Tuesday, September 25, 2012, LorainCounty.com and Emerge held an Open House for their new offices at 412 Avon Belden Rd., Avon Lake. Representatives from Senator Sherrod Brown’s and Congresswoman Betty Sutton’s offices, members of the Avon Lake City Council and about 100 members of the Lorain County Community toured of the office while enjoying barbeque food.
City of Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka, Lorain County Commissioner Ted Kalo, Lorain County Chamber Executive Director Frank Detillio welcomed Emerge and LorainCounty.com to their new offices. Co-Owner and LorainCounty.com Co-Founder Ed Skimin introduced the team at Emerge before inviting all participants to the office’s Virtual Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. Guests with smart phones pulled up a specific website with their phones and were able to cut the ribbon with a swipe of their finger.
Saturday, September 22 – During its Community Days, Lorain County JVS dedicated a Memorial to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001. The focal point of the memorial is a beam from the World Trade Centers. The memorial is on the campus of the JVS which is at 15181 State Route 58 in Oberlin.
Additional photos can be found at Lorain County JVS’s website.
Date: September 22, 2012
Location: LCJVS in Oberlin
High school football in Lorain County has entered week three and sports photographer David Richard of DavidRichardPhoto.com has provided us with this week’s Weekly Update Masthead. David photographed Elyria at Midview which saw Midview come away with a 37-27 victory.
Visit DavidRichardPhoto.com for the full photo slide show from the game.
Photo Location: Midview High School Stadium
Taken By: David Richard
Date: September 7, 2012
While this summer has been dryer than many in the past few years, there have been some spectacular lightning shows. This week David Richard of DavidRichardPhoto.com submitted two photos for the Weekly Update masthead. The one chosen was a photo of the Lorain Lighthouse with lightning directly behind it.
Coming in a close second is a photograph of the Spitzer Marina in Lorain with lightning behind sailboats.
If you would like to submit a photo for the Weekly Update masthead, send your photos to photos@LorainCounty.com.
Photos by: David Richard of DavidRichardPhoto.com
Location: Lorain Lighthouse and Spitzer Marina in Lorain
Date: August 2012
On Saturday April 14 and Sunday April 15, Lorain County residents and welcomed visitors will be competing in the Tough Mudder competition at the Amherst Quarry. On a course of over 12 miles and 27 obstacles, all competitors will have their hands full! For a larger look at the course map, please click on the image below.
LorainCounty.com wishes all the competitors the best of luck and a safe event for everyone!
Sometimes starting a diet and exercise plan can be overwhelming. It may be helpful to start just making a few small changes to ease yourself into it. This helps you stick with it and makes it more of a lifestyle change. One example of this would be to park far away from the door so you have to walk farther. You could also take the stairs instead of the elevator. Even take a 10 minute walk the first week and then increase it bit by bit. One place I like to take a walk is at the Amherst Beaver Creek Reservation. They have nice walking trails, and I like being able to enjoy the scenery around me instead of just walking on a treadmill. It makes the walk much more enjoyable.
Anything you do to be more active and healthy will help in the long run. Making small changes at first help you to not be overwhelmed by the whole process and get on the road to success!
I’m sure I’m not the only one who is counting down the days until the warm weather of summer. One of my favorite things to do on those really hot days is swim. If you enjoy swimming also, this offer may interest you. Brandt Pools & Spas in Amherst is offering layaway on all of its above ground pools. The details are listed here. Start preparing for summer now by putting a pool on layaway and making payments throughout the rest of winter and spring. You will be all ready to make a splash by the time summer starts!
I love fruit smoothies. Sometimes they are a great breakfast to start the day or a great snack on a summer day. When looking on Allrecipes.com, I found a delicious, simple recipe for a fruit smoothie.
Here are the ingredients and directions:
• 1 quart strawberries, hulled
• 1 banana, broken into chunks
• 2 peaches
• 1 cup orange-peach-mango juice
• 2 cups ice
In a blender, combine strawberries, banana and peaches. Blend until fruit is pureed. Blend in the juice. Add ice and blend to desired consistency. Pour into glasses and serve.
This makes 4 servings, so if you are just making it for yourself, you may want to cut down the amounts. At only 118 calories and 0.6 grams of fat, it’s a great smoothie recipe to try!
Tip: In the summer, you can go to a local farm market like Aufdenkampe Family Farm in Vermilion to get fresh strawberries for your smoothie!
There are many advantages to having a friend or family member get fit along with you. First, it’s nice to have someone to talk to and share challenges with during this experience. That person understands what you are going through, and you can motivate each other. Second, that person will hold you accountable for your choices. If you have someone to help monitor what you are doing, it helps you to stay on track. Third, it is just nice to have companionship during exercise. Exercise seems like less of a task if you aren’t bored and alone while doing it. One fun activity to do with friends is Zumba classes. Try Zumba Zone with Penny in Lorain. You and a friend can have a fun workout, and you don’t have to be intimidated walking into a class alone! Ask someone to be your fitness buddy and give it a try!