• Ready to catch a ride and explore?

    The time for the Trolley Shop Hop is upon us at last! This is the fifth year for this fun, unique, and FREE shopping experience and it's become something we all look forward to for the smiles it brings. If you haven't hopped on the trolley yet, here's how it works: pick a stop to park your car, do some shopping, hitch a ride on the trolly to explore more stops, repeat until you're all shopped out, then hitch a ride on the trolley back to your car.* Plus, grab a Passport at any of the stops or on the trolley, get it stamped at a minimum of four stops listed,…

  • Perfectly Timed Welcome to Uniquely Inspired!

    While we sit here dreaming of the meal to be enjoyed with friends and family on Thursday, there are plans being made by Loop Members to prepare for the series of days to follow: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday.* After all, those are the days that kick off the busiest and best time of year for the brick-and-mortar businesses of our community and those businesses work hard to make the days special! Today, though, we welcome a new member who reminds us that there are all different types of small businesses we can tap into for the holiday season. A great big warm welcome to Dion of Uniquely Inspired Gift Baskets! Dion creates seriously impressive gift…

  • Have you met Carl?

    Perhaps you shopped his booth at the Copley Creekside Farmers Market in the past few years, or perhaps you stopped by his nursery on Cleveland-Massillon (across from The Winery at Wolf Creek) to pick up a blueberry bush or some mums? Well, if you haven't met Carl (pictured above with his wife, Michele, and his trusty pup, Jojo), please allow me to introduce you as we welcome Carl Harp Nursery as our newest Loop member! You can read a little of the nursery's history in this feature in Freshwater Cleveland but the short version is this: Carl's been working really hard to bring a renewed energy to this "third-generation family-owned tree nursery and produce farm that has…

  • This week: Ease into the mood…

    This week: Ease into the mood... While there are certainly people out there who've been counting down the days until this Christmas since last December 26th, most of us likely need a little more time to ease into the holiday spirit. But crazy enough given the early snowfall, this is actually the perfect week to start mulling over a few gift-giving ideas! You can start your week off with a little non-holiday music at The Winery (because let's not get too crazy with the spirit, am I right?). And you can get a little networking in on Thursday morning with the Chamber of Commerce because that work-a-day world is still pretty important. But Thursday…

  • Have you voted yet today?

    It's election day, and Copley residents have more than one important decision to make - specifically one Copley Trustee seat, our Fiscal Officer, and a fire department replacement levy. Already voted? Excellent, wear that sticker proudly! But if you haven't voted yet (and if you're an open-and-read-new-emails-the-second-they-arrive kind of person), there's still time to do your due diligence, weigh your options, and get to the polls before they close tonight at 7:30. Local elections make a world of difference so get out there and rock that vote! Plus: Happy anniversary to our first Loop members! The Loop In Copley has grown and evolved so much since it first debuted in June of last year but truth be…

  • Get to know Brookdale, our new #LoopMember

    Since it's located in Montrose, there's a good chance you drive around the general vicinity of Brookdale on a fairly regular basis. But what do really you know about it? If your answer wasn't along the lines of "Hey, I [or a close family member] work/live there!" then you should know that it just became a whole lot easier for you to learn more because we're officially welcoming Brookdale Montrose as a new Loop member! Curious? Just scroll through their Facebook posts to find plenty of pictures of food, field trips, family and friends to give you an idea of the day-to-day of this multi-level-of-care retirement community. And if you're already ready to look for more detailed info now, it's easy enough to visit…

  • Who’s ready for candy and costumes?

    It's time for that other holiday kids get so excited for - HALLOWEEN! A holiday for filling trick-or-treat bags with enough candy to sort through, barter with, and stash away to either savor for a year or feast on for a few days. And Copley has a full weekend dedicated to costumed celebration, with Halloween in the Park on Saturday afternoon and your friendly neighborhood trick-or-treat night on Sunday. If you have kids 10 and under and haven't made it to Halloween in the Park, it's definitely time to check it out! In addition to candy-collecting on the trail, there will be hayrides, crafts, games, prizes, and more. And if you do decide to check it out, be…

  • Welcome Renaissance to The Loop!

    Have you noticed the diversity of our Loop members? It's such a beautiful thing and it just keeps getting better! After all, each new member means more variety, and each introduction gives you the opportunity to learn about that variety and the really cool businesses that are right in your own back yard. Our newest member, Renaissance of Richfield, is the perfect example! Since 2016, the Renaissance of Richfield has been a hidden gem in the area offering its members homemade organic food, an advanced medical care model, and fun unique socialization activities. Really cool, right? Well, even cooler is that whether you need to learn more about them now or just…

  • A New Destination (in a Familiar Location)!

    I'm SO excited to finally be able to tell you...The Loop has a new member and it's totally TWISTED! The Twisted Grill and Grind, that is. 😊 That's the name of the new restaurant going into the sadly-short-lived coffee shop location and I KNOW you want to know more about it, so let me tell you what I can... First and foremost, Twisted is an expansion into the brick-and-mortar realm for Julianna Trunko, Copley resident and owner of Southern Thangs food truck. And I can tell you that just like her truck, the restaurant is going to bring you some good ol' southern comfort food combined with local favorites (because, hey, who doesn't love jojo's?) along with plenty…

  • Closing Day of the Farmers Market

    This Thursday, October 3rd, the Copley Creekside Farmers Market wraps up its 8th season with fresh food and Fall fun. There will be music from The Bakers Basement, free Facepainting by Kristol, a cooking demo with recipes to try, and free apple cider at the market's information booth. Plus, Johnny Lotes will be there with their delicious corn and The Artful Cricket will be doing 5-minute henna tattoos for $5 at The Market Path! All that in addition to your very last chance of the year to shop for local fruits and veggies, meats and cheeses, sweet treats and baked goods at your local farmers market. We've had some crazy seasons wreaking crazy havoc on local farms and the market this year,…