Inside This Issue

Vote Yes on Issue 8

Alber Building Renovation Complete

Vote YES on Issue 8

Join the Fun at Wine in the Holidays, Dec 3

Ace Hardware Opens

Indoor Market on 2nd Sundays of November and December

Other News & Events

November 3, 2015

Vote YES on Issue 8 to Keep the Arts Alive
If you have enjoyed music and art at our summer events, be sure to vote YES on Issue 8 today, to allow funding for the arts to continue flowing our way, thus enriching the quality of life in West Park. To find your voting location, click here.

Over the past eight years, KCDC has received support from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture (CAC), which is different from other funding, because Cuyahoga County residents voted to create this agency with local dollars from a dedicated cigarette tax levied within the county. Since its establishment in 2007, CAC has awarded over 1,200 grants, distributing over $125 million in tax dollars to more than 300 organizations in the county.

Renewal of this funding source is important to The Hooley on Kamm's Corners, Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, and Asphalt Cinema. Learn more about Issue 8, here. If you have already voted for Issue 8, thank you! 

Alber Building Renovation Complete

Construction has been completed on the facade renovation of the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. The goal of the renovation project was to retain the historic character of the building while enhancing the building's curb appeal. With assistance from the City of Cleveland's Storefront Renovation Program, all the storefront windows and doors were replaced, uncovering historic building details. In addition, decorative light fixtures were added to illuminate the exterior of the building. Masonry repairs were made, too.

The remodeling of the interior center storefront was completed in late summer and is now the new Cleveland home of Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur. The westerly storefront, totaling 2,600 square feet, and 3,600 square feet of space on the second floor remain available for lease.

For more information, please contact Ben Campbell, Director of Commercial & Industrial Development, by calling 216-252-6559, ext. 1200 or emailing 

Join the Fun at KCDC's December Fundraiser: Wine in the Holidays

Enjoy the magic and splendor of the 12th Annual Wine in the Holidays event at Puritas Nursery, transformed from an historical retail garden center into a party place filled with sparkling lights and holiday decor. On Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 9 p.m. shake off winter chills by joining the fun at 19201 Puritas Avenue.

Dress comfortably or chic for the pleasures of the palate blooming "under glass" in this unique greenhouse setting. Indulge in hearty hors d'oeuvres from  caterer AMP 150, the fine farm-to-table restaurant inside the Marriott Hotel on West 150th Street. Select among six wines and a choice of specialty beers. Hear a live combo providing just the right mix of music to set the evening's mood. Let the child in you enjoy the twelve sets of trains traveling through the live greenery at this adult event.

Reservations are only $45 per person in advance and include a chance at winning valuable prizes. Learn more and make your reservations here or by calling Jackie at  216-252-6559, ext. 1000.  Thanks to our sponsors: Rocksolid Stone Works, AMP 150, Public House, and Puritas Nursery.

ACE Hardware Opens Today!

Join the eager customers shopping the grand opening of the spacious new ACE Hardware store in Kamms Plaza, 3780 Rocky River Drive. Family owned and locally operated E&H Hardware Group, part of a team of nearly 4,700 locally-owned and independently operated ACE stores across the globe, is pleased to be offering West Park a spectrum of hardware and more.

Here is some of what you will find:
  • Small engine service and repair
  • Stihl power tools
  • Window and screen repair
  • Custom color matching with Benjamin Moore, Valspar, and Clark and Kensington paint
  • Custom cut keys
  • Automotive chip keys
  • Full line of Craftsman tools
  • Weber grills
  • Full line of plumbing, electrical and lawn and garden goods.
Store hours are Monday through Saturday, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 216-251-4223 for more information.  

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Opens Indoors on Sunday, November 8 and December 13

Bring your empty shopping bags to fill up with an impressive array of seasonal local foods, produce, and hand crafted items from the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, held indoors from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Sundays in November and December at the Cretan Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Hot chicken soup, gyros, and Greek specialties will be available from City Club Catering Master Chef, Steve Nikolakis.

More than 20 market members will bring the best foods and products Ohio has to offer! Credit, debit, and EBT cards are accepted. For more information, visit the website here.

In Other News . . . 

Whether living with or caring for a loved one with dementia, "Living at Home with Dementia" by Dr. Charles Farrell is a talk and discussion to help support the journey. This free event is Saturday, November 7, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Click here to register.

KCDC has renovated a home at 3178 West 139th Street to  sell to an owner occupant. The master suite includes a walk-in closet and a full bathroom, one of two full baths. The kitchen is all new, including appliances. There is a new attached deck in the back with access from the dining area. Interested? Call Bill Markowitz, Manager of Residential Property Redevelopment, at 216-252-6559, ext. 1700.

Connect with like-minded young professionals who want to make a positive difference in West Park. Join the West Park Young Professionals on the fourth Thursday of every month. See the membership form here or e-mail for more information.  

A Yogic and Ayurvedic Cooking Workshop reveals the secrets of spices, therapeutic properties of oils, and ancient cooking techniques on Wednesday, November 11, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Reservations cost $25, which includes heavy samples and dessert. An additional $10 is required at the door for materials. Call 216-688-1111, ext. 251 or click here to register.

Featuring modern cuisine built upon a foundation of flavor, freshness, and innovation, AMP 150 is offering a special Winter Harvest Dinner on Friday, November 13, at 6:30 p.m. Each course is paired with the perfect wine. See the menu here. To make a reservation, call 216-706-8787.

Certified Hypnotist Jerome Masek presents an informative talk about Hypnosis on Monday, November 9, at 7 p.m. in the studio at West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Drive, where he now sees clients. Call 216-210-5504 for more information.

West Park Massotherapy is offering FREE chair massages for veterans, police, fire, and EMS personnel on Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. or by appointment. Call 216-671-6080 for more information.

The West Park Kiwanis Club offers all the pancakes you can eat, plus an order of sausage, orange juice, coffee, tea, and milk on Sunday, November 15, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cretan Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Tickets are only $6 for adults, $3 for children 7 to 12, and no charge for children 3 and under. Proceeds support local charities. See the flyer for details.

Our Lady of Angels Guild will hold a Christmas Craft Boutique at Linus Hall, 3644 Rocky River Drive, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 21. Handicap access is available. Free parking and admission. The event features handcrafted items, food and beverages, plus a unique stage raffle every half hour all day. For more information, call Rosina Dial at 216-214-3316.

Join in making a West Park family's Thanksgiving brighter by volunteering at the St. Pat's Hunger Center on Saturday, November 21. Volunteers are needed to pack and deliver groceries for more than 300 families. Meet at 9 a.m. inside Thorpe Hall, 4427 Rocky River Drive, to help. For more information, call the rectory at 216-251-8286

On Tuesday, November 24, at 7 p.m. the West Park Historical Society presents "True Grit: The Story of the Berea Sandstone Pit and Its Place in History," hosted by local historian Ralph A. Pfingsten. The free talk takes place at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Light refreshments will be offered. Learn more in the flyer.

 The West Park Early Childhood PTA invites families to board the Polar Express on Sunday, December 6, departing the Rockside Station at 7 p.m. Tickets are $41. See details in the flyer.

Save the date! The second annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off is set for January 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. inside the St. Patrick Church gym. Pizza shops in West Park may enter now by calling or texting Jeff at 216-402-7621 or by e-mailing

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