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Message from the Mayor

So often today, the media reports on the negative things happening in our communities.  In a recent social media site, a resident shared her favorite things about Euclid and asked members to weigh in with their “favorite things.”  The positive responses ranged from reviews of specific restaurants and stores to more general services, programs and places.  After the tragic incidents that took place at Sims Park, it was wonderful to see how residents were focused on the strengths of our community. 

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Walk to Remember Raises Nearly $200,000 for Hospice of the Western Reserve Patients, Families

During opening ceremonies, Leon Bibb expressed gratitude for his mother's care and read a poem he wrote in her memory.

Community spirit, dedicated workers and volunteers, and Mother Nature each had a part in making Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Walk to Remember 2016 a huge success. Sponsored by FirstMerit Bank, the annual fundraiser drew more than 2,400 walkers to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on June 12 to celebrate the memory of their loved ones. More than $200,000 was raised to help fund special programs and services provided by the nonprofit organization.

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Day with a Friend

Euclid Creek flows north through 12 communities and nearby Euclid and Collinwood.  The stream makes its way to meet Lake Erie at Wildwood Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks. If it only could speak, the Creek could tell of its ancestors who were here when the area was covered by mile-high glaciers. An old and familiar landmark, so a group of 80 decided to get to spend a day getting to make a fresh acquaintance

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Euclid Public Library Trustee Benjamin Chinni Receives Ohio Library Council Trustee Award of Achievement

EPL Trustee Benjamin Chinni

The Ohio Library Council, the statewide professional association which represents the interests of Ohio’s public libraries, will honor long-time Euclid Public Library Board Trustee Mr. Benjamin Chinni with the 2016 Trustee Award of Achievement at this year’s OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon on Wednesday, September 28, 2016, at the Kalahari Resort. Mr. Chinni will be honored for his more than 21 years of service and commitment to the Euclid Public Library.

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What do a lamp, an MRI machine, a cockpit and a tank have in common?

Many of us have flown in an airplane or had an MRI. Little did we know that many of the parts on planes and in medical equipment are sandblasted, washed, primed, painted, coated and sealed in Euclid, Ohio, at Painting Technology, Inc., 21641 Tungsten Road. The business passed to President Mary Lou Ambrose in 1990 as part of a divorce settlement. It still is owned by her and will pass to her daughter, Vice President Denise DeGaetano.

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Public Libraries in Cuyahoga County Raise Dialogue About Social Change

As communities grapple with the social implications of the shootings in Orlando, Baton Rouge, Minnesota, and Dallas in the past month, libraries across the United States are stepping up to offer resources and support. Issues of race, prejudice, inequity, and violence are challenging topics, but they must be addressed in open, safe and productive conversations if we wish to move forward as a nation. As President Obama stated in his July 12 speech in Dallas, “…if we cannot even talk about these things, if we cannot talk honestly and openly, not just in the comfort of our own circles, but with those who look different than us or bring a different perspective, then we will never break this dangerous cycle.”

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Celebrate National Library Card Sign Up Month

This September, the Euclid Public Library is teaming up with eight other local library systems to encourage every child under 18, to sign up for a free library card or get rid of fines that may stop them from checking out their favorite items. The initiative, called A Card for Every Kid will take place September 1-30 to coincide with National Library Card Sign Up Month. It is a cooperative effort among the library systems to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens. The initiative also seeks to gain a better understanding of the roadblocks that keep some children and teens from owning a library card.

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Crown the Klobasa King at the 13th Slovenian Sausage Festival, Wednesday, September 14, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland

Button accordion jam sessions are an entertaining feature at the 13th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, on Wednesday, September 14, 2016.

The party starts when the sausages come out at the 13th Annual Slovenian Sausage Fest, hosted by Euclid's National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum, Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio.  Cast your vote for the Top Klobasa from several sausage-makers. Dance to your favorite polka bands with seven hours of music, from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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Five-Year Cancer Survivor from Eucild Celebrates Life with more than 140 Fellow Survivors from Across the Country

Five-year cancer survivor, Coleen Harris, stands alongside her commemorative tree, which symbolizes her strength and resilience. Harris stands with Interim President, Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) Hospital Operations, Anne Meisner. Harris' name, along with all of the one hundred and forty four 2016 five-year celebrants, is prominently displayed on an engraved gold leaf on one of the four “Trees of Life” located within the hospital.

Coleen Harris, a breast cancer survivor from Eucild, Ohio, joined more than 140 five-year cancer survivors on Friday, June 10, 2016, for Celebrate Life®, an annual day of empowerment and celebration conceived by Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) at Midwestern Regional Medical Center (Midwestern). This was the 28th year that CTCA® at Midwestern has held Celebrate Life, and a record number of patients and caregivers participated to mark the occasion.

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City of Euclid Installs a Shared Bike Path on Lakeshore Boulevard

"Sharrow” markings indicate a shared bike path and extend nearly the entire length of Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid - from E. 185th Street to Lloyd Road. 

On Tuesday, July 19th, 2016, members of the City of Euclid Service Department began painting “sharrow” markings on Lakeshore Boulevard as the first step to installing a shared bike path in the curb lane of the street.  The markings extend nearly the entire length of Lakeshore Boulevard in Euclid - from E. 185th Street to Lloyd Road.  Signage featuring a picture of a bicycle indicating bicycles may use full lane was also installed.

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Ask an Officer

Question: How is it possible for people to forget their child in a car on a hot day? 

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Euclid Police Department

I am writing on behalf of my husband, who was a businessman and resident of Euclid for 40 years.  

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Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming two (2) of the key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous telephone number, Text Tips and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

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Friends of Euclid Creek Awards Third Annual Scholarship to Mayfield Heights Student

Christi Carlson, FOEC President, awards scholarship to Hrishikesh "Gopal" Mandal at FOEC June 7 annual picnic and elections

The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC) is pleased to announce that the recipient of its 2016 annual Environmental Education scholarship is Hrishikesh "Gopal" Mandal.  The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student residing in the Euclid Creek watershed who has exhibited the potential to make a contribution to the environment through a related field of study.

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THE WAY IT WAS: 50 Years Ago in Euclid

FIFTH IN A SERIES. Note: The following news, sports, and other items were based on editions of the 1966 Euclid News-Journal, the city’s former weekly newspaper.

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Mary Turk turns 100!

Mary Turk from 1950

Mary Berkopec Turk turned 100 years old on July 25th, and was honored with a Proclamation from Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail at the Euclid Senior Center.

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Important Dates

Flashback photo from the beginning of school year.

August 16th, 2016- Meet and Greet Night- Come find your teacher and classroom!

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Is Your 4 Year Old Ready for Kindergarten?

Hurry, we want to save a desk for you!

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence is enrolling students for Kindergarten that turn 5 by September 30th. If your 4 year old will turn 5 by December 31st, they may be eligible for our “Early K” admission process. Students will be tested on letter identification and first sound fluency.  Students are also observed for other Kindergarten skills like counting and writing their name. Testing is scheduled for August 12th at 1pm. Call today to make an appointment! 216-481-1500.

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Large Crowd Attends Heritage Home Program Information Session

Tom Jorgensen of the Cleveland Restoration Society discusses the newly-available Heritage Home Program at an informational session at Euclid City Hall. 

Almost every seat was full in Euclid City Council Chambers on July 27th as roughly one hundred people turned out to learn about the newly available Heritage Home Program.  The information session was conducted by Tom Jorgensen and Colin Compton of the Cleveland Restoration Society, which administers the program. 

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Euclid Welcomes Two New Stores

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail and other community leaders celebrate the grand opening of a new Dollar Tree store in the Indian Hills Shopping Plaza.

This summer has brought more than just warm weather to the City of Euclid - two new retail establishments have opened in our community.  

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Auditions at Shore Cultural Centre for "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

AUDITION NOTICE: Shore Cultural Center is pleased to announce an encore presentation of the holiday classic The Best Christmas Pageant Ever to the Grand Theater at Shore Cultural Center this holiday season. The play is produced with permission from Samuel French, written by Barbara Robinson, and presented by the Shore Cultural Center as part of their holiday season events. Veteran actor/director Darryl Lewis states, “I love this play. It is one of the funniest scripts I have ever read and the cast really had a wonderful time putting smiles on the faces of the audience last season. I’m delighted to have an opportunity to welcome another holiday season with this production.” In this hilarious classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the most inventively awful kids in history. Join the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdman kids collide head-on with the Christmas story! If you’ve never participated in a Christmas Show, there is no better way to spend time connecting with new friends and family. No babysitter required because entire families are encouraged to participate together.
Auditions will be held on August 29 & 30 from 6pm-8pm. Audition Location: Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E 222nd Street, room 257, Euclid. The auditions will consist of cold readings from the script and singing a Christmas carol. Scripts will be available prior to the audition at the audition site with prior arrangement. Performance Dates: December 9, 10 & 11. Rehearsal will be a couple evenings per week and Saturday afternoons starting November 1. There is a wide range of roles for available for adults and youth. For a detailed list of roles, visit the "Auditions" page at www.shoreculturalcentre.com. If you are unable to make it to the audition dates, have questions or require additional information, please contact Darryl Lewis at darryllewis@juno.com or call 216-406-1699.

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There She Sits Buddy, Just A Gleaming In The Sun

If you need a car, Rick Case Honda is the one. My old car had 240,000 miles on. I loved that car, but it was costing me $300 a month in repairs and $400 a month in gas. Then the transmission broke. Time for a new car.

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Great Scott is Open For Lunch

I stopped in to visit Bob the manager at Great Scott last week and had a very delicious lunch. The friendly hostess sat us immediately in the well lit and inviting dining room. Our server Melanie was just perfect. The timing of our hot and delicious soup, followed by our lunch was just right. My friend had the Cobb salad which had a generous portion of crisp real bacon, and delicious dressing. I ordered the grilled cheese which was served piping hot, with a generous portion of French fries and a delicious pickle.

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Maria's - New Location - Same Great Food

Maria's restaurant has moved to a new location just a few doors down. You may now enter through the rear of the building, and place your car in the very convenient large lot. They have the same great hours, 6 AM to 3 PM seven days a week. The new spacious location boasts eight large flatscreen TVs, four of them tuned to the popular Keno channel.

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Backpack Blessing and School Open House

The backpack blessing is a cherished tradition at Our Lady of the Lake, both for students and for parishioners.

Our Lady of the Lake continues a cherished annual tradition, with the Backpack Blessing on August 21. For this special youth Mass we invite students and families to gather for a blessing before starting back to school. It's a wonderful opportunity to support and encourage all our young scholars. All are welcome!

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Back to School

Classrooms will be full again in August. Here, Margaret Lyons, Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Cleveland, visits students at Our Lady of the Lake

I remember the excitement surrounding the start of a new school year when our five children were in elementary school.  We would spend hours at Schoolbelles on Lakeside Avenue choosing jumpers, skirts, pants and shirts.  Then there were the all-important school supplies, choosing just the right book bag, pens, pencils, and notebook assortment.  This was always a special family time.  We would wonder which teacher each child would be assigned and counted down the days to that first day of school.  Now, years later, as a principal, I always try to put myself in our parents’ place and remember how exciting, but also stressful this time of year can be!  It can be especially challenging if you happen to be starting at a new school.  At Our Lady of the Lake School, we try to be as welcoming, supportive and encouraging as we can be.  We understand that families are sharing their precious children with us for a good portion of each and every day.  That is why we work very hard during the summer months to have everything in place for the start of our year together.  What can we look forward to in our 2016-2017 school year?  Here are a few thoughts:

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Become a Certified CDCA Through Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc.

Have you ever wanted to become a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) to advance your career?  Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. offers a free workshop opportunity that can get you certified in the State of Ohio. Funding may be provided based on eligibility requirements.

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