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

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

The cost is $25 for single and bonded adult chats; $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 checks.

Those adopting a cat/kitten should be prepared to bring or purchase a carrier to bring their adopted animal home. If a kitten is adopted, they should have non-clumping litter at home for safety reasons. Also, all children under the age of 14 who live in the home must be present for the adoption. Additionally, a rental agreement or information confirming the pet policy is required.

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

The Parma-Powers branch is located at 6996 Powers Blvd., Parma; Parma-Snow is located 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 Summer Concert in Parma Heights.

Akron Symphonic Winds will play July 24, and Alley Katz, featuring Logan Wells and Patti Ann, is scheduled for August 7. 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 7 p.m. Brooklyn Concert in the Park July 20 at the Grand Pavilion in Veteran’s Memorial Park behind City Hall.

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

Pool fun: The Parma Heights Recreation Department will have a “Christmas Eve event for adults from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. July 23 at the Greenbrier Commons Municipal Pool.

Places are limited and registration is compulsory. The cost is $20 for non-residents and $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 cityofparmaheights.activityreg.com/selectactivity register.

This is a wrap: Congratulations to the incoming kindergartens 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 such as fire, animal, bus, water and electrical safety and how to cross a street safely. Children learned poems and songs to remind them how to be safe.

Among those who have contributed to the success of Safety Town are Independence Police Officer Kevin Repicky and Sgt. Brad Borowy, program coordinator.

It was also the last time Borowy would work with the program after 10 years.

Kudos to everyone who dedicated two weeks of their summer to planning and implementing the program and supervising and instructing the children.

Almost time: seven hills residents should mark their calendars for the 48th annual Family Days celebration scheduled for July 22-24. The celebration will include music, food, family entertainment and two nights of fireworks. Watch for details.

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