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Martin Luther King Day Celebration at The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army will host a Martin Luther King Day celebration on Monday, January 16th from 10:00 until 2:00.  Children and teens of all ages are invited to take part in this event. This year’s theme is DREAM, MOVE, SERVE.  We will begin with a brief talk and question and answer session from a woman who will tell us about her experiences in the South during The Civil Rights Era.  Her insights will be as relevant today as it was in the 1950’s and 60’s. 

Participants will then be invited to join age appropriate workshops based upon the day’s theme: Dream, Move, Serve.  After the workshops, lunch will be served and the children will have the opportunity to make cards which will be distributed to The Hospice of the Western Reserve located on E. 185th Street.                   

At the end of the day participants will be invited to share the projects that they created during the workshops.

Event planners include: Caroline Peak, Charlotte Iafeliece, Margaret Craig, Sr. Madeline Muller, Jamar Doyle and Valerie Beutel.   AmeriCorps members from NEOMED and University Hospital will volunteer.

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Millcraft Brings Home a Win at David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve patient, Al and Millcraft employee, Theresa enjoying the tailgate.

Millcraft, a distributor and converter of fine commercial paper and envelopes, kicked off its 2016 holiday season by donating time and funds to non-profit organizations through its “buy & give” copy paper purchasing program. The team recently stopped by David Simpson Hospice House to present a check donation to Hospice of the Western Reserve for $15,000, along with lunch.

Millcraft employees, patients and their families, all joined together for a tailgate party, bringing a natural sense of camaraderie to the Sunday afternoon. The team brought in goodies from local bakeries, their own kitchens and a full pizza buffet to enjoy, going room to room to invite patients and their visitors to “tailgate” with them.

Al, a patient at the David Simpson House, was eager to join in on the fun and had his bed wheeled out to the main lobby so that he could watch the game on the “big TV” with Millcraft employees. Throughout the day, over 50 people gathered around, watching the game and reveling in moments of normalcy, sitting side by side watching the game together, snacking on pizza.

“Even though the Cleveland Browns lost the game, it was a huge win for the hospice patients who came out of their rooms (even while staying in their bed) and watched the game together with volunteers, jeering and cheering as each play was called,” said Genevieve Costanzo, Senior Development Officer at Hospice of the Western Reserve. “We are so privileged to help patients and families live each moment to the fullest.”

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Tri-C’s Women in Transition Program Open for Spring Registration at Metro Campus

The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will launch a spring session at Metropolitan Campus on Jan. 17.

The free program uses education and training to empower women at a life crossroads. Participants build confidence and self-esteem through classes on personal development, career exploration and financial and computer literacy.

The eight-week course is designed to assist women in transitional periods of their lives, such as a career change or return to the workforce. The non-credit program is free and open to the public.

Classes will be held at Tri-C’s Metro Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from Jan. 17 to March 9. Metro Campus is at 2900 Community College Ave. in Cleveland.

Registration is required for the program. To learn more or to enroll, call 216-987-4187.

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Playwrights Local’s “Objectively/Reasonable” Returns to Waterloo Arts in February 2017

Critically acclaimed play on the 2014 Tamir Rice shooting in Cleveland to be remounted for four weeks only. Directed by Terrence Spivey, the ensemble-written work returns from February 17 through March 11 at Waterloo Arts.

Cleveland, OH; December 19, 2016

Playwrights Local is pleased to announce the return of its critically acclaimed documentary play, Objectively/Reasonable: A Community Response to the Shooting of Tamir Rice, 11/22/14. Directed by Terrence Spivey, the original staging of this ensemble-written work will be remounted for four weeks only. Performances will run from February 17 through March 11, 2017 at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts. Additional information, including details on tickets and special post-show discussions, can be found at http://playwrightslocal.org/.

Objectively/Reasonable was hailed by The Plain Dealer as “electric, probing and uncomfortably raw…a play that needs to be seen.” By Cool Cleveland, it was praised as “a work that should travel to theaters all over the country…a catharsis.” Talkin’ Broadway pronounced it “a show that begs to be seen by police officers and citizens alike,” while Broadway World proclaimed it “a must-see experience for anyone interested in the real world around them.” The original production received national coverage from NPR, American Theatre, and HowlRound, and has been commissioned for special presentations by the Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC) and YWCA Greater Cleveland. Playwrights Local is proud to bring this powerful new work back to Cleveland audiences by popular demand.

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Local Manufacturers Partner with CWRU for Wind Energy Research

According to the American Wind Energy Association, “With 60,009 megawatts of wind power capacity installed as of the end of 2012 and more than 13,131 megawatts currently under construction in the U.S., companies large and small see opportunities for expanding into the wind energy market.” To develop innovations that can be approved for use, the industry needs to test and demonstrate products on working turbines.

The Wind Energy Research and Commercialization (WERC) Center at Case Western Reserve University partners with industrial partners Cleveland Electric Laboratories, Lubrizol, Parker Hannifin, Azure Energy, Rockwell Automation, Swiger Coil Systems and William Sopko & Sons. These organizations provided $3 million in funding. Since the projects inception, Sherwin-Williams and Northern Power Systems have joined to facilitate industry growth in the wind energy product market.

The center is comprised of three wind turbines as part of the $3-million Ohio Department of Development Third Frontier Wright Project. Two of the three turbines are located in Euclid, Ohio, on the campus of William Sopko & Sons. The largest turbine rises 230 feet and generates 1 megawatt that provides power to adjacent Stamco Industries. The intermediate-sized turbine powers Sopko & Sons, while the third and smallest is on CWRU’s campus and powers The Veale Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center with more than 55,000 killowatts or 5 percent of what the center uses. A large turbine can produce 5 megawatts, enough to power more than 1,400 homes per year.

According to David Matthiesen, WERC faculty director, “The project combines CWRU engineering expertise with funded facilities to provide platforms for the development of wind power supply chain products and long-term educational and training opportunities. In addition to the research data being gathered, the turbines provide energy to nearby buildings.” The manufacturers involved incur no installation, maintenance or disposal costs.

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Holiday Party at Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries

A Visit With Santa

The halls at the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministry House were decked with Christmas trees and boughs of greenery for their annual Holiday Party.  On Sunday, December 4th, folks from two months to 80 years young partook of delicious mini sandwiches and homemade cookies.  As usual, Santa was a big hit.  The children then scampered to the basement and decorated picture frames to house the record of their visit with Santa. Everyone was given a Humphry popcorn ball as a memento of Collinwood’s past.

The toys were courtesy of the Bureau of Community policing. Parishioners of Gesu Church in University Heights Decorated the house and baked and frosted sugar cookies and provided gifts for teens, kiddies and adults.

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries wishes you and your family a blessed and peaceful new year.

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Heroin Epidemic Workshop

Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the US, with 47,055 lethal drug overdoses in 2014.  Opioid addiction is driving this epidemic, wirh 18,deaths related to heroin and opiate addiction.  Suicide by opiates is also dramatically on the rise.

Join us for an afternoon with Karell T. McDaniel, Director of Life Recovery Ministries.  This meeting will give us information and education to help deal with the heroin epidemic in our city.

January 12 from 2;00P to 4:00P

Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries

15706 St. Clair Avenue; Cleveland OH 44110

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Fifth Grade's Studies

Savannah, Reggie and RyaNya are showing off the nature vests that we did for our Science reports.

The fifth grade are learning about the Native American Indians and how they survived in their environment.  They learned about the Native Americans of the Plains, West, Woodlands and the Southwest.  They learned that the Spainish left their horses behind and that the indians learned to become excellent riders.  This changed the way they hunted for their food.  They were surprised to discover that the authors of our constitution used some ideas from the Iroquois Confederacy. 

We like to integrate art into our subjects, so they made their own War Shields and decorated them to put outside their room.  Next they will be designing their own tepees for the end of the unit. 

In Reading we were going over poetry.  They created their own cinquains and put them on leaves in our room.  They did a great job.  We just recently finished reading about Winter's Tail, about the dolphin that lost its tail in a crab trap.  We went online to see how Winter was doing and learned some new things about her.

In Science we are finishing up on ecosystems and how everything in our environment is connected some way or another.  We are learning about food chains and how important it is not to lose the animals that are connected to our food chains and webs.  The children also did a report on one animal and how important that animal is to our world.  They made nature vests and put the report inside the vest that they decorated.

We just went on our first field trip to the North Chagrin Metro Park where we learned all about owls and what kinds of owls live in our neighborhoods.  We took a nature walk and the naturalist pointed out interesting things we take for granted every day.  The most exciting thing we did on our nature walk was feed the chickadees.  The naturalist handed us sunflower seeds and told us to hold out the palm of our hands and stand still.  The next thing that happened was so cool.  The chickadees started eating out of the palm of our hands.  That was the best part of the field trip for all of us.

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Harvard Soul Bistro - Cozy and Delicious

A cozy and delicious alternitive to the local food scene has opened at 317 East 200th street. Open for busines since last Thanksgiving, the Harvard Soul Bistro is part of a restauruant group which is comprised of the Harvard Wine and Grille, Take Five, Five Points, and Diablo's. The friendly manager Lori, assured me that the high food quality and excellent service reputation has continued at their new Harvard Soul Bistro.

The totally remodelled restaurant is classy and elegant, with a cozy atmosphere. The menu features soul food classics. I tried the Shrimp and Grits for lunch and give it an A+. It was one of the most delicious meals I have had in a while. I can not wait to stop back and try the whole menu.

The hours are 11:00 to 11:00 Monday through Thursday, 11:00 to 1:00 AM Friday and Saturday, and noon to 11:00 on Sunday. Full bar service is available. Excellent TV's in the bar for watching the Cavs. Behind the restaurant on Fuller Ave there is a free parking lot.

Stop in and try this great addition to the neighborhood.

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Ballot Box Projects: In Review

The Ballot Box Project is a creative placemaking effort led by Northeast Shores Development Corporation that inspires civic engagement through participatory budgeting for community art projects. The Ballot Box Project engages residents by asking them the most pressing concerns for the community as well as underlying issues and solutions. Artists submit proposals about how to best address those concerns through arts programming.

 

The community then votes on their favorite proposals. A kickoff parade weaves through the neighborhood to let residents know voting is about to commence. Musicians and artists of all disciplines join the parade. After voting concludes, artists begin their projects- all of which the community participates.

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Bringing New Life to The LaSalle Theater

Want to be a part of bringing back this historic and beloved East 185th Street landmark! How can you help? As a dual-purpose fundraiser/renovation project, Northeast Shores is selling brick pavers for $150/each and light bulbs for $20/each. Everyone who walks through the doors of the new theater will see the pavers, which will act as a 'red carpet' to the grand entryway.

Whether you are part of a business, a local resident, or simply an enthusiast for the community...you can help pave the way to the completion of our theater's return. Light bulbs are also available for purchase to help make this project possible. After all, what's a theater without a well-lit grand marquee luring you to the show? For more information call Carly Marginian at 216-481-7660.

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Don't Miss Your Opportunity In Touring And Renting Affordable Artist Live/Work Space

Renter Equity Program
We're back again offering the Renter Equity Program for affordable live/work space for artists! This is an amazing path to "Building Wealth While Renting". In the next few sentences we will highlight the benefits of the program. This Renter Equity-based program provides a middle ground between renting and home ownership. Residents earn monthly credits by making timely rent payments, assisting in maintaining the property, and participating in community based meetings and programs. After 5 years of occupancy residents can receive an unrestricted cash payment up to $4,137. Participants will receive a monthly statement that will identify the credits they've earned along with their vested balance.

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Artist Spotlight Guerin Wolf - Article Gallery

Take a step back, reconsider your perspective - and you might start viewing the world as Guerin Wolf does.It might sound easy, but take a look at Wolf's landscape paintings on their massive canvases and you'll see only a fraction of the work required. Countless hours, weeks and sometimes months are dedicated to altering the viewer's perspective in Wolf's pieces.

The subtle changes become overwhelming.

Vast skies take control of impressionistic landscapes. Railroad tracks blur into the horizon as the vanishing sun stains the ground crimson. Scenes of the interstate are sparsely dotted with cars headed for destinations unknown.

Wolf's creations breathe with life all their own. It's a style of painting he refers to as "abstracted realism."

As a member of North Collinwood's Article Gallery (15316 Waterloo Road), Wolf is surrounded by other working artists in a collaborative space. Article - owned and managed by Lou and Susan Ross - gives artists dedicated space to work and also display their pieces in a shared gallery in the heart of the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District.

But getting to the North Collinwood community of artists took Wolf some time.

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Mark your calendar for Northeast Shores' Annual Membership Meeting

On Tuesday, January 17, at 6:30pm at the Collinwood Rec. Center! 

Want to hear about all the great happenings of 2016? Or vote on who will help direct the organization's goals for 2017? Sign up for 2017 membership? Well then you better get your butt to this meeting! We can't wait to share with you how Collinwood has improved over the last year!

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Taste the Neighborhood & Awards

 

Save the Date for this year's Taste the Neighborhood, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Lithuanian Hall. Join Northeast Shores to sample foods from our neighborhood's many restaurants and eateries. From ribs and wings, to sausage to soup, there is something for everyone. Don't forget to bring your checkbook as we'll continue the tradition of having a Chinese raffle featuring the amazing businesses in Collinwood.

This is more than a fundraiser; it's an opportunity to honor the amazing people of Collinwood. Submit your nomination by January 27th and why they deserve to be recognized for the following categories:

 

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St. Jerome School Annual Reverse Raffle

Plan to join St. Jerome, Collinwood's Catholic School, on Friday, February 3rd for the annual Reverse Raffle to be held at Tizzano's Party Center.  Doors will open at 6pm for cocktails and the delicious dinner will begin at 7:15.  Try your luck on the many fantastic Chinese Auction items, side boards and of course, the main board with a top prize of $2500.  After you collect your winnings stay and dance the night away with friends and alumni.  All proceeds to benefit St. Jerome School. Only 200 tickets are printed and can be purchased through the school office (216)486-3587 or the parish office at (216)481-8200.  If you would like to donate items for the Chinese Auction contact the school office.    

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Siggy’s Village Ready to Serve the Community

The Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice (CAMHP) is a private practice that provides psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and drug and chemical dependency treatment for eastern Cuyahoga County and Cleveland, Ohio area. As a member of the Collinwood neighborhood, CAMHP began the CAMHP Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, to address the needs of residents.

Siggy's Village, a project created by the CAMHP Foundation, gives Collinwood community members of all ages a place to access centralized resources for daily living. Siggy’s Village is continuing to expand and grow to offer activities for community members. The CAMHP Foundation welcomes the community to come visit and take part in the activities being offered.

The CAMHP Foundation would like to introduce Samantha Hess as the Administrative Director and Jose Vargas as the Program Director. Both individuals are looking forward to serving the community to provide needs and offer meaningful and fulfilling activities for the Collinwood neighborhood. Their goal through programming at Siggy’s Village is to provide a safe and relaxing environment to meet physical, social, and emotional needs by connecting members of the community to one another.

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National Charity Donates to Collinwood

Toyz N Da Hood sponsors local community center event

Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016, Toyz N Da Hood, TNDH, was one of several sponsors of a charity giveback at Five Points Community Center. Amongst the donors was Def Jam Records and StarMusic Media.

The entire event was put together and hosted by Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor, Midwest Rep for Def Jam Records.

TNDH is a charitable organization that provides toys to children whose families are facing dire economic needs. The program started in Atlanta a few years ago. Since its origin, the program has developed into a national initiative with drives in Cleveland, Atlanta, Texas and many more. Every year Toyz N Da Hood reaches hundreds of thousands of children all over the country. The drive also has collaborated with many celebrity endorsers such as Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Wale and many others.  

“It really feels good to help the community and shine light  on students that are willing to give the extra effort in school and to pull companies like Def Jam, StarMusic Media, JoyFay International and Nerve DJs together for the 2016 Toyz NDa Hood Campaign at Five Points Community Center that they can smile for the holiday is awesome,” Quincy Taylor.

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Breakfast with Santa

Face-painting.

Breakfast with Santa by Northeast Shores & the Quality of Life Committee. The event was held at Villa-Angela St. Joseph High School on Saturday December 17, 2016.   Many families attended the annual Breakfast with Santa.  The children enjoyed face painting, various games, arts & crafts and a hot-delicious breakfast. The children also took pictures with Santa and were able to take their photograph home with them.   Kudos to VASJ choir for singing the holiday carols.        
Pictures submitted by YoLanda Lawler.

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A Few Simple Resolutions

Around this time of year most of us make New Year’s Resolutions: reduce stress, lose weight, quit smoking, spend more time with family. These are all worthy goals and could take quite a bit of effort to accomplish. However, there are also some easy resolutions we can make to improve the environment. Small efforts can make our world a better place for all of us. Pick a few to try. 

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Slovene Home for the Aged

The Slovene Home for the Aged provides an assortment of activities which include music, picnics, games and field trips. Volunteer musicians perform every Friday at 2:00pm in the Laurich activity room. The bands play a variety of music including Slovenian folk melodies and many sing a long songs. On Friday December 23, 2016 the musicians added several Christmas songs to their repertoire to help bring the holiday spirit to the residents.

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Happy New Year – Welcome 2017

Welcome to 2017. I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa Celebrations. I wish all in our community a healthy, prosperous and safe New Year.

A lot transpired in 2016 on the development front and I am looking forward to an even more prosperous 2017. The long-awaited resurfacing and rebuilding of East 152 Street will begin within the first quarter of the year and will take us through 2018. This project is critical to the Collinwood Village community. I ask for all of your patience as this major project proceeds throughout the year.  

Work has begun on the historic LaSalle Theatre.  I believe in this project so strongly that I committed partial funding from our Ward allocation dollars for this lynchpin project. Thank you to Northeast Shores Development Corporation (NSDC) for spearheading this restoration and we look forward to visiting this venue once again. Anyone wishing to donate to this non-profit endeavor should call NSDC at (216) 481-7660.

The new multi-million dollar Salvation Army Temple Corps at 17625 Grovewood is tentatively set to officially open Sunday, 19 March. As I have said before, the Salvation Army has made a major commitment to our community and I cannot say enough good things about them.  Please remember them when you think about financially supporting non-profit neighborhood groups who work on behalf of our children and the neediest amongst us.

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