We at the Observer are excited to bring you our readers even more content and news. We have been working closely with the Mayor and the city council to bring you the new Euclid City Pages. This will be a place where your council representatives will have the opportunity to communicate with you and let you know what they are working on. We have included a city ward map to help you identify which ward you are in. We have also included the contact information for all your local, state, and federal representatives, including President Trump. In the future we will have a summary of the council meetings and communications from our state and federal representatives. This is a work in progress, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions. Please contact us via email at Euclidobserver@gmail.com and let us know what you would like to see in the city pages or the paper in general. We look forward to hearing from you.
Greetings all and Happy Spring! In this month’s issue of the Euclid Observer, you will see a new partnership between the City of Euclid and the Euclid Observer to bring you regular City of Euclid pages. This month’s edition includes the City map showing Ward boundaries and contact information for your City officials. We will continue to work with Council members and City staff to provide you with relevant and useful information. Look to this page to provide news from your City Council members and other elected officials, a re-cap of Council meetings, and other important City updates and information. I want to thank John Copic for his continued efforts to enhance communication citywide.
Book lovers and bargain hunters alike are in for a treat when the Friends of the Euclid Public Library host their Book Sale, Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, at the Euclid Public Library.
Sheffield Bronze’s Founder: from Printer to Paint-Powder Distributor, Car Salesman, Auto Lessor, and finally Paint Manufacturer by 1927
Mel Hart, president of Sheffield Bronze Paint Corp., 17814 S. Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, is a self-made man with captivating stories to tell about the history of Cleveland and of his family, especially his grandfather, Abe Gross, the founder of Sheffield Bronze.
Question: What are some statistics on distracted driving?
Now more than ever we all need to work together to make our city a better place. One of the keys to making things work better is communication. For your convenience the Observer has listed your council person with their photo and contact information below. Sure, you could call and complain, but you can also call them with good ideas, or support for how they voted on a key issue. For our system to work we have to participate. We hope that you all get involved, maybe by attending a council meeting or perhaps just reaching out to your council person to get to know them better. We hope this makes it easier.
After six months of sorting and a frantic day of set-up, the Spring Book Sale, held by the Friends of the Euclid Public Library, will be on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, with a preview night for members on the 28th.
There has been talk of raising prices, but, for this sale at least, they remain at 50¢ for hardbacks and 25¢ for paperbacks. There will be one table of special books with higher prices. The highest standard price is $2.00 for a DVD; other audio-visual media are $1.00 or less.
Houses don’t stretch, and neither do libraries. But every year, there are thousands of new books that people want to be able to check out. The only way to make room for them is to get rid of the old books. Fifty years ago, libraries used to burn them! Now they are given to the Friends of the Library, who sell them to make money to help the library.
In addition, houses being the unstretchy things they are, many people have books to give away. The Friends sell those, too, everything from a 1942 wartime cookbook to a current best seller, seemingly unread. Material has been collecting the previous sale was still going on in October.
The books are roughly sorted by broad–very broad!--library number categories. For instance, the 600s (Technology) include books on carpentry, gardening, and cooking, but also business, child care, and health. The 700s (Arts and Recreation) cover everything from fine art to football. The 000s (General Works), cover computers, trivia, journalism, Bigfoot, and flying saucers. And the 300s (Social Sciences) contain all the stuff about human society and how it works from economics and education to politics and true crime.
Fiction has its own category, as do mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, biographies, and large print books.
And the children’s and young adult books are worth checking out even if you have no children; often, they have the most interesting information and the clearest pictures.
Place: Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44123
Time: Friday, April 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Members preview night. The library is closed, so there will be a line outside. Bring your Friends Membership card--not the same as your library card. If you can’t find the Friends card, you can be looked up at the door, or you can join for $5.00.
Saturday, April 29th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a good day to come; there are tons of books, and it’s not crowded.
Sunday, April 30th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bag Day. You buy a paper grocery bag for $3.00 and fill it up. Your own larger bags or carts can be left outside the room to wait for you.
The library is on East 222nd Street, north of I-90/OH-2. Coming from the freeway, turn right immediately after you see the Veterans’ Memorial, which includes a Vietnam-era tank that’s hard to miss.
One of the biggest misconceptions I hear is that people over age 60 are out of touch with today’s technology. While older adults may not be snap-chatting each other, they are far from being left behind in the tech world. In fact, older adults are figuring out new ways to make the most of tech gadgets and adapting them to their particular needs.
Black Dragon Kenpo will mark 14 years at Shore Centre
Charlie is 64 and preparing for Medicare and retirement. He scans the internet availing himself with a multitude of minutiae in his attempt to bolster his balustrade for surviving retirement and living on a limited income. He weighs the pros and cons of a proposed buy out from the company, when to start his social security benefit and how to structure his debt with his future lifestyle.
Celebrate Loved Ones While Benefiting Hospice of the Western Reserve
The Shore Cultural Centre's Summer class program would like to give all serious storytellers and writers the chance to become the next bestselling author! Shore will be offering a series of Beginning Novel Writing classes beginning May 2 and continuing through September 19. The class will be taught through three separate classes.
The National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses has named Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Denise DiMare of Richmond Hts. “Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse of the Year” and Bob Phillips-Plona of Westlake “Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator of the Year.” Mary Kay Tyler of Lyndhurst, vice president of quality for the nonprofit agency, was named a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing. The three honors were announced at the 2017 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Annual Assembly in Phoenix.
Euclid's Quintin Dove earned all-conference honors from the Ohio Community College Athletic Conference following a championship season for the men's basketball team at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C).
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) shot putter Rashida Harris turned in an All-American performance for the second consecutive year at the NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.
As Councilwoman of Ward 8, my number one priority is to work hard with the citizens’ best interests in mind. Their expectation of me as their elected representative is a great responsibility that I take seriously. I value their trust, as it is critical to the Ward’s success.
This is a story of how a change in an Ohio law changed my life. While I have lived in Chicago for much of my adult life, this change brought me back on a search for my roots that led to Cleveland and Euclid. It is a search that is still ongoing.
The Young Men's Christian Association has been in the Euclid community for over half a century. The Euclid Family YMCA was founded in 1950 under the sponsorship of the Exchange Club of Euclid. In the Euclid Family YMCA early years members use to meet in a rented building. It was not untill the December of 1956 the YMCA was able to call its present building at 631 Babbitt road home. In earlier years the YMCA offered programs to young men, ages 6 to 18, to develop their Christian character in a Christian society. Fast foward to 2017 the YMCA is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, while keeping with our Christian beliefs.
Imagine Bella is collecting pull tabs from cans to benefit the Ronald McDonald House. This helps benefit pet therapy partners like Sophie the Therapy Dog that has been visiting Imagine Bella this Spring.
Resumes That Get Results
With more leisure time, improvements in technology and an extensive variety of plants available from abroad, gardening became popular during Victorian times. At the third annual Victorian Tea fundraiser on April 30, Shore will celebrate both the garden and the tea.
Join the Euclid Girl Scouts in stocking the shelves of the Euclid Hunger Center for summer. The Scouts will be collecting "kid-friendly" foods May 15-19 in an effort to re-stock Euclid Hunger Center's shelves for the coming summer months. Items needed include: peanut butter, jelly, mac n cheese, granola bars, cereal & pasta. They will also accept monetary donations to directly benefit Euclid Hunger Center. To donate, contact your local Girl Scout Troop or donate at the Drop Box at the Euclid Public Library. Together, we can combat hunger right here in our community!
Please join us for our Family Fun Night! April 7th at 6:00pm we will be having a easter egg hunt and crafts for the children. Non-YMCA members only pay $5.00 for their family and need to register any day or time before the event. We welcome all members of the community to join the fun!
High school juniors and seniors, don’t miss out on the chance to compete for $9,000 in college scholarship money.
The City of Euclid is proud to announce that we are becoming an affiliate of ‘Keep Ohio/America Beautiful’, a leading national nonprofit with a mission to empower communities to take greater responsibility for improving our local environment through litter prevention, beautification, community greening, waste reduction and recycling.
Do your part to keep Euclid beautiful during a week-long effort (May 6-13th), kicking off with THE BIG CLEAN on Saturday, May 6th 2017 at 9:00am at Villa Angela-St. Joseph (VASJ) School (18491 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44119).
In conjunction with Euclid Beach Adopt-A-Beach and Keep Euclid Beautiful, the City of Euclid will provide free supplies (trash bags, gloves, pickers) to residents of Euclid and North Collinwood.
How to get involved:
1)Register online @ http://www.cityofeuclid.com/residents/KeepAmericaEuclidBeautiful as an individual or group (your block club, church congregation, and coworkers make for great groups!)
2)Pick up supplies at the check-in location at Villa Angela-St. Joseph (VASJ) School on Saturday, May 6th between 9:00-9:30am.
3)Pick up trash within your designated area (when registering online please indicate your preference to clean your street, neighborhood park or be assigned wherever help is needed).
4)Celebrate! All volunteers are invited to a post clean-up celebration at VASJ. More details will be provided at time of check-in,
The Euclid Family YMCA's 2nd Annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 26th 10am-1pm. Health screenings provided by Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital will include blood glucose checks, cholestrol checks, blood pressure checks, and hearing screenings as well as many other health driven vendors. This is event is open to the public, and we encourage the Euclid community to come and experience the YMCA atmosphere. For more information or to become a vendor please contact our Ami Bray (Active Older Adult Coordinator) at 216-731-7454 or email at email@example.com
On a chilly Spring Saturday afternoon in March, The First Tee of Cleveland and 11 of its young participants were out in-force learning the ins-and-outs of being a caddy as part of a training program developed by The First Tee.
As we enter our sixth year of M4M concerts, we’re feeling called to expand the horizons, and travel further into the many-splendored world of “classical” music – without losing sight of the favorites that brought us here in the first place.
As an extension of its Tap Talks series of general-interest seminars, Euclid Brewing Company (EBC) will host a four-part series of presentations that will discuss the key raw materials used to make beer: Hops, Malt, Yeast, and Water.
The accordion is king at the 35th Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 9, 2017. Join the Button Box Band of the Year, the Fairport Jammers, and the Button Box Artists of the Year, Kathy Hlad and Frank and Darryl Valencic, plus ten favorite squeezebox artists for a day-long dance-athon! Euclid's Polka Hall of Fame once again teams with the Slovenian Society Home on Recher Avenue in Euclid, Ohio, to host springtime’s biggest Cleveland-Style polka event with fifty accordions.
The City of Euclid is committed to creating a comprehensive stress free transportation network for bicyclist, in coordination with the City of Cleveland. During Bike Euclid’s March meeting, Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail discussed the City of Euclid’s Big Jump Project grant application to People For Bikes, submitted in the Fall of 2016. This People For Bikes initiative hopes to prove that when cities make smart changes, more people ride bikes, and communities become better places to live, work, and play. Euclid was one of less than 100 communities to apply nationwide. Only 10 communities were selected through a highly competitive process. Thank you to Allison Lukacsy, Architect and Community Projects Manager for the City of Euclid, for taking the lead with this. Our Mayor discussed the fact that though the City of Euclid was not selected for this round of assistance, it will make use of the additional educational resources, and supports working toward the creation of a stress free bicycling network for transportation and pleasure. To learn what the selected cities are up to, go to www.peopleforbikes.org/placesforbikes/landing/the-big-jump-project.
Spring AIR State Testing will begin on April 18th for Math (Grades 3-6), Social Studies (Grades 4 and 6), and Science (Grade 5).
Imagine Bella students in grades 3-6 participated in Imagine Schools National Character Essay Contest. Students wrote essays based on a character maxim and work with other students to complete peer revisions. School level winners were selected by parent judges using a rubric and contest guidelines provided by Imagine Schools National Academic and Character Team. Our top winners from each grade level are being submitted to complete against school level winners from other Imagine Schools accross the country. Check out these photos of students and families celebrating our school level winners!
The next time you drive past Sims Park, remember it’s getting close to a very special hunting season that doesn’t require bows and arrows or weapons of any kind. It’s the annual Henn Mansion Flea Market on Saturday, April 29, that is free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a preview sale for a $5 donation at the door on Friday, April 28, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
It's hard to imagine school being out, and warm summer days, but it's not that far away. If you are looking for something for your child to do this summer, why not send them to the Beat the Streets (BTS) Fun Day Summer Camp This is the fifth year for this camp located right here in Euclid. Campers will be dropped off and picked up daily at the Early Learning Center, off of Babbitt Road. Camp will run for 11 weeks, this summer. You can sign your camper up for as many as you would like there is no weekly commitment! Camp starts on Tuesday May 30, and ends on Friday August 11.
The City of Euclid is excited to welcome Bombshell Beauty and Spa to the Moss Point block of Downtown Euclid!
HELP Foundation is looking for compassionate individuals to join our team. If you are motivated to make a career out of helping others, we may have the job for you! Apply at www.helpfoundationinc.org to become a Direct Care Worker and start your career at HELP.
You should see the garage at my Mom’s house and my office area in the corner of our bedroom and you would know why my husband says, “Why do you keep every piece of paper that passes through your hands?” I say, “Someday I might need it.” This was the winter that I proved the validity of my statement because while looking at my earliest Stroll planning papers, I discovered that the Stroll didn’t begin in 2006 – 2007 was our first year.
Most Euclid residents know about the city’s Waterfront Improvements Plan, but do you know about the many recent improvements at these mid-rise lakefront towers along Lake Erie?
Q: Why shouldn't you write with a broken pencil?