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4/20/2017 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Green Mountain Horse and Tack opens second location

SHARON — Green Mountain Horse and Tack has opened a new location at 1327 Sharon-Copley Road, on Sharon Circle.

The five-year-old business sells horse tack and riding supplies, riding and casual wear, western and work boots, jewelry and gifts.

Store officials stated the new location allows for the expansion of clothing, rider and work wear, and western, fashion and work boots.

“Our goal with the new location is to offer our community a horse tack and western store that embraces our customers with an old-fashioned western store feel — warm, relaxed and inviting,” said Green Mountain Manager Rebecca Gingerich. “With our expansion into western boots and more casual clothing, as well as work boots and work wear, we feel the area will really embrace our offerings, even if they aren’t horse riders.”

Store hours are Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

For more information about the business, call 234-248-4245 or visit greenmountainhorse.com.


Online voting open for inaugural SOAR Awards

GREATER AKRON — Online voting is now open to determine which businesses supporting the aging population in Summit County will receive SOAR Awards.

The inaugural SOAR Awards ceremony will be held May 23 at The Tangier, when winners will be announced. The SOAR Awards are the Summit Oscars for Aging Resources, which were created by local nonprofit Mature Services to recognize businesses, individuals and communities for supporting successful aging in Summit County. Nine SOAR Awards will be given, including three determined by online voting, according to Mature Services officials.

Karen Hrdlicka, president and CEO of Mature Services, said, “The response to the award concept has been very positive. Summit County has been responding to the needs of an aging population, but there is still a lot of work to do to care for all of us as we age. We cannot sweep aging issues under the rug, and the SOAR Awards will place a spotlight on the positive impacts businesses, communities and leaders are having on one of the fastest growing populations in Summit County. Recognition will help to raise awareness about pressing issues facing all of us as we age that need attention and encourage businesses to pursue age-friendly cultures.”

The community can vote online through May 1 at 5 p.m. for the following nominees:

  • Age-friendly Business Award, for a Summit County business that strives to be friendly to older adults in the way they conduct business: Heinen’s Grocery Store in Twinsburg; Metro RTA; or Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in West Akron;
  • Aging Environment Excellence Award, for a housing service in Summit County that provides excellence in their living environments for older adults: GreenView Senior Assisted Living in Green; Laurel Lake Retirement Community in Hudson; or Sunrise of Cuyahoga Falls; and
  • Aging in Place Award, for a Summit County service provider who has helped older adults stay in their homes: Home Instead Senior Care of Fairlawn; Ohio Living Rockynol in West Akron; or Rebuilding Together Northeast Ohio.

To cast a vote and for sponsorship and ticket information, visit the SOAR Awards page at matureservices.org/soar.


Sully’s celebrating 70th anniversary

Sully’s Tool and Party Rental is a family-owned business in Green. Shown from left are family members (back row) Brian Molnar, Rick Saunders and Kevin Saunders; and (front row) Mickey Sullivan and Amanda Withee. Molnar and Withee are currently running the business.
Photo courtesy of Sully’s Tool and Party Rental
GREEN — Sully’s Tool and Party Rental is celebrating its 70th anniversary in business this year.

According to company officials, Sully’s originally opened as a tool rental shop in Downtown Akron in 1947 by Mack Sullivan.

The business began after Sullivan allowed friends and neighbors to borrow his collection of tools, and his wife recognized an opportunity in renting them out, according to company officials. He sold the business to his grandson, Mickey Sullivan, in 1959, and a storefront was opened on Exchange Street in Akron that many refer to as the “original” Sully’s. The tool division grew to three locations and was then sold to a national company in the 1990s, according to company officials.

In 1993, Mickey Sullivan’s daughter and son-in-law, who also worked in the family business, decided to open a party division of Sully’s Rental at 3337 Fortuna Drive in Green, according to company officials. After a few years of running the party division of the company, the owners decided to reintroduce tool rentals to the business. Today, the fifth generation of the original business owner is working in the business, according to company officials.

Sully’s rents power tools and heavy equipment, and many items needed to host large parties. Hours are Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.

For a list of rental items and more information about the business, visit sullysrental.com or call 330-645-0555.


Kathleen Folkerth, Ariel Hakim and Maria Lindsay contributed to these reports.

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