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Message from the Mayor

I began my professional career in Euclid at the non-profit organization Euclid Community Concerns.  The mission of the organization was to “create a model community where citizens of all races and backgrounds live together in harmony.”  While there has been some progress, we still have a lot of work to do to be a united City.  I strive for us to be a community that can live, work and thrive together.  I lead this administration to focus on listening to our residents and building partnerships so we can address issues together.  I expect all of us to walk together, one step at a time and progress on purpose.  I’m grateful for everyone that will join me and my administration.

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Join in on the fun: This Is Euclid Art Walk celebrates a revitalizing, walkable downtown Euclid

Enjoy a leisurely stroll in downtown Euclid where the sidewalks will be lined with interactive art stations, live music, artist vendors, free ice cream and more.

The City of Euclid is hosting its second “This Is Euclid” Art Walk in downtown Euclid on Friday, September 22nd from 6-11pm. The free community event is to take place in the newly renovated Triangle Park at Shore Cultural Centre and along the sidewalks and storefronts on Lakeshore Boulevard between E.218th Street and E.228th Street.

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Being Nature-Friendly is So Easy

Being nature-friendly is something many of us rarely think about, or we worry it is complicated and a lot of work. But, actually it takes just a few simple actions every once in a while. Just a few extra steps can help protect wildlife, clean up our community, and keep our water safe. Take a look at these easy tips and try a few for yourself.

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Ask an Officer

Question: How does a teenager get a driver’s license? 

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ESO gears up for new season with new director

Rochelle Hylton, President, Euclid Symphony Board of Directors; Matthew Salvaggio, Music Director, Euclid Symphony Orchestra; and Euclid Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer Gail pose for a photo following the orchestra's children's concert on May 11.

The Euclid Symphony Orchestra is welcoming a new conductor this fall along with new music and old favorites in their regular performances at Shore Cultural Centre.

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ADL Chooses a Local Catholic Educator for Expedition to Israel

Mrs. Garuckas at the (Wailing) Wall

New York, NY, July 26, 2017 … Catholic school educators from across the country returned from a unique educational expedition to Israel facilitated by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).  Middle and high school educators from 15 states participated in ADL’s nationally acclaimed Bearing Witness Advanced program, the only initiative of its kind within the Jewish and Catholic communities. Patrice Garuckas, the Upper School religion teacher from Ss. Robert and William Catholic School in Euclid was honored to be one of the 19 educators chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime experience. In the summer of 2016, Patrice was selected to participate in the Bearing Witness program in Washington DC which provides Catholic school educators with training and resources to help their students understand the history of anti-Semitism, the Holocaust, and modern manifestations of prejudice.  The week-long program created in 1995 by the ADL’s Washington, DC Regional Office, the Archdiocese of Washington, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, and in cooperation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the National Cathedral Education Association, and Georgetown University, Bearing Witness is changing relations between Catholics and Jews. Completion of the program in Washington, allowed Patrice the opportunity to complete the essays and application for The Jack Rudin Bearing Witness Advanced program in Israel.

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A Hole in One and a Cracked Windshield

No doubt, the 2017 golf outing will go down in the books as a memorable one.  Golfers hit Briardale Golf Course for 18 holes on a hot, muggy July day.  The outing, presented by the HELP Foundation, was filled with a lot of chances to win cash and prizes. Numerous hole sponsors offered chances to win additional prizes at their hole, including Action CARSTAR Auto Body & Frame.  A car windshield was set up on Hole #1 and Mike Oliver of Minute Men Staffing won $100 cash when his shot hit the windshield.

On hole #8, a par 3, 165 yard shot, James Hoynes of the Hoynes Insurance Agency and Nationwide Insurance, witnessed Dave Bruckman tee off and hit a hole-in-one to win a $10,000 cash prize!  James and his foursome complete with David Lynch, Tom Daniels and Gary Zehre, also won the outing.

A big thanks to all of our sponsors for the outing who helped to make this the most successful one to date.  

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Shore Announces Fall 2017 Schedule

The Shore Cultural Centre has released the schedule for its Fall 2017 classes and programs including major auditorium events.  A pdf formatted copy may be downloaded and printed from www.shoreculturalcentre.com.  Copies of the schedule will be distributed to all Euclid area schools shortly after Labor Day. 

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Celebrate National Library Card Sign-Up Month September 1-30

National Library Card Sign-Up Month Returns September! 

This month, the Euclid Public Library is again teaming up with eight other local library systems to encourage every child under 18, to sign up for a free library card or get rid of fines that may stop them from checking out their favorite items. The initiative, called A Card for Every Kid, will take place September 1-30 to coincide with National Library Card Sign-Up Month. It is a cooperative effort among the Cuyahoga County library systems to raise awareness of the importance of library card ownership for children and teens. The initiative also seeks to gain a better understanding of the barriers that keep some children and teens from owning a library card.

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The Flying Scotsman, Peter Quinn, Comes to the Rescue Again.

I needed gutters.

I needed gutters. I needed gutters bad. I know Peter Quinn the Flying Scotsman is a wizard at kitchen and bath remodels. I have seen firsthand the amazing decks he has built. He and his crew did a 5 star job resurfacing my hard wood floors. But I needed gutters, so I called Peter. He said, "Aaaa Laddie, it's no a problem."

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A Spiritual Journey

Excitement with the recent solar eclipse, visible through the core of our country, motivates us to take a closer look at the cycles within our personal life and how we naturally realign to what creates success.  For some, a 24 hour cycle work best in staying mindfull of life goals. Perhaps a seven to 30 day cycle is best to activate intentions.   Intentions are powerful yet attention is what creates pathways to success.  What we place our attention on is how the universal life force responds to us. This is a truth in the Law of Attraction.  As the Divine Plan moves to bring the moon and sun into alignment, so can we move towards a more joy-filled life by being mindfull.  Ask the important questions.  Am I  truly enjoying life or just living a robotic existence?  At the end of the day, am I grateful for all that is?  If you are not getting a "yes" answer then only you can make the necessary adjustments.  Mind, body and spirit can be realigned by personal choices with right intention and positive attention. Be mindfull of how your thoughts and behaviors create your life experience and activate courage to create the life you desire.  Staying  receptive to new ideas and open to new experiences is the gift we have been given to be co-ceators in the expression of our soul's purpose.  Align to the infinite wisdom within you and be great!  Join others at the Rishis Institute of Metaphysics in a journey to wholeness.

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Keeping Euclid Beautiful, Rain or Shine

Rain didn’t put a damper on the latest collaboration with volunteers and “Keep Euclid Beautiful”.  Sixteen (16) freshman from Case Western Reserve University learned one of life’s most important mantras August 24th; overcome and adapt.  The original plan for this morning was to paint and repair the Skate Park on Milton Avenue but the weather had a different plan.  So this group of students along with Keep Euclid Volunteers pitched in and cleaned up the inside of CE Orr arena. 

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Polka Hall of Fame Harvest Party, Friday, October 6

The Frank Stanger Orchestra appears at the Polka Hall of Fame Harvest Party, Friday, October 6, 2017, at the Croatian Lodge in Eastlake, Ohio.

When the autumn leaves start to turn, it’s time to take a turn on the dance floor at the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame Harvest Polka Party, Friday, October 6th, at the Croatian Lodge Party Center, in Eastlake, Ohio. It’s an elegant evening of the finest Cleveland-Style polkas and waltzes with two popular bands, the Frank Stanger Orchestra and Klancnik and Friends, plus a surprise polka CD premiere.

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Sausage Is King at the Polka Hall of Fame Sausage Festival, Wednesday, September 13, in Kirtland

Euclid sausage-maker Bill Azman is among the vendors serving up their finest wares at the 14th Annual Polka Hall of Fame Sausage Festival, Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at SNPJ Farm, in Kirtland, Ohio.

Who takes the crown for Sausage King or Queen? You decide when you vote at the 14th annual Slovenian Sausage Festival, hosted by the National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame, Wednesday, September 13, 2017. Your favorite polka bands and sausage-makers converge at SNPJ Farm for eight hours of non-stop music and munching, from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m.

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“A Family Affair” with Glasbena Matica in Concert, Sunday, October 22

The Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society performs in concert at St. Mary’s Auditorium, 15517 Holmes Avenue, Cleveland, on Sunday, October 22, 2017.

It’s “A Family Affair” as the Glasbena Matica Slovenian Singing Society invites you to a concert and dance on Sunday, October 22, 2017. You’ll enjoy Slovenian, classical and American melodies about family life, marriage, mothers and fathers, performed by Cleveland’s legendary Slovenian chorus. Selections range from folk songs and opera to Avsenik and Slak favorites, plus Broadway and Cleveland-Style polkas – all saluting our family ties in Slovenian and English.

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Grove City Shopping Trip

Treat yourself to some retail therapy. The Euclid Family YMCA will be heading the Grove City Outlets on October 18th in Grove City, PA. This trip is open to all members of the community. Lunch is not included, but there are many places to eat within the outlet mall. Sweating while you shop counts as exercise, so please join us!

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Bob’s Corner

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.

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Join the Party at the No Balls Ball

PetFix Northeast Ohio will be hosting the always popular No Balls Ball on Saturday, October 7 at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. In addition to great food, there will be a silent auction and raffles, wine pull, DJ and dancing. PetFix will also be honoring the 2017 PetFix Hero. PetFix Heroes are acknowledged for going the extra mile to help create a world in which every cat and dog born has a loving home.

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Make That Next Presentation Memorable!

Has the boss asked you to conduct a presentation to your colleagues? Do you have a job interview coming up? Are you nervous when you speak in front of a group? Do you find that you have something important to say, but have trouble making your point effectively and with authority? If you want to improve your communication skills, then Toastmasters has something to offer. Participating in a Toastmasters club provides a friendly, encouraging environment for people with various backgrounds and experience with public speaking. Meetings typically include opportunities for members to conduct prepared presentations, conduct impromptu speeches, and evaluate or be evaluated on communication and leadership skills displayed throughout the meeting.

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Free Art Therapy Workshops Offer Hope and Healing

Healing Arts Workshops, such as Fabric & Feelings shown here, use art therapy to help those who are grieving express their feelings. (Photo by Bob Perkoski)  

Are you grieving the loss of a love one?  Healing Arts Workshops use art therapy to provide grieving people with a creative outlet for their feelings. The free workshops are offered by Hospice of the Western Reserve to any adult in the community who is grieving a loss.  Anyone can enroll, whether or not they had a loved one cared for hospice. No art experience is necessary. The workshops are made possible through funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

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Second Blessings

Wow.... a lot of linens!

The 4th Annual Second Blessings Rummage Sale will take place at Saint John of the Cross Parish, 140 Richmond Road in Euclid on September 9 from 9 am – 6 pm and Sunday September 10 from noon until 5 pm. This is a HUGE boutique-style sale like none you have ever seen! Over 18,000 square feet of gently used items including designer clothing, furniture, toys, housewares, linens, sporting goods and more. All items have been donated from the parish and surrounding  community in hopes that they will become a blessing to someone else.   Admission is free, but if you enter at 8 am on Saturday to get the best selections, the cost is $5 and will be donated to the Euclid Hunger Center.  All proceeds from the sale support the mission of the parish. Saint John of the Cross Parish has over 75 volunteers working year round to ensure a wonderful experience for everyone who walks in the doors to attend this spectacular sale.  For more information, visit their  website: saintjohnofthecross.org or call the parish office: (216) 289-0770.

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Paladar Latin Kitchen Brings Nuevo Latino Vibe to David Simpson Hospice House

Paladar Latin Kitchen brought its festive Latino cuisine to David Simpson Hospice House recently. Hospice patients and their families were treated to a gourmet meal prepared and donated by the restaurant.

Hospice of the Western Reserve welcomed the culinary staff from Paladar Latin Kitchen, 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, to David Simpson Hospice House recently for its Meal to Remember program.  Chef Charles Sackman and his culinary staff prepared a festive gourmet dinner for patients and their families featuring specialties of the house, including mojo chicken, rice, seasoned black beans, homemade plantain chips with pico de gallo and homemade margarita donuts with frosting. A selection of fine wines was donated by Scoperta Importing, Inc.

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Shore to Screen film on playwright August Wilson

August Wilson's childhood home at 1727 Bedford Ave., Pittsburgh, PA. It is on the National Register of Historic Places. Photo: WQED Pittsburgh.

Shore Cultural Centre will screen the PBS American Masters documentary on playwright August Wilson, “The Ground on Which I Stand”, Monday, September 11 at 7:00pm in Room 152.  The showing of this film will kick off a series of events planned by Shore and the Euclid Public Library dedicated to the life and work of August Wilson.  “This is an excellent way in which people can get a real taste of Wilson and what’s in store for them at Shore and the Library regarding this important American playwright.”,  said Terrence Spivey, Shore Artistic Associate.  A panel discussion will follow the film featuring Spivey; Jimmie Woody, Tri-C Professor, actor and director; Cornell Calhoun III, Wilsonian actor; and Dianne McIntyre, Broadway choreographer/director.  A $5 donation is suggested for admission.   

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Euclid YMCA Taste Festival

The Euclid Family YMCA will be hosting its first Taste Festival on September 29th at 5pm - 7pm. We are currently looking for restaurants, and community members to join the festival. Your vendor donation of $25 along with all other proceeds will be going towards the YMCA Annual Campaign which provides scholarships for area youth and families to have access to the YMCA programs and services. 

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Silhouette Productions and Shore Cultural Centre Proudly Present "Annie Get Your Gun"

Irving Berlin's "ANNIE GET YOUR GUN" scored a bulls eye when it returned to Broadway in 1999, starring Bernadette Peters and sporting a revised libretto by Tony, Oscar and Emmy winner Peter Stone. As Newsday reported, Stone's revisions 'are sweetly ingenious, and the show is a dream.' Stone reshaped the 1946 book to create a Wild West show-within-a-show that frames the ageless 'Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better' love story of sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. Stone has added a secondary romance between the younger sister of Frank's bothersome assistant Dolly, and a boy who is (to Dolly's horror) part Native American. 'The book has been updated in ways that pass p.c. muster,' reported Time Magazine, 'without losing all the fun.' Joined to the new book, of course, is that amazing Irving Berlin score, featuring hit after hit after hit. 'Irving Berlin's greatest achievement in the theater,' wrote the New York Post, ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 'will always be a musical for the ages, one of the Broadway theater's enduring triumphs.'

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Euclid Art Association Offers Two Fall Workshops

Now is the time to sign up. On Saturday, October 7, 2017, Euclid Art presents “A Tag Team Floral Watercolor Workshop” with Cathy Welner and Bob Moyer, two of Ohio’s premiere award winning artists.  Join in, pair up while Cathy and Bob mix and match their different watercolor techniques to produce an amazing floral watercolor, as you will too!  While pairing is optional.....it’s more fun and challenging as a team.  Everyone will end with a painting.  Cathy and Bob will instruct throughout the class in their unique techniques to make this a fun time experience.  Cost is $45 for members, $55 for nonmembers.  Cathy and Bob have impressive art bios and currently teach watercolor classes at Cliffside Artist Collaborative in Hinckley, OH.

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Seeking Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) For Youth

CASA of Cuyahoga County, a program of Child and Family Advocates of Cuyahoga County, recruits, screens, trains, and supports volunteers who act as independent fact-finders for the court in cases involving child abuse and neglect. 

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St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School Teaches Slovenian

September 9th marks the beginning of another year for the St. Vitus Adult Slovenian School  The language classes meet on two Saturday mornings a month from 9:15 to 11:45.  Classes are held at St. Martin de Porres High School,  6111 Lausche Avenue, Cleveland.   Tuition is $50.00 per semester or $100.00 for the whole year.  Textbooks are from Slovenia and are purchased separately from each instructor.

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Welcome Back!

Dance Teacher Mr. Ford and Dean of Students Mr. Gamble greeted families as they hit the red carpet for Meet and Greet! So excited to see everyone back!

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House Meetings

Adkeysiga danced in the dance studio!

Imagine Bella students and teachers are members of houses based on the house system from Ron Clark Academy. Students and teachers meet with their house throughout the year to build community and encourage each other to be 4 Star Students. Check out these photos from the first house meeting where students danced, practiced cheers, and learned about their house.

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International Dot Day

Do you know the Dot Day song?

Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence Art Teacher Mrs. Heston is getting ready to celebrate International Dot Day in September!

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