Save the date. The City of Cleveland’s Department of Community Relations is hosting their second Community Builders Conference on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8:30am-1:00pm at the East Professional Center on Superior Ave. and E. 79th St. This event allows a platform to network across the city and learn best practices from others who want to build and sustain street clubs and grassroots community groups. Registration details are coming soon.
That old saying – “April showers will bring May flowers!” In Cleveland, the flowers are orange barrels and potholes due to this crazy winter we’ve had. Please be proactive on your own street and if there is a road issue please report it to the Division of Streets at (216) 664-2510.
Ensure your spot today for the Keys to Housing Resource Fair! Informational workshop slots are filling up quickly. You don’t want to miss out! Organized by the Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation in partnership with St Clair Superior Development Corporation, the Keys to Housing Resource Fair will feature information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants and landlords.
Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well recently implemented a new “Senior of the Day” program! Every day, one senior is randomly selected to be the “Senior of the Day". Lakeshore participants are invited to write an encouraging note or positive message to the senior. The notes are collected and at the end of the day, the Senior of the Day receives the bag full of uplifting notes. The goal of this program is to encourage, support, inspire and motivate the Lakeshore participants to have a brighter day!
Celebrate Loved Ones While Benefiting Hospice of the Western Reserve
The City of Euclid is committed to creating a comprehensive stress free transportation network for bicyclist, in coordination with the City of Cleveland. During Bike Euclid’s March meeting, Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail discussed the City of Euclid’s Big Jump Project grant application to People For Bikes, submitted in the Fall of 2016. This People For Bikes initiative hopes to prove that when cities make smart changes, more people ride bikes, and communities become better places to live, work, and play. Euclid was one of less than 100 communities to apply nationwide. Only 10 communities were selected through a highly competitive process. Thank you to Allison Lukacsy, Architect and Community Projects Manager for the City of Euclid, for taking the lead with this. Our Mayor discussed the fact that though the City of Euclid was not selected for this round of assistance, it will make use of the additional educational resources, and supports working toward the creation of a stress free bicycling network for transportation and pleasure. To learn what the selected cities are up to, go to www.peopleforbikes.org/placesforbikes/landing/the-big-jump-project.
Cleveland Public Library - Collinwood Branch Library
After six months of sorting and a frantic day of set-up, the Spring Book Sale, held by the Friends of the Euclid Public Library, will be on Saturday, April 29th and Sunday, April 30th, with a preview night for members on the 28th.
There has been talk of raising prices, but, for this sale at least, they remain at 50¢ for hardbacks and 25¢ for paperbacks. There will be one table of special books with higher prices. The highest standard price is $2.00 for a DVD; other audio-visual media are $1.00 or less.
Nearly 500 people watched with awe as the wonderful singers and performers of “Tetélestai” reenacted the Trial, Execution, and Resurrection of Jesus the Messiah on a stage built right in the sanctuary of St. Jerome Church. “Tetélestai” has been performed during lent for 40 years now. All of the actors and crew are volunteers who see this as a ministry and it is a family affair. It was amazing to see very young children in their parent’s arms on stage throughout the performance. Older children had roles in the drama and sang beautifully. It will be performed in different churches until Good Friday. Go to LiveThePassion.org for dates and locations.
The month of March is Women's Suffrage. The 6th Grade Scholars of St. Jerome School, had a project, in reference to this movement. On Election Day in 1920, millions of American Women exercised their right to vote for the first time. It took Activist almost 100 years to win that right. August 26, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was ratified finally. All American women, like men, deserved the right and resposibilities of Citizenship.
The National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses has named Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Denise DiMare of Richmond Hts. “Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse of the Year” and Bob Phillips-Plona of Westlake “Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Administrator of the Year.” Mary Kay Tyler of Lyndhurst, vice president of quality for the nonprofit agency, was named a Fellow in Palliative Care Nursing. The three honors were announced at the 2017 American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association Annual Assembly in Phoenix.
“In one study, 92 percent of depressed patients who had attempted suicide were also plagued by severe anxiety. Like alcohol and barbiturates, depression and anxiety can be a deadly combination when taken together,” says Cleveland-based photographer Marc Golub.
I had a sit down with Bob Edwardsen, general manager of Great Scott Tavern, 21801 Lakeshore Blvd., Euclid, Ohio, to find out more about how the restaurant came into being and how it has evolved since its opening in June 2015.
March Bicyclist of the month Linda Zolten Wood, Collinwood resident
Where and how do you ride? Describe the experience.
I usually ride as a fun way to exercise, and was gifted a thrifted sturdy bike with big, city street friendly tires about 5 years ago, and have been addicted ever since.
I love early morning rides before my family is up, ready for breaking dawn, and ride around my blocks in North Collinwood, with my light flashing. Traffic is very quiet early in the morning, and I feel safer off the main roads.
If I have to be on Lakeshore Blvd, I resist riding in the street because inattentive drivers are not paying attention to bicycles, and the new bike lanes are not marked clearly enough; they’re also unprotected, and potholed or filled with broken glass. I’ve been shoved off the road by RTA’s Paratransit bus, who was not aware that I had a right to be on the road. So until the bike lanes and sharrows are more safe, I’ll mostly stick with the sidewalks, apologies to the bus stop folks – I ring my bell and slow down for them.
The Coit Rd Farmers' Market Annual French Toast Breakfast will be Saturday, April 8, from 10:00A to 12:00P. Ten bucks gets you three slices of French toast, maple syrup along with a choice of meat (bacon or chicken sausage) and coffee or apple cider. Plates will be provided for those who want to share with their child under 10 years of age. As always this meal is made with all locally produced ingredients.
Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson will visit Hannah Gibbons STEM School for a free book reading and presentation from 4:30-6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19.
As part of our Made in Collinwood outreach to artisan businesses, Northeast Shores is kicking off 2017 with a free entrepreneurial workshop series!
The core 4-week Neighborhood GROWS series combines the impact of an intensive business development and management series with the personalized attention and detail of one-on-one business counseling sessions to meet the needs of neighborhood-based retail businesses.
The retail industry is nothing short of a rollercoaster ride, but with the right planning you can be prepared to make educated decisions to remain competitive and profitable. While the core of a retail based business does not change much from location to location, the neighborhood you open your business in does aﬀect what you sell and how you sell it.
This training series presented by Northeast Shores Development Corporation and the Hispanic Business Center gives you the tools and expert knowledge needed to open or expand your business in the greater Collinwood community.
Made in Collinwood Spring Training Calendar
April 3, 2017 – Neighborhood GROWS Session 1: Idea 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
May 6, 10am to 12pm - It’s that time again when the snow has (hopefully) melted and all that remains is the salt from the roads and trash that was left behind. All that trash goes someplace, and it’s unfortunately the shores of Euclid Beach. The great news is if everyone pitches in, we can help make Collinwood beautiful! Grab a neighbor, grab the kids and get to picking up trash. We’ll have trash bags and gloves for you, plus a few incentives. This is a great way to give back to the community that has given us so much. For more information call Julia at 216-481-7660.
It’s April, and that means it’s time to start planting! Whether you lack land or just want to garden around friends, community gardens can be found throughout North Shore Collinwood. So get out there with your green thumb!
As we enter our sixth year of M4M concerts, we’re feeling called to expand the horizons, and travel further into the many-splendored world of “classical” music – without losing sight of the favorites that brought us here in the first place.
Following the success of Green Up Cleveland’s neighborhood-wide clean up last spring, Northeast Shores Development Corporation’s Quality of Life committee is teaming up with the City of Euclid for THE BIG CLEAN – empowering neighbors in Cleveland and Euclid to take greater responsibility for improving our neighborhood and our Great Lake!
This past month, students at Lakeshore Intergenerational School were treated to curriculum-enriching performances from local community members. In our continued efforts to expose our students to the arts, we were fortunate for the collaboration of community partners who graciously brought classroom lessons to life.
Sheffield Bronzeís Founder: from Printer to Paint-Powder Distributor, Car Salesman, Auto Lessor, and finally Paint Manufacturer by 1927
Mel Hart, president of Sheffield Bronze Paint Corp., 17814 S. Waterloo Rd., Cleveland, is a self-made man with captivating stories to tell about the history of Cleveland and of his family, especially his grandfather, Abe Gross, the founder of Sheffield Bronze.
Northeast Ohio has some of the most unpredictable and wavering weather forecasts in the country. Likewise, our communities boast hundreds of various congregations and belief systems. No wonder it is so difficult to decide which kind of faith is best suited to participate for our own comfort! If you step back and look at yourself, I’m sure there is a goal to become more spiritual, regardless of the religious affiliation you may be accustomed to attending (or not attending). Church participation rates have continued to decline all over the world. But this doesn’t mean that faith or renewal is dead!
This is an open letter to the city asking where residents in Collinwood can recycle. I live in an apartment building on Lakeshore Blvd., and the green recycling containers are not provided for people who live in apartments. They are only provided for residents of private homes.
Do you know someone 18 years of age or older who is looking for a career that offers him or her independence away from an office environment? There’s a gem right here in Euclid that might help – Cuyahoga Community College’s Truck Driving Academy.