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Lunch at the Beach Fundraiser !

by Sherrie Toth

Stop by today, 5/12 for a hotdog lunch at Sutton Beach from 1-4. The Buddy Bass fisherman weigh in at 3pm. Fun for the kids to watch! 

Lunch cost is by donation! All proceeds go to the fish and restocking club.

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

 

Pancakes this weekend, at the lake

by Sherrie Toth

Pancakes this weekend, at the lake!

Fluffy. Sweet. Golden. Tasty.  PANCAKES.   I’m starting to think we might take these things for granted.  Nothing says all-American breakfast like the traditional pancake and it doesn’t have to be packed with unhealthy ingredients, either. This recipe has been developed over time by researching and trying dozens of recipes and tweaking certain things here and there to make these perfect for us.  We’d love to hear how you switch things up to suit YOUR family’s taste buds.

 

Old-Fashioned, All-American Pancakes

Ingredients:

2c Whole Wheat Flour

1c Oats

4T sugar (or your favorite substitute)

2 heaping T baking powder

1 Stick melted butter or 1/2c oil

2t vanilla

2 Whole eggs

3 cups milk (add more later to get desired consistency)

 

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Directions:

Preheat pan or cast iron skillet to low to medium temperature. Mix dry ingredients together.  When you’re finished add wet ingredients.  If you desire a thinner pancake, you may choose to add a little more milk or water during this step.  We like them thicker, so we typically skip any additional ingredients.   

Spray hot pan with some cooking spray and add desired amount of batter.  If you are cooking for kids or the tiny child within, you can add sprinkles or chocolate chips to this step.  Wait until you see bubbles and then flip the pancake.  Your finished product should be a golden brown.  Sprinkle some powdered sugar or any other topping you desire.


What are your favorite winter recipes?

Moving? Tips!

by Sherrie Toth

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Have you recently purchased a new home or you/re getting ready to move?  If so, have you considered creating a checklist to help you remember items that you might otherwise forget?  We have compiled a list that you can use when packing up for destination happy place.  Add to it or edit it to suit your needs!

 

organize and purge- Go through each room and decide what you need at your new house and what you don’t.  Consider donating the items you no longer need.  Not sure if you’ll need it eventually?  Pack it up in a marked box and after a year, revisit the box and if you haven’t needed it or used it at all, toss it. Refer to this “Spring Cleaning” post for more detailed information.garbage-157110_640.png

Moving Companies- If you’re not up for the task of moving items on your own, consider a moving company.

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Changing Address- You will need to change your address.  The first thing we recommend is to change your address with the Post office.  When any mail comes to you with a yellow label on it, contact that business to change your address with them.  We also recommend to personally change your address with government agencies such as the BMV.  This can be done via their website or at any of their office

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Begin Packing- start packing up rooms and items.  Obviously don’t pack items that you will need to use in the day or two before the actual move.  Make sure to label the box with the contents and also the room in which the items will be placed.

 

Sitter- Do you have children? No children but pets? Both?  Consider asking a friend or family member to watch over your pets and/or children while you do the final packing and moving.  A lot of stress can be alleviated by making sure this is taken care of.  A lot of people will willingly offer up help when it comes to moving, and this is a great way to utilize them.

 

Turn off Utilities- Make sure you arrange a “shut off date” with your gas, electric, and water companies.  You don’t want to be paying unnecessarily.


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One Last Walk Through-  After the last item has been placed in the moving van or your personal vehicle, take one last look around.  Maybe you’ll desire to go alone and reminisce through each room.  Affirm you’ve gotten everything and close the door; You’re on your way to your happy place.

 

Need help with selling or buying? Toth's can take this off your plate! Click HERE to contact


 

Safety First at Apple Valley Lake

by Sherrie Toth



 

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Well, we think it’s safe to say that the warmer weather is well under way.  What a nice Memorial Day weekend we had here in Apple Valley.  Minus a few scattered showers here and there, Toth and Team can say with confidence that we couldn’t have asked for better weather.

As always, when the weather finally starts to cooperate with us (Thanks, Ohio!!), there are more people who are out on the lake and around to enjoy it, which makes the risk for accidents rise.  Apple Valley has put out a list of boating and water safety rules to regulate and prevent accidents that you might want to check out.  Toth and Team has also created a list of simple “things to remember” when enjoying the beautiful Apple Valley Lake.  And as always, accidents are just that-- ACCIDENTS.  No one intends for them to happen, but a lot of them can be avoided if we are aware of ourselves and our surroundings.


Things to Remember: Swimming

 

Learn How to Swim- one of the best ways to prepare yourself and your family is to take swimming lessons.  Most facilities offer lessons for people as young as six months old.

 

Appropriate Supervision- Most times, there are different ability levels in the group of people you may be with-- especially if children are involved (under which circumstance there should ALWAYS be supervision).  Make sure you know these abilities and can verify that the appropriate supervision is available. Always have weak swimmers wear a US Coast Guard approved life vests. Do not rely on water wings or floaties.

Know Water Depths- Unless you are 100% certain, always enter the water feet first-- especially if it’s unknown waters.  Appropriate diving depth is 9 feet.


Substances- It may seem like a no-brainer, but common sense isn’t always common.  Make sure you aren’t under the influence of alcohol or drugs while swimming.

 

Take a Course- A water safety/ CPR course never hurt anyone and you never know when you might need it!  You might not be anywhere near the water-- you could be out at a local restaurant and find someone in need of your life-saving skill!

 

Common Sense- I know we said it wasn’t so common, but if you have to second guess, then you probably shouldn’t do it. Always go with your first gut instinct.

 

Things to Remember: Boating

 

Have a Checklist- always have a handy dandy checklist on board and before you depart, make sure you’re able to check them off your list.

 

Life Jackets- Make sure that each passenger on board has a life vest available.

 

Follow the Rules- Sometimes we want to unleash our inner rebel and that’s just part of life, but let's not do that with water safety.  It’s ok to call a handful of Cheez-its a “serving” in order to “stick it to the man” if that’s how you want to channel your inner rebel; however, boat and water safety rules were created to keep everyone safe.  If you’re unsure of such rules, you can check the Apple Valley Property Owners’ Association Website for more details.

Substances- Drinking and driving is not limited to the roadways; be smart.

Common sense- Again.  Rules are not here to make us have less fun.  Just remember to follow your gut and we can all enjoy the lake together with minimal to no problems!


Do you have any other precautions that you and your family take while on the water?  Let us know in the comments below!

And if you haven’t found your happy place yet, please contact us so we can make that happen!




 

Ways to rack up savings via Apps!

by Sherrie Toth

You’ve bought your gorgeous new home and like a lot of people,  your finances might be a little tight. Whether you’re in Columbus, Akron, Florida, Apple Valley Lake or the Mount Vernon area, you can benefit from these fun and simple money-saving tips.

 

  1. Ibotta-  This is an easy- to- use app for your smart phone.  All you do is sign up, and then choose your store (Kroger is one of them!) and then start to rack in the savings.  For example, if you choose Kroger, you will see all the items on which you can earn cash back.  When you “unlock” these items, you either submit a receipt after purchase, or link your loyalty card to receive credit.  Once you accumulate 25 dollars, you can cash out using Venmo, PayPal, or you can choose a gift card. Follow this link to join my team and start saving TODAY.  You get ten dollars just for using my referral code: https://ibotta.com/r/qiijyr

  2. OnGo- OnGo is another app for your smart phone.  Download it from your app store and you will be sent surveys based on your pre-survey information.  Surveys will pay an average of 1.00/ survey.  I was paid 100 dollars to do a restaurant survey.  You can cash out at 30 dollars with your PayPal account.

  3. Coupons.com On this website, you can print coupons right from your computer.  You just need to enter your zip code and download the coupon printer app.  This is an easy way to save without having to buy the Sunday newspaper.

  4. Receipt hog- This is a fun way to turn your receipts from every day shopping into cash.  Simply scan your receipts via the app on your smartphone and watch the points turn into cash.

  5. Checkout 51- Just like Ibotta, Checkout51 offers you cash back on your groceries.  Simply unlock the items that you want and then scan your receipts.  Once you reach 20 dollars, you can cash out.

  6. Cartwheel- If you’re like me, you’re a sucker for anything Target.  I like Target for many reasons, but one main reason is that they’re always looking out for our wallets.  Target is one of the only stores that will let you “stack” coupons.  Stacking is when you can use a manufacturer’s coupon alongside a store coupon.  Target has an app called “cartwheel.”  All you do is check the items that you want and then scan your smartphone at the register.  These cartwheel deals can be stacked with a manufacturer’s coupon AND a store coupon for TRIPLE the savings.

  7. MobiSave- MobiSave is yet ANOTHER mobile phone app.  Simply check the items you’re ready to buy and scan your receipts after your purchase.  You can cash out via PayPal.

  8. SavingStar- This is another app for your smart phone. All you need to do is check the items that interest you, purchase the items and scan your receipts.  This also works online.  If you click the retailer from the SavingStar website, you can earn cash back just as you would via the app.

  9. Inbox Dollars- This is an online rewards club that pays money for your opinions.  Simply play games, take surveys, spin the daily wheel, or check your email to receive real cash.  this takes awhile to accumulate dollars, but it’s worth a couple of seconds per day of your time.

 

We might have to revisit this topic again in the near future, because making extra pennies is easier than ever with the advancement of technology. Enjoy!

 

 

 

NEVERLAND FOR SALE

by Sherrie Toth

You probably remember that Neverland is the dwelling place of Peter Pan, Tinker Bell, and the Lost boys.
Well, if you have an extra $100 million lying around, maybe you can call Neverland home, too. Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch is still available.

Sadly, the amusement park rides and all the animals in the petting zoo are gone, but there is still plenty to keep you busy. From its swimming pool and tennis court to its movie theater and basketball court, you shouldn’t be bored. The property also boasts 2700 acres of land and 22 structures, including the 12,000 square foot main house


Although the name of the property has reverted back to Sycamore Valley Ranch, the flower clock that spells out “Neverland” has been restored.

Interested? 
Take a peek here at this amazing property.                       

Old Apple Valley Lake pictures provided to Toth and Team

by Sherrie Toth

The following photos of Apple Valley Lake Ohio were provided to our team by Anne Smith. She says they are pictures ranging from approximately 1975 to 1985. One of the two homes shown was her families lake house on Lakeview Heights Dr (no longer in the family).  We can't get over how few trees there are!!

 

Joe and I have contacted both current owners of these homes and have provided these pictures.

 

 

Thank you Anne for these wonderful snapshots in time...

If YOU have some great old photos of Apple Valley Lake Ohio and would like us to post them on our blog, please email Joe and Sherrie at info@tothandteam.com or call us at 844-411-LAKE (5253)

 

 

 

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse over Apple Valley Lake? Go away Clouds!

by Ali Stewart

We at Apple Valley Lake Ohio are wishing the clouds away so we can see this beautiful site this evening! Check out the details and how rare this event is...

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015: Full ‘Blood Moon’ Information

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The night of September 27th will not be like any other night for residents across much of North and South America. It will feature a lunar eclipse, supermoon and harvest moon all at the same time.

The moon that night will be the first full moon in Luna Eclips over the oceanSeptember, and is also the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. That is why is gets the name Harvest Moon. It is also referred to as the Full Corn Moon. The Native Americans named it this because it marked when corn was supposed to be harvested.

The full moon on the night of September 27th will also be considered a supermoon.

But what is a supermoon?

It’s a new or a full moon that occurs when Earth is at its closest point in orbit, or perigee. Supermoons typically have larger than usual tides and could sometimes appear bigger in size. The moon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter than a apogee moon. (When the moon is furthest away) The moon will actually be 31,000 miles closer to earth. The moon may appear brighter and more orange shortly after sunset.

After sunset around any full moon in any month, the moon will always appear near the horizon and usually will have an orange tint. This is because you are viewing it through a great thickness of atmosphere when it’s close to the horizon.

When looking towards the horizon, blue light will be scattered and will allow red light to pass through your eyes. However, supermoons are not all that rare. In total, there were 6 supermoons in 2015. But what makes this night so rare?

Red Moon during a Lunar EclipseThis all comes at the same time as a total lunar eclipse. The last time this happen was 1982. The total lunar eclipse will be visible for most of North and South America.

Lets hope the skies stay clear this night for prime viewing purposes because the next time this will happen will not be until 2033.

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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

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