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This undated photo courtesy of HGTV.com shows a porch designed by Brian Patrick Flynn/Decor Demon for HGTV.com. Flynn used colorful indoor/outdoor area rugs to introduce color and pattern and delineate space on porches and decks. Simple touches like a vase filled with a fresh cutting from your garden shown here can bring a party atmosphere to your deck or patio in minutes. And keeping chilled drinks on hand makes it even easier to welcome last-minute guests. (AP Photo/HGTV.COM)
Anyone chilly out there? The weather has certainly been rather hot and somewhat mild lately. We will have to see just how hot the chili is at this year’s 11th annual Chili Challenge at Lock 3. Akron’s finest and firefighters along with others will be once again cooking up versions of chili for ultimate bragging rights. The cost is $10, and they begin serving up the samples at 11 a.m. until they scrape the bottom of the pots.