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Bringing New Life to The LaSalle Theater!

Want to be a part of bringing back this historic and beloved East 185th Street landmark! How can you help? As a dual-purpose fundraiser/renovation project, Northeast Shores is selling brick pavers for $150/each and light bulbs for $20/each. Everyone who walks through the doors of the new theater will see the pavers, which will act as a 'red carpet' to the grand entryway.

Whether you are part of a business, a local resident, or simply an enthusiast for the community...you can help pave the way to the completion of our theater's return. Light bulbs are also available for purchase to help make this project possible. After all, what's a theater without a well-lit grand marquee luring you to the show? For more information call Carly Marginian at 216-481-7660.

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Joy to the Ugly Sweaters!

On December 14th the holidays are about to get real ugly at the 4th Annual Northeast Shores Ugly Sweater Party! Put on your ugliest sweater and join your crazy, odd, and silly neighbors at the Cleveland Brewery from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be food and beer, and ridiculous prizes for the worst – um - best dressed. Only $15 get’s you into the fun.

For more information, contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org

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Wintertime

The Presidential election is over with; thank goodness. Those of you who voted and exercised your constitutional right – THANK YOU.  Those who didn’t – don’t complain. For, this election demonstrated, once again, how every vote counts. Only time will tell how our new President and his Cabinet will address the growing concerns of everyday citizens.  I will pray for him and his family just as I do for President Obama and his family.  We can only hope that he will work on behalf of all the American citizens and their families.  

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Two Moving Experiences

To all of my Friends in the Ward 8 community and beyond -

Today, I had two moving experiences this very morning which I thought I would share with you after thinking about it.

The First, I attended the Funeral service for a dear friend and community activist and supporter, Dolores “Dee De” Grace. Father John Kumse, Pastor of St Mary’s Church, gave a moving and inspiring eulogy to a great lady. He spoke about the fact that Dee De was involved in everything from the local churches, the Collinwood Homeowner’s & Tenants Association, the Ward Club, Collinwood Slovenian Home and virtually everywhere else in the community. We all know she loved to gamble as well. Fr Marty Polito, Pastor of Holy Redeemer, and another close friend of Dee De’s, who was one of the Celebrants, said to me that after Mass, “to lose someone like Dee De is a real blow to the community. Where are the others, especially the younger ones, to step up to the plate?” Dee De was 78 years young, lived on Holmes Avenue and would never leave the neighborhood; Collinwood was her home. She lived it everyday. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

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Actress Monica Potter’s heart belongs to Collinwood and manufacturing

From 1993-2005, I worked for a construction trade newspaper with Monica Potter’s Aunt Sue. I heard office tales about her stunning niece who was doing catalog modeling and commercials and even got to meet her once at some company event or other. I also crossed paths with Monica’s Uncle Bill of Brokaw Inc., an advertising agency, since I had begun my career in advertising.

Fast forward to October 2016 when I heard about Monica’s newest TV venture, “Welcome Back Potter,” a reality TV show on HGTV in which Monica, her mother and her sister work to renovate their family home in the North Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, which is right around the corner from my office at HGR Industrial Surplus. I decided to send her a message on Facebook to see about an interview. I figured, “What do I have to lose?” A few days later I got a response basically saying, “Yes.” I messaged her the questions. I got a message back with a phone number. After some phone tag and texts, we chatted for almost an hour. Who knew that she cares so much about manufacturing and a skilled workforce, and is actually doing something about it?

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Meet Santa on December 17th

Every year Santa makes a special visit to Villa Angela-St. Joseph for all the boys and girls in the neighborhood to share their Christmas wishes and make crafts with the students from VASJ. His elves will be in the kitchen at Gus’s Diner to provide you with the finest breakfast in town. Come out to VASJ between 10 a.m. and noon on December 17th. It’s only $5 per person.

Questions can be directed to Julia DiBaggio from Northeast Shores Development at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org

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School Seeks Enthusiastic Volunteers!

At Lakeshore Intergenerational School, we strive to provide our students with unique opportunities to grow their learning. While our teachers provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience inside the classroom, local volunteers have given our students a chance to extend their learning beyond this familiar setting.

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Shop at Cavotta's for Christmas Trees and Candy

If you are in the market for a high quality, fresh Christmas tree stop by Cavotta's at 19603 Nottingham, right by the railroad tracks. Angela has a beautiful selection of Frazier, Scots Pine, and White Pine trees. If you are looking for that perfect Christmas gift, her homemade chocolates, and caramel dipped pretzels are out of this world. Cavotta's is open 10 AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday 10 AM to 7 PM on Sunday.

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Small Business Saturday a Success on Waterloo

Waterloo road was hustling and bustling the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Better known in the retail realm as ‘Small Business Saturday’ this sponsored program by American Express is tailor made for local businesses across the country and even in our own backyard. If you happened upon the Waterloo Arts District on Saturday one would encounter everything from blue banners, cute tote bags, and ubiquitous hashtags like #shopsmall and #smallbizsat. One also would be greeted with excited vendors, galleries, and some deep discounts heading into the holiday shopping season.

Dru Christine Fabrics & Design is no stranger to the ‘Shop Small’ event. Celebrating their fifth year in the program, patrons were greeted to “Holiday Senses” which was a great mixture of sight, smell and sound. The shop welcomed LeMahogany ART and Miss Mixtures to give customers a full holiday sensory experience. Other highlights also include sweet surprises and an awesome performance by youth violinist, Kynnedy Simone.

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Ballot Box Outcomes

This was a big election year – not politically, but right here in Collinwood for the Ballot Box Project. The final projects have finally wrapped up, and this is what they brought:

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Picturing Collinwood Survey

Tell us what YOU think! We are very interested in hearing what you have to say. What are your impressions of the neighborhood? What have been our big successes, and what do we still need to address? Take a few minutes to share your thoughts and your vision with our online survey. It won't take you long, and the feedback you provide will be a huge help to us in prioritizing our revitalization strategy! 

Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey by visiting www.citizenmetrics.com/collinwood and possibly win a $25 gift certificate to a neighborhood eatery. 

Please use codeNE9961

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Drug Addiction Workshop at Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries

Are you or is someone among your family and friends affected by the heroin epidemic?  If so, Join us for an afternoon with Karell T. McDaniel, Director of Life Recovery Ministries This meeting will give us information and education to help deal will this heroin epidemic in our city. 

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Empty Bowls

On Thursday, December 15, 2016, Ginn Academy will hold its forth annual Empty Bowls fundraiser to directly support the Cleveland Foodbank. For a $10 donation, you will receive a handmade bowl, created by a member of the Ginn Academy ceramics program. Along with your bowl you will also receive a cup of  homemade soup,  a spoon and linen,  a slice of freshly made bread and a cookie. Please come to the Ginn Academy from 11:00 AM-2:00 PM to support this important cause for those in need in Northeast Ohio.  

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Movie review of "Arrival"

I recommend the movie “Arrival” because it presents a new version of aliens and a different possible reason for their arrival and identity.  It also explores ideas about physics and science, and the alien’s interpretation of time.

The movie’s tone starts immediately with a view Louise Bank’s (Amy Adams) isolated home, as she goes to work to teach a linguist class. When one of her students, who is immersed in her laptop (instead of the lecture), tells Banks to turn on the overhead news channel, the tension start immediately.  The news reporter announces that there are 12 oval alien crafts, each 1,500 feet tall, positioned around the world, with no known explanation as to why they are here…

When Colonel Weber (Forest Whitaker) asks Bank to help translate the alien sounds and language, she is assisted by physicist Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner), who becomes a part of her future as it relates to her past.

“Arrival” is suspenseful, and thoughtful throughout.  It has very beautiful and somber music depicting the aliens (called heptapods by the scientists), as they emerge out of the mists, into view for the first time.   They are not human in shape, but more like huge life forms related to an octopus. After initially viewing them, they appear very primeval, and take on a serene eternal quality. The heptapod’s non-linear writing is also very beautiful with its circular and mysterious form. And the discussion about how language is understood was fascinating.

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Winter's Near, Time for Holiday Cheer at Collinwood Library!

Youth Programs:

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café provided by the Cleveland Food Bank!!

Monday – Friday

3:30pm-4:30pm

Produce for Cleveland

Free, fresh produce distributed through a partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.  One free (5 pound) bag of produce per household, per week while supplies last.

Tuesdays (Ask branch staff for delivery schedule)

Homemade Gift Boxes

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St. Jerome Students Care

St. Jerome School has been bustling with activity.  In the month of October, the school had an assembly to kick off our Pennies for Pasta service project.  Students learned about Leukemia and how it affects people of all ages.  Through visual “blood cells and veins” they observed how the body is affected in a negative way causing Leukemia.  They were each given a box and asked to collect pennies, other coins, and bills that will help in research to cure this disease.  The classroom that raises the most money receives a pasta luncheon donated by Olive Garden.

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New Prayer Shawl Ministry at St. Jerome Church

Members of the newly formed St. Jerome Church Prayer Shawl Ministry gather with their creations before Mass.  Shawls are prayerfully made for distribution to parishioners and others in the community.  Uses for the shawls are endless, and St. Jerome has begun giving them to those who may be in need of comfort from illness, recovery or grief.  The group knits, crochets, quilts or sews in various styles and colors.  Nothing goes to waste, and small pieces of fabric or yarn are turned into warm winter scarves for the St. Jerome School students.  The shawls and scarves are made with love and blessed before being given.  Contact the parish office if you would like to join this ministry of service or if you would like to give or receive a shawl.

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