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The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Saturday, May 10

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Free Comic Book Day

Annual Golf Outing to Benefit the YMCA

Shave Your Mane Exceeds Expectations

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May 1, 2014 
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Excitement Builds for the 5th Annual Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Saturday, May 10


Everyone is gearing up for West Park's annual homecoming celebration, The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™, as an estimated 30,000 are expected to visit on Saturday, May 10, from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street. That portion of Lorain Avenue will be closed to
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traffic, starting at 5 a.m. "Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration and this one offers fun and activities for all ages.  

Get all the details about the abundant food offerings, unique goods, stage performances, and fun attractions planned for The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ by visiting our website here. New this year is a special Rugby Target Throw sponsored by Content Marketing Institute with a single contest prize of $25,000! Restrictions apply. Registration and full details will be at the red and white information tent at The Hooley™.

Eat, drink, mingle, and enjoy! Once again, there is no charge to enter the area of The Hooley™, thanks to our generous sponsors. 

Calling All Neighbors! Volunteer Opportunity


Please help us put our best foot forward for The Hooley™! On Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m., join Executive Director Steve Lorenz and a group of volunteers in front of West Park Station to clean out, mulch, and plant annuals in the planters on Lorain Avenue. Many have already signed up, but we can always use your help! Bring work gloves and a small pruning tool, digging tool, or shovel, and join us! KCDC provides all the materials -- and light refreshments when the work is done. Red Seal Electric has donated $300 toward the project, for which we are very grateful. We'll be happy to see you for any amount of time you can volunteer. Bring your neighbors, church group, co-workers, and friends! Registration is not required, but appreciated, to steve.lorenz@kammscorners.com.


If rain is heavy, watch the KCDC Facebook page and @KammsCorners on Twitter for a possible postponement to Sunday at 10 a.m. 


Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 3


Carol & John's Comic Book Shop hosts its 13th Annual Free Comic Book Day this weekend. It's always the first Saturday in May, but because comic books can be given away starting midnight, the event is split into two separate, yet equally thrilling events. The Midnight Early Release event begins officially at 10 p.m. on May 2 and lasts until 2:30 a.m. The Day event begins at 10 a.m. on May 3, and ends at 7 p.m. Some 25,000 comic books will be given away, 10 per person. They're split 50/50 between the midnight and day events. Other giveaways include graphic novels, refreshments, and photos. Guests are encouraged to come costumed as their favorite comic book characters. Visit their website for all the details! Carol & John's Comic Book Shop is at Kamms Plaza, 17462 Lorain Avenue. Call 216-252-0606 for more information.


Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Our Y


The West Park Family Branch of the YMCA has served the West Park community since the branch was built in 1957. Since then, the Y has taught generations of families the important lifelong skills of water safety, physical education, and character development. The Y continues to serve the community with over 2,700 members.


With help from events like the annual golf outing, and support from their many generous members, community partners, and staff, the West Park branch hopes to raise $75,000 in 2014. The money will be used to support a scholarship program to ensure that nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Join the cause and have fun, too, at the Hickory Nut Golf Course in Columbia Station on Friday, June 27. The registration form has all the details. Click here


Shave Your Mane Exceeds Fundraising Expectations


When St. Mark School held its head shaving fundraiser event Michael Orbany of St. Bernadette School is a warrior fighting cancer for the second time. He is surrounded by students. At right is Jason Salupo, owner of West Park Station, who also supported the cause. on March 20, the goal was to raise $10,000 in the fight against childhood cancer through the St. Badrick's Foundation. As help from the community poured in, the goal was raised to $25,000. Then 50 heads to shave became 102 shaved for the cause resulting in final donations of $42,022! Thanks to all who donated! Read the full story in the spring issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine, distributing next week.


Join the Trip to Emerald City to Celebrate the Arts


Let the magic begin by going over the rainbow on Thursday, May 15, at Newton D. Baker School of Arts, 3690 West 159th Street. This award winning K-8 school enrolls students from all parts of the district. The curriculum is arts-integrated, and students have regular instruction in dance, music, drama, and visual art. 


Please help support the arts programs by following the yellow brick road to an art auction fundraiser with appetizers from 6 to 7 p.m. See The Wizard of Oz from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Click here for the creative online invitation.  


In Other News...


Local retail merchants are encouraged to register for a seminar, "Creating Destination Retail" taking place on Tuesday, June 3, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. downtown. Learn from national expert on small business customer growth and marketing strategies, Jon Schallert. When Jon's methods are applied, improvements are seen in sales and customer traffic. Learn more and register here


Do you know a college age or responsible high school student who is looking for a summer job? Our yard crew for Wards 16 and 17 needs someone willing and able to engage in grass cutting, string trimming, and hedge pruning for seniors and disabled residents. A valid driver's license and good driving record with insurance is a plus. To apply, call Judy Schafrick, Resident Services Coordinator at Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation, 216-671-2710 or email j.schafrick@bpdc.org.


Attention massage therapists and acupuncturists: River's Edge currently has space available for your business at its facility. If you are interested in locating your practice at River's Edge, please call Maureen Powers at 216-688-1111, ext. 318. River's Edge is at 3430 Rocky River Drive. 


Summer Camp registration has begun at the West Park-Family YMCA! Scholarships are available. Click here for more information.

This Sunday, May 4, the West Park Kiwanis Club holds its popular spring Pancake Breakfast at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. enjoy all the pancakes you can eat, served with an order of sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk. Tickets for adults are $6; for children, $3. There is no charge for those under 6. A chance to win $100 comes with each ticket purchased.

The Cleveland Department of Aging presents Senior Day on Wednesday, May 14, at Cleveland Public Hall, 500 Lakeside Avenue. An information fair starts at 10 a.m. with a program at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m. No charge! For more information, call 216-664-2833.

A fundraiser to benefit The Rescue Inn takes place at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, on Saturday, May 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. Presale tickets are available for $20 at Style Mutt Dog Boutique, 3525 Warren Road or by calling 440-409-0454. Each ticket entitles the bearer to wings, pizza, domestic draft beer, and house wine during the event. 

West Park Historical Society presents its own antiques roadshow on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cretan Party Center, 3852 West 168th Street. Bring one item to be appraised by Ms. Barbara Hillman, an expert with over 35 years in the antiques business. Free!  

Save the Date! Our 37th Annual Town Meeting is set for Wednesday, June 25, at 7 p.m. at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Featured will be highlights of past events and plans for the future. 

The Kamm's Corners Farmers Market re-opens outdoors on June 8, on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens at West 168th Street and Lorain Avenue. Note the new market hours.  

Looking for office or retail space in West Park? Contact Ben Campbell, KCDC's Director of Commercial & Industrial Development. Call 216-252-6559, ext. 1200 or email ben.campbell@kammscorners.com

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