Inside This Issue

AMP Fest Tonight!

Annual Town Meeting Is Tuesday, June 16

Asphalt Cinema Returns on Friday, June 19

Join GardenWalk Cleveland in July

West Park Kiwanis Independence Day Parade Info

Free Rain Barrels

Welcome New West Park Family YMCA Branch Director

Other News & Events

May 29, 2015
Join AMP Fest Tonight in the Marriott Courtyard!
Looking for something fun and different tonight? Come out for AMP Fest, an infusion of local cuisine, spirits, and music in the courtyard of AMP 150 at the Marriott Hotel, 4277 West 150th Street. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. for this exclusive tasting. Tickets are $45, and may be purchased at the door.

Enjoy great rock music by one of the area's most popular local bands: The Westies, with Angel Keane on vocals, Thomas Keane on bass, Paul McDonald on drums, and Steven Varelmann on lead guitar. A $10 donation for each purchased ticket and proceeds from the silent auction will go to CPPA Charities, Inc.  

38th Annual Town Meeting Is Tuesday, June 16 


You are invited to join with your neighbors and friends for our
Annual Town Meeting is set for St. Joseph Academy, Tuesday, June 16.
38th Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. Sign-in starts at 6:30 p.m. for the 7 p.m. program.

The evening's agenda includes updates on neighborhood initiatives including the proposed Business Improvement District for "Downtown Kamm's Corners," the Rocky River Drive Master Plan project, renovation of the Alber Building, and our discussions with Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation around a Strategic Alliance. Councilman Marty Keane will provide news about city-related issues, and the West Park Historical Society will give a brief presentation on the origin of West Park.

Enjoy merchant giveaways at the spontaneous raffle throughout the evening. Then join us on the Scholars' Porch overlooking the valley for a fabulous sunset and refreshments.

See additional details about the evening, here.     

Asphalt Cinema Returns on Friday, June 19

Mark your calendars now!
Reserve the third Friday of June, July, and August for an evening of music, art, games, and prizes that ends under the stars with a family friendly movie all at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets!

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. It's free, thanks to our sponsors, Fairview Hospital and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Concessions will be available for purchase. See details, here.

Add Your Garden to GardenWalk Cleveland

A free, self-guided tour of more than 200 private gardens,
The garden of local event organizer, David Horneck.
farms, vineyards, and orchards in various Cleveland neighborhoods takes place the weekend of July 11 and 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fifteen West Park gardens are set to be shown. Consider showcasing your home garden, too. It doesn't have to be huge or elaborate. Simple excellence is welcome, featuring shaded nooks and interesting garden creations, fruits and vegetables, herbs and rocks, or a wide variety of plants and flowers. To be part of the tour or to volunteer at the headquarters, please e-mail West Park resident and local coordinator David Horneck at

It's West Park's first time participating in GardenWalk Cleveland, so don't hesitate. Let's show the region what beautiful gardens we have!

West Park Kiwanis Club Independence Day Parade Info Is Here


West Park Kiwanis Club Independence Day Parade applications are now available.

Download the parade application here to participate in this popular parade, stepping off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. Please note that fees have increased and must be received by the West Park Kiwanis Club on or before June 20. Don't delay! The Parade Marshall this year is Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, President of St. Joseph Academy. The National Anthem will be performed by West Park resident Carol Silvay, who is a cantor at St. Patrick Church and volunteer at the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market. Read parade details and find contact information in the application.


Summer Rain Barrel Program Offered


All homeowners in the City of Cleveland are eligible to

Free rain barrels offered. 

participate in this summer's rain barrel program, free of charge. Supplies are limited and first come, first served. Those living in Ward 17 should contact Bill Markowitz:

216-252-6559, ext. 1400 or  


A 2" x 3" rectangular downspout is needed on the home or garage not visible from the street that drains to the sewer (not over the driveway or sidewalk). The free downspout diverter must be installed by the time the rain barrel is delivered. 


Click here for details about the program.      


West Park Family YMCA Branch Welcomes New Director


Melissa Ramirez
New Branch Director

Melissa Ramirez has been with the YMCA of Greater Cleveland since October 2012 and was Regional Membership Director for the west side branches before becoming Branch Director for our West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue.  


Prior to working for the YMCA, she spent eight years in the television industry, primarily in sports production as a director and producer and later in promotions, marketing, and special events planning.


Melissa resides in Avon with her husband and their two energetic kids.   


Best wishes to previous director, Brandon Bussey, who is now Branch Director of the North Royalton YMCA.     

In Other News

The Colleen DeCrane Family Foundation's 16th Annual Golf Outing & Pig Roast takes place on Saturday, June 6, at Bob-O-Link Golf Course: $95 per player. Includes coffee and donuts, boxed lunch, huge rib and steak dinner and pig roast, pop, water, canned beer, and 18 holes with cart. Call 216-224-6150 or see details here.

The St. Mark Catholic School 15th Annual Run for the Arts takes place Saturday, May 30.
Funds raised will provide a full-time art teacher for the school as well as band and drama programs for the students. Click here for details.

The St. Joseph Academy Walk of the Roses takes place on Tuesday, June 2, beginning at 6:30 p.m. 
Please join the family, friends, and alumnae who line Rocky River Drive to cheer on the white robed Class of 2015, as they make their way from the academy at 3470 Rocky River Drive south to Our Lady of Angels Church, each carrying a dozen red roses.

Age Line Home Health & Adult Daycare Services, 4350 Rocky River Drive, is now collecting donations
for its annual porch sale fundraiser. Eliminate your clutter for a good cause! To donate desirable items, drop them off between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. The porch sale is Friday, June 12.

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market re-opens on Sunday, June 14, and on every Sunday outdoors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the municipal parking lot behind Walgreens at West 168th Street and Lorain Avenue. On opening day, Alex Bevan performs. Watch an expert chef demo by AMP 150 at 11:30 a.m. Purchase accessories by Evie's Boutique and fresh goods from our local farmers. 

The West Park Family YMCA Branch invites you to play golf with them at a fundraiser on Friday, June 26, at Hickory Nut Golf Course. Money raised will be used to support a scholarship program to ensure nobody is turned away from the Y's programs for lack of funds. See details here.

Interested in going solar with your home? Residents can now take advantage of Solarize Cleveland, an all-in-one program that provides a realistic estimate on the cost and the savings in installing solar panels. See details here.

Cuyahoga Community College offers summer session opportunities in science, engineering, mathematics, and aerospace for students enrolled in Kindergarten through 12th grade at no cost to parents. Click here for details.

Office and retail space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. See details here.

Get ready to kick up your heels at the 33rd Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival! It takes place July 24 through 26 at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Buy tickets online and find all the details, here.
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