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Swim season 2007

Kim Palmer  |  11/14/07 @ 6:44pm

The surface temperature of Lake Erie has hit a temperate 70 degrees recently-swim-able for some but will you take the plunge?Well, if you do decide to swim in our fair lake this summer you can visit a number of sites (or call) that offer up-to-the-hour information about water conditions. Between Memorial and Labor Day, Ohio beaches are monitored and tested...more

Run for a cause

Kim Palmer  |  11/14/07 @ 6:43pm

We all know that exercise is good for you, and running, for those who can do it, is one of the best ways to get healthy. Although there are many of us who enjoy a quiet, solitary run, there's nothing quite like crossing the finish line at organized racing event.For those who have never participated in one of these sporting...more

Cinco de Mayo and sunshine

Kim Palmer  |  11/14/07 @ 6:42pm

Spring is here but: What to do to fill that big gap between Earth and Memorial Day? How about taking advantage of one of the handful of outdoor, get-in-touch-with-nature events this Saturday.First thing in the morning there is the Cinco de Mayo migration at the Dike 14 nature preserve which includes guided hour-long hikes every 30 minutes and boat tours....more

Spring mix

Kim Palmer  |  11/14/07 @ 6:41pm

It's springtime in Ohio and outside everything is turning green. Why not take advantage of all that green by bringing some inside by visiting one of the area's open-air markets.Some fresh-air markets like North Union are up and running while City Fresh and Countryside Conservancy are gearing up to offer locally-grown foods and products to Ohioans.City Fresh begins offering Share...more

Lake updates

Kim Palmer  |  11/14/07 @ 6:40pm

Summer 2007 will come with a number of opportunities and challenges, according to the Ohio Coastal Resource Management Project (OCRMP). As always there's some good news, not-so-good news and some opportunities to get involved in the water quality of Lake Erie.The Good News: An Ohio Sea Grant study found that when Lake Erie water clarity and quality increased, so do...more

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