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Turn your eyes to the skies in several locations at Lake Metroparks to see the fascinating fall migration of the area’s avian species

Have you heard the old joke, “There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot”? True confession, darlings—that’s how Mimi used to feel about the pursuit of birdwatching. But then I read a statistic that upwards of 51 million Americans have taken it up. So, Mimi grabbed her Barbie-pink...

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Planning for Medicaid

The tail end of the baby boomers—those born between 1946 and 1964—will be reaching age 60 next year. For the nearly 3 million Ohioans who are 60 and above, the issue of estate planning, and particularly Medicaid planning, is a concern. I reached out to local estate planning attorney Margaret T. Karl for some insight. “One...

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Horror short film fest haunts Akron

A new horror short film festival to die for has been created by and for Ohio filmmakers, just in time for those looking for a fright during the Halloween season. The first-ever Akron Independent Horror Short Film Festival will screen 20 short films from local filmmakers across two screens at the Akron Civic Theatre on Saturday, September...

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Help support brighter futures

Every year, the Deepwood Foundation holds a gala fundraiser to support its mission of empowering individuals with developmental disabilities and enriching the quality of their lives by providing support, advocacy, grants and resources. This year’s event, “Deepwood Foundation Gala: Dream Big – A Celebration of Success” will be held on...

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Knob-and-tube wiring

Homes built in the 1950s or earlier are loaded with charm and character, but what’s not so inviting about older homes is their electrical systems. This month I’d like to talk about old knob-and-tube wiring. If your house was built before 1950, it most likely operates on this method of wiring. The two biggest problems with knob-and-tube...

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