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May 30, 2014

CMSD Neighborhood Meetings Scheduled

The Cleveland Metropolitan School Facilities is holding a series of Open Houses for the purpose of sharing plans about neighborhood schools and providing an opportunity for the community to voice opinions.  Please plan to attend the Cudell, Edgewater , Detroit Shoreway session at Cudell Recreation Center, 1910 West Boulevard on Wednesday, June 4 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM.  

Twenty "Graduate" from Third Federal HOMEToday Financial Literacy Series

On Thursday, May 29th, twenty "graduates" successfully completed the Third Federal HOMEToday financial literacy series sponsored by Cudell Improvement, Inc. and Bellaire Puritas Development  Corporation and hosted by Cudell.  The twenty potential homeowners are well on their way to getting $2000 toward the down payment of a home, $650 in closing costs and three years of one on one financial counselling! Not to mention learning sound financial management skills that will help them in all facets of their everyday life.

Next series will be on Saturday, July 12th and Saturday, July 19th at 9815 Lorain Avenue from 10 - 2 PM.  Call 216.228.4383 to register. 

A "Day of Giving Back" Brings Salon Services to Homeless

Valencia Turner, owner of The Beauty In You Salon at 9807 Denison,  shares that she is sponsoring a "Day of Giving Back" on June 10 wherein homeless in the community will be treated to salon services.  She is taking a few more referrals for appointments at 216.799.7424 as well as having a garment rack for clothing donations where those receiving free services can select items of apparel.  If you would like to donate clothing, contact Valencia.  We applaud her for her efforts to help those community members in need.

BBB Free Shredding Event

Protect yourself from Identity Theft.  Take up to 3 bags or boxes to be shred on the spot at the BBB Secure Your ID Day on Saturday, June 14th from 10 AM - 2 PM at RadAir Complete Car Care, 27051 Detroit Road in Westlake.  It's FREE.

lst District Facebook Up and Running

Follow the 1st District Police Community Relations Committee on Facebook by going to

NHS Offers Neighborhood Impact Program Grants

If you are an income qualified homeowner for more than 18 months, are current on your real estate taxes, homeowners'  insurance and mortgage payments, then you may qualify for a grant of up to $7,500 to make repairs/replacement of such items as HVAC, hot water tanks and or energy conservation measures such as windows, siding, roofing and gutters.  Funds are limited and are expected to be gone by July 1st.  So call Christina Patterson at 216.458.4663 x 2330 or email her at This is a really great opportunity for those at 80% of Area Median Income (beginning at $35,100 for a single person household).  Contact Ms. Patterson today.

Live Entertainment at Edgewater Park

Begining Thursday, June 12 and continuing every Thursday for 10 weeks, from 5:30 - 8:30 PM, there will be live entertainment on the beach at Edgewater Park.  So bring a blanket and enjoy  some great music while you relax in the greatly improved surroundings - thanks to the management of the Cleveland Metroparks.  Go to for the entire lineup and other events.  This is the lakefront we have always wanted.  Now it's here for us to use and enjoy.

Sustainability Showcase at Cleveland Lumber Tomorrow

Remember to visit the Cleveland Lumber Sustainability Showcase tomorrow, Saturday, from 11 - 1 on Madison Avenue near West 95th.  Learn all about products that can save energy in your home, take a tour of the store and warehouse, enter the raffle and grab a hot dog lunch for only a $1.  You will also receive an invitation to visit a nearby home that had solar panels installed by the same company that installed them on the roof of Cleveland Lumber.

Clifton Arts & Musicfest Coming June 21

It's almost here!  The fabulous Clifton Arts & Musicfest - now in its 27th year on Clifton Blvd.  Fine art, live music, delicious food, unique retail shopping - on wonderful, walkable Clifton Boulevard.  We'll see you there from 10 AM - 6 PM.