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Happy Summer and Happy 4th of July!!

As I wrote in the last Observer about our crazy weather, what more can I say? It should be clear to all of us that our weather patterns are changing and with that comes a whole host of concerns and issues. The lake level has never been higher and it is affecting piers and abutments at our parks. In addition, the entire lakefront, including our community, is experiencing severe shoreline erosion. Some communities along the lakefront have completely lost their beaches. We are fortunate so far at Euclid Beach and Villa Angela, but all of us can see that we have lost at least 25 feet of open beach at the two parks this year alone. At this point there are no quick fixes and this high water will be with us for some time.

Speaking of the parks, our Friday Night, Euclid Beach Live Concerts, which run from 6:00 – 8:30 PM, are shaping up to be another great success. The weather has been perfect and we have had record crowds. The only problem we have experienced is with the availability of parking. Therefore, I want to point out that there is additional parking behind the Collinwood Recreation Center in the Humphreys Sports Complex; you can enter off of Grovewood Avenue at East 164th Street.  There are approximately 200 additional spots there with a walkway leading up to the recreation center.  Parking is also available at Wildwood Park. Please be aware that CMHA has announced that anyone parking at the Beachcrest Apartments located at 16700/16800 Lakeshore Boulevard will be ticketed and/or towed. The same holds true at the Euclid Beach highrises at East 159 Street and Lakeshore Boulevard. I guess having parking issues is a good problem to have.  It is so nice to see so many of our residents coming to enjoy these concerts which run through August 2nd. Don’t forget that the restaurant at Wildwood is now open along with the concession stand at Euclid Beach.  Thanks, once again, to our partners at MetroParks for helping to put our lakefront back on the map.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.07.2019

Record high lake level draws large crowd to Euclid’s Lakefront Erosion Information Meeting

The turnout for Euclid’s Erosion Information Meeting in Council Chambers exceeded our expectations. A recording of the meeting and the presentations are available to view online.

Thank you to the many Euclid residents and lakefront property owners from surrounding communities who joined City Officials on June 12th for an informational meeting on Lakefront Erosion.

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Ohio First Lady Fran Dewine Visits Cleveland Public Library Collinwood Branch

On Thursday, June 27th, Ohio’s First Lady, Fran DeWine visited the Collinwood Branch of Cleveland Public Library (CPL) as part of a visit to Cleveland to tour the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the library.  Mrs. DeWine shared lunch with neighborhood children as part of the free summer feeding lunch program sponsored in partnership the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.  An advocate for healthy eating, Mrs. DeWine wanted to know what foods the kids liked and the ones they did not prefer.   In addition, she passed out bags of fresh fruits for the children to take home  The First Lady of Ohio took pictures with the children and mingled with guest including CPL Executive Director & CEO, Felton Thomas. Jr.; CPL Board of Trustees members Maritza Rodriguez, Thomas D. Corrigan, and John M. Hairston, Jr.; Councilman Michael Polensek; Jessica Morgan, VP of Agency Programs and Services  and Diana Davet, Director of Programs of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. Collinwood Branch Manager Caroline J Peak, gave a brief tour of the branch to talk about services provided to the community with a concentration on the literacy initiatives featuring “Making a Literacy Connection” via the branch Literacy Corner and Literacy Monday activities.

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Collinwood Connects: Neighborhood Family Feud Team Applications

Collinwood Connects: Neighborhood Family Feud Team Applications

Do you have a project that would make a positive impact in your neighborhood? Apply to participate in Collinwood Connects Neighborhood Family Feud Game for an opportunity to win a grant to help make your vision a reality!

Collinwood Connects is now accepting team applications for its Neighborhood Family Feud game nights. Teams of five will compete on 4 exciting nights this fall beginning September 2019 for a chance to win a micro-grant for a project that makes a positive impact on the community. 

Participants must live and projects must take place in Greater Collinwood (Collinwood, Nottingham Village, Euclid Green and Glenville-East). Applications are due Friday, August 16th at 12pm.

Collinwood Connects is possible thanks to funding from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress through their Neighborhood Solutions Award.

Requests for applications can be sent to: Carly Lovely at clovely@greatercollinwood.org (subject line: Collinwood Connects Application Request).

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Free Dumpster Access

Want to coordinate a neighborhood cleanup or clean out your home or garage? Greater Collinwood Development Corporation has coordinated 3- Days of FREE DUMPSTER ACCESS for residents to discard trash from their yards, garages, and street. The dumpster will be available from July 12th through July 14th and located on the corner of Canterbury and E. 185th Street. On Saturday, July 13th from 9am- 12pm GCDC will be on site to provide gloves, trash bags, pickers, and brooms to help you with your cleaning needs.

For more information please contact Carly Lovely at 216-383-9772 ext. 209

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Collinwood Connects Community Survey.

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation has partnered with ICONS to help gather your input! The survey has two parts. The first part of the survey will help us come up with fun questions for our Collinwood Connects Neighborhood Family Feud Game taking place this fall. The second part will help make sure that we understand the neighborhood to the best of our ability and focus our efforts on the issue areas that people care the most about. At the end of the survey, don’t forget to include your name and contact information to be entered in our raffle for an opportunity to win a prize! Prizes will include Indians tickets, gift cards, and cash.

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Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2019 Applicants

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 is a free, 16 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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Nan's Notes

Walk All Over  Waterloo     July 5

Waterloo Makes Music: Tower Music Series   7 - 9

Thanks to Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present and Future, Tower Music during WAOW will feature Erin Neal and The Chill Factors and The Crazy Marvin Blues Band.

Erin Neal and The Chill Factors are an eclectic Cleveland based band formed in 2015. Erin Nicole Neal & The Chill Factors, delve into Blues, Rock, Pop, Soul, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Gospel and Reggae. The band plays all over Northeast Ohio for private and public events. Covers include artists like Aretha Franklin, BB King, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, The Temptations, Bill Withers, Bad Company, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and more!

Crazy Marvin is a living Cleveland Blues Legend. “Crazy Marvin” Braxton, born May 30, 1943 in Cleveland Ohio had music put in his soul, as do so many of the greats, by his mother and father who played the piano in church. He got started by blowing on a tuba, but quickly discovered a harmonica, won a talent contest at the famed Leo’s Casino in Cleveland, found himself on stage being introduced by Ray Charles at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, … and has been making folks smile and dance ever since.

Waterloo Arts Juried Exhibition 2019 at Waterloo Arts, Praxis and BRICK

  The show juried by artist Anthony Mastromatteo occupies three galleries on the street: Praxis, Waterloo Arts and BRICK, and runs until July 19. Local and national artists contributed a large body of generally high-quality work in several mediums, including ceramic and fiber.

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AUDITIONS: Silhouette Productions and Shore Cultural Centre for "Anything Goes"

Open auditions for Anything Goes, Beaumount 1987 Version, at Silhouette Productions!   Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES! For full synopsis and character list visithttps://tamswitmark.com/shows/anything-goes-beaumont-1987/ Produced by Charlotte Mirabile Directed by Laura Hart Musically Directed by Alex Ulle Choreography by Jen Justice When:  Sunday July 21 from 12-3pm and Monday July 22 from 7-9:30pm No appointment necessary.  Please be signed in by 8:30pm. Callbacks by invitation only: Tuesday July 23 from 7-9:30pm and Wednesday July 24 from 7-9:30pm.  Be prepared to move and sing. Where: Shore Cultural Centre 291 E. 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 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.  Please bring a headshot or be prepared to take a photo at auditions. Production dates: October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Read through Sunday August 18 from 12-3pm Rehearsals will begin Monday August 26th, and run Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:30 PM.  Dance rehearsals Sundays from 12-3pm There are no AEA contracts for this production. ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE.

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Connect with Cleveland’s Future

The True2U Mentoring Program serves all 8th graders in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District once a month on a Thursday morning. Volunteer mentors work in small groups to guide students in accepting and celebrating who they are so that they can be true to themselves now and in the future. True2U is currently looking for mentors who are passionate about developing Cleveland’s future leaders. As a mentor you can give back to Cleveland Metropolitan School District through in-school mentoring, you can connect with other passionate volunteers, and can build upon your interpersonal and professional skills. True2U is looking for community members to mentor in the following Collinwood schools - East Clark, Euclid Park, Hannah Gibbons, Iowa-Maple, Kenneth W. Clement Boys' Leadership Academy, Memorial, and Oliver H. Perry. If you or someone you know want to learn more and complete an application, visit true2umentor.org. If you still have questions call Molly, Khalid, Lindsay, or Tiara at (21) 812-8700 or send an email to true2u@neighborhoodleadership.org.   

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St Jeromes

2014 Clambake, Left to Right
Fr. Anthony Cassese, Fr. Fracis Walsh, Fr. Thomas Haren

Collinwood's St Jeromes Church, named for scholar Jerome (347-420), marks their centennial this month. Jerome, whose knowledge of Greek and Hebrew, translated the bible into Latin producing the Vulgate, which stood as the Catholic Church's standard version till 1979. He was also know for his teachings on Christian moral life. 

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Get your Gala Tickets today!

Don't miss out, make your reservation today!

Saint Jerome is 100 years young!!  Come celebrate with us Sunday, July 21!  Our Gala Mass will be at 10am presided by the Most Reverend Nelson J. Perez, Bishop of Cleveland, all are welcome to join us for this special Mass. 

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Polka Mass with Kathy Hlad, Plus Don Wojtila at SNPJ Farm, Sunday, July 28

North Collinwood's Kathy Hlad leads the Polka Mass at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, Sunday, July 28. Don Wojtila and his orchestra follow with four hours of polka music for dancing.

Enjoy polka music at its finest as the Don Wojtila Orchestra and Kathy Hlad take the stage at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, for a Polka Mass and dance, Sunday, July 28, 2019. Both Kathy and Don are Polka Hall of Fame legends who delight dancers and fans with their Cleveland-Style entertainment.

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Cleveland Plogs Lakeshore Boulevard!

Ploggers and doggos strike a pose after plogging East 152nd in May!

Join Cleveland Plogs every last Wednesday of the month through October for a neighborhood plogging cleanup!

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A Spiritual Journey to the Real You

Have you heard the call to freedom?   What does it sound like?  How does it feel?  Are you able to tap into the wisdom of your heart and soul to know your true life path.

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Artists / Performers / Vendors of all Types: Register NOW to get involved in downtown Euclid’s Art Walk

Do you have a creative itch? A talent to share with the community? Whether it’s oil painting, playing the guitar or drawing caricature, we are looking for you! Apply for a free spot in the Euclid Art Walk before July 15th for the event in September: https://forms.gle/qMr52CgYdUa9uxH37

Save the date for Friday, September 13th from 5-8pm when the annual Art Walk returns to a newly renovated Triangle Park. Interactive programming, a beer garden, local food, live music and of course ART will once again fill downtown as the district comes alive.

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Friends of Euclid Creek Present an Environmental Double- Header: Art Show and Speaker Series

Painted rain barrels together with art from local artists will be on display at the Art in Nature show at the Beachwood Community Center from July 31 to August 22.  

Cleveland, Ohio, June 2019 – Fifty years ago, on June 22, 1969 Cleveland captured the nation’s attention when the Cuyahoga River caught fire. The river was dead, killed by carelessness and industrial waste. Although the Cuyahoga had caught fire a dozen times before, this was to be the last time the river burned.  National outrage over a burning river turned into national determination to clean up the environment across the United States.  This event in combination with a massive oil spill in California led to the establishment of the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, the Clear Water Act, and the Clean Air Act.  These actions formed the foundation of the environmental protection movement which led to the cleaning of the Cuyahoga.  Citizens and government agencies working together have brought the river back to life so that 50 years later, the Cuyahoga River is once again safe to admire and enjoy.

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Global Cleveland: Inclusivity and The Future of America

There is a burgeoning recognition that is emerging again throughout the nation. A force that once heralded the coming of the Industrial Age – fires that would forge and define an era from sea to sea, continuing through to the height of its power on the world stage, cementing what would carve out history and become our legacy as a global leader.

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