City of Lorain Continues to Excel

It’s been a long time since I’ve done a piece on the goings-on around Lorain. Wanted to dedicate myself to photography and stay away from the political aspect of the city. Recent improvements, or lack thereof, caused me to end the drought.

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A little over two weeks ago, I’m coming home from running around to find that the city has started tearing up the sidewalks in my neighborhood. Sweet. They’ve been long overdue, since the neighborhood was built back in the mid-60’s. I see orange barrels down Miami Ave at 39th, 38th and 37th Streets. I see them down 40th Street at Stanford, Kenyon and Cambridge Ave. I pull into my driveway, but the corner at my property and the other three at the intersection haven’t been done yet. No big deal. Probably get it on Monday. Beginning of the week comes, and they start pouring concrete at the dug-up corners, but I don’t even have orange barrels yet. I pass one of the workers and ask if they’re going to get it today, and he tells me he has no idea. Wonderful.

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I call the Streets Dept. and talk to a young lady and explain the situation. She says she’ll notify the person in charge. A week later and still nothing, I’m feeling I’m going to have to press the issue, I message my councilman via Facebook. So guess what?? My corner is going to get done!!! Next. Summer. Greaaaaaaat. Thanks, Lorain. I tried getting this corner done when Foltin was mayor because my neighbor’s daughter was in a wheelchair, and she’d go around the block with them, and the curb was raised up, making it very difficult for her.

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My councilman told me that ” (The) City has an agreement with ADA to install handicapped ramps at all intersections as roads are done.” Sweet. Unfortunately, The corner where it was REALLY needed is going to be one of the last to get done. Congrats, Lorain, you never cease to amaze me.

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Zombie Walk 2013

While both local papers got on board this year and actually covered some aspect of the Zombie Walk, AND included a photo (though the MJ’s was B&W), you don’t get the full impact of the walk. The walk begins with the Zombie Hunters leading the way (and the route), warning folks ahead of them that “The Zombie’s Are Coming!” The Zombies follow, doing their slow moaning shuffle. The Hunters interact with the Zombies during the walk, shooting, “hitting”, lying in wait to shoot some more. Everyone has a blast, and money and canned goods are collected for Second Harvest Food Bank. But everyone gets to show off their makeup and costumes. And there were some great costumes!!

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 The Zombie Hunters

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Pride Day 2013

City of Lorain and Lorain County

with the generous support of

Home Depot

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Present

Pride Day 2013

May 18th, 2013

9am-12pm

Please visit www.cityoflorain.org/parks/pride_day for more information and to sign up for an event!!

By using the online, this allows your event to receive materials and support!!

Questions?? Contact Derek Feuerstein, derek_feuerstein@cityoflorain.org or 440.204.2011

I’m Still Here….

However, my laptop has come down with a horrible case of Black Screen of Death. Apparently, Microsoft denies its existence, and I’ve tried more remedies than a hypochondriac to fix it. None of them work. I’m trying to get all my vital documents and photos off my laptop before I reset it back to its factory settings, but USB drivers don’t work in Safe Mode, which means emailing dozens of Word docs to myself, and uploading hundreds of photos of my St. Nicholas project to my Flickr. I promise I’ll have lots of stuff when I get things back to normal.

Lorain County Food Drive & Zombie Walk Sept. 1st 2012

Lorain County Zombie Walk

Mission
To stop the outbreak of hunger in Lorain County!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Zombie walk is where people come together to donate, dress in full zombie makeup, and walk like zombies throughout a town. The zombie walk is for zombies of all ages and is family-friendly as well as for the older crowd; we encourage participation from anyone who is interested in letting go of reality for a couple hours and having a great time for a great cause.

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Church Street Bar and Grill is the prime location for registration, food donation, and make-up application for participating zombies who need assistance. Along with the food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank in Lorain County we are having Life Share Blood Mobile as the “Vaccination Zone.” So Please make sure you plan to include this as part of your visit during the Walk 🙂

General Information:

Admission: $5.00 plus 2 non-perishable food items
Walk Starts Promptly at 3:00PM

MAKE-UP
Although we encourage you to arrive in full make-up –
Don’t worry! We will have several FX Make-up & air brush Artists available starting at 11:00am for an additional fee of $5.00 for those Zombies needing assistance. Make-up application will be located on the outdoor patio @ Church Street Bar & Grill.

Make-up application starts at 11:00am thru 2pm.

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What to expect from a Zombie Walk you ask??? During the Walk, all participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies, lurching, shambling, dragging limbs and communicating only in a zombie-like manner (such as grunting, groaning, moaning and slurred calls for “brains”.) Some participants occasionally dress up as soldiers who are called in to contain the outbreak, or survivors who are trying to defend themselves from the onslaught of the zombie hoard. It’s a great fun afternoon while raising awareness for our community and local charity.

If you’re joining us on the walk or just wanting to watch the walk, please review our WALK RULES/GUIDELINES! This will keep things safe & fun for everyone!

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Our first annual Zombie Walk in Amherst brought in $1445.61 and 1,143lbs of food making this walk the 3rd highest one day food drive in Lorain County for 2011; equivalent to 8,000lbs of food! Last year we had such a great time organizing the zombie walk, we decided to continue to raise awareness and give back to the community annually. Please join us September 1st, 2012 in downtown Amherst, Ohio for the biggest food collection YET!

Lorain County Food Drive and Zombie Walk

While I wait for the final numbers, as far as money raised and participation, Saturday’s Zombie Walk was a LOT of fun! People really get into playing zombies and zombie hunters. Some of these folks are regulars to these zombie walks, as I’ve seen them in more than one photo album for these fundraisers. Everyone was all too willing to pose for photos and get into character. There were raffles for T-shirts and services at a local salon and Don Mould’s Plantation, food from Sweet City Bakeshop, movie tickets for Atlas Cinemas, Morningshow Central Cleveland donated energy drink for the make-up artists, Hastee Tastee donated $1 for every sundae sold, Park Lanes donated 50% of proceeds from bowling and shoes from 4pm-10pm, Angelo’s Pizza had large slices of pizza for $4, Kiedrowski’s donated donuts and bloody jello brains and hearts, and more. Lifeshare was there for blood donations. A lot of help from a lot of businesses, all for a good cause.

Kristen and I donated money, and took non-perishable goods, even though we weren’t “participating,” just taking pictures. We split a sandwich at Church Street Bar and Grill, who were kind enough to be the base of operations for the Walk, and to allow the make-up artists to do their thing on the outdoor patio. Staff were made up as zombies, and the restaurant was very busy, and there were zombie drink specials available. There were vendors set up across the street from Church Street, selling their wares. The event was well-organized, and the participants were extremely considerate of local businesses and the traffic that came up the street. All in all, this was a great event, earned a GREAT deal of respect from me, not only for what they were doing, and the overall coordination of the Walk, but for having the amount of donations and participation that they had, quite a bit from repeat zombies.

All that said, I have more photos than what are featured here, just go to Flickr for the rest!

Zombie Hunter Ian Porter

Zombie Hunters Shawna Mccarthy and Andrea Zee

Zombie Hunters Caitlin Fine,  Ian Porter and Ryan Cunningham

Next Zombie Walk!!!

Saturday, September 24 · 11:00am – 5:00pm
 

Location

The Five O’Clock Lounge
11904 Detroit Ave.
Lakewood, OH

Created By
Oldschool Sinema

More Info
$5 plus two canned food (or non-perishible) food items for this ALL AGES fundraiser for the Cleveland Food Bank’s Harvest for Hunger campaign. If you want MAKEUP artists to ZOMBIE you up (costs range from $3 to $10 depending on how much details/supplies you want), do NOT arrive after 1 p.m. Lines will get long and will be cut off near 2 p.m. to keep things on schedule. More than 600 ZOMBIES attended last spring’s walk and raised nearly 2,000 pounds of food. In total, more than 2,600 zombies have attended the 7 previous walks and raised more than 6,700 pounds of food. Let’s try to get 800 ZOMBIES and raise 2,500 pounds of food this time!
Bar will have drink specials. Angelo’s Pizza will be there. Vendors will be on hand. Others interested in vending contact Oldschool Sinema on here. Special thanks to sponsors BODY ANTHOLOGY TATTOO AND BODY PIERCING for their continued support.

Lorain County Food Drive & Zombie Walk Sept. 10th 2011

The Lorain County Zombie Outbreak Response Team

Lorain County’s first ever Food Drive & Zombie Walk Sept. 10th 2011 @ Church Street Bar & Grill

To stop the outbreak of hunger in Lorain County!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Zombie walk is where people come together to donate, dress in full zombie makeup, and walk like zombies throughout a town. The zombie walk is for zombies of all ages and is family-friendly as well as for the older crowd; we encourage participation from anyone who is interested in letting go of reality for a couple hours and having a great time for a great cause.

Church Street Bar and Grill is the prime location for registration, food donation, and make-up application for participating zombies who need assistance. Along with the food drive for Second Harvest Food Bank in Lorain County we are having Life Share Blood Mobile as the “Vaccination Zone.” So Please make sure you plan to include this as part of your visit during the Walk.

General Information:

Admission: $5.00 plus 2 non-perishable food items
Walk Starts Promptly at 3:00PM

MAKE-UP
Although we encourage you to arrive in full make-up –
Don’t worry! We will have several FX Make-up & air brush Artists available starting at 11:00am for an additional fee of $5.00 for those Zombies needing assistance. Make-up application will be located on the outdoor patio @ Church Street Bar & Grill.

Make-up application starts at 11:00am thru 2pm.

What to expect from a Zombie Walk you ask??? During the Walk, all participants are encouraged to remain in character as zombies, lurching, shambling, dragging limbs and communicating only in a zombie-like manner (such as grunting, groaning, moaning and slurred calls for “brains”.) Some participants occasionally dress up as soldiers who are called in to contain the outbreak, or survivors who are trying to defend themselves from the onslaught of the zombie hoard. It’s a great fun afternoon while raising awareness for our community and local charity.

If you’re joining us on the walk or just wanting to watch the walk, please review our WALK RULES/GUIDELINES! This will keep things safe & fun for everyone!