Many thanks to all who helped make the Euclid Wind Fest possible – especially Shore Cultural Centre, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and our many corporate and community sponsors. It was a great celebration of what makes Euclid unique. I had the opportunity to be a tour guide for one of the Lolly the Trolley tours at the Wind Fest. While the objective was to showcase and learn about the wind turbines at Sopko/ STAMCO – the tour provided a brief look around Euclid including what we have to offer and projects underway. During my tour, more than half the group was not from Euclid and the responses I received at the end of the tour were that all were impressed with the projects underway, the improvements made and the unique housing stock and community assets we have in Euclid. That is not the Euclid they see in the media or maybe the perception they have. I am proud of our City and there are many initiatives underway that are making people take a new look at Euclid. Help us spread the word and pride– whether through conversations with folks, social media, or other networking.
Five first-ring suburbs, including Euclid, have been awarded a grant from the Cleveland Foundation to undertake a property inventory through Western Reserve Land Conservancy’s Thriving Communities. Beginning mid-July, trained surveyors (wearing bright colored t-shirts/vests and carrying handheld computers) will be in Euclid collecting data on each parcel and structure. The surveyors will photograph and rate each parcel based on exterior condition. This rating will be combined with other data in a web-based tool that can be used for decision making, planning and identifying interventions. This is all part of our commitment to improve our housing stock and our neighborhoods.
Humana will be having a presentation open to the public on Tuesday, July 18, 2017. They will discussing what questions you need to be asking your doctor. You and your doctor are a team and every team needs a game plan. Come joins us!
Do you have questions about Medicare? On August 15, 2017 at 12:30pm the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program has answers for you! Bring a lunch and learn all about how Medicare works and what to expect as you enter Medicare.
Are you looking for an opportunity to have an active role in your child’s first educational experience?
2017 Euclid Wind Fest Called “Excellent” by Many
In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged community leaders. The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.
At our very popular Members’ Night Critique on Monday June 5, George Kozmon, an internationally collected artist best known for his monumental architectural paintings, was the art critic for the evening. George’s artworks have been widely exhibited and critically acclaimed throughout the US and abroad. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art and lives in Gates Mills, OH. He also participates in IngenuityFest. George tells us that he does a little of everything, but now he works large, very large. He is currently working on an 8ft by 20ft mountain image on wood panels using acrylic and colored pencil....or ‘whatever works’. We thank George for sharing his artistic insights with us.
The Euclid Art Association presented a 3-day David Rankin Workshop, Essential Watercolor Skills Training, on June 2, 3, and 4, 2017. David is an award winning national and internationally acclaimed watercolor artist....one of the world’s top professional watercolor painters working today. He and his wife, Deanna, live in Cleveland, OH, where he maintains his professional studio.
If you've always wanted to try your hand at acting, look no further than Euclid's bustling Shore Cultural Centre.
The Euclid Art Association Summer Fine Art Show is at Lakeland Community College from
I have had a lot of good times and good food in the beautiful blonde brick building at 991 E. 185th St. Starting with fish fries at Fritz's with my parents. Then later, watched some great bands there during the jazz-Uncle John's stage. Ruth and Marc Levine had a really successful run as Chef owners. I have to tell you, I think this current version is my favorite.
Chef Ryan Kaston purchased the Bistro in September of 2016. There were a few bumps in the road. There were some personnel changes. Everything has been straightened out and Bistro 185 is now putting out some gorgeous, inventive, and delicious food. The service is back to excellent.
Focusing on fresh seafood and local ingredients the menu is very accessible. Old favorites have stayed on the menu, some with a new twist. On our most recent visit we had two of the specials. I had the Canary Rockfish served on a bed of white onion risotto with fresh tomato and herb consommé. My partner had the 7 ounce certified Angus beef filet served with fingerling potatoes, seared asparagus, fried onion, and tomato garlic confit. Both were scrumptious.
Not only the entrees are amazing. The unique happy hour food and appetizers, including super fresh mussels are delicious. To complete your meal, be sure to finish with a not-to be missed dessert, hand crafted with love by Miss Vicki. Start to finish the meal is perfection .
There have been changes to the staff. Miss Amy Pheneger who you may remember from the Grovewood, has been added to the bar. An old veteran has returned and some excellent new hirs have been made. These additions added to your all-time favorites on the wait staff, have returned the service at the Bistro to 5 stars.
If you are a regular like me, then keep coming back. If you used to love this place, but happened to come during one of those small bumps in the road, come on back. You'll be happy you did.
Can you imagine how excited your little ones will be when they meet all their favorite Princes and Princesses?
Last evening at the Euclid City Council Meeting, Euclid Police awards for 2016 were presented to officers and civilians. This post acknowledges those whose actions aided victims of drug overdoses. Ms. Tiffany Smith was recognized for her actions in performing CPR on an overdose victim. She received the Civilian Service Award for her effort which revived the victim. Officer Nick Edington was recognized for saving nine lives by administering Narcan to overdose victims. He received the Meritorious Service Award. From January 2016 until today, Euclid Officers combined have administered Narcan in 56 incidents saving lives.
We are looking for pregnant women who are interested in participating in a research study. Our goal is to better understand the relationship between physical and mental stress and mental health.
Due to scheduling conflicts, EPL has rescheduled the Wednesday, July 12 Author Visit with Terry Pluto for Thursday, September 21, 2017. We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you.
Question: What is National Night Out?
Stay cool and connected with the City of Euclid by joining us for the library’s quarterly Fireside Chat/Ice Cream Social. Join Euclid Public Library as we welcome Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail for a conversation about the City of Euclid and upcoming events on Tuesday, July 11 at 6:30 PM. For more information, please call (216) 261-5300.
Ss. Robert & William Parish, Euclid Hunger Center, Euclid Hospital/Cleveland Clinic, The Greater Cleveland Foodbank and the Boy Scouts have once again teamed together to offer free, fresh produce to Euclid residents and its neighbors.
SRW Parish is hosting its annual Rummage Sale on Friday, July 14, 9:00am-5:00pm and Saturday, July 15, 9:00am-2:00pm (Saturday is Bag Day). This organized, huge sale not only offers standard items such as clothing, housewares, and a host of miscellaneous items but a number of unique and unusual items are also scattered throughout the tables.
Save the Date for Summer Festival at Ss. Robert & William International Family Festival, August 10-13
The seventh annual International Family Festival will take place at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church on August 10-13 in Euclid on 260th Street. Homemade ethnic foods including pierogi, stuffed cabbage and Raddell’s Slovenian sausage, as well as traditional festival favorites, will be served. A Chinese Auction, International Raffle, a destination package including four admission passes to Walt Disney World, and a chance to win a 2017 Honda Accord Lease for 3 years or $12,500 in cash will also be available. Tickets are on sale now at the parish office. Returning to the popular festival line-up is the Classic Car Cruise In on Sunday, August 13. Festival entertainment includes The New Barleycorn (Irish), The Pop Tarts (60’s), Patty C and the Boys (Polka) Festivus (Variety), Eric and Nancy Noltkamper (German), The Spazmatics (Variety) the Joey Tomsick Orchestra (Polka), Ralph Szubski (Accordionist), Don Disantis (Classics) Phil ‘n the Blanks (Variety), and Rev. Dennis McNeil (Country). Festival organizers will post ongoing schedule updates on the Ss Robert William International Family Festival Facebook Page, which can be found at the parish website at www.srweuclid.cc. We would like to thank our festival sponsors which include: VASJ High School, Western Reserve Interiors, Inc, Raddell’s Sausage Shop, Middlefield Banking Company, Rick Case Honda, Brickman Bros. Funeral Home, Hobe & Lucas CPA’s, Cleveland Clinic/Euclid Hospital, Geauga Mechanical, Sievers Security, Action Carstar, and Cain Cleaning Company.
Ensure your spot today for the Ward 10 Bike- A-Thon! Slots are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss out on the largest biking event on the east side of Cleveland! The Bike-A-Thon is FREE EVENT, presented by Cleveland City Councilmen Jeff Johnson, Mike Polensek, and Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston. Organized by, Terrence Upchurch Ward 10 Intern, St Clair Superior Development Corporation, and Cleveland Police Fifth District Office. The Bike-A-Thon will feature a chance to win bikes, Indians tickets, and other prizes. This event will guarantee safe family fun as well as a chance for residents to get to know the police officers that serve them.
In 2016 the City of Euclid was awarded a Master Plan to be prepared by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission. 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.
You peoples be drive it me crazy. I be stopped at red light on East 185th street. Light turn green. You Summanabisquits be pass it me on the right and go zoom. The right lane is for parked cars. Not to be go zoom it around me at light.
Here are the things that drive me crazy. One. This not be legal. Two. It is very dangerous and the Nurtz that be pass it me has kids in car seat in back seat. Three. How much time are you really going to save? All you do is end up at the next gulldurn light.
Please. Nice people of neighborhood. Slow Down. Relax. You move too fast. And please stop passing me on the right in the curb lane meant for parked cars. You peoples be drive it me crazy.
After a day of threatening dark clouds, the sun shone brightly on the 7th annual "Kick Off Summer" fundraiser, which benefitted the Euclid Hunger Center. More than 150 guests gathered under the pavilion at Briardale Greens Golf Course for an evening of food, beverages, music, raffles and fun.
Biking is a great activity for people who may have low back, knee, or other lower limb issues because it does not cause excessive jolting like running will do. However, back and neck pain from biking can occur and is a problem that chiropractors help with. Your posture and the bike that you use are common mistakes that people make which may lead to back pain.
Earlier this Spring, Keep Euclid Beautiful debuted a new program where residents or businesses could sponsor one or more planters that the city has along Downtown Euclid, E. 185th Street and at the lakefront pier. The cost was $35.00 a planter and the funds donated to Keep Euclid Beautiful, thru the Adopt-a-Planter program, helped offset the cost of flowers purchased by the city and planted in the containers. The sponsors were also given the option to plant the flowers provided by the city themselves, or Keep Euclid Beautiful could plant the flowers on their behalf. This new program is slightly different from the current Adopt-a-Spot program, in that it focuses on planting flowers for beautification within the city.
On a warm Tuesday afternoon in May, under the guidance of the Parks Department, Keep Euclid Beautiful volunteers along with Adopt-a-Planter sponsors and city employees from the Planning & Development department, donated their time and planted over 45 containers along Lake Shore Blvd. in downtown Euclid and 5 planters down at the lakefront pier. There has been a very positive response to this newest program, so Keep Euclid Beautiful is looking forward to making it available again early next year.
The City of Euclid and Keep Euclid Beautiful would like to recognize these 2017 Adopt-a-Planter sponsors:
Ron & Judi Zivic, Cortina's Restaurant, Steve & Christine McIntosh, Harvard Soul Bistro, Melissa Jolly, The LakeShore Garden Club, and Infield Chiropractic.
Thank you to all our sponsors for your support and helping us keep our city beautiful.
My goal in this column is to bring to light all the small manufacturers making a small product for big applications and using big ideas with a huge doses of innovation. We all use products every day in our houses, cars and at work. But, do we think about where they come from, who makes them and all of the R&D that goes into them? Manufacturing is an amazing industry that utilizes cutting-edge technology and innovative, creative, critical and analytical thinkers as well as skilled production staff who run the machines and equipment on the floor that take these products from an idea and turn them into tangible, saleable goods.
Euclid residents are invited for the first Outdoor Movie Night on Thursday, July 6th at 8:30pm Bluestone Elementary School (1455 E. 260th Street) for a free screening of the 2016 blockbuster movie “SING” (rated PG). The movie will begin at sun-down at approximately 9pm after brief welcome remarks.
Sid received a phone call from his 16 year old grandson, Isac who reported he was under arrest by the local police in his hometown in the state of Missouri. Isac was frantic because he couldn’t reach his parents and the police were threatening to lock him in a cell for possession of illegal drugs found in his car. He requested his grandfather wire the money for his immediate release.
If you have not been on E.185th Street in a while, you are missing out! New businesses are opening and adding increased vibrancy to the street. One such business is Jack Flaps Sammich. Owner Randy Carter opened the doors to this sandwich shop and deli - where he sells house made meats– in spring 2017.
Have you driven past Mary Mavec Opportunity School at 21701 Lake Shore Blvd. lately? Thanks to Mahdi Caravan No. 142 Order of Alhambra, we have received a fresh new look. Mahdi Caravan provided a donation that allowed us to hire a landscaping crew from Parks Tree. They did a fabulous job for us, just in time for summer. THANK YOU Mahdi Caravan for the wonderful donation and all of the things you do for Mary Mavec Opportunity School.
Curtain and lights up! LIVE at the Shore Cultural Centre—your children!! Shore is offering two one-week classes on the exciting world of the Performing Arts. They will take place at Shore July 10-14 and July 17-21, from 9:00am-12:00noon. Students will learn about and participate in activities relating to Acting/Drama, Communicating with Music, Story Telling and Performing in front an audience. Students can try out playing the piano and guitar, writing a short story and performing a variety of stage movements and techniques. Each week will conclude with a short performance by the students for family and friends.
On July 18th and 19th HELP’s popular Cars & Cookies fundraiser will return to 22741 Shore Center Drive for a two day car wash and bake sale extravaganza! Stop by anytime between 11:00am – 1:45pm to have your car washed and pick up some delicious treats along the way. Car washes and bake sale items will be available by cash, check or credit card donation. We will plan to set up shop rain or shine, but ask that you check our Facebook page closer to the event for any pertinent weather updates: facebook.com/helpfoundationinc.
At 4:50 pm on June 13th, the Euclid Fire Department (EFD) responded to a house fire at 19750 Naumann Ave. On arrival, heavy smoke was pushing out the second floor
At 4:50 pm on June 13th, the Euclid Fire Department (EFD) responded to a house fire at 19750 Naumann Ave. On arrival, heavy smoke was pushing out the second floor windows.
Crews immediately went to work taking hose inside the house to fight the fire while other crews provided outside ventilation and raised ladders.
Before being brought under control, the fire extended up to the third floor but flames were knocked down in less than 10 minutes. While fighting the fire, crews rescued a dog that was soon reunited with its owners.
No one was home at the time of the fire, but the occupants returned soon after the arrival of the EFD. The Red Cross was called to assist the family of six. In addition, there were no injuries to any of the 17 EFD personnel at the incident.
The second and third floors sustained significant fire and heat damage with water damage to the first floor. The preliminary loss estimate for the building and contents is $40,000.
After an investigation, the fire was ruled accidental and resulted from an unattended candle in a second floor bedroom. We urge everyone to use extreme caution when using candles. Keep combustible materials away from any open flames and extinguish the candle before leaving the room.
My husband and I recently got divorced. I never worked outside the house and was going to get my Medicare based on his work record. Am I still eligible for Original Medicare?
Kiddie City preschool students had the outstanding opportunity to participate in an artist in residence project over the past 16 weeks, thanks to a grant received from Cuyahoga County Arts and Culture. Hassan Rodgers, artist and story teller led the students in the creation and performance of "Folktales are more than a Story". In this experience the students learned various yoga movements and postures, beginning acting skills, and art concepts. Some of the students also made homemade musical instruments from recyclable food containers. Hassan put them to good use by having the children play them during a music activity. He separated the children into sections by types of instruments and taught them about percussion and strings. The students also participated in healthy cooking activites that related to the folktales that they created.
Greater Cleveland Volunteers will continue operating the AARP Foundation Experience Corps literacy tutoring program in the Euclid City School District in the 2017-2018 school year.
Report cards are available for pick-up at the school.