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August

Summer is really here! We went from the monsoons to the heat. I am not complaining for, before we know it it will be Autumn. Let’s enjoy each warm day while we can!

The construction work at Mark Tromba playground, in spite of the rain, has gone very well. We are planning on an official reopening of the park sometime in the middle to late August. This $1.5 million project was long overdue and will put Tromba on the same level as many suburban facilities. This park is special to me for I myself swam at Tromba Pool as a teen and I am looking forward to the project being completed. Watch for the re-dedication announcement.

Our friends at the Cleveland MetroParks contacted my office to let me know that they are still looking for SEASONAL HELP at Wildwood Marina and Concession Stand. If you know of anyone interested in seasonal and part-time work with the MetroParks. Contact them at (216).635.3200, or send an email to generalinfo@clevelandmetroparks.com

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Grand Opening of Goodwill Outlet store in Collinwood

Grand Opening of Goodwill Outlet Store Unites Greater Collinwood, Cleveland, OH--Greater Collinwood Development Corporation joined Councilman Anthony Hairston and Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland Thursday morning, July 25, for the Grand Opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Goodwill Outlet Store, located at East 179th Street and St. Clair Avenue, Cleveland.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

15th Annual, Remembering the Sights and Sounds of Euclid Beach Park

September of this year will mark 50 years since Cleveland’s beloved amusement park, Euclid Beach Park closed forever. For 74 seasons it operated on the shore of Lake Erie in Cleveland’s Collinwood/Nottingham neighborhood. Although many were saddened by the amusement park’s closing, this year’s event sponsored by Euclid Beach Park Now in partnership with Cleveland Metroparks, and made possible by a grant from Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, celebrates 50 Years of Fond Memories. To help rekindle memories of the grand amusement park, Euclid Beach Park Now has produced photo posters of the individual rides and attractions with descriptive narrative. These will be placed throughout the park as near as possible to where the ride and attraction once stood. One can take a self-guided tour or tag along on one of the guided tours, led by a Euclid Beach Park Historian relating more park history. There will also be displays of park memorabilia. The Rocket Ship Car and Thriller Car will be present, offering rides out to Lake Shore Boulevard, under the old arch entrance and over the bridge was once part of the Turnpike ride which remains between the two high rise apartment buildings.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Collinwood Connects Micro-Grants.

Do you have a project that would make a positive impact in the neighborhood? Collinwood Connects has now extended the deadline for Family Feud Game Night team applications. Apply to play as a team for a chance to win a micro-grant that helps your community project come to life!

Collinwood Connects is accepting applications through September 6, 2019. Teams of five will compete on October 11 and November 15 to win a microgrant of up to $4,000. Awarded micro-grants must be applied to a project that takes place in Greater Collinwood. 

Participants must live and projects must take place in Collinwood, Nottingham Village, Euclid Green and Glenville-East. Applications are due Friday, September 6 at 12pm. Team selections will be made by September 20, 2019.

Collinwood Connects is possible thanks to funding from Cleveland Neighborhood Progress through their Neighborhood Solutions Award.

Requests for applications can be sent to: Carly Lovely at clovely@greatercollinwood.org (subject line: Collinwood Connects Application Request) or visit Collinwoodconnects.com!

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Connect with Cleveland’s Future

The True2U Mentoring Program serves all 8th graders in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District once a month on a Thursday morning. Volunteer mentors work in small groups to guide students in accepting and celebrating who they are so that they can be true to themselves now and in the future. True2U is currently looking for mentors who are passionate about developing Cleveland’s future leaders. As a mentor you can give back to Cleveland Metropolitan School District through in-school mentoring, you can connect with other passionate volunteers, and can build upon your interpersonal and professional skills. True2U is looking for community members to mentor in the following Collinwood schools - East Clark, Euclid Park, Hannah Gibbons, Iowa-Maple, Kenneth W. Clement Boys' Leadership Academy, Memorial, and Oliver H. Perry. If you or someone you know want to learn more and complete an application, visit true2umentor.org. If you still have questions call Molly, Khalid, Lindsay, or Tiara at (21) 812-8700 or send an email to true2u@neighborhoodleadership.org.  

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

St. Mary's Collinwood will have its annual summer church picnic Sunday, August 19th.

The Picnic will start with Mass at 12:30 at Slovenska Pristava (1024 Brandt Rd, Geneva, OH 44041). Following the Mass, we will serve a Chicken/Roast Beef dinner. Donation is $15 for adults and $8 for children 12 years of age and under. The International Biergarten will serve a variety of beers as well as feature a Grill which will cook up  1/3 pound Hamburgers and Italian sausage which are available right after mass. After dinner Cevapcici, klobasa, Burgers, Hotdogs fries and other food will be available to purchase throughout the day. Altar Society will have a bake sale. There will be children's games and ice cream. Plus a Chinese auction and wonderful music preformed by ANSAMBEL EUROPA. The grade prize raffle will be held at 7:00 PM. Pristava Swimming Pool will be available to the public for a nominal fee.  Our Picnic is open to everyone.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Americas North Coast

Wildwood Marina

Now that summer is here it's time to take advantage of our Collinwood coastline. The Cleveland Metropark's Euclid Creek Reservation is made up of three sections along the lake, Wildwood (Neff Road Park), Villa Angela, & Euclid Beach. All are interconnected with a paved tree lined footpath along the lakeshore.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Mike Troha Retires

Thank you to Mike Troha for your 35 years of dedication to making Greater Collinwood a better place to live, work, and visit. We will miss seeing you in the office everyday, but we will see you around the neighborhood! Enjoy retirement!

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Nan's Notes

Marie Neil Brings Dan Miller to Waterloo Arts         Through September

Born in 1980 and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Dan Miller is largely a self taught artist working in many mediums, primarily acrylic and watercolor. With a penchant for illustration, he evokes whimsy in often heavy or dark subject matter. Dan is also the author of several unpublished children's books, and does a considerable amount of commission work.

Echoes of Dali, echoes of Miro – all colorfully and very elegantly rendered.

Waterloo Arts  15605 Waterloo Road, 216-692-9500, www.waterlooarts.org. Gallery Hours: Wednesday 12-7 pm and Saturday 12-4 pm. Or call 216-692-9500 to make an appointment.

Dork, and His #1 Fan, at Praxis

Praxis Fellow 2019 Gregory Hatch

With background in art history and a passion for narrative and ritual, Gregory Hatch is a fiber and performance artist who explores how pattern, texture, and material reflect our experiences and how we retell these stories.  Recently his work has continued ideas of personas and archetypes that were explored in his thesis. www.gregoryhatch.com

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Happy Birthday St. Jerome

The Most Reverend Neslon Perez greets St. Jerome Princial, Susan Coan after Mass celebrating St. Jerome Parish's 100th year.

Alumni, friends and former parishioners filled St. Jerome Church to overflowing July 21st to celebrate 100 years of faith and community.  The Most Reverend Nelson Perez presided at Mass.  Each of our six pastors were represented in some way.  Fr. Bill, Fr. Haren, and Fr. Walsh concelebrated the Mass.  Our founder, Monsignor Leo Hammer’s vestments were displayed in the back of the church, Fr. Koehl’s chalice was used, and Fr. Cassese’s rosary was on the altar in the flowers.  Representatives from the various parish organizations, the school and alumni were active participants.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

The Art of Spiritual Bathing

Life has fast tracked us to complete tasks and even life itself at a break neck pace that leaves us tire worn out and often overwhelmed the need to have to start before  every moment of our life documented for all the world to see. However, what if there is was a way to slow that pace down and rejuvenate not only our skin but also out soul? Their actually is such a process Its called spiritual bathing and their is a unique art to it that allows people personalize and make the process their own.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

E 185th Neighborhood Association Meeting: Collinwood Rec Center - Getting Involved

The E 185th Neighborhood Association held its July meeting, as always, at the Lithuanian American Citizens Club on E 185th St. And  - as always - there were lots of upcoming events to catch everyone up on, and our Fifth District Community Engagement Officer was on hand as always, to talk about neighborhood issues, & report back on previous questions.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019

Connect with Cleveland’s Future

The True2U Mentoring Program serves all 8th graders in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District once a month on a Thursday morning. Volunteer mentors work in small groups to guide students in accepting and celebrating who they are so that they can be true to themselves now and in the future. True2U is currently looking for mentors who are passionate about developing Cleveland’s future leaders. As a mentor you can give back to Cleveland Metropolitan School District through in-school mentoring, you can connect with other passionate volunteers, and can build upon your interpersonal and professional skills. True2U is looking for community members to mentor in the following Collinwood schools - East Clark, Euclid Park, Hannah Gibbons, Iowa-Maple, Kenneth W. Clement Boys' Leadership Academy, Memorial, and Oliver H. Perry. If you or someone you know want to learn more and complete an application, visit true2umentor.org. If you still have questions call Molly, Khalid, Lindsay, or Tiara at (21) 812-8700 or send an email to true2u@neighborhoodleadership.org.   

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 8:45 AM, 07.30.2019