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Get your mind out of the gutter

If you’re thinking about cleaning your own gutters this spring, I have three words for you: Don’t do it. Sadly, two friends of mine had their lives tragically altered when they each fell from an extension ladder while cleaning their gutters. One ultimately died from his injuries, suffering from chronic pain, depression and addiction to...

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A Final Thought: Please pass the ketchup

I have always enjoyed cooking. When I was a kid arriving home from school, my older brother would make us watch The Galloping Gourmet on TV while my sister and I wanted only to learn what trouble Eddie Haskell was causing for Wally and the Beav. Secretly, though, I didn’t mind. The show was always exciting at the end when Graham Kerr would...

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A Final Thought: Maybe the future isn't so scary

Last week, I made the mistake of asking a good friend who knows me well if he could suggest any New Year’s resolutions for me, something other than achieving the recommended daily allowance of fiber in my diet, which—at 38 grams a day—is going to require eating enough carrots to turn my skin orange. “Sure,” he replied,...

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Downtown Akron's Crave has an eclectic menu filled with surprises

If you ask chef/owner Aaron Hervey what kind of restaurant his downtown Akron Crave is, he’ll hesitate, then say, “New American” or perhaps, “Eclectic.” That’s because Crave cannot be pigeon-holed. It’s American, yes, but also Latin, Thai, Cajun, Italian, Hawaiian, etc. It’s fine dining, yet casual, and it’s busy at both...

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Update your bath for pennies on the dollar

If you’re thinking of updating your bath by replacing an outdated tub or shower, the project will likely mean a new floor, which will also entail removing the toilet and even the vanity. Suddenly, your simple job has mushroomed into a complete bathroom remodel that can easily cost $7,500. This is why so many people are opting for...

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