Six area artisans have been selected for inclusion in Early American Life magazine’s 2014 Directory of Traditional American Crafts.
The directory honors practitioners of traditional crafts, who are chosen by a panel of experts. The local honorees are:
• Carl and Marcia Giordano of Carl Giordano-Tinsmith in Wadsworth, metals.
• Barbara Bunsey of Calico Goose in Macedonia, ornamental painting.
• Marilyn Willmore of Worked in Wool in North Canton, textiles.
• Laurel Dabbs of Laurel Dabbs Decoys in Westfield Center, woodcarving/working.
• Ron Fedor of Ron Fedor Masonry Inc. in Mantua, miscellaneous.
The directory appears in the magazine’s August issue.
Adventures in moving
Author Diane Laney Fitzpatrick has managed to find something funny in each of her family’s multiple cross-country moves. The humorist and former North Canton resident will share tales of her travails when she speaks at the Akron Roundtable’s monthly luncheon meeting at noon July 17 at Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway.
Her topic will be The Journey of a Thousand Miles . . . Is for Amateurs.
Fitzpatrick is the author of Home Sweet Homes: How Bundt Cakes, Bubble Wrap, and My Accent Helped Me Survive Nine Moves. She will be signing and selling copies of her book at the lunch.
Tickets are $20. They can be ordered at www.akronroundtable.org.
Part of the proceeds from Fitzpatrick’s book sales that day and her sales on Amazon.com from July 17 to 20 will be donated to the Akron Symphony’s Concerts for Kids programs. Fitzpatrick volunteered with the symphony’s children’s programs when she lived in this area.
Plant brand Proven Winners will award $15,000 in college scholarships to students in horticultural science and related fields.
Applicants must be enrolled in a four-year university and be at least a sophomore during the 2014-15 academic year. Master’s and doctoral students are eligible.
Details are at www.provenwinners.com/15000scholarship. Application deadline is July 15.
• Antique and architectural salvage garage sale, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Patrick House, 233 Fair Ave. NW, New Philadelphia. Sale of donated, pre-1950 house parts and antiques. Sponsored by the Heritage Home Association of Tuscarawas County. http://tuschha.org.
• Midland Hosta Society hosta show, today Canton Garden Center, 1615 Stadium Park Drive NW. Accredited American Hosta Society show. Theme: A Gallery of Hostas & A Celebration of Design. Anyone may enter and exhibit up to 15 leaves. Exhibits accepted 8-10:15 a.m. Judged exhibits open for public viewing at 1 p.m. Vendors open 12:30-3 p.m.
• Fiber CAFE (Center for Alternative Fiber Experience), 10 a.m. to noon today, Peninsula Art Academy, 1600 W. Mill St. Share a project or technique or get advice. 330-657-2248.
• Twinsburg Garden Club Garden Tour, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, starting at the Stone House adjacent to Liberty Park, 9207 Liberty Road. Tour of seven gardens. $10. Rain date is Sunday. www.twinsburg-garden-club.com/garden-tour-2014.
• Plastic pot recycling, today and Sunday, Donzell’s Flower & Garden Center, 937 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Drop off plastic flowerpots, trays and inserts. Look for signs in the parking lot. 330-724-0505.
• Antique Lovers Weekend, today and Sunday, Medina. Antique shopping, tours, entertainment. Events include Back to Our Roots Antique Show, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Medina County Fairgrounds, 702 W. Smith Road, $5; Medina Square Antique Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Medina Public Square, free; and Medina Flea Market, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Medina County Community Center, 735 Lafayette Road, $3. Complete event schedule at www.mainstreetmedina.com.
• Ask a Master Gardener, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Hudson Farmers Market, Village Green, state routes 91 and 303, and 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Countryside Weeknight Farmers Market, Conger Avenue and West Market Street in Akron’s Highland Square. Summit County master gardener volunteers will be available to answer questions.
• Knitting and Crocheting Circle meetings, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and next Saturday, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Granger Township, Medina County (330-278-4271 or 330-239-2674), and 6 p.m. Thursday, Seville Library, 45 N. Center St. (330-769-2852).
• Billy Jacobs appearance, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Starlight Antiques, 66 W. Jackson St., Millersburg. Folk artist Jacobs will sign his canvas prints. www.starlightantiques.com.
• Caring for Your Collections Workshop II, 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Shaker Historical Society & Museum, 16740 South Park Blvd., Shaker Heights. Textile conservation workshop. Members $5, others $10. Class size limited. Registration: 216-921-1201. Information: www.shakerhistoricalsociety.org.
• Warm Up Akron meeting, 2 p.m. Thursday, Danbury of North Canton, 181 Applegrove St. NE. Members knit or crochet squares that are used to make afghans for needy people in the Akron area. Information: 330-699-3252 or http://warmupakron.webs.com.
• Nature Connects, through Aug. 24, Cleveland Botanical Garden, 11030 East Blvd. Family-oriented event includes 14 giant Lego sculptures and nature-related activities. Ask the Gardener, noon to 4 p.m. today. Mud Day Celebration, today and Sunday. Garden hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. Open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July Fourth. Closed Mondays. $11; children 3 to 12, $6; members and younger children, free. www.cbgarden.org or 216-721-1600, ext. 100.
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