Archive for January, 2013

Register this week for Soul Food Class with Chef Eric Wells

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013



This week learn to cook HEALTHY SOUL FOOD, Spinach Salad with Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette, Oven ‘Fried’ Chicken, Sweet Potato Gratin and Sautéed Collard Greens and Peach Cobbler for dessert.

February 2, 2PM-4PM

$20 per Person

At CornUCopia Place

Registration is required by close of business on January 31. Please arrive 15 minutes early, as class begins promptly at 2PM. Everything needed is provided.

To REGISTER: Tel: 216-341-1455

7201 Kinsman Road, Suite 103B
Cleveland OH, 44104


CMSD and Promise Neighborhood Strategy Meeting

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

 Please join the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood Advisory Board

on Tuesday, Jan. 29th at 6 p.m.

 at Friendly Inn Settlement House, 2386 Unwin Rd., Cleveland.


Cleveland Metropolitan School District officials will talk about the districts’ Four-Year Implementation Strategy and collect your feedback.


Please RSVP with Dave Kelly at or 216-241-9300 x 221

by Friday, January 25th.


Dinner and Childcare will be provided and transportation provided for CMHA residents.

Contact your service coordinator for more information.

NEWtrition in Our Schools

Thursday, January 24th, 2013

NEWtrition in Our Schools

an event for parents, teachers, and students in the Central community

Come Join the Community and learn about:

New Policy that influences school food

New Opportunities in school gardens, locally grown food in school meals, and salad bars

New Information on using the resources we have access to in helping our schools serve Delicious and Healthy foods


Stick around after the event for a Q & A Session with our speakers!

Free refreshments and free parking are available


Thursday, January 31st, 2013

6:00pm – 8:00pm (doors open at 5:30pm)

Cuyahoga Community College

Unified Technologies Center, Room 229

2415 Woodland Avenue

Purchase Plants for gardens at deep discounts!

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Neighborhood Progress would like to extend an offer to be a part of their co-op plant buy for the 2013 growing season. For the last 2 years, Neighborhood Progress has organized co-op plant purchases of over 15,000 starts saving gardeners thousands of dollars while supporting a local grower. Neighborhood Progress organizes the purchase, works with the grower and handles distribution at no charge – Neighborhood Progress passes the full savings on to the communities they serve.


NPI is giving you and your neighbors the opportunity to buy collectively to receive deeply discounted rates. Fruits and vegetable plants are available for $7.50 a flat, each flat contains 12 plants (that’s 62 cents per plant!). The grower plants the starts in late winter meaning you will receive healthy, good sized starts for your garden in the spring.


If you would like to participate, please fill out and turn in the order form and full payment by February 1st, 2013.


There are two pick up dates to help accommodate the best time to put the plants in the ground.  You can choose when to receive your flats. Pick up dates will be Saturday, April 27th or  Saturday, June 8th (or both if you order both).

For More information, Contact:  Christa Ebert

216.453.1448 |

Join Hands On and BBC for MLK Day!

Friday, January 18th, 2013



Adult Seniors will be served a delicious Monday brunch prepared by Kinsman families and hear exclusively from a guest speaker about how to live a healthier life and start fun winter exercises!

Where: Cornucopia Place, 7201 Kinsman Rd., Ste. 103

When: Monday, January 21, 2013, 11:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Registration required by January 11, 2013:

Contact Julia Dibaggio, 216.341.1455 or



Families Get Your HandsOn The Dream!

Join HandsOn NEO’s Kids Care Club and Burten, Bell, Carr on Monday, January 21st to find out!

Volunteers and their kids ages 5-13 are invited to participate in our Martin Luther King Day of Service!

Families will have the opportunity to participate in fun and exciting service-learning opportunities:


Cook a healthy brunch for Kinsman and Central adult seniors!

Create Activity Boxes benefiting Garden Valley Neighborhood House

Learn about Dr. Martin Luther King’s vision of service

Where: Cornucopia Place, 7201 Kinsman Road, Ste. 103

When: Monday, January 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sign-up with: Katrice Williams, (216) 432-9390 or

City of Cleveland is Hiring Patrol Officers

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

City of Cleveland to hire new patrol officers

Just one week left to register!

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Martin L. Flask, Director of Public Safety and Michael McGrath, Chief of Police, are pleased to report that a Civil Service Commission examination for the position of Patrol Officer will be offered on Saturday, March 2, 1013.


The Department of Public Safety and the Division of Police have been engaged in a recruitment effort aimed at identifying diverse, highly motivated individuals interested in a rewarding law enforcement career.  Hiring for the Division of Police from the eligible candidates established by this examination will occur before the end of the year.


Applications for the examination must be made on an official Civil Service application form obtainable at the Cleveland Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114, Jan 14-18, 2013 from 9 AM to 4 PM and 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday, Jan 12, 2013.


Applications are also being accepted at the following City recreation centers from 5:30 to 8 PM on the dates listed:


DATE:       Thursday, January 17, 2013

PLACE:      Michael Zone Recreation Center at 6301 Lorain Avenue


In addition to a completed application, copies of the following items are required at the time of filing:  valid government ID, high school diploma or GED, proof of residency if requesting credit for Cleveland residency, and military information (DD-214) if applicable.


Applicants are also required to pay a non-refundable filing fee of $10.00, (cash, money order, or certified check only).