We take great pleasure in inviting all residents of Parma Heights to join him in the city’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, December 2nd at 5:00 p.m. at the Gazebo in the Greenbrier Commons. Santa Claus will be visiting us from the North Pole!
The City of Parma Heights and the Housing Research & Advocacy Center will present a Fair Housing and Landlord Tenant Law Seminar on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at Parma Heights City Hall,6281 Pearl Road.
On Friday, August 24th at 11:00 a.m., the City of Parma Heights experienced its first test call to all numbers in the municipality’s CodeRED Emergency Communications Network database. “If you did not receive the test call on August 24, you are not in the database. If you want to receive emergency messages and weather alerts, it is imperative that you go the website or call the Safety Department to register,” emphasized Brent Collins, Director of Public Safety.
Race Threads owners Betty and Brad Booth, providers of custom embroidery for the racing industry, welcomed two new members into their family-owned business last September: a high-tech digital printer that allows them to be a one-stop shop and a graphic designer who, in addition to creating custom artwork for clients, attended classes to learn how to operate their new machine.
Good food, good music and good friends are a surefire recipe for summer fun and that’s just the package the City of Parma Heights is offering during its Weekend in the Commons, Saturday and Sunday, August 4th and 5th. Parma Heights is, and has always been, a city with a small-town atmosphere, and we wanted this year’s celebration to feel like a block party with neighbors and friends getting to sit back, relax, and enjoy each other’s company.
Parma-South Presbyterian Church invites the community to share in the sweetness of summer at its annual Strawberry Festival and Bake Sale on Sunday, June 10.
Economic Development and Recreation Vital to City’s Future
On Thursday, April 19, at the Cassidy Theatre, I delivered my first State of the City Address. As the speech came at the mid-point of my first term, I gave an overview of where we have been, what we have accomplished and what we need to do now to face today's challenges and prepare for the challenges to come.
Cox Communications was on hand to record the address and report that they have added it to their Cox45 and On Demand programming.
The address can be seen on Cox45 on Sundays at 8:30 a.m., Mondays at 8:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Thursdays at 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. The address will air throught the month of May.
According to Amy Krebs of Cox Communications, if you are a Cox Advanced TV subscriber and wish to view the address On Demand, simply "tune your TV to channel 1, select FreeZone, Cox Local, and then Events New & Info. Along the bottom of the screen, there will be different folders, scroll left or right to Parma Heights SOC and select the video".
I invite all of you to join me as I deliver my first State of the City address on Thursday, April 19, at 7:00 p.m. at the Cassidy Theatre. As the speech comes at the mid-point of my first term, I will give an overview of where we have been, what we have accomplished and what we need to do now to face today's challenges and prepare for the challenges to come.
During a three week period the Builder's Club of Greenbriar Middle School was able to collect hundreds of donations to help the homeless. Under student leadership the Builder's Club students chose a project they felt very strongly about supporting - the Metanoia Project. The Metanoia Project was established in 2007 in the interest of serving the homeless of Cleveland. Much needed supplies for the Metanoia Project’s Hospitality Center were donated by the students, families, and staff of Greenbriar Middle School. The Parma Area Morning Kiwanis Club, businessman Bob Gillingham, and teachers Tom Foley and Kelly Gajewski sponsor the Builder's Club. The Builder's Club meets after school at the Greenbriar Cafe. Goals of the Builder's Club include the development of leadership, character-building, and caring for others. Students continue to work together to make a positive impact upon the community.
Sign-up dates are Saturday, March 3rd and 10th at Parma Hts. City Hall (6281 Pearl Rd.) from 9 to 11 a.m. We offer t-ball, coach pitch, softball and baseball for children 5 to 18 years of age. Resident fees are $30; please bring a utility bill as proof of residency and non-resident fees are $50. We accept cash or checks only; no credit/debit cards. There will be a $10 late fee starting March 11th. Contact us at 440-884-9600 ext. 37 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parma Heights will officially light-up for the holiday season on Sunday, December 4, at 5:00 p.m. as city officials flick the switch at the official tree lighting ceremony. Residents, business owners and the community-at-large are all invited to the gazebo in the Greenbrier Commons to take part in the event.
Parma Heights Food Pantry founder and Director Ann George was awarded the prestigious AARP Ohio 2011 Andrus Award for Community Service at a special AARP reception held in her honor at Parma Heights Town Hall on Tuesday, October 18, 2011.
Starting the week of January 9th we will again be offering adult yoga, zumba and golf lessons, youth martial arts, soccer footskills and golf lessons. Adult golf fees are $100, youth golf fees $80, soccer footskills fees $30; all other classes are $50. We accept cash or checks only; no credit/debit cards. You can register for all classes at Parma Heights City Hall, 6281 Pearl Road. You must be registered for these classes no later than December 16th. If there is insufficient enrollment, classes will be cancelled. For more information go to www.parmaheightsoh.gov or call 440-884-9600, extension 37.
Lizzy Black of Parma Heights was crowned Homecoming Queen at Baldwin-Wallace College’s Homecoming football game on Saturday, Oct. 15. Black, daughter of Jayne and Gary Black, is a senior at Baldwin-Wallace College majoring in International Studies. She is involved in Panhellenic Council for Greek Life, President of Residence Life, Resident Assistant, Senior Auxiliary and Zeta Tau Alpha Sorority. She graduated from Valley Forge High School in 2008.
Saturday, November 12, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. has been chosen for the city’s Community Shred Event. According to Michelle Teresi, Acting Director of Public Service, the free event will be held at the Parma Heights Service Garage located at 6184 Pearl Road in the Greenbrier Commons. Proof of residency is required.
Dear Loretta, "Thank you so much for suggesting to me that I should consider having a Stephen Minister. As you know, I did that and the relationship certainly made a big difference in my grief walk. She listened to me, cried with me, laughed with me and prayed with and for me. There is no doubt that she helped me heal during a very difficult time in my life."
Trick or Treaters will be out in Parma Heights on Halloween night, Monday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Please drive carefully!
The City of Parma Heights won’t officially turn one hundred years old until November of this year, but that didn’t stop the community from taking advantage of the beautiful weather to throw an early birthday party August 6 and 7 in the Greenbrier Commons.
The City of Parma Heights kicks off the Labor Day weekend in a big way this year as it hosts the North Shore Federation of Labor AFL-CIO Labor Parade on Saturday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. We are honored to have the opportunity to host the parade in our community for the first time in the city’s history during this, our Centennial year. The labor federation is also celebrating milestone birthdays in 2011. The Federation of Organized Trades & Labor Unions, now known as the American Federation of Labor, was formed in 1881, making this the 130th year since its founding. The Cleveland Federation of Labor, now known as the North Coast AFL-CIO, was issued a charter in 1887, making this its 125th Anniversary.
Beginning the week of Sept. 12th on the lower level of the Cassidy Theatre we will have Adult Yoga on Thursdays, Zumba on Mondays and Youth Martial Arts on Wednesdays from 6-7 PM for 8 weeks. The cost is $50. There will also be a golf Clinic on Tuesdays for Juniors 8-13 yrs. of age ($80) from 6-7 PM and adults 14 yrs. of age and older ($100) from 7-8 PM for 8 weeks. For more information go to www.parmaheightsoh.gov or call 440.884.9600 ext. 37.
Cuyahoga County Executive Edward Fitzgerald will give the residents of District 4 an update on county government reform on Wednesday, June 29, 2011. Fitzgerald will speak at the Cassidy Theatre, located at 6200 Pearl Road in the Greenbrier Commons in Parma Heights at 7:00 p.m.
“The Cassidy Theatre provides the perfect venue for community meetings and Parma Heights is honored to host this event,” said Mayor Michael P. Byrne.
District 4 encompasses the cities of Brooklyn, Parma, Parma Heights, Seven Hills and the Village of Linndale.
The meeting is open to the public and no reservations are required. For further information, contact the Cuyahoga County Executive’s office at (216) 443-7178.
Save the Date: Saturday, June 25, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. has been chosen for the city’s Community Shred event. According to Michelle Teresi, Acting Director of Public Service, the free event will be held at the Parma Heights Service Garage located at 6184 Pearl Road in the Greenbrier Commons. Proof of residency is required.
A bowl with a spoon beckoned where one stands to await being seated. The smiling Buddha looked on as I dipped the spoon into the bowl and put some roasted, slightly salty fennel seeds in the palm of my hand and tossed them in my mouth. Usually, I don’t like licorice, but this is what licorice tries to be. It was an omen of flavor sensations to come.
Less than five miles and just over ten minutes separate the cities of Parma Heights and Brooklyn. Beginning June 1, 2011, Parma Heights residents will be able to make that short trip to take advantage of the John M. Coyne Recreation Center and other Brooklyn Recreation Department amenities. "The City of Brooklyn is very excited about the Community Partnership with Parma Heights. I feel the ultimate goal of this partnership will positively affect both our communities. Parma Heights residents will be able to use the Recreation Center at a discounted rate and extend their quality of life. During these tough economic times this partnership will help strengthen Brooklyn’s revenue and possibly expand recreational services to our patrons,” commented Brooklyn Mayor Richard Balbier.
Saturday, June 4, 2011, from 9:00 a.m. through 12:00 p.m. has been chosen for the city’s Household Hazardous Waste Round-Up event. According to Michelle Teresi, Acting Director of Public Service, the event will be held at the Parma Heights Service Garage located at 6184 Pearl Road in the Greenbrier Commons and proof of residency is required.
The Parma Heights Memorial Day ceremony, thought to be the oldest continuous service in the state, will take place on the front lawn of the Parma-South Presbyterian Church, 6155 Pearl Road, just as it has for the past 143 consecutive years.
Every resident 18 years of age or older, must file an annual income tax return regardless of their filing status (i.e. retired, disabled and/or unemployed.) The tax return not only provides data on taxable income but also acts as an annual census check as to the movement of residents and ownership of property within the City.
Parma-South Presbyterian Church will serve a baked fish dinner on two Fridays, March 25 and April 15.
Saturday, March 5 & 12 from 9-11 AM at City Hall (6281 Pearl Rd.). Residents and non-residents welcome both days. Fees: $23/resident and $43/non-resident. Leagues for 5-18 year-olds available. We accept cash or checks only. $10 late fee starting March 13th. Call 440.884.9600 ext. 37 or go to www.parmaheightsoh.gov for more info.
Beginning the week of March 20th we will be offering youth classes for martial arts and tumbling/cheer-leading. For adults we offer cardio-kickboxing, yoga and zumba classes. We will also offer separate golf clinics for juniors and adults. All classes have a fee, for more information call 440.884.9600 ext. 37 or go to www.parmaheightsoh.gov
The City of Parma Heights will be having its 100th birthday party the weekend of August 6th and the working group organizing the event has moved beyond the planning stage.
I am extremely happy for the residents of Parma with regard to the recently announced plans for construction of a new 45,000 square foot library branch at a cost of $15 million dollars, as well as, the $7 million dollar renovation project for the Parma-Snow branch. I am pleasantly encouraged that the Cuyahoga County Public Library System has found the money to do these projects.
In our public and private meetings with library officials, they have always stated that their projected branch closing decisions were primarily based on a lack of funds. That is why I am encouraged by this new development. As the library officials now move forward with these aggressive construction plans, I am confident that they will provide the funding required to keep the Parma Heights library open and functioning in its present location in the Greenbrier Commons.
Beginning the week of January 9th Parma Hts. will be offering youth programs for martial arts, tumbling/cheerleading and soccer footskills. Adult fitness classes that will be offered are cardio kickboxing, yoga and zumba. All classes will have a fee. We will also have a crochet/knitting class at no cost for adults and children. For more registration information visit our website at www.parmaheightsoh.gov or call 440.884.9600 extension 37.l
Greenbrier Senior Health Center was pleased to present Parma Heights Food Pantry with a check for $300.00, along with many boxes of pet supplies. Our CommuniCare Cares Team sponsored a 2-week pet food drive in our lobby. Sometimes people don't think about the need for pet food at the food pantry. We received everything from dog food to kitty litter! The cash donation was from a variety of fund-raising activities that included a craft show, chili cook-off and snack sale in the skilled nursing center. These events are supported by employees, residents, family members, and visitors; The CommuniCare Cares Team really enjoys supporting worthwhile facility and community events.
Cox is proud to announce the airing of the 2010 Parma Sports Hall of Fame. The program honored Parma area sports legends. This year’s inductees were: Jack Bethlenfalvy, Mickey Buchwald, George Newman, Terry Pluto, Russell Schneider, Joseph Vadini, Dave Vehonsky, and Eugene Wodzisz.
The “Pay it Forward Café”, an outreach program of the Church in the Woods (Parma Park Reformed Church) 11001 W. Ridgewood Drive, Parma Heights invites all community members to join them at their first combined motorcycle/car show and Family Fun Day.
The Cuyahoga County Library Relocation Meeting was held at Parma Heights City Hall on Thursday, October 7, 2010, and I want to acknowledge and thank the residents of the City of Parma Heights, Congressman Dennis Kucinich and all concerned citizens who came, to show their passion, commitment and support of our Parma Heights Library Branch and to voice their concerns about the planned downsizing and/or relocation of our branch.
Growing up means making mistakes and learning from those mistakes. The mistakes we learn from while growing up make us the successful adults we are today. The secret is to not make the life changing mistakes that can take a lifetime to deal with, Everybody knows somebody who did something as a young adult that has haunted them ever since. Dealing with the criminal justice system as a juvenile has the potential to make a life harder for these children as adults.