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Euclid 2016 Master Plan Kicks Off With Public Meeting October 4th

Public input is a vital piece of any Master Plan. Help shape Euclid’s future by attending public meetings and sharing your ideas.

Earlier this year the City of Euclid was awarded a Master Plan to be prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission over the next 10 months. A Master Plan inventories current conditions, outlines a community’s vision for the future and then describes concrete, specific action steps community leaders can undertake to accomplish that growth and development.

Public input is a vital piece of any Master Plan to ensure that future policies reflect the goals and vision of residents, businesses and other stakeholders. The creation of Euclid’s next Master Plan will allow many opportunities to be engaged in the process.

A community-wide survey was issued in August 2015 to a random sample of 1,400 households throughout all eight wards. The anonymous results are currently being recorded and will appear in a written report as well as influence the Master Plan.

Furthermore, the 2016 Master Plan is led by a Steering Committee of community stakeholders including residents who applied through a competitive application in summer 2016. Each member possesses unique qualifications to develop a meaningful, inventive and useful planning tool for the City of Euclid.

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Message from the Mayor

Happy September!  I want to take a minute to say thank you to John Copic and all the writers who make the Observer happen each month.  John recently held an appreciation party to say thank you to the writers.  I want to extend my appreciation on behalf of the City of Euclid to John and all the writers for providing this important service to our community.  John has worked hard to improve the features in the paper and is continuing to look for ways to improve the paper.   I always open the Euclid Observer with anticipation to see the coverage of local events and read about some of the things happening in our community – it has become a source of information many of us depend on. 

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Euclid Heat Treating Keeps it Local

Cleveland historically has been a town of entrepreneurs, startups and family businesses, especially in the manufacturing and industrial sector. In this column, each month we continue the manufacturing conversation, because manufacturing is what this town was built on, and manufacturing continues to sustain it.

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Ask an Officer

Question: What are some safety tips for students traveling to and from to school? 

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Call to Artists: Seeking Artwork for 'Scary Stories'-Inspired Book

"It Wasn't Real" is story about a young girl who finds that a family heirloom may hold more than just her reflection. Artists can use this depiction of Lucy for inspiration for their own artwork to submit for consideration.

CLEVELAND, Ohio – Are you an artist inspired by "Scary Stores" artist Stephen Gammell, Creepypasta, and all things macabre? If so, your talents are sought for the upcoming book "Kindergarten: Stories and Tragedies."

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Three Deserving Causes, One Exciting Event

Have you ever been to a stuffy, black-tie fundraising affair and thought to yourself “Ugh, I wish I had just sent in a check.” Or maybe, like me, the limits of your calendar (or your budget) force you to make choices about which local causes to support. If you’ve struggled with either of these issues, then problem solved! Thanks to the creativity and collaboration of several Euclid organizations – you can have a great time doing good on September 23rd at the Shore Cultural Centre’s “Fall Crawl and Casino Night” – with proceeds benefitting three worthy causes.

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Balance Training in the Older Adult

Most people take balance for granted, assuming that navigation occurs without effort, thinking or fear.  When a child falls, he is able to shake it off and continue moving.  When an older adult falls, however, there are often consequences.  Sometimes a broken bone might be the result.  A broken bone limits mobility, which can lead to a general decline in health.  Thousands of older Americans die each year as the result of a broken hip due to a fall.  Even if a recovery is made from a broken bone, a resulting decrease in confidence and independence can still occur.

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Street Cop

The shooting at nearby Sims Park brought an unwanted chill to this sizzling summer.  Conversation turned to the danger of random violent crime in Euclid.  At the invitation of the neighborhood organization, East 216th Neighbors, Captain Kevin Kelly agreed to hear concerns and answer questions of residents in the Edgecliff area. The stand-up meeting drew about 40 people from neighboring streets.

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Hospice of the Western reserve Warehouse Sale

Don't miss it! Friday, Sept. 16 and Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

There's something for everyone at Hospice of the Western Reserve's Warehouse Sale!

Christmas decor - Dining Room sets - So many couches! - Lamps - Artwork - Fine china and glassware - Collectibles - Bedroom sets - Rugs - Kitchenware - And so much more!

Proceeds from every Warehouse Sale support seriously ill patients and their families, veterans in need of specialized care, grief and trauma counseling in schools, and other community-based programs provided by this nonprofit agency.

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Blankets of Love Eagle Scout Project

David Paus delivers to Anthony Stachnik 40 fleece blankets for the cardiac intensive care unit at University Hospital in Cleveland, also pictured Matthew Paus helped with the delivery. 

Boy scouts working toward the rank of Eagle Scout must do what is called an Eagle Scout Service Project.  These service projects must benefit an organization other than the Boy Scouts.  Often local churches or community groups are the beneficiary.  David Paus a senior at Villa Angela- St. Joseph H.S. and a member of Troop 54 at Ss. Robert & Willam Parish chose for his project to make paliative care blankets for cardiac patients at University Hospitals of Cleveland.

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Help with Adult Education

St.Noel Church in Willoughby Hills is offering free individual tutoring for adults wanting to get their high school certificate (GED).  The Adult Education Resource Center can help with Math and English (Language Arts) studies.  Or, if someone would just like to improve reading, spelling or math skills for personal or employment reasons, the AERC can help as well.

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An Evening with Phillip Morris

Join the Friends of the Library on Thursday, September 22 at 7:00 PM at their annual event with The Plain Dealer Metro columnist, Phillip Morris, where the theme for the night is, “Newspapers: Past, Present, and Future.” Morris, a Euclid resident, has written for The Plain Dealer since 2007. Several of his topics include politics, city issues, and conversations with people out and about. Enjoy an entertaining evening while supporting the Friends! Please call the library at (216) 261-5300 to register for this event!

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College Now Comes to EPL This Fall

College Now announced in August that it was awarded a new 21st Century Community Learning Center grant. The award, $200,000 per year for three years (total of $600,000) is passed through the U.S. Department of Education to the Ohio Department of Education, then on to College Now and will allow the organization to expand the impACT the 216 after school programming to the Euclid community through a partnership with the Euclid Public Library.

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Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month

This September, the Euclid Public Library is teaming up with eight other local library systems to encourage every child under 18, to sign up for a free library card or get rid of fines that may stop them from checking out their favorite items. The initiative, called A Card for Every Kid will take place September 1-30 to coincide with National Library Card Sign Up Month. It is a cooperative effort among the library systems to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens. The initiative also seeks to gain a better understanding of the roadblocks that keep some children and teens from owning a library card.

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Euclid Public Library Welcomes All Patrons

Occasionally, the Euclid Public Library receives comments from patrons inquiring about the influx of students in the building during the afternoon. Though this trend seems unique to Euclid, in reality, the American Library Association reports approximately 14 million middle and high school students are on their own after school throughout the country. As dedicated public facilities that outnumber McDonalds in the country, public libraries inherit the responsibility of creating a safe, cool (or warm in the winter months), space where children and adults alike are welcome to meet and develop social and educational skills necessary to succeed.

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I Canít Wait to Welcome You to Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place.

Everyone knows Girl Scouts and their three C’s: cookies, camping and crafts. But did you know there’s a method to the cookie madness? The way that all these activities happen is the secret of Girl Scouts’ success for more than 100 years. Whether they're learning new skills and earning badges, designing their cookie booth, or deciding how to spend their profits, Girl Scouts are girl-led. By giving girls a chance to explore different perspectives and opportunities to make a difference, Girl Scouts inspires girls to give back and share the good.

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A Note from Euclid Kiwanis

What and exciting time we had at the National Night out against Crime held on August 2nd. The Kiwanis club had a dum-dum tree for the children. If they picked a dum-dum with a colored stick they received a prize.  There was a raffle for the kids to sign up for chance to win a back pack full of school supplies. There were two winner’s, one for a girl and one for a boy.  Officer Bonchek pulled the names and awarded each of the winners. Thank you Officer Bonchek for your assistance and service!  Fun was had by all! 

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What's New at the Y?

The beginning of the month always brings the same question.... what's new at the Y?!

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So Many Connections

There are connections all around us. Some we know, like our extended family. Some we may not know as well, such as links from the past to the present. There are also connections we never see. Even though we may not be aware of them, connections in the natural world are of utmost importance to our well-being.

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BlabOnAir Relaunches "On-Air" Programming Near Euclid Ohio

BlabOnAir Interviewed On 43 Forum

Photo Cred: BlabOnAir Media Dept

BlabOnAir re-launches "On-Air" programming near Euclid Ohio. BlabOnAir Communications (formerly of Lakewood Ohio) brings numerous programs to Chandler Park, blocks from the Euclid Border. Maintaining 1400 sq ft of space, BlabOnAir is poised to be a major contributor to Businesses,Organizations and Schools alike. With five (5) converted offices, 12 cubicles (each outfitted with a Mac or Windows-Based computer), sufficient High-Speed Internet and other useable real estate, our entry into this region will be a huge success for all involved. Below are some of the services BlabOnAir Communications will provide:

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Art it Yourself Art & Community Youth Enrichment Program Presents Mural Revealing at Pla-Mor Roller Rink

Art it Yourself provides an assortment of creative services in the community which includes studio and mobile art classes for kids, adults, and special needs.  Engaging Painting on Canvas Parties and Kid’s Summer Art Camp are another great way to stay connected in the arts. We are located at Shore Cultural Centre in Downtown Euclid.

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"Charity Tuesday" at Beach Club Bistro

The Beach Club Bistro at 21939 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid (216-731-7499; http://www.bcbistro.biz/) is a wonderful locally owned and operated independent restaurant in Euclid. They have a program that gives back to the community called "Charity Tuesdays".

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Literacy Tutoring comes to Euclid City Schools

Greater Cleveland Volunteers is proud to announce that they will be operating the AARP Foundation Experience Corps literacy training program in the Euclid City School District this school year.   

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Creative Drone Program Allows Hospice Patients to ďFly Back in TimeĒ

Hospice of the Western Reserve patients will be able to “virtually visit” their favorite places streamed live on large screen TVs thanks to a generous donation from Hyland Software. Pictured at Ames Family Hospice House (left to right): Bob Phillips-Plona, Dir. of Residential Services; Tom Davis, Hyland’s Manager of Solution Engineers (and owner of Aerial Anthropology); Lori Scotese, Volunteer Service Manager; Lisa Scotese Gallagher, Dir. of Volunteer Services; Jenny Stonebrook, Dir. of Access to Care; Debbie Connelly, Hyland’s VP of Human Resources; Lisa Jackman, Hyland Employee Engagement Leader and Kathleen Vegh, Employee Engagement Manager.

A walk along the beach to capture a spectacular Lake Erie sunset, a visit to a much-loved family vacation destination… Hospice of the Western Reserve has found a way to allow patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House and other locations to re-live memories like these in real time through a program called A Flight to Remember.

The innovative program – the first of its kind in the United States – is offered in partnership with Aerial Anthropology, a Cleveland-based provider of aerial videography and photography. It allows hospice patients to experience a live, bird’s-eye view of a place that is meaningful to them using drone technology. The experience is offered at no cost to patients and families cared for by Hospice of the Western Reserve and its affiliate, Hospice of Medina County.

How does it work?  The hospice team works individually with patients and their families to determine the location they would like to “visit.” Fly over zones must comply with FAA safety guidelines, so Aerial Anthropology works with the agency and the family to determine whether the desired site is feasible, and to coordinate arrangements with facilities on the ground. At a scheduled time, the family receives an email with a link to connect to a live feed of the drone video. The hospice patient or a designated family member serve as the “virtual pilot,” providing direction to the drone pilot by phone about what he or she would like to see. The flight can be viewed on laptops, tablets, or a Smart TV with Internet access. Experiences typically last 20 to 25 minutes.

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Please Join Us for the "This Is Euclid" Art Walk

Fire exercise in action. 

On Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be an art walk in Downtown Euclid on Lakeshore Blvd. to feature the many photographs that were submitted for This Is Euclid, the city sponsored photography contest. Hundreds of photographs have been received, and you can view them all in the slide shows at www.cityofeuclid.com, under the Announcements tab.  

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Euclidís First Brewery Connects with the Community

Father Scott Goodfellow and Euclid Brewing Company's Doug Fry recently brewed an Oktoberfest for Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish's upcoming event.

Since its opening in May the Euclid Brewing Company has endeavored to connect with its neighbors and the city’s residents. The nano-brewery’s two-barrel system is installed in full view of the tap room’s customers, and brewer-owner Doug Fry stays busy each week brewing and kegging a variety of beer styles.

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An "Olympic Level" Season for Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team

2016 Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team

The Euclid Panther’s Summer Swim team wrapped up another successful season at the beginning of August.  Proving it was another great year to swim in Euclid.

However, due to some much needed maintenance at Euclid’s Memorial Pool that delayed its opening, we were a bit “slow off the blocks” this season. But thanks to the creativity of the Euclid Recreation Department, the flexibility and inclusivity of the University Swim Club http://www.universityswimclub.com/, and the eagerness of our swimmers to get to work, we didn’t lose anytime in the water and began the 2016 swim season indoor at Euclid High School making our way outside once Memorial was ready for swimmers.

An “Olympic Summer” is always an inspirational one but this one was even more so for our swimmers with two of our former swim team members qualifying for the Olympic trials held June 26-July 3 in Omaha, Nebraska!!  Euclid Panther graduates Sam Lisy and Derek Hren swam the 400 IM and 100 Breast respectively.  Sam went 4:51.85 and took 33 out of 119 finishers while Derek Hren swam the 100 Breast and went 1:02.66 and took 45 out of 135 finishers! Not one, but TWO Euclidian’s at the Olympic Trials-Wow! This was certainly a huge accomplishment for both swimmers and a big source of “Panther Pride” or the team.

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Morning Coffee

Stop by the office and parent resource room when you drop off your student. There will be a fresh pot of coffee each morning. You'll be greeted by smiles and energizing music in the halls!

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Fall Fireside Chat Series at the Library

A much-loved tradition continues at the library this fall. Stay connected with the City of Euclid and the Euclid City Schools by joining us for the library’s quarterly Fireside Chats Series.

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First Day Style

Students grab their breakfast and find their homeroom.

Imagine Bella held it's annual meet and greet night before the first day for Kindergarten. Families walked in on the red carpet as our own Dean of Students Mr. Gamble greeted them as the DJ. Check out these red carpet photos from meet and greet and the first week of school!

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Award Winning School

Imagine Bella Staff attended the summer forum in Toledo, Ohio at Imagine Madison School of the Arts. 

Imagine Bella was recognized at Imagine Schools Heartland Region Summer Forum with the following awards Academic Growth top performer, A+ Excellence Award for Shared Values, and Runner-up for School of the Year in Academic Growth. 

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Celebrating Gifts As We Return to School

Our 2016-2017 school year at Our Lady of the Lake has gotten off to a wonderful start!  We have added classrooms and now have two classes in each grade.  We will introduce our new teachers in the next edition.  Our preschool is nearly at capacity and it has been wonderful to see all of our returning families and to welcome all of our new families. 

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Wednesdays on the Porch Bring Neighbors Together

Several years ago, Barb Pistillo started gathering neighbors on her porch in Euclid, as a fun way to get to know each other. She’d put out a little sign, and that was the signal to gather and share refreshments, stories and a little time together. Anyone was welcome – no formal invitation required – and it became a great way to meet new people, learn about good things happening in the neighborhood, and build a sense of community.

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OLL Turns on the Water

Water has a central place in the practices and beliefs of many religions for two main reasons.

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