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Lakeside Chautauqua named one of 10 ‘Best Little Beach Towns on Great Lakes’

By Laura Johnston | April 25, 2018

Lakeside Chautauqua is the only Ohio town named to Coastal Living’s list of 10 Best Little Beach Towns on the Great Lakes. “Since 1874, Lakeside has been Ohio’s answer to New York’s Chautauqua,” the magazine writes. “Tidy 19th-century summer cottages remain the heart of this quiet beach town. Stroll the village’s Lakefront Path, overflowing beds…

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North Coast Harbor’s transformation from passenger pier to play place: Remember when

By Laura Johnston | April 25, 2018

North Coast Harbor used to be a parking lot. The water hemmed in by Voinovich Park? Yep, it was blacktop serving Cleveland Municipal Stadium, said Downtown Cleveland Alliance President Joe Marinucci. But for decades long before that, Cleveland’s front porch — downtown district stretching from Burke Lakefront Airport to FirstEnergy Stadium, dubbed “Where the city…

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6 ways to play after work at North Coast Harbor this summer

By Laura Johnston | April 25, 2018

Looking to get active on the lakeshore? Cleveland’s front porch, North Coast Harbor, offers sports nearly every weeknight this summer. And many of them are free! You can get in shape for your first 5K, get zen doing yoga on the grass of Voinovich Park, play volleyball with your pals or even toss a Bocce…

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Cleveland Metroparks announce Edgewater, Euclid Beach Live concert schedules

By Laura Johnston | April 24, 2018

Mark your calendars for Cleveland Metroparks’ free summer concerts Thursdays at Edgewater Live and Friday at Euclid Beach Live, beginning May 31 and June 1 and running through the first week of August. Aside from the bands, visitors can sample a rotating lineup of more than a dozen Cleveland food trucks each week and enjoy…

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Cleveland to host Navy Week in summer 2018

By Laura Johnston | April 23, 2018

The U.S. Navy is coming to Cleveland this summer during one of only 14 Navy Weeks nationwide in 2018. The Navy and its ships will be in port Aug. 27-Sept. 2. That coincides with the Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport on Labor Day weekend, featuring the iconic U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying acrobatics…

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Lake Shore Boulevard with a private beach: Lake Erie House of the Week

By Laura Johnston | April 23, 2018

This traditional white Colonial in Lakeline Village in Lake County comes with a picket fence and a private beach on Lake Erie. The 3,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, two-bathroom house is listed at $550,000. It was built in 1923 and includes a living room with granite fireplace, sunroom, kitchen with hickory cabinets, three-car garage and walk-out basement with…

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Where to go and what to pack for a romantic picnic on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

By Laura Johnston | April 20, 2018

Pack a picnic and wow your date on the shores of Lake Erie. The concept is deceptively simple: a little food al fresco. But a picnic shows your thoughtfulness. Add a plaid blanket in a classic basket, and you’ve got a picturesque setting that will make your Instagram followers swoon. We haven’t quite reached beach…

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Megan Patton rows from novice to veteran with Western Reserve Rowing Association: Erie Interviews

By Laura Johnston | April 19, 2018

Meet Megan Patton, a Western Reservation Rowing Association board member who has rowed in the association summer league for seven years. She started when her oldest son joined the crew team freshman year for St. Ignatius High School. Some of the moms wanted to try. “It just looked really fun,” said Patton,  55, of Fairview…

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Surf’s up at Edgewater Beach

By Laura Johnston | April 17, 2018

You gotta have the right wind to surf in Cleveland. When the winds are blowing hard from the northeast, surfers grab their wetsuits and boards and head to the beach, no matter the temperature. And on Sunday, that air temperature was 38 degrees. Water temperature: 39 degrees. And it was raining. Why is this fun?…

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The Great Lakes’ plastic problem, and how we can clean up the beaches

By Laura Johnston | April 6, 2018

Cleveland – along with its Lake Erie neighbor, Detroit — ranks near the top for plastic pollution in the Great Lakes. Together, the United States and Canada discard 22 million pounds of plastic into Great Lakes waters, according to a Rochester Institute of Technology study. Much of it — including fast-food straws, cigar tips and…

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Lakeside Chautauqua named one of 10 ‘Best Little Beach Towns on Great Lakes’

By Laura Johnston | April 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Lakeside Chautauqua named one of 10 ‘Best Little Beach Towns on Great Lakes’

Lakeside Chautauqua is the only Ohio town named to Coastal Living’s list of 10 Best Little Beach Towns on the Great Lakes. “Since 1874, Lakeside has been Ohio’s answer to New York’s Chautauqua,” the magazine writes. “Tidy 19th-century summer cottages remain the heart of this quiet beach town. Stroll the village’s Lakefront Path, overflowing beds…

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North Coast Harbor’s transformation from passenger pier to play place: Remember when

By Laura Johnston | April 25, 2018 | Comments Off on North Coast Harbor’s transformation from passenger pier to play place: Remember when

North Coast Harbor used to be a parking lot. The water hemmed in by Voinovich Park? Yep, it was blacktop serving Cleveland Municipal Stadium, said Downtown Cleveland Alliance President Joe Marinucci. But for decades long before that, Cleveland’s front porch — downtown district stretching from Burke Lakefront Airport to FirstEnergy Stadium, dubbed “Where the city…

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6 ways to play after work at North Coast Harbor this summer

By Laura Johnston | April 25, 2018 | Comments Off on 6 ways to play after work at North Coast Harbor this summer

Looking to get active on the lakeshore? Cleveland’s front porch, North Coast Harbor, offers sports nearly every weeknight this summer. And many of them are free! You can get in shape for your first 5K, get zen doing yoga on the grass of Voinovich Park, play volleyball with your pals or even toss a Bocce…

Read More

Cleveland Metroparks announce Edgewater, Euclid Beach Live concert schedules

By Laura Johnston | April 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Cleveland Metroparks announce Edgewater, Euclid Beach Live concert schedules

Mark your calendars for Cleveland Metroparks’ free summer concerts Thursdays at Edgewater Live and Friday at Euclid Beach Live, beginning May 31 and June 1 and running through the first week of August. Aside from the bands, visitors can sample a rotating lineup of more than a dozen Cleveland food trucks each week and enjoy…

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Cleveland to host Navy Week in summer 2018

By Laura Johnston | April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Cleveland to host Navy Week in summer 2018

The U.S. Navy is coming to Cleveland this summer during one of only 14 Navy Weeks nationwide in 2018. The Navy and its ships will be in port Aug. 27-Sept. 2. That coincides with the Cleveland National Air Show at Burke Lakefront Airport on Labor Day weekend, featuring the iconic U.S. Navy Blue Angels flying acrobatics…

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Lake Shore Boulevard with a private beach: Lake Erie House of the Week

By Laura Johnston | April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Lake Shore Boulevard with a private beach: Lake Erie House of the Week

This traditional white Colonial in Lakeline Village in Lake County comes with a picket fence and a private beach on Lake Erie. The 3,800-square-foot, five-bedroom, two-bathroom house is listed at $550,000. It was built in 1923 and includes a living room with granite fireplace, sunroom, kitchen with hickory cabinets, three-car garage and walk-out basement with…

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Where to go and what to pack for a romantic picnic on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

By Laura Johnston | April 20, 2018 | Comments Off on Where to go and what to pack for a romantic picnic on Lake Erie: Romance the Lake

Pack a picnic and wow your date on the shores of Lake Erie. The concept is deceptively simple: a little food al fresco. But a picnic shows your thoughtfulness. Add a plaid blanket in a classic basket, and you’ve got a picturesque setting that will make your Instagram followers swoon. We haven’t quite reached beach…

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Lake Erie weekend marine forecast: April 20-22

By Kelly Reardon | April 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Lake Erie weekend marine forecast: April 20-22

A beautiful spring weekend is ahead for Lake Erie. If you’re a surfer trying to catch some waves, Friday is your day, especially in the morning. While a small craft advisory is in effect until 10 a.m., that means killer waves for surfers, hitting 3 to 4 feet. The waves will calm through Friday afternoon,…

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Rascal Flatts to headline second Bash on the Bay

By Laura Johnston | April 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Rascal Flatts to headline second Bash on the Bay

A year after Toby Keith rocked Put-in-Bay, Rascal Flatts will headline the second annual Bash at the Bay Aug. 30 at the Put-in-Bay Airport. Tickets will go on sale Friday, ranging $69 to $175 on ETIX. Rascal Flatts, originally from Columbus, is well known for hit songs like “These Days” and “Bless The Broken Road.” Opening…

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Megan Patton rows from novice to veteran with Western Reserve Rowing Association: Erie Interviews

By Laura Johnston | April 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Megan Patton rows from novice to veteran with Western Reserve Rowing Association: Erie Interviews

Meet Megan Patton, a Western Reservation Rowing Association board member who has rowed in the association summer league for seven years. She started when her oldest son joined the crew team freshman year for St. Ignatius High School. Some of the moms wanted to try. “It just looked really fun,” said Patton,  55, of Fairview…

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