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It is finally spring! The days are longer, perennial flowers emerge from the formerly frozen ground, and birds chirp away in the trees. However, amidst all this natural beauty, grocery bags and candy wrappers swirl in the wind. What can YOU do to help keep Euclid Beautiful this spring? 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Summer at the Sports Plant

Spring is here which means now is the time to start thinking about Summer Camp! Under new ownership, NEO Sports Plant is hosting a summer camp for children in grades 1-6 from June 4th through August 3rd, 2018. Parents can enroll their children for $99 per week, or by 4-week or 8-week packages. Extended drop-off and pick-up times are also available for an additional cost. Camp will run from 8:00am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and will feature a variety of activities including games, crafts, sports and field trips. NEO Sports Plant is located at 20001 Euclid Avenue and hosts basketball, volleyball and bocce tournaments and leagues throughout the year amongst other activities. For more information, visit www.neosportsplant.com or call (216) 465-9942. For information on the Summer Camp, or to register, contact dseverino@neosportsplant.com

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Euclid and County Landbanks partner to address foreclosed and vacant properties

A public hearing in Council Chambers March 14, 2018 focused attention on a stark reality facing Euclid as the number of empty lots throughout the City presents a growing challenge to the Administration.  With empty properties scattered throughout the City and owned by Euclid, a presentation by Gus Frangos, President and General Counsel of the Cuyahoga County Land Bank (CLB), set the tone for discussions on what to do with empty and underutilized properties and owned by the City.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

Happy 40th Birthday Bailey Toastmasters!

This April, Bailey Toastmasters celebrates 40 years of helping people become better public speakers and leaders. On April 1st, 1978, the club chartered at the former Bailey Meter company in Wickliffe and over the years, has migrated to the Euclid Public Library. Originally a corporate club, Bailey Toastmasters is now open to the public.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018

School of Thought

Over the first two months of 2018 I have visited all five school in Ward 2 because I feel that a good education is critical to success in life.  Those schools include Arbor Elementary, Chardon Hills Elementary, Euclid Preparatory, Noble Academy and Pinnacle Academy.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Euclid Police Partners with Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. in Response to the Opiate Epidemic in Cuyahoga County

The Euclid Police Department and Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. (MCMS) announces their new partnership to launch the “Safe Passages” initiative in response to the opiate epidemic in Cuyahoga County. Safe passages is also referred to as The Police Assisted Addiction and Recovery Initiative (PAARI).

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Grow Your Own at The Memorial Park Community Garden

Since 2011, The Memorial Park Community Garden (MPCG) located on Milton Ave. off East 222nd street, has worked to build a stronger, healthier city through civic engagement and organic gardening practices.   Garden plots in the fenced-in space with an on site water supply are available for only $20.  Please e-mail Memorialparkcommunitygarden@yahoo.com for registration or with any questions you may have.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Home Repair Resource Center: Euclid Series

Residents gathered at the Lakefront Community Center in late January and early February to find out how to be their own fixer-uppers. Home Repair Resource Center (HRRC), based out of Cleveland Heights, held workshops at the Center for community members to learn how to repair drywall and plaster wall. These two successful events were the first of many repair workshops to be held here as Euclid is a partner city of HRRC. Due to this partnership, Euclid residents are able to borrow tools from HRRC's tool library located at their Noble Road site. Any member of a partner city, or anyone who has taken a workshop repair class is eligible to join the tool library for only $25 per year. This membership provides weekly rentals of tools needed for DIY jobs inside or outside your home. In addition to access to workshops and the tool library, HRRC also offers technical assistance to residents seeking to make improvements or to their home. For more information and to sign up for workshops, visit hrrc-ch.org or call (216) 381-6100. Stay tuned for future events here in Euclid!

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Summer Is Coming

It's hard to imagine school being out, and warm summer days, but it's not that far away.  If you are looking for something for your child to do this summer, why not send them to the Beat the Streets (BTS) Fun Day Summer Camp This is the sixth year for this camp located right here in Euclid.  Summer Camp is held at the ELC (Early Learning Center).  Campers will be dropped off and picked up from the ELC.  

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Henn Mansion Supporters Pack Wine Tasting Event

The Friends of the Henn Mansion celebrated another successful wine tasting Saturday, February 10 for the benefit of the continued restoration and upkeep of the historic mansion.  With 120 people on hand to enjoy an evening of wine tastings chosen by Gary Twining, and paired with appetizers created by Chefs for Hire, the event had the mansion packed with longtime supporters and first-time visitors to the Henn Mansion.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Eagle Scouts Help Euclid Hunger Center

Two area teens recently advanced to the rank of Eagle Scout, and the Euclid Hunger Center was honored to be a part of that process.  Both boys chose the Hunger Center to be the recipient of their Eagle projects, which are a crucial part of the advancement process.  Tom Franczyk, a long-time volunteer at EHC, and a member of Troop 143 out of Our Lady of the Lake Parish, designed and constructed under-the-table storage carts, as well as permanent signage for the food distribution room.  Ian O’Donnell, a member of Troop 161, Euclid’s Pioneer Troop out of East Shore United Methodist Church, designed and constructed eight shelving units, as well as 20 replacement shelves for EHC’s stock room.

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Eviction the Focus of Community Discussion at Euclid Public Library

In an open session at Euclid Public Library over 30 interested citizens came together to debate and discuss issues raised by the Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City.  The gathering, hosted by Euclid Public Library February 22, was part of its participation in the One Community Reads initiative and one of several events surrounding the book. 

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Community and Neighborhood Engagement

On Wednesday, February 21, I was happy to chair my first Community and Neighborhood Engagement Committee Meeting of City Council.  The other members of this group include Councilwoman Taneika Hill, Councilwoman Charlene Mancuso and Councilwoman Christine MacIntosh.  Councilwoman Stephana Caviness and Councilman John Wojtila also attended the meeting. 

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Education Corner

"In this corner weighing in at a whopping 900 hours having trained since birth never leaving the safety of home and mentored by a strange helicopter parent who really isn't a teacher and can't possibly have taught anything...we have the mighty, the socially awkward, thoroughly researched yet fully unaccountable and unassessed….give it up for the one, the only….”Hot Shot Hommmmmmme Schoooooooooler!” 

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Seeking Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for Youth

CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. 

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Volume 9, Issue 3, Posted 11:09 AM, 03.10.2018

Takeaways from the 185th St Business Block Watch and Networking Event

Business owners and officials from both Euclid and Cleveland came together during this past holiday season for an East 185th Business Block Watch and Networking event at Cebars Euclid Tavern.  Representatives from both the Euclid and Cleveland Police Departments came to share tips on how we can all work together to fight crime.  Euclid Ward 4 Councilman Jarosz and Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Polensek came to show their support as well.  Also in attendance were Euclid Ward 6 Councilman-elect Wotilja; Sheila Gibbons, Executive Director of the Euclid Chamber of Commerce; Robert Gatewood, Owner of Gamerhaven and Northeast Shores Development Corporation Board Member; and Mary Mastalski, Community Development Manager for the City of Euclid.  Our host, Paul Cvelbar - being the good Clevelander he is - provided kielbasa for the crowd.  Here is some useful information for anyone who missed the meeting, much of which might be of use no matter in which neighborhood you work or live. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

HELP Foundation Sets the Standard for Continuing Summer Education

HELP Foundation is preparing for another great year of their Continuing Education Summer Program in Euclid.  The 2018 season will mark the 46th year HELP has offered this unique and critically needed service to children in the Greater Cleveland area. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Simon's Supermarket Celebrates Successful First Year

Residents and Community Leaders gathered at Simon's Supermarket on Euclid Avenue in December to celebrate the store's first anniversary. Mayor Holzheimer Gail welcomed the crowd and congratulated storeowner Simon Hussain and his staff for their hard wark and dedication to providing a wonderful shopping experience to the community. Residents were also able to ask questions and provide feedback to Mr. Hussain regarding his first year in business.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Euclid Girl Scouts Annual World Friendship Fair

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. onSaturday, February 24th, the Euclid Girl Scout Troops of Service Unit 760 will celebrate World Friendship Day at Sts. Robert and William School Gymnasium. During this annual event, each troop chose a country to research and will sell food, crafts and host games from that country. The event begins with a flag ceremony at 1:05 p.m. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Earn your lifeguarding certification over Presidents’ Day Weekend!
Course Dates and Times:
Thursday, February 15th | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 16th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17th | 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18th | 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20th | 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Location:
Euclid High School West Pool
711 E. 222nd St.
Euclid, OH 44123
Course Fee:
$90 for participants who pass the course and commit to working for
the City of Euclid
$190 for all others
Call Euclid Recreation Department at
216-289-8114 to Register by February 12th.
Must be 15 years old by February 20th and able to swim 300 yards, tread
water for 2 minutes, and retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 9 feet

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

9th Annual Waterloo Alley Cat Project Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is holding its 9th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER from 7 to 11 pm at the historic Slovenian Worker’s Home located at 15335 Waterloo Road in Cleveland. This year, we will once again hold a $1,000 Grand Prize Raffle and announce the winner during the festivities. We will also have our fabulous basket raffles and new fun activities to help cats. Music will be provided by Ace Molar featuring Todd Meany from Channel 8. Admission is $20 per person. All money raised goes to helping cats. Donations of cat food will be accepted at the door and greatly appreciated!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Local Family Spends Every Christmas Morning with Hospice Patients

Santa can’t be everywhere. So sometimes he has some very special people filling in for him. Members of the Jindra family have taken turns donning a Santa suit and gathering up a dedicated group of “elves” to spread holiday cheer at medical centers in Cleveland every Christmas morning for the past 54 years, including the last 14 years at David Simpson Hospice House. They are carrying on a century-old family tradition started by his great-grandfather in 1916.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

HELP Foundation Acquires Cornucopia, Inc.

Euclid based HELP Foundation is pleased to announce it has acquired Cornucopia Inc. of Lakewood.  Cornucopia has helped people with disabilities develop skills, find confidence and provide work adjustment training since 1975. 

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Community Comes Together for Young Leaders Program Christmas Dinner

On Dec 21,2017 the Young Leaders sponsors Smolic Tire,Sievers Security,Ocho Rios & Bari Beauty & Health came together to help supply food for the Young Leaders Christmas Dinner for 100 people. There was a total of 25 volunteers at the event helping to serve Turkey,Stuffing,Dressing,Macoroni& Cheese,Green beans,Sweet potatoes,Apple and Cherry pie. The event was held at North point transitional living . This event was a success the volunteers felt it was a humbling experience and the residents enjoyed their meal. Other people and businesses who helped this come about isR&d Appliances,New Begginings Daycare ,Paninis bar & Grille,ChilliPeppers Fresh Mexican Grill, Brick Ceramic & design studio,Pendeltons barbershop and council woman Taneika Hill of Euclid   Young Leaders would like to thank all the participants for helping to provide a good christmas to the community.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Fat Cats Treats Hospice Families to a December Meal to Remember

The sun setting over Lake Erie provided the perfect backdrop to a memorable December Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House. For the fourth consecutive year, Fat Cats, the popular eclectic eatery in Tremont, donated, prepared and served residents, their families and caregivers a meal featuring some of the most requested signature dishes from their menu.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Hunger Remains After the Holidays

The Euclid Hunger Center was a bustling place during the last two months of 2017.  We provided Thanksgiving turkeys to 250 families, and holiday meals to many more.  We couldn’t have done any of it, though, without the generosity of our community and the help of many dedicated volunteers.  Numerous schools in our area held food drives for our center, and several local businesses collected food and cash gifts from their employees.  Literally tons of food came through our doors, got sorted, and then were passed on to people who needed help.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

A Great New Year's Resolution - Improving your Communication Skills through Toastmasters

This is the time of year when New Year's resolutions are made, and often broken soon thereafter! Most resolutions involve some sort of self-improvement, which, if they were easy to achieve, would have been achieved by now. But nothing in life worth anything is just given to us. It takes commitment and discipline to achieve worthwhile goals, two important attributes many of us struggle to maintain in our lives.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Euclid Chamber of Commerce named 2017 Euclid Hospital Community Service Award recipient

The Euclid Chamber of Commerce is usually the one handing out awards but on December 6th was on the receiving end of the Euclid Hospital Community Service Award.  Executive Director, Sheila Gibbons, and several Trustees of the Board, were present during a special Euclid Community Hospital Advisory Council luncheon to accept the award.  Several Euclid Chamber Trustees, along with Gibbons, serve on the Advisory Council.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Confessions of a Community Liaison

Euclid is my hometown, I have represented the 44117 zip code since the early of age of 4. It’s where I met life long best friend, started Roosevelt elementary, maintained my Panther Pride and graduated with the class of 1999. I threw my lucky pennies in the Euclid Square Mall water fountain, shopped at the Merry Go Round and learned how to skate at the Rollerdrome. I sat on the sidewalks of Babbitt Road and watched my first and only soap box derby. My first adult beverage was at Tradewinds and I was there till the wheels fell off at Brogan’s Irish Pub.  Euclid holds the memoirs my first kiss, my first job and introduced me to my husband. This city has been good to me. However, there is an end to everything, good things as well. 

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017