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It’s time to takeout and speak up for local restaurants

One day last week I walked into one of my favorite Italian restaurants—Vaccaro’s Trattoria—in Bath, Ohio, to pick up a takeout order. The limited staff was practicing social distancing and wearing black masks that matched their black server attire. It was both elegant and surreal. As I stepped aside to keep my distance and wait...

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Break those unhealthy eating habits

The Constipation Movie. Why not make today the day you break those unhealthy habits? As we hunker down at home, waiting for the world to reopen, we are all finding different ways to pass the time. Some of us are spending our days helping our kids with schoolwork, others are catching up on projects that have been waiting in the wings...

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Before you invest in expensive plants, let an expert help you plan your space

Last spring when I introduced landscape designer Michelle Riley in the pages of Mimi, her phone starting ringing off the hook. That’s because people who know me know that I wouldn’t have recommended her if she weren’t good—and inexpensive. She’s both. “I loved getting calls from Mimi readers last year,” Michelle told me...

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Clean and sanitize your outdoor surfaces

Last week, my wife and I brought our outdoor furniture out of the garage and set it up under our “veranda.” That’s the fancy name we give our back porch. I texted a photo of the furniture to my kids with the caption, “Spring is here!” My son-in-law texted back, “Looks great. Now sanitize it so we can come over.” He was...

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If you need to connect with a therapist, teletherapy could be your lifeline

At the precarious and self-isolating crossroads we find ourselves, one local group of mental health practitioners is opening the virtual door to counseling for existing and new patients. In mid-March, Avenues of Counseling and Mediation launched teletherapy in preparation for the impending stay-at-home order. This HIPAA-compliant video...

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