KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of

Fairview Hospital

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The Lorain Avenue Streetscape Improvement Project continues to chug along! Planters are being filled with vegetation and trees, the wiring on the poles and the poles themselves are coming down, and soon the traffic lights and the historic lighting posts will be installed.

Meanwhile, funding for a "Phase III,” using Federal Stimulus dollars, has been moved to "Tier 1" status, and is likely to be funded. This means that the historic lighting would continue all the way to the Lorain Avenue bridge and re-surfacing of the pavement from the bridge to West 150th would take place next year. Keep your fingers crossed! See design details in on our website.

market logo The Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market will be coming to a close on Sunday, October 25th. This unique farmers market features fresh local food, as well as weekly health and wellness education, live entertainment, and cooking demonstrations. (See Cats on Holiday - Quartet this Sunday at 11 a.m. and a check demo by the Great Lakes Brewing Company at 12:30.) The market is open every Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through the 25th and is located off Lorain Avenue at West 168th Street (municipal lot behind Walgreens).

Other upcoming special events include the horse-drawn wagon rides offered by Yesteryear Horse and Carriage for only $1, sponsored by the Firefighters Community Credit Union! Join in the perennial exchange on October 11th, and a pumpkin carving demonstration on October 18th! It is free and open to the public. For a complete schedule of events, click here.

Enjoy a multi-media program at a gathering of Rockport Township’s four historical societies: West Park, Rocky River, Fairview Park, and Lakewood. The event takes place at Rocky River Senior Center, 21016 Hilliard Blvd. on November 12th at 7 p.m., and will feature Rockport’s Interurban Railways 1893-1938. See flyer for photos and details.

Pick up a complimentary Halloween bag filled with goodies from participating Downtown Kamm’s Corners merchants and a glow necklace from KCDC to add to your child’s Halloween fun and safety.

Starting October 15th, visit any of the following places: Back Stage Bar, Cartridge World, Charter One Bank, Common Grounds, Crown Rubber Stamp, Dunkin’ Donuts Baskin Robbins, Fifth Third Bank, Future Kids Day Care, Gino’s Shoe Repair, Iron Asylum Gym, Jason A. Doerschuk, D.D.S., Kamm’s Corners Chiropractic, KeyBank, Panini’s West Park, Papa John’s Pizza, Payless Furniture, P. J. McIntyre’s Irish Pub, Smedley’s Bar & Grill, Steak ‘n Shake, The Public House, Westpark Barbershop, West Park Station. Supplies are limited, so hurry!

Halloween bag

Fall cleaning? Here’s a chance for Clevelanders to unload household hazardous waste such as oil-based paints, varnish, paint thinner, and adhesives. Click here for details. The two Division of Waste Collection sites are accepting waste drop offs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today through Saturday at Ridge Road Station (3727 Ridge Road) or Carr Center (5600 Carnegie Avenue).

Free thermometer on Saturday only, if you turn in your mercury thermometer sealed in a plastic bag or container. Limited supply available.

Hats off to our sister Detroit-Shoreway neighborhood and the Gordon Square Arts District centered around W. 65th and Detroit Avenue.  They have recently unveiled their own new Streetscape and will open the doors to the newly renovated Capitol Theater this Friday! Click here for details. And if you venture out of our fine neighborhood, give Detroit-Shoreway a visit.

Save the Date for Wine in the Holidays! On Thursday, December 3rd, plan to join us for our sixth annual KCDC fundraiser at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, in Cleveland. Stroll among the huge assortment of holiday wreaths, poinsettias, and gifts before tasting an assortment of wines, specialty beers, and sumptuous appetizers. Enjoy live music by Brand New Hat. See the flyer for details.

Summer Magazine

Kamm’s Corners Magazine is available on line. Published quarterly, it features 32 pages of community news. The cover of our summer issue at the left features a display of fresh produce from the White Family Farm booth at the August 23rd market. The figure in the upper right-hand corner is long-time market vendor Cowboy George of p'Zazz Hot Sauces and Rubs. (Photo by Joe Outlaw of Outlaw Productions.)

To see current and past issues, click here.


Free Flu and Pneumonia Vaccinations are now available to all Cleveland residents or anyone who is between 6 months and 18 years old, or who is 50 years or older, or who meet other criteria listed in the flyer. Download it for a list of dates, times, and locations. Sponsored by the Cleveland Department of Public Health.

Heroes Run, Clevelands most scenic and challenging 5-mile race and 2-mile fun run or walk, took place on Sunday, September 20th. Here are a few photos of the event which raises money to honor the memory of West Park police and firefighters who have died in the line of duty and whose names are etched on the memorial set in the Memorial Walkway along the west side of Rocky River Drive. For more information, visit the Heroes Run web site. (Photos by Tony Ramos.)

Crowd Ceremony Racers

The KCDC Community Room is available to local non-profit organizations, free of charge. If your group is looking for a meeting place in the heart of Kamm's Corners, we have a room that seats 16 to 20 people. It is in the KCDC building at 17407 Lorain across from Kamm’s Plaza. Call Jackie at 216-252-6559, ext. 1000 for further information.

Marilyn Valentino

Merchant Spotlight

Marilyn Valentino owns and operates West Park Massotherapy. A licensed massage therapist since 1998, Marilyn exudes a calm spirit that she has helped others to achieve through her services. After renting an office suite at 4168 Rocky River Drive for nine years, Marilyn and her husband Mike who is a skilled tradesman and owner of Valentino Construction, purchased and are rehabbing the entire building. 

As a result, West Park Massotherapy has expanded to include a dance and multi-purpose studio on the building’s first floor, adding classes in body movement, dance, and aerobics. Before becoming a licensed massage therapist, Marilyn taught dance at Arthur Murray Dance Studio. She has a strong passion about the benefits and pleasures that dance can bring into one’s life. Her added mission is “fitness through dance, while learning a new skill, and most of all having fun!”

Marilyn is teaching affordable dance classes along with another professional instructor, Patricia Greener. Interested? Call 216-671-6080 to make reservations for private lessons and for classes including aerobics, Wholistic Movement ™, Pilates, ballroom dancing, and more. Of course, therapeutic massage is still the primary focus of West Park Massotherapy, offering a full spectrum of massage methods by licensed professionals with years of training and experience.

Customer appreciation week takes place October 6th through 10th, with specials being offered such as a $50 relaxation massage (normally $65) and “try any class for half price.” Check out the Premier jewelry party October 8th at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Stop in that week to meet the staff, see the new studio space, and learn more about what’s being offered. Visit the website for details.

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KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of Fairview Hospital.
Fairview Hospital



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