Parma Animal Shelter can help families find a perfect pet: Sun Postings

PARMA, Ohio — Parma Animal Shelter will have another kitten/cat adoption open house noon to 4 p.m. July 24 at the shelter, 6260 State Road, Parma. The shelter has many cats and kittens just waiting for a forever home.

Cost is $25 for single and bonded adult cats; $50 for one kitten and $75 for two kittens. Adoption fees will be reduced for the rest of the month.

Shelter officials said all cats and kittens are up to date on age-appropriate vetting.

Those who are adopting a cat/kitten should be prepared to bring or purchase a carrier to take home their adopted animal. If a kitten is adopted, they should have non-clumping litter at home for safety reasons. Also, all children younger than 14 who live in the home must be present for the adoption. In addition, a lease agreement or confirmable information of the pet policy is required.

REMINDER: If you’re looking for some summer reading material, all adult hardbound books that are part of the book sale at the Parma-Powers and Parma-Snow branches of the Cuyahoga County Public Library will be available for 50 cents. The book sale runs during library hours until Sept. 1.

The Parma-Powers Branch is at 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma; Parma-Snow is at 2121 Snow Road, Parma.

Musical moment: Girls with Squirrels will perform at 6:30 p.m., July 17 at Greenbrier Commons for the next Parma Heights summer concert.

Akron Symphonic Winds will play July 24 and Alley Katz, featuring Logan Wells and Patti Ann, are scheduled for Aug 7. The July 31 will be announced later.

Concert attendees should plan to bring a lawn chair. The events are hosted by Parma Heights Mayor Marie Gallo and the Parma Heights Recreation Department.

For more information, call 440-884-9606.

In Brooklyn, The Adjustments will perform at the 7 p.m. Brooklyn Concert in the Park July 20 in the Grand Pavilion at Veteran’s Memorial Park behind City Hall.

The Pork in the Road food truck will be on site for those who want to grab a bite to eat.

Pool fun: Parma Heights Recreation Department will have a “Christmas Eve-ning” event for adults 5-8 p.m. July 23 at the city pool at Greenbrier Commons.

Space is limited and registration is required. Cost is $20 for non-residents, $15 for residents for an evening of live music, dancing, swimming, food and games. The Jazz Guys will perform.

Admission includes food samples, “mocktails” and games.

Visit to sign up.

That’s a wrap: Congratulations to the incoming kindergarteners who participated in Safety Town in Independence this summer. Graduation took place last week for the last group of 23. They performed songs and rhymes about the safe practices they learned during the program for their parents, grandparents and family members.

Safety Town focuses on topics including fire, animal, bus, water and electrical safety and how to safely cross a street. The children learned poems and songs to help remind them how to be safe.

Among those who helped make Safety Town a success are Independence Police Officer Kevin Repicky and Sgt. Brad Borowy, program coordinator.

It also marked the last time Borowy will work with the program after 10 years.

Kudos to all who gave up two weeks of their summer to plan and implement the program and to supervise and instruct the children.

Almost time: Seven Hills residents should mark their calendars for the 48th annual Home Days celebration set for July 22-24. The celebration will include music, food, family-friendly fun and two nights of fireworks. Watch for more details.

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