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LaSalle Arts and Media Center Project is Ready for Construction

The long awaited LaSalle Arts and Media Center project had a groundbreaking on August 9, 2016. Several dignitaries and project supporters were on hand to officially launch the commencement of the project.

The venue will be the largest venue on the east side of non-hotel associated rentable event space. Given the unique floorplan levels, capacity for table seating will be from 250 to 600 people. “The adaptable re-use of the LaSalle Arts and Media Center sets the stage for a number of creative events to be hosted. We also hope to be able to show some films once or twice a month,” stated Executive Director Brian Friedman, Executive Director of Northeast Shores Development Corporation the projects manager. Data will have the potential to travel into and out of the premises via fiber optic cable supplied by Lightower Communications. Five apartments will be rehabilitated utilizing The City of Cleveland Housing Trust Fund HOME Program, supplying 5 affordable housing units to the project. Three commercial storefronts will house: a bakery, insurance office and artists gallery space.

The project will continue as planned with what the public discussed at the project charrette in 2010. The wide open theater auditorium will remain in its 7,000 + square foot of unobstructed view state and will host events with A Taste of Excellence being the exclusive cater for the venue. The calendar will be filled with a number of ancillary uses, neighborhood meetings, parties, as well as performance space.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Councilman’s Corner

What great weather we’ve been blessed with this summer.  My sincere thanks to all who have supported all the neighborhood events and activities.  We had a great turn out for the Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime at the Humphrey’s Sports Complex on Tuesday, August 2, 2016 and my many thanks to the neighborhood organizations who staff the booths and tents.  Holy Redeemer Feast of the Assumption held on August 7th was a great show of support  as well.  The Friday night concert series at Euclid Beach Park had record turnouts and the Cleveland Metroparks is already working on next year’s musical line-up.  Veterans Park has been completed at East 174th Street and Lakeshore Blvd. and I can say that it looks great and if you have the time, please visit the memorial stone, it’s truly inspiring.

My sincere appreciation is extended to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District for their contributions towards this most worthy endeavor.  The historic LaSalle Theater groundbreaking took place on Tuesday, August 9th and many thanks to the Northeast Shores Development Corporation for championing this project and anyone wishing to donate to make sure that this project is a success, please contact NESDC at 216 481-7660. 

Between our local development corporations, Collinwood/Nottingham Village, St.Clair-Superior and Northeast Shores, we believe that we have identified all abandoned and foreclosed properties in Ward 8.  If you believe that we may missed a property on your street, please call your local CDC to report the address.  We are working with the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer on making sure that all of the abandoned/delinquent property tax homes are processed for foreclosure and ultimate sheriff sale and/or demolition.  Our goal in 2016-17, is to rid our community of as many of these properties as we can.

As always, I can be reached at my office at 216 664-4236


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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

"Charity Tuesday" at Beach Club Bistro

The Beach Club Bistro at 21939 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid (216-731-7499; is a wonderful locally owned and operated independent restaurant in Euclid. They have a program that gives back to the community called "Charity Tuesdays".

Addie Broach operates "Addie's Pet Protection", a dog rescue and sanctuary. Addie has worked closely with the communities of Euclid, Collinwood, and the city of Cleveland, helping both animals and people. She has helped countless animals, mostly the ones who are too sick or old to be adopted; the ones who have nowhere to go. She is also very involved with feeding the homeless. Addie has given selflessly all of her life to animals and  people who need help. Now Addie is facing a very grave illness. Her husband has taken off work to care for her and run the sanctuary on his own. But his leave from work is unpaid. Their family currently has no income and mounting medical bills. For the month of September, "Charity Tuesday" at the Beach Club Bistro will help raise funds for Addie.

Please bring the flyer seen in this article with you when you dine in on a Tuesday in September. Present the flyer to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated. It doesn't cost you a penny extra while you enjoy the delicious offerings of this fabulous restaurant!

Try one of their unique specialty pizzas or contemporary American cuisine dinners on their beautiful outdoor covered patio. Please support "Charity Tuesday" this month of September for Addie, while also supporting a local, independent business. Please print this flyer, bring it with you, and specify that it is for Addie Broach. 

Thank you and hope to see you there!

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Silhouette Productions and the Shore Cultural Centre Proudly Presents "The Music Man"

By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Wilson's six-time, Tony Award winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation.

The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.

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Collinwood Slovenian Home "Purse Auction"

Collinwood Slovenian Home

15810 Holmes Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Purse Auction




Sunday, September 25, 2016 2PM to 5PM

Everyone Welcome!



Call 216-681-6649 For More Information



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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Coming Soon to Waterloo Music Emporium

Musicians rejoice! E. 185th Street's flagship store for all things instrumental - Music Emporium - is just about ready to open the doors at their satellite location on Waterloo.

Music Emporium's additional retail space (15721 Waterloo Road - right next to Space: Rock!) has their hours tentatively set for Friday evenings from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, along with Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 - 3:00 pm.

As the fall touring season gets underway, keep an eye out for expanded hours and special events at the new location. For more information and updates, visit the Music Emporium on Facebook or stop by the store.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

LaRiccia Barber Shop Teams Up with Beachland Hair Design

Daniel LaRiccia closed the doors to LaRiccia's Barber Shop on E. 200th Street at the end of July to join forces with Beachland Hair Design, located at 18324 Lakeshore Blvd..

After 40 years of service to the Collinwood and Euclid area, Danniel decided to go into Semi Retirment mode , working  just Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Daniel will still be able to offer all of his clients and friends the same quality services, and traditional barbering hair styling

Originally from the South Collinwood area Danny attended Collinwood High School , went into the barbering trade and worked side by side with his father At LaRiccia Barber Shop then located near London and St. Clair, sometime in the late 70's ear;y 80's Danny and his father moved to the Euclid Ohio area and remained on E. 200th Street for almost 30 year.

We welcome Danny to Beachland Hair Designs , and hope that we see you there someday for a classic barber hair style.

For more information on our services at Beachland Hair Design please like our page on facebook.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Please Join Us for the "This Is Euclid" Art Walk

Summer at Sims 

On Friday, September 23rd from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., there will be an art walk in Downtown Euclid on Lakeshore Blvd. to feature the many photographs that were submitted for This Is Euclid, the city sponsored photography contest. Hundreds of photographs have been received, and you can view them all in the slide shows at, under the Announcements tab.  

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Euclid Heat Treating Keeps it Local

Cleveland historically has been a town of entrepreneurs, startups and family businesses, especially in the manufacturing and industrial sector. In this column, each month we continue the manufacturing conversation, because manufacturing is what this town was built on, and manufacturing continues to sustain it.

Another company right in your backyard that you probably are not familiar with is Euclid Heat Treating. Heat treaters harden, test and package metal parts that have been stamped, machined, cast or forged. It was started in 1946 by John J. Vanas, a metallurgical engineer and graduate of Case School of Applied Science. . He grew up in Euclid, on E.222nd Street, and in 1945, he started his business in the garage behind his home.  Originally called The Engineered Heat Treating Company or “THETCO,” the primary focus was to service the growing tool-and-die manufacturing in the area.


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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Are you cat crazy? Prove it!

Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the Craziest Cat Person?  You can prove your feline dedication all while benefitting the Waterloo Alley Cat Project and Tails From The City; two local organizations that work endlessly to provide medical care, food and shelter for area homeless cats.  Saturday, September 17 will be the Crazy Cat People Party at The Millard Filmore Bar (15617 Waterloo Road) from 7pm-10pm.  Admission is free, but donations of cat food and litter is greatly appreciated.  There will be a small registration fee to enter the Craziest Cat Person contest which can be done at the Filmore that evening.  Wear ALL of your cat gear: shirts, hats, jewelry, name it!  Guests will cheer loudest for the craziest cat person.  Winner will receive a basket of goodies as well as the title of Craziest Cat Person!  Several raffle prizes will be available to bid on from various local merchants.  All monetary profits will go directly to help care for Cleveland area cats in need.  Wearing cat clothes and accessories is not mandatory to enjoy the fun and help kitties.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Balance Training in the Older Adult

Most people take balance for granted, assuming that navigation occurs without effort, thinking or fear.  When a child falls, he is able to shake it off and continue moving.  When an older adult falls, however, there are often consequences.  Sometimes a broken bone might be the result.  A broken bone limits mobility, which can lead to a general decline in health.  Thousands of older Americans die each year as the result of a broken hip due to a fall.  Even if a recovery is made from a broken bone, a resulting decrease in confidence and independence can still occur.

 Structured exercise with balance training helps to reduce falls and to maintain independence.  Balance training exercises involve stretching and strengthening muscles while challenging balance.  These exercise programs allow an increase in reaction time and improved coordination.  Exercise programs also contribute to stronger bones and an increase in muscle bulk, which can protect bones and joints.  Better brain function always occurs with physical stimulation and may allow for clearer thinking and the ability to avoid situations that increase fall risk.

 Many exercise classes are available in the community to improve fitness and balance.  Always check with your doctor before starting a new class, however.  If balance is impaired significantly, initiating balance training with a physical therapist is the safest and most beneficial approach.  Home health organizations, outpatient therapy clinics, and rehab centers such as Mount St. Joseph Rehab Center in Euclid, have the therapy staff available to provide these services.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Children Needing Grief Support Can Find Help at Overnight Camp

Children and counselors gather to get acquainted and sing camp songs on the first day.   

Support is available for children ages 8-14 who are coping with the death of a loved one. “Together We Can Overnight,” a children’s grief support camp hosted by Hospice of the Western Reserve, is planned from Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m., to Sunday, Oct. 16, 10:15 a.m., at Red Oak Camp, 9057 Kirtland-Chardon Rd., Kirtland. The registration fee is $25 per camper; scholarships are available. Space is limited and completed registrations are due by Monday, Sept. 26. For more information and to receive a registration packet, call 216.486.6838.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit Saturday September 17th

The Olde Collinwood Tavern on Saranac Road

There is going to be a spaghetti dinner benefit at The Olde Collinwood Tavern Saturday September 17th for John "Peanut" Arnold, who was injured in a trench collapse at work. The dinner is a $10.00 donation and starts at 2:00 pm till whenever. They will also be having chinese & 50/50 raffles. 

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Holy Redeemer's Feast of the Assumption procession August 7th

Holy Redeemer Church on Kipling Avenue celebrated the Feast of the Assumption, Christ's mother Mary ascension into Heaven, Sunday August 7th. Following Mass there was the procession with a marching band through the streets of the neighborhood with the statue of Mary, then concluded with a cavetelli dinner back at the school gym.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Rain Barrel Workshop on September 15th at Euclid Senior Center

Workshop flyer

Learn how to harvest rainwater for all of your garden needs and to combat stormwater pollution in your community by constructing a rain barrel!  Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District, City of Euclid and Friends of Euclid Creek are hosting a Rain Barrel Workshop on Thursday, September 15th from 6:30-8:00pm at the Euclid Senior Center (1 Bliss Lane, 44123).  The $60 fee includes a 60 gallon barrel, all materials and downspout diverter, but it is free to come and listen.  Registration is required by Thursday, September 8

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Artist Spotlight

While growing up, Lori Kella was torn between becoming an engineer or an artist: these days she's a bit of both.

Kella teaches at Kent State University, covering a range of photography techniques with her students. But in her personal work, she gets to imagine and build her own scenes before capturing them with her camera.

At an early age, Kella enjoyed the way a camera rendered images, but she didn't find that the world presented the precise scenes she wanted to convey with her camera. She could see the stories of the natural world around her, but the camera didn't quite capture everything.

So she improvised.

Kella built her own scenes. They started as still life images with fruit and vegetables from the nearby food co-op. But as her work evolved, her created landscapes became something surreal - teeming with their own reflection of reality that just couldn't be captured by going out and photographing nature.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

International Coastal Cleanup Day - September 17th at Euclid Beach

Looking to fill your morning on Saturday September 17th?  Look no further! 

Join Adopt-a-Beach volunteers at Euclid Beach for International Coastal Cleanup Day from 10am-12pm at Euclid Creek Reservation - Euclid Beach 16301 Lakeshore Blvd. 

Volunteers at Euclid Beach will take part in a global beach cleanup in partnership with the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program and the Ocean Conservancy.  On International Coast Cleanup Day, thousands of volunteers head to beach cleanups around the world to raise awareness about the challenges of plastic pollution in our water.  Debris collected at the Euclid Beach cleanup is recorded on data cards and submitted to the Alliance for the Great Lakes and the Ocean Conservancy along with data from beaches across the globe! For more information about the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach Program, visit and for the Ocean Conservancy, visit

Volunteers will meet at the Euclid Beach Picnic Pavilion about 10-15 minutes before the cleanup to sign in (the entrance to Euclid Beach is located directly across the street from the Collinwood Rec Center). 

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Bringing New Life to The LaSalle Theater!

Northeast Shores Development Corporation is very excited to announce that construction will begin at the LaSalle Theater as soon as January 2016 and the building will be transformed into The LaSalle Arts and Media Center! Once complete, the flexible space will bring the neighborhood together while drawing people to Collinwood for events including multimedia art exhibitions, weddings, community meetings, musical and theatrical performances, rehearsals, parties, and other public and private events.

The total project cost is $3.6 million, with two-thirds of the renovation costs already funded through a combination of loans, grants, and historic preservation tax credits. As a frame of reference, this is about half of the cost of renovations to the Capitol Theater in Gordon Square, and will produce a far more flexible space with more opportunities for community use.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Ballot Box Upcoming Events

As summer turns to fall, the Ballot Box Projects are also transitioning. Several artists had incredible journeys of discovery, while other artists are about to begin. Lucky for you, there is still time to get involved.

On August 17th and 18th, the photography of Collinwood Camera Club was on display at Maria Neil Art Project. The five teenagers who were involved in the club got to experience their first professional gallery opening, and even sold some of their artwork. During the two day exhibit, over 100 people came in to check out their work. The project, led by Bridget Caswell taught area teens about the many disciplines of professional photography. Each week a guest photographer would meet with the group and teach them about their niche, followed by a studio session where they put their lesson into practice.

Artist Lori Kella, who was one of those guest photographers, is also a recipient of the Ballot Box Project funding. She is creating a cookbook that will encourage eating locally. Anyone can get involved by submitting their favorite recipes, showcasing their garden, or writing their foodie experiences on the blog. The cookbook will be available in early November, but you can get some of the recipes at

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Students Visit Local Long-Term Care Facility

Students of Mrs. Miracle's class participate in an activity with residents of the Slovene Home for the Aged.

After a long summer break, the teachers and staff at Lakeshore Intergenerational School could not be more thrilled to welcome students back to our building. We have many things to look forward to this year, but we are most excited to begin our classroom Intergenerational Visits.

Each one of our classrooms is partnered with a local long-term care facility for the school year. They visit these facilities once a month and participate in activities that are designed to create meaningful interaction with residents, as well as reinforce their classroom learning.

We are fortunate to include the Slovene Home for the Aged in our list of local partners. They have done a tremendous job ensuring that our students and their residents are able to make the most of their time together. They generously offer their space and resources to host two of our Primary Cluster classrooms, one of which belongs to Kristin Miracle.


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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

2016 Local High School Football Schedules

Collinwood Railroaders:                                            Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings:

Date:   Time:      Opponent:           Location:                 Date:    Time:      Opponent:            Location:   

8/26    7:00 pm   Crestview           Columbiana, OH        8/27    7:00 pm   University School    Home    

9/02    5:00 pm   Lutheran East      Cleveland Hts.          9/02    7:00 pm   Elyria Catholic        Elyria. OH

9/09    7:00 pm   Green                Uniontown, OH         9/10    7:00 pm   Kirtland                 Home

9/16    3:00 pm   Young                Home                     9/16   7:00 pm   Shaw                     East Cleveland, OH 

9/24   12:00 pm  Lincoln West       Home                      9/24   2:00 pm  Gilmour Academy     Gates Mills, OH

10/01  12:00 pm  John F. Kennedy  Home                    10/01  7:00 pm   Aquinas                  Home 

10/07    3:00 pm  John Adams        Home                   10/08  7:00 pm   Trinity                    Garfield Hts. 

10/14   12:00 pm  Glenville            Glenville               10/14  7:00 pm   Valley Christian        Home 

10/21    3:00 pm   East Tech          East Tech              10/22  7:00 pm   John F. Kennedy       Warren, OH

10/28    3:00 pm   John Hay           Home                   10/28  7:00 pm   Central Catholic       Home

Euclid Panthers:                                                     Glenville Tarblooders:  

Date:    Time:      Opponent:          Location                 Date:   Time:      Opponent:            Location:

8/25     7:00 pm   Glenville            13-7 Win                8/25    7:00 pm   Euclid                  13-7 Loss 

8/28     7:00 pm   Benedictine         Bedford, OH          9/02    Olentangy Liberty                 Powell, OH

9/01     7:00 pm   Aurora               Home                   9/10    St. Edward                          Lakewood, OH

9/09     7:00 pm   Souith               Willoughby, OH      9/16     Rhodes                               Home

9/15     7:00 pm    Mentor              Home                  9/23     John Adams                        Home

9/23     7:00 pm    Solon                Solon, OH            9/30     East Tech                           Home

10/01    1:00 pm    Strongsville       Home                 10/07    John F. Kennedy                  John F. Kennedy

10/07     7:00 pm   Elyria               Elyria, OH            10/14   Collinwood                          Home

10/20      7:00 pm  Brunswick          Brunswick, OH     10/21   John Hay                            Home

10/29      1:00 pm  Shaker Hts.        Shaker Hts, OH    10/29   John Marshall                      John Marshall

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Anniversary Concert Performed by Beloved Musicians of St. Jerome

Lawrence and Julia Wallace with friends and family after their marvelous Anniversary Concert performance.

Lawrence and Julia Wallace delighted parishioners, family and friends who came to St. Jerome Church on Friday, August 19, by performing their first annual Anniversary Concert.  The couple were married at St. Jerome in August 2016 and returned to present an evening of music as a history of song. The performance opened with a twelfth century troubadour melody and progressed through folk, liturgical, operatic, theater and popular genres.  Julia, St. Jerome’s current music director, demonstrated her remarkable vocal skills, often complimenting her song with her own accompaniment on the autoharp, guitar or tin whistle.  Julia holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Marietta College and this month begins pursuing a masters in music education at Case Western Reserve University.  Lawrence, former St. Jerome music director and present music director at St. Luke’s Church in Lakewood, performed brilliantly on the piano, organ and vocally.  Lawrence, a graduate of both American Boys Choir School in Princeton, New Jersey, and Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, in addition to work in the Church, also is involved in theater productions.  The St. Jerome school and congregation are positively grateful for the presence and talents of Julia and Lawrence Wallace at our parish.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Dr. Seuss ROCKS! Newly Renovated St. Jerome School Library

Sam and Isaac can't wait to use the newly renovated St. Jerome School library

It’s back-to-school time at St. Jerome’s and all the students and teachers will be excited when they see their newly remodeled library.  Mrs. Stephanie Uzomah, the school librarian, has been hard at work most of the summer putting a bright face on her favorite space.  A grant from the Catholic Community Foundation made possible the purchase of new carpet, as well as tables and chairs, and other equipment.  The library is especially enjoyed by the younger students, but the updates include a smart TV with educational apps that will benefit every age group.  Recently acquired accelerated reader books will appeal, especially, to the upper grades.  The loft has been redesigned to make it more kid friendly than ever before with bean bag chairs for reading relaxation, and floor-size puzzle building will be fun on the fresh carpet.  Appealing and educational recent book acquisitions have expanded the offerings on the loft’s book racks.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Fall into Amazing Programs at Collinwood Library!

Youth Programs:

Popsicle Stick Flags!

For Labor Day help us celebrate the achievements and contributions made by American workers!!

Thursday, September 1st * 4:30pm

Kids Café

Visit the Collinwood Branch Library after school for Kids Café!

Monday – Friday beginning September 12th


 Collinwood Community Youth Academy

In an effort to empower youth through enlightenment, literacy, self-awareness, leadership, and community engagement, the Collinwood Branch Library has established an academy for youth in grades 6-8.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Contact the branch for details.

Every other Saturday beginning September 17th


Adult Programs: 

Free Computer Classes

Internet Basics, Digital News and Searching, Email Basics, Resume Workshop, and Improve Your Job Search!

Fridays beginning September 2nd


Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop

Learn how to get the support you need and make a step-by-step plan to improve your health.  To register contact Rose Bobbitt by phone 216-421-1350 ext. 183 or email:

Wednesdays, September 7th & 14th*1:00pm-3:30pm

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

St. Jerome Clambake & Steak Dinner

Sunday, September 25 on the parish grounds

Dinner | Entertainment | Raffles | Fun

Catered by John Krann of Rockway Catering

Music by DJ Joel Scigliano

$30 per person | $10 for extra dozen clams

Tickets available in the parish office

Purchase your tickets by September 19


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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Help with Adult Education

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.

Sessions are available on Monday and/or Thursday evenings from 6 to 8 pm at the Church, 35200 Chardon Rd., Willoughby Hills.  Transportation can be arranged upon request.  Child care is available for the little ones.  School-age children may also be brought for homework help.

To ask questions or arrange for tutoring sessions, please email at or phone 440-946-0887.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Creative Drone Program Allows Hospice Patients to “Fly Back in Time”

Hospice of the Western Reserve patients will be able to “virtually visit” their favorite places streamed live on large screen TVs thanks to a generous donation from Hyland Software. Pictured with one of the donated TVs  are (left to right): Bob Phillips-Plona, Dir. of Residential Services; Tom Davis, Hyland Manager of Solution Engineers (and owner of Aerial Anthropology); Lori Scotese, Volunteer Service Manager; Lisa Scotese Gallagher, Dir. of Volunteer Services; Jenny Stonebrook, Dir. of Access to Care; Debbie Connelly, Hyland VP of Human Resources; Lisa Jackman, Hyland Employee Engagement Leader and Kathleen Vegh, Employee Engagement Manager.

A walk along the beach to capture a spectacular Lake Erie sunset, a visit to a much-loved family vacation destination… Hospice of the Western Reserve has found a way to allow patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House and other locations to re-live memories like these in real time through a program called A Flight to Remember.

The innovative program – the first of its kind in the United States – is offered in partnership with Aerial Anthropology, a Cleveland-based provider of aerial videography and photography. It allows hospice patients to experience a live, bird’s-eye view of a place that is meaningful to them using drone technology. The experience is offered at no cost to patients and families cared for by Hospice of the Western Reserve and its affiliate, Hospice of Medina County.

How does it work? The hospice team works individually with patients and their families to determine the location they would like to “visit.” Fly over zones must comply with FAA safety guidelines, so Aerial Anthropology works with the agency and the family to determine whether the desired site is feasible, and to coordinate arrangements with facilities on the ground. At a scheduled time, the family receives an email with a link to connect to a live feed of the drone video. The hospice patient or a designated family member serve as the “virtual pilot,” providing direction to the drone pilot by phone about what he or she would like to see. The flight can be viewed on laptops, tablets, or a Smart TV with Internet access. Experiences typically last 20 to 25 minutes.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

I Can’t Wait to Welcome You to Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.

Everyone knows Girl Scouts and their three C’s: cookies, camping and crafts. But did you know there’s a method to the cookie madness? The way that all these activities happen is the secret of Girl Scouts’ success for more than 100 years. Whether they're learning new skills and earning badges, designing their cookie booth, or deciding how to spend their profits, Girl Scouts are girl-led. By giving girls a chance to explore different perspectives and opportunities to make a difference, Girl Scouts inspires girls to give back and share the good.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

BlabOnAir Relaunches "On-Air" Programming Near Euclid Ohio

BlabOnAir re-launches "On-Air" programming near Euclid Ohio. BlabOnAir Communications (formerly of Lakewood Ohio) brings numerous programs to Chandler Park, blocks from the Euclid Border. Maintaining 1400 sq ft of space, BlabOnAir is poised to be a major contributor to Businesses,Organizations and Schools alike. With five (5) converted offices, 12 cubicles (each outfitted with a Mac or Windows-Based computer), sufficient High-Speed Internet and other useable real estate, our entry into this region will be a huge success for all involved. Below are some of the services BlabOnAir Communications will provide:

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Tri-C’s Encore Program Offers Learning Opportunities for Senior Adults Age 55 and Older

The Encore Campus program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) begins a new session of classes Sept. 23 to enrich the minds and lives of those ages 55 and older.

The fall program runs every Friday for seven weeks at Eastern Campus in Highland Hills and Western Campus in Parma. Age-eligible students can enroll in one to six classes for one low fee of $99.

The course catalogue features more than 100 options on a wide variety of subjects, including art, cinema, computers, history, music, religion, science, yoga and more. Classes are taught by Tri-C faculty, retired educators and subject experts.

“Senior adults can get out and meet new people while learning new things and challenging their minds, with no homework or exams included,” said Suzanne Ortiz, who oversees the program.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016