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Message from Mayor Kleem

As Thanksgiving approaches, we are reminded that Christmas and Chanukah are not far behind.

That means it’s time for the Jack Frost Festival of Lights, which this year will be Saturday, Dec. 3 in downtown Berea.

I invite you and your family to join me as we welcome winter and the winter holidays with our annual parade and tree-lighting. The parade will step off at 5:30 p.m. from the municipal parking lot behind City Hall.  If you or your organization would like to march in the parade or create a float, please contact Norma Kleem at or call (440) 234-3080. All parade participants must be pre-registered.

After the parade, we’ll light the Christmas tree on the Triangle and there will be a fireworks display atop downtown buildings. Santa will be on hand, too. Kids and adults can enjoy the “iceless” rink set up at McKelvey Park plus a miniature Ferris wheel and merry-go-round. The Rotary Club of Berea will again serve hot cocoa and cookies.

There is plenty to see and do in Berea over the holidays. The Jack Frost Festival is a great way to start the season.

Our special thanks to our sponsors, who make such community events possible. Their support enables us to offer the Jack Frost Festival, Harvest Fest, community music concerts and movies for free. It’s not too late to contribute. Our next community event is the Community Garage Sale in May. To become a sponsor or for more information, contact Megan Pochatek at or call (440) 274-5608.



In the Spotlight



  • Poultry Notice

    For any owners of poultry that have more then the maximum number of poultry animals permitted in new ordinance 905.03.01  Poultry Notice


  • Ready Notify

    The City of Berea is implementing a new Emergency Notification System called
          ReadyNotify -ReadyNotify.pdf

  • Berea Community Outreach

    Berea Community Outreach is in need of donations of Spaghetti Sauce, Peanut Butter, Hamburger Helper, Pasta & Sauce, Chicken Rice, Mac & Cheese, Cans of Soup and other non-perishable food items. Call 440-826-4891 for drop off locations.


  • Berea Animal Rescue

    The Berea Animal Rescue is in need of foster homes for kittens and cats and occasionally dogs and puppies. Volunteers needed, contact Jane at 216-443-1670 for more information. Training, supplies and cages provided.

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