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.
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/.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For generations, the ice cream cones and banana splits at Martin's Freeze on Euclid Avenue have given way to the evergreens of Cannavino Trees during the Holiday season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Every good gardener knows the vegetable garden needs a thorough cleaning at the end of the growing season. Getting rid of all vegetation and debris is very important to defeat garden pest eggs and disease. A clean garden bed protected with mulch or a cover crop enriches the soil for great veggies next year. However, in our flowerbeds and yards we don’t need to be so particular. We can help the bees, birds and insects by not being so tidy.
Children & Families
Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. Parents should walk with their children, do not drive in a vehicle following slowly, as this is unsafe for others crossing streets. If children are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Trick-or-treat hours in the City of Euclid are from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and children should visit homes with porch lights turned on. If you are handing out treats, turn on your porch light, clear away anything in the yard that children can trip over, and restrain your pets.
The Friends of the Euclid Library invited the public and Phillip Morris, Plain Dealer columnist, to their Annual meeting on September 22nd. Readers know him as a resident whose twice weekly stories are often rooted in Euclid.
It took a major team effort and some special surprises from the Cleveland Police Department to make the birthday party of seven-year-old Joey extra special on September 11 at David Simpson Hospice House.
Most people find jobs, some find careers, and very few are fortunate enough to find their passion.
In 1948, the third Thursday of October was designated International Credit Union Day to honor those who have dedicated their lives to the credit union movement, recognize the accomplishments ofthose working in the industry and show Members our appreciation. To learn more about the international event, visit http://www.woccu.org/events/icuday.
Credit Union Philosophy Strengthens Ohio Community
Bill Azman’s customers know his Slovenian sausages are out of this world. After all, they’re the only Slovenian sausages to have traveled into space. Folks attending the 13th Slovenian Sausage Festival in Kirtland, Ohio, agreed and Azman Quality Meats took titles as the People’s Choice and the Best of Fest judges’ award for top klobasa. More than 1,200 visitors attended the music event hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland. They sampled the products of several vendors, as did a festival jury. Raddell’s Sausage Shop of Cleveland was voted runner-up for both categories.
The City of Euclid has recently completed a green infrastructure project resulting in both environmental and practical improvements to the Downtown Municipal Parking Lot. The project included the installation of trees and pervious concrete as well as a drive-through post office drop box.
The Collinwood Slovenian Home, located at 15810 Holmes Avenue, is having their annual Clam Bake!
My Mom chose Corrigan Deighton to handle her final arrangements. I was very pleased with her choice. Rick Tolley guided me through some very difficult times. He respected all my Mom's wishes and helped me make a number of decisions. The level of service provided by Rick and Corrigan Deighton far surpassed my expectations. They gave me excellent advice and handled my Mom's service with class and dignity. I will always be thankful to Rick for helping me through the roughest week of my life. I give Corrigan Deighton my highest recommendation.
My name is Anthony Sweet and I am a sophomore at Benedictine High School. As a substantial biker in Euclid, I am extremely happy about the new bike lanes and racks in Euclid. The construction workers did an amazing job installing all the bike racks and bike paths. In the summer, I bike about 14 miles every day, if not more. The new biking conditions bring attention that there are a lot of bikers out there and drivers need to be careful. With these new additions bikers can feel more safe.
Have you ever been to a stuffy, black-tie fundraising affair and thought to yourself “Ugh, I wish I had just sent in a check.” Or maybe, like me, the limits of your calendar (or your budget) force you to make choices about which local causes to support. If you’ve struggled with either of these issues, then problem solved! Thanks to the creativity and collaboration of several Euclid organizations – you can have a great time doing good on September 23rd at the Shore Cultural Centre’s “Fall Crawl and Casino Night” – with proceeds benefitting three worthy causes.
The shooting at nearby Sims Park brought an unwanted chill to this sizzling summer. Conversation turned to the danger of random violent crime in Euclid. At the invitation of the neighborhood organization, East 216th Neighbors, Captain Kevin Kelly agreed to hear concerns and answer questions of residents in the Edgecliff area. The stand-up meeting drew about 40 people from neighboring streets.
St.Noel Church in Willoughby Hills is offering free individual tutoring for adults wanting to get their high school certificate (GED). The Adult Education Resource Center can help with Math and English (Language Arts) studies. Or, if someone would just like to improve reading, spelling or math skills for personal or employment reasons, the AERC can help as well.