KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of

Fairview Hospital

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Annual Town Meeting (tomorrow!) 7 PM Wednesday, June 9th at Saint Joseph Academy, 3430 Rocky River Drive

Join your neighbors and friends at Saint Joseph Academy for a slide show presentation about West Park, "Then and Now," with a special focus on the old days along Lorain Avenue. You'll see West Park City Hall, Dairy Dell, the Riverside and Variety Theaters, and more provided by local historian Ralph Pfingsten and the West Park Historical Society.

This popular event is free and open to the public! Plenty of free parking, too. Come spend the evening with us and learn about current neighborhood projects and plans from Councilman Marty Keane and KCDC Executive Director Steve Lorenz.

Come for the camaraderie and refreshments, too. Giveaways take place at the end of the evening, including Cleveland Indians tickets and terrific gifts from area merchants. Here's the flyer for this feature-packed once-a-year event, sponsored by Fairview Hospital.

Asphalt Cinema Returns for 8th Season!

See a FREE movie under the stars at our popular Asphalt Cinema on the third Friday of June, July, and August at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Steet. The fun includes a free music concert from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. On June 18th, Hollywood Slim Band performs 40s standards and swing music before Shrek 2 begins at dusk. See flyer here. Enjoy creative games and activities, free balloon creatures, and a bubble gum blowing contest before the movie. The fun starts at 6:30 PM.


In July, Brand New Hat will entertain us, followed by the movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Then in August, we'll enjoy the Smokin' Fez Monkeys and the movie Up at dusk. Concessions by Four Corners Baseball. Asphalt Cinema is sponsored by Fairview Hospital!

The Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market enters its 4th outdoor season this summer!

Shop from 30 fabulous vendors, offering farm fresh produce and products every Sunday at the market from 10 AM to 2 PM in the municipal parking lot at W. 168th Street and Lorain Avenue near Rocky River Drive behind Walgreens. While there, enjoy live music, cooking demos, and a health component.

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On June 13th, Walkin' Cane will perform authentic Delta Blues with slide guitar and vocals. Joe Coreno of Caffe Roma will cook with market ingredients (free samples), and West Park Massotherapy will offer chair massages for $1 a minute.

A FREE Perennial Exchange will be be held that day, too. To participate, here's what you do:

  • Dig up and divide your plants, and place them into a pot. Pots needn’t be fancy - milk cartons, cottage cheese containers and yogurt containers work well. Water them well and bring them along.

  • If you have a picture of the plant, it’s a handy thing for other gardeners.

  • If you’re a new gardener and have nothing to trade, don’t be discouraged. Come on down! Gardeners are generous folks.  You could go home with a trunk full of new plants!

  • If you’re a veteran gardener, be generous with newbies. Give them a few plants and your advice – both are sure to be appreciated.

  • This is a free exchange. Please don’t bring plants to sell. It won’t be allowed.

For a list of market features, click here. For the latest market news, opt in to the e-newsletter here.

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Parade Participants Wanted!

The West Park Kiwanis Club is seeking local organizations and businesses to bring a float, march, play music, carry balloons or banners, ride decorated bicycles, skate, drive vintage cars, or just dress up to commemorate the nation’s birthday in the annual Kamm's Corners Independence Day Parade. It is taking place this year on Saturday, July 3rd, from 9:30 to 11 AM so as not to interfere with Sunday church services. To download the parade application, click here. You may also call Cliff LaRocque of the West Park Kiwanis Club, leaving a message at 216-252-1364.

Airport Noise Abatement Meeting: June 10th

Cleveland Hopkins has been in the process of assessing its noise impact on the surrounding communities for the past 15 Months. Also known as a Part 150 Study, the recommendations submitted to the
FAA will impact our neighborhood and others nearby for the next decade or more. A public meeting will be held Thursday, June 10th anytime between 5 to 8 PM at Riverside School: 14601 Montrose Avenue. Residents will be able to see how the noise has changed, review new and updated proposed noise mitigation measures, and be able to submit questions and comments. Please visit www.clenoisestudy.com for more information.

The Paint Program is Underway

Sponsored by the City of Cleveland's Block Grant fund, the program is administered and implemented in Ward 19 by KCDC as our way of contributing to the beauty of our neighborhood’s homes. Income eligible paint program participants receive vouchers for free paint and prep supplies in exchange for agreeing to follow lead-safe work practices. Paint program applications are available now. For full program details, click here or contact Chris Frohring at 216-252-6559 ext. 1300.


Coloring Contest Winners to Ride in Independence Day Parade!

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 Kamms 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!

Is your organization looking for some nice office space in the heart of West Park? Be our neighbor in the KCDC building! Situated on the second floor at 17407 Lorain across from Kamms Plaza, we have a newly refurbished 700 square foot suite available with 5 rooms, a reception area, and a private bathroom for $450 per month. For an aerial view of the building, click here.  Perfect for a small professional or non-profit organization. Call Steve at 216-252-6559, ext. 1100.

The summer issue of Kamms Corners Magazine is in production now. To place an ad, call Marilyn Osborne at 216-252-6559, ext. 1600. If you would like to be added to our quarterly magazine mailing list, send your name and address to info@kammscorners.com. You may view the current and previous magazines at our website.

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KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of Fairview Hospital.

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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 19. Our 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).