Inside this issue

Pizza Bake-Off Set for January 22

Climate Action Workshop Offered

Jimmy John's Opens

Citizens Police Academy Starts on April 4

Nominate Kamm's Corners Farmers Market and Others for Best of the West

HomeToday Offers Money for Down Payment

Other News
January 12, 2018

Place Your Vote at the Pizza Bake-Off Set for Monday, January 22 
Fresh, hot pizza will be served all evening, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the 4th Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off on Monday January 22. Join the fun inside the Saint Patrick Catholic Church gym, 4427 Rocky River Drive.Tickets include all-you-can-eat pizza and a drink. A 50" LED Smart TV with Roku will be raffled off, too. This year pre-sale tickets are available at participating pizza shops, and cost $10 for adults (13 and older) and $5 for children (ages 5 to 12). See the flyer showing the eight participating restaurants, here. 
Pre-event tickets are available at the church rectory during normal business hours (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, from 9 a.m. to noon). The rectory is closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets at the door cost $12 for adults and $6 for children, but children younger than 5 dine free. Guests will vote for West Park's Best Pizza: Peoples Choice. Celebrity judges Ross Keller, owner of Italian Creations, Patty Harken of FOX 8 in the Morning, Carmen Angelo WTAM News Radio 1100, and Seth Williams from WTAM's Mike Trivisonno show, will crown West Park's Best Pizza. Check Facebook for up-to-the minute news and parking information.
For more information, call event coordinator Jeff at 216-402-7621 (voice/text) or email
Join a Workshop on Health, Community, and Climate Action
A series of ten neighborhood workshops will take place at various times and locations throughout the city to connect health, community, and quality of life to climate action. Join your neighbors to develop ideas and connect them with resources for action. Learn how to fund project ideas and earn up to $5,000 in support per neighborhood project through the Cleveland Climate Action Fund.    
Workshop #7: Kamm's Corners  
  • DATE: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
  • TIME: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
  • LOCATION; West Park Historical Society, 17401 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44111 Suite 200
The workshops are free. Refreshments will be provided, and children are welcome. For all locations and additional information, click here or call 216-664-3972. See more here. 
Jimmy John's Sandwich Shop Opened This Week
There's a new place offering sandwich options here in West Park. Jimmy John's is now open at 17510 Lorain Avenue, serving gourmet sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven days a week.
"This is our second store, and our team is excited to serve fresh, fast, and tasty sandwiches to a new set of customers in the area," said owner Anand Patel.  
He said he plans to hire about 20 employees. Those interested in applying may visit here or stop by the store to fill out an application.  
Founded in 1983 by Jimmy John Liataud in Charleston, Illinois, the franchise is one of the fastest growing in the U.S. with more than 2,700 locations across 43 states. Sandwich delivery is available within their service area as well as catering. Stop by the new store, call 216-688-0500, or order online at online here.    
Citizen Police Academy Starts April 4  
Have you ever wanted to ride along with the police or go to the police firing range? If so, here's your chance! The Cleveland Division of Police will conduct a Citizen Police Academy beginning Wednesday, April 4. The seven-week information course, sponsored by the City of Cleveland, meets weekly from 6 to  9 p.m. and is designed to provide insights into the nature of police work.    
Officer Tim Riley will conduct the classes in our Community Room on five consecutive Wednesdays beginning April 4. The final two classes will be off site. Successful completion of the course makes participants eligible for a police ride-along to witness police work in action. Apply by calling Officer Riley at 216-623-3335. Or email your request to
Don't delay. Class size is limited to 25.     
Nominate Kamm's Corners Farmers Market  
It's that time of year when Cleveland Magazine looks for "The Best of the West!"
Please support Kamm's Corners Farmers Market with your vote. Click here for the ballot.      
Don't miss your chance to nominate your favorite places on the West Side. Watch for the list of finalists in the April 2018 issue of Cleveland Magazine. Then join the fun at the 2018 Best of the West party on April 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. at LaCentre Conference and Banquet Facility in Westlake. Many categories are included, from restaurants to entertainment, shopping, people, and more.
Free HomeToday Seminar Offers $3,000 Down Payment Upon Successful Completion  
Learn the fundamental skills of good financial management and successful home ownership by attending the "HomeToday" seminars on February 1, 8, 15, and 22, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, 14703 Puritas Avenue. Dinner is provided. Reserve your seat by calling Third Federal at 216-441-7345 or click here. Those who complete the seminar requirements will get $3,000 toward the down payment of their home!    
In Other News . . .
The West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue, extended their discounted activation fee of $18 through the end of the month. See a list of what the Y offers families here.
You are invited to be a guest of United Way of Greater Cleveland at a special show:  "How to End Poverty in 90 Minutes (with 119 people you may or may not know.") Intrigued? Get all the details of the event taking place at Cleveland Public Theater on January 24 through 28, at 7:30 p.m. by clicking here.  
West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive,  invites all to a pancake supper on Shrove Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome. A goodwill offering will be accepted. Call 216-671-7228 for information. See the invitational flyer, here.    
The next West Park Neighbor Night is Wednesday, February 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue. All are invited to explore working together to better our community. Food will be served. If you have questions, contact
Looking for office space? Check out the small suite available in the KCDC building at 17407 Lorain Avenue. Three offices and a kitchenette for only $595/month. Available February 1. Call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext. 1000 for details.  
Neighborhood Connections may be able to help your community group through its small grants program, ranging in awards from $500 to $5,000. Learn how to apply here.  
Are you a young professional with energy to give back to the community? Visit The West Park Young Professionals social hour, held monthly. See the membership form here or e-mail for more information
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