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Minkin's Music: A guiding light

There are lighthouses in Cleveland and they don’t necessarily stand on the shoreline of Lake Erie. Chad Cochran, aka “Cowtown Chad,” is one of those bright lights who has become an ambassador of Northeast Ohio within the international Americana Roots music community. Born in Fredericktown and now residing in Cleveland, Chad uses his...

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Meet the Artist: Keri Sparenga, Colorfaux Murals by Keri

Blessed with a vivid and active imagination, local painter Keri Sparenga comes from a family with an artistic disposition, from drawing and painting to floral arranging to singing and playing a musical instrument, they seem to do it all. Keri’s skill blossomed as a self-taught painter with an insatiable appetite to learn every artistic avenue...

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A Final Thought: Where are the science celebrities?

In the first two decades of the 20th century, America’s list of top celebrities included many inventors, explorers, scientists and adventurers. But by the time we got to the second half of the century, our celebrities had become almost exclusively entertainers—actors, singers, and professional athletes. Our interest in the Nobel Prize...

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Is your roof ready for winter?

There are several signs that you may need a new roof, including damaged shingles, missing shingles and evidence of water leaking into your home. If you see these indications, don’t wait too long because the ice storms are coming. “If a roof is damaged, a strong summer thunderstorm may be all you need to finally see a leak,” says...

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Taking the work out of working out

Over the years, Jim Hovanec joined many gyms around town but never really got fit. That was until his wife coaxed him to come to a chair yoga class at the Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center. “I had belonged to other gyms but always failed miserably reaching my fitness goals. Here, it’s different,” he says. “This...

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