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Mount Alverna Village Breaks Ground For Major Expansion

On March 23 Mount Alverna Village held a groundbreaking service to celebrate the beginning of what will be a substantial addition to their Senior Living Community. The event was officiated by Cleveland Catholic Bishop Emeritus Roger Gries, O.S.B. and Parma Mayor Timothy J. DeGeeter, who both spoke to those assembled to mark the occasion. This scheduled major campus expansion on the 24 acre property begins the construction for a new building and renovation project totaling 10 million dollars. The major capital effort has 3 goals:

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Volume 9, Issue 5, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

North Coast Needlers Quilt Show

North Coast Needlers Quilt Guild presents its 15th biennial quilt show "My Favorite Chix are Quilters!" Over 250 quilts will be featured, ranging from traditional and contemporary to modern and art quilts, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Many of our members are award-winning quilters!

Quilts will be exhibited in the airy rotunda of Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Show hours are 10-5 both days. A beautiful red and white guild-made quilt will be raffled off on Sunday afternoon.  

Rounding out the show will be a boutique offering handcrafted items for sale, a quilt-side cafe', and a vendor mall featuring local and regional dealers. Admission donation is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, ages 10 and under free. More information can be found on the North Coast Needlers website www.ncnquilt.com. 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

I Believe

Adolescents who identify their primary motives, such as helping others, are three times happier than those who lack such altruistic motivation.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

The President's Corner

Recently, I had the honor of meeting one of Parma’s religious patriarchs, Fr. Dale Staysniak, who has served as Pastor of St. Anthony of Padua Parish for almost 24 years. This month in my continuing series on Parma’s places of worship, you are provided with a glimpse into this religious rock of the community located at 6750 State Road.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

Why I Don't Speak Spanish

The other day a friend asked me to translate something to Spanish for him. I told him I couldn't because I didn't speak Spanish. That seemed inconceivable to him. "But you're Mexican," he said. "Your parents came here from Mexico. How can you not speak Spanish?" Yes, my parents came here from Mexico. But the reason they came here was to be Americans and they believed that if they were allowed to become Americans and reap the benefits of being Americans, it was their responsibility to be Americans, not Mexicans living in America. And since the language of Americans is English, they refused to speak Spanish to me and my siblings. Consequently, I don't speak Spanish. And as I told my friend, I'm not Mexican, I'm an American of Mexican descent just like he is an American of German descent. And as such, I don't speak Spanish just like he doesn't speak German. 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

MyCom Youth Corner

Summer is right around the corner – what are you going to do when school’s out? Most teens would probably like to have their own job and earn their own money. MyCom partners with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) to match teens to summer work experiences in their neighborhood. A summer job provides more than a paycheck – it builds your resume with work experience, teaches you new skills and helps you explore different careers. Below is an interview with a student, Ebony, who has had a job through Y.O.U. for the last four summers. Last summer her job led the way for a year-round part time job. 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

Asset Corner #88

SHOW KIDS YOU CARE:  LET THEM SOLVE MOST OF THEIR OWN PROBLEMS. April’s Asset Category: Empowerment. Young people are empowered when they feel valued, valuable and safe. They need to believe that adults like and respect them. Finally, they need plenty of opportunities to contribute to their communities through volunteering, working in paid jobs and sharing their ideas, knowledge and creativity. One of these days, the young people in your home, school, neighborhood and workplace will be in charge – in charge of their own lives and in charge of the world. You can help young people get ready for their future role by empowering them now.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

Free Vascular Screening On April 8

If you are 50 years of age or older – and you are a current or former smoker, have diabetes, or have a history of high blood pressure and/or high cholesterol – you may be at risk for peripheral artery disease (PAD) or other vascular diseases, which affect the body’s blood vessels.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

Prone Breast Therapy, An Advancement In Breast Cancer Treatment

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center now offers prone breast radiotherapy for patients who have had a lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer. This well-established technique is only available at UH Seidman Cancer Centers at UH Parma and Firelands Regional Medical Center in Sandusky.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

Mayor Honors Citizen, Business Of The Month

Charm Thai restaurant owners Carl Bindman and Mel Jabkul with Mayor Tim DeGeeter and Council member Jeff Crossman.

Scott Slack was named the Mayor’s Citizen of the Month, and the Business of the Month is Charm Thai Restaurant, 7462 Broadview Road.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

Parma Safety Fair And Shred Event Return This Month

Parma Fire Department demonstrates in dramatic fashion the terrible consequences of attempting to extinguish a kitchen grease fire with water, and why this should never be done.

Parma’s annual Safety Fair, a community family event for area residents to learn valuable safety information, is scheduled for Saturday, April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parma Justice Center, 5555 Powers Blvd.

The event is a cooperative effort of the Parma Fire Department, Parma Police Department, City of Parma and Parma City Council. The highlight of the Safety Fair is the medical chopper landing, which is scheduled at noon, after which kids and their parents can explore the chopper. The Fair also includes a grease fire demonstration, a K-9 demonstration and information about gun safety, fingerprinting, Internet safety and much more.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:18 PM, 04.02.2017

How Old Is The Red Circle?

Growing up in Parma, I must have passed the Red Circle Bar & Lanes on State Road thousands of times. I’ve bowled there for Girl Scouts and birthday parties, and I’ve stopped in for a drink with family and friends. As with many Parma residents, the Red Circle has always been a part of my life. But when I stopped to think, I realized I knew very little about it. “How long has it been there?” I asked my mom, also a life-long Parma resident. “As long as I can remember,” she replied.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.02.2017

Republican Alternative To The ACA Lands With A Thud

After seven years of promising a “market based” alternative to the Affordable Care Act or Obamacare, the Republican Party finally delivered. However their plan is a disaster and would cause more problems that it would solve. When the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, AARP and the CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, Toby Cosgrove oppose this proposal; you have to realize that this is a real stinker of a bill. No matter how much they dress this up and spin it, no matter how much make up they put on this pig; it is still a pig and a very bad bill that should be soundly defeated.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.02.2017

Discover Parma Village Senior Apartments

The Parma area has been blessed in recent years with several fine choices for Senior living space, and here is one more worth a good look. Parma Village Senior Apartment Community, professionally managed by Clover Communities, at 11500 Huffman Rd., features affordable and comfortable senior apartment homes nestled in a quiet community setting. One and two bedroom apartments, each with designer kitchens including breakfast bar and modern electric energy saving appliances. Central air, French doors leading to private patio/balcony, and pet friendly, with restrictions; fees may apply. Other attractions include in-suite laundry, salon fitness and rec room on site, heat cable and water included, community lounge with fireplace, indoor central mailbox system, secure building, including TV monitored entrance with controlled access- and the list goes on and on- far too many amenities to include them all. 

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.02.2017

When The Shoe Fits

Sometimes our relatives and friends have a special, verbal description of someone that instantly identifies them as the person in question. When our family speaks about a female member who definitely loves “purses,” “rings” or even “nail polish,” we immediately recognize the described individual. Such is the identification for the word “shoes” that belongs to granddaughter Jessica.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.02.2017

The Tollhouse Times

The Parma Heights Historical Society is planning on issuing a newsletter that will be ready for distribution this year. We are interested in hearing from anyone that has lived, or still lives in Parma Heights. We want to share some of your memories in the newsletter. We feel personal memories are enjoyable to read. Come and share your stories with us. We are located in the basement of the Parma South Presbyterian Church on Pearl Road every Tuesday at 10:00am or every 3rd Wednesday of each month at the same location at 7:00pm. If you are not able to attend feel free to call the Parma Heights Historical Society President, Aldo Melaragno at 216-496-7150.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.02.2017

Robert Oravec Celebrates 40 Years Of Service At Sirl's Automotive

Robert Oravec started working at Sirl's Automotive February 1st, 1977 when he was 18 years old. He has become the manager of the towing department and has been granted the Order of the Towman award, the highest honor a towman can receive. Since receiving the Order of the Towman award he has become a Captain of the Order of the Towman and has also received the ACE award twice. His boss, Dale R. Sirl Sr., has expressed how proud he is of the work that he has done and the time that he has committed to the company. He stated that Robert has "given the most dedication that any one person could give" and that he is the "heart and soul of the towing department." Robert has dedicated his life to being a tow truck driver and has dutifully given up many weekends and family functions to perform the duty that is required of a tow truck driver. Congratulations Robert on your 40 years of hard work at Sirl's Automotive.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.02.2017

Parma Citizen's Police Academy

The Parma Police Department is pleased to announce that it will be conducting its Citizen Police Academy this spring. The Parma Police Department is currently taking applications for this spring’s academy class. The academy will start on April 19, 2017. The academy is 10 weeks long and will run weekly on Tuesdayevenings from 6:30pm to 9:30pm. The cost is free for those individuals who are selected.

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Volume 9, Issue 4, Posted 3:32 PM, 03.13.2017

North Coast Needlers Quilt Show

"Red Pop" raffle quilt drawing on Sunday, April 23.

North Coast Needlers Quilt Guild presents its 15th biennial quilt show "My Favorite Chix are Quilters!" Over 250 quilts will be featured, ranging from traditional and contemporary to modern and art quilts, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Many of our members are award-winning quilters!

Quilts will be exhibited in the airy rotunda of Westlake High School, 27830 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, on Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. Show hours are 10-5 both days. A beautiful red and white guild-made quilt will be raffled off on Sunday afternoon.

Rounding out the show will be a boutique offering handcrafted items for sale, a quilt-side cafe', and a vendor mall featuring local and regional dealers. Admission donation is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, ages 10 and under free. More information can be found on the North Coast Needlers website www.ncnquilt.com.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 10:17 PM, 04.02.2017

Katarina Bitterman Located And Safe

The Parma Police Department confirms that 17 year-old Katarina Bitterman, who has been missing since March 4, 2017, has been successfully located. She was found unharmed at a residence in Salem, Massachusetts by FBI Special Agents from the Boston Field Office after an investigation by Parma Police detectives and Cleveland FBI Special Agents revealed that Bitterman was staying at the home. Cleveland FBI agents contacted Boston FBI agents who went to the home and were able to locate Bitterman at the residence.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 7:52 PM, 03.10.2017

PSO Concert March 12 At Valley Forge Auditorium

Baldwin Wallace University Professor Emeritus Loris Ohannes Chobanian will conduct Parma Symphony in the World Premiere of his composition "ANI - CITY OF 1000 CURCHES for String Orchestra, Piano and Timpani" and:  AESOP'S FABLES

The Parma Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert on Sunday, March 12 at 3:00 PM at Valley Forge High School Auditorium located at 9999 Independence Boulevard in Parma Heights. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Family passes of $20 are available for families of up to 2 adults and their children. All tickets are available at the door beginning at 2:30 PM.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:24 PM, 03.01.2017

Mayor Timothy J. DeGeeter Reveals Vision For Parma With State Of The City Address

Timothy J. DeGeeter

In his sixth State of the City address on February 28, Mayor Tim DeGeeter highlighted Parma's neighborhoods, recreation opportunities, and businesses. During his speech at the General Motors Parma Metal Center, DeGeeter also unveiled plans to create a police bike patrol to enhance community policing. He opened his speech recalling that in December he was at the factory when it was announced GM planned to invest $218 million into the factory. "I don't know who was more energized – the employees or me," he said. "This major commitment secures the plant's future in Parma – so critical for the workers employed here and crucial for our city and Northeast Ohio." He also likened GM's revival since the recession to how Parma has been recovering in the aftermath of the worst economy since the Great Depression. "Parma, too, has come a long way since then as we've faced up to our challenges," DeGeeter said.  "All of us – together – have confronted the effects of the recession, the near collapse of the housing market, and the millions upon millions of dollars we've lost through state funding cuts." He said he believed there was renewed confidence in Parma's future. "Perhaps that confidence in our future – that pride of place – is best encapsulated by the slogan, 'This is Parma,'" he said. DeGeeter said the city has embraced the slogan, which was formulated by a Parma-based young professionals group formed in the summer.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:23 PM, 03.01.2017

Seven Hills Should Consider A City Manager Form Of Government

Seven Hills city council is considering a charter amendment for the May ballot to expand the mayor’s position to fulltime with a substantial salary increase and benefits package beginning in the next term on December 10, 2019. While I agree that the increasing complexities of serving as the city's CEO clearly demand a full time administrator, I have asked Council to instead ask the voters to convert to a city manager form of government, rather than to a full time mayor. Here are just a few of my reasons.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:22 PM, 03.01.2017

What Made America Great, And Could Make It Great Again

I have been reading an excellent book, Once in a Great City by David Mariniss. This book tells about Detroit during the time period from the autumn of 1962 through the spring of 1964. This was a time when the auto industry was booming and Detroit was selling more cars than ever. It was also a period when Motown was beginning to take the music of Detroit out to the world. With good wages, strong labor unions and plenty of good jobs, the working men and women of Detroit enjoyed a higher standard of living. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:24 PM, 03.01.2017

MyCom Youth Corner

Ebony

Summer is right around the corner – what are you going to do when school’s out? Most teens would probably like to have their own job and earn their own money. MyCom partners with Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) to match teens to summer work experiences in their neighborhood. A summer job provides more than a paycheck – it builds your resume with work experience, teaches you new skills and helps you explore different careers. Below is an interview with a student, Ebony, who has had a job through Y.O.U. for the last four summers. Last summer her job led the way for a year-round part time job.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:22 PM, 03.01.2017

Showcasing Parma Heights

I am pleased to announce that the City of Parma Heights is hosting the Akron Cleveland Association of Realtors (ACAR) at the Cassidy Theatre on Thursday, March 23, 2017, for a pilot program called “Becoming Familiar with Cuyahoga County Municipalities.”  Realtors in attendance will receive one continuing education credit.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:23 PM, 03.01.2017

The Magic Of Music

There are a few tasks around the house that seem to get pushed into the chasm of “maybe I’ll tackle it tomorrow.” Even well-intentioned lists go into the basket of “..if I have time.” Such is my repulse of shredding old copies of paid bills, letters, documents and other saved paperwork that I probably will never need reference to find. The task sits idly in my conscious knowledge that the unnecessary stock piles of paper need to be trashed. So today, I vowed to tackle this dreaded removal of clutter and lessen the useless proof of yesterday’s importance. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:24 PM, 03.01.2017

Royalton Royalty

Milton Jennrich and Hattie Gray

At Royalton Woods’ Annual Valentine’s Day Party on February 14, 2017, Milton Jennrich and Hattie Gray were crowned King and Queen of Hearts, as voted by our residents and staff. Hattie and Milton were both surprised to receive the news of their victory at the polls. While Hattie couldn’t thank everyone enough, Milton simply welcomed the opportunity to serve with “his beautiful queen” with a quick kiss. Both would like to thank the residents and staff for the kindness and thoughtfulness shown to them. Milton, a WWII Army Veteran, and Hattie, a soon-to-be centurion, love living at Royalton Woods. Aside from the wonderful parties and musical entertainers they love so dearly, they “are honored to share their lives with such wonderful people” and look forward to “all the fun we have.” Congratulations, Hattie and Milton! We know you will serve Royalton Woods admirably in 2017!

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:24 PM, 03.01.2017

Dating In Our Golden Years

“How about a dinner date?” His eyes twinkling and filled with hope that I would accept his invitation. This was to be my first date with someone other than my late husband in over forty years. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:24 PM, 03.01.2017

Faith Community Directory

Christ the Saviour American Orthodox Church 10000 State Road N. Royalton, OH 44133  440-237-9196

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:23 PM, 03.01.2017

I Believe

Be a good listener because God may speak to us through the mouths of others. Fix things; relate to people. Focus on the here and now rather than the there and then. “I know how you feel” statements are better left unsaid. It is better to ask, “How do you feel?” God’s conditional promise: If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and will heal their land.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:23 PM, 03.01.2017

The President's Corner

Now that my wife and I are empty-nesters, we have been doing things together that we never had time for or just did not think about when the kids were home. As we enter the season of Lent, we are going to make it our goal to hit as many different fish fries in Parma as we can. So, this month I am going to give you a rundown of all that Parma has to offer regarding Lenten fish fries. As you can see, there is no need to leave town to keep this tradition going. Incidentally, if I leave any events out, please do not take offense – it was not intentional.

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:23 PM, 03.01.2017

Asset Corner #87

SHOW KIDS YOU CARE:  TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU LIKE BEING WITH THEM.

March’s Asset Category: SOCIAL COMPETENCIES.

Learning social skills is a lot like learning to play the piano in that you need to learn some basic competencies and you need someone to teach you those skills. You need time to practice, guidance as you gain experience, and feedback along the way. Social competencies are the skills and life perspectives young people need to develop into healthy, competent adults. These skills are important daily, but they’re even more crucial when young people encounter the tough times in life. Young people who can resist negative peer pressure and dangerous situations are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and focus on positive attitudes. 

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Volume 9, Issue 2, Posted 11:23 PM, 03.01.2017