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‘Euclid’ mural ornament, postcards on sale at Lakeshore Coffee House

Earlier this year artist, educator, and Euclid resident Meg Garbincus designed and began painting Euclid’s newest addition to our community’s growing collection of public art. The mural depicts iconic landmarks including the Joseph Farrell Memorial Fishing Pier and the Lincoln Electric Wind Turbine inside bold block letters spelling ‘Euclid’. The mural is in-progress and set for completion - by Meg with the assistance of students in Euclid High School’s art program - in 2020.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

Euclid Holiday Celebration returns December 6th!

A much-anticipated holiday tradition returns with the 9th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration taking place on Friday, December 6, 2019. The event will kick-off at 6:00 pm with the Tree Lighting ceremony at Triangle Park, which is located in front of the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., in Downtown Euclid. This festive event features fun activities that will begin after the lighting ceremony concludes, including free horse-drawn wagon and train rides, entertainment, activities and crafts for children, along with visits with Santa. A Holiday Church Choir Concert will be held in the auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., and the Holiday Bistro on the lower level of Shore will be serving a wide variety of foods for dine-in or to go starting prior to the event at 5:00 p.m. and will continue until 8:00 p.m. We are excited to have the Ice Sculptor return to create festive art during the event, and new this year is a S’more Station. Admission to the event is free, along with crafts and the majority of the activities and entertainment. The event activities run until 9:00 p.m. The City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre are proud to present this very special holiday event and are pleased by the support of many community businesses and organizations.  For information about how you can become a corporate sponsor of this wonderful community festival, or if you are a community member wishing to donate, visit online at www.shoreculturalcentre.com/events/holiday or call Laura Kidder at (216) 289-8578.

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Volume 10, Issue 11, Posted 4:14 PM, 11.11.2019

Euclid Hospital Welcomes New Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit

On Tuesday September 17th, Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital held a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open their new Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit.  Mayor Gail joined Euclid Hospital President Dr. Teresa Dews, Euclid Hospital Senior Behavioral Medicine Medical Director Dr. Upma Dhingra, VP Cleveland Clinic Behavioral Health Services Brian Tilow, and Senator Kenny Yuko to welcome this investment and cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening.  This unit is located in the space of former Rehabilitation unit and represents a substantial investment at Euclid Hospital.  The brand new, state of the art Senior Behavioral Medicine Unit has 8 private bed, 8 semi-private beds, a specially trained clinical team, and is medically managed by a fellowship trained geriatric psychiatrist.  Thank you Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital for the continued investment in our community hospital facilities and your commitment to meeting the health needs of the Euclid community!  

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 10.06.2019

9/11/2019 What it Meant to Us

Most of us remember the attack on the Twin Towers on 9/11/2001 very vividly.  It makes us stop with our daily life and remember those who perished and the First Responders who went to their rescue. We keep in mind those who died and those who still suffer. Our country is grateful for all the sacrifices that they made and we stand together with our thanks to all who served.

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Volume 10, Issue 10, Posted 10:32 AM, 10.06.2019

Amazon is Hiring

Amazon is now hiring a variety of
positions in the Cleveland and Euclid area with
multiple shift options available.
Start your application now - you could have a
job offer from Amazon today!

The facility is close to public transportation, is offering full-time hours, healthcare benefits start on day one, and tuition assistance is available.

Find your fit at amazon.com/clevelandjobs
or text CLENOW to 77088 to be the first
to know about new opportunities.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 5:24 PM, 09.08.2019

Euclid Police PAL Summer Soccer Camp

We had an awesome week at our annual PAL Summer Soccer Camp! Twenty five of our youth came out and worked hard each day to make themselves better. Special thanks to Cleveland Force Soccer Club (https://www.csaimpact.net/) coaches for coming out each day and giving an amazing experience - Specifically Coaches Everett, Mike, and Denzil. Thank you also to Euclid City Schools for hosting us at this amazing location and to Lincoln Electric for providing great shirts for all our players!
This was a great week to show the partnership between the Police Department, our youth, our schools and our businesses!

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 8:51 AM, 07.30.2019

Create-A-Craft Studio Celebrates 4 years in business with a pARTy!

Four years ago, Create-A-Craft owner Eileen Sheehan turned the key to her studio, flipped on the lights, opened the windows, and welcomed her first day of guests. Since then, locals have come into the studio to discover themselves through creativity and self-expression. Offerings like paint your own pottery and canvas painting allow even the most inexperienced artists to create something unique. Visiting artists have come to the studio to teach their craft as well; needle felting, succulent planting, jewelry making, advanced painting, collage, along with a myriad of other fine arts and craft classes, have shaped the studio into the creative hub that it is today. Artists Angela Michelle of SooCrafty Creations and Amy Bennett of pARTners Project Studio share the studio space as well, offering specialized craft classes as well as provide a studio for adult artists with Autism, respectively. 

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:30 PM, 07.07.2019

Superheroes land at Chardon Hills Magnet School

Greater Cleveland Volunteers was awarded a grant from Encore.org Generation2Generation initiative. The Gen2Gen campaign is mobilizing 1 million adults 50+ to stand up for— and with — young people today.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:30 PM, 07.07.2019

Peace and Justice Award won by OLL Micro-Loan Program

The Microloan Program at Our Lady of the Lake has been going from success to success. As the program continues to grow, it continues to receive recognition for the work that's being done, helping entrepreneurs in the OLL community access loans and resources to grow their businesses and build new paths to prosperity.
 
On June 13, Fr Joe Fortuna accepted the Peace and Justice Award from the Catholic Commission of Cuyahoga County, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the awards with a luncheon and ceremony at Windows on the River. In accepting the award, Fr Joe noted the ways in which the work of the Microloan Program is deeply connected to Catholic social justice, and thanked the many parishioners and community members who come together to make the program possible.

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Volume 10, Issue 7, Posted 12:30 PM, 07.07.2019

GI Makes Special Visit to OLL School

On May 3, the students in Cathy Gentile's third-grade class got the biggest surprise of the year -- a very special visit from a very special penpal. 

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Neighborhood Pools and School Pool Closing

In a letter posted on the City’s website May 20, Euclid announced the closing of two neighborhood pools.  Willow Pool located in of Willow Park on Willow Drive and Roosevelt Pool on Arbor Avenue are being shuttered due to cost constraints according to Euclid’s Recreation Director Mac Stephens.  The previous year Glenbrook Pool was closed, other than rental parties, it experienced only 12 visitors throughout the summer.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Euclid In 1959—A Grand Birthday Celebration

“Sesquicentennial” is a word meaning 150th anniversary. In Euclid, sixty years ago this June, it meant the biggest and best party in Euclid’s long history.

Euclid Township was organized in 1809 and one hundred and fifty years later, an eight-day extravaganza with all sorts of special events to celebrate the special birthday were organized by event chairman Robert C. Palmer, twelve committees and about 1000 volunteers.

The festivities began with a Coronation Ball in TRW’s ballroom where the “Sesqui-Queen”, Dorothy Hearn and her court were named.  It ended more than a week later after the eighth and last outdoor performance of the dramatic historical spectacle “Euclid-Rama” in DiBiasio Stadium, featuring 500 residents as cast members. The production traced Euclid’s history beginning with “Along the Indian Trails” to the “Mutiny at Conneaut Creek” and later from the “Iron Horse,” “The Roaring Twenties” until ending with “The Day of the Satellites.”  It was only shortly before that time that first Russia with its Sputnik and, shortly thereafter, the United States blasted off into the skies.  Fittingly, the celebration ended with a grand fireworks show just after the curtain came down.

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Volume 10, Issue 6, Posted 4:12 PM, 06.05.2019

Euclid Begins Annual Tree Planting

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail kicked-off the City's 2019 Tree Planting program on April 18th with the planting of an Autumn Blaze Maple on East 258th Street.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Euclid Faces Two Income Tax Controversies

While April saw the 2019 tax season come to a close, the subject of taxes is one of the hottest topics in Euclid due to two separate, yet connected issues.

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Volume 10, Issue 5, Posted 10:36 AM, 05.05.2019

Friday was anything but Freaky: Show Review for Euclid High School Big Show 2019

Euclid High’s Big Show has a reputation for excellence and Tyler Pearl’s directorial debut continued that tradition. Audiences were treated to a heartwarming production of Freaky Friday with an exhausting five shows presented over a four-day run. The high energy musical production offers a modern twist on the classic tale of a mother and daughter struggling to relate to one another. As their magical day unfolds, they learn to appreciate each other and those around them. Through the dedication of an exceptionally talented cast and crew, audiences are reminded what it’s like to be a teen reaching for independence, while also aching for the love and attention of their parents. Adults are taught that children don’t need perfection and that adolescence isn’t always as easy as we might remember it.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:01 PM, 03.30.2019

Annual Euclid Chamber of Commerce Awards Dinner and Taste of Euclid

On Tuesday, March 26, at the Irish-American Club, the Euclid Chamber of Commerce honored eight outstanding Euclid businesses and individuals who have gone above and beyond what it means to do business in Euclid. Each year the Chamber receives dozens of deserving nominations, but this year’s candidates exemplify what it looks like when innovation meets passion.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:01 PM, 03.30.2019

Hospice of the Western Reserve Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Forty years ago, a small group of visionaries saw an unmet need in the community. They marshaled their passion and their resources, and with the help of friends, they established Cancer Family Service, Inc. This was the forerunner of what would eventually become Hospice of the Western Reserve. Over time, the tiny operation grew from caring for 23 cancer patients in 1978 to a nonprofit agency caring for more than 1,100 patients a day living with a wide range of advanced illnesses. Since its inception, the organization has cared for more than 120,000 people in Northern Ohio.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019

4th Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest Draws Patrons from Near and Far

The sounds of accordions, banjos, fiddles and drums filled the halls of the Shore Cultural Arts Centre during a culturally diverse celebration of music and dance this past weekend.

The 4th annual Lake Erie Folk Fest began Friday, Feb. 23rd, with a rousing school program presented by the Chardon Polka Band for students from Bluestone Elementary School, Conneaut Middle School and others.  The fun continued Friday night with a contra dance before the main event on Saturday, Feb. 24th when more than 50 free daytime events were enjoyed by residents of all ages from Euclid, Northeast Ohio and beyond.  

The festival featured music and dance from Brazil, Ireland, Appalachia, India and Cleveland. Artists from Arkansas, New York State, Northeast Ohio and Euclid were involved. A special performance by the Euclid High School Marching Band drum line was a highlight of the day.

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Volume 10, Issue 3, Posted 2:41 PM, 03.10.2019

Kiddie City Kicks off "Health Champions" Program with Physical Activity Fair and Performance by DancEvert

     Kiddie City Childcare Community on 280 East 206th Street has been named a "Health Champion" by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health through the Early Ages Healthy Stages program.  The five-star Step Up to Quality childcare facility will host a Fitness and Physical Activity Fair on Friday, February 15th from 5:30 to 7:00PM in the school's gymnasium. 

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 4:44 PM, 01.30.2019

The Observer Wants Your Story

The Observer is an ongoing experiment in citizen journalism. We do not have reporters. You get to tell your story in your own words. It's easy to submit a story. And there are a lot of great stories. Submit a picture with a caption. Submit a story about a good neighbor. Submit your Church's schedule of worship. Go to www.EuclidObserver.com, become a member and click submit story. If you are having a problem, give me a call. John Copic, owner and publisher, 216.505.0185.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 5:14 PM, 01.08.2019

Fr. John D. Betters was presented the 2018 Euclid Hospital Community Service Award

Congratulations are extended to Fr. John D. Betters, Pastor of Ss. Robert & William Parish, who was presented the 2018 Euclid Hospital Community Service Award on November 14, 2018 by Dan Napierkowski, MD, President of Euclid Hospital.  This annual award is given to someone who makes contributions to ensure Euclid is a vibrant and sustainable community. 

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Volume 9, Issue 12, Posted 1:10 PM, 12.07.2018

Euclid Holiday Celebration returns November 30th!

A much anticipated holiday tradition returns with the 7th Annual Euclid Holiday Celebration taking place on Friday, November 30th, 2018. The event will kick-off at 6:00 pm with the Tree Lighting ceremony at Triangle Park, which is located in front of the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd St., in Downtown Euclid. This festive event features fun activities that will begin after the lighting ceremony concludes, including horse-drawn wagon rides, free entertainment, activities and crafts for children, along with visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus. A Holiday Church Choir Concert will be held in the auditorium beginning at 7 p.m., and the Holiday Bistro on the lower level of Shore will be serving a wide variety of foods for dine-in or to go starting prior to the event at 5:00 p.m and will continue until 8:00 p.m. We are excited to have the Ice Sculptor return to create festive art during the event, and new this year is cookie decorating for kids. Admission to the event is free, along with crafts and the majority of the activities and entertainment.  Train and Wagon Rides are $2.00. The event activities run until 9:00 p.m. The City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre are proud to present this very special holiday event and are pleased by the support of many community businesses and organizations. For information about how you can become a sponsor of this wonderful community festival, and for more event details, visit online at www.shoreculturalcentre.com or call (216) 289-8578.  

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Volume 9, Issue 11, Posted 12:01 PM, 11.04.2018

Fair Trade Matters

According to the Fair Trade Federation, fair trade is “an approach to business and to development based on dialogue, transparency, and respect that seeks to create greater equity in the international trading system. Fair trade supports farmers and craftspeople in developing countries who are socially and economically marginalized. These producers often face steep hurdles in finding markets and customers for their goods.”

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Volume 9, Issue 9, Posted 12:13 PM, 09.07.2018

Top Ten Reasons To Still Drive Down East 222nd St.

1. Shore Cultural Center has so much cool stuff.

2. We have one of the greatest libraries IN AMERICA.

3. Jack at Wilke's Hardware IS THE MAN.

4. Marta's

5. Georgio's Pizza

6. Guy's Pizza

7. Wojtila's Bakery is scrumptious

8. JayDee Cleaners (so I do not have to iron)

9. Euclid Panini's has rocking service, food and TV's

10. You do not have to look both ways (for now)

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

Y.O.U. Group Enhances Euclid

Over the past 5 weeks, the City of Euclid has been fortunate to have 9 participants from Youth Opportunities Unlimited working as a municipal beautification team. In addition to removing litter, overgrown shrubbery and debris from city properties, the employees have completed a project mulching all of the planters along E. 200th Street. This hard work has not gone unnoticed. Sherrie Zagorc, Chairperson of the E. 200th Street Stroll states: "Youth on the street doing such a positive thing mulching our planters - the youth see how important the street is to the many travelers, the businesses see what a difference a little mulch can do to make our street so beautiful,  the drivers see that our youth can do positive work for our community and that we care about E. 200th Street, and finally, I hope that the youth know how much we appreciate their work and will continue to take pride in the appearance of E. 200th Street and the rest of the City. " This seems to be true, as one staff member, Leiona Bussey shared, "We worked hard and could see the difference around the City." Multiple drivers honked their horns or stopped to thank the staff for their work over the few days spent along the street.

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Volume 9, Issue 8, Posted 9:04 AM, 08.04.2018

2018 Euclid Wind Fest Fun!

While the skies may have appeared daunting, it didn’t stop the fun at the 2018 Euclid Wind Festival on June 16th at beautiful Sims Park. Attendees enjoyed Lolly the Trolley tours to the wind turbines, a rock climbing wall and a zipline, music by Pieces of Eight band, wind-themed arts and crafts, DancEvert performances, Dr. U.R. Awesome bubbles, inflatables, Pickup Stix stiltwalkers, and much more. The event would not have been possible without the support of many sponsors, volunteers, City of Euclid employees and Shore Cultural Centre staff. Thank you to Wind Festival sponsors, Euclid Hospital/Cleveland Clinic, Wm. Sopko & Sons, Co., Stamco Industries, Inc., GPD Group, Infield Chiropractic Clinic, Willowick Market Marathon, Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc., Walter Haverfield LLP, Attorneys at Law, Euclid Preparatory School, Ss. Robert & William Catholic Parish, Fedeli Group, to name a few. A complete list of sponsors may be found at www.shoreculturalcentre.com. The Euclid Wind Festival was organized by the City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre. The Euclid Wind Festival is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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Volume 9, Issue 7, Posted 3:08 PM, 07.05.2018

New Wheels at the Senior Center

After a rough winter and years of trips all over the city, the Euclid Senior Center was in need of a new van.  The Community Development Supplemental Grant program through Cuyahoga County’s Department of Development provided the perfect opportunity to apply for a new transportation van for the Center. Early this year, the County awarded 21 municipalities and nonprofits with grant funding for programs in their communities.

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

25 years of Bagel Buddies

Congratulations to Bagel Buddies on celebrating their 25th anniversary. Diane Schwarz has seen it all. There were partners. There were floods (just last week). But mostly there is an army of regulars dedicated to the excellent coffee and delicious treats that she has been serving.

Bagel buddies has excellent bagels. All your favorite styles and flavors. They also have some of the most delicious muffins you have ever tasted. And there is more! Breakfast sandwiches, wraps for lunch, really good food prepared quickly and with a smile.

Bagel buddies is located at 20070 Lake Shore Blvd., right across the street from Our Lady of the Lake church. They are open Monday through Friday from 6 AM to 1 PM, and Saturday and Sunday from 7 AM till noon.

Stop in and say hi to Diane. Sit at the counter and have a steaming cup of coffee served by her friendly staff. Gossip with all the interesting neighbors. Relax and enjoy one of the true gems of our city.

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

Euclid Wind Festival Returns June 16th!

The Euclid Wind Festival, presented by the City of Euclid and Shore Cultural Centre, has an array of activities for the entire family derived from and in celebration of the wind, of which there is an abundance on the shores of Lake Erie. The event will take place Saturday, June 16 from 3:00- 8:00pm at Sims Park, located at 22131 Lakeshore Boulevard in downtown Euclid.  

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Volume 9, Issue 6, Posted 11:05 AM, 06.07.2018

Lincoln Electric Ribbon-Cutting

Lincoln Electric held an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony March 21st to celebrate the grand opening of its new Welding Technology & Training Center in Euclid. The event highlights Lincoln Electric’s expanded educational offering and commemorates the centennial anniversary of its welding school, the longest-running welding school in the world.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:19 PM, 04.04.2018