Euclid is home to multiple preeminent manufacturers who are one of very few North American companies making specific parts or using proprietary processes pioneered in our city’s industrial corridor. Terves (www.tervesinc.com) is one such company – a leading manufacturer of dissolvable metals and polymers used for making many tools and components in the oil and gas industry. The company has been in the news lately for honors such as winning MAGNET’s [M]SPIRE pitch competition in 2016.
The Greater Cleveland Food Bank Receives $7,500 Grant from the Joy in Childhood FoundationSM to Help Make the Holiday Season Bright for Kids in Northeast Ohio
Mayor Kirsten Gail opened this year’s Euclid Holiday Celebration at Shore Cultural Center on December 1st with her warmest wishes for a joyous holiday season and the introduction of a few special guests. With a twinkle of festive joy in her eye the Mayor introduced Amanda Lovelace Tobicash from Amazon as well as Doug Knoop with HELP Foundation. Amazon is Euclid’s newest business resident and already a wonderful neighbor, and HELP was honored to have a few residents that they serve in Euclid chosen to light this year’s Christmas tree. Just before the tree was to be lit Amazon made Christmas come early for HELP Foundation as they presented a donation of $10,000 to support HELP’s mission!
On Thursday, December 21st dozens of Rick Case Honda executives, members of the Euclid Chamber of Commerce, and City of Euclid officials and employees gathered to celebrate the opening of a 2,250 square foot addition to the existing dealership on East 200th Street just off of I-90.
Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season – I sure did and am grateful for the wonderful gifts of family, friendship and community. As I reflect on the holidays and the year we are completing, I reflect on the true gifts of the season:
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Euclid Art’s 2017 Christmas Party, Potluck Dinner, and Chinese Auction Fundraiser was held on Monday evening December 4th at the Henn Mansion. We made over $420 for our art scholarship fund. We award a deserving senior art student from Euclid High School a $500 scholarship each year. Our members and their guests enjoyed an evening of great food, fun and friendship.
How did Keene Building Products get its start?
Character Education is an important part of the curriculum at Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence. Each classroom completed a service learning project to help the community. See some of these photos how students led decsions for how to care for others.
Orphan Annie believed that the sun would come out tomorrow...she had strong faith in that belief. In all of todays personal challenges, is your faith strong enough in the midst of negative emotions, to climb above these earthly energies and BELIEVE brighter days are ahead. It can be done in the quieting of your mind and through the letting go of past moments and embracing the present moment which is perfectly designed for creative thought and manifestation. Whatever you need to see or know to face or surmount, the way is shown to you. BELIEVE and you will be shown the way. The Light will dawn through the reservoir of faith within you. Three gentle breaths opens the heart and mind to infinite wisdom and peace. Through this silence and deeper union with the power and presence of God, all things are possible. May this new year be a joyous reunion with mind, body and spirit in harmony for your highest and best good. Join us at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics for new classes in higher living. Call 216 486 7240. Blessings to all.
Friday clubs are up and running. Pictures show some of the clubs in action!
Each year before winter break, Imagine Bella's Families Helping Families giving tree displays ornaments of items needed by Imagine Bella students. Families and staff members anonymously donate uniforms, coats, boots, and toys to help the students in our Imagine Bella community. Each item is wrapped up for families to take home on the last school day and open during the holiday season.
The cold weather may be here in Cleveland, but that doesn't stop our fun! Imagine Bella students in many grade levels had field trips to the Cleveland Zoo in Decemeber. Students bundled up for the times they were outside and stayed warm in the Rainforest and other indoor exhibits. Check out some of these pictures of their visit to the zoo!
Santa can’t be everywhere. So sometimes he has some very special people filling in for him. Members of the Jindra family have taken turns donning a Santa suit and gathering up a dedicated group of “elves” to spread holiday cheer at medical centers in Cleveland every Christmas morning for the past 54 years, including the last 14 years at David Simpson Hospice House. They are carrying on a century-old family tradition started by his great-grandfather in 1916.
Euclid based HELP Foundation is pleased to announce it has acquired Cornucopia Inc. of Lakewood. Cornucopia has helped people with disabilities develop skills, find confidence and provide work adjustment training since 1975.
Congratulations to Our Lady of the Lake students for participating in an Ohio Academic Challenge tournament in Lorain this past fall as well as one in Painsville this December placing several students to compete in the National tournament! Seventh graders Josie Carpenter-Lewis, Liam Delaney, Christopher Staggs, Rebecca Young, and Mason Adrine along with eighth graders Emme Trickett and Paul Paciorek! Students gave up time on select Saturdays to compete in several matches against other schools, often in nail-biting rounds, and the questions cover every academic topic you can imagine. Great work!
On Dec 21,2017 the Young Leaders sponsors Smolic Tire,Sievers Security,Ocho Rios & Bari Beauty & Health came together to help supply food for the Young Leaders Christmas Dinner for 100 people. There was a total of 25 volunteers at the event helping to serve Turkey,Stuffing,Dressing,Macoroni& Cheese,Green beans,Sweet potatoes,Apple and Cherry pie. The event was held at North point transitional living . This event was a success the volunteers felt it was a humbling experience and the residents enjoyed their meal. Other people and businesses who helped this come about isR&d Appliances,New Begginings Daycare ,Paninis bar & Grille,ChilliPeppers Fresh Mexican Grill, Brick Ceramic & design studio,Pendeltons barbershop and council woman Taneika Hill of Euclid Young Leaders would like to thank all the participants for helping to provide a good christmas to the community.
The halls, classrooms and auditorium of the Shore Cultural Centre will resonate with folk and traditional music on Saturday, February 24 from 1:00pm-10:00pm. The 3rd Annual Lake Erie Folk Fest (LEFF) will take place throughout the Shore building with FREE workshops, jam sessions, demonstrations, folk dancing, mini-concerts and activities for young people from 1:00pm-6:00pm. That evening at 7:30pm, the Shore Auditorium comes alive with an eclectic array of music in a day-ending concert. Featured that night will be the French-Canadian acoustic trio Ten Strings and a Goat Skin. Out of Prince Edward Island, Ten Strings plays a variety of traditional and roots music that spans Scottish, Irish, French and Canadian cultures. “Probably one of the most exciting and progressive new roots groups to come through in some time!” wrote Brian O’Donovan of Burren Backroom Sessions in Boston.
Robert had coverage for his Medicare from an advantage plan and through his agent had decided to change to a Medicare supplement. They met near the end of annual enrollment, discussed the plan options, as well as the different companies offerings and completed online applications from both the supplement and an independent prescription drug plan.
Accordionist Joe Strukel, a Euclid resident, was one of six polka performers to score their first wins at the 30th annual Polka Music Awards, presented by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum at the Cleveland Downtown Marriott Ballroom. Twenty-two awards were presented at a gala stage show on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The Awards Show was the high point of the 54th Thanksgiving Polka Party Weekend. The Tony Petkovsek Award was presented by the founder of the Thanksgiving Polka Weekend to Jan Horvath and Vice President Mark Habat, chairman of the three-day event.
The sun setting over Lake Erie provided the perfect backdrop to a memorable December Meal to Remember at David Simpson Hospice House. For the fourth consecutive year, Fat Cats, the popular eclectic eatery in Tremont, donated, prepared and served residents, their families and caregivers a meal featuring some of the most requested signature dishes from their menu.
UpStage Players, one of Northeast Ohio’s most enduring non-profit children’s theatre companies, invites area youths, ages 7 to 15, to audition for the troupe’s Spring 2018 musical, Singin’ In The Rain, Jr. Known for its no-cut policy, UpStage Players “works for the kids” of Greater Cleveland.
The day you turned age 65 used to be the day most people retired. They left the work place behind, started collecting Social Security and enrolled in Medicare. It was a fairly clear-cut process. But transitioning to Medicare is different today. If you are turning 65 in 2018, I recommend you take some time before your birthday to learn about the choices you will be facing. Here are steps to help you get started:
Step 1: Know when to enroll
You can sign up for Medicare at any time during your initial enrollment period or IEP. Your IEP begins three months before your 65th birthday month, includes your birthday month and continues for three months after. Delaying your enrollment may result in penalties so it is important to enrolled on time.
Step 2: Learn what’s covered and what’s not
Original Medicare does not cover 100% of your medical costs. Many people are surprised to learn long-term care, most routine dental and vision care and hearing aids are not covered. Even if Medicare covers a service or item, you generally have to pay your deductible, coinsurance, and copayments. Lean how much you will be responsible for so there are no surprises in store for you.
Step 3: Learn about Prescription Drug Coverage
Original Medicare offers prescription drug coverage (Part D) to everyone with Medicare. Part D is added through a standalone prescription drug plan or as part of a Medicare Advantage plan. Each plan can vary in cost and the drugs it covers.
Step 4: Learn about Other Options
Your other options include Medicare-approved Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplements. There are also plans providing coverage for vision, dental hearing and long term care. These vary in coverage and cost but are intended to take care of a portion of your costs or offer additional benefits not covered by Original Medicare
Step 5: Learn more by attending Getting Started with Medicare
Plan now to join me for a presentation of Getting Started with Medicare, a class where we cover all these topics and you have a chance to get answers to your questions now, before you sign up for Medicare. Getting Started with Medicare classes are only for educational purposes and no plan specific benefits or details are shared
Our next class will take place in conjunction with the Mentor Library on Wednesday, January 24, 2018, from 6 to 8 pm. Call 440-255-8811, ext. 216 for more information on where the class will meet. Visit www.Mutskoinsurance.com/seminars for additional upcoming class dates and times. I look forward to you joining me. You can also contact me at 440-255-5700 or email me at Lmutsko@mutskoinsurance.com.
The Women in Transition program at Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is launching a new session of classes to empower women in their pursuit of education, training and a career.
The City of Euclid along with the Home Repair Resource Center will be hosting a two part series on Drywall and Plaster Wall Repair at the Lakefront Community Center located at 1 Bliss Lane. The drywall repair session is a free workshop and takes place on Tuesday, January 30th at 6:30pm. At this event residents will learn how to repair holes in drywall, how to use tape to cover seams, and how to put joint compound over tape and seams. The second session will follow on Tuesday, February 6th at 6:30pm and is only $15 with possible discounts available. This workshop will teach residents how plaster walls are constructed and how to repair cracks, holes and sags in the plaster. Join us for an informative evening including hands-on demonstrations. Interested participants can register, complete the discount application or find more information at www.hrrc-ch.org.
The Euclid Hunger Center was a bustling place during the last two months of 2017. We provided Thanksgiving turkeys to 250 families, and holiday meals to many more. We couldn’t have done any of it, though, without the generosity of our community and the help of many dedicated volunteers. Numerous schools in our area held food drives for our center, and several local businesses collected food and cash gifts from their employees. Literally tons of food came through our doors, got sorted, and then were passed on to people who needed help.
The Slovenian Society Home Annual Meeting will be held on Sunday February 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m.
The Slovenian Home is located at 20713 Recher Ave in Euclid, Ohio.
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He had just lost the love of his life, and he came to the Center because he didn’t want to be alone. His feelings and emotions were raw. They went from relief that the suffering was over, to anger and a horrible feeling of emptiness. Twenty-six years together is a long time.
During that time, they had shared everything in life. Good times, and bad. Happy and sad. It has been said that everyone needs a witness to their life and his had died, just this morning.
We talked about the belief that birth and death are opposites, but there is no opposite to life. We talked about life going on, but in a different form that we cannot see. We spoke about the gift that life together had been, and how it is better that the suffering is now over.
Improve your chances to receive more scholarship money by increasing your ACT scores with College Now Greater Cleveland’s impACT ACT Prep Course at Euclid Public Library!
For more than 55 years, the Friends of the Euclid Public Library has proudly served the community. Friends actively support EPL in many ways, such as, volunteering for library services and events, hosting community programs including poetry jams, and fundraising through bi-annual book sales.
Local fiber artist Deb Berkeblile is displaying a series of her quilts in the main hallway of the Shore Cultural Centre. Deb has an extensive background in textiles and quilt making and is a member of the Lake Erie Fiber Arts Guild.
In December 2017, Euclid City Council unanimously passed a ceremonial resolution recognizing ‘Keep Euclid Beautiful’ (KEB) as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.
This is the time of year when New Year's resolutions are made, and often broken soon thereafter! Most resolutions involve some sort of self-improvement, which, if they were easy to achieve, would have been achieved by now. But nothing in life worth anything is just given to us. It takes commitment and discipline to achieve worthwhile goals, two important attributes many of us struggle to maintain in our lives.
Celebrating Catholic Schools Week at OLL School
Christmas is always a very special season, and this year at Our Lady of the Lake we captured some special memories to help us remember. At every Christmas Mass, Fr. Joe invited parishioners to take out their phones and take a selfie, or snap a picture of others near them in church. Hundreds of smiling people are now captured in a beautiful Christmas Album that we’ll treasure and enjoy sharing with all our parishioners. Thank you to all the “photographers” who helped us create this Christmas keepsake!