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March 28, 2014

HOMEToday Offers $2000 Towards Home Downpayment and Financial Literacy 

Cudell Improvement, Inc., in collaboratin with Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation, will host its third HOMEToday series geared towards financial literacy and assistance with home buying preparation.  All those who complete the four workshops (May 8,15, 22,29) will become well versed in making sound financial decisons and qualify to receive $2000 towards the down payment of a home from sponsor Third Federal Savings & Loan.  Sessions are on Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 8:30 PM at 9815 Lorain Avenue and a light supper is provided.  Register now to reserve a seat by calling 216.441.7345.  It's all about the credit score.

EnhanceClifton Project Underway; Shop Locally to Help Businesses During Construction

RTA has begun its transit enhancement project on Clifton Blvd. and the ultimate transformation will be fantastic. New transit waiting environments, new signage, bus only lanes during rush hours and landscaped medians in some parts of Clifton.   However, there will be some pain during the next eight months.  Please remember to patronize local Clifton businesses as they will need all the support they can get during construction.  The website will be updated to bring project information to you.

Fashion Month Begins April 1 at Lorain Branch Library

The Lorain Branch Library at 8216 Lorain Avenue is hosting Fashion Month and will kick it off with a Fashion Show meet and greet on Tuesday, April 1 at 4:30 PM.  The library's work studio will be open April 8, 15 and 22 from 3 - 6 PM  for participants to transform fashion designs using sewing machines, provided materials and  individual's creativity. The hard work and creativity will cullminate in a Fashion Show on April 29th at 4:30 PM.  Stop in the Library to register or call 216.623.7011.  

Free Dental Screenings for Kids on April 5

Cuyahoga Community College will offer free dental screenings to children 17 and younger from 9 AM - 2 PM on Saturday, April 5th at the Metropolitan Campus Dental Hygiene Clinic in the Health Careers and Sciences Building, 2900 Community College Avenue. Registration is required.  Call 216.987.4411 for full details. 

Free Income Tax Preparation

Time is running out!  Call First Call for Help at 211 to find a location near you for free preparation.

Free Evenings at the Children's Museum on Terrific Tuesdays!

Free evenings at the Museum happen the second Tuesday.of every month from 5 - 7 PM through December.  The Children's Museum is located at 10730 Euclid Avenue.   For full information go to

Service Academy Seminars Scheduled

Information sessions are designed for students who are interested in applying for the Air Force Academy, Military Academy of West Point, Naval Academy and the Merchant Marine Academy.  The seminar in Cleveland will be held April 26 at Horizon Science Academy, 6000 South Marginal Road from 10 AM to Noon.  Parents are asked to rsvp if planning to attend a seminar by calling 1.800.205.6446 or 1.888.896.6446. 

Don't Blue Bag It - Just Dump It in the Recycling Can

The Division of Waste Collection asks that those who have the city of Cleveland's blue recycling cans to no longer place recyclables in plastic bags before placing items in the cans for collection.  The plastic bags impede separation and often disguise garbage that is mistakenly placed in the recycling cans.  The City requests that acceptable recyclable items be dumped directly into the blue recycling cans. 

Public Tours of Glenn Research Center Facilities Offered

NASA's Glenn Research Center will offer public tours of several of its laboratories and other facilities one Saturday a month from April to October.   The Center is located at 21000 Brookpark Road, and the tours are free, open to all U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent residents.  Some other restrictions apply.  A different lab is featured each Saturday.  Reservations are required.  Call 216.433.9653 or send an email to

"How Can a Community H.E.A.L.?"

"Healthy Living Takes an Entire Community."    Please join the H.E.A.L. Initiative and the Office of Inclusion & Diversity for the MetroHealth premiere of the H.E.A.L documentary that highlights how a community can be transformed through the lens of healthy eating and active living.  The premiere takes place on Wednesday, April 2nd from 10 - Noon in Scott Auditorium, 2500 MetroHealth Drive.  This free event is open to the public but registration is required.  Please rsvp to Keisha Herbert at 216.778.5758 or  Parking will be validated.  

Portable Camera Units in the Neighborhood

We are all worried about those who speed and run red lights.  Every family has suffered the heartbreak of injury to loved ones and friends.  The Portable Camera Units help remind drivers to slow down to protect our community - especially the children.  Watch for the units at West 104 and Madison, 12500 Berea Road, 7600 Clark Avenue, 9700 Denison Avenue and 15900 Lorain Avenue.  No worries if observing the speed limit!

Easter Egg Hunt on April 5th at Gunning Recreaction Center

The Division of Cleveland Police and the Community Relations Committee are pleased to sponsor an Easter Egg Hunt and Crime Prevention Fair on Saturday, April 5th from 12 - 2 PM at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue.  The Egg Hunt (for children up to age 12) starts promptly at 12:30 PM.  Free pizza, beverages and prizes.  

Biking Skills Clinic at Lorain Branch Library on April 3rd

The Lorain Branch Library at 8216 Lorain Avenue wants everyone to be safe riding their bikes since it is such good exercise and great for the environment.  A clinic on Traffic Skills will be held on Thursday, April 3 at 5:30 PM. All are welcome.  

Condolences to Family of Papa Nick

A real icon in the merchant community passed away recently and will be very much missed on Clifton Boulevard.  Papa Nick Pamphilis, founder of Papa Nick's  Pizza and Pasta, will forever be in our hearts for his warm smile and delicious legacy.  Our heartfelt condolences to Mama Nick and Emily, Steve and Phil.  

Rockin the 216!

Here's a dynamic program for high school students!  Rockport Library at 4421 West 140 Street will offer an 8 week after school program occuring in the fall, winter and spring that features enhanced math and reading proficiency fhrough ACT test preparation; $100 cash stipend; free bus tickets; field trips; and internship opportunities.  Pass the word to parents of high schoolers.  What a great opportunity.  Visit or call 216.241.5587 fo apply or get more information on this amazing opportunity.  

Student Scholarship Available from Clifton Arts & Musicfest

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