West Side Business News & Notes
Rock Fresh closes
CUYAHOGA FALLS — Rockne Becker, owner of Rock Fresh, closed the State Road restaurant March 17.
Rock Fresh was a casual dining establishment offering comfort foods with a German influence. Becker said in an August 2012 article in the West Side Leader that the eatery strived to offer fresh, local ingredients. Becker worked with local students to teach them the restaurant business.
A message on www.rockfreshfood.com March 24 indicated Rock Fresh foods will soon be available at special events. The website also said those who purchased coupons “can redeem them from where you purchased them.”
Countryside Farmers’ Market celebrating 10th birthday
DOWNTOWN AKRON — Countryside Farmers’ Market will celebrate its 10th birthday with a special farmers’ market April 5 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Akron-Summit County Main Library and the Akron Art Museum.
The market will feature more than 40 local farmers, food producers and artisans providing seasonal products and handmade gifts. Customers can expect to find in-season produce; pasture-raised beef, pork, poultry, lamb and bison; artisan cheeses, handmade breads, pastries, and pasta; and more.
Kelli Hanley Potts, of the Agrarian Collective, will provide cooking demonstrations, inspiring home cooks to try out new uses for spring vegetables. Slices of the Countryside birthday cake will be available to the first 200 interested attendees.
Akron-Summit County Public Library will have librarians discussing books of interest to market-goers and farm-centric storytime for children. Parker Bosley will present “The Home Front: The Challenges of a Local, Sustainable Food System” at 1:30 p.m. in the library auditorium, 60 S. High St. A panel discussion, “Home Cooking: The Last Link in the Food Chain,” moderated by Noelle Celeste, publisher of Edible Cleveland, will follow at 2:15 p.m.
The Akron Art Museum, 1 S. High St., will have Butter Churning Aerobics at 11 a.m. and Farm-to-Press Vegetable Printmaking from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more details on Countryside Farmers’ Markets, visit www.cvcountryside.org.
Tire Town Chapter, IAAP announces education seminar
BATH — The Tire Town Chapter of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) will offer its annual education seminar April 22 from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Akron General Health and Wellness Center (Summit Room), 4125 Medina Road. The registration fee is $65 for members or $75 for nonmembers. Registration is available at www.iaap-tiretown.org under the Meetings and Events tab.
The day will begin with a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit and speak with a variety of health, personal and professional exhibitors who will present information about their products or services.
The morning session will begin at 8:45 a.m. with David Jackson, of New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. Jackson will present two of the newest software applications used in today’s office — Microsoft OneNote 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint 2010.
Before breaking for lunch, Sheryll Nall, CAP, president of the Tire Town Chapter, will present a slide program titled “IAAP — Who We Are!”
Attendees will break for a hot buffet lunch and another opportunity to visit exhibitors.
The afternoon presentation will begin at 1 p.m. with Kay Frances, a motivational humorist. Her presentation will help attendees recognize and handle stressful situations in everyday life. In addition, her book, “The Funny Thing About Stress,” will be available for purchase and signing.
Stephanie Kist contributed to these reports.
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