The Neighborhood News THE GARFIELD HEIGHTS TRIBUNE DELIVERED IN SOUTHEAST CLEVELAND, GARFIELD HEIGHTS, NEWBURGH HEIGHTS, CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS, INDEPENDENCE, VALLEY VIEW, MAPLE HEIGHTS AND BEDFORD 92nd YEAR NO. 08 CIRCULATION 15,000 COPIES Program to brighten holidays for Cuyahoga County seniors WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 Bedford, now 12-0, will play Mayfield, with an 11-1 record and No. 2 in the division, in a regional final this Friday, Nov. 21. The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. at Solon High School's Stewart Field, 33600 Inwood Rd. Murder trial in death of Maple teen postponed The trial date has been postponed Pick an ornament off this Christmas tree at UH Bedford Hospital or for the four accused of participation those at several Walgreens locations throughout Cuyahoga County in last March's killing of Davon Wright, 15, in the parking lot outand make a senior happy this Christmas. Photo by Michael Psenicka side Word of Righteousness Family This season many Cuyahoga County seniors who are alone or impover- Life Center on Dressler Ave. in ished will receive some holiday cheer thanks to the Be a Santa to a Senior Garfield Heights during a private program. Sponsored by the local Home Instead Senior Care office, the party. program brings together area nonprofits, retailers, volunteers and members of the community to provide gifts and companionship for Karlos Blevins, 18, Malik Thompson, 18, Martez Hudson, 17, and lonely and isolated seniors. James Goodman, 19, were to go on “It is heartbreaking to think of the senior members of our community trial last Wednesday in the courtspending the holidays all by themselves, without any gifts or any way to room of Judge Ronald Suster, but celebrate the season,” said Scott Radcliff, owner of the Home Instead the trial was continued at the reSenior Care office serving Cuyahoga County. “But all too often that’s what quest of defense attorneys, accordhappens when seniors live alone. It can be a really tough time of year for ing to Joseph Frolik, director of them.” communications for the Cuyahoga Prior to the holiday season, the participating nonprofit organizations County prosecutor's office. identify financially needy and isolated seniors and provide those names He said a pretrial is set for Decemto Home Instead Senior Care. The name and gift request of each senior ber 1, at noon before Judge Suster. are written on an ornament and then placed on Christmas trees at various The new trial date is February 25, locations. 2015. Participating retail locations are displaying Be a Santa to a Senior Christmas trees through December 12 with seniors’ first names and their gift requests. Holiday shoppers can pick ornaments from the trees, buy the items listed and return them unwrapped (and with the ornament attached) to the store. Police had found Wright, who was a freshman at Maple Heights High School, laying face down in the WORFLC parking lot with blood coming from his head on the evening of Friday, March 14. Party attendees had reported hearing a gunshot inside the center and several shots outside. Holiday Lighting Ceremonies Bedford The city of Bedford's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bedford Commons will be held Wednesday, Nov. 26, at 6 p.m. sharp. The Bedford Fire Department will be on hand to give out free hot chocolate as Mayor Stan Koci counts down to the lighting of the square, marking the beginning of the Bedford holiday season. Santa Claus will also join in the festivities. Cuyahoga Heights The Village of Cuyahoga Heights will hold its Tree Lighting Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 28, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on the front lawn outside Village Hall, 4863 East 71st St. Refreshments will be served inside following the lighting ceremonies. Garfield Heights The annual Garfield Heights Holiday Lighting Ceremony will begin at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 30, with music in the main dining room at the Civic Center, 5407 Turney Rd. Guests will head outside at 5:30 p.m. when the holiday decorations at City Hall will be turned on. The event will also include a visit from Santa Claus arriving on a Garfield Heights fire engine. He will be available for photographs inside the Civic Center following the lighting session. Residents and recreation season pass holders will then be admitted to a free skating event from 6 to 8 p.m. the same evening at the Dan Kostel Recreation Center, where Santa will also visit. Independence Independence will host its annual Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 6, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Public Square. Attendees will welcome Santa, enjoy Christmas carols by the Greater Cleveland Chorus, sip wassail and hot chocolate, and roast chestnuts and marshmallows by the fire! There will also be a chance to win gift certificates for a family sleigh ride; Christmas stockings for the children. Newburgh Heights Although there is no formal lighting ceremony, Newburgh Heights Mayor Trevor Elkins said the village lights will be turned on the day after Thanksgiving for all residents to enjoy. Valley View Residents only are invited to the Valley View Village Lighting Ceremony set for Sunday, Dec. 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Valley View Community Center, 6828 Hathaway Rd. Cuyahoga Heights school students will provide musical entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Lighting plans in Maple Heights and Slavic Village were not finalized at press time. Trinity High offers 'Holly Jolly' shopping Trinity High School's first-ever Wright was taken to MetroHealth Be a Santa to a Senior trees are in place at various Walgreens locations Medical Center, where he died two Holly Jolly Gifting Boutique will be open this Saturday, Nov. 22, from throughout the county, including the one in Bedford at 520 Broadway days later. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the old IndeAve. A tree is also located at UH Bedford Hospital, 44 Blaine Ave. pendence Rec Center on W. Pete Program partners and volunteers will wrap and distribute the gifts to Wisnieski Pkwy. local seniors who might otherwise spend the holiday alone. The boutique was created by a “During this season of giving, we encourage shoppers to buy a little extra Trinity parent, Denise Rose, with for a local senior,” said Radcliff. “Your gift - and more importantly the The Remington College Cleve- the help of two other parents, Mary visit that comes with the delivery – could make their holiday season.” land Campus Cosmetology Program Hohman and Dina McSweeney. The For more information about the program, visit BeaSantatoaSenior.com will hold its "Cuts for a Cause" event women were able to bring together or call 440-914-1400. to collect food for families in need. a number of vendors for the event including the following: Throughout November, anyone who brings in a can of food or other Pampered Chef, Wreaths and nonperishable food donation will Swags, 31 Gifts, Premier Jewelry, get a free haircut, manicure or pedi- Tupperware, Sienna Prints, Sassy's cure, at the Salon at Remington, Sweets, Artwork by Linda, StampGood company, delicious buffet, in art, music and the performing 14801 Broadway Ave., Cleveland. music, dancing and a chance to bid arts, and other activities to enrich Services will be provided by stuon some great items. You’ll find the overall learning experience of dents and instructors in the cosmetology program. them all at the Holly Ball and Silent Bedford District students. Auction! This year’s event will be Available hours are: Monday-FriTickets for the Holly Ball sell held Friday, Dec. 5, from 6:30 to day, 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednes11:30 p.m. at Catered Elegance quickly. For reservations, ticket in- day, Thursday, Friday, 6:30-8 p.m.; Saint Nicholas Day is a big event formation or to become a sponsor in the Czech Republic and is celParty Center, 1160 Broadway Ave. Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to noon by ebrated each year at Bohemian Nain Bedford, sponsored by the or donate an item for the silent appointment only. contact Bobbie tional Hall, the home of Sokol Bedford City Schools Foundation. auction, Lindenbaum at 440-786-3514 or To schedule an appointment, call Greater Cleveland, 4939 Broadway The evening includes music and 216-407-2902. Deadline for reser- 216-584-2490. Walk-ins are also Ave., Cleveland. Families and dancing to the sounds of Buzzy J & vations is Monday, Nov. 24. friends are invited to join in on the welcome. the Verbs, a silent auction featuring more than 100 items for bidding and a raffle prize drawing. Tickets are $50 per person and include hors d’oeuvres, an elegant food buffet, Mitchell’s Ice Cream Bar, beer and wash (BYOB) and complimentary holiday cocktails. Cuts for a Cause at Remington Bedford School Foundation to host annual Holly Ball, auction ing Up, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Tastefully Simple, Origami Owl, Get it While U Can, Mariann Candies, Kay's Fudge, Bookman Jewelers, Candles, Nature Asana Yoga, Flow+Core. STOCKING SHELVES OF FOOD BANKS Proceeds from the Holly Ball provide college scholarships to Bedford City School District students, grants to teachers for classroom projects and programs, cultural programs Cuyahoga Hts. Council notes Cuyahoga Heights Council met last Wednesday and okayed an ordinance to proceed with the appropriation through eminent domain of property at 5037 E. 71 St. in the village for a public park, open space and recreational purposes. An ordinance was also passed to regulate the location and duration of use of portable temporary storage units. They are now required to be placed in the rear of buildings for not more than 72 hours, with an option for extension through the village's Building Department. Another ordinance was okayed requiring dumpsters, garbage and holiday fun on Saturday, Dec. 6, rubbish bins be kept in the rear of buildings and homes. beginning at 7:30 p.m. In both big cities and small towns Memorial resolutions were passed throughout the Czech Republic, by council for two longtime resithree characters visit homes or town dents who died recently, Cleri M. squares in the early evening hours Adorni and Margaret J. Woodrick. of the feast day of the saint. Also last Wednesday evening a special meeting of the board of Costumed, and looking a lot like trustees of the Cuyahoga Heights Santa Claus is St. Nicholas, accomCommunity Improvement Corpopanied by an angel representing ration was held and approved was a good, and the devil representing $5,000 grant to Millcraft Paper evil. Children are asked if they've Company. been good all year and if they say yes, they are rewarded by the angel The Millcraft grant will be used with small gifts. Bad children would for landscaping and lighting imreceive coal and supposedly be put provements to its new employee parking lot at its business at 6800 in the devil's sack. Grant Ave. Similarly at Bohemian Hall, small gifts brought by friends and family members are passed out to the appropriate children. Appearances by St. Nick, the angel and devil are enhanced with visits by Santa Claus Take a holiday bus trip with the and his elves. Independence Art Guild on SaturLight refreshments, such as pizza day, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and hot dogs, will be available as Board the city of Independence bus well as a cash bar. In addition, there at the Civic Center, 6363 Selig Dr., will be a raffle and Frank Moravcik by 9 a.m. will provide music for dancing, toe First stop will be the Cleveland tapping or just listening. Botanical Garden's annual holiday Admission price for adult Sokol show, including the Eleanor members and juniors, $5; adult Armstrong Smith Glasshouse. non-Sokol members, $7; children Homemade Italian luncheon will follow at Guarino's Restaurant in under 12 are free. Little Italy. Last stop will be the Art For further information call Julie Craft Studio at 27th and Superior Meyer at 216-288-5692, who is also for its annual holiday sale. Fee for looking for volunteers to help at members is $26; nonmembers, $28. this event. The hall is handicapped All costs are included. Call Linda accessible. Sevcik, 216-749-7639, to reserve. Indy Art Guild plans bus outing GHHS theatre presents... The Garfield Heights High School Theatre Department will present "Almost, Maine" by John Cariani this weekend at the Performing Arts Center, 4900 Turney Rd. Tickets are $5 and seating is limited. Theater-goers are advised to arrive early. For more information, call 216-662-2800, ext. 82035. versation with old or new friends. All vendors have agreed to give a portion of their proceeds to Trinity High School. For more information, or for those that would like to donate holiday Shoppers can also enjoy a cup of bakery items, call Mary Hohman, coffee, Christmas bakery and con- 216-410-6750. Annual St. Nicholas event set for Dec. 6th at Bohemian Hall Shows will be held on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 23 matinee, 2 p.m. FREE Bearcats continue winning streak The Bedford Bearcats varsity football team defeated Willoughby South, 54-24, in the Division II, Region 3 semifinal game in Solon last Friday night. Home Instead Senior Care has partnered with the Cleveland Department of Senior and Adult Services, low-income senior housing facilities, nursing homes, local hospitals and area businesses to help with the gift collection and distribution. Program officials hope to collect 900 gifts in order to help more than 900 area seniors this holiday season. PHONE: (216) 441-2141 • EMAIL: [email protected] The Kiwanis Club of Garfield Heights has donated money to local food banks from proceeds of this year's Empty Bowl Project to help needy families enjoy a better Thanksgiving. Checks were presented to the St. Vincent de Paul groups at St. Therese, St. Monica and Ss. Peter & Paul parishes, along with the food banks at The Rock Community Church and the city of Garfield Heights. The next Kiwanis Empty Bowl Project is planned for April 23, 2015. Shown in the photo, from left, are: club treasurer and secretary Debra Sarnowski, Dianne Perez from The Rock Community Church, and Mary Stamler, club president. PAGE 2 Thursday, November 20 Schedule Change For Free Meal The Lutheran Church of the Covenant and Hope United Methodist Church invites all members of the community to its ongoing free community dinner served in the church hall, 19000 Libby Rd., Maple Hts. For the months of November and December only, free hot meals will be served on Thursdays, Nov. 20 and Dec. 18, beginning at 6 p.m. (Dinners are usually served on the last Thursday of each month.) All are welcome; no restrictions. Handicapped accessible. 216-662-0370. Friday, November 21 Mobile Food Pantry THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Oct. 17, from 3-5 p.m. Proof of Lutheran Church, 5780 Dunham address and ID are required. Rd. in Maple Hts. Learn how to develop a strong foundation for a St. Andrew's Fish Fry Christian relationship, dating life St. Andrew's Friday Fish Fry Din- and marriage. Also enjoy food, ners will be served Friday, Nov. games, music, fellowship and fun. 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the church on No entry fee. Register by calling Maple Park Dr. in Maple Hts. Take 216-315-3985 or 216-647-9511. outs available. 216-475-9365. THS Football Fundraiser The Trinity High School football team will host its annual Reverse Raffle Fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 21, at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10806 Granger Rd., Garfield Hts., beginning at 6 p.m. Tickets for singles, $55; couples, $80. Both include spot on the main board, dinner and an open bar. Absentee tickets, $30. Side boards and basket raffles also available. For tickets, call 216-581-5747. The monthly Mobile Food PanSingles Ministry Meets try will be open to the public in the parking lot of the former BroadThe Olive Tree Christian Outway United Methodist Church, reach Singles Ministry will meet 5246 Broadway Ave., on Friday, Friday, Nov. 21, at 7 p.m. at Zion WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 Thursday, November 27 Wednesday, December 3 Service And Dinner Free Breast Exams Bible Baptist Church, 4592 E. 131 St., Garfield Hts., will host a Thanksgiving Day Service and Dinner on Thursday, Nov. 27. Service starts at 10 a.m.; dinner served at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Saturday, November 29 Marymount Hospital, 12300 McCracken Rd., Garfield Hts., will offer free clinical breast exams by Cleveland Clinic breast surgeon Christian Massier, MD, from 3-5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3. Registration is required by calling 216952-6763. Community Meal Thursday, December 4 Saturday, November 22 Jones Road Chapel, 8000 Jones Free Community Meal Rd., Cleveland, will serve free Spaghetti Dinner lunches to the community on SatA free Community Meal will be PLAV Lincoln Post 13, 6009 urday, Nov. 29, beginning at noon. served at Garfield Hts. United Methodist Church, 4977 Turney Fleet Ave., Cleveland, will host a All are welcome. Rd., on Thursday, Dec. 4, from 5Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Free Giveaway 7 p.m. No delivery; dine-in only. Nov. 22, serving from 5-7 p.m. Cost, $8. Call the Post for more A free bag/box meal and hygiene 440-813-1415. info, 216-341-9556. products (while supplies last) will Saturday, December 6 be handed out in front of Jones Night At The Races Road Chapel, 8000 Jones Rd., Pancake Breakfast The Union of Poles in America Cleveland, on Saturday, Nov. 29, A Pancake Breakfast and photos will host its 15th annual Night at between 5:30 and 6 p.m. with Santa event will be held Satthe Races on Saturday, Nov. 22, at St. Therese Reverse Raffle urday, Dec. 6, from 9-11:30 a.m., the Knights of Columbus/WalTam's Grand Ballroom, 10808 St. Therese Church's annual Re- at University Hospital Bedford Granger Rd., Garfield Hts. Doors verse Raffle will be held Saturday, Medical Center Cafe, 44 Blaine open at 5:30 p.m.; buffet dinner, Nov. 29, at the Knights of Colum- Ave. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 6:30 p.m.; racing starts, 7:30 p.m. bus Hall, 10806 Granger Rd., for children ages 10 and under; sold at the door with cash or check Open bar. Tickets, $30 per perGarfield Hts. Doors open at 6 p.m.; only. The whole family will enjoy son. Call 216-478-0120 or 216dinner served at 7:30 p.m.; raffle breakfast, story time, photos with 970-0507. at 9 p.m. Tickets are $60 and in- Santa and Christmas caroling; Tuesday, November 25 clude buffet dinner, open bar and raffles, games and crafts available a number. Extra dinner, $30. Side- at additional costs. Prayer Night boards, Chinese Auction, music CityMusic Concert A Prayer Night will be held at and dancing also part of the event. Jones Road Chapel, 8000 Jones Tickets available at the parish recCityMusic Cleveland and the Rd., Cleveland, on Tuesday, Nov. tory, the credit union, or through Latino Church Choir, La Sagrada 25, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. Dan Chermonte, 216-407-8033. Familia, will present Sarrier's "Sinfonia in D," Mozart's "Bassoon View the N.N. online at theneighborhoodnews.com Concerto" and Ramirez's "Misa Criolla" as part of its free Holiday Concert Series on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 8 p.m. at the Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 E. 65 St. in Slavic Village. No tickets required. 216-321-8273 or citymusiccleveland.org. Sunday, December 7 St. Martin's Pasta Dinner St. Martin of Tours will hold its annual Pasta Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 7, from noon to 5 p.m. at St. Benedict Catholic School, 13633 Rockside Rd., Garfield Hts. Tickets for adults, $8; seniors 60+, $7; children ages 5-13, $4; children four and under, free. Take out dinners also available. Tickets for basket raffles will also be sold. For tickets or more info, call 216475-4300. Tuesday, December 9 IAG Holiday Craft Program Six different make-it-take-it holiday projects will be offered at the Independence Art Guild meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center, 6363 Selig Dr. Entrance fee for members, $5; nonmembers, $7. Each project will have an additional fee, $3-$7. For more information on crafts available and their costs, and to make a reservation, call Irene Zand, 216524-3480 or Louise Stalzer, 440526-9123. Wednesday, December 10 FAFSA Info Night A FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Seminar for parents of college-bound seniors will be held at Cuyahoga Valley Career Center, 8001 Brecksville Rd., Brecksville, on Wednesday, Dec. 10, from 7-8:30 p.m. Parents will receive an overview of FAFSA and a line-by-line explanation of the form. Also learn how to accurately report assets and how to deal with special financial circumstances. Reserve a seat by calling 440-746-8242 or by visiting http:/ /tinyurl.com/CVCC-FAFSA2014. More info can be found at www.cvccworks.edu. Saturday, December 13 Live Nativity A live nativity scene will be on display at the Valley View Village Church, 11401 Tinkers Creek Rd., on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 5:308:30 p.m. For more info visit www.valleyviewvillagechurch.com. Tuesday, December 16 M.H. Dems Christmas Party The Maple Hts. Democratic Club will hold its annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Maple Hts. High School, One Mustang Way. Tickets, $13. Call 216-965-5357 for info. Eucharistic Day at St. Stan's The Shrine Church of St. Stanislaus, 3649 East 65th St. in Cleveland, will celebrate a special Eucharistic Day on the Feast of Christ the King this Sunday, Nov. 23. The church will be open for private prayer and adoration throughout the afternoon, concluding with a solemn sung vesper service (evening prayer) and procession beginning at 4:30 p.m. A number of guest priests have been invited and the ceremonies will be conducted by Rev. Robert Ramser, who will be among the newly ordained priests of the Diocese of Cleveland this coming May. This event will feature the full musical and vocal repertoire for which St. Stanislaus has become famous. All are welcome to attend. Gift shop open at G.H. Senior Center The "Craft Ladies" at the Garfield Heights Senior Center invites the public to visit the Craft Room at the Civic Center, 5407 Turney Rd., when shopping for a special gift or card. The Craft Room is open Monday through Thursday year-round, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and will also be open during the Holiday Lighting Ceremony in the city set for November 30. Homemade baby blankets, booties, hats, scarves, decorative items for homes, cards, wrapping paper and gift bags are among the items for sale at the Unique Gift and Card Shop. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS to register. All are welcome. MAPLE HEIGHTS The Maple Heights Library is located at 5225 Library Ln. To register for any of the following programs, call 216-475-5000. Families Anonymous meeting in G.H. •Fascinating Friday, Nov. 21, 44:45 p.m., for students in grades Rd. All programs require registra- 1-5. Get ready to get messy! Stop tion unless otherwise noted. To in on Fridays to make movie blood, All branches of the Cuyahoga register or for more information, a catapult or other fascinating County Public Library will be call 216-475-8178. things. closed beginning at 5:30 p.m. •1-2-3 Engage With Me, Mon•e-Reader Assistance, WednesWednesday, Nov. 26, and all day day, Nov. 24, 7-8 p.m., for stuThursday, Nov. 27, for the day, Nov. 19, 9:30-11 a.m. Stop at dents in grades K-3. Parents and the Information Desk with your Thanksgiving holiday. Regular children are invited for light rehours will resume on Friday, Nov. device for a drop-in individual freshments and a two part prosession on how to download free 28, from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. ebooks from the library's selec- gram of information and fun! ParThe Cleveland Public Library, tion. Nook or other eReader us- ents will first go separately with a Fleet Branch, is not part of the ers, bring your laptop. Kindle us- specialist to learn tips for working Cuyahoga County Public Library ers, bring your Amazon.com ac- with their child at home to help system. For more information on count email and password. No reg- them succeed at school, while children remain with the librarian for Fleet Branch closures and pro- istration required. fun educational activities. During gram details, visit www.cpl.org. •Animé Club, Wednesday, Nov. the second session, families par19, 7-8 p.m. Like Japanese animé ticipate together. Registration ReBEDFORD and manga? Join this monthly club quired. The Southeast Branch of the and get together with other fans to •Junior Robotix Blox/Kids Cuyahoga County Public Library talk about your favorite characters Club, Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2-3:30 is located in Bedford at 70 Colum- and enjoy other fun activities. p.m., for children ages 7-10. Love bus Rd. To register or for more •Access to Education, Thurs- to build with Lego and looking for information, call 440-439-4997 or day, Nov. 20, 2-4 p.m. The Educa- a new adventure with like-minded visit cuyahogalibrary.org. tional Opportunity Center Student friends? Come to the library each •G2P: Animé Club, Wednesday, Advisers will be available to pro- month and build STEM skills and Nov. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Students ages vide academic advising, help with explore the world of WeDo robots. 11–18 can play video games, board completing financial aid, and ca- Spaces are limited in this handsgames and Yu-Gi-Oh trading card reer exploration. No registration on program. Registration required. duels. iPads will also be available necessary. for Minecraft, GarageBand and •Record Your Own Holiday Stop Motion Animation activities. Greeting, Thursday, Nov. 20, 6:30- Does someone in your family have a problem with drugs or alcohol? A weekly Garfield Heights Families Anonymous meeting offers free help to people whose loved ones are struggling with addiction. 8:30 p.m. or Monday, Nov. 24, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Drop in the studio to record your own holiday video greeting! Props and backgrounds will be available to get you into the spirit of the season. Families are welcome! No registration required. University Settlement's Hunger Center, located at 4800 Broadway Ave. in Cleveland, is open Tuesday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., and every Tuesday evening for a free community meal from 67 p.m., for residents of the 44127, 44105 and portions of the 44125 zip codes. •Teddy Bear Sleepover, Thursday, Nov. 20, 7-8:30 p.m., for children entering kindergarten in 2015 and their parents. Children can bring their favorite teddy bear and participate in crafts, face painting, and other fun activities. Teddy bears will then spend the night at the library. Parents, learn about kindergarten readiness, Kindergarten Club, and the school registration process. Come back the next day to pick up your teddy bear and receive a bag containing important information about getting ready for school and a surprise! Registration required, 440786-3517 or at http://tinyurl.com/ TeddyBearSleepover. •Computer Essentials, Friday, Nov. 21, 10 a.m. to noon. Learn basic computer parts, how to use a mouse and keyboard and about Microsoft Windows. Registration required. •Sound Studio Orientation, Saturday, Nov. 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Drop in sound recording orientations. Sessions typically last 20-30 minutes. •Video Studio Orientation, Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or Tuesday, Nov. 25, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Drop in video studio orientations. Sessions typically last 45 minutes. •Hangout With a Book, Monday, Nov. 24, 7-7:30 p.m. Join a live online book discussion on Cuyahoga County Public Library's Google+ page. Novel that will be discussed, "Sex & Violence," by •Internet Essentials, Friday, Carrie Mesrobian. How to join the Nov. 21, 1-3 p.m. Learn how to discussion: Search "Hangout with find what you're looking for on the a Book" on Google+. Internet and make sure it's from a Preschool Story/Craft, Wednestrusted source. Registration reday, Nov. 26, 10-11 a.m. Preschool quired. children and their caregivers will •No Mopes Allowed, Saturday, enjoy stories, music activities, and Nov. 22, 2 p.m. If you like no- a craft. nonsense crime-busting, straight shooting opinions, and offbeat hu- INDEPENDENCE mor, join Chief David Oliver from The Independence Library, 6361 the Brimfield Police Department as he shares stories from his book Selig Dr., will offer the following which will be available for pur- programs. Call 216-447-0160 or visit www.cuyahogalibrary.com for chase and signing. Registration more details or to register. required. •Wednesday Evening and •African-American Authors Thursday Afternoon Book DisBook Group, Tuesday, Nov. 25, cussions, November 19, 7:15 p.m. 7:15 p.m. November title, "A and November 20, 2:15 p.m. This Wanted Woman," by Eric Jerome month's title, "Fahrenheit 451," by Dickey. Ray Bradbury. Those that are new to the discussion group are asked CLEVELAND The Cleveland Public Library's Fleet Branch, 7224 Broadway Ave., Slavic Village, will offer the following programs. To register or for more information, call 216-6236962. •Thanksgiving Wreath, Thursday, Nov. 20, 3:30 p.m. Make a Thanksgiving wreath to decorate your home for the holiday. •Papercraft 3D Modeling, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 3:30 p.m. Print out and assemble 3D models without the aid of a 3D printer. GARFIELD HEIGHTS The Garfield Heights Branch Library is located at 5409 Turney N.N. online The Neighborhood News readers can now get their favorite newspaper on the web at: theneighborhoodnews.com. The entire newspaper is available on the N.N. website every Wednesday morning and can be read in Adobe Acrobat. Just click on the front page to download the remaining pages. Archives and other features will be added as the website evolves. PAGE 3 tions, referrals to in-house programs and community services, supplemental nutrition and health literacy information and services Ampol Club dinners are $7.50 each and are served each Wednesas an Ohio Benefit Bank site. day at the Ampol Hall, 4737 Pearl Rd., Cleveland, from 5 to 7 p.m., with music from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 if you are staying for the music. Reservations are needed for the Wednesday dinners, catered by Bonnie's Catering, by callGrandmother's Club ing Ron Smotek at 216-581-4362. The Grandmother's Club will Duck dinners are also available on meet on Thursday, Nov. 20, at Wednesdays for $11 each, but must Cuyahoga Heights Village Hall, 4863 E. 71 St., at 11:30 a.m. A be reserved by 9 a.m. Tuesdays. Ampol Hall news Meetings are held every Tuesday at the Garfield Heights Family Resource Center, located inside the luncheon will be served, birthCivic Center, 5407 Turney Rd. days honored, raffles and games Families Anonymous is a 12-Step played. Program for anyone concerned about the drug and alcohol abuse or behavioral problems of a relative or friend. A nonperishable Food Pantry will Many recovery programs are be open every Sunday from 12:30available for addicted loved ones 1:30 p.m. at Community Friends when they are ready to seek help Church, 4509 Warner Rd. in Cleveand recovery. However, Families land. Each person is permitted to Anonymous is for the parent, come once per month with a photo spouse, brother, sister or any other ID. The pantry will be closed when emotionally involved relative or there is a fifth Sunday of the month. friend. Your identity is protected at all meetings as anonymity is an underlying principal of the program. Food Pantry For information, send an email to [email protected], or call 216-475-1103. Settlement's Hunger Center The Center provides a 3-5 day supply of groceries each month, a fresh produce distribution on the first Monday of each month, free community cooking demonstra- Menu and entertainment for November include: November 19chicken paprikash dinner; music by Linda Hocevar. November 26breaded pork chops; Thanksgiving Eve Party, music by Frank Moravcik. Make your reservations now for the New Years Eve Polka Dance Party! Couples $50; singles $30. Also, tune in to Joe Kocab's radio show every Sunday on WHK Radio 1220 AM from 3 to 5 p.m.! PAGE 4 THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 By Amber Weisbarth GARFIELD HEIGHTS Breaking and Entering RENT HOUSE RENT APARTMENT RENT HALLS Maple Hts./Garfield Hts. Practical and inviting 2-3 bedroom. Updated, modern paint, marble & ceramic, carpeting. $745-$895 plus deposit. No pets. Non Section 8 approved. For details call (216) 310-6161 or visit www.ARENTALHOMEFORYOU.com. 3 bedroom up, $450. 1 bedroom down, $350. Plus security. Parking for one car. References required. No pets. (216) 641-9381. First Place Event and Multipurpose Center, 16536 Broadway Ave., Maple Heights. (216) 233-9166. Your first choice for a private, small event. Full kitchen, private men's and women's bathrooms, free parking, bring in your own food. 4815 Wendell, up. 2 bedrooms. Clean. Newly painted. $400 per month. Call (216) 781-2856. Garfield. 3 bedroom, 1 bath, large dining room, nice yard. $850. (216) 393-4270. Fleet & Ottawa area. 2 bedroom down. $500 month + deposit. Serious inquiries only. (216) 618-3559. 71st/Grant. Beautiful, clean, quiet. 2 bedroom down unit. Large kitchen. Porch. Yard. $550. (440) 248-4096. RENT APARTMENT RENT HOUSE Worley- Single, 2 bedroom. Living room, dining room, with study. Full basement. Driveway. New porch and windows. $665 month. Section 8 okay. (216) 769-6081. Lansing- 2 bedroom up. Living room, dining room, carpet. Modern kitchen. $600 month. Section 8 okay. (216) 769-6081. Houses for rent starting at $450 monthly in the Garfield Hts., Fleet, Broadway areas. (216) 341-2391. Spafford Rd. 2 bedroom single house. Living room and full basement. Large porch, large yard and off street parking. $650 month + $650 security deposit. (216) 641-7624. RENT HOUSE RENT APARTMENT REAL ESTATE WANTED Large 2 bedroom, 71st near Grant. $500 month. Must have references. (216) 218-9250. Warner-Connecticut. 3 room apartments, up. 1 bedroom each. $360 & $380. All are decorated. Parking, security, pets extra security. (440) 4765676 or (440) 582-3009. 5709 Mound, Slavic Village. 2 bedroom, down, front, with porch. $450 month + deposit. (216) 225-5425. RENT EFFICIENCY Garfield Heights - Turney Rd. Storefront or office space. 360 sq. ft. $400 plus deposit. (216) 233-4611. SALE MISC. Efficiency basement apt., off Turney Rd. $400 month, utilities included. (216) 832-1745. Efficiency for rent. $435 month. Heat included. Slavic Village area. No pets. (440) 263-5146. 48" round wood dinette, 4 captains chairs, excellent condition, $250. Artificial Christmas trees, 7.5 ft., green, $20; 7.5 ft., white, $45. (216) 5247075. WANT TO BUY WANT TO BUY Slavic Village area. 1 bedroom down/ up. Appliances, new flooring, parking. No pets. Credit check. 1 year income verification. $390 month, $100 security deposit. 1-866-7618319. 2 bedrooms up. Garfield Hts. Clean, quiet, mature building. Off street parking. Stove and refrigerator. Balcony. Heat included. $600 month + security deposit. No pets. No Section 8. (216) 952-6349; (216) 952-6357. Slavic Village area. 2 bedroom up, $500. 2 bedroom down, $525. Both plus utilities or rent whole house. Rental application and proof of employment required. (440) 668-9434. Classified deadline is every Monday at 5:00 pm. Call 216-441-2141. RENT HOUSE RENT APARTMENT WANT TO BUY SERVICES AND REPAIRS Plumbing, carpentry, painting, window ropes, locks and numerous home repairs and improvements. References. Gary, (216) 441-4747. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Garage cleanouts, attics, basements, yards, whole houses and delivery of any appliances. Paul, (216) 5511902. PERSONALS SALE HOUSE SALE HOUSE ADVERTISING DEADLINE EVERY MONDAY AT 5:00 P.M. Call 216-441-2141 HELP WANTED CATERING RENT OFFICE SPACE Automotive technician/mechanic with experience in general repairs. Good attendance mandatory, M-F. Must have own tools and at least 5 years of automotive experience. Must be able and willing to work on all makes and models, and multi-task between vehicles, and demonstrate good self-motivation to complete job on time. $12-$15 per hour. Call (216) 214-8654. CATERING RENT OFFICE SPACE HELP WANTED HELP WANTED SLAVIC VILLAGE Breaking and Entering Free Thanksgiving Day meals offered Holy Name Church The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Holy Name Church will deliver free meals on Thanksgiving Day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. to shut-ins, seniors and needy in the 44105, 44125 and 44127 zip codes. Those in need of a meal should call 216-271-4242, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., through Wednesday, Nov. 19. Leave your name, ad•A man in the 10000 block of dress, apartment number, locaPark Heights told police he is self- tion and phone number. employed and runs a security business from his home. He said he Volunteers are also needed, age hired two females from Facebook 16 and over. Call the number listed who come to his home to make above if you can help. calls. The man stated that one of GHUMC the females stole his vehicle and failed to return it. He said he reThe Garfield Heights United covered his vehicle and reported Methodist Church, 4977 Turney Rd., across from Turneytown Shopping Center, will serve free Thanksgiving Day meals, with turkey and all the trimmings, on G.H. Ward 7 Thursday, Nov. 27, from noon to The Garfield Heights Ward 7 2 p.m. Block Watch will meet ThursFor more information, call the day, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. in the church office at 216-641-4149, or St. Augustine Room of St. Scott at 216-870-1589. Benedict School, 13633 Rockside Rd. A special guest St. Monica Church speaker will be present. NonFree Thanksgiving Day meals will perishable items for the St. be served in the St. Monica Parish's Vincent de Paul food pantry would be appreciated. Nikki school cafeteria, 13623 Rockside Majka, 216-310-6514. Rd. in Garfield Heights, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Cranwood Day, November 27. The Cranwood Ward Club will All are welcome to enjoy a meet Tuesday, Nov. 25, at 7 homestyle turkey dinner with all p.m. at the Garfield Heights the traditional side dishes, plus Civic Center, 5407 Turney Rd. dessert! Block watches RENT HALLS The man said that the other female was at his house on November 12 making phone calls and stole a watch, two gold chains, his wife's credit card and other prescription pain pills. He was told to follow up with the Detective Bureau to continue an investigation. An employee of Engine Art, Inc. at East 81st and Broadway Ave., told police someone broke into Theft the business and stole four tires, a •A resident of Grafton, Ohio told scanner and miscellaneous old car police he had an ATV and a dirt stereo equipment between 1 a.m. bike listed for sale on Craigslist, and 10:30 a.m. on November 15. and on November 10, he met with Burglary a man who was interested in buying both of them in the 13600 A resident in the 3400 block of block of Cranwood Dr. He said the East 50th St. told police she left potential buyer was the passenger her home on November 11, about in a vehicle who got out and went 1 p.m., and when she returned into the backyard of a house on around 4:30 p.m. she noticed the block to "get his brother," someone had been in her son's when another male appeared and bedroom and had stolen a TV, asked to test drive the ATV. At gaming system and about 30 this time, the vehicle left the area video games. She said she just towards East 139th St. moved into the house about one The second male drove the ATV month ago and does not have around the block and returned, any insurance. saying it wasn't running properly. Petty Theft As the owner of the ATV bent A resident in the 6900 block of down to look at it, the first male appeared, got onto the dirt bike Indiana Ave. said that someone and fled eastbound on Cranwood came into his backyard during the Dr. The second male then climbed night on November 13, and stole back onto the ATV and fled in the his stainless steel wood smoker, same direction. The victim said which was on wheels. He said the both vehicles turned northbound suspect must have stolen it before onto East 139th St., where he lost the snowfall because there were no sight of the men and the vehicles. tracks. He said he noticed the Police checked the area with smoker was gone in the morning negative results. The Cleveland on November 14. Police Department was also notified. The victim was told to contact the Detective Bureau. •A resident of the 12700 block of Oakpark Blvd. told police his semiautomatic pistol was stolen from his home between Sunday, Nov. 9 and Wednesday, Nov. 10. He said the only other person who knows where the gun is kept is his uncle, but he was unsure if his uncle had been at the house between those dates. He said one magazine which was loaded with ten hollow point bullets was also missing. The firearm was entered into LEADS as stolen. REAL ESTATE WANTED RENT HALLS COMMERCIAL PROPERTY RENT STOREFRONT/OFFICE SPACE The owner of a rental property in the 10800 block of Langton Ave. told police she evicted two tenants from the property on November 10, leaving behind their furniture and two vehicles. The tenants contacted a lawyer on November 13 and were told they would need to hire an insured/bonded company to remove their items. On November 14, the owner went back to the property and found a window damaged and the door unbolted. When she went inside, the tenants' furniture and belongings were gone. The property owner was unable to provide a list of missing items and their value at the time of the report. over $1180 in damage plus $120 in towing fees. The man also said that during the week of November 12, the same female stole the company cell phone and bank card, on which she made over $880 worth of charges, and stole pain medication, sleeping pills and two tablet computers with keyboards. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Rat Pack and More, a nonprofit $12 for children 12 and under; tickCleveland institution supporting ets must be purchased in advance. youth in arts and music, will also Tree and iconic replica items from perform Friday evening. Visit For more information, visit "A Christmas Story" house. Pose www.ixchristmasconnection/en/ www.ixchristmasconnection.com. for photos with the infamous flag entertainment.aspx for more info. pole, leg lamp and fire truck, or Breakfast with Santa will be held take a break from shopping and watch the movie on the big screen! on Saturday and Sunday only. Doors will open at 9 a.m., holiday The Holy Name Society of Holy Shoppers can also enjoy the show at 9:15 a.m., breakfast at Name Church, 8328 Broadway Christmas Wine Cellar with wine 9:40 a.m., followed by activities Ave., Cleveland, will begin its Holitastings; the Shop and Drop area until 11 a.m. Cost for adults, $20; day Candy/Nut/Craft Sale after all to store holiday purchases to continue shopping with ease; SantaLand, where kids can write and send letters to Santa or meet him in person; the Sugar Plum Shoppe with over 4,000 prewrapped gifts, under $7 each, for kids to buy presents for parents; and Gingerbread Square, where the first 600 kids can decorate and eat their own holiday cookie. Christmas Connection Nov. 21-23 A holiday tradition for 29 years, the I-X Christmas Connection will be held November 21, 22 and 23, at the I-X Center, located at One IX Center Dr., on Route 237, adjacent to Cleveland Hopkins Airport. Shoppers will enjoy hundreds of unique gifts, handmade crafts and great holiday entertainment. Hours of the show are: Friday and Saturday, Nov. 21 and 22, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets to the show are $11.99 at the I-X Center, or $9.99 at Discount Drug Mart. I-X Center parking charge not included. New this year, shoppers will be transported back to Cleveland's Christmas past as they step into the Christmas Connection surLive entertainment will include rounded by "A Christmas Story" movie magic. Take a walk by the the Singing Angels on Friday Sterling Lindner Davis Christmas evening at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. The Holiday sale! PAGE 5 Masses, starting Saturday, Nov. 22, through Sunday, Dec. 21. Brochures and order forms will be available at the church doors. Garfield Heights' new Walkway of Recognition at the Turney Rd. fire station. Orders are now being accepted. Purchase G.H. 'Walkway' bricks Construction of the brick walkway is set to begin in the spring of 2015. Order forms are available at the Garfield Heights Civic Center, Create a memory that will last a 5407 Turney Road, or online at lifetime by purchasing an engraved www.garfieldhts.org. For addibrick to be placed on the City of tional details, call 216-475-1100. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2014 THE NEIGHBORHOOD NEWS Everyone is going to "stuff" themselves on Thanksgiving Day! Feel a little less guilty by working off some calories ahead of time on this fast-paced 3.5 mile fall hike. Alexander Bike Lot is located off Alexander Road, between Dunham and Canal roads in Bedford. 216341-3152 HELPING HANDS Homemade Suet, Saturday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Garfield Park Nature Center, Garfield Park Reservation. Learn an easy, inexpensive way to make bird feed cakes. Bring a large well muffin tin. Ingredients will be provided. While the treats cool we will try to locate some of our wintering species on a brief hike through the Garfield Park Reservation. Adults and families. 216-341-3152 Gobble Gobble, Saturday, Nov. 22, 3-4:30 p.m., Hermit's Hollow Picnic Area, Bedford Reservation Fifth Third Bank and Rebuilding Together rehabbed the Chambers Avenue home of an 83-yearold veteran in Slavic Village last Thursday, in a one-day project. The bank donated $10,000 for a new roof, porch, landscaping and other improvements, and 25 volunteers from Fifth Third assisted in repairs. Rebuilding Together is a nonprofit year-round program that helps repair and rehabilitate the homes of low-income, elderly, disabled and veteran homeowners. Disco Dayz, an ice skating and holiday shopping event, set for Friday, Nov. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Rec Center, 5411 Turney Rd. Lowered admission price will be $5, which includes rental skates. Children under three will be adThe Bash will be held Tuesday, mitted free. All children must be Dec. 2, beginning at 6 p.m. at accompanied by an adult. Haren Hall at Holy Name CathoThose that don't ice skate are lic Church, 8328 Broadway Ave. invited to enjoy the fun! Wear your All residents and friends of Slavic bell-bottom pants and tie-dyed Village are invited to what has be- shirts, skate to songs from the disco come one of the largest commu- era, and do some holiday shopnity Christmas parties in the area. ping in the rec's lobby, where variAnyone interested in donating a ous vendors will be selling their products. Homemade bakery will tree from their property should also be for sale. call the committee at 216-469There is no admission fee for 4806. Turkey is on everyone's mind, but how much do you know about Ohio's wild turkeys? Enjoy a brisk 2.5 mile hike in search of toms and hens and learn more about these fascinating birds. Hermit's Hollow Picnic Area is located off Gorge Parkway in Bedford Reservation, just east of Dunham Road in Walton Hills. 216-341-3152 Fun with Food! Monday, Nov. 24, 3-4:30 p.m., Garfield Park Nature Center, Garfield Park Reservation Every youngster will serve as the "Prep Chef" for their own portion of a simple meal. During the preparation, learn a little about the food those that are shopping only. This that comes from the dusty earth. event is open to the public. Those ages 6-13 years welcome. Call 216-475-7272 and follow Register by November 21, 216prompts for open office hours, or 341-3152. press zero to speak with a team Pre-emptive Strike Hike, member. More information can Wednesday, Nov. 26, 10 a.m. to also be found at noon, Alexander Bike Lot, www.garfieldhts.org. Bedford Reservation Bash needs a Disco Dayz at G.H. Rec Center The Garfield Heights Parks and Christmas tree Recreation Department will host Volunteers organizing the Ward 12 Holiday Bash in Slavic Village are once again searching for a Christmas tree as the centerpiece for their reception hall. They say they'd like a fir tree that is live, not artificial, and big, at least eleven foot tall. PAGE 6 Holiday Hike, Friday, Nov. 28, 3-4 p.m., CanalWay Center, Ohio & Erie Canal Reservation Take an after-holiday hike along the Ohio & Erie Canal. Burn some of the calories you consumed on Thanksgiving Day while walking the Lower 40 Loop trail. Come by yourself or bring the family. 216206-1000 Free meals offered here Our Lady of Lourdes Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, 3395 East 53rd St., Cleveland, serves free hot meals the last Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m., and free breakfast on the last Sunday of each month at 11 a.m., in the school cafeteria. All are welcome. Call 216-641-2829 for more details. Due to Thanksgiving, the next meals will be served on November 20 and November 30. St. Eugene St. Eugene Byzantine Catholic Church, 264 Center Rd. in Bedford, offers free meals on the last Thursday of each month from 4-6 p.m. 440-232-7302. Due to Thanksgiving, this month's meal will be served November 20. All are welcome. University Settlement University Settlement, 4800 Broadway Ave., Cleveland, hosts free weekly community meals evHoly Name ery Tuesday, from 6-7 p.m. The Free hot meals are served at next meal will be served NovemHoly Name Church in the parish ber 25. Call 216-641-8948. hall, 8328 Broadway Ave., each Thursday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The menu varies and all are welcome. The next meal will be served November 20.
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