The Grapevine by S. Serdinak

by Sue Serdinak

The Cleveland Water Tower has been the big topic as its dark gray pole and the bottom of the sphere are rising into the sky. Cleveland Water expects to have the 238-foot tower built in the first quarter of 2024. However, it won’t be operational until the end of 2024, following internal hook-ups and flow testing.

Mayor Michael Wheeler is going to apply to the Guinness Book of World Records saying it will be the tallest water tower in the country.

The fermentation tanks have been installed at the Richfield Brewery. The anticipated opening is April 2024.

The yearlong paving nightmare in the center of town on routes 303 and 176 is finally behind us and the detour around Brecksville Road, south of Boston Mills Road should be gone by the time you read this. But be prepared, Summit County plans to close the road in the same area for about three months in 2024 for a local bridge/culvert repair. The lowering of the hill on 303 will be ongoing for about another month.

Keep your eyes on the sky for the Nov. 19 Cleveland Browns game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. An U.S. Air Force flyover will put on a show and hometown pilot, Captain Jack Smith, will be leading the squadron.

Congratulations to Joshua Devera on his graduation from Kent State University cum laude.

Natalie Chase graduated from Marietta College and Travis Bodjanac earned the Dean’s List at University of Maryland.

Revere graduate Madeline Kavenagh won a scholar athlete award from the Ohio High School Athletic Associate for her success as a tennis player at Revere High School. The award was presented on Progressive Field prior to a Cleveland Guardians game. She now attends and plays tennis for John Carroll University. ∞