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Thanksgiving is two weeks away.

Now more than ever, we need to be reminded:

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action.  ~W.J. Cameron

My sister helps St. Joseph’s on 16 th St. each year with their Thanksgiving dinner (needs 60 pies). Please contact me if you know of anyone that can help.

I’m sure there are many agencies that are helping the hungry, homeless and needy this year especially. (Please help one)

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us,

much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart

 as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”  ~Theodore Roosevelt

The Holiday season is coming soon and we will be preoccupied, overwhelmed and time starved.

But Please Remember:

If you count all your assets, you always show a profit.  ~Robert Quillen


Every time I go to Lakview there’s something new. Usually the view.

The people and events are always different.

I always feel better after a day at Lakeview.

The weather forecast said it was going to be bad weather.
The naysayers said it wouldn’t happen.

Well the Gods smiled down on Lorain today.

Welcome to Lorain

A lot of hard work and a lot of people made today possible.

Congresswoman Betty Sutton was so gracious, it was an honor and a pleasure to have here there for the ceremony.

I can’t tell you in words how relaxing it is to be on a boat with the wind through your hair.

It’s as if the wind blows all the cares and worries away.

I hope everyone at some point in time has the opportunity to experience all of Lorain’s Jewels.

Be Proud Lorain.

Paul Fayrewether

Saturday, August 15th
7:00 – 10:00 pm
Lorain’s favorite son, Fayrewether, returns to the Black River Landing after an extraordinary performance last year.
The show will begin at 7 pm with an acoustic performance by “Jimmy-O” until 7:45pm.
Fayrewether will then take the stage at 8pm.
Visit more information.

We attended last year and had a great time.



There was even entertainment in the audience

Where else can you get free parking

and free “QUALITY” entertainment?

Sponsored by the Lorain Port Authority.

421 Black River Lane, Lorain, OH 44052

Black River Landing is located one block East of Broadway in Downtown Lorain.   Please bring a blanket or lawn chair for your comfort!

What a great day, what a fantastic crowd.
It truly was a celebration.
Of this green space and Eric’s life.
I found this on one of the attendees, it said it all.

Thanks to Tracy Isenberg for this photo.

10:00 AM at 2nd Street and Oberlin Ave.

A lot has been put into this little green space.
Time, Care, Work, Thought…….

And Emotion.

Just before I left today a family had stopped by. Grandma, mom, brother and sister. I found out the young man was home on leave from Afghanistan, soon to return. It was rather emotional to stand there and watch him admire the carvings and have a picture of himself taken in front of them.
It made me think of my nephew in Iraq and all the other men and women who are away from home protecting us.

I appreciate their sacrifice for our country.

I send my thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

Black River Historical Society was at the Port Fest and had so many interesting displays.

I spoke to a group of young people down by the river. They were asking about the boat rides and where they went. I told them the Lighthouse, one asked, “Where is it?”. And after seeing Mr. Shawver explain the military uniforms I knew they were eager to learn and felt a little sad that even our youth is unaware of our history and even where our Lighthouse is.

Hope to see you this weekend.
A Taste of History
August 1st – Black River Landing
The Black River Historical Society will be hosting “ A Taste of History” from noon until 9 p.m. and will include “A Taste of History” will be “Antiques, Arts and Crafts Show on the River” and “Ohio Wine on the Water” wine tasting. Admission is free for the “Antiques, Arts and Crafts Show on the River.”

It really was a beautiful night Friday.

I felt there was a good turnout despite the threatening weather (didn’t miss 90 degree humidity)

This is a game I’ve never seen before….

There were a few people from Administration, Council and City workers (would love to see more)

 Hope to see you Saturday or Sunday, it’s such a pretty area and there’s so much to do.

Port Fest 2009 Schedule

A celebration of Our waterfront… Our future!
July 17th, 18th and 19th – Black River Landing
Kids rides and games, nautical gifts, artwork and apparel, and your favorite festival foods all in celebration of Our Waterfront… Our Future!
FREE Admission • FREE Parking

Festival Hours & Location:
Friday 6-11pm • Saturday 12-11pm • Sunday 12-6pm

Port Fest will be hosted at Black River Landing, one block East of Broadway in Downtown Lorain. Free parking is available throughout Downtown Lorain.

Musical Entertainment Schedule
Friday July 17, 2009 6pm-11pm
Naked Monkeys
A high energy rock band with an island attitude.
Naked Monkeys Official Website

Brigid’s Cross – Irish Rock Band
From true-to-heritage music to contemporary pieces.
Brigid’s Cross Official Website

Saturday July 18, 2009 12pm-11pm
12:00pm – 4:00pm
Children’s Learning Activities

4:00pm – 5:45pm
Voletta – Hard Rock

6:00pm – 8:30pm
The KGB – Blues/R&B
Featuring Pete Vardous, Gary Jones, Paul Christiensen, Cy Sulak, Scottie Langston and Mike Delliah.

Rare Earth – National Motown Recording Artist
Hear classics like “Get Ready” and “I Just Want to Celebrate.”

Fireworks start at 10pm

Sunday July 19, 2009 12pm-6pm
12:00pm- 2:30pm
Vinyl Groovzz – Motown/Oldies

3:00pm – 6:00pm
Bel Airs – Motown/Oldies
Carrying on the tradition of American Rhythm and Blues.

If you’re in need of time to meditate may I suggest Lakeview’s Rose Garden


Enjoy a Day at the Garden & the Beach