Bruce Miller is The Well Doctor, and his aim is to “get the smell out of your well and the stink out of your drink.” He’s busy this time of year helping homeowners whose wells have stopped working because of lightning strikes. Bruce says that when a bolt hits the ground, it can create “a giant spider web of fried earth” that can wreak havoc with your well pump and anything else that’s connected to it, including your hot water tank, water softener, washing machine and dishwasher. Damage from a lightning strike is often covered by insurance, but you need an expert like Bruce to diagnose the problem correctly so that you have the proof to give to your insurance company. To reach him, call 330.815.2471 or visit his website.
A leprechaun visited the studio today. Actually, it was Meralie Pocock, owner of Mr. Fun’s Costumes & Magic Emporium, who was dressed in kelly green from her miniature top hat to her cutaway coat and shamrock bow tie. Meralie loves to dress in costume, and she and her team relish helping their customers express themselves that way as well. Even those who are shy about dressing in character can celebrate a holiday with a well-placed accessory like a green and orange beaded necklace adorned with plastic shamrocks. Mr. Fun’s rents, sells and even makes and repairs costumes and accessories. Visit the store at 4130 State Rd. in Cuyahoga Falls. For more information, call 330.923.3339 or visit the website.
Kendall Taylor, chairman of external events for the Akron Woman’s City Club, said that the club, which started in the 1920s, has many membership levels and also offers events and activities that are open to non-members. They all take place at the club’s Italian Revival mansion at 732 W. Exchange St. For example, the public is welcome to enjoy the twice-monthly Sunday brunches that are held in the club’s restaurant, or attend the March 16 “Spring Canvas and Cabernet” event, which involves happy hour and painting. Coach House Theatre, located in the mansion’s coach house, has a great lineup of plays that also are open to the public. Nancy Cates, artistic director of Coach House Theatre, says that the community theater has been producing plays for 90 years. It’s one of the four oldest community theaters in the country, Nancy says. Carol Landis, chairman of the theater’s board of directors, says that she and all the others on the board are involved because they love theater. Carol says that they appreciate the terrific work of Nancy and her husband, Terry Burgler, who’s also active with the theater. The next production, John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, opens March 16 and runs through April 9. For tickets, call 888.71.TICKETS (888.718.4253, option 1) or 330.434.7741. For more information, visit the website.
Bruce Yacko is the creator of JAWS, the Just Add Water System of concentrated, environmentally sensitive cleaning products for the home. Sales have been booming, he says. In 2016, store sales doubled and online sales tripled. The company keeps expanding internationally and recently moved into the Netherlands, Norway, the Middle East and Australia. And Bruce says they’re working on Korea. The products include a window cleaner that’s safe enough to use on computer and TV screens. There’s also a granite cleaner, and cleaners for wood floors and bathrooms. They’re available at Discount Drug Marts in the Akron area, at other stores throughout the U.S. and online.
Now available: D.A. Schafer’s book on Akron’s premier artist Don Drumm. Titled Don Drumm: The Sculptor-Designer Craftsman, the large-format paperback has full-color photos of Don’s works. You can get it on Amazon for $19.99.