Hobbies

Hobbies

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

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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Fowl Weather – Winter Birding Basics, NEO-Style

Need an excuse to ramble outdoors when the weather is cold and blustery? Grab a birding guide, a pair of binoculars and head out to one of NEO's premier birding spots. From the shores of Lake Erie to the cornfields of Geauga County, we're in the catbird seat, so to speak, for winter birding. Read on to learn what birds to see and where to see them. ...
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Bucket List Adventures: Company Makes Dreams Come True

The best advice for Boomers? It’s the same advice the company founder gives to young people, and it’s the same advice she gave herself in her hospital bed when she was recovering from surgery: Challenge yourself. Get out and do things.” ...
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6 Loneliness-Busters to Make You Happier and More Connected (We Promise!)

There are plenty of options in this digital age: online chat, online video chat, video on your phone, email, etc. While learning a new digital platform can be challenging, once you get the hang of it, advantages include convenience and accessibility. Most tech-based communication channels are free or included with other bills you’re already paying such as phone and internet. ...
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Popular Products That are Made to Last – Do You Have Any to Add to Our List?

With the exception of a Kitchen Aid mixer, I've found every one of these items at a yard sale or thrift store over the past 30 years.  Dad picked up an immaculate set of CutCo knives for me (vintage '70s wooden handles) for $8 at an estate sale. And I'll argue that a good piece of vintage Pyrex beats CorningWare any day. ...
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The Stan Hywet Car Show – Wheel You Be There?

Created by Frank Todaro in tribute to his father, Mel, who passed away from kidney cancer, Molto Bella is presented in partnership with the Kidney Foundation of Summit County as a benefit for both organizations. The show has grown rapidly thanks to participation by the Ferrari Club of America. ...
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Destination: Akron … RubberDucks, a Wine Train and a Zoo, Too

Cleveland gets all the attention, but just a few miles down the road is a great city with a fine art museum, its own minor league ball team, an extraordinary mansion, Ohio's only national park - should we go on? Oh, that's right, it's got a nice zoo that has not only interesting animals but some lovely gardens, too. Akron, my friends, is a terrific city to explore. Check it out. You'll like what you see. ...
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Calling all Weather Nerds – the National Weather Service Needs You

Do you love a stormy sky? Are you a fan of weather forecasts? What about clouds: yes or no? You may have what it takes to be an official storm watcher for the National Weather Service. Check out these local classes and see if you've got what it takes. ...
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