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Dee Schafer is the author of Don Drumm: The Sculptor-Designer Craftsman. She gave away a signed copy of her book along with a decorative dish made by Don with his signature sun design on it. Dee will have a book signing next Saturday, July 22, at Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, 437 Crouse St. in Akron. The signing is in conjunction with an exhibit of full-size cars that are painted wildly. Dee will be there from 3 to 5 p.m., but if you don't happen to make it that day, you can get copies of Dee's book on Amazon or ebay for $18.99; you can email Dee directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and buy a copy for $15 plus sales tax; or you can make a purchase any day at Don Drumm Studios & Gallery and also buy a copy of the book for $12.

Tom Wolski is the owner of the Epoxy Shoppe, 2884 S. Arlington Rd., Suite B, behind the Arlington Road Starbucks in Akron. Tom sells kits for do-it-yourselfers who want to install epoxy surfaces on their floors, counter tops or even furniture. He and his crew also will install them for you if you're not inclined to do the work yourself. Epoxy surfaces are chemical-, heat- and UV-resistant, and they're reasonably priced compared to many other surface materials. The first question that homeowners ask Tom after he installs an epoxy surface is how to clean it, and Tom used to tell them to buy a PH-neutral cleaning agent. But now he has an even better solution for them: Sofia's Soy Floor and All-Purpose Cleaners. Tom, who is a chemist, teamed up with another chemist to develop the products, which are environmentally friendly, highly effective and produced in Akron. They're available at the Epoxy Shoppe. For more information, visit the website.

We've had members of the Munroe Falls Paranormal Society on the show before, and most of the time they've talked about the vast majority of their investigations in which they debunk notions that paranormal activities are going on. Not this time. Eric Haney and Jessica Toth told a couple of hair-raising tales from their investigations into strange occurrences at the old Masonic Temple on Euclid Avenue in Cleveland and, closer to home for Akronites, at Thursday's Lounge near the University of Akron. The Akron investigation is the subject of the group's upcoming episode of their show Mysterious Midwest on YouTube. It's released July 26, the day of a watch party that's open to the public at Thursday's Lounge. To find out more information about the watch party, visit the group's Facebook page. For general information about the Munroe Falls Paranormal Society or to reach someone about investigating a possible ghost, visit the website. The group does not charge for its services. The members are in it for the satisfaction of scientific inquiry. 




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