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7/10/2014 - South Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Hartville presenting Second Saturday events

HARTVILLE — Hartville presented its first Second Saturday event June 14.

According to event officials, Second Saturday is an event created by area shop and building owners, the Lake Township Historical Society, Lake Township Chamber of Commerce and Hartville Village officials to celebrate the downtown district.

“Our June Second Saturday Sidewalk Sale was a huge success,” said Megan Wise, co-owner of Best Bib and Tucker with Barb Wise, and a member of the Second Saturday Planning Committee. “It brought nearly 1,000 visitors to downtown, 90-plus vendors and provided a way to fund some of our summer event budget.”

The next Second Saturday event will take place July 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with the theme Get Healthy Hartville Day. The event will present a day to nourish a healthy lifestyle and celebrate all things health, sports and wellness, according to event organizers.

Local trainers, medical offices and sports centers will provide free fitness classes, health chats, health screenings and demonstrations. Healthy food options, including selections from Ermanno’s Legendary Pizza, Brimfield Bread Oven and Celebration Worship Center, will be available for lunch, and Brenckle Farm will have an afternoon produce stand, according to event officials.

In addition, visitors who complete activities and tastings on the event’s Try It Circuit Map can enter to win prizes.

Another Second Saturday event, an Art and Music Fest, will take place Aug. 9. The event will present art exhibits, dance classes, demonstrations, crafter booths, a craft zone for children, face painting, sidewalk chalk art, a photo booth, bands, musicians, food trucks and more. Vendors selling handcrafted items may register for a $15 booth space. Local artists who would like to perform or exhibit their work can contact Wise at 330-877-3308 or info@shopbestbibandtucker.com.

The Hartville Heritage Day and Car Show is planned for Sept. 13, with guided walking history tours and displays, a car show, the Hartville Lion’s Club Chicken Barbeque, storytelling, classic games, antiques and more.

“The goal of these events is to reacquaint the community with the district and give them an opportunity to explore the independent shops and offices that have filled the area,” said Wise. “Historic Downtown Hartville is poised for growth. We hope these events serve as a catalyst to bring more shops and shoppers to our neighborhood.”

For more information, visit www.discoverhartville.com/secondsaturday.


West Side Bakery one of 50 best in America

A West Side Bakery wedding cake creation is shown above.
Photo courtesy  of The West Side Bakery
AKRON/GREEN — The West Side Bakery, 2303 W. Market St. in West Akron and 1840 Town Park Blvd. in Green, has been named one of the top 50 wedding cake bakeries in the nation.

According to The Daily Meal (www.thedailymeal.com), The West Side Bakery was chosen as the best wedding cake bakery in Ohio. 

“One look at The West Side Bakery’s wedding cake gallery, and you’ll be wondering how cakes that beautiful could ever be real,” according to the site. “Though capable of creating unique and contemporary confections, their artistry really lies in their elegant, classic cakes. Since 1995, this bakery has earned several accolades on the local and national level. Chocolate cake lovers should pay extra attention to this bakery, as they happen to be the proud winners of Akron’s Best Bakery, Best Dessert, and Best Chocolate Cake honors!”

To view the slideshow, visit www.thedailymeal.com/50-best-wedding-cake-bakeries-america.

According to the site, the list was determined via the Internet, looking “for highly rated bakeries with long lists of satisfied clientele, taking the top contenders from each state into a final list for consideration.” After narrowing down the bakeries, site officials scrutinized variety and creativity, social media interaction, and overall quality and value.

West Side Bakery President and owner Barbara Talevich said, “We were so excited to see that we were chosen as the best wedding cake bakery in Ohio. We have always considered our chefs and cake designers to be some of the best in the industry and are so honored and grateful that they have been recognized for their outstanding abilities and talents.”  

For details, visit www.thewestsidebakery.com or call 330-836-4101 or 330-899-9968.


Build A Body to offer Jazzercise classes

GREEN — New Jazzercise dance-fitness classes will be offered beginning Aug. 2 at Build A Body Personal Training, 3339 Miller Park Road.

The classes, led by Jazzercise instructor Lana Carrino, will begin Aug. 2 and take place: Wednesdays at 5:30 and 6:45 p.m., Thursdays at 5:30 p.m., Fridays (Express) at 5:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8 and 9:15 a.m. and Sundays at 8 and 9:15 a.m.

Carrino said a 60-minute Jazzercise class includes a warm up, high-energy aerobic routines, muscle toning and a cool-down stretch segment. Jazzercise combines elements of dance, resistance training, Pilates, yoga, kickboxing and more to create programs for people of every age and fitness level. Alternative formats include Strike, Core, Fusion, Strength60, Lite and Lo.

The cost is $50 per month, along with a $50 joining fee for three months; $45 per month along with a $45 joining fee for six months; and $40 per month along with a $40 joining fee for 12 months.

Facility officials said they also are considering adding weekday morning classes in the fall.

“I’m excited about the growth of Jazzercise locally,” said Carrino. “Jazzercise offers a unique blend of fitness and jazz dance that our customers have discovered is a lot of fun. The new classes will just make it easier for participants to enjoy a workout where and when it’s convenient for them.”

For more information, contact Carrino at 330-603-6729 or via email at jazzofgreen@gmail.com.


Stephanie Kist and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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