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Dana Paul Bringing Unique Housing Option to Lakewood’s Edanola Avenue

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Builder Dana Paul is at it again, bringing unique housing stock to Lakewood.

Not long removed from the successful completion of a beautiful new home in the historic Scenic Park Neighborhood, the Lakewood resident and friend of LakewoodAlive has a fresh project underway less than a half-mile from Scenic Street.

Dana Paul Edanola Avenue Project

Builder Dana Paul shows off the first level of his Edanola House Project.

Led by Paul, Prairie Stone purchased the land at 1383 Edanola Avenue last year after being selected to build a new single-family home on the property as part of the City of Lakewood’s 21st Century Housing initiative, which promotes housing stock diversity.  The home will incorporate a first level that is ADA accessible thanks to features like a first-floor master suite, wheelchair accessibility and the ability to install an entrance ramp.

“The idea is to provide a housing option that’s universally designed, meaning the first floor can be adaptable to the occupants,” said Paul, also a member of the LakewoodAlive Housing Outreach Program’s all-star volunteer group known as the ‘A Team.’  “This home can suit a lot of different family makeups and appeal to a wide range of folks.”

Since breaking ground in November, Paul has worked diligently employing his trademark craftsman building style that emphasizes handcrafted quality and keen attention to detail.  The home’s frame has risen and plumbing work has commenced.

Situated on an irregular lot with easy walkability to numerous amenities, the Edanola home will offer just under 1,800 square feet of living space with four bedrooms and five bathrooms (three full and two half).  It is expected to be completed and listed for sale by this fall.

Dana Paul Edanola Avenue Project

The downstairs level of the home at 1383 Edanola Avenue will feature a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom.

The downstairs level will feature a spacious master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, a separate half-bathroom, hardwood floors and an open-living concept for the kitchen, dining room and living room.  The washing machine and dryer will be placed on this level.

The upstairs level will include a “mini-master bedroom” with en-suite bathroom, an additional full bathroom and two more bedrooms, one of which offers a view of Lake Erie in the distance.

Other unique features of Paul’s latest project will include:

  • A finished basement with an additional half-bathroom.
  • A garage door that is eight feet tall in order to accommodate a wheelchair van.
  • Kitchen modifications, including to the sink and kitchen island, to allow for better wheelchair accessibility.

For Paul, the Edanola House Project represents an opportunity to construct a home that could someday accommodate a family that otherwise might have needed to move outside of Lakewood.  Furthermore, it is a chance for him to capitalize on a prime location.

“I was drawn to this project because of the opportunity to construct a home that follows the Universal Design guidelines, and also because this location offers easy walkable access to the Metroparks, public transportation, restaurants and other local amenities,” said Paul.

LakewoodAlive will provide further updates regarding Paul’s Edanola House Project in the coming months.

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Frequently Asked Questions About “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite”

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Secure Your Tickets Today for LakewoodAlive’s Heroic Fundraising Event on Feb. 24

Greetings, heroes and heroines.  You have good questions about Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite, and we hope to have the answers you’re seeking.

What is “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite”?
Sponsored by Cleveland Property Management Group, “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite” is a superhero-themed party that serves as a fundraiser for LakewoodAlive, a community-centered nonprofit organization.  Proceeds will support our programming as we strive to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.  Superheroes Unite is the latest version of our annual “Loving Lakewood” fundraising event held each winter.  Prior to Superheroes Unite, we most recently hosted “Loving Lakewood: Lumberjack Bash” (2017) and “Loving Lakewood: Havana Nights” (2016).

Superheroes Unite Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

When is Superheroes Unite?
Superheroes Unite takes place on Saturday, February 24, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the historic Lakewood Masonic Temple (15300 Detroit Avenue) in Downtown Lakewood.

Are tickets still available?
Yes!  Although VIP tickets have sold out, General Admission tickets remain available and can be secured here.  A $50 General Admission ticket includes unlimited food, one drink ticket, the ability to purchase a limited-edition Superheroes Unite t-shirt and access to all the superhero-inspired fun, including games, a contest and special visitors.

What should I wear?
Short answer: Whatever you want.  Superheroes Unite is intended to be casual and a costume is not required in order to attend.  If you wish to dress up, keep it simple and easy by finding something from around the house to serve as a cape.  You can also dress as someone who represents a hero in your life.  If, however, you’re feeling ambitious and wish to enter the Superhuman Costume Contest, then costume props ranging from masks to tights to boots are certainly appropriate.

Where should I park?
Free parking will be available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.  Additional free parking can be found at several Downtown Lakewood parking lots in close proximity.  Guests are encouraged to take advantage of ride sharing or public transportation if possible.

Superheroes Unite Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

Superheroes Unite takes place on February 24 at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.

What should I expect when I arrive?
Expect to have fun!  Superheroes Unite will feature superhero-themed food, drinks, décor and entertainment.  There will be music, games, a cash bar and an awards presentation to honor four very deserving honorees.  Be ready to dance and have a heroically great time.

Why Superheroes?
Much like heroes, LakewoodAlive represents ordinary people who work with the wonderful residents of Lakewood to accomplish extraordinary feats.

Learn more and secure your tickets to Superheroes Unite by visiting LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

About LakewoodAlive
Not all heroes wear capes.  At LakewoodAlive we don’t possess superhuman powers, yet we strive to serve a heroic role in the lives of Lakewood residents in need through our Housing Outreach Program.  Our villain is anything that stands in the way of community vibrancy.  The 5.5 square miles comprising Lakewood is our Gotham City, and we take our duties very seriously.  In the immortal words of Wolverine, we aim to be “the best there is at what we do.”

“Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite” is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor
Cleveland Property Management Group

Platinum Sponsors
First Federal Lakewood
OnPoint

Gold Sponsors
Citizens Bank
Cleveland Home Title
Third Federal Savings & Loan

Silver Sponsors
CLEAResult
Cox Communications
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
Erie Design
Geiger’s
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Jen Hearn Photography
Lakewood Masonic Temple
Lanter Legal
Lion and Blue
NetworkinGuys
Regency Construction Services
Ride + Workout
Rockport Wealth Advisors
Scalish Construction
Slife Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Sentry Protection Products

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

Neighborhood Sponsor
Cindy & Tim Friedmann

LakewoodAlive Kicks Off 2018 “Knowing Your Home” Series with Two March Workshops

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“Creating A Sound Investment” on March 8; “All About Fireplaces” on March 15

Ready to think spring and tackle home improvement projects?  We’re here to help.  LakewoodAlive will commence the fifth season of its popular “Knowing Your Home” home maintenance educational series by hosting a pair of useful workshops during March.

Two March Workshops

“Creating A Sound Investment” takes place on March 8 at The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood.

Knowing Your Home: Creating A Sound Investment” takes place on Thursday, March 8, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Bottlehouse Brewery Lakewood (13368 Madison Avenue in Lakewood) and “Knowing Your Home: All About Fireplaces” takes place on Thursday, March 15, from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Hearth Shop (27303 Center Ridge Road in Westlake).  As always, both workshops are free and open to the public.

The kickoff workshop for 2018 will feature a panel discussion focused on the process of undertaking larger home improvement projects.  “Creating A Sound Investment” aims to equip homeowners with knowledge and confidence to succeed with taking on a major project.  Panelists will share wisdom and insights to make the construction process more streamlined and effective, saving you time and money.

Moderated by Ian Andrews, Executive Director of LakewoodAlive, the panel of experts for “Creating A Sound Investment” consists of:

  • Dana Paul, Prairie Stone
  • Vince Valentino, Cleveland Lumber Company
  • Chuck McGettrick, Architects C.A. McGettrick, Inc.
  • Bill Gaydos, William J. Gaydos & Associates, LLC

To reserve your free spot for “Creating A Sound Investment,” click here or call 216-521-0655. 

Two March Workshops

“All About Fireplaces” takes place on March 15 at The Hearth Shop.

New to the “Knowing Your Home” lineup, “All About Fireplaces” seeks to address everything you need to know about your fireplace.  For many homeowners with older homes, the fireplace can represent both a source of comfort and an enigma.

Led by our friends at The Hearth Shop, this presentation will cover a wide range of topics including:

  • How to ensure your fireplace is working safely
  • How a fireplace system works
  • Proper fireplace maintenance
  • Upgrading or converting your fireplace
  • Options for installing a new fireplace

To reserve your free spot for “All About Fireplaces,” click here or call 216-521-0655. 

Now in its fifth year, LakewoodAlive’s “Knowing Your Home” series draws hundreds of attendees annually.  Visit LakewoodAlive.org/KnowingYourHome to learn more.  Our workshop series is generously supported by: Citizens Bank, City of Lakewood, Cleveland Lumber Company, First Federal Lakewood, Remax Beyond 2000 and Third Federal Savings & Loan.

In lieu of charging for these events, we are asking participants to consider either making a donation to LakewoodAlive or bringing canned foods or other non-perishable items for donation to the Lakewood Community Services Center.  We appreciate your support.

“Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite” to Feature Superhuman Costume Contest

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Assume Your Alter Ego for LakewoodAlive’s Heroic Fundraising Event on February 24

Like Clark Kent emerging from a phone booth with a new superhuman identity, heroes and heroines are encouraged to dress for success when attending Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite.

Superhuman Costume Contest

LakewoodAlive announces the Superhuman Costume Contest as a centerpiece of its fundraising event taking place on Saturday, February 24, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Lakewood Masonic Temple.  Sponsored by Cleveland Property Management Group, Superheroes Unite invites guests to assume their secret identities and support LakewoodAlive while enjoying a heroically great time in a historic Downtown Lakewood venue.  This limited-capacity event is expected to sell out, so secure your tickets today by visiting LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

Superheroes Unite guests are requested to dress the part of their heroic alter egos by using costume props ranging from capes and masks to tights and boots, and by adopting personas marked by altruistic attitudes and benevolent bravery.  The Superhuman Costume Contest will award prizes to the top female and male in the following three categories:

  • Most Creative Conqueror: Awarded to the guests sporting the most creatively original superhero costume.
  • Most Authentic Ace: Awarded to the guests dressed in garb that most resembles a bona fide superhero.
  • Most Gallant Group: Awarded to a pair of guests who form the most compelling dynamic superhero duo.

Superhuman Costume Contest

Guest judges will help determine the winners for each category of the Superhuman Costume Contest.

Superheroes Unite will feature superhero-themed food, drinks, décor and entertainment.  Attendees will be flying high to consume festive foods from the “Truth, Justice and the Lakewood Way” food stations, sample a “Superman’s Cape” cocktail, enjoy music and partake in games and activities fit for a true superhero.

Proceeds from Superheroes Unite will support LakewoodAlive’s programming as we strive to foster and sustain vibrant neighborhoods in Lakewood.  Much like heroes, LakewoodAlive represents ordinary people who work with the wonderful residents of Lakewood to accomplish extraordinary feats.

More details regarding Superheroes Unite will be unveiled in the coming weeks.  For ongoing updates, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/Superhero.

 About LakewoodAlive 

Not all heroes wear capes.  At LakewoodAlive we don’t possess superhuman powers, yet we strive to serve a heroic role in the lives of Lakewood residents in need through our Housing Outreach Program.  Our villain is anything that stands in the way of community vibrancy.  The 5.5 square miles comprising Lakewood is our Gotham City, and we take our duties very seriously.  In the immortal words of Wolverine, we aim to be “the best there is at what we do.”

Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite is generously supported by the following sponsors:

Title Sponsor
Cleveland Property Management Group

Platinum Sponsors
First Federal Lakewood
OnPoint

Gold Sponsors
Citizens Bank
Cleveland Home Title
Third Federal Savings & Loan

Silver Sponsors
CLEAResult
Cox Communications
Eric Lowrey, Berkshire Hathaway/Lucien Realty
Erie Design
Geiger’s
Heidelberg Distributing Company
Jen Hearn Photography
Lakewood Masonic Temple
Lanter Legal
Lion and Blue
NetworkinGuys
Regency Construction Services
Ride + Workout
Rockport Wealth Advisors
Scalish Construction
Slife Heating & Cooling, Inc.
Sentry Protection Products

Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg

Neighborhood Sponsor
Cindy & Tim Friedmann

LakewoodAlive, ESOP Join Forces to Offer Free Tax Preparation on March 3

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Call 211 Today to Schedule Your “Super Saturday” Appointment

LakewoodAlive has teamed with Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) to offer free tax preparation and filing to working low-income families and individuals on Saturday, March 3.  “Super Saturday” takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Harrison Elementary School in Lakewood’s Historic Birdtown Neighborhood (2080 Quail Street).

LakewoodAlive Super Saturday Tax Preparation

Super Saturday takes place on March 3 at Harrison Elementary School.

Call 211 today to schedule your appointment to have your taxes done for free by one of ESOP’s certified tax preparers.  Walk-ins are welcome but will be seen after all scheduled appointments.

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Program provides free tax preparation to working low-income individuals and families by trained, certified volunteers through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program.  Tax preparers will help participants receive their full income tax refund – as much as $6,318 in refund monies utilizing electronic filing and direct deposit.

Tax Credit Eligibility Guidelines for Tax Year 2017:

  • Families with three or more qualifying children who earned less than $48,340 in 2017 (or less than $53,930 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $6,318.
  • Families with two qualifying children who earned less than $45,007 in 2017 (or less than $50,597 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $5,616.
  • Families with one qualifying child who earned less than $39,617 in 2017 (or less than $45,207 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit of up to $3,400.
  • Individuals who do not have a qualifying child, but are between the ages of 25 and 64, with earned income of less than $15,010 in 2017 (or less than $20,600 for married filing jointly) are eligible for a credit up to $510.

Participants should bring the following items on March 3: IRS 2017 W2s and 1099s, Social Security Cards for all family members, government-issued photo of each person signing the return, childcare expense statement including the provider’s Tax ID number, bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of refund and Form 1099-INT for any checking or savings interest.

For more information, please visit LakewoodAlive.org/events or contact Allison Urbanek, LakewoodAlive’s Housing Outreach Director, at 216-521-0655.

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