Inside This Issue
St. Patrick's Day Festivities

6th Annual Hooley?
Registration Details

Cleveland International Film Fest Ticket Info

Three Easter Egg Hunts Here

Fairview Hospital Opens Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

West Park Gardens For GardenWalk Cleveland Needed

Other News & Events

March 13, 2015
Join in the St. Patrick's Day Festivities Here

From the early morning Irish breakfasts to live bands performing into the night, Kamm's Corners is THE place to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, before and after the big parade, which starts at 1:04 p.m. in downtown Cleveland. See the parade route here. Remember to "go green" in more than one way, by leaving your car at home. Take public transit or  walk to our fine establishments. Cars will be towed from Kamms Plaza by Marc's if their drivers are not shopping at Marc's. If driving is a must, park in the municipal lot by Albers Avenue or in specially designated areas.

See a map of the Kamm's Corners Entertainment and Retail District to review your entertainment options. Among the offerings are "kegs & eggs" and Irish breakfasts at many venues. There will be live bands and DJ music, feasting on corned beef, and a
The Portersharks play on Survivor's Day, March 18, at Public House.
chance to win a trip to Ireland. Read page 11 of the latest issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine for details on what's happening and where. Note one change: At Public House on "Survivor's Day," March 18, The Portersharks will be playing in the evening. This traditional group is a favorite on the Irish circuit with their beautifully rendered, classically Celtic sound.

Register for the 6th Annual Hooley on Kamm's Corners?
Be part of the fun by showcasing your organization or business to 30,000 people from West Park and surrounding communities on Saturday, May 9. The Hooley? runs from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street.

It's West Park's Homecoming Celebration, featuring great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more.

Cleveland Bazaar, Northeast Ohio's longest-running indie hand-made event, will curate a juried handmade arts and crafts area, replacing last year's Fine Art Alley. All applicants must apply and be accepted by Cleveland Bazaar to participate.

Completed applications and vendor fees must be received in our office by April 3. Online registration information is accessible on our website. For more information, e-mail or call Jackie Wohleber, 216-252-6559, ext. 1000.

Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) tickets are on sale NOW! As a Community Outreach sponsor, KCDC is offering a special code: KAMMSC. Use it for a savings of $2 per ticket purchased. Normal tickets prices for films are $13 per film for CIFF members and $15 for non members. Be sure to use the discount code. Order online, by telephone at 1-877-304-FILM, in person at the Film Festival Box Office in the lobby of Tower City Cinemas, or by mail, using the Program Guide order form. Program Guides are available throughout the region, including all Dollar Bank locations.

The CIFF will take place March 18 through 29 at Tower City Cinemas and select neighborhood screening locations. The Festival will showcase 193 feature films and 234 short films representing 60 countries. Be sure to check here for program updates between now and March 29.

Three Easter Egg Hunts Offered on Saturday, March 28

Register online or in person by Monday, March 23, for the West Park Family YMCA's Easter Egg Hunt, 15501 Lorain Avenue, taking place at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 28, at 10:30 a.m. on the grounds of the Y. The hunt is for children from ages 1 to 10 years of age, and it is free to pre-registered participants.

Later that day, the Division of Cleveland Police Community Relations Committee presents a Crime Prevention Safety Fair at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue. It takes place from noon to 2 p.m. with free pizza, drinks, and prizes. The event features an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 12 and under, starting promptly at 12:30 p.m. See the flyer.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4260 Rocky River Drive, also will host an Easter Egg Hunt from 4 to 5 p.m. for children ages 12 and under. Then at 5 p.m., a spaghetti dinner will be served followed by a movie: The Passion of the Christ. There is no charge to guests. All are welcome! See the flyer.

Fairview Hospital Opens New Epilepsy Monitoring Unit

Cleveland Clinic's Fairview Hospital has opened a new four-bed adult Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU) to deliver state of the art evaluation, diagnosis, and monitoring of patients with epilepsy.


From left: Imad Najm, MD; J. Stephen Jones, MD; Stephen Samples, MD; Dileep Nair, MD; Neil P. Smith, DO. 

As an expansion of the Epilepsy Center located on Cleveland Clinic's main campus, the facility features the latest technology of all-digital video EEG equipment. Operating around the clock, the unit is staffed by a team of nurses and EEG technologists specializing in epilepsy and backed by the Cleveland Clinic Epilepsy Center's large team of epileptologists. 


"We are very excited to open the new Epilepsy Monitoring Unit at Fairview Hospital," said Neil P. Smith, DO, President of Fairview Hospital (pictured above). "We are always looking for ways to build on the quality care we can provide to our community so patients can receive the care they need close to home." Read the full article here.

Calling All West Park Gardeners!

Is your summer garden tour worthy? Our community is participating in GardenWalk Cleveland for the first time this summer. It's a free, self-guided tour of more than 200 private gardens throughout the City of Cleveland, taking place on July 12 and 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you are interested in showcasing your home flower garden, community garden, or urban farm, or would like to volunteer to help with the event locally, please call David Horneck at 216-534-4277 or e-mail him at You will be added to the list of prospective participants and will be contacted in early spring about getting involved. Read more here.
I n Other News...  
Plan to attend a neighborhood meeting about the Rocky River Drive Master Plan on Thursday, March 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level of St. Patrick Catholic Church, 4427 Rocky River Drive. The plan addresses Rocky River Drive from Lorain Avenue to Brookpark Road. For details, see page 6 of the winter edition of Kamm's Corners Magazine.   
Office and retail space is available in beautiful downtown Kamm's Corners.
Do you know a business looking to locate here? See a photo and details here.

Portraits with the Easter Bunny are being offered by Style Mutt Dog Boutique & Daycare, 3525 Warren Road, from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 21. A portion of each sale will be donated to Secondhand Mutts. No appointment is necessary. Pets and children welcome! See the flyer.

West Park Constellation School, 16210 Lorain Avenue, offers a Spring Vendor & Craft Fair fundraiser on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $1 and includes two tickets to the Chinese raffle. Details here.

Become media savvy! Join River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive, for Breaking Down the News on Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. During the workshop, media literacy principles will be explored to change your news perspectives. The fee of $75 includes morning coffee and lunch. 

The PetFix Mobile Clinic will be at Cleveland Animal Care and Control on Wednesday, March 18, performing spay/neuter surgeries on dogs and cats for a fee. Services are open to residents of Cleveland. Call 216-664-2759 or e-mail to make an appointment. No walk-ins will be served. See details on Facebook here.

The Ohio Rockers , a local Senior Olympic women's softball team, is seeking competitive women softball players for the 50 to 55 year age group. The team placed second in the 2013 National Senior Games and will be going to Minnesota on July 2 through 8, for the 2015 games. They play on Friday nights at Bohlken Park in Fairview Park and in local tournaments. To join, call Marcia at 216-941-4815.


A reflection in word and instrumental music on the last seven words of Christ is being offered at the Church of St. Mel, 14436 Triskett Road, on Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. See details in the flyer.   


Enjoy a Night at the Races in support of the St. Joseph Academy Jaguars on Saturday, March 21! The fun takes place from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. at 3470 Rocky River Drive. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. See what's on the menu and all the details in the order form here.    


Participate in planning for new and remodeled Cleveland Metropolitan Schools and learn more about plans for our neighborhood at a meeting on Tuesday, March 24, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Ascension Village Apartments, 14130 Puritas Avenue. Call 216-696-4950 for more information.


Congratulations to Si Senor Mexican Restaurant! On March 28, enjoy a live Mariachi band from 6 to 9 p.m. to celebrate their 5th anniversary at 16800 Lorain Avenue. Enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine in a friendly atmosphere. Food and drink specials will be offered. Call 216-941-4224 for details.   


The West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive, serves a community meal on the fourth Sunday of every month at 11:30 a.m. in Bartter Hall, accessible from the rear parking lot. The meal is served free of charge. All are welcome!


Jones Bones BBQ opened inside Riverside Pub, 4363 Rocky River Drive, offering pork ribs, pulled pork, polish boys, beef hot dogs, hand cut french fries, slaw, and more. Dine in or carry out. Call 216-298-3851.    


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