Inside This Issue

The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Arrives May 13

Help Kamm's Corners Look Its Best

Summer Job Jump-Start To Help Youths Land Jobs

YMCA Offers Summer Program Sign-Up

Paint Vouchers Are Now Available

Free Yoga Offered by River's Edge

Leadership Program Seeks Applicants 

Other News & Events

April 17, 2017
The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Is Less Than a Month Away!    
West Park's Homecoming Celebration, the 8th Annual The Hooley on Kamm's Corners begins at noon on Saturday, May 13, and runs until 8 p.m. Featuring great food, live music, family entertainment, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more, it is West Park's homecoming celebration!  The festival takes place on Lorain Avenue from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive, which will be closed to traffic at 6 a.m.

There is no charge to attend The Hooley, presented by our organization, Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, and our generous presenting sponsor, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.

The main stage lineup is set! In order of appearance you will see:  The Cleveland Police Pipes and Drums; Brigid's Cross (Celtic), Tie Dye Harvest (Classic Rock and originals), Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums , Tie Dye Harvest , Harp City (Celtic and Rock), and The Sunrise Jones close out the evening . Voted Cleveland's best cover band, they feature Classic Rock and Pop from the '60s '70s, and '80s including The Beatles, Robert Palmer, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, and more.

Follow us on social media for all the latest news about The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™. Simply click on the social media icons at the left to connect. See you on May 13!

Help Kamm's Corners Look Its Best

Gather with us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6, in front of West Park Station
Volunteers from 2016 are shown working together on the planters.
, 17015 Lorain Avenue. That's where volunteers will meet to get started on a few hours of volunteer work. We'll be mulching and planting annuals in the public planters on Lorain Avenue. It's a lot of fun, good exercise, and great way to meet your neighbors.

Thanks to our friends at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, we will have their "Citizens Bank Clean and Green Trailer" filled with tools and supplies for the work. If you have a small garden shovel, please bring it. All other supplies and tools will be provided. Won't you help us put our best foot forward for West Park?

If you can't make it out to lend a hand, how about doing a little spring cleanup in your yard? Sweep up any litter or debris on the street, sidewalk, or tree law -- and say hi to your neighbors while you're at it.   

Summer Job Jump-Start Event To Help Young Adults Gain Summer Employment  

Volunteers are needed for mock interviews with youth on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. as they prepare for the job fair portion of Summer Job Jump-Start, taking place at Gunning Recreation Center , 16700 Puritas Avenue. To volunteer, call Vanessa at the number in the flyer, here.

The event is an opportunity for young adults ages 14 to 20 to take action on finding summer employment. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. and activities run to 2 p.m. Lunch will be provided around 12:30 p.m. Youth who are interested in attending should register by e-mailing or by calling 216-671-2710 and leaving their name, age, school, and contact information.

Presented by Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation  (BPDC) , MyCom , and Youth Opportunities Unlimited , Summer Job Jump-Start offers real help from employment professionals and potential employers. For more about this event and other  opportunities for youth, visit the BPDC website, here

The Y Offers Programs to Make This the BEST Summer Ever for Your Family

West Park Family YMCA , 15501 Lorain Avenue, offers summer day camp from May 31 through August 18, loaded with fun activities to keep kids engaged. Registration is already underway! See details here.  

Sports Camp is also available, offering basketball, soccer, baseball, flag football, and more. A list of program weeks and the daily schedule is available here.

Plan now to participate in the "Back to School Scoot!" This 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk is set for Saturday, August 19, starting at 8 a.m. Click here for details and the registration form. Call 216-941-5410 for more information.  

Get Started on Spring Home Improvements with Help from KCDC and Sherwin Williams Paint

Never underestimate the transformative power of a fresh coat of paint! Just a day or two of work can revitalize your home, taking off years of buildup and stains at the same time. Painting also adds value to your home inexpensively! 
Clean and refresh your walls now with financial help for painting projects you may have put off. Contact KCDC's Julie Dahlhausen at 216-252-6559, ext. 1300, for a discount voucher to  Sherwin-Williams in the Kamms Plaza. Discounted products include exterior and interior paint, stains, and painting supplies. 

T o save even more, from April 21 through 24, Sherwin Williams is having their first super sale of the year, which is 40% off all their paints and stains, and 30% off supplies.          

Free Yoga Class Offered by River's Edge

Wondering what the buzz is about yoga? Thinking of trying yoga for the first time yourself? Here's your no-risk chance! A free yoga class is taking place on Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at  River's Edge , 3430 Rocky River Drive . The setting offers a welcoming environment for all levels. Instructor Anelize Nader guides students at their own pace. Be sure to tell your friends! A few benefits of yoga include: 
  • Increased flexibility
  • Increased muscle strength and tone
  • Improved respiration, energy, and vitality
  • Maintaining a balanced metabolism
For more information, call 216-688-1111, ext 251. 
Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2017 Applicants
Are you a passionate, committed Clevelander dedicated to taking an active role in improving your community? Could you use help enhancing your leadership skills? 
The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP) is a free community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland.
Each year, 20 committed individuals are chosen for the program. NLDP participants and graduates are from diverse backgrounds and their interests and pursuits are  similarly diverse. NLDP currently has nearly 200 graduates who are actively working to improve life in their communities. 
Click here to learn more about this 15-session program that starts on Saturday, August 26. Sessions are held at Trinity Commons, 2230 Euclid  Avenue. Parking is free.

In Other News . . .  
Cone Zone and Grill, 4081 Rocky River Drive, now owned by Weber's Premium Custard and Ice Cream, is open. Stop by for Weber's products including a "scoopable" Frosted Malt. A transformation of "The Zone" is planned this summer to offer three levels of frozen desserts: soft serve, frozen custard, and premium modern ice cream.

Students from Newton D Baker School of the Arts are showing work from their latest project throughout April at Hatfield's Goode Grub, 16700 Lorain Avenue. Stop by for delicious food and fabulous art. The school recently won a $10,000 award from the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage for their project on tolerance.    
EarthFest 2017 takes place on Saturday, April 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Enjoy a fun day while celebrating at Ohio's Largest environmental educational and longest running Earth Day celebration in the nation! 
Donate cat food at a Kamm's Cat Guardians (KCG) food drive on Sunday, April 23, from 1 to 4 p.m. at  Setta Trophy, 4335 Rocky River Drive. It is the first drive for the KCG, who are working at reducing our feral cat population in West Park. Learn more, here
Enjoy spring by walking or running the Run Puritas 5th Annual 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, May 6. Help Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation raise funds to benefit West Park. Register online and get details, here
Making your garden ready for summer may lead to questions. The OSU Extension Master Gardener Hotline has answers! Call 216-429-8200, ext 235, Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Click here to ask your question online. 

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market is planning another summer of farm fresh food, offered every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue. Click here for information about opening day and how to become a vendor.          
Get free legal advice (civil matters only, not criminal) from the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the West Side Catholic Center, 3135 Lorain Avenue. First come, first served. Bring important papers with you. Call 216-897-1900 for more information. 
Spring cleaning may include disposing of unwanted computer equipment.  The City of Cleveland Division of Waste Collection and Disposal offers a year-round drop off at the Ridge Road Service Station, 3727 Ridge Road, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 216-664-3717 for details.  
Second floor office space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue.Click here for details. 

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