Mary Falconer-Williams, advertising writer

Welcome new neighbors!

We want to roll out the welcome wagon and offer a hearty greeting to the nearly 3,000 new readers of the Akron Beacon Journal. Truly, if my oven were big enough, I would make each of you a muffin basket. For those who may have missed the announcement, the Akron Beacon Journal recently expanded home delivery to include the communities of Brecksville, Broadview Heights, Brunswick, North Royalton and Strongsville.

The Beacon Journal has always been committed to delivering the news, seven days a week to subscribers in Summit and surrounding counties. Adding more communities in Cuyahoga county has expanded our reach and provided the excellent journalism and service to our new subscribers who want home delivery every day, stated Jim DeLuca, vice president for circulation.

New and existing readers regularly enjoy many benefits of home delievery, including:

American Profile, each Monday

Your Health, the first Tuesday of each month

Food, each Wednesday

Relish Magazine the first Wednesday of each month

Enjoy, Drivers Seat, Ready, Set, Play (during the school year), each Thursday

Project Home, each Friday

Home including HomeHunter, each Saturday

Spry Magazine the second Saturday of each month

Channels TV magazine, Life, USA Weekend and all the money saving coupons and advertising inserts each Sunday!

Additional benefits of being a home delivery subscriber include free High Five ads* (four lines to sell your item valued at $400 or less), 20% savings on auto private party ads in classified, 20% savings on Celebrations ads and 20% savings on gift subscriptions.

If you are interested in subscribing, call 1-800-777-2442.

Bonus Saturday and 3-day weekend

Welcome to another bonus Saturday! In 2013, August is one of those strange months with five Saturdays (well have another one in November). It is like having an extra summer Saturday to enjoy spending time with friends and family. Even better, it comes right before a holiday Monday!

Labor Day is celebrating 119 years as a national holiday. What began as a day to celebrate the workers of the nation has slowly become a day to squeeze out the last drops of summer.

Just in time for the last barbecue of the season, here are a few safety tips to remember when grilling out:

Outdoor Use

Grills are developed for use outdoors. Unless your grills manual specifically states that it is safe for indoor/outdoor use, err on the side of caution and keep it outside.

Ventilation

While smoke is great for flavor, it can be harmful if not properly dissipated. Be sure to keep your grill in an area that will allow for ventilation. Also, be aware of the space above your grill and avoid areas with dry leaves or brush.

Grills are Hot

Practice caution when moving around a grill, whether it is charcoal or gas. Make sure that it is sitting in a stabile location and all legs or wheels are touching the ground.

Utensils

Using long handled utensils will help to reduce burns from direct contact and from splattering. Grilling utensils such as tongs, forks and spatulas are available at many area stores.

Practicing safe grilling will help make your Labor Day weekend barbecue more enjoyable. If you are looking for great summer recipes visit food writer, Lisa Abrahams page at https://ohio.com/lifestyle/abraham.

Do you have additional safety tips? Send me an email at homehunter@thebeaconjournal.com or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homesohiocom.

*One ad per day per subscriber. Excludes rentals, pets and garage sale ads.