On Friday, October 27th nearly fifty planning professionals toured the City of Euclid as part of a conference workshop hosted by the Cleveland chapter of the American Planning Association.
This past month, we had the opportunity to showcase Euclid to a number of visiting groups. I was proud to be able to share what is happening in Euclid and brag about our community assets, new investment, and the progress we are making.
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A much anticipated holiday tradition returns with the 6th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration taking place on Friday, December 1 2017. 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 entertainment, activities and crafts for children, along with the lighting of the holiday tree and 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. We are excited to have the Ice Sculptor return to create festive art during the event. The City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre are proud to present this very special holiday event and are pleased to have Euclid Hospital as our Silver Sponsor, along with the support of many other community businesses and organizations. For information about how you can become a sponsor of this wonderful community festival, and for more event details, visit online at www.shoreculturalcentre.com/holiday or call 216-289-8578.
The Chamber Bright Stars for 2017 were recognized on Thursday, October 26th at the semi-annual Chamber Leadership meeting and tenth annual Chamber Bright Star Awards presentation of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) at the JACK Thistledown Racino.
Patience and persistence are often required in order to get complex insurance matters resolved. When you have questions or concerns, you can make things a little easier by following these tips.
Join us for some family holiday fun on November 18th at the Euclid Family YMCA for our first annual flag football turkey bowl. Team registration is $30 and you must have a minimum of 7 players and maximum of 10 players on your team. Teams provide their own uniforms and must be the same color. Players must be 18 or over. This will be a single elimination tournament. Registration deadline is November 11th, so please register as soon as possible. For more information or questions about this event please contact the branch at 216-731-7454
Empowerment: “The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.” As HELP Foundation’s many supporters know; we strive to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities each and every day. To us, empowerment is job training and employment with fair pay, continuous education, living as independently as possible, and contributing to the community.
Our 2017-2018 workshop season started off with a Floral Watercolor workshop with award winning local artist, Cathy Welner, on Saturday, October 7. WOW! What a great workshop.....we learned so much. There were 12 participants from all over Ohio and even from Michigan. Linda and Terry travelled all the way from Loudenville....getting up at 4:30am to arrive on time....as did Yogesh, who drove in from Auburn, MI. Our youngest member Emma, a sophomore in high school, participated, too. Cathy started the class by generously handing out several quality prints of her floral artworks that we could use as reference and, of course, frame later if we wanted. Cathy shared many of her original paintings with us....all so beautiful.
The Euclid Art Association’s October meeting featured the artistic talents of Christine Weigand, demonstrating Painting with Cut Paper. Her unique artwork was also featured on PBS IdeaStream’s Applause. As an introduction to her artwork, Christine, with the help of her husband, set up the Applause video for us to view....see link below. It’s well worth viewing, as it shows her various cut paper ‘paintings’, from landscapes to architecture to animals and more. You will be amazed at what she creates with cut paper. We all were!
Well, what is archeology? According to the Society for American Archaeology, “Archeology is the study of ancient and recent human past through material remains. Archaeology analyzes the physical remains of the past in pursuit of broad and comprehensive understanding of human culture. Artifacts are objects made or used by people that are analyzed by archaeologists to obtain information about the peoples who make and used them.”
Imagine Bella's fall festival had an awesome turn out with crafts, games, food and the haunted house! Thank you for everyone who volunteered or attended to make the night a success. We can't wait to do it again next year!
Thanks to all the staff, students, and families that attended our skating party at the end of September!
First grade students traveled to Metroparks Environmental Learning Center for a field trip in October. Students learned about motion and made rockets, moved on scooters, and more. Outside students went digging for fossils and made their own fossils. Check out the first graders in action in these photos.
Our Lady of the Lake wishes all of our friends, neighbors, families and partners a very happy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for our the talented, dedicated teachers in our school, our wonderful, engaged families, our faithful family of parishioners, and all the wonderful partners we work with. This Thanksgiving, we are thankful to be part of this wonderful community!
On October 26, Fr Joe offered a special blessing to the newly elected student council at Our Lady of the Lake. We are proud of these young people, and all the good work they are doing on behalf of their school and community.
In this season of Thanksgiving, it’s important to take time to remember what gifts we’ve been given, and how we can share them. At Our Lady of the Lake, we’re committed the Catholic values of service and giving, through our parish and through all the good works of the Catholic Church. We are invited to care for all the people in our community, to stand for principals of Catholic social justice, and to be caring stewards. We do this work year-round, through our many ministries – from our Baby Corner to our food pantry, providing services to the homebound and caring for the sick, lifting up people suffering loss and bereavement and celebrating new families, in good times and bad. That’s why, at the end of November, we are happy to participate in the We Give Catholic online day of giving. On November 28, we take 24 hours to recognize all the good work we do when we give to our parish. We support our ministries, we support our mission of Catholic education, and we support the important anchor that Our Lady of the Lake has been and will continue to be in this community. Join us on November 28 at www.olleuclid.org and be part of the fun as We Give Catholic!
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Kindergarten had an amazing time at Hillside Orchards! They learned about how apples are grown, doughnuts are made, and saw the apple orchards. Then they took a hay ride and sampled some apple cider, apples, and a doughnut. Check out the photos from their field trip.
In this season we spend time thinking of all that we have to be thankful for – but we also know people who are experiencing hardship. The parishioners at Our Lady of the Lake have those people in their hearts and minds when they support their Prayer Shawl Ministry.
When I think of our youth, what immediately comes to mind is walking in the street, challenging motorists, disrespect of people and property and outright anger coupled with vulgarity. I often hear from the residents, what can be done about the youth as they shake their head? While this may be the case with some youth, I have another viewpoint from my personal experience this summer.
The Euclid Symphony Orchestra will host their annual holiday concert on Dec. 3 at the Shore Cultural Centre, featuring holiday music and a dance performance from students at Lakeshore Dance and Gymnastics.
The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre will continue its presentation of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle with a readers theatre production of Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, the third play in Wilson’s highly acclaimed work, Monday, November 27 at 7:00pm on the stage of Shore Auditorium. The first and second plays of the cycle were presented by Shore in September and October.
Dust off your spatulas, it’s time for our annual cookie baking contest on Saturday, November 11 sponsored by our Friends of the Library! Contestants can drop off their entries between 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM. Judging will begin promptly at 1:00, and winners will be announced at 2:30 PM. Contestants will win two prizes for each category, the first prize of $50 and the second prize of $25. Drop off three dozen of your best cookies, an entry form, and a copy of your recipe to enter the contest. Entry forms are available at the library and on our website now. Categories include Bar Cookie, Ultimate Oatmeal Cookie, Holiday Flavors Cookie and Candy Cookie. Thank you for your support!
Repurposing Old Books: Holiday Edition
Did you know that higher ACT scores mean more scholarship money? Students looking to gain experience and practice that will help increase their ACT scores should register to participate in impACT the 216 at the library. impACT the 216 is a partnership between College Now Greater Cleveland and like-minded community-based organizations across Northeast Ohio, including Euclid Public Library, which strive to prepare students for life after high school. Each site provides three 8-week sessions during non-school hours that run from September to May with college and career readiness enrichment trips during the off months.
Just under five years ago, Director Kacie Armstrong joined the Euclid Public Library. On Wednesday, November 15 at 8:30 AM, join EPL for an informal gathering with the Director and Library Board of Trustees President Allen Hufford to celebrate her tenure, learn more about future library projects, and share breakfast. This event is free to the public. To register, please call (216) 261-5300 ext. 0.
Because of your support and many others, the Euclid Public Library continues to transform lives, while supporting literacy, discovery and learning in the community. In 2016, the Euclid Public Library Foundation launched its inaugural annual campaign to increase awareness and raise monetary support for programming and services at EPL.
We collaborated with the HELP foundation to host a Halloween Dance for their residents. The HELP Foundation empowers individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, day support, vocational, and summer education programs to choose services and opportunities as respected and valued members of the community. It was a pleasure having their residents in the branch, and we forward to seeing them more!
Three popular polka musicians will be inducted into the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame at the annual awards ceremony on November 25, 2017. Accordionists Stan Blout, Kathy Hlad and Frank Stanger were voted for their lifetime achievements in Cleveland-Style polka music by Hall of Fame members and trustees. The announcement was made at the October 12 membership meeting of the American Slovenian Polka Foundation in Euclid, Ohio.
Bakers chocolate whips for Christmas will be available on a preorder only basis.Chocolate whips (milk and dark) with a convenient order process will include phone in, and web site ordering.
He had just lost the love of his life, and he came to the Center because he didn’t want to be alone. His feelings and emotions were raw. They went from relief that the suffering was over, to anger and a horrible feeling of emptiness. Twenty-six years together is a long time.
During that time, they had shared everything in life. Good times, and bad. Happy and sad. It has been said that everyone needs a witness to their life and his had died, just this morning.
We talked about the belief that birth and death are opposites, but there is no opposite to life. We talked about life going on, but in a different form that we cannot see. We spoke about the gift that life together had been, and how it is better that the suffering is now over.
Those words are attributed to the American poet, writer and lecturer, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Okay, so maybe some speakers start out better than others, but the bottom line is, we can all improve at our public speaking skills. An outstanding way to do that is to join a local Toastmasters club. Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in communication and leadership.
When Marie was discharged from the hospital, she had prescriptions for ingesting twenty one pills a day, from nine different bottles. The directives were as varied as the drugs: take three or four times a day, or every twelve hours, in the morning/evening/with meals, along with listed times of when the last dose was dispensed. It was overwhelming and mistakes were made.
Have you ever had a visit from an angel? Sometimes they are quite visible and other times they don't want to seen, only sensed. They always want to be thanked. At times, they come to your assistance in human form. Having the door opened for you or your grocery bags carried to your car is a treasured gift. This thoughtful or kind gesture from a stranger is certainly God's representative here on Earth doing angelic work. Angels are alert to occasions where protection is needed especially where children are concerned. A young mother who needs a helping hand or a listening ear can renew her energy for the next day knowing someone is there for her. A senior who needs help can become a treasured friend. Traveling the highways can be less stressful when you ask your guardian angel to be with you. Just ask. A mantra that also works well is..."angels at my sides, angels in front of me, angels behind me, angels above me, angels below me and angels within me as my guide". You can be certain that a time will come for your angelic spirit to manifest in a helpful or protective way. Are you ready and alert to those occasions that need kindness or courtesy. Open your heart and mind and watch how more beautiful your life becomes. Be the angelic spirit you are meant to be.
We welcomed two new firefighters to our family on September 16. We'd like to introduce FF/Paramedic Kevin Jones and FF/Paramedic Nate Lapuh. Both will be serving you with integrity and pride for the next 30 years.
At 3:33 am, October 2nd Boulevard I could to, Chagrin Valley Dispatch received a call for a fire on the tenth floor at North Pointe Apartments located at 26151 Lake Shore Boulevard in Euclid. The building is a 21-story high rise apartment building with 475 units.
A family of three, one of which is a female infant, awoke to smoke and flames in the apartment. They escaped unharmed and activated the building fire alarm system to notify other residents. A working smoke alarm was inside of the unit but the occupants awoke before it sounded.
Euclid firefighters responded and the fire was knocked down within eleven minutes of arrival. The fire originated within the furnace and spread to involve surrounding combustibles. Fire damage was limited to the suite of origin and the American Red Cross has been contacted to assist the family.
With the arrival of cooler weather, people are encouraged to have their heating systems (furnaces, boilers, and fireplaces) serviced by a professional contractor to reduce the risk of exposure to carbon monoxide, chimney fires, and furnace malfunctions. Also, never use an oven to heat a room or apartment and keep space heaters at least three feet away from combustible materials.