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March Winds

As I said last month – what a crazy winter! What an understatement that was. Over the last month, I have dealt with countless water leaks in the streets, potholes, frozen pipes, power outages and trees down. I hate to think what else is around the corner. So, stay tuned.   SPRING IS AROUND THE CORNER.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Free WiFi Enabled Devices for All Eligible New Tech Collinwood High School Students

We have exciting news to share!  Cleveland Metropolitan School District is participating in the 1Million Project! With network support from Sprint, the 1Million Project Foundation is providing one million eligible high school students across the country with 100% free mobile devices and free high-speed Internet for up to four years. This a completely free program for both our school district and the participating scholar. 

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

The Standard: Make The Standard your New Standard

Beef Tartare

One of the perks of our job running NEOFOODIES is we get heads up on any new restaurants or when a restaurant comes under new ownership.  When that happens,  we feel it’s our duty to check them out for our readers. This review comes from 2 different perspectives, 1) As owner & Administrator of NEOFOODIES & 2) As an artist who works on Waterloo. The latter is just as important as the former because Waterloo is lined up & down the street with a thriving arts & culture scene all looking for where to eat.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

"Man of Peace" Art Display at New Tech Collinwood

Scholars in Ms. Avers Art One Course at New Tech Collinwood High School collaborated to create Martin Luther King Jr. murals. The artwork was scaled using a grid process which allowed an 8x10 inch image become a 5 foot drawing masterpiece. Students were able to select a section to paint and collaborated with each other to coordinate the color schemes. The pieces were hung in the hallways and will add color to the school halls until the end of February. A total of 55 students participated in the activity.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Are You In Need Of Interior Or Exterior Home Repairs?

Are you in need of interior or exterior home repairs? Greater Collinwood Development Corporation (formerly Collinwood and Nottingham Villages Corporation) with funding through the McGregor Foundation, is assisting senior homeowners with free home improvements that will improve the safety of their homes. These improvements include interior and exterior handrail repair and installation, installing toilet and tub safety bars, exterior lighting, and gutter/downspout repair. For more information or to obtain an application please contact Carly Lovely at clovey@greatercollinwood.org or at 216-383-9772 ext. 209. Completed applications must be submitted by March 22, 2019.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

An Offer NOT Too Good to Be True

The Cleveland Public Library has a great hook to pull people in.  With a valid library card a patron is allowed to check out a family pass to the Cleveland Museum of Natural History.  The pass admits 6 people to the wonders of the museum for FREE. (Children 2 and under are always admitted free.)

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Join a plogging cleanup!

Ploggers celebrate at the finish line after a successful cleanup last September!

Join Cleveland Ploggs Wednesday March 27th at 6pm on Waterloo for a plogging cleanup!

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Buettner's Bakery & King Cakes

Angelica Recchia of Buettner's holding a King Cake

  I noticed in my recent stops into Buettner's Bakery on East 185th Street fliers for customers to order King Cakes for their Fat Tuesday celebrations. I was unfamiliar with the tradition that is closely associated in the United States with New Orleans' Mardi Gras Carnival. As with most things in western civilization, all roads lead to Rome. The origins are thought to have begun with the Roman festival of Saturnalia honoring the god of prosperity, Saturn, after whom the planet and day of the week were named. The holiday was celebrated with a sacrifice at the Temple of Saturn followed by a public banquet, where it was custom to elect a king of the festivities and where celebrates would exchange small figurines of wax or clay. With the conversion of the Roman state religion to Christianity the feast became associated with the Epiphany, representing the visit of the Magi, or three kings bearing gifts for to Christ child. Later it would also become associated with the pre-lenten feast. A French tradition began of baking a ring cake for the feast with a hidden prize, intially a Fava bean, which represented the baby Jesus. Later the Fava bean was replaced with a porcelain figurine and today more often plastic. The prize represents luck and prosperity for whomever finds it in their slice of cake.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Hospice of the Western Reserve Celebrates 40th Anniversary

David Simpson Hospice House is shown under construction. When facility opened in January 1995, it was the first hospice care inpatient care facility in Northeast Ohio.   

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 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Where were you in 62? or 65? or 72? or 78?

  1972, the year Mark Spitz swam for the Gold 7 times at the Olympics, digital watches and hand-held scientific calculators came out, Atari released PONG, the Watergate scandal was in the news and these lovely people graduated from St. Jerome.

All St. Jerome School Alumni from the classes of 1960 thru 1979 are invited to attend a reunion on Saturday, April 27th beginning with 4pm Mass.  Both the School and Convent will be open after Mass with a variety of memoribelia on display and light refreshments.  

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

10 Benefits of Reading

Some of the St. Jerome kindergarteners reading their leveled readers!

Although the life of a parent is often hectic, you should try to read with your child at least once a day at a regularly scheduled time. But don't be discouraged if you skip a day or don't always keep to your schedule. Just read to your child as often as you possibly can.  Taking the time to read with your child on a regular basis sends an important message: Reading is worthwhile.

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See you at the annual “Big Clean” on Saturday, April 6

Visit the City of Euclid’s website before April at www.cityofeuclid.com and click the “Big Clean” icon to be routed to the registration page.

We are just weeks away from the third annual Collinwood v. Euclid “Big Clean” Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 6th, 2019 from 9am to 1pm at Villa Angela – St. Joseph High School.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

News Around Our Neighborhood!

The February 12th meeting of the E 185th Neighborhood Association was full of news and information for our community.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Updates from Greater Collinwood Development

Kickball with Cops at Humphrey park

While Greater Collinwood Development is a name that’s new, our organization is not, with roots in the Collinwood community that go back 37 years.  Founded in 1982 as Collinwood Villages Development, our name and service area have changed several times through the years, but our commitment to the communities we serve has remained steadfast.  Throughout the years we have constructed new homes and retail businesses along St. Clair Avenue, provided land assembly for large scale industrial projects along South Waterloo Rd., engaged residents at community and civic meetings and worked with community stakeholders to craft neighborhood plans that guided neighborhood development.  In July 2018 what was Collinwood and Nottingham Villages Development expanded its service area north to the lakefront, and now serves the communities of North Shore Collinwood, Collinwood Village/Five Pointes, Nottingham Village, and Euclid Green. 

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Seeking Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for Youth

CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. 

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Summer Camps Provide Grief Support for Children

Riding Through Grief helps children process their grief by working with horses. 

Looking for a summer camp to support a grieving child or teen? Western Reserve Grief Services offers Together We Can grief support camps. The camps connect children with peers who have also experienced a loss, and incorporate art, music, play and nature exploration. They are led by trained children’s grief support specialists from Hospice of the Western Reserve. No family experience with hospice is required to attend.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Free Concert March 13th

The renowned Sayaka Shoji will perform at St. Jerome Church with City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra on March 13th at 7:30pm.  Free and family firendly, don't miss it!

City Music Cleveland will present the World Premier of Avner Dorman’s Still (Violin Concerto No. 3) which will be  performed by the delightful Sayaka Shoji.  Miss Shoji thrilled audiences here in 2016 and we are very excited to welcome her back.  The concert series will open at St. Jerome on Wednesday, March 13 at 7:30pm.  Free and Family friendly this concert is not to be missed. 

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Glass Movie Review

A solid film with an outstanding performance by James McAvoy and some really interesting camera angles. Add in a strong score for good measure. Over all - a solid "B".

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Fyre and Fyre Fraud Streaming Movie Reviews

By now, you probably are aware that two different documentaries regarding the failed 2017 Fyre Festival are available on Netflix and Hulu. I watched them both one day apart. Either one is a fascinating look into the arrogance and gross identity consumerism that afflicts a certain group of young adults. They are not conflicting documentaries, so it is not critical you watch both to get the full story. From pacing to telling a more rounded story of perspectives/victims, the Netflix documentary is far superior. The only advantage that Hulu has is they have the exclusive interview with the fraudster at the center of the whole thing. But that interview is pretty useless and not super informative. Overall - Netflix (Fyre) - Solid B. Hulu (Fyre Fraud) - C+

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Book Review: Before We Were Yours

Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate. I picked this book up after seeing it on the New York Times Bestseller List. I am always looking for something new to read and am excited to find an author that already has several books published.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Northeast Factory Direct

We started humbly in a 2-car garage. There was literally no overhead except the folding chairs we bought to sit on and the pizza we ordered. We were able to sell a dining set others were selling for $5,000, for $1,800. With growth and the right people, we have been able to expand that idea with two warehouses over 25,000 sq. feet and offer over 4000 products! We still use the same formula when pricing our products, and we can do that due to the volume in which we sell our products. We can also thank all the customers that understand how we do things, the word of mouth and all the repeat customers. Take a look around, we are always running specials and we do not hound you. Just let us know if you have questions or when you find something you like! Stop in today.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Marie Kondo-ing your house? Donate to Give Box Cleveland!

Donate non-perishables (notebooks, hats, small toys, toiletries and shelf-stable food items, etc) to Give Box Cleveland!

People have been de-cluttering their homes since January 1 when Netflix debuted the show 'Tidying Up with Marie Kondo'.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Eligible Cleveland residents can save money on their sewer bills

Any time you flush the toilet or send water down the drain, that dirty water is sent to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, where it is cleaned and returned to either Lake Erie or the Cuyahoga River. The bills you receive each month help support this and all other clean water investment in the region.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Lenten Services

Join us as we prepare our hearts for the Joy of Easter!

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019

Collinwood Native at it Again.....Go Boy Customs at AutoRama 2019

In March 2015 Local Native George Blade Jr. custom built a motorcycle from various metal parts that actually can run right out his own garage. He took 2nd place in the competition and once again he is BACK this year and will be one of the vendors at this year 2019 Auto Rama at the IX Indoor Center March 15-17. He will be unveiling his 2019 Go Boy Customs Trike not like no other as well as other creations. If you thought his custom built motorcycle was nice just wait till you see the unveiling of his new trike. All custom built from various metal parts and will be ready and regulated to be ran on city streets.

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