Category Archives: Shopping

A Taste of Sunshine in the Dark of Winter

Here on the North Coast we rejoice in spring, when the snow and ice retreats, Jack Frost returns to the North Pole and the growing season begins.  We also mourn when the last of the summer berries and tomatoes, the … Continue reading

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Hocking County – More than caves and trails

Hiking on trails and through caves is not the only thing to do in the Hocking Hills.  You can zip-line through the trees, canoe, kayak, horseback ride, rent an ATV or a bicycle.  We didn’t do any of those things. … Continue reading

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The Quest for Shoes

I waited a few days and the box finally arrived – my new hiking boots, Merrell’s, ordered on-line from Zappos.  They were attractive, lightweight low hikers as described.  Cushy footbed, non-slip soles.  I wore them around the house for a … Continue reading

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Peddlers at the Farmpark

Photos of artists/crafters at the annual Peddlers in the Park held at Lake FarmPark in Lake County, Ohio. Continue reading

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Touring the West Side Market

Maybe you’ve seen it featured on the Food Network, who have proclaimed it the Best Food Lovers Market.  Just about anybody who is anybody makes a stop there when they visit Cleveland.    Of course local chefs, including Michael Symon, love … Continue reading

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To sum it all up

Dear Friends: This is my belated Christmas letter.  You know,  0ne of those annoying tomes with all the boring stuff people you don’t even know did all year long – ther kids, their boats, their vacation houses.  Actually, I only received … Continue reading

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Birthday Antiquing in Waynesville, Ohio

You may remember, last year I spent my birthday on the beach.   For my 50th birthday my husband took me to Vancouver, BC.  Alas, a trip of that magnitude was not in the cards  for this year, but that doesn’t mean I couldn’t … Continue reading

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A Market in the Country

Last Saturday we spent a pleasant few hours at the grand opening of a new market managed by a friend of ours.  It’s a lovely market in a beautiful setting,  located on a ridge on Route 84 between Perry and Madison, Ohio, not too far south of  Lake Erie.   There … Continue reading

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Renewable Energy at the Lakeland Local Market

Perhaps you remember one of my previous posts, There’s a New Market in Town.  Today our local paper ran a story about John Prim’s family businesses, Diversified Renewable Concepts and  Hawt Dawg Motorbikes.  John is VP of the Green Group at … Continue reading

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Wine-ing my way through New York

Lake Erie – Chautauqua Wine Trail Here in Northeast Ohio I live pretty close to the Lake Erie Vines and Wines Trail and have been to many of the wineries.  It’s so much fun to visit the different wineries and … Continue reading

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