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Marie Elium

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Marie Elium spent 10 years as a newspaper reporter in Virginia and Ohio before switching to freelance writing when her two children were young. The kids are now Millennials, but writing continues to be one of her favorite endeavors. Marie was named editor of Northeast Ohio Boomer and Beyond magazine in November 2015 and is a graduate of Miami University. Marie can be reached at [email protected]

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Play It Forward & Donate Used Musical Instruments to Help Local Kids

Education & Technology Hobbies
You can almost hear the 'playing, can't you? Dig through your closets, hunt through the attic and dust off your kids' old musical instruments. We've got a home for them and it's right here in Cleveland with a new generation of budding musicians. ...
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Boomer Bash West is Set for May 1 at LaCentre in Westlake

Boomer Bash Events Featured Fun Insider Club Latest News Things to do
Hey, west siders - we're baaaaack. Yup. The Bash is back at LaCentre in Westlake this spring. Music, food, vendors and giveaways make this a one-of-a-kind event that's fun, informative and (just a little bit) fancy. And the best part? It's all geared to the 50+ crowd. That's right; our sponsors are there to help meet the needs of folks just like us - active, on the move and interested in learning more about aging well in Northeast Ohio. ...
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Cough, Cough, Sniffle, Sniffle. That’s Not a Cold, It’s An Allergy

Featured Health & Wellness
Hold on now; allergy season is over, right? At least until spring. Keep the Kleenex handy. For some folks, allergy season takes hold during the winter months when household allergens trigger all sorts of symptoms. Read on for tips on how to beat the indoor allergy season - that way, you'll be all set for the spring allergy season! ...
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North Union Indoor Farmers Market Open Now Through March 30 at Crocker Park

Food & Nutrition Fun Things to do

North Union Indoor Farmers Market is returning for its seventh winter season at Crocker Park each Saturday from 9-noon now through March 30.

The market hosts local farmers and bakers selling their fresh goods including seasonal greens and vegetables, fruits, high-quality meats, cheeses and bakery. Sign up for their newsletter at to receive a weekly email update of the current participating vendors.

The market is located at 228 Market Street between the Gap and Cyclebar and will be open every Saturday.

Crocker Park is located at 228 Market St. in Westlake.


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What’s In Your Car’s Winter Emergency Kit? Wait, You Don’t Have One? Start Here

Cars and Driving Latest News Outdoors Resources Safety Travel
Winter has been slow to come to Northeast Ohio, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be ready for icy roads and blowing snow. Here's a checklist for what you need to keep in your car to stay safe this winter. ...
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Are You a Caregiver? Do You Know a Caregiver? We’ve Got a List of Resources that May Help

Caregiving Health & Wellness Resources
Caregiving is a job done with love and patience but everyone knows that at times it can be exhausting and frustrating. Support is available. We've got a list of organizations that address a wide variety of caregiving situations. Cancer, Alzheimer's, Veterans' issues, this list is a good place to start in your search for support. ...
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10 Things That You’ll Spend More on in Retirement

Financial Planning Resources
So, you think retired living is cheaper than how you live now? In some instances, it is. Financial planners have traditionally estimated that retirees need 80% or more of pre-retirement income to maintain their standard of living, but individual situations vary greatly. But there are a few things you may spend more on. Here's a rundown on what those are and how to prepare. ...
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Here’s What You Can Get Rid of Today for a More Organized Home Tomorrow

Home & Garden Housing Latest News
The start of a new year is a good opportunity to make a clean sweep of all those items that you've collected - dare we say hoarded? - over the years. But what really needs to go? This list is a great way to start your January decluttering. Grab some bags, set aside a few hours, and dig in. ...
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