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Café Arnone: An authentic Italian coffee bar

When I first saw the big, orange sign go up on the front of Fairlawn’s new Café Arnone, I thought, “Oh, great; another national chain.” It looked too polished, too organized, too modern to be locally owned, but it is. And it’s polished because the two young men running it, co-owners and first cousins Michael Maghes and Rocco LaRose,...

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A Final Thought: The DNA results are in

Earlier this spring, I wrote a column called “Waiting on the DNA results,” in which I revealed that I had ordered a DNA report from Ancestry.com in an effort to determine once and for all whether there was any truth to the persistent family rumor that one of my ancestors was Native American. The results are in and, alas—no. John...

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ABC Equipment Rental & Sales helps local contractors finish every job safely, efficiently, on budget and on time

My wife and I were blessed with two beautiful daughters who are now in their early thirties. They in turn have blessed us with two active, healthy grandsons, ages 2 and 3. Having no experience with little boys, I am shocked at how much they like heavy equipment, including trucks, trains and any type of construction equipment. In fact, my youngest...

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Here's why it's a good idea to list your home now

Right now, when the cold rains of November beat down the last colorful leaves of fall and we all start Googling turkey recipes, many real estate agents yawn and stretch like bears going into hibernation. After all, no one buys a house in the winter, right? Not so fast. “Smart, savvy agents are actually really busy in the fall and...

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A Final Thought: The Great Pretender

Growing up in the 1960s, my family had a “living room” which was, ironically, off limits to the living. The room featured a stiff-backed sofa accentuated with elegant pillows made of velvet and satin. The sofa was flanked on each side by matching end tables, each supporting matching porcelain lamps and gold-embossed, leather-bound books with...

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