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Saint Patrick's Day Festivities in Kamm's Corners

Register Now for The Hooley on Kamm's Corners

Spring Safety Meeting Set for March 21

Newton D. Baker School of the Arts Chess Club Wins
First Place

Citizens Police Academy Starts on
April 4

Bulk Pick-up and Recycling Details

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Named Finalist in Best of the West

Other News
March 15, 2018

Saint Patrick's Day Festivities in Kamm's Corners

As luck would have it, Saint Patrick's Day falls on a Saturday this year, and Kamm's Corners is THE place to celebrate! Festivities start with early morning Irish breakfasts and end with live bands performing into the night. In between, don't forget the big parade downtown, which starts at 1:04 p.m., leaving Superior Avenue and East 18th Street and ending at the intersection of Rockwell Avenue and Ontario Street. See this year's parade details here.

Remember to "go green" in more ways than one by leaving your car at home. Use public transit, Uber, Lyft, or walk to Kamm's Corners' pubs and restaurants. If you must drive, please park in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens or other legal parking areas. Cars will be towed from Kamms Plaza by Marc's if their drivers are not shopping at Marc's. Stay safe!

Click here for a listing of festivities in the heart of Kamm's Corners from page 10 in the winter issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine. It also lists the local fish fry venues.  

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

Cold weather got you down? Think ahead to The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™! Be part of the fun by reserving a spot for your business, organization, or art. Applications are now being accepted for the big day on Saturday, May 12! That's when Lorain Avenue will be filled with 30,000 people visiting 100 booths! Let one of those be yours and become part of the excitement! Showcase your business or organization to West Park and surrounding communities from noon to 8 p.m. that day as a:   
  • Food Vendor
  • Commercial Sales Vendor
  • Arts/Crafts/Gifts Vendor
  • Family area Vendor
  • Non-profit Vendor SOLD OUT!
Live music, festival food, engaging entertainment, and family activities take place all day produced 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). Ask questions and feel free to comment at the meeting taking place on Wednesday, March 21, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Meet our friends in blue, hear important safety information, and have your concerns addressed.

Newton D. Baker School of the Arts Chess Club Wins First Place

The Chess Club at Newton D. Baker School of Arts took First Place in Middle School and First Place in Intermediate 4th/5th for Under 500 Group. The team trophies shown in the photo represent the accumulation of four Saturday tournaments that started in the fall and ended on Saturday, March 10. The school competed with students from all over the county, including those from Hawken, Menlo Park, Patrick Henry, Rocky River Schoolls, Solon Schools, Shaker Schools, University School, Bechwood Middle School, and many more.

Congratulations to the winners and to the school's chess mentors: Jeff Hitchlock and Pete Andreus.

Citizens Police Academy Starts on April 4

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 tours off site. What will you learn?

  • Overview of the course, department organization, community oriented policing, terrorism awareness
  • Patrol techniques
  • Laws of arrest, search and seizure, rules of evidence, civil liability, recruitment
  • DUI/Traffic Stops, verbal judo (the art of persuasion), force continuum
  • Internet fraud, crimes against children

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 

Bulk Pick-Up and Recycling Details

Wondering when to put out bulk items? See the 2018 Department of Public Works Division of Waste Collection pick-up schedule here. It includes set-out guidelines of weekly recycling and waste carts, bulk items/tire disposal, and yard waste disposal. For more extensive guidelines, click here. See the holiday schedule for 2018, here. In addition, Cuyahoga County offers  further details and options for paper shredding, medication disposal, electronics and computer drop-offs, and more. Click here.  
Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Named a Finalist for Best of the West 2018

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. See ticketing details and more information, here. We are pleased to be in the company of other local finalists:
Join the party on April 12, to support your favorites. See the complete list of finalists here.   
In Other News . . .

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital is holding the 2nd Annual Spring for Hope to support the Rocky River Autism Center

Mr. Hero is now open at 3770 Rocky River Drive in Kamms Plaza, featuring their signature submarine-style burger and other hefty sandwiches. Open Monday through Thursday, from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 216-860-4869.

Need home repairs? Contractors are more available now and customers 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 at Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland at 216-458-4663 to discuss your needs or email

The Public House, 17219 Lorain Avenue, has been a popular gathering place for generations! Yesterday they unveiled a new website featuring their menu, live music schedule, hours, and more. See it here.

The West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3805 West 157th Street offers Kids Cafe. It's an after school meal, courtesy of the Cleveland Food Bank, provided every day from Monday through Friday, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call 216-623-2800 for more information.

On Saturday, March 24, Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, 16800 Lorain Avenue, will feature a live Mariachi band from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate their 8th anniversary. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine with food and drink specials offered all day. Call 216-941-4424 for details.   

West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, offers a community meal on Sunday, March 25, from 11:30 to 1 p.m. The menu is ham, cheesy potatoes, green beans, and assorted desserts. Open to the public, there is no charge.

Also at West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, is a "Fabulous 50s Fund-Raising Dinner" in support of its capital campaign. The event is Saturday, April 14, at 6:30 p.m. A family-style dinner of classic meatloaf, fried chicken, scalloped potatoes, and Jello salad will be served, along with apple pie a la mode for dessert at a charge of $15 for adults and $5 for children under 12. A sing-a-long of 1950s pop hits follows dinner. Guests may purchase tickets for a chance to win themed gift baskets throughout the night. Call the church office at 216-671-7228 to purchase a ticket. Seating is limited so don't delay! 
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.

Certified hypnotist Jerome Masek has retired from his day job and now offers expanded hours, by appointment, Monday-Saturday at West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Dr. Are you stressed? Contact him at 216-2120-5504, or .

West Park Community Elementary is now enrolling grades K through 4th for the 2018-2019 school year. There are a few openings in each grade, but hurry to avoid a waiting list. Call 216-688-0271 or visit the 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.  
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. Use code KAMMSC when purchasing tickets to get $2 off the $16 per ticket for non-CIFF members, starting on Friday, March 23. The festival runs from April 4 through April 15.

The West Park Kiwanis Club is seeking participants for the annual Kamm's Corners Independence Day Parade, taking place on Wednesday, July 4, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Click here for the application. Before June 25, registration is $70, except local non-profits pay $35. After June 25, the registration fee is $100 for all.  

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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