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Euclid Beach Pier Ribbon Cutting

You are invited to join

Councilman Mike Polensek,

Executive Director Brian Zimmerman and the Board of Commissioners

of the Cleveland MetroParks

for an

 

Official Ribbon Cutting

for the Euclid Beach Pier

at Euclid Beach Park

16301 Lakeshore Blvd.


Wednesday, May 22, 2019

11:00 AM

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Winding Up for Summer

Spring has sprung and the cleaning season has just begun! In order to make your property aesthetically more appealing, I am asking each and every property owner to please clean up their property.  Lawn care is one of the biggest part in maintaining curb appeal, as well as regularly mowing the lawn, raking the leaves and pulling weeds. The appearance of our community is important to me and should be to all. If there is a home on your street that has an unkempt yard please report it to the Division of Health (216) 664-2300 or the Mayors Action Center at (216) 664-2900.  If there is a home or business that is not being maintained properly please call that into the Building & Housing hotline (216) 664-2007.  Our community deserves to look the best it can be. There is a great sense of history and pride on the northeast side especially in the greater Collinwood community.

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Community Conversation with Eric Gordon

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

6:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

St. Mary’s Church (gym) - 15519 Holmes Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110

You’re invited to a community conversation with Cleveland schools CEO Eric Gordon. Bring your concerns and come to share your ideas about how to make our public schools better—for all our children.

Childcare and food will be provided. 

Free and open to all, registration requested for planning purposes

Call 216.383.9772 to register

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Lost Dog Needs Your Help

Shelby, a shepherd-mix, has been missing since April 12. Call 440-497-0702 with sightings immediately.

Shelby, a tan colored shepherd-mix dog, went missing from the parking lot located at 885 E. 222nd St. on April 12. There have been several unconfirmed sightings between Euclid and North Collinwood, but the dog is still at-large. Shelby is a friendly dog, but very scared. If you see her, please contact 440-497-0702 immediately so she can be reunited with her family. There is a $200 reward being offered for the dog's safe return.

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Interested in Gardening? Want to Help a Historic Garden Project?

It's time to get serious, about the Memorial Garden, at Memorial School located at 420 East 152 Street. Therefore, we are officially launching our Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden Project 2019. This is a new project for our Garden – a new hope – one that’ll finally be able to truly make our Garden shine; as it deserves. 

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Learning Through The Arts: Waterways To Waterways Community Art Project

On Thursday, April 18th, Cleveland Public Library Collinwood Branch, in partnership with Praxis Fiber Workshop and Collinwood Reads, hosted New Tech Collinwood students and the Collinwood Community to create banners to hang from the Detroit-Superior Bridge in downtown Cleveland on June 22nd. The workshop is part of the 50th anniversary of the Cuyahoga River catching fire on June 22, 1969 and part of The Cleveland Foundation’s Creative Fusion: Waterways to Waterways. Waterways to Waterways brings together a group of international and local artists to focus on projects that connect the regenerative efforts for the Cuyahoga to global waterways.  We are so proud that local artist, Jessica Pinsky, Executive Director of Praxis Fiber workshop, involved the Collinwood Community as part of this amazing exhibit.  Special thanks to Sharon Kidd, Site Coordinator for Wraparound Services at New Tech Collinwood, OhioGuidestone, and art teacher, Ms. Avers, for their help in getting students to participate. Thank you also goes to Teacher, Ebony,Coordinator for "Collinwood Reads" for her support.  Collinwood Branch Manager, Caroline Peak, and Jessica Pinsky were featured on the April 12th edition of “We the People” on WKYC to promote the program. We appreciate the show’s Executive Producer, Margaret Bernstein, for the opportunity to talk about this wonderful community art project.

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Cleveland Water's 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available

At Cleveland Water, we know our drinking water is essential to the quality of life of more than 1.4 million people in 80 communities. That’s why we are committed to providing our customers with safe, high-quality, drinking water that is available at the turn of a tap any hour of the day.

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2019 Neighborhood Resources

Dear Residents,


In my last eNews update, I told you about changes to come at our newly rebranded Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers (NRRCs). I am pleased to announce that registration for the City of Cleveland's expanded summer programming at our NRRCs is now open. All of these programs are free.

Earlier this week, Cleveland City Council passed the legislation necessary for this important step forward. The City’s 22 Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers will offer expanded intergenerational programming. Registration for Summer 2019 programs is available by completing a registration form in person at one of the NRRCs or online by clicking here. Some class sizes are limited. Early registration is recommended.

So what do these changes mean for you? My goal is for our NRRCs, in collaboration with my Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth & Young Adults, to provide better intergenerational programming that expands the scope of opportunity available to our residents - especially our youth and young adults. These enhanced programs strategically transition away from traditionally sports-based offerings to programming aimed at giving youth a stronger foundation for success later in life. 

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GardenWalk Cleveland 2019

For the third year Collinwood will once again be a stop on GardenWalk Cleveland 2019, scheduled for the weekend of July 13th and 14th from 10-5. On Saturday July 13th the Detroit Shoreway, Old Brooklyn and West Shore neighborhoods are open, and on Sunday July 14th Collinwood, Fairfax, Little Italy and Broadway Slavic Village gardens are featured. This allows each gardener  to spend one day visiting other neighborhoods. 

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Centennial Gala Reservations Open

St. Jerome Parish is celebrating 100 years! The parish that Monsignor Leo O. Hammer formed a century ago on Lake Shore Boulevard in Cleveland continues today as a thriving Roman Catholic community serving North Collinwood.

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"Hidden Gems" at St. Jerome

Amit Peled will make his Cleveland debut performing Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto in A Minor, Op.33 with City Music Cleveland at St. Jerome on May 19 at 4 pm

As part of our St. Jerome Parish Centennial celebration, City Music Cleveland will perform a Sunday afternoon concert on May 19, 2019 at 4 pm.  The program will consist of:

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The Ghoul

Goulardi shirts selling at Family Sports on East 185th Street

 Born in 1949, Ronald Sweed was the only child of Robert and Irene Sweed, growing up at 1964 Idlehurst Drive. In 1963 he and some friends would attend a showing of "Dr Silkini and his Frankenstein Show" at a local theater. A combination of live act with skits and showing of old monster movies much in the style of local Ernie Anderson's Ghoulardi Show on WJW TV-8 that Ron enjoyed.  In the alley after the show they found a pitched trunk with a gorilla suit in it. He wound up taking the suit and wearing it home. In July of that year he'd heard Anderson would be attending Euclid Beach Park's Coca-Cola Day to do a promotional appearance. Sweed decided to show up in the gorilla suit where after Anderson having seen him got him up on stage and incorporated him as part of his act. Soon afterwards Anderson took him on as an intern helping with bits and other chores with the show. At age 14, misusing his station's credentials, he was able to meet the Beatles at a press conference held at their downtown hotel prior to their concert at Municipal Stadium. The Ghoulardi Show ran from 1961 to 1966 when Anderson left for Los Angeles finding a lucrative career doing voice over work. The slot and format of the show would continue as Houlihan and Big Chuck, who had worked with Anderson on the show with Sweed continuing on as an intern.

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Nan's Notes

At Waterloo Arts

Playwrights Local and Powerful Long Ladder

Tickets are on sale now for THIZ GIRLZ LYFE by Ernesta Jefferson, directed by Terrence Spivey. The play tells the story of Nasheema Morgan, an exotic dancer in present-day Cleveland, Ohio. Nasheema appears to have everything she needs: a house, a handsome man, and a loving daughter. But beneath that facade, things are spiraling out of control. Nasheema’s husband expresses his anger with violence and belittling. The party scene that she turns to puts her daughter at greater risk. Nasheema can only deal with so much before she must find a way out. General Admission with accommodations upon request: $18 Adults | $15 Seniors & Groups | $12 Students. info@playwrightslocal.org | (216) 302-8856

At the Beachland

Get Hep Swing’s 20th Anniversary Weekend at the Beachland       Saturday May 27

$15 ADV / $18 DOS / ALL AGES / BALLROOM

Celebrate Get Hep Swing's 20th Anniversary with Valerie Salstrom and Joel Plys at the Annual Swing Prom with The Pitt Vipers featuring Sweet B. Plus: A performance by internationally acclaimed swing dance champions, Alexis Davila and Cyle Dixon. A beginner-friendly jitterbug lesson with Valerie Salstrom and her first dance partner and co-creator of Get Hep Swing, Joel Plys. A photo op spot for you and your friends to show off in your prom attire. The chance to win swell prizes if you are elected to the swing prom court.

Doors open at 7:00 pm. Beginner-friendly jitterbug lesson from 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm. No partner or previous experience needed. Live music begins at 8:00 pm with The Pitt Vipers featuring Sweet B. Crowning the King and Queen of the Swing Prom at 9:30 pm. Dress to impress in your fanciest prom attire from any era.

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Girls Rock Immensely!

Girls Rock has been in existenance for 4 years.  Girls Rock is a mentoring Program for  grades 5-8.  This program helps improve

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Beach Club Bistro Serves 10th Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House

Greg Jurcisin, owner of Beach Club Bistro, has donated and served 10 dinners to patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House. This month, he and his staff were serving up oven-roasted turkey with all the trimmings. 

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed Beach Club Bistro to David Simpson Hospice House for an April Meal to Remember. The program invites Cleveland’s top chefs to participate in providing a meaningful dinner together for patients and their families. All of the food and culinary talent are donated by the restaurant. This marked the 10th dinner owner Greg Jurcisin and the culinary staff at Beach Club Bistro have generously donated, prepared and served since the program’s inception!

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Dr. Kevin Dieter Earns National Award from American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Hospice of the Western Reserve physician Dr. Kevin Dieter is the recipient of the 2019 Josefina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM). He received the award at the AAHPM's Annual Conference in Orlando recently. Dr. Dieter is associate medical director at Hospice of the Western Reserve and directs the medical care provided at David Simpson Hospice House on E. 185th St. in Cleveland. He is also the physician for the team that delivers hospice care in the homes of patients in Lake, Geauga and portions of eastern Cuyahoga County.

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Collinwood Will Be the Host Neighborhood For Cleveland Chain Reaction

The third installment of Cleveland Chain Reaction will take place in the city’s Collinwood neighborhood. The neighborhood, located at the city’s northeast boundary, will host this economic development project that matches local investors with local entrepreneurs. By the end of 2019, the Chain Reaction partners aim to have five new businesses preparing to open in the neighborhood. Collinwood was selected from a group of four neighborhood finalists, which also included Kamm’s Corners (in West Park), La Villa Hispana (in Clark Fulton) and Glenville.  Collinwood was a neighborhood finalist in each of the past two Chain Reaction seasons.

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North Collinwood! We are having a yard sale!

 North Collinwood! We are having a yard sale! 

or should we say…

YOU are having a yard sale!

Those semi orphaned , unused items that have been sitting, tucked away in boxes in your closets, basements and attics could once again find a new home and bring you some cash. 

We’ve set aside June 22 and 23 to have a North Collinwood neighbor yard sale, which, with your participation , will be a fun and fruitful community event.

If you are interested in being part of the sale for the weekend or any one day, please send an email to nocoyardsale@gmail.com

A $5 per household contribution towards marketing this event will be asked of participants to help cover the cost of marketing this event 

 If you have ANY questions, please email nocoyardsale@gmail.com

Let the purge begin!

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Annual Bunny Breakfast Recap

Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Greater Collinwood Development Corporation hosted the 2nd Annual Ward 10 Bunny Breakfast on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Aspinwall Outreach Center. We welcomed youth, residents and families surrounding Ward 10 to come together for this fun occasion. Participants had breakfast, created Easter crafts, got their face painted and took photos with the Easter Bunny. The event was phenomenal. We had over 100 residents participate in the event.

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8 Week Health Challenge

This fun competition motivates participants to get in shape in a healthy way! Programming includes group exercise sessions and health talks with Cleveland Clinic caregivers and other lifestyle management professionals. Pre - and post health screenings are performed to help participants track their progress and celebrate their success.

The "Euclid Collinwood " 8 Week Health Challenge is a part of the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) - a collaborative effort between Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness.

You must register to participate: www.clevelandclinic.org/EuclidCollinwood or contact Ann Coughin, MBA, BSN, RN at 216.692.8969 or acoughli@ccf.org.

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95 Year-old Local Repairman still on Job and with many Stories to Tell

Ernie Hirsh, 2019 (taken by L. Peskin)

One of Euclid's best kept secrets is electronics repairman Ernie Hirsh, age 95, who works most days a week in his shop in the 500 block of East 185th Street, as he has since 1958.   Ernie is attuned to all things tv and recalls that he saw on Channel 8 that the next total eclipse of the sun viewable in North America will occur on April 8, 2024, Ernie's 100th birthday.  So special will this day be, and so robust Ernie feels at present that he is confident he will be able to view that eclipse. 

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Euclid Creek Rain Barrel Painting Workshop

The Friends of Euclid Creek, in partnership with the Collinwood Rain Barrel Project and the City of Beachwood are sponsoring a Rain Barrel Painting workshop June 1st and 2nd for adults and families. (Families are encouraged to register but there will only be one barrel per family.)

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