A huge thank you to Gail Kehres Woodrow for sharing her family's memorabilia.
After several months of public discussion, debate and research, City Council has voted to place 2 ballot issues on the November ballot. Unfortunately, Euclid, like many other cities, has continued to lose funds from the State which has placed us in a deficit budget position and made it impossible to address local capital needs.
At Cleveland Water, we know our drinking water is essential to the quality of life of more than 1.4 million people in 80 communities. That’s why we are committed to providing our customers with safe, high-quality, drinking water that is available at the turn of a tap any hour of the day.
Our water is continuously monitored and tested. In fact, Cleveland Water consistently exceeds the most stringent water quality standards mandated by Federal and State water regulations, and last year was no exception.
This annual report provides an overview of our water quality during the past year. In it, we discuss the source of your water, how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies, and how your water is treated and tested.
Every Cleveland Water customer will receive notice of this report on their bill. However, printed copies can be requested by calling 216-664-2639 or can be viewed and downloaded at www.clevelandwater.com/2017WQR.pdf
For the past 88 years, the City of Euclid has honored and celebrated our Veterans.
This year, as in the past, the City held its annual Memorial Day Parade. Many residents and guests lined the parade route to celebrate, honor, and remember our veterans and active military personnel. Many individuals and entities gathered, too, as parade participants. Veterans, Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, members of her Administration, council members, members of Euclid Safety Forces, and representatives of various community groups, businesses and churches all marched together in a beautiful tribute to our veterans.
As judges of the parade, we would like to thank those who realize the importance of this annual event, especially the Euclid Joint Veterans Council who have made a continued commitment to keep this holiday tradition alive. We also would like to thank the following participants who were awarded participation trophies:
My husband and I attended the May 14 meeting where Council discussed the shortfall of funds the city is experiencing and the need to possibly submit an initiative for the November ballot to ask taxpayers to pay for resurfacing the roads in Euclid.
The capital levy contemplated increasing taxes/propoerrty owner to resurface roads in Euclid. The Council also proposed changing the city charter so that Council would have the power to decide if residents working outside Euclid city limits might continue to enjoy 100% credit towards Euclid taxes for taxes paid to the municipality where they work.
The charter change is seen as a way to make up the budget shortfall Euclid is experiencing due to the state of Ohio dropping its contribuiotn to the Local Government Fund, a fund that has existed since 1934 and was designed to subsidize local governments from state sales tax revenues for local government expenses. The charter change would permanently allow the City Council to decide if residents working outside the city would get 100% credit for paying our taxes where we work. This proposal pits working people living in Euclid who work outside of Euclid against retired people, and people living and working in Euclid and is unfair and undemocratic. If the charter change is adopted, five people on City Council will permanently be able to decide our tax credit, and we will have nothing to say about it.
On May 23rd, Key Bank staff made a difference in the community by volunteering their time at Shore Cultural Centre. Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail welcomed the group before they began their tasks, which included basic maintenance, painting, and gardening. Through help such as this, Shore is able to make strides on many projects and wish to thank Key Bank for their generous help.
While the skies may have appeared daunting, it didn’t stop the fun at the 2018 Euclid Wind Festival on June 16th at beautiful Sims Park. Attendees enjoyed Lolly the Trolley tours to the wind turbines, a rock climbing wall and a zipline, music by Pieces of Eight band, wind-themed arts and crafts, DancEvert performances, Dr. U.R. Awesome bubbles, inflatables, Pickup Stix stiltwalkers, and much more. The event would not have been possible without the support of many sponsors, volunteers, City of Euclid employees and Shore Cultural Centre staff. Thank you to Wind Festival sponsors, Euclid Hospital/Cleveland Clinic, Wm. Sopko & Sons, Co., Stamco Industries, Inc., GPD Group, Infield Chiropractic Clinic, Willowick Market Marathon, Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc., Walter Haverfield LLP, Attorneys at Law, Euclid Preparatory School, Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish, Fedeli Group, to name a few. A complete list of sponsors may be found at www.shoreculturalcentre.com. The Euclid Wind Festival was organized by the City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre. The Euclid Wind Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
This was a great year for Our Lady of the Lake School, with a whole host of experiences and accomplishments. From successful sports teams to academic accomplishments, our students distinguished themselves. And they also made lasting memories, from trips to Niagara Falls and Washington, DC, to sold out performances of Aladdin, school concerts, the Walk-A-Thon, family socials and so much more. The students at OLL School have won prizes, made friends and built lasting bonds. Each year, it's a bittersweet moment as we wish our 8th grade graduates well. But we know we're sending them out in the world prepared for success - and they know they always have a home here at Our Lady of the Lake!
Every year, Our Lady of the Lake celebrates the start of summer with a parish picnic that is a favorite tradition for parishioners and families. The day includes an outdoor Mass, children's games, music, good food and good fellowship, and hundreds of parishioners take part and enjoy this special time together.
Join your neighbors for the “This Is Euclid” Art Walk, Downtown Euclid’s biggest community-led event, which returns on Saturday, September 15th from 2-6pm.
Euclid residents experiencing shoreline erosion can access resources through the Ohio Department of Natural Resources
In mid-June in Eastlake, Ohio Senator Kenny Yuko along with State Representative John Roger and Willowick Mayor Richard Regovich convened a meeting of stakeholders to discuss worsening erosion on Lake Erie. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources’ Scudder Mackey presented on the topic. City of Euclid Planning and Development Director Jonathan Holody attended the meeting and commented, “This is an important and timely issue for lakefront residents. We greatly appreciate Senator Kenny Yuko organizing this conversation.”
If you missed last years Tomato Festival at Cavotta's Garden Center, be sure to mark your calendars and get your tickets for this years festival on Sunday, August 19, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Local chefs will be preparing fabulous dishes using Cavotta's Heirloom Tomatoes, as well as tomato cocktails. Local vendors, live music, raffles and much more! The event is at Cavotta's Garden Center 19603 Nottingham Rd. Cleveland, OH. Tickets are $50 a person and are advance sale only. Call 440-897-1497 to get your tickets before they run out. I can tell you that this is an event you don't want to miss out on. The food and drinks will be amazing as they have in years past. You can dine and listen to music while surrounded by Cavotta's beautiful gardens. Buy your tickets now and enjoy a summer day surrounded by flowers and eating heirloom tomatos.
Are you finding your home is in need of repairs this summer? After two successful workshops early this year, Home Repair Resource Center is returning to the Lakefront Community Center this month. The first class will be on Tuesday, July 17th will review window and screen repair and is FREE to Euclid residents. Make sure your windows are working properly for the rest of the summer and fall with this workshop. You'll even get to use your own hands to take out old glazing, install glass with new glazing, and learn how to fix those pesky, damaged screens. And, find out how to use a heat gun, window points, spline tools, and more. The second workshop on Tuesday, July 24th will cover tuckpointing - if you have crumbling or missing mortar in brick walls, steps, or chimneys, learn how to replace it yourself. Try your hand at using an angle grinder to remove mortar, then learn how to mix it, tint it and replace it. You'll also see how to hold trowels, pointers, and mortar bags like an expert. Join us at one or both of these events on July 17th and 24th from 7-8:30pm at 1 Bliss Lane in Downtown Euclid. For more information and to register, visit http://hrrc-ch.org/
Keep Euclid Beautiful often gets questions about recycling. The Do's and Dont's are different in each state and sometimes vary from city to city. This can make recycling a bit confusing. In this column, Keep Euclid Beautiful will do our best to answer your recycling questions based on the guidelines for the City of Euclid and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.
Marriage advice isn’t something you’d normally expect to hear from Mike Losneck, the CEO at Eaton Family Credit Union. He’s normally pretty reserved.
Chas is the breadwinner and patriarch of the family. He made the money, pays the bills, invests and manages all finances for the household. What happens when he becomes incapacitated or passes? Sara would be overwhelmed and probably turn to her children for help. Have you had the talk with your kids?
Unique yards, gardens, landscaping and landmarks will be on display for the upcoming 2018 Euclid Pond and Garden Tour. This two-day self-guided tour will take place Saturday July 21 from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. with a Special Twilight Tour from 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. On Sunday July 22, the tour runs from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. The City of Euclid and The Euclid Shade Tree Beautification Commission sponsor the event. Corporate sponsors for this year’s tour are: Northeast Factory Direct, Daugherty Construction Inc., and Cropel Group/Dovetail Solar.
Euclid Public Library wants to help you access the world beyond our walls. Stop by the checkout desk today to borrow a mobile hotspot and stay connected to the internet at home and on the road without using your data plan. Mobile hotspots are easy to use and allow your devices like phones, tablets or laptops to connect to the internet through Sprint’s 4G network. Check out mobile hotspots the same way you would a movie, book or CD. There are some restrictions, and hotspots are limited. Visit www.euclidlibrary.org/services/mobilehotspots or stop by the library for more information.
Please join us for what promises to be an exciting and memorable evening with eight-time Emmy Award-winning journalist Romona Robinson on Thursday, July 19 at 6:30 PM in the Lake & Shore Rooms. Romona has been a newscaster in Cleveland for thirty years and is a member of the Press Club of Cleveland’s Hall of Fame. Romona’s recent book, A Dirt Road to Somewhere, will be available to purchase.
Pope Francis urges all Catholics to be a church that goes forth, joyously -- and the parishioners at Our Lady of the Lake are happy to heed the call. Parish volunteers enjoy going out into the community, greeting friends, meeting neighbors and helping to make this corner of the world a more welcoming place. Recently, parish volunteers had a great time at the E. 200th St. Stroll and Walk & Roll E. 185, two community events that have come together to happen on the same day, to encourage people to come out and enjoy our walkable community. With plenty of popcorn, face painting, balloons, chalk art and games, everyone had a great time.
Thank you to Shore Cultural Centre, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, and all our sponsors and volunteers for making the 2018 Euclid Wind Fest a great success! It was a beautiful day to celebrate the winds along the lake, the wind turbines in our industrial corridor, arts, culture and youth activities and bring our community together. At the Wind Fest we had a giant chalk board for folks to answer the prompt “My Dream for Euclid is…” and we got a great variety of positive thoughts and comments that provide continued inspiration for positive action in Euclid.
On Sunday, June 24th, the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival presented Troilus & Cressida at Sims Park. Don't worry if you missed it, they will be back! All are welcome on Friday, July 27th at 7:00 pm to see the Cleveland Shakespeare Festival performance of The Twelfth Night. This performance is part of their 21st season of free outdoor theatre. We are thrilled to welcome them to Euclid and Sims Park.
You will be pleased to know you no longer need an entire file cabinet devoted to Medicare paperwork. Medicare has several electronic resources to help you manage your health care records. I recommend you check out the following options for paperless record-keeping:
HELP Foundation’s Continuing Education Summer Program is in its 46th year providing special education to students ages 3-22. Participants receive a fun, hands-on summer school program with activities that promote socialization along with education to prevent the loss of academic and personal development achieved work during the regular school year.
Imagine Bella's website is getting an update over the summer. We can't wait for you to see it! You can still go to the same address- www.imaginebellaacademy.org. Enrolling now K-5 and Early Kindergarten all summer! Call now for more information- 216-481-1500
Imagine Bella Families came to Party in the Park at Neff Park on Friday, June 15th. Teachers came to pass out popsicles, juice, and water. Teachers and students had fun with bubbles, chalk, and other outdoor games. Imagine Families should stay posted to Dojo for future events throughout the summer. Hope to see you there next time!
Does your child turn 5 after the Kindergarten cut-off date? Stop by Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence to get an Early Kindergarten information kit and learn more about our Early Kindergarten program. Students must pass Early Kindergarten Test and submit a referral from a parent.
Imagine Bella is one of only three schools in Ohio to be recognized this year as a National School of Character. Shout out to the amazing students, parents, and teachers that helped Imagine Bella to earn this distinction. The school also won a Promising Practice for their House System. Be part of a school that celebrates strong academics and character daily! Now enrolling K-5 and Early Kindergarten for students who turn 5 by December 31st.
A Big Invitation to Visit a Tiny Garden
An evening of celebration and discovery; Euclid’s Urban Farm and Garden Night will be held on Wednesday, August 8th, from 5:30-8:00pm. Come out to Veteran’s Combating Child Hunger Farm, an urban farm located at the former St. Robert Church site at Lakeshore Boulevard and East 242nd Street, to explore and celebrate urban agriculture in Euclid. This event is free and open to all; there will be fun activities for children, tastings of locally grown food, and plenty to learn. Mark your calendars and spend a summer evening learning about the urban farming opportunities in Euclid, such as keeping your own bees, hens, or garden. Urban agriculture is a vital aspect to building stronger communities, and its success can be seen throughout the country, the Cleveland area, and right here in Euclid. Let’s celebrate Euclid’s urban farms, home and community gardens, and the current and future urban agriculture pursuits in our city!
Mama Catena's has reopened, thank goodness! I miss their smiling faces and their unparalleled food. The dining room is bigger and better than ever. The menu is bigger and better than ever. The wine list is bigger and better than ever.
How will you be remembered?
She came into the senior center a few times a week. She barely said a word to anyone. As a rule, she intentionally sat by herself. She didn't complain, she never had much to say, and she caused no trouble. She was encouraged, but she never participated in anything that required more of an investment than a hello and a half-hearted smile. Her features were average and her clothing unremarkable. She suddenly quit coming to the center, but nobody really noticed. We learned that she died, alone. Nobody knew her, and nobody missed her.
I am sure this strikes you as incredibly sad. It is, but please let it serve as more than just a gloomy story.
The truth is that no one can make you interact with others. People aren’t going to take you by the hand and force you to get involved and to have fun. No one can compel you to enjoy your life. It’s all up to you.
Roots to Rock with Roots of American Music
The eighth annual International Family Festival will take place at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church on August 9-12 in Euclid on 260th Street.
NOW ENROLLING FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR
In mid-June, Ss. Robert and William Parish hosted a number of events to celebrate their priests.
On Tuesday July 30 and August 27 a free produce give-away will take place in the parking lot of SRW Parish from 4:00pm-6:00pm (or until we run out). It is open to all and the recipient simply needs to sign an income-eligibility form.
We are in the home stretch for the City of Euclid to have brand new tennis courts. The pavement is laid, the nets and fences will soon follow. Once construction is complete there will be 5 full tennis courts and 2 full pickle ball courts available to the community. The Euclid Recreation has altered the tennis programs that were offered through the summer due to the delays in building the new courts. A new tennis program has been created to help compensate for the programs that were delayed due to the construction. The new program will be a Tennis Camp. The Camp will be held through Monday-Thursday, July 23rd-26th from 10am-12: 30 pm. The camp will include an hour of lessons and drills and an hour of matches, both singles and doubles. The price of the Tennis Camp will be Residents $ 35 | Non-Residents $60. This new program will give community members a way to get more active on brand new courts. While expanding the courts, it will give an opportunity for more residents to be able to be apart of the camp and play on the court.