Category Archives: News

Get the new P.C.M.C. CD!

The brand new self-titled CD by P.C.M.C. is here! Click the image below to print out the order form. You can also order online at https://purplecatfanclub.bigcartel.com/product/p-c-m-c-s-debut . Please make checks payable to Purple Cat. Print this order form and return to any site supervisor or mail completed form with payment to: PCMC 12 S. Phelps St. […]

Donation Day for Susan Cramer

Susan collects pennies at all our Purple Cat locations for St. Jude Children’s Hopital! She collects, rolls, and keeps the pennies in a special bank account and donates throughout the year. Today she got a donation cashier’s check written out for the amount of 700 dollars! Next time you see Susan around town tell her […]

June Employee Spotlight: Mark “Jimmy” Febres

PURPLE CAT: How many years have you worked at Purple Cat and Golden String? Jimmy: I don’t remember PURPLE CAT: What do you do for the organization? Jimmy I work the radio, clean the Phelps location, take the trash out and I play in PCMC. I work the radio, clean the Phelps location, take the […]

Volunteer says Purple Cat Prom is ‘heartwarming’

The annual Purple Cat Prom was at St. Nicholas Parish in Struthers Nathan Lehota STRUTHERS, Ohio (WKBN) – The Purple Cat is working with local youth groups to raise money for people with physical and mental disabilities, and to show them a good time. They hosted the annual Purple Cat Prom at St. Nicholas Parish in Struthers […]

Local Breweries Donate Spent Grains to Our Farm

Three local breweries, Noble Creature Cask House (Downtown Youngstown), Birdfish Brewery (Columbiana) and Crooked Tongue Brewery (Pulaski) are all donating their spent grains to Farmer Casey’s Ranch benefitting both Purple Cat and Golden String Inc. The farm uses the spent grains for composting and animal feed. The spent grains help break down recyclables into usable […]

May Employee Spotlight: Anthony Carelly

PURPLE CAT: How many years have you worked at Purple Cat and Golden String? Anthony: 3 Years PURPLE CAT: What do you do for the organization? Anthony Outside work crew – Animal care, mulching, mowing the lawn, weed-wacking. It reminds me of Summer and I like the nice trucks in the music video. PURPLE CAT: […]

Eastgate Helps Golden String and Purple Cat

Eastgate, through a federal Appalachian Grant with Mahoning County, Coitsville Township, and Golden String and Purple Cat, granted sanitary sewer lines for Farmer Casey’s Ranch. They consider us a success story. Here is Jimmy Sutman and others to explain. Thanks, Eastgate and Congressman Tim Ryan!

April Employee Spotlight: Robert Wilcox

PURPLE CAT: How many years have you worked at Purple Cat and Golden String? ROBERT: A long time. A few years perhaps. My memory gets the best of me sometimes. PURPLE CAT: What do you do for the organization? ROBERT: I wash and put away dishes at Gallagher’s Lunch Bucket. My favorite part of my […]

March Employee Spotlight: Elizabeth Jones & Alexis Kroski

ELIZABETH PURPLE CAT: How many years have you worked at Purple Cat and Golden String? CHELSEA: Not even one year. PURPLE CAT: What do you do for the organization? CHELSEA:I work with the wonderful Alexis Kroski. We pal around and enjoy the Purple Cat. “You’re a True Friend”- Hannah Montana. I like it because Alexis […]

Video: Help Wanted at Purple Cat

If you are interested in employment with The Purple Cat or ISLE, Inc., please fill out our online application .

February Employee Spotlight: Chelsea Moritz

PURPLE CAT: How many years have you worked at Purple Cat and Golden String? CHELSEA: I have been here close to two years. PURPLE CAT: What do you do for the organization? CHELSEA: I help take care of the tortoise named Scat Man/Shelly. It is a lot of fun, and I get paid for doing […]

PCMC Live at OH WOW: First Night Youngstown

Purple Cat Records presents: PCMC Live at Oh Wow First Night Youngstown 11 W. Federal Street Doors open at 7pm Show at 7:30pm First Night Buttons now available for purchase at www.firstnightyoungstown.com/purchase-buttons $10 gets you into every venue and activity

December Employee Spotlight: Mary Long

Q.) How many years have you worked/volunteered at Isle, Purple Cat, or Golden String? A.) 3 months Q.) What do you do for the organization? A.) Behavioral Support Specialist/Day Program Instructor at St Lucy’s Q.) Name a client from Isle, Purple Cat, or Golden String that inspires you, and why. A.) I’m inspired by all […]

The Purple Cat: Catalyst for Hope

The Purple Cat transforms the lives of the area’s disabled “I saw Joe’s big smile as he got off that bus and knew we were going to be friends,” Jimmy Sutman recalls. Nearly 20 years on, and Jimmy has befriended many Joes. As the progenitor of The Purple Cat, a multifaceted nonprofit serving the region’s […]

Purple Cat Honey Now Available

Direct from our very own Golden String Bee Apiary comes Purple Cat Honey. Why is it good to eat LOCAL honey? Bees that jump from one flower to the next end up covered in pollen spores, which are then transferred to their honey. Just a spoonful a day can help build up immunity through gradual […]

November Employee Spotlight: Sarah Gilfoyle

Q: How long have you worked at the Purple Cat? A: Four years Q: What are your job duties and what do you enjoy doing the most? A: I work in the Candy Store at Oakhill. I stock supplies while also making popcorn and coffee. I enjoy interacting with all of the people that come […]

Workers with Disabilities Good Fit for Seasonal Work

The Purple Cat is a local business that promotes awareness of the issue year round. They offer day programs, job training, and job opportunities. YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month , and one of the issues facing people with disabilities is finding employment. The Purple Cat is a local business that promotes awareness of the […]

Frizzle Chickens Come to Farm

Thanks to our friend, Wayne Volin, we now have two frizzle chickens at our farm. The male, Joey G, and the female, Rhonda, now dwell with many other chickens and turkeys.

We survived Irma!

As Hurricane Irma’s high winds barreled down on Florida, the brave Purple Catters decided to embark on a journey they’d never forget. They didn’t let Irma impact their trip. They stayed on course & landed in sunny Myrtle Beach on September 10th, 2017. As they eye of the storm hit the south, our friends were […]

Duck Dynasty

“Duck Dynasty is being developed to help maintain the health and well-being of the clients/general public, the ducks and the farm as a whole.” -Curt Moore Duck Dynasty will roughly be a 9,000 square feet duck habitat—4,500 square feet in water and 4,500 square feet on land. The duck island and the duck house will […]