Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Upstage Underground Presents "Class Action"

From our friends at Upstage Players:

CLEVELAND, Ohio - Don’t miss your chance to witness the free summer performances of the young adult division of one of Northeast Ohio’s hardest working children’s theater companies, UpStage Underground, a part of UpStage Players. From July 31st to August 2nd, the group will be producing and performing Class Action, a popular PG-13 collection of one-act plays about the comedies and dramas of teen high school life. Featuring performances by 12 local teens (hailing from Cleveland, Euclid, South Euclid, Eastlake, Wickliffe and Beachwood) and directed by five adult and UpStage alumni directors, Class Action was written by Brad Slaight.

UpStage Underground’s opening performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, July 31st at Waterloo 7 Sculpture Gardens (16006 Waterloo; Cleveland). All audience members are invited to stay after the show for a dessert celebration. On Saturday, August 1st, the first of the group’s two performances will commence at 11:00 a.m. at West Point Park in Downtown Willoughby, Ohio. At 2:00 p.m. that same day, Class Action will be performed at the Arts Collinwood Gallery (corner of Waterloo Road and E. 156 St. in Cleveland). The troupe’s final two performances will take place on Sunday, August 2nd. The first show will begin at 11:00 a.m. at St. Jerome Church (15000 Lakeshore Blvd.; Cleveland). UpStage Underground’s final show of the summer will begin at 2:00 p.m. at Euclid Beach Park (16000 Lakeshore Blvd.; Cleveland). All five performances are sponsored by Downtown Kiwanis #2.

UpStage Underground, the 13-19 year-old division of UpStage Players, is an outdoor performance troupe specializing in edgier and lesser-known one-act plays. Each summer, the group enlists multiple directors to maximize creativity, instead of having only one director and one inspired vision. Often, the group’s directors are former actors in both UpStage Underground and UpStage Players. By the end of summer, the actors have faced many challenges from their directors and have pushed themselves to new heights as artists. In addition, they have created something fun and exciting, and have shared this free experience, as well as themselves, with a wide array of audiences.

Based in the Waterloo Arts district of Cleveland, UpStage Players is a non-profit children’s theater company dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of theater through the education of children. The company is committed to making theater a hands-on experience, while building self esteem, promoting responsibility and enriching the lives of young actors and actresses. Through the development of workshops and full-length productions, young people are afforded a positive social outlet and an opportunity for just good old fun!

For more information, call (216) 978-2395 or visit or

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Yo-Yo Club Now Online

Yo Yo Yo, check it out!

The Cleveland Yo-Yo Club is now online and you can follow the story of this grassroots neighborhood group at:

The Cleveland Yo-Yo Club is run by Perry Prine from Mac's Lock Shop and Steve Brown. (Yes, that Steve Brown. The National Yo-Yo Master.) The club meets each Sunday at 15813 Waterloo Road (entrance is off of East 160th Street).

Come by, throw some tricks, make some friends.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Looking for a job?

Northeast Shores was made aware of two potential job opportunities for people looking.

Learn to do Cabling:
The Advanced Technology Academy has training funds available for Cuyahoga County Residents ages 18 – 21. We are looking for students to learn Residential and Commercial Cabling. The requirements are as follows:
1) Cuyahoga County resident
2) Age 18 – 21
3) Low income family (Workforce Investment Act guidelines are similar to those used for other programs, such as HEAP or Food Stamps.)
4) Clean criminal record (They must go into homes to install cable – no felonies allowed)
5) Valid Drivers License (They will eventually need to get a CDL in order to drive the installation trucks)

If you meet the above guidelines, course costs will be covered (about $2000). They must attend 120 hours of training (8 hours per day for three weeks). If you complete and pass all requirements for the course, you will receive nationally recognized certifications, and be recruited by top local Cable companies, such as Time Warner and Cox Cable.

Please pass this information to those whom you think would qualify and be interested in doing Cabling. Please have anyone interested, call Bob Stewart 216-987-3347 or Regina White at 216-987-6304.

Jobs are waiting – do not delay!

Protect our city!

Now Hiring - City of Cleveland Police

Applications obtained and filed: July 20, 2009–July 31, 2009
Where: Cleveland Convention Center, 500 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Saturday hours 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Additional hours and locations: 5:00p.m.–8:00p.m. at the following locations

Tuesday, July 28, 2009
JFK Rec Center
17300 Harvard Ave.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Cudell Rec Center
1910 West Blvd.

Thursday, July 30, 2009
Glenville Rec Center
680 East 113th

Civil Service Entrance Exam: Saturday, August 22, 2009

Questions about Police Civil Service Entrance Exam? Call (216) 664-2467.

To be notified of the Civil Service Entrance Exam for Firefighters and other opportunities in the Department of Public Safety, call (216) 623-5233.

Competitive Salary • Excellent Benefits • Paid Training • Career for Life

Monday, July 20, 2009

Save the Beachland Post Office Branch

Due to declining revenue, the US Postal Service is considering closing 16 branches in Northeast Ohio.

Unfortunately, one of the branches being considered for closure is our very own Beachland Post Office located on East 185th Street.

This move could be devastating for the neighborhood. East 185th Street has already had to respond to several hits including the closing of Tops Family Markets, Medic Drug and Lakeshore Chevy. While we have responded to these closures with the opening of Save-A-Lot and Rite Aid, losing the post office is one more black eye to this proud historic district that we should not have to endure

As many of you are aware, the Beachland Post Office is a major draw and attraction to the East 185th Street Business District. Losing a post office is very damaging and is rarely undone after it happens.

So, how can you help us save the Beachland Post Office? Please print off the attached survey, complete it, and mail it in by this Friday, July 25th.

Here is a helpful hint. The post office has to consider the impact that the closure will have on customer access and real estate values. Therefore, please make sure to mention in your survey the impact this closure may have on these items.

In particular, it would be helpful if respondents stated "Yes" and "No" to question four. This question is intended to measure whether closing the Beachland Post Office will reduce the number of trips you make to East 185th Street. Please make it clear to the US Postal Service that this closure will indeed reduce the number of trips you make.

For more information, please also read the Plain Dealer article on the potential closures here:


Friday, July 17, 2009

CCC Students Tackle the Neighborhood

Thanks to Cuyahoga Community College (CCC), Northeast Shores has ten teenagers helping us with us with our various community endeavors this summer.

These ten teenagers live in Euclid and nearby Cleveland neighborhoods and have been all over the community beautifying our neighborhood and removing blight. You may have seen the student workers planting at Wildwood State Park or cleaning up the East 185th Street Business District.

We want to thank the students for their dedication to their work and we want to thank CCC for letting us have this opportunity.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Safety Fair this Saturday

The 5th District Safety Fair is from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm this Saturday July 18th in the parking lot of Dave’s on Lakeshore Blvd.

Northeast Shores hopes you can join us in showing our support for Commander Drummond and our 5th District officers. Thank you and hope to see you Saturday.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Summer Newsletter Now Available

The Summer 2009 Newsletter is now available on-line and throughout the community.

If you are a member, you should have already received your copy in the mail.

If you aren't a member, why not? Consider joining by e-mailing Denise at

In the meanwhile, the newsletter is available for pick-up at most neighborhood eateries and several retailers. You can also pick up the newsletter from our offices or the Memorial Nottingham Library.

Don't want to leave the comfort of your home air conditioning, download the newsletter now at:

Friday, July 10, 2009

Recreation Center Coming Soon Sign!

It is finally official AND public. Mayor Frank Jackson and the City of Cleveland have erected a coming soon sign for the new Recreation Center to be built on Lakeshore Boulevard! The sign went up this past week! Hopefully we will have a groundbreaking date to share soon.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Carrousel Coverage Continues!

Our efforts to return the Euclid Beach Carrousel to its rightful place at Euclid Beach State Park were also covered on Fox 8 News and the News Herald.

Check out the Fox 8 story directly by following this link:,0,5365750.story

You will have to pick up a News Herald to see their coverage because it isn't on their website.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

PD covers Carrousel status.

The Plain Dealer covered the status of the Euclid Beach Carrousel in the Monday, July 6th Metro section.

Please join Northeast Shores in our efforts to return the Carrousel to Euclid Beach by contacting the Western Reserve Historical Society and demanding a decision be made about the Carrousel's future. E-mail your thoughts to the Western Reserve Historical Society at

The Plain Dealer story can be read at:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Blight is gone!

We want to give a big, big thanks to the City of Cleveland Building and Housing Department for their efforts to remove some of the most blighting elements in the neighborhood.

First of all, the city demolished the ugliest, most blighted home in the neighborhood. The ugly home previously located right at the bend on Shiloh is now history!

If the demolition of the ugliest house in the neighborhood wasn't enough reason to celebrate, the city followed that effort up with the demolition of the half-built condos on Lakeshore Boulevard and East 143rd Street. While it is disappointing that Rysar Properties wasn't able to finish the new homes, water and ice damage to the existing framing over the last two winters sealed the structure's fate. The city tore down the framing earlier this week, which removes a very obvious blight at the neighborhood's western entrance.

Thanks again to the city for improving the appearance of our quality community.