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Polish Village Resident is Artist of the Month

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in News, Photos | Comments Off on 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 husband Brian live in the Polish Village area of Parma and have lived in Parma most of their lives. They are both proud graduates of Parma High School. Jill is an amateur photographer. Her love of photography started when dad, Gary Soukup, bought her a camera at age 11. Tinkering with her camera has brought her great joy and some unique and unusual shots, too. She eventually migrated over to a DSLR Nikon camera. In addition to portraits, she loves nature and the capturing...

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Artsy flamingos are flocking to perches throughout the city

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 in News, Photos | Comments Off on 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 Stash Mingo-ski, which is a tribute to “Big Chuck” Schodowski’s character immortalized in numerous comedy skits. Mabin’s work of art is in residence at the Key Bank branch at Ridge and Ridgewood roads. Paulette Kall created a Ghoulardi Flamingo that is on display at the Local Tavern. One of the most intricate birds is Annette Mannion’s Lego Flamingo at Colozza’s Bakery. Mannion used 1,300 pieces to build a bird. The second annual Flamingo Fever Banquet & Auction will be held Sept. 20 at St....

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FREE TICKETS! Summertime Fun!

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in News, Photos | Comments Off on 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 stories will receive a pair of tickets for baseball on Friday night, August 22, 2014, to Union Night for the Captains vs. Fort Wayne Game at Classic Park in Eastlake Ohio. And, with your permission, your stories may be used in future editions of the Parma Observer. Friends of Parma Theater is an all volunteer group of concerned citizens committed to the cause of saving the Parma Theater. The mission is to cultivate a creative arts district and multi-use facility to enrich and educate...

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Flocks of Flamingos Have Been Sighted!

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in News, Photos | Comments Off on 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 as the robins are. Although many local communities welcome these fantastic tropical beauties into their gardens and on their lawns, they are more frequently found in Parma. Last year the very first ever public art exhibition, Flamingo Fever, was sponsored by the Polish Village CDC [Old World Parma], in Parma. This event was so well received by the community that it was decided to make it an annual event. “So, what is Flaming Fever?” you ask. It is a public art exhibition. Artistically minded...

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Polish Village is #1

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 in News, Photos | Comments Off on 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 by Channel 5, was presented in each community. Five neighborhoods or streets were chosen within each to compete. Residents from the viewing area were given the opportunity to vote their choice on The winner is featured on a Channel 5 news segment. Polish Village won by a slight margin over Ukrainian Village for the number one slot in Parma. On Friday, June 13th, newscaster Leon Bibb met with representatives of Polish Village to present the Building Better Neighborhood’s sign. The festivities commenced in...

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Polish Village is Parma’s Best Neighborhood!

Posted by on Jun 17, 2014 in News, Videos | Comments Off on Polish Village is Parma’s Best Neighborhood!

Polish Village Voted Best Neighborhood in Parma! Source: WEWS Channel 5 Building Better Neighborhoods See also: BBN: Volunteer...

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