Groove to tunes at outdoor venues in Lorain for free summer music concerts

Everything from Elvis to polka to folk jazz is offered this summer at concerts in Lorain County Metroparks. Check out lineups at www.metroparks.cc/. A Summer Patio Concert Series runs 6:30-8 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays from June through September at Miller Nature Preserve at 2739 Center Road in Avon. Food and beverages are available at the beautiful Orchid Cafe on site. Music Under … Continue reading Groove to tunes at outdoor venues in Lorain for free summer music concerts

Sledding extravaganza at a metro park

Bring friends and your own sled and take sledding to the next social level 1-4 p.m. Dec. 27 at Bacon Woods sledding hill at Vermilion River Reservation. Free hot chocolate will be in a concessions area along with a crackling campfire. Vermilion River Reservation is at 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion. For information call 440-967-7310. Photo: Metro Creative Connection Continue reading Sledding extravaganza at a metro park

Celebrate the holidays in the old, old-fashioned way at Vermilion River Reservation

An old-fashioned holiday at Mill Hollow offers pioneer holiday festivities re-enactments at the Benjamin Bacon House. The free event presented by Lorain County Metro Parks is 3 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1 and 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Carriage Barn of Vermilion River Reservation at 51211 North Ridge Road in Vermilion. Activities in the Carriage Barn include hearth-side cooking demonstrations, live holiday … Continue reading Celebrate the holidays in the old, old-fashioned way at Vermilion River Reservation

Civil War Days ushers folks back to mid-1800s at park near Vermilion

A second annual Civil War Days offers a glimpse into a fully costumed and outfitted era with soldier encampments 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22-23 at Mill Hollow Park of Vermilion River Reservation. The family-friendly event will help youngsters see and experience an authentic soldiers’ encampment while learning about the war. Demonstrations include period cooking, photography, medicine, uniforms, other clothing, artillery fire demonstrations, drinking … Continue reading Civil War Days ushers folks back to mid-1800s at park near Vermilion

Martino’s International Café: A world of flavors

Address: 4415 Liberty Ave., Vermilion Phone number: 440-967-3463 Website: www.martinosinternationalcafe.com Social media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/Martinos-International-Cafe What if the best ethnic cuisine from the Lorain International Festival were available in a restaurant? Owner Jim Trinter launched a restaurant with that idea in 1996 a few doors down, changed the name to Martino’s International Café, then in the fall of 2013 he moved it to the current site … Continue reading Martino’s International Café: A world of flavors