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11th Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser Sold Out!

Only those already on our guest list were able to stroll among the lovely assortment of holiday wreaths, poinsettias, and gifts in the greenhouse while tasting wines, specialty beers, and delightful heavy hors d'ouevres. Music was by the Hollywood Slim Band. Hors d'oeuvres came from AMP 150.

Wine in the Holidays was a festive evening of fun and music "under glass" in the greenhouse at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue, on Thursday, December 4, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Here are a few photos. For more, please view our Wine in the Holidays photo album on Facebook.

Greenery Therese
Sponsor Trio

Santa and Super Heroes Visited Kamm's Corners!

The fun began with an old-fashioned sing along at 6 p.m. in Kamms Plaza, under the corner tower of the plaza -- NOT at Rocky River Drive and Lorain Avenue. The change was due to steady rain that evening, as the horse-drawn sleigh can't operate in rain.

The West Park Kiwanis Club served hot chocolate, while the Academy Chorale, an a cappella choir from St. Joseph Academy, sang holiday tunes. A brief presentation to the first place winner of the Downtown Kamm's Corners storefront decorating contest took place. The singing resumed with all joining in the caroling until Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the super heroes arrived to greet the crowd.

Refreshments, face painters, a balloon twister, and caricatures by Adam Pate -- the fastest caricaturist in the world -- added to the fun. A Chinese raffle took place at the end of the evening for adults.

This free event was sponsored by Kamms Plaza Shopping Center with the support of KCDC.

Kids Awaiting Santa

Santa and Mrs Claus


Balloon Twister Super Heroes

A Look Back at Asphalt Cinema

Asphalt Cinema Crowd


New activities took place as the sun went down for our free movie under the stars at Asphalt Cinema. Kids learned a new dance step, played group games, or joined a fun challenge! They also created characters from the evening's film and won a prize! What fun we had at Impett Park, 3207 West 153rd Street, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The movie started at dusk.



Games with prizes were conducted by local businesses and non-profit organizations like the YMCA, West Park Kiwanis, and West Park Library. A kids DJ entertained at 6:30 p.m.

Kids Drawing

The artistic portion of Asphalt Cinema was supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture

Beverages, popcorn, and hot dogs were available for purchase from Four Corners Baseball in July and August. In September Kamm's Corners Farmers Market sponsored the concessions. The September date was added because June's event was rained out.

Best of all, the movie and fun activities were FREE of charge thanks to our event sponsor, Fairview Hospital.


Highlights from Our 37th Annual Town Meeting

Thanks to all who turned out for our 37th Annual Town Meeting on June 25, at River's Edge. Information was presented about strategic planning. KCDC Board President George Pofok spoke briefly about the process and invited people in the community to participate in a visioning study on Wednesday, August 6, at 6:30 p.m. at River's Edge.

Other speakers included Ward 17 Councilman Marty Keane and KCDC Executive Director Steve Lorenz. Both provided updates on current neighborhood projects, including extensive road rehabilitation on Triskett Road, Warren Road, Rocky River Drive, and Puritas Avenue.

Display tables from local nonprofit agencies, a spontaneous raffle from local merchants, and freshly baked cookies from K&K Portage Market made this a fun event, celebrating life in West Park.

Award Presentations were made in this order:

  • City Council Proclamation to Les Ackerman by Councilman Marty Keane
  • Volunteer Award/Kamm's Corners Farmers Market to Claire Kilbane by KCDC Executive Director Steve Lorenz and the Kamm's Corners Farmers Market Volunteer Committee
  • Emerging Leader Award to Aaron Kimbrell by KCDC Board Trustee Erin McIntyre & Councilman Marty Keane
  • Bob Bohr Safety Award to Lieutenant Dave Menear of the Cleveland Police Department by Steve Lorenz, Councilman Marty Keane, and JoAnne Bohr (daughter of Bob Bohr)
  • Community Impact Award to Cliff LaRocque for his 10+ years directing the West Park Kiwanis Club's Annual Independence Day Parade
  • Trustee Award to Marlene Herman from KCDC Board of Trustee Therese Chambers Arth and Board President George Pofok.

A few photos appear below. For more, see our Facebook album here and an online gallery here.

KCDC Table

Annual Town Meeting

Cliff LaRocque of West Park Kiwanis
Guest of all ages.
Signing in
Lester & Leona Ackerman

At right are Lester and Leona Ackerman, celebrating 70 years of marriage! Councilman Marty Keane suprised Mr. Ackerman with a proclamation recognizing his many decades of service to the community. An active member of the West Park Kiwanis Club at 90+, he continues volunteering with Meals on Wheels twice a week!


The Kamm's Corners Summer Arts & Entertainment Series

Presenting a wide breadth of musical, visual, and culinary arts at our family friendly events, the Kamm's Corners Summer Arts and Entertainment Series launches with The Hooley on Kamm's Corners and continues weekly throughout the summer at our Kamm's Corners Farmers Markets every Sunday, from June through October. It is also a feature of Asphalt Cinema, a free outdoor movie evening on the third Fridays of June, July, and August at Impett Park.

We are grateful for the volunteer work of the residents and business owners who take part in planning and running these events, making the series such a great success! To become involved, please e-mail marilyn.osborne@kammscorners.com or call 216-252-6559, ext. 1600.

We appreciate support from our generous sponsors such as Fairview Hospital in helping to pay for the Summer Arts & Entertainment Series.

In addition, we thank the residents of Cuyahoga County for supporting this program through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.

Funding from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture is different from our other funders because Cuyahoga County residents voted in 2006 to create this agency to fund the amazing arts and culture in our community with local tax dollars. KCDC is pleased to be among the groups funded in 2015.

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32,000 People Enjoy the 5th Annual Hooley on Kamm’s Corners™

West Park's Homecoming Celebration, the Hooley on Kamm’s Corners™, featured great food, live music, children's shows & activities, Irish dancers, pipes & drums, and more. The annual event ran from noon to 8 p.m. on Lorain Avenue between Rocky River Drive and West 165th Street on Saturday, May 10.

See what others wrote about The 5th Annual Hooley on Kamm’s Corners™

Cleveland Scene Magazine: Slide Show

The Sun Post: Big Crowd Takes in Fifth Annual Hooley on Kamm's Corners™

View a video of this year's event, created by KCDC Manager of Office Operations and Hooley™ Event Manager Jackie Wohleber, put together from her own footage and that of the staff:

2014 Hooley on Kamm’s Corners™ video.

View a gallery of photos from this year's event -- and last year's created by KCDC Board Member, Joe Outlaw:

2014 Hooley on Kamm’s Corners™ photo gallery

"Like" our event page on Facebook here for recaps and more photos from the event.

See you at the 6th Annual Hooley on Kamm’s Corners™, May 9, 2015!

A big THANK YOU to the 2014 sponsors of The Hooley: The City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council, Content Marketing Institute, Cuyahoga Arts & Culture, Kamm's Live, Dollar Bank, Fairview Hospital, First Federal Lakewood, Kamm's Corners Development Corporation, Kamm's Corners Farmers Market, and The West Park Family YMCA.


Links to Videos & Photos of Our Past Events

Video Highlights of The Hooley on Kamm's Corners™

The following videos were created by KCDC Manager of Office Operations and Hooley™ Event Manager Jackie Wohleber, with contributions from the KCDC staff:

Online Photo Albums

Enjoy these alphabetized online photo galleries of some of our past events. The photography and web gallery work was performed and donated by KCDC Business Member Joe Outlaw of Joe Outlaw Creative Services with contributions from KCDC staff and others. Anyone who would like a copy of one of the featured pictures may contact Joe at 216-941-6417. Many may be downloaded from the gallery at full size.

For more event information call 216-252-6559 ext. 1600 or email info at kammscorners.com.