Donate Socks, Gloves, and Hats
Free Ice Skating at Halloran Park on Friday, February 24
Local Irish Dancers Win BIG
My Reclaimed Life Seeks Help to Purchase New Sign
Athens Pizzeria Wins First Place in Pizza Bake-off
Gala Open House Coming in February
Other News & Events
Donate Socks, Gloves, and Hats at West Park Station for OLA Student Project
This week, the students of Our Lady of Angels School are
collecting items for the Socks Plus Initiative. The program, created and coordinated by the Community West Foundation, collects socks, gloves, hats, and other necessities that are then distributed to the homeless men, women, and children of Greater Cleveland.
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West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, is a convenient drop off for donations of new socks (single or multi-packs), gloves (adult and children's), or hats that can make a difference in someone's life during Cleveland's colder months. Students are also bringing collected donations to their classrooms. West Park Station has offered a pizza party to the classroom with the greatest number of donations. See the flyer here for all the details.
Free Ice Skating at Halloran Ice Rink Offered by Neighborhood Family Practice
On Friday, February 24, from 5 to 7 p.m. take your family and friends to Cleveland Halloran Park Ice Rink, 3550 West 117th Street, for an evening of ice skating and fun, sponsored by Neighborhood Family Practice.
This free event includes admission and skates as well as:
* Fun-filled craft making and games
* Prize wheel and giveaway items
* Snacks and refreshments
See the invitation on Facebook, here.
Neighborhood Family Practice is a community health center dedicated to partnering with the community for everyone's best health. Click here for a list of locations.
Local Irish Dancers Win BIG
The World Irish Dance Championships in Dublin, Ireland, will take place during the week of Easter! Ten dancers from Brady Campbell School of Irish Dance will compete in what is considered the Olympics of Irish Dance:
Charlie Brady Campbell
Aislinn Kane Elek (West Park)
Nolan Kane Elek (West Park)
Lizzie McGuire (West Park)
Bela Burke's father owns West Park Barber Shop, West Park Beauty Salon, and West Park Premier Lounge. And, Charlie Brady Campbell is the daughter of Patrick and Rebecca Brady Campbell, both teachers at the school. Both spent years dancing
in the well-known Michael Flatley's "Lord of the Dance."
"The kids have come a long way and are focused to put Cleveland on the Irish Dance map worldwide," said dance teacher Patrick Campbell. He and the two other primary teachers, Rebecca Brady Campbell and Bobby Masterson, couldn't be prouder.
Also, stay tuned! Brady Campbell School of Irish Dance was asked to audition on NBC's "America's Got Talent" back in December. They are waiting to see whether they will be invited to perform at the LIVE shows in Burbank, California.
Brady Campbell School of Irish Dance has been open since 2007, with two locations: one above P.J. McIntyre's in West Park and a studio in Avon Lake.
My Reclaimed Life Holds Fundraiser for New Sign
The cozy boutique offering vintage and antique goods at 16205 Lorain Avenue, needs a street sign. Open since September 1, My Reclaimed Life features the work of local artists for sale. Proprietor Chelsea Jenkins said,
"I have relied on social media, word-of-mouth, and networking with local businesses to describe what my shop offers. But, the former Humbert Studio sign remains where my new sign would go."
To pay for a new sign, a fundraiser is taking place at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, on Saturday, February 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for all-you-can-eat pizza and wings. Domestic draft beer will be included. Optional Chinese raffles and side boards will be offered. (Click here for the Facebook invitation.) Your help is needed, so rally with your friends and family for a good time for a good cause.
Chelsea has given back to the community by donating goods to needy families and volunteering on community projects such as the Holiday Showcase for Kamm's Corners Farmers Market. And, she will be Artist Alley Curator for The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™. This is a way to help her increase business for greater success. For more information, call 216-532-5326.
Athens Pizzeria Wins First Place at West Park Pizza Bake-Off
The Third Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off was held on Monday January 23,
gym and cafeteria.
A steady stream of people sampled all they could eat pizza from the six participating pizza shops (Athens, Bella, Brothers, Mr. Patino's, Primoz, and Romeo's) throughout the evening.
The large crowd consumed well over 200 half-sheet pizza of all types, and cast more than 400 votes in total for West Park's Best Pizza - People's Choice.
The Winners of the People's Choice awards were: First place Athens Pizzeria, Second place Brothers Pizza, and Third place Bella Pizza.
Patty Harken of Fox 8 News in the Morning, Carmen Angelo Tedesco of News Radio WTAM 1100, and Ross Keller of Italian Creations in Lakewood were the celebrity judges of West Park's Best Pizza. The winners of the Best Pizza are: First place Athens Pizzeria, Second place Brothers Pizza, and Third place Romeo's Pizza.
"Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the participants, you are part of what makes West Park great," said Jeff Quinn of St. Pat's Holy Name Society and the event organizer. He was very pleased with this year's bake-off and looks forward to next year's competition.
Register Now to Join Jig and Jog in March
Plan now to participate in "Jig and Jog," a 5k race and 1-mile walk through Kamm's Corners, taking place on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. The event begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, which is the host and title sponsor of the sixth annual event. Proceeds this year will benefit the Senior Services Fund of KCDC. West Park Station will offer lunch specials following the event and a watch party for the NCAA basketball tournament. The first 50 registrations will get $3 off the $20 registration for the race. The walk is $15. Click here to register for "Jig and Jog."
Enrollment Continues Through March 29 for Cleveland's International Language School
One of the most effective ways for children to learn a second language is through a program of full language immersion. Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) offers both Mandarin and Spanish Immersion classes at its tuition-free, public school at 13442 Lorain Avenue.
Open to all Ohio residents, GALA offers small class sizes and extended school days. All students are welcome with no prior language skills required. Registration is underway for the 2017/18 school year. Register here for an upcoming open house with light refreshments, taking place:
- Thursday, February 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, February 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Click here for the open house flyer. Call 216-315-7942 for more information.
In Other News . . .
The West Park Kiwanis Club holds its annual spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 11, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at The Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Tickets are available at the door. See the flyer here for all the details.
Souper Market, 16804 Lorain Avenue, is under the new management of Wes Daniels. He worked for Souper Market for years and now has achieved his entrepreneurial dream of owning his own franchise. Give the new place a try!
Fireside Candles and More is open for business in the storefront at 15903 West Park Road. The company produces highly scented, hand poured wax candles made with lead-free wicks and offers 50 different fragrances, greeting cards, small antiques, and gift items. Call 440-385-7457 for information.
To help local families choose a high school, Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation is hosting a West Side High School Fair at the John Marshall High School campus on Thursday, March 2, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This event will give families a look at the 16 CMSD high school options on the west side and downtown, including four new schools opening this fall.
Second floor office space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. First floor office and retail space is available at the KCDC Building, 17401 Lorain Avenue, across from Kamms Plaza. Click here for details.
Ben Kim, DDS, has relocated his dental practice, A Caring Dental Group, to 3736 Rocky River Drive in Kamms Plaza. For more information, call 216-438-8375.
Mashawi Darna Restaurant has opened in the former space of Cafe Falafel at 3843 Riveredge Road (across from Fairview Hospital). The restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine and features lunch specials. Call 216-688-0330 for more.
A block club is composed of neighbors who come together to share information, identify concerns, and act collectively to address the concerns. Members also develop friendships and hold social events. If you are interested in starting a block club, call Julie Dahlhausen at 216-252-6559, ext. 1300, for more information.
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