Pediatrician’s office offers class to help parents potty train their toddlers: Press Run

SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio — Mastering Potty Time: From what I understand, most of our readers have mastered the correct way to potty, but some have not. We are talking about those who are under 3 years old. But come to think of it, they probably aren’t readers yet.

Anyway, the South Euclid office of Dr. Shelly Senders has put the word out that if you as a parent are eager, confused or anxious to introduce your child to potty use, you will want to attend “Potty Mastery,” led by Joan Morgenstern, parent coach and educator Senders Pediatrics. Morganstern has helped hundreds of parents master potty-training their children. This one-session lesson is aimed at parents of toddlers and preschoolers and helps parents successfully support their children so that they can say goodbye to diapers.

During the 90-minute Zoom session, parents will receive a developmental overview of this important milestone, including: signs of readiness, the use of reassuring language, and how to confidently support your child’s learning.

The session is for parents of children aged 20-36 months. You do not have to be a patient of Senders to participate. You have three options to participate, from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM on July 13, August 10, or September 14.

The cost is $25 for one and $40 for two – that’s parents, not numbers one and two as in potty training. To register, call 216-291-9210. Payment is due at the time of registration.

Verb Ballets Summer Series: Shaker Heights’ Verb Ballets has performances through September as part of the summer series.

The list of live performances includes: 8:45 p.m. July 30 & 31 at the Heinz Poll Summer Dance Festival at Goodyear Heights Metro Park, 2077 Newton St. in Akron; August 13 at 7 p.m. at “Tremont Arts in August,” at Lincoln Park, West 14th Street and Starkweather Avenue in Cleveland; 7:30 p.m. August 20 for “Ballet Under the Stars,” at Verb Ballets’ Center for Dance, located at The Dealership 3558 Lee Road in Shaker Heights; and on September 3 at 8 p.m. at the Evans Amphitheater of Cain Park, 14591 Superior Road in Cleveland Heights.

Beachwood Art Exhibition Extended: The Beachwood Arts Council and the artists participating in the “Small Wonders” online art exhibition, which we featured in an early June Press Run column, have decided to extend the exhibition through July 31.

The online exhibition showcases the work of 37 artists from Northeast Ohio. The exhibition was originally supposed to last until June 30. For more information, visit here.

Lower Lake Walking Tour: The Shaker Historical Society and Doan Brook Watershed Partnership lead a walking tour around Lower Lake, starting at 10 a.m. on July 17, to showcase the history and historic sites of the lake. The tour is expected to take approximately 90 minutes. If necessary, a rainy date will be announced.

The cost is $5 per person and space is limited, so don’t descend. Registration is required and closes on July 16. To register, visit here.

Road Closure: The City of Pepper Pike has announced that Brainard Road, from Shaker Circle to Fairmount Boulevard, will be closed to roadworks through 16. There is only limited local access. An enclosed barricade has been placed at Fairmount and a second at Belgrave Road. The circle remains open.

The work, which will begin on July 7, weather permitting, will include removing concrete, installing a new concrete base, waiting for the concrete to set, and then major paving operations around East and West Shaker Boulevards, near the detention basin, milling and resurfacing and the whole circle and all the approach intersections. There will be several days of milling and paving, but if all goes according to plan, the work should be completed by July 16.

The surfacing will be open to traffic, but there will be times when traffic will be slowed down due to construction work.

A Top Workplace: Motorcars Toyota was recently honored as a “Top Workplace” by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, an award it has deserved on more than one occasion.

“We believe that creating and maintaining an employee-centric culture leads to a range of benefits,” said Motorcars Toyota General Manager Matt Gile in a press release. “Employees have the best ideas because they are on the front line every day. We make it a point to encourage and reward innovation and excellent customer service. Happy employees make for happy customers.”

Motorcars, 2950 Mayfield Road in Cleveland Heights, has been recognized for excellence and innovation in service in the past, creating the world’s first carbon neutral car dealership and has won awards from both Angie’s List and DealerRater.

The store has shown ingenuity in the past, such as at the beginning of the pandemic, when hand sanitizers were scarce. Motorcars distilled its own vodka to create its own brand, which it shared with customers.

“Nowadays, being fast on your feet is a necessity,” Gile said. “It’s all about meeting the needs of our customers. That is why our service department is open until 3 am and we have our own car wash (Rainforest Car Wash) and a collision center. Whatever you need, we have it for you.”

Cleveland Heights High 50th Grade Reunion: Mike Rollins, of the Cleveland Heights High School Class of 1971, has announced that the class is holding its 50th reunion the weekend of October 8-9. For more information, please visit the class website and register at

Artists Needed: The Shaker Arts Council (SHAC) is looking for artists to add something special to Shaker Heights storefronts this fall.

Imagine Chagrin aims to revitalize Chagrin and Lee’s commercial hub, support local businesses and showcase the abundance of artistic talent in the community.

The exhibition dates of “Imagine Chagrin” are from September 10 to October 8. SHAC sponsors artistic displays for storefronts along Chagrin Boulevard, between Lee and Avalon Roads, and along Lee Road, between Chagrin and Van Aken.

SHAC is seeking artists aged 18 or over who live in the Greater Cleveland area so that the artwork can be installed on site. Work samples and applications must be submitted no later than July 30 at 5:00 PM. For more information and to download the call and application, visit

Help the City Spend Money: The City of Cleveland Heights is asking residents to give their ideas on how you think the city should use the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act that it will value at $38.8 million. received. Cleveland Heights was recently awarded that amount by the federal government.

Residents are asked to visit the city’s website to rank your choices. No, you can’t buy new cars or anything like that for everyone because the US Treasury Department has specific guidelines on how cities can spend this money, which must be used by December 31, 2024.

Get your dumpsters here: Every Cleveland Heights household will receive a 96-gallon garbage truck and a 64-gallon recycling cart this fall. Larger households can pre-purchase an additional 96-gallon garbage truck, and seniors can opt for a smaller 64-gallon or 32-gallon garbage truck and/or a 32-gallon recycling cart.

To purchase an additional 96-gallon cart, or if you are a senior who needs a smaller cart, visit the Cleveland Heights website before July 27.

College News: Among those on the dean’s list for the spring semester at the College of the Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts was Rory McConville of University Heights.

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