KCDC deeply appreciates the major sponsorship of

Fairview Hospital

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Come to The Hooley on Kamm's Corners, Saturday, May 15th! “Hooley,” Irish slang for party or celebration, is our annual street festival in “downtown” Kamm’s Corners. This year is particularly special because Mayor Jackson will officially cut the ribbon on our beautiful new Streetscape. We will concurrently host a “Walk+Roll” event in our neighborhood, too, encouraging visitors to explore on foot, skate, and bike.

And, if you are feeling charitable, join Joe Outlaw's "Walk for the Market" taking place with the Walk+Roll at The Hooley. Proceeds will benefit the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market. Click here for details and to sign up!

Lorain Avenue will be closed to traffic from West 168th Street to Rocky River Drive from Noon to 8 PM. A stage at Rocky River Drive will face east, and the day-long festival will feature live music, great food, a host of children’s activities and entertainment, horse-drawn wagon rides, and information booths. A new beer will be introduced: Kamm's Lager! Craft brewed by Thirsty Dog Brewing Company of Akron and distributed by Heidelberg Distributing, it will be available only in Kamm's Corners area establishments. Click here for more information about The Hooley and our Streetscape improvements.

For The Hooley flyer, including the entertainment schedule, click here.

Kamm’s Corners Development greatly appreciates the sponsorship of Fairview Hospital for this event!

See you at The Hooley!


Is your neighborhood group looking for a project to gain volunteer hours or to make a little money? KCDC is seeking a couple of organizations to help clean up during and after The Hooley on May 15th. For more details about the duties involved, please call 216-252-6559, ext. 1100.


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Great food and fellowship can be yours on Monday, May 3rd at P.J. McIntyre's in "downtown" Kamm's Corners. This is a Cav's playoff night, so watch the game against The Boston Celtics while doing some good. How? A portion of what you spend will be donated to Strong Kids Campaign at the West Park YMCA, providing memberships, programs, and services to those who would not otherwise be able to afford them.


Shop Indoors at the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market on May 9th – from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Cretan Party Center, 3853 West 168th Street. Come early to get your pick of winter vegetables, green-house grown produce, and 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, toiletries, and more!

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The market returns to being open every Sunday outdoors starting June 6th through October 31st from 10 AM to 2 PM in the municipal parking lot at W. 168th Street and Lorain Avenue near Rocky River Drive behind Walgreens. Volunteers are needed to set up and tear down. To become involved with the market, call Market Manager, Jenny Burger at 216-526-3803. A FREE Perennial Exchange will be be held on June 13th. For the latest market news, opt in to our e-newsletter here.


Kamm's Corners Featured In Special Insert of Cleveland Magazine

The home delivery version of the May Issue of Cleveland Magazine contains a special insert about Cleveland's neighborhoods, focusing on various diverse areas and the residents who are drawn to the walkability, culture, and friendliness that abounds in our city.

Take a look here at the online LIVE Cleveland Guide. You will find Kamm's Corners on pages 24 & 25.

This two-page feature includes a map of our "Downtown Kamm's Corners" and features its many pubs and eateries. Included are Public House, Panini's, P.J. McIntyre's Irish Pub, West Park Sation, BackStage Bar, Smedly's Bar & Grill, Si Senor Restaurant, and Stir.

 

Downtown Kamm's Corners Map

Carol & John's Comic Store

Free Comic Books! Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop in Kamm’s Plaza will be giving away free comic books on Saturday, May 1st between 10 AM and 8 PM for National Free Comic Book Day. Can’t wait? Then stay up late tonight, and come to the preview event from midnight to 2 AM for a free comic book and other giveaways, including post cards for the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market and The Hooley on Kamm’s Corners.

Call the shop at 216-252-0606 for more information.


Neighborhood Meeting Notice: May 12th

A presentation of the proposed Fairview Hospital expansion plan will take place with a discussion and questions to follow. If you are interested, come to the West Park United Church of Christ, Bartter Hall, 3909 Rocky River Drive at 6 PM. Click here for the invitation from Councilman Marty Keane.



33rd Annual Town Meeting—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.

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.

WestPark Then & Now Book

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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. Added fun includes a free music concert before each movie starts. We’ll offer creative games and activities, a bubble gum blowing contest, and refreshments as in the past, starting at 6:30 PM. On June 18th, enjoy Hollywood Slim Band performing 40s standards and swing music before Shrek 2 begins at dusk. See flyer here.


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. 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.

 

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Bus Rodeo Picture

International Bus "Roadeo" Takes Place at the West Park Rapid Station, Sunday, May 2nd

Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) and hosted by Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA), the bus "roadeo" is part of a weekend conference of industry experts from across the country.

This event highlights the best bus operators and bus maintenance teams in North America. Local bus "roadeo" competitions are held across North America to select the competitors in this prestigious event.

So, if you are looking for something REALLY different to do right here in the neighborhood, check it out. This all day event is free and open to the public! The rapid is located at 14510 Lorain Road. For more information, click here.


Be prepared to vote in the May 4th, 2010 Primary Election. Because our ward boundaries recently changed, be sure to check your voting information. Know your correct precinct and voting location. You may check your voting information on the Board of Elections website or call 216-443-3298.


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.


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Independence Day Parade Takes Place On Saturday, July 3rd This Year. The West Park Kiwanis Club is seeking brass bands and musicians for their annual Kamm's Corners Independence Day Parade. It is taking place this year on Saturday, July 3rd, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. so as not to interfere with Sunday church services. To download the parade application, click here, or call Cliff LaRocque of the West Park Kiwanis Club, leaving a message at 216-252-1364.


The spring issue of Kamms Corners Magazine is being distributed now. 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).