Hospice of the Western Reserve is collaborating with Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School (VASJ) to support the school's annual fundraiser, "Escape on the Lake" 5k Run and 1-Mile Walk on Saturday, July 11. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9 a.m. at (VASJ), 18491 Lakeshore Blvd., with the Finish Line at the shoreline of Lake Erie, on the property adjacent to VASJ and David Simpson Hospice House. This park-like property, formerly home to the Christian Life Center, and is now part of Hospice of the Western Reserve's Lakeshore Campus.
Members from the surrounding community are encouraged to run the 5k, walk the 1-mile, or cheer on the athletes. Bring a picnic lunch or purchase something delicious from one of the food trucks at the event. Bring your kites, lawn toys/games and a blanket and enjoy a beautiful afternoon on the Lake Erie waterfront.
This is a 20th Anniversary celebration for the David Simpson Hospice House.hospicewr.org and a fundraising event for Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School vasj.com/escape-on-the-lake. Register for the run on the Hermes website: hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/escapeonthelake.asp.
A new program launching at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will link earning a high school diploma with free job training for adults age 22 or older who left school before graduating.
Enrollment in the Adult Diploma Program at Tri-C opens Monday, July 6. The state-funded project is designed to provide the schooling and training needed for jobs within in-demand fields.
Those accepted into the program will simultaneously earn a high school diploma and an industry credential. The College’s program will prepare participants for careers in health-care services, manufacturing, logistics and construction.
Be sure to stop at Cavotta's Urban Market for the next Market Thursday, July 16, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. You will find a wide selection of vintage and secondhand treasures live music, food, arts and crafts, and other interesting stuff Cavitta's is located at 19603 Nottingham Rd. for information on having a booth call 216-692-0300.
Auditions for 42nd Street Director: Frank Lucas Musical Director: Ginny Rodeig Choreographer: Tara Mirabile
Tuesday , August 4 and Thursday, August 6 Monday, August 10 for auditions and callbacks Tuesday, August 11 callbacks 7:00 to 9:30 pm Shore cultural center 291 East 222nd Street Euclid Room 241 upstairs No recorded music or accapello. Accompanist available Bring sheet music and be prepared to dance(tap, jazz, Ect.) Questions call 216-219-3630. Show dates October 16,17,18,23,24&25
This is the story of hard work, being in the right place at the right time, talent and love. 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway and the people involved in shows. It focuses on aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer, and takes us along her journey. Musical hits include You’re Getting to Be a Habit with Me, Dames, I Know Now, We’re In the Money, Lullaby of Broadway, Shuffle Off to Buffalo and Forty-Second Street. Every audience enjoys watching the underdog succeed
42nd Street tells the story of a humble, naïve young actress named Peggy Sawyer who has come to audition for a new Broadway musical,. Unfortunately, due to her nervousness, Peggy arrives to the audition late and misses her chance to join the chorus. Luckily, Peggy soon catches the eye of the famous director, Julian Marsh, and he gives Peggy her big break. However, the show's aging leading lady, Dorothy Brock, quickly grows to dislike Peggy. On opening night, Ms. Brock falls and breaks her ankle. Panic spreads through the company, as the show is doomed for closure, until it is suggested that Peggy take the roll. In only thirty-six hours, Peggy learns twenty-five pages, six songs and ten dance numbers and becomes a star.
In an effort to revive the economic growth of the Collinwood, Glenville, East Park, North Shores, Nottingham Village, and Saint-Clair Superior neighborhoods, donations and contributions are being generated through the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (CNCM.org).
The Little Red Cap Project :
Clean-Up The Garden
Sat. July 18th 8 am - 12 noon
Memorial School on E 152nd.
Know many of you will have heard about our new Little Red Cap Project, to restore the Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden!
We had a great meeting on June 13th, and decided that the first thing we had to do was get the Garden presentable - basically weeding and getting a good layer of mulch down to keep it weeded. (If you weren't able to be there, and want to be part of this - just email or call me or Charlotte, so we'll be able keep you informed - and thanks!)
Looking to start a new community garden with your neighbors, church, or organization?
No longer do kids need to go to the school down the street. With open enrollment, families can choose a school that fits their child’s individual learning style and interests. It is because of these options Northeast Shores created a book that features testimonials of the families and students that chose a school different from the one assigned to them by the district. This book will accompany the Transformation Alliance’s school information book that will be available later this month.
Do you and your friends want to inspire change the neighborhood? If so, there are grants for groups of residents available. For larger projects with funding available up to $5,000, check out Neighborhood Connections, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the people of Cleveland. If you have a small project, or need supplemental funds up to $250, check out Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ O&A Grant created to help out the neighborhood with short term financial needs. Deadline for Neighborhood Connections is August 14, 2015 and the Mini Responsive Grant with deadlines July 2, 2015, September 3, 2015 and November 5, 2015.
Arts and health will unite for thirteen amazing projects through Northeast Shores’ new program, Collinwood 2015. The 13 projects include five on exercise together, four on preventative care access, on health eating, one on domestic violence, and one on insurance awareness. These projects will happen in North Collinwood between now and the end of August. Learn more about these projects and how you can participate by calling Julia at 216-481-7660.
Cleveland Public Library (CPL), 2015 Summer Reading Program.
This year, the following cultural organizations are encouraging youths to READ+LEARN+HELP+EXPLORE through reading: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Great Lakes Science Center, Greater Cleveland Aquarium, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, and The Children's Museum of Cleveland.
The theme of the 2015 Summer Reading Program is music and dance. Every CPL Library will have reading events in July. The events at your local Memorial-Nottingham Library will be held on Wednesday's, in the meeting room. Each event starts at 3:00pm and is for kids in grades K-8.
If your looking to make a difference in the community get involved with the Young Leaders program. Young leaders program teaches 6th to 12th graders life tools consisting of problem solving,critical thinking,leadership skills, and community responsibility. This is an afterschool program located at the Collinwood Recreational Center, who not only strives to build young leaders, but to build a better community. We actually go into communities and do service. We are looking to hire managers, teachers, secrataries, and promotion workers. Help us reach the youth! If your interested in getting involved,volunteering or donating contact Vice President Breauna Sweeney 216-622-5849 or send a resume to email@example.com.
Riding Through Grief, a day camp offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve in collaboration with Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center, 16497 Snyder Road, Chagrin Falls, is being offered for children ages 8-12 who have experienced the loss of a loved one. Through riding and working with horses on a 45-acre farm, trained grief counselors help participants explore their feelings in a supported environment with peers undergoing the same pain.
This marks the fourth consecutive year for the special program. Participants can choose from two week-long options: June 22–26 or July 13–July 17. The half-day camp sessions run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The fee is $75; scholarships are available. For more information or an application, call Leslie Dials at 216.216.486.6702.
Achievement Through the Arts (ATA) is an arts based program that works with youth in the South Collinwood community. It is located at the Five Pointe Community Center at 813 East 152 Street.
“Our main focus is arts and cultural awareness” said executive director Brenda Shorts. Their training includes singing and theater. Last year they sang at the Euclid Beach Blast and Porchfest, attended a production of “The Lion King,” and put on their own production of “The Wiz” for Gateway Retirement.
ATA also participated in Parade the Circle this year. The children went dressed as bumblebees and made their own creative costumes out of headpieces, wings and tie-dye pants. This year they are going to see the “Cinderella” production, which starts July 21st at Cleveland Playhouse Square. Jackson said that they are looking for sponsors to take the inner city program to a city, cultural event.
New Day Academy a Kindergarten through 12th grade college prep school had an exciting past two months. May and June were exciting months for students and parents of New Day Academy, as many proud parents witnessed their children graduate from Kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, and even college. Each of these milestone events give the teachers and staff of New Day Academy the motivation and affirmation necessary to continue on in a career that on a day to day basis can become quite challenging. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the children as they receive their degree, diploma, or certificate, and the flashes of cameras from proud parents and families, as their children and loved ones cross the stage, make it all worth it.
I am sure that many of you know by now that the Euclid Beach McDonald's at 15900 Lakeshore Boulevard is now CLOSED. They closed their doors as of 5:00 PM on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015.
This is one of 700 McDonald's restaurants being shuttered by the McDonald’s Corporation. I met with their representatives and the franchise holder to discuss this matter in detail and have been in discussion with them over the last year regarding the deteriorating state of the Lakeshore Boulevard franchise.
Their argument for closure is: The building is in need of over $700,000 worth of repairs and upgrades not including the parking lot. We have seen the decline in the building and grounds first hand. The Franchise holder out of Warren, Ohio, Mr. Washington, indicated that he will not put additional money into the building and the McDonald's Corp., who owns the property and building, did not plan to make improvements, either. In fact, they made that quite clear to me during our discussions. In addition, they have indicated that the majority of their business at that location is at the drive-thru window and that most customers are not ordering higher priced menu items and instead the majority of the items being sold is off the "Dollar Menu." The majority of their business is in the morning and from seniors from the high-rises ordering off the "dollar menu" as well. They are not losing money, according to them, but not making the profit margin they desire. That’s not a shock to any of us who have patronized the restaurant in recent years.
Join us for the exciting programs at the Collinwood Branch Library!
PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH
Move to the beat and pop til you drop as we celebrate and explore Pop Music! (Grades K-8) Tuesdays, July 7th at 1:00 p.m.
Growing Readers Story Time
Help grow your child’s early reading skills! Children 3-5 are invited for stories songs and rhymes that will help them become better readers.
Tuesdays July 7th , 14th , 21st and 28th 10:30 a.m.
For additional story time appointments call us at the branch 216-623-6934.
Please support the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Pediatrics Reach Out and Read Book Drive! The Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center will be collecting new and gently used books for children ages 6 months to five years old.
Drop off books: 1st floor navigation center
Please support our goal of collecting 500 books by Friday, July 24, 2015.
The reach out and read program provides books to children from 6 months to 5 years of age at their well visits. The program supports promotes literacy in young children and has been proven to improve their educational success during their school years.
With so many workshops focusing on women empowerment, a much needed youth empowerment conference focusing on self-esteem and creative expression is gearing up to kick off in Cleveland, OH just before summer ends. The “Free 2 Be Me: D.I.V.A.S.” conference is targeted at girls ages 11-16 and will focus on career exploration, leadership, goal setting, health and wellness, and self-esteem. The D.I.V.A.S. program, which is an acronym for demonstrating inner value, acceptance, and self-worth has been in existence for the last 5 years and over 250 girls have been a part of the weekly girls group.
“Self-esteem and recognizing the importance of self-love is so critical to positive and healthy development for our girls. It is critical and necessary that we provide networking and mentoring opportunities for our girls to be able to take ownership of their development at a young age”, states Angela Flowers, organizer of the conference.
The conference will be held on Saturday August 8, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center located at 300 Lakeside Avenue Cleveland, OH 44113. Space is limited and registration is required. If you are interested in serving as a volunteer for the day, panelist for the career discussion, vendor, or would like to help sponsor a girl to attend the event, please visit divasconference2015.eventbrite.com or contact Angela C. Flowers at 216-394-3012 or Acflowers32@yahoo.com.
This spring, a group of University School seventh graders took part in a week-long field study of the North Shore Collinwood neighborhood. Among the things the students saw while in the neighborhood were the Zoetic Walls, Cleveland’s first organized street art project.The students came to understand that among the goals of the project were a visual enlivening of the neighborhood, a contribution to the neighborhood’s sense of identity, and the aspiration that residents might become attached to abandoned infrastructure in hopes that these buildings would not be demolished. Nonetheless, as the students interviewed neighborhood residents, they heard contrasting opinions regarding the walls: The neighborhood residents generally love the idea of public art, but some feel that the murals do not properly represent the neighborhood’s identity – its history, its future, or its residents. Others feel that these murals are, indeed, representative of these things. The boys were intrigued by the way in which art inspired such a rich conversation on the topic of Collinwood’s identity.
The International Youth Leadership Foundation, a Cleveland-based nonprofit organization is gearing up for its eight-week summer enrichment program, which begins Saturday, June 20th at Merrick House West. Founded in December of 2014 by Cleveland area native Melinda Jackson with the mission of:Posturing high achieving students from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds to be thought leaders and innovators in their future careers of choice through domestic and international programs that focus on career oriented academic enrichment, cultural awareness, and globally conscious leadership, the young organization hit the ground running at the start of the year with its career exploration program. For six sessions between January and April, students in the program spent every other Saturday at the Collinwood library learning about careers in STEM, arts and humanities, and business. These lessons were reinforced through guest lectures by industry professionals and field trips to the Great Lakes Science Center, Playhouse Square, and Edwin’s Leadership and Restaurant Institute. A volunteer with the organization noted “Despite the severe weather we experienced this winter almost all of the students showed up every week. They were so incredibly dedicated!”
How can Clevelanders learn more about their public schools? What does “school quality” mean? How can communities work to improve their schools?
Collinwood Community Day will host a Free Health Walk in Honor of Minority Health Alliance twenty years of service. Walk participants can pre-register at www.tabletalkcleveland.org. The first 100 people registered will receive a free T-shirt. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 14805 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. The Free Health Walk will begin and end at the Collinwood Community Day Festival.
In last month's Observer, Julia DiBaggio wrote about Collinwood 2015, an initiative blending arts and health activities to improve the health of our community. Linda Zolten-Wood and Michel Hodges are leading one of the projects that is part of this initiative. They will be presenting a series of activities at the Paul Alandt Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well.
We would like to thank the Collinwood Community for the very warm welcome and acceptance during this, our first year in operation. We had an extremely successful year serving over 100 students in grades K-2. When school begins on August 13th, we will welcome 150 students in grades K-3. Each year we will be adding the next grade level until we are a K-8 school.
Join Lodge 604 Utopians on Sunday, August 9 at SNPJ Recreation Farm in Kirtland, OH for a fun-filled day and a chance to try a popular item served at the Florida State Fair, attested to by members Rudy and Charlotte Perdan. Aside from our usual bill of fare, roast beef and sausage dinners, we will be serving hamburgers and cheeseburgers on a krofe (donut)! Two Krispy Kreme donuts were used in Florida, so we decided to try our take using a krofe. There will be a limited quantity so as they say, first come, first served. We will also have regular buns for those not wishing to walk on the wild side! The usual sandwiches, sauerkraut, Slovenian potatoes, salad and krofe will be served throughout the afternoon. Dinners are $9.00 which does not include the gate.
Renting while earning equity? Is that even possible? It is now, thanks to the local non-profit, Northeast Shores Development Corporation. In a partnership with Cincinnati-based company Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity, Northeast Shores is launching their newest program known as the Renter Equity Program for local artists. The housing incentive will be Cleveland’s first-ever shared equity program to allow renters who are artists to earn equity while renting a property.
Get Involved with North Collinwood's biggest event on the Lakefront! The 6th Annual Euclid Beach Blast is a community organized, volunteer led event celebrating community and creativity on the shores of Lake Erie on Saturday August 1st, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. We would love to have you help us make this year’s Blast bigger and better than ever! Event volunteers are needed to help with set up, staffing event activities and tear down.
Volunteer perks include:
- Beach Blast T-shirt
- Raffle tickets towards some pretty awesome raffle baskets from local businesses
- $5 Food voucher good at any event vendor
- Volunteer After Party - Free Admission to the Beachland Ballroom Tavern concert and $2 Heineken (for volunteers 21+)
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer signup form by visiting the following link: http://goo.gl/forms/mXelEKRGB2
Please complete the volunteer sign up by Friday July 10, 2015.
All volunteers are required to attend a pre event orientation session at the Euclid Beach Park Picnic Pavilion (rain location - Collinwood Rec Center) on either Tuesday, July 14, 2015 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. or Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Pizza and pop will be provided at the orientation!
For more information, contact Elva Brodnick at firstname.lastname@example.org 216-738-0626 or visit www.euclidbeachblast.com
St. Jerome Catholic School students finished the academic year on June 5th, and what an awesome year it was! The students participated in a wide variety of learning adventures. This year our scholars were introduced to the Common Core Standards of instruction to prepare them for future success. Students took the PARCC test for the first time to assess academic progress. A technology consultant taught students to expand their computer knowledge and demonstrated a drone in flight. Teachers and students took learning out of the classroom for hands-on fun. Each student took at least two field trips this year. Some of the places they visited were Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Great Lakes Science Center. Students also took a two-mile hike in the North Chagrin Reservation and toured the Holden Arboretum with a naturalist. The junior high classes attended a trip to Columbus, and the entire school enjoyed a cruise on the Goodtime III. A generous donor helped with bus transportation and admission.
You can find fresh locally grown fruits and vegetables at the Market Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free cooking classes are Saturdays, July 11, July 25 and August 22 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There will also be a class on Wednesday, July 15. Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 8 for the Annual Cliff Schutz Corn Roast and BBQ from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. You’ll enjoy delicious Ohio sweet corn, BBQ and side dishes. The cost for a meat portion and two sides is $6. Vegetarian dishes will be available.
Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? Could you use help enhancing your leadership skills?
You like us - you really do! Thanks to our wonderful neighbors and park users who have borrowed a book, newspaper, or magazine from The Lakefront Literacy Project’s mobile library since the end of May. Nothing makes our volunteers happier than a satisfied reader.
Visit the library every Saturday between now and the end of September from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and grab some reading material for your day at the beach. Feel free to take it with you until you are finished enjoying, then simply return on a Saturday for the next person to enjoy.
Do you have a few hours to spare? Email us at email@example.com and let us know of your interest and availability for staffing the library on Saturdays. The position is fun and easy… and yes you can sit down and read a magazine on the job!
Learn more: www.facebook.com/lakefrontliteracy
Remember the good ol’ days of the Arts Collinwood Sand Castle Contest? We do, and together with Waterloo Arts we’re bringing it back in a big way this year at the 6th Annual Euclid Beach Blast at Euclid Beach Park.
Join local celebrity and Cleveland-based sand artist Carl Jara on the beach starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015. Teams of 4 people, of any age and skill level, are encouraged to sign up online at www.euclidbeachblast.com OR the day of the event, by 6:00 p.m.
Judging will occur at 7:30 p.m. In addition to bragging rights, at stake in three prize categories are gift cards to local businesses including Star Pop, Chili Peppers, and East Coast Custard.
Stay tuned for details and updates by liking us on Facebook.com/euclidbeachblast and Follow us on twitter @BeachBlastCLE
What is Euclid Beach Blast
Now into its sixth year, the Euclid Beach Blast! is a community organized, volunteer led event about celebrating community, creativity, living breathing history and having some Lake Erie Lovin’ Fun!
Sometimes, bigger isn’t better. This is the case with ‘Phone Gallery’ - Cleveland's smallest gallery - annexed to the front of Russ' Auto Care in the west end of the Waterloo Arts District.
Originally conceived in 2013 by another artist and me, Phone Gallery demonstrates the transformation of an otherwise vacant and underutilized "space" - in this case, an abandoned pay phone booth - into an inventive place for art display.
The transformation from empty metal box to white walled gallery (with a shatter resistant, tamperproof “viewfinder”) required imagination and a great partnership with a local handyman and Russ’ Auto Care, from whom we siphon a little electricity every time someone walks by the motion-sensor operated LED lights retrofitted inside the pay phone booth.