Chris Stranahan, the owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store on Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls, talked about The Joy of Bird Feeding, a new book by Jim Carpenter, the founder of Wild Birds Unlimited. Chris says that it's the most comprehensive book of its kind in the industry, giving readers a step-by-step guide to attracting and feeding backyard birds. Speaking of that popular activity, it's hummingbird season, and now's the time to put out a hummingbird feeder. Make sure you use 4 parts water to 1 part sugar, and skip the food coloring. It's better to attract hummingbirds by tying a colorful ribbon or artificial flower on the feeder. To hummingbirds, bright colors mean sweetness and will draw them to your feeder. For more information, visit Chris' website.
Nancy Sheeler is the owner of the Transitional Design enterprise, which includes moving and downsizing services, a resale shop and an online auction. Nancy and her team help clients clear out items that they no longer need and sell them either at the store or online. Nancy is offering a one-time 15 percent discount for winning online bidders who mention "My Beautiful Home." The auction site has everything from fine china to collectibles and cars, and many of the items can be seen in person in the showroom that's adjacent to the resale shop. Nancy's business occupies a 15,000-square-foot industrial park space at 601 Towpath Trail in Broadview Heights; her number is 440.627.6390. For more information, visit the Transitional Design site. To bid, go directly to the auction site.
Antha Poleondakis is co-chair of the Who is Your SHEro? campaign, which is the annual fundraiser for the Women's Endowment Fund. Since its founding in 1993, the Fund has given more than $1 million to organizations in our community that benefit women and children. Recipients have ranged from nonprofits that deal with serious societal concerns like rape and domestic violence to fun but also important endeavors like sending girls to camp or teaching them computer coding. You don't have to spend a lot to support these causes; as little as $25 will make a positive difference. To find out how to participate, visit the Who is Your SHEro? site. That's like hero, but for females. You'll be honoring a woman who's a hero in your life.
New York Times best-selling author Patricia Falvey‘s third book just came out in the United States. The Girls of Ennismore depicts the intertwining lives of a family of Anglo-Irish gentry and their servants. It’s an Irish version of Downton Abbey, except that Patricia’s servants are more unruly than those in the popular TV show. Patricia also is the author of The Yellow House and The Linen Queen, other works of historical fiction. For more information about her books, visit Patricia’s website.
Joyce Pelz, the owner of the local franchise of NaturaLawn of America, says that while many of us in Northeast Ohio enjoyed the higher than normal temperatures of this past winter, the warm weather wreaked havoc on our grass. The ground, she says, is super saturated, but Joyce has the expertise and tools to help your lawn. To reach Joyce, call her office at 330.920.9182 or visit her website.
Peter Martin of Tower Industries talked about a few of the company’s many products, including solid-surface, worry-free showers that are durable and can be customized. He also talked about Dekton, a new product that looks like stone and is specifically for outdoor use. It’s heat-resistant and UV stable. You can learn more online or visit the company showroom in Massillon. Also, while you’re on the website, click on the link to the Dean & Deluca page. Tower Industries is the only manufacturer of the gourmet food purveyor’s new chef-prepared fast food display, which is both striking and beautiful.