Friday, May 29, 2009

We are having a Parade!

Northeast Shores and the East 185th Street Merchants and Professionals Association are sponsoring a parade and sidewalk sale next Saturday, June 6th.

The parade kicks-off at 10:30 am with over forty units in the parade including the Euclid Beach Rocket Car and Ronald McDonald. The parade will run the length of East 185th Street so come early to pick out the best spot to see the parade and get your fair share of the candy that will be tossed. Speaking of candy, Northeast Shores staff and volunteers will be distributing bags for kids to use to collect their candy bounty. These bags will be emblazoned with the new East 185th Street logo.

Immediately following the parade will be a sidewalk sale that will last from the end of the parade until 5:00 pm. Merchants as well as neighborhood groups will be on hand to provide great deals on their products and services.

We are very excited for what we hope is the first of an annual event to celebrate the East 185th Street community.

See you there!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

East 185th Street has a new logo!

East 185th Street now has a new logo. It was done by Jason Bacher with Kent State University as part of a class project. We were so incredibly impressed with the design that we decided to go straight from class project to the approved street logo (after getting feedback from merchants at a great meeting we had on April 28th).

The logo goes with a great branding strategy for the street. We will share additional details about the brand soon but, in the meanwhile, here is the logo. Enjoy and comment:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Waterloo needs your input

We need your input!

Some of you are familiar with the Waterloo Streetscape design that was vetted at meetings in 2007. (Didn't see the concept drawings? A little fuzzy on what was proposed? Check them out here:

The city has recently come up with some money that will pay to have the build-out completed at the corner of E. 156 and Waterloo, and there's some additional funding to pay for an installation on that site. We're working to ensure that there's a plan/process/funding for public art to be incorporated into the design for that space, but there's a deadline looming and our response will have to be quick. So please join us for a meeting to discuss design considerations this coming week on:

Tuesday, May 26 at 6:30pm in the Arts Collinwood Gallery, 15605 Waterloo Rd.

If you know of anyone who would be interested, and may not have read this message, please forward it to them. If you can't join us, or have thoughts you'd like to share in advance, please send your comments to

Thanks for helping to shape a great arts district.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Pancakes for Murals!

Admit it, we have all been to a pancake breakfast in our lives. Either to support your school or Kiwanis or Rotary or the Hospital or something.

Well, when have you been to a pancake breakfast to support paint on a wall? Never, you say? Time to change all that!

This Saturday, May 23, will be the first ever Waterloo Walls Pancake Benefit. Come to the Beachland Ballroom from 11am to 3pm and support our neighborhood mural program. Tickets are $8 a piece and all proceeds will support creating beautiful pieces of mural loveliness on Waterloo.

For more information about Waterloo Walls, check out:

For more information about pancakes, check out:

Friday, May 15, 2009

Mayor Jackson welds on Waterloo

City of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson recently visited the Waterloo 7 Gallery. He participated in a one-day apprenticeship in welding. We want to thank Mayor Jackson for visiting Waterloo and participating in our arts renaissance.

The Waterloo 7 Gallery is owned and operated by second-generation metal sculptor Jerry Schmidt. The Waterloo 7 Gallery has fabulous examples of Jerry's work but also the work of over a dozen other artists. Learn about about this amazing gallery at

Other elected officials that participated in this program (but not pictured) include State Representative Kenny Yuko and Cleveland Ward 11 Councilman Mike Polensek.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Waterloo Cafe is now open

The Waterloo Cafe is now open in the space formerly known as Cafe Marika at the Arts Collinwood Building (15601 Waterloo).

Check out the new cafe for coffee, beer, fresh cookies and great salads.

The space is open from 7:30 am to 10:00 pm most days, but will stay open until 2:00 am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Also, the space has free WiFi!

Stop by and check it out.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Pull that stubborn garlic mustard (Year 3)

It's that time of year again! Time to pull the garlic mustard from Wildwood State Park.

For the last three years, the Friends of Euclid Creek and the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District have planned volunteer days to pull invasive species from Wildwood State Park.

The most stubborn of the invasive species is garlic mustard.

So, come on out this Saturday, May 9 at 10 am to help pull garlic mustard. After the pull, try a garlic mustard snack and take home a recipe list on how to use garlic mustard in your cooking.

Meet us at Wildwood State Park located at 16975 Wildwood Drive. Dress for the weather and bring garden or work gloves. Drinking water couldn't hurt either.

For more information, contact Claire Posius at (216) 524-6580 ext. 16 or e-mail at