Snowfall on Lincoln Park

Tremont received a first blast of winter 2023 in the early morning hours of November 28, covering Lincoln Park with a 4-inch blanket of snow in just a few hours.

The National Weather Service forecasts lake effect snow will continue through today with Lake Effect Snow Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories where lesser snow amounts are expected. An intense band as of 5am has been sinking southward through NE OH/NW PA and rapidly dropped over 11 inches in Lake County per one of our snow spotters. Expect this to become multiple less intense bands through the morning and into the afternoon, but still capable of moderate to heavy snow at times and quick accumulations. Expect quickly deteriorating road conditions and very low visibilities at times. Snow is about to come ashore in Lorain County and western Cuyahoga County.

Henry Senyak Passes Away

In loving memory of Henry P. Senyak, 5/17/1963 – 8/9/2023

Obituary

Henry P. Senyak, of Cleveland’s Tremont neighborhood. Beloved son of the late Henry E. Senyak, and the late Getrude H. Senyak (nee Pilar). Passed away on August, 9, 2023, at the age of 60, from complications of cancer.) Henry is survived by many first and second cousins, aunts, uncles, and other relations. But considered his community, friends, and neighbors to be family members too.

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Mayor Bibb Tours Tremont

On an 80° day in Cleveland, Ohio, Mayor Justin Bibb took a walk down Professor Street in Tremont, asked questions of community members, and listened to their answers. Tremont’s neighborhood newspaper, The Tremonster, tagged along to document Mayor Bibb’s unique approach to connecting with our residents and businesses directly—by walking through our neighborhood, himself.

The Hooper Farm Experience

Vernice Simmons and Vera Elridge
Vernice Simmons and Vera Elridge at Hooper Farm
Kite Day

by Bruce Checefsky

Erich Hooper has been farming since 1993. Hooper Farm in Tremont (2835 West 11th Street), the original Cleveland urban farm, is cultivated on a 1-acre parcel at 2702-2880 W 11th Street, just a few blocks from A Christmas Story House and Lincoln Park. Erich works with the youth, elderly, ex-convicts, and others on the farm, giving them real-life skills and opportunities they can use to support themselves. Hooper grows lettuce, carrots, tomatoes, sage, onions, potatoes, and other crops, with enough produce for restaurants, many of them in the Tremont neighborhood. Hooper Farm Kite Day at Clark Field took place last month.

Bruce: What is Hooper Farm Kite Day?

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2023 Tremont West Membership Meeting and Board Elections May 18

2023 Tremont West Membership Meeting and Board Elections May 18

This year’s meeting will be held Thursday, May 18th 2023 at Scranton Road Bible Church (3095 Scranton Road) at 6 pm.  Please join us for a light dinner followed by the Annual Meeting.  If you cannot join us we will be streaming the meeting at facebook.com/tremontwest.  Additionally, in order to get an accurate count of who will be attending the meeting, if possible, please register for the meeting at the following: https://bit.ly/2023twdc.

Per a change to the Code of Regulations in 2021, Tremont West is now able to have early voting.  Early voting is available Monday May 8th (9 am) through Thursday May 18th, 2023 (2 pm) at the offices of Tremont West Development Corporation, 2406 Professor Avenue.

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Gardening and the Little Free Library at Merrick House

Gardening and the Little Free Library at Merrick House, On June 23, (photo courtesy of Merrick House)

by Rachael Murphy

Merrick House Early Childhood Education Program Pre-K classes were busy learning how to garden by planting fruits and vegetables in our new raised garden beds.

Merrick House partnered with Grow at Home owner Michael Bartunek, as well as Andy Krebs and Michael Theis, to create an outdoor learning classroom where our children can learn the process of planting fruits, vegetables and the daily care of a garden.

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Thinking about signing up for an ASL Tremont Brainery workshop with Keri November? …There is still time!

If you are interested in signing up for an ASL Tremont Brainery workshop with Keri November there is still time! Go to TremontBrainery.com, click on “events,” then select your class.

by Keri November

Some of you may wonder what day-to-day life is like for a Deaf person. Well, here it goes!

I was born Deaf. I did not learn American Sign Language (ASL) until I was 15. I had hearing aids which were not helpful. It was not until I was 17 years old that I received a Cochlear Implant and learned how to recognize sounds and words. I can read lips, but it is challenging to have a conversation without the Cochlear Implant if an individual does not know ASL.

It was difficult to meet and connect with new people in NYC/Long Island as the mentality is different. People are always in a rush and usually stressed out. It was uncommon for me to meet someone willing to take the time to communicate with me.

You may be wondering how did I end up in Cleveland?

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Tremont Brainery: Social Security Disability 101 Workshop with Andrew November on 11-10-21

by Michael Jankus

Disability attorney Andrew November will be hosting one of his Social Security Disability 101 workshops over Zoom on Wednesday, November 10 through the Tremont Brainery.

Andrew November is a litigator at Liner Legal LLC. in Old Brooklyn and a Tremont resident, along with his wife, Keri November, who happens to also be one of the people responsible for the Tremont Brainery.

The seminar is free and open to anyone of any age seeking information about or considering Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability Insurance.

“I can talk about this stuff with my eyes closed, I give out my phone number all the time, I’m always happy to answer questions,” Andrew said. “I’ve been living in Tremont for six years and I’m like, ‘why have I never targeted something towards our community?’ So when I got this opportunity from my wife. . . I’m here in this community, I live and breathe this, so I want to provide this information.”

For the past 11 years as an attorney Andrew has been speaking at high schools, colleges, senior centers and medical practices with the crucial message not to wait until it’s too late.

“They’ve had a traumatic accident, or a progression of a condition they might have lived with and worked with for 20 years, or a sudden onset of an illness,” he said. “So they don’t get educated about an extremely complex system until they are forced to apply, or got a denial and can’t believe they’re denied because they think they’re disabled.”

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