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Seven Hills Takes Action Towards Water Goals

Construction of one of the Donna Rae double basins.

A little over a year ago my administration put together a Water Management Task Force. We felt that it was time to bring relevant people into one room to address, what in some cases, has been a decades long problem. This approach is consistent with how we have addressed important issues over the last few years; perform due diligence to identify the root issues and bring in subject matter experts to provide guidance.

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Seven Hills Will Be a Tribe Town on June 2
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Get a Taste of Seven Hills on April 26
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Taste of Seven Hills
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The City of Seven Hills Night with the Lake Erie Monsters
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Issue 10 - Worth It!

Parma City School District Superintendent Charles Smialek, Ph.D.

Our school district has reached a tipping point and our actions in the near future will shape our communities for generations to come. We are no longer a three high school district. Very soon, we need to choose the path we will follow to consolidation. Here, though, is where we face a critical fork in our road, formed by the meeting of two very different trails. 

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Parma Residents To Receive NOPEC Enrollment Letters

The City of Parma has joined NOPEC’s electric aggregation program. Residents and small businesses will be able to take advantage of electric supply rates negotiated exclusively for NOPEC customers beginning with their May 2021 meter read date. The City of Parma has enjoyed excellent NOPEC natural gas aggregation prices and customer service for over a decade. NOPEC will now be providing the same level of service for electricity.

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Parma Brew & Trash Crawl

In celebration of Earth Day meet up with your fellow Parma residents on Saturday, April 24th, to Spring Clean Parma, while stopping off to rest and supporting local establishments for a cold brew or other refreshment (not included).

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Seven Hills To Acquire Radio Tower Property To Create A Nature Preserve

Radio tower property to be acquired

We are very excited to announce that The City of Seven Hills, together with Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC), recently agreed to terms for the purchase of 20 acres of land currently owned by OSWIGI, Inc. adjacent to the City’s North Park off Rockside Road. The proposed preserve area contains 20 acres of meadow habitat with forested patches and 1,900 linear feet of West Creek headwater tributaries.

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I Believe

As humans, we have the potential to reflect God’s personality traits, such as love, justice, and wisdom. Biblical truth protects us from false worship. Eliminate negative talk and introduce joy talk. Enjoy the peace of a clear conscience. Giving thanks helps us feel closer in our relationships and increases our happiness. It does not make any difference who gets the praise as long as God gets the glory. Negative expressions convey “stinkin’ thinkin’.” Never let an old wound fester due to excessive attention.

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Tri-C Film Student From Parma Takes Second In Online Festival

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) film student Marissa Roesch made an award-winning directorial debut at The Exposure Film Fest.  Her five-minute film, “My Body is My Home,” took second place in the inaugural online film festival. The Parma resident wrote and directed the film in the fall as her final project in a class exploring the short film genre and techniques. “My Body is My Home” offers an emotional glimpse into a transgender journey. The story featuring two friends unfolds in layers of love, compassion, empathy and discovery. Roesch said a friend’s experience inspired her to write the film.  “I was really looking to do something meaningful with my project,” said the 26-year-old, who shot the film in a single day with two actors and a crew member. “I’m very proud of what we were able to do.”  “My Body is My Home” also claimed an honorable mention award at the 2021 Short. Sweet. Film Fest.

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Celebrate National Library Week April 4-10, 2021

During the week of April 4-10,  we join libraries in communities nationwide in celebrating National Library Week, a time to highlight the value of libraries, librarians and library workers.

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Script Parma Picture of the Month

This month's script Parma picture of the month was submitted by Julie Miller. The photo includes Ron, Chris, Laura, Julie
and Rich in their Brown's regalia.  Julie will receive a gift card courtesy of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, as well as a free car wash courtesy of Sgt. Clean's Car Wash.  Pictures can be emailed for the monthly contest to Parma City Council President Sean Brennan at councilmanbrennan@msn.com. Be sure to include your name and address.

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God-incidence OR Co-incidence

 

As I was examining my thoughts, words and deeds in preparation for this Lenten season, I continued having one-sided conversations with God regarding my “time to clean the soul” with many a grumblings.

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UH Parma's New Pain Center Helps Patients With Chronic Pain

Kutaiba Tabbaa, MD, an established pain specialist with decades of experience in Northeast Ohio, is the Medical Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at UH Parma Medical Center.  

Patients suffering from chronic pain will find many more options at University Hospitals Comprehensive Pain Center. UH is debuting the first of its centers at UH Parma Medical Center, with its proven interventional pain management program making it the ideal location for the new Center. The UH Comprehensive Pain Center builds on existing treatments for management of chronic pain (such as injections, spinal cord stimulators, and infusion therapy) with the addition of the UH Connor Integrative Health Network, offering chiropractic care, lifestyle and integrative health medical consults, massage therapy and guided meditation to complement its integrated approach to pain management. Additionally, the multi-disciplinary Center also offers physical and occupational therapy, behavioral health and addiction services. “Our dedicated team of physicians and clinicians are already experienced in helping patients struggling with pain,” says Brian Monter, Chief Operating Officer of UH’s West Market, which includes UH Parma Medical Center. “To enhance our care offerings, we recently recruited new physicians with decades of experience in treating patients with pain. I am confident that their expertise, combined with the multi-disciplinary slate of clinical practitioners available through the Center, will provide our community with an unmatched program that’s desperately needed.”

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Local Nonprofit Distributes Sensory Awareness Kits In Parma And Surrounding Suburbs

Connecting for Kids distributed more than 2,000 Sensory Awareness Kits to more than 50 preschools, daycare and community centers in Berea, Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Brook Park, Independence, Middleburg Heights, North Royalton, Parma, Parma Heights, and Strongsville during the month of February. The goal of these kits is to help area families identify sensory issues early. These kits have been generously donated by Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, Church of the Resurrection and the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem.

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Fresh Produce For Households With Limited Incomes In 2021

Clients recieve a different variety of fruits and vegetables twice monthly

Baba’s Yard, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, gave away 150 tons of fresh produce in 2019 and 2020, and is organizing a collaboration of community partners for a third season. The mission of Baba’s Yard is to reduce epidemic diseases, by increasing fresh produce consumption. Consuming a variety of plant based nutrients is essential to maintaining healthy immunity, and is effective in preventing and managing diseases such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and more.

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The President's Corner

Lace up your running or walking shoes for the 10th Parma Run-Walk for Pierogies, sponsored by Perla’s Pierogies, former Mayor Dean DePiero, and First Federal of Lakewood. The now famous event will take place on Saturday, July 3 at 7:30 am at Cuyahoga Community College’s western campus. Those who know me know that running is my passion.  So, ten years ago I combined my love for running, pierogies, and giving back to the community by creating what has become one of our city’s signature summer events.

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New Wheels Help Deliver Meals To Seniors

To help with meal deliveries, the Axelrod family donated a 2010 silver GMC Terrain last year to the Donna Smallwood Activities Center.

In January, Donna Smallwood Activities Center and Parma Office on Aging purchased a white 2021 Buick Encore from Axelrod Buick GMC with grant funds from Cuyahoga County. That Encore and a 2010 silver GMC Terrain that the Axelrod family donated in 2020 are helping staff drive prepared meals to its eligible senior members. Since March 2020, nearly 25,000 homebound and community meals have been delivered.

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UH Parma ICU Nurses Hold Memorial Service For Patients Who Died Of COVID-19

ICU nurses from UH Parma Medical Center led caregivers in Lighting the Darkness, a March 25 memorial service for families who lost loved ones to COVID-19 over the past year. These are the nurses who held the hands of the dying when families were not allowed to visit, due to the highly contagious nature of the virus. Hundreds of family members and nurses, respiratory therapists and physicians from the extended hospital family joined together to remember those who had died. Family members clutched candles and cards, and finally connected with the nurses who were with their loved ones in their final days and moments – and whom they had never met in person. "I want to assure each and every one of you that's here tonight with us that we cared for your loved ones as one of ours, and our hearts broke as well when they were no longer with us," said Lindsey Wells, RN, one of the nurses who planned the moving memorial service. Lindsey and ICU colleagues Kayla Rinaldi and Samantha Rhoades personally called each family of COVID-19 patients who passed away in ICU.

In a 30-minute program before families gathered around luminaries of a giant heart in the hospital’s main parking lot, Tim Boyko, Chairman of UH Parma’s Board of Directors, noted that the community cannot thank these selfless caregivers enough. EMS leaders from the community attended the service, and UH Airmed performed a helicopter flyover. “At our peak, entire floors of our hospital were devoted to providing individualized care to patients with COVID 19,” said UH Parma’s Chief Medical Officer & Chief Operating Officer James Hill, MD, a critical care physician who cared for many COVID-19 patients in the ICU. He noted that patients at this community hospital had access to the same clinical trials as academic medical centers, receiving the very best care. “Some of our patients also had family in the hospital. Some were our family. All felt like our family.”

“At times as an ICU physician, I would look down the hall to see nearly every room filled with a patient affected by COVID 19. I remember holding the hand of the first patient with COVID that I placed on the ventilator, trying to reassure them that they would be okay. As a physician these are some of the times I will remember my whole life.”

Ed Cepsis, 65, a father of seven and the eldest of four, bid farewell to his 91-year-old father over a Zoom call. Nineteen family members were on the call as the doctor reassured him that they had done everything possible to save his father. For Karen Strejnowski of Seven Hills, who was cared for in the ICU within hours after her mother died of COVID-19 and while her father was being admitted to another floor with same virus, the memorial service extinguished some of the darkness of the past year. “I would do anything to have my Mom back," said Karen through tears. "But thanks to the staff at UH Parma, my Dad and I are still here. I know that an unimaginable number of people were lost to this virus, but please do not lose sight of how many of us you have saved. “From the bottom of my heart, I would like to thank each and every one of you for your commitment and dedication to fighting this virus, and for the continued healing we’ve received tonight as well.”

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The Time Has Come To Eliminate The Filibuster

I am sure that many of us have seen the classic 1939 movie Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. It was a movie about a naïve young man appointed to fill a vacancy in the Senate. The lead character, Jefferson Smith is played by Jimmy Stewart and the movie was directed by Frank Capra. There is a climactic scene at the end of the movie where Mr. Smith conducts a filibuster on the floor of the Senate in support of a bill authorizing the government to buy some land in his state for a boy’s camp. But a corrupt political machine had already rigged the vote against the project because they wanted the land for their own purposes. I won’t spoil the movie, but this movie is a classic “feel good” movie.

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News You Can Use (And Where To Find It)

O From Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (CRCC):
      >> 
The next Ambassador Training Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday, April 20, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Register today.  Click here to learn more about their community outreach initiatives and prevention & educations program offerings.
           
O  From The Greater Cleveland Coordinated Response to Human Trafficking (GCCR2HT):
      >> 
The “Collaboration Success Story”  describes a recent recommendation successfully implemented in almost 80 police departments in Cuyahoga County. Our own Parma Hts. Police Department is highlighted as an example in its use.
      >>  The next “Human Trafficking 101 - The Basics”, virtual & free presentation is scheduled for
Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 7:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. (ET). Learn more about the realities of Sex and Labor Trafficking and how you can get involved. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvdumqqDwtHNP_nJAAp4rz-ngfHvwepIq1. Learn about upcoming programs and more about the HT Collaborative by clicking here: https://www.collabtoendht.org/

O   From UH/Parma Medical Center:
      >>  Age Well, Be Well….
a club for adults 55 & up offering virtual programs w/providers, online health talks & telehealth sessions.
      >> 
This recently filmed, 5 minute video features the emotional AND hopeful experience of Parma Medical Center’s own Nancy Gallagher, BSN, RN, Manager of UH Parma’s Intensive Care Unit and the Heart Center. She and her team are on the front lines quietly caring for our neighbors and the community at large. It’s well worth the watch.
      >>  Save The Date – Watch for details coming soon regarding  Parma Hospital Health Care Foundation’s bi-annual signature golf outing scheduled for Monday, August 30th. Proceeds will be used to support UH Connor Institute programs right here at UH Parma Medical Center including pain management, music therapy, therapeutic massage & more.

O  From Ohio Dept of Education:
      >>  OhioMeansJobs K-12 web site—Ohio's no-cost career planning system that offers career exploration tools and resources specifically for students, teachers and school counselors—recently got a makeover. The Department is sharing tips for educators so they can easily explore the redesigned site’s many resources.      

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Seven Hills to acquire radio tower property to create a Nature Preserve

Potential Nature Preserve Property and Path

We are very excited to announce that The City of Seven Hills, together with Western Reserve Land Conservancy (WRLC), recently agreed to terms for the purchase of 20 acres of land currently owned by OSWIGI, Inc. adjacent to the City’s North Park off Rockside Road. The proposed preserve area contains 20 acres of meadow habitat with forested patches and 1,900 linear feet of West Creek headwater tributaries.

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Parma Modifies Photo Enforcement To Keep Students Safe In School Zones

Parma City Schools returned to a five-day, in-person schedule as private schools are continuing their full schedules. With all students back to full days, their safety remains a top priority. The City of Parma has operated a school zone photo enforcement program since 2009. With students’ full return to classes, photo enforcement will resume in six city school zones. The zones have cameras mounted on poles about 12 feet above ground level that record vehicles traveling both directions. The cameras are for speed enforcement in the 20 mph posted school zones only. Photo enforcement tickets will be issued during designated times when schools are in session and school zone lights are flashing.

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Parma Art Scene

James Burnett

Prama Artspace & Gallery, 5411 Pearl Road, is excited to present a show of artwork by long-time Cleveland abstract artist James Burnett. James Burnett is an alumni of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Holy Name High School. His abstracts are bold, with strong defined painterly shapes. This show runs from March 26th to April 18th. "The Female Soul", celebrating Women's History Month is also on exhibit at Prama Artspace & Gallery until April 18th. This exhibit can also be viewed virtually and includes pieces created by Liz Maugans, Laura D’Alessandro, June Hund, Samantha Vickers, Emma Anderson, Grace Wen, Terri Simons, Kole Robinson Brooks and Joyce Morrow Jones. Regular hours are S,W,S 2-7 and M 10-3. Please wear a mask. Masks are also sold at the gallery, along with some great fun and unique boutique items. Recently they received some great new merchandise, mugs, and tees for the Dyngus Day crowd. Visit at www.Pramaartspace.com, or follow on Facebook and Instagram.

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Seven Hills Looks Ahead

Seven Hills Mayor Tony Biasiotta

As we enter the month of March one can’t help but reflect on the last 12 months. March 2020 was the time COVID became front and center of our daily lives and the beginning of a long chain events that have been very trying on all of us. Heading into spring I hope the healing process soon begins on all fronts. After witnessing our community come together so many times, in spite of so many challenges, I have no doubt this will once again be the case.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:43 AM, 03.01.2021

“We Witnessed A Miracle”: COVID-19 Survivor Goes Home After 76 Days

COVID-19 survivor Beverly Milano was overwhelmed by the cheers of caregivers and family celebrating her discharge from UH Parma Medical Center’s Acute Rehabilitation Center following 2 ½ months in the hospital.

Carl Milano felt like a groom on the evening of his wedding day, anticipating the homecoming of his bride of 46 years. The Mayfield Village couple had survived COVID-19: he during a three-week bout at home, and Beverly during a marathon 76 days in two hospitals, including more than three weeks on a ventilator. They had missed Christmas and New Year’s together, and on a snowy February afternoon just after Valentine’s Day, he was taking his beloved home again. “We witnessed a miracle, and you all were a part of it,” said a tearful Carl, bowing in thanks to all the assembled caregivers cheering Beverly as she was discharged from University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. 

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:43 AM, 03.01.2021

A Tale Of Two Cities: One Does It Better

Parma side of Snow Rd. Yes, there is sidewalk somewhere under that foot of snow.

A guy like me, who can't drive and doesn't even own a car, really notices where it is safe and easy to walk and where it isn't. Since moving back to Parma I've noticed a huge difference between the Parma side of Snow Rd. and the Parma Hts. side. Only a few property owners on the Parma side clear the snow from their sidewalks, and that includes the shopping center at the corner of Chevrolet Blvd. This makes trying to walk in the neighborhood a dangerous, sometime impossible thing. Many people who have no choice, including children, take to walking in the street - even more dangerous. 

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Southwest Italian American Club Drive Thru Fish Fry

SWIAC Members, Every Friday during Lent we’re having a FISH FRY on the following dates, Feb 19, 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2nd from 4:30 pm–7:30 pm at SWIAC Clubhouse. Pease call 216 308-0345 (our club; new number) to place an order; upon arrival at the club, call again for curbside delivery. Only members and spouses are permitted to enter the clubhouse, note: No more than 25 are permitted in the building. We ask that members call before entering to ensure adequate space is available.

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Remember Woody

Wayne "Woody" Mesker

We often don't really consider the place someone has filled in our lives until they are gone. So true that is for Wayne "Woody" Mesker, who passed away on February 1. A decade ago when I first met him, Woody was fronting Worldstock Entertainment his group dedicated to using Rock n' Roll to promote a variety of worthy causes and ideas. We discovered that he was quite a singer, and was always performing on stage somewhere. Up until the time of his passing, when he was the community Outreach Director for the Alive Inside Foundation and the Founder of Rock Against Dementia, Woody was always busy bringing attention to things that he felt needed to be front and center. Whether any particular endeavor was hugely successful or not did not matter to him; he charged ahead with the same exuberance and sense of optimism that only he could display. We will miss his enthusiasm and vision, always needed in the Greater Parma Area. 

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Make Your Spring Garden Better & Deer Resistant!

Blue Iris

We're all looking to a warm and sunny Spring. Those first warm breezes refresh both the gardener and the garden, but many of us have a love-hate relationship with deer. No plant is impervious to deer browsing but the least damaged by deer have one or more traits that deer dislike. In general, ornamental grasses make a great deer resistant plant, because of their thin tough, sharp edged foliage. Pastel colors, such as pink, lavender and white create a classic Spring look. These soft colors are easy to mix and match, but swap out the tulips (deer love the petals) for daffodils and irises which deer shy away from. Hyacinths are one of the very few bulbs that can legitimately be called deer proof. The bulbs are poisonous to deer and squirrels. Typically, deer tend to stay away from eating peonies due to the strong flavor. Other plants deer tend to avoid include crocus, Glory-of-the-snow, Snowdrops, and Grape Hyacinths. 

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:43 AM, 03.01.2021

Local Barber Who Has Helped So Many Now Enduring Intense Challenges Of His Own

Mario Innocenzi with Parma Mayor Timothy J. DeGeeter at one of his many fundraising drives.

Parma barber Mario Innocenzi is known throughout our region for organizing charitable drives collecting everything from food to clothing to school supplies, and then getting them where they help people in desperate need. Hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters, Mario has himself driven trucks to stricken areas, as well as helping those who need assistance all over our local community. Recently Mario suddenly found himself facing serious challenges when he suffered a medical emergency that left him without the use of his lower extremities. Happily, after successful surgery at UH Hospitals, He is recovering nicely, faces a lot of physical therapy, and will miss a great deal of work while he recovers- up to 10 weeks. There has been a Go Fund Me account created- http://gofund.me/2f1d0fd7. Many people have already responded with donations, and hopefully many more will also, since a person like Mario who has helped so many certainly deserves a return of the many favors he has sent our way for all of these years.   

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Wedded To Success: Bride Loses More Than 140 Pounds With Bariatric Surgery

Ailene Zaebst, pictured here with husband Adam, lost more than 140 pounds before her wedding thanks to bariatric surgery at UH Parma Medical Center. 

Ailene Zaebst walked down the aisle at her wedding more than 140 pounds lighter from bariatric surgery, completing a weight-loss journey that began 18 months earlier at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. Her beloved, Adam, waited for her at the altar. But her unseen partners in this journey were an entire team of specialists at UH Parma, supporting her in positive changes to last a lifetime. Initially, Ailene was inspired by her Aunt Patty, who had pledged to lose 50 pounds before her 50th birthday and ultimately dropped more than 150 pounds. Losing 30 pounds before her 30th birthday should be quite achievable, she figured. Ailene met with Dietitian Dina Corrao, who put her on a 1,500 calorie per day diet and urged her to ramp up her exercise. She lost 40 pounds before she underwent surgery in September 2019 – and she’s lost 100 pounds more since. The pre-surgery routines have been critical in ensuring long-term life changes. “Ailene has been a true example of success,” says Anna Hazinakis, BS, RN, CBN, the clinical coordinator and assistant nurse manager of the Nutritional Health & Bariatric Surgery Center at UH Parma, who has been recognized as a Distinguished Bariatric Nurse by the American Society for Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery, which accredits the program. “Ailene committed from day one to this journey and has been an inspiration to many around her.” 

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Actively Seeking!

Polish Village Parma is a volunteer group of people who formed a 501(c)3 nonprofit. Their mission is to to facilitate the development and revitalization of the Polish Village community (Ward 2) by uniting and empowering residents, businesses, and the city with plans and initiatives focused on enhancing the area’s business climate and long-term economic viability. They bring you events such as the Polish Constitution Day Parade and After Party, Ward 2 Wide Garage Sale, International Taste of Polish Village, which is a sampling of all the flavors the Polish Village businesses district offers, Adopt-A-Pot, those lovely large flower pots along Ridge Road, and the very popular Treat & Greet, which occurs the Saturday before Halloween, and in 2020 the Covid-19 Cash Mob which helped support small businesses in Ward 2. Sadly the pandemic has squashed several of these annual events for the time being, but, slightly different, additional family fun events are planned for 2021 and forward. 

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:43 AM, 03.01.2021

Parma Art Scene

Prama Artspace Gallery & Boutique is honored to have the works of Raymond Swyers, a modern abstract artist, on exhibit this month. The exhibit has a “fluid energy”, is very colorful and has a celestial feeling. The show opened on February 26th and runs through March 21st. Raymond is a Cleveland Heights native, currently living in New York with French Canadian roots. He attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduated from Cleveland State University in 1996 with a B.F.A. He is contemplating a move to Europe where there is a growing market for his work. Please wear your mask, if you forget yours, they are available to purchase on site. Social distance please while in the gallery. Private appointments are also available upon request. Prama is located at 5411 Pearl Rd. in Parma. Follow Prama on Facebook and Instagram, or view the website www.pramaartspace.com

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:43 AM, 03.01.2021

News You Can Use (And Where To Find It)

O  From CWRU School of Law, Human Trafficking Project….Learn more about how these folks help victims of sex & labor exploitation. Click here:http://bit.ly/3tfEFW2 If your organization needs a speaker for your next virtual meeting consider giving these folks a call.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:42 AM, 03.01.2021

I Believe

A frog tried to look as big as an elephant and burst. A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. A good life fears not life or death. A little lie is like a little pregnancy; it does not take long before everybody knows. A man there was and they called him mad; the more he gave, the more he had. Acceptance and tolerance do not necessarily imply agreement and/or approval. All wrongs will be righted and truth will come to light.
Attitudes are more important than facts.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:42 AM, 03.01.2021

Tri-C Student Named To National Advisory Board Focused On Student Voting

A Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) student from Parma will continue his nationally recognized work on election participation with the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition. Sebastian Canales has been selected to serve on the 2021 Advisory Board for the coalition, a nonpartisan network dedicated to increasing college student voter participation in the United States. The 15-member board includes students and faculty members from campuses across the country. They will look to build on efforts that led to historic highs in young voter turnout during 2020 elections.  “The 2021 Advisory Board and Executive Committee will help us continue this work as we move closer to a more equitable democracy,” said Clarissa Unger, director of the coalition. 

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:42 AM, 03.01.2021

Scholarships Available To Parma Scholars

The Board of Trustees of the City of Parma Andrew Boyko Memorial Scholarship Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for the 2021 award season. In its thirteenth year, the Foundation will once again offer three to five scholarships with a minimum award of $1,500 each. One of these scholarships will be designated for an applicant exhibiting an exceptional commitment to community service. Applications are available on the City of Parma website at http://www.cityofparma-oh.gov. The Scholarship is intended to provide financial assistance to high school seniors or equivalent who are residents of the City of Parma wishing to pursue post-secondary education during the 2021 – 2022 academic year. Financial need, work ethic, community service and accomplishments are among the selection criteria for the scholarship. The application deadline has been extended to May 14, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information or to donate to the Foundation please contact Parma City Council President and Board of Trustees Member Sean Brennan at sbrennan@cityofparma-oh.gov or 440-885-8091.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:42 AM, 03.01.2021

The President's Corner

New Ward 7 Councilwoman Kammy Coyle Shuman and Parma City Council President Sean Brennan after she took the oath of office last month.

This month I want to introduce you to one of Parma’s own who recently joined my colleagues and me on Parma City Council. Recently, Parma lost a fine leader, Councilman Brian Brochetti, who decided to resign his position on city council to spend more time with his beautiful, growing family. Happily, his replacement is a woman I have known for years who is approachable, positive, and full of energy with a work ethic to match. May I introduce you to Kammy Coyle Shuman – Parma’s new ward seven councilwoman.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:42 AM, 03.01.2021

The Biggest SNAFU In History

My father introduced me to many old expressions from his days. One of them was an old Army expression from the Second World War. It was SNAFU; which was short for “situation normal, all fouled up”. That expression from a bygone era clearly describes how our federal government has fouled up everything related to this pandemic.

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Senator Antonio Shares Budget Priorities

Senator Antonio at her new Minority Whip office with her wife, Jean. 

As we embark on the new 134th General Assembly, I look forward to all that can be accomplished over the next two years. The first item on the agenda is the biennial state budget. Totaling nearly $70 billion, the state budget makes two-year appropriations for healthcare, early child through higher education, workforce development, local government, and more. During this process, I plan to prioritize funding programs which promote Ohioan’s health, education, and job security.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:42 AM, 03.01.2021

Script Parma Picture of the Month

This month's script Parma picture of the month was submitted by former Valley Forge High School student and teacher Gene Zayac. The photo includes his beloved granddaughter Reese.  Mr. Zayac will receive a gift card courtesy of Rookies Sports Bar and Grill, as well as a free car wash courtesy of Sgt. Clean's Car Wash.  Pictures can be emailed for the monthly contest to Parma City Council President Sean Brennan at councilmanbrennan@msn.com. Be sure to include your name and address.

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Volume 13, Issue 3, Posted 11:42 AM, 03.01.2021