March 2013 Coastal Gazette

Lake Erie East Coastal Gazette

In This Issue:

Fitzgerald’s Bed and Breakfast
Gourmet Soap Goes National
Ice Wine Festival
Masterworks in Miniature
Great Estates of Wickliffe
Railfest 2013

The Great Estates of Wickliffe

Arts and Culture

March 8 – 23
Masterworks in Miniature

Now in its 22nd year, Masterworks features original paintings and sculpture by artists such as Robert Bateman, Edna Hibel, Carl Brenders, Michael Dumas, Terry Isaac, Dean Morrissey, Bonnie Marris and James Christensen. Read more

March 10
FAA Community Chorus

The Fine Arts Association Community Chorus performs “Duruflé Requiem” by Maurice Duruflé, “Te Deum” by Antonin Dvorak, “In Paradisium” from Karl J. Jenkins’ Requiem and “Cantus Lacrimosus” from Karl J. Jenkins’ Stabat Mater. Read more

March 19
Women’s History Month Luncheon

The Lake County History Center presents a Women’s History Month Luncheon. This year, The Lake County Historical Society will celebrate Sisters in Petticoats, which will be celebrating the Suffragettes. Ladies please come in a 1920s era costume if you would like. Read More

February 16 – March 27
Quilts 2013

Undeniably one of Ohio’s finest quilt shows, Quilts 2013 features more than 200 quilted works on display throughout the Farmpark Visitors Center. This breathtaking show features works from internationally acclaimed visiting artists known for their works, writings, and workshops. A judged show completes the event with beautiful quilted work by regional artists from Northeast Ohio and around the United States. Read More

Food and Wine

March 23
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny

Join Quail Hollow Resort for Breakfast with the Easter Bunny! Adults are $11.95 each, children ages 5 – 12 are $6.95 each and children under 4 are free. Read More

Outdoor Fun

March 16 – 17
Holden Arboretum Pancake Breakfast

Nothing is better than hot pancakes dripping with sweet maple syrup. And at Holden, guided hikes are offered allowing you to explore the grounds before or after your breakfast reservation. It’s a perfect way to work up an appetite before, or burn off a few calories after breakfast. Read More

March 23
Easter Egg Hunt

The Lake County YMCA is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt. Crafts and an egg hunt are available for ages 9 and under. Crafts begin at noon, egg hunt starts around 12:30pm. Read More


March 6
The Great Estates of Wickliffe and Cleveland’s Tie to “The King’s Speech”

Cleveland historian and storyteller Dan Ruminski has once again come up with an amazing story about Cleveland’s past. Through a series of unexpected twists and turns, Ruminski tells the story of how Cleveland’s Millionaire’s Row and the city of Wickliffe, Ohio connects to this acclaimed movie. Ruminski claims “This is the most exciting story I have done this far.” Read More

March 16 – 17
Railfest 2013

Over 100 dealers and over 400 tables to view from the National Model Railroad Assocation. See exhibitors with all scales of trains and accessories for sale and trade, video tapes, train ride information, and historical displays. Great for kids and adults alike! Read More

March 23
Willoughby Hills Easter Party

Come visit the Easter Bunny at the Willoughby Hills Easter Party. He will be hopping into the Willoughby Hills Community Center at 1 p.m. The event is free for toddlers to age 12, and photos with the Easter Bunny are only $2. Join in the candy grab, enter the Easter Coloring & Guess the Number of Jelly Beans Contests to win some great prizes and baskets! Read More

March 30 – 31
The 45th Annual Dressage Prix de Villes

The Prix de Villes (Prize of the Cities) is an equestrian team competition initiated in 1966 by renowned horseman Laddie Andahazy, founder of Lake Erie College’s Equestrian program. Based on a team competition, the Prix de Villes format not only allowed competitors the opportunity to compete under FEI rules (Federation Equestrian Internationale) but also laid claim to drawing some of the top named riders. Today the Prix de Villes still draws local, national and even some international competitors. Read More

Member Spotlight – Fitzgerald’s Irish Bed and Breakfast and Tours

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

For folks looking for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration, they can get the real thing at Fitzgerald’s Irish Bed and Breakfast in Painesville.  After 17 trips to Ireland, Tom and Debra truly understand the culture and enjoy sharing their Irish hospitality with their guests.  Enjoy Tom’s famous scones, we hear they will have you coming back for more!

Fitzgerald's Irish B & B in Painesville, Ohio

Not only do Tom and Debra run a fantastic bed and breakfast, but they also offer tours to Europe throughout the year.  Their next planned adventure is set for Holland and Belgium in April 2013.

Luxurious Fitzgerald B & B

Fitzgerald’s Irish Bed & Breakfast offers warm Irish hospitality in a unique sixteen-room French Tudor built in 1937. This magnificent and recently restored home is a landmark of craftsmanship, from its ornate staircase, hardwood floors throughout, unusual turret and slate roof, to its elaborate 11 foot fireplace. You will be charmed by its unique castle-like architecture – and will LOVE talking Irish with the owners!

Gourmet Soap Goes National

Gourmet Soap Market in Willoughby

Located in the DeVine District in Willoughby, the Gourmet Soap Market was recently featured in the national magazine, Women’s World Magazine…again!

Featuring everything from bath bombs to beer soap, the Soap Market has become well-known for their unique homemade soaps, gift baskets, and themed packages.

Gourmet Soap Market in Willoughby

Their shop on Vine St. is very distinct painted in white and pink, and in the summer they offer a variety of private and invitation only open houses to their customers and friends.

When we stopped in the store last week, we walked out with an aromatic mixture of cupcakes, fresh lavender, the beach, honey and almond, and pure bliss.  We don’t know if they have a soap called pure bliss, but we certainly think they should.

The perfect location for bridal shower gifts, Mother’s Day gifts, or just something to spruce up your bathroom after these cold months, check out their store in person Tuesday through Saturday, or shop online 24/7 with their online concierge.

Ice Wine Festival

Grand River Valley Wineries

The Wineries of the Grand River Valley are celebrating their 10th Annual Ice Wine Festival! It started as a one day festival and has grown to so much more.

Happening on Saturday March 2, 9, and 16 from noon-5pm, this year’s festival offers ice carving, maple syrup demonstrations, delicious food, sled dog races, and of course ice wine!

Debonné Vineyards, Ferrante Winery & Ristorante, Grand River Cellars Winery and Restaurant, Laurello Vineyards, & St. Joseph Vineyards will all be participating and there are some great accommodations near the area for your convenience. Cost is $6 per person at each winery, which includes wine samples, an ice wine glass, appetizer and special events. (Bring in a canned food item and receive $1 off per person to help support local food banks.) Call 440-466-3485 for more information.


APPETIZER: Blueberry & Blue Cheese Spread
Featuring Ice Carving at 2 p.m.; Sled Dog Demonstration
Ice Wine Martini Bar (small additional fee)
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening.
Call 440-466-3485 for more information on the dinner.

APPETIZER: Vidal Blanc Wine Peach Ravioli
Cooking Demonstration 1 p.m.; “A Touch of Glass” featuring Grape Jewelry
Food Demonstration 1 p.m.
3 Course Ice Wine Pairing Dinners March 1, 8, & 15

APPETIZER: Blue Cheese Mousse topped with Crumbled Bacon
Featuring Ice Carving at 12 p.m.
Wine jelly samples and sales by Gathering Place
Ice Wine Marshmallow Roast All Day (small additional fee)
Winter Glow Progressive Dinner- each Friday evening.
Call 440-298-9838 for more information.

APPETIZER: Savory Caramelized Onion & Bacon Crostini topped with Thyme Goat Cheese Mousse
Featuring Beach Glass Jewelry & Pottery

APPETIZER: Golden Pound Cake drizzled with Warm Maple Syrup & Caramelized Nuts
Art Work featuring Jeff Suntala
Krzys Family Maple Syrup Demonstration

Join over 3,000 Ice Wine Lovers at this festival featuring wine that can only be made in a few spots in the world. It’s a truly unique experience!

Ohio Ice Wine Festival

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