Outdoors

Outdoors

What’s In Your Car’s Winter Emergency Kit? Wait, You Don’t Have One? Start Here

Winter has been slow to come to Northeast Ohio, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be ready for icy roads and blowing snow. Here's a checklist for what you need to keep in your car to stay safe this winter. ...
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Snowshoes, Cleared Snow & More. Hit a Trail Regardless of the Weather

We know how it is. Cabin fever sets in shortly after the holidays and persists through April. You WANT to get outside and exercise, but cranky knees and icy sidewalks make for a dangerous combination, and taking a winter walk may not be your idea of fun. You' may find surer footing on trails in many of our local parks along with lots of things to do outdoors. Start with the Geauga Park District for ideas. ...
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Give the Gift of Camp This Holiday Season

Every holiday season, parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles are faced with the difficult decision of what to gift to children. This year, as part of your holiday gift list, consider the gift of camp.

Camp provides children with a healthy environment of organized activities, free play, friendship building, problem-solving, and more. It offers experiential, energetic, and interactive activities that are a healthy respite from too much screen time.

Find the right camp by using the American Camp Association’s Find a Camp tool. You can search by activity, cost, location, and more. Find a Camp connects over 1.2 million families with camp each year.

As the holiday season approaches, offer the children in your life a gift that will provide them the opportunity for experiential learning and growth — plus memories, skills, and experiences they will cherish their entire lives.

Click here to print a free “gift of camp” certificate. Tuck it in a new backpack, roll it in a new sleeping bag, wrap it around a new flashlight — or put it in a traditional gift box complete with colorful paper and a bow. No matter how it’s delivered, imagine the delight when the gift is opened, and the child discovers that camp is in his or her future.


Looking for more information about summer camps in the region? Make plans to attend Northeast Ohio Parent’s Camp Fair 2019. Click here for more information.

 

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Magic of Lights is at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds This Year

Lights are the hallmark of the holiday season. We're fortunate here in Northeast Ohio that we have plenty of places to see them. One that might not be on your radar is the Magic of Lights display at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds. Head on over and see the light. ...
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A Full (University) Circle of Fun

Check out the gift shops at the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Cleveland Museum of Art and the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Then navigate to Little Italy for an eclectic assortment of boutiques from handmade jewelry to imported Italian dinnerware. ...
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Fowl Weather – Winter Birding Basics, NEO-Style

Need an excuse to ramble outdoors when the weather is cold and blustery? Grab a birding guide, a pair of binoculars and head out to one of NEO's premier birding spots. From the shores of Lake Erie to the cornfields of Geauga County, we're in the catbird seat, so to speak, for winter birding. Read on to learn what birds to see and where to see them. ...
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Worth Noting: Night Lights, An Artful Life, It’s a Woman Thing

One display that you won’t want to miss is the Crown Point Parkway Festival of Lights in Strongsville. Drive or walk through the displays (they’re free) and enjoy the moving decorations, over-the-top lights and a visit from Santa (Fridays and Saturdays). The display is open Thanksgiving night through Jan. 1. ...
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We’ve Got Volunteers Galore: Read About Them in Our New Issue

Each year, we're always amazed by the ways Boomers find to volunteer. The opportunities open to them are almost unlimited. If you're looking for ways to use your time and talents, we have a list of great places to start. Maybe this is the year to step into the volunteer pool. ...
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