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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.

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Check Out 1,000 + Nativity Scenes in Kirtland

Fun Get Away Things to do
  Some of the nativities are so small they fit inside a walnut shell. One is made of crystals. A nativity from Kenya was created with salvaged Coke cans. Another is made entirely of 1830s square-head nails, representing Jesus. An especially moving nativity is constructed with bullet shells.  ...
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Cell Phony Savvy: What’s Your Line?

Did you know that Baby Boomers spend an average of 149 minutes a day on their smartphones - about as much as smartphone-obsessed Millennials at 171 minutes per day? Do you have the right plan at the right time of your life? ...
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Boat Building: Yes, You Can Do It, and These Folks Will Show You How

Fun Outdoors Things to do
With so much water right here in our backyard, boat building seems like a great fit for those of us in Northeast Ohio. Lake Erie and the Cuyahoga River aside, we have plenty of other rivers and lakes to explore. But have you ever wanted to explore with a boat your built yourself? Here's your chance. ...
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Start Your New Year in Akron with First Night

Outdoors Things to do
You may be finishing your last-minute Christmas shopping, and struggling with that string of lights that keeps going out, but keep in mind that New Years is looming and offers another chance to squeeze in holiday fun. If you're looking for a terrific way to greet 2018, consider First Night Akron. ...
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Snowshoe for Free, Feed Birds in Geauga Parks This Winter

Fitness Outdoors Things to do
Sure, it's cold. And snowy. And by 7 p.m. you're ready for an evening of Netflix. But don't squander our limited daylight hours this winter. Head over to Geauga County's parks for outside fun and earn those binge-watching hours. ...
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Your Social Security Income Can Make or Break Your Plan – Don’t Mess It Up

Financial Planning
There are hundreds of claiming strategies for Social Security benefits, so do your research before you make your move. ...
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Wintertide is Fun Both In-Tide and Out-Tide (We Couldn’t Resist)

Things to do
Go ahead, get out of your holiday comfort zone and try an arts celebration this season. Gordon Square is the place to be this Saturday, and plan to stay into the evening for after-hours fun, too. ...
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One Lump, or None? Retirement Payouts and What’s Best for You

Financial Planning Money Resources
We're getting closer, and some of us are already there.  Retirement - when to take it, how to do it - is a topic all of us seem to want to talk about. It makes sense; when we were in our 30s, we talked about babies and kids, in our 40s it was career changes and houses. And now... retirement. ...
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