Flocks of Flamingos Have Been Sighted!

By Kathryn Mabin Much like the swallows that return to Capistrano, and the buzzards that return to Hinckley, the Flamingos are flocking to Parma. Beginning in the spring, the lawns in Parma start to sprout bright bursts of color in the form of pink colored flamingos. They are as much of a harbinger of Spring…

Polish Village is #1

By Kathryn Mabin The votes are in and Polish Village in Parma, Ohio was voted #1 in Channel 5’s Building Better Neighborhoods. The Building Better Neighborhoods program began in the spring of this year, when Channel 5 chose 25 cities at random in the 5 counties in their viewing area. A Community Safety Forum, sponsored…

Parma Ward 1/Ward 2 Garage Sale

Mark your calendars! Parma Ward 1/Ward 2 First Annual Garage Sale from June 19 to June 21. $8.00 to participate. Questions? Call Vito (Ward 1) at (216) 215-8877 or Debbie (Ward 2) at (440) 845-1714.

Polish Village Paczki Day Sees Record Turnout

No doubt about it, for the Greater Cleveland area with its large Polish population, Paczki Day (pronounced poonch-key), also known as Fat Tuesday, has always been a popular pre-Lenten event. But in Parma’s Polish Village, it has exploded! This bustling, walkable, commercial district, featuring nearly 100 small businesses, has seemingly become the number one paczki destination in…

The 50th Anniversary of the British Invasion Show!

The 50th Anniversary of the British Invasion Show is an upcoming event sponsored by Friends of Parma Theater and will feature The Liverpool Lads and the Rolling Stones tribute band Jumpin Jack Flash who are both honored to perform in a song for song battle of the bands. All proceeds will go towards purchasing and…

2013 Treat & Greet Winners!

Thanks to Councilwoman Lime, Old World Parma volunteers, hundreds of trick-or-treaters, the Polish American Congress, the Northeast Ohio Ghostbusters, Sparky the Fire Dog, and the 34 participating businesses for making this year’s third annual Polish Village Treat & Greet a great one. The turnout was incredible! Special thanks to Rudy’s Strudel and Bakery (5580 Ridge…

Parma Ridge Library Closes After 74 Years

Originally opened on Thursday, Nov. 16th, 1939 and expanded in 1948, the Parma Ridge Branch Library located at 5850 Ridge Road will finally be closing its doors for good. The last day to visit will be Sunday, October 20th. The book drop will remain available for your returns from October 21st – 25th. The new…

Polish Studies Year of the Arts

Cleveland State University Polish Studies 2013 – 2014 The Year of the Arts Cleveland State University is working in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation and The Sculpture Center to host Przemyslaw Jasielski, a noted Polish artist. Mr. Jasielski was recently invited by Poland’s Ministry of Culture to participate in the Malta Festival in Poznan, and…