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Brighten A West Park Family's Holiday 

Wine in the Holidays

Irish 32 Moves Forward

Indoor Farmers Market: 11/9 & 12/12

Seeking Reliable Snow Plow Services

Other News & Events

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November 3, 2014 
Brighten a West Park Family's Holiday Season  

Why not take a couple of hours this season to assist in getting food to the less fortunate in West Park? In just three hours, St. Pat's Hunger Center will distribute bags of food to more than 300 families the weekend before Thanksgiving, including a turkey and the other ingredients needed for a nutritious Thanksgiving dinner.


With the closing of the Bread Basket Food Pantry this year, the need has grown significantly at St. Pat's, and they need your help. At 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 22, at 4427 Rocky River Drive, you can be part of the team that assembles and distributes the food to area families. No need to register in advance. Simply mark your calendar and show up! Volunteer for an hour or three hours -- the work will be done by noon.


Can't help that day but still want to make a difference? Mail a contribution (checks payable to St. Pat's Hunger Center) to 4427 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135, or simply drop one off.


Seniors are becoming a large percentage of those in need as well as families. Let's show our neighbors that we care about their well being!


If you are in need of food assistance, you may register with St. Pat's if you live within the boundaries of Lorain Avenue to the north, the Metroparks to the west, Brookpark Road to the south, and West 150th Street to the east. Registration is on Saturday, November 8, from 10 a.m. to noon, and Sunday, November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Thorpe Hall on the St. Pat's property. If you live in a CMHA facility, you may sign up in the lobby of your building.


Reserve Your Place at KCDC's Fundraiser: Wine in the Holidays  


You're invited to our 11th Annual Wine in the Holidays fundraiser, our only fundraiser of the year. It's a festive evening of fun and music "under glass" in the greenhouse at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, on Thursday, December 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. Your $45 ticket includes:

  • A variety of wines and specialty beers
  • Hearty hors d' oeuvres from AMP 150 
  • Live music by Hollywood Slim Band 
  • HO trains chugging through live greenery and flowing water

Don your casual holiday attire and enjoy the fun! For a visual taste, view past event photos here. To purchase tickets or make a donation, click here. Proceeds will be used to continue the revitalization of Kamm's Corners and West Park. 


Irish 32 Moves Forward


Interior and exterior renovations continue on the Irish 32 tavern, formerly known as West Park Village Tavern, located at 15715 Lorain Avenue.


As many of our readers may have observed, the building's facade sports a new look with new storefront glass and an overhead door replacing the formerly bricked-up storefront areas. New lighting and signage complement the building's appearance. Remaining exterior work includes awnings and repainted side walls. The installation of a new front patio will further upgrade the curb appeal. Irish 32 co-owner Rita Pfeifer said she has already seen an uptick in business.  


Meanwhile, work continues on the remodeling of the tavern interior and upgrading the kitchen. For details on the new menu and the date of the grand opening of Irish 32, follow on Facebook here or call 216-476-1558.

Farmers Market Operates Indoors November 9 and December 14


Visit the market twice more inside the Cretan Center at 3853 West 168th Street, where eighteen market members will bring us the best foods Ohio has to offer. Master Chef Steve Nikolakis of City Club Catering will once again be serving his market favorite home made chicken noodle soup as well as gyros, burgers, fries, and Greek delicacies! Two market dates are set on the second Sunday of the month: November 9 and December 14.  


The impressive array of local foods includes meats, eggs, cheeses, maple syrup, honey, and a variety of preserved foods such as peppers, pickles, jams, salsas, and sauces. Farmers offer storage crops, such as apples, winter squash, potatoes, and other root vegetables. Area vendors provide baked goods, pasta, prepared food, spices, tea and coffee, oils and vinegars, soaps and lotions, local art, and hand-crafted items. Visit the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market website for more information.    


Reliable Snow Removal Services Needed 


As we head into the winter months, demand for snow removal service skyrockets. In order to help meet that need, KCDC is compiling a list of local (hopefully West Park based) and reliable contractors ready to take on the snowy weather. If you or someone you know owns, is employed by, or can recommend a bonded, licensed, and insured snow removal service -- we want to know! Please contact Julie Dahlhausen at julie.dahlhausen@kammscorners.com or 216.252.6559 ext. 1300 for further details. 
In Other News...
Share your opinions about the section of Rocky River Drive between Lorain Avenue and Brookpark Road by taking an online survey designed for local residents and business owners. Survey results will become part of a Master Plan to make improvements. Click here for the survey.

Looking for office or retail space in the heart of Kamm's Corners? KCDC recently acquired the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. The 4,000-square-foot building will be renovated for retail and office space. For more information, contact Ben Campbell at 216-252-6559, ext. 1200 or e-mail ben.campbell@kammscorners.com.  

KCDC is fully renovating a home on Sedalia and will sell it to an owner occupant. Look for details and photos in our next e-news.

West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, is looking for local crafters for their Christmas craft show, taking place on Saturday, November 29, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Interested in taking a table? Call 216-287-3203.   

Congratulations to St. Joseph Academy, celebrating its 125th Anniversary this year. Click here for photos from the kick-off event, which was held October 12. Look for additional anniversary celebrations being held throughout the year.         

The West Shore Rotary Club, serving the communities of West Park, Fairview Park, and North Olmsted, is holding its main fundraiser on Saturday, November 8. It's a reverse raffle dinner at the West Side Irish American Club, 8559 Jennings Road, from 5:30 to 11 p.m. and includes a full buffet dinner and open bar. See details on the reservation form, here.     


The Rescue Inn was hit with some huge medical bills recently. To help pay them, the Kyle Carestia Memorial Fund will host a fundraiser at The Third Place Tavern, 3314 Warren Road in Warren Village on Saturday, November 8, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. This will also be a little birthday celebration for Pam Alerine, the owner of Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road. (No birthday gifts, please.)     


Shop with a conscience! The weekend of Saturday and Sunday, November 15 and 16 is the Annual Fair Trade Festival at St. Mark Parish, 15800 Montrose Avenue. Details are in the flyer, here.  

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