Polish Constitution Weekend Celebration from May 2 – 3!

PAC Ohio Division Carries on a 67-year Tradition Since its founding in 1948, the Ohio Division of the Polish American Congress (PAC) has annually sponsored Ohio’s ­official celebration of the signing of Poland’s Constitution of May 3, 1791. This year is no different. The PAC — sponsored celebration is not only a parade, but an…

Pink Plastic Flamingos – Tacky or Cool?

By Kathryn Mabin After a long hard winter, like we’ve had, with mounds of snow, brutal cold, and slippery walks and driveways, as mailboxes begin to fill with those colorful garden catalogs, we long for the warmth of the sun, the chirping of the birds, the lush green of the grass, and the multicolors of…

Flamingo Fever Matching Game

Flamingo Fever! Play The Matching Game Brought To You By Polish Village Flamingos are in establishments all over Parma. Match the flamingo with its location, bring this with you to the Flamingo Fever Banquet/Auction for a chance to win the grand prize. Flamingo Fever Banquet/Auction Saturday, September 20, 2014 Doors Open at 6:30 p.m. St…

Polish Village Resident is Artist of the Month

By Kathryn Mabin Parma is home to a great many talented individuals, artists and craftsmen, both professional and amateur, who specialize in variety of mediums. This article is the second in a series which will showcase a Parma area artist and introduce you to many of your talented neighbors. Jill Golias Jill Golias and her…

Artsy flamingos are flocking to perches throughout the city

By Mark Holan, Special to the Sun News If you’ve been at certain businesses up and down Ridge Road lately, you may have noticed some of the entries in the “Flamingo Fever” art exhibit hatched by Kathryn Mabin of Polish Village. Some of the entries have local “flavor” written all over them, like Mabin’s own…

FREE TICKETS! Summertime Fun!

By Kathryn Mabin Friends of Parma Theater wants you to submit your stories and fondest memories of the Parma Theater. Was it where you received your first kiss, met your spouse, or viewed the best movie ever? Share your memorable moments that are tied to Parma Theater with us. In return, the eight most memorable…

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…