South Side Business News & Notes
City of Green, car dealerships host Green Auto Mile celebration
GREEN — A three-day celebration to commemorate the collaboration of the “Green Auto Mile” dealers and the completion of the Arlington Road corridor improvements began July 26.
The city of Green has officially named the stretch of South Arlington Road between Interstate 77 and state Route 619 the Green Auto Mile, according to city officials. The announcement comes after the recent completion of a $12 million infrastructure improvement project that included widening South Arlington Road, updating the intersection of state Route 619 and South Arlington Road, rerouting Jarvis Road and adding sidewalks, curbs and more.
The South Arlington Road corridor, along with the intersecting Interstate Parkway, is home to six car dealerships. The three-day celebration kicked off July 26.
Today, July 27, from 5 to 9 p.m., exclusive deals on new and used cars will be offered.
The festivities will continue tomorrow, July 28, with a Grand Slam Celebration. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., guests can partake in a baseball-themed extravaganza with food and activities at each dealership. Mike Hargrove, former manager of the Cleveland Indians, will be making an appearance from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children also will be able to meet Slider, the Cleveland Indians’ mascot, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Orbit, the Akron Aeros’ mascot, from 1 to 2 p.m.; and Flash, the Kent State University mascot, from 2 to 4 p.m. “Green Madness Motorama,” a custom-class car, truck and bike show, will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot, 940 Interstate Parkway, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more details, visit www.GreenAutoMile.com.
Divine Tree Health and Vitality Center open
GREEN — The Divine Tree Health and Vitality Center opened June 1 in the Shops of Green at 3700 Massillon Road in Suite 110.
Owner Marie Hoiles described the new business as a health and wellness center, offering a variety of health and beauty products and services.
Divine Tree Health and Vitality sells vitamin and mineral supplements; sports nutrition supplements; health and beauty products; organic cotton shirts, socks and robes; aromatherapy items; bath salts; homeopathic products; candles; nebulizers; salt lamps; and other items.
Vitamins, minerals, probiotics, and health and beauty products for children are also available at the business.
In addition, the business sponsors free health related lectures and hosts Zumba classes.
The next lectures are slated for Aug. 8 at 6 p.m. and Aug. 10 at 10 a.m.
The first session, to be presented by Regina Obney, a licensed professional clinical counselor and Christian health and wellness coach, will be on “Rx Vitality: Achieving and Maintaining Balance in Life.”
The second session is “One Woman’s Healing Journey,” presented by Deborah Lee Palmer, an educator/trainer who will speak about fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue and chemical sensitivities.
The Zumba classes are offered Saturdays from 10 to 11 a.m. for $5, payable at the door.
In addition, Peggi DiNicola, a massotherapist, offers a variety of massages at Divine Tree. On Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., she will also offer chair massages for a nominal charge.
Anyone interested in attending a lecture or a Zumba class, or to book a massage session should call 330-899-1245 to register.
Hoiles also said she is planning to start a nonprofit organization, Ada’s Voice, or a center for blind children designed to focus on increasing awareness of childhood blindness and to help parents of blind children find the resources they need.
Summer hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
— Ariel Hakim and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.
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