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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

African Children's Choir Performs at Kiddie City

Community members who visited Kiddie City Childcare Community on Wednesday, December 14th were in for a holiday treat! The Grammy-nominated African Children’s Choir performed a spirited show of African songs, gospels, and Christmas tunes on the Kiddie City stage.

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

Millcraft Brings Home a Win at David Simpson Hospice House

Millcraft, a distributor and converter of fine commercial paper and envelopes, kicked off its 2016 holiday season by donating time and funds to non-profit organizations through its “buy & give” copy paper purchasing program. The team recently stopped by David Simpson Hospice House to present a check donation to Hospice of the Western Reserve for $15,000, along with lunch.

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

Citizens Bank leaders join forces for charitable giving in Northeast Ohio

Citizens Bank believes that its success is tied directly to the strength of the communities it serves.  In that spirit and in recognition of the holiday season, members of the Citizens senior leadership team have made personal donations totaling $200,000 to the Citizens Charitable Foundation. This first-ever coordinated gift by Citizens senior leaders will extend efforts by the bank and its employees to fight hunger, provide shelter, strengthen communities and help people manage their money in Northeast Ohio and other areas that Citizens serves.  

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

“Tap Talks” Return in February at Euclid Brewing Company

Euclid Brewing Company will bring back its short lecture series in the brewery’s tap room on Thursdays in February. The Tap Talks will feature guest speakers who will discuss topics in the areas of history, manufacturing, science and technology. All talks will begin at 7 p.m. The speaker schedule is being finalized.  

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

Thank You Nager, Romain & Schneiberg Co,L.P.A

Councilwomen Hill and Laprade Early Learning center would like to thank Nager, Romain & Schneiberg Co, L.P.A for their commitment and dedication to Ward 3 and the City of Euclid. Not only did they give out 123 turkeys for Thanksgiving, but they also adopted two families in the city and gave an abundance of gifts. Each family had a total of four children. One mother had just lost her twin sister in October and the other mother just delivered a set of twins right before Christmas, to join her twin other twin daughters. The companies generosity surely brought joy and cheer to these families during this holiday season. 

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

Letter to the Community

Dear Euclid Residents,

On November 8, 2016 Euclid voters passed Issue 111. The Euclid Board of Education would like to thank the voters of Euclid for your support of Euclid City Schools.  Your support allows us to Finish the Job we started when we built our four new elementary schools.  We will now be able to provide all students in Euclid schools with the 21st Century learning environments they need to succeed.

There is much work to be done to move our Finish the Job initiative forward toward ultimately rebuilding Euclid High School, building a new Middle School, building a new Early Learning Village, as well as making improvements to Sparky DiBiasio Stadium, Memorial Park and creating a new Metro Park at the Central Middle School site. We will be keeping the community informed as to the project’s progress.  Our progress can be monitored by following an informative Finish the Job Blog.  The blog can be found at www.euclidschools.org under the Our Euclid tab.  The Euclid Board of Education meetings will soon be broadcasted on the City of Euclid cable channel.  Project updates as well as opportunities for community participation in the project will be communicated at Euclid Board of Education Meeting.  If at any time you have a question about the project or have any concerns related to Euclid City Schools please feel free to contact a Board Member.  Our Superintendent Dr. Smialek can also be contacted at any time with any question you might have.  All contact information for the board and administration can be found on www.euclidschools.org under the Our Euclid tab- Board of Education or Administration.

Thank you once again to Euclid Voters for allowing our Finish the Job Initiative to become a reality.

Donna Sudar, Tisha Thomas, Kathy DeAngelis,  Angela Lisy,  Steve Johnson Jr. 

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Give to HELP (2x!)

HELP Foundation, Inc. kicked off this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign with an exciting announcement: The first $5,000 of year-end donations to HELP will be matched by generous donors John and Julie Ann Sweet Buntin! This announcement motivated friends of HELP to make their year-end donations early and generously leading to HELP’s most successful #GivingTuesday initiative to date. We are extremely grateful for the many donors, old and new, who have contributed to HELP so far this year.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Naturally Grateful

NATURALLY GRATEFUL

The Thanksgiving table is just not grand enough to voice all blessings. But for many, just that one day of Thanksgiving sets in motion an attitude where gratitude more effortlessly comes to mind.

The Creator’s magnificent work, coupled with vision of community leaders, led to the founding of the Cleveland Metroparks a century ago. In a blog post, an avid biker, Ryan Stargell, praised the Euclid Creek and the Park that shares its name: “to wander, get lost in, take the bike trails, check out the scenery, enjoy the waterfalls. It's a Metropark, so it is beautifully maintained. You simply go and enjoy your oneness with nature.”

Euclid Creek is a neighbor to Euclid and North Collinwood. Creek water courses downhill through 34 miles of streams and 11 communities before flowing into Lake Erie at Wildwood Park. So there is reason to be curious about what’s happening upstream.

Jennifer Grieser of the Metroparks Urban Watersheds led a hike in November through the new Acacia Reservation. For nearly a century, these 155 acres were an exclusive country club of manicured fairways. In late 2012, Cleveland Metroparks acquired this open space within the shopping plazas through a generous donation from the Conservation Fund. This nonprofit restoration group envisioned the urban Acacia as a preserve of forests and scattered meadows dotted with open water areas allowing folks to connect with nature.

Regular watering kept the golf course green. The idea was to water early and drain quickly so golfers could play. To accomplish this, course managers constructed a system of drain tiles and spillways. Water, laden with harmful nutrients, flushed into Euclid Creek. Even worse during storms, runoff raced from acres of paved surfaces of the nearby shopping centers carrying contaminants and debris into an overwhelmed waterway.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Volunteers Wanted

We are seeking outgoing, energetic individuals who love to interact with people. If you have an interest in local history, architecture, and helping people enjoy life's special moments, then the Henn Mansion might be a good fit for you. To request a Volunteer Application, please call 216-731-5060.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

Things to remember as winter approaches

As autumn winds down and the last of the leaves hit the ground there are a few things to remember. City leaf crews will continue to collect leaves that are raked onto the tree lawn into December. Please continue to check the City of Euclid website for the latest information on where crews are working daily. Early in December a start date for the final collection of leaves for 2016 will be posted. On that date crews will begin the last pickup across the City. We do ask you continue to keep leaves placed on the tree lawns only and not in the street.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

What to know About Leaf Collection

With the fall season upon us once again, it’s time to talk leaf pickup.  I would like to go over some of the specifics, as well as let you know how to track what neighborhoods crews are in on any given day.  Pickup will begin as leaves start falling in volume – this is typically mid to late October.  Crews will continue picking up until approximately December depending on how quickly the trees shed the leaves.  There will be advanced notice before crews start the final collection through the City.  That information will be posted on the City of Euclid website (www.cityofeuclid.com).  Leaf pickup will not be tied to your trash pickup day as in the past.  The crews will start in the Southwest corner of the City working across to the Northeast corner.  The City website will have the most up to date information on the location of the crews.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

Willow Praise Thanksgiving Meal

Now that the summer is behind us, the days are shorter, the air crisp. Our thoughts turn to the holidays. It is hard to imagine that Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away. Willow Praise Church in Willowick will be hosting its annual Community Thanksgiving Meal on Thursday November 26 from 12pm- 2pm. This is their 15th year of serving free Thanksgiving meals.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

Hard Hat Day with Dad

Annalieu Davis watched the construction crane drop pre-fab sections of the Chipotle Restaurant into place. With a free day from school, she put on a hard hat to spend the day with her father. Travis Davis is part of Millstone Contractors who hope to close in the building before the weather turns.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

The word Euclid means good and glory; Living up to the name.

On Euclid Avenue, in Euclid,Ohio  good and glorious things are happening . Laparade Early Learning and Training Center has opened up a teen out of school time cafe' ( Deia's Dream Cafe ) at 25000 Euclid Avenue,( the old charter one bank)  The cafe' is  a drop in center for youth ages 13 to 17. A cafe that is  a safe place for all teens to come and socialize in acceptable ways with their friend. Deia's Dream Cafe is named after a women whose actions spoke volumes to people of all ages. Minister Bradley was a faithful servant of GOD, she served as the executive minister of Imani United Church of Christ , where she was a member for over twenty years, she was a co-founder of Laparade Early Learning AND Training Center, and she taught parenting classes at a local women's correctional facility.Deia helped write several grants for start-up non-profits and most of all she loved empowering people to dream , she was a constant giver, even after her life assignment was completed here , she left a legacy to her church and to her family  and that is what Deia's Dream Cafe will be.  A place where people can give of themselves to young people, and model quality interaction , among peers, and adults, and learn how to value legacies.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016

Home Remodeling Done Right

It is hard these days to get a remodeler to come out and even give you a quote. Not The Flying Scotsman. Give Peter Quinn a call and he will come flying. It is refreshing to find a company that does what they promise, on time, and with great attention to detail. Peter and his staff are true professionals.

They have worked with me on several projects in the past, and it was with complete confidence that I hired them recently to expand a closet and refinish my hardwood floors. I am not real handy, so to do what they did to the closet and make it look so....perfect .... was like magic to me.

Peter and his crew then sanded and refinished my bedroom, living room, dining room, and family room floors. The job was done on time, within budget and the floors look amazing.

Whatever type of carpenter wizardry you need from steps to a gorgeous deck, the Scotsman is up to the task. He can hang drywall, paint your bedroom , or build a whole new kitchen or bath. He lives right here in the Waterloo neighborhood and comes with my highest recommendation. Give him a call and tell him the Observer sent you.

The Flying Scotsman

Peter Quinn

440.477.0955

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:53 PM, 11.07.2016