Wine in the Holidays
Santa Visits Kamm's Corners
KCDC on the Move

Meet Chris Frohring

A History of John Marshall High School by Ralph Pfingsten

Images of West Park 2008 Calendar

Bits: Membership Discounts, Pilot Program for Trash Removal, Holiday Issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine coming soon

Join us for Wine in the Holidays (and Beer!) on Thursday, November 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue. Come for the mix of great wine and beer, delicious food, and loads of fun with conversation and live music. This KCDC fundraiser is guaranteed to put you in the mood for the winter holidays, and tickets are only $40 per person. Stroll among the huge assortment of holiday wreaths, poinsettias, and evergreens. Enjoy two HO trains chugging through hills and valleys of live greenery and flowing water, too. Tickets are going fast, so reserve early by mailing your check for $40 per ticket to KCDC at our postal address below. Or, to make a credit card purchase, call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext. 1000. View a gallery of photos from 2006’s fun event taken by Outlaw Productions.

Santa Visits Kamm’s Corners on Friday, December 7! The magic begins at 6 p.m. under the clock in Downtown Kamm’s Corners at Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive. Cecilia’s Song, an a cappella choir from Saint Joseph Academy, will sing a medley of holiday tunes. Everyone will be invited to join in the caroling until Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by horse-drawn sleigh to greet the crowd. Then all will follow Santa to Kamm's Plaza for a sweet adventure: a Candy Land-themed Winter Wonderland from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy the crafts, face painting, hot chocolate, brownies, and other treats. Enter a free raffle for some great prizes donated by local merchants. This free event is sponsored by Kamms Plaza Shopping Center with the cooperation of KCDC.


Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation (KCDC) on the Move….On October 26th, KCDC moved into newly renovated offices above Elgin Furniture in what will now be called the KCDC building at 17407 Lorain Avenue. The move to more efficient offices will help us to continue to bring high quality services and programming to the Kamm’s Corners neighborhood. Drop in and see us in suite 200, in the front of the building.

Chris FrohringMeet our new staff member! Chris Frohring joined the KCDC staff in late October. As Neighborhood Real Estate Planner, Chris works with residents and commercial building owners to uphold the high housing standards that have made Kamm’s Corners a neighborhood of choice. Chris will also be involved in the streetscape de sign and other planning issues as well as administering the City of Cleveland’s paint program for Ward 21. As a resident of the west end of Lakewood, Chris is excited to be working in Kamm’s Corners. “It’s great to be working in a neighborhood that reflects my values,” said Chris. “Kamm’s is safe, attractive, convenient, and quiet. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to help maintain such a quality environment.”

Chris is a semi-professional musician. He is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter and has recorded and released several records and played live with various bands and artists. Currently, he plays guitar in the contemporary worship band at the Fairview Park Messiah Lutheran Church.

Hot off the press is A History of John Marshall High School, a comprehensive history by local historian Ralph Pfingsten. He was a student at the school in the 50’s and taught there from 1966 to 1990. Included in the 233-page book are hundreds of pictures from the archives of the John Marshall Alumni Association. The books are $35 each, including sales tax. Also available is Ralph’s first book, From Rockport to West Park, a comprehensive history of West Park, for $45 each, including sales tax. Call 216-252-6559, ext. 1000 to arrange to pick one up. Good holiday gift ideas!


The Images of West Park 2008 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.


Remember to use your Friends of Kamm’s Corners membership card to receive discounts on purchases from participating merchants. Not yet a Friend of Kamm’s Corners? Visit our web site, here, to download the form. Send it to us with your $20 membership and we’ll rush your card to you. Please reward our local neighborhood merchants with your business. Buy your services and gifts here. Keep your dollars here and the merchants will stay here too.

During October, a pilot program for picking up trash and recyclables began in selected neighborhoods of Cleveland, including 28 streets in Kamm’s Corners. Collection dates have not changed, but participants are using waste carts provided by the city for automated pick up by special vehicles. The new automated system is the most efficient and cost effective available today. For more details, call 216-664-3717 or visit the City's web site here.

The holiday issue of Kamm’s Corners Magazine will be available at the end of November. If you would like to be added to the mailing list, send your name and address to info@kammscorners.com. You may view previous magazines at our website.



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