Inside This Issue

West Park Rib Cook-off on Saturday

Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

Family Fun Slated for August 13 at Local School

Be Well West Park

Ace Hardware Seeks Employees

Other News & Events

July 31, 2015
West Park Rib Cook-off Happens Saturday 

Join the fun as local establishments compete in the Summer Shandy 3rd Annual West Park Rib Cook-off on Saturday, August 1, in the parking lot behind Back Stage Bar. Ribs will be sizzling and ready to eat starting at 3 p.m.

Taste the flavors of:

Back Stage Bar
Ironwood Cafe
P.J. McIntyre's
Public House
Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar
Slim & Chubby's
Smedley's Bar & Grill
West Park Station

Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a Big Green Egg grill with a portion of the ticket sales going to benefit Kamm's Corners Farmers Market. Winner will be notified on Monday. See the flyer, here.

Leadership Program Seeks Applicants

If you are working on a project within the City of Cleveland limits and are determined to make a positive impact, then you are a great candidate for the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program. This is a free, 15-session community engagement training program for 20 committed individuals who will be chosen for the program year.

Kamm's Corners resident Ed George expanded his leadership skills through the program. Read details about his experience here. Sessions take place on Saturdays at Trinity Commons at 2230 Euclid Avenue, starting Saturday, August 29. The deadline to apply is August 5, so don't delay! Click here for the online application.  For more information call 216-776-6172. 

Family Fun Slated for August 13 at Local School

Newton D. Baker School of the Arts, 3690 West 159th Street, presents a community family fun event from 4 to 6 p.m. on their grounds. Enjoy bouncy houses, cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, and musical entertainment. Meet and greet the new school principal, Wendy Rose-Geiling, and get to know some of the art instruction partners.

Bario Food Truck will be offering a great menu of dinner options while guests learn more about the growing Newton D. Baker School community. See the flyer, here.  
Be Well, West Park!

You are invited to join a free 8-week adult fitness challenge hosted by Fairview Hospital, KCDC, Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation, and local businesses. Kick-off screenings take place on Saturday, August 15, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gunning Recreation Center, 16900 Puritas Avenue. On Tuesday evenings, walk and talk sessions will take place with health professionals from 6 to 7:30 p.m. starting on August 18 and running through October 6.

Prizes will be awarded for the top three participants who lose weight, participate fully, and exercise regularly! The final weigh-in takes place on Saturday, October 10, at Gunning Recreation Center.

Read additional details in this flyer

Ace Hardware Seeks Employees for November Opening

Employment applications and return envelopes are now available in a box at the door of the
Ace Hardware store under construction near the tower corner of Kamms Plaza (formerly occupied by Dots and Fashion Bug). Employment applications may also be picked up during regular business hours in the KCDC office, 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200.

Construction delays have pushed back the opening until November. The bright new store will offer a complete garden center, certified Weber grill sales and repairs, fishing and hunting licenses, and more.
In Other News . . .

Treat your family to a great game of basketball at Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Avenue, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Cleveland Firefighters charity basketball game for the benefit of the West Park Kiwanis Club. Details in flyer, here.

The Kamm's Corners Farmers Market operates from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens every Sunday. See why it was named "Best of the West" once again! Check out the full list of musical acts, chef demos, and special market features here.

On August 4, enjoy an Ice Cream Social and Night Out Against Crime at Jefferson Park, West 132nd Street and Lorain Avenue, sponsored by our friends at Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation. Learn more, here.

The West Park Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue, is hosting a free performance ensemble on Tuesday, August 11, at 1 p.m. in the gym. Learn more about this family-friendly production here.

A classic car and music show is coming to Jefferson Park, West 132nd Street and Lorain Avenue, on Saturday, August 8, from noon to 5 p.m., sponsored by Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation. Classic car exhibitors are welcome for a fee of $10 in advance and $15 at the show. Contact Rachel at 330-635-8047 or email to exhibit.

Asphalt Cinema includes a City of Cleveland Safety Fair on Friday, August 21, at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street. Bring the family for an evening of free games, engagement with our safety forces, and interactive fun. Big Hero 6 will be shown at dusk. Click here for details.

Planning a block party? Remember to obtain a permit to conduct a recreational activity upon a street. Applications must be received by the city at least 14 business days prior to the event. Click here for the page link to download the application.

Neighborhood Connections offers small grants to groups of residents in Cleveland to do projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. The next grant deadline 5 p.m. on Friday, August 14. Read more about the requirements here.

Office and retail space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. See details here.

The annual St. Mary Romanian Festival is set for August 21 through 23, at 3256 Warren Road. Enjoy good food, entertainment, and fun! Call 216-941-5550 for details or visit the festival page, here

Save some of your Labor Day Weekend to enjoy the 5th Annual Kamm's Corners Greek Festival, hosted by the George Varouh Cretan Club. It takes place on West 168th Street, between Lorain Avenue and Albers Avenue, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily and until 9 p.m. on Labor Day.

Delivery of the summer issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine starts next week. Read it online now, here.
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