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Summertime in Ward 8

Wow! Can you believe this past Spring?  I don’t know about you but my yard is like a sponge and I am trying my best to keep on top of the grass cutting and the weeds that pop up all over.  I am not complaining though when I look at the crazy and deadly weather in other parts of the nation.  Cleveland’s weather looks good.   

We have kicked things off already in a big way. I wish to thank all the neighborhood residents and dignitaries who attending the official grand opening of the new Euclid Beach pier on Wednesday, May 22 at 11:00 AM.  What great turnout. The weather was good and the Cleveland MetroParks, once again, delivered on this long-awaited improvement to the historic Euclid Beach park. 

As I mentioned previously, I was a teenager when the park closed and how we all came to miss that “magical place on the Lake.” It had been my dream and desire since I came to be the councilman of the North Shore Collinwood community, to see the pier rebuilt. We went through the ups and downs over the years with the State, when it was under their control. After a great deal of lobbying and negotiations, the Cleveland MetroParks, in partnership with the City, then took over the three historic parks in our neighborhood of Euclid Beach, Villa Angela and Wildwood and thus, filling in the missing link of the “Emerald Necklace”.  From the very first day, I actively engaged MetroParks in making the pier a priority project for our community. On May 22, that dream became a reality.  However, I can assure you, I am not done, yet. I want to see additional capital improvements made to Euclid Beach Park and Wildwood, while keeping Villa Angela as a swimming beach and a nature preserve, as it was intended to be.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Theater Nostalgia in Euclid and Collinwood

Shore Theater

Several years have passed since Francis Demaske created this trio of nostalgic theater paintings.  The artist has had a long fascination with the built environment and creating art documenting the urban landscape. He is a formally trained artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and tenured professor teaching at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. His three works displayed here are nostalgic Euclid and Collinwood Theaters. The LaSalle Theater is the only theater which exists in its original design. The Shore Theater was demolished in the early 1980’s, and the Lake was remodeled in the mid 1980’s, the result of a theater expansion.

The inspiration for the theater series was the result of a drive by of the LaSalle Theater. At the time it was showing deterioration and Francis wanted to document the beauty of the landmark in its heyday. The LaSalle painting was followed by paintings of the Lake and Shore theaters. A donation of framed copies was made to the Euclid Historical Society. He is currently producing a contemporary painting of the LaSalle along with one of the Warner Theater in Erie, Pennsylvania. He has achieved the feeling of a late summer evening with warm pale early evening light moving across the theater surfaces, the intricate detailing of signage and neon, the neat geometric shapes made by the contours of the structures as they cut into the summer sky.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Update on the LaSalle Project

There was lots of upcoming events to catch everyone up on, and our Fifth District Community Engagement Officers were on hand as always, to talk about neighborhood issues, & report back on previous questions.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Presenting Linda Mae Charters

New to Chagrin Marine  is Linda Mae Charters. Sadly, Linda Mae is still in the restoration process. Her fleet has been busy since the fishing season has begun. The Express has been out almost daily catching both very impressive perch and walleye. The name and location may have changed but the fishing charter experience offered by Captain Vitas Kijauskas and his crew is still the same. They are the best.
 
Linda Mae Charters is located at 226 East Island Drive, Eastlake. To reserve a spot or a private charter you can reach us at 216-481-5771. Charters are available daily. Monday through Friday charters are from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. and the cost is $42. Saturday and Sunday charters are offered from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 7 p.m. and the cost is $45. There is a $2 discount for seniors over 66 and children under 16 years is $30. Private and a sightseeing charters are  also available.
 
Captain Vitas and his crew offer full-service fishing.  They accommodate both the experienced and the not so experienced anglers.  All you need is a fishing license and a cooler for your catch. Bait, tackle, fish cleaning and ice are available for purchase at The Bait Shack only a 100 yards from the dock. Buckets and rods are available for rent from Linda Mae charters. Parking is conveniently located next to the dock. Feel free to bring your own food and beverage on board. We can provide food and non-alcoholic beverages for private charters with prior notification.
 
Currently,  Linda Mae is out of water at Chagrin Marine while her restoration process continues. We are all anxiously waiting for her restoration to be completed so she can be ready for her next maiden voyage. It will be wonderful to see the green and yellow steel icon once again on the waters of Lake Erie. If you would like to contribute to the restoration fund you can do so at "Linda Mae Rescue" Go Fund Me page. To book a reservation or private charter please call 216-481-5771. Hope to see you onboard.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

A Spiritual Journey to Awakening the Real You

Do you have trouble finding inner peace when all around you is everything but quiet?  Are you challenged with a "tiger roar" when something happens that isn't to your preference?  Are you wandering or running a race?  You are not alone.  One of the hardest life lessons is learning to find a sense of balance in a chaotic world.  Most people are so busy trying to Have and Do, they don't have time to BE.  Yes we live our lives backwards.  The first step for changing a life experience is to breathe.  First breath, second breath and by the third gentle breath your natural peacefulness emerges and a sense of empowerment is felt.  Thoughts are clearer with a deeper focus.  Living consciously is BEING fully awakened to the real you.  

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

The Hustle Movie Review

This movie lives and dies on the chemistry between its lead actors - Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. I am a fan of both of them but there is no particular chemistry between the two that suggests this movie should have gotten past the screen test stage. Everyone is just going through the motions with few surprises or chuckles to be had. I did like the opening credits sequence though. That was well done. Grade: C minus.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

The Perfect Date Movie Review (Netflix streaming original movie)

Noah Centineo starts in his third romantic comedy created by Netflix but this time he is the lead as opposed to the foil for the female lead as in his past two films. He continues to show that he can hold his own opposite his strongest cast yet. The movie boasts both Laura Marano (Austin & Ally) and Camila Mendes (Riverdale) as the other leads but Mendes is clearly "click bait" as she barely appears in the movie more than what is shown in the trailer. This movie is clearly a vehicle for Centineo opposite a surprisingly talented Marano but the plot remains too obvious with little to enjoy other than the rising star of Centineo. Grade - C

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Cleveland attorneys "Jam for Justice" at House of Blues

Cleveland’s House of Blues has hosted rock legends like B.B. King, Blue Oyster Cult, and Parliament Funkadelic – but on Wednesday, June 19th, it will welcome Northeast Ohio attorneys and judges for a unique night of local entertainment! “Jam for Justice” is The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s annual summer fundraiser. For the past 11 years, “Jam” has featured musicians from the legal profession, but in 2019, doctors, accountants, and other Cleveland-area professionals are joining the lineup to support Legal Aid and show how our entire community works together to #ExtendJustice. This year’s concert features seven bands and one DJ performing a variety of musical styles, from folk-rock to disco and Motown, plus original material and covers of your favorite classic rock anthems.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

The Merry Month of May!

Another class joins the ranks of St. Jerome Graduates.  We look forward to hearing of their future accomplishments.

As always, May was a whirlwind of activity.  There is so much to celebrate with First Communion, a concert, May Crowning, graduation and the end of the school year the month just flies past.  

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Cleveland Metroparks Celebrates Opening of Euclid Beach Pier

Newly constructed pier is the latest in a series of ongoing park improvements.
 
Cleveland Metroparks today officially unveiled the new Euclid Beach Pier in Euclid Creek Reservation. The new pier is 315-feet long and 16 to 24 feet wide, extending 150 feet over Lake Erie. The newest park amenity was designed to improve accessibility and offers guests clear views of the downtown skyline and historic Euclid Beach shoreline that can be enjoyed from permanent benches and Adirondack chairs.
 
The pier features three custom archways that pay homage to the historic park and former Euclid Beach Amusement Park. Silhouettes by local artist Brinsley Tyrrell are incorporated in the ironwork and feature images of dancers, carousel horses, steamships, the Thriller Car, Rocket Ship Car, Laughing Sal, and more.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Swamped With Yard Work? Call Peanut!

Summer time is finally here! With the warm weather also comes yard maintenance which in some cases can sure be a lot to deal with. I am excited to recommend a new local business that specializes in those exact needs. Since 2013, South Collinwood native John "Peanut" Arnold has landscaped the Collinwood Friends Garden on East 156th Street. He was still a teenager when he took the initiative to help out at the garden and over the years he has realized his passion for working outdoors (and he's good at it, too!). Just let him know what you need and he can take care of it! From mowing the lawn to pressure washing your house, he is your guy! Call Peanut today for a free estimate! 216-507-5096

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Collinwood Residents Invited to 2019 Walk to Remember

Walk to Remember, co-sponsored by Huntington Bank and Medical Mutual of Ohio, will be held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, June 9. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. and the walk begins at 9:15 a.m. The event benefits Hospice of the Western Reserve and is open anyone wishing to celebrate the memory of a loved one. Registration includes all-day admission to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Rainforest and fun for the whole family! 

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Nan's Notes

There’s a Fest in your Future!

Waterloo Arts Fest, Saturday, June 29,  Noon to 7:00pm

Waterloo Rd between E.161st St and Calcutta Ave

The first Waterloo Arts Fest boasted a parade – of children five to twelve attending the arts camp – two or three vendors, some music and a hotdog stand run by the Executive director. It was terrific.

The 17th Fest will not have a parade, but it will feature more than 30 local bands playing a great mix of music, local handmade art vendors (I think the vendors are human; it’s the art that’s handmade), CLE’s best food trucks, and an exciting mix of innovative and interactive art experiences for all ages. At the Waterloo Arts Fest, you can roll up your sleeves, get your hands dirty and give art a try.

If you’ve never attended, you may like to know that Waterloo Arts is a nonprofit art center with a mission: enrich the neighborhood culturally and economically with art. To that end, we have gallery shows, theatre and music performances, special events and unusual programs for kids. Actually, everything Waterloo Arts does is unusual, because artists.

We don’t just orchestrate this festival, we also manage an art gallery, public art projects, a community arts center and artist studios.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Clean & Green Dumpster Days: Nottingham Villages Recap

Ward 10 Councilman Anthony Hairston partnered with the Greater Collinwood Development Corporation to organize “Ward 10 Clean & Green Dumpster Days,” a weekend neighborhood cleanup geared toward disposing of trash and beautifying the community. Councilman Hairston made sure residents and community stakeholders had access to a large dumpster for a three-day period to dispose of trash and debris in their homes or businesses.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Tickets Now Available For The Largest Croatian American Professional Conference In North America

CLEVELAND, MAY 2, 2019 – The Association of Croatian American Professionals (ACAP) is hosting their fourth annual conference in Cleveland, Ohio from Sept. 19 to 22, 2019. The ACAP conference will bring together professionals from all facets of the U.S. and international professional community—such as diplomats, scientists, artists, engineers, medical professionals, attorneys, journalists, business executives, social media specialists, accountants, as well as a delegation from Croatia’s Chamber of Commerce.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Crashed: Pieces Of A Dream..

There is a well-known saying in the art world: “l’art pour l’art”, a phrase first coined by 19th century French Philosopher Victor Cousin that translates to “art for art’s sake” in Modern English..

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

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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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 4:13 PM, 06.05.2019

Telegenisys Inc the ISO Business Process Outsourcing provider

Telegenisys is an ISO certified Business Process Outsourcing provider which provides reliable, cost-effective and HIPAA compliant solutions for its client's needs. we aim to be an extension of our client’s enterprise, focused co-sourcing to generate client success. Our operation center is committed to delivering world-class performance.

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