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EASTWOOD MALL HOLIDAY HOURS: The Eastwood Mall will be closed Thanksgiving but will be open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Black Friday, Nov. 27, to kick off the holiday shopping season.

The mall’s holiday hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 28; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 29; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Nov. 30 to Dec. 5; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 7-12; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 14; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 15-18; 10 a.m. to 12 a.m. Dec. 19; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 20; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 21-23; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 24; and closed Christmas.

The mall reopens 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 26.

Santa Claus will be available to hear the Christmas wishes of children. Santa will be enclosed in an acrylic Santa Booth that will be sanitized after every visit. Parents can reserve a visit with Santa at www.ediimaging.com/xmas. Select the bookings tab to select a date and time.

HEALTHY TREASURES MARKS 25TH YEAR: Healthy Treasures health food store, 40 W. Board St., Newton Falls, celebrated its silver business anniversary Saturday with educational lectures, food samples and more.

The store was opened after a personal experience for owner Synthia Suzelis and her family. More than 35 years ago, her third child was born with severe birth defects. Young Blake underwent multiple surgeries and the traditional medical community told her and her husband that her son never would have a full life even if he survived.

Not willing to accept this diagnosis, she began searching for alternatives. Her research led her to a doctor who favored homeopathic treatment and worked with her son and taught his mother about the field. The treatment was a success. He is now a healthy man with a career and family of his own. Emboldened by this success, Suzelis wanted to help other families live their healthiest lives, too, and her career as a holistic health practitioner was started.

ENDOWED CHAIR IN NURSING CREATED: Akron Children’s Hospital has established the Grace Wakulchik Endowed Chair in Nursing.

The hospital’s president and CEO, Grace Wakulchik, endowed the chair to recognize outstanding nursing administrators and provide a source of income to support nursing projects and programs that advance quality health care for children.

The inaugural chair holder will be Christine Young, MSN, MBA, RN, NEA-BC, chief nursing officer and chief of hospital-based services at Akron Children’s. Young joined the hospital in 2012 as the director of neonatal services and was key leader in the design and transition of three neonatal units to the single patient room model of care.

People on the Move

BRISTOL WOMAN NAMED CFO: Courtney L. Mahan of Bristol recently was named chief financial officer of Stow-based Ferry Industries, Inc., producer of rotational molding machinery for the global plastics industry.

Mahan has been with Ferry Industries for three years as accounting manager and then controller. She is a graduate of Kent State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, plus an MBA from Cleveland State University.

Ferry Industries designs and manufactures rotational molding equipment in three configurations: carousel, in-line shuttle and rocking oven, for use in industries ranging from playground equipment to kayaks to large-scale tanks. The company also engineers custom machines for its expanding domestic and international markets.

Ferry has an installed base of more than 1,400 machines in more than 60 countries. Ferry also produces ancillary support equipment to automate and streamline production for increased speed, economy and consistency.

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