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CNVDC partnering up to serve you better

Jungle Terry visits The Five Pointe Community Center during Christmas Break

Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation (CNVDC) is growing to better serve you.  CNVDC is now partnered with the Five Pointe Community Center (FPCC) to expand the services throughout the southern part of Collinwood.  CNVDC has been long geared toward serving residents with housing and safety issues.  With the addition of the staff at the FPCC  we will be expanding our outreach services into the community.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Spring is officially here. So the calendar tells me.

Thanks to all the residents who have been turning in the potholes and bad road conditions. Please continue to call those in to (216) 664-2510.  I have received calls into my office by motorists indicating that their tires and /or cars have been damaged because of the bad road conditions.  I you are a victim you must file a police report, take a picture of the hole in question, if you can.  However, you need to file a Moral claim with the City (216- 664-2800) to see if there is any form of reimbursement. As I have learned, this time of the year, drive with caution and be careful.  With the freeze and thaw cycle we have experienced, potholes can appear within days. Drive carefully.

My continued thanks to all residents who continue to be our eyes and ears of our neighborhood in turning in obvious service concerns and complaints.  What has distinguished our community, time and time again, is that we are proactive. If we continue to do that, then streets will be repaired properly, there will be no streetlights out, and abandoned vehicles will be removed from our streets and vacant lots.  All you need to do is drive the city and you can see what neighborhoods are proactive and which ones are not. Let’s continue to set a high standard in Ward 8.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Register today for the ‘Big Clean 2018’ on Saturday, April 21

Register at www.thelitterbugz.org/events/big-clean-2018 as an individual or as a team leader for a group for 'The Big Clean 2018'.

It is finally spring! The days are longer, perennial flowers emerge from the formerly frozen ground, and birds chirp away in the trees. However, amidst all this natural beauty, grocery bags and candy wrappers swirl in the wind. What can YOU do to help keep Collinwood Beautiful this spring? 

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Now Showing: the Suites at the LaSalle!

Drum roll, please! Northeast Shores Development Corporation is proud to present the long awaited Suites at the LaSalle, five beautifully renovated and updated suites which are now available to rent! Urban chic plus vintage details grace the three 1-bedroom and two 2-bedroom units varying in size from 438 to 700 square feet, with rents ranging between $500-$635 (residents pay gas and electricity). Camille Maxwell, Executive Director of Northeast Shores Development Corporation, explains; "The LaSalle complex, incorporating the venue space, retail and residential units is a jewel, and is bound to become an amazing institution!" 

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Pianist Needed!

New Praise Ministries is seeking a pianist. 

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The 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair is getting closer.....

Are you renting your home and have concerns about your rights a tenant? Are you a homeowner who’s ever faced a sudden home repair?  Are you looking to purchase a home but feel lost in the understanding the process? Are you looking to learn more about becoming a landlord? Are you renting your home and have concerns about your rights a tenant? Do you just feel that there’s no help for housing issues like these?  If any of these questions apply to you then you cannot miss the 2nd Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair!

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Danielle Shepard

Shepherd received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Akron in 2009, her master's degree in law from Champlain College in 2012, and her Ph.D. in leadership/business psychology from the Chicago Professional School of Psychology in 2016. Shepherd has a certification in cross-cultural management. Shepherd's professional experience includes owning two small businesses: Nicroix Consulting and Property Management and Gecon Supply Company LLC. She has also worked as the vice president of G.E. Construction Company. She was a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association and a committee member of the Advisory Board of the African American Community Chamber of Commerce.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Now Showing - photos

Dramatic bedrooms! 

A few more photos with the previous story. We have one graphic that we would be able to submit tomorrow if that is still not too late. 

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Lowdown at Lakeshore Intergenerational School

"Brain breaks" are always better outside!

Our students and staff enjoyed their Spring Break the week of March 5th-9th. While the month was shorter, that didn’t mean less learning and fun for the students of Lakeshore Intergenerational School!

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Kyle B. Earley

Left to right: Stephanie Pope-Earley, Kyle Earley, and the Honorable Nina Turner 

Meet the Candidate: House District 10 State Representative

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Hannah Gibbons preschool receives top rating

The preschool at Hannah Gibbons School, 1401 Larchmont Road, has received the state's top rating for quality.

The score helps the Cleveland Metropolitan School District move closer to its goal of having all of the District’s 61 preschool sites earn high ratings for quality.

Five other preschool sites – Case, Mary M. Bethune, Nathan Hale and Patrick Henry schools and Douglas MacArthur Girls' Leadership Academy – also recently received the maximum five stars from Ohio’s voluntary Step Up to Quality program. All of CMSD's 45 rated sites have earned five stars, and the rest are going or will go through the evaluation process.

The age when children attend preschool is a critical period in brain formation and the development of skills like communication and teamwork. PRE4CLE, a partnership between the District and private providers, is working to make high-quality preschool available to as many District children as possible.

The initiative is part of The Cleveland Plan, a blueprint for education reform in the city.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

'Black Lightning' creator talks diversity with East Clark students

Tony Isabella, the man behind the DC Comics superhero "Black Lightning," has held tight to his Cleveland roots since he created the character in the 1970s.

Decades later, Isabella visited East Clark School in Collinwood and shared the stories and inspiration behind DC’s first African-American superhero with the youngest generation of Cleveland children. He spoke with fifth- through eighth-graders about how growing up reading comics with a diverse group of friends motivated him to create "Black Lightning," a schoolteacher who acquires electrical superpowers that he uses to fight crime in his crime-ridden neighborhood. 

“When I was growing up, there weren’t a lot of black characters in comics, but everybody wants to see themselves in the fiction they enjoy,” Isabella said while visiting the school on March 22. “ 'Black Lightning' was something I created for my black friends.”

Isabella grew up on the West Side of Cleveland and currently lives in Medina when he’s not traveling to conventions or other events. 

The CW television network's prime-time series version of "Black Lightning," premiered in January. Meanwhile, Isabella is writing the six-issue DC Comics miniseries “Return of Black Lightning.” The third issue is on the stands, and the story is set in Cleveland.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

St. Jerome Students Develop Necessary Academic Skills

St. Jerome School continues to offer a program which tutors students in the academic areas of Reading and Math. Students  are recommended to this program based on their scores from the state’s standardized tests. 

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

"Two Faiths-One Spirit" a Review

Julia Wallace, music director at St. Jerome was delighted to meet renowned accordian virtuoso and composer, Merima Kljuèo after the performance.

Transported by the music, the audience of Thursday’s concert at St. Jerome Church explored the preservation of cultural histories through the tragedies and perseverance that surround warfare and persecution. Conductor Avner Dorman, CityMusic Cleveland and the selected composers gave us an opportunity to suffer with, pray with and celebrate with life stories surrounding the Sarajevo Haggadah (one of the oldest illustrated manuscripts of the Jewish text used during Passover Seder) and the Timbuktu Manuscripts (collected documents from the Golden Age of Mali). Highlights of the evening included the guest performance of composer and accordionist Merima Kljuèo (b. 1973) and specialty Moroccan instrumentation for Tom Cohen’s (b. 1983) Warzazat. Every moment of this concert invited the audience to counter such adversities through upholding commonalities over differences.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Kickin' it with Cops IS BACK: Cleanin' with Cops

“Time for some spring cleaning.” Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with Cleveland Police Foundation and Litterbugz will host “Cleanin’ with Cops” on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Humphrey Park 207 E. 161st Cleveland, Oh 44110 from 12:30pm-4:00pm. There will be live entertainment as we prepare to clean the neighborhood.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Aanand Mehta

            My name is Aanand Mehta and I am running to represent District 10.  I was born in this District.  I live in this District.  I work in this District.  I am confident that I am the most qualified candidate for this position because of my professional experience, my personal background and my community service. 

            My experience of 5+ years as a transactional attorney at Jones Day has prepared me to be an effective legislator.  The position that I am running for is a lawmaking position and I am the only practicing lawyer in this race.  I have been trained to understand the law and to interpret the law.  Every day, I draft complex legal documents, which is an essential role of a legislator.  Understanding the intricacies of the law will strengthen any legislation I hope to pass.  Furthermore, urban interests are at a severe disadvantage in Columbus; District 10 must have a skilled negotiator to fight on its behalf.  I negotiate on behalf of my clients against some of the largest financial institutions on a daily basis and I fully intend to employ those skills to get the most effective laws and increased funding for our region.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Timothy Callaghan: "A Lovely Tremble" a Maria Neil Pop-Up Exhibition

Maria Neil @ The LaSalle
April 20, 2018 – April 22, 2018
Opening Reception:
LaSalle Arts & Media Center
Friday, April 20, 2018
5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cleveland, OH – The Maria Neil Art Project
presents their first ‘pop-up’ temporary
exhibition in the storefronts of the new LaSalle
Arts & Media Center in Collinwood. The
exhibition features the latest new work by local
Cleveland artist Timothy Callaghan. Proceeds
from the exhibition will be donated to the
revitalization of the LaSalle Arts & Media Center.
‘A Lovely Tremble’ is a body of work featuring the scenery that is the East 185th Street
neighborhood of Collinwood. "In the later half of 2016 I began a body of work with the
intention of limiting myself to what could be found as source material on E. 185 Street, the
street I live off of in Cleveland, Ohio, “ says artist Timothy Callaghan. The process began with
the artist working ‘en plein air’ or, painting outdoors, in a large format sketchbook with
walnut ink observing the landscapes he could walk to from his home. After the intimal ink

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Steve Cup: Breaking Point

Maria Neil @ Waterloo Arts
April 6, 2018 – May 13, 2018
Opening Reception:
Waterloo Arts Gallery
Friday, April 6, 2018
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Cleveland, OH – The Maria Neil Art Project marks
their return to the Cleveland gallery scene with a
provocative and compelling exhibition by New
York based artist Steve Cup.
‘Breaking Point’, opening on Friday, April 6 at Waterloo Arts in Collinwood, is one artists’
visual response to the first year of the Trump presidency. In this body of work Steve Cup
explores what he – and perhaps others - see as a rapidly deteriorating sense of community
as the country reaches all-time levels of divisiveness. Spanning personal works, private
commissions and commercial work, each piece represents an immediate, often emotional
reaction to the violently changing social tide in America including themes of gun violence,
migration, racism and Trump himself.
The exhibition, curated by John Farina and Adam Tully, marks the Maria Neil Art Project’s
return to the art scene after closing their Waterloo gallery last year. “We are so excited to
get back into doing what we love – exhibiting incredible, thought provoking artwork,” says
Tully, “This exhibition will not disappoint. Some may take offense to the material and find it
‘in –your-face’ and others will find it bold and an accurate reflection of the current social and
political situation today.”

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Round Robin Summer Arts Camp

               This summer, local non-profit Waterloo Arts will be bringing back last year’s Round Robin summer arts camp. Waterloo Arts’ Board President Danielle Uva enrolled her two boys, 10 and 7 at the time, in the camp last summer. Her children went to several camps that summer, but Round Robin was “by far their favorite camp.” They found the time spent with professional artists in their own spaces, the galleries and studios around Waterloo where the camp is held, to be intimate and therefore more engaging. The setup of the camp is such that students learn from professional artists about a new medium each day, such as ceramics or printing, and make a small project in the day’s medium

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Terrence Upchurch

My name is Terrence Upchurch and I am a candidate for Ohio House District 10. I am a lifelong Democrat, who was born and raised in the greater Collinwood and Glenville communities. I am a proud graduate of St. Peter Chanel High School. I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Cleveland State University and I am pursuing a Master’s of Public Administration Degree from Villanova University. Most recently, I served as a special assistant to Cleveland City Council and previously worked alongside Cuyahoga County Councilman Anthony Hairston. From these experiences, I have learned and developed a keen understanding of the nuances of government which I plan to take to the State House.

I understand the importance of having partnerships at the State House and will use this office as a platform to fight for working class families. In District 10 and all across Ohio, we have felt the impact of a of a state legislature that continues to cut resources. In Cuyahoga County alone, over 100 million dollars has been stripped from our local governments at the hands of the state, making it more difficult for municipalities to meet the basic needs of the people and provide simple services such as; Police and Fire.

I look forward to being a true and trusted ally in the State House and fighting for resources that District 10 so desperately needs. I am the endorsed Democrat in this race and have received support from Congresswoman Marcia Fudge. I have also received endorsements from the following members of Cleveland City Council: Kerry McCormack, Blaine A. Griffin, and Anthony T. Hairston

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Guess what time it is!

How do you know it's Springtime in Collinwood? Red-winged blackbirds are calling from the trees. Ladies with solo cups of wine are strolling our lakefront parks in the chilly sunshine, and we're calling out for content for the Scoop on Summer. What's the Scoop? It's a calendar that rounds up all the events, programs, arts & eateries around our community.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:25 PM, 04.04.2018

Collinwood Village Academy Buddy Program

At Collinwood Village Academy our Kindergarten students are assigned to a sixth grade student based on their personalities and teacher recommendations at the beginning of the year.  The students then meet to complete projcets and activities together a few times per month. The Big Buddies, or sixth graders, benefit from helping teach and reinforce reading skills, writing, math and more. The students quickly become friends. The little buddies beniefit from having someone help them with activities to build conficence and skills needed to be successful students. Both groups also get practice in social skills and really enjoy their time together. It is not uncommon to walk into the room where the buddies meet to see many smiles and hear lots of laughter. Even my acadmically lowest students can assist a kindergartner with his/her graphing, letter sounds and basic math and reading activities. It allows the sixth graders to develop leadership skills and character as they serve in assiting the younger children. It is a simple way to encourage our mission built on a foundation of character education and life long success for all students. 

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Collinwood Area Faith Based Groups Meet to Discuss Safety

On January 31 the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries along with Councilman Michael Polensek, 5th District Police Safety Liaison Greg Pollard and the Collinwood Pastoral Association met to discuss the recent upsurge of violent shootings and murders that have occurred in the area within the past six months.

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 3:24 PM, 04.04.2018

Seeking Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) for Youth

CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. 

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