Tuesday, November 27, 2012
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Keeping up with everything going on in the Falls isn’t easy. Fortunately, Cuyahoga Falls Patch is here to help! The first step is signing up for a free Patch account. Just follow this link to get “Patched in!” Once you do, you'll be able to do more than just read Patch—you can start commenting, taking polls and adding your own news and events to the site. You can also sign up for our free daily newsletter and breaking news alerts to keep up with local happenings with ease. The Cuyahoga Falls Patch newsletter features the top headlines on the site, blog posts, events, announcements and even deals from local retailers. If you want to submit news to the site so it has a chance to make in the newsletter, you can do that too! After you've …
Saturday, August 18, 2012
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Are you or your student headed off to college this fall? Beat being homesick by staying in touch with what's happening back at home in Cuyahoga Falls. There are several ways to take Patch with you, and it won't take up much space when you're packing: Enjoy going to college ... and don't forget those rolls of quarters for laundry and multiple packs of Ramen.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
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Let's begin. Cuyahoga Falls Patch is one of the more than 850 community sites in 22 states that are owned by AOL, including many in Northeast Ohio. Our community-specific news, information and engagement platform is driven by passionate and experienced new media professionals. Patch is revolutionizing the way neighbors connect with each other, their communities and the national conversation. What can you do on Patch? By the way, you don't have to be a professional writer to blog for us. We want engaged people from our communities to share what's happening in their lives, our communities and our world. If you want to contribute a Local Voices blog, just click "Start a blog" on the home page. It's just as easy to post announcements (wedding…
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Come celebrate with us as we mark our first birthday. Did we mention free coffee?
Northeast Ohio's Patch web sites are 1 year old! Yep, it was the closing weeks of 2010 when all of our 17 community-based news, opinion and information web sites got up and running. We’re excited to be marking this very important milestone, and we’d like to invite the community to share in our celebration. We’ve partnered with Root Cafe, 852 W Bath Road, to bring you a special treat: a free cup of coffee for the first 100 people to stop in from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 27. There’s other treats in store too: Everyone will have a chance to win Patch prizes. One lucky friend will win a giveaway to one of our favorite shops in town. Don't come empty-handed. We've partnered with Good Neighbors, non-profit organization. Bring …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Cuyahoga Falls Patch invites readers to suggest the biggest stories of the year.
Cuyahoga Falls has had its fair share of news this past year. A busy month for the city was May, complete with a methamphetamine lab raided by police. The same month, a big storm, funnel clouds and all, hit the area, causing plenty of down trees and other wreckage. Don't forget Senate Bill 5 protests, which resonated elsewhere, not just Cuyahoga Falls. The topic of Issue 2 also spread far and wide. So, what do you think the biggest Cuyahoga Falls story was for 2011? Share your thoughts and story suggestions in the comment section below. Cuyahoga Falls Patch will compile suggestions into a poll for readers to pick the biggest story of 2011.
Monday, October 17, 2011
A Munroe Falls couple has gone the extra mile for a feral cat and her kittens, building them their own addition in their home.
A plan that began with simply feeding a feral cat so that she could one day be spayed ended in a couple taking in a whole family of kittens and building them their own skyscraping playground. Richard Wiggins and his wife Carolyn Radcliff knew that the calico stray had had kittens, but they weren't sure where they were. After ten days of feedings, the mama cat they had named Olive decided she trusted them enough to bring her kittens to them. At first, the kittens wanted nothing to do with Richard or Carolyn, and Olive was deemed "semi-feral." But the couple persevered, hoping to find homes for the kittens after they were weaned off their mother and she was spayed. Olive was successfully trapped and dropped off at One of a Kind Pets to be …
Monday, October 10, 2011
It's heartbreaking when any pet is relinquished to a shelter or abandoned. It's even more heartbreaking when it's a senior pet.
A few years ago, I saw celebrity Anna Faris giving an interview in her home. Anna has starred in movies like The House Bunny and the new movie, What's Your Number? In the interview, she picked up her cat, a beautiful white Persian who was also a movie star. She had starred in Stuart Little, and was named Mrs. White after the story's original author. I remember at the time wanting to reach out to Faris because she mentioned in the interview that Mrs. White had a little trouble "remembering" where the litter box was and suffered from diarrhea. I also had a Persian at the time, and he also suffered from smelly troubles of the behind, sometimes of a lovely green hue. Persians are notorious for suffering from IBD, inflammatory bowel disease. In…
Monday, October 3, 2011
Want to help pets but can't find the time to volunteer at a shelter? Becoming a foster parent is a rewarding experience full of love and wet kisses.
Last week's column discussed the pros of adopting fostered pets. Today we'll look at what it's like to be a foster parent. I interviewed Cuyahoga Falls resident Anne Caston, who has been fostering dogs for Rose's Rescue for four years. Rose's Rescue is based in Rootstown, but doesn't really have a shelter; they mainly care for pets in foster homes. One of those foster homes is actually Camp Bow Wow in Cuyahoga Falls. The doggy day care houses dogs for Rose's Rescue as well as another rescue, Paws & Prayers of Akron. People interested in adopting a well-socialized dog can visit Camp Bow Wow any time to take a meet their fostered dogs. Rescues that rely on foster homes, like Rose's and Paws & Prayers, pull a lot of dogs from death row at …
Monday, September 26, 2011
Looking to adopt soon? Your perfect match might not be in a cage.
While cages are lined with homeless dogs and cats at places like Pawsibilities Humane Society of Greater Akron and Summit County Animal Control, there are hundreds of other local pets waiting for homes who are actually already in homes. These pets are being fostered temporarily until their perfect family finds them. You just have to start looking! Many people prefer to adopt from the pound only, for good reason. Those animals are on death row. Animal control picks up stray animals accepts surrenders, and needs to have a quick turnover. Those who don't find homes quickly, are euthanized to make way for the new dogs and cats coming in every single day. Adopting from a no time limit shelter, like Pawsibilities, is also a great option. It …