Happy May! I hope you are enjoying spring in Euclid. For all those able to help with the Spring Clean-up, thank you! We have been working hard to spruce up our community and I appreciate all the residents, businesses, schools, churches, neighborhood associations, beach clubs and community organizations who took the time to help. Thanks to the “Keep Euclid Beautiful” group for organizing this effort and others. We need to continue this effort throughout the year – it is up to all of us to help Keep Euclid Beautiful! If you want to learn how you can help, please call 289-2751.
Do you have important documents, mail, or files laying around that you need shredded? HELP U Shred can help you out! HELP U Shred, conveniently located on Shore Center Drive, offers competitively priced contracts or drop-off options beginning at only $4.50 per box.
On April 1, 2017, Ss. Robert & William Catholic School held its annual Taste of Nation’s Gala. This is an evening to embrace and celebrate the diversity in our school, parish and community. This year’s sold-out event featured culinary delights from eight countries, entertainment, raffles and a host of other activities.
Chef/owner Randy Carter of Jack Flaps and Jack Flaps Luncheonette, both in Cleveland, quietly opened a new concept in Euclid on E. 185th Street in April. Sammich focuses on fresh, quality ingredients to create delicious sandwiches perfect for lunch or dinner. The shop also sells meat by the pound and whole, house-made smoked turkeys in addition to catered party trays.
The front of Shore Cultural Centre transforms into an assemblage of food and craft booths on Friday, June 2, with opening day of the Euclid Farmers’ Market. The market will run from 3:00-6:30pm every Friday until October 2. A variety of vendors will be present selling fresh produce, baked goods and handmade crafts. Anything sold at the market must have been grown or fabricated in Ohio.
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May is water safety month, and our staff here at the Euclid Family YMCA want to make sure you and your family practice safe habits around pool areas. It's never too late to learn how to swim. We have classes for all ages; parent and child lessons, youth swim lessons, and adult swim lessons. We also offer private swim lessons for those who do not enjoy the group atmosphere.
Looking to lose some weight before you hit the beach this summer? And are those extra pounds hiding the real you? If so, you'll want to hear about the YMCA's Real You Weight Loss Program! It's the only large-scale program of its kind, and its exclusive at the Y. Our current participants have lost an average of 10 pounds per session! With the Real You Challenge, you get 5 weeks of nutritional coaching, daily food and activity monitoring online, weekly weigh-ins and monthly measurements, 2 group workouts per week, group support, and individual, personal attention. $100 per person or join with a friend and pay $75 each!
Learn important skills and tehniques that will help you prepare for the Euclid Family YMCA's Summer Basketball League.
This 50 minute class is geared towards developing physical fitness, coordination, basic motor skills, balance and flexibility with an emphasis on fun exercises, games for memorization, obstacle courses, and creative imagery. Children build character, develop self-confidence, increase self-esteem, learn respect and responsibility while developing their inner strengths and meeting new friends.
Learn about the history of slo-pitch softball, which started in Cleveland, at the hall of fame and museum
In 1985, The Greater Cleveland Slo-Pitch Softball Hall of Fame began inducting members into the hall at its annual banquet. This continues to be the case today. But, in 1997, Founder Buddy Langdon and his partner had an idea for a hall of fame and museum in order to share the history of softball with the public. Originally, they planned to make it a mobile exhibit that could travel around the country by bus. Later, they approached the Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, then located in what is now the Shore Cultural Centre in Euclid, Ohio, to pitch the idea that both museums be housed in the historic, former Euclid City Hall building that the city had planned to condemn and demolish.
Euclid Art Association Spring Fine Art Show at Euclid Public Library May 13 through May 20, 2017 by Ellen Howard and Susan Herrle
The Euclid Art Association's Spring Fine Art Show opens on May 13 at the Euclid Public Library, featuring well over a hundred works by local artists in a variety of media. The organization has members from all over Northeast Ohio and as far away as New Jersey.
The Veterans Administration is a great resource for our retired veterans, but is it enough to offer full coverage for all their benefits or are there some gaps in the coverage you may need?
May 29th, 2017 marks the 87th Memorial Day Parade and Service for The City of Euclid. The Euclid Joint Veterans Council invites all organizations and individuals to participate by being a part of the parade, attending the services or by being a spectator. Graveside service will begin at 7:45 AM at Euclid Cemetery followed by a second service at St. Paul’s Cemetery. The parade will begin at 10:00 AM. This year the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1056 with Commander Richard Pecnik will lead the parade. Awards will be given for Floats, Marching Bands, Marching Units, Youth Groups and Novelty. Parade entry forms and information can be found on the City’s web site or picked up at City Hall. You can also contact Joint Veterans Council Chairman Chuck Hill at 216-732-9339 for information or application packets. Our theme is “If You Value Your Freedom, Thank a Veteran”. We welcome all Veterans to march in our parade and to remember those who have preceded them.
The Croatian community in Cleveland continues to flourish with the adoption of a local chapter of the Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP). The national organization’s goals are to connect Croatian communities in the United States, and around the world, to build a lifetime of connections to support business, networking and social activities.
Mark your calendar for a free and informative community program at Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center. In tandem with the Alzheimer Association of Cleveland, we will present "Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research" on Wednesday, May 24th, at 2 pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
Ss. Robert and William Catholic School earned the honor of becoming a nationally recognized No Place for Hate School, sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. The student committee, moderated by Mrs. Patrice Garuckas, consisted of eighth graders Tiana Cole, Arianna Wallace, Ariel Winfrey, Charlie Stachnik, Christina Parker, Ella Lisac, Gianna DiPasquale, Nicole Yearsin, Jocelyn Miller, Kaylan Taylor, Lindsay Blackwood, McKaylah Szalay, MyKala Smith, Nevaeh Jernigan and Tyree Sims, along with seventh graders Hannah Evec and Josie DiDona. These energetic and enthusiastic students planned assemblies and taught lessons which modeled ways to combat bullying and diffuse aggressive situations. Their fun and educational activities were thoroughly enjoyed by students who benefited from their important messages.
Join us for a variety of health discussions each month. Upcoming health talks are June 6th and July 18th. Topics are to be announced. Please call Ami at 216-731-7454 for more information.
Here at the Euclid Family YMCA we hosted our first annual Pie At The Y to raise funds for our Annual Campaign. Members entered a raffle for a chance to pie their "favorite" staff member in the face. The Euclid Family YMCA never wants to turn someone away for their inability to pay. Our Annual Campaign provides those funds to ensure we keep that promise. This scholarship program is open to youth, adult, and family memberships regardless of participants socio-economic status.
We believe every person and every community deserves a chance to thrive. When you donate to the Y, you're giving those in need the opportunity to thrive. In 2016, the Euclid Family YMCA distributed $94,823 in financial assistance, we provided support and resources to 1,300 families through the Euclid-Hillcrest Family to Family Collaborative, we've taught 170 swim lessons keeping individual safe around water, and we've helped 443 men in the Y-Haven transitional housing and treatment program. The mission of the YMCA is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that help healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
We would not be able to provide the important and much needed services if it was not for our wonderful and generous donors. Please help us to continue to bridge this gap by becoming a donor. For more information on becoming a donor or to see first hand how your donation can better your community please visit the Euclid Family YMCA at 631 Babbitt Rd Euclid, OH 44123. Remember, together we create a better us!
If I am denied coverage from Medicare for a service, supply or prescription drug, do I have any rights to appeal their decision? Please explain how to go about this.
It’s time to sign up for Vacation Bible School at OLL! Always one of our most popular programs, VBS often sells out, so be sure to get your registration in as soon as possible. This year’s Makers Fun Factory theme is going to be extra fun, with a full slate of creative activities every day. VBS runs 9:30-noon June 12-16 at Our Lady of the Lake. For more information, contact Rita Testa – Rita@OLLEuclid.org – or call (216) 486-0850.
Our Lady of the Lake School is invested in STEM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Not only are these some of the most important fields youth can study to prepare for successful careers – they’re also really fun. So every year, OLL, with support from the Dominion Foundation, offers a full STEM program for every single grade, culminating with STEM week in May, where students can showcase and share their work.
Chiropractic has been helping golfers deal with low back pain long time now! Back pain is the most common injury that a golfer will experience. The golf swing puts stress onto the spine.
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In 2016, the Euclid Public Library surveyed 1000+ patrons about the library and how we can better serve you and received an impressive forty percent response rate. The questionnaire had a wide-range of questions, including overall satisfaction ratings of library services and offerings, safety, technology, customer service, communication and outreach, facilities, and more.
This summer, join Euclid Public Library as we Build A Better World with this year’s Summer Reading Program! Transform your world through programming geared to build bridges in our community, while fostering a love for reading and prevent summer reading loss. Summer Reading is for the entire family, and everyone has a chance to win prizes!
As we work to achieve our goals, we are fully aware of our upcoming financial challenges proposed by the state budget. In March, Director Armstrong traveled to Columbus with hundreds of other library directors and supporters to urge our local legislators to protect the Public Library Fund (PLF), which currently stands at 1.7%. If our legislators return state funding to Ohio’s public libraries back to 1.66%, collectively libraries stand to lose more than $7.7 million dollars. Public libraries have been providing lifelong learning opportunities to our 8.7 million library card holders for years. Please help us by contacting your local legislator and urge them to Protect the PLF. To learn more about the PLF and how you can support local public libraries, please visit libraryfunding.olc.org
Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. (MCMS) President and CEO Dr. Martina Moore along with Vice President and COO Brian T. Moore received the Business Person(s) of the Year award Thursday, May 4th at the Euclid Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Dinner.
Euclid Brewing Company is hosting a series of monthly presentations entitled “The Elements of Brewing,” each of which will discuss one of the key raw materials used to make beer: Hops, Malt, Yeast, and Water. Craig and Andy Martahus of Haus Malts will explore the second ingredient – Malt – on Thursday, May 11, at 7 p.m. in the tap room.
The exciting new BikeBike Commuting+Touring Forum (https://BIKEBIKE.space), created and hosted by Bike Euclid, took place April 23, 2017. Thank you to the large outpouring of volunteers who showed up to set up and volunteer at the event. Bicyclists, neighbors and friends from Euclid, Collinwood, and throughout the region, learned from and shared with each other their experiences pedaling a bike to work and enjoying a vacation by bike. Euclid’s own Mayor Kirsten H. Gail attended. The event will now be held annually and the website will remain available as a resource.
Euclid Art Association Spring Fine Art Show
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. Campers will be dropped off and picked up daily at the Early Learning Center, located off of Babbitt Road. Camp will run for 11 weeks, this summer. You can sign your camper up for as many as you would like, and there is no weekly commitment! Camp starts on Tuesday May 30, and ends on Friday August 11. Breakfast and lunch provided daily. You can now register your camper on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:30pm-7:00pm at the Early Learning Center. Camp is open to both Euclid Residents and Non-Euclid Residents.
It is with great enthusiasm for what can occur in this city as a whole and how we can best represent the residents in our individual wards that make being the current Ward 5 Councilwoman an honor. This is a different role than when I was twice elected as a Councilperson-at-Large. My current role puts me more in touch with individuals and the specific issues impacting them. Many times a single issue is brought forward by several different residents. This requires not only addressing the individual issue, but in many cases, council members from all wards can then come together to address as a city wide concern or issue.
It is refreshing to work with the many facets of the downtown district redevelopment. It is becoming more pedestrian friendly with shops and restaurants that folks can enjoy. The Lakefront which borders much of Ward 5 is also being actively developed to encourage more waterfront access. We are beginning to see home values slowly rise again. And of course we cannot forget the lovely cranes that are currently on Lakeshore Blvd., a part of development for our future clean water needs. All of these projects must be developed and implemented while assuring fiscal accountability for our city’s future.
We don’t always think of our park spaces as valuable resources. Many days we don’t think about them at all, being so caught up in the small details of everyday life, but they hold many unsuspectingly valuable features that are often completely overlooked. Did you know that your home could be worth more just because it is located close to a park? Did you know that certain plants and trees reduce storm water run-off and can process polluted water before it ever reaches the sewer plant? Did you know that walking in a park can improve your mood and lower your blood pressure? Not only do parks provide us with a leisurely gathering place, but they also contribute to the health and vitality of our communities.
The Theatre Program at Shore Cultural Centre, under the direction of Terrence Spivey, is offering a master class entitled “The World of August Wilson” on Saturday, June 10 from 10:00am – 1:00pm on the stage of Shore Auditorium. This intense study of the acclaimed American playwright (Fences, The Piano Lesson) will be led by Mark Clayton Southers, former artistic director of the August Wilson Center and Founder and Producing Director of Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre Co. Southers, who knew Wilson personally, is considered an expert source on August Wilson and his work. Wilson passed away at the age of 56 in 2005.
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May is water safety month, and our staff here at the Euclid Family YMCA want to make sure you and your family practice safe habits around pool areas. Before letting your children hit the water this summer, remember these few tips to ensure it’s an enjoyable and safe experience.
The Noble Academy Knights Cheerleading Squad, from Noble Academy Cleveland in Euclid, recently competed in the North Coast Cheer Championships held at the IX Center on April 2nd. This was the team’s first local competition.