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June
6

6 Places for Chocolate Ice Cream June 7th

Chocolate Ice Cream - Stark & Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day is June 7th, and for those of us with a sweet tooth, we can't wait! There are so many wonderful places to grab a delicious cone, sundae, or milkshake in Stark and Summit counties that it's impossible to choose just one. Instead, our real estate agents have put together a list of six favorites.

  1. Almost Heaven Ice Cream — 6590 Middlebranch Ave. NE, Canton, OH 44721
    With award-winning chocolate, butter pecan, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream, this lovely little shop near Canton homes for sale is a must-visit. Almost Heaven Ice Cream features more than two dozen ice cream flavors along with sundaes, banana splits, milkshakes, ice cream sandwiches, and so much more. If you want something extra special, order one of their dippy twisters, made with either dairy-free vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt vanilla mixed with your choice of delicious fruit.

  2. Handel's Homemade Ice Cream — 2191 E. Maple St., North Canton, OH 44720 / 7212 Fulton Dr. NW, Canton, OH 44718
    Baskin Robbins stands aside because your 32 flavors are nothing compared to Handel's Homemade Ice Cream. This popular shop near North Canton homes for sale has been around since 1945 and features more than 100 ice cream flavors, which means there's always something for every person to enjoy. Their high level of quality began with Alice Handel's homemade ice cream that she made using fresh fruit from her backyard garden, and that commitment continues to this day.

  3. Cherry Street Creamery — 136 Cherry St. W, Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    The family-owned Cherry Street Creamery has tons of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, sweet treats, and various food items. Every Monday, they kick off the week by posting a special, freshly made "mustard" flavor on their Facebook page. This wonderful shop near many Canal Fulton homes for sale is open from mid-March to October each year, so be sure to get down there when you get a chance and enjoy one of their tasty offerings while you can.

  4. Mak's Munchies N More — 7232 Portage St. NW, Massillon, OH 44646
    This deli and ice cream shop close to Massillon homes for sale is the perfect place for family and friends to find everything they need for a wonderful lunch or quick snack. In addition to several different flavors of ice cream - including chocolate, of course - you'll find grilled cheese sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, salads, and many other wonderful treats. Stop by Mak's Munchies N More for a quick bite, and you'll want to return time and time again.

  5. Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream — 68 W. State St., Barberton, OH 44203
    Although it's only been around for a little over 10 years, Papa Roni's Pizza & Ice Cream has made a huge impact in the area. In addition to chocolate, chewy chocolate, chocolate chip cookie dough, and mint chocolate chip, you'll find a variety of ice cream flavors, including their Superman special, a blend of lemon, cherry, and blue raspberry. Pick up a pizza and ice cream for a perfect lunch or dinner.

  6. Taggart's Ice Cream — 1401 Fulton Rd. NW, Canton, OH 44703
    It's hard to believe that this Canton landmark has been around since 1926, but ask any resident and they probably have a story about visiting there as a youngster. Taggart's Ice Cream features wrought-iron ice cream parlor chairs, high-backed booths, and wood/tile floors that harken back to the classic soda fountain days. Not only will you get a taste of nostalgia, but you can dig into burgers, hot dogs, soups, chicken strips, and several other food favorites.

Contact us to view homes for sale in Stark and Summit counties. We can help you find your new dream home!

February
28

Say Yes to the Dress Around Stark and Summit Counties

Bridal Shops - Stark and Summit Counties - DeHOFF REALTORS®

Planning a wedding is both exciting and a big undertaking. If you're waiting for the perfect time to get started, then we have some good news. March 1 is National Wedding Planning Day! This is a great opportunity to start wedding dress shopping if you're newly engaged. Our real estate agents have some awesome bridal shops to recommend around Stark and Summit counties. 

  • Abbot's Bridal: 1280 S. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720
    If you're looking at North Canton homes for sale, then Abbot's Bridal is a convenient place to stop while you're in the area. They are a full-service bridal boutique, offering dresses from several designers, along with alteration services. Shoppers can find dresses in a wide range of prices as well as sizes. Abbot's Bridal requires appointments on Saturdays. They're open for walk-ins on Monday - Friday, although appointments are still recommended for the best service.

  • Elyse's Boutique Bridal & Prom: 767 E. Turkeyfoot Lake Rd., Akron, OH 44319
    Elyse's Boutique Bridal & Prom is a good place to start your dress search if you're looking at Akron homes for sale. They offer a wide range of gowns for immediate purchase, so you don't need to wait months for a dress to be custom-made. They carry sizes 0-18 in-store. Designers include DaVinci Bridal, Mary's Bridal, and Richard Designs. Elyse's Boutique often has discounted sample dresses available, too. They're open Monday - Saturday, and you must schedule an appointment beforehand. 

  • The Flawless Bride: 90 Shiawassee Ave., Fairlawn, OH 44333
    The Flawless Bride is a plus-size bridal boutique offering sizes 16-32+. Many Fairlawn homes for sale are just minutes away, making this a convenient place to stop. Their consultants will help you find a dress that helps you feel beautiful, confident, and 100% yourself. Consultations last about an hour and are available by appointment only. At The Flawless Bride, consultants can also help you find the perfect shoes and accessories. All dresses are made to order and can take 4-6 months to ship from the designer, so plan ahead. 

  • KR Bridal and Tailoring: 2044 Front St., Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
    KR Bridal and Tailoring 
    is a modern bridal boutique that also carries mother of the bride dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and less-traditional wedding dresses. If you're looking for something edgy, Bohemian, or truly contemporary, this is the place to go. You can book a Bridal Consultation Appointment online at KR Bridal's website. They offer gowns at a wide range of price points and also in-house alterations. Make sure you stop to look at some Cuyahoga Falls homes for sale when you're in the area, too.

  • David's Bridal: 3265 W. Market St., Suite 296B, Fairlawn, OH 44333
    David's Bridal is a bridal store located on the first floor of the Summit Mall. With various locations across the country, they can offer a wide selection of bridal and bridesmaid dresses at affordable prices. They do alterations in-house, and they have a good selection of cocktail-style and shorter wedding dresses. David's Bridal does allow walk-ins to browse the dress and accessory options, but if you want to try on dresses, you'll need to book an appointment ahead of time. 

You may not get all of your wedding dress shopping done on National Wedding Planning Day, but you can still get out there and get started. Visit some of the shops above, and get a better idea of what you're looking for in a dress. Should you happen to be looking for a home in the area, too, contact us to learn more about our services.

November
8

Custom-Decorated Cakes Are These Bakers' Specialties

Custom-Decorated Cakes - Summit County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

A custom-decorated cake can make any occasion more special since it lets you tailor the design to its recipients' interests, a party's theme, or anything else you'd like. Choose your favorite fillings, icings, colors, and more, and work with a local baker around Summit County to get just the look and taste you're looking for.
  
Our real estate agents recommend trying one of the following bakeries when you need a custom-decorated cake.

  • Tiffany's Bakery - 620 Ridgewood Rd. Suite A, Akron OH 44333
    Tiffany's Bakery
    , a family-owned business located near Akron homes for sale, has been serving up sweet treats for over 40 years. The bakery has been honored by readers of the Akron Beacon Journal as "Beacon's Best" and by viewers of Fox 8 as the Best Bakery in Northeast Ohio. Whether you need a "smash cake" for your child's first birthday or a wedding cake that's sure to impress your guests, Tiffany's Bakery makes cakes that look as good as they taste. Look at the shop's online gallery showing decorated cakes they've made and decorated to see what they can do and let the photos inspire your cake.

  • The WestSide Bakery - 2303 W. Market St., Akron OH 44313  
    If you're looking for a bakery with lots of accolades, The WestSide Bakery fits the bill. Open since 1995, it has earned many awards, including being named Best Local Bakery by Akron Life Magazine 14 times. The shop takes pride in its experienced bakers and decorators who make each cake a delicious work of art. They can create a cake for any special occasion, but don't miss seeing their selection of sports cakes posted on their website, including a replica of The Shoe, The Ohio State University's stadium.

  • The Bakeshop in Ghent - 800 Wye Rd., Bath OH 44333
    Located near Bath homes for sale, The Bakeshop in Ghent is owned and operated by a direct descendant of one of the town's original settlers. Its charming atmosphere starts in the historic home the bakeshop occupies and extends to its front porch, where you're invited to relax in a rocking chair and enjoy a coffee and doughnut. Order a decorated custom cake for any occasion — including anniversaries, graduations, birthdays, holidays, and special events — from the shop.

  • Chef Gina's Bakeshop - 21 Furnace St., Akron OH 44310
    Gina Giampietro, the owner of Chef Gina's Bakeshop, started baking with her grandfather when she was young and wanted to carry on the tradition of bringing joy to people through her sweets. She gained the knowledge and technique needed to succeed by attending The Culinary Institute of America and working in several bakeries. Since then, she opened her bakery and brings elegance and a sense of whimsy to her beautifully decorated custom cakes.

  • Sweet Mary's Bakery - 76 E. Mill St., Akron OH 44308  
    Located in downtown Akron, Sweet Mary's Bakery creates pies, pastries, cookies, and decorated cakes using high-quality, fresh ingredients. Many local products are used in the shop, and each is carefully selected. Every item is made fresh and from scratch, so you know when you order a decorated cake or another type of sweet, it will taste delicious.

Contact us today if you'd like to buy or sell your home in Stark and Summit counties. Our experienced agents are ready to help make your experience a great one! 

June
7

Looking for Farm-Fresh Produce? Visit These 5 Places in Stark County

Farm-Fresh Produce - Stark County, OH - DeHOFF REALTORS®

When you buy produce, you typically don't know much about how it's grown or how many miles it traveled before it reaches you. This means it won't be as fresh, tasty, or nutrient-dense as it could be. Buying farm-fresh produce, on the other hand, means you know where your food comes from and can get specific information about how it was grown. It will be delicious, colorful, and full of important nutrients, and as an added bonus, you'll be helping to support your local farmers and economy.

Our real estate agents recommend visiting these five places in Stark County to stock up on farm-fresh produce.

  1. North Canton Farmers Market – 1447 N. Main St., North Canton, OH 44720  
    You'll be able to buy a wide variety of local products year-round at the North Canton Farmers Market, including farm products, baked and preserved goods, and personal care items. Almost everything that's offered for sale travels less than an hour from the farm or kitchen it was created in to where it's sold at the market, located near North Canton homes for sale. During warmer weather months. The market is operated outside, then moves to the indoors after mid-October. And while you're shopping at the market, check out its Mural of Gratitude, a farmers market-inspired piece of art. Hours are 3-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

  2. Canton Farmers Market – Centennial Plaza on 4th St. NW and Court Ave., Canton, OH 44702  
    From its downtown location near Canton homes for sale, the Canton Farmers Market gives you the perfect chance to make a day of it as you shop and dine. Start your day by buying some fresh farm goods as well as creations from local makers and artists before browsing in downtown shops and catching lunch or dinner. Hours are 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays starting June 12.

  3. Beiler's Penn Dutch Market – 13160 Cleveland Ave. NW, Uniontown, OH 44685  
    A family-owned and operated business, Beiler's Penn Dutch Market is located just around the corner from Uniontown homes for sale. The market has partnerships with many local farms and Amish and Mennonite suppliers, so you'll have your choice of a wide variety of fresh produce. While you're there, check out the market's meats, baked goods, and bulk products.

  4. Zoe Farms – 5676 Faircrest St. SW, Canton, OH 44708 
    When you buy food at Zoe Farms, you can be assured your purchases are farm-fresh. Produce is grown without chemicals, and you can also pick up delicious fresh foods like free-range eggs and pasture-raised chicken while you're there. It's all offered at their farm stand, which is housed in a renovated caboose from 1942. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

  5. Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market – 1289 Edison St. NW, Hartville, OH 44632  
    Hartville Marketplace & Flea Market
    , located near Hartville homes for sale, has indoor and outdoor vendors galore and is the perfect spot to spend the day and find some treasures. In addition to typical flea market wares, you'll find growers who sell their produce and other products. It even has a South Side Market area inside that's dedicated to food items like produce. Flea Market hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday and Thursday-Saturday, and South Side Market hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday-Saturday.

Contact us to buy or sell a home in the area. Our team has years of experience and is ready to help! 

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