Friday, September 23, 2011

Neighborhood Survey

Northeast Shores has put together a short survey so we can learn what you think about the neighborhood and what direction you’d like to see our community go in the coming years. Now we want to hear from you!

You can take the survey online at, or stop by the Northeast Shores office at 317 East 156th Street to fill out a paper copy. Two lucky people who finish the survey by October 15th will receive $25 gift certificates to one of our great neighborhood businesses. So take the survey today and help us in making the neighborhood an even better place to live, work and visit.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Everyone can do Housewarming

Everyone can take advantage of the Housewarming Program even those residents who may be over qualified!

It’s that time of year when the temperatures are dropping and its time to prepare your home for the cold weather season that’s approaching. Here in our office we offer a Dominion East Ohio Housewarming program for those that are eligible and within the income constraints. But for those residents who are interested in weatherizing their home but aren’t in the income constraints you still can make your home more efficient at a low cost. Good Cents is offering this program with Dominion East Ohio. Dominion East Ohio is offering up to $1250 in rebates to encourage homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient. It all starts with a comprehensive home performance assessment - an energy audit - if you will. This three to four hour evaluation by a trained BPI certified auditor typically costs $400-$500. Through Dominion, it is now only $50. GoodCents is running this Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. To enroll, call 877-287-3416 or visit

Here is a quick video on what some of their services could do for your home to improve its efficient, cut your monthly utility bills and overall help save more money for your pocket and conserve energy.

If you have any questions about enrolling please contact our Housing Program Manager: Charlie Kamen at 216-481-7660 ext.31 or He will help refer you on how you can take advantage of this program in your home.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Coit Road Benefit

The annual Coit Road Farmers’ Market Benefit hosted by Fred Griffith of Good Morning Cleveland features live music by Albert Dennis & friends and the taste of the local harvest from area farmers prepared by ten of the region’s finest chefs. Featured chefs include: Matthew Anderson of Unami, Beachland Ballroom, personal chef, Eric Wells, Chad and Brian of Sowfood, Superior Pho, Ryan Cipriani of Angela-Mia Pizza, and Regina Nethery of Arts Collinwood CafĂ©. Founded in 1932, the mission of the Coit Road Market is to provide access to affordable locally sourced farmed fresh products to the residents of Greater Cleveland. The current focus is connecting to area residents through participation in community events, advertising and special promotions. The benefit will also provide information about the market, community gardens and local farmers.

Tickets are $35 and are available at the Beachland Ballroom by calling 216-383-1124, online at, at the Coit Road Farmers’ Market or online at

The Beachland is located at 15711 Waterloo Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44110.
Some of the farmers at the market have participated for three generations. Gloria Jailil is one of the newer farmers that grow on the Coit Road site next to the community garden. She serves her customers by providing healthy and fresh food. “When you grow fresh food," she says, “you are not robbed of nutritional value”

“Sustaining the Coit Rd Farmers’ Market gives the community needed access to fresh fruits and vegetables at reasonable prices. We offer programs such WIC, Senior coupons and EBT Ohio Direction card access for those in the community needing assistance,” offered Board Member Tony Matlak,

“At the Market, you can meet the grower or preparer and know the source of your food and how it is processed. You can get ideas on preparing foods especially those you’ve heard about but have not tried. We can also explain the different varieties of fruits, vegetables and spices.” Kevin Scheuring, vendor –Spice Hound

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Take some Pictures, Eat a Calzone!

Northeast Shores needs your help! We’re launching Picturing Collinwood, a program where we’re giving cameras to 20 neighborhood residents and workers and asking them to help us tell the story of where Collinwood is today. Participants in the program will also be asked to meet once to share their thoughts on what would make the neighborhood an even better place. In October, we’ll show some of the photographs taken by participants at a neighborhood event. Our hope is that this event will encourage even more people to share their thoughts about the neighborhood, too.

All participants will receive a $10 gift certificate to a neighborhood restaurant, and one lucky participant will be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift certificate. If you’d like to join the project, stop by the Northeast Shores office any time between now and September 13th to pick up your camera and some additional instructions. The 20 cameras are available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so don’t delay!

Call 216-481-7660 if you have any questions.