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New Blog Post: Taste of the Browns Winner + a Free Tailgate Party at PlayhouseSquare | Clue Into #CLE

Blogkeeping: Sorry for the delay in announcing the Taste of the Browns giveaway winner. Our trip to Baltimore ended up lasting an extra day and we just got into Cleveland this afternoon. So without further ado: After checking all of the entries and removing two pingbacks plus several duplicate entries, we have a winner!

TOB Winner

As selected by Random.org from the remaining entries, congratulations,…

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New Blog Post: @CedarPoint, A Century-Old Love Affair #lakeerielove #CLE

Reminder: TODAY is the last day to enter my Taste of the Browns giveaway. You have until 11:59pm tonight (Sunday, 9/7). I’ll announce the winner on Monday.

Cedar Point's Gatekeeper

Cedar Point’s Gatekeeper threads the needle

As you walk up to Cedar Point’s front gate – tickets in hand, anticipation running high – the first thing you notice is the screaming.

Screams of excitement, of course, from their roller coaster…

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New Blog Post: Celebrate 40 years of IPM’s global mission with an Evening with Rick Steves | Clue Into #CLE

Giveaway Reminder: Don’t forget to enter to win 2 tickets to Taste of the Browns. The giveaway ends Sunday, September 7. Tweet daily for extra entries!

Colombian Children in the Niños Trabajadores program, one of IPM's project partners

Colombian Children in the Niños Trabajadores program, one of IPM’s project partners

Children suffering from Cerebral Palsy in Kenya are given an opportunity to learn computer skills and tailoring.

Impoverished and visually impaired women in…

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New Blog Post: Enter to win 2 tickets to #TasteoftheBrowns on 9/15 | Clue Into #CLE

Win 2 tickets to

Win 2 tickets to the Sept. 15 event

Every four years, Feeding America, the nationwide network of 200 food banks, conducts its Hunger in America study.

It’s the largest survey of its kind, focusing on why hunger happens and its effects on local communities.

The most recent Hunger in America was released just last week, and showed that right here in Northeast Ohio, more than 574,000 people each…

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New Blog Post: A Birthday of High Flying, Good Eats and The Great Outdoors | Clue Into #CLE

First off, whether it was by Facebook, Twitter, email, text, phone call, or in person — thank you for all of the birthday wishes this weekend.

The festivities started early on Friday night with Date Night at the ZOOvies. This was the second year in a row we celebrated my birthday with an evening of food, beer, and an 80s classic under the stars.

Pre-movie dinner at Date Night at the ZOOvies

Pre-movie dinner at Date Night at the ZOOvies

The C…

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New Blog Post: If you want to contribute to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, here’s one way to support it in Cleveland.

There's $15 million in this bucket

There’s $15 million in this bucket

“Building awareness.” The term can mean many things.

When it comes to the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, it can mean reaching people for the first time who don’t know what ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease is. Or educating everyone on just how devastating ALS is to the body. Or revealing that ALS research has been struggling with funding. Or discovering the battles that…

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New Blog Post: Win 2 Tickets to the Sold-Out Date Night at the #ZOOvies

Date Night at the ZOOvies may be sold out, but I have 2 tickets you can win

Date Night at the ZOOvies may be sold out, but I have 2 tickets you can win

When I told Scott that we’d be seeing The Great Outdoors at this year’s Date Night at the ZOOvies, he freaked out and started spouting off a bunch of quotes.

I’ve never seen the movie, but when Scott’s face lit up at the mere mention of the movie and he told me it starred one of my favorite comic actors John Candy, I…

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My #LakeErieLove Story, Part 2: A Merry Visit to Sandusky, Ohio

This is part 2 in my #LakeErieLove series. Catch up on part 1 here.

Sandusky, Ohio

Sandusky, Ohio

In my mind, Sandusky, Ohio has always been synonymous with Cedar Point.

That’s not to say I didn’t know there’s more to Sandusky than the “World’s Best Amusement Park” (a title I fully agree with).  When I’m waiting in line for Millennium Force or taking the Cedar Point train through the park, I would catch a…

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New Blog Post: Great Lakes Science Center Brews Up After-Dark Fun | Clue Into #CLE

I promised Scott another evening of me being the designated driver and he promised me another sonnet after the response to last week’s blog post. Enjoy!

Even without the Great Lakes Science Center's Beer Goggles, their Home Brew event was a lot of fun

Even without the Great Lakes Science Center’s Beer Goggles, their Home Brew event was a lot of fun

I am a big fan of the Great Lakes Science Center. Every time I go I have a great time. It’s an awesome space filled with experiments and exhibits…

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New Blog Post: My #LakeErieLove Story, Part 1

#LakeErieLove, Part 1

Disclaimer: Please excuse the sappiness in the next couple of paragraphs. I promise it’s connected to today’s blog post.

Many reflections on love focus on the falling into it. That first attraction. The squishy feeling of butterflies in your stomach. The anticipation of a first kiss or date.

That’s my least favorite part of love.

Sure, I enjoy the occasional rom-com (especially if a British…

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