My Beautiful Home Show

September 13, 2014

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.

September 6, 2014

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.

 

 

August 30, 2014

Julian Godbarge of Safer Brand says that fall is the perfect time to give your lawn the help it needs. Safer Brand is an affordable organic lawn care program that homeowners can use themselves. For more information: Safer Brand

Helena Larios is the coordinator of the Global Village Festival of Greater Akron, which takes place from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Locks 3 and 4 in downtown Akron. Go for great ethnic food, live performances, interactive and educational international exhibits and more. For details, visit Facebook

     

August 23, 2014

Eileen Moats owns Stagecoach Antiques with her father Leo Walters, who founded the business. This year, they started offering monthly specials, which have been a great success with customers. Stagecoach has a lot of everyday items as well as unusual ones, including a newly acquired collection of silverplated service pieces from the Portage Hotel, which was built in 1911 and torn down a couple of decades ago. Visit the shop at 449 W. Market St., Akron. For more information: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 330.762.5422 or visit stagecoach-antiques or Stagecoach Facebook.

Down the street from Stagecoach Antiques is the Bookseller, Inc., a purveyor of unusual, used and rare books, with large holdings in local history, areonautics, military subjects, fiction, cookbooks, art books, postcards, maps and ephemera. Co-owner Andrea Klein says that her father, Frank Klein, still works in the family business, which he started with his father in the 1940s. The annual sale is coming up Sept. 6 through the 14th. The shop is at 39 Westgate Circle in Akron.  For more information: visit Facebook, call 330.865.5831 or check out the website, The Bookseller.

Leianne Neff Hepner, president and CEO of the Summit County Historical Society, invited listeners to attend the society's 11th annual Rubber City Road Rally, celebrating its 90th anniversary, on Sept. 13. For more information about this fun event, visit the Road Rally site. A week later, on Sept. 20, the historical society's Perkin Stone Mansion will be one of the locations for Highland Square's Porch Rokr Festival in which rock bands play on different porches around the area. For more information about this free event, visit Porch Rokr. For more information about the historical society, call 330.535.1120 or visit Facebook or Summit County Historical Society

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