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Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish announced a major project last week to expand wireless internet access to approximately 70% of Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, and provide Internet equipment to 500 of 2,500 households. He called it part of a broader effort to revitalize Cleveland’s urban core.
Every year, Cleveland Public Library and LAND Studio create a new, temporary public art installation at the Eastman Reading Garden downtown. This year, however, the “See Also” program is also being extended into the city’s neighborhoods, and a large new mural by artist Darius Steward recently went up at the Lee-Harvard branch at 16918 Harvard Ave.
Get ready, get set, go! From June 11 to July 8, fifteen uniquely repurposed pianos will decorate Cleveland neighborhoods as part of The Grand Piano Pursuit, a musical scavenger hunt organized by Piano Cleveland where participants can win prizes in the lead up to the Cleveland International Piano Competition.
Miles Hackney has lived in the Lee-Harvard neighborhood for more than 50 years. The brick and vinyl-sided colonial on the city’s east side was new when he bought it in 1968, and so was the neighborhood. Historically known as Cleveland’s “Black suburb in the city,” Lee-Harvard was a place of opportunity where Black people could afford to buy homes and raise their families in a good neighborhood.