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Holiday Spirits Blossom Under Glass

Santa & Super Heroes Descend Here on Friday

Train Displays Return to Puritas Nursery

KCDC Renovates Home For Sale

Give a New Toy to a Needy Child

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December 1, 2014 

Holiday Spirits Blossom Under Glass

Only a few tickets remain for our 11th Annual Wine in the Holidays fundraiser, our only fundraiser of the year. Reserve your spot online now for this festive evening of fun and music "under glass" in the greenhouse at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, this week on Thursday, December 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. Your $45 ticket includes:

  • A variety of wines and specialty beers
  • Live music by Hollywood Slim Band 
  • HO trains chugging through live greenery and flowing water

Here's the menu from AMP 150!


Braised pork slider with sweet chili cucumbers, hoisin sauce Brown sugar brisket, BBQ, pickles
Mushroom bisque
Apple salad with bacon, blue cheese, spiced pecans
Caprese salad
Housemade chips and dip
Mini panna cotta
Christmas pastries/cookies

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.      

Santa and Super Heroes Descend Here Friday 


Help greet Santa and Mrs. Claus when they arrive in Kamm's Corners by sleigh on Friday, December 5! The fun begins with an old-fashioned sing along at 6 p.m. under the clock at Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive.  


The West Park Kiwanis Club will serve hot chocolate, while the Academy Chorale, an a cappella choir from St. Joseph Academy, sings holiday tunes. A ceremonial "turning on of the lights" will take place followed by a brief presentation to the first place winner of the Downtown Kamm's Corners storefront decorating contest. The singing will resume with all joining in the caroling until Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by horse-drawn sleigh to greet the crowd.  


Super Heroes will join the crowd that follows Santa to Kamms Plaza for the 18th Annual Winter Wonderland, taking place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Refreshments, face painters, a balloon twister, and caricatures by Adam Pate -- the fastest caricaturist in the world -- add to the fun. A Chinese raffle takes place at the end of the evening for adults. See details in the flyer here. This free event is sponsored by Kamms Plaza Shopping Center.


Train Displays Return to Puritas Nursery 


 Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, features its 12th Annual holiday display of model trains from Thanksgiving through New Year's Eve. Three different gauges on three distinct layouts feature 14 trains. Children may visit Santa on Saturday, December 6 and 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your camera for this great photo opportunity!  


The displays are open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are closed at 3 p.m. Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. No charge! Call 216-267-5350 for more information. See photo galleries 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.

It has a full dining room on the main floor along with a spacious kitchen and living room. Upstairs are three bedrooms, a sun room, and a full bath. The basement is partially finished and includes a full bath. Through the sliding door from the kitchen is a 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
  • Painting the exterior wood
  • New furnace and air conditioning
  • New water heater
  • 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.  


Give a New Toy to a Needy Child   


West Park Dental, 17001 Albers Avenue, is a drop-off location for the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for Tots campaign through December 16. Members of the local Star Trek fan club, The USS Challenger, will also be collecting toys at Savor the Moment, 4080 Rocky River Drive. The mission of Toys for Tots is to help needy children throughout the United States experience the joys of Christmas. The Reserve Unit in Brookpark will be distributing the toys. Drop off new, unwrapped toys anytime during business hours. You may call West Park Dental at 216-941-5535 or Savor the Moment at 216-941-3014 for more information. 

In Other News...
What are your opinions about the section of Rocky River Drive between Lorain Avenue and Brookpark Road? Take 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 10,000-square-foot building will be renovated for retail and office space. Click here for more information.

Free horse-drawn carriage rides are being offered by Kamms Plaza on Friday, December 5, for Winter Wonderland and on Friday, December 12 and 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. Dress warmly and queue up under the tower corner of the plaza for a ride around the parking lot. Fun for the entire family!

Style Mutt Dog Boutique and Day Care, 3525 Warren Road, is offering pet pictures with Santa on Sunday, December 7, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Proceeds benefit The Rescue Inn. See other dates and details here.

The West Park Family YMCA presents breakfast with Santa on Saturday, December 13, from 8 to 10 a.m. at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Advanced registration is required by Wednesday, December 10. Call 216-941-5410. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for youths. No charge for children 3 years old and younger.  

The St. Edward High School men's chorus and instrumentalists perform on Sunday, December 14, from 2 to 3 p.m. at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. A reception and raffle follow. The fee is only $10, and all proceeds benefit River's Edge Women's Outreach Center.

On Sunday, December 14, visit the final indoor Kamm's Corners Farmers Market of the season, filled with holiday treats. It is hosted by City Club Catering at the Cretan Center at 3853 West 168th Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The market will be closed from January until June.

Home Weatherization Assistance program applications are available to Cleveland homeowners and tenants who meet income guidelines. Call the Cleveland Housing Network at 216-664-6467 for more information. 

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4260 Rocky River Drive, will be celebrating its 70th Anniversary on December 7, with a special service at 10:30 a.m. followed by dinner and fellowship. To attend the dinner, call the church office at 216-252-2348, ext. 10.

The St. Joseph Academy band, chorus, and ensemble performers offer a free concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, in the auditorium at 3470 Rocky River Drive. Call 216-251-4868 for more information.

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