My Beautiful Home Show

October 18, 2014

Jack Carroll of South Akron Awning says that homeowners are more interested than ever in using their patios and other outdoor spaces year-round. South Akron Awning helps them achieve that goal by installing custom, weather-proof curtains that roll up and down and provide protection from the elements while looking good. The 101-year-old company also creates, installs and maintains custom awnings for homes and businesses. For more information: 330.848.7611 or South Akron Awning

Rick Thoerig, manager of Habitat for Humanity's ReStore, says that the 45,000-square-foot store has a variety of well-priced appliances, furniture, building supplies and other goods for your home. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity of Summit County, a nonprofit that builds and rehabs homes in the area. Rick welcomes donations and will pick them up anywhere in Summit County. The store is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. For more information: 330.745.9098 or Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Ron Lardie and Sarah Binder are the co-owners of Ohio Stone Restoration, which repairs and maintains all types of stone surfaces in your home, making them look new again. Ron, who has 30 years in the business, is the go-to "stone guru" for homeowners and business throughout Northeast Ohio. He even was called to Pittsburgh recently because no one else could fix the problem. To reach Ron and Sarah, call 216.644.4176 or visit their new website



October 11, 2014

Dave Halaby of Heather's Heat & Flavor invites listeners to the store's Bacon Party on Nov. 7. The event, in honor of National Bacon Month, will include food and specialty martinis made with -- what else? -- bacon. The party runs from 6 to 9 p.m. at the store, 94 First St. in Hudson's First & Main shopping district. It's free to attend, but call 330.653.5131 to reserve a space. For more information, visit Heather's on Facebook. While you're waiting in anticipation of Bacon Month, you can give Bloomin' Bacon Bread a try. It's made with seasonings available at Heather's.

Start with round bread -- sourdough or multigrain

6 T butter

1 T Adobo seasoning (made fresh at Heather's)

1 T chopped greeen onion

3 T cheddar cheese

4 strips bacon

Wrap in foil and bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Unwrap the foil and bake another 5 minutes.

Serve with aioli dip (1/4 cup Earth & Vine lemon-dill mustard mixed with 2 T mayonnaise)



The Ohio Design Centre also has a fun event coming up this November. "Entertaining by Design: A Tablescapes Event" is a three-day extravaganza of more than 30 spectacularly themed tabletop and entertaining vignettes presented by talented interior designers in Northeast Ohio. The festivities kick off with a sneak-peek patron party and gala on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. followed by public days Friday, Nov. 7, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Taking place in the Ohio Design Centre's showrooms, 23533 Mercantile Rd., Beachwood, the three-day event is a fundraiser for the North Union Farmers Market. Tickets to the Public Days are $10 apiece and will be sold at the door. Gala tickets are $100 each and must be reserved in advance. The Ohio Design Centre is the largest resource for interior design products -- furniture, wallpaper, rugs, accessories, etc. -- between New York and Chicago. For more information, visit the website or call 216.831.1245.



October 4, 2014

Al Montigney has been the owner of Portage Glass for 38 yearsPortage Glass does residential, commercial and automotive glass work. They can repair most thermopane windows. They also sell tempered glass shower panels and doors that are manufactured to resist streaking. It lasts indefinately. They manufacture and repair screen doors and windows. Portage Glass is located at 524 Darrow Rd., Hudson. For more information; (330) 655-2777 or Portage Glass

Sean Carlin is a musician turned glazer who was member of the '90's era band, Dink that got its start in Kent. Sean is a classical pianist that sang and played the guitar for Dink.  Dink will play again at the Venice Cafe in Kent on October 26 at 7:30 p.m. The complete story of Dink will be available on DVD, Gangrene:The Dink Documentary the night of the show.  The DVD is also available at 

September 27, 2014

Richard Ruscin of All Natural Skylights represents Solatube, "The Miracle Skylight," a high-performance tubular skylight that delivers natural light to interior rooms that don't have windows. For more information: 440.570.7526 or

Edd Krammer, owner of Krammer Comfort Services, talked about the importance of have your furnace and air conditioning system checked annually.  Not only for your own peace of mind, but if you have a newer system, if it is not checked annually might void the factory warranty.  Ed said that there are new systems add ons that inhibit the spread of airborne germs like the flu bug.  For more information: Krammer Comfort or 440.709.HEAT (4328) 

Nancy Self, executive dierctor of Nazareth Housing Development Corporation, and Michael Steel, the director of the board, 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 Paolo's Lounge & Bar, 1 W. Exchange St. on Saturday, Oct. 25, starting at 7 p.m. The event, admission $10 with advanced registration, $15 at the door, includes music by Roxxymoron,  a costume contest, silent auction, along with fantastic food and drink. For tickets, registration or more information: 330.374.1526, Nazareth Housing Development Corporation or Facebook.

Nazareth House is having the 2nd Annual Making Houses into Homes Breakfast on thursday, October 2, at the Akron Urban League's, President's Hall, 440 Vernon Odom Blvd. Breakfast is at 7:30, the program 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. It is a free event but registration is a must. My Beautiful Home listeners mention that you heard about it on the show and there will be a free gift waiting for you at the door.  For registration or more information; 330.374.7526, Nazareth Housing Development Corporation.

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