Inside This Issue

Free Holiday Train Displays Run Through December 31

Friday is Last Chance for Free Sleigh Rides

New Commander Appointed to First District

Recap of Wine in the Holidays

Hatfield's Goode Grub Opens for Business

Support KCDC with Your Gift

Other News & Events

December 15, 2016

Puritas Nursery Train Displays Run Through New Year's Eve -- Free!

Be sure to visit the model train displays -- a family favorite for the holiday season at Puritas Nursery. There is no charge to enjoy the variety of locomotives traveling through miniature villages and living vegetation inside the heated greenhouse at 19201 Puritas Avenue. While there, select a freshly cut Christmas tree, drilled with the "stay straight" system. The shop also offers a large selection of Christmas cactus, cyclamens, mistletoe, and air plants. The trains run through December 31. For more information and photos from previous year's events, click here

Final Chance to Enjoy a Free Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride at Kamms Plaza 

Friday evening, December 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. enjoy a free horse-drawn sleigh ride around Kamms Plaza at the corner of Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive. The complimentary sleigh rides depart from the tower corner at 6 p.m. with the final trip leaving at 7:40 p.m. Heavy rain or ice will cause the rides to be cancelled. Bundle up and enjoy this family friendly treat from plaza management. While there, do some shopping at the many stores, including Ace Hardware, Carol & John's Comic Book Shop, Dollar Tree, Kamm's Plaza Pet & Supply, Marc's, Radio Shack, and more. Dine at Dragon Towers, Gene's Place, Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar, Romeo's Pizza, and Subway. Many plaza establishments offer holiday gift certificates -- a great stocking stuffer!

New Commander Appointed to First District

New First District Police Commander Daniel M. Fay is sworn in.
On Monday, December 12, Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson was joined by the Director of Public Safety Michael McGrath, Chief of Police Calvin D. Williams, and other public safety members to congratulate and administer the oath of office to four police officers given new command positions for the City of Cleveland Division of Police. 

Two commanders were laterally transferred to new command positions within the Division and two were promoted to the rank of Commander.  Mayor Jackson swore-in Daniel M. Fay, who recently served as the Commander of the Bureau of Support Services, as the Commander of the First District. Thomas N. McCartney, who most recently served as the Commander of the First District, now takes on the role of Commander of the Third District. 

We welcome Commander Fay to the First District, and thank Commander McCartney for his many years of service, wishing him all the best on his move to the Third District. See more here

A Recap of Fundraising Fun at Wine in the Holidays

Big thanks to our many supporters who came out for our annual fundraiser, Wine in the Holidays! What a great night of sipping wine, tasting beer, and enjoying hearty hors d'oeuvres in a festive atmosphere.  Rocksolid Stone Works (RSW) provided generous support. They carry and fabricate one of the widest selections of hard surfaces and granite in Cleveland. Located at 4031 West 150th, RSW offers outstanding craftsmanship and top-notch products. Consider them for your kitchen countertop needs.  

We appreciate their event support along with that of AMP 150, Public House, and Puritas Nursery. Proceeds will be used to continue the revitalization of Kamm's Corners and West Park.

Hatfield's Goode Grub Serves Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Hatfield's Goode Grub is now open for business at 16700 Lorain Avenue and is serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast offerings include eggs, grits, omelets, burritos, and biscuits & sausage gravy. Lunch and dinners offer a variety of sandwiches including burgers, BBQ pulled pork, BBQ chicken, and fish tacos as well as chili and Brunswick Stew. Veggie menu items and a coffee bar are also available. Ken and Jessica Hatfield are dedicated to providing high-quality Southern comfort food in a warm, relaxing atmosphere. Carry-out and catering are available, too. The restaurant and coffee shop hours are Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed Monday. For more information, call 440-263-5221.
West Park Pizza Bake-Off Set for January 23

Back by popular demand, the Third Annual West Park Pizza Bake-Off will be held on Monday, January 23, at St. Pat's gym, 4427 Rocky River Drive, from 5 to 8 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 for all-you-can-eat pizza and a drink. For kids 6 to 12, tickets are $5. There is no charge for children under 5.

As the date approaches, check for updates about participating restaurants, parking, and all bake-off news on Facebook here

West Park T-shirts for Sale!

Need a cool stocking stuffer or gift? Pick up a soft, cotton West
Only $15 each! 
Park T-shirt for only $15 each from our KCDC office at 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200. Only a limited quantity remain from our recent fundraiser. Please bring exact change or you may write a check. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

It would be best to call 216-252-6559, extension 1000 or 1600, to make sure your size is available and that someone will be in the office to help with your purchase when you arrive. 

Donate to KCDC at Year's End: We Appreciate Your Support!

For nearly 40 years, KCDC has been working for you and your community, helping Kamm's Corners remain one of the most desirable places to live, work, and play. We administer the Storefront Renovation program, bring new businesses to the community, produce Kamm's Corners Magazine, and conduct neighborhood events such as Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, Asphalt Cinema, and The Hooley on Kamm's Corners . Your gift dollars in any amount helps to make our community even better. Click here to donate online or mail your gift check to our address below. Gifts are tax deductible! Thank you!      

In Other News . . .  

On Saturday, December 17, at 6:30 p.m. St. Pat's West Park, 4427 Rocky River Drive, hosts "Steppin Out," a women's singing group performing and raising money for charities for 61 years. Enjoy holiday favorites and popular tunes for a free-will donation at the door. See the flyer here.

Enjoy "It's a Wonderful Life" at Monday Night at the Movies followed by a sing-along of Christmas carols after the movie! This festive event takes place at River's Edge, 3430 Rocky River Drive. A free-will offering will support the Women's Outreach Center. Register online here.

Sister Rita Petruziello of the Congregation of St. Joseph and retired director of River's Edge is organizing a gathering to celebrate unity on a grand scale, ahead of the presidential inauguration. It takes place on Sunday, January 15. Learn more about Circle the City in Love in Freshwater Clevelandhere.  

Winter blues? Remember the West Park Branch of the Cleveland Public Library , 3805 West 157th Street, offers free entertainment with your library card. Books, CD's, and DVD's are there to borrow and enjoy. Call 216-623-7102 for more information, including special programs and computer training.

Start the New Year with a 2017 West Park Historical Society calendar, now available for $10 in person or $12.50 by First Class Mail. (No online sales.) To order, call Dar McGeady at 216-476-8214 or email It's a great gift!

Local restaurants offer gift certificates, perfect stocking stuffers for the holidays. Consider them for your holiday work parties, family get-togethers, or an evening out with friends for the holidays, including New Year's Eve!  Simply make reservations, then relax while they take care of all the cooking, serving, and cleanup!

Planning a party or event? The West Park VFW Post 2533 offers hall rentals for all occasions at 3791 West 150th Street at reasonable rates. Call 216-671-5849 for more information.

How about buying a cute Cape Cod home here in West Park? The house has a new kitchen with stainless steel appliances and much more! See photos and the online listing here. This was a formerly vacant home acquired through the Cuyahoga County Land Bank program, which works to eliminate vacant, blighted properties and returns them to productive use. 

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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