Ep.61- Bill Lawson, Mahoning Valley Historical Society

Testing the waters of hoppy flavored beer, Lisa Resnick and Bill Lawson sipped on some Birdfish, Noble Creature and Penguin City on this week’s podcast. Bill talks about his path to being the keeper of our Valley’s history, how they are constantly looking for artifacts for our future reference, his viewpoint of the mills closing and how we can use all we know to catapult us forward.
 

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Ep.60- Zach Dean, Owner Clubhouse Brewing Co.

Veteran owned Clubhouse Brewery in Warren is serving up some quality beers and food while helping area non-profits in the process. Hear their story from founder Zach Dean, West Point grad, Afghanistan vet, philanthropist and one heck of a brewer.
Thank you for your service and all you’re doing Zach. 
 

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Ep.59- Justin Coffin of The 330 Sports and More

Local beer, sports and … cupcakes? That’s right, Justin Coffin of The 330 Sports Podcast swings by. We’ve got lots of sports, and in case you were wondering, the perfect Birdfish to pair with your and Kim’s Confections cupcake for the win.

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Ep.58- Youngstown Pizza Reviews with Jeremy Oklota

Any self-respecting Youngstownian will throw down to defend their favorite pizza. Lucky for us, there’s an expert in town to tell us how yours stacks up against the rest.  Jeremy Oklota, half of the father-daughter duo of Youngstown Pizza Review’s and “self-proclaimed pizza experts from the self-proclaimed pizza capital” joins Lisa this week. We’ve got insights on his favorites in the area, a little history, some much- needed tips for Lisa’s own pizza bracket, and of course some shout outs to Birdfish and Boardman Bowling. Crusts up! 

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Ep.57- Mayor Duffet and the City of Canfield

Canfield may be a small city, but it’s thinking big about the future and Mayor Richard Duffet is leading the charge. The Mayor joined the podcast this week to talk about his vision for Canfield, plans for the Canfield Green, new developments, and some fun stories about growing up in the city and organizing the annual Canfield TILL Golf Outing. Enjoyed with some June’s Lemonade from Birdfish. 

 

 

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Ep.56- Greg Burbick of Burbick Farms

Foodie alert! If you like locally sourced meats, this Episode’s for you. Mentioned before as a local gem by Homes and Hops guests, G Burbick Farms has been in business since 1905, with retail since 1995. Owner Greg Burbick joins Lisa and guest co-host Ellie Platt for everything you wanted to know and more about farm raised beef, our local farm scene, and some good tips on where to get the best locally sourced food. Enjoyed over some Noble Creature and Birdfish.

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Ep.55- United Way and Women United

The United Way may be a national organization, but their impact locally in the Valley cannot be understated.   Stacia Erdos of Mahoning Valley United Way & Sue Filipovich of Women United talk about the nuts and bolts of the United Way, their fundraising, barriers they’ve face this year, and where they’re head as they continue to do amazing things for our area. 

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Ep.54- Sharon Letson, Youngstown CityScape

Maybe you’ve gone downtown and noticed new landscaping along the street. Or there’s a feeling that downtown has a nice fresh look to it. Maybe you  found out something about the area you never knew before. Chances are Youngstown CityScape was behind it. This remarkable organization is led by Executive Director Sharon Letson, who swung by the studio to talk about their history, their initiatives, and a few of her favorite things about the Valley. 

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Ep.53- Renee Fuller, Mahoning Valley Second Harvest Food Bank

It may not be in plain sight, but every day thousands of families around the Valley struggle to put food on the table. Thankfully there are organizations like Second Harvest Food Bank of Mahoning Valley. Renee Fuller, Development Director of Second Harvest Food Bank, joined the podcast this week to talk about their history, their mission, and a little behind the scene look into the process to get food out to families in need. Loved hanging out with her and hearing her advice on different and creative ways we can give. 

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Ep.52- Kelli Catullo, Project MKC

Project MKC’s motto is “because all deserve to feel special,” and it’s something that truly drives those involved with it to make a difference, like outgoing President Kelli Catullo. From diaper drives to adopt a family during the holiday, this amazing organization is helping families across the Valley everyday. Listen to find out all about Project MKC and visit www.projectmkc.org to find out how you can help.  

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