Inside This Issue

West Park Pizza Bake-Off

Get Healthy in 2016

Meet Dale Smith of ACE Hardware

Fundraiser Here Marks 50th Anniversary of Star Trek

Events at the New Red Bar & Lounge

Home Renovation Underway by KCDC

Other News & Events

January 8, 2016

West Park Pizza Bake-Off to Raise Funds for St. Patrick Church 
Who bakes the best pizza in West Park? Tasters will decide at the Second Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off Pre-Super Bowl Game party on Monday, January 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the St. Patrick West Park Church gym, 4427 Rocky River Drive. Tickets include "all you can eat" pizza and a beverage. Prices vary by each taster's age: $10 for ages 12 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 11, and no charge for 5 and younger. Click here for the flyer.

A newly announced "Wing War" will be waged on the side for an additional charge -- not yet determined -- meaning a variety of wings by each of the competitors will be added to the menu.

Purchase raffle tickets for a 48" LED 1080p HD Smart TV with Roku. Tickets are $5 for one or $20 for five. In addition, an Ohio State football autographed by Urban Meyer (donated by The Public House) will be raffled. Purchase those tickets for $1 for one ticket or $5 for six tickets.

Proceeds go to the church in an effort to get the tower bells ringing again! By updating the system to digital, it will be easy to program them for weddings, church services, and funerals.

Get Healthy in 2016

West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, is offering its 8-week wellness challenge again. Space is limited, so sign up now for this popular "get into shape" program, which starts on Monday, January 18. Click here to see some dramatic before & after photos from previous participants, and sign up for the program.

With the help of the West Park Family YMCA's certified trainers, three boot camps per week, and healthy fare menu discounts from West Park Station, participants will become more fit than ever in the new year!

Added incentives include $3,000 in cash and prizes, including $500 to each overall male and female "loser." The $125 entry fee includes a two-month membership to the West Park Family YMCA, fitness classes, aquatic classes, basketball pick-up games, kick boxing, nutrition tips, and more.

Meet Dale Smith, Store Manager at ACE Hardware

Family owned and locally operated E&H Hardware Group opened ACE Hardware in Kamms Plaza (3780 Rocky River Drive) last November. Since then, many West Park "do-it-yourselfers" have been shopping there, sometimes asking for advice from store manager Dale Smith, who has been working in hardware retail for 30 years.
Originally from Hudson, Dale spent the past three years in Columbus, but recently moved across the bridge to Fairview Park. "It's great to be back in Greater Cleveland. I love this entire area and especially enjoy being so close to Lake Erie and downtown Cleveland," said Dale. When asked about the changes he's seen in the hardware business over the years, Dale said that one of the biggest has been the uptick in big box hardware stores versus the smaller, more personal stores like ACE.
"A big difference is that my team and I are trained and knowledgeable so that exceptional customer service is part of our day-to-day operations," he said. "We are always here to help you get the job done!" With convenient "close to the door" parking, ACE is open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 to 5 p.m. For more information, call 216-251-4223 or visit the ACE website here.

Local Group Marks the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek with Day-long Event

Help kick start the celebration at warp speed by attending Cleveland Star Trek Day hosted by the crew of  USS Challenger, the Cleveland Chapter of The Federation, at P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub on Tuesday, January 19, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Mission of The Federation is to help those in need while "Living the Dream" of the Star Trek universe and exemplifying the ideals set forth by Gene Roddenberry in his vision for a hopeful future for mankind.

Over the course of the past decade, this West Park group has raised thousands of dollars in support of local and national charities including the Annual Food Bank Drive, Supplies Drive for the Cleveland Kennel, Laura's Home, Puritas Nursery Holiday Trains, the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, US Marine Corps Toys for Tots, March for Babies, Heartwalk, and more.

Visit the event to meet the starship officers, learn about their community service work, and enjoy a fine meal and beverage. Present this flyer and 20% of your tab will be donated to the group. Pet a tribble, handle a phaser, talk about Star Trek, and learn about community service at this unique event. You can even join the club! 
Visit Red Bar and Lounge for Something New

Try the newly opened Red Bar and Lounge at 16700 Lorain Avenue, in the former Paddy Rock space, offering both American and Mediterranean cuisine. The new place features two floors for food, fun, and entertainment. With 12 beers on draft, specialty cocktails listed here, 15 flat screen TVs, pool tables, a dance floor, and plenty of space, why not book a party or simply enjoy an evening out with friends?

Coming events and live music performances include:
  • January 12: Beer Lovers Meetup at 6 p.m.
  • January 13: First Jam Night/Open Mic at 8 p.m. and every Wednesday
  • January 19: First Karaoke at 9 p.m. and every Tuesday
  • January 22: Almost Famous at 9 p.m.
  • January 23: Shadi Ranjous at 9 p.m.
  • January 29: Faction at 9:30
  • January 30: Vendor Show from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • February 6: Irish cook-off (details coming soon)
  • February 18: Wedding & Event Planning Extravaganza from 6 to 9 p.m.  
See the full list of coming events here. Except for special events, hours are Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. with happy hour from 4 to 7 p.m. Closed on Sundays.

Another Home Renovation Underway by KCDC

KCDC purchased and is renovating the three-bedroom home pictured above on Woodbury Avenue. Within 30 days, it will be ready for sale to a qualified buyer who intends to live in the house. To learn more, contact Bill Markowitz at 216-252-6557, ext. 1700 or

Details will appear in the next e-newsletter.    

In Other News . . . 

Brothers Pizza has moved to their new expanded location, 4059 Rocky River Drive, across from Savor the Moment coffee shop. Increased parking is an added bonus at this larger facility. Call 216-920-6086 to order.

Did you know that Savor the Moment offers soups and sandwiches in addition to coffee? Stop in to warm up at 4080 Rocky River Drive, and notice the brand new awning. 

Make wellness a goal for the entire family through the West Park Family YMCA's partnership with Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital. Named the Wellness Avengers, the 10-week program is only $20 per family. Open to members and non-members, it starts on January 12. Register here.
Are you a young professional with energy to give back to the community?
Visit The West Park Young Professionals social hour, held monthly. See the membership form here or e-mail for more information.  

The facade renovation is complete on the Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue, making it an attractive place to locate a business. Click here for a photo and details.   
On cold winter days, remember SouperMarket for fine hand-crafted soups, stocks and broths, grilled cheese sandwiches, salads, and vegetarian fare, at 16804 Lorain Avenue. See the menu here.

The 2016 West Park calendar, presented by the West Park Historical Society, is still available for $8.50 at these locations: Gene's Place to Dine, K & K Portage Market, and Puritas Nursery.     

Neighborhood Connections may be able to help your community group through its small grants program, ranging in awards from $500 to $5,000. Learn how to apply here.  

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