Shhh! Do you want to know a secret? I’m not a gossip, but…do you know how special Euclid is? I know for a fact, there are yet to be celebrated superheroes living among us. Heroes that care about its community’s issues and its citizens, and act on them; if only one small step at a time.
Check out all the terrific individuals, businesses, groups, and events reported in this issue of the Observer and on cityofeuclid.com. (Thank you John & Matt for keeping us informed.) Special Note: The newly formed Euclid CommUNITY Tack Force is hosting an all community event on Sat. May 18th at the Briardale Golf Course. Look for it. Also, Euclid is honored to welcome a new civic minded business, BWXT technologies, which is piloting a recycling project with the schools.
The Euclid Library, the Euclid Community Center, and the Shore Center are other forces for good, that help build our strong community connections through communications. Go and check out their flyers about upcoming quality classes and events. (Thank you Ashley, Laura, and Bob.) Special Note: Lake Erie Folk Fest will be held at the Shore on Sat. Feb. 23rd. It’s a big deal! The library is hosting such programs as Euclid in Transition: A Documentary Photography Project, Fireside Chats with guests such as the Mayor and the new Euclid Schools Superintendent. (I’d like to welcome you and your family to Euclid, Dr. Jones.) My favorite upcoming library program is about Urban Canopies, presented on Wed. Feb. 27th, by the Western Reserve Land Conservancy. It’s about the Cleveland Tree Coalition’s plans. (As a Euclid Tree Commissioner, I urge all citizens of our community to be informed and gain an understanding of how and why the maintenance and restoration of our city’s tree canopy is important to our urban quality of life.)
Another Big Deal! The Keep Euclid Beautiful Committee has scheduled the 3rd Annual Big Clean for Sat. Apr. 6th. Hundreds of heroes have volunteered in past years. It’s a great event to meet and help your neighbors.
Last but not least, I’d like to let you in on a couple of ways the City of Euclid likes to honor its heroes. No secret.
This year, for the first time, banners to honor our military veterans will be flying along our streets.
And just as wonderful, The Euclid Shade Tree/Municipal Beautification Commission will continue to host the City’s Annual Arbor Day Celebration. Outstanding heroes of our community are honored at this event. The names of past honorees are posted in a quiet corner of the Euclid City Hall lobby. So, keep your ears and eyes open for this year’s citizens to be recognized. The celebration will be held on Arbor Day, April 27th. I can’t wait to find out who they will be.
Shade Tree Commissioner and Garden Club Member
Vice-Chair of the Euclid S.T.C.