My Beautiful Home Show

July 16, 2016

Barberton business owner Hannah Gerbec is also the chairman of the Barberton Merchants Association. Her store, Aunt Hannah's Antiques, is at 530 W. Tuscarawas not far from the store owned by one of her board members, Jason Miller, who has Stuff Genie Emporium, 556 W. Tusc.They were on the show to promote Barberton's monthly Fourth Friday event. The next one, taking place July 22 from 5 to 9 p.m., will have an ice cream social theme. There will be live music, art, food vendors and a pop-up mart with handmade goods. Shops and restaurants will be open. Visit Facebook for more information about the event or about Hannah and Jason's shops. Jason also has a website.

Tom Wolski, owner of the local Red Rhino business, taked about the array of protective floor coatings that the company makes, sells and installs. One of Red Rhino's newest products is a line of metallics in multiple colors. They can be used for residential or commercial applications. For more information, call Tom at 330.615.7762 or visit the website.

Pam Callahan, a director with Tupperware, has been with the company for 19 years and has never lost her appreciation of the quality and usefulness of the products. Her favorite is Vent 'n Serve, a container made of durable plastic that can safely go from freezer to microwave. Just open the vent to let the pressure out. Pam travels all over the region representing Tupperware at parties, farmers' markets and fundraising events. For more information, call her at 440.823.0470 or visit her website.

 

July 9, 2016

John Kosmides,customer experience manager at Perfect Power Wash, says that when you call Perfect Power Wash, you'll get a quote instantly because the company uses professional satellite technology to get an accurate look at your home and determine the work that needs to be done. And the technician who comes out to do the work will be certified to do the job right. For more information or to make an appointment, call 888.860.WASH or visit the website

Leianne Neff Heppner, President and CEO of the Summit County Historical Society, says that the organization has a lot of great events coming up, including next weekend's Free Family Fun Day on July 16 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Perkins Stone Mansion, 550 Copley Rd. in Akron. In addition to woolen crafts, there will be games for children, musical entertainment and free tours of the Perkins Stone Mansion and John Brown House. And sheep! Other events include this month's Ray Bliss exhibit on the fourth floor of the Ohio Building on Main Street in downtown Akron. This fall, the annual Quilt Show takes place Oct. 22-23 at the John S. Knight Center. For more information, visit the historical society's website.

John Humphrey is the brewer extraordinaire at Hoppin' Frog Brewery, 1680 East Waterloo Rd. in Akron. He brought three flavorful seasonal beers with him, and each had unique charactertistics. Definitely not run of the mill. These and other craft beer creations are available at the Hoppin' Frog Tasting Room, which has a varied menu that appeals to beer drinkers and nondrinkers alike, and many specials throughout the week. For more information, call 330.352.4578 (Brewery) or 234.525.3764 (Tasting Room) or visit the website.

Don Drumm, Akron's renowned metal sculptor and owner, with his wife Lisa, of Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, says they've been at their present location at 437 Crouse St. near the University of Akron for 45 years. Don's many commissions include a sculpture celebrating the 2015 Gay Olympics. The work, done in cut steel, was recently installed outside the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. For more information about Don Drumm Studios and Gallery, which carry the work of more than 500 North American artisans, call 330.253.6268 or visit the website.

Don brought his friend, Joe Tucker, with him to the show this morning. Joe is the executive director of South Street Ministries, which is a community nonprofit that combines religious and business values while working with neighbors including youngsters, unemployed adults and people who have been recently incarcerated. Don is a regular at the Front Porch Cafe, which is the organization's business venture located at 798 Grant St. The cafe is open for breakfast and lunch. For more information about all their projects, call the South Street Ministries office at 330.761.1992 or visit the website.

 

 

July 2, 2016

Scott Verlinger is the owner/operator of Saluté Kombucha, a tea that's full of probiotics that are good for your digestion. Locally made, the bottled drinks can be found in refrigerated cases at Heinen's, the Mustard Seed, Acme, Krieger's and other stores where healthy products are sold. For more information, visit Scott's website.

Gina Fortunato, Erica Whitmer, Rob McGregor and Robin Boer talked about the 4th Annual Dragon Boat Festival, which takes place next Saturday, July 9, at Turkeyfoot Beach in Portage Lakes State Park. Come for a swim, an array of vendor foods and, of course, the Dragon Boat races with 37 teams in competition starting at 9 a.m. Be sure to get there in time for the opening ceremonies at 8:30, and then stay through three rounds of racing, the Championship races and, finally, the awards and closing ceremonies at 3:45 p.m. Gina and Erica are founding members of the Dragon Dream Team, Ohio's first all-breast cancer survivor team. This is the 10th season that they've participated in Dragon Boat races. For more information, visit the Dragon Dream Team's website.

Ray Hull is the general manager of the soon-to-open Wingstop on Arlington Road in Akron. In addition to that location, which opens on or around July 21, Wingstop has another Akron location on West Market. Ray says that Wingstop prides itself on freshness: the wings are never frozen, the potato salad and cole slaw are made daily in-house, and even the rolls are made there. Wingstop also offers 12 different sauces and rubs. To order, you can call 330.836.9464 (West Market Store), stop by or order online

Nan McClenaghan, president and CEO of the local Goodwill Industries, talked about the Junior League Designer Show House, which opens Sept. 18. It's on her mind because Goodwill is once again decorating a Show House bedroom with furniture and accessories from Goodwill's resale shops. She says that shopping at Goodwill can help you decorate with flair, even on a budget. Goodwill's website, in fact, has a link to blogs by Katie Plato, Amy Sirpilla and Abby Drennan. All three share home decor projects and tips for decorating with thrift-store finds.

Jason Gang of Westside Vapor says that 90 percent of the problems with tobacco use can be eliminated when people switch from regular cigarettes to e-cigs.That's because electronic cigarettes have only four ingredients, compared to thousands in regular cigarettes. He believes so strongly in his product that he will give out free electronic cigarettes so that smokers will try them out for themselves. For more information, visit his website.

 

 

 

 

 

June 25, 2016

Kathy Romito,community relations Manager at Western Reserve Hospital says it is northeastern Ohio's first physician-owned, full service hospital.  Western Reserve offers general to acute hospital care. Western Reserve is in the former Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital property,1900 23rd Street Cuyahoga Falls. Western Reserve can be seen from State Rd near Broad Blvd.  Besides excellent care the hospital offers free valet and traditional self park, that includes doctors visits and routine blood tests.  Another feature is the "Doctor Orders" program.  Surgical patients are sent home with mom's homemade Chicken Soup because everyone knows the you get better faster with chicken soup. For more information call 330.971.700 or visit the website

Richard Bancroft a member of the board of trustees of the Home Builders Association serving Summit and Portage Counties said there will be a parade, not brass band parade but a Parade of Homes.There will be a multi home site and a number of single site homes. The multi home site will feature 6 fully decorated homes at King's Ridge in Green on Caston Rd. between Main and Arlington.  There will be additional single site homes scattered around  three counties.  The parade date are September 17-18, September 20-21, and September 24-25. There will be more details as the Parade of Homes approaches.  Check the website

Eddie Morabito, business development manager for JAWS, Just Add Water System explained how it works.  Designer reusable bottles are first purchased with one of four cleaner ready mixed.  Subsequently, you simply refill the trigger bottle to the fill line with water, slide into place the concentrated cartridge, replace the spray nozzle.  Presto the concentrate is released and you are ready to clean.  There are four types of cleaners, windows, kitchen, after shower bathroom cleaner, and wood cleaner.  JAWS not only is great cleaner but is environmental friendly on many levels starting with a reusable bottle keeping plastic out of the landfills. JAWS is available in our area at Discount Drug.  For additional locations or to order visit the website

Irv Korman, actor, clown, retired speech and language pathologist, college professor is also an author. During his varied career, Irv was a theater critic.  His specialty was local venues that imported a big name personality for a summertime show.  Over the years, Irv was able to capture fleeting glimpses of these celebreties personality. His two books of this genre are; I was Jerry Lewis' Bodyguard for 10 minutes and I was Jacki Mason's Chauffeur for 5 minutes...and More Celebrity Encounters. In another completely different genre, Irv wrote Citytown Christmas Conundrum, a story about folklore icons out of work because of Santa's popularity at Christmastime and how they banded together to bring holiday cheer to a family in need.  Irv's books are available at the Learned Owl in Hudson, at his publisher,Loconeal Publishing and at online book retailers.  For more information and a listing of Irv's appearanced visit his website

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