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The Flying Scotsman, Peter Quinn, Comes to the Rescue Again.

I needed gutters. I needed gutters bad. I know Peter Quinn the Flying Scotsman is a wizard at kitchen and bath remodels. I have seen firsthand the amazing decks he has built. He and his crew did a 5 star job resurfacing my hard wood floors. But I needed gutters, so I called Peter. He said, "Aaaa Laddie, it's no a problem."

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Keeping Euclid Beautiful, Rain or Shine

Rain didn’t put a damper on the latest collaboration with volunteers and “Keep Euclid Beautiful”.  Sixteen (16) freshman from Case Western Reserve University learned one of life’s most important mantras August 24th; overcome and adapt.  The original plan for this morning was to paint and repair the Skate Park on Milton Avenue but the weather had a different plan.  So this group of students along with Keep Euclid Volunteers pitched in and cleaned up the inside of CE Orr arena. 

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Make That Next Presentation Memorable!

Has the boss asked you to conduct a presentation to your colleagues? Do you have a job interview coming up? Are you nervous when you speak in front of a group? Do you find that you have something important to say, but have trouble making your point effectively and with authority? If you want to improve your communication skills, then Toastmasters has something to offer. Participating in a Toastmasters club provides a friendly, encouraging environment for people with various backgrounds and experience with public speaking. Meetings typically include opportunities for members to conduct prepared presentations, conduct impromptu speeches, and evaluate or be evaluated on communication and leadership skills displayed throughout the meeting.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Second Blessings

The 4th Annual Second Blessings Rummage Sale will take place at Saint John of the Cross Parish, 140 Richmond Road in Euclid on September 9 from 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday September 10 from noon until 5 pm. This is a HUGE boutique-style sale like none you have ever seen! Over 18,000 square feet of gently used items including designer clothing, furniture, toys, housewares, linens, sporting goods and more. All items have been donated from the parish and surrounding  community in hopes that they will become a blessing to someone else.   Admission is free, but if you enter at 8 am on Saturday to get the best selections, the cost is $5 and will be donated to the Euclid Hunger Center.  All proceeds from the sale support the mission of the parish. Saint John of the Cross Parish has over 75 volunteers working year round to ensure a wonderful experience for everyone who walks in the doors to attend this spectacular sale.  For more information, visit their  website: saintjohnofthecross.org or call the parish office: (216) 289-0770.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Paladar Latin Kitchen Brings Nuevo Latino Vibe to David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed the culinary staff from Paladar Latin Kitchen, 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, to David Simpson Hospice House recently for its Meal to Remember program.  Chef Charles Sackman and his culinary staff prepared a festive gourmet dinner for patients and their families featuring specialties of the house, including mojo chicken, rice, seasoned black beans, homemade plantain chips with pico de gallo and homemade margarita donuts with frosting. A selection of fine wines was donated by Scoperta Importing, Inc.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

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 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School Teaches Slovenian

September 9th marks the beginning of another year for the St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School  The language classes meet on two Saturday mornings a month from 9:15 to 11:45.  Classes are held at St. Martin de Porres High School,  6111 Lausche Avenue, Cleveland.   Tuition is $50.00 per semester or $100.00 for the whole year.  Textbooks are from Slovenia and are purchased separately from each instructor.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Paladar Latin Kitchen Brings Nuevo Latino Vibe to David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed the culinary staff from Paladar Latin Kitchen, 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, to David Simpson Hospice House recently for its Meal to Remember program.  Chef Charles Sackman and his culinary staff prepared a festive gourmet dinner for patients and their families featuring specialties of the house, including mojo chicken, rice, seasoned black beans, homemade plantain chips with pico de gallo and homemade margarita donuts with frosting. A selection of fine wines was donated by Scoperta Importing, Inc.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

The History of HELP

HELP Foundation is still a relatively new neighbor in Euclid after opening our first program here in 2011 at our Shore Center Adult Day & Vocational Program, but as an organization we’ve been assisting people who have developmental disabilities since 1965!

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Silhouette Golf Outing a success

Silhouette Productions would like to thank all Volunteers, Donators, Hole Sponsors, Golfers, Entertainment, Briardale Greens and their professional Staff for making this event a success.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 4:31 PM, 09.14.2017

Dine in Downtown Euclid to support the Art Walk

Save the date for the second ‘This is Euclid’ Art Walk on Friday, September 22nd from 6-11pm. While you are adding events to your calendar – make dinner plans at two restaurants in Downtown Euclid this month where a percentage of proceeds benefit the Art Walk.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 12:15 PM, 08.04.2017

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2017 Applicants

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged community leaders.  The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Euclid Hunger Center Kicks off Summer!

After a day of threatening dark clouds, the sun shone brightly on the 7th annual "Kick Off Summer" fundraiser, which benefitted the Euclid Hunger Center. More than 150 guests gathered under the pavilion at Briardale Greens Golf Course for an evening of food, beverages, music, raffles and fun.  

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Euclid is in Bloom with Adopt-a-Planter Program

Earlier this Spring, Keep Euclid Beautiful debuted a new program where residents or businesses could sponsor one or more planters that the city has along Downtown Euclid, E. 185th Street and at the lakefront pier. The cost was $35.00 a planter and the funds donated to Keep Euclid Beautiful, thru the Adopt-a-Planter program, helped offset the cost of flowers purchased by the city and planted in the containers. The sponsors were also given the option to plant the flowers provided by the city themselves, or Keep Euclid Beautiful could plant the flowers on their behalf. This new program is slightly different from the current Adopt-a-Spot program, in that it focuses on planting flowers for beautification within the city.

On a warm Tuesday afternoon in May, under the guidance of the Parks Department, Keep Euclid Beautiful volunteers along with Adopt-a-Planter sponsors and city employees from the Planning & Development department, donated their time and planted over 45 containers along Lake Shore Blvd. in downtown Euclid and 5 planters down at the lakefront pier. There has been a very positive response to this newest program, so Keep Euclid Beautiful is looking forward to making it available again early next year.

The City of Euclid and Keep Euclid Beautiful would like to recognize these 2017 Adopt-a-Planter sponsors:

Ron & Judi Zivic, Cortina's Restaurant, Steve & Christine McIntosh, Harvard Soul Bistro, Melissa Jolly, The LakeShore Garden Club, and Infield Chiropractic.

Thank you to all our sponsors for your support and helping us keep our city beautiful.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Outdoor Movie Night at Bluestone Elementary: FREE Fun for the Whole Family

Euclid residents are invited for the first Outdoor Movie Night on Thursday, July 6th at 8:30pm Bluestone Elementary School (1455 E. 260th Street) for a free screening of the 2016 blockbuster movie “SING” (rated PG). The movie will begin at sun-down at approximately 9pm after brief welcome remarks.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

A Bouquet of Thanks

Have you driven past Mary Mavec Opportunity School at 21701 Lake Shore Blvd. lately? Thanks to Mahdi Caravan No. 142 Order of Alhambra, we have received a fresh new  look. Mahdi Caravan provided a donation that allowed us to hire a landscaping crew from Parks Tree. They did a fabulous job for us,  just in time for summer. THANK YOU Mahdi Caravan for the wonderful donation and all of the things you do for Mary Mavec Opportunity School.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

HELP Foundation Car Wash & Bake Sale

On July 18th and 19th HELP’s popular Cars & Cookies fundraiser will return to 22741 Shore Center Drive for a two day car wash and bake sale extravaganza! Stop by anytime between 11:00am – 1:45pm to have your car washed and pick up some delicious treats along the way. Car washes and bake sale items will be available by cash, check or credit card donation. We will plan to set up shop rain or shine, but ask that you check our Facebook page closer to the event for any pertinent weather updates: facebook.com/helpfoundationinc.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

American Punch Co. Starts Major Expansion

Last month, the American Punch Company started construction on a major expansion project in the Century Corners Business Park on Euclid Avenue.  The 23,000 square foot building addition will roughly double the amount of space for this Euclid-based company.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Opening this Fall - Euclid Preparatory School

We are excited to announce the opening of our brand new school, Euclid Preparatory School (EPS), located at 23001 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, OH  44117 - between E. 222nd St and Babbit Road.  EPS sits on a large, beautiful, green campus in the heart of Euclid.  We serve scholars in Kindergarten thru 8th Grade, and we are enrolling now!  Our vision is to create a culture of high expectations for behavior and academics through rigorous, research-based curricula and a focus on achieivement.  It is our goal that 100% of our scholars will continue on to a college preparatory high school, and be accepted to a four-year college or university!  We offer:

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

Former Car Wash Selected for Environmental Testing

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the former Al Paul Car Wash site at 22701 Shore Center Drive for environmental testing under the Targeted Brownfield Assessment Program.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 11:11 AM, 07.07.2017

The Big Clean = Big Success

Northeast Ohioans never let a little bad weather stop them.  Despite cold, drizzly weather, two communities came together to make a difference. Keep Euclid Beautiful kicked off a week long cleanup for Euclid with their first big event, The Big Clean.   Collinwood neighbors joined with Euclid neighbors, competing to clean their streets by picking up litter on a Saturday morning.  hanks to our host for the event, Villa Angela- St. Joseph High School, volunteers met to pick up supplies donated by Keep America Beautiful, Jim O’Hare, Marty Miller, QRS Supplies, Shore Cultural Center, Euclid Hospital, and Enviro Chemical.  VASJ Students helped guide participants through their school and served fresh coffee donated by Blackwater Roasters and scrumptious doughnuts donated by Dunkin Donuts.  Volunteers then returned to VASJ High School after 3 hours of picking up litter to enjoy bottled water donated by Dave’s Supermarket and eat pizza and chips donated by Marco’s Pizza and Ganley Subaru of Wickliffe.   WINT/1330 radio provided background music and helped welcome special guest speakers Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail, Councilman Michael Polensek and VASJ President Bill Cervenik.  While totals were being tabulated for litter collected by each community, door prizes were raffled off.  A special thanks for door prizes, financial donations and volunteer support go to Jax Printing, Paragon Restaurant & Martini Bar, Northeast Shores Development Corp., The Euclid Shade Tree Commission, Dave Carlson, Marche-N-Haab Beauty Salon, Garden PhD, Dave Lynch, Citizen Pie, Blue Arrow Records, Chili Peppers Mexican Grill, Court Community Service and Euclid Beach adopt-a-beach team. 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Outdoor Movie Night at Bluestone Elementary: FREE Fun for the Whole Family

Mark your calendars because you will not want to miss this outdoor movie night.  On Thursday, July 6th, 2017 at 8:30pm Euclid residents are invited to the lawn at Bluestone Elementary School (1455 E. 260th Street) for a free screening of the 2016 blockbuster movie “SING” (rated PG). The movie will begin at sun-down at approximately 9pm after brief welcome remarks.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

The Euclid Chamber of Commerce Honors Class of 2016 Award Winners

On the evening of May 4th, over 150 people gathered at the Lakefront Community Center to honor the Class of 2016 awardees:

Large Business of the Year:  American Punch Co.
Small Business of the Year:  Eaton Family Credit Union
Large Organization of the Year:  Euclid Hospital
Small Organization of the Year:  Kiddie City Child Care Community
Business Persons of the Year:  Mr. Brian Moore and Dr. Martina Moore
Bluestone Award: Euclid Brewing Company
Bluestone Award: Lynard Zingale, Allstate Insurance Agency
Bluestone Award: Daugherty Construction
Bluestone Award: NEO Sports Plant

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

6th Annual Kick off Summer for Euclid Hunger Center

The Euclid Hunger Center invites you to attend the 6th Annual Kick Off Summer Event coming up on Thursday, June 15, from 6:00-9:00 pm.  The fundraiser will be held at the Pavilion at Briardale Greens Golf Course on Babbit Road.  Your $25 ticket will provide you with a picnic-style dinner, two cocktails, music, games and raffle baskets to win.  Reserved tables of 6 can also be purchased for $135.  All proceeds from the event will benefit the Euclid Hunger Center, our city's small, community food pantry, located in the Shore Cultural Centre.  Our mission is to offer a positive, compassionate environment in which to provide food assistance to eligible Euclid residents.  Last year we distributed food to an average of 600 families per month, in nearly 2,000 different households.  Our goal is to not only raise money for our operations, but also to raise awareness of the need we have within our community.  Please join us for a fun evening out, and be a part of our mission of "Neighbors helping Neighbors."  For tickets or for more information, contact Kay at 216/731-3329.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

New Sandwich Shop Opens in Euclid

On May 8, 2017, The City of Euclid, Euclid Chamber of Commerce and Northeast Shores Development Corporation hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the grand opening of Sammich, 651 E. 185th Street, Cleveland. Mayor Holzheimer Gail opened the ceremonies with a few words about the ongoing 185th-corridor improvements followed by Camille Maxwell, executive director of Northeast Shores, and Sheila Gibbons, executive director of Euclid Chamber of Commerce. Randy Carter, Sammich’s owner and owner of Jack Flaps breakfast and luncheon bistros, says, “We are proud to support the neighborhood and help the community grow to make it a better place for everyone.”

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Jobs Available at HELP Foundation

The individuals with disabilities served by HELP have some of the busiest social calendars during the summer months and we are seeking highly motivated Direct Care Workers to assist HELP with these activities. Days are filled with great outings or time outside soaking up the sun. HELP spends our summers frequenting the museums our city has to offer, taking trips to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, and hosting cookouts at our various facilities.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

What a Kazoo Can Teach

Kazoos have been a part of my life since my teaching days at Mentor High School.  This inexpensive, portable, and versatile instrument helped me serenade students on their birthdays and teach children’s music to my Parenting and Child Development classes.  I added the kazoo element to a staff holiday party and even convinced my pastor to include kazoo music during a lively worship service.  They’ve been to Kiddie City numerous times and they’ve helped me promote the Stroll on E. 200th Street.  Why I even carry extra kazoos along in my purse in case I feel brave enough to give a lesson to an inconsolable child at the grocery store (with parent’s permission) or cheer up a friend in the hospital.  Such an attention – getter but so much fun.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Tree Dedication for Judy Kelly

On Tuesday, May 9th, the Lake Shore Garden Club was pleased to honor one of its own, the late Judy Kelly.  A flowering cherry tree was planted in her memory in the Oval of the Henn Mansion. Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail recounted Judy's dedication to our Euclid community.  Judy was a life-long Euclid resident.  She was an avid gardener with a private greenhouse.  As a 30+ year member of the more than 80 year old Lake Shore Garden Club, Judy became the resident horticulturist and winner of countless blue ribbons for her specimens. She encouraged the Garden Club to establish the perennial garden in Sims Park and oversaw its continued care. Judy and her husband Roger helped save the Henn Mansion. Roger continues to contribute to the city as a Board member of the Henn and the Euclid Historical Society. Roger, their sons, Euclid policeman Captain Kevin Kelly and Brad of the Cleveland Clinic Finance Offices, his wife Pam, and many members of the Garden Club were so pleased to be present for the ceremony. Refreshments followed in the Oval. 

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

2017 Euclid Pond & Garden Tour

The Euclid Shade Tree Commission is pleased to announce the dates of the 2017 Pond & Garden Tour.  This year the Pond & Garden Tour will take Place Friday, July 14th through Sunday, July 16th.  The Commission is also excited to announce that there will be 2 twilight Tours this year.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

The Way It Was a half-century ago in Euclid

Editor’s note: The following news, sports, and other items were culled from the pages of the 1966 editions of the Euclid News-Journal, the city’s former weekly newspaper.

March 31 – Councilman-at-large Edward Eckart is named general chairman of a campaign to promote passage of a city charter amendment to initiate bi-partisan elections in Euclid. The “honorary” chairmen are Judge William Burns and Paul Torbett, a former city law director.

The plan was announced by Democratic leader Joe Whalen at a kick-off rally held at the Charterhouse Motel on Euclid Ave. Whalen displayed a campaign organization chart that included ward chairman Willard Schutt (Ward 1) Max Gerl and Genevieve Potts (Ward 3), and Frank Chukayne and Mike Gonakis (Ward 4).

(Introducing bi-partisan elections enabled the Democrats to field a slate of election candidates to challenge the long-dominant Coalition Party on a head-to-head basis rather than lumping all candidates together, without noting party affiliation, on the November ballot.)

               

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Before You Buy, Sell, or Build

Whether you buy, sell or build there are potential economic risks in every real estate and construction project, in any stage of evaluation, appraisal, purchase, funding, development, or even improvement of real property. There may also be physical or legal hurdles which must be addressed and resolved. The intricacies of purchase or sale require legal experience to guide the process and to minimize risk or legal challenges. Similarly, in any construction project, no matter how small or large, technical and legal experience are essential to implement and accomplish the goal of completion, on time, and within budget. In each and all of these individual tasks, the guidance and counsel of an experienced legal professional can make each stage of the process relatively free of delays, building and safety violations, added economic expense, and needless emotional involvement.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 5:55 PM, 06.13.2017

Shredding Services Available in Downtown Euclid

Do you have important documents, mail, or files laying around that you need shredded? HELP U Shred can help you out! HELP U Shred, conveniently located on Shore Center Drive, offers competitively priced contracts or drop-off options beginning at only $4.50 per box.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Euclid's 87th Annual Memorial Day Parade

May 29th, 2017 marks the 87th Memorial Day Parade and Service for The City of Euclid. The Euclid Joint Veterans Council invites all organizations and individuals to participate by being a part of the parade, attending the services or by being a spectator. Graveside service will begin at 7:45 AM at Euclid Cemetery followed by a second service at St. Paul’s Cemetery. The parade will begin at 10:00 AM. This year the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1056 with Commander Richard Pecnik will lead the parade. Awards will be given for Floats, Marching Bands, Marching Units, Youth Groups and Novelty.  Parade entry forms and information can be found on the City’s web site or picked up at City Hall. You can also contact Joint Veterans Council Chairman Chuck Hill at 216-732-9339 for information or application packets. Our theme is “If You Value Your Freedom, Thank a Veteran”. We welcome all Veterans to march in our parade and to remember those who have preceded them.   

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017

Newly Formed Croatian Professional Organization Aims to make a Social Impact

The Croatian community in Cleveland continues to flourish with the adoption of a local chapter of the Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP). The national organization’s goals are to connect Croatian communities in the United States, and around the world, to build a lifetime of connections to support business, networking and social activities.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 4:01 PM, 05.07.2017