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Euclid Baseball Repeats as LEL Champs



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The Euclid Baseball Team delivered Head Coach Brian Leroy and his Staff, thier  second straight Lake Erie League Championship. Overall, they were 15-9 and 11-1 in the LEL. Seniors that will really be missed next Season are: Cam Fuller; Sean Ott; Keandre Tidmore; Sean Stanko; Kelly Picket; Jordan Wheeler; and Larry Hopgood.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:14 PM, 07.17.2014

Bands Rock the Stage at the Summer at Sims Concert Series


Lorine Chia is best known for her complex voice and emotionally charged lyrics.
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The Summer at Sims Concert Series, presented by the City of Euclid, in association with the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, has enjoyed tremendous success to date. Area residents came out in droves to enjoy the music, lakefront scenery, beer and food. With two dates remaining, the summer is just heating up.

Chardon Polka Band kicked off the series in May. The group is certainly not your average polka band. Chardon Polka breathed new life and energy to this traditional music while residents sang and tapped along whilst enjoying the good food and cold suds.

In June, Lorine Chia headlined the event. Born in Banso, Cameroon, Lorine Chia was destined to perform. Lorine is best known for her complex voice (generally compared to Amy Winehouse/Lauryn Hill/Jill Scott) and bass-centric jams whose subject matter deals with managing insecurities and spreading love in the community. Attendees sang along and danced with Ms. Chia on stage while enjoying the food and beer as the sun went down behind the crowd.

The remaining dates feature the following musical talent:

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:05 PM, 07.17.2014

Piotrkowski & Roth Engagement



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After the June 26th Lorine Chia concert event, a local couple got engaged on Sims Park Fishing Pier and the entire event was captured by City of Euclid staff unbeknowst to the lovebirds. A family member close to the couple informed city staff of the impending proposal just minutes before it was to occur. City staff sprinted down the hill, arriving just in time to capture the moment a series of breathtaking photohraphs.

Sincerest congratulations to Bob Piotrkowski and Justine Roth on your recent engagment! 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:14 PM, 07.17.2014

From the desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik

Dear Friends:  

Summer is my favorite time of the year.  It is a season of enjoying warm weather, beautiful flowers, fresh fruit and chats with our neighbors. After our long harsh winter, it feels great to be outdoors!

In Euclid, we have several ways for you to enjoy the fun, beauty and peacefulness of summer.  This month you have an opportunity to walk through some of the most beautifully, well landscaped homes in the area.  The Euclid Pond & Garden Tour, presented by the Euclid Shade Tree Commission, is an event you will not want to miss. The Twilight Tour, on Saturday July 19th from 6pm-10pm, features superb gardens with lighting carefully integrated into the landscaping. The day tour is on Sunday, July, 20th from 1pm-6pm.  Prices for the event are $5.00 for the self-guided tour. Tickets can be purchased at Euclid City Hall, Briardale Greens Golf Course, Shore Cultural Centre or Lakeshore Coffee House. For more information call 216-289-8598 or go to www.cityofeuclid.com

Summertime means baseball and for those who enjoy the game, The Continental Cup will be held in Memorial Park on July 3rd - 5th.  In this tournament the participating youth athletes have a chance to play competitive baseball against some of the top teams from across the United States and around the world. Another exciting youth baseball tournament with national and international competition is The Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) which will be held in Memorial Park July 17th – 25th.

Don’t forget our monthly Music & Munchies summer concert will be held on Thursday, July 31st at 6pm in Sims Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. The featured food trucks on hand will be Nosh Box and MotorMouth.

The season comes and goes quickly.  Take time to relax and enjoy the simple beauty of nature.

Mayor Bill Cervenik  

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:12 PM, 07.17.2014

Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. CEU & RCH Workshops

Basic Motivational Interviewing (3.0 Hours)

July 18, 2014 (Friday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost $45.00

This workshop teaches the concepts of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Transtheoretical Model of Change, their relationship to each other, and their usefulness in Clinical practice. This training is for practicing counselors and other professionals in substance abuse treatment settings and mental health counselors. This experiential workshop gives participants an opportunity to work with Stages of Change and apply motivational strategies. The hands-on approach helps participants put the material into use with clients.  

Advanced Motivational Interviewing (3.0 Hours)

August 1, 2014 (Friday) 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $45.00 

This workshop will focus on the advanced fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing including: Screening tools for measuring the clients' level of motivation, interventions to assist with helping clients to move through the stages of change, how to illicit change talk with a client, and how to help clients sustain change talk.      

All workshops are presented at our main campus located at 22639 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio 44117.  
Please call our Professional Development Department at (216) 486-1900 to register or for more information. 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:10 PM, 07.17.2014

Ss. Robert & William Rummage Sale


Like-new computer desks for sale at the Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish Rummage Sale

If you enjoy an adventure in shopping, stop by the annual Rummage Sale on Friday, July 18, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, from 9:00a.m. – Noon. 

This year’s sale, which is held in the school gym, is bigger than ever, offering you a huge choice of computer/office desks, furniture, clean clothing, linens, household items, and so much more.  On Saturday you will even have the opportunity to buy a bag of goods for a mere $2.00.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hunt for that specialty item that could be a real treasure to you.

Another annual event that is being held at the Parish is the free, fresh Produce Giveaway.  The remaining dates of distribution are Monday, July 28th and August 25th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the church parking lot.

The Parish has once again teamed up with The Greater Cleveland Foodbank, Euclid Hospital, The Euclid Hunger Center and local Boy Scouts to make this distribution possible.  Items such as crisp cabbage, celery, sweet watermelon, and potatoes were just a portion of last month’s distribution.

Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish is located at 367 East 260th Street, Euclid.  For additional information on either event, please call the Parish Office at 216.731.1515.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:06 PM, 07.17.2014

Euclid Safety Town



Euclid Safety Town will be presented from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4 though 8 at Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd Street.
The program is being presented by The Euclid Police Department and Police Athletic League for children entering kindergarten in the fall.
Participants will learn skills pertaining to crossing the street and more in Safety Town set up in the north parking lot of the Fordyce Building next to the library. 
All participants will receive a T-shirt and a diploma compliments of the Euclid PAL program.
Other programs to be taught include identifying poisons, animal safety, “Eddie Eagle” gun safety,” stranger danger, fire safety, 9-1-1 emergency calls, water safety and school bus safety.
Cost of the program is $10.
For more details and applications, call Ed Bonchak, Euclid Police Community Policing Education Specialist, at (216) 289-2700, Ext. 3667.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 07.17.2014

Legally Speaking® Landlord's Legal Duty

The legal duty a landlord owes to persons on the landlord’s property depends upon whether that person’s status is that of a guest, invitee, licensee, or merely a trespasser.

Guests are persons invited by the owner.  Invitees are those who rightfully enter upon the property by invitation, for some purpose which is of benefit to the owner, such as a repair person, or meter reader.  Licensees include those persons who enter the premises with the owner’s permission for purposes beneficial to the licensee, and not the owner.  A door-to-door salesperson may be a licensee.

By contrast to all others, a trespasser is one who enters onto or into property without invitation consent, or permission, purely for his or her own purposes, benefit, or convenience.  For example – a thief!

While landlords owe no duty to guests, invitees, licensees, or even to trespassers, except to avoid willful and wanton conduct that is likely to injure them, all classes of visitors to property  are owed the exercise of ordinary care to protect them by maintaining the premises in a clean and safe condition.  Municipal Building and Housing codes are used to enforce such duties by owners, as well as by tenants.

The basic laws of premises liability, recently stated  by the Ohio Supreme Court, held: “...[a] landlord owes the same duties to persons lawfully on the leased premises as the landlord owes to the tenant.”  This is a good rule to remember, and to observe, in order to minimize risk and liability.

Consult experienced legal Counsel for advice regarding the laws of premises liability.

"WHERE EXPERIENCE COUNTS, COUNT ON MY EXPERIENCE"

J. NORMAN STARK

ATTORNEY, ARCHITECT EMERITUS (Ohio) A.I.A., N.C.A.R.B.

1109 Carnegie Avenue (2nd Flr.)  Cleveland, Ohio 44115

(216) 531-5310 Ext.7100

Email: Normstark@aol.com

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:10 PM, 07.17.2014

Free Meals for Children

Euclid City Schools offers free meals (breakfast and lunch) for children under 18. See locations and times below:

Euclid High School

LaParade Early Learning & Training Center

E-Room

25000 Euclid Ave., West Annex, Suite 205

711 East 222nd St.

Euclid, OH  44117-2644

Euclid, OH  44123-2033

Paris Rice-Sanders/216-731-8433

George Ule/216-797-6210

June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014

June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Breakfast:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(No Meals Served - Jul. 28 - Aug. 1)

     

Arbor Elementary School

Shore Cultural Centre (New School Project)

20400 Arbor Ave.

291 East 222nd St.

Euclid, OH  44119-3160

Euclid, OH  44123-3321

George Ule/216-797-6210

Cami Marie Foster/216-217-1634

June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014

June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Breakfast:  7:45 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

   

Ready, Set, Grow at

Victory Camp at

Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Euclid Square Mall

24600 Lakeshore Blvd.

120 Euclid Square Mall

Euclid, OH  44132-1213

Euclid, OH  44132-2814

Mr. Iran Doss/216-289-4774

Pastor Mike Peterson/216-203-6649

June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - noon

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Mon-Thur. Only)

(Sites will be closed on Friday, July 4th)

   

Euclid Sports Plant

Free meals for children 18 years of age and under.

20001 Euclid Ave., Ste. 5

Food must be consumed on site.

Euclid, OH  44117-1480

Stacey Minnillo/216-404-0130

Ohio Summer Food Service Program:

June 9, 2014 - August 8, 2014

1-800-481-6885

Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 07.17.2014

Euclid City Schools' Early Learning Center Earns Highest Rating From State



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In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, Euclid City Schools’ Early Learning Center has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the State of Ohio.  

Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one to five star rating. 

In addition to meeting all standards of a four-star rating, programs with five stars may also:

  • Have lower staff/child ratios.
  • Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child.
  • Share assessment results and create goals for children.
  • Develop plans to support children as they transition to a new classroom or educational setting.
  • Work with other organizations or businesses within the community to support children and their families.
  • Have an active and organized parent volunteer group.
  • Use input from families and community partners’ inform the program’s continuous improvement process.
  • Have accreditation by an approved organization. 

“The Early Learning Center is proud to be a five-star program,” said Rasheeda Hoston, director of the Early Learning Center. We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.

Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills.  For these reasons, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education are committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children in the state. 

To learn more, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org or www.euclidschools.org. 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 07.17.2014

Ss. Robert & William 4th Annual International Family Festival


Good Friends, Good Food and Good Times Await at Euclid's Fourth Annual International Family Festival at Ss. Robert & William Cathoic Church

Save the date for the fourth annual International Family Festival, August 14-17 at Ss. Robert and William, 367 East 260th St. Savor homemade pierogi, clams, Italian sausage, unique ethnic foods, a new air-conditioned Oktoberfest area, games of chance (for children, teens, and adults), midway games, pony rides, amusement rides and music featuring The Polka Pirates, Mid-Life Crisis, Joey Tomsick Orchestra, New Barley Corn, Festivus and Phil n’ the Blanks. Old fashioned Car Cruise and Euclid Safety Force vehicles roll in on Sunday. One lucky winner will take home the $10,000 grand prize raffle drawing. Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20 and can be purchased at the festival or at the Parish Office. For additional information, please call 216-731-1515 or follow the festival on Facebook under “Ss. Robert & William Festival.”

Thursday, Aug. 14

5 pm                Festival opens! Ss. Robert & William School Appreciation Night

7:30-9 pm        Live band: Polka Pirates

5-9 pm             Rocket Ship

5-9 pm             Pony Rides

7-10 pm           Outside Casino         

Friday, Aug. 15

5 pm                Festival opens

7-10 pm           Live band: New Barley Corn

10:15-11:30     Live band: Midlife Crisis

5-10 pm           Rocket Ship

5-10 pm           Face Painting

5-11pm            Laser Tag

6-Midnight      Outside Casino

Saturday, Aug. 16

5 pm                Festival opens

7-11 pm           Live band: Festivus

5-10 pm           Rocket Ship

5-10 pm           Pony Rides

5-10 pm           Face Painting

5-11 pm           Laser Tag

6-Midnight      Outside Casino

Sunday, Aug. 17

11 am              Polka Mass with The Joey Tomsick Orchestra

12 pm             Festival opens

12:30-3 pm      Live band: The Joey Tomsick Orchestra

5-8 pm             Live band: Phil ‘n the Blanks

12-5 pm           Face Painting

12-4 pm           Car Cruise In!

12-7 pm           Laser Tag

1-3 pm             Euclid Safety Forces

1-6 pm             Pony Rides

12-8 pm           Outside Casino

Bake Off (time to be determined)

7:30-8 pm        Raffle Winners Announced

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:06 PM, 07.17.2014

Pastoral Minister Named Volunteer of the Year

Pastoral Minister Dana Heil was honored as the Euclid Adult Activities Center's Volunteer of the Year in June, in recognition for the work she's done on behalf of Our Lady of the Lake parish. Dana began bringing volunteers to the Center in 2012, and their commitment has grown to baking cookies, staffing a monthly snack bar, running an annual field day picnic and even bringing in a sewing class! Along with her work representing the parish, she has contributed many hours of her free time, and has also helped to foster other partnerships, connecting the Center with resources and groups in the community that help them in their important work. Speaking of Dana's dedication, the Center's management said, "Dana's enthusiasm and leadership have caused Euclid AAC's relationship with the church community to grow and expand joyfully!"  This sense of joy and community is at the heart of Our Lady of the Lake's faith mission, and we're proud of all our staff and parishioners for all that they do to share that mission each day.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:07 PM, 07.17.2014

Serving Our Neighbors



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Service to the community has always been important to parishioners at Our Lady of the Lake, and our youth ministry group take the commitment seriously. Each summer they take time from their vacation to go out into the community and serve, sharing their gifts and their energy with those in need and living their faith through their good works.  At the end of June their dedication took them to the Euclid Adult Activities Center, where for the second year in a row they provided a day of fun and activities for the center's members.  These caring youth are setting the example for good citizenship, and spreading caring and goodwill in our community, and we recognize how lucky we are to have such principled young people representing our parish.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:07 PM, 07.17.2014

Fun for All

Our Lady of the Lake's annual parish picnic is a fun time for new friends and old to gather and celebrate. With good food, fun and games, music all day and plenty of space to play, the picnic is always a wonderful gathering -- and this year was no exception. Thanks to the all the incredible volunteers who make this possible, and to the warm and welcoming families who make it such a great tradition.  With perfect weather and so much fun to pack into one afternoon, everyone made great memories.  Mass should always be this much fun!

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:07 PM, 07.17.2014

Dr. Paul Infield Earns Designation of Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Dr. Paul Infield of Infield Chiropractic has earned the postgraduate designation of Certified Chiropractic Sport Physician® (CCSP®) from the American Chiropractic Board of Sports Physicians™.  Dr. Infield completed over 100 hours of instruction followed by successful completion of a comprehensive written examination to earn his CCSP®.  The coursework and instruction encompass a focus in treating and evaluating injuries from sports and athletics, emergency procedures, injury prevention, as well as physical fitness. 

The CCSP® accreditation exists to provide a uniform standard of education that assures teams and athletes the doctor has met a level of competency in chiropractic sports medicine.  It is internationally recognized as a higher standard of care for sports medicine.  Chiropractors with the CCSP® designation are certified to care for athletes in school, professional, and Olympic sports in addition to functioning as team physicians.  Dr. Paul Infield joins over 5,400 doctors worldwide with the board certified CCSP® accreditation. Dr. Paul Infield is one of only two Doctors with the CCSP® in Cuyahoga County.

“I am honored to join the ranks of the CCSP® certification.  I work with a lot of young athletes in my office and am proud to be able to accurately diagnose and treat conditions caused by sports injuries.  This distinction has been an investment back into the community.  It ensures the parents of Euclid and surrounding communities that I am continuing to provide the best and up to date care for their student athletes.  I will always continue to increase my knowledge base and skill set in ways that will allow me to provide superior care for my patients and their families.” 

If you are interested in having your sports event covered, please contact Dr. Paul Infield at 216-938-7889 or email him at drpaul@infieldchiropracticclininc.com. 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:12 PM, 07.17.2014

Ask an Officer

Question: My ex-fiancé kicked me out of the house we rent, but all my belonging like furniture and family jewelry are still in the home.  He changed the locks and won’t answer my calls.  I ‘m worried because only his name is on the lease.  These are my things and I think he has no right to keep them from me.  Can the police help me get my belongings back?

Answer from Detective Brian Collins:  This question or type of problem is more common than you think for the Euclid Police Department, so do not be afraid to call us.  When someone has belongings in a residence where they no longer have access, or where there is no longer a cordial relationship with the resident, we advise that person to call police for assistance.  As a department we offer what we refer to as an “assist with belongings.”  This consists of an officer or two accompanying you to the location of your belongings and supervising the safe and peaceful recovery of your things. 

There are a few things to be aware of when calling police for assistance in this manner.  The officers can only be assigned to assist you if no other higher priority call is pending.  We certainly must tend to those in danger or with more pressing issues before assisting with civil property disputes, so please be patient.  You should also come prepared to transport your belongings and bring the needed transportation and people to help.  If you are there to pick up a couch and bed, please bring a truck or van to accommodate the transport of your things and people to help you move them.  We generally will allow you 10-20 minutes to gather your things while we stand by, but in most circumstances we can’t stay much longer.  This can be frustrating I know, but we have several other jobs and obligations that warrant our attention throughout our shift.  If we can accommodate a longer period of time we will but plan accordingly for a 20 minute time frame.  

It is important to realize that as a police department our goal and intentions are simply to keep the peace.  Unfortunately, we wield no power when it comes to civil disputes over property, and in many cases have to defer our citizens to seek civil legal action.  That means that we cannot force your ex, or former spouse for example, to give you the items you desire that are locked in their home.  We are simply a third party to ensure the encounter is safe and peaceful.  In a case were the home owner or lease holder refuses your request to obtain your property, you will have to file a civil suit at the Euclid Municipal Court.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:12 PM, 07.17.2014

Euclid Toastmasters Club Receives Distinguished Honors

Bailey Toastmasters, a Euclid chapter, has been recognized as a Distinguished Club for the 2013-2014 year. In order to become a Distinguished Club, Bailey met a number of goals, including members giving 10 speeches from the beginning competent communicator manual, additional members speaking 10 times from an advanced manual and recruiting 5 new members.

“Toastmasters has helped me become a more confident communicator in all aspects of my life. The encouraging atmosphere has helped me to grow and challenge myself. I believe Toastmasters is one of the most positive and cost-effective professional development programs around.” ~ Jeanine M.

Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. Our membership is 292,000 strong. These members improve their speaking and leadership skills by attending one of the 14,350 clubs in 122 countries that make up our global network of meeting locations.

Bailey Toastmasters meets each Thursday from 7-8 p.m. at the Euclid Public Library. Meetings are open to the public.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:04 PM, 07.17.2014

Get into the Act, Auditions at Shore Cultural Centre!

While summer is still in full swing, Shore Cultural Centre is anticipating an exciting fall with three exciting stage productions on the calendar for October.

The musical premier Remember the Pines, written by Brian Smallwood with music by Nick Underhill, will run October 3rd through October 12th. Maryann Nagle will be directing, with musical director Nick Underhill. For production information you may email maracts@aol.com.

Silhouette Productions will follow with the popular musical "Fiddler on the Roof", performances October 17th through October 26th. Director will be Douglass F. bailey II, music by David Coxe, and choreography by Tara Marie Mirabile. Auditions for all roles will be held July 28th and 29th 7 pm to 9:30 pm in room 241 at Shore Cultural Centre. Call backs will be held on July 30th. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Be prepared for choreography. There will be many roles for all ages. 

Writer-director Tom Todd, known as “The Amazing One-Man Band”, has devoted more than ten years working on his original Frankenstein: The Rock Opera. This musical performance will take place October 31st and November 1st. For audition information call 440-552-5892.

Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 East 222nd Street, in Euclid. For more audition and information on the productions, or about other events and classes, please visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com, or call the business office at 216-289-8578.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:18 PM, 07.12.2014

Finding This Nimo in Euclid


The inspiration for the Empty Hands Pilgrimage
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Nimo (Nimesh Patel) is making a stop in Euclid with his Empty Hands Music Pilgrimage on Friday, July 11 at 6:30 pm on the front lawn of the rectory at Our Lady of the Lake at the corner of E. 200Street and Lake Shore Blvd.  Bring your family and friends, a lawn chair or blanket and experience our small contribution to Nimo’s 7 month pilgrimage across the United States and UK.  This free concert will not be a staged performance, but rather an opportunity to nurture seeds of goodness and service in our community through Nimo and his music. Snacks and beverages will be available.  Parking is in the church parking lot at E. 201Street and in the event of rain, the gathering will be in the church hall.

            I discovered Nimo through a website that was sponsoring a 21 Day Gratitude Challenge.  He posted a video with children and adults all over the world singing his song “Grateful”.  This former secular rapper had a huge awakening while serving the children in the surrounding slums of Gandhi Ashram in India and decided to devote his life to producing a style of music that emphasized the values of kindness, gratitude, service, love, and joy.  My email to him to express gratitude for his creative and inspiring talent led to my invitation for him to join us in Euclid on his way across the country. Friends at Our Lady of the Lake Church are helping to sponsor this special visit.  You can discover Nimo and his music by going to karmatube.org or emptyhandsmusic.com.  If you have questions contact me at 216-798-7089 or e200thstreetstroll@gmail.com.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:04 PM, 07.17.2014

July 24: Local History Book Signing


Dr. Roy Larick
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On Thursday July 24 three local authors who focus on Northeast Ohio will be signing their books at the Lakeshore Coffee House, 22032 Lakeshore Blvd. The event runs from 4:30-7:30 pm. The writers are Laura Peskin, Roy Larick and John Williams.  Peskin, who has contributed to Ohio journals and research websites, will be offering her first book.  Entitled Deep Cover Cleveland, vol I, the recent work has dazzled historians and residents alike with a plethora of overlooked, yet significant, Northeast Ohio phenomena.  Peskin is particularly interested in the region's Native American heritage.  The books details Cleveland's copious but forgotten prehistoric Indian mounds as well as the area's Native transportation routes and illustrious Native individuals such as Neolin, the 18th Century Delaware prophet.  A visionary of another sort turned failed Indian agent, Euclid's Nathan Meeker, finds his way into Deep Cover  Cleveland's engaging cavalcade of people and events.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:04 PM, 07.17.2014

Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof

Silhouette Productions and Shore Cultural Centre Announces Auditions for Fiddler on the Roof a musical theatre tradition! Winner of 10 Tony Awards when it debuted in 1965, the show is the brainchild of Broadway legends Jerome Robbins, Harold Prince, songwriters Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, and bookwriter Joseph Stein. Touching audiences worldwide with its humor, warmth and honesty, this universal show is a staple of the musical theatre canon. 

Set in the little village of Anatevka, the story centers on Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his five daughters. With the help of a colorful and tight-knit Jewish community, Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill them with tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF’s universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness.

Directed by Douglas F. Bailey II
Musical direction by Dave Coxe
Choreographed by Tara Mirabile

Auditions will be held at Shore Cultural Center 
291 East 222nd Street Euclid, Ohio Room 241

July 28th and 29th from 7-9:30 PM. No appointment necessary!

Callbacks July 30th 7-930 PM

Please prepare a short selection in the style of the show. Bring Sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.
Dress for movement.

Performance Dates:
October 17th-26th

FOR CASTING DESCRIPTIONS VISIT http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000036

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:18 PM, 07.12.2014

Calling all Actors/Vocalists!

Auditions for Tom Todd's "Frankenstein, The Rock Opera" are underway.  The show is to be staged at the Shore Cultural Centre on October 31, 2014 and November 1, 2014.  Actors should visit tomtoddmusic.com and click on the Frankenstein link from the home page for more info on the characters to be cast and details. Please contact Tom from this site or at 440-552-5892 to register for an audition. What a great way to celebrate Halloween!  Information on ticket sales and a chance to win tickets to the show to follow in the Euclid Observer.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:18 PM, 07.12.2014

Art Exhibit


Artist: Kate Uhlir
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FINE ART EXHIBIT
July 2 through July 31, 2014 
Cleveland Heights Library Gallery - HKIC Building
2340 Lee Road
Free & open to the public
 
MEET THE ARTISTS RECEPTION
July 18, 2014
6:00pm to 8:30pm
 
CONTACT PERSON:
Julia Baucco, Director
Phone: 269.317.9634
Contact anytime
 
Local artists initiate new beauty with original drawings and paintings.  Most art is colorful, relatively small (16x20), representational art. (It looks like what it is.) This unusual group of artists, ages 32 to 90, eagerly gather to actualize their imagination for you to enjoy. We think you will love what you see.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:18 PM, 07.12.2014

Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine - A Piece of France Right Here In Euclid



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Did you know that there is a historic tourist attraction right here in our city of Euclid? Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, located on Chardon Road, was opened on Trinity Sunday, May 30, 1926 by the Good Shepherd Sisters on property that was home to the 'Harms Farms'. In 1952, the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity took over the operation of the Shrine.

The Shrine is a replica of the Grotto in Lourdes, France. Incorporated into the Grotto are two stones taken from the stone upon which Our Lady appeared in Lourdes. The water from the Grotto flows over these holy relics.

Since its opening, thousands of pilgrims from across the country and from Canada have come to honor Our Lady and place their petitions before her. Hundreds of favors, both spiritual and temporal, have been reported as granted.

Today, the Shrine is available for pilgrims and parish groups to come for prayer and reflections. The Sisters host and conduct retreats and days of recollection as requested. The St. Ann Dining Room is available for groups who wish to spend the day. Conference rooms are also available for a few hours or all day meetings. In addition, The Gift Shop and Greeting Card Shop is also located on the property, featuring a wide variety of Religious articles and cards at affordable prices. Select from a large variety of gifts for First Communion, Confirmation, Baptism, Wedding, and Anniversary Celebrations.

If you might be looking for a fulfilling opportunity to become a part of this historic tourist attraction, you might consider becoming a Knight of Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. This group was organized and officially approved by the late Right Reverend Bishop Joseph Schrembs, D.D. on November 5, 1927.

These men have banded together to safeguard the interests of Our Lady at her Shrine by maintaining the silence and order befitting the immediate environs of the Grotto. They assist as Ushers at Sunday Mass, Sunday afternoon services, and on evenings during Novenas. They also lead Rosary and Processions and assist the Pilgrimage guests in any way possible.

Added to these duties, the gallant men contribute their labors on weekends and evenings in order to help with landscaping and caring for the grounds surrounding the Grotto; thereby greatly assisting the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity in their work at the Shrine.

For information on becoming a Knight of Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, or to book a retreat at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine, contact the Sisters of the Most Holy Trinity at 216-481-8232 or osst@srstrinity.com.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:18 PM, 07.12.2014

Euclid Prepares for 3rd Annual Wind Festival


Hot Air Balloon to be at the Euclid Wind Festival on June 14th. For information visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com.


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New location at Sims Park Beach and Pier and fun activities added. Euclid’s newest addition to its lakefront, the new Pier at Sims Park, will be center stage at the Wind Festival on June 14th from 4:00- 9:00 pm. Sims Park, located at 22131 Lakeshore Boulevard in downtown Euclid, boasts a large beach, spacious grassy areas with a Disc Golf course, the historic Henn Mansion and a new fishing pier.

The Wind Festival moved to the waterfront this year to accommodate exciting new attractions. Previously, Wind Festival event partner, Shore Cultural Centre hosted the event.  Additional event partners, the City of Euclid and the Euclid Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Shore Cultural Centre and professional event planner Wizard of Ahs, to expand the Wind Festival.

Visitors to the Wind Festival this year will enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides, a kite making station, children’s activities and crafts, great food, a beer tent and more. Event sponsor, Euclid Hospital, will have staff on hand to conduct health screenings and provide healthy cooking and living tips. Courtesy of the additional Event Sponsors Wm. Sopko & Sons Co., Inc. and CT Consultants, as well as Hot Air Balloon Sponsor, Lincoln Electric, and other generous sponsors such as K&D Management, LLC and Ss. Robert & William Parish, Euclid Apartments, families can enjoy many free activities. These include the Rise Above BMX Bike Show, a concert on the beach featuring local band Pieces of Eight, simulated windsurfing demos, RC Planes and much more.

A shuttle bus will also offer round trip tours from 5:00-7:00 pm to the Lincoln Electric wind turbine and the Wm. Sopko and Sons Co., Inc. wind turbines. Experts from Lincoln Electric and Case Western Reserve University will be on site to guide the tours.

The Wind Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.  For additional information on the 2014 Euclid Wind Festival, please visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call 216-289-8578.    

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 7:39 PM, 06.09.2014

From the desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik

Dear Friends:

It is finally time to enjoy the sunshine and outdoors. The City of Euclid has many new activities and events for the entire family this summer.  Here are a just few you won’t want to miss:

  • Summer Concert Series at the Sims Park Fishing Pier, 23131 Lakeshore Blvd. The concerts will be held on the last Thursday of the month from 6-9 pm and will showcase a variety of talented bands as well as trendy and tasty food trucks. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy great music, good food and a beautiful view of Lake Erie. For details on the concerts go to the City of Euclid’s website calendar, www.cityofeuclid.com
  • The Euclid Wind Festival will be held on Saturday, June 14th from 4-9pm at Sims Park along the beach. The Festival will feature tethered hot air balloon rides, land simulated wind surfing lessons, kite making stations, BMX Bike Show, wind turbine tours at Lincoln Electric, Stampco and Wm. Sopko and Sons, arts-n-crafts, balloon artists, inflatable attractions, wind educational stations, great food, cold beverages, and music by Pieces of Eight, a favorite local band.
  • City pools will be opening on June 9th and along with them the Spray Park at Indian Hills playground. This facility, which first opened last summer, is a great alternative to the traditional neighborhood pool, especially for families with young kids. The park also has picnic tables, lounge chairs and an updated baseball field. For information on the pools and all the activities that the Recreation Dept. has to offer go to their page at www.cityofeuclid.com

I hope you enjoy strolling along the new walking paths throughout Sims Park and the fishing pier.  Sitting on a park bench and watching the sunset over Lake Erie is something you don’t want to miss. I hope to see you in the neighborhood.

Your Mayor

Bill Cervenik

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 7:39 PM, 06.09.2014

Euclid's 2014 Memorial Day Parade A Proud Tradition


Parade Judges, Brian Moore and Fay Miller

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in which the men and women who died while serving our country are remembered.  For the past 84 years, the City of Euclid has honored and celebrated our Veterans on this day. This celebration dates back to 1930, when services were held at St. Paul and Euclid Village Cemeteries, with speakers at Euclid Central High School, under the guidance of the Euclid American Legion, Post #343.  Prior to 1930, Euclid Village held observances in 1924 and 1925, under the guidance of the village council.

The Euclid Joint Veterans Council Memorial Day Association, chaired by Mr. Chuck Hill, plays an integral role in coordinating these events.  Preceding the parade, graveside services are held at Euclid and St. Paul Cemeteries; an observance also followed the parade.  This year, the weather was perfect and the gatherings were solemn.

As in the past, this year's parade was an intergenerational event, that not only honored our heroes, but also gave parade-goers a glimpse of the other fine organizations from our community who opted to join in the festivities.  Highlights of the parade included recognition of the veterans for their dedication to our country.  Some of these men and women walked the entire distance of the parade route; others were escorted by trolley or other vehicles and were visible through the windows.  They are proud of the role they played in shaping our country and protecting our freedoms; they had made many sacrifices, and this annual event provides a special salute to them.  It is a privilege and a heart touching event to experience.

Continued.

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 7:41 PM, 06.09.2014

Euclid Farmers Market Returns


Euclid Farmers' Market returns to Shore Cultural Centre, Fridays 3pm - 7pm now through Oct. 31st. Visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call 216-289-8578 for more info. 


It’s that time of year again – the Euclid Farmers Market is coming back to Shore Cultural Centre! The market will be open every Friday now through October 31st, from 3pm to 7pm.

The market has much to offer, with vendors that are committed to fresh and superior quality produce, ranging from honey, maple syrup, fresh cut herbs, and baked goods, to a wide selection of fruits and vegetables. Returning vendor Ziemba’s philosophy is to “pick the freshest veggies, provide courteous service and promote healthy food through fair prices”. Parkman’s Produce will offer all organic and fresh picked goods and produce. You will find a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, baked goods, jams and honey from Hobby Horse Farm & Bakery. Burton Floral & Garden, Inc. has been in business since 1932, and has been attending the Euclid Farmers Market for 5 years. The Shady Nook offers fresh cut herbs and a wide variety of produce. The fun in visiting the Farmers Market is the variety each week. As the season progresses, the vegetables, fruit, plants, and goods for sale will change. Shore Cultural Centre invites you to take part in a cherished Euclid summer tradition, and to spend some time in the heart of the city in beautiful TrianglePark!

The Euclid Farmers Market takes place on the grounds of Shore Cultural Centre at 291 East 222nd Street, Euclid, OH. For more information about the Farmers Market visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call 440-289-8578. 

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 7:38 PM, 06.09.2014

Bike Euclid


Bike Euclid was pleased to participate in the Euclid Memorial Day Parade. To learn more go to www.facebook.com/euclidbikes
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Happy Memorial Day indeed! A new bicycling advocacy organization named "Bike Euclid" has recently been established. Our kick-off event was a group ride in the Euclid Memorial Day Parade.

The newly formed bicycling advocacy organization, Bike Euclid, was pleased to participate in the Euclid Memorial Day Parade. To learn more go to www.facebook.com/euclidbikesBike.


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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 7:36 PM, 06.09.2014

Euclid High School Commencement


NJROTC Presenting the Colors.
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Introducing the Euclid High School Class of 2014!

On Wednesday, May 4, 2014, 330 Euclid High School Seniors walked across the stage at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland. 78% of our students have plans to attend college and earned 3.3 million dollars in scholarships. We are exceptionally proud of the class of 2014! 

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:42 PM, 06.09.2014

Marching Down Main Street



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On September 18, 2013, the Euclid High School Marching Band and Orchestra held the “kickoff” of their Disney World Trip that would be held April 4th  through the 8th 2014.  They  hoped to raise enough money to participate in the Disney Magic Mucic Days Program.  18,480 candy bars and 130 dozens of donuts were sold.  A car wash, Walathon and Playathon were held. Corporate donations were received from Daugherty Construction and AVG Archetecture. Their audition video had been viewed by the Disney Magic Music Days program and accepted!   On April 4th  46 of the members of the marching band traveled on a bus for 22 hours to Disney World.  All four Disney Parks were visited.  On April 7th  the students marched proudly through the Magic Kingdom.  The Disney representatives were  impressed by our student’s talent.  They commented on their big sound and how their music reverberated off the buildings  as they proudly marched down Main Street.  As a spectator I have to agree. They were awesome.  These students of Euclid High Schools did an outstanding job showcasing their incredible talent.  They truly did a superior job representing the City of Euclid and the  Euclid City Schools

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:35 PM, 06.09.2014

Hooked On Fishing


Superintendent Bell
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During the month of May the Euclid Police Athletic League (PAL) took all of the fourth grade Euclid City School classes on their annual "Hooked On Fishing, not on drugs" fishing trips.  All eight trips were made to the ODNR District 3 Youth Fishing Area in Akron, Ohio with over three hundred students participating.

Police Officers:

P.O. Steve Shubert,  P.O. Jennifer Kroczak, P.O. Ed Bonchak (retired), Lt. Kevin Kelly, Chief Tom Brickman, Capt. Jim Savage, P.O. Fred Stoldt, Sgt. Mike Walsh, P.O. Nick Edington, P.O. Dan Ferritto, and P.O. James Aoki.

Volunteers:

Roger Kelly, City Councilperson Laura Gorshe, Mayor Bill Cervenik, and Superintendent Keith Bell.

Special thanks to Jim Baranowski (Mr. B)  for taking pictures on EVERY trip!

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:35 PM, 06.09.2014

Euclid Library Visits Forest Park



The Reading Teachers at Forest Park Middle School would like to thank Ms. Dawn from the Euclid Public Library for making our "Right to Read" week even more fun! Ms. Dawn met with students to share book recommendations, play a game, and provide information about summer activities taking place at the Euclid Public Library. 

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:38 PM, 06.09.2014

Dancing Classrooms Grand Finals



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96 fifth grade children representing eight Northeast Ohio schools earned their way to the Ohio Theatre stage at Playhouse Square, three of those eight schools were Euclid elementary schools. Chardon Hills, Shoreview, and Bluestone earned spots at the Colors of the Rainbow Team Match Grand Finals on Sunday, May 18th. Our students showcased poise, etiquette, and rhythm. Chardon Hills and Bluestone earned "bronze" and Shoreview earned "silver." We would like to thank the Cleveland Clinic-Euclid Hospital for their generosity and help in funding this incredible program. 

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:39 PM, 06.09.2014

Summer School Schedule and OGT Exam Dates



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Attention EHS students: 

If you need to take any classes, or the OGT this summer, please reference these photos for information, including registration dates, times, and Summer School/OGT administration hours. If you have any questions, please call/email:

Kristen Goerndt - Euclid High School
216.797.7831 
KrGoerndt@euclidschools.org

Adam Castrilla - Central Middle School
216.797.5335 
ACastrilla@euclidschools.org

We look forward to seeing you this summer!

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Volume 5, Issue 5, Posted 6:39 PM, 06.09.2014