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Should I paint my garage floor?

by on 05/09/2017 - 01:40 pm
Category: Home

By Greg Mata, Cutting Edge Decorative Concrete
With spring in Northeast Ohio well under way, homeowners are looking to spruce up their garages as well as transform them into usable recreational spaces. There are, however, a few things to think about before deciding to paint or coat your garage floor.
People who want to buy paint or some other garage floor DIY coating product are on the right path, but the product choices available to consumers are typically not the best options. Regardless of how closely you follow the directions on the can, and no matter how much prep work you do prior to the application, the success rate for paint and other DIY floor coatings is ...

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Gotta Groove presses collectible vinyl

by on 04/26/2017 - 04:42 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community

A large cluster of industrial buildings that still remain on Cleveland’s near east side were once home to iron foundries, motors, tube, metals and machine works. Named after the once thriving Tyler Elevator Company, the area now is the hub to a cluster of small businesses referred to as Tyler Village, located at East 36th Street and Superior Avenue.
On the ground floor of Building 42, Gotta Groove Records has channeled the manufacturing past into a thriving vinyl record pressing facility. Gotta Groove Records began operations in 2009 and was the first new pressing plant to open in the United States in decades. It took some foresight for owner Vince Slusarz, after a 25-yea ...

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Money Matters: Out of control

by on 04/20/2017 - 04:27 pm
Category: Smart Living

By Mike Brady, Michael Brady & Co.
Don’t worry about the things you can’t control and concentrate on the things you can. With the markets reaching all-time highs, many people are wondering how long it might be before they retreat, how far they might decline, and how long they might be down. They are wondering what might cause the markets to decline. These are unknown variables and the unknown always causes concern.
You would be better off to concentrate on the things you can control. You can control many aspects of your life that can mitigate and manage the effects of these unknowns. If you are working, you can control the amount of money you are contributin ...

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How to put a fresh face on your home

by on 04/17/2017 - 04:20 pm
Category: Home

By Scott Herceg, Kitchen Design Center
With nature waking up from its long winter’s nap—birds making nests, blossoms blooming everywhere—now is the perfect time to reset your clock to spring cleaning mode, seeing your home in the bright white light of a new day and finding ways to enhance it. 
Here are a few ideas:
• Clear the Way–Clutter in every room could be dragging you down. Pick up each item on your counters and ask yourself how much you love it. Does it really make a positive impact in your life? If not, you’re better off without it.
• Thinking Green–Add a boost of life to any room with a festive plant. Think outsi ...

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Structured summer play at the Church ...

by on 04/17/2017 - 04:11 pm
Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community, Smart Living

By Sam Weisend, The Church at Stony Hill
School’s almost out, but kids still need to keep their skills sharp. Signing your kids up for summer sports leagues and summer camps can keep them in the game from the end of one school year to the start of the next.  
Structured play provides children with an opportunity to hone their skills and have fun. Structured play is any fun, goal-oriented activity that enhances either physical or mental development. Unlike free play, structured play is moderated. Teachers, coaches and camp counselors guide activities and then ask, “What did you learn?”
Structured play encourages children to set goals, reflect, ...

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Staying active and engaged after reti...

by on 04/17/2017 - 03:43 pm
Categories: Community, Health & Beauty, Home, Smart Living

By Jeff Risner, Renaissance of Richfield/Bath
On the road to retirement, day in and day out, we eagerly inch closer to our reward for our life’s work. We dream of retirement as a time to relax or reinvent ourselves. When we get there, and the day comes when we can finally chuck that early morning alarm clock, reality sets in.
Now what?
The road ahead may look empty, particularly as we continue to live longer lives well past the age of retirement. We should forge ahead, and remember retirement is our time to rediscover our mind, body and spirit.
We’ve all heard it’s not the destination; it’s the journey. So let’s be there for i ...

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Aging into Medicare

by on 04/13/2017 - 03:53 pm
Categories: Health & Beauty, Smart Living

By Roni Bell, HealthMarkets Insurance Agency
Trying to understand insurance coverage can be a lot like a visit to the dentist. Painful.
One of the biggest things I do is help clients navigate the complex waters of the insurance industry, particularly Medicare, and take the pain out of the process.
Open enrollment for Medicare is over, but I meet with people all year long to help them understand their coverage options. I can show you the moving parts and pieces of your Medicare plan and how to manage some of the costs. 
People just turning 65 are often overwhelmed by the idea of Medicare and don’t know where to begin. New 65s have a seven-month e ...

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Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists: A fu...

by on 04/13/2017 - 03:47 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Dr. David Gutman, Advanced Hemorrhoid Specialists
“Hey, doc,” said my last new patient of the day. “Let me tell you, my hemorrhoids are a real pain in the butt.”
“Ha, good one,” I laughed...for the sixth time that day.
Having just celebrated our 10th anniversary as “the hemorrhoid place” in Northeast Ohio, I have seen and heard them all, from messages written in ink on the posterior canvas—“Caution! Work area!”—to patients affectionately naming their needless nuisances “Larry, Moe and Curly.”
I assure you, the humor in my profession knows no bounds.
I remember t ...

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Help for hot flashes and menopause

by on 04/13/2017 - 02:58 pm
Category: Health & Beauty

By Mike Ventresca, Vital Choice Healthstore
For some women, hot flashes and night sweats are infrequent and manageable. But for others, they are a major obstacle to daily living—forcing sufferers to endure as many as 20 episodes per day.
With this in mind, I want to revisit the herb that has been by far our most successful supplement for countless women, giving them relief in as little as seven days. It’s called pueraria mirifica (PM for short). 
According to research, PM contains a complex of phytoestrogens, including one called miroestrol, that can effectively relieve menopausal symptoms. However, unlike the phytoestrogens from red clover, soy an ...

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