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Giving Back on Two Wheels at "Cranksgiving"


Local cyclists depart from Beachland Ballroom to nearby grocery stores for Cranksgiving
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In addition to events like Cleveland Critical Mass, as the area’s bicycle continuously grows, creative events to promote bicycles and their presence on our roadways are held.  On a mild, rainy Saturday morning in November, nearly 50 local cyclists gathered at the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland for the third annual “Cranksgiving.”  It is a nationally renowned bicycle event that usually takes place the Saturday before Thanksgiving.  Cleveland is one of 70 cities nationwide that hosts this event, including Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and Washington, DC. 

The objective of the event was to spend up to $15 on canned goods and non-perishables and bicycle 15 total miles to local grocery stores.  The travel itinerary included grocery stores in Cleveland’s North Collinwood neighborhood, most of Euclid’s local grocery stores, and as far east as Shoregate Shopping Center in Willowick.  This included both Dave’s Supermarket locations along Lakeshore Boulevard, Shwebel’s Bakery Outlet on E. 200th Street, and Giant Eagle in Willowick.  This was the third year in a row Cranksgiving happened, and was the first time that Cranksgiving came to the northeastern side of town.  Last year it took place in Cleveland’s West Park neighborhood, which also encompassed Fairview Park, Rocky River, and Lakewood. 

 “We organize the event each year not only for the cycling community to help feed hungry families during the holiday season,” says Jeffrey Sugalski, the Cranksgiving coordinator through the local bicycle nonprofit Bike Cleveland, about the general purpose of Cranksgiving.  Cyclists bought generous amounts of food to be split among local hunger centers within the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland.  Cranksgiving was successful with raising an estimated value of $2,500 in food.

“It is also to demonstrate that cyclists can do many of the things that motorists do, including grocery shop on one of the busiest shopping days of the year,” says Sugalski about the importance Cranksgiving is to Cleveland’s growing bicycle community.  This is important as commuting by bicycle is becoming a popular means of commuting in major cities nationwide.  It is also an opportunity for cyclists to give back to the community and provide food for those less fortunate while giving thanks. 

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:53 PM, 12.09.2014

4th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration

A much anticipated Euclid holiday tradition returns with the 4th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration taking place on Friday, December 5, 2014. The event will be held from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Triangle Park, which is located in front of the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., in Downtown Euclid. This festive event features horse drawn wagon rides, free activities and crafts for children, along with the lighting of the holiday tree and free visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A Holiday Church Choir Concert will be held in the auditorium, and the Holiday Bistro on the lower level of Shore will be serving a wide variety of foods for dine-in or to go. Exciting new features this year include a Holiday Magic Show and an Ice Sculptor. The City of Euclid, Shore Cultural Centre, and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce are proud to present this very special holiday event and are pleased to have K & D Management LLC and Leff Electric as Presenting Sponsors, and Gold Star Sponsor Dr. Paul Infield. Special activity sponsors include Holiday Concert: Euclid Hospital, Ice Sculpture: D & S Automotive, Sleigh Ride: Sims Buick GMC, Santa and Mrs. Claus: Action CARSTAR, Magic of the Holidays: Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish, Holiday Bistro: The Carlson Insurance Agency. Silver Snowflake Sponsors are Our Lady of the Lake, North Point Apartments, The Manor of Euclid, and the Help Foundation. For more information visit online www.shoreculturalcentre.com/holiday or call 216-289-8578.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:53 PM, 12.09.2014

Caring Starts Here



You are never too young to take action to make your community better. At Our Lady of the Lake, students learn about social justice from an early age, and engaged learners get in and do something about it. We're so proud of these preschool kids for their great work collecting canned foods for families in need. Caring for each other makes us all feel good!

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:53 PM, 12.09.2014

UpStage Players' Musical Auditions

Auditions for UpStage Players' performance of Once on This Island will be January 3 and 4, 2015.

WHO: Children ages 7-15 can audition for the production.

WHEN: January 3 and 4, 2015 at 10 a.m.

WHERE: 17109 Lakeshore Blvd., Collinwood/Cleveland 

This is the Cleveland Public Library Nottingham-Memorial Branch (which is the former Villa Angela High School). Pull around to the left side of the building towards the back. Plenty of free parking.

WHAT TO BRING: Water bottle and a great attitude!

HOW TO PREPARE: 

   * Choose a song from a Broadway musical. 

   * Practice singing every day.

   * Make eye contact when singing.

   * Remember to use facial expressions!

   * Everyone wants you to do your best, so relax...

   * Take a deep breath and SING YOUR BEST!

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:50 PM, 12.09.2014

Investment and Jobs Going Into Euclid’s Industrial Corridor


The first building at Bluestone Business Park is now home to Guardian Technologies.

Much activity can be seen in Euclid’s Industrial Corridor - from private investment to major public infrastructure improvements.   

Just off East 260th Street, Guardian Technologies has become the second tenant to move into Bluestone Business Park.  The company leased approximately 48,000 square feet in the first building at Bluestone for their new corporate headquarters and distribution operations.  

Guardian Technologies is a leading manufacturer of air purification systems.  The company will bring 25 – 35 jobs to Euclid.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:52 PM, 12.09.2014

Police Mini Station Activities



New activities are scheduled this fall and winter at the Euclid Police Mini Station, 20001 Euclid Avenue. Classes after school and over winter break are being offered, and tutoring for children and adults is scheduled by appointment. Take advantage of Strategies for Overcoming Testing Anxieties, Tai Chi for children and adults with special needs, Music Theory, and Beginning Acting. A new program called S.H.E. Inc. (Striving for Honorable Excellence) held its first meeting in November at the mini station. This program features classes for girls in building confidence, meeting goals, etiquette, and inner and outer beauty. For details on all classes and programs, call 216-481-5486.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:52 PM, 12.09.2014

6 Tips to Help Grieving Kids Survive the Holidays


Diane Snyder Cowan, Director of the Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center

Children are “Forgotten Grievers"

Grieving children experience conflicting emotions during the holiday season. Excitement about presents and parties are coupled with the sadness of knowing they cannot share these special traditions with their deceased loved one.

“Family traditions may have changed since the death. It may seem like nothing is the same as it used to be or everything is the same, except that their special person is missing,” said Diane Snyder Cowan, Director of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Elisabeth Severance Prentiss Bereavement Center.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:50 PM, 12.09.2014

Euclid Hunger Center: As Local as You Can Get

Want to keep your holiday donation local while ensuring it has the most impact? The Euclid Hunger Center (EHC) serves Euclid residents in need. You cannot get more local than that! 

The EHC is in the final weeks of its year-end fundraising effort and is in danger of falling short of the funds needed to operate. While the food distributed to clients is provided through grants and local food drives, the operating costs for keeping the doors open exceed $40,000 per year. The EHC relies on the generosity of local “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” to help it remain a valuable resource to those who find themselves in need.

The Center, located in Room 17 of Shore Cultural Centre serves more than 650 households each month in a “choice pantry” format. This means that clients can choose the foods they prefer from designated food groups rather than receiving a pre-packaged bag. Clients may receive assistance once a month by providing proof of Euclid residency and proof of family size. 

EHC is fortunate to have a part-time manager who works with a dedicated group of volunteers to ensure the smooth process for the neighbors who come seeking food assistance. However, the Center needs a few more volunteers, especially someone who can lift up to 40 pounds, has a valid driver’s license and is available to do food pickups on Wednesday mornings beginning at 7:15 a.m. and finishing by 10:30 a.m. Similar volunteer opportunities are available on Tuesdays, but with more flexible hours.

Are you the volunteer we’re looking for? Please contact Grace Wright at euclidhungercenter@gmail.com or call (216) 731-3329.

Want to make a donation? You can do that online at www.euclidhungercenter.com or make a check to Euclid Hunger Center, P.O. Box 23446, Euclid, OH 44123. Thank you!

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:47 PM, 12.09.2014

Euclid Central wins Play 60 for the second consecutive year



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Brown and orange gear filled the Central Middle School gym yesterday afternoon as the Cleveland Browns came to recognize students for logging more than 2.2 million minutes of physical activity.  For six weeks, (Sept. 29-Nov. 7) Central Middle School students engaged in physical activity to log the most minutes in the greater-Cleveland area. The Browns PLAY 60 Challenge, in partnership with the American Heart Association, University Hospitals, the American Dairy Association Mideast, and Fuel Up to PLAY 60 is a six-week program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that provides schools additional opportunities to help students be active and healthy throughout the school day. 

So five Browns players ventured to Central to honor the victors. Relay races, a dance-off and a chocolate milk toast made Tuesday an unforgettable event. Defensive back Johnson Bademosi, long snapper Christian Yount, Browns linebackers Keith Pugh and Chris Kirksey and wide receiver Kevin Cone showed Central students their dance moves. 

This year marks a second consecutive win for Central Middle School and a third consecutive win for physical education teacher John Yuha. The top male student Joe Junkey logged more than 12,000 minutes and Kendra Stephens the top female student logged more than 11,000 minutes. 

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 12.09.2014

Around the Euclid Schools District


Several Team Inspire (6th grade) students were honored in a Thumbs Up celebration on Friday afternoon for consistently making us Panther Proud by turning in homework, having no missing assignments, and being referral free this quarter.
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All of our schools have been busy during the first 60 days of school. Here is a look at some of the fun events from around the district. 

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 12.09.2014

Instant College Admittance Day



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The days of agonizing for months while waiting for a college acceptance letter to arrive are over! Instant College Admittance Day allowed over 110 Euclid High School students to apply and earn acceptance to college during their school day. Lake Erie College, Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University, Kent State University, Lakeland Community College, and Cuyahoga Community College interviewed and accepted EHS students on the spot, thanks to the Guidance Department.

Lake Erie College alone had 17 applications and admitted 12 students. Those 12 students received over $100,000 of scholarships! It is programs like Instant College Admittance that allow us to "see the excitement on our students faces the moment they find out their acceptance status," EHS Guidance Counselor Katie Gonakis explains. Events like this, "give students the confidence to pursue higher education."

For more information on the Euclid High School and the students that are gaining acceptance to colleges and universities, visit the Euclid High School Facebook page.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 12.09.2014

Forest Park Gives Back



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Forest Park is celebrating another successful year of giving back to the Euclid community. This year, students donated over 1,000 items to the Euclid Hunger Center. Out top donating homerooms were: Ms. Henry (320 items), Ms. Shamblen (132 items), Ms. Kaiser (102 items) and Ms. Trapp (106 items). Thank you to the Forest Park Student Council for organizing the event and for everyone that made a donation! To learn more about the Euclid Hunger Center and how you can help visit:http://www.euclidhungercenter.com/.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 12.09.2014

Forest Park Students Nominated for BGSU Honors Band



Tashae Lukerson (8th grade) and Kiana Sims (7th grade) were nominated by band teacher, Mrs. Leyrer, to attend the BGSU Honors Band. There were over 200 students from all over Ohio chosen to be in the groups. Students practiced all day with guest conductors from Vandercook College of Music and Tennessee before performing in the Honors Band concert the same evening.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:43 PM, 12.09.2014

Staying Centered at Our Lady of the Lake

Our Lady of the Lake second graders, under the direction of Miss Zbiegien, spent some time outdoors this year engaged in centering prayer.  Centering prayer gives the person praying the chance to simply be quiet and happy in God’s presence. Nothing is said, all one has to do is focus on God and His great love for us. In our busy world, learning how to quiet ourselves can be a real challenge.  As you can see, the children are doing a great job!  During the hustle bustle of this season, it's important to remember the things that keep us grounded, and give us peace.  If you know a second grader from Our Lady of the Lake School, ask them to show you how to pray like this.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:36 PM, 12.09.2014

Sharing Gratitude at Our Lady of the Lake



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Kindergarten through 4th Grade students at Our Lady of the Lake held a special Thanksgiving prayer service in November. They shared their gratitude by building a Thanksgiving Tree at the front of the church, decorated with dozens of leaves, each one listing a special thought about how grateful our students are for the abundance in their lives, and the gift of family, friends and community.  It's a very special reflection at this time of year. These wonderful kids are truly something to be thankful for!

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:36 PM, 12.09.2014

Sixth Grade Rocks at Our Lady of the Lake



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As part of an enriched curriculum, Our Lady of the Lake School takes advantage of some of Cleveland's array of cultural offerings, to offer their students new educational opportunities. The sixth graders at Our Lady of the Lake recently enjoyed an insightful fieldtrip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.  Their adventure began with an interesting class entitled “The Message: the Birth of Hip-Hop Culture.”  This historical and musical journey started in the 1970’s in the Bronx, New York.  The students could follow the early musicians with their themes of social justice.  They enjoyed listening to the music and seeing how the innovative technology of the time challenged traditional music.

After the class, the students explored the Hall of Fame exhibits.  They were delighted to see and hear familiar items and were surprised by all the new things they discovered.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:36 PM, 12.09.2014

Rest Stops on the Journey of Faith



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Retreats can be a wonderful time to reflect and share with a faith community, bringing members closer both in their spiritual relationships and to each other. In November, 35 members of Our Lady of the Lake Parish participated in an 8-week retreat entitled, “Praying with St. Ignatius, “ lead by a team from the Jesuit Retreat House.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:36 PM, 12.09.2014

SRW Kindergartners Showcase


The Kindergartners showcase their talents at SRW's traditional Thanksgiving performance which was held at the lower school's Night of Learning.


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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:32 PM, 12.09.2014

SRW School Offers Advaced Classes in Algebra and Spanish to Prepare Students for the Next Step in Education



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Many area high schools are offering programs in advanced math classes to eighth grade elementary students. Qualifying students are invited to enroll in a freshman level Algebra class. They attend this class at the high school with freshman students, to earn high school credit. It is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in pursuing higher level math courses such as calculus and statistics when actually attending high school after graduation at the elementary level.         

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:32 PM, 12.09.2014

SRW Parish Calendar of Holiday Events

December 10, 2014           SRW Holiday Story Hour “The Polar Express” at the Euclid Public Library 6:30 p.m. (Registration at the Library is required)  

December 15, 2014           SRW School Christmas Concert 6:30 pm in the Church

December 16, 2014           The “Banquet” Free Community Meal 5:15 p.m. in the Upper Hall

December 24, 2014           Christmas Eve Masses 4:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.                      

December 25, 2014           Christmas Masses 7:00 a.m. 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

December 31, 2014           Solemnity of Mary Mass 4:00 p.m.

January 1, 2015                Solemnity of Mary Masses 9:00 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.

January 10, 2015              5 Year Anniversary Celebration  

January 25, 2015              Catholic School’s Week Opens with Mass at 11:00 a.m.

SRW School Open House 12:00 p.m.

January 27, 2015              The “Banquet” Free Community Meal at 5:15 p.m. in the Upper Hall

January 28, 2015              SRW School Open House 6:30 p.m.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:32 PM, 12.09.2014

SRW Collect Perishables


SRW School Students collect perishables which will be donated to the Euclid Hunger Center.


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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:32 PM, 12.09.2014

Imagine Bella Goes to Camp


25 Imagine Bella 3rd graders get ready to hit the road
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25 Imagine Bella 3rd grade students went camping in October for an unforgettable trip! Imagine Bella students shared the adventure with 3rd graders from 5 other Imagine campuses throughout Ohio.  

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 PM, 12.09.2014

Imagine Bella Halloween Festivities


Ms. Ianni's 2nd grade success group door winner
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Imagine Bella cannot say thank you enough to our amazing parents and families! Over 80 families donated candy, parents volunteered to pass out candy in our parade, and even more families attended to join in the festivities. Imagine Bella students and staff dressed in costume and you can see many great photos of the event on Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence’s Facebook page.

2014 Halloween door decorating contest winners were Ms. Figueroa’s 5th grade class (third floor) and Ms. Ianni’s 2nd grade success group (second floor).

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 PM, 12.09.2014

No Shave November at Imagine Bella


Mr. L, Principal Dutt, Mr. Williams, and Mr. Fiore participate in No Shave November at Imagine Bella

No Shave November was created to raise awareness for Men’s cancer issues, but has expanded to cover cancer in all forms. Several male staff from Imagine Bella took part in this campaign.

According to the No Shave November website, "The goal of No-Shave November is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free.  Donate the money you usually spend on shaving and grooming for a month to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle."

Check out http://www.no-shave.org/ to learn more and join us next year!

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 PM, 12.09.2014

Cheer Champions

Congratulations to the Lake Erie Sharks Cheerleaders for winning in the Termite Division of the Cleveland Muny League Cheerleading Competition. Lake Erie Sharks Cheerleaders include first grader, Faith Beckham. Way to go Faith!

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 PM, 12.09.2014

Imagime Bella - Upcoming Dates

Winter Break- December 22, 2014-January 2, 2015

First day back in 2015- Monday, January 5, 2015

Thursday, January 15, 2015- Quarter 2 Ends

Friday, January 16, 2015- No school

Monday, January 19, 2015- No school

January 20- Quarter 3 Begins

January 20-23- Evening Conferences

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:28 PM, 12.09.2014

Ask an Officer



Question: There have been a few burglaries in my neighborhood and I would like to know where to locate crime prevention information to help me keep my home safer?

Answer from Kate McLaughlin, Community Policing Unit: There are several things residents can do to help keep their homes and neighborhoods safer.  Contacting the Community Policing Unit at 216-289-8449 is a place to start.  Our unit offers crime prevention information, statistics on crime for your area, and a home security checklist. Community Policing will also help residents set up Neighborhood Block Watch.  Many of our resources are located on the Euclid Police Department page of the City of Euclid’s website.  Residents just need to click on Community Policing under the Police Menu.  

Residents can also find information on the Euclid Police Department Facebook page, which is being utilized to post information that impacts crime prevention, or can assist in the identification and apprehension of suspects.  Some Facebook posts include details of current arrests or fraudulent activities in the community, and upcoming events or programs. 

Residents are also encouraged to join Nextdoor.com, a social network that is restricted to your neighborhood and allows communication with each other, as well as nearby neighborhoods.  Euclid Police are able to post the weekly crime blotter and other crime prevention information, but the police department cannot monitor neighborhood posts. 

Other organizations that provide crime prevention information include The Ohio Crime Prevention Association which offers numerous resources, training, and membership to any interested person, and can be found at http://www.ocpa-oh.org/; and The National Crime Prevention Association which also offers resources and can be found at http://www.ncpc.org/topics. 

Here are some tips to get started in protecting your home.  Make sure all windows are closed and locked.  Make sure all doors are closed and locked, and invest in quality locks. Keep all small valuables such as jewelry and cash in a well-secured safe.  Trim all ground shrubs below window level, and trim all tree branches so that the lowest branches are above window level.  Install motion sensor lights on your house or garage, and put solar lights in your yard.

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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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:25 PM, 12.09.2014

During this Season of Giving, Father Scott Goodfellow Shares His Life Giving Story of Being a Bone Marrow Donor


Fr. Scott Goodfellow with Fr. John Betters, Pastor Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish

“Not all stem cells are bad. We hear often in the media about the use of embryonic stem cells, which we, as defenders of life from the moment of conception, are right to find morally objectionable since harvesting these cells results in the destruction of the life of the human embryo. But there are many other kinds of stem cells other than embryonic ones, and these can be used for a lot of good”, states Fr. Scott Goodfellow.

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Volume 5, Issue 11, Posted 10:25 PM, 12.09.2014

Big "Z" in the Big "E"



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Euclid High School student-athletes were visited by retired Cleveland Cavalier, Zydrunas Ilgauskas. Big Z answered questions, had a three-point shooting contest, and took selfies with students. Mr. Ilgauskas shared how important both fundamentals and education are to successful athletes. A special thanks to Boys Basketball Coach Javier Collins for organizing this inspiring event.

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:18 PM, 11.17.2014

Atlas Cinemas Brings the 2014 Ohio Independent Film Festival to Euclid



Atlas Cinemas, your locally owned and operated theaters, along with Indeoendent Pictures is proud to present the 21st annual Ohio Independent Film Festival. Over a period of four days from November 6th through the 9th, the festival includes truly independent features and shorts in all genres from around the world. All four days of the festival will take place at the historic Lakeshore 7 cinema here in Euclid. The Lake Theater opened in 1949 as a single screen venue and remained popular as a neighborhood house for many years. The Lake was always considered a step above many other neighborhood houses. Eventually the Lake grew from one screen, to three, to seven. This historic building, now called the Atlas Cinemas Lakeshore 7, will take you back a few years while offering all the modern conveniences you come to expect. The Ohio Independent Film Festival is proud to partner with Atlas Cinemas to give you the best possible viewing experience of the best independent films from around the world.

Last year's event brought the unique blend of independent film to the Euclid theater for the first time. After everyone involved had an excellent experience, Atlas Cinemas and Independent Pictures immediately started to plan a return for this year. With 12 feature length films and over 40 shorts, this years festival brings a mix of local, regional and international talent to the screen. Along with all this amazing content for festival goers to experience, Independent Pictures has also planned several Q&A sessions with filmmakers and a special panel discussion after the important documentary "Project: Ice" which is scheduled to aire Saturday, November 8th at 8pm on the BIG Screen in XXDXP. Programs of features and shorts that run an hour and a half to two hours each are being sold for $10 per program. Tickets can be purchased at the theater or online at www.atlascinemas.net Independent Pictures is also selling VIP passes that will get you unlimited shows at the festival for just $75. For more information, visit www.ohiofilms.com

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:18 PM, 11.17.2014

Car Raffle Winners



Thanks to Rick Case Honda in Euclid, the Euclid Athletic Boosters were able to raffle off a three-year lease on a 2014 Honda Accord (or the cash equivalent value). 

The winning tickets for the car raffle were pulled by Homecoming Queen Nicole Hughes. 

Car Raffle Ticket Winners: 
Grand Prize Winner: Lynn Phillips (ticket sold by the Girls Basketball team)
Second Prize Winner: Lauren Elliot (ticket sold by Mike D'Arcy)
Third Prize Winner: John Clapacs 
Fourth Prize Winner: Joe Valenza 
Fifth Prize Winner: Jeanette Collins 

Congratulations to the winners. A huge thank you to everyone who purchased a ticket, your support for our students is greatly appreciated. Go Panthers!

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:18 PM, 11.17.2014

Recher Hall Thanksgiving Jam Session

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

November is the month of Thanksgiving so Recher Hall will have a jam session in their club room for all to celebrate this past year. Bring your instruments, food will be available, and join in the celebration.

Free admission

Jam session starts at 6 PM

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:19 PM, 11.17.2014

Euclid Holiday Celebration 2014


Mark your calendar for the Euclid Holiday Celebration on December 5th, 5 to 9 pm. 


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A much anticipated Euclid holiday tradition returns with the 4th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration taking place on Friday, December 5, 2014!  The event will be held from 5 to 9 pm at Triangle Park, which is located in front of the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., in Downtown Euclid. This festive event features horse drawn sleigh rides, holiday carolers, free activities and crafts for children, along with the lighting of the holiday tree and free visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus!  A free Holiday Concert will be held in the auditorium, and a Holiday Bistro on the lower level of Shore will be serving a wide variety of foods for dine-in or to go. Exciting new features this year include a Holiday Magic Show and an Ice Sculptor. The City of Euclid, Shore Cultural Centre, and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce are proud to present this very special holiday event and are pleased to have K & D Manaement LLC, and Leff Electric as Presenting Sponsors. For more information visit online www.shoreculturalcentre.com/holiday or call 216-289-8578.

4th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration

  • Admission is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!
  • Join in the festivities from 5pm-9pm:
  • FREE indoor kids crafts and activities
  • Visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus will begin at 6:45pm.
  • FREE indoor Magic of the Holiday show at 7pm and 7:45pm
  • Tasty treats including hot cocoa, cookies and kettle corn
  • Live Ice Sculpting
  • FREE Holiday concert featuring area churches at 7pm in the Auditorium.
  • Holiday Bistro located on the lower level of Shore serving a full array of food—Dine in or to-go!
  • Horse drawn sleigh rides just $2 for adults, $1 for kids 12 and under, ages 5 and under FREE
  • Carolers strolling throughout the park

Meet us at outside at 6 pm for the Tree Lighting Ceremony, music and the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by sleigh! 

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:19 PM, 11.17.2014

From the desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik

Dear Friends:

It’s that time of the year when those beautiful leaves start falling to the ground. The City of Euclid’s Public Service Department has begun curbside leaf collection. You can keep updated on the location of leaf collection crews and their anticipated daily progress by going to the homepage of our website, www.cityofeuclid.com or by calling the Service Department at 216-289-2800. Please remember to place leaves on the treelawn, not in the street.  Also, do not put anything other than leaves in the piles as it may damage the machines and delay progress.

The Euclid Joint Veterans Council will have their annual Veteran’s Day ceremony on Tuesday, November 11th at City Hall at 11am. I hope you will attend to honor those who have and continue to faithfully serve our country.

On Saturday, November 15th we will have a Community Shred Day. Euclid residents can bring items to the John Piscitello Service Garage, 25500 Lakeland Blvd between 9am and noon.

God Bless and let us all be thankful for what we have.

Mayor Bill Cervenik

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Volume 5, Issue 10, Posted 4:01 PM, 11.17.2014

Business and Community Leaders Updated over Breakfast with Euclid Mayor


Sidewalk improvements in Downtown Euclid were one of many projects highlighted by the Mayor at the Mayor’s Breakfast on October 16th.

Business leaders, community organizations, and city officials received an in-depth update on the affairs of the city at the annual “Breakfast with the Mayor” event on October 16, 2014. The event was sponsored by the Euclid Chamber of Commerce and took place at Euclid Hospital.           

In his presentation, Mayor Bill Cervenik covered topics ranging from improvements of city services, to partnerships to improve the quality of life for Euclid residents and businesses. 

The Mayor discussed steps being taken at City Hall to improve management and reduce expenses. For example, an employee healthcare strategy has been developed to decrease costs by promoting healthier lifestyles. 

Regionalism was also identified as a way to reduce costs and improve services. Details were provided on the lease of the Euclid jail to Cuyahoga County, and the combination of the city’s SWAT unit with other nearby departments to form the EDGE police tactical team.

The recent high ranking by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) of the Euclid Fire Department was highlighted as an indication of the professionalism and competency of the Euclid safety forces. The improvement in the City rating is important since a better classification can mean lower insurance premiums for homeowners and businesses in Euclid.

Important capital projects were discussed such as improvements to Downtown Euclid, where new sidewalks and curbs were recently installed. The second phase of the E. 222nd Street Corridor was also highlighted, as well as the roadway construction to take place on Tungsten Road next year.

Euclid has been working to attract and retain businesses, and the Mayor emphasized some examples of business activity in Euclid. For example, Remedi SeniorCare and Guardian Technologies have moved into the new building at Bluestone Business Park.

Major setbacks were not ignored. The Mayor discussed the unfortunate news that University Hospitals will consolidate its administrative offices outside of Euclid in 2015. The city is responding by helping to identify a new user for the Euclid Avenue site. The city is also conducting business visits and a survey in partnership with the Euclid Chamber of Commerce to identify ways to assist and serve existing businesses. 

The presentation concluded with highlights of the many special events held over the past year, such as the Summer at Sims Concert Series, the Euclid Wind Festival, and the Holiday Lighting Ceremony. Finally, the Mayor’s Breakfast ended with congratulations to Euclid Hospital President Dr. Mark Froimson for his service and moving Euclid Hospital forward. Dr. Froimson will be leaving Euclid Hospital for a new role in the healthcare field. 

As always, the good food and presentation at this year’s “Breakfast with the Mayor” event allowed attendees to start their day well-fed and informed. For information on future Chamber events, please visit www.euclidchabmer.com.    

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Progressive Volunteers Make a Difference at Shore Cultural Centre


Volunteers from Progressive repairing seats, and cleaning, in the Shore Cultural Centre auditorium.

October 22nd Shore Cultural Centre was fortunate to have employees from the Progressive Insurance IT Enterprise Project Management Office volunteer their time to assist with a wide variety of tasks. Approximately 60 employees worked on painting, cleaning, carpentry, decorating and administrative projects in the building from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  This marks the third year their efforts have a made a positive difference in the building. Shore Cultural Centre would like to thank Progressive project leader Becca Rice, and everyone that took part that day. 

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Holiday Shopping at Mary Mavec


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Looking for a reasonably-priced, interesting holiday gift or decoration? Come and visit the Mary Mavec Opportunity School any Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday, 10am-1pm, for a wide selection of items created by the clients including ornaments, wind chimes, ceramic plates and magnets, vases, garden stones, plaques, decorative boxes, framed art. We even have some spider webs for Halloween.  All Around Town books are available for $28 each. Mary Mavec Opportunity School is located at 21701 Lake Shore Blvd. For additional information, call 216/731-4666.

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Euclid Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 54th Concert Season

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new concert season on November 2nd at the Shore Cultural Centre. The program, under the direction of J.D. Goddard, will play an array of music that ranged Mozart to Beethoven.

The Orchestra is readying itself for their annual Christmas Concert which will be performed on Sunday, December 7, 2014 at 3:00p.m.  This particular concert hands the Christmas spirit right to its audience members through their musical selections and a partnership/performance with students from Lakeshore Dance.

Tickets are $8 pre-sale and $10 at the door (cash only); children under 12 are free when accompanied by a paying adult.  They 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.

The Christmas concert will be followed by performances on March 8, 2015 and May 3, 2015.

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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