Community

Takeaways from the 185th St Business Block Watch and Networking Event

Business owners and officials from both Euclid and Cleveland came together during this past holiday season for an East 185th Business Block Watch and Networking event at Cebars Euclid Tavern.  Representatives from both the Euclid and Cleveland Police Departments came to share tips on how we can all work together to fight crime.  Euclid Ward 4 Councilman Jarosz and Cleveland Ward 8 Councilman Polensek came to show their support as well.  Also in attendance were Euclid Ward 6 Councilman-elect Wotilja; Sheila Gibbons, Executive Director of the Euclid Chamber of Commerce; Robert Gatewood, Owner of Gamerhaven and Northeast Shores Development Corporation Board Member; and Mary Mastalski, Community Development Manager for the City of Euclid.  Our host, Paul Cvelbar - being the good Clevelander he is - provided kielbasa for the crowd.  Here is some useful information for anyone who missed the meeting, much of which might be of use no matter in which neighborhood you work or live. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

HELP Foundation Sets the Standard for Continuing Summer Education

HELP Foundation is preparing for another great year of their Continuing Education Summer Program in Euclid.  The 2018 season will mark the 46th year HELP has offered this unique and critically needed service to children in the Greater Cleveland area. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Simon's Supermarket Celebrates Successful First Year

Residents and Community Leaders gathered at Simon's Supermarket on Euclid Avenue in December to celebrate the store's first anniversary. Mayor Holzheimer Gail welcomed the crowd and congratulated storeowner Simon Hussain and his staff for their hard wark and dedication to providing a wonderful shopping experience to the community. Residents were also able to ask questions and provide feedback to Mr. Hussain regarding his first year in business.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Euclid Girl Scouts Annual World Friendship Fair

From 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. onSaturday, February 24th, the Euclid Girl Scout Troops of Service Unit 760 will celebrate World Friendship Day at Sts. Robert and William School Gymnasium. During this annual event, each troop chose a country to research and will sell food, crafts and host games from that country. The event begins with a flag ceremony at 1:05 p.m. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

American Red Cross Lifeguard Training

Earn your lifeguarding certification over Presidents’ Day Weekend!
Course Dates and Times:
Thursday, February 15th | 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Friday, February 16th | 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 17th | 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 18th | 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, February 20th | 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Location:
Euclid High School West Pool
711 E. 222nd St.
Euclid, OH 44123
Course Fee:
$90 for participants who pass the course and commit to working for
the City of Euclid
$190 for all others
Call Euclid Recreation Department at
216-289-8114 to Register by February 12th.
Must be 15 years old by February 20th and able to swim 300 yards, tread
water for 2 minutes, and retrieve a 10 pound brick from a depth of 9 feet

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

9th Annual Waterloo Alley Cat Project Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, The Waterloo Alley Cat Project is holding its 9th ANNUAL FUNDRAISER from 7 to 11 pm at the historic Slovenian Worker’s Home located at 15335 Waterloo Road in Cleveland. This year, we will once again hold a $1,000 Grand Prize Raffle and announce the winner during the festivities. We will also have our fabulous basket raffles and new fun activities to help cats. Music will be provided by Ace Molar featuring Todd Meany from Channel 8. Admission is $20 per person. All money raised goes to helping cats. Donations of cat food will be accepted at the door and greatly appreciated!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 2:00 PM, 02.10.2018

Local Family Spends Every Christmas Morning with Hospice Patients

Santa can’t be everywhere. So sometimes he has some very special people filling in for him. Members of the Jindra family have taken turns donning a Santa suit and gathering up a dedicated group of “elves” to spread holiday cheer at medical centers in Cleveland every Christmas morning for the past 54 years, including the last 14 years at David Simpson Hospice House. They are carrying on a century-old family tradition started by his great-grandfather in 1916.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

HELP Foundation Acquires Cornucopia, Inc.

Euclid based HELP Foundation is pleased to announce it has acquired Cornucopia Inc. of Lakewood.  Cornucopia has helped people with disabilities develop skills, find confidence and provide work adjustment training since 1975. 

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Community Comes Together for Young Leaders Program Christmas Dinner

On Dec 21,2017 the Young Leaders sponsors Smolic Tire,Sievers Security,Ocho Rios & Bari Beauty & Health came together to help supply food for the Young Leaders Christmas Dinner for 100 people. There was a total of 25 volunteers at the event helping to serve Turkey,Stuffing,Dressing,Macoroni& Cheese,Green beans,Sweet potatoes,Apple and Cherry pie. The event was held at North point transitional living . This event was a success the volunteers felt it was a humbling experience and the residents enjoyed their meal. Other people and businesses who helped this come about isR&d Appliances,New Begginings Daycare ,Paninis bar & Grille,ChilliPeppers Fresh Mexican Grill, Brick Ceramic & design studio,Pendeltons barbershop and council woman Taneika Hill of Euclid   Young Leaders would like to thank all the participants for helping to provide a good christmas to the community.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Fat Cats Treats Hospice Families to a December Meal to Remember

The sun setting over Lake Erie provided the perfect backdrop to a memorable December Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House. For the fourth consecutive year, Fat Cats, the popular eclectic eatery in Tremont, donated, prepared and served residents, their families and caregivers a meal featuring some of the most requested signature dishes from their menu.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Hunger Remains After the Holidays

The Euclid Hunger Center was a bustling place during the last two months of 2017.  We provided Thanksgiving turkeys to 250 families, and holiday meals to many more.  We couldn’t have done any of it, though, without the generosity of our community and the help of many dedicated volunteers.  Numerous schools in our area held food drives for our center, and several local businesses collected food and cash gifts from their employees.  Literally tons of food came through our doors, got sorted, and then were passed on to people who needed help.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

A Great New Year's Resolution - Improving your Communication Skills through Toastmasters

This is the time of year when New Year's resolutions are made, and often broken soon thereafter! Most resolutions involve some sort of self-improvement, which, if they were easy to achieve, would have been achieved by now. But nothing in life worth anything is just given to us. It takes commitment and discipline to achieve worthwhile goals, two important attributes many of us struggle to maintain in our lives.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Euclid Chamber of Commerce named 2017 Euclid Hospital Community Service Award recipient

The Euclid Chamber of Commerce is usually the one handing out awards but on December 6th was on the receiving end of the Euclid Hospital Community Service Award.  Executive Director, Sheila Gibbons, and several Trustees of the Board, were present during a special Euclid Community Hospital Advisory Council luncheon to accept the award.  Several Euclid Chamber Trustees, along with Gibbons, serve on the Advisory Council.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.15.2018

Confessions of a Community Liaison

Euclid is my hometown, I have represented the 44117 zip code since the early of age of 4. It’s where I met life long best friend, started Roosevelt elementary, maintained my Panther Pride and graduated with the class of 1999. I threw my lucky pennies in the Euclid Square Mall water fountain, shopped at the Merry Go Round and learned how to skate at the Rollerdrome. I sat on the sidewalks of Babbitt Road and watched my first and only soap box derby. My first adult beverage was at Tradewinds and I was there till the wheels fell off at Brogan’s Irish Pub.  Euclid holds the memoirs my first kiss, my first job and introduced me to my husband. This city has been good to me. However, there is an end to everything, good things as well. 

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

Bailey Toastmasters Hosts Open House February 8th at Euclid Public Library

BaileyToastmasters invites residents to an open house on February 8th to meet members, learn about the new Toastmasters Pathways Learning Experience, and observe the basic elements of a Toastmasters meeting. Toastmasters’ mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. The event will be held at the Euclid Public Library, starting at 7 p.m. and finishing by 8:30 p.m. It is free to the public and refreshments will be served.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

E. 185th St. Business Block Watch & Networking Event

Businesses in both the Euclid and Cleveland sections of E. 185th have expressed a desire to come together to discuss crime prevention and to network.  Crime is not limited by the Cleveland-Euclid border and neither should we be when it comes to coming together to rally for the E. 185th business district as a whole.  What is good for Euclid is good for Collinwood and vice versa.  
 
EPD & CPD have both agreed to send reps that can 1) speak to patrol issues 2) describe resources that are available to businesses from their respective cities and 3) explain the best way to communicate with them when needed.  This event will also serve as an opportunity for businesses to network with one another.  Members of City Council are planning on coming as well.

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Volume 8, Issue 12, Posted 10:03 AM, 12.08.2017

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