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Since my last Observer article there has been a great deal of positive neighborhood activity and a significant break in the ongoing investigation into the double homicide at Mr. Cars on East 185th Street.

The Cleveland Police Homicide Unit in partnership with the 5th District Police and the U.S. Marshall, Pete Elliott, and the Fugitive Task Force made a significant arrest based on evidence obtained from the business and tips from CrimeStoppers. The individual arrested, a convicted felon whose name is not worth mentioning, has been charged by the Cuyahoga County Grand Jury on a twenty-five (25) count indictment including charges for aggravated robbery and murder and is now in County Jail under a $5 million bond. Obviously, the investigation is ongoing for we all know that the cars and the entire security system did not leave the property by themselves. Stay tuned for further updates on this case as they become public. My sincere gratitude to the investigators working on this case and others.

Remember, Mike and Trina’s children and families in your prayers as well as the other victims of violent crime in our city, like Stephen Halton Jr., a Surgical Assistant and a wonderful young man and father of two, who was brutally murdered while waiting for a bus on Lakeshore Boulevard to take him to work at Cleveland Clinic where he was to assist in a critical operation that morning. His case is still open and whoever committed this horrendous act is still roaming our city streets.  Hope and pray for an arrest in this case as well.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Q&A with Bob Juran, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Terves Inc.

Terves' S-Comp product used for creation of armor plating for the U.S. Army's humvees

My goal in thiss column is to bring to light all the small manufacturers making a small product for big applications and using big ideas with a huge does of innovation. We all use products every day in our houses, cars and at work. But, do we think about where they come from, who makes them and all of the R&D that goes into them? Manufacturing is an amazing industry that utilizes cutting-edge technology and innovative, creative, critical and analytical thinkers as well as skilled production staff who run the machines and equipment on the floor that take these products from an idea and turn them into tangible, saleable goods.

When was the company founded, by whom and why?

Powdermet was founded just over 20 years ago. We had a 20-year celebration here in August 2016. Powdermet’s focus is on the creation of new, nano-engineered materials-science-based technologies. During those 20 years nearly $50 million has been invested in materials-science research here, and Powdermet has earned dozens of patents, three R&D 100 Awards, commercialized 18 trademarked materials, been named to the Inc.5000 list twice (including last year), been named to the Weatherhead 100 multiple times, and served as the platform for 11 new company launches. Terves is one of those launches. Terves technology is based on Powdermet work done for the Department of Defense, repurposed and modified to meet specific needs in the oil and gas industry. Terves was founded in 2013.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:10 AM, 07.07.2017

Opening this Fall - Euclid Preparatory School

We are excited to announce the opening of our brand new school, Euclid Preparatory School (EPS), located at 23001 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, OH  44117 - between E. 222nd St and Babbit Road.  EPS sits on a large, beautiful, green campus in the heart of Euclid.  We serve scholars in Kindergarten thru 8th Grade, and we are enrolling now!  Our vision is to create a culture of high expectations for behavior and academics through rigorous, research-based curricula and a focus on achieivement.  It is our goal that 100% of our scholars will continue on to a college preparatory high school, and be accepted to a four-year college or university!  We offer:

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Gone Fishing

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Wildwood Marina is her for all your fishing and boat charter needs. We are Cleveland's best head boat fishing charter service. A head boat is a fishing boat that takes recreational fishermen and women out for a fee per person rather than a charter boat where people pay for the entire boat. Private charters are also available for large or small groups. Renting the entire boat for your group outing is a cost effective way to enjoy the day on Lake Erie.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2017 Applicants

Caroline J. Peak

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged community 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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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 9:15 AM, 07.12.2017

Summer Flea Market

Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well is holding their summer Flea Market on Friday, August 4 & Saturday, August 5 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Goods for sale will include clothing, jewelry, shoes, and household items. Come on out and see us at 16600 Lakeshore Blvd. Please call 216-373-1915 with any questions!

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Spotlight on Clevelanders Making a Difference

I am a single mother of 3 wonderful son's. I was born and raised in Cleveland in the Lakeshore area all my life. It's a beautiful blessing that I get to raise my son's in the same community I grew up in. Alot has changed over the years but my neighborhood is on a big come back. I graduated high school from Health Careers then I became a mom and raising my children. I am a college graduate of Bryant & Stratton College with my Associates Degree in Human Resources. I recently started the Green Rose Foundation My vision for my foundation is "Keeping Families Together One Petal At A Time" I am also a new published author of my two latest books Cleveland L.A.N.E and Poetry From A Rose. I am currently working on two new books and a screenplay.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

New Praise Ministries has Joined the Collinwood Beachland Area!

Senior Pastor and Founder, Roscoe J. Heath

We have joined the Collinwood Beachland area as of February 2017! New Praise Ministries began in the living room of Senior Pastor and Founder, Roscoe J. Heath and Lady Tina M. Heath in January, 2004. We started with about 20 members and immediately set about to pursue the commission of Jesus Christ according to Matthew 28:16 and the vision the Lord had given to Pastor Heath. Each member had the opportunity to submit possible names for the ministry.  New Praise Ministries was the result of combined suggestions from Pastor Heath and Mother Lorraine Smith. In July of 2004, Pastor Heath suggested a radio broadcast on AM 1490 - WJMO.  Sis Irina Thomas, building on our desire to promote love, family, and truth suggested the theme, “Transformed by Truth”, resulting in “Come and have your life transformed by truth”. New Praise Ministries’ membership dwindled to an average of 3-4 people in attendance. Pastor Heath was disheartened.  Lady Heath encouraged the ministry to continue to move forward. New Praise Ministries’ first new member was Sis Amanda Blade. After moving to the Euclid Shore Cultural Centre 2291 East 222nd Street in Euclid,   Ohio, the Lord began to send new souls seeking truth, love and family.  Wednesday night Interactive Bible Study (7pm) averaged 40-45 attendees; Friday Night’s Praise service (7pm) about 35-40 attendees; and Sunday morning worship service (11am) nearly 80-100 attendees.     

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Gardenwalk Cleveland

A free, self-guided tour of private gardens, community gardens, and home orchards in several neighborhoods of Cleveland, Ohio.

GardenWalk 2017 will be held on July 8th & 9th. The Headquarters for the North Collinwood GardenWalk will be located at the Pocket Park next to Northeast Shores Development Corporation, located at 317 East 156th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Volunteer at Lakeshore Intergenerational School!

At Lakeshore Intergenerational School, we strive to provide our students with unique opportunities to grow their learning. While our teachers provide a dynamic and interactive learning experience inside the classroom, local volunteers have given our students a chance to extend their learning beyond this familiar setting.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Bike News

Wow, May and June have been busy months. Thank you Bill Cervenik and Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School for allowing us to host our first Bike to Work Day energizer station in front of the school, May 19. May wrapped up with Euclid Memorial Day Parade, where we were again joined by the Ohio Wheelmen riding their penny-farthings while the rest of us road the more modern safety bike (introduced in the 1880’s). We kicked off June participating in two terrific community events, The E.200th Street Stroll and Walk&Roll E.185. Many new friends and connections were made. Over 100 regional bike maps and Bike Safety Books were distributed. June 19 Bike Euclid had the honor of receiving a Resolution of Recognition during the Euclid City Council meeting. Thank you Bike Cleveland and thank you everyone for your enthusiasm and support of Bike Euclid! June concludes with our annual Bike to the Beach Party and Campout.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Collinwood Bicyclist of the Month

Leo and Debra Martin, Collinwood residents.

We have chosen the lovely couple Leo and Debra Martin, new residents of Collinwood, as July Bicyclists of the Month. We met them as they pedaled around the neighborhood June 3, enjoying the East 200th Street Stroll.

Where do you enjoy riding? Is it for transportation, recreation, or both? Describe the experience.

We enjoy riding the Lakeshore bike path, the streets up and down between 156th on the Lake Front, in Wildwood Park paths, and up into Euclid to 214th into the Edgecliff area shady streets.

We ride for enjoyment and exercise.

We have adult children who also ride for fun and fitness.

Do you ride year round? How do you dress for the cold?

Our youngest daughter lives in Minnesota and uses biking, walking and public buses as primary transportation.

In the winter she even dresses for the weather and bikes using a type of snow tire! In the twin cities there are converted light-rail track systems like our rapid transit lines that have been converted to move bike riders more easily from point A to point B. There are safety patrols as well.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Bikes, Family, Fun: Ward 10 Bike-A-Thon

Ensure your spot today for the Ward 10 Bike- A-Thon! Slots are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss out on the largest biking event on the east side of Cleveland!  The Bike-A-Thon is FREE EVENT, presented by Cleveland City Councilmen Jeff Johnson, Mike Polensek, and Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston. Organized by, Terrence Upchurch Ward 10 Intern, St Clair Superior Development Corporation, and Cleveland Police Fifth District Office. The Bike-A-Thon will feature a chance to win bikes, Indians tickets, and other prizes. This event will guarantee safe family fun as well as a chance for residents to get to know the police officers that serve them. 

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

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Miley the tri-pawed Border Collie was out for a walk with Janelle and Sam and insisted on posing with the new script Cleveland.

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Artist Spotlight- David Todd

You could now argue that North Collinwood is quickly becoming the epicenter of original, Cleveland playwriting and production - that's thanks to the work of Playwrights Local.

Under the leadership of artistic director David Todd, Playwrights Local launched in 2015 as a collaborative team of local dramatists seeking to produce and elevate the work of Cleveland writers. When Todd and co-founder Tom Hayes began discussing which neighborhood would be a fit for their incubator for dramatists, North Collinwood came to mind in short order.

Todd knew North Collinwood was a neighborhood that provided resources for studio artists, musicians, and creatives in a multitude of media, but he wasn't sure about performing and literary arts. He met with Cindy Barber, co-owner of the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern to get a lay of the land and was quickly connected to Amy Callahan at Waterloo Arts. The way forward made perfect sense from there.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Owing Your Own Home, The American Dream

Are you ready to own your next home? Then look no further than 1114 Villaview!  This newly renovated 1,529 sq. ft. red brick bungalow is walking distance from Cleveland's best eateries, a world class music venue, and locally owned shops located in the East 185th Retail & Business District and the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District. It's less than a mile from Euclid Beach Metropark and close proximity to the freeway with Downtown only 10 minutes away. 

Designing this rehab we took into consideration key features that you will cherish throughout the entire home. You will enjoy interior, exterior amenities and the savings that you will have with this energy efficient home.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Rock Solid Program

North Collinwood's highly successful Rock Solid program is back this season with even more performances from local bands and community roundtable discussions.

A collaboration between Cleveland Rocks: Past Present and Future, Northeast Shores Development Corporation, and Cuyahoga Community College, the Rock Solid program launched in 2015 as a program to incubate Cleveland bands, create peer-to-peer learning opportunities, and connect musical artists with up and coming talent from Tri-C's Recording Arts & Technology program. Artists ranging from Maura Rogers and the Bellows to Marcus Alan Ward participated in the inaugural programming.

This summer, Rock Solid will once again feature hyper local bands performing at neighborhood events around North Collinwood. Rock Solid bands will perform at the Waterloo Arts Fest on June 24, then again on July 22, August 26 and September 16. For participating artists and more information on venues, visit the Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present and Future website or Facebook page.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Artist Live/Work Space Available!!!!

Have you found your art supplies are taking over the apartment? If so, you need a state of the art live/work space! Join a community of artists at this renovated residence. Invite friends over for dinner before walking down to the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District without the worries of cleaning up after spending time creating your craft. This space gets even better! Artist tenants will receive the opportunity to rent, earn equity and display their work all in the same building, thanks to the local non-profit company Northeast Shores Development Corporation, in a partnership with Cincinnati-based, Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Made in Collinwood- Makers' Market

In Collinwood, the neighborhood's 140-year legacy of making is alive and thriving. 

Made in Collinwood unites, amplifies and centralizes the makers and artisan businesses of the greater Collinwood community in Cleveland, Ohio. The program is the newest offering of Northeast Shores Development Corporation, the 501(c)(3) non-profit working to make North Collinwood a better place for everyone to live, work and visit.

As a part of Made in Collinwood, Makers' Markets are a marketing and pop-up vending opportunity for artisan businesses - both from Collinwood and the greater Cleveland community. Our inaugural Markets last summer featured vendors of all sorts, from chic jewelry, nerdy t-shirts, and colorful watches, to organic soaps, custom gifts, and handmade ceramics. You'll find a little of everything at the Makers' Markets. Browse amongst long-time neighborhood businesses and Cleveland's next generation of creators.

Makers' Markets are on select Thursdays from 5:30-8:30p.m. throughout the summer. The upcoming dates include: June 8th, June 22nd July 6th, July 20th August 3rd, August 17th, and August 24th. In an effort to promote greater attendance to the Markets and provide an improved marketing opportunity for our participating Makers, our NEW location is at the East Shore Park Club - 17217 Dorchester Drive Cleveland, 44119. 

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Made in Collinwood: Presenting free summer trainings to kick start your business

This summer kick start your new business venture with free small business trainings right here in North Collinwood!

Following our successful first round of the Neighborhood GROWS series in April (our small business partnership with the Hispanic Business Center), we're ready to keep the momentum going all through the summer.

Beginning on July 24, Northeast Shores will once again offer a four-week training series for new and existing businesses to launch, strengthen, and expand their operations. Get the tools you need to build your business plan, tighten up your finances, develop a marketing strategy, and much more.

All sessions are held at Northeast Shores' offices (317 E. 156th Street) and are free to attend, but registration is required. Please contact the Hispanic Business Center to sign up at 216-281-4422.

Made in Collinwood unites, amplifes and centralizes the makers and artisan businesses of the greater Collinwoodcommunity in Cleveland, Ohio. The program is the newest offering of Northeast Shores Development Corporation, the501(c)(3) non-proft working to make North Collinwood a better place for everyone to live, work and visit.

For more information, visit www.madeincollinwood.com or www.northeastshores.org.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Scoop on Summer

Have you gotten your copy of this year's Scoop on Summer?!

With summer in Collinwood comes the amazing, full-color print Scoop on Summer, in print and updated all Summer long at http://collinwoodscoop.org/. You can pick up your copy at local business, libraries, and other places in & around Collinwood thanks to the support of so many sponsors, and the contributors who send in event listings. Want to know about events happening ALL YEAR ROUND? Then the Scoop on Collinwood: a shareable, save-able calendar format that you, too, can submit events to all year long is the perfect place to go!

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

New Art and New Eats on E.185th Street

Pictured is a conceptual render presented to the City of Euclid's Architectural Review Board in June 2017. Artist Bob Peck painted the mural on Sammich's building in early July.

If you have not been on E.185th Street in a while, you are missing out! New businesses are opening and adding increased vibrancy to the street. One such business is Jack Flaps Sammich. Owner Randy Carter opened the doors to this sandwich shop and deli - where he sells house made meats– in spring 2017.

Around this same time, Cleveland artist Bob Peck was looking for wall space for his next set of murals. The location had to be right - high visibility from the street, lots of car and pedestrian traffic and a community willing to embrace his abstract, colorful art. Bob’s work can also be seen in the nearby Waterloo Arts District.

The City of Euclid’s Department of Planning and Development saw the potential in a long, blank exterior wall at Sammich and introduced Bob to Randy. It was a match! In June, the City’s Architectural Review Board approved the design for the new mural and during the July 4th holiday weekend it was painted over the course of two days. Many people stopped by to watch the fascinating process of installing a painted mural.

The mural can be considered a success in many ways, including the fact that public art along E.185th Street emerged as highly desirable from the preliminary implementation recommendations presented in the City of Euclid’s Master Plan, which wraps up this summer with a Public Meeting on Wednesday, July 12th from 6:30-8pm. Public art was also favored in the TLCI planning for the same corridor.

Check out the new mural the next time you are hungry: a parking lot for Sammich is conveniently located in front of the mural off of Abby Avenue.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Silhouette Productions and The Shore Cultural Centre Auditions for "Annie Get Your Gun"

Annie Get Your Gun scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone's revisions 'are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.' Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly, and a boy who is (to Dolly's horror) part Native American. 'The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster,' reported Time Magazine, 'without losing all the fun.' Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. 'Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater,' wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 'will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater's enduring triumphs.'

Produced by Charlotte Mirabile
Directed by Douglas F. Bailey II
Musical Direction by Elias Manos
Choreography by Jen Justice

WHEN: July 19th and 20th from 7-9:30 PM NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY

PRODUCTION DATES: October 13th- 22nd

WHERE: Shore Cultural Center Room 241

WHAT TO PREPARE: One 32 bar song in the style of Irving Berlin, and a joke or short comedic monologue. Please bring your own sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

WHO: All roles are open. There will be no AEA contracts available for this performance

CAST OF CHARACTERS:

Annie Oakley- a sharpshooter in the Wild West show 
Vocal Range: G3-F5

Frank Butler- the Wild West show's star 
Vocal Range: A2-F4

Tommy Keeler- knife-thrower in the Wild West show; Winnie's boyfriend; part Native American.
Vocal Range: Bb2- F4

Winnie Tate- Dolly's sister; Tommy's girlfriend and his assistant in the knife-throwing act.
Vocal Range: Bb3-F5

Dolly Tate- Frank's flamboyant assistant; Winnie's sister
Vocal Range: B3-B5

Buffalo Bill Cody- owner of the Wild West show
Vocal Range: B2- F4

Annie's sisters and brother- Jessie, Nellie, and Little Jake

Chief Sitting Bull- Sioux chief and holy man; Annie's protector

Charlie Davenport- manager of the Wild West show

Pawee Bill- owner of a competing western show

Ensemble- A collection of Circus Performers and families

Questions? Email the director at douglasfbaileyii@gmail.com

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 11:04 AM, 07.07.2017

Picnic Time 2017

New best friends Abigail and Gianni agree that the St. Jerome Parish Picnic is way fun!

Picnic goers basked in some of the best weather we have had in several years.  The day was lovely, the company was enjoyable, and the food was wonderful.   Everyone brought their favorite side dishes and desserts to share, and the faithful fellows from St. Jerome Holy Name Society cooked up the burgers, hot dogs and roasted corn.  There were games for the kids, a Chinses Auction and of course the annual raffle for the adults.  A grand time was had by all.  

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A Life of Service

Councilman Michael Polensek presented Fr. Walsh with an official proclamation congratulating him on his Anniversary and thanking him for the many years of service to St. Jerome and Collinwood. 

Father Francis Walsh was ordained to the priesthood on May 18, 1957.  He served in a number of parishes, including St. Paul Shrine, St. William, Immaculate Conception, St. Charles, and St. John Bosco before coming to St. Jerome in 1976 as an administrator.  He became pastor that same year when Fr. Koehl died suddenly.  He served as pastor at St. Jerome for 16 years.  He then became pastor at St. Luke, which allowed him to be closer to his mother.  He retired in 2013. 

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