Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Three days of holiday events and Christmas specials.
Avon’s Candlelite Walk, a perennial favorite holiday tradition, is scheduled for Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 this year. The event, sponsored by the French Creek Merchants and the French Creek Development Associations, draws visitors from all over Northeast Ohio as well as locally. Starting at noon on Friday, Nov. French Creek merchants and restaurants will offer “Candy Cane” specials, valuable prize drawings and tasty treats for holiday shoppers. Shops will be adorned in their holiday best showcasing thousands of ornaments and gift ideas. Friday at dusk, stroll the candlelit sidewalks of Avon’s French Creek District, starting with the second annual “Winter Wine Walk” from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m, where participants are invited to taste an array of wines and …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong gives advice to small business owners via Patch Partners
There are literally hundreds of small businesses in Avon and Avon Lake. Some of them may be places you and your family frequent, businesses that have been here for as long as you can remember. And some may be your go-to places instead of national chains. AOL Chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong may stand behind a global brand, but he believes in the power of small businesses. In his recent interview with Patch Partners, a website connecting business owners to Patch in local communities, he offered his insight into what can set a small business above the rest of the competition. Small businesses can hold a lot of power if they are intuitive with their customer base, Armstrong said. “Small businesses can be nimble and can have intimate …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Jewelry, unique photos and baked goods are available at other nearby craft shows.
If you’re looking for some unique gifts this holiday season, Northeast Ohio’s craft shows and holiday bazaars are a great place to start. Here are some upcoming events with information from nearby Patch sites: The Plain Dealer has a full list of craft shows for this weekend and beyond on its website. Are you hosting or attending a craft show before the holidays? Add it to our free event calendar.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Local craft beer aficionados share their holiday favorites to help you expand your beer palate. And you can get them close to home.
Rozi's Wine & Liquor House Inc. 14900 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 216-221-1119 Rozi's Manager Bill Barak gave us the rundown between the two general classifications of Christmas-time beers, Christmas or spiced and winter warmers. “Winter warmers are scotch ales or strong ales. Basically they are heavier more malty. They warm your belly. They are thick and thus take longer to get through. “Then you have your Christmas beers which are spice beers. The actual classification is spice or vegetable beers is the broad style.” In his opinion Ohio is the leader of the spice beers as far as Christmas ales go. There really aren't other areas that produce it or produce it as well as we do, he said. Winter warmer craft beer selection: Breckenridge Christmas…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Too busy to cook or have you burned the turkey? Patch to the rescue. Check out this list of restaurants and grocery stores that will take care of your Thanksgiving Feast.
There's no rule that says you have to cook on Thanksgiving and while eating out eliminates the need to clean up, you could enjoy the comfort of home without the work by ordering Thanksgiving to go. Many of these places need you to order in advance. (*some places require advance ordering) BUBBA'S Q 820 Center Road Avon 440-937-7859 Features Bubba's Q smoked turkeys and brown glazed hams. Contact catering for further details. Carriage House Bakery & Market 36741 Detroit Road Avon Features takeout holiday side dishes, desserts and other bread based bakery for Thanksgiving. Giant Eagle 31990 Walker Rd. Avon Lake 440-933-5078 Features pre-made traditional Thanksgiving meal, turkey, side dishes and dessert. Order by November 18, 2012 Heinen's …
Eating out on Thanksgiving spares you the massive clean up, but some restaurants may require reservations in advance.
There's no rule that says you have to cook on Thanksgiving and while you could order the dinner to go, eating out eliminates the cleaning up part of the holiday. Taste Restaurant and Lounge 2317 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118 216-932-3170 Features dine-in or carry-out Traditional Thanksgiving meal, Turkey, side dishes and dessert as well as holiday specials. Boston Market 14833 Detroit Ave. Lakewood 216-228-1236 Boston Market offers several options for your Thanksgiving meal. You can dine-in, order pre-made heat & serve meals, or order a catered dinner for pick-up or delivery. Their website details the combinations that serve large holiday feasts, or smaller meals. All restaurants open Thanksgiving Day. Pier W 12700 Lake Ave. …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
These Avon Lake businesses are open this weekend.
Avon-Avon Lake Patch supports our businesses, big and small. If you’re heading out Black Friday, Nov. 23, or Small Business Saturday, Nov. 24 to pick up items for the holiday season, keep our local businesses in mind. There's plenty of sales going on this weekend. We're starting a list of places that are offering bargains. If you know of a place, add it to comments and we'll also toss it in the article. Happy local shopping!