Richard Ruscin of All Natural Skylights represents Solatube, "The Miracle Skylight," a high-performance tubular skylight that delivers natural light to interior rooms that don't have windows. For more information: 440.570.7526 or allnaturalskylights.com
Edd Krammer, owner of Krammer Comfort Services, talked about the importance of have your furnace and air conditioning system checked annually. Not only for your own peace of mind, but if you have a newer system, if it is not checked annually might void the factory warranty. Ed said that there are new systems add ons that inhibit the spread of airborne germs like the flu bug. For more information: Krammer Comfort or 440.709.HEAT (4328)
Nancy Self, executive dierctor of Nazareth Housing Development Corporation, and Michael Steel, the director of the board, say that support -- both of money and time -- is important to help the organization fulfill its mission, which is to develop housing for low- and moderate-income families in Summit County. One way to support these efforts is to attend this year's Monster Mash, which will be at Paolo's Lounge & Bar, 1 W. Exchange St. on Saturday, Oct. 25, starting at 7 p.m. The event, admission $10 with advanced registration, $15 at the door, includes music by Roxxymoron, a costume contest, silent auction, along with fantastic food and drink. For tickets, registration or more information: 330.374.1526, Nazareth Housing Development Corporation or Facebook.
Nazareth House is having the 2nd Annual Making Houses into Homes Breakfast on thursday, October 2, at the Akron Urban League's, President's Hall, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd. Breakfast is at 7:30, the program 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. It is a free event but registration is a must. My Beautiful Home listeners mention that you heard about it on the show and there will be a free gift waiting for you at the door. For registration or more information; 330.374.7526, Nazareth Housing Development Corporation.
Now's the time to make sure that your heating system is up to par. Brian Echols of Echols Heating & Air Conditioning advises homeowners to make sure that their yearly furnace inspection includes a combustion analysis. Also, check out the Rembrandt and Tucker houses in this year's Parade of Homes, which concludes tomorrow at 5:30 p.m. Echols installed the heating and cooling systems in both of those homes, using top-of-the-line Carrier equipment. To reach Echols: 330.773.3500 or echolsheating.com. For information on the Parade of Homes: Akron Parade of Homes.
Don Corbett, founder of ServiceMaster by Corbett, says that homeowners can prevent flood damage by making sure that everyone in the household can locate the main water shutoff valve. ServiceMaster by Corbett will send a bright yellow tag to place on the valve to anyone who calls the office at 330.864.7300. For more, visit the website.
Joann Montgomery is the co-owner of Gilmores Treasures in Hudson, a boutique that also offers manicures and pedicures, shopping trips to New York City (the next one is on Nov. 29) and catered parties that combine everything that we love: food, drink, shopping and nail services. For more information, call 330.650.0005 or visit the Facebook page.
Joyce Pelz of NaturaLawn of America says this is aeration season. Aeration brings all the natural nutrients that are locked in your soil to the surface. This promotes immediate growth throughout the fall until the ground freezes. In the spring when the thaw comes, your lawn is ready for fantastic growth. For more information: 330.920.9178 or NaturaLawn-Summit County
The Parade of Homes, presented by the Home Builders Association of Portage and Summit Counties, began this weekend at the King's Ridge neighborhood in Green and at various sites around the area. The single site features five homes on one street and one around the corner on Caston Road. Fourteen other homes, in locations ranging from downtown Akron to Hudson, Medina and Ravenna, will be part of the Parade as well. It continues through Sunday, Sept. 21. Hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, visit the HBA website.
Carmine Torio, executive vice president of the Home Builders Association Serving Portage and Summit Counties, and Stephanie Cherok, CFO of Kemppel Homes, talked about the Parade of Homes, which starts next weekend at the King's Ridge neighborhood in Green and at various sites around the area. The single site features five homes on one street and one around the corner on Caston Road. Fourteen other homes, in locations ranging from downtown Akron to Hudson, Medina and Ravenna, will be part of the Parade as well. It starts Saturday, Sept. 13, and continues through Sunday, Sept. 21. Hours are: Saturdays and Sundays, 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, Sept. 19, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, pick up a Harmon Homes magazine or visit the HBA website.
David Giffels, former columnist for the Akron Beacon Journal, is the author of "The Hard Way on Purpose," about growing up -- and most significantly -- deciding to settle in Akron at a time when many of his peers were leaving the area. He will be part of a "Community Conversation" at the Akron Art Museum this Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. He'll sign books beginning at 5 p.m. His book also is available in bookstores and online. For more information, visit David's website.
Helena Larios says that the Global Village Festival of Greater Akron is a celebration of the ethnic diversity in our region. The festival, which takes place next Saturday, Sept. 13, from noon to 9 p.m. at Locks 3 and 4 in downtown Akron, features music, presentations, food and much more. For more information, visit akrongvf.org.