Inside this issue

Register Now for The Hooley on Kamm's Corners

Spring Safety Meeting Set for March 21

Buy it. Fix it. Keep it. with NHS of Greater Cleveland

Upcoming Events at the West Park Family YMCA

Spring for Hope Offers Support for Families Touched by Autism

Kamm's Corners Magazine On Line

Other News
March 1, 2018

Register Now to be a Vendor at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™

From thrilling bagpipers to freshly popping kettle corn, these signal the arrival of our spring celebration on Saturday, May 12! That's the day Lorain Avenue will be filled with 30,000 people visiting 100 booths at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™! Be part of the excitement! Showcase your business or organization to West Park and surrounding communities from noon to 8 p.m. that day.

There are five ways to participate:  
  • Food Vendor
  • Commercial Sales Vendor
  • Arts/Crafts/Gifts Vendor
  • Family area Vendor
  • Non-profit Vendor
Live music, festival food, engaging entertainment, and family activities take place all day presented by Kamm's Corners Development Corporation with presenting sponsor Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. For all the registration details, click here.   
Spring Safety Meeting Set for March 21   
Join First District Commander Daniel Fay, Officer Tim Riley, Councilman Marty Keane, and representatives of Kamm's Corners Development at a Spring Safety Meeting to be held at the West Park Historical Society hall at 17401 Lorain Avenue (the KCDC Building). The meeting will take place Wednesday, March 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Join your neighbors to meet our friends in blue, hear important safety information, and have your concerns addressed.

Buy it. Fix it. Keep it. with NHS of Greater Cleveland

Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHS), the only licensed nonprofit lender in Ohio, is offering home repair loans of up to $60,000 for qualified applicants, and neither credit score nor current home equity are determinants. Projects range from a new roof or driveway to installation of accommodations for seniors or the disabled. NHS will work with applicants to accommodate their specific financial situations, including multiple term and payment options. All loans are originated, underwritten, and serviced through NHS.

To help borrowers ensure quality and legitimacy of repair work, NHS provides construction management services to make sure safety comes first and all needs are met. March is ideal to undertake repairs or renovations. Contractors have greater availability now, and borrowers are more likely to secure the time frame that works best. Not sure how to select a contractor or where to begin? Contact Mary Nighswander to discuss your needs at 216-458-4663 or

Upcoming Events at the West Park Family YMCA

Movie Night (Pajamas, Punch, and Popcorn) happens on Friday, March 9, at 7 p.m. See the movie, Space Jam, in the gym. Wear your pajamas and bring pillows or blankets to keep yourself comfy. Free for full members. Program members: $5/family. Community members: $10/family.

Youth Soccer and Youth Baseball League: Registration deadline is Monday, March 5, for the 10-week season. (One game and one practice per week.

Coffee with the Cops takes place on Thursday, March 8, at 11:45 a.m. Cleveland Police officers will talk about safety and answer questions from residents. All are welcome. Snacks and coffee will be provided.

Spring for Hope Offers Support for Families Touched by Autism

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital is holding the 2 nd
Annual Spring for Hope for the Rocky River Autism Center on Thursday, April 12, at 6 p.m. They are looking for sponsors and attendees at the event. Please click here for a brief video of a family that was one of the recipients of the scholarships last year. Learn more about opportunities to help, here.  

Read the Winter Issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine

Delivery begins next week, but read the winter issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine online right now, here. If you've been seeing red as you drive along the Metroparks Valley Parkway recently, it could be due to the new coat of red paint on the historic Tyler Barn, previously thought of as "the old green barn." See our story on page 6 for a history of the barn and the tale behind its new color. The cover photo was taken by Joe Outlaw on December 13. 
In Other News . . .

All Cleveland residents, stakeholders, and community development partners are invited to help determine how community development block grant dollars should be spent. Please complete a survey about priorities and activities important to you at this link

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market (KCFM) is proud to be recognized by Cleveland Magazine as a 2018 finalist for Best of the West. As a result, KCFM will appear at the annual Best of the West party at LaCentre Conference Banquet Facility in Westlake from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, April, 12. Kamm's Corners Ice Cream Co., 3764 Rocky River Drive, is also a finalist! See ticketing details and more information, here.

A workshop on health, community, and climate change takes place here in Kamm's Corners on Wednesday, March 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the West Park Historical Society, 17401 Lorain Avenue. Join your neighbors to develop ideas and connect them with resources for action. The workshops is free! See details here.   

The next West Park Neighbor Night takes place on Wednesday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. Share neighborhood info, nurture new connections, and experience the power of networking. Dinner is provided.   
Need office space? Check out the small suite inside the KCDC building at 17407 Lorain Avenue. Three offices and a kitchenette for only $595/month are available now. Call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext 1000 for details.

Do you have a business plan but need help in preparing a loan application? Meet the Lenders is a free event at Cleveland State University's College of Business on March 14. See details here.

West Park Community Elementary and Middle Schools are now enrolling grades K through 8th for the 2018-2019 school year. See the flyer, here. Call 216-688-0271 or visit their website for an enrollment form here

Calling all teens interested in the performing arts! Cleveland Public Theatre offers auditions on March 18 and March 24 for their Student Theatre Enrichment Program. Click here for the details.

NHS of Greater Cleveland invites you to the Bring it Home luncheon and debut event of the St. Clair Ballroom at Key Tower. Reserve your sponsorship, tables, and seating here.  
KCDC is an official CIFF42 EMBRACE CURIOSITY neighborhood outreach partner to help spread the word about the Cleveland International Film Festival season. Look for voucher giveaways via our Facebook and Twitter posts starting in late March. The festival runs from April 4 through April 15.

A Citizen Police Academy starts on Wednesday, April 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. in the KCDC Community Room, 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200A. Officer Tim Riley of the Cleveland Division of Police will conduct the classes on five consecutive Wednesdays in the community room followed by two off site. Those successfully completing the course are eligible for a ride-along to witness police work in action. Apply by calling Officer Riley at 216-623-3335 or emailing

The West Park Historical Society will be holding an open house for the grand opening of their new location, 17401 Lorain Avenue, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. All are welcome! 
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