Northeast Shores

Ballot Box Projects: In Review

The Ballot Box Project is a creative placemaking effort led by Northeast Shores Development Corporation that inspires civic engagement through participatory budgeting for community art projects. The Ballot Box Project engages residents by asking them the most pressing concerns for the community as well as underlying issues and solutions. Artists submit proposals about how to best address those concerns through arts programming.

 

The community then votes on their favorite proposals. A kickoff parade weaves through the neighborhood to let residents know voting is about to commence. Musicians and artists of all disciplines join the parade. After voting concludes, artists begin their projects- all of which the community participates.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 12:11 PM, 01.13.2017

Bringing New Life to The LaSalle Theater

Want to be a part of bringing back this historic and beloved East 185th Street landmark! How can you help? As a dual-purpose fundraiser/renovation project, Northeast Shores is selling brick pavers for $150/each and light bulbs for $20/each. Everyone who walks through the doors of the new theater will see the pavers, which will act as a 'red carpet' to the grand entryway.

Whether you are part of a business, a local resident, or simply an enthusiast for the community...you can help pave the way to the completion of our theater's return. Light bulbs are also available for purchase to help make this project possible. After all, what's a theater without a well-lit grand marquee luring you to the show? For more information call Carly Marginian at 216-481-7660.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 12:11 PM, 01.13.2017

Don't Miss Your Opportunity In Touring And Renting Affordable Artist Live/Work Space

Renter Equity Program
We're back again offering the Renter Equity Program for affordable live/work space for artists! This is an amazing path to "Building Wealth While Renting". In the next few sentences we will highlight the benefits of the program. This Renter Equity-based program provides a middle ground between renting and home ownership. Residents earn monthly credits by making timely rent payments, assisting in maintaining the property, and participating in community based meetings and programs. After 5 years of occupancy residents can receive an unrestricted cash payment up to $4,137. Participants will receive a monthly statement that will identify the credits they've earned along with their vested balance.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 12:11 PM, 01.13.2017

Artist Spotlight Guerin Wolf - Article Gallery

Take a step back, reconsider your perspective - and you might start viewing the world as Guerin Wolf does.It might sound easy, but take a look at Wolf's landscape paintings on their massive canvases and you'll see only a fraction of the work required. Countless hours, weeks and sometimes months are dedicated to altering the viewer's perspective in Wolf's pieces.

The subtle changes become overwhelming.

Vast skies take control of impressionistic landscapes. Railroad tracks blur into the horizon as the vanishing sun stains the ground crimson. Scenes of the interstate are sparsely dotted with cars headed for destinations unknown.

Wolf's creations breathe with life all their own. It's a style of painting he refers to as "abstracted realism."

As a member of North Collinwood's Article Gallery (15316 Waterloo Road), Wolf is surrounded by other working artists in a collaborative space. Article - owned and managed by Lou and Susan Ross - gives artists dedicated space to work and also display their pieces in a shared gallery in the heart of the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District.

But getting to the North Collinwood community of artists took Wolf some time.

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 12:11 PM, 01.13.2017

Mark your calendar for Northeast Shores' Annual Membership Meeting

On Tuesday, January 17, at 6:30pm at the Collinwood Rec. Center! 

Want to hear about all the great happenings of 2016? Or vote on who will help direct the organization's goals for 2017? Sign up for 2017 membership? Well then you better get your butt to this meeting! We can't wait to share with you how Collinwood has improved over the last year!

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 12:11 PM, 01.13.2017

Taste the Neighborhood & Awards

 

Save the Date for this year's Taste the Neighborhood, Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at the Lithuanian Hall. Join Northeast Shores to sample foods from our neighborhood's many restaurants and eateries. From ribs and wings, to sausage to soup, there is something for everyone. Don't forget to bring your checkbook as we'll continue the tradition of having a Chinese raffle featuring the amazing businesses in Collinwood.

This is more than a fundraiser; it's an opportunity to honor the amazing people of Collinwood. Submit your nomination by January 27th and why they deserve to be recognized for the following categories:

 

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Volume 9, Issue 1, Posted 12:11 PM, 01.13.2017

Bringing New Life to The LaSalle Theater!

Want to be a part of bringing back this historic and beloved East 185th Street landmark! How can you help? As a dual-purpose fundraiser/renovation project, Northeast Shores is selling brick pavers for $150/each and light bulbs for $20/each. Everyone who walks through the doors of the new theater will see the pavers, which will act as a 'red carpet' to the grand entryway.
 
Whether you are part of a business, a local resident, or simply an enthusiast for the community...you can help pave the way to the completion of our theater's return. Light bulbs are also available for purchase to help make this project possible. After all, what's a theater without a well-lit grand marquee luring you to the show? For more information, Carly Marginian at 216-481-7660.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Vote !

Vote because you can. For over 200 years, people have been fighting for their right to vote. Did you know that in 1789 when George Washington was elected president, only 6% of the population could legally vote? The right to vote has been denied to women, African American's, Native American's, people from Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino decent, and people with felony convictions. Barriers such as landownership, literacy tests, a voting tax, and violence intimidation are all methods that have been used to prevent voting. When you are deciding if you will vote or not, think about the countless people who fought for the right to vote, and the 4.1 million people living in U.S colonies that are citizens but cannot vote for president and do not have representation in Congress.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Don't Miss Your Opportunity In Touring And Renting Affordable Artist Live/Work Space!

Renter Equity Program
We're back again offering the Renter Equity Program for affordable live/work space for artists! This is an amazing path to "Building Wealth While Renting". In the next few sentences we will highlight the benefits of the program. This Renter Equity-based program provides a middle ground between renting and home ownership. Residents earn monthly credits by making timely rent payments, assisting in maintaining the property, and participating in community based meetings and programs. After 5 years of occupancy residents can receive an unrestricted cash payment up to $4,137. Participants will receive a monthly statement that will identify the credits they've earned along with their vested balance.
 
Right now we are offering a 1 bedroom unit. The entire building was fully renovated in 2015.
 
231 East 156th #6 (2nd floor) Cleveland, Ohio, 44110
Move right into this fully renovated and spacious apartment with a private basement studio space included with the apartment! This apartment has one bedroom and one bathroom, right off the kitchen is a perfect space for an office or dining room. This unit includes black and stainless dishwasher, microwave, refrigerator, stove and in-suite washer and dryer. The unit also has beautiful laminate flooring, carpet in the bedroom, and a brick fire place.
 
DON'T MISS OUT! SCHEDULE A PRIVATE TOUR NOW!!!

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Artist Spotlight

Artisans and makers along E. 185th Street welcomed their newest neighbors with the opening of Shirley's Loft in late October.

Shirley Slemc and Amy Lauria - the driving forces behind Shirley's Loft - hosted upwards of 100 members of the North Collinwood and Euclid communities on Saturday, October 22 at the unveiling of their vibrant storefront. The space (located at 631 E. 185th Street in Euclid) is a temporary home for Shirley's Loft as Slemc and Lauria awaiting the complete renovation of the LaSalle Arts and Media Center, where they will open their permanent gallery space once construction is complete in early 2017.

For now the pair of artisans will showcase their unique portfolios in the temporary home amidst a backdrop of exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and natural light filtering through the storefront windows and skylights. And give the community a sneak peak of what's to come in their LaSalle storefront.

The open house in October featured Slemc and Lauria's works elegantly filling the walls and throughout the space in curated displays. Live music from Maura Rogers and The Bellows and food from Milk Glass Cakes and A Taste of Excellence - both also part of the soon-to-open LaSalle - perfectly rounded out the collaboration.
While vastly different in approach, style and - they'll even tell you - personalities, Slemc and Lauria make a dynamic pair.

At an early age, Slemc valued the importance of "space" - both in concept and reality. For her, the ability to conceptualize, take ownership and create space was incredibly valuable in and of itself, but also as a way for people to begin thinking about other facets of their lives as malleable "spaces." She never had formal training in the arts, but instead came to realize her inherent artistic gifts over time.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Serve Your Community, Join Our Board

It is time once again to prepare for the Northeast Shores Development Corporation annual meeting and election of officers in January 2017.

At the January 17, 2017 Annual Meeting of Northeast Shores, elections will be held for current vacant seats, and expired terms. Northeast Shores is seeking representation from both residents and business/institutions for the upcoming election. Experience or interest in real estate, marketing, law, and/or finance would be beneficial.

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Volume 8, Issue 11, Posted 7:00 PM, 11.07.2016

Make a Difference on Your Street

Are you involved in the community? Are you the type to take action? Do you find that your neighbors always ask you for help? Most importantly, do you want to make the neighborhood a better place to live?

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Artist Spotlight

For the past three months, one North Ridgeville teacher has brought world renowned classical musicians to capacity crowds on Waterloo Road.

Jennifer Shaw - a kindergarten-5th grade music teacher at Lake Ridge Academy - is now also executive director of Underground Classical, which she started in 2016 to bring genre-bending classical music performances to unlikely spaces in North Collinwood.

The inaugural performance on August 12 united textile arts and the music of Amanda Powell inside Praxis Fiber Workshop (15301 Waterloo Road) - the host venue for the 2016 season. The second performance on September 2 brought the Oblivion Project - along with an energetic cadre of tango dancers - to the neighborhood.

The final performance of the season on October 28 at 8:00 pm will introduce residents to the Carpe Diem String Quartet, a unique chamber ensemble that draws from Gypsy, tango, folk, pop, rock and jazz styles.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Walk All Over Waterloo

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 October 7th. The following are some of the great things happening this month. For more information, visit the Waterloo Arts District's Facebook page!

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Get Out and Vote

Do you have 14 minutes to spare? Of course you do! That's perfect because that's how long it takes the typical person to vote.

Everyone knows this year is the presidential election, but there are also a lot of other really important things to vote for. On the ballot you'll also see candidates for US and Ohio House and Senate, State Supreme Court, local courts, and more.

When you vote, you are sharing your voice; letting elected officials know what is important to you in your community. House and Senate members make the laws, and the courts enforce those laws. Education, prison reform, reproductive health, businesses, and agriculture are just a few of the topics your vote will influence. By voting, elected officials are more interested in your thoughts because when you like what they do, they keep their job.

Don't forget!If you moved, you need to change your address.

Know your voting location.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Halloween on WaterBOO!

On October 29th from noon to 2 p.m., monsters and witches meet at the Tower on Waterloo and E. 156th Street for Halloween on WaterBOO! Trick-or-Treat from gory galleries to spellbound stores. Make people afraid when you make scary artwork. Play ghoulish games. This fun free event is open to everyone, rain or shine.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

Eat Healthy! With Ballot Box Events

You voted for him, and Collinwood chef Kevin Scheuring served up tasty food classes. He introduced the neighborhood to some new and exciting flavors through his Ballot Box funded project. Kevin and his team from the Coit Road Farmer's Market brought their expertise of local food and flavors to the residents of Collinwood in cooking events at Collinwood Recreation Center, Wildwood Park, and the Market. They roasted, grilled, and pickled veggies for all to enjoy. With live music and art for the kids, it was truly a festive family event. Hopefully we'll see more of the Coit Road Farmers Market in the community.

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Volume 8, Issue 10, Posted 7:55 PM, 10.03.2016

LaSalle Arts and Media Center Project is Ready for Construction

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.

The project will continue as planned with what the public discussed at the project charrette in 2010. The wide open theater auditorium will remain in its 7,000 + square foot of unobstructed view state and will host events with A Taste of Excellence being the exclusive cater for the venue. The calendar will be filled with a number of ancillary uses, neighborhood meetings, parties, as well as performance space.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Artist Spotlight

While growing up, Lori Kella was torn between becoming an engineer or an artist: these days she's a bit of both.

Kella teaches at Kent State University, covering a range of photography techniques with her students. But in her personal work, she gets to imagine and build her own scenes before capturing them with her camera.

At an early age, Kella enjoyed the way a camera rendered images, but she didn't find that the world presented the precise scenes she wanted to convey with her camera. She could see the stories of the natural world around her, but the camera didn't quite capture everything.

So she improvised.

Kella built her own scenes. They started as still life images with fruit and vegetables from the nearby food co-op. But as her work evolved, her created landscapes became something surreal - teeming with their own reflection of reality that just couldn't be captured by going out and photographing nature.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Bringing New Life to The LaSalle Theater!

Northeast Shores Development Corporation is very excited to announce that construction will begin at the LaSalle Theater as soon as January 2016 and the building will be transformed into The LaSalle Arts and Media Center! Once complete, the flexible space will bring the neighborhood together while drawing people to Collinwood for events including multimedia art exhibitions, weddings, community meetings, musical and theatrical performances, rehearsals, parties, and other public and private events.

The total project cost is $3.6 million, with two-thirds of the renovation costs already funded through a combination of loans, grants, and historic preservation tax credits. As a frame of reference, this is about half of the cost of renovations to the Capitol Theater in Gordon Square, and will produce a far more flexible space with more opportunities for community use.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Ballot Box Upcoming Events

As summer turns to fall, the Ballot Box Projects are also transitioning. Several artists had incredible journeys of discovery, while other artists are about to begin. Lucky for you, there is still time to get involved.

On August 17th and 18th, the photography of Collinwood Camera Club was on display at Maria Neil Art Project. The five teenagers who were involved in the club got to experience their first professional gallery opening, and even sold some of their artwork. During the two day exhibit, over 100 people came in to check out their work. The project, led by Bridget Caswell taught area teens about the many disciplines of professional photography. Each week a guest photographer would meet with the group and teach them about their niche, followed by a studio session where they put their lesson into practice.

Artist Lori Kella, who was one of those guest photographers, is also a recipient of the Ballot Box Project funding. She is creating a cookbook that will encourage eating locally. Anyone can get involved by submitting their favorite recipes, showcasing their garden, or writing their foodie experiences on the blog. The cookbook will be available in early November, but you can get some of the recipes at http://www.growcookcollinwood.com/.

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Volume 8, Issue 9, Posted 5:03 PM, 09.09.2016

Artist Spotlight

In a modest office space in North Collinwood, the word "Dirva" faintly visible on the front door, one man carries on a one hundred year-old legacy.

The offices of Dirva - the Lithuanian National Newspaper - sit along Cherokee Avenue, almost brushing the City of Euclid border. Dirva (roughly translated to "The Field") is a bi-weekly Lithuanian language newspaper led by Algirdas V. Matulionis - "Al" for short.

And it's one of the last remaining Lithuanian newspapers in the United States.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Makers Market

The Makers Movement is alive and thriving. If you are interested in learning who is making things in Collinwood and beyond, here is your opportunity. Two more markets this summer. On Thursday, August 11th & 25th from  4:00pm to 8:00pm join us at the Maker's Market (located at 560 E. 185th Street) to find a medley of hand created products - from long-time neighborhood businesses to the new generation of creators in Cleveland! 

Are you a Maker? Are you interested in setting up a booth and selling your wares? Please contact Lauren Calevich, Maker's Market Coordinator, LCeventsCLE@gmail.com.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Gotta Catch Them All

By now, you have probably heard about the new mobile gaming craze called Pokemon Go that is sweeping the nation. In short summary, this new, free phone app allows users to capture various animals and monsters (Pokemon) by walking around. When these Pokemon pop up, players use a variety of items to capture these Pokemon to add to their individual rosters. These items are not infinite and need to be replenished at various locations called Pokestops. In addition, coins to buy these items can be earned by having control over Gym locations. All of the Gyms and Pokestops are scattered and are somehow tied to various points of interest that were already populated when the game launched.

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Ballot Box- Upcoming Events

Summer is coming to an end, but there is still time to enjoy the many activities offered through the Ballot Box Project.   Healthy eating August 26th, from 4-7 pm at Collinwood Recreation Center, Kevin Schuering is teaming up with Lori Kella for a food extravaganza. Kevin will bring to residents a cooking demonstration, hands on cooking session, and much more to the event. Lori will be sampling and handing out a recipe from the Grow.Cook.Collinwood cookbook.

Collinwood History

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Volume 8, Issue 8, Posted 1:19 PM, 08.11.2016

Owing Your Own Home, The American Dream

Have a piece of the American Dream through homeownership and make your dream of being a homeowner a reality!

Our do-it-yourself Own your Own (Build Your Dream) Program, allows you to have a white picket fence, design the kitchen of your dreams and create the luxurious bathroom sanctuary that you watched on HGTV. Most importantly these homes are only selling for $8,500. You're saying to yourself that this can't be true or real.... well it is! Northeast Shores' commitment is to our neighborhood and our priority is to acquire vacant, foreclosed properties and return these properties into productive use. Click HERE to learn more.

If you are looking for a more of a turnkey home, then 1114 Villaview is the property for you! This soon-to-be renovated 1,529 sq. ft. bungalow is centrally located between the East 185th Retail & Business District and the Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District. It's less than a mile from Euclid Beach Metropark, and close proximity to the freeway with Downtown only 10 minutes away.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Neighbors Turn Out to Walk & Roll on E. 185th Street

What is more American than a Parade?!

The E. 185th Street Merchants Association hosted their first annual Walk & Roll E185 on Saturday, June 18, with lots of fun, free, family activities and plenty to see up and down the street. The event kicked off with a parade at 10:00, followed by a bike rodeo and sidewalk sale that stretched the length of the district. 

The Collinwood Cycle celebration featured bike safety and riding tips, bike lock give-aways, and also two guided bike rides through the neighborhood. The sidewalk sale and festival included four different arts activity areas, provided by Waterloo Arts, that included mural painting, chalk art, wacky musical instruments, and a make-and-take craft tent. Five bands played country, blues, polka, steel drum and gospel music. And vendors lined the street with tables, selling local goods or sharing information about non-profit and community organizations. A bounce house added to the fun. And many groups also featured giveaways - the kids had fun gathering candy, stickers, and balloons, and getting their faces painted. Added to the candy they gathered while they watched the morning parade. Many kids went home with full goodie bags! And on top of it all, the merchants raffled off 11 bicycles, which now have new homes, and are helping more residents become enthusiastic cyclists. 

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Ballot Box- Upcoming Events

Nine artists are celebrating their March election win in the Ballot Box Project. Many of the projects are well under way, while others are just beginning. It's not too late to get involved!

Grow. Cook. Eat. Collinwood
A neighborhood artist Lori Kella is creating a community cook book featuring seasonal recipes from you, your neighbors, and local chefs. Get creative! Discover what masterpieces you can create with your fresh bounty! Check out her website and learn more!

This is Collinwood: History of Everyday People
Collinwood is filled with amazing people and businesses with diverse backgrounds and interests. Residents are welcome to a complimentary 15 minute photo shoot. Get in contact with Collinwood resident Stephen Bivens to arrange your photo shoot or check out his photography here. 

Stephen has already taken shots of the business owners from the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. His photos are not to be missed! They're on display through July at The Millard Filmore Presidential Library, 15617 Waterloo Rd.

Come out for a family phot shoot on July 16th from 1-4pm at Waterloo Arts, 15605 Waterloo Rd.

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Volume 8, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 PM, 07.10.2016

Rock N' Rummage Flea Market

The Beachland Ballroom and Tavern presents:

Rock n' Rummage Flea Market

Join us this summer as we transform the Beachland parking lot into a classic flea market! Vendors will be selling vintage wares, records, clothing and more! 

We know treasure hunting can get tiring, so we will have live entertainment, an outdoor beer garden and food specials all day for those who need a break from the rocking and the rummaging.

Interested in being a vendor? Contact Alexis at alexis@beachlandballroom.com

Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Bell Peppers, Oh my!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Crafts, Photos and Stories

Its summer and the Ballot Box Projects you voted for are getting started.

Craft Up Collinwood began their Ballot Box Project activity Friday, May 20th. The tables at Memorial-Nottingham Library were covered with large roles of vinyl, scissors, staplers, and phone wire. Children of all ages were sitting around the tables folding the vinyl over and over again. These were turned into flowers that will eventually decorate vacant lots in the neighborhood. Each Friday through June, different craft projects will happen at Memorial-Nottingham before installation.

If you're ready for an updated family portrait, now is your chance. Two Ballot Box winners are offering those services free to families in North Collinwood. Your first opportunity is with This is Collinwood: history in everyday people on June 18th at Praxis Fiber Workshop located at 15301 Waterloo Rd. from 1-4pm. No appointments required. Your second chance is with the Colllinwood Camera Club at the Waterloo Arts Fest on May 25th from noon to 3pm.

Splice Cream Truck will be recording oral histories at both Euclid Beach Live and the Waterloo Arts Fest, June 24th and 25th. You get to share your story and enjoy some ice cream.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Green Up Collinwood

On May 7th, the Collinwood community and supporters came out in full force to keep the neighborhood beautiful. Over 200 volunteers participated, collecting over 300 bags of trash. That includes over 80 bags from the shore of Lake Erie alone!

After the cleanup, we got our dance on at Collinwood Recreation Center, thanks to the folks at Radio One. The efforts of all that participated is amazing, we hope for an even bigger turnout next year.

Special thanks to partners GreenUp Cleveland, Radio One, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Court Community Service, and Caring Cubs. Thanks also to our sponsors and donors: Baker Hostetler LLP, Overdrive Libraries, Cleveland Metroparks, Dave's Supermarkets, R&D Sausage, The Beachland Ballroom, Music Saves, Home Depot Steelyard Commons, Greater Cleveland RTA, Good Greens, Gus's Diner, Mitchell's Ice Cream, and Chili Pepper's Restaurant. Shoutouts also to the Collinwood Rec Center for serving as our headquarters, and to Councilman Polensek for securing a dumpster for the event. We hope we haven't forgotten anyone, because so many hands, each critically important, came together for this event!

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Renter Equity Program

We’re back again offering the Renter Equity Program for affordable live/work space for artists! This is an amazing path to “Building Wealth While Renting”. In the next few sentences we will highlight the benefits of the program. This Renter Equity-based program provides a middle ground between renting and home ownership. Residents earn monthly credit by making timely rent payments, assisting in maintaining the property, and participating in community- based meetings and programs. After 5 years of occupancy residents can receive an unrestricted cash payment up to $4,137. Participants will receive a monthly statement that will identify the credits they've earned along with their vested balance.
Right now we are offering two properties that have been fully renovated: 276 E. 156th St. #4 and 321 E. 156th St. #2.

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Volume 8, Issue 6, Posted 10:36 AM, 06.11.2016

Capture the Rain

Save money while keeping your garden green with a free rainbarrel from the City of Cleveland available to residents of the city. A rainbarrel not only helps you save money by reducing water costs and a potential discount on your sewer bill with approved Stormwater Control Measures, joining this program helps to employ area youth! Act quick, each neighborhood only has 17 reserved.

North Collinwood resident Linda Zolten Wood has done more than save water. To her, rainbarrels are a uniquely shaped canvas that she transforms into art. With custom designs, your house can be in high fashion. See some of her work at The Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project.

Get your rainbarrel by completing three forms by June 26. Contact Julia DiBaggio at Northeast Shores at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org to get your forms today!

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Record Store Day Recap

The Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District flooded with audiophiles, collectors and arts supporters on Saturday, April 16 for Record Store Day 2016.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Wildwood Park Spring Cleanup

Saturday, May 14
10:00am - Noon
Wildwood Park - Euclid Creek Reservation, E. 174th St and Lakeshore Blvd. Cleveland, Ohio 44109

• Restoration
• Volunteers will help with invasive plant removal and other maintenance activities in the rain gardens, wetland, and streamside at the Wildwood Lacustrine Wetland.
• Meet at the Wildwood Park Shelter. Wildwood Park is located at E. 174th St. and Lakeshore Blvd. in Cleveland. Dress for the weather, Bring water, Wear long sleeves and pants, boots or work shoes, and work gloves are recommended.
• All groups welcome, but parents must complete waivers for those volunteering under the age of 18, and provide adult supervision.
• To register online, click here by May 12. Contact Claire Posius at 216-524-6580 x16 or cposius@cuyahogaswcd.org with any questions.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Construction Started at 1114 Villaview!

END THE WINTER AND KICK OFF SPRING WITH PURCHASING THIS BEAUTIFUL RED BRICK HOME!!!!

This 1,529 sq ft. bungalow is centrally located between East 185th Retail/Business District and the Waterloo Arts/Entertainment District. This home will be renovated with:
• 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms, 1stfloor)
• 2 full baths (1st and 2nd floor)
• Fireplace
• Eat in kitchen with mud room attached,
• Office on second floor
• Hardwood Floors
• Basement (that can be finished in the future)
• 1 car attached garage
• Large fenced in backyard
• All new mechanicals
• Energy Efficient Furnace
• $1,500 Appliance (Terms and Conditions Apply)
Go into Spring buying a newly renovated home where you can put your personal touch on selecting flooring, kitchen cabinets and paint selections to move into your new home before spring. To tour this property contact Camille Maxwell, Assistant Director (216) 481-7660 ext. 30 or by email: cmaxwell@northeastshores.org

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Save the Dates!

Alive on E. 185th Street Parade

Saturday, June 18th 

Waterloo Arts Fest
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Noon to 7:00 pm
Waterloo Arts & Entertainment District

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Neighborhood Happenings

Calling All Residents for a Spring Cleaning- May 7th

Do you want to see the neighborhood free of litter? On May 7th, grab your gloves, a bag, and a friend. It is that time of year when we give Collinwood a makeover. North Collinwood has been named GreenUp Cleveland' Flagship Neighborhood for 2016. GreenUp Cleveland will get volunteers from around Cleveland to come out and pick up litter throughout our neighborhood.

On May 7th, residents and groups are encouraged to focus on their streets, while volunteer groups will focus on other locations.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Walk & Roll E.185 - Call for Participants

Attention artists, makers and community members: There are two brand new events coming this summer to E. 185th Street and we want you to participate!

Walk & Roll E. 185 will take place on Saturday, June 18 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm in tandem with the Collinwood Cycle Celebration - both events are geared at getting the community out and active as they see all that E. 185th Street has to offer.

Walk & Roll started in 2006 as a family friendly, health focused event on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive - now it's coming back as part of the vibrant Collinwood community. The event will start with a community parade down E. 185th Street at 10:00 am along with a sidewalk sale featuring local vendors, organizations, tons of free activities and specials from area businesses.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Crazy for Collinwood

From photo shoots to community crafting, the Ballot Box Project winners are gearing up to bring you some amazing opportunities. These projects are all about showing pride for Collinwood and the people that make our neighborhood the best in Cleveland. Activities are beginning in May and will continue through November. This month youth can get their hands dirty and try something new, while the adults can be boastful about their craft.

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Volume 8, Issue 5, Posted 5:10 PM, 05.05.2016

Construction Started at 1114 Villaview!

This 1,529 sq ft. bungalow is centrally located between East 185th Retail/Business District and the Waterloo Arts/Entertainment District. This home will be renovated with:

  • 3 bedrooms (2 bedrooms, 1stfloor)
  • 2 full baths (1st and 2nd floor)
  • Fireplace
  • Eat in kitchen with mud room attached,
  • Office on second floor
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Basement (that can be finished in the future)
  • 1 car attached garage
  • Large fenced in backyard
  • All new mechanicals
  • Energy Efficient Furnace
  • $1,500 Appliance (Terms and Conditions Apply)

Go into Spring buying a newly renovated home where you can put your personal touch on selecting flooring, kitchen cabinets and paint selections  to move into your new home before spring. To tour this property contact Camille Maxwell, Assistant Director (216) 481-7660 ext. 30 or by email: cmaxwell@northeastshores.org

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Volume 8, Issue 4, Posted 6:27 PM, 04.06.2016

Celebrate Kindergarten!

The families of Collinwood with children entering kindergarten next fall came out to O.H. Perry to enjoy fun learning activities around the theme of Thomas the Tank Engine. The children learned about how wheels work, with an activity from the Children’s Museum. Then Margaret Craig, the Learning Zone Director at the Salvation Army, helped them discover the construction of train tracks and read them a Thomas story that each child took home. Artist, Brittainy Quinn led them in an art project where they learned about the shapes seen in a train engine. Meanwhile, the parents had an activity with The Literacy Cooperative about their future readers. Finally, the families sat down together for lunch catered by the Beachland Tavern.

Next month, learn about robots, with “Cosmo and the Robot” on March 19th.

10:00 am- STEM activities

10:45 am- Story time

11:00 am- Art activity

12:00 pm- Lunch

To RSVP for the March 19th event, contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org

This event is thanks to funding by Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, and the Cleveland Transformation Alliance.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Taste The Neighborhood

Northeast Shores hosted their annual Taste the Neighborhood at the Lithuanian Hall on East 185th Street on Tuesday, February 16. There was a celebration for all that is great in Collinwood. Over 130 party-goers and 19 restaurants and eateries were in attendance serving their finest fair. Taste the Neighborhood was more than good food; we celebrated the accomplishments of 2015!

Each year we recognize some of the people that make Collinwood so special. We recognized investments, businesses, and people. In case you missed it, here are the winners!

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Join The Party And Vote In The March 15, 2016 Presidential Primary Election

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections is reminding voters to take advantage of their opportunity to join the political party of their choice or to be a nonpartisan voter by casting a ballot in this election. In Ohio, the only method voters may utilize to establish or change their party affiliation is by voting in a partisan primary election.  People may choose to vote an issues-only ballot if they prefer to be considered a nonpartisan voter.

The ballot choices for voters are: Democrat, Republican, Green, Issues Only, and other. Here is what is on the ballot for this important election: President of the United States, U.S. Senator and Congressional Representatives, Ohio House & Senate candidates, County Prosecutor and County Council candidates, Ohio Supreme Court and county judicial seats, Republican State and County Central Committee members, Green Party State and County Central Committee members, the County Health and Human Services tax renewal, Municipal, township, and school levies. 

All registered voters may enjoy the convenience of voting by mail. Vote by Mail ballot applications are available at the Board of Elections website: www.443VOTE.com, by calling the Board of Elections at 216-443-VOTE (8683), or visiting the Board of Elections at 2925 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Ballot applications are also available at all public libraries. 

Voters should check their voting information prior to each election. Voters may confirm their ward, precinct, and voting location at the Board of Elections website: www.443VOTE.com or by calling 216-443-VOTE (8683).

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Six Shooter Coffee

Visitors to the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District this upcoming spring can look forward to a fresh face in the neighborhood, Six Shooter Coffee! This eclectic coffee shop aims to make its mark on the District with its unique approach to serving up your daily cup of Joe!

Owned and operated by Peter Brown, Six Shooter is housed in a mixed use building that features the coffee shop, as well as an art gallery that is set to feature new upcoming local artists and their work. In addition to the physical gallery, Six Shooter will also feature local artists’ work along their walls that is all available for purchase on site. Located directly above the gallery and coffee shop, will also be a visiting artist apartment that artisans and crafters can rent while working on their craft in the neighborhood.

As for the quality of the coffee, it’s an art all in itself! Many of the drinks, drip and brewed are organic, and all are micro roasted, meaning the roasting process is done in small batches and without any chemicals. The food and produce is just as delicious, and also supports a great cause. Rather than making food in house, all produce and baked goods are locally sourced from Cleveland based favorites including: the Cleveland Bagel Company and Poison Berry Bakery to name a few.

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Volume 8, Issue 3, Posted 2:00 PM, 03.06.2016

Frank Barresi: 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award

Congratulations to Frank Barresi, who received the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award from Northeast Shores Development Corporation. Barresi has served over 20 years on the Board and Northeast Shores thanks him for his endless dedication to making Collinwood a better place to live, work, and visit.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016

Get Out and Vote!

From March 4th through March 9th residents of Ward 8 who are at least 14 years old will come out and vote for their favorite Ballot Box Projects. There are 36 projects on the ballot, all are arts based, with a community focus. Topics include: Youth Engagement, Collinwood History, Vacancy, and Healthy Eating.

Voting times and locations are as follows:

Friday, March 4, 6pm-8pm, Slovenian Workman’s Home 
Saturday, March 5, 3pm-5pm, Collinwood Recreation Center
Monday, March 7, 1pm-3pm, Euclid Beach Villa
Wednesday, March 9, 4pm-6pm, Salvation Army

There are plenty of ways to find out more about the projects. First, you can go to www.ballotboxproject.org for information on all the projects. Starting February 4th at Memorial-Nottingham Library you can check out displays for each of the projects that will be on the ballot. There will be several Project Expos with all the projects on display. The displays will be at each of the voting locations.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016

Itís Time Again for Taste the Neighborhood!

Taste the Neighborhood is the annual fundraiser for Northeast Shores Development Corporation and will be held on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at the Lithuanian Club located at 877 E. 185th St. Please join us as we sample foods from North Collinwood’s finest restaurants and eateries as well as honor individuals and organizations that have made a difference in our community over the past year. In addition to the delicious offerings from our neighborhood restaurants, there will be a cash bar, and an auction of baskets donated from neighborhood businesses and organizations.

Tickets for the event are $25 in advance and $30 at the door, and can be purchased at Northeast Shores Development Corporation 317 E. 156th Street or on line at https://tastetheneighborhood.eventbrite.com. Tickets sell out fast so it is best to purchase them as soon as possible. For more information please contact Julia DiBaggio at (216) 481-7660.

We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Taste the Neighborhood!

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016

Everyone Loves a Parade!

On Friday, March 4th, come out to celebrate democracy with a neighborhood parade. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Collinwood Recreation Center and will conclude at the intersection of Shiloh and Waterloo Road. We will march, dance, and twirl our way towards E. 156th Street, down Pythias, and throughout the E. 156th Street neighborhood.

The parade will feature neighborhood musicians, artists, and art projects that the neighborhood will be able to vote on after the parade concludes. There will be two grand stages with short performances located at the corner of E. 156th and Pythias, and on the corner of E. 161st and Waterloo. The parade is a part of Northeast Shores’ Ballot Box Project, funded by ArtPlace, Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, and MetroHealth.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016

Made in Collinwood

You might know about North Collinwood’s vibrant arts community, but have you met the neighborhood’s makers? The makers movement is a marriage of art, craft, technology and small scale entrepreneurship that is redefining the world of start-up companies. Over the past decade of Northeast Shores Development Corporation’s creative placemaking and attracting artists to North Collinwood, a considerable number of makers moved to and began working in the neighborhood. Some makers have been here decades.From old world sausage to limited edition prints to graphic design and even world-renowned sails, there are small businesses making things by hand every day in North Collinwood.

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Volume 8, Issue 2, Posted 4:59 PM, 02.06.2016