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July 2004

Food + Drink

News Bites

Summer Sparklers

The Kitchen

Not many diners are aware of the blood, sweat and passion that go into setting that perfectly grilled tenderloin before their rapturous gaze and eager fork. We pull back the curtain and follow one new restaurant from idea to opening night.

What's in Your Basket?

Pamela Waterman helps us pack the perfect summer picnic basket.

In the CLE

And Another Thing

Book Report

Bug Bites

Bug Recipes

Dog eat dog . . . after dog, after dog, after dog

One midlife 'Dog goes searching for what's missing in his life and finds it in Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, the granddaddy of all competitive-eating events.

Fastlane: Hank Mallery

Hank Mallery, Historical interpreter, Cleveland Metroparks

Island Swapping

Following generations of ownership by private landowners, the state of Ohio recently purchased nearly 600 acres of North Bass Island for more than $17 million as part of its plan to create new Lake Erie public parks just a short boat ride away.


Man vs. Nature

Deer overpopulation and tenacious invasive species are only part of the problem. We're our own worst enemy when it comes to conserving Ohio's natural spaces.

Park Shadows

From the spirits said to still wander the halls of Geauga County's Punderson Manor to the wooded grounds once roamed by the "Butcher of Big Creek," we went in search of creepy tales and chilling true stories tied to some of our local parks.

The Agenda

Web Siting & What It Costs

Wily Coyotes


Back to the Land

Free Form

Get Out

This is the month to be outside.

New Attitude

Of Words and Woods

Touching Beauty

Travel & Outdoors

Escape ... In Your Own Backyard!

From hiking and biking to flowers and photo walks, discover 66 ways to enjoy the pleasures of our parks.

Park Places

Whether you're drawn to the fine food and floor-to-ceiling windows of Geneva's new resort lodge, the tent-times-10 appeal of a Kelleys Island yurt or the cozy solitude of a log cabin in Mohican, Ohio's state parks have just the place for you to enjoy our

Passionate About the Parks

They trap bats and rescue raptors. They protect and they photograph. They amble with their dog and they run alone. But the one thing they all have in common is that they're ...


Because Extreme Is Too Extreme

. . . and Other Reasons Plastic Surgery Can Go Wrong

Is 'Extreme' Out?

A national survey suggests that most people prefer subtle changes to their appearance.

What It's Like to Go Through an Extreme Makeover

For Cynde Baker of Niles, Ohio, becoming the subject of a WKYC-TV 3 "Ultimate You" makeover by Beachwood plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Foglietti was the chance of a lifetime, an aesthetic-surgery luxury she could never afford on her own. But what's it really l