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Merry Christmas Ale

The modern-day concept of Christmas Ale started in England as a dark, strong, and spiced winter warmer brew. American Christmas beers can differ from brewery to brewery and are made in a variety of styles. Most holiday beers are amber or darker-colored beers. Spices that are associated with Christmas such as cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, […]

Stark County Ski Club

Joining clubs to stay active is nothing new. It’s always great to have those like-minded people cheering you on as you accomplish a goal or try something new. The Stark County Ski Club combines group sporting activities with social events. It’s not just a ski club, it’s a social gathering of friends who like to […]

Ohio Brewery Tour

Does it seem like a new craft brewery is opening every month? The craft brewery expansion is a trend that’s sweeping across the US. Northeast Ohio has seen an explosion of craft breweries across the region of all sizes and flavors creating a Craft Brew Tourism industry. Some communities have developed brewery districts or regional […]

Tobogganing Cleveland Metroparks

By Mary Vlahos Cleveland Metroparks The Place to go for Winter Fun Most people think of the Cleveland Metroparks system as a place for fun, summer activities for the whole family. While that is true, the Metroparks do not shut down for the winter; quite the contrary. Visitors will still find a variety of activities […]

Holiday’s in Hartville Ohio

The holiday season stirs up nostalgic memories of chopping down Christmas trees with the kids, going to quaint stores to shop, seeking out holiday entertainment, and having holiday treats with my family. Visiting the town of Hartville mixes the old with the new, the small quaint stores in downtown Hartville with the sprawling shopping and […]

Canal Fulton Ohio

We take our families all over the country on vacations, but sometimes we neglect to visit what’s in our own backyard. Canal Fulton is located in the northwest part of Stark County. It’s filled with outdoor adventure and fun ways to keep fit this fall. Whether you’re a hiker, biker, canoer, or just an avid […]

Explore Wilmot Ohio

The gateway to Amish Country and a great source of family fun, Wilmot, Ohio is located in the southwest corner of Stark County, an easy drive for anyone in northeast Ohio and beyond. Wholesome Valley Farm, The Wilderness Center, and The Amish Door Village are the major attractions in Wilmot that make it a great […]

How do I Volunteer

By Mary Vlahos Volunteering can be a confusing prospect and it’s important to find the volunteer position and organization that is right for you. What volunteer opportunities are out there, and how do you find them? How do you know which opportunity is right for you? What benefits can you get out of volunteering? These […]

Play Indoors This Winter

By Mary Vlahos We’ve had an amazing fall, but now the weather is changing and winter is here. What do you do to keep from getting cabin fever? There are many activities available in our area to entertain and excite the whole family. We will be exploring which stores have free or inexpensive craft projects […]

Pick Your Own Fresh Fruit

By Mary Vlahos Fall brings with it a variety of traditions such as campfires, hayrides, and carving pumpkins. Have you ever thought of picking fruit as a fun fall tradition? It’s a great way to ensure your apples are super fresh, and it’s something the entire family can enjoy. Buying fresh fruit from the store […]

Fitness Diet and Health Apps

By Mary Vlahos Technology has taken over and in most instances, made things a little easier and more convenient. Apps are an exploding industry and are creeping into every corner of our lives. Health and wellness are no exception. There are fitness apps that run the gambit from yoga to running to tracking calories burned […]

Bucket List For 2016

By Mary Vlahos Everyone has something they’ve always wanted to do, learn, or experience at least once in their lives. It’s time to check one of those off in 2016, and just do it. There are a lot of local resources in our area to help you accomplish your goal, and most of them are […]