Inside This Issue

West Park Pizza Bake-Off Results

Spaghetti Dinner to Support West Park

Mandarin and Spanish Immersion School Opens

Red Bar & Lounge Hosts Vendor Open House on Saturday

Home Renovation Underway by KCDC

Snow Removal Reminders

Other News & Events

January 29, 2016

West Park Pizza Bake-Off Results Are In 
Who bakes the best pizza in West Park? It depends on each individual's taste, of course! But, over 600 tasters placed their votes at the Second Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off Pre-Super Bowl Game party last Monday in the St. Patrick West Park Church gym, and here are the results:

Best Pizza:
  1. Athens
  2. Dante's
  3. Brothers
Best Wings:
  1. Athens
  2. Bella
  3. Patino's
There was only one winner for Best Pepperoni Pizza: Athens

Congratulations to all the winners!

Proceeds went 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.

Enjoy A Spaghetti Dinner to Support West Park

Founded in 1927, the Kiwanis Club of West Park has a rich history of providing support to numerous community projects including Meals on Wheels, the Cleveland Heroes Run, the West Park Family YMCA, Fairview Hospital, the West Park Historical Society, and more. The club sponsors and runs the Kamm's Corners Independence Day Parade, too.

Help support the fine work of the club by bringing your family and friends to the spaghetti dinner on Saturday, February 13, from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Details are in the flyer.

Mandarin and Spanish Immersion Programs Offered by New Cleveland School

Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) is a tuition-free Cleveland school opening in August and enrolling Kindergarten through First Grade now, with a lottery deadline of March 15. It is: 

  • Tuition-Free , Public, K-8
  • Open to All Ohio  Residents - limited space
  • Mandarin / Spanish Immersion Program
  • International Baccalaureate 
  • Extended School Day and Year
  • Small Class Sizes

  • Visit an upcoming open house to learn more about the school by touring it and meeting members of the staff. Refreshments will be served. The dates are below and link to the RSVP at Event Brite.

    Thursday, February 25, from 5 to 7 p.m.

    Saturday, February 27, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

    For more information, e-mail: or call: 216-315-7942.   

    Vendor Open House Comes to Red Bar and Lounge on Saturday

    On Saturday, stop in for a bite to eat, a drink, or to order some products from various vendors at a vendor open house inside Red Bar and Lounge, 16700 Lorain Avenue. It's the former Paddy Rock space, now offering both American and Mediterranean cuisine.

    Other coming events and live music performances include:
    • February 6: Irish cook-off
    • February 18: Wedding & Event Planning Extravaganza from 6 to 9 p.m.  
    See the full list of upcoming 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. It is 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     

    Snow Removal Reminders from the City of Cleveland

    Winter is here and with it comes snowy and icy weather. Help us keep everyone out there safe. Here are a few reminders from the City of Cleveland.

    507.13 Clearing Sidewalks of Snow and Debris: Every owner, occupant, or person having charge of any tenements, building, lot, or land fronting on any avenue, street, alley, or other public highway of the City, shall clear the whole sidewalk in front of the tenement, building, lot, or land of snow and ice, before 9 a.m. of each day.

    411.02 Disposal of Snow: No person removing snow from any private driveway within the City shall deposit such snow upon the pavement of any public street or on any tree lawn on any public street, except the tree lawn immediately in front of the premises from which the snow is removed. 

    In Other News . . . 

    WestShore Magazine seeks nominations for the 2016 Best of the West. Cast nominations for your favorite places to eat, shop, and more. Be sure to vote for our Kamm's Corners Farmers Market along with your favorite West Park merchants! Click here for the link to cast your ballot before January 30.

    Are you a young professional with energy to give back to the community? Tonight (1/28), stop by The West Park Young Professionals social hour at 7 p.m. at Grayton Road Tavern, 4760 Grayton Road. Meetings are held monthly at various local venues. See the membership form here or e-mail for more information.

    St. Mark Parent Club is holding a Night at the Races fundraiser on Saturday, February 6, at 6 p.m. in the St. Mark Community Center, 15724 Montrose Avenue. Click here for more information.

    Celebrate St. Joseph Academy, 3470 Rocky River Drive, on Saturday, February 20, beginning at 6 p.m. with a delicious dinner, games, and both live and silent auctions, at "Some Enchanted Evening . . . Gather and Grow." For tickets and more information, click here.

    Monday Night at the Movies is back at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive.
    Each month, a different movie is featured, and it is FREE! On February 15, "Meat the Truth" begins at 7 p.m. followed by an optional discussion. Click here for a list of the movies.

    The Republican National Convention is coming to Cleveland in just a few short months.
    What does that mean for you and the community? Click here and select "I am a Northeast Ohio Resident" to sign up for exclusive information from the 2016 Host Committee's community update newsletter, the local's guide to the convention. To register your business for the Supplier Guide, click here.

    Effective May 2015, the City of Cleveland Division of Waste Collection implemented new "Set Out" Guidelines regarding trash and bulk discard items. Watch an informative video explaining those guidelines here.

    Westpark Community School, 16210 Lorain Avenue, will hold a spring craft/vendor show on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free admission. Local crafters and small business vendors are welcome. Email Jen Barker at for registration details.

    Proud of Cleveland? Enjoy this excellent video chock full of scenery and fun lyrics posted here. It mentions Kamm's Corners! Share it with your friends.  

    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.   
    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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