Kamm`s Corners Magazine



Kamm`s Corners Magazine
Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation
Volume 13, Number 4 ✜ Holiday 2013
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Board of Trustees
From the Director
George Pofok
Aaron Pechota
Rick Kolar
Sean DeCrane
Therese Chambers Arth
Gino Bompiede
Marlene Herman
Mary McGraw
Erin McIntyre
Joe Outlaw
s part of our Strategic Planning process that took place earlier last year, we
asked you how you felt about our Kamm’s Corners Magazine. It scored the
highest of anything we asked about! We will continue to publish the magazine,
even while we also attempt to engage you with our e-newsletter, Facebook, and
Twitter. Recently, Kamm’s Corners Magazine received the first “Excellence in
Neighborhood Marketing” award from our friends at Cleveland Neighborhood
Progress! Congratulations to our editor Marilyn Osborne as well as our board
member Joe Outlaw who handles layout, design, and production duties.
Ward boundaries will be changing on January 1. Most of our readers will be in the
new Ward 17. Our service area will change to encompass the new ward, including
most of the city west of the rapid tracks. See the map on page 24 for details. Those
of you who find yourselves in Ward 16 will be served by our colleagues at BellairePuritas Development Corporation.
The Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market enjoyed its best season ever in terms of
attendance. More than 25,000 people visited the market this summer to enjoy the
fresh produce and other offerings, as well as live music and chef demonstrations.
We want to thank our 30+ vendors for a great season as well as our market sponsors. And, a BIG thank you to our volunteer-run market staff that wakes up every
Sunday to be sure you have a healthy and festive experience each week.
Please join us for our only fundraiser of the year, Wine in the Holidays on Thursday
December 5! Your support allows us to continue our work to help keep West Park
the jewel of all Cleveland neighborhoods. Details, including a new band for our 10th
anniversary, are on page 6.
Don’t forget to “unchain” yourself this holiday season! Keep your holiday spending local and support the independent merchants right here in our neighborhood.
They are the ones sponsoring your children’s baseball teams, providing gifts for
your fundraisers, and so forth. Reward and thank them with your business!
We thank you for the opportunity to do our work, and wish you a meaningful and
joyous holiday season. As always, let us know how we’re doing.
Our cover photo was taken by Joe Outlaw at the 2011 Puritas Nursery
Holiday Trains during our annual Wine in the Holidays fund raiser. Joe
collaborated with noted area photographer Gary Yasaki on the final image
preparation. Call Yasaki Photographic for all your personal and commercial
photography needs 216-781-7330.
Steve Lorenz
Executive Director
Kamm’s Corners Magazine is published by Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation in the months of February, May,
August, and November. Kamm’s Corners Magazine, its management, and Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation are
not responsible for any representations and/or warranties, oral or written, made by our advertisers. Print run: 11,000.
Readership: over 18,000. Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation, 17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland,
Ohio, 44111-5538. Phone: 216-252-6559 ext.1600. Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation is the non-profit,
neighborhood based planning and development organization serving the Kamm’s Corners community of Cleveland, Ohio.
It is the policy of Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation to neither endorse political candidates nor take a stand on
ballot issues. E-mail KCDC at [email protected] Visit our web site at kammscorners.com.
Jessica Shuleva
Maureen Stanton
KCDC Staff
Steve Lorenz
Executive Director
Chris Frohring
Neighborhood Real Estate Planner
Cynthia Janis
Manager, Commercial Development
Marilyn Osborne
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Bill Markowitz
Manager, Residential Property Redevelopment
Jackie Wohleber
Manager, Office Operations
Magazine Staff
Marilyn Osborne
Editor in Chief, Advertising
Joe Outlaw
Editor, Design & Typesetting
Cynthia Janis
Contributing Editor
Chris Frohring
Contributing Editor
Jackie Wohleber
Production Support
Mission Statement
“To facilitate the development
and promotion of the
West Park neighborhood.
In coordination with our
partners, we will engage
with residents, businesses,
institutions, and visitors in
elevating the quality of life in
our community.”
• Memberships are tax deductible •
Around the
Save the date for Wine in the
Holidays! On Thursday, December
5, plan to join us for our 10th annual KCDC fundraiser at Puritas
Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue.
Stroll among the huge assortment of
holiday wreaths, poinsettias, and gifts
while tasting an array of wines, specialty beers, and sumptuous appetizers by AMP 150. Enjoy live music by
Blue Lunch, a blues and swing band.
Read details on page 6, including how
to purchase tickets online.
Winter Wonderland at Kamms
Plaza takes place on Friday, December
6, starting with a sing-a-long lead by
Saint Joseph Academy’s a cappella
choir, The Academy Chorale at 6
p.m. under the clock at Rocky River
Drive and Lorain Avenue. Santa and
Mrs. Claus arrive at 6:25 p.m. on a
horse-drawn sleigh to lead everyone
to the festivities. See story on page 7.
Free horse-drawn carriage
rides will be offered by Kamms Plaza
on Friday, December 6, for Winter
Wonderland and then again on Friday,
December 13 and 20 from 6 p.m. to
8 p.m. Dress warmly and queue up
under the tower corner of the plaza
for a ride around the parking lot. Your
kids will love it!
On the second Sunday of each
month through May, visit the indoor
Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market
hosted by City Club Catering at the
Cretan Center at 3853 West 168th
Street. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. See
story on page 14.
Red Lantern Kitchen & Bar at
Kamms Plaza is going forward after
some unexpected delays. No open
date is set, but Executive Chef
Brian McNeff and Head Chef
Christopher McCarthy have collaborated on a perfect mix of modern
American cuisine combined with some
of the original Red Lantern’s favorites.
Along with the kitchen, the decor will
be completely remodeled. “Although
the drastic change may be a shock to
some, we hope to capture the hearts of
the West Park community in the same
manner as the O’Malley family,” said
new owner Cory Rowland.
All American Karate Studio
has moved from Fairview Park to
16600 Lorain Avenue, in “Downtown
Kamm’s Corners,” offering martial
arts training for adults and children.
The first class is always free! Call
440-331-0010 for information about
MMA/Jujitsu, cardio kickboxing, full
contact kickboxing, personal training,
women’s self defense, therapy martial
arts, and Tai Chi. Welcome to Kamm’s
Congratulations to West Park residents and KCDC business members
Joe and Pam Pulizzi! The company they founded in 2007, Content
Marketing Institute, was ranked
among Inc. magazine’s top 500 fastestgrowing private companies.
Phat Daddy’s Kitchen offers flavorful munchies, salads, sandwiches,
tacos, and plated specials like a short
rib taco or crab cake sammie. Open for
dining in, delivery, or take out at 4363
Rocky River Drive, inside Riverside
Pub, south of Lorain Avenue. Call
216-392-1410 or simply stop in.
For the 4th year in a row K&K
Portage Market at 3364 Warren
Road was voted “Best Butcher
Shop” in the October “BEST of
Cleveland 2013” issue of Cleveland
Magazine. The Kolar family (owners
of K&K) thanks everyone for their
years of loyal support, steadfast belief in small businesses, and heartfelt
friendship. Kudos to K&K!
West Park Catholic Academy’s
3rd Annual Holiday Craft Fair
takes place on Saturday, November 30,
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 17720 Puritas
Avenue. Pick up unique holiday gifts
for loved ones while supporting the
school. For more information, call
Thai Elephant, 16610 Lorain
Avenue, offers Pad Thai, flavorful
soups, salads, and other Thai dishes.
Owner Sirima Krabnoi encourages
the neighborhood to try something
new. The cook can tailor any dish to
the degree of spiciness preferred by
the customer. See photo on page 14.
Congratulations to three students
at Newton D. Baker School
of Arts for winning Honorable
Mention Awards in the essay contest Resilience 101 at the recent
Boys Hope Girls Hope luncheon.
Twenty-four schools competed, in4
cluding public, charter, and parochial.
Newton D. Baker led with the most
awards. Great work!
West Park Dental (17001 Albers
Avenue) is a drop-off location for
the U.S. Marine Corp Toys for
Tots campaign through December
16. Members of the local Star Trek
fan club, the USS Challenger, will
also be collecting toys at Savor the
Moment (4080 Rocky River Drive).
The mission of Toys for Tots is to
help needy children throughout the
United States experience the joys
of Christmas. The Reserve Unit in
Brookpark will be distributing the
toys. Drop off unwrapped toys anytime
during business hours. New toys only,
please! You may call West Park Dental
at 216-941-5535 for more information.
KCDC’s application for 2014
Project II support from Cuyahoga
Arts and Culture was awarded a
portion of the money raised by the
cigarette tax. It will go toward live
music at The Hooley™, Asphalt
Cinema, and the Kamm’s Corners
Farmers Market as part of our
Summer Music Series.
The 2014 Historic West Park
Calendar is now available through
the West Park Historical Society.
Filled with historical pictures and interesting facts about West Park, this is
a good gift to give – or keep! Only $8.50
each. Purchase yours today at K&K
Portage Market, Puritas Nursery,
and Gene’s Place.
Cleveland legend Alex Bevan
will be performing at the River’s
Edge Holiday Concert on Sunday,
December 15, from 2 to 3 p.m. Proceeds
benefit their Women’s Outreach program. Purchase $10 tickets by calling
River’s Edge at 216-688-1111.
The West Park United Church of
Christ is offering a free Sunday meal
once a month in Bartter Hall at the
rear of the church, 3909 Rocky River
Drive. A meal will be served at 11:30
a.m. November 24, and December 15.
Dates are subject to change and will
be posted on a sign in the front yard.
West Park Station, 17015
Lorain Avenue, is holding its annual
Christmas Craft Show on Saturday,
December 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Featured items include handcrafted
jewelry & hair accessories, candles,
art, and stocking stuffers. Every $50
in craft show purchases entitles the
purchaser to a $5 West Park Station
gift certificate! Those interested in a
table, call 216-287-3203. The fee is $20
per table. The deadline for a table is
December 7.
Are you ready for the Six Pack
Challenge? West Park Station is offering its 7th Annual weight-loss and
fitness competition for 2014, starting
January 13. Call 216-287-3203 for
Puritas Nursery is featuring their
holiday trains, a magnificent display
for the whole family. This is the 12th
anniversary of the display. Santa is
visiting on Saturday, December 7 and
14 from 1 to 3 p.m. Bring your camera!
See story on page 8.
Gyro World is scheduled to open
within the next couple of months
on Lorain Avenue, across from
Walgreens. Plans are to offer a variety of gyro sandwiches and other
Middle Eastern cuisine.
Lily Hair Studio opened at 15903
West Park Avenue, offering cuts,
styles, hair coloring, and highlights
for men and women by appointment.
Owner Abigail Lebron has 21 years
experience as a stylist and works with
her daughter, Priscilla. They specialize in curly hair. Call 216-671-4247
for an appointment. Open Tuesday
through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Stop into the West Park-Fairview
Family YMCA, 15501 Lorain Avenue,
and welcome Brandon Bussey, the
new Branch Director. While there,
become a member and enjoy yearround activities.
Do you know that the average U.S.
Mail Carrier in Cleveland climbs
about 525 steps a day? Help your mail
carrier by making sure your steps are
in good repair and that handrails are
secure. Keep steps clear of clutter.
Please clear ice and snow as it occurs.
Your carrier works hard to deliver your
mail. Please do your part to make it
easy and safe. See more information
on page 29.
KCDC has partnered with Growth
Capital to offer SBA Community
Advantage Loans to small businesses. If you own a business here or
want to locate one here, read more
information at the bottom of our home
page at kammscorners.com.
… by Councilman Marty Keane
News from Ward 19 and City Hall
Dear Neighbor:
What an exciting few months it has
been! Election season 2013 is now behind
us, and we certainly have a lot of work
to do. First off I want to thank the fine
people in this ward (soon Ward 17) for
the tremendous outpouring of support.
As remarkable and rewarding as it is to
represent the neighborhoods I know and
love, tough decisions have to be made and
hard work has to be done. The community’s
support lightens the load and allows me to
carry on and push through. We have new
and exciting opportunities ahead in the
new Ward 17, which expands our ward
boundaries to the south and now includes
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport,
the vast corporate parks along Rocky River
Drive and Grayton Road, as well as the great
neighborhoods east of Rocky River Drive
and south of Puritas Avenue. Welcome and
thank you!
Whether voting on one side or another,
the new Ward 17 had the highest voter
turnout in the City of Cleveland. For that,
you should all be commended. Being
involved and taking our civic responsibilities
seriously is what we are all about. This is
a testament to the strength and vitality of
West Park.
The next session of Cleveland City
Council will definitely be interesting.
Two fewer council members mean more
responsibilities and greater demands on
everyone. However, early projections for
next year’s budget seem to be rebounding.
The years of furloughs and layoffs are
hopefully behind us. With that comes the
renewed focus on ramping up service and
neighborhood stabilization and rejuvenation.
I do believe we weathered the storm better
than most similarly situated cities, but we
have to do better. I look forward to meeting
the challenge and, again, appreciate your
awesome support!
Triskett Road resurfacing is moving along
as scheduled. Dominion is wrapping up
the extensive relining, which we knew was
the necessary first step. They have worked
quickly and efficiently, and our traveling
public has been patient and understanding.
Please remember this is only the first
phase. At last, ODOT has approved the
final plans for the project. Now the City’s
Construction Engineering and Traffic
Engineering departments are reviewing
them. Next, we will bring the plans back
to you and prepare for the resurfacing and
traffic improvements slated to begin when
the weather breaks.
Some late resurfacing work is taking
place throughout the neighborhoods. Spot
work is underway on West 192nd Street,
Frick Court, West 176th Street, West 177th
Street, and, with the cooperation of Water
Pollution Control and the Cleveland Division
of Water, on West 159th Street. Although
Davinwood Drive, Granton Avenue, and
Orchard Park are still on the list, they were
prevented from being completed due to
scheduled utility work, which would have
torn out any improvements. I will continue
to work closely with the Division of Streets
to identify and plan for all necessary
improvements throughout West Park.
Now for the fun part. Happy Holidays!
Enjoy the many activities scheduled
throughout West Park this holiday season.
What a wonderful time of year to be a part
of this great neighborhood. Please bring
your friends and neighbors and spread some
holiday cheer.
As always, please shop locally. You can
find it here! Whatever it is you think you
need, make West Park your first choice for
shopping and dining. Our small businesses
are the backbone of our community. Many
of the owners and employees are either
from West Park or live here now. Either
way, they have made a commitment to West
Park and to the City of Cleveland and they
deserve our business. Please have a happy
and safe holiday season and enjoy the ones
you are with. Family, friends, and neighbors
make for the most precious memories of all.
God Bless,
Marty Keane
Holiday Spirits Blossom Under Glass
approach to dining and located in
the Airport Marriott Hotel. Enjoy
HO trains chugging through hills
and valleys of live greenery and
flowing water.
Don your favorite sweater or
casual holiday attire and enjoy
the fun! Tickets to this KCDC
fundraiser are $45 and are
available for purchase online at
kammscorners.com, by phone at
216-252-6559, ext. 1000, or email: [email protected]
You don’t want to miss this popular event.
Parking is available at Westropp
Elementary School, MacArthur
Elementary School, and along
Valleyside Road, West 192nd
Street, West 191st Street, and in
the Puritas Nursery lot.
troll among the lovely assortment of holiday wreaths,
poinsettias, and gifts in the greenhouse on Thursday,
December 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. Join us for our 10th Annual Wine
in the Holidays fundraiser at Puritas Nursery, 19201 Puritas Avenue.
While tasting wines, specialty beers, and delightful appetizKCDC appreciates the generous
ers, listen to music by a different band this year: Blue Lunch,
event sponsorship of AMP 150,
an eight piece blues and swing band with lively vocals and three
man horn section. Savor extraordinary hearty appetizers by Public House, Puritas Nursery,
AMP 150, the destination restaurant known for its farm-to-table and Rocksolid Stone Works.
We Wish
you a Merry
& a Happy
New Year!
Bigger and Better than Ever! Be sure to visit our
11th Annual Holiday Model Trains Display!
Open November 28 at 9 a.m.!
Visit with Santa Claus from 1-3 on Saturday,
December 7 & 14 – Bring your Camera!
 Christmas Cactus, Cyclamens, Mistletoe, & Air Plants
 Fresh Wreaths, Swags, Roping, & Boughs
 Dwarf Conifers & Fairy Garden Gift Items
 West Park Historical Society Publications Fire Wood
19201 Puritas Ave., Cleveland, OH 44135
www.puritasnurser y.com
Monday - Friday: 9 to 8 • Saturday & Sunday: 9 to 6
in W
$1 OFF!
Any Poinsettia!
Just mention this ad through 12/31/13.
Great Selection of Fresh Cut
Christmas Trees drilled with
the Stay-Straight System!
Puritas Nursery Gift
Certificates are Perfect for
Holiday Giving!
AMP 150
To Cater
Wine in the
Whether you are looking for a great place
to host your company’s holiday party or
seeking a dining experience a cut above
the rest, AMP 150 is the place to go!
Featuring modern American cuisine, built
upon foundations of flavor, freshness,
and innovation, AMP 150 is a 200-seat
restaurant and bar with an open casual
feel, playing up-beat rock and roll and
serving tasty selections all priced under
$20. There is also a private dining room
that accommodates up to 30 people.
For AMP 150, being “green” is a passion,
not a marketing gimmick. With farm-totable ingredients, the menu offers food
that is refreshingly different, such as the
squash salad made with squash puree,
pumpernickel croutons, and black pepper
vinaigrette or braised rabbit with chive
spaetzle, crème fraiche, speck, and corn.
The menu offers more lunch friendly
sandwiches now, too, with an AMP 150
twist. The grilled chicken sandwich is
now a buffalo grilled chicken sandwich
with blue cheese and bacon. Try the four
cheese grilled cheese sandwich served
with an amazing heirloom tomato soup, a
tuna melt on sourdough, or the AMP 150
Philly. The Philly is made with slow braised
short ribs, pepper, onion relish, and black
pepper aioli. All of these come with their
house made chips.
Of course, they still have the burgers,
soups, seasonal salads, fried Brussels
sprouts, and the sandwiches and sides
from the past. Their Cuban is far too
popular to take off the menu.
See what happens when the chef turns
to the talents of regional farmers and
artisans to collect foodstuffs raised,
crafted, and harvested locally! The result
is a handcrafted menu created with
contemporary innovation and deep flavors
at their peak of quality. Anyone who
sampled the food at the KCDC fundraiser
“Wine in the Holidays” last year will agree.
AMP 150 is at 4277 West 150th Street
in the Marriott Hotel. Call 216-706-8787.
To book their private dining room, or
for a large party, contact Peter Zohos at
216-252-5333, ext. 1626.
Winter Wonderland Returns
At 6 p.m. on Friday, December 6, gather under the clock in Downtown Kamm’s
Corners at Lorain Avenue and Rocky River Drive for an old-fashioned holiday sing-along! The Academy Chorale, an a cappella choir from Saint Joseph
Academy, will sing holiday tunes. A ceremonial “turning on of the lights” will
take place followed by a brief presentation to the first place winner of the
Downtown Kamm’s Corners storefront decorating contest. The singing will
resume and everyone will be invited to join in the caroling. The West Park
Kiwanis Club will serve hot chocolate until Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by
horse-drawn sleigh to greet the assembly.
Cecilia’s Song is now called The Academy Chorale.
Then all will follow Santa to Kamms Plaza for the 17th annual Winter
Wonderland from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus pose for pictures.
Balloon creatures, magic tricks, and crafts add to the fun. Pick up cookies,
popcorn, and a beverage. Volunteers from Saint Joseph Academy Key Club
will assist. You may win a great door prize donated by local merchants. A big
drawing occurs at around 8 p.m. for two televisions, a DVD player, and an
MP3 Player, all donated by Kamms Plaza. (Adults only for the big drawing,
please.) This free event is sponsored by Kamms Plaza Shopping Center with
the support of KCDC.
Sleigh rides around Kamms Plaza will take place that night and continue
free of charge on Friday December 13 and 20. The complimentary sleigh rides
depart from the tower corners at 6 p.m. and run till 8 p.m. Heavy rain or ice
will cause the rides to be cancelled. Otherwise, bundle up and enjoy!
Festive Lights Return to Kamm’s Corners
For the winter holidays, downtown Kamm’s Corners brightens up with a
combination of white tree lights and festive red banners for 20 light poles.
The tree lights are LED’s which use little electricity and last for many
years. They will remain in place throughout the holiday season.
While the tree lights will be illuminated just prior to Thanksgiving, a
special lighting ceremony to officially illuminate downtown will be held in
conjunction with Winter Wonderland under the clock on Friday, December
6. Please join us for the fun.
Funding was made possible through fundraisers like Wine in the Holidays
(coming up December 5!), as well as membership dues from area merchants.
The Puritas Nursery Holiday Trains
Fun for the Entire Family!
Puritas Nursery is proud to present, for the eleventh
consecutive year, truly unique holiday model train displays that capture the spirit of the season and bring out
the kid in all of us.
This year there are a
total of 18 trains – four
Relaxing West Park
different gauges running
for over 12 years!
on three distinct layouts.
The main HO gauge
layout is a beautifully
landscaped 8’x 30’ ta1 HR MASSAGE $55
ble with five trains and
two trolleys chugging
1/2 HR MASSAGE $29
through hills and valleys
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of live trees, shrubs, and
flowing water. Children delight in using the two carpeted
“tunnels” beneath the display as “kids-only” shortcuts to
cross from one side of the layout to the other.
Dance Lessons 2 for $89!
The G scale layout will feature several garden theme
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including Wizard of Oz, Lion King, German village,
Zumba Classes
and Dance Instructor
the Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market, a circus, and a fairy
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The Lionel layout, lovingly created by Ken Perez, will
have six operating trains: five Lionel and one American
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Flyer. All the buildings and houses are authentic
Plasticville pieces, straight from the 1950’s. Both steam
and diesel engines will be running through a diverse landscape. Scavenger hunts will delight kids and parents alike!
The size, extent, and variety of the displays make for
great family photos and cherished holiday memories.
Cameras are welcome. It is remarkable that these original
works of art are designed and created by a team of pas✯ Free Neck & Back Evaluation ✯
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add color and are sold right off the train layout. The layout will evoke fond memories of Christmases past when
downtown stores like Sterling-Linder, Halle’s, and others
featured model trains in their toyland displays.
Children may visit with Santa Claus from 1 to 3 p.m.
on Saturday, December 7 and 14. The public may take
pictures with Santa free of charge using their own camera.
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West Park
Interfaith Council
Builds Trust and
“A priest, a nun, a minister, a
rabbi, and a politician all sat down
for lunch…” It sounds like the start
of a good joke. In fact it is the start
of a synergistic relationship.
The West Park Interfaith Council
brings religious leaders together.
They explore ways that people of
different faiths can work together for
the common good. Civic leaders also
join the conversation. Councilman
Marty Keane, along with Steve
Lorenz and Marilyn Osborne of
the Kamm’s Corners Development
Corporation also participate in the
Reverend John King of West Park
United Church of Christ organized
the group last year on the premise
that “it is invariably better for us to
encourage dialogue and work collaboratively.” He emphasizes that this is
a simple group that invites religious
leaders to meet for lunch and starts
a conversation moving to see what
might develop. The atmosphere is
mutually respectful, friendly, and
Reverend King said, “We can too
easily fall into the rut of defining
ourselves by what divides us. This
group finds it more energizing to
focus on what unites us.”
Last March, the West Park
Interfaith Council sponsored a
Passover Seder Meal, led by Rabbi
Enid Lader of Beth Israel – West
Temple. For many participants,
this was their first experience of
the Jewish Seder. After the meal,
Kathy Rennette of West Park United
Church of Christ called the Seder
“educational, informative, fun, respectful, and delicious.” Rabbi Lader
commented that this community
Seder was “for me, personally, very
Much of the conversation has
centered on ways that different faith
communities can join forces to more
effectively serve the needs of the
poor in our neighborhood. However,
beyond specific projects and events,
there is a less tangible, yet very important dimension to these interfaith
clergy gatherings. The simple act of sitting down for lunch and building
friendships establishes a foundation of trust and understanding, on which
future progress may proceed.
Rabbi Lader commented, “How enriching it is for us to talk about issues
and topics together. A main purpose is to be as helpful as possible to the
people of the West Park area. But it is also important to educate ourselves,
to know one another, so we are not just strangers, but friends.”
“Religious leaders are educated and enthusiastic about our faith communities,” added Reverend King. “Sadly, that enthusiasm has historically
bred intolerance. This group understands that diversity makes us stronger.
We move beyond mere coexistence. We have a profound mutual respect for
the goodness and truth that each of us contributes.”
Clergy of all area faith communities are welcome to attend. The next
meeting of the West Park Interfaith Council will begin with lunch at 12:30
p.m. January 7, at Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation. Even if you
have never attended before, know that you are welcome to join anytime.
Be sure to RSVP to Marylyn Osborne at 216-252-6559 so lunch can be
reserved for you.
Images of
West Park
The 2014 West Park
calendar features photos
donated by local families,
most never before published. The calendar is
$8.50 with every penny
of profit going to the West
Park Historical Society.
They are available at Puritas Nursery, K & K Portage Market, and Gene’s
Place to Dine. They may also be picked up or mail-ordered by contacting Dar
McGeady at 216-476-8214, email [email protected]
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Candlelight Worship Services with Special Music
Christmas Eve
West Park
United Church of Christ
English Lutheran Church
7:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m.
3909 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland
15460 Triskett Road, Cleveland
Maria Isabella Tells Us What’s Cooking
In the Homes of Local Chefs
…by Marilyn Osborne
How did a West Park resident become the author of an award-winning
cookbook? She focused all her efforts on turning a good idea for a book into an
actual book! The result is “In the Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs,” a
behind-the-scenes look at how Cleveland’s top chefs entertain at home. Filled
with 119 recipes, tips, and clear instructions this is the perfect holiday gift for
anyone who may want to try the recipes or merely read the interesting chef
profiles and secret tips.
Author Maria Isabella had already written one cookbook before this one.
Her own! “ I have five children who were asking me for my recipe for this or
that,” she said. “So to make it simple for me and for them, I put together what
I called My Cookbook of Love.” She created it at tastebook.com, a website that
offers templates and categories for making a cookbook. The result was a big
hit with the family.
When Maria visited her daughter in New York City, she shared an idea for
a book featuring Cleveland area chefs and their recipes. The two were talking
over tea, and her daughter thought it was a terrific idea. But lots of people have
terrific ideas. What was different here is what happened next.
“When I returned home from New York, I could have dropped the idea. I
could have researched and procrastinated. I could have talked myself out of it.
These are what people often do with good ideas,” said Maria. “However, I went
gung-ho, blindly, and kept going till the book was done!”
It took four years and entailed photography sessions, photo selection, interviews with the talented chefs, and testing the recipes. She tested them herself
and also recruited a team of individuals across the U.S. and Canada who volunteered to test the recipes and provide commentary about the results.
Looking back, she admits it was 100% more work than she imagined. But, it
was also 100% more rewarding for her and for the city! “We have world class
talent here in Cleveland. The chefs were gracious with their time and secret tip
sharing. I couldn’t have been more happy with how it worked out,” she said.
Maria has a degree from Cleveland State University in two majors: Mass
Media Communication and Interpersonal Communication, plus a minor in
International Marketing. After graduation, she started out in high-end retail
management, left to have children, and returned to work through freelancing
before rejoining the workforce full time.
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Maria Isabella
She lives with her husband on
Edgecliff Avenue. They have two
children living in Cleveland. One is
an assistant prosecuting attorney and
the other is in her final year of medical
school. They have a daughter in New
York City who is an interior designer, a
son also living in New York City who is
a real estate finance consultant, and a
daughter in Charlotte who is a teacher,
but is currently a stay-at-home mom
with three young children.
Following the success of “In the
Kitchen with Cleveland’s Favorite
Chefs,” she created a website and a
blog with updates about the chefs, answering questions such as, “Where are
they now?” Visit maria-isabella.com
for more about the author, the book,
and how to order “In the Kitchen
with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs: 35
Fabulous Meals in About an Hour.”
A recipe by the late Chef Sergio Abramof (of
Sergio’s and Saravá) as featured in “In the Kitchen
with Cleveland’s Favorite Chefs” by Maria Isabella.
Makes 4 servings
Preschool through Grade 8
cup vegetable oil
20 uncooked jumbo shrimp (21/25 count),
preferably white Gulf shrimp, peeled but tails
left on and deveined
The Mission of WPCA is to provide a
Christ-centered environment in which to
grow in mind, body, and spirit; celebrating
the unique abilities of each child of God.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon finely chopped garlic (3 mediumsize cloves)
Registration for the Fall 2014-2015 school year is
currently underway. We also have a few grades
with openings for the second half of this school
year starting January 6, 2014.
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh Italian
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
We accept the Cleveland Scholarship Voucher
AND the Preschool County Voucher.
1. Heat the oil in a large sauté pan over
medium-high heat. Pat the shrimp dry with a
paper towel and then dust with flour, shaking
off any excess. Arrange the shrimp in the sauté
pan. Do not overcrowd.
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2. Cook the shrimp until golden brown on one
side, 1 to 2 minutes. Turn the shrimp, add the
garlic, and stir well. Continue to cook until the
garlic begins to brown to a medium caramel
color. (This step is crucial! Make sure the garlic
browns enough. Don’t undercook, but also don’t
let it burn.)
3. Remove from the heat. Add the parsley,
butter, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir gently
until all the butter is melted and the shrimp are
coated with the sauce. Serve at once.
Home Performance
NHS of Greater Cleveland
Meet Dr. Neil Smith – President of Fairview Hospital
…by Marilyn Osborne
Hospital, and, prior to that, he served as assistant
Dr. Neil Smith, former vice president of medical
chief of staff for three years.
affairs at Fairview Hospital, is the new president of
Fairview Hospital, replacing Jan Murphy who is now
As a physician, one of his early role models was
COO of a Cleveland Clinic Hospital in Abu Dhabi.
the late Dr. Neal Chadwick, who served as Fairview
Just as Jan Murphy had roots in West Park, so, too,
Hospital’s chief of staff. Dr. Chadwick had been a
does Neil Smith – and both share an Irish heritage.
leader for years at Fairview Hospital. Then he became
ill with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). When
“My grandparents, Mary (McNamee) and Herb
he could no longer carry out his duties, he chose Dr.
Gaeckle, lived on Ernadale,” Dr. Smith said. “They
Smith to take them over. “I agreed to serve temporarowned Cleveland Coin Meter Company on Albers
ily as a placeholder, but then grew into the position,”
Avenue. As a young lad, I used to help them out by
explained Dr. Smith. He became friends with then
washing, drying, and spray painting the machines
President Jan Murphy as they worked together on
for coin operated laundries.
various projects, including the
His grandmother had two
new $83 million emergency
brothers who were doctors.
department and intensive care
Ed McNamee was a radiologist
unit that opened last summer.
during the 1940’s, and Regis
“Jan Murphy and Dr.
McNamee ran an emergency
Chadwick brought me along,”
room during the 1960’s and
said Dr. Smith, humbly credit1970’s. Although attracted
ing them with his rise to his
to medicine by the influence
new position as president. He
of his great uncles and their
maintains his private practice
many stories about the world
in Internal Medicine.
of medicine, he once considered a career in teaching.
When asked about his visions for the hospital, he said,
His mother attended Smith
“We are excited about the new
College to study education.
ICU and Pediatric Emergency
As a young woman, she went
Department (PED). Treating
to study French history on
kids in an emergency is not
a Fullbright scholarship in
the same as treating adults,
Strasbourg, in the area known
and time is of the essence. For
as Alsace-Lorraine. There,
example, an 83-pound person
she met her future husband.
needs a different dosage of
They settled in Rocky River
medicine. We have that inforand raised six children, most
mation ready at the PED.
of them born at Fairview
Hospital, including Dr. Smith.
He knows about kids first
Dr. Neil Smith, President of Fairview Hospital.
Sadly, his father passed away
hand as he’s raising son Aidan
when Dr. Smith was only 10. A middle child, he
and daughter Kylie (Irish twins, only 15 months
recalls how his family pulled together to help each
apart!) with his wife, Donna (O’Brien), who is a nurse.
other through a difficult time.
They live in Rocky River, only one street away from
his childhood home. “My wife is one of the East-side
He attended St. Christopher School in Rocky
Irish,” he joked, acknowledging the friendly east-west
River and St. Ignatius High School. He later atrivalry. Her family is from Wickliffe.
tended St. Louis University for his undergraduate
degree, and then studied osteopathic medicine at
On a serious note, as President of Fairview Hospital,
Ohio University, graduating in 1986. Dr. Smith
Dr. Smith is keen on keeping the focus on wellness.
completed his residency at the former Mt. Sinai
“Whether it is heart health, obesity, or smoking cesHospital in 1990.
sation, we are really going to be emphasizing healthy
living. Fairview wants to be great partners with the
In 1990, he was named resident of the year. He
community to educate everyone, but especially kids.
has been a member of the medical staff at Fairview,
Getting them involved with healthy living while they
Lakewood, and Lutheran hospitals for 22 years. From
are young will make a huge difference down the road.”
2002 to 2010, he served as Chief of Staff at Fairview
Pediatric Emergency
Department Caters
to Young Patients
Hospitals and emergency departments are intimidating to adults,
and just plain scary for kids. And few
things are more stressful than knowing your child is sick or injured and
in need of emergency care.
Cleveland Clinic Children’s Pediatric
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Fairview Hospital was designed with
the unique needs of infants, children
and adolescents in mind and features:
• Separate waiting room with kidfriendly décor and pediatric-only
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• Board certified physicians trained
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and emotional aspects of being
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“Because roughly 90% of accidents
can be prevented, it’s important that
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their child’s health and safety,” said
Emory Petrack, MD, medical director of Cleveland Clinic Children’s
Pediatric ED at Fairview Hospital.
“But they should also know what to do
if their child suffers a medical emergency. On the West Side, that means
taking them to Fairview Hospital,
you have
where the highest level of pediatric
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Young patients with more severe
injuries, trauma or chronic conditions also have access to Fairview
Hospital’s full pediatric inpatient unit,
and Cleveland Clinic Children’s pediatric surgeons and specialists. When
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Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market
Moves indoors to the Cretan Center
November -May
Our popular neighborhood
market returned indoors this
month! It will be open every second Sunday of the month from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. through May. Inside
the Cretan Center at 3853 West
168th Street, more than twenty
market members will continue to
bring their seasonal offerings of
the best foods Ohio has to offer.
The Kamm’s Corners Farmers
Market always heats up as the
weather cools.
Two of our member farmers,
HW Organic Farms and Needham Gardens are prepared to supply our neighborhood with their farm fresh produce throughout the winter months! Yes
that’s right - local fresh produce all winter long! The impressive array of other
local foods to buy and eat through the autumn and winter include Ohio-raised
meats, eggs and cheeses, maple syrup, honey and a variety of preserved foods
such as peppers, pickles, jams, salsas, and sauces. Area vendors will provide
baked goods, pasta, popcorn, kettle corn, prepared food, spices, mushrooms,
tea and coffee, soaps and lotions, local art, and hand crafted items. As always,
City Club Catering will be on hand with hot and delicious prepared foods to
warm you during your shopping excursion.
Both the indoor and outdoor markets are designed to help endorse a healthy
living culture, help support local farmers, retailers, and our city’s artists and
in turn, help grow our local community. The market continues to accept EBT
as a form of payment and we participate in “produce perks” providing our
guests with added value tokens, good for purchasing produce selections that
the market provides.
For more information about the market, call market manager Bill Markowitz
at 216-252-6559 ext. 1400, or e-mail him at [email protected] Eat
fresh, shop local at Kamm’s Corners Indoor Farmers Market.
Sponsors of the Market include Fairview Hospital with additional
market support provided by: River’s Edge Cleveland, Kamms Plaza
Shopping Center, Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation,
Neighborhood Connections, Priority Health Care, Inc.,
Rocksolid Stone Works, and HCR ManorCare.
Please give our sponsors your support!
Our Family of Vendors includes:
A Grazin Place
Bluebird Meadows
Breadheads Breadery
City Club Catering
Goody 2 Shoes Bakery
HW Organic Farms
Hummingbird Creations
Jenny’s Sweets
Jimmy’s Jam
Jorgensen’s Apiary
Kai’s Cultured Mushrooms
Kernels by Chrissie
Little Lakewood Pasta Company
Market Connect
Needham Gardens
Nutica’s Romanian Bakery
Ohio Farm Direct
Smith’s Fruit Farm
Please Note!
St. Croix Farms
Vendor roster
Tea Hills Farms
may vary slightly.
Troubadour Coffee
White Family Farm
Try Thai!
Have you dined at Thai Elephant,
16610 Lorain Avenue? This exciting
Thai restaurant is the perfect place
to try your favorite Thai dish or introduce yourself to the Thai dining
Opened here last January, it is the
second location for owner Sirima
Krabnoi, who also owns Thai Chili in
Avon Lake. She said, “Our Thai chef
will prepare your favorite dish to your
liking. Our level of service will show
you how Thailand got its reputation
as the land of the smile.”
Call 216-671-9999 to place an order.
Dine in for something new. Open 11
a.m. to 9 p.m. from Monday through
Thursday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday
and Saturday; 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on
Thai Elephant proprietor Surima Krabnoi.
NHS of Cleveland Announces
$3.7 Million Program Exclusive
to Cleveland Home Buyers
Looking to buy a home in our neighborhood? A multi-family property? Make that
dream a reality with the help of a CityLIFT
down payment.
The CityLIFT Program offers $3.7
million in down payment assistance
funds available exclusively in the City of
Cleveland. These funds will be available
to qualified home buyers as a forgivable,
second mortgage secured by the property
being purchased.
The program provides up to $15,000
in down payment assistance to eligible
home buyers. The CityLIFT down payment assistance funds will be disbursed
at closing. CityLIFT is a 0% interest grant
and, if its conditions are satisfied, it will be
forgiven at 20% each year for five years.
Enrollment is easy!
For details on how to qualify, please
visit nhscleveland.org or call NHS at
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The Center for Family Medicine
The Center for Family Medicine is the medical office for the Fairview Hospital/
Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency Program. We are located across
the street from Fairview Hospital and offer free parking.
Our family physicians and staff are trained in all areas of primary care
including medical care of adults and children, OB/Gyn, geriatrics, behavior
health and acupuncture.
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. | Tuesday, Thursday
8:30 a.m. – Noon | Saturday
The Community West Foundation
hosted its Legacy Society Dinner on
October 3 for its most generous benefactors, members of the Legacy Society. The
annual event provides an opportunity to
thank the Foundation’s strongest financial
supporters for their investment in the
future through a planned gift or Donor
Advised Fund.
At the dinner, the Art of Caring
Award, the Foundation’s highest honor,
is presented to individuals who have
demonstrated outstanding philanthropic
leadership. It was an especially momentous occasion as this year’s award honors
went to the Foundation’s Millennium
Fund participants, a group of 20 dedicated
Community West Foundation Board members who have shown to be true patrons
of their community by their generosity.
These members contributed an astounding $3.1 million for the future beneficiaries
of the Foundation’s work.
The Millennium Fund originated with
an idea from Dr. Ted Castele, Community
West Foundation Chair Emeritus. “Dr. Ted
injected new excitement and momentum
with the idea of the Millennium Fund,”
said David T. Dombrowiak, President and
CEO, Community West Foundation.
Each Millennium Fund member received The Art of Caring Award, a lithograph titled, “Jesus in the Breadline” an
image of social realism created by noted
Cleveland artist Christi Birchfield. Her
portrayal was inspired by the Biblical passage from The Gospel of Matthew 25:40,
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for
one of the least of these my brothers and
sisters of mine, you did for me.’
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Best Cuts
Carol & John’s Comic Shop
Cartridge World
Chase Bank
City Star Nails
Dollar Tree
Dragon Towers
Electric Beach
Fitness 19
Gene’s Place Restaurant
H & R Block
Kamms Barber Shop
Kamms Plaza Pet & Supply
Peace, Love & Little Donuts
Pizza BOGO
Radio Shack
Red Lantern - Opening Soon!
17th Annual Winter Wonderland!
December 6 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Complimentary Sleigh Rides!
Sunshine Dry Cleaners
December 13 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Subway Sandwiches
December 20 • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
West Park Vision Clinic
Sleigh rides depart from the tower corner below H&R Block sign.
Please note! Inclement weather (heavy rain or ice) will stop the sleigh rides.
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The Empty Grave
in Alger Cemetery
Ask about our
“January Start”Class
…by Gary Swilik with
additional research
by Charles C. Chaney
and Dar McGeady
 Four Star Award Winning School
Go to the southwest corner of Alger Cemetery on
Bradgate Avenue, walk north along the fence, and you
will soon come upon the remarkable gravestone of Arthur
J. Hyde, a veteran of World War I who died-in-action in
World War II. The grave beneath the stone is empty.
Arthur J. Hyde was born in Canada and came to the
United States with his parents in 1878. He built a career
as a marine engineer and insurance inspector. He served
as lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy during World
War I and retired to civilian life.
When Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, Arthur was
not content to leave the fight in younger hands. Then
seventy-years-old, he tried unsuccessfully to re-enlist in
the U. S. Navy. In October 1942, he finally found a position as third-engineer on the U.S. freighter Norwalk, a
merchant ship sailing the Atlantic. Arthur’s wife, Celia,
later told the newspapers her husband “felt that he was
contributing some small bit to winning the war.”
On January 10, 1943, the Norwalk collided with the
Norwegian freighter Nidareid in the Gulf of Mexico and
sank in over 600 feet of water. Reportedly Arthur’s ship
had been running without lights to avoid attack when
the accident occurred. Arthur was the only member of
the 30-man crew to lose his life. Nothing indicates his
body was recovered. His name is inscribed on the honor
roll at the War Memorial Fountain on the Mall in downtown Cleveland.
Why was Alger Cemetery chosen as the location for
Arthur’s gravestone? His name does not even appear in
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cemetery records. He and his wife Celia lived in Cleveland
for several years but seem to have no connection to the
West Park neighborhood. Their last local residence was
on Harvard Avenue on the east side. Mrs. Hyde, a native of New York, was living in Florida at the time of her
husband’s death.
Further research, however, reveals that Arthur’s stone
is located on a plot purchased in 1921 by the Theobald
Family. A woman named Clara Theobald is buried in the
same plot. Her death notice reveals she is the “mother of
Mrs. Art Hyde.” Mystery solved! Clearly Arthur Hyde’s
wife Celia arranged to have her late husband’s gravestone
placed near the final resting place of her own mother. It
remains there to this day, a memorial to a patriot whose
body was lost at sea.
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What is a
Super Pub?
…by Cindy Janis
According to Sheila Sheehan, a
super pub is a local pub, casual
dining space, music venue, and
sports bar all in one location. Last
December, the Sheehan and Riley
families chose Downtown Kamm’s
Corners to open Paddy Rock
Superpub at 16700 Lorain Avenue.
“We’ve owned businesses and were
residents for many years in West
Park,” said Sheila. “Our partners still
live in the neighborhood and have
raised their children in West Park
schools. We chose Kamm’s Corners
for our new business because it has a
community feel and pride that is unmatched by any other neighborhood in the City -- strong
roots and family ties that go
on for generations.”
Paddy Rock Superpub, the
largest pub in Downtown
Kamm’s Corners, has 10,000
square feet of entertainment
on three levels. The 6,000
square foot main level features a large dance floor and
a raised stage with a stateof-the-art sound and lighting
“We host all types of local, national,
and international bands,” said Sheila.
“The Wolfe Tones will be returning for
the band’s 50th Anniversary Tour on
February 23, 2014.”
The Wolfe Tones are a popular Irish
rebel music band that incorporates
elements of Irish traditional music in
their songs. Tickets will be available
for holiday gift giving. Check the calendar at paddyrockcleveland.com for
all scheduled performances.
Several tables and a 60-foot bar
provide a perfect spot to enjoy the
entertainment and order your favorite
drink and menu items. The menu of-
fers a selection of appetizers, wings,
and salads, plus a variety of sandwiches, burgers, calzones and pizza,
including the popular Reuben Pizza.
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“Our menu items are made from
scratch,” Sheila said. “We’re especially
known for our jumbo wings with tangy
Miss Margaret’s Sauce.” A customer,
who is a self-proclaimed wing aficionado exclaimed, “It’s the best sauce
around, better than Cajun Candy!”
Paddy Rock Superpub is a popular
spot for watching your favorite sporting teams on their 14 flat screen TV’s
and a 15 foot HD Super Screen. The
pub is also available for private parties
and fund raising events and offers an
extensive catering menu.
The mezzanine level with more
tables is a great place to sit and watch
all the first floor activities. Or, step
on up to the second floor with an additional full bar and try your luck at
a game of pool or darts.
Recently the owners participated in
the City of Cleveland Storefront
Renovation Program to install a
new sign. The program provides
design assistance and a 40%
rebate up to $25,000 for comprehensive exterior renovations
and a 40% rebate up to $3,000
for new tenant signage.
The creative sign features an
exposed green neon shamrock
and white molded letters that
are mounted on a black sign
band with an aluminum accent
panel. White vinyl, in the shape
of a Celtic knot, was applied along the
bottom of the windows the length of
the storefront.
“The sign program is a great way to
work with professional designers who
help to create a concrete object from
only a mental vision,” said Sheila.
“It’s a great City program that keeps
businesses vital and strong.”
According to Sheila, Paddy Rock
Superpub can best be described by
their three-word motto: FOODBEER-FUN. The Superpub is open for
a super good time from 1 p.m. to 2:30
a.m. daily, except for Monday, when the
hours are from 3 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Call
216-938-9646 for more information.
A super big “THANK YOU” to the
Sheehan and Riley families for choosing Downtown Kamm’s Corners to
open their business.
For more information regarding the
City of Cleveland Storefront Renovation
Program, please contact Cindy Janis
at [email protected] or
216-252-6559 ext. 1200.
eighborhood Joe Coreno Named
Entrepreneur of the Year!
potlight !
From left: Mayor Frank Jackson, Joe Coreno, and Councilman Matt Zone
Joseph Coreno was born in Coreno, Italy, near Naples. His family
immigrated to the US in 1965, and their first home was on West 69th
Street in the Mount Carmel (West) parish. In 1968, he worked as a barber,
married his wife Carolina, and started a family. He worked hard and over
time has purchased and restored over 10 buildings on the west side. Two
are in Kamm’s Corners: 4157 Rocky River Drive and 15809 Lorain Avenue,
home of the Far Mor. To improve his buildings, Joe performs a lot of the
work himself. But, when he needs help, he hires local small businesses
and makes use of the City of Cleveland’s Storefront Renovation Program.
“There wouldn’t be enough money to hire someone to do what the
program provides free,” said Joe. The program provides property owners
with design assistance and a 40% rebate up to $25,000 for comprehensive
exterior renovations.
Joe has received recognition several times for his building renovations,
including twice for projects in Kamm’s Corners. His most cherished
accomplishment is “Caffe Roma,” a successful Italian restaurant at 13000
Lorain Avenue, featuring pasta, panini’s, pizza, soups, salads, and desserts.
“People enjoy the Italian home style recipes of my wife,” said Mr. Coreno.
His contributions were recognized in October, during the City of Cleveland
Italian American Heritage Committee’s Recognition Event at City Hall.
Congratulations to Mr. Coreno on being a recipient of an Italian-American
Award as an entrepreneur.
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What Ward Am I in Now?
Those of you who have lived in the Kamm’s Corners area for a while likely
remember living in Ward 21. The city charter says that as the population of the
city decreases (or increases), the number of wards should be adjusted to fit.
Beginning in January, a second round of reductions in the number of wards
will bring us down to 17 wards, and a majority of the residents currently
in Ward 19 will find themselves in the new Ward 17.
The new Ward 17 will encompass nearly all of the city West of
the train tracks with a small area carved out in the North end of
the ward. Of note is that the ward will now include Cleveland
Hopkins Airport, and all of the area south of Puritas, including
Riverside Park Estates and the industrial area to the South.
Kamm’s Corners Development will begin to work in these
areas, coordinating with our friends at Bellaire Puritas
Development to assure continued services to residents.
The map shows the new ward boundaries effective on
January 1. Ward 17 will be represented by Councilman
Martin J. Keane. Ward 16, immediately to the
Most of Ward 19 will
east, will be represented by Councilman Martin
become Ward 17 on
Sweeney. A map of all the new wards can be
January 1, 2014.
found on Cleveland City Council’s website
Here are the new
at clevelandcitycouncil.org.
Ward 17 boundaries.
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KCDC Offers Renovated Home for Sale
This home was renovated inside
and out. Here’s what we did:
Working with the Cuyahoga County Land Bank, KCDC’s property
rehab manager Bill Markowitz and local resident Greg Somerville,
• Completely painted the interior
president of GJS General Contractor LLC, recently completed
• Completely refinished oak floors
renovating the roomy bungalow featured here.
• Renovated the spacious kitchen
Located at 3125 Joslyn Avenue, north of Triskett just off West
and added appliances
140th Street, it will be sold to a qualified buyer who intends to
• Renovated the bathroom
live in the house. These photos show the beauty of this house and
some of the many renovations done. The house has two bedrooms
• Updated the plumbing
on the main floor along with a kitchen, living room, and bath.
In addition to the above, the
Upstairs is a large finished space that could be used as an office,
master bedroom, or playroom. The backyard includes a large patio home also features:
area – perfect for family gatherings and parties.
• A large clean basement (ready
for finishing)
• A new high efficiency furnace
and air conditioning
• A new water heater
• A very large concrete driveway
• A 3 car garage with door opener
This home is move-in ready!
It is conveniently located
near major freeways, and the
RTA Rapid Transit. We will
only sell the home to an owner
occupant. It is competitively
priced at $94,900. For an appointment to see it or for more
information, please call Kevin
O’Malley with Remax Pros
at 216-496-8862 or email:
[email protected]
eighborhood Riverside Kids
A big community “thank you” goes to the eighth graders at
Riverside School, 14601 Montrose Avenue. They filled Halloween
potlight !
bags with goodies from participating merchants, given away free at
merchant locations. This is the fifth year in a row that they completed
this service to the businesses and community.
Business participants were Allstate, Back Stage Bar, Charter One
Bank, Crown Rubber Stamp, Dunkin’ Donuts Baskin Robbins, Fifth
Third Bank, George’s Auto Center, Gino’s Shoe Repair, Great Clips,
Guys Pizza, Jason A. Doerschuk DDS, Kamm’s Corners Farmers
Market, KeyBank, Paddy Rock Super Pub, Papa John’s Pizza, P.J.
McIntyre’s Irish Pub, Si Senor Mexican Restaurant, Steak ‘n Shake,
TCG Haircutting, Thai Elephant, The Public House, Walgreens,
Westpark Barbershop, Westpark Panini’s, and West Park Station.
Kamm’s Resident Makes
Christmas Wishes Come True
They say Christmas comes but once a year, but for lifetime
Kamm’s resident, Greg Markowitz, it happens all year round!
Co-creator of Kringle’s Inventionasium at Tower City Center
in Cleveland (now celebrating its seventh anniversary season),
Greg has been making Christmas magic happen for children for
the past 17 years. Even back in high school, he and his business
partner James Langa provided a Santa appearance and arts and
crafts for children at Rainbow Babies and Childrens Hospital
with their pilot company, Spirit of the Season.
In 2007, under the name ImaginIF, Inc., Greg and James expertly transformed the abandoned Fuddrucker’s restaurant at
Tower city Center into the first beautifully unique and festive
incarnation of Kringle’s Inventionasium. The space and attraction evolve significantly each year, offering no-waiting visits with
Greg Markowitz as Mr. Fuzzy Hat with his daughter Violet.
Mr. Kringle through a reservation system, and a full tour of Mr.
Kringle’s toy inventing facilities for kids, complete with lab coats, activities, and loads of wacky characters and fun.
“When your life’s work is making little kids happy, it’s the best feeling in the world,” Greg said. He and his wife Cory
now enjoy bringing their own daughters that same happiness by taking Violet and Penny to the Inventionasium every
year. Greg met Cory, now the creative director of ImaginIF, when she was hired as a performer for the first season.
Kringle’s Inventionasium entertains approximately 20,000 guests during its 21-day run each year. For more information or to make reservations, visit mrkringle.com.
The Bread Basket
Serves the Needy
Monetary contributions and
donations are desperately needed
at The Bread Basket, an emergency
food center operated by the West
Park Christian Reformed Church at
15135 Triskett Road.
Now in its eleventh year, The Bread
Basket serves the area bordered east
by West 117th Street, south to Lorain
Avenue, north to Lakewood Heights
Boulevard and west into Fairview
Park. Hours are Tuesdays 5:30 to
7:30 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:30
to 3:30 p.m.
To qualify, clients must provide
a photo identification and proof of
address, family size, and qualifying
income. Clients are provided
with canned goods, staples, and
personal hygiene items to last at
least three days. During November
and December, clients receive all
the basic ingredients for a holiday
dinner. Call 216-251-0782 for more
information. If you are planning to
drop off a contribution or donation,
please call first to ensure someone
is there to receive it.
Bread Basket Most Needed Items
Plastic & Paper Bags
46 oz. Cans of 100% Juice
16 oz. Boxes of Cereal
18 oz. Jars of Peanut Butter
10 oz. Cans of Soup
10 oz. Cans of Canned Pasta
7 oz. Boxes of Macaroni & Cheese
16 oz. Cans of Vegetables
16 oz. Cans of Pork and Beans
15 oz. Cans of Chili with Beans
16 oz. Cans of Applesauce
30 oz. Cans of Spaghetti Sauce
1 Pound Package of Spaghetti
1 Pound Package of Macaroni
2 Pound Bag of Rice
24 oz. Cans of Beef Stew
24 oz. Canned Beef
24 oz. Canned Pork
6 oz. Cans of Tuna
14 oz. Cans of Salmon or Fish
16 oz. Cans of Tomatoes
16 oz. Cans of Fruit
Personal Hygiene Items
Cleaning Supplies
Neighborhood Connections
Grant Applications Sought
Neighborhood Connections is a
small grants program designed to assist Cleveland neighborhood groups
to strengthen the social network in
their communities. The Cleveland
Foundation established Neighborhood
Connections in 2003 to empower
people in Cleveland’s neighborhoods
and encourage them to become more
engaged with each other and the city
around them.
Neighborhood Connections extends
small grants that fund citizen-led
neighborhood projects, events and
activities that benefit Clevelanders.
Through June 2012, Neighborhood
Connections has made more than
1,600 grants totaling $5 million.
Grants are intended to spur small,
grassroots community efforts, and
they range from $500 to $5,000.
Any resident-led or community
group is eligible to apply, including
those that aren’t recognized as 501(c)
(3) organizations. The next deadline to
apply for funding from Neighborhood
Connections is Friday, February
14, at 5 p.m. Visit their website at
neighborhoodgrants.org for grant
seeker workshop dates and times.
They will be posted soon.
Shopping Here Makes Us Richer
Dad’s Smoke Shop: Tobacco, humidors, smoking accessories
Harley Davidson Sales: Motorcycles, apparel, accessories
K&K Portage Market: Meat, wine, fresh bakery, gourmet sauces
All year long, but especially during holiday shopping,
keep in mind how locally owned independent businesses
return a great deal to the community. It is called the mulMemberships at Anytime Fitness, Fitness 19, or the West Park YMCA
tiplier effect: one dollar spent at a locally owned business
Nutrishop Cleveland: Healthy supplements & products to enhance
comes back to the community through city taxes, employer
well being
wages, and contributions to local non-profit organizations.
Puritas Nursery: Poinsettias, wreaths, Christmas trees & cactus
Also, the unique character of our community is defined
in large part by the businesses we have here – and that
Savor the Moment: Fine roasted coffees, specialty teas, custom
plays a big factor in your overall satisfaction with where
cards, novelty gifts
you live and the value of your home and property. We
Seven Seas Seafood: Fresh seafood, gift cards
want our local businesses to thrive! An added bonus to
Skater’s Edge: Ice skates, skating dresses, boots, accessories
shopping locally is the customer service is better because
it is more personal. After all, you see your local merchants
Starship Earth: Jewelry, incense, costumes, collectibles
day after day both in their shops and around town – and
Style Mutt: Pet treats, pet grooming, doggy daycare
they see you! So, you matter more to them, too.
West Park Massotherapy: Massage, exercise, ballroom dancing,
Shop for gifts or services at the local stores that add
Zumba, skin care products, soy candles, accessories
to the character that is Kamm’s Corners. Each time you
choose to spend your dollars here, you increase the vitalWilhelmy’s Florists, Affordable Florals, and Floral Images: All
ity of your neighborhood. While on your holiday outings,
have flowers, plants, and gifts
dine at local owner operated restaurants and leave your
Yvonne’s Jewelers: Watches, gems, jewelry
server a nice tip, too. Spread the happiness!
Remember, too, that gift certificates are available from Other good holiday gift ideas include:
our many fine neighborhood businesses.
Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market: Vendors will offer fresh produce,
meat, backery, and other unique items on December 8th and
Here are just a few ideas:
every second Sunday of the month through May.
Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop: Comic books, action figures, T-shirts
West Park Historical Society: Calendars, local history books
Carpet Center USA: Rugs, carpeting, natural candles
Happy neighborhood holiday shopping!
Common Grounds: Specialty coffee drinks, varieties of tea
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The community is identified as
“Kamm’s Corners” — using the apostrophe after Kamm and an “s” after
It’s named after Oswald Kamm,
our first settler here, who also ran the
general store on Rocky River Drive and
Lorain Avenue, which is now Panini’s.
He used to pick up the mail at a
postal station in Rocky River, walking the long distance there and back.
The mail would be stamped “Kamm’s
Corners,” meaning all four corners of
the intersection.
So, the community is called Kamm’s
Corners. However, some local businesses have chosen to not include the
apostrophe, such as Kamms Plaza,
which is perfectly fine. That is why you
will see Kamms Plaza in this magazine
and elsewhere without the apostrophe
s. Yet, the official name of the community remains, “Kamm’s Corners.”
We Need Your News!
Kamm’s Calendar
If your organization has news of
interest to the community, please
send it to Marilyn Osborne at
[email protected] for
possible inclusion in future issues of this magazine or our
monthly e-newsletters.
kammscorners.com, is a great
place to find information about
our programs and events. There
you may opt in to our e-newsletter, which is published twice a
month. For more frequent news
and photos, you may follow
us on Twitter @KammsCorners
or on Facebook under
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To sign up to receive this
magazine at your home, simply send an e-mail request
with full mailing address to
[email protected] or call
us at 216-252-6559, ext. 1600.
Kamm’s Corners Farmers Market
November through May
The 2nd Sunday of the month
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
In the Cretan Center, South of Lorain
Avenue on West 168th Street
Wine in the Holidays
“Uncork the Fun!”
Thursday, December 5, 6 p.m.
Our annual fundraiser held at
Puritas Nursery. Purchase tickets at
kammscorners.com or call
216-252-6559 x1000
Singing Under the Clock,
Holiday Lighting Ceremony, and
Kamms Plaza Winter Wonderland
Friday, December 6
6 to 8:30 p.m.
Kamms Plaza Sleigh Rides
December 6,13, & 20
6 to 8 p.m.
For information regarding events call
216-252-6559, ext. 1500 or visit
Winter is Coming!
Let Us Help You
Finish Those Projects
From Summer.
Garage & Porch
Kitchens, Baths
Exterior, Interior
Power Washing
Licensed & Bonded
Call 216-577-4064
Ask For Greg!
[email protected]
Serving the
West Park Area For
Over 15 Years
We are committed to
serving our customer’s
needs in a timely and
professional manner.
We Do All Electrical &
Plumbing Repairs
Call 216-577-4065 to Schedule Repairs or
Here Comes Winter!
Gutter & Downspout Cleaning
Caulking Around Doors & Windows
Chimney Caps & Inspections
Add Some Insulation to Keep Warm!
Get Involved! Become
a Friend of Kamm’s!
Not yet a Friend of Kamm’s
Corners? It’s easy to join!
You can call us or use this form
to join. You can even download the
form from our web site. Checks and
credit cards are accepted.
Make a membership donation of
$20 or more and you will receive a
membership card that may be used
for discounts on goods or services
at participating businesses in Ward
19. The box below lists merchants
currently offering special savings
to Friends of Kamm’s Corners.
F riends P rogram P articipants
AAMCO Transmissions
Age Line Home Health & Activities
Arclight Glassworks
Mary Ann Boyer, CPA
Cartridge World
Cone Zone
The Dog Class
Dragon Towers
Handyman Connection
Kamm’s Corners Chiropractic
Kamm’s Plaza Pet & Supply
Landscaping Ideas
Leusch Insurance Agency
OLA Federal Credit Union
Old School Iron Gym
Outlaw Productions
Puritas Nursery
RockSolid Stone Works
Si Senor Mexican Restaurant
Thomas A. Roubal, D.D.S.
Time for Change Hypnosis
West Park Massotherapy
West Park Station
Westpoint Title Agency, Inc.
Friends of Kamm’s Corners Membership Application
Your donation supports the Kamm’s Corners Development Corporation’s
mission to promote, develop, and guide the Kamm’s Corners
neighborhood as the best place to live, work, shop, worship and play.
Enclosed is my tax-deductible donation in the amount of:
¨ $20
¨ $50
¨ $100
¨ $250
¨ $500
¨ $1,000
¨ Other _____________
All amounts are greatly appreciated. Please use “Other” for amounts less than $20. Donations of $20 or more receive a
Friend of Kamm’s Corners Discount Card good at participating neighborhood merchants.
¨ My check is enclosed
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17407 Lorain Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, OH 44111
Phone: (216) 252-6559 Fax: (216) 252-6500
Welcome to our New and Renewed Friends of Kamm’s Corners
Ray & Ann Brown
Larry & Pat Isabella
Dee Collins
Carol & Dave Kovach
Ms. Ellen P. Ferreri
Marilyn Lombardo
Mr. & Mrs. Roy Gedeon Mrs. David G. Martens, Sr.
Sara McLaughlin
Sally A. Niklas
Maryellen Reddy
Roz Roberts
Keep Your Letter Carrier Safe
According the National Association of Letter Carriers, 170 billion
pieces of mail were delivered last year by letter carriers, six days a week,
to more than 151 million homes and businesses in every city, suburb,
and town in America. The volume is especially heavy during the winter
holidays with cards and packages arriving almost daily.
We depend on our letter carriers. Let’s do all we can in our community
to make their jobs safer. Here are some tips.
• Keep dogs and animals confined and away from mailbox.
• Put the mailbox at a location that keeps the carrier on level ground.
• Put the mailbox away from doors and windows when dogs are present.
• Keep the mailbox away from plants that attract stinging insects.
• Use a mailbox that is large enough to handle the volume of mail you receive.
• Keep the path to your mailbox clear of trip hazards: tools, hoses, toys, etc.
• If the carrier needs to climb steps, ensure the steps are in good repair with a
sturdy handrail.
• If you are going to paint your porch or steps, use a paint that is designed for
traffic to avoid creating a slick walking surface when wet.
• Keep bushes and trees trimmed so as to not interfere with the carrier.
• Ensure dogs are put away before opening the door if the carrier is present.
Watch out for your carriers as they are out working for you!
Business Classifieds • Business Classifieds • Business Classifieds • Business Classifieds
To Advertise Call
Marilyn Osborne
Puppies & Kittens, Grooming
Full Line of Pet Supplies
216-252-6559 x1600
Kamm’s Plaza Shopping Center
Home Health & Activity Center
15803 Lorain Ave.
Your place for Beverages & Lotto
4350 Rocky River Dr.
Cleveland, OH 44135
Business Members
Visit kammscorners.com to get
addresses & phone numbers.
Agencies - Home Health & Activities
Age Line Home and Health
Priority Home Health Care
Seniors Helping Seniors
Ronald A. Apelt
Armstrong Law Offices
James R. Foos, Jr.
Debora Lasch, Esq.
Automotive Services
Aamco Transmissions
Kamm’s Corners Auto Body
White Wheel Aligning Service, Inc.
Charter One Bank
Dollar Bank
Fifth Third Bank
First Federal of Lakewood
Key Bank
Beauty Services
Amy Ross Avon Products
City Club Catering at the Cretan Center
The Coin Shop
Carol & John’s Comic Book Shop
Convenience Stores
Charlie’s Beverage
Corporate & Foundation Sponsors
Colleen DeCrane Family Foundation
Kamm Foundation
Red Seal Electric Company
Credit Unions
Firefighters Community Credit Union
OLA Federal Credit Union
Day Care
Discovery World
Small World of Learning
Dentists & Dental Laboratories
Kamm’s Corners Dental Group
Casey O’Conor, D.D.S.
Riveredge Dentistry
Thomas A. Roubal, D.D.S.
Westpark Dental Associates
Employment Services
Global Technical Recruiters
Entertainment / Musical Groups
Brand New Hat
Financial Services
MaryAnn Boyer, CPA
Marguerite Harkness, CPA
Practical Financial Planning
Fitness & Health Services
Anytime Fitness
Old School Iron Gym
River’s Edge
West Park YMCA
Funeral Services
Chambers Funeral Home
Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home
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Arclight Glassworks
B & BF Construction
Berry Insulation
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CPJ Construction
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Rocksolid StoneWorks
Wiemels-Hiros Plumbing Company
Window Universe
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Fairview Hospital
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Leusch Insurance Services
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Cone Zone & Grill
Geppetto’s Pizza & Ribs
Jackie Chen’s Dragon Towers
McDonalds West Park
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Panini’s Bar & Grille
P.J. McIntyre’s
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John Marshall High School Alumni Assoc., Inc.
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St. Mark School
West Park Lutheran Schools Assn.
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Larchwood Village Retirement Community
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Content Marketing Institute
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Seven Seas Seafood
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West Park Vision Clinic
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Harley-Davidson Sales Company, Inc.
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Classy K-9z Boutique & Spa
Shed’n Pooper, LLC
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American Hellenic Educational Progressive Assoc.
Cleveland Action to Support Housing
Cleveland Public Library, West Park Branch
Kiwanis Club of West Park
Laura’s Home
Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland
West Park Early Childhood PTA
West Shore Rotary Club
Bethany English Lutheran Church
Beth Israel Temple
Blessed Trinity Parish
Congregation of St. Joseph
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
Our Lady of Angels Church
River’s Edge
St. Mark Catholic Church
St. Mark Episcopal Church
St. Mary's Romanian Orthodox Cathedral
St. Mel Church
West Park Christian Reformed Church
West Park United Church of Christ
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