Inside This Issue

Fundraiser Pleases the Palate at Wine in the Holidays

Help Make a West Park Family Happy

Winter Wonderland Returns

Ace Hardware Opens

Indoor Market Sunday December 13

Other News & Events

November 16, 2015

KCDC's Fundraiser Pleases the Palate with Delicious Food and Wine and More

On Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. shake off winter chills by joining the fun at 19201 Puritas Avenue. Enjoy the magic and splendor of the 12th Annual Wine in the Holidays event at Puritas Nursery, transformed from an historical retail garden center into a party place filled with sparkling lights and holiday decor.

Dress comfortably or chic for the pleasures of the palate blooming "under glass" in this unique greenhouse setting. Indulge in hearty hors d'oeuvres from caterer AMP 150, the fine farm-to-table restaurant inside the Marriott Hotel on West 150th Street. Select among six wines and a choice of specialty beers. Hear a live combo providing just the right mix of music to set the evening's mood. Let the child in you enjoy the twelve sets of trains traveling through the live greenery at this adult event.

Reservations are only $45 per person in advance and include a chance at winning valuable prizes. Learn more and make your reservations here or by calling Jackie at  216-252-6559, ext. 1000. Thanks to our sponsors: Rocksolid Stone Works, AMP 150, Public House, and Puritas Nursery.

Help to Make a West Park Family Happier on   Thanksgiving
Volunteers are needed for the morning of Saturday, November 21, at the St. Pat's Hunger Center, to pack and deliver groceries for more than 300 needy families in time for Thanksgiving. To join the effort, meet at 9 a.m. inside Thorpe Hall, 4427 Rocky River Drive.

Monetary donations are also welcome. For more information, call the rectory at 216-251-8286.

Winter Wonderland Returns to Kamm's Corners

Join the fun under the clock at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 4, as friends and neighbors gather for a mini-concert and sing-along with the St. Joseph Academy Chorale under the stars at Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue.

Sip hot chocolate from the West Park Kiwanis Club and enjoy the ceremonial turning on of the lights followed by the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Clause from the north by horse-drawn sleigh! They'll leave the sleigh behind to greet the families and lead everyone to Kamms Plaza for a free indoor Star Wars-themed Winter Wonderland, complete with comic books, crafts, refreshments, and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

Sleigh rides around the plaza are set for that night and will continue free of charge on Friday, December 11 and 18. The complimentary sleigh rides depart from the tower corner at 6 p.m.  on December 11 and 18, with the last trip leaving around 7:40 p.m. Heavy rain or ice will cause the rides to be cancelled. Bundle up and enjoy this family friendly treat!

ACE Hardware Opens

Check out the offerings at the new ACE Hardware store in Kamms Plaza, 3780 Rocky River Drive. Family owned and locally operated E&H Hardware Group now offers West Park a spectrum of hardware products and more.

Owner Scott Buehler and his wife Mona were guests at our business mixer last week and introduced the ACE team to the assembled guests. Scott said they're excited to be here and are grateful for the warm welcome received from the community.

Look for the November 25 through 29, five-day sale. On November 27 get 50% off on any one regular priced item under $30. Here is some of what is offered:
  • Small engine service and repair
  • Stihl power tools
  • Window and screen repair
  • Custom color matching with Benjamin Moore, Valspar, and Clark and Kensington paint
  • Custom cut keys
  • Automotive chip keys
  • Full line of Craftsman tools
  • Weber grills
  • Full line of plumbing, electrical and lawn and garden goods
  • Household gift items.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 216-251-4223 for more information.  

Shop Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Indoors on Sunday, December 13

Bring your empty shopping bags to fill up with an impressive array of seasonal local foods, produce, and hand crafted items from the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 13, at the Cretan Center, 3853 West 168th Street.

Listen to live acoustic music performed by market musicians. Hot chicken soup, gyros, and Greek specialties will be available from City Club Catering Master Chef, Steve Nikolakis.

More than 20 market members will bring the best foods and products Ohio has to offer! Credit, debit, and EBT cards are accepted. Pick up wonderfully delicious treats for the table and unique holiday gifts, too! For more information, visit the website here.

In Other News . . . 

KCDC has renovated a home at 3178 West 139th Street to  sell to an owner occupant. The master suite includes a walk-in closet and a full bathroom, one of two full baths. The kitchen is all new, including appliances. There is a new attached deck in the back with access from the dining area. Interested? Please call Joe Rutkowski, RE/MAX Pros, at 216-337-6656 for a tour. See the home online here.

Connect with like-minded young professionals who want to make a positive difference in West Park. Join the West Park Young Professionals on the fourth Thursday of every month. See the membership form here or e-mail for more information.  

Our Lady of Angels Guild will hold a Christmas Craft Boutique at Linus Hall, 3644 Rocky River Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Handicap access is available. Free parking and admission. The event features handcrafted items, food and beverages, plus a unique stage raffle every half hour all day. For more information, call Rosina Dial at 216-214-3316.

On Tuesday, November 24, at 7 p.m. the West Park Historical Society presents "True Grit: The Story of the Berea Sandstone Pit and Its Place in History," hosted by local historian Ralph A. Pfingsten. The free talk takes place at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Light refreshments will be offered. Learn more in the flyer.

Remember to think of businesses closest to home when shopping this holiday season, especially on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Designated Small Business Saturday, November 28, is the perfect chance to show support for the local merchants who make West Park a great place to live!

Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, features its 13th Annual holiday display of model trains from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. Three different gauges on three distinct layouts feature 14 trains! Children may visit Santa on Saturday, December 5 and 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. -- a great photo opportunity! Call 216-267-5350 for more information.

Kim Kinder and her daughter Heather have returned to the dog grooming business as Groomingdales, 4076 Rocky River Drive. Phone 216-200-2953 for an appointment.

West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, is looking for local crafters for their annual Christmas craft show, taking place on Saturday, December 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested in taking a table for $25? Call Julie 216-287-3203.

The Friends of Jefferson Park presents the 2nd Annual Winterfest on Saturday, December 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. on the corner of Lorain Avenue and West 132nd Street. Festivities include caroling, photos with Santa, hot beverages, a tree lighting ceremony, and more. See the flyer.

Buy a farm-fresh Fraser Fir Christmas Tree from Boy Scout Troop 293 at St. Mark School, 15800 Montrose Avenue. They will be sold on December 5, from 5 to 9 p.m., December 6, from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., and December 7, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. Proceeds will fund scouting events for the coming year.

 The West Park Early Childhood PTA invites families to board the Polar Express on Sunday, December 6, departing the Rockside Station at 7 p.m. Tickets are $41. See details in the flyer.

The 2016 West Park calendar, presented by the West Park Historical Society, is now available for $8.50 at these locations: Gene's Place to Dine, K & K Portage Market, and Puritas Nursery.     

If you have questions about health insurance, the Affordable Care Act, or Medicaid, Neighborhood Family Practice can help during this open enrollment period through January 31, 2016. Call 216-281-0872 to schedule an appointment. See the flyer.

Save the date! The second annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off is set for January 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. inside the St. Patrick Church gym. Pizza shops in West Park may enter now by calling or texting Jeff at 216-402-7621 or by e-mailing

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