I noticed that someone recently visited my blog post “Join us at the BURNING RIVER FEST in Cleveland – July 25-26.” I wouldn’t want you to arrive at a great place at the wrong time, so read below (and I have also changed the blog post title). Be enthused by reading about the event, but you’re on your own for looking up Burning River 2015 information.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A 2014 BLOG POST. IT WAS A WONDERFUL EVENT! UNFORTUNATELY, VENDORS ARE NOT INCLUDED THIS YEAR (2015) AT BURNING RIVER, SO YOU WON’T SEE US THERE. VISIT US INSTEAD AT AUTHOR ALLEY (LOGANBERRY BOOKS IN SHAKER HEIGHTS) — 1:00 to 4:00 on JULY 11, 2015 AND THE FOLLOWING WEEKEND AT WESTLAKE HISTORICAL SOCIETY VINTAGE ANTIQUE & CRAFT SHOW AT CLAGUE HOUSE MUSEUM JULY 19 — 9:00 to 4:00.
Below is the original post:
CELEBRATE with us
the grand introduction of my new novel
CANOEDLING IN CLEVELAND at the BURNING RIVER FEST
on Whiskey Island in Cleveland, Ohio.
In 1969, the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland infamously caught on fire for the umteenth time. In Canoedling in Cleveland, my three teenage adventurers paddle up the dead river in 1960, through the thick oil scum and polluted air past thousand-foot-long ore boats and roaring steel mills.
“The focus of the annual rain-or-shine event is on ecology, with vendors and displays. It includes dozens of bands on three stages, local and organic food and a variety of beer from Great Lakes Brewing Co. Parking at Edgewater Park is free with continuous shuttles. ATMs will be on site for the cash-only event.”
The festival takes place on July 25-26, Friday and Saturday, from 6-11 p.m. at the Historic Coast Guard Station on Whiskey Island on Lake Erie at the mouth of the Cuyahoga River, which infamously burned in 1969 and prompted passage of the U.S. Clean Water Act! “Since its founding in 2001, the fest has taken an ecological disaster . . . and kept its focus on conservation, protection and education.” Last year 8,000 people attended. Please Join us! www.burningriverfoundation.org/sitemaps/view/about_festival
Hear all about the fire, mayor Carl Stokes, Cleveland citizens voting to raise their taxes, and the Clean Water Act: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p020wmkv