Canvas Art: Waterlilies at Rabbit Run Theater

WHERE–5648 W. Chapel Rd Madison, OH

WHEN–Aug. 13, 2018

Come to Rabbit Run Theater’s Canvas Art workshops and take home a beautiful seasonal acrylic masterpiece painted by YOU! The original is provided with an instruction given to guide you through painting a copy of the original. Summer workshops are for adults, and participants are welcome to bring their own wine to sip during the workshop. Workshop fee – $12



Marinating Tricks and Tips

What to use in a marinade

Marinades vary from recipe to recipe but they usually contain  – acids, oils and seasonings.


Acids tenderize meat by unravels its proteins by softening the surface and allowing flavours to be absorbed. Acids to choose from are vinegar, wine, sherry, citrus juice, yoghurt and buttermilk.

Yoghurt and buttermilk keep foods moist,  but a citrus-based marinade can “cook” raw fish.


The oil locks in the flavour of the food and helps prevent drying out. Some oils add flavour.  Some good oils to use for marinating are olive, sesame, peanut and infused oils (such as chilli).


Seasonings add unique flavours. Garlic, ginger and onion are some to name, but you can also use fresh herbs and chilli to spice things up, or honey and sugar to sweeten it up. Seasonings also include soy sauce, sriracha, citrus peel, mustard, salt and pepper, and herbs and spices.

Marinating basics

According to

The longer food is left to marinate, the more flavoursome it will be. That is the general rule. You need to know that the ideal marinating time usually depends on what you’re marinating, the size of the ingredients and the type of marinade you are using.

For best results, follow these general guidelines and see our chart below.

  • Small or tender cuts, such as lamb and beef fillets, chicken breasts and seafood, require shorter marinating times (usually two to four hours). Larger or tougher cuts such as leg, rump or shoulder will need longer (usually four to six hours).
  • Be careful when using acidic marinades. Foods left too long in these blends can change colour and texture. Fish fillets, for example, can change in a matter of minutes.

Guide to marinating times

Ingredient Examples Marinating time
Meats, such as lamb, beef & pork Steaks, chops, diced 2-4 hours
Whole roast 4-6 hours (or overnight)
Poultry Fillets, cutlets, wings, drumsticks 2-4 hours
Whole roast 4-6 hours (or overnight)
Seafood Prawns, octopus and squid 1-2 hours
Fish Whole fish, steaks, fillets 2-4 hours

Dry Rubs

Not all marinades need to contain liquid ingredients – some consist of only dry ingredients, such as herbs and spices. These mixtures are often referred to as “rubs” (because they are literally rubbed onto the surface of your food). Once the rub is applied to your meat, chicken or fish, cover the dish with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to marinate.

Safety tips

  • Marinades used for raw meat or poultry can be used to baste ingredients as they cook, or for a sauce, but they need to be boiled first. Place the marinade in a saucepan over high heat and boil for 5 minutes. This will kill any harmful bacteria.
  • Marinate meat, chicken and fish in the fridge to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.


Wednesday, August 1, 2018, 12:00 AM- Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 12:00 AM

Free, educational boat ride aboard the P.C. Queen, leaving the Conneaut Public Dock every Wednesday evening in August. Learn about the history of the area, rumored ghost stories and the legend of the Lake Erie Monster.

Pick up tickets at 304 Buffalo Street

Conneaut Public Dock
1205 Broad St, Conneaut, OH 44030
440-593-1608 |



Taco Salad for a Group



  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning, divided
  • 1 medium head iceberg lettuce
  • 1 package (10 ounces) nacho-flavored tortilla chips, coarsely crushed
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cans (2-1/4 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 cups Thousand Island salad dressing
  • 1-1/3 cups salsa
  • 1/3 cup sugar


  1. In a Dutch oven over medium heat, cook beef with 1 envelope plus 2 tablespoons taco seasoning until no longer pink; drain.
  2. In a very large serving bowl, combine the lettuce, chips, tomatoes, beans, olives, cheese, onion, chilies and beef mixture.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing, salsa, sugar and remaining taco seasoning; pour over salad and toss to coat.


Mother’s Day 2018

Mother’s Day and its origin 

According to, “Celebrations of mothers and motherhood can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honor of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest modern precedent for Mother’s Day is the early Christian festival known as “Mothering Sunday.”

Ann Reeves Jarvis started “Mothers’ Day Work Clubs” to teach local women how to properly care for their children.

It became a commercialized holiday shortly after created. Florists, card makers and other companies around the world used it to their advantage. Some people still prefer to make the women in their lives home made gifts or cook them a meal to show their appreciation.

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July 14, 2018, 10:00 AM- July 15, 2018, 05:00 PM

Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Historic 19th century Jefferson Depot Village

147 East Jefferson Street, Jefferson, OH 44047

Walk in your Ancestor’s footsteps with 1890 interpreters thru the Jefferson Depot “living history” village filled with authentic, original antiques.  Learn candlemaking, basketry, blacksmithing, weaving, dying wool, spinning, pottery, more.  Sing and dance with the dulcimers, Dixieland band, gospel, and ragtime.  Follow the circuit-rider Pastor on horseback into the 1848 Church, attend class in the 1838 One-Room School, scavenger hunt.  Visit the Ashtabula Pharmacy, Warner Tavern, Sheffield Post Office.  The 1879 Carriage House will be featured with original Fitch doors, Lenox Cornet Bandwagon, 1880 One-horse Sleigh.  Games, Contests, Food and Fun for All!


Rolled Grilled Cheeses


  • 8 slices white bread*, crusts trimmed
  • 8 slices Wisconsin cheddar cheese*
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter



  1. Using a rolling pin, flatten bread squares to 1/4-inch thickness.
  2. Place cheese slice on top of each slice of bread, rolling up tightly.
  3. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add roll ups to the skillet, cooking until all sides are golden brown and the cheese has melted, about 3-4 minutes, adding more butter as needed.
  4. Serve immediately.


Conneaut July 4th Festival and Fireworks

Event Start: Thursday, June 28, 2018, 04:00 PM

End: Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00 PM

Come to Lakeview Park overlooking Lake Erie for an old-fashioned Fourth of July Festival and Fireworks. Festival includes rides, entertainment, food and more and ends with a bang with fireworks overlooking Lake Erie on July 1 at 10 pm. Don’t miss it!


Independence Day Fireworks 2018

Fireworks are launched from the Geneva-on-the-Lake Municipal Golf Course.  Come early to find a spot and enjoy the show!
Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10:00 PM


Tomato and Mozzarella Mini Bites


  • 20 grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 20 fresh basil leaves
  • 20 small balls fresh mozzarella cheese (often labeled bocconcini)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 20 toothpicks


  1. Using a toothpick, spear a half of a tomato, a leaf of basil, a mozzarella ball, and another half of a tomato. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  2. Place on a serving dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the vinegar and oil together in a small bowl to serve as a dipping sauce. You can drizzle some on top for display!



Have you ever heard of “Beach Glass”?

“Beach Glass” is usually very small pieces of glass. “Beach Glass” can be found on almost any beach on the Great Lakes, the Gulf of Mexico and almost any Ocean.  “Beach Glass” is usually dull because the glass has been tossed by waves and badly scratched by being rubbed by the sand.  But it does come in ”DARK or LIGHT COLORS”.


If you go onto your computer and ask what the largest size of “BEACH GLASS’ ever found is, you will see the largest (until recently) was five (5) Pounds.  IN 2017 the largest piece of BEACH GLASS” was found on the beach of Lake Erie between Ashtabula Harbor and Conneaut Harbor, Ohio.



It is open: June, July and August – Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Hours: 12:00 Noon until 5:00 PM