Cedar Point: 2015











OBA Blog Swap – Guest Holly Hammersmith

Hello! I’m Holly, the Cleveland-based writer behind “Rust Belt Runner,” a blog where I detail my journey with running, yoga and healthy living. As part of the Ohio Blogging Association May Blog Swap, today I am sharing some of my favorite photos.

Currently I’m shooting with the Canon 300 ELPH point and shoot camera, which I just purchased this spring. It has 12-megapixels and a variety of advanced features for a point and shoot. So far I have been really impressed with the crisp, colorful images it provides.

In the spirit of the forthcoming summertime on Ohio’s northeast, I’m sharing some images I’ve taken over the years of Lake Erie and it’s coastal lighthouses – two of my favorite subjects to shoot.



Marblehead Lighthouse, Marblehead, Ohio, 2006


Cedar Point, Sandusky, Ohio, 2008


Huron Lighthouse, Huron, Ohio, 2010


Rocky River Park, Rocky River, Ohio, 2011


Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, 2012

Adventures of a Trapped 300lb Man: Festing Towards 100

Since Thursday August 20 of last year, Kris Campana has chronicled his love-hate relationship with food, starting it all with three simple words:

Life is conflict.

And so birthed a blog that has been as colorful and tasty and fattening as any I’ve come across.

Kris started the festival circuit this year in April with the Geauga County Maple Festival in Chardon, has been to Cincinnati, Toledo, Akron and, as of this writing, 92 other festivals in between.

So, with festival season almost at an end due to the weather, why am I writing now??

If his pace keeps up, Kris is on target to visit his 100th festival of 2010 on December 5th. He has put word out that any and all interested are more than welcome to attend and help him celebrate this occasion.


Holiday CircleFest
Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Rink at Wade Oval: 1:00-7:00 p.m.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides (Wade Oval): 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Activities: 1:00-5:30 p.m.
Winter Lights Lantern Procession on Wade Oval: 5:30 p.m

So, I extend the invitation here to anyone interested. You can download a guide here to see what’s going on. The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Children’s Museum and the Cleveland Botanical Garden are only a few of the institutions involved in this seasonal celebration.  I will be attending, and hope to see or hear from you that you made it, too.

So, come on out, and have yourself a good time. Even if we don’t run into you, the odds are good you’ll enjoy yourself. And if we do run into you, we can all raise a glass of hot cocoa or cider or something, and toast Kris’ 100th Festival of 2010!!