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Welcome to a new opportunity for 2019 to get cozier with Boomer & Beyond magazine.

We’re looking to connect with you the reader to bring you some great new benefits absolutely FREE! 

Join Now. The Boomer Insider Club is open to the first 500 qualified respondents.

Here’s what you receive:

• FREE home delivery of the magazine for the next issue
• FREE Boomer Bash Tickets! You receive two tickets to either Boomer Bash West (May 1) or Boomer Bash East (late October)
• Entry into a drawing to receive a free overnight stay at Donna’s Premier Lodging in Amish Country in Berlin, Ohio. (Drawing to be held by March 1, 2019)

Here’s the fine print: Members must provide a valid email to participate in the Boomer Insider Club. Members will receive the March/April 2019 issue in the mail. Members must reconfirm membership with each issue for future home delivery of the magazine. Offer valid for Northeast Ohio residents only. Maximum of one mailed copy per household. Members understand that they are automatically opted into the Northeast Ohio Boomer & Beyond email database and will receive the Boomer Beat newsletter.

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Boomer Bash West is Set for May 1 at LaCentre in Westlake

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

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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Here’s What You Can Get Rid of Today for a More Organized Home Tomorrow

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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Snowshoes, Cleared Snow & More. Hit a Trail Regardless of the Weather

We know how it is. Cabin fever sets in shortly after the holidays and persists through April. You WANT to get outside and exercise, but cranky knees and icy sidewalks make for a dangerous combination, and taking a winter walk may not be your idea of fun. You' may find surer footing on trails in many of our local parks along with lots of things to do outdoors. Start with the Geauga Park District for ideas. ...
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Give the Gift of Camp This Holiday Season

Every holiday season, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are faced with the difficult decision of what to gift to children. This year, as part of your holiday gift list, consider the gift of camp.

Camp provides children with a healthy environment of organized activities, free play, friendship building, problem-solving, and more. It offers experiential, energetic, and interactive activities that are a healthy respite from too much screen time.

Find the right camp by using the American Camp Association’s Find a Camp tool. You can search by activity, cost, location, and more. Find a Camp connects over 1.2 million families with camp each year.

As the holiday season approaches, offer the children in your life a gift that will provide them the opportunity for experiential learning and growth — plus memories, skills, and experiences they will cherish their entire lives.

Click here to print a free “gift of camp” certificate. Tuck it in a new backpack, roll it in a new sleeping bag, wrap it around a new flashlight — or put it in a traditional gift box complete with colorful paper and a bow. No matter how it’s delivered, imagine the delight when the gift is opened, and the child discovers that camp is in his or her future.

Looking for more information about summer camps in the region? Make plans to attend Northeast Ohio Parent’s Camp Fair 2019. Click here for more information.


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Flu Blues: It’s Not Too Late to Beat Them

You've seen the reminders at the drug store, you've watched the warnings on TV. Message received. You need a flu shot. But what if you've put off getting one? Is it too late? Read on to see what the folks at the Cleveland Clinic have to say to flu shot procrastinators. (Hint: their answer won't surprise you). ...
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NEO Holiday Gift Guide 2018: Local, Off-Beat and (Just a Little Bit) Lazy


You make your list; you check it twice. Then there’s nothing nicer than settling back in your comfy chair and shopping online for all the gifts you need for the holidays. This season, you can support small, local business owners who sell meaningful, creative gifts while enjoying the convenience of online shopping.

Earlier this year, votes from 36,000 Northeast Ohioans were compiled into The Cleveland Hot List, featuring 6,690 businesses competing for the title of greater Cleveland’s best through CityVoter, an online ballot. Within that listing were 58 nominees for Best Gift Shop.

We whittled finalists into these top-rated gift shops that also offer online shopping. From fun stocking stuffers to keepsake legacy items, you can buy creative and meaningful gifts from local shopkeepers — all from the comfort of your own home.


STEM Handmade Soaps

This small company offers premium handcrafted soaps, using 100 percent all-natural ingredients. Only high-quality pure vegetable oils and high-concentration glycerin are innovatively combined to create hydrating soaps. Products also include lip balm, deodorant, body butter, scented candles, men’s grooming products, hygiene accessories, pet shampoos and gift sets.

Price range: $3-$40

12405 Madison Ave., Lakewood

Wood Thingamajigs

A female veteran-owned and -operated woodworking shop, this may be Northeast Ohio’s premier source for all custom furniture, home items, decor and outdoor games. Products include cutting boards, Cleveland- and Ohio-themed wall hangings, customized family trees and special orders.

Price range: $10-$125

Newbury Township

Earth Angels Holistic Health

Earth Angels Boutique provides “Tools for better living — Release. Balance. Restore.” Products include incense sticks and burners, worry stones, selenite and quartz products, gemstone sets, salt lamps, sterling silver/stone jewelry, and even an Amethyst Geode Calcite Quartz Healing Empowerment stone.

Price range: $2.50-$185

3518 Scranton Road, Cleveland

The Framer’s Gallery

Choose from a wide selection of artwork and gifts created by local, regional, national and international artists.

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