Inside This Issue

The 6th Annual Hooley™ is May 9

Volunteers Needed on Saturday for Planter Box Spruce-up

West Park Joins  GardenWalk

All You Can Eat Pancakes on Sunday

Cinco de Mayo Specials at Si Senor

Other News & Events

April 30, 2015
The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ is Saturday, May 9 -- A Week from Saturday!


Join the fun as we present West Park's annual homecoming celebration starting at noon on Saturday, May 9, and continuing to 8 p.m. Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from West 165th Street to Rocky River Drive. "Hooley" is Irish slang for party or celebration. This one started out as a celebration of the new streetscape installed six years ago. Now, The Hooley™ remains an annual day of live music, festival food, entertainment, and activities for all ages. Once again, there is no charge to enter the area of The Hooley™, thanks to our generous sponsors.

Purchase unique goods and pick up interesting information from the almost 60 booths lining each side of Lorain Avenue. New this year, Cleveland Bazaar hosts a juried handmade arts and crafts show on West 168th Street, sponsored by First Federal of LakewoodBring a tote bag for your purchases of unique items, including accessories, stuffed animals, clothing, beach glass jewelry, toys, home decor, and more!

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. Here's the line-up in order of appearance after the opening: The Sunrise Jones; The Donegal Doggs; Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipes and Drums; The Donegal Doggs (return); Mary's Lane; and Cats on Holiday.  

The family stage at West 165th Street, sponsored by Dollar Bank, will feature entertainment for the younger crowd, including Irish dancers and musical performances by local schools. Nearby will be the Youth Center, sponsored by Neighborhood Family Practice, featuring pop-a-shot, a bounce house, a 30-foot tall fire truck slide, and engaging activities run by the West Park YMCA.

Satisfy your cravings from the abundant food offerings, such as gyros, hot dogs, kettle corn, pulled pork, ice cream, and more from a dozen food vendors. Come hungry! All the restaurants will be open, too!

The Hooley™ is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. Special thanks to the City of Cleveland and Councilman Marty Keane for their support and to sponsor Fairview Hospital!

Please join us for a great day of music, food, and family friendly fun. Bring your camera! Take pictures that show the spirit and feeling of the event, and upload your pictures to Instagram, using #TheHooley for a chance to win $25 gift certificates from our hospitality tent sponsors. Additional information can be found here. See you at The Hooley on Kamm's Corners!
Help Kamm's Corners Look Its Best for The Hooley

Join us at 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 2.
Please join the group of volunteers meeting this Saturday, May 2, to weed, plant, and mulch the public planters on Lorain Avenue. We're putting our best foot forward the week before The Hooley on Kamm's Corners. This includes the display of freshly landscaped planter beds with pretty plants and new mulch. Meet us at 10 a.m. 

Please gather in front of West Park Station with work gloves and a shovel and/or trowel. Kids are welcome if they are over 12, but supervision is the parents' responsibility.

It usually takes us four hours to complete the project. We will accept whatever length of time you can give. Supplies are purchased by KCDC. This year, we also will have a trailer full of additional tools and supplies, thanks to Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and their Clean & Green Cleveland Trailer.

Feel free to simply show up, but it would be helpful for us to know you are coming (and how many) via e-mail to

Help us display our neighborhood pride!

Are You Ready for GardenWalk Cleveland?

Gardens will become brilliant
West Park gardens are on this year's tour.
with greenery and color by the weekend of July 11 and 12. That's when GardenWalk Cleveland takes place. For the first time, West Park will be on the map of this free, self-guided tour. It takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on each day, featuring 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.

So far, 15 West Park gardens are scheduled to participate. The West Park headquarters will be at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, where tour maps will be distributed. To showcase your garden or to volunteer to help with the event locally, please call David Horneck at 216-543-4277 or e-mail Let's show the region what a beautiful neighborhood we have!

All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes Offered on Sunday

The West Park Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast is Sunday!
The West Park Kiwanis Club will be heating up the griddles at St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, starting at 8 a.m. on Sunday, May 3.

Until 1 p.m., enjoy all the pancakes you can eat, served with an order of sausage, orange juise, coffee, tea, and milk. Tickets are only $7 each. Children 5 and under dine free of charge! All of the money raised is donated back to the community through local charities. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Carryout is also available. Don't miss it!  

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Si Senor May 5 

On Tuesday, May 5, celebrate Cinco de Mayo on the patio or
Dine at Si Senor Mexican Restaurant on Cinco de Mayo! 
inside Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, 16800 Lorain Avenue, open 11 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. There will be food and drink specials all day long. Tempt your taste buds with new authentic Mexican cuisine included in the daily specials or stick with a favorite entree.

Enjoy nacho chips and salsa, served with every meal. Call 216-941-4424 for more information or to place an order to go. Remember, the patio is also a great place to relax at The Hooley on May 9, too.   

Annual Golf Outing to Benefit Our Y

The West Park Family Branch of the YMCA has been serving the West Park community since the branch was built in 1957. Since then, the Y has taught generations of families the important lifelong skills of water safety, physical education, and character development. The Y continues to serve the community with over 2,700 members.

With help from events like the annual golf outing along with other support from their many generous members and community partners, the West Park branch hopes to raise $75,000 in 2015. The money will be used to support a scholarship program to ensure that nobody is turned away for lack of funds. Join the cause and have fun, too, at the Hickory Nut Golf Course in Columbia Station on Friday, June 26. If you are interested in sponsoring or participating in the event, please click here. You may contact Branch Director Brandon Bussey at 216-941-5410 or     
In Other News . . .
The 3rd Annual Run Puritas 5K and 1-mile Fun Run/Walk takes place Saturday, May 2, at 8:30 a.m. The route starts at Blessed Trinity Church on West 140th Street at Puritas Avenue. Click here for details.

Carol & John's Comic Book Shop at Kamms Plaza is THE place to be on Saturday, May 2, for FREE Comic Book Day! Click here for all the details on the fun!

Bike Night is coming to Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar, starting Monday, May 4. Each customer who rides a bicycle to Red Lantern on Monday will receive a "passport," which will be kept behind the bar. Points are earned for purchases, with a two-point limit per person per Monday through July. Prizes will be awarded. Call 216-331-1458 for details.
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 details here. 

The Tower City Chorus -- Cleveland West Suburban Chapter -- presents "Celebrating 75 Years of Barbershop Harmony" including the voices of some West Parkers! Enjoy this harmonious evening on Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Details are in the flyer. For more information, call 440- 826-0467.
A neighborhood meeting for the Rocky River Drive Master Plan with take place at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, in the lower level of St. Patrick Catholic Church,
4427 Rocky River Drive. The agenda for the meeting will be a discussion of the plan's recommendations with a focus on the roadway and public right-of-way on Rocky River Drive. To download and review the 17 MB slide presentation of the preliminary recommendations and alternatives from the previous meeting, click the link at our website here.  

Help raise funds for Newton D. Baker School of Arts at "ARTS! Celebration: Through Our Lenses," taking place at 3690 West 159th Street on Thursday, May 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Complimentary appetizers will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by a silent auction of chairs, artwork, and photography. See the invitation here.  

The Cleveland Department of Aging presents Senior Day on Wednesday, May 20, at Cleveland Public Hall, 500 Lakeside Avenue. An information fair starts at 10 a.m. with a program at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at noon. Entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m. The event is free of charge! For more information, call 216- 664-2833. 

The annual "Earn Your Spots Jaguar 5K Race and 1-Mile Walk" for St. Joseph Academy takes place on Monday, May 25. See details and register online here.

The West Park Family YMCA is offering Livestrong, a program tailored to meet the specific needs of adult cancer survivors at NO COST to the participants, thanks to a partnership with Fairview Hospital. The 12-week course begins in May. E-mail or call 216-307-4166 for more information.  

Save the Date! St. Joseph Academy will host the 38th Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, June 16, at 7 p.m. Please join us! The event is free and parking is plentiful at 3470 Rocky River Drive. See details here

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