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Read the March 2019 Lomond Neighborhood Newsletter

It’s almost Spring — so celebrate with some good news from the neighborhood.

Click here to read this issue, which includes:

  • Lomond Heroes repair favorite Lomond School bench
  • Adults Game Night at the VAD Market Hall, March 29
  • Free smoke detectors still available from SHFD
  • Lomond Greeters welcome 50+ new residents
  • Plus, 3rd Annual Egg Hunt, State of the City forum, fitness classes at Verb Ballet and more

Read the November Newsletter

The November Newsletter is here.  Just click this link!

In this issue:
· Lomond Wine Social Raises over $550 for Lomond School
· Little Free Library upgrade — your neighbors (and dues!) at work
· In memoriam: Ruth Blumenthal, Association founder passes away.
· Where can I recycle grocery bags? When will they pick up my leaves?

Read the October Newsletter

Happy October!
Please enjoy this month’s Lomond Association Newsletter. In this issue:
Lomond Wine Social Saturday, October 20
Mayoral Candidates Thursday, October 25
Pumpkin Affair and an October full of Shaker events
And more!

To read more, click here.

Read the September Lomond Newsletter

Happy September. Check out the Lomond Newsletter to see what’s happening. Just click here

In this issue:

  • Fall Fitness programs in the neighborhood
  • Fall Social October 20
  • Lomond Garden Club wins $5000 grant
  • Save money. Learn tuckpointing!
  • Household waste round-up date

Have news? Email Lynn Lilly at

Read the August 2018 newsletter

Happy August! Check out the Lomond Newsletter to see what’s happening.

Click here for this issue, which includes:

  • Lomond Movie Night, August 17, 7 pm, Lomond School lawn
  • Recap of the Van Aken District update
  • Photos! Ice Cream Social fun
  • Recycling Basics
  • Shop Heinen’s. Help Lomond School!
  • FYI calendar — upcoming events

Have news? Email Lynn Lilly at

Read the July Newsletter

Happy July!  See what’s going on in Lomond, including:

  • Ice Cream Social July 14, 2-4
  • Recap of the Public Safety Forum with SHPD Chief DeMuth
  • Concert at Gridley Triangle — photos!
  • Free bootcamp, yoga and art classes from Shaker Rec
  • And more. Click the link and read on!


Read the May Newsletter

Welcome Spring.  See what’s going on in Lomond.  In this issue:

  • Neighborhood Clean-Up Day, this Saturday
  • Help build the Lomond Memorial Day float
  • Laps for Lomond
  • Photos of Lomond in bloom and Dinner with Harriet
  • And more…Click the link to read on!


Your Neighbor: Harriet Allen

Harriet Allen is an active member of the Lomond Association. She is a reporter for the newsletter and heads the “Gift Ad Hoc Committee” appointed to celebrate the Association’s 50th by giving gifts to the community and those who serve it. The next Association gift will be 52 bike helmets for Lomond School children who have bikes but no helmets. Harriett founded the organization “Caps for Kids” which is mentioned in the interview. The knitters in her group have kept many children’s heads warm for a number of winters. In addition, Harriett volunteers at Hope Lodge in Cleveland.

Below is a video interview with Harriet from Fox 8 news.

Your Neighbors: The Johnsons

P1040055Let’s meet the Johnson family. They came to the Lomond community because of the diversity and the wonderful school system. Emhonta Johnson is the father of this family. He was born in Akron, Ohio. Emhonta has a Ph.D. in molecular biology. He is a professor at the Tri-C Western Campus where he teaches microbiology and biochemistry. His favorite subject in school was genetics. Emhonta is on the board of the Cleveland Philharmonic and the Arc of Greater Cleveland.

Sabrina Johnson is the mother of the family. She was born in Toledo, Ohio. Sabrina has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education administration. She is a Facility Manager of the Summit Board of Developmental Disabilities. Her favorite subject in school was human development. Sabrina is the troop leader of Girl Scout troop 1967.

Ja’el Johnson is the oldest child. He was born in Columbus, Ohio. Ja’el is 15years old and attends the Shaker Heights High School. His favorite subject is English. Ja’el wants to be an Athletics Manager and a Sports Medicine Doctor when he grows up. Ja’el is in the orchestra and plays the violin. He also enjoys basketball and baseball.

Elijah is the middle child. He is 14 and attends Gahana Lincoln High School. Elijah’s favorite subject is language arts. He runs cross country for the Gahana Lions.

Jacqueline Johnson is the youngest child and the only girl. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska and attends Woodbury. Jacqueline Johnson is 11 years old and her favorite subject is math. When she grows up she wants to fill the shoes of her father and get a Ph.D. in biology. She is in Girl Scout troop 1967 and would love if you all buy her cookies. She enjoys basketball.

Emhonta likes to take the family bowling, skating, and likes to watch anime. He also takes the neighborhood boys to dodge ball at Gridley Park and also paintballing. The family has a dog named Zaraki Johnson. He loves hugs and kisses and also squeaky toys. He enjoys watching movies and running around and sleeping.

By Jacqueline Johnson (age 11)

Know Your Neighbors Series Continued…

Pam and John Addison and their Children

addison-familyWith a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Pathology from Iowa State University in Ames, Des Moines native Pam (not yet Addison) moved to Cleveland to do graduate work at Cleveland State University. She had seen John Addison at educational events in Cleveland, but did not know him until he consulted the City of Cleveland Central Tax Collection Agency, where Pam helped him straighten out his taxes. From this unusual introductory encounter they got to know each other very well. On August 3rd they celebrated their twenty-ninth wedding anniversary.

John, who grew up in the Fairfax neighborhood of Cleveland, began his career in education teaching English at the Patrick Henry Junior High School in Cleveland and later Social Studies at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Junior High School. He was chosen to be the Director of “The Street Academy” for the Greater Cleveland Urban League. The Street Academy program helped school dropouts complete High School and prepare for college. This program was later taken over by the Cleveland Public School system.

John came to Shaker Heights to lead “Push Excel” at Shaker Heights High. This program, operated by the national Push Excel and the Shaker Heights School system, involved parents and the community in encouraging African-American students’ academic aspirations and achievement. When Dr. Peter Horoschak became SH School Superintendent, he made John his Administrative Assistant. During a career of more than thirty years in Shaker John also served as Assistant Principal at Woodbury, at the High School, Principal at the Lomond School twice, Interim Principal at the Boulevard School and at the Malvern School in its last year of operation.

addison-family2After retiring, John, whose volunteer activities had led him deep into Cleveland life and especially into meeting the needs of his church community, became an ordained Deacon of the Antioch Baptist Church this past July. John belongs to the “Bolton Buddies,” a group helping grandparents who foster their grandchildren. It tutors children and lends assistance in various ways to these families. Antioch is helping the Fairfax CDC develop and sustain a library and garden at the Langston Hughes’ home on 86th St. between Quincy and Cedar. Skilled in doing plaster work, dry wall repair and painting, John lent his talents to the restoration of “Mary’s House” on E 79th St., a place where women facing challenges can receive advice and resources. Eventually Antioch plans to renovate houses in Fairfax and undoubtedly John will take part in this project. As a Deacon, John keeps in communication with people who need spiritual counseling. He shepherds the elderly and shut-ins and he teaches Sunday school to six lively children from six to eight years of age.

John is involved with the NAACP’s ACTSO program, which encourages talented African-American students with a broad range of talents to develop and utilize their gifts. As a member of the Lomond Association, he has served as Vice President for Community Affairs and has been involved in exploring possible programs which might help Shaker youth in need of out-of-school programming. He is presently serving in an advisory capacity for the “Youth Center” and is on the Board of “Impact,” the after-school program for Middle School children at the First Unitarian Church. John is especially happy about his role as Treasurer for the “Ebony Bobcats”, the alumni group of his alma mater, Ohio University. In three years it has raised $38,000 toward a goal of $300,000 for the President Rod McDavis Urban Scholars Endowment Fund. This scholarship will support an African-American student for four years of college. The University has recently joined this group in raising money to endow this scholarship.

John’s concern for others and his dedication to community service and to social justice are shared by his family. Pam, a Deaconess at Antioch, where she sings in the Gospel Choir and belongs to the “Antioch Ringers”, the bell choir, has served on the “Friends of the Shaker Library Board” and has co-chaired book sales. She also was active in the PTA. As a stay-at-home Mom, her friends would complain that they could not reach her by telephone because she was rarely at home. While in college their daughter, Bishara, volunteered for “Towards Employment”, a non-profit in Washington, D.C., which helps the unemployed and former felons obtain jobs. She is Project Manager for “Strategy Implementations at the Cleveland Metropolitan School District.” Her younger brother, Asim, who, not surprisingly, also is interested in people, is pursuing his undergraduate studies in psychology at Cuyahoga Community College. Together and individually the Addisons are engaged in making this a fairer and better world in which to live.