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Healthy holiday eating can be a piece of cake … or not (VIDEO)

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From grandma’s chocolate chip cookies to the sweet cranberry sauce ladled across most of the dining table, the holidays present special challenges when trying to watch how much and what you eat.

Selecting Safe Toys

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If your child has reached the age where they are starting to play with their toys instead of the boxes they came in, it may be time to make sure their newly-discovered playthings don’t have any loose parts or sharp edges. “Younger children really like to explore toys with their mouths and their hands, so […]

Holiday Tree Festival Spotlight: Gateway to Christmas

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For many, Christmas cannot come too soon. It creeps its way into the fall, and many welcome it with open arms. “Gateway to Christmas” ushers in the winter months, while still acknowledging the fall season.

Bring the beauty of the Holiday Tree Festival to your home Decorate your Christmas tree using these simple design tips from the festival’s decorators

A Partidge in a Bear Tree, donated by Akron Children's Hospital Foundation & Cheryl Hrovatic

After hours of pacing through the lot in the cold snow, you’ve found it – the perfect Christmas tree. Once you’ve brought it home, the question is, how should you decorate it? Don’t worry. The experienced decorators at Akron Children’s Holiday Tree Festival are here to help. Lori Reilly, a professional florist and a decorator […]

Holiday Tree Festival Spotlight: The Joy of Christmas

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Donated by Stan’s Towing, “The Joy of Christmas” lights up the room. Decorator Jill Pangas, her sister, Renee Campbell, and her mother, Fay Perry, used a classic red and green color scheme with yellow and blue ornaments to make this tree shine.

Holiday Tree Festival Spotlight: Circus Train Model Railroad

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Dr. Robert Klein’s house is filled with model trains. They have been a passion of his since he was a 5-year-old boy. Now, the retired Akron Children’s surgeon and his wife share their love of trains each year by donating one to the annual Holiday Tree Festival.