Visit the Anthony-Thomas Candy Company in Hilliard to see how their products are made on a guided tour. Pick up some holiday chocolates and candy afterwards.

Anthony-Thomas tours

Anthony-Thomas Candy Company began on Broad Street. The original store offered more than just chocolates and candy, but after more demand for it than ice cream and other goods, they changed focus. The company eventually moved to its current home at 1777 Arlingate Lane on the west side. You can see the company's building when traveling on I-270 near Roberts Road. The company gives tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The cost is $1 for ages 1-18 and $2 for 19 and older. The cost of the tour can then be used toward a purchase in the gift shop. Tours last about 45 minutes and guests can see how candy is made from a glass-enclosed catwalk area.

Getting ready for the outdoors?

Outdoor items With the warmer weather, many people begin thinking about patios, gardening and being outdoors. Aldi, normally thought of as a discount grocery store, has good deals on plants, patio items and tools. A good place to find deals on nice outdoor rugs and cushions is the Frontgate Outlet at Easton Market. Now is a good time to look for deals on all of these items as most are on sale before May.

eCycle Day

The Andersons on Sawmill will be holding eCycle day on April 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get your documents shredded safely and securely during the event. Also, drop off old electronic equipment-computers, laptops, keyboards, etc. Donation of $5 is appreciated. No TVs or appliances wil be accepted.