The Snow Will Lessen, The Ice Cubes Will Melt: Messages from the Sun


SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio – It pleases me to share this week’s good news. And if I forgot any: let me know! I look forward to spreading the word, yours and mine. Don’t make me wait any longer.

And Happy Valentine’s Day!

To start up. Friends of Euclid Creek is hosting its kickoff meeting for anyone interested in how environmental groups work. And the date is memorable, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on 22-02-2022. Come find out what Friends of Euclid Creek does and why. The meeting will be held at Highland Heights Community Center, 5827 Highland Road, Highland Heights, Ohio. For over 20 years, Friends of Euclid Creek has worked throughout the Euclid Creek watershed (Beachwood to Cleveland/Lake Erie) to provide environmental education and hands-on conservation efforts. Think about how to make a difference, have fun and meet people who care about the environment like you.

Please register for this event if you plan to attend: See our website for more information

The winners of the list of presidents. University of Miami students who are ranked in the top three percent of undergraduates in each division for the 2021-22 fall semester have been named to the President’s List Recognizing Academic Excellence. Miami is located in Oxford, Ohio.

Isabel Ergun of Cleveland, OH (44124) earns a BS in Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, Spanish; Nicole Kristosik of Cleveland, OH (44143) is in the process of earning a Bachelor of Arts, Certificate in Psychology, Autism Spectrum Disorders; Grace Maicki of Cleveland, OH (44118) earns a BS in Education in Elementary Education PK-5; Greyton Manne of Cleveland Heights, OH (44118) earns a Bachelor of Science in Games + Simulation; Autumn Rivers of Cleveland, OH (44124) is earning a BS in Kinesiology and Nutritional Health. Great job! Congratulations.

The deans list the distinctions. Parks, Recreation and Tourism major Abby McCartney of Highland Heights has been named to the fall 2021 Dean’s List at the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

At Baldwin Wallace University in Berea, Dean’s List winners include Nathan Velotta of Mayfield Heights, a graduate of Mayfield High School majoring in early childhood education; Jessica Wolenski of Lyndhurst, a graduate of Beaumont School with a major in history; Lexi Kumar of Cleveland (44124), a graduate of Charles F. Brush High School; Gianna Somrak of Highland Heights, a graduate of Mayfield High School majoring in psychology and creative writing; Chase Augustine of Mayfield Village, a graduate of Mayfield High School majoring in computer science and German; Anna Buhrow of Cleveland (44124), a Beaumont School graduate majoring in marketing; and Emony Harris of Richmond Heights, a communications major.

Typically, students on the Dean’s List achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale while completing a minimum of 12 credit hours (full-time load) during the semester.

Keep up your awesome work!

Gifts from the heart. This Valentine’s Day, surprise your loved one with a Bumblebee Valentine’s Day Box and support multiple northeast Ohio businesses in one fell swoop. Valentine’s Day box includes: one bottle of Cleveland Glogg (mulled wine), four Merkels Floral Studio roses, half a dozen chocolate covered strawberries, three decorated heart sugar cookies, three original brown butter cookies and three snickerdoodle brown butter cookies. The designer packaging includes a heart card. And if that’s not enough, customization is available. To order, contact Janine of Bumble Bee Baking Company at 440-487-7413 or email [email protected] The cost is $85. Orders must be placed by Thursday, February 10. Pickup is available from Lakeline, Ohio or StoneWater in Highland Heights. Delivery is available for $10.

Bumblebee Baking Co. is a Cleveland-based bakery specializing in homemade treats. A portion of all profits are donated to local charities. Located in Mentor, Ohio Merkels Floral Studio is committed to creating beautiful floral arrangements and floral gifts for all occasions. From birthday and anniversary flowers to Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day flowers, Merkels Floral Studio presents floral designs for every occasion. The Rustic Grill at StoneWater (One Club Drive, Highland Heights) serves seasonal American cuisine, with an upscale twist in a cozy atmosphere.

And look close to home when you decide to bring something special to that special someone. Many local shops and vendors offer something sweet for your sweetheart(s).

A safer winter. There are perils all year round, but some are very specific to this time of year. So be careful on the ice when walking and driving in bad weather. If you are an intrepid cyclist, be aware that some drivers may not be expecting you; wear bright colors and obey the law. If you’re a walker dressed in gray and white, add a colorful scarf or in the evening, something neon. And everyone: let the warmth of your heart and the wisdom of your mind guide you in decision making. If you see a neighbor in need, contact them. If you plow for a living, don’t solve one person’s problem by creating a unique ice sculpture punctuated with salty lozenges in someone else’s driveway apron. And to the young, muscular and full of pep: Help out with the shoveling if you can. Don’t be frozen. And, to anyone interested: Feed the birds!

Send to the sun. Your solar messages, of course. Write to [email protected]

For more news about the Hillcrest area, click Messenger of the Sun.


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