March '10

Once upon a time…

The 1926 Historic Ridgewood home of Russ Hensch seems as if it came straight off the pages of a fairy tale. A welcoming pergola greets you at the foot of a winding sidewalk leading up to the home. Couple that with elaborate landscape design and the home’s rich, warm colors, and one can imagine Hansel and Gretel skipping up to the classic Tudor door.

Nothing small about it | On the Bookshelf

Want to start your own business? You have to have a plan. And financing. Along the way you’ll need discipline, strategies, marketing ideas, an understanding of efficient business technologies and encouragement that you can succeed. It helps to have a mentor. The authors of these books can help.

Custom-made advice | On the Bookshelf

Sometimes it takes an expert to bring that dream home out of your imagination. You know what you want ... but can you create it? Whether you wish to remodel or merely make minor changes to your landscaping and decor, here is advice from designers who can help you customize your living space to your life.

Seven things to know before choosing a contractor

You’ve probably heard horror stories of home projects left unfinished by a contractor who turns out not to be able to do the work he promised, or who leaves town and leaves you with a mess. If you’re planning on hiring a contractor, here are seven things you need to know to make sure your project goes as planned.

AHEAD Foundation | Nonprofit Spotlight

Helping children get ahead is what the AHEAD Foundation is all about. AHEAD is a private, nonprofit organization created to serve children and their families in Massillon by helping to remove barriers to learning.