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Rockabilly Fans Invade Sims Park



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The Summer at Sims Concert Series, presented by the City of Euclid in association with the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, got a little bit country and a lot rock and roll on July 31st. The unique amalgam of influences from both rock and roll and country, known as rockabilly, brought residents out in droves while enjoying the lakefront scenery, food trucks and of course, beer.

Opening for The Moxies, David Loy and Ramrods is a rockabilly group known to play both originals and covers. Described as a blues-based rock and roll fusion, residents were immediately drawn into David Loy’s powerful vocals.

The Moxies’ sound is a unique fusion of rockabilly garage rock with a gritty blues sensibility. The group draws influences from classical artists such as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Etta James and modern artists such as Jack White, Cold War Kids and Cage the Elephant. Because their sound is shaped by decades of rock, the group had toes tapping across generations. Ranging from aggressively energetic to romantically charged even the stoniest cynic could not avoid a smile with The Moxies’ versatile performance.

The remaining date features the following musical talent:

August 28th- Luca Mundaca

Luca Mundaca is the latest in a long line of great Brazilian artists who have gained national and international acclaim. Luca Mundaca is a prime example of Brazilian jazz at its best. Her smooth, sultry voice truly takes you straight to the heart of Brazil.

Luca won the 2008 Independent Music Award in the World Fusion category. In addition to her own album, Luca’s work has been featured in the American movie “End of Watch” (2013), “The Visitor” (2008), ABC TV Show “Mistresses”(2013), the independent movie “Kissing Paris” (2008), and the Brazilian TV show “TiTiTi” a telenovela (2010).

The concert series would not be a success without the participation of local food vendors. Participants to date have included: The Nosh Box, MotorMouth Food Truck, Savannah’s Sweet and Salty Popcorn, 216 Bistro, Chill Pop Shop & Scott’s Fire and Ice.

A portion of the alcohol sales from the events go to support a local non-profit.

If you have any questions about the series, please contact Planning and Urban Design Manager Jim Sonnhalter at 216-289-8147.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:37 PM, 08.05.2014

From the desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik

It is hard to believe that we are already on the backside of summer. Before the weather changes, the kids go back to school and we all start heading indoors, I hope you will make sure to check a few items off your to-do list:

Our last summer concert at Sims Park will be held on Thursday, August 28th beginning at 6pm. The featured musical guest is Luca Mundaca and the food trucks on hand for the evening will be 216 Bistro and MotorMouth. Don’t forget to bring your chair or blanket.

Has your Neighborhood/Condo/Tenant Association applied for Euclid’s $200 grant?  Funds can be used to print and distribute a newsletter, sponsor a block party, beautify the neighborhood, etc. To be eligible, associations must have held at least three activities and/or meetings in 2013. For information on grant applications and guidelines call 216-289-2751.

Our “Caught Being Good”program is in full swing. “Caught Being Good” is a city program which authorizes police officers to hand out coupons donated by local businesses to young people who are “caught” in random acts of kindness, good deeds or positive community activities. Our Police officers are on the lookout for kids wearing bike helmets, helping others, crossing at designated crosswalks, etc. The City of Euclid applauds and appreciates our younger citizens for taking pride in doing their best.

This month at the John Piscitello Service Garage, 25500 Lakeland Blvd. The month of August is Computer Round-Up. Computers and related apparatus can be dropped off at any time. Televisions cannot be accepted!

Community Shred Day is Saturday, August 16th from 9am until Noon.

And, as always, if you are in the neighborhood, please feel free to stop by and visit me at my office.  God Bless and let us all be thankful for what we have.

Mayor Bill Cervenik

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:32 PM, 08.05.2014

Euclid Hunger Center: How Can You Help?


Kicking Off Summer: Members of the Euclid community came out to support the Euclid Hunger Center at Briardale Greens on a beuatiful evening in June. Photo: Kim Fry


The Euclid Hunger Center (EHC) held its Third Annual Kick Off Summer Event in June raising over $5,000 for Center operating expenses. Many thanks to everyone who came out to enjoy the perfect weather, good food, music provided by DJ Haz Matthews and line dancing led by Gigi!

The Center located in Room 17 of Shore Cultural Centre serves more than 650 households each month in a “choice pantry” format. This means that clients can choose the foods they prefer from designated food groups rather than receiving a pre-packaged bag. Clients may receive assistance once a month by providing proof of Euclid residency and proof of family size.

EHC is fortunate to have a part-time manager who works with dedicated group of volunteers to ensure the smooth process for the neighbors who come seeking food assistance. However, the Center needs a few more volunteers, especially someone who can lift up to 40 pounds, has a valid driver’s license and is available to do food pickups on Wednesday mornings beginning at 7:15 a.m. and finishing by 10:30 a.m. Similar volunteer opportunities are available on Tuesdays, but with more flexible hours.

The Center always needs monetary donations. While the food distributed to clients is provided through grants and local food drives, the operating costs for keeping the doors open exceed $40,000 per year. The Center must rely on the generosity of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” to help it remain a valuable resource to those in our community who find themselves in need.

Are you the volunteer we’re looking for? Please contact Grace Wright at euclidhungercenter@gmail.com or call (216) 731-3329.

Want to make a donation? You can do that online at www.euclidhungercenter.com or send a check payable to Euclid Hunger Center, P.O. Box 23446, Euclid, OH 44123. Thank you!

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:33 PM, 08.05.2014

Slovenian Languages Classes

The St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School is beginning its 2014-2015 Slovenian language classes on September 13, 2014

Classes are scheduled on two Saturdays each month from 9:15 to 11:45 a.m. and will continue through May 23, 2015.  Location is at St. Martin de Porres High School (formerly St. Vitus School), 6111 Lausche Avenue, Cleveland.

Three levels are taught –

BEGINNING – New material from Slovenia with emphasis on everyday conversation.  Textbook is up-to-date.

INTERMEDIATE – for students who have some knowledge of the language.  Continuation from the beginning class using a newly published textbook.  Continued conversation

ADVANCED – for those who have a speaking knowledge of Slovenian and would like to have further knowledge in reading and writing.  Lessons include textbook study along with general information about customs and culture of Slovenia.

Tuition is $50.00 per semester.  Textbooks are purchased separately from the instructor.

For information call Lillian at 216.289.7253 or Majda at 440.255.1178 or email Lillian at elcenta@sbcglobal.net.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:30 PM, 08.05.2014

Collinwood Slovenian Home 95th Anniversary

The Collinwood Slovenian Home is hosting a “95th Anniversary Celebration” of the founding of the Hall and Clubroom located at 15810 Holmes Avenue.  Come help us commemorate this event by joining us on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014.

The evening’s festivities include a Reverse Raffle with $2,000 in prizes, Side Boards, a Chinese Auction, and other surprises.

Tickets which include the Main Board Raffle, dinner (prepared by Julie Zalar), an open bar, and musical entertainment for your dancing and listening enjoyment performed by “Who’s Playing”, are $65.00.  Tickets for dinner without a chance on the Main Board Raffle are $25.00.

Doors open at 5:00PM, and dinner is served at 7:00PM.

Contact the Club Room at 216-681-6649 or Mary Podlogar at 216-486-6424 for more information.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:29 PM, 08.05.2014

August is National Immunization Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month is a reminder that we all need vaccines throughout our lives. Defend your child against 14 serious childhood diseases, like measles and whooping cough with the safe, proven protection of vaccines. Giving him all the recommended immunizations by age 2 is the best way to protect him.

When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk and can spread diseases to others in their school and community – including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated, and people with weakened immune systems due to cancer or other health conditions.

To celebrate the importance of immunizations throughout life – and make sure children are protected with all the vaccines they need – the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is joining with partners nationwide in recognizing August as National Immunization Awareness Month.

Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC’s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children’s health – and that of classmates and the community,” said Cindy Modie of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. “If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to check with your doctor to find out what vaccines your child needs.”

Learn about the vaccines your baby needs from a reliable source. CDC’s vaccine website for parents explains the diseases vaccines prevent, immunization schedule, possible side effects, how to comfort your baby during vaccine visits, and more.

www.cd.gov/vaccines/parents/index.html  or www. CCBH.net

Call 216-201-2041 for an appointment Monday through Friday at the immunization clinics at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:29 PM, 08.05.2014

Hospice of the Western Reserve Lauded for Promoting Health Care Environmental Sustainability


David Simpson Hospice House


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Hospice of the Western Reserve recently became the first hospice organization in the United States to earn two national health care environmental awards from Practice Greenhealth, a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting environmental stewardship and best practices in the health care community. 

 The awards were presented in Cleveland at CleanMed 2014, a leading national environmental conference for health care sustainability. Other award winners include Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, the Mayo Clinic and Johns Hopkins.

“Hospice of the Western Reserve is committed to sustainable practices and environmental stewardship - not only at our two in-patient care centers - but throughout the agency,” said Bill Finn, chief executive officer. “Environmental stewardship, economic vitality and social responsibility align with our mission of providing the best quality of life for our patients and leaving a positive legacy for future generations.”

“We have worked hard to develop programs and practices that protect the environment and the health of our patients, staff and community,” added Kathleen Gatto, director of support services, who heads up the agency’s ‘green team.’  It’s rewarding to see our efforts recognized on a national level.”

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:27 PM, 08.05.2014

2013 Cleveland Water Quality Report



Water quality is essential to all of us – and the quality of our water affects the quality of our lives. Cleveland Division of Water is committed to providing its customers safe, high-quality drinking water.

That is why the division maintains a rigorous quality control program and continues to invest substantial financial resources to improve our water treatment facilities and distribution system. Our water is constantly monitored and tested. The water produced and delivered by Cleveland Water far exceeds the most stringent water quality standards currently mandated by federal and state water regulations, and last year was no exception.

Cleveland Water has continued to significantly enhance the quality of life by meeting the growing need for safe, clean water in the communities we serve. Therefore, we present you with the division’s Annual Water Quality Report for 2013. This report provides an overview of the division’s water quality during the past year. It shows the source of your water, how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies, and how your water is treated and tested.  

Additional copies can be requested by calling 216-664-2639 or by viewing and downloading it at www.clevelandwater.com.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:30 PM, 08.05.2014

Tooth Tips

Don’t miss out because of missing teeth! Around the age of 6, as a natural part of growing, we start to lose our baby teeth to make space for “permanent teeth.” These teeth grow in and are expected to last the rest of our lives. Occasionally, new teeth don’t form; get knocked out; or need to be removed because of dental problems.  Empty spaces in our mouth aren’t good. They can make it uncomfortable to smile (affecting our self-esteem),  make it difficult to eat (impacting our health), and change the bite by causing teeth to shift. These spaces can cause tooth decay, bone loss and TMJ pain.  Left untreated, it can be devastating.
There are three primary ways to fix the spaces from missing teeth:  

Dental Implant

An artificial “root” (made of titanium) is surgically implanted in the jaw, and then covered with a crown. This is an optimal solution because it’s like having natural teeth. Implants are intended to be permanent, look natural and are practically undetectable in appearance. They are more comfortable than removable dental appliances and make chewing easy. Furthermore, they reduce the need to do restorative work on the adjacent teeth.  

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:27 PM, 08.05.2014

Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project and Waterloo Alley Cat Project Present “TEN LIVES: A Feral Cat Odyssey”



On Wednesday, August 20, 2014, Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project and Waterloo Alley Cat Project have teamed-up to present the new documentary “TEN LIVES: A Feral Cat Odyssey” at the Euclid Public Library, 631 East 222nd Street, Euclid, OH. The movie, supported by Friends of Animals (FoA), the Summerlee Foundation and ASPCA, reveals the lives of feral cats and the growing number of people and organizations working to not only humanely make their lives better, but reduce their numbers through the proven method known as trap, neuter and return TNR.  A question and answer session will follow after the movie. This workshop is FREE to the public. Times for the event are 5:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Representatives from the Cleveland Animal Protective League and Petfix of NE Ohio will also be present.

The Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project and The Waterloo Alley Cat Project are two North Collinwood neighborhood volunteer organizations in Cleveland that have implemented the trap-neuter/spay-return method to reduce the number of homeless cats and kittens. After five years, the two Projects combined have spayed and neutered over a thousand cats and have garnered the support of municipal officials, residents and local businesses. Debbie Gulyas, business owner and Waterloo Alley Cat Project volunteer remarked, “Our two organizations have saved the lives of many cats and, now through teamwork, our mission is to improve and protect the lives of even more cats as well as the quality of life in our neighborhood by sharing our knowledge with people who would also like to help their community as well as the cats."  

In neighborhoods throughout the U.S., trap-neuter/spay-return programs (TNR) have proven to be effective in humanely managing feral and stray cats while at the same time reducing their population. With TNR the cats are trapped, spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies, left ear-tipped (the universal sign that a cat is fixed) and, if feral, returned to their original territory. A trained caretaker then provides food and shelter, and watches for newcomers.  

People who are interested in volunteering to help cats can visit each group’s websites: www.ebfcp.org or www.waterlooalleycatproject.org. Please make a tax-deductible donation to Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project, and mail it to Euclid Beach Feral Cat Project, P.O. Box 19203, Cleveland, OH 44119. All donations shared.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:26 PM, 08.05.2014

Cleveland Clinic Conducts Concussion Testing at EHS



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The Cleveland Clinic was at EHS today conducting what they refer to as C3. The C3 program was designed by the Cleveland Clinic to obtain baseline data on athletes to help better diagnose concussions. Euclid High School's Athletic Trainer, Carrie Stephens helped organize today's testing. Student athletes began by filling out a general survey, then taking cognitive, balance, and vision tests. 

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:22 PM, 08.05.2014

Supply List: Grades K-5

 

PLEASE

LABEL ALL SUPPLIES!

Please purchase the suggested brands. Some of the other brands do not last as long or work as well.

   

GRADE 1

Backpack – no wheels

1

Plastic Supply Box – 5x8

1

2-Pocket Folders with Prongs (1-red, 1-yellow, 1-blue)

3

Plastic Folder

1

Crayola Crayons (24 count)

3


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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:22 PM, 08.05.2014

Forest Park Middle School Supply List

6th Grade 

  • Blue or black ink pens
  • 2- composition notebooks
  • 1 - binder to organize folders
  • Crayons or colored pencils
  • Markers
  • 100ct. #2 Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • 8 – two pocket folders
  • Lined notebook paper
  • 2- boxes of tissue
  • Hand sanitizer
  • 2 - one subject notebooks
  • 1 – pencil pouch or box
  • 2 – combination locks (from FP Bookstore)
  • Ear buds or headphones

 

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:22 PM, 08.05.2014

Central Middle School Supply

CENTRAL MIDDLE SCHOOL- School Supplies List

6th Grade

1 Trapper Keeper or similar notebook

1 package of crayons- 16 pack or more

1 package of thin markers

3 glue sticks

1 pair of scissors – pointed tip

1 ruler – standard and metric

5 packages of #2 pencils

 

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:22 PM, 08.05.2014

Our Lady of the Lake School Growing in New Ways!


New technology is just one of the exciting changes at Our Lady of the Lake School
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I am very happy to be sharing some new and exciting information about our coming school year here at Our Lady of the Lake.   With recent renovations completed and the smell of fresh paint still in the air, the team is working hard to finish schedules and wrap up other exciting new changes before the students return.  From technology to enrichment to staff, there’s so much that’s new!

Our Lady of the Lake School has a strong commitment to technology, with an impressive array of iPads for students, a cutting edge iMac computer lab and smart boards in every classroom.  The addition of Chromebooks and Distance Learning technology is a natural step, but it also opens up exciting new opportunities. The capacity to cross platforms and to explore the powerful learning tools provided by Google Education not only means new devices for students to work with, but whole new teaching strategies in the classrooms.

Here is a quote from one of our 5th grade teachers:  “We are really excited and have decided to set up our curriculum, and break down our units by introducing different apps.  The culminating activity would be a project using the new app, while incorporating core subject material.  Some of the apps are Prezi, Pages, iMovie, Movie Maker and so on.  Blogging is also a large part of the curriculum so we have set up "KidBlog" for both 5th grades.”  We are very proud of our enthusiastic and inventive staff! 

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:19 PM, 08.05.2014

Ss. Robert & William Catholic School Celebrates the 2014-15 School Year


Mrs. Martha Dodd, Principal of Student Success at SRW Catholic School

In a few, short weeks, school will commence and students will begin to fill the classrooms.  There is always an air of excitement when returning from a summer’s vacation – the thought of reconnecting with friends, and students who are sporting new book bags and shoes, signal a fresh start to a new academic year.

As Ss. Robert & William Catholic School opens and welcomes their students, they will also be celebrating a new beginning with the partnership of St. John of the Cross School.  Principal, Mrs. Martha Dodd, from SJOC School, has joined the academic team on the SRW campus located at 351 East 260th St. in Euclid.  A number of her faculty and staff have also found a new home there.

"It is my privilege to join the leadership team of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School,” states Dodd.  She continues, “I am impressed by the dedication of the faculty and staff to provide every student with a 21st century school experience rooted in the traditions of the Catholic faith.  In my role as Principal for Student Success, I will work collaboratively with Ms. Cosgriff, to foster a school culture based on the foundation of respect between and among the faculty, staff, students, and families."

With this type of dedication to the students of SRW Catholic School, the school year is surely headed in the right direction.  It will be a positive – and comforting moment - for students to be greeted by warm, familiar faces.  Soon, summer - and the anxieties of a new school year - will be just distant memories.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:11 PM, 08.05.2014

Enjoy Summer Fun at International Family Festival at Ss. Robert and William

Ss. Robert and William parishioners are rolling 4,000 pierogis, scheduling bands, building games, gathering prizes and finalizing plans for the fourth annual International Family Festival, August 14-17 at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church on E. 260 Street.

“We are preparing a banquet for our festival guests - homemade pierogi, steamed clams, Italian sausage, unique ethnic foods, grilled favorites, homemade bakery and all the favorites people look forward to at summer festivals,” said Father John Betters, pastor at Ss. Robert and William Catholic Church.

On the menu: A wide variety of festival and ethnic favorites are being prepared, including handmade pierogi made by a team of SRW parishioners. Also, hot from the grill: sizzling BBQ ribs, BBQ and baked chicken, Raddell’s Sausage, brats, walking tacos, hamburgers and hot dogs. Additional homemade ethnic favorites like cabbage and noodles, as well as Italian favorites such as cavatelli, sausage sandwiches, chicken parmesan and meatball sandwiches. Loaded gyro (regular or chicken) and fresh onion rings from Freshly’s of Willoughby and steamed clams, homemade lemon shake-ups, domestic beer, Cleveland’s own Great Lakes Beer products and cold pop. 

Plenty of sweets will be served too: cotton candy, root beer floats, ice cream cones, sundaes, fruit cups, and freshly popped kettle corn made by Savannah’s Sweet and Salty Kettle Corn. Homemade bakery, lovingly prepared by SRW Seniors, will be sold in the new air-conditioned Oktoberfest area. 

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:18 PM, 08.05.2014

Vacation Bible School


The week concluded with an Intergenerational Luncheon which included the SRW Senior Group and the grandparents of VBS students. 


During the week of July 21-25th, Ss. Robert & William Parish entertained approximately 80 students in their Vacation Bible School Program. The week concluded with an Intergenerational Luncheon, which included the SRW Senior Group and the grandparents of VBS students.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 2:11 PM, 08.05.2014

New Day Positions Students For Success

New Day Academy is enrolling now for students K thru 10. New Day’s approach to preparing young people for success includes a rigorous academic program, character development and a supportive learning environment. New Day Academy students are provided a college-prep curriculum and leadership training in a safe environment. Our well-rounded curriculum prepares students for college or career and our caring educators are committed to seeing students achieve. Call 216.849.0974 if you want to ensure that your student is positioned to succeed. Call New Day Academy, where we believe every child deserves a world class school, to ENROLL TODAY.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:48 PM, 08.05.2014

New Day Academy Handed Out Ice Cream, Fun

Ice cream here. Get your free ice cream here!

New Day Academy provided free ice cream to youth who attended an Ice Cream Social in June. The event, which included several fun activities and games, brought awareness to all the great things going on at New Day Academy. New Day Academy’s cheerleaders were also on-hand to show some school spirit and all participants were given goodie bags.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:48 PM, 08.05.2014

Youth Academy Provides Tools For Success To Leaders

New Day Academy’s Youth Academy combined educational workshops and fun activities for area youth during a two-week summer leadership program in July.

The two-week program was designed to provide youth with the tools that they need to be successful. It engaged the minds of 6th, 7th and 8th grade students from New Day and other area schools. They participated in fun, interactive workshops, such as social media etiquette, airbrushing, bullying, personal hygiene, storytelling, financial literacy, hip hop dance and leadership development.

Our Real Talk sessions gave students a chance to talk about violence, self-esteem and decision making.  The students were able to make new friends, develop team-building skills and apply what they learned through artistic presentations. Students who successfully completed the camp, attended a skating party at the Pla-Mor.

Congratulations to all of the Youth Academy participants.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:48 PM, 08.05.2014

Slovenian Workman Home More Than Just a Great Fish Fry

The Slovenian Workman's Home on Waterloo has a great fish fry every Friday, but sometimes  I'm not in the mood for a fish dinner. I stopped in at the Home on a recent Friday and was very pleased to see that there were many other options on the menu. My friend had the pork chops with home fries and I had goulash and polenta. I am very picky about restaurant food. I worked in restaurants for many years, and I realize I am not easy to wait on. The food and the service was amazing. The two large pork chops were cooked perfectly, were very moist on the inside, and melted in your mouth. The home fries tasted like Sunday dinner at my mom's house. The goulash and polenta was simply magical. We also both had double coleslaw's, and I don't know how they do it, it's just the best coleslaw I've ever had.

The home is located at 15335 Waterloo Rd., there is plenty of parking. The construction on Waterloo is almost complete and should not deter you from stopping in on Fridays for dinner. Dinner is served from 3 to 8 PM. The prices are very reasonable, and the price for the beverages at the bar is even more reasonable. There is occasionally live polka music. I was lucky enough to hear Patti C and the Guys. Sometimes the Fairport Jammers are playing. Treat yourself. Stop in at the Slovenian workman home for dinner. Be sure to try a homemade strudel for dessert.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:44 PM, 08.05.2014

It's "Back-To-School" at Shore Cultural Centre


Learning about glazing in Shore Cultural Centre's ceramic studio. For info about classes and events, visit www.shoreculturalcentre.com. 


Shore Cultural Centre is getting ready for “Back-to-School” by planning an exciting season of class offerings, and working on their new fall catalog. As is typical at Shore, there will be something of interest for all ages, with class selections from music to dance, visual arts to fitness. Young ones can have fun while learning about music in Rhonda Harrell’s classes “Sticks” for age 6 and up, “Tiny Tot Musicians” ages 1 to 3 with a parent or guardian, or “Tiny Musicians” ages 4 and 5. Learn postures and breathing techniques in yoga classes for teens and adults taught by Maria D’Amico. Work towards flexibility and strength in a Pilates class offered by Michelle Stachnick. New to Shore this fall will be Angela Miloro-Hansen, an Ohio Community Theater Association award winning director, teaching two theater classes. Youth can learn about acting in “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” for homeschoolers age 8 to 17, or for the holidays “A Charlie Brown Christmas” ages 8 to 15. Teens can hone their dance skills in Tom Evert's "Teen Modern Dance Technique and Repertory". Other intriguing classes in the mix include Karaoke Fun!, Cartooning, Wearable Art, Creative Movement, Traditional West African Dance, Chicago Stepping, Zumba, and Body Sculpting. In addition to these opportunities, many Shore tenants offer classes in arts and fitness, which include music, theater, dance, visual art, yoga, and Aikido. The scope of all that is offered at Shore Cultural Centre is extensive, more information can be found on the website www.shoreculturalcentre.com or by calling 216-728-8578. Shore Cultural Centre is located at 291 E. 222nd Street (close to Lake Shore Blvd.) in Euclid.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:47 PM, 08.05.2014

SNAP



What is the SNAP program? It is a Supplemental Nutritional Assistant Program, the same as Food Stamps.

SNAP is responsive to changes in need, providing needed food assistance as families fall into economic hardship and then transitioning away as their financial situation stabilizes. The average length of time a new participant stays on the program is 8 to 10 months.

SNAP participation historically follows unemployment with a slight lag.  SNAP participation grew during the recession, responding quickly and effectively to increased need.  As the number of unemployed people increased by 94% from 2007 to 2011, SNAP responded with a 70% increase in participating over the same period.

As the economy recovers and people go back to work, SNAP participation and program costs, too, can be expected to decline.  Unemployment has begun to slowly fall, and SNAP participation growth has flattened   The congressional Budget Office projects SNAP participation to begin declining in 2015, with both unemployment and SNAP participation returning to near pre-recession levels by 2022.

SNAP benefits don’t last most participants the whole month, 90% of SNAP benefits are redeemed by the third week of the month, and 58% of food bank clients currently receiving SNAP benefits turn to food banks for assistance at least 6 months out of the year.

The average monthly SNAP benefit per person is $133.85, or less than $1.50 per person, per meal.

POVERTY & FOOD INSECURITY IN THE FOOD BANK’S SERVICE AREA - One of six residents (16.5%) lived in poverty.  One in four children (25.3%) lived in poverty.  More than one in three residents (650,000 residents, or 35.5%) lived below 200% of poverty, qualifying them for emergency food assistance programs.  Nearly half of children (195,000 children, or 47%) lived below 200% poverty. Thats why Cleveland Food Bank understand that people are going through hard times, and is helping people through Benefits Outreach Counselors in the community as well in the help center at the Cleveland Food Bank for people to apply for SNAP.  Please call us at 216-738-2067 or visit our Web site.  www.clevelandfoodbank.org for more information. 

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:47 PM, 08.05.2014

Green Isn’t Always Good Be Wise When You Fertilize


Be wise when you fertilize

If you fertilize your lawn, practice the 4 Rs of Fertilization:

1. Right Type. Have your soil tested to determine fertilizer needs and choose a slow-release fertilizer.  Best Management Practice:Use phosphate-free organic fertilizer.

2. Right RateSoil test results will supply you with the appropriate fertilizer rate.  Do not exceed the recommended rate and never apply more than 1.5 pounds of nitrogen per 1,000 square feet.  Best Management Practice: Use mulching blades on your mower and leave the grass clippings on the lawn.

3. Right Time. September is the best time to fertilize lawns when cool season grasses are actively growing.  Best Management Practice: Never apply fertilizer when rain and wind are in the forecast.

4. Right Place.  Proper fertilization techniques save money and protect waterways and wildlife.  Avoid fertilizing near streams, ditches, hard surfaces, and slopes.  Best Management Practice: Incorporate native plantings near streams, ditches, and slopes to better intercept pollutants before they enter waterways.

To learn more contact: Claire Posius, Euclid Creek Watershed Coordinator at 216-524-6580, ext. 16, cposius@cuyahogaswcd.org; www.EuclidCreekWatershed.org; www.cuyahogaswcd.org

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:44 PM, 08.05.2014

Ask an Officer



Question: My ex-fiancé kicked me out of the house we rent, but all my belonging like furniture and family jewelry are still in the home.  He changed the locks and won’t answer my calls.  I ‘m worried because only his name is on the lease.  These are my things and I think he has no right to keep them from me.  Can the police help me get my belongings back?

Answer from Detective Brian Collins:  This question or type of problem is more common than you think for the Euclid Police Department, so do not be afraid to call us.  When someone has belongings in a residence where they no longer have access, or where there is no longer a cordial relationship with the resident, we advise that person to call police for assistance.  As a department we offer what we refer to as an “assist with belongings.”  This consists of an officer or two accompanying you to the location of your belongings and supervising the safe and peaceful recovery of your things. 

There are a few things to be aware of when calling police for assistance in this manner.  The officers can only be assigned to assist you if no other higher priority call is pending.  We certainly must tend to those in danger or with more pressing issues before assisting with civil property disputes, so please be patient.  You should also come prepared to transport your belongings and bring the needed transportation and people to help.  If you are there to pick up a couch and bed, please bring a truck or van to accommodate the transport of your things and people to help you move them.  We generally will allow you 10-20 minutes to gather your things while we stand by, but in most circumstances we can’t stay much longer.  This can be frustrating I know, but we have several other jobs and obligations that warrant our attention throughout our shift.  If we can accommodate a longer period of time we will but plan accordingly for a 20 minute time frame.  

It is important to realize that as a police department our goal and intentions are simply to keep the peace.  Unfortunately, we wield no power when it comes to civil disputes over property, and in many cases have to defer our citizens to seek civil legal action.  That means that we cannot force your ex, or former spouse for example, to give you the items you desire that are locked in their home.  We are simply a third party to ensure the encounter is safe and peaceful.  In a case were the home owner or lease holder refuses your request to obtain your property, you will have to file a civil suit at the Euclid Municipal Court.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 1:43 PM, 08.05.2014

Euclid Baseball Repeats as LEL Champs



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The Euclid Baseball Team delivered Head Coach Brian Leroy and his Staff, thier  second straight Lake Erie League Championship. Overall, they were 15-9 and 11-1 in the LEL. Seniors that will really be missed next Season are: Cam Fuller; Sean Ott; Keandre Tidmore; Sean Stanko; Kelly Picket; Jordan Wheeler; and Larry Hopgood.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:14 PM, 07.17.2014

Bands Rock the Stage at the Summer at Sims Concert Series


Lorine Chia is best known for her complex voice and emotionally charged lyrics.
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The Summer at Sims Concert Series, presented by the City of Euclid, in association with the Beachland Ballroom and Tavern, has enjoyed tremendous success to date. Area residents came out in droves to enjoy the music, lakefront scenery, beer and food. With two dates remaining, the summer is just heating up.

Chardon Polka Band kicked off the series in May. The group is certainly not your average polka band. Chardon Polka breathed new life and energy to this traditional music while residents sang and tapped along whilst enjoying the good food and cold suds.

In June, Lorine Chia headlined the event. Born in Banso, Cameroon, Lorine Chia was destined to perform. Lorine is best known for her complex voice (generally compared to Amy Winehouse/Lauryn Hill/Jill Scott) and bass-centric jams whose subject matter deals with managing insecurities and spreading love in the community. Attendees sang along and danced with Ms. Chia on stage while enjoying the food and beer as the sun went down behind the crowd.

The remaining dates feature the following musical talent:

Continued.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:05 PM, 07.17.2014

Piotrkowski & Roth Engagement



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After the June 26th Lorine Chia concert event, a local couple got engaged on Sims Park Fishing Pier and the entire event was captured by City of Euclid staff unbeknowst to the lovebirds. A family member close to the couple informed city staff of the impending proposal just minutes before it was to occur. City staff sprinted down the hill, arriving just in time to capture the moment a series of breathtaking photohraphs.

Sincerest congratulations to Bob Piotrkowski and Justine Roth on your recent engagment! 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:14 PM, 07.17.2014

From the desk of Mayor Bill Cervenik

Dear Friends:  

Summer is my favorite time of the year.  It is a season of enjoying warm weather, beautiful flowers, fresh fruit and chats with our neighbors. After our long harsh winter, it feels great to be 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, presented by the Euclid Shade Tree Commission, is an event you will not want to miss. The Twilight Tour, on Saturday July 19th from 6pm-10pm, features superb gardens with lighting carefully integrated into the landscaping. The day tour is on Sunday, July, 20th from 1pm-6pm.  Prices for the event are $5.00 for the self-guided tour. Tickets can be purchased at Euclid City Hall, Briardale Greens Golf Course, Shore Cultural Centre or Lakeshore Coffee House. For more information call 216-289-8598 or go to www.cityofeuclid.com

Summertime means baseball and for those who enjoy the game, The Continental Cup will be held in Memorial Park on July 3rd - 5th.  In this tournament the participating youth athletes have a chance to play competitive baseball against some of the top teams from across the United States and around the world. Another exciting youth baseball tournament with national and international competition is The Continental Amateur Baseball Association (CABA) which will be held in Memorial Park July 17th – 25th.

Don’t forget our monthly Music & Munchies summer concert will be held on Thursday, July 31st at 6pm in Sims Park. Bring your blanket or lawn chair. The featured food trucks on hand will be Nosh Box and MotorMouth.

The season comes and goes quickly.  Take time to relax and enjoy the simple beauty of nature.

Mayor Bill Cervenik  

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:12 PM, 07.17.2014

Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. CEU & RCH Workshops

Basic Motivational Interviewing (3.0 Hours)

July 18, 2014 (Friday)

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost $45.00

This workshop teaches the concepts of Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Transtheoretical Model of Change, their relationship to each other, and their usefulness in Clinical practice. This training is for practicing counselors and other professionals in substance abuse treatment settings and mental health counselors. This experiential workshop gives participants an opportunity to work with Stages of Change and apply motivational strategies. The hands-on approach helps participants put the material into use with clients.  

Advanced Motivational Interviewing (3.0 Hours)

August 1, 2014 (Friday) 

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $45.00 

This workshop will focus on the advanced fundamentals of Motivational Interviewing including: Screening tools for measuring the clients' level of motivation, interventions to assist with helping clients to move through the stages of change, how to illicit change talk with a client, and how to help clients sustain change talk.      

All workshops are presented at our main campus located at 22639 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, Ohio 44117.  
Please call our Professional Development Department at (216) 486-1900 to register or for more information. 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:10 PM, 07.17.2014

Ss. Robert & William Rummage Sale


Like-new computer desks for sale at the Ss. Robert and William Catholic Parish Rummage Sale

If you enjoy an adventure in shopping, stop by the annual Rummage Sale on Friday, July 18, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, July 19, from 9:00a.m. – Noon. 

This year’s sale, which is held in the school gym, is bigger than ever, offering you a huge choice of computer/office desks, furniture, clean clothing, linens, household items, and so much more.  On Saturday you will even have the opportunity to buy a bag of goods for a mere $2.00.  Don’t miss this opportunity to hunt for that specialty item that could be a real treasure to you.

Another annual event that is being held at the Parish is the free, fresh Produce Giveaway.  The remaining dates of distribution are Monday, July 28th and August 25th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m., in the church parking lot.

The Parish has once again teamed up with The Greater Cleveland Foodbank, Euclid Hospital, The Euclid Hunger Center and local Boy Scouts to make this distribution possible.  Items such as crisp cabbage, celery, sweet watermelon, and potatoes were just a portion of last month’s distribution.

Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish is located at 367 East 260th Street, Euclid.  For additional information on either event, please call the Parish Office at 216.731.1515.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:06 PM, 07.17.2014

Euclid Safety Town



Euclid Safety Town will be presented from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 4 though 8 at Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd Street.
The program is being presented by The Euclid Police Department and Police Athletic League for children entering kindergarten in the fall.
Participants will learn skills pertaining to crossing the street and more in Safety Town set up in the north parking lot of the Fordyce Building next to the library. 
All participants will receive a T-shirt and a diploma compliments of the Euclid PAL program.
Other programs to be taught include identifying poisons, animal safety, “Eddie Eagle” gun safety,” stranger danger, fire safety, 9-1-1 emergency calls, water safety and school bus safety.
Cost of the program is $10.
For more details and applications, call Ed Bonchak, Euclid Police Community Policing Education Specialist, at (216) 289-2700, Ext. 3667.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 07.17.2014

Legally Speaking® Landlord's Legal Duty

The legal duty a landlord owes to persons on the landlord’s property depends upon whether that person’s status is that of a guest, invitee, licensee, or merely a trespasser.

Guests are persons invited by the owner.  Invitees are those who rightfully enter upon the property by invitation, for some purpose which is of benefit to the owner, such as a repair person, or meter reader.  Licensees include those persons who enter the premises with the owner’s permission for purposes beneficial to the licensee, and not the owner.  A door-to-door salesperson may be a licensee.

By contrast to all others, a trespasser is one who enters onto or into property without invitation consent, or permission, purely for his or her own purposes, benefit, or convenience.  For example – a thief!

While landlords owe no duty to guests, invitees, licensees, or even to trespassers, except to avoid willful and wanton conduct that is likely to injure them, all classes of visitors to property  are owed the exercise of ordinary care to protect them by maintaining the premises in a clean and safe condition.  Municipal Building and Housing codes are used to enforce such duties by owners, as well as by tenants.

The basic laws of premises liability, recently stated  by the Ohio Supreme Court, held: “...[a] landlord owes the same duties to persons lawfully on the leased premises as the landlord owes to the tenant.”  This is a good rule to remember, and to observe, in order to minimize risk and liability.

Consult experienced legal Counsel for advice regarding the laws of premises liability.

"WHERE EXPERIENCE COUNTS, COUNT ON MY EXPERIENCE"

J. NORMAN STARK

ATTORNEY, ARCHITECT EMERITUS (Ohio) A.I.A., N.C.A.R.B.

1109 Carnegie Avenue (2nd Flr.)  Cleveland, Ohio 44115

(216) 531-5310 Ext.7100

Email: Normstark@aol.com

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:10 PM, 07.17.2014

Free Meals for Children

Euclid City Schools offers free meals (breakfast and lunch) for children under 18. See locations and times below:

Euclid High School

LaParade Early Learning & Training Center

E-Room

25000 Euclid Ave., West Annex, Suite 205

711 East 222nd St.

Euclid, OH  44117-2644

Euclid, OH  44123-2033

Paris Rice-Sanders/216-731-8433

George Ule/216-797-6210

June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014

June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Breakfast:  8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(No Meals Served - Jul. 28 - Aug. 1)

     

Arbor Elementary School

Shore Cultural Centre (New School Project)

20400 Arbor Ave.

291 East 222nd St.

Euclid, OH  44119-3160

Euclid, OH  44123-3321

George Ule/216-797-6210

Cami Marie Foster/216-217-1634

June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014

June 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Breakfast:  7:45 - 8:00 a.m.

Breakfast: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Lunch: 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

   

Ready, Set, Grow at

Victory Camp at

Boulevard Presbyterian Church

Euclid Square Mall

24600 Lakeshore Blvd.

120 Euclid Square Mall

Euclid, OH  44132-1213

Euclid, OH  44132-2814

Mr. Iran Doss/216-289-4774

Pastor Mike Peterson/216-203-6649

June 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014

Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast: 9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

Lunch: 11:00 a.m. - noon

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

(Mon-Thur. Only)

(Sites will be closed on Friday, July 4th)

   

Euclid Sports Plant

Free meals for children 18 years of age and under.

20001 Euclid Ave., Ste. 5

Food must be consumed on site.

Euclid, OH  44117-1480

Stacey Minnillo/216-404-0130

Ohio Summer Food Service Program:

June 9, 2014 - August 8, 2014

1-800-481-6885

Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 

Lunch:  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 07.17.2014

Euclid City Schools' Early Learning Center Earns Highest Rating From State



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In recognition of a commitment to quality and an ongoing dedication to the learning and development of children, Euclid City Schools’ Early Learning Center has received a Five-Star Step Up To Quality Award from the State of Ohio.  

Step Up To Quality is Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Participating programs can earn a one to five star rating. 

In addition to meeting all standards of a four-star rating, programs with five stars may also:

  • Have lower staff/child ratios.
  • Use child assessment results to plan activities that best support learning and development goals for each child.
  • Share assessment results and create goals for children.
  • Develop plans to support children as they transition to a new classroom or educational setting.
  • Work with other organizations or businesses within the community to support children and their families.
  • Have an active and organized parent volunteer group.
  • Use input from families and community partners’ inform the program’s continuous improvement process.
  • Have accreditation by an approved organization. 

“The Early Learning Center is proud to be a five-star program,” said Rasheeda Hoston, director of the Early Learning Center. We know that children have approximately 1,892 days from birth until school starts, and every day matters. It is important to us that children develop their self-confidence, social and emotional skills, and a love of learning.

Research confirms that the first five years of a child’s life has a direct impact on how children develop emotional well-being, in addition to, learning and social skills.  For these reasons, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services and the Ohio Department of Education are committed to improving early childhood opportunities for all children in the state. 

To learn more, visit www.earlychildhoodohio.org or www.euclidschools.org. 

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Volume 5, Issue 6, Posted 2:08 PM, 07.17.2014