Don Corbett says that while ServiceMaster by Corbett is a disaster restoration company, your house doesn't need to have a disaster to call in a ServiceMaster team. ServiceMaster can do any type of cleaning, from carpeting to cleanup after a fire or flood. For more information: 330.864.7300 or ServiceMaster by Corbett.
Janet Clover and Kelly Brown have reset Just That Twist to an all-holiday theme. The charming gift shop, located in a 1883 farmhouse just south of Copley Road at 1463 Cleveland-Massillon Rd. in Copley, also offers redesign services. For more information: 330.666.8000 or Just That Twist.
You don't have to be a relative to stay with Ron and Sue Bishop. They have turned their historic farmhouse home into a bed and breakfast. The Whimsical Pig Bed and Breakfast at Wolf Creek, built in 1876, is a great place for out-of-town guests and an excellent getaway for locals. For more information: 330.576.6104 or The Whimsical Pig.
Don Drumm, impressario and chief creator at Don Drumm Studios & Gallery, 437 Crouse St. in Akron, has a new line of platters that will be perfect for your holiday gatherings. This premier Northeast Ohio destination has beautiful and functional creations by more than 500 artists and craftspeople from around the United States and Canada. For information: 330.253.6268 or Don Drumm Studios.
Margie and Ray Toombs, owners of Maid Brigade of Northeast Ohio, recently won the "Givingest Giver" award at Maid Brigade's national convention for their children's book drive earlier this year. Maid Brigade is a certified green home-cleaning service. For more information: 330.453.6000 or Maid Brigade.
Gabe Dockery, manager of the Wholesale Builders Supply at 169 Kelly Ave., says that his company welcomes the seasoned professional as well as the novice homeowner. Wholesale has a great showroom, which is open to consumers who are renovating their homes or building new ones. To contact Wholesale Builders Supply in Akron: 330.773.8453 or Wholesale Builders Supply.
Jessica Paris, owner of J. Paris Designs, has been busy. She's in the midst of moving her store from 1835 Fourth St. to 329 Portage Trail in Cuyahoga Falls. Her first day of business at the new location is Nov. 11, which also is the date of her grand opening from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. J. Paris Designs specializes in furniture restoration and painting, taking outdated furniture and turning it into incredible pieces for any style of room. To contact J. Paris Designs: 330.808.4270 or J. Paris Designs. Also, you can visit Jessica on Facebook.
Tom Crain, the Goin' Green Guy, is an expert on home and garden trends for 2014. Being green (environmentally sound) is one of the big trends of the year. Tom is testing an ECOTONIX home composter, also known as the greencycler. It's easy to use and looks good in the house. Listeners can get a 30 percent discount by going to the greencycler.com and entering the name Bob after you access the shopping cart. The discount is good through the end of 2013. To read about the 2014 trends or to contact Tom: The Goin' Green Guy.
Edd Krammer, president of Krammer Comfort Services, says that he is particularly interested in helping the environment by saving energy. One of his favorite products is a WiFi thermostat, a smart thermostat that makes suggestions for saving energy. You can use it in conjunction with your smart phone. Another great product has health implications. It's the Air Scrubber, which removes staph, strep and other viruses -- even airborne mildew and mold -- from the indoor air. This is very helpful as we spend more time indoors in colder months. Krammer Comfort Services is located at 215 E. Jackson St. #193, Painesville. Call 440.709.4328 or visit Krammer Comfort Services.
Nancy Self, executive vice president of the Nazareth Housing Development Corporation, and Michael Steel, board president, say that support -- both of money and time -- is important to help the organization fulfill its mission, which is to develop housing for low- and moderate-income families in Summit County. One way to support these efforts is to attend this year's Monster Mash, which will be at Musica on Saturday, Oct. 26, starting at 7 p.m. The event, which costs $10, includes music by Roxxymoron, Kristoffer Carter and the Highland Square Drum Circle along with homemade food and a cash bar. For $75, you get all of the above and a ride to and from the party on the Monster Mash Bash Bus. Enjoy drinks and games en route, and the bus will deliver you safely home at the end of the party. For tickets or more information: 330.374.1526, Nazareth Housing Development Corporation or Facebook.
Jacqui Flaherty, program manager for Keep Akron Beautiful, says that the Recycle Bowl kicks off Monday, Oct. 21, in conjunction with its sponsor River Valley Paper. The Recycle Bowl is a competition in which Akron schools compete to collect the most junk mail, magazines, cardboard and other paper goods in the bins located in school parking lots. For more information or a list of participating schools, call 330.375.2116 or visit Keep Akron Beautiful.