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I thought Spring was here last month. What a surprise. Nonetheless, it will get warm sooner or later.  I want to take this opportunity to thank all the residents and friends of the community who turned out on Saturday, April 21, for the “Big Clean” and the “Cleanin’ with Cops” at Humphrey’s Park. We narrowly lost the Big Clean contest with the City of Euclid but the real winner was both of our communities; for when you looked at the amount of litter and debris that was hauled back to the dumpster at the VASJ parking lot, it was amazing. My sincere appreciation to our Ward 8 residents, Stephen and Ali Love, for their spirit and willingness to spearhead this much needed project.

With that being said, I hope we all take the opportunity to take a look at our own property and how we can dress things up for this spring and summer.  Many of our yards are full of winter storm debris, whether it be twigs, leaves or other debris. If we all do our part, we can make our community shine. As I have said before, if there is a property on your street where the owners just refuse to address unsightly or unhealthy yard conditions, please call Environmental Health Department at (216) 664-2300. 

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Hannah Gibbons preschool receives state's top rating

Hannah Gibbons STEM School is located at 1401 Larchmont Road.

The preschool at Hannah Gibbons STEM School has received the state’s top rating for quality.

Hannah Gibbons' preschool earned five stars under Ohio’s Step Up To Quality program. Five-star schools:

  • Have lower staff/child ratios.
  • Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child.
  • Share assessment results and create goals for children.
  • Develop plans to support children as they move to a new classroom or educational setting.
  • Work with other organizations or businesses to support children and their families.
  • Have an active and organized parent volunteer group.
  • Use input from families and community partners to strive for continuous improvement.
  • Are accredited by an approved organization. 

“Hannah Gibbons is proud to be a five-star program,” said Greg Adkins, principal of Hannah Gibbons. “We know that children typically have a little more than five years from birth until kindergarten, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.”

Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life have a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being and learning and social skills.  

To learn more about Hannah Gibbons, visit www.clevelandmetroschools.org/hannahgibbons

For more information on early childhood education, to https://bit.ly/2r4os7H

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EBC Fery Kids Summer Meal Program

This summer, there will be a free breakfast and lunch program for youth at Five Pointe Community Center 813 E. 152nd Street Cleveland, Oh 44110. The program will be handled by The EBC Fery Senior Program lead by Mary Fayne in partnership with Greater Cleveland Food Bank. The program will begin Monday June 4, 2018 and will end Friday August 10, 2018 for youth ages 3 through 18, it will consist of breakfast, lunch, and fun activities. Youth will be served breakfast from 9:00am-10:00am. Lunch will be served from 12:30pm-1:30pm. The time between breakfast and lunch, youth will be able to participate in a variety of indoor/outdoor activities arts & crafts, games, and occasional field trips with parental consent. If you are interested in registering your child, please contact Terri Shepherd 216-268-2138

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Big Clean = Another Big Success!

Pose for the drone!  Team Collinwood gathers with our haul for the day. It took a drone flying overhead to capture just how much trash we picked up!

Last month, Collinwood and Euclid neighbors came out in force Saturday April 21st to clean up their streets!  The second annual Big Clean is street cleanup with a competitive twist -Collinwood and Euclid compete to collect the most bags of street litter!   While the competition gets fierce, the Big Clean is also about the importance of strong collaboration between our two communities and it simply wouldn’t have been possible without so many partners and supporters!

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Synergy and Positive Energy for The Green House Co-working Space and Euclid Chamber of Commerce

Angela Chambers, proud working mom, in The Green House conference room. Photo credit Randy Blackford

If you want to feel good about the future of our community, just visit any Euclid Chamber of Commerce event or stop by their May 22 open house, celebrating their new office space at The Green House on Lakeshore Blvd.

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LAST CHANCE: The 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair

Ensure your spot today for the 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair! Organized by the Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation, the Keys to Housing Resource Fair will feature information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants and landlords. CNVDC staff will be presenting informational workshops regarding, home safety, residential housing code, and how to purchase a home with our organization through our partnership with Cuyahoga County Landbank. Lastly, if you need help with financial literacy, this is the place to be! Shashonna Duckworth, Executive of Operation Hope will be presenting a workshop about financial literacy. Informational workshop slots are filling up quickly.  You don’t want to miss out! Residents who participate will have the chance to win prizes. Food and refreshments will be available. Also there will be a “kids table” available for parents who attend the event.

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New Programs and Activities are Springing up at Collinwood Library

Collinwood Library
856 East 152nd St, Cleveland, OH 44110
Manager, Caroline Peak
216-623-6934
cpl-collwd@cpl.org

It’s that time again. School is ending and our
Summer Lit League Registration Kicks off on May 1, 2018
Staff will be out and about visiting schools, community events and pop up places to register children for this annual opportunity to keep kids literacy skills in tact over the summer.

Take a look at what else we’ve got coming up for you in May:


Maker Kits Lego Bricks & K’Nex
Do you like tinkering, constructing, and making things? Build towering structures and unique objects with LEGO® Bricks and K'NEX® Building sets. Participants can drop-in for 5 minutes and/or build the entire session. Thursday, May 24th -- 4:00pm-5:00pm

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Cleveland Public Library is Making the Impossible Achievable

Today, most companies seeking to hire new employees require job-seekers to apply for positions on-line.  The person applying must navigate a website, upload a digital copy of their resume, and have an e-mail address.  Imagine what going through this process means to someone who is not computer savvy or simply does not own a computer at home? Finding a job without access to a computer, Internet, and e-mail can be nearly impossible, but, with the help of the staff of the Collinwood Branch at Cleveland Public Library and access to their public computers, patrons are turning the impossible into something achievable.

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Beachland Park Second Night Market

Beachland Park is excited to be having their Second Night Market on Saturday, June 9th, the Night Market starts at 5:00 P.M. ending at 9:00 P.M.  Join us at beautiful Beachland Park, bring a cooler, enjoy the sunset, food by Charissa, live entertainment and wonderful venors.  Included in the vendors are Paparaazi Jewelry, Lake Erie Monster Gems/Out of Our Minds Furniture, Zombies by Lily, LipSense, Thirty-one, Younique and many more!! We still have room for craft/homemade vendors so if anyone is interested you can email beachlandpark@att.net for more information, spaces are $20.  Join us for a wonderful evening of shopping on Lake Erie!!  Street parking available on Canterbury, Landseer and Windward.

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Senator Kenny Yuko Hosting Euclid Opiate Town Hall

Ohio State Senator Kenny Yuko

Ohio Senator Kenny Yuko and Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. will co-host an opiate town hall on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.  The town hall is yet another opportunity for community members, leaders, law enforcement and treatment providers to come together to fight the opiate epidemic together.  The town hall will take place at 22639 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio 44117. 

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Cleveland Metroparks Popular Euclid Beach LIVE Series Returns

Euclid Beach LIVE

Cleveland Metroparks popular lakefront concert series Euclid Beach LIVE is returning for the 5th consecutive year beginning Friday, June 1. Everyone’s favorite activities are back, including free live musical performances, an array of local food trucks and recreational activities. Visitors can also see ongoing developments of the Euclid Beach Pier which is expected to be completed this fall.

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Collinwood's Catholic School - Enroll now for 18-19

Reading is FUNdamental at St. Jerome school.  Students visit our library with their class weekly and participate in the Accelerated Reader program.  There is even an after school Book Club!

St. Jerome, Collinwood's Catholic School. is accepting appplications for the 2018-2019 school year.  

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Tessa Lark Returns with City Music Cleveland

The delightful Tessa Lark will return to St. Jerome church on May 16th at 7:30pm performing with City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra.  Avner Dorman will conduct this all Beethoven program featuring the Coriolan Overture, Violin Concerto, and Symphony No.8.  Free and family friendly, donations gratefully accepted.

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25 years of Faith-filled Service

Deacon Peter Travalik has served the people of St. Jerome for 25 years, helping us through all the ups and downs of life, guiding us to greater faith through his example of service and humility.

Deacons were an integral part of the early church. The office was restored in 1963 by the Second Vatican Council which described the Deaconate as a ministry of service distinct from but related to the priesthood.  Deacons serve the People of God in the ministry of liturgy, of the word, and of charity.  They are able to perform baptisms, to assist at and bless marriages, and to officiate at funeral services.  They proclaim the Gospel and preach, they are often involved in sacramental preparation and are on call to serve assisting the Bishop with whatever he might need.  Most work regular jobs, many are married with families and that is part of their mission to bring Christ into their workplaces and the wider community through the example of their lives. 

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Girl's Rock/Girl's Assembly

Girls Rock/Girl's Assembly is a mentoring and role model program for grades 6-8.  This program is to improve each scholar's character, reduce the number of discipline referrals, and improve their academic performance.  To achieve these achievements,, scholars will develop a better understanding of their role and responsibility in their own female development.  Understanding their roles of being productive, respectable, and positive is essential to the way of life today.  Lastly, developing strategies for avoiding peer pressure and negative influences at school, at home, and in their community is also incorporated. 

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Collinwood Senior Prom

Join us for the Collinwood Senior Prom on Friday, May 25 from 5:00-8:00pm! Enjoy an evening of dancing, live music, games, activities, door prizes, photo booth, dance contest and much more. The event will be held at Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well, 16600 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44110. Tickets are $2.00 per person and can be purchased at Collinwood Recreation Center, Euclid Beach Villa, and Lakeshore Rose Center. The event is for adults 55 and older. If you have any questions, please call 216-373-1915. We hope to see you there! 

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Editorial: Aging Mastery Program - "Navigating My Later Years in Fun Now!"

They say that with age, comes wisdom. And for the most part, that’s true. At 70, I certainly like to think that I have most things in my life figured out. I’ve been active in my community, volunteered my whole life, and have had a pretty successful career as a teacher in Cleveland public schools.

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Collinwood Residents Invited to Celebrate Life at 2018 Walk to Remember

Celebrate the life and memory of a loved one while enjoying fun-filled day the Zoo. 

Now in its seventh year, Hospice of the Western Reserve's 2018 Walk to Remember presented by Huntington Bank is the nonprofit agency’s largest fundraiser of the year. Scheduled for Sunday, June 10 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the event is open to anyone wanting to celebrate the memory of loved ones and make a difference in the lives of those living with serious illness.

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Stained-glass company serves regional customers for more than 30 years

The glass-restoration workshop area

When you walk into the entry of Whitney Stained Glass where the uncut glass of every color is stored, it’s like entering a secret garden or the back, private, work area of a museum. There’s magic taking place, and things of beauty all around. The talent of the five full-time and two part-time employees is astounding. All have been with the company for at least five to six years. They make, restore, install and store stained glass windows and doors, as well as skylights, chandeliers, mosaics, lamps, backsplashes, and other unique restoration projects. The current and second owner, Pete Billington, says that working in the stained-glass business takes a specific skill set: drawing and illustration ability for new work, an understanding of geometry, handiness, having a good “eye,” attention to detail, construction ability, no fear of heights, carefulness, and the ability to lift and carry heavy objects.

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Pillowcase Project

Students stating the Pillowcase Pledge. 

Students in grades 3-5 at Constellation Schools: Collinwood Village Academy had the privelage to partner with the American Red Cross to complete The Pillowcase Project. The Pillowcase Project was created by the American Red Cross in 2005 after Hurrican Katrina. and became a preparedness education program for elementary school students targeting 8 to 11 year olds. In 2013, the Red Cross receieved a grant from Disney to design and develop a multiyear effort that would build on this success by creating a standardized, state-of-the art preparedness education program. Now entering the third year of this pilot, The Pillowcase Project is being offered by every Red Cross region across the county. 

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Lowdown at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

A Junior Cluster student guides a Primary Cluster student in solving a problem.

It’s hard to believe it's May already! With May comes the conclusion of another successful year of learning at Lakeshore Intergenerational School, our 4th as a member of the Collinwood community. On behalf of the entire Lakeshore community, THANK YOU to all of our mentors, Intergenerational partners, and community members throughout Collinwood, Euclid, and Cleveland for another amazing year of support, care, compassion, guidance and most important of all…fun! We simply couldn’t achieve our mission of being spirited citizens and lifelong learners without each and every one of you and all that you do for our students.

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Michael J. Houser

County Councilman Michael J. Houser public service career has spanned from the local, state and national level. Houser served as Special Assistant to Cuyahoga County Chief of Staff where he gained extensive experience in County government.

During his time as Special Assistant, Councilman Houser who is a champion for Voting Rights led the Countywide Civic and Voter engagement initiative and created the Youth Summit entitled "Your Voice Matters" that teaches students the importance of community involvement, as well as how, when and where to vote. Houser stood up to protect our most vulnerable population by helping to led the County's faith-based infant mortality reduction initiative in partnership with First Year Cleveland. Houser also remains an advocate for those in need of a second chance at life, though his work speaking at local correctional institutes and creating an event that focuses on at-risk youth and access to jobs for the formally incarcerated called "Choices and Consequences.”

Prior to his role with the County, Houser worked as an Educational Specialist for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cleveland, Campaign Staffer for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, in the D.C office of Congressman Tim Ryan and a Field Organizer for the We Are Ohio campaign, the coalition led by organized labor to overturn attacks on collective bargaining rights.

Councilman Houser currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Bridge Board and E.F. Boyd & Son advisory board.

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Enjoy an Afternoon of Irish Music with Cahal Dunne

The Irish American Club, East Side is pleased to present “Ireland’s Happy Man,” Cahal Dunne for one show only on Friday, June 15, 2018. The afternoon performance will take place at the Irish American Club, East Side at 22770 Lakeshore Blvd., in Euclid. 

Dunne, a gifted vocalist, composer, storyteller, pianist and comedian, is a native of County Cork, Ireland. His performance will include a range of music, covering everything from The Music of the Night to silly songs like The Menopause Song. His style is rich and deep, winning him fans from across the country.

Doors will open for lunch, beginning at 11:30 am. Lunch will feature boneless chicken breast with rice pilaf, steamed vegetable medley, and salad. Tickets for the event are $25 for Irish American Club members and $30 for non-members. To purchase tickets, contact Sue McGill at 216-386-5468 or Mary Jo Gurry at 216-375-5468.

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Ward 10 First Annual Bunny Breakfast Recap

Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston & District 10 Cuyahoga County Councilman Michael Houser and youth participants  

Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation hosted Ward 10 First Annual Bunny Breakfast on Saturday March 31, 2018 from 9:30am to 12:30pm. We welcomed residents surrounding Ward 10 to come together to eat breakfast, create Easter crafts and take photos with the Easter Bunny.  The event was a true success. We had over 80 residents participate in the event.

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Kickin' it with Cops IS BACK: Cleanin' with Cops Recap

5th District Commander Sammy Morris and resident cleaning a vacant lot

Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with Cleveland Police Foundation and Litterbugz hosted “Cleanin’ with Cops” on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Humphrey Park 207 E. 161st Cleveland, Oh 44110 from 12:30pm-4:00pm. Residents, students, and community stakeholders came together to clean the community. Participants met at Humphrey Park to receive T-shirts, cleaning supplies, and “Kickin’ it with Cops in CLE” button. We split into teams to make sure we clean North and South Collinwood. 5th District Commander Sammy Morris along with Lieut. Montanaro and few other 5th District officers cleaned the South Collinwood neighborhood. We cleaned along E. 152nd Street, E. 140th St, Aspinwall Ave, etc.

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Cleveland Water Celebrates Drinking Water Week with Free Public Tours

Have you ever wonder what it takes to make clean drinking water? How does the water get from Lake Erie to your home? What chemicals are used to process water from start to finish? On May 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., these questions along with many others can be answered by our dedicated Cleveland Water employees, when you join us for our Drinking Water Open House at the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant, 1245 West 45th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.

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Euclid Beach Snack Bar

The Euclid Beach Snack bar AKA LAdy's Kitchen, located within the park is opening May 11th and the hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday 4pm- 8pm. The snack bar offers a variety of traditional foods like hotdogs,hamburgers,fries, polish boys plus the addition of quesadillas, fish and ribs ( on occassion). In addition, we offer free hot dogs to the kids on Wednesdays and seniors on Thursdays, "Cater your Picnic" which is just what it says, pre order your food eliminating the fuss so that you can just relax and enjoy your day, we also plan on having various events such as card parties on Saturday and Sunday with fish fry included, car and motorcycle shows, variuos gospel events and we invite the community to offer suggestions. 

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