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SPRING IS HERE, FINALLY!!! With Spring comes a number of varieties of Ohio flowers most of them of the “orange barrel variety”.  On that note - construction will begin shortly on the Veteran’s Park at East 174th Street and Lakeshore Boulevard in preparation of the dedication of the park for June 12, 2016. Construction is also well underway on the new multimillion dollar community center at the Salvation Army at 17625 Grovewood Avenue. The construction on a new I-90 Pedestrian Bridge, which had been taken out by a truck three years ago, will begin this summer. Then there is the St Clair Avenue Corridor project for which we will be having the second round of community meetings coming up in April / May.   

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

KeyBank Gives Ginn Academy $250,000

KeyBank will give Ginn Academy $250,000 for college test preparation, summer internships, scholarships and an investment club.

Students at the all-male high school cheered enthusiastically when the announcement was made Monday at a regular school assembly, better known as the morning meeting. It is the largest single donation the school has ever received.

“It creates opportunities for each of you to thrive on your own terms,” said Christopher M. Gorman, president of Key Corporate Bank, which focuses mostly on corporations and services that include capital market investments, mergers and acquisitions. “We can’t wait to see where this investment takes us all.”

The grant was made through the KeyBank Foundation, which Gorman serves as president. The award, spanning five years, will fund:

• tutoring for juniors and seniors to improve scores on the ACT and SAT college-admissions tests;
• summer internships with local companies and development of skills such as resume writing;
• $1,000 scholarships for up to 10 seniors a year to help fill in gaps in their education funding; 
• and operation of an investment club and instruction in money management for ninth- and 10th-graders.

Ted Ginn Sr., the school’s executive director and founder, said the grant “helps us in the areas we need help in.” He thanked KeyBank for “believing in our students.”

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Ballot Box Project Winners Announced

Residents of North Collinwood spent the past six months thinking about what type of projects they want implemented in the neighborhood. After a week of public voting, the voices have been heard.

From April through November, be on the lookout for these projects from the winning artists:

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Third-generation Plastic Fabricator and Distributor Calls Euclid Home

Mitch Opalich, president of Indelco Custom Products, Inc., is the third generation of Opaliches to steer the business that has been in existence since 1965. The company originally was founded by Opalich’s father, George, and grandfather, Stephen, both engineers, as Cleveland Plastic Fabricators & Suppliers, Inc., when they were asked by a national manufacturing customer of their metalworking company to fabricate and machine plastics.

Since the family lived in Collinwood and Richmond Heights, Opalich says, “It made sense to locate the business in Euclid due to its proximity to a high concentration of manufacturing and OEM companies,” and it has remained here even though the Opaliches sold the business to their employees in the early 1970s. In 1994, Mitch Opalich bought the business back after finishing graduate school and working in the financial industry. He sold the company in 2008 to a Minneapolis-based plastics distributor, and the name changed to Indelco in 2014. Though he no longer owns the company, he remains president, and the company remains family owned by the Dore brothers. Opalich sold the business to leverage the buying power, infrastructure and capital of the third-largest player in the industry. He met the owners through his membership in the International Association of Plastics Distribution. Indelco Cleveland currently has more than 250 customers, 50 percent of which are in Northeast Ohio.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Collinwood School Fire Remembrance

Memorial School held a program on March 4 to mark the 108th anniversary of the Collinwood School fire, a massive tragedy that took the lives of 172 children and two teachers. The program featured remarks by Councilman Mike Polensek, a presentation by Mary Louise Jesek Daley, president of the Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society, and lessons on fire safety from the Cleveland Division of Fire

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Collinwood Cycles Celebration

June 18th, we are celebrating biking, and getting active. Highlights of the event include a bike rodeo, bike safety, and group bike rides. We are also looking for prizes. We are in need of volunteers to help with planning the event and day of, including being bike ride leaders. This event will be alongside Walk and Role on 185th Street. As a secondary note, we’re hoping to get support from residents and stakeholders for approving a bike lane on Lakeshore Blvd. 

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Collinwood Cleanup Day

This year we are GreenUp Cleveland’s flagship neighborhood, and on May 7th, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a large scale neighborhood cleanup. GreenUp Cleveland is bringing volunteers and resources into the neighborhood to help make this event really big. We are looking for resident groups, churches, schools, and institutions to come out and help pick up trash in the neighborhood. There will be a post cleanup celebration. If your group would like to get involved or to register, please call Jullia at 216.481.7660.

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Investigating Holmes Avenue

Holmes Avenue looking East.  The Slovenian Home is on the right.

While North Shore Collinwood is getting the media attention these days, the Collinwood-Nottingham Village neighborhood is also a community trying to reinvent itself.   According to Mary Louise Daley, this was the second most important industrial area in the city,  “Any company in Cleveland you can think of got started in Collinwood,”   Not only that, the Five Points area, the intersection of St. Clair and East 152nd St., was a major commercial area.  Like for many Cleveland neighborhoods, the past five decades have been a challenge but things are now looking up; as I discovered while recently driving down Holmes Avenue.

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Attendance Campaign On Pace To Hit Target

With one grading period left in the school year, CMSD’s attendance campaign is on track to achieve its goal of reducing chronic absenteeism by 10 percent.

The “Get to School! You Can Make It!” campaign, launched in July, is designed to prevent students from missing 10 or more days in a school year. Students who had missed more than seven days by the end of the third quarter were considered to be at risk of exceeding the threshold.

When the third quarter ended this month, 53.2 percent of District students had missed seven or fewer days. That compares with an average of 47.3 percent at the same point the previous three years. In a district with 38,525 students, the difference is 2,273 more students.

For CMSD to remain on a course to hit the target, more than 52.6 percent had to be on track in attendance at the end of the quarter.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Little Red Cap Symbolic Remembrance of 1908 Collinwood School Fire

Charlotte Iafeliece places a red cap on the grave of her uncle Johan Pazicky (age 7) who perished in the Collinwood School fire.

One hundred eight years ago this past March 4th, a horrific and inconceivable tragedy shocked the entire village of Collinwood.  On that Ash Wednesday morning, fire engulfed the seven-year-old, three-story Lakeview Elementary School, killing 172 children and 3 adults.

According to the account by local author and resident Edward (Sonny) Kern, “The flames burned through the pine wood floors so quickly that within an hour’s time since the [fire] alarm was given, the school was reduced to nothing but a burned out shell of outer brick walls that encircled and enshrined a basement full of ashes and corpses of children.”

The sadness, sorrow, grief and heartache that touched the lives of survivors’ families, the city, and country then (and for generations afterward), may have now inspired something both positive and uplifting.

A driving force behind this evolution has been Charlotte Iafeliece, long-time Collinwood resident and niece of seven-year-old Johan (John) Pazicky, who was among the fire’s victims.  Almost a year ago, Iafeliece and Elva Brodnick, another Collinwood resident, embarked on a plan to restore and maintain the current Memorial Garden, built to replace the original one that was built on the site of the old school at East 152nd Street and Lucknow Road.   

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Oliver H. Perry Wins Weather Station from WKYC

Oliver H. Perry School has won equipment that will allow students to collect weather data and learn about forces at work in the atmosphere.

Perry was one of 10 CMSD K-8 schools to win 6250 Davis Vantage Vue wireless weather stations in WKYC-TV’s Weather Warriors contest. The other schools were Almira, Campus International, Charles Dickens, Clara E. Westropp, Denison, Iowa-Maple, Luis Muñoz Marin, Riverside and Willson.

The schools were picked after submitting videos based on the theme: “We are the Weather Warriors.” To view the videos, go to http://bit.ly/1Zs6sxb

At Oliver H. Perry, homerooms will take turns each week collecting and analyzing weather data and presenting findings to the rest of the student body during the school’s Friday morning meetings. The benefits will extend beyond science, Principal Anne Priemer said.

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Polka Time

The Slovenian Workmen's Home, located in the Waterloo Arts District at 15335 Waterloo Road, holds a Polka Dance every Sunday.  It has been said that their "Waterloo Ballroom" has the best wooden dance floor in town.  It is called a Polka Dance but the bands also play jitterbugs, fox trot, tango, electric slide, etc.  Doors open at 2:00 PM with music from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM for your listening and dancing enjoyment.  Admission is only $10.00 per person.  A cash bar is available along with sandwiches consisting of sausages from our local meat markets.  Reservations for tables of eight or more are available by calling 216/481-5378 before the Sunday requested.  The following is a listing of the scheduled bands:

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Spring Beach Cleanup

Join volunteers at Euclid Beach Park on Saturday, April 9, 2016 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM for our 1st beach cleanup of the year! Volunteers should meet at the Euclid Beach Picnic Pavilion about 10-15 minutes before the cleanup to sign in. The entrance to Euclid Beach is located at 16250 Lakeshore Blvd, directly across the street from the Collinwood Rec Center. 

Refreshments are provided to all volunteers before and after the beach cleanup.

Dress for the weather (this is a rain or shine event). Long sleeves and pants, boots or work shoes, and work gloves are recommended. Trash bags and gloves will be provided.

All groups are welcome, but children under age 18 require a parent or guardian's signature upon sign in. Children ages 13 & younger must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, please contact Daniel Subwick at adopt.euclidbeach@gmail.com

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Construction Started at 1114 Villaview!

This 1,529 sq ft. bungalow is centrally located between East 185th Retail/Business District and the Waterloo Arts/Entertainment District. This home will be renovated with:

  • 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms, 1stfloor)
  • 2 full baths (1st and 2nd floor)
  • Fireplace
  • Eat in kitchen with mud room attached,
  • Office on second floor
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Basement (that can be finished in the future)
  • 1 car attached garage
  • Large fenced in backyard
  • All new mechanicals
  • Energy Efficient Furnace
  • $1,500 Appliance (Terms and Conditions Apply)

Go into Spring buying a newly renovated home where you can put your personal touch on selecting flooring, kitchen cabinets and paint selections  to move into your new home before spring. To tour this property contact Camille Maxwell, Assistant Director (216) 481-7660 ext. 30 or by email: cmaxwell@northeastshores.org

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Open House at St. John Nottingham Lutheran School

Pictured is the St. John Lady Jets on their recent trip to Valparaiso University to play on the 70th Tournament of Champions.  This is the 3rd year in a row that the team has been invited to this tournament.

St. John Nottingham Lutheran School has been serving North Collinwood for over 123 years.  The school has a proud tradition of academic and athletic success.  The faculty and staff are caring Christian educators who work dilligently for their students.

Come and meet the faculty of St. John Nottingham and tour the facility at one of our open houses on:

Sunday April 3, 2016

Sunday April 10, 2016

St. John is located at the corner of Nottingham Road and East 176th Street (1027 East 176th Street).  Times are from 1:00-4:00 PM.  Learn how your children can attend St. John Nottingham for FREE!!!!

For more information contact 216-531-8204. Be a part of the proud tradition of St. John Nottingham!

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St. Jerome 8th Grade Recording Project

Desmond Norris working on the board.

This year in Music class the St. Jerome 8th graders have been working on a recording project. They are making their own recordings, playing and singing various parts of various songs. The class has learned the history of recording, from the days of “Direct to Disc” to modern digital, computer based techniques. They’ve also learned about different microphones and how to set them up to record with. Utilizing a portable studio, they’ve been busy laying down tracks that they will later mix down onto a CD.

This project has given the students an opportunity to apply their musical knowledge and talents to something that they will be able to listen to long after they have moved on to high school. They will be able to say that this is something that “We” made in music class. The project will tie together all the things that they have learned about in music in a fun and lasting way.

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Collinwood Spring Fling

Come join us for our Collinwood Spring Fling. Come sign up for Spring programs and camp forbes at the Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 lakeshore boulevard, Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm. 

Food, neighborhood information, Fun activities and Meet and greet with Councilman Polensek And Commander Hill. Vendors welcome. Help showcase neighborhood services and organizations. Stop in at recreation center for forms.

Non-profit organizations $10.00 / table

Vendors selling items $15.00 / table

No sales of food allowed, cash or money order to be paid with application.

Application includes “free” membership at recreation center

To benefit the friends of collinwood recreation advisory board call Tierra at (216) 420-8323

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Collinwood Recreation Annual Sports Banquet Fundraiser

Annual sports banquet fundraiser to be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Blue breeze, 

16826 lakeshore boulevard,Cleveland, oh 44110, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. 

Tickets: $20.00 per person

Make checks out to “collinwood recreation” 

Tickets good for food and non-alcoholic beverages

Proceeds from ticket sales and raffle go for food, refreshments, trophies and certificates for our sports teams who have worked and played their best this past year.

For ticket information please contact Tierra Biggers at the recreation center at (216) 420-8323, Or Mary Louise Daley in Councilman Polensek’s office at (216) 664-4236.  

Come & celebrate Collinwood Recreation with food, fun, friendship and a raffle or two!!!!        

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Packy Malley's Food Rocks - Just Like the Bar

If you are enjoying the music and art scene on Waterloo and are in the mood for some fantastic, reasonably priced bar food, stop in to Packy Malley's. Everything on the Menu is delicious. The homemade sausage served with pierogi's was my favorite. The Quesadilla is a really large portion and can be made vegetarian or vegan. They cook food late every night. Stop in, say Hi to Jim and tell him the Observer sent you!

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Artist Spotlight

Margaret Craig is a longtime resident of North Collinwood and storyteller working to better connect arts with the wider community.

A lifetime Cleveland resident and 25 year community member of North Collinwood, Craig employs storytelling to engage with her fellow residents. She uses singing, acting, performance - just about any medium - to engage with other community members. She's even a professional clown. 

Exposing children to art is her passion, especially the connection of the spoken word with the written word. It's easy to see the roots of this dedication in both her personal and professional background.

Craig taught preschool for 20 years before working for the Salvation ArmyNortheast Shores Development Corporation and even Waterloo Arts (then Arts Collinwood). She's currently the Learning Zone Director at the Salvation Army on Grovewood Avenue, where she is in charge of after school programming. To all the kids, she's "Ms. Margaret." 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Scholars Dance to Newton's Law of Motion

Dancing Wheels Company and School, as part of Collinwood 2015, just completed their 10 week residency at O.H. Perry. The schools fifth grade class got to learn about Newton's Laws of Motion, incivility, and dance. The residency concluded with a performance for the school, teaching their fellow scholars about physics.

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Robots Everywhere!

On Saturday, March 19th, families with pre-k children learned about robots at O.H. Perry. Not only did they discovered how robots can "clean the beach" they also saw some big robots up close. "Cosmo and the Robot," a children's book about a boy living in space with robots, was the inspiration for the day's activities.

The cold didn't stop anyone from going outside to see some robots up close. Children and parents alike were in awe as Tim Willis brought out the big robots and put them to action. The youth rode on the robot dog and discovered all their moving pieces. They even got to drive in a go-cart.

With a hex bug, craft supplies, and their imaginations, the kids created a machine that picked up cheerios, which emulated cleaning the beach. They also made their very own robot puppets. The event concluded with everyone enjoying lunch catered by Gus's Diner. 

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Collinwood Votes on Community Arts Projects

How would you spend $120,000 for arts programming in North Collinwood? Over 500 residents and employees in the neighborhood voted on just that. Once the ballots were tallied, nine projects were funded.

The Ballot Box Project kicked off on a sunny Friday in early March with Democracy on the Move, a parade that weaved throughout the residential streets where the projects will primarily take place. Thirty musicians and 40 artists and residents marched through the streets bringing people out of their homes to enjoy the show. 

A young boy pointed toward the parade when one of the parade walkers handed him a flag with the Ballot Box logo. He and his dad smiled gleefully waving their flag as the parade continued past their home. Parents and children, seniors and singles came outside to enjoy the sights and sounds of democracy. This excitement was echoed through the neighborhood into the commercial district, with owners and shoppers taking leave of their business to check out the parade. The route concluded at the first polling site where inside the musicians circled up for a jam session with dancers showing off their best moves.

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Fundraiser for the Legendary 999 Empire State Express

There is a rich Collinwood history associated with the 999 replica. Built in about
the mid 40’s at the Collinwood Yards, it has traveled nationwide and was out of
the Collinwood neighborhood for almost 40 years. Recently CHSAA secured the
legendary Empire State Express replica and has started the restoration process. To
learn more about the legendary 999, visit:
http://www.collinwoodalumni.com/uploads/The_999_Story_website3-1.pdf
Why are donations needed? The 65 plus years have taken their toll on the
999 and, out of necessity, it needs some immediate repairs to become operational and several future upgrades to
improve its overall presentation. Phase I will get the 999 operational and has an estimated cost of $5,545.00
which is not covered by the current CHSAA budget. This includes insurance, storage, tune-up, battery, tires,
radiator, tail lights, brakes and engagement moves. The details of Phases II & III which includes repainting and
various upgrades are available on request. We have already applied for Grants to cover these expenditures.
Why Donate? Your tax deductible donation is great way to promote Collinwood by getting the 999 back on
the road again for neighborhood and reunion engagements. Plus . . . . . you have a chance to win $500.00
provided by our sponsors listed below. So keep them in mind for their generosity.
How does it work? For every $5 you donate your name is placed into the selection drum. For
example, if you donate $25, your name will be added 5 times. The more you donate, the higher
your probability of winning. A winner will be selected from the drum and notified once we
reach our goal of $5,000 or by July 1, 2016 whichever comes first. It can’t be easier than that!!!
Visit our Face Book page for progress: www.facebook.com/CollinwoodHighSchoolAlumni

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Shave to Raise for St. Baldricks

March 17, 2016 marked yet another great St. Patrick Day on E. 185th along with the city of Cleveland.

Along with St. Patrick celebrations, there  brought on a more serious matter of childhood cancers, hence the St. Baldrics event

Held this year again at Cebar's Euclid Tavern, St. Baldricks is the foundation that shaves peoples hair off to mimic kids going through chemotherapy treatment. This year marked a very personal and endearing moment at Cebar's when a patron, Mary Ann Borris, thinking that a goal of $500 was a little unattainable , stepped up and pledged that very amount to shave all of her hair off. This pledge was made in January of 2016. Two months later and a few week away from the event, Mary Ann, unfortunately, found out that she has cancer.

So with determination and a very strong sense of accomplishment, Cebar's Euclid Tavern Shave to Raise event took on a whole new animal. Starting at 1 pm and ending at 7 pm, online contributions started coming in at $237. Before 7 pm the event was well over the $500 mark and getting close to doubling the pledge. People from everywhere were donating online and in the bar. The luck of the irish was certainly with us that day!

In all 2 Barbers, Susan M. Brandt from Beachland Hair and Joe LaMarca from LaMarca Family Barber Shop, braved the shaves along with about 10 heads and lots of donations! Thanks to Cebar's Euclid Tavern for hosting Lisko Beauty and Barber Supply for the chair and supplies, and all the donation made by the patrons at Cebar's Euclid Tavern! See you next year!

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Cleveland Piston Power Autorama Pin Up Compitition

Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Presented by Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers present: The Miss Piston Powered Cleveland Auto-Rama Pin-Up 2016 Classic 40s/50s Pin-Up Contest in Cleveland, Ohio!

March 18 thru March 20 Cleveland Car enthusiast were treated to the 50 th Anniversary of the Piston Power Autorama, held at the Cleveland IX Center. Planes Traines and Automobiles converged on the ix floor for 3 days of contest, viewing and pure admiration for well kept machinery, that some, in earlier days ,may have been in a scrap yard.

Along with all the fine machinery was The 2016 Piston Power Pin Up Compitition, which included 27 girls from all over the United States, vieing for the grand prise,($$$$$) tiara and sash. Included in this were Dogg Paws Salon owner Jeni King, as a contestant, Bella Sin as a judge, and Susan M. Brandt, from Beachland Hair Designs, sponsoring and helping out with hair and make up.

Criteria included:

Wardrobe fitting into 20s-60s style only. Clothing did not need to be vintage, but it is best to have a retro feel to your wardrobe.

A few question asked by the emcee, ie whats your favorite car? what or who is your favorite musician ? where are you from ect ect ect... and also on Hair and Makeup.

The returning 2015 Miss Piston Powered Auto-Rama along with  John Shapiro of Cruisin' Times Magazine emceed the event. Event Coordinator was Miss Pearl Caprice (Hot Rod Girl Pearl).

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Lakeshore Intergenerational School Enrollment and Spring Concert coming up

Lakeshore Intergenerational School has had a very busy couple of months and we are excited to welcome spring.  At the end of February, our students presented a Black History museum walk. Each classroom selected a prominent African American to research and then decorated their door with facts and drawings to celebrate that person. Students, staff, parents and mentors “toured the museum” as they walked door to door to learn about these important figures in history.

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Spring into the 10th Annual Scoop on Summer

Spring has just arrived, but some folks in Collinwood are already thinking ahead to summer and the 10th annual edition of the Scoop on Summer—a community arts project that rounds up all the events, programs, arts and eats in and around this gritty little slice of heaven. The 2016 Scoop will feature the Eerie d’Eries, the creepy little darlings spawned from artist Angela Oster’s dark and fertile imagination, who have graced the last two editions. New this year, the Scoop’s web edition will offer social media and online calendar integration, allowing users to save and share out events of interest.

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Rose Centers for Aging Well Flea Market

Our annual Spring Flea Market will be held Friday and Saturday May 6 and 7th, 10 am to 3 pm.  Clean out your closets, purchase a table and come have some fun.  To participate in the flea market tables are $10 for seniors who are activie participants at the senior center or $15 for anyone in the community.  If you are interested in purchasing a table please call the center at 216-481-0631 and ask to speak to Robin.  If you dont want to participate please come by to enjoy some local shopping.  Our snack bar will also be open during those hours to serve some goodies to keep you going as you sell or shop!!   

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Isabel Willis honored as Greater Cleveland Volunteer's longest serving volunteer

Isabel Willis, is 99 years young, and an example to us all of what it means to age well.  Isabel was born and raised in Harlem, NY, but Cleveland has been her home for a long time.  Isabel is being honored this month by the Greater Cleveland Volunteers for being the longest serving volunteer the organization has ever had.  Isabel has been volunteering with them since 1983 and has accrued over 25,000 hours of volunteer service over that time.  Isabel for many of those years ran the snack bar at, what was then, the Golden Age Centers of Greater Cleveland, now the Rose Centers for Aging Well.  Isabel is now "retired" from her snack bar job, but still comes to the center regularly to socialize and visit with friends.  If you ask Isabel what is the secret to living so long, it is doing what brings you pleasure and working hard.     

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RTA is undergoing some changes

RTA is undergoing some changes, in routes and fees.  If this is important to you come learn about these changes at a presntation at the Rose Center for Aging Well on Wednesday, April 6th at noon.  We will have a representative from RTA on site to go over all the upcoming changes. 

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Cleveland Metropolitan School District Students Present “Kiss Me Kate” for the 17th annual All-City Musical April 22-24

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District will present the 17th annual All-City Musical  April 22 – 24 at the Ohio Theatre on Playhouse Square.

The production of “Kiss Me Kate,” with the music of Cole Porter, will feature the talents of nearly 50 CMSD studentsfrom across the District. Note: The performance dates are one month earlier than in previous years.

 Kimberly Sias, Director of All-City Arts, directs the production.  The Musical Theater Project joins the Human Fund this year as a producing partner.

The musical is presented with generous support from The Helen F. and Louis Stolier Family Foundation, The Edwin D. Northrop II Fund, The George Gund Foundation and Playhouse Square. Community partners include the City of Cleveland.

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Music and Recruiting in the Austro-Hungarian Army

Music for Miles Brings Rousing Classics to Waterloo Arts

The Impreza Piano Trio, Sunday April 10, 4 pm

How did the Austrian army lure peasants to its recruiting stations? With music! And the Impreza Trio will demonstrate, in its April Music for Miles concert at Waterloo Arts.

Eric Charnofsky is at the piano in this newly formed Cleveland-area ensemble, with Emily Cornelius on violin and Lauren M. Dunseath playing cello. All three of these musicians have a wide background of performance experience as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, and are also active as teachers at all levels. Their debut program comprises trios from the standard chamber music repertoire, including works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn.

Lane Cooper’s show “What Dreams May Come” will be hanging in the gallery, and the Callaloo will be ready as always with glasses of wine and flavors of the Caribbean. Or it might be the time to try Waterloo’s new coffee shop – Six Shooter, at the corner of E161.

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Classical Collinwood

Alex Roby, who is almost two years old, loved celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at St. Jerome’s with his mom, Shannon, who thinks that “CityMusic is awesome.”

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Classical Collinwood

An appreciative audience echoed their approval throughout the March 17th evening performance by CityMusic Cleveland hosted by St. Jerome Church.  Ronald Strauss, MD, President of the Board, as well as an amateur violinist himself, welcomed everyone to the first-ever Collinwood appearance by the orchestra, which is celebrating its 12th season of bringing free concerts to Cleveland neighborhoods.  The orchestra brought 38 skilled musicians and the very talented soprano, Jeanine De Bique for this performance which included selections by Beethoven, Grieg, Bizet, and Puccini.

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Euclid Symphony Orchestra Presents Pops Concert Tribute to Leroy Anderson

The music of Leroy Anderson, beloved composer of well-known favorites, will be featured in a Pops Concert tribute presented by Euclid Symphony Orchestra on May 1 at Shore Cultural Centre.

In the final concert of their 55th year, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra will present a Pops Concert tribute to Leroy Anderson.The concert, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at the Shore Cultural Centre at 291 E. 222nd St. in Euclid, will showcase some of Anderson’s most popular tunes.  Anderson, one of the most prominent pops composers, introduced many of his works to the American public in performances by the Boston Pops Orchestra. Anderson served as an arranger for the famous Orchestra and specialized in fun, short and catchy musical arrangements.  The tribute to Anderson is fitting for a man who is one of the most well-known and beloved contemporary composers.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

2015 Water Quality Report is Available from Cleveland Water

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.

Our water is constantly monitored and tested. In fact, Cleveland Water consistently exceeds the most stringent water quality standards mandated by Federal and State water regulations, and last year was no exception.

It is with pleasure that we announce Cleveland Water’s 2015 Water Quality Report. This annual report provides an overview of our water quality during the past year. In it we discuss the source of your water, how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies, and how your water is treated and tested.    

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016