Inside This Issue

Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

Festivities Planned Today in Parking Lot

OLA Fall Festival Offers Changes

Senior Walk Takes Place September 23

Alber Building Renovation Underway

Other News & Events

August 28, 2015

Annual Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

Brought to you by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland the 5th Annual Greek Festival is coming Labor Day Weekend. West 168th Street from Lorain Avenue south to Albers Avenue will be closed for festival use. The fun begins at 11 a.m. on Friday with lunch specials. The event runs daily until 11 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. on Labor Day.

Greek folk dancers in traditional costumes and plenty of Greek
Enjoy a full menu of Greek delights from the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Dine indoors or outside.
food, including young lamb on the spit, will highlight the festival weekend. A DJ will keep the music going from 2 to 6 p.m. followed by live music by Stigma and dancing until closing. Parking is available in the municipal lot. Entry is free of charge.

The celebrity dunk tank returns, hosted by both the West Park Kiwanis Club and the Cretan Party Center. The tank will feature servers from area taverns and local celebrities. Try sending your favorites into the drink! Also, take a chance on the 50/50 raffle, enjoy Greek libations, and immerse yourself in Greek culture. It's like visiting Greece without leaving the corners!

Festivities Planned Today in the Parking Lot

Sports Radio 92.3 The Fan is celebrating its fourth year on the air from various Kamm's Corners venues with a parking lot party this Friday, August 28, starting at 2 p.m. Join the fun at Backstage Bar, P.J. McIntyre's, and West Park Station.

Live boadcasting begins at 2 p.m. from P.J. McIntyre's and then moves to Backstage Bar at 7 p.m. There will be a dunk tank to benefit Beyond Words Foundation for Autism, a "Fan of the Year" contest, and free cake. See the full day's schedule with all the details here
 
OLA Fall Festival Offers a Few Changes

Our Lady of Angels Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive, will hold its annual Fall Festival for two days this year: on Friday, September 11, from 6 to midnight, and on Saturday,
OLA Church
The festival takes place on church grounds.
September 12, from 2 to 11 p.m. Enjoy live music, games for all ages, carnival food, and beverages, but no rides.

New this year, a raffle takes place Saturday evening for a grand prize of $1,000 followed by 52 smaller prize drawings each week throughout the year, averaging $100. Some will be larger. For more information, call the church rectory at 216-252-2332. 


11th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk Takes Place on Mall C, Wednesday, September 23

 
The Annual Senior Walk takes place on September 23.
Wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes for a free one or two-mile walk taking place on Wednesday, September 23, on Mall C downtown, sponsored by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging. Free t-shirts will be provided to the first 1,000 registered walkers. Click here for a link to the flyer and here for the registration form. Health screenings begin at 8:45 a.m. A brief program begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 10 a.m. If it is raining, the walk will take place inside Public Hall.

Walkers are encouraged to car pool. Park in the Municipal Lot at East 9th Street and the Shoreway for $3. Exact change is required. Free shuttles will transport people from the Municipal Lot to Mall C.

For more information, call the Cleveland Department of Aging at 216-664-2833.   

Facade Renovation Begins on Alber Building

Construction has begun on the façade renovation of the Alber
 
Artist rendering of the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue.
Building located at 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. Recently purchased by Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, the building has been largely vacant for years, is in need of significant improvements, and is one of the few buildings in the district that has not been upgraded.

With assistance from the City's Storefront Renovation Program, the renovations will retain the historic character of the building and update its curb appeal with all new storefront windows and doors, sleek modern sign panels, and decorative exterior light fixtures. Exterior renovation is expected to complete in less than 60 days. For leasing information about the project or for information about the Storefront Renovation Program, please contact Ben Campbell of KCDC at ben.campbell@kammscorners.com or (216) 252-6559 ext. 1200. See details about the building, here.  
 
In Other News . . . 

Make Kamm's Corners Farmers Market part of your Sunday tradition.
Farmers set up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens, every Sunday. See why the market was named "Best of the West" by Cleveland Magazine readers once again! Check out the full list of musical acts, chef demos, and special market features here.

Win a Big Green Egg! Support the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market and enter to win a ceramic grill being raffled by Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar. The winner will be selected September 1. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the market.

Neighborhood Family Practice celebrates 35 years in business at a gala event on Saturday, August 29, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at 6412 Franklin Boulevard. Tickets are still available for the evening fundraiser at $75 each and include dinner, drinks, and live music by The Sunrise Jones band. See the flyer here.

The West Park Historical Society celebrates its 10-year anniversary this Sunday, August 30, from 2:30 to 5 p.m. in the Cleveland Metroparks at The Terrace at Big Met Grill, 4811 Valley Parkway. For more information, visit their website.

It's time for the West Park Summer Olympics -- a joint effort of several venues along Lorain Avenue. Register now for the competition taking place this Sunday, August 30. See details.

A community meeting is planned for Wednesday, September 2, at 6:30 p.m. at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue, with Councilman Marty Keane and Cleveland Police Department representatives to discuss neighborhood safety.

Have you tried the Baba Ganoush at Café Felafel, 3854 Riveredge Road? You'll want to try that and more after reading this review by Douglas Trattner in Scene Magazine.
 
A new program is seeking 250 mentors to serve 850 eighth graders in 23 selected Cleveland Metropolitan School District buildings. Selected mentors receive 10 to 12 hours of training to gain the tools needed to be a successful mentor. Learn more here.

An inventory sale takes place on September 10, 11, and 12 at the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3805 West 157th Street, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Expect big bargains on books, CDs, and DVDs. Proceeds will be used to purchase new materials for the branch.

Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road, is throwing an 8th Anniversary Party on September 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the store. All are welcome to enjoy food and beverages along with specials on merchandise. See details in the next e-newsletter.

Plan to participate in the 14th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run on Sunday, September 27, at 8:30 a.m. The race starts and finishes at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. Learn more here.

A November opening is planned for Ace Hardware at Kamms Plaza. Employment applications and return envelopes are now available in a box at the door of the store or may be picked up in the KCDC office, 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200.

Save the date! On Saturday, October 31, join the 2nd Annual Hermes Dead Sprint through Kamm's Corners. Learn more and register now, here.
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