Inside This Issue

The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Returns

Cleveland International Film Festival

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Voted Best of the West Finalist

New Owner Re-Opens Cone Zone

Kamm's Cafe Offers Changes

Teen Job Fair

Other News & Events

March 31, 2016
The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™  
Vendors Deadline Today

West Park's Homecoming Celebration, The Hooley on Kamms Corners™, features great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more. The seventh annual event runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street on Saturday, May 14.

Today, March 31, is the application deadline for West Park business owners to participate. After today, a $50 late fee will apply. New and home-based businesses as well as non-profit organizations and churches are welcome! Join all who have already taken advantage of this prime opportunity to get in front of some 30,000 visitors at this popular community event.

Read all the latest information, including the main stage lineup, on our website here.

For more information, email or leave a message at 216-252-6559, ext. 1500 for a return call.
The Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) program guide is  available online here. KCDC is offering a limited number of film vouchers on a first come, first served basis to our followers who respond to contests on Facebook and Twitter. Follow us there for announcements on how to try for the vouchers.  

When purchasing tickets, use the special code KAMMSC for a savings of $2 per ticket purchased. This is how:
  • Online: Use the code KAMMSC when purchasing tickets here (available 24/7).
  • Phone: Use the code KAMMSC when calling the Film Festival Box Office at 877-304-FILM (3456).
  • In-person: Use the code KAMMSC at the Film Festival Box Office in the Tower City Cinemas lobby.
Enjoy the Best of the West on April 7

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market was voted one of 50 finalists in the 2016 Best of the West by Cleveland Magazine. What a fitting way for the market to enter its 10th summer season! Join the party on Thursday evening, April 7, sampling food and products from the finalists, plus catered appetizers, local wines and microbrews, and a variety of entertainment at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility. Advance tickets are $20 available online here, and include a one-year subscription to Cleveland Magazine. Tickets are also available at the door for $30. Place your vote for our farmers market and other favorites! 

For more information or to be a vendor or volunteer at the market, call market manager Bill Markowitz at 216-252-6559 ext. 1400, or send an email to the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market at 
Warm Days Call for Cold Treats and Fast Favorites
The Cone Zone, 4081 Rocky River Drive, opened Monday under new ownership. Purchased recently by David Ford of Weber's Premium Custard and Ice Cream, the menu will remain unchanged for now. "First I want to learn what the neighborhood wants, needs, and likes," said David. He invites everyone to help him through what he considers his training period by stopping by to purchase a cool treat or quick meal and saying hello.  
The shop is open seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Call 216-941-8283 for more information.   
Changes Come to the Corner
Kamm's Cafe, 17209 Lorain Avenue, offers fresh food, cold drinks, and good times. The former Ironwood Cafe spot is now managed by Eric Datchler. He said, "We are honoring Ironwood Cafe gift cards in a show of good faith as we welcome all to try our new menu offerings."

Read the new menu and learn more about the changes by viewing the website here. Other additions include a pool table, skeeball machines, air hockey table, pop-a-shot, and boxing machine. Watch all the big games on their 15 HDTV's, too. Call 216-860-1190 for more information.     
Teens Invited to Summer Job Jumpstart Training & Job Fair

RSVP by clicking on the above image.
Teens looking for summer employment are encouraged to register now for the April 9 Summer Job Jumpstart event at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue. It's a great chance to get tips and tricks on how to land a job AND meet employers looking to hire 14 to 19 year-old youths. Participants may bring a resume or create one at the event. Employment history dates figured out ahead of time will make it easier to fill-out job applications on site. 
RSVP online here or call Vanessa at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation at 216-671-2710, ext. 218.   

In Other News . . . 

The City of Cleveland Community Relations Board is conducting a Use of Force survey that takes 10-15 minutes to complete and will close at 4 p.m. today. Click here to learn more and to take the survey.

Get training that saves lives at an open house this Sunday, April 3, from 2 to 4 p.m. "Compression Only" CPR is being offered at West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Drive. See details about the event in the flyer, here

Mortgages for Mothers is a free home buying workshop taking place on Saturday, April 2, starting at 9 a.m. at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University. Click here for reservation information and program details. 

Members and friends of the West Park United Church of Christ are invited to support the Bridge to the Future Capital Campaign at an Italian-themed dinner on Saturday, April 2, starting at 6 p.m. in Bartter Hall, 3909 Rocky River Drive. Tickets are $15 each. Call 216-393-0266 for reservations. See the dinner menu and event details in the flyer here.     

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) invites public commentary on proposed fare increases and service modifications. A meeting will be held at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue, on Tuesday, April 5, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. See the full meeting schedule here.

Prepare your bike for spring on Thursday, April 14, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Gunning Recreation Center. Get a free safety check with minor repairs and adjustments. One bike per person. Reservations are encouraged. See the details in this flyer.

Looking for home health care? SIS Home Care, LLC has opened at 17136 Lorain Avenue, offering a full range of home care and comprehensive services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 216-744-9129 for more information. 

Every Wednesday Red Bar and Lounge, 16700 Lorain Avenue, offers Martinis and Manicures from 7 to 9 p.m. Only $15 gets you a martini and an express manicure by experts from West Park Beauty Salon.

River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, presents a free Monday Night at the Movies once a month with the next one, Still Alice, on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. Click here to register. Click here to learn more about their sponsored movie, In Pursuit of Silence, featured April 4, 5, and 6 at the CIFF.   

The Kiwanis Club of West Park offers all the pancakes you can eat, served with an order of sausages and a beverage, on Sunday, April 17, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Cretan Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Only $7 for adults; $3 for children 7-12; and no charge for children 6 and under. See the flyer here. Support the club by dining at the Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar on Tuesday, April 12, by presenting the flyer found here

Learn how to harvest rain water for all your garden needs and get a rain barrel for $60 at a workshop on Sunday, June 26, from 10:30 to noon at the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market with the assistance of West Park Young Professionals. To register, call Amy Roskilly at 216-524-6580, ext. 22. See the flyer here for details.  

Enjoy spring by walking or running the Run Puritas 4th Annual 5K & 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 30. It benefits the events sponsored by our neighbors at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation. See the details here.

Our friends at the Neighborhood Housing Services of Cleveland Consumer Law Center have provided excellent tips on how to protect yourself from scammers after your cash. Read the article here.
The facade renovation is complete on the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue, making it an attractive place to locate a business. Click here for a photo and details.   
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