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November 11th Is Holiday Fun Day at the Butler!

Returning for its third year, the annual Holiday Fun Day is a great opportunity for the whole family to spend an entertaining afternoon surrounded by the area's premier collection of art! The Butler Institute of American Art will be providing lots of fun activities during this event, including holiday cookie decorating, “Make it – Take it” art activities, face painting, selfies with Santa, Butler docent-led tours, treasure hunts, and much more! Don't miss this artistic open house unlike any other when it happens from noon until 3 p.m. on November 11th!

The Butler Institute of American Art is located at 524 Wick Avenue in Youngstown. Limited free parking is available on-site. Learn more at the Butler's website or ask questions on the event's Facebook page.

Buyers, Don't Get Hung Up On These Simple Fixes

When looking for a new place to call home, you should always focus on the things that you can't change (or can't change easily). The location, price, size, and serious repairs fall into the category of factors that should be potential deal breakers. Unfortunately, buyers often get stuck on cosmetic issues, even though they are relatively simple to fix. This might sound surprising, but things like unpleasant colors or fixtures can be hard to ignore since they are integral to forming a first impression of the house. Here are some of the minor issues that are most difficult for buyers to overlook, along with a reality check.

Experience the Joy of Christmas Light Show

The amazing Joy of Christmas holiday light show will reopen for another year starting on November 16! If you've never been to this mesmerizing local attraction, then you don't know what you're missing! Over 1 million colorful lights are arranged into 75 different holiday scenes for you and your family to drive through from the comfort of your car. Plus, don't forget to check out the other fun activities available once you step outside!