Ring in the Holidays with the Lake Effect Concert Band on December 7

The Lake Effect Concert Band, under the direction of Greg Hillis, will present its popular “Holiday Pops” concert on Saturday, December 7th. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. at Harvey High School, 200 W. Walnut St., Painesville, OH 44077 and will last approximately one hour. The performance is family-friendly and free of charge; donations are always … Read more

Exhibit Space Available for the March 7, 2020 Home & Lifestyle Expo

Planning has already begun for the sixth annual Home & Lifestyle Expo produced and organized by the Lake County Chambers of Commerce, which is comprised of the Eastern Lake County Chamber of Commerce, Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce and Willoughby Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce. The event is built around one full day of … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon Society checks the Lake Erie coastline on November 23

Now that colder weather has taken hold, Blackbrook Audubon will search the Lake Erie shore, a prime birding area for the variety of gulls and waterfowl present this time of year. Jaegers, predatory seabirds, may even be spotted. Bring binoculars and spotting scopes to the Cleveland Lakefront Nature Preserve, 8701 Lakeshore Blvd., Cleveland at 9:00 … Read more

Laketran honors veterans with free rides on Monday, November 11

In observance of Veterans Day, Laketran will be offering free rides to veterans on Monday, November 11th. Riders on Local Routes and Park-n-Ride will need to inform their driver that they are a veteran when they board the bus, and their trip will be free. Dial-a-Ride customers should inform Laketran of their veteran status when … Read more

Sales Tax approval will fuel Laketran service

Voters sent a strong message of support to Laketran, as they went to the ballot box and supported the one-quarter of 1 percent sales tax levy to sustain Laketran’s door-to-door Dial-a- Ride service and improve transit services to key job corridors. Final, unofficial results from the Lake County Board of Elections, show the issue passed … Read more

Laketran introduces vans into Dial-a-Ride fleet

Laketran has started to introduce passenger vans into its Dial-a-Ride fleet as another way make the service more efficient as it combats the cost of growing ridership. Dial-a-Ride ridership has been rapidly increasing since 2015 and Laketran first took action by transitioning its Dial-a-Ride buses to propane in 2017 to reduce fuel costs and next … Read more

Blackbrook Audubon underscores the return of biodiversity to Mentor Marsh during presentation by Becky Donaldson, on October 15

Several years into a large-scale restoration, Mentor Marsh State Nature Preserve is teeming with life again. Blackbrook Audubon invites everyone to hear about the renewal of native plants, birds and other wildlife to the 691-acre marsh at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15th at Penitentiary Glen. Becky Donaldson, a naturalist in the Natural Areas Division … Read more