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The #thisiseuclid Photography Contest is Back!

Show us why you love living, working and playing in Euclid.

The photo contest is open to everyone including residents, employees, and visitors of Euclid.

Send your photographs (at as high a resolution as possible) to thisiseuclid.oh@gmail.com by August 31st, 2019.

Please include your name and title of the image. Remember to tag your photographs with the hashtag #thisiseuclid on social media, too!

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Euclid Waterfront Project Tour

The next Waterfront public tour is Thursday, August 8th at 5:30pm. Rain or shine!

Join us for the next public waterfront tour while the project is under construction on Thursday, August 8th. The free tour begins at 5:30pm and will last approximately one hour. Please meet at the parking lot to the east of Henn Mansion in Sims Park (23131 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH 44123). Closed toed shoes and water bottles are encouraged. Safety vests will be provided. 

Please check the City’s website at www.cityofeuclid.com for updates and additional information.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Memorial Park Improvements

Serra Field 

Memorial Park has always been a destination for a variety of activities such as softball/baseball, tennis, soccer, swimming, basketball, gardening, a playground, and ice arena activities. Now there are even more reasons to come out and enjoy Memorial Park!

We are excited to announce that the park now includes dedicated pickleball courts and walking paths throughout.

In the spring of 2019, $30,000 in improvements to Serra field were completed. Among these renovations are new fencing, a resurfaced infield and the installation of an irrigation system.

The basketball courts behind the police station were sealed and repainted this past spring.

The renovation of the tennis courts and installation of the new pickleball courts was made possible by a $20,000.00 grant from the United States Tennis Association (USTA).

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Pocket-Sized Planting

A little green would make a big difference in the midst of the acres of pavement near the Euclid

Maintenance Facility. Roy Larick put out a call for volunteers to plant a miniature urban “forest” of trees, bushes and native wildflowers along border of the City Garage on Lakeland Blvd.

On a July Saturday, a half dozen City workers helped some 30 volunteers called out by Bluestone Heights, Friends of Euclid Creek and the Keep Euclid Beautiful program.  In what had been an asphalt desert, the wildflowers and trees will provide color and shade. But the intent goes even deeper into the soil. Vegetation traps rainwater. It slows the storm runoff, allowing pollutants to settle rather than being flushed untreated into streams and sewers that feed our Lake Erie.

True, this is but a pocket-sized planting. But small is how a big Great Lake comes to be healthy.

Volunteers with the shovels and wheelbarrows coming together with the huge hope of a brighter Euclid and cleaner Lake Erie.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Victory: a Musical Celebration of the WWII Years

Vocalist Don Disantis will be performing music from the World War II era in this not-to-be-missed concert.

Music has the power to move us to tears, to laughter, or to the dance floor. Come to Shore Cultural Centre on Saturday, September 7, at 2 p.m. and let music transport you on a nostalgic journey through the World War II years. Songs such as “The A Train,” “As Time Goes By,” and “It Had to Be You” will take listeners back to the Forties and remind us how great music carries us through the best and worst of times. A medley of patriotic favorites like “Grand Old Flag” and “Over There” will get toes tapping and hands clapping and will finish with a  salute to our men and women in the service.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Our Annual Backpack Blessing Celebrates Back to School

OLL Parishioners Join Fr. Joe in the Annual Backpack Blessing. This year's Backpack Blessing will be on Sunday, August 25th at 10am Mass.

The carefree days of summer are winding down and that means one thing at Our Lady of the Lake Parish- it’s time for our Backpack Blessing. All are welcome to attend the  10 AM Mass on Sunday, August 25th and students are reminded to bring their backpacks for the blessing.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

August Happy Hippy Mama

Hi All-

Happy Summer!  It is safe to say summer is finally here!  It certainly warmed up and dried out (for the most part) these past few weeks.  My family has been spending lots of days in the summer sun and at the pool! I am ever thankful for the VItamin D and memories we are making.  I hope you all have enjoyed the weather and stayed cool.

I was ever hopeful we would get our big garden in this year.  Our family manages the community garden at East Shore Methodist Church on Lakeshore Blvd. (across from Sims Park.)  Last year was our first year, we had a wonderful time, but not such a great harvest thanks to the deer. An Eagle Scout Candidate offered to help us with this problem and gave our garden a much needed face lift as a part of his Eagle project.  He removed our old raised beds and turned the space into one large bed with a nice 4 ft. fence surrounding it. It was a wonderful renovation and will make gardening in the space much easier. That being said the work combined with the heavy rain we sadly did not get much of anything done in the space this year.  Lucky for us we are of the Cleveland mentality, and we know “there is always next year. “

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Message from the Mayor

I continue to be grateful for the many neighbors who care – and I believe that is what makes Euclid a great place to live.  Last month, I had the opportunity to attend many events that re-enforced this feeling starting with the many 4th of July parades where many street associations got together as neighbors to celebrate our country’s founding and our community.  Shore Haven celebrated 100 years as a street association with many residents, family members and former residents coming together - long history of neighborhood bonds.  The Pond and Garden Tour showcased many Euclid homes, their beautiful landscaping and abundant care for their homes and community.  As nice as their homes were, my favorite part is talking with the residents and other attendees – such a strong showing of pride for their homes and our community.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Hyperthermia Prevention

Every year dozens of children die from hyperthermia when they are accidentally left in vehicles.  These parents beleved it could happen to them, but we can all make mistakes whe we're distracted, tired, or have a change in routine. 

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

NEOMHA hires Sarah Gyorki as first executive director

Sarah Gyorki has been named executive director of the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association, which produces the Lake Erie Folk Fest at Shore Cultural Centre.

KIRTLAND, OHIO - The Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association (NEOMHA) is pleased to announce that it has hired Sarah Gyorki as its first executive director.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Give Box Now Open on E. 222nd Street

Neighbors help neighbors by stocking the Give Box on E. 222nd Street with non-perishable food, toiletries, and messages of positivity.

A “Give Box” was installed on July 1 at 885 E. 222nd Street (in front of PetFix Northeast Ohio). Give Box-Cleveland is an offshoot of the Little Free Pantry program. Give Box-Cleveland brings this concept to local neighborhoods, activating community engagement to fill an immediate need and increase charity and neighborliness. This is an “always open,” weatherproof wood box that sits on a post filled with free food and toiletries. “Take what you need and give what you can” is the motto.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Are You Listening?

Deb Dobbs, M.A., offers Communication Training and Coaching to enhance your impact and influence in the world. Meet her at the Euclid Chamber Greenhouse. Reach her at: DobbsCommunication.com, on Calendly: https://calendly.com/debra-dobbs or debra.dobbs@gmail.com

When you listen, what do you get? Are you inundated with repetitive, useless content? Have you wondered why you never get the information you ask for? Are there times when it seems no one is listening to you? Listening is a complicated communication process. It takes skill and patience to master the ability to shut off inner thoughts and focus on a request for information as it is offered. Likewise, it is challenging to shut off inner thoughts when you have strong feelings about the topic, source or content. As a partner in the listening process, your interpretation of circumstances is critical to what you hear or how you respond.

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Euclid Art Association Summer Fine Art Show at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, June 25 - August 18, 2019

Lake Metroparks Farmpark

Sun and shadows set the stage for Euclid Art Association members and guests at Lake Metroparks Farmpark on a perfect summer evening.  On June 27 the reception and awards event gave judge David Rankin the opportunity to explain his top choices in the Summer Fine Art Show.  Rankin described the show as “diverse and competitive” in general remarks.  He called My Gloxinia in Sun and Shadow a “particularly stunning piece” when honoring Patricia L. Meyer’s watercolor as Best of Show.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Parish Feast Day Procession Coming up on September 12th!

OLL Parishioners process with Marian statue on Feast Day, The Most Holy Name of Mary, September 12th.

Our Lady of the Lake’s Parish Feast Day is September 12th- The Most Holy Name of Mary.  Each year, on the feast day, OLL parishioners join in the beautiful tradition of processing through the neighborhood down to the beach where they honor Mary with prayers and a blessing from Fr. Joe at the lake itself. 

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

St. John of the Cross Parish Cookbooks

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, St. John of the Cross is selling parish cookbooks. So many delicious recipes from our parishioners.  The cookbooks can be purchased at the Parish Office, 140 Richmond Rd. in Euclid, or on our website; www.sjceuclid.com.  The cookbooks are $10. each

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Eucharistic/Marian Procession

St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William will have a Eucharistic/Marian Procession on Thursday, August 15.  At 5:00 pm will start a procession from Ss. Robert and William with the Eucharist and Mary statue and process to St. John of the Cross.  We will pray along the way.  Lolley the Trolley will follow us, and if you get tired you can get on/off the Trolley at the various intersections. We will arrive at St. John of the Cross by 6 or 6:15 pm and have Mass in the Shrine for the Feast of the Assumption. What a beautiful way to honor Mary and Our Lord.  

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

The Pond and Garden tour, the breath taking views of Eucld

If you’ve never been on the pond and garden tour, then you have been missing a real treat. I remember seeing the signs around town thinking, “What is the Pond and Garden tour?” It wasn’t long before I found out. My first year on the tour I must admit I was absolutely amazed at what I saw. Beautiful waterfalls and other water features. Hard scape and fairy gardens. Ponds, gazebos you name it  the Euclid pond and garden tour had it to offer. It was as though I stepped into an issue of Home and Garden magazine, the Euclid edition. Not only does the garden showcase some of the most amazing landscapes you will see in North East Ohio, but its an event that really brings the community together. I have met some amazing people on the tour, people that I will forever remain in touch with or at least remember. Its not just Euclid residents, but the tour draws over 200 plus people a year and many of those people are from cities like, Cleveland Hts., Shaker Hts., Strongsville, Parma even people from Ashtabula county. They come from all over to see the hidden gems of Euclid. The Pond and Garden tour is organized by Euclid’s Shade Tree Commission, which is made up of Euclid residents that volunteer dedicating many hours, going to classes, and organizing events such as the Pond and Garden tour and Arbor day celebrations. They can also be found at different community events educating residents about the importance of trees and Euclid’s tree canopy specifically. As Ward 3 Councilwoman, I am honored to serve as a volunteer with such a passionate group of people. You may be wondering how the gardens are selected for the tour; there is a committee that goes out and search for new gardeners to showcase each year. They only select the best of the best. Just as residents and visitors are amazed by what they see on the tour, the gardeners themselves are excited and full of pride as their hard work is noticed by so many. Here is what gardeners and tourists had to say about their experience on the tour this year:

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Euclid Alumni News: Take 5 with Dennis Knaus, Euclid Senior High School Class of Ď60

Dennis Knaus was an accomplished athlete and leader at Euclid Senior High School, lettering in cross country and swimming and serving on his class cabinet. Dennis earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio University and captained its MAC Championship swimming team. A leading expert in foam manufacturing, he has several U.S. Patents. Dennis invented the technology to make low-cost polyethylene foam, used for protective packaging, insulation, and flotation (“Life-Vests”), has grown to a multi-billion/year market. In 1991, he founded Enviro-Tek (ET), a leader in inventing new foam technologies. ET was the United Nations’ primary contractor for eliminating the use of Freon™, an ozone-depleting chemical, in foam. Dennis, a world ranked professional triathlete, was on Saucony’s Triathlon Team and won the New England Championship several times.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Join the Celebration!

Greater Euclid Kiwanis member Tina Dick, Human Resources Manager with HGR Industrial Surplus, shared information about the newly formed club during the 200th Street Stroll. 

The newly formed Kiwanis Club of Greater Euclid is looking to make a difference in the community but needs more members.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

A Special Garden for Sims Park Again

Our long-time residents will remember the beautiful perennial garden in Sims Park, to the left of the Henn Mansion. More than thirty years ago the Euclid Lakeshore Garden Club lovingly installed and cared for this circular garden until some years back. Unfortunately, time moves on for us all and the gardeners could no longer care for the bed. The garden lay empty and weed ridden. Two years ago, the club worked to develop a native plant garden but efforts failed.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Are men and women self-defense created equal?

Our women’s self-defense class curriculum  encompasses threat awareness, understanding and managing boundaries, projecting physical assertiveness, verbal confrontation skills, exit strategies, and physical self-defense techniques to equip women with the skills to successfully resist and escape violent physical attacks. The objective is to help women be mentally and physically prepared for an encounter that could become violent, and to equip them with the techniques to help them get away if an encounter does become violent.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

1-800-Medicare Outsourced

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) recently outsourced their phone answering service to a call center. When you call 1-800-MEDICARE you are no longer speaking to personnel who are versed in the intricacies of the federal program Medicare. 

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Shrine Season Continues

Grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine in Euclid.

Our Lady of Lourdes National Shrine at 21281 Chardon Road, Euclid, Ohio 44117 continues with its shrine season.   The weekend mass on Sunday at 9:30am is held outside during its shrine season which runs from May through October.  Other weekends masses are held in the chapel on Saturday and Sunday at 8am.  

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Outdoor Movie Night at Chardon Hills: FREE Fun for the Whole Family

Don’t miss “E.T.” when it plays on a pop-up outdoor movie screen during a FREE event at Bluestone Elementary School this summer.

Don’t forget your lawn chair and bug spray when you head out to Euclid’s next Outdoor Movie Night on Friday, August 23rd! This month’s movie is a “throwback” selected by popular vote on a social media poll earlier this summer.

The movie will be on the baseball field at Chardon Hills Elementary School (from Chardon Hills, turn north on E.236th on to Glenbrook Blvd. / from Euclid Avenue, take Sherwood to Glenbrook Blvd).

Join us at 8pm to grab a great spot and play lawn games. The movie will start at sun-down, around 8:45pm.

Thanks to Aladdin Rents, free popcorn will be available to attendees while supplies last. The new chapter of the Euclid Kiwanis will be selling additional refreshments.

Free parking and restrooms will be available at the school. Minors must be accompanied by an adult per the City’s curfew. Check out https://www.facebook.com/SummeratSims/ for programming and movie title updates.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Save the Date for the 2019 Euclid Art Walk!

Chalk alongside a professional artist, dance to local bands and shop for art from vendors across Northeast Ohio at the ‘This Is Euclid’ Art Walk.

Join us on Friday, September 13th from 5-8pm in Downtown Euclid for the annual event. The event headquarters will be in a recently renovated Triangle Park with activity spilling into the streets and sidewalks along Lakeshore Blvd and Babbitt Road.

Be sure to pick up a teaser card later this month for the details and timing of special events including a poetry slam, tours of Shore Cultural Centre studios and more.

This City-led initiative is design by and for community members to bring both temporary and permanent vibrancy to downtown Euclid. Make-and-take a painting with the Euclid Art Association, relax with a game of jenga and an adult beverage in the beer garden, and simply enjoy the best of what Euclid’s creative class has to offer.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Medicare Recognizes Growing Use of Mobile Devices

Times are changing. And older adults are changing with the times. Where seniors once scorned the use of the internet a growing number, especially younger, more affluent seniors now rely on their smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices to stay in touch. According to Pew Research, more than two thirds of Americans age 65 and older get news on mobile devices.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Creating a Welcoming Environment for All

Euclid Public Library strives to foster a welcoming environment while encouraging patrons to use the facility to cultivate discovery, lifelong learning, and enrichment. To preserve that opportunity, the library expects all patrons to be respectful of each other and behave in a manner that does not disrupt other patrons or staff.

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