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Happy New Year

On behalf of my family and my office I hope all of you had a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah and a joyous Kwanzaa.  The history and traditions of our community run very deep this time of year. I wish to thank all of the neighborhood institutions and organizations who have been so vital to our community this past year. 

We all know that Christmas and early in the new year are giving times of the year and I hope you remember all the non-profits in the Ward 8 community from our places of worship, to the Salvation Army Temple Corps, the FoodBank, the Collinwood Food Pantry, and the Collinwood Ministries who daily help the less fortunate and needy of our community. My sincere appreciation for all they do for the community in providing food, clothing, family services, recreation or just a place of comfort or companionship. I urge all residents to continue to support their work through monetary donations or by volunteering.

To say the least, 2017 was a very challenging year. We saw progress in many areas and yet, we were constantly confronted with an increase in violent crime, in our community and city-wide. As I write this article the city has already experienced 128 homicides for the year. That doesn’t take into consideration the felonious assaults (crimes committed with a weapon), burglaries, robberies, car thefts, break-ins, etc.  It is extremely troubling to realize that Cleveland now has the distinction of having a higher per capita, based on population, homicide rate than Chicago or New York.  Law enforcement officials will tell you that the two greatest deterrents to any criminal activity in the city is an engaged citizenry, where residents and businesses look out for one another and willingly report incidents of criminal activity, and police patrolling the streets.

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Join us! Northeast Shores Annual Meeting Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

All residents are invited to attend the Northeast Shores’ (NSDC) Annual Meeting on Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 at 6pm at the Collinwood Recreation Center on Lakeshore Blvd. The meeting is free to attend, but attendees are encouraged to become members of NSDC, which starts at $10 for a year membership as a Collinwood resident. 

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Are you really covered?

Scott Andrew Mills

Principal Agent

If you neighbor's tree falls on your home, who pays for the repairs?  If it rains A LOT and water comes into your home from the outside via a door or window, are you covered?  If you are backing out or pulling into your garage and miss the door, do you claim it on your auto or homeowners policy?  Are you covered for a stone ship on your windshield?  For answers to these and other insurance questions, please call me at 440-895-5200 When you call ask how you can receive a $10 gift card.  

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Make a Difference: “Big Clean” Looks for Volunteers in 2018

Help plan the "Big Clean" during the ‘Keep Euclid Beautiful’ meeting on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 6pm at Euclid City Hall (585 East 222nd Street).  

The snow has fallen, trapping wrappers, bottles and other litter until the spring melt when the trash reappears along city streets. It is not a pretty visual, but you can help make a difference in the appearance of a cleaner, more beautiful Collinwood.

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Christmas Celebration at Lakeshore Rose Center

Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well enjoyed celebrating the holidays with one another at the annual Christmas Party. The party consisted of delicious food, photo booth and gift exchange! Stop by Lakeshore Rose Center Monday-Thursday from 10am-3pm to enjoy daily activities, educational programs, congregate meals, and fun events! Call 216-373-1915 for more information!

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Exercise Classes at Lakeshore Rose Center

Start the New Year off right by attending upbeat & energetic exercise classes for seniors at Paul W. Alandt Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well! Join us for classes on Tuesday & Thursday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30am. The class is led by Christine Lee, and features a variety of chair exercises that incorporate light weights, resistance bands, and exercise balls. Christine energizes the group with upbeat music and positive encouragement throughout the class.  Lakeshore Rose Center is located at 16600 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44110. Please call 216-373-1915 with any questions!

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We Made It!

We made it! On Friday, Dec 29 at 5 PM the Wagner Sign truck pulled away from the LaSalle Theater with the updated electronic marquee in place. Thanks to the City of Cleveland Department of Building and Housing, Councilman Mike Polensek, General Contractor TownCenter Construction, Monarch Private Capital and the folks at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress for working together with Northeast Shores Executive Director Camille Maxwell to meet our end-of-the-year deadline to get construction completed and approved on the restoration project. We will now start planning for an opening gala in the spring. And thanks for Northeast Shores board member Robert Gatewood at Full Spectrum: GamerHaven across the street from the LaSalle for monitoring this milestone in pictures.

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Local Family Spends Every Christmas Morning with Hospice Patients

Santa can’t be everywhere. So sometimes he has some very special people filling in for him. Members of the Jindra family have taken turns donning a Santa suit and gathering up a dedicated group of “elves” to spread holiday cheer at medical centers in Cleveland every Christmas morning for the past 54 years, including the last 14 years at David Simpson Hospice House. They are carrying on a century-old family tradition started by his great-grandfather in 1916.

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Neighborhood Sponsors pull together to help Young Leaders feed 100 people for Christmas!!

On Dec 21,2017 the Young Leaders sponsors Smolic Tire,Sievers Security,Ocho Rios & Bari Beauty & Health came together to help supply food for the Young Leaders Christmas Dinner for 100 people. There was a total of 25 volunteers at the event helping to serve Turkey,Stuffing,Dressing,Macoroni& Cheese,Green beans,Sweet potatoes,Apple and Cherry pie. The event was held at North point transitional living . This event was a success the volunteers felt it was a humbling experience and the residents enjoyed their meal. Other people and businesses who helped this come about isR&d Appliances,New Begginings Daycare ,Paninis bar & Grille,ChilliPeppers Fresh Mexican Grill, Brick Ceramic & design studio,Pendeltons barbershop and council woman Taneika Hill of Euclid   Young Leaders would like to thank all the participants for helping to provide a good christmas to the community.

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Collinwood Accordionist Kathy Hlad Inducted into Polka Hall of Fmae

Collinwood entertainer Kathy Hlad perfomed after she was inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, Saturday, November 25, at the Downtown Cleveland Marriott Hotel.

Kathy Hlad, the Collinwood accordionist and instructor, was one of three musicians to be inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame at a gala stage show at the 30th annual Polka Music Awards Show. She was joined on stage at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott Hotel Ballroom with two other lifetime  inductees, bandleaders Stan Blout and Frank Stanger, on Saturday, November 25, 2017.

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Fat Cats Treats Hospice Families to a December Meal to Remember

The sun setting over Lake Erie provided the perfect backdrop to a memorable December Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House. For the fourth consecutive year, Fat Cats, the popular eclectic eatery in Tremont, donated, prepared and served residents, their families and caregivers a meal featuring some of the most requested signature dishes from their menu.

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New Year, New YOU at Collinwood Library!

Brison and Brian add finishing touches to their scrolls while their mother Chanell (left) creates art of her own.

New Year, New YOU at Collinwood Library” 

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Do You Remember Oliver Hazard Perry School School’s Clock?

Have you had a chance to see what’s going on, at our new OHPS?

It’s going up fast - & it’s going to be wonderful!

Meanwhile . . .

Two things actually:

First off, one part of this shiny new building, is preserving memories of the old one. One the key elements to that, of course, is that grand old clock, that still stands in ONPS’s hall.

We want to restore this - & even put it back to working order.

But we need pictures! So . . . if you’re got photos of it (and stories about it too) please do contact us.

And . . .

If you’re connected to OHPS in some way - as a former student, teacher or staff member - do please become part of our newly started Oliver Hazard Perry School Alumni Association. This group would work on ideas to enhance OHPS. Interested? Do please contact us!

Thanks!!

Elva Brodnick
Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society

For More Information:

Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society
carrollsell@gmail.com // 216-738-0626

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Commemorating The One Hundred and Tenth Anniversary of the Collinwood School Fire of 1908

Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society presents Commemorating The One Hundred and Tenth Anniversary of the Collinwood School Fire of 1908.

It’s hard to believe that it’s been ten years, since our community remembered the 100th Anniversary of the Collinwood School Fire, of 1908.

Yet here we are, ten years later, remembering again, this tragedy that not only tore our own community apart, but truly had a far reaching impact on not just Collinwood, or our nation, but the world. It underlines the strength of this community of ours; we can never forget the tragedy of this - but we must also celebrate the strength of our Collinwood community in overcoming it. It is why the Memorial Garden stands in front of Memorial School - and why Memorial School is Memorial School.

Briefly, for those perhaps not familiar with the story, on Ash Wednesday, March 4th 1908, Lakeview School on Collamer Rd (what’s now E 152nd St), caught fire, killing 172 students, two teachers, & one “unknown” rescuer. Because of the Collinwood School Fire, doorways to public buildings were revamped, to ensure safe escape in case of fire.

That’s the very basic story, the rest of the story is complex, and fascinating.

So come February 2018, your Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society will be kicking off a series of events, commemorating this the 110th Anniversary of the Collinwood School Fire. Do look at the accompanying schedule of events; not only will there be a month long display about the Fire, at Memorial Nottingham Library, each Saturday will also have a program, then the Commemoration itself over March 4th & 5th. We’re also excited to be working with Mr James Badal, and the Kent State Press, on a book about the Fire - and are looking forward to sharing that (and more) with the community. Hope to see you there!

There’s something else too. We’ll be looking for your stories about the Collinwood School Fire. What stories have been handed down in your family? Are there photos, newspaper clippings etc you’d be willing to share? We’ve been researching this for over ten years, and we still come across things that help “tell the story” - you could very well have yet another piece of this so very complex story. So do get in touch with us! We very much appreciate it!

Looking forward to meeting all of you! 

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"Take Me to the King"

Javon and A'nyla perform "Santa Claus is coming to Town" with St. Jerome Pre-Kindergarten class.  Watch out, he knows when you are sleeping!

Music teacher, Julia Wallace, challenged the students to put themselves in Mary and Joseph’s shoes and imagine how they must have felt and the problems they must have faced bringing Christ into the world.  The students’ thoughts then became the narration for a very unique and wonderful Christmas pageant.  Mrs. Wallace wrote one of the songs which was performed by the Kindergarten, First & Second grade students. 

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Puzzling Fun

Cherysh and Love show off two of their favorite puzzles.

After-School Clubs are a big part of the fun and learning at St. Jerome School.  Clubs meet weekly after school and new ones start every six to eight weeks.  From sewing to math, to a Book Club, to Legos to vocalizing, there really is something for everyone.  Each teacher sponsors at least one club each year.  Mrs. Byrne's Puzzle Club started just before Christmas break and is a big hit with the students in Kindergarten to third grade!

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Third Graders Are Cool!

            Every student, no matter the age, loves December for the two-week holiday break, but the Third Graders at Saint Jerome are excited about some of the other things that lead up to the break!  They have been working hard all year on their Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic and we will continue doing so with some fun lessons.

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Let's Get Our Babies To College "Free" workshop with College Prep Consultant

Jowan Smith a mom in the Collinwood area worked hard over the last several years to get her daughter to college. There were not alot of resources available at the time she started which was in middle school. She decided to attack the issue herself by learning all she could to get her daughter to college. She ultimately got her daughter to college and helped many other families at the same time. This full time hobby became an actual business earlier this year. Jowan started, Getting Our Babies To College 101 which is a consulting firm that helps parents with the college prep process starting in middle school with interactive workshops. Her work has helped numerous families over the last year get to college and find lots of scholarship money. Even though her work is set up to start families early she works in the school districts with all grades including those who are in their last year of high school. Jowan has been featured in Today's Family Magazine, WZAK Access Cleveland, WGBH Ed Forum, & Ideastream. She will be hosting a free community event for families in the Collinwood area. February 3, 2018 1:00-4:00pm at Collinwood Recreation Center. This event will be a college prep workshop with her, lunch, arts and crafts for younger children, and a special guest appearance by The Man of Inspiration, Dr. Antoine Moss. Each family will get a free Dave's card at the end of event. Come out enjoy some food, music, and education. You must pre-register at gobtc101@yahoo.com or 216-785-3695. Let's get our babies to college, its more than a business its a movement.

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Holiday Party Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries

Children model their new jeckets

If you noticed an unusual number of cars parked on the corner of St. Clair and Royal or a steady stream of wide-eyed children and smiling adults entering and exiting the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries house on Sunday December 3rd you were not imagining this scene.  Santa made his annual visit to the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries Holiday Party to hand out gifts and coats to excited children. He could not have furnished gifts and coats without the help of the police and fire departments’ Toys for Tots and Operation Warm programs. 

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Are You Thinking of Joining the Catholic Church?

Whether you’re just beginning to consider your faith journey or you’ve been a Christian all your life, find out if the Catholic Church is where your belong. RCIA, the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, is our process for exploring the Catholic faith, growing your relationship with Christ and for many, entering the Church. Get started now, call:

Rev. Joseph J. Fortuna S.T.D., Pastor

Our Lady of the Lake Parish

19951 Lakeshore Blvd.

Euclid, OH 44119

Phone: 116.486.0850 ext. 24 Fax: 216.486.0851

joe@olleuclid.org

www.olleuclid.org

“Tell Ft. Joe that Vince from the barbershop sent you.”

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Annual Meeting

The Slovenian Society Home Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday February 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.

The Slovenian Home is located at 20713 Recher Ave in Euclid, Ohio.

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How GamerHaven came to East 185th Street

It’s been a whirlwind of a year. If anything has become clear to me in 2017, it’s that investing in your community is always, always worth it.

In January, I decided to take my graphic design and creative skills on my own. After freelancing alone for a few months, I knew I didn’t want to do it by myself anymore; the talented people in my life all seemed to have a common string that was just out of reach that could tie us and our opportunities together. I was more drawn to figuring out how to pull that string toward us than to do great work alone.

Master Collective, the company I’m building every day, is based on two ideas: that creativity is best exercised among a group of people, and that a constant willingness to improve would benefit my teammates, clients, and community. These ideas never left me, so with 2017 feeling like a year that people in my life are taking their shots on lifelong dreams...it was time for me to as well.

Coinciding with these life choices around my work, my wife and I made a decision to invest further in our city and family by looking to purchase our first home. Why do one big life-altering thing when you can do two, right?

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Cleveland East In-Home Care Location Named "Caring Star of 2018" by Caring.com

Beachwood, OH Dec. 18, 2017 —Right at Home-Cleveland East has been selected by Caring.com as one of America’s top-rated in-home care agencies with the website’s “Caring Stars of 2018” recognition. This is the second year in a row that Cleveland East has earned this distinction. The annual list highlights in-home care service excellence and aims to help families in their online search to find care for their elderly loved ones. The Cleveland East senior care franchise was one of a select 61 Right at Home offices that earned Caring.com’s highest-possible ratings from consumer ratings and reviews through the website’s partnership with Home Care Pulse.  Cleveland East’s Right at Home is one of two home care agencies recognized in the Northeast Ohio region.

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Crafting with Cops Recap

Home Decor Station filled with participants

Christmas crafts bought Christmas cheer. Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp hosted Crafting with Cops on Wednesday December 13, 2017 at Five Pointe Community Center. Participants included local residents, youth, teens and officers from Cleveland Police 5th District. We had a diverse group of participants of all ages; everyone was a part of making beautiful Christmas decorations and gifts.

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