The Case sale is a four-day event held this year at the university's Adelbert Gym on Adelbert Rd. in University Circle. This year, so far, they have collected more than 70,000 titles, including some first editions and other collectibles. The sale, sponsored by the Case Adult Continuing Education Department, has something for everyone, including paperbacks, records, a large children's section, and a host of other subjects.
The pre-sale (early admission for $20) is Saturday May 31st from 10am - Noon. Otherwise the sale is free and open Saturday from noon to 5pm, noon to 5pm on Sunday and Monday, and from 10am - 1pm on Tuesday. Monday is "reduced price" day and Tuesday is "box day", where you can fill a box full of books for just $5. For more information, see the Case website. Happy Hunting!
The area museums, including the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Botanical Garden, and the Western Reserve Historical Society are open late and have reduced admission prices. Wade Oval Wednesdays are scheduled each week from June 11 through August 27.
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I just got an email from Secor's Nursery in Lake County that they will have berries ready to pick around June 7. Areas further in from Lake Erie will probably have berries a couple of days earlier. In fact, the berries are just starting to ripen all over the Buckeye state. For a comprehensive, by county, list of the area "pick your own" farms, click here. I'm making buckets of strawberry freezer jam with mine.
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Just an hour's drive east of Cleveland is a quirky little lakeside resort with wineries, sunsets and bed and breakfast inns that rival anything California can throw at you--at a fraction of the cost. Geneva-on-the-Lake, developed in the early 20th century features lakeside cottages, sand beaches, excellent restaurants, antique shops--and wineries.
Highlights include the beach at the Geneva State Park, the charming lakefront Lakehouse Inn and Winery and a chili dog at Eddie's Grill (pictured above.) If you haven't been to Geneva-on-the-Lake (or if you haven't been lately), you owe yourself a trip this summer or fall.
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Today is election day in Ohio. The polls are open from 630am to 730pm. If you have to walk, beg a ride, or borrow a car, make sure that you get to your precinct today and cast your vote. Below are a few resources to help you vote:
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Today, the Garden's exhibits includes a Costa Rica Cloud Forest, a Lily Pond (pictured at right), a Rose Garden, and a Children's Gardens, complete with a tree house and watery bog, one of the few such gardens in the United States. The Garden's exhibits are particularly lovely this time of year.
Join me for a spring walk through Cleveland's Botanical Garden.
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(photo of First Energy Stadium © 2006 S. Mitchell; licensed to About, Inc.)
These days, Cinco de Mayo is an occasion for a feast, music, and dance. In Cleveland, try Luchita's on W. 117th St. or in Elyria, Mentor, and Hudson; Zocalo on Cleveland's East Fourth Street; or Momocho on Fulton Avenue in Ohio City.
To Learn More About Cinco de Mayo, read:
Many of these sites are open to the public, including the dramatic and fascinating Serpent Mound (pictured above). Some even have museums and visitors centers accompanying them. Visiting Ohio's Indian mounds makes an interesting and educational summer weekend sidetrip from Cleveland.
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Particularly convenient is Edgewater Park (pictured at left), just west of downtown. Not only does it have 900 feet of white sand, it offers one of the city's best views of the downtown Cleveland skyline.
(Photo Courtesy of Ohio Dept of Travel and Tourism.)