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2,400 People “Walk to Remember,” Raise Nearly $200,000 for Hospice of the Western Reserve

Community spirit, dedicated workers and volunteers, and Mother Nature each had a part in making Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Walk to Remember 2016 a huge success. Sponsored by FirstMerit Bank, the annual fundraiser drew more than 2,400 walkers to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on June 12 to celebrate the memory of their loved ones. More than $200,000 was raised to help fund special programs and services provided by the nonprofit organization.

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Councilman’s Corner

What a great Summer! The RNC went off without any major problems and Cleveland was seen nationally as a peace-loving and supportive city. My sincere congratulations to everyone involved in making Cleveland shine during the convention, especially to our Cleveland Police Department and other law enforcement officers from around the country. However, now that the convention is over I hope that the City’s Administration will take a more aggressive and proactive look at neighborhood concerns and issues.

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What do a lamp, an MRI machine, a cockpit and a tank have in common?

Many of us have flown in an airplane or had an MRI. Little did we know that many of the parts on planes and in medical equipment are sandblasted, washed, primed, painted, coated and sealed in Euclid, Ohio, at Painting Technology, Inc., 21641 Tungsten Road. The business passed to President Mary Lou Ambrose in 1990 as part of a divorce settlement. It still is owned by her and will pass to her daughter, Vice President Denise DeGaetano.

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Free Tutoring at Siggy's Village!

Kids can come to Siggy’s Village and receive free tutoring starting in September! We offer help with reading, writing, science, and math! Kids can come after school and get help that is customized to their grade level and will lead them to success! We also offer writing and reading help to adults at the Written Originals Writing Center! 

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Soap Making Class at Siggy’s Village!

Siggy’s Village will offer a lavender soap making class on Saturday, September 3rd from 12pm-2pm. The class will teach community members the process of making lavender scented soap from start to finish. Participants will be involved in the process of creating the soap and can take their finished piece of lavender soap with them to enjoy at home. There are 15 spots available for the class, and those spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Anyone is welcome to come participate in this class free of charge.

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Students recite Pledge at RNC

Jasmine Torres and Ti’Ajania Williams have recited the Pledge of Allegiance hundreds of times in elementary school but never on a stage in front of a national audience.

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Book Review

Photo: penguinrandomhouse.com

I found a book at the library that I wanted to tell readers about.  The book is The Witch of Lime Street: Séance, Seduction, and Houdini in the Spirit World, by David Jaher.

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Underground Classical Concert Series

Underground Classical Concert Series, held at the Praxis Fiber Gallery in the Waterloo Arts District, is set to begin August 12 at 8:00 P.M. with a performance by vocalist Amanda Powell.  Admission is free and there is free street and lot parking close-by at the Slovenian Workmen’s Home available.

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Veteran's Park

I wish to publicly thank our Veterans and all those who participated in and attended the dedication of Veteran’s Park on the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, 2016.  It was a beautiful day for this and I appreciate the support, as does, I am sure, the Councilman.

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DoMore4:Good Kindness Tour Continues

As the Cleveland DoMore4:Good Kindness Tour continues, our youth from the Salvation Army-Cleveland Temple made Gun Safety Awareness signs for Moms Demand Action-OH(Moms).  The signs noted the following phrases from Moms Demand Action “Be Smart” campaign, which is a conversation about kids, guns, and safety.

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Birth Certificate and ID Voucher Service Coming to Collinwood

Do you need a birth certificate or an ID to vote, obtain credit or a driver’s license? Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is starting a program whereby persons who need a birth certificate or an ID can obtain a voucherto acquire one or both of these documents, free of charge. 

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Economic Rehabilitation Class at Siggy's Village!

Come to our economic class at Siggy’s Village and rehabilitate your finances! Our first class is on Saturday, August 27th from 10am-11:30am. We’re here to help you work toward financial stability! Reserve your spot early!

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Crime Stoppers

Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming two (2) of the key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous telephone number, Text Tips and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.

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First Spoken Originals Poetry Slam at Siggy's Village!

Siggy's Village is hosting its first Spoken Originals Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 20th at 5:00pm. The poetry slam was created by the Written Originals Writing Center. Teens and adults have the chance to be apart of a growing poetry community. Our first poetry slam will also be used to raise funds and supplies for the writing center to help kids with free tutoring in Collinwood! We are taking supply donations such as bookbags, pens, pencils, folders, notebooks, index cards, etc. 

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Friends of Euclid Creek Awards Third Annual Scholarship to Mayfield Heights Student

Christi Carlson, FOEC President, awards scholarship to Hrishikesh "Gopal" Mandal at FOEC June 7 annual picnic and elections

The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC) is pleased to announce that the recipient of its 2016 annual Environmental Education scholarship is Hrishikesh "Gopal" Mandal.  The $1,000 scholarship is awarded to a student residing in the Euclid Creek watershed who has exhibited the potential to make a contribution to the environment through a related field of study.

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CMSD Has Your Back-To-School Information

The school year is at hand, and families are sure to have questions about school hours, transportation and other details.

CMSD has assembled a large volume of back-to-school information and posted it on the District website.

If you still have questions, contact the Back-to-School Hotline at 216-838-3675.

A special call center will handle questions about transportation through Sept. 30.

The transportation hotline will operate from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with additional hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, Saturday, Aug. 13 and Saturday, Aug. 20. Call 216-838-4BUS (4287) and follow the prompts.

Most CMSD schools will return from summer break on Monday, Aug. 15.

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Artist Spotlight

In a modest office space in North Collinwood, the word "Dirva" faintly visible on the front door, one man carries on a one hundred year-old legacy.

The offices of Dirva - the Lithuanian National Newspaper - sit along Cherokee Avenue, almost brushing the City of Euclid border. Dirva (roughly translated to "The Field") is a bi-weekly Lithuanian language newspaper led by Algirdas V. Matulionis - "Al" for short.

And it's one of the last remaining Lithuanian newspapers in the United States.

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Walk All Over Waterloo

Bring the family, experience new art, stroll the street and meet the folks making North Collinwood a destination for arts and entertainment during this month's Walk All Over Waterloo on August 5th. The following are some of the great things happening this month. For more information, visit the Waterloo Arts District's Facebook page!

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Makers Market

The Makers Movement is alive and thriving. If you are interested in learning who is making things in Collinwood and beyond, here is your opportunity. Two more markets this summer. On Thursday, August 11th & 25th from  4:00pm to 8:00pm join us at the Maker's Market (located at 560 E. 185th Street) to find a medley of hand created products - from long-time neighborhood businesses to the new generation of creators in Cleveland! 

Are you a Maker? Are you interested in setting up a booth and selling your wares? Please contact Lauren Calevich, Maker's Market Coordinator, LCeventsCLE@gmail.com.

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Gotta Catch Them All

By now, you have probably heard about the new mobile gaming craze called Pokemon Go that is sweeping the nation. In short summary, this new, free phone app allows users to capture various animals and monsters (Pokemon) by walking around. When these Pokemon pop up, players use a variety of items to capture these Pokemon to add to their individual rosters. These items are not infinite and need to be replenished at various locations called Pokestops. In addition, coins to buy these items can be earned by having control over Gym locations. All of the Gyms and Pokestops are scattered and are somehow tied to various points of interest that were already populated when the game launched.

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Ballot Box- Upcoming Events

Summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to enjoy the many activities offered through the Ballot Box Project.   Healthy eating August 26th, from 4-7 pm at Collinwood Recreation Center, Kevin Schuering is teaming up with Lori Kella for a food extravaganza. Kevin will bring to residents a cooking demonstration, hands on cooking session, and much more to the event. Lori will be sampling and handing out a recipe from the Grow.Cook.Collinwood cookbook.

Collinwood History

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John Carroll University Junior enjoys summer internship in Collinwood

Katie Neary hard at work as a marketing and advertising summer intern in the St. Jerome parish office

John Carroll University junior, Katie Neary, was looking for experience in her college major this summer.  St. Jerome had an opportunity.  Katie joined the parish office staff as a marketing and advertising intern to help spread the word about all that the parish has to offer.  Fr. Bill Jerse and the rest of the parish office staff recognized that Katie was perfect for the job at her first interview.  Katie remembers being greeted with smiles and refreshments and knew she would like working at St. Jerome, because it felt like home.

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The Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden - Does Anybody Care?

I would imagine that if you've lived in the Collinwood neighborhood for any length of time that at one point or another you would have at least driven past the Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden in front of Memorial School on East 152 Street. The garden that exists today is the current version of the more extensive gardens that graced the site in years past. This Garden commemorates the Collinwood School Fire of March 4, 1908 where 172 children, two teachers and 1 rescuer, a resident of the community, lost their lives. The school fire itself and its aftermath was a very trying time in our community. The garden was meant to help the community heal by placing something living where life was lost.  We still strive to do this today when we place flowers at the site of a tragic event. This is why the Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society was started – to preserve the history of the community and especially the memory and the story of the Collinwood School Fire.  Along with this comes the task of safeguarding the garden that exists.  To this end, the Little Red Cap Project  was formed out of the Collinwood School Fire Committee of the Historical Society in the hopes of garnering the support of concerned residents to help preserve and maintain the garden.

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Become a Certified CDCA Through Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc.

Have you ever wanted to become a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) to advance your career?  Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. offers a free workshop opportunity that can get you certified in the State of Ohio. Funding may be provided based on eligibility requirements.

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