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Here’s how MaxStrength Fitness helped one local woman stop toying around with her health

Meet self-described yo-yo dieter and lifelong couch potato Judy Williams. This vivacious go-getter had plenty of excuses to fall back on for letting her health slip a little—a high-level career in HR, a double hip replacement and a diagnosis of osteoarthritis. But she also saw the writing on the wall of her future health, and six...

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Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity works to make safe, healthy and affordable housing accessible to everyone

What if everyone in Lake and Geauga Counties had a safe, healthy and affordable place to call home? Meet Michael Barb, executive director of Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity (LGHFH). Michael and his staff begin each day asking themselves this question and then get busy doing the work to make their vision a reality. Mimi sat down with Michael to...

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With its mantra “best wash every time,” the new premium, express vehicle wash Blue Falls Car Wash in Mentor has arrived

Lake County’s newest car wash—Blue Falls—opens this month just in time to save us from the havoc snow, sleet and road salt can wreak on our cars and trucks. I recently sat down with Sam Jakabcic, who has worked at the company the past 27 years and is group business unit leader, and Jesse Noblit, who is district sales manager for...

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Fig Leaf Coffee brews a better cup of coffee and you don’t have to spend more to take a sip of the good stuff

Try a local roaster in 2023 and find out why it makes such a big difference in your coffee buying and drinking experience. Here are five good reasons to give Fig Leaf Coffee Company a try this year. Our coffee tastes better because it is better. We use fresh, fair-trade beans, and offer water-processed decaf options. We roast in small batches...

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Now is a perfect time to tap the team of experts at Curb Appeal Painting to revitalize your interior spaces

To pass the winter in a torpid or resting state,” is how Merriam-Webster defines hibernating. While it might be a juncture for slowing down and pushing the reset button, the dead middle of winter is also when homeowners spend the most time indoors staring at their four walls and getting busy improving them. Not surprisingly, January-February...

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