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Lincoln Electric and Imani Church Present Expansion Plans

Imani Church plans to add a new sanctuary and additional office space to their existing building on E. 260th Street.

The meeting of the Euclid Architectural Review Board on March 24th featured presentations on two major development projects coming soon to the City of Euclid.  The plans of The Lincoln Electric Company and Imani United Church of Christ were both enthusiastically received by the Board and granted conceptual approval at the meeting. 

Lincoln Electric, represented by architect Andy Burbules of Structura Architects, shared their plans and renderings for the new Welding Technology and Training Center at the ARB meeting. 

The Welding Center will be located in a two-story addition measuring 119,186 square feet to be built onto an existing building on the South side of St. Clair Avenue.  The addition will feature a modern glass and metal exterior similar to Lincoln’s main headquarters building located across the street.  A light-filled atrium will greet visitors as they enter the new center.

“You’ve done a wonderful job” remarked Board Chair Robert Dorer.  “It will be a beautiful building”.

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Do You Know What is Happening in Euclid?

There are many great things happening in Euclid! Unfortunately, we often miss events, activities, and services because we don’t know about them. It’s a common problem. But, even without a daily newspaper or a computer there are ways we can keep up with events in Euclid. Below is a list of 14 ways to get information.

1.  Go to the City of Euclid website Here you will find information on all city departments, services, community activities, neighborhood groups and a complaint form to report issues.

2.  Stop at the Euclid Library to pick up their Library Lines and other information at the literature display in the lobby (including a copy of this list). Also, see their web site

3.  Request to be on mailing lists of local organizations and churches. Get the Euclid Senior Center newsletter at the senior center, library, or City of Euclid website. Call Shore Cultural Centre, 289-8578, for their information. (Both organizations have a wide variety of activities.)

4.  Go to the City of Euclid Neighborhood Engagement webpage on the City website for resident information (and a copy of this list). Contact Kristal Grida, 216-289-8268, for new resident packages and neighborhood association information.

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Viking Cagers Settle For Runner-up Trophy

In sports, it often doesn't pay to put much stock in so-called  ° omens. "

During the Ohio high school regional basketball playoffs, one Villa

Angela-St. Joseph fan noticed that the state Division III championship game

was slated for March 19-the Feast of St. Joseph. ¢couldn't it be neat if

the St. Joe team won a state title on St. Joseph's Day?"the fan thought.

"Perhaps it's a good omen. "

well, that turned out to be wishful thinking. Coach Babe Kwasniak's

Vikings did make it to the final game in Columbus, but their rather

remarkable season came to an end with a 66-44 loss to Lima Central

Catholic-the same team they had beaten a year earlier to claim VASJ's

sixth state basketball crown. In fact, it was the third year in row that these

two squads met in the championship finals.

Almost incredibly, it marked the fourth straight appearance in a state

championship game for this year's Vikings seniors-first-team All-Ohio

guard Sherman Dean III, Kevin Roberts, Jacob Stauffer, Anthony Turk and

Phillip Bessick. Certainly, they'd hoped to end their high school careers on a

final victory note. But it wasn't to be. And, understandably, they and their

teammates seemed less than jubilant in settling for the runner-up trophy on

Ohio State's Schottenstein Center court.

Nonetheless, the 2016 VASJ squad far exceeded anyone's 

expectations-especially considering that all five starters on the 2015

championship team had graduated. Starting from scratch, Coach Kwasniak's

cagers  fashioned a very memorable tournament run.

And watch out for them again next year. The leading scorer for the

Vikings in the state title game was sophomore guard Jerry Higgins, whose

shot at the halftime buzzer narrowed Lima Central's lead to 27-26. Higgins

finished the game with 15 points. Among the others expected to return next

season are 6-7 freshman Alonzo Gafney, 6-2 junior Noah Newton, and 6-3

junior Dan McGarry who made a significant contribution under the basket

this season.

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Ask an Officer

Question: What is CPTED and how is it used by the Euclid Police Department?

Answer: Kate McLaughlin, Community Policing Specialist

The problem of crime can occur when a motivated offender finds a suitable target in a vulnerable place, illustrated in the Crime Triangle.  If one of three sides of the Crime Triangle is addressed, it can prevent the crime.  We can use crime prevention measures to protect ourselves from becoming a victim, and we can establish safeguards to protect places.  CPTED, an acronym for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design, is one of those measures to protect places.  CPTED is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behavior by designing a physical environment that positively influences human behavior.  There are several strategies to designing a safer space.   Natural Access Control denies access to a crime target and increases the risk to offenders such as signs, barriers, landscaping, and door locks.  Natural Surveillance facilitates observation and is achieved through windows, open views, lighting, and security cameras.  Territorial Reinforcement relates to the belief that physical design contributes to ownership.  If normal users develop a sense of control in their space, an offender may be less likely to enter that space.  Physical Maintenance involves keeping the property well maintained, and Order Maintenance involves having rules and guidelines in place. The Euclid Police Department utilizes CPTED when conducting security surveys for Euclid businesses to offer crime prevention suggestions on how to improve security in and around a facility.  Euclid businesses that might be interested in having a CPTED security survey conducted at their property should call EPD Community Policing at 289-8449.

If you would like to submit a question to Ask an Officer, contact Community Policing at the Euclid Police Department:  email or call 216-289-8449.    

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Third-Generation Plastic Fabricator and Distributor Calls Euclid Home

Mitch Opalich, president of Indelco Custom Products, Inc., is the third generation of Opaliches to steer the business that has been in existence since 1965. The company originally was founded by Opalich’s father, George, and grandfather, Stephen, both engineers, as Cleveland Plastic Fabricators & Suppliers, Inc., when they were asked by a national manufacturing customer of their metalworking company to fabricate and machine plastics.

Since the family lived in Collinwood and Richmond Heights, Opalich says, “It made sense to locate the business in Euclid due to its proximity to a high concentration of manufacturing and OEM companies,” and it has remained here even though the Opaliches sold the business to their employees in the early 1970s. In 1994, Mitch Opalich bought the business back after finishing graduate school and working in the financial industry. He sold the company in 2008 to a Minneapolis-based plastics distributor, and the name changed to Indelco in 2014. Though he no longer owns the company, he remains president, and the company remains family owned by the Dore brothers. Opalich sold the business to leverage the buying power, infrastructure and capital of the third-largest player in the industry. He met the owners through his membership in the International Association of Plastics Distribution. Indelco Cleveland currently has more than 250 customers, 50 percent of which are in Northeast Ohio.

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Spring has Sprung, Get ready for Summer!

Camp field trip to the firehouse!

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 fifth year for this camp located right here in Euclid. Camp will run for 12 weeks, this summer. You can sign your camper up for as many as you would like there is no weekly commitment! Camp starts on Tuesday May 31, and ends on Friday August 12.

BTS was formed in 2010, with a purpose and goal to fill the void in the area of opportunities and activities for the youth in our community.  With the unfortunate news of Euclid PAL dismembering we wanted to offer the youth a new program in which they could grow and participate in programs to keep them safe and off the streets.

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HGR Supports STEM Education with 2016 HGR Industrial Surplus STEM Scholarship

Euclid, Ohio, March 18, 2016 -- HGR Industrial Surplus Inc is supporting STEM education by awarding an annual $2,000 scholarship to a local high school senior planning to pursue a degree or certificate in a STEM field. 

The 2016 HGR Industrial Surplus STEM Scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior in good academic standing who is active or interested in any facet of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math).

The student must also have applied to an institution of higher education to pursue a degree or certification in the field. This includes – but is not limited to – the fields of engineering, engineering technology, electrical, mechanical, welding, manufacturing, or construction. Financial need will also be considered during the selection process.

This year, one student from Euclid High School will be awarded the $2,000 scholarship as part of HGR’s support of STEM education on a local level. The company has also co-sponsored the school’s Alliance for Working Together RoboBot team, donated equipment and furnishings for the school’s science labs and encouraged local businesses to add their support.

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Euclid Graduate Rashida Harris Earns All-American Recognition in Indoor Track at Tri-C

Rashida Harris

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) shot putter Rashida Harris, a graduate of Euclid High School, registered an All-American performance at the 2016 NJCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships.

Harris became Tri-C’s first All-American in the shot put with a throw of 48 feet, 1.25 inches. The championships capped a season where she shattered the school record in the event by almost 9 feet.

The freshman also finished 19th at nationals in the weight throw with a heave of 40 feet, 2.25 inches. She also set the Tri-C record in that event during the season.

“Rashida was at her absolute best on the sport’s biggest stage,” said Don Cox, the College’s longtime track coach. “She delivered when it mattered most.”

As a team, Tri-C finished 19th at the national championships.

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Youth Golf and Life Skills Program Flourishes at Briardale Greens

David Alexander, a member of the PGA and First Tee Lead Program Coach, answers questions and enjoys a break with some of the younger First Tee participants at Briardale Greens.

The First Tee of Cleveland, a youth education program that focuses on building character, instilling life-enhancing values, and promoting healthy choices through the game of golf, is hosting an Open House at Briardale Greens April 9 beginning at 10 AM.  Parents with children ages 6-18 are encouraged to come learn more about this community-based life skills program.

According to David Alexander, a member of the PGA and First Tee Lead Program Coach, there will be a number of activities planned for kids to learn more about The First Tee of Cleveland and the programs offered.  Alexander has worked with The First Tee in a number of locations but has found Euclid’s Briardale Greens a particularly rewarding and successful location for the program.

“In our first year we had 45 kids, but we keep growing every year.  This year we hope to get up to 75,” said Alexander.  “It is a vibrant and diverse program that teaches valuable life skills and utilizes the golf course atmosphere.”  He added that the program allows girls and boys as young as six to begin to learn the game of golf, but also learn important life lessons which are reinforced in The First Tee’s approach to instruction.  The First Tee weaves its “Nine Core Values” – honesty, integrity, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy, judgment and sportsmanship – into every aspect of the program.

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Accordion Stars at Super Button Box Bash, Sunday, April 10

Patty Candela leads Patty C and the Guys, the Polka Hall of Fame button box band of the year, at the Super Button Box Bash at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid, Sunday, April 10, 2016.

The accordion stars come out to shine at the 34th annual Super Button Box Bash on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Thrill to top talents, such as Polka Hall of Famer Eddie Rodick, button box musician of the year Kathy Hlad, and band of the year Patty C and the Guys. You can enjoy more than sixty accordions, plus jam sessions throughout the day at the Slovenian Society Home, 20713 Recher Avenue, in Euclid, Ohio, from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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“Have You Heard? CVS Pharmacy Offers Hearing Services”

Having a hearing evaluation is as important as having an eye examination. There are many causes of hearing loss and only a thorough hearing examination can determine the nature and degree of hearing loss and treatment options. Chronic health conditions may contribute to hearing loss such as diabetes and heart disease. Among seniors, hearing loss is one of the most prevalent medical conditions following arthritis and hypertension (University of California, San Francisco, Department of Neurology)

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"The Perfect Season", Starring the SRW 6th Grade Warriors

The Warrior Team and coaches with all of their well earned "hardware" for the season at Tizzano's Party Center, Euclid.

Ss Robert & Williams’ Catholic School may have some future Cleveland Cavaliers on their hands!  Their 6th grade boy’s basketball team has had a “stellar” year posting a very impressive 22-0 season record in the Greater Cleveland Catholic Diocese CYO League respectively.  Maybe its due to the fact that most of these boys have been playing together since before the 4th grade, or that their coaching staff (made up by John Pavlica, Brian Dunmire and Marcia Clarke) is passionate about this sport and take the time to teach these young men the strategies necessary to succeed and help them realize their individual potential and God given talents.  Not only do they hold the “undefeated” status for the past 2 regular seasons, but these talented sportsmen have also earned themselves the following championship titles for the 2015/16 season:

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Message from the Mayor

Happy Spring!  With the brighter days comes the need for some spring cleaning!  We are working to put together a Citywide cleanup week and hope that residents, businesses and city staff will come together to help us spruce up our city.  We will be working to pick up litter but also planting trees, looking at ways to dress up empty store fronts, landscaping, and more.  We all should have pride in our homes, businesses, and neighborhoods and my administration wants to share the responsibility for keeping it clean and looking good.  Please help us by doing your part!  If you have ideas or want to help, please contact my office at 216-289-2751.

Soon, I will have completed 100 days as Mayor.  I am proud to say that all positions are filled, we have a budget and department goals in place, and have been looking at ways to improve our level of service and responsiveness.  I have very much enjoyed meeting with local businesses and commercial brokers, neighborhood and community groups, and talking with residents about their concerns and ideas.  I have had the opportunity to participate in Mayors and Manager Association, NOACA, and regional planning efforts where I have continued to build relationships necessary for strong partnerships.  We have much to do, but I am proud of what we have accomplished to date. 

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Euclid Recreation Department

Registration for all programs, pool and arena passes are available at Euclid City Hall Monday through Friday 9:00am-4:30pm You must bring two proofs of Euclid Residency to receive the resident discount. No exceptions will be made. For information regarding programs, passes, volunteering or any other questions please call 216-289-8114.

Lil' Sports Series Our Lil' Sports Series is designed to teach the fundamentals and basic strategy of sports for boys and girls ages 3-5. Each class offers exercise, teamwork and listening activities.

Lil Hoopers $30 Residents $45 Non Residents Monday-Thursday May 2-12 Learn to dribble, shoot, pass and play defense.

Lil Batters Monday-Thursday May 16-26 Learn to hit, throw and catch, as well as learn the bases and positions in the field!

Lil Kickers Monday-Friday May 31-June 10 No Class Memorial Day Learn to kick, pass, shoot and dribble.

Softball Clinic Free instructional softball clinics will be held Saturdays in March-April. Girls ages 6-14 Time and locations will be determined based on weather. Registrations now.

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Character Essay Contest

Congratulations to the students that were honored for their writing in the Character Essay Contest

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OLL Kindergarten Accepting Applications

At Our Lady of the Lake School, you will find that we are like a 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 teachers encourage children to be active and creative explorers who are not afraid to try out their ideas and to think their own thoughts. Our goal is to help children become independent, self-confident, inquisitive learners by allowing them to explore, question and discover in a stimulating environment.

We understand that young children learn best by doing. Our teachers develop curriculum that uses all five senses. This requires children to think actively and experiment to find out how things work, promoting firsthand learning about the world we live in. In short, our staff teaches children how to learn, not just in preschool, but all through their lives.

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OLL Goes Forth!

Our Lady of the Lake Parish is heeding Pope Francis’ call to be a church that goes forth with its spring community service project.

Beginning April 9, teams of walkers from Our Lady of the Lake will be exploring our parish, getting to know its people, features and challenges. It’s a great chance to get to know the community, meet some neighbors, and spend time with fellow parishioners as well. We would love parishioners to be part of the team, or residents to come out and meet our walkers when we’re in your neighborhood!

We’ll begin our walks on April 9, and by April 16 we’ll have walked every street in the parish. If you’d like to know more about what we’ll be doing as we walk, or when walkers might be coming to your street, please contact us. We’d love to hear from you!

For more information, or to sign up for a walking team, email


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Holy Week at Our Lady of the lake

Renee Kovacic brought their newborn baby when she presided at Tenebrae.

Holy Week was beautiful this year, from Tenebrae on March 23, through Easter Sunday, March 27, we were blessed to celebrate together and share in this important season. We were particularly happy to baptize seven new members into our Catholic community at the Easter Vigil on March 26. A very warm welcome to Zinyah George, Lan Chen Lemieux, Brandon Johnson, Leila Johnson, Catherine Long, Sedona Stankus and Julian Stankus. We are so glad to have you here at Our Lady of the Lake!

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A Successful Fundraiser Supports OLL School

This year’s Life on the Lake – Races & Raffles event raised more than $35,000 for Our Lady of the Lake School. And it raised a lot of spirits, too, with a really great night of fellowship and fun at the Irish American Club. Thanks to our many sponsors, donors, volunteers and supporters, Our Lady of the Lake School will be able to add more high-quality enrichment programs and technology options this year. Over the past four years, the Life on the Lake fundraiser has earned nearly $135,000 to support quality Catholic education at Our Lady of the Lake School, and we are very appreciative of this generous and dedicated community. Special thanks to our Donors:

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SRW Drama Club Presents

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Ss. Robert & William Catholic School

351 East 260th Street

Euclid, Ohio 44132

(216) 731-3060

Friday, April 15: 6:30 PM

Saturday, April 16: 5:30 PM

Presale:  $4

At the door:  $5

Open to the public

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Need a Space? Shore Cultural is Your Place for Parties, Meetings, Performances, Practice Spaces, and More!

Shore Cultural Centre's auditorium is a gem in Euclid. 

Courtesy of Jen Hearn Photography.

Completed in 1913, the classical revival-style building that now houses Shore Cultural Centre served its first 75 years as a school building before transforming into a community center. Many of the unique spaces designed especially for a school are now available for the public to rent: event rooms, classrooms, dance studios, a band room, a gymnasium, and an auditorium. Shore is conveniently accessed by I-90 or Lakeshore Boulevard.

You may have attended a birthday party, baby shower, or family reunion in of Shore's two event rooms. Shore’s Landing, room 152, holds 40 to 60 people, while the Community Room, room 125, will accommodate 75 to 100. Both rooms include tables and chairs as well as a kitchenette for basic food preparation. Larger groups use the center gym for gatherings, which has space for at least 150 people depending on the setup. The gym is a great location for a children’s birthday party, as it offers plenty of space for games and activities. The center gym is also available for basketball clubs, fitness organizations, and other recreational uses.

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SRW Catholic School Successes

Sixth Grade Boys’ Basketball CYO Cadet Champions

Srw Excelling in Academic and Athletic Competitions

It has been a busy winter at Ss. Robert and William Catholic School! In addition to the rigors of the everyday curriculum, many students participate in extra-curricular clubs and organized sports. Our mission supports the belief that each student is a child of God with unique physical, social, emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs. The administrators and teachers take this charge seriously and dedicate many hours offering enriching opportunities to our students.  We are so proud of the many accomplishments these students have recently achieved:

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Time is Running Out to Register for Mad City Money

Time is running out to register for Mad City Money, a game of smart money management hosted by 12 northeast Ohio credit unions as youth financial education outreach. Join us Saturday, April 16th at Lakeland Community College when Cleveland-area high school juniors and seniors will compete for $9,000 in scholarship money and other great prizes.

For more information and to register, visit

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The Way It Was 50 Years Ago in Euclid

Long-time Euclid residents may remember what the city was like half

a century ago-and in many ways it remains much the same, despite

numerous changes over the years. For those who are relative newcomers,

this article-and future installments in this series-may provide some useful

perspective on the history and potential of our great city on the lake.

The news, sports, and other items covered in this series have been

gleaned from the pages of the 1966 editions of the old Euclid News-

Journal, the community's former weekly newspaper. That paper eventually

was acquired by the Sun Newspapers before that chain decided to abandon

the city, leaving Euclid without its own paper until the arrival of the Euclid

Observers (first the editions produced by Mary Jo Minarik then the version

you're now reading, published by John Copic.)

Ready? Let's begin with the January editions of the 1966 Euclid


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April is National Credit Union Youth Month

April is National Credit Union Youth Month and “we’re pumped up” to help our youngest Members get into shape financially.

This year’s theme is “Credit Union Strong: Pump Up Your Savings.” Here are some tips for youths to strengthen their savings:

Make some money: even young kids can earn money by doing odd jobs or from an allowance. Ask them to save some of it. This will help them get comfortable making and managing their cash.

Pay yourself first: Encourage your youth to set aside a portion of their money before doing anything else with it. If the youth can’t easily access the money, they’re less likely to spend it.

Learn wants vs. needs: when an urge to buy something arises, have your youth write it down on a piece of paper. Ask them if it’s a need or want. They’ll learn to prioritize how to spend their money.

For more fun and information for young savers, visit

To celebrate Youth Month, here are a few specials just for them!

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Euclid Symphony celebrates Leroy Anderson

Leroy Anderson

In the final concert of their 55th year, the Euclid Symphony Orchestra will present a Pops Concert tribute to Leroy Anderson.

The concert, at 3 p.m. on May 1 at the Shore Cultural Centre at 291 E. 222nd St. in Euclid, will showcase some of Anderson’s most popular tunes.

Anderson, one of the most prominent pops composers, introduced many of his works to the American public in performances by the Boston Pops Orchestra. Anderson served as an arranger for the famous Orchestra and specialized in fun, short and catchy musical arrangements.

The tribute to Anderson is fitting for a man who is the most well-known and beloved contemporary composers.

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Egged House to Get a Free Paint Job from Neubert Painting

EUCLID, OH– An elderly man whose house was repeatedly egged  by an unknown assailant for more than a year, will have his house repainted free of charge this summer by Neubert Painting.  The house on Wilmore Avenue, which received national attention for the incident, was egged more than 100 times between May 20, 2014 and June 26, 2015, according to reports.

“We offered to repaint the house last summer as part of our annual Charity Paint Giveaway, but we were waiting for police approval since the case was still under investigation,” said John Neubert, owner of Neubert Painting in Brook Park. Then last fall Neubert received the go-ahead from police to paint the house.  They planned to do the job as soon as weather permitted . 

According to news reports, a former neighbor is allegedly facing charges regarding the eggings.               

Since dried eggs have covered the house for nearly two years, the job will require considerable preparation before painting can begin, says Neubert. 

The Charity Paint Giveway was created in 2008 by Neubert to provide free exterior painting services to a homeowner or non-profit organization whose building needs painting, but can’t afford it.  “We have been trusted by Northeast Ohio homeowners since 1975, and we feel part of our mission is to give back to our community.   This continues our tradition of doing community service projects for people in need. ” says Neubert.

More than $100,000 in free painting services has been provided through the Charity Paint giveaway since 2008.  

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Come for a Visit! Tri-C Eastern Campus Hosts Open House on April 23

Tri-C Eastern Campus

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 23, at its Eastern Campus, located at 4250 Richmond Road in Highland Hills.

The open house provides prospective students an opportunity to learn about degree and certificate programs at Tri-C; meet with academic counselors; receive information on enrollment, financial aid and scholarships; explore student services; and tour the facilities.

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SRW Honors Margaret Lyons, Superintendent of Diocese of Cleveland Catholic Schools at its Annual Taste of Nations Gala

SRW students contribute to the success of the annual Taste of Nations Gala.

If you love homemade ethnic food, why don’t you join us at our annual Taste of Nations Gala, which is being held on Saturday, April 23, 2016?  The evening will begin with a Polka Mass (The Joey Tomsick Orchestra is providing the music), followed by dinner at 5:45 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00 p.m.)  This is a wonderful opportunity for guests to experience many different international cuisines representing those of Eastern Europe, Germany, the Philippines, Latin America, Mexico, Ireland, and Italy. Our parishioners have been preparing and making items to be served in these food rooms. One can also relax at the Cigar Lounge and the Vienna Café. 

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SRW Catholic School Students Collect Items and Donations for the Euclid Hunger Center

Several of the participating students showcase their paper clip donation chains.

The students and staff of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School collected food and donations for the Euclid Hunger Center during Lent. A picture of a little boy sitting at a large empty table was placed on the cafeteria wall of the school. Every day as the students ate, they were reminded about how many boys and girls go without enough food each day. This visual reminder served as an inspiration to bring in food donations for the Euclid Hunger Center. Each student who brought in food or a cash donation signed a paper can to be taped onto the little boy’s table. Filling the table represented the good that our donations will do in feeding the hungry of our community. Our goal was one item per student. We are happy to say that we far surpassed that goal!

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Yogurt City Now Open

Yogurt City is now open in Shore Center. Located at 22312 Lakeshore Blvd. it is right next door to China House. Sporting 12 flavors of Yogurt and over 40 toppings they are open from 1:00 PM to 10 PM Sunday through Saturday.

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Bob’s Corner

The future is rarely a sure thing.

That’s a tough lesson.  Life happens, people change, situations come up that you never dreamed of, we get older, loved ones die.  It can feel like you have no control.

I wondered how my friends at the Center viewed this, so I asked.  Many said that they have lived a good life, but they know they are on the downside of the hill.  It’s a reality that they see every day when they look into the mirror. 

When I talked with them about it, here’s the comments that I heard. 

-        Don’t take life too seriously….it’s not permanent.

-        Do good while you can.  In life, what goes around does come around.

-        I don’t have the time to grumble or complain.

-        I don’t know what the future holds, but I know Who holds the future.

-        Dying is easy.  It’s living that’s tough.

Clearly there is a joy in the journey, and life has a strange way of bringing opposites together.  Stability and change, happiness and loss are all interwoven into the tapestry of a lifetime.  Most have learned to see beauty, even in difficulty.  They’ve found that what matters most isn’t our limitations,but what we can do to help others who share the walk with us. So, our lunch tables are filled with light hearted conversations.  Laughter erupts as older bodies play chair volleyball and do line dancing.  Smiles brighten faces when you see your friends, shoot pool and play cards or bingo.  Our Center provides a place for all of that.    

Yes, life is too short and full of twists and turns.  But in the end, it’s our relationships that provide meaning and support.  

Thanks for being part of Euclid Senior Programs.

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Music and Recruiting in the Austro-Hungarian Army

Music for Miles Brings Rousing Classics to Waterloo Arts

The Impreza Piano Trio, Sunday April 10, 4 pm

How did the Austrian army lure peasants to its recruiting stations? With music! And the Impreza Trio will demonstrate, in its April Music for Miles concert at Waterloo Arts.

Eric Charnofsky is at the piano in this newly formed Cleveland-area ensemble, with Emily Cornelius on violin and Lauren M. Dunseath playing cello. All three of these musicians have a wide background of performance experience as soloists, chamber and orchestral musicians, and are also active as teachers at all levels. Their debut program comprises trios from the standard chamber music repertoire, including works by Haydn, Shostakovich, and Mendelssohn.

Lane Cooper’s show “What Dreams May Come” will be hanging in the gallery, and the Callaloo will be ready as always with glasses of wine and flavors of the Caribbean. Or it might be the time to try Waterloo’s new coffee shop – Six Shooter, at the corner of E161.

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Classical Collinwood

An appreciative audience echoed their approval throughout the March 17th evening performance by CityMusic Cleveland hosted by St. Jerome Church.  Ronald Strauss, MD, President of the Board, as well as an amateur violinist himself, welcomed everyone to the first-ever Collinwood appearance by the orchestra, which is celebrating its 12th season of bringing free concerts to Cleveland neighborhoods.  The orchestra brought 38 skilled musicians and the very talented soprano, Jeanine De Bique for this performance which included selections by Beethoven, Grieg, Bizet, and Puccini.

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Spring State Testing

Imagine Bella students in Grades 3-6 will be administered Ohio State Tests (AIR tests) during the month of April. As technology is integral for College and Career readiness, the majority of assessments are given on the computer. Additional practice resources are available to Imagine Bella students at the websites below.

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Teacher of the Year

Ms. Figueroa and her 5th and 6th grade homeroom. 

 Congratulations to Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence Teacher of the Year, Ms. Mary Figueroa! The 5th and 6th grade Mathematics Teacher has also been honored as the January Head of the Class Winner from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Teacher of the Year for Imagine Schools in Northeast Ohio. Ms. Figueroa hosts free tutoring for students and their families to master challenging middle school math concepts. She is active on the campus leadership team and serves as the decision maker for the Positive Character Development Committee. Each day, Ms. Figueroa represents a lifelong learner, demonstrates genuine compassion and displays integrity in all her endeavors. It is a joy and an honor to recognize her as the Teacher of the Year.

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Q and A with the Imagine Bella Team

Q and A with the Imagine Bella Team

Get to know a little bit more about the teachers and staff at Imagine Bella. Look for more interviews next month from other members of the Imagine Bella Newspaper Club.

Ms. Cooper

Title 1 Paraprofessional

Interviewed by Gavin Talley

Q: What is your favorite color?

A: Purple

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Chicken

Q: How long have you been living in Cleveland?

A: All my life

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: 8 years

Q: How old are you?

A: (She gave a smile)

Q: Do you like Skyzone?

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