Lyndhurst Neighborhood Newsletter for Monday, May 14, 2012 - Volume 226

From The Police Department
Released: 5/14/2012
The Lyndhurst Police Department continues to make traffic safety a priority. Recently more enforcement attention has been directed toward texting while driving, improper use of lanes, driving left of center and driving through safety zones. The lane and safety zone violations typically occur when a motorist approaches an intersection to make a left hand turn and travels through the safety zone or over the center line into the turn ...
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From The Fire Department
Released: 5/14/2012
Hydrant Flushing: The City of Lyndhurst will be conducting fire hydrant testing and flushing during the month of May. This testing is required by the Insurance Safety Office and in necessary to ensure public safety. There are over 900 hydrants in the city Fire Department crews move fast to get the testing completed in a timely manner. It is not possible to notify residents on a daily basis which streets are being flushed each ...
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From the Service Department: Ash Tree Program
Released: 5/14/2012
The City of Lyndhurst has discovered the presence of the highly destructive insect known as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). The Emerald Ash Borer is a small, metallic green, non-native invasive pest whose larvae feast on the trunks of ash trees, ultimately disrupting their ability to transport nutrients and causing the tree's eventual decline and death. Lyndhurst currently manages and maintains an inventory of ...
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From The Building Department: High Grass and Blighted Properties
Released: 5/14/2012
The City of Lyndhurst Building Department has begun their yearly sweep of the city looking for high grass and blighted properties. Each year our inspectors send out notices to property owners for high grass and or weeds above eight inches. We understand that there are many valid reasons why grass and or weeds are sometimes left uncut; broken lawnmowers, personal illness, or other unforeseen circumstances ...
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CERT Spring Ongoing Training Well Attended
Released: 5/14/2012
Lyndhurst CERT held its spring ongoing training session on Saturday April 21rst. At that meeting a Call Out review was held after our team was activated to assist primary responders at the Sherrie Park Apartment fire. The gas leak and subsequent fire extensively damaged one building. As much as $10,000,000 dollars of damage was done. On Thursday evening Lyndhurst CERT members assisted displaced apartment dwellers while they ...
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From the Community Partnership on Aging
Released: 5/14/2012
Community Partnership on Aging extends a warm welcome to residents and staff of Mayfield Village, who will be using our services for the remainder of 2012. We are excited to have the opportunity to make our great programs available to their community. Dine To Make A Difference Benefits Community Partnership On Aging. The new South Euclid Bob Evans, located at 13875 Cedar Rd., is holding a Dine to Make a Difference ...
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Euclid Creek Watershed Update Spring 2012
Released: 5/14/2012
1) Euclid Creek Watershed Council Update, 2) Friends of Euclid Creek Updates, 3) Millridge Elementary/MCHI gets grant to start Composting Pilot Program, 4) Native Plant Kit Sales, 5) Wildwood Wetland and Stream Restoration Project Update, 6) Old Highland Road potential for Neighborhood Connector Trail, 7) ATV Damage on Euclid Creek's Scarce Greenspace, 8) Euclid Creek Superstar Highlighting Virginia Aveni. There are ...
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Hillcrest Women's Club GFWC
Released: 5/14/2012
The Hillcrest Women's Club/GFWC is proud to announce its new leaders for the 2012-2013 Administration: President: Anita Zupich, First Vice President: Penny Speyer, Second Vice President: Marian Trela, Secretary: Esther White, Treasurer: Nancy Lombardo. These officers will be installed at a special Luncheon Meeting on June 2, 2012 and will take office immediately.While the Club does not have monthly ...
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Something's Cookin'at the Fountains
Released: 5/14/2012
Pete Kavalecz As the new chef at Kindred Assisted Living, the Fountains, Pete Kavalecz has one goal in mind; to prepare fresh, delicious and nutritious meals that keep residents happy. They will tell you that Pete is a welcome addition to their dining experience, and they are excited about his enthusiasm for creating tasty meals every day. One resident commented, "Pete listens and cares about the quality of our meals, it is so great to ...
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City Departments:

Building Department
Community Center
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Finance Department

Fire Department
Mayor's Office
Police Department
Service Department

City Resources:

Affiliated Websites Directory
City Calendar
City Council
Codified Ordinances
Contact Us
Meals on Wheels

News Archive (2010)
News Archive (2011)
News Archive (2012)
Newsletter Archive (2010)
Newsletter Archive (2011)
Newsletter Archive (2012)
Recycling Program
Swimming Pool

City Directory:

Joe Cicero: (440) 442-5777
City Council:
Ward 1 Council:
David Frey: (216) 381-7884
Ward 2 Council:
Joseph Gambatese: (440) 446-1955
Ward 3 Council and Vice Mayor:
Lane Schlessel: (440) 449-2416
Ward 4 Council:
Patrick Ward: (440) 646-9273
Keith C. Packard: (216) 291-8922
Joseph Marko: (440) 473-9704
Charles A. LoPresti: (440) 461-1144

Administration: (440) 442-5777
Brainard Pool: (440) 442-5844
Building Department: (440) 473-5108
Community Center: (440) 449-5011
Finance Department: (440) 442-5777
Fire Department:
(Non-Emergency): (440) 473-5139
Lyndhurst Pool: (440) 442-8469
Municipal Court: (440) 461-6500
Office On Aging: (440) 473-5138
Police Department:
(Non-Emergency): (440) 473-5116
SELREC: (216) 382-4300
Service Department: (440) 473-5100
All Life-Threatening Emergencies: 9 -1 - 1

Local Organizations Directory:

AARP Chapter #371
(216) 464-0888
American Cancer Society's
Hillcrest Area Relay For Life

Christina Eldredge
Online Chair, Health Promotions Co-Chair, Team Captain
(440) 749-4049
Paul Purdy
Income Development Coordinator, Ohio Division 10501 Euclid Ave. Cleveland, OH 44106
Office: (888) 227-6446 EXT 1208
Fax: (877) 227-2838
Sharon Bennett
Hillcrest Relay For Life, Event Chair
Home: (440) 605-0707
Office: (440) 449-2650
Mobile: (440) 823-3743
American Legion Post #104
Ed Synk, 1st Vice Commander
(440) 461-5733
Boy Scouts of America
Troy Johnson (216) 861-6060
Brush High Athletic Boosters
(216) 691-9302
Cleveland Restoration Society
Mary Ogle (216) 426-3106
Community Partnership on Aging
Stacey O'Brien, Director
(216) 291-3902
Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District
Each year hundreds of residents contact the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District regarding a host of environmental issues. For more information, please visit the Cuyahoga County Soil and Water Conservation District website at
Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District
The Solid Waste District provides valuable recycling and waste disposal information to Cuyahoga County residents, while working closely with the 59 city service departments in the county.
For more information about recycling, please visit the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District's website at
Friends of Euclid Creek
Girl Scouts of America
(216) 481-1313
Heights - Hillcrest Regional Chamber of Commerce
(216) 397-7322
Hillcrest League of Women Voters
Roz Peters (216) 932-2649
Hillcrest Rotary Club
(440) 386-8208

Hillcrest Womenís Club/GFWC
Penny Speyer (440) 449-5958
Norma Adams (440) 461-4850
Lyndhurst Auxiliary Police
Lt. Norm Alexander (440) 473-5116
Lyndhurst CERT
LaValle Dorsey, Interim Director
(440) 382-2338
Lyndhurst Dadsí Club
Larry Ault (216) 570-1977
Lyndhurst Democratic Club
Hazel Hafner (216) 382-5697
Lyndhurst Garden Club
Lillian Joliat (440) 442-5447
Lyndhurst Masonic Temple
(440) 442-9714
Lyndhurst Office on Aging
(440) 473-5138
Lyndhurst Republican Club
(440) 442-1371
Lyndhurst Swim Team (Sea Monkeys)
(440) 442-8469
Lyndhurst VFW
Al Santos Post 7536
Clay Uzell, Commander
(216) 789-4363
Bill Bagi, Senior Vice Commander
(216) 381-1248
Meetings held the 3rd Monday of each month in the Lyndhurst Community Center at 7:30 PM.
(216) 382-4300
SELREC Seniors Club
Jim Yasinow, President
(440) 460-0679
SNAPS: Special Needs Advocacy and Parent Support of South Euclid / Lyndhurst
Barb Heisler (440) 442-3856
Laurie Kowalski (440) 473-9716
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Historical Society
Esther Eich, Curator (440) 449-1997
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Kiwanis
Dan Corrigan (216) 691-1405
South Euclid-Lyndhurst PTA
(216) 691-2000
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Safety Town
(216) 691-2246
South Euclid-Lyndhurst Soccer Club
(440) 479-4488
Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services

Community Center Locations:

Lyndhurst Community Center: 1341 Parkview Drive
South Euclid Community Center: 1370 Victory Drive
Highland Heights Community Center: 5827 Highland Road