June 16, 2020 - In This Issue:
TREMONT FARMERS MARKET TODAY
Tuesdays, May 19th - September 29th, 4-7pm in Lincoln Park



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TREMONT WEST'S PHONE LINES ARE DOWN   
 
If you are in need of contacting Tremont West staff, please email them.  Phone lines should be re-established by next week.  Thank you for your patience. 


Staff emails can be found here.
 
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.

The Foundry is planning on serving the CHA super snack bags M-F noon-1pm starting Monday, June 8th. This will happen drive-thru style at our location at 1831 Columbus Road. Families can get 2 per child.
 
DSCDO Summer Lunch Schedule: https://www.dscdo.org/coronavirus
 
Urban Community School Serving Meals for students 11am-1pm and Pantry Bags M-F 11am-1pm

 
Or dial 211
 
Pet food is available through the Cleveland Animal Protective League. Email projectCARE@clevelandapl.org or call (216) 255-5012 and leave a message.
 
#TakeoutTuesdayCLE
Join us and our neighbors in supporting local businesses with #TakeoutTuesdayCLE! Use the hashtag to show us how you are supporting Cleveland businesses! Click here to see a full list of participating restaurants open for carry-out and delivery! #TremontTakeout #SupportLocal #ThisisCLE  #InThisTogetherOhio

#SHOPSATURDAYSCLE

We have been working with other Community Development Corporations to launch a new initiatives following on the footsteps of our #TakeoutTuesdayCLE promotion.  We are working on the #ShopSaturdaysCLE
initiative that will focus more on retailers with an online presence. 
#InThisTogetherOhio 



Stop by Earth Angel Holistic Health's new home at the corner of Scranton and Starkweather for their re-opening and celebration of the summer solstice.  Learn More Here
Tremont - We are built for this!

Greetings fellow business owners, property owners and community stakeholders! Tremont West is here with you and willing to help regarding connections to resources, advocacy and technical assistance.

FREE EPA RRP CLASSES FOR LANDLORDS
Beginning June 12th, every Friday and Saturday
Environmental Health Watch is offering free EPA RRP classes for landlords. Here is the information: We are supporting DIY landlords with free EPA classes in June on Fridays and Saturdays. Please share this strategically with landlords and/or property managers you know who work on their properties. We only have 8 slots/class and will add more if June fills up. Please call 216-533-8611 if you have any questions.FREE EPA RRP CLASSES FOR LANDLORDS
 
If you are a DIY landlord with registered properties in the City of Cleveland, you or your property manager must have an EPA certification to work on your rental units. We are here to partner and help with compliance. To participate, your properties must be registered and verified with the City of Cleveland Building and Housing Department. There is limited space for up to 8 people/class.
 Register TODAY:
 
TREMONT APARTMENT FOR RENT
1196 Holmden Ave. Up
2 bedroom $750.00 per month-plus deposit
Large back yard, off street parking
Pet friendly (With deposit)

Contact- K. Moore  216-533-5612 or keithmoore@tremontwest.org
COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR FAMILIES   
Tremont West staff put together this list of food access in Tremont, Duck Island and Irishtown Bend. 


Scranton Road Church is running a summer camp for rising 4th graders to rising 9th graders.  It starts June 15th - August 8th Monday - Thursday.  We will focus on recreation, educational enrichment and entrepreneurial skills.  Permission slips are available for pickup and can be picked up 3095 Scranton Road. Contact # is 216-861-5323. Cost is $30.00 for the summer.

Near West Rec Families!  
Workout Wednesdays at 1pm with Coach Burke
Live on Facebook 
 
  MyCom's
weekly e-news can be found here .

CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY NOW HAS CURB SIDE PICK UP 
Jefferson Branch Starts Curbside Pick-up Monday, June 22nd, call today to place your order!

Librarians are ready to assist you.  If you would like a recommendation, they can help!  Also, check out their new window display on the east side of the building.  They have new release DVDs and Books on Display!


 
CLEVELAND PUBLIC LIBRARY TO PROVIDE FREE FOOD AND RESOURCES

FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES 
Greater Cleveland Food Bank prepares for weekly visits to select Library branches this summer
 
JUNE 9, 2020 (CLEVELAND, OH) - Cleveland Public Library and the Greater Cleveland Food Bank are working together to ensure no child goes hungry this summer.  
 
From June 8 through August 7, the Library and the Food Bank will provide Grab & Go meals every Thursday for children 18 and under at four Cleveland Public Library branches:
 
EASTSIDE MEAL SITES                            WESTSIDE MEAL SITES
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
For the first time, the Greater Cleveland Food Bank's Outreach Truck will set up outside four Cleveland Public Library branches to give each child enough food for five meals. Food Bank staff will also be available to help adults apply for food assistance and other critical benefits.
 
"Cleveland Public Library is pleased to partner with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank to offer this vital service to our community. We're in the business of developing the minds of children, however, we recognize kids can't thrive and grow without a nutritious meal," said Felton Thomas, Jr., Executive Director and CEO of Cleveland Public Library. "We want to ease the concerns of parents and guardians by offering a convenient way to get a helping hand."
 
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Food Bank staff will wear masks and gloves when distributing meals. Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing.
 
"This summer meals program would not be possible without the collaboration of many partners like the Cleveland Public Library working together during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Diana Davet, Director of Programs at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.  "We know that we are reaching children that would have otherwise not had summer meals this year and we are so thankful to all of our partners for helping us ensure that kids will have the food they need to thrive and survive."
 
According to the Food Bank, there are 81,000 food insecure children in the Greater Cleveland area and that number is expected to increase during the pandemic.
 
For a complete list of Grab & Go meal sites, please call the Food Bank's Help Center at (216) 738-7239, text "FOOD" to 877-877, or visit here .

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TREMONT WEST OFFICE COVID-19 POLICY UPDATE 
 
Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) Tremont West Development Corporation offices are closed to the public through June We will be appointment only and only in cases that we can practice safe social distancing.  Tremont West Development Corporation Board of Directors meeting s and all Tremont West Committee meetings until further notice will be hosted on Zoom or a similar platform The meetings that are open to membership and the public will have information on how to "opt-in" the meeting posted on our website. We urge all block clubs to c ontact their organizers to set up meetings through our Tremont West online platform accounts .  We will continue to evaluate our approach to meetings and will make decisions based on the best guidance available on COVID-19.  Tremont West is committed to the health and safety of our members and the neighborhood.  We will err on the side of caution during this time.  Thank you for your understanding and please take necessary precautions to stay safe and keep others safe.  Information about the virus and precautions to take can be found at the following links:
 


OUR NEIGHBORHOOD COUNTS


Did you fill out your 2020 Census Form?
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MERRICK HOUSE
Childcare Center
Please contact Merrick House Early Childhood Director Laurie Santos at 216-771-5077 extension 132 or e-mail her at lauries@merrickhouse.org 

Tremont Youth Council at Merrick House
Merrick House Youth Programs is looking for youth to participate in a 10 session professional speaking class beginning July 13th, 2020 on Mondays.  This is a virtual class occurring on  Zoom.  Please contact Jennifer Pullom at 216.771.5077 or jenniferp@merrickhouse.org for details.

MomsFirst
Donations needed of Clorox wipes and Clorox/Lysol spray. We need them for the Pandemic childcare.

WEEKLY IMMEDIATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES + COVID-19 INFORMATION.
Tremont West AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Rachel Juritsch, will be posting employment opportunities

Contact Rachel here.
 
Also included in this link is information on how to apply for unemployment benefits in response to COVID - 19.   
 

SCOOTERS RETURN TO CLEVELAND THIS WEEKEND
IMPORTANT SAFETY TIPS
As a scooter or bike rider, key things to remember include :
·       Ride in the street. Scooter and bike riders should ride in the street with the flow of traffic, following traffic rules and using bike lanes where possible.
·       Be visible. Never assume a driver sees you. Ride at least three feet from the curb so you are in the line of sight of other road users.
·       Be predictable. Follow all traffic laws, including stopping when the traffic light is red. Avoid weaving and riding erratically.
·       Park responsibly. Don't block the sidewalk, bus stops, doorways, fire hydrants, or driveways.
·       Don't get stranded. Under the new expanded operating hours, scooters will deactivate between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Keep this in mind when planning your rides.
·       Ride smart. Don't carry objects that keep you from controlling the scooter or bike. Don't be distracted or ride with headphones. Don't drink and ride. Don't ride more than one person per device.
·       Wear a helmet. Permitted vendors are required to give you a free helmet upon request.
 
Motor vehicle drivers should keep the following in mind:
·       Share the road. People riding scooters and bikes are allowed on the road.
·       Don't drive distracted. Be alert and watch out for slower moving road users like people on scooters and bikes.
·       Pass safely. Ohio law requires motorists passing scooters and bikes to leave at least three feet between the motor vehicle and the rider. Where possible, change lanes to pass.
·       Look before you leave. When you park on the street, check your blind spot to make sure you will not hit a scooter or bike rider when you open your door.
·       Be patient. Everyone on the road wants to get where they are going quickly and safely.
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2020 City of Cleveland Waste Pick-up Schedule
Bulk Pick-Up in Tremont June 26th!
 
     
As a reminder, cans are not to be placed outside earlier than 12pm the day before garbage pick-up and must be removed by 12noon the day following garbage pick-up.  


Tremont West Development Corporation
2406 Professor Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113
216-575-0920

Our mission:  "We serve Tremont by organizing an inclusive community, building a unified neighborhood and promoting a unique destination."