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CMSD names school media center for Voinoviches

The Cleveland Board of Education has named the media center at the new Oliver H. Perry School in honor of Cleveland political icon George Voinovich, his wife, Janet, and their daughter, Molly.

George Voinovich, who died in 2016, served as Cleveland mayor, Ohio governor and a U.S. senator.

Along with his wife, he made annual donations to the school, where Molly, was a fourth-grader when she died in 1979. Molly was walking to school after lunch when she was struck and killed by a van that ran a red light. Each year, the school holds a Molly Day celebration in her honor.

The new school, located on Schenely Avenue, opened in January.

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Volume 11, Issue 4, Posted 2:55 PM, 03.30.2019

Plogging is Here!

Plogging is here, get used to it! Great turnout for the first official Cleveland Plogs plogging of the season. This motley crew covered close to 2 miles and hauled in 10 huge bags of trash! We’ll be at it again every last Wednesday of the month at 6pm. Catch us (if you can!) on East 185th Street April 24th!

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Review on G230 Gaming Headset

Recently I purchased the gaming headset called G230 by Logitech from Microcenter. This headset ran me $40 and for $40 I'll give a b- grade. The reason I picked this letter grade? I'm going to get to the cons 1st. When I purchased the G230 headset I was unaware that the headset didn't come with a controller adapter end that plugs in the controller to the headset. Fortunately I had an extra adapter so I was able to use them right away, if I didn't have this adapter I would have to buy it separately for $10 from Microcenter.

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Doggone Special: Linus Celebrates 10 Years of Comforting Hospice Patients

Linus is recognized for 10 years of service  

They say that every dog has its day, and on March 19, it was Linus’s turn to shine. The gentle Golden Retriever therapy dog was honored for a very special milestone: 10 years of bringing comfort, compassion and smiles to patients and their families at David Simpson Hospice House.

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We're Hiring: AmeriCorps VISTA Position serving Greater Collinwood

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation is proud to announce we were awarded an AmeriCorps VISTA through Ohio CDC Association (OCDCA) AmeriCorps program. We are seeking a candidate for our new AmeriCorps VISTA position. This position will be one-year of service, the service year will begin June 10, 2019 and end June 8, 2020.

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St. Jerome Parish is celebrating 100 years

St. Jerome Parish, 15000 Lake Shore Blvd.

The gala celebration is scheduled for Sunday, July 21st, 2019. Join us for 10 am Mass with Bishop Perez, followed by a luncheon at the Irish American Club East Side. Visit stjeromecleveland.org for more information or contact the rectory at (216) 481-8200.

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Third Grade Fun!

                April is a busy month for the Third Graders at Saint Jerome Elementary School.  During this month we will be preparing for the Ohio State Reading test and MAP tests.  We will be working towards mastering all of the skills that make us successful readers.  On top of test preparation, we will be reading a novel called How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell.  We will use those skills we have been practicing in Reading to really get deep into the book!  We will even look at Earth Worms and learn about the interesting creature.
                Everyone loves bubbles! Since we all love bubbles, we are going to be preparing for the Saint Jerome Science Fair that is happening in May by completing a Bubble Investigation based on The Scientific Method.  The students will be answering the question, Does the surface that a bubble lands on affect how long it takes for the bubble to pop?  They will be testing this experiment using different types of variables:  wax paper, construction paper, plastic trays, aluminum foil, etc.  The students will complete the experiment, graph their findings and then interpret the data. They will then create a Tri-Fold board to share their test results with other students.
                In Math, we will be studying area and perimeter and use our knowledge to complete a Project Based Learning assignment that will allow them to use what they know and see how it can be used in the real world with a real world problem.  Their problem will be to create a Sport’s Complex.  They will have to create areas for people to walk, bleachers, the field, etc. that could be a design for a real sport’s park. This is an engaging unit and will help the students to master the skills of area and perimeter and also see how it relates to real life scenarios.

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Where is the Linda Mae?

For forty years the Linda Mae has been an icon on the shoreline of Wildwood Park with her familiar green and yellow color scheme. Her home port next to the also familiar green and yellow pier at Gate 1 of the Nottingham Water Transfer Station will no longer be. Linda Mae’s new home port will be at Chagrin Marine and with her will be the Popeye and Express boats. The move was necessary as Cleveland Metroparks dissolved their interests in the fishing charter business with Captain Vitas Kijauskas and his fleet. This is only the beginning of Linda Mae’s long and arduous journey east.

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Nan's Notes

Rowland Ricketts

AT WATERLOO ARTS  WaterlooArts

Our Neighborhood Theatre

Miles’ great love, of all the arts, was classical music. If composed by Mozart, so much the better. I’m more of a theatre person, especially if the plays involved are about interesting ideas and interesting people. I am, therefore, very happy to have Playwrights Local hanging out in the Creative Space at Waterloo Arts, doing their distinctive version of what’s going on in the lives of contemporary Americans in general, and Clevelanders in particular.

Next month, we have two productions to look forward to: a staged reading (actors holding scripts, standing at lecterns, magically creating, say, a Brooklyn apartment during a power outage with nothing but their faces and voices), and a more fully staged production of a musical.

Some Playwrights productions are not so much entertainment as opportunities to take part in workshops, some are pretty polished; all I have found engrossing.

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Scoop on Summer Content Due by May 1

ALL LISTINGS ARE FREE!

If you own an Eatery please verify your info on our website and submit changes by email, hello@collinwoodscoop.org. If you have an event or a youth program, submit via the “Submit your event” button on our website www.collinwoodscoop.org . If you are a member of a Block Clubs or a  Community Builders please submit or update your info by email, hello@collinwoodscoop.org .

 Not sure where your content belongs?

Want to volunteer to edit, proofread, or help with distribution?

Touch base with project organizer Erin Randel by phone at (216) 235-5009 or email, hello@collinwoodscoop.org .

There are three levels of sponsorship available for the Scoop. You can be a $100, $250, or a $500 Sponsor and receive Logo acknowledgement on the cover of the 2019 Scoop on Summer print edition and featured placement on the website through 2019. Contributions are tax deductible through our project’s fiscal agent, Greater Collinwood Development Corporation and may be mailed directly to them at 15614 St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44110, Attn: Scoop on Summer.

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Public Asked to Help With Long-Term School Planning

CMSD will engage the community in planning the future of academic programs and buildings.

The Board of Education is revisiting the District’s master facilities plan. Cleveland’s population patterns have changed since the plan was last updated five years ago, and the board wants to ensure that the taxpayers’ investment matches community needs.

The independent Bond Accountability Commission has called for a fresh look, citing trends in enrollment and construction costs. The BAC was created to monitor a building and renovation program that has been funded by the state and local bond issues.

The District is responding to this call and taking the opportunity to better align its academic and facilities decision making.

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Jim’s Masonry Saves the Chimney!

As luck would have it, Jim contact us to place an ad for masonry work in the Observer. It just so happened that we had been looking for someone to do repair work on our chimney, as the bricks were scaling. We had very little luck in finding anyone to even come out to give us a price for such a small job and if they did come out, they wanted to replace most of the chimney at a huge cost. Jim came out the next day and immediately told us we did not have to replace many rows of bricks as we were told. He said he could replace the damaged bricks. The price he quoted us was very reasonable. He came back the next day and replaced the bricks and mortar in no time flat. I would highly recommend Jim for any work that you may need done.

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Those Were the Days!

Sports and the Arts have always been part of the life of St. Jerome Parish.  From CYO Sports to musical theater for young and old, there was always something to get involved in.

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Laughs and life in the community.

My neighborhood has gotten a bum rap for years. I am proud to say that I grew up on St. Clair and attended Collinwood High school. The lessons and skills I learned living in that neighborhood has followed me throughout my life. It has strengthened me throughout my travels in the United States and worldwide. From swimming at the Y.M.C.A. or skating at the Shaw roller rink. Today I live in Slavic Village quite a change from 117th and St. Clair. Slavic Village use to get a bum rap as well however has manifested into something quite enchanting. On May 4th some friends and I are going to add to the enchantment in Slavic Village by putting on a comedy show at the Magalen 5203 Fleet Avenue Cleveland, Ohio. The doors will open at 7pm and show time is 8pm sharp. For tickets please Contact Yolanda 1-330-775-9027 or Shawn 216-254-5162. Like my old neighborhood is revitalizing itself with the Eastside Market and other projects in the works let’s bring some of that positive Glenville energy to Slavic Village. Thanking you all in advance....    YuShan Shakir..

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Call For Artists: Rain Barrel Painting Competition!

Cityscape 2012 painted rain barrel

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the last time that the Cuyahoga River caught on fire in 1969--which contributed to the establishment of the U. S. Environmental Protection Act, the Clean Air Act, and the Clean Water Act in the late 60's and early 70's-- The Friends of Euclid Creek, the Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project, and the City of Beachwood are sponsoring a Rain Barrel Painting Competition! Twelve artists's designs will be selected and commissioned to paint their designs on rain barrels; and, when completed, the barrels will be exhibited in the gallery space at the Beachwood Community Center. Commissioned artists will be given a 55 gallon rain barrel on which to complete their design, and paid $100 for their finished barrels. The barrels will be auctioned via a silent auction during the course of the art exhibit with the proceeds benefiting the Friends of Euclid Creek Conservation Fund. Valuable prizes will be awarded to the top three designs in the categories of Professional Artist, Amateur, and Child artist as determined by a Jury of local artists and arts professionals.

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Captain Marvel Movie Review

Unfortunately, I expected better. The movie ends up having two roles. First, it is an origin story about Captain Marvel. As such, it follows the regular Marvel formula and does so satisfactorily but brings little new other than the hero is amnesiac. Second, the movie acts as an unnecessary prequel taking place in the 90's. As such, it answers random questions. Because of the weight of Infinity War and that we know all these characters will survive this film, it has no suspense. The jokes and plot are insufficient to carry the film alone. Plus the Disney de-aging technology used on Samuel Jackson (and others) is just creepy and is 94% successful which has a really weird rendering effect on the actor(s). Had this film come out in a different part of the sequencing of Marvel films, I would have been more kind. Sadly, I need to give it a "C".

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Collinwood Connects: A Neighborhood Family Feud Game

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation was awarded a Neighborhood Solutions grant from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress to support creative efforts and programs designed to improve civic engagement among residents in city neighborhoods throughout Cleveland.  We plan to bring Family Feud to the Greater Collinwood neighborhoods and offer residents the opportunity to engage through a fun experience. We will host four neighborhood game nights in locations within our service area. We encourage residents to participate! Gather your team and have a chance to win a micro-grant to support neighborhood connectedness. Stay tuned for more information!

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World Premier

City Music Cleveland Chamber Orchestra will perform again at St. Jerome Church on Sunday, April 19th at 4pm.

St. Jerome Was delighted to host the world premier of Avner Dorman's Violin Concerto No. 3 "Still".  Mr. Dorman conducted and the peice featured the phenominal violinist, Sayaka Shoji. 

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Annual Bunny Breakfast in Collinwood

Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston and Greater Collinwood Development Corporation welcome residents to attend The 2nd Annual Ward 10 Bunny Breakfast. The event will be held on Saturday April 13 from 9:00am to 12:00pm at Aspinwall Outreach Center 14627 Aspinwall Ave Cleveland, Ohio 44110. Breakfast will be served promptly at 9:30am. Each family participating will receive a free picture with the Easter Bunny. There will be small crafts available for children two years and older, such face painting, make your own bunny ears and much more. There will also be chances to win prizes through the Easter Coloring Contest and the Golden Egg Hunt. This is a family fun event that you don't want to miss. Each family member must be pre-registered. All children must be accompanied by an adult. 

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Spring is Here !

Spring is finally here! That being said, with Cleveland’s weather we could still get a snow storm or two. So, don’t relax, yet.

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ARTiCLE has 5 new Artists

Article has expanded to include five resident artists.They are:  Kathy Skerritt, Kathy Skerritt, Rita DiCello, Al Fuchs, DianePinchot, Robert Marrone as well as Article owners Susan and Louis Ross 

Please join us for our continuation of “ The Artists of Article” as we celebrate Spring - Friday April 5, 2019 from 6-10 PM “Walk All Over Waterloo”.

Link to show on Article’s facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/artincle/

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Supernatural places to visit in California

If you are going to take a trip to California and are interested in seeing things that are off the beaten path, like mystic places, lake monsters, haunted museums, ghost ships, and UFO hotspots, then "Supernatural California" by Preston Dennett, is for you. Although Bigfoot is pictured on the cover, this book is filled with so much more, because it is for every interest and age group, and it is a nice travel book to learn about mysterious places throughout the state.

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The Clinton Foundation: Questions Remain In Haiti..

The Republic of Haiti, once regarded for her riches as the “Pearl of the Antilles,” has been in no uncertain terms, a scarred landscape fraught with imperial quests of fortune, and a people that have been historically subjected to seismic transitions in power and resources to which the country remains embroiled today.

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The Haunting on 12817 Locke Ave.

Welcome to a story about a  the real life haunted house on Cleveland’s east side !! On a long quiet street, where half of the houses are torn down, the street looks like a ghost town! There's a home that sits abandoned and haunted on Locke Ave, 12817 Locke Ave. is the address of the house where the residents of the street say this home is haunted. People have recalled hearing all kind of strange sounds banging, slamming, walking, stomping and moaning. I can vouch for those claims, because I witnessed it myself. All these unexplained sounds. I was there and heard them all. There was a tragic event that happened, a man was murdered in his house by a family member. The murder victim name was Paul Cotton, I had a opportunity to experience these strange but memorable activities. I had to clean and bag up Paul’s belongings, while I was doing this I kept hearing a knock at the door.

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