My Beautiful Home Show

March 15, 2014

Lauren Purcell is the editor-in-chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray, the magazine. Lauren talked about the March issue, which offers 85 breakfast recipes, many of which are suitable for any meal of the day. Case in point: a savory version of French toast made with black pepper and Parmesan. The recipes are available online. Lauren also is the co-author with her sister, Anne Purcell Grissinger, of the book Cocktail Parties, Straight Up!, available on amazon.

Rosanna Hrabnicky, show manager of the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo, says there are more than 257 exhibitors at the show, which runs through Sunday, March 16, at the new Cleveland Convention Center. It's a great place to get all sorts of home improvement ideas. Main stage presenters include Matt Fox talking about "Great Weekend Projects," HGTV celebrity Nicole Curtis, and Cleveland area designer John Hall, who is giving "25 Design Tips Toward That Perfect Kitchen." John also has kitchen and bath seminars coming up this spring at Edelman Plumbing, 26201 Richmond Rd., Bedford Heights. The kitchen seminars are April 12 and May 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cost is $25, which includes lunch. The bath seminar is April 19, from 9 a.m. to noon. Cost is $25, which includes breakfast. For more information: 440.247.1221 or the


March 8, 2014

Chuck Buechele of Mouldings One, makers of custom mouldings and trim along with interior doors and butcher block countertops, says that the company's showroom serves as a design center that offers people an array of ideas for enhancing your home. The company is based in Burton in the heart of Ohio Amish country. For more information: 440.834.3420, 877.708.4095 or mouldingsone

Rosanna Hrabnicky, show manager of the Cleveland Home + Remodeling Expo, March 14 to 16 at the new Cleveland Convention Center, says that more than 300 home improvement experts will be on hand to answer your questions and show you how to make your home even more beautiful and comfortable than it is now. For more information, visit the website.

Laurie Graber, wildlife research technician for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, says that even though Canada geese are a protected species, feel free to harass them so that they're not too comfortable in your back yard. For information about upcoming presentations on resolving goose issues or other matters: 330.644.2293 or WildOhio.




March 1, 2014

The "My Beautiful Home" remote at the Akron Home & Flower Show on Saturday, March 1, featured these informative and entertaining guests:

Doctor Lori, star antiques appraiser from the hit TV show "Auction KIngs" on the Discovery Channel

Jacob Grimm, owner of the Brothers Grimm Landscaping and Design

Rochelle Fisher, president and CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Summit County and ReStore, the Saturday sponsors

Mark Huscroft, owner of MJH Contractors, the featured garden sponsor

Designer Julie Lewis of Lewis & Associates

Mike Metcalf, comfort specialist for Brandon Heating & Air Conditioning

The Home & Flower Show runs through Sunday, March 2, at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. Hours on Saturday until 8 p.m. and on Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 



February 22, 2014

Stephanie Cherok is CFO of Kemppel Homes, the sponsor of the main stage at the HBA Home & Flower Show, which runs Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron. Main stage celebrities will include Doctor Lori from the Discovery Channel's "Auction Kings" and John Gidding from HGTV's "Curb Appeal." For discount coupons: HBA Akron Home & Flower Show

Nick Roth, owner of Nick's Landscaping, is the creator behind the man cave experience at the Home & Flower Show. There'll be an ancient-looking concrete archway, a water feature and many other aesthetically pleasing touches. Visit his display on the loading dock of the John S. Knight Center. For more information about Nick's company: 330.666.7000 or Nick's Landscaping.

Tom Lix is the founder and CEO of Cleveland Whiskey, which just came out with a new bourbon that's 87 proof. It's called, appropriately, "Eighty-Seven," and like the other bourbons in the Cleveland Whiskey line, it's pressure-aged for a smooth and unique taste. For more information: Cleveland Whiskey

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