Happy Holidays to you and your families! I would like to thank the voters of Euclid for their continued trust in me to serve as your Mayor. I am grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the community that I love. I am proud of the progress we have made this year and look forward to continuing the work of building a strong and vibrant Euclid!
Seven Euclid alumni expressed their Panther pride on November 21st as they were honored for their accomplishments and inducted into the Euclid High Schools Sports Hall of Fame.
Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs in Cuyahoga County.
Brian Moore is a man of many titles. He is a licensed and ordained minister, Ward 2 councilman in Euclid, and vice president and COO of Moore Counseling & Mediation Services Inc. Moore works closely with his wife, Martina Moore, who is the president and CEO at Moore Counseling.
The Moores founded Moore Counseling 20 years ago with the idea that together they could have more positive outcomes, reach a greater number of people, and altogether “do it better,” shares Moore, who oversees seven Moore Counseling locations in Ohio. “Helping people is our lifestyle.”
Now they’re harnessing that energy to better serve Euclid’s young adult males with H.E.A.T., or “Habilitation Empowerment Accountability Therapy.” This new, 36-week counseling program is led by a specially trained drug and mental health counselor and geared at African-American men between the ages of 18 and 29 years old.
“[This program is designed to] retrain the brain and change habits,” Moore says. “These are young men who for many reasons haven’t focused on their community. H.E.A.T. helps to break the cycles that led them away from their community in the first place.”
Often, we hear about how important it is to have your vote counted and indeed it is. There is another important way to be counted. In 2020, America comes together to count every person living in the United States. This count is done through the Census.
Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall 2019 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing achievements protecting patients from harm and providing safer health care (Leapfrog news release). Other east side Cleveland Clinic hospitals receiving A grades include Main Campus, Hillcrest, South Pointe and Marymount Hospitals.
The holidays are here and we're ready to celebrate! Euclid Police remind you to take the time to target harden your home and reduce the reward so hopefully thieves won't have an opportunity to steal and will leave empty handed. Here are some crime prevention tips specifically for the holidays. Have a safe and enjoyable season!
As I am writing this, our friends in federal government are examining the impeachment process. It reminds me that occasionally, the best thing I can say to explain my work in Columbus is, “We are not DC.” Currently, we are in the 133rd term of the Ohio General Assembly and the interplay of the Ohio House, the Ohio Senate and The Governor has seen more major bipartisan successes in the first 11 months of 2019 than at any time during the prior administration.
Before I tell you some of the successes that I believe benefit all Ohioans, let me briefly explain why these outcomes have occurred. There are 3 reasons: 1. The Governor has been open to ideas from all sides and both Parties. 2. There is a coalition government in the Ohio House. Speaker Larry Householder was elected with 26 Republican and 26 Democratic votes, giving Democrats a 50/50 voice in a Chamber where we only have 38 of 99 seats and 3. Democratic Leader Kenny Yuko and Republican Senate President Larry Oboff have a very good working relationship.
The VASJ community observed All Saints’ Day with an all-school Mass the morning of Nov. 1. Fr. Patrick Schultz from Communion of Saints Parish presided at the Mass.
The Current Chair of the Shade Tree Commission Brenda Hall will be stepping down as Chair Person this year. But she will still be an active member on the Shade Tree Commission. It is with great appreciation that everyone associated with the Shade Tree Commission gives a warm ”thank you” to Brenda Hall for her service. Brenda has brought the Commission many of her unique skills, one being public relations work, and her passion to make Euclid a great place to live and garden. She has made the Euclid Pond and Garden Tour one of the best in Northeastern Ohio. Vice Chair Greg Lawrence will be taking her place. Greg is a long time resident and supporter of the growth in Euclid. Brenda has said she has left her position in good hands.
With the holiday season upon us, consumers are often unprepared for all the additional expenses and exit the holiday season with debt - a gift that unfortunately keeps on giving.
Enjoy a variety of festive music at The Singing Angels concert, including songs from the "Polar Express", the Hallelujah Chorus, and Barbershop harmony. The concert is Sunday, December 15th, at 2:00pm. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased in the Shore office room 143, online at shoreculturalcentre.com, or at the door. Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street, in Euclid, and can be reached at 216-289-8578.
It would be a much easier for all of us if all the Medicare Prescription Drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans covered all drugs at the same cost. Unfortunately, it is not that easy.
Happy December All,
We are happy and excited to welcome the Christmas season into our home. The guests from out of town, the delicious food, and the fun outings top our list. Gift-giving and receiving is fun, but it is the joy of spending time together with family and friends that warms my heart.
I am looking forward to cookie baking, tree trimming, and gift wrapping with those I love. At the same time, I am aware of the need to slow down, breathe, and remember what this season is truly about. To remember that pausing and taking care of myself is equally important. Life is short, enjoy the holidays, don’t kill yourself trying to make them perfect. You are enough. :)
This month I am sharing part of an article I wrote for Wish Cleveland, about three businesses (who would be great to support during this busy holiday season) that are using the social enterprise model. They seek to balance successful businesses with social goals. They work to tackle social problems, improve people's lives and futures, support local communities, and/or help the environment in ways that benefit their neighbors and their neighborhoods. Amazing right?
Greater Cleveland Volunteers operates the AARP Foundation Experience Corps literacy tutoring program in the Euclid City School District in the 2019-2020 school year and we need more tutors.
PetFix Northeast Ohio, a non-profit spay and neuter clinic in Euclid is once again selling their “Firefighters and Furry Friends 2020 Calendar” to raise money to provide affordable services and prevent pet homelessness. The calendar features our local heroes with owned and adoptable cats and dogs and makes a great holiday gift for animal-loving friends and family. The photographs in the calendar were taken by local Pulitzer prize-winning photographer Amy Sancetta. You can show your support for our local firefighters and help PetFix create a world in which every pet has a loving home, by purchasing your calendar today for $20. Calendars are available online at petfixnortheastohio.org or stop by the PetFix clinic any weekday. PetFix Northeast Ohio is located at 885 E. 222nd Street in Euclid.
Winter Panther Hoops (AGES 5-15)
The Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School Athletic Department is excited to announce the appointment of Liz (Guard) Sellers ’02 as the new head women’s volleyball coach.
The Church of the Epiphany on Lakeshore Blvd in Euclid doesn't just tell the Christmas story - it lives it!
Ss. Robert and William Parish can provide an “Outreach” to others because of your gracious generosity and parishioner volunteers. I am grateful for what you offer and am honored to be able to serve those who come to our door in your name. I pray that you will continue to support our Outreach programs through your contributions or consider making an offering so that we can serve those who ask for help. Know that every effort is made to be a good and trustworthy steward of your donations.
THE PANTRY is our parish program to assist those who need food in our community. We welcome donations to keep our shelves stocked and to be able to respond to requests for food assistance. Please bring staples on the first weekend of each month and place them in the large basket in the gathering space. Suggested offering for this month is condiments: Catsup, mustard, mayonnaise, pickles.
On October 31, 2019, the students of the Guardian Angels Early Learning Center dressed as their favorite storybook character! We had Pete the Cat, The Old Woman Who Swallowed the Fly, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Curious George, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and many more. Our students are SO cute! Be sure to visit and follow our Facebook page, SRW Guardian Angels Early Learning Center, to see more pictures of our little pumpkins!
This months winner of a $25 gift Certificate from Great Scott Tavern is David Radachy. Congratulations!
If you are 65 or over, would you be willing to admit it :>) to be able to enjoy a wonderful free delicious Thanksgiving dinner & program?
Well many were, as we at Bible Baptist Temple @ 1565 Chardon Rd. Had a packed room of appreciative seniors. Pastor Andy Rusnacko- our only pastor for over 40 years, has never waivered in his doctrine- stressing repentance and the Lordship of our Lord & Saviour- Jesus Christ. We don’t practice “easy believism” either. We don’t mix the doctrinally correct ancient hymns with rock and roll 🎸 music. Nope! Pastor Andy runs the STILL CHURCH! I have witnessed this first hand, having been an enthusiastic, faithfully serving & (hopefully sufficiently humble :)) member for over 33 years.
Although our Thanksgiving program is over, the welcome mat at Bible Baptist Temple is always open - www.biblebaptisteuclid.com.
Lakeland Civic Association will hold is annual holiday celebrations beginning Thursday December 12. LCA will host a party at the Early Learning Village on Elinore Avenue. Members will provide ample and delicious refreshments between 7:00 & 9:00 PM. Those residents with even-numbered addresses are encouraged to bring savory items and those with odd addresses should bring sweets. Partiers who have attended in the past know what a fabulous array of food awaits them.
In November 2019, the City of Euclid received its most sculptural award yet: a hand-blown blue and green glass work of art (by The Glass Bubble Project in Ohio City) atop a plaque that proclaims the City of Euclid’s Waterfront Improvement Plan – Phase II a ‘2019 Vibrant NEO’ Champion.
Earlier this year artist, educator, and Euclid resident Meg Garbincus designed and began painting Euclid’s newest addition to our community’s growing collection of public art. The mural depicts iconic landmarks including the Joseph Farrell Memorial Fishing Pier and the Lincoln Electric Wind Turbine inside bold block letters spelling ‘Euclid’. The mural is in-progress and set for completion - by Meg with the assistance of students in Euclid High School’s art program - in 2020.
Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School has been a participating school in the Educational Choice Scholarship (EdChoice) Program for many years. Thanks to recent rule changes made by the state, VASJ has been able to offer vouchers to even more local students who are eligible.
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Our Lady of the Lake will host its annual school open house on Sunday, January 26, 2020 from 11:00 am-1:00 pm in OLL School. Our ambassadors will be on hand to give families tours. Come and meet teachers, learn about our curriculum, and speak with current students.
The Euclid Public Library Foundation is partnering with AmazonSmile to help raise funds. A percentage of every purchase you make on smile.amazon.com will be donated back to the library!
Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!
Take a selfy with this months Where am I Picture and email it to CollinwoodPublishing@Gmail.com and you will be eligible to win a $25 Gift Card to Great Scott. If we have more than one correct entry the winner will be decided by randon drawing
A new car dealership was located in downtown Euclid. What was its name? What brand did it sell? Where was it located? What is there now?
I just had my first opportunity to meet a Centenarian, Mrs. Mary Vinciguerra Guhde, who turned 100 years old on November 1st. Happy Birthday Mary! Mary graduated from Euclid Central High School in 1937 and grew up on Miller Avenue, between E. 200th and E. 222nd Streets. Before attending Central, she was a student at Roosevelt Elementary School. Mary married Robert Guhde in 1939 and they had four children, Robert, Gail, Margaret and Gary. Her husband Robert passed away in 2002.
Sometimes, a reliable set of wheels is all that stands between a veteran and their dreams. Just before Veterans Day, more than 100 veterans and their families across the country received the keys to newly refurbished vehicles as part of Progressive's seventh annual "Keys to Progress" event. Vehicle giveaways occurred on November 7 at more than 60 locations across the country.
At Euclid Senior High School, Kathy earned a letter "E" for all three years in Cross Country, Indoor Track and Outdoor Track. Not just an athlete, she was President of her Senior Class and planned the Class of 1979's five, 10, 20 and 25 year reunions. After Euclid, Kathleen graduated from Kent State University with a major in Criminal Justice, where she was a "walk on" freshman to the Cross Country and Track teams, and was awarded a varsity jacket. While at Kent, she served on the Student Conduct Advisory Board and the Intramural Student Board, was awarded Outstanding Leader of the Month in October 1983 and the Senior Service Award in 1984. She later earned a Master of Public Administration at Cleveland State University and is a graduate of the Cleveland State Leadership Academy, Class XXIV.
Kathy completed 34 years of public service and was Director of Special Projects for the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer when she retired in 2016. Currently, she is serving her fifth term as a Rocky River School Board Member, where she was elected to her first term in 2001. Kathleen is a member the Rocky River Recreation Commission (2008-Present), and served on the Rocky River Education Foundation (2008-2010), the Rocky River City Economic and Development Advisory Board (2003-2005), and was a PSR Teacher at St. Christopher’s Church (2003-2010).
Kathy has been married to Tom Goepfert for 30 years and they have been Rocky River residents for 22 years. They have two children, Jessica and Matthew. Matthew was a place kicker for the Rocky River High School football team and he and Kathy raised more than $7,000 for Kick-It for Kids Cancer.
Where did you grow up?
You don’t know what’s going on in the lives of people you come across.
D-I-Y (Do It Yourself) is a popular system for renovating things. Whether for your home, office or some object you own, you can follow a process to take what is and make it better. Likewise, with your thinking, actions and choices of speech, you can take steps to improve how you react. You can experience change in your relationships and outcomes. You can adjust how you respond. By selecting different responses, you can experience different outcomes. Be encouraged. You really do get to choose how you experience your life.