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Boulevard Church Takes Students See The Movie Selma


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"This is the best field trip we've had all year!" Those were the words of one of the bus drivers who transported 120 students and teachers from Euclid and John Hay High Schools to Lakeshore Cinema to see the profoundly moving film Selma on January 22, 2015, and then took them on to Boulevard Presbyterian Church for a Happy's pizza lunch and a panel discussion.

The church building buzzed with energy as the students arrived.  During the panel discussion, teachers Mr. Jason Cleaver (Euclid) and Mrs. Sherlynn Allen-Harris (John Hay and Tri-C) offered their observations on the film's accuracy.  Pastor John Lentz reflected on the ways in which his youthful participation in protest marches and in the beginnings of de-segregation have influenced his ministry.  And Boulevard Elder Fran Hunter shared stories of her own rich and varied life experiences. All of the panelists urged the young people to get out and vote, and to work for change and justice in our society.

The Presbyterian Church (USA) has a long tradition of engagement in education and social justice. Boulevard Church was able to offer this opportunity to the students thanks to an education grant from the Synod of the Covenant and to the many members of the church who contributed funding, time, and energy.  It was an exciting day for all ages!

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Hilltop Village Wins 2015 Best of Senior Living Award from SeniorAdvisor.com


Hilltop Village staff accepts the SeniorAdvisor.com 2015 Best of Senior Living Award. Pictured (l-r) Evanne Mihas, Jessica Lovejoy, and Dana Johnson.

Hilltop Village in Euclid, OH was presented with a 2015 Best of Senior Living Award for receiving consistently high ratings from residents and their families in the past year on SeniorAdvisor.com, the premier ratings and reviews site for senior care and services nationwide.

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Euclid Chamber Launches “Advance Downtown Euclid Initiative”


As a long-time anchor of Downtown Euclid, the Atlas Theater is one of the many attractions that the Euclid Chamber of Commerce seeks to promote through the Advance Downtown Euclid Initiative.

Downtown Euclid has traditionally been a hub of commercial and civic activity in the City of Euclid.  Stretching along Lakeshore Boulevard between East 217th Street and East 232nd Street, the area is home to many long-time businesses, non-profit organizations, and even a few churches. 

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Euclid Chamber of Commerce Annual "Taste of Euclid" Awards Event

The Euclid Chamber of Commerce will again be hosting and recognizing it's most successful local businesses, organizations and leaders at the annual upcoming "Taste of Euclid" Awards Event on Thursday, March 26th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Irish American Club East Side on Lakeshore Blvd.  The "taste" has become a tradition over the past several years with the "best Culinary Treats and beverages" from restaurants in the Euclid area but the Chamber has been recognizing  area leaders for over 30 years.  All of the recipients this year have earned honors for their contributions, and collectively they speak to the strong business climate and positive outlook for Euclid.

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From the desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik

It doesn’t look like the cold of winter will be letting up soon. Although the snow and chilly temperatures are keeping us indoors more, there are some great activities here in Euclid you can enjoy during winter months. The C.E. Orr Ice Arena has several public sessions throughout the week to skate. Whether you are old, young or somewhere in between, ice skating is a fun way to not only get exercise, but an enjoyable activity.  The sledding hill on the corner of East 222 Street and Euclid Avenue, behind McDonald’s, is open as well. And for those of us who prefer to stay indoors, there are some terrific movies out this season. The Atlas Cinema Lakeshore 7 has all of the latest movies shown during the day and evening.  And don’t forget, the Euclid Public Library has a vast inventory of movies, both new and the old classics as well. 

Every winter I get phone calls and emails about clearing snow covered streets. The Streets Department does an outstanding job when it comes to snow removal and salting. During a snow event, the crews will plow as frequently as possible but only salt main roads, intersections, hills, curves, bridges and school zones. Remember, after 2” of new snow has fallen, a Parking Ban goes into effect until the street is cleared.

When the snow flies, you can be certain our crews are working hard to keep up with clearing roads. You can do your part by also removing the snow around fire hydrants located on tree lawns.  And please, be certain to help out the elderly: Clear their steps, take in and out garbage cans, and drop in on them to see if they need anything.

Wishing you warmth and good health.

Your Mayor,

Bill Cervenik

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Academic Challenge



Nicole Hughes, Grace Holzheimer, Kameron Lavette Murray and Jordan Washington represented Euclid High School on News Channel 5's Academic Challenge television show.  

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Check Out the Euclid Y

We have added NEW classes (TRX, POWER YOGA, INSANITY, ZUMBA, BALLROOM DANCING) renovated our locker rooms, host before and after school child care at Bluestone and Shoreview Elementary here in Euclid and much more!

For questions on Membership, please contact Amanda Smith, Membership Coordinator at the Branch at (216) 731-7454.

We are also working with several companies and businesses on Corporate Memberships. Corporate Memberships not only have access to the Euclid branch, but other facilities in the Cleveland Association. If you are interested in obtaining more information about that program, please feel free to contact me here at the Branch. 

And finally, we have partnered with several local businesses to conduct lunch time/day time fitness classes. If you have staff that would like to sweat away their lunch, please give us a class on how the Y WITHOUT WALLS program works!

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Euclid Art Association Meeting

March 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. 

East Shore Methodist Church in Fellowship Hall

23002 Lake Shore Blvd.

Euclid, Ohio 44123

Mary Urbas will tallk about marketing art.

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Aikido, the "Peaceful Martial Art," Comes to Euclid


Confidence springs from a center of calm


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You wonder if you heard Betsy O’Donnell right. Or whether she is pulling your leg (maybe to knock you off balance, as any martial artist might want to do). But no, she’s serious.

   “The secret to Aikido,” she says, “is non-resistance. That doesn’t mean letting somebody hurt you. The mistake many people make is thinking of non-resistance as something passive. In Aikido it’s about refusing to be a victim. Confidently. Because you’re so balanced and centered you know you can defuse the violence of an attack.”

         One of the first things you learn in Aikido, says O’Donnell, is that a person who is violent is out of balance. By practicing Aikido, you create a strong sense of balance in yourself, so you can defuse a potentially violent situation by bringing balance back to it.

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STEM Connections: Forces of Flight



The fifth graders from Arbor participated in a "Forces of flight- Engineering a plane" activity with the Engineering Connections students at the High School. Mrs. Simenc and Mrs. McGarry coordinated this STEM event (and several others) as an attempt to foster an early curiosity and participation in the sciences and to help students understand how STEM applies to their daily lives.

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Annual Cuyahoga County Regional Scholastic Art Awards 2015

Hosted and sponsored by Cleveland Institute of Art, the Regional Scholastic Art Competition identifies creativity among junior high and high school students in the Cuyahoga County region.

Ten Euclid High School students are represented in this exhibition. They were selected from more than 3,000 entrants from approximately 100 area schools.  A jury of 16 noted art educators and professional artists selected these works on the basis of their quality and artistic promise. Each student whose work has been selected for display received a certificate of merit indicating his or her rank as Honorable Mention, Silver Key, or Gold Key Finalist Exhibitor. 

From the key-winning work, the jury designated 75 Gold key finalists whose pieces will compete with 15,000 national entries for awards, cash prizes, and scholarships.  The Jury also selected 15 Portfolio Award nominees that will compete in the nationals for larger scholarships and recognition.  A national exhibition of the winning work will be held in New York City, during the summer of 2015.

The exhibition is open until January 30, 2015 at the Reinberger Galleries at the Cleveland Institute of Art (11141 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106). 

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Euclid Chamber of Commerce Annual "Taste of Euclid" Awards Event to honor area's most successful businesses, organizations and individuals.
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Retreat Focuses on Families

Our Lady of the Lake is offering a Pre-Lenten Retreat in February that has special appeal for parents. Families in the community are invited to attend the noon Mass on Sunday, February 15, 2015 and stay for a meal afterward. Activities will be provided for kids, while parents and other adults will have time for thoughtful discussion, prayer and reflection. Participants in past retreats have found them to be powerful and uplifting. All are welcome at this special gathering; while the focus is on parents of school-age children, anyone interested is encouraged to take part. Those not attending Mass can come to the church hall at 1:15 p.m. to take part in the rest of the activities. There is no charge, although goodwill offerings will be accepted.

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Buddy Days at Our Lady of the Lake School

If you’re thinking about registering for Preschool or Kindergarten, call Our Lady of the Lake School first, to schedule a Buddy Day visit. Buddy Day is a great way to let your child experience a real classroom, and meet students already in school. Sign up for either February 20, 2015 or March 13, 2015 by calling (216) 481-6824.

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Power of the Pen Winners



Students at Our Lady of the Lake School have been learning the power of the written word. Their Power of the Pen team has been meeting and practicing since September, working with their crack team of coaches, Mrs. Millet, Mrs. Kish, and Mrs. Zigman. They meet weekly after school to write, share, and discuss different writing pieces, and prepare for regional competitions.

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Euclid Construction Crew Working Hard


Euclid construction crew working to make Euclid a better place to live.

On a cold Janurary day construction was happening on E.222nd and it ended being a great day to do one of my favorite things, that being picture time.

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Unity in the Community



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On Sunday, January 19, 2015 the Lake Shore Ministry Group celebrated their 4th Annual “Unity in the Community” event in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Lake Shore Christian Church.

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Bishop Pilla to Help Our Lady of the Lake Celebrate 5 Years



Beginning in February 2015, Our Lady of the Lake will be celebrating its fifth year as a parish community. It has been a period of change and growth, and we are looking forward to more good years ahead. To help us kick off our anniversary year, please join us for Mass on February 22 at 12:00 p.m. Bishop Pilla will be in attendance as our Honored Guest, and we will gather for a reception afterward to greet friends new and old. All are welcome.

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Euclid Symphony Orchestra Presents Spring Concert

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra will be presenting its Spring Concert on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 3:00 p.m., in the auditorium of Shore Cultural Centre.

Under the direction of J.D. Goddard, the program will feature “Great Overtures,” including Iphigenius in Aulis by Wilhelm Gluck, The Egmont Overture by Beethoven, Fierabras by Franz Schubert, and the Nabucco Overture by Verdi.

Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door (cash only); children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.  Pre-sale tickets can be purchased at Shore Cultural Centre, which is located at 291 E. 222nd Street and Babbitt Road, Euclid. For additional information, please call (216) 289-8578 or go to www.euclidsymphonyorchestra.com.

Founded in 1961, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra is a non-profit organization which features local volunteer musicians.   Annually, the Orchestra performs two classical, a holiday, a youth, and a pops concert.

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Fr. John Betters Named A "Hero Behind the Scene," in Cleveland Magazine


Fr. John Better's article from Cleveland Magazine

In its January 2015 issue, The Cleveland Magazine selected and recognized members of the community who “work diligently to create a kind and productive workplace and community" in its “Heroes Behind the Scenes,” feature.  Rev. John D. Betters, Pastor of Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish was selected as one of its Top Ten Heroes out of a field of over fifty nominees.

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Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Dates

February 2nd-6th: Scholastic Book Fair

Thursday, February 5th: Family Night (4:30-6 p.m.)

Friday, February 13th: No School for Students (Staff Professional Development Day)

Monday, February 16th: No School (President’s Day)

Friday, March 20th: 3rd Quarter Ends

Monday, March 23rd: 4th Quarter Begins

March 30th- April 6th- No School (Spring Break)

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Technology Connection

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence is using technology to enhance student learning, provide online resources available outside of school hours, and improve the home to school connection. Below is a list of some websites used by many grade levels. Additional electronic tools or websites may be recommended by teachers outside of this short list.

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House Meetings


Students from Adkeysega meet with Ms. Billingsley in one of .their stations
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There is always a special energy in the air as students walk into the school to the beat of lively music, smiling staff at the front entrance, and the greeting of their teacher at their classroom. Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence felt that energy get an extra boost on Friday, January 23, 2015. Students and teachers dressed down in their house colors and held house meetings at the end of the day. During house meetings, students engaged in team building, ice breakers, and learned more about the meanings behind each of their houses. Students from the houses of Adkeysega, Igboya, Self-Ulwazi, Ujima, and Unhu are in a competition to earn the most points for their house. It is a close competition and the students are over halfway to when the winners will be revealed!

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February Family Night

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence hosted an Open House in October, a Winter Art Walk in December and of course has something special for February! Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence will kick off February with a Scholastic Book Fair. The book fair will be open starting Monday, February 2, 2015. The February Family Night will be on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. with a spotlight on math strategies. The book fair will be open for families to shop together this evening. It’s the perfect chance to find that “just right” book before the Scholastic Book Fair ends on Friday, February 6, 2015. 

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SRW Recipient of Three Grants

Through the generosity of many donors throughout the Cleveland Diocese, the Rooted in Faith, Forward in Hope campaign has raised $170 million in pledges for the Catholic Community of Northeast Ohio.  One of the components of the campaign was to strengthen Catholic Education and to provide facility upgrades.

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$5,000 in Scholarships are Awarded to SRW Top Students


SRW Scholarship winners and families

Annually, Ss. Robert and William Catholic School awards scholarships to outstanding students in recognition of their deeds and accomplishments.  To kick-off our Catholic Schools Week celebration this year, ten students were presented with scholarships for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, during the 11:00 am Mass on Sunday, January 25, 2015.

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Consider a Cooperative Preschool Experience at Euclid Cooperative Preschool


Michelle the turtle visits Euclid Cooperative Preschool

It is that time of year when parents begin their search for the perfect preschool.  As a parent of four, I found the best way to determine which school best meets the needs of both the parent and child is to visit.  Euclid Coopeative Preschool will hold an Open House on Saturday February 7, 2015 from 10:00 to 12:00 and Tuesday, February 10, 2015 from 9:30 to 11:30. Open Houses give parents an opportunity to visit and get a sense of how the educational program fits.  

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Harvest for Hunger

Harvest for Hunger began in 1992 and was organized by the Greater Cleveland Committee on Hunger. In 2003, the organization merged with the Cleveland Foodbank to fulfill its mission of working together to feed those at risk of hunger

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank Harvest for Hunger Campaign started.

Harvest for Hunger – one of the largest annual, community-wide food and funds drives in the nation – provides critical resources to local hunger relief organizations in 21 counties in Northeast and North Central Ohio. Thanks to Our Community, businesses, supermarkets, schools and individuals across the region comes together every year and contributed enough resources to provide more than 16.5 million nutritious meals.

Unfortunately, the number of people turning to hunger centers for emergency food continues to rise. Harvest for Hunger is an important source of support for these hunger centers and the hundreds of thousands of people turning to them for help. The need is great, but with your support we will make a difference!

 HOW WE CAN HELP YOU?  The Cleveland Food Bank SNAP PROGRAM can help you apply for  the SNAP program (formerly FOOD STAMPS) and also  find your nearest pantry, Hot Meal or produce distribution in your area.  If you or someone you know is interested in our Food Assistance programs please call 216-738-2067.

Single moms like Michelle are thankful for you.

Michelle used to take as many shifts as she could at her waitressing job to provide for her son Jayden.

“Sometimes I need help feeding my son,” Michelle says, looking down at 8-year-old Jayden.

After months of unemployment, now is one of those times. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been able to work at all since she suffered a serious heart attack in January. She now has a stint in her heart and takes blood thinners daily.

This year has been tremendously hard on Michelle, but she says she’s fortunate to have some really good friends who are helping her through this difficult time, including friends like you, who give to help stock the shelves at Catholic Charities, a Greater Cleveland Food Bank partner in Mansfield, Ohio.

Michelle visits the food pantry, which is also a beneficiary of the Harvest for Hunger campaign to pick up healthy groceries, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to get her through the month. Jayden is an adventurous eater and loves peaches, tuna and even red cabbage. The food Michelle receives keeps Jayden growing strong.

He’s really into baseball and he loves to read he can’t wait for this summer and hopes to spend long days at the park. His mom is greatly relieved to know she’ll be able to fuel his energy with plenty of nutritious food.

“This means more to me than anyone could ever express.”

Michelle admits it’s not easy to ask for help, but she’s so grateful for friends like you, who are there when she needs a hand up.

“Thank you,” she says. “This means more to me than anyone could ever express.”

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UpStage Players to Perform Once On This Island Jr.



North Collinwood’s UpStage Players, one of Northeast Ohio’s hardest working children’s theatre companies, celebrates its 21st season in 2015 with the beloved musical Once On This Island, Jr. Tickets to all three performances can now be purchased online.

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Free Tax Preparation Services

Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition will be hosting free tax preparation services as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Last year in Cuyahoga County, the VITA Program served 11,950 people and brought back more than $14.8 million to the community.  County VITA sites are at the County’s Westshore Neighborhood Family Service Center (NFSC) and at the Southgate NFSC.  Westshore NFSC is located at 9830 Lorain Ave, Cleveland Ohio 44102; the tax site will be open Monday evenings and Saturdays.  Southgate NFSC is located at 5398 ½ Northfield Rd, Maple Heights Ohio 44137; the tax site will be open Wednesdays and Saturdays.  To schedule an appointment go online to www.211oh.org or call 211/United Way First Call for Help.

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Euclid Girl Scouts Annual World Friendship Fair


World Friendship Flyer

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 28, 2015, the Euclid Girl Scout Troops of Service Unit 760 will celebrate World Friendship Day at Sts. Robert and William School Gymnasium. During this annual event, each troop chose a country to research and will sell food, crafts and host games from that country. The event begins with a flag ceremony at 1:05 p.m. 

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Ask an Officer



Answers have been provided by Officer Jennifer Kroczak, Community Policing Unit.

Q: I would like to take a self-defense class.  Do I have to be experienced in martial arts?

A: No experience is necessary.  Most women who enroll are first-timers to self-defense class, and have no experience in martial arts.  Many have never even been in a gym.  We welcome those women.

Q: Why do you refer only to women?

A: The class offered by Euclid Police Officer, Jennifer Kroczak, is part of the RAD Systems of Self Defense, licensed by The National Academy of Defense Education, and is designed solely for women.

Q: Why is RAD for women only?

A: Assaults against women are generally very different than assaults against men.  RAD training recognizes and accommodates for this difference.

Q: I want to sign up!  How can I?

A: It’s easy! Keep an eye out for the next issue of Library Lines magazine, the free publication of The Euclid Public Library, delivered to Euclid residents, and available at many Euclid businesses.  Information for sessions offered in May and June of 2015 will be in the next Library Lines.

Q: When I sign up for RAD, I want to bring my daughter.  I’d feel safer if I knew she could defend herself against an attack.  Are girls allowed to enroll in RAD?

A: We welcome minor children who attend RAD with their mother, grandmother, or guardian.  Girls should be at least twelve years of age and mature enough to handle sensitive subject matter.

Q: You said grandmother.  My granny is 84.  Isn’t she too old for RAD?

A: If your granny is 84, she’s too young not to sign up for RAD.  The RAD student engages at a level they are physically comfortable with.  Every woman needs to know she CAN defend herself against an attack, no matter her level of physical fitness, her age, or her physical ability.

Q: I want to learn more about RAD!  Who do I contact?

A: Call Euclid Police Officer Jennifer Kroczak, (216)289-8533, or email her @ jkroczak@cityofeuclid.com

If you would like to submit a question to Ask an Officer, contact Community Policing at the Euclid Police Department:  email kmclaughlin@cityofeuclid.com or call 216-289-8449.

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Community Meal Collaboration



On the third Sunday of each month, a diverse cross-section of our community gathers to serve a free meal hosted by Boulevard Presbyterian Church.  January volunteers included folks from the congregations of Our Lady of the Lake, Sts. Robert and William, East Shore United Methodist, Beachland Presbyterian and, of course, Boulevard Presbyterian!  Volunteers are always welcome after 11:00 a.m., and dinner is served at 1:00 p.m. 

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Show Love for the Euclid Hunger Center

The Euclid Hunger Center will hold a Valentine’s Day-themed fundraiser on Thursday, February 12, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Paradise Island, 830 Babbitt Road, Euclid. Enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and a raffle with prizes ranging from a night at Westin Cleveland Downtown to Valentine and other themed gift baskets. Win a special gift for your sweetie while supporting an important local cause. Tickets are $15, available from any board member or call (216)731-3329 for information.

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Euclid Girl Scouts Deliver a Record Number of "Socks of Love" for Homeless


Pictured are girls from Troops: Brownies 71022 Juniors 70493 Cadettes 70987 & 71570 


The Girl Scout Troops from Ss. Robert and William School collected enough donations from family and businesses to fill a record 152 "Socks of Love." These sock bundles included a new pair of socks, one stuffed into the other, and filled with toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste. These 152 Socks of Love will be donated to the Shower Program at St. Malachi Center in Cleveland. All the excess toiletries were donated to Forbes House in Lake County.

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Euclid High School NJROTC wins overall trophy!


NJROTC Drill Team/Champions!


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Euclid High School's NJROTC Drill Team competed on December 6th, at a Northeastern Drill Meet consisting of 8 other JROTC units and they walked away with the overall trophy! Outstanding job Cadets!

1st Place Armed Platoon Commanded by Cadet Monique Jenkins 
1st Place Unarmed Platoon Commanded by Cadet Dominique Allison 
1st Place Unarmed Exhibition Commanded by Cadet Netanya Lane
2nd Place First Year Squad Commanded by Cadet Jaime Geiger 
3rd Place Varsity Color Guard Commanded by Cadet Elizabeth Clack

1st Place Academic Challenge Cadet's Elizabeth Clack, Dominique Allison, Roy Ady, and Kennedy Johnson 

1st Place Overall Trophy!

Individual Drill Competition

Armed Medals:
1st Place Cadet Mariah Workman 
4th Place Cadet Brennan Cornell 

Unarmed Medals :
2nd Place Cadet Mariah Workman 
3rd Place Cadet Monique Jenkins 
4th Place Cadet Dominique Allison 
6th Place Cadet Netanya Lane 
10th Place Cadet Keshawne Watts 

Commander Morek and I are very proud of your performance and conduct! Hard work, teamwork, and Discipline do pay off! 

OOOOOO-RAAAAH ! SgtMaj Rethage

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Chris McGrath Honored with Community Service Award


Our Lady of the Lake is proud of "community hero" Chris McGrath

Anyone that works with volunteers knows that often they go about their business of making a difference and assisting others relatively unnoticed. Well that just changed for Chris McGrath when he received the Community Service Award from Euclid Hospital.

Chris accepted the award surrounded by family, friends and those that have benefited from his hard work over the years. Some of those that have benefited from Chris' dedication include:

Villa Angela-St. Joseph High school where Chris graduated in 1969,

St. Christine Church and Our Lady of the Lake Church where Chris serves as a Eucharistic Minister, Usher and a member of the Parish Life Committe.

Collinwood neighborhood where Chris and his wife, Linda, have lived for 30 years. It is there they raised their children, Erin, Katie and Matthew and enjoy their grandchildren Liam and Regan.

When he is home, McGrath focuses on many community initiatives including Block Watch, assisting neighbors with housing issues, and working to keep his community safe by checking on his neighbors and keeping an eye on vacant homes. He also serves on the Board at the Collinwood Recreation Center.

“When I heard about this award, I was very humbled,” McGrath said. “It actually brought tears to my eyes.”

In typical fashion, McGrath recognized the many others who do so much for the community. In particular, he spoke of fellow Viking parent and longtime volunteer Jim Tobin, who played an integral part in McGrath’s quick treatment for the stroke he suffered over a year ago.

Although the things that McGrath does while volunteering are useful, most people would agree that it is the great love for his community that he demonstrates while serving that makes him special. Chris acts as an ambassador for all of the organizations that he serves.   He continues to be committed to making Euclid where he works and Collinwood where he lives safer, friendlier places, all the while providing a great example for others and encouraging those around him to do the same.

So we at Our Lady of the Lake Church add our congratulations and heartfelt thanks for all that you do, Chris!

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