SEVEN HILLS, Ohio — The growing season is nearing an end, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still find some great fresh produce at area farmers markets.
The Seven Hills Farmers Market continues from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30 at 7221 Broadview Road, at the corner of Hillside and Broadview roads in Seven Hills. Check out the vendors and fresh produce they offer.
Luther’s Farm Market will wrap up its season from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 19 at the old Middle School site, 6565 Brecksville Road, Independence.
In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables from the farm, Cecelia’s Sweet Delights, Nani Soaps, The Honeyest One and more products are available.
The market will close in case of inclement weather.
‘Sole-full’ fundraiser: Independence High School’s Music Department is collecting 2,500 pairs of gently worn or new shoes as part of a “sole-full” fundraiser. Any type and size of shoes are acceptable, as long as they’re not broken or excessively worn.
The collected shoes are used to support micro-enterprise vendors — small businesses in developing nations — that are typically operated by one person or a small group of family and friends.
Any unwanted shoes should be bagged or boxed and dropped off at one of the two collection bins inside Independence Civic Center or the IHS main lobby. Shoes will be accepted until Oct. 1.
Empty the shelter: The Parma Animal Shelter is reducing kitten adoption fees for the month of September as part of its empty-the-shelter initiative. Fee for one kitten is $80; $120 for two.
PAS officials said adoptions continue to be by appointment only. Prospective pet parents can fill out an adoption application online at parmashelter.org.
The shelter also will have a kitten open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at the shelter, 6260 State Road, Parma.
Those interested in adopting a kitten need landlord approval (lease agreement, if applicable), anyone younger than 10 living in the house must be present, adopters must have a pet carrier or purchase a cardboard one for $5 and they must have non-clumping clay litter at home.
Cash, check (with a valid ID) or a credit card ($2.50 fee) are acceptable payment forms for fees.
The shelter will not place a hold on any kittens. Also, shelter policy does not permit people to purchase pets to give as gifts.
To view adoptable animals or for more information, visit parmashelter.org.
Rummage sale: Independence Presbyterian Church will have its church-wide rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23-24 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25 at 6624 Public Square (west side).
Sale items range from aquariums to zippers and everything in between. Event organizers say there will be plenty of bargains available. Proceeds from the sale benefit the church’s general fund.
Leftover 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 be Sept. 16-18 at dozens of addresses throughout the city. All types of arts and crafts items will be sold, including Halloween decorations, holiday and seasonal items, canvas art, 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 sale permit for $5 and host a sale in their garage or yard to sell their items.
Giving thanks: Members of Rockside 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 Sept. 8 to fulfill 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 along with bags filled with goodies to brighten employees’ days, as well as offering affirmation and encouragement to those they met.
“We want the people around us to feel appreciated and cared for amid the challenges that they have bravely risen to face throughout the pandemic. Their hard work and commitment have not gone unnoticed, and we consider it a joy to honor them for it,” said the Rev. Michele Thompson, Rockside Church’s lead pastor.
Thompson said the church members want to extend “a heartfelt thank you (to the business community) for being the backbone of the city.”
Walk for Life: ICU Cuyahoga County will have a Walk for Life Sept. 18 at Veterans Memorial Park, 6328 State Road, Parma. Registration is from 8 to 9 a.m., with the walk at 9. For more information, visit ICUMobile.org/CuyWalk. The event will support women in Cuyahoga County who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy.
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