Survive the Winter Like a Local
From sub-zero temperatures to snowpocalypse to random spring days in January, this winter has thrown everyone for a loop -- even seasoned Clevelanders. These Keep It Local Members are here to help residents and business owners beat the chill with winter gear, warm food and cost saving measures.
Dress for the weather
Derek Skapes, owner of local outdoor apparel provider The Everarbor Company, has some advice for folks still chasing outdoor adventure in below freezing temps:
With the fluctuation in temperatures and precipitation in Northeast Ohio throughout the winter months, it is most important to keep yourself dry. Secondly, it is also just as important to wear base layers and to keep your “core” warm. At Everarbor we are running sales on all of our winter gear in the store after the holidays.
As we prep for the spring season, we are hoping to get rid of all of the inventory for the winter months. Please feel free to show this article at checkout either on your phone or print it out to receive 15% off your total purchase of ANYTHING in the store. We still have water-resistant hoodies, knitted stocking hats, winter beanies, Cloudburst (moisture-wicking lines raincoats), neck/head Frills (gaiters), and a limited selection of base layer designs left in the store.
Local Tailor Amy Roth is offering 10% off tailoring for all winter coats to make sure you have the right fit for your outer layer. Now is also the perfect time to bring in spring and summer apparel so you’re ready when the seasons turn!
Eat to Warm Up
Besides the cold weather, January is National Soup Month! That makes it all the more fitting to stock up on soups from Nine Spoons Soups to stay warm. They are available in the freezer section at several local retail locations. Just some of their classic cozy flavors are Wedding, Classic minestrone and Zesty tomato basil bisque.
Save Money this Winter
Lower temperatures means higher heating bills. Local energy adviser EnergyPriceChoice has a message about offering a helping hand with costs this winter:
This winter has been a cold one with signs pointing to even colder days ahead. We at EnergyPriceChoice.com understand the colder it is, the higher your energy bills are. This may put a strain on your finances and in extreme cases, can put you in the rears with utility companies. That’s why we want to help you save money this winter.
You can make sure your winter energy costs don’t get out of hand by going to EnergyPriceChoice.com/save to lower your energy supply rates. It’s fast and easy to sign up. Have your utility bill ready and sign up today to start saving.
EnergyPriceChoice.com has chat, email, and phone support to help you with any questions or concerns you may have. Stay safe, warm, and happy this winter.