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The fix for cracked and peeling basem...

by on 05/09/2017 - 04:42 pm
Category: Home

By Greg Mata, Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete
There are many types of epoxy coatings that can repair and/or protect all types of concrete surfaces. It doesn’t matter if the concrete is old or new, it should be protected properly to avoid costly repairs in the future.
Flooding this year created a lot of aggravation for many homeowners in the Akron and Cleveland areas, destroying carpeting, tile, and hardwood floors. This could have been avoided if the concrete floors were protected with a professional epoxy coating from Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete. Customers who had already hired us to install one of our beautiful, non-porous epoxy finishes did not have any ...

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Savvy grocery shopping during the hol...

by on 11/23/2015 - 10:38 am
Categories: Community, Food, Home, Smart Living

By Mimi Vanderhaven
Many hosts are intimidated by the crowds, expense, and overwhelming choices associated with holiday grocery shopping. But with advance planning and a positive attitude, purchasing ingredients for your favorite Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa meals can be enjoyable and affordable.
Make lists and check them twice. Establish a guest list, menu, and detailed shopping list that includes everything from turkey and produce to beverages, condiments, and spices. Specify quantities to prevent overbuying.
Clip coupons. Discounts abound this time of year for canned pumpkins and yams, baking products, frozen pie crusts, spices, can ...

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What is a dental implant?

by on 07/22/2015 - 03:18 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Vladimir Pastouk, Dental & Cosmetic Solutions
Q: I have heard that dental implants improve your smile and your overall health. But just what is a dental implant?
A: A dental implant is a post that replaces the natural root of the tooth. The post is made of titanium or titanium alloy, which is specifically designed to be inserted into the area of the missing tooth. Once this implant is surgically placed into the bone, the titanium integrates and fuses with the bone and creates the base for the crown to be placed over it. The new tooth fits, looks, and functions just like a natural tooth.
At Dental & Cosmetic Solutions, we offer comprehensive dental im ...

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Can I really get a dental implant in ...

by on 04/21/2015 - 01:24 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. Vladimir Pastouk, Dental & Cosmetic Solutions
Q: I have seen ads touting dental implants that are done in one day. Can I really have a new tooth in one day?
A: Although the implant itself is done in one day, the preparation of the bone, integrating the implant so that it fuses with the bone, and the healing of the tissue usually takes three to six months. For some patients who do not have enough bone volume, bone grafting might be necessary, which increases the required healing time.
There are certain things we do not have control over, such as the physiology of our bodies, so the time varies from patient to patient.
Healing is the key to a successful d ...

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Should you get a second opinion on yo...

by on 12/19/2014 - 01:29 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady Co.
When the markets turn as volatile and confusing as they have recently, even the most patient investors may come to question the wisdom of the investment plan they’ve been following.
At Michael Brady & Co., we’ve seen a lot of difficult markets come and go. And we can certainly empathize with people who find the current environment troublesome and disturbing. We’d like to help, if we can.
To that end, here’s what we offer: A cup of coffee and a second opinion.
By appointment, you’re welcome to come in and sit with us for a while. We’ll ask you to outline your financial goals—what ...

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Rock Hall honors Everly Brothers

by on 12/19/2014 - 01:12 pm
Category: Arts & Entertainment

By Jay Minkin, Minkin's Music
If you look at the rock and roll timeline, The Everly Brothers influenced artists from The Beatles to the present day Milk Carton Kids. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will be honoring them this month as part of its 19th Annual Music Masters Series, with several educational events leading up to the big tribute concert at the State Theatre.   
With Don singing the melody and brother Phil harmonizing above, the 1986 Rock HOF inductees’ close-mic harmony style was both emotional and mysterious back in 1957. The hit singles “Bye, Bye, Love,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” and “All I have to Do Is Dre ...

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10 fun facts about horses

by on 12/19/2014 - 10:50 am
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

By Kathleen Flower
Lookaway Farm
Ask a roomful of people what they associate with horses and you are sure to get a variety of answers. Depending on their interests and ages, some folks may conjure up images of a horse-drawn carriage (Cinderella, anyone?), fast cars (such as a Mustang), sipping mint juleps at the Kentucky Derby, or a certain talking stallion with his own television show.
Whatever your perspective, saddle up to learn 10 fun facts you may not know about our equestrian friends:
 1.    Who has the last laugh now? Horses appear to be laughing when they curl their upper lip and show their teeth, but they are actually directing scents into the ...

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Are you a first-time cruiser?

by on 12/18/2014 - 02:19 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Smart Living

By Adrienne Greben, Cruise Planners/American Express Travel
Think a cruise just isn't for you? There is truly something for everyone.
Think a cruise is out of reach for you? You'll be amazed at the remarkable value for your money.
A cruise has the highest satisfaction rating and the highest repeat rate of any vacation option out there. The old saying, “Cruising is only for the newly wed, well bred, over fed, and nearly dead” couldn't be further from the truth.
Sensationalized media and irresponsible journalism have tried to deter people from taking cruises. Lots of urban legends and myths exist, such as the ideas that you'll be confined or get ...

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Should you microchip your pet?

by on 12/17/2014 - 04:15 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Dr. Jeffrey Peacock, Crossroads Animal Hospital
I read an article in the paper last week about Gidget, a Jack Russell terrier that went missing from her home near Philadelphia and ended up in Oregon four months later. It remains a mystery as to how she got to Oregon, but the big question is, how did she ever get reunited with her family in Pennsylvania? 
The answer is a microchip that had been implanted under Gidget’s skin when she was a puppy. Workers at a shelter near Portland were able to identify her when they used a scanner and found the microchip. The shelter contacted the manufacturer, PetLink, which, in turn, contacted her family.
PetLink is p ...

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Save on the gift of golf

by on 12/16/2014 - 02:06 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Food

By Chad Gibson
Deer Pass Golf Course
When the standard Christmas staples, like socks, cologne, candles, and candy just won’t cut it, consider giving the gift of fun by purchasing a gift certificate from Deer Pass Golf Course.
This year, Deer Pass Golf Course has partnered with Rolling Acres Golf Course, which is based out of Nova. The product of our partnership is perfect for stocking stuffers, as we’re offering the public two nine-hole rounds and a cart at both golf courses for just $40. That’s a total of 18-holes.
Alternatively, you can purchase four 18-hole rounds for both golf courses (36 holes total) for just $100, which also includes a golf ...

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