Bible Baptist Temple- “Trunk or Treat” by Euclids Clifford E Orr Ice Arena 10/26/19 . Nancy Mihalick, Visitor Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, James Ciomek along with Nancy- long time members - serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ-at Bible Baptist Temple under the direction of our Pastor Andrew Rusnacko - who has pastored our church for 40 years!
Fall greetings to all! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families. I am truly grateful for the many blessings I have received. I am grateful for the many wonderful residents I have gotten the opportunity to know. I am grateful for the wonderful staff who work hard every day to improve our community and truly appreciate the many partners who work with us. I am grateful for the investment made by many over the last year in our City.
Each fall, University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center ensures our local heroes are in peak condition to keep us safe every day.
Winter Basketball League (Ages 5-15)
The holidays are fast approaching, which means the Hunger Center is gearing up for a busy time of year. With the number of visitors to our center at an all-time high the last several months, we are expecting record numbers to continue through the end of the year. In order to keep the shelves stocked well into the new year, EHC is counting on our community's support. We have always been fortunate that many schools, organizations and businesses in Euclid sponsor fundraising and food drives at this time of year, and we are hopeful that the tradition will continue.
Euclid High School Alumni, Brent M. Buckley ('71), has been honored by Cleveland State University as the 2019 Cleveland-Marshall College of Law DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI OF THE YEAR.
Downtown Euclid welcomes its newest establishment with the opening of the ‘Omni Board Game Parlor’ on Lakeshore Blvd. The new business, owned and operated by Jason Gardner “Omni gaming” hopes to become a gathering place for both dedicated tabletop gamers, as well as families looking to have a great night playing their old favorites or trying out the newest and latest games.
I recently had a chance to sit down with Jason to talk about his shop, and his love for everything board games. It quickly became clear that this business is a passion project; when asked how he came to be the owner of Euclid’s first board game parlor Jason explained that “I had always found joy playing board games and introducing my friends to new games ever since I was a kid. At first I wanted to open a board game store, over time this developed into a cafe and gaming parlor”. The idea for Omni Gaming had been in development for many years, but it all started with a genuine love for the communal aspect of friends sitting around a table playing a game.
The Omni Board Game Parlor seeks to attract gamers of all skill levels and interests; his shelves are stocked with more games than you could count at first glance. With classics like ‘Monopoly’ and ‘Clue” to modern games that immerse the player in a world of adventure like “Fortune and Glory” or “Vast“, Omni Gaming has a game for every level of skill and experience. And just in case you’re worried you might be too new to the world of board games, the staff at Omni Gaming want you to know they’re more than happy to help find the perfect game for you.
Omni Board Game Parlor wants to become an exciting and engaged part of the community; in addition to acting as a gathering place for friends and family to enjoy a night of gaming. Each month special events will be held offering a fun unique experience. Whether you come for an event or just to enjoy a night of gaming with friends, Omni offers a selection of snacks and soft drinks to enjoy while you’re having fun. Perhaps the best thing on the menu is the homebrewed “Omni Health Potion” a delicious mix of fruit juices, and secret ingredients sure to give any gamer the energy needed for another round. A glass of Omni potion by itself is worth the price of admission.
If you want to come by and play, or just stop in and say “Hi” Jason and the staff of Omni Board Game Parlor will be happy to see you. They are open Tuesday - Sunday from 5:00-10.00pm. For a very reasonable five dollars an entire evening of gaming and events are open to you. If you have any questions please feel free to send us an email or check out our new Facebook page just search for “Omni Board Game Parlor” you’ll be part of a growing gaming community, see weekly featured games, and learn a new “Board Game Fact of the Day”. We hope to see you soon.
As beautiful as the fall is, I am going to miss the warm summer weather. Summer is the time when people are out and about in the neighborhood and the community. There were outdoor movie nights, Wednesdays on the Porch, neighborhood clean-ups, Bike the Ward, the 200th Street Stroll, etc.
Thirty volunteers, 100 plants, four hours, and lot and lots of rocks. That is what it took to install the new Friends of Euclid Creek Native Plant Garden in Sims Park, Euclid. It all started when the Friends of Euclid Creek board granted $500 to start a much-needed native plant garden in Sims Park. Sims Parks is right on the lake with migrating birds and pollinators coming back and forth across the Lake. Birds in the spring and fall, monarchs in the fall. They have very little nourishing food for their journeys.
By day, Renée DeLuca Dolan is usually found amongst Cleveland’s top CEOs and business leaders. By night, she’s hiking or walking with her dogs or watching her son play sports. Renée is proud to say she also makes dinner for her family most nights—she’s a closet chef! As the founder of Contempo, a marketing and branding design firm, she has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and a heart for helping women succeed in business which prompted her to create the Female Entrepreneur Summit, an annual day of learning for Northeast Ohio business women. Renée also enjoys networking and special events, so she developed and published Cleveland Business Connects Magazine for 10 years and created the CBC Magazine Connectors Choice Awards to honor Clevelanders in the special events profession. She’s a distinguished alumna of Kent State University, where she serves on the Business Advisory Board, and was just recognized with a Spirit of Women in Business Award. She’s a hiker, an oenophile, a devoted volunteer for Northeast Ohio Adoption Services and she tells us she was a competitive drill team ice skater at Euclid's C.E. Orr Ice Arena in her youth.
On a quiet Saturday afternoon, 60-70 Euclid residents came to Shore Cultural Center to talk about and be heard regarding common problems and challenges facing the community at a forum sponsored by husband and wife activists Victor Goodman and Audrey Kaplan. As a panel of Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, Police Chief Scott Meyer, Captain Jeff Cutwright and Euclid City Schools Interim superintendent Christopher Papouras listened to residents’ concerns, several themes bubbled to the surface.
A little goes a long way when the Catholic community gives as one. Join us on December 3rd for #weGiveCatholic on #GivingTuesday! Join us in celebrating the great community of Catholics in Northeast Ohio and the Catholic organizations that are near and dear to our hearts. We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference. Visit www.wegivecatholic.org/organizations/ss-robert-william-parish-and-school and give back during the 24-hour giving day on Tuesday, December 3rd. Just think of all the good that we can accomplish together! Let's come together to share our gifts, and return them with increase to the lord.
The students of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School took to the streets on Friday, September 27, 2019, for the sixth annual SRW Walk-a-Thon. The goal of the Walk-a-Thon was not only to encourage physical fitness among our students but also to encourage the spirit of working together to earn money for a specific reason. The funds from this year’s Walk-a-Thon were designated for Phase II of the gym renovation project.
Earn extra income while helping your community. The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs in Cuyahoga County.
Join us on the third Saturday of each month at 10:30 AM and 11:30 AM for a special Adapted Storytime at Euclid Public Library.
Each November, the UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital Injury Prevention Center hosts its Annual Holiday Mocktail Party and Safe Kids Benefit, a great way to kick off the holiday season while helping to support injury prevention programs that reach children and families throughout Northeast Ohio. This year's event takes place on Wednesday, November 20 from 5:30—8:00 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Cleveland East in Beachwood.
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.
15th Annual Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park
The City of Euclid is seeking to increase the vibrancy and sustainability of Shore through the issuance of a request for proposals (RFP).
Ohioans annually spend a significant portion of their income on household energy costs yet most don’t look for savings opportunities available to them.
To encourage curiosity, SRW’s Guardian Angels Early Learning Center provides a nurturing environment focusing on faith, knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are the foundations for future academic success.
Did your Medicare Supplement drop your much-loved Silver Sneakers gym membership? Do you regret not enrolling in a Medicare Supplement when you first had the chance to do so? Or do you have an older Supplement such as Plan E, J, H & I and your premium is sky-high?
While a holistic and interdisciplinary approach to physical therapy sets Synergy Physical Therapy and Wellness apart from other practices, there is still so much more to be found at Synergy with their different treatment styles and services offered.
Students at Ss. Robert and William Catholic School are involved in many wonderful activities, but one of the most important and worthwhile initiatives is the No Place For Hate program. This initiative, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League, provides schools with a framework for combating bias, bullying, and hatred. SRW is the only elementary school in the Diocese of Cleveland to receive this designation. For three consecutive years, SRW students have met the established criteria and have been awarded a No Place for Hate banner recognizing their efforts. The goal of eliminating bullying is a tall task but it is one the students believe everyone can support. One requirement for the program is to design and implement three school-wide, anti-bias or bullying prevention activities. One of the SRW projects, a speaker series, included presentations by a local Rabbi and a local Imam. This activity educated the students on both the Jewish and Muslim faiths. Two other projects, a peace pole, and buddy benches are on display on campus for the parish and community to see and use.
A much-anticipated holiday tradition returns with the 9th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration taking place on Friday, December 6, 2019. The event will kick-off at 6:00 pm with the Tree Lighting ceremony at Triangle Park, which is located in front of the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., in Downtown Euclid. This festive event features fun activities that will begin after the lighting ceremony concludes, including free horse-drawn wagon and train rides, entertainment, activities and crafts for children, along with visits with Santa. A Holiday Church Choir Concert will be held in the auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., and the Holiday Bistro on the lower level of Shore will be serving a wide variety of foods for dine-in or to go starting prior to the event at 5:00 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m. We are excited to have the Ice Sculptor return to create festive art during the event, and new this year is a S’more Station. Admission to the event is free, along with crafts and the majority of the activities and entertainment. The event activities run until 9:00 p.m. The City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre are proud to present this very special holiday event and are pleased by the support of many community businesses and organizations. For information about how you can become a corporate sponsor of this wonderful community festival, or if you are a community member wishing to donate, visit online at www.shoreculturalcentre.com/events/holiday or call Laura Kidder at (216) 289-8578.
Our Lady of the Lake has a thriving Scout Troop #143 that has a wonderful annual tradition. Each year, in November, the scouts spend one Saturday morning raking the leaves of those residents who need their help. They put the word out in October and have a deadline in early November. This year, on Saturday, November 16th, the scouts will be out from 9a to 12p raking lawns. Scout Master, Tom Cartwright put it into perspective, “ We love doing Yard Charge - it is an excellent way for us to help the elderly and it teaches our Scouts the importance of selfless giving”. So if you see the scouts out in Euclid, hard at work raking leaves, give a honk of your horn or a thumbs up!
Find out at the Bananagrams® Contest held during Play on Words, a free, fun event for all ages happening at Shore Cultural Centre on Saturday, November 16, from Noon to 4:00 p.m. Our contest, inspired by a Lake Erie Ink event, is one of the many activities you can enjoy that day. Itching to write your own stories? Attend “Mining the Story” with Sony Ton-Aime from Lake Erie Ink. Want to share your stories with others? Create your own book or zine from one sheet of paper. Does your creative spirit need some exercise? Try your hand at Blackout Poetry with Kris Kelly or create a Graffiti Selfie with Rozenia Cunningham of Art it Yourself.
The Euclid Public Schools Alumni Lunch Table has resumed at the Euclid Culinary Bistro at Shore Cultural Centre every Wednesday (when school is in session), 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meet fellow alumni and friends from the Euclid Schools and have a good, inexpensive meal while supporting Euclid High School's award-winning culinary arts program led by Chef Daniel Esquivel. Chef Dan runs a tight kitchen and the students really work hard to provide a restaurant-like atmosphere.
Join us for our next SoulCore session, to be held on Saturday, November 9, at 9:30 AM in Room 10 of the Saint John of the Cross Community Center. Karen Hostoffer will lead us through an hour of SoulCore, a prayer experience that combines the prayers of the rosary with core strengthening, stretching and functional movement. There is no cost, but a suggested donation of $10, for those who are able. For more information, contact Anney Roach at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. John of the Cross will have Mass on Thanksgiving Day, November 28th at 9:00am. Join us as we offer our prayers of gratitude for all of God's blessings in our community this past year.
“The Better Bingo” - every Tuesday!
In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, St. John of the Cross is selling parish cookbooks. So many delicious recipes from our parishioners. The cookbooks can be purchased at the Parish Office, 140 Richmond Rd. in Euclid, or on our website; www.sjceuclid.com. The cookbooks are $10. each.
Happy November, Euclid Observer readers. I hope some of you were able to join me at one of my mid-October town hall meetings that I held across the 8th House District. Between October 12th and October 18th, I hosted five town hall meetings including one in Euclid on Monday, October 14th.
At these town hall meetings we reviewed the state budget; bipartisan priority legislation; the FirstEnergy bailout legislation; gun safety proposals; state-takeovers of public school districts and the Ohio Promise legislative framework. That framework includes the statement, “We Work For You.” To that end, one of the things that I unveiled at the town hall meetings was the 8th House District Legislative Survey.
The Legislative Survey provides the opportunity for you to share your opinions and concerns as we head into the final 14 months of the 133rd General Assembly. The survey is a ten questions and should only take a few minutes to complete. If you would like to give us your opinion, please do so. The survey can be found here: [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMCXXQZ]. If for some reason this link gets removed or expires, please contact my Columbus office at 614-466-5441 and we will direct you to the most current online survey link.
Monday Morning Book Discussion
For almost 85 years, Euclid Public Library has served as a beacon of access and information in the City of Euclid. We strive to foster a welcoming environment while encouraging patrons to use our facility and resources for learning and enrichment.
Congratulations to our parent of the month for September. Ms. Yolanda Wynn. Not only is she part of the PTO, but she also helps any chance she gets. She was working the Father's Walk, attending meetings, and also helped all day with Picture Day. Imagine Bella is so lucky to have such an awesome parent!! We can't wait to see who will be awarded this award next!
For the past seven years big name entertainment acts, like Cedric the Entertainer and the Temptations have been performing right here in the heart of Euclid. Mitchell’s Ultra Lounge has a very spacious and beautiful ballroom on the second floor for the big shows.
There is also a highly rated bar and restaurant on the first floor. Open Thursday to Sunday, be sure to check out their Facebook page for the many specials and listing of the live jazz bands which usually play the first and second Fridays.
Mitchell's is the best place to be on Thursday Night! There is Line Dancing, Drink Specials, Outstanding Wings Specials, and an Awesome Atmosphere! Line Dance hosted by Brenda.
There are many sizes of unique rooms to have the perfect Holiday Party for your company or your family. Located at 24900 Euclid Ave. in Euclid, Mitchell’s is open Thursday through Sunday and sometimes on Monday for Karaoke.