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Womans Happy Hour Evening, May 17th, 4-7pm

by Sherrie Toth

WE ARE NOW FULL - You may sign up for back up. You will only be contacted if you will be filling in for someone that could not attend. 

 

Catch Of The Month (April) - Indulgence Cafe

by Sherrie Toth

As  a young girl, Patricia George was taught to bake. Although she spent many years as a server, she would bake for friends and family on the side.  But owning her own business was always a strong desire.

 

With some faith and prayer, she and her husband Daniel found an empty spot-- the perfect place to put their dreams into action.  “We knew this was the place,” Patricia said. And what the community knows as Indulgence Cafe was born.

 

“Indulgence Cafe is a place for people to be happy, to be together, and to enjoy all the good things we have to offer. Whatever I feel like baking for the day, that’s what I do,” Said Patricia.  “I don’t have the same routine; it’s always changing.”

 

We have stopped in several times and let me tell you, they certainly do have a lot to offer. I personally tried the peach muffin. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. It had the look of a muffin but it had the texture of the best and most moist cake you have ever had! The outside was crystallized sweet goodness! Whatever your desire is, you’ll likely be more than fulfilled. Indulgence serves anything from a simple cupcake to gorgeous cinnamon rolls.  You can also enjoy a scoop or two of the amazing and local Velvet Ice Cream, a cold beverage like a frappe or a traditional cup of fresh coffee. My favorite is the Mocha Latte with just a touch of mocha. Yes, they serve it up your way!

Currently, Indulgence is looking to get local artists to display their artwork and greeting cards.  Comfy seating is also on the list! If you’re looking for something to do on a Saturday, the cafe also hosts open mic nights where customers can listen to the sounds of the locals while sipping on coffee or enjoying whatever Patricia has baked for the day. For more details about events and pictures of their stunningly beautiful offerings, visit their Facebook page here

One of the George’s favorite things about owning their own bakery is seeing the smiles of customers who enjoy their baked goods.  The couple is personable to each guest who comes in. “We love Apple Valley,” they said.  “We couldn’t be happier.” The George’s put their heart into everything. Joe, myself and many others can attest to that!! Stop in and give it a try! You wont be sorry one bit!

You can find Indulgence Cafe in the same plaza we are located in. They are just outside of Apple Valley lake in the white plaza.  

22021 Coshocton Road Suite C Howard, Ohio 43028

 

Catch of the Month (Feb) - Howard Hilton

by Sherrie Toth

 

Howard Hilton

 

If you’re looking for a fun place to relax and enjoy the best burger around on a  pretzel bun, some delicious fries, or a beer, look no further than Joe and Sherrie's February local Catch Of The Month, the Howard Hilton. " The Hilton" is located at 23379 Coshocton Rd. I'm telling you, this little hidden gem will surely exceed your expectations. Its only a mile or so just east of Apple Valley Lake.

Back in 2010, Larry and Chris Wolford received an offer to lease “Hut’s Place” -- an offer they could not pass up.  Up until that point, Larry had always wanted to own a bar/restaurant, so when this opportunity came, he jumped on it. Life took a few twists and turns and what started as a leasing opportunity with partners ended up as a chance to purchase the place outright and with that came the new name the “Howard Hilton.”  As of August 2017, Larry has been the sole owner and he and his wife are enjoying serving up food and drinks to the regulars and those who are just passing through.

 

People can easily find the Howard Hilton, but they find it hard to leave.  And one contributing factor to that is the fact customers find it a comfortable place with a great atmosphere.  The bar is “nothing fancy,” according to the owners but people just love the place, the warm friendly people and the amazing food.  When asked what their secret is, Chris said, “Respect,”  Oh, and awesome burgers!  Speaking of “awesome burgers,” they are always fresh and never frozen.  Pair that with some of their fresh-cut fries and you would have to force us to leave too!  Other popular items on the menu include the Cod, fried bologna served on the famous Pretzel Bun and the “Fish Bowl” drinks.  The owners truly do take pride in their food and drinks.  But food and drinks is not the only thing that sets the Howard Hilton apart.  Customers also have the opportunity to participate in the ever popular “Queen of Hearts” drawing (which reached $173,000 last August) and an annual Spring Golf outing the third Sunday in July.

 

Apart from the amazing menu, Chris and Larry added a T-Bar, High Top Tables, two concrete patios and seven flat screen TVs-- all to ensure the customers “enjoy their time at the Howard Hilton.”  Admittedly, the couple says their favorite service to provide their customers is simply “making sure they are happy.”  

 

Joe and I just personally can’t say enough about this place. The service is always on point and the food always exceeds our expectations. We love to belly up to the bar and enjoy Taco Tuesdays and other evenings that we slip in for some great conversation, perfect service and the BEST burgers in town. Larry and Chris will go out of their way to say hello and check on us as well as their other guests. The staff is talented at what they do, fun and take good care of their patrons.

** Don't forget to seek out Marie and ask her what her tap of the month is or what it's going to be next!

 

Howard Hilton's Facebook page for daily specials HERE

Want to call  in an order for pick up? You can! 740-599-2337

 

If you haven't seen it, check out our January Catch of the month! 

 

** Photos by Tori Toth & Marie Puluso

 

 

Catch Of The Month - Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor

by Sherrie Toth

  Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor

 

 In 2014, Apple Valley residents Jason and Jamie Huffman had a vision-- a vision that they wanted to make a reality.  This vision became Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor-- something the couple said seemed like a need for Apple Valley.  “We wanted to be Apple Valley’s best kept secret, a destination shop for Knox County, and a hometown shop for Howard and Apple Valley.”  

    When asked what makes their shop stand out from other shops that specialize in some of the same services, Jason said, “We throw time out the window.  We step BACK in time.” He goes on to say that, “we are about creating the experience, not just the cut.

  

 The Huffman’s have quite the resume, too. They may be new to the barbershop field, but they are no strangers to managing, owning, and coaching. Between the two of them, they have owned restaurants, a commercial cleaning company, they’ve  managed businesses and Jason currently coaches third and fourth grade girls’ basketball for East Knox.

  

When asked how easy it was running a business with his wife, Jason laughed and said, “easier than running our home!”  Combined, the couple has 10 kids: three each and four adopted-- nine being girls. “But Jamie is great,” said Jason. “ I met her at school. Her passion to be a full service barber is amazing.  People always say we make a great team.”

Their vision isn’t done yet.  The couple has hopes and goals for 2018 and beyond.  “We are hiring in 2018.  We want a second location somewhere in Knox County.  A small spot with several barbers. We would also like to one day see the entire Pier Plaza be really cool with all kinds of great service type  businesses. We are also anxiously awaiting more space in our unit to add more services to our business.”

 

 

We HIGHLY recommend stopping in! Grab a soda, beer or water from the fridge and relax. Prepare to be pampered and get to know the Huffman's and their loyal clients. You are definitely made to feel special here! You wont regret the service or experience! 

 

 

 

Lakeside Barber and Shave Parlor is located at 21735 Plank Rd. in Howard! Behind the new Town Center.

 

Phone: 740-485-3887

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/lakesidebarberandshaveparlor

Email us: jandjlakeside@gmail.com

 

           

 

Activities this Holiday!

by Sherrie Toth

While Apple Valley Lake and all of its summer fun rest for the winter, this time of year makes it possible to enjoy some different activities.  Maybe you can enjoy them with your family or alone, but it certainly will make your season bright-- that is until the sun can take over once again!

As we mentioned in our recent Holiday Blog post, this time of year is synonymous with family and food.  It’s a nice time of conversation and getting back to our roots and enjoying the simple things.  Yes, it’s a season for hustle and bustle, but it’s a different kind of hustle and bustle-- it’s just the holidays!

 

Amid the running around, gift-buying, and preparation to be with family and friends, take some time to consider these activities we’ve compiled for you.  Does your family have an activity you enjoy that we haven’t mentioned? Let us know!

 

A Christmas Story House (Cleveland, Ohio):

The actual house featured in the popular classic movie, “A Christmas Story” has been restored to its original movie appearance and opened its doors to visitors.  For a small price, you can go on a nostalgic journey through sites and scenes from the movie where little Ralphie just wanted nothing more than a Red Ryder Air Rifle but was reminded by everyone, “you’ll shoot your eye out.”  This home is located just a few minutes from downtown Cleveland in the beautiful area of Tremont. Click here for access to tickets, dates, and times.

 

Delaware Fantasy of Lights (Delaware, Ohio)

Take this opportunity to see 132 light displays of over 1 million lights! After your mesmerizing view, come inside and enjoy some hot cocoa, cookies and Santa! Admission starts at $20 per carload. Click here for more details.

 

 

The Dennison Polar Express (Dennison, Ohio):

Just as read in the book and seen in the movie, the Dennison Polar Express takes families on a journey to the North Pole.  As the ride unfolds, so does the story.  Once you arrive at your destination, Santa comes aboard and has a surprise for the kids!  Wear your pajamas!  For availability, reservations and rates, call 740-922-6776 or click here.

 

Ohio Statehouse Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting (Columbus, Ohio December 7th!!)

The beginning of the holiday season is kicked off with the annual holiday Statehouse event. Holiday activities include: carolers, refreshments, historical and modern character guests (including Santa!) and much more. Free and open to the public.  Click here for more information. This particular event is on the 7th of December, but guided tours are available year-round.  Click here for more information.


Take a Drive; Pack the family up in the car.  Take a drive around your neighborhood or one nearby and enjoy all the light displays you see.  You can pop on some festive music and make it a fun tradition.  Make it into a game and vote on the best one.  Send the winning home a Christmas card and tell them they were the winner!  A little kindness for the Holiday season and some free family fun.  

Are you ready to find your Happy Place and Sail Away? Contact us today. We would love to be a part of making that happen for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blessings all year round,

Joe & Sherrie Toth

844-411-LAKE

 

The End Of CABIN FEVER Fundraiser! May 13th

by Sherrie Toth

 

Ohio Boat Shows!

by Sherrie Toth

Some of the major boating and outdoor shows have already come and gone with the majority of them being in early January and February; However, don’t let that discourage you, because along with Apple Valley Lake's upcoming Boat Show, there are still many to look forward to this year!

 

Ohio Boating Summit

 

March 23rd, 2016                                                                         

Nationwide 4-H Center.

2201 Fred Taylor Dr, Columbus, OH 43210

 

Apple Valley Marina 2nd Annual Boat show:

April 2nd and 3rd, 2016 - Come say hi to us!!

2925 Apple Valley Dr.  Howard, OH

(740) 397-4508.

 

Catawba Island Boat Show:

April 29th-May 1st, 2016.

Catawba Island Club 4235 E.Beachclub Rd. Port Clinton, Ohio 43452.

Admission is free!

 

14th Annual Deerassic Classic Giveaway & Outdoor Expo

August 5-6, 2016,

Deerassic Park

14250 Cadiz Rd, Cambridge, OH 43725


Progressive Insurance North American In-Water Boat Show:

August 25-28, 2016

Cedar Point

1 Cedar Point Dr Sandusky, OH 44870



As more shows surface, Toth and Team will be sure to keep you informed.  Do you know about any that we haven’t mentioned?  Leave us a comment and we’ll add it.

 

2016 Home and Garden Shows

by Sherrie Toth

Home and Garden Shows, 2016


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Spring is around the corner and that means we can watch that beautiful Apple Valley Lake fill up and dream of the beauty of Summer.  

 

One of the perks of cruising Apple Valley lake during the warmer months is looking at all the gorgeous homes that outline its perimeter.  Knowing that folks are scanning your backyard gives you all the more reason to spruce it up and give it that “curb appeal” so-to-speak.  Besides Pinterest and all those other fantastic information- spewing websites, one of the best places to visit is one of Ohio’s Home and Garden shows.  Here, at these shows, you will find ways to make your home look its best. You might also be interested in innovative things such as green technology to enhance the efficiency of your Lake Home.

Many home and garden shows have come and gone! In fact, some are going on NOW! Check out this list and mark one of the dates on your calendar!

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Central Ohio- Columbus Dispatch Home and Garden Show

    Dates- February 20-28, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

North Central - Ohio Building Industry Association

     Dates- April 8th- 10th, 2016

    Located at the Historic Ohio State Reformatory

 

Central Ohio- Home and Garden Show and Holiday Fest

    Dates- September 9-11, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

Southwest Ohio- Cincinnati Home and Garden Show

    Dates- March 2-6, 2016

    Find us on- Twitter and Facebook

 

Akron/Canton- Home and Flower Show

    Dates- February 26-28, 2016

    Find us on- Facebook

 

There you have it!  If you find any more that we have not listed, comment the information below.  Also, comment what you are looking for at these shows and anything new and interesting you may find after you attend.



    

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Contact Information

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Toth & Team
RE/MAX Consultant Group - at the lake
22021 Coshocton Road Suite A
Howard OH 43028
Sherrie’s Mobile: 740-390-0735
Joe’s Mobile: 330-388-6293
Fax: 800-707-3176

Apple Valley Lake Team 844-411-5253