Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Breakfast with Santa this Saturday

Santa will be visiting the children of North Shore Collinwood for Breakfast this Saturday December 4th.

Santa will be at the Lithuanian Hall (877 East 185th Street) from 10:00am to noon.

Breakfast will be provided by Gus’s Diner, Lucky’s Diner and Arabica.

For just $5.00, you get breakfast and a picture with Santa.

Free Holiday crafts will also be available for your children to make.

To purchase tickets for this event, please call Denise at (216) 481-7660.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sign up for Seussical

Local children’s theater company, UpStage Players, based in the Waterloo Arts District of Cleveland, invites area 7- to 15-year-olds to audition for the troupe’s Spring 2011 musical, “Seussical: The Musical,” this December.

Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 5, 2010 for 12- to 15-year-olds and on Saturday, December 11, 2010 for 7- to 11-year-olds. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., with auditions starting at 9:00 a.m. sharp on both days. No late-comers will be admitted. The event will end at 1:00 p.m. All children will be required to stay for the entire time and will be given a short snack break. Auditions will take place at the Slovenian Workmen’s Home, 15335 Waterloo. Callbacks will be scheduled by the artistic director. Those auditioning are asked to bring a 1- to 2-minute Broadway Musical song to perform, comfortable shoes, a current photo, a one-time $5 fee for photocopying/folders and a copy of his/ her birth certificate.

“Seussical: The Musical” will be performed on April 15, 16 and 17, 2011. Tech week begins on April 7th and ends on April 14th. All actors, actresses and tech crew members will be expected to be present for every tech week rehearsal. UpStage Players is a non-profit children’s theater company dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of theater through the education of children. 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 Carrie or Bud at (216) 731-5793, e-mail upstageplayers@gmail.com or visit www.upstageplayers.com.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Do You Block Watch?

Are you part of a Block Watch group? If not, why not? If you do, thank you!

Block Watches are about meeting your neighbors. If you know your neighbors, you will recognize strangers who come in to your neighborhood. Block Watches are about sharing information. You can learn about the various programs offered by Northeast Shores, the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and various other agencies. Block Watches are about being proactive not reactive to potential problems in your neighborhood. Block Watches are also about being the “Eyes and Ears” for the Police. Our “men in blue” can not be everywhere all the time. The Police need residents calling them reporting suspicious behavior. As Commander Drummond always says “if it looks suspicious, it probably is suspicious, so please make the call to the police”. Remember Zone Cars are deployed to our area based on the calls for service received from our area. So make those calls to the police. You are not bothering them. You are helping them do their jobs. 911 if it’s an emergency, 216-621-1234 for non-emergency calls.

There are several block watch opportunities for you in North Collinwood:
If you live in the East 185th St. area, you can go to the East 185th St. Block Watch meetings. This group meets on the Second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Lithuanian Hall, 877 East 185th St. (corner of Kewanee). The Chair person for this group is Denise Lorek.

If you live in the East 156th St. area, you can go to the East 156th St. Block Watch meetings. This group meets on the Fourth Wednesday of every month at 6:00 pm at the Arts Collinwood Community Center 397 East 156th St. The chair person for this group is Patricia Harrison.

The advantages of going to the East 185th or East 156th St. Block Watch meetings is that Commander Drummond or a 5th District representative are at all of the meetings. Councilman Polensek is always at the meetings as well. The Fifth District Police and Councilman Polensek are there to take any Quality of Life complaints you may have. They will investigate the complaints and take whatever action needs to be taken. The Fifth District always brings safety tips and crime statistics for our area. Councilman Polensek always has updates on what is going on in the neighborhood from Collinwood Rec Center updates to the Huron Road Hospital closing news. You are always encouraged to bring your questions and concerns for Councilman Polensek and Commander Drummond. They will try to answer you at the meeting but if that is not possible they will get your contact information and report back to you.

In addition to trying to improve the Quality of Life in the North Collinwood area, the Block Watches build a sense of camaraderie between the residents. We grieve the losses of our residents and we celebrate the additions to our families. We celebrate the anniversaries of our groups with parties. We also have seasonal parties! These parties are potluck, with the residents bringing all kinds of tasty dishes to the meetings to share.

The best part of Block Watching is finding out you are not alone in your neighborhood. You have many good neighbors and we are all here to help each other improve the Quality of Life in North Collinwood for all of us.

There are other Block Groups who meet as needed, quarterly, monthly or every other month. To find out more about joining or starting a Block Watch group, please call Denise Lorek at Northeast Shores 216-481-7660 or dlorek@northeastshores.org .

Friday, November 19, 2010

Northeast Shores wins Marketing Award

LiveCleveland surprised Northeast Shores staff and trustees during the recent LiveCleveland Annual Meeting. Northeast Shores was awarded one of three marketing awards for the year.

Northeast Shores Development Corp won a Excellence in Neighborhood Marketing for their postcard initiative "Welcome to Waterloo" to increase the awareness of the Waterloo Arts and Entertainment District. Very Retro, and Very Cool Cleveland.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Artists Fleeing Brooklyn for Waterloo!

In this past Monday's Crain's New York, it was reported that Brooklyn, New York is in fear of losing its artist niche because the creative class is leaving ... and coming HERE to Waterloo!

Wow! Check out the full story here:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Last Chance to clean the Beach!

Tomorrow is your last chance to make Euclid Beach beautiful in 2010!

Come on out and support Case Western Reserve students, get some free pizza, and help the environment.

Our favorite Cleanup Coordinator, Stephen Love, says:

On Saturday October 16th 2010, students from The Brush High School Key Club, Villa Angela St. Joseph High School, Baldwin-Wallace College, community members and organizations came together to clean and screen Euclid Beach! This beach cleanup was particularly special because it marked our Adopt-a-Beach Team’s first year anniversary and with close 45 volunteers, it was also our largest beach cleanup to date! Not to mention, when all was said and done, we managed to collect over 155 pounds of trash and 54 pounds of recyclables! Among our most collected items, we found 617 cigar tips, 445 pieces of plastic and 285 plastic caps and lids to name only a few!

We hope you join the Euclid Beach Adopt-a-Beach Team one last time for the 2010 season on Saturday November 13th 2010 from 10am-12pm and if you cannot make it then, we will resume beach cleanups in March 2011! Remember, our Great Lakes constitute over 1/5 of the earth's fresh surface water so let’s take care of them while we still have the chance!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Name Change Official

City Planning has changed the name of where YOU live (or work or visit).

The new name for North Collinwood is North Shore Collinwood.

The new name for South Collinwood is Collinwood.

Mark it down and start using it in your day-to-day conversation so you can show you are "in the loop".

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pick Your neighbor and Earn $500

As we approach the winter season, we all browse through our storage containers or closets to determine if we need new gloves, boots, coats and ear muffins to fight the winter months in Cleveland. Northeast Shores has implemented a referral program that can earn you $500 in extra money towards the purchase of winter attire just by referring a family, friend, co-worker to purchase one of our newly renovated single family home.

The Pick Your Neighbor program allows you to be a part of increasing homeownership by encouraging your family, friends and co-workers to move into your neighborhood that continues to develop and grow.

Pick Your Neighbor and drive or walk to East 163rd in Waterloo and see 387 E. 163rd and 391 E. 163rd being transformed into beautiful single family homes.

Do your part and refer someone to live in North Collinwood Today!

Please Contact Camille Maxwell, Real Estate Development Director at (216) 481-7660 ext. 30 to tour these homes and find out more information regarding our Pick Your Neighbor Referral Program.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Become a Star!

Seussical is scheduled for April 15, 16, and 17. Tech week will be April 7-14. All actors, actresses, and tech crew must be present for all of Tech Week.

Upstage Players Auditions will be held on Sunday, December 5, for 12-15 year olds, Saturday, December 11, for 7-11 year olds. Registration starts at 8:30 am on both days.

Auditions start at 9 am sharp, will end at 1 pm and no late comers will be admitted. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring a current photo, a copy of your birth certificate, and lots of energy. A one-time $5 folder fee will be collected at auditions to defray the cost of copying. Please prepare a 1-2 minute song from a Broadway musical. A short break will be provided for a snack, which can be brought or purchased. Everyone is required to stay for the entire time. Callbacks will be scheduled by Artistic Director.

Auditions will be held at Slovenian Workmen’s Home. Questions? Carrie or Bud 216.731.5793. www.upstageplayers.com or email: upstageplayers@gmail.com.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Join us for LaSalle Trunk Opening

On Saturday October 9, Cleveland Restoration Society (CRS) working with Northeast Shores organized a tour and walk through of The Historic LaSalle Theatre. Twenty Five CRS members and neighbors walked through the building. It had been rumored by several clean out contractors that a trunk had been found. The Snoop confirmed the presence of the trunk. Can it be true that valuables have been found among the treasure of the LaSalle? On Wednesday November 17 from 6 PM to 8 PM you can find out. The public is invited to the opening of the trunk.

JP Kilroy of CRS commented, “it is a surprise to find something within The LaSalle Theatre building.” Among other items found was a door from a physician who once occupied a second floor office of the building as well as picture frames and a fitter shade which presumably adorned the LaSalle auditorium.

Denise Lorek, Community Organizer from Northeast Shores, stated, “we plan to have an evening filled with the simple pleasures of life: a bit of history of the area from Collinwood Historical Society, display of found objects at the LaSalle, popcorn and some Wurlitzer music piped in to give the air / feeling of what the LaSalle sounded like before the talkies. Residents who live close by are encouraged to walk to the LaSalle, as they did when the LaSalle opened.

The Marketing and Media Committee of Northeast Shores agreed that a contest should be conducted so the public can guess on what the contents of the trunk. You to can guess what is in the trunk by sending your guess to Denise Lorek (216) 481-7660 or dlorek@northeastshores.org or fill out a guess at Arabica 818 East 185th Street

Long standing business members from the East 185th Street District will be on hand to open the trunk and reveal the lucky winner.The prize will be gifts and merchandise from your east 185th Street merchants.

See you on East 185th Street…at the LaSalle.