KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of

Fairview Hospital

If you haven’t yet made your reservation, please call now to join us for Wine in the Holidays (and Beer!) on Thursday, December 4, 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. Enjoy live music by Brand New Hat. This fundraiser is sponsored by KCDC business member Rocksolid Stone Works, Northeast Ohio’s largest manufacturer of countertops. Their support will help us continue our work to revitalize Kamm’s Corners. Event tickets are only $40 per person. Stroll among the huge assortment of holiday wreaths, poinsettias, and evergreens. Tickets are going fast! To purchase yours, call Jackie Wohleber at 216-252-6559, ext. 1000. Click here for the invitation!

Santa Visits Kamm’s Corners on Friday, December 5! 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 Kamms Plaza for a Christmas Around the World-themed Winter Wonderland from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Enjoy a barber shop quartet, horse-drawn sleigh rides, face painting, balloon creatures, and crafts for the kids. Free refreshments will be served. You may be an instant winner of a great door prize donated by local merchants! At around 8 p.m. a big drawing will be held for two televisions, a DVD player, and an MP3 player, all donated by Kamms Plaza. (Adults only for the big drawing, please.) This free event is sponsored by Kamms Plaza Shopping Center with the cooperation of KCDC. Sleigh rides take place the night of the event till 8:30 p.m. and on Friday December 12 and 19, 6 to 8 p.m.

Santa and Mrs Claus

Free round-trip horse-drawn wagon rides travel down Lorain Avenue on Thursday evenings, December 4, 11, and 18 from 6 to 7:35 p.m. Dress warmly and queue up at the tower corner of Kamms Plaza to make a happy holiday memory with your family or friends, 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 rides are being conducted by YesterYear Horse and Carriage, Inc.

Horse and Wagon

Merchant Spotlight! Dale Heyink is celebrating 25 years as owner of Puritas Nursery and Garden Center, Cleveland’s last growing greenhouse of flowers and vegetables. Stop in for gorgeous poinsettias, fresh cut Christmas trees, fresh wreaths, swags, and roping. History-themed gifts are available for purchase, such as Puritas Springs Park T-shirts, West Park Historical Society Calendars featuring Puritas Springs Park, books by local historian Ralph Pfingsten, and Remembering the 50’s in Cleveland by Bugsy Williams. 

Enjoy the 6th Annual “Trains of Puritas Nursery” free and open for public viewing through New Year’s Eve. For the sixth consecutive year, landscaped holiday model train displays capture the spirit of the season to bring out the kid in all of us. 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 13th and 20th. The pictures with Santa are provided free of charge with any purchase.

Date: Now through December 31, 2008
Time: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. • Weekends, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cost: Free
Where: Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue
Contact: Dale Heyink, Owner/Operator, Puritas Nursery
Phone: (216) 267-5350

The Downtown Kamms Corners Holiday Lighting Contest resulted in decorated storefronts from Dunkin’ Donuts to Charter One Bank, along Lorain Avenue. With so many lovely displays, selecting the winner was a challenge. First place went to West Park Station, for their exterior of white icicle lights hanging from front awnings, a miniature pine forest across the outdoor patio, and front windows featuring colorfully lighted trees and wreaths. Jason Salupo, proprietor, will receive a framed award and $100 CertifiCheck, redeemable for goods or services at local participating merchants.

Shop Kamms! With the holidays upon us, please reward our local neighborhood merchants with your business. Think before you drive out of the neighborhood to go shopping. Have your parties here. Buy your services and gifts here. Keep your dollars here and the merchants will stay here too. And, thanks for returning to Rego’s for your holiday shopping needs. A.J. Rego reports that sales are up thanks to the wonderful support from the neighborhood.

Holiday 08 Magazine Cover

The holiday issue of Kamms Corners Magazine is now being distributed. If you live in Ward 21 and have not received 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. To view this magazine or our recently published magazines on line, click here. The winter edition of Kamm's Corners Magazine is scheduled for distribution in mid February.

Happy Holidays to you and yours from the board and staff of KCDC!







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