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The Farmpark annual Quilting Show is back!

Quilting is one of those traditional artistic hobbies from yesteryear that has made a resurgence during the pandemic. Lucky for us, darlings, one of the biggest quilting shows in the state will be right here in Lake County on Frida, Quilts 2022, will be at Lake Metroparks Farmpark on Friday, April 1, through Sunday. You can view these...

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The ingenious way one Mentor school teacher is helping her students appreciate the everyday use of math

Mimi vividly recalls sitting in eighth grade algebra with a pencil stuck in her pink hat thinking to herself, “I will never need any of this!” For anyone who has ever felt likewise, Angie Laurie, an eighth-grade math teacher at Shore Middle School in Mentor, would strongly disagree. Through her novel program—Laurie’s...

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Lose 20-40 lbs before Memorial Day

The 70-degree temperatures we enjoyed at the beginning of March were a hopeful reminder that shorts and swimsuit season really is on its way. If you’ve picked up unwanted pounds over the winter or during the two-year pandemic—or you’ve been trying to lose weight for a long while without success—here’s a safe and effective way to...

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It's maple sugaring time

Move aside farm-to-table…tree-to-table is having a moment. Nothing heralds the sweet swan song of winter more than Maple Sugaring Weekends at Lake Metroparks Farmpark, set for Saturdays and Sundays, March 5-6 and 12-13. Mimi took a personal tour recently given by her dear friend Andy McGovern, who is the events manager there. Mimi...

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Now is the time to schedule your post-winter gutter cleaning and have your gutters covered before the arrival of spring debris and torrential rains

It’s hard to imagine after the knee-deep snows of January and early February, but spring is on its way. We’re already seeing daytime highs creep back into the 40s. And with the melting snow comes another banner year for area contractors as homeowners continue to invest in improving their homes to enjoy a relaxing, low-maintenance...

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