KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of

Fairview Hospital

Annual Town Meeting
Thursday, June 11 at 7 PM

Join your neighbors and friends at our Annual Town Meeting—7 PM Thursday, June 11th at Saint Joseph Academy, 3430 Rocky River Drive. Our featured speaker will be Mr. Jim Rokakis , Cuyahoga County Treasurer. He will focus on foreclosures, property reappraisals for tax purposes, and the county land bank initiative. Other speakers will include Ward 21 Councilman Martin J. Keane and KCDC Executive Director Steve Lorenz offering updates on current neighborhood projects and plans.

Come for the camaraderie and refreshments.There will be giveaways at the end of the evening, including Cleveland Indians tickets and terrific gifts from area merchants. Simply put your name in the goblet at the entrance to participate in the free drawing! The Bob Bohr Award for Community Safety will be presented along with Community Improvement Awards and more. Please click here for the flyer.

You'll be glad you attended this feature-packed once-a-year event. The event is free and parking is plentiful! We are grateful to Fairview Hospital for sponsoring this important community event.

 
Jim Rokakis
Featured Speaker County Treasurer Jim Rokakis

market logo Help us kick off the 3rd season of the award winning Kamm's Corners Farmers Market on June 7th with renowned local Sushi Chef, Kimo Javier of Brothers Lounge. His demonstration will be at 12:30 p.m. Enjoy live music from Jeff Sherman all day, ride in a horse drawn wagon with YesterYear Horse and Carriage, learn from the folks at Garfield School Community Garden, and meet Sue Murray with Murray Hill Knits - she just might let you pet her ewe!

Calling all gardeners! Come take part in our FREE PERENNIAL EXCHANGE, June 14th, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Dig up and divide your plants, place them into containers, water them well, and bring them to market. This is a free exchange; the sale of plants will not be allowed.  Details here.

The infamous, Alex Bevan will provide the musical entertainment Sunday, June 14th and Joy Harlor from Le Petit Triangle will share chef’s secrets during her 12:30 p.m. cooking demonstration. 

The Grand Opening is June 21st. Don’t miss Patrick Campbell’s third annual performance!  Patrick is Co-Owner of PJ McIntyres and Brady Campbell’s Irish Dance School, and former lead in Lord of the Dance. Gary Richmond, owner of Johnny Mango World Cafe in Ohio City will demonstrate his culinary talents at 12:30 p.m. on June 21st. Neighborhood favorite Brand New Hat is scheduled to serenade us and local masseuse, Marilyn Valentino of West Park Massotherapy will be offering chair massages all day for only $1 a minute. Brigid’s Boutique will join us as well with everything Irish! 

Hey Dads!  You may receive a shiny new hammer or other tool for Fathers day. Take a moment to inventory your tools, and if you have any duplicates or unneeded tools, consider donating them to Habitat for Humanity at the market on Sunday, June 28th. We'll have a bin ready and will be sure to deliver your donations to Habitat.  For details, see http://www.clevelandhabitat.org/Restore/ToolKit.html


Asphalt Cinema Moves to the Impett Park for our seventh season. See a free movie under the stars on the third Friday of June, July, and August, but at a new location: 3207 West 153rd Street, North of Warren Village Shopping Center. Impett Park has plenty of free parking. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to sit in the grass. Added fun this year includes live music from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. We’ll also offer creative games and activities, a bubble gum blowing contest, and refreshments starting, at 6:30 PM. Four Corners Baseball will be operating the concessions this year with our thanks! On June 19th, the movie is Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, rated PG. Click here for the flyer.

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Downtown Kamm's Corners Merchants Offer Children's Coloring Contest. Coloring sheets with contest details are available at participating businesses on both sides of Lorain Avenue from Charter One Bank to Dunkin Donuts Baskin Robbins and at Kamm's Plaza. One winner will be chosen in each age group, 5-6 years, 7-8 years, and 9-10 years. Winners will be honored guests on the KCDC Independence Day parade float along with a parent or guardian. Good luck and happy coloring!


The Paint Program is underway. Sponsored by the City of Cleveland's Block Grant fund, the program is administered and implemented in Ward 21 by KCDC as our way of contributing to the beauty of our neighborhood’s homes. Paint Program participants receive vouchers for free paint and prep supplies in exchange for agreeing to follow lead-safe work practices. Applications are available now through July 31st. Eligibility is based on income guidelines found here. Contact Chris Frohring at 216-252-6559 ext. 1300 if you think you qualifiy.


Groundbreaking Held for West 150th
Rapid Station Renovation

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transportation Authority (GCRTA) commissioned DeWolff Partnership Architects to provide design services for the rebuilding of the transit station at West 150th Street. On May 27th, a gala groundbreaking ceremony was held for the construction of the new station, which will consist of three separate buildings: a residential station, a commercial station, and a head house, all of which will be linked by a 130 foot over-track walkway to the "kiss-n-ride" drop off in our ward on West 154th street.

Pictured right: A sketch of the West 150th Street rapid station as it will look when renovations are completed in 24 months.

Rapid Station

Block Clubs Springing Up. At the beginning of 2008, there was only one block club in Ward 21: the award winning Chatfield Block Club. Since then, the Laverne Block Watch came into being last summer. This year has already seen the formation of three new block clubs! Congratulations are due the members of the Berwyn, Larchwood, and Tuckahoe Block Watch groups. Block clubs are a useful tool for coordinating with neighbors on safety issues, neighborhood projects, and good old neighborly contact. Block clubs also benefit from direct contact and coordination with the Cleveland Police Department, Councilman Martin J. Keane, and staff at Kamm's Corners Development Corporation. If you are interested in forming a block club on your street, please call Chris Frohring at 216-252-6559 ext 1300.


The spring issue of Kamm's Corners Magazine is hot off the presses! Distribution is underway, but if you'd like to see a copy now on line, click here! The file is large at 9 MB, but well worth the wait during the download. Enjoy!


Bud Fetterman

Merchant Spotlight!

Bud Fetterman has concrete knowledge about driveways, sidewalks, and both regular and stamped patios. He is a general contractor and the owner of B & BF Construction, specialists for 12 years in commercial and residential projects. “I like to turn environments that aren’t so nice into someplace beautiful,” he said.

For example, the addition of a patio easily transforms a back yard into a luxurious extension of the house. It becomes a new favorite “room” to relax, entertain, and cook. “My patio customers are elated – so happy with the results – once the digging and pouring are completed. And, if they choose stamped concrete, they can get the look of flagstone, brick, or many other patterns that are pressed into freshly poured concrete. It’s a great way to add pizzazz to the yard.”

Call on Bud for any of the following: concrete, patios, driveways, sidewalks, stamped concrete, overlayment, waterproofing, sewer, asphalt work, tuckpointing, and chimney repair.

He can be reached at his office at 440-979-2021 or on his cell phone at 216-392-6612.


 

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 new office is located at 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.

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).