Happy Holidays to you and your families! As this year comes to an end, I am grateful for the many blessings we have in our community. I am proud of the progress we have made this year, the relationships that have been built or strengthened, and the resiliency that our community has shown when faced with challenges.
Euclid is thrilled to welcome Northeast Factory Direct to the city! Friday, November 24th was the official grand opening where Mayor Gail, Director Holody, members of City Council, EPD Chief Meyer, Euclid Chamber of Commerce Director Sheila Gibbons and others were on hand to welcome Northeast Factory Direct founder Alex Nemeth and his staff to the city of Euclid. Northeast Factory Direct takes the place of the former B&B Appliance, which served Euclid and northeast Ohio for 93 years. Northeast Factory Direct looks forward to continuing the legacy of high quality, great value, and customer service to the residents of Euclid and northeast Ohio. If you are looking for furniture, a hot tub, or kitchen cabinets, please stop in to see what they have to offer and welcome them to Euclid! Northeast Factory Direct is located at 24470 Lakeland Blvd, Euclid.
This year the Euclid Public Library completed the installation of its latest study room photo exhibit by local Euclid author and photographer, Gerald Mills. The display based on this year's, 'Because of You, Libraries Transform,' theme, features patrons at various programs celebrated at the library in 2017. Please take a moment to look at the new artwork today! Thank you again to all our patrons who made this exhibit possible.
Craft Club: Peace Window
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 strives 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.
The Euclid Public Library Foundation is collaborating with AmazonSmile to help raise funds for the library this holiday season. A percentage of every purchase you make on smile.amazon.com will be donated back to EPL! To shop at AmazonSmile, go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see qualified products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you must select the “Euclid Public Library Foundation” before you begin shopping. Amazon will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation. AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible purchases.
The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre will continue its presentation of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle with a readers theatre production of The Piano Lesson, the fourth play in Wilson’s highly acclaimed work, Monday, December 11 at 7:00pm in Shore Auditorium. The first three plays of the cycle were presented by Shore in September, October and November.
The Singing Angels, Northeast Ohio’s acclaimed choral group, will present its annual Holiday Concert in the Shore Cultural Centre Auditorium on Sunday, December 10 at 2:30pm. It is their only Eastside public performance of the season.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 was #GivingTuesday. This special day is designed to be a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. This year, our goal was to raise $5,000 to offset the purchase of two new handicap accessible vans for our consumers. These vehicles will be used to drive consumers to doctor appointments, school, work, community integration activities and much more.
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As you may have noticed, the City of Euclid has been the recipient of some additional foliage over the past few weeks. One of the 2017 Municipal Beautification projects is the largest tree planting the City’s Department of Planning and Development has ever taken on, adding 330 trees to residential and commercial areas throughout Euclid.
Euclid is my hometown, I have represented the 44117 zip code since the early of age of 4. It’s where I met life long best friend, started Roosevelt elementary, maintained my Panther Pride and graduated with the class of 1999. I threw my lucky pennies in the Euclid Square Mall water fountain, shopped at the Merry Go Round and learned how to skate at the Rollerdrome. I sat on the sidewalks of Babbitt Road and watched my first and only soap box derby. My first adult beverage was at Tradewinds and I was there till the wheels fell off at Brogan’s Irish Pub. Euclid holds the memoirs my first kiss, my first job and introduced me to my husband. This city has been good to me. However, there is an end to everything, good things as well.
With the holiday shopping season upon us, the spike in debit and credit card usage offers a significant opportunity for consumers to fall victim to merchant data breaches.
Verbal agreements and oral representations made during negotiations for an agreement, when later reduced to writing, are unenforceable! Under the law, when the agreement of the parties is later reduced to writing and verbal agreements and/or representations are not contained in the original written agreement, such omitted terms are NOT ENFORCEABLE! The Parol Evidence Rule, a rule of common law in most jurisdictions, excludes representations made prior to the written contract, and which terms were not included in the written agreement.
Our November meeting featured award winning international artist, Augusto Bordelois, demonstrating Structure in Portraits. Augusto was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the University of Havana with a major in English Language and Literature. He also studied sculpture, ceramics, costume design for theatre and cinema, classical drawing and painting. He came to the United Sates in the fall of 1999 at the invitation of Cleveland State University. He fell in love with his host, got married and stayed in Cleveland.
Shore Cultural Centre will offer performing artists the opportunity to enhance their professional career development in a workshop entitled “No Show Without BIZ”, Saturday, January 6 from 11:00am-12:30pm. Two of Northeast Ohio's leading actors. Peter Lawson Jones (Detroit 1-8-7, White Boy Rick) and Jeffrey Grover (Take Shelter, Miles Ahead) will share, through personal experiences, the tricks and trades of working in theatre, film and television; from the do’s and don’ts of working with agents and casting directors to joining Actors Equity and Screen Actors Guild. The workshop will offer practical and anecdotal information for both the novice and experienced actor.
On Saturday, October 28, 2017, Euclid Art held a “Development of the Portrait in Black and White” workshop by local, award winning artist and member, Dottie Geisert. It may have been a rainy and dreary Saturday and everyone came bundled up, but once inside the Gallery (on the 2nd floor of the Euclid History Museum), things warmed up quickly. There was lots of coffee and tea flowing. Brownies, pumpkin roll, and veggies with dip kept the 17 participating artists fueled and warm.
Most of us have had this experience. Your doctor’s office is closed for the weekend and you are hit with a sudden illness or a painful injury. The conventional choice has been to head for the hospital emergency room and plan on a long wait for treatment.
But, today, there is a shift away from using hospital emergency rooms for non-life threatening emergencies. Hospital costs are skyrocketing and insurers are passing a bigger portion of these costs on to the patients.
There are a growing number of good alternatives to the ER for those times when you need immediate attention. The next time you need non-emergency care, consider one of these. You will likely save both money and time.
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This year’s OLL Parish production of Aladdin was a huge success, with XXX people enjoying three shows on stage at Shore Cultural Centre. Under the guidance of Youth Minister Rita Testa, a dedicated crew of parent volunteers, a skilled directing team and a talented cast of more than 50 youth came together and made theater magic. Congratulations – your production was a hit!
Each year, Our Lady of the Lake School features a STEM program, thanks to generous support from the Dominion Foundation. This year our theme was Celebrating Green Space, and what a wonderful theme it was!
Fr. John Betters, Pastor of Ss. Robert and William Parish, invites you to join us during this Christmas season. As a community of people coming together to celebrate the birth of Jesus, and to find peace with God, Betters extends a heartwarming invitation to everyone to celebrate with us as we also seek peace in a divided world.
BaileyToastmasters invites residents to an open house on February 8th to meet members, learn about the new Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience, and observe the basic elements of a Toastmasters meeting. Toastmasters’ mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The event will be held at the Euclid Public Library, starting at 7 p.m. and finishing by 8:30 p.m. It is free to the public and refreshments will be served.
Businesses in both the Euclid and Cleveland sections of E. 185th have expressed a desire to come together to discuss crime prevention and to network. Crime is not limited by the Cleveland-Euclid border and neither should we be when it comes to coming together to rally for the E. 185th business district as a whole. What is good for Euclid is good for Collinwood and vice versa.
EPD & CPD have both agreed to send reps that can 1) speak to patrol issues 2) describe resources that are available to businesses from their respective cities and 3) explain the best way to communicate with them when needed. This event will also serve as an opportunity for businesses to network with one another. Members of City Council are planning on coming as well.
Take a tour of the branch and receive a free 1 day guest pass to try one of our classes.
It's official! Girls Emotionally and Mentally Strong (G.E.M.S.) is set to host its first official annual "New Year New You" event this January 6th at the Euclid Family YMCA. You will not want to miss this event! Its energy filled interactive activities, meaningful discussions, fun games, and prizes are sure to help young ladies feel refreshed, renewed, and inspired to uncover their full potential. This event is for girl’s ages 11-17 years old. To purchase your tickets go to GOGEMZ.com.
Puerto Rico was ravaged by hurricane Maria, leaving millions in need of water, shelter and other goods. Local artists Eileen Sheehan and Linda Zolten Wood have come together to help families in need on the island. They were inspired by the efforts of local chef and TV personality Lisa Pucci Delgado, who has been working hard since Maria hit to facilitate supply shipments through Amazon to her isolated mountain hometown of Piedra Azul. After seeing the devastation in Puerto Rico, they created the idea of selling donated art from local Cleveland artists to raise funds for Puerto Rican relief efforts. Well known Cleveland artist, Hector Vega, and graphic designer, Richard Romero, volunteered to be involved in the fundraiser and brought with them valuable resources.
Starting now our Swim Starter classes for ages 6 months to 36 month have new pricing. Classes range from freeto $10. Accompanied by a parent, infants and toddlers learn to be comfortable in the water and develop swim readiness skills through fun and confidence-building experiences, while parents learn about water safety, drowning prevention, and the importance of supervision. Registration can be done online or at the branch.
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.
Movie Night: East Shore United Methodist Church presents... "The Star"- The Story of the First Christmas
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Have you ever thought you knew someone...knew them well? And in one moment, they show you another side to their nature. Shock, disbelief and a bit of disgust if the offense is a hugh one. We all have within us positive and negative aspects. Yes, we can all be selfish or generous with others and ourselves. This time of year the mail box is filled with donation requests, all great causes, yet so many. From national parks to animal rescue to feeding the hungry...all good causes. Not wanting to slight any group, I try my best to give what I can. Some gifts are monetary while other gifts are focused prayer on their needs and the needs of the people or cause they serve. Prayers for abundance for all those in need becomes a part of universal consciousness and can be received by those who are in tune with the thought vibration. Let the morphic cloud of prosperity be your holiday gift to the world. Doesn't cost a cent, but so amazingly generous in spirit. Give with an open heart and it will be given back to you. Namaste from the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics, Euclid, Ohio. New classes in higher consciouness living start in January. Call 216 486 7240 to register.
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Seniors can celebrate their two percent raise in social security benefit starting with their January payments. Typically, the increase came with a corresponding increase in the cost of the Part B which nullified any advantage, but this year some of the costs will remain the same.
Sing in the Season!
We’ve been asked to stand for a variety of causes in the past several years. In 2018 I propose that we SIT for our children. Adult lives are so busy – running from place to place – that sitting down with the children in our lives has literally taken a back seat to our daily schedules. Consider sitting with children – face to face – in close proximity – to eat a meal, play a game, help with homework and talk about the day. Imagine how this simple, inexpensive habit of sitting down with a child could improve our valuable adult/child relationships! Moms and dads, grandparents, friends and mentors – this act can work wonders. By sitting down and concentrating on the child before you, you are validating that child and mentoring behaviors that will go a long way to teach important life skills that can last a lifetime.
Our next Coffee With A Cop will take place at Dave's Supermarket, 22501 Shore Center Dr., Euclid, on Wednesday, December 13th, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Stop by for coffee, donuts and an opportunity to speak to officers about safety concerns you may have in your neighborhood.
Many people think about making resolutions in the New Year. Lose weight, eat better, exercise more and spend less are common examples of resolutions long forgotten by the first of February. For those grieving a death, resolutions may be the farthest thing from the mind. But perhaps your resolution might be mindfully adjusting to the absence of your loved one. Adjusting to the loss includes making meaning of the life changes brought on by the death. Here are some things to consider: