Inside This Issue

Free Ice Skating Event

Kiwanis Club Spaghetti Dinner

St. Joseph Academy's Gala Celebration

Landlord Workshop

Pizza Bake-off Results

Souper Market's 1st Anniversary

Other News & Events

January 30, 2015
Free Ice Skating Event For the Entire Family

On Wednesday, February 11, beat the winter blues and have some outdoor fun with your family from 4 to 6 p.m. at Halloran Ice Rink, 3550 West 117th Street.

Neighborhood Family Practice is sponsoring this FREE family fitness activity. Meet members of the Lake Erie Monsters hockey and dance team along with Sully, the Lake Erie Monsters' mascot.

Enjoy a prize wheel with giveaway items and healthy snacks. For more information, call Jill at 216-281-0872, extension 242. Click here for the flyer.  

Spaghetti Dinner to Benefit Local Charities

The West Park Kiwanis Club offers a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, February 21, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. to benefit local charities. Come to Bartter Hall at the rear entrance of West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. Donation: $6. Children 5 and younger dine free.

The club meets at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street, on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome! For information about joining, please contact kiwanisofwestpark-club@yahoo.com.

Celebrate the Academy at their Annual Gala

St. Joseph Academy is celebrating its 125th Anniversary at a gala set for Saturday, February 21, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the school, 3470 Rocky River Drive.

During this "Celebrate the Academy" event, the Sisters of the Congregation of St. Joseph (CSJ) will be honored not just for being founders and role models for the St. Joseph Academy community, but also for decades of work as advocates of the poor and disenfranchised in Northeast Ohio. This birthday bash will include live and silent auctions, cocktails, and dinner. It's a crucial fundraiser to benefit critical scholarship and academic initiatives. See the invitation with details, here.

Informative Workshop Offered for Local Residential Property Owners

Both single and multiple property landlords are invited to a free workshop on Tuesday, February 24, from 5 to 8 p.m. The event will be held at the  Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, 14703 Puritas Avenue. From 5 to 6 p.m. a "meet & greet" takes place followed by a presentation by Angela Shuckahosee, Director of Cleveland Tenants Organization. Topics and information include landlord and tenant rights, screening tenants, home repair loans, property maintenance, marketing rentals, evictions, and more. A question and answer period takes place at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call Toni Jones at 216-671-2710, extension 205 or email tjones@bpdc.org. Click here for the flyer.

All-You-Can-Eat Pizza and Raffle A Big Success!

A West Park Pizza Bake-Off fundraiser was held last Monday at St. Pat's gym. Over 300 guests sampled more than 40 different pizzas from 12 pizza shops. The guests voted in three categories:
  • Best Pepperoni Pizza
  • Best Specialty Pizza
  • West Park's Best Pizza
At the end of the evening, winners were divided into two groups: local and franchise. The local winner of the Best Pepperoni Pizza was Athens Pizzeria, 4341 Rocky River Drive. Athens also won Best Specialty Pizza along with the big single win: West Park's Best Pizza! Gionino's Pizzeria, 3314-B Warren Road, won Best Franchise Pepperoni Pizza, and Romeo's Pizza, 3768 Rocky River Drive, won Best Franchise Specialty Pizza. The biggest winner was also the smallest winner as a young girl took home the 50-inch LED 120hz HD television to the surprise of her family. Event organizer Jeff Quinn of the St. Pat's Holy Name Society said, "It was a wonderful, successful event, and I can't wait until next year's." See a list of participants and photos on the event's Facebook page here.  

Souper Market Celebrates 1st Anniversary Here

"January 6th marked one year since we opened here in Kamm's Corners," store manager John Donahue proudly announced at the Merchant Mixer last night at Ironwood Cafe. Despite the flying snow, 25 local business owners turned out for the event. The success of Souper Market is one of the good things that continue to happen in West Park, thanks in large part to the efforts of our many fine merchants.

Hot soup hits the spot on these cold winter days. Jambalaya, chicken paprikash, and chicken noodle are neighborhood favorites. Vegetarian options are always available, too. Every Monday, new specials for the week appear on their website. A central kitchen supplies four locations, with ours located at 16804 Lorain Avenue, next to Si Senor Mexican Restaurant. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Sunday.

"New customers come in all the time," said John. "That means people are still discovering us." If you haven't tried Souper Market, now's a great time! For information or to place an order, call 216-941-4604.  
In Other News...  
Set your DVRs to catch a feature about Peace, Love, & Little Donuts of West Park, 3786 Rocky River Drive, airing Saturday morning on Fox 8 News at 9:15 a.m. There may be a little treat in it for you!

The Wolfe Tones tour returns to Paddy Rock Super Pub, 16700 Lorain Avenue, on Sunday, March 1. Tickets are only $20, and they always sell out. Stop by soon to purchase yours. Call 216-938-9646 for more information.

Father John Miceli, two students, and Principal Karen Cocita of St. Mark Catholic School popped in with a gift basket for KCDC. "Thank you for the service you provide our  Catholic School Community," read the card signed by many students. They're celebrating Catholic Schools Week. The theme this year is "Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge, and Service." Thank YOU! See photo, here.

Working with the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, KCDC recently renovated and sold a roomy two-story Dutch Colonial home at 16805 Sedalia Avenue. If you live nearby, you'll want to welcome our new neighbors!

WestShore Magazine seeks nominations for the 2015 Best of the West!
Cast nominations for your favorite places to eat, shop, and more! Be sure to vote for our Kamm's Corners Farmers Market along with your favorite West Park merchants! Click here for the link to cast your ballot!

The recent Star Trek/Federation Dine & Donate at P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub raised money for local charities. The group thanks all who participated. See more information and photos on Facebook, here.

Congratulations to West Park Barber Shop, 17008 Lorain Avenue, on winning best barber shop on the Fox 8 Buzz List! Call 216-252-6666 for an appointment -- or walk in!

Office and retail space is available in beautiful downtown Kamm's Corners. Do you know a business looking to locate here? See a photo and details here.

A Neighborhood Connections grant may be able to help your community group! It is a small grants program designed to assist grass roots Cleveland neighborhood groups with a wide range of projects in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. Any resident-led or community group is eligible to apply, including those that aren't recognized as 501(c)(3) organizations. The next deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 13. Click here for the application.

Buying a home? Gain the knowledge that will aid you in your quest for home ownership through classes held by NHS of Greater Cleveland. Click here for information.

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