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Capture the Rain

Painted by local artist, Linda Zolten Wood

Save money while keeping your garden green with a free rainbarrel from the City of Cleveland available to residents of the city. A rainbarrel not only helps you save money by reducing water costs and a potential discount on your sewer bill with approved Stormwater Control Measures, joining this program helps to employ area youth! Act quick, each neighborhood only has 17 reserved.

North Collinwood resident Linda Zolten Wood has done more than save water. To her, rainbarrels are a uniquely shaped canvas that she transforms into art. With custom designs, your house can be in high fashion. See some of her work at The Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project.

Get your rainbarrel by completing three forms by June 26. Contact Julia DiBaggio at Northeast Shores at 216-481-7660 or to get your forms today!

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Snow Plow Blades Used by 38 States Made in Euclid

Ironhawk Industrial is a manufacturer and distributor of high-tech snow removal products made in The United States. The company came to Euclid in 2012 and has enjoyed a great relationship with the city and the local business community. After the company started in late 2010, the owners looked for a location that provided expandable space, access to major interstate shipping routes and the right business environment.

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Councilman's Corner

Good weather is finally here; at least I think so. With the good weather brings construction work which is about to begin on several key projects all of which will have an impact on our community. 

Demolition has begun on the concrete turrets of the destroyed pedestrian bridge over I-90 which was hit about three years ago by a truck. Construction of a new pedestrian bridge by ODOT will continue through the summer and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Final work will begin shortly on the new Veteran’s Park at East 174th Street and Lakeshore Boulevard. The dedication of the park is set for Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2:00 PM. The groundbreaking for the new Eastside Market at East 105th Street and St Clair is set for Thursday, May 5th at 6:00 PM. We are hoping this will be the impetus for additional enhancement and investment along the St Clair Corridor. Design work continues on the proposed new Oliver Hazard Perry School. Public meetings and updates will be forthcoming. 

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Veteran’s Park Dedication Sunday, June 12

You are most cordially invited to the Dedication of Veteran’s Park. To be held on Sunday, June 12, 2016 in the Collinwood Nottingham communities.

Ceremonies will start at 2:00 PM at the former Triangle Park at the corner of Lakeshore Boulevard and Nottingham Road. It will be dedicated anew to honor all those men and women of the Collinwood and Nottingham communities who have served in our Country’s Armed Forces. Our Veterans have served this community since 1796– through war & peacetime and through hardship & prosperity and deserve to be honored in this very special way. This is why we are developing this Veteran’s Park for our community and planning a noteworthy event for its dedication. We look forward to seeing you.

Any questions or comments should be directed to contact Mary Louise Jesek Daley in Councilman Polensek’s office at (216) 664-4236 or at

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Eastside Women's Support Group

The Renee Jones Empowerment Center will begin a women's support group at Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (15706 St Clair Ave. - across from the Dollar General store). The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 17th from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. This group will continue to meet every Tuesday evening. 

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Citizen Circles are Coming to Collinwood

Citizen Circles are groups of community members committed to helping offenders make the transition from “offender to citizen”. They create partnerships that promote positive social interactions and accountability to help offenders become productive citizens.

Offenders and their families develop relationships with community members and jointly develop a plan to help the offender re- integrate into society. An important part of this re- entry process is the communication to them that their debt has been paid and the community is willing to accept them as a restored citizen.

How do Citizen Circles work?
Offenders seek involvement of their own free will.
Circles focus on the future rather than the past.
Circles create an environment aimed at fostering acceptance and for using on the
individual’s personal strengths.

We need your involvement as an ordinary citizen to help make this happen. If you are interested in participating in a circle, please contact Sr. Madeline Muler at or 216.408.0214.

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The Salvation Army Boys Basketball Showcase

On April 20, 2016 there was a event at 17625 Grovewood Ave, where the Salvation Army is located. The event was a chance for basketball players from diffrent high schools around the Cleveland area to show what talent and skills they have on the hardwood in front of college coaches, and college scouts. These kids came from area high schools like: Ohio Connection Academy, Collinwood, Imani Cristian Academy, Mony Christian Academy, Straight Suns, and many more.

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Reading is Fun…at the Beach!

The Lakefront Literacy Project debuted last summer at Euclid Beach Park and was well used by park visitor of all ages. Come out this summer to borrow a book, magazine or newspaper.

The Lakefront Literacy Project is back for a second summer of literature and learning at Euclid Beach Park.

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Post Card Happiness

Thank you Note from The University Hospital Case Medical Center Department of Volunteer Services.

Cleveland’s DM4G students recently completed a Quick Kindness project called “postcard happiness”.  This activity allowed us to send postcards to children who are currently hospitalized at University Hospital Case Medical Center. These children could benefit from a little postal kindness. The wonderful cards were created to uplift their spirits while in the hospital.

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CityMusic Cleveland to perform again in Collinwood

CityMusic Cleveland violin soloist Tessa Lark

St. Jerome Church will again welcome the highly renowned CityMusic Cleveland Chamber Orchestra for a free concert Thursday, May 12, 2016.  Doors will open at 7 pm and the concert will begin at 7:30 pm.  No tickets are required for this family friendly event.  The program will include Mendelssohn’s Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave), Dvořák’s Violin Concerto, and conclude with Mendelssohn’s Symphony NO. 3.  Avner Dorman will conduct.

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Schools to Join Mentoring Program

Rosanne Rosenberger, treasury products manager for KeyBank, works with eighth-graders at Paul L. Dunbar School.

A mentoring program for Cleveland Metropolitan School District eighth-graders will double its reach to 46 schools this fall.

True2U, a collaborative effort involving the Cleveland Foundation, the District, the Greater Cleveland Partnership and the Neighborhood Leadership Institute, guides the students as they prepare for what can be a make-or-break transition to high school, post-secondary education or training and careers.
Collinwood-area chools that will be added include Memorial, Hannah Gibbons, Euclid Park, Iowa-Maple and Kenneth W. Clement Boys' Leadership Academy.  Oliver H. Perry and East Clark already participate.    After the expansion,  the program will be in more than half of CMSD’s K-8 schools. The remaining schools will be added during the 2017-18 academic year.

Each month, mentors from corporations and other segments of the community fan out for three hours to participating schools, helping students to envision their future and work on skills required to make that future a reality. 

Much of the focus is on career and college readiness, said Shana Marbury, general counsel and vice president for the Greater Cleveland Partnership, a metropolitan area chamber of commerce.

“For GCP, that’s one of the biggest attractions of the program,” Marbury said as she and other mentors worked with students last month at the Douglas MacArthur Girls’ Leadership Academy on Valleyside Road. “It’s building a pipeline.”   Mentors have undergone training led by Stedman Graham, a leadership consultant and author, and follow a curriculum based on his book, “Teens Can Make It Happen, Nine Steps to Success.” They help the students assess and develop their decision-making skills, self-image, strengths and values.

At the beginning of the program, Brenda, a student at Douglas MacArthur, completed an assessment that showed she is introverted. The 13-year-old has resolved to challenge herself to be more outgoing

Mentors have helped the children research and choose their high schools. As a “portfolio district,” CMSD permits students to select from an array of options to find the best fit.

Brenda plans to attend Bard High School Early College because she believes that will be the best place to capitalize on her passion for writing. She hopes someday to write fantasy fiction like the Harry Potter series that she calls her obsession.

“My main goal is to be a lawyer,” said Brenda, who leans toward specializing in business and corporate law. “I’d like to be an author on the side.”

Teacher Veronica Wessell welcomes the mentors’ presence and says they fill a void at Douglas MacArthur.

“It provides the students with more resources,” she said. “We don’t have full-time guidance counselors. It’s hard for me as a teacher to go away from the curriculum and teach those things.”

Five mentors from fields like banking and architecture work with teacher David Slutzky’s students at Paul L. Dunbar on West 29th Street. He said the mentoring has prompted the children to consider what they want to do in life and “opens their eyes to things they didn’t know were options.” 

Indya, 14, knew she wanted to be a neurologist but had no idea where to attend high school until exploring her options through True2U. 

She settled on her neighborhood school, Lincoln-West, where a new small school, centered on science and health, will begin sharing the building this summer. The MetroHealth System has signed on as the school’s partner.

“Before they (the mentors) came, I wasn’t sure what to do, where to go,” Indya said. “They helped me step by step."
Rosanne Rosenberger, treasury products manager for KeyBank, was impressed that many Dunbar eighth-graders already had a strong sense of their future direction. But she took delight in helping them get a clearer view.

“I really enjoy the “Aha” moments the kids get,” said Rosenberger, who formerly worked as a special-education aide for the Strongsville schools. 

True2U supplied 180 mentors this year. The program must increase that number to about 400 this year, said Kasey Morgan, a program officer for the Cleveland Foundation.

The Neighborhood Leadership Institute is in charge of recruiting the mentors. For more information, call 216-812-8700. 


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Collinwood is Supplier for Space Program

Students in a Fashion and Design class at Collinwood High School make pieces of cargo transfer bags used in the International Space Station program.

Some Collinwood High School 10th-graders are supplying gear for crew of the International Space Station. 

Students in teacher Rosalyn Allen’s Fashion and Design make components for totes – officially known as cargo transfer bags – that astronauts can use to carry science experiments, food, clothing and other items.

It’s part of the High School Students United with NASA to Create Hardware, or HUNCH, program that the space agency started 13 years ago. 

Some schools actually make hardware, like the storage locker parts machined at the Medina County Career Center, one of three other participating Ohio sites. But Collinwood is a soft- goods supplier.

For now, the Collinwood-made components will become part of bags used in training. If the students stick with Fashion Design II and become more skilled with their product, the totes will end up aboard the space station.

“This is an ongoing project,” said Allen, whose students began working part time on the bags a little less than two months ago. “We don’t anticipate a stopping point.”

The students cut strips for fasteners and plastic for pockets that they stitch onto the bag’s nylon sides. They also attach D-shaped metal rings and sew in lining.
The 22 students feel a sense of purpose as they go about their work. 

“We are only in the 10th grade, and we are making something that could go into outer space,” said Chardajah Martin, an aspiring pediatrician who took the class for fun.

Bashonne Hemingway, a point guard on Collinwood’s basketball team, yearns to play professionally or at least stay close to sports as a physical therapist. In the meantime, he takes pride in sewing for the space program.

“It counts as an accomplishment,” he said. “I made a bag for someone who’s doing something a lot of people don’t get a chance to do.”

Collinwood is one of CMSD’s four New Tech Academies, part of a national project-based network that engages students with hands-on work. CMSD is a "portfolio district," offering students a variety of school options so they can choose the one that best fits their needs.

The tote project blends math, social studies and history. Students measure and cut material, but they also learn about a space station program that dates back 16 years and 46 expeditions and brings nations together in international cooperation. 

NASA’s Cleveland-based Glenn Research Center began participating in HUNCH two years ago and recruited Collinwood to the cause. 

Glenn provided Collinwood with two industrial sewing machines and material and trained students to make components that meet the agency’s standards. 

The students learn about quality control, said Nancy Hall, an aerospace engineer and manager of the HUNCH project at Glenn. They also gain what could be an edge in the job market.

“This is great to put on a resume,” Hall said. “This is something that benefits the space program and the astronauts.”

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Schools Plan to Serve Summer Meals

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District wants to help keep Cleveland children fed during the summer by serving them breakfast, lunch and possibly supper for free.

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Enroll Now for Kindergarten

CMSD encourages parents whose children will attend kindergarten in the fall to enroll them as soon as possible.

The District offers free full-day kindergarten with early literacy and math instruction and computer technology, all supervised by highly qualified teachers. Students also can receive free hearing screenings, free vision exams and glasses and, at select schools, free dental services. 

Children may be enrolled at any neighborhood school. Enrolling now would allow schools to plan for the number of students it expects and allow parents and children to prepare for the experience of kindergarten.

Children must be 5 years old by Sept. 3 to attend kindergarten this year. Children who will turn 4 years old on or before Sept. 30 may be eligible for a free pre-kindergarten program.

Parents must bring to registration the child’s birth certificate, a complete and up-to-date immunization record, proof of address and, if applicable, guardianship documents.

Parents whose children primarily speak languages other than English or who are 3 or older and have special needs should call one of these numbers for assessment and registration. 

Multilingual Multicultural Education Center -- 216-404-5159
Special Education -- 216-838--7733
Early Entrance -- 216-838-0131
Early Childhood – 216-838-0110

Enrollment information may be found at For further information, contact the Office of Student Enrollment at 216-838-3675.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Senior Picture Day At CHS

The 2016 graduation class of Collinwood High School elected to have the Collinwood Train, the Legendary 999, for their senior class picture theme. In the almost 70 year history of the 999, it was the very first senior class to have such a distinctive honor.

On Friday, April 22nd, the 999 rolled out of its storage location at the old Clevite Bronze building on St. Clair Avenue looking the best it has in years. The TLC provided by the 999 crew headed by Gary Budzar, Class of 64, paid off handsomely. At 11:00, circling the school, it announced its arrival with repeated horn and whistle blasts. Within a few short minutes, the total senior class along with teachers assembled outside the John D. Opie auditorium, completely swamping the 999!

Judging by the smiles, enthusiasm and exiting comments, this was a very special outing for both the senior class and the 999. According to Gail Greenberg, Media Specialist, “The 999 photo was a HUGE success!  Thanks for Alumni Associations efforts in making it possible”.  Good Luck Seniors!!!

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Join TV 5's Leon Bibb to Walk in Memory of Loved Ones While Helping Hospice

Join TV 5's Leon Bibb at Walk to Remember on Sunday, June 12. The Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

Registration is now open for Hospice of the Western Reserve's 2016 Walk to Remember, sponsored by FirstMerit Bank. Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Leon Bibb of WEWS-TV, Channel 5, is this year’s Master of Ceremonies.  

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Memorial Science Night

Programing robots to follow our commands

What do slime, worms, and robots have in common? Students had an opportunity to make them all at Memorial's Family Science Night.  Students worked closely with teachers and special presenters all the way from the COSI Science Center all the way in Columbus.  Students had a change to create polymers, investigate germs with blacklights, and program robots.  Who know learning could so much fun!  

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Siggy's VIllage Garden and Market Opening Soon

Siggy’s Village will soon be opening the Siggy’s Village Market, located on Saranac, and Community Garden, located on East 154th, to the public! We are very excited to share our progress with the Collinwood community. Our Market will feature Siggy’s Foodbank, local farmers, and chefs and bakers in the community. The market will open on June 1st and will feature buying options such as EBT, credit card, and debit card. For safety reasons, we will not carry cash on site.

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Spring Into Exercise

Spring is the perfect time to increase your activity level after a long, sedentary winter.  Regular exercise is the most important thing that you can do to delay the aging process and remain healthy.

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Record Store Day Recap

The Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District flooded with audiophiles, collectors and arts supporters on Saturday, April 16 for Record Store Day 2016.

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Wildwood Park Spring Cleanup

Saturday, May 14
10:00am - Noon
Wildwood Park - Euclid Creek Reservation, E. 174th St and Lakeshore Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44109

• Restoration
• Volunteers will help with invasive plant removal and other maintenance activities in the rain gardens, wetland, and streamside at the Wildwood Lacustrine Wetland.
• Meet at the Wildwood Park Shelter. Wildwood Park is located at E. 174th St. and Lakeshore Blvd. in Cleveland. Dress for the weather, Bring water, Wear long sleeves and pants, boots or work shoes, and work gloves are recommended.
• All groups welcome, but parents must complete waivers for those volunteering under the age of 18, and provide adult supervision.
• To register online, click here by May 12. Contact Claire Posius at 216-524-6580 x16 or with any questions.

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Construction Started at 1114 Villaview!


This 1,529 sq ft. bungalow is centrally located between East 185th Retail/Business District and the Waterloo Arts/Entertainment District. This home will be renovated with:
• 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms, 1stfloor)
• 2 full baths (1st and 2nd floor)
• Fireplace
• Eat in kitchen with mud room attached,
• Office on second floor
• Hardwood Floors
• Basement (that can be finished in the future)
• 1 car attached garage
• Large fenced in backyard
• All new mechanicals
• Energy Efficient Furnace
• $1,500 Appliance (Terms and Conditions Apply)
Go into Spring buying a newly renovated home where you can put your personal touch on selecting flooring, kitchen cabinets and paint selections to move into your new home before spring. To tour this property contact Camille Maxwell, Assistant Director (216) 481-7660 ext. 30 or by email:

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Save the Dates!

Alive on E. 185th Street Parade

Saturday, June 18th 

Waterloo Arts Fest
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Noon to 7:00 pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District

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Rock N' Rummage Flea Market

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern presents: Rock n' Rummage Flea Market 

Saturday, June 18 at 10:00am-4:00pm

Join us this summer as we transform the Beachland parking lot into a classic flea market! Vendors will be selling vintage wares, records, clothing and more!

We know treasure hunting can get tiring, so we will have live entertainment, an outdoor beer garden and food specials all day for those who need a break from the rocking and the rummaging.

Interested in being a vendor? Fill out an application 
here or contact Alexis at

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Neighborhood Happenings

Calling All Residents for a Spring Cleaning- May 7th

Do you want to see the neighborhood free of litter? On May 7th, grab your gloves, a bag, and a friend. It is that time of year when we give Collinwood a makeover. North Collinwood has been named GreenUp Cleveland' Flagship Neighborhood for 2016. GreenUp Cleveland will get volunteers from around Cleveland to come out and pick up litter throughout our neighborhood.

On May 7th, residents and groups are encouraged to focus on their streets, while volunteer groups will focus on other locations.

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Walk & Roll E.185 - Call for Participants

Attention artists, makers and community members: There are two brand new events coming this summer to E. 185th Street and we want you to participate!

Walk & Roll E. 185 will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in tandem with the Collinwood Cycle Celebration - both events are geared at getting the community out and active as they see all that E. 185th Street has to offer.

Walk & Roll started in 2006 as a family friendly, health focused event on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive - now it's coming back as part of the vibrant Collinwood community. The event will start with a community parade down E. 185th Street at 10:00 am along with a sidewalk sale featuring local vendors, organizations, tons of free activities and specials from area businesses.

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Job opportunities

If you are looking for a job and you want to be more involved in your community, the Young Leaders Program is the company you should apply to work for. There are multiple positions available within our company. You can apply to work directly with our kids over in the program department or work as a promoter interacting with the public in different communities. Our company is all about Youth and Community!! If your interested in working in either department contact Vice President Breauna Sweeney 216 622-5849 or send your resume to

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How To Benefit From Tai Chi

If you are in a Tai Chi Class chances are you are a very dedicated student, as long as class is in session. What happens when you leave class?  Do you take the principles you learn and apply them everyday? The teacher or instructor is there to guide you and show you the way. It is up to you to integrate the teachings and philosophies into your life. Take the time to practice what you learn and you will build upon it. Even if you don’t know the full routine practice what you can remember, whether it’s the warm up or the Forms. Surely we all agree that one or two hours a week is not enough time to change your life for the better. In class we are breathing deep, we stand without locking our joints so the Chi can flow, we are relaxed, focused and united in mind, body and spirit. It feels right and everything is well within the Universe. After class are we continuing to breathe deeply and using the lower abdomen? What if we get angry, suppose somebody cuts you off in traffic do we rise up and use chest breathing, do our muscles tense up, face frowned and tight, joints lock…? When we stand in line at the BMV or grocery store are we locking the knees and cutting off our energy, are we slouching and reinforcing bad habits? Are we conscious in all our tasks and movements or is the mind scattered from North to South? Integrating the Tai Chi postural structure and philosophical qualities into everyday life is how we truly benefit from its’ practice. It is how we increase our longevity. It is how we find the immense health benefits that are so often spoken of as well as an ongoing feeling of peace. When someone or something causes us to get angry take a deep breath, relax the abdomen and allow it to sink all the way down and continue to breathe this way. Are you tensing up? Relax the places in the body that are tight, systematically use the mind to search and destroy tension melting it away, let the joints naturally rest within the earth’s gravitational pull. In class we use standing meditation (Zhan Zhang) as a training exercise. When standing why not use these principles whether you’re in a line or in your own kitchen washing dishes. Zhan Zhang unites the two halves of the body, upper and lower as well as uniting the mind and body. Physically it builds the leg muscles and increases circulation, respiration and overall body strength. The bones are what generate white blood cells and the bones in the legs are the largest in the body.  The weight of the standing causes an increase in the production of white blood cells thus amping up the immune system. The standing meditation also teaches us to clear our minds of unnecessary chatter. Too many random thoughts can be overwhelming and stressful. Stress is a major factor in many diseases and ailments. Practicing Tai Chi relieves, prevents and or eliminates many stress and physiological maladies. Just google the health benefits of Tai Chi and be prepared to receive a plethora of information.

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Spring Flea Market

The Rose Center for Aging Well is holding their spring Flea Market Friday, May 6th and Saturday, May 7th from 10 am to 3 pm.  Please come by to support our center and perhaps find that speical something for Mom just in time for Mother's Day.  Goods for sale will include: clothing, jewlery, shoes, and household items.  Our snack bar will also be open selling sandwiches, drinks, and rootbeer floats.  Come on out and see us at 16600 Lakeshore Blvd.

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Casino trip to Presque Isle Downs

Want to test your luck?  The Rose Center for Aging Well is coordinating a casino trip to Presque Isle Downs on Friday, June 10, 2016.  The cost for the trip is $31.00 a person, that gets you a casino bonus of $25.00 slot play.  Tickets to reserve your spot must be purchased by May 19, 2016.  Please stop in the center between 10 am and 3 pm Monday through Thursday to reserve your spot.  The $31.00 must be paid at the time you make your reservation.  The bus will leave the center at 8:15 am June 10, 2016 and return approximatley 5:45 pm.  Any questions please call the center at 216-373-1915.       

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Aging Mastery Program is underway at the Rose Center Lakeshore

Aging Mastery Program Lakeshore

This past Wednesday evening from 6:30 to 7:30 pm a group of just over 20 people enjoyed a presentation on the ancient art of Qigong, where postures, breathing, gentle movement and focused intentions are brought together for a meditative experience.  The program will continue to run for another 8 weeks covering all kinds of topics from medication management to community engagement.  The facilitator for this program is Collinwoods very own Michel Hodges RN.  If you are interested in learning more about this program or any other educational opportunities being offered for seniors in the Collinwood neighborhood please feel free to call the center at 216-373-1915.   

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Hillcrest Band to perform at the Rose Center for Aging Well

In honor of Memorial Day the Rose Center for Aging Well is hosting the Hillcrest Band for an evening of beautiful music, food, and fellowship.  Dinner will be served at 6 pm and the band will start to play at 7 pm.  Tickets for the event are $3 and can be purchased at the Rose Center Monday through Thursday between the hours of 10 am - 3 pm.  If you are not able to make it at 6 pm for dinner, but live in the neighborhood and want to walk, bike or drive over feel free to join us for the band portion of the evening starting at 7 pm.  Children and families are welcome!!!! 

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Fashion Show at Rose Center Lakeshore

Do you enjoy a good fashion show?  If so you are in for a treat.  Rose Centers for Aging Well is hosting a fashion show highlighting all hand made items.  All the clothing and accessories that will be shown in this fashion show were made by a group of ladies that call themselves Free Spirit Creations and attend our Rose Center for Aging Well at the New Life Cathedral church.  The show is on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 12 noon to 1:30 pm and is free and open to the public.    

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Playwrights Local 4181 Premieres "To the Orchard" at Waterloo Arts

Flier for "To the Orchard"

Playwrights Local 4181 announces the world premiere of Cleveland-based writer Les Hunter’s To the Orchard. Directed by Dale Heinen, the play runs May 27 through June 5 at Waterloo Arts in North Collinwood and June 10 through 12 at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights. This is the first full production for Playwrights Local, a 501(c)(3) company whose recent presentations include the 2015 Cleveland Playwrights Festival.

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Popular Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Sale Offers Wide Selection Of Garden Plants May 12, 13 And 14, 10 Am To 4 Pm

Gardening season is bustin’ out all over, and there’s no better way to stock up on plants than at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Sale on May 12, 13 and 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  One of the primary gardening organizations participating in this annual event is Gardeners of Greater Cleveland, which offers both hand selected nursery plants and cuttings grown by the club’s members.

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2016 National Public Works & Safety Week Open House

Please join us and hundreds of Cleveland youth for the 2016 National Public Works
& Safety Week Open House, where City of Cleveland public works and safety
professionals provide a glimpse into their careers. The demonstrations and exhibits will be captivating, fun and educational.

This year’s theme is “Sustaining the Future for You.” Our very own experts will talk about the work they’re doing today and highlight the planning and sustainable practices that ensure a good quality of life for future generations.

When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Where: Division of Water Pollution Control, 12302 Kirby Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Opening Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.)
RSVP: Contact Yalinda Moore at WPC, (216) 420-7637 or

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Collinwood National Honor Society Inducts 13 New Members

The Collinwood High School Chapter of the National Honor Society welcomed thirteen new members at a special induction ceremony held recently at the school.  Juniors and Seniors recognized for their outstanding achievement in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service and character were these 2016 inductees:  Juanicia Casebolt; Rodney Chandler; Da’Zhah Gamble; Tyra Henderson; Kiarah Jones; Raymel Menefee; Rayonna Sanders; Brandin Smith; Shialetha Steel; Kayla Vaughn; Charlena Watts; Deja’nae Wilson and Edwin Woods.

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May Crowning of the Blessed Mother

The statue of the Blessed Mother crowned with beautiful spring flowers.

The May Crowning is an act of popular devotion to the mother of Jesus and is customarily held during May, the month of Mary.  The custom fell out of favor a few decades ago, but has recently made a comeback along with other traditional Catholic practices that serve to nurture the faith and devotion of the faithful.  The time-honored tradition at St. Jerome School and Church will continue in 2016.  On Wednesday, May 4, following the 8:30 a.m. All School Mass, Mary will be crowned outdoors with a wreath of spring flowers by second graders who made their First Holy Communion on May 1st.  Later in the month, on Sunday, May 15, members of the St. Jerome Altar & Rosary Society will crown a different statue of Mary in the church following the 10:00 a.m. Mass.  All are welcome to join the parish for this festive and joyous tribute to Our Lady.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Crazy for Collinwood

From photo shoots to community crafting, the Ballot Box Project winners are gearing up to bring you some amazing opportunities. These projects are all about showing pride for Collinwood and the people that make our neighborhood the best in Cleveland. Activities are beginning in May and will continue through November. This month youth can get their hands dirty and try something new, while the adults can be boastful about their craft.

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Programs at St. Jerome School

This school year has been busy, but productive.  First, the 5-8 graders had a program called "GIRLS ROCK." This was a mentoring and role model program.  Girls Rock was a program to improve each scholar character, reduce the number of discipline referrals, and improve their academic performance.  Everyone that participated in this program achieved the goals that are listed.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016