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The Hooley on Kamm's Corners Offers Day-Long Fun on Saturday, May 12 

Help Us Spruce Up the Planters on Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m.

New 2018 City Life Insert Features Kamm's Corners on the Cover

Chili Cook-Off Comes to Working Class Brewery

Free Comic Book Day Offers Fun and Memorable Photo Ops for All Ages

West Park WOW Begins Wednesday, May 23

Other News
May 1, 2018

The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ Offers Day-Long Fun on Saturday, May 12

Join us on Saturday, May 12, for a day of live music, festival food, engaging entertain-ment, and family activities! The fun runs from noon until 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue, from Rocky River Drive to West 165th Street. The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ is THE place to be on Saturday, May 12. 

There is no charge to attend this event produced by Kamm's Corners Development Corporation with presenting sponsor Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital. See all the details here.

Two stages offer live performances! See both line-ups here along with all the details! There is something for everyone -- young and old, from Irish dancing to a rock band of middle schoolers on the family stage and contemporary Irish folk music to blues and country on the main stage.

Follow us on social media for all the latest news about The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™ . Simply click on the social media icons at the left to connect with us. See you on May 12!

Help Us Spruce Up the Planters This Coming Saturday at 10 a.m. on May 5     
Join a group of dedicated neighborhood volunteers to help us prepare the planters around "downtown" Kamm's Corners for The Hooley.

This year, our efforts will be more about clean up and mulching than planting new, as the planters were "fortified" with new plant material last fall by the Kamm's Area Special Improvement District. However, we will also work on the planters on Rocky River Drive near Keybank and the dental building. Full Cycle Organics will be providing organic compost, too.

Thanks to our friends at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress, we will have their "Citizens Bank Clean and Green Trailer" filled with tools and supplies for the work. If you have a small pruning tool or push broom, please bring it. All other supplies and tools will be provided. Won't you help us put our best foot forward for West Park?

Meet us in front of Walgreens (look for the big trailer) at 10 a.m. Following the work, KCDC will provide some light refreshments and snacks.

If you can't make it out to lend a hand, how about doing a little spring cleanup near your yard? Sweep up any litter or debris on the street, sidewalk, or tree lawn -- and say hi to your neighbors while you're at it.

The New 2018 City Life Magazine Features Kamm's Corners on the Cover

Our neighborhood is featured on page 34 in the special City Life insert in the May issue of Cleveland Magazine. The cover is a picture from Lorain Avenue. Also, read about West Park businesses White Wheel Aligning Service, Inc. and Only in Clev.

The special section by LiveCLEVELAND promotes living here and throughout Cleveland. Discover why Cleveland neighborhoods, and especially West Park, are THE place to be!

Chili Cookoff Comes to Working Class Brewery

On Friday evening, May 4, sample 10 different chili recipes at Working Class Brewery, 17448 Lorain Avenue, inside Kamms Plaza. The benefit runs from 7 to 9:30 p.m. and includes Star Wars Jeopardy at 7 p.m. For only $15, get 10 chili samples. Proceeds benefit the Cleveland Rugby Coalition, a competitive women's sevens rugby team.

If you haven't yet tried the delicious beer at Working Class Brewery, that event would be a perfect time as the brewery does not have a kitchen. Beer and chili are a great duo! While you're at it,  meet the working class guys who opened the brewery, following a passion and dream to create great fresh local craft beer for hard working people. 

Free Comic Book Day Offers Fun and Memorable Photo Ops for All Ages
Carol and John's Comic Book Shop, 17430 Rocky River Drive, (in Kamms Plaza) is holding its 17th Annual Free Comic Book Day on Saturday, May 5. They are planning the most comprehensive event ever produced. And, for the first time, they're flying out a creator, the legendary Jim Steranko, a popular comic book writer and illustrator.   

Free Comic Book Day is the first Saturday in May across the U.S. Carol and John break the event up into two equally engaging events, each with its own character. They host a midnight release event from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Friday, May 4. Books are given out at midnight, but there's a lot going on before then. The main event begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 5, and lasts until 7 pm.  While the night event leans more toward adults and the day event toward kids, both events are absolutely family friendly.

More than 30,000 books will be given away, with each guest being invited to choose ten. For details about all that's being offered from titles to activities, click here.

West Park WOW Begins Wednesday, May 23 
With the recent success of the Passport Program, where six new West Park businesses came together to promote themselves and each other, the team has decided to introduce a program for the summer called "West Park Walk on Wednesdays" (West Park WOW). The new program kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on May 23, and then continues on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month throughout the summer.

The walks will start at one of several neighborhood businesses, travel to another, possibly a third, and then return to the first. Business owners at each stop will have a moment to introduce their businesses and offer a coupon, demonstration, or a taste to educate walkers about their products or services. On each walk, a professional will walk along, discussing their specialty and answering questions. On May 23, it will be Ross Bassett of the West Park Historical Society. See the flyer with the schedule,
here. This event is sponsored by  Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital.  

In Other News . . .

The City of Cleveland is restoring its leaf pickup program in a substantial portion of Ward 17. Look for Leaf Pickup signs on your street before raking leaves to the curb. See this link for details

The First District Community Relations Meeting takes place this Thursday, May 3,
at 7 p.m. at Saint Ignatius of Antioch Church, 10205 Lorain Avenue. The meeting is held in the school cafeteria.

Congratulations to nationally recognized, blue ribbon school Newton D. Baker School of the Arts, 3690 West 159th Street, for winning a first place award! Their 6th and 7th Grade won $5,000 for their original performance, Stop the Hate. The school also won the most participants award at 100% in the essay contest and were awarded another $5,000 for the school by The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, 2929 Richmond Road in Beachwood, Ohio. 

Delivery of the spring issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine  starts via U.S. Postal Service this week. Can't wait? Read it online at our archive, here

The next West Park Neighbor NIght is Wednesday, May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at West Park United Church of Christ, 3909 Rocky River Drive. Dinner will be provided during the meeting. If you have questions, contact   
There are many important decisions for voters on the May 8 Primary Election Ballot. These include Governor, US Senate, US Congress, and more. Register now and learn how to change your address or vote by mail, here

The Cleveland Department of Aging presents the 28th Annual Senior Day on Thursday, May 24, at Cleveland Public Hall, 500 Lakeside Avenue. The free event begins with an information fair at 10 a.m. and includes a program at 11 a.m. followed by lunch and entertainment. See the flyer, here.

Save the date! Saint Joseph Academy will host KCDC's 41st Annual Town Meeting on Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. Please join us! The event is free and parking is plentiful at 3470 Rocky River Drive.  

Interested in marching in the Kiwanis Club of West Park's  annual Independence Day Parade? Click here for details and the parade application. 
Office space is available inside the KCDC Building at 17407 Lorain Avenue. See the small professional suite with three rooms and a kitchenette for only $595/month. Call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext 1000 for details. 
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