Veterans Day ceremony in Amherst honors brave sacrifices

Hundreds gather every year in a parking lot on Park Avenue to honor veterans in Amherst. A focal point is a veterans mural covering an exterior wall of a building. Conceptualized and painted by Amherst artist Mike Sekletar and others who helped him, the mural depicts scenes of veterans of major wars. The emotions conjured are moving. The most recent mural features portraits of Lorain … Continue reading Veterans Day ceremony in Amherst honors brave sacrifices

Halloween Fair offers family-friendly and spooky fun at Carlisle Reservation

Halloween is a big deal each year at Lorain County Metro Parks Carlisle Reservation in LaGrange. Check out what is planned this year at the Halloween Fair. The family-friendly trail opens 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., with a spooky trail open 7 to 10 p.m., on Oct. 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. The cost is $3 per person, with children ages 3 years and younger admitted free. … Continue reading Halloween Fair offers family-friendly and spooky fun at Carlisle Reservation

Horse-drawn hay wagon rides and corn maze planned at Carlisle Reservation

It’s all about togetherness in the outdoors as Lorain County Metro Parks presents horse-drawn hay wagon rides and a corn maze. The rides happen from noon to 3:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from Sept. 15 through Oct. 7 at the Equestrian Center of Carlisle Reservation at 13630 Diagonal Road in LaGrange. Also, a special Friday evening Sunset Celebration, including fall hay wagon rides and corn … Continue reading Horse-drawn hay wagon rides and corn maze planned at Carlisle Reservation

FireFish arts festival emerges in Lorain

Dust off memories of FireFish Festival of days gone by, share the stories and then tuck them away. This year the arts extravaganza will blaze new expressions from talented youngsters and old masters wielding paint, metal, music, dance, food, fire and light both individually and in groups. The festival opens 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21 on Broadway Avenue between Erie Avenue and 5th Street … Continue reading FireFish arts festival emerges in Lorain

Authentic Greek food in the spotlight during festival in Lorain

In a category of trying something new, a 2018 Greek Food Festival provides a great reason this weekend to visit St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Lorain.   The festival features authentic Greek food, a gyro drive-thru, a room full of Greek pastries, Greek dancing and a silent auction. Live music sets the stage for fun inside and out. The festival is 11 a.m. to … Continue reading Authentic Greek food in the spotlight during festival in Lorain