Can you wear your good jewelry to the beach? Absolutely! The freshwater of Lake Erie poses no issues for fine metals like gold and silver, or to hard gemstones like diamonds, rubies or sapphires, said Tammy Oreskovic-Geraci of Peter & Co. Jewelers. But you’ve gotta watch out for sunscreen and sand. “That sand is everywhere,…

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Imagine dinner on the platform of a historic lighthouse, four courses with four wines as the sun sets over Lake Erie. The Lorain Lighthouse Foundation, working with the Jackalope Lakeside restaurant, hosts the dinners Tuesday-Thursday from June 12 through Sept. 11 at the light, built in 1917 by the Army Corps of Engineers. The white…

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I gotta say, Mother’s Day is my favorite holiday. It’s like the whole world is celebrating moms. And we don’t have to cook or clean or — hopefully — chastise our kids. Yes, guys, Mother’s Day is coming up. Write it down. It’s Sunday, May 13. When I was a kid, every year, we asked…

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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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You’ve got your groom, or your bride. You’ve picked out the flowers and the gown or the tux. Now what backdrop would be best for wedding photos you’ll treasure forever? Lake Erie, obviously.  Do you want a snappy bright blue sky and rollicking waves that scream HAPPIEST DAY OF OUR LIVES! Or are you going…

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Happy Valentine’s Day! To honor the most romantic and gushy of holidays — and remind you that, yes, the ice will eventually melt and the weather will be warm again — we’re featuring the stories of three couples who fell in love on Lake Erie. That love transcends the lake’s pink-and-orange sunsets, and strolls on…

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Perhaps a tromp on the ice dunes lacks the obvious romance of a barefoot walk along the surf. But Lake Erie is still gorgeous in winter, and its sunsets still cast a golden glow (albeit hours earlier). So why not make lakefront plans for Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re looking for a decadent dinner, a swanky…

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