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Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Opens Sunday,
June 10

Neighbors Gather to Clean Up Impett Park   

Join the Next West Park WOW

West Park Station to Host Annual YMCA Fundraiser

Asphalt Cinema Offer Free Family Fun on Friday, June 15

Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday, June 20

KCDC Board of Trustees Position Open

Other News
June 1, 2018

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Opens on
Sunday June 10

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market begins its 12th summer of farm fresh food offerings on Sunday, June 10. Pick up goods at the market every Sunday thereafter, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue.

Also enjoy a cooking demo at 11:30 a.m. by garden-to-table restaurant, AMP 150. Live music is performed, too, including every style from blues to ballads and swamp poppin' rock! See the complete market schedule, here.

Click here for information about the new limited edition cookbook available that day until supplies run out. Don't delay in getting your copy of "Good Eating from Fabulous Foodies." It's filled with tips and recipes gathered from our shoppers, volunteers, and farmers. The cost is $10, and ALL proceeds benefit Kamm's Corners Farmers Market.

This summer, the Produce Perks for people using the Ohio Direction Card increases to $20, up from the previous $10 match. Stop by the Information tent at the market entrance to use your Ohio Direction Card. For every dollar spent, $1 in market tokens will be provided up to $20. So, a $20 purchase becomes $40 in healthy farm fresh fruit and vegetable produce. 

Debit and credit cards are also accepted. Stop by the information tent for details -- and to purchase our new cookbook!  

Neighbors Gather to Clean Up Impett Park

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Please join an Impett Park beautification initiative taking place on Saturday, June 9, put together by the Friends of West "Parks," a group of residents. The clean-up begins at 9 a.m. Meet the neighbors who are gathering under the gazebo next to the parking lot to join forces with rakes, gloves, and a love for the park. The aim is to spruce up Impett Park to make it more attractive to neighborhood families. Refreshments will be served.

If you are on Facebook, see the event page and join up there at this link. For more information, contact Diane Dunleavy at or Karen Cocita at

Join the West Park WOW on June 13 
Local businesses are offering a new program for the summer called "West Park Walk on Wednesdays" (West Park WOW). It began on May 23 with a fine turnout and continues the second and fourth Wednesday of each month throughout the summer. The walks begin at 6:30 p.m. in front of a new location each time.

The next one is on June 13, and begins at the West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue. Dr. Neil Smith, President, Fairview Hospital will lead the group to the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3805 West 157th Street, and then to Only in Clev, 17025 Lorain Avenue. Round trip, this walk covers about 1.2 miles on level ground.

Business owners at each stop will have a moment to introduce their businesses and offer a coupon, demonstration, or a taste to educate walkers about their products or services.The larger educational component is that each walk will include a local professional or specialist walking along with the group, either answering questions or presenting information. Examples are a doctor, police officer, firefighter, historian, councilman, KCDC representative, etc.

Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, the West Park Family YMCA, Kamm's Corners Development, and the local merchants have come together to encourage exercise while educating local residents on subjects of interest as well as introducing them to local merchants they may not have visited. Already the walks are attracting a wide range of residents interested in learning more about their neighborhood while meeting some neighbors and achieving fitness goals.

See the route and additional details, here. Join us! 
West Park Station to Host Annual YMCA Fundraiser

Come hungry for the second Annual Wing It with the Y, where a $25 ticket gets the purchaser an all-you-can-eat buffet of pizza and boneless wings, plus soft drinks, or domestic draft beer and house wine. It's a popular fundraiser for the West Park Family YMCA's annual campaign. All are invited to this event taking place on Saturday, June 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Raffle baskets and coveted prizes will be available. Join the fun for a worthy cause -- scholarships for youngsters whose parents cannot afford a Y membership.

Asphalt Cinema Offers Free Family Fun on Friday Evening, June 15

Bring lawn chairs and blankets to reserve your spot on the lawn in front of a giant screen for a free family-friendly movie under the stars on third Friday of June, July, and August. Help us choose between two films, Moana and Leap, by checking with your kids and voting on Facebook before Monday at 9 p.m.

Asphalt Cinema fun begins at 6:30 p.m. while dusk falls over Impett Park, 3180 West 153rd Street. Local merchants and organizations offer games of skill and chance for children. In addition, there will be art activities, and everyone will be invited to dance and compete in games with the help of DJ Kenny G, starting at 7:30 p.m. See details here

Annual Town Meeting Set for Wednesday, June 20, at Saint Joseph Academy -- Please Join Us

Our 41st Annual Town Meeting will be held in the auditorium of Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, on Wednesday, June 20. It is free of charge and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. On your way in, be sure to sign up for a free raffle of gifts from our local merchants by placing your name in the large goblet at our table. Pick up the evening's agenda, and visit the display tables of local non-profit agencies to learn more about their programs.

The formal part of the evening starts at 7 p.m. and includes updates on neighborhood initiatives. Councilman Marty Keane will provide news about city-related issues. In addition, several awards will be presented.

Refreshments feature freshly baked cookies from K&K Portage Market, soft drinks, and bottled water.

We are grateful to the Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital for their sponsorship of this key community event. We look forward to seeing you there!  

KCDC Board of Trustees Positions Open

Board of Trustee positions with three-year terms will be chosen by
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our membership for terms beginning on July 1.

Duties include a monthly board meeting, committee work, and involvement in neighborhood events and fundraising. For additional details, contact Steve Lorenz at 216-252-6559, ext. 1100.

If you are interested in being considered for one of the positions, please send a letter indicating your interest and background to: Nominating Committee, Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44111, or email the letter to the Nominating Committee at Letters of interest must be received by June 22. 

In Other News . . . 
What does quintessential West Park mean to you? We want to see your photos, of streets, houses, dogs being walked, kids playing, or whatever says "West Park" to you. Your pictures may be used on the KCDC website or shown at the KCDC Annual Town Meeting on June 20, or both. Show us your West Park! Pictures should be emailed to Thanks!

Tomorrow, June 2, is a Strawberry Festival at West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 for ages 10 and older and $4 for children under 10. The menu features either sloppy joe or chili dog, served with chips, pickles, and a strawberry sundae. See the flyer for details on all the fun here.

The Ohio Rockers, a women's senior Olympic-level softball team whose motto is "Not ready for rockers" is seeking players for their current season. Players must be at least 55 years old on or before December 31, 2018. Interested players may call Marcia DeRenzo at 216-941-4815.

Saint Mark Catholic School, 15724 Montrose Avenue, is holding its 15th Annual Run for the Arts this Saturday, June 2, at 8:30 a.m. The weather forecast looks great! See race details and register here. An art festival takes place after the race, featuring crafts to make, raffles, and performances by the students.

River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, offers programs that foster personal and spiritual wellness. Check out a Day of Mindful Living on Saturday, June 2. See more about a Yoga for Runners workshop taking place on Sunday, June 10, here

Emerging artists of all media are invited to a series of free practical and informational workshops designed to increase their presence, exhibition opportunities, and competencies.  These will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on June 7, June 12, August 13, August 20, and August 27 at locations around Cleveland, with follow-up Q&A sessions. Details here.  

The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program is a free, 16 session community engagement training program for residents of Cleveland and its inner ring suburbs, who are working on projects within the City of Cleveland and who are determined to make a positive impact on their communities. Is this you? For more information and to view the curriculum and application, click here or call 216-776-6167.
Is a household painting project on your list this summer? KCDC has partnered with our local Sherwin Williams store, 3788 Rocky River Drive in Kamms Plaza to offer a substantial discount on their paint! To receive a voucher for use in the store, simply email your name and home address to, and it will be mailed to you.

West Park Nutrition, 3762 Rocky River Drive in Kamms Plaza, offers Train Tuesday, a free workout for all levels of fitness, every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 

The Greater Cleveland Food Bank will provide free lunches to children this summer from June 4 through August 10. In West Park, the lunches are offered at the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3805 West 157th Street, Monday through Friday, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 216-738-1608 for details. 

New crayons, coloring books, and creative art materials are being collected for Laura's Home, a crisis center and shelter for women and children. The collecting is being done by The Federation, an organization of Star Trek fans dedicated to community service. Drop off items at Kamm's Corners Ice Cream Company, Puritas Nursery, or Savor the Moment. Addresses and details are in the flyer, here.   
The next West Park Neighbor NIght is Wednesday, June 13, from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. It's a high-energy gathering of neighbors sharing information. Dinner is provided during the meeting. If you have questions, contact     
GardenWalk Cleveland takes place the weekend of July 7 and 8, from 10 a.m . to 5 p.m. West Park is featured on July 7 for this free, self-guided tour.  If you would like to be involved as a gardener or volunteer, call David Horneck at 216-543-4277 or email

Interested in marching in the Kiwanis Club of West Park's  annual Independence Day Parade? Click here for details and the parade application.

Attention all local artists and crafters! Act now to be part of West Park's 2nd Annual Arts & Crafts Walk on Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tables will be set up at three venues in "Downtown Kamm's Corners." Application details, here.   
Office space is available inside the KCDC Building at 17407 Lorain Avenue. See the small professional suite with three rooms and a kitchenette for only $595/month. Call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext 1000 for details. 
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