Time to Get Out of the House
Finally, spring has arrived in Euclid! Feeling the sun on your face and hearing the birds singing in the morning sure beats that bitter cold wind in your face!
The other great thing about spring is that now people are out and about in the neighborhoods. People are washing cars and cutting grass, planting flowers and walking dogs. Kids are playing out in their yard and there’s baseball, softball and soccer going on in our parks. It’s nice to see all of the activity!
There are some exciting things going on in the city. The construction project on East 222nd Street is finally coming to an end. Along with the improved road, curbs, sidewalks, new trees, etc., you will notice the addition of banners recognizing some of our Euclid servicemen, just in time for the Memorial Day Parade. If you haven’t seen them yet, be sure to take a ride down East 222nd Street. Please remember to visit some of the great businesses on East 222nd Street while you’re in the neighborhood. Drop your dry cleaning off at Jay Dee Cleaners, grab some delicious pastries at Wojtila’s Bakery or meet some friends for lunch or dinner at Panini’s.
I know by the time this article runs, I will have enjoyed both the Memorial Day Parade and the East 200th Street Stroll. We are so fortunate to have these great annual events in the city. Both of these events showcase many of the community organizations that are active in Euclid. The East 200th Street Stroll is especially impressive. This event, that grows every year, was envisioned and brought into being by a resident that wanted to promote East 200th Street and its businesses. After more than 10 years, it is still run and organized by that same resident, Sherrie Zagorc. I appreciate her sincere love of Euclid and the way she constantly tries to find new and exciting ways to promote the city and its residents.
A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to get healthy. Personally, I think those promises are easier to keep during the spring and summer. The Cleveland Clinic is providing Euclid and Collinwood residents with a great opportunity during the Euclid Collinwood 8 Week Health Challenge. This fun competition motivates participants to get in shape in a healthy way! Programming includes group exercise sessions and health talks with Cleveland Clinic caregivers and other lifestyle management professionals. Pre - and post health screenings are performed to help participants track their progress and celebrate their success. The "Euclid Collinwood " 8 Week Health Challenge is a part of the Healthy Communities Initiative (HCI) - a collaborative effort between Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness. The Kickoff Event is on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 I 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Initial health screenings, introduction to program, vendors and morel Light refreshments served. It will be held at Euclid High School - Athletic Entrance Rear of Building 711 E. 222nd Street. This challenge will run from Wednesday, June 5th – Tuesday July 23.
Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, Inc. is partnering with the Cleveland Clinic for this event, providing weekly informational workshops. I am personally participating by having a Bike the Ward Event in Ward 2 on June 22nd at 10:00 a.m. starting at Arbor Elementary School. I hope to see you at one of these great events!
Some other events to look forward to include “Wednesday’s on the Porch”. My wife and I will be hosting the first one in our neighborhood on June 5th.
Another upcoming event that I hope Euclid residents will participate in is the Common Ground conversation which will take place at Tizzano’s Party Center. This event is free. You can find more information about Common Ground on the City of Euclid website along with a link that allows you to register. A light lunch will be served.
These are just a few of the things going on in Euclid over the next month. I hope to see some old friends and make some new ones. If I’m lucky, it may be you!
Vice President of Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, Inc., Councilman for Euclid Ward 2 and Associate Minister at Lake Shore Christian Church. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org