Michael Boyd has been a picker since he was a kid.
He was collecting other people’s junk in his wagon when he was 7 or 8, according to his wife, Ginger. By the time he was 12, he was refinishing furniture for customers.
The Boyds have made a business out of that passion, and it’s growing. In just a year, their Reincarnation America shop in Brimfield Township has expanded to the point that they’ve had to move to a new building with double the space.
This weekend, the shop moves from its original location on South Prospect Street to the former Krieger’s Fresh Market at 1304 Tallmadge Road.
Reincarnation America specializes in reclaimed pieces, each with a birth certificate specifying the date it was reborn, what was used in the piece and where the parts came from, Ginger Boyd said. The shop also sells items for others to repurpose and offers workshops on painting techniques.
The business is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, visit its website at www.reincarnationamerica.com or its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/reincarnationamerica, or call 330-774-7235.
The second Mutton Hill Quilt Show will kick off with A Salute to Ohio Craft, a preview party Oct. 21 at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron.
The event will include a reception at 6 p.m., a quilt auction and an opportunity to view the show. Some of the show’s 25 vendors will be open for business.
Admission is $75. Patron tickets are $125 and $250. Reservation deadline is Oct. 17.
The Mutton Hill Quilt Show will be open to the general public Oct. 22 and 23 at the Knight Center, 77 E. Mill St.
Details on both the show and the preview party are at http://muttonhillquilts.org.
Jackson Township builder Charis Homes has been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy for a highly energy-efficient home it built in Richfield Township.
Charis received a 2016 Housing Innovation Award in the category of custom homes built specifically for buyers. The award was one of 39 presented and Charis was the only honoree from Ohio.
The award was presented this week at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance’s Excellence in Building Conference in Dallas.
• Autumn Discovery Day, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Secrest Arboretum, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Sale of trees and shrubs, including unusual specimens. Plant list at http://secrest.osu.edu.
• Quilt show, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Faith Baptist Church, 9890 State Route 43, Streetsboro. Judged show of more than 200 quilts, plus quilt-supply vendors, sales of handcrafted goods and raffles of a quilt and gift baskets. Sponsored by the Streetsboro Quilt Guild. $5. www.?streetsboroquiltguild.com.
• Pop-Up Crafty Mart, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Trailhead Eventspace at Cascade Lofts, 21 W. North St., Akron. Handmade items, food, beer. www.craftymart.org.
• Stitchery Showcase entry days, 2-4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Manor House Auditorium, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Hand stitchers and quilters may enter creations in the 2016 Stitchery Showcase, to be held Thursday through Oct. 9 during Stan Hywet’s Ohio Mart. Details and entry form at http://stan?hywetneedleworkguild.org, or call 330-347-3617.
• Yarn Crafters meetings, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Granger Township, Medina County (330-278-4271 or 330-239-2674), and 6-8 p.m. Monday and Thursday, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway (330-725-0588). Knitting and crocheting group.
• Fleas N Tiques vintage sale, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Oct. 8-9, Hale Farm & Village, 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath Township. Sale of antiques, vintage household items and collectibles from the 1800s to the mid-20th century, gathered or donated by Citizens of Hale auxiliary group. Sale is part of Hale Farm’s Harvest Festival ($10, $5 for children 3-12, free for younger children and Western Reserve Historical Society members). www.halefarm.org.
• Quail Hollow Herb Society meeting, 2 p.m. Sunday, Quail Hollow State Park manor house, 13480 Congress Lake Ave., Lake Township near Hartville. Program: demonstration of herbal holiday recipes by master gardener Keith Barton. 330-325-3028.
• Hinckley Arts & Crafts meeting, 11 a.m. Monday, Hinckley Town Hall, 1410 Ridge Road. Program: yo-yo bracelet making. $2. Bring fancy buttons if you have them. Reservations: 330-278-3633.
• American Sewing Guild Fairlawn group meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 1640 Akron-Peninsula Road, Building 1, Cuyahoga Falls. 330-867-2583 or email@example.com.
• Pennies From Heaven: Treasuring Every Drop of Water, Free and No So Free, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Boyd Esler Community/Senior Center, 2459 Canfield Road, Springfield Township. Garden talk by master gardener volunteer Sarah Vradenburg. Free. 330-733-2556.
• Knit for the Needy, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, John Torok Senior/Community Center, 4224 Massillon Road, Green. Knit or crochet items to be donated to Green Good Neighbors. Bring a dish to share. 330-896-6621.
• Barn quilt talk, 6 p.m. Thursday, Wedgewood United Methodist Church, 2350 Wedgewood Drive, Akron. Talk by Suzi Parron, author Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement and Following the Barn Quilt Trail. $5 (free for Cascade Quilt Guild members). www.cascadequiltguild.com/events.
• Small Footprint: Personal Care, 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Visitors Center, F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm, 1828 Smith Road, Akron. Learn how to make personal-care products that are safe for you and the planet. Bring recipes to share and a notebook. Free. 330-865-8065.
• De-Clutter & Get Organized Workshop, 7 p.m. Thursday, Goodwill, 570 E. Waterloo Road, Akron. Presentation by professional organizer Lynne Poulton. Free. Registration: http://tinyurl.com/goodwill?organizing.
• Ohio Mart, Thursday to Oct. 9, Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, 714 N. Portage Path, Akron. Art and craft vendors, children’s activities, food, Stitchery Showcase needlework exhibit. Inspiration in Bloom floral display (Manor House tour ticket required). Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9. Tickets: Ohio Mart and grounds only, $10 for adults and $4 for youth 6-17; Ohio Mart, grounds and Manor House, $16 for adults and $5 for youth. Children 5 and younger admitted free. Tickets available at the gate or at www.stanhywet.org. On-site parking $5; free off-site parking with shuttle at Todaro’s Party Center, 1820 Akron-Peninsula Road, Cuyahoga Falls. 330-836-5533.
• First Friday Coffee Chat, 10-11:30 a.m. Friday, OSU Extension Office, 120 W. Washington St., Medina. Master gardener volunteers will talk about soil pH and how to prepare your garden for winter. $5. Advance registration requested, but walk-ins are welcome. Details and link to mail-in registration form at http://medina.osu.edu/events. Information: 330-725-4911.
• Guided Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m. Oct. 8, starting at Secrest Arboretum’s Seaman Orientation Plaza, Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster Township. Members of the Greater Mohican Audubon Society will guide birders of all skill levels. Parking and admission free. http://secrest.osu.edu or 330-263-3761.
• Craft show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8, Tallmadge Lutheran Church, 759 East Ave. Free admission. First 200 visitors get a recyclable shopping bag. Lunch available for purchase.
• Olde Stark Antique Faire, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 9, Stark County Fairgrounds Exhibition Building, 305 Wertz Ave. NW, Canton. Indoor show with more than 100 dealers and collectors. $5 per day or $7 for both days; children 12 and younger, free. Early bird admission at 7 a.m. Saturday, $7. Free parking. 330-794-9100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• A Day in the Country handmade and vintage market, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 8 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 9, Portage County Randolph Fairgrounds, 4215 Fairground Road, Randolph Township. Nearly 50 vendors, food trucks, local produce, music, demonstrations and make-and-takes. Columnist and former TV personality Robin Swoboda will speak at 12:30 p.m. Sunday on The Importance of Happiness. Market admission $5 at the gate. Weekend pass with early admission both days, $20 at http://adayinthecountryohio.blogspot.com. Part of proceeds benefits pancreatic cancer research.
• Fall Barn Sale, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 8, 9, 15 and 16, Portage Trail Barn, 151 Portage Trail Extension W (just west of State Road), Cuyahoga Falls. Handmade and repurposed items for the family, home and autumn season. www.PortageTrail?Barn.com.
• Designer ShowHouse 2016, through Oct. 9, 929 W. Market St., Akron. Tours are offered of house made over by interior designers and specialty vendors. Event raises money for projects supported by the Junior League of Akron. Tickets $25 at the door or at Acme Fresh Markets in Summit County. This week’s hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday, Thursday and Friday. www.JuniorLeagueAkron.org or 330-836-4905.
• Ceramic serving platter classes, 1-3:30 p.m. Oct. 9, 16 or 23, Zeber-Martell Clay Studio, 43 Furnace St., Akron. Hand-build a fall platter on Oct. 9 or a holiday platter on Oct. 16 or 23. $85. Registration: 330-253-3808 or http://zeber-martell.com/classes.
• Improving Your Woodland, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Ohio State University Mansfield Campus, 100 Ovalwood Hall, 1760 University Drive. Learn what you can do to ensure a healthy and productive woodland and how to evaluate it for maple production. $35, including lunch. Registration: http://woodlandstewards.osu.edu. Deadline is Friday. Information: 614-688-3421.
• Pumpkin Pandemonium, through Oct. 30, Heritage Farms, 6050 Riverview Road, Peninsula. Sales of pumpkins, gourds, straw bales, cornstalks and other harvest decorating items, plus family activities and sales of crafts, antiques and repurposed and vintage items in the Harvest Barn. Hours: 2-6 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays (pumpkin sales only); 2-6 p.m. Fridays (pumpkin sales, harvest maze and scavenger hunt); 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays (product sales and Pumpkin Pandemonium activities). Admission fees: harvest maze and scavenger hunt, $4; Pumpkin Pandemonium activities, $7; hayride, $3. http://heritagefarms.com.
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