Inside This Issue

Parade Steps Off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday

River's Edge Benefit Celebrates 10 Years

Reserve July 11 & 12 for GardenWalk Cleveland

Asphalt Cinema Returns July 17

Classic Car & Music Show Planned for August

Other News & Events

July 1, 2015
West Park Kiwanis Club Independence Day P arade Steps Off at 9:30 am on Saturday
West Park Kiwanis Club
officials advise that Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic starting at 9 a.m. on Saturday morning for the parade that steps off from Kamms Plaza, heading east at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. Starting at 8 a.m. registered participants are to check in at the Kiwanis Club's sign-in table in front of Gene's Place in Kamms Plaza for their assigned parade positions.

The Parade Marshall this year is Mary Ann Corrigan-Davis, President of St. Joseph Academy , which is celebrating its 125th Anniversary. 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 . Be sure to watch the parade -- or participate with your community group. Refer here for additional details or call Herb Hampson at 216-287-3871 or email

River's Edge Invites the Community to Celebrate 10 Years in Cleveland

Join the fun at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, on Saturday, July 18. It's a community celebration of 10 years of transforming people's lives,
Click on the image to see the video invitation.
one person at a time! Make your reservations and learn more about all the fun being planned for this $60-per-person benefit, starting at 5 p.m. at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Click here for a special invitation from Sister Rita Petruziello, CSJ, who recently retired as Executive Director of River's Edge. Starting yesterday, the new Executive Director is Maureen Powers, who most recently served as its Marketing Director.

For more information about the event and the mission of River's Edge, click here. We hope you will join us in celebrating this important anniversary.

Reserve the Weekend of July 11 & 12 for Garden Touring Here and Across Cleveland

One of the gardens featured in West Park.
Gardens in West Park will be among those featured by GardenWalk Cleveland during the weekend of July 11 and 12, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Headquarters for West Park is West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, where garden locator maps will be available for this free, self-guided tour.

There will also be postcards for sale as well as raffle tickets to help support this and future garden walks. Click here for a list of local gardens participating in the tour.

Asphalt Cinema Returns Twice More, Offering Free Summer Fun for the Family 

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street, with games conducted by
Join us in July and August!
local merchants and organizations, free of charge! In fact, the entire event is free to attend, thanks to our sponsors, Fairview Hospital and Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Concessions will be operated by West Denison Baseball Leagues, Inc. as a fundraiser, offering hot dogs, popcorn, and soft drinks  for $1 each.

Cheer for your favorite mechanical pig at our popular Pork Chop Speedway! Kids never know which little piggy will press its nose against the finish line first as they hesitate to shake their tails! In addition, there will be a chance to draw a character from the featured movie for a prize. Added fun includes a balloon twister and a DJ with activities to keep everyone entertained while the sun sets. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for the evening of family-friendly fun.

July 17: Frozen
August 21: Big Hero 6 
Classic Car & Music Show Planned by Friends of Jefferson Park on August 8

Calling all vintage car lovers!
Many people in West Park had a hand in building cars throughout the decades, thanks to the neighborhood's  proximity to the automobile plants. Rock Around the Park, sponsored by Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation and Ward 16 Councilman Brian Kazy, is a way to appreciate the skills that made the vehicles "back then" and gives the proud owners of restored classic cars an opportunity to show them off at Jefferson Park, at the corner of West 132nd Street and Lorain Avenue. 

Do you own a classic car or know someone who does? All are invited to exhibit at the park and compete for trophies for the top three winning cars at the event, taking place on Saturday, August 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Dash plaques will be available to those who enter early to show off their rides. Exhibit entry is $10 in advance and $15 at the show.

To enter, call Rachael at 330-635-8047 or email 

Local food trucks will offer nourishment for hungry visitors. Stop by Barrio Taco Truck and Willbeck's BBQ to get your snack on. E-Z Lovin Band will play music from the 50's, 60's, and 70's to bring back the soundtracks from "back in the day" when these cars ruled the road. The Cuyahoga Valley National Park will present, "A Blast from the Past." Crafts for the kids will be available along with community organization and vendor tables.      
In Other News . . .

This Sunday and every Sunday this summer, savor produce at the peak of freshness and meet the people growing it! The Kamm's Corners Farmers Market operates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Nourish yourself by making a weekly visit your Sunday tradition!

AMP 150 at the Cleveland Airport Marriot offers a double burger, named one of the top burgers in Greater Cleveland here and here.
To celebrate, the burger is offered for only $6 every Thursday, dine-in only, from 5 to 9 p.m. Why not take advantage of this special offer!

Learn how millennials are reviving Cleveland!
Click here for the article that shows that only downtown grew faster than Kamm's Corners in terms of residents with college degrees.

Calling all engaged community leaders! The Neighborhood Leadership Development Program offers a free, 15-session community engagement training program
for residents of Cleveland and its inner ring suburbs who are working on projects in Cleveland. The deadline to apply is August 5. Learn more here.

A capacity crowd came out for our 37th Annual Town Meeting at St. Joseph Academy last month. For a recap of the evening, including a list of award winners, click here.

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 for the page link to download the application.

Neighborhood Connections offers small grants to groups of residents in Cleveland to do projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. The next grant deadline 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14. Read more about the requirements here.

Discover Cleveland's neighborhoods by hopping on Lolly the Trolley! Cleveland Neighborhood Progress offers several weekend tour dates for only $12 per person. Click here to register and learn more.

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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