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Message from the Mayor

I love my community!  I had the opportunity to hear a speaker recently at the Cleveland Leadership Center’s conference who wrote a book titled “For the Love of Cities.”  Peter Kageyama, the author and keynote speaker discussed the important relationship between people and their places.  He contends we should not just be working to make our cities more livable, but also more lovable.  Cities cannot just strive to be functional and safe but must also work to be comfortable, interesting and fun!  This is where the relationship between city and residents comes in.  When we love something, we cherish it; care for it; protect it; defend it; do extraordinary things for it.  Just like people, when cities are loved-- they can flourish and can achieve great things. 

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Is Your Story Missing?

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Euclid Observer website lost some stories last month. We are not sure which stories were lost. We would like to take this opportunity to deeply apologize if the story you worked so hard on and submitted did not make it into the paper. Please resubmit your story and we will print it in next month's paper. Once again we are very sorry.

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Looking forward to Fun at Shore's Casino Night this month!

Shore Cultural Centre Casino Night Fundraiser will be held on September 28, 2018.

Want to have a fun filled evening this fall, and support a great cause at the same time? Then you are in luck, because that is exactly what the Shore Cultural Centre had in mind when they planned their “Casino Night” fundraiser, which takes place on September 28th. 

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Euclid Art Association Celebrates 60 Years

The Euclid Art Association is celebrating its 60th year!  The first meeting of our new 2018-2019 season is Monday, September 10, and it will be a special celebration event.  We will look back at highlights that have happened in our 60 years...from our founder, Marge Hain, to the funny, to the notable and the wonderful.  Plus, we’ll have fun art projects, lots of food and friendship.  Members, past demonstrators, judges, instructors, artist and guests are all welcome.  Please come help us celebrate our past and toast to our future!  Save the date...September 10, from 7-9 pm at Fellowship Hall of East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lakeshore Blvd, Euclid, OH 44123.

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The Fall Fun & Nature Festival

The City of Richmond Hts. and Friends of Euclid Creek have teamed up to present a fun-filled day on September 8, 2018, at Greenwood Farm, 264 Richmond Rd., Richmond Hts., Ohio. Activities include music by The Benjamiz and Root Therapy, Kiwanis Kid Zone play area, Baba the balloon twister, hayrides, food vendors, and more.

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Euclid Kids are Walking to Raise Money for Diabetes Research

   Izzy Dalto knows all about diabetes. So does her sister, Carmella and their parents, Nestor and Amber Dalto. That’s because Izzy was first diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes at age 3. Now, at age 9, Izzy has become accustomed to her Mom and Dad constantly monitoring her blood-sugar levels, carefully balancing her insulin doses with her diet and activities.

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Living With Autism: The Path oF an18 Year old with ASD.

Hello My Fellow Euclid Citizens,
My name is Jesse, I am a senior at the high school and I was diagnoised with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2007. My whole life I have had many experiances both good and bad involving me and my disorder. During my time at the old Upson Elementary School I was bullied and made fun of because many people did not understand that I am diffrent and special in my own way. Due to this I have been in fights, assaulted, teased, and humilated by others who barely knew me. There for because of this turn of events when I was in this school the bullying got so bad i wanted to go home sick everyday because I got so scared I would make my self puke. When I was this young I felt like I only had one friend who cared anything about me and that friends name is Tashae. Eventually, I graduated from Upson Elementary School and then went to Forest Park Middle School. During my time at FPMS I had a hard time socializing because of my past at Upson and due to that I still did not fit in and people called me weird and anti-social. I had even been what i like to call blocked from making new friends becuase of this. The few friends I did make I still see occasionally, but it fells like our friendships are coming to an end little by little. This is scarry for someone like me because people with autism cherrish friendships and likes to make others happy. I will never forget when I walked accross the stage at forest park when barely any of my classmates looked happy to see me get that far in my life. When I entered high school I ment a program that changed my life its name was the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. During my time in the NJROTC at euclid high I helped train others, I mentored others and I made new friends. The one person that changed my life the most was Sgt Maj. John F Rethage who turned me into a man with the help of Lt Cmdr. Dennis Morrick. When i started i had trouble communicating with others, but by the time i left i was a leader and was helping change the life of younger students. after my time in the NJROTC, i was accepted into the one program i fell like i fit in the most: Euclid High's Criminal Justice Program. Since I have joined this program i have made 16 new friends i like to call my brothers and sisters because of the bond i fell with them. I owe the happiest years of my life to three adults: Sgt Major John Rethage and Lt Cmdr Morrick of the NJROTC and Cmdr Selvaggio of the criminal justice program because over the 2 years in the NJROTC and my almost 2 years in the criminal justice program, i have became a man. When I walk the stage in may 2019, I will have these three to thank along with the staff at EHS and my fellow students, who i now get along with.

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Wanted: Administrative Assistant at East Shore United Methodist Church

East Shore United Methodist church is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to provide support to the Pastor, as well as various church organizations. This position requires a minimum of two years secretarial experience, preferably with a church; be familiar with Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft office and social media. 
 
Familiarity with bookkeeping would be helpful, but is not required. We're seeking someone who is organized, detail-oriented, able to maintain confidentialityis energetic and personable, with the ability to interact with a diverse group of people. Please submit a resume to East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, Ohio 44123 or send it by email: eastshorechurchoffice@gmail.com  Please include salary requirements. No phone calls please.
 
Thank you so much!
 
Pastor Armando

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Where Does It Go? Sewer District Open House Sept. 15

Christen Wood stops to take a group selfie as she leads a tour group through the Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant at least year's Open House.

Spending so much time on our “thrones” may sometimes lead our minds to wonder: What happens after the flush? Where does it go? How does all that dirty water get clean? On September 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., find out answers to all these questions and more at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Open House and Clean Water Fest.

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Cooking Can Be Dangerous!

According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 4 out of 5 fire deaths every year occur in the home.  From 2010 – 2014, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 166,100 home structure fires that involved cooking equipment. These fires caused an average of 480 civilian fire deaths, 5,540 civilian fire injuries, and $1.1 billion in direct property damage each year.  Almost half of the injuries and deaths related to these fires was unattended cooking.

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Fair Trade Matters

Direct communication between artisan producers and vendors breaks down barriers and creates transparency.

According to the Fair Trade Federation, fair trade is “an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods.”

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New African Theater brings stage drama "'night, Mother" to Shore Cultural Centre

Lynna Metrisin and Tamicka Scruggs star in the drama "'night, Mother" at Shore Cultural Centre this month. 

As Thelma settles into an evening of needlepoint, her adult daughter Jessie Cates announces and prepares for her own death. Such is the plotline for Marsha Norman’s stage play and film, “‘night, Mother,” being directed with a twist by the acclaimed and accomplished director and playwright, Michael Oatman. In this adaptation, the mother, Thelma, is Caucasian, played by Lynna Metrisin, and the daughter, Jessie, is of mixed race, played by Tamicka Scruggs. This complex, emotional, thought provoking and intense play confronts suicide, along with other serious topics related to mental health and family issues. "‘night, Mother" will be on stage September 20-22, 2018 at Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44123.  7pm each day, and a 3pm matinee on the 22nd. Room 152 – Tickets $20 advance and $25 at the door.

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Handy Homeowners Acquire New Skills

The third and fourth installments of 2018 Home Repair Resource Center Euclid Workshops took place at the Senior Center last month. Window Replacement and Tuckpointing were the topics homeowners from Euclid and throughout northeast Ohio were invited to learn about and practice. Residents were able to watch instructors and try their own hand at replacing window screens and glass window panes. This workshop served beneficial for many owners of older homes throughout the region. Rather than hiring someone to repair or replace large older windows, residents learn how to do it themselves, which is more cost effective. Participants picked up on this trade quickly and were able to repair multiple window screens!

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Is your voter registration up to date?

Voters must be registered in Cuyahoga County in order to vote in any election. In order to vote in Cuyahoga County, you must meet the following requirements:

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OHIO BIKE LAWS - WHERE TO RIDE

In the foreground:  Litter and standing water in a bike lane.  In the distance:  Parked lawn care truck blocking the lane.

This article is the second in a series intended to give you a better understanding about laws that are in place to ensure safe and efficient shared used of roads between motorists and cyclists.  In last month’s article, we covered the basics: bikes are considered vehicles, they must generally follow the same rules as cars and they have certain equipment requirements. Once a bike and cyclist are ready to go, the next concern is deciding where to ride.

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Red Carpet Dinner in Honor of the 2018 Euclid Pond & Garden Tour Host Gardeners

Shade Tree Commissioners Cheryl Brickman & Robert Evans with guests Dannie Brickman & Holly Witherite 

The annual Host Garden Reception sponsored by the Euclid Shade Tree/Municipal Beautification Commission was held Thursday August 9, 2018 at Euclid City Hall to show the commission’s gratitude to all who participated in this year’s successful event. The tour, held July 21-22, 2018, featured 19 distinctly beautiful outdoor settings and once again demonstrated Euclid homeowners’ passion and talent for creating their private garden retreats, each sure to inspire one’s imagination. A Japanese maple garden and a four season dream where the focus is on form, color, and texture were just two of the gardens offering visitors an exciting blend of architectural history.

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Squares, Contras, and Waltzes, at Community Dance this month!

The Mr. Haney band plays at a community dance last year at Shore Cultural Centre. 

"The Saints and the Opossums" band will kick off the first in a series of Community Dances at Shore Cultural Centre, 7:30pm on Friday, September 21st. Sponsored by the Lake Erie Folk Fest (a partnership between Shore Cultural Centre and the Northeast Ohio Musical Heritage Association), the series will continue on 10/19, 11/16, 2/22, 3/15 and 4/19, 7:30 pm - 10:00pm. The dances will feature squares, contras, and waltzes, to a live band and caller.  No experience or partners are necessary and all are sure to have a great time! Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd, Euclid. Visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call (216) 289-8578 for more information. 

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THE NOVEMBER 6, 2018 GENERAL ELECTION

Voters have many important decisions to make in the November 6th General Election.  There are federal, state, county and judicial candidates on the ballot.  There will also be state and local issues to be decided by voters.

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Health Hugs From Move That Mountain Health Coach, Natalie

 Last Month we learned about eating fresh Fruits and veggies in their respective seasons, it is so exciting now that the fall crops are coming out full of flavors, vitamins and minerals. We also learned some foods that are best to buy organic when available.

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Part B Covered Drugs

Cynthia has COPD and uses inhalers which are very expensive and covered under her Part D prescription drug plan.  She was recently informed that breathing treatments with a nebulizer would help alleviate her breathing discomfort, provide less dependency on the inhalers allowing for a more extended use.  The drugs used in the machine are covered under Part B. In fact, there are many drugs which fall into that purview.

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Shore Cultural Centre pARTners with Fairmount Center for the Arts

The artists of pARTners Project Studio are busy putting their finishing touches on art work for their upcoming show at Fairmount Center for the Arts.  The Studio is located at Shore Cultural Centre and works with artists of all abilities.   The pARTners collaboration brings together two unique cultural arts organizations.  Euclid's Shore Cultural Centre may seem worlds apart from Fairmount Center for the Arts in Novelty, OH.  In reality, they are only a few miles apart (18.5 miles to be exact).   The artists who spend studio time at pARTners may seem worlds apart from their typical peers yet their art illustrates the same spark of creativity we all share.  The opening reception is free and open to the public on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 2p-4p.  Light refreshments will be served.  The show runs September 16-November 27, 2018.

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LCA Hosts Successful Picnic

Members of the Lakeland Civic Association recently gathered for a summer picnic at their neighborhood's famous Triangle. The weather couldn't have been better as they enjoyed the food and beverages, played games, and relaxed in one another's company.

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Area Funeral Homes Offer Inspiration and Hope for Those Who Need it.

On Wednesday August 23rd, 2018 Steve Waite, Funeral Director at Jakubs and Son Funeral Home and Jakubs-Waite Funeral Home; teamed up with Euclid resident and area blogger (https://storiesfromasoulsister.wordpress.com) Emily Holody to offer free weekly Facebook posts about life, loss, and everything inbetween.  These posts and a subsequent Facebook grief group    (Fire and Rain Grief Group) are designed to assist people as they travel through the difficult stages of loss.  Emily took up writing and sharing her story 18 months ago after her best friend Heidi died from Synovial Sarcoma.  "Sharing my story, and listening to others share their stories about grief and loss, has given me great comfort over the last year.  It is our hope that these Facebook posts can offer peace and insperation to those that need it. " said Holody.  Please like Jakubs & Son Funeral Home and Jakubs-Waite Funeral Home on Facebook to join in the conversation.  

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Board Trustee Appointed to Second Term

EPL Board Trustee Jerry McPherson 

Congratulations to Board Trustee Jerry McPherson on his re-appointment to the Euclid Library Board.  Euclid School District Board Members approved his term at the June 8, 2018, regular Board meeting.  This will be a second 7-year term for Trustee McPherson, and we truly appreciate his dedication and service to the Euclid Public Library and our community.  

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Important Phone Extension Update

New phone extensions come to EPL this fall. 

Euclid Public Library will upgrade our telephone system this fall. Starting in September, new phones will be installed throughout the library. This means that our telephone extensions will change. Currently, we have a three-digit extension, but it will soon change to a four-digit extension. The main (2160 261-5300 will remain the same.

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It Takes a Village

They say it takes a village to raise a child, and at Our Lady of the Lake they couldn't agree more. Families and parishioners come together to make sure students of Our Lady of the Lake School have all the resources, support and care they need to thrive in a caring Catholic environment. An active and engaged PTO organizes everything from the Uniform Exchange to family events, field trips and more. Parents have plenty of opportunities to be active and present in their child's school. And parishioners and ministry leaders are equally supportive, stepping up to organize wonderful activities like the annual parish play, volunteering as tutors and supporting the mission of Catholic education. The students of Our Lady of the Lake School know they never walk alone!

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Coretta Scott-King Award-Winning Author Renée Watson Visits EPL

EPL Welcomes New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM 

Please join EPL for a reading and talk with New York Times bestselling author Renée Watson on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 6:30 PM in the Lake and Shore Rooms. Renée will discuss her life as an author, educator, and activist whose work centers around the lived experiences of black girls and women, and explores themes of home, identity, and the intersections of race, class, and gender. Renée's most recent young adult release, Piecing Me Together, just received the Coretta Scott King Award and a Newbery Honor. Renée will also read from her other acclaimed titles include Betty Before X, This Side of Home, and Harlem's Little Blackbird. No registration required but space is limited. Arrive on time to claim your spot. Doors will open at 6:00 PM. 

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OLL Excited to Be Back to School

Back to School is always an exciting time at Our Lady of the Lake. Catholic education is a vital mission of our parish, and all of us are happy to see our children and teachers back in the building, enthusiastic and ready to learn.

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