My Beautiful Home Show

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

June 18, 2016

John Kosmides, customer experience manager for Perfect Power Wash, says that you can get a free estimate on power-washing your roof, siding, decks or other exterior areas of your home within minutes of calling his company. He says they use a professional version of Google Earth to zoom in on your home to give you an accurate estimate. For more information, call 866.331.1410 or visit the Perfect Power Wash website.

Jacqui Ricchiuti, Melissa Adams and Emily Fernandez, co-chairs for the Junior League Designer Show House, says that this year's event celebrates the 90th anniversary of the Junior League of Akron. It will take place Sept. 18-Oct. 9 at the Junior League's Akron headquarters, built in 1915. A preview gala precedes the showhouse on Sept. 16. For more information, call 330.836.4905 or visit the website. You also can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Zac Rheinberger is the director of food operations for Hattie Larlham, a nonprofit whose mission is to help individuals with developmental disabilities learn new job skills. The organization has an exciting new project: Hattie's Food Hub, 395 Douglas St. in Akron, where residents in the surrounding neighborhoods will have access to fresh, locally grown and packaged foods. The grand opening is this Thursday, June 23, from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m., with food, music and family activities. For more information, visit the website

Don Corbett, founder of ServiceMaster by Corbett, offered listeners emergency damage control tips and said that anyone can call his office at 330.864.7300 with questions or to obtain a free yellow tag that you can put on your main water shutoff valve so that it easily can be identified. ServiceMaster by Corbett does routine carpet cleaning in addition to home restoration work. For more information, visit the website

Helena Peters, chapter leader of Operation Healthy Girlfriend in Akron, is recruiting local members who are looking to spend "quality time with a group of trusted, like-minded women" who are serious about being healthy. The members meet monthly at Papa Joe's, 1561 Akron Peninsula Rd. in Akron. The next two dinners are July 21 and Aug. 18. To reserve a spot, call Helena at 330.697.8875 or contact her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For more information about the national organization, visit the website.

Dave Megge, director of the kitchen and bath program for Carter Lumber, says that Carter's showrooms have all the latest styles for your kitchen or bath remodel, whether you're a do-it-yourselfer or seeking professional advice and installation. To find a showroom near you, visit the Carter website.

 

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June 11, 2016

Andy Codispoti, winemaker for Gervasi Vineyard, is still riding high from Gervasi wines' great showing at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in March. They won several gold medals, two double golds and, to top it all off, Gervasi's Cabernet Sauvignon won the Best Cabernet award. Andy credits the entire Gervasi team for the excellent showing among 900 wineries from 20 countries. You can taste the award-winning wines at Gervasi's 55-acre estate in Canton or at the Twisted Olive in Green. There's much more information on the website

Nancy Sheeler helps senior citizens sort, pack and move when it's time for them to downsize. Nancy's business, Transitional Design, is a member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers. Nancy also has a 15,000-square-foot resale shop, Transitional Treasures, at 601 Towpath Trail in Broadview Heights (440.627.6390) and Auctions by Transitional Design, an online auction house that allows you to view and bid on vintage items, furniture, collectibles and more. For more information, visit Nancy's website.

Brett Haverlick and Jack Jeter of Progress Through Preservation of Greater Akron talked about A Night for Preservation! featuring Helen Welch and Her Trio. The special one-night-only concert and fundraiser for PTP is taking place on Wednesday, June 22, in Barberton's newly renovated Magical Theatre. Tickets are $30 for regular seating and $60 for VIP seating, which includes admission to a VIP reception and live auction starting at 4:30 p.m. in the KAVE/Nine Muses Art Gallery across the street from the theater. One of the auction items is a private catered dinner for eight and tour of The Anchorage, a spacious and historic 1925 Tudor revival home owned and restored by Jack. For more information, contact Brett at 330.491.6453 or visit PTP's website.

Dave Binkley, Mike Mace, Alan Klesh and the rest of the gang from The Weirdness Really Bad Movie take public domain movies and intersperse comedy sketches into them in the style of the old Ghoulardi TV show. Dave is the manager of the Radio Reading Service for the Blind, where he met most of his cohorts. They all have acting and voiceover experience, and clearly they have a lot of fun doing the shows, which are shown on community channels and streamed on Roku. To find out more, visit the Weirdness website.

 

 

June 4, 2016

Louise Sturmi, owner of MTO Cleaning Services, says that she and her staff are "here to help," whether you want a one-time cleaning, regularly scheduled maid services or assistance with seasonal chores such as setting up and removing furniture from your patio. And whenever possible, she sends the same person on each visit to your home. Louise, a former home healthcare worker, particularly enjoys helping senior citizens clean and organize their homes. For more information: 330.971.7777 or visit her website

Jane Ann Turzillo is an author of true crime and history books. Her sixth book, Unsolved Murders & Disappearances in Northeast Ohio, was nominated for an Agatha award (named in honor of Agatha Christie) in the nonfiction category, and it won the Ohio Professional Writers' first-place award in nonfiction history. Jane will sign copies of her book at 7 p.m. on June 23 at the Stow-Munroe Falls Library. For more about Jane and her books, visit her website or read her blog, DarkHeartedWomen.wordpress.com.

Frank Rocco Satullo, the brains behind OhioTraveler.com, is an author as well. Earth Things, a novel set in Ohio, is a new release available on Amazon.com in paperback and digital formats. His memoir, Here I Thought I was Normal: Micro Memoirs of Mischief, was the No. 1 download this weekend among free memoirs on Amazon. After this weekend, both of his books are available for 99 cents per download. Ohio Traveler is a monthly e-newsletter that you can receive for free by signing up on the Ohio Traveler website, which also has a storehouse of information about attractions, festivals and cultural happenings across the state. 

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