Inside This Issue
Countdown to the 6th Annual Hooley™

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market
Gearing Up

West Park Joins GardenWalk

Community Spelling Bee Offered Saturday

Registration Opens for Run Puritas

Other News & Events

April 1, 2015
Countdown to the 6th Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Saturday, May 9

In less than 40 days, West Park's annual homecoming celebration takes place, featuring great food, live music, children's shows and activities, Irish dancers, pipes and drums, fine art, and more! From noon till 8 p.m. Lorain Avenue will be closed for the festival between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street. Show up to eat, drink, mingle, and enjoy! Thanks to our sponsors, the event is free of charge.
Purchase unique goods and pick up interesting information from the many booths lining each side of Lorain Avenue. New this year, Cleveland Bazaar will host a juried handmade arts and crafts show on West 168th Street.
The main stage at Rocky River Drive faces east and features a mix of Celtic music and rock-n-roll. The Pipes and Drums of the Cleveland Police will help with opening ceremonies, and the Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums will perform, too.
The family stage at West 165th Street will entertain the younger crowd with Irish dancers and musical performances by local schools.

Satisfy your cravings from the abundant food offerings, such as gyros, hot dogs, kettle corn, ice cream, and more.
See you at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners!

To participate as a vendor without late fees, register online here by the deadline of Friday, April 3.

Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Gears Up for the Coming Season

Opening on Sunday, June 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. our award-winning market is entering its ninth season! To continue our success, we are seeking a Marketing Contractor for the coming outdoor market season. The successful contractor will be responsible for developing and implementing new marketing strategies and outreach efforts as well as continuing and enhancing existing marketing efforts with a main goal of increasing attendance of customers and vendors. Click here for more information about the requirements and how to apply. The deadline is Thursday, April 2, at 4 p.m.

Attention Market Vendors! Now is the time to submit your applications for the 2015 market year. Click here to download our link to the application or complete it online.

Attention Local Artisans! Our farmers market features a local artist each Sunday during the summer season. If you create your own original art and would like to be considered, please e-mail for more info.

Sample the Best of the West!Kamm's Corners Farmers Market qualified as a finalist in the 2015 Best of the West by West Shore Magazine. Join the party and vote for the winners on Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at LaCentre Conference & Banquet Facility. Tickets are $20 and available here.

For more information about the market, call market manager Bill Markowitz at 216-252-6559 ext. 1400, or email him at

West Park Joins GardenWalk Cleveland in July

Are you particularly proud of your garden to the point of wanting to show it off to others?

GardenWalk Cleveland is a free, self-guided tour of more than 200 private gardens, farms, vineyards, and orchards in neighborhoods throughout Cleveland. Last year, over 1,000 people toured the gardens all over the city.

This year, West Park is on the tour! To showcase your garden or to volunteer to help organize the event locally, please call David Horneck at 216-543-4277 or e-mail Let's show the region what beautiful neighborhoods we have here!

Community Spelling Bee Takes Place Saturday

Are you an excellent speller? Time to show off your skills by joining the fun on Saturday afternoon, April 4, as adults compete in a spelling bee at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. Solos, pairs, and trios are welcome. No devices, internet, or spell check. No fee to enter, either.

Ask your friends to cheer you on! The first prize is $100 cash and the second prize is a $50 gift certificate to West Park Station. To enter, email Or get to West Park Station by 12:30 p.m. The spelling bee starts promptly at 1:05 p.m.

There will be one round of immunity to those who compete dressed up like a bee! Audience approval of the costume is required. For more information, please call Julie at 216-287-3203.

Run Puritas Race Registration Opens

Our friends at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation (BPDC) invite runners, children, parents with kids in strollers, and folks with leashed pets to join the 3rd Annual Run Puritas 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk. The event takes place on Saturday, May 2, and features a new route leaving from Blessed Trinity Catholic Church on West 140th at Puritas Avenue. The 5K run starts at 8:30 a.m. and the 1-Mile Run/Walk starts at 8:35 a.m. Pre-race and race day details along with award categories are available here.

Pre-registration is $20, plus $2.50 if signing up online here. Get a group of 10+ together with mail-in pre-registration and receive special team recognition and a $5 discount on each entry. All proceeds help to fund BPDC's West Park community programs.
In Other News . . .

West Park Young Professionals will hold their second meeting on Thursday, April 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Ironwood Cafe,
17209 Lorain Avenue, to socialize, brainstorm potential projects, and enjoy some food and drinks. To join, please contact Michael Schmit at

A neighborhood meeting was held on March 19, at St. Patrick Catholic Church regarding the Rocky River Drive Master Plan, which addresses improvements needed on Rocky River Drive from Lorain Avenue to Brookpark Road. To download and review the 17 MB slide presentation of the preliminary recommendations and alternatives from the meeting, click here. Look for details on a future public meeting here, on our website, and through social media.

Save the Date! The West Park Family YMCA's Annual Golf Outing takes place at Hickory Nut Golf Course, 23601 Royalton Road, in Columbia Station on Friday, June 26, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Click here to register.

Improve your financial literacy through a free online, self-paced series of interactive learning experiences from our friends at First Federal of Lakewood (FFL). Visit FFL University here. Simply create a user name and password. Can't finish all at once? Return, sign in, and finish at your convenience.

Office and retail space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. Do you know a business looking to locate here? See a photo and details here.

Neighborhood Family Practice has certified application counselors to answer questions and help families and individuals choose an affordable health insurance plan, including Medicaid, Marketplace, Medicare, and their Financial Assistance/Sliding Scale Deductible Program. Call 216-281-0872, ext. 2020 for an appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday at their Puritas Office.

Congratulations to the Cleveland International Film Festival on breaking attendance records again this year, with 100,204 attendees and $138,427 in Challenge Match donations! Once again, KCDC is proud to have been among its neighborhood outreach partners. 

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