Work Continues To Improve Our Community
Our efforts to implement various capital improvement projects in the city are continuing. One prominent example is the work to both maintain and upgrade the Cassidy Theatre which has been an important part of the community since its opening in 1974. Work recently was completed to install heavy duty commercial grade vinyl siding on the entire exterior of the building. The project was paid for using a $50,000 grant from the Cuyahoga County Supplemental Grant program. A portion of those grant funds additionally paid for the purchase of a much needed new main stage curtain. Earlier in 2017, a separate grant, also in the amount of $50,000 from the State of Ohio, allowed for the completion of a major renovation to the community rooms on the lower level of the theater. This included upgrading the lighting, electrical system, floors and ceilings of both lower level rooms. Both rooms are now available to Parma Heights residents to rent. One has the capacity for 50 guests, and the other, 100. The rooms are adjoining and can also be rented together for functions with up to 150 guests. If you’re interested, contact our recreation department at 440.884.9606 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, there’s a lot happening in Parma Heights to keep you busy during this cold winter month of February. Here’s what’s going on:
Barefoot in the Park
The Cassidy Theatre, 6200 Pearl Road, will present the Neil Simon classic, “Barefoot in the Park,” February 2-18.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.cassidytheatre.com or by calling the theatre box office at 440.842.4600.
Parma Park Elementary School Fundraiser
Parma Park Elementary School’s PTA is hosting a fund-raising event, “Pasta With A Purpose,” from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, February 10 in the Fellowship Hall of Divinity Lutheran Church, 11877 Blossom Avenue, Parma Heights. (Directly across the street from Parma Park Elementary, 6800 Commonwealth Boulevard).
Cost of the event is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 3-12.
The event includes an all-you-can-eat pasta dinner with salad, roll and dessert.
All proceeds benefit the Parma Park Elementary School PTA.
To order tickets: Call Leah at 216.402.9082, or purchase online at parma-park-pta-s-pasta-with-a-purpose-fundraiser.cheddarup.com
PACT – Parma Heights Police and Citizens Together
On Wednesday, February 7, the Parma Heights Police PACT group (Police and Citizens Together) will host a goal setting meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. in the Community Rooms of the Cassidy Theatre, 6200 Pearl Road (in the Greenbrier Commons Complex).
The goal of the PACT program is to open the lines of communication between Parma Heights law enforcement officers and the young people in the community.
“It’s our attempt to reach out to them and establish an on-going dialogue,” said Patrolman Jack Darnell. Currently there are nine Parma Heights officers involved in the program, and they have already begun their community outreach efforts by going door-to-door, knocking on doors, and getting to know the residents of the community on a more personal level.
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
At the City Service Garage from 9 a.m. to Noon Saturday, February 24, the city will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The service garage is located in the Greenbrier Commons complex at 6200 Pearl Road.
Examples of household hazardous waste include oil-based paint, solvents, used motor oil, automotive fluids, aerosols, lawn and garden products, pesticides, pool chemicals and household cleaners.
Parma Heights Library Programs
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Calling all kids in grades K - 3! Bring home the gold during the XXIII Winter Olympic Games. Compete in balance beam Speed Stackers and more. Stay for a story and craft fit for a young Olympian.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Valentine Family Fun
For ages 2-8 with a caregiver. Join us for songs and stories about families and friendship and create a card for your Valentine.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
Friends and Family CPR
It's Valentine's month so think of your heart and the heart of someone special to you. Learn hands-on cardio-pulmonary resuscitation for adults children and infants through American Heart Association protocols. Participants will also practice with an AED and learn proper anti-choking techniques. This program is for community awareness not certification.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Diabetes and Heart Disease
Join Denise Kaiser, R.N., from MetroHealth Medical Center as she discusses diabetes as it relates to heart disease.
Michael P. Byrne is the Mayor of Parma Heights, Ohio.