Friday, April 18, 2014

Fish stocking at Paine Creek Park provides added angler fun

Lake Metroparks' aquatic resources bring value to our parks and to Lake County. From the depths of our ponds to the edges of our rivers and streams to the beaches of Lake Erie, Lake County's watery resources afford our citizens unrivaled opportunities to enjoy fishing.

The annual trout stocking of Paine Creek by Lake Metroparks provides weeks of recreational angling opportunities on Paine Creek. Lake Metroparks has been stocking rainbow trout into Paine Creek, located in the beautiful Indian Point Park, for over 20 years. 

The stocking took place today to coincide with favorable stream conditions and the steelhead fishing this region is known for. 
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A sampling of the healthy and lively rainbow trout stocked in Paine Creek

Lake Metroparks stocks Paine Creek at Indian Point April 18, 2014

Family from COLORADO on their annual fishing trip to Indian Point Park

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Monday, March 31, 2014

A creative journey “in the shadow of Leonardo”

Let local artist Giovanni Bocchieri take you on a creative journey “in the shadow of Leonardo” in this one-man show featuring leaf alchemy, paintings, jewelry and more.
 
The use of contrasting textures and patterns as well as vivid color imagery allows the viewer an ever-changing aesthetic exploration. His extensive travels in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean have given him exposure to diverse styles of art which have significantly influenced his own approach to drawing and painting. 

“The Alchemy of Art” is on display in the Nature Center at Penitentiary Glen Reservation in Kirtland. The show runs through May 26 (Memorial Day). Hours are 9 am to 5 pm daily. Artwork by Giovanni Bocchieri is available for purchase; proceeds benefit the Penitentiary Glen Nature Center.
 
Giovanni firmly believes his artistic ability is a gift entrusted to him by God. Like Eric Liddell in the classic movie, Chariots of Fire, he “feels God’s pleasure” whenever he engages in art. Consequently, Giovanni is intentional in his attempts to celebrate life and the unique wonders of creation.
 
A note of interest: Giovanni enjoys a unique artistic heritage as a descendant of Italian Renaissance painter Leonardo Da Vinci. He likes to think he has inherited a certain creative versatility from his famous ancestor.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Don’t let cabin fever keep you indoors!


A group hikes through a forest of hemlock trees at Lake Metroparks Penitentiary Glen. (Photo by Maribeth Joeright for The News-Herald)

Get outside and enjoy the beauty of winter. Experience the woodlands as a Lake Metroparks naturalist guides you on a nature hike through field, forest and stream.

Winter Hike
Sunday, February 9, 2014 • 1 to 4 pm
Penitentiary Glen Reservation
 
Two hikes are available to choose from; each varying in length and terrain.
  1. An interpretive hike about three miles long with a few stops along the way.
  2. Self-guided trail options for families with young children or more limited mobility. Easy-to-follow trail maps are available in the Nature Center.
A Winter Hike patch and a commemorative year patch are presented to all participants.
After completing the hike, warm yourself by a roaring campfire complete with s’mores. Stop by the Wildlife Center to see some of our native wildlife up close. Enjoy hot soup and beverages served inside the comfortable Nature Center and listen to the sounds of folk music performed by Ernest Elshaw. Stop by The Nature Store to see hiking-inspired deals for the whole family!
Hikers are reminded of the importance of wearing comfortable footwear which is sturdy, warm and water-repellent. Hiking boots are recommended as the trails maybe snow- and/or mud-covered. Remember to dress in warm, comfortable layers. For more winter safety tips, visit lakemetroparks.com.

Pre-registration is requested for Winter Hike at Penitentiary Glen.
 
Patch, s’mores, soup and beverages are all included in registration fee. Program is $8 per person, all ages welcome, under 18 with an adult, please.

Register online or call Lake Metroparks registration at 440-358-7275 or 800-669-9226. Program is $8 per person, all ages welcome, under 18 with an adult, please.
 
Photo by Maribeth Joeright for The News-Herald.

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Lake Metroparks offers a variety of opportunities for fishing including stocked ponds as well as river, stream and lakeshore access.
Lake Metroparks' aquatic resources bring value to our parks and to Lake County. From the depths of our ponds to the edges of our rivers and streams to the beaches of Lake Erie, Lake County's watery resources afford our citizens unrivaled opportunities to enjoy fishing.

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