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Downtown Akron’s Lock 3 Park has transformed into a wonderland with WinterBlast

Living in Northeast Ohio, we all have learned to embrace the four seasons. So come winter, we are ready to pull on our boots and hats, and head outdoors. Fortunately, Lock 3 Park makes outdoor adventures warm and cozy with fire pits and igloos, and exhilarating with ice skating, ice biking, ice bumper cars and Polar Putt-Putt. During...

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If you didn’t qualify for a subsidy for your health insurance coverage previously, you may now

If we’ve learned nothing over the last year-and-a-half, we’ve been shown time and again how valuable health insurance coverage can be. Because there is a push to get more people insured, the Open Enrollment Period for Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage has been extended until Saturday, January 15, 2022. If you didn’t qualify for...

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A new collaboration aims to produce the next generation of first responders

In response to a growing need for more first responders in our community, the new Mentor Fire EMT Academy was founded this year as an impressive collaboration between the City of Mentor Fire Department and the Lake Shore Compact Career Tech. Open to high school seniors, the one-year program helps them explore a number of health and safety...

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Hometown Holidays Celebration

“Oh, there’s no place like home for the holidays, ‘cause no matter how far away you roam, when you pine for the sunshine of a friendly gaze, for the holidays, you can’t beat home, sweet home.” This is pretty sage advice made famous by the inimitable Perry Como, and luckily, all roads lead to Medina, Ohio, for the quintessential...

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Warm your spirits with port

When I think of winter and sitting by a cozy fire, I think of port, which is perfect for warming your spirits on a cold winter’s night. Port is a fortified wine produced in the Douro Valley of northern Portugal. A fortified wine is one to which some type of distilled spirit, typically brandy, has been added. Other fortified wines include...

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