Visit January Paint & Wallpaper, 394 W. Exchange St., Akron, for the Fall Wallpaper Preview this Thursday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. Enjoy refreshments and see the latest in wallcovering designs. For more information: 330.762.9261.
Chris Stranahan, owner of Wild Birds Unlimited on Howe Avenue in Cuyahoga Falls, says that the baldheaded teradactyl-like red birds seen in the area are not prehistoric hatchlings but cardinals that have lost their feathers because they are molting. Don't worry: They're perfectly healthy birds, and the feathers on their heads will grow back. Also, hummingbirds are still in the area for a few more weeks. They need to get fattened up for the trip to South America, so keep your hummingbird feeders filled. To give them maximum energy, provide a mixture of 1 part white sugar to 3 parts water. Wild Birds Unlimited is located at 597 Howe Ave. For more information: 330.922.4990 or Wild Birds Unlimited
Janet Clover and Kelly Brown are the owners of Just That Twist, a home accessories and gift shop located right off Copley Circle across from Copley Feed. Janet and Kelly transform their store four times a year, according to the season. They've just finished their fall and harvest setup with all kinds of decorative items for the home. The store is in a historic 1883 farmhouse with 10 decorated rooms on two floors. There is a lot to see, including exceptional gifts for all occasions. Janet and Kelly also offer redesign services and custom floral arranging. Just That Twist is located at 1463 S. Cleveland-Massillon Rd. Call 330.666.8000 or visit Just that Twist.
Ron and Sue Bishop opened The Whimsical Pig Bed and Breakfast at Wolf Creek on May 1 after spending 18 years renovating their 1876 farmhouse. It's located on what was called the Old Brenner Farm in the Norton-Copley area. The bed and breakfast -- yes, breakfast includes bacon or pork sausage -- has four guestrooms named after breeds of pigs (the Gloucestershire Old Spot is the signature suite -- check it out on the Whimsical Pig website). Book your visiting friends into an outstanding slice of local history. The address is 2682 Cleveland-Massillon Rd. For more information: 330.576.6104 or The Whimsical Pig.
ServiceMaster by Corbett has been cleaning up after home disasters since 1980. Local homeowners may be well-acquainted with water damage because of all the excessive rain lately. If your home gets damaged by water, smoke or fire, call ServiceMaster by Corbett immediately to start the cleanup process. Founder Don Corbett offers plenty of advice...Read more: August 10, 2013
Jodie Puster, group tour/media director for the Mansfield & Richland County Convention and Visitors Bureau, says that Bob Gunton, who played the evil warden in Shawshank Redemption, will be one of the celebrities attending the 20-year reunion of the filming of the movie. The event, which will feature tours and appearances by extras and others...Read more: August 3, 2013
Jack Singer, PhD, author, psychologist, and president and CEO of Psychologically Speaking, LLC, says that any stress in your job or lifestyle can be managed. In his book, The Teacher's Ultimate Stress Mastery Guide, Jack has specific examples of how best to deal with the stress of teaching, but most of the advice in the book applies to everyone....Read more: July 27, 2013