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A Final Thought: A guide to gift-giving

Twenty-five years ago, I surprised my family with a special holiday present: a gift certificate for a hot air balloon ride for the four of us—me, my wife and our two daughters. I still remember my wife’s reaction when I presented her with the elaborate gift package detailing the calm sunrise lift-off, the gentle floating through the...

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This Christmas season, you’ll find a warm and welcoming home at Painesville’s First Church of Christ

I'm not sure when it happened, but Thanksgiving seems to have gone a little off track. As a kid, I remember the holiday being all about food, family and thankfulness, but, if this year is any indication,Thanksgiving has morphed into a week-long celebration of Black Friday. Similarly, Christmas has been suffering from over-commercialization...

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Is medical marijuana right for you?

There is so much new research on the benefits of medical cannabis, from slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s to shrinking malignant tumors, that state after state is going full throttle to bring those health benefits to its citizens. On September 8, 2016, the State of Ohio took action with the passage of House Bill 523, which legalized...

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Café Arnone: An authentic Italian coffee bar

When I first saw the big, orange sign go up on the front of Fairlawn’s new Café Arnone, I thought, “Oh, great; another national chain.” It looked too polished, too organized, too modern to be locally owned, but it is. And it’s polished because the two young men running it, co-owners and first cousins Michael Maghes and Rocco LaRose,...

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A Final Thought: The DNA results are in

Earlier this spring, I wrote a column called “Waiting on the DNA results,” in which I revealed that I had ordered a DNA report from Ancestry.com in an effort to determine once and for all whether there was any truth to the persistent family rumor that one of my ancestors was Native American. The results are in and, alas—no. John...

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