Category: Mitch Allen

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A Final Thought: A guide to gift-giving

Twenty-five years ago, I surprised my family with a special holiday present: a gift certificate for a hot air balloon ride for the four of us—me, my wife and our two daughters. I still...

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This Christmas season, you’ll find a warm and welcoming home at Painesville’s First Church of Christ

I'm not sure when it happened, but Thanksgiving seems to have gone a little off track. As a kid, I remember the holiday being all about food, family and thankfulness, but, if this year is any...

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Is medical marijuana right for you?

There is so much new research on the benefits of medical cannabis, from slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s to shrinking malignant tumors, that state after state is going full throttle to bring...

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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...

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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...

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