SEVEN HILLS, Ohio – The growing season is drawing to a close, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t find great, fresh produce at the area’s farmers markets.

The Seven Hills Farmer’s Market continues from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through September 30 at 7221 Broadview Road, corner of Hillside and Broadview Road in Seven Hills. Find out about the vendors and the fresh produce they offer.

Luther Farmer’s Market will end its 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. season on September 19 at the former Middle School site, 6565 Brecksville Road, Independence.

In addition to the farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, Cecelia’s sweet treats, Nani soaps, The Honeyest One and more are available.

The market will close in case of bad weather.

Sole-full fundraising: Independence High School Music Department collect 2,500 pairs of lightly used or new shoes as part of a “One Full” fundraiser. Any type and size of footwear is acceptable, as long as it is not broken or excessively worn.

The shoes collected are used to support sellers of microenterprises – small businesses in developing countries – which are typically operated by one person or a small group of family and friends.

All unwanted footwear should be wrapped or wrapped and dropped off in one of two collection bins inside the Independence Civic Center or in the main lobby of the IHS. Shoes will be accepted until October 1st.

Empty the shelter: The Parma animal shelter is reducing kitten adoption fees for the month of September as part of its Empty Shelter initiative. The fee for a kitten is $ 80; $ 120 for two.

PAS officials said adoptions continued to be done by appointment only. Prospective pet parents can complete an online adoption application at

The shelter will also host an open house for kittens from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on September 26 at the shelter, 6260 State Road, Parma.

Those interested in adopting a kitten need the owner’s approval (rental agreement if applicable), anyone under the age of 10 living in the house must be present, adopters must have a carrier or in buy a cardboard one for $ 5 and they must have non-clumping clay litter in the house.

Cash, check (with valid ID), or credit card ($ 2.50 fee) are acceptable methods of payment for the fee.

The shelter will not put any deductions on the kittens. Additionally, the shelter policy does not allow people to purchase pets as gifts.

To view adoptable animals or for more information visit

Clearance sale: Presbyterian Church of Independence will have its clearance sale throughout the church from September 23 to 24 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on September 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6624 Public Square (west side).

Items for sale range from aquariums to zippers and everything in between. Event organizers say there will be plenty of great bargains available. The proceeds of the sale benefit the general fund of the church.

The remaining items will be donated to local charities.

Call the church office at 216-525-6307 with any questions.

Community craft sale: The Parma community craft sale will take place September 16-18 at dozens of locations across the city. All types of arts and crafts will be sold, including Halloween decorations, holiday and seasonal items, canvases, prints, knitted and crocheted items, candles, jewelry, table runners, cross stitch, wooden crafts, wreaths, ornaments, soaps, jams. , wooden frames, handmade blankets, afghans and more.

Residents can purchase a sales permit for $ 5 and hold a sale in their garage or yard to sell their items.

To thank : Members of Rock-side church in Independence wanted to show their gratitude to local businesses for their service during the COVID-19 pandemic, so they took to the streets on September 8 to accomplish their mission.

The church, nestled in the heart of Independence’s business community, visited 70 offices, restaurants, schools, banks and medical facilities in the area to bless them. They brought bags full of goodies to brighten up employees’ days, while providing affirmation and encouragement to those they met.

“We want the people around us to feel valued and cared for amid the challenges they courageously faced throughout the pandemic. Their hard work and commitment has not gone unnoticed, and we consider it a joy to honor them for it, ”said Reverend Michele Thompson, Senior Pastor of Rockside Church.

Thompson said church members wanted to thank “wholeheartedly (to the business community) for being the backbone of the city.”

Walk for life: ICU Cuyahoga County will be holding a March for Life on September 18 at Veterans Memorial Park, 6328 State Road, Parma. Registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m., with the walk at 9 a.m. For more information visit The event will support women in Cuyahoga County struggling with unplanned pregnancy.

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