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May 9, 2014

Heritage Home Loan Program Is a Great Deal

Cleveland Restoration Society has announced a new program, the Heritage Home Loan Program, to help our residents buy a home and renovate it with one loan!   If the home is more than 50 years old, you can receive technical assistance including help with finding reputable contractors as well as low rate financing as low as 1.,4%. Call 216.426.3116 or visit online at 

Walk With a Doc

Every Saturday in May from 9 - 10 AM you have the chance to walk with a medical specialist at Lutheran Hospital,  Walkers are to meet in the NEW lobby and walk 1.5 - 2 miles with the featured MD.  Go to for a list of which doctors will particiate on specific Saturdays or call 216.363.2019.

Pet-Tique to Host Yappy Hour To Benefit Greyhound Adoption

It's back!  Those wonderful and fun Yappy Hours at Pet-Tique, 10906 Clifton Boulevard.  On Thursday, May 15th from 5 - 8 PM, the Yappy Hour will feature the Greyhound Adoption of Ohio (GAO) at its kick-off for 2014.  There will be gift baskets as raffle prizes donated by Pet-Tique as well as the usual food and beverage fair under the tents.  A $5 suggested donation will go directly to GAO in support of placing retired racing greyhounds in loving homes.  Enjoy the lovely outdoors while socializing and helping a wonderful cause.

Training Available for Swiss-type Machine Operators

There is a growing need in Northeast Ohio for those skilled in the manufacturing trades - especially swiss-type machinists.  For those with an interest in being so trained, the Cleveland Industrial Training Center at 1311 Brookpark Road has a class beginning May 19th.  Go to or call 216.459.9292 for information. It's never too late to learn a new trade.

Rape Aggression Defense System Training Available

Rape Aggression Defense System Training (RAD) will be available at Stella Walsh Recreation Center, 7345 Broadway Avenue.The sessions are FREE and conducted by the Cleveland Police Department.  Those attending all four sessions will receive a certificate attesting to their participation. Call Stella Walsh Recreation Center to register or learn of other locations where the class may be held.  216.664.4658.

4miles4water Fundraiser Saturday at Edgewater Park

Drink Local Tap Water, a local nfp organization that brings water education to schools and runs clean water projects in Africa is having a fundraiser walk/run Saturday (tomorrow) at the Cleveland Metroparks Edgewater Park.The event includes two walks and one run and wraps up with a party featuring a raggae band, food trucks and a beer and wine garden.  Go to for all the details of times and registration.

Clean & Green Trailer Coming to 98 Great Homes Model Block

It's new and shiny and stocked with all the tools and supplies one needs to do a thorough clean up in the community.  And it will be here on May 16th and May 17th from 10 am - 4 pm.  So come on down and join  volunteers from Victory Outreach Cleveland at the parking lot at West 98th and Madison Avenue to join the fun.  Call Jeanette Toms at 216.228.4383 for information.  Volunteers from NPA Coatings at Berea and Madison will be utililzing the Clean & Green Trailer the following week to clean other areas of the community.  Great to have neighborhood companies pitch in to help!

Spring Forward: Tips for Growing Your Small Business

The backbone of America is small business.  More jobs are created annually by small businesses than by any big corporation.  JumpStart wants to help you grow your small business so consider registering for a FREE discussion on how you can receive help from JumpStart, Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and other resources.  Register online at or call 216.363.3400.  Or email to learn more at or

Sustainability Showcase at Cleveland Lumber,  9410 Madison, on May 31st

To celebrate the beginning of 32 years of business, Cleveland Lumber is inviting everyone to join owners Janet and Vince Valentino on Saturday, May 31 from 11 am - 1 pm at 9410 Madison Avenue for a Sustainability Showcase. Front and center will be information on the solar panels that were installed on their roof last year to let the sun help power the store.  Vendors will be showcasing their energy efficient products to help you save energy and reduce utility bills.  Cleveland Lumber, an independent, family-owned business, will also offer raffles, tours and a hot dog lunch for just a buck!  Additionally, Cudell Improvement, Inc. will provide the opportunity to see a local home that has installed solar panels and a sustainable material driveway.  Hope to see you all there for the fun, education and congratulations to a fantastic homegrown business success!

Remember to Support our Local Clifton Boulevard Businesses During Construction

The EnhanceClifton transportation enhancement project is spinning along on Clifton Boulevard.  It's a challenge for our merchants who are being good sports while knowing that the end product will be such an improvement for them and the community.  Meanwhle, let's remember to support them with our business choices. And remember, for the most part, the parking lots of businesses on the north side of Clifton can be reached off of Lake Avenue and the parking lots of the businesses on the south side of Clifton can be reached by using the side streets off  Detroit Avenue.  We want all our businesses to be around when the project wraps up in December. 

Offices closed on Monday, May 26th for Memorial Day Holiday

The Cudell offices will be closed on Monday, May 26th in observance of Memorial Day.  Offices will open at the regular time on Tuesday.  Please fly your flag proudly in remembrance of all those who sacrificed their lives for our freedom.  


Have you marked your calendar for the 27th Annual Clifton Arts & Musicfest on Saturday June 21st?  Great art, great music, great food, great kids activities - just plain great!  Thanks to new Councilman Matt Zone for his generous support and continuing the tradition of former Councilman Jay Westbrook.