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Lost Dog Needs Your Help

Shelby, a tan colored shepherd-mix dog, went missing from the parking lot located at 885 E. 222nd St. on April 12. There have been several unconfirmed sightings between Euclid and North Collinwood, but the dog is still at-large. Shelby is a friendly dog, but very scared. If you see her, please contact 440-497-0702 immediately so she can be reunited with her family. There is a $200 reward being offered for the dog's safe return.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

Cleveland Water's 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available

At Cleveland Water, we know our drinking water is essential to the quality of life of more than 1.4 million people in 80 communities. That’s why we are committed to providing our customers with safe, high-quality, drinking water that is available at the turn of a tap any hour of the day.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

2019 Neighborhood Resources

Dear Residents,


In my last eNews update, I told you about changes to come at our newly rebranded Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers (NRRCs). I am pleased to announce that registration for the City of Cleveland's expanded summer programming at our NRRCs is now open. All of these programs are free.

Earlier this week, Cleveland City Council passed the legislation necessary for this important step forward. The City’s 22 Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers will offer expanded intergenerational programming. Registration for Summer 2019 programs is available by completing a registration form in person at one of the NRRCs or online by clicking here. Some class sizes are limited. Early registration is recommended.

So what do these changes mean for you? My goal is for our NRRCs, in collaboration with my Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth & Young Adults, to provide better intergenerational programming that expands the scope of opportunity available to our residents - especially our youth and young adults. These enhanced programs strategically transition away from traditionally sports-based offerings to programming aimed at giving youth a stronger foundation for success later in life. 

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

The Ghoul

 Born in 1949, Ronald Sweed was the only child of Robert and Irene Sweed, growing up at 1964 Idlehurst Drive. In 1963 he and some friends would attend a showing of "Dr Silkini and his Frankenstein Show" at a local theater. A combination of live act with skits and showing of old monster movies much in the style of local Ernie Anderson's Ghoulardi Show on WJW TV-8 that Ron enjoyed.  In the alley after the show they found a pitched trunk with a gorilla suit in it. He wound up taking the suit and wearing it home. In July of that year he'd heard Anderson would be attending Euclid Beach Park's Coca-Cola Day to do a promotional appearance. Sweed decided to show up in the gorilla suit where after Anderson having seen him got him up on stage and incorporated him as part of his act. Soon afterwards Anderson took him on as an intern helping with bits and other chores with the show. At age 14, misusing his station's credentials, he was able to meet the Beatles at a press conference held at their downtown hotel prior to their concert at Municipal Stadium. The Ghoulardi Show ran from 1961 to 1966 when Anderson left for Los Angeles finding a lucrative career doing voice over work. The slot and format of the show would continue as Houlihan and Big Chuck, who had worked with Anderson on the show with Sweed continuing on as an intern.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

Beach Club Bistro Serves 10th Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed Beach Club Bistro to David Simpson Hospice House for an April Meal to Remember. The program invites Cleveland’s top chefs to participate in providing a meaningful dinner together for patients and their families. All of the food and culinary talent are donated by the restaurant. This marked the 10th dinner owner Greg Jurcisin and the culinary staff at Beach Club Bistro have generously donated, prepared and served since the program’s inception!

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

95 Year-old Local Repairman still on Job and with many Stories to Tell

One of Euclid's best kept secrets is electronics repairman Ernie Hirsh, age 95, who works most days a week in his shop in the 500 block of East 185th Street, as he has since 1958.   Ernie is attuned to all things tv and recalls that he saw on Channel 8 that the next total eclipse of the sun viewable in North America will occur on April 8, 2024, Ernie's 100th birthday.  So special will this day be, and so robust Ernie feels at present that he is confident he will be able to view that eclipse. 

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

Where is the Linda Mae?

For forty years the Linda Mae has been an icon on the shoreline of Wildwood Park with her familiar green and yellow color scheme. Her home port next to the also familiar green and yellow pier at Gate 1 of the Nottingham Water Transfer Station will no longer be. Linda Mae’s new home port will be at Chagrin Marine and with her will be the Popeye and Express boats. The move was necessary as Cleveland Metroparks dissolved their interests in the fishing charter business with Captain Vitas Kijauskas and his fleet. This is only the beginning of Linda Mae’s long and arduous journey east.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 2:55 PM, 03.30.2019

Scoop on Summer Content Due by May 1

ALL LISTINGS ARE FREE!

If you own an Eatery please verify your info on our website and submit changes by email, hello@collinwoodscoop.org. If you have an event or a youth program, submit via the “Submit your event” button on our website www.collinwoodscoop.org . If you are a member of a Block Clubs or a  Community Builders please submit or update your info by email, hello@collinwoodscoop.org .

 Not sure where your content belongs?

Want to volunteer to edit, proofread, or help with distribution?

Touch base with project organizer Erin Randel by phone at (216) 235-5009 or email, hello@collinwoodscoop.org .

There are three levels of sponsorship available for the Scoop. You can be a $100, $250, or a $500 Sponsor and receive Logo acknowledgement on the cover of the 2019 Scoop on Summer print edition and featured placement on the website through 2019. Contributions are tax deductible through our project’s fiscal agent, Greater Collinwood Development Corporation and may be mailed directly to them at 15614 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110, Attn: Scoop on Summer.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 2:55 PM, 03.30.2019

Jim’s Masonry Saves the Chimney!

As luck would have it, Jim contact us to place an ad for masonry work in the Observer. It just so happened that we had been looking for someone to do repair work on our chimney, as the bricks were scaling. We had very little luck in finding anyone to even come out to give us a price for such a small job and if they did come out, they wanted to replace most of the chimney at a huge cost. Jim came out the next day and immediately told us we did not have to replace many rows of bricks as we were told. He said he could replace the damaged bricks. The price he quoted us was very reasonable. He came back the next day and replaced the bricks and mortar in no time flat. I would highly recommend Jim for any work that you may need done.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 2:55 PM, 03.30.2019

Laughs and life in the community.

My neighborhood has gotten a bum rap for years. I am proud to say that I grew up on St. Clair and attended Collinwood High school. The lessons and skills I learned living in that neighborhood has followed me throughout my life. It has strengthened me throughout my travels in the United States and worldwide. From swimming at the Y.M.C.A. or skating at the Shaw roller rink. Today I live in Slavic Village quite a change from 117th and St. Clair. Slavic Village use to get a bum rap as well however has manifested into something quite enchanting. On May 4th some friends and I are going to add to the enchantment in Slavic Village by putting on a comedy show at the Magalen 5203 Fleet Avenue Cleveland, Ohio. The doors will open at 7pm and show time is 8pm sharp. For tickets please Contact Yolanda 1-330-775-9027 or Shawn 216-254-5162. Like my old neighborhood is revitalizing itself with the Eastside Market and other projects in the works let’s bring some of that positive Glenville energy to Slavic Village. Thanking you all in advance....    YuShan Shakir..

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 2:55 PM, 03.30.2019

The Haunting on 12817 Locke Ave.

Welcome to a story about a  the real life haunted house on Cleveland’s east side !! On a long quiet street, where half of the houses are torn down, the street looks like a ghost town! There's a home that sits abandoned and haunted on Locke Ave, 12817 Locke Ave. is the address of the house where the residents of the street say this home is haunted. People have recalled hearing all kind of strange sounds banging, slamming, walking, stomping and moaning. I can vouch for those claims, because I witnessed it myself. All these unexplained sounds. I was there and heard them all. There was a tragic event that happened, a man was murdered in his house by a family member. The murder victim name was Paul Cotton, I had a opportunity to experience these strange but memorable activities. I had to clean and bag up Paul’s belongings, while I was doing this I kept hearing a knock at the door.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 2:55 PM, 03.30.2019

The Standard: Make The Standard your New Standard

One of the perks of our job running NEOFOODIES is we get heads up on any new restaurants or when a restaurant comes under new ownership.  When that happens,  we feel it’s our duty to check them out for our readers. This review comes from 2 different perspectives, 1) As owner & Administrator of NEOFOODIES & 2) As an artist who works on Waterloo. The latter is just as important as the former because Waterloo is lined up & down the street with a thriving arts & culture scene all looking for where to eat.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Are You In Need Of Interior Or Exterior Home Repairs?

Are you in need of interior or exterior home repairs? Greater Collinwood Development Corporation (formerly Collinwood and Nottingham Villages Corporation) with funding through the McGregor Foundation, is assisting senior homeowners with free home improvements that will improve the safety of their homes. These improvements include interior and exterior handrail repair and installation, installing toilet and tub safety bars, exterior lighting, and gutter/downspout repair. For more information or to obtain an application please contact Carly Lovely at clovey@greatercollinwood.org or at 216-383-9772 ext. 209. Completed applications must be submitted by March 22, 2019.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

News Around Our Neighborhood!

The February 12th meeting of the E 185th Neighborhood Association was full of news and information for our community.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Northeast Factory Direct

We started humbly in a 2-car garage. There was literally no overhead except the folding chairs we bought to sit on and the pizza we ordered. We were able to sell a dining set others were selling for $5,000, for $1,800. With growth and the right people, we have been able to expand that idea with two warehouses over 25,000 sq. feet and offer over 4000 products! We still use the same formula when pricing our products, and we can do that due to the volume in which we sell our products. We can also thank all the customers that understand how we do things, the word of mouth and all the repeat customers. Take a look around, we are always running specials and we do not hound you. Just let us know if you have questions or when you find something you like! Stop in today.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Hiring Be a part of the solution

Young Leaders Program is hiring for different positions for our non profit organization.We are looking for individuals who have a passion for their community and really want to make a difference. We are looking for things such as service specialist, treasurers & co treasurers for more info on our positions call us at 216 6225849

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 4:36 PM, 01.30.2019

News You Can Use From North East Shores Development Corporation

  Here's the Update . . .

 Without a doubt, the last few years - and especially this past summer - have been a whirlwind of rumors, conjecture - and questions - about the Northeast Shores Development Corporation, and its future.

 Prior to the resignations of the former Board of Directors of NSDC, which took effect on October 31, three new Board members were elected for terms, which began on November 1, 2018, and the new Board elected one additional member. We are:

  • Caroline Peak- President
  • Elva Brodnick -Secretary
  • Rhonda McLean -Treasurer/ Vice Chair
  • Crystal Williams-Property Expert
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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 4:36 PM, 01.30.2019

Clevelanders Banking on Food Bank to Hear Them

Imagine, for a moment, that you cannot afford to purchase food for yourself or your family.  With food stamps providing enough to get about $15 each month, there is often very little that people can buy with that much money, as it only provides $.50 each day if they are used evenly throughout the month.  For many Cleveland families, this is not imagination.  These hardships are equally met

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Volume 11, Issue 2, Posted 4:36 PM, 01.30.2019

Tech Power to the People: A Citizens' Initiative for 2020

Collinwood,OH- CAMHP Foundation and local university students from schools of economics, political science, psychology, and sociology will work with high school seniors, including Collinwood High School to collaborate on Tech Power To the People: A Citizens’ Initiative. The initiative’s purpose is to bring to the 2020 ballot the use of Blockchain as an app tool for Ohio residents to upload identifying information and other pertinent financial information to apply, attest, and reattest for social services and benefits.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 5:21 PM, 01.08.2019

Cleveland’s Tale of Two Economies

Driving from South Collinwood over to the East 185th area I thought about the dichotomy of economics in Cleveland. The quick shift from burned down apartment buildings to quaint houses and welcoming bars and cafes on East 185th Street is jarring. Cleveland has been listed in several articles across the United States as a member of economically segregated cities. A new publication by Kate Wallis at Center for Community Solutions blamed the color of one’s skin as the primary factor for Cleveland’s segregation problems; however, there are many other contributing factors that cause the socioeconomic segregation.  Cleveland neighborhood residents can each provide a story about why they think Cleveland’s dichotomous economic state of affairs exist. There are deep, emotional stories that speak deeper than race and live among our communities to help understand a person’s individual socio-economic struggles. We lose the opportunity to understand human relationships when we hang our hat on race and call it a day.  

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 5:21 PM, 01.08.2019

Master Mechanical Saves Christmas

The average car has around 30,000 parts, and I only know what like 10 of them actually do. I have many skills but mechanics was never one of them, that’s why I take my car to Rich, my car doctor, saying “she’s not sounding too good, so let’s see Rich for a checkup”, and he never let’s me down. 

 Rich Ziegler has been the owner of Master Mechanical on East 200th St. for as long as I can remember, and has taken care of every car I’ve had from 16yrs old to my now 37yrs old, including getting my old car ready to drive across the country to Seattle.

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Volume 11, Issue 1, Posted 5:21 PM, 01.08.2019

An App that Keeps Your Documents Safe

Birth certificates, drivers licenses, and social security cards are valuable documents we all need to rent a house, to turn on our utilities, to attend school, and so much more. There is a technology called blockchain that can allow all of us to save our documents safely online. This system called blockchain can protect our information from hackers, ensure privacy, while allowing us unlimited use of our information to our best benefit. With blockchain, we all have the ability to provide permission to others, like caseworkers and employers, to view our information for the purpose of receiving and renewing services, seeking employment, and enrolling/re-enrolling in school.  With this secured viewing of our documents, we control access to our documents, while having the capacity to share the same documents for multiple purposes. The ability to share the same documents in multiple directions creates the power to pursue our goals for ourselves, our children, and our community.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 12:06 PM, 11.04.2018

Veterans

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.

In November 1919, President Wilson, proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"

November 11th signifies the ending of hostilities in 1918.  Unfortunately, we have been involved in far too many more wars and conflicts since 1918. Since that first commemoration till today it is a way of honoring ALL VETERANS who “volunteered to boldly defend and valiantly preserve our Nation’s liberties and freedoms.” The American Veteran should always be seen as the model of true heroism, service and sacrifice. Our Veterans are separated by the generations from the time our Country was founded to today and yet these same men and women are a testament to the inherent spirit of patriotism.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 12:06 PM, 11.04.2018

Meet Our New CDC – Greater Collinwood Development Corp

I would like to think that “Greater” signifies not only its enormous area (all of Collinwood, Nottingham Village and Euclid Green) but how much greater Collinwood is going to become with its leadership.

 The handover meeting last Thursday, at the Rec Center, was chaired by Scott Mills, president of the Northeast Shores board, introducing Jamar Doyle, GCDC’s executive director. GCDC has a staff of 13 (including Camille Maxwell, Carly Lovely and Jamie Baker from NSDC), with offices at 15614 Saint Clair and multiple programs at Five Pointe Community Center on E152. NSDC is now represented by New Village Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. (NPI), that develops real estate projects in joint ventures with community-based development corporations and private investors – a relationship designed to market the troubled LaSalle.

Jamar came to Collinwood from St. Clair Superior DevCorp, where he was Associate Director, and has a BA in Urban Studies and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, plus an MA from CSU in Urban Planning, Design and Development. He also has a lot of energy and a talent for listening, both of which he will need. And visions: of Collinwood as a transit corridor carrying suburbanites from the Heights to the lake, from the eastern suburbs to downtown – suppose we turn those corridors into billboards advertising Collinwood’s easily reached attractions; already, an audience member testified, her Beachwood friends are enchanted by the restaurants on E185. And Five Points, which was a serious shopping center, back in the day; it still has assets – all those municipal buildings, and empty buildings instead of empty lots – materials to work with.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 8:10 AM, 10.14.2018

Meet The Cast of "Shrek, The Musical"

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!!!

Evening Performances Oct. 12,13,19,and 20 at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees: Oct. 14 and 21 at 2:00 PM
Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio
Intersections of 222nd Street, Babbitt Road & Lake Shore Blvd.

Tickets in advance: Adult $15.00(Over 60/Under 17- $13.00)
At the door: Adult $17.00( Over 60/Under 17 - $15.00)

Groups of 20 or more Reserved Seating

For tickets call 216-219-3630 or 216-289-8578

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 8:10 AM, 10.14.2018

Great Food! Great Neighbors! Great Lake! Collinwood Community Potluck is a Big Success.

Kudos and THANK YOU to each and every neighbor who made the 2nd annual Collinwood Community Potluck a success in early August! From the delicious homemade dishes to the scrumptious local restaurant fare, we came together to feed over 150 people and are still feeding more neighbors – through the non-perishable food donation drive we set up at Euclid Beach Park.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 12:19 PM, 09.07.2018

Give Box Cleveland is OPEN for giving and taking

Over the past few years, Little Free Libraries popped up in our neighborhood thanks to caring stewards and the understood importance of literacy. Now, there is a new way to give and take – everything from little toys to non-perishable food, from toiletries to notes of positivity, and yes, even books.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 12:19 PM, 09.07.2018

THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION

Voters have many important decisions to make in the November 6th General Election.  There are federal, state, county and judicial candidates on the ballot.  There will also be state and local issues to be decided by voters.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 12:19 PM, 09.07.2018