Inside This Issue

Spaghetti Dinner to Support West Park Tomorrow Evening

Local Lenten Fish Fries Are Legion

The Hooley on Kamm's Corners Returns

Freshly Renovated Home for Sale

Free Ice Skating at Halloran Rink Next Friday

Other News & Events

February 12, 2016
West Park Kiwanis Club Offers Spaghetti Dinners Tomorrow Evening for a Good Cause

Founded in 1927, the Kiwanis Club of West Park has a rich history of providing support to numerous community projects including Meals on Wheels , the Cleveland Heroes Run , the West Park Family YMCA , Fairview Hospital , the West Park Historical Society , and more. The club sponsors and runs the Kamm's Corners Independence Day Parade , too.

Help support the fine work of the club by bringing your family and friends to the spaghetti dinner tomorrow, Saturday, February 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Details are in the flyer. 
 
L ocal Lenten Fish Fries Are Legion
 
Lent began on February 10, so the ubiquitous Friday fish fries
Stay in the neigbhorhood for the many fish fry options.
and meatless offerings have already begun. Stick around West Park by selecting among the following options:
 
Dante's Pizza, 4176 Rocky River Drive, 216-251-0744
Gene's Place, 3730 Rocky River Drive, 216-252-1741
Ironwood Cafe , 17209 Lorain Avenue, 216-860-1190
K&K Portage Market, 3364-A Warren Road, 216-941-8029
Our Lady of Angels Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive, 216-252-2332.
P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub , 17119 Lorain Avenue, 216-941-9311
Public House, 17219 Lorain Avenue, 216-252-6608
Red Lantern, 17446 Lorain Avenue (Kamms Plaza), 216-331-1458
West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, 216-476-2000
St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral , 3256 Warren Road, 216-941-5550
St. Mel Church, 14436 Triskett Road, 216-671-9833
Seven Seas Seafood , 15725 Lorain Avenue, 216-941-1359
 
The Hooley on Kamms Corners™ Returns
Vendors & Artists May Apply Now

West Park's Homecoming Celebration, The Hooley on Kamms Corners™, features great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more. The seventh annual event runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street on Saturday, May 14.

All West Park business owners are invited to participate, including new businesses, home-based businesses, and non-profit organizations. This is a prime opportunity to showcase your business directly to some 30,000 visitors at this popular community event.

Completed applications and vendor fees must be received in our office by March 31. Details and online information are accessible on our website here.

Cleveland Bazaar, Northeast Ohio's longest-running indie hand-made event, is partnering with The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ to curate a handmade arts and crafts event inside The Hooley™-- and it will be even larger than last year's footprint. This is a juried event, and all applicants must be accepted by Cleveland Bazaar to participate. No mass-made items will be accepted. Artist applications are available here.

For more information, email TheHooley@kammscorners.com or leave a message at 216-252-6559, ext. 1500 for a return call.
   
Freshly Renovated Home For Sale

 
 
Kamm's Corners Development Corporation purchased and renovated a charming three-bedroom home at 16005 Woodbury Avenue. It is ready for sale to a qualified buyer who intends to live in the house on this popular, family-friendly street.
 
Improvements include new roofs on both the house and garage and all new electrical wiring. The kitchen is all new, including new counter tops, cabinets, floors, and appliances. The two bathrooms have been completely remodeled, and the basement features a finished area.
 
This home is move-in ready! It is conveniently located near major freeways, the airport, and the Cleveland Metroparks. We will sell the home only to an owner occupant.
 
Interested? Please call Kevin O'Malley at RE/MAX Pros, 216-496-8862.

Free Ice Skating For the Entire Family

On Friday, February 19, beat the winter blues and enjoy outdoor fun with your family from 5 to 7 p.m. at Halloran Ice Rink, 3550 West 117th Street.

Neighborhood Family Practice is sponsoring this FREE family fitness activity. Gather your family and friends for:
  • Fun-filled craft making and games
  • Prize wheel and giveaways
  • Snacks and refreshments
For information, call Megan Meister at 216-281-8945, ext. 291.  

In Other News . . . 

Good news! Our own Gyro World (slide 19) and Souper Market (slide 41) made the guide to 40 Fast Casual Restaurants in Greater Cleveland at the Cleveland.com article here.

Monday Night at the Movies is back at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Each month, a different movie is featured, and it is FREE! On February 15, "Meat the Truth" begins at 7 p.m. followed by an optional discussion. Click here for a list of the movies.

The West Park Family YMCA spring program sign-up is underway.
Stop by the facility at 15501 Lorain Avenue, or call 216-941-5410 for program information, including sports, aquatics, wellness programs, group exercises, and more. Membership is reasonable and pays for itself in improved health.

The West Park Early Childhood PTA presents Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Saturday, March 12,
for two seatings: 8:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark Church, 15800 Montrose Avenue. Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for Children ages 12 and under. Read details here

Westpark Community School, 16210 Lorain Avenue, will hold a spring craft/vendor show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Local crafters and small business vendors are welcome. Email Jen Barker at barkerbags@yahoo.com for registration details.

Join "Jig and Jog," a 5k race and 1-mile walk through Kamm's Corners on Saturday, March 19, at 10 a.m. The event begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avnue. It is the host and title sponsor of the event, which benefits the River's Edge Women's Outreach Center on Rocky River Drive. Register online here.  

The West Park Historical Society presents a talk on the Cleveland Bomber Plant given by historian Bill Meixner on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 p.m. at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. The event is free, but donations to the historical society are appreciated.

Leadership Cleveland seeks recognized, senior-level positional leaders who are ready to become empowered with knowledge, skills, and relationships to advance and deepen their community impact. Apply for programs online here.


KCDC is proud to be a community outreach sponsor of the Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) again this year. It takes place March 30 through April 10 at Tower City Cinemas and neighborhood screening locations.

A
re you a young professional with energy to give back to the community? Look into the The West Park Young Professionals group. Meetings are held monthly at various local venues. See the membership form here or e-mail westparkyp@gmail.com for more information.
 
The Republican National Convention is coming to Cleveland in just a few short months.
What does that mean for you and the community? Click here and select "I am a Northeast Ohio Resident" to sign up for exclusive information from the 2016 Host Committee's community update newsletter, the local's guide to the convention. To register your business for the Supplier Guide, click here.

The facade renovation is complete on the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue, making it an attractive place to locate a business. Click here for a photo and details.   
 
Neighborhood Connections may be able to help your community group through its small grants program, ranging in awards from $500 to $5,000. Learn how to apply here.    

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