For the past dozen years or so, Genevieve “Genny” Flaisman has been one of the more active – and popular – participants in the Euclid Family YMCA’s aquatics programs for seniors. But now, at the young age 99, she’s had to face the rather sad task of saying good-bye to her many YMCA friends and prepare for a new phase of life in another state.
It takes a special man to be selected as the Slovenian Workman’s Home Man of the Year. Fred Nevar has been honored as this year's recipient for his tireless work to preserve the Slovenian heritage and for his involvement in fraternal, civic and veterans' organizations.
Nevar received additional proclamations from the City of Euclid, Senator George V. Voinovich, Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Ohio District 7 Representative, Kenny Yuko, and Cleveland Councilman Mike Polensak. From the Slovenian community, Nevar received plaques and awards from the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia, Jurcek Zmauc, the Federation of Slovenian National Homes and the Slovene National Benefit Society. He also received a plaque from the Euclid Veterans Association.
It is time, once again, for Gateway Sunday, Sep. 12! Everyone is invited to celebrate Gateway’s “community within a community” and join in the fight against hunger and Alzheimer’s.
From 10:30 a.m. to noon, we will be serving a delicious pancake breakfast on the Gateway campus (3 Gateway Drive, off East 200th Street). Bring your entire family for good food, classic cars, cash prizes, entertainment, the Euclid Beach Rocket Car, and Petals & Daisy the clowns (sponsored by Senior Independence). There is something for everyone to enjoy.
Our city lost two first class civic activists in the past year, both widely admired for their exceptional volunteerism. Dennis Berzinskas and his wife moved to Jefferson, Ohio and Bob Tilk and his wife moved to a retirement village in Lorain. Dennis was voted the Sun Journal CitiSun of the Year in 2004. He volunteered thousands of hours rehabilitating both the Shore Cultural Centre and the Henn Mansion. Bob was Sun Journal CitiSun of the Year 1993, Kiwanis Man of the Year 1996 and the American Legion Citizen of the Year 2008. Bob held leadership positions in countless school and civic organizations. Both Dennis and Bob frequently offered solid commentary at the council microphone during the public sessions. We’re going to miss these fine human beings.
The City of Euclid Parks & Recreation is in full swing, from programs for children, adults and family. Programming includes a wide range of programming such as swim team, swimming lessons, open swim, soccer, start smart football, basketball, softball, baseball, sand volleyball, golf and tennis. We are currently accepting registrations for our flag (ages 5-9)and tackle football (ages 8-12) and cheerleading (ages 7-13). Memorial Pool, although delayed in opening due to a bad pump, is up and running and serving many folks in this extremely warm and humid weather. Memorial Pool is open Monday through Sunday from 1 - 5 p.m. for open swim, 5 - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for adult swim, and Monday through Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. for open swim. The four neighborhood pools are open Monday through Saturday from 1 - 5 p.m. for open swim.
George Stevens joined the Army in 1917. He became a member of the American Expeditionary Forces on October 18, 1917, a part of the Rainbow division, which found them all serving in France. In a telegram to George's father, the commander of the 42nd Division explained what had happened. "... on the occasion of the action near Seringer-et-Nesle, northeast of Chateau-Thierry, on the night of July 29, 1918, when his company had been halted during the advance by murderous fire from the enemy, he did fearlessly attack a machine gun nest and in exposing himself, he met his death ...
Action CARSTAR Collision and Villa Angela-St. Joseph volleyball teams participate in national car wash fundraiser
Abracadabra! Action CARSTAR Collision and the Villa Angela-St. Joseph volleyball team, along with CARSTAR stores and their partners across the United States and Canada, have once again made magic happen for children in need across North America. Themed “Making Magic Happen – One Car at a Time,” the Soaps It Up Car Wash took place throughout North America June 12 as a fundraiser for cystic fibrosis in Canada and the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America in the U.S., as well as select local charities.
Tim McCormack, who has held numerous positions in local, state, and county government, recently confirmed his intention to run for the new county executive position created by passage last fall of Issue 6 – the charter amendment that dramatically overhauled Cuyahoga County’s government structure. It established an 11-district county council and a single county executive as the top county official.
Euclid is extraordinarily lucky to have its own farmers’ market. What’s even better is between now and October, the farmers’ market will be open for business each Friday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Unlike many area farmers’ markets, the Euclid farmers’ market has hours convenient for those who work all day. The market is located on the north parking lot of Shore Cultural Centre.
Memorial Day is the day when families and friends gather together to celebrate the long weekend and to honor those men and women who have fought for our freedom. The city of Euclid continues to do this in an extraordinary fashion. For more than 80 years, military personnel have been remembered by our community for their service to our country.
We want you (yes, we are talking to you) to become a writer for the Euclid Observer. We know a few of you have a great story just waiting to be told. Some of you have listened to your inner self and responded to our previous requests, and we thank you. But we want more of you to contribute to our local newspaper.
Water quality is essential to all of us – and the quality of our water affects the quality of our lives.
Started in 2006, the Stroll exists to promote E. 200th Street businesses and the many community resources available to all. It's a family event to celebrate our great City of Euclid and its residents. The Euclid Beach Rocket Car will offer free rides up and down the street and for those strollers needing some help traveling E.200th Street, Lolly the Trolley will be transporting attendees to stops along each side of the street. Businesses on E. 200th Street are getting ready to celebrate The Stroll with surprises and specials, and many community organizations have signed up to line the street with activities and share helpful information.
I hope you will enjoy this first edition of the Euclid Observer and find it both informative and enjoyable. The paper is a new venue for resident information, offering insight into the news that is happening in our community.
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