Maureen Ater gives her local picks

If you were to look up the word “happy” in the dictionary, there’s a fair chance you could spot Maureen Ater’s photo. The vice president of marketing and fund development at Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland is an outgoing and energetic mom of three daughters and a hometown girl who grew up on the same street as her husband, Patrick, an educator at Canton Country Day School.

Twice as nice

Break out the brights this summer without breaking the bank. Take the “green” approach—as I did—and buy secondhand clothing. With a couple stops and a price of less than $45, you can find an ensemble just as cute as the one seen here. Who said you can’t find a chic outfit at secondhand stores?

yStark! Wear & Share

Ystark! recycled its own thought and did it again, with more than 10 dozen fashionistas at the Joseph Saxton Gallery of Photography. Wear & Share, an upcycle fashion show, challenged 11 local designers to convert their Goodwill treasures into runway fashions. The evening included shopping, a fashion show, competition, the Goodwill Challenge and charitable fun. The event is hosted by ystark! and Goodwill Industries of Greater Cleveland and East Central Ohio. This sustainable event was sponsored by B.Zimmerman Law.