August Letter from the Editor

Happy Summer! The season so slow to approach roars by with such speed that we are afraid to blink, to miss part of a season short in duration but jammed with so much music, family and fun events that we can’t taste them all; yet try we must!
Maybe we appreciate these days of summer warmth because they are so rare up in these northern states, where winter seems to take the pace of the glacier and last at least a year. I know I am never in favor of summer ending … the lights come on, the nights a song, and the streets all turn to gold. Heat is my friend.
August begins, and we’re just coming off festivals in Cleveland and Dayton. Now we’re all off to Dublin in the green, in the green…. As weather is so integral to many of our festivals success; advertising is integral to our efforts to provide an entertaining, educational and vibrant newsmagazine.
The day we stop growing is the day we start dying. August and September are the time of harvest. We are ready to harvest all the hard work of our columnists over the first five years and take the Ohio Irish American News to the natural next step ~ we have weathered the storm, now we seek to expand. We need you! New columnists and new features are readily available, just waiting for the opportunity, and the space generated by advertiser support. We ask you to take an active, rather than passive ownership. Investing in your OhIAN by advertising your business, your event or simply, your support, will allow us to add those new features and columnists ready to share new insights, old experiences and the joy of gathering together to celebrate.
Thanks for your patience with my pitch each month. Now on to the good shtuff! We hope you are having a fantastic summer. I love seeing everyone at the festivals, the pre and post parties and sitting down to catch up. Sharing the wealth is a favorite of mine. Send us your favorite festival pics and memories and we will add to the next issue.
See you Out & About,
John

Out & About Ohio August Events – stick it to the fridge

Out & About Ohio – August 2011

Akron Hibernian 4th Annual Beer/Wine Festival & Pig Roast
20th – 3pm – 8pm Ceili band to follow. Tickets are $20 for 15 samples and $10 for the pig roast. 2000 Brown St., 330-724-2080.

Cincinnati – Irish Heritage Center
Library by appointment/ Genealogy for members. Tea Room by reservation. Irish Language Classes, Tuesdays 7:00 / Irish History Classes, Thursdays 6:30 P.M./ Saturday Art Classes / Children’s Saturday, Adult Tuesday Irish Dance Classes. Irish Heritage Center 3905 Eastern Avenue 513.533.0100, www.irishcenterofcincinnati.com.

Cleveland -The Harp
3rd – Lonesome Stars, 5th – Walking Cane, 6th – Kristine Jackson, 10th – $100.00 Trio, 13th – Porter Sharks, 17th – Lonesome Stars, 19th – Chris Allen, 20th – Fior Gael, 24th – $100.00 Trio, 26th – Brent Kirby, 27th – Cats on Holiday, 31st – Lonesome Stars. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113 www.the-harp.com
Cleveland – Stone Mad
Live music entertainment every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Traditional Irish Session 1st Sunday of ea/month, Happy Hour Monday-Friday 4 to 7.
Cleveland – Flat Iron Café
. 1114 Center Street, Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968. www.flatironcafe.com
Cleveland – Treehouse
820 College Avenue, Cleveland, 44113 www.treehousecleveland.com
Cleveland – PJ McIntyre’s
3rd – Monthly Pub Quiz Hosted by Mike D Registration @7pm, 4th – Karaoke by Flo Baldado 9m, 5th – Craic Band, 13th – Stiletto Overdrive, 18th – Craic Brother’s, 19th -Carlos Jones, 20th – Irish Breakfast Every Sunday starting @ 8am!. 17119 Lorain Avenue, 44111 www.pjmcintyres.com
Cleveland – West Park Station
4th -Jim & Eroc HH, 5th -Porcelain Bus Drivers from New York 10pm, 6th -UFC 133 & DJ Ace of Spades 10pm, 11th -Jackson Rohm HH, 12th -Delgados HH, 13th -Crazy Chester 10pm, 14th – West Park Summer Olympics @noon, 19th -Half Moon Jack 10pm, 20th -Drunk Betty 10pm, 26th -Etiquette HH & DJ Ice Cold 10pm, 27th -UFC 134 & DJ Ace of Spades 10pm. TUESDAYS: IS ROLL CALL – drink specials for Police, Fire, Military, Nurses & EMT. Bring up the Most Co-workers from your House, Unit or Station and win a FREE Party. Thursdays: for Ladies Night is Psychic Carrie doing Reading; & DJ Destro! Wednesdays: Station Karaoke Challenge! Sundays: Magic Man Paul Gallagher from 6-8pm! Sundays: MINUTE TO WIN IT 7pm. 17015 Lorain Avenue Cleveland 44111 www.westparkstation.com. (216) 476-2000.
Cleveland/Lyndhurst – Claddagh Irish Pub
14th – Forsythe Special @ 6pm, 21st – The Terriers @ 6pm. 25389 Cedar Road, Lyndhurst, 44122 (216) 691-0534 www.claddaghirishpubs.com.
Cleveland /Olmsted Twp -West Side Irish American Club *9th – Different Drums of Ireland appearing in the Pavilion. 12th – Annual Steak Roast. For membership info, call 440.235.5868. WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 www.wsia-club.org. 440-235-5868.

Cleveland / Medina – Sully’s 5th – The Other Brothers, 12th – Donal O’Shaughnessy, 13th – Marys Lane, 19th – The Music Men, 20th – The New Barleycorn, 26th – Morrison & McCarthy, 27th – Scully. Every Tuesday 6 – 8pm Magician Paul Gallagher performs tableside. 117 West Liberty Medina, 44256 www.sullysmedina.com

Cleveland / Lakewood – Sullivan’s Irish Restaurant & Pub
5th – New Barleycorn. 13368 Madison Ave. Lakewood, 44107 www.sullivansirishpub.net (216) 529-8969

Cleveland / Mentor – Hooley House
4th – ESPN 850 afternoon R&R 3 -7, 5th – Itex @ 4:00, Nick Zuber 9:30, 6th – UFC 133 9:00, 12th – Angry Young Men, 19th – Richie Reece Show, 20th – Brigid’s Cross, 21st – Golf Outing, 26th – My Manic Episode, 27th – UFC 134 9:00. Every Tuesday – Open Mic w Nick Zuber, Every Wednesday – Trivia Night. 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor www.1funpub.com (440) 942-6611.
Cleveland / Willoughby – Mullarkey’s
6th – Kevin McCarthy, 9th – 15th Anniversary Party! w/ Dan McCoy, 13th – One More Pint, 20th – Dan McCoy, 27th – Donal O’Shaughnessy. Karaoke Wednesdays. Thursday Ladies Night w/ D.J. 4110 Erie Street www.mullarkeys.com
Cleveland / Willoughby – Croagh Patrick’s
4857 Robinhood Drive Willoughby, 44094 (440) 946-8250. www.croaghpatrickspub.webs.com

Cleveland / Avon Lake – Ahern Banquet Center
Ahern Banquet Center is booking weddings and special events. Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-9500. 726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. www.aherncatering.com
Cleveland / Avon Lake – Irish Heritage Club
8th – Gen. Meeting; 13th – Patio Party w Jimmy O; 20th – Steak Roast w Scully; 27th – Patio Party w Tom Coffin. Pot Luck Mondays; Golf League & Dinner Tuesdays; Ladies Night Thursdays; Happy Hour Fridays726 Avon Belden Rd. (440) 933-3413.

Cleveland / Euclid – Irish American Club East Side
PUB: 7:30 – 10:30. 5th – Loch Erie, 12th – One More Pint, 19th – Marcus Dirk and Friends, 26th – Scully. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003 www.irishamericanclubeastside.org
Cleveland / Euclid – Paddy’s Pour House
922 East 222nd Street, Euclid, 44123216.289.2569

Columbus – Shamrock Club Events
7th – Gen. Meeting (at Dublin Irish Fest), 27th – Corn Roast. Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449 www.shamrockclubofcolumbus.com
Columbus – Byrne’s Pub
13th – Beth Patterson, 20th – Drowsy Lads, 27th – Knot Fibb’n. 1248 West 3rd Avenue 43212 www.byrnespub.com

Findlay – Logan’s Irish Pub
5th – Barleyjuice, 13th – Highland Reign, 17th – Traditional Irish Sessiún, 19th – Vinegar Hill, 20th – Mossy Moran, 27th – The Athen Ry. 414 South Main Street, Findlay, Ohio 45840 419-420-3602. www.LogansIrishPubFindlay.com

Put-in-Bay – Hooligan’s Irish Pub 5-7 : The Sandcarvers (Sunday Porch Party, 1-4pm), 12-14: The Kreellers (Sunday Porch Party, 1-4pm), 19-20: The Bastard Bearded Irishmen, 26-27: The Corned Beef and Curry Band. 421 County Road 215 Put-in-Bay, OH 43456 (419) 285-8000. www.hooliganspib.com

Toledo – Irish Night w The Mud Hens
11th – 2nd Annual Irish Heritage Night at the Mud Hens. “First Pitch” by Joe Casey, Ohio State Hibernian President, Rev. Marty Donnelly, Toledo Hibernian Chaplain, Jim Poland, past president of the Toledo Irish American Club

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!
Akron Hibernian’s Ceili Band Sessions, Wednesdays 7:30 pm. The Akron AOH Mark Heffernan Div 2 Hall 2000 Brown St , Akron , Ohio 330-724-2083. Beginner to intermediate
Croagh Patrick’s – 2nd Tuesday of every month from 8 to 10pm
Bardic Circle at The Shamrock Club of Columbus Beginner-friendly