Appletree Books Announces February Events

Appletree Books Announces February Events

Appletree Books, an independent book store in Cedar Fairmount, announces February events.   Their store hours are:  Tuesday – Wednesday, 10 am – 6pm, Thursday – Friday, 10 am – 8 pm.  Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.  Closed Monday and Sunday.  The store’s windows will spotlight the important word done by “Seeds of Literacy to address literacy in Cleveland.

Thurs., Feb. 2 – Sat., Feb. 25:
Photography exhibit by internationally published
travel photographer Alex ShalandFri., Feb. 3, 6-8pm:
Meet the Artist: join us for prosecco and cheese
with photographer Alex ShalandThurs., Feb. 9, 6-8pm:
Reception with Seeds of Literacy staff to
celebrate their efforts to grow adult literacy in our areaFri., Feb. 10, 6-7:30pm:
Discussion with writer and personal historian
Sarah Kappus Peck on “Telling Your Story”Mon., Feb. 13, 7-9pm:
Books in a Bar: Southern Writers
Join Appletree staff member Paul Ryland
at Nighttown for a discussion of
Jesmyn Ward’s novel Salvage the BonesThurs., Feb. 16, 6:30-8pm:
Meet the Author: Photographer Lauren Pacini discusses and signs copies of Preserving the Shaker Parklands: The Story of the Nature Center
at Shaker Lakes
(Artography Press)
Presentation begins at 7pm


One School, One Book News

One School, One Book News

 One School, One Book is a literacy program that encourages and enables reading at home, and build literacy skills.  Roxboro Elementary School, in partnership with the Roxboro Elementary School PTA will embark on the first One School, One Book program January 23 – February 9, 2017.
The students, teachers, administrators, aides, lunch aides, crossing guards, secretaries, custodial stall-each and every employee at Roxboro will read the same book, on the same reading schedule during the program.  They will read “Kenny and the Dragon” by Tony DiTerizzi.
Students parents, and staff will read the book each night, and participate in trivia, crafts, games, and analysis of the book during the school day.
From January 30 – February 8th, the Roxboro Elementary PTA will co-ordinate a Scavenger Hunt through the Cedar Fairmount and Coventry business districts. Students will receive a “passport” booklet to be stamped at each Scavenger Hunt location.  Students with completed passports can win prizes.  The participating businesses will need to “hide” their Scavenger Hunt item out of reach, but somewhere in their business or students to find.
Participating Cedar Fairmount merchants include:  Zoss the Swiss Baker, Apple Tree Books, Ten Thousand Villages, Buffalo Wild Wings, Cl Barber, Liquid Planet, and The Fairmount as either locations for the Scavenger Hunt or donating prizes.
The Scavenger Hunt will finish on February 8th.   Buffalo Wild Wings is sponsoring “Rox Eats”  for One School, One Book  all day February 4th.  A percentage of the check will be  donated to the PTA.

Mark your calendars for:

*Literacy Night, Jan. 26 at 6 p.m.
*Scavenger Hunt, Jan. 30-Feb. 8.
*Rox Eats for One School, One Book, Feb. 4 (all day) at Buffalo Wild Wings

Minutes of December Cedar Fairmount SID Trustee Meeting

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sal Russo, Sr. called the meeting to order.  Present:  Lynn Quintrell, Appletree Books; Kari Moore, Farm Share Ohio; Brian Anderson, Tim Boland, Susanna Nierman O’Neil, Mary Dunbar, City of Cleveland Heights; Don King, Buckingham Condominiums; Sal Russo, Sr. Cedar Grandview Building; Cheryl Davis, Fifth Third Bank; Brendan Ring, Nighttown Restaurant; Dick Andrews, Buffalo Wild Wings; Michelle Ross, Pavilion Home & Floral; Lee Cavender, Heights Center Building; Vince Pangle, Cedar Fairmount LLC; Rex Beck, Cleveland Heights Church; Kaye Lowe, Executive Director

Secretary Report: Lee Cavender polled members present concerning the October minutes which were posted on the website and electronically sent to trustees.   Mary Dunbar moved we accept the minutes.  Cheryl Davis seconded.

The treasury report was given.  With all bills paid through December 8, 2016 the balance is $46,902.78.

The bill for the holiday green has not been received.   Cedar Fairmount is ending the year quite well.  Monies have been allocated for some items for the upcoming streetscape project.  Lee Cavender moved we accept the treasury report.   Rex Beck seconded.

Reports; City of Cleveland Heights:

2017 Streetscape Update:

Susanna Nierman O’Neil reported the City received seven bids for the Cedar Fairmount Streetscape Project.   Perk Builders of Cleveland came in underbid.  The city is awarding them the contract. The city has worked with them in the past.  Perk will both repave Cedar Road and complete the Cedar Fairmount Streetscape Improvements.   In two weeks there will be pre-construction meetings with the City of Cleveland Heights personnel, Perk and Osborne Engineering.   In late January a pre-construction meeting will be held with Cedar Fairmount trustees, city of Cleveland Height personnel, and Perk.  A time line will be developed, renderings will be prepared and questions addressed.   Weather permitting, the project will start in February.  The City will create a website for the Cedar Fairmount project, continually updating with the latest information. A parking map will be created for the website, and signage will be continually positioned to assist motorists during each phase.  Anyone can email the city, if they think the signage is incorrect.  Work on the multipurpose path down Cedar Road will start as early as next week.  There will be free parking at Cedar Fairmount on the surface lots, parking garage and meters on weekends during construction.

Tim Boland, Economic Development Director reported the City of Cleveland Heights has authorized his applying for the Green Building Initiative Grant.  If the grant is received it would be a matching grant up to $5000 on eligible projects in 2017.   At the October Trustee meeting several building owners thought the grant could be used for upcoming projects.

Top of the Hill Development Update:   The City of Cleveland Heights is working on a letter of intent.  Cleveland Heights has hired Tucker Ellis to negotiate the letter of intent with Fairmount Properties  The letter will set the stage for a development agreement with specifics.  The letter is the foundation to move the project forward.  It should be complete in January.  Then the development agreement will be crafted. Following will be public meetings to get the neighbors input and specific designs, which will need to be rendered and approved by the city.  Construction will likely take 16-24 months.  Brendan Ring announced Mr. Randy Ruttenberg, Fairmount Properties, will be meeting with the Chestnut Hill property owners to learn more of the project on January 17th at Nighttown.  If any other neighborhood group wishes to meet with the Fairmount Properties, contact Brendan, who will facilitate a meeting.

Other Economic Developments:  Brian Anderson is working to fill existing vacancies throughout the city.

 Old Business:

One School, One Book:  Roxboro Elementary PTA is asking for businesses to participate in a Scavenger Hunt between Jan. 30 – Feb.7 that is related to the book the children, parents, and teachers are reading.   A symbol from the story would be placed in each participating store for the children to find.   Prizes will be given out at the end.  Merchants are also asked to consider donating a prize.  Please see Kaye to participate.

RoxEl PTA would like to do a Rox Eats at Cedar Fairmount on a day of the Scavenger Hunt.  They asked if Buffalo Wild Wings would host a Rox Eats and donate a portion of the checks to the PTA.  Richard Andrews said his Sports Bar would be pleased to do so.   Kaye will co-ordinate the event with Alex Graves and Clare Taft of RoxEl PTA.

Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Grant:   Kaye reported Cedar Fairmount received a $4,000.00 matching grant for the Summer Festival.  This will be the 16th year for the festival.  A committee is being formed to plan an event with changes from the previous format.  Volunteers are needed.  Contact Kaye at  The 2017 festival will be on Sunday, August 13th starting at noon.

New Business:

Office Phone:  Our phone is more than 10 years old and is not working properly.  Kaye asked to be authorized to purchase a new phone for $100 or less.  Lee moved to have Kaye purchase a new phone for not more than $100.00.  Sal seconded.  Motion carried.

 Streetscape Marketing Committee:   Brendan Ring will head the committee to work on signage and projects to draw business to the area.  He will host a meeting on Tuesday, December 20th at 9 am.

Reaching Heights Request:   Cedar Fairmount received a request from nonprofit Reaching Heights to support their 2016 Annual Fund.  Discussion followed.  Lee Cavender motioned we donate $100.00.  Sal Sr. seconded.  Motion carried.

Edible Cleveland Magazine:   Cedar Fairmount has negotiated a rate for CF businesses to have one third of a page in Edible Cleveland, a free quarterly magazine.  CF’s cost is $216.00 each quarter, and the same for the four other advertisers included on the third of a page.  Kaye asked if we wished to continue supporting CF merchants by advertising with them.  We renew the contract in 2017.   Discussion followed.   It was decided to continue, try to have more advertisers, and increase the size of the ad.

(This was discussed after some board members left, but we had enough trustees for a vote.)

Benefit for Alicia Marotta Linihan (owner of Marotta Restaurant who died suddenly at age 43 of a heart attack):  A benfit is being planned for January 22nd from 4 – 7 pm at Nighttown.  Tickets of $50.00 each will be purchased on line at Nighttown.   Discussion followed.  Brendan Ring motioned Cedar Fairmount donate $400.00 to a scholarship fund for the Linihan children.  Susanna Nierman O’Neil seconded the motion.  Motion carried.

Meeting was adjourned at 10:30


Recorder:  Kaye Lowe

Holiday Pop Up Shops at Cedar Fairmount – December 8th

Holiday Pop Up Shops at Cedar Fairmount – December 8th

Appletree Books
Pop-Up Holiday Market
Thursday, December 8, 5-8pm
Appletree is hosting a pop-up holiday market
with six Northeast Ohio artisans:
Hand-forged, high-quality steel knives and wares by
Laevi Susman.Hand-stitched notecards and quilted home goods fromPaddy Wacks and Paint by Marcia Vozar.

Letterpress cards and goods from
oddball press.

Boxed sets of hand-dipped chocolates from
Cottage Chocolates.

Prints and cards from illustrator
Jamey Christoph.

Whole grain, wild yeast sourdough
crackers and Ohio cheeses from
Le Cracker.

Find unique holiday gifts and
join us for prosecco and cheese!

Spend the rest of your evening
exploring pop-up holiday shops at
three of our neighbors:
Luna Bakery Cafe
2482 Fairmount Blvd.Featuring:
Bidwell Designs
Murray Hill Bolt & Spool
unique fabrics and notions
Plum City Designs
hand-lettered and -drawn cards, stationary, & art
Pavilion Home & Floral
12433 Cedar Rd.Featuring:
re: Collection
vintage clothing and designer resale
Ronnie Pyles
Ten Thousand Villages
12425 Cedar Rd.Featuring:
Equal Exchange
coffee, tea, & chocolate
Canaan Fair Trade
fair trade olive oil and other foods

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