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The Hooley on Kamm's Corners Will Arrive in Less Than a Month

Gather with Us on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m.

Grand Opening Party Set for New West Park Historical Society Location

Destination Yarn Comes to Kamm's Corners

Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast Offers Food and Fun

Keep Your Family Active This Summer

City Kennel Is Full; Adoption Fees Are Lowered

Other News
April 16, 2018

The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Will Arrive in Less Than a Month!

On Saturday, May 12, enjoy live music, festival food, engaging entertainment, and family activities from noon until 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue, from Rocky River Drive to West 168th Street. The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ is THE place to be on Saturday, May 12.  

There is no charge to attend this event produced by Kamm's Corners Development Corporation with presenting sponsor Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.

The main stage lineup is set! In order of appearance, performing are: Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums, Colin Dussault Blues Project, Loch Erie, Mary's Lane, West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band, Mary's Lane (again), and Yosemite Slim.

Follow us on social media for all the latest news about The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ . Simply click on the social media icons at the left to connect with us. See you on May 12!

Gather with Us at 10 a.m. on Saturday May 5     
For the last several years, KCDC has convened a group of dedicated neighbor-hood volunteers to help us prepare the planters around "downtown" Kamm's Corners for The Hooley.

This year, our efforts will be more about clean up and mulching than planting new, as the planters were "fortified" with new plant material last fall by the Kamm's Area Special Improvement District. However, we will also work on the planters on Rocky River Drive near Keybank and the dental building.

Thanks to our friends at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, we will have their "Citizens Bank Clean and Green Trailer" filled with tools and supplies for the work. If you have a small pruning tool or push broom, please bring it. All other supplies and tools will be provided. Won't you help us put our best foot forward for West Park?

We will meet in front of Walgreens (look for the big trailer) at 10 a.m. Following the work, KCDC will provide some light refreshments and snacks.

If you can't make it out to lend a hand, how about doing a little spring cleanup near your yard? Sweep up any litter or debris on the street, sidewalk, or tree lawn -- and say hi to your neighbors while you're at it.

Grand Opening Party Set for New West Park Historical Society Location

The West Park Historical Society invites the community to the grand opening of their new location at 17401 Lorain Avenue, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Free food and refreshments will be available to add to the festivities. While there, note the walls lined with more than 100 historical West Park photographs at the society's new, permanent office. Meet the historical society members, learn more about their mission, and sign up to join. This ground floor location features a meeting room, which is available to rent and holds up to 60 people. To rent the meeting room, call Elaine Staley at 216-267-3857. If needed, leave a voice message and she will get back to you ASAP.
Destination Yarn Comes to Kamm's Corners

"Lake Erie never seems to look the same twice. One day it's an intense navy blue, the next a muddy brown, the next a vibrant green, and in the winter a cool silver." Written by Jeanne Stevenson of Destination Yarn, that description inspired one of the palettes of her themed collections of hand-dyed yarn featured in a unique shop, opening this month at 15708 Lorain Avenue.

Meet this talented artist at an open house on Sunday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See the working dye studio of an artist who has been creating and selling themed yarn for 10 years from her home. The collections are inspired by her travels and experiences. They include Hocking Hills, Rustic Barn, Coastal Fog, and even Game of Thrones. Click here to view her collections online. See how her passion for travel, fiber arts, and color, produces unique creations for purchase in this new studio.

Kiwanis Club Offers Food and Fun

The Kiwanis Club of West Park offers all the pancakes you can eat, served with an order of sausages and a beverage on Saturday, April 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cretan Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Only $10 for adults; $5 for children 4 to 12; and no charge for children 3 an under. Carry out is also available. There will be a 50/50 raffle for adults, and a face painter for kids. See details in the flyer, here.

The club, founded in 1927, supports numerous community projects. And, it sponsors and produces the annual Kamm's Corners Independence Day parade. For this year's parade entry form, click here.

Keep Your Family Active This Summer

Building a healthy spirit, mind, and body helps you to achieve overall wellness. The West Park Family YMCA provides a welcoming, stress-free environment for you and your family to explore or rediscover engaging activities! Click here to see what is available for active, older adults as well as for people of all ages, including children.

Summer Camp registration is already underway. Secure your child's place at this popular camp that runs from June 4 through August 10, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays. Kids swim twice a week and learn the basics of different sports and sportsmanship.

Plan now to enjoy the 2nd Annual Wing It with the Y on Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. for all-you-can-eat and drink at West Park Station. Tickets are $25 and benefit the West Park Family YMCA's Annual Campaign, which provides scholarships to those who cannot afford a membership. See the flyer, here.

City Kennel Is Full; Adoption Fees Are Lowered    
The City of Cleveland's Division of Animal Care & Control has reduced its adoption fees in the hopes of getting more dogs out of the kennel and into loving homes. Is one of those homes yours? Each dog is vaccinated, microchipped, spayed/neutered, and comes with a 2018 Cuyahoga County license for only $41. (Reduced from $61 now.)

The City Kennel, 2690 West 7th Street, is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, and from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Walk-in adoptions are accepted, but appointments are encouraged. Make one by emailing or call 216-664-3476. See details

In Other News . . .

Enjoy Coffee with a Cop, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. at Hatfield's Goode Grub, 16700 Lorain Avenue on Friday, April 27. Meet and talk with the officers who serve West Park. This event is sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.

The West Park Young Professional Group is holding a 2018 NFL Draft Party on Thursday, April 26, from 7 to 11 p.m. at Only in Clev, 17025 Lorain Avenue. Find out who the Browns new #1 draft pick will be, plus check out cool Cleveland-themed apparel. See the invitation on Facebook, here.

An Historic Pub Crawl is set for Kamm's Corners on Saturday, April 28, from 1 to 5:30 pm. Presented by The Western Reserve Historical Society's Young Professionals, It starts at Working Class Brewery, 17448 Lorain Avenue. Find tickets and details online here

Saint Augustine Health Ministries will host its annual Top of the Towers Benefit Night
on Friday, April 27, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility, 25777 Detroit Road. Admission is $70 per person before April 13. See all the details, here.

Orchard Park Academy, 14440 Triskett Road, is enrolling now for the 2018-2019 school year, from K through 8th grade. An open house will be held on April 24, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Call 440-340-3202 for more information.

Westpark Community Elementary is accepting enrollment for grades K through 4th grade, with few openings remaining. Don't end up on a waiting list. Call today at 216-688-0272.   

Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar, 17446 Lorain Avenue, offers an Ohio Spring Painting Party, hosted by Grass Root Designs on Thursday, April 19, from 7 to 9 p.m. Create your own work of art in the shape of the Ohio map. Order your tickets, here.

There are many important decisions for voters on the May 8 Primary Election Ballot. These include Governor, US Senate, US Congress, and more. Register now and learn how to change your address or vote by mail, here.     
Office space is available inside the KCDC Building at 17407 Lorain Avenue. See the small professional suite with three rooms and a kitchenette for only $595/month. Call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext 1000 for details.

Save the dates! West Park Walk on Wednesdays (West Park WOW) is a walking program that kicks off on the evening of May 23, and then continues on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month throughout the summer. Details will appear in our spring magazine and in the next e-newsletter.  
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