You often pass by garage sales as you drive around your neighborhood, but do you have time to stop by and check?
"I always spot garage sales when driving." Ashley Freshwater, an Akron native said. "The problem is that I don't have time to stop since I have somewhere I need to go, if I heard of a sale beforehand I would have scheduled time to check"
This is often the case when it comes to having a garage sale, you will get used to seeing cars drive by than having cars stop by. What is often forgotten is that there comes serious preparation beforehand that must be done, as well as a few important factors to remember during the sale.
The Akron-Summit County Public Library, in partnership with the Center for Community Health Improvement at the Austen BioInnovation Institute of Akron (ABIA), presents a free program designed to motivate residents to lead healthy lives on May 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 60 S. High St. in downtown Akron.
Program topics include improving health and wellness by quitting the tobacco habit, fitting more physical movement into the daily routine, and choosing to eat realistically-sized meals.
Dr. Cynthia Capers of ABIA will provide information about the "Live Healthy Summit County" initiative.
John S. Knight Center hosts informational meeting April 8 for athletes, volunteers, spectators
Northeast Ohio will join ranks with international destinations such as Amsterdam, Sydney, Australia and Cologne, Germany, past hosts of the Gay Games, which will be coming to Akron and Cleveland in August of 2014.
That's quite a testament to this area's competitive and progressive spirit, considering other bidders for the 2014 games included Boston and Washington, D.C. as well as cities abroad. Gay Games closer to home have been hosted in San Francisco, Vancouver, New York and Chicago.
A quadrennial event that began in 1982, Gay Games 9 will play out Aug. 9 through 16, 2014, at various sporting venues in the Akron-Cleveland area. The organizing body is the Cleveland Special Events Corp.
Sniffle, Sniffle, Achoo! Those words signal that spring allergy season is almost upon us, and for some Akron residents, it’s a real problem.
“Spring allergies are the worst,” said Ashley Freshwater, an Akron native. “My allergies get to the point where it feels like someone is choking me.”
Spring can often bring allergies that bring out the worst of us, but there are things you can do to prepare for the upcoming season and stop allergies in their tracks.
Like everywhere, people in Akron take pride in a lot of things, their homes, cars, children, golf score ... and, of course, their hometown.
There's many natives who, whether residing here or in places abroad, maintain a fierce sense of loyalty to a town once occupied by rubber barons.
Whether these folks hail from North Hill, Goodyear Heights, Firestone Park, West Hill or places in between, Rubber City Clothing is a retailer that caters to the whim, nostalgia and pride of die-hard Akronites.
It can’t be the holidays for me until some smashed up candy canes end up sprinkled on a cookie. Check out this peppermint-focused cookie from a few years back.
This year, I present to you the Peppermint Crunch and White Chocolate Cookie. It’s a pretty basic buttery sugar cookie with a dash of peppermint extract, a bag of white chocolate morsels and a handful of pulverized candy canes. What could be wrong with any of that? Turn up the holiday music, here’s my favorite, and bake up a batch of cookies.
It starts off slowly at first, a single ornament drops, a day later another, suddenly it sounds like you're living under a buckeye tree in the fall.
Fast forward to Christmas morning, your kids run down the stairs like a stampeding herd, ready to tear into their gifts, when to your horror they let out a bellowing scream. You scurry downstairs to find the Christmas tree is nothing more than a wooden skeleton, devoid of full figure, green needles, and ornaments.
If you're thinking the culprit of this is a lack of watering by the family, you're wrong. The true culprit is Mother Nature, and her lack of watering. And this is a scenario that could play itself out in households all across Northeast Ohio this Christmas season.
It’s not too early to start thinking about holiday gift giving. Need a small gift for your postal carrier, your neighbor, or your child’s teacher? If you love spending time in the kitchen this time of the year, consider a thoughtful gift of spiced nuts. It’s an easy thing to do even if you’re an inexperienced cook.
With a little planning and a free evening, you can make a few batches of pumpkin pie spiced nuts that will have your friends and families singing your praises.
“Nuts are a universally loved snack,” explained Tamara Mitchell, also known as the “The Dine-In Diva”, a private chef and cooking instructor in Akron. Mitchell says that making a spiced nut recipe for gift-giving is a great way to spend a little time in your kitchen to remember all those people in your life you need to think of at the holidays. “It’s so easy and inexpensive, ” she said.
It’s a dank, dreary November day, and you feel miserable. Nothing sounds better than diving into your bed and pulling up a cozy blanket over your head. But before you do that, make yourself a steaming cup of tea and load it up with lemon juice.
With cold and flu season upon us, try an old home remedy: lemons.
The wonderfully versatile lemon has many medicinal properties that are often overlooked. Lemon juice is full of vitamin C: the juice of one lemon can provide up to 40 to 70 percent of your daily requirement. If you sound like a foghorn, consider this: the acidity in lemon does a great job cutting through mucus in your throat and nasal passages. This is a secret that singers have known for years.
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