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July 31, 2014 
Your Opinion Is Needed!

Kamm's Corners Development Corporation (KCDC) and Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation (BPDC) serve the western and eastern areas of the West Park neighborhood respectively. Recent changes to ward boundaries have expanded KCDC's service area into those formerly served by BPDC, and BPDC has expanded its service area further east, introducing new and different challenges to both organizations.

Please participate in a Neighborhood Visioning Meeting, as an opportunity for West Park residents to shape the future of this historic neighborhood through the collaborative work of these community development corporations.

Wednesday, August 6

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  

3430 Rocky River Drive at  River's Edge,

located just north of St. Joseph Academy   


Meanwhile, please take an online survey accessed here. You are encouraged to complete the survey even if you plan to attend the meeting. Thank you for being involved in your neighborhood!

Three New Businesses Join Our Community

Damascino Restaurant and Market recently opened under new ownership in the storefront formerly occupied by Jasmine Bakery at 16700 Lorain Avenue. The name refers to a shopping district in Damascus, Syria. Owner and manager Sam Ali has a background preparing Middle Eastern, Italian, and Indian cuisines. A dining area with an open kitchen has been added in the back. Try something new! To place an order ahead, call 216-251-3838.

The Somalian Food Market opened at 15732 Lorain Avenue, across from Seven Seas Seafood. Owner Idiris Mohamed is a resident of West Park, having purchased a home here about a year ago. The store offers traditional grocery items and cultural products such as Halal meats, dry goods, spices, and clothing. For more information, call 216-941-6600.

Family owned and operated since 1975, Car Parts Warehouse is opening their 22nd location at the end of August at 4178 Rocky River Drive, formerly Kelly's Hardware. Owner Tony DiFiore also purchased the building next door at 4172 Rocky River Drive, where Dante's Pizza is located. The plan is to restore it to its original design. There are flve apartments, and one is available now. One retail space is available, too. If you are interested in renting either space, please call 216-676-9304.

Let's Give Mary a Hand: Fundraising Campaign

In a peaceful grotto behind Franciscan Village, a shrine to the Blessed Mother built decades ago by the monks has fallen into disrepair. A 6-foot statue of Mary is in need of a new hand where the original marble was broken off mid-palm. A total of $5,000 is needed to restore the hand, make masonry repairs to the grotto, and install a new walkway for the elderly residents visiting the shrine. All contributions are tax deductible and can be mailed to Franciscan Village, Attention Grotto Restoration, 3648 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44111.

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In Other News...
The West Park Airport Committee invites you to a meeting Thursday, July 31 (tonight) at 6:30 p.m. at St. Pat's School Gym, 17720 Puritas Avenue to learn about a $20 million renovation plan for Cleveland Hopkins Airport. See details about the plans in the flyer here.

Northeast Ohio's best pizza semi-finalists include three from West Park. See who they are and vote for your favorite here!

Remember to make Kamm's Corners Farmers Market part of your Sunday tradition! Farmers set up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, bringing you the freshest produce. Visit the website for weekly updates.

August is Recycle Your Computer Month for residents of Cuyahoga County. Click here for recycling locations and details about the equipment being accepted. Interested in becoming a Master Recycler? Click here to learn more.

KCDC invites the community to help welcome the thousands of visitors from more than 40 countries and across the United States visiting Northeast Ohio from August 9 through 16 for the 2014 Gay Games. Let's demonstrate the warmth and enthusiasm of West Park hospitality! A group of West Park volunteers adopted the Airport Welcome.

Asphalt Cinema features a City of Cleveland Safety Fair on Friday, August 15, starting at 6:30 p.m. Plan to join the fun! Details are in this flyer.      

Planning a block party? Remember to obtain a permit
to conduct a recreational activity upon a street. Applications must be received by the city 14 business days prior to the event. Click here to download the application.


Neighborhood Connections extends small grants that fund citizen-led neighborhood projects, events, and activities that benefit Clevelanders. Through June 2014, Neighborhood Connections has made more than 1,700 grants totaling nearly $7 million. The next round of grant applications are due on Friday, August 8 at 5 p.m. Learn more about applying for a grant to fund your neighborhood project here.     


Cleveland Public Theatre's celebrated Student Theatre Enrichment Program (STEP) returns to the West Park Family YMCA for a free outdoor performance on Tuesday, August 5, at noon. Enjoy the dynamic performance entitled "New the City Dreams" at 15501 Lorain Avenue. If it rains, the performance will be held in the gymnasium.


The 7th Annual Patrick Joyce Fund 5K/1-mile walk and kids race takes place on Saturday, August 9, starting at 8:30 a.m. The course runs through West Park. See registration details and more about the cause (research of congenital heart disease) here.


Save the date! On Sunday, September 14, the 13th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run takes place, starting at 8:30 a.m. The race starts and finishes at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive. 

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