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Major Changes Underway At Collilnwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation

On July 1st a bold step was taken toward realizing the vision of a united Collinwood community development corporation (CDC).  The board of the Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation voted in June to expand their service area to incorporate the entire North Shore Collinwood area and the Euclid Green neighborhood.

Former staff members of Northeast Shores have joined the dedicated staff of Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation and will continue their work with residents and businesses in North Shore Collinwood and throughout our community.  Ms. Camille Maxwell will serve as Senior Director, focusing on Real Estate Development and Business Engagement.  Ms. Carly Lovely will continue her work as Project Coordinator, maintaining her outreach efforts with various community groups.  Lastly, Ms. Jamie Baker, who joins the team with extensive grant writing experience, will lead grant writing efforts and funding diversification.  In total there will be thirteen staff members to service the needs of the greater community.

By expanding the service area, our unified boundaries will now extend from the lakefront, south to the Cleveland/ Euclid/South Euclid border, and extend east from E. 131st Street to Cleveland/Euclid border at East 200th Street.  We will now serve over 35,000 residents who live in this area, which also includes seven commercial districts and four industrial corridors. 

Our new efforts will provide all of the services CDCs are expected to provide to residents and local businesses alike: support to block clubs, civic organizations and neighborhood groups; business attraction, retention and engagement; neighborhood planning and development services; housing redevelopment; arts-based redevelopment initiatives, creative placemaking efforts, and neighborhood planning.  

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 9:13 AM, 08.04.2018

School Supply Give Away

Learning kitchen skills.

Without generous donations and a grant match from Cleveland Climate Action Fund the Art of Nature summer program at Collinwood Friends Garden would not have been possible! THANK YOU!

With the funds, we were able to employ high school students from Cleveland School of the Arts to plant and maintain a portion of the Collinwood Friends Garden. They participated in the Garden Walk Cleveland event and in October they will participate in the Freshtober cooking contest at Tri-C. They are well prepared this year since they were able to take cooking classes from Chef Kayla Wiley. A digital copy of the recipes they learned will be available at www.facebook.com/collinwoodfriendsgarden. 

Students also participated in painting classes. This was a launch for a special project from the kitchens of CMSD- CSA students will donate paintings promoting healhy eating to elementary school cafeterias across the district. 

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Dance Your Calories Away at the Polka Hall of Fame 15th Sausage Festival, Wednesday, September 12

Collinwood's Raddell's Sausage Shop won for People's Choice last year at the annual Polka Hall of Fame Sausage Festival, coming up Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at SNPJ Farm, in Kirtland, Ohio.

Did you know it takes 40 minutes of polka-dancing to burn up the calories in one Slovenian sausage? The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame makes it easy for you at the 15th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, with eight hours of non-stop music, Wednesday, September 12, 2018, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. You can also vote for the sausage you like best.

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Telling the LaSalle’s Story

LaSalle Theater 1992 . . . Remember?

If you’ve lived in Collinwood for any length of time, you’ll know our LaSalle Theater. Can’t miss the many changes happening this past several years - including that now relit marquee - as renovations have been underway to bring the LaSalle back to life.

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Volume 10, Issue 8, Posted 3:11 PM, 07.05.2018

Celebrate Slovenian Cooking in America! Euclid Library, Wednesday, September 5

Slovenians in America celebrate their heritage with food specialties, such as potica nut roll. Learn about Slovenian-American cuisine from writer and historian Joe Valencic at Euclid Public Library, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., in Euclid, Ohio.

Cooking links us to our ethnic heritage, our family, our childhood, our own neighborhood, and our country.  Slovenian-American communities prepare unique, traditional recipes that reveal much about their heritage. Learn how Slovenians in the U.S. celebrate their culture through age-old dishes (and inventive new ones) at Euclid Public Library, Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 7:00. Collinwood writer and historian Joe Valencic, President of the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, reveals how tasty Slovenian favorites, like sausages, sauerkraut and pastries, are winning new fans and finding their places on local menus. Recipes will be provided so you can try them at home.

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What is a Technology Workshop?

Thanks for the great response to our advertisement in the July issue about our free Technology Workshop to learn to fix computers. It seems that many of you are having a fun summer and just can’t get to the Collinwood Recreation Center from 3-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, but your questions and interest are great.  We thought this month we would answer your questions.

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Centennial T-Shirts

The shirt front features our St. Jerome Centennial  Logo and the back of the shirt features a listing of events planned for each month of our year long celebration!

100 Years and Counting!

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Remembering Philip Maher

Officer Philip Maher served the Collinwood neighborhood from 1949 to 1975.  His beat was E. 152nd and Lake Shore Blvd. as well as E 185th Street.  He patrolled the neighborhood and acted as a crossing guard at the corner of Lake Shore Blvd. and East 152nd.  He was very popular with neighborhood residents and knew the children by name.  The principals of St. Jerome and Memorial schools credited him with inspiring a number of youngsters to pursue careers in law enforcement because of their experience of knowing Phil. 

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Silhouette Productions and Shore Cultural Centre Present "Shrek The Musical

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears.

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New Sewers Working to Mitigate Flooding Along Lakeshore Blvd.

On July 13, the Lakeshore Boulevard Relief Sewer and Euclid Creek Tunnel received its first sanitary sewage flows; these flows originate from homes and businesses along Lakeshore Boulevard, as well as connecting sidestreets, between Neff Road and Maplecliff Road as shown.

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CHS WWII Memorial Plaque Missing

CHS WWII Memorial

The Class of 1952 honored the more than 2,600 Collinwood alumni who served during World War II by installing a Memorial Plaque on the boulder in front of school.  Of those who served, 0ne hundred and eighty seven Railroaders paid the ultimate price. While the Collinwood High School Alumni Association has tried to locate the plaque, nothing has turned up yet. However, with the help of Gary Fisher custodian at CHS, we are still hunting for it. 

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Volunteers Needed to Provide Comfort and Care to Hospice Patients

Would you like to volunteer close to home where you can make a meaningful difference to families in the community? Hospice of the Western Reserve, a nonprofit organization that helps families through one of life’s most difficult times, is seeking caring people who want to give back to others by becoming a hands-on care volunteer. New volunteers are needed to join the hospice team to provide compassionate support and comfort to patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House, the inpatient care unit on E. 185th Street in Collinwood.

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New Tech Collinwood Family Back to School Party

You are invited to join New Tech Collinwood for our Back to School Family Meet & Greet, which will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2018 from 5:00-7:00PM at New Tech Collinwood located at 15210 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110.

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St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School News

The 2018-2019 school year for the St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School will again begin classes on Saturday morning, September 8, from 9:15 to 11:45.  Classes are scheduled twice a month.  Location is at St. Martin de Porres High School (formerly St. Vitus School), 6111 Lausche Ave., Cleveland, Ohio.

There a three levels of classes and three teachers:  

 BEGINNERS --  for those who know very little Slovenian or none at all.  Emphasis on everyday conversation. Up-to-date textbook.

INTERMEDIATE – increasing vocabulary and more conversation.    Continuation from the beginning class.  Use of textbook and other materials.  Continued conversation.

ADVANCED – for those who have some knowledge of the language and would like to have further knowledge in reading and writing.  Lessons include textbook study along with general information about customs and culture of Slovenia.

Tuition is $50.00 per semester or $100.00 for the whole year.  Textbooks are purchased from the instructor.

To enroll please contact Lillian at 216.350.6889 or by email at elcenta@sbcglobal.net

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New Exercise Classes at Lakeshore Rose Center!

Check out Lakeshore Rose Center for Aging Well's new exercise classes, Tai Chi & Spirit of the Drum! These classes are offered Wednesdays at 10:30am. For a full schedule, check out our electronic newsletter at www.rosecenters.org or stop by the Center (16600 Lakeshore Blvd.) Monday-Thursday from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Please call 216-373-1915 with any questions!

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Lakeshore Intergenerational School Is Looking for Volunteers

Lakeshore Intergenerational School is very excited to begin its 5th year as a high performing charter school in North Collinwood.  This year we are educating children in grades K-6.   We are currently looking for community members interested in serving as tutors, reading mentors and volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. These important positions allow our students to enhance and enrich their learning with intergenerational partners who are committed to the education of the youngest members of our community.

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Local manufacturer’s bushings and precision-machined components used in mines all over the world

Timothy Lining

Timothy Lining, vice president and general manager of SC Industries, Euclid, Ohio is the husband of the founder’s granddaughter, Karla. Karla’s grandfather, Karl Schulz, started the business in 1946 with two partners on Luther Ave. near East 72nd St., Cleveland. It was then called Skyway Machine Products. Later, they moved to St. Clair Ave. and then to Euclid in the 1960s because the entire family lived in the area and, eventually, his children graduated from Euclid High School. In 1973, Earl Lauridsen, the founder’s son-in-law and Tim’s father-in-law, joined the company and remains the current owner and president. In late 2003, Skyway Machine was shut down, and it was planned for the company to be liquidated because of the downturn and difficult economic conditions. However, in early 2004, new orders started to return, and a new business was formed called SC Industries to handle new orders. Tim joined the company in 2004 to temporarily “help out” in the shop and has been coming back ever since. In late 2007, Earl’s partner and brother-in-law Ralph Fross passed away. At that time, Tim took over the front office.

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