Tuesday, 10 December 2019 16:26

Is This The End of Recycling?

I saw this story online regarding the current state of recycling in Amrerica and thought it was pretty interesting.

Story courtesy of The Atlantic and getpocket.com.

Get the story here.

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Monday, 09 December 2019 21:11

New Music From Tenille Arts!

Tenille Arts has released her next single called "Somebody Like That"! She wrote the song along with songwriters Alex Kline and Allison Veltz, and Tenille says the song is about that love we all want to find.

Published in Cherise
Tuesday, 10 December 2019 01:18

TREE OF LIGHTS - Thank You!

It's been a couple of days since we wrapped up the WQMX Tree Of Lights, and I took a couple of days to digest the enormity of it all.  Every year we raise money for local and worthwhile organizations, and this year we began with a new benefactor, NEOPAT, The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism.  These are good people. 

Fun Pic of Ken, Me, Sarah and some GREAT Guardsmen

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Our area has been greatly impacted by veterans and military involvement. This was a great marriage that I hope continues on for a few more really great years.  Everyone we met with NEOPAT, those who represented them, and members of the active military that was a part of our two day radiothon were simply amazing.  How lucky we are that we have an organization that takes the time and effort to help military families that are in need.  And there is need.

Harlan, a Vietnam Veteran came by and shared some joy!

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We raised, with your help and the help of many of our caring sponsors, about $30,000 for this very deserving group, and we say thank you!  I am hoping this is just the beginning of a new door opening and we raise even more money for them next year.

I always love supporting local people that are worth supporting, and these people are, as are the amazing souls who make up the selfless military famlies of our area.

Thank YOU!

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Published in Scott
Monday, 09 December 2019 05:28

TODAY - Do We Need This?

Today, for some reason is National Llama Day. Do we need this?  Do llamas really need a day? Asking for a friend.  I mean, who owns a real llama?

 

Stuffed llamas don't last long around our happy house.  All three dogs seem to love them, and well, you can see the carnage. The Beautiful Windy keeps making Target runs to get new ones, and MIddy, Luna, and Juneau keep tearing them up.

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Long live llamas!   Sort of.....

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 21:12

New Music From Midland!

 Midland has released their next single from their sophomore album Let It Roll. "Cheatin' Songs" is a throwback heartbreak song that you would swear came right out of the 80's. The trio of Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy and Mark Wystrach wrote the track alongside songrwiters Shane MacAnally and Josh Osborne. 

 

Published in Cherise
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 17:58

Another Great Way To Support Our Troops!

Get to the Missing Mountain Brewing Company on Front St. in Cuyahoga Falls this Wednesday, December 4th for another FUNdraising Day!

Grab a cold brew and a bite to eat, and Missing Mountain will donate 15% of their entire day's sales from 4pm til 9pm, to our Tree of Lights campaign, benefitting NEOPAT!

Doesn't get easier than that!!

For more details click here!

Published in Ken
Monday, 02 December 2019 21:26

New Music From Brad Paisley!

Tomorrow night (12/3), ABC will air Brad Paisley Thinks He's Special, his much anticipated variety show. Today, Brad Paisley debuted a brand new song called "Alive Right Now" that incorporates his usual sense of humor, but also pays tribute to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and features Addie Pratt who is a St. Jude alum and cancer survivor. He originally featured her in his performance on the TV show and later invited her to sing on the studio version of the song. 

Published in Cherise
Thursday, 05 December 2019 01:23

LOCAL - Wild Lights - Akron Zoo!

Wild Lights at the Akron Zoo!  Is another great gift idea this year for Christmas!  Or maybe a zoo membership!  If you have little kids especially An Akron Zoo membership is a GREAT idea.

Click here for all the info you need for the Akron Zoo!

We go every year!

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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 01:49

LOCAL - Christmas Present? - Perfect!

Here's a very good idea if you are looking for a great Christmas gift for somene that's hard to buy for. Over the last few weeks, I have been lucky enough to go to Playhouse Square downtown Cleveland for a couple of different shows, in a couple of different theaters.  How lucky are we to have that amazing place.  Windy and I saw Trisha Yearwood and then over the weekend we saw the Cleveland Pops Orchestra do a Christmas show.

Incredible Ceiling View.....Ornate!

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Both were fun, and just as much fun is seeing the incredible theaters.  A fantastic tribute to an era gone by, and one that is a strong as any today.  Those theaters host a large array of shows and there is certainly one that will interest you or someone you know.

What a great and imaginative Christmas gift it would be, sending someone there for a show of some kind.  Keep it in mind, sure beats a ton of stuff you can spend the same money on.  I have really become, lately even more so, of giving the gift of an experience instead of an actual gift.  Hit a show and a downtown dinner and you have made an amazing memory.

Old School Box Office.....Vintage!

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How lucky we are for Playhouse Square and how lucky you will be if you go to a show!

Windy and I had a great time!

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Published in Scott
Tuesday, 03 December 2019 01:52

Browns - Walking Through Fire

I took a day after that horrible Browns loss in Pittsburgh to fully digest what I had just seen. An insanely depleted Steelers team whipped up on a fairly healthy Browns team in a game the Browns, and Steelers had to have. The Steelers just wanted it more. (Duck Hodges!!!)  This Browns team is so incredibly disappointing, it's hard to know where to begin.  So I'll begin where you should - at the beginning.

I have always felt the real job of the NFL head coach is singular.  Getting players to WANT to play for them. The great ones all did  - and do. Lombardi, Landry, Brown, Noll, Parcells, and more recently, Belichick, and Tomlin.  They took different paths of motiviation, but they all got there. There are plenty of assistant coaches to do the X's and O's. Head coaches motivate players and coaches and manage games. Here in Browns Country, we have none of that.

What I can't decide though is this. Do these Browns players today not like and respect Freddie Kitchens, or do they like him too much and everyone is just dudes and buddies? If it's the first, the team is lost, if it's the second, the team is lost.  THE job of an NFL head coach is to get these guys to walk through fire for them.  And this team will not do it. 

My feeling is that it is the former.  Kitchens has produced a very immature football team that mirrors himself, where they don't know how to win. And he refuses to admit that he is being out prepared every week by more seasoned coaches that are way, way down the line from him on the field and off. And it's not by a little, the word is out, don't fear the Browns, they don't know what they are doing. And they don't.

He forgets the coaches on the other sideline are getting paid too, as he attempts to reinvent the wheel most Sundays, as other coaches simply laugh.  Many of those same coaches would love the talent Kitchens has to coach, as they watch him squander game after game with blunders, inexperience and an arrogance that's here way too soon.

This team is really not as bad as it seems.  They just have to learn to walk through fire.  And one day they will, but for whom?

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