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Minkin Music: Berry Honored at Rock Hall

by on 02/07/2013 - 04:44 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Jay Minkin
If you play a guitar, have a bucket list of concerts attended, or can quote Marty McFly, then you need to read this. The Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be honoring 85-year-old Chuck Berry as this year’s American Music Master with a week of events starting Monday, October 22. It will all culminate with a tribute concert held at Playhouse Square’s State Theatre on Saturday, October 27, that the guest of honor will perform at.
If you haven’t heard of Chuck Berry, then “School Days” are in session. I recommend you begin with an album called The Great Twenty-Eight that was released in 1982. It has all the classic songs ...

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Bio-Identical Hormone Treatments

by on 10/18/2012 - 11:42 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Jeff Christian
Hormone imbalance can occur in women of all ages. From the cascade of hormone problems that can accompany adolescence throughout the reproductive years, and culminating with the myriad symptoms of menopause, trouble can start when hormone levels become too high or too low.
Traditional medical treatments sometimes fail to address the needs of a woman suffering from hormone problems, or they rely on medications that have undesirable risks or side effects. If you are one of many women who have tried a treatment or medication to treat a hormonal problem and you are frustrated with incomplete results or side effects, or if you just want a more natural appro ...

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Look Younger Now

by on 10/18/2012 - 11:01 am
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mimi Vanderhaven
Mimi: After a little too much summer “fun in the sun,” Mimi is noticing new brown spots on her face and chest, as well as enlarged pores on her cheeks and nose. Can her skin’s texture and pigment be improved in time for the holidays?
Dr. Stefanie: Yes! At your first appointment we’ll talk about nutritional and lifestyle choices that will maximize your efforts toward healthier-looking skin.
We want to make sure that going forward, even in the fall and winter, you’re wearing a broad-spectrum sunscreen every day on your face, neck, chest and hands. UV-A rays (the sun’s aging rays) penetrate ozone, clouds, and gla ...

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Is Your Humidifier Working?

by on 10/18/2012 - 10:19 am
Category: Home

By Andy Pech
Remember last winter? Did you wake up every morning with a dry throat? Was your skin dry, cracked and itchy? Do you remember getting a “shock” when you touched a doorknob or other metal surface? These are all symptoms of low humidity which is a common problem during cold, winter months. Relief can come with the installation of a whole-house humidifier.
If you have a forced-air heating system, a whole-house humidifier can be installed on your furnace, which will put soothing moisture back into the air in your home. Modern humidifiers work very well and are completely automatic. There are two basic types of humidifiers available today, evaporative and ...

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Raindrop Therapy Can Heal

by on 10/17/2012 - 01:30 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Natalie Rumbaugh
Imagine lying comfortably on a warm, plush, oversized massage table. Soft, restful music plays in the background, gently lulling you into complete relaxation. Pure essential oils are gently dropping on your back, almost like a light rain. Your back is gently massaged as the essential oils penetrate the muscles for healing. My words cannot accurately describe the total sensory experience of a Raindrop Therapy session, but they can describe the many health benefits.
Raindrop Therapy is a gentle, healing technique using high-quality, pure, organic, therapeutic-grade essential oils that are dispensed like little drops of rain from a height of about six inche ...

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Mice Season Is Right Now

by on 10/17/2012 - 12:54 pm
Category: Home

By Gary Jones´╗┐
With the arrival of fall and cooler temperatures, mice and other rodents are searching for a warm, dry space and a little something to eat and drink. That means they work their way indoors through small cracks, crevices and holes in our homes.
Believe it or not, a mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a pencil eraser.
The common signs of a rodent problem are the “calling cards” they leave under cabinets and in the silverware drawer (these resemble tiny seeds only they, uh, aren’t seeds) or the sounds of bowling going on in the attic inevitably right above your bed at three o’clock in the morning.
Unfortunately, ...

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Rescue Tales!

by on 10/16/2012 - 04:56 pm
Categories: Community, Smart Living

By Karin Shulin
This American Staffordshire Terrier/Smooth Collie puppy was picked up wandering the streets, hungry and scared. He found temporary comfort at a shelter. When no one claimed him, he was set to meet the fate of dogs that wind up at high-kill shelters. We heard about the puppy, and, of course, had to step up and save him.
As soon as we saw his beautiful, short coat the color of butterscotch, his name became obvious: Scotch. As a playful one-year old, Scotch calms down easily, making him a wonderful dog to have around. He has quickly learned the basic commands of his obedience training. He is full of personality and loves to play. Scotch has a medium energy leve ...

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Home For the Holidays?

by on 10/16/2012 - 04:47 pm
Categories: Home, Smart Living

By Matt Lasher
Q: With the holidays approaching, is this a bad time to put my home on the market? —JoAnne, Akron, OHA: It depends. And here’s why: The real estate market will most likely begin to slow down in a few weeks. We have increasingly busy schedules, and when you imagine our unpredictable northeast Ohio winters, you begin to see why people are reluctant to ride  around town in search of their new home. 
However, there are several advantages to having your home on the market during the holidays.
Many sellers elect to take their homes off the market for the holidays and many potential sellers are waiting until after the holidays to list, ...

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Rescue Tales!

by on 10/16/2012 - 04:43 pm
Category: Community

By Georjette Thomas´╗┐
We’re upset when we see a ball of fur on the side of the road and reflect on the fate of that animal. Was it someone’s beloved pet? Did the animal suffer in pain, or was it an instant death? After pondering these thoughts, additional questions arise. Who might be looking for their pet and why weren’t they better protected?
Like children, pets need our protection. Fenced-in backyards, securely installed overhead runs, appropriately fitted collars and chaperoned while outdoors will keep your precious canine safe. Additionally, our feline companions are more fragile than one might think. Their curiosity will take them everywhere and an ex ...

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Why Are My Estimates Different?

by on 10/16/2012 - 04:23 pm
Category: Home

By Brent Moore
Q: My three kitchen remodel estimates are all so different. Am I talking to the right type of contractors?—Sharon P., Strongsville
A: There are many possible reasons the estimates are so different. One could be that the contractors did not bid the same exact work. Each may have brought up a new issue or idea that had not been previously discussed. Also, each one may have given his best “guess” as to what your kitchen would cost if the finish items had not yet been selected. Additionally, you may have estimates from different types of contractors.
Many people will hire a carpenter to install their hardwood floors, or a plumber to ins ...

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