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Give Blood January 2

Pizza Bake-Off to Raise Funds

West Park Challenge Starts January 19

KCDC Renovates Home For Sale

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December 31, 2015
Start the New Year by Doing a Good Deed!

The American Red Cross, with the support of KCDC and Kamms Plaza, is hosting a blood drive on Friday, January 2, from 2 to 7 p.m. next to Peace, Love, & Little Donuts, 3786 Rocky River Drive.
Why not start the New Year doing a good deed? In appreciation for making time to give, donors will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt from the American Red Cross while supplies last and a free donut from Peace, Love, and Little Donuts! Donating blood is a simple thing to do, but it can make a big difference in the lives of others. To schedule a donation, click here.
West Park Pizza Bake-Off to Raise Funds for St. Pat's Church

Who has the best pizza in West Park? Tasters will decide at the West Park Pizza Bake-Off Pre-Super Bowl Game Party on Monday, January 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the St. Pat's Church gym, 4427 Rocky River Drive. Tickets include "all you can eat" pizza and a beverage. Prices vary by each taster's age: $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 11, and no charge for kids 5 and younger. There will be "Squares" for the Super Bowl with four winners to be notified after the big game --  and a raffle for a 50" LED HD TV. Tickets for the raffle are $5 for one or $20 for five. Both bake-off and raffle tickets will be available at the door or earlier from Jeff Quinn by calling 216-402-7621 or via e-mail at stpatsbenefit@gmail.com. Raffle proceeds go to the St. Patrick Church Restoration Fund. See more information on the event's Facebook page here.

Are You Ready for the West Park Challenge?


It's time for the 8-week fitness challenge offered by West Park Station17015 Lorain Avenue. Formerly the "six-pack challenge," this eighth annual "get into shape" challenge starts on January 19. It features new trainers and boot camp classes -- and over $3,000 in prizes, including $500 to each overall male and female winners.   


The $125 entry fee includes the following:

  • Three boot camp classes a week taught by Certified Trainers
  • A two-month membership to the West Park YMCA
  • Fitness classes by the YMCA for no charge: open gym, aquatic classes, basketball pick-up games, kick boxing, and more
  • Discount at West Park Station on their Lighter Fare menu
  • Nutrition tips

To join, call 216-287-3203 or register here.  

KCDC Renovates Home -- For Sale Soon!

Working with the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, we are renovating a roomy two-story Dutch Colonial home located at 16805 Sedalia Avenue, just east of Rocky River Drive. It will be sold to a qualified buyer who intends to live in the house.

The main floor features a spacious kitchen with new stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops, a full dining room, and a large living room. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a sun room, and a full bath. The basement features a recreation room and includes a full bath. Through the sliding door from the kitchen is a large back yard deck, perfect for family gatherings and parties. Here are some of the renovations underway:
  • Completely painting the interior
  • Renovating the kitchen; adding new appliances
  • Renovating the bathrooms
  • Rewiring much of the house
  • Updating the plumbing, including a new water heater
  • Painting the exterior wood
  • New furnace and air conditioning
  • New concrete driveway and sidewalks

For an appointment to see it or for more information, please call Steve Lorenz at 216-252-6559, ext. 1100.  


Looking for Office or Retail Space in the Heart of Kamm's Corners?

KCDC recently acquired the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. The 10,000-square-foot building (pictured below) will be renovated for retail and office space.  
  • Retail (1st Floor)
  • Office (2nd Floor)
  • Build to suit or build by tenant
  • Rents range from $9 to $12 per square foot
  • Off-street parking in rear
  • Excellent location
  • Close to retail, restaurants, bars, and the Cleveland Metroparks

For more information, contact Ben Campbell at 216-252-6559, ext. 1200 or e-mail ben.campbell@kammscorners.com.

17019-25 Lorain Avenue (artist's rendition)
In Other News...

Look for Ironwood Cafe to open before the first of the year in the former West Park Panini's spot at 17209 Lorain Avenue on the corner of Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue. A newly installed Southern Pride smoker guarantees the kitchen will serve the same succulent barbecue popular at the Westlake location. See a preview of the menu. Many of the former Panini's staff have been hired here. Check it out!

Let River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, help you with your New Year's resolutions!
Improve your well being in 2015 by trying one of their yoga, tai chi, or mindfulness classes. Click here for a full list of offerings. 
Neighborhood Family Practice, 14037 Puritas Avenue, has Certified Application Counselors who answer questions and help individuals and families choose an affordable health insurance plan that's right for them. Walk in on Monday, January 12, from 3 to 7 p.m. or call 216-928-1950.

Start off the New Year with the 2015 West Park calendar, presented by the West Park Historical Society. It is available for $8.50 at these locations: Gene's Place to Dine, K & K Portage Market, and Puritas Nursery.  

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!

Neighborhood Connections may be able to help your community group! It is a small grants program designed to assist Cleveland neighborhood groups to strengthen the social network 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.

Save the date! St. Joseph Academy will celebrate its 125th Anniversary at a gala set for Saturday, February 21, from 6 to 11 p.m. at the school, 3470 Rocky River Drive. See the press release with details, here.     

Happy New Year! If you plan to put on your party hat and raise a toast to good times, consider walking to one of our many neighborhood establishments. Stay safe, stay local here in our easily walkable community. The staff and board of KCDC wish you peace, joy, and happiness for 2015!

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