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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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Marge Klein, owner of the Peanut Shoppe at 203 S. Main Street said they have been in business roasting peanuts since the 1930's. In addition to peanuts, the Peanut Shoppe has many other nuts, candies, and for the summer soft serve yogurt.  Check out Facebook or call 330-376-7020

 Retired judge, Jane Bond is on the board of Partners for Theater, an organization that provides support to area theatrical companies. Partners in Theater is presenting Summit Stage Fest at Highland Square, on June 3.  Summit Stage Fest will feature free unique theater presentations lasting one hour from over 20 theater groups from 11 am to 4 pm on four outdoor stages and 2 indoor stages. For more information visit the website  

Tim Eberhardt, owner of the House of Eberhardt, said that this weekend, Memorial Day, makes people aware of the need for pre-planning their own funeral arrangements.  Because it isn't a subject that is often talked about, getting your wishes down in writing and paid for in advance of one's passing eliminates the chance for confusion.  House of Eberhardt welcomes no obligations discussions of funeral options.  For more information call 330-644-5005 or visit the website

Hannah Gerbec, owner of Aunt Hannah's Antiques is also the chairman of the Barberton Merchant's Association. Aunt Hannah's Antiques has a large inventory of great items. Currently Aunt Hannah has many collectible cast iron peices. For more information visit Facebook.  The Barberton Downtown Merchants Association sponsors the downtown Barberton monthly 4th Friday evening event with food, fun and entertainment.

  

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Ellen Otto, special events coordinator for Crown Point Ecology Center reminded listeners that this is the last day for the annual Organic Plant sale today until 4 p.m. The next big event is the 18th annual "Taste of Earth" gala on August 20.  Crown Point is located at 3220 Ira Rd., Bath.  For more information call 330.668.8992 or visit the website

Bob Doherty, regional manager for Wolff Brothers Supply, 1200 Kelly Ave., discussed the confusing selection of newly available light bulbs.  It is no longer watts but lumens.  On every bulb package there is a bulb fact sheet that outlines the quality and features of that bulb. Bob recommends that to aid you in your quest for the perfect bulb, engage the internet while you are bulb shopping.   This way you can find out how many lumens you need of a particular type of bulb to replicate the power and color of those six old 100 watt incandescent bulbs you have in the fixture above the vanity in your bathroom.  Bob also gave us a tip, halogen bulbs are the first cousin of old time incandescent bulbs. Wolff Bros has electrical, plumbing supplies to the trade and has a design staff to help customers with the remodeling of their kitchens and baths.  For more information call 330.773.1077 or visit the website

 

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Pat Stahl chairman of the Bath Volunteers for Service said the Volunteers are  presenting the Bath Tour of Distinctive Homes. Last year's home tour raised $35,000 for local charities. The self-guided driving home tour takes place Thursday May 25 from 9:30 to 3:00.  There are several ticket packages that include lunch and van transportation.  Check the website for details. Fred Zumpanno said there are 6 stunning and unusual homes on the tour.  The newest home is a log cabin. For more information and to purchase a ticket go the website or call330.665.4523

Carli Molinelli, events and marketing coordinator for the Akron Zoo invited moms, grandmothers, and great grandmothers to visit the zoo free tomorrow, Mother's Day, May 14, 2017.  Carli said that you can now come to the Zoo on your bike.The zoo has just opened a new bike center. According to the zoo website, if you arrive by bike, between May 15 and  May 31, you will receive a 50% on your admission. The bike center has lockers, bike locking and an air pump.  Coming in early June is the new Curious Creatures exhibit.For more information call 330.375.2550 or visit the website

Johna Economou is third generation president of  the almost 100 year old Pearl Coffee Company. Pearl Coffee roasts coffees from all over the world. Pear Coffee is sold at all the Acme stores under the Acme label.  Pearl also sells their own brand, Diana, named after the goddess of the hunt, at their facility at 675 S. Broadway which is open daily to the public.  Available at the store is a vast array of coffee strengths from light to full bodied, flavored coffees, gift baskets and chocolate covered coffee beans. For more information call, 330.253.7184 or visit their facebook page

Kendall Taylor from the Akron Woman's City Club invited listeners to a brunch next Saturday from 8 to 10 a.m which will include a live radio remote with MBH's good friend and radio next door neighbor, Tom Dayton of Dayton Nursery.  Tom will be available in person at the club or on the air to answer gardening questions.  Give the Woman's cCity Club a call for a reservation. For more information call 330.762.6261 

 

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Our guest today were:

Ron Krueger, owner of A Plus Wildlife Control, who's an expert in ridding your home of unwanted visitors like bats and raccoons. He and his team also clean up the mess they make. Visit his website for more information.

Nate Eppink, Chief of Community Engagement for the Summit Metro Parks, talked about some of the great events and activities happening this spring at the parks, including the celebration of World Turtle Day on May 21 and Spree For All, the annual spring hiking series on flat, easy trails. For more informatino, visit the Summit Metro Parks website.

Lisa Ennis, Executive Director of the Kohl Family YMCA, who talked about renovating her nearly 100-year-old home, once owned by Anne T. Case, the first woman president of the Akron School Board. Lisa and her husband are only the third owners of the home.

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