Program instructors, students and support staff (shared). POSITION OBJECTIVE The Director of Adult Training Programs will develop, administer and implement all adult training programs offered at NewBridge.  The Director will manage the day-to-day activities of the year-round training program, including the recruitment of students, development of curricula, coordination of academic refresher courses, hiring.
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