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Eastside Greenway Plans to Connect 19 Greater Cleveland Communities with Bike and Pedestrian Paths

Imagine living close to a trail system that connects neighborhoods throughout the eastern portion of Cuyahoga County with employment centers, transit, services, parks and green spaces. Imagine walking or biking to school, work, the store, or a park. Imagine being able to bike from the Euclid Creek Reservation to the Shaker Median Trail, or from Rockefeller Park to the North Chagrin Reservation. Imagine the Eastside Greenway.

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Euclid Local Businesses Honored at Annual Taste of Euclid Chamber Event


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On Thursday, March 26th over 150 local and state attendees gathered to honor several of “Euclid’s finest” area businesses, organizations and business persons at the Irish American Club on Lakeshore Blvd. for the Euclid Chamber of Commerce’s Annual “Taste of Euclid” Awards Event.  Every year nominations are submitted from the community and the City of Euclid for the Euclid Chamber’s various awards for Large Business, Small Business, Organization, Business Person, Bluestone and Lifetime Achievement recognition. Each recipient received a Proclamation from the City of Euclid along with special commendations from the Ohio Secretary of State and Governor Kasich’s offices and Euclid Chamber of Commerce plaques handed out by Sarah Gyorki, Euclid Chamber President, along with Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik, Josette Burns-Secretary of State’s office, Chamber Board members Cheryl Cameron (Chair-Action CARSTAR Auto Body), Rebecca McFarland (Euclid Public Library) and Sheila Gibbons, Executive Director, Euclid Chamber of Commerce.

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Our Lady of the Lake School: Award Winning Teachers and Students


Cathy Gentile, second from right, received the Crystal Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching
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Our Lady of the Lake School is delighted to be congratulating third grade teacher Cathy Gentile on being the recipient of Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Crystal Apple Award for Teaching Excellence. Mrs. Gentile is a dedicated educator, who has touched the lives of thousands of students, including current third-grader Caroline Brown. In her nomination, Caroline wrote: “Mrs Gentile is a true inspiration to her students. She inspires her students to think globally and act locally…. She goes above and beyond in her role as an educator”. We are very fortunate to have talented, caring teachers inspiring tomorrow’s leaders.

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EHS Untouchables get "RoBOTTY" at AWT RoboBot Competition



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After months of preparation, six Euclid High School students reported to Lakeland Community College on April 25th to participate in the fifth annual AWT RoboBot Competition.  An event orchestrated by the Alliance for Working Together, “a coalition started by Fredon of at least 75 local companies seeking to encourage youth to consider jobs in manufacturing.” The competition has grown from seven high schools to 35 this year. 

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2015 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

All residents and friends of the Euclid Community are invited to the annual Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony which will take place on Monday, May 25, 2015, at 10:00 AM.  The parade will begin on Lakeshore Blvd. and then travel down East 222nd Street.

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From the Desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik

Dear Friends,

Spring is here and with summer not far behind, the City of Euclid will be filled with many events and programs for all to enjoy.  Back by popular demand is the Summer at Sims Concert Series. The concerts will be on the last Thursday of the month from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. with the kick-off on May 28th. The concerts are held on the shores of Lake Erie in Sims Park, 21311 Lakeshore Blvd.  Bring your lawn chair or blanket and along with good music, enjoy the tasty menu items from the participating Food Trucks.  For more details go to www.cityofeuclid.com or the Summer at Sims Facebook page.

The 9th annual East 200th Street Stroll will be held on Saturday, May 30th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Stroll is a wonderful community event that features the businesses and organizations in the East 200th Street area. The Euclid Beach Rocket Car, musical entertainment, free activities for kids, food and more will be on hand. For more information go to www.E200streetstroll.com

City pools open on June 8th with plenty of open swim times and numerous activities, including adult lap swim, early bird swimming, family swim, youth lessons, and competitive swimming with our Summer Panther Swim Team.  The Recreation Department has something for every age group and interest. For more information on these and other programs go to www.cityofeuclid.com or call the Recreation Department at 216-289-8114.

I look forward to seeing many of you at our annual Memorial Day Parade and ceremonies on Monday, May 25th.  Morning graveside ceremonies will be held at 7:45 a.m. at Euclid Cemetery and 8:15 a.m. at St. Paul Cemetery. The parade will begin at East 228 Street and Lakeshore Blvd at 10:00 a.m. and will travel down East 222nd Street to the Euclid Public Library.  Following the parade, there will be a service at the Veterans Memorial next the Euclid Library.  

Happy Spring,

Mayor Bill Cervenik

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See You at the 4th Annual Hunger Center Kick Off Summer

There’s always a lot of fun to be had at Euclid Hunger Center fundraising events! More than 100 Euclid neighbors came out to Paradise Island Bar & Grill in February’s bitter cold to support us at our Show Love for the Hunger Center event. Great food, beverages and Valentine-themed gift baskets made for a festive time for all.

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Confirmation



Our Lady of the Lake joined St Paschal Baylon and Bishop Gries, for a confirmation ceremony on April 26, with Bishop Pilla in attendance. Afterwards, the newly confirmed and their families celebrated with a lovely reception hosted by the 7th grade parents of St Paschal Baylon. Congratulations to the newly confirmed. May you take your gifts out into the world!

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Living Stations



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Holy Week is always a very special time at Our Lady of the Lake. It’s wonderful to see so many parishioners, visitors and friends in church. Living Stations is a particularly treasured tradition for our parish, and this year the youth did a wonderful job. 

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Vacation Bible School Will Be a Blast!

Join Our Lady of the Lake Vacation Bible School for some exciting explorations with SonSpark Labs! Every day June 8-12 from 9:30-noon kids in grades 1-5 will enjoy activities, crafts, music, snacks and more. Take advantage of early bird registration before May 12 and save $5. All are welcome! For more information, contact Rita Testa at (216) 481-6824, or email Rita@OLLEuclid.org.

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Parish Picnic

Save the Date for the Our Lady of the Lake parish picnic. In honor of our 5th anniversary, we’re very excited to be bringing in the Joey Tomsick Orchestra. It’s going to be a wonderful celebration, and we look forward to sharing it with all our parishioners and friends. Mark your calendars for June 21st!

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E. 200th Street Stroll Festival



Our Lady of  the Lake is happy to be hosting a free community party to support the E. 200th Street Stroll. On May 30, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. you can make Our Lady of the Lake your base for music, games, prizes, treats and activities. Park here and catch the trolleys for a great day in the community, exploring everything the Stroll has to offer. We look forward to welcoming friends and neighbors, and hope to see everyone out enjoying this great day in the neighborhood!

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Walk-A-Thon Supports Education

On May 13, Our Lady of the Lake School will host its popular Walk-A-Thon, a healthy way for students to get moving and support their school. Thanks to this great effort by students, with lots of support from friends and family and a very active PTO leadership, this year’s Walk-A-Thon is on track to raise more than $15,000! If you’d like more information, or want to make a contribution, please call the school office at (216) 481-6824.

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OLL School Open House

Our Lady of the Lake School is happy to welcome families with children entering preschool or kindergarten to join us for an open house on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. At Our Lady of the Lake School, you will find that we are like family. Your child will learn good habits and attitudes in our loving Catholic community. Through patient and respectful methods, our earliest learners develop a positive sense of themselves, which will make a difference throughout their lives. Our Lady of the Lake School offers a full-day kindergarten program that is fully accredited by the State of Ohio and offers a warm, caring environment. Our children make use of all our wonderful teachers and facilities, including our state of the art computer lab, library, full gym, art and music classes. We know you want the best for you child, and we can help you get the best possible education.

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Euclid Art Show

Euclid Art Association

Annual Spring Show

May 2-9, 2015

At Euclid Public Library

631 E. 222 St.

During library hours

Reception is Wed.,  May 6, 2015  6:30-8:30 p.m.

EuclidArt.com

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Summer Is Almost Here!!

It's hard to imagine school being out, and warm summer days, but it's not that far away.  If you are looking for something for your child to do this summer, why not send them to the Beat the Streets (BTS) Fun Day Summer Camp This is the third year for this camp located right here in Euclid.  The camp was help at the Euclid Sports Plant the last two summers, but is now moving its location to Euclid Memorial Park, with its home base being the C.E. Orr Ice Arena. Campers will be dropped off and picked up from the ice arena.  Moving to this new location will give the campers a chance to do more outdooor activities including swimming.  

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Toppís Dry Cleaners Goes Green


As Euclid becomes an environmentally sustainable community, so are businesses like Topp's Dry Cleaners.

From wind turbines to solar panels, there are many signs that Euclid is becoming an environmentally sustainable community.  Now Topp’s Dry Cleaners is offering area residents an organic, environmentally conscious way of having their clothes cleaned.     

Located on Shore Center Drive across the street from Dave’s Supermarket, Topp’s Dry Cleaners has invested a significant amount of money in a new dry cleaning machine that utilizes all natural detergents that do not emit harsh chemical odors, and is especially better for people who may have sensitive skin.  One of the ingredients camellia oil, or “green tea oil” is widely used in Asia.  The company’s cleaning method is also energy efficient as it uses less water.  Other major benefits to the new method of dry cleaning at Topp’s is whiter whites, and softer, brighter colors without fading.    

Although Topp’s Dry Cleaners has been located in Euclid for more than 40 years, their new approach to dry cleaning methods has become increasingly popular among residents.  The word has been spread on the popular Facebook page “Ways to Make Euclid a Better City.”  Some residents are even considering a “Cash Mob” to promote this progressive local business. 

In addition to friendly service, affordable prices, and environmentally-conscious dry cleaning, Topp’s also provides custom tailoring and alterations.  If you need to clean that wool coat after this harsh winter, but want to go easier on the environment in the process, please stop at Topp’s Dry Cleaners at 22634 Shore Center Drive.  

 

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Euclid Farmers' Market Opens in June

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 beginning in June through October 9th, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The market has much to offer, with vendors that are committed to quality. Throughout the season you will find fresh cut herbs, baked goods, plants and flowers, and a wide selection of fruits and vegetables. The fun in visiting the Farmers' Market is the variety each week. New this year will be a weekly raffle for market goodies. On June 5th and 19th you will be able to take part a sampling of free Shore Cultural Centre classes. The mini-classes will include balloon twisting, visual art, and music. Visit the website listed below for the class times and details.

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 Triangle Park! 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. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please contact us. 

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Summer Camp & Class Registration is Open at Shore Cultural Centre


Student taking part in an Art It Yourself class at Shore Cultural Centre.

Enjoy your summer taking part in the arts, fitness and fun at Shore Cultural Centre. There are ongoing classes being offered for all ages. A few of the many options for adults include yoga, creating ceramic works, and painting. New camps will offer youth entering grades 3 through 6 in the fall a chance to learn about performing arts. Wonderful Land of OZ and Visiting Wonderland two week camps are being team taught by two seasoned theater artists, Darryl Lewis and Angela Miloro-Hansen. In addition to acting and singing, the camp will include visual art and movement activities. Other summer long options for camp are available through Shore Cultural Centre tenants and include arts, fitness, education, field trips, and other general camp fun. Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street in Euclid. Visit website www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call 216-289-8561 for information. 

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Stroll Sponsors Shine

The E. 200th Street Stroll is a low budget operation with high community impact, but our Stroll would not be possible if it weren’t for the dedicated volunteers and generous organizations and businesses thatenvision the benefits of investing in our May 30th event.

 We greatly appreciate our Rocket Ship and Thriller Car sponsor, The City of Euclid and our Gold Sponsor, Gateway Retirement Community.  Our Silver Sponsors: Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Denk Associates, Inc., Stevenson’s Bar and Grill, the Law Office of Sheronda Dobson, and Menlo Park Academy will shine brightly as businesses and an organization on E. 200th Street during the Stroll. We thank our Stroll Sponsors: Shore Cultural Centre, Bronco’s Drive In Beverage, New Genesis Church of God in Christ, Adam’s Place and Euclid Square Mall for helping us with our expenses as well as our Flower Sponsors: Friends of the Henn Mansion, Euclid Beach Park Now, the Kast Organ Grinders, Arbor School PTA, and Candy Shop Nails. Our Stroll is also supported by donations from Celebration United Methodist Church, Lake Shore Garden Club, and Linda’s Lock Shoppe.

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Volunteers All Fired Up at the Euclid Police Range


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Saturday, April 11, 2015 was a really nice day. The weather was cool, but a bright sun hung in the sky. Several volunteers from the Euclid Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association headed out to the Euclid Police Department dressed in a uniform of sorts… The one you dig around in your closet for… way back in the closet. Your paint clothes.

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Arbor Day Ceremony at Shore Cultural Centre


Arbor Day Ceremony Honoring Dolly Luskin, photo courtesy of Parkerfotos.


On April 24th the City of Euclid and the Shade Tree Commission held an Arbor Day tree planting ceremony. This year a Sugar Maple was planted in front of Shore Cultural Centre in honor of Dolly Luskin. For over 30 years Dolly has volunteered her time with Shore Cultural Centre, where she had served on the Board of Trustees for over twenty years In addition to Shore, she also has been active with the Irish American Club - East Side and was a member of the Euclid Women’s Caucus. The event was well attended, and included a welcome by Robert Evans, Chairman Shade Tree Commission, along with speakers Mayor Bill Cervenick and City Council President Kirsten Holzheimer Gail.

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Character Essay Contest Winners

3rd Grade

1st place- Simya Howard

2nd place- Aniyah Idom

3rd place-Jade Tucker

4th Grade

1st place- Jermaine Palmer

2nd place- Shyanne Stevens

3rd place- Jariah Reed

5th Grade

1st place- Tony Jordan

2nd place- J'Kwon George

3rd place- Janiah Johnson

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Pancake Breakfast


A repeating vistor for the sausages.


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Every year the Euclid Kiwanis with the help of Euclid High School Key Club hold an all you can eat pancake breakfast. The key club and Kiwanis members worked together to cook and serve the food. This year we served over a hundred people french toast, sausage and pancakes. And from their expressions they enjoyed it greatly. It was a lot of fun participating in the pancake breakfast. We hope to see you next year. By Danesha Allen Vice President of Key Club. 

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Mrs. Clark high 5's 3rd graders during the OAA cheer
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World Changers Wanted

Want to know more about Imagine Bella? Want to help our exciting journey to become a National Blue Ribbon School? Enrollment packets available online and in our office. Call 216-481-1500. We would be more than happy to give you a tour and answer any questions!

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Upcoming Dates

Spring Book Fair-May 4th-8th
5th Grade Underground Railroad Simulation- May 4th-5th
Imagine Bella 1st Annual Carnival-Thursday, May 7th
Kindergarten promotion picnic-Thursday, May 28th

Last day of school for students- Friday, May 29th

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Grade level winners from the Imagine Character Essay Contest (Grades 3-5) were honored in a Reception in April.
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Fourth Grade Travels to Columbus


Being a lawyer isn't easy work.
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On April 21st, fourth grade and some fifth graders took a trip to Columbus, Ohio to take a tour of the State House, the Topiary Gardens, and have dinner at Dirty Frank's Hot Dog Palace. Check out the pictures of their amazing day!

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PARCC Party


4th and 5th grade students with perfect attendance for all days of Performance Based testing in February and March celebrated with a PARCC dance party before Spring Break. #Perseverence #PERFORMANCEcharacter
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Rock the O-A-A!


4 star work is what Imagine Bella is all about!
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To encourage 3rd graders on their big day, the school went outside to kick off the day with an OAA cheer while younger students held signs to show their support. Third grade students must receive a score of 394 or higher on the 3rd Grade Reading OAA in order to be promoted to fourth grade.

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Bailey Toastmasters Hosts Open House in May

The Bailey Toastmasters Club is hosting an open house on Thursday, May 14, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Euclid Public Library.  The open house provides the community the opportunity to see a Toastmasters meeting conducted. The meeting is free and open to the public. Food and refreshments will be served.

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Bike Euclid


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Bike Euclid would like to invite you to join us for a second year riding in the Euclid Memorial Day Parade.  We ride to honor and remember those who have fallen in service to our country. We celebrate the service, bravery, heroism, and sacrifices of those who have fallen in military service to the United States of America. So polish up your ride, pump up your tires, put on your Sunday best and find us at the parade start. Learn more at www.facebook.com/euclidbikes.

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Calendar of Events

SRW Summer Calendar of Events

  • East 200th Street Stroll, Saturday, May 30, 2015, come join us!

  • SRW Warrior Open, Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Briardale Golf Course

  • SRW Rummage Sale, Friday and Saturday, July 10 & 11, 2015

  • Vacation Bible School, the week of July 20-24, 2015

  • Annual Parish Festival, Thursday thru Sunday, August 13-16, 2015

Free Produce Giveaway:

  • Produce to People, June TBD

  • Produce to People, Monday July 27, 2015

  • Produce to People, Monday, August 24, 2015

Community Meals:

  • The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, June 30, 2015

  • The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

  • The “Banquet” Free Community Meal, Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish and School Announce Playground Opening and Dedication


The Elin Cooke Playground

The SRW community and its friends have teamed together to raise enough money ($140,000) to help build a playground at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish.  The project was made possible by funds donated from the SRW Endowment, students (through a Walk-a-thon and a Read-a-thon), Jane Monreal, The Cooke Family, Elin Cooke Family and Friends, The Michael Talty and Helen Talty Charitable Trust, and several anonymous donors. 

The effort is centered on the story of Elin Cooke.  Elin was an extraordinary woman with much love for the parish, school, the city of Euclid and most importantly children.  She was one of the first supporters of the playground project when it was announced last spring.  In August, 2014, Elin lost her battle with cancer.  “Since the parish and school community will be forever blessed by her presence, and with full support of her family, it seemed only fitting that the playground be named in her honor.  The bright red and green playground is a tribute to her memory,” states Fr. John D. Betters, Pastor.

The playground will feature 23 activities and a special rubber surface for enhanced safety and enjoyment, and will improve recess for the school students, as currently the schoolyard only has blacktop surface to play on.  It will accommodate over 50 children and will provide physical activity for the children.  Additionally, it will enhance the recreation area in the community, as the play area will be open to the hundreds of children who live in the neighborhood. 

The playground dedication and opening will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 1:30 p.m.  Fr. John Betters, Fr. Sal Ruggeri, Mayor Cervenik, Council President, Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, and the Cooke Family will be present.  The public is invited to attend.  Ss. Robert and William Parish is located at 367 East 260th St., Euclid.  Please call 216.731.1515 for additional information.

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Limited Space Available

Registration for the 2015-2016 school year is now open for children in Preschool through Grade 6. In partnership, St. John of the Cross and Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are accepting applications for enrollment.  Euclid residents with school age children that would be assigned to Bluestone, Arbor, or Shoreview Elementary as well as Forest Park or Central Middle School may be eligible for the EdChoice Scholarship.  For more information or to set up a screening, please call Maureen Frydl at 216.731.1515 X229 or mfrydl@srwschool.cc. Visit our website at www.srwschool.cc to download an application.  Hurry, spaces are limited and filling up fast!

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