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The Brick Oven boldly puts their own spin on traditional Italian and Eastern European cuisine

When Jennifer Gentile was studying culinary arts and hospitality management at the University of Akron, the door in her college dorm room was always open and it became the hangout place for students to gather. Now, more than a decade later, she is opening the door to her new restaurant, The Brick Oven in Southland South plaza, with that same...

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The Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center kicks the traditional gym experience to the curb

Every year in January, when it is time to hit the reset button and resolve to live healthier and exercise more, the Fitness Center at University Hospitals Avon Health Center sees a bump in membership. And though national statistics show that come February most people give up on their New Year’s resolutions, members at this Avon fitness center...

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Lilac Thyme Stables tailors to the needs and goals of each individual rider

Although the ground may be snow-covered, winter recreational pursuits don’t have to be limited to skiing, ice skating, sledding or ice fishing. Tucked back from the road on 10 acres in Columbia Station is Lilac Thyme Stables, owned and operated by Cindy and Mike Musto. The stables offer a temperature-controlled indoor arena designed to host...

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Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga’s Apex Dermatology is on the grow again, now in Westlake

When Dr. Jorge Garcia-Zuazaga founded Apex Dermatology and Skin Surgery Center in 2011, he had a mission to transform lives through healthy skin. Whether helping a patient to become cancer free, improve acne or smooth away wrinkles, Apex has been empowering people ever since. And to help more Northeast Ohioans, Apex is expanding its reach...

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At the Fitness Center at UH Avon Health Center, the certified and degreed fitness specialists perform an InBody test for all its new members to better gauge their health

For those of us baking dozens of holiday cookies or feasting on fattening appetizers and calorie-laden drinks at festive parties this month, we have the same mindset: Indulge now because in a few weeks we will start losing weight in the New Year. But shedding pounds is not what it’s all about, as the numbers on the scale can be misleading...

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