Inside This Issue

St. Patrick's Day Festivities Abound

Irish Jig & Jog Benefits West Park Seniors

Be a Vendor at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ May 13

Little Free Library Opens March 25

Cleveland International Film Festival Discounts

Women's Softball Seeks Players

Other News & Events

March 15, 2017
Saint Patrick's Day Festivities Offered All Day on Friday, March 17, in Kamm's Corners
From early morning Irish breakfasts to live bands performing into the night, Kamm's Corners is THE place to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day, before and after the big parade downtown, which starts at 1:04 p.m. at the intersection of Superior Avenue and East 18th Street. See the new parade route and tips for enjoying it, here.

Remember to "go green" in more ways than one by leaving your car at home. Use public transit, Uber, Lyft, or walk to Kamm's Corners' pubs and restaurants. If you must drive, please park in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens or other legal parking areas. Cars will be towed from Kamms Plaza by Marc's if their drivers are not shopping at Marc's. Stay safe!  

Click here for a listing of festivities in the heart of Kamm's Corners from page 23 of the most recent issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine

Irish Jig & Jog Benefits West Park Seniors on Saturday, March 25 

Friends and family are welcome to participate in "Irish Jig & Jog," a 5k race and 1-mile walk through Kamm's Corners, on Saturday, March 25, at 10 a.m. The event begins and ends at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, which is the host and title sponsor of this sixth annual racing event. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Senior Services Fund of KCDC.

Enjoy lunch specials at West Park Station following the event and a watch party for the NCAA basketball tournament. See the flyer with details, here. Click here to register online.  
Become a Vendor at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ 2017
West Park's 8th Annual, The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™  kicks off at noon on Saturday, May 13, and runs until 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue. It's a day of live music, festival food, entertainment, and activities for all ages, and is presented by our organization: Kamm's Corners Development Corporation . Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive.

Become part of the fun and showcase your business to 30,000 people from West Park and surrounding communities as a:

Food Vendor 
Commercial Sales Vendor 
Arts/Crafts/Gifts Vendor 
Family Area Vendor 
Non-Profit Vendor -- SOLD OUT!

For all the details, click here to download the vendor registration packet or register online here.  

Little Free Library Opens at Gunning Recreation Center: Grand Opening on Saturday, March 25

Many in the community have donated books, games, and art supplies to help a local family set up a Little Free Library for use by seniors and children who frequent Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue.

Read about the Hanley Family, creators of the library, and how you may help with additional donations, here. Join the fun, food, and more at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, for the grand opening. 

Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) program guides are being distributed now. As a Community Outreach Sponsor, KCDC is offering a limited number of film vouchers on a first come, first served basis to our followers who respond to contests on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us for announcements on how to try for the vouchers. In addition, by using our special code, KAMMSC, you will get a $2 discount for each ticket purchased. 

Tickets are now being sold to CIFF members and will be available to everyone else on March 17, starting at 11 a.m. Film tickets are $14 each for members and $16 each for non-members. Become a member now, here.

This is how to redeem our $2 discount for a CIFF41 ticket purchase:
            Online: Use code KAMMSC when purchasing tickets at (24 hrs a day).
            Phone: Use code KAMMSC when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877-304-FILM (3456).
            In-person: Use code KAMMSC at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinema lobby.
Women's Classic Softball League Seeks Players 45+ to Sign Up 

Enjoy the fun in a new women's league, where there are no standings, no scorekeeper, and no playoffs. Single games will be played on Monday evenings in the Metroparks beginning in early June for eights weeks. Players are placed by position and skill level, with a minimum of 10 players per team. Instead of team registrations, players register individually for $35 per player. The fee covers games, ball, and league t-shirt.

Registration deadline is April 28, and is open to Cleveland and Lakewood residents. Register online here. For more information, call Rick Wallenhorst at 216-529-4082 or email him at

In Other News . . .  
Hurry into Only in Clev Apparel, 17025 Lorain Avenue in the heart of Downtown Kamm's Corners, for the best selection of Irish-themed t-shirts and hoodies -- just in time for Friday's St. Patrick's Day parade and festivities. 

Angels on the Avenue, an acting troupe with several members residing in West Park, will present Dead Men Tell No Tales on Saturday, March 25,
from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Tickets are $30 each and include dinner, beverage, and dessert. It's a benefit for the St. Augustine Health Campus, Click here for details.

Lenten fish fries continue through Friday, April 14. For a list of many local options, click here.

Congratulations to West Park business entrepreneur Maureen E. Patterson of Solus Lighting LTD on being selected as inaugural honorary member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (Cleveland). See details, here

et started on this year's home improvement projects! Contact KCDC's Julie Dahlhausen at 216-252-6559, ext. 1300, for a discount voucher to Sherwin-Williams at Kamm's Corners! Discounted products include exterior and interior paint, stains, and painting supplies.

Registration online is underway for Tri-League baseball, here. In-person registration is available and ends on Saturday, April 15. To register in person, visit the office at 4462 West 130th Street on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 216-476-8456 or email    

West Park Lutheran Preschool, 4260 Rocky River Drive, will host an open house on March 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn about the full and half-day program for ages 3 to 5. Call 216-941-2770 for more information.  

On Saturday, March 25, Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, 16800 Lorain Avenue, will feature a live Mariachi band from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate their 7th anniversary. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine with food and drink specials offered all day. Call 216-941-4424 for details.  
Join the Gunning Gators in a community spring clean up at Gunning Park Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue, on March 25, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Gators are a non-profit sports group comprised of cheerleaders and football players ages 6 to 16 who play at the center. For more information call 216-533-6181. See the flyer, here.

The Gunning Park Gators are also raising funds by helping us clean out our closets! Fill a bag and donate clothes, shoes, accessories, and more on Saturday, April 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. See the details in the flyer.

The West Park Family YMCA presents a Bunny Hop 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk on Saturday, April 15, with the start and finish at the Y, 15501 Lorain Avenue. Registration details and  awards are on the form, here.  

Save the date! Our 40th Annual Town Meeting will be held in the auditorium of Saint Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, on Tuesday, June 20. It is free of charge and parking is plentiful. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. See more, here.   
Second floor office space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue.Click here for details. 

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