In 1932, 3,000 rose bushes grow at Lorain’s Lakeview Park to honor the city’s war veterans. Now, individuals can sponsor roses, donating money in honor of relatives who have died or to celebrate milestones. For example, a rose bush donated by the Slusher Family in memory of Edith Kratt. “Edith lived for 72 years on…

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The Holiday has been a fixture in Cleveland for decades. The 65-foot party boat has hosted weddings, escorted scuba divers to shipwrecks and ferried anglers to fishing hotspots across Lake Erie. And now she’s back in the water, after eight months of U.S. Coast Guard inspections, work on the dry dock and fresh paint. “It’s…

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You get to the beach, and you whip out your phone, to try to capture the scene. But all that gorgeousness can look flat on your screen. “Standing in the sand, taking a picture with your iPhone doesn’t always allow you to capture the aesthetics,” said Eric Johnston, owner of Way Up Aerial Images. Drone…

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The Lorain lighthouse tilts 7 degrees to the east. That’s because in 1969, a Canadian freighter struck the concrete base. You can see the jagged crack when you tour the light, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. You can also see the old water cistern in the basement, the original steel doors on…

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Bring a blanket and enjoy Music Under the Stars on a Sunday evening at Lakeview Park in Lorain. All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. June 10: USA Country July 8: Credo August 12: Blue Lunch Sept. 9: Justo Saborit  

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Join us on the beach at Lakeview Park in Lorain this summer and fall for free yoga sessions. June: Fridays 9 a.m. Family Fun Flow June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 July: Sundays 7 a.m. Sunday Sunrise July 8 and 22 (Special Sunrise Yoga July 14) Aug: Thursdays 8 p.m. Sunset Salutations August 2,…

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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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For decades, the tan cinderblock Harbor House was a bathhouse, with concessions, restrooms and showers for Lorain’s Century Park and its Lake Erie beach. The building hosted boxing matches, too, and for years was used as Santa Land, with a peppermint print on the floor and walls and ceilings painted black. But then it was abandoned,…

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The Rockin’ on the River summer Friday-and-Saturday night concert series at Black River Landing embraces all sorts of music, from country legends to boy bands. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for the shows, most of which cost $5 and run until 11 p.m. You can buy season’s tickets for $80. Lawn chairs are allowed, but…

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  The free Paddle and Pedal Fest at Lorain’s Lakeview Park offers four hours of fun activities, with educational displays, a band, try-it sessions of kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and canoes. There’s even an area where kids can try. Take a free class. (Registration required) 11-11:45 a.m. – Canoe 12:30-1:15 p.m. – SUP 2-2:45 p.m. –…

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