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Welcome to Parma!
It is my pleasure to present the Parma Magazine and Community Guide, and to highlight the amenities the seventh largest city in Ohio provides residents, visitors and businesses. We have a strong housing market, beautiful neighborhoods, outstanding safety forces, top-quality health care and award-winning libraries. Our business-friendly environment is attractive to manufacturing, banks, national retail chains and many small businesses. Lately, we have seen an increase in restaurant owners picking Parma to open their new locations, many of which offer international cuisine. These new offerings, along with the family-owned restaurants and bakeries that have been around for decades, provide something for everyone to enjoy. Visitors to Parma should not leave our city hungry. Another big draw to Parma is our
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picturesque 18-hole Ridgewood Golf Course, nestled in the center of town. The city plans to build a new clubhouse/event center for golfers and non-golfers, which we expect to be completed in time for the course's 100th anniversary, July 4, 2025. Not far from the golf course in our city's center is The Shoppes at Parma; Anthony Zielinski Park’s Splash Pad; Donna Smallwood Activities Center for senior residents; Northeast Ohio’s second largest stadium Byers Field; and the 48-acre Stearns Homestead. Additionally, we have 469-acres of public greenspace in the Metroparks West Creek Reservation, which includes the Watershed Stewardship Center, biking and hiking trails, pavilions and scenic picnic areas. The reservation preserves forest-draped hillsides, floodplains and babbling brooks, offering easy access to nature’s wonders
Ridgewood Golf Course Photo: Iler Aerial Imaging
every season. Parks and Recreation provides residents with various ways to stay active. We have tennis courts and built two additional pickleball courts this year. The parks also provide miniature golf; disc golf; pools; baseball/softball diamonds; soccer fields; an indoor ice rink; playgrounds; and, for those wanting an extreme outdoor workout, Warrior Fitness Course. In Parma, there is always something to do. Flip through this issue and read more about why our city is a wonderful place to live, work and play. See you in Parma, Mayor Tim DeGeeter
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30 RESTAURANT GUIDE 32 ADVERTISER INDEX ON THE COVER: Local Business and Community Leaders gather for a group photo at Parma’s only brewery. Located at 5729 Pearl Rd., Schnitz Ale Brewery pairs authentic German food with original craft beer brewed on-site. First Row (left to right): Kent Iler, President/ CEO, Iler Networking & Computing; Tim DeGeeter, Mayor, City of Parma; Megan Cooney, Former Executive Director, Parma Area Chamber of Commerce; Joseph C. Anderson, President/CEO, PSE Credit Union; Bob Klinar, Executive Principal, Constellation Parma Community Schools. Second Row: David Nedrich, President, Collaborative Chambers Alliance; Jen Burger, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Seven Hills; Charles Smialek, Superintendent, Parma City Schools; Kara Rawson, Principal, St. Columbkille School; Berny Tabanji, Mortgage Loan Originator, Howard Hanna; Megan Foster, Director, Old Brook High School, Parma Campus. Photo Location: Schnitz Ale Brewery Photographer: Beverly David Photography
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Tradition Parma Where and Culture Abound refugees in Germany, young Igor Djurin and his family ultimately made their way to Parma in 2005 and have lived here ever since. “We came to Parma because of its diversity,” said the owner of the Schnitz Ale Brewery & Pub, located across the street from Das Schnitzel Haus, a local staple owned by Djurin’s parents, Goran and Branka. “My father was a butcher by trade,” Djurin explained. “My mom had always
worked in the restaurant business. We came to the [Cleveland area] with very little in 1999 and my parents started a convenience store in Lakewood. When an opportunity for the Schnitzel Haus came up in 2005 it was a natural choice to move into one of the most ethnically diverse communities around. We are Serbian Croatian and we fit in well with the Ukrainian, Romanian and other communities. Parma is like a small town in a bigger city.”
With almost 80,000 residents—and home to more than 5,000 businesses— Parma is Ohio’s seventh largest city and Cleveland’s largest suburb. And, according to Livability, a website that researches small-to-medium sized cities, Parma is one of America’s Top 100 cities in which to live, joining Cincinnati as the only Ohio towns to make the 2023 list. Location, housing opportunities and ›› Continued on page 6
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After living as Yugoslavian
Where Tradition and Culture Abound ›› Continued from page 5
unique neighborhoods are among the things that make Parma an ideal place to live, said Mayor Tim DeGeeter. “We have a lot of excellent amenities in the city, with neighborhoods like Ukrainian Village and Polish Village, and we’re conveniently close to many others,” he said. “We’re close to Downtown and the Tremont community. From the north side of town it’s a really quick ride to go down to Progressive Field and see a Guardian's game. With access to the Jennings Freeway and I-480 we’re pretty centrally located to go east or west.” Schnitz Ale Brewery celebrates their one year anniversary with a ribbon cutting and special happy hour on The city also features a wide November 8, 2022. inventory of home styles from traditional bungalows in the northern areas to larger what my favorite animal is. It’s pretty obvious, because I colonials in established subdivisions like Dogwood Estates have so many pink flamingos in my office. It’s a fun thing and Sassafras Hills. “If you are a young family looking to buy that we embrace as a symbol of the city. We also embrace a home, we've got safe, walkable neighborhoods with small our distinction as the self-proclaimed paczki capital of the businesses that dot the landscape, a lot of churches and a lot world.” of fun bars,” DeGeeter said. “We’re becoming a foodie town DeGeeter said he also embraces the city’s tagline— with some really hip smaller restaurants.” “Progress through Partnerships”—which emphasizes Other traditional Parma associations—some of which the collaboration that has made Parma a desired city in have long drawn lighthearted ribbing from throughout the which to live and work. “The city government can't do county—also remain hip in the community, DeGeeter noted. everything alone. We need partners to help maintain a high “My home is well represented with pink flamingos and quality of life in the city,” DeGeeter said. “That’s why we gazing balls,” he said. “We like promoting the pink flamingo work with organizations like We Are Parma Proud, a nonas an image of Parma. It’s a cool thing that old and young profit group that puts on community events. We partner residents appreciate. When fourth graders come to tour City with local businesses, organizations and area leaders to Hall for a civics lesson, they always tell me they can guess improve recreation, senior and city services, boost economic development and update aging infrastructure.” Economic development in the city remains strong, the mayor reported. DeGeeter presented his 2023 State of the City address at WorkHub99—a former General Motors (GM) training facility—where 10 small businesses employ more than 50 workers. GM recently completed a $46 million expansion of its local metal fabrication plant, and about 17 acres of property, once occupied by MTD Products, is ripe for new development, DeGeeter said. “Our businesses are our lifeline,” he said. “The income tax base provides the funding to hire police, firemen and other city employees.” In 2022, the city brought in almost $51 million in income tax revenue—up Parma Mayor Tim DeGeeter almost $9 million compared to 2021. Paid for by Friends of Timothy J. DeGeeter l 6009 Dawn Vista Oval, Parma 44129 In the retail sector, residents’ shopping and dining options
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continue to expand with the addition of new businesses throughout the city. Parma offers a blend of national chains and local businesses, DeGeeter said. “You don’t need to leave Parma for anything,” he said. “We have wonderful bakeries and excellent meat shops. And we have larger retail stores, like Ace Hardware and the new Aldi on the north side. We're really proud of the new development at the Shoppes of Parma (formerly Parmatown Mall), because when I first became mayor in 2012 the mall was in receivership and the future was unknown. When you drive through Ukrainian Village, Polish Village and shopping areas like Quarry Square and Acme Plaza, you don’t see many vacancies.” Balancing Parma’s vibrant retail districts, the city boasts ample parkland and recreational opportunities, DeGeeter said. Complementing the 326-acre West Creek Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks, the city operates Veterans Memorial Park and James Day Park and many smaller parks. “We have walking paths and all kinds of amenities, including tennis and new pickle ball courts,” he said. “Our municipally-owned Ridgewood Golf Course offers another unique recreational option.”
Meanwhile, the Donna Smallwood Activity Center provides a variety of activities and services to the city’s seniors.
Photos: Carolyn Kovach
A Great Place to Live! Parma was recently listed on Livability.com's
"Best Places to Live in the U.S. in 2023" for its affordable housing, good schools and thriving local economy. Parma and Cincinnati were the only two Ohio cities that made the list. Livability also listed Parma's warm community atmosphere and convenient location to downtown as other reasons new residents are attracted to the community. The recognition also highlighted Polish Village and Ukrainian Village, both filled with ethnic bakeries, butcher shops, restaurants and retailers. For visitors, eating pierogi and paczki are a must do, as are attending a weekend festival to enjoy the live music, dancing and cuisine. Our festivals draw visitors from all over. Come see why Parma is a great place to visit and live!
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What is the Collaborative Chambers Alliance?
CCA President Dave Nedrich explains, “The CCA is an association of 19 different independent Chambers of Commerce and organizations that meet for information sharing, mutual support, advocacy, education, and joint event planning. Approximately 3,000 businesses, organizations, individuals and professional firms are represented by the alliance chambers and its affiliate partners.” Furthermore states Nedrich, “The CCA collaborates with Regional and International organizations to offer more opportunities to members to network and grow their businesses while improving relationships between those organizations and the communities they represent.”
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· Monthly Virtual Networking events · EmpowHER Women’s Networking Group · YPConnect Young Professionals Networking Group · Mega Mixer Networking for all CCA Chambers · Chamber leaders, city leaders, organization leaders networking events. To check out these opportunities and more go to: www.collaborativechambers.org or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dave Nedrich, President
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Serving the Community for over 30 Years! Van's Tire started out in the Wadsworth community over 30 years ago. Joshua Baughman took over the Wadsworth location in September of 2013, and updated the name to Van's Auto Service & Tire Pros. He opened the Parma location in November of 2021 making it the 12th location to be added to the Van's family of stores in Northeast and Central Ohio. Van's specializes in personalized auto service and tire sales, taking great pride in making sure that each customer walks away happy and well taken care of. We provide a digital vehicle inspection with every visit that includes pictures, which is helpful in giving an honest and transparent assessment of each vehicle. We are a full service shop that handles oil changes, brakes, alignments, suspension work, engine and transmission repair. Stop by or call us Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 6:00pm and Saturdays from 7:30am to 3:00pm. Or visit us at www.vanstirepros.com!
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CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Develop, Encourage, Promote, Protect The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is a
nonprofit organization that exists to welcome and help grow businesses, expand existing businesses, and partner with the community to make Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills a great place to live, work, and visit. The mission of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is to develop, encourage, promote, and protect the commercial, professional, industrial, financial, and general business interests of the Parma Area. Chamber members partner with individuals, businesses, organizations, and municipal leaders to meet the changing needs of the economy. The Chamber knows that businesses thrive by providing opportunities for leadership, networking, innovative business programs, education, and community involvement. Investing in becoming a member of the Parma Area Chamber of Commerce gives you many benefits including monthly membership meetings, after-hour events, weekly newsletters, group discounts on health insurance and
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workers compensation policies, targeted advertising and sponsorships, and networking opportunities. The Parma Area Chamber of Commerce is host to the largest annual community event, the Rib ‘N’ Rock cook-off. With support from local businesses, this family friendly festival features a competition for the best ribs and best sauce, along with top-notch entertainment, and an array of local food vendors. The success of our chamber is found in its members. From individual entrepreneurs and mid-sized business owners to corporate executives, it is apparent we all have one thing in common - the sincere desire to make each other successful. Join us at an upcoming luncheon or networking event to experience the support of our members waiting to help you be successful. For more information, contact the Chamber at 440-886-1700 or Executivedirector@parmaareachamber.org.
Fostering Strong Networks marketing, and management. These programs help sharpen skills and stay updated with industry trends. Congratulations to our 2023 NOACC Bright Star Winner Terry Killeen.
Joining your local chamber of commerce offers various benefits for individuals and businesses, including significant cost savings. Here's why you should consider becoming a member: 1. Cost Savings: Your local chamber partners with NOACC (Northern Ohio Area Chamber of Commerce) to provide exclusive discounts on business services like group health insurance, workers' compensation, energy solutions, shipping, and more. Accessing these cost-saving opportunities can reduce business expenses and potentially offset membership fees.
2. Business Programming: Chambers organize workshops, webinars, and training sessions on business development,
3. Advertising and Marketing Benefits: Chambers offer exclusive advertising and promotional opportunities to members, such as features in newsletters, social media shoutouts, and sponsorship at chamber events. These platforms increase visibility and reach a broader audience. 4. Business Referrals: Chambers foster a strong network of local businesses. As a member, you increase the chances of receiving referrals from fellow members and the chamber itself. At NOACC, we provide an expansive array of services, enabling chamber members to take advantage of group discounts and save on business costs. We're proud to be a reliable resource for northern Ohio's businesses seeking the benefits of a local chamber of commerce membership. Visit us on line at www.noacc.org for more info.
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Parma Business & Community Leaders
First Row (left to right): Kent Iler, President/CEO, Iler Networking & Computing; Tim DeGeeter, Mayor, City of Parma; Megan Cooney, Former Executive Director, Parma Area Chamber of Commerce; Joseph C. Anderson, President/CEO, PSE Credit Union; Bob Klinar, Executive Principal, Constellation Parma Community Schools. Second Row: David Nedrich, President, Collaborative Chambers Alliance; Jen Burger, Director of Parks and Recreation, City of Seven Hills; Charles Smialek, Superintendent, Parma
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City Schools; Kara Rawson, Principal, St. Columbkille School; Berny Tabanji, Mortgage Loan Originator, Howard Hanna; Megan Foster, Director, Old Brook High School, Parma Campus. Photo Location: Schnitz Ale Brewery Photographer: Beverly David Photography
Old Brook High School Parma Campus
ld Brook High School’s Main Campus in Cleveland opened its satellite location in Parma to expand their Career Tech Pathway offering. The Day Drive campus facilitates space that cultivates their Healthcare, Business & Entrepreneurial, Nail Tech, and Construction pathways. At this tuition-free charter high school, students ages 15 to 21 can earn a career tech credential while receiving a blended model of selfpaced learning and direct instruction to earn an accredited high school diploma. Credit recovery and advancement are both available – students can get back on track or even graduate early. Old Brook High School offers a flexible class schedule that works around jobs, childcare, or other obligations. They know that every student learns differently; their approach is to understand what each student needs to succeed and then help them chart both a graduation and career-focused path. To learn more about the school, call 216-236-3208 or visit their website at www.oldbrookparma.org. Megan Foster, Director
PSE Credit Union
Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain County’s Family Bank
hat started more than 65 years ago as a credit union to help Parma school teachers get lower auto loan rates, is now a thriving not-for-profit bank that offers Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain County residents financial services and more. PSE Credit Union, conveniently located on Regency Drive in Parma across from the Parma Justice Center, “offers all the same services as a bank but with lower loan rates, higher savings interest rates and lower fees,” says CEO Joe Anderson. This family-oriented institution now includes over 28,000 members throughout Cuyahoga, Medina and Lorain Counties and makes educating kids about finances a core part of its mission. “As part of our commitment to kids, we take our mascot, Pennie the PSE Puppy, into schools and teach kids as young as kindergartners to save money through our Pennie Club,” says Joseph C. Anderson, President/CEO Anderson.
8555 Day Dr., Parma • 216-236-3208 www.oldbrookparma.org
For All Your Computing Needs!
Iler Networking & Computing
ler Networking & Computing has been supporting businesses with their IT needs since 1994. Kent Iler, President & CEO, is passionate about technology, and has built a professional team of technology experts. “For All Your Computing Needs” means they can do it all for you: Wired/Wireless Networking, Servers, Workstations, Cybersecurity solutions, Internet access, E-Mail hosting with Malware and SPAM protection, Website Development and Hosting, Backup/Disaster Recovery, VOIP Phone Systems, Security Cameras, 3D Printing, and more, thus allowing top notch technology performance with the appropriate security. With the continued increase of cyber-attacks and Ransomware, Iler can make sure you’re not another victim and your technology is well tuned, helping you focus on running your business. Kent and his family have resided in Lorain County since 1998. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Elyria, and is a deacon at First Baptist Church of Elyria. Kent also started Iler Aerial Imaging in 2016 – handling professional video production and drone services/training. Kent Iler, Owner
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Welcome to Parma Community Schools
he foundation of good teaching and reaching every child is differentiation. This is founded in the principles of “rigor, relevance, and relationships.” At Parma Community Schools we provide learning opportunities that meet the needs of our students. What we want our parents to understand is that rigor doesn’t mean more work, but a great depth of work. It means pushing a student to their level of work capacity in terms of the difficulty, thought, and level of analysis. At PCS we recognize that relevance is especially important to this generation of students that want to know “why” they need to do this or “how” this topic has anything to do with them. They want to know the work is relevant prior to putting effort into the task. Finally, we know that no significant learning takes place without first a relationship. A great educator and principal once said “you have to touch a heart before a child will let you touch their mind.” Be a part of our wonderful learning community. Visit us at PCS and see why we are “The Right Choice for Parents and a Real Chance for Bob Klinar, Executive Principal Children.” 5730 Broadview Rd., Parma • 216-712-7600 www.constellationschools.com www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us 13
Your Story Begins Here! The Parma City Schools proudly serve approximately 9,200 students across three communities: Parma, Parma Heights, and Seven Hills. We offer an extremely diverse set of programs to both meet students' needs and enrich their experiences. We are most proud of our Career Technical Education pathways which provide students with real-world experiences and "job ready" skills to help them prepare for career ladders upon graduation from one of our high schools. We also offer Advanced Placement courses, College Credit Plus classes, STEM education, and outstanding arts and sports programs to help our students find their niche.
In recent years, we have formed multiple alternative programs to support students who do not succeed to their fullest potential in our more traditional models. ACES Center for Autism helps students with different learning needs thrive within our district. Parma Alternative
s a Real Estate Sales Manager and REALTOR for Howard Hanna, Stacy Nickles specializes in helping agents and clients navigate the complex world of real estate. With a passion for both the industry and customer satisfaction, she strives to provide personalized and professional service. Her office is right on the border of Parma & North Royalton. For 18 years, Stacy has been the manager and mentor to over 50 agents, coaching them to a successful career in real estate. Stacy’s 23 years of experience in real estate allows her to effectively guide clients through buying or selling properties, ensuring a smooth and successful process. Outside of real estate, Stacy loves to travel. Additionally, she is a selfprescribed “Foodie” always eager to try out new restaurants and cuisines. These interests not only provide her with relaxation and enjoyment but also contribute to a wellrounded perspective that she brings to her real estate career.
roSafe Storage is changing the way you organize your space and manage your belongings. Located conveniently on Broadview Road in Parma, ProSafe Storage is the only drive-thru indoor self-storage facility in the area, offering state-of-the-art solutions for both residents and businesses. Indoor, temperature-controlled units shield your belongings from the elements, while drive-up units ensure easy access. Enjoy the protection and ease of indoor loading and unloading, prioritizing safety and comfort during move-in. For the highest level security and convenience, ProSafe offers keypad access, recording cameras, hassle-free online rentals, flexible month-to-month leases, and a complimentary movein truck for all tenants. Units range from 5x5 to 10x30 to suit every storage need. The professional, friendly staff is on-site and ready to simplify your moving and storage process. It’s time to create more space and less stress. Call 440-887-8227 or visit prosafestorage.com to get started today.
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Charles Smialek, Superintendent
Secondary School provides students in danger of not graduating with the courses and support they need to achieve this critical milestone. Parma Academy of Gifted Enrichment
is launching this year as a home for students identified as gifted to pursue their passions within an environment specifically cultivated to challenge them to their highest level. Finally, Parma Virtual Learning Academy features live lessons delivered to students as they learn from home.
We are extremely proud of our district and the diverse student population that comes to learn each morning. Please visit our website, parmacityschools.org, or call 440-885-2324 to learn more about all that we have to offer!
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Creating a School Family
Constellation Schools Parma Community
believes in creating a family atmosphere, which is why we refer to our school as a "school family." We nurture and support all students by creating a safe and supportive environment where they can thrive at every stage of their
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educational journey. Our school spans to four campuses: two elementary (Early Kindergarten-3 & K-3), one intermediate (4-6th grade), and our middle/high (7-12th grade). At Constellation Schools, we put a strong emphasis on Character Education, Social Emotional Learning, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS). We ensure that our students grow into well-rounded individuals while being supported and valued by our staff. Our staff is not only diverse, but also highly educated, providing a range of experiences to enhance your child's learning experience. Through our small group instruction, we provide personalized attention, focus on each student's individual needs, and empower our students to become confident and capable leaders. Our high school offers Honors Courses, College Credit Plus Courses, and Career-Technical Education Courses, providing a variety of opportunities for our students to pursue their passions and achieve their goals. We also offer a range of Fine & Performing Arts programs, including Choir, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Studio Art, Ceramics, Drama & Theatre. We also offer a weekly convocation program, including class assemblies and PBIS pep rallies to celebrate achievement and culture. With a variety of student clubs and organizations, including the National Honor Society and Student Council, as well as intramural athletics, there is something for everyone at each of our schools which allows our students to form lasting connections and create cherished memories. At our school, we are more than just a school - we are a community of educators, students, and families dedicated to supporting and nurturing one another. Enroll your child today and join our school family. For more information, visit Bob Klinar, Executive Principal www.constellationschools.com.
Continuing to Impress Old Brook High School’s nail tech, healthcare, and construction programs, housed at their Day Drive location, continue to impress. In their 1st year, Old Brook’s eight nail tech students were the first drop-out recovery students in Ohio to pass their state boards; the program maintained
Megan Foster, Director
its 100% pass rate in 2023 when five more students passed. Healthcare boasts the same impressive statistic: every student who has tested with the National Healthcareer Association has passed, earning 37 credentials to date. The construction program, which is partnered with Stearns Homestead, has awarded dozens of OSHA-10, NCCER Core, and pre-apprenticeship certificates. Oakmont Education’s VP of Career and Technical Education, Dr. Jerry Farley adds these certifications give graduates an edge in securing jobs that pay a sustainable living wage. “I don't know of any other program that helps place our graduates into jobs and stays in their life for one full year to help them succeed.” To learn more about Old Brook High School’s education opportunities, visit www.oldbrookparma.org.
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HOMES & REAL ESTATE
Position Yourself For Success The Parma housing market continues its upward trajectory, with median prices and sales on the rise since last year. Median home prices have surged, indicating a competitive seller's market. Since mid-2022, average list prices have risen by 13%. Sale prices also show growth, up by 7% during the same period. Interestingly, the average price per square foot for sold houses has soared by 26%, underscoring the market's dynamism. Properties are changing hands swiftly, often within days of being listed. Setting the right price is pivotal for success. Overpricing
can deter buyers who prefer to wait and watch. With interest rates normalizing, buyers are cautious about entering bidding wars for houses already priced at the peak of their value. In this landscape, a REALTOR's expertise is indispensable. Their market knowledge, negotiation skills, and access to resources aid buyers in finding suitable homes. For those seeking loans, shopping around for the best terms is advised. Sellers benefit from REALTORs who accurately price homes, enhance exposure, and provide guidance. Many receive offers above asking price even before listing, thanks to their agents' marketing and network. In a rapidly changing market, a REALTOR's guidance is invaluable for informed real estate decisions. Their support remains pivotal for navigating this dynamic environment strategically. Whether you are thinking about SELLING or BUYING, position yourself perfectly! For all of your real estate needs, contact Stacy Nickles at 440-554-1018 or visit her website, www.stacynickles.howardhanna.com for more information.
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
World Class Care Close to
The healthcare cornerstone of the Parma
community continues to receive nationwide recognition for both the quality and safety of the care it provides. The federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) awarded University Hospitals Parma Medical Center five stars for its safety, efficiency and patient experience. Of more than 4,600 hospitals nationwide rated from one to five stars, UH Parma is among the Top 10 percent in the country. “This recognition is a testament to our highly engaged team and relentless focus on quality,” said James Hill Jr., MD, MBA, UH Parma’s Chief Operating Officer and a practicing anesthesiologist who is widely published on matters of healthcare quality. “This is a credit to all of our caregivers.” UH Parma also was awarded an “A” Hospital Safety Grade
by the national nonprofit Leapfrog Group, which analyzes 30 national performance measures focusing on errors, accidents, injuries and infections. As the only hospital ratings program based exclusively on hospital prevention of medical errors and harm to patients, its grades also reflect the systems that hospitals have in place to prevent harm. “While most hospitals took a decade-long step back during the pandemic era in terms of patient experience and quality – and patient perception followed – UH Parma’s quality and safety efforts remained strong,” Dr. Hill said. “The COVID-19 pandemic in some ways may have been our finest hour, because we had put the people and processes in place to be hyper-focused on Zero Harm with proactive measures to benefit patients.”
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Activities Abound! Parma area residents, age 55 and older, are welcome to participate in the City of Parma’s array of programs, services, and activities at the Donna Smallwood Activities Center. Membership is $10/ year and there is a YMCA satellite branch here that accepts Silver Sneakers, Renew Active and Silver & Fit from numerous insurance providers. More than 100 people attend in-person activities daily. Meal Services Charlene Trecokas, Coordinator 440-885-8140
Wellness and nutrition programs, homedelivered meals and $2 nutritious and delicious cafeteria lunches served at 11:30 a.m. daily (M-F). Reservations required by Wednesday the week prior.
Transportation Services Brenda Sneed, Coordinator 440-885-8156
Round trip rides to Donna Smallwood Activities Center, medical appointments (main campuses included), grocery shopping, banks, pharmacies and other destinations. Bus trips include local restaurants, Amish country, CLE Guardians game, museums, and other Ohio attractions.
Social Services Kathryn Karney-Davidson, Specialist 440-885-8155
Licensed social worker and professional clinical counselor provides benefit assessments, resource referrals, bereavement support, Matter of Balance classes, Medicare education and
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Ohio Department of Insurance (OSHIIP) representative to review Medicare plans.
Exercise Classes Jeanne Sutyak 440-885-8819
The YMCA offers classes throughout the week, and there is an equipment weight room, including treadmills and bicycles. Classes include: Chair Yoga, Silver Sneaker Classic, Move with Mary Kay, Fitness After 50, Gentle Chair Exercise, Boom Move, Walk 15, and Tai Chi. The YMCA offers bus trips
throughout the year, including overnight trips and a wide variety of other destinations. Adapted Jazzercise is open to all members on Thursdays at 10:30am.
Technology Help Desk
Erin Lally, Director
The second Thursday of each month from 10am-Noon there is free technology assistance for smart phones and tablets. First come, first serve appointments are offered to answer questions, solve problems, and learn new technology skills.
Anyone interested in volunteering should contact Volunteer Coordinator Diana Parsons at 440-885-8800. Office: 440-885-8800 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Singing and Dancing
Join our Sunshine Singers and/or Raisin’ Canes vaudeville dancing show for fellowship, fun, and public performances.
Crafts & Games
Our Knit, Crochet, & Chat group meets every Thursday from 9-11:30am. We have craft workshops, art classes, puzzles, chair volleyball, brain games & trivia, pinochle, easy card games, billiard tables and board games.
Parma Area Veterans
Veterans are welcome at an educational and social gathering the last Wednesday of every month at 1pm. The group invites guest speakers, takes special outings, and plans memorial and veteran tributes. For more information, contact Tony Kessler at email@example.com.
Our Center is a safe space for older adults to come in and enjoy life. We have fun here! Dances, bus trips, bingo, line dancing, visits from elected officials, and special wellness programs provided by community partner experts. Stop on in! Visit the City of Parma website to find us under Departments. Follow our Facebook Group: Donna Smallwood Activities Center.
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PARKS & RECREATION Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course
6505 Ridge Rd., 440-885-8876 • 18-hole golf course with Pro Shop • Open spring - fall, weather permitting • View their website for more information: www.golfridgewoodohio.com
Veterans Memorial Park
Come Out and Play! City of Parma Recreation Facilities and Locations
James Day Park
• Eight-field soccer complex • Gaga ball pit • Nine-hole miniature golf course
11828 West Pleasant Valley Rd. • Warrior Fitness Course: an outdoor course that tests a person’s agility, balance and strength. • Six diamond softball complexes with concessions
• Outdoor basketball court • Bocce ball courts • Health course and exercise
equipment • Outdoor swimming pool • Playground and picnic area • Gazebo with electricity • Rentable pavilion
Anthony Zielinski Park
7620 West Ridgewood Dr. • Outdoor gazebo • Playground and picnic/pavilion area • Parma Splash Pad • Summer band concerts • Splash Pad - Open Memorial Day - Labor Day, 11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. daily, weather permitting
6328 State Rd. • Veterans Memorial • Six diamond adult and youth baseball and softball complexes with concessions • Two sand volleyball courts • Lighted outdoor tennis and basketball courts • Playground and picnic/pavilion area • One-mile hiking and exercise trails • Disc golf - an enjoyable noncontact sport for all ages, free of charge.
Jon Petruska Park
(Marlborough Park) 8218 Marlborough Ave. • Youth baseball diamond • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
Your Local Five-Star Library We invite you to visit your Parma-Powers Branch Library located
at 6996 Powers Boulevard. Thanks to our community of library lovers, Cuyahoga County Public Library tops the nation’s list of five-star libraries. Stop in and browse our collection of materials in all formats. We have specialized services for teens and children. Pick up a quarterly program guide with many offerings for you and your family to enjoy.
Join the Friends of the Parma Libraries Stop in and pick up an application today!
Discover more! Parma-Powers Branch
6996 Powers Blvd. 440.885.5362
2121 Snow Rd. 216.661.4240
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Apply for a passport, explore our Toy Library, use our databases to learn a language, get tutored, use consumer reports, Ohio legal forms and so much more. The library has services to benefit all residents including quiet study rooms that can be booked a week in advance. Get the free LIBBY app to stream and download books, magazines, movies, music, and audiobooks. Looking to volunteer? Join our Friends of the Library. They support Branch activities through book sales, dues, and donations. Our professional, experienced staff look forward to helping you discover the delights of using your Library next time you stop in. Use our new Aspen Discovery catalog to see all the resources and services available at www.cuyahogalibrary.org
Walters Grove Park
4400 Walter Ave. • Youth baseball diamond • Playground and picnic/pavilion area • Outdoor Swimming Pool
Michael A. Ries Ice Rink
5000 Forestwood Dr. • Open September - April with concessions • Home of Parma City School District hockey teams • Youth hockey, figure skating and public sessions
Michael A. Ries Park
5531 W. 24th St. • Playground area and park benches
Snow Rd. and S. Park Blvd. • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
W. 54th St. and Loya Pkwy. • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
Jerry Stano Park
(Gerald Park) Gerald Ave. • Playground and picnic/pavilion area
5000 Forestwood Dr. • Five diamond youth baseball and softball complexes with concession gazebo • Playground and picnic/pavilion area • Four outdoor pickleball courts • One outdoor roller hockey court
Capt. James Lovell Park
South Park Picnic Area
Bonny Banks Park
Stormes Dr. • Playground area and park benches • Outdoor basketball court
Aaron Dr., off of Queens Hwy. • Playground area and park benches • Multi-purpose pad
Bonny Blvd. • Playground area and park benches
Sandy Hook Park
List Lane Park
Selwick Dr. and Arcadia Dr. • Playground area and park benches
Green Valley Park
Sandy Hook Dr. and Larch Dr. • Playground area and park benches
Hetzel Dr. • Playground area
Glamer Dr. and Schwab Dr. • Playground area and park benches
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Parma’s Hidden Gem One of Parma’s hidden gems is the West Creek
Reservation, located at 2277 W. Ridgewood Dr. This 469-acre reservation is home to floodplains, babbling brooks, a valley of rocky gorges, and forest-draped hillsides. A part of Cleveland Metroparks, West Creek Reservation invites the cyclist, hiker, picnicker and birdwatcher to a varied upland and wetland landscape. Nesting birds include red-tailed hawks, wood ducks and screech owls, and migratory species such as American redstart, indigo bunting, Lincoln’s sparrow and great crested flycatcher can be found there. Perhaps the most exciting aspect of West Creek Reservation is the discovery of new urban watershed stewardship techniques. The developed and restored natural areas of
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the reservation are a living laboratory supplying data and demonstrating real-world solutions for stormwater and pollution control. One of the newest picnic shelters in Cleveland Metroparks, Keystone features an oversized fireplace and stormwater control features for which the Watershed Stewardship Center (WSC) is known. The WSC, hiking and all purpose trails are all easily accessible from here. Situated on the all purpose trail just south of the WSC, Bluebird Point Overlook provides excellent opportunities to view wildlife on this former landfill. A restored meadow dotted with bird houses serves as a welcome habitat and breeding ground for bluebirds, tree swallows and other cavity nesting birds. Bluebird Point is a trail head parking lot where guests can directly access the all purpose trail. Not far from this point of departure is the WSC and natural surface trails: Lookout Ridge Loop, Skinner’s Run, and Jewelwing Loop. Bluebird Point offers tremendous bird watching opportunities. Center Park Trailhead and Center Park Picnic Area are located at the western boundary of West Creek Reservation, serving the adjacent Parma neighborhood. The Grassroots Gorge Overlook is located at the terminus of the all-purpose trail and offers scenic views of West Creek. Skinners Run Trailhead at Dentzler Road offers a steep gravel-stone approach into the forested floodplains of West Creek. The trailhead connects park users to additional natural surface hiking and mountain bike loop trails.
Protect, Restore, Connect! Stearns Native Nursery is a sustainable urban nursery located on 16 acres in the heart of Parma, Ohio and focuses on the propagation of native wildflowers, shrubs, and trees. Our vision took a significant leap forward in 2022 with the addition of a 1.5 acre growing enclosure, a large hoop house, and a staging enclosure. With the necessary infrastructure in place to protect nursery stock from wildlife pressure, the exciting part began—propagation! Currently there are over 800 native trees installed in the growing exclosure, with more to come. Keystone species, such as oak, willow, and cherry, are strongly represented and other valuable native species are in the queue to diversify inventory. Stearns Native Nursery is also place of study, education, and engagement. It is part of a larger conservationrestoration initiative poised to facilitate growing awareness around the importance of restoring and conserving our planet for future generations. Given time and proper care, our trees will mature before being planted in local communities to restore the urban tree canopy, resulting in cleaner air, stormwater control, and cooler summer temperatures. While the saplings mature in the growing enclosure, native wildflower propagation is ramping up in the new hoop house. Our hoop house is filled with plants that support native bird and pollinator populations. People have begun to appreciate the importance of rebuilding native ecosystems and realize that yards can
be a source of this environmental change. Not only are native gardens appealing from a time, resource, and energy use standpoint, they also support a healthy and diverse ecosystem better able to withstand the effects of a changing climate. Stearns Native Nursery is managed by West Creek Conservancy in partnership with the City of Parma and supported by Cuyahoga County and the Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District. We are working with Parma’s 4-H club, the Homestead Hoofers, on the removal of the invasive phragmites from the property which in turn will increase biodiversity and habitat for native species. Cuyahoga Soil & Water Conservation District is studying the effects of mycorrhizal fungi on soil structure and root health in urban soils in our growing enclosure. We are also supporting The Holden Arboretum as they create a local ecotype seed bank intended to reforest the lower Great Lakes region. For more information visit www.westcreek.org/support-us/tree-nursery.
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Important Phone Numbers The City of Parma, Ohio 6611 Ridge Rd. Parma, OH, 44129 440-885-8000 www.cityofparma-oh.gov Emergency 911 Animal Control Julie Kocik 440-885-8010 safetydepartment@ cityofparma-oh.gov Building Commissioner & City Engineer Dan Kulchytsky 440-885-8030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chief of Staff – Rich Summers 440-885-8001 email@example.com City Hall Auditor – Brian Day 440-885-8020 firstname.lastname@example.org City Council Clerk Kristin Saban 440-885-8065 email@example.com Communications Director Carolyn Kovach 440-885-8181 firstname.lastname@example.org Economic Development Director Erik Tollerup 216-661-7412 email@example.com
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Veterans Memorial Park
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Important Phone Numbers
Fire Department (non-emergency) Fire Chief - Mike Lasky 440-885-1217 firstname.lastname@example.org
Parks & Recreation Department Director - Mickey Vittardi 440-885-8144 recreationdepartment@ cityofparma-oh.gov
Human Resources Director Renee Guy 440-885-8167 email@example.com
Parma Library Powers Blvd. 440-885-5362
Law Department Director Timothy Dobeck 440-885-8132 firstname.lastname@example.org Mayor Tim DeGeeter 440-885-8001 email@example.com
Snow Rd. 216-661-4240 Parma Municipal Court 440-887-7400 Police Department (non-emergency) Chief of Police - Joseph Bobak 440-885-1234
Public Housing Director Amy Waxman 216-661-2015 firstname.lastname@example.org
Clerk of Council Kristin Saban 440-885-8065 email@example.com
Public Safety Director Bob Coury 440-885-8177 safetydepartment@ cityofparma-oh.gov
Ward 1 Monica Wilson 440-409-7354 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Services Director Erin Lally 440-885-8800 email@example.com Service Department Director Tony Vannello 440-885-8191 firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Thomas Mastroianni 440-885-8812 email@example.com
Ward 3 Mark Casselberry 440-842-6710 firstname.lastname@example.org Ward 4 Kelly Zacharias 216-290-2644 email@example.com Ward 5 Allan Divis 440-888-7213 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 6 Kevin Kussmaul 440-823-6608 email@example.com
Ward 8 Linda Kohar 440-345-5180 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ward 7 Kammy Coyle Shuman 440-884-2138 email@example.com
Ward 9 Rob Euerle 216-418-8342 firstname.lastname@example.org
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President Vito Dipierro 440-885-8091 email@example.com
Ward 2 Deborah Lime 440-845-1714 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Woodland Hedgehog Cheese Ball Woodland hedgehog
cheese ball is a simple, savory appetizer that will be a stunning centerpiece at any event. Cream cheese, cheddar, Worcestershire sauce, and spices make this vegetarian snack idea a super cute munchie. For the homemade Onion Soup Mix • ¼ cup dried minced onion • 1 ¼ teaspoons onion powder • 1 ¼ teaspoons garlic powder • 1 teaspoon dried parsley • ½ teaspoon dried thyme leaves • ¼ teaspoon black pepper • ¼ teaspoon celery salt • ¼ teaspoon paprika For the Cheese Ball • 16 ounces cream cheese, softened • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated • ¼ cup sour cream • 2 ½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce • 1 teaspoon lemon juice • 1 teaspoon dried parsley • ½ teaspoon paprika • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves For the Decoration • 1 cup pecan halves • 1/3 cup walnut pieces • 2 dried black beans for the eyes • 1 raisin for the nose • Few sprigs of fresh rosemary For Serving • Crackers of your choice
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Making the Homemade Onion Soup Mix (5 minutes) 1.Stir together all the spices in a small bowl until well combined. 2. In a few batches, grind the spices a little smaller using a mortar and pestle. Set aside. Making the Cheese Ball (10 minutes + 2 hours chilling) 1. Beat the cream cheese and cheddar with a hand-held electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in the sour cream, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and additional spices. Add the homemade onion soup mix to taste. 2. Blend until thoroughly combined, scraping down the sides for an even mix. 3. Chill the cheese mixture in the fridge for
about two hours to firm up the mixture. You can keep it in the fridge for a few days at this point if you want to make it ahead. Shaping & Decorating the Cheese Ball (15 minutes) 1. Once the mixture has chilled enough to handle, place the mixture on a large piece of plastic wrap. Fold the wrap around the cheese, then shape it into a smooth ball. Use your hands to shape one end into a point to make the hedgehog’s head. 2. Unwrap the hedgehog and place him on the serving board. Make any adjustments to the shape, smoothing holes or creases with the back of a spoon. 3. Once you’re satisfied with the hedgehog’s shape, stick on the two dried beans for eyes and the raisin for a nose. Decorate the hedgehog’s back with rows of pecan halves and walnut pieces to look like spines. 4. Curl a few sprigs of fresh rosemary around the hedgehog to look like pine branches in a forest. Serve with crackers. Notes • Make your own soup mix. The store bought kind contains preservatives and extra salt. • Grate your own cheese. The pre-grated kind
will have a gritty texture in the cheese ball. • Wrap the mixture in plastic wrap as you’re
shaping it to keep your hands clean, then peel it off when you’re done. • Want this spicy? Add additional cayenne
pepper to taste. • Refrigerate leftovers for up to one week, or
Welcome to Stearns Homestead! We are home to over 75 animals who love visitors of all ages. A dedicated team of adult volunteers and the Homestead Hoofers 4-H club act as both animal caretakers and grounds custodians for our 48-acre urban farm in the heart of Parma. The Homestead includes a Yankee style barn, the Stearns House built in the 1850s, and the Gibbs House built in 1920. Stearns is maintained by the Parma Area Historical Society, a non-profit organization, and runs on generous donations by members and the public. Admission is free on Saturdays and animal feed can be purchased as a donation during open hours. We are open to the public Saturdays between 11am – 2pm seasonally midMay through early October (weather dependent). School and day care group visits on weekdays are scheduled in advance. Stop by our country store during open hours. Our store selection includes snacks, various handmade items, children’s books, antiques and toys. Free self-guided tours of our historical homes are available most
open Saturdays and during events. Animal sponsorship is also available. This animal adoption program includes a photo and certificate along with a special day just for adoptive parents to come have a treat and special visit with their animal. Our cabin can be rented for your special occasion which includes access to the animals and barnyard. Join us on December 2nd for our Homestead Christmas event! Santa will be available for photos and there will be other fun activities including the chance to visit with and wish all of your favorite farm animals a Merry Christmas! Visit www.stearnshomestead.com for our event calendar and additional information. Follow us on Facebook @StearnsHomestead for event postings and farm news. Contact StearnsHomestead@gmail.com with general or membership questions, tour and group visit requests, and cabin rental requests.
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RESTAURANT GUIDE Denny’s 8111 Day Dr. 440-845-5094
Annapurna Indian Vegetarian Food 7464 Ridge Rd. 440-253-8311 Antonio’s Pizza & Spaghetti 7401 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-886-2511
Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant 6278 Pearl Rd., Parma Hts. 440-886-0566
Au Jus 5875 Broadview Rd., Unit B 216-795-5063
Empanadas Latin Street Food 5543 Ridge Rd. 440-340-5618
Barabicu Smokehouse 5767 Ridge Rd. 440-481-3057
Fast Eddie’s 7729 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-340-4423
Blue Ginger Asian Bistro 1061 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. 440-842-8880
Five Guys 8249 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-842-0095
Chopsticks Express 8800 Day Dr. 440-882-6209
Hot Dog Diner & Burger Co. 5494 Pearl Rd. 440-886-3647
Jibaro Latin Restaurant 6152 Broadview Rd. 440-857-0258
Oishi Ramen Restaurant 8635 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-340-4591
Das Schnitzel Haus 5728 Pearl Rd. 440-886-5050
I Heart Mac & Cheese 7725 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-340-4493
John & Loreta Family Restaurant 6030 Broadview Rd. 440-857-0571
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant 8383 Day Dr. 440-842-8110
Little Polish Diner 5772 Ridge Rd. 440-842-8212
Omizu Japanese Restaurant 6843 Ridge Rd. 440-340-0888
Lotus Thai House 5869 Broadview Rd. 216-371-9575
Outback Steakhouse 6950 Ridge Rd. 440-842-6114
Mandarin House Chinese Restaurant 10393 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. 440-842-7888
Pappou’s Family Restaurant 8320 Snow Rd. 440-888-9644
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Mission BBQ 8225 W. Ridgewood Dr. 216-487-6274 Mizu Sushi 10219 Brookpark Rd. 216-898-0098
Paradise Biryani Pointe 5747 Chevrolet Blvd. 440-638-6970 Parma Pit Stop 5388 Ridge Rd. 440-558-2683
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Piada Italian Street Food 8659 W. Ridgewood Dr. 440-499-4450
Sloppy Bobs 5994 State Rd. 440-340-4315
Two Bucks Parma 7880 Broadview Rd. 216-236-6555
Victoria’s Deli & Restaurant 6779 Ames Rd. 440-845-8922
Red Lobster 7607 Day Dr. 440-888-0990
Southside Diner 10705 W. Pleasant Valley Rd. 440-842-6888
Union House Bar & Restaurant 2713 Brookpark Rd. 216-635-0809
Rustic Pub 5771 Pearl Rd. 440-558-2926
Stancato’s Italian Restaurant 7380 State Rd. 440-886-6242
Every effort has been made to provide a complete and accurate restaurant list for the community magazine. Please contact us in reference to corrections as there are restaurant openings and closings in the area after the magazine is published.
Sittoo’s Pita & Salads 5870 Ridge Rd. 440-885-2525
State Road Pizza 5320 State Rd. 216-749-1122
Schnitz Ale Brewery 5729 Pearl Rd. 440-340-4353
Steak ’n Shake 6880 Ridge Rd. 440-887-9201
Seoul Garden Restaurant 5270 Pearl Rd. 216-661-5990
Twisted Taino Restaurant 5633 Pearl Rd. 216-939-5444
Parma Area Breweries and Wineries Schnitz Ale Brewery
Blue Monkey Brewing Company 5540 Wallings Rd. North Royalton 440-628-9152
Michael Angelo’s Winery 5515 Broadview Rd. Richfield 440-552-2815
Broadview Brewing Company 4001-A, Towpath Rd. Broadview Hts. 440-627-6017
Schnitz Ale Brewery 5729 Pearl Rd. 440-340-4353
Crooked River Wine 13200 York-Delta Dr. North Royalton 440-628-9900 Fat Head’s Brewery 17450 Engle Lake Dr. Middleburg Hts. 216-898-0242 Hoppy Dude Brews 1369 Ridge Rd. Hinckley 330-278-1072
The Cleveland Winery / Vino Veritas Cellars 4103 Memphis Ave. Cleveland 216-650-9877 Weymouth Farms & Orchard, Winery 2398 Weymouth Rd. Hinckley 330-460-4565 Working Class Brewery 17448 Lorain Ave., Kamm’s Corners 216-417-8082
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ADVERTISER INDEX A & J Trophy and Engraving Co. l Trophies / Engraving.........................pg 29 ABC Pawn Coin and Jewelry l Pawn Shop............................................pg 19
Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce l Chamber of Commerce..........................................................................pg 11
b.a Sweetie Candy Company l Candy Store.........................................pg 31
Old Brook High School - Parma Campus l Schools/Public/ Charter.............................................................................................pg 13, 17
Brooklyn Heights Cemetery Association l Cemetery...........................pg 24
Parma Area Chamber of Commerce l Chamber of Commerce.............pg 10
Capretta Insurance Agency l Insurance Services.................. Inside front cover
Parma City School District l School/Public.......................................pg 14, 15
City of Parma l City Government.............................................................pg 6
Pleasantview Care Center l Senior Services...........................................pg 20
City of Seven Hills l City Government...................................Inside back cover
ProSafe Storage Parma l Storage Facility...........................................pg 1, 14
Constellation Parma Community Schools l Schools/Public/ Charter.............................................................................................pg 13, 16
PSE Credit Union l Credit Union.........................................................pg 7, 13
Collaborative Chambers Alliance l Chambers of Commerce....................p 8 Cuyahoga County Public Library - Parma Branches l Library..............pg 22 Discount Drug Mart l Food Market/Pharmacy/Drugstore........................pg 17 Don Ramon Mexican Restaurant l Restaurant......................................pg 30 Firefighters Community Credit Union l Credit Union...........................pg 18 Howard Hanna l Realtors/Real Estate............................ pg 14, 18, Back cover Iler Networking & Computing l Networking & Computing Service/Sales...................................................................pg 13, 23 Image Builders Marketing l Community Magazine Publisher................pg 32
Schnitz Ale Brewery l Brewery/Restaurant.............................................pg 30 Saint Columbkille School l School/Private...............................................pg 3 Stearns Homestead l Educational Farm.................................................pg 29 Stratos Wealth Partners l Financial Advisor...........................................pg 27 The Czack Law Firm l Law Firm..............................................................pg 27 Trinity High School l School/ Private......................................................pg 28 Unity Catholic Federal Credit Union l Credit Union.............................pg 23 Van’s Auto Service & Tire Pros l Auto Service & Tire Center....................pg 9 Westwood Place Senior Living l Senior Living......................................pg 21
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