Inside This Issue


Greek Festival Fills  Labor Day Weekend with Fun

Heroes Run Happens September 18

Vintage & Antique Boutique Opens

OLA Fall Festival Kicks Off September 9

Learn About TNR at Workshop

Cleveland Senior Walk Offers Day of Fun

A Social Media Tip Adds Information

Other News & Events

September 1, 2016
 
Greek Festival Fills Labor Day Weekend with Good Food, Folk Dancing, Live Music, and Family Fun

Brought to you by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland , the 6th Annual Greek Festival kicks off this Friday at 11 a.m. West 168th Street from Lorain Avenue south to Albers Avenue will be closed for festival use. Free admission means there is no charge to take in the enticing sights, sounds, and aromas daily to 11 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The festival ends at 9 p.m. on Monday, Labor Day evening.

Join in celebrating the Mediterranean Island of Crete, by purchasing authentic Greek food, including lamb roasted on the spit, Greek roasted chicken dinners, and traditional specialties like gyro, moussaka, flaming saganaki, spanakopita, Greek salad, baklava, and more. Authentic Greek wines and beers will be available, too. Enjoy dining in the large covered tents or inside the air conditioned hall. 

DJ Alex Dada will keep things lively from 2 until 6 p.m. daily under the main tent. Then musicians will perform in both the dining hall and outside. Daily, Dimitri will entertain patrons in the main hall with his unique long-necked plucked lute, and Stigma will electrify the night under the main tent until closing. In addition, Greek troupes from both the Cretan Center and Greek churches perform a mix from lively leaping dances to the more serene semi-circle stepping styles.

All major credit cards are accepted. For additional information, call John Elliot at 440-336-4960 or Nick Kariotakis at 440-829-9565.  

The 15th Annual Heroes Run Needs YOU!

Runners and walkers are both invited to participate in the 15th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run on Sunday, September 18, at 8:30 a.m. The event starts and finishes at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive.

Join all who come together to raise funds for the West Park Cleveland Police and Firefighters Memorial Fund. It was established in 2002 to create a lasting memorial to honor  Police Officers and Firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty while either serving the citizens of West Park or while living in the community.

Take your choice of either a 5-mile race or a 2-mile race/walk through West Park. Participants set their own pace, and everyone is a winner just by paying tribute to our heroes! Of course, prizes will be presented to the the top three finishing male and female racers in a variety of age groups and categories.

Register online here until Wednesday, September 14 at 11:59 p.m. Walk-up registration is available on the day of the race. The entry fee is now $25 through Wednesday, September 14, and $30 from September 15 through race day. To learn about the routes, race categories, and more, click here

Vintage & Antique Boutique Opens Its Doors Today: Grand Opening on September 20

My Reclaimed Life opens it doors today, September 1. Located at 16205 Lorain Avenue, next to Yvonne's Jewelers and across the street from Dunkin' Donuts, it is a boutique offering vintage and antique products. Chelsea Jenkins, the owner, also plans to feature local artists and artisans who create furniture, home décor, homemade candles, soaps, jewelry, and more. A grand opening will be held on Tuesday, September 20, with live music, light refreshments, raffles, door prizes, and an opportunity to meet local artists and artisans featured in the shop. Store hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 216-532-5326 for more information.

OLA Kicks Off Its Annual Fall Festival on Friday, September 9: A Two-Day Event

Our Lady of Angels (OLA) Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive, kicks off its annual fall festival at 5 p.m. on Friday, September 9. Hosted by the OLA Athletic Association, the fun runs for two days, continuing on Saturday, September 10, from 2 to 11 p.m. Features include food trucks on Friday, such as Barrio, Boardwalk Fries, Gyro George, Hatfield's Good Grub, Papa Nick's, and Sophie's Italian Sausages. A couple of those will return the next day.

Saturday's food choices include fare from Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar and a $15 Steak Roast. In addition, the ladies of OLA will be offering hamburgers, hot dogs, wings, pizza, bratwurst, sauerkraut, cabbage & noodles, homemade chili, and more! Stop by the concession stand for hot pretzels, popcorn, and candy.

Rides and attractions for kids include Go-Racing, Log Jammer, Rock Wall, Putt-Putt golf and a few more. Ride bracelets for $10 gain entry to all 6 midway events. Pony rides run from 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday for an additional fee.

Games will be housed inside Linus Hall for the kids, rain or shine! Adults may try their luck at the money board, birthday game, hi-lo, pick-a-pop, and more. Stop by the photo booth sponsored by the OLA School Fine Arts Council and have your picture taken in costumes from their closet. St. Joseph Academy students will offer face painting from 2 to 7 p.m. on Saturday for the kids.

Enjoy live entertainment provided by the Craic Brothers from 7:30 to 11 p.m. in the music tent on Friday night. Get your polka on from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday with Johnny Squeeze followed by The Westies at 8 p.m.

The Casino opens at 6 p.m. on Friday and at 4 p.m. on Saturday and feature blackjack, over-under, the big 6 wheel, and Texas hold-em. Beer, pop, and water will be available for purchase in the music tent, casino, and Linus Hall.

Click here for more information, including details about volunteering for this popular event.  
 
Informative Workshop Offered by Kamm's Cat Guardians on September 15
 
In spring of 2015, a group of Kamm's Corners residents formed Kamm's Cat Guardians to advocate humane solutions for managing stray and feral cats. They recently received a Neighborhood Connections grant to teach others an effective measure: TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return). Residents are invited to learn more about how to use the TNR program by attending a workshop on Thursday, September 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Drive.  
 
To sign up for the workshop, please either call 216-659-4434 and leave your name and telephone number or send an email to  KammsCatGuardians@gmail.com. Facebook users may join the workshop on the event page here.  

The 12th Annual Cleveland Seniors Walk Offers Health Screenings and Fun

Calling all seniors! Mall C is the place to be on Thursday morning, September 15. Free registration and health screenings begin at 8:45 a.m. followed by a brief program at 9:30 a.m. The City of Cleveland Department of Aging is sponsoring this walk, which begins at 10 a.m. Free t-shirts go to the first 1,000 registered walkers.

Carpooling is recommended. Cars, vans, and buses may park in the Municipal Lot at East 9th Street and the Shoreway for $4. (Exact change is required.) Free shuttles will take walkers to and from the Municipal Lot and Mall C. Call 216-664-2833 for more information. Details are in the flyer, here.  

A Tip for Seeing KCDC's Social Media 
 
Facebook randomly shows posts to page followers unless instructed to show all of them. Here's how to tell Facebook you wish to see all of our posts: On the Kamm's Corners Development Corporation Facebook home page, click on the "Like" button and scroll the drop down menu to Notifications (a pencil is next to it). Click on it for a menu (shown below) of the kinds of posts you may want to see from us, such as photos, videos, links, status updates, and events. Select a few or all of them. Click "done" at the lower right to make the change. (See below.)

Also follow us on Twitter@kammscorners and Instagram (kammscorners).
 
 
     

In Other News . . .  

The fall harvest brings a bounty from the fields! Shop Kamm's Corners Farmers Market every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Visit the website here each week for fresh news about the chef demo, musical acts, and more.

Join the cash mob in support of Thai Elephant, 16610 Lorain Avenue, on Wednesday, September 7, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. A group of West Parkers set this up in a show of support for a little known neighborhood gem. Dine in or place a to-go order by calling 216-671-9999.

The West Park Historical Society presents Ralph Pfingsten, author and historian, in a free slide show presentation on Thursday, September 8, at 10 a.m. at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue. Society publications will also be sold at the event.

Style Mutt Dog Boutique, Day Care, and Grooming Salon, celebrates its 9th Anniversary with a party on Saturday, September 10, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the store at 3525 Warren Road. Enjoy free food and drinks from local establishments.

West Park Station's 2016 Golf Outing takes place at Big Met Golf Course on Sunday, September 11. Tee time is 10 a.m. Registration is $85 per person. See the details here.

Enjoy a buffet dinner at Backstage Bar, 17007 Lorain Avenue, on Saturday, September 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. For only $20 per person, treat yourself and the family to unlimited pizza, pasta, wings, and beverages. All this is to benefit the West Park Family YMCA's annual campaign. 

The West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, is holding a 3-day rummage sale, starting on Thursday, September 22, inside the church hall, lower level, accessible from the back parking lot. Look for all the details in our September 15 e-newsletter.

The Metrohealth Friends of Mothers and Infants 5th Annual Stroll & Roll 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun Run is set for Saturday, September 24, at 9:30 a.m. It begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Online registration is available here until September 22. 

The West Park Young Professionals club is looking to expand its membership. Join by sending in the application online here. Already a member? Gain leadership experience as an executive board member! Executive board nomination forms are available online here
 
Congratulations to Cleveland Central Catholic's valedictorian Dequan McFarland, a CMHA resident of Riverside Park Estates. He will begin his freshman year of college at West Virginia University. Read the full story here.
  
Second floor office and retail space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. Click here for details.   
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