Art Attack
Carriage Rides
Starship Earth
Hogsback Lane
Images of West Park 2007 Calendar
From Rockport to West Park
Wine in the Holidays/Winter Wonderland Pics
Trains of Puritas Nursery
Kamm's Corners Magazine
City Fresh

A Fine Art Gallery Show to Benefit KCDC and Showcase Local Artists

December 15-17, 2006

Visit “Art Attack,” a three-day fine art gallery show presenting work for sale by featured local artists. A share of the proceeds from the sale of art will directly support the work of KCDC. The Grand Opening will take place on Friday, December 15, 2006. from 5 - 10 p.m. Complimentary beverages and appetizers will be provided at the Grand Opening. Live acoustic music will be performed by Dan McMillan and Dave Kennard of the musical group Brand New Hat. On all show dates, Kamm’s area restaurants, taverns, and merchants will provide valuable discount offers to gallery attendees, making it the perfect occasion to take in the show followed by dinner and drinks, or perhaps some shopping. KCDC will have a display of our work in the community and general information. Kamm’s area designer/photographer Joe Outlaw, owner of Outlaw Productions, hand picked a diverse collection of talented West Park area artists who are committed to the community. He is producing the event.

Hours: Grand Opening, Friday, December 15:  5 - 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 16:  5 - 10 p.m. • Sunday, December 17:  noon - 4 p.m.

Where: 16860 Lorain Avenue (across the street from Walgreens)
Ample free parking is available in the municipal lot behind Walgreens.

Contact: Joe Outlaw Phone (216) 267-5350 • Cell (216) 570-6611
E-Mail: joeoutlaw@outlawproductions.com Web: www.outlawproductions.com


Free round-trip horse-drawn carriage rides! Queue up under the tower corner at Kamm’s Plaza to make a happy holiday memory with your family or friends. On three consecutive Thursday evenings starting December 7, free horse-drawn carriage rides will leave Kamm’s Plaza from 6 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. and travel down Lorain Avenue, compliments of the auto dealerships in our neighborhood and the Greater Cleveland Automobile Dealers Association. The folks at Ganley Chevrolet, Ganley Dodge West, and Ganley Ford West all want you to enjoy this special holiday treat. Please reward them with your business.


The winner of the Downtown Kamm’s Corners Holiday Lighting Contest this year is Starship Earth, located at 16880 Lorain Avenue for more than 20 years. Business Owner Dianne Murawski proudly accepted the framed award and $100 CertifiCheck, redeemable for goods or services at local participating merchants. Starship Earth offers thousands of costumes, wigs, masks, makeup, and accessories for all your Halloween or theatrical needs. Specialty gift items include dragons, rings, charms, and pendants. Visit their website at www.e-starshipearth.com.


Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, the City of Lakewood, the City of Cleveland, and Cleveland Metroparks present

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Hogsback Lane (off Riverside Drive) takes you directly to the park, but it’s not designed for safe use by walkers and bike riders. This workshop will be an information exchange about Hogsback Lane and the improvement of your ability to get to Rocky River Reservation by a method other than driving. Bikers, runners, and walkers are encouraged to attend. Bring your ideas—this meeting is open to everyone. See our website for more information.


The Images of West Park 2007 Calendar
is now available though the West Park Historical Society. Filled with historical pictures and interesting facts about West Park, this is a great gift to give—or keep! Only $8 each, with price breaks for larger quantities. Purchase yours today with this order form.


A few copies remain of From Rockport to West Park, a comprehensive history of West Park by local historian Ralph Pfingsten. Included in the 321-page book are over 340 pictures, 48 maps, and many charts of our area. Call 216-252-6559, ext. 10 to pick one up, or use our printable order form. Books are $45 each, including sales tax. This is a good holiday gift idea!




Our third annual fundraiser, “Wine in the Holidays,” sparkled with good spirits and great fun last Thursday, November 30. And, “Winter Wonderland Under the Big Top” brought out the kid in people of all ages. Check out the photo galleries:

Wine in the Holidays

Winter Wonderland Under the Big Top



4th Annual “Trains of Puritas Nursery” Free and Open for Public Viewing through New Year’s Day. For the fourth consecutive year, a landscaped holiday model train display captures the spirit of the season and brings out the kid in all of us. A nine-foot by thirty-two foot flower bench has been transformed into a beautifully landscaped HO train layout with two trains chugging through hills and valleys of live trees, shrubs, and flowing water. In addition to the main display, there is a dedicated “Thomas the Tank Engine” layout featuring push buttons allowing children to control the train’s motion, and a large G-gauge train layout as well. Children delight in using the carpeted “tunnel” provided at the midpoint of the display as a kids-only shortcut to cross from one side of the layout to the other. Cameras are welcome. The size and extent of the display makes for great family photos and cherished holiday memories for years to come.

Pictures with Santa Claus and the trains are available from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, December 9th and 16th. The pictures with Santa are provided free of charge with any purchase. A photo gallery of the layout may be viewed here.

Date: Now through December 31, 2006
Time: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Weekends, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue
Contact: Dale Heyink, Owner/Operator, Puritas Nursery
Phone: (216) 267-5350 • Cell (216) 570-6611
E-Mail: puritasnursery@juno.com


Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, located at 14747 Lorain Avenue, will open at the end of December, serving New Orleans flavored chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and red beans and rice. Tony Smith, owner of 12 Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits restaurants throughout Northeast Ohio, is opening lucky number 13 in Kamm’s Corners. The Storefront Renovation Program is providing design assistance and a 40% rebate (up to $25,000) for the exterior renovation of the former East of Chicago Pizza location.


By now, you should have received the special holiday issue of Kamm’s Corners Magazine, featuring a color centerfold that introduces the KCDC staff and highlights what we do for the Kamm’s Corners Community. If you live in Ward 21 and did not receive Kamm’s Corners magazine in your mailbox and would like to receive it, please e-mail us your name and address at info@kammscorners.com. Our next magazine is scheduled for distribution in mid February. You may view our recent magazines at our website now by clicking here.


KCDC is investigating the feasibility of a Farmer’s Market in Kamm’s Corners. If you are interested in the topic, check out the City Fresh Market Gardener Training Program, a training program in business planning and urban agriculture for Cleveland-area residents that will help you

  • Learn how to earn money selling produce from your garden
  • Learn useful business and entrepreneurial skills
  • Learn growing methods that create higher yields
  • Bring healthy produce into Cleveland neighborhoods
  • Find available land in the city for production
  • Be part of Cleveland's emerging local food market
Come to an information session:
Thursday, December 7, 2006
6:00-7:00 pm
Carnegie West Library
1900 Fulton Road


Thursday, December 14, 2006
6:00-7:00 pm
Langston Hughes Library
10200 Superior Avenue

To register call 216-429-8238 or email cityfresh216@yahoo.com.

The training program will begin in January. To request an application please call 216-429-8238. Applications are due December 29th. For more information about City Fresh check their website at www.gotthenac.org. City Fresh is a program of OSU Extension and the New Agrarian Center.

Thanks for your interest in the Kamm's Corners Development Corporation and the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood as a whole. Our service area includes all of Ward 21.

Our mission is “to promote, develop, and guide the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood as the best place to live, work, shop, worship, and play.” We invite you to become a Friend of Kamm’s Corners (click here).