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Learn the history of maple sugaring

We hosted a sweet program on the origins of maple sugaring earlier this month. Geauga Park District Naturalist Karie Wheaton describes the history of maple sugar and maple syrup production in Northeast Ohio. She’s hosting another talk about the science … Continue reading

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Discover the cross-Atlantic journey of Robert Manry’s Tinkerbelle

Lake County has produced its share of fearless mariners. One of the best known is Robert Manry, a copy editor for The Plain Dealer who lived in Willowick. (Yes, he’s the namesake of Manry Park.) In 1965, Manry navigated his … Continue reading

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Take a trip to Bomb City, USA

Learn about the bloody war between Irish mobster Danny Greene and the Cleveland mafia during a special program at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 9, at our Main Branch. The battle was so fatal and explosive that it left Cleveland … Continue reading

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Discover romantic tragedies from Ohio’s past

Forget the mush this Valentine’s Day and indulge in some tragedy instead. You can discover stories about fascinating couples from our state’s history and their sometimes-doomed relationships during a special program about Ohio’s romantic tragedies at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 15, at our … Continue reading

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Discover the history of notorious Cleveland mobster Shondor Birns

Rick Porrello – the author of The Rise and Fall of the Cleveland Mafia, To Kill the Irishman and Superthief – talked about his new book on the life and crimes of notorious Cleveland mobster, Alex Shondor Birns, when he visited … Continue reading

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