Message from the Mayor

Summer is finally here!  School is out – congratulations to all the graduates and special congratulations to the Euclid High School Valedictorian Heather Bloeser and Salutatorian Jaime Geiger and to Villa Angela - St. Joseph High School Valedictorian Tim Raddell and Salutatorian Mary Furlan – all Euclid residents.  For the 3rd year, my Directors, Chiefs, Council President Mancuso and community leaders met with Euclid High School political science students for their “My City, My Voice” project.  The students presented their ideas to improve our city – what great energy, presentation skills, thoughtful ideas and understanding of civic responsibility. 

Over the last couple of weeks, I have also had the great privilege to meet with several school groups visiting City Hall, the Services for Independent Living Leadership Academy, our first Euclid City Hall Academy class, Key Bank “Make A Difference” volunteers, the EDCOR annual meeting, Euclid Hospital Volunteers – all great examples of residents doing their part to make a difference.  This is such an important part of a thriving community and I continue to be grateful for all those who help us make Euclid a great community. 

We are excited about our summer events coming up: 

  • The Euclid Wind Festival will be Saturday, June 16th from 3:00 to 8:00pm at Sims Park.  Join us for wind themed activities, crafts, food, music and fellowship. 

  • Join Bike Euclid for the Critical Mass bike ride to Euclid Sims Park on Friday, June 29th. 

  • Summer at Sims concert series on Thursdays July 12, July 26, August 9, and August 23rd from 6:00 to 9:00 pm at Sims Park.  Bring a lawn chair and enjoy food, music, and our beautiful lakefront. 

  • The Farmers Market at Shore Cultural Centre has begun.  Stop by every Friday June 1st through October from 3:00 to 6:30pm. 

  • Outdoor Movie Nights presented in partnership with the Euclid Schools: June 8th at Bluestone Elementary, July 20th at Arbor Elementary, and August 3rd at Chardon Hills Elementary.  These are free and fun for the whole family. 

I am thrilled to welcome several new businesses:  Bananas for Bikes has opened at 21936 Lakeshore Blvd. selling vintage bicycles and offering repair services.  Sub City is a sub sandwich shop that has recently opened at 26598 Lakeshore.  And, a special welcome back to Mama Catena’s Restaurant (711 Babbitt) which has re-opened after a fire last year.  They have totally renovated their space and are now open again with the same great food and welcoming atmosphere!  Please support our local businesses, their success depends on us utilizing them!

I look forward to seeing you on a local patio or restaurant, at a neighborhood gathering, block party or event, at a local sporting event, at one of our community event or just enjoying the beach, parks or a bike ride around town! 

Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Kirsten Holzheimer Gail

Mayor, City of Euclid

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