Community

Meet your Council

Now more than ever we all need to work together to make our city a better place. One of the keys to making things work better is communication. For your convenience the Observer has listed your council person with their photo and contact information below. Sure, you could call and complain, but you can also call them with good ideas, or support for how they voted on a key issue. For our system to work we have to participate. We hope that you all get involved, maybe by attending a council meeting or perhaps just reaching out to your council person to get to know them better. We hope this makes it easier.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Spring Sale of Books and AV materials

    After six months of sorting and a frantic day of set-up, the Spring Book Sale, held by the Friends of the Euclid Public Library, will be on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, with a preview night for members on the 28th.
    There has been talk of raising prices, but, for this sale at least, they remain at 50¢ for hardbacks and 25¢ for paperbacks.  There will be one table of special books with higher prices. The highest standard price is $2.00 for a DVD; other audio-visual media are $1.00 or less.
    Houses don’t stretch, and neither do libraries. But every year, there are thousands of new books that people want to be able to check out. The only way to make room for them is to get rid of the old books. Fifty years ago, libraries used to burn them! Now they are given to the Friends of the Library, who sell them to make money to help the library.
    In addition, houses being the unstretchy things they are, many people have books to give away. The Friends sell those, too, everything from a 1942 wartime cookbook to a current best seller, seemingly unread. Material has been collecting the previous sale was still going on in October.
    The books are roughly sorted by broad–very broad!--library number categories. For instance, the 600s (Technology) include books on carpentry, gardening, and cooking, but also business, child care, and health. The 700s (Arts and Recreation) cover everything from fine art to football. The 000s (General Works), cover computers, trivia,  journalism, Bigfoot, and flying saucers. And the 300s (Social Sciences) contain all the stuff about human society and how it works from economics and education to politics and true crime.
    Fiction has its own category, as do mysteries, science fiction and fantasy, biographies, and large print books.
    And the children’s and young adult books are worth checking out even if you have no children; often, they have the most interesting information and the clearest pictures.

Place:        Euclid Public Library, 631 E. 222nd St., Euclid, OH 44123
Time:       Friday, April 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Members preview night. The library is closed, so there will be a line outside. Bring your Friends Membership card--not the same as your library card. If you can’t find the Friends card, you can be looked up at the door, or you can join for $5.00.
        Saturday, April 29th, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This is a good day to come; there are tons of books, and it’s not crowded.
        Sunday, April 30th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bag Day. You buy a paper grocery bag for $3.00 and fill it up. Your own larger bags or carts can be left outside the room to wait for you.
    The library is on East 222nd Street, north of I-90/OH-2. Coming from the freeway, turn right immediately after you see the Veterans’ Memorial, which includes a Vietnam-era tank that’s hard to miss.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Three from Hospice of the Western Reserve Earn Top National Honors

The National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses has named Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Denise DiMare of Richmond Hts. “Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse of the Year” and Bob Phillips-Plona of Westlake “Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator of the Year.” Mary Kay Tyler of Lyndhurst, vice president of quality for the nonprofit agency, was named a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing. The three honors were announced at the 2017 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Annual Assembly in Phoenix.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Searching For My Past

This is a story of how a change in an Ohio law changed my life. While I have lived in Chicago for much of my adult life, this change brought me back on a search for my roots that led to Cleveland and Euclid. It is a search that is still ongoing.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Welcome to the Euclid Family YMCA

The Young Men's Christian Association has been in the Euclid community for over half a century. The Euclid Family YMCA was founded in 1950 under the sponsorship of the Exchange Club of Euclid. In the Euclid Family YMCA early years members use to meet in a rented building. It was not untill the December of 1956 the YMCA was able to call its present building at 631 Babbitt road home. In earlier years the YMCA offered programs to young men, ages 6 to 18, to develop their Christian character in a Christian society. Fast foward to 2017 the YMCA is a leading nonprofit committed to strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, the Y seeks to ensure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has an opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, while keeping with our Christian beliefs. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Euclid Girl Scouts Food Drive to Benefit Euclid Hunger Center

Join the Euclid Girl Scouts in stocking the shelves of the Euclid Hunger Center for summer. The Scouts will be collecting "kid-friendly" foods May 15-19 in an effort to re-stock Euclid Hunger Center's shelves for the coming summer months. Items needed include: peanut butter, jelly, mac n cheese, granola bars, cereal & pasta. They will also accept monetary donations to directly benefit Euclid Hunger Center. To donate, contact your local Girl Scout Troop or donate at the Drop Box at the Euclid Public Library. Together, we can combat hunger right here in our community!

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

"Elements of Brewing" Seminars To Explore Beer Ingredients

As an extension of its Tap Talks series of general-interest seminars, Euclid Brewing Company (EBC) will host a four-part series of presentations that will discuss the key raw materials used to make beer: Hops, Malt, Yeast, and Water. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

I've Got Proof

        You should see the garage at my Mom’s house and my office area in the corner of our bedroom and you would know why my husband says, “Why do you keep every piece of paper that passes through your hands?”  I say, “Someday I might need it.”  This was the winter that I proved the validity of my statement because while looking at my earliest Stroll planning papers, I discovered that the Stroll didn’t begin in 2006 – 2007 was our first year. 

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Laugh Therapy Here

Q: Why shouldn't you write with a broken pencil?           

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Daryl Langman Ward 7 Councilman

It is a great honor to serve the residents of Ward 7.  While geographically small, our ward contains a variety of homes and apartments filled with interesting, dedicated folks that care about Euclid and are working to make it better.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

Breakfast with Euclid Public Schools Superintendent

Education is always a hot topic: new tests, curriculum changes, and facility updates. Join Euclid Public Library and Euclid City Schools Superintendent Dr. Charles Smialek on Tuesday, May 9 at 8:30 AM for breakfast and discussion about the schools, education, and new building plan. Registration begins Monday, April 17, 2017. Please call (216) 261-5300 ext. 0 to register.

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 5:16 PM, 04.11.2017

EPL Updates Policies to Require Youth Chaperones After School

Euclid Public Library strives to foster a welcoming environment while encouraging patrons to use the facility and its resources for learning and enrichment.  To preserve that opportunity, the library expects patrons to be respectful of each other and behave in a manner that does not disrupt other patrons or staff. In the past several years, we have taken a number of significant steps designed to improve the learning environment – and indeed the safety – at our library.  We have hired additional staff and police to supervise the building, increased after school programming, improved our safety and security technology, and more.  

Unfortunately, since the beginning of 2017, the library has experienced a sharp increase in disruptive behavior during after-school hours that has prevented the library from serving as a safe space for all library users.  There have been multiple harmful incidents involving youth, including fights, vandalism, assaults on police officers, and inappropriate computer usage.  This kind of behavior is unacceptable and will not be tolerated.

As a result, the Euclid Public Library Board of Trustees has approved several amendments to our Library Code of Conduct and Unattended Children policies. Effective March 1st:

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

College Scholarship Money Available

Eaton Family Credit Union and local partners are working to combat the high costs of post-secondary education by offering several scholarships for college to our Members and their family members. We are very proud to distribute the following college scholarship applications:

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Baker's Chocolate Whips

For the 2017 Easter season Humphrey Popcorn Company is pleased to be able to continue the fine tradition of the Baker's Candy Famous Chocolate Whips.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

O'Reilly Auto Parts Plans New Store in Euclid

A new O’Reilly Auto Parts store has been proposed to be built at 689 E. 200th Street in Euclid by O’Reilly Auto Enterprises of Springfield, Missouri.  The project will bring new construction and investment to the mostly-vacant site just north of Discount Drug Mart.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 4:01 PM, 03.09.2017

Grand Opening of Simon's a Full Service Supermarket

Over Super Bowl weekend, residents enjoyed free food, fellowship, giveaways and a raffle to celebrate the Grand Opening of Simon’s Supermarket in Euclid.

The opening of the new Simon’s Supermarket is the result of a collaboration that took place among Euclid residents, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s Creating Healthy Communities Program, the City of Euclid, and the Healthy Food for Ohio (HFFO) Program.  Funding for the development of the store includes $650,000 in flexible capital from HFFO and $125,000 from the City of Euclid’s HUD-funded Storefront Renovation Program. 

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Casino Night Event Benefiting HELP Foundation, Inc.

HELP Foundation, Inc. is hosting our first Fabulous Casino Night fundraiser on Saturday, March 4th, 2017! The event will be held at Normandy Catering in Wickliffe, OH from 6pm – 10pm. HELP’s Fabulous Casino Night will include everyone’s favorite casino games like Black Jack, Roulette, Texas Hold’em, and Craps. Tickets for the fundraiser are $50.00 each and will include your first $10.00 in casino chips, a full bar, and heavy hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

American Library Association Announces 2017 Youth Media Award Winners

The American Library Association (ALA) announced the top books, video, and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on January 23, 2017. Euclid Public Library Director Kacie Armstrong served on this year’s Coretta Scott King Book Award panel and represented EPL at this year’s ALA Midwinter Meeting.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Grandson Enters the Picture at Driftwood Gallery

After living and working in Euclid nearly his entire life, Driftwood Gallery owner Jon Boyton decided it was time to start traveling more. Fortunately, his grandson Mike Ballard was ready and willing to continue the tradition of providing exceptional framing services to the Euclid community. 

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Scout Mass to Celebrate Shared Heritage

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of all ages, past and present, are invited to Saint Casimir Parish on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 12 noon for a special All Scout Mass. Uniformed scouts from local parishes will serve as readers and ministers, and attendees are invited to wear their Scout uniforms or the insignia from their time in Scouting.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Improve Your Speaking and Leadership Skills with Toastmasters!

Are you looking for a new job, or just want to advance in the one you already have? Do you have something to say, but don't feel confident or know how to say it? Is there a leader inside of you looking for help finding your voice? Toastmasters International is a worldwide nonprofit educational organization that empowers individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. And there is a local club that meets every Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. right here at the Euclid Public Library. Please note that due to room availability, the club will be meeting at the Wickliffe Library on Lincoln Road off Euclid Avenue on the following Thursdays: February 16th, February 23rd and March 9th. Guests are always welcome! You'll be sure to find a fun, comfortable, low-risk, highly rewarding experience with Bailey Toastmasters. For more about Toastmasters, please visit www.toastmasters.org or Bailey Toastmasters at http://3628.toastmastersclubs.org/. 

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Accelerate 2017

Sherrie Zagorc, of Kiddie City Child Care Community and the E. 200th Street Stroll has been selected to take part in a civic pitch competition called Accelerate 2017: Citizens Make Change. It’s on February 22, 2017, at the Global Center for Health Innovation in downtown Cleveland. She is one of 25 people selected from 80 submissions to share civic visions to make Cleveland (Euclid) even better.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Interested in Driving One of These?

Do you know someone 18 years of age or older who is looking for a career that offers him or her independence away from an office environment? There’s a gem right here in Euclid that might help – Cuyahoga Community College’s Truck Driving Academy.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

February “Tap Talks” Schedule Set

Euclid Brewing Company has announced the schedule for its Tap Talks short lecture series held in the brewery’s tap room on Thursdays in February. This month’s talks feature guest speakers who will discuss topics in the fields of history, manufacturing, science, and engineering. All talks begin at 7 p.m.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Girl Scouts Fourth Annual "Socks of Love" Project for the Homeless

For the fourth year in a row, The Girl Scout Troops from Ss. Robert and William School collected enough donations from family, community, parish members and local businesses to fill a record 290 "Socks of Love." These sock bundles included a new pair of socks, one stuffed into the other, and filled with toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner, soap, a toothbrush and toothpaste. These 290 Socks of Love were donated to the Shower Program at St. Malachi Center in Cleveland. Excess toiletries were donated to Forbes House in Lake County. This annual Service Project has grown progressively over the last 4 years.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Sims Buick GMC donates CPR Training Unit to HELP Foundation, Inc.

The CPR certification program at the HELP Foundation was greatly enhanced this week when Sims Buick GMC, in partnership with the Ohio Automobile Dealers Association (OADA) and the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation (NADCF), presented a Resusci Anne Torso CPR training unit.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Just a Thought

If you’ve heard of Adopt-A-Spot, if you’ve admired a green space, and if you’ve  wondered who could make all of Euclid a beautiful ‘Green City on a Blue Lake’; then, just-a-thought, why not you?

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 5:57 PM, 02.08.2017

Euclid's Relay For Life Chili Cookoff

The 2017 Relay For Life season is in full swing and we are excited to announce our official kick-off event scheduled for Friday, January 27th at Euclid High School at 6:00 pm. This year’s kick-off event will be a Chili Cook-Off prior to the Euclid vs. Mentor Varsity Basketball game!

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 12:20 PM, 01.13.2017