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Holiday Happenings in Lake County

With the chilly Lake Erie breeze in the air and peppermint mochas becoming part of our daily routines, we know that the holidays are officially in full swing. In Lake County, OH we have an abundance of fun activities happening this month to help celebrate! The Steele Mansion: Visit the Steele Mansion to fill your

Notable Concord Township Residents – Caroline ‘Connie’ Luhta

Lake County is one of Ohio’s smallest counties.  Concord Township is one of Lake’s smallest communities.  Yet both arguably share in the common denominator of having the most history to offer.  Concord’s aviatrix Connie Luhta is just one of many county stories worth sharing.  Seven terms to date as a local township official and 48

The Service Room

I’ve had a lot of people tell me that it’s hard to visualize the inside of the lighthouse. Many are surprised to hear that there are actually 5 separate floors – from the basement all the way up to the Lantern Room. Moving from one floor to another requires climbing a flight of stairs of some type or another and they gradually get smaller the higher you go.

Lighthouse Lucy

If you’ve been to visit the lighthouse this summer or gone by via boat, you may have noticed a beautiful blond patrolling the platform and keeping watch over the lighthouse.  That lovely yellow golden retriever is 3 year old Lucy, now the official lighthouse mascot.  Lucy is the lighthouse owner’s personal pet but comes with

Casement House featured on Remarkable Lake County Mystery Bus Tour II

The Old Jennings place, a palatial brick mansion has a history dating back to the 1840’s is part of a Lake Metroparks bus tour on October 13, 2015. The 300 acre farm was purchased from Colonel Storres, an officer of the Connecticut Land Company by Charles C. Jennings. A daughter Frances married Jack Casement and

Jane still reigns during Austen in Autumn at Mentor Library

Mentor Public Library is hosting a series of programs dedicated to Austen this September and October. Called Austen in Autumn, the event is designed to appeal to both dedicated Janeites and those who may not yet be familiar with the writer’s work and influence.

Hidden Treasures

In 1948, when the last keeper moved out of the lighthouse, an empty building was left behind.  Although the US Coast Guard still maintained the beacon on top – as it does today – no one resided in the structure after that year.  Unfortunately, that left the building vulnerable to trespassers and looters.  As a