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Sun, Sand and Celebration Make Euclid Beach a BLAST!

Some Euclid Beach Blast highlights including a beach selfie with Ali, my right hand woman!  For more pictures and video, visit facebook.com/euclidbeachblast

We had a BLAST celebrating community and creativity on the shores of Lake Erie at the sixth annual Euclid Beach Blast!  We jammed and danced to local talent at the Beachland at the Beach stage from The Prime Directive, Maura Rogers and the Bellows, David Loy and the Ramrods and Grupo Son Gitano and if jamming and dancing to the sound and the beat of these bands wasn’t enough, we kept it moving with a kickoff from the O.H. Perry Drumline, high kicks from Unified Martial Arts and side kicks and more from a Nulife fitness bootcamp demonstration!

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:21 PM, 08.09.2015

Gift from Lifelong Euclid Resident to Fund Hospice House Upgrades

Guests stroll along the Vista Walk overlooking Lake Erie.

Hospice of the Western Reserve Announces Long-Range Growth Plans

Twenty years ago, Hospice of the Western Reserve began admitting patients at its new hospice house – the first in Ohio and one of only a handful in the country – overlooking 1,200 feet of Lake Erie waterfront. At a recent anniversary ceremony, president and chief executive officer Bill Finn announced the agency is engaged in a master planning process with C.C. Hodgson, a firm specializing in healthcare and senior living design services.

 “This is a multi-year journey,” Finn said, speaking before an audience of staff members, volunteers and community supporters. “Our objective is to set long-term goals for David Simpson Hospice House and the adjacent 12-acre Christian Life Center property we acquired in 2009. As we examine the options to grow and to expand this campus, our focus is on solutions that will most benefit the Northeast Ohio region - our patients, families and the community.” 

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

East 185th Street Planning Second Public Meeting

The East 185th Street corridor is undergoing a planning process, and we want your input. The public meeting will be held the second week of September. Be on the lookout for more information. For more information, call John Boksansky at (216) 481-7660.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Blue Breeze Sports Bar & Grill

Blue Breeze

The new Blue Breeze Sports Bar & Grill, on the corner of East 169th St., and Lakeshore Blvd., is currently open to the public, on a limited basis.  The official Blue Breeze Grand Opening celebration will be held sometime in October.

Blue Breeze customers can enjoy a full service deli, central air, a large TV, and indoor or outdoor dining.

A lot of renovation has been done on the building for Blue Breeze over the past several months, including painting, carpentry, a new cement patio, railings, and the Blue Breeze sign.
   
The Blue Breeze Sports Bar & Grill is located at 16826 Lakeshore Blvd.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Did You Submit Your Roof Application?

Is your roof damaged?  Do you want the opportunity to take care of a major repair without incurring the kind of upfront, debilitating expense that a new roof generally comes with?  For a limited time and on a first come first serve basis, Neighborhood Housing Services is sponsoring a roofing program.   So what are you waiting for?  Submit your application TODAY!  

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

We Have Limited Artist Live/Work Spaces Available, Hurry to Select Your Space!!!!!!!!

Four of the six units at the newly renovated Glencove Building (located at 231 East 156th) have been swooped up by some amazing artists! Want to check out the remaining two spaces? Or our other Artist Live/Work Spaces available at 276 East 156th and 321 East 156th Street? Sure you do! The Renter Equity Program is waiting for you.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of a very cool community. Be the next Artist to move into this creative space and receive a $50 gift card to one of our neighborhood restaurants, retail or music venues. To schedule a tour of all Artist/Live Work Spaces please contact Camille Maxwell at (216) 481-7660 ext. 30 or send an email cmaxwell@northeastshores.org

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Public Meeting for New O. H. Perry School

By now I hope you have heard that because of the Levy that passed last year for the Cleveland Municipal School District we are now working through the process to build a new Oliver Hazard Perry Elementary School.What I can tell you at this writing is that the architect is on board and the Community Advisory Committee should be meeting them at their next meeting.  Our next steps are to set up the all community meeting, work with the architect and keep pushing forward.  Our goal is to have the best possible school we can have from an architectural point of view, one that fits the needs of the community and our children, pays heed to the history of the old school and the person whose name is on it, and overall create a school whose academic record can exceed all expectations.

To accomplish our goals the Committee cannot work alone. We are comprised of representatives from all aspects of the community along with CMSD and the Councilman.  YOU ARE AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE PROCESS.  AN ALL COMMUNITY MEETING is planned for TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 at OLIVER HAZARD PERRY SCHOOL located at 18400 Schenely. Parking is in the parking lot and you can enter the gymnasium from the Harland.  This meeting is in conjunction with the East 185th Street Neighborhood Association meeting and the Oliver Hazard Perry Community Advisory Committee.  The meeting will begin at 6:00 PM at the school.  EVERYONE is most welcome to attend.  

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to call the office of Councilman Polensek at (216) 664-4236 or email us at mpolensek@clevelandcitycouncil.org.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Healthier Seniors in Collinwood 2015

Seniors in motion!

Last month in the Observer it was reported that Michel Hodges and Linda Zolten-Wood had received a grant from Collinwood 2015, an initiative blending arts and health activities to improve the health of our community.  Michel and Linda have been working with the seniors at the Paul Alandt Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well.  Their series of 6 programs is half way done and all involved are very happy with the results.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

St. John Nottingham Church hosts Dr.Paul Maier

St. John Nottingham Lutheran Church is presenting a seminar at the church, 17403 Nottingham Road, on Saturday September 19, 2015 from 9:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. This seminar is being presented as part of our 125 th anniversary celebration for “Spreading the Good News” in the Collinwood area.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

St. John Nottingham serving Collinwood for over 125 years

St. John Lutheran School is proud that it has, over the years, admitted students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies and admissions policies.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Cleveland Mass Mob Came to St. Jerome

In One Voice.

The 'mob' is the People of God.  Jesus tells us, "For where there are two or three gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."  This gathering is a parish. Each parish has its own personality, its own charism.  Mass Mob is a celebration of community, and sacred space, with the presence of Jesus.  Cleveland's Mass Mob was warmly welcomed at Saint Jerome's.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Picnic Time

José and his family have been enjoying the picnic for many years.

In a month where it seemed like the rain would never stop, the sun came out and smiled on the St. Jerome annual picnic and raffle on June 28, 2015.  From the well-seasoned grill crew, to the Chinese Auction Baskets, to the setting up of tents and tables, to the raffle, Our Holy Name Society did a marvelous job of orchestrating this event, as they do every year.  And of course all the attendees who shared snacks, side dishes and yummy desserts outdid themselves this year.  Mark your calendar now and plan to join us for the annual Clam and Steak Bake this September 27th.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Healthy Collinwood Cookbook

Peyton, 4, harvesting her radishes at the Collinwood Friends Garden this summer.

The Collinwood Friends Garden, located on the corner of East 156th and Corsica, is compiling recipes for a Healthy Collinwood Cookbook! Please share with us your yummiest and freshest recipes that you love to make. If possible, include a photograph! Submit entries to Brittainyquinn@gmail.com by September 10th.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Experience Collinwood 2015 Projects!

Planting a Healthy Menu, seniors visit Cavotta's Garden Center.

It is time to check out the first three of 13 arts and wellness projects! This projects are brought to you in thanks to Kresge Foundation and Northeast Shores Develoment Corporation.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Northeast Shores Wins Art Place Funding for Ballot Box Project

Residents and neighborhood stakeholders will be deciding how a $200,000 grant from Art Place will be spent on neighborhood art projects. The community will vote on their favorite projects, a process known as participatory budgeting (PB). PB is a different way to manage public money, and to engage people in government. This grant will give community members a say in how funds will be spent to revitalize the neighborhood.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Lakeshore Intergenerational School

Mrs. Omlor assists a student with a math activity.

It’s about that time of year again; school is just around the corner. Last weekend the staff of Lakeshore Intergenerational School hosted their second annual Family Fun Day! Over 200 people came to enjoy the activities.  Returning and new students are so excited for school to begin.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

August Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR ADULTS                                                                                       

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Collinwood Slovenian Home 2015 "Man of the Year" Congratulations Dinner

The Collinwood Slovenian Home is honoring their 2015 “Man of the Year”, Ed Kocin, with a dinner on Wednesday, September 16, 2015.  The event will be held at the Collinwood Slovenian Home, 15810 Holmes Avenue.  Dinner will be prepared by Julie Zalar and will be served from 5:00 p.m to 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. 

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Young Leaders Program do Community Service at E 140th Garden

Young Leaders Program did community service alongside members of the community on E 140th on Lakeshore. They cut grass and pulled weeds out of the mini bean ,cabage and peper gardens . Young Leaders Program is all about helping the community. If you are a local business and you need a helping hand with anything, we do not mind doing service. We are located in the Collinwood Recreational Center, where we teach 6th-12th graders  problem solving,critical thinking,community awareness, and leadership skills. If you are interested in volunteering ,signing your 6th-12th grader up or becoming a part of our staff call Vice President Breauna Sweeney (216) 622-5849  or send a resume to Youngleadersprogram@yahoo.com. Be a part of the solution !!

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

365 Days of Walking in Collinwood

The "365 Days of Walking in Collinwood" is a project for those who live in the Collinwood area to get out and get active. Residents of Collinwood and other interested individuals are encouraged to plan and carry out a walk within the Collinwood area and complete the attached Walking Route Submission form. Photos taken along the route may also be submitted. To submit or get forms please go to our website at: 365daysofwalkingincollinwood.com. The end result of the project will be a book titled, "365 Days of Walking in Collinwood". The book will contain 365 walking routes within the Collinwood neighborhood of Cleveland, OH, one for each day of the year, along with photos. How fun to be in a up-coming book and all you did was walk around your neighborhood. Those who participate in the project must submit their entries by September 30, 2015.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Cleveland Metroparks Announces Beach Access

After examining a number of alternatives, Cleveland Metroparks has received approval from the Army Corps of Engineers to modify a portion of Euclid/Villa Angela Beach that will provide the community with a temporary, designated swim area. The designated swim area will provide neighborhood residents and visitors the opportunity to access water for heat relief and other beach activities as Cleveland Metroparks continues to work on identifying a permanent solution for the site. 

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

August Events About Town

August        Downtown Take-A-Hike Tours
August        Arts in August
August        Hop aboard Lolly the Trolley for a CLE City Life Tour

Saturdays    North Union Farmers Market @ Shaker Square
Sundays       Kamm's Corners Farmers Market
Tuesdays     North Coast Namaste
Tuesdays     Tremont Farmers Market
Tuesdays     Cleveland Summer Cinema in Old Brooklyn
Wednesdays Walnut Wednesdays
Wednesdays Wade Oval Wednesdays
Thursdays    Lunch by the Lake
Thursdays    Edgewater LIVE

Aug 1         Euclid Beach Blast
Aug 1         New Day in Hough festival
Aug 2         Warehouse District Street Festival
Aug 2         Cleveland One World Festival
Aug 7         Walk All over Waterloo
Aug 7-9      Weapons of Mass Creation
Aug 8         Rock Around the Park (Jefferson Park)
Aug 8         Glenville Community Festival & Heritage 5K
Aug 13-16   Feast of the Assumption in Little Italy
Aug 14        Tremont Art Walk
Aug 15        Ward 1 - Hot Fun! Community Expo and 5K
Aug 21        Third Fridays @ 78th Street Studios
Aug 21-23   St Mary's Romanian Festival
Aug 29        Union Miles - Connecting Communities Festival

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Last Days of Summer

It is hard to believe that these are already the last days of summer.  Yet, there is still so much to be done and a lot of fun yet to be had!!! I see many of you out in the Ward at different events, ie our Summer Concert Series at Euclid Beach, having fun – as it should be, with your family. 

Having said that I hope everyone has seen that the MetroParks has announced and opened Villa Angela Beach for swimming. This is a victory for our community and I wish to thank all of the individuals, neighborhood organizations and community activists for expressing their thoughts and opinions on this matter.  My thanks to MetroParks for hearing us and realizing how passionately, we as a community, feel about our beloved lakefront.  We are blessed in Ward 8 with almost two miles of lakefront.  These parks, besides providing recreational opportunities to our residents and children, have an economic impact on our neighborhood. Closed beaches mean less investment and lost opportunities.

We want clean beaches and parks that benefit our citizens.  Our next goal is to see swimming available for summers to come at Euclid Beach and Villa Angela.  We are also looking forward to seeing the final design and construction timeline for the replacement of the historic Euclid Beach pier.  Only then will we have a true destination park in our community.  I am committed to seeing that pier reconstructed.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Did You Know There is Flag Etiquette?

 As children we were taught to reverence the flag of our beloved county.  As Brownies and Girl Scouts we learned to care for the flag of America for which people had died.  Yet, there are those who neglect to display Old Glory with the respect it deserves.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Local Residents Invited to Support Villa Angela- St. Joseph’s "Escape on the Lake"

Hospice of the Western Reserve is collaborating with Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School (VASJ) to support the school's annual fundraiser, "Escape on the Lake" 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, July 11. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. at (VASJ), 18491 Lakeshore Blvd., with the Finish Line at the shoreline of Lake Erie, on the property adjacent to VASJ and David Simpson Hospice House. This park-like property, formerly home to the Christian Life Center, and is now part of Hospice of the Western Reserve's Lakeshore Campus. 

Members from the surrounding community are encouraged to run the 5k, walk the 1-mile, or cheer on the athletes. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase something delicious from one of the food trucks at the event. Bring your kites, lawn toys/games and a blanket and enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the Lake Erie waterfront. 

This is a 20th Anniversary celebration for the David Simpson Hospice House.hospicewr.org and a fundraising event for Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School vasj.com/escape-on-the-lake. Register for the run on the Hermes website: hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/escapeonthelake.asp.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Tri-C Launches New Adult Diploma Program

A new program launching at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will link earning a high school diploma with free job training for adults age 22 or older who left school before graduating.

Enrollment in the Adult Diploma Program at Tri-C opens Monday, July 6. The state-funded project is designed to provide the schooling and training needed for jobs within in-demand fields.

Those accepted into the program will simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an industry credential. The College’s program will prepare participants for careers in health-care services, manufacturing, logistics and construction.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Market Thursday at Cavotta's Urban Market

Be sure to stop at Cavotta's Urban Market for the next Market Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. You will find a wide selection of vintage and secondhand treasures live music, food, arts and crafts, and other interesting stuff Cavitta's is located at 19603 Nottingham Rd. for information on having a booth call 216-692-0300.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:03 AM, 07.12.2015

Silhouette Productions Presents "42nd Street"

Auditions for 42nd Street Director: Frank Lucas  Musical Director: Ginny Rodeig  Choreographer: Tara Mirabile 
Tuesday , August 4 and Thursday, August 6 Monday, August 10 for auditions and callbacks Tuesday, August  11 callbacks 7:00 to 9:30 pm Shore cultural center 291 East 222nd Street Euclid Room 241 upstairs  No recorded music or accapello. Accompanist available  Bring sheet music and be prepared to dance(tap, jazz, Ect.) Questions call 216-219-3630. Show dates October 16,17,18,23,24&25

This is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Musical hits include You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We’re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed

42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical,. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. On opening night, Ms. Brock falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the roll. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs and ten dance numbers and becomes a star.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 11:40 AM, 07.12.2015

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries Coming Attractions

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries House  15706 St. Clair Ave

In an effort to revive the economic growth of the Collinwood, Glenville, East Park, North Shores, Nottingham Village, and Saint-Clair Superior neighborhoods, donations and contributions are being generated through the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (CNCM.org).

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Calling All Volunteers for the Collinwood Fire Memorial Garden!

The Little Red Cap Project :

Clean-Up The Garden

Sat. July 18th  8 am - 12 noon

Memorial School on E 152nd.

Know many of you will have heard about our new Little Red Cap Project, to restore the Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden!

We had a great meeting on June 13th, and decided that the first thing we had to do was get the Garden presentable - basically weeding and getting a good layer of mulch down to keep it weeded. (If you weren't able to be there, and want to be part of this - just email or call me or Charlotte, so we'll be able keep you informed - and thanks!)

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Choose Your School

No longer do kids need to go to the school down the street. With open enrollment, families can choose a school that fits their child’s individual learning style and interests. It is because of these options Northeast Shores created a book that features testimonials of the families and students that chose a school different from the one assigned to them by the district. This book will accompany the Transformation Alliance’s school information book that will be available later this month.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Neighborhood Grants

Do you and your friends want to inspire change the neighborhood? If so, there are grants for groups of residents available. For larger projects with funding available up to $5,000, check out Neighborhood Connections, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the people of Cleveland. If you have a small project, or need supplemental funds up to $250, check out Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ O&A Grant created to help out the neighborhood with short term financial needs. Deadline for Neighborhood Connections is August 14, 2015 and the Mini Responsive Grant with deadlines July 2, 2015, September 3, 2015 and November 5, 2015.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Collinwood 2015 Project Announcement

Photo by Bridget Caswell

Arts and health will unite for thirteen amazing projects through Northeast Shores’ new program, Collinwood 2015. The 13 projects include five on exercise together, four on preventative care access, on health eating, one on domestic violence, and one on insurance awareness. These projects will happen in North Collinwood between now and the end of August. Learn more about these projects and how you can participate by calling Julia at 216-481-7660.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

July Events at the Memorial-Nottingham Library

Cleveland Public Library (CPL), 2015 Summer Reading Program. 

This year, the following cultural organizations are encouraging youths to READ+LEARN+HELP+EXPLORE through reading: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Great Lakes Science Center, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and The Children's Museum of Cleveland. 

The theme of the 2015 Summer Reading Program is music and dance.  Every CPL Library will have reading events in July. The events at your local Memorial-Nottingham Library will be held on Wednesday's, in the meeting room. Each event starts at 3:00pm and is for kids in grades K-8. 

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Impacting the Community

If your looking to make a difference in the community get involved with the Young Leaders program. Young leaders program teaches 6th to 12th graders life tools consisting of problem solving,critical thinking,leadership skills, and community responsibility. This is an afterschool program located at the Collinwood Recreational Center, who not only strives to build young leaders, but to build a better community. We actually go into communities and do service. We are looking to hire managers, teachers, secrataries, and promotion workers. Help us reach the youth! If your interested in getting involved,volunteering or donating contact Vice President Breauna Sweeney 216-622-5849 or send a resume to youngleadersprogram@yahoo.com.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Riding Through Grief Helps Kids Through Healing Power of Horses

Riding Through Grief, a day camp offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve in collaboration with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding  Center, 16497 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, is being offered for children ages 8-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Through riding and working with horses on a 45-acre farm, trained grief counselors help participants explore their feelings in a supported environment with peers undergoing the same pain.

This marks the fourth consecutive year for the special program. Participants can choose from two week-long options:  June 22–26 or July 13–July 17. The half-day camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The fee is $75; scholarships are available. For more information or an application, call Leslie Dials at 216.216.486.6702.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Achievement Through the Arts

Achievement Through the Arts (ATA) is an arts based program that works with youth in the South Collinwood community. It is located at the Five Pointe Community Center at 813 East 152 Street.

“Our main focus is arts and cultural awareness” said executive director Brenda Shorts. Their training includes singing and theater. Last year they sang at the Euclid Beach Blast and Porchfest, attended a production of “The Lion King,” and put on their own production of “The Wiz” for Gateway Retirement.

ATA also participated in Parade the Circle this year. The children went dressed as bumblebees and made their own creative costumes out of headpieces, wings and tie-dye pants. This year they are going to see the “Cinderella” production, which starts July 21st at Cleveland Playhouse Square. Jackson said that they are looking for sponsors to take the inner city program to a city, cultural event.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

New Day Academy Taking Students from Kindergarten to Bachelors Degree

Ashley Welch, NDA 11

Baldwin Wallace University Class of 2015

New Day Academy a Kindergarten through 12th grade college prep school had an exciting past two months.  May and June were exciting months for students and parents of New Day Academy, as many proud parents witnessed their children graduate from Kindergarten, eighth  grade, high school, and even college.  Each of these milestone events give the teachers and staff of New Day Academy the motivation and affirmation necessary to continue on in a career that on a day to day basis can become quite challenging.  Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children as they receive their degree, diploma, or certificate, and the flashes of cameras from proud parents and families, as their children and loved ones cross the stage, make it all worth it.    

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

McDonald's on Lake Shore Closes

I am sure that many of you know by now that the Euclid Beach McDonald's at 15900 Lakeshore Boulevard is now CLOSED.  They closed their doors as of 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015.

This is one of 700 McDonald's restaurants being shuttered by the McDonald’s Corporation.  I met with their representatives and the franchise holder to discuss this matter in detail and have been in discussion with them over the last year regarding the deteriorating state of the Lakeshore Boulevard franchise.

Their argument for closure is: The building is in need of over $700,000 worth of repairs and upgrades not including the parking lot. We have seen the decline in the building and grounds first hand. The Franchise holder out of Warren, Ohio, Mr. Washington, indicated that he will not put additional money into the building and the McDonald's Corp., who owns the property and building, did not plan to make improvements, either. In fact, they made that quite clear to me during our discussions. In addition, they have indicated that the majority of their business at that location is at the drive-thru window and that most customers are not ordering higher priced menu items and instead the majority of the items being sold is off the "Dollar Menu." The majority of their business is in the morning and from seniors from the high-rises ordering off the "dollar menu" as well. They are not losing money, according to them, but not making the profit margin they desire. That’s not a shock to any of us who have patronized the restaurant in recent years.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Make Summer Count!

Join us for the exciting programs at the Collinwood Branch Library!  

PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH

Dancing Machine

Move to the beat and pop til you drop as we celebrate and explore Pop Music! (Grades K-8) Tuesdays, July 7th at 1:00 p.m.

Growing Readers Story Time

Help grow your child’s early reading skills! Children 3-5 are invited for stories songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers.

Tuesdays July 7th , 14th , 21st  and 28th  10:30 a.m. 

For additional story time appointments call us at the branch 216-623-6934.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Children's Book Drive

Please support the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Pediatrics Reach Out and Read Book Drive! The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center will be collecting new and gently used books for children ages 6 months to five years old.

Drop off books: 1st floor navigation center

Please support our goal of collecting 500 books by Friday, July 24, 2015.

The reach out and read program provides books to children from 6 months to 5 years of age at their well visits. The program supports promotes literacy in young children and has been proven to improve their educational success during their school years.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Girls Empowerment Conference To be Held at Cleveland Convention Center

With so many workshops focusing on women empowerment,  a much needed youth empowerment conference focusing on self-esteem and creative expression is gearing up to kick off in Cleveland, OH just before summer ends. The “Free 2 Be Me: D.I.V.A.S.” conference is targeted at girls ages 11-16 and will focus on career exploration, leadership, goal setting, health and wellness, and self-esteem. The D.I.V.A.S. program, which is an acronym for demonstrating inner value, acceptance, and self-worth has been in existence for the last 5 years and over 250 girls have been a part of the weekly girls group.

“Self-esteem and recognizing the importance of self-love is so critical to positive and healthy development for our girls.  It is critical and necessary that we provide networking and mentoring opportunities for our girls to be able to take ownership of their development at a young age”, states Angela Flowers, organizer of the conference.

The conference will be held on Saturday August 8, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center located at 300 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113. Space is limited and registration is required.  If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the day, panelist for the career discussion, vendor, or would like to help sponsor a girl to attend the event, please visit divasconference2015.eventbrite.com or contact Angela C. Flowers at 216-394-3012 or Acflowers32@yahoo.com.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

University School Seventh Graders Visit North Collinwood

This spring, a group of University School seventh graders took part in a week-long field study of the North Shore Collinwood neighborhood. Among the things the students saw while in the neighborhood were the Zoetic Walls, Cleveland’s first organized street art project.The students came to understand that among the goals of the project were a visual enlivening of the neighborhood, a contribution to the neighborhood’s sense of identity, and the aspiration that residents might become attached to abandoned infrastructure in hopes that these buildings would not be demolished. Nonetheless, as the students interviewed neighborhood residents, they heard contrasting opinions regarding the walls: The neighborhood residents generally love the idea of public art, but some feel that the murals do not properly represent the neighborhood’s identity – its history, its future, or its residents. Others feel that these murals are, indeed, representative of these things. The boys were intrigued by the way in which art inspired such a rich conversation on the topic of Collinwood’s identity.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

The International Youth Leadership Foundation Gets Ready for its Summer Programming Initiative

The International Youth Leadership Foundation, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization is gearing up for its eight-week summer enrichment program, which begins Saturday, June 20th at Merrick House West. Founded in December of 2014 by Cleveland area native Melinda Jackson with the mission of:Posturing high achieving students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to be thought leaders and innovators in their future careers of choice through domestic and international programs that focus on career oriented academic enrichment, cultural awareness, and globally conscious leadership, the young organization hit the ground running at the start of the year with its career exploration program. For six sessions between January and April, students in the program spent every other Saturday at the Collinwood library learning about careers in STEM, arts and humanities, and business. These lessons were reinforced through guest lectures by industry professionals and field trips to the Great Lakes Science Center, Playhouse Square, and Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute. A volunteer with the organization noted “Despite the severe weather we experienced this winter almost all of the students showed up every week. They were so incredibly dedicated!”

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Collinwood Community Day & Free Health Walk

Collinwood Community Day will host a Free Health Walk in Honor of Minority Health Alliance twenty years of service. Walk participants can pre-register at www.tabletalkcleveland.org. The first 100 people registered will receive a free T-shirt. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 14805 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Free Health Walk will begin and end at the Collinwood Community Day Festival.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015