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Help Wanted — Join our Coventry Village Maintenance Crew Bob Yanega – Gateway Heights Church / Centrum Theater Celeste Cosentino – Ensemble Theatre Cleveland Freeman Ngo & Than Than – Pacific East

Help Wanted — Join our Coventry Village Maintenance Crew

January 14th, 2015 by

The Coventry Village Special Improvement District (CVSID) in the Coventry Village neighborhood of Cleveland Heights is seeking a part-time maintenance specialist (approx 30 hour per week) to join our maintenance crew.

Our ideal candidate has a positive “can-do” attitude, is responsible, reliable, familiar with the neighborhood and has basic repair and maintenance skills and experience operating maintenance related equipment.

Help us make Coventry Village a beautiful and safe place to live, work and play!

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • - Operates sidewalk plow-trucks, trimmers, sprayers, graffiti removal equipment, standard tools and other equipment in the maintenance of neighborhood right-of-ways.
  • - Performs semi-skilled, skilled, and manual labor associated with neighborhood maintenance activities.
  • - Removes weeds, trash, debris, and discarded items from public right-of-ways, sidewalks, roadways, alleys, and other public property.
  • - Maintains power tools and equipment to ensure proper and safe working conditions, and monitors for repair and replacement.
  • - Monitors alleys and streets during and following neighborhood cleanup projects, removes trash and debris left at cleanup drop-box sites following cleanups, and coordinates removal of large objects left in the right-of-way.
  • - Observes the Coventry Village neighborhood and and submits recommendations to the supervisor.
  • - Assures that all laws, ordinances, codes, rules, and regulations pertaining to neighborhood are adhered to, timelines are followed, and deadlines are met.
  • - Interacts with the public during cleanup projects and assists other City departments in cleanup activities at the direction of the CVSID maintenance supervisor

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • - Basic knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, operating procedures and equipment used in snow removal, weeding, trash, graffiti, and debris removal, including the application of painting materials and the operation of equipment used for landscape maintenance; occupational hazards and safety practices along with traffic work zone safety
  • - Good knowledge of: the Coventry Village neighborhood, businesses operating in the neighborhood and street locations

ABILITY TO:

  • - Use initiative and sound judgment within established procedural guidelines; work independently under minimal supervision; plan, organize, prioritize work, and meet critical deadlines; and provide technical assistance to others;
  • - Safely operate and maintain equipment, specialized hand and power tools, and motorized equipment used to remove weeds, trash, debris, and graffiti from public right-of-ways;
  • - Communicate effectively with individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural diverse backgrounds; handle sensitive issues, and deal constructively with conflict and develop effective resolutions; use sound judgment in handling sensitive issues;
  • - Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • - Establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and those contacted in the course of work;

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • - Must possess a valid driver’s license.
  • - Must consent to standard criminal background check

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • - Mobility sufficient to safely move in an office environment and travel to locations outside the office to work sites, including bending, stooping, sitting, kneeling, reaching, stretching, climbing, and balancing; and sufficient to enter, exit, and operate a motor vehicle.
  • - Dexterity sufficient to safely operate manual and power tools, light duty equipment and other equipment used in the course of work.
  • - Strength and stamina sufficient to safely walk, climb, and safely lift, move, and carry supplies, materials, and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds; and to load and unload equipment and materials.
  • - Endurance sufficient to safely walk, stand, and sit for extended periods, and maintain efficiency throughout the entire work shift.

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

Primary work environment is outdoors and incumbent will be required to work in adverse weather conditions with temperatures ranging from below 30 degrees to above 90 degrees. May be required to work evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Hourly salary is based on experience.

HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should email info@coventryvillage.org with prior work history, experience, contact information and cover letter of interest. Subject Line: Coventry Village Maintenance Position

Bob Yanega – Gateway Heights Church / Centrum Theater

December 24th, 2014 by

Gateway Heights Church / Centrum Theater     

2781 Coventry Road
  Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44106

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Owners: Zach Weihrauch & Bob Yanega

Established in Coventry Village: 2011
# of Staff: 9


 

Q. Tell us about Gateway Heights Church. 

Bob: Gateway Heights’ first service was on October 23rd, 2011 in the Centrum Theater. We believe that Jesus came to redeem a broken world and so we are seeking to redeem the Centrum Theater and bless our neighbors in the process. We welcome all to worship with us and we will seek to make you feel welcome.

Q. Why did you choose Coventry Village for the church?  

Bob: There is nothing like us here, and Coventry is a great, close-knit, walk-able neighborhood.

Q. What did you do before Gateway Heights Church?

Bob: I have a long history of entrepreneurship, primarily in the construction and real estate fields.

Q. Share with us something that most people don’t know about Gateway Heights Church.

Bob: We have a LOT of students, musicians and artists at our church. It is so cool to see them discovering CLE, discovering us, and finding community and fellowship with us, and many encounter faith for the first time.

Q. Where do you shop local?

Bob: Coventry Village, Larchmere, Shaker Square and the 5th Street Arcades.

Q. When you’re not working on the Centrum or the church, how do you spend your free time?

Bob: Skiing, driving fast cars, speed skating and gardening.

 


Thanks to Bob for taking the time to chat with us. Gateway Heights Church invites you to join them for their Christmas Eve service happening this evening at 6 PM in the Centrum Theater.

Check back here Monday or become a fan of our Facebook page.

Every weekday this holiday season, we’re introducing you to the independent business owners that help make Coventry Village a great place to live, work, shop, dine and play.

Happy Holidays from your friends in Coventry Village.

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Photos by Suzuran Photography. Copyright Coventry Village Special Improvement District & Suzuran Photography. 

Celeste Cosentino – Ensemble Theatre Cleveland

December 23rd, 2014 by

Ensemble Theatre Cleveland     

  2843 Washington Blvd. 
  Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

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Established in Coventry Village: 2011 (Established: 1979)

# of Staff: 6

 Celeste Cosentino, Artistic Director, is pictured next to the memorial in the theater for her mother, Lucia Colombi, founder of Ensemble Theatre Cleveland.  

 


 

Q. Tell us about Ensemble Theatre!  

A. Ensemble is housed in the former Coventry Elementary School. Ensemble Theatre is dedicated to the responsible production of works that celebrate the human spirit drawn from the rich cannon of modern American classics as well as other significant contemporary plays.

Ensemble serves greater Cleveland and the Midwest region by reintroducing the classics, examining them with new eyes, and supporting the development of new works for the American theater. The theater is committed to non-traditional casting and to providing culturally diverse programming that speaks to issues of contemporary life. Educational and outreach activities impact youth and under served populations through resident and touring performances.

Q. Why Coventry Village?  

A. Having lived for MANY years in Cleveland Hts, and having spent many of those years on Coventry, it was a no brainer. There are SOOO many great things going on in this short block. Where else would you want to go??

Q. What made you decide to take over the theatre?

A. Ensemble Theatre was founded by my mother Lucia Colombi (her photo is in the picture with me) the same year I was born. You can say that it is “in my blood” so to speak. I worked at the theatre for many years on and off in high school and after college. I moved to NYC and lived there for a few years and was applying to graduate schools there and in New England.

I was in Cleveland a lot before my mother passed. When she passed we were faced with whether we were going to stay in the city and if I was going to accept and attend grad school. Ensemble and Cleveland Heights are the major reasons we decided to stay in Cleveland. What a great time that we chose to live here. SOOO much was changing and there was so much going for the city of Cleveland in general. Once a Clevelander, always a Clevelander.

Q. Give us a few suggestions for last minute holiday gifts from Ensemble Theatre.

A. Gift Certificates, tickets packages, theatre workshop classes!

With the launch of Ensemble’s education wing in January, Ensemble Theatre presents: The Neverending Story, adapted by David S. Craig and Based upon the novel by Michael Ende. The production runs January 8th to January 18th on Thursdays & Fridays at 7pm, Saturdays at 3pm & 7pm and Sundays at 2pm. Advance tickets are available and also make a great gift.

Q. Why is shopping, dining and supporting local so important?

A. I think this is true for Ensemble and the rest of the local merchants on Coventry, you are investing in your local community and economy, while working with a very unique stores that offer truly great products! Coventry merchants offer a very diverse set of products. What CAN’T you find on Coventry??? And it’s LOCAL!

Q. Share with us a guilty pleasure.

A. Brookside Chocolate covered Goji Berries.

 


Thanks to Celeste for taking the time to chat with us. Make sure to check out Ensemble Theatre’s website for a schedule of 2015 performances.

Check back here tomorrow or become a fan of our Facebook page.

Every weekday this holiday season, we’re introducing you to the independent business owners that help make Coventry Village a great place to live, work, shop, dine and play.

Happy Holidays from your friends in Coventry Village.

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Photos by Suzuran Photography. Copyright Coventry Village Special Improvement District & Suzuran Photography. 

Freeman Ngo & Than Than – Pacific East

December 22nd, 2014 by

Pacific East Japanese Restaurant    

  1763 Coventry Road
  Cleveland Heights, Ohio 44118

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Owners: Freeman Ngo & Than Than

Established in Coventry Village: 2002

# of Staff: 20+


 

Q. Tell us about Pacific East. What do you offer? What makes your restaurant unique? 

Freeman: We are on the corner of Coventry & Mayfield Road. We offer wide range of sushi, full selection of Japanese cuisine and full scale Malaysia cuisine.

We offer the highest quality ingredients and biggest selection on a wallet friendly price. Many items you won’t see in any other restaurant.

Q. Where did you work before opening Pacific East?  

Freeman: I spent 13 years in New York as a sushi chef before opening Pacific East.

Q. Why did you choose Coventry Village?

Freeman: Lots of foot traffic and Coventry is close to Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Clinic & University Hospitals.

Q. Give us a few suggestions for unique gifts holiday shoppers can purchase at Pacific East.

Freeman: A Pacific East gift certificate (or) gift basket will make a great holiday gift. We also offer catering and sushi chefs for your party.

 


Thanks to Freeman for taking the time to talk with us. If you haven’t dined at Pacific East yet, you’re in for a treat. It’s also a great spot impress your out of town guests visiting Cleveland.

Check back here tomorrow or become a fan of our Facebook page.

Every weekday this holiday season, we’re introducing you to the independent business owners that help make Coventry Village a great place to live, work, shop, dine and play.

Happy Holidays from your friends in Coventry Village.

shop local croped imahe

Photos by Suzuran Photography. Copyright Coventry Village Special Improvement District & Suzuran Photography.