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The moon rises over the renewed Kent Hotel..
Carole Kane August 23, 2013 at 02:06 pm
Brad, thanks for posting the "Blue Moon" over Kent photos!!
Brad Bolton August 23, 2013 at 02:21 pm
Thanks Carole! I enjoy showing off Kent with a slightly different perspective.
Riverbend Estates.  There is a bright red sign on the right to warn boaters of a portage downstream, but it is underwater today.
Matt Fredmonsky July 11, 2013 at 06:57 pm
Brad, you should see the river downstream of River Bend and in downtown! Check out the video IRead More posted on the home page. The river is raging — and I saw 5 different kayakers put in at different spots today.
Marilyn Sessions July 16, 2013 at 09:15 am
WOW Brad - great photos! A reminder of just how powerful Mother Nature is.......
Three intrepid cyclists roll through Kent on their way to the east coast.
The Omnipotent Sponge - Soak it up! June 7, 2013 at 10:31 am
How amazing. We've threatened for years to pack our bags and starting hiking, but there is alwaysRead More something holding us back. I too wish I had the guts to create that freedom. Thanks for sharing. How inspiring!!
Beth June 8, 2013 at 07:14 am
How awesome to be a free spirit! Where she ends up will be the place she is supposed to be!
Brad Bolton June 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Talking to them, they seemed really practical and down to earth. And their bikes and bags showedRead More that they had planned well for this trip. But the wicker basket with a large spoon sticking out told me there was something fun about her personality. She was observant, too. I've worn a bike tire as a belt for 6 months, and she was the first person to mention it to me.
Barbara Geisey February 11, 2013 at 01:24 pm
Heading says East Lake; article says West Lake. We'll keep an eye out for such an exciting event onRead More the East Lake. Thanks Brad for sharing. Geisey
Karol Spano February 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm
That is awesome! Last year there was one out at Brady Lake!
Brad Bolton February 14, 2013 at 01:54 am
They can occasionally be seen on any decent sized lake in the area. It's always a thrill, though!
Brad Bolton December 14, 2012 at 04:35 pm
My sentiments exactly. It's cheaper to leave the lights up all year than to pay employees to removeRead More them. If they were LED lights, it would cost about 1/10 as much to light them compared to the old style lights, and they could be turned on every night. I love 'em.
Matt Fredmonsky December 14, 2012 at 04:56 pm
I recall a brief discussion at council within the past few years about leaving the lights up yearRead More round in the trees. I can't remember if I wrote about it or just listened to the discussion at a council meeting. Regardless, obviously there was no decision to leave them up all year or they would be.
Lisa Hart December 14, 2012 at 05:03 pm
I miss them too! And I agree that they should be up all year. It's surprising how much light theyRead More actually give, and they certainly add dimension to the scene.
Kasha Legeza December 4, 2012 at 03:37 pm
Thanks for sharing fall's beauty with us, Brad!
Roger Owens December 7, 2012 at 02:51 am
Yes, thanks for the picture and your positive attitude.
Fred Skok November 13, 2012 at 06:12 pm
Thanks, Brad. I was at the bog this weekend and it was snowing golden tamarack needles. The colorRead More won't last long, but The Bog is a tranquil spot even in winter.
Chris (Kit) Myers November 14, 2012 at 12:45 am
Thanks for the reminder. The bog is a four time a year adventure into the past.
Matt Fredmonsky November 5, 2012 at 05:08 pm
I wish the Cuyahoga got that high during the summer. I'd love to throw my kayak in there, but it'sRead More so cold!
Brad Bolton November 12, 2012 at 04:11 am
Matt, you may have seen the Medina kayak group in the river downtown in the winter. They wear wetRead More suits and play in the waves for quite awhile on some weekends. Looks cold to me, but they don't complain.
Matt Fredmonsky November 12, 2012 at 01:53 pm
I've actually never seen anyone in the river during the winter. I might consider it, if I get someRead More cold-weather boating gear. I'll have to look them up, as I've been looking for a local kayak club to join.
Brad Bolton October 10, 2012 at 02:20 am
James, it was kind of spiritual to see all these lanterns rising at once, with every face smiling.Read More It was a short-term community of sorts. Sorry you didn't get the pres in your studio!
Donald S October 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm
Since I know Rex is wondering and very very concerned, how many animals were hurt by the lanternsRead More falling back to earth?
Brad Bolton October 11, 2012 at 01:27 am
I really have no idea, but the lanterns are a thin paper with 2 wires that support a flammable card.Read More The card burns out before the lantern lands on the ground. I suppose the wire could be a potential problem, but think how many pieces of metal junk fall off of vehicles daily. Actually, you should comment to the group that sponsored the event. I think it was Main Street Kent, but a quick search on the Patch should tell you.
David Reith September 20, 2012 at 01:26 am
Your caption reminds me that "[A]fter his obituary was mistakenly published, Mark Twain sent aRead More cable from London stating 'The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.' " Attribution: Wikipedia
Brad Bolton September 20, 2012 at 04:07 am
Hopefully my analogy won't come back to report an exaggerated death, however.
Brad Bolton May 22, 2012 at 03:11 pm
The Trory photos - what a treasure! Historic photos become more valuable every year as memoriesRead More fade. Trory added a lot of visible history to Kent. Thanks Dan. Matt, I've seen many "photography as art" statements over the years, but have not seen that phrase before. Very appropriate description of how the camera functions, methinks.
Matt Fredmonsky May 22, 2012 at 04:02 pm
I'm sure someone else thought of it before I did!
Kasha Legeza May 22, 2012 at 06:00 pm
Stunning photo!
maggie kelling May 2, 2012 at 09:15 pm
I liked the previous more subdued colors better. maggie
Nancy June 5, 2012 at 01:29 pm
WOW... Very Colorful... This was my grandparents house (John and Evelyn Hammelsmith) so my brothersRead More and sister and myself grow up there its a great house, alot of awesome memories.
Brad Bolton June 5, 2012 at 03:06 pm
Nancy, that would be a fun house for young children to run around in, for sure. Upstairs,Read More downstairs, now the porch!
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