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Mimi and Our Lady of the Cedars present Mary Faktor’s smash-hit comedy The Six Ages of Woman, coming Friday, November 10, to Akron

Mary Faktor’s one-woman show, The Six Ages of Woman, has been a smash-hit here in the Midwest for about as long as The Phantom of the Opera has been on Broadway. Women who first experienced Mary’s side-splitting humor back in the 1980s are now bringing their own grown daughters to see the PG-rated show. And for good reason: Mary’s...

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Vino Nobile di Montepulciano: The noble choice

Let’s continue our wine journey and head to the Tuscan hilltop town known as the “Pearl of the Renaissance,” due to its 16th century architecture, among other things. “Montepulciano produces another of Tuscany’s highly prized wines,” Jim Sperk of the Northern Ohio Wine Guild says. “Vino Nobile di Montepulciano has a long history...

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Are you an ant or a grasshopper?

We all know Aesop’s fable of the ant and the grasshopper. The ant spends his summer gathering food for winter, while the grasshopper spends his sunny days singing and dancing. I doubt any of us is fully one or the other; rather, we are each sometimes an ant and sometimes a grasshopper, depending on the situation and our personal interests...

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The next race in the City of Green’s Great 8 Race Series is the Bulldog Dash, benefitting Green Local Schools

Three races remain in the City of Green’s 2023 Green Great Eight Race Series, so if you’ve already run or walked in at least two, you still have a chance to participate in five of them to earn your commemorative hoodie, in addition to awards and swag provided by each race. Last year the series raised more than $150,000 for nonprofits and...

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Here’s the science behind the freeze/thaw cycle and how Pristine Clean can help protect your concrete from its damaging effects

When I was a kid, I read a book about a little boy who cracked open an iron ball by filling a large hole in the ball with water, welding it shut, and freezing it. It was a science story about the power of the freeze/thaw cycle. When water freezes, it expands with such force and determination it can shatter mountains. It can also shatter your...

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