Inside This Issue
Greek Festival Fills Labor Day Weekend
New Plantings and Clean Sidewalks Brighten Business District
Register Now For The Heroes Run
Star Trek for Heroes Day is Tuesday, September 5
Cone Zone & Grill Now Offers Royal Castle Sliders
Cleveland Senior Walk Is September 7
KCDC Staffer Joins Department of Aging
Greek Festival Fills Labor Day Weekend
he 7th Annual Greek Festival kicks off on Friday, starting at 11 a.m. and takes place over Labor Day Weekend. Produced by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland, the event encompasses West 168th Street from Lorain Avenue south to Albers Avenue and features Greek music, food, and fun daily from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 1, through Sunday, September 3. On Monday (Labor Day) it is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Look for huge tents and plenty of outdoor seating to accommodate all the guests getting their "Opa!" on! Admission is free of charge. Parking is available at the municipal lot as well as at metered spots and on nearby side streets.
DJ Alex Dadas will spin records from 2 to 6 p.m. daily under the main tent. Each evening, live music will be played both inside and outside the dining hall. Dimitri will entertain in the air conditioned main hall with his unique bouzouki music, and Stigma will electrify the night under the main tent from 6 p.m. until closing, daily.
Watch fully costumed Greek dance performances and try your luck at the daily 50/50 raffle. Don't miss it!
New Plantings and Clean Sidewalks Brighten Main Business District
Cleveland Kamm's Area Special Improvement District
has replanted the public planters on Lorain Avenue with a coordinated color palette that offers vibrant color all summer and through the fall season. They're also cleaning the sidewalks, too. We thank the property owners who are a part of the district!
Register Now for the 16th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run on Sunday, September 17
To honor West Park's fallen police officers and firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty, participate in the 16th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run on Sunday, September 17. Registration is underway for this popular 5-Mile Run, 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and the Kids Only race (for children 7 and younger). Both races start and finish at Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. Proceeds benefit the West Park Cleveland Police & Fire Fighters Memorial Scholarship Fund. Click here for details and online registration.
Star Trek for Heroes Day Fundraiser Set for Tuesday, September 5, at PJ McIntyre's Irish Pub
The starship USS Challenger, the West Park based Cleveland chapter of The Federation, an international Star Trek fan organization dedicated to community service, will host their second annual Star Trek for Heroes Day fundraiser on Tuesday, September 5, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., at PJ McIntyre's Irish Pub, 17119 Lorain Avenue. The event features raffles and door prizes. Also, 25% of each participant's tab will be donated to benefit the West Park Cleveland Police & Fire Fighters Memorial Scholarship Fund. See the flyer for details here.
Cone Zone Now Offers Royal Castle Sliders
Who remembers Royal Castle Hamburgers? Those tasty little hamburgers were a big hit in West Park and all across Cleveland. Some of you may remember the local stores at West 140th Street and Triskett Road and the former Kathleen's Kitchen, now the Souper Market.
Well, they're baaack! David Ford of Weber's Ice Cream and owner of the Cone Zone has re-created the recipe, and even has that special Birch Beer to go along with it. At the Cone Zone, 4081 Rocky River Drive, the little hamburgers are being offered at the promotional price of just $1 each. Our Executive Director, Steve Lorenz, stopped in the "Zone" at lunch today. (See the video, here.) Steve said, "These are just how I remember the hamburgers from when I was a little kid. Grilled, with grilled onions and a potato bun, and with cheese if you like. Very, very, tasty!"
The promotional price will continue for awhile. Stop in and show the younger folks what the original fast food was like!
Fun and Fellowship Offered at The 13th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk
The 13th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk
takes place on Thursday, September 7 at Mall C downtown. Presented by the
Cleveland Department of Aging
, the event begins with registration and health screenings at 8:45 a.m. Free T-shirts will be provided to the first 1,000 registered walkers. Cars, vans, and buses may be parked in the Municipal Lot at East 9th Street and the Shoreway for $4, with exact change or credit card required. Free shuttles will transport walkers to and from the lot. Call 216-664-2833 for more information. See the flyer for details,
KCDC Staffer Joins Department of Aging
The City of Cleveland Department of Aging
will gain a new staffer
on Monday, September 11, as KCDC's Housing Assistant Julie Dahlhausen moves into a newly created position to help seniors with housing issues. Julie most recently served as KCDC's Housing Assistant and tracked housing issues and engaged in community organizing. A native of Aurora, she moved to West Park three years ago and started as an intern with KCDC while finishing up her degree at Baldwin-Wallace University, graduating with a focus on community revitalization and grassroots activism.
Reflecting on her full-time employment with us,
Julie said, "
I developed a deep appreciation for the people and businesses of West Park, and enjoyed helping to maintain the neighborhood's exceptional environment."
We wish Julie all the best and know she will contribute greatly to the senior community in her new position.
In Other News . . .
The Fall Festival of Our Lady of Angels Church, 3644 Rocky River Drive,
takes place on Friday, September 8, from 6 to 11 p.m. and Saturday, September 9, from 2 to 11 p.m. featuring midway games for all ages, a huge variety of food, a beer garden, and gift baskets valued at $100 each to be raffled. See all the festival details
Check out the newly renovated VIP Inn, 4107 Rocky River Drive. On Thursday, September 7, from 5 to 8 p.m. the VIP will host ESPN's Cleveland Street Team, featuring Matt Fontana, who will be broadcasting live during the Indians game. Prizes will be offered based on plays in the game. Come for the fun! For more information, call 216-476-2411.
The next Cleveland First District Police Community Relations meeting takes place on Thursday, September 7, at 7 p.m. It is at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue, at West Boulevard and Lorain Avenue. All are welcome.
Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road, invites all to help celebrate its 10 year anniversary in business on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy "barkworthy" specials, food, and raffle items.
Known for its farm-to-table cuisine, AMP 150 at the Cleveland Airport Marriott, 4277 West 150th Street, offers harvest dinners with a menu that reflects the season four times a year. The next one is on Friday, September 22. Click here for details.
Puritas Nursery & Garden Center, 19201 Puritas Avenue, will host a customer appreciation day on Saturday, September 23. Complimentary hot dogs and soft drinks will be offered along with a 30% discount on all purchases.
Cleveland residents my drop-off up to 10 scrap tires at no charge from September 5 through September 9, at the
Division of Waste Collection Service Station at 3727 Ridge Road. No tires with rims and no vehicles with commercial license plates. Call 216-664-3717 for more information.
Looking for something new and exciting to do?
, 3430 Rocky River Drive, offers a variety of enriching programs, seminars, and classes. See their event listing
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