Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Is Soul Beautiful?

All work and no play, makes for a hungry staff! Northeast Shores staff took time out to taste the freshly prepared food offered at Soul Beautiful.

The fries are freshly cut, golden brown and hot out of the fryer. The catfish is great. Next time we'll try the George Clinton's Atomic Dog Polish Boy with the
Fleetwoods Mac & Cheese or maybe the Leverts Big Throw Down with James Brown's Mashed Potatoes.

"I feel good, like I knew that I would now." Soul Beautiful, 695 East 185th St., 216-383-6600 dine in or carry out, breakfast, lunch, dinner

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Walkthrough of Horseshoe Bar

During a recent meeting of the East 185th Street Block Watch, it became clear that not everyone is aware of the dilapidated condition of the Horseshoe Bar (located at 749 East 185th Street). Several potential developers have viewed the space and determined that the building is too far gone to be repaired. They have commented the building has structural issues and mold issues due to a backed up sewer and leaking roof.

Several concerned residents have shared that they are not convinced the building can't be saved. As such, the property owner (in cooperation with the developers proposing a car wash at the site) are hosting a public walkthrough of the building. Anyone interested in seeing the condition of the property is invited to the building on Friday, August 1st between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m. Due to the condition of the property, all visitors are required to sign a liability waiver. It may be a good idea to consider bringing your own flashlight and facemask as well.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Polka Mass is Back!

Polka, Polka, Polka!

All Alumni and Friends are invited to celebrate with the Viking Community a

Polka Mass

at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 20th in the VASJ Gym

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Michael Gurnick SJ ’87 and the Wayne Tomsic Combo will play during the mass.

Please support the VASJ Senior Class after mass. They will be selling breakfast foods to help raise funds for their class. Please plan to stay eat and POLKA!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Quarterly Meeting This Week

This meeting is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Please try to attend.
General Membership Meeting of Northeast Shores
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Location: Memorial Nottingham Library, 17109 Lakeshore Boulevard
6:30 - 8:00 PM General Meeting

Introduction - Cindy Barber
Councilman Report - Mike Polensek
Safety Report - Commander Wayne Drummond
Euclid Beach Pier Feasibility Study - Final Report by Gregory Thein, URS Consultants

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Walk It Out!

…or better yet, walk it off!

You know, the pounds, the stress…you get the picture!

Join with neighbors and friends and learn some fun facts about North Shores Collinwood while getting a little extra exercise! YMCA of Greater Cleveland representatives—and neighborhood residents—will provide you with weekly tips on Healthy Walking as well as lead these weekly walks. We estimate that these walks will take from a half hour to an hour and 15 minute, as walks will range from 1.15 miles to 2.25 miles.

Participants will receive a complimentary 7-map set of North Collinwood walking maps for joining!

And remember, children, spouses and pets are welcome!!

(1) Friday, July 11th - 7 P.M. - Lakeshore Route - Meet at parking lot at E.140th & Lakeshore
(2) Friday, July 18th - 7 P.M. - Shore Acres/Memorial School Route - Meet at Memorial
Garden, E.152nd Street and Lucknow Avenue
(3) Friday, July 25th - 7 P.M. - Historic Waterloo Route - Meet at E.156th &
(4) Friday, August 1st - 7 P.M. - Historic Bungalow Route - Meet at E. 174th &
Nottingham (in front of St. Johns church)
(5) Friday, August 8th - 7 P.M. - Euclid Beach/Wildwood Route - Meet at Neff Road upper parking lot
(6) Friday, August 15th - 7 P.M. - Sandy’s Frozen Whip
Route - Meet at Sandy’s,
(7) Friday, August 22nd - 7 P.M. - East 185th/Lakeshore
Route - Meet at s.w. corner of E.185th & Lakeshore

To be repeated in the same order through the fall from Friday August 29th through October 10th but at 6 P.M.

Questions? Call Barb @ (216) 263-6293

Hope to see you walking the talk this summer!

Brought to you by the YMCA and Clevelanders in Motion

We walk rain or shine…but not in thunderstorms!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Waterloo Arts Fest is Coming!

The Waterloo Arts Festival is coming to Waterloo on Saturday, August 2nd!

Mark your calendars! Don't miss it!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Northeast Shores is now hiring

Northeast Shores is seeking applicants for our open position of Real Estate Development Director. Please review the below posting and apply (or tell people that would be a good fit).

Real Estate Development Director

Northeast Shores Development Corporation is one of Cleveland’s leading community development corporations. The organization has greatly contributed to the physical, economic and social development of the North Shores Collinwood area of Cleveland. Northeast Shores is currently seeking a Real Estate Development Director to manage all development project work.

In this role, you will be responsible for developing and reviewing construction and financial documents for underutilized properties; selling residential real estate owned or co-developed by Northeast Shores; managing the team of consultants and contractors related to real estate development projects; tracking the status of blighted and/or abandoned properties; preparing funding requests for programs and projects; supervising the housing staff including the full-time Housing Program Manager/Property Manager; overseeing all leasing activities and ensuring full compliance with all applicable laws; managing the maintenance of properties owned and/or managed by the agency; and managing and maintaining ongoing relationships with the staff of the Cleveland Housing Network, Ohio Housing Finance Agency, and the City of Cleveland Community Development Department as well as other development partners.

The successful candidate will have prior experience in non-profit real estate development, real estate sales, governmental relations, real estate finance, fundraising, or similar background. Exposure to construction or rehabilitation a plus. Experience selling residential real estate a plus. Familiarity with real estate projects and related asset management requirements; strong project management skills; proficiency with MS Office Suite; excellent verbal and written communication skills; conflict resolution skills; and the ability to use a personal vehicle with valid driver’s license and minimum property/casualty coverage on such vehicle are also critical to your success in this position. Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in non-profit management, urban studies, public administration or a related field is required.

We offer a competitive salary, benefits package, and a supportive and dynamic work environment. To apply, e-mail or mail your resume and salary requirements by July 25 to:

Brian A. Friedman
Executive Director
Northeast Shores Development Corporation
317 East 156th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44110

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Safety Fair huge success!

The Safety Fair was a huge success.

Big Momma was there! That's the police SWAT tank.

The fire department brought the "smoke house" for children to climb through and learn how to escape from a building fire.

Police officers roasted hot dogs by the dozens! The auto theft unit held a drawing for automobile anti-theft devices.

Barb won one and as soon as she read the directions, she expects to start using the device.

Kids were given book bags, pencils, coloring books and all kinds of cool stuff.

Blood pressure testing was available for folks along with health tips.

Thanks to Dave's Market for hot dogs and the use of their
parking lot.

Thanks to the Cleveland Police for a fun

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Rebuilding Together helps elderly resident!

Shirley Napier was selected by Rebuilding Together Cleveland to receive substantial assistance to improve her home. Ms. Napier has lived in the neighborhood for over 20 years and Northeast Shores recommended she receive assistance from the program.

Rebuilding Together is a nationwide nonprofit volunteer organization set up to provide rehabilitation and repairs to homes owned by individuals and families on a limited income with a focus on the elderly and disabled. This program offers simple home repairs and maintenance that can be physically, if not financially, impossible to handle by the resident. It is designed to bring corporations, neighbors and volunteers together to repair and paint pre-selected homes. This year, Ms. Napier was the one selected.

Stephanie Thomas, Housing Programs Manager for Northeast Shores, met Ms. Napier last year after she was cited from the city. Stephanie nominated her last year but she was not selected, since another one of our nominees was selected that year. So now here is her time to shine!

She will be getting her house painted by volunteers from all over. She was also approved for Weatherization, whereas the work for this has started as well. The Rebuilding Together event occurred on Saturday, June 28 2008.