Inside This Issue

Asphalt Cinema on Friday Features City of Cleveland Safety Fair

Dine at Chipotle on Wednesday to Support Kamm's Corners Farmers Market

Romanian Festival Begins Friday

Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

Reduce Feral Cat Population with Kamm's Cat Guardians

Read the Summer Issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine

Other News & Events

August 15, 2016
City of Cleveland Safety Fair Featured at Asphalt Cinema: Zootopia Shown at Dusk

Explore the attractions starting at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 19, at a City of Cleveland Safety Fair being held in conjunction with our final Asphalt Cinema of the season. The event takes place in the area adjacent to the parking lot at Impett Park on West 153rd Street, north of Warren Village Shopping Center. Touch and tour safety equipment, such as a fire truck, bomb squad unit, motorcycles, and more. Walk through the smoke house and get up close and personal with members of the canine unit and at least one mounted police unit. Pick up giveaways and information from city departments under the tent.

Enjoy games with prizes provided by local business owners.  Draw characters from the featured film and win a prize. In addition, there will be hair chalking, balloon creatures, raffles, a bounce house, and BOGO cards from Chipotle (while supplies last). Starting at 8 p.m., everyone will be invited to dance and sing with the help of a DJ. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets for an evening that ends under the stars with the movie Zootopia at dusk.  
Beverages, hot dogs, and popcorn will be available for purchase from West Denison Baseball League. The film and fun activities are FREE of charge thanks to our Asphalt Cinema sponsor, Fairview Hospital along with a grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture. 
Support Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Wednesday, August 17, by Dining at Chipotle

Wednesday evening, dine at Chipotle, 16729 Lorain Avenue, between 5 and 9 p.m. Make dinner a selfless act as 50% of the proceeds from your check will be donated to Kamm's Corners Farmers Market.

Bring in the flyer here, or simply show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause. Any one of those three acts will ensure that 50% of the proceeds of your check will be donated to Kamm's Corners Farmers Market.

What a delicious way to help! 

Romanian Festival Weekend Begins August 19

St. Mary Romanian Orthodox Cathedral hosts its annual Romanian Festival on the cathedral grounds at 3256 Warren Road, starting Friday at 4:30 p.m. and ending Sunday at 10 p.m. Admission and parking are free of charge. Click here for the flyer with details about the hours of operation.

Sample delicious European foods, either inside the air conditioned hall or under a festival tent. Romanian culinary treats include mititei (a special mighty burger from the grill), sarmale (stuffed cabbage), grilled meats, a traditional mamaliga (corn meal souffle), elephant ears (scoverzi), and a big selection of pastries baked by the cathedral's women.

Take a tour of the cathedral and its iconic art. Enjoy folk dancing, ethnic boutiques, and musical performances by the Transylvania Orchestra and singers, as well as DJ music for all ages and tastes.

Children are welcome, and they will find games and activities geared for them as well. For more information, call the parish office at 216-941-5550.

Greek Festival Returns Labor Day Weekend

Brought to you by the George Varouh Cretan Club of Cleveland , it is the 6th Annual Greek Festival on Labor Day Weekend. West 168th Street from Lorain Avenue south to Albers Avenue will be closed for festival use. With free admission, the event begins at 11 a.m. on Friday starting with lunch specials. Then the festival runs daily to 11 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. on Labor Day. See the above graphic for additional details.

Direct from the Mediterranean Island of Crete, the menu options feature the finest Greek Cuisine in town, including lamb roasted on the spit, Greek roasted chicken dinners, and traditional specialties like gyro, moussaka, saganaki, spanakopita, Greek salad, baklava, and more. Enjoy dining in the large covered tents or inside the air conditioned hall.

DJ Alex Dada will keep the music going from 2 until 6 p.m. daily under the main tent. Then live music will be featured in both the dining hall and outside. Dimitri will entertain patrons in the main hall with his unique bouzouki music, and Stigma will electrify the night under the main tent from 6 p.m. until closing daily. In addition, Greek dance troupes from both the Cretan Center and from area Greek churches will perform daily.

All major credit cards are accepted. For additional information, call John Elliot at 440-336-4960 or Nick Kariotakis at 440-829-9565.

Kamm's Cat Guardians Work to Make Feral Cats Better Neighbors

Whether you love cats or hate them, one undeniable fact is that we ALL want to see fewer feral cats wandering our neighborhoods. The GOOD thing about feral cats is that they are an essential part of the ecosystem by keeping down the rodent population. The BAD thing is that they may eat a bird at your bird feeder or use your mulch as a litter box. And one pair plus all their offspring may produce up to 420,000 cats in seven years!
Kamm's Cat Guardians (KCG), was formed to educate and advocate for the stray and feral cat population in our Kamm's Corners Neighborhood, and to do it in such a way that benefits not only the cats, but also those who love them and those who don't. Trap-neuter-return (TNR) is a program KCG uses through which free-roaming cats (not belonging to someone), are:
  • humanely trapped
  • sterilized and medically treated, and
  • returned to the outdoor locations where they were found
This year, KCG received a grant from Neighborhood Connections, the community-building program of the Cleveland Foundation established in 2003 to empower people in Cleveland's neighborhoods to carry out projects that improve the quality of life in their communities. The grant helped KCG purchase traps, transfer cages, and carriers to be used in the TNR process. The equipment is available for use by anyone in the Kamm's Corners Neighborhood for a $40 fully refundable deposit.

To become part of the solution for diminishing the number of feral and stray cats near you, join KCG's first TNR workshop on Thursday, September 15, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at West Park Massotherapy, 4168 Rocky River Drive. Please RSVP e-mailing or by calling and leaving a message at 216-659-4434. For a more detailed article about KCG and the TNR program, click here.  

Read Kamm's Corners Magazine This Week

The summer issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine is being distributed via U.S. Postal Service this week and is available here on line now. On page 20, read about the retirement of a gem in the neighborhood, Carol Cassarin of Carol & John's Comic Book Shop, 17462 Lorain Avenue, in Kamms Plaza.

Discover why large numbers of people are congregating around each other's phones in Kamm's Corners by reading Go! Pokeman Go! on page 10. Meet the KCDC Board Members in the article on page 6. Get highlights of what's happening in general in Around the Corners starting on page 4, while Biz Bits on page 13 covers news about local businesses starting or moving.

Read about Kamm's Corners Farmers Market on page 14,  and take a trip down memory lane by looking back on Sweet Memories of Hough Bakery. Of course, there are details about the Romanian Festival and the Greek Festival on page 25.

The magazine is distributed at no charge, thanks to the support of our advertisers who are eager for your business. Please reward them by purchasing their goods and services.

To receive the magazine by mail, send an e-mail with your full name and entire address, including the zip code, to or call 216-252-6559, ext. 1600.     

In Other News . . .  

Summer's bounty fresh from the fields can be yours when you shop Kamm's Corners Farmers Market every Sunday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at West 168th Street and Albers Avenue, behind Walgreens. Visit the website here each week for fresh news about the chef demo, musical acts, and more.

Spend Tuesday, August 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. engaged in exciting conversations and activities with others who are willing to share ideas about art in our community. It is a "Listening Event" presented by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture and hosted by KCDC at Red Bar and Lounge. Facilitators will move the discussion along. Dinner and an initial drink will be provided. Space is limited, so register now at this link.

The West Park Young Professionals club meets on Thursday, August 25, at 7 p.m. at P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub, 17119 Lorain Avenue. Connect with young professionals who want to make a difference in West Park. Jill from CLE Leadership Center will be speaking.

Lorain Triskett Locksmith has relocated a few doors down to 15802 Lorain Avenue
(formerly Pizza Pan). The move will increase the visibility of the shop. For more information, call 216-252-3336. 

Mike's Diecast and Collectibles recently moved to Kamms Plaza. Visit the store to shop from an inventory that includes die cast cars, Hot Wheels, plastic models, antique toys, action figures, and more. Call 216-420-3936 for more information. 

Specially made healthy shakes and assorted teas are now available at Blended, a new shop in Kamms Plaza at 3762 Rocky River Drive. Visit the comfortable, relaxing environment to see what's available or call 216-420-3936. 
The former St. Joseph's Publications property at 17700 Lorain Avenue was sold last year and soon will reopen as City Dental Care, offering a wide variety of services for children and adults. Call 216-252-5252 for more information or an appointment.

West Park Lutheran Preschool, 4260 Rocky River Drive, is now enrolling for state licensed full-day and half-day programs. See the flyer here for details.   

Neighborhood Family Practice has been serving the west side for 35 years. Their annual fundraiser takes place on Saturday, August 27, from 7 to 10:30 p.m. at the Detroit Shoreway Health Center. The evening includes dinner, drinks, a silent auction, and live entertainment by The Sunrise Jones band. See the invitation and registration details here.

The West Park Historical Society presents "Transportation Vehicles of the Western Reserve," on Tuesday, August 23, at 7 p.m. inside the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Enjoy light refreshments. See the flyer here.

Sponsors are being sought for the 15th Annual Cleveland Heroes Run, taking place on September 18. Click here for details about this event to
benefit the West Park Cleveland Police & Fire Fighters Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Retail space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. Click here for details.   
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