News You Can Use (And Where To Find It)

The Parma Hts. Police And Community Together (P.A.C.T.) community policing unit is alive and well. Officers are making progress knocking on doors, introducing themselves to residents and where appropriate informing/offering to enroll folks in a “Knock and Talk” seniors’ welfare check type program; the Youth Group continues to grow & meets on a regular basis for fun events/activities or for discussion of relevant topics. Find various sign-up documents for these programs and follow the unit’s progress at

Do you have a middle or high school student/s interested in participating in a talent show where the first three contestants can win scholarships in the amount $2,500, $1,500 & $1,000 respectively? Visit this Prevention Action Alliance web site for details: Submissions are due by Feb 28th.

O  Have you registered your BEST OF PARMA  vote yet?
Visit the inaugural Best of Parma 2017 web site - & register your vote for THE BEST…. in over 40 categories. Nominations began on Dec 13th & will continue through Jan 31st; voting will begin Feb 1st though Mar 1st with winners announced Friday Mar 9th.

O Some “Save-the-Dates” from PECPTA (Parma Early Childhood PTA)… 
     >>  PECPTA Wing Ding is February 3 at Zigs $25 per person all you can eat/drink and a portion of the proceeds support the PECPTA Sarah Kyker Scholarship.
      >>  PECPTA Spring Resale Saturday March 24, 8-1pm at Parma Senior High School. Tables go on Sale February 24 at

O  Some FYI’s from Parma City Schools….
       >>  Focus on the FutureTo stay current & learn more about this planning initiative view/download a copy of InFocus the initiative’s newsletter, at
      >>  Stay connected to PCSD by downloading their new mobile app. It’s free & available for both Android & Apple devices. Go to the appropriate “Store”, search Parma City School District, select & install. It’s well designed, intuitive, with an up-to-date storehouse of information.
      >> The next Superintendent’s Open Door Session is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb 7th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at the district’s Admin Offices at Parma Sr H.S.

  From the Parma Area Family Collab / Tri-City MyCom….
     >>  The Collab's next Mobile Food Pantry will be Thursday, February 8th. During the afternoon distribution UH/Parma Medical Center, Community Health Nurses will be offering FREE blood pressure screenings and a representative from the Parma Health Ministry will be available to help folks apply for prescription assistance.
      >>  Visit the Collab’s web site at for additional details on services offered and volunteer opportunities. While there, make your voice heard & click on links to either or both the PAFC Satisfaction or Neighborhood surveys.

O  From the Parma Branch Library (Powers Blvd.) special events….
      >> Cleveland Music School Settlement: Every Tuesday in February at 6:00 p.m. Grades 1-3.
Music therapists will help students review key literacy concepts through the use of books, musical instruments, singing, listening, simple composition and movement experiences.  Registration required, at

O  January’s issue of the Project Aware e-newsletter has all kinds of information/links useful for parents, their kids as well as teachers. Rather than trying to extract & re-print the information, visit this web site to review at your leisure: Well worth a look-see!

Gene Lovasy

Community Volunteer/Activist

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 9:46 AM, 02.05.2018