Pop Up Stores at Cedar Fairmount on Thursday, December 7th

Pop Up Stores at Cedar Fairmount on Thursday, December 7th

Thursday, December 7th from 5 pm – 8 pm three Cedar Fairmount Businesses will host Pop Up Stores.  They are Appletree Books, Reflections Interior Designs, Pavilion Home & Floral and Luna Bakery Cafe.

Shops: At Appletree Books:  Artifacet (hancrafted jewelry), BJ Fallon  (handmade glass beads and jewelry, Cottage Chocolates (handmade chocolattes), GG Handknits * HF Designs (botanicals and flowers)   Le Crackers (locally baked crackers), Pat Kresty Scarves * Small Batch Jam, Script One Four (fine art and lettering)  At Luna Bakery Cafe:  Murray Hill Bolt & Spool, Bidwell Designs, Plum City Designs.  At Pavilion Home & Floral:  Andrew Thomas Floral Design, Re-Collection Vintage & Designer Clothing, Michelle Ross Jewelry, Angela Strach-Gotthardt, Secret Tea Society.  At Reflections Interior Designs: SRP Glass (glass), Ridic Relics, Ryan Thompson (industrial, reclaimed pieces), Madelaine Mavec (leather bags, scarves, Little Birdie Design Studio (knit scarves, bags).

Cedar Fairmount eating and drinking establishments will be open to enjoy a snack, dinner, or liquid refreshments after you shop.  Cedar Fairmount’s locally owned businesses offer special items for your gift giving.

At Pavilion Home & Floral on December 7th from 5 – 8 pm.

Cedar Fairmount News Update

Cedar Fairmount News Update

Cedar Fairmount’s Streetscape Renovation is finally complete.  There are a few little projects to be completed. When Odot signs off on the project, trees will replace the small shrubs along Heights Center Building, and Chase Bank.( Probably in the Spring.) An RTA Bus Terminal will be installed soon. The Postal Boxes are slated for installation.    The new flower beds will also be evaluated and improved. Because of the gas line replacement, water main breaks, paving of Cedar Road, the project took longer than anticipated. Thank you for your patience during the construction. 

 The 2017 Cedar Fairmount Festival drew a large crowd with its new format, and later October date.  Thank you to those who made monetary and personal contributions to create a fun day for the community.  Thank you to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for their $4000.00 grant.  Whipples the Balloon Clown did over 500 balloons.  The response from those who attended and those who participated was very positive.  Thank you to all who were involved!!!  Students from John Carroll did a video for a school project.  It is posted on line on the Cedar Fairmount website or youtube.com Film Project 3. On February 13, 2017, Cedar Fairmount received a $4000 matching grant for the year 2018.

Holiday Greens have been placed in all the flower boxes along Cedar and Fairmount Boulevard by Budding Artists.  Wreaths have been placed on the garden traffic island to create a festive atmosphere for shoppers.  Merchants will be hosting Small Business Saturday,  November 24th.  Cedar Fairmount merchants are stocked with new items ideal for gift giving.  Several have invited outside vendors to share their space. 

Cedar Fairmount Holiday Mart on December 2, has been canceled due to lack of participants.   There will be a  Holiday Market Pop Up Stores will be on Thursday, December 7 from 5 – 8 pm.  Participating stores with vendors will be Appletree Books, Luna Bakery Café, Pavilion Home & Floral, and Reflections Interior Design.

We say a sad goodbye to Eleanor Wilkins, owner of Cedar Fairmount Antiques.  After 45 plus years in business, she has decided to retire.  She will be missed.  Her space has been rented byStill Point Gallery.  The gallery will open in February.  It is a gallery that will offer quality original art and unique collectibles.  Watch for more information from their windows.  Cedar Fairmount is pleased to have them join the fine merchants and restaurants in the district.

 

 

A.T. WILSON, POSTAL CARRIER HONORED FOR HIS 60 YEARS OF SERVICE.

A.T. WILSON, POSTAL CARRIER HONORED FOR HIS 60 YEARS OF SERVICE.

 

The Cedar Fairmount Business area is fortunate to have A.T. (Teddy) Wilson delivering mail to businesses and professionals in their district.  He is the longest active letter carrier at age 80.  e HHe was honored by the US Postal Service on Friday, November 17th as being the longest existing carrier in the United States.  He was presented with a 60 year pin and a table clock inscribed, “Thank You for Your 60 Years of Service”.  His fellow worker had a buffet and reception for Teddy.  Over 200 people honored him, including current, former postal employees and managers..  Les Wolf, his present manager asked him how many managers he had. Teddy replied, I don’t know, but now you are number 1”.

Teddy’s tireless effort, attention to details (no one gets the wrong mail), and cheerfulness brightens everyone’s days.  He has delivered mail in Cleveland Heights since 1980, but has a much longer history with the postal service.

After graduating from high school at the age of 18, his father advised him to get a job working as a postal worker.  Teddy, he said, “The US Postal Service pays well, there will not be layoffs, you will be doing a service, and there is decent retirement.”  Now, Teddy, says he appreciated the Lord allowing him to be healthy and work daily.  He has no plans to retire.

Teddy started out as a “cub” working inside sorting mail, then as a clerk, and finally as a postal carrier.   He has delivered mail in Shaker Heights, Bratenahl, and Cleveland Heights.   Many times he has been offered management positions, but has refused.  He did not wish to be involved with the politics that come into play as a manager.

Teddy, says the best part of his job is relating to people and those he serves. He is genuinely concerned for those he delivers mail to.  He related how one time he found 2 days of mail at a house on Grandview.  He knew an elderly woman lived alone in the house.  He looked in the window and saw her lying on the floor.   His quick response for help brought her medical attention.  As he says, “I look out for my people”.  “Once you decide you are a server, you look for opportunities to help. “  Les Wolf, his manager said, “He is committed and dedicated and deserves all the recognition and respect he gets”.

Teddy is active in the, National Association of Letter Carriers, (NALC), and passionate about protecting letter carriers and their contract.

Teddy is married to Ardeila and has two daughters, Paula and Angela.  He says one is blessed to have daughters, as girls always love Daddy.

Cedar Fairmount and Cleveland Heights is fortunate to have Teddy Wilson as its mail carrier and in our lives.  At 80 he definitely as an extraordinary letter carrier!

 

Cedar Fairmount November News

Cedar Fairmount’s Streetscape Renovation is finally complete.  There are a few little projects to be completed. When Odot signs off on the project, trees will replace the small shrubs along Heights Center Building, and Chase Bank.( Probably in the Spring.) An RTA Bus Terminal will be installed soon. The Postal Boxes are slated for installation.    The new flower beds will also be evaluated and improved. Because of the gas line replacement, water main breaks, paving of Cedar Road, the project took longer than anticipated. Thank you for your patience during the construction. 

The 2017 Cedar Fairmount Festival drew a large crowd with its new format, and later October date.  Thank you to those who made monetary and personal contributions to create a fun day for the community.  Thank you to Cuyahoga Arts & Culture for their $4000.00 grant.  Whipples, the Balloon Clown did over 500 balloons.  The response from those who attended and those who participated was very positive.  Thank you to all who were involved!!!  Students from John Carroll did a video for a school project.  It is posted on line on the Cedar Fairmount website or youtube.com Film Project 33   On February 13, 2017, Cedar Fairmount received a $4000 matching grant for the year 2018.

 Holiday Greens and Decorations:   Greens are being placed in the sidewalk planters starting November 14 th.  by Budding Artists. Store front windows should be decorated and trimmed with lights. Windows trimmed in lights adds a festive look to the district.

Cedar Fairmount Holiday Mart on December 2, has been canceled due to lack of participants.  We thank Montlack Realty for co-sponsoring this with Cedar Fairmount.

Holiday Market Pop Up Stores will be on Thursday, December 7 from 5 – 8 pm.  Participating stores with vendors will be Appletree Books, Luna Bakery Café, Pavilion Home & Floral, and Reflections Interior Design.

We say a sad goodbye to Eleanor Wilkins, owner of Cedar Fairmount Antiques.  After 45 plus years in business, she has decided to retire.  She will be missed.  Her space has been rented.  The new owners will appear in February.  They are a gallery that will offer quality original art and unique collectibles.  Watch for more information from their windows.

The Cedar Fairmount Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday, December 12th at the Fairmount at 9:00 am.  This is open to the public.  Jake Orroz will have a continental breakfast.

Kaye Lowe, Executive Director

 

 

 

 

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