Tag Archive | ASNE

UnCommon Barber Offers Fresh Perspective, Looks

UnCommon Barber Offers Fresh Perspective, Looks

by Kristen Hamilton From afar, Ed Bankston looks like he’s all business. He moves with a slow and deliberate precision that suggests an air of confidence. Bankston’s hands are gloved like that of a surgeon in the operating room, which is fitting given his tag name on his business card, which declares him “The UnCommon […]

‘I am the mother of 800′

Local farmer leaves corporate world, discovers love of livestock by Greg Anderson If You Go: Breakneck Acres 2743 Summit Road, Ravenna, Ohio Open on Wednesdays, 1 – 7 p.m. Owners: Ami Gignac and Tim Fox http://www.localfoodmarketplace.com/breakneck/index.html Breakneck Acres is a 35-acre self-sustainable farm in Ravenna, Ohio owned by Ami Gignac and Tim Fox. After four years […]

Wings program takes Pegasus to new heights

By TJ VanDyke For some there are few options available. High school graduation typically means a choice of college, military or the workforce, but to graduate from high school with few choices for their future is a reality for a select group. At least it used to be. In the past, developmentally challenged individuals in […]

Community welcome at The Winery at Wolf Creek

by Nichole Stanford Bottles of wine line the walls neatly on the shelves with pictures of family members and friends showcased on labels. Sliding glass doors take up almost two complete walls. Expansive green sloping lawns stretch down the hill to a rippling reservoir of the dammed up Wolf Creek. Andy Troutman, owner of The […]

Starting Small, Staying Small

Kent area growers juggle the benefits, bureaucracy and business of small-scale farming by Jacob Savishinsky SHARE AND SHARE ALIKE: Meredith Poczontek of Gray Fox Farm talks about the Kent area small farming community. Poczontek says she enjoys learning from and bartering with other area farmers.  As interest in local, seasonal, natural, organic and healthier food grows into […]

Serenity, structure, success: Pegasus Farm’s mission expands

by Laura Harrawood Meadowlarks, horse barns and the green serenity of lush pastures conceal the orchestrated structure that supports the exponential growth and financial success of Pegasus Farm in Hartville, Ohio. The therapeutic riding program at this farm was one of the first of 15 facilities in Ohio to be certified as a premiere accredited […]

Stories serve to connect people, vision

By Sandra Coyer Silence permeates the dirt road leading to the main building of Pegasus Farm. Construction equipment sits off to the left of the main gate, motionless. Several of the construction workers pause in their excavation of part of a pasture to eat a lunch of soda and pizza. The pasture they are working […]

Ohio wine merchants welcome new and experienced tasters

by Susan Gray Cathy Ironmonger sits alone on the deck at The Winery at Wolf Creek. Below her a green hill dotted with picnic tables sweeps down to a lake as gray as the overcast sky. On her table rest a book, a snack and a glass of Rhapsody, a semisweet wine made from the […]

CrossFit in the media

Since its inception just over a decade ago, CrossFit has become both popular and controversial. The Good CrossFit tells us a lot about capitalism (The Guardian) The King of CrossFit (CBS) Is CrossFit right for you? (The Chicago Tribune) CrossFit Benefits (The Huffington Post) CrossFit and Community: An Interview with Dr. Allison Belger (Breaking Muscle) […]

Abbe Turner: Goat Farmer and Entrepreneur

by Michelle Fields Abbe Turner’s inspiration comes from the land. As a child, she and her siblings explored the woods and ponds behind her house on numerous adventures. “We were outside exercising our minds in a way that children do not now,” Turner said of the way that she was raised in Toledo.  “I always […]