KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of

Fairview Hospital

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CMSD Academic Transformation Meeting Takes Place Tuesday

All parents, guardians, and members of the community are invited to attend the local academic transformation plan community meeting regarding proposals for the Cleveland Municipal School District (CMSD). Your input and suggestions are valued in creating a plan that will ensure the successful education of every child.

The meeting takes place on Tuesday, February 2nd from 6 to 7 p.m. at Newton D. Baker Auditorium, 3690 West 159th Street. Light refreshments will be served. See flyer here.


Help Your West Park YMCA Raise Funds for Their Strong Kids Campaign Wednesday Evening

Last year, the West Park YMCA raised nearly $35,000 for their Strong Kids Campaign. The funds are used to scholarship kids into Y programs that they otherwise could not afford. The need is greater than ever before.


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On Wednesday, February 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m., feast on a buffet dinner at Back Stage Bar at 17001 Lorain (just West of Walgreens) for a donation of $20. All of the proceeds will benefit the campaign, and every dollar raised stays in the neighborhood. You gotta eat, right? Support this important neighborhood anchor, meet some new friends, and check out the great atmosphere and food at Back Stage Bar. See the flyer here. No need to RSVP. Just show up with your donation and an appetite!!!

First District Community Relations Meeting Thursday

The next meeting of the Community Relations Board and First District Police will take place on Thursday, Feburary 4th at 7 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Antioch, 10205 Lorain Avenue. Canned good donations are welcomed!

If you have any questions, please call Tammy L. Hanna, Community Relations Board at 216-664-6634.

Take Your Sweetie to the Indoor Farmer's Market on Valentine's Day

The indoor Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market is open Sunday, February 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cretan Party Center at 3853 W. 168th Street. Come early and get your pick of winter veggies and greenhouse grown produce including cherry tomatoes, lettuce, bunching onions, snow peas, chard, red and white potatoes, acorn squash, and green beans.

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Buy farm fresh products including meat, poultry, eggs, cow and goat cheese, bread, honey, bakery, salsa, hot sauce, jam, jelly, maple syrup, pickles, olive oil, vinegar, tea, coffee, prepared Greek food, candles, personal care products, soap, lotion, shampoo, essential oils, herbal salves, and more! 

Open the second Sunday of each month through May. View web page here.

Census 2010

Be Counted in 2010!

The 2010 Census will be a snapshot of our nation’s population, capturing our American population in a fleeting moment in time. But this historic event will do more than tell us who we are as a nation today. It will affect each community’s future.


The U.S. Census determines the distribution of more than $400 billion annually to state and local governments, based on census data. One of the shortest census forms in history, the 2010 Census form asks only 10 questions and take about 10 minutes to complete -- easy, important, and safe. Your participation is vital to creating a better future for you and those important to you!

If you have any questions, or would like to learn more about jobs at the U.S. Census Bureau, please contact them at 1-866-861-2010, or for more information about the 2010 United States Census visit their website.

Interurban Train Presentation Back by Popular Demand

Enjoy a multi-media presentation 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 Thursday, February 11th at 7 p.m. It will feature Rockport’s Interurban Railways 1893-1938, including material not seen in the previous presentation. See flyer for photos and details.


Free Local Art Programs Start

Local youth are invited to participate in a variety of exciting after school programs including choral music, hip-hop dancing, papermaking, drawing, mixed-media projects, and more! Each program provides free, high quality instruction, and the materials are included. Details are in the brochure.

Registration forms are in our office, local libraries, and local schools. Sponsored by Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation with the support of KCDC and in cooperation with MYCOM, a public/private partnership designed to improve youth development in Cuyahoga County.



Special Commission to Offer Community Forums

The public is invited by the Mayor’s Special Commission to offer input, ideas, and suggestions on Missing Persons and Sex Crimes Investigations in the City of Cleveland. The three-member Commission is tasked with looking at how these crimes are responded to and investigated in Cleveland; researching national models; and making recommendations to Mayor Jackson, if warranted.

The Commission wants to hear citizens’ perceptions of, experiences with, and ideas about how law enforcement responds to sex crimes and missing persons reports in Cleveland. Input will be included in a final report created by the Commission and presented to Mayor Frank Jackson.

Meetings take place on the west side from 6 to 7:30 p.m. with registration at 5:30 PM at the following dates and locations:

Thursday, February 4, 2010
Lorain Branch Library
8216 Lorain Avenue, Cleveland
Monday, February 8, 2010
West Park Branch Library
3805 West 157th St., Cleveland


Dr. Richard Hronek

Dr. Richard Hronek, School Director

Spotlight on Menlo Park Academy

Menlo Park Academy is the only Ohio charter school exclusively serving gifted students in grades K-6 in a tuition-free environment. The school was created to address the unique and special needs of this underserved population of children. In August 2009, the academy moved into the school building at St. Mel Catholic Church, 14440 Triskett Avenue, which closed its parochial school at the end of the 2009 school year.

“Father Fedor became our patron saint,” said School Director Dr. Richard Hronek. The pastor of St. Mel Church, Father Fedor aided Menlo Park Academy in gaining a lease from the diocese when he learned the academy was searching for a single site to unite its Lorain and Westlake locations. 

Students who meet the Ohio standards for gifted are welcome from any school district in Ohio, with bus service currently being provided by Avon, Avon Lake, Olmsted Falls/Twp, Sheffield/Sheffield Lake, North Ridgeville, and Westlake.

Menlo Park Pupils

Students at Menlo Park Academy engage in designing a scientific experiment.

For students and their families, the academy offers:

    * Small Class Sizes
    * Certified Teachers
    * Free Testing (K-6)
    * No Tuition Charges
    * Character Education
    * Before & After Care Option
    * Accelerated and Differentiated Curriculum
    * Self-contained Gifted Classrooms at All Grade Levels
    * A School Community Where Parental Involvement is Encouraged

A new playground will be built at the school by volunteers on February 6th. Friends and neighbors are welcome to join in the effort. Click here to sign up. For more information about Menlo Park Academy, please visit their website here, or call 440-925-6365.


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KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of Fairview Hospital.

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