25-50 Volunteers Expected for National Public Lands Day Event in Franklin Township

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  On Saturday, September 24, volunteers around the nation, including 25-50 at Towner’s Woods Park will visit their favorite parks, beaches, wildlife preserves, or forests and chip in to help improve these treasured places – and to celebrate National Public Lands Day, the largest volunteer day for public lands in our country. National Public Lands Day (NPLD) brings … Read more…

Towner’s Woods 40th Anniversary Celebration

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The Portage Park District will celebrate the 40th year of its most popular park, Towner’s Woods, with a community celebration at 4:00 pm, Saturday October 8th . The public is invited to attend the festivities which will include a formal proclamation of the anniversary by public officials, historical hikes, a nature photo booth, campfire, music, refreshments, and a … Read more…

Unique to this Year’s Village Peddler Festival: Mobile Diner Will Serve Up Burgers and Famous Sauce!

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Unique to this year’s festival, one local vendor will be in two totally different locations during the two-day Village Peddler Festival. Gina Giallombardo and Annette Restifo, the two Willowick women behind Carhop’s Burger Sauce will be selling their famous jars of sauce in their usual spot located in the Local Culinary Marketplace tent at the … Read more…

Music Will Take You Back to Simpler Times with Live Bluegrass & Folk Music at the Village Peddler Festival

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There is nothing better than foot stomping music to put you back to simpler times when friends gathered to enjoy conversation, good food and companionship. The musical groups performing at this year’s Village Peddler Festival held at Lake Metroparks Farmpark in Kirtland on Saturday, September 17th and Sunday, September 18th will do just that, take … Read more…

Teen Saxophone Player Eric Sconyers, Amazes Audiences with Unbelievable Talent – Upcoming Performance at Village Peddler Festival

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With “gigs” in restaurants, wineries, festivals and events, 15-year- old Eric Sconyers is taking Northeast Ohio by storm. For the last five years, as other kids were playing with Legos, Eric was perfecting his talent by playing his saxophone and entertaining people of all ages. He mostly performs by himself but has sat in with bands like Festivus and … Read more…