Merrick House is Home Court for I CAN Schools

A special report by The Tremonster

Merrick House is partnering with I CAN Schools to provide students in their NEO Prep Academy high school athletics Program a home court in Tremont.

According to Rocky Melendez, Merrick House assistant director and coordinator of youth services, “What Merrick House is doing is going out into the community and partnering with neighborhood schools, neighborhood churches, and other organizations within our own community so that they can utilize the gymnasium. Continue reading

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by | August 25, 2014 · 6:50 am

Roosevelt Post Club 58 Annual Membership Picnic & Fundraiser

by Terry Zacharyj

Commander-Roosevelt Post 58

The Post has had a picnic every year since 1945, almost 70 years straight.

As we did last year, we kept the menu simple and stuck to kielbasa sandwiches, hamburgers, potato salad, chips and the member-donated pastry and sweets. This year we opened up to all Polish Legion of American Veterans (PLAV) Members (We are Roosevelt Post # 58 of the Polish Legion of American Veterans, USA) and guests with the hopes of getting new members. Continue reading

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by | August 17, 2014 · 8:53 pm

Esperanza’s Back-to-School Giveaway

Over one thousand donated backpacks filled with school supplies were given away on Saturday, August 9th, to City of Cleveland students during Esperanza’s annual Back-to-School event.

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by | August 14, 2014 · 1:47 am

Pot-Luck Specials at Post #1 in Tremont Every Browns Game

Tremonsters enjoying this week’s Browns pot-luck special at Post #1 (photo by Colleen Kowalski)

Tremonsters enjoying this week’s Browns pot-luck special at Post # (photo by Colleen Kowalski)

Missed this week’s Browns game pot-luck special at Post #1?  Check out the pot-luck themes for the rest of Browns Season!

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by | August 9, 2014 · 8:47 pm

7 pm Tonight: Cjay and Stop the Violence at Steelyard Commons NNO

 

Cjay will perform tonight at Steelyard Commons Night Out Against Crime

Cjay and Stop the Violence will perform at 7:00 p.m. at Night Out Against Crime,  Steelyard Commons.

From my first day performing at Cleveland’s National Night Out Against Crime (NNO) in Steelyard Commons in 2009, I’ve understood and loved the purpose of the event: Invite the community out for a safe an entertaining day, filled with different cultures, educational segments, and performers with amazing skills. My love for performing is not the only reason behind my annual appearance. I have a passion for inspiring the youth and giving back to my community, so my partners and I use our talents to uplift the youth. We promote non-violence and education through music and positive coaching. The National Night Out Against Crime became important to me when I realized how much good and positivity can come from the city of Cleveland when everyone comes together to do his or her part. I thank Jenn Scudellari for the opportunity and for making the NNO a successful event yearly. – Cjay, CEO/ Entertainment Director, Stop The Violence Tour

Cjay and Stop the Violence will perform at 7:00 p.m. at Night Out Against Crime, Steelyard Commons.

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by | August 5, 2014 · 10:34 am

Jennifer Scudellari on Tonight’s Night Out Against Crime at Steelyard

Jennifer Scudellari with Commander Sulzer at NNO 2013.

Jennifer Scudellari with Commander Sulzer at NNO 2013.

First Interstate Properties was approached by Target back in 2007 with a request to partner together with the City of Cleveland to host a safety event at Steelyard Commons.  Our event started off small – taking up only two parking aisles – and we invited the community down for fun, education and neighborhood awareness.  Eight years later, our message is still the same, but NNO at Steelyard Commons has grown to fill The Home Depot parking lot (and more) and has become an institution in the Second District community: an event that showcases not only our city’s anti-crime programs but what a STRONG community we truly are.  I am honored to have been part of the NNO Planning Committee since the beginning and have met lifelong friends through the process.  All of us at Steelyard Commons encourage you to come down and check out our event this year – learn a little, laugh a little, and eat…a lot! -Jenn Scudellari, Operations & Marketing Coordinator, First Interstate Properties, Ltd.

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by | August 5, 2014 · 9:05 am

Bob Shores on Night Out Against Crime at Steelyard Commons 8/5

Bob Shores

Bob Shores

NNO is as much about community building as it is about educating the public on safety. Police officers conversing with members of the community at this event accomplishes two goals: First, people get to know the police officer on a personal level, allowing a human face to be associated with law enforcement. Secondly, the police officer has the same experience with the individuals whom they are charged to protect and serve. This all serves to make the Second District area a stronger community. Coupled with a great party, NNO also translates into a wonderful celebration of our diverse community. -Bob Shores, Second District Community Relations Committee Co-Chair

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by | August 5, 2014 · 8:08 am

Matt Peterson on Night Out Against Crime at Steelyard Commons 8/5

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Matt Peterson

I first got involved with NNO when I took over as a manager with Target in Steelyard Commons. Target is the national sponsor of NNO, and because of that I worked hand- in-hand with the Cleveland Second District Police Department, the community, and First Interstate Development to implement and grow the event. After seven years of being at the Steelyard Target, I left to pursue my dream of owning my own bar and grill and landed at the Rowley Inn. Now that I am a business owner and resident in the same neighborhood that the NNO event serves, I continue to drive the “Safe Community” mentality by working with the Second District Community Relations Committee and all the contacts I met during my years with Target. I still attend all the meeting and give feedback on how to improve the event by all the lessons that have been learned from the previous years’ events. The Rowley Inn will also be cooking the nearly 4,000 hotdogs that will be served at the event at no charge to any of the visitors. The Rowley Inn wants to work to help the event and the community by spreading the word of how a safe community and strong neighborhood can make Cleveland a better place for us all to live and work. -Matthew Petersen, Owner, Rowley Inn

Matt Peterson, representingTarget at NNO 2013, accepted an award for his continued support of NNO at Steelyard.

Matt Peterson, representing Target at NNO 2013, accepted an award for his continued support of the event.

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by | August 4, 2014 · 11:19 am

Keith Sulzer on Night Out Against Crime at Steelyard Commons

Keith Sulzer

Keith Sulzer

Keith “CAPLOCK” Sulzer

Captain of Community Policing/Cleveland Police Foundation Rep.

 

IN 2007, MY FIRST YEAR AS COMMANDER OF THE 2ND DISTRICT, THE NATIONAL NIGHT OUT AGAINST CRIME (NNO) AT STEELYARD HAD ATTENDANCE OF AROUND 500 PEOPLE.

IN THE LAST TWO OR THREE YEARS, WE HAVE HAD 5,000-6,000 PEOPLE ATTENDING.

WE ARE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE FIRST INTERSTATE AND STEELYARD COMMONS IN THIS COMMUNITY, MAKING THE INVESTMENT IN CLEVELAND AND INVESTING IN A SAFER COMMUNITY. Continue reading

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by | August 1, 2014 · 4:40 pm

Sam McNulty Plans to Develop Vacant Duck Island Lot

Sam McNulty, in his comfort zone on the West Side Market Strip at his Market Garden Brewery, located at 1947 W 25th St., where the brewery recently celebrated its three-year anniversary.  When it comes to competitors, McNulty believes the more, the merrier: “We’ve been working hard to grow the Ohio City Brewery District, and part of that process is collaborating, kind of mentoring, those interested in brewing in the neighborhood.”

Sam McNulty, in his comfort zone on the West Side Market Strip at his Market Garden Brewery, located at 1947 W 25th St., where the brewery recently celebrated its three-year anniversary. When it comes to competitors, McNulty believes the more, the merrier: “We’ve been working hard to grow the Ohio City Brewery District, and part of that process is collaborating, kind of mentoring, those interested in brewing in the neighborhood (Photo by Mandi Kotynski).”

by Amanda Lloyd

Sam McNulty – owner of Bar Cento, McNulty’s Bier Markt, Market Garden Brewery, Speakeasy, and Nano Brew Cleveland, all located on West 25th St. in Ohio City – is broadening his horizons to include the Duck Island area of Tremont. Continue reading

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by | July 17, 2014 · 9:19 am