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Best Neighborhood in Cleveland: SURVEY SAYS GREATER COLLINWOOD!

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation hosted the first of two Neighborhood Family Feud Game Nights at Aspinwall Outreach Center, Friday, October 11. Ten teams competed for a chance to advance this month to the grand finale at LaSalle Theater, Friday November 15. The teams are competing to win up to $4,000 for their community projects. 

GCDC kicked things off with music and food for residents from Congin’s Pizza and Original Grill and gave away over $150 in prizes from Dave’s Supermarket, MetroParks Zoo and The Standard. The event was well attended by residents of Wards 8 and 10, as well as ICONS Youth Ambassadors, Councilmen Anthony Hairston and Michael Polensek, and State Representative Terrance Upchurch.

The atmosphere was spirited and joyous as ICONS Youth Ambassadors surveyed residents for GCDC planning and engaged youth residents in basketball during the Neighborhood Family Feud rounds. Audience members shouted answers to questions such as: Best neighborhood in Cleveland, Popular attractions in Cleveland and Best pizza in Collinwood, which contributed to an overall feel of fun! GCDC also hosted a 50/50 raffle with wingspan tickets selling best.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 4:08 PM, 11.11.2019

Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stevens Shares Her Love of Reading with Children During Storytime at the Cleveland Public Library-Collinwood Branch

Reading is a passion for Cuyahoga County Councilwoman Cheryl Stevens. “I just want to read to children,” said Stevens during a conversation with Caroline J. Peak, manager of the Cleveland Public Library-Collinwood Branch, at a community meeting in Collinwood. Peak didn’t waste any time working to get the councilwoman to the library to participate in Storytime.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 4:08 PM, 11.11.2019

At Risk Youths Receive Mentoring

Minor and Associates, Inc. d/b/a PRYDE Mentoring Academy (PMA), a 501c3 non-profit organization is located at 17325 Euclid Ave. Suite #4006, Cleveland OH 44112. Our goals are to assist the surrounding school districts and juvenile justice system with at-risk youth from the ages of 12 to 24 years of age offering mentoring and programs during and after school. Our Program officially launched in August 2019.

Every day, mentoring programs make a critical impact on young people throughout our nation by providing them with the support and guidance they need to navigate academic and personal challenges.  Unfortunately, one in three young people will grow up without a mentor of any kind. This is the mentoring gap in America.

Traditionally at-risk youths were identified living in some of the most violent and economically deprived neighborhoods in Cleveland, where guns and drugs were omnipresent and unstable upbringings were common. During those years, these youths have been predominantly male (96 percent) and, reflecting the demographics of the communities where they live, African American (54 percent) or Hispanic (37 percent).

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 4:08 PM, 11.11.2019

Polkas and Sausage

Polkas and sausage, what a great combo. It’s not something that you easily find in the world today.

On September 11, 2019 the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame hosted their 16th Annual Slovenian Sausage Festival at the SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio.

Over 1,300 individuals enjoyed eight hours of non-stop polka music provided by Canadian polka king Walter Ostanek, Rob DeBlander, Joe Godina, Ron Likovic, Frank Stanger, Anthony Culkar, Patty C and the Guys, the Fairport Jammers and a special Polka Hall of Fame All-Star orchestra.

Bill Azman proprietor of Azman Quality Meats on E 200th Street in Euclid, Ohio won both the Best of Fest Jury Award and the People’s Choice Award. Bill said “I was so busy it didn’t hear the announcement that we had won. We sold out of blood and rice sausage which is typically served in the fall and winter months.”

The party continues at the Polka Hall of Fame’s three-day polka music festival, Thanksgiving weekend, November 28, 29 and 30, 2019, at Cleveland’s Downtown Marriott Hotel. As winner of the People’s Choice, Bill Azman’s prize sausages will be served.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:23 AM, 10.06.2019

Local mom shows other parents how to navigate the college prep process

Local mom Jowan Smith has been helping families navigate the college prep process for the last two years. She went through the process with her daughter and saw a need for families to be more informed about the process. She has assited over 300 students that were not on track to pursue post secondary education. She does these workshops in four different school districts but twice a year she goes into the community to reach more families. Topics will be academics, college visits, finding scholarships, and understanding the award letter. On September 7, 2019 she will be at Memorial-Nottingham Library for noon to three facilitating a FREE workshop to families. Registration for this event can be done on the Getting Our Babies to College 101 website www.gobtc101.com.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 5:20 PM, 09.08.2019

Tris Speaker Statue Overdue

Since this year’s World Series is right around the corner, it is a good time to remember the first time Cleveland earned the right to play in the Fall Classic.

The happiest, most memorable and most historic Tuesday that Cleveland ever enjoyed was Tuesday October 12. 1920, ninety nine years ago.

First, it was a beautiful fall day with a high temperature of 72 and a low of 59.

Second, it was Columbus Day, celebrating the birthday of the Italian explorer who arrived in the Bahamas on behalf of Spanish royalty to find millions of people already living in this hemisphere.

Third, and most important, on that afternoon at League Park located between Linwood and Lexington on the east side of East 66th Street,  the Cleveland Indians won their first and only world series championship at home by defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 3-0 before 27,000 spectators. I like to imagine that some Euclid residents took the Interurban train down the Boulevard or Euclid Avenue to be there that day.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 5:20 PM, 09.08.2019

Glenville Music Festival

Glenville Music Festival Celebrates Forty-First Year and Attracts a Crowd of All Ages--by Greater Collinwood Staff

Glenville Music Festival celebrated its forty-first year of bringing families together in the Glenville community with food, music, handmade crafts and play, Saturday August 10. The festival, situated at beautiful Sam Miller Park on E. 88th Street, boasted more than 70 craft and food and a spectacular firework show at the end of the night. The event attracted a diverse crowd of all ages thanks to its longstanding presence in the community and for Councilman Anthony Hairston’s stewardship. Parents, grandparents, children, friends and pets enjoyed live music, sticky ribs, po-boys, fresh fries, lemonade and more.

Councilman Hairston said, “We aimed for the 2019 Glenville Festival to be the biggest and best ever. I'm proud to say that, judging from the turnout and great responses we received from the community, we accomplished that feat. From Children's World to Senior Village, it was a true delight to see how many people not only came to the festival but stayed for hours as they took in the best of what Glenville has to offer.”

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 5:20 PM, 09.08.2019

Neighborhood Family Feud: Win up to $4,000 for a community project!

Do you have a project that would make a positive impact in the neighborhood? Collinwood Connects is accepting team applications and project proposals for Neighborhood Family Feud until Friday, September 6 at 12 pm.

How Does Neighborhood Family Feud Work?

Eight teams will be chosen to compete on October 11 at Aspinwall Community Center and are guaranteed at minimum $500 toward their proposed project. Four teams will then advance to Round Two at the historic LaSalle Theatre, November 15. Grand prize is $4,000 and runner up prize is $2,000. Family, friends and community members are invited to attend both nights for fun, food, prizes and to cheer on their favorite team!

Who can apply?

Anyone who lives in Greater Collinwood. Please note that three out of the five team members participating in Neighborhood Family Feud must live in Collinwood, Nottingham Village, Euclid Green and/or Glenville-East.

How can you apply?

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 5:20 PM, 09.08.2019

A Reprieve for Scotti's?

  Scotti's Italian Eatery marks it's 20 year in business this year. And though there was some talk about it's possibly closing, a swell of support has hopefully helped them turn the tide. Regardless we will hope for the best and for many more Chicken Marsala dinners to come.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 5:20 PM, 09.08.2019

Collinwood Slovenian Home Celebrates 100th Anniversary

On Sunday, August 11, the Collinwood Slovenian Home had a party to celebrate its 100th anniversary. The capacity crowd was treated to a delicious traditional Slovenian dinner catered to by Tavcar's. A wide variety of thoughtful and generous donations were available for raffle. Councilman Polensek gave an inspirational speech chronicling the importance of the Slovenian Home to the neigborhood. Entertainment was provided by Patty C and the Boys.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 5:20 PM, 09.08.2019

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 Clevelandís 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

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

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 Clevelandís 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

Collinwood Connects: Neighborhood Family Feud Team Applications

Collinwood Connects: Neighborhood Family Feud Team Applications

Do you have a project that would make a positive impact in your neighborhood? Apply to participate in Collinwood Connects Neighborhood Family Feud Game for an opportunity to win a grant to help make your vision a reality!

Collinwood Connects is now accepting team applications for its Neighborhood Family Feud game nights. Teams of five will compete on 4 exciting nights this fall beginning September 2019 for a chance to win a micro-grant for a project that makes a positive impact on the community. 

Participants must live and projects must take place in Greater Collinwood (Collinwood, Nottingham Village, Euclid Green and Glenville-East). Applications are due Friday, August 16th at 12pm.

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).

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.07.2019

Free Dumpster Access

Want to coordinate a neighborhood cleanup or clean out your home or garage? Greater Collinwood Development Corporation has coordinated 3- Days of FREE DUMPSTER ACCESS for residents to discard trash from their yards, garages, and street. The dumpster will be available from July 12th through July 14th and located on the corner of Canterbury and E. 185th Street. On Saturday, July 13th from 9am- 12pm GCDC will be on site to provide gloves, trash bags, pickers, and brooms to help you with your cleaning needs.

For more information please contact Carly Lovely at 216-383-9772 ext. 209

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.07.2019

Collinwood Connects Community Survey.

Greater Collinwood Development Corporation has partnered with ICONS to help gather your input! The survey has two parts. The first part of the survey will help us come up with fun questions for our Collinwood Connects Neighborhood Family Feud Game taking place this fall. The second part will help make sure that we understand the neighborhood to the best of our ability and focus our efforts on the issue areas that people care the most about. At the end of the survey, don’t forget to include your name and contact information to be entered in our raffle for an opportunity to win a prize! Prizes will include Indians tickets, gift cards, and cash.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.07.2019

Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2019 Applicants

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a leadership training program for engaged neighborhood leaders.  The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland, and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.07.2019

AUDITIONS: Silhouette Productions and Shore Cultural Centre for "Anything Goes"

Open auditions for Anything Goes, Beaumount 1987 Version, at Silhouette Productions!   Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter Original Book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse New Book by Timothy Crouse & John Weidman The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.It’s a wonder that all the romances are sorted out and disaster is averted aboard the magical ship where ANYTHING GOES! For full synopsis and character list visithttps://tamswitmark.com/shows/anything-goes-beaumont-1987/ Produced by Charlotte Mirabile Directed by Laura Hart Musically Directed by Alex Ulle Choreography by Jen Justice When:  Sunday July 21 from 12-3pm and Monday July 22 from 7-9:30pm No appointment necessary.  Please be signed in by 8:30pm. Callbacks by invitation only: Tuesday July 23 from 7-9:30pm and Wednesday July 24 from 7-9:30pm.  Be prepared to move and sing. Where: Shore Cultural Centre 291 E. 222nd Street Euclid, OH 44123 What to prepare: Two 16-32 bar selections in the style of the show. A joke or short comedic monologue. Please bring your own sheet music, there will be no a capella auditions. An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring a headshot or be prepared to take a photo at auditions. Production dates: October 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Read through Sunday August 18 from 12-3pm Rehearsals will begin Monday August 26th, and run Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:30 PM.  Dance rehearsals Sundays from 12-3pm There are no AEA contracts for this production. ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE.

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.07.2019

Theater Nostalgia in Euclid and Collinwood

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

Getting Started on Our Garden!

Thanks to hard work, and some very welcome donations, the Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden is looking alot better.

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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

Lost Dog Needs Your Help

Shelby, a tan colored shepherd-mix dog, went missing from the parking lot located at 885 E. 222nd St. on April 12. There have been several unconfirmed sightings between Euclid and North Collinwood, but the dog is still at-large. Shelby is a friendly dog, but very scared. If you see her, please contact 440-497-0702 immediately so she can be reunited with her family. There is a $200 reward being offered for the dog's safe return.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

Cleveland Water's 2018 Water Quality Report Now Available

At Cleveland Water, we know our drinking water is essential to the quality of life of more than 1.4 million people in 80 communities. That’s why we are committed to providing our customers with safe, high-quality, drinking water that is available at the turn of a tap any hour of the day.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

2019 Neighborhood Resources

Dear Residents,


In my last eNews update, I told you about changes to come at our newly rebranded Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers (NRRCs). I am pleased to announce that registration for the City of Cleveland's expanded summer programming at our NRRCs is now open. All of these programs are free.

Earlier this week, Cleveland City Council passed the legislation necessary for this important step forward. The City’s 22 Neighborhood Resource & Recreation Centers will offer expanded intergenerational programming. Registration for Summer 2019 programs is available by completing a registration form in person at one of the NRRCs or online by clicking here. Some class sizes are limited. Early registration is recommended.

So what do these changes mean for you? My goal is for our NRRCs, in collaboration with my Office of Prevention, Intervention and Opportunity for Youth & Young Adults, to provide better intergenerational programming that expands the scope of opportunity available to our residents - especially our youth and young adults. These enhanced programs strategically transition away from traditionally sports-based offerings to programming aimed at giving youth a stronger foundation for success later in life. 

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

The Ghoul

 Born in 1949, Ronald Sweed was the only child of Robert and Irene Sweed, growing up at 1964 Idlehurst Drive. In 1963 he and some friends would attend a showing of "Dr Silkini and his Frankenstein Show" at a local theater. A combination of live act with skits and showing of old monster movies much in the style of local Ernie Anderson's Ghoulardi Show on WJW TV-8 that Ron enjoyed.  In the alley after the show they found a pitched trunk with a gorilla suit in it. He wound up taking the suit and wearing it home. In July of that year he'd heard Anderson would be attending Euclid Beach Park's Coca-Cola Day to do a promotional appearance. Sweed decided to show up in the gorilla suit where after Anderson having seen him got him up on stage and incorporated him as part of his act. Soon afterwards Anderson took him on as an intern helping with bits and other chores with the show. At age 14, misusing his station's credentials, he was able to meet the Beatles at a press conference held at their downtown hotel prior to their concert at Municipal Stadium. The Ghoulardi Show ran from 1961 to 1966 when Anderson left for Los Angeles finding a lucrative career doing voice over work. The slot and format of the show would continue as Houlihan and Big Chuck, who had worked with Anderson on the show with Sweed continuing on as an intern.

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

Beach Club Bistro Serves 10th Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed Beach Club Bistro to David Simpson Hospice House for an April Meal to Remember. The program invites Cleveland’s top chefs to participate in providing a meaningful dinner together for patients and their families. All of the food and culinary talent are donated by the restaurant. This marked the 10th dinner owner Greg Jurcisin and the culinary staff at Beach Club Bistro have generously donated, prepared and served since the program’s inception!

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

95 Year-old Local Repairman still on Job and with many Stories to Tell

One of Euclid's best kept secrets is electronics repairman Ernie Hirsh, age 95, who works most days a week in his shop in the 500 block of East 185th Street, as he has since 1958.   Ernie is attuned to all things tv and recalls that he saw on Channel 8 that the next total eclipse of the sun viewable in North America will occur on April 8, 2024, Ernie's 100th birthday.  So special will this day be, and so robust Ernie feels at present that he is confident he will be able to view that eclipse. 

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Volume 11, Issue 5, Posted 10:48 AM, 05.05.2019

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

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

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

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

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

The Standard: Make The Standard your New Standard

One of the perks of our job running NEOFOODIES is we get heads up on any new restaurants or when a restaurant comes under new ownership.  When that happens,  we feel it’s our duty to check them out for our readers. This review comes from 2 different perspectives, 1) As owner & Administrator of NEOFOODIES & 2) As an artist who works on Waterloo. The latter is just as important as the former because Waterloo is lined up & down the street with a thriving arts & culture scene all looking for where to eat.

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Volume 11, Issue 3, Posted 2:52 PM, 03.10.2019