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Councilmanís Corner

A lot has transpired since my last Observer article.  First, I wish to thank all those neighborhood residents who responded to the questionnaire in the Ward 8 newsletter pertaining to the proposed bike path on Lakeshore Boulevard. From the responses received, it was clear that the overwhelming number of residents were in support of some sort of bike designation. Therefore, the Department of Public Works, Division of traffic engineering, will be implementing a combination of dedicated bike lanes and shared lanes. They should be restriping the roadway in the next couple of weeks. Obviously, Traffic Engineering will monitor the roadway to see how things are working out to see if they need to tweak sections in the future.  Thanks, once again, to all those who responded and participated at the neighborhood meetings held at the recreation center. 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Veteranís Park Dedication Sunday, June 12

You are most cordially invited to the dedication of Veteran’s Park

To be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 in the Collinwood Nottingham communities.

Ceremonies will start at 2:00 PM.  

The former Triangle Park at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and Nottingham Road will be dedicated anew to honor all those men and women of the Collinwood and Nottingham communities who have served in our Country’s Armed Forces. Our Veterans have served this community since 1796– through war & peacetime and through hardship & prosperity and deserve to be honored in this very special way. This is why we are developing this Veteran’s Park for our community and planning a noteworthy event for its dedication.

We look forward to seeing you.  

Any questions or comments should be directed to contact Mary Louise Jesek Daley in Councilman Polensek’s office at (216) 664-4236 or at mdaley@clevelandcitycouncil.org

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Robotics team wins world championship

Cleveland is home to a world championship team – in robotics.

A squad of 25 CMSD high school students joined forces with peers from three other cities over the weekend to win the FIRST Robotics World Championship in St. Louis. FIRST stands for “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology.”

According to its leaders, the Cleveland team is the first from Ohio to win the world championship since it was started 25 years ago. This year’s competition drew 640 high school teams from the across the United States and a number of other countries, including Israel, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, Taiwan, China and the Czech Republic.

The CMSD unit is based at Cuyahoga Community College's Youth Technology Academy. Students returned there by bus on Sunday night and celebrated with teachers and their families.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Walk and Roll, Cycle and Stroll, on E. 185th

On June 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the E. 185th merchants will put out tables and give away, lollipops, the cycling community will gather in the old Chevy lot for a bike rodeo and safety lessons, the Walk&Roll people will energize the sidewalks – join your neighbors for exercise, sidewalk-sharing and maybe an occasional bargain. Contact Julia at NSDC to help with prizes, and to volunteer to help with planning the event and day of, including being bike ride leaders -jdibaggio@nsdc.org. To find out more, contact the E. 185 Merchants Association:WalkAndRollE185@gmail.com; or Barbara Liddell: (216) 242-9087; Sandra McKinney: (216) 925-2937.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Mindful Movement and Meditation Class on Monday Morning

If you are looking for a wonderful way to start your week look no further.  I want to highlight a class we have at the Rose Center for Aging Well on Lakeshore.  Monday mornings at 10 am we have a class titled "Mindful Movement and Meditation".  This class takes you through a series of gentle guided movement, deep breathing and meditation.  All of which help a myriad of ailments from sleep issues, and depression to blood pressure and heart health.  If you have never tried meditation but have been wanting to this is the class for you.  Any questions call 216-373-1915 and we hope to see you soon.  Attire for the class is loose comfortable clothing.  The class is done in chairs.   

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Sewer District Hosting Community Meetings

The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will host a series of meetings, called “Your Sewer District… the next five years,” to help customers understand more about the agency’s work and what customers can expect during 2017-2021.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Hose Master Develops Manufacturing Apprentice Program to Train Machinists and Welders

Can you guess what Hose Master makes? Yup. Hose! But not of the garden variety. Hose Master manufactures ¼-inch to 20-inch-in-diameter metal hoses with expansion joints to transport liquids and gasses for industrial applications where rubber hose won’t work because the environment is too hot (think, steel mill), too cold, or where there is a concern that something could permeate the hose (think, chemical plants and refineries), such as in the transport of chlorine. As consumers, we have encountered their hoses in three places: the metal hose that connected the receiver to the box in a pay-phone booth in the good old days, the hose on a handheld showerhead and the hose that we can’t see beneath the dispenser at a gas station, which pumps the gas up from the underground tank.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Silhouette Productions and The Shore Cultural Centre Auditions for "The Music Man"

Auditions for Meredith Willson's Classic, THE MUSIC MAN

Directed by Douglas F. Bailey II
Musically Directed by Matthew Steven Grittner
Choreography by Tara Mirabile

When: Tuesday May 31st 7-10pm of Wednesday June 1st 7-10pm - IF YOU MISSED THESE DATES COME SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Where: Shore Cultural Centre 291 E. 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 Room 241

What to prepare: Two 16-32 bar selections in the style of the show. A joke or short comedic monologue. Please bring your own sheet music, there will be no a capella auditions. An accompanist will be provided.

Productions dates: October 14, 15, 16, 21, 22. 23

Rehearsals will being Monday August 29th. We will rehearse Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:30 PM

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Rehab Center versus Home Care

“There’s no place like home.”  While Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz was certainly right about this sentiment, there are definitely places that can provide a good substitute while getting you back on your feet, and back in your own front door.  Today’s seniors are forced to make a decision following an illness or a recent surgery.  They must decide whether they have the support and resources necessary to recover at home, or whether they need to enter a rehabilitation center temporarily to receive the necessary care.  Home care, while very appealing, can be more expensive, more restrictive, and more slowly paced then receiving care in a rehab center with skilled nursing care.  Rehab centers provide on-site, high level, round-the-clock nursing care, in addition to on-site physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, as often as necessary.  Rehabilitation centers can provide safety and privacy, while providing professional, compassionate care, exercise, appropriate nutrition, controlled medication, and social stimulation.  This enables residents to achieve their highest quality of life potential quickly, and safely, so that they can return home and resume their previous lifestyle.  Investigating local rehab centers BEFORE you need one enables you to make an informed, low pressure decision.  Call and research local facilities, such as Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center in Euclid, and ask for a tour and an introduction to the rehab staff to give yourself the best possible information before you need to make a decision about future care.                          

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Registration Open for Camps and Events to Help Children Coping with Grief

Children take moment to pose with camp counselors at Together We Can. The camp is one of many available to help children coping with a difficult loss.   

Looking for a camp to meet the needs of a grieving child or teen? Hospice of the Western Reserve offers camps and events in several convenient Northern Ohio locations to help children share their feelings and ask questions in a safe, supportive environment. A variety of activities are led by trained grief support professionals experienced in working with children. Planned activities encourage memories, coping skills and the expression of feelings.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Start your weekend with a concert and a good book at the Beach!

The Lakefront Literacy Project's mobile library is a volunteer-led, grant funded initiative launched in spring 2015 by North Collinwood residents. Find it at Euclid Beach during "Euclid Beach Live Concerts".

Stop by The Lakefront Literacy Project’s mobile book box Fridays at Euclid Beach Park during the Cleveland Metroparks “Euclid Beach Live!” concert series. The mobile library is a volunteer-led, grant funded initiative launched in spring 2015 by North Collinwood residents.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

You Can Keep Our Great Lake Great

The illustrations on the street-facing side of the shelters depict ways each of us can become better stewards of our environment.

Thanks to a grant from the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD), RTA bus riders, joggers, dog walkers and motorists along Lakeshore Boulevard have a reminder about what small part we can play to maintain the health of Northeast Ohio’s greatest natural asset – Lake Erie.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2016 Applicants

Christen DuVernay, Collinwood Resident

Photo courtesy of Maria Kaiser

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged neighborhood leaders.  The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is a free, 15 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Siggy's Village Community Garden is Coming

Shelby Allen Weed Whacking

Do you like fresh fruits and vegetables? Do you like to garden?  Join the fun!  Folks are preparing Siggy’s Vilage Community Garden for planting fruits and vegetables. The garden is located at 794 East 154th Street. We need you to help weed and water the beds. In exchange for your help, you will get first pick of the produce at harvest time. Fruits and vegetables wil be distributed to Collinwod residents free of charge.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Memorial Spring Spectacular

The days are getting longer, the sun is beginning to shine, and at Memorial that means that the art work is blooming!  Memorial’s Spring Spectacular was held on Thursday, April 28th.  There were over 150 pieces of artwork on display.  Students displayed their proficiency with everything from water colors to oils and abstract portraits to winter landscapes. Guests were able to leave positive comments for the students to read as well as a silent auction with all proceeds going towards our art program.  And if that wasn’t amazing enough, our 1st -3rd grade choir performed several songs and did a remarkable job! You can view Memorial students’ artwork online at www.artstonia.com. Type in Cleveland, OH  under the location tab and click on Memorial

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Geraniums are Back in the Garden!

The front before we started

Once again, the students at Memorial School planted their geraniums in the Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden.

We’d missed a year last year, but made up for it this year, because we could plant both ends of the Garden. 44 red and white (the school colors) geraniums - plus some serious weeding!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Collinwood Community Day & Free Health Walk

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/collinwood-community-day-festival-free-health-walk-tickets-24544109091?aff=eac2

Bring the whole family to the Collinwood Community Festival & Free Health Walk! The festival will include free health screenings, arts and crafts, mobile gaming truck, music, and interactive fun. The event allows organizations to give back to the community while allowing community members to discover new resources available in the Collinwood neighborhood. Bounce houses, concession stands, CPD and EMS reps and much more will be there for your amusement and education. Backpacks and schools supplies will be distributed while supplies last (registration via eventbrite is required). 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:37 AM, 06.11.2016

Collinwood High School Appreciation Day

No caption, this should be an icon right at the left front of the opening paragraph for affect. Small is good............

With the school year coming to an end, it was only appropriate to show our collective appreciation for the support and cooperation provided by the CHS over the year. Support included help in recovering older trophies which had been “lost” in storage which now grace the Social Room; help to get recognition for a soon-to-be-Centurion, Angela Laurich, who had to leave school in 10th grade to help her family financially during the depression and always regretted not being an “official Railroader”; assisting in  efforts to “save” the iconic murals on the first floor, all 440 feet of them and the support for school tour visitations, especially the larger reunion groups.  All in all, the year was marked by unparalleled school cooperation especially from Principal Mary Miller, Senior Class Adviser Philana Williams, Literacy Coach, Gigi Williams and Gail Greenberg, Media Specialist to name a few.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Healthy Parenting: CAMHP Foundation and Siggy's Village

Healthy Parenting, hosted by CAMHP Foundation and Siggy's Village, will begin July 9th at 10am until 10:30am Saturdays at Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries located at 15706 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110. There will be multiple discussion groups:

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

CAMHP Community Groups

CAMHP, Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice, is providing community groups for domestic violence, mental health, foster parent support, bereavement, and drug and alcohol.  

Mondays at 6:30pm: Mental Health

Wednesday at 6:30pm: Bereavement, Drug and Alcohol

Saturday at 10:00am: Foster Parent Support

Domestic Violence: For more information please contact Danielle Dronet at (216) 501-1730

For more information please visit:

www.ddronet.com

www.camhp.us

Please note if groups or times change they will be further reported in the Collinwood Observer.

 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Graduating Class Celebrates at Cedar Point

Michael F. Cavotta presenting check to senior class officers.

Collinwood High Schools 2016 graduating class enjoyed their annual right-of-passage senior trip on May 13th. For the high soaring Senior’s, their destination was GradNite at Cedar Point where high school seniors from around the state come together in one big party at the Roller Coaster Capital of the World. High school seniors had a chance to mingle with other schools, widening their perspective and shared their views on the exceptional education program enjoyed here at Collinwood. They arrived by charter bus at noon and stayed until mid-night, enjoying a wonderful day of fellowship, thrilling rides (especially the Valravn), games and afterhours parties.  A great time was had by all!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Stradivari violin captivates Collinwood

Maybe it was the spring breeze from our Lake Erie that delivered an electricity to our neighborhood when CityMusic Cleveland wowed the audience during their second visit this year.  On the evening of May 12th St. Jerome Church on Lake Shore Boulevard was transformed for the evening into an acoustically rich concert hall.  The incredible, young, award winning soloist, Tessa Lark, exhausted the range of her 1683 Stradivari violin while CityMusic Cleveland, conducted by Music Director, Avner Dorman, shared the stage in Czech composer Dvorak’s Violin Concerto in A minor, B. 108 (Op.53) for violin and orchestra.  At times Ms. Lark seemed to be lifted off her feet through the heights of the music.  She commented after the performance that she had a particularly great time playing in the gorgeous church and felt joy looking up above her.  She also shared her feeling of an appreciative audience, listeners who did not take the music for granted, and could, therefore, evoke her own lofty emotions.  Following Dvorak’s concerto, Ms. Lark, ever in touch with her Kentucky roots, kicked off her shoes and delighted everyone when she threw it down with a vivacious bluegrass song on her fiddle.  One exhilarated orchestra member congratulated Tessa backstage and expressed gratitude for the fun-filled hoedown.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Greater Cleveland Food Bank Supports Seniors with a Special Senior Market

Mark your calendar seniors.  The Senior Market is a free event of food, facts and fun.  The Indian Hills Senior Community residents and attending seniors on June 14, 2016 are getting direct educational and food support like one would typically expect at a Church or School, yet this is a senior community backyard.  Approximately 3,500 pounds of free fresh produce will be distributed with cooking demos, nutritional information, a Registered Nutritionist and other community outreach services from 10:00am - Noon at 1541 E. 191st Street in Euclid.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

End of the Year at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

Our students performing Lion King Kids

We have had a great year at Lakeshore Intergenerational School. Our students performed the Lion King Kids, and it was amazing! During the final few weeks of school, our students spent a lot of time outside planting flowers with our wonderful reading mentors and during field day. What a terrific way to end the year.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Hannah Gibbons to serve summer meals

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has chosen 18 schools that will serve free breakfast, lunch or supper to children during June and July.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Coit Road Farmers Market Growing Season Ahead

The Coit (Road Farmers’ Market was built in 1932 and originally operated by a cooperative of farmers.  The non-profit East Cleveland Farmers’ Market Preservation Society was formed in 2001.  An all-volunteer staff operates the Market.

Market Hours and Location

Shop year-round on Saturdays 8 AM to 1PM

Wednesdays 10 AM to 1PM June thru October

The Market, located at the intersection of Coit and Woodworth Roads near East 152nd  and Noble Rd, is open Saturdays all year 8:00AM to 1:00PM and Wednesdays from 10:00AM to 1:00PM June through October.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Rock N' Rummage Flea Market

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern presents:

Rock n' Rummage Flea Market

Join us this summer as we transform the Beachland parking lot into a classic flea market! Vendors will be selling vintage wares, records, clothing and more! 

We know treasure hunting can get tiring, so we will have live entertainment, an outdoor beer garden and food specials all day for those who need a break from the rocking and the rummaging.

Interested in being a vendor? Contact Alexis at alexis@beachlandballroom.com

Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Bell Peppers, Oh my!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Crafts, Photos and Stories

Its summer and the Ballot Box Projects you voted for are getting started.

Craft Up Collinwood began their Ballot Box Project activity Friday, May 20th. The tables at Memorial-Nottingham Library were covered with large roles of vinyl, scissors, staplers, and phone wire. Children of all ages were sitting around the tables folding the vinyl over and over again. These were turned into flowers that will eventually decorate vacant lots in the neighborhood. Each Friday through June, different craft projects will happen at Memorial-Nottingham before installation.

If you're ready for an updated family portrait, now is your chance. Two Ballot Box winners are offering those services free to families in North Collinwood. Your first opportunity is with This is Collinwood: history in everyday people on June 18th at Praxis Fiber Workshop located at 15301 Waterloo Rd. from 1-4pm. No appointments required. Your second chance is with the Colllinwood Camera Club at the Waterloo Arts Fest on May 25th from noon to 3pm.

Splice Cream Truck will be recording oral histories at both Euclid Beach Live and the Waterloo Arts Fest, June 24th and 25th. You get to share your story and enjoy some ice cream.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Green Up Collinwood

On May 7th, the Collinwood community and supporters came out in full force to keep the neighborhood beautiful. Over 200 volunteers participated, collecting over 300 bags of trash. That includes over 80 bags from the shore of Lake Erie alone!

After the cleanup, we got our dance on at Collinwood Recreation Center, thanks to the folks at Radio One. The efforts of all that participated is amazing, we hope for an even bigger turnout next year.

Special thanks to partners GreenUp Cleveland, Radio One, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Court Community Service, and Caring Cubs. Thanks also to our sponsors and donors: Baker Hostetler LLP, Overdrive Libraries, Cleveland Metroparks, Dave's Supermarkets, R&D Sausage, The Beachland Ballroom, Music Saves, Home Depot Steelyard Commons, Greater Cleveland RTA, Good Greens, Gus's Diner, Mitchell's Ice Cream, and Chili Pepper's Restaurant. Shoutouts also to the Collinwood Rec Center for serving as our headquarters, and to Councilman Polensek for securing a dumpster for the event. We hope we haven't forgotten anyone, because so many hands, each critically important, came together for this event!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Renter Equity Program

We’re back again offering the Renter Equity Program for affordable live/work space for artists! This is an amazing path to “Building Wealth While Renting”. In the next few sentences we will highlight the benefits of the program. This Renter Equity-based program provides a middle ground between renting and home ownership. Residents earn monthly credit by making timely rent payments, assisting in maintaining the property, and participating in community- based meetings and programs. After 5 years of occupancy residents can receive an unrestricted cash payment up to $4,137. Participants will receive a monthly statement that will identify the credits they've earned along with their vested balance.
Right now we are offering two properties that have been fully renovated: 276 E. 156th St. #4 and 321 E. 156th St. #2.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Summer is a Great Time to Walk

We all know that walking is good exercies and something we should do, but talking about it and doing it are two different things.  Summer is a great time to start a walking routine because the weather is beautiful, and the daylight hours are longer.  Grab a neighbor, a son, a daughter, or a grandchild and start your routine today.  If you are looking for a little incentive or a program to keep you on track.  The arthritis foundation has an excellent on line program called "Walk With Ease", check it out at www.arthritis.org. 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016