Inside This Issue

Heroes Run Returns September 27

Senior Walk Takes Place September 23

Alber Building Renovation Underway

Style Mutt Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Volunteers Beautify Municipal Lot

Halloween Race and Costume Contest Set for October 31

Other News & Events

September 15, 2015
14th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run Takes Place on Sunday, September 27    

Whether you're a fast runner or prefer to stroll, join the Cleveland Heroes Run to support the West Park community and those who gave their lives in the name of serving others. Fairview Hospital is the signature sponsor of this annual event, which includes a 5-mile run and a 2-mile run/walk that begins and ends at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. The 5-mile course runs through the Cleveland Metroparks. There will be a kids-only race for children 7 years old and younger sponsored by the West Park YMCA, which begins after the 5-mile race gets started. Although registration is required for the kids race, no entry fee applies. Everyone is invited to get involved! The entry fee is $25 through September 23, and $30 after. Proceeds from the race benefit the West Park Cleveland Police & Fire Fighters Memorial Scholarship Fund.

For those embracing the competitive spirit, awards will be presented at the end of the races to the top three finishing male and female runners in a plethora of age groups and categories. Click here for registration and details.

11th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk Takes Place on Mall C, Wednesday, September 23

The Annual Senior Walk takes place on September 23.
Wear a pair of comfortable walking shoes for a free one or two-mile walk taking place on Wednesday, September 23, on Mall C downtown, sponsored by the City of Cleveland Department of Aging. Free t-shirts will be provided to the first 1,000 registered walkers. Click here for a link to the flyer and here for the registration form. Health screenings begin at 8:45 a.m. A brief program begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the walk at 10 a.m. If it is raining, the walk will take place inside Public Hall.

Walkers are encouraged to car pool. Park in the Municipal Lot at East 9th Street and the Shoreway for $3. Exact change is required. Free shuttles will transport people from the Municipal Lot to Mall C.

For more information, call the Cleveland Department of Aging at 216-664-2833.   

Facade Renovation Underway on Alber Building

The Alber
Work is underway on the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue.
Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue, is getting a facelift and more! Recently purchased by Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, the building has been largely vacant for years, but is now being upgraded.

With assistance from the City's Storefront Renovation Program, the renovations will retain the historic character of the building and update its curb appeal with all new storefront windows and doors, sleek modern sign panels, and decorative exterior light fixtures. Exterior renovation is expected to complete in less than 60 days. For leasing information or for more about the Storefront Renovation Program, please contact Ben Campbell of KCDC at or (216) 252-6559 ext. 1200. See details about the building here

Style Mutt Celebrates 8th Anniversary With Food and Fun for All

Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road, is throwing a big 8th Anniversary Party on Saturday, September 19, from 4 to 6 p.m. inside the store. All are welcome to enjoy food and beverages along with specials on merchandise.

Refreshments are coming from Cafe Falafel, Thai Elephant, and K&K Portage Market. The Rescue Inn and Must Love Muttz will have adoptable dogs. There will many raffle items with all proceeds going to the rescue groups.

Volunteer Church Group Beautifies a Corner of the Neighborhood

On Sunday afternoon, twenty members of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church donned yellow t-shirts stating, "God's work. Our hands." and cleaned up the outer perimeter of the municipal parking lot at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, home the the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market. Many market vendors commented on the fine work that was done to beautify the landscaping. The volunteer crew filled two truck beds with weeds and debris, then they laid down fresh mulch supplied by KCDC.

Much appreciation and thanks to Linda Thompson and her crew on this special project to beautify our neighborhood!   

Halloween Fun Set for Saturday, October 31

Looking ahead, Halloween falls on a Saturday this year. Kick off the day by joining the 2nd Annual Hermes Dead Sprint through Kamm's Corners! This year's event provides a
chip-timed 5K race through the neighborhood, starting at 9 a.m. and a Little Monster Candy Dash for kids 8 years old and younger, starting at 8:30 a.m. Early packet pick-up is Friday, October 30, but registrations will be taken the morning of the race.  

After the race is finished, head over to West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, for a post-race awards ceremony, costume contest, and brunch specials. Learn more about the event award categories, fees, and registration here.  
In Other News . . . 

Make Kamm's Corners Farmers Market part of your Sunday tradition.
Farmers set up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens, every Sunday. See why the market was named "Best of the West" by Cleveland Magazine readers once again! Check out the full list of musical acts, chef demos, and special market features here.

Monday night at the movies has returned to River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Movies are followed by an optional discussion. Tonight's movie is Girl Rising at 7 p.m. See details here.

Bard High School Early College is holding a community event in their new location, 13501 Terminal Avenue, to celebrate the start of its second year. Stop by on Wednesday, September 16, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Congratulations to West Park Station, 17051 Lorain Avenue, on their ninth anniversary! Celebrate by enjoying a complimentary buffet from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! See all the details here.

Homecoming Weekend at St. Pat's West Park takes place on September 19 and 20! All are welcome to join in the fun, especially former students, teachers, and staff. See details for dinner, tours, and a picnic in the flyer, here.

John Marshall High School welcomes all to a ribbon cutting and dedication on Thursday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m. School tours will be offered Thursday, September 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. and again on Saturday, September 26, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at a community open house.

Explore Cleveland's neighborhoods while learning a little about its history, entertainment, and livability by taking a CLE City Life Tour on Saturday, September 24, October 24, or November 21. All tours start and end in Ohio City, and every rider receives a free t-shirt! Make your reservation here.

Do you want to play the bagpipes? The West Side Irish American Club Pipe Band is launching a major recruitment effort. Learn more at P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub, 17119 Lorain Avenue, on Wednesday, October 28, at 7:30 p.m. Details on Facebook, here.

The Cleveland International Film Festival has announced its FILM (and other ARTS) Feasts series line-up. Events kick off in October and run through February. Click here for details on what they'll be showcasing this year.
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