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Memorial Day 2019

The Euclid Memorial Day parade is one of the longest running and best parades in the area! The 89th Euclid Memorial Day Parade and services started with graveside services at Euclid Cemetery and St. Paul’s Cemetery followed by a ceremony and breakfast at Recher Hall (the first home of the Euclid Veterans Association).  The parade kicked off at 10:00am and featured our honored local veterans organizations.  Euclid Police, Fire, City Officials as well as a variety of Euclid community members, organizations, churches, and community groups also marched to honor those who served our country.  Grateful residents and family members lined the beautiful, newly paved E. 222nd Street which is now proudly lined with Hometown Hero Banners honoring local service men and women.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Remembering John Sheridan

John Sheridan was a major contributor to The Observer in recent years.  John passed away in August 2018.  Thank you Mr. Copic and The Observer for allowing us to remember John here.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Local Business Honored For Success

Outside the Lines Creative, LLC, located in Euclid, was presented an On the Road to Success award by Business Advisers of Cleveland (BAC) on Tuesday at their annual awards luncheon at the Cleveland Skating Club.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

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!

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Butterfly Release and Bench Dedication: a Celebration in Memory of Aniya Garrett

The ‘Justice 4 Aniya Foundation’ would like to invite the community to Aniya’s butterfly release and memorial bench dedication to remember the beautiful life of Aniya Marie Garrett and recall how at just four years old she “Spoke Up” and “Spoke Out” to try to save her own life. The free and public ceremony will also celebrate putting an end to child abuse and violence and call for protection for child safety across the nation.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Presenting Linda Mae Charters

New to Chagrin Marine  is Linda Mae Charters. Sadly, Linda Mae is still in the restoration process. Her fleet has been busy since the fishing season has begun. The Express has been out almost daily catching both very impressive perch and walleye. The name and location may have changed but the fishing charter experience offered by Captain Vitas Kijauskas and his crew is still the same. They are the best.
 
Linda Mae Charters is located at 226 East Island Drive, Eastlake. To reserve a spot or a private charter you can reach us at 216-481-5771. Charters are available daily. Monday through Friday charters are from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the cost is $42. Saturday and Sunday charters are offered from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and the cost is $45. There is a $2 discount for seniors over 66 and children under 16 years is $30. Private and a sightseeing charters are  also available.
 
Captain Vitas and his crew offer full-service fishing.  They accommodate both the experienced and the not so experienced anglers.  All you need is a fishing license and a cooler for your catch. Bait, tackle, fish cleaning and ice are available for purchase at The Bait Shack only a 100 yards from the dock. Buckets and rods are available for rent from Linda Mae charters. Parking is conveniently located next to the dock. Feel free to bring your own food and beverage on board. We can provide food and non-alcoholic beverages for private charters with prior notification.
 
Currently,  Linda Mae is out of water at Chagrin Marine while her restoration process continues. We are all anxiously waiting for her restoration to be completed so she can be ready for her next maiden voyage. It will be wonderful to see the green and yellow steel icon once again on the waters of Lake Erie. If you would like to contribute to the restoration fund you can do so at "Linda Mae Rescue" Go Fund Me page. To book a reservation or private charter please call 216-481-5771. Hope to see you onboard.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Cavotta's New Patio Bar

If your looking to sit outside on a nice day and enjoy an adult beverage surrounded by flowers, a gurgling fountain, goats, and strolling varities of chickens, Cavotta's now has you covered. 

Cavotta's Garden Center, 19603 Nottingham Road, Cleveland, Ohio  44110, (440) 897-1497, www.cavottas.com

The Garden Center hours are Monday - Friday 9-7, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 10-4. There are beautiful hanging baskets, fresh herbs, and hundreds of heirloom tomoatoes to choose from.

The bar is open Thursday and Friday 4 - 7, Noon to 6 on Saturday, and Noon to 4 on Sunday.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Standing Our Common Ground

On June 30, a very important conversation will take place here in Euclid.  Maybe you’ve heard about the Common Ground conversations that are promoted annually by the Cleveland Foundation.  These conversations take place around a meal, just as many of our most important conversations do.  All Common Ground conversations have the same goal:  to create a place where meaningful connections are made, and purposeful actions begin.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Euclid Hunger Center Ready to Kick off Summer!

Mark your calendars for Thursday, June 20th, as the Euclid Hunger Center hosts its 8th Annual Kick Off Summer fundraiser, from 6:00-9:00 pm, at the Pavilion at Briardale Greens Golf Course.  Thanks to the support of many area establishments, this year’s event promises to be better than ever, with tickets including a delicious picnic style dinner, free drinks, great music and the chance to win a variety of fantastic raffle baskets.   With additional seating this year, there will be plenty of room to accomodate our guests.  The event is the EHC’s main fundraising affair of the year, with all proceeds going directly to assisting the more than 1,400 Euclid residents served at the Center each month.   With the Hunger Center actively striving to help even more families this year, and collaborating with other organizations to address the many outside influences that cause food insecurity,  it is crucial that the necessary funds be raised to keep these programs running.   So gather your family and friends, and join the Hunger Center for a fun evening of "Neighbors Helping Neighbors."   Tickets can be purchased at the Hunger Center on Wednesdays and Saturdays between 8:00am and 2:00 pm, or by contacting EHC at 216-731-3329 or euclidhungercenter@gmail.com.  EHC is located in room 17, on the lower level of Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team Marches Into a New Season

The Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team was pleased to kick off this summer's season by marching in the Euclid Memorial Day Parade. Swim Team Coach Bryan Scheider led the group accompanied by his son Noah, volunteer parent board members, and a group of energetic swim team members. The weather was absolutely beautiful which encouraged large crowds that egged on an enthusiastic distribution of candy and fliers by our swimmers. From the beginning of the parade on Lakeshore Boulevard all the way to the end of it at Euclid City Hall and through the veteran's ceremony that followed, it was an excellent way to honor those who died serving our country, to finally revel in some sunshine, and to celebrate all things Euclid.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

DUI/OVI

Welcome back. As promised, this month I shall discuss how to handle an DUI/OVI stop. Before I get into the nitty gritty, I encourage you to be polite once pulled over. Being rude will only make the officer angry, which increases your chances of them finding some reason to cite and/or arrest you.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Kiddie City Hosts Family Library & Literacy Night

Kiddie City recently hosted a Family Library and Literacy Night for parents and children in the Center's spacious library. Guests included Carole Enkler from Euclid Public Library and Michelle Powell, "The Felt Lady". Ms. Enkler gave a short presentation to parents on the importance of reading to children at home in the early childhood years. She also stressed the positive impact of reading to young children on language, literacy and vocabulary development. An interactive storyhour engaged the Kiddie City children, which included reading a picture book and several music & movement activities, focussing on rhyming and chants. Mrs. Powell, "The Felt Lady" shared Nursery Rhymes, songs, and short stories using her felt props. She showed parents how props can be used at home to reinforce early literacy as well as to integrate early academic concepts, such as counting, rhyming, and patterning. Parents were also introduced to the early childhood online educational resource called "Ready Rosie", which is sponsored by Universal Pre-Kindergarten as part of the "Invest in Children" initiative.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Relay for Life

Good Grief: Finding purpose after the death of a loved one

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Get in The Game

In life there are times when we all turn away from situations because they seem too hard to manage. Goals seem too extreme to accomplish. We shrink from commitment to avoid failure. We stay silent to avoid ridicule or harassment. No one wants to be singled out or put at risk. Sometimes it feels safer to remain neutral. The problem with indifference is nothing will change until we face our challenges. The old saying, what you resist persists, is true. Without direct intentional action there’s never a change.  Your first step in a new self-awareness is to realize what needs to change.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Talking Housing

It started off like a Bingo night.  Kristal Grida, from the Mayor’s Office, called out numbers.  She held up cards and folks hollered from the floor.  No game of chance, but this was a guessing contest for residents of Ward 5 to better understand rental housing in Euclid.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Make a Splash this Summer and Join the Euclid Panthers Summer Swim Team!

The Euclid Panthers Swim Team https://euclidpanthersssl.webs.com season starts Monday, June 3rd at Euclid's Ralph V. Hill Memorial Pool. Coach Bryan Scheider and his team of coaches will be on deck and ready to help your swimmer build their swim skills and competive experience in a supportive atmosphere that promotes personal, athletic and social development throughout the summer.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Beach Club Bistro Serves 10th Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed Beach Club Bistro to David Simpson Hospice House for an April Meal to Remember. The program invites Cleveland’s top chefs to participate in providing a meaningful dinner together for patients and their families. All of the food and culinary talent are donated by the restaurant. This marked the 10th dinner owner Greg Jurcisin and the culinary staff at Beach Club Bistro have generously donated, prepared and served since the program’s inception!

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Come to Our Party June 1st

     For thirteen years we have invited a few thousand of our closest friends and neighbors to attend our celebration of hardworking E. 200th Street businesses and wonderful Euclid area organizations at the E.  200th Street Stroll.  We hope that you have Saturday, June 1st from 10 am to 2 pm on your calendar.  No need to RSVP - unless you are a business or organization who still wants to help us host all the new and old friends who come to our street for the fun and enjoyment this day brings to our city. 

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Beach Club Bistro Serves 10th Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed Beach Club Bistro to David Simpson Hospice House for an April Meal to Remember. The program invites Cleveland’s top chefs to participate in providing a meaningful dinner together for patients and their families. All of the food and culinary talent are donated by the restaurant. This marked the 10th dinner owner Greg Jurcisin and the culinary staff at Beach Club Bistro have generously donated, prepared and served since the program’s inception!

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Want to Make a Difference in Euclid?

Do you believe in serving others, care about children, and have an interest in the community around you? If you want to make a difference but have been unsure how Kiwanis might just be the answer. Volunteering has been shown to enhance social networks, improve mental health, self-worth and life satisfaction. By joining Kiwanis you have an opportunity to grow as an individual, while at the same time doing good work for your community.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

FREE! Women Celebrating Women: A Gathering & Discussion on Representation at Shore Cultural Centre

In our modern society, we spend time educating ourselves. We work jobs and build careers to support ourselves and nurture our minds. We raise our children and tend to our yards. We carve out time to exercise, to cook and to clean, and vacation time to rest and relax. But how many of us make space in our lives for personal renewal?

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Ari's Advice

As the first legal column in the Euclid Observer, I felt I needed to start off with strong advice that everyone could use. At some point in time, you may likely find yourself in a courtroom. Here are several tips everyone should know before they are summoned:

1)     Dress appropriately. The Court is a very formal environment and making a conscious effort to respect the court could go a long way. If you don’t have a suit or a nice dress, borrow one. If you can’t, wear the nicest clothes you have.

2)     Don’t interrupt the Judge. Sounds pretty obvious, but I have seen many pro se litigants make this mistake. When the Judge is talking, keep your mouth closed. You will have your chance to explain or argue your case but if you try to interrupt the judge you will find yourself in danger of contempt.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

We Have a Winner !

Bernard Knez of Euclid correctly identified the picture as being part of the Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine. The statue is located on the south side of Euclid Ave. between East 212 and Eat 214. Congratulations Bernard, your $25 gift certificate to Great Scott Restaurant is on its way!

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Why Ludwigs?

We live in a time where we carry technology in the form of a smart phone that can connect everyone with such immediate gratification that it has reshaped the world we live in. Commerce on Main Street and walk up retail business is evaporating before our eyes.

It is almost hard to believe that there was a time where business was not only on Main Street but in the middle of roads close to home.

20160 Lindberg Avenue was a early 20th Century wood frame house, that when you walked in the side door you were in a bar room that transported you back to the time when the local tavern was much more than a place to stop and take the edge of the workday off.

Ludwigs Bar had been a survivor of urban planners, municipal zoning, Federal decrees, and the evolution of a township full of grape vineyards to a bustling suburb that became a manufacturing powerhouse.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Euclid Cooperative Registering for the Fall

Euclid Cooperative Preschool is now registering 3, 4 and 5 year old students for the 2019-2020 school year.  A rich tradition  continues this September as Euclid Cooperative Preschool celebrates 71 years educating Euclid’s youngest learners.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Euclid Alumni News

With the seasonal closing of the Euclid Culinary Bistro at Shore Cultural Centre after their Grand Buffet on Wednesday, May 8th, the Euclid Alumni Table is shifting to its summer location at Ludwig's Bar and Grille, 768 E. 200th Street on Fridays at noon starting Friday, May 24th. All Alumni and Friends are invited to join us at this Alumni-owned establishment at the corner of E. 200th St. and Arrowhead Ave. (yes, it's Cleveland, but you can see Euclid from there!).

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Six inducted to Euclid High Schools Distinguished hall of Fame

The Euclid Public Schools Alumni Association and the Euclid City School District honored six Euclid High School graduates by inducting them into the Distinguished Achievement Hall of Fame on April 4th at the Henn Mansion. Alumni of Euclid, Central and Shore high Schools who have distinguished themselves in their careers are eligible for nomination to the Distinguished Hall of Fame, as well as non-alumni who have made significant contributions to the students of the Euclid Schools.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Euclid Youth Soccer

Euclid Youth Soccer spring season kicked off on the weekend of April 13-14 and runs through June 9. There are over 300 children aged 3-15 involved in our programs this spring, including nearly 80 new spring registrations. We are especially appreciative of our parent volunteers who provide coaching for over 25 different teams. Our full game schedule and other information about the league can be found at euclidsoccer.com. If you would like to learn more or just cheer on these great Euclid kids, all are welcome to join us at the Babbitt Road fields where we have nearly 200 kids in our recreational program playing every Saturday morning. Our competitive teams travel to other communities and also welcome other teams into Euclid. They have home games at Babbitt Road (near the ice arena), at Shore Field (behind Burlington Coat Factory), and in Memorial Park near the pool on various weekday evenings and weekend afternoons. Schedule of home games for our competitive and inter-city recreational teams are below. (Schedules are subject to change; current schedules are posted at https://sports.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=668214)

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Cleveland Water's 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available

At Cleveland Water, we know our drinking water is essential to the quality of life of more than 1.4 million people in 80 communities. That’s why we are committed to providing our customers with safe, high-quality, drinking water that is available at the turn of a tap any hour of the day.

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