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Spring Home Design and Special Events                              April 28, 2011

                                         Geauga County
                                         Maple Festival
                                         something sweet for everyone!
                                                  Schedule and more on page 10




  Century Village blossoms
  with new endeavors
  Events on pages 6–7
  Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour
  Details and stops on page 13
  Mother’s Day Event
  at Settlers’ Village
  Details on page 18
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                                                                                                                Mother’s Day Event!
                                                                                                            SAT, MAY 7TH • 10-5PM
                                                                                    Live Music, Zentangle, Art Demonstrations,
                                                                               Craft Making and Fun Activities for the entire family!
                                                                          VANCURA GALLERY - “Women of the Gallery”
                                                                          Meet these artists: JAYMI ZENTS originals * LAURA FIELDS – candle smoke art
                                                                          ROBIN PAYNE – Geauga maple leaf turtles * Etched glassware *
                                                                          Faerie Gardens * Much More!

                                                                          THE CRAFT CUPBOARD                                                               Most items
                                                                          - make your mother a special hand-crafted card with help from                     for sale at
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                                                                                                                                                         Settlers' Village
                                                                                                                                                          are American
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                                                                          - stop in and make your mother a hand-crafted gift.

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                                                                          visit Bud our on-site engineer who has 80 years of knowledge in trains,
                                                                          planes and much more!
                                                                             Vancura Gallery of Fine Art & Custom Framing • The Craft Cupboard • Tiny Stitches Quilt Shop
                                                                          The Artisans’ Barn• Settlers’ Trains, Cargo and Toys • Oberon’s Faerie Garden• Settlers’ Amish Co-op




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April 28, 2011                                                      Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                                              Page 3

82nd Geauga County         Spring Leaf Highlights
Maple Festival ready to go
By Terese Volkmann                                    Friday is also Senior Day and Big
   As the last maple sap pail comes                In Japan will have everyone dancing
down, the Geauga County Maple                      on Main Street. The free concert
Festival is ready to celebrate the                 begins at 7 p.m.
maple season. The festival takes                      Saturday and Sunday is the
place April 28 through May 1 on his-               Invitational Lumberjack Competition.
toric Chardon Square.                              Lots of chips and sawdust will be fly-
   In 1926, Chardon businessman                    ing to see who is the best around.
Arthur Carlson worked with a group                    Also Saturday and Sunday will be
to establish the Maple Festival as a               two huge parades. They step off at 3
                                                   p.m. The theme this year is “The
way to raise awareness of Geauga
                                                   Secret Ingredient – MAPLE!”
County’s rich maple heritage. Right
                                                      Sunday everyone will have a
from the start, it proved to be a great
                                                   chance to participate in the festival
way to accomplish this. Today, the
                                                   with the Sap Run at 10 a.m., followed
tradition continues and Chardon is
                                                   by the Tug Of War and Bathtub
ready to welcome thousands of visi-
                                                   Races at 11 a.m. Entry forms are on
tors to celebrate all things maple.
                                                   the festival website and everyone is              The Geauga County Historical Society's 27th annual Civil War Re-enactment,
   Festivities kick off at noon                                                                      May 28-29 at Century Village in Burton - see details page 6.
                                                   welcome to take part.
Thursday with rides opening at 4
                                                      There is much more taking place
p.m. At 6 p.m., the Battle Of the
                                                   at the 82nd Geauga County Maple
Bands will be a fight to the last note
                                                   Festival. For a complete schedule
to see which local band is the best.               and entry forms, visit www.maplefes-
   Pancakes In the Park opens at 8                 tival.com.
a.m. Friday and continues to 2 p.m.                   Be sure to come out and have a
through Sunday.                                    sweet time!


Recycling at the Maple Festival
By Terese Volkmann                                 be collecting to recycle are plastics,
    Fairmount Minerals, headquar-                  cardboard, newspapers and glass.
tered in Munson Township, is a group               These items will be taken by Waste
of market driven companies with                    Management to their recycling cen-
locations around the globe. It is one              ter and processed for future use.
of the largest producers of industrial                 Volunteers also will be keeping
sand in the United States.                         the grounds neat and clean. Each
    In its mission statement, it says              evening, they will gather trash, recy-
that the Fairmount Minerals family is              cling what can be recycled.                      Settlers' Village hosts "Mother's Day Event" on May 7th, 10am-5pm at 14279 Old
committed to exceed all expectations                   Fairmount Minerals will be mak-              State Road, (Rt. 608) in Middlefield. Enjoy live music and fun activities. Page 18.
while fulfilling economic, social and              ing a major investment of volunteers
environmental responsibilities. Their              for the Maple Festival. In addition to
mission is to manage resources wise-               people from the Munson office, vol-
ly to sustain the prosperity of people             unteers will be coming from
and the planet.                                    Michigan, Illinois and as far away as
    In order to meet its mission of                Texas. They will be helping with the
environmental            stewardship,              recycling project, assist in flipping
Fairmount Minerals and Waste                       pancakes in the Pancake Tent and
Management will be teaching how to                 will be used where needed around
better recycle at the Geauga County                the festival.
Maple Festival. During the four-day                    Anyone interested in learning
festival, they will be working with the            more about recycling can stop by the
vendors to collect their recyclable                Fairmount Minerals and Waste
items.                                             Management booth at the Maple
    Some of the items that they will               Festival.



           GENERAL INFO
GENERAL INFORMATION                                PARKING
                                                                                                    Maple Max invites you to the Annual Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour on May 7th!
   Festival opening/closing times:                     Parking is available on and around           FREE Family Fun! Prizes & More…Get all the details on page 12.
   (weather permitting)                            Chardon Square for about $5
   Thursday Noon - 10 p.m.
                                                       Local organizations park cars as a
   Friday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
   Saturday 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.                      fundraiser for their organization. The money                                                      Sunday, June 12, 2011
   Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.                         collected goes back into the community. If
                                                   you do not wish to pay for parking, then                                                          The West Woods,
RIDE INFORMATION:                                  please note that there is free parking & shut-                                                    9465 Kinsman Road,
Wristbands & individual ticket sales every day:    tle bus service from the ‘Sheetz’ shopping                                                        Russell Township
   Thursday: $15 wristbands from 4 p.m. to         plaza to the Square. Buses run continuously                                                         • Walkers Welcome
   close                                           from 9am to 9pm on Saturday and 9am to                                                              • Caveman garb optional
   Friday & Saturday: $15 wristbands from 10       6pm on Sunday. Please note: The shuttle bus
   a.m. to 5 p.m. and $15 wristbands from 4 p.m.                                                                                                       • Prizes for best costumes
                                                   does not run during the Grand Parade!                                                               • Registration: 7:30 AM
   to close
                                                       Shuttle bus service is sponsored by
   Sunday: $20 wristbands from 11 a.m. to                                                                                                              • Race Start: 9:00 AM
   close                                           Chardon Healthcare.
ALL WRISTBAND & TICKET SALES ARE                                                                                                                     Post-Race Awards Reception:
FINAL NO REFUNDS                                                                                                                                     Immediately following in the Nature Center
   Please note: Some of the Rides DO NOT                                                                                                                 • Prizes
RUN During the Grand Parade
                                                                                                                                                         • Free Food
                                                                                                                                                         • Free T-shirt for first
                                                                                                                                                           200 registrants
                                                                                                    This course is 5K (3.1 miles), run on hilly aggregate surface on portions of trail passing
                        Follow Us Online                                                            Ansel’s Cave, a popular feature that attracts visitors to this park's hilly woodland trails,
                                                                                                    and the Pioneer Bridle Trail. www.geaugaparkdistrict.org. Page 17.
                         www.geaugamapleleaf.com
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Putt’n for fun, not pars,                                                                                     HAVE YOU HEARD OF ZENTANGLE®?
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                                                                                                  form based on repetitive pattern.
                                                                                                  It’s deliberate, mesmerizing, step-
   Chip’s Clubhouse, an 18-hole                  through August. Chip’s Clubhouse is              by-step strokes built upon one
miniature golf course in Chardon,                open each year through Nov. 1.                   another to create surprisingly beau-
has kicked off its fourth fun-filled                 If you’re looking for a fun place to         tiful abstract images. Originally
season.                                          have a birthday party, fundraiser or             developed by Maria Thomas, an
   This spring, Chip’s Clubhouse is              special event, Chip’s has the facilities         artist, and Rick Roberts, a former
offering 10 packs of single-round golf           to help make your special day a suc-             Buddhist monk, as a form of cre-
passes for $35. And, every Tuesday               cess. Chip’s can even help you organ-            ative meditation, it increases relax-
during the season is Grandparent’s               ize your own personal miniature golf             ation, opens up creativity, is fun,
Day, where a grandparent golfs                   league. Group discounts are avail-               inexpensive and positively addict-
FREE for each paid grandchild.                   able. Keep an eye on their website at            ing! Visit www.zentangle.com for
   Chip’s will be open during Spring             www.chipsclubhouse.com for updates               more information. Anyone of any
Break, April 15 through May 1.                   to their spring and summer schedule.             age can create one in as little as 15
   In May, Chip’s is closed on                       Chip’s Clubhouse is conveniently             minutes.
Mondays and, beginning in June, it               located at 214 5th Ave. in Chardon.                  CZTs (Certified Zentangle
will be open seven days a week                   (440) 285-3456.                                  Teachers) Launie McDevitt & Lisa
                                                                                                  Ruschman of Two to Tangle
                                                                                                      (www.twototangle.com) are host-
                                                                                                  ing a FREE Interactive
                                                                                                  Demonstration.                            all the festivities!
                                                                                                      You can find us Saturday, May              Please visit www.vancura-
                                                                                                  7th at Settler's Village & Vancura        gallery.com or call 440-632-1124 for
                                                                                                  Gallery at 14279 Old State Road in        more information.
                                                                                                  Middlefield, celebrating Mother's             Hope to see you there!
                                                                                                  Day a little early. Please join us for



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April 28, 2011                                            Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition   Page 5

The Oldest Maple Festival
in the United States
   Maple festivals are held in a very      Maple Festival, Monterey, Virginia,
small part of the United States. The       Vermont Maple Festival, St. Albans,
maple syrup producing region is very       Vermont, and Troy Maple Festival,
small, around the Great Lakes and          Troy, Pennsylvania.
eastern Canada. So how does the                The Geauga County Maple
Geauga County Maple Festival stack         Festival has also played an important
up in age?                                 part in the maple industry. Did you
   Founded in 1926, this is the 81st       know that the festival was involved
edition of the Geauga County Maple         in helping to set the standards and
Festival. There was no festival in         guideline for maple syrup grades? It
1943, 1944, and 1945, due to World         is these standards that are used by all
War II.                                    producers when making maple syrup.
   Other maple festivals include the           Be a part of history by attending
Pennsylvania Maple Festival,               the Geauga County Maple Festival.
Meyersdale, Pennsylvania, Highland



Bathtub Race Sunday
     Early Sunday morning a large          nated. The pushers get tired but they
crowd will gather on Chardon’s Main        press on seeking victory, the trophy
Street. It doesn’t matter what the         and bragging rights.
weather is, this event draws some of          Only one tub team can win. One
the biggest crowds of the Geauga           by one, teams are eliminated or
County Maple Festival. They have           move on to the next round. Each
come to see the running of the tubs        time pushers must go to the brink of
down Drag Street. The pit area on          their endurance. When the final two
the south end of Main Street is filed      teams meet rim to rim for the num-
with the three-wheeled creations.          ber one slot, they are ready. Tired or
Young men and women, toned and             not, they have to give their all one
fit, warm up for the race of a lifetime.   last time.
     Three-person teams have been             Ready, set, GO!
formed from businesses, community             They begin their last journey
groups and schools. Some have              along Drag Street. They maneuver
trained extensively; ready to take on      the turn around the orange cones
all tubs. Others have dressed as a         and give that last drop of energy to
team with matching shirts or hats.         return to the starting line.
But it will be a test of endurance for        Who wins? You’ll have to be
all.                                       there Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to
     Race time arrives and heat after      find out who the 2011 Bathtub Race
heat, one by one, tub teams are elimi-     winner will be. Don’t miss it!



Maple Festival Book Sale
   The Chardon Friends of the              Sunday1 to 5 p.m. Sunday is Bag Day
Library will be holding their annual       — $3 a bag.
Maple Festival Book Sale in the               In this time of rising prices, the
Chardon Library’s Bostwick Room.           Friends’ book sale is still a great deal.
   On Thursday, there will be a            Most hardbacks are 50 cents and
Friends Members Only Preview from          paperbacks are 25 cents. There will be
9 to 10 a.m. It is possible to join the    bargains for book lovers of all ages.
Friends or renew membership at the            Your support helps the Friends of
door.                                      the Chardon Library provide pro-
   General Book Sale hours will be         gram speakers, buy special equipment
Thursday,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and     and supports the summer reading
Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and           program.



Maple Festival parades
   To many people, the highlight of        star Bill Ward of Newbury Township.
the Geauga County Maple Festival is        Ward recently appeared in the
the two huge parades. Everyone             Denzel       Washington       movie,
around either participates or watches      “Unstoppable.”
from along the parade route. They              Prizes will be awarded for junior
take place Saturday and Sunday.            and adult floats, junior and senior
   The parade theme for 20 11 is           marching corps, antique and classic
“The Secret Ingredient — MAPLE!”           cars, and horses.
which highlights the many uses that            Don’t miss the two huge Geauga
maple has beyond just breakfast.           County Maple Festival parades April
   The Sunday Parade Marshall is           30 and May 1. They begin at 3 p.m.
Loretta Paganini, who founded the          sharp.
International Culinary Arts &                  Come out and have a great time
Sciences School in Chesterland.            at the Festival April 28 through May
Saturday’s Parade Marshall is local        1, on historic Chardon Square.




www.geaugamapleleaf.com
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Join the fun at the Geauga                                                               Maple Festival Schedule
County Maple Festival                                                                    THURSDAY, APRIL 28 -
                                                                                         NOON Until 10:00 PM
                                                                                                                               4:30   DEDICATION OF 2011
                                                                                                                                      FESTIVAL to PAUL A.
                                                                                               (Weather Permitting)                   NEWMAN,
By Terese Volkmann                             There is a one-mile run and a                                                          Entertainment Stage
   There are a lot of events to partic-     five-mile run. Both start and finish                                               4:30   Introduction of VISITING
                                                                                     Noon Official Opening of
ipate in during the 82nd Geauga             on the Square in Chardon.                                                                 QUEEN & DIGNITARIES,
                                                                                             Concessions
County Maple Festival. Some can be             The entry fee for the five-mile       4:00    Rides Open (Bargain Day)                 Entertainment Stage
done alone while others are group           race is $15, day of race $20. The one-   6:00    BATTLE OF THE BANDS               5:00 PANCAKE EATING
activities. Either way, they are a lot of   mile fee is $10.                            -    Entertainment Stage                      CONTEST (Ages 18 and up),
fun.                                           The One-Mile age divisions are 12                                                      Entertainment Stage
                                            and under up to 60 and over. Five-            FRIDAY, APRIL 29 -                   7:00 KARAOKE with ROSIE –
Bathtubs Clean Up                           mile run age divisions are 14 and                                                         Entertainment Stage,
                                                                                       10:00 AM Until 11:00 PM
   On Sunday morning at 11 a.m.,            under up to 60 plus.                               (Weather Permitting)                   Sponsored by Metal
Main Street is taken over with the             The Geauga county Maple                                                         Coatings, Int'l and Cooke's Service
running of the bathtubs. It is one of       Festival Sap Run is made possible        Maple Festival SENIOR DAY ~
the most popular Maple Festival             through the generous donations from        Pilgrim Christian Church, 202 S.             SUNDAY, MAY 1 -
events, filling Chardon Square with         Preston Super Store, Sheetz, Lake          Hambden St.                               11:00 AM Until 7:00 PM
cheering fans and supporters.               Health System, Kinetico and                                                                (Weather permitting)
   Teams of five over the age of 16         Roediger Chiropractic.                   8:00  PANCAKES IN THE PARK
are encouraged to sign up and join                                                          Festival Pancake Tent in the       8:00    PANCAKES IN THE
the fun. All you need is an old style       Tug Of War Sunday                               Square                                     PARK Festival Pancake
cast iron bathtub. Many teams pull                                                   10:00 Rides and Concessions Open                  Tent in the Square
                                               How strong are you? How strong
the creative plugs and decorate their                                                       – Ride wristbands available        8:00    ONE MILE SAP RUN,
                                            are you and a group of your friends?
tub.                                                                                 2:00 PAUL KOVAC & FRIENDS                         Pre- Registration or
                                               Find out by entering the Geauga
   At race time, there needs to be                                                          LIVE ENTERTAINMENT,                        Register at 7:00 a.m.
someone sitting in the tub and steer-       County Maple Festival Tug Of War
                                                                                            inside Pancake Tent                8:30    FIVE MILE SAP RUN,
ing. Two people need to be able to          Sunday morning. It will begin at 10
                                                                                     7:00 STREET DANCE –                               Pre-Registration or
push the tub down the race course,          a.m. at the north end of Chardon
                                                                                            Live Music by BIG IN                       Register at 7:00 a.m.
steer it around a pylon and back to         Square.
                                                                                            JAPAN,                             10:00   TUG 'O WAR,
the finish line. Races are double              Teams are to consist of members
                                                                                            Entertainment Stage                        North end of the Square
elimination.                                not to exceed a 1,200 pound team
                                                                                                                               11:00   ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW,
   Last minute entries are welcome          weight limit. Pre-registration fee is
                                                                                        SATURDAY, APRIL 30 -                           Park Elementary School
to race Sunday morning.                     $50, day of event $60, beginning at 8                                              11:00   Rides and Concessions
   All teams pay a $25 entry fee. The       a.m.                                       10:00 AM Until 11:00 PM
                                                                                               (Weather Permitting)                    Open – Ride wristbands
winning team will ride in Sunday’s             In addition to bragging rights, the                                                     available
parade.                                     winning team will receive $500!                                                    11:00   BATHTUB RACES –
                                                                                     8:00    PANCAKES IN THE PARK
   The Bathtub Races are made pos-             The Geauga county Maple                                                                 Main Street, Chardon
                                                                                              Festival Pancake Tent in
sible through the generous donation         Festival Tug Of War is made possible                                                       Square
                                                                                              the Square
from Preston Super Store.                   through the generous sponsorship of                                                Noon    INVITATIONAL
                                                                                     10:00   Rides and Concessions Open
                                            Royle Insurance.                                  – Ride wristband available               LUMBERJACK
Sunday Sap Run                                 So, be a part of the fun of the                                                         COMPETITION –
                                                                                     10:00    INVITATIONAL LUMBER
   Put on your running shoes and            82nd Geauga County Maple Festival.                JACK COMPETITION,                        FINALS,
join in the fun Sunday morning with         All entry forms and complete rules                North end of Square                      North End of the Square
the annual Geauga County Maple              for all events are at www.maplefesti-    10:00   ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW,               12:45   PHOTO CONTEST
Festival Sap Run.                           val.com.                                          Park Elementary School                   WINNERS ANNOUNCED,
                                                                                     Noon     SWIFTY the CLOWN –                       Entertainment Stage
                                                                                              Live Entertainment,              1:00    MAPLE SYRUP
                                                                                              Throughout the Square                    AUCTION, Live Auction,
                                                                                     Noon     CHARDON POLKA                            Entertainment Stage
                                                                                              BAND Live Entertainment,         2:15    BAKING CONTEST
                                                                                              Entertainment Stage                      WINNERS ANNOUNCED,
                                                                                     1:00     JASMINE DRAGONS –                        Entertainment Stage
                                                                                              Live Entertainment,              2:45    BEARD & MUSTACHE
                                                                                              Entertainment Stage                      CONTEST,
                                                                                     2:00     PIZZA EATING                             Entertainment Stage
                                                                                              CONTEST                          3:00    GRAND PARADE –
                                                                                              (Ages 18 and up),                        'The Secret Ingredient – Maple'
                                                                                              Entertainment Stage                      Grand Marshal –
                                                                                     3:00     GRAND PARADE –                           Loretta Paganini
                                                                                             'The Secret Ingredient – Maple'   4:30    Introduction of QUEENS &
                                                                                             Grand Marshal ~ Bill Ward                 DIGNITARIES,
                                                                                                                                       Entertainment Stage



                                                                                     Invitational Lumberjack
                                                                                     Competition April 30-May 1
                                                                                        In 1811, The Geauga County             north end of the Square, behind the
                                                                                     Commissioners paid $61.87 to sever-       courthouse. Preliminary competition
                                                                                     al young men for chopping down all        takes place Saturday beginning at
                                                                                     the timber on Chardon Square. This        10:00 a.m. with the championship
                                                                                     action paved the way for the growth       rounds Sunday starting at noon.
                                                                                     of the New England style community        Bleachers are set up so everyone can
                                                                                     that would grow around Chardon            sit and enjoy the event.
                                                                                     Square.                                       Competition includes axe throw,
                                                                                        Lumberjacks will again be chop-        stock saw, cross cut, Jack & Jill, pow-
                                                                                     ping wood on Historic Chardon             der puff, chop and open.
                                                                                     Square during the Geauga County               There will be 35 to 40 men and
Subscribe online today at                                                            Maple Festival. But they won’t be
                                                                                     taking down trees. Rather, they will
                                                                                                                               women competitors from several
                                                                                                                               states and Canada. Men and women
                                                                                     be demonstrating the techniques           work the chainsaws. Come and
 www.geaugamapleleaf.com                                                             used by those early young men.
                                                                                        The staging area will be on the
                                                                                                                               enjoy this fun event.
April 28, 2011                                         Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                         Page 11

Getting to Know the Economy
   Prudent investing takes more            Industrial Production: This
than detailed knowledge about          index, provided each month by
different types of investment          the U.S. Federal Reserve, offers
strategies. It also requires a clear   an informed view on how key
understanding of the economy           industries are faring. Specifically,
and how it works.                      it shows the change in output for
   Following are descriptions of       three sectors: manufacturing, min-
some of the more important eco-        ing, and the gas- and electric-utili-
nomic reports that we believe          ty industries.
every investor should know                 Consumer Price Index (CPI):
about:                                 This index tells you whether
   Gross Domestic Product              prices are rising or falling. It’s
(GDP): Provided quarterly by the       published each month by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis,           Bureau of Labor Statistics. The
GDP offers the proverbial “big         CPI tracks the price changes for a
picture” on the U.S. economy. It       fixed basket of goods and servic-
measures the value of all goods        es, from bread and milk to cars
and services produced in the           and energy.
United States during a calendar            Rising inflation is negative for
year minus exports, government         the economy because consumers
spending and products made by          must spend more money to buy
U.S. companies in foreign mar-         the same basket of goods and
kets.                                  services. A decline in inflation is
   When GDP increases, the             generally positive because con-
economy is said to be growing or       sumers can spend less to buy the
expanding. When GDP declines,          same basket of goods and servic-
the economy is said to be slowing      es, leaving them more disposable
or decelerating. When GDP              income to help prop up the econ-
declines for two consecutive quar-     omy. However, negative inflation,
ters, many economists consider         or deflation, is unfavorable,
the economy to be in recession.        because both people and busi-
   Consumer Confidence Index:          nesses minimize spending in
This index gives a good sense of       hopes of getting the same goods
how Americans feel about the           and services at lower prices later.
current economic environment               Unemployment Rate and
and about their future expecta-        First-Time Jobless Claims: The
tions. The index is published          unemployment rate is the per-
monthly by the Consumer                centage of American workers
Research Center of the                 who are out of work. “First-time
Conference Board and is based          jobless claims” is the number of
on a representative sample of          people filing for unemployment
5,000 U.S. households.                 benefits for the first time. These
   When people are positive            important indicators are provided
about the economy, the index           by the Department of Labor.
tends to go up. When they are              When unemployment rises,
pessimistic, it tends to decline. A    fewer people are working and,
rise or decline in the Consumer        therefore, fewer consumers are
Confidence Index can have a            spending money -- a negative for
major effect on the way                the economy. When the job mar-
Americans spend money. This can        ket shows strength, more people
impact the economy at large since      are working and more consumers
consumers make up about two-           are spending money, which indi-
thirds of U.S. economic activity.      cates economic growth.
   Employment Cost Index: This             A Final Word
index is used to monitor inflation         All of these economic indica-
by measuring changes in labor          tors can affect the stock and bond
costs for money wages and              markets, but other factors also
salaries. It also measures non-cash    move prices: short- and long-term
fringe benefits in non-farm pri-       interest rates, corporate earnings
vate industry and in state and         and earnings guidance from chief
local government. It is provided       executives, geopolitical events
quarterly by the Bureau of Labor       and general investor sentiment.
Statistics.                                Your financial advisor can help
   Index of Leading Economic           you understand the potential
Indicators (LEI or ILEI): The          impact of these and other eco-
Conference Board provides this         nomic indicators on your invest-
index every quarter. It consists of    ment portfolio.
11 economic reports, such as ini-
tial unemployment claims, stock-         This article was written by Wells
market activity, building permits,     Fargo Advisors and provided
new orders for consumer goods,         courtesy of Terry R Campbell,
plant and equipment orders and         Branch Manager and Senior Vice
sensitive material prices.             President – Investments in
   Since the LEI consists of so        Chardon at (440) 286-2553.
many varied economic reports, it
                                          Investments in securities and insur-
is generally considered to be a
helpful gauge of future economic       ance products are: NOT FDIC-                                 VISIT
                                       INSURED/NOT BANK-GUARAN-
activity. In fact, three consecutive
increases in the LEI suggest that
                                       TEED/MAY LOSE VALUE                                          OUR
                                          Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member
the economy may have begun a           SIPC, is a registered broker-dealer and a
                                       separate non-bank affiliate of Wells Fargo
                                                                                                   WEBSITE:
longer-term expansion.                                                                         www.geaugamapleleaf.com
                                       & Company.
Page 12                                                   Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                      April 28, 2011

Halstead Specialty has                                                                Annual Spring
fresh styles for spring!                                                              Drive-it-Yourself Tour
    Are you in need of ultimate com-       chuckles, “If you find yourself with-      Geauga’s Pathway to Spring!
fort after a stressful day, at work or     out adequate shelter during a torna-
                                                                                                                                  The event runs from
                                                                                          It’s time to get on Geauga’s
taking care of the house and family?       do, Lazy Boy has been known to
                                                                                      Pathway to Spring! Geauga County             10 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
Try a Lazy Boy Massage Recliner!           have provided safety for a few who
    Lazy Boy’s La-Z-Touch Massage          had no basement, they crawled under
                                                                                      Tourism’s annual spring Drive-it-               with a finale
Recliner comes with fully adjustable                                                  Yourself Tour event date is May 7 —
                                           their Lazy Boys, and were spared                                                          celebration at
massage intensity and heat settings.       harm. Lazy Boy does not stand              a county tradition that heralds the
Ann Halstead of Halstead Specialty         behind their furniture as a tornado        beginning of spring as a celebration         Middlefield Market
offers no- pressure, comfortable, sat-     shelter, but it does say something for     of National Tourism Week.
isfaction guaranteed sales. She lets       the quality of their furniture, if their      The tour will offer 23 participat-        Pavilion (indoors)
the furniture sell itself. No gimmicks,    owners feel safe under their struc-        ing locations and you choose 10
just honest pricing is Ann's philoso-      ture during those conditions.              stops that appeal to you. Each stop       finale by 4 p.m. Prizes and auction
phy. She is one of four generations of         “Lazy Boy stands behind their          will be featuring special activities,     items will be baskets and gift certifi-
Halstead Furniture offering integrity      product, with great warranties” says       give-aways, sales, samples or draw-       cates from area businesses.
and great product. Ann and her fami-       Ann. “This makes selling their furni-                                                   Tour stops are Alpacas Run
                                                                                      ings to tour participants. You can
ly are here to stay, so she wants a        ture an enjoyable experience for                                                     Hideaway, Amish Home Craft &
                                                                                      choose locations you have never vis-
product and company that she can be        both my customers and for me, as we                                                  Bakery, Auntie’s Antique Mall,
proud to represent. With Lazy Boy,                                                    ited, or your favorites for sales and
                                           are assured that Lazy Boy merchan-                                                   Buckeye Chocolates, Country Arts &
Ann has that confidence that her                                                      unique activities.
                                           dise is of good quality, and offers full                                             Jewelry, Countryside Home Bakery,
neighbors are going to be satisfied                                                      “This format offers something for
                                           body support that can last a life-                                                   Crossroads Country Cafe, End of the
with her and her product.                                                             everyone” said Lynda Nemeth,
                                           time.”                                                                               Commons, Geauga County Habitat
     If you think your taste in furni-                                                tourism council director. “It really
                                                                                                                                for Humanity ReStore, Geauga
ture is not Lazy Boy, take another         Testimonials:                              encompasses a wide variety of mem-
look. Ann carries hundreds of styles                                                                                            County Airport, Ma & Pa’s Gift
                                                                                      bers and there will definitely be stops
with many featured in her large                John from Middlefield, “I bought                                                 Shack,      Middlefield        Cheese,
                                                                                      to cater to every interest.”
storefront. Lazy Boy carries their         my Lazy Boy because of the comfort                                                   Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op,
                                                                                         Participating locations are offer-
usual Leathers, Blues, and Beiges,         and quality they offer while watching                                                Morning Glories, Relaxation Station,
                                                                                      ing everything from free massage to
but now they also offer an exciting        foot ball.”                                                                          Richards Maple Products, Ridgeview
                                               Keith of Montville “You are nice       free ‘unofficial’ appraisals on their
contemporary line that works well in                                                                                            Country Market, Rock Valley Run
homes built for that modern cutting        people to work with, I would recom-        antiques, a chance to see an antique      CSA Farm & Country Market,
edge style. Liz, an experienced deco-      mend you to others as my doctor rec-       aircraft collection to taking an Amish    Settlers’ Village, Urban Growers
rator, and local artist is happy to        ommended your furniture to me,             Buggy ride.                               Greenhouse, Western Reserve
design your room with the colors and       great after surgery furniture.”               The event will run from 10 a.m. to     Country Store, Yoder’s Coleman and
style that fits you and your home. If          Dave from The Alpena Cement            4 p.m., with a finale celebration at      Yoder’s Furniture.
you like the look of Leather, but you      Carrier out of Michigan recommends         Middlefield Market Pavilion                  A special thank you to
are scared because you have children       Ann and her store “Ann offers good         (indoors.) The building will open at 3    Rosepointe Cottage Tea Room and
or pets, think again. Check out Lazy       prices and good service. Lazy Boy          p.m. with vendors, entertainment,         Western Reserve Farm Cooperative
Boy's simulated leather. It is rich        chairs fit in the oddest places as         snacks and a silent/Chinese auction.      for their co-sponsorship of this year’s
comfortable, and best yet most pet         unlike other quality furniture, the           Kids’ activities will begin at 3:15    event.
hair does not stick, and it cleans easi-   backs can be removed to deliver into
                                                                                      p.m., courtesy of the Geauga Park            For a list of all of the stops, activi-
ly!                                        tight quarters.”
    Lazy Boy has always been known                                                    District, and prize drawings begin at     ties and a map, contact the Geauga
                                               HALSTEAD             SPECIALTY,
for their solid construction but Ann       Harrington Square, 15561 W. High •         4 p.m. To be eligible for the prize       County Tourism Office at (440) 632-
offers a story that demonstrates the       Middlefield- 440-632-5208 - Hours:         drawings, you must visit at least 10      1538, www.TourGeauga.com or at
confidence some owners have in             Mon.,Tues. 10-6, Wed. 10-4, Thurs. 10-     stops, have your map stamped at           any of the participating member
their Lazy Boy construction. Ann           6, Fri. 10-7:30, Sat. 10-6                 each location and turn it in at the       locations.




                                                                                       THERE’S A NEW CAT IN TOWN!
                                                                                       Spear Chardon Tractor is now offering SCAG mowers:
                                                                                       The Turf Tiger, Cheetah, Wildcat, Tiger Cat and more!
                                                                                       SCAG offers 60 models to choose.
                                                                                       Stop by today and take a look at these mowers and you will
                                                                                       definitely see the difference!
                                                                                       Receive free setup and delivery with financing available
                                                                                       – ask for details.

                                                                                       Spear Chardon Tractor
                                                                                       is located at
                                                                                       12600 G.A.R. Highway,
                                                                                       Chardon, OH 44024
                                                                                       or for more information,
                                                                                       call (440) 286-7141.




                                                                                             GEAUGA STONE
                                                                                                       Sandstone • Limestone
                                                                                                           Custom Cutting & Engraving
                                                                                               Address Stones • Window Sills • Quoins • Key Stones
                                                                                                    Wallcaps • Patio Walkways • Pet Markers

                                                                                                                 330.565.3704
                                                                                                   17709 Newcomb Rd., Middlefleld, OH 44062
April 28, 2011                                         Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                                              Page 13


                                                      Geauga County Tourism’s Annual
                   Spring Drive-it-Yourself Tour
                                                Geauga’s Pathway to Spring
                                          Saturday, May 7th|10am-4pm
                                   Visit 10 (or more!) stops from the 23 listed below,
                              Enjoy their sales, activities, drawings and demonstrations.
              Get your map stamped at each of your 10 locations to be eligible for prizes!

                 The official map and activity list are available at any participating location,
                  Geauga County Tourism, 440-632-1538 or online www.TourGeauga.com
                       Alpacas Run Hideaway                     7940 Plank Rd.                   See Alpacas, spin the prize wheel, visit the Sale table,
          1         Farm & Gift Hut 440-298-1299               Thompson - 44086                   Christmas in May display & enjoy fresh lemonade!
                  Amish Home Craft Shop & Bakery           16860 Kinsman Rd. (Rt. 87)              Free coffee & cookies and a special offer on fresh
          2                440-632-1888                        Middlefield - 44062                                  baked bread.
                        Auntie’s Antique Mall             15567 Main Market (Rt. 422)     FREE UNOFFICIAL appraisals from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Come see what
          3                440-548-5353                        Parkman - 44080              your treasure is worth at Geauga County’s Largest Treasure Chest.
                         Buckeye Chocolates                14646 Ravenna Rd. (Rt. 44)                     Free chocolate covered strawberry treat
          4                440-564-8086                          Burton - 44021                                  to every tour participant!
                       Country Arts & Jewelry                  15864 Nauvoo Rd.            New! Beads, jewelry, crystals, pottery, scarves, & Native Artifacts. FREE single
          5                440-632-5343                        Middlefield - 44062           wire collar w/purchase of any glass or stone pendant. (Sale items excluded)

                     Countryside Home Bakery                  17075 Mumford Rd.           Stop in and enjoy a fresh slice of home made bread loaded with tasty but-
          6                440-834-0776                         Burton - 44021                    ter and home made jam. All prices on bakery are 10% off.
                      Crossroads Country Café             15916 West High St. (Rt. 87)    Take a break from the tour for a quick sit down lunch. Tour participants
          7                440-632-0191                       Middlefield - 44062         enjoy our Soup & Salad Bar for 5.99 or Soup & a 1/2 a Sandwich for $5!
                    End of the Commons General                 8719 State Rt. 534               Visit the expanded kitchen gadgets, food prep & house
          8             Store 440-693-4295                    Mesopotamia - 44439                  -wares section! Free samples of home made fudge
                     Geauga County Habitat for             12180 Kinsman Rd (Rt. 87)                   Stop in with your map and receive 25% off
          9        Humanity ReStore 440-564-7475               Newbury - 44065                                  one item in the ReStore.
                       Geauga County Airport              15421 Old State Rd. (Rt. 608)     Visit the County’s Best Kept Secret! Tour the airport, enjoy a
         10               440-632-1884                         Middlefield - 44062               free cup of coffee & see the antique aircraft exhibit!
                        Ma & Pa’s Gift Shack                 15161 Main Market St.          Shop in a 1820’s log cabin, FREE horse drawn wagon rides (weather permitting)
         11                440-548-5521                     (Rt.422) - Burton- 44021        FREE Maple Coffee, FREE Banana Nut Bread, FREE Chocolate Chip Cookies

                         Middlefield Cheese                   15815 Nauvoo Rd.            Samples, Samples, Samples. Enter to win our Gift Basket drawing.
         12                440-632-5228                       Middlefield – 44062              First 50 visitors participating in tour will get a gift bag.
                  Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op        16942 Kinsman Rd (Rt. 87)              Free samples of our cheeses, fresh cheese curd and
         13                 440-632-5567                      Middlefield – 44062                                 other tasty treats.
                          Morning Glories                 13808 Old State Rd (Rt. 608)           Special 25% off sale (except consignments) Exclusive
         14                440-632-1945                       Middlefield - 44062                Raffle for tour participants (Winner Drawn at Finale)
                         Relaxation Station                   554 Water St. Ste. A                  Take a break from touring with a short shoulder
         15                440-567-3156                        Chardon – 44024                     massage & see what Relaxation Station is all about
                      Richards Maple Products                 545 Water St. (Rt. 6)         Sample Maple candy, coffee, nuts, caramel corn, cookies. Select
         16                440-286-4160                         Chardon - 44024             items on sale. Tours, candy making demos, & hot stirs for sale.
                  Ridgeview Farm & Country Market          5488 Kinsman Rd. (Rt. 87)            Patio Tomatoes to the first 100 families. Free Coffee &
         17                 440-693-4000                      Middlefield - 44062                     Refreshments served. Petting Barn Open.
                    Rock Valley Run CSA Farm &                 16989 Valley Road                Spring Open House! Free 2" succulent or 2" herb to everyone
         18           Greenhouse 440-669-4013                   Auburn – 44023               attending and a 10% discount on any purchases made on that day.
                           Settlers’ Village              14279 Old State Rd (Rt.608)            Annual Mother’s Day event with card making, artist
         19                 440-632-1124                      Middlefield - 44062                demos, zentangle demos, and refreshments and more
                     Urban Growers Greenhouse               16130 Clairdon-Troy Rd.             Visit the greenhouse & receive 10% off the purchase of
         20                440-834-1143                         Burton - 44021                                    any hanging basket!
                   Western Reserve Country Store           12285 Ravenna Rd (Rt. 44)                   10% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE!
         21                440-285-3143                         Chardon - 44024                              No further discounts apply
                          Yoder’s Coleman                      15890 Durkee Rd.                   Lamps, toys, giftware…Great variety of products &
         22                440-636-6224                        Huntsburg - 44046                     serving home-made chocolate chip cookies!
                         Yoder’s Furniture                      16109 Shedd Rd.           Drawing for tour participants only to win a beautiful handcrafted 4ft x
         23                440-632-0773                        Middlefield - 44062        2ft Oakwood, medium-stained bookcase. Prize will be drawn at the finale!



        Join us for the FINALE at
        Middlefield Market Pavilion (inside)
        3:00pm - for entertainment, auctions, vendors & food.
        3:15pm - for kids’ activities with Geauga Park District.
        Maps must be validated by 4:00 to be eligible for Prize Drawings!

                                                       Thank you to our Event Sponsors
                                                         Rosepointe Cottage Tea Room
                                                      & Western Reserve Farm Cooperative
                                                         for making this day possible!
Page 14                                 Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                  April 28, 2011

                                                              Geauga Habitat ReStore:
                                                              A Treasure Hunter’s Dream




                                                                                                Geauga Habitat for Humanity’s

   SPRING FEVER SALE!                                                                        ReStore is fast becoming THE desti-
                                                                                             nation in Geauga County and
                                                                                             beyond.
                      Lowest Prices on Outdoor…                                                 Although it’s not a fancy upscale
           Lawn Furniture (wood, vinyl, cedar & poly lumber) • Storage Sheds                 mall, this store has something for
                                                                                             everyone. Whether you are a bargain
              Fireplaces • Swing Sets • Garages • Pole Barns                                 hunter, treasure hunter or are just in
                                                                                             need of something for your home
                                                                                             improvement project, you must make
                                                                                             the Habitat ReStore in Newbury
                                                                                             Township your first stop.
                                                                                                The inventory in the ReStore
                                                                                             ranges from furniture to appliances,
                                                                                             light fixture to plumbing materials
                                                                                             and housewares to home improve-
                                                                                             ments items. The items are slightly
                                                                                             used but in good condition which is
                                                                                             why the prices just can’t be beat. All
                                                                                             items are sold at 50-80 percent off
                                                                                             retail prices.
                                                                                                And, if you’re looking for some-
                                                                                             thing really unusual, be sure to check
                                                                                             out the silent auctions. You just
                                                                                             might find an antique scale, a glass
                                                                                             snake or a robot that can serve your
                                                                                             house guests.
                                                                                                The revenue generated from
                                                                                             ReStore supports Geauga Habitat’s
                                                                                             affordable housing ministry in
                                                                                             Geauga County which builds homes
                                                                                             in partnership with hard-working
                                                                                             Geauga County families. In fact,
                                                                                             Geauga Habitat just broke ground
                                                                                             on a four-home build in Middlefield.
                                                                                                In addition to raising money, the
                                                                                             ReStore is a green initiative. Since
                                                                                             opening in July 2010, store manager
                                                                                             Meredith Ashkettle estimates 150
                                                                                             tons of materials have been diverted
                                                                                             from local overflowing landfills and
                                                                                             have been recycled back into the
                                                                                             community.
                                                                                                Donations        are     accepted
                                                                                             Wednesday through Saturday, from
                                                                                             10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 12180 Kinsman
                                                                                             Road in Newbury. However, the
 STORAGE SHEDS • GARAGES • POLE BARNS                                                        ReStore offers free pick up services
                                                                                             of large items that cannot fit in your
                                                LOCAL AMISH COMPANY                          car.

        Pre-built or                              440-632-0174                                  The ReStore is open to the public
                                                                                             for shopping Fridays from 9 a.m. to 6
                                                    13650 Madison Rd.                        p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
  We will Build on your                           Middlefield, Ohio 44062                    4p.m.
  lot for the Same Price!                   Hours: M-F. 7am-4pm • Sat. 9-3pm • Sun. closed      Because the abundance and
                                                                                             diversity of donations, the ReStore
     Removal of old shed available
           upon request.                    Pine Craft
                                           Custom Built Storage Buildings
                                                                                             inventory changes daily and should
                                                                                             be visited ofen if you are interested

                                                                                                See Habitat Restore • Page 15
April 28, 2011                                               Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                                                                 Page 15

 Habitat Restore
             from page 14
in vintage items or collectible pieces.
Each week there is a 20 percent off
sale on feature items. And now that
the weather is nicer, Pizza Tony is
back with sandwiches and his fantas-
                                                                                                             MEMORIAL DAY SALE!
tic wood-fired pizzas to enjoy while                                                                               NEW STYLES HAVE ARRIVED
shopping.
    The ReStore will be part of the
Geauga Spring Drive-it-Yourself
Tour this year. The tour highlights
local businesses; you choose 10 to
visit and get a map stamped along
the way. Then join the fun at the
finale at Middlefield Market at 4
p.m. for entertainment, snacks,
prizes, kids’ activities and more. To
learn more and to get your map, visit
www.TourGeauga.com or call (440)
632-1538.
    If you would like to learn about
volunteer opportunities, please call
(440) 564-7475 or go to www.habitat-
geauga.org and download a volun-
teer application. The ReStore is
always looking for friendly outgoing             Special Buy!
volunteers to help especially truck
drivers, donation processors and cus-
tomer assistants. We look forward to                       LAWRENCE LEATHER                 SALE                           TREVOR RECLINING          SALE
seeing you soon.
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April 28, 2011                                            Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                                        Page 17

Running a 5K? So easy a
Caveman can do it
    Think this 5K will be hard?            Trail, known for its beautiful Sharon
Cavemen did it in mammoth-skin             conglomerate rock outcropping. Not
shorts and bare feet.                      to mention the forest views and
    Registration is now open for           wildlife that could always be just
Geauga Park District’s first ever ath-     around the bend.
letic event: The Caveman Crawl 5K              Race winners, timed by Cleveland
Trail Run, on Sunday, June 12, at The      Plays Racing using “radio frequency
West Woods in Russell Township.            identification,” will take home
    Celebrating the park district’s        awards in the top three places over-
50th anniversary, the Caveman Crawl        all, as well as the top three places in
also will serve an entirely new niche      seven different age groups, in both
of park users who usually travel out       male and female categories.
of town for a timed run or walk.               (Of course, for prehistoric people
    “Yes, walkers are welcome, so          timing didn’t matter — winning was
there’s no excuse not to get out and       beating that saber toothed tiger on         The serene sourrounding of The West Woods in Russell Township will be crawling with run-
stretch your legs in the woods,”           their heels.)                               ners June 12 for the Geuaga Park District’s first ever athletic event: The Caveman Crawl 5K
                                                                                       Trail Run For more information, including how to register, call (440) 286-9516.
spokeswoman Sandy Klepach said.                Race time is 9 a.m., with registra-
“All we want is an enthusiastic group      tion starting at 7:30 a.m. Free food
of people and families who won’t           will follow.                                What: Caveman Crawl 5K
mind sharing the trail with a Cro-
Magnon man.”
                                               “It’s taken centuries for caveman
                                           to evolve into modern man,”
                                                                                       When: June 12, 9 a.m. (Registration at 7:30 a.m.)
    Might a real caveman run? That’ll      Klepach said. “It’ll take one morning       Where: The West Woods, Russell Township
be for participants to find out.           for your family to revert back.”
Caveman garb is optional, with                 All ages are welcome. Find the            Registration costs $20, if post-                 For more on upcoming programs,
prizes awarded to the best.                official Caveman Crawl registration        marked by June 10 or completed                   visit http://geaugaparkdistrict.org or
    So, why does the caveman run this      form                                 at    online, and $25 on race day. The first           call (440) 286-9516. Geauga Park
historic show? The course, just over       http://geaugaparkdistrict.org/special-     200 people collect free T-shirts, too,
3.1 miles of hilly aggregate surface,      events.shtml, or register online at                                                         District is also on Facebook, Twitter
                                                                                      for being part of this exciting debut
includes portions of Ansel’s Cave          http://clevelandplaysracing.com.                                                            and YouTube.
                                                                                      event.


Scratching, Sneezing &                                                                Store may be closing,
Wheezing, Oh My!                                                                      business is not
    After the snow and rain clears,                                                      The Corner of Art and Function is             from her home in Willoughby. She
spring will soon be upon us.                                                          closing its doors May 31 after nine              also will participate in art shows
    From 1995 to 2009, an increase of                                                 years in Chardon. This unique arti-              throughout the Northeast Ohio area.
up to four weeks in the length of the                                                 san’s gallery has handmade items                 Marie will be at the Chardon Artsfest
fall pollen season occurred. Many                                                     that currently are marked down to                         ,
                                                                                                                                       on Aug. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
blame global warming for this                                                         clearance prices.                                   If you wish to contact Marie, you
change. This year’s spring pollen sea-                                                   Though the store is closing, the              can do so at her e-mail address at
son might be similarly affected, with                                                 business is not. Owner Marie Cartor              arlo4@juno.com or by phone at (440)
an earlier start and later finish.                                                    will continue to make custom jewelry             749-2139.
    Dormant molds, spores and pol-
lens are already starting to circulate
because of our chaotic weather. Are
you or someone you know getting
ready for the beauty and misery of
the warm weather?
    Annually, there is a great flurry of
attention given to allergies. The
sneezing, congestion, itchy eyes and
wheezing can be miserable, lasting          Dr. Lavi
for weeks to months. A number of
over the counter remedies are avail-       than just dispensing medication, we
able, ranging from Claritin or             can discuss proactive treatments,
Alavert (loratadine) to the newest         allergy injections and more practical
Allegra (fexofenadine). These anti-        avoidance strategies based on your
histamines can be helpful for itching      individual needs. An allergist can
and sneezing, but do little for the
nasal congestion and eye swelling
                                           explain the cause of your troubles
                                           rather than leave you frustrated and
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that often occurs.                         feeling poorly. Simply put, this is
    Oral medications like Sudafed          what we do every day to help people.                                                Custom Made
(pseudoephedrine) and nasal spray              Dr. Richard Lavi, M.D., is proudly                                            • BOX SPRINGS
Afrin (oxymetazoline) might help           an independent practitioner, but he                                               • MATTRESSES
with congestion, but have their own        also is affiliated with the major insti-                                          • WATERBED INSERTS
side effects to watch. Rinsing the         tutions in this area. He is dedicated                                         “Quality that counts at a price you can afford!”
nose and sinuses with saline can offer     to serving his patients and the sur-                                           Hours: 8am-5pm • Closed: Thurs. & Sun.
some relief.                               rounding community as only a pri-
    “Natural” remedies like butterbur
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                                           vate office can.
and the Ayurvedic preparation of               We take time with our patients.
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helpful for allergy symptoms.
                                           We offer the standard of care we
                                           want for our own family, ensuring                                    Tapers & Trims
    The worst sufferers know that          the best for you and your family. We
medications and staying indoors, in        have offices conveniently located in
                                                                                                                    Barber / Stylist
air conditioning, is still not enough.     Twinsburg and Chardon, and accept
When allergy really impacts your           most major insurances.                                                  Family Hair Care
quality of life and/or activates asth-         For more information or to sched-
ma (wheezing, coughing and chest           ule an appointment with Dr. Lavi, call
tightness), the best person to contact     (330)        423-4444       or     visit
                                                                                                                      440.636.5522
is the allergist/immunologist. Rather      www.aaasrc.com.                                 15545 Chardon-Windsor Rd., Huntsburg
Page 18                                                  Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                              April 28, 2011

Finding The Right
Mother's Day Gift
   No two moms are alike.                   et. If so, look for techie gifts with
Whatever her interests, finding a           a personal touch. Nameplates are
gift that fits mom just right shows         now available on everything from
you've put thought into it, rather          iPad cases to laptops. And by
than simply choosing something              adding a simple engraving, like
off the shelf.                              "Chief Executive Mother," you
   This Mother's Day, why not               can make the gift more meaning-
thank Mom for everything she                ful.
does, with a gift that celebrates              Alternatively, you can look for
her one-of-a-kind personality?              portable gifts that make her life
   "Most moms don't pamper                  easier. For example, Things
themselves a lot, so customizing a          Remembered offers a USB photo
gift that speaks to her hobbies             keychain that lets Mom keep her
and personal style will feel like a         loved ones -- and her work -- with
real indulgence," says Amy                  her at all times.
Myers, vice president of creative              • Matriarch Moms: Proud
services for Things Remembered.             moms and grandmas love to brag
                                            about their families. Between
Here are some ideas to help                 smart phones and computers,
you find the perfect gift:                  photo sharing has never been eas-
   • Mom that Needs Me Time:                ier. Grandmothers, however, are
When Mom needs to recharge her              often left out in this digital age.
batteries between play dates and            Consider researching the family
grocery trips, she'll appreciate a          genealogy online and create a
gift that helps her unwind. A gift          family tree. Or you can give a tra-
certificate to her favorite place to        ditional gift a twist by engraving a    For the mom who makes the most                   and matching compact. When
relax -- a spa, coffee shop or even         personalized message on a picture       out of every second, opt for a                   engraved with a special message,
a bookstore -- can be just what             frame or photo album. Some              practical and portable gift. Tote                her one-minute makeover will
she wanted. Or you can hire a               retailers even offer multiple birth-    bags make a stylish gift and are                 remind her how beautiful and
cleaning service and babysitter             stone jewelry as a way to cherish       great for pool days or shopping                  loved she is.
for the day.                                each child.                             trips, especially when mono-                        For more personalized gift ideas,
   • Techie Mom: Maybe she has                 • On-The-Go Mom: After hav-          grammed with her initials.                       visit www.ThingsRemembered.com.
her own blog, or she's always first         ing kids, it seems like there are          Or, to help mom freshen up on                    With a little thought and fore-
in line to buy the latest tech gadg-        never enough hours in the day.          the way to her next event, consid-               sight, you can get your mother a
                                                                                    er getting her a perfume atomizer                gift she'll treasure for years.

 Voted “#1     Antique Shop” in Northeast Ohio!
 4 years in a row by Fox 8 Hot List!
                                                                                    Settlers’ Village hosts
          20 DEALERS                                                                Mother’s Day event
          • Affordable Antiques                                                        Settlers’ Village is celebrating             featuring Jaymi Zents and her latest
          • Antique Furniture                                                       Mother’s Day a day early on May 7               originals, Laura Fields and her can-
          • Glass                                                                   from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 14279 Old             dle smoke art demonstrations, and
          • China                                                                   State Road, Middlefield.                        Robin Payne and her Geauga maple
          • Jewelry                                                                    Stop in the Craft Cupboard and               leaf turtles, etched glassware, faerie
          • Linens                                                                  make your mother a special hand-                gardens. Meet these artists and much
                                                                                    crafted card with help from Rebecca             more.
          • Postcards
                                                                                    Hershberger. Check out Tiny                         If you are traveling with someone
          • Collectibles                                                            Stitches Quilts and more, and make              not interested in arts, crafts or Amish
          • Much More!                                                              your mother a hand-crafted gift.                goods, Settlers’ Village also is home
                                                                                       If you are pressed for time or do            to Settlers’ Trains Cargo and Toys
  – Celebrating 26 years on the Square –                                            not feel crafty, purchase a forever             with Bud, our on-site engineer who
         OPEN 7 DAYS:                        Antiques on the Square                 rose made of fabric. Want to try                has 80 years of knowledge in trains,
     Mon-Sat 10-5 • Sun. 12-5               101 Main Street | Chardon, Oh 44024     something new? The backroom of                  planes and much more.
          Find us on FACEBOOK                           440.286.1912                The Amish Co-op will be host to                     Most items for sale at Settlers’
                                                                                    Zentangle demonstrations.                       Village are American made.
                                                                                       Vancura Gallery of Fine Art and                  For more information, call
                                                                                    Custom Framing will be hosting                  Vancura Gallery at (440) 632-1124 or
                                                                                    their Women of the Gallery event,               visit www.vancuragallery.com.




               MIDDLEFIELD ORIGINAL
                  CHEESE CO-OP
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      FOR      GIFT BASKET                                        ON ORDERS
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                  TRY OUR GOAT & ORGANIC CHEESES
16942 Kinsman Road * Rte. 87, 1 1/4 mile east of Middlefield
                                                                                     A live auction of prize-winning syrups will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Geauga County
440-632-5567                               MON-FRI. 8:00-5:00
                                           SAT. 8:00-4:00 | CLOSED SUNDAY
                                                                                     Maple Festival on Chardon Square. New this year: Each bottle is etched with the festival logo.
                                                                                     The auction takes place at the Entertainment Stage.
April 28, 2011                                         Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                   Page 19


Spring at the Farm!
    Steve and Sharon Grover wel-       be featuring beautiful hanging
come one and all to celebrate          baskets that where grown in the
spring at the farm on April 30         farm’s greenhouse.
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The                 Strawberries will be ready for
Grovers will host a spring open        picking in June. Pre-picked straw-
house at Ridgeview Farm, 5488          berries will be available at the
Kinsman Road, in Mesopotamia           Country Market. Farmer Steve
Township, 3.5 miles east of            also grows greenhouse flowers,
Middlefield or 7.5 west of Route       red raspberries, blackberries,
45 in Bloomfield. There is no          sweet corn, tomatoes and pump-
charge for this event.                 kins. Their Amish neighbors pro-
    Over the winter, Steve has         vide other fruits and vegetables
search many quality products to        for the market. The farm is open
fill our shelves with. Customers       April 30 until October 31 from 10
will find many new items as well       a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through
as old time favorites. We will offer   Saturday.
an extended line of specialty              Parents are encouraged to
foods this year.                       bring their children to the open
    At the open house the first 100    house. The petting barn will be
families will receive a free patio     open. We are glad to see the chil-
tomato plant to take home.             dren visit. It is important for chil-
Farmer Steve will be available         dren to know how their food is
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer       grown.
all gardening questions.                   For more information about
    Customers will have the oppor-     what Ridgeview Farm has to
tunity to sample many new items        offer, visit the farm’s website at
at the open house. Refreshments        RidgeviewFarm.com or call the                                    Bagged Kiln Dried Sawdust - $3.00
will also be served. The farm will     farm office at (440) 693-4000.                                        12 Packs – Bulk Skid
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      2011 LIVE on the ENTERTAINMENT STAGE                                           Gallery West &
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                                                                               NEW! Back Alley Books                   BROKEN WINDOW
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                 Geauga County Maple Festival Parades                               BOOK CLUB and                    Bring it into our new woodshop
                                                                                      LEGO CLUB
                               SUNDAY                                                                NEW EXTENDED HOURS
                                                                                             Hours: Tuesday thru Friday 11-6, Saturday 10-5
                 JOY UNSPEAKABLE
         Enjoy this LIVE Statue as it roams the grounds!
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Page 20                                                  Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                 April 28, 2011


The best kept secret                                                                 Things are hopping at
    Hershey Montessori School’s
Concord Campus has been cited by
many as the best kept secret in Lake
                                           the lessons and research studies con-
                                           ducted by the children in all the other
                                           subject areas, thereby becoming fully
                                                                                     the Geauga Lyric Theater
County. Nestled on a 13-acre parcel
of wooded land, this campus serves
                                           integrated into the daily life of the
                                           child. Other key benefits gained in a
                                                                                     Guild this spring!
children from 2 months to 12 years,        Hershey Montessori School elemen-             Summer Youth Workshops in the-       ent show to raise funeral funds. Full
and embodies a homelike atmos-             tary classroom include:                   ater are just around the corner and      of delightful characters, hysterical
phere with plenty of space for outside         – Learning how to work well with      this year the Geauga Lyric Theater       antics and toe tapping songs, this
activities.                                others through group lessons and          Guild has added a new Junior Youth       show took Broadway by storm, and
    All-day programs are offered to        projects, and by learning and consis-                               ,
                                                                                     Workshop for ages 4 to 7 and a new       promises to do the same for Geauga
children from 12 months to 12 years        tently using conflict resolution prac-    Teen Master Workshop for teens           County.
as well as morning programs for chil-      tices.                                    with previous theater experience,           Nunsense, directed by J.E.
dren under age 5. Summer programs              – Developing a strong and healthy     ages 14 to 18.                           Ballantyne, Jr., opens May 6 and runs
are offered as well, to compliment the     sense of self by being given opportu-         Openings also still remain for the   through May 22. Performances are at
Montessori school-year programs.           nities to lead and take on responsibil-   Teen Musical.                            8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.
    At the Concord Campus,                 ity, becoming known for one’s                 Workshop, “Willy Wonka,” for            Tickets are $18 for adults and $15
Hershey’s AMI (Association                 strengths and having areas of chal-       ages 12-18. This workshop is perfect     for students/seniors.
Montessori International) classrooms       lenge nurtured and supported.             for those new to theater, as well as        The guild is planning a special
serve students in a developmental              Hershey’s elementary classrooms       teens that are familiar with being on    treat for the Mother’s Day perform-
program that runs in three-year            operate in a similar manner to that of    stage.                                   ance.
cycles: the Young Child Community          a mini society. Children are guided to        In May, the Little Sisters of           The historic Geauga Lyric Theater
(0-3), Primary (3-6 years), Early          figure out how to be successful as a      Hoboken will sing and dance their        is located on beautiful Chardon
Elementary (6-9 years) and the             community working together, thus          way onto the Geauga Theater stage        Square at 101 Water St. For informa-
Upper Elementary (9-12 years).             giving the child a sense of pride and     in the hilarious musical “Nunsense.”     tion about GLTG programs or to
    This internationally accredited        ownership in their own educational            After the convent’s cook, Sister     purchase tickets for the play, visit
program is a wonderfully exciting,         experience.                               Julia Child of God, accidentally kills   www.geaugatheater.org or call the
challenging and engaging atmosphere            These experiences of the younger      off 52 sisters by food poisoning, the    box office at (440) 286-2255.
for the child. By providing a thor-        students are a natural link to the        remaining nuns must organize a tal-
ough and integrated curriculum, chil-      more extensive work of the
dren retain their passion for learning     Adolescent Community (ages 12-15)
                                                                                     element of the adolescent’s experi-      for either campus. Mornings of
and are able to develop their whole        on the farm at our Huntsburg
                                                                                     ence on the farm. Enrollment             Observation are regularly scheduled
selves to their fullest potential. The     Campus. The entire 100-acre farm
                                                                                     options are for day students, five-day   at the Concord Campus, whereas
classroom community is a safe and          and woodland property of this cam-
                                                                                     boarders or seven-day boarders.          scheduled Visitors’ Days are sched-
nurturing environment where respect        pus is considered “the classroom.” On
                                                                                     Most seven-day boarders are inter-       uled for the Huntsburg Campus
and care for one another, as well as       any given day, students can be seen
                                                                                     national students who come from          throughout the school year. You may
self discipline, are a natural and con-    working in groups all over the prop-
                                                                                     around the world to attend this inter-   contact the Admissions office at
sistent expression of the children.        erty, both indoors and outdoors,
                                                                                     nationally acclaimed adolescent          (440) 357-0918 or KBeech@Hershey-
    At the elementary level, music, art    immersed in a variety of subjects of
                                                                                     community.                               Montessori.org. You may also find
and drama are taught through specif-       study.
                                                                                        You may contact Hershey’s direc-      Hershey      on    the    web    at
ic lessons, but are also integrated into       Immersion in nature is a striking
                                                                                     tor of admissions to arrange a visit     www.Hershey-Montessori.org.




                                                                                              Now Accepting Applications for
                                                                                                the 2011-2012 School Year
                                                                                                         Call (440) 357-0918 or
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                     Concor d Campus                                                                Huntsbur g Campus
                10229 Prouty Road • Concord Twp.                                                11530 Madison Road • Huntsburg
               Developmental communities serving                                             Adolescent community serving students
               children from infancy through age 12                                                    12-15 years of age
            Hershey Montessori School offers a lovely prepared                                  Boarding or Day Student Options
            environment where children are treated with respect                           Hershey’s Adolescent Community serves a vital need for
          and dignity, offering a connection to the natural outdoor                       adolescents: the need for developing intellectual abilities;
          environment on 13 acres of green space and woodland                              the need for peer interaction and acceptance as well as
           trails at the Concord Campus. Emphasis is placed on                                mentor relationships with adults; the need to form a
           hands-on academic learning, creative self-expression                              personal identity, to know how one fits into the world.
          and collaboration. Hershey students become confident                            Hershey integrates these needs into both academic and
          and caring life-long learners who are academically and                                work interests. The farm is an exercise in social
                socially prepared to be active members of an                                  independence; it teaches lessons of self-sufficiency.
                         ever-changing global society.                                     It provides the highest expectations of challenge in both
                                                                                                       academic and social development.

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April 28, 2011                                               Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                              Page 21

Help Protect Wildlife In                                                                  Detweiler Woodworking
                                                                                                   Adirondack Gliders • Chairs • Swings
Your Own Backyard                                                                                Martin Houses • Bird Houses • Bird Feeders

   America has a long history of pro-                                                                                             Made from
tecting its wildlife heritage. From the
endangered bald eagle in the 1970s                                                                                                  Recycled
to the Kemps Ridley turtle threat-
ened by the 20 10 Gulf oil spill,
                                                                                                                                 Poly Lumber
Americans have shown a remarkable                                                                                                 Many Color
ability to rally and rescue species and
the habitats they need to survive.                                                                                                   Choices!
   But families needn't travel to dis-
tant locations to safeguard wildlife.
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There are many things you can do in
your backyard to help local wildlife                                                                                            Middlefield, OH 44062
like birds, butterflies, squirrels and                                                      OUTDOOR LAWN                                   1 1/2 Miles
others.                                                                                                                                East of Rt. 528
   Spearheading conservation on
                                                                                          FURNITURE & CRAFTS
both local and national levels                                                            Closed Sundays & Holidays, Albert J. Detweiler, Owner/ Builder
through the decades has been the
National Wildlife Federation (NWF),
which celebrates its 75th anniversary
this year. The NWF has played major
roles in reviving the country's dimin-
                                                • Cover: Wildlife need places to
ishing gray wolf population, purchas-
                                            hide to feel safe from people, preda-
ing land where grizzly bears, wolves
                                            tors and weather. Native vegetation
and bison can roam freely, and lead-
                                            is a perfect cover for terrestrial
ing efforts to reduce global warming
                                            wildlife, while structures such as bird-
to protect Arctic polar bears.
                                            houses can attract specific bird
   Like many American movements,
                                            species. A pond can double as a
the NWF's efforts have been success-
                                            water source and home for fish and
ful because of the commitment of
                                            amphibians.
individuals to help something they
                                                • Places to Raise Young: Creating
love, in this case our nation's wildlife.
                                            a wildlife habitat is about creating a
For example, thousands of wildlife
                                            place for the entire life-cycle of a
enthusiasts have created certified
                                            species, from courtship to mating to
wildlife habitats in their own back-
                                            raising offspring. Many habitat fea-
yards.
                                            tures that serve as cover can double
                                            as locations where wildlife can raise
Here's what you can do in                   their young.
your backyard to create                         • Sustainable Gardening: Use nat-
such a habitat:                             ural mulch which can conserve water
                                            and cut down on weeds. Reduce
    • Food Sources: Planting native
                                            chemical fertilizers and pesticides.
plants or hanging feeders for butter-
                                            These and other environmentally-
flies, hummingbirds and squirrels, are
                                            friendly practices will be more wel-
easy ways to make your habitat a
                                            coming to wildlife and better for the
five-star restaurant for wildlife. You
                                            planet.
can also stock feeders and incorpo-
                                                Once you've created your habitat,
rate plants with nuts, berries, nectar,
                                            you can have it certified by the
suet, or fruits, depending on the
                                            National Wildlife Federation at
wildlife native to your area.
                                            www.nwf.org/GardenForWildlife,
    • Water Source: Wildlife need
                                            which offers tips to create habitats
sources of clean water for drinking,
                                            that will welcome local wildlife. And
bathing and reproduction. You will
                                            in honor of the organization's 75th
need one water source in your
                                            anniversary, NWF will plant a tree
wildlife habitat, such as a natural
                                            for every yard certified in 2011.
pond, lake, river or spring, or a
                                                So get started! There's no time to
human-made feature such as a bird
                                            lose when protecting America's
bath, butterfly puddling area or rain
                                            wildlife for generations to come.
garden.




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  PANCAKES IN THE PARK
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 At the Festival Pancake Tent
                                                                                                 Adults only: July 25-29 6:30pm-9pm
        on the Square
 Friday, Saturday & Sunday                   Pancake maker, Scott Beech flips and flips
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 2011 Maple Festival Queen
 Pageant & Maple Syrup Hall
 of Fame Luncheon
 April 20-21




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April 28, 2011                                             Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                             Page 23

   The Art of Dressage and the Wild West HorseFest 2011
              Lake Metroparks Farmpark | May 22 & 23; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
The Art of Dressage and the                 and children younger than 2 are free.
Wild West                                   Members of Lake Metroparks
                                            Farmpark receive free admission. 4-H
    Discover the magical beauty of          groups receive discounted admission.
horses during HorseFest at Lake             For more information, call (440) 256-
Metroparks Farmpark. Learn about            2122 or visit lakemetroparks.com.
the different breeds, riding disciplines
and uses for these versatile animals.       Sheep Shearing
At HorseFest — presented by
Schneider’s -— you will see                     The sheep get their annual ‘haircut’
Clydesdales, Belgians, Friesians,           at Lake Metroparks Farmpark as
Miniatures, and many more.                  sheep shearing is back. Each year,
    HorseFest is an equine showcase of      sheep grow a fleece or coat of lustrous
the splendor, versatility, and history of   fiber called wool that is used to make
the horse, featuring more than 20           many wonderful products from cloth-
breeds participating in a variety of        ing to blankets. Sheep have been
hands-on activities, presentations,         selected over thousands of years to
training techniques, and demonstra-         grow finer and longer fiber and to
tions for all ages to enjoy. HorseFest      keep it from shedding (falling out on
rides into Farmpark 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.        its own). Fascinating and informative
May 21 and 22.                              shearing presentations are held at 11
    The Black Lightning Wild West           a.m. and noon Monday through
Show features a lively presentation         Friday beginning May 10m and at 2
with roping and whip cracking featur-       p.m. on weekends.                          birding and learning about the local        ing for birds and watching for good
ing the humor, skill and daring of an           Admission to Lake Metroparks           impacts on migrating birds as part of       habitat features while playing Habitat
actual Wild West Show.                      Farmpark is $6; ages 60 and over are       the 17th annual International               Bingo.
    Throughout the event, get up close      $5, youth 2 to 11 are $4; Farmpark         Migratory Bird Day, which is celebrat-          While you’re there, find out what
and personal with different breeds of       members and children under 2 are           ed throughout North American. New           bird watchers do at a Big Sit.
horses all day long at Showman’s                                                       birders and students are encouraged         Throughout the event, naturalists will
                                            free. For more information about the
Circle. Vendors of various equine-                                                     to attend this “beginner” friendly pro-     man stations along the river to share
                                            sheep shearing demonstrations, call
related products and services will be                                                  gram, led by the interpretive natural-      information about environmental
                                            (440) 256-2122 or visit
on hand throughout the weekend.                                                        ists of Lake Metroparks, to learn how       issues that impact migrating birds such
                                            lakemetroparks.com.
There will be lots of other highlights                                                 they can expand their knowledge.            as light pollution, habitat destruction
including driving demonstrations,                                                          For the early risers, there will be a   and fragmentation, the impact of over-
stagecoach rides, cowboy obstacle           May events
                                                                                       bird walk around the park at 7 a.m.         browsing by deer, and wind turbines
challenge, horse and hound competi-            Celebrating Birds – 17th Annual         which is a popular rest stopover for        located in migratory corridors.
tion, and mounted unit competition          International Migratory Bird Day           many migrating species of birds dur-            Chagrin River Park is located at
just to name a few.                            Chagrin River Park                      ing early May. Beginning at 8 a.m.,         3100 Reeves Road in Willoughby. For
    Admission to HorseFest is $6; $5 for             ,
                                               May 7 7 to 11 a.m.                      short guided family walks will be con-      more information, visit call (440) 256-
ages 60 and over; $4 for ages 2 to 11;         Come out for a for a morning of         ducted throughout the morning look-         1404.
Page 24                                          Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                           April 28, 2011

Get Your Deck Ready For Spring And Summer
   As the days get longer, there's and potted plants off the deck.
nothing like barbequing and        Then inspect the deck for dirt and
entertaining friends on your deck. pollen buildup. Sweep it clean of
But before you pass out those      debris that may have fallen during
invitations, make sure your deck   winter. For safety's sake, make
has weathered the winter and is    sure there are no nails sticking up
ready for its seasonal duty.       from the deck or from any posts.
   The abuse a deck surface takes     • Floss Between Planks: Clean
                                   between the planks and boards of
from the weather, foot traffic, bar-
beques, and food and drink spills  any horizontal surfaces so rain
can create both surface and struc- can drain and air can flow
tural problems.                    between them. Reducing standing
   "To make your deck last, clean  water and increasing airflow will
it thoroughly every one to two     limit the amount of moisture that
years and re-stain every two to    can collect and stay on the surface
four years," says Mark Clement,    of the plank, thereby making your
host of the radio program          deck last longer.
"MyFixitUpLife." "It also helps if    • Keep the Finish Sharp:
your deck is made from a natural,  Application of a quality wood
durable wood, such as Western      stain or finish and periodic          ety of stains and finishes for more   ture and leave stains. Elevating
Red Cedar, which holds oil based   retreatment over time will pre-       extended periods. Such woods are      them or placing them on rollers
finishes for an extended period of vent discoloration and degrada-       natural looking, as opposed to the    will release the moisture and
time."                             tion of your deck and extend the      faux finishes used on man-made        make them easier to rearrange.
                                   wood's lifespan. Keep in mind         composite products.                      • Beware of Welcome Mats:
Here's how to get your             that natural woods that are sus-
deck ready for use:                                                         • Elevate Planters: Direct con-    Mats can collect moisture and dry
                                   tainable and durable, such as real    tact between planter boxes and        out too slowly, which can lead to
  • Clear Out: Clear all furniture cedar, can take and retain a vari-
                                                                         wooden surfaces can trap mois-        water damage and/or wood rot.
                                                                                                               After precipitation, be sure to dry
                                                                                                               out the mat and allow the deck to
                                                                                                               dry.
                                                                                                                  • Watch Out for Your Grill:
                                                                                                               Grease from your grill is haz-
                                                                                                               ardous to your deck, so place it in
                                                                                                               an inconspicuous spot with a hard
                                                                                                               rubber door mat underneath it to
                                                                                                               keep your deck free of stains. If
                                                                                                               grease drips onto your deck, use a
                                                                                                               household cleaner to wipe it
                                                                                                               clean.
                                                                                                                  For more advice on caring for
                                                                                                               decks, visit www.wrcla.org.
                                                                                                                  "It's easy to forget that decks
                                                                                                               need maintenance and care just
                                                                                                               like your lawn or roof," says
                                                                                                               Clement "By performing routine
                                                                                                               checks and taking care of the
                                                                                                               warning signs, homeowners can
                                                                                                               extend the life of their decks so
                                                                                                               they can be enjoyed for years to
                                                                                                               come."


                                                                                                               Pancake Tent
                                                                                                                   Pancakes
                                                                                                               and        maple
                                                                                                               syrup – a natu-
                                                                                                               ral duo. When
                                                                                                               you are hungry,
                                                                                                               visit the Geauga
                                                                                                               County Maple
                                                                                                               F e s t i v a l
                                                                                                               Pancake Tent in the park and enjoy
                                                                                                               all you can eat pancakes covered
                                                                                                               with delicious Geauga County maple
                                                                                                               syrup.
                                                                                                                   An army of volunteers Friday,
                                                                                                               Saturday and Sunday will serve pan-
                                                                                                               cakes from 8 a.m. till 2 p.m. Heinen’s
                                                                                                               is the official sponsor of the Pancake
                                                                                                               Tent.
                                                                                                                   All funds raised by selling pan-
                                                                                                               cakes goes toward the expenses of
                                                                                                               the festival.
                                                                                                                   Bring the entire family and enjoy
                                                                                                               a mountain of pancakes. Cost is only
                                                                                                               $8 and it is all you can eat. Families
                                                                                                               return year after year to continue
                                                                                                               this tasty tradition.
April 28, 2011                                            Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                                                                        Page 25

Make Your Garden The Envy Of The Neighborhood
   Gardens are a source of beauty.         produce more blossoms as a result.
They are also a sanctuary from the         Blossoms attract hummingbirds, but-
hustle and bustle of daily life.           terflies, and honey bees. If you find
Something as simple as hearing song-       an old nest, it is best to leave it.
birds in the morning can help you          Many bird species will reuse it.
start your day on the right note.             • Whenever possible, plant native
   While your neighbors spend the          greenery which is safer for wildlife
season trying to grow a uniform            than exotic imports and helps slow
lawn, why not elicit their envy by cre-    the spread of invasive plant species.
ating your very own Garden of              Native choices can be vibrant choic-
Eden? A little pruning and some            es. Choose colors that compliment
wildlife-friendly additions will make      your home and are pleasing to the
your garden stand out for neighbors        eye.
as well as native birds and butterflies.      • Windows represent a significant
                                           collision hazard for birds in flight.
Here's how you can get                     You can protect visiting songbirds          Wildlife like birds and butterflies add natural beauty to any garden.
started:                                   with advanced window decals such as
   • First, tidy up the yard. This may     those made by WindowAlert. These           so the nectar does not ferment.                   other wildlife don't appear by
require re-seeding parts of your lawn      decals have the delicate appearance           • If you want to attract butterflies           chance. They seek habitats that pro-
that are known problem spots. If you       of frosted glass, but glow like a stop-    and bees, install some special nectar             vide them with food, shelter, and
plan to aerate your grass, don't forget    light for birds with their unique abili-   feeders and butterfly homes, which                safety."
to aerate the soil around your flow-       ty to see ultraviolet light. You can       will bring their acrobatic dance to                    • Don't be afraid to add a per-
ers and shrubbery as well. Water and       order them online at www.win-              your backyard. Mason bees, which                  sonal touch. A gentle wind chime or
air circulation helps prevent the          dowalert.com.                              are easily attracted with ready-made              brilliant sun catcher can add a spe-
spread of fungus while promoting              • Remember to periodically clean        hive kits, are a gentle and docile                cial dimension to any garden without
healthy microorganisms that keep           feeders, birdbaths, and nesting boxes      addition as well.                                 frightening wildlife.
plant life vibrant.                        with organic soap and distilled water         "Wildlife can beautify your gar-
   • Prune dead branches and cut           to prevent the spread of disease.                                                                By following these tips, your garden is
                                                                                      den" says Spencer Schock, founder                 likely to be envied by neighbors -- and loved
back perennials. Fruit trees, in partic-   Hummingbird feeders should be              of WindowAlert. "But birds and                    by wildlife.
ular, thrive with pruning and often        cleaned weekly and kept in the shade


THEME: GARDENING
ACROSS                                     DOWN
1. *"_____ from the garden"
                                           1. Fatty tissue
6. Civil rights advocate Wells             2. Respiratory rattling
9. *Garden ear                             3. Organic compound
13. Sri _____                              4. Lie in wait
14. African migrator
15. System of numbering pages
                                           5. Pilgrims to Mecca
                                           6. Hunch-backed assistant                                          SAGE’S                              APPLES
16. Not silently                           7. Double helix
17. Argonaut's propeller                   8. Pertaining to the ear
18. Lower part of abdomen
19. *Glass protecto
                                           9. Rapper LL ____ J
                                           10. A dish of stewed meat of differ-                       Crisp Juicy Apples
21. "I am sorry," e.g.                     ent kinds                                                Empire, Melrose, Fuji, Jonagold, Mutsu,
23. Youngster                              11. Cash's is on fire                                     Holiday, Golden Delicious, Winesap
24. *It cuts a furrow                      12. Snoopy
25. A man concerned with his dress         15. *Reproductive structure                                   Apple Cider, Apple Butter, Maple Syrup
28. Type of wrestler                       20. Rated "R" for _____ content
30. "Cease and ______                      22. *Pea or bean house                                          Located 1-1/2 miles West of Chardon on U.S. Rt. 6
35. Male version of Emily                  24. Represent in a painting, e.g.                                     440-286-3416 • sagesapples.com
37. Forsaken or desolate                   25. Dog command                                                        Mon-Sat. 9-5:30 • Sun. 11:30-5
39. Celebrity chef DiSpirito               26. Nebraska's largest city
40. Basic unit of money in Western         27. Rice cooked in well-seasoned
Samo                                       broth
41. Native American emble                  29. ____ point
43. Quantity of paper                      31. Acid gritty-textured fruit
44. Wads of tobacco, e.g.                  32. Frost over
46. The Three Tenors, e.g.                 33. La _____, opera house in Milan
47. *Tulip's beginning, e.g.               34. Graves
48. Hindquarters                           36. *Grassy area
50. Obama to Harvard Law School,           38. Young or Simon, e.g.
e.g.                                       42. Grieve
52. Ballet step                            45. Religious split
53. ____ Roman Empire                      49. Ad ___
55. St. Louis football player              51. *Used as fertilizer
57. *Vines' support                        54. Permeate or penetrate gradually
61. *One-season plants                     56. Reflective thinker
65. 43,560 square feet, pl.                57. There and back to Michael
66. Type of hairs in mammal's coat         Phelps, pl.
68. "Round up the _____ suspects!"         58. One of #65 Across
69. Rainbow-producing device               59. Journey
70. Popular white fish                     60. Challenge
71. Fashion of the past                    61. Rooney or Warhol, e.g.
72. Labor Day month                        62. A grand theft
73. Attention grabber                      63. Hog fat
74. Wear away                              64. Wild plum
                                           67. Intense mournfulness
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Great Home Improvement Projects For Spring
    For many Americans the                                                  "After all, who wants to spend        the season for gazing at the sky.
warmer weather of spring means                                              money on home improvements            But allergens can make sky gazing
it's time to focus on all those home                                        you can only use half the year?"      difficult for some. Consider
improvement projects that would                                                • Tinker with Plumbing:            installing skylights in your home
be inconvenient during winter.                                              Because bathroom and kitchen          this season.
    Adding an extension, sanding                                            renovations often require plumb-         • Sand the Floor: Most people
wooden floors or replacing a roof                                           ing changes, the warmer months        think of floor maintenance as a
are a lot easier when you're not                                            are the best for these projects.      cool weather activity, but floor
worried about the weather and                                               Now's the ideal time to expand        sanding kicks up incredible
diminished day light. Also, con-                                            that half-bathroom with a shower      amounts of dust. In warmer
tractors are less likely to have                                            stall, or to upgrade your master      weather, you can throw open
weather-related delays that blow                                            bathroom with a whirlpool tub.        doors and windows and set up fans
timelines, making spring renova-                                            And there are many choices of         to suck the dust outward.
tions run more smoothly.                 Some improvements can enhance both eco-friendly fixtures from such          The better weather makes
                                         indoor and outdoor spaces.
                                                                            brands as Delta, Kohler, American     almost all home improvement
Here are some home                      now may be a good time to repave Standard and others.                     projects more enjoyable. So take
improvement projects you                your driveway. Asphalt needs the       • Install Skylights: With longer   advantage of the season to
may want to start this                  right factors of temperature and    days and clear, starry nights, it's   upgrade your home!
season:                                 moisture to set properly. Better
                                        weather leads to better driveways.
   • Replace the Roof: If your




                                                                                                                                           Crossword Answers
                                                                               Crossword Answers
                                           • Add a Fireplace: Fireplaces
roof is starting to leak or you
                                        are great focal points to any home,
notice dramatic increases in heat-
                                        and now homeowners can double
ing or cooling bills, it may be time
                                        their impact by adding see-
to replace it. The best time to do so
                                        through fireplaces that can be
is when the weather is warm and
                                        installed between rooms or even
dry. Keep in mind the U.S.
                                        to warm a patio. Versatile fire-
Department of Energy recom-
                                        places, like the Montebello See-
mends light roofing colors, which
                                        Through by Lennox Hearth
will keep down cooling costs and
                                        Products, can be installed between
help reduce global warming. For
                                        a kitchen and dining room or
more energy-saving home
                                        between a living room and patio,
improvement tips, visit www.ener-
                                        creating a dramatic effect. You can
gy.gov.
                                        learn more at www.lennox.com.
   • Check the Perimeter: Inspect
                                           "An indoor/outdoor install-
your home's exterior, making sure
                                        ment is a great way to enjoy your
to check your siding. Mold and
                                        fireplace year-round," says Bill
cracks can be a sign you need to
                                        Wetzel, product manager of
re-paint or replace boards. Also,
                                        Fireplace Systems for Lennox.
April 28, 2011                      Geauga County Spring Leaf Special Edition                 Page 27




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