Though most Ohioans consider themselves adept at protecting their personal information, a recent study found consumers may not be doing enough to keep identity thieves at bay.
Local development company Ray Fogg Building Methods has Euclid officials doing a double take this year with the construction TWO new buildings at Bluestone Business Park.
For forty years the Linda Mae has been an icon on the shoreline of Wildwood Park with her familiar green and yellow color scheme. Her home port next to the also familiar green and yellow pier at Gate 1 of the Nottingham Water Transfer Station will no longer be. Linda Mae’s new home port will be at Chagrin Marine and with her will be the Popeye and Express boats. The move was necessary as Cleveland Metroparks dissolved their interests in the fishing charter business with Captain Vitas Kijauskas and his fleet. This is only the beginning of Linda Mae’s long and arduous journey east.
The Euclid Public Schools Alumni Association met on Saturday, March 23rd at the Euclid High School Little Theater to learn about the activities of the Association, its financial health and future plans for the organization. The EPSAA includes graduate from Euclid Central High School, Euclid Shore High School and Euclid (Senior) High School. Most decades were represented from the 1930s to the present, with May Carlgren Bana, Euclid Shore ’39, being the most "experienced" alumna in the audience.
Do you ever catch a glimpse of your reflection in a mirror and wonder who that person is looking back at you? Do you still feel anger about some old situation? Your state of being can shift when you realize your patterns of thinking and behavior are not accidental. They are learned. As you mature and gain insight, it is up to you to continually evaluate how you think and act. Corrective steps are useful at any age. Here are some tips to help you take control of your thoughts and actions.
The emails and letters have been sent and the visits have been made. Our third breakfast meeting will be at Our Lady of the Lake Rectory on Tuesday, May 7 at 9:15 am. We’re sponsoring a Euclid Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connections on Tuesday, April 9 at 8:30 am at the Green House on Lake Shore Blvd. and we’ll host a Volunteers’ Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21st at 1 pm at one of our E. 200th Street restaurants. We’ve invited Rob White and the White House Band, Lolly the Trolley, the Euclid Beach Rocket Ship and Thriller cars to join us. The E. 200th Street Stroll Committee now patiently waits for E. 200th Street Businesses and Euclid area Organizations to submit their registrations and plans for the fun they’ll share with us on Stroll Day. So, put Saturday, June 1 from 10 am to 2 pm on your calendar and check the E. 200th Street Stroll’s Facebook page for the latest in Stroll news and we’ll continue to work on the event that promotes the best of Euclid for the best in Euclid – YOU! Have questions about the Stroll? Call Sherrie at 216.798.7089 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
They say that every dog has its day, and on March 19, it was Linus’s turn to shine. The gentle Golden Retriever therapy dog was honored for a very special milestone: 10 years of bringing comfort, compassion and smiles to patients and their families at David Simpson Hospice House.
Several of Linus’s fellow therapy dog buddies and their volunteer owners attended a party in his honor complete with a cake, dog toys and treats for everyone and a four-legged pooch parade through the hallways.
Each day, Linus, along with his owner, long-time Hospice of the Western Reserve nurse Keli Keyes, arrive faithfully for their shift at David Simpson Hospice House, bringing comfort and smiles to patients, families and visitors. Linus provides unconditional love at a time when it is most needed and has the uncanny gift of sensing when others are in need. Last year alone, more than 1,300 patients received care at David Simpson Hospice House, and they were visited by thousands of loved ones. Multiply that one year of service by 10, and you can see just how much love Linus and Keli have spread around.
What does Keli have to say about her beloved dog? “Linus will happily accept pets and hugs, and he especially loves to ask for belly rubs. Sometimes, his fur absorbs tears.”
Jonathan Holody, Euclid's Director of Planning and Development, will speak to members and guests of the Lakeland Civic Association at its meeting April 11. Mr Holody has been invited to talk about city projects underway and planned. As always, members are welcome to ask questions.
Toastmasters International www.toastmasters.org is a non-profit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of clubs. If you are looking to improve these skills in hopes for a promotion, to prepare for an interview, or just to increase your confidence in your day day interactions at work, home or with friends you don’t have to go far. Bailey Toastmasters meets every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:00pm at the Euclid Public Library.*
The Euclid Public Schools Alumni Association is sponsoring Charity Tuesdays for the whole month of April (5 Tuesdays!). On every Tuesday in April, from 4 pm to 9 pm, 20% of your dine in food purchases will be donated by the Beach Club Bistro to the Euclid Public Schools Alumni Association. In turn, that money is used to support reunions, fund multi-class events, sponsor high school student activities, pay for newsletter and postage costs and otherwise help connect alumni with each other, the community and the Euclid City School District.
March 1st marked the launch of an exciting fundraising effort by the Euclid Hunger Center. EHC’s $20,000 Pyramid is an opportunity for 20 Euclid corporations, organizations or families to show their commitment to fighting hunger in our city. Each participant will be asked to pledge $1,000 to the Euclid Hunger Center, payable by June 1st. Our partners can simply write a check, or involve their employees, vendors and customers in an event or drive to raise the funds.
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Congratulations to Euclid resident Ainslie McLaughlin for committing to Cleveland State University! She accepted a four year scholarship to play D1 volleyball in fall of 2020! The 6’2” middle hitter plays varsity volleyball for Lake Catholic High School and has gone to the final four state tournament two years in row!
By all accounts economic development activity soared in Euclid in 2018. Based on permit data, an incredible $157 million of commercial construction took place in the City last year.
We started humbly in a 2-car garage. There was literally no overhead except the folding chairs we bought to sit on and the pizza we ordered. We were able to sell a dining set others were selling for $5,000, for $1,800. With growth and the right people, we have been able to expand that idea with two warehouses over 25,000 sq. feet and offer over 4000 products! We still use the same formula when pricing our products, and we can do that due to the volume in which we sell our products. We can also thank all the customers that understand how we do things, the word of mouth and all the repeat customers. Take a look around, we are always running specials and we do not hound you. Just let us know if you have questions or when you find something you like! Stop in today.
Devotion. When you hear the word, you may think of family, friends, a sense of belonging to a group or a familiarity with a geographic location. Perhaps you will think back to your teen years or time served in military service. When you hear the word, legacy, you might again think of family, friends or a group. However, in a contextual sense legacy is more. It is that essence that continues long after the originating source (person) is gone. Have you ever considered your legacy? What are you leaving behind as your essence? What will you leave for the benefit of others?
Definition of racism 1 : a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race 2a : a doctrine or political program based on the assumption of racism and designed to execute its principles b : a political or social system founded on racism 3 : racial prejudice or discrimination
In only two months, most Ohioans who started 2019 with plans of bettering their personal finances have already fallen off track.
June 1will be here in a flash and the Stroll Committee is working to bring great things to the E. 200th Street Stroll. Some of our favorites will be back – Rob White and the White House Band, Lolly the Trolley, and the Euclid Beach Boys with the Rocket Ship Car and Thriller Car. Councilman Kris Jarosz and Sherrie Zagorc will be walking E. 200th Street to personally invite our many businesses to step outside their doors to meet the Strollers. Organizations will be receiving their invitations soon in the mail and we look forward to hearing about their important missions up and down the street. We are planning another partnership with merchants on E. 185th Street to publicize the Stroll from 10 am to 2 pm and the E. 185St. Walk and Roll later in the afternoon and looking for ways to promote the Housing Task Force’s new initiative for streets located between our two streets.
You do not have to be cited by the City of Euclid’s Housing Department to apply for and receive an EDCOR (Euclid Development Corporation) 3% Home Improvement Loan. This independent program is open to all Euclid homeowner’s. There are qualifications, but most Euclid residents will be eligible. You must be of low or moderate income, own and live in your home for more than a year and have equity in the home. All types of remodeling and improvements can be financed through this program. An inspection is done before hand to determine what is needed, and afterwards to make sure that work was completed properly. All contractors must be licensed by the City of Euclid.
Kiddie City Childcare Community hosted its first annual "Hoop It Up". This Father Friendly program is part of the Universal Pre-K (UPK) initiative to involve male role models in partnership activities. The event took place on Friday, January 18 from 5:00 to 6:00 PM in the Kiddie City Gymnasium. Volunteers from VASJ helped to lead the basketball event. Fathers participated with their children in a traditional "hoop shoot" and then later participated in a fathers' team game. Children were able to participate in the face-painting booth and enjoyed freshly popped popcorn. All student participants received a participation medal, and fathers were entered into a raffle to win a cooler on wheels (Won by Garland Clay, Jr.) or smoothie machine (Won by Jordan Novak, Sr.). A fun evening was had by all who were in attendance! We are planning to continue this popular event in the near future. Stay posted!
Join us to celebrate great things in Euclid on Saturday, June 1st – the Saturday after Memorial Day – at the E. 200th Street Stroll. It’s 10 am to 2 pm – so, you might want to remind yourself to go to bed early on Friday night so you can get up early on Saturday and enjoy this great day from start to end.
This is not so much an article for the Euclid Observer as it is an unusual request for help from somebody in the Euclid area. It’s a new year and I am stepping out of my comfort zone asking for help, but I feel such a strong need to come back to Euclid in 2019. There are circumstances that are telling me this is the time to purchase the commercial building at 20110 Wilmore Ave. but I need lots of help to make it happen.
About 3o years ago a group of PTA folks got together because they were tired of the school board members and what they were doing. This group called themselves EXCEL which stood for Euclid Citizens for Educational Leadership. Their efforts produced a slate of candidates that went on to serve Euclid very well. Carol Bechtel, Carol DeWine and Barb Kramer all did a great service to our community for many years.
Unable to afford losing almost $200,000 a year, the YMCA of Greater Cleveland announced it was closing its Euclid branch May 11, 2018. Since that date, the building has sat empty with little hint at what will happen to the property.
Please join your fellow Alumni at our Annual Meeting on Saturday, March 23rd at 10:00 a.m. in the Euclid High School Little Theater. Not only will you be able to catch up with old friends and classmates, but you’ll hear what your Alumni Association has been up to lately and what we have planned for the future. We are planning on updating our by-laws and voting in new Trustees. All alumni are invited, but only those in good standing (with a current annual or lifetime membership) may vote. You can join the Association on line at our website euclidalumni.org, or in person at the meeting. In addition, we will be forming committees on membership, communication, memorabilia, reunions and special events.
Euclid homeowners invested at record levels in 2018 as the local housing market continued to show signs of improvement. According to permits filed with the city, over $9.7 million was spent on single family home improvement projects in Euclid in 2018. The amount is more than double the $4.7 million recorded in 2017.
The snow has fallen, trapping wrappers, bottles and other litter until the spring melt when the trash reappears along city streets. It is not a pretty visual, but YOU can help make a difference in the appearance of a cleaner, more beautiful Euclid.
Tax season is upon us. So, how much do tax payers actually know about this dreaded annual activity?
Cheer on your Euclid Panthers as we challenge our crosstown rivals, the Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings, on Saturday, February 9th at 7:30 p.m. in the Harold Daugherty Gymnasium at Euclid High School. Stop by the Alumni table, where you can view old yearbooks, reserve commerative brick pavers, donate a few dollars for a brick from the old E-Room, and purchase Euclid Alumni t-shirts. There will also be an Alumni Association membership drive, with special gifts for those who purchase annual ($10) or lifetime ($100) memberships. See you there and Go Panthers!
Mary Mavec Opportunity School has been very busy in the New Year. The clients went to the store to purchase toiletry items for local women's shelters, and they helped to package them up for delivery.
For the sixth 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 274 "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 274 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 6 years.
In February, our thoughts turn to valentine hearts, and all the ways we can express love to those we care about.
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.
Scholarships grants of up to $3,000 are awarded annually by College Club West to greater Cleveland women ages 25 or older in a four-year-degree-granting program or graduate program. The Scholarship Committee selects recipients on the basis of maturity, academic record, promise, goals, and financial need. Applications are due March 18, 2019. College Club West offers women living on the west side of Cleveland with four-year degrees and registered nurses opportunities to learn, socialize & participate in fun, meaningful activities. More information and application at www.collegeclubwest.org/scholarships.
In the Family Career and Community Leaders of America Culinary Competition, junior Vanessa Billingsley was a Gold Medal award winner at State for her Red Velvet Cake with French Chocolate icing. Congratulations to Vanessa for winning a $3000 scholarship!
With the start of a new year, we often hear friends making New Year's resolutions. They make promises to do something, or to refrain from doing something. Some people spend a lot of their time thinking up resolutions and promises. Yet so often those promises are not kept. What about when you make promises to yourself? How do you feel when you do not live up to your own expectations? What happens when you feel you have fallen short of your goals?
Kiddie City Childcare Community hosted its annual WinterFest 2018, on December 14, for all its students and their families. The event was also attended by Kiddie City Staff, Board Members and volunteers from VASJ. The event is family oriented, with an opportunity for families to participate in old-fashioned games and face-painting stations. Cookie decorating and craft stations were among the other fun hands-on activities. Children were able to visit with "Mrs. Claus", played by Maryellen Fedel, and her elves to have a personalized picture taken. Each child received a Scholastic book from Kiddie City, to promote literacy and family reading in the home. In addition, all Pre-K children received a warm scarf, donated by "National School Choice".
It's a New Year; a fresh start. Time to recalibrate, to decide how each of us can make a positive difference in our neighborhood and commUNITY.