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Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Opens June 8

Asphalt Cinema Adds New Fun

37th Annual Town Meeting: June 25

Sunday Is West Park Summerfest 

Colleen DeCrane Golf Outing & Pig Roast

Light-Activation Installed at Crosswalk

Other News & Events

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May 30, 2014 
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Opens Outdoors on Sunday, June 8
Be sure to stop by the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens at West 168th Street and Lorain Avenue on Sunday, June 8, for the first outdoor Kamm's Corners Farmers Market of the season. New hours are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. In addition to goods from more than 30 vendors, enjoy live music by local favorite Jeff Sherman on opening day. Our featured chef demo will be from the celebrated "farm to table" restaurant, AMP 150, starting at 11:30 a.m. To help kick-off opening day, Yesteryear Horse & Carriage, sponsored by the West Park Kiwanis Club, will offer horse-drawn wagon rides for only $1 per person.
 
Artist Maria Leng will showcase original hand-painted shirts, jewelry, and garden art for sale. Flying Monkey Tye Dye will be selling vibrantly colored clothes, purses, and more! Blood pressure screenings will be offered by Priority Home Health Care.  
 
Please help support the market by dining at Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar on Monday, June 16, from 6 to 9 p.m. Details are in this flyer, which must be presented to your server for 20% of your purchase to benefit Kamm's Corners Farmers Market.

Gardeners! The popular, free perennial exchanges take place on June 15 and October 5. Simply dig up and bring your perennial plants to share or trade. No selling.

Market volunteers are needed! Make new friends while doing good deeds! Help is needed in setting up the market starting at 8 a.m., interacting with shoppers during market hours at our info tent, or tearing down the market at 1 p.m. If you are interested in assisting a couple of Sundays a month, call market manager Bill Markowitz at 216-252-6559, ext. 1400 or email him at kcfarmersmarket@gmail.com.
Asphalt Cinema Adds New Fun for Season 12
Click image for full-size flyer.
With the help of a master facilitator of fun, fresh new activities will take place as the sun goes down this year for our free movie under the stars. At 7 p.m., learn new dance steps, keep the beat with a rhythmic instrument, sing songs, paint self-portraits or characters from the film -- and more! 
 
Local merchants will again provide games with prizes starting at 6:30 p.m. and concessions will be offered by Four Corners Baseball. The movie starts at dusk. 
 
Plan to join us on the third Friday of June, July, and August at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street. Coming movie attractions:
For more details, visit our Community Events page here.

37th Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday Evening, June 25

Please join your neighbors and friends for our 37th Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday, June 25, at River's Edge.

Information will be presented about entering a Visioning Study around the possibility of a merger with neighboring Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation. KCDC Board President George Pofok will speak about the process and how people in the community will participate in the study.

  

Sign-in starts at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. program. This is our second year in a row at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. The parking entrance is north of the driveway to St. Joseph Academy.

Other speakers include Ward 17 Councilman Marty Keane and KCDC Executive Director Steve Lorenz. Both will provide updates on current neighborhood projects. Display tables from local nonprofit agencies, an exciting spontaneous raffle from local merchants, awards, and refreshments make this a fun event, celebrating life in West Park. 

West Park Summerfest Offers Afternoon Fun in Jefferson Park This Sunday

A free festival is being presented by our friends at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation featuring live music on stage throughout the day, food for sale, hands-on art for children, and many interesting attractions. 

The fun takes place at Jefferson Park (between Lorain Avenue and Cooley Avenues on West 133rd Street), from noon to 4 p.m. 

For details, including links to a photo gallery from last year's festival, the flyer, and directions to Jefferson Park, click here.  

The 15th Annual Golf Outing & Pig Roast To Benefit Colleen DeCrane Family Foundation

The Colleen DeCrane Family Foundation was founded in 2000 after Colleen lost her three-year battle with cancer. Its mission is to assist families who are facing an illness to meet their daily needs. Since its inception, the foundation has distributed over $150,000 in assistance to such families. 

 

This year, in celebration of Colleen's life and fifteen years of golfing fun, a pig roast is being included in the outing taking place on Saturday, June 7. Click here for the brochure with all the sign-up information and details.

 

Pedestrian Light-Activation Added to Crosswalk

 

Yesterday, the crosswalk on Lorain Avenue at Kamms Plaza received an enhanced safety feature: light activation. On either side of the crosswalk, a pedestrian may push a button to activate flashing lights, providing a high-visibility, real-time warning that he or she is about to enter the crosswalk. The solar-powered system is coordinated using a wireless radio frequency transmitter. We thank the City of Cleveland and Councilman Keane for this important safety upgrade. Here's Ohio Law regarding Crosswalk Right of Way: 

 

4511.46 Pedestrian on Crosswalk has Right of Way 

When traffic controls are not in place or not in operation, a driver shall yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the roadway in a crosswalk when the pedestrian is upon the same half of the roadway as the driver, or so close as to be in danger. No pedestrian shall step off the curb and walk or run into the path of vehicles so close as to be an immediate hazard.

In Other News...
 
A treasured West Park tradition, St. Joseph Academy's Walk of the Roses, takes place on Tuesday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. Please join the many family, friends, alumnae, and neighbors who line Rocky River Drive to cheer on the white robed graduating class of 2014, as they make their way from the academy at 3470 Rocky River Drive south to Our Lady of Angels Church, each carrying a dozen red roses.
 
 The West Park Family Branch of the YMCA invites golfers to join the fun at their annual golf outing at Hickory Nut Golf Course  in Columbia Station on Friday, June 27. The registration form has all the details. Click here
 
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland is offering up to $7,500 in home repair grants to eligible residents. Due to high demand, it is anticipated these grants will be available only through July 1. If you are interested in applying, act fast. Read the details here.
 
The St. Mark Catholic School annual Run for the Arts takes place Saturday, June 7. Funds raised will provide a full-time art teacher for the school as well as drama programs for the students. Click here for all the details.
 
Soup isn't only for cold weather! Try a cold gazpacho and triple grilled cheese sandwich from Souper Market, 16804 Lorain Avenue. Read the recent Cleveland.com review here
 
The West Park Kiwanis Club's Independence Day Parade steps off at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 4. Registration is $35 before June 19 and $50 after, so apply early! Make checks payable to the West Park Kiwanis Club. Download the application here.  
 
Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar received rave reviews from an area blogger. See what she had to say and view the many photos of appetizers, entrees, drinks, desserts, and more included here.  
 
Age Line Home Health & Adult Daycare Services, 4350 Rocky River Drive, is now collecting donations for its annual Porch Sale fundraiser. Eliminate your clutter for a good cause! Donate items with resale value by dropping them off between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The Porch Sale is Friday, June 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to browse and buy! 
 
Does YOUR big idea improve your community in a self-sustaining way by selling goods or services? Then YOU can be a part of SEA Change. Over $50,000 is available in seed funding, with another $10,000 available to collegiate social enterprises and $5,000 to high school social enterprises. Learn more about this opportunity here. 
 
Save the Date! The 32nd Annual Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival takes place July 18 through 22. It's a fun weekend at the Berea Fairgrounds. See all the details here
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