Inside This Issue

12 Days to The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™

Help Kamm's Corners Look Its Best

Special Improvement District Cleans Up

Free Comic Book Day is Saturday, May 7

American Abatement Moves to West Park

Parade the Circle for West Park

Other News & Events

May 2, 2016
The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™  
Here in Twelve Days!

When is it a great idea to be in the middle of Lorain Avenue sipping an ice cold lemonade and doing a little jig to some Irish music? On May 14, because it is West Park's Homecoming Celebration, The Hooley on Kamms Corners™! From noon until 8 p.m. Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from Rocky River Drive to West 165th Street. Great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more will fill the street for this, the seventh annual spring event.

View the latest poster that includes both stage lineups and all the details on our website here.

For more information, email or leave a message at 216-252-6559, ext. 1500 for a return call.

Help Kamm's Corners Look Its Best

Gather with us at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 7, in front of West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue. That's where volunteers will meet to get started on a few hours of volunteer work. We'll be
Join us at 10 a.m. this Saturday, May 7.
mulching and planting annuals in the public planters on Lorain Avenue. It's a lot of fun, good exercise, and a great way to meet your neighbors.

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

If you can't make it out to lend a hand, how about doing a little spring cleanup in 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!

Special Improvement District Maintains Lorain Avenue from West 165th to Fairview Hospital.

Read more on page 13 in the spring issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine.
Thanks to the generosity and the affirmative vote of the property owners in Downtown Kamm's Corners, a Special Improvement District (SID) has been created to maintain the district. 
Why is it "special," and what does it do? A SID is an assessment (similar to a tax) to property owners within a certain defined area, such as the one along Lorain Avenue from West 165th Street to Fairview Hospital.

The assessment funds are pooled and used for a variety of purposes such as snow removal, litter control, landscape maintenance, graffiti removal, security enhancements, and district marketing. Read details in the spring issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine on page 13, accessible online here and being delivered to mailboxes all week. 

A big thank you goes to the property owners and also to Councilman Marty Keane for his leadership and assistance with the legislative process, and also the City of Cleveland, especially the departments of Licenses and Assessments, City Planning, and Law. We look forward to a litter free, and neatly landscaped summer season in beautiful downtown Kamm's Corners!

Free Comic Book Day Happens Saturday, May 7

Celebrate the amazing world of comic books on Free Comic
Arrive early for the best selection.
Book Day! Taking place annually on the first Saturday in May, it happens this year on May 7. Participating comic book specialty shops across the world give away comic books free to anyone who comes in to visit.

Carol & John's Comic Book Shop in Kamms Plaza, 17462 Lorain Avenue, is West Park's event headquarters. "This will be our 15th Annual Free Comic Book Day," said owner John Dudas. The shop was one of thirteen businesses chosen to be part of Facebook's Small Business Council in 2016. Facebook currently has over 25 million small business pages, so this is quite an honor.

Click here for details about the day's event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Learn what is going on at the early release party, beginning at 10 p.m. on the evening of May 6, and lasting till 2 a.m. Those who attend either event are encouraged to come costumed as their favorite characters. 

Company Relocates to West Park

American Abatement & Asbestos Removal Corporation has relocated their headquarters to 15401 Chatfield Avenue. Established 31 years ago by Robert Donelon, it is a family-owned business that was most recently located off of West Boulevard.
Call American Abatement at 216-281-9400.
Robert remains involved with the company operations and his sons John and Terry are now the company's President and Vice President, respectively. According to Terry, the move has been a positive one for the company and they are very happy with their new location. It is a homecoming of sorts for Terry as he has been a homeowner in Kamm's Corners for the past 28 years.

American Abatement provides services for asbestos removal, mold and lead abatement, and interior demolition. For more information about the company, please call 216-281-9400.

Parade the Circle for West Park

Have fun with paint, paper mache, and more as a group of West Park residents get together to create costumers to wear in the Cleveland Museum of Art's annual Parade the Circle. Registration is required for a series of art classes taking place starting Wednesday, May 4 and running through June 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. at West Park Friends Church, 3780
Represent West Park at Parade the Circle on June 11.
West 140th Street. The parade takes place at noon on Saturday, June 11, at Wade Oval in University Circle, near the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard.  

Registration forms are available at Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation, 14703 Puritas Avenue.

Groups of up to 5 youth accompanied by an adult are welcome. For more information, call Vanessa at 216-671-2710 or email See the flyer with additional details here.  

In Other News . . . 

Our Lady of Angels Parish held a Family Service Day on April 30, providing aid to local organizations. Projects included weeding and cleaning the planters on Lorain Avenue. Thanks to the crew for prepping the planters for mulch and flowers going in on Saturday, helping Kamm's Corners shine! 

Save the Date! St. Joseph Academy will host the 39th Annual Town Meeting
on Wednesday, June 22, at 7 p.m. Please join us! The event is free and parking is plentiful at 2470 Rocky River Drive. See details here.

Spend Cinco De Mayo (May 5) at Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, 16800 Lorain Avenue. Food and drink specials will be offered all day. Call 216-941-4422 for more information.

Join the law enforcement community as they honor our fallen heroes
at the 31st Annual Police Memorial Commemoration, May 14 through 22. View the schedule of activities and ticket information here

The Cleveland Department of Aging presents Senior Day on Friday, May 27, 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. Call 216-664-2833 for more information.

Congratulations to Ward 17's Senior of the Year, Sister Rita Petruiello, CSJ. The retired Executive Director of River's Edge continues to live in West Park and will be will be honored for her many years of service to the community by Councilman Martin Keane at Cleveland Public Hall for Senior Day

Learn how to harvest rain water for all your garden needs and get a rain barrel for $60
at a workshop on Sunday, June 26, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market with the assistance of West Park Young Professionals. To register, call Amy Roskilly at 216-524-6580, ext. 22. See the flyer here for details.  

The Barbershop Harmony Society Cleveland West Suburban Chapter Tower City Chorus presents "You'll Never Go Wrong with a Song" on Saturday, May 21, at 7:30 p.m. at the Magnificat Performing Arts Theater. See details here. For more information, call 440-826-0467.

The Great Lakes Expo of 1936 will be discussed by local historian Rebecca McFarland on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. See details here.

Reserve the third Friday of June, July, and August for Asphalt Cinema, an evening of music, art, games, and prizes capped off with a family friendly movie under the stars. The fun takes place at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street. See details here

The spring issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine delivery via the U.S. Postal Service begins this week. It is available online here. To subscribe, send an email with your name and complete address to info@kammscorners.
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