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Mary Beth Breckenridge was the co-host on My Beautiful Home today.  Mary Beth is the former home writer for the Akron Beacon Journal, whose column graced the Saturday ABJ Home section for many years. A proponent of print media advised the listeners to buy their paper to learn the accurate facts of a story.  The big news is Mary Beth is starting a new career, she is becoming a real estate agent. She will  be with Howard Hanna, 2603 W. Market St., 330-836-9300.  Check this website for the next time Mary Beth will be on My Beautiful Home to discuss homes in Akron.

South Akron Awning is currently reinstalling the awnings that were taken down last fall.  Jack Carroll said that this is one of the service that his company does.  Jack said that there are many new colors and designs.  Not all stripes either, South Akron Awning has a European selection that include interesting textures.  Jack also suggested that more customers are using awning curtains in the winter.  Because outdoor living has become popular, one needs outdoor furniture.  The problem is where to store it.  You can keep it on the porch or patio where your summer awning are used.  When South Akron Awning takes down the awnings in the fall they can be replace with exterior curtains to protect your outdoor furniture until next summer.  For more information, give Jack a call at 330.848.7611 or visit the website.

Jacqueline Kowalski, agricultural and natural resource educator from the OSU Extension said that there are a wide range of service available from the Extension.  One of the favorite is the "Ask the Expert" a gardening question.  Every Tuesday from 9 a.m to Noon, you can call 330.929.4768 (listen for the Master Gardener Prompt) and ask a gardening expert a question and get a real time answer.  Also coming up on June 24 is the 2017 Tour of Gardens, Gardens of Distinction, tickets are $20 for more information or to buy a ticket visit the website.

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