Northeast Shores

Welcome Our New & Re-Elected Board Members!

During Northeast Shores' Annual Meeting on January 19th, members had the opportunity to vote for residents and businesses running to be on the Northeast Shores' Board of Directors. This year brought some new faces, as well as some returning directors. Those in the running shared their interest in joining the Board of Directors to the members. There have been some exciting additions. This new class will certainly share their enthusiasm for the neighborhood!

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

Taste the Neighborhood

Save the Date for this year’s Taste the Neighborhood, February 16, 2016 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.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Call for Ballot Box Project Proposals

Calling all artists! We need your ideas on how to attack the issues of Vacancy, Healthy Eating, Youth Engagement and Collinwood History. Proposals are due January 14, 2016 at 4:00 pm. Mail or hand deliver proposals to Julia DiBaggio at Northeast Shores Development, 317 E. 156th St., Cleveland, OH 44110.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Dancing for Health and Science

As part of Collinwood 2015, Dancing Wheels Company & School has brought their troupe to O.H. Perry. The residency will work with 4th grade students and focus around Newton’s Laws of Motion while students work with professional dancers. Students will put on a production for grades K-3 at the end of March. Dancing Wheels is a considered one of the premier arts and disabilities organizations in the U.S. that integrates the talents of dancers both with and without disabilities.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Rock Solid Summit Recap

Close to 100 musicians and industry professionals from North Shore Collinwood and beyond came together last month with one goal, to strengthen Cleveland’s music economy.

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Made in Collinwood

Wondering what’s happening with Made in Collinwood, Northeast Shores’ newest program to support makers in our neighborhood?

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Volume 8, Issue 1, Posted 5:34 PM, 01.05.2016

Ugly Sweater Time!

It’s the holiday season, and what gets you in the spirit better than an ugly sweater? Probably nothing! The party is Wednesday, December 9, at The Standard from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. For only $10 and a canned good donation for the Salvation Army you get two glasses of beer or wine, soda, and snacks.

Questions? Contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015

Breakfast with Santa!

Santa has scheduled his annual breakfast with the families Collinwood. Come out to Villa Angela-St. Joseph December 12, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. to enjoy the best breakfast in town from Gus’s Diner 185. The students from VASJ will lead the kids with crafts. Of course, there will be pictures with Santa! The $5 ticket price includes breakfast, crafts, and a photo.

Tickets are available presale at the office of Northeast Shores located at 317 E. 156th Street from 8:30am to 5pm Monday through Friday. You can also purchase tickets at the door.

Questions? Contact Julia DiBaggio at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015

Big Ideas for Ballot Box

The residents of Northshore Collinwood came out in full force for the Ballot Box Project’s second meeting to discuss the four project focus areas that will provide guidance for artist’s proposals. There was so much excitement from the first meeting, that attendance nearly doubled!

Outside of the meeting space, a local musician welcomed guests into the space. Many sat outside enjoying the melodic sounds of Modern Acoustic Music Collective. Some passer-byers were intrigued, and wanted to learn about what was happening.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015

Last Chance for Collinwood 2015!

Collinwood 2015 is coming to a close, but there are still a few opportunities to get involved.

Get Hep Swing has one more free swing dance lessons available from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. for residents of Collinwood. If you attend the class, you can attend the dance following the lesson for free!

  • Saturday, December 28th features another 18 piece band, True North Big Band.  This is their big holiday dance.  

Memorial Nottingham Library will host a photo exhibit of the Social Discriminants of Health in North Collinwood will open December 3rd from 6-8pm.

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 5:18 PM, 12.06.2015

What Are Your Thoughts About North Collinwood?

Tell us what YOU think.  What are your impressions of the neighborhood? What have been our big successes, and what do we still need to address? Take a few minutes to share your thoughts and your vision in this online survey. It won't take you long, and the feedback you provide will be a huge help to us in prioritizing our revitalization strategy! Please take 10 minutes to complete the survey by visiting www.citizenmetrics.com/collinwood and possibly win a $25 gift certificate to a neighborhood eatery! Please use Participant Code NES9961.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 11:41 AM, 11.25.2015

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 2016. 

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 11:41 AM, 11.25.2015

Want a Chance to Win $50!

Sure you do! All you gotta do is submit your completed membership form along with your tax deductible donation by December 14th to the Northeast Shores' office and you will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to help with your holiday shopping. To obtain a membership form, contact Carly Marginian at 216-481-7660 or stop by the Northeast Shores’ Office, located at 317 East 156th Street, and we will be more than happy to provide you a form in person. A strong Northeast Shores membership base shows a committed neighborhood to funders, and lessens the burden of competing for the shrinking pool of public funds.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 11:41 AM, 11.25.2015

Re-Envisioning North Collinwood

Did you know there are three major planning efforts happening in North Collinwood? Yes, you heard right, three. Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is building a new O.H. Perry, there is a design process to give the East 185th Street Corridor a face lift, and there is a proposed bike lane on Lakeshore Blvd. Each of these plans had a public meeting in September.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 5:41 PM, 10.12.2015

Paint the Vote

What will help make the neighborhood a better place to live, work, and visit? How do arts make it better? We want you to decide.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 5:41 PM, 10.12.2015

Help Plan the Future of E. 185th Street

Join us on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Villa Angela St Joseph High School Gymnasium, 18491 Lake Shore Boulevard, for this interactive meeting with the plan's consultants and representatives of the core committee regarding the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI). We want to you to voice your opinion and hear your ideas on the current planning concept regarding opportunities, goals and improvement recommendations for the future including:

Pedestrian and bicycle-friendly transportation improvements

Land use and zoning

Redevelopment scenarios

Design guidelines for public and private improvements that will promote mixed-use and transit-oriented development (TOD) along the corridor.

The study's planning area includes: East 185th Street from I-90 North to Lake Erie.

The East 185th Street TLCI is funded by Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) and local matching funds from: City of Euclid, City of Cleveland, University Hospitals, Hospice of the Western Reserve and Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

This project will benefit the entire Community, but only will work with your support and input.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015

Back to School

The students of Euclid Beach Apartments had a Back to School event August 8, 2015 where the staff of Euclid Beach Apartments and Northeast Shores donated and distributed supplies, and had health activities available from Cleveland Clinic. The kids were thrilled with their new items and the games Cleveland Clinic offered. We wish them, and all Collinwood youth a successful school year!

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015

Did You Miss SHOWS?

Survivors Helping Other Women Survive (SHOWS) is a group of breast cancer survivors using plays they have written to raise awareness about breast cancer and survivorship. Their first Collinwood 2015 event was Saturday, Aug. 22 at Collinwood Rec. The women of SHOWS wrote and acted in a touching play about the breast cancer experience from diagnosis to survivorship. Afterwards, the attendees had an opportunity to discuss statistics and prevention. If you missed this production, there will be another opportunity September 22, from 2:00 -3:30 at 16001 Euclid Beach Blvd.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015

Cast Your Vote

What art projects are happening next year? We don’t know yet, but you can help decide! Together, residents, artists, and city employees will create projects about health, safety, youth, small businesses, and telling Collinwood’s story. At one of five polling locations, you can cast your vote to determine which projects will make Collinwood a better place to live.

To get involved in Ballot Box, call Julia DiBaggio from Northeast Shores at 216-481-7660.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015

Upcoming events for Collinwood 2015

Summer is coming to an end, but Collinwood 2015 is just getting started! Thanks to a grant from The Kresge Foundation, you can experience something new free of charge.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 6:40 PM, 09.08.2015

East 185th Street Planning Second Public Meeting

The East 185th Street corridor is undergoing a planning process, and we want your input. The public meeting will be held the second week of September. Be on the lookout for more information. For more information, call John Boksansky at (216) 481-7660.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Did You Submit Your Roof Application?

Is your roof damaged?  Do you want the opportunity to take care of a major repair without incurring the kind of upfront, debilitating expense that a new roof generally comes with?  For a limited time and on a first come first serve basis, Neighborhood Housing Services is sponsoring a roofing program.   So what are you waiting for?  Submit your application TODAY!  

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

We Have Limited Artist Live/Work Spaces Available, Hurry to Select Your Space!!!!!!!!

Four of the six units at the newly renovated Glencove Building (located at 231 East 156th) have been swooped up by some amazing artists! Want to check out the remaining two spaces? Or our other Artist Live/Work Spaces available at 276 East 156th and 321 East 156th Street? Sure you do! The Renter Equity Program is waiting for you.  Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of a very cool community. Be the next Artist to move into this creative space and receive a $50 gift card to one of our neighborhood restaurants, retail or music venues. To schedule a tour of all Artist/Live Work Spaces please contact Camille Maxwell at (216) 481-7660 ext. 30 or send an email cmaxwell@northeastshores.org

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Experience Collinwood 2015 Projects!

It is time to check out the first three of 13 arts and wellness projects! This projects are brought to you in thanks to Kresge Foundation and Northeast Shores Develoment Corporation.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Northeast Shores Wins Art Place Funding for Ballot Box Project

Residents and neighborhood stakeholders will be deciding how a $200,000 grant from Art Place will be spent on neighborhood art projects. The community will vote on their favorite projects, a process known as participatory budgeting (PB). PB is a different way to manage public money, and to engage people in government. This grant will give community members a say in how funds will be spent to revitalize the neighborhood.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 7:10 PM, 08.09.2015

Choose Your School

No longer do kids need to go to the school down the street. With open enrollment, families can choose a school that fits their child’s individual learning style and interests. It is because of these options Northeast Shores created a book that features testimonials of the families and students that chose a school different from the one assigned to them by the district. This book will accompany the Transformation Alliance’s school information book that will be available later this month.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Neighborhood Grants

Do you and your friends want to inspire change the neighborhood? If so, there are grants for groups of residents available. For larger projects with funding available up to $5,000, check out Neighborhood Connections, a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the people of Cleveland. If you have a small project, or need supplemental funds up to $250, check out Cleveland Neighborhood Progress’ O&A Grant created to help out the neighborhood with short term financial needs. Deadline for Neighborhood Connections is August 14, 2015 and the Mini Responsive Grant with deadlines July 2, 2015, September 3, 2015 and November 5, 2015.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Collinwood 2015 Project Announcement

Arts and health will unite for thirteen amazing projects through Northeast Shores’ new program, Collinwood 2015. The 13 projects include five on exercise together, four on preventative care access, on health eating, one on domestic violence, and one on insurance awareness. These projects will happen in North Collinwood between now and the end of August. Learn more about these projects and how you can participate by calling Julia at 216-481-7660.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Northeast Shores Announces Artist Renter Equity Housing Program

Renting while earning equity? Is that even possible? It is now, thanks to the local non-profit, Northeast Shores Development Corporation. In a partnership with Cincinnati-based company Cornerstone Corporation for Shared Equity, Northeast Shores is launching their newest program known as the Renter Equity Program for local artists. The housing incentive will be Cleveland’s first-ever shared equity program to allow renters who are artists to earn equity while renting a property.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 11:02 AM, 07.12.2015

Cleaning for Summer Fun!

During the beginning of May, residents across Collinwood headed to the streets and the beach to beautify the neighborhood. We removed over 100 bags of trash and yard debris. If you haven’t picked up enough trash, you are invited to join the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach team each month. Now we’re ready to celebrate!

Summer is near, and we are going to rock n roll! Euclid Beach Live runs from June 12 through August 21. This year, they’re stepping it up with the addition of food trucks. It is hard to believe the time has come to think about the Euclid Beach Blast. Vendors and volunteers are needed. If you are interested in cleaning the beach or getting involved with the Beach Blast, check out https://www.facebook.com/AdoptEuclidBeach or www.euclidbeachblast.com.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 12:53 PM, 05.31.2015

Tomatoes, Zucchini, and Bell Peppers, Oh My!

Picture it, a table full of all your favorite vegetables. Now that the snow has (hopefully) stopped falling, it is time to get into the garden. If you don’t have the yard for gardening, you’re in luck! There are community gardens all around Collinwood that are eager for people like you to join them. If you are looking for a garden plot, contact Julia DiBaggio at Northeast Shores for more information. She can be reached at 216-481-7660 or jdibaggio@northeastshores.org

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 4:11 PM, 05.18.2015

Collinwood 2015 is Underway

A healthy Collinwood is right around the corner. Artists and health practitioners from around Cleveland have expressed their interest in Collinwood 2015. Last month we held two information meetings and had an impressive turnout. We are thrilled that there are so many creative projects that have been proposed. If you think of a fantastic way to combine the arts and health, there is still another opportunity to take your idea and turn it to reality. The next round of applications is happening in August 2015.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 4:11 PM, 05.18.2015

Announcing Collinwood 2015

So what is Colllinwood 2015? Through this exciting new program, we’ll be giving artist and health practitioner teams an opportunity to propose creative solutions to improving health outcomes in the neighborhood. The Collinwood 2015 initiative engages stakeholders in thinking about how the arts can improve community health.  As a whole, these grassroots projects will help bend the upward trajectories of obesity and other chronic diseases in the neighborhood, while also activating neighborhood green spaces and getting stakeholders collectively engaged in what otherwise might seem to be an intractable problem.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

Unprecedented Turnout Kicks Off East 185th Street Planning Effort

Residents, property and business owners met on Tuesday evening February 24, 2015 at Villa Angela St Joseph’s Gymnasium to view data maps and share goals and dreams for planning the future of East 185th Street. The planning effort utilized the Transportation of Livable Communities Initiative (TLCI) funding from the Northeastern Ohio Area-wide Coordinating Agency (NOACA). The planning study is being sponsored by The Cuyahoga County Planning Commission, The City of Euclid, The City of Cleveland, Northeast Shores as well as local businesses and institutions.

Tom Evans, Lead Planner and the staff from URS (AECOM) Corporation facilitated the meeting. Mr. Evans stated, “We had over 120 attendees at the E 185th Street planning study meeting.  I know the crowd vastly exceeded everyone’s expectations and the dialogue and input generated was amazing. The level of interest tonight is inspiring and energizing to everyone on the team.”

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

Free Tax Preparation

If you earned $60,000 or less last year, you are eligible to receive free tax preparation and e-filing assistance this tax season. This means that you could save, on average, more than $200 to file federal and state tax returns. For those who would like to have their federal and state tax returns prepared by an IRS-certified volunteer, there are still appointments available with the Enterprise-led Cuyahoga EITC Coalition VITA tax sites. Call 2-1-1 to make an appointment today.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

Your Child, Your School, Your Story

Choosing a high quality school is important for your child’s future. It is the basis for your child’s primary education. This is a decision many of you recently made, and it probably wasn’t easy as there are more options than ever before. We want to share your story to help families make an informed decision on where to send their children. Your stories will be used to create a book for Collinwood families that will be choosing a school. This book will use your story, and showcase artwork created by your child.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

Tree Stewards Wanted

Collinwood is getting street trees. The sites have been selected, and now we are in need of residents to care for these trees that will be planted in fall 2015. Tree stewards will provide quality tree care and increase public awareness and appreciation for sustainable urban forests. As a tree steward, you will ensure every tree planted is properly cared for. To do so, you will engage neighbors and community groups to help promote the Urban Tree Canopy. You will also attend complimentary training workshops.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

BRICK Ceramics Studio Opening

BRICK Ceramic + Design Studio is almost open. They are pleased to announce that on Monday, April 6, 2015 they are launching their Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help raise $11,000 for the building of a gas kiln, which requires extensive labor and a large quantity of materials, and many other items used to furnish the studio and to start their gallery and classroom. Please consider donating to their campaign and take a moment to share their project with your friends and family. To see BRICK's campaign on April 6, 2015 go to www.kickstarter.com and search BRICK Ceramics Studio Opening. For more information about BRICK visit www.brickceramics.com and www.facebook.com/BRICKceramics.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 8:45 PM, 04.03.2015

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

There has been an Easter Bunny spotting and he is preparing for breakfast with the kids in North Collinwood. This year the event will be held at the Salvation Army on Grovewood. Breakfast will be donated by Gus’s Dinner 185, and the students from Villa Angela-St. Joseph will be there to help with crafts. Of course, the Easter Bunny will be there to take pictures with the kids.

10:00 to 11:30 a.m.

Salvation Army

17625 Grovewood Ave

Cost is $5.00 which includes breakfast and a picture with the Easter Bunny

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 7:53 PM, 03.06.2015

Mardi Gras Celebration at this Year’s Taste the Neighborhood

For all of you that missed it, Northeast Shores hosted their annual Taste the Neighborhood at the Lithuanian Hall on East 185th Street on Tuesday, February 17. Yes, that was Fat Tuesday. With a Mardi Gras theme, the party was in full force. There were over 130 party-goers and 19 restaurants in attendance serving their finest fair, still nobody went home hungry. Taste the Neighborhood was more than good food, we celebrated the accomplishments of 2014, and raffle prizes lined the walls!

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 7:53 PM, 03.06.2015

CLE Rocks Project to help Waterloo Engage the Music Industry

Northeast Shores Development Corporation has taken on a new challenge in partnership with Waterloo based non-profit Cleveland Rocks: Past, Present and Future. Founded by Beachland Ballroom and Tavern co-owner Cindy Barber in 2012, and based at 15721 Waterloo Road, where it also operates the Space: ROCK Gallery for music photography. Fueled by grants from the Ohio Arts Council's Creative Economy Initiative and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, Northeast Shores Development Corporation is the lead fiscal partner, while Cleveland Rocks does the legwork, in a project to help explore how a neighborhood can grow through clustering creative economies, and in this case music.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 7:53 PM, 03.06.2015

North Collinwood is Getting Street Trees

North Collinwood has been selected by the City of Cleveland to be one of the first neighborhoods to receive street trees as an effort to restore and protect the urban forest. Our community will receive 250 new trees to be planted in the fall of 2015. Street trees generally have a positive effect on communities.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 7:53 PM, 03.06.2015

North Collinwood is Getting Street Trees

North Collinwood has been selected by the City of Cleveland to be one of the first neighborhoods to receive street trees as an effort to restore and protect the urban forest. Our community will receive 250 new trees to be planted in the fall of 2015. Street trees generally have a positive effect on communities.

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 10:04 PM, 02.05.2015

Taste the Neighborhood

Taste the Neighborhood is the annual fundraiser for Northeast Shores Development Corporation and will be held on Tuesday February, 17, 2015 at the Lithuanian Club 877 E. 185th St.  Please join us as we sample foods from North Collinwood’s finest restaurants as well as honor individuals and organizations that have made a difference in our community over the past year.

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 10:04 PM, 02.05.2015

Northeast Shores’ Annual Meeting

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Northeast Shores’ Annual Meeting on January 20, 2015. At the meeting, Executive Director Brian Friedman shared with attendees all the great things that the organization has helped make happen in 2014. Including the construction of a ceramic studio on Waterloo, live/work apartments at the Glencove, and the completion of the Waterloo Streetscape. Members also got a chance to hear about projects that Northeast Shores will be undertaking in the upcoming year. Some of the projects include neighborhood wide tree planting, Renter Equity, healthy Collinwood 2015, and the Transportation for Livable Communities Initiative for East 185th Street. This will certainly be an exciting 2015 for Collinwood.

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Volume 7, Issue 2, Posted 10:04 PM, 02.05.2015

Annual Meeting

Mark your calendar for Northeast Shores' Annual Membership meeting on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at the Collinwood Rec. Center! Want to hear about all the great happenings of 2014? Or vote on who will help direct the organization's goals for 2015? Sign up for 2015 membership? Well then you better get to this meeting! We can't wait to share with you how Collinwood has improved over the last year! 

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 10:04 PM, 02.05.2015

Become a Member

Hey you! yeah you! It's a new year and membership enrollment with Northeast Shores Development Corporation is upon us! For a small membership fee, not only will you receive information about the latest events happening in the neighborhood, but you will also receive specials from local merchants that are only available to members of Northeast Shores. But wait! There's more! 

Did you know Northeast Shores competes with over 30 community development corporations in Cleveland for funding. A strong Northeast Shores membership base shows a committed neighborhood to these funders, and lessens the burden of competing for the shrinking pool of public funds.

Not only does your membership help when it comes to funding. But your presence in our community contributes to the positive character and well-being of our neighborhood. If you are interested in participating in our efforts to make North Collinwood a better community, please complete the Membership Form and mail it to the Northeast Shores office along with your membership fee, which is a tax deductible donation.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 5:16 PM, 01.26.2015

Third Time's the Charm

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, get ready to jump for joy! Northeast Shores is proud to announce that the LaSalle Theater has finally been awarded tax credits through the State of Ohio!

John Kuntz, from The Plain Dealer, writes: " In Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood, Northeast Shores Development Corp. finally won $250,000 from the state for an overhaul of the LaSalle Theatre on East 185th Street. It was the nonprofit neighborhood group's third attempt to secure credits for that project.

 'I've been pretty pregnant for over a year now,' Brian Friedman, the group's executive director, said of his repeat applications for an award. 'So now, I get to induce labor.'

The credits bring Northeast Shores close to a $3.2 million funding goal for the project, which will transform the vacant theater into a performance and productions event space with four storefronts on the street and five apartments upstairs. Construction could start next year, and the restored venue might open in early 2016."

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 5:16 PM, 01.26.2015