Inside This Issue

West Park Pizza Bake-Off Fundraiser

YMCA Offers Special January Joiner Fee

My Reclaimed Life Seeks Help to Purchase New Sign

West Park Library Kicks Off Community Vision Plan

Gala Open House Coming in February

Vote Kamm's Corners Farmers Market for Best of the West

Other News & Events

January 13, 2017
Join Celebrity Judges in Voting for Your Favorite Pizza at the Bake-Off 

Who makes the best pizza in West Park? Join the crowd and celebrity judges to cast your vote at the 3rd Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off on Monday, January 23, at St. Pat's gym, 4427 Rocky River Drive, from 5 to 8 p.m. It's a benefit for the church and a good time for the community.

Judges are Patty Harken of Fox 8 News in the Morning, Carmen Angelo Tedesco of News Radio WTAM 1100, and Ross Keller of Italian Creations in Lakewood. The judges are not the only change this year. Warming carts will keep the pizza hot throughout the evening. Simply arrive for hot pizza any time before 7:30 p.m. as that's when the voting ends.

Adult tickets are only $10 for all-you-can-eat pizza and a drink. For kids ages 6 to 12, tickets are $5. There is no charge for children 5 years old or younger.

In addition, a raffle takes place for an LG 49" LED Smart 4K Ultra High Definition TV. Only 500 tickets will be sold at $5 each or 5 tickets for $20. Tickets may be purchased at participating pizza shops, and after each weekend Mass at St. Pat's, and in the church rectory during normal office hours.

The latest bake-off news is posted on Facebook here

Special Promotion Offered by the West Park Family YMCA

Take advantage of $17 in '17 -- 2017 that is. It's a special joiner fee of only $17 being offered for anyone joining during January, to help new members get a start on their resolutions for a healthier life. After all, a Y membership helps people and families build and maintain healthy habits for the spirit, mind, and body. How?
  • Parents find a safe, positive environment for children to learn good values, social skills and behaviors.
  • Families come together to have fun and spend quality time with each other.
  • Children and teens play, learn who they are and what they can achieve, and are accepted.
  • Adults connect with friends, pursue interests, and learn how to live healthier.
  • Communities thrive because neighbors support each other and give back.
  • Members build relationships that further a sense of belonging and purpose.
Don't delay! Join today! Stop by the West Park Family YMCA at 15501 Lorain Avenue, or call 216-941-5410 for more information.

My Reclaimed Life Holds Fundraiser for New Sign

H ave you shopped at the cozy boutique offering vintage and antique goods at 16205 Lorain Avenue? Open since September 1, My Reclaimed Life is next to Yvonne's Jewelers and across the street from Dunkin' Donuts. Proprietor Chelsea Jenkins also features the work of local artists for sale. And, last month, she successfully coordinated the arts and crafts portion of the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Holiday Showcase.  

"So far, I have relied solely on social media, word-of-mouth, and networking with local businesses to spread the word about what the shop offers. The former Humbert Studio sign remains where my new sign would go," Chelsea explained.

A fundraiser is planned at West Park Station, 17015 Lorain Avenue, on Saturday, February 11, from 3 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $20 for all-you-can-eat pizza and wings. Domestic draft beer is also included. There will be Chinese raffles and side boards. (Click here for the Facebook invitation.) Your help is needed, so rally with your friends and family for a good time for a good cause.

Chelsea has given back to the community by donating goods to needy families and volunteering on community projects. This is a way to help her increase business for greater success. For more information, call 216-532-5326. 

Share Your Vision for the West Park Library

On Thursday, January 26, between 4 and 7 p.m. visit the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library, 3805 West 157th Street, for an informal open house. The event kicks off the branch's Community Vision Plan.

Participate in a range of work stations to describe what you'd like to see at the branch in the future, including ideas for the building, grounds, and services. Please click here for more information on the Community Vision Planning Process and to take a brief online survey to help guide the branch's future.

Enrollment Continues Through March 29 for Cleveland's International Language School

One of the most effective ways for children to learn a second language is through a program of full language immersion. Global Ambassadors Language Academy (GALA) offers both Mandarin and Spanish Immersion classes at its tuition-free, public school at 13442 Lorain Avenue.

Open to all Ohio residents, GALA offers small class sizes and extended school days. All students are welcome with no prior language skills required. Registration is underway for the 2017/18 school year. Register here for an upcoming open house with light refreshments, taking place:
  • Thursday, February 9, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, February 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Click here for the open house flyer. Call 216-315-7942 for more information.


Support Kamm's Corners Farmers Market with Your Vote!  


Cleveland Magazine is seeking the best farmers market, restaurant, brewery, party location, and more in its annual "Best of the West" contest. Support your local favorites by taking a few minutes to vote in up to 50 categories. For your vote to count, you must cast a ballot for 50% of the categories covered. It is fun and a great way to show your appreciation for all of the hard-working merchants at the places you enjoy.


Please select Kamm's Corners Farmers Market (returning in June!) among your favorites. It's fun and easy!  Cast your ballot here

In Other News . . .  
Sister Rita Petruziello of the Congregation of St. Joseph and retired director of River's Edge invites all to celebrate unity on a grand scale this Sunday, January 15. Details about Circle the City in Love are here

KCDC is an official CIFF41 Illuminate media partner to help spread the word about the Cleveland International Film Festival season. Look for voucher give-aways via our Facebook and Twitter posts starting March 20th. The festival runs from March 29 through April 9.

Hatfield's Goode Grub, 16700 Lorain Avenue, offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Currently, the art of Carolyn Ballou is being featured. A closing reception takes place on Friday, January 27, from 7 to 11 p.m. Come hungry and grab a bite to eat while you view her art work, available for purchase. Call 440-263-5221 for details.

A recent analysis shows the median home prices in Kamm's Corners and four other Cleveland neighborhoods are higher than in about a fourth of the suburbs in Cuyahoga County. Read the article published by the Cleveland Plain Dealer with details here.  
Neighborhood Connections is a small grants program designed to assist Cleveland neighborhood groups to strengthen the social network in their communities. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. Any resident-led or community group is eligible to apply, including those that aren't recognized as 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. The next deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, February 10. For application information, click here. 
Second floor office space is available in beautiful Downtown Kamm's Corners inside the newly renovated Alber Building, 17019-25 Lorain Avenue. First floor office and retail space is available at the KCDC Building, 17401 Lorain Avenue, across from Kamms Plaza. Click here for details.

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The offices of KCDC will be closed on Monday, January 16, in observance of Martin Luther King Day. 
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