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Henninger Homestead Dedication

On September 14, 2013, West Creek Conservancy hosted a ceremony at Parma’s Henninger Homestead to dedicate the site’s newly installed Ohio Historical marker. The dedication ceremony featured speakers including The Honorable Tim DeGeeter, Mayor of Parma, Chuck Germana, Cuyahoga County District 4 Councilman, Dave Vasarhelyi, Founder of West Creek Conservancy and Derek Schafer, Executive Director,…
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Why I Donated My Property on Ridge Road

by Al Penko. Growing up on Wallings Road in Broadview Heights near the North Royalton border in the 1940s and 1950s most of the farms had been sold or at least not worked.  New building was going on along the main roads such as Wallings, State and Sprague with farmers selling pieces of their property…
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The Value of Natural Lands

by Christina Kessler-Sarson. When I was six years old, my family built a new house on a winding dead-end street in a beautiful shady valley. Before long, our yard seemed too small and we ventured out to the woods. Holding hands with Mom or Dad, we crossed Ridge Road and discovered new wonders of nature…
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