Community

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

Major Changes Underway At Collilnwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation

On July 1st a bold step was taken toward realizing the vision of a united Collinwood community development corporation (CDC).  The board of the Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation voted in June to expand their service area to incorporate the entire North Shore Collinwood area and the Euclid Green neighborhood.

Former staff members of Northeast Shores have joined the dedicated staff of Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation and will continue their work with residents and businesses in North Shore Collinwood and throughout our community.  Ms. Camille Maxwell will serve as Senior Director, focusing on Real Estate Development and Business Engagement.  Ms. Carly Lovely will continue her work as Project Coordinator, maintaining her outreach efforts with various community groups.  Lastly, Ms. Jamie Baker, who joins the team with extensive grant writing experience, will lead grant writing efforts and funding diversification.  In total there will be thirteen staff members to service the needs of the greater community.

By expanding the service area, our unified boundaries will now extend from the lakefront, south to the Cleveland/ Euclid/South Euclid border, and extend east from E. 131st Street to Cleveland/Euclid border at East 200th Street.  We will now serve over 35,000 residents who live in this area, which also includes seven commercial districts and four industrial corridors. 

Our new efforts will provide all of the services CDCs are expected to provide to residents and local businesses alike: support to block clubs, civic organizations and neighborhood groups; business attraction, retention and engagement; neighborhood planning and development services; housing redevelopment; arts-based redevelopment initiatives, creative placemaking efforts, and neighborhood planning.  

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 9:13 AM, 08.04.2018

School Supply Give Away

Without generous donations and a grant match from Cleveland Climate Action Fund the Art of Nature summer program at Collinwood Friends Garden would not have been possible! THANK YOU!

With the funds, we were able to employ high school students from Cleveland School of the Arts to plant and maintain a portion of the Collinwood Friends Garden. They participated in the Garden Walk Cleveland event and in October they will participate in the Freshtober cooking contest at Tri-C. They are well prepared this year since they were able to take cooking classes from Chef Kayla Wiley. A digital copy of the recipes they learned will be available at www.facebook.com/collinwoodfriendsgarden. 

Students also participated in painting classes. This was a launch for a special project from the kitchens of CMSD- CSA students will donate paintings promoting healhy eating to elementary school cafeterias across the district. 

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 9:13 AM, 08.04.2018

What is a Technology Workshop?

Thanks for the great response to our advertisement in the July issue about our free Technology Workshop to learn to fix computers. It seems that many of you are having a fun summer and just can’t get to the Collinwood Recreation Center from 3-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, but your questions and interest are great.  We thought this month we would answer your questions.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 9:13 AM, 08.04.2018

Volunteers Needed to Provide Comfort and Care to Hospice Patients

Would you like to volunteer close to home where you can make a meaningful difference to families in the community? Hospice of the Western Reserve, a nonprofit organization that helps families through one of life’s most difficult times, is seeking caring people who want to give back to others by becoming a hands-on care volunteer. New volunteers are needed to join the hospice team to provide compassionate support and comfort to patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House, the inpatient care unit on E. 185th Street in Collinwood.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 9:13 AM, 08.04.2018

Combining Blockchain with Ancient Incan Technology Local Latina Grandmother Fights Child Homelessness

The CAMHP Foundation and EPCT (Economic and Applied Psychoanalytic Chain Technologies) are currently setting up a partnership with Cuyahoga County to operate a one-year pilot project to test the use of blockchain technology and its ability to increase the quality of life while stimulating the local economy. It is this joint task force’s belief that EPCT’s eKhipu platform will provide consumers access to self-manage and navigate their personal data in a financially beneficial manner.

EPCT’s eKhipu platform is a consumer-driven and controlled personal technological depository and database. It is designed and tested by those with firsthand experience utilizing benefits to aid in the development and recovery of a consumer’s relative economic stability. The eKhipu platform’s value is in the support of a consumer’s collaborative work with his/her/their socio-economic environment. Such collaboration has the capacity to financially engage in a more beneficial manner with this socio-economic environment regardless of income or status.
The purpose of this pilot program is to help those currently at-risk or in crisis as well as to test the use of the technology to escalate or maintain public benefits participants’ economic rigor. “Economic rigor” is a concept defined by the Foundation’s matriarch Danielle Dronet as “the personal courage and endurance to effectively evaluate, develop, and manage personal finances over time”. Along with this, the program aims to decrease the following: homelessness (esp. among youth and families), workload for county employees, complaints against county employees, and redundancy in county work duties. Concurrently it also endeavors to increase: healthy positive relationships between county employees, public benefits recipients, and their government; attraction to the area as a potential residency/business location; and county revenue -along with many other exciting prospects.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 9:13 AM, 08.04.2018

Learn to Fix Computers for FREE!

Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3-5pm through August 24th the Collinwood Recreation Center is hosting a free hands on experience where high school students can learn to rebuild computers. Industry needs computer technicians who understand how to maintain systems and the non-profit organization, Classrooms to Corporations, is conducting the FREE technology workshop for up to 12 high school students. While the initial goal is to teach students how to refurbish computers, the long-term goal is to see which students have the aptitude, desire, and discipline to enter a more formalized FREE licensing process which can lead to internships and future employment. Come check us out and bring a friend. Wanna rule the world? Learning about computers is a good start! For more information call Gary Minadeo, 440-840-6164.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 3:11 PM, 07.05.2018

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2018 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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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 3:11 PM, 07.05.2018

Cleveland Water's 2017 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 10, Issue 7, Posted 3:11 PM, 07.05.2018

Forest City Volunteers Dedicate Time to Helping Hospice of the Western Reserve

For several years, employees from Forest City have generously donated many hours of their time and talent to complete a variety of volunteer projects at Hospice of the Western Reserve. The volunteer projects are part of the organization’s annual Community Day and provide a way to give back to the local community. 

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 11:14 AM, 06.07.2018

‘Give Box CLE’ hosts Community GIVE Day at Waterloo Arts

In 2016 an Arkansas woman saw a need in her community and recognized her own power to help address it. This woman began the Little Free Pantry project, which has spread to Akron and Berea, and thanks to an awesome collaboration, now Cleveland through ‘Give Box CLE’.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 11:14 AM, 06.07.2018

Moving On

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (CNCM) is relocating the site of our ministries from 15706 St. Clair Ave. to the Five Pointe Community Center on E. 152nd St on the 1st of August, 2018.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 11:14 AM, 06.07.2018

#Collinwoodreads-Something is New In Collinwood

A group of community members are working together to support a literacy initiative—Little Free Library Neighborhood(LFL)-- that began in Slavic Village with support for WKYC’s, Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives. Because of its success, it is now expanding to three additional neighborhoods, Hough, Central and Collinwood. The focus is to show the importance of reading at community events, the library and neighborhood schools and other institutions in the neighborhood.  In addition, the community focuses on being a Little Free Library Neighborhood, where Little Free Library (places where people can pick up free books to read).  The Collinwood Neighborhood currently has several Little Free Libraries in the community but can always use more.  This initiative hopes to increase the number, provide upkeep and re-stocking existing ones and create programming to support literacy by providing books for children, families and people. 

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 11:14 AM, 06.07.2018

Keep Calm and Sell Your Home

The Spring selling season is upon us and homes are selling quickly! If youre thinking of selling now is the perfect time.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 11:14 AM, 06.07.2018

Farewell to Fanny's

If you haven’t been down East 152nd Street lately, you might not know that they’ve torn down Fanny’s Restaurant. Shuttered for the last 11 years, it closed due to a huge back tax debt. It was this debt and the lien on the property that also complicated any purchase from potential buyers.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 11:14 AM, 06.07.2018

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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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018

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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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018

Collinwood Residents Invited to Celebrate Life at 2018 Walk to Remember

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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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018

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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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018

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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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018

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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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 4:56 PM, 05.10.2018

Danielle Shepard

Shepherd received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Akron in 2009, her master's degree in law from Champlain College in 2012, and her Ph.D. in leadership/business psychology from the Chicago Professional School of Psychology in 2016. Shepherd has a certification in cross-cultural management. Shepherd's professional experience includes owning two small businesses: Nicroix Consulting and Property Management and Gecon Supply Company LLC. She has also worked as the vice president of G.E. Construction Company. She was a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association and a committee member of the Advisory Board of the African American Community Chamber of Commerce.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Kyle B. Earley

Meet the Candidate: House District 10 State Representative

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Aanand Mehta

            My name is Aanand Mehta and I am running to represent District 10.  I was born in this District.  I live in this District.  I work in this District.  I am confident that I am the most qualified candidate for this position because of my professional experience, my personal background and my community service. 

            My experience of 5+ years as a transactional attorney at Jones Day has prepared me to be an effective legislator.  The position that I am running for is a lawmaking position and I am the only practicing lawyer in this race.  I have been trained to understand the law and to interpret the law.  Every day, I draft complex legal documents, which is an essential role of a legislator.  Understanding the intricacies of the law will strengthen any legislation I hope to pass.  Furthermore, urban interests are at a severe disadvantage in Columbus; District 10 must have a skilled negotiator to fight on its behalf.  I negotiate on behalf of my clients against some of the largest financial institutions on a daily basis and I fully intend to employ those skills to get the most effective laws and increased funding for our region.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Terrence Upchurch

My name is Terrence Upchurch and I am a candidate for Ohio House District 10. I am a lifelong Democrat, who was born and raised in the greater Collinwood and Glenville communities. I am a proud graduate of St. Peter Chanel High School. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University and I am pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration Degree from Villanova University. Most recently, I served as a special assistant to Cleveland City Council and previously worked alongside Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston. From these experiences, I have learned and developed a keen understanding of the nuances of government which I plan to take to the State House.

I understand the importance of having partnerships at the State House and will use this office as a platform to fight for working class families. In District 10 and all across Ohio, we have felt the impact of a of a state legislature that continues to cut resources. In Cuyahoga County alone, over 100 million dollars has been stripped from our local governments at the hands of the state, making it more difficult for municipalities to meet the basic needs of the people and provide simple services such as; Police and Fire.

I look forward to being a true and trusted ally in the State House and fighting for resources that District 10 so desperately needs. I am the endorsed Democrat in this race and have received support from Congresswoman Marcia Fudge. I have also received endorsements from the following members of Cleveland City Council: Kerry McCormack, Blaine A. Griffin, and Anthony T. Hairston

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Guess what time it is!

How do you know it's Springtime in Collinwood? Red-winged blackbirds are calling from the trees. Ladies with solo cups of wine are strolling our lakefront parks in the chilly sunshine, and we're calling out for content for the Scoop on Summer. What's the Scoop? It's a calendar that rounds up all the events, programs, arts & eateries around our community.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Seeking Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for Youth

CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. 

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Jeremy A Peak Promoted to Warrant Officer

On February 1, 2018, local resident and Son of Caroline J Peak and the late Gregory Peak, Jeremy A Peak was promoted to Warrant Officer for the United States Marines at Quantico, Virginia.  Jeremy is a 2000 graduate of Collinwood High School and began his military career in the U. S. Marine Corp  immediately after.  He is scheduled to graduate from Officer's school in May of this year. 

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 11:04 AM, 03.10.2018

Keys to the Streets

"Knowledge is Power" is the joy today, for our youth.  Everything around you is information.  Most parents wondered "why do the past 3 generations cling to their phones?" The cellphones today referred to as "Smartphones" are just that.  Connectivity to the whole world via the web.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 11:04 AM, 03.10.2018

Euclid Police Partners with Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. in Response to the Opiate Epidemic in Cuyahoga County

The Euclid Police Department and Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. (MCMS) announces their new partnership to launch the “Safe Passages” initiative in response to the opiate epidemic in Cuyahoga County. Safe passages is also referred to as The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI).

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 11:04 AM, 03.10.2018

GardenWalk Cleveland 2018 returns to North Collinwood

The 2018 GardenWalk Cleveland Tour will take place on July 7 and 8 from 10-5pm. It is a free, self guided tour of many private and community gardens in the City of Cleveland. North Collinwood  will once again be a featured neighborhood. The committee is in the process of considering a few changes to the format this year. At this point there will be four areas: West Park, Detroit Shoreway, North Collinwood, and Little Italy for the first time. It is possible that rather than two days for all four, each neighhood would be assigned one of the two days. This would allow all who volunteer their gardens a day to visit some of the others. 

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 11:04 AM, 03.10.2018

Adventures in Storm Cleanup: Devlin Chambers' update

Intrepid former Collinwood resident Devlin Chambers has been busy since reaching his Americorps NCCC assignment in Sacramento, CA last October. As you may remember, Chambers is taking a year before entering college to participate in the National Service Corps Americorps NCCC program that places young adults aged 18-24 in service projects throughout the United States.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 11:04 AM, 03.10.2018

Pinewood Derby Draws a Crowd

The Pinewood Derby hosted by Cub Scout Pack #143 in Euclid drew more than one hundred cheering fans to Our Lady of the Lake Parish Hall on Saturday, January 27. The pack families and friends came together to celebrate the boys' efforts, and see which cars flew the fastest down the pack's four-lane aluminum track.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 2:06 PM, 02.10.2018