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5 Points Coffee & Tee Adds Soup and Pick-up Window

Kiwanis Club Holds Clambake

Halloween Fun Abounds Here

Crafters & Home-based Business Fundraiser Planned

Other News
October 2, 2017
Soup Added to the Menu and Pick-up Window Installed at 5 Points Coffee & Tea
Last month, 5 Points Coffee & Tea opened at the intersection of 3600 West Park Road and West 159th Street. Since then, owner Conor Boylen who hails from County Kildare in Ireland, has added a convenient pick-up window. Now you may pull in curbside and grab a beverage or baked good to go. When doing so, please don't block any of the neighbors' driveways.  
Of course, all are welcome inside this cozy establishment. And, starting today, soup is on the menu served daily from 11 a.m.  Hours are:
Weekdays: 6:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.  
This Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. get into the Halloween spirit by joining in pumpkin painting, conducted by barista Mimi. Supplies are $5 for children under the age of 10 and $10 for ages 10 and older. Register in advance on or before Friday, September 29. RSVP on the Facebook event here or by calling the shop at 216-452-6637. Speaking of pumpkins, new on the menu is pumpkin spice lattes for fall with apple cider drinks coming. T-shirts, hoodies, and mugs are now available, too. Check the schedule for live music from Irishman Andrew McManus, too.  
West Park Kiwanis Club "Tailgate" Clambake Set for Sunday, October 8  
All are invited to savor the fare at the 4th Annual West Park Kiwanis Club clambake fundraiser. Chef Steve Nikolakis will work his magic at The Cretan Center, 3853 West 168th Street. The fun begins at 1 p.m. with the Browns game shown on a big screen.   
Dinner is $25 per person and will be served at half time. It includes:
  • 1 dozen clams
  • 1/2 chicken
  • sweet potato
  • corn on the cob
  • clam chowder
To reserve your dinner, e-mail club president Nell Byrd at Payment by check must arrive before Thursday, October 5. Details will be provided when you make your reservation via email. All proceeds go to local and national charities supported by the club.  
Fun Halloween Activities Abound  
Start putting together your Halloween costume now for fun activities taking place at nearby locations before the actual Halloween night of October 31. A good place to begin is at Starship Earth, 16880 Lorain Avenue, featuring masks galore, professional makeup, full face appliances, wigs, costumes, and costume accessories. Need rubbers snakes, rats, cats, or spiders? They're here! It's fun just visiting the store. For a full list of what's available, visit them online.  
When your costume is together, here are some neighborhood venues for showing it off:
On Saturday afternoon, October 28, the West Park Family YMCA invites families with children to celebrate safely inside the gymnasium at 15501 Lorain Avenue, from noon to 2 p.m. The fun includes a haunted walk, cookie decorating, face painting, a photo booth, and family games. No pre-registration is needed. Come dressed in a fun or scary Halloween costume. See the event flyer with details, here.   
Earlier that day, join the 4th Annual Hermes Dead Sprint through Kamm's Corners! This year's event includes a chip-timed 5K race through the neighborhood and a "Little Monster Candy Dash (not timed) for kids ages 8 and younger ($10 each). The 5K is $30 each, but $35 on race day, starting at 7:30 a.m. for the 8:30 a.m. race. Top finishers in the 5K race will receive awards. The event begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, where a post-race party takes place. Click here for all the details.  
Also that day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Halloween Comic Fest returns to Carol & John's Comic Book Shop inside Kamms Plaza at 17462 Lorain Avenue. Kids, families, and cosplayers get to enjoy free comics, candy, and professional photography services. Anyone in costume will be invited to take age-appropriate comic books. See a list of what's being offered, here.  
Later that evening, West Park Station and Backstage Bar will be teaming up again for their Annual Fright Night party, featuring their popular annual costume contest with $1,200 in cash and prizes. Judging for the contest starts around 9:30 p.m. The winners will be announced at midnight.    
Neighborhood Trick-or-Treating takes place in Cleveland on Tuesday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. Stay safe!   
Crafters and Home-based Business Owners Sought for Fundraiser 
Plan to participate in the West Park Community Elementary School Craft and Vendor Show fundraiser taking place on Saturday, November 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the school at 16210 Lorain Avenue. The following direct sales are already scheduled: Avon, Jamberry, LuLaRoe, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Stella and Dot, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-one, and Tupperware.
Crafters and few other vendors are welcome! Interested? To reserve a table, please email the event coordinator, Jen Barker, at or text 216-337-5095.  
In Other News . . .
Shop Kamm's Corners Farmers Market one more Sunday, October 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Visit the website here for news about the chef demo, musical act, art feature, and more. 
From 6 to 8 p.m. this evening (10/2), visit a housing clinic being held at Saint Patrick Church, 4427 Rocky River Drive, to talk with representatives from Cleveland Housing Court and their partner organizations such as Cleveland Building, Health, and Aging Departments, Cleveland Legal Aid, and Cleveland Restoration Society.  
Known for its farm-to-table cuisine, AMP 150 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott, 4277 West 150th Street, offers harvest dinners with a menu that reflects the season four times a year. The next one is on Friday, November 10. Click here for details.  
The monthly 1st District Police Community Relations meeting takes place at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue, On Thursday, October 5, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. A canned-good donation is appreciated.   
West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, invites all to a service of installation for the new pastor, Reverend Jason Thompson. It will take place at 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 8.   
Looking to make some home improvements? KeyBank, 17138 Lorain Avenue, is offering a low-interest home improvement loan at 3% points below normal bank rates. Stop in the bank or call 216-941-2600 for more information.
The West Park Young Professionals club is looking to expand its membership. Learn more and join by reading the application here.    
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