On a rainy Sunday afternoon pastors and faith leaders from several Euclid places of worship gathered to pray and appeal for a stronger more peaceful community. Joined by local political leaders and members of the community, the event would seem unique in some cities. In Euclid these type of gatherings have become the norm over the past three years as Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail searches for ways to bring Euclid together as a community.
Calling all Euclid Central, Euclid Shore and Euclid High School Graduates! In the spirit of the German tradition of "Stammtisch," or regular table, there is a table reserved every Wednesday at the Euclid Culinary Bistro at the Shore Cultural Centre for all graduates of the Euclid public schools. Please join us from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. every Wednesday (when school is in session). See old friends and make new ones, while getting a great meal for your money and supporting Euclid's culinary arts program. See you there and Guten Appetit!
Choices. Life is full of them. In a world bubbling with technology and messaging, we are inundated with options -- choices. How do you sort them out? Are you happy with your decisions? Or do you dream of changing them? How do you decide? What process do you use to select a way forward? Then finally, when you make your decision, do you get what you want? Or do you find yourself faced with disappointment? Have you ever thought about how your decisions impact your work or home life? Let’s take a closer look at what happens when you make decisions.
The holidays are here, and we’re already starting to think about how all those treats are going to hit our waistlines – and our blood pressure, and our cholesterol, and so on. Go ahead and enjoy yourself – a healthy life is all about balance. But as we go through the holiday season enjoying those treats, and that time with friends and family, we also have to realize the greatest gift we have is our health. So with this coming new year, make a gift to yourself – and make some plans to really care for your own health and wellness.
While Americans eagerly embrace the spirit of giving throughout the year, a lion’s share of donations are made in December.
On Saturday, November 17th, Dr. Roy Larick led a tour of Euclid Cemetery in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the armistice that ended World War I (WWI), which is commemorated each year on Veterans Day. The tour was sponsored by Councilwoman Caviness and co-sponsored by Councilman Langman and Councilwoman Gorshe. Euclid Historical Society provided a reception following the tour.
The Lakeland Civic Association, its members, and all residents of its neighborhood are celebrating the season with their annual holiday observances.
December! It’s hard to believe that I’ve been a Councilman for almost a year. It has been a busy year to say the least! Back in February my assistant wrote an article on “A Day in the Life of a New Councilman”. I am writing this one as an update.
The festive beginning to the holidays, the 2018 Euclid Holiday Celebration, was held on November 30th. The City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre would like to thank our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor: Moore Counseling and Mediation Services, Star Sponsor: K & D, Holiday Concert Sponsor: Euclid Hospital, Santa and Mrs. Claus: Infield Chiropractic Clinic and GDP Group, Horse Drawn Wagon Sponsor: Sims Buick GMC, Bell Sponsors: Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish and Manzanec, Raskin, and Ryder Co., L.P.A., Holly Sponsors: Kiddie City Child Care Community, Independent Energy Consultants, Great Scott Tavern, The Fedeli Group, Chagrin Valley Engineering, The Help Foundation, Our Lady of the Lake, Gift Sponsors: Sievers Security, Church of the Celebration, and, a very special thank you to Emser's Power Air Duct Cleaning, ParkerFotos, Jen Hearn Photography, Euclid Symphony Orchestra! We also would like to thank our many volunteers, staff members, and community members for their attendance and participation. The event would not have been possible without you. We appreciate all the support, and wish everyone a Happy New Year!
In the midst of the first snow, and heading into the festive holiday season in Euclid, members of the Euclid CommUNITY Relations Task Force are joining in the festivities and greeting neighbors – old and new. Look for us at Euclid events. We’ll be wearing our CommUNITY Relations nametags and we like nothing better than hearing from you. You can also find info and updates on the City of Euclid Neighborhood Engagement/ Community Relations page:
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God blessed the students of Ss. Robert and William Catholic School with a beautiful day as they took to the streets on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the fifth SRW Walk-a-Thon. The goal of the Walk-a-Thon was not only to encourage physical fitness among students, but also to encourage the spirit of working together to earn money for a specific reason. The funds from this year’s Walk-a-Thon were designated for the gym renovation project including a new floor and ceiling, the addition of a kitchen for concessions and restrooms.
Local blogger (https://storiesfromasoulsister.wordpress.com) and Stay-at-Home Mom Emily Holody has teamed up with Funeral Director Steve Waite of Jakubs & Son and Jakubs-Waite Funeral homes. Together they are working to provide the funeral homes Facebook pages with writings, inspirational quotes, and an online grief group (Facebook Fire and Rain Grief Group.)
Thank you. When is the last time you said those simple words? When is the last time someone said those words to you? When we look around our community we can find reasons to be proud and optimistic. We can see change and growth. We can see people striving to contribute through their labor, talents and passions. Even so, what happens when those efforts go unnoticed? How long can anyone sustain true change without the encouragement of someone close to them?
Are you a K-12 grade student or a group (ages 5 to 18) interested in showing your performing or visual arts talent? Would you like to win cool prizes, cash and even a scholarship? If so, then the iN Education’s Battle of the Teal 4EDU is the competition for you!
Charlene Mancuso, president of the Euclid City Council, will speak at the next public meeting of the Lakeland Civic Association to be held October 11th at 7:00pm at the Wickliffe Public Library.
In a bit of irony, two events held on the evening of August 29 highlighted the battle that will define the future of Euclid’s tax burden and financial future. At the Briardale Greens Pavilion, over 60 residents opposed to new taxes gathered at a rally to kick off their efforts to stop two ballot initiatives being pushed by Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail and Euclid’s City Council. Across town at the Help Foundation, the Mayor and Council President Charlene Mancuso hosted their fourth briefing for the public on why the tax measures were needed.
On Saturday, September 8, 2018 HELP Foundation ran The Great Ice Cream Chase! This 5k race and 1-mile walk to bring awareness to intellectual and developmental disabilities was especially cool because every participant was rewarded with East Coast Custard ice cream once they crossed the finish line. Participants took off down Lakeshore Ave and raced to be the first to receive their frozen treat. Thank you to everyone that came out to run or walk with us!
Keep Euclid Beautiful often gets questions about recycling. The Do's and Dont's are different in each State and sometimes vary from city to city. This can make recycling a bit confusing. In this column, Keep Euclid Beautiful will do our best to answer your recycling questions based on the guidelines for the City of Euclid and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.
Members of the Euclid CommUNITY Relations Task Force continue to engage with all Euclid residents, and we encourage you to share your kudos and ideas.
Remember the B&B Appliance that did business on the South Marginal in Euclid for 50 years? Euclid Historical Society has recently acquired one of the old signs and is excited to add this piece of local Americana to its collection.
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Kiddie City Childcare Community is the proud recipient of a Dollar General Literacy Grant. The grant was co-authored by Jennifer Morrison Garza, Curriculum and Instruction consultant at Kiddie City, and Greg Bartram, retired teacher with the Euclid City Schools.
As we cross this milky way, may we remember to stay thankful, and remain grateful for all we have this great day in our ages. This current stage we find ourselves in comes with each days challenges. Let us resonate to each others vibes and radiate our lights for the main delights. Once we were blind buy us coming together kindness started taking over the whole human race. Which is just a taste, will we rise beginning with a mythical glance from the lake, the bay, and the ocean. This vision of my current state is of crystal tough as ford, titanium, even selenium. Now the secret ingredients of That great Garden are also starting to come into focus. Its been a while since our last meet, through the seeking of The Real bosses Kingdom, went on a long journey that was quite thorny through the milky way and onto the other side. Till we meet again..........
Debt leftover from Summer vacation. New purchases for getting the kids back to school. An emergency car repair.
Hello My Fellow Euclid Citizens,
My name is Jesse, I am a senior at the high school and I was diagnoised with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in 2007. My whole life I have had many experiances both good and bad involving me and my disorder. During my time at the old Upson Elementary School I was bullied and made fun of because many people did not understand that I am diffrent and special in my own way. Due to this I have been in fights, assaulted, teased, and humilated by others who barely knew me. There for because of this turn of events when I was in this school the bullying got so bad i wanted to go home sick everyday because I got so scared I would make my self puke. When I was this young I felt like I only had one friend who cared anything about me and that friends name is Tashae. Eventually, I graduated from Upson Elementary School and then went to Forest Park Middle School. During my time at FPMS I had a hard time socializing because of my past at Upson and due to that I still did not fit in and people called me weird and anti-social. I had even been what i like to call blocked from making new friends becuase of this. The few friends I did make I still see occasionally, but it fells like our friendships are coming to an end little by little. This is scarry for someone like me because people with autism cherrish friendships and likes to make others happy. I will never forget when I walked accross the stage at forest park when barely any of my classmates looked happy to see me get that far in my life. When I entered high school I ment a program that changed my life its name was the Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps. During my time in the NJROTC at euclid high I helped train others, I mentored others and I made new friends. The one person that changed my life the most was Sgt Maj. John F Rethage who turned me into a man with the help of Lt Cmdr. Dennis Morrick. When i started i had trouble communicating with others, but by the time i left i was a leader and was helping change the life of younger students. after my time in the NJROTC, i was accepted into the one program i fell like i fit in the most: Euclid High's Criminal Justice Program. Since I have joined this program i have made 16 new friends i like to call my brothers and sisters because of the bond i fell with them. I owe the happiest years of my life to three adults: Sgt Major John Rethage and Lt Cmdr Morrick of the NJROTC and Cmdr Selvaggio of the criminal justice program because over the 2 years in the NJROTC and my almost 2 years in the criminal justice program, i have became a man. When I walk the stage in may 2019, I will have these three to thank along with the staff at EHS and my fellow students, who i now get along with.
Spending so much time on our “thrones” may sometimes lead our minds to wonder: What happens after the flush? Where does it go? How does all that dirty water get clean? On September 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., find out answers to all these questions and more at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Open House and Clean Water Fest.
The annual Host Garden Reception sponsored by the Euclid Shade Tree/Municipal Beautification Commission was held Thursday August 9, 2018 at Euclid City Hall to show the commission’s gratitude to all who participated in this year’s successful event. The tour, held July 21-22, 2018, featured 19 distinctly beautiful outdoor settings and once again demonstrated Euclid homeowners’ passion and talent for creating their private garden retreats, each sure to inspire one’s imagination. A Japanese maple garden and a four season dream where the focus is on form, color, and texture were just two of the gardens offering visitors an exciting blend of architectural history.
Voters have many important decisions to make in the November 6th General Election. There are federal, state, county and judicial candidates on the ballot. There will also be state and local issues to be decided by voters.
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Members of the Lakeland Civic Association recently gathered for a summer picnic at their neighborhood's famous Triangle. The weather couldn't have been better as they enjoyed the food and beverages, played games, and relaxed in one another's company.
Living life to the fullest is a big part of HELP Foundation’s mission of service to people who have developmental disabilities and the residents and staff at HELP’s Zborowsky home are a fun, supportive extended family that does just that! This energetic group of young people has become a fun loving extended family supporting and caring for each other as they grow into adulthood. This summer they all gathered to cheer for Raizel as she graduated from high school, enjoyed a trip to Cedar Point, got dressed up for a party, and simply enjoyed dinners at home together. This specialized group home was opened years ago to provide care for children with disabilities and they have grown into young adults learning to explore and grow in the world.
As Euclid’s resident space for coworking and collaboration, The Green House is already a haven for creatives and entrepreneurs—and a new class being offered this fall will empower them to step up their game. Euclid resident and FreshWater Cleveland editor Jen Jones Donatelli will teach “CLEative Groove: An Artist’s Way Journey,” a 12-week course geared at personal and professional transformation.
Based on Julia Cameron’s best-selling book The Artist’s Way, the course will offer interactive, insightful exercises and tools for making creative breakthroughs. “Whether you want to spark your side hustle, kickstart your art, or just get out of a personal or professional rut, The Artist’s Way is a meaningful way to do just that, and its impact continues long past the course,” says Jones Donatelli.
Jones Donatelli should know—she studied The Artist’s Way in Los Angeles for many years with Cameron’s colleague Kelly Morgan. Jones Donatelli’s own career has spanned many creative pursuits, from the entertainment industry to journalism to event planning. She has also taught courses on writing and creativity for Ohio University, Literary Cleveland, StoryStudio Chicago, and MediaBistro. A Euclid native, she relocated back to Cleveland in December 2017 after 16 years in Los Angeles. “Most people I speak to here in Cleveland say they haven’t heard of the Artist’s Way yet, but they're intrigued. I’m excited to share it with a new audience and launch ‘CLEative Groove,” says Jones Donatelli.
Jones Donatelli is quick to point out that the class isn’t just for artists or creative types—it’s for everyone. “Just read the reviews on Amazon for the book, and it becomes clear that The Artist’s Way has something for anyone who is looking to make a change or tap into their creativity,” says Jones Donatelli. “Taking a class on the Artist’s Way is basically an investment in self-care and self-discovery.”
The class will take place on Tuesday nights from 7-9:30 starting September 25 and concluding December 11; it will be held upstairs at The Green House on Lake Shore Blvd. To learn more or to sign up for the course, please visit www.creativegroove.com or email Jones Donatelli at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
CARSTAR franchise partners, along with additional CARSTAR locations across North America, recently celebrated CARSTAR’s annual Shine Month with the Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis in Canada, the Great Strides Walk in the U.S., car washes, BBQs, golf tournaments, wing nights, auctions and more – all to support the cause of finding a cure for cystic fibrosis. Through these events, they raised thousands of dollars to help those living with cystic fibrosis.
The family of Army SPC Stephen McGowan continue to inspire and keep their son’s legacy alive 5 years after his death.
Last month,parents Michael and Mary McGowan,along with brothers and sisters Melissa and Mike & Amie Ferencz hosted their 5th Annual SPC Stephen McGowanGolf Outing in Euclid.
Each year the McGowans select a different charity to support - this year it was Operation Warrior Wishes, a “Make A Wish” type foundation for Wounded vets and fallen heroes.
The McGowans were also invited to the 5th Annual Warrior Wishes Golf Outing later in the month, where their son Stephen was honored again,with 4 other fallen heroes.
At the Warrior Wishes event,the McGowan family presented Operation Warrior Wishes a check for $3000 in their son’s name.
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58 Years Later, Historic National Study to Reconnect with Euclid Sr. High School Classes of 1960-1963
In 1960, the classes of 1960-63 at Euclid Sr. High School in Euclid, OH, became part of Project Talent, a landmark study of 440,000 American teenagers; Project Talent has launched a 58-year follow-up of its participants, focusing on unravelling the mysteries of Alzheimer’s disease
WASHINGTON D.C. – In 1960, the students of Euclid Sr. High School in Euclid, OH, became part of a landmark study called Project Talent. The study included more than 400,000 teenagers from all walks of life and presented a snapshot of a generation coming of age on the cusp of a new era. It was the most comprehensive study of American high school students ever conducted. This week, 58 years since the original study was launched, participants will be sent a questionnaire and asked to take part in a follow-up study designed to learn how their lives have unfolded over the past five decades.
Over two full days in the spring of 1960, Project Talent assessed the aptitudes and abilities, hopes and expectations of high school students from 1,353 schools across the country. The goal was to identify the unique strengths and interests of America’s young people and to ensure they were being guided into careers that would make the best use of their talents. Follow-up studies collected information on occupations, family formation, education, and health. The study was developed by the American Institutes for Research (AIR) and funded by the United States Office of Education.
PUBLIC NOTICE: There will be a questions & comments drop box placed in Euclid Hill Villa’s management office from August 30, 2018 to September 15, 2018 for residents and all members of the community to submit any questions and comments they may have concerning the planned renovation of Euclid Hill Villa using State of Ohio Low Income Housing Tax Credits. Euclid Hill Villa is located at 100 Richmond Rd., Euclid, OH 44143.
Would you like to volunteer close to home where you can make a meaningful difference to families in the community? Hospice of the Western Reserve, a nonprofit organization that helps families through one of life’s most difficult times, is seeking caring people who want to give back to others by becoming a hands-on care volunteer. New volunteers are needed to join the hospice team to provide compassionate support and comfort to patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House, the inpatient care unit on E. 185th Street in Collinwood.
Perspective is defined as, “a way of looking at something or a frame of reference”. Recently my wife, Dr. Martina Moore, and I had the privilege of participating in a program that has drastically altered our perspective. The Euclid Police Department has a program called “A Day in the Life of a Euclid Police Officer”. At a recent Coffee Connection sponsored by the Euclid Chamber of Commerce, we were invited by Officer George Panagiotou to what we thought was a workshop or a lecture on the basics of police work. It turned out to be much more than that.