by guest blogger Dan Maxson

Carpe Anno

Paul and Dick Thompson, Champion Nursery

Paul and Dick Thompson, Champion Nursery

MMXIII – Carpe Anno

“Happy New Year” – That greeting will be said for at least the first couple of weeks as a new year (2013) gets under way. At this time of year the newspapers, television programming, radio, print media, Twitter and other social networks are filled with New Year’s resolutions that people are making, and, of course, also those that were broken in previous years. The ‘New Year’ brings such a new -found sense of responsibility, renewed hope in lost endeavors, and pledges to change the way we think, eat, and feel.

Can you think of how many resolutions you’ve made in past years and how many of those that all too soon went by the wayside? Make a meaningful resolution this January. Here is one resolution in 2013 that each and every one of us can keep. Resolve to rededicate yourself to a cause. Resolve to volunteer a few hours of your time to a non-profit historical society. Some people donate money to causes. While money is important, it is ‘time’ that is the commodity any historical society cherishes. Travel our county’s by-ways. Explore our county’s historic sites. Visit the historical society centers in each community. Lake County may be Ohio’s smallest county. However, it is the smallest county with the most history.

Let this coming year be better than all others. Remember to resolve to volunteer. And most importantly – CARPE ANNO! – seize the year!

Historic Lake County Alliance Members –
Eastlake Historical Society, Fairport Harbor Lighthouse and Marine Museum, Indian Museum of Lake County, Kirtland Temple Visitors Center, Historic Kirtland Visitors Center, Lake County History Center, Madison Historical Society, Perry Historical society, St. Hubert’s, Wickliffe Historical Society, Willoughby Area Welcome Center, Willoughby Historical Society, Willoughby Hills Historical Society, Lake County Visitors Bureau.

About Dan Maxson

Dan is the President of the Fairport Harbor Historical Society. He is also the local expert on Lake County lore and history.

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  1. Ann

    Who would we contact to look into do this? Interested in either Madison, or Lake County locations.



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