Nov 6 – All School Mass 8:30 a.m.
Ivan Schwarz and HBO “Band of Brothers” Actor James Madio to Provide Keynote
An exciting tech event happened on September 27th when St. Jerome Parish launched its very own app as an effort to pursue new opportunities to foster a stronger parish, school, and community life. The app allows the parish to better communicate throughout the week and keep users updated with relevant news or alerts. It is already serving as a great resource for people by providing daily Mass readings, Catholic news and prayers, convenient prayer reminders, prayer requests, activities, bulletins, and more. Everyone can now stay connected with the parish through instant notifications, an easy-to-access event calendar, and the ability to quickly reply to or share messages via social media. There will be no need for parishioners with smart phones to remember to silence their phones before Mass. The app will send a reminder to silence the phone 20 minutes before Mass. The app is very intuitive and well designed for iPhone and Android systems. All are invited to download the St. Jerome app by visiting myParishapp.com or searching for myParish in the app store. You’re only a click away from staying connected with the St. Jerome parish and school community every day.
Cleveland Public Library-Collinwood Branch & The Cleveland FoodBank Presents:
When it comes to reading the first graders of St. Jerome school couldn't be more excited to dive into a good book and explore what the world of reading has to offer. First grade reading is one of the most exciting learning periods for your child. Help your childs reading skills by following some of these tips to help your child become a better reader.
On Saturday, November 14, the spirit flags will fly above the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District and all Collinwood and Greater Cleveland community members are invited to gather at Waterloo Arts Gallery from 1:30 to 3:30 pm to celebrate the culmination of the “Who we are, Where we live” program. “Who we are, Where we live” is a multi-faceted creative arts program, funded by the Institute for Poetic Medicine and designed to give voice to the residents of the diverse Collinwood community. For some, stories and memories of life and work in Collinwood date back to the 1940’s and before. Pat Nevar, Vice President of the Slovenian Workmen’s Home, and her husband Fred began dancing together in the Hall’s ballroom decades ago. For others, like Gladys Burnett, a recent transplant from Youngstown and avid member of the Collinwood Rec Center, these memories and stories are just beginning to unfold. Together, they tell the larger story of a place that has endured through hard times and good times, a place where people still live, raise families, make art, run businesses, and go to school.
Siggy's Village Community Garden and Free Urban Market will be opening in the spring of 2016. This project will be headed by a committee consisting of volunteers from the community, who will plan, organize and develop a self sustaining garden.
In February of 2014, Elfrieda “Fritzie” Holtcamp was an active and independent 85 year old woman. When she began to experience back pain, she was told that she had a bladder infection. It never occurred to her that this would lead to a life changing experience. Unfortunately, her pain continued to worsen and she soon found herself admitted to the hospital with sepsis and the loss of motor function in her legs. An MRI quickly revealed that she had a large abscess on her lumbar spine, requiring immediate surgery. After surgery, Fritzie was told that she would never walk again. She then spent three weeks in an acute rehab facility to recover some of her most basic mobility. When it was time to move out of this facility, it was obvious to Fritzie that she couldn’t go home. She chose to move to Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center in Euclid, a place where she had spent many hours as a volunteer with their pet therapy program. When Fritzie arrived at Mount St. Joseph, she couldn’t even move her toes, but she was thrilled to have the physical therapist tell her, “Stick with me, I’ll get you moving.” With hard work, motivation, and many hours of physical therapy and occupational therapy, Fritzie did “get moving”. After 14 months, she was not only walking and able to stand on one foot, but she was able to leave Mount St. Joseph Rehab and live independently once again. She states, “The therapy at Mount St. Joseph is fantastic!” She credits her returned independence to “determination, God and therapy”, and to the peace and care that she received at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center.
On Friday, November 13, 2015 from 6:30-11:00 p.m. at Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School Gymnasium, Rose-Mary Center will host a NIGHT AT THE RACES to help raise funds for the Homes for Our Future: Community Integration Project.
The Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland, the Community Action Agency for Cuyahoga County, has proudly served the Glenville community since of 1966 and its support of the community is as strong today as it has ever been. The Glenville Neighborhood Opportunity Center (10529 St. Clair Avenue), located in the Glenville Town Center offers an open door to a brighter future. The Council encourages local residents to take a few minutes to visit and see how the free programs and services offered though the center can transform their lives.
The Northeast Shores Development Corporation won a grant from ArtPlace America, in July 2015, to organize a “Ballot Box Project,” where Collinwood residents can decide how to spend $100,000 in funding to use art to make a better community. Some areas to consider include: youth programs, neighborhood safety, health education, and senior programs. Public meetings are being held the third Wednesday of the month October through February from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Collinwood Recreation Center, at 16300 Lakeshore Blvd. Voters will decide which projects to choose.
The leaves might be changing and the temperatures falling, but the students At Memorial are all fired up about the community garden. Created to honor the victims of the Collinwood fire in 1908, the garden is a joint effort between the students at Memorial School and Collinwood’s Little Red Cap group, which is made up of members from the community.
This summer new mulch was laid and the ground overturned in an effort to prepare the area for planting. The goal is to create a space that honors both the lives lost and fosters a sense of community among the living. Little Red Cap meetings are open to the public and welcome community support. To volunteer to help in the garden or to make a financial donation to assist with the upkeep of the garden, please contact Elva Brodnick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Michelle Person at email@example.com.
In its inaugural season, the Memorial soccer team ended the season with an impressive 5-2 record. The soccer team consisting of Michael Johnson, Jacquez Riggans, Christopher Switzer, Shamari Wallace, Imani Baker, Sydney Moore, Avante Donerison, Rayshawn Starks, Rashard Wilis, and Jermaine Strozier, won against Joseph Gallagher, Nathan Hale, Campus International, Kenneth Clement, and Mound qualifying them to make the city playoffs. Michael R White beat Memorial in the regular season, while Riverside defeated Memorial in the semi final playoff game. Riverside went on to win the Soccer Championship. We are extremely proud of our Cardinals and can’t wait for next year!
Darvio Morrow, CEO of urban and multicultural content producer FCB Entertainment Inc (owners of WFCB Radio) is a Collinwood native. Darvio, known on air as The Kingpin, went to school in the neighborhood and volunteers his time with area youth in the Eyes Have It program, but his business has always been located elsewhere -- until now.
FCB Entertainment has agreed to move from the former LTV Steel headquarters in Slavic Village to the former Parker Hannefin Building, now named Chandler Park, on 17325 Euclid Avenue.
"There were so many benefits to relocating that it would have made no sense not to do it", says Darvio. "We were somewhat isolated in our previous location but now we are on the legendary Euclid Avenue and we feel like we are a part of something that could be catalytic for the community."
FCB Entertainment's WFCB Radio, one of the fastest growing urban digital radio groups in the region, will be bringing its three radio stations and its radio shows along for the ride. The Outlaws Radio Show (hosted by Darvio, Jessica "Lavish" Fleming and Eric "E-Will" Williams), The Todd Allyn Show (hosted by Todd Allyn, Khalid Namar and Danielle Serino, formerly from CBS Channel 19) and most of the company's other shows will be produced directly from the Chandler Club location.
"We will probably be some of the only radio stations located directly in the Collinwood area. I'll have to check the history books but that may be a first ever for this community", said Darvio. "I spoke to every member of my team about the relocation and they were all excited about it."
Darvio believes that the Chandler Club can serve as an anchor to an area of Greater Collinwood that may not receive as much attention as it should. "Development follows people. If you look in the thriving communities in the city, they almost all have some sort of anchor to spur development around it. The Chandler Club can serve as that anchor."
For now, Darvio's WFCB radio studio and corresponding offices will be located in the Chandler Club. But if it is a fruitful relationship for the company, growth could be in the future. "We also own an on demand television station and two record companies", Darvio said. "One of my labels is currently based in Nevada. I would love to eventually have everything consolidated and based in one roof. We'll see."
WFCB Radio can be heard online at WFCBRadio.com or on smartphones via the Live365 or TuneIn Radio apps (type WFCB in the search bar)
Tell us what YOU think. What are your impressions of the neighborhood? What have been our big successes, and what do we still need to address? Take a few minutes to share your thoughts and your vision in this online survey. It won't take you long, and the feedback you provide will be a huge help to us in prioritizing our revitalization strategy! Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey by visiting www.citizenmetrics.com/collinwood and possibly win a $25 gift certificate to a neighborhood eatery! Please use Participant Code NES9961.
I’ve never considered myself a cat person. Even with this furball cuddled in my lap, it’s hard to resign myself to the title of “cat lady”.
Catholic Social Teaching states that every person is precious and that the measure of every institution is whether it threatens or enhances the life and dignity of a human person. It is because of this conviction, that Rose-Mary committed itself to serving individuals with special needs.
A great new addition to Waterloo has their Grand Opening this Friday, November 6th. Packy Malley's will open in the site of the former Waterloo Brew, in the Slovenian Workman's Home at 15335 Waterloo Road. Carlos Jones and the P.L.U.S. Band will be playing in the ballroom at the Home on Friday night to celebrate the occasion.
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There’s a culture shift underway at Oliver Hazard Perry School under new Principal Anne Priemer, one that is already beginning to produce concrete results.
Visions Car Detailing has opened at 19211 Nottingham Rd. and they will treat your car right. Mr. Wilson brings 25 years of car care experience to this newly decorated business. Tuesdays are Ladies Day with the basic wash and spray wax only $10. Wednesdays are Senior Day with basic wash only $8 ! Stop in and visit Mr. LaDon Wilson at Visions, open 10 - 7 Monday through Sunday. They will make your car sparkling clean!
The Manitowoc Company based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, parent company of Cleveland Range, announced in a news release Monday, October 26, 2015 that it intends the close their Manitowoc Ovens Group facility by April 2016. Recently hired CEO of Manitowoc Foodservice Division and senior VP of The Manitowoc Company, Hubertus Muehlhaeuser, stated in the release that it was to “improve our operational efficiencies”, but then also stated that they were making “preparations for the eventual spin-off of the company’s Foodservice business in the first quarter of 2016."
In November of 1918 an armistice was signed to bring to an end to World War I better known as “the war to end all wars.” The armistice was signed between the Western Allies and Germany to bring about the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front and took effect at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
The year is drawing to its close. It seems that that the days are passing by fast and furious. But let us take the time to think back on the year and the Blessings we have experienced. Maybe perhaps a little historical perspective will help you understand and appreciate this THANKSGIVING just a little better.
Quix Food Store at 870 East 185th street is cooking fried chicken and sub sandwiches 24 hours a day. I have had the chicken tenders and the chicken wings, both served with huge Jo-Jo french fries and both were excellent.Daisy the friendly sandwich maker has made for me the Italian sub at 7.99 piled high with fresh cut lunch meat, and the Philly Steak sandwich pictured below. The fresh high quality ingredients and friendly service ensured that I will be back. Plus they are cooking these excellent value eats 24 hours a day! Be sure to stop in and visit Hamzah at the register and have Daisy make you a sandwich.
It is time once again to prepare for the Northeast Shores Development Corporation annual meeting and election of officers in January 2016.
Cycling as a preferred mode of transportation is on the rise in the United States. While the overall share of bicycling is still small, between 2000 and 2010, commuting by bike has risen 47% nationally, while Cleveland has seen a 280% increase. The reasons are varied, but people are beginning to realize there are numerous benefits associated with getting around by bike; ranging from health improvements, to cost savings, to environmental concerns (the transportation sector is responsible for a third of all carbon emissions).
It is time once again to prepare for the Northeast Shores Development Corporation annual meeting and election of officers in January 2016.
UpStage Players’ Announce Shrek The Musical Jr. for Early-January 2016; Will Hold an Open House/Audition Workshop in December
UpStage Players, one of Northeast Ohio’s most enduring non-profit children’s theatre companies, invites area youths, ages 7 to 15, to audition for the troupe’s Spring 2016 musical, Shrek the Musical Jr. Known for its no-cut policy, UpStage Players “works for the kids” of Greater Cleveland.
Waterloo Arts is thrilled to host another Cleveland Foundation Creative Fusion international artist this fall. Kuenlin Tsai is from Taipei, Taiwan and works in a variety of media depending on the project. He has designed and installed many public art sculptures in Taiwan, China and Japan, which are site specific and often incorporate a "sound" element.
While in Cleveland, Tsai has been getting to know the city and has designed a sculpture for the Waterloo Tower in response to his experience here. The sculpture references the cycles of decay and growth - whether in a forest or urban neighborhood - and the hope that is emerging in Cleveland today. Tsai is building the sculpture in his studio at Waterloo Arts and install it during the next few weeks.
On Wednesday, October 28, Tsai had a workshop with students from OH Perry to build their own individual sculptures, some of which will be incorporated into the Treesure House tower installation. He is also hosting screenings of quintessential Taiwanese films, on Wednesday evenings, in order to introduce the city of Cleveland to the culture and history of Taiwan.
Sure you do! All you gotta do is submit your completed membership form along with your tax deductible donation by December 14th to the Northeast Shores' office and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to help with your holiday shopping. To obtain a membership form, contact Carly Marginian at 216-481-7660 or stop by the Northeast Shores’ Office, located at 317 East 156th Street, and we will be more than happy to provide you a form in person. A strong Northeast Shores membership base shows a committed neighborhood to funders, and lessens the burden of competing for the shrinking pool of public funds.
Young Leaders Program teaches 6th -12th graders leadership skills and life skills at the Collinwood rec center this is also a program who does service throughout different areas of Collinwood. This is anywhere from 152nd and St. Clair to 185th and Lakeshore.This program is passionate about bringing positivity along with leadership and life skills back into our communities.This will start with our youth. If you have or know any 6th-12th grader who lives within 152nd and St.Clair and E 185th and Lakeshore please sign them up for this program.It's important for teens to be around like minds. This program is teaching critical thinking, problem solving and life skills. Although parents and guardians may be teaching the same, its very important for teens to have positive reinforcement.This program does a great job of creating a safe and comfortable atmosphere for teens as well as a support system. In this program our teens are like family. They learn together and pursue growth. Our teens look forward to making a difference and they all didn't start this program with that perspective. This attitude was gained over time. Young Leaders Program is about leaving a positive mark on our communities and the people in it. If you are interested in signing up your child, working, sponsoring or volunteering for this program please contact Breauna Sweeney 216-622-5849. If you are interested in following the growth of this program please add Young leaders Program on Facebook or subscribe to Young Leaders Program on YouTube.