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Saturday Night is WONE Night at Canal Park! They're celebrating The Office with a Kevin Malone Chili bobblehead for the first 1,000 fans who enter the park. Brian Baumgartner a.k.a. Kevin Malone was supposed to join us at the game, but sometimes things happen and he had to cancel his appearance. Don't fret Office fans... Stanley Hudson (aka Leslie David Baker) will be pinch-hitting for his buddy Kevin Malone on Saturday night at Canal Park.  Stanley will be on-site signing autographs and tossing a ceremonial first pitch. Unfortunately the park isn't air conditioned... but we can buy you a WONE…
There are only a handful of games left at Akron's Canal Park to see your Akron RubberDucks! Canal Park is such a gem here in Akron. Games are fun & affordable and the promotions at the park are the best. Every Saturday home game is WONE Night at Canal Park. This Saturday is "The Office" night at Canal park with an appearance by Kevin Malone actor, Brian Baumgartner.* The first 1,000 fans through the gates will get a Kevin Malone bobblehead with his big pot of chili. Watch the giant scoreboard for yours truly alongside of Jeff Kinzbach.  I'll give…
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 05:25

Trees are nice... until they aren't.

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We have trees. Giant trees and lots of trees. About a month ago about half of one tree came down in the back yard urging us to give it some attention. We figured while we're at it, let just get a couple others taken down that we've been talking about. We had a few companies out to give us quotes, and one guy discovered that the tree right on top of the house is actually rotting at the base. Cool! Those huge storms came through the night before the tree guys showed up and I was up all night worried…
Thursday, 15 August 2019 15:44

Woodstock 50

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August 15, 1969 was the start of three of the most magical days in music history. I wasn't even born yet. My mom begged my dad to let her go, but with a newborn and a toddler at home, he was having none of it. She was always the hippie of the two of them... still is. She was there in spirit.  I can't even imagine what it would have been like to be there, but wow, that would have been amazing! Tonight my house, like many others, is rocking with Woodstock - on vinyl, because how else could you…
Wednesday, 14 August 2019 10:23

Never-ending Home Updates.

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The beautiful thing about home ownership is that nothing will ever be finished. Just as you finish one project, there's another waiting for you. Also, no project can just go smoothly. You'll probably hear about quite a few of my ongoing projects.  The latest fun at Casa Sandra is The Wall. My 14 year old is getting a wall. The front sitting room was my secret getaway, until she finally decided she had put up with her little sister long enough and claimed the front room for herself. After a few months, we finally agreed and out mom's stuff went,…
Tuesday, 13 August 2019 05:27

Early risers? eh...

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Are you an early riser? They call the natural early risers "Advanced Sleepers"... what ever.  Once upon a time my eyes popped open at 6:30-7am, I would have a cup of coffee & head out to the garden. It was lovely. Then the bus started picking kids up at 6:30 and we had to start getting up at 5:30... not so lovely. Then Jeff Kinzbach was all, "Hey! You should do the morning show with me!" and the alarm moved to 4am. It was about that time I decided that I may not be an early riser...   I love my…
Thursday, 08 August 2019 10:40

Rock Week at Blossom!

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How many concerts have you gone to at Blossom this week?  Heart, Joan Jett & Elle King rocked Sunday night, Santana & The Doobie Brothers killed it last night & tonight Peter Frampton says Farewell with some help from Jason Bonham.  I rolled in here Monday morning on Heart fumes, and tomorrow morning I will "feel like we do"... the morning after. I wanted to be at the show last night too, but I just don't think I could handle 3 concerts in one week. I've spoken to few people who are doing it though. God love them!  If you're…
Wednesday, 07 August 2019 11:57

The letter came...

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The letter came Monday. The one from the school letting the kids know what time the bus would pick them up to take them to school. AAAAHHHHH!!! I know I'm not the only one wondering where summer went! We made so many plans in May! We were going to go to Cedar Point. Hike more! Go kayaking! day trips, Hartville Flea Market... Come on! School starts in 2 weeks?  My son started band and golf at the high school last week, and next week is schedule pick up for him & my 8th grade daughter. I've already started buying supplies…
Tuesday, 09 July 2019 11:17

Greatest Baseball Movies!

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Theres no escaping baseball in Northeast Ohio! The All Star Weekend events have been in full swing (pun intended) in Cleveland all weekend long & tonight is the big pay off with the actual all star game. In addition, the Akron Rubber Ducks are kicking off a home series against the Bowie Baysox Thursday through Sunday. Thursday night's game will feature the make up WONE listener selected space themed fireworks from the May 4th rain out and then Saturday is WONE night at Canal Park. It will be all thing Major League with Ricky Vaughn bobbleheads and MORE WONE listener…
Monday, 01 July 2019 10:03

Dear Evan Hansen

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Yesterday afternoon we FINALLY got to see Dear Evan Hansen at Playhouse Square. It. Was. AMAZING.  I will even go so far as to say it has taken the top spot on my favorite stage productions. What a powerful story. I don't want to give too much away and spoil it for anyone, but I do want to talk about how modern this was. It dealt with teens, parents, social media, suicide, loneliness, anxiety, outcasts, and everything we, as families are going through on a daily basis. My husband and I took all three of our kids, our soon to…