With a variety of high-quality, innovative high school models in place across the city, CMSD’s team of academic specialists is turning its attention to PreK-8 schools, and they are doing so with the help of families and community stakeholders.
I, like many of you cannot wait till Spring. What a winter! Having grown up in Collinwood, I can’t even recall when we had such swings in weather. Nonetheless, it is what it is and as a result of the “freeze and thaw” cycle, I don’t have to tell anyone about the number of potholes and ruts which have taken over our neighborhood streets. If you have a pothole or road issue, please call (216) 664-2510 to report it. Don’t assume someone else called it in. Be proactive.
Another weather related problem is with street lights burnt out. Believe it or not, salt spray from the roads can and will corrode what is referred to as the “cobra head” of the streetlight or even affect the transformers. If you have a streetlight out please call (216) 621-5486. If the cobra head is wrapped with black tape that is an indication that CPP crews have been out and that the entire head must be replaced.
If there is a car that hasn’t moved on your street for whatever reason, please call the 5th District Police at (216) 623-5505. Let them know the address in front of which the car is parked along with the make and model and license plate number or temporary tag if possible.
The Cleveland Division of Water reported that in January alone that they had over 500 serious breaks and leaks throughout the system as a result of the cold. If water is running on your street from a valve, crack or depression please call the Division of Water at (216) 664-3060.
On February 1, 2018, local resident and Son of Caroline J Peak and the late Gregory Peak, Jeremy A Peak was promoted to Warrant Officer for the United States Marines at Quantico, Virginia. Jeremy is a 2000 graduate of Collinwood High School and began his military career in the U. S. Marine Corp immediately after. He is scheduled to graduate from Officer's school in May of this year.
Mark your calendars today. You don’t want to miss out on the largest housing event on the eastside of Cleveland! Organized by the Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation, the 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair will feature information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants and landlords. For more information contact, Kristian Hunter 216-268-2138.
Do you own a business in Collinwood or are you interested in starting a business in the Collinwood Area? Please join us at The Collinwood Business Association Meeting on Monday, March 26 6:30 PM at the Five Pointe Community Center, 813 E. 152nd St. Cleveland Ohio, 44110. The Collinwood Business Association is an opportunity for business owners in the Collinwood community to come together. They will also have the chance to discuss ways to market their businesses to the community and gain a variety of resources. We will host presenters from both the City of Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. We look forward to seeing you there. For more information contact Terrence Upchurch at 216-268-2138.
“You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right” ~Rosa Parks
A 14-year-old actress brought star power and an important message about reading to the girls of Euclid Park School on Feb. 20.
Tragic events such as the recent mass shooting at a Florida high school are difficult for anyone to comprehend and process. Locally and across the country, we collectively mourn the loss of life every time such a senseless tragedy occurs. In addition, our own sorrow, fear and despair can be heightened as we watch and hear about the plight of grieving students, teachers and the affected community on the nightly news.
Any time you flush the toilet or send water down the drain, that dirty water is sent to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, where it is cleaned and returned to either Lake Erie or the Cuyahoga River. The bills you receive each month help support this and all other clean water investment in the region.
We invite you to join in our Lenten
On Friday February 2, the Waterloo Arts gallery hosted a blacklight Mardi Glo party to show off the sixth annual DayGloSho exhibition. The exhibition featured work made by forty-two local artists all using the famous fluorescent paint donated by Cleveland’s own DayGlo Color Corp. Thus the exhibition displayed work throughout the space under blacklight, even spilling over into the next-door, adjoining space Callaloo Café. The Creative Space classroom was used as a craft area for both children and adults, and some goers were even dressed in the Mardi Gras theme, wearing masks made with DayGlo paint. The Executive Director of the arts nonprofit, Amy Callahan, chose the artists using a combination of a formal application, as well as cultivating local talent by reaching out to new artists, so that the show stays innovative and full of fresh talent from year to year. DayGlo was also generous to sponsor prizes for six different artists, with Douglas Max Utter taking home the first-place prize. The winners were chosen by members of Waterloo’s gallery committee, Robert Thurmer, Director at the Cleveland State University Art Gallery and Nancy Prudic, Associate Professor of Visual Arts at Lake Erie College.
"Knowledge is Power" is the joy today, for our youth. Everything around you is information. Most parents wondered "why do the past 3 generations cling to their phones?" The cellphones today referred to as "Smartphones" are just that. Connectivity to the whole world via the web.
On January 31st The Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (CNCM) and the Collinwood Area Pastoral Association (CAPA) sponsored a meeting to ask for assistance in creating a safer neighborhood for our residents.Approximately 20 people gathered in the Saint Mary Slovenian Room. As a result of the presentations offered by Ward 8 Councilman Michael Polensek and the 5th District Safety Liaison Greg Pollard, the group decided on the following action steps:
Enjoy accordions all day long at the 36th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 8, 2018. Join the Button Box Band of the Year, Patty C and the Guys, and Ron Likovic, the Button Box Artist of the Year, plus Polka Hall of Famer Kathy Hlad and ten of your favorite bands for a non-stop polka-thon in two halls. The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame once again teams with the Slovenian Society Home on Recher Avenue in Euclid, Ohio, to host Cleveland’s biggest squeezebox event with fifty accordions from 1:00 to 9:00.
On Thursday, March 15th come hearthe internationally known Bosnian composer and accordionist Merima Ključo. She will perform “Sarajevo Haggadah: Music of the Book” from “TWO FAITHS: ONE SPIRIT” which she composed. The work was inspired by the story of breathtakingly illustrated Jewish manuscript created in the 15th century and saved from the Nazis in Sarajevo by a Muslim Imam during WWII.
Thursday, March 15 12:30 pm
Join us for a theatrical performance from
The Players, a volunteer theatrical group from Greater Cleveland Volunteers. This
talented group will educate and entertain you through original plays that deal with
aging related issues including health
concerns, crime and safety awareness, medication misuse, and staying active.
You won’t want to miss this!
Music for Miles Presents Amphion’s String Quartet Sunday March 11, 4 pm
Join us on March 11 from 1- 3 pm at the Beachland Ballroom for a community meeting to talk about the fate of the Gold Building on Waterloo Rd. We will talk about what is at stake and what the options are and then we want to hear your thoughts.
Sunday, March 11, 1:00 - 3:00 PM
Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
15711 Waterloo Rd
Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation welcome residents to attend The 1st Annual Bunny Breakfast. The event will be held on Saturday March 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Breakfast will be served promptly at 9:30am. Each family participating will receive a free picture with the Easter Bunny. There will be small crafts available for children two years and older, such as egg decorating, make your own bunny ears and much more. There will also be chances to win prizes through the Easter Coloring Contest and the Golden Egg Hunt. This is a family fun event that you don't want to miss. Each family member must be pre-registered. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
MASTER PLAN and RIDES
Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging well participants enjoyed a fun poetry program with the Junior Cluster students from Lakeshore Intergenerational School. The seniors and students shared childhood memories, and created beautiful poetry in the process. We are excited to continue working with Lakeshore Intergenerational School to offer programming and activities!
Registration is now open for Cleveland's Community Builders Conference—One Cleveland, Many Stories which will be held Saturday, March 24th.
Euclid Police Partners with Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. in Response to the Opiate Epidemic in Cuyahoga County
The Euclid Police Department and Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. (MCMS) announces their new partnership to launch the “Safe Passages” initiative in response to the opiate epidemic in Cuyahoga County. Safe passages is also referred to as The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI).
With the change in weather comes a change in programming! The month of February saw the branch begin a new series of programming for babies. Children’s Librarian, Adam Tully, is conducting weekly lap sit programs for children ages birth to 18 months. The program works with simple movements and rhymes meant to stimulate thinking and activity in your baby. The lap sit programs occur on Tuesday’s at 11:30am in the branch meeting room.
In the tradition of the Easter Season we will offer Bakers chocolate whips, Humphrey Popcorn varieties and many other Easter products at our store in
Save-the-date for ‘The Big Clean 2018’ on Saturday, April 21st, a community-wide clean up pitting Collinwood and Euclid in a competition to see which community collects the most trash. Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, we are teaming up with the Litterbugz to make ‘The Big Clean 2018’ even bigger and empower even more folks to take action to improve our neighborhoods and our Great Lake!
“New Programs Have Sprung Up @ Collinwood Library”
The 2018 GardenWalk Cleveland Tour will take place on July 7 and 8 from 10-5pm. It is a free, self guided tour of many private and community gardens in the City of Cleveland. North Collinwood will once again be a featured neighborhood. The committee is in the process of considering a few changes to the format this year. At this point there will be four areas: West Park, Detroit Shoreway, North Collinwood, and Little Italy for the first time. It is possible that rather than two days for all four, each neighhood would be assigned one of the two days. This would allow all who volunteer their gardens a day to visit some of the others.
Intrepid former Collinwood resident Devlin Chambers has been busy since reaching his Americorps NCCC assignment in Sacramento, CA last October. As you may remember, Chambers is taking a year before entering college to participate in the National Service Corps Americorps NCCC program that places young adults aged 18-24 in service projects throughout the United States.
Teaching has always been a passion of mine. My name is Mrs. Morrissey and I teach seven graders at St. Jerome school. During the day I am busy with seventh graders teaching English, Reading, Science and Spelling. I also teach eighth graders English and Reading. But once a week after school I am in charge of the craft club.
CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect.