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Updated Articles and Resources

By Sandy Mitchell

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Cleveland Labor Day Events Created: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      The Cleveland National Air Show is back for 2014, but it's not the only event happening during Labor Day weekend in Northeast Ohio.
    • Burning River Fest Created: Friday, March 14, 2008 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Cleveland Ohio's Burning River Fest, begun in 2002, showcases environmental issues while creating an enjoyable day of food, music, and outdoor fun. The event is the brainchild of the Great Lakes Brewing Company, who crafts a Burning River Ale, a name that evokes the sad chapter in the city's history when in the 1970s the Cuyahoga River caught fire several times.
    • All-American Soap Box Derby Created: Saturday, May 20, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The All-American Soap Box Derby is an annual event held in late July or early August at Akron's Derby Downs race track. The race event is surrounded by a week full of activities, including a parade, a rally, and celebrity appearances.
    • A Fan's Guide to Cleveland Browns Training Camp Created: Sunday, July 23, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      Heading out to Berea for the Cleveland Browns Training Camp this summer? Here's what you need to know to make the most of this free and fun event.
    • Holden Arboretum Created: Wednesday, April 05, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The Holden Arboretum, located east of Cleveland in Kirtland, Ohio, is a 3000+ acre showplace for indigenous Ohio plants, flowers, trees, and wildlife. The beautiful park features specialty gardens, miles of hiking trails for all skill levels, and a constant schedule of educational events and exhibits.
    • The Ohio State Fair Created: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The Ohio State Fair, begun in 1850, has grown to become one of the largest state fairs in the United States. The 12-day event, held each year in early August at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, features live music; carnival rides, the best of Ohio livestock; produce, and crafts; and all the fair food you can handle.
    • The Great Geauga County Fair Created: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      The Great Geauga County Fair, held at the Geauga County Fairground in Burton over Labor Day weekend each year, is Ohio's oldest county fair. Learn more about this exciting northeast Ohio event.
    • Maumee Bay State Park Created: Thursday, April 05, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      If you're looking for a fun, all-season family vacation spot, Maumee Bay State Park , The park offers year-round activities, camping, golf, and a luxurious lodge and conference center.
    • Cleveland Torso Murders Created: Sunday, November 11, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      One of the most infamous crime sprees in Northeast Ohio were the so-called "Torso" murders of the mid-1930s. Still unsolved, the gruesome crimes were the talk of the decade and challenged safety director Eliot Ness and the Cleveland Police for years.
    • Cleveland Irish Cultural Festival Created: Wednesday, June 04, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Cleveland's Irish Cultural Festival has been highlighting Irish music, food, art, and dance for more than 25 years. Held each July at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds in Berea, Ohio, the event is one of the area's most popular summer festivals.
    • What is Cleveland's Nickname? Created: Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Cleveland has been called many things since Moses Cleaveland and his surveying team set foot there on June 22, 1796. Here are just a few.
    • Carl B. Stokes Created: Thursday, October 26, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      Carl B. Stokes is best known for being Cleveland's 51st mayor - the first African-American mayor of a major United States city. He was also a soldier, a lawyer, a member of the Ohio House of Representatives, a broadcaster, a judge, a father, brother to a Congressman, and a US Ambassador. Read more about this fascinating Clevelander.
    • Songs about Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Created: Sunday, February 13, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      We may not have romantic ballads like "I left my heart in San Francisco" or iconic anthems like "New York New York," but Cleveland has had plenty of songs written about her. Here are just a few.
    • Lake County Fair Created: Saturday, March 08, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The Lake County Fair, held at the Lake County Fairground in Painesville each August features livestock, live entertainment, a midway of rides, and lots of fair food, just to name a few attractions.
    • Cuyahoga County Fair Created: Friday, July 06, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
      The Cuyahoga County Fair combines plenty of animal and produce exhibits with rides, music, food, and fun. Learn more about this Cleveland area fair.
    • Vintage Ohio Wine Festival Created: Saturday, June 30, 2007 Updated: Thursday, July 10, 2014
      Vintage Ohio is a two-day festival that showcases Ohio wine, food, and music. The event, held at Lake Metroparks' Farmpark just east of Cleveland, features wine samples, ohio food vendors, craft exhibits and demonstrations, and food samples from area restaurants.
    • Cleveland Fourth of July Activities Created: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014
      Get out and celebrate the Fourth of July in and around Cleveland at one -- or more -- of these family-friendly fireworks, music, and festival events.
    • Thistledown Race Track Created: Friday, April 20, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Thistledown Race Track, just east of Cleveland Ohio, offers live thoroughbred racing from April to mid-November, as well as simulcast racing from around the world. The one-mile oval dirt track is ...
    • Lake Farmpark Created: Friday, March 10, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Lake Farmpark is a delightful working farm and learning center, just 25 miles east of downtown Cleveland. See 50 different breeds of livestock, marvel at honey and maple syrup being made, and enjoy one of the many special events, such as the annual Vintage Ohio wine festival held at the park. It's fun for the whole family.
    • Sweetwater Landing in Rocky River Ohio Created: Monday, March 27, 2006 Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014
      Sweetwater Landing is located at the Emerald Necklace Marina in the Rocky River Reservation of the Metroparks system, just off of Detroit Road between Lakewood and Rocky River. The facility includes a seasonal grill with a patio overlooking the river as well as the Waterside Room, a party room, capable of handling up to 100 guests.
    • Solon School District 2014-2015 Calendar Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Are you wondering when the Solon City School District is scheduling its breaks? We have the current calendar.
    • How to Get Tickets for the Gay Games 2014 in Cleveland Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Are you interested in getting tickets to the Gay Games in Cleveland August 9-16. The good news is that most events are free. However, for the opening and closing ceremonies and a couple of the sports, you'll need to purchase tickets in advance.
    • Where to Stay in Cleveland for the Gay Games 2014 Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Are you attending the Gay Games in Cleveland August 9-16, 2014? If so, we have what you need to know about finding a place to stay.
    • Free Things to Do in Dayton Ohio Created: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Enjoying Dayton Ohio doesn't have to cost a fortune. This friendly southwestern Ohio city offers a wealth of parks, museums, historic neighborhoods, and other attractions that are free to the public.
    • Dayton Kids Activities Created: Tuesday, September 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Are you looking for something to do with the kids or grandkids in Dayton? The Birthplace of Aviation offers a host of attractions, activities and parks--something to interest all age groups.
    • Where to Camp in and around the Lake Erie Islands Created: Monday, June 30, 2014 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Are you looking for somewhere to camp while you visit the Lake Erie islands? There are several options, including three state parks.
    • What to See and Do at Geneva-on-the-Lake Created: Wednesday, February 22, 2012 Updated: Monday, June 30, 2014
      Geneva-on-the-Lake, located on the shores of Lake Erie about an hour's drive east of Cleveland, was one of Ohio's first lakeside resorts. Today, the popular resort community boasts antique stores, ...
    • Erie PA Fourth of July Activities Created: Sunday, May 12, 2013 Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014
      Get out and celebrate the Fourth of July in and around Erie PA at one -- or more -- of these family-friendly fireworks, music, and festival events. (updated for 2014.)
    • Toledo Zoo Created: Monday, January 07, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      The Toledo Zoo, with more than 5,300 animals representing over 760 species, is consistently considered one of the top zoological institutions in the country. Encompassing the area between the Anthony Wayne Trail and Broadway, The Toledo Zoo is located just four miles from downtown Toledo.
    • Cleveland May Events Created: Friday, February 24, 2006 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Learn all about the fun and exciting things going on in Cleveland during the month of May. (updated for 2014)
    • Cincinnati Fourth of July Activities Created: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Get out and celebrate the Fourth of July in and around Cincinnati at one -- or more -- of these family-friendly fireworks, music, and festival events. Updated for 2013" ite#if expr="$zTP='t3'" --> ...
    • Lake Erie Fishing Charters Created: Friday, February 22, 2008 Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014
      Lake Erie is known for its sportsfishing from Toledo to Buffalo, New York. The Lake is particularly abundant in walleye and yellow perch, but a variety of other fish, such as largemouth bass, north...

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