My Beautiful Home Show

August 23, 2014

Eileen Moats owns Stagecoach Antiques with her father Leo Walters, who founded the business. This year, they started offering monthly specials, which have been a great success with customers. Stagecoach has a lot of everyday items as well as unusual ones, including a newly acquired collection of silverplated service pieces from the Portage Hotel, which was built in 1911 and torn down a couple of decades ago. Visit the shop at 449 W. Market St., Akron. For more information: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 330.762.5422 or visit stagecoach-antiques or Stagecoach Facebook.

Down the street from Stagecoach Antiques is the Bookseller, Inc., a purveyor of unusual, used and rare books, with large holdings in local history, areonautics, military subjects, fiction, cookbooks, art books, postcards, maps and ephemera. Co-owner Andrea Klein says that her father, Frank Klein, still works in the family business, which he started with his father in the 1940s. The annual sale is coming up Sept. 6 through the 14th. The shop is at 39 Westgate Circle in Akron.  For more information: visit Facebook, call 330.865.5831 or check out the website, The Bookseller.

Leianne Neff Hepner, president and CEO of the Summit County Historical Society, invited listeners to attend the society's 11th annual Rubber City Road Rally, celebrating its 90th anniversary, on Sept. 13. For more information about this fun event, visit the Road Rally site. A week later, on Sept. 20, the historical society's Perkin Stone Mansion will be one of the locations for Highland Square's Porch Rokr Festival in which rock bands play on different porches around the area. For more information about this free event, visit Porch Rokr. For more information about the historical society, call 330.535.1120 or visit Facebook or Summit County Historical Society

August 16, 2014

Jane and Ron Hopkins, the authors of Remodel for Accessibility: Suggestions to Improve the Living Quality of Your Home, have the experience and knowledge to help disabled individuals make their homes more accessible and enjoyable. The tips also are written for older people and those recovering from an accident or surgery. The book is $8 and is available at The Sampler Store, 5850 Darrow Rd. in Hudson, The Market Path Store in Highland Square, 833 W. Market St., Akron, The Gift Gallery inside the Summit DD Ellet Center, 2420 Wedgewood Dr. in Akron, or by contacting Gary L. Peters of Summit Developmental Disabilities, 330.634.8186 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Michael Bruno is the owner of The Blue Door Cafe and Bakery located at 1970 State Rd. in Cuyahoga Falls. The bakery makes European-style pastries and serves breakfast and lunch. Michael and his wife Martina started a dinner service 10 weeks ago. It's like no other in the region. Their chef, Torsten Schulz, has cooked all over Europe and for Presidents Clinton and Obama. The meals, exquisitely prepared with fresh and often locally sourced ingredients, are creative and beautifully presented. And they're delicious, too. For more information: 330.926.9774 or the Blue Door Cafe and Bakery

August 9, 2014

Sarah Binder, marketing, sales and design coordinator for Bradley Stone in Solon, Ohio, has been in the natural stone business for more than 16 years. Her company fabricates countertops out of granite, marble, engineered quartz and the hot new quartzite, a natural stone. A new showroom will open soon at Bradley Stone's headquarters, 30801 Carter Road off Cochran in Solon. Visit the website for more information and to see a virtual kitchen.

Kevin Brooks, COO of BerryBreeze, explains that the grapefruit-sized device releases activated oxygen in your refrigerator, keeping fruits, vegetables and other foods fresh and odor free for extended periods of time. Activated oxygen is nature's disinfectant, so by using this product, you'll stay healthier and waste less food due to spoilage. It's $49.95 and takes very little energy in the form of four D-size batteries. For more information or to order, visit the website.

Mark Butler, co-founder and managing director of Shema Global, sells unrefined African shea butter that is a non-greasy, chemical-free, fragrance-free and natural skin protectant and moisturizer. His line of creams and soaps are Fair Trade Certified, so when you buy his products, you're also supporting a better life for farming families. You can find his products in the Akron and Canton areas at Mustard Seed, Ritzman Pharmacy and Raisin Rack, or visit


August 2, 2014

Janet Harrington, owner of J R Shoup, says that her locksmith and security company has been in business for 106 years. If you want keys made or you're interested in an electronic entry system for your home or business, you can find out more information by calling 330.434.4026 or visiting

The HBA Parade of Homes is coming up Sept. 12-21. We had a sneak preview on the show today with three guests who are members of the Home Builders Association of Portage and Summit Counties. Jeff Tucker of Tucker Building & Design is doing one of the five homes featured in the King's Ridge neighborhood off Caston Road in Green, Ohio. In addition to the single site in Green, the Parade includes other newly built homes as well as condos and remodeled homes throughout Summit and Portage counties. For more information about the Parade, visit the HBA website. To reach Jeff, visit his website.

Kemppel Homes is building in King's Ridge, too. Stephanie Cherok, CFO for Kemppel, says that she's having fun making decisions about the decor of her company's French Country-style home. To reach Kemppel, visit the website.

Julie Lewis of Lewis & Associates Designs says that Parade will include many relevant activities including an "In the Know" series of classes that will give Parade-goers plenty of advice on building, interior design and other topics. To reach Julie, visit facebook.





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