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January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

From the Cudell Improvement, Inc. Board and Staff, you are being sent best wishes for a safe and prosperous 2014.

You Are Invited to Cudell's 39th Annual Meeting on 1-15-14

As always, the Cudell Improvement, Inc. Annual Meeting will feature lots of good food, prizes, awards and great socializing.  It won't be as much fun unless you are there!  Mark your calendars for Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 6:45 PM at Brennan's Banquet Center, 13000 Triskett Road. Thanks to generous support from PNC, it is still a free event.  We'll be looking for you!

Free Tax Time Assistance

Nothing is as certain as death and taxes.  We can't  prevent the former, but we can get you help with the latter.  There will be free preparation of your 2013 income tax return at the Westshore Neighborhood Family Service Center, 9830 Lorain Avenue on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 - 7 PM and Saturdays from 9 - Noon.  For an appointment, call 211.  

City Offers Bed Bug Assistance Program

Anyone can become a victim of a bed bug infestation.  The city of Cleveland may be able to offer free assistance with treatment if you are income qualified, are 60 years of age or older, an adult with a documented disability and own and live in the unit to be treated.  Call Linda at Cudell for an application/income guidelines or the Department of Aging at 216.664.2833.

What Every Landlord Should Know......

The always affable and entertaining Housing Court Judge, the Honorable Raymond L. Pianka, will present an Ohio Landlord Training Class, WHAT EVERY LANDLORD SHOULD KNOW....... on Saturday, February 1, 2014 from 9 AM - 1 PM.  The workshop will be hosted by Cudell Improvement, Inc. at 9815 Lorain Avenue.  Cost is $10.00 per person and includes donuts and coffee.  Register by email:; or call 216.664.6927; or mail the registration form that is available by calling Linda at Cudell, 216.228.4383. 

"Step Up or Step Down" Holding Community Town Hall Roundtable Discussion 1-23-14

If you want to hear directly from legislators, elected officials and community leaders about their vison for our communities and city as well as safety issues, please join us at Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Boulevard on January 23rd at 7 PM.  

Summer Opportunities for Students in 8th through 11th Grades

Apply now for a summer internship in healthcare, research, summer science and more.  Summer internships are paid and college credits may be earned.  Cleveland Clinic offers area students numerous opportunities to attain valuable STEM-based 21st century, professional learning experiences.  Visit, click on internships and select your program of interest.  Application deadline is 4:30 PM, Friday, Janaury 10, 2014.

Give Your Child a HEAD START In Life

Willard School at 2220 Willard Avenue, across from West Tech Lofts, offers income qualified children a chance to get their lifelong learning skills off to a great start.  CEOGC offers HEAD START classes along with nutritious meals and other benefits.  Call 216.651.5154 for full information and registration.

Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services Holding a Benefits Forum

Not sure what benefits you qualify for.  Need additional information?  Plan to attend the Cuyahoga Job and Family Services community forum on Thursday, January 16 from 1 PM - 4:30 PM at CCC Institutional Advancement building (formerly the VNA) at 2500 East 22nd Street in the Ford Room.  The event is free and open to the public.  For information call 216.987.7010. 

Become a Member Today

If you are not currently a member of Cudell Improvement, Inc., please consider becoming one.  Membership dues provide an additional source of income to support community initiatives and demonstrate community support for the organization and its mission. Call Linda for a membership form or pick one up at the Annual Meeting.  Your involvement is most welcome and appreciated.

Home and Garden Tour Planned

Thanks to a grant from Third Federal Savings & Loan, Cudell is planning a Home & Garden Tour for late Spring.  If you would like your garden/home to be on the tour, please email to express interest.  

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