Inside This Issue

Fundraiser Pleases the Palate at Wine in the Holidays

Winter Wonderland Returns to Kamm's Corners

Shop the Farmers Market December 13

Train Display Returns to Puritas Nursery

Brighten A Needy Child's Christmas

Alber Building Renovation Complete

A Rave Review for Thai Elephant

Other News & Events

December 1, 2015

Final Chance to Join KCDC's Fundraiser Offering Delicious Food, Fine Wine, and Fun

This week, on Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. join 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. See additional details here.

Reservations are $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.

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. Claus 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!

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

Fill your shopping bags with goodies for your table from an impressive array of seasonal local foods, produce, and hand crafted items at 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.

Hear live acoustic music while you shop 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. For more information, visit the website here.

Train Displays Return to Puritas Nursery

Once again, Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, features its free annual holiday display of model trains through New Year's Eve. Three distinct layouts feature 14 trains. Children may visit Santa on Saturday, December 5 and 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your camera for this great photo opportunity.

The displays are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The nursery closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Call 216-267-5350 for more information. See photo galleries here.

Brighten a Needy Child's Christmas

West Park Dental, 17001 Albers Avenue, is a drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots campaign through December 12. Members of the local Star Trek fan club, The USS Challenger, will also be collecting toys at Savor the Moment, 4080 Rocky River Drive. The mission of Toys for Tots is to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joys of Christmas. The Reserve Unit in Brookpark will be distributing the toys. Drop off new, unwrapped toys anytime during business hours. You may call West Park Dental at 216-941-5535 or Savor the Moment at 216-941-3014 for more information.

Alber Renovation Complete

Construction is finished on the facade renovation of the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. The historic character of the building was retained while enhancing its curb appeal. With assistance from the City of Cleveland's Storefront Renovation Program, the renovations included replacing all the storefront windows and doors, uncovering historic building details, installing decorative light fixtures, and making masonry repairs. Other improvements include replacing the old boiler heating system to individual HVAC units, repaving the rear parking lot, and updating the building's electrical service.

For more information about the building or the Storefront Renovation Program, please contact Ben Campbell of KCDC at or 216-252-6559, ext. 1200.

A Rave Review for Thai Elephant

The perfect place to try your favorite Thai dish or introduce yourself to the Thai dining experience is Thai Elephant, 17015 Lorain Avenue. See a new review here. It is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Call 216-671-9999 to place an order.
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.   

Remember to shop at businesses closest to home 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!

New to West Park's entertainment scene is Red Bar and Lounge in the former Paddy Rock space at 16700 Lorain Avenue. With 12 beers on draft, 15 flat screen TVs, pool tables, and both American and Mediterranean cuisine, the new place features two floors for food, fun, and entertainment. Book a party or simply enjoy an evening out with friends. Call 216-744-6664 for more information.

On Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m., enjoy the music of the season featuring the St. Joseph Academy chorale and hand bell ensemble at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. See more information here.

Make reservations now for lunch with Santa at the Ironwood Cafe, 17209 Lorain Avenue, on Saturday, December 5, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your camera! Order lunch while the kids enjoy a coloring contest and face painter. Call 216-860-1190 to secure a place at the table. 

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.

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.

"Cakes, Crafts, and Claus" comes to Newton D. Baker School of the Arts on Saturday, December 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy pancakes for a donation and purchase holiday crafts. Tables are available to crafters for $25 or $30 if electricity is needed. Contact or call 216-548-9686.

Take your children to breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 19 at West Park Station.
The event is from 8 to 10 a.m. and includes breakfast, a craft activity, and a photo on Santa's lap. The fee is $10 for adults and $6 for children. All proceeds benefit the West Park YMCA's Strong Kids Campaign. Seats are limited, so register early in person at the YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue. For more information, call 216-941-5410.
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 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.      

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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