Driving from South Collinwood over to the East 185th area I thought about the dichotomy of economics in Cleveland. The quick shift from burned down apartment buildings to quaint houses and welcoming bars and cafes on East 185th Street is jarring. Cleveland has been listed in several articles across the United States as a member of economically segregated cities. A new publication by Kate Wallis at Center for Community Solutions blamed the color of one’s skin as the primary factor for Cleveland’s segregation problems; however, there are many other contributing factors that cause the socioeconomic segregation. Cleveland neighborhood residents can each provide a story about why they think Cleveland’s dichotomous economic state of affairs exist. There are deep, emotional stories that speak deeper than race and live among our communities to help understand a person’s individual socio-economic struggles. We lose the opportunity to understand human relationships when we hang our hat on race and call it a day.
The average car has around 30,000 parts, and I only know what like 10 of them actually do. I have many skills but mechanics was never one of them, that’s why I take my car to Rich, my car doctor, saying “she’s not sounding too good, so let’s see Rich for a checkup”, and he never let’s me down.
Rich Ziegler has been the owner of Master Mechanical on East 200th St. for as long as I can remember, and has taken care of every car I’ve had from 16yrs old to my now 37yrs old, including getting my old car ready to drive across the country to Seattle.
Baker Chocolate Whips
Birth certificates, drivers licenses, and social security cards are valuable documents we all need to rent a house, to turn on our utilities, to attend school, and so much more. There is a technology called blockchain that can allow all of us to save our documents safely online. This system called blockchain can protect our information from hackers, ensure privacy, while allowing us unlimited use of our information to our best benefit. With blockchain, we all have the ability to provide permission to others, like caseworkers and employers, to view our information for the purpose of receiving and renewing services, seeking employment, and enrolling/re-enrolling in school. With this secured viewing of our documents, we control access to our documents, while having the capacity to share the same documents for multiple purposes. The ability to share the same documents in multiple directions creates the power to pursue our goals for ourselves, our children, and our community.
2018 CHRISTMAS REGISTRATION DATES (5 DAYS ONLY TO REGISTER !!!!!)
(Courtesy of Guest Columnist Paolo Guerreri, manager, Alesci’s of Shoregate)
Cleveland, Ohio – Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County (CFACC) welcomes Tricia Kuivinen as the new Executive Director. Kuivinen’s first day with CFACC will be Monday, October 29, 2018.
In November of 1918 an armistice was signed to bring to an end to World War I better known as “the war to end all wars.” The armistice was signed between the Western Allies and Germany to bring about the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front and took effect at the "eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month" of 1918.
In November 1919, President Wilson, proclaimed the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words, "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
November 11th signifies the ending of hostilities in 1918. Unfortunately, we have been involved in far too many more wars and conflicts since 1918. Since that first commemoration till today it is a way of honoring ALL VETERANS who “volunteered to boldly defend and valiantly preserve our Nation’s liberties and freedoms.” The American Veteran should always be seen as the model of true heroism, service and sacrifice. Our Veterans are separated by the generations from the time our Country was founded to today and yet these same men and women are a testament to the inherent spirit of patriotism.
I would like to think that “Greater” signifies not only its enormous area (all of Collinwood, Nottingham Village and Euclid Green) but how much greater Collinwood is going to become with its leadership.
The handover meeting last Thursday, at the Rec Center, was chaired by Scott Mills, president of the Northeast Shores board, introducing Jamar Doyle, GCDC’s executive director. GCDC has a staff of 13 (including Camille Maxwell, Carly Lovely and Jamie Baker from NSDC), with offices at 15614 Saint Clair and multiple programs at Five Pointe Community Center on E152. NSDC is now represented by New Village Corp, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Neighborhood Progress, Inc. (NPI), that develops real estate projects in joint ventures with community-based development corporations and private investors – a relationship designed to market the troubled LaSalle.
Jamar came to Collinwood from St. Clair Superior DevCorp, where he was Associate Director, and has a BA in Urban Studies and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh, plus an MA from CSU in Urban Planning, Design and Development. He also has a lot of energy and a talent for listening, both of which he will need. And visions: of Collinwood as a transit corridor carrying suburbanites from the Heights to the lake, from the eastern suburbs to downtown – suppose we turn those corridors into billboards advertising Collinwood’s easily reached attractions; already, an audience member testified, her Beachwood friends are enchanted by the restaurants on E185. And Five Points, which was a serious shopping center, back in the day; it still has assets – all those municipal buildings, and empty buildings instead of empty lots – materials to work with.
James E. DeGeronimo, Sr. (Business)
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Evening Performances Oct. 12,13,19,and 20 at 7:30 PM
Sunday Matinees: Oct. 14 and 21 at 2:00 PM
Shore Cultural Centre, 291 East 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio
Intersections of 222nd Street, Babbitt Road & Lake Shore Blvd.
Tickets in advance: Adult $15.00(Over 60/Under 17- $13.00)
At the door: Adult $17.00( Over 60/Under 17 - $15.00)
Groups of 20 or more Reserved Seating
For tickets call 216-219-3630 or 216-289-8578
Kudos and THANK YOU to each and every neighbor who made the 2nd annual Collinwood Community Potluck a success in early August! From the delicious homemade dishes to the scrumptious local restaurant fare, we came together to feed over 150 people and are still feeding more neighbors – through the non-perishable food donation drive we set up at Euclid Beach Park.
Over the past few years, Little Free Libraries popped up in our neighborhood thanks to caring stewards and the understood importance of literacy. Now, there is a new way to give and take – everything from little toys to non-perishable food, from toiletries to notes of positivity, and yes, even books.
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Voters have many important decisions to make in the November 6th General Election. There are federal, state, county and judicial candidates on the ballot. There will also be state and local issues to be decided by voters.
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On July 1st a bold step was taken toward realizing the vision of a united Collinwood community development corporation (CDC). The board of the Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation voted in June to expand their service area to incorporate the entire North Shore Collinwood area and the Euclid Green neighborhood.
Former staff members of Northeast Shores have joined the dedicated staff of Collinwood Nottingham Villages Development Corporation and will continue their work with residents and businesses in North Shore Collinwood and throughout our community. Ms. Camille Maxwell will serve as Senior Director, focusing on Real Estate Development and Business Engagement. Ms. Carly Lovely will continue her work as Project Coordinator, maintaining her outreach efforts with various community groups. Lastly, Ms. Jamie Baker, who joins the team with extensive grant writing experience, will lead grant writing efforts and funding diversification. In total there will be thirteen staff members to service the needs of the greater community.
By expanding the service area, our unified boundaries will now extend from the lakefront, south to the Cleveland/ Euclid/South Euclid border, and extend east from E. 131st Street to Cleveland/Euclid border at East 200th Street. We will now serve over 35,000 residents who live in this area, which also includes seven commercial districts and four industrial corridors.
Our new efforts will provide all of the services CDCs are expected to provide to residents and local businesses alike: support to block clubs, civic organizations and neighborhood groups; business attraction, retention and engagement; neighborhood planning and development services; housing redevelopment; arts-based redevelopment initiatives, creative placemaking efforts, and neighborhood planning.
Without generous donations and a grant match from Cleveland Climate Action Fund the Art of Nature summer program at Collinwood Friends Garden would not have been possible! THANK YOU!
With the funds, we were able to employ high school students from Cleveland School of the Arts to plant and maintain a portion of the Collinwood Friends Garden. They participated in the Garden Walk Cleveland event and in October they will participate in the Freshtober cooking contest at Tri-C. They are well prepared this year since they were able to take cooking classes from Chef Kayla Wiley. A digital copy of the recipes they learned will be available at www.facebook.com/collinwoodfriendsgarden.
Students also participated in painting classes. This was a launch for a special project from the kitchens of CMSD- CSA students will donate paintings promoting healhy eating to elementary school cafeterias across the district.
Thanks for the great response to our advertisement in the July issue about our free Technology Workshop to learn to fix computers. It seems that many of you are having a fun summer and just can’t get to the Collinwood Recreation Center from 3-5pm on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday, but your questions and interest are great. We thought this month we would answer your questions.
Dr. Lee Rosen, PHD, Class of 1965
Would you like to volunteer close to home where you can make a meaningful difference to families in the community? Hospice of the Western Reserve, a nonprofit organization that helps families through one of life’s most difficult times, is seeking caring people who want to give back to others by becoming a hands-on care volunteer. New volunteers are needed to join the hospice team to provide compassionate support and comfort to patients and families at David Simpson Hospice House, the inpatient care unit on E. 185th Street in Collinwood.
Combining Blockchain with Ancient Incan Technology Local Latina Grandmother Fights Child Homelessness
The CAMHP Foundation and EPCT (Economic and Applied Psychoanalytic Chain Technologies) are currently setting up a partnership with Cuyahoga County to operate a one-year pilot project to test the use of blockchain technology and its ability to increase the quality of life while stimulating the local economy. It is this joint task force’s belief that EPCT’s eKhipu platform will provide consumers access to self-manage and navigate their personal data in a financially beneficial manner.
EPCT’s eKhipu platform is a consumer-driven and controlled personal technological depository and database. It is designed and tested by those with firsthand experience utilizing benefits to aid in the development and recovery of a consumer’s relative economic stability. The eKhipu platform’s value is in the support of a consumer’s collaborative work with his/her/their socio-economic environment. Such collaboration has the capacity to financially engage in a more beneficial manner with this socio-economic environment regardless of income or status.
The purpose of this pilot program is to help those currently at-risk or in crisis as well as to test the use of the technology to escalate or maintain public benefits participants’ economic rigor. “Economic rigor” is a concept defined by the Foundation’s matriarch Danielle Dronet as “the personal courage and endurance to effectively evaluate, develop, and manage personal finances over time”. Along with this, the program aims to decrease the following: homelessness (esp. among youth and families), workload for county employees, complaints against county employees, and redundancy in county work duties. Concurrently it also endeavors to increase: healthy positive relationships between county employees, public benefits recipients, and their government; attraction to the area as a potential residency/business location; and county revenue -along with many other exciting prospects.
Silhouette Productions would like to thank all Volunteers, Donators, Hole Sponsors, Golfers, Entertainment, Briardale Greens and their professional Staff for making this event a success.
(Q&A with Brian Schaffran, owner, Skidmark Garage, a community motorcycle garage)
(Q&A with John Willett, Strongsville High School and Polaris Career Center graduating senior)
Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 3-5pm through August 24th the Collinwood Recreation Center is hosting a free hands on experience where high school students can learn to rebuild computers. Industry needs computer technicians who understand how to maintain systems and the non-profit organization, Classrooms to Corporations, is conducting the FREE technology workshop for up to 12 high school students. While the initial goal is to teach students how to refurbish computers, the long-term goal is to see which students have the aptitude, desire, and discipline to enter a more formalized FREE licensing process which can lead to internships and future employment. Come check us out and bring a friend. Wanna rule the world? Learning about computers is a good start! For more information call Gary Minadeo, 440-840-6164.
Children’s Garden is Planted & Ready to Water at Memorial Nottingham Library!
Please join us on Sunday, August 5th from 4-7pm at the Euclid Beach Park pavilion for the second (and best ever) Collinwood Community Potluck!
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.
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.
For several years, employees from Forest City have generously donated many hours of their time and talent to complete a variety of volunteer projects at Hospice of the Western Reserve. The volunteer projects are part of the organization’s annual Community Day and provide a way to give back to the local community.
In 2016 an Arkansas woman saw a need in her community and recognized her own power to help address it. This woman began the Little Free Pantry project, which has spread to Akron and Berea, and thanks to an awesome collaboration, now Cleveland through ‘Give Box CLE’.
Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (CNCM) is relocating the site of our ministries from 15706 St. Clair Ave. to the Five Pointe Community Center on E. 152nd St on the 1st of August, 2018.
On Thursday, May 10, 2018, HGR had the honor of presenting the 2018 HGR Industrial Surplus S.T.E.M. Scholarship to Evan Ritchey, a Euclid High School senior.
On Fri, June 29 2018, at 7:00 pm, The Collinwood Slovenian Home is having a fundraiser that will be a fun time for everyone.
A group of community members are working together to support a literacy initiative—Little Free Library Neighborhood(LFL)-- that began in Slavic Village with support for WKYC’s, Margaret Bernstein, Director of Advocacy and Community Initiatives. Because of its success, it is now expanding to three additional neighborhoods, Hough, Central and Collinwood. The focus is to show the importance of reading at community events, the library and neighborhood schools and other institutions in the neighborhood. In addition, the community focuses on being a Little Free Library Neighborhood, where Little Free Library (places where people can pick up free books to read). The Collinwood Neighborhood currently has several Little Free Libraries in the community but can always use more. This initiative hopes to increase the number, provide upkeep and re-stocking existing ones and create programming to support literacy by providing books for children, families and people.
By Magnolia Peters
The Spring selling season is upon us and homes are selling quickly! If youre thinking of selling now is the perfect time.
If you haven’t been down East 152nd Street lately, you might not know that they’ve torn down Fanny’s Restaurant. Shuttered for the last 11 years, it closed due to a huge back tax debt. It was this debt and the lien on the property that also complicated any purchase from potential buyers.
Today, most companies seeking to hire new employees require job-seekers to apply for positions on-line. The person applying must navigate a website, upload a digital copy of their resume, and have an e-mail address. Imagine what going through this process means to someone who is not computer savvy or simply does not own a computer at home? Finding a job without access to a computer, Internet, and e-mail can be nearly impossible, but, with the help of the staff of the Collinwood Branch at Cleveland Public Library and access to their public computers, patrons are turning the impossible into something achievable.
Beachland Park is excited to be having their Second Night Market on Saturday, June 9th, the Night Market starts at 5:00 P.M. ending at 9:00 P.M. Join us at beautiful Beachland Park, bring a cooler, enjoy the sunset, food by Charissa, live entertainment and wonderful venors. Included in the vendors are Paparaazi Jewelry, Lake Erie Monster Gems/Out of Our Minds Furniture, Zombies by Lily, LipSense, Thirty-one, Younique and many more!! We still have room for craft/homemade vendors so if anyone is interested you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, spaces are $20. Join us for a wonderful evening of shopping on Lake Erie!! Street parking available on Canterbury, Landseer and Windward.
Now in its seventh year, Hospice of the Western Reserve's 2018 Walk to Remember presented by Huntington Bank is the nonprofit agency’s largest fundraiser of the year. Scheduled for Sunday, June 10 at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, the event is open to anyone wanting to celebrate the memory of loved ones and make a difference in the lives of those living with serious illness.
County Councilman Michael J. Houser public service career has spanned from the local, state and national level. Houser served as Special Assistant to Cuyahoga County Chief of Staff where he gained extensive experience in County government.
During his time as Special Assistant, Councilman Houser who is a champion for Voting Rights led the Countywide Civic and Voter engagement initiative and created the Youth Summit entitled "Your Voice Matters" that teaches students the importance of community involvement, as well as how, when and where to vote. Houser stood up to protect our most vulnerable population by helping to led the County's faith-based infant mortality reduction initiative in partnership with First Year Cleveland. Houser also remains an advocate for those in need of a second chance at life, though his work speaking at local correctional institutes and creating an event that focuses on at-risk youth and access to jobs for the formally incarcerated called "Choices and Consequences.”
Prior to his role with the County, Houser worked as an Educational Specialist for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Cleveland, Campaign Staffer for U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, in the D.C office of Congressman Tim Ryan and a Field Organizer for the We Are Ohio campaign, the coalition led by organized labor to overturn attacks on collective bargaining rights.
Councilman Houser currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Boys and Girls Club of Cleveland Bridge Board and E.F. Boyd & Son advisory board.
Dear Friends and Neighbors:
Have you ever wonder what it takes to make clean drinking water? How does the water get from Lake Erie to your home? What chemicals are used to process water from start to finish? On May 12th, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., these questions along with many others can be answered by our dedicated Cleveland Water employees, when you join us for our Drinking Water Open House at the Garrett A. Morgan Water Treatment Plant, 1245 West 45th Street, Cleveland, Ohio 44102.
The Euclid Beach Snack bar AKA LAdy's Kitchen, located within the park is opening May 11th and the hours of operation are Tuesday - Saturday 4pm- 8pm. The snack bar offers a variety of traditional foods like hotdogs,hamburgers,fries, polish boys plus the addition of quesadillas, fish and ribs ( on occassion). In addition, we offer free hot dogs to the kids on Wednesdays and seniors on Thursdays, "Cater your Picnic" which is just what it says, pre order your food eliminating the fuss so that you can just relax and enjoy your day, we also plan on having various events such as card parties on Saturday and Sunday with fish fry included, car and motorcycle shows, variuos gospel events and we invite the community to offer suggestions.
Shepherd received her bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Akron in 2009, her master's degree in law from Champlain College in 2012, and her Ph.D. in leadership/business psychology from the Chicago Professional School of Psychology in 2016. Shepherd has a certification in cross-cultural management. Shepherd's professional experience includes owning two small businesses: Nicroix Consulting and Property Management and Gecon Supply Company LLC. She has also worked as the vice president of G.E. Construction Company. She was a student affiliate of the American Psychological Association and a committee member of the Advisory Board of the African American Community Chamber of Commerce.
Meet the Candidate: House District 10 State Representative