Join the Coit Road Farmers’ Market at the Slovenian Workman's Home on Monday, October 10 at 6:00PM for an evening of fine eating with local chefs, live music by Bert Dennis and friends, raffles and more. The Home is located at 15335 Waterloo Rd. Help Cleveland’s oldest farmers’ market with its mission to supply heathy local food to the community. Tickets for $35 per person are available at the Market or online at www.coitmarket.org
The Collinwood Slovenian Home, located at 15810 Holmes Avenue, is having their annual Clam Bake!
Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) will host an open house from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 15, at its Metropolitan Campus, located at 2900 Community College Ave. in Cleveland.
Collinwood Slovenian Home
15810 Holmes Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44110
JOIN US FOR A FUN FILLED AFTERNOON…
BID ON A VARIETY OF PURSES…
AND SEE WHAT’S INSIDE.
Sunday, September 25, 2016 2PM to 5PM
COMPLEMENTARY FOOD & FUN
Call 216-681-6649 For More Information
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COLLINWOOD SLOVENIAN HOME
Do you think you have what it takes to be crowned the Craziest Cat Person? You can prove your feline dedication all while benefitting the Waterloo Alley Cat Project and Tails From The City; two local organizations that work endlessly to provide medical care, food and shelter for area homeless cats. Saturday, September 17 will be the Crazy Cat People Party at The Millard Filmore Bar (15617 Waterloo Road) from 7pm-10pm. Admission is free, but donations of cat food and litter is greatly appreciated. There will be a small registration fee to enter the Craziest Cat Person contest which can be done at the Filmore that evening. Wear ALL of your cat gear: shirts, hats, jewelry, shoes...you name it! Guests will cheer loudest for the craziest cat person. Winner will receive a basket of goodies as well as the title of Craziest Cat Person! Several raffle prizes will be available to bid on from various local merchants. All monetary profits will go directly to help care for Cleveland area cats in need. Wearing cat clothes and accessories is not mandatory to enjoy the fun and help kitties.
BlabOnAir re-launches "On-Air" programming near Euclid Ohio. BlabOnAir Communications (formerly of Lakewood Ohio) brings numerous programs to Chandler Park, blocks from the Euclid Border. Maintaining 1400 sq ft of space, BlabOnAir is poised to be a major contributor to Businesses,Organizations and Schools alike. With five (5) converted offices, 12 cubicles (each outfitted with a Mac or Windows-Based computer), sufficient High-Speed Internet and other useable real estate, our entry into this region will be a huge success for all involved. Below are some of the services BlabOnAir Communications will provide:
Siggy’s Village will offer a lavender soap making class on Saturday, September 3rd from 12pm-2pm. The class will teach community members the process of making lavender scented soap from start to finish. Participants will be involved in the process of creating the soap and can take their finished piece of lavender soap with them to enjoy at home. There are 15 spots available for the class, and those spots will be filled on a first come first serve basis. Anyone is welcome to come participate in this class free of charge.
I wish to publicly thank our Veterans and all those who participated in and attended the dedication of Veteran’s Park on the afternoon of Sunday, June 12, 2016. It was a beautiful day for this and I appreciate the support, as does, I am sure, the Councilman.
Do you need a birth certificate or an ID to vote, obtain credit or a driver’s license? Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is starting a program whereby persons who need a birth certificate or an ID can obtain a voucherto acquire one or both of these documents, free of charge.
Please join us as we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of a Historic Rescue By Garrett A Morgan and the workers who laid the groundwork for our water service today. Free to all.
Come to our economic class at Siggy’s Village and rehabilitate your finances! Our first class is on Saturday, August 27th from 10am-11:30am. We’re here to help you work toward financial stability! Reserve your spot early!
Siggy's Village is hosting its first Spoken Originals Poetry Slam on Saturday, August 20th at 5:00pm. The poetry slam was created by the Written Originals Writing Center. Teens and adults have the chance to be apart of a growing poetry community. Our first poetry slam will also be used to raise funds and supplies for the writing center to help kids with free tutoring in Collinwood! We are taking supply donations such as bookbags, pens, pencils, folders, notebooks, index cards, etc.
Bring the family, experience new art, stroll the street and meet the folks making North Collinwood a destination for arts and entertainment during this month's Walk All Over Waterloo on August 5th. The following are some of the great things happening this month. For more information, visit the Waterloo Arts District's Facebook page!
Heroin use and heroin related deaths are steadily rising in Ohio. Twenty-three people on average in Ohio are dying from heroin overdoses weekly.
We're still working on our Collinwood School Fire Memorial Garden!
The Friends of Euclid Creek (FOEC), a grass-roots, non-profit charitable organization which advocates for the health of the Euclid Creek watershed, is pleased to announce its third annual Day in the Life of Euclid Creek event on Saturday, July 16th from 9am to 2:30pm. The event provides a snapshot of a typical day in Euclid Creek, highlighting water quality in an urban watershed through monitoring, macroinvertebrate sampling, and electrofishing. Come learn about how monitoring, restoration efforts, and green infrastructure help keep the water clean!
Do you need a birth certificate or an ID to vote, obtain credit or a driver’s license? Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is starting a program whereby persons who need a birth certificate or an ID can obtain a voucher to acquire one or both of these documents, free of charge.
Ten years ago, Kiddie City began servicing the community in a small building on 200th Street in Euclid with about 20 children and 5 staff members. Four years later, Kiddie City expanded to a second building and was able to service more children and hire more teachers. Today, Kiddie City is operating with 9 classrooms, over 40 staff members, and over 100 children!
The Beachland Flea is coming on July 16th and 17th! There will be over 50 vendors with food, direct sales and handmade items. Congin's will be here and on Sunday we will have the Barrio Taco Truck. The Flea will start at 10:00 a.m. and close up at 3:00 p.m. Parking is on Canterbury, Landseer and Windward and the vendors will be set up near the pavilion on Canterbury. Please come on down for a bite to eat and some shopping! For more information on The Beachland Flea you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out our Facebook event page, Beachland Park Flea and Rummage Sale.
Customers will see Stormwater Fees return to bills beginning July-September; informational workshops to provide program and credit information to Sewer District customers.
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will host a series of informational meetings to help customers understand more about the Regional Stormwater Management Program and how to apply for an Individual Residential Property Credit.
The 4H Club, The Life of the Amazing Bloomers, is made up of kids living the Collinwood Neighborhood. The students plan to grow, produce, and sell products as a part of the Siggy’s Village located at 15416 Saranac Rd, which is opening in June 2016. They’ve decided to use the abbreviation, GPS to promote their group. “We are driving the community forward”, one of the members said while we all sat together and discussed plans and a timeline.
Do you want to learn how to cook some of your favorite foods and eat your creation? Come join us on
Do you have a criminal record holding you back? If so, is Northeast Shores has an opportunity for you to clear your record for FREE. On Saturday, July 30th from 2 pm to 5 pm at 317 E. 156th St., a team of lawyers will conduct interviews and check eligibility for an expungement. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660 or email@example.com
Would you like to learn the Slovenian language? Would you like to ontinue what you learned as a child? Do you speak some Slovenian but would like to learn more? Would you like to visit Slovenia and be able to converse with the people?
A number of St. Vitus Adult Slvenian school students have already been to Slovenia, met relatives, and were able to use their knowledge of the language.
Classes wll start again in September with three levels -- beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Classes meet every other Saturday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Textbooks are from Slovenia. There is a short coffee break and lots of community feeling. Location is at St. Martin de Porres High School, 6111 Lausche Avenue (formerly St. Vitus School).
Tuition is low -- $50.00 a semester. Textbooks are purchased separately from the instructor.
For information, call Lillian at 216.289.7253 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Majda at 440.255.1178 (email@example.com).
Celebrate the music of the late polka legend and Collinwood native Eddie “Hambone” Habat as the Jeff Pecon Orchestra appears with guest accordionists Fred Kuhar and Walter Ostanek, Canada’s Polka King, at SNPJ Farm in Kirtland, Ohio, Sunday, August 7, 2016.
On June 18 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm the E. 185th merchants will put out tables and give away, lollipops, the cycling community will gather in the old Chevy lot for a bike rodeo and safety lessons, the Walk&Roll people will energize the sidewalks – join your neighbors for exercise, sidewalk-sharing and maybe an occasional bargain. Contact Julia at NSDC to help with prizes, and to volunteer to help with planning the event and day of, including being bike ride leaders -firstname.lastname@example.org. To find out more, contact the E. 185 Merchants Association:WalkAndRollE185@gmail.com; or Barbara Liddell: (216) 242-9087; Sandra McKinney: (216) 925-2937.
Looking for a camp to meet the needs of a grieving child or teen? Hospice of the Western Reserve offers camps and events in several convenient Northern Ohio locations to help children share their feelings and ask questions in a safe, supportive environment. A variety of activities are led by trained grief support professionals experienced in working with children. Planned activities encourage memories, coping skills and the expression of feelings.
Bring the whole family to the Collinwood Community Festival & Free Health Walk! The festival will include free health screenings, arts and crafts, mobile gaming truck, music, and interactive fun. The event allows organizations to give back to the community while allowing community members to discover new resources available in the Collinwood neighborhood. Bounce houses, concession stands, CPD and EMS reps and much more will be there for your amusement and education. Backpacks and schools supplies will be distributed while supplies last (registration via eventbrite is required).
Healthy Parenting, hosted by CAMHP Foundation and Siggy's Village, will begin July 9th at 10am until 10:30am Saturdays at Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries located at 15706 St Clair Ave, Cleveland, OH 44110. There will be multiple discussion groups:
CAMHP, Center for Advanced Mental Health Practice, is providing community groups for domestic violence, mental health, foster parent support, bereavement, and drug and alcohol.
Mondays at 6:30pm: Mental Health
Wednesday at 6:30pm: Bereavement, Drug and Alcohol
Saturday at 10:00am: Foster Parent Support
Domestic Violence: For more information please contact Danielle Dronet at (216) 501-1730
For more information please visit:
Please note if groups or times change they will be further reported in the Collinwood Observer.
Citizen Circles are groups of community members committed to helping offenders make the transition from “offender to citizen”. They create partnerships that promote positive social interactions and accountability to help offenders become productive citizens.
Offenders and their families develop relationships with community members and jointly develop a plan to help the offender re- integrate into society. An important part of this re- entry process is the communication to them that their debt has been paid and the community is willing to accept them as a restored citizen.
How do Citizen Circles work?
Offenders seek involvement of their own free will.
Circles focus on the future rather than the past.
Circles create an environment aimed at fostering acceptance and for using on the
individual’s personal strengths.
We need your involvement as an ordinary citizen to help make this happen. If you are interested in participating in a circle, please contact Sr. Madeline Muler at email@example.com or 216.408.0214.
Registration is now open for Hospice of the Western Reserve's 2016 Walk to Remember, sponsored by FirstMerit Bank. Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist Leon Bibb of WEWS-TV, Channel 5, is this year’s Master of Ceremonies.
What do slime, worms, and robots have in common? Students had an opportunity to make them all at Memorial's Family Science Night. Students worked closely with teachers and special presenters all the way from the COSI Science Center all the way in Columbus. Students had a change to create polymers, investigate germs with blacklights, and program robots. Who know learning could so much fun!
Siggy’s Village will soon be opening the Siggy’s Village Market, located on Saranac, and Community Garden, located on East 154th, to the public! We are very excited to share our progress with the Collinwood community. Our Market will feature Siggy’s Foodbank, local farmers, and chefs and bakers in the community. The market will open on June 1st and will feature buying options such as EBT, credit card, and debit card. For safety reasons, we will not carry cash on site.
Playwrights Local 4181 announces the world premiere of Cleveland-based writer Les Hunter’s To the Orchard. Directed by Dale Heinen, the play runs May 27 through June 5 at Waterloo Arts in North Collinwood and June 10 through 12 at Dobama Theatre in Cleveland Heights. This is the first full production for Playwrights Local, a 501(c)(3) company whose recent presentations include the 2015 Cleveland Playwrights Festival.
Popular Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Sale Offers Wide Selection Of Garden Plants May 12, 13 And 14, 10 Am To 4 Pm
Gardening season is bustin’ out all over, and there’s no better way to stock up on plants than at the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse Sale on May 12, 13 and 14 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. One of the primary gardening organizations participating in this annual event is Gardeners of Greater Cleveland, which offers both hand selected nursery plants and cuttings grown by the club’s members.
Please join us and hundreds of Cleveland youth for the 2016 National Public Works
& Safety Week Open House, where City of Cleveland public works and safety
professionals provide a glimpse into their careers. The demonstrations and exhibits will be captivating, fun and educational.
This year’s theme is “Sustaining the Future for You.” Our very own experts will talk about the work they’re doing today and highlight the planning and sustainable practices that ensure a good quality of life for future generations.
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
Where: Division of Water Pollution Control, 12302 Kirby Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44108
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (Opening Ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.)
RSVP: Contact Yalinda Moore at WPC, (216) 420-7637 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date!
Walk & Roll E 185
Parade - Sidewalk Sale - Cycle Celebration
Saturday, June 18 10:00am-2:00pm
Visit us on Facebook or email WalkAndRollE185@gmail.com
June 18th, we are celebrating biking, and getting active. Highlights of the event include a bike rodeo, bike safety, and group bike rides. We are also looking for prizes. We are in need of volunteers to help with planning the event and day of, including being bike ride leaders. This event will be alongside Walk and Role on 185th Street. As a secondary note, we’re hoping to get support from residents and stakeholders for approving a bike lane on Lakeshore Blvd.
This year we are GreenUp Cleveland’s flagship neighborhood, and on May 7th, from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. there will be a large scale neighborhood cleanup. GreenUp Cleveland is bringing volunteers and resources into the neighborhood to help make this event really big. We are looking for resident groups, churches, schools, and institutions to come out and help pick up trash in the neighborhood. There will be a post cleanup celebration. If your group would like to get involved or to register, please call Jullia at 216.481.7660.
The Slovenian Workmen's Home, located in the Waterloo Arts District at 15335 Waterloo Road, holds a Polka Dance every Sunday. It has been said that their "Waterloo Ballroom" has the best wooden dance floor in town. It is called a Polka Dance but the bands also play jitterbugs, fox trot, tango, electric slide, etc. Doors open at 2:00 PM with music from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM for your listening and dancing enjoyment. Admission is only $10.00 per person. A cash bar is available along with sandwiches consisting of sausages from our local meat markets. Reservations for tables of eight or more are available by calling 216/481-5378 before the Sunday requested. The following is a listing of the scheduled bands:
Come join us for our Collinwood Spring Fling. Come sign up for Spring programs and camp forbes at the Collinwood Recreation Center, 16300 lakeshore boulevard, Saturday, April 23, 2016, from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.
Food, neighborhood information, Fun activities and Meet and greet with Councilman Polensek And Commander Hill. Vendors welcome. Help showcase neighborhood services and organizations. Stop in at recreation center for forms.
Non-profit organizations $10.00 / table
Vendors selling items $15.00 / table
No sales of food allowed, cash or money order to be paid with application.
Application includes “free” membership at recreation center
To benefit the friends of collinwood recreation advisory board call Tierra at (216) 420-8323
Annual sports banquet fundraiser to be held on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Blue breeze,
16826 lakeshore boulevard,Cleveland, oh 44110, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Tickets: $20.00 per person
Make checks out to “collinwood recreation”
Tickets good for food and non-alcoholic beverages
Proceeds from ticket sales and raffle go for food, refreshments, trophies and certificates for our sports teams who have worked and played their best this past year.
For ticket information please contact Tierra Biggers at the recreation center at (216) 420-8323, Or Mary Louise Daley in Councilman Polensek’s office at (216) 664-4236.
Come & celebrate Collinwood Recreation with food, fun, friendship and a raffle or two!!!!
March 17, 2016 marked yet another great St. Patrick Day on E. 185th along with the city of Cleveland.
Along with St. Patrick celebrations, there brought on a more serious matter of childhood cancers, hence the St. Baldrics event
Held this year again at Cebar's Euclid Tavern, St. Baldricks is the foundation that shaves peoples hair off to mimic kids going through chemotherapy treatment. This year marked a very personal and endearing moment at Cebar's when a patron, Mary Ann Borris, thinking that a goal of $500 was a little unattainable , stepped up and pledged that very amount to shave all of her hair off. This pledge was made in January of 2016. Two months later and a few week away from the event, Mary Ann, unfortunately, found out that she has cancer.
So with determination and a very strong sense of accomplishment, Cebar's Euclid Tavern Shave to Raise event took on a whole new animal. Starting at 1 pm and ending at 7 pm, online contributions started coming in at $237. Before 7 pm the event was well over the $500 mark and getting close to doubling the pledge. People from everywhere were donating online and in the bar. The luck of the irish was certainly with us that day!
In all 2 Barbers, Susan M. Brandt from Beachland Hair and Joe LaMarca from LaMarca Family Barber Shop, braved the shaves along with about 10 heads and lots of donations! Thanks to Cebar's Euclid Tavern for hosting Lisko Beauty and Barber Supply for the chair and supplies, and all the donation made by the patrons at Cebar's Euclid Tavern! See you next year!
Summit Racing Equipment I-X Piston Powered Auto-Rama Presented by Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Centers present: The Miss Piston Powered Cleveland Auto-Rama Pin-Up 2016 Classic 40s/50s Pin-Up Contest in Cleveland, Ohio!
March 18 thru March 20 Cleveland Car enthusiast were treated to the 50 th Anniversary of the Piston Power Autorama, held at the Cleveland IX Center. Planes Traines and Automobiles converged on the ix floor for 3 days of contest, viewing and pure admiration for well kept machinery, that some, in earlier days ,may have been in a scrap yard.
Along with all the fine machinery was The 2016 Piston Power Pin Up Compitition, which included 27 girls from all over the United States, vieing for the grand prise,($$$$$) tiara and sash. Included in this were Dogg Paws Salon owner Jeni King, as a contestant, Bella Sin as a judge, and Susan M. Brandt, from Beachland Hair Designs, sponsoring and helping out with hair and make up.
Wardrobe fitting into 20s-60s style only. Clothing did not need to be vintage, but it is best to have a retro feel to your wardrobe.
A few question asked by the emcee, ie whats your favorite car? what or who is your favorite musician ? where are you from ect ect ect... and also on Hair and Makeup.
The returning 2015 Miss Piston Powered Auto-Rama along with John Shapiro of Cruisin' Times Magazine emceed the event. Event Coordinator was Miss Pearl Caprice (Hot Rod Girl Pearl).
Spring has just arrived, but some folks in Collinwood are already thinking ahead to summer and the 10th annual edition of the Scoop on Summer—a community arts project that rounds up all the events, programs, arts and eats in and around this gritty little slice of heaven. The 2016 Scoop will feature the Eerie d’Eries, the creepy little darlings spawned from artist Angela Oster’s dark and fertile imagination, who have graced the last two editions. New this year, the Scoop’s web edition will offer social media and online calendar integration, allowing users to save and share out events of interest.
The 2016 Summit Racing Equipment IX Piston Powered Auto Rama Presented by Rad Air Complete Car Care and Tire Center present the Miss Piston Powered Cleveland Auto-Rama Pin Up 2016 Classic 40's/50's Pin Up contest in Cleveland Ohio.
This year some of the contestants will be styled by Beachland Hair Designs, as like last year 30 women, from all over the United States will be vying for the win. Including Jeni King from Dogg Paws Grooming. and Cassandra Majchrzak Fear from Fears Confections.
Saturday March 19 from 4:00 to 9:00 pm at the International Exposition Center.
For more information on this exciting event please visit their facebook site event 2016 Miss Piston Powered Cleveland Auto-Rama
Tickets are available at www.pistonpowereshow.com
The second annual Shave to Raise Fundraiser will again be held at Cebars Tavern 595 E. 185th Street, on St. Patrick's Day from 1:00 pm til 7:00 pm. March 17, 2016
Barbers from the 185th street area are encouraged, to participate in this yearly event. Please contact Susan Brandt for details at email@example.com. or on Facebook/ Susan M. Brandt
Last year we raises a little over $500 in a few short hours, mostly after the St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Cleveland was over.
Good laughs and fun were had by most, Beachland Hair Designs provided the Shavers and Cebars Tavern the Shavee.
Our fundraiser page can be found at
We are asking for a minimum $20.00 donation, which will go directly to the St. Baldrick's Organization, which is the largest organization providing much needed funding for research on childhood type cancers. Please visit their website for more information on how you can be a shavee, donate, or participate. At http://www.stbaldricks.org
Spring will be here in just a few weeks. Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries is buzzing with activity. All programs are free and will be held at the Collinwood Neighborhood Catholic Ministries (CNCM) House located at 15706 St Clair Ave. (across from the Dollar General) unless otherwise noted.
March 19 – June 11 - Creative Painting
Are you wanting to release your creative potential? If so, the Creative Painting Classes may be for you. Classes will begin Saturday, March 19th and continue every other Saturday for 7 weeks. All are welcome and no experience is necessary.
May 21 - Expungement Clinic
If you have a misdemeanor or a minor felony you may be eligible to have your record expunged. Please call for information and to make an appointment. (216) 481-8182
Appointments are required.
Every Friday afternoon from 2:00 – 4:00 – Knitting and Crocheting
Join the knitting and crocheting group for an afternoon guaranteed to keep you in stitches.
Future programs include:
Community Garden – beginning in May (CNCM House and the garden at E 154th St.)
The Lakewood High Class of 1971 with be having their 45th Reunion this summer on June 10th and June 11th.
Friday night, June 10th, there will be a gathering at VOSH in Lakewood, Ohio from 6:00 pm till ????. VOSH is located at 1414 Riverside at the corner of Detroit and Riverside. Across the street from the Bee Clean Car Wash. There will be a Cash Bar and food will be available. Cost is FREE.
Saturday night there will be a picnic from 4:00 pm till???? Cost is $15.00 per person and includes hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, cole slaw, baked beans, loaded potato salad, buns, contiments, etc.
RSVP by May 15th as the picnic is being catered.
Send your check to LHS 1971 45th Reunion, 1311 Marlowe Avenue, Lakewood, Ohio 44107 and note which event you will be attending. BOTH!!!
Contact person is Sandra(McClintok) Reagan, Sandew1111@cox.net.