Community

Giving Empowerment

Empowerment: “The process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one's life and claiming one's rights.”  As HELP Foundation’s many supporters know; we strive to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities each and every day.  To us, empowerment is job training and employment with fair pay, continuous education, living as independently as possible, and contributing to the community. 

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

The Youth of Our City

When I think of our youth, what immediately comes to mind is walking in the street, challenging motorists, disrespect of people and property and outright anger coupled with vulgarity. I often hear from the residents, what can be done about the youth as they shake their head? While this may be the case with some youth, I have another viewpoint from my personal experience this summer.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Bakers Chocolate Whips for Christmas

Bakers chocolate whips for Christmas will be available on a preorder only basis.Chocolate whips (milk and dark) with a convenient order process will include phone in, and web site ordering.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

"All Great Speakers Were Bad Speakers at First"

Those words are attributed to the American poet, writer and lecturer, Ralph Waldo Emerson. Okay, so maybe some speakers start out better than others, but the bottom line is, we can all improve at our public speaking skills. An outstanding way to do that is to join a local Toastmasters club. Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in communication and leadership.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

Are You Over the Age of 18 and the Caregiver of a Person with Bipolar Disorder?

If so, you may be interested in participating in our research study, which is looking at caregiver stress and health. Participation in the study involves completing a survey asking about your knowledge of bipolar disorder, current coping methods, stress level, and health status. We will also evaluate your heart rate by applying small sensors to your wrists and hand that will be connected to a small computerized device; this will only take a few minutes and is non-invasive.  There are 3 data collection sessions, each lasting 45 minutes to one hour, and spaced about 6 months apart. In addition, you may also receive one of several interventions aimed at reducing your stress and improving your health. Each intervention lasts four weeks and is administered between the first and second surveys. The family member with bipolar disorder will not be asked to supply any information for this study. Study participants will be compensated for their time.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

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 11, Posted 1:17 PM, 11.03.2017

All Eyes on the LaSalle Arts and Media Center

We know everyone has been wondering how progress is going on the renovation of the historic LaSalle Theater on E. 185th, so we want to give you an update. After finding some unexpected extra construction costs, Northeast Shores Development Corporation had to regroup and seek additional funding to close the construction gap. We are happy to report that the LaSalle restoration is back on track and scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, so you should see a lot of workers and transformation happening on the site. Next year, NE Shores and members of the board are going to have to mount a capital campaign to add the finishing touches, but we are on track to get this important anchor restored so the facility can be used and enjoyed by the broad community.

The proposed central tenant of the project is still Taste of Excellence catering, who will be using the theater for weddings and other events when their clients need a large seated venue. With this is mind, the old movie house is being structurally changed inside, converted from a raked floor to a series of level platforms and the old narrow stage is being extended to accommodate a head table or presentation.  When the building is complete, there will also be restored storefronts in the front of the building for small businesses to rent and remodeled 5, 1-2 bedroom, apartments upstairs.  Stay tuned for a 2018 celebration.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

The Teacher Next Door

Calling all students and families on a mission to have their scholars succeed by being a part of a progressive after school program housed right in the hub of their community!

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Good On A mission with A Spades Tournament

The moment of fulfillment is created from understanding the connection to a people, planet, purpose, profit philosophy. My name is Felicia Peacock and I am the owner/ CEO of Decisive Advocates. Decisive Advocates was created on this philosophy. We are advocates for individuals who want to make decisive decisions in their life, business, and world. Even though our specialty at Decisive Advocates covers dental advising, project management, corporate wellness, flourishing enterprise corporate restructure and CPR certification; our focus is to remain a hometown brand and make sure we are making an impact in our community. From this point of community involvement, it spawned a very interesting concept within our Success of failure movement. I wanted to help individuals with the success of failure movement and events by giving tools to overcome obstacles in life. This movement focuses on community information sharing and activities to bring people together in unity. I thought to myself, that the people, planet, purpose, profit philosophy with the success of failure movement should be embedded in our community as a resource for mindful development and networking. Decisive Advocates will always be on a mission to fulfil these values. 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

A New Chef is in Town

A recent implant to the city of Euclid, with his wife and young children, chef Jonathan began to cultivate a vision, inspired by his family and their rich passion for the culinary arts.  Jonathan recognized the need to begin incorporating whole food, plant based recipes into his repertoire , as a motivation to self and his family to eat with a purpose, not to simply satisfy hunger.  

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

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 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Raddellís and Maple Heights Catering Earn Top Sausage Honors

Smoked sausages and polka music attracted a crowd of more than 1,200 to SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, for the 14th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum on a warm and sunny Wednesday, September 13, 2017. The People’s Choice Award for top sausage went to Raddell’s Sausage Shop of Cleveland, Ohio, while the festival judges selected Maple Heights Catering of Maple Heights, Ohio, for their prize. Azman Quality Meats of Euclid, Ohio, was voted runner-up in both categories.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

Meet Laparade's Managing Partner and Founder of Baby Blu Educational Haven, Min Devaughn Sims

Min. Sims refers to himself as an optimist, he believes everyone should have the gift of opportunity, which ties in to one’s faith in God. Min Sims knows many scriptures, but the one he uses to guide his life is Romains 8:28- And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Min Sims says to himself with confidence, “my life is not a mess, my past doesn’t dictate my future, but that God has plans for me and he is sovereign and in control of my future, not me”. Devaughn confessed that in the beginning, at first childcare was just a job for him, until he met Jesus in 2010 and his outlook on early childhood education begun looking differently to him. He began to focus on the craft of the field and began to understand that men make a difference in Early Care Education, we matter”. He has now been in the field for over fourteen years.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

HELP Foundationís 2017 Run for Awareness was a Success!

Another great run is in the books for HELP Foundation!  On Saturday, September 9, 2017 we were up with the sun and ready to bring awareness about developmental disabilities to the streets of Euclid.    We had a beautiful day with a wonderful turn out of supporters.  Thank you to everyone that came out to run or walk with us. 

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 3:26 PM, 10.08.2017

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