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Our Favorite Valentine's Day Gifts From Parma Heights Small Businesses

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. This Valentine’s Day, consider making it extra special by stopping into local shops for some unique gifts that will knock their socks off. I personally think small shops have a better selection than the big places, and you are supporting your community. When you’re purchasing presents for your sweetheart, consider shopping at locally owned flower shops, card shops, sweet shops, gift shops and other Parma Heights businesses. For extra impact, check out the stores highlighted on the Parma Heights 2ND Fridays Facebook page for Valentine's Day promotions!!

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Volume 16, Issue 2, Posted 5:03 PM, 02.01.2024

Love Your Library Used Book Sale: Romances

It's the Love Your Library Used Book Sale. Just in time for Valentine's Day Weekend. Browse the Ongoing Used Book Sale at the Parma Heights Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library for specially priced Romance fiction books at 5 books for $1.00! Sponsored by the Friends of Parma Heights Branch Library.

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Volume 16, Issue 2, Posted 5:03 PM, 02.01.2024

Who Is A Predator To Your Child?

As a child of the 60’s and 70’s my mother was very protective of me. Protective to the point of needing to know where I was at all times, making me stay with her at all times while at the store, not letting me walk anywhere by myself, and making me stay in my yard, while outside playing. I didn’t understand why my parents were like this at my young age. But, moving forward into the 80’s and 90’s and becoming a mother, I came to understand why she did what she did for me and thank her for that. The world is a crazy place and you never know what people are really thinking or feeling. Therefore, becoming attuned to your environment is essential to maintaining your safety. The one thing that was cultivated in me as a young martial artist is that you have to be prepared for dangerous situations. This is especially true for young children, as their parents are their advocate for safety and, are the ones who teach them to be aware and prepared. Of course, many young children don’t know what a predator is and how to recognize one. Sometimes parents have a hard time recognizing them, as well. There is a saying that has been around at least, as long as I have, which is, “stranger danger”. There’s no doubt that strangers can be dangerous to children, as well as to adults. And it is a good thing to teach children to stay away from them. But look deeper into who you know in your life. You have immediate family, distant family, friends, acquaintances, co-workers, neighbors, children’s teachers, coaches, and school staff. And I am sure you, as a parent, could add to this list. Many people may not be aware that strangers are not at the top of the list, when it comes to kidnapping children or young adults. Crime statistics have shown that only twenty-eight percent of kidnappings are committed by strangers. That leaves seventy-two percent of predators being a person known to the family. Just knowing this information sends chills up my spine. Knowing that there may be someone in my circle of trusted adults wanting to kidnap or abuse my daughter, son, cousin, or sister is beyond redemption.  In my Predator Prevention Guide, I list signs to look for in a predator. Here are a few to review.

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Volume 16, Issue 2, Posted 5:03 PM, 02.01.2024

Early History Of Cleveland And Northeast Ohio

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Early History of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio on Thursday, January 25th, 2024 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room C. Local historian John C. Schepley will present a fascinating history of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio before 1900 using photographs, illustrations and maps. Learn about the earliest inhabitants from Paleo Native Americans to the first European settlers including Harry Coubly. Discover how the canals and railroads built during the Industrial Revolution contributed to the progress of manufacturing industries. Registration required. To register, please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 16, Issue 1, Posted 2:00 PM, 01.01.2024

How AI Is Impacting Our World

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host How AI is Impacting Our World on Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 from 7:00 –8:00p.m. in Meeting Room C. Gary Arnosk, an integration and technology educator, will talk about the history of artificial intelligence (AI) from computers and smartphones using voice recognition and the future with developments in virtual reality and autonomous vehicles. Learn the influence and impact of AI in modern lives. Registration required. To register, please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 16, Issue 1, Posted 2:00 PM, 01.01.2024

Build Self-Confidence At Diamond Strength Fitness

Another January is upon us, and with your holiday feasting over, you might be hearing the voice of an invisible trainer in your head, telling you to hit the gym, and hit it fast. The New Year brings an opportunity to initiate meaningful changes. Transform your workout — and your body! Whether you're a beginner or you've been lifting for years, you'll discover new exercises, techniques, and routines at Diamond Strength Fitness. Michelle Kitchen, the owner of Diamond Strength Fitness, wants to uplift and empower women through fitness.

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Volume 16, Issue 1, Posted 2:00 PM, 01.01.2024

Eclipse Over Cleveland

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Eclipse over Clevelandon Saturday, December 2nd, 2023 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room A. Learn about the astronomical event that will happen this Spring 2024. A total eclipse of the sun will occur over Ohio and the first total eclipse of the sun in this area since 1806. On April 8th, 2024, Cleveland and Cuyahoga County will experience about three minutes and 50 seconds of totality. Jay Ryan, a longtime astronomy educator, will explain this special astronomical event using a colorful and illustrated presentation. Ryan will address misconceptions about eclipses and eye safety. Prepare and learn in December and be ready for April 8th!  Registration required.  To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 12, Posted 10:13 AM, 12.01.2023

Tis' The Season To Shop Parma Heights

Instead of anticipating a package in the mail, which might not even get here on time, let's head to Pearl Road in Parma Heights and shop small this holiday. We've got you covered with these holiday gift ideas. Discover an assortment of local shops and boutiques, along with places to stop and get a bite to eat. There's something for everyone on your shopping list.

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Volume 15, Issue 12, Posted 10:13 AM, 12.01.2023

Self-Defense- Prepare For Danger

It is one thing to see crime stories plastered across the news headlines, and another one to be a part of those headlines. Nobody wants that! But how do you prepare yourself for a potentially dangerous situation? It’s usually not the first thing on a person’s mind. Although, most people do prepare for other unseen circumstances or disasters by purchasing insurance. But how do you maintain your personal safety?  Financially speaking, there is no, “personal safety insurance” to purchase. Sure, you could hire bodyguards, but realistically this is impossible for a huge percent of the population.    

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Volume 15, Issue 11, Posted 12:33 PM, 11.01.2023

Spend Your Holiday Dollars Right At Home

Finding the perfect holiday gift for a loved one can be a challenge. But putting in the effort is worth it when you see a child, sibling, friend or parent tear off the ribbons and bows, and peel back the wrapping paper, only to be delighted at what’s concealed inside. But as you map out your holiday shopping plans, make sure to include the locally owned stores on the Main Street (and perhaps some side streets too) of your community. That’s where you can find gifts that will likely surpass anything on the wish lists in your hands.   

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Volume 15, Issue 11, Posted 12:33 PM, 11.01.2023

Migrating Waterfowl And Winter Birds Of Northeast Ohio

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Migrating Waterfowl and Winter Birds of Northeast Ohio on Tuesday, October 17th, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Matt Valencic of The Audubon Society of Greater Cleveland will talk about the waterfowl and winter birds which migrate south through Ohio to their winter destinations. Learn about which bird species spend the winter in Northeast Ohio and where to find them. Registration required.  To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 1:36 PM, 10.01.2023

History Of Parma City Schools

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host History of Parma City Schools on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room C. Join presenters from Parma City Schools Historical Museum who will share how Parma, the fastest growing city in the United States in the 1960s, grew from 10 one-room schoolhouses in the 19th century to 29 school buildings by the mid-1970s. Using an audiovisual presentation with maps, photos and narrative, learn how Parma educators developed cutting-edge multifaceted curriculum for its students. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 1:36 PM, 10.01.2023

Mobile Food Pantry

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, partnering with The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, will offer a monthly Mobile Food Pantry distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Parma Heights Branch Library, 6206 Pearl Road, on Wednesday, October  18th from 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon for customers who are in need.  Please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313 for additional information. 

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 1:36 PM, 10.01.2023

More People Should Run For Public Office

Politicians can ignore yard signs, phone calls, public opinion polls, editorials and griping constituents on Facebook groups. The one thing they cannot ignore is the majority of voters on Election Day. We the people decide whether a candidate has a job in public office come January. We help decide the fate of our country, state and even our own community by casting a ballot for candidates best aligned with our own values. This November 8th, voters across Cuyahoga County will make important decisions on a host of local issues, deciding everything from school board seats to funding for local schools. The individuals who hold elected office affect every part of our lives. 

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 1:36 PM, 10.01.2023

How To Buy A Car

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host How to Buy a Car on Saturday, October 28th, 2023 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Learn the information about how to make the best deal and buy a new car stress-free from Howard E. Katz, Law Professor at Cleveland State University. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 1:36 PM, 10.01.2023

Book Discussion For Adults At Parma Heights Branch Library

Join the Adult Services librarians at the Parma Heights Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library for a staff-led book discussion on Thursday evening, October 26th at 7:00 p.m. or Friday morning, October 27th at 10:00 am. Same book both days. Choose your day and join us as we discuss The Midnight Library by Matt Haig. Books are now available for checkout at the circulation desk of the Parma Heights Branch. Registration requested. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 10, Posted 1:36 PM, 10.01.2023

Mobile Food Pantry

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, partnering with The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, will offer a monthly Mobile Food Pantry distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Parma Heights Branch Library, 6206 Pearl Road, on Wednesday, September 20th from 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon for customers who are in need.  Please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313 for additional information. 

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Volume 15, Issue 9, Posted 4:42 AM, 09.01.2023

Aging With A Plan: With Author Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM, SJD

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Aging with a Plan: with Author Sharona Hoffman, JD, LLM, SJD on Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A.    Professor Sharona Hoffman will talk about challenges that people encounter as they grow older or become caregivers to aging loved ones. Ranging from social, financial, legal and medical challenges, Professor Hoffman will offer practical advice supported by research studies and share personal anecdotes based on her 2022 book Aging with a Plan. Learn how some thought today can greatly improve tomorrow. Book sale and signing following the presentation. Registration required.  To register, visitwww.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 9, Posted 4:42 AM, 09.01.2023

Paranormal: The Pursuit Of The Afterlife

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Paranormal: The Pursuit of the Afterlife on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A.The Ohio Researchers of Banded Spirits (ORBS) will talk about its paranormal team, types of Spirits, equipment used and how to get started. Featured on television shows and one of Ohio’s top paranormal teams, ORBS will share information about its 17 years of investigating and recording paranormal activity with compelling evidence. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 9, Posted 4:42 AM, 09.01.2023

When And How Do I Harvest?

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host When and How do I Harvest on Wednesday, September 13th, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Learn about harvesting, canning and preserving vegetables from the Master Gardeners Speaker Bureau.Growing vegetables has great rewards! Whether enjoying them immediately in a salad, as a dinner dish, or canning and freezing for later use--this presentation includes all you need to know about the right time to harvest and how to do it! Presented by Master Gardeners Speaker Bureau. Registration required.To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 9, Posted 4:42 AM, 09.01.2023

Community Open Houses For New Library Branch

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library and Bialosky Cleveland will host three open house events and welcome the community to attend in September 2023. Share ideas and give input on what the community would like to see in the design plans of a new state-of-the-art Parma Heights Branch. Meet and talk to the architects from Bialosky Cleveland, the Library Management team and the Mayor of Parma Heights. No registration and all are invited. Open houses will be held at the current Parma Heights Branch Library located at 6206 Pearl Road, Parma Heights in Greenbrier Commons on the following dates. 

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Volume 15, Issue 9, Posted 4:42 AM, 09.01.2023

Discover Affordable, Stylish Glasses At 168 Optical

168 Optical is all about making prescription glasses affordable. And you can customize your new eyeglasses to create a set of prescription sunglasses or transitional specs that tint in the sunlight. 168 Optical is located at 6315 Pearl Road on the 2nd floor, Ste #206 in Parma Heights. At 168 Optical, this store has quality, durability and comfort you expect from glasses, in the styles you're proud to wear. You’ll find everything from classic low-profile styles to bold, standout picks that make a fashion statement.  

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Volume 15, Issue 9, Posted 4:42 AM, 09.01.2023

Seed Saving Workshop

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Seed Saving Workshop on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m in Meeting Room A. Seed saving is a growing movement which encourages growing heirloom and open-pollinated pant varieties to increase genetic diversity for gardeners and farmers. Learn the information basics and techniques to start saving your own seeds. 

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 10:45 AM, 08.01.2023

Mobile Food Pantry

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, partnering with The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, will offer a monthly Mobile Food Pantry distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Parma Heights Branch Library, 6206 Pearl Road, on Wednesday, August 16thfrom 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon for customers who are in need.  Please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313 for additional information. 

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 10:45 AM, 08.01.2023

The Enneagram: Nine Ways To Live Life With Understanding

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host The Enneagram: Nine Ways to Live Life with Understanding on Wednesday, August 9, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room C.  Learn about the Enneagram Theory of Personality from presenter Patrick H. O’Leary.   Patrick H. O’Leary, MS, MDiv researched and taught about the Enneagram for over fifty years.  O’Leary is an author of The Enneagram: a Journey of Self-Discoveryand an international consultant specializing in leadership development, crisis resolution and team. Building. Registration required.   To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 10:45 AM, 08.01.2023

Join The 3RD Annual 2ND Fridays Scavenger Hunt Aug 11-18

Is getting outside and exploring one of your favorite things to do?  Then join the 2ND Fridays Parma Heights Scavenger Hunt where there are a cool series of locations for you to discover on your adventure. And don’t worry parents with toddlers, you can even go home and come back another day as the Scavenger Hunt goes from Aug 11-18th. You can participate in the Puzzling  Scavenger hunt as a team, as a couple, or individually. Discover Parma Heights while learning new things about yourself and friends during the 3RD Annual 2ND Fridays Pearl Road Scavenger Hunt.  Highlights of the scavenger hunt include visiting spots that locals may or not be aware of, all along Pearl Road in Parma Heights which can win you or your team prizes from local businesses.This year the scavenger hunt will encourage participants to pinpoint a favorite restaurant, landmarks, small businesses, and a few curious places in Parma Heights. It's a stroll with an entertaining (and sometimes educational) purpose, shedding light on Parma Heights and the environment around you! It all begins Friday Aug 11th. Pick up a FREE 2nd Friday Scavenger Hunt List at the Parma Heights Library, 168 Optical at 6315 Pearl Rd, Diamond Strength Fitness 6690 Pearl Road, Heidy's Nail Salon, Gamers Haven or the New Stop N Go Brew Thru or copy it from the Parma Heights 2ND FRIDAY Facebook page beginning Aug 11th. (which will also list the cool prizes) 100% sponsored by residents and small Parma Heights businesses. There are no hard and fast rules, only an invitation to slow down, enjoy a Summer day and open your eyes to the little things Parma Heights has to offer.   

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 10:45 AM, 08.01.2023

Encore 55+ Classes On Friday-You Have To Take One!

You never stop learning, and aging only makes us more curious. Satisfy your curiosity the smart way by taking one or several Encore 55+ Classes at TRI-C Community College. If you’ve always wanted to study photography, psychology, dance, history or Ohio or one of the myriad other courses offered at TRI-C Community College, now might be the perfect time. Residents 55+ can sign up for Encore 55+ Classes. There are virtual sessions or on-campus sessions which run on Fridays only from Sept 22-Nov. 3. Only $30 per class or $99 for up to 6 courses.

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Volume 15, Issue 8, Posted 10:45 AM, 08.01.2023

Our Place in Space

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Our Place in Space on Thursday, July 20, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Bill Reed, Planetarium Specialist and NASA Solar System Ambassador at Lake Erie Nature & Science Center will present and, along with the audience, will explore the vastness of space. Learn and see just how big our universe really is andattempt to gain some cosmic perspective.  Registration required.  Adults ages 18 and older. Q&A following the presentation.Registration required.   To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 6:07 AM, 07.01.2023

Mobile Food Pantry

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library, partnering with The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, will offer a monthly Mobile Food Pantry distribution on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Parma Heights Branch Library, 6206 Pearl Road, on Wednesday, July 19th from 10:00 a.m. - 12 Noon for customers who are in need.  Please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313 for additional information. 

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Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 6:07 AM, 07.01.2023

Thanks To Garrett Morgan: The Life And Times Of Clevelandís Own Inventor Extraordinaire

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Thanks to Garrett Morgan: the Life and Times of Cleveland’s Own Inventor Extraordinaire on Wednesday, July 12, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room C. Western Reserve Historical Society will present an informative presentation about Garrett Morgan, a Black inventor from Cleveland, Ohio and his important inventions and many firsts. Garrett Morgan invented the traffic light. Learn about the contributions and obstacles that Garrett Morgan encountered during his lifetime in the Great Migration years. Registration required. To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 6:07 AM, 07.01.2023

Celebrate Ice Cream Month At Lumpy's Shake Shop

Here is the good news for those wilting in the sweltering summer heat, July is National Ice Cream Month!  National Ice Cream Month was signed into public law by President Ronald Reagan on July 9, 1984, and celebrates all things ice cream!! So my goal for July is to stop by several times and grab a treat from a locally owned favorite--Lumpy's Shake Shop.

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Volume 15, Issue 7, Posted 6:07 AM, 07.01.2023

Life Of Taras Shevchenko

The Parma Heights Branch Library of Cuyahoga County Public Library will host Life of Taras Shevchenko on Thursday, June 22nd, 2023 from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A. WordStage Founding Artistic Director Tim Tavcar and its core company members actors Agnes Herrmann and Paul Slimak, accompanied by violinists Mary Beth Ions and Carol Ruzicka, will present a dramatic re-enactment of the life of Taras Shevchenko, folk hero of Ukraine, with Ukrainian folk music. Q&A following the presentation. Registration required. Sponsored by Friends of Parma Heights Library. Registration required.To register, visit www.cuyahogalibrary.orgor call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313. 

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Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 10:06 AM, 06.01.2023

Celebrate Fathers Day In Parma Heights!

Scrambling for the perfect present for Pops? Father's Day is coming up June 18th!  Surprise dear ol' Dad with one of these gifts one can find in Parma Heights. Let's show them how much we appreciate all of their wisdom by finding the perfect Father's Day gift at a local business. 

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Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 10:06 AM, 06.01.2023

Happy 60th Birthday, Parma Heights Library!

The Parma Heights Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library will celebrate its 60th birthday on Saturday, June 17th, 2023 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A. Celebrate will us and join in the fun! No registration.Please visit www.cuyahogalibrary.org or call the Parma Heights Branch Library at 440.884.2313 for additionalinformation. 

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Volume 15, Issue 6, Posted 10:06 AM, 06.01.2023

Best Motherís Day Gifts For Every Type Of Mom In Your Life

Choosing a gift for your mom can feel like an impossible task, especially if she’s the “has everything, wants nothing” type. If your mom is anything like mine, she is incredibly kind, deserving, and never asks for anything in return for all the hard work that it takes to just be a mom. She’s the family’s rock, comedic relief, and overall superhero; she deserves something that will make her feel thought of, pampered, and adored. That’s why this Local Gift Guide is full of unique picks, luxurious items, and indulgences she wants but would never buy herself. Whether it’s your own mom or another beloved mother in your life, Parma Heights has you covered. Shop on to find the perfect gift for every mom on your list this year.

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 11:01 AM, 05.01.2023

Saving Historic Property--Parma Heights Library

What is the difference between structures that are unique to a city’s history, and those that are simply old?   The Parma Heights Library is a great candidate to be put on the National Register of Historic Places. Nonprofit historical sites define these sites as having architectural and historical value and relevance. The key word here is “relevance.” The Parma Heights Library for the past 50+ years provides not just a link to the past, but in this case, artistic and architectural beauty in the present. Once a structure is razed or removed, that link is gone forever. The cost of saving and maintaining old buildings, though, cannot be ignored at a time budgets are being pulled in more directions that ever. 

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Volume 15, Issue 5, Posted 11:01 AM, 05.01.2023

Shopping Local For Your Easter Basket!

Who else is egg-cited for Easter?  If the young ones in your life are looking forward to the upcoming arrival of a special basket from the Easter bunny, you may be starting to wonder what you can purchase that goes beyond the traditional choices of jellybeans and chocolate rabbits. It's officially time for Easter shopping, let's hop to it! 

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 12:13 PM, 04.01.2023

We Need More Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

While electric vehicle technology improves and becomes less expensive for consumers, now is the time to built a robust network of charging stations. This network should be considered a public good, just like service plazas with gas stations on the interstate highways and the federal highway system itself. Charging stations are essential infrastructure.

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 12:13 PM, 04.01.2023

Your Defense: Hit And Run

Looking through the daily news always amazes me because I hardly ever see an article or news story where a women escaped an attacker. There is a possibility that this type of event is not reported or just isn’t printed. But, given the idea of escape being the best outcome to an attack, there are some ideas and thoughts that should be considered. Understand that a good defense is vital to saving your life, so you must except the fact that defending your life consists of hitting vital areas of another human being, thus-your attacker. It is also important to know the consequences of your impact on yourself as well as your attacker. First, if you have never hit anyone in the face with your fist, then you might not understand that you could very easily break the bones in your own hand. Second, there will probably be blood from your hand and from his nose spurting out everywhere. These are things to consider while you are plotting your effective response to his threat of violence. Understanding your impact on your opponent involves knowing what kind of power you truly possess and how to use it to your best advantage. By learning some basic self-defense techniques and practicing them, you can learn how to control your own power, where to strike, and when. You will gain insight into knowing which hand strikes or kicks to use on which targets. 

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Volume 15, Issue 4, Posted 12:13 PM, 04.01.2023