Tremont West e-news & updates
June 9, 2021
Towpath Trail Stage 4 Ribbon Cutting
Wednesday, June 9th, 2 pm at Camp Cleveland

Join the partners who built Stage 4 of the Towpath Trail in Tremont for a ribbon-cutting tomorrow. All are welcome, rain or shine!
Towpath Trail Video Release
Take a Ride with Us by Watching this New Video of the Towpath Trail in Tremont!

Tremont West recently created a video to showcase the Towpath Trail in Tremont - Let us take you on a 4-minute tour from the handlebars of our cyclist and show you the neighborhood.
Tremont Storefront Incubator Program - Request for Proposals
Proposals are due on June 30th
Towpath Trail in Tremont
We challenge you to get out on the Towpath Trail in Tremont! If you participate in 5 different activities by the end of September, we will reward you with a free incentive. (A gift card to a Tremont business of your choice.)

Walking Club, Thursday, June 12th, 6:30 pm at the Towpath Trail at Jefferson Avenue

Family Group, Saturday, June 12th, 9:30 am at Clark Field Trail Head

Towpath Trail in Tremont programming is a partnership with Tremont West Development Corporation and the Ohio & Erie Canalway National Heritage Area with additional support from Cleveland-Cliffs.
818 Studios
Friday, June 11th, 5 to 9 pm at 818 Studios
Join us for your last chance to see “Anthony Van Rooy - Select Works” at 818 Studios. Along with Anthony’s work you can also catch a glimpse of Barbara Merritt's new work for the first time.

Refreshments will be served! Let’s celebrate something!
Kaiser Gallery Grand Opening
June 12 - August 8, 2021
Opening reception:
Saturday, June 12
6:30 pm. - 9:00 pm 

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, from 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm, please join us for the opening reception of SUGAR (CHAPTER II), a solo exhibition by Derick Decario Ladale Whitson.
Sugar (Chapter II) will be on view at Kaiser Gallery from June 12 - August 8, 2021. Derick Decario Ladele Whitson (b. 1991 Mansfield, Ohio) is an artist currently living and working in NYC. Working primarily in photography and video, Whitson explores the history and relationships of clowning, drag queens and black/white face to explore the social constructs of race, gender, and sexuality.
Derick Decario Ladele Whitson has attended artist residencies at AICAD New York Studio Residency Program, NY; Mass MoCA, Massachusetts; The Fountainhead, Miami, FL; and The Galveston Artist Residency. In addition, his work has recently been exhibited at Art Basel, Miami, FL; The Studio Museum in Harlem; and The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, CO. Whitson is also a current recipient of the Foundation For Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, the 2019 Enfoco Photography Fellowship, & The 2019 NYSCA/NYFA Photography Fellowship. Whitson received his MFA at Columbia University and BFA from Columbus College of Art & Design.
Featured curated cocktail menu for SUGAR (CHAPTER II)
  • The Sugar Julep - bourbon, mint, lemon, rhubarb, and Peychaud's bitters 
  • Strawberry and orange gin spritzer
  • Sweet hibiscus tea with lemon vodka and a dash of Angostura
  • Peach martini with basil vodka
(Nonalcoholic options are available)
Starting Sunday, June 13, we will have new hours at Kaiser Gallery. No reservations are required. 
New Hours starting Sunday, June 13:
Wednesday - Thursday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday:  Noon - 10:00 pm
Cycle Canalway
May 27th through June 29th
Towpath Ten-Ten
Friday, June 18th in Tremont
Reverse Raffle at St. Wendelin Catholic Church
Saturday, June 26th, 5:30pm at St. Wendelin Church
Lost Civil War: The Disappearing Legacy of America's Greatest Conflict Book Signing with Laura DeMarco
Saturday, June 12th, 2 to 4 pm at Prosperity Social Club
St. August Announces Rainbow Camp for Children ages 5 through 13
St. Augustine Church is excited to announce that we are planning for another fun-filled summer camp season for 2021. Augustine Rainbow Camp is a 5-week day camp for children with and without disabilities between the ages of 5 and 13. Camp will run from June 28, 2021 thru July 30, 2021. Camper applications will be available on the parish website,, or in the parish office, 2486 W. 14th.  
Merrick House Summer Camp
June 21st through July 30th, 8:30-4 pm

Contact Jennifer at 216-771-5077, ext. 130

Merrick House Basketball Camps
June 7-11 for Ages 7 -12 years; June 14-18 for Ages 13-18; 9 am - 12 pm

Contact Jennifer at 216-771-5077, ext. 130
Merrick House Family Yoga
Thursdays From 5-6 pm at Merrick House

Contact Jennifer at 216-771-5077, ext. 130
Summer Camps & Classes for Kids & Adults at Dance Arts by Regina
Dance Arts in Tremont is offering summer dance camps and classes, including "Fairy Garden Magic," a new hip-hop class, and more! New students take $20 off.
Summer Camps & Classes for Kids & Adults at The Movement Project
We are excited to share that TMP School of Dance Summer Session 2021 June 8th-July 14th is now enrolling! Interested in enrolling? We hope to see your little movers this summer
Make a Difference in the Neighborhood
Pilgrim Church, at the southwest corner of West 14th and Starkweather, is reopening its neighborhood Food Pantry after a break imposed by the pandemic. The pantry reopening will follow all current CDC COVID-19 guidelines. The pantry is affiliated with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and totally run by volunteers. In 2019, we served 215 families and 620 per month. The Pantry is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to noon. If you have been wanting to get involved in your neighborhood, this may be the opportunity you’ve been looking for. Just one morning a month would make a huge difference to your neighbors in need. If you would like know more about the Pilgrim Food Pantry volunteer opportunities, visit our website or contact Dick Berlo at (440) 237-1808 or email Dick at
These are the choices:
  1.  Sidewalk-level cycle-track from W. 44th to W. 20th
  2. Sidewalk-level multi-purpose trail
  3. Street-level dedicated bike lanes
  4. Combination or hybrid options
The rehabilitation project will also include pavement repair or replacement; new asphalt surface course; new walks and curb ramps to make pedestrian walkways compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); multi-modal transportation enhancements; drainage and utility replacements and improvements; new signage and pavement markings; and traffic signal upgrades.
Construction cost estimates vary depending on the type of bicycle facility. The construction schedule also varies depending on the selected bicycle facility since additional construction funding will be needed for some of the options.
To see the full flyer for this presentation, click here.
Make a Difference in the Neighborhood
Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Ward 3 Councilman Kerry McCormack, Ward 15 Councilwoman Jenny Spencer, the Mayor’s Office of Capital Projects, and the Division of Engineering and Construction invite you to participate in a Virtual Public Information Presentation regarding the Lorain Avenue Rehabilitation and Bicycle Facilities. This presentation will include conceptual plans and preliminary construction cost estimates for bicycle facilities along Lorain Avenue, from West 65th St. to West 20th St. To participate, visit from May 24, 2021, to June 18, 2021.

Public input is wanted to finalize the type of bicycle facilities to be included in the road rehabilitation project.
Are You Eligible for $40 in FREE fruits and vegetables at the Farmers Market this season?
NEORSD Sewer Bill Assistance
Tremont Shot Finders
Need Help Scheduling a Covid-19 Vaccine Appointment?
Covid-19 vaccinations are here! A team of Tremont residents and professionals have volunteered to help those eligible secure your vaccine appointments around the area. Current eligibility is detailed at This confidential service is for anyone living, working, worshipping, or having a friend or relative in Tremont.

What You’ll Need to Provide:
Name, Phone number, Email (yours or someone you know), Date of Birth, and how many minutes you’re willing to travel to a vaccine site (or if you need a ride to your appointment)

What To Do Next:
Email us at or call 216-200-8951 and leave a voicemail. A volunteer will contact you to set up your appointment with us. For details on how it works visit
*Also, if you or someone you know would like to join our volunteer team, email Jack at
Traffic Alert - West 14th Street
Traffic Alert - NEORSD
Our contractor is progressing with work on the West 3rd Quigley / Westerly Miscellaneous CSO Project. This includes new utility installation and modification of existing utilities along Scranton Road.
Traffic Alert - NEORSD
Our contractor is progressing with work on the West 3rd Quigley / Westerly Miscellaneous CSO Project. This includes new utility installation and modification of existing utilities along Jefferson Avenue.
Face Mask 2
Did you know that CareSource
can provide transportation for members’ appointments with participating providers through transportation vendors? Members can also get rides to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) appointments and redetermination meetings at the County Department of Medicaid.
Each member can receive up to 15 rides to and from appointments (30 one-way trips) per 12-month period.
Members may schedule a ride by calling 1-800-488-0134 (TTY: 1-800-750-0750 or 711).
Learn more about becoming a member here on their website:
COVID 19 Vaccination Information
From the Cleveland Department of Public Health: Supply is limited; it will take a number of weeks to vaccinate eligible residents. Cleveland residents that are age-eligible may join the Cleveland Department of Public Health’s waitlist. Contact our call center, 216.664.2222, Monday - Friday, 9a to 5p. Those that meet the criteria will be notified and provided a link and phone number to schedule an appointment when doses become available.

Provider Locations:

Tremont in the News
Merrick House
Merrick House has Prevention, Retention, and Contingency (PRC) funding available to assist anyone with rent or utility payments. Payments are limited to $125.00 per household and will be paid directly to the vendor. Interested parties should call Merrick House at 216-771-5077 for an application.

Open Gym on Mondays and Wednesday from 330-530p
City Connects Tuesdays from 530-730p
Martial arts Tuesdays and Thursdays 6-7p
Childcare Center
Please contact Merrick House Early Childhood Director Laurie Santos at 216-771-5077 extension 132 or e-mail her at 
Tremont Youth Council at Merrick House
 Please contact Jennifer Pullom at 216.771.5077 or for details.
Donations needed of Clorox wipes and Clorox/Lysol spray. We need them for the Pandemic childcare.
Cleveland Public Library
South Branch is now open. Jefferson is closed for renovations.

Monday, June 14, 7 pm via Zoom

Follow Your Branch on Facebook

Grab and Go Meals for Youth 
M-F, 3-5 pm at all CPL locations
Rental and Utility Assistance
If you are struggling to pay your rent or are behind in paying your utility bills, apply today.
Concerned about your housing or an eviction?
You may qualify for free legal representation, call Legal Aid at 216-687-1900.
Job Opportunities
Follow Near West Job Board Facebook Page for daily job postings.
Food Pantry Information
Tremont West staff put together this list of food access in Tremont, Duck Island and Irishtown Bend. Please email Dharma Valentin if you would like to see something changed or added.

Or dial 211
Pet food is available through the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Email or call (216) 255-5012 and leave a message.
2021 Cleveland Waste Pick-up Schedule
As a reminder, cans are not to be placed outside earlier than 12 pm the day before garbage pick-up and must be removed by 12 pm the day following garbage pick-up.