- Wednesday, 10 September 2014 19:09
- by WJ Keach
Where those with little imagination see a tired old building, Leroy Heritage Association members see a piece of area history worth preserving.
“I remember as a little girl crawling under the robes of people in the choir during Sunday services,” reminisced Lori Watson, secretary of the Leroy Heritage
- Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:34
- by WJ Keach
“This is the first time this commemoration – known as World Ranger Day -- has been held at this site,” said Andrew Mizsak, executive director of Friends of James A. Garfield National Historic Site. “Sixty-seven Rangers were killed worldwide between Aug. 1, 2013 and July 31, 2014. Nineteen more were added
- Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:31
- by WJ Keach
The “Bags” in the event’s title refers to the bags tossed in corn hole games. “Bones” refers to what’s left on the plate after people finished their barbequed rib dinners.
Although there breathes nary a soul so dead who doesn’t love an exciting game of corn hole, the highlight of the festival was the rib cook-off.
Barbecue has a messy, greasy-fingered, slippery grip on Mentor, with three restaurants
- Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:29
- by Beatrice Shannon
The building renovation (formerly Staples), done by Then Design, Inc. of Willoughby and PCS Contractors, took four months to complete and houses offices,
- Wednesday, 10 September 2014 18:24
- by Rose Moore
Rose Around TownMy recent story on the history of the Mentor Headlands brought a question from a reader. He had heard "rumors" of a tidal wave or tsunami at the Headlands many years ago, and he wondered if that was just an urban legend.
No, that's not an urban legend, though Lake Erie doesn't have anything that could accurately be called a "tidal wave" or tsunami. What we do have occasionally are smaller entities called seiches---pronounced "saysh" or "sesh-ay" or "sigh-sh," depending on where in the world you are discussing them. Seiche is a French word
- Wednesday, 10 September 2014 17:35
- by Marian McMahon
Lake Metroparks Executive Director Paul Palagyi said the park system entered into a 25-year cooperative lease agreement with the Painesville Township Park Board of Commissioners to manage and operate the park in 1991.
“The lease was expiring here in 2016, so we’ve been talking to them for the last year and a half about what we’re going to do moving forward,” Palagyi said. “The
- Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:35
- Martha Sorohan
CONNEAUT - Record re-enactors, record crowds, and new weapons made the weekend’s 15th annual D-Day Event at Township Park one to remember.
- Wednesday, 20 August 2014 20:26
Discover the nature of art from a feminine perspective in this multi-media show featuring Jaymi Zents, Britta Franz and Lisa Ruschman; three talented local artists, each with her own unique interpretation of the world around us. From lush floral and Italian Renaissance-inspired figures, to modern mosaics
- Tuesday, 05 August 2014 11:00
- Zachary Dzurick
This week Larry from Ashtabula invited Zach to play Disc Golf.
When I was a schoolteacher, my car’s trunk could have passed for a small sporting goods store. Of course there were basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, baseballs, softballs, dodgeballs and footballs, but I also had bats, bases, jump ropes and pinnies. The one thing that did not fit in my trunk was a portable Frisbee catcher.
I bought it out of a catalog with my own money and used it as unit in gym class and sometimes at recess. I would set up a small course and move it around to pre-marked spots.
I have not taught for many years, and it started to take up dust in my parents’ basement until my nieces discovered it one summer and wanted to know what it was. We patched it up and it was fun for about a half hour until they lost interest.
So I was intrigued that there was a real Disc Golf Course at Lake Shore Park and is the home course of the Shoot the Breeze Disc Golf Club. If you visit www.shootthebreezediscgolf.com, you can read about the history of the sport and the course itself. There is even a virtual tour of the course.
I contacted the club and the current president Larry Jennings invited me to join the members of their handicap league on a Wednesday evening.
Jennings told me at one point, the club would attract 15-20 on Sunday night and maybe half on a weeknight. The club now gets about four to six on Wednesday nights. While the average age of the sport across the county is a young, in Ashtabula the regulars are in their mid 40s.
On the day I stopped by the course, Jennings was joined by Bob Klinger, Reggy Woodworth and Kevin Smith. For their league, each hole is considered par 3. The rules are basically the same as golf. The holes range from 160 to 500 yards. The course is quite hilly and there are a lot of trees.