Posts by Laura Johnston

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

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 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

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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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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Where can you rent a kayak on Lake Erie?

On a kayak, you ride inches above Lake Erie, paddling with your own power. On a placid day, the experience is serene, meditative, as you take in the scenery or wildlife. On a rougher day, it’s a thrill ride, up and down through the waves. Kayaking is the most popular form of paddling, increasing from…

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