What a great last half of the summer we have had so far. I want to thank all the neighborhood groups, organizations and individuals who have been so supportive of all our Summer activities and events. My sincere appreciation to Ms. Erin Randel who was instrumental in putting together the Collinwood “Scoop on Summer Guide,” which lists all of our neighborhood events and programs throughout the summer, and the “Scoop on Collinwood” our online version for year-round activities, meetings and events. I am not aware of any other neighborhood in the City that has such an extensive printed brochure promoting their community followed up with a website. All of us should be very proud of what Erin has done for our community.
Kudos and THANK YOU to each and every neighbor who made the 2nd annual Collinwood Community Potluck a success in early August! From the delicious homemade dishes to the scrumptious local restaurant fare, we came together to feed over 150 people and are still feeding more neighbors – through the non-perishable food donation drive we set up at Euclid Beach Park.
Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston partnered with the Collinwood Nottingham Development Corporation to organize “Ward 10 Clean & Green Dumpster Days,” a weekend neighborhood cleanup geared toward disposing of trash and beautifying the community. Councilman Hairston made sure residents and community stakeholders had access to a large dumpster for a three-day period to dispose of trash and debris in their homes or businesses.
New Tech Collinwood will host a School Market on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 3:00 – 5:00pm at New Tech Collinwood, 15210 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110. The market is open to all community members. ID's are not required! All participants must "bring their own bags!"
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PLAYWRIGHTS LOCAL ANNOUNCES
THE 4TH ANNUAL CLEVELAND PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
Free plays, workshops, screenings, and special sessions presented September 29 at Waterloo Arts.
Cleveland, OH; August 13, 2018
Playwrights Local announces The 4th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival, its latest free, annual gathering for playwrights, theater-goers, and all arts lovers. Presented on Saturday, September 29, the Festival features open classes and craft talks, new plays by local authors, a special video screening, a unique “tabletop play,” and much more. Sessions run from 11:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts in North Collinwood (397 East 156th Street, Cleveland, OH 44110). All offerings are open to the public, and tickets or reservations are not required. The Festival is intended for adults and teens.
Featured writers in The 4th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival include John Busser, Cornell Hubert Calhoun III, JC Cifranic, Erin E. Dolan, Agnes Herrmann, Gail Nyoka, Reys Phillips, and Amy Schwabauer. Partner companies co-presenting in the Festival include The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival, The Dramatists Guild - Ohio Region, Literary Cleveland, Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble, and Upstairs Web-Series.
The 4th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival begins with a free workshop entitled “The Sherlock Project,” led by accomplished playwright Eric Schmiedl. That is followed by a craft talk on “Writing Plays That Get Produced” featuring panelists Andrew Black, Amy Drake, and Faye Sholiton, and moderated by Les Hunter. Staged readings, audience talkbacks, screenings, and a full performance of a “tabletop play” round out the day-long event. A complete schedule can be found online at Playwrights Local’s website: http://playwrightslocal.org/. Additional information is available by calling (216) 302-8856.
“The Cleveland Playwrights Festival is a foundational event for us,” says David Todd, Artistic Director of Playwrights Local. “It promotes our cause in a direct way, and it gets the word out about a lot of amazing playwrights, teachers, and performers. It also gives us a chance to partner with groups that we support, and that support us, from the theater community. We’ve collaborated with all of these companies, or with members of all of them, over our first three seasons, and they’ve all helped us find our place in the Cleveland scene.”
Playwrights Local is a theater company based in Cleveland. Billed as a playwrights’ center, the organization’s goal is to provide a home base for novice and experienced dramatic writers in Northeast Ohio. They offer classes and workshops, produce original plays, provide professional development opportunities, and engage the community through site-specific projects. Tax-deductible contributions to this 501(c)(3) group can be made at Playwrights Local’s website: http://playwrightslocal.org/donate/.
Tom Hayes, Managing Director
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Spending so much time on our “thrones” may sometimes lead our minds to wonder: What happens after the flush? Where does it go? How does all that dirty water get clean? On September 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., find out answers to all these questions and more at the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Open House and Clean Water Fest.
Local community college assists manufacturers with setting up state-approved apprenticeship training programs
(Q&A with Christin (aka Chrissy) Cooney, program coordinator, Lorain County Community College)
Community Meeting To Answer Questions About The Northeast Shores And Collinwood Nottingham Development Corporations
Collinwood Recreation Center has some amazing events coming up this fall such as the Annual Halloween Big City Boo and Annual Talent Showcase; times and dates to be announced.
Come join us Monday September 10th on Waterloo for our first ever Collinwood Plogging Cleanup!
What is 'Plogging' you ask?
Plogging is a fitness trend that originated in Sweden and is slowly spreading throughout the world.
The term Plogging is derived from the Swedish phrase “plocka upp,” which translates to pick up. Plogging involves a combination of jogging and picking up trash along your running route using a plastic bag to collect the litter you find along your route.
Plogging is great exercise and also gives people the opportunity to explore the neighborhood while making a positive impact on the community.
Volunteers will meet outside the Millard Fillmore Presidential Library at 6pm to sign in and collect cleanup supplies. A Plogging route map will be posted to the event page shortly. We will review the route before heading out from the Fillmore. You don't have to run marathons to Plogg! This will be slow paced run - under 3 miles - with plenty of stops along the way to pick up trash!
Please wear clothing you don't mind getting sweaty and a little dirty and please wear closed toed shoes - preferably shoes you don't mind running in! Water and light refreshments will be provided before we head out for the Plogg.
We'll wrap up the plogg-jog around 730pm. Join us afterwards at the Millard Fillmore Presidential Library for a ploggers drink specials and good conversation! To sweeten the deal even more, all ploggers will receive a coupon to Chili Peppers Fresh Mexican Grill - good for 1/2 off your purchase of a meal item and drink!
Still on the fence? You can read more about plogging below:
Over the past few years, Little Free Libraries popped up in our neighborhood thanks to caring stewards and the understood importance of literacy. Now, there is a new way to give and take – everything from little toys to non-perishable food, from toiletries to notes of positivity, and yes, even books.
13808 Othello Avenue (off 140th), September 8, 2018 10:00-5:00 and September 9, 2018 12:00-5:00. Nine piece living and dining room sets, electronics, clothes, toys, housewares, and much much more must see to believe. Come early everything must go.
Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC) welcomed Dr. Sherri Mason from State University of New York at Fredonia to present her recent research on plastic pollution in the Great Lakes and its tributaries as well as plastic in our tap water, bottled water, beer and sea salt on August 14th at Beachwood Community Center. The event also featured Dr. Cathi Lehn from Cleveland Office of Sustainability, Director Diane Bickett from Cuyahoga Solid Waste District, and Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Sunny Simon to talk about local plastic reduction efforts and the latest on changes to our county recycling program. The night concluded with a question and answer session as well as ideas about how we can address this threat by making simple changes in our daily lives like refusing a straw or bringing re-useable bags to the grocery store. You can listen, watch, or read about several other presentations Dr. Mason made throughout Cleveland on the 14th on NPR (Sound of Ideas), City Club, and cleveland.com. Look for a video of our program coming soon on our website: http://euclidcreekwatershed.org.
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CityMusic Cleveland will open their 15th Season at St. Jerome on Wednesday, October 24th at 7:30pm. The program brings together Johannes Brahms’ Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, the last of his masterful works for orchestra, performed by internationally renowned soloists Tessa Lark and Edward Arron, and the sunny Symphony No. 2, which the composer himself said “sounded so merry and tender it was as though it were especially written for a newly wedded couple.” As always the concert is free with donations gratefully accepted. We hope you will join us for this memorable evening.
Join us September 29, at 7:00 p.m. for the third annual recital of Lawrence and Julia Wallace. Julia is presently the music coordinator at St. Jerome and Lawrence was the coordinator before her. They were married in the church four years ago. These annual recitals are an expression of their gratitude for the St. Jerome community. This year, the couple will perform selections of original compositions in the genre of musical theater. We hope to see you there!
IT’S BEEN A SUN-SATIONAL SUMMER AT THE COLLINWOOD LIBRARY
Many thanks to our Sponsors who made August 4, 2018 Community Back 2 School Picnic possible!
This year’s Clam/Steak Bake will be held on Sunday, September 30th, the Feast of St. Jerome. This event will kick-off our Centennial Celebration.
Voters have many important decisions to make in the November 6th General Election. There are federal, state, county and judicial candidates on the ballot. There will also be state and local issues to be decided by voters.
WE ARE MAKING MUSIC THAT BRINGS THE SOUND OF AWARENESS TO CANCER AND RAISES FUNDS IN SUPPORT OF RESEARCH FOR THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
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(provided courtesy of Allan Maggied, plant manager, Chesterfield Steel)