The NSDC annual meeting on January 17 had – for once – a large and enthusiastic attendance, who voted in seven new trustees: Christen DuVernay, John Farina, Robert Gatewood, Adam Tully, Cindy Barber, Peter Brown and Daniel Gray Kontar.
Collinwood Slovenian Home “Share Holder Meeting”
As difficult as it may be to believe, nearly four million Americans are attacked by dogs each year and the majority of those bitten are children between the ages of four and nine. Hundreds of dog bite cases occur annually in Ohio, many of them taking place in the Cleveland area and Northeast Ohio.
There’s never been a better time to get outside, tidy up the neighborhood and help protect our Great Lakes environment. The Euclid Beach Adopt-A-Beach Team is gearing up for another year of cleanups and we’d love to have you join us! Check out our upcoming events, give us a like on Facebook, and contact us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition will be hosting free tax preparation services as part of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. Last year in Cuyahoga County, the VITA Program served over 15,000 people and brought back more than $22 million to the community. County VITA sites are at the County’s Westshore Neighborhood Family Service Center (NFSC) and at the Department of Senior and Adult Services (DSAS) in partnership with Mt Pleasant NOW Development Corporation. Westshore NFSC is located at 9830 Lorain Ave, Cleveland Ohio 44102; the tax site will be open Monday and Wednesday evenings and Saturdays. DSAS is located at 13815 Kinsman Rd, Cleveland Ohio 44120; the tax site will be open Fridays during the day. To schedule an appointment go online to www.211oh.org or call 211/United Way.
Millcraft, a distributor and converter of fine commercial paper and envelopes, kicked off its 2016 holiday season by donating time and funds to non-profit organizations through its “buy & give” copy paper purchasing program. The team recently stopped by David Simpson Hospice House to present a check donation to Hospice of the Western Reserve for $15,000, along with lunch.
Millcraft employees, patients and their families, all joined together for a tailgate party, bringing a natural sense of camaraderie to the Sunday afternoon. The team brought in goodies from local bakeries, their own kitchens and a full pizza buffet to enjoy, going room to room to invite patients and their visitors to “tailgate” with them.
Al, a patient at the David Simpson House, was eager to join in on the fun and had his bed wheeled out to the main lobby so that he could watch the game on the “big TV” with Millcraft employees. Throughout the day, over 50 people gathered around, watching the game and reveling in moments of normalcy, sitting side by side watching the game together, snacking on pizza.
“Even though the Cleveland Browns lost the game, it was a huge win for the hospice patients who came out of their rooms (even while staying in their bed) and watched the game together with volunteers, jeering and cheering as each play was called,” said Genevieve Costanzo, Senior Development Officer at Hospice of the Western Reserve. “We are so privileged to help patients and families live each moment to the fullest.”
The halls at the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministry House were decked with Christmas trees and boughs of greenery for their annual Holiday Party. On Sunday, December 4th, folks from two months to 80 years young partook of delicious mini sandwiches and homemade cookies. As usual, Santa was a big hit. The children then scampered to the basement and decorated picture frames to house the record of their visit with Santa. Everyone was given a Humphry popcorn ball as a memento of Collinwood’s past.
The toys were courtesy of the Bureau of Community policing. Parishioners of Gesu Church in University Heights Decorated the house and baked and frosted sugar cookies and provided gifts for teens, kiddies and adults.
Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries wishes you and your family a blessed and peaceful new year.
The Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice (CAMHP) is a private practice that provides psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and drug and chemical dependency treatment for eastern Cuyahoga County and Cleveland, Ohio area. As a member of the Collinwood neighborhood, CAMHP began the CAMHP Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization, to address the needs of residents.
Siggy's Village, a project created by the CAMHP Foundation, gives Collinwood community members of all ages a place to access centralized resources for daily living. Siggy’s Village is continuing to expand and grow to offer activities for community members. The CAMHP Foundation welcomes the community to come visit and take part in the activities being offered.
The CAMHP Foundation would like to introduce Samantha Hess as the Administrative Director and Jose Vargas as the Program Director. Both individuals are looking forward to serving the community to provide needs and offer meaningful and fulfilling activities for the Collinwood neighborhood. Their goal through programming at Siggy’s Village is to provide a safe and relaxing environment to meet physical, social, and emotional needs by connecting members of the community to one another.
Toyz N Da Hood sponsors local community center event
Tuesday Dec. 20, 2016, Toyz N Da Hood, TNDH, was one of several sponsors of a charity giveback at Five Points Community Center. Amongst the donors was Def Jam Records and StarMusic Media.
The entire event was put together and hosted by Quincy “Big Heff” Taylor, Midwest Rep for Def Jam Records.
TNDH is a charitable organization that provides toys to children whose families are facing dire economic needs. The program started in Atlanta a few years ago. Since its origin, the program has developed into a national initiative with drives in Cleveland, Atlanta, Texas and many more. Every year Toyz N Da Hood reaches hundreds of thousands of children all over the country. The drive also has collaborated with many celebrity endorsers such as Young Jeezy, Chris Brown, Wale and many others.
“It really feels good to help the community and shine light on students that are willing to give the extra effort in school and to pull companies like Def Jam, StarMusic Media, JoyFay International and Nerve DJs together for the 2016 Toyz NDa Hood Campaign at Five Points Community Center that they can smile for the holiday is awesome,” Quincy Taylor.
Breakfast with Santa by Northeast Shores & the Quality of Life Committee. The event was held at Villa-Angela St. Joseph High School on Saturday December 17, 2016. Many families attended the annual Breakfast with Santa. The children enjoyed face painting, various games, arts & crafts and a hot-delicious breakfast. The children also took pictures with Santa and were able to take their photograph home with them. Kudos to VASJ choir for singing the holiday carols.
Pictures submitted by YoLanda Lawler.
To all of my Friends in the Ward 8 community and beyond -
Today, I had two moving experiences this very morning which I thought I would share with you after thinking about it.
The First, I attended the Funeral service for a dear friend and community activist and supporter, Dolores “Dee De” Grace. Father John Kumse, Pastor of St Mary’s Church, gave a moving and inspiring eulogy to a great lady. He spoke about the fact that Dee De was involved in everything from the local churches, the Collinwood Homeowner’s & Tenants Association, the Ward Club, Collinwood Slovenian Home and virtually everywhere else in the community. We all know she loved to gamble as well. Fr Marty Polito, Pastor of Holy Redeemer, and another close friend of Dee De’s, who was one of the Celebrants, said to me that after Mass, “to lose someone like Dee De is a real blow to the community. Where are the others, especially the younger ones, to step up to the plate?” Dee De was 78 years young, lived on Holmes Avenue and would never leave the neighborhood; Collinwood was her home. She lived it everyday. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.
I know what Veteran’s Day means to me and I have shared this sentiment over the years in articles every year. As we commemorate the sacrifices our countrymen (and women) made during this Centennial of WWI – the war to end all wars – let us take a moment to reflect on ALL VETERANS – Living and deceased. I will be walking in the Veteran’s Day parade this year helping to remember the service and sacrifice of our Civil War veterans and all veterans – LEST WE FORGET.
This Veteran’s Day let us make a concerted effort to remember those who served in America’s Armed Forces. Our community dedicated a new monument just this past June to do just that every day. How many of you walk or drive by the park and acknowledge that monument and what it stands for? Please take a moment this Veteran’s Day to walk over to the park, take a look at the monument, read it, salute the flag and take a moment to say “thank you.” Then put these sentiments to action.
Siggy’s Village, a community gathering place in South Collinwood, will open its Food Pantry on Wednesday November 2nd from 9:00am-12:00pm. The pantry will take place every week on Monday from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and on Wednesday and Thursday from 9:00pm-12:00pm.
On Oct. 20, HGR Industrial Surplus hosted an open house and luncheon for its partners, community leaders and long-time friends to unveil a more-than-$1.2-million renovation. If you’ve never been to the back of the building, now you have two reasons to drive around: to visit the NEO Sports Plant and the new operations offices for HGR.
HELP U Shred provides secure document destruction and recycling for individuals and businesses of all sizes at competitive rates and critical job skills training for adults who have developmental disabilities. Following industry standards for HIPPA compliance and chain of custody security HELP U Shred is your local, reliable resource to prevent identity theft and finally get rid of those old files and papers.
October 20, 2016 Former Euclid Mayor Bill Cervenik now President of Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School joins students for at a right for life rally at Public Square.
"Why Being There Matters" On our planet, more than 70 percent of which is covered by water, being there means having the ability to act from the sea. The Navy is uniquely positioned to be there; the world's oceans give the Navy the power to protect America's interests anywhere, and at any time. Your Navy protects and defends America on the world's oceans. Navy ships, submarines, aircraft and, most importantly, tens of thousands of America's finest young men and women are deployed around the world doing just that. They are there now. They will be there when we are sleeping tonight. They will be there every Saturday, Sunday and holiday this year. They are there around the clock, far from our shores, defending America at all times.
Bringing Hollywood to Collinwood: the FCB Radio Network is Growing Rapidly and Changing the Face of Urban Digital Radio
Most people find jobs, some find careers, and very few are fortunate enough to find their passion.
Sam Palumbo, CHS Class of 1951 and 1996 CHS Hall of Fame Inductee was inducted to the Greater Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame on September 15, 2016. Along with Sam Mike Bartley (Hockey), Brad Friedel (Soccer), Kevin Mack (Football), Mike Moran (Basketball), Jeff Radosevich (Horse Racing) and Karen Wittrock (Basketball) were also inducted. The Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame was established in 1976 by the Greater Cleveland Chapter of the National Bicentennial Sports Committee to celebrate the nation’s 200th birthday. Including the Class of 2016, 508 people covering 30 different sports have been inducted.
North Collinwood continues to be a district with where a significant number of feral cats live and need help. Cat over-population is a constant struggle and the Waterloo Alley Cat Project has worked continuously since 2009 to help maintain and control the population of feral cats in their targeted area around the Waterloo Arts and Business District by spaying and neutering over 300 cats.
Bill Azman’s customers know his Slovenian sausages are out of this world. After all, they’re the only Slovenian sausages to have traveled into space. Folks attending the 13th Slovenian Sausage Festival in Kirtland, Ohio, agreed and Azman Quality Meats took titles as the People’s Choice and the Best of Fest judges’ award for top klobasa. More than 1,200 visitors attended the music event hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum on Wednesday, September 14, 2016, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland. They sampled the products of several vendors, as did a festival jury. Raddell’s Sausage Shop, located in Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood, was voted runner-up for both categories.
The long awaited LaSalle Arts and Media Center project had a groundbreaking on August 9, 2016. Several dignitaries and project supporters were on hand to officially launch the commencement of the project.
The venue will be the largest venue on the east side of non-hotel associated rentable event space. Given the unique floorplan levels, capacity for table seating will be from 250 to 600 people. “The adaptable re-use of the LaSalle Arts and Media Center sets the stage for a number of creative events to be hosted. We also hope to be able to show some films once or twice a month,” stated Executive Director Brian Friedman, Executive Director of Northeast Shores Development Corporation the projects manager. Data will have the potential to travel into and out of the premises via fiber optic cable supplied by Lightower Communications. Five apartments will be rehabilitated utilizing The City of Cleveland Housing Trust Fund HOME Program, supplying 5 affordable housing units to the project. Three commercial storefronts will house: a bakery, insurance office and artists gallery space.
Believe it or not after years, actually decades, of trying to build a recreation center in Collinwood and then finding the funding, all the meetings to plan and create it – the Collinwood Recreation Center will celebrating its 5th YEAR ANNIVERSARY this November 12th!
Come join the party on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from 2-4 PM for a special program of activities to celebrate this milestone including cake and punch.
This week we also learned that our Collinwood Recreation Center will be featured as a part of an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. The exhibit entitled, “By the People: Designing a Better America” is highlighted below. I am also sharing the email from Mr. Paul Volpe, the architect of the Recreation Center, who entered the recreation center as a project for consideration and was awarded a slot in the exhibit for design and community collaboration.
This is how Collinwood works. So, at the Center’s 5th anniversary we have much to celebrate and we have much to be proud of for it was the push and support from Councilman Polensek on down through the community which made the project a reality in the first place.
The Beach Club Bistro at 21939 Lakeshore Blvd. in Euclid (216-731-7499; http://www.bcbistro.biz/) is a wonderful locally owned and operated independent restaurant in Euclid. They have a program that gives back to the community called "Charity Tuesdays".
Addie Broach operates "Addie's Pet Protection", a dog rescue and sanctuary. Addie has worked closely with the communities of Euclid, Collinwood, and the city of Cleveland, helping both animals and people. She has helped countless animals, mostly the ones who are too sick or old to be adopted; the ones who have nowhere to go. She is also very involved with feeding the homeless. Addie has given selflessly all of her life to animals and people who need help. Now Addie is facing a very grave illness. Her husband has taken off work to care for her and run the sanctuary on his own. But his leave from work is unpaid. Their family currently has no income and mounting medical bills. For the month of September, "Charity Tuesday" at the Beach Club Bistro will help raise funds for Addie.
Please bring the flyer seen in this article with you when you dine in on a Tuesday in September. Present the flyer to your server, and 20% of your check will be donated. It doesn't cost you a penny extra while you enjoy the delicious offerings of this fabulous restaurant!
Try one of their unique specialty pizzas or contemporary American cuisine dinners on their beautiful outdoor covered patio. Please support "Charity Tuesday" this month of September for Addie, while also supporting a local, independent business. Please print this flyer, bring it with you, and specify that it is for Addie Broach.
Thank you and hope to see you there!
Daniel LaRiccia closed the doors to LaRiccia's Barber Shop on E. 200th Street at the end of July to join forces with Beachland Hair Design, located at 18324 Lakeshore Blvd..
After 40 years of service to the Collinwood and Euclid area, Danniel decided to go into Semi Retirment mode , working just Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 8 a.m. til 2 p.m. Daniel will still be able to offer all of his clients and friends the same quality services, and traditional barbering hair styling
Originally from the South Collinwood area Danny attended Collinwood High School , went into the barbering trade and worked side by side with his father At LaRiccia Barber Shop then located near London and St. Clair, sometime in the late 70's ear;y 80's Danny and his father moved to the Euclid Ohio area and remained on E. 200th Street for almost 30 year.
We welcome Danny to Beachland Hair Designs , and hope that we see you there someday for a classic barber hair style.
For more information on our services at Beachland Hair Design please like our page on facebook.
There is going to be a spaghetti dinner benefit at The Olde Collinwood Tavern Saturday September 17th for John "Peanut" Arnold, who was injured in a trench collapse at work. The dinner is a $10.00 donation and starts at 2:00 pm till whenever. They will also be having chinese & 50/50 raffles.
If you come from Collinwood, we all embrace the concept of being a Railroader. It stems from the common bond of not only graduating from CHS but living in the general Collinwood area as well. Rarely does a heartwarming story such as Angie Laurich come to our attention.
A walk along the beach to capture a spectacular Lake Erie sunset, a visit to a much-loved family vacation destination… Hospice of the Western Reserve has found a way to allow patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House and other locations to re-live memories like these in real time through a program called A Flight to Remember.
The innovative program – the first of its kind in the United States – is offered in partnership with Aerial Anthropology, a Cleveland-based provider of aerial videography and photography. It allows hospice patients to experience a live, bird’s-eye view of a place that is meaningful to them using drone technology. The experience is offered at no cost to patients and families cared for by Hospice of the Western Reserve and its affiliate, Hospice of Medina County.
How does it work? The hospice team works individually with patients and their families to determine the location they would like to “visit.” Fly over zones must comply with FAA safety guidelines, so Aerial Anthropology works with the agency and the family to determine whether the desired site is feasible, and to coordinate arrangements with facilities on the ground. At a scheduled time, the family receives an email with a link to connect to a live feed of the drone video. The hospice patient or a designated family member serve as the “virtual pilot,” providing direction to the drone pilot by phone about what he or she would like to see. The flight can be viewed on laptops, tablets, or a Smart TV with Internet access. Experiences typically last 20 to 25 minutes.
Everyone knows Girl Scouts and their three C’s: cookies, camping and crafts. But did you know there’s a method to the cookie madness? The way that all these activities happen is the secret of Girl Scouts’ success for more than 100 years. Whether they're learning new skills and earning badges, designing their cookie booth, or deciding how to spend their profits, Girl Scouts are girl-led. By giving girls a chance to explore different perspectives and opportunities to make a difference, Girl Scouts inspires girls to give back and share the good.
Community spirit, dedicated workers and volunteers, and Mother Nature each had a part in making Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Walk to Remember 2016 a huge success. Sponsored by FirstMerit Bank, the annual fundraiser drew more than 2,400 walkers to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on June 12 to celebrate the memory of their loved ones. More than $200,000 was raised to help fund special programs and services provided by the nonprofit organization.
Kids can come to Siggy’s Village and receive free tutoring starting in September! We offer help with reading, writing, science, and math! Kids can come after school and get help that is customized to their grade level and will lead them to success! We also offer writing and reading help to adults at the Written Originals Writing Center!
Crime Stoppers encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming two (2) of the key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and apathy. Crime Stoppers provides an anonymous telephone number, Text Tips and Web Tips to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies to fight against crime.
The St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School is beginning its 2016-2017 Slovenian language classes on September10, 2016.
Collinwood Slovenian Home
I would imagine that if you've lived in the Collinwood neighborhood for any length of time that at one point or another you would have at least driven past the Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden in front of Memorial School on East 152 Street. The garden that exists today is the current version of the more extensive gardens that graced the site in years past. This Garden commemorates the Collinwood School Fire of March 4, 1908 where 172 children, two teachers and 1 rescuer, a resident of the community, lost their lives. The school fire itself and its aftermath was a very trying time in our community. The garden was meant to help the community heal by placing something living where life was lost. We still strive to do this today when we place flowers at the site of a tragic event. This is why the Collinwood Nottingham Historical Society was started – to preserve the history of the community and especially the memory and the story of the Collinwood School Fire. Along with this comes the task of safeguarding the garden that exists. To this end, the Little Red Cap Project was formed out of the Collinwood School Fire Committee of the Historical Society in the hopes of garnering the support of concerned residents to help preserve and maintain the garden.
Have you ever wanted to become a certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant (CDCA) to advance your career? Moore Counseling & Mediation Services, Inc. offers a free workshop opportunity that can get you certified in the State of Ohio. Funding may be provided based on eligibility requirements.
The City of Euclid will be sponsoring a contest through August 31st, 2016 and participation is open to residents, employees, and visitors of Euclid.
Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? Could you use help enhancing your leadership skills?
The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland.