Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Celebrate the New Year at the Beachland

Posted as requested by Cindy Barber, owner of the Beachland Ballroom:

"The problem with New Year's Eve is that the pressure is on to have THE BEST NIGHT OF ALL TIME every single year. Often you are disappointed right? Or you just hide and wait for it to be over.

The good news is that this year the Beachland has created something really special because we're excited about ringing in a year that means a new chance, with a new president. So we asked the legendary Jason and the Scorchers from Nashville to make a special trip up north to ring in 2009 at the Beachland Ballroom, with Cleveland's own crazy toastmasters the Whiskey Daredevils kicking things off.

And here's the testimonial: According to head Daredevil Greg Miller, "Jason and the Scorchers is one of the ten best American bands of all time. These are the guys that created the "cowpunk" playbook, and are cited as influences by every cool band you can think of. Without Jason and the Scorcers, there is no Cowslingers/Whiskey Daredevils. I still listen to the "Fervor" and "Still Standing" records every few weeks."

Here's the back story: the original Jason & The Scorchers played a reunion in September at the Americana Music Association awards ceremony where they received a Lifetime Achievement Award. That two-song performance marked the first time in over a decade the original line-up shared the stage. Anchored by singer Jason Ringenberg and guitarist Warner Hodges, the band included Perry Baggs on drums and Jeff Johnson on bass, but Baggs had left the drum throne due to his fight with diabetes, which keeps him on dialysis on a weekly basis. Johnson left the band in 1997, moved out to the west coast and the movie business.

After the awards ceremony an altered version of the Scorchers, with former Clevelander Al Collins on bass and Fenner Castner on drums, plus Baggs on harmony vocals and percussion out front with Ringenberg and Hodges, took the stage at another venue and rocked for 2 hours leaving hundreds, including me, completely knocked out by the energy on stage, especially the interplay between Hodges great guitar work and Ringenberg's just pure twirling joy.

I called Ringenberg, who has been a regular solo performer at the Beachland (even performing one year at the E. 185th Street Festival), to ask about a New Year's Eve show. Jason had not planned on touring with a revised Scorchers until sometime in the spring, but rounded up the crew, which will include Al Collins' wife, Stacie as a featured guest, to play this special Beachland show, because, like many performers, the club is one of his favorite spots to play. The Beachland has invited all Scorchers fans to convene in Cleveland to usher in 2009. And a few folks are coming in from as far away as Oregon, Texas and New York to see this.

The plan is to kick off an hour set of Whiskey Daredevils at 9:30 in our balloon-filled, disco-ball-lite ballroom, where there will plenty of tables and chairs. Scorchers will go on at 11 PM with a midnight break to countdown the end of 2008, toasts, noise and kisses all around, and then they'll keep going until 12:30 or 1 PM depending on how the energy feels. Then you can make your way to our annual post show buffet breakfast if you want.

Tickets are set at $25 each and include noisemakers and champagne at midnight, but because you know me, live nearby, or I just think you should be there.... I am offering you a special TWO FER ONE PRICE for you and any friends you think would appreciate this special happening. You can buy tickets online at the Beachland website and enter the access code CHEAPDATE when you make your purchase for the 2 fer one deal or, if you want, you can also buy them direct from the Beachland at this price by mentioning the promo when you call 216-383-1124 in the next couple days.

Help us bring in a new year, with friendship and fun.

Cindy B."

Monday, December 22, 2008

Collinwood is a "plum fun time"

The Plain Dealer Friday Magazine highlighted that Collinwood (among other places) is where you should take returning Clevelanders to show them a great time.

The exact quote was:
"Collinwood: This old Cleveland neighborhood was written off as a dead zone when rock club par excellence the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern - 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland - opened in 2000. No more. Waterloo is swimming in shops, galleries, and hangouts: Shoparooni (retro toys and clothes), Music Saves (indie rock discs), Studio 7 & Gallery (steel sculptures galore), Low Life Gallery (art with a rock 'n' roll attitude) and, of course, This Way Out (a vintage shop located under the Beachland)."

Isn't that great?!? Bring out your friends and family and check US out.

To see the whole article, follow this link:

Friday, December 19, 2008

Give Food - Less Hair!

Happy Holidays from Beachland Hair Design

On Monday December 22 from 10:00 am until ???

Beachland Hair Design, 18324 Lakeshore Blvd,will be offering a Free Hair Cut to anyone who brings in a non-perishable food item*

*These food items will be donated to the food bank.

This offer is only good for a hair cut no other services will be free.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

KeyBank now open on East 185th

The new KeyBank is now open on East 185th Street. We are very excited about the modern amenities provided at the branch and just LOVE the digital screens behind the tellers. Very nice!

You can access the new branch directly off of East 185th Street, Shawnee, or through the Save-A-Lot parking lot.

Please stop in to the branch, introduce yourself, and say "thank you" for their commitment and investment in North Shores Collinwood!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Winter Newsletter Now Available

The Winter 2009 edition of our Northeast Shore Lines newsletter is now available!

If you are a member of Northeast Shores, you already received your copy in the mail.

If you are in the neighborhood, you can pick up a copy at a slew of places. On East 185th Street, you can pick up a copy at Arabica, Chili Peppers, Scotti's, Bistro 185, Martin's Men's Wear, Cebar's, Gus's Diner, Lucky 7, Federated Auto, and more. On Waterloo Road, you can pick up copies at the Beachland Ballroom, Arts Collinwood, Slovenian Workmen's Home, Shoparooni, and more. On Lakeshore Boulevard, you can pick up a copy at the Golden Age Center, Memorial Nottingham Library, Georgio's, Family Dollar and more.

Too cold to go out? Download the newsletter from our website at http://www.northeastshores.org/newsletter.php

Monday, December 8, 2008

Weekends on Waterloo this Weekend

Weekends on Waterloo is going to be huge all month and especially this weekend!

Please see this incredibly long list of stuff you can do this weekend and be there!


Lantern Installations on Waterloo, Sponsored by Arts Collinwood Look for the lanterns on the street – all handmade by local artists!

Sculpture Garden & Lighting Installation by Jerry Schmidt
just east of the Waterloo 7 Gallery/ReVamped building, 16006 Waterloo

Exit Stencil Recording Studios, 16101 Waterloo, 216.481.8321, exitstencil.org
Buy your favorite aspiring rock star some studio time!

Cafe Marika, 15601 Waterloo, 216.752.0828, lucyssweetsurrender.com
Holiday Special: North Collinwood residents receive 10% off all orders of $20 or more! Order holiday pastries, Christmas cookies, and Hungarian specialties from Lucy’s Sweet Surrender and have them delivered to Cafe Marika.

Slovenian Workman’s Home Fish Fry, 15335 Waterloo, 216.481.4378
Every Friday, 11:30am to 8pm, with music!


Low Life Gallery Holiday Art Exhibition, 16001 Waterloo, lowlifecleveland.com Opening Friday, November 28, 7pm: Dad Just Screwed Up Christmas Again. A collection of artwork celebrating dysfunctional families ruining the holidays!

Shoparooni Presents: Cleveland Art Bomb,15813 Waterloo, 216.383.3633, shoparooni.com In the Shoparooni Annex Opening Friday, November 28, 7-11pm, continuing through the holidays. Shoparooni presents affordable works from their favorite local artists and artisans!

ReVamped Photography Exhibit, 16006 Waterloo, 216.299.1527, myspace.com/fancycraft 011 to 510: A Photography Exhibit by Brittainy Heisler & Matty McNary Opening Friday, December 12, 6pm (Drinks, appetizers, and music!)

North Collinwood Stage, at the Arts Collinwood Community Art Center, artscollinwood.org, Friday, December 12 and Saturday, December 13, 7pm This two-day event of final shows will feature a variety of performers from over the years of the North Collinwood Stage.

Arts Collinwood Gallery Sale, 15605 Waterloo, 216.692.9500, artscollinwood.org Friday, December 12, 5-10pm (Wine & Cheese Reception), Saturday, December 13, 11am-10pm, Sunday, December 14, 11am-5pm (Closing Party & Raffle Drawing at 4pm) A wide array of handmade giftables, all crafted by local artists!

Open Studios at the Arts Collinwood Community Art Center
Saturday and Sunday, December 13 and 14, 12-5pm, $5/person, $20/family Engage the kids while you shop, and make great gifts of your own to take home! Make gift wrap, cards, ornaments, and other gifts from repurposed and recycled materials.

Beachland Rock ‘n’ Roll Flea Market, 15711 Waterloo, 216.383.1124,beachlandballroom.com, Saturday, December 13, 11am-4pm, Vintage and handmade goods… clothing, records, toys, accessories, and more!

MUSIC SAVES Holiday Sale, 15801 Waterloo, 216.481.1875, MUSICSAVES.com, Saturday, December 13, 11am-4pm, Rockin’ deals from your favorite indie record store!

Azure Stained Glass Studio Holiday Sale, 15602 Waterloo, 216.357.2600, azurestainedglass.com, Saturday, December 13, 11am-6pm Holiday in the Hallway: Creations by Azure Stained Glass and Rare Bird Studio. A variety of glass art, hats, scarves, and fiber critters that make fabulous gifts!

Shoparooni’s Super Magic Holiday Sale, 15813 Waterloo, 216.383.3633, shoparooni.com, Saturday, December 13, 11am-11pm, Twelve hours of dealaroonis from your favorite boutique!

Low Life Festivus For the Rest of Us Event, 16001 Waterloo, lowlifecleveland.com Saturday, December 13, 1-5pm, The event includes a Festivus Pole, Festivus Dinner, Feats of Strength and Airing of Grievances!

ReVamped Holiday Raffle, 216.299.1527, myspace.com/fancycraft Saturday, December 13, 7pm, Drawing will take place across the street at the Boardwalk, 16001 Waterloo. Raffle tickets on sale now until December 13 via ReVamped (during open hours), or Britt or Ang all other times. Must be present to win. Bring your ticket with you for free dinner and a gift bag!

Xmas Soulville at the Beachland, 15711 Waterloo, 216.383.1124, beachlandballroom.com Wednesday, December 17, 10pm – FREE! Holiday get down to the best soul and funk with DJs Racecard (Lawrence Daniel Caswell) and Mr. Fishtruck (Mark Leddy) – come dance for an Obama New Year!

MUSIC SAVES & Square Records 5th Annual Holiday Show, 216.481.1875, MUSICSAVES.com, Friday, December 19, 9pm, $5, in the Beachland Tavern (Sat 12/20 @ The Matinee in Akron) It’s a record store/local band/Rock City vs. Rubber City holiday rock-off! National Suicide Day (Cle), New Body Type (Akr), Good Touch Bad Touch (Cle), Real Dogs (Akr)

Shoparooni Gift Wrap Camp, 15813 Waterloo, 216.383.3633, shoparooni.com, Sunday, December 21, noon-6pm. Super deals on designer gift wrap, plus supplies and help from your Friendaroonis!

Olde Home Night at the Beachland, 15711 Waterloo, 216.383.1124, beachlandballroom.com Sunday, December 21, 7pm, $5, Proceeds benefit neighborhood artist Joan Deveney who was recently injured in a car accident. Home & Garden, Kidney Brothers, Jaime Klimek & Paul Marotta, California Speedbag, Mike Decapite

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

The Safety Committee of Northeast Shores wanted to share some safety tips for you and your family this holiday season.

As you visit your local mall or (better yet) SHOP THE NEIGHBORHOOD, stay alert and aware of your surroundings.

Here are some tips to ensure a positive December (and beyond):
• Try not to go shopping alone, use the buddy system.
• Park in a well lit area.
• Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows.
• Put packages in the trunk of your car if you are going to multiple stores.
• Have your keys in your hand as you approach your car.
• Leave your purse at home if you can. Put your money and ID in a front pocket, if possible.
• Use your debit/credit card to avoid carrying large amounts of cash with you.
• Be Careful at ATM machines use one in a secure location such as inside a mall or store.
• When you use an ATM machine, shield your PIN number from the view of others.
• Take your purchase or ATM receipts with you, rather than putting them into the trash.
• Make sure your doors are locked when you leave, even if you are just leaving for a minute or you are outside putting up those Holiday Decorations.
• After wrapping your presents put them somewhere for safe keeping, don’t leave them visible from a window or door.
• If you purchase an artificial tree, look for the label "Fire Resistant."
• Inspect the wiring on your holiday light displays to make sure it is not frayed or damaged.

Last but not least Please Shop the Neighborhood. The local merchants and businesses need your support.

Please have a safe and happy Holiday Season!