Julian Godbarge of Safer Brand says that fall is the perfect time to give your lawn the help it needs. Safer Brand is an affordable organic lawn care program that homeowners can use themselves. For more information: Safer Brand
Helena Larios is the coordinator of the Global Village Festival of Greater Akron, which takes place from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13, at Locks 3 and 4 in downtown Akron. Go for great ethnic food, live performances, interactive and educational international exhibits and more. For details, visit Facebook.
Down the street from Stagecoach Antiques is the Bookseller, Inc., a purveyor of unusual, used and rare books, with large holdings in local history, areonautics, military subjects, fiction, cookbooks, art books, postcards, maps and ephemera. Co-owner Andrea Klein says that her father, Frank Klein, still works in the family business, which he started with his father in the 1940s. The annual sale is coming up Sept. 6 through the 14th. The shop is at 39 Westgate Circle in Akron. For more information: visit Facebook, call 330.865.5831 or check out the website, The Bookseller.
Leianne Neff Hepner, president and CEO of the Summit County Historical Society, invited listeners to attend the society's 11th annual Rubber City Road Rally, celebrating its 90th anniversary, on Sept. 13. For more information about this fun event, visit the Road Rally site. A week later, on Sept. 20, the historical society's Perkin Stone Mansion will be one of the locations for Highland Square's Porch Rokr Festival in which rock bands play on different porches around the area. For more information about this free event, visit Porch Rokr. For more information about the historical society, call 330.535.1120 or visit Facebook or Summit County Historical Society
Michael Bruno is the owner of The Blue Door Cafe and Bakery located at 1970 State Rd. in Cuyahoga Falls. The bakery makes European-style pastries and serves breakfast and lunch. Michael and his wife Martina started a dinner service 10 weeks ago. It's like no other in the region. Their chef, Torsten Schulz, has cooked all over Europe and for Presidents Clinton and Obama. The meals, exquisitely prepared with fresh and often locally sourced ingredients, are creative and beautifully presented. And they're delicious, too. For more information: 330.926.9774 or the Blue Door Cafe and Bakery
Sarah Binder, marketing, sales and design coordinator for Bradley Stone in Solon, Ohio, has been in the natural stone business for more than 16 years. Her company fabricates countertops out of granite, marble, engineered quartz and the hot new quartzite, a natural stone. A new showroom will open soon at Bradley Stone's headquarters, 30801 Carter Road off Cochran in Solon. Visit the website for more information and to see a virtual kitchen.
Kevin Brooks, COO of BerryBreeze, explains that the grapefruit-sized device releases activated oxygen in your refrigerator, keeping fruits, vegetables and other foods fresh and odor free for extended periods of time. Activated oxygen is nature's disinfectant, so by using this product, you'll stay healthier and waste less food due to spoilage. It's $49.95 and takes very little energy in the form of four D-size batteries. For more information or to order, visit the website.
Mark Butler, co-founder and managing director of Shema Global, sells unrefined African shea butter that is a non-greasy, chemical-free, fragrance-free and natural skin protectant and moisturizer. His line of creams and soaps are Fair Trade Certified, so when you buy his products, you're also supporting a better life for farming families. You can find his products in the Akron and Canton areas at Mustard Seed, Ritzman Pharmacy and Raisin Rack, or visit shemastore.com.