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Thank You Euclid Holiday Celebration Sponsors!

The Shore Cultural Centre along with the City of Euclid extends a grateful thank you to each and every one of the Sponsors for the 2016 Euclid Holiday Celebration. They were instrumental in making this event another success for thousands of Euclid residents.

“We really could not have produced this event without the loyal support of area businesses and donors,” said Laura Kidder, Executive Director of the Shore Cultural Centre.  

Sponsors help defray the cost of the many activities during the Holiday Celebration such as wagon rides and ice sculpting, as well as other items that make the event festive. They receive credit during the event through signage and leading up to the event through various media, including social.

If you or your business would be interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2017 Holiday Celebration and the Wind Festival coming up next summer, contact Laura Kidder of the Shore Cultural Centre at 216-289-8578.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 6:37 PM, 12.04.2016

A new chapter

I felt moved to write about a resident of our city and her amazing journey. That journey added another chapter on June 25, 2016. Two individuals married that day becoming husband and wife. The story begins when the bride (I will use the initial of her first name Y to identify her). Y was adopted at the age of three and half by two residents of Euclid coming to the United States from El Salvador. Working thru a myraid of medical issues, learning to speak english an assimulating into the family came quickly. She begins her early school carreer and participates in the typical activities of youth. She experience a divorce and remarriages of both adoptive parents. Adversities and challenges are met in all aspects of her life. Graduating from Euclid High School with a talent in art leads to receiving her bachelors of arts degree from Ohio University. Her drive and determination leads her to her masters degree in art therapy and counseling. Y is a giving, kind and compassionate person. Her current work allows her to give a piece back a "pay it forward" so to speak of all she has experienced. Y works with children that need a person to listen and provide some love an understanding in a troubled life. Y has always put others first and is wise beyound her years.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:28 PM, 07.10.2016

2015 Water Quality Report is Available from Cleveland Water

At Cleveland Water, we know our drinking water is essential to the quality of life of more than 1.4 million people in 80 communities. That’s why we are committed to providing our customers with safe, high-quality, drinking water that is available at the turn of a tap any hour of the day.

Our water is constantly monitored and tested. In fact, Cleveland Water consistently exceeds the most stringent water quality standards mandated by Federal and State water regulations, and last year was no exception.

It is with pleasure that we announce Cleveland Water’s 2015 Water Quality Report. This annual report provides an overview of our water quality during the past year. In it we discuss the source of your water, how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies, and how your water is treated and tested.      

Every Cleveland Water customer will receive notice of this report on their bills, however, printed copies can be requested by calling (216) 664-2639 or can be viewed and downloaded at http://clevelandwater.com/2015WQR.pdf.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 6:02 PM, 04.06.2016

From Euclid to Hoboken

In the September issue of the Euclid Observer, I told you about the journey Valerie and I were just about to make in the footsteps of Major Arthur Houts, who lived in Euclid with his wife Georgina (born Crichton in 1884) and their son Kenneth (1903-1985) in the 1910s.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 5:47 PM, 01.05.2016

From Ohio to the Argonne, the last journey of Major Houts

I live in France, thousands of miles away from Euclid.

I became interested in Euclid because of a WWI soldier, Major Arthur Samuel Houts (1880-1918), who lived in Euclid.

Many years ago, I helped emptying my grand-aunt’s house, after her death. Her house was in a small village of the Meuse department, France, a place called Loison (pronounced 'Lwazon'). In the attic, there was a trunk. A trunk made of thick cardboard, wood, and metal. It had a huge red circle, lined with white, painted on it. Later I learned it was a 'buckeye', the symbol of Ohio, and of the 37th Division.

A name was also painted on the lid: Major A.S. Houts, 145th Infantry. Little by little, I learned more about him.

Major Houts lived in Euclid, Ohio, with his wife and their son. He left Cleveland in August 1917, to help building Camp Sheridan, in Montgomery, Alabama. In September, the rest of the 37th Division left Ohio and began its training in Camp Sheridan. On June 15, 1918, Major Houts embarked on the U.S.S. Leviathan (a former German ocean liner called Vaterland) and left the port of Hoboken, New Jersey.

After more training in France, the 37th went to the front in the Baccarat sector (Baccarat is a smal town of Lorraine widely known fot its luxury glassware industry). Later, the division took part in the Meuse-Argonne offensive, one of the largest battles ever fought by U.S. soldiers.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 6:16 PM, 09.08.2015

Cleveland Water's 2014 Water Quality Report Now Available

Water quality is essential to all of us, and the quality of our water affects the quality of our lives. Cleveland Division of Water is committed to providing its customers safe, high-quality drinking water.

That is why the division maintains a rigorous quality control program and continues to invest substantial financial resources to improve our water treatment facilities and distribution system. Our water is constantly monitored and tested. The water produced and delivered by Cleveland Water far exceeds the most stringent water quality standards currently mandated by federal and state water regulations, and last year was no exception.

Cleveland Water has continued to significantly enhance the quality of life by meeting the growing need for safe, clean water in the communities we serve. Therefore, we present you with the division’s Annual Water Quality Report for 2014. This report provides an overview of the division’s water quality during the past year. It shows the source of your water, how it compares to standards set by regulatory agencies, and how your water is treated and tested.

Additional copies can be requested by calling 216-664-2639 or by viewing and downloading it at www.clevelandwater.com/2014WQR.pdf

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 5:00 PM, 05.18.2015

Fixed and Finished

In August 2014, my girlfriend Melissa and I moved in to a house on Edgecliff that she bought from her parents after they retired to Florida. Although the location was beautiful and picturesque, the interior of the house needed work. The last time any updating took place was in the late 1970's.

About the time we were preparing to move in to the house, we saw an article on Facebook about a new TV show coming to film in Cleveland. The show, called 'Fix It and Finish It' airs locally on CBS WOIO channel 19. The show and its host, Antonio Sabato, Jr., travel the country fixing and/or finishing rooms and living spaces. (i.e. Patios, basements, kitchens, yards)

We applied via email to the producers of the show asking to have the living room updated. The wallpaper was original and a yellow/gold. Since the house was built in 1930, that meant the wallpaper was over 80 years old. The closely matching carpet was installed during the late 1970's which means it was only about 40 years old. Practically new compared to the wallpaper. The furniture in the living room was a mish-mosh of contemporary, antique and just plain awful. The thick, yellow/gold curtains, also original, could have been used in a haunted house as they blocked every speck of light from outside. They also hid the beautiful woodwork around the windows. We were in need of serious help when, almost magically, it appeared.

 

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Volume 6, Issue 5, Posted 5:00 PM, 05.18.2015

Hospice Resident Inspires Others by Sharing Legacy of Love

Those of us who are privileged to provide care and support as volunteer and paid staff members at Hospice of the Western Reserve are often inspired by the wisdom, strength and incredible dignity of our patients. It’s what keeps us coming back. It’s what makes hospice a calling, and not just another job. Such is the case with Malik, a current resident of our David Simpson Hospice House on E. 185th Street.

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Volume 6, Issue 3, Posted 8:00 PM, 03.06.2015

Memorial Park Community Garden is “Planting a Row for the Hungry”

The Memorial Park Community Garden (MPCG) came to life in 2011 through the efforts of a group of dedicated residents, the City of Euclid, OSU Extension Service, and Cuyahoga County Board of Health. We now have 37 gardens beds, and plans for more. Our mission is to provide Euclid residents of all ages and abilities a space in which they can produce nutritious food for themselves and their community, in harmony with nature.

MPCG is not just about helping individuals to have a great gardening space in Euclid, we are dedicated to being active in the community including educational programs and hunger outreach. MPCG requires garden members to donate 10% of their crops to the Euclid Hunger Center (EHC). We have two 100 sq. ft. garden beds dedicated to the hunger center with plans for expansion. MPCG also partners with the Euclid Fruit Harvest Project in the fall to collect hundreds of pounds of fruit.

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Volume 5, Issue 3, Posted 12:56 PM, 04.11.2014

No, I am not my hair!

As children growing up we are taught that our hair is our crown and glory, but it seems that in this era of life, the teachings of that time are slowly evolving into non-existence. The idea that life should be so consumed with the outer impression that the inner-being is lacking in a sense of self-development.

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Volume 5, Issue 1, Posted 9:41 PM, 02.07.2014

A Delicious Mission: The Euclid Fruit Harvest Project

Apples and pears abound in Euclid, and the Euclid Fruit Harvest Project people want to be sure that this delicious fruit goes to people not just our furry friends in nature. The mission of the Euclid Fruit Harvest Project is to locate abandoned or underutilized fruit trees that have edible fruit, harvest the fruit with volunteers, and donate the fruit to community organizations.  

Of the 1149 pounds of fruit that was harvested so far this season, 795 pounds of fruit was donated to the Euclid Hunger Center, East Shore Church’s Soup’s On meal, and a local women’s shelter. The volunteer pickers took home the remaining good fruit to eat, cook, and preserve. Unusable fruit that was gathered from beneath the trees was taken to the Memorial Park Community Garden’s compost pile.

It started with a single pear tree in a Waterloo backyard three years ago and this year 20 volunteers harvested from 10 sites (some twice) that included trees at abandoned homes, front and backyards with owners’ permission, and even a great tasting apple tree at a local fast food restaurant. Volunteer pickers’ keen eyes spot trees during their neighborhood commutes and hand out postcards to invite homeowners to participate with our harvests.  

We’ve had great support from Nicole Wright of OSU Extension with equipment and publicity. Memorial Park Community Gardeners have joined us as great fruit-finders and pickers and our mission is realized through the awareness and permission of the area fruit tree owners. If you have a tree at your home, have knowledge of a possible source, or would like to join us, please contact euclidfruitharvest@gmail.com or call 440-941-4620 and leave a message. Fruit tree care education, food preservation techniques, and increased gleaning in our community are future goals for the Euclid Fruit Harvest Project.

           

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 1:05 PM, 11.11.2013

Euclid Recreation Exercises Good Study Habits

On a weekly basis, you can find the Euclid Recreation Department’s youth tackle football teams together studying their school work. Under the leadership of Director Mac Stephens, the study tables are overseen by volunteer coaches and team parents. Kids have a GPA requirement in order to play on the fall tackle football teams and must submit progress reports to be certain that education is their first priority. 

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 12:04 PM, 10.14.2013

How to Move a Community Garden

Euclid’s Memorial Park Community Garden (MPCG) has to move to make room for the new jail construction. What a shock after three years of turning a grass plot behind the city jail into a third acre filled with thriving garden beds. However, you can’t keep a good garden down; with a promise of the city’s help, an experienced leadership team, and a crew of determined gardeners we are moving it all – within a one month deadline.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:14 PM, 06.07.2013

Action Carstar Autobody Supports "iPods for Wounded Veterans" throughout November

Action Carstar Autobody turns up the volume on its support of America's veterans and active duty military with Carstar National Miitary Month Celebration

This November, Northeast Ohio CARSTAR shops will honor America’s active duty and military veterans with a special celebration for CARSTAR National Military Month. It will include a national partnership with” iPods for Wounded Veterans,” which is a charity dedicated to helping wounded service men and women by providing a diversion and easing the boredom of recovery by donating iPods, iPads, eReaders and other materials that improve their quality of life.

During the month of November all CARSTAR locations around the country will collect donations of new or gently used iPods, iPads, Nooks or Kindles. Supporters can also donate iTunes gift cards or make a financial contribution for  "iPods for Wounded Veterans” to purchase the electronics directly. (Checks should be made out to “iPods for Wounded Veterans").

To make a donation locally, visit  ACTION CARSTAR at 21200 St. Clair Avenue, Euclid between 8am-6pm, M-F, 9am-12pm Saturdays. The collected items will be donated in December to recovering military members at select military hospitals around the country.

Tony Perrino, owner of Action CARSTAR Auto Body, and staff have been supporting our troops over the past 4 years every November and appreciate the support they have received from Euclid and surrounding communities. 

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Volume 3, Issue 10, Posted 10:49 AM, 11.13.2012

Baldwin Wallace Student Lands In Tunisia On State Department Scholarship

Elise Wallis is spending the summer far from her hometown of Euclid. The rising senior at Baldwin Wallace University is in in Tunisia mastering Arabic on a highly competitive Critical Language Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State. Wallis was among 631 students selected from more than 5,200 student applicants, “which places the Critical Language Scholarship among some of the most competitive scholarship competitions in the United States,” according to the program website.

The Critical Language Scholarship offers “summer language institutes overseas in thirteen critical need foreign languages,” providing fully-funded “intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences for U.S. citizen undergraduate, Master’s and Ph.D. students.”

“I have Arabic lessons four hours each day, which includes three hours of Modern Standard Arabic and one hour Tunisian dialect,” Wallis reported. “The program is slightly more hours of classroom study than a student would receive in an academic year of Arabic at a university in the U.S.”

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 11:30 AM, 08.12.2012

Euclid Women's Ensemble

The Euclid Women's Ensemble has been a part of the Euclid Community since 1953. It is a group of women who get together once a week to practice to become one of the best sounding groups in the area. We have about 20 women in the group (sometimes more, sometimes less), depending on the situation and our health. We sing for Christian church meetings, in Nursing Homes, Masonic Groups, Senior Centers, Kiwinis Clubs, and we have sung at Lakeland College. We sing for free, but do accept donations and the money is used to purchase new music. 

We recently decided to change our name to North Shore Women's Ensemble as our Ladies come from all over the North Eastern Shore Area. We do have one little problem. Our Director, Karen Pribula, has decided (with her husband) to retire to Florida. This will leave us one Director short for the upcoming season. So we are on the search for someone who has had experience at directing and will be available in the afternoons. We meet once a week for practice at the East Shore United Methodist Church on Lake Shore Blvd, Euclid.

If you are interested, please call 216-261-3630 and I will put you in touch with the proper people who will make the final decision.

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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 4:10 PM, 07.14.2012

Kiwanis Club's Boots and Shoes Program

The Annual Boots and Shoes Program, sponsored by the Euclid Kiwanis Club was a great success.  During the month of November, Marie Dula contacted the Euclid School system and all of the Catholic schools in Euclid to ask for names of children who could use a pair of boots or shoes.  Certificates were mailed to the parents telling them of two different dates in December, when they could come to the PayLess Shoe Source to purchase a pair of boots or shoes for their child.  They were  authorized a $25.00 gift certificate, to pay for their purchases.

A big thank you to the staff at the Euclid Payless Shoe Source and its manager, who made the event a special affair.  Parents were allowed to come into the store before business hours, to make their selections.  The children were given hats and gloves along with a Christmas goodie bag, an tooth brushes from  our President, Dr. Kari Cunningham, who was on hand to put on a correct brusing, of the teeth, demonstration to children who had asked especially about flossing.  It was a happy time, not only for the children who received the gifts, but also for the Kiwanis members who were there to greet and assist the parents and children.

Our goal was to give out 100 gift certificates this year.  We almost reached that goal.  Thanks to every one who worked on this project.  Remember that all the money raised by the Kiwanis Club in Euclid, is returned back to the community in the form of projects that benefit the community.

Upcoming events are the Bowl A Thon on February 18th at Wickliffe Lanes, Honor the Citizen, Youth, Kiwanian, and Business of the year awards, The 200th Street Stroll, Our Pancake Breakfast on Palm Sunday at the Manor Country Cabin.  If you would like to become a part of this active group, contact us at euclidkiwanis@gmail.com.

 

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 1:31 PM, 02.02.2012

Euclid Resident Gives Back This Thanksgiving

BEREA, OH— Sean Davis of Euclid was part of a group Baldwin-Wallace College student and faculty members involved in the Office of Community Outreach Alternative Thanksgiving Break. This service-intensive trip took place in New York City and focused on hunger and homelessness. Participating students saw firsthand the struggles of those experiencing homelessness, hunger, or financial difficulties around the holidays.

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Volume 2, Issue 10, Posted 5:00 PM, 12.31.2011

Safe summer grilling is essential to summer fun

Hello, residents of Euclid! As summer comes into full swing, people will enjoy the warm weather by being outdoors. This includes firing up the grill and enjoying a cookout. The Euclid Fire Department wants you to be safe and use common sense this summer. 

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling; it’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. It can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be on your way to safe grilling:

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 7:08 PM, 07.09.2011

Marriage season - ensure your license never expires

Susanne M. Alexander, Euclid author, relationship and marriage coach, and character specialist, just learned that her book, "All-in-One Marriage Prep: 75 Experts Share Tips and Wisdom to Help You Get Ready Now" (Barringer), is a 2011 finalist of the Eric Hoffer Award for Independent Books (www.Allinonemarriageprep.com) She was a contributor and the lead editor for the book that includes experts giving their best advice to couples about how to prepare for marriage and how to be successful after the wedding. Alexander is president of Euclid-based Marriage Transformation LLC (www.marriagetransformation.com).

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 7:08 PM, 07.09.2011

Gateway News...helping seniors with housing

Summer’s coming! It is time for a fresh new start at Gateway Manor.  Enjoy bright, spacious living with activities and amenities for every lifestyle.

We offer affordable, independent living with a complete continuity of care on one campus.  Assisted services are now available at an independent level through Senior Independence.  Contact Nicole Cassidy at (440) 487-4547 for more information.

Move in now and your first month’s rent is free. This limited-time offer is valid through July 31. Gateway Manor is located on the campus of Gateway Retirement Community, 4 Gateway Drive, in Euclid.  For additional information, please call Carol at (216) 383-1459. You will be pleasantly surprised!

 

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Volume 2, Issue 4, Posted 3:48 PM, 06.02.2011

A local love affair with an old fashioned love story

Very early April 29, eleven royal watchers gathered at the Euclid home of Carole Price to view the “Wedding of the Century.”  Network coverage began at 4 a.m. and so did they.  Due to the hour, required attire consisted of PJs, robe and slippers, and with a nod to British nuptial protocol, stylish hats!  Sipping mimosas and Bloody Marys, and noshing on a buffet brunch, the activities across the pond were thoroughly dissected.  All agreed the bride was exquisite, the groom handsome in uniform, and the ceremony hit just the right notes.

Viewing parties are not new to this group.  In l973 several of the group were around to watch Princess Anne marry Captain Mark Phillips.  The group increased in size in1981 when vigil was kept for the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana.  Gatherings continued through the wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson and sadly, Princess Diana’s funeral.

Word has it that Zara Phillips, the daughter of Princess Anne, will marry her rugby player July 30 in Edinburgh, Scotland.  If the event is televised the women will surely be on hand to mark the festivities -- no matter the hour.

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 5:01 PM, 05.04.2011

Education opens doors for landscaping careers

Today, landscaping is more than just cutting a lawn or rounding up stray leaves. Lawn upkeep is only one facet of a landscapers work, and they stay busy designing aesthetically pleasing landscape plans, planting trees and flowers, monitoring plant health and installing sprinkler systems and walkways.  Landscapers’ backgrounds must go beyond equipment operation to include horticulture, landscape design, soil analysis and botany.

Today, landscaping is more than just cutting a lawn or rounding up stray leaves. Lawn upkeep is only one facet of a landscapers work, and they stay busy designing aesthetically pleasing landscape plans, planting trees and flowers, monitoring plant health and installing sprinkler systems and walkways.  Landscapers’ backgrounds must go beyond equipment operation to include horticulture, landscape design, soil analysis and botany.

Many landscapers are also employed as garden center and nursery consultants, and groundskeepers often work for businesses and athletic facilities. Experienced landscape professionals can also advance to work as contractors, who supervise landscaping companies and handle the business side of things by scheduling work crews and ensuring quality of service. Experience aside however, education is crucial for advancing in the industry. With the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting that more than 250,000 landscaping jobs will be added within the decade, the demand for educated and skilled workers is increasing.

Education for the industry is available locally, as Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) graduate Jessica Burr discovered.  When Burr joined the Tri-C Plant Science and Landscape Technology program, she was working as a groundskeeper and wanted to advance.

“I decided to go to school to further my career,” said Burr. “You can learn on the job, but it’s difficult.  With training and education you have more knowledge, so you’re not just coming in to mow the lawn.””

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 4:23 PM, 05.04.2011

Out of work...not out of options.

With the national unemployment rate over 9%, the new Career Development and Transition Services at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) are reaching out to residents in Euclid and surrounding suburbs impacted by the economic recession.  We provide enhanced support services to the unemployed or underemployed community members across Cuyahoga County. These much-needed services assist individuals with career planning and job coaching; skills and interests assessments; education planning to support retraining; appropriate academic and technical training programs; and job search preparation.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 4:48 PM, 03.20.2011

SHORT TAKES: New pets and Christmas a bad mix

The Euclid Animal Shelter will continue to process pet adoptions through the Christmas holidays; however, no dogs or cats will be allowed to relocate to their new homes between Dec. 20 and the Christmas holidays.

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Volume 1, Issue 9, Posted 2:51 PM, 01.18.2011

Insights on insurance

Perhaps you are like most people – when you get your monthly billings from department stores, gasoline companies, utilities, cell phone, etc., the first thing you do is strip the flyers and advertisements and throw them away, saving only the invoice and the reply envelope for future payment. Well, let me suggest that this is not a good plan when you get your renewal billings from your insurance company!

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Volume 1, Issue 9, Posted 2:51 PM, 01.18.2011

Members of Curves decorate bras to raise money for breast cancer

Euclid Curves is a flagship sponsor for the upcoming Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. In keeping with the celebration the ladies of Curves have decorated bras which will be auctioned off to raise funds for breast cancer research. In a spirit of solidarity, the women put their creative talents to work. The bras were so very clever that they earned equally creative titles such as Red Hat Society, Beaded Boobs, Belly Dancer, and Here's Looking at You. Over 50 bras adorn the walls of the Euclid Curves. More funds were raised as the members paid $1.00 per vote to vote for their favorites. Bras will be on display until the first of the year.

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Volume 1, Issue 9, Posted 2:51 PM, 01.18.2011

City of Euclid Euclid Foreclosure Prevention Committee News

The Euclid Foreclosure Prevention Committee, developed by Councilman Greg Van Ho back in the summer of 2008, a citizens’ action committee dedicated to the prevention, education and assistance of those facing economic hardship and possible loss of their home through foreclosure. The mission of the committee is to develop strategies to inform, educate and assist residents in dealing with the challenges related to foreclosure, and explore approaches to reduce the number and impact of the foreclosed homes in Euclid.

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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 3:24 PM, 11.28.2010

My Adventures Delivering the Euclid Observers

Since the first publication of the Euclid Observer, it has been my pleasure to help my father John Copic spread the happy news to my hometown. Besides moral support, I also help dad with stories, taking pictures, making ads, and delivering the paper. Our delivery method is still a work in progress, but always a fun adventure every month. Here are a few highlights of my adventures over the past few issues.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 7:25 AM, 09.17.2010

East Shore Garden Flower Show breaks all the rules

The East Shore Garden Club held its annual Non-Standard Flower Show at the Euclid Public Library last month. This flower show is held every September, and this year’s show was a success. But this was a non-standard show. To understand what a non-standard show it, you need to know what we do during a standard show.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010

"Take Me Home--Please!"

Some of the “guests” at the Euclid Animal Shelter, like the stray dogs and cats rounded up by Animal Control Officer Ann Mills, are harder to place in new homes than others. As a result they often endure long waits, confined to their cramped cages, hoping that a kind individual or family will stop by one day and decide to adopt them.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010

Euclid Collaborative News!

Strengthening Families Series

The Euclid /Hillcrest Area Family to Family Collaborative is hosting a Strengthening Families Series that started Oct. 11 and will run every Monday through the end of December. Anyone is welcome to attend. All sessions are held at Euclid Lutheran Church, located at 431 East 260th Street, and run from 6 to 8 p.m. Children over 13 years of age are invited to join the presentation and child care is available for younger children. Light snacks will be provided. Those with questions may contact Courtney Nicolai at the Euclid Y, (216) 731-7454.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010

Euclid through a fresh set of eyes

I have a confession to make: I’m not much of a “city” person. I’ll take small town living or a rural setting over big city excitement any day of the week. But small towns and rural areas do have one great flaw; lack of employment opportunities. So here I am, a small town boy in a big city setting who is very thankful to be employed.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010

SHORT TAKES:

Judging from the glossy political mailings that have been flooding voters’ mailboxes lately, county executive hopefuls Ed FitzGerald (the Democratic Party’s endorsed candidate) and Republican Matt Dolan (who won the Plain Dealer’s endorsement) have been engaging in a hot-and-heavy name-calling contest.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010

Small nonprofits losing tax exempt status

So, you think your nonprofit organization does not need to file a tax form because you’re too small, you don’t make a lot of money, you don’t even realize you are registered as a non-profit, etc. Well, think again! You may have a tax exempt number and not even know it. Maybe your organization was established years ago and those original founding members are no longer around.

Small nonprofit organizations at risk of losing their tax-exempt status because they failed to file required returns for 2007, 2008 and 2009 can preserve their status by filing returns by Oct. 15, 2010, under a one-time relief program.

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 7:25 AM, 09.17.2010

Linda Unlocks the Secret to Beautiful Hair

Every day’s a good hair day at Linda’s Lock Shoppe. Linda Wall is the proprietor of her store located at 542 East 200th Street in Euclid. She has a large and loyal following of 20 years.

After beauty school, she worked for others in the business for eight years. At that point in her life she knew it was time to be her own boss. She bought a salon and equipment on a tiny budget at a store on East 156th Street in Cleveland. Eventually she moved to her present shop and has enjoyed a prosperous business ever since. Her little shop is a delight to visit, as she herself is a delightful woman.

What is her philosophy of making a salon grow? It’s quite simple: the cardinal rule is giving the customers what they ask for, not what she might like to do for them. That approach has served her well.

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 7:25 AM, 09.17.2010

Insights on Insurance

Welcome to a new feature of the Euclid Observer!  This month’s topic will address how your automobile insurance policy and carrier deal with damages to your vehicle’s glass.

The fundamental prerequisite for coverage is based upon whether you carry comprehensive coverage.  Look on your policy’s declarations page to see if this coverage part is listed.  Comprehensive coverage includes repairing damages to your vehicle caused by perils ‘other than collision: fire, theft, vandalism, falling trees, flood, and glass, to name the most prominent.

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 7:25 AM, 09.17.2010