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Friday, February 8, 2019

Fight the Frost


There are two ways to cope with winter in Northeast Ohio: Escape it or embrace it. Last week, I suggested a way to escape it, briefly and cheaply. Today I’m highlighting a way to embrace it.

The Fight the Frost Festival is happening from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Cleveland Metroparks’ CanalWay Center in Cuyahoga Heights.

The free festival will offer indoor and outdoor activities that are being marketed as cures for cabin fever. Outdoor activities will include snowshoeing and snow play (if there is enough snow). Indoor activities will include carpet skating using old tissue boxes, making crafts and enjoying hot cocoa.

You’ll forgive people who are hoping for some snow next weekend. They need enough to hold all the outdoor events the festival offers, but not so much that the whole thing gets canceled.

There’s no need to register for the festival. Just show up and hope that the right amount of snow does too.

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