Hospice of the Western Reserve is collaborating with Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School (VASJ) to support the school's annual fundraiser, "Escape on the Lake" 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, July 11. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. at (VASJ), 18491 Lakeshore Blvd., with the Finish Line at the shoreline of Lake Erie, on the property adjacent to VASJ and David Simpson Hospice House. This park-like property, formerly home to the Christian Life Center, and is now part of Hospice of the Western Reserve's Lakeshore Campus.
With so many workshops focusing on women empowerment, a much needed youth empowerment conference focusing on self-esteem and creative expression is gearing up to kick off in Cleveland, OH just before summer ends. The “Free 2 Be Me: D.I.V.A.S.” conference is targeted at girls ages 11-16 and will focus on career exploration, leadership, goal setting, health and wellness, and self-esteem. The D.I.V.A.S. program, which is an acronym for demonstrating inner value, acceptance, and self-worth has been in existence for the last 5 years and over 250 girls have been a part of the weekly girls group.
Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid was fortunate to have a group of youth and adults from area churches (East Shore Church United Methodist, Euclid and Shoregate United Methodist Church, Willowick) volunteer their time on June 25th to help with various tasks, such as weeding. This group has been planning and attending youth work missions since 2008. This is their 8th straight year of mission work - they were supposed to travel to Beverly, Kentucky (Appalachia) to work on homes in the under served population, but for various reasons plans changed and they decided to stay local and perform mission work in Euclid and Willowick. This is their first "stay-mission" and they were excited to focus their efforts and resources within their own cities. Shore Cultural Centre appreciated them selecting Shore, and are thankful for their hard work. If you would like information about Shore Cultural Centre visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com, or call 216-289-8578.
Shore Haven Lutheran Church, 280 E. 222nd Street, will be holding its ‘Everest’ Vacation Bible School program August 3-7 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ‘Everest’ VBS promises to be mountains of fun! Plus, kids walk away with a rock-solid faith that they can rely on God when life gets tough. Each day, kids participate in small groups and discover practical ways to hold on to God’s mighty power. They will experience exciting Bible adventures, be exposed to real stories of kids who rely on God’s power to face life’s challenges, play team games, learn cool Bible songs and get to taste some magnificent treats. Our fun week will conclude with a special closing celebration service on Sunday, August 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Auditions for 42nd Street Director: Frank Lucas Musical Director: Ginny Rodeig Choreographer: Tara Mirabile Tuesday , August 4 and Thursday, August 6 Monday, August 10 for auditions and callbacks Tuesday, August 11 callbacks 7:00 to 9:30 pm Shore cultural center 291 East 222nd Street Euclid Room 241 upstairs No recorded music or accapello. Accompanist available Bring sheet music and be prepared to dance(tap, jazz, Ect.) Questions call 216-219-3630. Show dates October 16,17,18,23,24&25
This is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Musical hits include You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We’re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed
42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical,. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. On opening night, Ms. Brock falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the roll. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs and ten dance numbers and becomes a star.
Local artist Eileen Sheehan is creating a buzz in her hometown of Euclid. She has recently opened an art studio in a classroom at Shore Cultural Centre that offers people of all ages to come and explore their creativity through all types of art. Sheehan shares, "I wanted to create a welcoming environment where anyone can go to discover ways of expressing their creativity, learn something new, and enjoy making something unique." Sheehan received a B.F.A in art education from Ohio University in 2008 and has been teaching at the high school and elementary levels since. She has been teaching pottery at Shore Cultural Centre to adults since 2011 and has spent the last four years as the art teacher at Our Lady of the Lake School in Euclid. She has recently moved out of the traditional classroom to focus on her new business at Shore in an effort to make the arts more accessible to the community. "Through implementation of my private after school art class called CANVAS at Our Lady of the Lake School, I realized the interest for deeper arts education in the community and wanted to offer more options for all ages," says Sheehan. "CANVAS was a wonderful experience for our daughter. She learned new techniques and was able to apply her skills in a variety of projects. Most of all, she developed confidence. She was so proud of her final watercolor painting - we framed it!" -Anne Brown, Mom of Caroline, age 8.
The Euclid Public Library Foundation will host a benefit on Friday, August 14 from 6:30 to 8:30pm on the subject of "The 1930s, Beer, Prohibition and Murder!"
The purpose for the event is to focus on the year 1935 when the Euclid Public Library began. The library is celebrating its 80th year of service to the community and this is one of the celebrations to take place this year.
In 1935 Eliot Ness came to town to serve as Safety Director and to clean out corruption. He had a big job on his hands because the Kingsbury Run murders, still the largest, unsolved murders in America, were taking place at this time. Also, in 1935 other topics of interest include Howard Hughes breaking air speed records, Amelia Earhart flying solo across the country, the Social Security Act is signed into law and President Franklin Roosevelt dedicated Hoover Dam to name a few highlights. Local historians Rebecca McFarland, Dr. James Badal and Mark W. Stone will share stories from the past and introduce the beers for tasting.
The party will feature a beer tasting that includes a variety of beers reminiscent of the 1930s, hor d'oeuvres and lots of intrigue! Tickets are $25 per person, payable to the Euclid Public Library Foundation, and will be available beginning Monday, July 27. Guests should be 21 and over please. For more details please call the library at 261-5300, ext. 107.
Summer is such a wonderful time of the year. Who doesn’t love warm weather, colorful flowers, fresh fruit, chats with our neighbors, and opportunities to appreciate the outdoors?
In Euclid, we have several ways for you to enjoy the fun, beauty and peacefulness of summer. This month you have an opportunity to walk through some of the most beautifully, well landscaped homes in the area. The Euclid Pond & Garden Tour will be held on Friday, July 17th from 6pm - 11pm and Saturday and Sunday, July 18th & 19th from 1pm - 6pm. There are sixteen locations on the self-guided tour, all unique with a variety of designs and features. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at Euclid City Hall, Lakeshore Coffee House and Briardale Golf Course. The Pond and Garden Tour is presented by the Euclid Shade Tree Commission. For more information go to www.cityofeuclid.com or call 216-731-7984.
Another “must do” this summer is to take a walk along the paths through Euclid Creek Reservation. With its wooded hillsides that run the length of the reservation, it is a tranquil, yet often forgotten park in Euclid. I personally love the sites and sounds of Lake Erie. Whether boating, fishing or just taking in its splendor, the Lake can be so beautiful and mesmerizing. The Sims Park Fishing Pier and park benches offer front row seats to the nightly sunsets.
The season comes and goes quickly. Take time to relax and enjoy the simple beauty of nature.
Mayor Bill Cervenik
Save the date for the Fifth Annual International Family Festival, August 13-16, 2015 at Ss. Robert and William, 367 East 260th Street. We are offering a number of unique ethnic foods, including homemade pierogi, and new this year, we have added homemade stuffed cabbages. Old favorites of clams and Italian sausage will be served, too. Try your skill at games of chance at our midway games (for children, teens, and our enhanced adult area with casino games). Children will enjoy our pony rides and “Inflatable” area.
Register your children for Vacation Bible School at Ss. Robert and William which will be held on July 20- 24, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until noon for grades K-6. Join in the fun as we learn about our faith through scripture in a creative way. The cost is $25 per child with a maximum of $40 per family. Registration forms are required, and due by July 13, 2015. Forms are available online at www.srwschool.cc or at the Parish Office, call 216.731.1515 for more information!
The City of Euclid recently delivered to SRW Parish the two concrete crosses that sat atop St. Robert Church on Lakeshore Blvd. We have installed them in the landscape in front of the Church (Forestview & East 260th Street corner). They are a tribute to the almost sixty years that the building stood as a place of Catholic worship. Visit our parish to view our garden areas and see the historic crosses.
SRW Annual Summer Rummage Sale will be held on Friday, July 10 and 11, 2015. Why not come early? There are treasures galore and an extensive selection. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. on Friday until 4:30 p.m., and again on Saturday 9:00 a.m. until noon. You can’t beat our good prices, most items begin at $1. New this year, is $5 fill a bag for books, CD’s and DVD’s. Other items are as marked and priced to sell!
Come back on Saturday for our $3 Fill-a-Bag special! Bring a friend and join the fun, there are enough “treasures” for everyone!
On Saturday, June 6, 2015, Euclid High School senior, Rashida Harris and junior, Brian Tillman made their way to Columbus to compete in the state track meet. Harris took second place in the shot put with a throw of 46' 6 3/4" and eighth place in the discus with a throw of 123' 2". Her shot put throw also earned her the new school record. Brian Tillman also competed for the Panthers securing an impressive seventh place in the 440. We are Panther Proud of these dedicated student-athletes!
Euclid Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of FREE movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks, all available for mobile and online access through a new partnership with hoopla digital – all you need is a valid library card!
Euclid Public Library card holders can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or IOS device or visit hoopladigital.com to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers.
- You will be allowed to borrow 10 titles each month
- Video lends for 72 hours
- Music lends for 7 days
- Audiobooks lend for 21 days
- Comic Books lend for 21 days
You are able to access (view/listen to) borrowed content as often as you want during the checkout period and you can return any borrowed title whenever you want.
The Euclid Public Library is fortunate to have two support groups, the Friends of the Library and the Foundation. Both groups exist to serve and support many aspects of the Euclid Public Library. For our Summer Reading programs, we thank the Friends of the Library for supporting our efforts to get more people to read in the summer! Thanks to them the library has prizes for all ages, from little children through adults. Everyone is welcome to register to win the prizes.
On June 6, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the city of Euclid two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) Shoreline Cities grants to improve Lake Erie water quality. I was proud to join representatives from Northern Ohio communities and the EPA on this day to recognize the city of Euclid for their efforts.
On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 308 Euclid High School seniors gathered at the Wolstein Center in downtown Cleveland for the pomp and circumstance of graduation. Family, friends, teachers, and administrators recognized the significant accomplishments of the Euclid High School Class of 2015.
The Euclid City School District announces the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program for children.
Free meals will be made available to all children 18 years of age and under or persons over 18 who are determined by a state or local public education agency to be mentally or physically disabled.
The meals will be provided in accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy.
This institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.All sites will be closed on July 3, 2015. All food must be consumed on-site.
The Bluestone Running Club was an after school club developed by Leah Kasmenn for 5th-grade girls. The club met twice a week and each session began with a group run. It was followed by various physical activities, such as push-ups, ab work, and/or agility skill work. The Running Club session ended with some type of fun relay and/or game and a group snack. Team building, good sportsmanship, respect, and building relationships with one another were important skills that were integrated into the club.
Riding Through Grief, a day camp offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve in collaboration with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, 16497 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, is being offered for children ages 8-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Through riding and working with horses on a 45-acre farm, trained grief counselors help participants explore their feelings in a supported environment with peers undergoing the same pain.
Join Lodge 604 Utopians on Sunday, August 9 at SNPJ Recreation Farm in Kirtland, OH for a fun-filled day and a chance to try a popular item served at the Florida State Fair, attested to by members Rudy and Charlotte Perdan. Aside from our usual bill of fare, roast beef and sausage dinners, we will be serving hamburgers and cheeseburgers on a krofe (donut)! Two Krispy Kreme donuts were used in Florida, so we decided to try our take using a krofe. There will be a limited quantity so as they say, first come, first served. We will also have regular buns for those not wishing to walk on the wild side! The usual sandwiches, sauerkraut, Slovenian potatoes, salad and krofe will be served throughout the afternoon. Dinners are $9.00 which does not include the gate.
The Parish Feast on September 12 has become a favorite annual tradition at Our Lady of the Lake. The procession, Mass and gathering are a particularly nice way to bring families and neighbors together in sharing our faith community. This year we'll be adding an extra feature with a Joyfully Gifted retreat - a chance to discover and consider the many gifts each of us bring to our community. We hope you can join us!
Euclid Avenue is now home to one of the city’s newest small businesses, Chocolat Salon. The company received assistance from the City of Euclid’s Storefront Renovation Program for the purchase and installation of a new sign to help announce its arrival.
Chocolat Salon's goal is to provide exceptional healthy hair service, while enhancing beauty of the clients it serves. Robyn Woods, the owner of Chocolat Salon has been stylist since she received her cosmetology license in 1992, since high school. She initially opened her business in Willoughby Hills in 2012. Last year, Chocolat Salon relocated to Euclid at 24678 Euclid Avenue.
Euclid Senior, Tom Evert, is going “Going for the Gold!” A group of local residents are supporting him in his efforts to be represented as “our local swimmer” who qualified to be in the National Senior Olympic Games. These are to be held this summer in Bloomington/Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota on July 3-16th, 2015.
The members of the Celebration United Methodist Church are excited about the summer and about the opportunity to offer to the Euclid community programs guaranteed to have lasting impact on the lives of the participants. The church, located at 771 East 260th Street in Euclid, Ohio, in the immediate past has offered a six-week class on repairing lawn mowers and snow blowers. And two weeks ago the church offered a one day class on lawn mower tune up. The church also intends to offer a class at the beginning of the winter season on snow blower tune up.
New Day Academy a Kindergarten through 12th grade college prep school had an exciting past two months. May and June were exciting months for students and parents of New Day Academy, as many proud parents witnessed their children graduate from Kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, and even college. Each of these milestone events give the teachers and staff of New Day Academy the motivation and affirmation necessary to continue on in a career that on a day to day basis can become quite challenging. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children as they receive their degree, diploma, or certificate, and the flashes of cameras from proud parents and families, as their children and loved ones cross the stage, make it all worth it.
This summer Imagine Bella World Changers are visiting local businesses and attending local events in the community to connect with current and future Imagine Bella families. Summer hours at Imagine Bella are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday for summer packet pickup, tours, and enrollment. Call 216-481-1500 for more information. Now enrolling students in grades K-5!
Adkeysiga was the winner of house point challenge for the 2014-2015 school year. Students and teachers from the Adkeysiga house dressed down in their house color, red. The food and decorations were all in red and students danced outside to their favorite tunes. At the end of the day, the entire school joined the party to celebrate a great year at Imagine Bella. Who will win next year?
Congrats to Imagine Bella’s 2015 Kindergarteners! We are so proud of how far all of you have grown. The school-wide clap-out led the Kindergarten students to their picnic at the playground. Congrats Kindergarten Grads! We can't wait to see all of you as FIRST GRADERS!
On Friday, May 29th Imagine Bella hosted its Annual Field Day to celebrate the end of the 2014-2015 school year. Mr. Hannan planned an amazing day complete with a DJ, Flour Dodge Ball, Corn Hole, Tug Of War, Football Toss, Parachute Fun, Face Painting, Scooter Races, Whipped Cream and Skittles Race, and fresh popped popcorn. Check out all the video and photos on Imagine Bella Academy’s Facebook page.
The fifth grade class engaged in project-based learning to create their own Geometry City. Fifth graders also completed a unit on marketing. You can see their video on Imagine Bella’s website: http://imaginebellaacademy.com
Euclid High School PTA is awarding eight scholarships to qualified Euclid High School Seniors following the successful 63rd annual fundraising event held this past March the Irish American Club. A committee made up of Euclid High School PTA members worked tirelessly to solicit donations from PTA units, Euclid Schools staff members and administrators, local businesses, and alumni. As a result of the generosity of those who contributed and attendees of the event, the PTA was able to raise and award $13,600 in scholarships.
Mama Catena Ristorante re-enacted the classic scene from the movie "Big Night" a Stanley Tucci's cinematic masterpiece.
The 'Big Night" is a story about two immigrant brothers from Abruzzi, Italy.
On the New Jersey Shore in the 1950s, the immigrant brothers owned and operated a restaurant. The one brother, Primo played by Tony Shalhoub, is a brilliant, perfectionist chef who chafes under their few customers' expectations of "Americanized" Italian food. Their uncle's offer for them to return to Rome to help with his restaurant is growing in appeal to Primo. The younger brother, Secondo played by Stanly Tucci, is the restaurant manager, a man enamored with the possibilities presented by their new endeavor and life in America. Despite Secondo's efforts and Primo's magnificent food, their restaurant was suffering financially.
Secondo's struggles as a businessman renders him unable to commit to his girlfriend Phyllis (Minnie Driver), and it didn't help matters any as he was having an affair with Gabriella (Isabella Rossellini), the wife of a competitor whose restaurant is located right across the street from the two brothers and whose restaurant was doing really well! Gabriella's husband's (Ian Holm) "Pascal's", restaurant was very successful despite (or perhaps due to) the mediocre, uninspired food served there. Desperate to keep his restaurant afloat, Secondo asks Pascal for a loan. Instead, Pascal, persuades Secondo, to invite the very popular Italian-American singer Louis Prima to dine at the restaurant, persuading Secondo that the celebrity jazz singer's patronage will revitalize the brothers' business.
Every year, Our Lady of the Lake supports the E. 200th Street Stroll by offering a free Stroll Festival for the community. We offer free parking to Stroll visitors, who can catch the trolley from our convenient corner location, and enjoy a visit with lots of fun, free activities while they’re here. “This is part of who we are as a parish,” says Dana Heil, Pastoral Minister responsible for Community Outreach. “We welcome everyone, and support our community. The E. 200th Street Stroll is a great chance to do both, and have a lot of fun doing it!”
Our Lady of the Lake celebrated another great parish picnic on June 21, with outdoor Mass, good food, games, prizes and of course great music. Thanks to a great crew of volunteers, there was something for everyone. They fired up the grills, and laid out a feast of good food and drink. Free ice cream for the kids, a balloon clown and plenty of games and prizes kept little ones busy all afternoon. There was bocce and cornhole, and music from the Joey Tomsick Orchestra to set the mood. And the Italian American Club in Wickliffe provided the perfect setting, with seating for hundreds and lots of room to run and play. It was a great day out with family and friends, and a wonderful way to celebrate our parish community. We’re already looking forward to next year’s picnic: save the date for June 26, 2016!
Our Lady of the Lake is proud to support the Summer at Sims concert series, bringing free music to the community on Euclid’s beautiful lakefront. The next concert will be on Thursday, July 30, at 6:00 p.m. and as part of our 5th Year Anniversary, we’ll be there handing out prizes and sharing the celebration. Come visit our table and say hello – we look forward to seeing old friends, and meeting some new ones!
Our Memorial Day Parade, which is held in May, is a proud tradition in the City of Euclid. Each year, many entities gather together to plan, organize and coordinate this event and to celebrate our veterans and active military personnel.
Laparade Inc. has been awarded by the State Of Ohio a 5 star step up to quality rating for meeting the quality standard established by the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family services and the Ohio Department of Education. Step Up To Quality is a five-Star Tiered Quality Rating and Improvement system created to recognize and promote early learning and development programs that meet quality standards over and above the health and safety licensing requirements.
The Euclid City School District is proud to announce four new administrative hires for the 2015-2016 school year.
Dr. Charlie Smialek, the former Euclid High School principal, is moving to the Fordyce Administration Building to assume the role of Assistant Superintendent. Dr. Smialek is a Euclid High School alumnus and has been working in the district since 1999. Charlie began his career as a middle school social studies teacher. He has since worked as a middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, middle school principal and in 2009 became the Euclid High School principal. Dr. Smialek earned a bachelor’s degree in history from The Ohio State University, a master’s degree in secondary education from Kent State University and holds a doctorate in educational administration from Kent State University.
Dr. Smialek is excited to begin this new leadership role, “I have loved my time at Euclid High School and will always cherish the experiences I shared there with great students and teachers. I look forward to being able to work now with leaders from all of our buildings to ensure that we continue to foster a Culture of Achievement that our community deserves.”
You can find fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Market Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free cooking classes are Saturdays, July 11, July 25 and August 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will also be a class on Wednesday, July 15. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 8 for the Annual Cliff Schutz Corn Roast and BBQ from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy delicious Ohio sweet corn, BBQ and side dishes. The cost for a meat portion and two sides is $6. Vegetarian dishes will be available.
Our newest urban farmer growing at the Coit Road Farmers Market site is Dawud Ummah. Dawud is a Gulf War veteran who recently returned to Cleveland after farming in Maine. He joins Blayne Murray and Gloria Jahlil farming at the site. To support our customers, Ohio Direction Card users get $20 in tokens to spend for the first $10 charged to their card. The first WIC coupon distribution date at the Market is Saturday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Market, located at the intersection of Coit and Woodworth Roads near East 152nd. Call 216-249-5455 or go to www.coitmarket.org for additional information.