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Local Interest => Crawford County => Conneaut Lake => Topic started by: Amidala on August 31, 2009, 05:15:39 PM



Title: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on August 31, 2009, 05:15:39 PM
Welcome Loyal CLP Subjects!! 
The new thread has begun!! And special thanks to NP for making our transition so easy.  < royal hugs >


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Valence Fun on August 31, 2009, 05:48:42 PM
 It’s good the Report has new quarters, my only question is who’s going to type all of the HM CLP pages and post them for continuities sake?!?  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on August 31, 2009, 06:57:34 PM
I wonder if a copy/paste could be done and archived for referral sake?  That would take some time and patience on someones part.......


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MsPeacock on August 31, 2009, 06:59:09 PM
yikes....that sounds like a really big job!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on August 31, 2009, 07:01:43 PM
Sure does.  I thought it might be important to some of the long time followers. Maybe not.  Just a thought.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Valence Fun on August 31, 2009, 07:43:48 PM
 …I’d like to think there is a copy of the Report out there in cyber land for posterity’s sake, but there is a lot to be said about starting fresh, especially when the time is right…
MsPeacock, you’re “not the only one”… I’m a huge Lennon fan as well!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on August 31, 2009, 07:45:47 PM
Maybe someone with some spare time. Lots of it! A/O just now there were 12,665 posts on the clp thread, with 872,112 views.
I was really looking foward to the odometer rolling over to 1 million.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Valence Fun on August 31, 2009, 07:50:23 PM
 We all were, for all the right reasons…


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MoreLove on August 31, 2009, 07:56:13 PM
Welcome Loyal CLP Subjects!! 
The new thread has begun!! And special thanks to NP for making our transition so easy.  < royal hugs >

Yay, Ami....you did it! God Bless the Queen!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on August 31, 2009, 09:22:37 PM
Maybe someone with some spare time. Lots of it! A/O just now there were 12,665 posts on the clp thread, with 872,112 views.
I was really looking foward to the odometer rolling over to 1 million.

Me, too!!  Wonder if the Trib would be able/willing to work a little magic for us.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on August 31, 2009, 09:37:46 PM
I tried to see if there was a way, but it's not going to happen with out access to their database. I seriously doubt they give me access to that.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on September 01, 2009, 01:37:19 AM
I can't tell you how upset I am at the Meadville Tribune.  The community administrators, whoever they are, had the brass to cut CLP REPORT right when I was in the middle of frantically copying my own comments and the comments of others that answered my questions about CLP.  I was able to get to page 720 before the plug was pulled.  Can you  imagine how Gore feels...all his incredible imput lost? I'm absolutely boiling mad. Can't anything be done about this? I tried to save CLP REPORT to my computer but apparently I only saved the first page. There was a real wealth of information about Conneaut Lake Park that was pulled out from underneath us and I really don't know how we can get it back.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: modern on September 01, 2009, 08:59:46 AM
Found it!
From an old "ride a rama" bander and a former cap of the Barbara J.. I really enjoy reading the forum...the old information on the park is amazing. I followed the old Hey Martha thread and now hope to follow this one.

I too now have no reason to visit the Meadville Tribune home page.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 01, 2009, 09:22:48 AM
Here I am. Made the jump unscathed. It is a shame about the CLP thread and the loss of all of the info. Maybe someone printed it before it was pulled. It would have made a nice book.

I feel the same about the Pet Issues topic. Lots of reference material there, but we'll just pick up where we left off and keep going I guess.

OK Ami... let's work on the million posts here. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Burghdave on September 01, 2009, 09:37:55 AM
I'm here.  The Trib just confirmed what we've known all along - they are a two-bit outfit.  If they really wanted to, they could have archived the CLP thread and made it available for import into a new home..
 
Hopefully this site will not be like the last.  I will miss, however, all of the historical posts that made the CLP thread so interesting.
 
Time marches on...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on September 01, 2009, 09:40:05 AM
Hello Folks! Nice to see everyone found this site. I thought the Press supported Freedom of Speech? I guess not the Meadville Tribune. Anyway a Bloggers cruise is welcome for Pumpkinfest, just let us know! It will be nice to see you all.
Eileen


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 01, 2009, 10:07:32 AM

Looks like this will be the "official CLP topic" so I'll dump my little opinion commentary regarding the Hey Martha Forums here ~for safe keeping.

Cross Posted from the "Disconnecting from the Pipeline" topic:


That forum helped bring about true change in the life of Conneaut Lake Park during a time when the land was about to be sold off, and "someone" was about to line their pockets with some of the proceeds, or a few lakefront condos of their own to use and enjoy at their leisure.

Because of the Trib forum, I believe that people were able to unite, and let their voices be heard loud and clear. Because of the unity, the care and arguments, and combined effort of all that participated, the Park came alive again this year for all to enjoy.

It's a shame to see it go under, as a newspaper has a responsibility to be the voice for the people, not through forums, but by printing facts and news, and unbiased opinions. The Trib fell short of that and took some hard (and well deserved) criticisms from "us" as well.

It's like "Letters to the Editor" amplified, 24 hours a day, for anyone with a computer to see, without being chopped up and censored by those who want to control what you think.

Through the forum, people heard not just what the Trib wanted to report, but they heard the truth from collective witnesses and local people without an "agenda". The secrets were revealed, the truth was laid out in front of the public, and at one time, even the feds were called in to help.

I'd say that the Hey Martha Forums were a blessing when we needed them, and I am afraid that the voices of the people will be stifled through lawyers and law suits, and regulating the internet as we know it, eventually.

Someday people will stand up and say "enough" of this constant eroding of our freedom.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on September 01, 2009, 06:23:26 PM
I emailed the webmaster and asked to have the CLP Report saved, archived, whatever. Wonder what the reply will be.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 01, 2009, 07:01:03 PM
Hey all

We are putting together an Enthusiast event on Sept 19th at Conneaut Lake Park. The point of the event is to try and raise money for the Blue Streak and all money raised will go to it.

All CLP Junction Members are invited to attened.

We are still working out main details for the event but some perks include but not limited to -

Blue Streak walk back and behind the scenes tour
Silent Auction
Attendees can ride the Little Dipper
Possible Mini Golf Challange
Possible ERT
Possible Blue Streak Party (on station)

The Price for this event will be around $11 which will all go towards getting the Blue Streak back in operation.

Thank You

Hope to see you all there!
_________________


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 01, 2009, 09:20:52 PM
I had the whole thing copied right up to where PnP was having problems with her drains. Got too heavy and I stopped. :(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on September 01, 2009, 11:03:27 PM
My first post.  Trying to ensure that I stay connected to the former HM thread on the new home @ eeticket.  Much has to be said and already has been about the value and importance of a public forum to air the truth.  Over the past year or two I have been following the CLP report and found it to be a great source of information.  I plan on being an active part of this forum if I have anything of value to impart to the group.  I will be looking for all the regular names as I learn how to use this site.  Weather look great for a fantastic long week end at the park.  I will be there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 02, 2009, 01:34:34 AM
welcome back to all! alot of things are lost not to be recovered. however, you can always wind the clock forward! so keep it going!!!!!!!!!!!!!   
great group of people coming here, lets keep it that way.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on September 02, 2009, 11:52:51 AM
Hi!
 
I'm still around.  I posted on the other thread ("CLP") accidentally and meant to post on this one.  I have a bunch of stuff that I sent someone from the old thread and have more somewhere if it can be used. 
 
I hope to be able to make it over there before the year is over to see the park and ride my beloved Tumble Bug - well not mine, coz it really belongs to the citizens of NW PA which I am not, but I couldn't love it more if I really was the owner. 
 
I hope Wanda is ok.  I sent her an email when I learned about her restaurant closing but I did not hear back, which is kind of unusual because any email I've ever sent her over the years has always elicited a newsy response.  Should I be able to get over there, where is there over there to get good food?   It's going to be hard to come over there and not eat at the PnP (or go to Value City for that matter but I've been dealing with that for longer).  The Park doesn't say what they have for concessions, the Beach Club menu I'm not sure about, I'm mostly steak and potato at this point, maybe a salad, simple food not too much fried.  Any good recommendations?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on September 02, 2009, 01:14:34 PM
Her Majesty says, "Take Heart!"

 
Mary Kay,
Thank you for writing. I have contacted our  IT department in hopes of being able to retrieve the CLP report. I am not sure that it is possible but will let you know as soon as I am made aware.
Have a great day,
Sharon Sorg
Publisher
The Meadville Tribune



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Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 02, 2009, 01:56:08 PM
PK_OH has provided me with updates (which I have not had time to look at yet) but they are incomplete. Given the right data I can reassemble the thread, though it won't quite have the same look and feel as a normal post.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 02, 2009, 09:04:08 PM
Here I am gang.  As Commander Adama, of the BattleStar Galactica would say, "We made the "jump", with few losses"!  "Some of the "stragglers" will find our coordinates and rejoin the group".   :)  PK,  Are you and hubby going to try to make Pumpkinfest?  I called the Hotel today and talked to Greg, and made my reservations for my usual room for that weekend.  Greg told me that the "stop construction" order had to do with the construction of the condo units he is putting in the lower level, due to a holdup on some permits or something like that.  He said that construction will resume soon.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on September 02, 2009, 09:27:42 PM
I am planning on some appetizers for the pumpkinfest cruise.  Been playing with sundried tomatoes and basil.  Look forward to it.  Hope we have as nice weather as last year.

Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bluebomber on September 02, 2009, 09:43:04 PM
Are any of the CLP posters going to be at the park this weekend or Mon?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 02, 2009, 10:38:03 PM
Friday nite cruise-in. Only if we have our DJ back! ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on September 02, 2009, 11:28:42 PM
Her Majesty says, "Take Heart!"

 
Mary Kay,
Thank you for writing. I have contacted our  IT department in hopes of being able to retrieve the CLP report. I am not sure that it is possible but will let you know as soon as I am made aware.
Have a great day,
Sharon Sorg
Publisher
The Meadville Tribune



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hope that works.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 03, 2009, 12:14:58 AM
glad to see ya doc!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i will be at the fest!

gotta talk to to eileen about the cruise janet, reach her @439-0164 to set it up. i will be there after the parade, because i am in it! i love to give candy to the kids!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 03, 2009, 12:19:57 AM
LOCK!!!!!!!

saw you & no nuts on gehrton today about 5pm in the roadster!   i waved & you did too! red truck!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 03, 2009, 06:40:42 AM
Friday nite cruise-in. Only if we have our DJ back! ::)
Yup Lock DJ Dean will be spinning tunes Friday from 5-9. Its Do-Whop weekend at the park so hope to see ya there Friday..


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on September 03, 2009, 07:51:17 AM
Planning on making it any events we plan for Pumpkinfest!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on September 03, 2009, 09:28:29 AM
Morning Folks! Just let me know what time you all want the Bloggers Cruise. I will bring an appetizer as well. Is this the Saturday of Pumpkinfest? Please advise.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 03, 2009, 10:42:45 AM
I will probably be hauling a kid in the parade but we will be there after that. Happy to know DJ will be there. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 03, 2009, 11:35:38 AM
Who is the co-ordinator of the parade this year? Is it still Nancy Manning?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 04, 2009, 09:40:43 PM
wow, the review for The Road was in the Erie Times news today, it got blasted...I couldnt find it on their website but here is the direct link to the review they quoted in the article...
 
http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117940928.html?categoryid=31&cs=1 (http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117940928.html?categoryid=31&cs=1)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 05, 2009, 03:52:03 AM
yes it is nancy as i got a letter today about the parade.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 05, 2009, 05:10:18 AM
nice article about the Park and the summer attendance in the Trib.... http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_247234245.html (http://www.meadvilletribune.com/local/local_story_247234245.html)
 
interesting to read they have events planned for most of the weekends in Sept/Oct....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 05, 2009, 09:13:08 AM
Who is riding with you this year in the parade PP?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 05, 2009, 01:48:24 PM
not sure yet, but you can ride on the tailgate!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 05, 2009, 08:40:52 PM
And toss candy to the kids?
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on September 05, 2009, 10:39:18 PM
are there fireworks this weekend?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 06, 2009, 12:40:24 AM
yes zip you can!!!!!!!

i supply the candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on September 06, 2009, 06:40:50 AM
Has the Blue Streak Sign Diagram that was over the tunnel been destroyed by the fire? I'm reading conflicting stories.  Anybody know for sure?  Nice pictures Gore of a very famous coaster.                                       
 
(http://inlinethumb38.webshots.com/33573/2065933660104284205S600x600Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2065933660104284205ypTxSn)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 06, 2009, 01:23:11 PM
are there fireworks this weekend?

yes, 10:00 pm tonight (Sunday)
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 06, 2009, 05:59:24 PM
yes zip you can!!!!!!!

i supply the candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Two for me, one for them..... three for me, one for them.... LOL
Just don't buy little Snicker's bars and we'll be okay. Haha.

OK... What day, where, what time, and how can I find you? (I have never been to one of the Pumpkin Fest parades before.)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on September 06, 2009, 06:18:28 PM
thank you - couldn't find anything on their website


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 06, 2009, 10:37:02 PM
It's mentioned in the article by the Tribune on the events pricing page, and also in the Beach Club's website, which links through the CLP website. (Specifically it says "Fireworks at 10:00 pm")
 
It probably could have used a more prominent display somewhere on the CLP website though for people wanting to know.
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on September 06, 2009, 10:43:15 PM
my husband thought he saw it in the tribune - went to check the website, alas.  thanks anyways


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 07, 2009, 03:57:54 PM
sat 10/10/09 starts at 10am.

line up will be by the grade school & post office.

i will email you when i get a spot number to line up at!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MsPeacock on September 07, 2009, 06:03:58 PM
well, finally slowing down a bit from the weekend now .... hubby and i just ordered some pizza to be delivered .... spent the whole weekend with a summer cold .... fun times! wish we had more choices for pizza delivery in the area ... pizza joe's is cool but sometimes i'd just like to have more places to pick from. i really think another pizza delivery joint would do well on the lake.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 07, 2009, 06:32:51 PM
I wasn't at the park Sunday but I heard a rumor that the Bikers ordered the car cruisers out of the park and not to come back. That the Bikers now own the lawn since they've claimed the park as THEIR hangout and/or home. Any truth to any of this? ??? :o >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 07, 2009, 06:58:22 PM
Is this just "bikers" or a "club" wearing colors? There's a bit of a difference.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 07, 2009, 08:27:34 PM
I wasn't at the park Sunday but I heard a rumor that the Bikers ordered the car cruisers out of the park and not to come back. That the Bikers now own the lawn since they've claimed the park as THEIR hangout and/or home. Any truth to any of this? ??? :o >:(


Seriously?
That can't be true, can it?
I know Thunder on the Lake is coming up, which is a big bike event.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 07, 2009, 09:08:22 PM
I wasn't at the park Sunday but I heard a rumor that the Bikers ordered the car cruisers out of the park and not to come back. That the Bikers now own the lawn since they've claimed the park as THEIR hangout and/or home. Any truth to any of this? ??? :o >:(


Seriously?
That can't be true, can it?
I know Thunder on the Lake is coming up, which is a big bike event.

I am sure some may be offended but from what I see week after week the cruisers for the most part contribute little to keep the park viable in many cases although I am sure not all cases.  They many times enter prior to a gate charge, take up "their" spot on the lawn , pull out the lawn chairs and open their coolers full of drinks and food, spending little if anything at the park itself.  The signs were clear this weekend I noticed, no outside food or drink allowed but that did not stop them it seemed.  The bikers may not ride the rides but they certainly drink and a portion of which goes directly to the park.  Is'nt it illegal anyway to bring alcohol in on their own anyway?  Not trying to start a fight but it is just my observations and it would be nice to have the "free" act lawn at times "free" (of cars) so we can also let the kids run around in between riding the rides and eating at the beach club.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 07, 2009, 09:30:34 PM
Funny, I was thinking the same thing about the cars when I walked by them yesterday.  Just noticed the signs today regarding the food and drink.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 07, 2009, 09:44:22 PM
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The bikers may not ride the rides but they certainly drink and a portion of which goes directly to the park.

Nah - that's all tied to the liquor license at the Beach Club. Doesn't really go to the Park. (From what I understand.) the Park wants cruisers to come and spend money there. The Beach Club wants bikers to come and drink beer there. (The Beach Club runs the outdoor beer thing on the free act lawn.) The funding streams are spearate and money from the sale of alcohol doesn't go to the Park . . . at least that's what I gather from what I've heard . . . .


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 07, 2009, 09:50:11 PM
Just a thought about loose kids running around on the lawn... one could hardly call that a money-generator for the Park either.

 I would think more people would come to see the classic cars, which in turn generates money for the Park, and thirsty and hungry observers.

This isn't an arguement between "bikes" or "cars" or who drinks the most alcohol is it?
I mean, seriously, if it was, that's awfully petty ~and a poor way to handle business, or a business disagreement.

One could simply ask the cruisers not to bring in their own "refreshments", if it was a problem. Then the cruisers who still want to show up (if any) will.
 
Besides, bikers don't have a lot of room in their saddlebags for a six-pack.

 :rofl:






Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 07, 2009, 10:05:42 PM
One more thing...
 
It's like what's wrong with Downtown Meadville. They put up those dang meters, and then wonder why no one wants to shop in town. It's not the 25 cents for parking, it's the $10 ticket.
 
I was at a meeting in town last week. I got there just as the meter cop was giving a ticket to the car next to where I parked. I thought about how bad that was for business. Someone was probably at the Market House buying something, stopped in at the restaurant for a cup of coffee and a sandwich and ran over their time. When they come out... there's a $10 ticket.
 
What a loss for everyone involved. Plus the ticketed person tells 10 of their friends, and soon no one is going to the Market House to buy anything.... all because of a stupid 25 cent meter. Or is it?
 
So, the city gains $10 but looses countless dollars in the process, plus they have succeeded in putting a bitter taste in the mouths of all of the ticketed person's friends, and hey... me too... and all the people I tell this story to. How many people are involved now?
 
Then the businesses go bankrupt because no one wants to shop downtown, so the city loses tax dollars, "privilege to work" taxes, more monthly parking fees for the workers and business owners, and their stinking 25 cents for the meter.
 
Good job guys. Oh... and Shiny is on the City Council also.... go figure.
He's our "Deputy Mayor"!
 
 :rofl:
 
Well... the same goes for the Park.
 
If you're going to start counting how many beers the cruisers or the bikers buy, even though they are one of the main attractions for the day... well... seems like cutting off your nose to spite your face.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 07, 2009, 10:07:17 PM
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The bikers may not ride the rides but they certainly drink and a portion of which goes directly to the park.

Nah - that's all tied to the liquor license at the Beach Club. Doesn't really go to the Park. (From what I understand.) the Park wants cruisers to come and spend money there. The Beach Club wants bikers to come and drink beer there. (The Beach Club runs the outdoor beer thing on the free act lawn.) The funding streams are spearate and money from the sale of alcohol doesn't go to the Park . . . at least that's what I gather from what I've heard . . . .

Based on the lease agreement with the Beach Club a portion does go to the park......  Again not trying to start an argument, just my observations over the season.  If the kids had wristbands running in that lawn that was $16 each for Lisko and a portion of which to the park.  Unfortunately I did not see enough of those wristbands most weekends I was there.  Anyone heard if Lisko will actually try this again, 7 year lease agreement aside?  Hope so but I am certainly concerned.  :-\


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 07, 2009, 10:13:57 PM
Yes, the kids paying for the wristbands and rides is a great thing. No disagreement there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 07, 2009, 10:21:35 PM
Except that their parents probably gave them the money to pay for the wristbands so they could ride all day, and probably paid a parking fee.... and the parents would like a little adult entertainment as well... like a car show ...or a bike show ...or music ...or a ride on the Kaylee Belle.
 
Everyone goes home happy.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 07, 2009, 10:35:18 PM
Like I asked is this just a rumor?,,,,I hope! Ya know, there used to be several drinking water fountains in the park but they are gone. Pay for water? Something that is God given? Never! I also think the cars more than do their part in just being there. People come to see the cars and SPEND MONEY while they are there. I have about ruined my cholesterol count this year just on park fries not to mention eating at the Beach Club. I see nothing wrong with both factions being in the park. Abate is one of the best Bikers Club there is and they benefit many. I'd like to hear direct from Jack Moyers what he thinks of the future for the cruisers remaining in the park on Fridays.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 07, 2009, 10:39:20 PM
Quote
The bikers may not ride the rides but they certainly drink and a portion of which goes directly to the park.

Nah - that's all tied to the liquor license at the Beach Club. Doesn't really go to the Park. (From what I understand.) the Park wants cruisers to come and spend money there. The Beach Club wants bikers to come and drink beer there. (The Beach Club runs the outdoor beer thing on the free act lawn.) The funding streams are spearate and money from the sale of alcohol doesn't go to the Park . . . at least that's what I gather from what I've heard . . . .

Based on the lease agreement with the Beach Club a portion does go to the park......  Again not trying to start an argument, just my observations over the season.  If the kids had wristbands running in that lawn that was $16 each for Lisko and a portion of which to the park.  Unfortunately I did not see enough of those wristbands most weekends I was there.  Anyone heard if Lisko will actually try this again, 7 year lease agreement aside?  Hope so but I am certainly concerned.  :-\

That's good then - cuz honestly - I think the Beach Club is likely the revenue producer out there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 07, 2009, 10:59:38 PM
It seems one group is trying to redo/restore part of the park with their profit and the other group is pocketing what money they get.  Will all the restoration of the boardwalk, hotel, beach club be in vain if the amusement park can't stand on it's own?  As I walk through the park I see nothing but cigarette butts, peeling paint and dead flowers.  To me, Lisko should use one or two of those employees standing around to try to clean/fix up the place.  Spend a few dollars and plant some mums.  Use a blower to clean up all the debris.  Get rid of those godforsaken melted globe lights that line the Midway.   Walking through that area is actually depressing.  Perhaps either the bikers or cruisers could move up to where the ballroom once stood.  It just seems like such an empty, lonely area.       


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 08, 2009, 06:37:45 AM
There were so many cars there Friday night, they couldn't all park in the "traditional" places....I could see the potential conflict this weekend, though....The bikers have been using the lawn, etc on Sundays, but this weekend, with the holiday and all the Do-Wopp events, seems like the cruisers wanted there....the only reason we go just about every Friday night is to see the cars, and people I know...and you cant go without BUYING some refreshments/concessions, whatever they may be...I see nothing wrong with the cruisers on Friday nights, and the bikers Sunday afternoon...but during the holidays and special events, it will take a little better coordination.....but hey, too many people is a nice problem to have, it sure beats the alternative...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 08, 2009, 07:15:42 AM
There were so many cars there Friday night, they couldn't all park in the "traditional" places....I could see the potential conflict this weekend, though....The bikers have been using the lawn, etc on Sundays, but this weekend, with the holiday and all the Do-Wopp events, seems like the cruisers wanted there....the only reason we go just about every Friday night is to see the cars, and people I know...and you cant go without BUYING some refreshments/concessions, whatever they may be...I see nothing wrong with the cruisers on Friday nights, and the bikers Sunday afternoon...but during the holidays and special events, it will take a little better coordination.....but hey, too many people is a nice problem to have, it sure beats the alternative...
Well the Free Act Lawn was supposed to be reserved all weekend long Friday-Sunday for the Do-Whop Festivities which was planned and confirmed back in March when Greg Suttherland approached us about running it. So what did actually happen on Sunday? I have not a clue but it was not right what ever happened. I was not there on Sunday because of prior commitments so I dont know, so for now I am staying quiet until I get the facts.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on September 08, 2009, 07:29:48 AM
Off topic, but I recall that someone posted a comment about removing mold on the bricks near the train - what was that solution?  I'm thinking water, pine sol & bleach?.....would that work on carpeting?...........thanks


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 08, 2009, 07:37:45 AM
Like I asked is this just a rumor?,,,,I hope! Ya know, there used to be several drinking water fountains in the park but they are gone. Pay for water? Something that is God given? Never! I also think the cars more than do their part in just being there. People come to see the cars and SPEND MONEY while they are there. I have about ruined my cholesterol count this year just on park fries not to mention eating at the Beach Club. I see nothing wrong with both factions being in the park. Abate is one of the best Bikers Club there is and they benefit many. I'd like to hear direct from Jack Moyers what he thinks of the future for the cruisers remaining in the park on Fridays.
I'm with ya on cholesterol part Lock. Fries, Hot Sausage sandwiches does wonders...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kimmi on September 08, 2009, 09:35:00 AM
I'm a little sad.  I'll be up there the weekend before. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 08, 2009, 10:20:49 AM
Off topic, but I recall that someone posted a comment about removing mold on the bricks near the train - what was that solution?  I'm thinking water, pine sol & bleach?.....would that work on carpeting?...........thanks

 
I checked out the bricks on Saturday and they looked very nice. All very clean and readable. I was pleasantly surprised!
I for one hope that the cars can continue their Friday nite cruise. Then.....I wouldn't mind if the bikers had it Saturday and Sunday. We just want Friday nites.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 08, 2009, 10:36:29 AM
I would think that everyone could coexist, or is there a severe shortage of parking spaces? I don't know what the abate chapter is like there. I do know they vary widely in behavior. In California they were bikers that rode. In the south some of the Abate chapters fly colors.

Hope everything all works out. The last thing anyone or anything needs is an "incident" to screw it up for everyone.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: boogysmom on September 08, 2009, 11:55:11 AM
will be down for pumpkin fest, with hubby in tow..
(hopefully)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 08, 2009, 05:00:14 PM
I have no idea what a bike weighs but I would think they would want to park them on something solid like the Dreamland concrete or the asphalt lots adjacent to the lawn. They look heavy to me. Wouldn't a kickstand go right down in the lawn dirt and cause the bike to fall over??? Get rid of that ride and food shack that is at the east end of the midway for more room.That ride and the other broken one should be up with the others anyway.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 08, 2009, 08:55:11 PM
Oh gosh, do I have a "heavy bike" story... I dropped Mr. Zip's bike on my leg one day. Not fun at all, and I limped for a week afterwards. Thank goodness I didn't damage the bike at all, and thank God Mr. Zip isn't the kind of guy that smacks women around....  :huh: . Let's just say I shouldn't have tried to move the bike, and probably won't ever try that one again.
 
Bikes ARE heavy, and can easily sink in soft soil just using a kickstand. Most experienced riders keep a crumpled soda can or a flat rock to put under the stand to help with that. You can also buy a "foot" or a "plate" for them.
 
Kickstands will also dig right into the asphalt on a hot day.
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 08, 2009, 09:12:53 PM
nice article http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090908/NEWS02/309089945 (http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090908/NEWS02/309089945) about the park, attendance levels, and future plans...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on September 08, 2009, 10:14:38 PM
Anyone interested in a Claim Bake?  Spoke to Joyce Popovich this evening and she is looking for ideas.  Could tie in with a Pittsburgh or Cleveland football game. Kaylee Bell cruise.  Saturday or perhaps Sunday.  Weather may be iffy but they always have the Beach Club and down under.  Bonfire on the beach.  A great band.  Has potential in my opinion.  I sure would go and help support the Park Restoration group who, again in my opinion, is doing a fantastic job.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 08, 2009, 11:00:19 PM
Off topic, but I recall that someone posted a comment about removing mold on the bricks near the train - what was that solution?  I'm thinking water, pine sol & bleach?.....would that work on carpeting?...........thanks
  SJL,   That "Someone", was me.  :) The solution mix was what you stated - H2O, Pine Sol, and a LOT of Bleach.  Even if you diluted the bleach part, I wouldn't try it on a carpet.  There are many effective carpet cleaning products which would most likely be better to try.  Go on-line, call an honest, caring professional carpet cleaner and ask for their suggestions, ask friends, etc..........Hope you all had a Great Holiday.  The Beach was great.  Great weather, parties, friends, and Hash Run.  It was one of the first Dewey Beach Hashes, where the "Hares" (I was one of them) were not accused of setting a Sh..ty trail.  For all you Hashers out there, you know what I'm talking about! ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on September 09, 2009, 10:42:04 AM
SJL, get ahold of a product called (la's totally) "Awesome" found at the Family Dollar Store.
It works wonders on my carpets. It's far better than any other commercial carpet cleaner that I've used.  IC2ITUC, thanks for cleaning the bricks. They really look good along the pathway leading to the railroad.  I check out my brick everytime I go to CLP. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 09, 2009, 11:05:18 AM
nice article [url=http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090908/NEWS02/309089945]http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090908/NEWS02/309089945 ([url]http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090908/NEWS02/309089945[/url])[/url] about the park, attendance levels, and future plans...


I am certainly concerned about Lisko "holding their own" and the lack of commitment to improvements on their part.  Even simple ones like keep the mini-golf clear of "natural" obstacles.  $200k is a lot of money for the Bluestreak and I feel this is necessary to attract more people with the current pricing.  Park Restoration on the other hand started work on the boardwalk, redid the ballroom and adjacent bar which now looks great, opened and improved the Spirit lounge, started restoration on the Hotel restaurant, started work on the Hotel condos, opened and put a new roof on the "mama bears" / teen dance newest location, added the floating stage, put new bench seating in the Beach Club and not to forget all the events (Halloween organization, Christmas lights, volleyball,  bands etc.)  I hope it all does no go in vain. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on September 09, 2009, 01:42:59 PM
I see the Steve and Greg cheerleading team made the migration ok. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back. At least Lisko's are paying their fees on time.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on September 09, 2009, 02:47:44 PM
  This is a great idea. The Kaylee Belle will be open weekends thru the end of October. Let me know and we can work up a package deal!
Anyone interested in a Claim Bake?  Spoke to Joyce Popovich this evening and she is looking for ideas.  Could tie in with a Pittsburgh or Cleveland football game. Kaylee Bell cruise.  Saturday or perhaps Sunday.  Weather may be iffy but they always have the Beach Club and down under.  Bonfire on the beach.  A great band.  Has potential in my opinion.  I sure would go and help support the Park Restoration group who, again in my opinion, is doing a fantastic job.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 09, 2009, 04:17:58 PM
I see the Steve and Greg cheerleading team made the migration ok. Don't break your arm patting yourself on the back. At least Lisko's are paying their fees on time.

Darby - No chearleading just pointing out some obvious differences (coat of paint vs. improvements).  I do want both to succeed without a doubt and I have spent my fair share of money to help both groups.    The inferral that Park Res. is not paying the bills (if this is the case) might have something to do with the lack of understanding on the actual lease agreement, it's contents and payment expectations.  If the board (or Darby) reads the agreement it spells out the timing of the payments that were agreed upon and that have been met.  I heard Park Rest. did not even get paid for the boardwalk work that was done to date even though the board is the one collecting the donations.    Maybe that is actually the one you are referring to not paying on time? ??? ?  Lisko - paying on time, hope so but their own comments in the article have me concerned of them being back if we do not have meaningful changes.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 09, 2009, 09:55:58 PM
Darby, you posts are always so spiteful and negative.  It's blatantly obvious you have issues with Park Restoration as if they have personally done you wrong.  Once again you pretend you have inside information on who is paying what regarding the lease agreements.  Can you make a list of all the improvements Lisko has made as compared to Park Restoration?  Take your negativity elsewhere.  It's getting old.       ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 09, 2009, 10:00:25 PM
very nice and positive trip review about the park....
 
http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/search/label/Conneaut%20Lake%20Park (http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/search/label/Conneaut%20Lake%20Park)
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 09, 2009, 10:23:50 PM
interesting to note in that Erie Times article, one bar owner cited lack of area attractions for his decline in business, yet says his business isn't tied to the Park...huh ?!?!?!?
 
I think the Liskos comments are more of caution than negativity....with just about the coldest July on record, and a wetter than normal summer, I think it's hard to judge future expectations on what happened this year...I think had they had last summers weather this year, they could have easily doubled attendance...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 09, 2009, 11:04:26 PM
The weather was a dissappointing factor for everyone this summer.
The Friday Frenzy  kinda bombed out I think with the price changes. One Friday it was $10.00 a carload or $3.00 a person. the next week it was $15.00 a carload or $5.00 a person. Come on, people are not stupid. They notice these changes from one week to the next and think, OH! They got me last week but they want to get me harder this week. Guess what kids. We are not going to the park this week. We will go to a movie instead or somewhere else. Many lessons yet to be learned!   ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 10, 2009, 05:48:22 AM
Lock, I may be wrong, but the first Friday didn't include the water park, but the second one did....I wasn't there for the second one, but the first one had a pretty good crowd...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 10, 2009, 06:33:14 AM
The weather was a dissappointing factor for everyone this summer.
The Friday Frenzy  kinda bombed out I think with the price changes. One Friday it was $10.00 a carload or $3.00 a person. the next week it was $15.00 a carload or $5.00 a person. Come on, people are not stupid. They notice these changes from one week to the next and think, OH! They got me last week but they want to get me harder this week. Guess what kids. We are not going to the park this week. We will go to a movie instead or somewhere else. Many lessons yet to be learned!   ::)
Well after the episode this past weekend during the Do-Whop the park WILL NOT see any more of my money or my car....EVER...If they dont appreciate us I am not going to support them...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on September 10, 2009, 08:00:46 AM
What happened, Gator? Did I miss something?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 10, 2009, 08:42:52 AM
The weather was a dissappointing factor for everyone this summer.
The Friday Frenzy  kinda bombed out I think with the price changes. One Friday it was $10.00 a carload or $3.00 a person. the next week it was $15.00 a carload or $5.00 a person. Come on, people are not stupid. They notice these changes from one week to the next and think, OH! They got me last week but they want to get me harder this week. Guess what kids. We are not going to the park this week. We will go to a movie instead or somewhere else. Many lessons yet to be learned!   ::)

Realistically I think it will be tough to stay in business either way if they need to charge this low in the first place with all the employees to pay let alone insurance, maintenance etc.  That is my ongoing concern.  Bottom line they need people coming in and spending MONEY for both Park Rest. and Lisko to continue.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 10, 2009, 09:26:40 AM
What happened, Gator? Did I miss something?
Yes Ami  but I havent got all the facts together yet on exactly what happened on Sunday about 1:00 PM when some bikers pulled in during OUR DO-WHOP Car Cruise-in weekend saying that they have the Free Act Lawn on Sundays and we had to move our cars NOW or else and this cause the Do-Whop to shutdown 4 hrs early...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 10, 2009, 10:25:24 AM
The weather was a dissappointing factor for everyone this summer.
The Friday Frenzy  kinda bombed out I think with the price changes. One Friday it was $10.00 a carload or $3.00 a person. the next week it was $15.00 a carload or $5.00 a person. Come on, people are not stupid. They notice these changes from one week to the next and think, OH! They got me last week but they want to get me harder this week. Guess what kids. We are not going to the park this week. We will go to a movie instead or somewhere else. Many lessons yet to be learned!   ::)
Well after the episode this past weekend during the Do-Whop the park WILL NOT see any more of my money or my car....EVER...If they dont appreciate us I am not going to support them...

I'm with ya on this one Gator. Both the Do-Whop's were set up for the old cars only! (get it?) Do-Whop is staged for the 50's & 60'S lifestyle that has nothing to do with motorcycles.
So ya think people don't come to see the cars? Better look again before it is too late! It was an agreement between Classic Iron and the trustees board to to have it set up this way. Come on Trustees! Get some balls and straighten this out now before all the wheels fall off for ya.   >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MsPeacock on September 10, 2009, 11:22:11 AM
My husband's quote from GoErie....

"Frank Jones, owner of the Dry Dock Bar & Grill near the park, said the facility had no effect on his business. He said this has been the worst summer he has ever had, and blamed it on bad weather, the economy and fewer area attractions."

Jimmy T .... if you are confused about my husband's statement .... why don't you stop over to the bar .... I'm sure he would be more than happy to explain it to you.

That's pretty much all I have to say about that.

Honestly, I was hoping all of the pettiness would stop once this thread crossed over from the Trib. This is a peaceful forum and we all get along .... please do your best to follow suit.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on September 10, 2009, 12:35:12 PM
MsPeacock: Kudos to you & your husband for taking a realistic look at the stresses on your business. Even if CLP did have some effect on your business, it is prudent to look at the big picture.
 
It sounds like y'all are going to do well over the long term.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on September 10, 2009, 01:16:09 PM
The weather was a dissappointing factor for everyone this summer.
The Friday Frenzy  kinda bombed out I think with the price changes. One Friday it was $10.00 a carload or $3.00 a person. the next week it was $15.00 a carload or $5.00 a person. Come on, people are not stupid. They notice these changes from one week to the next and think, OH! They got me last week but they want to get me harder this week. Guess what kids. We are not going to the park this week. We will go to a movie instead or somewhere else. Many lessons yet to be learned!   ::)

Realistically I think it will be tough to stay in business either way if they need to charge this low in the first place with all the employees to pay let alone insurance, maintenance etc.  That is my ongoing concern.  Bottom line they need people coming in and spending MONEY for both Park Rest. and Lisko to continue.

Please remember it's not enough for Lisko LLC or Park Restoration LLC to make money, the Park needs to make enough to not only meet current obligations, but address past debt as well. I have nothing against either group and have no involvement with either group. I've met many of them and spoken to them several times. I wish both groups the best of luck and financial success.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 10, 2009, 02:26:38 PM
The weather was a dissappointing factor for everyone this summer.
The Friday Frenzy  kinda bombed out I think with the price changes. One Friday it was $10.00 a carload or $3.00 a person. the next week it was $15.00 a carload or $5.00 a person. Come on, people are not stupid. They notice these changes from one week to the next and think, OH! They got me last week but they want to get me harder this week. Guess what kids. We are not going to the park this week. We will go to a movie instead or somewhere else. Many lessons yet to be learned!   ::)

Realistically I think it will be tough to stay in business either way if they need to charge this low in the first place with all the employees to pay let alone insurance, maintenance etc.  That is my ongoing concern.  Bottom line they need people coming in and spending MONEY for both Park Rest. and Lisko to continue.

Please remember it's not enough for Lisko LLC or Park Restoration LLC to make money, the Park needs to make enough to not only meet current obligations, but address past debt as well. I have nothing against either group and have no involvement with either group. I've met many of them and spoken to them several times. I wish both groups the best of luck and financial success.

I do agree with that and I as well have no financial involvement with either but hope for their success for the Park's sake.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 10, 2009, 02:28:48 PM
The weather was a dissappointing factor for everyone this summer.
The Friday Frenzy  kinda bombed out I think with the price changes. One Friday it was $10.00 a carload or $3.00 a person. the next week it was $15.00 a carload or $5.00 a person. Come on, people are not stupid. They notice these changes from one week to the next and think, OH! They got me last week but they want to get me harder this week. Guess what kids. We are not going to the park this week. We will go to a movie instead or somewhere else. Many lessons yet to be learned!   ::)
Well after the episode this past weekend during the Do-Whop the park WILL NOT see any more of my money or my car....EVER...If they dont appreciate us I am not going to support them...

I'm with ya on this one Gator. Both the Do-Whop's were set up for the old cars only! (get it?) Do-Whop is staged for the 50's & 60'S lifestyle that has nothing to do with motorcycles.
So ya think people don't come to see the cars? Better look again before it is too late! It was an agreement between Classic Iron and the trustees board to to have it set up this way. Come on Trustees! Get some balls and straighten this out now before all the wheels fall off for ya.   >:(

I hope this one (or two) incidents do not spoil your support for both of you as the park works thru it's growing pains.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 10, 2009, 06:45:40 PM
New near-season end Park hours are now listed on the website.
 
I hope there's not a "Rumble" between the cars and bikes.
But...That could be a main attraction of it's own, with competetions and games between the two.
 
Make lemonaid (and money) with the lemons, guys.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on September 10, 2009, 07:32:10 PM
SJL, get ahold of a product called (la's totally) "Awesome" found at the Family Dollar Store.
It works wonders on my carpets. It's far better than any other commercial carpet cleaner that I've used.  IC2ITUC, thanks for cleaning the bricks. They really look good along the pathway leading to the railroad.  I check out my brick everytime I go to CLP.

Thanks so much for the tip - it's often so damp out at the lake, the mold gets carried away.   :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on September 10, 2009, 07:52:01 PM
My husband's quote from GoErie....

"Frank Jones, owner of the Dry Dock Bar & Grill near the park, said the facility had no effect on his business. He said this has been the worst summer he has ever had, and blamed it on bad weather, the economy and fewer area attractions."

Jimmy T .... if you are confused about my husband's statement .... why don't you stop over to the bar .... I'm sure he would be more than happy to explain it to you.

That's pretty much all I have to say about that.

Honestly, I was hoping all of the pettiness would stop once this thread crossed over from the Trib. This is a peaceful forum and we all get along .... please do your best to follow suit.

MsPeacock,
Maybe you should look at your typical customers as a reason for your downturn. I don't think anyone needs to go talk to Frank for an explanation - (what ever that means.)
 
-Maybe the additional DUI checkpoints??
-The cost of gas - your customers don't seem to be doing their usual weekend burnouts in the middle of the street at 2 am??
- The local competition might be better? - Walts / Palms / Lake house / CLPVFD / The Beach Club??
 
What ever it is don't take it out on Jimmy!
 
What pettiness are you talking about??? 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: eeticket on September 10, 2009, 09:18:15 PM
Are we done with our side trip yet? I hope so. I intervene rarely as you all stay pretty well behaved. Feisty is fine, but let's not venture into the ugly realm of making this a personalized topic, it's not.

Let's keep it that way.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 10, 2009, 09:26:22 PM
Certainly didn't mean to be petty...I just thought it somewhat strange that one would say that their business (1/4 mile or so from the entrance to the park) isn't affected by the Park, and then blame the downturn of business on the lack of local attractions....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: eeticket on September 10, 2009, 09:40:33 PM
I'm not calling anybody out. I just want this thread to continue on it's originally intended course without any side trips down ugly lane.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 11, 2009, 06:45:08 AM
New near-season end Park hours are now listed on the website.
 
I hope there's not a "Rumble" between the cars and bikes.
But...That could be a main attraction of it's own, with competetions and games between the two.
 
Make lemonaid (and money) with the lemons, guys.
 
 
I believe it is very safe to say that there will not be any sort of a Rumble Zip. Come to find out that there was a scheduling conflict this past Sunday. The trustees failed to look at their calendar when they leased the Free Act Lawn to the Bikers on Sundays. The Do-Whop was scheduled back in March and the Free Act Lawn was booked for the entire weekend including Sunday, the final day, from 12-6 for this event. This is going to be a very good weekend for the park. Heard that the Trustees were charging $15 per person or per Bike for this weekend Thunder On the Lake event.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: muphere on September 11, 2009, 12:47:23 PM
That the first I heard about $15.00 per bike for Thunder on the Lake.
 
For what?  They haven't charged bikes all summer for the Sunday afternoon concerts.
 
Can someone confirm if that is true?  Could change my plans for this weekend


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on September 11, 2009, 12:53:47 PM
Well, if you alter your plans, there is always "Thunder on the Strip" that is taking place at Geneva-on-the-Lake this Saturday and Sunday. Plus, while you are driving by, you could stop at the Crafts in the Park in Lake Shore Park, Ashtabula.  (Sorry, couldn't pass up another effort at advertising)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: muphere on September 11, 2009, 02:53:14 PM
We might be there!  I bet they aren't charging $15.00 to drive down the strip  :D
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 11, 2009, 03:37:28 PM
That the first I heard about $15.00 per bike for Thunder on the Lake.
 
For what?  They haven't charged bikes all summer for the Sunday afternoon concerts.
 
Can someone confirm if that is true?  Could change my plans for this weekend
Thats what I was told thursday after an individual had a  conversation with someone ( not mentioning a name), close to the board. Maybe a rumor or maybe a big surprise. Time will tell.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 13, 2009, 10:28:31 AM
How much of the Boardwalk has been replaced?  JIMMY t,  When you are "walking the boards" (as we called it in high school   :) ), let me know if they have a board with my inscription yet.  I signed up for one over the 4th Holiday.  Speaking of Boardwalks, Forbes Magazine's Traveler Edition recently named Rehoboth Beach's 1 mile Boardwalk as one of the Top 10 best American Boardwalks, ranking # 5.  Atlantic City, N.J., was listed 1st, and 10th was Santa Cruz, California.  I hope your weather there was better than here at the Beach this weekend!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 13, 2009, 03:29:45 PM
So what was the cost to enter this weekend? Were there big crowds?
 
We've had some pressing things going on here so I was unable to go.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 13, 2009, 04:57:59 PM
What: Blue Streak Fund Raiser
Where: Conneaut Lake Park
When: 1-7pm
Cost: $11
Why: To help restore this classic 1938 Ed Vettel Roller Coaster
 
There will be no real regristration but you can show up at any time throughout the day!
Adults CAN ride the Little Dipper all day this day only
Walk back time will be announced that day
Some other activitys may happen and if they do they will be announced the day of the event!

Any other questions feel free to ask anything. I am incharge of this event and am really hoping for it to be a success!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Mr. Ripley on September 13, 2009, 05:43:53 PM
What: Blue Streak Fund Raiser
Where: Conneaut Lake Park
When: 1-7pm
Cost: $11
Why: To help restore this classic 1938 Ed Vettel Roller Coaster
 
There will be no real regristration but you can show up at any time throughout the day!
Adults CAN ride the Little Dipper all day this day only
Walk back time will be announced that day
Some other activitys may happen and if they do they will be announced the day of the event!

Any other questions feel free to ask anything. I am incharge of this event and am really hoping for it to be a success!

Hi kidcoaster,

I hope that your event does very well, just as I do hope that all events that benefit CLP do well.

First off, a date for this event would be helpful. Maybe I am the only one who does not know.

A walk back would be nice, but a time for this may be helpful for folks who cant be there for the full 6 hours.

Lastly, a six hour event that may or may not include activities? That's a bunch of trips around the Little Dipper if no other activities transpire. I would be happy to outright donate $11 to the cause, but a magician or a one man band would make it all the better... ;D .

When one needs big time money one must plan big time events.

Best of luck to you,

Mr R


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 13, 2009, 06:50:56 PM
Yeh, what day coaster? :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 14, 2009, 07:43:26 AM
So what was the cost to enter this weekend? Were there big crowds?
 
We've had some pressing things going on here so I was unable to go.
 
 
Good morning everyone. After talking to a handful of my biker friends that went to the park this past weekend for Thunder On the Lake, they were not happy bikers,not at all. Price to enter the park was $10 a bike a day or $15 for the weekend and for spectators as well. Drinking at the Beach Club was pricey as well. A whopping $5.00 for Draft and $7.50 for well drinks. Shirts were being worn by a few upset bikers that had "Thunder on the Lake" on the front and on the back there was an explict picture and word saying which I will not say. Looks like the trustees now have really p*ssed off 2 clubs. Not a very good way to bring back life to an aging park... A lot of bikers didnt patronize the park to much except on the day of the dice run. Walts (BT Scooters) is where most of the Bikers hung out and had a good time.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 14, 2009, 07:52:06 AM
$5 drafts!  Sheesh!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 14, 2009, 08:07:17 AM
Gator, The trustees seem to have a special way of doing that. I still don't think Moyers has a clue on how to run the park. If it wasn't for the other faction (S&L) nothing would be running! It will very soon be dark over there when the Electric Co. gets done unplugging everything.   >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 14, 2009, 08:24:42 AM
Gator, The trustees seem to have a special way of doing that. I still don't think Moyers has a clue on how to run the park. If it wasn't for the other faction (S&L) nothing would be running! It will very soon be dark over there when the Electric Co. gets done unplugging everything.   >:(
You are so right Lock and yes the park soon will be very dark. $270,000 past due electric bill? And to think they havent paid a dime yet. Things that make you go Hmmmm..


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 14, 2009, 09:02:41 AM
Gator, The trustees seem to have a special way of doing that. I still don't think Moyers has a clue on how to run the park. If it wasn't for the other faction (S&L) nothing would be running! It will very soon be dark over there when the Electric Co. gets done unplugging everything.   >:(
You are so right Lock and yes the park soon will be very dark. $270,000 past due electric bill? And to think they havent paid a dime yet. Things that make you go Hmmmm..

Is this something new because from what I understand Park Restoration is responsible for their portion and had to put up escrow to get the lights back on?  Or is this for outside of the Hotel / Beach club / and or past due from previous ownership?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on September 14, 2009, 10:05:19 AM
Don't mean to jump in on this but, is it possible that this could effect Pumpkinfest? How long will they let something like this go on?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on September 14, 2009, 10:56:48 AM
Gator, The trustees seem to have a special way of doing that. I still don't think Moyers has a clue on how to run the park. If it wasn't for the other faction (S&L) nothing would be running! It will very soon be dark over there when the Electric Co. gets done unplugging everything.   >:(

 You are so right Lock and yes the park soon will be very dark. $270,000 past due electric bill? And to think they havent paid a dime yet. Things that make you go Hmmmm..


Is this something new because from what I understand Park Restoration is responsible for their portion and had to put up escrow to get the lights back on?  Or is this for outside of the Hotel / Beach club / and or past due from previous ownership?

 
http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3475907 (http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3475907)
 
The 273,237.94 bill is from June 2007 to March 2008, from 31 separate accounts the Park has. That's nearly 100 per month per account at a time when the park was closed. What could possibly use that much electric? If they ever needed a forensic accountant as the treasurer, they do now. But hey, as long as the other groups are making money, who cares what the park gets, right ?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 14, 2009, 11:10:59 AM
Gator, The trustees seem to have a special way of doing that. I still don't think Moyers has a clue on how to run the park. If it wasn't for the other faction (S&L) nothing would be running! It will very soon be dark over there when the Electric Co. gets done unplugging everything.   >:(

 You are so right Lock and yes the park soon will be very dark. $270,000 past due electric bill? And to think they havent paid a dime yet. Things that make you go Hmmmm..


Is this something new because from what I understand Park Restoration is responsible for their portion and had to put up escrow to get the lights back on?  Or is this for outside of the Hotel / Beach club / and or past due from previous ownership?

 
[url=http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3475907]http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3475907 ([url]http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/3475907[/url])[/url]
 
The 273,237.94 bill is from June 2007 to March 2008, from 31 separate accounts the Park has. That's nearly 100 per month per account at a time when the park was closed. What could possibly use that much electric? If they ever needed a forensic accountant as the treasurer, they do now. But hey, as long as the other groups are making money, who cares what the park gets, right ?


Hey if is like any other company or person that declares bankruptcy today they walk away from previous obligations paying pennies on the dollar or nothing at all.  Just look at GM, Chrysler and the list goes on and on.  Maybe CLP should look into this and eliminate debt the "American" way.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 14, 2009, 12:26:34 PM
great weather this weekend for thunder!!! rode all weekend!! i did  NOT go to the park. too much money to see a few vendors? ??? good crowds at dry dock, fairway 12, & walts! spent most of my time at dry dock, good band there saturday! most bars had signs up for $2 16oz coors light cans, sure beats $5 a draft!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 14, 2009, 02:07:19 PM
Gator, The trustees seem to have a special way of doing that. I still don't think Moyers has a clue on how to run the park. If it wasn't for the other faction (S&L) nothing would be running! It will very soon be dark over there when the Electric Co. gets done unplugging everything.   >:(
You are so right Lock and yes the park soon will be very dark. $270,000 past due electric bill? And to think they havent paid a dime yet. Things that make you go Hmmmm..

Is this something new because from what I understand Park Restoration is responsible for their portion and had to put up escrow to get the lights back on?  Or is this for outside of the Hotel / Beach club / and or past due from previous ownership?

 
This has been the most aggrivating problem all along. Nobody will talk. The trustees won't let out info and neither will the othere groups. We will never really never know where all the money goes. That is why I will no longer donatate time or money to the park.    :(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on September 14, 2009, 02:21:53 PM
Just a little off the subject but I just heard that they are estimating there to be about 20,000 bikes at the Thunder on the Strip in Geneva-on-the-Lake this weekend. I do know that I had a lot of my vendors at the Crafts in the Park in Lake Shore Park that commented to me about how surprised at the number of Pittsburgh people that had visited them during the craft show. Great weekend for all outdoor activities!!! And Thanks - if you did visit us.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 14, 2009, 02:54:12 PM
Quote
I just heard that they are estimating there to be about 20,000 bikes at the Thunder on the Strip in Geneva-on-the-Lake this weekend.

Which media outlet was that - cuz apparently it makes a difference!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 14, 2009, 03:03:31 PM
What: Blue Streak Fund Raiser
Where: Conneaut Lake Park
When: 1-7pm
Cost: $11
Why: To help restore this classic 1938 Ed Vettel Roller Coaster
 
There will be no real regristration but you can show up at any time throughout the day!
Adults CAN ride the Little Dipper all day this day only
Walk back time will be announced that day
Some other activitys may happen and if they do they will be announced the day of the event!

Any other questions feel free to ask anything. I am incharge of this event and am really hoping for it to be a success!

Thanks for the support everybody but due to an unexpected curve ball thrown in this week we have to cancel the event this weekend. We may try to hold it at a later date. We apologize for inconvenience this may have caused.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 14, 2009, 04:04:50 PM
Grammy, Count on me to be at the "Rib burn off" at Lakeshore Park this Sunday. I will bet Gator will be there too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 14, 2009, 04:07:04 PM
Grammy, Count on me to be at the "Rib burn off" at Lakeshore Park this Sunday. I will bet Gator will be there too.
Hmmm very well could be there...Hoping for no rain


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 14, 2009, 04:16:21 PM
Don't mean to jump in on this but, is it possible that this could effect Pumpkinfest? How long will they let something like this go on?
Ya know grammy this could be interesting. The way the trustees have treated people this year i.e. the cruisers during Do-Whop weekend and Bikers this past weekend and with CLP having nothing to do with the pumpkin fest but having it on CLP grounds I would not be a bit surprised that there is a gate fee of $5 to enter the Park... Hey they're 2 for 2 may as well close out the entire season with a lot of p*ssed off people... Hope I am wrong on this...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on September 14, 2009, 04:55:06 PM
If they decide to charge $5 or any gate fee as a matter of fact, then they might as well just call it quits right now. The free admission is what keeps the crowds coming in. I can attest to that from the craft show this weekend and the comments that I received. People are tired of paying to come in to an event and spend their hard earned money. I had customers come back on Sunday as repeat spenders that I can assure you would not have probably even paid to get in the first day!!! The economy is too tough right now so if you want support in what you are trying to do then you better cater to them for a change!! After all, they are the ones that are going to pay your bills in the long run.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 14, 2009, 05:01:46 PM
If they decide to charge $5 or any gate fee as a matter of fact, then they might as well just call it quits right now. The free admission is what keeps the crowds coming in. I can attest to that from the craft show this weekend and the comments that I received. People are tired of paying to come in to an event and spend their hard earned money. I had customers come back on Sunday as repeat spenders that I can assure you would not have probably even paid to get in the first day!!! The economy is too tough right now so if you want support in what you are trying to do then you better cater to them for a change!! After all, they are the ones that are going to pay your bills in the long run.
Well you can bet your bottom dollar that I will not go if they charge a fee. I will trun right back around and leave. The only reason I am planning on going now is because CLP is not putting the pumpkin fest on...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 14, 2009, 05:25:01 PM
CLP isn't doing Pumpkinfest?  What did I miss?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 14, 2009, 05:47:37 PM
CLP don't run the event they just lease off the grounds and I really doubt there will be a Addmission more than likly just parking charges which I will agree are abit over board


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 14, 2009, 06:22:44 PM
I knew that.  What I meant was- where will Pumpkinfest be if not at the Park? 

Applefest.  Franklin, PA.  If you like Pumpkinfest, you will be in heaven at Applefest.  First full weekend of October every year.  (Fri, Sat & Sun).


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 14, 2009, 06:31:24 PM
CLP don't run the event they just lease off the grounds and I really doubt there will be a Addmission more than likly just parking charges which I will agree are abit over board
You should read before you post kid...
As for Applefest? If you have never been there you definetly should go and check it out. Lots of vendors all 3 days and on Sunday there are in excess of 500 classic and Antique vehicles.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on September 14, 2009, 08:15:56 PM
Pumpkinfest is sponsored by CLABA, the Conneaut Lake Area Business Association. It's held on the grounds of Conneaut Lake Park....I believe CLABA pays the park to use the grounds, and CLABA in turn collects the fee for vendor space. Paid parking for Pumpkinfest is nothing new, they charged last year (3.00???) and the place was packed.
 
Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with either the Park, Pumpkinfest or CLABA. I have been know to partake of one to many funnel cakes though....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 14, 2009, 11:15:46 PM
When I was at the beach club over the weekend the drafts were $2.00.  Whoever got charged $5 for a draft musta been a 60 oz. beer!!  The trustees promised some road repair in exchange for the parking fees this summer.  Sounds like that was forgotten.  I would hope with some of the parking money they would try to make a dent in that ridiculous electric bill.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 14, 2009, 11:22:01 PM
Oh BTW, nice sly dig Darby!  Never a reply without some sort of negative comment.  You're always good for a laugh, I appreciate it!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 15, 2009, 09:23:51 AM
Just throwing my 2 cents in...
 
The Park, as you all know, is in serious financial debt.... has been for many years, for those who "didn't know".
 
The parking fees help to bring in much needed revenue for the Park. The parking fees were only imposed at certain times. Non-Holiday Fridays were free, as well as other specials throughout the season.
 
Whether they spend the parking fees on the electric bill or the employees, or the new proposed blacktop, I am trustful that it's in the right hands this time.
 
I think the trustees have done an excellent job this year. They got the Park up and running and brought real life back into her ~despite what they started with or had to work with, which was very little.
 
The events have been very pleasant, the Liskos have done an excellent job of keeping the rides and entertainment going, and they have all done things with the Park this year I personally thought might be long gone.
 
And kudos to Carol West who has spent her life at the Park Office this summer. I can't tell you how many times I called there, mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and she was right there answering the phone, or very nearby, and always pleasant to talk to. Her dedication, as well as the rest of the Trustees, needs to be recognized. I know it has not been an easy job, which they do without pay, unlike Shiny and George, who together drew a whopping 90K off the top of any income, and were about to sell off the Park's land and other assets.
 
The Beach Club has been busy (for the most part) all year, and the Hotel Conneaut is looking absolutely gorgeous with it's new renovations.
 
It was such fun to look out on the lake and see the Kaylee Belle full of happy people.
 
It was awesome to take a walk on the Boardwalk and read the names of those contributing towards it's restoration, and sit on a clean, nice bench for a while and soak up the beauty of the lake. We very nearly lost that privilege.
 
The fireworks have been awesome. The entertainment has been top rate, and even if there was a band or two you would prefer not to hear again, remember.... they chipped in to help keep the Park alive, and should be thanked for their contribution.
 
I'm proud for the Trustees for all that has been accomplished this year. I am sure that things have been learned along the way, and some things may be changed for next year, but the big picture looked great to me.
 
This has not been an easy year for anyone. Financially we are all feeling the pinch, and it's very frightening and uncertain right now. So if you add that on top of all the Trustees have had to deal with, I think they've really done a great job!
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 15, 2009, 03:08:31 PM
Just throwing my 2 cents in...
 
The Park, as you all know, is in serious financial debt.... has been for many years, for those who "didn't know".
 
The parking fees help to bring in much needed revenue for the Park. The parking fees were only imposed at certain times. Non-Holiday Fridays were free, as well as other specials throughout the season.
 
Whether they spend the parking fees on the electric bill or the employees, or the new proposed blacktop, I am trustful that it's in the right hands this time.
 
I think the trustees have done an excellent job this year. They got the Park up and running and brought real life back into her ~despite what they started with or had to work with, which was very little.
 
The events have been very pleasant, the Liskos have done an excellent job of keeping the rides and entertainment going, and they have all done things with the Park this year I personally thought might be long gone.
 
And kudos to Carol West who has spent her life at the Park Office this summer. I can't tell you how many times I called there, mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and she was right there answering the phone, or very nearby, and always pleasant to talk to. Her dedication, as well as the rest of the Trustees, needs to be recognized. I know it has not been an easy job, which they do without pay, unlike Shiny and George, who together drew a whopping 90K off the top of any income, and were about to sell off the Park's land and other assets.
 
The Beach Club has been busy (for the most part) all year, and the Hotel Conneaut is looking absolutely gorgeous with it's new renovations.
 
It was such fun to look out on the lake and see the Kaylee Belle full of happy people.
 
It was awesome to take a walk on the Boardwalk and read the names of those contributing towards it's restoration, and sit on a clean, nice bench for a while and soak up the beauty of the lake. We very nearly lost that privilege.
 
The fireworks have been awesome. The entertainment has been top rate, and even if there was a band or two you would prefer not to hear again, remember.... they chipped in to help keep the Park alive, and should be thanked for their contribution.
 
I'm proud for the Trustees for all that has been accomplished this year. I am sure that things have been learned along the way, and some things may be changed for next year, but the big picture looked great to me.
 
This has not been an easy year for anyone. Financially we are all feeling the pinch, and it's very frightening and uncertain right now. So if you add that on top of all the Trustees have had to deal with, I think they've really done a great job!

Well said.  For those worrying about a $5 parking fee or $10 event fee they must realize to make this work it will take effort.  To drive to Ohio to save $5 in parking does not make sense to me.  It was just a few years ago that Geneva on the lake lost their own small amusement park and my visits as well because of it.  I don't want that to happen to another small park close to home again.  Spreading rumors that the Beach club is charging $5 drafts does not help anyone.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 15, 2009, 08:29:33 PM
I'm looking forward to the good food and neat crafts at the Pumpkinfest.  Anybody know if any rides will be open?  I was hoping to enjoy the carousel one last time this year. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on September 15, 2009, 09:40:10 PM
I wasn't trying to take any bikes away from the park last weekend, I was simply sharing the fact that the Bike event was also going on at G-O-T-L. It is an obvious assumption that the bikers like to ride and congregate where there happens to be a large group of bikers and I know that they had some from Pa, NY, Kentucky and where ever else they may have come from. As for the "small amusement" park that closed, that was quite different from CLP. It was closed by the actual owner who has plans to revamp the area and bring it to what they think the crowd is looking for mainly when they are visiting the next door winery. And actually, nothing has taken shape yet! As a matter of fact, the arcade is full of games again and running as such. There is more games in there now than the day of the auction.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 15, 2009, 10:13:01 PM
The POW MIA Ride for Freedom is next Saturday. It's a huge event, starting at the Fairway 12 and continuing to Diamond Park.

Last year we recorded the ride, and you can see it here:
 
POW MIA Memorial Ride 2008 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IdQeX9jnW3Q#normal)
 
BTW: The music is by Jake Banta of Jake's Blues. It's awesome. Listen to the whole thing. I've never heard such a moving rendition of "Watchtower". In addition to being a true hero, the man is a great musical artist, and a real treasure to our community.
 
I did the camera work from the back of the bike and on into the park.
Mr. Zip edited the film and drove the bike.
You'll see me "in shadows" on the back of the bike going through Conneaut Lake.
 
If you want to see it without it's fuzziness, (a byproduct of YouTube compression ) click this link:
http://www.dirtydoglive.com/powmiavideo_2008.html (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/powmiavideo_2008.html)
 
It's a really nice video.
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 16, 2009, 09:30:34 AM
So what is it going to take to get CLP propped up? They have tried lots of things. What can be done, I suspect there's probably some people from various CLP administration entities cruising this thread (which is fine). What can be done to get the funding to get the park back on it's feet?

I know it's an old question, but it's still valid right?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 16, 2009, 12:43:00 PM
Just throwing my 2 cents in...
 
The Park, as you all know, is in serious financial debt.... has been for many years, for those who "didn't know".
 
The parking fees help to bring in much needed revenue for the Park. The parking fees were only imposed at certain times. Non-Holiday Fridays were free, as well as other specials throughout the season.
 
Whether they spend the parking fees on the electric bill or the employees, or the new proposed blacktop, I am trustful that it's in the right hands this time.
 
I think the trustees have done an excellent job this year. They got the Park up and running and brought real life back into her ~despite what they started with or had to work with, which was very little.
 
The events have been very pleasant, the Liskos have done an excellent job of keeping the rides and entertainment going, and they have all done things with the Park this year I personally thought might be long gone.
 
And kudos to Carol West who has spent her life at the Park Office this summer. I can't tell you how many times I called there, mornings, afternoons, or evenings, and she was right there answering the phone, or very nearby, and always pleasant to talk to. Her dedication, as well as the rest of the Trustees, needs to be recognized. I know it has not been an easy job, which they do without pay, unlike Shiny and George, who together drew a whopping 90K off the top of any income, and were about to sell off the Park's land and other assets.
 
The Beach Club has been busy (for the most part) all year, and the Hotel Conneaut is looking absolutely gorgeous with it's new renovations.
 
It was such fun to look out on the lake and see the Kaylee Belle full of happy people.
 
It was awesome to take a walk on the Boardwalk and read the names of those contributing towards it's restoration, and sit on a clean, nice bench for a while and soak up the beauty of the lake. We very nearly lost that privilege.
 
The fireworks have been awesome. The entertainment has been top rate, and even if there was a band or two you would prefer not to hear again, remember.... they chipped in to help keep the Park alive, and should be thanked for their contribution.
 
I'm proud for the Trustees for all that has been accomplished this year. I am sure that things have been learned along the way, and some things may be changed for next year, but the big picture looked great to me.
 
This has not been an easy year for anyone. Financially we are all feeling the pinch, and it's very frightening and uncertain right now. So if you add that on top of all the Trustees have had to deal with, I think they've really done a great job!

 Spreading rumors that the Beach club is charging $5 drafts does not help anyone.
Umm I didnt start the rumor. I heard it from a certain individual that had to pay $5. It may have been when the band was playing but that upset her that she had to fork out that amount for a draft.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 16, 2009, 06:32:42 PM
$5 is a lot to pay for a draft right now when people are counting pennies and trying to make their dollars last.
 
I think the price of everything shot up during the $4 a gallon gas crunch, and they haven't come back down since.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 16, 2009, 09:05:56 PM
Just saw that the website for Ghost Lake has been Updated for this years event!!! Looks like two popular haunts are back including The Fog and The Haunted Hotel!! Along with 6 new ones!!
 
The Fog
Dr. Contagious
Terror Down Under
Tingler's Funeral Home
The Haunted Hotel
The Black Vortex
Jeepers Creepers Corn Maze
House of the Undead

Runs October 2nd- November 1st!
 
http://www.ghostlake.net/ (http://www.ghostlake.net/)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 16, 2009, 09:16:44 PM
The price never was $5 for a draft!  LOL   It doesn't fluctuate; band or no band, rain or shine.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 16, 2009, 09:23:44 PM
Maybe she bought two, drank one ~and forgot.
 
It could happen.
 
 
 :rofl:
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 16, 2009, 09:43:44 PM
 :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on September 16, 2009, 11:32:38 PM
Haven't seen much lately regarding the Crystal Ball which is being held this weekend.  It's a dinner/dance with a band. Sounds like a great Saturday night event at the Hotel Conneaut.  Perhaps it's sold out thus no reason to advertise.  I will be there with the better half and hope to see a good turn out to enjoy the evening and the renovated ball room. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on September 17, 2009, 09:57:44 AM
Zipper, your one of a kind.  Thanks for your commentaries.  There always dead on.  Kidcoaster, are you at liberty to explain what the curve ball was concerning the BlueStreak gathering?  I also agree that Carole West needs one heck of a lot of thanks for keeping the park on track and moving ahead.  Good people are hard to find, and she is definitely one of them.  It's very obvious she loves the Park dearly.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 17, 2009, 12:55:08 PM
^ Its not for me to say Its up to the Liskos


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on September 17, 2009, 01:08:56 PM
Open the park, I agree, Carol West is doing a great Job and has a lot on her plate.  I met her fot the first time a week and a half ago, sweet woman.  As IC2ITUC said  a few pages back he/she donated for a board over the 4th of July weekend, I did also and it wasn't down yet as of the weekend of the 5th.
 
I stopped in to see Carol and she explained to me that they need to wait to send out at least 30 boards at atime to get inscribed.  Depending on when an application is processed this could take some time.  Greg also told me the same thing. As of the 5th she said a batch was almost ready to come back and another was to go out.
 
Aslo as of the 5th the inscribed boards are a little past the wheel chair ramp.  I'll Check this weekend if any new boards have been put down.
 
Oh Yeah, Thanks Precision Pest for taking care of my bee problem.  "If You Want The Best,  Call Precision Pest"


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 17, 2009, 02:02:03 PM
Yeh, pest did an excellent job on my yellow jackets too! Thanks 'ol boy. ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 17, 2009, 06:36:10 PM
"Haven't seen much lately regarding the Crystal Ball which is being held this weekend.  It's a dinner/dance with a band. Sounds like a great Saturday night event at the Hotel Conneaut.  Perhaps it's sold out thus no reason to advertise.  I will be there with the better half and hope to see a good turn out to enjoy the evening and the renovated ball room.  "
 
 
 
I would love to go to the ball, but alas, like Cinderella I have no ball gown ...or a date. I think Mr. Zip would lend me out for the evening to do photos, but the $75 (plus cash bar) is a bit deep for our pockets right now. If I only had a pumpkin and a Fairy Godmother....
 
Sounds like a fun time though. I was looking online for information about the band but didn't find any.
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 17, 2009, 06:40:30 PM
Yeh, pest did an excellent job on my yellow jackets too! Thanks 'ol boy. ;D


I'm curious about the aggression of all of the bees lately. They seem to be very unfriendly this year.

Wasn't there a problem last year with all of the bees? Seems many "dissapeared" or were lost from their hives. I remember there was speculation that cell-phones had caused a disturbance ~among other theroys.

Does anyone know if a cause was determined or why it all seems okay this year?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 17, 2009, 09:33:24 PM
^ Its not for me to say Its up to the Liskos

Hopefully it is not that they decided against coming back next year. >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 18, 2009, 07:53:38 PM
Poison for hire.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 19, 2009, 06:50:42 PM
Quote


 "Porter also reported on the condition of the Rt. 618 Bridge which has, according to them, settled by about a foot since its completion. According to Porter's assistant, Justin Dickey, the area in question is about 100 feet from the bridge."

....Tig needs to get a contract ;D ....



You should have seen the bikers flying over the "settlement" during the POW MIA Ride for freedom this afternoon. Woooo Hooooo!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 19, 2009, 07:20:08 PM
ZIP, I posted something about the Bike Week, in Ocean Beach, Maryland, this weekend, and tied it into CLP and they removed it from this thread.  Is anyone else having this problem?  If so, I suggest we bolt from this forum, they ARE NOT LIKE HEY MARTHA, I sense they are not as free minded as we higher Souls need to express our opinions without being sensored. IMCO... "In my current opinion"!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 19, 2009, 07:28:05 PM
My apologies IC2ITUC, in an ettempt to split the pest neds a name thread the one relevant post I think you are referring to was transferred with it.

I believe this would be it right here --->
http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php/topic,1548.msg21244.html#msg21244 (http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php/topic,1548.msg21244.html#msg21244)

Again, sorry about that, I was just trying to keel the CLP thread pristine.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 20, 2009, 01:12:30 AM
weekend & lock, no problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lock, ol boy?????
just 48 buddy!!! if i look older i guess it is time for geritol!!! lol!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 20, 2009, 01:55:01 AM
doc, doc, doc, dont bolt! no fear ! NP is here! look around  here, really no censoring, he just did what was right!! see you at the fest!

anyone see the NEW dip signs at the bridge, now they know something is wrong there(thank you gore! opps & tig!)!! maybe they will do something about it now! damn...... missed friday night drink the beach club dry, in pittsburgh, was anyone there??  drink it dry night? just curious, even tough i gotta watch now.......


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 20, 2009, 11:29:35 AM
weekend & lock, no problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lock, ol boy? ??? ?
just 48 buddy!!! if i look older i guess it is time for geritol!!! lol!!!

 
 
Pest, you are only as old as you feel!!! ;D ::)
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on September 20, 2009, 10:10:28 PM
For any that care the Crystal Ball was a great evening.  The food and Band were well worth the price of admission.  Drinks at the cash bar were very reasonable.  For example a glass of wine that I had at diner the night before in town was 6 bucks.  At the Crystal Ball the same glass of wine was $3.50.  I think I can say a good time was had by all and word is that they will be doing in again next year.  Hats off to Joyce and all those that pulled this great evening off.  Greg was there and I got to meet his lovely mother, Judy.  She offered that her son was doing what he really likes.  Steve actually stopped working an attended but I didn't see him sitting.  He like to keep moving.   I say more power to him and the Restoration Group.  P.S. For those wondering why all the fill dirt just to the left to the entrance to Momma Bears that was dumped yesterday and today, they are going to put outdoor seating there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 20, 2009, 11:45:44 PM
My apologies IC2ITUC, in an attempt to split the pest neds a name thread the one relevant post I think you are referring to was transferred with it.

I believe this would be it right here --->
[url]http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php/topic,1548.msg21244.html#msg21244[/url] ([url]http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php/topic,1548.msg21244.html#msg21244[/url])

Again, sorry about that, I was just trying to keel the CLP thread pristine.



Hi Nightmare:
With all due respect, this is after all your forum, but I wanted to add my thoughts on this.

We all have been writing  with each other for a couple of years now. Sometimes the threads take a turn and we get off topic, but in my opinion, that adds to the flavor of the whole thing. I don't want to have to search endlessly through new topics if someone mentions how much they enjoyed their breakfast that morning, or where they went for a great pizza the night before. As long as it's a short turn off the main topic, then I don't see the harm or the need to start whole new threads. While the CLP thread is about Conneaut Lake Park, it's also about all of the people who helped keep her alive or are trying their best.

The best books explore the content and personalities of the characters involved.

Seriously, if all we ever talked about on the CLP thread was...the Park... it would get real dull, real fast.

I would say that as a moderator, less is more. If it's nasty, dangerous, or downright dirty, by all means, speak up.
But I would probably be offended if you moved one of my posts somewhere else.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 20, 2009, 11:48:23 PM
For any that care the Crystal Ball was a great evening.  The food and Band were well worth the price of admission.  Drinks at the cash bar were very reasonable.  For example a glass of wine that I had at diner the night before in town was 6 bucks.  At the Crystal Ball the same glass of wine was $3.50.  I think I can say a good time was had by all and word is that they will be doing in again next year.  Hats off to Joyce and all those that pulled this great evening off.  Greg was there and I got to meet his lovely mother, Judy.  She offered that her son was doing what he really likes.  Steve actually stopped working an attended but I didn't see him sitting.  He like to keep moving.   I say more power to him and the Restoration Group.  P.S. For those wondering why all the fill dirt just to the left to the entrance to Momma Bears that was dumped yesterday and today, they are going to put outdoor seating there.


I am sad I missed it. Sounds like fun! About how many attended?



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on September 21, 2009, 12:41:48 AM
Has anyone else noticed that the the link for conneautlakepark.com is not working?   It just comes up with a message that says "currently not active or  is under construction.   Domain owners - please check that your hosting contract is current."   ???    There are probably people looking for pumpkinfest & the Haunted Lake that would check there first.

I see that the Haunted Lake attraction has help wanted ads both for monsters AND for "drywallers who work on stilts & like to scare people"!   :o

NP - I like this new forum!  It's ok with me too if it sometimes gets a little off topic.  It keeps it interesting!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 21, 2009, 07:04:29 AM
It wold appear that CLP has not ponied up the money to their hosting provider for theiir service.

Glad you like it Sunflower. There are some changes coming that will give people more flexibility and interoperability with other things of interest to them. The paradigm shift will be significant to say the least.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on September 21, 2009, 08:25:17 AM
doc, doc, doc, dont bolt! no fear ! NP is here! look around  here, really no censoring, he just did what was right!! see you at the fest!

anyone see the NEW dip signs at the bridge, now they know something is wrong there(thank you gore! opps & tig!)!! maybe they will do something about it now! damn...... missed friday night drink the beach club dry, in pittsburgh, was anyone there??  drink it dry night? just curious, even tough i gotta watch now.......

They beach club cancelled Friday night.  They were going to have it Saturday afternooon with  DJ Loby.  They again canceled, They emailed Loby to cancel 1/2 hour before he was to start playing.  Don't know if they did anything  Sunday.
 
Checked the boardwalk,  no new boards down as of Saturday 9/19.  The inscribed boards still end a few after the whell chaie ramp


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 21, 2009, 08:36:34 AM
You can tell how well a business is doing my the amount of revenue re-invested back into the business in order to grow and promote it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 21, 2009, 08:41:44 AM
Why on earth would they email someone 30 minutes before a gig? I would think a phone call would be in order at minimum.

I thought they were using black ink for the daily ledgers these days too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 21, 2009, 11:29:14 AM
eileen!!(kaylee)! what was up with the beach club event on fri, sat? ??? ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 21, 2009, 12:48:43 PM
I understand that there were no cars at the Fri. nite cruise-in. I don't blame the guys for not showing up and I don't think they should or will until an apology is issued from Sutterlin after he so rudely kicked them off the lawn the Sunday of Doo-Wop.   >:( 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 21, 2009, 04:46:23 PM
I understand that there were no cars at the Fri. nite cruise-in. I don't blame the guys for not showing up and I don't think they should or will until an apology is issued from Sutterlin after he so rudely kicked them off the lawn the Sunday of Doo-Wop.   >:(

I am now more unclear - their were plenty of cars there Sunday on the lawn.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 21, 2009, 05:46:09 PM
That sounds fishy, emailing someone a half hour before they were to play a gig and cancel them.  Would one just assume the other party was sitting at a computer a half hour prior to the show checking email?  I think not.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on September 21, 2009, 08:34:34 PM
Zipper - In answer to your question regarding the attendance at the Crystal Ball - I did not count but there were probably 15 or so tables with 10 per table.  Also a lot of mingling - people that didn't seem to sit.  The official count could well have been nearer 200.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 21, 2009, 10:31:25 PM
I understand that there were no cars at the Fri. nite cruise-in. I don't blame the guys for not showing up and I don't think they should or will until an apology is issued from Sutterlin after he so rudely kicked them off the lawn the Sunday of Doo-Wop.   >:(

I am now more unclear - their were plenty of cars there Sunday on the lawn.

At 5:00pm?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 21, 2009, 10:54:29 PM
I wonder if the lawsuit concerning the unpaid electric bill is having any impact on the Park's activities lately?  I would imagine that the electric company would not threaten to turn off any sections of electricity since the Park has to prepare for Pumpkinfest, which we know is put on by CLABA.  I pray that after that event, the electric company doesn't threaten or actually do that, if an understanding is not reached with the parties involved.  The Park's future looks much brighter now but electricity shut off could be the final "speed bump" (AKA George)  ;D , that could snuff out the new light of our loved Park....NP, I concure with ZIP'S comment of our group being and growing together.  I don't know if you followed our other Forum, but it was so nice to get "off topic" at times.  We learned so much about each other as Humans.  This medium can be very sterile, at times, especially with new posters.  It is nice to get to know them, and where they are "coming from".  I know you understand this basic Human need, but I also understand your point of view..........PEST,  I'll stick here for now since I love our group and you know how I love the Park.  I wish some others of our gang would Post here more often.  Of course, VALENCE FUN comes to mind, and some others.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 21, 2009, 11:35:41 PM
Lock, my understanding is they were not "kicked off" the lawn but rather asked to move back, so the people there watching the entertainment would not cause any damage to the cars or problems with the doo-wop crowd.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 22, 2009, 10:56:04 AM
I have a car but I was at another show with it that day. All I am saying is what was told to me by a few other car friends that were there. The trustees and others running the park need to get it straightened out who "owns" what time elements for each function. We have always understood that the Classic Iron "Owned" the 3 day weekends on Memorial Day and Labor Day for the Doo-wop weekends. Nothing or nobody else is supposed to infringe on those particular weekends! The regular weekly cruise-in has always been Friday evenings. If anything has changed I think it should be known by all concerned BEFORE the scheduled events. Not a 30 minute notice by email like Loby recieved. I'm sorry that the park claims that the car people don't spend a lot of money(we ate at the Beach Club with several others every nite we were there this summer) when they are at the park(?) but, those cars bring a lot of people in that do.
There is a criuise-in somewhere every night of the week that I can attend that are a lot more receptive than the park has been and the police are not checking out cooler containers. My wife was checked for the contents of our cooler when the big bad cop (picking on the senior citizens came thru). Hey, Mr Security, Leave the little 'ol ladies alone and git on out to the picnic pavillions and make a few drug busts!
It is slowly coming undone again. Poor managemant in this particular situation. >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 22, 2009, 11:19:01 AM
I have a car but I was at another show with it that day. All I am saying is what was told to me by a few other car friends that were there. The trustees and others running the park need to get it straightened out who "owns" what time elements for each function. We have always understood that the Classic Iron "Owned" the 3 day weekends on Memorial Day and Labor Day for the Doo-wop weekends. Nothing or nobody else is supposed to infringe on those particular weekends! The regular weekly cruise-in has always been Friday evenings. If anything has changed I think it should be known by all concerned BEFORE the scheduled events. Not a 30 minute notice by email like Loby recieved. I'm sorry that the park claims that the car people don't spend a lot of money(we ate at the Beach Club with several others every nite we were there this summer) when they are at the park(?) but, those cars bring a lot of people in that do.
There is a criuise-in somewhere every night of the week that I can attend that are a lot more receptive than the park has been and the police are not checking out cooler containers. My wife was checked for the contents of our cooler when the big bad cop (picking on the senior citizens came thru). Hey, Mr Security, Leave the little 'ol ladies alone and git on out to the picnic pavillions and make a few drug busts!
It is slowly coming undone again. Poor managemant in this particular situation. >:(

One might call it infringing but I would say it was just to maintain the requirements of the liquor license for everyone to enjoy since it does covers the free act lawn.  The picnic areas near the front are not covered by the Beach Club / Hotel license.  Call it poor management or one that is doing it's due diligence to avoid further issues so a select few that disobey don't blow it for everyone.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 22, 2009, 11:59:36 AM
I have a car but I was at another show with it that day. All I am saying is what was told to me by a few other car friends that were there. The trustees and others running the park need to get it straightened out who "owns" what time elements for each function. We have always understood that the Classic Iron "Owned" the 3 day weekends on Memorial Day and Labor Day for the Doo-wop weekends. Nothing or nobody else is supposed to infringe on those particular weekends! The regular weekly cruise-in has always been Friday evenings. If anything has changed I think it should be known by all concerned BEFORE the scheduled events. Not a 30 minute notice by email like Loby recieved. I'm sorry that the park claims that the car people don't spend a lot of money(we ate at the Beach Club with several others every nite we were there this summer) when they are at the park(?) but, those cars bring a lot of people in that do.
There is a criuise-in somewhere every night of the week that I can attend that are a lot more receptive than the park has been and the police are not checking out cooler containers. My wife was checked for the contents of our cooler when the big bad cop (picking on the senior citizens came thru). Hey, Mr Security, Leave the little 'ol ladies alone and git on out to the picnic pavillions and make a few drug busts!
It is slowly coming undone again. Poor managemant in this particular situation. >:(
Dayum Lock I couldnt have said it any better... You go Guy...  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on September 22, 2009, 12:09:30 PM
That sounds fishy, emailing someone a half hour before they were to play a gig and cancel them.  Would one just assume the other party was sitting at a computer a half hour prior to the show checking email?  I think not.

With technology today maybe he gets his emails on his phone too, or he was home at the time.  I don't know I didn't ask him when I was talking to him.  It didn't seem that important to me.  All I know he wasn't too happy, they asked him to play in the evening and he declined.  I was at the beach club between 3:30 and 4:00 and a different DJ was starting to set up.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 22, 2009, 04:37:17 PM
I don't blame Loby for declining. He can pick up work anytime with a lot better scheduling. We aren't all a bunch of dumb a$$ed sod busters up here. ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 22, 2009, 08:59:15 PM
No offense to you Lock, but it's quite a bold statement to say a particular group "owns" the Free Lawn act for 3 whole days on the busiest weekends of the season (Memorial and Labor Day) also every Friday evening and every other Doo-Wop day that comes around.  Also saying "nothing and nobody else is allowed to infringe on that" sounds kinda pushy.   Nobody owns that area, it should be shared.  Bikers, Doo Wops, bands, kids and seniors alike.  As far as what group spends money to keep the place in business, well, common sense tells me the bikers don't pack ham sandwiches and drinks in their saddlebags when they come and spend the day at the park. 
There shouldn't have been any reason for the Doo-Wops to get mad if they were asked to move back a little last weekend so people could enjoy the band on the Free Act Stage.  Then turning around and saying they were kicked out!  Seems like stories circulate around here without any truth behind them.  Kinda like that $5 draft beer.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 22, 2009, 09:47:22 PM
Not sure who it was whom asked this but YES the rides will be open for Pumpkin Fest!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on September 22, 2009, 10:49:56 PM
Has anyone heard if they will be charging an admission for Pumpkinfest? I would hope that they keep it just as in the past, at charging for the rides and not just to get in to the park


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 22, 2009, 11:09:23 PM
Myredmonet, If you would have noticed, I put Owns in quotation marks. It was the park that said the Classic Iron events would be a three day event on the lawn. Not me! I think if you owned a car, you would better understand the whole thing. I'm done with this. All you seem to want to do is argue about this. I've got a life and I'm movin on! 8)   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 22, 2009, 11:38:07 PM
Ironically enough I do own a classic car, I just don't take the time to show it.   :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 23, 2009, 06:46:15 AM
No offense to you Lock, but it's quite a bold statement to say a particular group "owns" the Free Lawn act for 3 whole days on the busiest weekends of the season (Memorial and Labor Day) also every Friday evening and every other Doo-Wop day that comes around.  Also saying "nothing and nobody else is allowed to infringe on that" sounds kinda pushy.   Nobody owns that area, it should be shared.  Bikers, Doo Wops, bands, kids and seniors alike.  As far as what group spends money to keep the place in business, well, common sense tells me the bikers don't pack ham sandwiches and drinks in their saddlebags when they come and spend the day at the park. 
There shouldn't have been any reason for the Doo-Wops to get mad if they were asked to move back a little last weekend so people could enjoy the band on the Free Act Stage.  Then turning around and saying they were kicked out!  Seems like stories circulate around here without any truth behind them.  Kinda like that $5 draft beer.
Perhaps myredmonet you should read the thread entirely before posting. In my opinon you dont have any idea what your talking about. I agree with Lock...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 23, 2009, 12:07:13 PM
I'm not here to argue but when one complains about untruths, well that's when I decide to post. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 23, 2009, 02:13:01 PM
Looks like the parks website is back online


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on September 23, 2009, 02:55:20 PM
I'm not here to argue but when one complains about untruths, well that's when I decide to post. 
Ok I guess I'll post it for you . ;)

 September

Fri. 4th                  Labor Day (Classic Iron’s Do- Wop Cruise In)

  Thru                   ( Conneaut Lake Park ) Conneaut Lake Pa.

Sun. 6th                (D J Dean) Fri.5-9pm Sat. & Sun. 12-6pm

                            Door Prize’s & 50-50 Raffle (Beach Club Bands Nightly)

                            Fri. (Pipe Dream’s) sat. (Johnny Angel & Halo’s)

                            Sun. (Sofa King Cool) ph.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 23, 2009, 02:58:00 PM
I'm not here to argue but when one complains about untruths, well that's when I decide to post.

There are no untruths that I see. How many people agree with your version of it? How many agree with me. You had better talk with the Classic Iron car club and get the facts straight before you get on here without really knowing what you are talking about! :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on September 23, 2009, 06:50:52 PM
I'm not here to argue but when one complains about untruths, well that's when I decide to post. 
Ok I guess I'll post it for you . ;)

 September

Fri. 4th                  Labor Day (Classic Iron’s Do- Wop Cruise In)

  Thru                   ( Conneaut Lake Park ) Conneaut Lake Pa.

Sun. 6th                (D J Dean) Fri.5-9pm Sat. & Sun. 12-6pm

                            Door Prize’s & 50-50 Raffle (Beach Club Bands Nightly)

                            Fri. (Pipe Dream’s) sat. (Johnny Angel & Halo’s)

                            Sun. (Sofa King Cool) ph.

I miss the part where they "own" the free act lawn and that area of the park that weekend.  Regardless it sounds like the park will have more room to move in the lawn area in the future and a little less concern about the liquor license and alcohol brought in from the outside.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 23, 2009, 09:19:38 PM
The untruths I was referring to were the comment about how the doo-wops were "kicked off" of the lawn last weekend.  Also, going back a week, the comment about $5 drafts.  I am aware of the doo-wop weekends and events but does that mean a certain group has exclusive rights to a free area?  Have we seen the end of bands ever playing on the stage there now?  I'm just not sure why two groups like the classic car buffs and the bikers cannot share the same space, being they both have a love of American made (hopefully) machines.  As far as who agrees with what version, well I'm not quite sure I have a version that you speak of.  I'm just making simple comments on this thread.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on September 23, 2009, 09:30:54 PM
Quote from: Locknuts
  I'm not the best lookin guy in the world but I'll do ya till he gets here.
 
I find that offensive.  I think you could find a better way to explain your outlook.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on September 23, 2009, 09:47:50 PM
Guys / Gals,
 
It looks like during the Pumkinfest the bikes will be on the Dreamland pad (which is probably better for them on concrete) and the cars on the lawn areas.
 
Give Greg and the gang a chance to work these problems out -
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 23, 2009, 10:12:11 PM
I hope somebody gets this all straightened out so everyone knows whats going on when and where!   ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bluebomber on September 23, 2009, 11:18:37 PM
I have been following this thread and have read every word of the Tribune thread. I own a house in the park and am usually there every weekend from May through Oct. As a "Muphere" I have been amazed and exasperated that those who live year round in the area do not realize what they have. Does anyone else find it ironic that in 2009 there are groups arguing about who gets to use different areas of the park when less than a year ago we were not sure the park would ever open again? I know and have talked to bikers, car cruisers, Greg and Steve, CLABA members and  a couple of board members and all care about CLP and want to save it and make improvements. You locals need to stop the petty bickering and get the heads of your various organizations to work together to save CLP before it is to late. How many more chances do all of you think remain?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on September 24, 2009, 09:28:02 AM
How do the rides work now at the Park - do you have to buy an all day ride bracelet or do they sell individual tickets?  The rides/prices page on the park website just has the notes about the rides not being open until Octoberfest.  I'm hoping to get over there for Octoberfest to ride the Bug and play a little 50-50 bingo.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on September 24, 2009, 12:47:15 PM
Family-owned Amusement Parks survive economic downturn.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/business/smallbusiness/24sbiz.html (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/24/business/smallbusiness/24sbiz.html)
 
JCOL - might want to take a gander at this one.....
 
So do we bloggers have a get together scheduled for Pumpkinfest??


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 24, 2009, 05:15:08 PM
How do the rides work now at the Park - do you have to buy an all day ride bracelet or do they sell individual tickets?  The rides/prices page on the park website just has the notes about the rides not being open until Octoberfest.  I'm hoping to get over there for Octoberfest to ride the Bug and play a little 50-50 bingo.

 
You can either get the All Day Ride Band or you can Purchase Single Tickets


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 24, 2009, 07:04:39 PM
I got this e-mail from Laura concerning the CLP Fall Cleanup.  I can't make it this year as I have a professional conference I'm attending in Pittsburgh that weekend. I encourage many of you to call her and experience the joy of Volunteering and meeting great like minded friends of the Park. The e-mail follows: ...........................................     hi everyone
kelly is taking the fall clean up off this year so please bare with me on getting you the correct info. Kelly is fine but just need to take a break....
first the date will be October 24 & 25  from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm
lunches will be provided
we will meet on the veranda of the hotel
from there we will be given assignments and told of ares that the park does not want us to clean.  the park will again host ghost lake so some area's may be off limits.......
items to bring:
shovels
rakes
brooms
blowers
any lawn  tools to make our jobs easier... we will be doing lawn clean up
i am still waiting to see if any carpentry work such as picnic table repair, or rest room repair will be requested.
 
rooms are in question at this time. the hotel conneaut maybe too busy to give out free or discounted rooms, we are still waiting to hear form the fairway 12.
 
please contact me at 330-718-1003 or orie942@hotmail.com with any questions
 
please keep an eye on the weather as you all know some times mother nature likes to throw a curve in our event.
 
ps.
i will also need to know who will be attending
 
thanks
laura
 


       


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 24, 2009, 08:43:40 PM
Agreed, bluebomber. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on September 24, 2009, 09:02:57 PM
http://pumpkinfest.conneautlake.com/index.html (http://pumpkinfest.conneautlake.com/index.html)
 
Sounds like a weekend loaded with entertainment


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 25, 2009, 01:19:30 AM
PK! welcome back! glad to hear from you!@ hope you are well!

SJL, ur new here, lock is a very good person! would never hurt ANYONE! we are all here trying to have fun, (HINT) thats what it's all about!! take it tongue in cheek! i have personally met lock & his wife, several times! & they are both truely class acts!! know before you speak, please! dont judge a book by it's cover. nuff said.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 25, 2009, 09:39:34 AM
PK! welcome back! glad to hear from you!@ hope you are well!

SJL, ur new here, lock is a very good person! would never hurt ANYONE! we are all here trying to have fun, (HINT) thats what it's all about!! take it tongue in cheek! i have personally met lock & his wife, several times! & they are both truely class acts!! know before you speak, please! dont judge a book by it's cover. nuff said.
.....DITTOS PEST on this comment.  PK,  are you and hubby going to be staying at the Hotel if you come to Pumpkinfest?  I too would like to see you two again.  Also LOCK, I hope to see you and "No Nuts" there also and if you go, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR CAR AT THE CRUISE IN!  There still is a planned Bloggers Cruise but we need some input on the best time for the Bloggers and for John and Eileen.  I am checking into the Hotel Friday, so Saturday would be the best day for me.  I like a time around 11:00AM but some might want to go to the parade in town and I think PEST said he is going to be in the parade, so Saturday afternoon most likely is the best time.  I forget what time we had it last year.  Let's hear some input from "you all" so we can set a time.  EILEEN can put in her thoughts since this will, most likely, be the best day for her to book paying groups, to help her and John pay expenses.  Remember, we can bring some adult "refreshments" on board for those inclined.  ;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on September 25, 2009, 10:42:29 AM
Hi Pest Hi Doc!
No if we come it would just be for the day, to go to the Park for a while then Grove City on the way home as my boys keep growing out of their pants.  I don't know for sure yet if we can come, but I really really want to ride the Bug.  We had Indians season tickets this season which meant between baseball and other obligations no free weekends to come over to the Park or do much else.  I actually had last weekend all organized to come over but fortunately looked at the park website first and saw that the rides were closed.  If we are coming Doc I will email you and let you know so we can at least meet up and say "Hi" to you my dear email buddy.
 
Kidcoaster - thank you for answering my question about the tickets. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MsPeacock on September 25, 2009, 10:59:47 AM
Does anyone here know how to reach the Boy Scouts from Conneaut Lake? I have books that I would like to donate to them .... I know that they sell them at Pumpkinfest and I believe these books would go quickly for them.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 25, 2009, 11:16:02 AM
Check your PM.  I just happen to know the answer to this one MsP.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 25, 2009, 04:36:23 PM
PK! welcome back! glad to hear from you!@ hope you are well!

SJL, ur new here, lock is a very good person! would never hurt ANYONE! we are all here trying to have fun, (HINT) thats what it's all about!! take it tongue in cheek! i have personally met lock & his wife, several times! & they are both truely class acts!! know before you speak, please! dont judge a book by it's cover. nuff said.
.....DITTOS PEST on this comment.  PK,  are you and hubby going to be staying at the Hotel if you come to Pumpkinfest?  I too would like to see you two again.  Also LOCK, I hope to see you and "No Nuts" there also and if you go, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE YOUR CAR AT THE CRUISE IN!  There still is a planned Bloggers Cruise but we need some input on the best time for the Bloggers and for John and Eileen.  I am checking into the Hotel Friday, so Saturday would be the best day for me.  I like a time around 11:00AM but some might want to go to the parade in town and I think PEST said he is going to be in the parade, so Saturday afternoon most likely is the best time.  I forget what time we had it last year.  Let's hear some input from "you all" so we can set a time.  EILEEN can put in her thoughts since this will, most likely, be the best day for her to book paying groups, to help her and John pay expenses.  Remember, we can bring some adult "refreshments" on board for those inclined.  ;)

 
Doc,,,, I also will have my car in the parade but not at the cruise-in.  :-X
 
Thanks Pest and Doc for the kind words.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MsPeacock on September 25, 2009, 05:16:32 PM
CLW...i made the call, left a message and waiting to hear back....thanx so much for the info.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 25, 2009, 08:09:09 PM
LOCK, Would you and the Mrs., be interested in joining us on the Kaylee trip again?  I know you have some bitter feelings concerning the Park now, but in this day and age, none of us know how long we will be present on this physical plane, and friendship (and forgiveness) are precious human atributes.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 25, 2009, 10:04:02 PM
From the ghost lake website

IN ADDITION TO THE ADMISSION OF THE 8 LEVELS OF FEAR You can get...
The Train of Terror
The Devil's Den Ride
The Blacklight Bumper Cars
and other rides
for only $4.50 more.
Can you handle it all?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 25, 2009, 10:08:21 PM
LOCK, Would you and the Mrs., be interested in joining us on the Kaylee trip again?  I know you have some bitter feelings concerning the Park now, but in this day and age, none of us know how long we will be present on this physical plane, and friendship (and forgiveness) are precious human atributes.

 
Sure Doc. When is it scheduled to go?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on September 26, 2009, 08:55:05 AM
Morning Folks, A Bloggers Cruise is welcome! Just pick a date and time and we will accomodate you!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 26, 2009, 09:34:55 AM
PIck a date and post and event (http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php?action=calendar;sa=post;month=9;year=2009;ab8fd59128=3463947e077a778e18cb1ae0d9304363). :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on September 26, 2009, 09:41:47 AM
OK, how about Saturday at 2:00 PM for the bloggers' cruise??


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 26, 2009, 10:48:42 AM
AMI,  2:00 Saturday is fine with me.  How about the rest of you?  The Hotel called me yesterday to confirm my reservation.  I asked how the Hotel hedges look, and she said they could use a trim, so look for me trimming the hedges, unless someone does them before then.  I'll leave 7 Springs early Friday morning to get to the Park early, to work those hedges, WEATHER permitting.  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 26, 2009, 10:49:08 AM
2pm sounds great! the parade is usually over by 12 noon, so that would give lock & i time get to the park. do we have a consensus here? gore are you coming in too?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 26, 2009, 10:51:40 AM
doc, i will probly see you at the club if open, or even better! stop at the dry dock! you can meet ms.p! good place there too!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 26, 2009, 10:56:17 AM
PEST,  I see that our Posts were around the same time.  Another example of great minds working together at the same time.  LOL  ::) ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 26, 2009, 02:15:21 PM
2 pm Saturday is fine with us.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on September 26, 2009, 06:26:32 PM
2 pm sounds good.  made a hot pepper butter today that I think would be great with pretzels.  will bring some.  look foward to seeing you all.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 27, 2009, 12:46:55 AM
janet, sounds good for 2pm! just need eileen to confirm it! cant wait to see you all again, great memories! hope gore come too!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on September 27, 2009, 11:24:18 AM
Morning Folks! The Bloggers Cruise has been added to the event calendar. All Bloggers welcome!! Hope to see you for the group picture!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on September 27, 2009, 03:08:40 PM
I think this Pumpkin Fest will be packed! With the rides back and Ghost Lake!!! Really hoping I get to work the Train that weekend. So hopefully I will see some of you around.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 27, 2009, 08:00:47 PM
I think this Pumpkin Fest will be packed! With the rides back and Ghost Lake!!! Really hoping I get to work the Train that weekend. So hopefully I will see some of you around.
KC  I hope you are working the train because it is on my ride list.  It's OFFICIAL, the Bloggers Cruise is set for 2:00 PM, Saturday, as Eileen posted on the CLP Bloggers Cruise thread.  See you all there as usual if my car doesn't break down or worse.  I will be in the Hotel in my usual room, #300, if anyone wants to stop by, or leave a message for me........VALENCE, Are you and Mrs. FUN going to the Park that weekend?  I sure would like to share that wine that we talked about last year. ;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on September 28, 2009, 01:02:17 AM
doc! we never talked about wine? probly could do that, in moderation. let me know! anyway sounds like a good time for sat! NP wish u were here, kimi& tif too!!!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on September 28, 2009, 01:23:08 PM
doc, i will probly see you at the club if open, or even better! stop at the dry dock! you can meet ms.p! good place there too!

Pest, I was at the Dry Dock yesterday 9/27, we're you.  I second that it's a good place.  Had some refreshments and wings (some of the best around miight I add).  Watched the Steeler game but had to leave the 3rd quarter.  Maybe see you there some time in the future.
 
Ron


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 28, 2009, 10:09:09 PM
Hi,
I have  a lot of reading to catch up on.
If anyone didn't know I just got home from Hamot Hosital in Erie. I had an emergency surgery.
Just got home tonight. I was "in" a whole week. It was a really rough one.
Seem to be doing better now. Lots of pain still. What doesn't kill ya
makes ya tough... I'm pretty tough, plus the health care system and Mr Zip took good care of me.

 Ok. Gotta rest. I'll be back in the
game again soon.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on September 28, 2009, 10:51:15 PM
Good Luck to ya Zipper!! Less than 2 weeks til Pumpkinfest! Hope you are able to be there, at least with minimal pain.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on September 28, 2009, 11:21:18 PM
Zipper if you need ANYTHING contact me.  I mean it.  I will be there for you.  email is janetphillips46@hotmail.com.  I will be there for you - know what you are going through.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on September 28, 2009, 11:34:21 PM
doc! we never talked about wine? probly could do that, in moderation. let me know! anyway sounds like a good time for sat! NP wish u were here, kimi& tif too!!!!!!
  JIM,  VALANCE and I made a pact to meet on the varanda of the Hotel, where I sometimes "hold doo wop court"  summer evenings with my wine (and beer at times), and share some, as we meet in person, out of cyber space........ZIPPER, You get well girl, REAL FAST!.....Laura, just sent me a note that if you Volunteer for the Fall CLP Cleanup, that the Hotel will only charge you $25.00/night.  I wish I didn't have my seminar that weekend and could be at the Park.  $25.00/night to stay in that great hotel, no worrying about DUIs if you "extend" yourself at the Beach Club, or closeby pubs,(ex. Drydock), meeting great people, feeling great that you have a direct hand in helping the park, etc., WHAT A DEAL, NOW GET OFF YOUR DUFFS AND VOLUNTEER!  8)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on September 29, 2009, 06:32:46 AM
Best wishes on a speedy recovery Zip. Hope you're back to you normal self quickly!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on September 29, 2009, 06:46:13 AM
Hope the healing process is a quick one for you Zip.  Glad you are home and all went well. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 29, 2009, 07:12:49 AM
Get well soon Zipper!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on September 29, 2009, 07:57:11 AM
Prayers being sent your way zip.
 
Quote
NP wish u were here, kimi& tif too

In mind and spirit my man....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MsPeacock on September 29, 2009, 08:10:25 AM
Thinking of you Zip....hope you're out and about soon!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on September 29, 2009, 10:18:42 AM
oh no zip! i am sorry to hear of your urgent situation.

 i hope you continue to move towards getting well and feel back to normal soon.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on September 29, 2009, 11:10:35 AM
Zip, wishing you a speedy recovery.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on September 29, 2009, 10:18:30 PM
Hi,
I have  a lot of reading to catch up on.
If anyone didn't know I just got home from Hamot Hosital in Erie. I had an emergency surgery.
Just got home tonight. I was "in" a whole week. It was a really rough one.
Seem to be doing better now. Lots of pain still. What doesn't kill ya
makes ya tough... I'm pretty tough, plus the health care system and Mr Zip took good care of me.

 Ok. Gotta rest. I'll be back in the
game again soon.

 
Zippy,,, I hope you are doing fine. I didn't know you had a problem. I was also in Hamot this past thursday having another stent put in Came home Friday. I'm really doing well.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on September 29, 2009, 10:43:16 PM
Hey Zip,You know the ole saying "when the going gets tough, the tough get going."  I join the rest of your well wishers and wish you a speedy recovery.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on September 30, 2009, 07:30:11 AM
Zip, sorry to hear of your not-so-good-news. Hope your recovery is speedy! 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on September 30, 2009, 05:07:28 PM
Hi. Thanks everyone for the good wishes and offers to help.

Thanks, Janet. :)

I had a twisted bowel, likely from scar tissue from a previous surgery. Doc took a look lapriscopically, then had to open up my suitcase, take everything out, lay it on the table and put it through a customs inspection. Then he repacked it and sewed me back together.
 
I'm on the mend, but still lots of painful moments,especially coughing or laughing. Nothing like before, though. That is an experience I wouldn't wish on anyone. Egads.

Locknuts:
I had no idea that you were there, but for a little while, the hospital smelled like fresh baked cookies and cinnamon. Must have been you. :) Glad you are okay too.

Ok. I was just up for a moment to let the furrballs out, and I'm headed back to bed. Mr. Zip says thanks to all.


 



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on September 30, 2009, 06:09:59 PM
Wow Zip -

that couldn't have been at all pleasant prior to surgery. Hope you mend well!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on September 30, 2009, 10:45:51 PM
Looks like the Trib is opening up the blogs again ??  Received an email citing the new rules etc etc.  Did anyone else get the email and has anyone gone back over to HM after what they did in taking done the site and the apparent loss of all that history.  Has anyone ever gotten anywhere with getting this info back?  Maybe they will make it available again?  Anyone have an in?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 01, 2009, 07:41:46 AM
Wow Zip -

that couldn't have been at all pleasant prior to surgery. Hope you mend well!


Believe me, it was tough.
It took me about 5 hours of dry-wretching and increasing pain before concluding that something may be "seriously wrong".

It's no secret that I'm a 5-year gastric-bypass patient, so I've has little quirks along the way that have always corrected themselves, but this was different.

The good decision was to call my surgeon in Erie, who told me to head up there.

The bad decision was that we opted to drive, making the moment last....much too long. It takes about an hour and 20 minutes (on a good day) for us to safely drive there, and I'm sure we took some chances to shave off some of that time. (Mr. Zip used to drive race cars in his youth.)

About halfway there (and after stopping for gas) I knew we not only should have called an ambulance, but at the very least headed to Meadville first and let them Life-Star me. By the time we got to Hamot I was convulsing from pain and exhaustion.

People often prefer their medical lives are kept private, but I'm sort of an open-book kind of person. I think when people can learn from your choices, good or bad, then why not share the experience? So what I'm sharing now is... don't wait too long before you realize you need help, and call the ambulance. Better safe than sorry.
 
BTW: getting back on topic...
Anyone going to do the Ghost Lake experience this season?







Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 01, 2009, 07:52:44 AM
Oh Zip that sounds horrific!  I'm such a baby when it comes topain.  Zero toleraance.  Whimp-o.  Glad you got it figured out.

We will likely have a family night out to the Ghost Lake thing.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on October 01, 2009, 08:09:06 AM
I did email the publisher a few weeks ago, asking that the CLP Report be salvaged. She said she would try but no news since then. I've not gotten an email from them either.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 01, 2009, 08:21:37 AM
No email here.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on October 01, 2009, 09:35:27 AM
gheez zip, i had no idea this was so serious. i have to say i feel empathy for mr zip too, there is a "black hole of horror" when the one you love is in deep trouble and you cant do anything.... i drove that horror trip to hamot myself taking mr bh while he was in deadly v-tach. he was as good as dead by the time we got there.  it was the worst time i can remember ever. his ER story made the front page of the hamot newsletter, not exactly the kind of notoriety people covet.  your story will no doubt help someone someday.

i suspect mr zip is grateful for having you, having technology, doctors,  caregivers, and most of all a good outcome. i am sorry for hijacking this thread further. i will just leave it at this, i sincerely hope the best for you both.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 01, 2009, 08:30:19 PM
From ZIPPER:  BTW: getting back on topic...
Anyone going to do the Ghost Lake experience this season? ........ZIP,  I may do it but I think I'll need a couple of glasses of wine on the Hotel Veranda ( if it isn't too cold! ;) ) before I go.  ;D   My Hotel room on 3rd floor is right next to the wing that they are using as part of the program. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Easy Street on October 01, 2009, 10:56:41 PM
Here is the link that was in the email I received with the new rules.
[size=9pt]http://heymarthaforums.com/index.php?topic=84.0[/size]


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on October 02, 2009, 03:28:58 AM
got the email.

zip hope you are okay to throw candy!!!!!!!

weekend, i was there, were you in the booth next to or across from the big screen!!! eating wings?? next time you're there ask the bar tender for the bugman, she will point you to me! i am there for all the steeler games!!!!

doc, we can do wine, ok'd by my doc, in moderation.!!!! yeah!!! white is better.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 02, 2009, 06:45:14 AM
I had made mention of the unusual registrant of the that forum. Evidently they have had some problems there and are making a statement about what they feel are appropriate posts as well as how they are going to handle the problem posters.

So back on topic, evidently from what I have seen here I need to work out some event/rsvp options into the next release of the site. Hope everybody has a great ride on the KB next Sunday!

Edit: Got my Sundays mixed up:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on October 02, 2009, 07:50:57 AM
* hijack *
 
from the looks of things around here, we were just the 'rebound' forum  :-*  .
 
Now that their 'true love' is back, we're being kicked to the curb  :'(  .
 
(tongue FIRMLY in cheek  :P  )
 
* end hijack *


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 02, 2009, 08:06:34 AM
Tife, ain't too many people over on faux heymartha.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on October 02, 2009, 04:27:43 PM
got the email.

zip hope you are okay to throw candy!!!!!!!

weekend, i was there, were you in the booth next to or across from the big screen!!! eating wings?? next time you're there ask the bar tender for the bugman, she will point you to me! i am there for all the steeler games!!!!

doc, we can do wine, ok'd by my doc, in moderation.!!!! yeah!!! white is better.

Yeah Pest, that was me and my wife with a friend (JR).  I can't resist the wings when Im there.
 
JR got us going there. Met Mr Dry Dock  a couple of months ago When JR was cooking with his big trailer in the front lot.  Super nice fellow might I add.
 
Won't make it to the Steeler game this weekend, too late for me to get home.   I'll probably pop in at the Dock some time during the weekend though.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on October 03, 2009, 02:15:28 AM
weekend ask for me or mrs. p aka "mrs dry dock"

NP> i aint going nowhere!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i love it here!

if anyone who came here, feels the love, stay, if not, have fun elsewhere!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 03, 2009, 04:11:34 PM
gheez zip, i had no idea this was so serious. i have to say i feel empathy for mr zip too, there is a "black hole of horror" when the one you love is in deep trouble and you cant do anything.... i drove that horror trip to hamot myself taking mr bh while he was in deadly v-tach. he was as good as dead by the time we got there.  it was the worst time i can remember ever. his ER story made the front page of the hamot newsletter, not exactly the kind of notoriety people covet.  your story will no doubt help someone someday.

i suspect mr zip is grateful for having you, having technology, doctors,  caregivers, and most of all a good outcome. i am sorry for hijacking this thread further. i will just leave it at this, i sincerely hope the best for you both.


Wow, sounds like you had a tough time, sorry.
My friend's husband died in her arms.. heart attack. It's very tough.
Mr. Zip was plenty worried, but kept his cool while driving.

Meanwhile...I've been healing and getting better. Got the rest of my staples out yesterday. Now I need strength and a good dose of sunshine. Anyone know where the sun went?





Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 03, 2009, 05:00:12 PM
The sun is down here, we're forecast for the low-mid nineties all next week. :(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 03, 2009, 07:29:07 PM
The sun is down here, we're forecast for the low-mid nineties all next week. :(
NP, Did you get a wiff of PEST'S potions?  This is off the Meadville Tribune Weather Forecast:
Includes the Counties: Geauga, Ashtabula Inland, Southern Erie, Crawford County Pa
Includes the Cities: Chardon, Jefferson, Edinboro, Meadville

Tonight...Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. Lows in the mid 40s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Sunday...Showers likely. Highs in the upper 50s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Sunday Night...Showers likely. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Monday...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the morning. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent.
Monday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds around 5 mph...Becoming southeast after midnight.
Tuesday...Mostly cloudy. A chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s. Chance of rain 40 percent.
Tuesday Night...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely...Mainly after midnight. Lows around 50. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Wednesday...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of showers. Highs in the upper 50s.
Wednesday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Thursday...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Thursday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Friday...Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of showers. Highs in the lower 60s.
Friday Night...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s.
Saturday...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s.  :(
Section: 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MoreLove on October 03, 2009, 07:30:08 PM
I, too, apologize for the hijack, but just wanted to send well wishes to Zipper.  Get well soon!  And I also hope that you get to throw candy from the pestmobile! 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 03, 2009, 07:38:17 PM
One of the reasons I don't want to move back to your area is because of the weather and forecasts like this.  I love and miss you people but it was sunny today at the beach (Rehoboth-Dewey, Delaware) in the upper 70s. I got my yard re seeded and relaxed in this ocean paradise of a town! :) 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 04, 2009, 07:08:30 AM
I saw the forecast IC2ITUC. I am not entitled to complain about cold weather any more after living in Alaska for 6 years. btw... I'm not whiffing anything either.  :D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on October 05, 2009, 06:14:42 AM
Reminder: the fall volunteer weekend is set for 10/24-10/25 from 9 am to 5 pm....if you are planning on attending, please contact Laura at orie942@hotmail.com. Lunch will be provided


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on October 05, 2009, 07:59:12 AM
Quote
faux heymartha

 :rofl:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on October 05, 2009, 07:22:28 PM
Doc, what time you coming Friday?  I'm going to try to get over and clean up around the train bricks, maybe I can give you a hand with the hedges....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 05, 2009, 09:12:09 PM
Doc, what time you coming Friday?  I'm going to try to get over and clean up around the train bricks, maybe I can give you a hand with the hedges....
  JIM, I won't be pulling into 7 Springs until around 1:30 AM Friday. (I have a meeting to attend here in Virginia until around 10:00 PM Thursday). Sooooo, It all depends on when I get up!  I'll try to be at the Hotel around 1:00 PM or so, after I visit my Aunt at Meadville hospital.  She fell last week and broke her hip.  If it is not raining and if you are not doing other things, it would be great if you helped.  I don't think Barney, Lee, or Chester are coming this weekend.  You know they, mostly Lee, liked doing the hedges.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: OL FATTY on October 06, 2009, 01:26:50 PM
Don't know about other areas, but Big Fatty and the little women are suffering thru clear skys and 92 degree weather in the Florida center part. Oh Well.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 06, 2009, 02:07:55 PM
Don't know about other areas, but Big Fatty and the little women are suffering thru clear skys and 92 degree weather in the Florida center part. Oh Well.

Like you I am soooooooo ready for summer to be over with.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on October 06, 2009, 06:52:40 PM
Doc, what time you coming Friday?  I'm going to try to get over and clean up around the train bricks, maybe I can give you a hand with the hedges....
  JIM, I won't be pulling into 7 Springs until around 1:30 AM Friday. (I have a meeting to attend here in Virginia until around 10:00 PM Thursday). Sooooo, It all depends on when I get up!  I'll try to be at the Hotel around 1:00 PM or so, after I visit my Aunt at Meadville hospital.  She fell last week and broke her hip.  If it is not raining and if you are not doing other things, it would be great if you helped.  I don't think Barney, Lee, or Chester are coming this weekend.  You know they, mostly Lee, liked doing the hedges.

I will try and be over early Friday as well if I see you two working I will be able to help as well!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 06, 2009, 07:13:39 PM
Thanks KID, it will be nice to see you again.  Since I won't be making it for the Fall Cleanup, I will feel better that I helped out by working the hedges.  I just hope the weather cooporates.  I'm bringing up 2 - 100 feet reels of electric cord for my Hedge Hog clippers.  In the summer, I was unable to do the far hedges because the 100 feet cord, with another extension just wouldn't reach.  They removed or disconnected some of the outlets this year.  I used to be able to do all the hedge and perimeter with just a 100 footer, by moving the plug around.  ......JIMMY, What are you planing to do around the Train Station?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on October 06, 2009, 07:52:00 PM
IC2 - does your aunt have visitors to check on her?  If not it isn't a problem for me to stop by the hospital on my way to and from work.  It is all in the same neighborhood.  Let me know,
See you Saturday.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 06, 2009, 08:15:58 PM
JANET,  You are so kind with that thought.  My other relatives are looking after her.  I am just concerned about their standard treatment protocols which often don't include holistic systemic enhancement methods.  For an example, they a pumping her full of antibiotics but are not counteracting their deleterious effect on her immune and gastrointestinal system.  I hope she is taking the Probiotic I gave her to help her with this.  Probiotics will boost her immune system and also help prevent C-dif, which is becoming more of a problem in hospitals.  Sorry to get off topic, but I wanted to add this info for the knowledge of all.  It seems like a number of our fellow Bloggers are currently having "Health Issues" or most certainly will later, as we all get more "life experience"!  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on October 06, 2009, 09:31:44 PM
Doc, 80% chance of rain Friday, heavy at times...if I make it over, I'll start by trimmimg around the bricks, sweeping everything down, and cleaning out the drain at the bottom of the walkway...I'll bring my trimmers and extension cords if I come, but it looks kinda iffy right now...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on October 06, 2009, 10:20:23 PM
IC2 - let me know if at any time you need me to visit.  It will never be a problem.
Understand what you are saying about the treatment - I watched closely while my family members were hospitalized.  Very closely.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on October 07, 2009, 01:24:49 AM
sorry haven't been here in a few days..... busy! doc, u going to beach club fri night???  BTW!!! EVERYONE!!! jack moyers, emailed me to ask me if my offer stood for pest control on the park, during pumpkinfest, so i will be there to make sure there are no problems for anyone!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 07, 2009, 07:44:52 PM
PRECISION,  OF COURSE I'll be at the BC Friday night to help support the Park. (As always -  IF my 200,000 + mile Honda doesn't break down on the way!)  :)   If you stop by the club, bring your friend who was in the same frat that I was at the Boro, if he is still around.  I couldn't make it to Homecoming last week but I missed a good football game from the Tribune report.  The Boro TROUNCED Lock Haven!  8)    HEY,  How are you going to get the Park's bugs and pests when they will be hiding under their umbrellas and in their igloos this weekend?!  ;D   It was sunny, blue skys all day, and in the middle 70's today in Springfield, Virginia.  Tomorrow the forcast is 72 degrees and for Friday - 82 degrees AND NO RAIN!  Again I ask, who has the technology and knowledge to beam you'all down my way! :smarty:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on October 07, 2009, 11:02:00 PM
sorry haven't been here in a few days..... busy! doc, u going to beach club fri night???  BTW!!! EVERYONE!!! jack moyers, emailed me to ask me if my offer stood for pest control on the park, during pumpkinfest, so i will be there to make sure there are no problems for anyone!!!


That is great to hear Pest!  There used to be a bunch of bees in Kiddieland but they may have already been vamoosed.

Speaking of Kiddieland, does anyone know what the height limit is on the rides in there?  The website doesn't say, and my kids are growing like weeds. 

Thanks!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on October 08, 2009, 01:23:51 AM
i stoppped & talked to carol west today, i will be on the grounds tomorrow "LOOKING" for bee & wasp nests! hopefully i will find a few, as it will be warmer 61 forcast, 69 on friday but rain.:( we'll see what happens! doc i will see you there! with dale! as he is still driving me as my truck is broke!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MsPeacock on October 08, 2009, 03:32:03 PM
CLW ... thanks for the Boy Scouts/Books connection, they finally called today....I'm boxing up 500+ that they will pick up tomorrow and sell at Pumpkinfest ... also donated some to a nursing home and the rest will go to the Women's Shelter in Meadville .... thanks again!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 08, 2009, 04:30:09 PM
(http://nynerd.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/predator-pumpkin-carving.jpg)
 
The Hotel Conneaut is having a pumpkin carving contest with cash prizes!
$7 entrance fee includes the pumpkin pf your choosing, tools and a candle to light up the pumpkin.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on October 08, 2009, 05:10:29 PM
sorry haven't been here in a few days..... busy! doc, u going to beach club fri night???  BTW!!! EVERYONE!!! jack moyers, emailed me to ask me if my offer stood for pest control on the park, during pumpkinfest, so i will be there to make sure there are no problems for anyone!!!

Pest,  What time will you be at the BC on Friday night?  I'll probably stop by there around 7:30,  won't stay for the band though.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on October 08, 2009, 06:24:25 PM
how you feeling zipper? ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 08, 2009, 09:58:26 PM
CLW ... thanks for the Boy Scouts/Books connection, they finally called today....I'm boxing up 500+ that they will pick up tomorrow and sell at Pumpkinfest ... also donated some to a nursing home and the rest will go to the Women's Shelter in Meadville .... thanks again!
You are very welcome.  Glad it worked out all the way around.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on October 09, 2009, 12:17:27 AM
weekemd, will try for 7pm however dont know what the day brings as my boss is a jerk!!!!!!! lol!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 09, 2009, 04:23:46 PM
how you feeling zipper? ;D

Better, but still very sore and swollen. Tired too. I sleep a lot still.

I'm healing nicely though. I had another CAT scan and it looked good, they said.

It feels much better to get my drain tube out. That was so sore, and felt like a stick in my side. Very difficult to get comfortable to sleep. Now that it's out I think I am catching up on my sleep.

Thanks for asking, Janet. :)



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 09, 2009, 06:19:24 PM
I got to the Hotel around 3:30 PM. The weather is far from ideal being cold, damp, and rainy.  They are having some problem with the heat.  The lobby heat is not on as of yet, but they got the fireplace turned on.  Good thing I brought a backup source of heat, otherwise I wouldn't need any ice for my beer!....  Not to get any rumors going, but a quite reliable source told me that Greg and Steve paid off most of the Park's debt and not to worry about the enity holding the $200,000 note, since they have been "neutered" by this action. ;D    PEST, I won't be at the BC until around 9:30ish.  I'm going to take a nap now since I got to bed around 3:00 AM this morning at the Springs, and got up around 8:00!  I need my "beauty rest" ::)   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 10, 2009, 09:44:20 AM
The sun is out this morning at the Park. :wahoo:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on October 11, 2009, 02:16:05 PM
We had a very nice time at the Park yesterday.  It was great for once to have to fight through CROWDS to walk down the Midway, and to have to wait in TRAFFIC to get into the Parking Lot and to have to DRIVE TO THE BACK to find a spot because there were SO MANY CARS was WONDERFUL!! 
 
Everything we could see around all the people and the stands for Pumpkin Fest looked great!  The first hill on the Bug was a little wilder than I remembered but it just made it all the more fun!
 
The only thing at the park I was kind of disappointed about was not being able to get some Park t-shirts/sweatshirts at the gift shop for the kids.  There was a really small selection of park logo stuff.  This could be because it was the end of the season though.  This would be a great small business for someone local to start if this is one of the profit centers the park is leasing, particularly if you can work out a good arrangement with a local custom shirt maker.  I did get myself a very nice reasonably priced Pumpkin Fest sweatshirt tho ;). 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 11, 2009, 06:49:32 PM
PK, Sorry I missed you and yours.  I talked with one of the ride operators who may have been one of the Lisko sons(?), and he said that the Coors Company may be putting up the money to get the Blue Streak back into action for next summer.  He implied that if they do it that they will change the name to "The Silver Bullet" if I heard it correctly.  Of course they will want some advertising for their company.  If this also becomes true, the Park may have some financial footing to keep going as an Amusement Park.  PS., He also said there will be a chance of getting the origional "Wild Mouse" ride back operating again, the one I used to operate at times. 8)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 11, 2009, 11:12:55 PM
That would be great to have a big sponser llike Coors come in and "git er goin" again. I don't think it would make that much difference what the coaster was called as long as it can be made safe and profitable.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 12, 2009, 09:53:20 AM
Gore, I'm sure you are right but it was fun for a couple of minutes.  ;D 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 12, 2009, 10:48:18 AM
The pumpkin carving contest at the Park last weekend had me browsing for other's works on Google. Does anyone know how that went?
 
Some of the carvings on Google are so detailed and creative. Check out this website:
 
http://www.ghoststudy.com/new11_galleries/Halloween-time5.htm (http://www.ghoststudy.com/new11_galleries/Halloween-time5.htm)
 
or look at some of the images on the Google search here: http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&um=1&q=carved+pumpkin&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=21 (http://images.google.com/images?hl=en&um=1&q=carved+pumpkin&sa=N&start=0&ndsp=21)
 
(http://www.ghoststudy.com/new11_galleries/halloweve1061.jpg)
World's largest pumpkin pie.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 12, 2009, 10:54:29 AM
My 12 y.o. entered the pumpkin carving contest.  She did a very nice flying bat.  It took her over an hour to do.  I was forced to sit and eat park fries :) and people-watch.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on October 12, 2009, 11:42:51 AM
we walked around and ate like pigs, got cold and left.  oh yea, we saw locknuts & mrs locknuts. it was fun.  after that we had to go to walmart...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 12, 2009, 11:45:43 AM
BH, were you wearing jeans and a white hoodie?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on October 12, 2009, 12:05:29 PM
yea that was me.... how did you know? lol

well, perhaps there was someone else wearing jeans and white hoodie too, never know...  :D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 12, 2009, 12:52:55 PM
Poor Cindy... forced to eat Park fries. LOL!!!
Sounds like you had fun!
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on October 12, 2009, 01:02:58 PM
PK, just would like to let you know that I had spoken to Carol West about doing shirts for the park this year because I know it was mentioned on the forum several times plus I have had people ask me about them. She said they also had requests but the problem was that they didn't have any place to sell them out of since the midway was all leased to Lisko. I was set up right at the door of the Log Cabin gift shop (or I should say what WAS the gift shop) and I can certainly tell you that there were a lot of disappointed people that went in there thinking they were going to be able to buy "park" themed items. I heard that all weekend. Seeing as I had embroidered shirts I also had numerous people that came out of the store and asked if I had CLP shirts but I quickly sent them to the Pumpkinfest tent to get one of the event sweatshirts. It is my understanding that the sale of those shirts were very good through the weekend. I understand they just had a few left when I spoke to Bob Disko at the end of the festival.  All in all it was a great weekend  - could have been a little warmer though.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 12, 2009, 01:38:56 PM
Oh BH, I saw you and thought "maybe".  Shit.  I was only about 50% certain and it was only a passing side glance then I put it out of my mind.  What does one do? Do I introduce myself as Cindy Lou Who in the middle of CLP?  Well now I know! 

BH does have big hair ladies and gentlemen.
                                                                                                   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on October 12, 2009, 07:58:06 PM
that's funny clw. (was i packing food into my face)  oh well. now our mystique filled relationship is blown.  :D    of course i still haven't seen you anywhere yet that i know of.  and for the record clw, i would not have taken the chance and asked if it were me either, (" hi im cindylouwho, are you bighair80s?".. omg.. hahahahahaha, what if it wasnt me?)

on the other hand we do have brave souls:
i remember when i first met locknuts , it was at walmart, he was shopping in the same isle and looked up at me and this funny look came over his face like he just saw a martian... :D he said, "hey, are you bighair?"


 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on October 12, 2009, 07:59:22 PM
PK, just would like to let you know that I had spoken to Carol West about doing shirts for the park this year because I know it was mentioned on the forum several times plus I have had people ask me about them. She said they also had requests but the problem was that they didn't have any place to sell them out of since the midway was all leased to Lisko. I was set up right at the door of the Log Cabin gift shop (or I should say what WAS the gift shop) and I can certainly tell you that there were a lot of disappointed people that went in there thinking they were going to be able to buy "park" themed items. I heard that all weekend. Seeing as I had embroidered shirts I also had numerous people that came out of the store and asked if I had CLP shirts but I quickly sent them to the Pumpkinfest tent to get one of the event sweatshirts. It is my understanding that the sale of those shirts were very good through the weekend. I understand they just had a few left when I spoke to Bob Disko at the end of the festival.  All in all it was a great weekend  - could have been a little warmer though.

I saw your stand when we were coming out of there.  You had some very lovely things.  I also peeked looking for CLP stuff but didn't see any.  The "gift shop" was very disappointing, particularly with the part that was where the shirts used to be filled up with video games. 

If shirts are your thing and you're interested, I wonder if they'd let you sublease the store.  They used to have lovely things - nice, embroidered logos in addition to the iron-ons -so I'm assuming that art work is still on file at the vendor who set it up.  You could also talk to the Institute about those lovely throws they had with a map of the park - similar type to the Pumpkinfest ones being sold, you used to be able to buy them from the Institute via mail order or from a nail salon on the main street of CL down from Sheetz that sold them on behalf of the Institute.   

I had never been to Pumpkinfest before but I have to say I was very impressed with the quality and prices at the vendors.  I bought a lot of little things for gifts for Christmas.  Had I had the opportunity I would have come on a non-festival day because we really just came to ride.  BUT given that circumstances worked out that the weekend we had free was the Pumpkinfest, so we got to see it, I think we will try to come again in the future for it specifically. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on October 12, 2009, 08:41:13 PM
If I understand correctly they have leased the Log Cabin to Lisko and he is using it as his "gift shop". There were alot of disappointed people that came out of there. I actually have the artwork for the logo since I had done the embroidered denim shirts that the park sold last year at the Pumpkinfest.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 12, 2009, 09:19:38 PM
that's funny clw. (was i packing food into my face)  oh well. now our mystique filled relationship is blown.  :D    of course i still haven't seen you anywhere yet that i know of.  and for the record clw, i would not have taken the chance and asked if it were me either, (" hi im cindylouwho, are you bighair80s?".. omg.. hahahahahaha, what if it wasnt me?)

on the other hand we do have brave souls:
i remember when i first met locknuts , it was at walmart, he was shopping in the same isle and looked up at me and this funny look came over his face like he just saw a martian... :D he said, "hey, are you bighair?"


 
Hey, are you bighair?  Tooooooo funny!  Now that you mention it, I met Lock in WalMart too I think.   Or was it a football game?  Can't keep my men straight.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on October 13, 2009, 12:31:53 AM
bh! i can vouch for that! lol! luv you & mike! btw i hope there werent too many bees there, as i did a walk through thur & fri am.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 13, 2009, 07:41:53 AM
I've had folks come up to me at gigs and say "Are you life?" and my bandmates look at me like I'm nuts. (That;s how pest and I met a little whiles back.) I once had a person just start talking to me about subjects being discussed on the board once by saying "You said that . . ." It was an odd feeling. Especially when folks that are 'lurkers' say they feel like they know me. (Which, in a way, they do!)



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 13, 2009, 08:09:19 AM
Well,  Lock approached me by my real name so I wasn't bugged out, lol.  I get approached alot when I am out shopping in Meadville by people I don't recognize.  Most of the time it is someone I took care of some place or their spouse or kid. 

About ten years ago, a girl called me at home to get some information  on a condition she had treated when she was 17.  She was then 22 and doing a paper on it for some college course.  Apparently I took care of her in the pediatric unit at MMC and she wanted to know if I had any memory or her medical file!  For real.  How that girl tracked me down is beyond me.  I was so thrown by it I didn't even ask.  She remembered my name and that's all she needed apparently.  Funny thing is....I did remember her.   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on October 13, 2009, 08:41:55 AM
Mrs.TiFeMb was bugged out pretty bad when we met BH & Mr.BH at Chik-Fil-A in Erie (I believe Mr.BH was shopping for jeans at Kohls).
 
We also met our realtor there at the same time, a wonderful mature lady who was also a little freaked out that we were meeting my 'internet' friends.
 
Then we ran into some people we knew from Erie Christian Fellowship that recognized us.
 
When the stars align, man do they align.
 
I am better for having met all of you.
 
Funny, I have never met up with NP & we are just a couple of hours away from each other.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 13, 2009, 11:16:24 PM
Any news on Ami???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 17, 2009, 06:39:38 PM
Still nothing? It's been a few more days.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 17, 2009, 10:51:52 PM
My prayers are for Ami but I don't know what happened to her. Is she sick?  ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 18, 2009, 09:19:30 AM
Viral pneumonias a bitch.  Can't just knock it out with antibiotics.  It is a good 10 to 14 day battle. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 18, 2009, 10:15:52 AM
I had bacterial pneumonia in 2000 and it literally almost killed me. My temp got up to 103.5 and I didn't eat for almost 3 days. What sucks is that you never really ever the same afterwards. I never want to see what the viral side is all about. I hope Ami gets well soon.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MoreLove on October 18, 2009, 11:47:36 AM
I'm sending positive thoughts for Ami's speedy & complete recovery.

Get well soon, Ami, wherever you are!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on October 20, 2009, 05:18:19 PM
anybody do the ghost lake tour???

$15 for adults, but they say it takes 1 1/2 hours to go thru!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 20, 2009, 06:23:10 PM
I sent my kids through.  $15.50 a head.  There are $2 coupons floating around.  It took a little over an hour.  Kids said it was "sorta scary but not real scary". Nice kid answer.  My niece is working as a 'scarer' on Friday and Saturday nights.  They give her $50 cash for the weekend.  She gets to hang out with her friends, have fun and take 50 bucks home.  She's happy.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on October 21, 2009, 10:28:07 AM
Nice meeting you Pest.  My kids and their friends went throught the Ghost Lake,  they enjoye it.   It does takes a while to get through.  You can print the $2.00 coupon off the Ghost Lake website, http://ghostlake.net/DiscountCoupon.htm (http://ghostlake.net/DiscountCoupon.htm)
 
One coupon is good for your whole group.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Sonny on October 21, 2009, 02:12:22 PM
Its good to see people enjoying the ghost lake event, I missed it last year, but i did get to it this year.  Its was pretty good for most people, but i noticed alot of stairs (that didnt bother me much) and a lot of fog that made it hard to breathe.  I would say the best part of ghost lake was the black light bumpercars, which reminded me of the old ultimate trip. And if you had the coupons they handed out at pumpkinfest, make sure you don't use the canfield one, I tore the bottom off thinking that was the ghost lake one, and it was the canfield coupon and they would not give me the $2 of /person.                                          -Sonny(aka Mrdmc)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on October 21, 2009, 03:18:50 PM
anyone know if you can just ride the rides, Devils Den, Bumper Cars, Train, without the full blown Ghost lake thing ?!?!?1 I'm not up for that, but wouldnt mind riding a few rides.....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 21, 2009, 03:30:10 PM
I'm pretty sure it's one package deal.  Maybe if you want to pay $15.50 to ride a few rides you can.....the worst thing they can say is no, right?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 22, 2009, 10:39:11 PM
Is anyone going to the Cleanup this weekend?  I know I have brought this up before, but they could use some help, even if it is just for a few hours, Saturday and Sunday.  EILEEN, If the pictures of the Bloggers Cruise came out OK, could you post them?  I know this seems to be a chore for those like me who don't know how to do it, but GORE and ZIP have posted how it can be done on the former CLP thread.  Of course you could ask some youngster who is right at home with "computer stuff", if you don't know how to do it.  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Burghdave on October 23, 2009, 09:36:46 AM
Without compromising HIPAA privacy guidelines, has anyone heard how Amidala is doing?
 
I pray that she is doing well and recovering fully.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on October 23, 2009, 09:59:04 AM
I was just thinking of asking that same thing! I actually have my granddaughter home with what the doctor labeled the H1N1 yesterday. This flu thing is quite scary, if people really paid attention. I know they are making a big thing about it but in the little one's case it hit real hard and real fast!! Nothing to mess with. He said it was a good thing we got her in so she can start the meds before it was full blown which is usually about 3-4 days.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 23, 2009, 10:07:38 AM
I hope she's okay as well. I know she lives very close to my parents but I can't exactly send them on a mission to go pounding on doors for a status. I just hope she's back on her feet and healthy soon.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 23, 2009, 10:17:24 AM
I just happen to know a couple of the "confirmed" cases of H1N1 in our school.  Both mom's said they don't know what all the fuss is about.  It's just like any other flu they've ever seen.  The younger of the two was down for a day and missed 2 and 1/2 days of school.  The other was down for a day and missed three days of school.  When I say down I mean in bed and symptomatic.....but they had to be fever free for 24 hours without use of medication before retuning so that adds to the time out of school.  I've heard much of the same- that's it's notall that bad.  I say this thing has mutated.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on October 23, 2009, 10:29:30 AM
My understanding of it is that if left untreated, and goes to full blown, that is when it gets dangerous. She was totally down yesterday, both ends (no need to get graphic!), fever and headache. Started on the meds at 4:00 now today she seems to be much better. Still a little sluggish but all in all, much better. The big thing is I guess, some parents would have just sent her to school not even thinking about the exposure that the others are getting. I would rather she be home and get over it before returning to share the germs. I just wonder if she will get it again with all that is going around.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 23, 2009, 11:45:04 AM
Flu is viral.   The only thing you can do is alleviate the symptoms.  Besides medicating a fever and hydrating, there is really nothing else you can do.  Honestly, unless you are on deaths door because you didn't take the prudent measures, going to the doctor/ER is a wasteof time and money.  Tylenol, water, rest, repeat.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on October 23, 2009, 02:39:47 PM
IC2ITUC, I do not have any pics of the Bloggers cruise. If anyone else does, please put them on this site. Are you soming up for the Volunteer weekend? I saw Barney and Lee here today already. I do not know how much help I can offer this year as we have to get the house finished fast and move in! We are currently in my in-laws home and it has no insulation, so we need to get moved in quickly. I noticed a nice thing today. If you are coming to the Park from Harmonsburg there is an old Conneaut Lake Park sign on the left that has been overgrown with weeds and in bad shape. Good news is that someone cleared all  the weeds, and re-painted the sign. It looks great! Hats off to the dear heart that did this!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on October 23, 2009, 09:20:46 PM
My understanding of it is that if left untreated, and goes to full blown, that is when it gets dangerous. She was totally down yesterday, both ends (no need to get graphic!), fever and headache. Started on the meds at 4:00 now today she seems to be much better. Still a little sluggish but all in all, much better. The big thing is I guess, some parents would have just sent her to school not even thinking about the exposure that the others are getting. I would rather she be home and get over it before returning to share the germs. I just wonder if she will get it again with all that is going around.


Already up to 1 in 5 school kids in October alone had the H1N1 according to the CDC:

http://wbztv.com/national/kids.H1N1.flu.2.1265420.html (http://wbztv.com/national/kids.H1N1.flu.2.1265420.html)

For most it is simple cold symptoms.   In my area schools have an absentee rate of 20-25% now and it looks like buses are 1/2 full.  With less than 50 confirmed deaths in kids the fatality rate is extremely low for the current infection rate and most likely the millions that have had it and did not even know.  The shot is too little too late.  My family most likely had it recently with the symptoms but it seemed like a average cold with only slight fevers.  I hope we actually did have it and have recovered, that way I don't have to worry about this so hyped virus again.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on October 23, 2009, 11:22:35 PM
Eileen, the only one who had a camera on the cruise was locknuts and I do not think it was a digital camera.  sorry.
so sorry to hear about the h1n1 stuff - trying so hard to stay away from people and washing my hands lots. 
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 24, 2009, 12:29:52 PM
I used a didgital camera but I don't know how to put them on here. I know how to put them in the gallery if that would be good enough. ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 24, 2009, 01:48:41 PM
Could you forward them to someone who does know how?  I don't think the gallery is public domain.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 24, 2009, 03:53:29 PM
EILEEN,  I can't make it for this cleanup.  For those with ANY forms of cold or flu, you should not take meds to cut off the fever unless you have an underlying heart condition etc. which would put you at risk.  THE FEVER IS THE BODY'S WAY OF KILLING VIRUSES AND BACTERIA.  Most viruses are killed by a temperature around 103 degrees.  Hop into a sauna (a far infared one is the best like I have at 7 Springs), or cover yourself with blankets to "sweat out the fever".  This was known when I was growing up, and how my mom always treated us - also with Vicks Vaporub lathered on the neck and chest and wrapping a flannel cloth around the neck and chest- REMEMBER?!)  Also drink PLENTY of H2O with LEMON JUICE (organic prefered like the brand Santa Cruz).  The lemon helps to make the body tissues ALKALINE.  Most bacteria cannot live in an alkaline tissue state and I believe viruses don't like it either.  ALSO take plenty of Vitamine C to bowel tolerence.  Most adults should take around 3,000 mg about every 3 hours.  There are many other things to support the immune system but I don't have the time to put them here.  THE BODY DOES THE HEALING IF WE GIVE IT A CHANCE.   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 24, 2009, 06:58:47 PM
Could you forward them to someone who does know how?  I don't think the gallery is public domain.

 
Oh, I was hoping someone would tell me how. Must not be important enough! ::)
 
What do I do? Just send them to someone's email addy and let them post them? ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on October 24, 2009, 08:15:10 PM
yes, I believe if you send them to someone they can then post the pictures, just don't send them to me.  I am not knowledgable in this stuff, but I hope to learn.  please don't include the ones that show you know what.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 24, 2009, 10:47:16 PM
Janet ---- Don't ya think I should? Oh Boy! ::) ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 24, 2009, 11:48:56 PM
In order to post pictures, you first need a host site for them, like Photobucket.com. Open an account and follow the directions about how to upload your photos. Once you have them on a web host, it's pretty easy to post them in a reply here, or you can just link everyone to your album.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 26, 2009, 07:38:37 AM
Gore, if you speak with the palace again, please convey our best wishes.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 26, 2009, 08:53:59 AM
Same here - I hope she comes out of this feeling fine . . . .


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 26, 2009, 10:26:01 AM
Prayers, love, and hugs going out from our home to Ami and her family.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 26, 2009, 10:43:08 AM
....Lock; seeing how Tig didn't make it back this fall and help you out like we had chatted about, he'd be delighted to assist.....

.....ZIP has the email addy, drop TIG a line and we'll go from there and the furry one will set you up ;) ....

....your tax dollars at work....



And my email is:
zzzzzippity@yahoo.com

:)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on October 26, 2009, 06:33:01 PM
Gore Range, The Captain sends regards to you and your wife. Hope she is better soon. She is in our prayers.
Eileen


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on October 26, 2009, 10:21:54 PM
Gore, if you get the chance, please send my regards, and best wishes for a speedy recovery, from the heartland, to HM. Thanks


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 27, 2009, 06:38:30 AM
Whoa.  Yep....you'd definately have to induce a deep sleep to keep me in one of those things.  I can't even imagine.  I would be so scared if someone I loved were going through this.  Queen-size prayers for MK and family. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 27, 2009, 06:46:05 AM
Wow. Those pictures put a whole new perspective on the severity of the situation for me. Much positive vibes for her release from the cage and a safe return home.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 27, 2009, 08:38:28 AM
Yeh!!!!--- like NP said, and very much more serious than I realized.
 Our prayers are definitely with her and that soon she will be back with us. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on October 27, 2009, 09:25:06 AM
More thoughts and prayers for Ami . . . . !


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on October 27, 2009, 12:20:51 PM
Thoughts and prayers out to Ami & her family, and give the doctors knowledge and skill to make her well again.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 27, 2009, 02:40:07 PM
You'd have to sedate me just to watch someone else sleep in that thing. Poor Ami and Anaken. I am so happy to know she is in Pittsburgh getting the best care and modern technology available.
 
† † † † †
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: boogysmom on October 27, 2009, 03:50:49 PM
prayers to ami..stay tough
 
boogysmom


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on October 27, 2009, 06:20:30 PM
Wow - how very serious.  Is it H1N1?  Take care of yourself so you can take care of her.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on October 27, 2009, 06:33:43 PM
last summer my brother’s adult nephew spent many weeks at pitt in that spinning bed fighting a lung/systemic infection after a  liver transplant.  he is doing well as of now and remembers nothing much of it as he too was semi-anesthetized. we  hope and prayerfully ask the same outcome for mk.
my heart truly aches for all of them. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on October 27, 2009, 08:10:25 PM
Thoughts and prayers to Ami!! Sure glad we caught my granddaughters before it got that serious. You just don't know what is going to happen but you just have to pay attention even though they say it has symptoms like the "regular" flu you can't be too careful.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on October 27, 2009, 10:08:42 PM
Not the news I was hoping to get. Gore, without inconviencing the family, any and all situation reports will be welcome.
Over the last goodly number of years I have not exactly done much to stay in "a higher powers " good graces. But I' making up for lost time now.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on October 28, 2009, 10:08:34 PM
this sounds like a step in the right direction at least.

right direction is good....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 29, 2009, 09:03:08 AM
Just an FYI,
The pics of the blogger's cruise have been forwarded to Gore for posting. :)
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 29, 2009, 01:28:29 PM
Good job Gore. As many will notice we didn't have a very good turnout. Thank you for taking care of this. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on October 29, 2009, 03:08:05 PM
I will keep the prayers coming.  Both for MK and her family.  This has got to be terrifying for them. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on October 29, 2009, 03:19:32 PM
Prayers toward HM and family, God give them strength and guidance.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on October 29, 2009, 03:59:37 PM
Quote
....up date on HM-

[Anakin]- I cry as I read the posts of many well wishers. I was reminded about our great God and His being in control in all situations by Sue Corbran’s daughter’s video and the music “My Savior, My God” by Yancy. [Her Majesty] is still in an induced coma, special bed, respirator, stomach feeding tube, and I am happy she is alive and very slowly making progress. Maybe back into the Triadyne bed tomorrow. Keep Praying.





Our current health care system at work. :) This is a good thing.

I have been thinking about Ami all day. I am so happy she is getting the best care possible, as intimidating and unpleasant as it may look from the photos.

I was also quite pleased with the level of care I received during my emergency surgery recently. I would hate to see that changed with all of this "change" we've been getting lately.

Gore, I know they just got a new pet recently. Ask if Anaken needs any help caring for it while he's running back and forth. Maybe I can help out until Ami gets back home.




Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on October 29, 2009, 08:42:30 PM
.....your tax dollars at work, Lock; an honor to serve....


.



.


....up date on HM-

[Anakin]- I cry as I read the posts of many well wishers. I was reminded about our great God and His being in control in all situations by Sue Corbran’s daughter’s video and the music “My Savior, My God” by Yancy. [Her Majesty] is still in an induced coma, special bed, respirator, stomach feeding tube, and I am happy she is alive and very slowly making progress. Maybe back into the Triadyne bed tomorrow. Keep Praying.

speaking from experience, it's an adventure getting the feeding tube out...prayers and good wishes headed her way....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on October 29, 2009, 09:57:15 PM
when times of trouble come into life,
to let go and fall back into God's hands,
to relinquish control you dont have anyhow,
it is beautiful and terrible and wonderful and awesome and scary and... beautiful.  and, very, very hard.
 
i absolutely understand.
mike and i are praying.

 

 earlier today talking to friends of ours carl and his wife "e", (carl is a teacher at MASH and friends with anakin and is helping with anakins substitute for the interim).
during our conversation he did mentioned that arrangements had been made for the dog to be cared for. carl offered us to be a part of the effort underway at the science dept at the school as way to help out. there are people planning trips down with care packages of notes, cards and small cash donations to help out with misc daily expenses.  lots of love and help surrounding them. this too is wonderful to see.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on October 29, 2009, 11:27:16 PM
Thanks again for the update Gore.  Hope and faith keeps us going.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on October 30, 2009, 08:31:47 AM
Praying now that the bacterial infection is being beat and that the gunk in her lungs clears. In Jesus name, Amen.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on October 30, 2009, 02:36:52 PM
Amen to that!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on October 30, 2009, 10:00:56 PM
....will be posting Anakin's reports on HM over on the GET WELL WISHES thread....


That would be right ----------> here (http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php/topic,1589.msg22400.html#new) <---------


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on October 31, 2009, 07:38:17 PM
somewhat off topic, but did anyone see this weeks Community News? The Fish Commission may close the public boat launch just north of the Park? Wonder whats up with that?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on October 31, 2009, 10:14:50 PM
JIMMY,  I went to the Community News website but I could not find the article.  HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone.  I'm just going to stay in the 7 Springs bunker tonight.  I'm just not in the "spirit" this year. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on November 01, 2009, 06:07:17 PM
I'm not sure the website is always updated the same time the new edition comes out....off topic query again, a while back (on the old board) someone posted a website to go and look up charitable organizations tax returns....does someone have that link?
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on November 01, 2009, 07:05:54 PM
http://www.guidestar.org (http://www.guidestar.org)
 
You have to register but it's free and you may have already done so anyway when it was posted on the old board. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on November 01, 2009, 08:15:52 PM
thanks PK, that was it....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on November 03, 2009, 08:20:35 PM
Pardon the ignorance here - I try to follow this forum to keep tabs on Conneaut Lake Park - but who is sick? I don't understand all of the Star Trek or Star Wars references, however I wish them well and a speedy recovery.
 
BG3


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on November 03, 2009, 10:41:29 PM
What Gore said... or...in other words....
 
Her screen name is Amidala, (I call her Ami), which she chose from the Star Wars movie, hence all the references to Star Wars.
 
I never watched the entire movie, so I never quite got it either. 
 
Ami  was a regular contributor of the old blog at the Tribune website, but she also gets credit for starting the original CLP thread, which was the number 1 most visited thread on the entire Hey Martha forums.... until the Tribune pulled their participation, due to some sort of issue, legal or otherwise.
 
Ami is (in real life) a very nice woman. We are all concerned for her, and hope the newest, latest, greatest, Star-Wars like medical machinery will help ensure her safe recovery from a very serious case of the H1N1.
 
All new information about her condition has been posted on the "Get Well Wishes" thread. 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on November 06, 2009, 08:40:54 PM
Did anyone go to the BC Halloween party?  I was there the previous 2 years and there were some great costumes and people.  Also I wonder how the cleanup went, what was done, etc.  If anyone knows about these items please post, if you want.  I'm glad that Ami, aka "RIP" (R.V.W., not Rest In Peace! ;D ) seems to be coming out of the "unhealthy woods".


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on November 25, 2009, 08:05:15 PM
Anyone out there! Is this forum dorment?  Everyone have a Happy Thanksgiving including all of those who are keeping the Park open and operating.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on November 25, 2009, 09:25:50 PM
Some of us are here - but this forum has gotten very slow.  Not sure if it is the change in site or what.  May I wish you a Happy Thanksgiving back at you.  Hope it is a great day for you all, whatever you choose to do.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 26, 2009, 07:44:38 AM
Janet, maybe those who don't participate much should participate and it wouldn't be slow?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 26, 2009, 08:09:41 AM
It's slowed yes, but there are a lot more visitors than there are participants. Here's the YTD stats. November is only month to date of course.

      Unique     Number     Page
Month      visitors     of visits     views          Hits
Jan 2009
289
1535
24339
86617
Feb 2009
333
1295
32092
93510
Mar 2009
358
1345
28009
76580
Apr 2009
451
1934
27226
70923
May 2009
497
2782
25513
73343
Jun 2009
397
2864
28252
84767
Jul 2009
718
7235
85727
224833
Aug 2009
956
7169
72060
180109
Sep 2009
1612
12562
140664
338156
Oct 2009
1364
11513
94571
241048
Nov 2009
1082
9443
70556
183503


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 26, 2009, 09:55:20 AM
What the heck happened in September?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 26, 2009, 10:23:58 AM
Hey Martha shut their doors in September if memory serves me correct.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 26, 2009, 12:01:17 PM
I thought it was earlier than that.  Mid summer?  My memory is for shit though. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: MoreLove on November 26, 2009, 02:40:41 PM
I saw in the Tribune obits today that someone named Ed Koenig from Sharpsville passed away.  The obit said that he spent many hours volunteering to take care of the CLP carousel.  I don't know if any of you know him but thought that some of you might want to know.

Hope everyone is having a blessed & joyful Thanksgiving Day!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 26, 2009, 07:51:38 PM
September 1, 2009   HM shut down...if I remember correctly...
Seems longer is all. 

Any park news?  Any big plans for next year?  I haven't heard a word


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on November 27, 2009, 06:46:33 AM
Very glad to see life on this forum.  Hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday Season. Looks like the deep freeze is here for the next few months, but I keep telling myself that Spring is on the way. Is there no way of linking up with the Hey Martha Forum?  There is still a ton of information about the park I would like to download.  I still can't believe the Meadville Tribune had the unmeditated gull to pull the forum out from underneith us. I feel they have absolutely no regard for the people who contributed to the site, nor for the information about CLP that we were sharing. I guess I will never understand how some people think. The old forum was rich in the history of the park and brought back many memories that were long forgotten. How dare they take that away from us?   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on November 27, 2009, 07:32:53 AM
Hey Martha is gone and apparently there is no way of getting the old info....but you certainly can post any new info here for us.  I am sure it will be much appreciated.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on November 27, 2009, 09:43:27 AM
I suppose the Trib pulled the forum because some others did so. But don't ask them why. They prolly would say " we don't know. I guess because the others did so we thought we had better do so to"! There was no reason that I can see to pull it. Every one seemed to be getting along most of the time. :)
 (family?) ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on November 27, 2009, 09:54:59 AM
I suspect it was a corporate decision by CNHI. They all got yanked except those that wanted to continue without the support of the corporate IT department.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on November 27, 2009, 11:22:02 AM
My guess is legal issues of libel, liability and such.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on November 27, 2009, 06:37:21 PM
Hello Folks! The Holiday of Lights opened this evening at CLP and it is Beautiful!!!!  The ride through is something to see and the Grand Hotel looks all dressed up for the Holiday. Hope you all get a chance to see it. It is Definitely worth the trip!!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on November 28, 2009, 08:22:24 PM
What's the cost?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on November 28, 2009, 09:49:28 PM
I suspect it was a corporate decision by CNHI. They all got yanked except those that wanted to continue without the support of the corporate IT department.
Not to imply that I am a "conspiratorist", but a vague possibility of them pulling it MIGHT be that some persons, situations etc. that were being discussed were getting "to hot" or close to exposure, and those in power, behind or on the scene, used their power and or influence to have the forums pulled.  During this time of Spiritual cleansing and readjustment, more of this type of malfeasance is being exposed. :-X


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on November 29, 2009, 07:56:34 PM
Cost of the Holiday of Lights: $5.00 per person, $15.00 carload of 4. It is Beautiful, you have got to see it!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on December 01, 2009, 11:15:12 PM
I suspect it was a corporate decision by CNHI. They all got yanked except those that wanted to continue without the support of the corporate IT department.

A corporate decision is more likely than a legal liability problem. I found this on wiki, and there are links to the actual law. The short version the "Communications Decency Act of 1996" (see section 320)shields website operators from liability for user-generated content, with exceptions like copyright stuff. Although if there wasn't this law, there wouldn't be many forums because of out of hand behavior.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Decency_Act (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Decency_Act)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 02, 2009, 01:22:23 PM
author=IC2ITUC

Not to imply that I am a "conspiratorist", but a vague possibility of them pulling it MIGHT be that some persons, situations etc. that were being discussed were getting "to hot" or close to exposure, and those in power, behind or on the scene, used their power and or influence to have the forums pulled.  During this time of Spiritual cleansing and readjustment, more of this type of malfeasance is being exposed. :-X


Naturally this is the true reason. People fear lawsuits, and knowing this, others use that fear to their advantage.

There is one defense to a libel suit, and that is the truth, even if that truth is subject to debate. If what you said is undeniably true, then there is no libel. The key words in the very definition of libel is to publish "false" or "misleading" information about someone. And anything on the internet is considered a publication. You just have to prove that what you published is true, with facts, documents, witnesses, videos, or more. And the plaintiff has to prove their reputation has been damaged by what you had published. Big fun-time and new toys for the lawyers.

And the "suer rats" (sewer-rats) go after the owners of the blogs or publications in order to stop the truth from being told. Even if the truth is the truth, the legal process can be long and intimidating.

Before, a media source would stand up to the rats and take them down to the proverbial woodshed and give them a whooping. Now, they're just as guilty of pushing their politics, and it doesn't matter what you and I want. They just want to sell papers and get the best TV ratings, and make friends, and lead sheep.
 
Forums do help expose that real truth more in depth,  where before the newspapers and media once held the power. Before, the media could tell you just about anything, and you believed it to be true based on the integrity of the reporting. But as we have all seen, that integrity has now been compromised by agendas and politics, and fortunately the "people" seem to do a better job of unbiased reporting in blogs and with amateur video posted on YouTube, than some of the largest news sources.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on December 03, 2009, 01:44:56 AM
Hey everyone I am looking for a Hi Res park logo. If anyone has one stored away on your computer could I get it? Just send it to my email. Thank You

kidcoaster08@yahoo.com


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 03, 2009, 09:21:03 AM
You'll probably have to get a high res image from a board member at the Park office or ask Juanita at the CC Visitor's Center. Also, so you want the old orange and blue logo, or the updated "chrome look" version that is on their website?
 
What do you need it for?
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on December 03, 2009, 08:32:30 PM
KID COASTER,  Good to hear from you here on the board.  Now, what happened to PEST?!  Jim, I hope you didn't become overcome from some of your bug juice! ;D   Does anyone have any news about the possibility of the Blue Streak becoming up and running for next year?  I know there was some discussion about this possibility last summer from the Lisko camp.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 04, 2009, 01:52:55 AM
doc! i am still here, buttoning up the home for winter & trying to stay warm! fixed the furnace today, bad oil nozile fixture thing, working ok now! broke over the weekend! no more space heaters!!! btw, on topic, the park looks great!!!!! business slowing down a bit, but to be expected this time of year.  just getting the house ready for me when i come home from the knee replacement in january!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on December 04, 2009, 03:04:15 PM
How is the Holiday lights thing going? I don't know about anyone else but I personnally think that $15 a car is kind of high priced! We have one over in Ohio at Lake Shore Park that is only $5 a car load and another one in Geneva that I believe is $10. Both of which I think are longer rides than the park. Not to put it down because I am sure it is beautiful...but don't you think that if it was more reasonably priced they would get more people? JMO


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on December 04, 2009, 07:55:27 PM
How is the Holiday lights thing going? I don't know about anyone else but I personnally think that $15 a car is kind of high priced! We have one over in Ohio at Lake Shore Park that is only $5 a car load and another one in Geneva that I believe is $10. Both of which I think are longer rides than the park. Not to put it down because I am sure it is beautiful...but don't you think that if it was more reasonably priced they would get more people? JMO

The question is if you cut the price in half will they double the number of people / cars entering the light show.  If that does not work they would have less revenue.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Sonny on December 08, 2009, 02:04:47 PM
Is it possible to find a cache of the old HM forum via google or something, when my game forum was deleted I was able to recover some information that way.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 08, 2009, 03:15:32 PM
It's going to be hard. Google doesn't typically cache forums for too long.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on December 09, 2009, 04:55:26 PM
Yes, BH, even in my debilitated state I was again speechless at the generosity of the faculty and others in the community. It was a true blessing!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bighair80s on December 09, 2009, 06:31:51 PM
i know exactly what you mean.  there can be unspeakable joy in some of the darkest times. ive learned that in profound ways over the past few years. i wish i had the ability to explain that,  but  i think you already understand.

so glad you are ok ami.

** hyjack over** i defer to CLP discussion...  :D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 09, 2009, 09:37:13 PM
Hugs and kisses to you Ami!!!! Good to see you on here. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on December 09, 2009, 11:27:08 PM
Ami, your return makes it a pretty special day.
I missed you. Welcome back!!!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 10, 2009, 12:41:30 AM
welcome back ami! HM!!!!!!!!!!!!   long live the republic!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on December 11, 2009, 12:13:36 AM
Ami, good to see you back. I had a virus also and I fought it for 5 weeks. I'm finally over it. I thought I would never get rid of it. Really glad to know your doing well and are on the road to recovery!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Burghdave on December 11, 2009, 01:28:21 PM
Ami:
 
So great to know that you are back from the brink.  It never ceases to amaze me how the power of prayer can work miracles - you have to know that there were bunches of them offered for you by all of the gang on here.  Gore was wonderful in passing info to us from Anakin.  Being a former 'Burgher and a current healthcare guy, I know that there are excellent facilities and docs in the Burg and hope that you were well treated.  Suburban General was my neighborhood hospital back in the day (before it became an LTAC) and I know the Bellevue folks were loving and caring (my Dad passed on at Suburban).  Hope that the future holds better and better health and capability for you.  Merry Christmas


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on December 11, 2009, 03:31:17 PM
Thanks all. Getting stronger bit by bit every day. :) 
Dave, actually only the 4th floor of Suburban is an LTAC.  A hospital within a hospital.  Staff was great!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on December 14, 2009, 12:51:44 AM
The Hotel Conneaut will be on A&E's Paranormal State on December 22nd at 10:30pm.

More info and a preview can be found in the link below
 
 
http://www.aetv.com/paranormal-state/episode-guide/?episode=518484&deeplink=true&dlepisodeid=518484&dlseason=Season%25204 (http://www.aetv.com/paranormal-state/episode-guide/?episode=518484&deeplink=true&dlepisodeid=518484&dlseason=Season%25204)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 14, 2009, 01:23:11 AM
(http://spottydawg.com/NewFiles/scooter/scooter2wht.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 14, 2009, 07:12:40 AM
Isn't this Pest's dog?   ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 14, 2009, 10:21:30 AM
Yes, it's Pest's dog, Scooter.  I posted it here because the CLP topic gets more hits than the Pet Issues does, plus so many people in the Lake area can be on the look out for him. Let's find Scooter!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 14, 2009, 02:05:34 PM
If I find him and I find out he hunts elephants I'm gonna keep him!   ;D   
 
WHERE WAS HE LAST SEEN?  ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 14, 2009, 02:52:39 PM
wednesday on reed ave in the woods. running around about 830am.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on December 14, 2009, 09:47:34 PM
Been keeping an out out here in the Park Bugman! Also watching all the search teams, helicopters, etc. Sad. I hope they find this man!
Merry Christmas


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 14, 2009, 11:36:47 PM
That's true, there's a big manhunt to look for the lost person. Maybe someone has seen Scooter while looking for the lost man.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on December 15, 2009, 04:57:17 PM
My daughter was up for my birthday and was shocked when she saw his picture on the news.  She and another police officer had arrested him a few months ago running around Ellsworth Avenue in his underwear.  His diabetic problem manifested into some weird behaviors.  Hope he is ok, but it doesn't look good.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on December 15, 2009, 09:41:19 PM
PRECISION,  I am praying that Scooter and you are reunited SOON.  You know how I love dogs and appreciate their GREAT giving of love, that most humans can only try to match.  Your reuniting will be your greatest Christmas gift. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 15, 2009, 09:54:20 PM
The Community News posted the lost ad for Scooter... FREE! That's community spirit! Please take a moment to write a thank you to them!

http://www.communitynewslinesville.com/ (http://www.communitynewslinesville.com/)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 16, 2009, 12:21:24 PM
thanks zip. that is done. no more news yet. freaking wally world WOULD NOT let me post a poster there! *()&(^_^^%**!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on December 16, 2009, 01:39:38 PM
Wally World woudn't? But you could stand out front and pander for donations to your octogenerian gymnastics team uniforms though.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 16, 2009, 04:26:12 PM
Just another reason why WalMart sucks.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 16, 2009, 05:34:31 PM
Pest, did you do any door-to-door in that general vicinity? I wouldn't be surprised if some lonely elderly person spied him, took him in their home thinking he was homeless or had been dumped off. Another reason would be bcause it is too cold outside for him.   ??? :)   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 16, 2009, 08:50:54 PM
I was thinking to go to the post office and talk to the carriers. They travel the neighborhoods extensively and might have seen him.

Why am I not seeing anything in the Tribune Classifieds?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on December 17, 2009, 12:36:44 PM
Does Hotel Conneaut have the tree display this year?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on December 17, 2009, 03:23:45 PM
Thanks, Sir Gore!  Everything hunky-dorey in the bunker??


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on December 18, 2009, 11:27:03 PM
I thought some would like to know.  Apparently there is a lot of money to throw around by investment firms on Wall Street.  Apollo Global Management, a private equity firm, signed a deal to buy Cedar Fair for about $635 million in cash.  In October, the Blackstone Group, bought Anheuser-Busch theme parks for 2.7 billion.  JP Morgan, at present, is chasing after Six Flags. Including Cedar Fair's assumed debt, the deal is valued at 2.4 billion. The deal should close at the start of the second quarter in 2010 if everything goes as planned.  Cedar Fair stock closed on 12/16/09 at $9.08, and closed on 12/17/09 at $11.20. That is an increase a little over 23%. Buying the Paramount Parks chain and the resulting recession, did Cedar Fair in. The moral of the story is that CLP is not the only park having difficulties.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gennygirl on December 19, 2009, 12:15:30 AM
does any 1 have a pic of this dog? i was at my sisters house tonight, on silver st, on the west side, and we saw this dog running around, i said to her, i wonder if thats pest's dog..


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 19, 2009, 02:25:08 AM
You can find photos and more info here:
 
http://www.spottydawg.com/scooter.html (http://www.spottydawg.com/scooter.html)
 
or show this photo:
 
(http://www.spottydawg.com/NewFiles/scooter/scooterrecent.jpg)
 
(http://www.spottydawg.com/NewFiles/scooter/scooter2wht.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 19, 2009, 02:28:35 AM
Scooter has blonde-tan fur with a bit of black in it, scruffy and shaggy, medium sized, cute as can be, but probably pretty dirty and hungry right now, and he's about 20 months old. He looks a lot like the kind of dog Benji is, but he's a mixed breed.
 
Keeping my fingers crossed that he's the one you saw!
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gennygirl on December 19, 2009, 03:02:22 AM
this looks  like the dog we  saw, tonight,  it was  on the west side, near  the dry dock..  we  tried to check it out, but he was gone so  quickly,,, just to let you know


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 19, 2009, 09:52:08 AM
Ok... I know a lot of you follow the blog but don't always respond, but if ANYONE is in that area please look out for Scooter.  This guy has been missing since December 9th. Call 382-0108 if you see him at all!
 
Thanks!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 19, 2009, 10:25:40 AM
Come to think of it, he probably heard that Pest frequents the Dry Dock and may be looking for him!
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 19, 2009, 01:07:27 PM
gennygirl! thank you for the info, i will be over that way today, if you or your sister see him again, please call me asap so i can get a group together to get him home!!! my number is 814-382-0108. if i am not home, i forward calls to my cell.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gennygirl on December 19, 2009, 10:09:52 PM
ok, pest, will do.  is he friendly?  if we approach him if we see him? once i saw his pic, it sure looks like the dog we saw.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 20, 2009, 11:11:41 AM
Let's get this little guy home!
Pest should probably answer you on this, but he is friendly. Put food out for him. He must be pretty hungry by now.
 
If it's NOT Scooter, and you are able to catch this dog, who also needs a home, I can help you find a place for him. Just don't take him to the Crawford County "Humane" (cough...cough...) Society. I can't do anything to help if he ends up there.
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 20, 2009, 01:22:00 PM
If I was Pest,,,,,, I'd be knockin on some doors in the vicinity of the Drydock. It couldn't hurt and give his business card to all he talks too. Bingo! Business promo also at the same time. ;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on December 21, 2009, 12:17:32 AM
I hope that more people would be looking for Brian Shok than for a dog.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gennygirl on December 21, 2009, 12:26:14 AM
if we see this dog again, we will  do the right thing, which does not include calling the "humane"  society. wether it's pest's dog  or not.  as faras Brian Shok,  yes, if i saw him i would help to find him also. i am concerned about him.   i happened to see this dog, and tried to help. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 21, 2009, 09:40:54 AM
gennygirl,,,,ya dun good. At least it pinpoints where Scooter was last seen lately.  ;)
 
And I too would hope that the missing boy is to be found soon. The dog is not more important. it is just a coincidence that both are missing at the same time. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 21, 2009, 10:29:23 AM
Here's the thing about people and animals....
 
The news media is doing all they can to help the missing man, as are the police, and every other search and rescue agency and resource available....which could INCLUDE the use of specially trained DOGS. Funny how it's ok to use a dog to help find a person, but when it comes to helping to find a dog, that's a horse of a different color. (Just had to use that there.)
 
We train these animals... who have so little value in our hierarchy... to help the blind, assist the deaf, search and rescue during earthquakes and floods, and incidents like the attacks on 911 to help find humans.... and we train them to learn our language, while we can't understand theirs.
 
We train them as police dogs to smell drugs, and corner criminals, and fight in our wars right on our battlefronts, right next to our soldiers.
 
We take them to the hospitals to make sick people happy and help them feel better. We train them to act in movies, and pull our wagons, and carry our loads. We train them and use them daily in our lives, in the cases of pregnant mares, to make drugs like Premarin, or perform in aquariums so people can be entertained and smile, and their owners can make money.
 
We pet them, play with them, love them, or marvel at their strength, agility, beauty, or uniqueness.
 
We eat them. We take their milk and give it to our children to make them strong and healthy.
 
Yet, when one is sick, injured, lost or being abused, suddenly, they're not important to us. They're lower than us in the hierarchy.
 
Bull....
 
Not so much professional help is available for a missing dog. That's where people like you and I have to take up the slack and help each other.
 
In our world the hierarchy is people first. That's fine. But the animals we love are a part of our family, and when one goes astray the heartache for the owner is just as real as if it was one of our own kind. Some never get over the loss of a pet.
 
With animal it's a matter of compassion and love, and choice. 
 
We have ONE agency here purposed to help animals....
But when that help doesn't occur then who is there to go to? The police will help when they can, if they have time, if you find an officer who has the compassion and desire, maybe the fire department will go get a kitty out of a tree.... I don't know, I've never had to ask a fireman to do that... but when you have to hope and pray that people will find a lost dog before the "humane society" will... then ...in my opinion... that's not good.
 
So, to SJL... yes, there is a hierarchy, but to deny the contribution that animals make to our lives every day is just a lack of proper education and a lack of compassion on your part. I'm not saying you have to be a vegetarian, or choose to save a human out of a burning building before you would help an animal, but to not consider their lives and suffering, and contribution is where the deficit is in your understanding.
 
We have the ability to search for both the missing man and the missing dog.
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on December 21, 2009, 11:30:08 AM
Zipper,  I don't deny the contribution that animals make to our lives and I do consider their lives and suffering.  I have a dog that I love.  I also have two sons that I love.  My point is that I would rather lose my dog than one of my sons.  Any mother would feel that way, and my heart goes out the the Shok family.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 21, 2009, 01:16:52 PM
ok, i had another sighting yesterday from the man that owns the palms restaurant, he was in their lot. a lady called  CCHS to get him, no word there. so he is still out there on the west side!!! obviously he is using his dog senses to keep himself alive! we WILL find him, i am sure of it! the big thing that bothers me right now is the fact 618 is a busy road with trucks & cars flying up & down the road, just hope those senses make him look both ways!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 21, 2009, 01:47:38 PM
Zipper,  I don't deny the contribution that animals make to our lives and I do consider their lives and suffering.  I have a dog that I love.  I also have two sons that I love.  My point is that I would rather lose my dog than one of my sons.  Any mother would feel that way, and my heart goes out the the Shok family.

I have to be honest. The way you stated your previous post, "I hope that more people would be looking for Brian Shok than for a dog."  seemed pretty cold.

Sometimes people misinterpret the way words are typed in a blog ~than the way they are meant to be listened to, so I'll give you the benefit of doubt.

I would rather not lose my son OR my dog... is my point. To me, it's more a statement of I would rather not lose my human son, or my furry 4 legged son. I know you know what I am trying to demonstrate.

However, for the record, it's often people who feel the way I described, who would chain a dog to a house for 15 years ~spending 5 minutes a day with them if they bother to slop down some food and water for them, claiming to the world that they "have a dog" or "love their pets". Abuse takes many forms.  Or someone who would go out and adopt a dog, then give him away just because they are tired of him. And people do it all the time because they just don't see anything wrong with it, because it's not breaking a law.

Neither is lying, but it's wrong.

God made all of the critters, not just us.

Searching for Scooter is the right thing to do, not just for Scooter and for Pest, but also for ourselves, to show compassion.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 21, 2009, 03:03:47 PM
Pest...
 
Take an old towel or two and rub your body down with them, and the floor of your home, and the mama dog . Tear them into pieces and go out and place pieces of the towels around the area where Scooter has been seen, and also both sides of the Palms.  He may catch your scent. You could leave a trail for him, and trust his doggy sense, but either way he'll likely stay the area and know you are close by. He's a smart dog. He'll know your smell and the smell of your home. Bring a bag of food and leave some of it with the towel pieces.
 
(You could use your bed sheets too.)
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 21, 2009, 05:49:54 PM
I know Zip it has worked more than once for me. If a hunting dog becomes lost, I've left my hunting coat lay where we last were together and that dog is normally there laying on my hunting coat the next morning. Very old trick when coon hunting. A coon dog sometimes will take a deer track clear into the next county and then backtrack himself back to the coat. It would take a while for him to back track! You idea is very worthy of a try.
 
I took a couple of drives in the neighborhood of the Drydock and surrounding area and noticed several places that showed dog tracks in the snow.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 21, 2009, 09:33:33 PM
Thanks Lock for taking the time to drive around and look for Scooter. I hope we find him soon!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gennygirl on December 22, 2009, 12:22:03 AM
SJL. i have 2 sons also, who i love more than anything on the planet.  i must say , that i was offended by your post because you made it seem like  i/ we cared more about this  dog, than a missing man.  not the case.  i happened to see this dog, and made the comment.  i care just  as much for this missing man as any 1 else.  as i stated b 4, if i spotted him,.. i would post that....
 
Pest:,  he is definately in that area.  I told my sis to  keep a lookout 4 him.  im gonna be spending time there  in the next few days, so i'll try to find him.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: shortcircuit on December 22, 2009, 02:32:51 AM
a friend is a friend, regardless of their species.  We want them all home.  Both Pest's Scooter and Brian.  Thanks for taking the time to post any and all tips or calling Pest if you happen to see Scooter but can't coax him. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 22, 2009, 07:32:42 AM
Love the dog coats ad on the side.  Those are spiffy.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 22, 2009, 10:55:46 AM
Haven't heard from Pest much about the dog. Is he actually out there in that area looking for him? Door to door man, with your phone number on your business card could help find the dog and boost your business! ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 22, 2009, 01:32:00 PM
Hey Lock...
Check your private messages.
:)
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on December 22, 2009, 06:25:23 PM
Ok back on to Topic here!

Don't forget tonight on A&E Paranormal State featuring the Hotel Conneaut  10:30 pm EST


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 22, 2009, 07:11:02 PM
Oh yeah....soooooo much to talk about the park during the winter off-season.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on December 22, 2009, 11:30:54 PM
I watched the A&E program on the Hotel and felt that it was pretty good.  I wish they had mentioned the Park itself a little to help the PR for "the Lady".  Now you see why I ask for and usually get room #300 on the third floor.  I like my "spirit friends" around me.  I have a comfortable feeling when they are around and they have never bothered me!  ;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on December 23, 2009, 07:09:11 AM
For the record, my dog has never been chained, has rarely even been on a leash, has always had the scheduled shots, has always been fed & watered & loved.
 
Is it wrong for me to think a human life is more important than a dog life?
 
Who here would rather lose a pet than a son, a sister, a parent?  Some, maybe, but only if they didn't have a son, a sister, or a parent.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 23, 2009, 10:57:10 AM
I think every one here is just as concerned about the missing boy moreso than the dog. Equally? It is up to the individual. They are both living things with feelings. I honestly don't think anyone picked the dog over the boy. Do you?   ??? :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 23, 2009, 12:40:51 PM
For the record, my dog has never been chained, has rarely even been on a leash, has always had the scheduled shots, has always been fed & watered & loved.
 
Is it wrong for me to think a human life is more important than a dog life?
 
Who here would rather lose a pet than a son, a sister, a parent?  Some, maybe, but only if they didn't have a son, a sister, or a parent.
 
 



No SJL it is certainly not wrong for you to be more concerned for a person than a dog, but there are two lessons to be learned in this.

First story:

I talked to a woman once who told me she had a dog... chained to a dog house in her back yard. She said the dog originally was brought inside, but one day the kids were playing with it, (I am not sure if it was a he or a she) and, well, you know how rough kids can get with dogs. Anyway, the dog growled and snapped at one of the kids. It didn't bite, just gave them a "warning" to back off.

Well, the woman banished the dog to a life of chains and loneliness because of that, claiming she did it to protect her children. The dog had been chained for many years when I had talked to her.

Ok, So I understand her not wanting the kids to get bit. But the dog didn't bite, just let them know it had enough.

I asked her to give me the dog so I could find it a proper home, and she refused. She said she would have to think about it. I never heard from her.


The second story:

During the protesting of the tigers that were being held at Conneaut Lake Park (see kidcoaster... it's ON topic) I had a woman come up to me and ask why I wasn't protesting abortions, or some other cause. I asked her why SHE wasn't out somewhere protesting against abortions, or some other cause. I told her that I couldn't possibly do it all.

The lesson in the first story is that the woman did not care about her kids or the dog. The kids were grown by then as it had been many years since she banished the dog to the back yard, and she had many choices she could have made during those years. The two most obvious choices were to teach the kids how to behave around animals, or to teach the dog how to behave around humans. She was more interested in her own power struggle, keeping the dog a prisoner as a punishment. She never even offered the dog a better home in all of those years, and even when I offered.

The lesson in the second story is that one person can not do it all. You have to find your place in the world and take your stand. It may not be the most popular cause out there, but at least you will have stood for something.

Like I said previously, there are many agencies and lots of manpower, and very concerned individuals looking for the lost man. Not so for a lost dog, or cat for that matter, and because of the hierarchy in our way of thinking.

We have ONE agency here purposed to help animals, and as of right this minute, there is no ad on their website looking to help find Scooter, despite the numerous calls Pest said he has made to them letting them know he has lost a dog, which very well may end up there. http://www.cchspets.org/lost.html (http://www.cchspets.org/lost.html)

In my opinion they should be leading in any effort to find any lost animal, to reunite them with their owners. They are our local humane society. With as much free press as Shiny gets in the Tribune, you would think they would give him a column to write, to help people better understand the relationships between man and beast. Instead, we hear how wonderful he is for saving the bushes at Diamond Park. I am very critical of them, but because it's deserved.

The bottom line is that there is no one else in our area to do this, and no place else I know of where more people frequent (especially from the Conneaut Lake Area) than our local newspaper, though they do charge for "lost" ads.

So while it was not wrong for you to care more about the man, in my opinion it was ....inappropriate.... for you to throw a speed bump in the efforts we are trying to make to help find Scooter. It's freezing out there, and every day counts.

That's ok. Learning is a part of life. I learn new things every day, and I hope I never stop.






Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 23, 2009, 01:30:46 PM
scooter was seen on monday night on woodland ave. next to the parkside motel. my friend saw him, but didnt know he was mine, he does now. anyway i will be out this afternoon in that area looking for him. lock, thanks for the advise on the coat, you also zip! i heard of doing that and will place items out today in the area, i am armed with treats to try & lure him to me if i see him! no word from CCHS yet also.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on December 23, 2009, 01:39:53 PM
Zip - I propose a truce.  I love dogs.  And my heart grieves for the family of a missing young man.  And at Christmas time - what a heartache!
 
I met "Shiny" about 15 years ago in a professional capacity.  I was shocked at his language and demeanor.  He is a low-life.  I can't believe he has attained any sort of respectability in our community.  I hate to say it, but it says a lot about the people around here that he is where he is.  Too many people don't care or are ignorant.
 
People  like him make me shake my head and wonder why I live here.  But, I suppose they are everywhere.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 23, 2009, 02:43:39 PM
SJL, I apologize if I made you uncomfortable in any way.
 
I am very passionate about abuse issues, regardless if it's animal or child. (as if you all didn't know that already.... haha.)
 
There is so much nowadays that one feels powerless to help ...or insignificant enough effect (affect?) a change. The war, poverty... you get the idea. But here is something we all can do together. So let's find Scooter, and at least have a happy ending to that one!
 
If you're out in that area, please take a look around!
 
Remember the story about a little boy who is on the beach of a huge ocean. The beach is filled with thousands and thousands of starfish that have been washed ashore and stranded by the tide. The little boy picks up one and tosses it back into the water, and then another, and another, and another. A man comes along and asks the boy why he is tossing the starfish into the ocean. He tells the boy that there are so many stranded there, that even if he worked all day and all night,  and even for 10 days and 10 nights he couldn't possibly save them all, that his efforts wouldn't make a difference. Without stopping, the little boy picks up another starfish, and tosses it into the ocean, and says, "I made a difference to that one".


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on December 23, 2009, 05:08:48 PM
So whatever happened to Wanda?? Anyone know? Maybe I missed something being out of the loop for 9+ weeks....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 24, 2009, 08:46:30 AM
So whatever happened to Wanda?? Anyone know? Maybe I missed something being out of the loop for 9+ weeks....


I hear the crickets chirping in here now......



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 24, 2009, 09:31:26 AM
Nobody knows.  She must be keeping a low-pro.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 24, 2009, 01:39:42 PM
Crickets Zip????? Won't be long now! ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 24, 2009, 02:05:21 PM
Now that is the most wonderful time of the year!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 24, 2009, 02:26:18 PM
Now that is the most wonderful time of the year!


 I agree! I love to hear the crickets, peepers and froggies for the first time in the season.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on December 24, 2009, 08:08:59 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR AND BEYOND to everyone.  A special XMAS  blessing for all those who are supporting and working to keep the Park viable. I'll be leaving the 7 Springs bunker tomorrow morning to travel to the Meadville area to be with relatives for XMAS.  Keep that forcasted freezing rain away from me!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 24, 2009, 08:46:40 PM
Have a safe trip IC2ITUC!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 25, 2009, 01:30:43 PM
I talked with a young lady that lives behind the Parkside Motel on Woodland yesterday and she hadn't seen Scooter however there is a dog across the street from her that is a Zitshu (spelling?) that is out and about quite often. Maybe that is the dog others are seeing and it is not Scooter.... Talked to three other people in that area and they said they would call the Drydock if they see him.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on December 25, 2009, 10:34:30 PM
Great to hear over 20 rooms at the Hotel will have heat and A/C by the New Years event in a few days, even a few TV's as well.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 25, 2009, 10:34:58 PM
Shih Tzu are pretty small dogs. (photo below) They range in size but are only about 10 inches (average) at the withers. They are a toy breed.
 
(http://cdn-www.dailypuppy.com/media/dogs/anonymous/16975/20090107206301_DSC00406.JPG_w450.jpg)
 
Scooter is quite a bit larger, though not a large dog. I had a "large dog", a Great Dane, so I tend to go by that. My Dane was about 34-35 inches (I'm guessing) at the withers.
 
My "Dirty Dog" is about the same size as Scooter, maybe a bit bigger. Mine stands 23 inches at the withers, and is roughly about 80 pounds, but he's pretty well-fed.... like his mom and dad. :)
 
One could be able to tell by the tracks in the snow, if they were small like a Shih tzu, or larger, like Scooter, but both are pretty fuzzy and furry.
 
Let's hope there are two shaggy dogs running around the same neighborhood. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 26, 2009, 03:31:25 AM
Merry Christmas to all!!!!  scooter is about 55lbs.  very wirey hair. yes zip when i looked the other day, i could see small prints, but his were there also! plus i saw some of his ***** in the snow! i clean it up so i know big his gifts are!!! lol! we are close i have a good feeling we will get him!!! eileen(kaylee) is also looking for him as she is in the park!  lock! i did see the other dogs running around when i was out the other day, so you are right. but scooters tracks are MUCH bigger than those dogs.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 26, 2009, 05:50:23 PM
We need to find him before you go in for your surgeries.

What can I do to help more?



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on December 27, 2009, 12:16:52 AM
Good to hear about the heat in the some of the hotel rooms.  Was there ever a time they had heat or was it always a seasonal hotel? 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 27, 2009, 01:36:29 AM
got a call tonight from my friend at 950pm who said scooter had just jumped on her truck, then ran away! least i know he is still alive, cold out there tonight, my sis & i looked for him from 10pm till 1230am. no sign of him? :( walked thru the woods with flashlights & treats calling his name. this was again in the palms parking lot! only a matter of time now.... going out again in the am to look & again monday so i can see his tracks in the snow, if we dont get him tomorrow.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 27, 2009, 01:40:22 AM
he is definitely staying in that area! rode all around the sighting areas in case he has a routine route.  no surgery plans yet, waiting for hamot to call to schedule it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on December 27, 2009, 05:50:18 PM
PRECISION, Hoping you and Scooter will be united SOON!  This might not be the place and time for this joke that one of my neighbors here at the mountain bunker told me last weekend, but I can't resist!....Did you hear about the guy who locked his wife and his dog in the trunk of the car?.....3 days later when he unlocked and opened the trunk, guess who was happy to see him?!   :rofl:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 28, 2009, 12:42:41 AM
no doubt the dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ihave looked for him. left food AND a treat rawhide in a bowl for him!!! we will see. i feel the end is neer, in a good way...ok!! anybody local want to help search for scooter tomorrow?????? conneautlake pa. by the dry dock, which is where he was seen.......... call me at 814-382-0108


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on December 28, 2009, 06:19:36 AM
maybe a big box trap with the food? with the new snow, shouldn't be hard to track, catching is another story....strange he doesn't want to go home ?!?!?!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 28, 2009, 09:03:28 AM
jimmyt, i do have  abig box trap, but i dont know if it is big enough??? i will try that though! btw i also heard that same suggestion yesterday while watching the game! great minds think alike!!(i didnt think of it!)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 28, 2009, 10:31:44 AM
Set that boxtrap with some food in it that he likes and put you coat over the boxtrap. Dogs have a terrific sense of smell from great distances.   :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 28, 2009, 11:12:26 AM
ok lock! will do!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 28, 2009, 02:48:44 PM
I was supposed to go grocery shopping today and I was going to take a look around the Palms area to see if I could find Scooter, but I'm snowed in. The plow hasn't even been down our road yet. I keep hearing sirens in our area all day today too. (I need to get a good scanner)
We live on a dirt road, so we're pretty much the last on any list to get plowed out.
 
Hopefully tomorrow will be better. I was hoping with the new snow you would be able to track Scooter today.
 
Oh... by the way.... Conneaut Lake Park. (Just want to keep it on topic....)
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on December 28, 2009, 03:26:27 PM
It's bad out my way too.  Haven't seen a plow yet either.....I left work last night a little after 2 a.m.and trail blazed all the way home from the far end of Meadville.....took me about 45 minutes.....Mr. Who says the main roads "aren't that bad at all" when I talked to him about an hour ago.....

Long live CLP. There.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 28, 2009, 04:41:43 PM
ok lock! will do!!!!

Pest, I should caution you to check that trap often if you do set one. You wouldn't want him to be in the trap very long in this kind of weather. 8)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 29, 2009, 02:35:21 AM
btw, i did go out & leave scooter more food in a different location. i had been walking around for about 1 1/2 hours when a guy stopped me! it was locknuts!!!! he invited me into his truck, as i was cold and tired & we drove around for another 1/2 hour to look for him(scooter). dropped me off, then went to get gas for his truck. DONT let anybody EVER tell you, you cant meet GREAT friends here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks lock, not just for me, but for scooter as well!!! one of a kind person!!!! again be careful going to florida on wed.!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on December 29, 2009, 06:48:53 AM
You all should check out Conneaut Lake on Google Earth.  LOTS of great pictures (click the little blue squares).


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on December 29, 2009, 07:40:46 AM
Yep - wonder hwo put 'em there?

;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 29, 2009, 08:59:38 AM
My pleasure jimmy. I have no idea why I called ya Bill! (twice?)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 29, 2009, 09:01:13 AM
You all should check out Conneaut Lake on Google Earth.  LOTS of great pictures (click the little blue squares).

 
SJL, thanks for the info. I'll check it out. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on December 29, 2009, 09:16:17 AM
btw, i did go out & leave scooter more food in a different location. i had been walking around for about 1 1/2 hours when a guy stopped me! it was locknuts!!!! he invited me into his truck, as i was cold and tired & we drove around for another 1/2 hour to look for him(scooter). dropped me off, then went to get gas for his truck. DONT let anybody EVER tell you, you cant meet GREAT friends here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks lock, not just for me, but for scooter as well!!! one of a kind person!!!! again be careful going to florida on wed.!!!!


Absolutely good people here. Lock is one of the "bestest". :)

I'm knee-deep in show again here today. Mr. Zip plowed the driveway and shoveled the deck and sidewalk last night, and we got another 5 inches (at least) since then. He made it to work, but said the roads were not good.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 29, 2009, 03:17:52 PM
Thanks for the flowers ya'll.
 
Pest I talked to two guys leaving the camper behind the Palms. Told them that you had left a bowl of chili there for Scooter. The one guy said "yeh" he saw it and he ate it. He wasn't serious but they did say there were fresh tracks at that location.   ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 29, 2009, 04:52:03 PM
leaving shortly to go over & look.

BTW: CLP rules!!

in case i cant logon anyway in the hospital, i dont have a laptop yet, everyone here have a safe & great & successful new year for 2010!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on December 29, 2009, 06:06:57 PM
Pest, I took another ride around the area about 5:15pm. Talked to about 4 people to keep watch for him.
Do you suppose it would pay to go into the animal shelter on the pretext of adopting just to look around to see if Scooter is in there? I don't trust the Shiney one or anybody connected to him. I was told the lady beside the Palms called the shelter and reported Scooter. Have somebody take you in there soon and see if he is there. :) 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on December 29, 2009, 07:51:11 PM
Pest, the last time I was in the hospital (about six months ago) they had computers available in a room on the floor.  Keep in touch, if you can.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on December 29, 2009, 08:56:50 PM
Lock - You're so nice to do so much legwork to get Scooter back home!   There sure are a lot of wonderful people on this blog!   :)

Pest - I can stop by the Humane Society on Wednesday after work at 5.   I'll print out one of Zip's posters & drop it off too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on December 30, 2009, 01:55:07 AM
thanks lock, although i already knew about her. sun that would be great!!! thanks!! was over the palms today, saw tracks but to no avail.... chili is gone. he is still there i know it. have work to do tomorrow, but should be done by 2pm, that will give me time to look for him b4 i leave for erie. i have been in touch with cchs every other day to be sure he is NOT there! btw the lady to the right of the palms in a trailer has a rottie mix, heard him barking & ran there thinking it was him, but not. we will get him! healing impared i will be out again on saturady  afternoon looking for him. i have a very strange feeling he only comes out at night. just a hunch though... most of his sightings have been after 8pm. maybe early am to feed then hides, then out later to feed again.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 01, 2010, 01:34:31 PM
I'm wondering how he got from way over by your place to the Dry Dock / Palms area. That's quite a run, not that a dog couln't easily make it, but why there?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on January 01, 2010, 04:03:08 PM
thing is maybe he HAS heard me or anyone of my friends who have helped calling his name & knows that we are looking for him? is his own mind thinking they are looking for me? we all know our animals have their own unique personalities that make them special to us. zip. did have him to the dry dock a few times when he was a puppy, so maybe he remembered the "smell" of the area?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on January 08, 2010, 12:08:46 PM
Reading the Trib at PT this morning and what is on the front page but a photo of Wanda and the restaurant and she is auctioning the place.  So that is what's up. I hope someone with capital buys the place and makes a lot of improvements.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on January 08, 2010, 01:05:05 PM
I saw the article last night when I checked out the Trib online.  As I put into the Comment section, I wish Wanda the best.  I, for one, miss her input on this blog, realizing that some on the old Hey Martha blog do not share my feelings. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on January 08, 2010, 02:09:50 PM
i too wish her the best. we are all welcome to our own opinion of any situation. some my agree, some may disagree! knowing how hard it is to run a business, especially in the RED! there are all ways ups! and downs![/]  either way i wish her luck in future endeavors!   ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on January 08, 2010, 09:53:31 PM
Just my opinion, and I can be wrong, if I am correct me.  But Wanda posted post after post saying that her interest in the community.  I mean she posted page after page about how she wanted the community to succeed.  Then she hits her bad times and drops off of the face of the earth.  I understand how business works and I have seen businesses that have failed, but she dropped off of our forum like that.  Was her best interest in the community or not?  You decide, I am not judging, just commenting.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on January 08, 2010, 11:01:26 PM
I think she was at a point where she didn't know what to do or how to do it. She was 'tween a rock and and a hard place. That is a very big business for one person to manage and I think it just merely caught her up with so much to care for. She probably  thinks what is there to talk about on the forum that hasn't already been said.
 
I'm betting we will see her on here in time.I hope so. She is still one of my friends. I've known her since she was a little girl and I love her like a little sister!  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 09, 2010, 01:59:22 AM
Wanda isn't very computer literate. She knows a little here and there, but her computer was at the business, in the office. When the business closed, that's about the same time she stopped posting, and then we all moved away and came here. I am sure lots of folks didn't follow from Hey Martha to here.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on January 09, 2010, 02:48:32 AM
my sister drove around there today to look for scooter. she was amazed at how many "cute" little cottages were back there! alot are abandoned, some for sale & etc... no word since last week about him, but i am not around to hear about them :( . going stir crazy in here!!should ask the parkside if i can put up a closed circuit to monitor his movements if he is still there? well going to bed know, hope i held off long enuf to get a good nites sleep. if i dream, i hope it's one of me finding him, maybe there is a physic connection? ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 09, 2010, 10:43:48 AM
I am hoping that by now someone has Scooter and has been feeding him.

Have you called area vets lately to see if anyone has brought in a stray for a check? I did that when I got my dog. I took him to the vet to see if he was microchipped, and to get his shots and a general health checkup. Most responsible people would do that if they intend to help the dog rather than to bring him to any shelter. There is no lost ad in the newspaper, and it's unlikely anyone would know to come here to look unless they've been following the forums all along. Call the veterinarians in the area regularly. They see so many animals they could easily forget if someone brought Scooter in. It's already been nearly a month.... or is it a month today? Especially since Scooter has seizures. I'd take him right to the vet.

Get out your phone book and call again today.

Today is a good day to go look for Scooter because the sun is out and there should be new tracks. It's true, there are really nice cottages back there not being lived in because of the season, so that makes it easy to tell if a critter is wandering around any of them. When I was there I saw lots of new tracks leading up to the front doors of places that were not being occupied, so you know it was a wandering pet. I'm no hunter, but the tracks were a lot like what my dog leaves when romping in the snow.

As a matter of fact, with all these great white hunters out there, you would think they would welcome the chance to put their tracking skills to work for a good cause.

I think that's why it's so important to join a group... any group of people who share your interests, whether it's a church group or a fire hall, or the book (or beer) of the month club. It's important to surround yourself with friends and other people who can help out in a time of need, which also means you must be a good friend and willing to help them through their crisis.

People today are so caught up in "self" that they forget to make friends and to nurture those friendships. I'm guilty too. I get busy all summer, and then tend to hibernate in my cave during the winter.

Let me know what else I can do to help.







Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on January 11, 2010, 12:22:05 PM
I think Wanda would like it here. She had a lot of good input, but I believe she just went on the defensive when she was viciously and anonymously attacked. I haven't seen any of that behaviour here...usually.  ;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on January 11, 2010, 02:12:06 PM
I saw the Stable Pit and Pub VW in Meadville today. Didn't pay any attention to who was drivin' though.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on January 11, 2010, 07:35:35 PM
I understand what you say about her computer being in her office and when she left the restaurant her posts discontinued.  I might be wrong but another impression she made was that she was doing it for the sake of the community, and when her interests were removed so was she.  Just an opinion, I don't know the woman personally, but she went from posting pages to nothing.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on January 11, 2010, 09:34:30 PM
There's a number of people that went poof into the ether. Wanda was one I did not expect to go quietly. If memory serves me correct she was well into the woodwork before Martha went offline. I would not mind hearing from her. I didn't agree with everything she said, but her posts were passionate.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on January 11, 2010, 09:41:47 PM
I also appreciated the passion and conviction.  Didn't agree with everything but admired the spirit.  Was disappointed when she went poof.  Expected better.
Janetplanet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 25, 2010, 12:05:16 AM
New updates on the CLP website. A new campaign for restoring the Blue Streak, and a nice letter on the "News" page. Also advertising space now available.

http://www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 25, 2010, 08:12:49 AM
Here's a link to the ACE site: http://www.aceonline.org/ (http://www.aceonline.org/)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on January 25, 2010, 05:51:18 PM
http://www.conneautlakepark.com/bluestreak.html (http://www.conneautlakepark.com/bluestreak.html) ...my donation is on the way !!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 25, 2010, 06:19:16 PM
[url]http://www.conneautlakepark.com/bluestreak.html.....my[/url] ([url]http://www.conneautlakepark.com/bluestreak.html.....my[/url]) donation is on the way !!!!



Here's the correct link:
http://www.conneautlakepark.com/bluestreak.html (http://www.conneautlakepark.com/bluestreak.html)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on January 25, 2010, 10:16:35 PM
Gore, nice to see your post! Do you have any
idea how much ACE donated to the revamping
of the Blue Streak? I'm an ACE member and couldn't find it on their website, but I do know what they budget yearly for such things. By the way, did you ever get a copy of "Conneaut Lake Park the First 100 Years"? If you find the time and have the inclination, would you post your article of the various rooms you went through in the old fun house (Castle of Fun) that was near Kiddyland today? (Laughing Sal... I can still hear her laughing. I guess I'll take old Sal's laugh to my grave!)  I meant to copy it before Meadville Tribune rudely pulled the plug on the old website.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on January 26, 2010, 11:54:14 PM
Even though I also have been affected adversley economically with this "downturn", and at times it seems that only moths come out of my wallet  :) ,  I am going to donate to the Blue Streak Fund.  My donation will also help give me the "courage" to ride it again this summer, hopefully without having a few "adult courage brews" like I needed in 06!  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 27, 2010, 12:59:39 AM
(http://www.ongoingsupport.org/IMAGES/RELUCTANCE%20SMALL.gif)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on January 27, 2010, 05:51:50 AM
Love it Zipper! Got a good laugh this morning.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 27, 2010, 02:09:36 PM
It wasn't my art, just something I found on the web, but it did fit the discussion!
 
Hey... NICE article on the fundraiser here:
 
http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2010/01/fundraiser-aims-to-get-blue-streak-back.html (http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2010/01/fundraiser-aims-to-get-blue-streak-back.html)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 27, 2010, 02:16:21 PM
"'age-appropriate' befuddlement "
 
 :rofl:
 
Oh.. I know. I did that three times during a conversation I had this morning. Embarrassing too. Finally I pulled up the info in the old hard drive...... (hard head)... and was able to finish my thought. As long as I can still remember how to spell Alzheimer's I guess I'm ok.
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on January 27, 2010, 04:18:58 PM
My Uncle went to the doctor the other day for a check up. The Doc told him for his many years he is in nearly perfect shape but he had bad news for him. He told Uncle that he has Alzheimers. Uncle said, "what can I do about it" and the Doc said, "just go home and forget it"!   ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on January 28, 2010, 12:41:36 AM
ZIP and GORE, "You ens", crack me up.  ZIP, that cartoon with the moth coming out of the wallet, and the guy hanging onto the money was so "touche" on myself and Gore.   :rofl:  Sir Gore,  As I posted on the old CLP thread, the Blue Streak has always scared me.  I didn't ride it much when I was younger because of this and I hadn't ridden it for over 30 years before my "brewsky" inspired run in 06.  The effects of the brew kept telling me, "come on, you're an adult now, you shouldn't get scared at your 'life experience' level!  Well all I can say is that if they had a pressure gauge measuring my hand grips on that bar, I think Charles Atlas would be looking down on me proudly!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on January 29, 2010, 07:27:32 PM
GORE,  Thanks for sharing this funny and interesting story.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on January 30, 2010, 11:55:05 PM
The latest from the Hotel and Beach Club:

 Hello From Hotel Conneaut,   
We wanted to send a message to Thank You for a great re-opening  season in 2009!  The weather was a bit chilly at times but we all made the best  of it and enjoyed what the best lake front Park has to  offer.
Over the winter months, we are working hard on the Hotel Conneaut  renovations; being careful to maintain it's original character and  charm.
In 2010 we will now offer some rooms with air conditioning and  televisions.  Note, for those who want the traditional lake-breeze-cooled rooms they still  will be available. 
In addition, many years ago, the Hotel included several first  floor suites or apartments.  However, in recent years they were used simply for  storage.  We are happy to say that the suites are now being restored and brought  back to life! 
For those who prefer a suite with a kitchenette, private bedroom  and living area we will now offer a limited number with availability starting in  May of 2010.  (Also check www.clphotelconneaut.com (http://mhtml:%7BAA774E9D-EB87-4DEA-83A3-3FF7E192B9B3%7Dmid://00000535/%21x-usc:http://www.clphotelconneaut.com/) for  longer term lease options ...in case the cottage grass cutting and maintenance  is taking the vacation out of a vacation).
The Beach Club will also see improvements in 2010.  The entire  front facade will be transformed back in time to what it appeared as in it's  earlier years.  ...and we have some great entertainment already lined  up.
Fireworks:  Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day  Weekends
August 6th:  Jitterbug Weekend 
August 27th:  The Return of the Polka  Fest
September:  The Bavarian Fun Fest is back at  CLP!                            Seasonal Boat Docks  Available @ the Hotel!
Don't forget your grass skirt for our Luau!
 
We're Heating it up in February at the 
Hotel Conneaut!  Come join us for the  fun...
Valentine's Day Mystery  Theater:
7-9PM performance,  Dinner at 7:30PM
$25 per person - advance sales,  overnight package  $150
Benny Baker Live - Hellbent 4  Humor
Dinner at 6:30PM, Show at 8:00PM
Dinner and show $20 advance and $24 @ the door, overnight package $140
Show only $8 advance and $12 @ the door.
Highest Rated "One man Stand-up Comedy Show" by Las Vegas  Journal
CALL 814-213-0120 or Book on-line at www.clphotelconneaut.com (http://mhtml:%7BAA774E9D-EB87-4DEA-83A3-3FF7E192B9B3%7Dmid://00000489/%21x-usc:http://www.clphotelconneaut.com/)
 
Hoping you stay warm and see you at the Lake!
Hotel Conneaut - Greg, Steve, Joyce and Tracy 
www.clphotelconneaut.com (http://mhtml:%7BAA774E9D-EB87-4DEA-83A3-3FF7E192B9B3%7Dmid://00000489/%21x-usc:http://www.clphotelconneaut.com/)  and www.clpbeachclub.com (http://mhtml:%7BAA774E9D-EB87-4DEA-83A3-3FF7E192B9B3%7Dmid://00000489/%21x-usc:http://www.clpbeachclub.com/)    814-213-0120


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 31, 2010, 03:13:16 AM
(http://www.dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/Walts_VDay_2010.jpg)
 
(I make pretty ads.)
 :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on January 31, 2010, 08:27:35 AM
Where exactly is Walt's Tavern?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on January 31, 2010, 10:06:08 AM
You do make pretty ads, Zip!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 31, 2010, 11:33:14 AM
Where exactly is Walt's Tavern?


I think it used to be known as Scooter's?

http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&source=hp&q=walts%20tavern%20conneaut%20lake&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl (http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&source=hp&q=walts%20tavern%20conneaut%20lake&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wl)

(Geeze... I love the internet.)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on January 31, 2010, 01:48:52 PM
Zipper - Oh yes, now I know...it used to be The Oasis (am I showing my age?).  Thanks for the info.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on January 31, 2010, 11:02:49 PM
"Zipper - Oh yes, now I know...it used to be The Oasis (am I showing my age?).  Thanks for the info."
 
Remember "Scrooges" ~SJL?
 
Now I'm showing my age. LOL
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 02, 2010, 12:14:49 AM
ZIP,  You are not showing your age!  You are showing your "life experience" level.  ;D 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on February 03, 2010, 10:55:35 AM
Sorry if I offend, but I thought this site was for CLP only and not to advertise other businesses. Maybe we can start another blog article for CL businesses.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 03, 2010, 11:12:43 AM
There is an calendar section (http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php?action=calendar) area where people can post events.  Upcoming events also get listed on every page so the won't get lost in the shuffle.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 03, 2010, 06:25:00 PM
I tried calling. It says the number is not in service. He may well have lost his internet service too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 03, 2010, 07:40:08 PM
Want to change the banner up Zip and nix the phone number?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on February 03, 2010, 08:46:25 PM
Sorry if I offend, but I thought this site was for CLP only and not to advertise other businesses. Maybe we can start another blog article for CL businesses.

I was wondering the same.  It seems this forum does not seem to follow the topic.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 03, 2010, 09:24:17 PM
Keeping any forum on track is an arduous task. I tried moving stuff around once or twice, but the villagers showed up with pitchforks, scythes and torches afterwards. So as long as nobody loses and eye...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 03, 2010, 11:27:06 PM
Want to change the banner up Zip and nix the phone number?

I suppose I could, but then who would they call if they find Scooter? I wouldn't mind if they called me (my number is public because of DDL) but I have no way of finding Pest because I can't remember where his home is.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 03, 2010, 11:44:00 PM
To the Topic Police:

This topic is called the CLP report. It is not the "Conneaut Lake Park Only Do Not Discuss Anything Else On It " topic.

It's about the people just as much as it's about the Park. Without the people, what good is the Park?

Besides.... the Park is closed for the winter. Not a whole lot there to discuss right now.

This is not the "Hotel Conneaut" topic... or the "Beach Club' topic either. It's called the CLP Report.

It that offended you, sorry. Just consider how offended others get every time you bring up the "topic" issue while we are keeping the topic alive.

You could always try starting the "Conneaut Lake Park Only Do Not Discuss Anything Else On It " topic.

 
 :-*








 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 03, 2010, 11:48:19 PM
(http://images5.cafepress.com/product/392244705v2_480x480_Front_Color-White.jpg)
 
The CLP Report Official T-Shirt
 
Notice all the names?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 03, 2010, 11:49:04 PM
.....of course... this is NP's forum. We all just play here.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 04, 2010, 06:50:09 AM
Technically, yes... it's mine. I fund it, maintain it and make sure the net riff-raff stay out, but it's more like a public park really.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on February 04, 2010, 07:50:34 AM
ZIP: That shirt is the most unique, awesomest I have ever seen.
 
And thanks for the 'topic police' sentiment. I probably hijack more threads than anyone else but these ARE conversations...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 04, 2010, 07:59:44 AM
I hate that topic police crap too.....it's not brain surery in here.....just some folks havin a little fun and conversation.....I think we do ok for the most part.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 04, 2010, 08:19:43 AM
Technically, yes... it's mine. I fund it, maintain it and make sure the net riff-raff stay out, but it's more like a public park really.

(And sometimes it's like Kiddieland, but we have fun.)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 04, 2010, 08:49:29 AM
ZIP: That shirt is the most unique, awesomest I have ever seen.
 
And thanks for the 'topic police' sentiment. I probably hijack more threads than anyone else but these ARE conversations...


I didn't mean to be harsh, it's just sometimes the topic issue comes up, (not always the same person so it was not directed at any one person) and seriously, this whole forum thing is just a bunch of friends and strangers chatting about life. Life changes. Life moves forward. Life has rules, but most people break some rules now and then. If not, life would be b-o-r-i-n-g.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 04, 2010, 11:39:16 AM
Yes - I would be.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on February 04, 2010, 11:55:24 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on February 04, 2010, 12:36:08 PM
Sooooo.....
 
What's happening at Conneaut Lake Park Today?
 
They need a webcam...pointing down the midway.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: shortcircuit on February 04, 2010, 04:44:29 PM
Lets just hope Life hasn't had anymore Head on experiences.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 04, 2010, 06:19:33 PM
Sooooo.....
 
What's happening at Conneaut Lake Park Today?
 
They need a webcam...pointing down the midway.

That may bore you to death Tife.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 04, 2010, 08:07:47 PM
Sooooo.....
 
What's happening at Conneaut Lake Park Today?
 
They need a webcam...pointing down the midway.

That may bore you to death Tife.
  I think the clich'e, "no news is good news" may be appropriate.  I say this in relation to all the "bad" news we went through last winter with all the CLP breakins, fires, Board activities, etc.  In this context, I'm glad it is "quiet"!  BUT, I will say, many of "our gang", including me, couldn't wait to check into the thread to see what was happening next and sharing our frustration, tears, and opinions.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on February 04, 2010, 08:49:13 PM
We got a little clue as to what is going on in the Hotel. Maybe it is just better to leave them alone to get some improvements going. I do hope the midway gets some attention this year.   ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 04, 2010, 11:49:37 PM
I like the web cam idea.
 
AND, there is a call for volunteer weekend on their website now.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on February 05, 2010, 06:22:33 PM
We got a little clue as to what is going on in the Hotel. Maybe it is just better to leave them alone to get some improvements going. I do hope the midway gets some attention this year.   ::)

Heat, A/C, cable in some of the Hotel rooms, most weekends booked for weddings / events starting in the spring- all good news.  Agree I hope the midway is spruced up and Lisko has a chance to make improvements.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 06, 2010, 12:48:52 PM
I also agree that the webcams would be a good idea.  They could be used for security, especially in the off season, for visual advertising, and great for we who are out of state or the area.   When our CLP nostalgia recepter is tripped, we could then go to the website and see the Hotel, Beach Club, Lake, Midway etc.   Here at 7 Springs, I check out the webcams throughout the year, when I am here or out of state.  Speaking of snow, we got around 3 Feet here at the mountain bunker, from this storm.  It is going to be Great skiing today!   :wahoo:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: pinball on February 06, 2010, 02:08:08 PM
After reading the reviews of the hotel on TripAdvisor, the it is way over due for an upgrade. 
 
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g52410-d616479-r48970430-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT (http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g52410-d616479-r48970430-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html#CHECK_RATES_CONT)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: pinball on February 06, 2010, 02:13:53 PM
Here is a web cam of Conneaut Lake looking towards Wolf Island.  It's not much but it does give you a peek of what's going on up there.
 
http://lake.mobilcom.net/webcam.jpg (http://lake.mobilcom.net/webcam.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 06, 2010, 02:20:47 PM
sweet.  thanks.  so who's cam is it?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on February 09, 2010, 07:20:10 AM
Yesterday I was driving and listening to WORD-FM from da 'burgh and the afternoon talk show was discussing the novel The Road which of course made me think of CLP. Was the movie ever released? If so, anyone see it? How was it? (Was I 'sleeping'???)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 09, 2010, 07:24:07 AM
It's been out.  The downtown Cinemas are thinkin of runnin it. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on February 09, 2010, 07:34:29 AM
I was in touch with the owner of The Movies at Meadville (or whatever they are called) about a month ago regarding The Road.  He said he tried to get it, but couldn't.  I have no idea how that works, but he tried.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on February 09, 2010, 01:12:27 PM
Regarding "The Road", the book is excellent.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on February 09, 2010, 01:20:40 PM
The radio people came right out and said that the apocalyptic nature of The Road, the loss of everything, made it depressing....   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 09, 2010, 01:27:49 PM
I think this will be a netflix rental for us.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on February 09, 2010, 02:46:21 PM
Funny - from some of the critic's buzz - you'd have thought it was the most important film of the new millenium. Viggo's finest performance yet - !

Meh.

I like my apocolypse with Mel Gibson and sawed-off shotguns . . . with the last of the V8 Interceptors.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 09, 2010, 03:09:27 PM
Life, that was one bad ass movie.  It was impossible to look away from the screen for the whole movie. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on February 09, 2010, 06:27:52 PM
Yesterday I was driving and listening to WORD-FM from da 'burgh and the afternoon talk show was discussing the novel The Road which of course made me think of CLP. Was the movie ever released? If so, anyone see it? How was it? (Was I 'sleeping' ??? )

 
I already saw the movie it was pretty good. A bit confusing at the begining but as the movie went on it all started coming together. Depressing yes but a decent amount of action as well. I liked how they were able to fit CLP in with the story line, and here are some screen shots of the park from in the movie.
 
http://www.clpjunction.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=396 (http://www.clpjunction.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=396)
 
BTW the road is being played at Cinema 8 in Hermitage for only $3 a show.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 09, 2010, 07:06:16 PM
Yeah, I think the Meadville cinema is $3.50????  They've done a nice job fixing it up.  They are picking upmovies a week or so after they leave The Movies up on the hill.  If you're watching your wallet, it's worth the wait.  I don't think it's as loud as the other movie theater either which is nice cause I have nearly canine hearing (accordinto Mr. Petruso the hearig guy.....his words) so it's not quite so annoying for me.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 09, 2010, 07:26:40 PM
Thanks for the pictures kidcoaster! Very cool!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on February 09, 2010, 08:57:34 PM
Thanks for the pictures kidcoaster! Very cool!

Thanks I only posted the link. I didn't take those screenshots.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on February 11, 2010, 11:54:46 AM
Hello Folks, Talked to Bugman the other night. He said to post that his health is fine, but he is having 'problems' and will be back in touch when he can. That is all I am supposed to say!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 11, 2010, 12:12:54 PM
Thanks Kaylee for posting about Pest. I am relieved to know he's okay.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on February 11, 2010, 05:10:48 PM
sweet.  thanks.  so who's cam is it?

I would say that's from Watson's house in Huidekoper Bay....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 11, 2010, 06:46:31 PM
Thanks Kaylee


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 11, 2010, 07:18:04 PM
Thanks Kaylee
"Dittos",  Eileen


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 12, 2010, 12:59:37 AM
Hello Folks, Talked to Bugman the other night. He said to post that his health is fine, but he is having 'problems' and will be back in touch when he can. That is all I am supposed to say!


If you see him again, ask him if there's anything we can do to help. Sometimes the little things can mean so much.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 12, 2010, 06:57:41 AM
Hey gore, heading to "the big apple" myself mid March. Sis is coming up to celebrate her 50th.....she wants to go to the top of the Empire State building and scream at the world I guess, lol.  (Seriously!)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 12, 2010, 07:15:14 AM
I think Gore has mountains to do that from with a better view then the Empire State Building. I don't see Gore spoiling the sanctity of a moment like that with screaming though...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 12, 2010, 07:34:07 AM
Sis is not aging gracefully......I don't think she's much impressed with turning 50.  And I can't imagine her climbing a mountain - ever.  But you're right!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on February 12, 2010, 08:09:59 AM
Let PP know that I pray for him daily. He's always welcome to chat through PM if he just needs an ear. I have been through the wringer a couple of times and don't mind listening....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 12, 2010, 10:17:42 AM
What do they allow at the Statue of Liberty per day? Is it 3000?  I went to it two trips ago......we don't have days nailed down - just the week.....but I should go have a look-see.....not sure but we may take the train.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 12, 2010, 10:26:47 AM
There are still times available on the days we will be there - amazingly enough.......got to call dad now.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on February 12, 2010, 11:10:46 AM
I see that Paranormal State will be back at the Hotel Conneaut for a field trip weekend. $260.00 for the whole weekend ! Check out the site on Facebook!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 12, 2010, 11:47:51 AM
Webcams around NY City.

http://www.worldshipny.com/newwebcam.html (http://www.worldshipny.com/newwebcam.html)

I was looking for the one that's directly inside the crown. I remember seeing it once.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on February 12, 2010, 08:18:38 PM
heres the site for the paranormal state field trip....three days at the Park and Hotel.... http://www.parafieldtrip.com/events/upcoming-events/hotelconneaut/ (http://www.parafieldtrip.com/events/upcoming-events/hotelconneaut/) looking for spirits....be careful what you look for....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 12, 2010, 08:36:21 PM
Eileen - please tell the pest man that I am here for him if he needs anything.  A meal, a shoulder to cry on, or even a place to stay.  This has been a tough year for a lot of people.  Both my husband and I have been laid off this past year and the emotional roller coaster is unbelievable. 
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 13, 2010, 05:44:03 PM
What did you think about the article in the Tribune from Wanda?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on February 13, 2010, 06:08:56 PM
Janet,,,,I didn't see it. What did it concern? :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 13, 2010, 08:08:05 PM
It basically addressed local people criticizing our local park and comparing it with Waldameer.  She discusses the economic impact of the park and the true dedication she is seeing from the current management.  She said that up until last year she was cynical but now feels very positive about what is going on at the park.
The article is too long for me to type in complete.  Maybe someone with better computer skills than me could copy and paste it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on February 13, 2010, 11:27:30 PM
Janet, thank you. I get the jistof it. I'm happy that she has an upbeat feeling for what is being done at the park. I really wish she would come back on here and share the good times with us.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 14, 2010, 03:35:06 PM
YES, WANDA,  Please come back to "the family"!  I also miss you and your perspectives.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on February 14, 2010, 08:56:47 PM
JanetPlanet,
 Hello! Can you please post the article? I read the free online one. There's so much news in the am, I now start work at 6 am.If not, can anybody post?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 14, 2010, 10:18:29 PM
Ok here goes - but you owe me.  Maybe a free ride around the lake.  I will do it in segments since it seems that when I try to post long things they go poof!
What's so wrong with trying to save Conneaut Lake by Wanda Ramaley.
a Dot.comment was published on the Tribune Feb 4 Opinion page.  It started out, "Here we go again with Conneaut Lake Park."  and continued to criticize our local parki and compare it with another part.  I'd like you to respond.
Obviously, writer, you are not from the Conneaut Lake area, as you would see how much better the businesses did in 2009 than in 2007 and most of 2008 when the park was closed.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 14, 2010, 10:22:19 PM
Maybe you are the type of person who also enjoys reading about overpaid sports figures, or even enjoys the crossword puzzle.  But why don't you come out to Conneaut Lake and buy one of the many businesses that had to close after two disastrous years of very little income to pay 12 months of bills.
I have seen a tremendous transformation in the new management of the park, and the sensational Sutterlin and Popovich families work hard and put much of their own money into something they will never own.  Maybe the faces of smiling children, watching the people enjoy our beautiful lake and hearing memories of better days at CLP mean enough to them to put in as much time as they can to keep our gem alive.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 14, 2010, 10:30:28 PM
Yes, the public has been asked to donate (and some grants have been requested) for every project they cannot afford to revive to current standards.  No one is forcing you or anyone else to donate to any of it.  If you are a smoker, the money for that $5 plus pack of cigarettes would help something good instead of taking another hour of your life.  Please be kind enough to learn more about what everyone is trying to do to rekindle the park's past good memories and bring new memories to life.
All of these people, along with the Lisko ride operation group, are taking one heck of a chance that the money and time they are taking away from their family life to salvage CLP is definitely a story with an unknown ending.  They are far from being out of the woods financially, but their efforts are sincere.  Don't you think it really bothers people to keep begging for others to donate money, especially in today's economic climate?  The banks seem to be looking at all discretionary businesses at bad risk and refuse to get many of us bak on our feet with any type of loan.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 14, 2010, 10:39:21 PM
have tried over and over again to put this in but it keeps getting kicked out.  sorry.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: modern on February 15, 2010, 06:35:35 AM
any word on the fire...in/near the park last night


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on February 15, 2010, 08:36:24 AM
any word on the fire...in/near the park last night
Nope I havent heard anything about the fire. All I know is from the scanner chatter last night it was indeed inside the park but didnt give any specific details. First I heard it was a trailer then a house... Meadville Tribune or Erie Times News has nothing on this yet.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 15, 2010, 09:42:26 PM
Cough... cough... wonder what it was this time?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 15, 2010, 11:38:53 PM
It basically addressed local people criticizing our local park and comparing it with Waldameer.  She discusses the economic impact of the park and the true dedication she is seeing from the current management.  She said that up until last year she was cynical but now feels very positive about what is going on at the park.
The article is too long for me to type in complete.  Maybe someone with better computer skills than me could copy and paste it.
JANET, I see the comment only on page A4 of the FEB 4 Tribune.  Where is the long version of Wanda's letter?  Maybe I need some better reading glasses, or did the tribune send me an incomplete paper?!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on February 16, 2010, 05:38:31 AM
Cough... cough... wonder what it was this time?

It was the house right on the corner of Comstock and Reed...burnt pretty good, ended up spreading to the house next door, heading out to the exit on Reed...there was another fire last week on Comstock also, just behind what used to be called Adams Cottages...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on February 16, 2010, 03:55:04 PM
Jimmy - does this place face the convention center?
 
Also - regarding the fire last week / month - where did this occur?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on February 16, 2010, 04:02:39 PM
YES, WANDA,  Please come back to "the family"!  I also miss you and your perspectives.

- nothing like a good battle between Gore & Wanda!
 
I think she could have been considered Conneaut Lakes "Howard Stern" - it didn't matter if what she said was right or wrong -it drew attention.
 
I think it was 2 years ago this week Wanda had a public meeting at the Cow Shed. Things have come a long way since then.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 16, 2010, 05:48:39 PM
Came home from work today to look for the paper and guess what?  It got burned in the woodburner, sorry. 
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on February 16, 2010, 06:32:57 PM
Jimmy - does this place face the convention center?
 
Also - regarding the fire last week / month - where did this occur?

yes, it was right on the corner, partial stone built I think....had a large patio that looked over the Convention Hall...used to be a really nice place....in recent years it was known for having toilets as yard decorations....the one last week was just outside the fence, on the back end of the Convention Hall....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 17, 2010, 12:03:21 AM
JIMMY,  Everytime I entered the Park, I looked at that house.  It was for sale for a couple of years, I believe.  I kept wondering why it didn't sell. Thoughts came to my mind such as: was it on leased land, was the price too high, was there structural issues, etc.,?!  I hope the Park doesn't have another punk "firebug" on their hands again!  :(  ..... JANET, It's OK about Wanda's letter.  As I thought about it, I assume it was written a little before or after the Coaster Upgrade article.  I realized I wasn't getting the hard copy Tribune around that time since I had let my subscription expire!   ???   I have since reactivated it, but as I have stated before, I receive it about 4 to 5 days late here in Virginia......BG3,  I attended Wanda's "open house" discussion about the Park 2 Years ago.  It was a NASTY drive up RT 79 with whiteout snow conditions etc.  It was a great meeting, got caught up on some news from a number of friends including Pest, and I met some new friends.  I think that might have been the night that she had the group who did the Blues Brothers songs, but I might be mistaken on that.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on February 17, 2010, 05:57:16 PM
According to goerie.com "The Road" is scheduled to open on Friday at The Movies at Meadville.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 22, 2010, 11:08:54 PM
Came home from work today to look for the paper and guess what?  It got burned in the woodburner, sorry. 
Janet
JANET,  I went to my office today and there was a number of Tribune newspapers in my mail. The February 13, issue was there and it had Wanda's article.  Now I'm caught up with the program.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 23, 2010, 06:28:44 PM
Glad you got to read it.  It would be nice if Wanda dropped in.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: OL FATTY on February 24, 2010, 02:33:45 PM
Sure wish the "Wanda comes back. "BIG FATTY" here in central Florida misses her.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 24, 2010, 03:05:54 PM
Is the pit and pub web site even up any more?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on February 25, 2010, 12:09:57 AM
http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3720358594 (http://www.insiderpages.com/b/3720358594)
 
I find it interesting she reviewed her own restaurant.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on February 25, 2010, 07:42:12 AM
Quote
I find it interesting she reviewed her own restaurant

*jab*
 
Soooooooo.....  ::)
 
What's new with the park? I would imagine NOW is the time when they should be hammering out the advertising for the upcoming season....
 
Have they decided what is going in the empty space where Dreamland Ballroom used to be?
 
Amidala: That would be a PERFECT place for the year round spa!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 25, 2010, 03:08:39 PM
"Have they decided what is going in the empty space where Dreamland Ballroom used to ?" .......IMHO, I think that space should be where the NEW Dreamland Ballroom Complex should be, rebuilt to look like the former one.  Now if only somehow the money could show up to make this a reality!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 25, 2010, 03:23:38 PM
My opinion: There are MANY places around the country that are "show clubs" where you go see concerts in an intimate setting. Usually if you want a seat by the stage you get s reservation and have dinner there as well. Invest in a stage and decent sound system, start working with booking agencies. It's close enough to Erie, and other places that it's not that bad of a trip. When I lived in LA I would regularly drive 40+ miles to go see a show. (Galaxy theater in Santa Ana Zip?)

The facility could also double for a lot of other things as well. This type of setup has been very successful all over the country, especially in converted theaters (Ventura Theater Zip?) or small intimate spaces with enough room to seat up to 500 people at most.

The possibilities go on and on. It just needs to be planned right.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on February 25, 2010, 03:25:33 PM
IC2ITUC : Something like a spa INCORPORATED into the design could pay for the complex. Businesses do it all the time...and if you have a year round business there, it could only help the park, Christmas lighting, village atmosphere, something like Helen Georgia or Frankenmuth Michigan.
 
Somebody with vision REALLY needs to look over the possibilities...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on February 25, 2010, 04:44:04 PM
I think it should be rebuilt as a dance hall and bring back the polka fests and other bands. Maybe a spa and some shops upstairs. A stage would be a must. Hold the big company raffles there like they used to have on the free act lawn. It would be held inside in case of rain.  ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 25, 2010, 04:46:03 PM
something like Helen Georgia or Frankenmuth Michigan.

Sure, but could you get a Zenders chicken dinner?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on February 26, 2010, 12:04:57 PM
Quote
Sure, but could you get a Zenders chicken dinner?
You are a man of the world NP...
 
...but they could put something like an Eddies and a Hanks in the shops Lock was referencing. Use the local flavor. I think any decent local restaurant would JUMP at the opportunity to be an anchor tenant there.
 
Like the place that used to be in the gas station next to Arby's on Park Ave...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on February 26, 2010, 01:55:59 PM
hi to all!! sorry about being away just a little financial trouble to deal with, yes lost the phone & internet for a bit but hey what doesnt kill ya makes ya stronger! right?! ??? but i should be ok for now. yes it has been a tough year, just wanna get 09 out of my memory.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on February 26, 2010, 02:17:10 PM
Pest! Welcome back!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on February 26, 2010, 02:37:36 PM
Really good to see ya Pest.  We were all worried about ya.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 26, 2010, 03:02:23 PM
Welcome back, Pest.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on February 26, 2010, 03:18:35 PM
My opinion: There are MANY places around the country that are "show clubs" where you go see concerts in an intimate setting. Usually if you want a seat by the stage you get s reservation and have dinner there as well. Invest in a stage and decent sound system, start working with booking agencies. It's close enough to Erie, and other places that it's not that bad of a trip. When I lived in LA I would regularly drive 40+ miles to go see a show. (Galaxy theater in Santa Ana Zip?)

The facility could also double for a lot of other things as well. This type of setup has been very successful all over the country, especially in converted theaters (Ventura Theater Zip?) or small intimate spaces with enough room to seat up to 500 people at most.

The possibilities go on and on. It just needs to be planned right.

It's amazing how well those places work. I saw the absolute best talent in small intimate 300 seat dinner clubs throughout LA.  Smokey Robinson, Evelyn Champagne King, BB King, blues and jazz clubs,  I could go on and on. I never go to stadium concerts anymore unless I can get within the first 5 or 6 rows, and even then it's been a while.

I saw the Eagles reunion tour in Pittsburgh from the moon... may as well have been... and got to watch them perform live on a monitor for the space cadets and nearly got a bloody nose from the altitude up there. LOL. I didn't buy those tickets, I went because my brother bought them for the family. Otherwise, I am pretty spoiled I guess. Bigger is not always better you know... unless it comes to using your mind.

The Warner Theater is nice for a show too. I got to see Joe Walsh from the 3rd row. (LOVE Joe.)

Moondog's Pub in Blawnox Pa has had some big names for a very small club. He has the reputation for it.

I happen to know that the Palms is looking to do something really interesting at their place. They have a great stage, and somethinglike 20 acres of land to build on, to bring in some name acts. They had some recent success with the Clarks.

I think the Park's potentials are great too, but there's the financial considerations. Building while still so far in debt to the community may not be in their immediate plans.

How many here have donated to the Blue Streak restoration fund?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on February 26, 2010, 03:21:22 PM
Quote
Sure, but could you get a Zenders chicken dinner?
You are a man of the world NP...
 
...but they could put something like an Eddies and a Hanks in the shops Lock was referencing. Use the local flavor. I think any decent local restaurant would JUMP at the opportunity to be an anchor tenant there.
 
Like the place that used to be in the gas station next to Arby's on Park Ave...

 
I'm betting the park wouldn't let any kind of a fastfood place in the park yet the park doesn't really offer much food other than the Beach Club offerings (yuck).  >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: OL FATTY on February 26, 2010, 04:32:40 PM
Please come back "Wanda".  "Ol Fatty" misses you!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 26, 2010, 05:44:23 PM
PRECISION,  Glad you have rejoined the "family".  Check with Eileen about contacting me, if you want.  I too had a ROUGH year financially.  Wanda was right saying that most banks are currently not loaning to small businesses.  I tried to get loans, refinance my home and office, but none would do it, even with "tons" of equity and credit scores in the high 700s! I like some others, am property rich but working cash poor! I finally got an independent investor to refinance my office with some cash out, but at 3% higher than my previous mortgage, but I had to do it or go under.  I think alot of us wanted 09 GONE! Some of you may have noticed that I lost weight (over 20 lbs.) last summer and didn't look perky.  The worry of over 1 year took it's toll!  I wouldn't wish that "diet" (money worries) on anyone.  Now I have some money in the bank, gained back my weight, and looking as "pretty" as ever!   ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on February 26, 2010, 07:05:20 PM
Welcome back Pest - we missed you and were worried.  My husband and I also had some losses this year - lost our jobs and lost our health insurance.  Everyone is scrambling one way or another and here is hoping for a better 2010.  IC2 - I didn't notice your weight loss, here is to a better tomorrow.
I have always thought the park would do well if they would put in some health food.  I know that when I went with my kids we would pack some stuff just because the food was so bad for you.  Everyone is watching what they are eating.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on February 28, 2010, 02:08:27 PM
thanks for all the great welcome back wishes!!!just when you think you are in the ok(?) on my way home last night i spun into a ditch! around 11pm. on my way home from a friends house, dinner & olympics, walked to 3 houses before i found someone who drove me home. waiting for a friend now to get the car out!!!! dang snow!!!!! i didnt get hurt & i believe the car is ok. think i need a 4 wheel drive!! lol!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on February 28, 2010, 05:31:27 PM
JIM,  you should carry a bag of "bugs" with you to throw under those tires.  Their abrasiveness would help you with traction!  :rofl: 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 01, 2010, 12:09:21 AM
Yesterday our plow guy got stuck in our driveway. He called a friend to tow him out and then they both were stuck. They called a third guy who came and got them out. Lots of laughing going on up at the end of the drive between all 4 of them out there digging out and sliding around. At least they had fun.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 01, 2010, 05:05:28 PM
Anyone from the Fairway 12 on here? If so, please contact me at jimmyt@zoominternet.net....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 01, 2010, 10:46:53 PM
jimmyt! contact me at 382-0108. i have mike phone number. linda is in florida as well as helen.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 05, 2010, 01:34:46 PM
Hey, has anyone noticed that the Community News has an online subscription service? Now you can get the full paper, and Crawford/Conneaut Lake information from anywhere, even if you're a "Muphere". :)
 
http://www.communitynewslinesville.com/ (http://www.communitynewslinesville.com/)
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 05, 2010, 06:22:09 PM
ZIP,  I hope those that check out one of the articles on that site, have their shirts and tops on!   ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 09, 2010, 06:59:50 PM
All right Gang, here is the scoop on the Park Spring Cleanup.  Let's get some of our family bloggers to join in.  I'm staying at the Park Hotel both Friday and Saturday nights.  Join us, because it is not just doing the cleanup, we Interact and Party that weekend also!   ;D   Subject: Conneaut lake park clean up
 
Hi everyone
 
Well due to a computer problem I have been a little out of touch so I have a lot to update. First for those who have not gotten the e mails I do apologize but hopefully we have the problems fixed.
 
Volunteer clean up weekend is set for April 24 & 25
Time : 9:00 AM – 5:00PM
Meeting place: the veranda of the hotel
Things to bring: any gardening tools, trash bags, paint brushes & rollers, if you have carpentry tools we have picnic tables to be repaired.
If you would like to donate flowers you can bring them (as for planting them we may have to wait)…..if you want your tools back please put your name on them.
Lunches will be provided
 
Rooms are available at the hotel Conneaut at a discounted rate: $35.00/night or $65.00/Friday and Saturday. Contact the hotel at 814-213-0120. You must tell them you are a volunteer to receive the discount.
 
We have 5 free cabins at camperland and free sites. Contact the park at 814-382-5115 and leave a message it is first come first serve
 
I have been getting many calls regarding the fairway 12 betty has told me that she has not been able to reach anyone there so at this time I do not have any answers regarding the fairway
 
Next is an update on the collection we have been doing for Jim Tolbert….We collected enough money for the board for the board walk. Jamie Tolbert has asked for the excess money to be donated to the blue streak fund in his father’s name…..we will be doing this on Saturday at lunch time.
 
RSVP for cleanup is not required but it is appreciated to help us plan for lunches.
Any questions please call me at 330-718-1003 or e mail me at orie942@hotmail.com
 
Some other updates: St. Patty’s day crawl on march 13 doors open at 7:00 more info at www.clphotelconneaut.com (http://www.clphotelconneaut.com/)
 
Paranormal state coming back for lectures info also on the hotels site
 
Thanks
Hope to see you at clean up
Laura
 
       
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on March 09, 2010, 10:06:09 PM
appropriate license plate # there Gore :o
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 09, 2010, 10:58:51 PM
....IC-fair chance Big Red will roll in for volunteer weekend this year onj the way to the Big Apple, maybe lugging some carpentry tools (http://forum.eeticket.com/Smileys/default/grin.gif) ....[/
 
SIR GORE, If you make it here, it will be nice to see you again.  Stay or visit the Hotel, listen to some of my good "Doo Wop" and share some wine. Bring a hammer so everything will look like a nail to you.   ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on March 10, 2010, 11:02:05 AM
HM is out of town that weekend. Darn. darnDarnDARN.  And I don't mean darning socks...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on March 11, 2010, 08:12:25 AM
I saw a news report about a man who raised 30M and built an amusement park completelyspecial needs accessible. I thought, wouldn't it be cool if CLP added some handicap accessible rides - swings and such.  the park is Megan's Wonderland and the website is: http://www.morganswonderland.com/ (http://www.morganswonderland.com/) 
Perhaps some of you who know the CLP folks can pass this on to them.  We are far enough away from Texas that we wouldn't compete and we certainly wouldn't have as extensive # of rides but a few would bring special needs folks from the tri-state area.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on March 11, 2010, 11:26:10 AM
... think i need a 4 wheel drive!! lol!!

....I don't know pest; be careful what you wish for....

....der-ster Gore has a big 4x....
....putzing along about 1 mph up over 14 grand....and Big Red laid down ([url]http://static.panoramio.com/photos/original/6593387.jpg[/url]) just  like it wanted its belly rubbed([url]http://i762.photobucket.com/albums/xx269/drgw/dumb-butt-democrat/emot124.gif[/url])....

....funny how when we climbed out & rubbed it......the rear tire bounced up & down involuntarily....


....IC-fair chance Big Red will roll in for volunteer weekend this year onj the way to the Big Apple, maybe lugging some carpentry tools ;D ....[/]

 
Please advise if Mr. Gore is coming, I will try to attend also.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 12, 2010, 01:44:25 AM
gore! even though the weather here, lately has been delightful!
 i would take 4x4 anytime!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL!!  i hope the warm continues & business picks up! as it should if bugs are moving again!!! including me!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 14, 2010, 01:46:03 PM
Did Anyone go to the St Patty's Day Crawl at the Hotel last night, or has anything to report on it?  I sense that the weather dampened more than the environment in your area.  I thought about doing it but I just wasn't in the mood.  The weather here at the mountain bunker was the same as yours and it did dampen my spirit.  Last weekend was fantastic skiing, but today there is some bare ground showing on parts of some slopes.  What a difference a week makes!  I still miss snowstorms but I'm gearing up for Summer as many of you are. :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 14, 2010, 02:21:57 PM
Pest, left you a couple of voice mails.....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on March 17, 2010, 09:33:18 PM
This article from todays Trib. about the Hotel.
 
http://meadvilletribune.com/local/x1745496358/Hotel-makes-major-comeback-under-new-owner (http://meadvilletribune.com/local/x1745496358/Hotel-makes-major-comeback-under-new-owner)
  March 17, 2010  Hotel makes major comeback under new owner By Ryan Smith CNHI
CONNEAUT LAKE — In many ways, the Hotel Conneaut is a business that’s as much about history as hospitality.

And as far as Greg Sutterlin is concerned, it’s all the subtle, behind-the-scenes work — upgrades to things like its water system, roofing and other structural elements — that will ensure the history-rich hotel retains that character as it’s again proving itself a viable part of the region’s tourism attractions.

It’s been decades since the more than 100-year-old hotel and nearby Beach Club have seen improvement efforts as extensive as those underway since Park Restoration LLC — the business group of which Sutterlin is a member — began leasing the properties. The group began operating and renovating the hotel and club in 2008, and officially entered into a 30-year renewable lease for the hotel and a 20-year renewable lease for the club in early 2009, said Sutterlin.

Under the terms of the lease, Conneaut Lake Park — held in trust for the citizens of northwestern Pennsylvania since the late 1990s — also receives a share of the investment group’s revenues. Park Restoration LLC and Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park have declined to lay out the figures, but Sutterlin said the park receives “a substantial portion of the revenues. It’s actually very substantial.”

And “by the end of this year, we’ll have over $800,000 invested” in restoration and repair efforts at the hotel and club, Sutterlin said, adding those efforts are “going to continue until (the hotel and club) get back to the condition they deserve to be in.”

Along with numerous, much-needed structural and infrastructure repairs to the hotel has come continuing restoration work on its long-popular Crystal Ballroom and Elizabeth’s dining area, said Sutterlin. The ballroom was built more than 80 years ago as an addition to the original structure.

Park Restoration has also added air conditioning to almost 40 of the hotel’s roughly 120 rooms, with plans to add AC to about 20 more rooms this year.

But don’t worry, history buffs! For those looking to escape modern technology, that planned upgrade will still leave roughly half of the hotel’s rooms conditioned only by breezes coming off the nearby lake.

Plans for this year include a re-do of the Beach Club’s original facade, which Sutterlin said will make the outside of the club nearly match its 50s-era appearance, with arched light poles, special siding and decorative awnings over the popular French fry stand. “We’re basically trying to bring it back and keep with the (classic) theme of it,” he said, “rather than make it some generic” modern design.

Other plans include ongoing work to replace the park’s boardwalk in conjunction with park trustees; a complete upgrade of the Beach Club’s restrooms and new seating at the club; and a refurbishment of Hotel Conneaut’s patio area and upgrades to its first-floor bathrooms. Three large apartment-style suites that are being renovated will also be unveiled, said Sutterlin.

On the topic of bringing it back, Sutterlin said Polka Fest, once a twice-annual event at Conneaut Lake Park’s Dreamland Ballroom, is back this year and set for Aug. 20, 21 and 22 at the Beach Club. Nearly half of the hotel’s rooms are already booked for that weekend, Sutterlin said.

And it seems that’s not the only one. Sutterlin said there’s been a steady flow of reservations coming in for Hotel Conneaut rooms, some for as late as October. There are also already more than 30 weddings booked for this year at the hotel, with more than one on some days during the height of the season, he said.

Following last weekend’s “Saint Patty’s Day Bar Crawl” at the hotel comes “Spring Bash ’10” at the club on April 17. Billed as an all-day party, the bash includes a meet-and-greet lunch with Erie Storm players; live music and comedy; food and drinks; displays and an autograph and celebrity memorabilia auction; door prizes; and even a professional hula-hooper.

And, of course, there’s a full slate of events to compliment Conneaut Lake Park during its upcoming summer and fall seasons, including (but in no way limited to) the hotel’s ”Hawaiian Luau and Tiki Torch Party” on July 31 and the Pittsburgh Area Jitterbug Club’s annual “Conneaut Lake Beach Bash” on Aug. 7 and 8.

“We’re very positive about this year,” Sutterlin said. “We’re getting a tremendous response” to the ongoing efforts to revitalize the hotel and club.

 

RPark to open on Memorial Day weekend

In keeping with tradition, Conneaut Lake Park officially kicks off its 2010 season on Memorial Day weekend starting May 29.

The amusement park reopened last year with many rides in operation and a host of activities for thousands of visitors, and plans are to continue building on the success of last season, according to officials.

For more information about Conneaut Lake Park, including hours of operation, event schedules, volunteering/donation opportunities and more, visit conneautlakepark.com on the Web.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 18, 2010, 08:42:50 AM
Did Anyone go to the St Patty's Day Crawl at the Hotel last night, or has anything to report on it?  I sense that the weather dampened more than the environment in your area.  I thought about doing it but I just wasn't in the mood.  The weather here at the mountain bunker was the same as yours and it did dampen my spirit.  Last weekend was fantastic skiing, but today there is some bare ground showing on parts of some slopes.  What a difference a week makes!  I still miss snowstorms but I'm gearing up for Summer as many of you are. :)

The weather here is fabulous the last day or two!  The next few will be great too.  I saw 60 Sunday with snow Monday and Tuesday.  How the hell is that?  Pennsylvania weather......


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 18, 2010, 10:01:57 AM
clw, you are correct!!!! 60 or so thru sunday then 36 & 37 on mon & tues??????????


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on March 18, 2010, 07:31:03 PM
I enjoyed reading the article in the morning paper along with my cup of coffee.  It sounded upbeat and I am glad for that.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 19, 2010, 02:22:24 AM
sir gore! i am very surprised you dont have a snow blower!!!! albiet i know you are into fitness, but sometimes it's gotta be a BIG chore!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 19, 2010, 11:23:47 AM
Hi Everyone!  I finally found this forum after the one on the Meadville Tribune site went kaput!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 19, 2010, 11:37:57 AM
Welcome aboard!  Happy you made finally made it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 19, 2010, 11:38:56 AM
welcome onion!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 19, 2010, 12:27:16 PM
Hey, welcome Onion!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on March 19, 2010, 01:51:07 PM
Welcome Onion!  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on March 19, 2010, 07:41:20 PM
Onion, welcome


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 19, 2010, 09:28:24 PM
ONION,  What took you so long?   You must have had teary eyes!!    :wahoo:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 20, 2010, 12:49:29 PM
Thank you for the welcomes everyone!  I really missed everyone and hearing your opinions!
So what's going on with our beloved CLP?  How's the Blue Streak fundraiser going?  I looked on the website and couldn't find too much information.  How are they fundraising exactly?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 20, 2010, 01:24:47 PM
Well............. I heard there's going to be a big basketball game at Allegheny with the Harlem Wizards against local teachers. Proceeds going towards the Blue Streak Fund.

I haven't seen anything about it on the website yet either. :)





Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 20, 2010, 03:41:58 PM
(http://www.conneautlakepark.com./NewFiles/images/ads/HarlemWizards/wizardsINDEX.jpg)
 
http://www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com)
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on March 20, 2010, 06:52:09 PM
Hey Bugman! How's the 8 puppies doing? How can you manage with all those puppies in you trailer? I can't imagine!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 20, 2010, 08:51:24 PM
Did someone say ..................puppies?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 21, 2010, 04:15:05 PM
This basketball thing looks fun! 
So here's a couple questions in regard to the Blue Streak:  Is the park running the fundraiser or is the ride company doing this.  Also, with the funds raised, who is doing the work, the ride company, the park, or another party?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 21, 2010, 07:16:43 PM
Does it matter?
 
I believe the Blue Streak is owned bythe Park, not the ride company. So I would imagine the Park will raise the funds then contract out the repair work... somehow I just can't see Jack or Carol (or any of the board members) atop of the Blue Streak with a hammer and pocket full of nails.
 
I'd like to take that photo though ~~for publicity. LOL
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 21, 2010, 10:30:14 PM
It does matter to me or I wouldn't have asked it.  ;)   Obviously the park owns the Blue Streak .......and the other rides.  But the ride company put the money into getting the iron rides going and I was curious if that was the same scenario for the Blue Streak.   Obviously the trustees won't be out there with hammers saws.  Also I wasn't sure if the ride company had experience with permanent wooden coasters or not and that's why I was curious if the park or the ride company was hiring a coaster company or if the ride company was doing it themselves.  I think these are questions a prospective donor has every right to ask.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 22, 2010, 04:56:01 AM
It does matter to me or I wouldn't have asked it.  ;)   Obviously the park owns the Blue Streak .......and the other rides.  But the ride company put the money into getting the iron rides going and I was curious if that was the same scenario for the Blue Streak.   Obviously the trustees won't be out there with hammers saws.  Also I wasn't sure if the ride company had experience with permanent wooden coasters or not and that's why I was curious if the park or the ride company was hiring a coaster company or if the ride company was doing it themselves.  I think these are questions a prospective donor has every right to ask.

I believe Liskos brought in someone with wooden coaster experience to examine and inspect the Blue Streak and determine
the proper course of action....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on March 22, 2010, 09:35:17 PM
Here is a Q&A Tim did with Newsplusnotes this past summer and provides answers to several of your questions
 
http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2009/09/conneaut-lake-park-is-back-baby-yeah_13.html (http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2009/09/conneaut-lake-park-is-back-baby-yeah_13.html)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 22, 2010, 09:54:39 PM
thank you jimmy and kid!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on March 23, 2010, 08:07:08 PM
Hey, all!  A little tardy in joining the group...I was on the other site towards the end.  If you remember someone putting together the flyer about the rides that was handed out the last few weeks of the season, that was me.
 
So, I can answer any and all questions about the Harlem Wizards event; I'm coordinating it.  I did see it posted above.  It is being sponsored by the Trustees of CLP. 
 
You should start to see and hear a lot more about it very soon.  It's all a sequence, and I'm getting the team together, finalizing ticket info, and then it will hit the streets in a big way. 
 
Glad to see the CLP Report going strong!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 23, 2010, 08:14:15 PM
there is still a difference of opinion on whether the NAD trains could and/or should run...while reading this, and the notes on CLP Junction, there is one name notably absent from all the conversations, and he SHOULD be contacted to get his opinion....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 23, 2010, 10:11:01 PM
Here's a couple questions for ya's.  Sorry if this has been covered recently but I'm new to the new forum! 
1.  How's the debt reduction going?  As part of the lease agreements with the Park, the Hotel operators are helping pay off debt, right?  The only reason I ask is because in the past, this topic always seemed to be covered in the Tribune - almost too often.  Now, we don't hear anything about it.
2.  Does anyone know if there's going to be any meetings with the Board and the public??
3.  Wasn't last year's parking fees supposed to go toward road upgrades throughout the park?  I was curious where those upgrades took place since I haven't been out to the park since July.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 24, 2010, 04:05:31 AM
ok. wow!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on March 24, 2010, 12:05:13 PM
Save CLP: Post what you have here, even if people don't post, 1000's  ;D  lurk, so this is a good place to get the info out.
 
There is an events area and places to post pics. Just let us know whatcha want to do & we can walk you through it.
 
oh, and welcome!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 25, 2010, 11:26:53 AM
bump - so's it don't get "lost."


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on March 25, 2010, 11:50:33 AM
Hello fellow bloggers.  I did not even
know that a new site existed until I
ran into a friend yesterday, and she
told me about it.
 
From the looks of things, the Stable
Pit & Pub is now just a part of history
of Conneaut Lake. 
 
I am glad, really glad, that you all are
keeping the info. going on what is
happening at CLP, and your support.
 
I have thought all winter about the
CLP Forum site that is gone, as my
last post was the answer to the
person who drove from Florida, demanding
that I answer to him.  I quit reading it,
just because I really had to make a very
hard decision and needed to focus on
what was the right thing to do.
 
I had to lay off 40 employees, cancel
several upcoming parties, and close
down a restaurant that many people
loved.  This winter I heard the saying
on TV that "you can put lipstick on a
pig, but it is still a pig", an analagy
of what my building is all about. 
 
For anyone who really read the article
about the auction on January 20th,
the appraiser did not even put a $1.00
value to the building.
 
The only thing I will say is that when
we bought the restaurant in 2000, we
went into it with honesty and good will.
Some crucial info. was not known by
us, as we stupidly did not invest in an
inspection before we purchased. Nuff
said.
 
On an upbeat note, I really do believe
that the park is at its best that it has
been for several years.  I have a new
respect for the board's efforts, as they
also have what I was dealing with:
"The Perfect Storm".   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on March 25, 2010, 12:45:17 PM
Welcome again! I missed your posts. You always have such a conversational tone, I feel as if I know you personally!
 
(well, I sorts do, in an internet lurking kind of way  ;)  )
 
Keep us posted on everything you know!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on March 25, 2010, 12:56:07 PM
P&P, It is nice to hear from you.  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 25, 2010, 01:02:42 PM
Does anyone know any of the answers to my questions?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 25, 2010, 01:22:02 PM
welcome back wanda!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 25, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
The last saw about the debt was the following from the Pittsburgh Tribune Review.


The $152,000 debt of a historic Crawford County amusement park has been bought by a firm that could move to foreclose on the property to get its money.

The 116-year-old Conneaut Lake Park has been closed the past two summers because of its heavy debt load.

First Capital Finance Inc. was the lone bidder yesterday. It will pay Summit Township $200,000 for the park's $152,000 debt. The park's total debt stands at about $2.4 million.

Park officials say they were surprised the township took such a step to recoup the debt.

Township and park officials say they expect First Capital will foreclose on the park property to get its money.



Now, what the plany to get rid of the debt is I really don't know. I don't know if any public meeting notices have been posted either.




Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 25, 2010, 02:05:58 PM
WANDA, A most WELCOME ABOARD to you !!  I also missed you alot.   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 25, 2010, 02:06:33 PM
Thanks Nightmare! 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on March 26, 2010, 12:11:05 AM
First Capital Finance wasted it's money trying to gain leverage by assuming part of the park's debt.  It was an obvious attempt to try to acquire the park property in the future.  The park won't go into foreclosure as long as decent money is coming in to pay off the debt.  Thank you First Capital Finance for paying $200,000 for a $152,000 debt.  Too bad you will never recoup any of your money.  But it helped CLP in the long run!    ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on March 26, 2010, 01:23:49 AM
How did it help?  I'm not good with stuff like this.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: OL FATTY on March 26, 2010, 01:48:17 PM
Big Fatty here in Florida is glad to see the Wanda back. Take a rest and never look back.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 26, 2010, 04:36:33 PM
Hi Wanda!
 :nahnah:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 26, 2010, 05:13:23 PM
First Capital Finance wasted it's money trying to gain leverage by assuming part of the park's debt.  It was an obvious attempt to try to acquire the park property in the future.  The park won't go into foreclosure as long as decent money is coming in to pay off the debt.  Thank you First Capital Finance for paying $200,000 for a $152,000 debt.  Too bad you will never recoup any of your money.  But it helped CLP in the long run!    ;D

Actually, he will recoup his money, at least a good portion of it....the Park still owes the money, it's just it's owed to First Capital Finance rather than Summit Township...and it continues to accrue interest....I guess it depends on how you look at it...to him, it may have been worth 200k to try it...and decent money coming in doesn't always equate to debt reduction, I think most of us witnessed that before.....I doubt that's a problem with this group, but just saying....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on March 26, 2010, 06:09:32 PM
I agree jimmyt, I just believe he wasted his money in a shrewd move trying to get a leg up on the park property.  It will take many, many years to see even a dent put into what they owe him.  Since any money they make has to be distributed, I assume, to all the debt reduction, he may be waiting a long time.  Bad investment or not, his intentions were not for the good of the people of Crawford County, the real owners of the park. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on March 27, 2010, 10:27:51 AM
Here's a couple questions for ya's.  Sorry if this has been covered recently but I'm new to the new forum! 
1.  How's the debt reduction going?  As part of the lease agreements with the Park, the Hotel operators are helping pay off debt, right?  The only reason I ask is because in the past, this topic always seemed to be covered in the Tribune - almost too often.  Now, we don't hear anything about it.
2.  Does anyone know if there's going to be any meetings with the Board and the public??
3.  Wasn't last year's parking fees supposed to go toward road upgrades throughout the park?  I was curious where those upgrades took place since I haven't been out to the park since July.

I saw this in a March Tribune article...it applies to part of #1 in a nonspecific kind of way...
 
Under the terms of the lease, Conneaut Lake Park — held in trust for the citizens of northwestern Pennsylvania since the late 1990s — also receives a share of the investment group’s revenues. Park Restoration LLC and Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park have declined to lay out the figures, but Sutterlin said the park receives “a substantial portion of the revenues. It’s actually very substantial.”


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on March 27, 2010, 10:35:30 AM
Save CLP: Post what you have here, even if people don't post, 1000's  ;D  lurk, so this is a good place to get the info out.
 
There is an events area and places to post pics. Just let us know whatcha want to do & we can walk you through it.
 
oh, and welcome!

Thanks....rather technologically challenged here....so whatever you can do to share the info, let me know.  I have a Wizards team photo, logos, etc.  The link posted a few pages ago goes to the clp site which will be updated with info, so that's a perfect place to link to. 
For anyone local, Tuesday morning, Cool 101.7 will air an interview with our showman of the team and me, talking about the event.  The Teacher team is coming together very well (could REALLY use some Meadville teachers)  the other school districts have almost filled their roster spots. 
And, even if you know families that aren't park supporters, it's an absolutely great family night, happening local, so you don't have to even care that it supports the Blue Streak, just bring the family out for a fun night.  The kids LOVE the players (on both teams).  I'm also setting up school visits with the Wizards players....the kids get SO excited when they meet these guys; they're just big kids anyways, and they're SO good with the kids. 
So, talk it up, everyone...it's a win/win/win.  We all need to laugh a little more in our hectic, chaotic lives....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on March 27, 2010, 10:58:30 AM
Here's a couple questions for ya's.  Sorry if this has been covered recently but I'm new to the new forum! 
1.  How's the debt reduction going?  As part of the lease agreements with the Park, the Hotel operators are helping pay off debt, right?  The only reason I ask is because in the past, this topic always seemed to be covered in the Tribune - almost too often.  Now, we don't hear anything about it.
2.  Does anyone know if there's going to be any meetings with the Board and the public??
3.  Wasn't last year's parking fees supposed to go toward road upgrades throughout the park?  I was curious where those upgrades took place since I haven't been out to the park since July.

 
I saw this in a March Tribune article...it applies to part of #1 in a nonspecific kind of way...
 
Under the terms of the lease, Conneaut Lake Park — held in trust for the citizens of northwestern Pennsylvania since the late 1990s — also receives a share of the investment group’s revenues. Park Restoration LLC and Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park have declined to lay out the figures, but Sutterlin said the park receives “a substantial portion of the revenues. It’s actually very substantial.”


Plus for everyone who rents a room 5% goes directly to debt reduction on top of the percentage of the total the park gets for every room rented, every event held, and every drink sold.  Last I heard hotel room rentals were starting to pick up and I think they will benefit this year with nearly half the rooms now having A/C, heat and TVs.  I also heard pretty much every weekend this summer is booked with an event (wedding reception, class reunion etc) and sometimes two the same day.

"Hotel Conneaut Room Costs vary from 55.00 to $250.00 per  night plus 6% sales tax, 3% Hotel Excise Tax and 5% CLP debt reduction  fee."

http://www.clphotelconneaut.com/reservations.html (http://www.clphotelconneaut.com/reservations.html)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 27, 2010, 02:02:38 PM
$250 for a CLP Hotel room?  Wow.  I've stayed in some primo places for that in big cities.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 27, 2010, 03:10:16 PM
It's gotta to be a suite. Or the most haunted room in the place.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on March 27, 2010, 03:29:07 PM
I sure hope this Bill Gregg resignation stuff isn't in any way involved with the park.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on March 27, 2010, 05:50:25 PM
Who is Bill Gregg and what is he resigning from?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on March 27, 2010, 06:33:55 PM
Front page of today's Meadville Tribune - Bill Gregg is giving up his law practice.  The article mentions possible disbarment but if he resigns it won't happen.  He has been so involved for years with the park in a lot of different venues.  His latest was working with the people wanting to build the condos at the park property.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on March 27, 2010, 07:18:34 PM
Longtime attorney Gregg resigns.  By Keith Gushard Meadville Tribune
A Conneaut Lake area attorney with three decades of experience has notified state officials he has resigned from the practice of law in Pennsylvania and intends to pursue other interests.
An order from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued Thursday stated the resignation William Jay Gregg from the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has been accepted.
"I've voluntarily resigned to pursue other avenues," Gregg said Friday.  "I have employment opportunities, but nothing is finalized yet."
Gregg, 54, of Conneaut Lake had filed a statement of resignation dated Jan. 14, 2010, according to the order.
Gregg has been an attorney in the Conneaut Lake area since 1980.  He has been involved in numerous cases including a potential rezoning issue three years ago involving Conneaut Lake Park.  Gregg represented developer Greg Sutterlin who wanted to purchase 3.6 acres of the amusement park's property and develop condominiums.
The disciplinary board of the state Supreme Court conducted an investigation of Gregg, but that case is now closed, Elain Bixler, secretary of the board, said Friday.
"I did not resign in any degree other than voluntarily," Gregg said.  "My getting out of law was a foregone conclusion for some time."
Gregg said he had been considering changing careers for several years.
Gregg said the disbarment has a stigma or a taint, but "that wasn't really how it came about," Gregg said.  "I have been practicing law for 30 years and never had a disciplinary charge against me."
Bixler said information relating to Gregg's disbarment is confidential because Gregg resigned.  The disciplinary case would become public if Gregg applies for reinstatement,  Bixler said.
There are no criminal case proceedings against Gregg, Francis Schultz, Crawford County's district attorney, said Friday.
The Supreme Court's order is final in 30 days - April 24, Bixler said.  Gregg could apply for reinstatement to the bar in Pennsylvania after five years, she said.
Gregg declined comment on the matter, but said he had been in the process of resigning for some time.
"I'm going in a different direction," he said of giving up his law practice.  "I'm burned out on it."
Gregg is a 1977 graduate of Bowling Green State University of Bowling Green, Ohio; and a 1980 graduate of the University of Akron School of Law, Akron, Ohio.  He was admitted to practice law in Crawford County in December 1980.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 27, 2010, 10:21:58 PM
Front page of today's Meadville Tribune - Bill Gregg is giving up his law practice.  The article mentions possible disbarment but if he resigns it won't happen.  He has been so involved for years with the park in a lot of different venues.  His latest was working with the people wanting to build the condos at the park property.

I guess I didn't read it that way....I would think if the state had anything solid against him, they would go thru with the charges regardless.....it sounds to me like he was investigated, they didn't find anything, and the case was closed....I've know Bill since he tended bar at the Beach Club in the mid 70's and he's always been very supportive of the Park and the lake area in general....and Janet, you do know those people he was working with to build condos are the same ones leasing the Hotel and Beach Club?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on March 27, 2010, 10:48:20 PM
yes, I do know that.  That is why I was worried. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on March 27, 2010, 11:07:04 PM
Front page of today's Meadville Tribune - Bill Gregg is giving up his law practice.  The article mentions possible disbarment but if he resigns it won't happen.  He has been so involved for years with the park in a lot of different venues.  His latest was working with the people wanting to build the condos at the park property.

I guess I didn't read it that way....I would think if the state had anything solid against him, they would go thru with the charges regardless.....it sounds to me like he was investigated, they didn't find anything, and the case was closed....I've know Bill since he tended bar at the Beach Club in the mid 70's and he's always been very supportive of the Park and the lake area in general....and Janet, you do know those people he was working with to build condos are the same ones leasing the Hotel and Beach Club?

That was 3 years ago and it sounds like they did close the case on Gregg without pursuing further whatever the issue might have been.  Over his 30 year career I am sure he had thousands that requested his legal services.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on March 28, 2010, 11:55:50 AM
Bill has worked for 30 years doing the same job, and that says alot for him right there.  He is
young enough to enjoy vacations and his beautiful
daughter without worrying about his next business
call.  What many don't know is that Bill started off
his day usually between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. each
day.  I wish he and Debbie and his daughter, Hope, all of the best in having more quality time
together.   If he gets into a new venture, I would
like to think that maybe now that his football team, the BROWNS, may choose him to advance
their winning streak!  Good luck, Bill.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on March 28, 2010, 03:42:06 PM
$250 for a CLP Hotel room?  Wow.  I've stayed in some primo places for that in big cities.

You can say that again... ;D ...
 
Quote
"Hotel Conneaut Room Costs vary from 55.00 to $250.00 per  night plus 6% sales tax, 3% Hotel Excise Tax and 5% CLP debt reduction  fee."

Wow...Plus 6% and 3% and 5%...there must be lots of monies flowing in that area... ::) ...

$250 is for the brand new Hotel suites, 1 or 2 bedroom, tv, a/c and kitchenette.   Not a bad price actually but I guess it depends on what you are used to.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on March 28, 2010, 08:21:03 PM
Hey Wanda - glad to see you are back! I wish you luck in bringing the "Pit" back - I spent New Years Eve there a couple years ago - loved the ribs and toast!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on March 28, 2010, 09:49:53 PM
With multiple weddings booked every weekend I would think the hotel suites would certainly be occupied.  If they are dropping several thousands on a reception, I'm sure most would pay the $250 for the nicest room in the hotel.  Be it the bride and groom or any of the wedding party and attendees, I wouldn't think they would have a hard time booking the suites.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 29, 2010, 07:20:36 PM
I always look forward to staying in room # 300 for $55/night.  I consider it my "home room" when I come back to my loved Park!  I'll be there in a few weeks for the Spring Volunteer Clean Up. HOPE to see some of you there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on March 29, 2010, 11:42:15 PM
Ghosties in room #300.... right IC2ITUC?     Spooky.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 30, 2010, 05:58:40 AM
Doc, hope to see you over that weekend, I should be there both days....and it is spooky...I really didnt care much for that A&E show....too little time to explore it, and they almost mocked some of what goes on....I worked there one fall, alone for the most part, and I know what I felt there, and I'd sleep outside in the rain before I spent a night in that hotel....those young folks from that paranormal society are messing with things they don't understand....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 30, 2010, 07:19:13 AM
I watched the Paranormal State show. What struck me more than anything is when they interviewed . . . um - was it Jean Shanley? She basically said that the legends folks talk about are just that. There is no historical documentation supporting any of these hauntings.

That being said - some creepy old places do have a unique energy all their own. That I won't quibble with.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on March 30, 2010, 10:31:39 AM
My house is 167 yrs old. Now wouldn't you think some of the past inhabitants would make their presence know sometimes? This is why I don't believe in this paranormal stuff. ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on March 30, 2010, 11:33:20 AM
Hotels are interesting though. there's a lot of different enegy moving in and out of 'em all the time. Some good - some not so good. And lotsa folks do things inhotels that they may not otherwise do at home . . .

I'm a firm believer in energy - but not ghosts. Lock - your house might just be a happy 167!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on March 30, 2010, 04:11:51 PM
I ama non-believer as well Lock.  But have been told that sincemy mind is shut to it I won't see anything.  Cool with me.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on March 30, 2010, 04:36:43 PM
I watched the Paranormal State show. What struck me more than anything is when they interviewed . . . um - was it Jean Shanley? She basically said that the legends folks talk about are just that. There is no historical documentation supporting any of these hauntings.

That being said - some creepy old places do have a unique energy all their own. That I won't quibble with.

The historical documentation actually disproves most of the legends...legend says Elizabeth died in the fire....well, the hotel was closed when it burnt....that being said, the presence I felt there to me seemed to be young female....dont know why, it's just that everytime I felt it (and there were several), I got the immediate impression it was a young female....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on March 30, 2010, 06:13:02 PM
Well if we make it up there this summer (and I'm going to try) I might try and surprise my wife with a night in the room (availibility pending of course). Though she'd probably want to bring all her equipment up and not sleep.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on March 30, 2010, 09:39:06 PM
I watched the Paranormal State show. What struck me more than anything is when they interviewed . . . um - was it Jean Shanley? She basically said that the legends folks talk about are just that. There is no historical documentation supporting any of these hauntings.

That being said - some creepy old places do have a unique energy all their own. That I won't quibble with.

The historical documentation actually disproves most of the legends...legend says Elizabeth died in the fire....well, the hotel was closed when it burnt....that being said, the presence I felt there to me seemed to be young female....dont know why, it's just that everytime I felt it (and there were several), I got the immediate impression it was a young female....

They do say that if someone becomes close with a place that their spirit may linger there...
 
Either way my opinion of the Paranormal State episode is not very great. They always do there show for ratings while some other paranormal shows (TAPS, Most Haunted) Go for a real investigation. I always experience something when I am in there so I do belive atleast a few spirits linger around the hotel....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on March 31, 2010, 02:01:19 AM
don't forget the "orbs" from the ballroom fire.........(zip).... ok , ok cough, cough! there may be some thing there. being sober this evening, i will go a step further..... dont know the exact percentage, but, is not said we only use about 15% of our brain capacity? WHAT if after life we evolve into something more? i know too much star trek bs! lol!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on March 31, 2010, 09:10:17 PM
ZIP,  There were no Spirits in # 300 the many times that I have taken that room.  As I have stated before, I like 3rd floor because it is often the most active floor for Spirit enities.  What some of you refer to as "ghosts", DO EXIST and some ARE still in the Hotel.  Most all are friendly and won't hurt you.  You all are watched over and protected by some Guides, Angels, etc.  The "ghosts" have no power over you, only what you give them with your misunderstanding, fear, etc. If you are afraid, just ask for the Christ Light of Protection to surround you, take a picture of the Christ and put it in the room, etc.
 
I won't be able to comment on this, because my laptop got fried because the fan wasn't working and overheated the innards.  I lost the motherboard, wireless etc., so until I get a new one, I can only use the office one.  (I found out that on many laptops you have to replace the fan about yearly!)  This was news to me, but I know Eyes and the Vision system not this computer stuff!! :o   Soooo, I'll miss what you all are saying this weekend again!  GET TO THE PARK FOR VOLUNTEER WEEKEND!!  "Talk is cheap", let's get to the DOING, and help the Park out!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 01, 2010, 10:59:46 AM
Just an update on the Wizards event...the roster is growing; we now have 18 Crawford County Teachers playing.  The link to online ticketing at www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com) is live, tickets will be available locally probably by the end of next week or shortly after.  We'll also have a few special guests from the Erie Storm indoor football team.  I think I put a post on the calendar here....
All the info is at the CLP website.  It's going to be SO fun!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 01, 2010, 07:56:49 PM
I don't think my question from last week was answered.  Concerning the parking fees at the Park last summer, that money was earmarked for roadway upgrades through the Park right?  Because I haven't been to the Park since July I was wondering where the upgrades took place.  Thanks.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 02, 2010, 10:34:23 AM
The only thing that I heard, so this is definitely not from the horse's mouth, is that they bought
a truck with the parking money instead of fixing
up the roads.  However, you know how stories
change from one person to the next, usually not
in a good way.
 
I will give an opinion, though, that if they are going to fix roads, it is now, not last late fall
after Pumpkinfest. 
 
I think that they needed to see what they took in
and try to set up some sort of budget  to see what they can afford to blacktop.  I only hope that they used a local company for obvious reasons.  Easter Sunday is supposed to be 90 degrees in Conneaut Lake, which would have been
a great day to do outside maintenance.
 
With all of the bad weather weekends we had last
summer, my greatest concern is whether Liskos will continue on at CLP.  I have no reason to doubt that they will be back other than a woman's intuition that maybe they didn't make as
much as they thought.  I understand that the parking fee brought in much-needed income for
the Trustees, but did it have any consequences
on the other two groups?  Lets hope for a great
really hot summer for everyone.  Happy Easter
to all.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 02, 2010, 10:48:49 AM
One thing that I keep forgetting to ask, and hopefully this will be where I can get the answer
to what I was looking for.
 
Think back to last year's Pumpkinfest.  Did anyone
that reads this forum have a tape recorder, and tape the portion of when the Great Pumpkin was
dropped on the car on Saturday?  What I am looking for is more the audio portion of what was
said when people were told to move back.  I would like to get a good, clear audio version of
it.  My e-mail is stablepitandpub@zoominternet.net.  It would really be great to hear the wording that was said
before the drop happened.  I can also be reached
at 814/724-9589.  Thanks.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 02, 2010, 07:22:54 PM
What exactly is it you're looking for , PnP? Did someone get splattered?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on April 02, 2010, 09:21:11 PM
well, if they bought a truck, it's a step in the right direction...and certainly could be used, and is needed, for road maintenance....the truck they had was on it's last legs, and I'm not sure it was street legal (sidenote: since those are private roads now, would it matter if it couldn't pass state inspection??)....I would think the first thing most municipalities would buy for their road dept would be a vehicle...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on April 02, 2010, 11:18:31 PM
Glad to see they have updated the Beach Club restrooms recently and they will be ready to go this season.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on April 03, 2010, 10:47:33 AM
Snow Waters article on the front page of the Tribune.  Doesn't look good, I didn't think from the get they would get what they wanted, and especially when the economy went in the tank. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on April 03, 2010, 12:44:33 PM
Glad to see they have updated the Beach Club restrooms recently and they will be ready to go this season.


From the email they sent - they have a band as well tonight at the Beach Club:

Hello,  
80 degrees in April... it's time to kick the Beach Club into high gear with  the return of the Porcelain Bus Drivers.   This Sat night April 3rd, the best dance band in NW PA is returning to the  Beach Club!   We invite you all to join us for the fun!   ...and instead of enjoying the beautiful day sunning on the beach, we are  hard at work remodeling the Beach Club's Womens and Mens bathrooms ...not that they needed it!   :)   We hope you can join us for the fun.   Best Regards,   Steve, Joyce, Greg and Tracy


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 03, 2010, 01:38:18 PM
Hey Zip, I got the top down and Hanks is open.......give me a call.  All that I want to do
is listen to what the announcer said as she asked
people to step back away from the first Pumpkin
drop. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 03, 2010, 04:27:45 PM
Dear Former East Sider:  Thanks for your messages.  We are getting closer to getting a
date set for the auction to sell everything off,
and wait and see at the end of the day how
everything shakes out.  I truly pray that someone
with money will buy the entire operation and get
it reopened.  I wanted it opened by Easter, but....
 
In the meantime, contrary to popular belief by
many gossipers in the area:  my husband Bob and
I are still married, almost thirty years, he is not
living in a pup tent, I did not move to Pittsburgh,
we still own and operate the campground, and
plan on continuing to do that while enjoying our
two grandchildren together.  The lawsuit from the
CLPVFD Board of Directors of 2000 still has not been settled--guess they found out there was no
money missing, and their little replacement for me
turned out to have some real problems with the
truth.  Keep reading that Bible, and doing your
missionary work, because you sure screwed up
enough lives in the past ten years.  (Sharon, I
know I may be pushing the rules on this paragraph, and promise not to do it again.  People
just needed to hear what is and is not true.  Sorry if I screwed up.)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 03, 2010, 05:03:18 PM
Hey Zip, I got the top down and Hanks is open.......give me a call.  All that I want to do
is listen to what the announcer said as she asked
people to step back away from the first Pumpkin
drop. 


We could all have fun with that!



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 03, 2010, 05:03:50 PM
Here it is Wanda:
 
Drew's Big Pumpkin Drop 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFxDQjKGGZQ#)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 03, 2010, 05:35:14 PM
Conneaut Lake Park - A fading Gem (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G97aeImzDL4&feature=related#)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 03, 2010, 07:33:49 PM
Not sure what you mean by we could all have fun
with that.  If someone was taping the event, I have a feeling that I will get the info. on what I am looking for.  As bad as the weather was the
whole weekend, I am not so sure that anyone would be using their camcorder.
 
Anyhow, give me a call when you want to enjoy
some of this beautiful weather.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: FormerEastSider on April 03, 2010, 10:54:46 PM
Dear Former East Sider:  Thanks for your messages.  We are getting closer to getting a
date set for the auction to sell everything off,
and wait and see at the end of the day how
everything shakes out.  I truly pray that someone
with money will buy the entire operation and get
it reopened.  I wanted it opened by Easter, but....

I am sorry that the Park could not be resurrected in time to bring enough business to the area to perhaps keep the PNP open. However, as I have predicted for some time, a plan will emerge that will be successful in rescuing the Park.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 04, 2010, 11:31:06 AM
Last night there was a fatal accident near the Pit and Pub. I looked for something about it in the paper, but it wasn't there.

Anyone know what happened?



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on April 04, 2010, 11:55:31 AM
All I heard about the accident on the east side near oakland beach golf course is it was a 17 year old and his brother who was 14. Flipped the car and the 14 year old was killed and they lifeflighted the 17 year old.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 04, 2010, 04:14:55 PM
So sad!
My thoughts and prayers are with the survivor, and their family.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on April 04, 2010, 06:26:48 PM
Not sure what you mean by we could all have fun
with that.  If someone was taping the event, I have a feeling that I will get the info. on what I am looking for.  As bad as the weather was the
whole weekend, I am not so sure that anyone would be using their camcorder.
 
Anyhow, give me a call when you want to enjoy
some of this beautiful weather.

 
I am still very confused on what exactly you are looking for? Are you looking for the way something was worded?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on April 04, 2010, 09:35:01 PM
Zipper, that video of CLP fading gem was both heartwarming and sad.  I'm glad there are people in place trying to keep our gem open for future generations. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 04, 2010, 10:58:07 PM
Not sure what you mean by we could all have fun
with that. 


Haha.. the first thing that popped into my mind was... "Please step away from the pumpkin..." I meant we could all make up some funny sayings for what "could have" been said.

I'm looking forward to our convertible cruise, as soon as it warms up a bit.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 04, 2010, 11:03:30 PM
Zipper, that video of CLP fading gem was both heartwarming and sad.  I'm glad there are people in place trying to keep our gem open for future generations. 


CLP has touched a lot of people over the years.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 05, 2010, 07:32:08 AM
All I heard about the accident on the east side near oakland beach golf course is it was a 17 year old and his brother who was 14. Flipped the car and the 14 year old was killed and they lifeflighted the 17 year old.

Could this be the same accident?
Steven Lee Tingley, 27, of Conneaut Lake, died Saturday, April 3, 2010, as a result of injuries sustained in an auto accident.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 05, 2010, 07:56:17 AM
I knew that young man -

That's very sad.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on April 05, 2010, 11:18:21 AM
Yes that was the same accident. I was misinformed.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 05, 2010, 01:55:16 PM
Conneaut Lake Park - A fading Gem ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G97aeImzDL4&feature=related#[/url])
   Zip, that was such a great video to share with us.  Kinda hard to swallow after seeing
the midway stands as they used to be.  Thanks
again.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 05, 2010, 02:01:21 PM
Not sure what you mean by we could all have fun
with that.  If someone was taping the event, I have a feeling that I will get the info. on what I am looking for.  As bad as the weather was the
whole weekend, I am not so sure that anyone would be using their camcorder.
 
Anyhow, give me a call when you want to enjoy
some of this beautiful weather.

 
I am still very confused on what exactly you are looking for? Are you looking for the way something was worded?

I am hoping that someone taped the entire drop
from when people first started gathering around,
until the drop happened, and then people started
walking away.  It needs to have the audio portion
very clear during the entire event, especially when the people were asked to move back, and
then the rest of the audio also.  Thanks.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 05, 2010, 02:07:41 PM
Here it is Wanda:
 
Drew's Big Pumpkin Drop 2009 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFxDQjKGGZQ#[/url])
  Zip, do you have anything more than this part in the very beginning? 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 05, 2010, 06:50:22 PM
No PnP, I didn't record that, I just found it on YouTube for you. Someone else recorded it.

I don't understand what's up. Did someone threaten to drop that punkin on your PnP Bug or something? :(

Or did someone get spattered on and has a lawsuit now? Because if that was true, they wouldn't want me on the jury. What part of "we're going to drop a pumpkin on a car and things are going to get smashed" didn't they understand?

Maybe if you told us what you were looking for we could help.




Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 05, 2010, 09:48:44 PM
Agreed - being kinda cryptic ain't real helpful.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 06, 2010, 07:53:51 AM
bump


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on April 06, 2010, 10:22:41 AM
Well wonder what kind of activities are going to be planned for the memorial day weekend? I can tell you one thing for sure that isnt going to happen this year and that is the "Doo-Whop" sponsored by Classic Iron's car club  :no: . Just this event itself brought in lots of $$. Maybe a bike club has something planned. Its going to be an interesting year for CLP...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 06, 2010, 10:57:49 AM
*****Topic Hijack*****
 
Summertime is heating up with some big events in our area!
 
http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/24271346/god-country.htm#q=scott+mactavish (http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/24271346/god-country.htm#q=scott+mactavish)
 
The above link is a clip of the director who I've been working with daily on a project called the Lance Vaccaro Memorial Ride >> www.ride4lance.com (http://www.ride4lance.com/) <<.
 
On Sunday, June 20th (Father's Day) from 1pm - 8pm there will be a concert at Sprague Farm and Brew Works in Venango PA.
 
Several bands, including Jake's Blues, will be a part of this tribute, which will be included in the documentary Mactavish Pictures is filming for the memorial ride. All the net proceeds will be donated to the Naval Special Warfare Foundation, (Navy Seals). Admission price is just $10 for the day.
 
Lance Vaccaro was a Navy Seal who was killed during a mission training accident. The memorial ride is honoring Lance, and all of the fallen who have given the ultimate sacrifice for us all. 
 
The ride will start from Virginia, continue to Alaska, arriving in Seward around the 4th of July, and then back to Virginia. You can read more about the schedule at www.ride4lance.com (http://www.ride4lance.com/) and click on the schedule page.
 
The film has already found an interest with the Military Channel, and other networks.
 
Please mark your calendars now and join us at Sprague Farm and be a part of this special event.
 
Overnight camping is permitted on the grounds of the Farm. Please call ahead for a camping reservation.
www.sleepingchainsaw.com (http://www.sleepingchainsaw.com/)
814-398-2885
 
This will be a "Black Out" event, so wear your black Jake's Blues and Jakeaholic T-shirts, or you can buy official LVMR gear at www.ride4lance.com (http://www.ride4lance.com/) to show your support. There's still plenty of time to order now.
 
Bring a lawnchair or a blanket and a smile! It will be a fun day for all!
 
More links:
Mactavish:   http://www.mactavish.us/Home.html (http://www.mactavish.us/Home.html)
Naval Special Warfare Foundation:   http://www.nswfoundation.org/ (http://www.nswfoundation.org/)
 
 
(http://www.dirtydoglive.com/NewFiles/jake09artflag1.jpg)

**** end of Hijack ****


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on April 06, 2010, 11:10:58 AM
No PnP, I didn't record that, I just found it on YouTube for you. Someone else recorded it.

I don't understand what's up. Did someone threaten to drop that punkin on your PnP Bug or something? :(

Or did someone get spattered on and has a lawsuit now? Because if that was true, they wouldn't want me on the jury. What part of "we're going to drop a pumpkin on a car and things are going to get smashed" didn't they understand?

Maybe if you told us what you were looking for we could help.

sounds like she's just digging for dirt and trying to stir up trouble.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 06, 2010, 11:18:11 AM
(http://www.gogreynotgreen.com/images/digger_w.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 06, 2010, 11:19:00 AM
That is the world's largest dirt digging machine.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 06, 2010, 11:26:13 AM
Very cool Zip. Equipment that size is amazing. It still amazes me that theses things are torn down, transported and reassembled somewhere else.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 06, 2010, 11:48:45 AM
When people work together, rather than against each other,  we can accomplish so much.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on April 06, 2010, 11:59:51 AM
Gator,,, WOW!!! I didn't know that there would be no Doo-Wop at the park this year..... Did they move it. Is Classic Iron going to hold it somewhere else?   ??? :o :(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on April 06, 2010, 12:30:21 PM
Gator,,, WOW!!! I didn't know that there would be no Doo-Wop at the park this year..... Did they move it. Is Classic Iron going to hold it somewhere else?   ??? :o :(

 No Lock after last years problems we have all agreed not to do the  Doo -Whop thingy at the Park. Classic Iron members decided to have nothing to do with Sutherland and Co.  Go to our web site and you can find all the Cruise in dates. www.classicirons.com (http://www.classicirons.com/)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bluebomber on April 06, 2010, 01:21:15 PM
I guess when you do not get everything your way it is easier to take your ball and go home instead of being reasonable and working out a compromise. I have a cottage in the park and have noticed that the vast majority of the classic car crowd bring their own food and drink, look at each others cars and bitch that the park does not appreciate them. Whereas the biker crowd actually spends money and leaves less of a mess when they are done. You can be upset with Sunderland and Popovitch all you want but they put their own money on the line and that gives them some leeway in my book. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on April 06, 2010, 01:45:25 PM
I guess when you do not get everything your way it is easier to take your ball and go home instead of being reasonable and working out a compromise. I have a cottage in the park and have noticed that the vast majority of the classic car crowd bring their own food and drink, look at each others cars and bitch that the park does not appreciate them. Whereas the biker crowd actually spends money and leaves less of a mess when they are done. You can be upset with Sunderland and Popovitch all you want but they put their own money on the line and that gives them some leeway in my book. 
Everyone has their own opinon bluebomber but you with only 11 posts ? you dont have a freakin clue... :hand:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 06, 2010, 02:29:34 PM
It's "Sutterlin", not "Sunderland" or "Sutherland".

Here's an interesting article from April 24th 2007. Nearly three years past since ... how time flies....

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-162537164.html (http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-162537164.html)



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on April 06, 2010, 02:44:03 PM
Well wonder what kind of activities are going to be planned for the memorial day weekend? I can tell you one thing for sure that isnt going to happen this year and that is the "Doo-Whop" sponsored by Classic Iron's car club  :no: . Just this event itself brought in lots of $$. Maybe a bike club has something planned. Its going to be an interesting year for CLP...

until they can resolve who is in charge of booking and reserving the grass lawn, these conflicts will only escalate.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 06, 2010, 03:56:08 PM
Well wonder what kind of activities are going to be planned for the memorial day weekend? I can tell you one thing for sure that isnt going to happen this year and that is the "Doo-Whop" sponsored by Classic Iron's car club  :no: . Just this event itself brought in lots of $$. Maybe a bike club has something planned. Its going to be an interesting year for CLP...

until they can resolve who is in charge of booking and reserving the grass lawn, these conflicts will only escalate.
Darby, I think you have something here.  And that is a good question:  Is the lawn leased by anyone?  Also, do the trustees host any events themselves?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 06, 2010, 04:02:07 PM
Could I come in and, say, rent the stage and lawn?  Or is it strictly for use by the Park for making money?  Are there rules and such?  Who do you call?  Curious.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on April 06, 2010, 05:27:59 PM
It's "Sutterlin", not "Sunderland" or "Sutherland".

Here's an interesting article from April 24th 2007. Nearly three years past since ... how time flies....

[url=http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-162537164.html]http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-162537164.html ([url]http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-162537164.html[/url])[/url]

 
and I always thought Greg was Kiefers brother from a different mother....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 06, 2010, 05:56:45 PM
Could I come in and, say, rent the stage and lawn?  Or is it strictly for use by the Park for making money?  Are there rules and such?  Who do you call?  Curious.
Cindy, I would call Carol West at 382-5115
and she can tell you who controls what
sections.  In the meantime, can we all
take a deep breath and try to work it
out so that everyone can enjoy the park
that is big enough to hold everyone?
I was not there to hear what was said,
but we truly need to bond together to
keep this whole entity going.
 
Classic Car owners, and the bikers, too:
All of Conneaut Lake appreciates you
coming to our area.  Please don't let
one or two people drive you away.
Anything can be worked out to make
everyone happy.  You all have something
to be proud of and want to show them
to everyone else.  To everyone:  call
Greg & Steve, and Carol and Jack, and
I am sure that they will try their hardest
to keep everyone happy. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 06, 2010, 06:34:37 PM
I'll join in the plea...try again, please.  There is no other venue that will compare in its beautiful setting with such deep historic and nostalgic connections. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on April 06, 2010, 07:09:18 PM
I also would like them to reconsider and try to work something out.  I am planning on staying at the Hotel for Memorial and 4th of July Weekends and I would love to see the old cars and hear some great Doo Wop Music!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on April 06, 2010, 09:21:12 PM
If it wasn't for the Park Restoration group, it's unlikely anything would be happening on the lawn act.  For those of you who sit back and complain about it, give it a rest.  Have you sunk all your time and money into bringing the park back to life??  Sitting idly by your classic car all day does not generate money to keep the park open.  Having live bands, festivals and activities on the other hand does.  Stop complaining and support CLP.   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on April 06, 2010, 09:22:44 PM
I guess when you do not get everything your way it is easier to take your ball and go home instead of being reasonable and working out a compromise. I have a cottage in the park and have noticed that the vast majority of the classic car crowd bring their own food and drink, look at each others cars and bitch that the park does not appreciate them. Whereas the biker crowd actually spends money and leaves less of a mess when they are done. You can be upset with Sunderland and Popovitch all you want but they put their own money on the line and that gives them some leeway in my book. 
Everyone has their own opinon bluebomber but you with only 11 posts ? you dont have a freakin clue... :hand:

Actually I think the comment very much has merit.  I see most sitting with their coolers taking "their" spot.  Although I am not sure I bet this new group is also trying to do their best to follow the licquor license requirements and they get a few that whine but you will always have that.  Now the kids can run and play in the open lawn, how bad is that?   Events and weddings every weekend starting this spring, upgrades to the Hotel, ballroom and beach club, heating / A/C in many rooms now, the water authority finally now has a building, rides going to be in operation again this year - things are looking up unlike that darn SnowWaters development.  It sure beats an empty park that's for sure.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 07, 2010, 02:08:25 AM
clp, i agree. maybe there needs to be a meeting between gators group & greg??????????? just interjecting here, but i think it has merit! gore, any thoughts?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on April 07, 2010, 07:07:28 AM
After reading all the posts nobody here still has not any idea on what and how things went down last summer. Lets put it this way Sutterlin came to us in February 09 and asked us to put on the Doo Whop Car Cruise in on Memorial and Labor day weekends. Memorial Day weekend went fine without any hitches, it was the Labor Day weekend when things went bad. Scheduling error on someones part and Sutterlin did absolutely nothing to correct it that day. We were asked to vacate the Free Act lawn. Cruisers came from as far away as NY state and were turned away at the front gate because of this conflict. Now how does that make our Club look? I am not going to disclose on how much $$ our club has donated to CLP the last 5 yrs when they were in operation( even after Memorial Day weekend)  but it has been a substantial amount. So yes we are highly upset..


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 07, 2010, 08:25:35 AM
I still think it's worth trying to fix.  YEARS ago, we were to have our class reunion at the hotel and at the last minute, things promised to us fell through.  It was more than disappointing to all of us, created quite a logistical challenge, and made some people very angry.  But, I feel that the park is worth another chance.  It's not just a restaurant that served lousy food and gave lousy service, and there are dozens of other restaurants that would love your business, and you don't care if that lousy restaurant burned to the ground or was sold and something else built there. 
This is the park.  OUR park.  Make whoever schedules events understand that you did not appreciate last year's mixup (in a nice way!).  Call them every week to make sure it's scheduled correctly.  Remind them that the organization can bring benefit to their establishment and the area. 
I'm not in any way diminishing the HUGE inconvenience that scheduling error caused, and its resulting lack of customer service.
But, don't give up.  The Trustees haven't given up despite immense obstacles....this is when we need to show how very important the park is to all of us.  Don't you feel like it's coming back?  Don't walk away now....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: GROK on April 07, 2010, 09:40:00 AM
Just a question for those in-the-know. Are there any rides open for younger children (2-4 y.o.) The last time I was at the park was in 2004 with my older children but I would love to take my 2 1/2 year old little girl up that way if there is enough for her to do/ride. (She would also love to feed the carp at the spillway nearby I am sure)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 07, 2010, 09:52:38 AM
GROK - when I went there last year, most of the rides that WERE open were in the kiddieland section. They're OK rides as far as little kid rides go. Kinda old - kinda rickety - but my little ones liked 'em well enough. There's about 10 of 'em. to be honest - if it was a low crowd day - a little one could ride all of 'em within a half hour I'd guess. (They're all in one section and there's only about 10 of 'em.)

2 1/2 years old is abour perfect for those rides too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: GROK on April 07, 2010, 10:24:39 AM
Thanks for the info Life! My wife and I will be sure to head up that way once the park opens to partake of it's splendor.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 07, 2010, 10:38:55 AM
Yeah, but kids will go on rides again and again and again ad-nauseam. At least mine will.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on April 07, 2010, 10:55:10 AM
This is an attempt to help people kinda understand "car" people. We get accused of bringing our coolers and snacks. In my particular case, I am unable to consume any drinks with caffine in them. The park does not stock decaffinated cold drinks but Sierra Mist. I dislike Coke products. So I bring my cooler with decaffinated Pepsi, Orange juice,and water. The park used to have water fountains in operation but no more. They sell the water (a God given gift to man).
 
Why do we sit by our cars all day? Do you know how many dents,scratches and other horiffic things happen to our cars if we are not there to watch over them. I am taking my car into the bodyshop today to have four dents repaired that the car recieved last summer at different locations. Two at the park. Don't even mention an uncontroled child within three feet of the car. Parents let them crawl over the car with sticky dried on ice creamed little hands (God bless them). They don't understand, but the parents should. But no, it's just a damned old dumb car not to mention the guy has $60,000.00 or more invested in it. It is the inconsideration of the people in general that cause the problems and the "car" guys get blamed for the whole thing.
 
I can get along with anybody and I have no problem sharing the park with the bikers. The bikers are just as proud of their wheels as we are.There are some beautiful hi-tech bikes on display. There is room for everybody.
 
FOOD!!!-------------------------------------------------
I can only eat at the Beach Club so many times. I  have eaten so many fries I'm getting tired of them. I can't eat many more chicken planks at the park. I'm up to here with eating them so many times. The menu might be ok in a pinch but the park needs to let a couple of fast food type places in or at least a couple of decent affordable restaurants in.
Restore the old Log Cabin back into a restaurant. Plenty of locations on the midway. A man with a large family to feed needs an affordable place to eat in the park.
 
I've lived within 2 miles of the park all my 70 years. I am not interested in the rides like I was when I was a child. Not at all! But I'm glad they are there for those that do. No, in terms of years, I'm on my way out and what I really enjoy is just sitting with other people young and old and talking about old times and how good the old days were. The park means more to me now than it did when I was a young boy. For this reason I will continue to show my car to those that are interested and enjoy the comments that are made. I don't intend to step on anyones toes but I am not a member of any club and I can understand their point of view. I was not there that day but it had to be disappointing to all concerned.
A lot of people that come to the park on the first and last holidays come to see the cars knowing it is always packed with the cars. Those people are the ones spending the most money and it is the cars that brought them there.
So, I am hoping some resolution or agreement can be reached by all involved in this misunderstanding and that we can enjoy the best summer ever at the park.  :) 8) 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on April 07, 2010, 11:45:35 AM
Very well said Lock... ;)   :thumbsup:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 07, 2010, 03:28:29 PM
Growing up I remember going to CLP as almost a rite of passage into summer. Of course in reality, it's not much, it's not fancy, it's not up to date. Now it's all charm and nostalgia.  I think CLP board still needs to undergo a significant paradigm shift in its thought process, but then again I'm not close to the park any longer. I'm just viewing the park as I know it compared to other packs I have seen.  The park has some sever limitations where space is concerned and they are going to have to walk a fine line to keep everyone happy.  It won't be and easy task. It's never going to rival Kennywood or even Knoebels (did I spell that right?) but I think it can survive and thrive if it's planned and executed properly.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 07, 2010, 04:04:20 PM
Knoebels. Yep.

That was MY park growin' up as a kid. They have a nice mix of old and new there. I try and get back there once a year. Their cheeseburgers are the bomb.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on April 07, 2010, 06:22:34 PM
GROK - when I went there last year, most of the rides that WERE open were in the kiddieland section. They're OK rides as far as little kid rides go. Kinda old - kinda rickety - but my little ones liked 'em well enough. There's about 10 of 'em. to be honest - if it was a low crowd day - a little one could ride all of 'em within a half hour I'd guess. (They're all in one section and there's only about 10 of 'em.)

2 1/2 years old is abour perfect for those rides too.

Quick correction there are 12 rides in Kiddieland including the Little Dipper. Plus 2 1/2 year olds may also enjoy a spin on the Carousel or a trip on the Bessemer Railway System with their parents.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 08, 2010, 12:45:42 AM
having owned a bike, i can absolutely respect what lock has  spoken about this! i never liked anyone touching my bike without prior consent.  just my opinion.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 08, 2010, 12:48:37 PM
Sweet video, Zip.  Tks.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 08, 2010, 06:20:04 PM
Thanks for sharing your video, Zip!  You did a good job!  The music fits the photos well. I got some emotions going for me.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on April 08, 2010, 08:11:48 PM
^ Which video did she post?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 08, 2010, 08:43:34 PM
Hi,
I didn't compose the video, I just posted it here because I found it on YouTube and thought you all would like to see it. It's a great reminder of what it's really all about.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 13, 2010, 11:31:46 PM
That basketball fundraiser...... seems that Anakin has signed up to play.... better make sure there is a doctor nearby.......


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 13, 2010, 11:49:15 PM
just let him now to let the force flow thru him, then he will surely be alright! he need to believe!!!!! good luck to anakin!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 14, 2010, 07:55:03 AM
LOL @ Pest!!

Wednesday May 19, 6:30 pm at the Wise Center.
I think we should all go!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 14, 2010, 02:45:12 PM
I am sure there will be a lot of laughs to be had at that game! Sounds like a really good time.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 15, 2010, 12:24:15 AM
Hey Zip, Are you gonna have the ride height requirements on the park webpage soon?  Not sure if the girls are gonna be tall enough for some the rides this year or not.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on April 15, 2010, 08:33:18 PM
Hey Zip, Are you gonna have the ride height requirements on the park webpage soon?  Not sure if the girls are gonna be tall enough for some the rides this year or not.

That's gotta be tough on a child just waiting to be tall enough or big enough. Three out of the four of my grandsons are big enough for the gocart and the minibike.  The youngest still gets on the gocart and shows me that he can reach the pedals but there is six inches of room between his back and the seatback. He thinks I don't notice that I guess. Not yet this year. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 15, 2010, 09:00:14 PM
Yes its the same thing for the kids! As much as I love CLP, it's a shame that there's a gap between Kiddieland and the Adult rides.  Once they've outgrown Kiddieland they still have to wait a year or two before they're tall enough for the others.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on April 15, 2010, 09:12:03 PM
Yes its the same thing for the kids! As much as I love CLP, it's a shame that there's a gap between Kiddieland and the Adult rides.  Once they've outgrown Kiddieland they still have to wait a year or two before they're tall enough for the others.

There really is no Gap between Kiddieland and the adult rides. Kiddielands hight maximum is 54 inches and they only have to be 48 inches to be able to ride all of the adult rides.
 

These were the requirements as of last year
 
----------------With Adult---------Without Adult
SkyDiver---------- 48"-------------------48"
Flying Skooters-----46"------------------46"
Tilt-A-Whirl---------N/A-----------------46"
Paratrooper---------36"------------------46"
Bessemer Railway----N/A-----------------N/A
Tumble Bug----------36"-----------------48"
Musik Express--------46"-----------------46"
Bumper Cars--------48"------------------48"
Carousel------------N/A------------------N/A
The Devil's Den-----N/A------------------46"
Witches Stew-------36"------------------46"
Trabant------------48"-------------------48"
 
 
 
Hope that helps


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on April 19, 2010, 10:59:00 PM
There was a picture in the April 17th Meadville Tribune of Steve Popovich sanding the floors in the ballroom of Hotel Conneaut.  Things are definitely looking up!   The caption reads as follows:

Steve Popovich of Park Restoration in Conneaut Lake sands the maple hardwood floors in Hotel Conneaut's crystal ballroom recently.  The floors will be refinished back to their original status in an effort to accommodate dozens of events that are being lined up at the historic hotel in Conneaut Lake Park in coming months.  Those include more than 25 wedding receptions, a luau, return of the popular summer concert series and a car cruise, among others.

 :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on April 20, 2010, 01:07:19 PM
There was a picture in the April 17th Meadville Tribune of Steve Popovich sanding the floors in the ballroom of Hotel Conneaut.  Things are definitely looking up!   The caption reads as follows:

Steve Popovich of Park Restoration in Conneaut Lake sands the maple hardwood floors in Hotel Conneaut's crystal ballroom recently.  The floors will be refinished back to their original status in an effort to accommodate dozens of events that are being lined up at the historic hotel in Conneaut Lake Park in coming months.  Those include more than 25 wedding receptions, a luau, return of the popular summer concert series and a car cruise, among others.

 :)

 
The Blog features alot of great photos and the ballroom looks amazing!
 
http://blog.clphotelconneaut.com/ (http://blog.clphotelconneaut.com/)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: GROK on April 20, 2010, 02:39:56 PM
Is that perhaps Man/Bear/Pig's head on that platter?
 
n.b. Only amusing if you are a South Park fan


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 20, 2010, 03:48:26 PM
(http://www.deviantart.com/download/69967797/Man_Bear_Pig_Truth_by_TSstudios.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on April 20, 2010, 05:41:34 PM
How is the boardwalk coming along? Hope they can finish it this summer. I haven't been up to the Beach Club yet. Will probably wait till it gets warmer. We enjoy going up to the park on Sunday afternoon


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 21, 2010, 10:11:24 PM
bump


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on April 21, 2010, 11:02:50 PM
Are any other bloggers or followers of this thread, going to participate in the Volunteer Cleanup this weekend besides Jimmy t and myself?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gore range on April 21, 2010, 11:27:46 PM
....weather delayed in the mile-high :-[ ....new ETA Sunday P.M.; will endeavor to make up for it on the other side of the NYC bike ride next week by seeing if the Coach needs any help getting the track/pasture ready for the season ;D ....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on April 21, 2010, 11:30:42 PM
Are any other bloggers or followers of this thread, going to participate in the Volunteer Cleanup this weekend besides Jimmy t and myself?

 
Calling for rain all weekend! ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gore range on April 21, 2010, 11:35:38 PM
....got rained/hailed on for the first time riding the 21-speed back from lunch today; its headed your way....

....lots of thunder/lightening today; really wondering if the new titanium slab in the arm attracts the bolts of Zeus?? :o [/]


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on April 22, 2010, 06:31:49 AM
Are any other bloggers or followers of this thread, going to participate in the Volunteer Cleanup this weekend besides Jimmy t and myself?

 
Calling for rain all weekend! ::)

Saturday shouldn't be too bad...rain, if any, looks like later in the day....looks like we'll get wet Sunday though....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on April 22, 2010, 06:38:48 AM
....got rained/hailed on for the first time riding the 21-speed back from lunch today; its headed your way....

....lots of thunder/lightening today; really wondering if the new titanium slab in the arm attracts the bolts of Zeus?? :o [/]

I think you're okay unless you're riding around Mount Olympus Gore.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 22, 2010, 06:44:45 AM
Are any other bloggers or followers of this thread, going to participate in the Volunteer Cleanup this weekend besides Jimmy t and myself?

I'll be there Saturday.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 22, 2010, 12:06:55 PM
i may show just to say hello, still cant do much!  just be good to see the doc! & finally meet jimmyt!

....lots of thunder/lightening today; really wondering if the new titanium slab in the arm attracts the bolts of Zeus??

gore, i was wondering the same thing!!  lol!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on April 22, 2010, 12:32:36 PM
Are any other bloggers or followers of this thread, going to participate in the Volunteer Cleanup this weekend besides Jimmy t and myself?

You know I will be there!
 
Only Sunday though as I Opted to hit the ACE Event at Knoebels on Saturday.
 
Remember even if it rains they are rreally good at finding some indoors work so you can remain dry!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 22, 2010, 01:47:59 PM
Hey anyone going to the Art Fair at the park this summer?  I see this is the only even they have posted for this summer!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on April 22, 2010, 06:41:57 PM
KID,  It will be good to see you again this Weekend.  You have a valid excuse for missing Saturday!   ;D .......  SAVE CLP,  See you there also........  PEST,  "hobble" over to the Hotel, and or see me at the Beach Club, if they are having any entertainment there Friday and Saturday nights.  If not, let me know where to hang those nights......JIMMY, as always, it will be nice to see you and your Mother again.......  LOCK,  Even if it rains, we have indoor tasks to do.  A little rain can help you grow!   :)   AND to any others, join us, introduce yourselves, and be ready to meet a number of FINE Souls!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on April 22, 2010, 08:10:38 PM
I've got a funeral on for Saturday morning at 11:00am. Dave Smith. Old classmate. Very close. :(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 22, 2010, 09:13:02 PM
I've got a funeral on for Saturday morning at 11:00am. Dave Smith. Old classmate. Very close. :(

Sorry Lock. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on April 23, 2010, 12:12:14 AM
Are any other bloggers or followers of this thread, going to participate in the Volunteer Cleanup this weekend besides Jimmy t and myself?

I'll be there Saturday.


My daughter & I will be there on Saturday too.  See you then!  Do we meet at the Beach Club at 9 a.m.?   The weatherman is still calling for a 60% chance of rain.  Does anyone know what projects we'll be working on?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 23, 2010, 12:13:00 AM
sorry for your loss lock. always tuff to lose a close friend.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 23, 2010, 12:21:56 AM
doc when are you going to arrive here in CLP??


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 23, 2010, 06:40:51 AM
My daughter & I will be there on Saturday too.  See you then!  Do we meet at the Beach Club at 9 a.m.?   The weatherman is still calling for a 60% chance of rain.  Does anyone know what projects we'll be working on?

 
 
This is what I was e-mailed from Laura:
Weather permitting we will be painting other jobs will be raking and cleaning the water park and put-put


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 23, 2010, 07:52:33 AM
In case any of you are interested, or know someone who is, ad space in the program for the Harlem Wizards Blue Streak fundraiser are available for $25.  We're printing approx 900, it's a business-card size.  Call me at 814-464-4496. I'll post it on the event thread, but wanted to mention it here, too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on April 23, 2010, 03:50:28 PM
Are any other bloggers or followers of this thread, going to participate in the Volunteer Cleanup this weekend besides Jimmy t and myself?

I'll be there Saturday.


My daughter & I will be there on Saturday too.  See you then!  Do we meet at the Beach Club at 9 a.m.?   The weatherman is still calling for a 60% chance of rain.  Does anyone know what projects we'll be working on?

I believe we are meeting at the Hotel lobby/porch....Saturday should be fine weather wise, until much later in the day...see you all then...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on April 23, 2010, 09:44:26 PM
I left the mountain bunker (Still some fairly large patches of snow on some of the slopes!  ;D ) around 4:30 PM and arrived at the Hotel around 7:00 PM.  I was the first one here, but could not get my usual room #300 due to alot of renovation of plumbing, electrical, etc., on that wing.  I'm in room # 81.   Laura arrived and said that we meet tommorow morning (Saturday) at 9:00 AM on the Hotel porch Veranda.  PEST,  I will likely stay in the Hotel tonight, have some sips of wine, and greet the volunteers that arrive tonight.  Greg told me that about 20 Volunteers would be staying at the Hotel tonight.  The Beach Club is just having a DJ tomorrow night, but I think that will be fine with me, unless you have any other suggestions.  Well, I'll sign off for now and give "you all" some update tomorrow.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 24, 2010, 12:48:32 AM
greg said i just missed you at the hotel tonight. looked for you at fairway 12 & lakehouse, as i dont do the drydock anymore. guess i will see you tomorrow!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on April 24, 2010, 06:24:18 PM
We had a good day here at the Park, NO rain.  There are over 80 Volunteers, men, women. and children and we got alot done.  Laura assigned me to lead a group to clean out the Putt Putt golf course.  After that we did the Midway.  The Park provides lunch both days and tonight they are providing dinner at the Beach Club at 6:30 PM.  You all are missing the boat!  ;D   Got to go.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 24, 2010, 08:33:05 PM
We had a good day here at the Park, NO rain.  There are over 80 Volunteers, men, women. and children and we got alot done.  Laura assigned me to lead a group to clean out the Putt Putt golf course.  After that we did the Midway.  The Park provides lunch both days and tonight they are providing dinner at the Beach Club at 6:30 PM.  You all are missing the boat!  ;D   Got to go.
What a great day!  Enjoyed meeting you, my husband spent all day in your group; my daughter and I did, too for a little while.  It's an amazing feeling there...all the energy and support is very rejuvenating.  Thank you for making the time and the trip to support "our" park!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gore range on April 25, 2010, 12:56:05 AM
... You all are missing the boat!  ;D   ...
....eh???

....I just put the 2 kayaks in the truck with the bike.Not missin' them yet; but, then, I do have to transit Chicago/Gary....... :D

....hope tomorrow is better for you than the weather map looks right now; I'll be doing my best to move it out with Big Red's bumper ;) [/]


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 25, 2010, 12:50:39 PM
There was a front page article about the clean-up
efforts yesterday, even with a picture, and then
a rather large article that covered alot of what
everyone is working on, and having fun at the same time.  The article mentioned that there were
NO locals that showed up--I kinda think the article was wrong on that. 
 
It is raining right now as I am posting this, and I
think it rained last year also.  Regardless, thank
you to everyone who is helping out those of us
who have to run our businesses right now.  I am
helping the campground with trying to get new
campers into their sites.  Now I know why this
place is called RUN-A-MUCK.   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on April 25, 2010, 05:58:14 PM
The article didn't state NO locals showed up, it merely implied that the number of local folks that volunteer is a handful compared to the total number.....btw, the total was about 80 on Saturday, which I think was close to a record...good to see Doc, SaveCLP, CLP82, Sunflower (local) and Cappy (may as well be local)....lunch was provided by Nutrition Systems, and the spaghetti dinner was from Steve and Joyce from the Beach CLub....thanks to all that participated, and thanks to those that donated lunch, dinner, snacks and water....we got a lot done, but there is still a lot more to do....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on April 25, 2010, 07:01:21 PM
I'm back at the mountain bunker and I miss the gang and the Hotel already.  The rain held off most of today also and our group got alot done at the picnic grove.  It still "bugs me" (sorry PEST  ;D ) that more "Locals" don't show up, like from my hometown of Meadville.  Most of the Volunteers came from a far distance.  Many from Ohio, one from New Jersey, ( He beat me for the longest distance  :) ), many from the Pittsburgh area etc.  I think it would also be nice if more college kids from Allegheny and my old school Edinboro would show up.  Oh well, we know whose hearts are with the Park!  PEST,  Nice to see you last night.  Sorry I was hitting the rack early, but our cleanup crew worked hard yesterday and I worked some muscles that must have been dormant for awhile and were telling me "I need some rest".  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 25, 2010, 10:18:20 PM
doc , it was good to see you also!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 26, 2010, 11:20:21 AM
Sorry, I missed yunz, but I had a GREAT time at my scrapbooking weekend with some very dear friends. I was once again encouraged to write about my illness, and also learned about how my brush with death changed the life of one of my best friends who is seeking counseling to resolve some issues rather than just coast along and live with it.

IC - can you recommend some vitamins, etc, to promote/accelerate hair growth? the hair I lost due to illness is coming back but my impatience with is it growing, too....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on April 26, 2010, 11:57:38 AM
The article didn't state NO locals showed up, it merely implied that the number of local folks that volunteer is a handful compared to the total number.....btw, the total was about 80 on Saturday, which I think was close to a record...good to see Doc, SaveCLP, CLP82, Sunflower (local) and Cappy (may as well be local)....lunch was provided by Nutrition Systems, and the spaghetti dinner was from Steve and Joyce from the Beach CLub....thanks to all that participated, and thanks to those that donated lunch, dinner, snacks and water....we got a lot done, but there is still a lot more to do....
Jimmy, the wording in the newspaper on Sunday
was:  Indeed, one has to do a bit of searching
to find a volunteer who is actually from Crawford
County.  It is a fact that organizers seem a
little uncomfortable talking about.  Rain and
barometric pressure dictates what I can physically
do, or I would have been there, at least for awhile
on both days.  That is why I had to chose to help
my husband run his RV store, or be outside in the
rain. 
 
I don't know if anyone posted the best news I read that same day:  There will be free parking
this year except Memorial Day, July 4th, and
Pumpkin Fest.  I think that is definitely going to
bring more people in on the slower days.
 
Our Linesville Alumni Banquet is on Saturday,
May 29th, and I am going to encourage as many
as possible to go over to the Beach Club after
the banquet.  We have several coming from
long distances, and I'm hoping a group of us will
all come together.  I somehow got elected to be
the President of the Linesville High School Alumni
Assoc., so I can let the whole group know that it is worth going over to the entertainment and continue to party together.
 
Again, thanks to everyone who cares enough to
take time to help out the Park.  (especially in
cold, rainy weather!!) 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on April 26, 2010, 12:31:00 PM
learned about how my brush with death changed the life of one of my best friends who is seeking counseling to resolve some issues rather than just coast along and live with it.

:)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 26, 2010, 01:17:59 PM
learned about how my brush with death changed the life of one of my best friends who is seeking counseling to resolve some issues rather than just coast along and live with it.

:)

Ditto the smile.

=========================================

I think it's nice ya'll are doing what you do for the Park. I wasn't there to assist - mostly because I'm one of those folks that doesn't have an emotional attachment to the place. (My 'growing up' Park was Knoebels.)

It's good to see folks doing something for a place they have some type of investment in - be it emotional, or otherwise. Which kind of gives me pause to think -

It's interesting how we view "bailouts" these days . . .

Just a rhetorical question (meaning absolutely NO disrespect to anyone here, or who has an investment in CLP) - - - is Conneaut Lake Park too big (or too important) to fail?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on April 26, 2010, 02:01:06 PM
I don't think it is too big to fail,,, but it has a very rich history that I hope causes it to succeed.  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 26, 2010, 05:29:15 PM
You know, Life, my childhood park is Idlewild, but I've formed an attachment to CLP thru knowing everyone HERE...  love you all!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on April 26, 2010, 07:03:12 PM
That's cool Ami. Like I said - I appreciate the passion and commitment people have towards it - and that in turn is a reflection on them as people.

I'm still curious about the question I asked though.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on April 27, 2010, 12:15:21 AM
That basketball fundraiser...... seems that Anakin has signed up to play.... better make sure there is a doctor nearby
 
Is this Anakin practicing his shot?
 
Dude Perfect™ and Tyreke Evans 5 - Front Flip Shot (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=840_S6yQb2E&annotation_id=annotation_933464&feature=iv#lq-lq2-hq-vhq-hd)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 27, 2010, 09:13:43 AM
Sorry, I missed yunz, but I had a GREAT time at my scrapbooking weekend with some very dear friends. I was once again encouraged to write about my illness, and also learned about how my brush with death changed the life of one of my best friends who is seeking counseling to resolve some issues rather than just coast along and live with it.
IC - can you recommend some vitamins, etc, to promote/accelerate hair growth? the hair I lost due to illness is coming back but my impatience with is it growing, too....

 
 
Ami,
There are vitamins available "premixed" just for hair and nails.
 
After my surgery in 2004 my hair thinned very much, so much you could see scalp in the front. My surgeon recommended biotin. I took that and multivitamins also.
 
When my hair did come back, it came back in curly. I always had straight hair, which I permed every few months just to get some body into it. What a shocker!
 
Speaking as a veteran hairdresser, (since 1976) normal hair growth is approximately 1/2 inch per month. Anyone who has ever colored their hair can see the root growth appear in that time.
 
After surgery, illness or some medications, anesthesia, and especially the radiation from x-rays and CT, can cause hair loss, and it takes a bit of time to recover once the residuals leave the body, but it will come back. They had you on some pretty serious medications, and strong anesthetic type drugs to keep you asleep.
 
I lost much thickness again after my "surprise" surgery in September. About 4 months after (January)  my hair came out in gobs, but finally stopped, and will thicken up again. All of that new hair will grow at about the same rate as above, 1/2 inch per month.
 
Available at Walgreens:
 
(http://img.walgreens.com/dbimagecache/07431207584_220x220_a.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 27, 2010, 10:04:08 AM
Thanks, Zip!!  I will get some today!!  my hair is coming back but since I have fine hair anyway, it is looking like crap, and I'm just getting impatient with it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 27, 2010, 12:46:43 PM
Zip - completed my shopping mission!

Puff - yes, that's Anakin; Her Majesty is just waiting for the back pain to start in him.. lol

Gore - glad you and Big Red made it safely back to the homeland!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on April 27, 2010, 10:53:18 PM
that's Anakin; Her Majesty is just waiting for the back pain to start in him..

no one in a coma isgood enough!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 27, 2010, 11:59:10 PM
"....wasn't meant for moustaches...."

ROFL!! You probably use Rogaine on yours, true? That's one thick `stache you got going on there!

AMI... be patient. It takes time but will come back. The vitamins will help. I noticed that 3000 mcg of Biotin is on the cover of the box.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on April 28, 2010, 08:06:42 AM
AMI,  As you are finding out, the B Vitamines are necessary for good hair growth, vitality, etc., and since hair is made of protein, good sources of high quality Protein ( both animal and vegetable), are helpful.  I would suggest that you also add a packet of Knox Gelatine to your smoothies, vegetables, etc.  It is good for hair, bones, nails, etc.  I always add a packet of it to my smoothies as I will this afternoon! Sometime I might post my recipe for my great Health Smoothies.  It would be nice if the Park would have more variety of foods and Health drinks available to the patrons.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on April 28, 2010, 08:22:12 AM
Sorry to change the subject ... 
   Hello everyone WATCH THIS! Armstrong edited a Wizards promotional video and will run this for promotion of the event. It is going to be so much fun for everyone. Please, please send this link to everyone you know. 
You don't have to have kids to enjoy it, you don't have to like basketball to enjoy it. We all could use a few more laughs in our lives, and an excuse to spend a fun night with our family. Whether you care about the Blue Streak or not, it's a great time for all ages.
Harlem Wizards vs. Crawford County Teachers (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jmyc9uJEpw#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 28, 2010, 01:05:21 PM
ya never know gore.................. did it look like him from the posters zip printed up???

btw. did stop & see the doc on sat night at the hotel!!! actually woke his butt up!! lol!!! they worked him so hard he was in bed by 930pm!!!! all for a good cause though.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on April 28, 2010, 01:34:08 PM
How much are the tickets for the Wizards "show?"


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: kidcoaster on April 28, 2010, 01:54:03 PM
From the Meadville Tribune

"Tickets in advance are $8 for students and $10 for adults; at the door, add $2 per ticket."


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 28, 2010, 04:16:32 PM
Speaking of prices, the Park's ride price list and hours has been posted for 2010.

http://www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com)



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on April 29, 2010, 06:13:50 PM
yeah that is too small to be him, color & hair & the attitude seam like him though. thanks for being on the look out for him!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 29, 2010, 10:41:15 PM
....pest-

....same color, same appearance, though all dirty/matted like a dog on the free range.....

... wet/muddy from the chest down from an extended swamp tour- the park dogs used to spend days in there when they got awayr before coming back out, but....

..... the pooch was Benji-sized; assertively/authoritatively climbed out of the swamp up on to the street (Woodland Ave) right out in front of me, looking right at me from the git-go with a clear "HEY- 4-legged pedestrians have twice the right of way, Bubs"....

....then he trotted up a gravel drive between cottages, and when I stopped to further examine him, pondering action, he back looked over his shoulder, again right at me with a  "Go ahead- feel free to think you're that clever, Bucko"-look, and disappeared around a cottage....

....he was definitely only a foot tall at the head, so no chance of him being an under-fed 3-foot tall  pooch....[/]

If you see him again and are able to catch him, I'll try to help find his home or find a home or rescue for him.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 30, 2010, 09:54:04 AM
Hey Zip, Are you going to list all the rides on the website this year?  Last year they were never posted.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on April 30, 2010, 02:09:35 PM
OS:
You would have to talk to one of the Park's trustees about content on their website. If you'd like to see all the rides listed then send them an email. However, it could be unwise to them to have to change and update things if one went down for repairs or if someone came expecting a particular ride to be operational, and it wasn't that day for some reason.

Just my thoughts on it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on April 30, 2010, 03:42:56 PM
Zip,
Thanks I'll do that.  It's just that every other amusement park has all their rides listed.  It's status quo for any amusements rides to go down for mechanical reasons from time to time but having the regular ones listed would be a plus it would be helpful for prospective park patrons.  As it looks right now, a new visitor would have no idea what rides are offered buy looking at the site.
Regardless, keep up the good work.  It looks great!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on April 30, 2010, 06:01:24 PM
If they kept their website updated daily we would know what is going on in the park on a daily basis. What rides are up and running and which ones are down for repairs. Doesn't take that much to keep patrons informed if they are interested in doing so.  ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on April 30, 2010, 10:33:52 PM
Quote
...we would know what is going on in the park on a daily basis
you mean like here?  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 01, 2010, 06:19:27 PM
"If they kept their website updated daily we would know what is going on in the park on a daily basis."
 
 
Kinda asking a lot of the webmaster though.... no Saturdays and Sundays off?
 :huh:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on May 01, 2010, 06:23:05 PM
Rides break down all the time.  Maintenance/Management is going to know if a particular ride will be down for the day or for an extended period of time.  Generally, you would not update the rides operational status on a daily basis (no park does that unless it is the signature attraction).  Having a listing of the rides/attractions is another thing.  CLP has to be the only amusement park that does not have a listing and I'm afraid that is probably hurting attendance.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on May 01, 2010, 11:26:13 PM
this one's for scooter!!!!

LOL!!! @Gore!!!!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 02, 2010, 11:14:50 PM
Be the first to sign up for the Park's new email list!
http://www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com)



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on May 09, 2010, 02:00:48 PM
I read in an article that the Beach Club is getting remodeled.  Does anyone know if this is happening yet? 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 09, 2010, 06:52:34 PM
I don't think they started the outside yet, but the restrooms have been redone...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 09, 2010, 10:08:53 PM
The buffet at the Hotel for Mother's Day was nice.  (However, my Mother's Day was not; MiL was in rare form, even managed to insult me without so much as blinking an eye. She is not trustworthy with her tongue and I am tired of insults). However, the buffet was good and lots of people there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on May 09, 2010, 10:32:45 PM
We were at the buffet today, too.  The room was decorated so nicely, and the food was really good.  Especially the dessert...extra yummy.  It was so nice to see the room full of people. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on May 10, 2010, 08:01:09 AM
...Ami, You are a wonderful person and an inspiration...keep on being you!  ;D
 
Did someone say buffet?!? That would get me in the park...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gore range on May 11, 2010, 01:46:18 PM
....it's interesting sittin' here atop Curry Hill pullin' up the Tribune web page to read the Meadville news-

....then realizing the lap top is sitting on top of today's Tribune here on the table ::)


....a 20th-century mind in a 21rst century reality.....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 11, 2010, 09:09:55 PM
The net is the way to go. I'd much rather read my screen than a paper. Easier to see, more compact, no inky fingers,
nice colors... and only a click away from "continued on page A-9" .


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on May 12, 2010, 12:05:38 AM
MiL was in rare form

Know what the definition of mixed emotions is?


watching your MiL drive off a cliff in your new Cadillac!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 12, 2010, 08:13:32 AM
LOL @ Puff!!

Zip, I don't like to touch newsprint, never have. So, I concur!! 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 12, 2010, 09:42:38 AM
Nice one puff, lol.

My MIL was very good to me.  RIP Helen.  But I have heard some doozies when it comes to MIL stories!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on May 12, 2010, 11:44:12 AM
sounds like we have a new topic here!!! lol!!! mine was a psycho!!! nice one day then crazy the next!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on May 12, 2010, 11:15:41 PM
I guess I was just lucky with the MiL/FiL. But I have a SiL from hell.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 13, 2010, 06:45:36 AM
I have two BiL's that I have never met. One of them is supposed to be in town in the next few months though. No MiL or FiL to contend with. I know my wife and mother have issues though. There seems to be special ways women "dig" each other that we just don't get. Of course we do have to get the dissertation  on it afterwards though. It's almost like listening to the analysts trying to disect what was in a presidential speech sometimes.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on May 13, 2010, 11:27:15 PM
sounds like we have a new topic here!!! lol!!! mine was a psycho!!! nice one day then crazy the next!!

what? didn't want to take her meds? just kiddin !


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 14, 2010, 09:13:11 AM
There seems to be special ways women "dig" each other that we just don't get. Of course we do have to get the dissertation  on it afterwards though. It's almost like listening to the analysts trying to disect what was in a presidential speech sometimes.


Oh NP... women don't play nice when they don't like each other.
Men will go "box it out" and be done with it. They may carry a grudge for a long time, but the "fight" is over.
Women can carry on a fight for years... and years....




Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on May 14, 2010, 02:04:05 PM
Does the Kaylee Belle take reservations?  My daughter is coming up with her new husband Memorial Day weekend and it would be a nice thing to do.  Let me know,
Thanks,
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on May 15, 2010, 12:05:56 AM
Quote from: Zipper
Women can carry on a fight for years... and years....
[/quote

but why Zip? any theory?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on May 15, 2010, 09:41:46 AM
Blurb on www.goerie.com (http://www.goerie.com) says work will begin next week on Blue Streak!  Bigger story coming Sunday, I guess.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 15, 2010, 10:25:16 AM
Quote from: Puffin

but why Zip? any theory?

Men fight with their fists. Bing, bang, boom, it's over with. The biggest or the toughest guy won.

Well, it used to be that way. Not so much anymore. Nowadays you'd get slapped with a lawsuit, or worse, the guys bring guns to the fistfight.

I can remember in high school there would be a fight occasionally at the "flag pole". The guys woud go there and box it out and be done with it.

Women were taught to be "ladies" so they resorted to verbal bashing and cerebral stratagem to hurt each other. That can go on, and on, and on.







Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on May 15, 2010, 10:34:03 AM
The Kaylee Belle will accomodate all requests and reservations. Call Capt. John at 814-439-0066.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 16, 2010, 08:07:43 AM
Blurb on [url=http://www.goerie.com]www.goerie.com[/url] ([url]http://www.goerie.com/[/url]) says work will begin next week on Blue Streak!  Bigger story coming Sunday, I guess.

 
yes, this Sundays Erie Times says work to begin this week, and hope to have it open by July 4th !!!!!.......
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
but.........
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
they also will be charging a 3.00 admission fee to the park.... :(
you will get a 3.00 voucher good for food or a ride pass, but last time that was tried, it was so cumbersome and confusing....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 16, 2010, 01:24:38 PM
Yes, they did say July 4th, but I would bet that it
won't be this July 4th, as they have only raised
$8,000 of the $125,000 needed.  That means in
44 days, they need to average $2660.00 every
day until July 4th to be able to pay what they
believe is the figure to fix it.  And, that amount
is just dedicated money to the Blue Streak, not
counting in any other bills.
 
I know, the first thing alot of people are thinking
right now is that I am being negative about this,
but in my business mind, I wish it was the other
way around--that they only needed $8,000 more
to raise.  If you look at it that the park will only
be open approx. 30 operating and generating
income, my calculations become even higher.
The Wizards generating money will help tremend-
ously, and I applaud the person who put this
together, but can it at least provide half of the
$117,000.00?  I sincerely do not know what
they anticipate profiting from that event.
 
As far as the $3.00 option, at least people going
there should expect to spend at least $3.00 on
something, so actually this idea, IMO, will tick
people off, just because something always does.
If they can't spend $3.00 on each person to go
in there and get it all returned in a different
manner, they should not go. 
 
I think that for the first time in years, we are
finally seeing progress, and the Board has come
up with ways to at least try every option known
to man to get people in there.  I am stunned on
hearing that the Holiday of Lights had a poor
turn-out, it was absolutely stunning to me.
 
Within the three factions of operations, the one
who will either make the park or be the final end
of it falls in the Lisko hands.  I bet they didn't
make money last year either, and if they have
another bad season, it could dramatically change
the park history. 
   
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: muphere on May 17, 2010, 07:31:05 AM
Does anyone know if the park has anything planned for Memorial Day weekend.  (car cruise, entertainment?)  There is nothing on the website.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: weekendwarrior33 on May 17, 2010, 11:50:01 AM
Does anyone know if the park has anything planned for Memorial Day weekend.  (car cruise, entertainment?)  There is nothing on the website.

 
This is what's on the park and beachclub website as of today.  Car cruise every Friday.  The Hern Brothers Saturaday 5/29
 
http://www.conneautlakepark.com/NewFiles/BeachClubDinerCruise5-10-10.jpg (http://www.conneautlakepark.com/NewFiles/BeachClubDinerCruise5-10-10.jpg)
 
http://clpbeachclub.com/events_schedule.html (http://clpbeachclub.com/events_schedule.html)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on May 18, 2010, 06:21:34 AM
One ride on Ravine Flyer 2 at Waldameer costs $5.00. You can't apply the $5.00 to anything after you ride.  The park has to find money anyway it can or go out of business. How on earth can you fix up the park, especially in the shape it's in and the debt it has, without decent cash flow?  I was at CLP over the weekend and it's going to take a lot of work to be ready for Memorial Day.  Maybe in the future, the $3.00 charge can be dropped, but for now people have to support the Park anyway they can if CLP is to survive.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 18, 2010, 07:30:27 AM
Can CLP give folks what they want? If so - is it affordable to consumers? If so - is it feasible for the Park?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 18, 2010, 11:43:33 AM
Can CLP give folks what they want? If so - is it affordable to consumers? If so - is it feasible for the Park?

What exactly do they want?

Aside from the burnout area, the Park is still beautiful and peaceful, and while it will always be small compared to Waldameer, its a great place to visit in the summer and spend an afternoon. Eventually they'll get the Blue Streak up and running, and maybe some more rides, but I think people's expectations of grandeur are ruining what's available now.

For me the best part of the park is the boardwalk and the free act lawn, and the view of the lake and the boaters out there having fun.

If you accept what she is, and be willing to help her become more ....but don't be sad that she isn't all she used to be. She's just different.... been through some tough times.... she's been raped over and over again, pillaged, used like a whore in bondage being pimped out for every dollar she could produce to line someones pockets, with little given back to her to survive. Parts of her have been sold off, burnt up, neglected, destroyed, she's been abused, uncared for, and went unloved for many, many years.

Vultures have been salivating over her... waiting for the precise moment of near death to swoop in and take all that's left of her to offer.. her beautiful land, her body, the last drop of her soul. Supporting her now when she is trying so hard to get back her strength is the best we can do for her.

It's tough for her to produce right now, though she wants to. So much has been taken from her. It's time to give her back some love ....without expectations.

And when she regains her vitality and we give her back some of life that was taken from her, then our children and grandchildren will have a place to call their own, and in our old age we can still go sit on the boardwalk and watch the boaters, and enjoy her captivating beauty.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 18, 2010, 12:14:06 PM
That was very metaphorical! I hope that whatever business plan that exists for the park is well thought out and then executed. Thing is - even the best made plans are subject to human nature and its whims.

CLP seems to represent youthful memories to many folks - a place to call home when perhaps "home" isn't around (much) anymore. That's a fine thing - even one of the finer things when you consider it . . . but is that desire enough to keep it afloat?

My hometown is not faring well. (It's turned even more sour than it used to be.) However - the Amusement Park in the area is. It's because it maintains an element of nostalgia while offering the excitement people want from an amusement park. I don't necessarily want to go to a place that remains unchanged (cemetaries fill that demand - don't they?) However, a nice reminder is cool once in a while. When I go back to Knoebels I wanna ride the Carousel (and let my little ones ride on it too) . . . and then get my ass kicked by their newest coaster or thrill ride.

I hope this isn't too little, too late for CLP - but I have to wonder where exactly it's going to "go" - because if it wants to stay . . . it can't stay the same.

It just can't.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 18, 2010, 03:37:28 PM
Today had alot of good input that spells out exactly that it is what it is.  I agree with Zip
that people our age enjoy probably the most
beautiful part of CLP, sitting on the Free Act
Lawn, watching the lake and the boaters.
 
This is one way to look at it: Thirty years ago
it exuded energy, beauty, and provided alot of
fun.  If you compare the park to a person, thirty
years later, they probably don't exude as much
energy, beauty, and fun that they did 30 years
earlier, so why should be park. 
 
Yes, the park has been "pimped out" by some,
but it also is slowly getting a facelift of sorts,
without much money to work with.  Teenagers
are not into now what we really enjoyed as
teenagers.  I think the age groups to cater to
are the grandparents with their grandchildren,
and young parents with young children. 
 
Getting the $3.00 back in purchasing something
is a brilliant idea to me.  Having the Hern Bros.
on Memorial Day is also brilliant, they are a big
part of Conneaut Lake history.  Each step that
they are all taking is starting to take shape in
the right direction (except the monitoring of
serving under-age at the Down Under).  That is
a tough problem for all bar owners, no matter
how much everyone tries. 
 
Things are looking better now than they have for
the past few years, and isn't that what our goal
was to begin with? 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 18, 2010, 09:42:45 PM
Got a business? Advertise it on the Park's website for this season! Check out the number of hits the Park's website has received since last year, which have just been posted on the Park's advertising page.
 
http://www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com)
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on May 19, 2010, 06:15:51 AM
ZIP, Your metaphore of the Park was very moving to me, and I suspect many others felt the same.  Your comments should be put in the Tribune and also posted in the Park office to remind all of us that it is the right thing to move forward, with positive thoughts and actions, to give OUR loved Park the best chance to survive and prosper.  This Memorial weekend, as I did last year, I'm giving up going to the beautiful Rehoboth - Dewey Beach areas of Delaware (where the weather is usually much better than the Meadville - Conneaut Lake area!  ;D ) and will be staying at the Hotel, to help support the Park.  Others from out of your area will be doing the same as was noted in the Tribune write up about our last Volunteer weekend.  We all know that the "locals" also need to come out in large numbers to give the Park the best chance to continue AS A PARK.  I hope to see many of you there, and as always, come up to me, introduce yourselves, (I have a terrible time remembering names until I get to know the person!  :( ) and let's have fun supporting a Park so dear to us.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 19, 2010, 07:25:30 AM
I agree Life, it can't stay the same. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 19, 2010, 07:41:32 AM
Brilliant, Zip!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 19, 2010, 07:16:05 PM
ZIP, Your metaphore of the Park was very moving to me, and I suspect many others felt the same.  Your comments should be put in the Tribune and also posted in the Park office to remind all of us that it is the right thing to move forward, with positive thoughts and actions, to give OUR loved Park the best chance to survive and prosper.  This Memorial weekend, as I did last year, I'm giving up going to the beautiful Rehoboth - Dewey Beach areas of Delaware (where the weather is usually much better than the Meadville - Conneaut Lake area!  ;D ) and will be staying at the Hotel, to help support the Park.  Others from out of your area will be doing the same as was noted in the Tribune write up about our last Volunteer weekend.  We all know that the "locals" also need to come out in large numbers to give the Park the best chance to continue AS A PARK.  I hope to see many of you there, and as always, come up to me, introduce yourselves, (I have a terrible time remembering names until I get to know the person!  :( ) and let's have fun supporting a Park so dear to us.

Hi IC, I sure do miss seeing you when you come up.  My Linesville Alumni Banquet is that nite, and
I am going to try to round up a big crowd to come
over for the Hern Bros.  So far, there are 171
reservations, and close to 50 from the 50-year
graduates.  I am really impressed with that.
 
This might be a good time to announce some good
news for people that enjoyed the Pit & Pub food:
There is a new restaurant opening in the Linesville
outskirts, and it will be called RIBZ.  It will feature
alot of the same food that was enjoyed in a closed Conneaut Lake Restaurant.  The whole
inside is being stripped out of the booths, and
will be an up-scale Seak and Rib house, featuring
that famous garlic toast and homemade dressings.
I am going to be the manager for the owner, and
also do catering outside of the restaurant.  Not sure of the opening date yet, but at least you can come over when you are in the area to say hi.  It will only seat about 50 people, but the
overhead and building problems won't be there
to deal with. The owner already installed a parking
lot for the handicapped, which they can wheel
right into a brand new handicapped bathroom.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 19, 2010, 09:49:54 PM
The WIZARDS vs. TEACHERS game was a lot of fun!! The Wizards were hilarious and had lots of good audience participation.  Anakin even scored without hurting himself!!  Hope the park was successful financially.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on May 19, 2010, 10:11:59 PM
My daughter and son-in-law are coming on the 28th - called Captain John and left a voice mail to reserve the Kaylee Bell for four adults on the 29th.  Thinking about 2 or 3 p.m.  he will call me back to confirm.  If anyone is around at that time please come and say hello and meet my son-in-law.  I am so thrilled to be a mother-in-law - hope I can do it proud - be as good of a mother-in-law as mine was. 
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on May 19, 2010, 11:08:49 PM
WANDA, We will probably run into each other at the Park.  I will be at the Beach Club each night, and at the Down Under at times if the weather is nice.   Of course I will also be on the beach "catching the rays" if the sun and temperature cooperates!  I am a "suntan freak" you know!  Got to keep those Vitamin D reserves high!   ;D   JIMMY t,  How do the Hotel hedges look?  Should I bring up my hedge hog, blower, etc., to trim them up?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 20, 2010, 06:27:28 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ToddKincaid99@hotmail.com (ToddKincaid99@hotmail.com)
Kincaid Promotions
440-223-7409


CLP: Beach Volleyball Tournament
2nd Annual Memorial Weekend Beach Volleyball Tournament Scheduled to Help Improve Tourism to the Park




WHAT: Beach Volleyball Tournament
WHEN: Sunday, May 30, 2010
WHERE: Conneaut Lake Park Beach
TIME: 12PM to 6PM
COST: $25 per team
CONTACT: 440-223-7409


Conneaut Lake, PA - May 19, 2010 - 2nd Annual Memorial Weekend Beach Volleyball Tournament scheduled to help improve tourism to the park. The tournament, presented by Kincaid Promotions, in association with the Beach Club, is set for Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 12PM. Rain or shine.

All ages and abilities are welcome to enter this recreational, family orientated, beach volleyball tournament. Coed teams of 4, will compete in 2 divisions (backyard and intermediate), with a 3 game guarantee. Trophies will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams.

A 16 team limit is set and pre-registration is strongly recommended. The last tournament, drew a turn-away crowd, of over 72 players from 4 different states.

There is a $25 per team registration fee to pay for championship trophies, prizes, and other supplies necessary to run the tournament.

For questions or more info call Kincaid Promotions at 440-223-7409


This is your opportunity to help bring CLP back, so come out and enjoy the day at the beach, play some volleyball, have some of those famous park fries, and maybe something to drink at the down under.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: GROK on May 20, 2010, 10:21:22 AM
I hope the weather is nice on Saturday of Memorial Day weekend as I plan to visit the park with my wife and 2.5 y.o. as well as my older children (21, 18, 15). Are the Hern Brothers playing a specific place there? Is there a cover charge? I had them play at my 40th birthday party and they were Great! I would like to see them again but would not subject my youngest one to the high decibels if it is an indoor affair.
   I also intend to visit the spillway in Linesville as my children would all enjoy that as I did when I was their age. Do they still have the no bread-throwing restriction there?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 20, 2010, 11:30:06 AM
No bread restriction at the spillway.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on May 20, 2010, 12:21:52 PM
Quote
....2.5 y.o. as well as my older children (21, 18, 15).

That's quite a spread there GROK. Any energy left at the end of the day?  ;D  water brother indeed....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on May 20, 2010, 01:50:03 PM
Haven't heard back from Captain John - tell him not to forget me.
Thanks,
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on May 20, 2010, 01:58:10 PM
Janet,
  As I said on the phone, just stop by, we will accomodate you! We leave every hour from 12-7. See you then!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: GROK on May 20, 2010, 02:22:31 PM
Quote
....2.5 y.o. as well as my older children (21, 18, 15).

That's quite a spread there GROK. Any energy left at the end of the day?  ;D  water brother indeed....

If our lives are but footsteps in the sands of time then our children and their descendants make our lives footsteps in concrete, never to be washed away by the ocean of eternity.

I lead a very full life but my joie de vivre empowers me with enough energy to tackle virtually anything


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 20, 2010, 05:34:26 PM
Grok, you can still feed the fish bread that you can still buy at the same pace on the curve south of the bowl.   ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 20, 2010, 06:52:22 PM
ZIP, Your metaphore of the Park was very moving to me, and I suspect many others felt the same.  Your comments should be put in the Tribune and also posted in the Park office to remind all of us that it is the right thing to move forward, with positive thoughts and actions, to give OUR loved Park the best chance to survive and prosper.  This Memorial weekend, as I did last year, I'm giving up going to the beautiful Rehoboth - Dewey Beach areas of Delaware (where the weather is usually much better than the Meadville - Conneaut Lake area!  ;D ) and will be staying at the Hotel, to help support the Park.  Others from out of your area will be doing the same as was noted in the Tribune write up about our last Volunteer weekend.  We all know that the "locals" also need to come out in large numbers to give the Park the best chance to continue AS A PARK.  I hope to see many of you there, and as always, come up to me, introduce yourselves, (I have a terrible time remembering names until I get to know the person!  :( ) and let's have fun supporting a Park so dear to us.


I really enjoy the Park when I have a free day and can get to it. I guess I want people to enjoy what's there now, even if it's not what they remember when she was vital and strong. She needs time... and TLC... and support, and a bunch of people who really care, which I believe she has now.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 20, 2010, 06:53:38 PM
No word on the basket ball game last night?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 20, 2010, 08:44:40 PM
Zip I posted earlier about the game. It was great fun, the Wizards are a hoot. The gym was about 3/4 full (holds 1200 according to the AC website) and a good time was had by one and all. I am curious if someone can post the income for the Blue Streak.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 20, 2010, 11:01:30 PM
Ami, did you go to the Gospel concert last Friday night up at your church(?) ?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 20, 2010, 11:07:18 PM
Quote
She needs time... and TLC... and support, and a bunch of people who really care, which I believe she has now.

She needs somebody with investment capital, a vested interest in the Park's success and the vision and drive to pull it off.

I'm glad I live in a community where folks care for their heirlooms. It speaks to the character of the folks who are in the area. (Local or seasonal local.) I applaud everyone's efforts in keeping a thing they love alive for as long as they have. The next step needs to be taken though. To borrow an analogy - she needs more than life support - she needs a serious organ donation . . . .


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on May 21, 2010, 06:01:27 PM
Zip I posted earlier about the game. It was great fun, the Wizards are a hoot. The gym was about 3/4 full (holds 1200 according to the AC website) and a good time was had by one and all. I am curious if someone can post the income for the Blue Streak.

I don't have the income numbers, but the gym actually seats 960...we calculated 574 tickets sold.  Had it rained to postpone some baseball/softball games, that would have helped  :-)  But, I'm glad you enjoyed it, I've had nothing but positive feedback on the night.  And, the Wizards visited 11 schools between Monday and Wednesday, so all those kids got a special treat because of the teachers from their schools that played.  Good stuff!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 21, 2010, 08:17:51 PM
Ami, did you go to the Gospel concert last Friday night up at your church(?) ?

No... didn't even know it was happening?!?!  LOL  HM hibernates sometimes...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 22, 2010, 12:07:46 AM
Ami, did you go to the Gospel concert last Friday night up at your church(?) ?

No... didn't even know it was happening?!?!  LOL  HM hibernates sometimes...

 
Legacy Five. What a group. Put on about a 2 hr.,30 min. show. Unbelievable keyboard player. It was a free concert.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 22, 2010, 09:22:24 AM
Zip I posted earlier about the game. It was great fun, the Wizards are a hoot. The gym was about 3/4 full (holds 1200 according to the AC website) and a good time was had by one and all. I am curious if someone can post the income for the Blue Streak.

I don't have the income numbers, but the gym actually seats 960...we calculated 574 tickets sold.  Had it rained to postpone some baseball/softball games, that would have helped  :-)  But, I'm glad you enjoyed it, I've had nothing but positive feedback on the night.  And, the Wizards visited 11 schools between Monday and Wednesday, so all those kids got a special treat because of the teachers from their schools that played.  Good stuff!

Great job on this.  I am sure it should help to at
least get some of the materials paid for.  Thanks
for doing that for the park.  Wanda


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 22, 2010, 09:39:41 AM
I came here last night to catch up on how CLP is doing and went to bed with visions of steak and garlic toast dancing in my head.  Way to go Wanda!!
 
I don't mind paying $3 to get into the park (or $12 for the 4 of us) - it's nice even that you can use it as a credit toward purchases in the park.  I'm just confused as to how that is gonna work.  My understanding of the reasons why admission failed in the past, and there was all the fence issues, was because there are so many ways to get into the park.  We typically park across the road and come in through the main gate and from that entry path it's clear how it'll work but for all the side streets and what not I'm just confused.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 23, 2010, 12:25:07 PM
PK Ohio brought up a good point on how the $3.00 will work.  If each person pays $3.00 to
get admittance, does that $3.00 get refunded
in drink or food the nite of the 29th at the Beach
Club?  I really want to push this the nite of our
Alumni banquet in Linesville on the 29th, as we
now have 204 attending (the largest crowd ever)
and I don't want to put out wrong information.
 
If the Sutterlin group could answer this on the
forum, it would be a tremendous help.  Is is going
to be free parking on the holidays also, or are
people going to pay to park (how much), and then
also pay $3.00 to get into the park, and then a
door charge at the Beach Club? 
 
If anyone has not read the previous posts, my new location is not in the Park, it is at the corner
of Rt. 6 and Harmonsburg Road, across from where the old Al's Melons used to be in Linesville.
 
The man that owns the building is completely
remodeling it to what I want it to look like, and
the rent is certainly much, much less than the 10% of income that the Trustees want.  I won't
be open for Memorial Day weekend, but shortly
after, so I don't want to mislead anyone that I
am going to be located in the park at all.  I tried
last year, but was rejected.  (no surprise, I really
didn't expect them to agree to letting me do
business in there.)  After all, why would they want to have grilled steak, ribs, prime rib, and
salad & garlic toast as one of the options to draw
customers in, and then receive 10% of my income. (sorry about the sarcasm).
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on May 23, 2010, 01:34:29 PM
Does anyone have any extra flowers?  Help make our park look nice by planting some in the many pots throughout the park. 
Just stop by the personnel office across from Kiddieland to check in, and add a little floral beauty for the summer.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 23, 2010, 03:03:02 PM
work has begun on the Blue Streak, rumor has it it wont be ready by July 4th, more like the middle of July, but maybe they can get a break in the weather and get ahead of schedule...looks like the plan on running the silver (NAD) set of cars, rather than the originals...
 
Lisa, I'll be over there this week to clean up around the bricks...I'll try to bring some flowers to plant...
 
Doc, I'll check the hedges out and let you know....
 
 
Zip....you doing the CLP website? I noticed there is no mention of the admission fee? Is this by design, or have they decided not to implement it at this time?
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 23, 2010, 03:24:26 PM
PK Ohio brought up a good point on how the $3.00 will work.  If each person pays $3.00 to
get admittance, does that $3.00 get refunded
in drink or food the nite of the 29th at the Beach
Club?  I really want to push this the nite of our
Alumni banquet in Linesville on the 29th, as we
now have 204 attending (the largest crowd ever)
and I don't want to put out wrong information.
 
If the Sutterlin group could answer this on the
forum, it would be a tremendous help.  Is is going
to be free parking on the holidays also, or are
people going to pay to park (how much), and then
also pay $3.00 to get into the park, and then a
door charge at the Beach Club? 
 
If anyone has not read the previous posts, my new location is not in the Park, it is at the corner
of Rt. 6 and Harmonsburg Road, across from where the old Al's Melons used to be in Linesville.
 
The man that owns the building is completely
remodeling it to what I want it to look like, and
the rent is certainly much, much less than the 10% of income that the Trustees want.  I won't
be open for Memorial Day weekend, but shortly
after, so I don't want to mislead anyone that I
am going to be located in the park at all.  I tried
last year, but was rejected.  (no surprise, I really
didn't expect them to agree to letting me do
business in there.)  After all, why would they want to have grilled steak, ribs, prime rib, and
salad & garlic toast as one of the options to draw
customers in, and then receive 10% of my income. (sorry about the sarcasm).

 
 
They just can't seem to see the forrest for the trees Wanda. It must be horrible to be that handicapped and try to run the park at the same time. I haven't heard if their will be any cars invited this year for MD weekend! ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 23, 2010, 07:12:02 PM
Lock, I think it's on the Park website about cruise-ins every Friday night....one of the other Park related blogs stated some folks are bringing their cars over from Cleveland....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 23, 2010, 07:30:04 PM
Zip, I see now the website states the Park will open June 17th...maybe I missed it before.....I wonder if the Trustees would consider some sort of season pass for admission only? I'd almost rather pay for that and not worry about reimbursement than go thru that 3.00 thing every time...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on May 23, 2010, 08:10:56 PM
Jimmy, where do you see the June 17th opening date?????


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 23, 2010, 08:15:42 PM
I panicked too because I think we're coming over next Sunday - it's here:
 
http://www.conneautlakepark.com/hours.html (http://www.conneautlakepark.com/hours.html)
 
They're open for Memorial Day weekend then regular hours start the 17th of June


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 23, 2010, 08:38:35 PM
Jimmy, where do you see the June 17th opening date? ??? ?

Sorry for the confusion....I meant the regular daily schedule...of course it's open Memorial Day weekend...looks like a full schedule of events....unless I missed it before, that 6/17 date wasn't there, and I was confused if the park would be open for the season after Memorial Day or not...looks like they are following a similar schedule as last year, sorry if I confused anyone....the Park IS open next weekend....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 23, 2010, 08:48:48 PM
Lock, I think it's on the Park website about cruise-ins every Friday night....one of the other Park related blogs stated some folks are bringing their cars over from Cleveland....

 
But are we going to have the lawn Memorial Day weekend?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 23, 2010, 10:11:21 PM
Jimmy, where do you see the June 17th opening date? ??? ?
Hopefully, that means open on weekends
until June 17th, then open seven days a week
after that.  That June 17th date gives them less
than three months to pay bills for 12 months?
The only thing I can think of is maybe they are
planning on getting some kind of supplemental
support from a grant, etc.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 23, 2010, 10:19:09 PM
The way I read it, the park opens Memorial Day Weekend, and every Friday and Saturday and Sunday thereafter until closing. Starting June 17 it will also be open on Thursdays.

Any future changes in the schedule will likely be posted when they occur.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 23, 2010, 10:24:44 PM
Zip, I see now the website states the Park will open June 17th...maybe I missed it before.....I wonder if the Trustees would consider some sort of season pass for admission only? I'd almost rather pay for that and not worry about reimbursement than go thru that 3.00 thing every time...

I don't know anything about the $3.00 fee.
But the June 17th thing has been there for some time. It applies to only Thursdays. The above states that the Park opens on Memorial Day weekend. It did read that regular hours on Thursdays, starting June 17th, the hours were 4:00 - 9:00 pm, but the other days had regular hours also. It's a little more clear now... :)  Tough to make sense of that without confusing everyone a bit.

 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Sno Cone Breath on May 24, 2010, 04:35:56 AM
I just want to say that I personally cannot believe how expensive Season Passes are this year!  Other parks in the region charge less for a LOT more!  Let's compare...

  • Conneaut Lake Park - $92.00 Adult, $46.00 Child (not sure how old one is before he/she is considered adult)(includes  2 roller coasters, 26 total rides, 0 shows - 77 operating days)
  • Kennywood Park - $89.99 (includes  7 roller coasters, 47 total rides, 4 daily shows - 111 operating days)
  • Cedar Point - $112.00 for guests 48 inches or taller, $ 72.00 for guests under 48 inches tall (includes  17 roller coasters, 75 total rides, 10 daily shows - 137 operating days)
  • Idlewild Park - $59.99 (includes  2 roller coasters, 40 total rides, 5 daily shows - 90 operating days)
  • Kings Island - $84.99 (includes  15 roller coasters, 49 total rides, 8 daily shows - 139 operating days)
  • Waldameer Park - does not offer a season pass (but I included it because it's right up the road) (includes  4 roller coasters, 40 total rides, 2 daily shows - 94 operating days)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 24, 2010, 05:35:37 AM
Jimmy, where do you see the June 17th opening date? ??? ?
Hopefully, that means open on weekends
until June 17th, then open seven days a week
after that.  That June 17th date gives them less
than three months to pay bills for 12 months?
The only thing I can think of is maybe they are
planning on getting some kind of supplemental
support from a grant, etc.

not seven days a week....hasn't been that way for years now....Thursday/Friday/Saturday/Sunday....I thought I understood the 6/17 thing until I read Zips post....so they'll be open Fri/Sat/Sun on 6/5 and 6/12 weekends? and how bout the water park...is it going to be closed all season this year?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 24, 2010, 07:24:53 AM
http://www.waldameer.com/plan_admission.asp (http://www.waldameer.com/plan_admission.asp)

A season pass for an adult at Waldameer is $59.95.  No shit.  For a child under 48 inches = $44.95.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 24, 2010, 07:30:26 AM
This is the first year ever that Waldameer is offering season passes by the way.  Since we frequent Erie, I am snagging this deal. 

And they don't have an admission fee of any kind.  Anyone can walk in and stroll.....bring a cooler and enjoy a picnic and people watch or grab an ice cream cone.  The $3 fee CLP is charging is just stupid.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 24, 2010, 08:38:45 AM
Mmmm - that's not good.

People want value for their dollar. I realize the folks there have been dealt a bad hand - but sometimes no matter how skillful a player ya are - a bad hand is a bad hand.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 24, 2010, 09:09:15 AM
 
I panicked too because I think we're coming over next Sunday - it's here:
 
[url=http://www.conneautlakepark.com/hours.html]http://www.conneautlakepark.com/hours.html ([url]http://www.conneautlakepark.com/hours.html[/url])[/url]
 
They're open for Memorial Day weekend then regular hours start the 17th of June

 
I think it would be very helpful to the
park have all businesses post theses
hours somewhere in their business
windows for the tourists that don't
know that it won't be open till the 17th.
 
Also, thanks to (Ithink CLW) for posting
what the other parks charge.  That way,
if people start complaining it is too high,
having it in print may help settle them
down.  You are right, people want the
most bang for their buck, but honestly,
as much as I am against any entrance
charge, the park really does need that
income.  It is almost a no-win situation.
 
From what I have been told, the Beach
Club occupancy permit is now way up
there again for this year.  I am not sure
that my group will go inside, maybe just
sit on the boardwalk and enjoy the
music from outside.  I have not seen the
permit, just heard from alot of people
that the permit states big numbers of
people, and I would be a nervous wreck
being in there if that number was met.
The Hern Bros. has the ability to bring
that many people in, they are great.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 24, 2010, 09:23:01 AM
P&P, I did not post the prices but the point of that post was to show that CLP is plum out of it's mind charging $92 for a season pass when bigger parks not so far away with more rides and more operating days are charging LESS.   I, myself, am buying Waldameer passes.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on May 24, 2010, 10:23:47 AM
I agree, CLP is out of their mind thinking they can charge $92.00. People in this area can't afford it and out of towners have more options. I would think they would keep it at around $50.00 to draw in everyone and they would still make money on the deal.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on May 24, 2010, 10:42:20 AM
$92 for a years pass?  :rofl:  ...You have got to be kiddin me..


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 24, 2010, 10:44:33 AM
Agreed.  I used to buy season passes at CLP.  I can only remember the last two times I bought them.....one year it was 39.95 and one was 45 or 49.95.  And that was when it up and fully operational with  the water park.  And no stupid entrance fee and no parking fee.  They have lost their minds.  I am not going to buy a pass to that place just because I live here and feel some responsibility to help keep it going.  Not my job.  My job is to watch out for my family and my bank account.  It is their job to make good business decisions and operate the place correctly.  All this crap about how we should all buck up and go there and spend money because it is some sort of historical place is bull.  Make it worth my time and money and I will show up.  An adult ride pass is $19.95?  No water park?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 24, 2010, 11:01:23 AM
Pretty much says it all CLW.

I have no obligation to it as an entity. If I had grown up 'round these parts - story might be different . . . but again - that's a personal choice. I applaud the efforts of volunteers and donators and folks who spend time helping her along - but the bottom line is:

If it ain't a fun place for me and my kids to go at a reasonable price - I ain't goin'.

That's not cold nor is it heartless - it's just a fact.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on May 24, 2010, 11:52:27 AM
Well said Life. And the way it stands, the kids  are just not into CLP. They. go to the dance on Sat night but are not into those rides. I have lived here all my life and occasionaly like to go up on a Sunday afternoon to hear the music and have a few cold ones on the free act lawn and boardwalk. They need to bring rides that will attract the younger generation. I will not buy a season pass.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 24, 2010, 12:50:48 PM
Dorney Park - Wow! Back in the day! Ever been to Ghostown in the Glen? (I grew up in Eastern PA - coal crackin' country.)

There's all kind of parks that were in Eastern Pa that have since folded. I posted a site on the old Tribune thread about it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 24, 2010, 03:06:43 PM
Agreed.  At those prices, we won't going. do you have to pay to get in to go to the hotel?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 24, 2010, 05:05:26 PM
Just an FYI....

Last years' season passes for Adults were $92.40.

Children under 46 inches $46.20


(total cost includng tax)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 24, 2010, 05:14:33 PM
I think they included the cost of the tax this year instead of breaking it down like last year, and telling everyone how much went to state tax and Summit amusement taxes.
 
You guys amaze me sometimes... you'd nit-pick a gnat to death.
 
Maybe I should do the website in crayons?
 
BTW.. I don't have anything to do with the decision making processes. I just web-scribe.
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on May 24, 2010, 05:32:55 PM
Read on the Website that Splash City and the Train are open!  Why'd they open before the rest of the park?
http://www.conneautlakepark.com/rides.html (http://www.conneautlakepark.com/rides.html)
"Splash City water park is now open for the remainder of the season. The Bessemer and Lake Erie Train are also now in operation!"


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 24, 2010, 05:38:00 PM
Sno Cone - that'd be the one! I went there when it was Ghist Town in the Glen. It was Jack Palance Day (he being from the area.) That was indeed back in the day. That site is very interesting. Full of old places I remember as a kid.

Knoebels is still the yardstick I measure my amusement parks by. I spent many many many days there as a kid. My grandparents were friends with the owners and my grandparents had a summer home about 5 miles away. Couldn't ask for more as a kid.
 
I remember going to Rolling Green too.
 
http://defunctparks.com/parks/PA/rollinggreen/rollinggreen.htm (http://defunctparks.com/parks/PA/rollinggreen/rollinggreen.htm)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 24, 2010, 05:38:50 PM
.... and in case any of you are wondering how to respond to that...


a simple..... "nice job" will do.


 :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 24, 2010, 06:46:37 PM
.... and in case any of you are wondering how to respond to that...


a simple..... "nice job" will do.


 :)


You do a very nice excellent stellar job on that website.  I like how you fixed the schedule so it's clear now that the only applicability that the 17th of June note has is related to Thursdays.  I'm not sure if that's what you meant to apply the "nice job" comment but I was overdue in saying that to you.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 24, 2010, 06:49:57 PM
I didn't see anyone pick on the website work?  It does look nice and easy to navigate.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 24, 2010, 07:41:06 PM
$92 for a years pass?  :rofl:  ...You have got to be kiddin me..

I still can't help but remembering the year the Park had a FREE RIDE nite.  The park was so packed that you couldn't move around, but
everyone loved it. 
 
If you remember, this time last year when they
announced the $5.00 parking charge, we all
begged them to reconsider that line of thinking.
 
The tokens didn't work for Harris, and Deshner,
and the $5.00 obviously proved to be wrong. 
I am a true believer that if they only charged
$1.00 per person entrance fee, they would see
alot more people many more times.  I will be the
first person to take a guess of how many $92.00
passes they will sell--my guess is less than ten
for the whole summer.  Any takers out there?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 24, 2010, 08:50:34 PM
the website looks great, sorry if I offended you about the opening date, it was just a little unclear to me when they opened again after Memorial Day....just like it's still not clear to me about the water park, but it could just be me...I'm not the sharpest tool in the shed....
 
Doc, hedges do need done...if I get a chance, I'll try to help you Friday eve, if thats when you planned on doing it...
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 24, 2010, 09:59:17 PM
I think the website looks GREAT!! I didn't realize you were the webmistress, ZIP! KUDOS.

The Park should get Tammy Pescatelli to do a fundraiser show... her humor is clean and she is, truly, very funny.  My two cents...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 25, 2010, 01:40:39 AM
Yawn.... past my bedtime.

Awww shucks.. all those nice compliments on the website!
Thanks. 
 
I know your comments about the prices weren't meant to be cruel, but really, they are LOWER than they were last year. Not by much, but this year they included the tax in the price rather than breaking it down and explaining it like last year's website was listed.
 
And yes, I am the web person. Have been since before the last season. I was very happy to launch the new look, and it was fun to hear all the comments.
 
In fact, I was amazed how well the website does. We are currently at 189,381 hits as of right this minute, with 888 hits yesterday alone. This is a wonderful venue to advertise your business, and it helps the park generate income at the same time. Last year in the peak season we had 8733 hits in one week alone. People care about the Park, and go to the website to see what's going on, so it is important to keep it current.
 
I was asked not to mention that I designed the website in the beginning, so I didn't. It's because I take direction from only one or two people, and you could ask a million times for me to add a page, or do this or that, but it has to come from the Trustees. I don't mind if someone finds a typo, or if something is not clear or can be misinterpreted. Of course the website needs to be friendly to all users.
 
I have nothing to do with making any decisions about the Park.
 
What I do is put up the information that is asked of me, and I put my artistic flair into it... I design all the content, the artwork, the advertisements and animations you see.... in otherwords, when the Kaylee Belle is doing a tour across your screen, I animated that. I designed the ads for the Visitor's Center, the Ambulance Service, the Hotel and Beach Club; everything you see on the website. And it takes a great deal of time, just like any other website with a lot of graphic work.
 
Sometimes the information is not available... and so it is not put on the website. For example, I have no idea ~if ~or when ~the water park will open this year. When I am asked to put it on the website, I will do so. Until then, I don't know. And I don't ask. I think the Trustees have so much going on, when they are ready they'll let me know.
 
So... I am glad to know you are all watching for updates... BECAUSE>>> we updated tonight. There's a brand new page with a calendar of events that will be updated continually as new events are booked and listed for public view. Go to the website and follow the links!
 
Some of the other websites I've done:
 
www.pymatuningcottages.com (http://www.pymatuningcottages.com/)  (I had fun making the frog)
 
www.jakesblues.net (http://www.jakesblues.net/) (This is my main gig, I'm Jake's Promotions Director)
 
www.dirtydoglive.com (http://www.dirtydoglive.com/) (Local Entertainment, band bookings, event planning, posters, and more)
 
www.ccdaec.org (http://www.ccdaec.org/)  (Crawford County Drug and Alcohol)

www.homewoodoak.com (http://www.homewoodoak.com/)  (Heirloom quality furniture and furnishings. Beautiful!)
 
 
...and I just launched a new one tonight for a business, but it still needs a few tweaks before it's ready to be seen.... and I'm mentally exhausted.
 
 
 
Hey Gore, I am so glad to know you didn't lose the Tig!
Whew!
 
OK. I'm off to bed.
 :)
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on May 25, 2010, 04:52:24 AM
ZIP...really an excellent job on the CLP website.  I've been waiting for the Blue Streak Coaster car to move off of $8,000, however.  I also enjoy riding the Blue Streak Coaster every time I get on the website!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 25, 2010, 06:05:10 AM
I think the website looks GREAT!! I didn't realize you were the webmistress, ZIP! KUDOS.

The Park should get Tammy Pescatelli to do a fundraiser show... her humor is clean and she is, truly, very funny.  My two cents...

I thought I read recently were she was doing a show in July at the Beach Club, but now I can't find it....she is at the Academy Theater in September...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 25, 2010, 06:10:04 AM
$92 for a years pass?  :rofl:  ...You have got to be kiddin me..

I still can't help but remembering the year the Park had a FREE RIDE nite.  The park was so packed that you couldn't move around, but
everyone loved it. 
 
If you remember, this time last year when they
announced the $5.00 parking charge, we all
begged them to reconsider that line of thinking.
 
The tokens didn't work for Harris, and Deshner,
and the $5.00 obviously proved to be wrong. 
I am a true believer that if they only charged
$1.00 per person entrance fee, they would see
alot more people many more times.  I will be the
first person to take a guess of how many $92.00
passes they will sell--my guess is less than ten
for the whole summer.  Any takers out there?

sorry, you lose....they are already well past ten...not my cup of tea for 92.00 bucks, but apparently some people think so...if you have younger kids than can take advantage of Kiddieland, it's not a bad deal....I'm with you on the admission price though...I guess I'll always be an old fart when it comes to charging to get in....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 25, 2010, 10:00:49 AM
That is a bet I am honestly glad to lose, right off the bat.  To me, $92.00 is like a whole week's cost of groceries for a family of four, so for people
to pay this amount for entertainment, it is a real
good sign that many people still do believe in the
park.  Also, Zip, great job on the website.  I wish
I had your talent.
 
Someone named Tammi Pescatelli  (spelling ?)
to book, and for a brief minute I thought they
meant Lisa Lampanelli.  (spelling ?).  All I could
visualize would be at least the whole board having
a heart attack on that one!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 25, 2010, 10:58:49 AM
$92 for a week's worth of groceries for four people? What are you eating, Kraft Mac and Cheese and Ramen noodles?

A bag of cooking onions were around $4 at WalMart last week, and another $4 for potatoes. Eating healthy is very costly.
 
Decaf coffee... $12.
 
Don't get me started....
 
Besides.. we still have a date for Hanks, don't we?
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 25, 2010, 11:44:31 AM
Last spring I was spending over $100/week for 2.... a bit more now that Princess is home for the summer. Of course I like to shop the sales and stock up when I can.

Eating is costly no matter how you do it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 25, 2010, 01:23:42 PM
Family of 5 - $250 / month. Gotta know where to shop and what to make. Think of meat as a garnish and you can save TONS of money.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 25, 2010, 03:43:03 PM
I could definately feed 4 people on a hundred bucks a week.  Healthy too.  Easy.  Well, depends on if school is in or out....summer is cheaper cause I'm not forking out for lunches/packing - which I find costly to do in a healthy way.  And now that summer is here it will be super easy with the garden out back.  Fruits and veggies are a huge bit of the grovery bill.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on May 25, 2010, 06:25:21 PM
But do you guys count in the tea/coffee/soft drinks, shampoo, and soap and dish detergent, razors, toothpaste, none of which ever runs out at the same time, yet always a need for it.... or are you strictly talking food-only items?

Canned food is cheaper than frozen, frozen cheaper than fresh.... I "could" do it too... I can crack open a cold can of green beans, chop up some celery and an onion, put a little salad dressing on it and get full... a "healthy" meal for under a dollar. But there's no protein in that.  (And Mr. Zip barely lets anything green get near his lips... green beans are on his "not" list, broccoli on his "get that stuff away from me" list....)  LOL

My protein bars cost about 8 dollars for 6 of them, but they're very good and healthy.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 25, 2010, 07:59:01 PM
Sausage Mcmuffin....all basic food groups at once....can't beat it....now back to CLP....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 25, 2010, 09:54:14 PM
Just food - but incidental can be inexpensive if done right too. But this should be the penny pincher thread . . .

CLP would do well to pinch pennies. (And I'm sure they are!)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 25, 2010, 11:23:59 PM
I include all of that stuff, Zip. Watch the sales every week, do all sorts of coupons..


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 26, 2010, 06:27:11 AM
Nice article(s) in todays Trib about the Park.....and, they announced they scrapped the admission charge idea !!!!! Good move in my book....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 26, 2010, 06:56:20 AM
It seems to me (being far away) the parks biggest issue is getting attendance. Yes there are plenty of people that are regulars and will simply go to the park because they like it. I think there is enough room in the parks calendar to do something like schedule special events that would include external vendors, for example, add an additional art fair or two or perhaps a "tasting on the lake" from various restaurants. Do this during the daytime, get the families out there and get them IN the park. CLP does not have the room like Busch Gardens or the Six Flags parks to have large special events. I'd be willing to bet that MCT might even be willing to so show on the lawn.

To rephrase and reuse something that Life used recently.,, I think the trustee's are all thinking the same thing, which means somebody ain't thinking. At least not very hard.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 26, 2010, 07:29:31 AM
They don't do that school day thing they used to do back in the day where all the school kids come for a day at a super discounted price just before school let's out.  Remember that?  The bus came to my school and picked me up early in the morning and mom came and got me in time for dinner.  Me and my friends ran around like wild heathens all day.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on May 26, 2010, 07:30:48 AM
Memorial Day Weekend at Conneaut Lake Park
 
~ Free Admission! ~
                Parking: Friday - no charge       Sat/Sun/Mon -  $5/car 
Friday, May 28
*1:00 – 6:00 Kaylee Belle scenic boat tours on the hour, $10/person, under 12 free *4:00 – 10:00 Rides open: all-day ride pass $15 for all ages *5:00 Car Cruise-In: Bring your Hot-Rod or Classic Car and show it off Listen to the sounds of: *7:00 – 11:00 “Rod Tucker” Beach Club (Down Under) *9:30 – 1:00   “Necessary Experience” Beach Club 
Saturday, May 29
*1:00 – 6:00 Kaylee Belle scenic boat tours on the hour, $10/person, under 12 free *1:00 – 10:00 Rides open: all-day ride pass $15 for all ages Music by: *1:00 – 4:00 “Emil & the Palookas” (blues, jazz, classic rock) on the Blue Streak Station *5:00 – 7:00 “Hold No Grudge” (rock) on the Blue Streak Station *9:30 – 1:00 “Hern Brothers Band” at the Beach Club 
Sunday, May 30
*1:00 – 6:00 Kaylee Belle scenic boat tours on the hour, $10/person, under 12 free *12:00 – 6:00 Beach Volleyball Tournament: Backyard/Intermediate divisions $25/co-ed team of 4 (1 female on court at all times) Sign up now or on Sun. if spots avail.                       440-223-7409 or    ToddKincaid99@hotmail.com (ToddKincaid99@hotmail.com) *1:00 – 10:00 Rides open: all-day ride pass $15 for all ages Entertainment by: *1:00 – 6:00 DJ:  doo-wop & oldies music *7:00 - ? DJ Bill Allen: summertime, fun music for all ages See the live!!! *10:00 Zambelli Fireworks 
Monday, May 31
*1:00 – 6:00 Kaylee Belle scenic boat tours on the hour, $10/person, under 12 free *1:00 – 6:00 Rides open: all-day ride pass $15 for all ages Wind down the weekend by relaxing at Conneaut Lake Park. Visit our website at www.conneautlakepark.com (http://t.ymlp200.com/japameyalabwjqavaqb/click.php) for additional information. Entertainment, rides, and attractions brought to you by: Park Restoration Lisko Entertainment & The Trustees of Conneaut Lake Park


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 26, 2010, 09:08:30 AM
$92 for a week's worth of groceries for four people? What are you eating, Kraft Mac and Cheese and Ramen noodles?

A bag of cooking onions were around $4 at WalMart last week, and another $4 for potatoes. Eating healthy is very costly.
 
Decaf coffee... $12.
 
Don't get me started....
 
Besides.. we still have a date for Hanks, don't we?

Morning, Zip.  I was quoting that figure just as a
comparison to what everyone has in common,
having to buy food.
 
There is a nice article in today's Meadville Tribune
about "Crunch Time" and opening day.  They also
say that it is definite, barring any unexpected
problems, that the Blue Streak will open this summer.  If I am understanding that article right,
and the projected repair costs, they still have a
far way to go to get to $125,000.00.  I want to
believe that they have a plan already set to pay
for this upon completion of the work.  I seriously
doubt that Carol and Jack would let the project
start without having a plan in place or better yet,
the money already set aside. 
 
Hanks?  Give me a call after Memorial Day Weekend and I'll take you for a tour of my
new location.  It has a rustic look also, like
the Pub, and just after a few days, it has
taken on a whole new look just getting the
left-behind junk taken out.  I am probably
looking at around June 11th, as it takes 10
days for the food permit to get transferred.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on May 26, 2010, 12:11:23 PM
Family of 5 - $250 / month. Gotta know where to shop and what to make. Think of meat as a garnish and you can save TONS of money.
???   :huh:  Dang...Now thats what I call conservative-- really
    I love to eat. I have to have my T-Bone steak once a week, my Salmon filet,(and I am not talking your deck of card size either...lol..) Chicken, Pork Chops. This alone is roughly $30 then add veggies and wheat pasta etc... and I can rack up about $60 a week for just me but now since their are two of us I'm betting that will reach close to $80 / week. My moto--- Eating Good is Good Living...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on May 26, 2010, 12:17:15 PM
Sausage Mcmuffin....all basic food groups at once....can't beat it....now back to CLP....
 
:thumbsup:  on the sausage McMuffin and dont forget to add the egg  :drooling:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 26, 2010, 05:01:26 PM
Jimmy, you may know the answer to this, but it
seems we have lost alot of posters from the other
site.  I had quit reading myself when my life was
put into a pressure cooker, but was there any
notice on the old site that the Double EE is now
where they can contribute? 
 
I guess I was blamed for the removal of the old
site, but didn't know there was a new site. 
 
This is going to be an interesting weekend coming
up in Conneaut Lake.  Two restaurants gone, and
people are going to have to travel some to find a
restaurant that can accomodate them.  Usually
on Memorial Day Weekend, we served at least
1500 dinners just those three days.  It concerns
me that we kept the pressure up to get the park
back open, but at some point during those three
days people are going to look for a good wholesome meal. 
 
Zip, can you list the places and phone numbers on
the website where the tourists can locate
restaurants?  It is too bad that the Log Cabin at
the Park isn't a food operation like the old days.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 26, 2010, 05:49:36 PM
There were numerous posts made over on the trib site about this place. Sadly only a handfull crossed the border. I posted on the herald forums and some of them came. I think we got a good bunch. (And I am grateful) Honestly the one thing that this site does lack is the "controversy" that is the gas for the fire. I believe in no way are/were you responsible for the trib shutting its site down. Almost all of the CNHI forums shut down the same day.  I would love to see more membership here and I think everyone else would welcome the diversity as well. I just want to find the time to sufficiently redo this site the way I want it to be. Time is not on my side at the moment however. I hope I'll get some time soon to work on the overhaul. I have to turn my ideas into reality sooner rather than later.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 26, 2010, 07:47:43 PM
No, P'n'P I don't believe you were responsible in any way for the demise of the Trib forum. Far worse things where happening on other CNHI forums and the company shut them all down. I did email the editor to see about salvaging the CLP history but only got a vague reply. So goes the magical world of the internet.....  :-)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 26, 2010, 09:07:26 PM
First of all, thanks for settling that matter.  I got a call that the CLP report was removed because
it was becoming a litigious topic.  I have never
expected anyone to agree with everything in the
past, but maybe it was the only way to get done
what needed to get done--get the right people in
place.  I don't apologize for the posts I did, but I
feel terrible that I lost some friendships that I
really respected over all of it. (but, I also made
alot more friends than I did enemies).
 
I can't help but wonder if anyone did try to keep
every page of that topic out there.  It sure would
make an interesting book. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 26, 2010, 09:31:38 PM
When I was still traveling for work sometimes I would click around on the rest of the CNHI forums to see what was going on.  There were a lot worse things than anything that happened on the CLP thread.
 
I'm glad to see the cheaper price for a ride pass over the Memorial Day weekend and no admission fee.  Not that I mind paying it because we aren't there that often but it just confused me.  I can live with paying to park - at least last year at Pumpkinfest that meant there were people working the lot to show you where to park and making people line up their cars right.  That can get out of hand real quick in a crowded lot without parking lines.  We will be there Sunday from opening-ish til whenever - we're hoping to get an early start to stop at Grove City outlets first then head to the park.  The kids are looking forward to riding the Bug and watching the volleyball. 
 
On money saving what we are trying this year is a farm share.  There's a local farm down the road from us in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.  We pay up front for a share, then every week we'll go and pick up a box of produce.  You do run the risk of crop failure and what not but if it all works out then it's actually pretty reasonable for what you get, plus you know where it's coming from. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on May 26, 2010, 09:34:35 PM
I was out at the Park tonight to check on the flowers.  There was lots of activity to get the rides and the gift shop ready.  The pool for the boat ride in Kiddieland was filled with water, the lights of some of the rides were on, it sounded like the chain track for the Devil's Den was running and the concession trailers had arrived.  I especially noted the one for hot apple dumplings with ice cream!  Heck, I'd go there just for that!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 26, 2010, 09:35:06 PM
We enjoyed our CSA (farm share) last year, well, except for the eggplant and some green - the name escapes at the moment. THe rest was good stuff!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on May 26, 2010, 10:35:23 PM
No, it was more probaby a  financial business decision P&P. They closed down all the sites except one that I know of.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on May 26, 2010, 11:58:34 PM
JIMMY t,  I just arrived at the mountain bunker and will leave for the Park Friday morning.  If the Hotel hedges still need to be done, I'd rather start on them early afternoon before alot of people start to check into the Hotel.  We'll play it  "by ear".


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Sonny on May 27, 2010, 11:17:15 AM
Its good to know that they are working to get the park ready for the season, from what I heard most of the rides should be running.
 
I like the sound of the hot apple dumplings with ice cream stand, what else did they bring.  Just courious ;D.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 27, 2010, 12:08:37 PM
We sure did get into some peeing matches on the
other site, didn't we.  I really miss Gore, as his
intelligence became a real challenge to keep up
with him. 
 
I feel that at some point in the future, someone is
going to come thru with some big money, as they
were also going to help me get through some really rough economic times.  Unfortunately, it
didn't work out the way we had hoped, and I have a real strong feeling that the bank will bulldoze the Pit & Pub down.  A large pice of C.L.
history--hey, lets send some more money to
foreign countries so they can get back on their
feet (darn it, another sarcastic remark). 
 
I am totally for having a revolution of all taxpayers at this point.  What in the world is
going to happen to everyone affected by the
oil spill in the Gulf?  Has our President made it
down there yet?  I would put the military in
charge of getting that mess cleaned up, using
our hard-core prisoners hooked to chains to get
their pathetic hands dirty cleaning up the spill.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 27, 2010, 12:11:03 PM
Its good to know that they are working to get the park ready for the season, from what I heard most of the rides should be running.
 
I like the sound of the hot apple dumplings with ice cream stand, what else did they bring.  Just courious ;D .

Do they have popcorn and candy apples?  And   the homemade fudge and donuts.  Darn, now I
have to go get something sweet to eat.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on May 27, 2010, 05:18:34 PM
Agreed.  I used to buy season passes at CLP.  I can only remember the last two times I bought them.....one year it was 39.95 and one was 45 or 49.95.  And that was when it up and fully operational with  the water park.  And no stupid entrance fee and no parking fee.  They have lost their minds.  I am not going to buy a pass to that place just because I live here and feel some responsibility to help keep it going.  Not my job.  My job is to watch out for my family and my bank account.  It is their job to make good business decisions and operate the place correctly.  All this crap about how we should all buck up and go there and spend money because it is some sort of historical place is bull.  Make it worth my time and money and I will show up.  An adult ride pass is $19.95?  No water park?

 
Wow - maybe Cindy should stick to posting on the Penny Pinchers Club Forum.
 
It's nice to see not everyone shares her views on the park.
 
Wanda - I can't imagine you didn't jump on this (the old Trib forum Wanda would have) It's attitudes like this that helped cause the closing of the P&P. It looks as though she would squeeze the nickel till the buffalo XXits. Good luck over in Linesville - we'll be over to see you.
 
Doc / Jimmy when you are over there trimming the hedges this weekend - and paying to stay in the hotel - think about Cindys comments - "I am not going to buy a pass to that place just because I live here and feel some responsibility to help keep it going.  Not my job." or "All this crap about how we should all buck up and go there and spend money because it is some sort of historical place is bull."
 
I for one will buy my kids season passes this year - not because I will be there as much as I can this year - but because of the efforts of people Like Doc & Jimmy - that do care and do make it "Their Job" to make a difference.
 
I want to thank you guys & everyone else that does not have the "Cindy-attitude" because if it wasn't for these efforts there would not be a park anymore.
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 27, 2010, 05:42:44 PM
Linesville? Is the spot where Rebecca's is (or was)? That had a charming country rustic feel to it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 27, 2010, 06:14:16 PM
Linesville? Is the spot where Rebecca's is (or was)? That had a charming country rustic feel to it.

No, and I hope that Rebecca's will be there forever.  It is so beautiful in there, and the food is
great also. 
 
The place I am going into used to be called the
Four Seasons, then a Pizza Place, Shelley's
Flowers, and the last name of the restaurant was
Da Rib Place or  something like that.  The man that owns it had it closed until he felt comfortable
with someone who could operate it like a restaurant. 
 
I sincerely owe him alot of respect, as he is helping me get back on my feet again, as the Pub
really kicked our butts financially.  We finally had
a situation happen with the building that forced us to close down immediately. 
 
The log cabin slanted restaurant right across from
the old Al's Melons on the corner has the same type of rustic cowboy look to it, but it can only
seat about fifty at one time inside.  I am checking
on the requirements for outdoor dining, as I could
serve alot more if we ever get a long stretch of
nice weather.
 
I just came from the Pub, as I had left some personal items there that I needed, and hope to
get pictures of what it looks like right now.  I was
so proud of how it looked inside when it was open, and now it is just a heartbreak to see nine
years go down the drain and end up the way we
did.  Believe me, not putting french drains in when
the downstairs was built was not friendly to that
building.  All of the parking lot water drained into
the downstairs restaurant, so you can imagine what it has done to the foundation, as the Harness Room was built on fill dirt. 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 27, 2010, 07:36:14 PM
BG that was a very nice post.  Jimmy and Doc are fine people.  Without them and the others that volunteer their time to do things like the lawn and what not over there, the park wouldn't be nearly as far along as they are. 
 
I do kinda though accept Cindy's point on the pass cost.  That is a lot of money...not pocket change, at least for us.  People have to do what they can afford and make their families the biggest priority.  I have no ability at any kind of physical labor, so I'm useless as a volunteer even if I could go there more often.  So when we go I just try to spend as much money as we can - buying ride all day for hubby even though he really doesn't ride, buying gift shop stuff (when they have CLP stuff to buy), letting the kids play games, buying sodas & stuff at the park instead of getting them at Sheetz on the way.  I'm also trying to figure out if I can swing for a boardwalk board.  But I don't have $362 sitting around right now and there's probably a lot of others in the same boat, even figuring on as much as we're figuring to come over this summer it wouldn't be much more than all the ride passes. 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 27, 2010, 08:01:35 PM
Boardwalk boards cost $362.00 now? They started out at $100.00. I was considering buying two more but not at that cost. ::) >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on May 27, 2010, 08:17:08 PM
" but because of the efforts of people Like Doc & Jimmy - that do care and do make it "Their Job" to make a difference."      BG3,  Thank you for the kind comment.  Cindy sure speaks her mind!  Sometimes she uses some words that if I or my brother would have used when we were at one of my grandmother's house, we would have had soap rubbed into our mouths!  (anyone remember those days!?)  All of we Volunteers for the Spring Cleanup were given a free All Day Ride Pass from the Lisko's which I thought was a nice, unexpected gesture.  I had planned on giving mine to some less fortunate little boy or girl on the Midway this weekend.  Maybe, I had better offer it to Cindy instead, on second thought, my heart tells me to go with my first plan! :)   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 27, 2010, 08:25:50 PM
Boardwalk boards cost $362.00 now? They started out at $100.00. I was considering buying two more but not at that cost. ::) >:(

As far as I know they are still $100.  $362 is what 4 season passes would cost.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 27, 2010, 08:26:51 PM
Its good to know that they are working to get the park ready for the season, from what I heard most of the rides should be running.
 
I like the sound of the hot apple dumplings with ice cream stand, what else did they bring.  Just courious ;D .

Do they have popcorn and candy apples?  And   the homemade fudge and donuts.  Darn, now I
have to go get something sweet to eat.

Not sure about fudge (that was some good stuff back then, real whole fresh milk)....but I know they have popcorn, candy apples and CORN DOGS !!!!!
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 27, 2010, 08:34:25 PM
" but because of the efforts of people Like Doc & Jimmy - that do care and do make it "Their Job" to make a difference."      BG3,  Thank you for the kind comment.  Cindy sure speaks her mind!  Sometimes she uses some words that if I or my brother would have used when we were at one of my grandmother's house, we would have had soap rubbed into our mouths!  (anyone remember those days!?)  All of we Volunteers for the Spring Cleanup were given a free All Day Ride Pass from the Lisko's which I thought was a nice, unexpected gesture.  I had planned on giving mine to some less fortunate little boy or girl on the Midway this weekend.  Maybe, I had better offer it to Cindy instead, on second thought, my heart tells me to go with my first plan! :)

Doc, change of plans for me, not sure I can make it Friday night, at least not until later....so I stopped tonight to do the bricks, cleaned up some other debris, and we planted a flat of flowers here and there...I agree with CLW....92 bucks is a lot for whats there.....BUT...people are buying them....and I think the powers to be understand, perhaps thats why the passes this weekend are only 15.00....for a younger child that can do Kiddieland, thats a great price....and for the older folks into the classics, like the Bug and Devil Den, it's not too bad either....things are starting to shape up, more concession trailers moved in, the bands performing on the Blue Streak deck is kinda neat....the weather looks great to start things off...whatever you do this weekend, enjoy your family and friends, and remember those no longer with us....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 27, 2010, 08:42:28 PM
Boardwalk boards cost $362.00 now? They started out at $100.00. I was considering buying two more but not at that cost. ::) >:(

the boards are still 100.00...and they look great....and they are getting installed rather quickly....and the benches look nice too....a could of those are the boardwalk now...real nice setup....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 27, 2010, 09:27:39 PM
I've been in that log cabin place, on the corner. It was nice when I was there, only once about 15 years ago.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on May 27, 2010, 10:43:28 PM
The metal benches are leaving dark marks on the boards.  I don't know if its rust, water, or what.  Someone set one of the benches on my board and it became discolored.  I'm pretty proud of my board as well as my brick.  I check on them everytime I go to CLP.  They mean a lot to me because of the people they represent in dedication. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on May 27, 2010, 11:45:59 PM
All this crap about how we should all buck up and go there and spend money because it is some sort of historical place is bull. 

We're all entitled to our own opinions, but I couldn't disagree with you more on this part.  It isn't just some sort of historical place.  It's a treasure.  Find another amusement park that has an older operating full-size Tumble Bug in the world...you cannot.  Ours is the oldest.  That's just one small example....just because it's historical doesn't mean it has to be history.  I don't want to see the day that CLP joins other parks that have only photos and memories to keep them alive.  I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to help the park.  And, in the process, I'm showing my kids that volunteering is good, believing in something is good, and preserving pieces of history is good. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 28, 2010, 06:12:26 AM
The metal benches are leaving dark marks on the boards.  I don't know if its rust, water, or what.  Someone set one of the benches on my board and it became discolored.  I'm pretty proud of my board as well as my brick.  I check on them everytime I go to CLP.  They mean a lot to me because of the people they represent in dedication.

the new benches or the old ones? I think there are only 2 new ones, I didn't notice any marks, I'll look tonight.....some of the boards start out slightly darker than the others, is that what you mean, or are you talking actual marks from the legs?
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on May 28, 2010, 06:47:53 AM
My board was marked by a dark colored patch (stain) that  came from the legs (iron?) of the green old style bench.  The bench was real heavy. I lifted up one side to see what was going on.  My board is located at the base of the wood ramp that leads to the boardwalk. The ramp cuts at an angle off to the right of the Beach Club as you face the lake. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 07:54:59 AM
Soooooooo some people are allowed to have their opinion and others are not now.  Is that it? 

BG - I'm not a tightwad.  Far from it.  I happen to spend a great deal of time in Erie and am impressed with Waldameers season pass prices.  You go right ahead and enjoy your CLP passes, OK?  I have no problem with you purchasing one and supporting CLP.  That's wonderful. 

I have nothing to do with the demise of the Pit & Pub.  As much as P&P and I bantered I ate at the place once a month anyway....cause my husband liked the steak....and for quite a while there we were within walking distance.  We usually got a carafe of wine and could just walk home.  Made for a nice evening.  A couple times I made a smiley with "from CLW" or said "Hi P&P from CLW" on the backs of the signed receipts but I don't think you ever got those P&P. 

We patronize the Beach Club and plan on coming in for some of the entertainment and grabbing some Park fries of course. 

IC2IT - Why is it ok for people to write sh** or WTF or WTH or ***hole and not ok to just spell it out.  We are all reading it in our heads for what it is.  Does actually seeing the whole word upset you so much?  I will refrain from this point forward.  I understand it does upset some.  And for what it's worth, it does not make me a mean, bad or grumpy person.  A quiet private message would have sufficed in place of the public bashing wagon you felt the need to jump on.

I have grown when it comes to this forum thing.  Thanks to the kind folks who hang out here.  I have more growing to do, to be sure.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on May 28, 2010, 08:13:30 AM
CLW: Grown? I think you are the forum Princess. I would Dub you Queen but Amidala has that title  ;D
 
Kimmi: Do your kids do the  "What The?!?"


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 08:16:14 AM
Aw Tife....you know me is all....know how to take me I guess.  And I would not even think I could dethrone her majesty, lol.  Mornin' Ami :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on May 28, 2010, 08:21:10 AM
Oh, and as far as memories, that's all they are. It's fine to remember the past, but I personally wouldn't pay to go to CLP (if I still lived up there) with 2 young kids when Waldameer is up the road and Cedar Point (FREAKIN' CEDAR POINT!!!!!!) Is a few hours away and ABOUT THE SAME PRICE!!!!
In case you need a refresher on what they offer...
 
http://www.cedarpoint.com/ (http://www.cedarpoint.com/)
 
Even when I was in HS, our band trips and school trips were to Cedar Point. Why? FUN AND VALUE.
 
I wish CLP the best. But it will never be what you remember. It has to evolve, and honestly, it can't evolve with everyone trying to resurrect the past. SOmeone needs to creat a VISION, communicate that vision, and work toward that vision with concrete steps.
Trying to resurrect the OLD park piece by piece won't work.
...and when is someone going to install a webcam on or in the hotel overlooking the boardwalk and free act lawn?  ;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 09:06:50 AM
:) @ Kosh


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 28, 2010, 09:53:44 AM
Mornin' PRINCESS CLW!!  I happen to agree in principle with your thoughts about the cost of the park's season tickets.  While I have no reason to purchase one, the park seems to be geared to families - young families at that - and who struggles the most financially? Usually it is young families with children. Not exactly sure who they are gearing their high price towards.

And.. be respectful, everyone.  All of the Trib oldtimers know what can happen when you aren't... ... ... you get kicked in the butt!!  LOL LOL


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 28, 2010, 10:25:06 AM
I liked the Trib forums . . . but like this'n better.

Way more Libertarian in its operations.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on May 28, 2010, 10:48:37 AM
CLW, you keep on expressing your opinions here! We all post on this forum because back and forth conversation about the park gets different viewpoints out in the open. I only wish more businesses and public institutions would listen to different viewpoints as they would stand to learn a lot from them.
Personally, I agree the Season Pass prices are too expensive when the mega park out in Ohio is a very similar price for an infinite amount more. I also believe that for this type of business, misty-eyed sentiment alone won't make the public spend money. Lower prices and value will get the kind of VOLUME that over all makes more money and generates success.
Finally, I hear from a very reliable source that CLW has definitely done her part to help the Park. The gentlemen spoke of the specific instance (among other things) that she made a sign that hung in Dreamland Ballroom's entrance for one of the events. It talked about the rarity and value of the ballroom's almost 100 year old, original maple floor and that people shouldn't bring their leaky coolers up to the event because it would ruin the wood. ....and this is just one small example of how she's helped the park.
Ya know, its pretty sad how many people who believed in the place have come and gone and got stabbed in the back or just burnt out. Before condemning someone's opinion, we should all take a moment to try in walk in their shoes. We'd be astounded at what we'd learn.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on May 28, 2010, 11:52:23 AM
Soooooooo some people are allowed to have their opinion and others are not now.  Is that it? 

BG - I'm not a tightwad.  Far from it.  I happen to spend a great deal of time in Erie and am impressed with Waldameers season pass prices.  You go right ahead and enjoy your CLP passes, OK?  I have no problem with you purchasing one and supporting CLP.  That's wonderful. 

I have nothing to do with the demise of the Pit & Pub.  As much as P&P and I bantered I ate at the place once a month anyway....cause my husband liked the steak....and for quite a while there we were within walking distance.  We usually got a carafe of wine and could just walk home.  Made for a nice evening.  A couple times I made a smiley with "from CLW" or said "Hi P&P from CLW" on the backs of the signed receipts but I don't think you ever got those P&P. 

We patronize the Beach Club and plan on coming in for some of the entertainment and grabbing some Park fries of course. 

IC2IT - Why is it ok for people to write sh** or WTF or WTH or ***hole and not ok to just spell it out.  We are all reading it in our heads for what it is.  Does actually seeing the whole word upset you so much?  I will refrain from this point forward.  I understand it does upset some.  And for what it's worth, it does not make me a mean, bad or grumpy person.  A quiet private message would have sufficed in place of the public bashing wagon you felt the need to jump on.

I have grown when it comes to this forum thing.  Thanks to the kind folks who hang out here.  I have more growing to do, to be sure.

CLW - a couple things..
 
I will buy my season passes & enjoy CLP as best we can. Its far from perfect but - its our CLP. Personally I'd rather hang out at a closed CLP than go to Waldameer.
 
I was not blaming you for the demise of the P&P - just the type of attitude you were portraying in your post.
 
You have spent alot of time helping out at CLP and following the CLP forums - thats what made your post sound uncharacteristic.
 
Nobody wants to spend more money than they have to - I'm sure there is good reasoning for the proposed costs. Keep in mind if CLP is only open Thursday thru Sunday + possible rain-outs this only gives them "X" amount of days a season to generate income. The insurance & maintenance expenses among others aren't based on 4 days a week.
 
I would have to think everyone agrees -they are not getting rich over there - at least not yet.
 
I for one will try as best I can to support these people. If you choose not to - thats up to you.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 28, 2010, 12:10:26 PM
CLW, you keep on expressing your opinions here! We all post on this forum because back and forth conversation about the park gets different viewpoints out in the open. I only wish more businesses and public institutions would listen to different viewpoints as they would stand to learn a lot from them.
Personally, I agree the Season Pass prices are too expensive when the mega park out in Ohio is a very similar price for an infinite amount more. I also believe that for this type of business, misty-eyed sentiment alone won't make the public spend money. Lower prices and value will get the kind of VOLUME that over all makes more money and generates success.
Finally, I hear from a very reliable source that CLW has definitely done her part to help the Park. The gentlemen spoke of the specific instance (among other things) that she made a sign that hung in Dreamland Ballroom's entrance for one of the events. It talked about the rarity and value of the ballroom's almost 100 year old, original maple floor and that people shouldn't bring their leaky coolers up to the event because it would ruin the wood. ....and this is just one small example of how she's helped the park.
Ya know, its pretty sad how many people who believed in the place have come and gone and got stabbed in the back or just burnt out. Before condemning someone's opinion, we should all take a moment to try in walk in their shoes. We'd be astounded at what we'd learn.


He has me mixed up with someone else.  I have done signs for businesses in the past but it has been quite a while....haven't done any for CLP.  My contributions to CLP have been flowers for planting (years ago) and a check (more years ago).


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on May 28, 2010, 12:10:40 PM
Quote
I'd rather hang out at a closed CLP than go to Waldameer.

Wow. I did that once.
 
I can remember moving back to Meadville and going back to all my old 'hangouts'.....including CLP.
It was very quiet, and very introspective. You can't go back. I realized at that moment that I need to reserve a special place for my memories but I can't let them crowd out the making of current memories. CLP was great when it was what it was.
 
Right now it is what it is. Which isn't worth almost 300 bucks for a family of 4 to POSSIBLY go to the park 3-4 days a week.
 
Amidala's spa idea would work, as well as opening up the park to something that would be open year round.
 
It comes back to the vision....not rear view vision.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 28, 2010, 12:32:46 PM
Agreed - Something like the Chataqua Institution would be awesome at Conneaut Lake . . .

A center for the arts in such a beautiful setting would be incredible. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 28, 2010, 03:03:48 PM
Oh yea.. where is my royal spa????  ;-)

Yes, Life, a Chautaqua-like institution for the arts and such would be great. Chautaqua started as a place for Christian retreat and thinking to be nurtured. Several of my 'burgh friends go there every summer.   

BTW, got a quote for your today: “The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him/her to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on May 28, 2010, 03:50:58 PM
Good one - which makes me question why there's so many people in college sitting at the feet of learned individuals so they can think like said learned individuals.

I think a fellow like Gore would make a fine teacher . . . and his classrooms (judging from where he conducts his studies with his assistant, Tig) would be first-rate.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on May 29, 2010, 09:43:17 AM
JIMMY t,  I arrived at the Hotel around noonish yesterday.  Amiel had started the trimming of the hedge and I started on it around 1:00PM.  I quit at 4:00PM.  I'm getting ready to go out and tackle it again this morning, so come on over.  It is about 2/3 done.  The weather was perfect yesterday with no rain and the band at the beachclub last night was really good IMO.  There were a number of classic cars on the lawn including a 58 Edsel. (The owners had it shipped from California)  Boy did that bring back memories of a GREAT bygone era!  Got to go and shear some vegetation!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on May 29, 2010, 06:35:58 PM
We had a wonderful ride on the Kaylee Belle - the lake breeze was wonderful on a very hot day.  Lots of people there enjoying the lake.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on May 29, 2010, 09:33:35 PM
Just got back from the lake.  FYI a checkpoint roadblock was being set up near the route 322 & 18 intersection in front of Miller's Food factory.  If you or anyone you know is going out tonight please remind them not to overindulge!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on May 29, 2010, 09:47:08 PM

I like the sound of the hot apple dumplings with ice cream stand, what else did they bring.  Just curious ;D .

The hot apple dumplings with ice cream are excellent - the sauce has lots of cinnamon in it.  My daughter had cherry strudel from a stand near the Beach Club.  She reported that it was wonderful too!  There were other stands with corn dogs, pizza, Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, lemonade & slushies, cotton candy & candy apples.  Oh, and of course Park fries.

The Beach Club also has a menu that includes burgers & wings.  I think that the complete menu is posted on the CLP/Beach Club website.

 :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on May 30, 2010, 08:00:20 PM
The re-opening of Luna Park on Coney Island:
http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-451714?hpt=C2 (http://www.ireport.com/docs/DOC-451714?hpt=C2)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 31, 2010, 10:15:34 AM
Must have been close to a billion people on the beach Sat. and Sunday. Beach Club was packed.  I thought the do-wop was a do-flop. Maybe 40-50 cars there is all. Do-wop crew (Roger,Donny and Bonnie weren't there. Surprised me. They must belong to the car club that backed out this year. Missed having all of them. I don't care about fireworks so we left about 4pm and went to Lakeshore park in Ashtabula for the first of the year cruise-in. About 140'some cars. Beautiful spot right on the lake. Nice breezes. Didn't walk up to the front of CLP to see what was up there. Too depressing to walk up thru the dismal looking midway! Could not have asked for better weather for a holiday week-end.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 31, 2010, 11:02:15 AM
We had a very nice time on Sunday...got there 4-ish, left around 7.  The beach was packed, as was the Beach Club and the Boardwalk.  We were trying to read the names on the boards on the restored part but gave up because it was too hard to do without blocking the people flow.  The Doo-Wop music was nice but we just got there for the tail end of it - it was relaxing sitting on the steps in the shade having lemon slushies, looking at the lake and listening to music. 
 
The midway/rides area was pretty empty...Pumpkinfest was much more crowded but I'm not sure what difference Sunday vs. Saturday makes.  The kids got a lot of rides in as there weren't many lines.  Tumblebug was pretty much a walkon, Scooters maybe one or two ride wait, Devils Den never more than 10 people deep.   It worked out for us because we were able to get a lot of rides in, but not so sure how it worked out for the park.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 31, 2010, 11:04:09 AM
CLP beach Memorial Day weekend 2010.  A friend of mine visiting from New York took this shot.  The crowd inside the park was.....different.
(http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg236/Halewinat/clpbeach.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on May 31, 2010, 11:51:04 AM
I bet the water was cold!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 31, 2010, 12:13:48 PM
That shot of the beach must have been  late in the day (shady). We watched from the boardwalk about 2pm and it was so crowded that more than a few couldn't find a spot to put a towel or blanket down.  :what:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on May 31, 2010, 12:17:55 PM
It was more crowded than that at 6 on Sunday and no shade that we could find.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 31, 2010, 12:37:21 PM
I have no idea which day or what time this was taken.  I'll post sme of the other pics at another time.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 31, 2010, 02:53:03 PM
I bet the water was cold!

The water was actually pretty comfortable considering the time of year....about as warm as I can recall this early in the year....the sun was baking the last few days, including today, until it rained...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 31, 2010, 03:01:41 PM
that shot of the beach is most likely late afternoon...and probably Saturday, as Sunday had almost twice as many...too bad the Midway was closed, I thought they had the one side of games open last year...great to see so many people on the boardwalk, ran into a lot of old friends...and good to see some Trustees manning the gate/parking, etc...great to see so many places around the lake hopping, although traffic at times was a nightmare...not so good to go to Silver Shores planning to eat dinner, only to find out they closed at 7:00 pm....whats up with that ?!?!?! Great start to what I hope turns out to be a great summer.....Doc, sorry I missed you, we looked for you Saturday night, but too many people !!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on May 31, 2010, 06:47:53 PM
I have a couple of questions since I wasn't able to make it over at all.  Why was the Midway
closed, or even parts of it? 
 
I would imagine that the Beach Club and Down Under was THE happening place to be this past
Sat. & Sunday.  Too bad the rain didn't hold off
until later tonite, but alot of our campers start
heading home very early on holiday Mondays to
beat the traffic, so I can't imagine that the park
would have been excessively busy today.
 
Something that I read earlier today made reference to CLW having some involvement with
the Pub shutting down???   Nothing could be
further from the truth unless she built the down-
stairs restaurant 45 years ago.  Darn, there goes
that sarcasm again..............  I alone made the
decision that we had to shut down, and it was the hardest decision that I ever had to make.
I had dealt with nine years of breakdowns of
equipment and many building issues, but the last
issue that happened was too major to fix without
having several thousands of dollars.  It would have been less expensive to build a new building
than put more money into that one.  Here is
where the saying "walk in my shoes before you
judge my decision to close" really is the case.
CLW, I don't know the back story of why you
are somehow involved in this, but I missed about
six months of posts, so I don't know who or what
is bringing you into my situation, but it was not
me. 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on May 31, 2010, 07:04:17 PM
I know P&P. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on May 31, 2010, 07:12:24 PM
yep, good crowds at Down Under and the Beach Club, but Saturday night the music was LOUD !!!!! (am I getting too old?)....and speaking of camping....Camperland was sold out!!!! you can now see by the road where they are completely rebuilding the curve on the Blue Streak....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on May 31, 2010, 10:18:41 PM
P&P, What is all of the heavy equipment sitting in the parking lot at the Pub? Bunch of pipe there too.  ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on May 31, 2010, 10:58:15 PM
JIMMYt,  Sorry I missed you too! (same for you PK)  You probably saw that I got the main hedges done.  I didn't have time to do the small individual bushes that run some of the lawn edges, especially tha ones that run along the street that John and Eileen live on. I rode the Kaylee Belle Sunday and met a nice couple on the boat.  LOCK, it was nice seeing you and yours and chatting with you. You are a wonderful Soul.  I agree that the lake water temperature was quite warm and pleasent.  The band last night was loud but I thought they were good.  The fireworks seemed rather long before the climax, but alot of the kids and folks thought they were great.  The weather was truly wonderful considering some past Memorial Days!   I'll see you all there again over the 4th of July holiday. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on June 01, 2010, 03:51:10 AM
WOW!!! i miss a couple days & all **** breaks loose!! doc, sorry i missed ya! have been at a couple private parties, staying overnight, good for the drivers license! just woke up, long weekend! wanted to ck the forum.  CLW, fine with me, i like the fresh discussion!! lock, sorry i missed you & the ms's!!! one of these days i will stop & see you both!! my dad was WW2 & looked up to him today in memory. janet, sorry i missed the ride on the kaylee belle! i thinkwe should all get to the park on the 4th!! plan it now so all can attend. gore! maybe you could plan a trip here then?? tig too!!! & maybe zipper can go on the boat (&mr zip) too!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 01, 2010, 06:25:05 PM
Sorry we missed you too Doc.  I had my eyes open over by the Hotel and on the beach and boardwalk, and even made a run through the Beach Club and Down Under before we left but no luck.  Better luck next time I guess. 
 
The hedges looked great though - fabulous job!!
 
Yes both sides of the midway were closed, except for the gift shop and the game stand on the corner by the Devils Den, and there was just one game stand set up in the middle.  I seem to recall there being more games in that area last year, at least in the middle - I can't remember if the midway stands were open on the old funhouse side or not.  On the Log Cabin side, I did notice that they had boarded up the windows on the old games/skee ball area over there that got damaged in the fire, so that at least looked somewhat better than I recalled. 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 01, 2010, 08:02:10 PM
I was reading the Google newspaper archive looking up something on Kennywood that I couldn't remember and came across these old articles in the Pittsburgh papers about Conneaut Lake and the park as a tourist destination.  I thought maybe some of you might find them interesting.
 
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FEENAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QG0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5262%2C2713186 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FEENAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QG0DAAAAIBAJ&pg=5262%2C2713186)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8qgcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1GIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=conneaut-lake-park&pg=3895%2C676789 (http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8qgcAAAAIBAJ&sjid=1GIEAAAAIBAJ&dq=conneaut-lake-park&pg=3895%2C676789)

 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on June 02, 2010, 02:32:43 AM
kaylee belle had a great weekend i am told.!!!! good for them@@ hesrd on;y  rides were open though. not good for an opening weekend??? but the crowd was there!! come on leskos get the rides open!!!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 02, 2010, 08:33:36 AM
Just something I found out on the net.

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4028/4646686021_f282a9f7e0.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 02, 2010, 09:26:52 AM
P&P, What is all of the heavy equipment sitting in the parking lot at the Pub? Bunch of pipe there too.  ???

Aqua Water is the owner of the water company
that supplies the east side of Conneaut Lake.
They are replacing all of the old water lines that
go down all of the streets behind the Pub, etc.
Since they saw I wasn't using that field, they
asked if they could use that as a home-base type
of operation. 
 
Also, it was great seeing you and Mrs. No N. at
the banquet Saturday nite.  I thought that the
pictures on the cakes came out really nice, and
the people took alot of pictures of them.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 02, 2010, 09:57:20 AM
? Most of the rides were open, just not many riders that I saw....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: SJL on June 02, 2010, 01:23:41 PM
Quote from: CindyLouWho   The crowd inside the park was.....different.
[/quote

hmmmm....what does THAT mean?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: GROK on June 02, 2010, 03:23:43 PM
Quote from: CindyLouWho   The crowd inside the park was.....different.
[/quote

hmmmm....what does THAT mean?

I would have to agree with CLW on her "different" statement. I was there on saturday with my wife and 4 children (+ my oldest son's girlfriend). My oldest son remarked to me about the "strange"="different" crowd that was there. It did seem like a 2 a.m. Walmart type of crowd; however the people were benign and we enjoyed ourselves (especially my 2.5 y.o. who LOVED the train and carousel) We dropped a couple hundred into the CLP coffers between the $16.50 x 7 all you can ride tickets and the fair food (pretty tasty!) plus the $5/car parking but I feel it was well worth the experience and went to a good cause. I also received a massage x 2 to help raise funds for the Blue Streak (Well worth the $10 total). Being a Victorian Era nut, I would have loved to have experienced the park in her early heydays.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 02, 2010, 03:38:37 PM
Quote from: CindyLouWho   The crowd inside the park was.....different.
[/quote

hmmmm....what does THAT mean?

Too funny Grok.  But that's not where I was going.  I wasn't even there.  I was told by the photographer of the picture I posted that the beach club/beach was packed but the park itself was deadsville.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: GROK on June 02, 2010, 03:54:15 PM
Quote from: CindyLouWho   The crowd inside the park was.....different.
[/quote

hmmmm....what does THAT mean?

Too funny Grok.  But that's not where I was going.  I wasn't even there.  I was told by the photographer of the picture I posted that the beach club/beach was packed but the park itself was deadsville.

...my bad for projecting my observations onto your comment ;) 
 
The park was pretty slow but personally my family benefited from that with the resultant lack of lines. It was like having it all to yourself (as I remember from the "old days" when companies could rent out amusement parks for their employees and you never had to get out of the bumper cars... those were the days!)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on June 02, 2010, 08:10:44 PM
My new SIL kept saying that it looked like a horror movie.  I kept reminding how close we had come to losing everything and how hard everyone is working to get it back.  He just kept saying as he took pictures that it looked like a horror movie. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on June 02, 2010, 09:24:41 PM
Quote
It did seem like a 2 a.m. Walmart type of crowd


Lol - not exactly the word of mouth most folks are lookin' for. But interesting in a people watching way I suppose.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on June 02, 2010, 09:55:32 PM
kaylee belle had a great weekend i am told.!!!! good for them@@ hesrd on;y  rides were open though. not good for an opening weekend??? but the crowd was there!! come on leskos get the rides open!!!!!

Hotel was booked full as well and the Beach Club had a great weekend too.   Who would have thought a couple years ago the Hotel would need to turn down people interested in staying?  I hear they have much interest in the newly added a/c rooms so things are looking up.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 03, 2010, 10:02:35 AM
I feel quite sure that if Liskos thought that bringing in new rides would do the trick to
bring people in, they probably would.  How-
ever, new rides come with a huge pricetag.
 
Quite a few years ago, the Beach Club bands
were on the free act lawn, and there was a
beer wagon on the lawn closest to the Hotel.
They made more money than anytime that they
had the dance inside.  What they would lose in
door charges, they would gain in beer sales.
I think if they tried that over July 4th weekend,
it may surprise the Beach Club operators how
much of a crowd they would draw by having
lots of room and lots of fresh air.  They would
just be making their money in a different way,
through the beer sales.  If it rains, they could
still have the Beach Club available.
 
One thing that was mentioned in yesterday's
Tribune, the PLCB had decoys out at all C.L.
bars, and the article was written that only one
establishment did not get a citation for serving
an underage drinker, the Dry Dock.  Not sure
how true the next statement is:  that there was
a roadblock across all four lanes in front of Miller
Food Factory that same nite.  Sure is funny
that the Conneaut Lake bars are always the ones
targeted on big weekends.  I could swear that
there are other bars in other parts of Crawford
County (crap, more sarcasm).


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 03, 2010, 10:18:42 AM
We have a lot of bars full of a lot of out-of-towners and college kids.  That part of summer hasn't changed in Conneaut Lake.

Way to go Dry Dock!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 03, 2010, 12:19:27 PM
I feel quite sure that if Liskos thought that bringing in new rides would do the trick to
bring people in, they probably would.  How-
ever, new rides come with a huge pricetag.
 
Quite a few years ago, the Beach Club bands
were on the free act lawn, and there was a
beer wagon on the lawn closest to the Hotel.
They made more money than anytime that they
had the dance inside.  What they would lose in
door charges, they would gain in beer sales.
I think if they tried that over July 4th weekend,
it may surprise the Beach Club operators how
much of a crowd they would draw by having
lots of room and lots of fresh air.  They would
just be making their money in a different way,
through the beer sales.  If it rains, they could
still have the Beach Club available.
 
One thing that was mentioned in yesterday's
Tribune, the PLCB had decoys out at all C.L.
bars, and the article was written that only one
establishment did not get a citation for serving
an underage drinker, the Dry Dock.  Not sure
how true the next statement is:  that there was
a roadblock across all four lanes in front of Miller
Food Factory that same nite.  Sure is funny
that the Conneaut Lake bars are always the ones
targeted on big weekends.  I could swear that
there are other bars in other parts of Crawford
County (crap, more sarcasm).


I heard there's a noise problem with outdoor bands at the lake. People across the water don't want to hear the music. It may just be a rumor.

As for the PD... there again, someone is pulling the strings on that as well, in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I love cops, completely respect everything they do, putting their life on the line for us all. But the Gestapo-like check points are a bit much, even for those with halos over their heads, because it does seem that the lake is being targeted, every weekend. What about the weekdays? Does no one drink on the weekdays too?

Showing your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance is not a big price to pay for someone's life ~who may or may not have a drunk driving accident. An ounce of prevention.... you know the saying.

What would happen if they asked for citizenship papers too? What makes the difference? Isn't that what everyone is all upset about with Arizona?

Correct me if I'm wrong here, I'm just trying to understand. In Erie, everyone works together. The bars all work together, the police are there to supervise and maintain the peace, but they do not just stop you and ask for papers just because you happen to be in the area. If you become unruly or they see a problem, they're right there on it, as they should be.

Any officers lurking out there that would like to jump in and talk about this?

I just want to add that if I WAS drunk, and saw those flashing lights (from hundreds of feet away) I'd pull a quick turn in someone's driveway and go the other way while Mr. Policeman was busy with someone else.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 03, 2010, 03:57:58 PM
I feel quite sure that if Liskos thought that bringing in new rides would do the trick to
bring people in, they probably would.  How-
ever, new rides come with a huge pricetag.
 
Quite a few years ago, the Beach Club bands
were on the free act lawn, and there was a
beer wagon on the lawn closest to the Hotel.
They made more money than anytime that they
had the dance inside.  What they would lose in
door charges, they would gain in beer sales.
I think if they tried that over July 4th weekend,
it may surprise the Beach Club operators how
much of a crowd they would draw by having
lots of room and lots of fresh air.  They would
just be making their money in a different way,
through the beer sales.  If it rains, they could
still have the Beach Club available.
 
One thing that was mentioned in yesterday's
Tribune, the PLCB had decoys out at all C.L.
bars, and the article was written that only one
establishment did not get a citation for serving
an underage drinker, the Dry Dock.  Not sure
how true the next statement is:  that there was
a roadblock across all four lanes in front of Miller
Food Factory that same nite.  Sure is funny
that the Conneaut Lake bars are always the ones
targeted on big weekends.  I could swear that
there are other bars in other parts of Crawford
County (crap, more sarcasm).


I heard there's a noise problem with outdoor bands at the lake. People across the water don't want to hear the music. It may just be a rumor.

As for the PD... there again, someone is pulling the strings on that as well, in my opinion. Don't get me wrong, I love cops, completely respect everything they do, putting their life on the line for us all. But the Gestapo-like check points are a bit much, even for those with halos over their heads, because it does seem that the lake is being targeted, every weekend. What about the weekdays? Does no one drink on the weekdays too?

Showing your driver's license, registration and proof of insurance is not a big price to pay for someone's life ~who may or may not have a drunk driving accident. An ounce of prevention.... you know the saying.

What would happen if they asked for citizenship papers too? What makes the difference? Isn't that what everyone is all upset about with Arizona?

Correct me if I'm wrong here, I'm just trying to understand. In Erie, everyone works together. The bars all work together, the police are there to supervise and maintain the peace, but they do not just stop you and ask for papers just because you happen to be in the area. If you become unruly or they see a problem, they're right there on it, as they should be.

Any officers lurking out there that would like to jump in and talk about this?

I just want to add that if I WAS drunk, and saw those flashing lights (from hundreds of feet away) I'd pull a quick turn in someone's driveway and go the other way while Mr. Policeman was busy with someone else.

Funny you should mention that, Zip.  When I said
exactly the same thing this weekend, I was told
that that is why they have so many cops at the
same checkpoint.  If someone pulls out of line and
trys to take another route, the chase you down,
and off to jail you go!
 
I know that these cops get the extra pay for giving up a weekend time-off time to work, but
Conneaut Lake is really getting slammed by all
of this.  It probably is the best place for them
to get the most bang out of their buck, but it
sure is ruining the businesses.  Coming to
Conneaut was what alot of the Burgers looked
forward to, and they are our lifeline up here.
 
Instead of me going into a place with a liquor
license, I now have the option, which the state
came up with, all patrons have the RIGHT to
bring in beer, alcohol, that they purchased before
they get to the restaurant that they are eating
at, and can literally save alot of money if you
think about it.  My place has both a beer dist.
and a liquor store less than 1/2 mile away.  The
customer has to take home any beer or liquor
that they have not consumed, but it sure will
save on my liquor liability insurance. 
 
For anyone who doubts what I have just printed,
call the Erie Office of the PLCE (liquor enforcement) and they will verify what I just
printed.  The lids have to be on their bottles,
but at least they can still have their drink of
choice with their dinner.  I'm sure we still have
to make sure no one leaves intoxicated, but
at least it gives the restaurant an even playing
field with the full service restaurants.  The
number to call the PLCE is 814/217-0001.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 03, 2010, 05:07:11 PM
We went thru the check just to experience it and it was in front of Millers Food Factory. He simply asked me if I had been drinking tonight and I said "I haven't had a drink in 16 years" and he said "Ok, go"! In some strange way I was kinda proud to be able to tell him that.?!  ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 03, 2010, 05:10:05 PM
BTW Zip,,,, if they see you turn around or try to avoid the traffic stop in any way, they will come after you. ::) 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 03, 2010, 06:38:11 PM
Lock, did they shine their flashlights into your car at all?  When they were in front of Lasch's last
year, they had all sorts of people get out of their
cars that were pulled over, and going thru the
cars checking everything out.  I guess the local
departments are given orders from the upper
eschelon on where to set up.  This was just the
first time I've heard of them setting up both lanes.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 03, 2010, 10:46:15 PM
Ottawa Hills Police Chase #2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS-TO5iC6EE#lq-lq2-hq-vhq)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 04, 2010, 08:51:07 AM
Ottawa Hills Police Chase #2 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS-TO5iC6EE#lq-lq2-hq-vhq[/url])
Ottawa Hills Police Chase #2 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zS-TO5iC6EE#lq-lq2-hq-vhq[/url])

 
Mornin, Zip.  I couldn't view your police chases on
this darn computer, it said to go to You Tube.
Between the darn rainy weekend weather and the
checkpoints, it sure does suck!  Have a good
weekend, and call some day when it does not rain.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 04, 2010, 10:18:13 AM
Lock, did they shine their flashlights into your car at all?  When they were in front of Lasch's last
year, they had all sorts of people get out of their
cars that were pulled over, and going thru the
cars checking everything out.  I guess the local
departments are given orders from the upper
eschelon on where to set up.  This was just the
first time I've heard of them setting up both lanes.

 
 
No flashlights.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on June 05, 2010, 03:27:42 AM
i got stopped today at a safety ck point in oil city. iwas so nervous looking for my ins card & registration, that the cars moved up & i went forward still looking & all he wanted to see was that i had my seatbelt on!!! which i always do! gave me propaganda on why i should wear it always, i was shaking after that, even tough i had NO reason to worry!! LOL!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 05, 2010, 11:08:55 AM
I know it was originaly called Evansburg. I have never looked fora book on it.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 05, 2010, 11:19:05 AM
Okay,  I'm OCD and I had to look.

Here's at least some things:

http://www.amazon.com/Conneaut-Lake-Park-Images-America/dp/0738537799 (http://www.amazon.com/Conneaut-Lake-Park-Images-America/dp/0738537799)

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Conneaut-Lake-Park/Lee-O-Bush/e/9780935408041/?itm=7&USRI=conneaut+lake (http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Conneaut-Lake-Park/Lee-O-Bush/e/9780935408041/?itm=7&USRI=conneaut+lake)

Plug this into gogle:   +"history of" +"conneaut lake" +book


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 05, 2010, 11:46:13 AM
Just an FYI, the park will be open on Thursdays starting June 24th, not June 17th as originally planned.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 05, 2010, 12:44:17 PM
I saw this on the other CLP forum.   
http://mikeshistoricamusementparks.com/giftshop/clpbook/clpbook.html (http://mikeshistoricamusementparks.com/giftshop/clpbook/clpbook.html)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 05, 2010, 01:20:05 PM
I saw this on the other CLP forum.   
[url=http://mikeshistoricamusementparks.com/giftshop/clpbook/clpbook.html]http://mikeshistoricamusementparks.com/giftshop/clpbook/clpbook.html ([url]http://mikeshistoricamusementparks.com/giftshop/clpbook/clpbook.html[/url])[/url]

 
They do carry them at the Barns & Nobles in
Erie just across from the Millcreek Mall on Peach
Street.  That is the book by Mike Costello.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 05, 2010, 06:53:00 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy a book about the lake history or even the park specifically if there is one?

 
Sno-cone,,,,
I have the following books and probably you can find some of them on eBay, Amazon, etc.
 
"A Lovely Spot" - Copyright 1904 and published by the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad. Good text and many photos. I think you can buy it for $10.00 at the Conneaut Lake Historical Soc.
 
"Images of Conneaut Lake Park" - Copyright 2005 by Michael E.Costello 
Contact Arcadia Publishing at : www.arcadiapublishing.com (http://www.arcadiapublishing.com)
 
"The Lake as it Was", an informal history an memoir of Conneaut Lake. By Bronson B.Luty.  Copyright 1994 by The Crawford County Historical Society Very informitive.
 
"Conneaut Lake Park", the First 100 Years of fun.
Copyright 1992 by Amusement Park Books, inc. Authors are Lee Bush and Richard Hershey. Many photos and something very different in this book; Ride Biblographyeach ride and when it was installed and for how long it ran. All specs on each ride. Repairs on each ride when and why. Ride capacities, riders per hour, 20 years of roof repair. Too many stats to mention here. A very valuable book of info.
 
 
 
I hope this helps in you finding some of the books you would like to get. Keep looking. These prolly aren't the only ones out there. Your best place to look would be at the CL Historical Soc. right in downtown Conneaut Lake.   :thumbsup: 
 
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on June 05, 2010, 07:53:14 PM
I wish Mike (Costello) would post on here, but I think he has "moved on".  I met him while on the Volunteer Weekends.  He is a fine man and impressed me on his knowledge and dedication to CLP.  He gave his Heart and Soul to CLP but I feel he got "burned out" and couldn't put up with the "BS" of the Park at the time.  I have heard "through the grapevine" that this is often the case with those with passion for the Park, and who work there.  I hope that this PAST pattern will change for the benefit of all who want the Park to suceed!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on June 05, 2010, 07:56:36 PM
My daughter worked at the park the summer of 2000.  She was going off to Pitt in the fall and was looking to earn money.  She lifeguarded during the day at the waterpark and waitressed evenings at the hotel.  She doubled out so much that she often slept there.  The last month that she worked she never got paid.  That was a tough lesson for her.  She still has a bitter taste about the park, even though ownership has changed. 
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on June 05, 2010, 08:42:50 PM
JANET,  A number of us have heard of similar stories of past workers at the Park.  Maybe it is "wishful thinking", but I think that the Park has "higher vibratioin" Souls, at the helm now, including the Trustees and the Park Restoration Group.  Sorry I disappointed you with my comments on the Obama Forum some time back.  I like you and we will still be friends even though our Political opinions differ!   :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on June 05, 2010, 09:56:37 PM
I too believe that we have people at the helm who are working very hard and have the park's best interest in their hearts.  I am used to being disappointed politically - I am a liberal Democrat living in the world of Crawford County Republicans.  I get disillusioned, but always recover remembering the humanity of us all.  Even in a Republican's heart there is a grain of sanity.  (maybe).
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gore range on June 05, 2010, 09:57:12 PM
Does anyone know where I can buy a book about the lake history or even the park specifically if there is one?

....Luty's "The Lake as it Was" is almost all text with a few pen & ink line drawings, but very enlightening and abundantly revealing with the hitherto unknown and fast-fading earlier lake and park history; certainly the most informative single-source publication on the area that I've come across....

....it's a paperback, 110 double-column pages w/12 glossy pages of rather rare area early photos....

....I have an extra copy I'll be happy to send to you gratis....

...."Conneaut Lake Park", the First 100 Years of fun is out of print and has become somewhat of a pricey collector's item, for the sellers of course ::) ; though, it is as Lock notes, a revealing book, some nice listings of facts/data, but mostly pictures, many of which are rare seldom-previously-seen Park pics, however, the quality of the printed pics isn't exactly the best but enlightening never the less....

....all the local area libraries do have multiple copies- being out of print and trendedly over-pricey, Tig took the digital cam this last trip and played Illya Kuryakin in getting a number of pics of the contents to expand the mile-high CLP
image archives :)  ....

....the Bessemer &  Lake Erie "A Lovely Spot" is a reproduction of the early 20th century railroad's tourist pamplet endeavoring to generate mup-per ridership on it's rails into the Exposition Park; its an enlightening, though short, publicist's tourist-oriented period-publication of those days long, long ago....

...."Images of Conneaut Lake Park"  is almost entirely pictures, most of which are familiar to old park enthusiasts, though it does contains a fair number of not-so-familiar pics, some from various folks' personal photo albums. The quality of most of the pics is fair to good for a reasonably priced paperback. A sleight distraction is that several of the comments under a small number of the pics are factually incorrect; but overall it is well worth the current price....


....the Conneaut Lake Historical Society has published a 148 page spiral-bound booklet on Conneaut Lake's history containing some text, several time lines & charts, and many pictures not seen elsewhere- my favorite; Vigil Keene's garage in 1958 just after he 'remodeled' it with the new Chevy wrecker out front ;D ....

....the 6"x8" booklet does have a lot of local advertising throughout its pages, but like high school year books, such cuts really down on the cost and it too is a good purchase for insights of fading times gone by...

   [/]


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 06, 2010, 12:49:19 PM
Gore, every time that I see tons of vehicles at
Sheetz, and now the updated Sheetz, I think of
the old guys who used to sit out front every day
just like it was their job to be there.  I have
always wondered what Virgil would say if he could
just come back for one day and see his old lot
again.  His daughter is one of the funniest people
I know in Conneaut Lake--I have dubbed her the
Female Mayor of Conneaut Lake.  She knows just
about everything that goes on, and really speaks
her mind.  What a hoot!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 06, 2010, 04:36:13 PM
Ya got that right kid! ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 07, 2010, 10:13:43 AM
Did anyone make it over to the park this weekend?  How were the crowds?  With everything else we have going on I don't think we'll get over again til 4th of July weekend.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on June 12, 2010, 08:07:25 PM
I thought somewhere a while back, that Wanda said she was opened at that point in Linesville where you turn to head toward the park. I went through there yesterday with the thoughts of eating there but it looks more abandoned than it has for the last year or so. Just wondered if anyone knew anything or maybe I misunderstood the location. I know this isn't really CLP but I think this is the thread where I first read this.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 12, 2010, 10:43:59 PM
Did anyone make it over to the park this weekend?  How were the crowds?  With everything else we have going on I don't think we'll get over again til 4th of July weekend.

 
PK,,,, took the car over for Friday night cruise. Bad. Only about 20-some cars there. Only about ten cars in the parking lot across the road out front. Nothing atthe Beach Club unless it picked up later after 9pm. Not many cars in the parking lot today either. Too bad!   :shocked:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on June 13, 2010, 12:27:41 AM
You're right Lock -- not very many people were there when I stopped out for Park fries around 8 p.m.    Maybe the low attendance was due to the many graduation ceremonies & parties.   

The classic/antique RV's on display were neat -- especially the shiny silver bullet-shaped one from the 1930's.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 13, 2010, 10:32:39 AM
The whole Conneaut Lake area was slow last night; even the Pelican didn't seem as busy as usual.  I went to the Fairway 12. Shadow's Force was playing. They've got some big events this summer, the Thunder in the City event, and they will be participating in the Crawford County Fair. Excellent band.

I am always curious to know what people do when they don't come out. Maybe I should start a thread called "What did you do last night?" I almost didn't go myself. Mr. Zip and I were watching an old movie on Turner Classics, but he thought it was a nice night for a bike ride, so he came out too.

Speaking of out...
Seems the word is out on the big event next Sunday at Sprague Farm and Brew Works in Venango PA. I happen to know there's a big surprise in store for those who attend. Very exciting, but it's a secret.... can't tell. Goosebump good. :)

Jake is home now from the "war zone", and told me he will have some unique items included in the Chinese Auction for all the guys.

Also I heard some troops direct from Afghanistan will have some time off and will be spending it with us. What an honor.

This will be a wonderful patriotic day for everyone, plus it's all being filmed for a documentary proposed for the Military Channel, so please come out and support our troops, our US Navy Seals, and those who give it all, for all of us. Proceeds are being donated to the Naval Special Warfare Foundation... the US Navy Seals and their families. We're listed on their events page.. here: http://www.nswfoundation.org/events.htm (http://www.nswfoundation.org/events.htm)



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on June 13, 2010, 12:11:17 PM
We watched an online presentation of Tom Friedman to MIT I think in '04 about his book, The World is Flat. (Anakin is taking a class).  Actually it was quite good. Want to read that book next; can't believe I haven't read it yet.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 16, 2010, 10:33:14 PM
Someone posted on another CLP board I read that there was a fire today at the park and that the Kiddieland restroom burned.  I checked the Trib & Goerie and can't find anything.  Anyone know anything about this?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 16, 2010, 11:27:38 PM
It's true.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 17, 2010, 07:57:20 AM
I pray it was not an intentionally set fire.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on June 17, 2010, 09:04:06 AM
I felt so bad when I read the morning paper. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on June 17, 2010, 09:34:04 AM
How many fires does it take within a certain area (say one square mile or so) before someone begins to think "this can't possibly be just bad luck or coincidence."


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on June 17, 2010, 10:33:50 AM
things that make you go hhhmmm! na, PSP is too busy doing safety ck points for seatbelts to do anything about it. :confused:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on June 17, 2010, 12:25:56 PM
Yes but not wearing a seatbelt can kill you. So far, thankfully, no one has died in a CLP fire.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 17, 2010, 03:26:15 PM
I can't find anything in the online Trib about this to know if they addressed this.   But doesn't this now leave the park with only the restrooms outside the water park?  Those ones and the Kiddieland ones are the only ones I know of outside the hotel and club.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 17, 2010, 07:12:54 PM
I got a copy of the article - how sad:
 
(http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm162/PK_OH/CLP%20Pictures/Kiddieland_17Jun2010.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 17, 2010, 08:58:19 PM
I can't find anything in the online Trib about this to know if they addressed this.   But doesn't this now leave the park with only the restrooms outside the water park?  Those ones and the Kiddieland ones are the only ones I know of outside the hotel and club.

Not sure if they're open, but there used to be ones behind the bumper cars...are they still there?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on June 17, 2010, 09:25:08 PM
If I remember correctly, isn't this really close to the Carousel? If so, did it sustain any damage? I would certainly like to think that is not intentional but it sure makes you wonder.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: beanie on June 17, 2010, 10:59:39 PM
This is so sad. That park just can't catch a break.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 17, 2010, 11:42:55 PM
Has anyone called the park lately?  Who is the man talking on there?  It sounds like he is saying Conneaut Lake BARK.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 17, 2010, 11:45:20 PM
Job Johnny placed over by the lawn area.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 18, 2010, 07:31:37 AM
So now all those kids of potty-training age have to run for it on the other side of the park?  Better bring extra pull ups.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: bluebomber on June 18, 2010, 07:43:09 AM
The carosel was not damaged. I happened to be in the park when this happened. The two men working on the Blue Streak were the first on the scene and using garden hoses, one was on the restroom and the other was watering down the carosel. The back side of the Blue Streak station is right beside that restroom as well, this could have been a major disaster if not for the two men and the local vol. fire depts. It seemed as if the firefighters were there within 5-10 min of the siren going off, a couple may have been there even before. Very impressive.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 18, 2010, 07:59:47 AM
Funny, I had heard Wednesday evening that the Pope kid (Dreamland ballroom arsonist) got released from prison earlier. Woke up Thursday morning to the news about the fire.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 18, 2010, 10:06:35 AM
Funny, I had heard Wednesday evening that the Pope kid (Dreamland ballroom arsonist) got released from prison earlier. Woke up Thursday morning to the news about the fire.

 
 
Aaaahhhhhh!!!  Geesh! Very interesting Zippy! :what: :no: :huh: :shocked: :eyebrow:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on June 18, 2010, 10:17:49 AM
If he did get out, how did he do that so soon.I can't remember how long he was sentenced. They need to put 24hr. security in that park. Who's to say the merry-go-round wasn't on their mind when they set that restroom. I was told by a fireman that it got warm but they kept it cooled down.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 18, 2010, 12:05:38 PM
Funny, I had heard Wednesday evening that the Pope kid (Dreamland ballroom arsonist) got released from prison earlier. Woke up Thursday morning to the news about the fire.


I just don't know how anyone could be so stuuuuuuuuupid, if he did just get out of prison, and then set another fire.

I love the carousel. Thank God they saved it.


 
 
 
Aaaahhhhhh!!!  Geesh! Very interesting Zippy! :what: :no: :huh: :shocked: :eyebrow:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 18, 2010, 05:45:27 PM
I don't know how potty trainers coped as it was.  Unless the place was empty that restroom always had a line.  When the water park's open the one up there is always a mess.  I never knew there was one by the bumper cars, if it is even still there.  Hopefully they'll be able to figure something out like one of those potty trailers or something, particularly before Pumpkinfest.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 18, 2010, 08:57:53 PM
Zip, you didn't do your famous quote that you put on here every time there's a fire at the park!   ;)   LOL


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 18, 2010, 09:23:55 PM
Cough... cough... :(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 18, 2010, 09:28:34 PM
Cough... cough... :(
AHH There it is! Thanks! Love it! (as horrible a subject as it is.)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 18, 2010, 09:38:00 PM
I thought somewhere a while back, that Wanda said she was opened at that point in Linesville where you turn to head toward the park. I went through there yesterday with the thoughts of eating there but it looks more abandoned than it has for the last year or so. Just wondered if anyone knew anything or maybe I misunderstood the location. I know this isn't really CLP but I think this is the thread where I first read this.

It is taking longer than anticipated to get the building ready to open.
The Amish are doing a great job, but they can only make it there when they have a driver, and availability to phone service.  I really
wanted to be open no later than Father's Day, and that is not going
to happen.  I will know tomorrow when I meet with the owner as to
when he anticipates opening, as I am just working as the manager
for him--he makes the final decisions.  I did get the phone number
that I wanted, as he gave me tremendous lee-way as to how I wanted the inside to look.  The number will be 683-RIBZ.  John is
filling in tihe back (I'm going to lose that beautiful pond), but I want
to put picnic tables outside for additional seating.  Since this place
is so much smaller, I would suggest making reservations if you know
you are coming.  The new name will be RIBZ STEAKHOUSE, open at
11:30 every day.  Hope this info. answers your questions, and sorry
that I haven't been able to open yet.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 18, 2010, 10:24:26 PM
That pond is prolly a skeeter nest anyhow. ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on June 18, 2010, 11:03:34 PM
The restrooms are still by the Dogem.  Here are a few pictures on renovating the Blue Streak. You could actually smell the new wood that was being put down.   Pictures were taken Tuesday, June 15, 2010.
 (http://inlinethumb48.webshots.com/44207/2120770460104284205S425x425Q85.jpg)[/URL]
 
(http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/15466/2317360430104284205S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2317360430104284205NOEITN)
 
(http://inlinethumb58.webshots.com/41657/2337311740104284205S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2337311740104284205SkuHen)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 18, 2010, 11:15:00 PM
OTP - Thanks for posting those pictures!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 19, 2010, 04:19:58 AM
So did Pope really get out? 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 19, 2010, 08:57:02 AM
So did Pope really get out? 


Yes.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 19, 2010, 09:32:35 AM
Openthepark - thank you for the pictures and the restroom tip.  I never knew about that one.
 
PitnPub - thanks for the restaurant update.  My fingers are crossed for ya that everything will work out and it'll be soon.  Mr. PK's too coz he wants his steak and garlic bread.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 19, 2010, 09:47:17 AM
If he did get out, how did he do that so soon.I can't remember how long he was sentenced. They need to put 24hr. security in that park. Who's to say the merry-go-round wasn't on their mind when they set that restroom. I was told by a fireman that it got warm but they kept it cooled down.

There is a different story about the release of Nick(ass----)Pope
that I heard yesterday.  A friend of mine called the right people,
and they looked it up in their records when he is supposed to get
out, or if he is already out.  According to their records, he is still
in jail, was in jail the day of the fire, and is scheduled to be released
in 2011.  That to me only says one thing:  he did not actually do the fire, BUT........he still has a following that believes in what he
has done in the past was not a bad thing.  I think that is where the
ATF should start getting involved again. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 19, 2010, 02:58:07 PM
Speaking of the ATF, whatever happened with them and their investigation?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 20, 2010, 12:35:41 PM
"completed"


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on June 20, 2010, 03:43:10 PM
Wasn't the Pope kid's trial and incarceration the result of the ATF investigation?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 21, 2010, 06:56:56 AM
Wasn't the Pope kid's trial and incarceration the result of the ATF investigation?

Yes, and the reason he is incarcerated is because Jason Wick of the
ATF kept on it.  It was really interesting to watch how they work,
and it would not surprise me one bit if they are involved again.  We
all know that this Pope kid has a following. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 21, 2010, 08:05:35 PM
 :thumbsup:
Jason Wick


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 21, 2010, 10:22:16 PM
Does anyone know who the administrator of the Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page?  Not the group one, the "business" one that looks official and has over 3,000 friends.  It needs to be updated, the blurb on the left of the page under the logo says that they park is closed.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 21, 2010, 11:57:20 PM
Wasn't the Pope kid's trial and incarceration the result of the ATF investigation?

Yes, and the reason he is incarcerated is because Jason Wick of the
ATF kept on it.  It was really interesting to watch how they work,
and it would not surprise me one bit if they are involved again.  We
all know that this Pope kid has a following.
We do?  Does he?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 22, 2010, 12:46:34 AM
He knows.
They know.
:)
It's all good.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 22, 2010, 07:47:51 AM
Hi Zip, yup, I think you are right that they are working on it.  I hope
that this time he will catch the right one to do the talking and start
naming all of the others involved.  More important to me to know is:
WHY?  WHY ARE THEY DOING THIS TO SOMETHING THAT IS FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL?
 
In some ways I feel that our legal system has some blame in all of
this.  Pope did millions of dollars of damage, yet he gets out of
jail in 2011?  I think my parents were more strict than our legal
system is now.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on June 22, 2010, 08:35:32 AM
We don't know yet if the fire was set intentionally, an accident, caused by the electrical system, etc.  BUT if this "puke POPE" or his "followers" had anything to do with it, or even some other kids, it just goes to show how the family unit has deteriorated over the years.  Families and every individual, need to take inventory of their life and see if they match up to God/Christ principles.  If not, then we should work on them at our own pace, and realize that we are "all one".  What we do to each other, we do to ourselves.  We all know this and it is nothing new but needs to be brought up over and over until we eventually "get it right" for each of us and all involved.  Not a sermon, just plain ole common sense and time honored Wisdom!  See you at the Park over the 4th and maybe we can have another "Bloggers Cruise", have a nice get together, and help John and Eileen with expenses!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 22, 2010, 11:10:14 PM
It is my understanding that the electric service was shut off at the time of the fire thereby making me think it had to be intentially set. ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 23, 2010, 09:22:55 AM
Wasn't the Pope kid's trial and incarceration the result of the ATF investigation?

Yes, and the reason he is incarcerated is because Jason Wick of the
ATF kept on it.  It was really interesting to watch how they work,
and it would not surprise me one bit if they are involved again.  We
all know that this Pope kid has a following.
We do?  Does he?
I mean, how do we know Pope has a following?  And who is his following?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 23, 2010, 01:22:06 PM
Wasn't the Pope kid's trial and incarceration the result of the ATF investigation?

Yes, and the reason he is incarcerated is because Jason Wick of the
ATF kept on it.  It was really interesting to watch how they work,
and it would not surprise me one bit if they are involved again.  We
all know that this Pope kid has a following.
We do?  Does he?
I mean, how do we know Pope has a following?  And who is his following?
  If you would have gone to this past year's Holiday of
Lights, at the very end of the beautiful picnic family (right across
the street from the Flynn House property) there is, what I believe
to be a stop sign), but anyhow, there was some type of sign that
had a clear white backing.  On what I believe was the last nite
of the lighting display, I drove the Community News Photographer
around slowing thru each display so that she could rest her camera
on top of my VW to get a "still" photo, which turns 0ut better.
 
In regards to how do we know that Pope still has a following, on
the back of the sign that was at the very end of the patriotic
booth, someone had taken red spray paint and painted the words "WE LOVE NICK POPE".  Now, we can deduct Pope himself from
painting those words,  someone painted the exact  the same thing
at the Harmonsburg Grade School a couple of months afte Pope got
arrested and was in jail.
 
If you stop and think, the way he was caught was because a girl
videotaped him at the Church and also at the Dreamland Ballroom
with her video cell phone.  That is what convicted him.  I don't
know this girl, and hopefully she was just following his orders, but
Jason Wick and group had that as primary evidence.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 23, 2010, 02:55:19 PM
And she got nothing?  Wow.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 23, 2010, 03:00:24 PM
Wow, thanks PnP


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 23, 2010, 03:42:39 PM
Does anyone know who the administrator of the Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page?  Not the group one, the "business" one that looks official and has over 3,000 friends.  It needs to be updated, the blurb on the left of the page under the logo says that they park is closed.

The page has been updated, so THANK YOU if you're reading this forum.  It would still be very, very beneficial to know who the administrator is, so that the page can be updated regularly from the administrator level.  Communication about the Park is extremely important, so Facebook is a good tool, and it would be great to have the admin person helping to spread all the good news that can come.  If you are, or know who is, the admin, please e-mail me at clhs82@aol.com.
 
thanks.....
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 23, 2010, 03:46:12 PM
According to the whois registrar the administrator is still George D.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on June 23, 2010, 03:49:47 PM
Quote
According to the whois registrar the administrator is still George D.

Maybe he still is  ???   :what:   :eyebrow:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on June 23, 2010, 04:55:40 PM
Well, it probably wasn't changed since the web domain was purchased. I think Zip can handle that.... ;-)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 23, 2010, 05:05:25 PM
So, just to clarify, I'm not referring to the www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com) site, I mean the Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page.  So, is there a way to find that out via that whois?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 23, 2010, 05:27:34 PM
I don't know who is doing the Facebook page. Sorry. (It's not me.)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 23, 2010, 05:44:11 PM
So, just to clarify, I'm not referring to the [url=http://www.conneautlakepark.com]www.conneautlakepark.com[/url] ([url]http://www.conneautlakepark.com[/url]) site, I mean the Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page.  So, is there a way to find that out via that whois?


The creator or moderator should be listed somewhere on the page but it isn't. I guess they opted out on privacy or something along those lines.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 23, 2010, 06:09:53 PM
Just an FYI for people who don't understand...
Anyone can open a Facebook page. It's as easy as signing up for a Hotmail or Yahoo account, and free. It is being hosted on a network of computers somewhere, which is being maintained by a company like Yahoo or Google.

"Whois.com" keeps track of registered domain names. Those are something people pay for, though it's very inexpensive. In order to have a private website, you must have a domain name, and a web server hosting the website on a computer somewhere. They maintain their computer systems by selling the space used for hosting the websites, and by selling ad space. Some companies put a space limit on their customers, some do not.

Some larger businesses buy their own server computers and host their own websites within their network. It just depends.

Facebook is a public service. I personally think they are very "big brother" friendly. The more people sign up, put all their private info on them ... their "likes" and "dislikes".. add all of their friends.... tag them in photos so all one needs to do is search for photos of ... me.. for example, and up pops anything "big brother" might want to know about me.

This is the norm now. It's not a big deal as long as you don't mind being out there for all to see, and it's a good way to say hello to old friends from school that live a million miles away now....

...provided you had any friends from school.

I imagine "Classmates" took a hit when Facebook opened.

Facebook is also a good way to get your message out to many people all at the same time.... providing you have a message you want to get out there. LOL Like a big email or conference call to everyone you know... with photos, videos, and more.... all at their convenience when they want to read it.

Most of the time it's people just venting steam about their day or playing "Farmville" and other silly games, but everyone needs a bit of time away from the drudge.






Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 23, 2010, 08:35:31 PM
We had a huge turnout for a class reunion two years running (again this August!) all word of mouth via FB.  It's been a blast. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 23, 2010, 09:13:56 PM
And she got nothing?  Wow.
  I think she got a plea deal (maybe not the right terminology) but there had to be a reason why she didn't
go down with him, and that is really the best person to tell
the truth to save her butt.  Jason is an excellent ATF agent,
but I think he could make someone's life miserable through
intimidation to get to the truth.
 
I never did find out how they found out just where they knew
where Nick Pope was sleeping that nite, as they were planning
on staying in Conneaut Lake for two nites.  Right before they
registered, Jason got a phone call, and then he changed it to
just one nite.  I must admit how stupid I was not realizing why
he had so many men with him that nite, but they did use the
suite to change clothes in and "armor up".  I got a call from
another blogger the next nite that the whole take-down looked
like something from a movie, and Pope turned over his phone with
no problem.  (I would too, if I had a BIG gun staring at me). 
 
According to people that know him during his jail time, he is just
dumb as a box of rocks.  I don't believe that, I see him as a
manipulator who will someday find a huge amount of money in
his bank account.  If you think about it in this way:  the Harmonsburg Church may have been a "trial run" to see just how
fast it takes to get a total burn.  The dumb ass should have
realized that when the Bible didn't catch fire, he shoud have quit
while he was still ahead.  That was a beautiful, little old church
who alot of people cherished.  I think that fire gave him the con-
fidence to do his next assignment.  Just remember one thing on
the Dreamland fire: there was a can of kerosene or gasoline, (I
can't remember exactly which one), and also a pile of soaked
rags sitting by an unlocked door.  That is not what the normal
man does when he is working with things like that. 
 
Also, a friend of mine got a call in the middle of the nite that there
was a big fire at the Park.  He immediately got dressed, and went
over.  The fire in the Maintenance Dept. was burning evenly around
the whole department within a matter of minutes.  Doesn't that tell
us that an accellerant was used to surround the whole bottom of the
wooden Maintenance Dept.  A fire is determined by where the hottest
spot turned out which started the fire.  Not so in this case.
 
The same nite that on the news, it was announced that "all of the
motors for all of the rides was in the maintenance room".  Not true
at all.  Most, if not all, were in the Convention Center.  Now, I think
they have them located in a secret location after the seasons end.
 
And, the last thing I will say about having a following, because I
know alot of people feel my posts are too long:  there were benches carved at the playground at the old Summit Grade School,
that said the same words--we love Nick Pope.  The Summit School
is right next to the Harmonsburg Church that burned.  Those
carvings started showing up about three months after Pope got
arrested and incarcerated.  I don't believe he is dumb as a box of
rocks, and is smart enough to play act to make everyone believe
that he is.  However, I will always feel someone is calling the shots
and he IS stupid enough to have his fans carry out the deeds.
 
These are definitely middle of the nite perps, when us normal people
are sleeping.  So, we have exactly one year until Pope gets out,
and arsonists get a thrill out of what they see from their actions.
Our best hope will be that he moves to another state, or better
yet, end up in Hell!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on June 24, 2010, 05:22:51 AM
Does anyone know who the administrator of the Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page?  Not the group one, the "business" one that looks official and has over 3,000 friends.  It needs to be updated, the blurb on the left of the page under the logo says that they park is closed.

The page has been updated, so THANK YOU if you're reading this forum.  It would still be very, very beneficial to know who the administrator is, so that the page can be updated regularly from the administrator level.  Communication about the Park is extremely important, so Facebook is a good tool, and it would be great to have the admin person helping to spread all the good news that can come.  If you are, or know who is, the admin, please e-mail me at clhs82@aol.com.
 
thanks.....

I'm thinking it's someone thats over at the Junction....as soon as I posted about it over there, it got changed....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 24, 2010, 08:58:53 AM
I have a sort of funny story about this Pope kid.  My oldest daughter actually brought this kid home once.  He was the strangest looking thing I had ever laid eyes on.  At the time he had very long, very thick  hair and dressed quite heavily in camo and black.  Big heavy boots, it was summer....in fact it was CC Fair week now that I think about it.....and he had on a long heavy coat, just very messed up.  He was a mess.  So I take one look at him ---and honestly I have no problem....I'm thinking to myself "there will be someone else standing here in less then 2 weeks".....cause that's how she was.  We chatted and he was pleasant enough BUT I had a bad vibe.  I don't know if it was a bad vibe because I knew my husband was going to FLIP OUT when he saw this kid and I wanted him to leave before he got home or if he just had bad vibes----hard to say knowing what we all know.  So she knows this is going to be a hard sale on her dad.  So she's prepping me knowing I'm going to stay cool on the exterior and play nice and not be judgmental right?  She tells me that she would like to introduce Nick to dad.  How about at the fair this evening while we are all up there?  I'm thinking let's get this over with....dad won't freak out too bad in public right?  Sooooo - we are at the fair and here comes my beautiful daughter with Nick Pope hand in hand no less approaching my husband and he finally sees them and I am so scared for her.....she introduces him and my husband was cordial and it was over before I knew it and they are walking off to stroll around and he yells to her to be up to the barn at such-and-such a time and off they go.  My husband then turns and looks at me and said "What in the HELL was that!"  I told him how she had brought him home a couple days earlier and he said to me, a bit venomously, "Why in the world didn't you prepare me for that!"  Yep.  He was mad at me.  Guess he had to be mad at someone at the moment.  Anyway, the next day he sat her down and told her she was not allowed to see him.  (His actual words were much stronger.)  She told him he was being prejudice.  He said he didn't give a shit cause he knows evil when he shakes hands with it and his daughter was not going to hanging out with that thing.  He told me he had such a bad feeling about the kid it was overwhelming.  I asked him if he was sure that was all it was.....he was so freaking weird to look at too!  He asked me if I would let her introduce her to MY father.  I said "I'd rather she didn't.  So that became the new standard.  He told her "if you can be proud to introduce a young man to your grandfather, then by all means bring him on home."  This was the one and only time he forbid her to see a boy.  And he was adamant about it. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on June 24, 2010, 10:01:24 AM
PnP - as always thanks for the infoCLW - Amazing story.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 24, 2010, 12:13:18 PM
We need more parents like you and Mr Who CLW! I know the feeling he had. It jumps right out atcha. I've worked with men all my life and I feel that I also am a pretty good judge of character. :eyebrow: 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: sunflower3 on June 24, 2010, 08:31:44 PM
A new article on goerie.com announced that the American Coaster Enthusiasts are donating $10,000 to the fund to restore the Blue Streak!

 :wahoo:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 24, 2010, 08:51:44 PM
Didn't see the article yet, but ACE already gave $5,000 and today they announced that they're giving another $5,000.   
 
It was a wonderful site to see the ride area busy with visitors. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on June 24, 2010, 09:06:24 PM
IC2ITUC - Please email me when you get a chance. guapodugh@yahoo.com  Thanks
GUAP,  I sent you a reply....CLW,  I liked your story about your daughter.  Yes, when you get an intutive feeling about evil, it is often best not to give it power and leave.  One can send them a prayer  to receive more of God's light, hoping that through their free will, that eventually they will accept it.  He sounds like he might be heading to be another Charles Mansion!......Are any bloggers going to be staying at the Hotel over the 4th?  PEST, hope to see you and others then because I'm going to spend the Labor Day holiday here at the beach, and most likely won't be back to the Park until Fall for Pumpkin Fest and the Volunteer Cleanup.  :(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on June 25, 2010, 04:24:13 AM
Here is the article.  I'm proud of my organization ACE. Now if the other coaster clubs would do the same!  To my knowledge, this is the first time ACE has ever done this.
(Gave a second donation in any one year.)
That's how important our Blue Streak is to them. What a class outfit!

     Published: June 25. 2010 1:15AM Coaster group's gift boosts fundraising efforts for Conneaut Lake Park's Blue Streak  By TIM HAHN tim.hahn@timesnews.com  CONNEAUT LAKE -- Conneaut Lake Park's historic Blue Streak roller coaster attracted more than 400 of the nation's most passionate roller coaster riders Thursday.
 The bad news for the group was that they couldn't ride famed coaster designer Edward Vettel Sr.'s classic out-and-back design because the 73-year-old thrill ride has been mothballed since 2006.
 The good news for the park is that members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts came bearing gifts to get the Blue Streak back on track.
 The group came to Conneaut Lake Park on Thursday as part of a trek through western Pennsylvania amusement parks, culminating with a trip to Waldameer Park & Water World today, as part of its annual convention.
 They announced before their arrival that A.C.E. would donate $5,000 to a special fund that the park set up to repair the Blue Streak in hopes of getting it operational by the end of summer.
 But A.C.E. President Mark Cole announced during a ceremony dedicating the Blue Streak as an "A.C.E. Roller Coaster Landmark" that the group's board had voted earlier this week to give Conneaut Lake Park an additional $5,000 as well.
 "We're here to show our support for the park, for the restoration of the Blue Streak and for the ongoing business of the park. It's a very historic park," said Cole, of Jacksonville, Fla. "One of the things we do is support the historic parks and historic coasters. They are important to us because there aren't many around like this one anymore."
 The $10,000 contribution represents 10 percent of what park officials hope to raise to pay for repairs that have already started on the distinctive, pale-blue-painted roller coaster.
 The park has so far raised about 30 percent of the amount through community donations and a few special fundraisers. But the spending on the ongoing restoration has been greater than the pledges collected so far, which makes the support of A.C.E. so important, said Jack Moyers, president of the park's board of trustees.
 Leonard Adams, a central Pennsylvania resident who has restored a coaster in Denver similar to the Blue Streak, is undertaking the restoration and was on hand Thursday when A.C.E. members announced their donation and hung the "Ace Roller Coaster Landmark" plaque near the Blue Streak's entrance ramp.
 While A.C.E. members gathered at the roller coaster for Thursday's ceremony, members of the park's board of trustees sold commemorative T-shirts, wooden cutouts of the Blue Streak and discarded pieces of its superstructure from a nearby tent. All of the proceeds will go into the coaster's restoration fund, Moyers said.
 Park overseers have said that getting the Blue Streak running again is key in strengthening the future of the 108-year-old resort and amusement park, which had fallen on hard times over the past few decades. Its rides were shut down for two years while the current board was put in place and began work at identifying and dealing with myriad operational issues, including the park's more than $2 million in back debt.
 The rides are now operated by Lisko Entertainment LLC, an Ohio firm that is leasing the amusement rides and midway.
 Moyers and Tim Lisko of Lisko Entertainment said Thursday that the 2010 season started off slow. But both said they are confident that business will pick up heading into the heart of summer, as long as the weather cooperates.
 
 TIM HAHN can be reached at 392-7821 or by e-mail.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on June 25, 2010, 05:47:39 AM
Jimmyt, here is the bench that is doing the damage to the boardwalk.  Last time I was at CLP, around June 15, it was still there.  All the other green benches have wood slats under their legs and are doing no damage.  This one is another variety and has metal legs touching the boardwalk.  It was the only one of its style there.  I have another picture showing the damage it's doing and will post if necessary.  I'm referring to the green bench on the right in the picture below.  This bench should be removed from the boardwalk and retired to the museum.
 

(http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/9720/2795568920104284205S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2795568920104284205mBnzaq)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 25, 2010, 09:53:31 AM
Jimmyt, here is the bench that is doing the damage to the boardwalk.  Last time I was at CLP, around June 15, it was still there.  All the other green benches have wood slats under their legs and are doing no damage.  This one is another variety and has metal legs touching the boardwalk.  It was the only one of its style there.  I have another picture showing the damage it's doing and will post if necessary.  I'm referring to the green bench on the right in the picture below.  This bench should be removed from the boardwalk and retired to the museum.
 

([url]http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/9720/2795568920104284205S425x425Q85.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2795568920104284205mBnzaq[/url])
Jimmyt, here is the bench that is doing the damage to the boardwalk.  Last time I was at CLP, around June 15, it was still there.  All the other green benches have wood slats under their legs and are doing no damage.  This one is another variety and has metal legs touching the boardwalk.  It was the only one of its style there.  I have another picture showing the damage it's doing and will post if necessary.  I'm referring to the green bench on the right in the picture below.  This bench should be removed from the boardwalk and retired to the museum.
 

([url]http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/9720/2795568920104284205S425x425Q85.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://good-times.webshots.com/photo/2795568920104284205mBnzaq[/url])

 
Just curious, would the Trustees be okay with Jimmy moving that
or does he have to get permission first?  It seems like he has a good
relationship with all of the groups over there, but he is too valuable
of an asset both to them and the forum for him to get in trouble
for moving something without approval.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: beanie on June 25, 2010, 09:59:16 AM
I have a trip up planned late in the summer. Are the odds not that great for the Blue Streak to be up and running before the end of August? I actually have a picture of the sign that was put up I believe the day after the ride was struck by lightning saying that the Blue Streak was closed. Has it been operational at all since then? We'll be going to the park at least once while we're up there, of course, but it would be nice for my son to get to experience the coaster.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 25, 2010, 10:36:38 AM
With so many variables (weather being just one of them), I can guarantee that you won't be able to get any better information than the "estimated 4-6 weeks" that was given yesterday.  And, they didn't say if that included all the testing time. 
I believe the last season the coaster ran was 2006.
I would recommend keeping a close eye on this forum, and signing up for the e-mail newsletters via www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com) .  There's also a CLP Facebook page that a lot of people post on.  All those are good ways to keep updated with all things CLP.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 25, 2010, 01:16:38 PM
Does anyone know what days and hours does the Kaylee Belle operate? I want to take my family for a little cruise on the lake while were up there. Is there a "best time" of the day to do it?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Kaylee Belle on June 25, 2010, 02:17:20 PM
The Kaylee Belle runs from 4-8 pm Thurs and Fri, Sat & Sun 1-7 pm, We run every hour on the hour, and will run later for parties of 8 or more. We also run on off days, just call Capt. John 814-439-0066  Prices: $10.00 per person, children under 12 Free.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 25, 2010, 02:18:06 PM
Thank You!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on June 25, 2010, 02:30:41 PM
I still want to ride on the Kaylee Belle!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 25, 2010, 09:32:56 PM
You can't beat a ride on the Kaylee Belle on a nice day.

:)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 26, 2010, 06:41:11 PM
I just read the Erie coverage on the Blue Streak, and wasn't surprised that some type of money was coming to help out.
However, the July 4th weekend is next weekend, and they are
still about $100,000 short.  Am I wrong that they stated that
it would be running by July 4th weekend when they first announced
that it was going to be running in 2010?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 26, 2010, 06:50:05 PM
(http://www.conneautlakepark.com./NewFiles/july4_2010email.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 26, 2010, 09:54:59 PM
I just read the Erie coverage on the Blue Streak, and wasn't surprised that some type of money was coming to help out.
However, the July 4th weekend is next weekend, and they are
still about $100,000 short.  Am I wrong that they stated that
it would be running by July 4th weekend when they first announced
that it was going to be running in 2010?

July 4th was an initial target, but as things sometimes go, delayed start, funding, weather, etc., etc. the latest update is that if all goes well, 4-6 weeks.  Not sure if that includes testing, too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on June 26, 2010, 10:31:46 PM
Don't get me wrong, as I am not trying to stir things up, but PNP back on page 78 of this thread when you answered my question about your restaurant opening... your opening sentence was that "it was taking longer than anticipated". So in all fairness... we are talking about a historical roller coaster that is going to carry hundreds of adults and children for years to come (hopefully!!!) and I would rather it take longer and be done right than to just throw some new boards on it to get it open and take a chance on something tragic happening. We waited this long so there is no reason to start complaining because it is not done. I am sure the board would love to have it open to attract more visitors but they also don't want to take a chance on it not being done properly.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 27, 2010, 10:54:06 AM
I didn't take PnPs comment as being critical, just asking for clarification.
 
Me personally I was and continue to be kinda surprised that $150K is all it's going to take.  It sounds like these fellows fixing it know what they're doing.  I read somewhere - maybe the goerie.com article - that once the curve is done then they have to run it through 100 times then look and see if anything else needs done. 
 
Thanks Zip for posting the 4th of July special.  While we were looking at coming over for that weekend, not sure at this point if its gonna happen, but that seems like a great deal.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on June 27, 2010, 04:57:40 PM
here is a link to a new painting of the Blue Streak, with a portion of the profits to go to the restoration of the Blue Streak....
 
http://www.lindabarnicott.com/current/blue_streak.html (http://www.lindabarnicott.com/current/blue_streak.html)
 
many of the people in it are long time volunteers during volunteer weekends....
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 27, 2010, 11:03:07 PM
(http://www.conneautlakepark.com./NewFiles/i_blue_streak.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 28, 2010, 11:03:00 AM
Good morning, all.  In response to Granny's answer to my question,
the biggest difference between my restaurant and the Blue Streak
is that I am not owning this restaurant, just managing it, and the
people doing the repair work are working at a snail's pace.  Since
the owner of the building is paying for everything, I have to wait
for his decision on workers and all that goes into getting it open.
 
In some ways, it IS similiar to the park, that they need the workers
to get the work done, and then get an inspection, just like I do.
My concern for the Blue Streak was simply --who is coming up with
the money to pay the workers when the work is done?  I don't have
that worry at the new location like I did when I owned the location.
 
We did see $10,000 come in from the ACE, which was WONDERFUL.
Does anyone know how much more is needed, or maybe they already have a Plan B in place for getting it built, with deferred
payment to the builders.  I think the Blue Streak will be the defining
part of the park at this point. 
 
Zip, that painting is absolutely beautiful.  Once we get open, which
will hopefully be a few days after the 4th, I want to order one of
those.  I had alot of pictures of the park at the Pub, and still want
to continue to keep it alive through pictures when tourists come in
to Linesville instead of Conneaut Lake.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 28, 2010, 09:15:20 PM
(http://conneautlakepark.com/NewFiles/july4_2010email.jpg)
 
There has been a change in the schedule for the 3 day pass for CLP. Instead of Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, it is now Friday, Saturday and Sunday, JULY 2, 3 & 4TH.
 
I don't know all of the details... just wanted to let you know of the change.
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 28, 2010, 09:36:26 PM
Hey PnP... mail me a few hundred bucks and I'll paint you a doozie on black velvet... a real "Blue Streak" original. :)
Haha. Just kidding. That is a pretty painting. I like her trees, and the shady spot in the foreground.
I haven't painted in a long time. I should pick it up again. I've sold every painting I ever painted.
Made a quick $5 bucks here and there. LOL
I'd like to do one of my dog. He's so cute. Have you ever seen such a hairdo?
 
(http://bowerdesignstudio.com/NewFiles/chester4.jpg)
 
Maybe on Rod Stewart in the 80's.
Mr. Zip calls him "Rodney".
 
BTW.. he was drinking water just before the photo... his little beard is all wet.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 28, 2010, 09:57:41 PM
(http://bowerdesignstudio.com/NewFiles/chester5.jpg)
 
(http://bowerdesignstudio.com/NewFiles/chester6.jpg)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 28, 2010, 10:00:39 PM
What an adorable dog!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 28, 2010, 10:27:40 PM
Thanks!
Ok.. just one more, then back on topic....

(http://bowerdesignstudio.com/NewFiles/chester7.jpg)
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on June 29, 2010, 01:32:26 AM
i know this aint the pet post but here is dyna tonight!!!

BTW, heard they got two people for the fire in kiddie land!!!!

this is SCOOTERS mom!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: precisionpest on June 29, 2010, 01:34:55 AM
i think she looks cute with the harley bandanna!! she is my baby!

 zip she cant beat dirty dog!!! lol!!! she's a beauty too!!! looks friendly as heck!! just like dyna.

makes me get up every day with a kiss on my face!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on June 29, 2010, 09:28:40 AM
i know this aint the pet post but here is dyna tonight!!!

BTW, heard they got two people for the fire in kiddie land!!!!

this is SCOOTERS mom!!

Precision:  When you get more info on the two for the fire, please
post.  There again was really fast police work, or ATF, or someone,
but that is great news.  It is showing that the sick ones better stay
away from CLP.  I think we should post their profile on the building
of the Devil's Den !!!!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 29, 2010, 09:59:18 AM
I think we should post their profile on the building
of the Devil's Den !!!!

 
A new target for the gum wall!  :-)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 29, 2010, 11:16:20 AM
Another Facebook page plea.....if you are the administrator of the "official looking"  Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page, please, please consider adding another administrator to the page.  You can have more than one (according to what I read).  This page is vital to the communication of all things CLP, and the administrator must be one that uses this page regularly so that very, very important info can be sent out the over 3,300 fans of the page. 
Please contact me!!!  clhs82@aol.com


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 29, 2010, 08:29:16 PM
Another Facebook page plea.....if you are the administrator of the "official looking"  Conneaut Lake Park Facebook page, please, please consider adding another administrator to the page.  You can have more than one (according to what I read).  This page is vital to the communication of all things CLP, and the administrator must be one that uses this page regularly so that very, very important info can be sent out the over 3,300 fans of the page. 
Please contact me!!!  clhs82@aol.com


You could always start another one.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 29, 2010, 08:31:18 PM
Pest... Dyna is cute! Sure wish we could have found Scooter.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 29, 2010, 08:50:10 PM
You could always start another one.

 
It's got such a good following (3,300).  There's also a Save Conneaut Lake Park page and some other smaller ones.  I'd hate to try to add another to the mix.  The good news is, the admin did post something today.  So, if they're willing to be more current, I guess they can stay anonymous. 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on June 29, 2010, 11:38:05 PM
You could become a "friend" and then add posts to their wall to keep it current.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 30, 2010, 08:13:22 AM
You could become a "friend" and then add posts to their wall to keep it current.

I have been doing that, but the difference is, when I post, all those 3,300 friends won't see my post unless they just decide to check out the page.  When the admin posts something, he/she could make it so that all of the friends receive an e-mail that the page has been updated.  (I'm 99.9% sure on this.)  That's not to say all admin posts do that, I think it's an option when they post a notice as to whether it blasts out or not.  The Park's e-mail newsletter database is big, and it's growing, but it's nowhere near 3,300. 
Technically, the page should be administered by the Trustees.  But, as long as it's not negative, and somewhat updated, we all know the Park survives on volunteerism.  Maybe now the person will be more attentive, and that's all we need.  You know, like when the Blue Streak opens....we want EVERYONE to hear about it.   ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 30, 2010, 08:29:48 AM
OK.....just a clarification.....when the admin updates the page, it doesn't e-mail you, it posts on your Facebook page. 
 
Still a good thing.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on June 30, 2010, 10:05:57 AM
You would think a fb page designated as a business, which I think that one is, would be run by the actual business.  That way they could use it along with the website and have one of those little links to "find us on Facebook."  But to do that I think it's really got to be run by an official park person or persons, designated spokepersons, whatever, so that they control what's communicated and how. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 30, 2010, 10:32:54 AM
You would think a fb page designated as a business, which I think that one is, would be run by the actual business.  That way they could use it along with the website and have one of those little links to "find us on Facebook."  But to do that I think it's really got to be run by an official park person or persons, designated spokepersons, whatever, so that they control what's communicated and how.

You would think that, but it seems that you can create any page if you like. This is definitely listed as a business page. There are terms and conditions that you're supposed to agree to when the page is set up, which include statements that you're actually permitted to represent the business, etc. but of course, they have no way of verifying that....or didn't back when it was created.  Or...who knows, maybe the person was on the board at the time.  I'm sure everyone seeing that page thinks that it IS run by an official park person.  We're fortunate that the individual and the page are positive support for the park.  Of course, if it weren't, the Trustees could report it and shut it down. So...I hope that it remains positive and the admin keeps reading posts here or on other forums or on the page itself and does post updates on the FB page.  There was one added yesterday for this weekend, which is good...the first time since May 29th. 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on June 30, 2010, 11:41:02 AM
A good sized barn burned in Shermansville over the week-end.  ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on June 30, 2010, 03:03:48 PM
Do you know who it belonged to.  I heard about that and wondered.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on June 30, 2010, 04:53:14 PM
nice TV news story and pictures of the Blue Streak restoration....

http://www.wfmj.com/Global/story.asp?S=12708674 (http://www.wfmj.com/Global/story.asp?S=12708674)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 30, 2010, 05:14:21 PM
According to Tim Lisko, Splash City WILL be open Friday (maybe tomorrow, but not 100% sure).


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on June 30, 2010, 05:21:17 PM
spreading the word....from the Save Conneaut Lake Park FB page:
 
ALL weekend Carrie Faust and I will be at the park raising money!!! (of course all proceeds will go to the park to help pay bills and fix up) We will be giving massages ALL weekend $5 for 5 min. Thank you so so so very much!

Your 2010 Ms. Conneaut Lake Park,
Aimee


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on June 30, 2010, 09:25:56 PM
Tig needs to be more careful with the gear.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on June 30, 2010, 09:43:25 PM
According to Tim Lisko, Splash City WILL be open Friday (maybe tomorrow, but not 100% sure).

just started filling the lazy river as we speak....but I think people will be pleasantly surprised...it's all been painted, and someone did a nice job painting little fish, and whales,, turtles and such all along the walls...looks great...and the slide pool has been painted, looks very nice, and it's full and ready to go....they were still painting the Kiddie pool, but hope it gets done...oh, stay tuned for what hopes to be some exciting news....if it pans out, we'll need all hands on deck for a massive PR campaign...should know tomorrow....
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on June 30, 2010, 11:46:39 PM
A good sized barn burned in Shermansville over the week-end.  ::)
we get a number of those around this time of year.Mostly caused by the storing of just cut green hay.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 01, 2010, 06:06:41 AM
vote early, vote often....

http://www.refresheverything.com/conneautlakeparkbluestreak (http://www.refresheverything.com/conneautlakeparkbluestreak)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 01, 2010, 06:51:54 AM
A few more details for the Pepsi Refresh Project:
 
1.  You must be at least 13 to vote.
2.  You can (and should!) vote every day.
3. We are in the running for $50,000...at the end of July, the top 10 projects with the most votes each wins $50,000
4.  TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO VOTE...you don't have to pay to vote or register
 
We can do this! 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 01, 2010, 08:18:42 AM
A good sized barn burned in Shermansville over the week-end.  ::)
  Geez, Lock, I live like --1 mile from the hugh metropolis
of Shermansville-I guess we both do, huh.  Anyhow, what road was
it on, etc.  This is the first I heard anything about it.  Did any animals get hurt? 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on July 01, 2010, 11:13:19 AM
The barn fire was right on Rt 6. It is that white house on the left coming from CL before you come into Shermansville. It has a rope across the driveway because they resealed the driveway. The barn is in the back of the property where you can't see it. I never knew there was a barn there either.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on July 01, 2010, 11:37:56 AM
Tig is gonna lose his job as Royal Assistant if he isn't careful!! In the meantime, Sir Gore YOU be careful while hiking the Big Ditch!!

I posted the Pepsi Challenge on my fb page; hopefully my multitude of friends, relatives and acquaintances will participate!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 01, 2010, 06:41:11 PM
The barn fire was right on Rt 6. It is that white house on the left coming from CL before you come into Shermansville. It has a rope across the driveway because they resealed the driveway. The barn is in the back of the property where you can't see it. I never knew there was a barn there either.

I will have to look to see which house you are talking about, but I
never knew there was a barn their, either.  Growing up, I would
stop at Mr. White's store almost every day--sure do miss him and
little Mrs. White.  They were by far the greatest people.  Nothing
ever got by Mr. White, he always knew the gossip on everything!!
Only place I ever went that it took an hour to get a pound of bacon
sliced.  Shermansville has never been the same since they both died.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 01, 2010, 09:09:08 PM
Keep gathering voters...it's working!  We climbed 11 spots in 3 hours.  And, don't forget, vote every day...the competition will, so we need to, too.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 02, 2010, 10:02:55 AM
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Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 02, 2010, 04:13:17 PM
Do you know who it belonged to.  I heard about that and wondered.

Larry McGuire. Across the road from my Daughters home.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 02, 2010, 04:18:36 PM
A good sized barn burned in Shermansville over the week-end.  ::)
we get a number of those around this time of year.Mostly caused by the storing of just cut green hay.

 
I know what ya mean Puff but this was emptry except for a couple of storage items. Very suspecious.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 02, 2010, 04:30:25 PM
A good sized barn burned in Shermansville over the week-end.  ::)
  Geez, Lock, I live like --1 mile from the hugh metropolis
of Shermansville-I guess we both do, huh.  Anyhow, what road was
it on, etc.  This is the first I heard anything about it.  Did any animals get hurt?

 
Larry McGuires barn on RT 6 east of Shermansville.. It was empty.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 02, 2010, 04:32:40 PM
The barn fire was right on Rt 6. It is that white house on the left coming from CL before you come into Shermansville. It has a rope across the driveway because they resealed the driveway. The barn is in the back of the property where you can't see it. I never knew there was a barn there either.

 
Tha rope is always across the driveway. He is a kinda recluse. Doesn't trust people. ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on July 02, 2010, 06:43:53 PM
I left the mountain bunker this morning and moved into the Hotel around "Noonish".  There weren't many people in the ride areas today but the beach was great and the lake water is nice and warm. {Compared to the ocean water last weekend at Dewey although it was of pleasent temperature for this early  ;D )  I think there is NO cover charge tonight at the BC and tomorrow night's cover of $5 includes a coupon for 2 drinks which makes it a wash, so PEST, hope to see you and others there! :D   I'm going to start to get ready for the night and have a few "brewsky's" on the Hotel Porch then over to the BC later.  Any of you Bloggers who want to "come out of the shadows" and introduce yourselves, I'm always open.  SEE YOU AT OUR PARK! THE WEATHER IS GOING TO BE FANTASTIC ALL WEEKEND!  NO EXCUSES EXCEPT DEATH AND BANKRUPTCY!!!!!  LOCK,  hope to see you and your car there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on July 02, 2010, 09:23:38 PM
How I wish I could stop over and see you,  but alas my schedule is different.  tomorrow morning at the y for my deep water exercise class - spending a lot of time in my garden - then my husband and I will hit the road to go camping for a few days.  Hope you have a wonderful time at the park.  We were there a few weeks ago with my daughter and son-in-law and plan on a family reunion the weekend of August 14th.  Enjoy your time there - looking forward to seeing you soon.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: openthepark on July 02, 2010, 10:39:03 PM
I thought this article should be shared.
 
  Meadville Tribune June 25, 2010  Dormant Blue Streak gets historical nod By Lisa Byers
Meadville Tribune
CONNEAUT LAKE — CONNEAUT LAKE — Matthew Lax considers himself one of the fortunate ones.

He was a member of a group of roller coaster enthusiasts who took part in a “sunset to sunrise” ride on the historic Blue Streak roller coaster at Conneaut Lake Park in 1997.

“It was a great time,” recalled Lax, of Los Angeles, Calif. “The Blue Streak is a great coaster. I’m really glad I had the chance to ride it. And I hope someday I’ll get a chance to ride it again.”

With efforts like the one made by the American Coaster Enthusiasts on Thursday, that may soon be a reality.

More than 400 roller coaster enthusiasts from 37 states, Canada and Thailand were on hand at Conneaut Lake Park yesterday for the second day of ACE’s 33rd annual convention known as Coaster Con.

The group, so Jack Moyers, chairman of the board of Trustees of Conneaut Park thought, was there to take a look at the roller coaster the park is working hard to get back in commission for the first time since 2006, among other attractions, and dedicate the coaster as one of only 25 ACE Roller Coaster Landmarks in the world.

The eager group did that. But midway through Moyers’ speech during the unveiling of a permanent historic marker on the front of the Blue Streak’s depot, ACE president Mark Cole surprised Moyers and the trustees with a second gift of $5,000 to put toward the restoration of the roller coaster.

The gift matches an earlier gift made by the organization, bringing its total contribution to $10,000.

“This roller coaster is a very important part of this park,” Cole said. “ACE’s mission is the preservation and restoration of older rides like the Blue Streak. We want this thing up and running as bad as anyone else. It’s an absolutely vital part of this park.”

That was made evident by ACE’s decision to designate the coaster as an ACE Roller Coaster Landmark, a distinction given to the most historically significant roller coasters in the world. According to ACE secretary Bill Linkenheimer III, the 73-year-old Blue Streak is one of only two existing Edward Vettle-designed coasters. The other is the Cyclone built in 1940 at the Lakeside Amusement Park in Denver, Colo.

Structural Technology Incorporated, based near Bloomsburg, recently got the Cyclone back up and running. The same company is working on the Blue Streak.

Moyers said the park hopes to have the Blue Streak operating by the end of summer. Leonard Adams III, who operates Structural Technology Incorporated with his sons Leonard Adams Jr. and Bernie Adams, said it could be between four and six weeks. The company is currently working on replacing 350 feet of track boards around the curve that overlooks State Highway 618 near the park’s entrance.

Adams said the Blue Streak should be able to run after that project is completed.

The concern for Moyers still, though, is the funding. He said the work being done is advancing further than the funds available. The project is expected to cost a total of $125,000.

The ACE visitors were happy to lend additional support.

“Our main mission is preservation,” ACE public relations director, John Gerard of San Diego, Calif., said. “And we do what we can to help.

“Parks like (Conneaut Lake Park) are rare, and they’re a treasure. And this one has been through so much. I hope they can get the roller coaster back up and running. It would be an asset.”

ACE is a non-profit organization of more than 7,000 members from the United States and over a dozen other countries. The organization holds its convention annually. The convention lasts a week.

The group spent Wednesday at Kennywood and Idlewild Parks in the Pittsburgh area. Today, ACE members will visit Waldameer in Erie.



Lisa Byers can be reached at 724-6370 or by e-mail at lbyers@meadvilletribune.com.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: rubarb on July 03, 2010, 10:18:21 AM
I heard he was working on a tractor earlier that day because it was not running right. It may have started from gas leaking from the tractor.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 03, 2010, 12:58:17 PM
I stopped and looked real good and I didn't see a tractor in there even tho I know he has one. Just saw him bush-hogging with it last week. ??? 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 03, 2010, 06:49:35 PM
Lock, was the fire in the middle of the night?  The reason I ask is
that there are alot of bad things going on in the middle of the nite
around here, and none of it seems to be making it into the paper.
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 03, 2010, 11:02:37 PM
I don't know PNP ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 03, 2010, 11:31:49 PM
Went to the Park for the cruise-in this afternoon and evening. Everything was decent until the band came on with their boxcar sized speakers. Lousy screeching band! Then of all the worst things that could happen,,,, did. The band allowed a group of rappers to take the stage for about an hour to do their nasty foul-mouthed act. Swearing and using the "F" word multiple times and just downright dirty. My GOD!,,,,this is a family park. I've been in that park all my life and never heard anything like it. Talked to a security man and was told he couldn't do anything about it, that it was up to the trustees. You got it.... No trustees around. Went to the hotel and talked to the clerk and she said Sutterlin had been called. She said a lot of people had complained about it to her at the desk. He must have showed up because the act ended.
No lie! There were people grabbing up their children from the beach, the boardwalk and the lawn and headed toward the rides in droves. Leaving the park I presume. Some were saying "We drive 100 miles, spend $150.00 just to listen to this filth. We won't be back". I ask them to try it one more time. Come back and help us locals fight against this.
 
Where the trustees realy S**t in their nest is in not acknowledging they were wrong last year with the Classic Iron Car Club. No, I'm not a member of the club but the club was in the right but the trustees were afraid to back them up. If the Doo-wop team was back in the park (and they should be) there would be clean entertainment and the oldies would be playing. Come on trustees, get off your lazy ass and mingle with the crowd(?), ya might learn what the people want. A lot of comments were made today about where is the Doo-Wop gang!
If I ever hear another group like I did today, I will cease ever having any further interest in the park and I will cease supporting it. It's a short drive to Erie. >:( 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 03, 2010, 11:49:53 PM
Eileen, lost your email address....drop me a note please,
 
jimmyt@zoominternet.net


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 04, 2010, 12:56:44 AM
 
 
BTW... I didn't have anything to do with booking the band.
They are definitely a "new rock" band.
 :no:

Today I stopped into Miller's new little store on Route 77 and Townline Road.
There was a young couple in there shopping. The girl looked "normal" but the guy was wearing a pair of plaid shorts, with the waist pulled all the way down below his a$$, with his boxers hanging out, walking around the little store like that. 
 
Meanwhile, the lady behind the counter is wearing her little bonnet, modest dress...
 
This "hang your butt out look" is a fashion statement I just don't get. It's not only weird, but it distorts the entire body, making it look as though one has a really long trunk and little short legs.

Yep... I'm gettin old.
 




 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 04, 2010, 01:12:37 AM
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Don't forget to vote today!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 04, 2010, 07:24:46 AM
I heard about the problem with the band, we arrived after that time.  I'm certain that no one knew it would turn out that way.  From what I understand all communication and plans for music were made with SAGE.  SAGE made arrangements for the warm up band, and you know, there's an element of trust and judgement that I'm sure was extended to them.  I'm guessing that won't happen again. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 04, 2010, 09:17:05 AM
I would not want to see Sage again in the park. They don't have a decent singer in the group. All they do is scream, hollar and grunt very loudly. Monolithic??  Maybe. :o ::) >:(


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 04, 2010, 12:04:09 PM
Went to the Park for the cruise-in this afternoon and evening. Everything was decent until the band came on with their boxcar sized speakers. Lousy screeching band! Then of all the worst things that could happen,,,, did. The band allowed a group of rappers to take the stage for about an hour to do their nasty foul-mouthed act. Swearing and using the "F" word multiple times and just downright dirty. My GOD!,,,,this is a family park. I've been in that park all my life and never heard anything like it. Talked to a security man and was told he couldn't do anything about it, that it was up to the trustees. You got it.... No trustees around. Went to the hotel and talked to the clerk and she said Sutterlin had been called. She said a lot of people had complained about it to her at the desk. He must have showed up because the act ended.
No lie! There were people grabbing up their children from the beach, the boardwalk and the lawn and headed toward the rides in droves. Leaving the park I presume. Some were saying "We drive 100 miles, spend $150.00 just to listen to this filth. We won't be back". I ask them to try it one more time. Come back and help us locals fight against this.
 
Where the trustees realy S**t in their nest is in not acknowledging they were wrong last year with the Classic Iron Car Club. No, I'm not a member of the club but the club was in the right but the trustees were afraid to back them up. If the Doo-wop team was back in the park (and they should be) there would be clean entertainment and the oldies would be playing. Come on trustees, get off your lazy ass and mingle with the crowd(?), ya might learn what the people want. A lot of comments were made today about where is the Doo-Wop gang!
If I ever hear another group like I did today, I will cease ever having any further interest in the park and I will cease supporting it. It's a short drive to Erie. >:(

If you want to know why the Do-Wopp Group of Roger & Bonnie,
Do-Wopp Donnie and Pinkie, and Chuck are not there anymore, here
is the truth.
 
George Deshner and another person who is still active in park
activities decided that they were going to take over the Do-Wopp
at the park, and eliminated the above, well organized group who
knew the right contacts, and did a great job of providing Do-Wopp
on the opening and ending weekends of every official summer season.
 
I was personally told by the still-active person, that Leroy Stearns
came up to the Dreamland to find out what Deshner and partner
were doing.  When they told him, he immediately cancelled the
Do-Wopp.  Due to the fact that I am personal friends with the
Roger & Donnie group, I will always feel that no one could do a
better job than they did, because they worked very hard at pro-
moting their dances, and also dealing with alot of crap from both
of the famous Duo that ran the park. 
 
Alot of people do not realize that these Oldies groups cost anywhere from $3500.00 to over $6000.00 for one nite's performance.  Along with the cost of the band, the advertising,
the hotel rooms and food that the bands request, it makes for a
very costly nite.
 
So, what does the Park Management do when a big group came
and 1200 people would show up:  have ONE, (1), O-N-E. bartender
on duty!!!!!  The Do-Wopp Committee had absolutely no decision
in staffing for what the Park would profit from.  The reason for only
one bartender:  We can't AFFORD to have more than one bartender!
That, people, is just one reason why the meetings at the Cowshed
started happening.  No toilet paper in the Hotel rooms, Leroy
cancelled all drinking on the beaches at the Down Under, so how
in God's name could Frank and Dale that ran the Beach Club make
a profit?
 
At a meeting held at the Iroquois Club two summers ago, Deshner
told the group why the Hotel could not be operable.  They also had
continual break-ins and many problems.
 
To make matters worse, right now there are sabatoge happenings
that is trying to destroy what has not been destroyed yet.  These
actions are putting the Park in a very bad light, and I am not
talking about the filthy group at the Beach Club.  I guess it is time
to notify Judge Vardaro again to expose the dirty little secret of
sabotage.  If any of you want to know what I am referrring to, go
ask any of the three management groups--they all know what I am
talking about.  I started the meetings at the Cowshed three years
ago, and even though I no longer have a big place for a meeting,
there needs to be a meeting held so that everyone can hear for
themselves what the hell is going on.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on July 04, 2010, 12:45:31 PM
A band is going to do what that particular band does. I wouldn't blame the bands for whatever happened there. They are who they are. Whoever booked 'em is responsible for their success (or failure.) The rap group might be awesome - but not for that crowd.

If you're gonna book a band for the free act lawn and you're in a family park during daylight hours - you'd best not book SlipKnot and 50 Cent - you know what I'm sayin'?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 04, 2010, 02:48:59 PM
SAGE was responsible for bringing the warm up band.  They contacted the park and offered to play, just to provide entertainment and add to the holiday entertainment. SAGE told the park they'd bring a warm up band.  Unfortunately, they are going to have to take some responsibility.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on July 04, 2010, 03:31:13 PM
I suppose you have a point - but the Park let 'em play. Their facility - their deal . . . .


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 04, 2010, 03:43:35 PM
I suppose you have a point - but the Park let 'em play. Their facility - their deal . . . .
   When you way the Park, do you mean the Trustees or
               the Sutterlin group.  It's too bad that they didn't book
               a well-known oldies group for last nite, because the
               tourists don't know what Sage plays, but someone like
               the Vogues or Hern Bros., even , would have brought a
               great draw on a beautiful evening like last nite.  Having
               one of those groups with the fireworks in the back-
               ground would be like being in a great dream to someone
               like myself.
 
               Regardless, Lock said it perfectly when he said that it
               was completely wrong for a family park.  I think that
               the band Sage should donate back the money that they
               were paid, and pay it to the Trustees.  It will be the
                Park itself that takes the bad rap, not Sage.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 04, 2010, 04:09:10 PM
There was no payment to SAGE, they donated the concert. 
We all know that so much of our park is dependent upon volunteers and trust.  Sometimes great things happen, like volunteer weekend, Tumble Bug cars being covered, hedges and grass trimmed, weeds pulled, flowers planted, etc. etc. People access the park all the time and do wonderful things.  And, there are times where we get burned.  Literally....and figuratively.  If there was a full-time staff to handle all things Park related, that would be different.  Does anyone remember the DJ/light show from Memorial Day?  Another individual who donated time to do something great for the  park, and for all I've heard was great. 
Lesson learned on this one. 
So, how about some good stuff?  Let's ban together and get that $50,000...have you seen all the painting that's been done in Kiddieland and on the rides?  I'm talking character painting, not just a layer of green.  It's wonderful...and how about those fireworks?  They were really great.  Our park is open for the second year in a row, something that not long ago we all wondered if we'd ever see.  You know, if you park in the driveway by Camperland, roll down the windows, turn off the car, and close your eyes....you can almost hear the Blue Streak running.   ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 04, 2010, 05:42:00 PM
Yes, alot of good things have happened at the Park, and I have
given credit to everyone more than once for the great things that
have happened. 
 
Actually, back in the mid-70's, there were only about nine people
who ran the park, Manager Bill Rutter, Office Manager Rose Boyle,
Dick McLaughlin, T. Darwin Kepler, 2 office girls, 1 receptionist,
and two payroll women who worked twice a month, and did hundreds of paychecks, all by hand, no computers back then.
There were probably four or five maintenance men who worked
year around fixing the motors and getting the rides ready, and
Mr. & Mrs. Bernie ?? who ran Fairyland Forest.
 
Presently, if you add the Trustees, maybe 12 or 13, the Sutterlin
group of 4, and the Liskos, (I don't know how many), you are around the same number of people.  Difference--ECONOMY.
 
Back in the 70's, a one-month electric bill was $5,000.00.  My
hands shook every time I had to write a check that big.  I think
their insurance was around $20,000.00 per year, and now that
same amount will probably be a one-week premium, if you take
it for a four-month premium.  My gross pay for 40 hours of office
work was $80.00 a week in 1977.  I worked all year around, and
learned more from that job than any job since then.
 
Nothing, and I do mean nothing, is the same over there any more.
Kiddieland, the Carousel, and the Dodgem cars are located in the
same location, but the jungle cruise, the tunnels of the train, and
the Wild Mouse were extremely popular when I worked there.
 
IMO, the ride park isn't a drawing card for kids over the age of 8.
If they had something like Survival Games (paint gun teams) or
something to challenge each other, it would draw more, but the
liability insurance would be prohibitively expensive.
 
Since the inception of the computer and cell phones, the older
kids have new play toys that we did not have.  If I had to come
up with an answer on what would make CLP attract people, I
really can't come up with something that would make a profit.
The Blue Streak will attract, no doubt, but enough to make a
big enough profit to keep people like the Liskos coming back?
 
By the way, I think it would be a good idea to ask the Tribune
to publish a public apology for the Saturday nite fiasco at the
Beach Club.  At least the people offended would understand
that management did not have anything to do with bringing
that group in, and that they won't be back again. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 04, 2010, 08:03:29 PM
Didn't "Dr. Dirty" just play the Beach Club?
 
Life is right about the band doing the kind of music they do. If you look on their ad, it says... The Renegades of Modern Rock. ~~ No false advertising there.
 
That's a far cry from "oldies", but it's what they do. Maybe the person or people agreeing to the performance should have consulted someone who knows all of the local bands in the area... the kind of music they play, their experience, hmmmm.... who do we know that does that sort of thing?
 
There was a similar problem last year with another band.
 
 
(http://www.conneautlakepark.com/NewFiles/Sage.jpg)
 
People don't understand all a band goes through just to get to a performance, much less the hours of sweat on stage once they're there.

Coordinating gigs dates with any particular band's several musicians ~who usually have full time jobs and families, AND family obligations... is difficult enough, but then add on the time to load and unload equipment, truck and trailer costs, insurance, gas...
 
Then they get to the gig, are expected to be responsible for a following, ...who walks in the door, who shows up and who doesn't, sometimes the bar owner doesn't even want to pay them a guarantee, but wants them to play for the door... which depending on whether or not there is a Gestapo checkpoint stationed out front, could be many people or no one. What if it rains, or snows? Should the band not be paid? What if the bar didn't do any advertising, or only minimal advertising? Is that the band's fault?
 
Would you go to work and then not be paid?

The theroy is that if a band is good, they wouldn't mind playing for the door. If a bar can not pay a band, then don't hire one. Both bar and band need to work together.

Bands spend a lot of money on their equipment, and maintenance costs. They clean their amps and speakers, polish up the guitars, many are so happy and excited to have the opportunity to do what they truly love, and be paid too.

Bands have to perform for several hours... often based on a minimal pay. They play benefits to help raise money for charitable causes with little or no complaint.

When they get the opportunity to play a paying gig, they take a chance on being stiffed" after the performance by a bar owner who didn't get the crowd they were expecting... regardless if the band brought all of their stuff... set it all up... played for 4 hours... and actually sounded great.
 
Then... the news spreads like wildfire throughout the music community that a bar stiffed another band.
 
Sometimes, the bar pi$$es and moans a bout a few beers or shots out of a $15.00 bottle of liquor the guys drink while they're playing. And they almost never even offer the guy's wives a draft beer, expecting them to pay for their own.

I'm not pointing fingers... but it happens all the time.
 
On the upside, I have heard about bars "tipping" bands several hundred dollars when they've had a good night. All the bands want to play there.
 
In addition to ALL of this... the area is now asking bands to be "exclusive" to their bars... which realistically doesn't even allow a band to gather a following in the area. How can a good band gather a following if they can't play the entire area, only one bar? And then, if the bar only hires them once or twice, they are "expected' to turn down other gig offers... refusing money... and the opportunity to gather a following.
 
How are you going to hire an unknown name band from ... Cleveland or Pittsburgh... regardless of how wonderful they are...and expect them to draw a crowd here? You can't. So the local bands have to gather a following. How can they do that if you won't let them play... locally... only once or twice a season?
 
If a band offers to play an exclusive, that's different. Jake's Blues will be playing an Conneaut Lake exclusive at the Palms on August 14th. (mark your calendars) BTW.. that was offered to the Park first... and then to a couple of other places... but was snapped up quickly by the Palms.

Sadly the head Poptart disrespected my good name (in public) over this decision, but that's another story for another time. He thinks I don't know.
 
Granted, there are bands who "don't" sound great, and even some national acts don't sound nearly as good in a live show as they do after a professional studio mix. Then it becomes incumbent upon the bar to do their research, go listen to bands, check out their websites and MySpace pages, or hire an events person to do the research and make those decisions.

The whole lake area needs to learn to work together, not against each other.

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...As for Shiny... I told you all about him a looooong time ago.
 
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The Crawford County Fair is having a night of local entertainers, called the American Jam, on Monday August 23rd.

Participating are some of the area's top bands, in genres that will appeal to audiences of all age groups and a variety of tastes. Each band will perform for about 1/2 hour, so they will be constantly changing throughout the day, with Lon Wilson doing comedy, and even a special dance performance by the Allegro Dance Studio.
 
We have Jazz, and Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Festival music. We have Folk Americana, Southern Rock, Country, Rock and Roll, Roadhouse Rock, and Blues-Swing-Rock with headliner Jake's Blues. We have Acoustcs performers, Comedy and Dance. Each band was selected by the talent they can bring to the overall event, the strengths in their particular genres, their level of professionalism and experience.

This is a very family friendly event. Bring Grandma, bring the kids, and bring your dancing shoes because you will be treated to some very special talent this day.
 
Tickets are $10, and can be purchased at the Crawford County Court House now, or at the Grandstand ticket booth on the 23rd. You can come in and out as you please, get a hot dog and fries or a doughboy, and come back in. Bring a lawnchair if you want to sit on the track, or relax in the grandstands... no assigned seats, first come, first serve, and you can spread out and enjoy yourselves.
 
This is a full scale professional production, with the same light show and sound equipment that the national acts will have later in the week. Tickets are already selling.

Full listing of the bands with music samples, background bios and more, can be found here:
http://dirtydoglive.com/ccfairbands2010.html (http://dirtydoglive.com/ccfairbands2010.html)
 
See you there!


 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on July 04, 2010, 08:29:21 PM
Wanda,  The "offensive" music group was at the free act lawn, not the Beach Club.  The Hern Brothers were the group that played at the beach club last night.  The fireworks WERE GREAT.  I've seen many Large firework displays in DC, Rehoboth Beach, etc. but last night's grand finale was a hoot (the best I've seen at the Park!) and I hollard and cheered with the rest of the crowd!  Before the fireworks started I talked to a MASH classmate and her husband and I also ran into SUNFLOWER and met her lovely teenage daughter.  I cautioned her daughter to watch out for the "cruising" guys" ( ;D  as if she didn't know, right, as I remembered my younger days at the Park!  ;D )  Earlier I talked with LOCK and his lovely wife.  LOCK, I agree with you about the band, although I wasn't listening to them so I missed what you heard.  Good thing I didn't, because knowing me, I would have gone up to them and yelled "get the hell out of here and take your filthy trash sounds with you"!  The ride part of the Park was busy last night.  IF they could get a crowd like that every Friday and Saturday night, (weather cooperating), I think the Lisko's could make some profit.  I caught the word from a former Board Member (not from this recent board) that the Lisko's are behind payment to the Park.  Now this could be just a rumor, but this past board member said he got this info from a Very reliable source that many would know if I posted the name, which I won't!  From what I've seen from being there these 2 holidays, I would guess that the Lisko's are not making any profit yet, but again, this is just a guess on my part.  I don't want to "flame the fires" (cough, cough, AKA ZIP  ;) ) but I think we should give all the players time to sort things out.  We "arm chair quarterbacks" can give suggestions, 2nd guess the situations, etc., but they are the ones in the trenches, seeing the battle first hand, and readjusting their battle plans as the action develops.  OH, my board was finally put down on the Boardwalk.  It is by the first "out pouching", where the old large chrome coin operated binoculars ( which were stolen if you remember) are.  I got "beached out" and left the Hotel this morning for the mountain bunker, then up to the "real" beach tomorrow night for the rest of my week's vacation.  KEEP SUPPORTING THE PARK AND KEEP VOTING. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 04, 2010, 09:49:06 PM
Dr Dirty !!!! OMG....I cant believe my mother went to see him...and took a friend....worse, they sat thru it all !!!! When I asked why they didn't leave, they said he was insulting everyone that got up and left...as far as the rappers go, someone has to take responsibility for it....word around the lake today was awful, this is the kind of publicity nightmare they don't need right now....
 
Doc, you were right, the fireworks were awesome.....but here's a thought (just a random thought while drifiting out in the awesome lake breeze)....maybe someone around the lake could start up a collection to help offset the cost....there were hundreds of boats out on the lake watching, and the Park doesn't make a cent off of them....count in all the cars parked around the lake too....doesnt have to be much, but if everyone that watched them from someplace other than the Park sent them a buck, it may help....
 
someone mentioned the painting...how 'bout that waterpark !!!! Someone is very artistic there, doing a very nice job....
 
as far as the Liskos being behind, well, they should be able to make some headway this weekend, if indeed the rumor is true...
 
Sabotage? ?!?!?! I heard what happened, but I thought it was just vandalism, not sabotage....
 
maybe some advertising would work...we heard radio ads all the time for the live entertainment, but not once was the rides or waterpark mentioned....with temps in the mid-high 80's, people need to know the waterpark is open.....and remodeled !!!!
 
PnP....there were more than 5 maintenance guys there...Mudsharks is what we called them...ahh, yes, the old paper paystubs....I think I still have a few somewhere....1.35/hr and livin' the dream.....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 04, 2010, 09:55:43 PM
one more thing on the live entertainment....where was Rick and the roadhouse rockers today ??? ? I thought they were playing from 3-6, they must have been somewhere else, we didn't see them on the lawn....and as far as this Sage thing goes, in hindsight, we can see it didn't work out right, but what if it had ?!?!?! It may bring a totally different clientele to the Park then we are used to, but they need to try something....Lock, not to upset you, but that Do-Wopp thing can only go so far....a few weekends a year are great, but every weekend ?? Come on, those ram-a-lama dingdongs, and shobby dobbies all start to sound the same after a while.....I love listening to it, but not all the time....it's going to be hard to please everybody....remember the first concert, Cheap Trick....what a crowd that was, parked clear around the east side....but that certainly wasnt a family day for sure......now that I think about it, I wonder if thats whats wrong with my oldest boy now ?!?!?!?1


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 04, 2010, 10:27:15 PM
We're up to 36!  Go, go, go, go!
 
Hey, if any of you are grads from the area, can you reach out to whoever has all the addresses from your class?  I'm working through the scant e-mail addresses in the "Conneaut Lake Alumni Association" page.  Not sure if there's another good source for e-mails of CLHS grads.  Facebook is smart...I found a way to find and send a message to others registered in other years than mine, but when I copy and paste the same message and send it one right after the other, I get a big warning, like I'm spamming.  So, I can only do a few at a time. 
Looking for "groups" like a graduation class is a good way to get one person to spread it out quickly to a bunch. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 04, 2010, 11:04:51 PM
Went to the Park for the cruise-in this afternoon and evening. Everything was decent until the band came on with their boxcar sized speakers. Lousy screeching band! Then of all the worst things that could happen,,,, did. The band allowed a group of rappers to take the stage for about an hour to do their nasty foul-mouthed act. Swearing and using the "F" word multiple times and just downright dirty. My GOD!,,,,this is a family park. I've been in that park all my life and never heard anything like it. Talked to a security man and was told he couldn't do anything about it, that it was up to the trustees. You got it.... No trustees around. Went to the hotel and talked to the clerk and she said Sutterlin had been called. She said a lot of people had complained about it to her at the desk. He must have showed up because the act ended.
No lie! There were people grabbing up their children from the beach, the boardwalk and the lawn and headed toward the rides in droves. Leaving the park I presume. Some were saying "We drive 100 miles, spend $150.00 just to listen to this filth. We won't be back". I ask them to try it one more time. Come back and help us locals fight against this.
 
Where the trustees realy S**t in their nest is in not acknowledging they were wrong last year with the Classic Iron Car Club. No, I'm not a member of the club but the club was in the right but the trustees were afraid to back them up. If the Doo-wop team was back in the park (and they should be) there would be clean entertainment and the oldies would be playing. Come on trustees, get off your lazy ass and mingle with the crowd(?), ya might learn what the people want. A lot of comments were made today about where is the Doo-Wop gang!
If I ever hear another group like I did today, I will cease ever having any further interest in the park and I will cease supporting it. It's a short drive to Erie. >:(

If you want to know why the Do-Wopp Group of Roger & Bonnie,
Do-Wopp Donnie and Pinkie, and Chuck are not there anymore, here
is the truth.
 
George Deshner and another person who is still active in park
activities decided that they were going to take over the Do-Wopp
at the park, and eliminated the above, well organized group who
knew the right contacts, and did a great job of providing Do-Wopp
on the opening and ending weekends of every official summer season.
 
I was personally told by the still-active person, that Leroy Stearns
came up to the Dreamland to find out what Deshner and partner
were doing.  When they told him, he immediately cancelled the
Do-Wopp.  Due to the fact that I am personal friends with the
Roger & Donnie group, I will always feel that no one could do a
better job than they did, because they worked very hard at pro-
moting their dances, and also dealing with alot of crap from both
of the famous Duo that ran the park. 
 
Alot of people do not realize that these Oldies groups cost anywhere from $3500.00 to over $6000.00 for one nite's performance.  Along with the cost of the band, the advertising,
the hotel rooms and food that the bands request, it makes for a
very costly nite.
 
So, what does the Park Management do when a big group came
and 1200 people would show up:  have ONE, (1), O-N-E. bartender
on duty!!!!!  The Do-Wopp Committee had absolutely no decision
in staffing for what the Park would profit from.  The reason for only
one bartender:  We can't AFFORD to have more than one bartender!
That, people, is just one reason why the meetings at the Cowshed
started happening.  No toilet paper in the Hotel rooms, Leroy
cancelled all drinking on the beaches at the Down Under, so how
in God's name could Frank and Dale that ran the Beach Club make
a profit?
 
At a meeting held at the Iroquois Club two summers ago, Deshner
told the group why the Hotel could not be operable.  They also had
continual break-ins and many problems.
 
To make matters worse, right now there are sabatoge happenings
that is trying to destroy what has not been destroyed yet.  These
actions are putting the Park in a very bad light, and I am not
talking about the filthy group at the Beach Club.  I guess it is time
to notify Judge Vardaro again to expose the dirty little secret of
sabotage.  If any of you want to know what I am referrring to, go
ask any of the three management groups--they all know what I am
talking about.  I started the meetings at the Cowshed three years
ago, and even though I no longer have a big place for a meeting,
there needs to be a meeting held so that everyone can hear for
themselves what the hell is going on.

PNP, Some or all of that may be true but the Doo-Wop was there on the lawn until last fall when all the S**t hit the fan with the Classic Iron Car Club. The trustees figured the bikers were going to spend a lot more money at the Beach Club than the car guys. That could be true but when the bikers were told they had to pay the cover charge they rebeled and I don't blame them. This is all about very bad management! There is room for everybody. 8)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 04, 2010, 11:36:50 PM
JimmyT   You are right . We dont expect or need 50's rock every weekend altho it does fit in with the old cars, old guys and their memories of that era. I really don't care what is playing on the lawn as long as it isn't deafeningly loud. It has to be clean and sensible tho. There are children all arond on the lawn. I don't care what they do in the beach Club for entertainment because I don't go in there. We went in last weekend and the music was so loud my wife and I couldn't even carry on a conversation. You don't hear that loud a music in a Supper Club. The ambiance should be enjoyable while eating. Then we car people get put down because we don't support the Park. How can we when the conditions are so bad. Has anyone noticed the lack of cars on Friday nites. Is it boycott time in sympathy for the Classic Care Club. I'll bet it is. I don't think a lot of people realize that there is at least one or more car cruises every night of the week with all of them very near to our area. It is not much fun when only about 10 - 20 cars show up on Friday night on Friday nite. I doubt that I'll be wasting my time at the Park much longer!  ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on July 05, 2010, 03:07:05 AM
Does anyone know whatever happened to the Conneaut Lake Park Preservation Society?  I remember when the Conneaut Lake Institute 'absorbed' it as a subcommittee.  Now I see they have removed the PReservation Society section from the Institute's website.  Anyone know what gives?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 05, 2010, 06:15:18 PM
Went to the Park for the cruise-in this afternoon and evening. Everything was decent until the band came on with their boxcar sized speakers. Lousy screeching band! Then of all the worst things that could happen,,,, did. The band allowed a group of rappers to take the stage for about an hour to do their nasty foul-mouthed act. Swearing and using the "F" word multiple times and just downright dirty. My GOD!,,,,this is a family park. I've been in that park all my life and never heard anything like it. Talked to a security man and was told he couldn't do anything about it, that it was up to the trustees. You got it.... No trustees around. Went to the hotel and talked to the clerk and she said Sutterlin had been called. She said a lot of people had complained about it to her at the desk. He must have showed up because the act ended.
No lie! There were people grabbing up their children from the beach, the boardwalk and the lawn and headed toward the rides in droves. Leaving the park I presume. Some were saying "We drive 100 miles, spend $150.00 just to listen to this filth. We won't be back". I ask them to try it one more time. Come back and help us locals fight against this.
 
Where the trustees realy S**t in their nest is in not acknowledging they were wrong last year with the Classic Iron Car Club. No, I'm not a member of the club but the club was in the right but the trustees were afraid to back them up. If the Doo-wop team was back in the park (and they should be) there would be clean entertainment and the oldies would be playing. Come on trustees, get off your lazy ass and mingle with the crowd(?), ya might learn what the people want. A lot of comments were made today about where is the Doo-Wop gang!
If I ever hear another group like I did today, I will cease ever having any further interest in the park and I will cease supporting it. It's a short drive to Erie. >:(

If you want to know why the Do-Wopp Group of Roger & Bonnie,
Do-Wopp Donnie and Pinkie, and Chuck are not there anymore, here
is the truth.
 
George Deshner and another person who is still active in park
activities decided that they were going to take over the Do-Wopp
at the park, and eliminated the above, well organized group who
knew the right contacts, and did a great job of providing Do-Wopp
on the opening and ending weekends of every official summer season.
 
I was personally told by the still-active person, that Leroy Stearns
came up to the Dreamland to find out what Deshner and partner
were doing.  When they told him, he immediately cancelled the
Do-Wopp.  Due to the fact that I am personal friends with the
Roger & Donnie group, I will always feel that no one could do a
better job than they did, because they worked very hard at pro-
moting their dances, and also dealing with alot of crap from both
of the famous Duo that ran the park. 
 
Alot of people do not realize that these Oldies groups cost anywhere from $3500.00 to over $6000.00 for one nite's performance.  Along with the cost of the band, the advertising,
the hotel rooms and food that the bands request, it makes for a
very costly nite.
 
So, what does the Park Management do when a big group came
and 1200 people would show up:  have ONE, (1), O-N-E. bartender
on duty!!!!!  The Do-Wopp Committee had absolutely no decision
in staffing for what the Park would profit from.  The reason for only
one bartender:  We can't AFFORD to have more than one bartender!
That, people, is just one reason why the meetings at the Cowshed
started happening.  No toilet paper in the Hotel rooms, Leroy
cancelled all drinking on the beaches at the Down Under, so how
in God's name could Frank and Dale that ran the Beach Club make
a profit?
 
At a meeting held at the Iroquois Club two summers ago, Deshner
told the group why the Hotel could not be operable.  They also had
continual break-ins and many problems.
 
To make matters worse, right now there are sabatoge happenings
that is trying to destroy what has not been destroyed yet.  These
actions are putting the Park in a very bad light, and I am not
talking about the filthy group at the Beach Club.  I guess it is time
to notify Judge Vardaro again to expose the dirty little secret of
sabotage.  If any of you want to know what I am referrring to, go
ask any of the three management groups--they all know what I am
talking about.  I started the meetings at the Cowshed three years
ago, and even though I no longer have a big place for a meeting,
there needs to be a meeting held so that everyone can hear for
themselves what the hell is going on.

PNP, Some or all of that may be true but the Doo-Wop was there on the lawn until last fall when all the S**t hit the fan with the Classic Iron Car Club. The trustees figured the bikers were going to spend a lot more money at the Beach Club than the car guys. That could be true but when the bikers were told they had to pay the cover charge they rebeled and I don't blame them. This is all about very bad management! There is room for everybody. 8)
I don't know which Do-Wopp group it was, but it wasn't the Roger
and Donnie Do-Wopp group that plays on Cool 101.7 every other
Saturday morning.  They love what they do, and you can tell, because they do alot of prize give-aways, etc. and they really know
their stuff.
 
I did not know that the filthy group played on the stage of the Free
Act Lawn, which now explains how so many people heard them.  In
all my years of dealing with bands, I have never heard of a band
playing for free, ever.  Maybe since it was the Free Act Lawn, that
would make more sense on the impossibility to charge everyone.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 05, 2010, 06:35:34 PM
Dr Dirty !!!! OMG....I cant believe my mother went to see him...and took a friend....worse, they sat thru it all !!!! When I asked why they didn't leave, they said he was insulting everyone that got up and left...as far as the rappers go, someone has to take responsibility for it....word around the lake today was awful, this is the kind of publicity nightmare they don't need right now....
 
Doc, you were right, the fireworks were awesome.....but here's a thought (just a random thought while drifiting out in the awesome lake breeze)....maybe someone around the lake could start up a collection to help offset the cost....there were hundreds of boats out on the lake watching, and the Park doesn't make a cent off of them....count in all the cars parked around the lake too....doesnt have to be much, but if everyone that watched them from someplace other than the Park sent them a buck, it may help....
 
someone mentioned the painting...how 'bout that waterpark !!!! Someone is very artistic there, doing a very nice job....
 
as far as the Liskos being behind, well, they should be able to make some headway this weekend, if indeed the rumor is true...
 
Sabotage? ?!?!?! I heard what happened, but I thought it was just vandalism, not sabotage....
 
maybe some advertising would work...we heard radio ads all the time for the live entertainment, but not once was the rides or waterpark mentioned....with temps in the mid-high 80's, people need to know the waterpark is open.....and remodeled !!!!
 
PnP....there were more than 5 maintenance guys there...Mudsharks is what we called them...ahh, yes, the old paper paystubs....I think I still have a few somewhere....1.35/hr and livin' the dream.....

I have also heard about Liskos being behind on their rent, but things
can be talked out in a meeting, and a workable plan for repayment
is better than having their water equipment drained by someone.
If it was truly just vandalism, it sure does smell like sabatoge to me,
and also to them.  Under the current circumstances, wouldn't it be
better for all three groups to get together to talk things out on a
regular basis?  Maybe they do, but if it was the Lisko group cutting
the power on the Carousel, or any other stupid thing, I think that
a war of words would have started, and it would have been ugly.
 
I am sure that it is very difficult for all three groups to agree on
alot of things, as it would be for any three groups anywhere at any
given event.  This is exactly why I fought so hard to get rid of the
Charitable Trust.  One owner, like Paul Nelson of Waldameer, shows
that private ownership can work.  We all have a right to our own
opinions, and I am the first to say that there has been more im-
provements made in the past two years than the past ten years.
Many great ideas have come into play, and we are open.  That in
itself gives credit to ALL THREE GROUPS.
 
Maybe Liskos are behind on their rent.  Maybe this is not turning
out to be the right venue for their operation, we may be too small
for their overhead.  I have never met or personally talked to any of
them, but I am sure that they thought it could work, and gave it a
shot.  However, I still believe that whomever drained their rides
was sending them a message, albeit in a cowardly way.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 05, 2010, 06:58:09 PM
Hey, everybody, I have a great flyer about the Pepsi Refresh grant as a .pdf...it's three to a page, so you cut the strips.  It's just like what was handed out on the Kaylee Belle, with a text addition to help people realize that you have to sign in AND click Vote for this Idea to actually vote. 
Anyways, if anyone has someplace to hand them out, post your interest here and I'll send it to you. 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 05, 2010, 07:45:43 PM
Timex Social Club Rumors (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRte0S2a_dA#)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on July 05, 2010, 08:03:35 PM
Hey, everybody, I have a great flyer about the Pepsi Refresh grant as a .pdf...it's three to a page, so you cut the strips.  It's just like what was handed out on the Kaylee Belle, with a text addition to help people realize that you have to sign in AND click Vote for this Idea to actually vote. 
Anyways, if anyone has someplace to hand them out, post your interest here and I'll send it to you.

Make sure you vote multiple times each day as well.  You can vote pretty much as often as you want every day using firefox.   Make sure you have the setting to delete browsing history when you close  firefox.  After you vote you simply close firefox and reopen it again  to vote back to back.  This can be continued on and on.  It also works with Internet explorer if you delete cookies each time.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 05, 2010, 08:04:39 PM
one more thing on the live entertainment....where was Rick and the roadhouse rockers today ??? ? I thought they were playing from 3-6, they must have been somewhere else, we didn't see them on the lawn....


So... where were they? Did they play the Beach Club or Hotel?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 05, 2010, 08:42:37 PM
Rick Magee was on the schedule for Friday night.  There's usually a band on the Free act lawn on Sundays at 3.
 
Best bet for the most current entertainment lists are www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com) or www.clpbeachclub.com (http://www.clpbeachclub.com)
other schedules go out early and then when entertainment gets changed, they don't get updated.  Those two sites are the most updated ones.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 05, 2010, 09:26:06 PM
one more thing on the live entertainment....where was Rick and the roadhouse rockers today ??? ? I thought they were playing from 3-6, they must have been somewhere else, we didn't see them on the lawn....


So... where were they? Did they play the Beach Club or Hotel?

not sure who played where.....maybe I misread the posters, but I thought sure it said Rick and the roadhouse rockers, but the website says the Breakfast Club...but unless I totally mossed them,  nobody was on the free act lawn Sunday afternoon at three....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on July 05, 2010, 10:13:27 PM
While the deleting cookies thing is clever, I can't help but think that Pepsi would be on to that little trick, and either isn't counting all the extras off of one email or is going to take them off at the end.  No offense meant, but I just don't think it's a good idea.
 
I like the Doo-Wop thing but I agree with Jimmy that week after week I would probably go mad.  But the thing about Doo-Wop is at least it's family friendly.  I know they've done a lot to get things moving and execute on the plan to get parts of the park leased and up and running, but is there a central vision of what the Park is supposed to be?  I don't think any venue can be everything to everyone - who is the clientele supposed to be that they are aiming for?  If you're going to have different things at different times for different crowds - i.e. loud swearing music that I guess twenty-somethings like - then organize the day like that, don't just start it up without warning.  Because with the lack of advertising word of mouth is a big part of your publicity and you need to work even harder then to keep everyone happy.
 
The vandalism stuff is also worrisome as well.  Hopefully they will take these things as a sign to step up security.  It just concerns me that so many of us are working so hard at remembering to vote every day and to nag all our friends to do so as well, so that they can complete a major project, when minor things can't even be kept safe.  Even Mr. PK has been bugging his friends every day on Facebook to vote without me even having to remind him - which is kinda shocking because usually I feel like I have had to drag him over there all these years.  Anyway, I hope that whoever the they is that is running things over there these days - the board, the lessees - can get this stuff nipped in the bud.  The place has come so far thanks to the hard work of a lot of volunteers and the businesspeople that were willing to come in and put their livelihood into getting things going.  It's just awful that bored kids or whoever have to be disruptive to those efforts.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 06, 2010, 08:17:10 AM
PK-OH,,, good post. I think I read above somewhere that the firebugs that torched the restroom lately have been caught. I didn't see anything in the paper about it. Who are they and where are they from?  ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on July 06, 2010, 10:18:31 AM
PK-OH,,, good post. I think I read above somewhere that the firebugs that torched the restroom lately have been caught. I didn't see anything in the paper about it. Who are they and where are they from?  ???

no charges have been filed but three suspects have been identified and interviewed.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: grammy on July 06, 2010, 12:00:10 PM
Do you have to pay anything to just go in to the beach? And is it open everyday?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on July 06, 2010, 12:22:07 PM
I apoligize as I'm a little out of the loop here -
 
What vandalism or sabatoge - Obviously the rest room fire - and I did hear about the kiddie pool being empty on saturday morning - is there more?
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: gator on July 06, 2010, 12:28:00 PM
Do you have to pay anything to just go in to the beach? And is it open everyday?
Beach is free and is open daily from 1:00 til ?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on July 06, 2010, 01:28:45 PM
I apoligize as I'm a little out of the loop here -
 
What vandalism or sabatoge - Obviously the rest room fire - and I did hear about the kiddie pool being empty on saturday morning - is there more?

The lazy river was emptied Thursday night. The valve was found at the Hotel, leading some to believe the Restoration group was behind it. That's almost too easy; seems more likely someone else trying to frame them.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 06, 2010, 01:59:26 PM
BREAKING NEWS...........BREAKING NEWS......BREAKING NEWS......BREAKING NEWS......BREAKING NEWS......BREAKING NEWS......BREAKING NEWS......BREAKING NEWS......BREAKING NEWS......

This Just In.... DUE TO THE HIGH TEMPERATURES....The water park will be open tomorrow, Wednesday July 7th, from Noon until 6pm. Cost of admission is $9.25 per person.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on July 06, 2010, 03:00:32 PM
I apoligize as I'm a little out of the loop here -
 
What vandalism or sabatoge - Obviously the rest room fire - and I did hear about the kiddie pool being empty on saturday morning - is there more?

The lazy river was emptied Thursday night. The valve was found at the Hotel, leading some to believe the Restoration group was behind it. That's almost too easy; seems more likely someone else trying to frame them.

Certainly don't believe one bit the Restoration Group would ever be behind something like that.  The more people in the park the more it benefits both groups plain and simple.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on July 06, 2010, 03:02:42 PM
While the deleting cookies thing is clever, I can't help but think that Pepsi would be on to that little trick, and either isn't counting all the extras off of one email or is going to take them off at the end.  No offense meant, but I just don't think it's a good idea.
 


They allow 10 per day right on their site on the bottom counter.  If you don't do it the other 30 ideas ahead of us are!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: clp_lives on July 06, 2010, 03:08:04 PM
While the deleting cookies thing is clever, I can't help but think that Pepsi would be on to that little trick, and either isn't counting all the extras off of one email or is going to take them off at the end.  No offense meant, but I just don't think it's a good idea.
 


They allow 10 per day right on their site on the bottom counter.  If you don't do it the other 30 ideas ahead of us are!

And don't forget multiple free email addresses (gmail, yahoo etc.)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on July 06, 2010, 03:22:11 PM
Someone posted the rules on the other thread.  I can't easily cut and paste on my phone but they say more than 10 votes a day or more than 1 vote for any application per day per email account means all your votes can be thrown out.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 06, 2010, 04:11:30 PM
The valve was found at the Hotel ???????????????????  I think this
should be a Trustees matter to handle.  Jimmy, do you still feel that
it isn't sabotage--sorry, but I can almost see someone trying to ruin
Liskos and then blaming the Restoration Group for it.  Not one person of the Restoration Group is STUPID enough to put it in the
Hotel where it could be found.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 06, 2010, 04:38:48 PM
They allow 10 per day right on their site on the bottom counter.  If you don't do it the other 30 ideas ahead of us are!

 
  • May I submit more than one vote from the same IP address?   Yes. However, you may only vote up to 10 times per account per day, but each vote must be for different projects.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 06, 2010, 11:33:31 PM
They allow 10 per day right on their site on the bottom counter.  If you don't do it the other 30 ideas ahead of us are!

 
  • May I submit more than one vote from the same IP address?   Yes. However, you may only vote up to 10 times per account per day, but each vote must be for different projects.



What about husband and wife? 2 email addresses, same computer. And don't forget the 11 children living there, and their friends. LOL


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Puffin on July 07, 2010, 12:05:57 AM
Nice pics Gore. Don't you go anyplace cold!
 
I check out your photo's and the need a half day to re-hydrate ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on July 07, 2010, 09:45:26 AM
You crazy border crossing biker!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 07, 2010, 10:03:51 AM
Nice pics Gore. Don't you go anyplace cold!


You know the pictures are coming since you asked. I suspect Gore does not wear his shorts in sub-zero temps. At least not for long anyhow.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 07, 2010, 11:48:10 AM
This week should really warm up the lake water and the Water Park
water, and this weekend will chill down to the low 80's.  Hopefully,
that will bring people out in droves. 
 
Now, if it were true that the plug to the Water Park was really found in the Hotel, don't you think that one of the four main
LLC group would have taken it back over?  It could have been
found in a guest room, which would eliminate sabotage, or it
could have been found by a guest if the plug was laying on the
ground somewhere, and turned in to the main desk, just a guess,
but a police report should have been filled out, just for future
reference.  This really is so upsetting because so many of us want
the three groups to defy all odds and make this place work.  These
kind of tricks do not help matters at all.
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 07, 2010, 12:05:11 PM
Why is there not a lock of some kind on the plug to prevernt removal?  ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 07, 2010, 12:06:10 PM
Wanda, you should have been an investigator. With a little extra training you could probably do well... :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 07, 2010, 12:07:56 PM
Nice pics Gore. Don't you go anyplace cold!
 
I check out your photo's and the need a half day to re-hydrate ;D


Tig's nose is looking a bit pinker too from the sunburn.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on July 07, 2010, 12:54:38 PM
This week should really warm up the lake water and the Water Park
water, and this weekend will chill down to the low 80's.  Hopefully,
that will bring people out in droves. 
 
Now, if it were true that the plug to the Water Park was really found in the Hotel, don't you think that one of the four main
LLC group would have taken it back over?  It could have been
found in a guest room, which would eliminate sabotage, or it
could have been found by a guest if the plug was laying on the
ground somewhere, and turned in to the main desk, just a guess,
but a police report should have been filled out, just for future
reference.  This really is so upsetting because so many of us want
the three groups to defy all odds and make this place work.  These
kind of tricks do not help matters at all.
Valve or Plug, what was it?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 07, 2010, 01:29:44 PM
Three more events added to the CLP calendar, go check it out.  www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 07, 2010, 06:24:44 PM
This week should really warm up the lake water and the Water Park
water, and this weekend will chill down to the low 80's.  Hopefully,
that will bring people out in droves. 
 
Now, if it were true that the plug to the Water Park was really found in the Hotel, don't you think that one of the four main
LLC group would have taken it back over?  It could have been
found in a guest room, which would eliminate sabotage, or it
could have been found by a guest if the plug was laying on the
ground somewhere, and turned in to the main desk, just a guess,
but a police report should have been filled out, just for future
reference.  This really is so upsetting because so many of us want
the three groups to defy all odds and make this place work.  These
kind of tricks do not help matters at all.
Valve or Plug, what was it?

Actually, I think that with the pool being drained on Thursday nite,
(according to this forum), an then the Water Ride being drained
either on Friday or Saturday nite, there was probably both a valve
and and plug involved.  Zip, people either call me on my cell phone,
or drive over to my house to let me know what the hell is going on
over there.  Maybe it is because I started the meetings, maybe it
is because they think I know someone to contact, I don't know why.  However, if it is an adult pulling these types of tricks, I think
it is time to get the dunking tank out with the ball throwers being
about one foot away from the --v a l v e,  p l u g, or whatever the
hell the thing is that you hit to make the person go down.  I sign
up for the first 100 throws!


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 07, 2010, 06:46:51 PM
Thursday ride band just $10 and if you bring 2 canned goods per person, it's just $5.  Does not include Splash City.
This is every Thursday.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on July 07, 2010, 09:50:26 PM
Well - if they don't figure out the valve / plug thing . . . it's more like 'Thunk City.'



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on July 07, 2010, 10:07:26 PM
The Park needs DAILY 24HOUR SECURITY!!!! The $10-$15/Hr. (just guessing on the pay), would be much better than paying alot more for potential damage, aggravation, time sorting through damage, etc.  Even if it was only one "rent a cop", it would be a deterrent.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 08, 2010, 12:42:05 AM
Thursday ride band just $10 and if you bring 2 canned goods per person, it's just $5.  Does not include Splash City.
This is every Thursday.

Are you sure about those prices? How much for kids?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 08, 2010, 07:12:13 AM
The Park needs DAILY 24HOUR SECURITY!!!! The $10-$15/Hr. (just guessing on the pay), would be much better than paying alot more for potential damage, aggravation, time sorting through damage, etc.  Even if it was only one "rent a cop", it would be a deterrent.

 
You are right my friend! I can remember that park crawling with secutity cops. Chief of Police "Dud" Fisher even had a holding a cell on the southeast corner of Dreamland Ballroom.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on July 08, 2010, 08:39:29 AM
LOCK,  I didn't "experience" those cells first hand,( ;D ), but my dad showed them to me when I was in High School, when he was one of the "rent a cops" for the Dreamland Ballroom high school dances that many of us who went to them, have such fond memories. A few years ago, I was one of the Volunteers that cleaned out the "cells" and that jail room. (I think it was in 06 or 07).  You know what they looked like.  They were fully enclosed box cells made from connecting straps of steel like you see in some of the old horror movies.  They looked like animal cages,  were approximately 6-8 ft., square, and each had one toliet in them and nothing else, if I remember correctly!  It was a hoot seeing them again, at the time.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 08, 2010, 08:43:13 AM
I guess the ballroom must have been a wild place back in the day if they needed a pokey there.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on July 08, 2010, 08:46:28 AM
Mead.Trib. article about Pepsi grant states Lisa-SaveCLP is a trustee. Any other new board members ?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 08, 2010, 09:33:43 AM
Thursday ride band just $10 and if you bring 2 canned goods per person, it's just $5.  Does not include Splash City.
This is every Thursday.

Are you sure about those prices? How much for kids?

 
Same for everybody....this is directly from Tim Lisko.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on July 08, 2010, 12:12:46 PM
Why would someone need to frame the Hotel folks?  What would be the reasoning for that?  Could they have upset enough people?
Look at these reviews!  http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52410-d616479-Reviews-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html (http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52410-d616479-Reviews-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 08, 2010, 12:29:36 PM
Why would someone need to frame the Hotel folks?  What would be the reasoning for that?  Could they have upset enough people?
Look at these reviews!  [url]http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52410-d616479-Reviews-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html[/url] ([url]http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52410-d616479-Reviews-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html[/url])

 
Do you think that three Type A managers can all agree on everything and work in the same interests in ANYTHING? 
Partnerships have the worst success record, according to
my lawyer.  Some partnerships do continue, but not without
differences of opinion that could just keep building.
 
I have not clue why someone would do this to the Liskos.
From what I understand, they are really nice people, and
really want to make this park work.  In my opinion, they
cater to litle people with adults watching them have fun in
clean, clear water.  The adult crowd wants the beach, the
Beach Club, and the adult beverages.  Seems like a perfect
set-up to me. 
 
IC, did they use the Pokey very much?  I worked during the
day, and back then people were more disciplined due to the
time of day, and it was before the drugs came to the area.
Rod Wise was on the police staff then, and we al used to
have a great relationship, even got Rose to laugh a few times.
Those were the days, my friend...........................
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 08, 2010, 12:37:42 PM
I think people are expecting a full amenities any more when they travel. When they  don't get them they get nit-picky and yes, they begin to complain (and embellish) about a lot of little things. Everybody wants the Ritz at at a Motel 6 price, but the reality is that just isn't going to happen. I don't think too many realize just what the hotel really is and have unrealistic expectations and get disappointed because they don't have hair dryers, jacuzzis, massuers and all the other stuff that a handfull of people actually use at a hotel. Maybe they need to travel abroad and stay at a $150 per night hotel that has a community bathroom.

I would not say they are framing the hotel, just expressing disappointment (in a very negative way I might add) they were expecting the hotel to be something it is not.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 08, 2010, 05:23:50 PM
LOCK,  I didn't "experience" those cells first hand,( ;D ), but my dad showed them to me when I was in High School, when he was one of the "rent a cops" for the Dreamland Ballroom high school dances that many of us who went to them, have such fond memories. A few years ago, I was one of the Volunteers that cleaned out the "cells" and that jail room. (I think it was in 06 or 07).  You know what they looked like.  They were fully enclosed box cells made from connecting straps of steel like you see in some of the old horror movies.  They looked like animal cages,  were approximately 6-8 ft., square, and each had one toliet in them and nothing else, if I remember correctly!  It was a hoot seeing them again, at the time.

Last I checked, the cells were in the Convention Hall, salvaged after the ballroom fire....that may make a good fundraiser....auction them off, with the proceeds to go toward the Blue Streak....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 08, 2010, 05:26:30 PM
I guess the ballroom must have been a wild place back in the day if they needed a pokey there.

I can remember hanging out near there on a Saturday night just to see who would be in there.....the CLP Police was an actual police dept, they did traffic stops and everything....I think they were some sort of branch of the sherrif, at least they were on the same freq as them...


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 08, 2010, 05:31:38 PM
Quote from: stablepitandpub
 
[url=http://back/
back then people were more disciplined due to the
time of day, and it was before the drugs came to the area.
Rod Wise was on the police staff then, and we al used to
have a great relationship, even got Rose to laugh a few times.
Those were the days, my friend...........................

 
Wanda, where were you when we had all those parties !!!!! As I recall, you were at more than one of them.....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on July 08, 2010, 07:12:22 PM
Why would someone need to frame the Hotel folks?  What would be the reasoning for that?  Could they have upset enough people?
Look at these reviews!  [url]http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52410-d616479-Reviews-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html[/url] ([url]http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g52410-d616479-Reviews-Hotel_Conneaut_at_Conneaut_Lake_Park-Conneaut_Lake_Pennsylvania.html[/url])


I could have sworn there were more recent reviews of the hotel on there than 2009 the last time I looked.  At any rate, hopefully most people know to take all those with a grain of salt.  I've used that site a lot to look up hotels and activities when we're planning to go somewhere, and you do have to weigh them all.  I can't see it any more on my reviews but you used to be able to mark reviews as unhelpful as well as helpful.  I was kinda ticked a while back when I spent a lot of time writing out detailed reviews of places and had yahoos mark them as unhelpful because they didn't agree with me - i.e. I didn't like some place they liked or vice versa.

It's too late for the reviews up there now for the Park and the Hotel because so much time has passed, but management of facilities reviewed on there can actually post management responses to reviews that are posted.  If people start using TripAdvisor as a vehicle to comment on the park now, that might be a nice thing for the Park/Hotel to do.  If you search on my name over there - I'm PK_OH on there also - and click on my review for the Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge on the Parkway and scroll around on their reviews (mine didn't get a response from them but others around mine did), you'll see how they do it - they do one of the best jobs of this that I've seen over there, particularly whenever someone posts something negative.



Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 08, 2010, 07:34:08 PM
I guess the ballroom must have been a wild place back in the day if they needed a pokey there.

 
They needed them and they used them. With the Beach Club packed elbow to elbow and the Dreamland Ballroom packed when they had big name stars there things sometimes got out of hand and the Security Boys did a good job!
And at the end of the day they served as escorts for the stand and ride operators when they took the cash to the office.
 Can you younger people even fathom this activity. This was when the park had good owners and ran the park for a big profit. ;D


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on July 08, 2010, 07:36:27 PM
I have not clue why someone would do this to the Liskos.
From what I understand, they are really nice people, and
really want to make this park work.  In my opinion, they
cater to litle people with adults watching them have fun in
clean, clear water.  The adult crowd wants the beach, the
Beach Club, and the adult beverages.  Seems like a perfect
set-up to me. 

I agree.  I don't know them personally but in addition to the relatively pleasant times I've had at the park since they've taken over the rides,  my family and I have enjoyed numerous carnivals since we've lived here in Ohio that they ran the rides for. 
 
My theory, without knowing any more about all of this recent stuff than what I've read here, is that it's either bored kids making mischief, or someone really trying to sabotage what seems to me to be a relatively well working model to getting things going over there again with the place being a park with a hotel and rides and a beach club/restaurant.  I know before the Trustees got the park going again there was talk on the old board about condos and things like that, but maybe it's just me but I see the attraction over there being the park.  Like if I had the money I wouldn't mind having a little simple summer cottage deal over there so we could go to the park in addition to enjoying the lake.  But without the park it'd be kinda boring.
 
While I think of it, what's going on with Snowwaters?  Did they ever sell any of those houses?
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 08, 2010, 07:38:40 PM
Probably the roughest crowd seemed to be the undertakers when they had their weeklong convention at the park. They could make the bikers look like boy scouts.  ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 08, 2010, 08:12:15 PM
ah yes, the funeral directors....what a crowd that was...we used to sneak in and lie in a casket...I remember many a night being walked to the office by security, and all I had was a bag full of ride tickets....and remember the theft, turned out to be a state cop behind it all ??? They never did say the amount stolen, but it was around 100k, and that was just the last few days of the season....when the local group bought it at auction, and ran it, one of the owners would come in after a concert, and take a few thousand off the top....it was (and may still be) a cash cow....someone was (and may still be) making a killing off the Park, it's a shame she's in the state she is....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 08, 2010, 08:28:35 PM
 ::)   I've thought that right along. We will have to see what happens when Gary gets out of jail.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 08, 2010, 10:11:45 PM
Quote from: stablepitandpub
 
[url=http://back/
back then people were more disciplined due to the
time of day, and it was before the drugs came to the area.
Rod Wise was on the police staff then, and we al used to
have a great relationship, even got Rose to laugh a few times.
Those were the days, my friend...........................

 
Wanda, where were you when we had all those parties !!!!! As I recall, you were at more than one of them.....
  Jimmy, are you sure you don't have me confused with
my sister, Debbie.  She worked at the beach area, and she loved
to party with people.  In fact, she still does.  During the years
that I worked at the park, I was married to Hubby #1, and we
never partied over there.  Now, my husband of almost 30 years,
would party all the time--he is real hoot, and the people over
here love him to death.  He would give his last dime to a stranger,
and has the most beautiful eyes in the world.  Bob is the reason
that we have a full campground and a waiting list--he works 7
days a week and is truly captivated with our two little ones.
Ask the people at Camperland what they think of Bob--they all
respect him, rightfully so.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 08, 2010, 10:16:45 PM
NO, I'm pretty sure it was you....I know your sister and brother, and knew your parents too...were you married in 1976/77?
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: PK_OH on July 09, 2010, 01:02:42 PM
Does anyone know ... for parking to go on the rides... are you allowed to park in that lot across from the Beach Club, or is that lot for club patrons only?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on July 09, 2010, 02:29:07 PM
Does anyone think that the act on the free lawn could have been set up by someone who wants the park to fail?  Such a bizarre thing.
Also, how do I find the "not for public consumption post"
Janet
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on July 09, 2010, 04:00:23 PM
Does anyone think that the act on the free lawn could have been set up by someone who wants the park to fail?  Such a bizarre thing.
Also, how do I find the "not for public consumption post"
Janet
 

Nah. I think that band was just lookin' for some exposure to a larger audience. Mighta mis-calculated their target audience a bit though.

Look for the word Forum up top of the page and click on it. One of the topic headings is the 'Not Fot For' page. Don't know if you have enough posts to get in it though. It has a set threshold . . . kinda designed to keep the lurkers from lookin' at stuff we don't want 'em to.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 09, 2010, 04:26:59 PM
 :eyebrow: Sage should have known what the rappers were like before they let them on. Rap very seldom tells a story of a clean and productive life! Usually about sex, drugs, killing and running the streets.  :nono:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Onion Sandwich on July 09, 2010, 05:34:09 PM
Does anyone know ... for parking to go on the rides... are you allowed to park in that lot across from the Beach Club, or is that lot for club patrons only?

The real question would be "Who has the rights to that parking lot across from the BC?" OR more specifically, "What Parkland has been leased out and to who?"


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Janetplanet on July 09, 2010, 06:45:38 PM
thanks, I have enough to get in, just everything has changed when I now log on.  thanks again.
Janet


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: myredmonet on July 10, 2010, 12:35:18 AM
Generally, when some people want others to fail they do it as an act of jealousy.  Perhaps they thought they had better plans or ideas than the other person/party.  As mention in a very good post previously, us "arm-chair quarterbacks" can sit back with ease and judge the progress of both groups involved in restoring our treasured park.  We, however, are not the ones supplying the funds, the planning, and the endless days and nights "in the trenches".  Both groups are obviously trying wholeheartedly to make this year successful.  It doesn't help when others start unsubstantiated rumors about plugs and valves in the water park being tampered with, pitting one group against another, which is truly not the case.  One could certainly agree that each group can thrive upon each other. And we should assume that this is the plan, all along.   


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 10, 2010, 12:43:50 AM
Generally, when some people want others to fail they do it as an act of jealousy.  Perhaps they thought they had better plans or ideas than the other person/party.  As mention in a very good post previously, us "arm-chair quarterbacks" can sit back with ease and judge the progress of both groups involved in restoring our treasured park.  We, however, are not the ones supplying the funds, the planning, and the endless days and nights "in the trenches".  Both groups are obviously trying wholeheartedly to make this year successful.  It doesn't help when others start unsubstantiated rumors about plugs and valves in the water park being tampered with, pitting one group against another, which is truly not the case.  One could certainly agree that each group can thrive upon each other. And we should assume that this is the plan, all along.   

VERY well said.  How many amusement parks close ... AND THEN REOPEN? 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 10, 2010, 08:56:27 AM
Well then,,, were the plugs and valves tampered with or not? Just a rumor?   ???


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: IC2ITUC on July 10, 2010, 09:15:10 AM
"IC, did they use the Pokey very much?  I worked during the
day, and back then people were more disciplined due to the
time of day, and it was before the drugs came to the area.
Rod Wise was on the police staff then, and we al used to
have a great relationship, even got Rose to laugh a few times.
Those were the days, my friend".......by,PNP....................
 Wanda, I can't remember exactly but my dad didn't mention to me about the use of the jail.  Every once in awhile a fight would occur and they would put them in the cells for a short time.  After being in there, it usually really "cured" them!  Also a few "drunks" would spend some time there when out of control etc.  Back then, as you mentioned, basically the family ties seemed to be stronger with respected values, etc., from  the teachings of our parents.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Save CLP on July 10, 2010, 09:29:49 AM
Attention all Blue Streak voters!  Here's another easy way to get the word out.  Go to the Save the Blue Streak EVENT Facebook page.  Click on the RSVP section that you will Attend the "event".  Then, find the spot to Invite Friends.  A window will open with all your friends, and you click on them to "invite" them to vote.  This is better than just posting it on your wall, because your invitation gets e-mailed to them, rather than waiting for your friends to check their Facebook page and have your posting gone from the recent posts.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 10, 2010, 02:08:33 PM
There is an apology on the front page of the CLP website.

http://www.conneautlakepark.com (http://www.conneautlakepark.com)




Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 10, 2010, 10:22:29 PM
This apology from the trustees is a welcome thing to see. I for one accept it and trust that it doesn't happen again.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 11, 2010, 12:52:27 PM
There is an apology on the front page of the CLP website.

[url]http://www.conneautlakepark.com[/url] ([url]http://www.conneautlakepark.com/[/url])

 
Hi Zip:  I read the apology, and feel that it realized that a poor
           lack of judgment was shown, but to me, only by the
           idiots who performed.  I have told my son many times
           that music is what us old people listened to when we
           were that age, and FILTH is what they listen to today.
 
           I had the hardest time with my kitchen staff all loving
           to listen to trash like that, and I really think that the
           music licensing companies should get more involved with
           preventing this type of listening pleasure for kids who
           are at the difficult age between going the transition from
           a teenager to adapting to an adult world.  These few kids
           didn't care that I had two of the most wonderful older
           women working in that same area, and it was a challenge
           all the time of me actually taking the trash disc out of the
           player and throwing it away, and then the next nite they
           would bring something else in.  Some of these kids are now
           in trouble with the law since I closed down--that is what
           kind of influence this type of music has on young tweens.
 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on July 11, 2010, 02:37:15 PM
to "I'm never satisfied with anything":  There was quite a strong movement re: lyrics back in the 80s, the Parents Music Resource Center, led by non other than Tipper Gore. Ratings were put on discs so parents would have some clue but the responsibility is still up to parents. Once kids get to be a bit older, they are pretty much on their own as it is easy to insert headphones and listen to whatever.

I don't understand why you didn't have a policy regarding music in force in your kitchen. Seems like that would have been a simple answer, or forbid the CD player altogether. Guess it is easier to let the tail wag the dog and then complain about it....

I think the apology was fine.  A mistake was made, which most but not all of us do from time to time.  ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on July 11, 2010, 04:14:24 PM
Quote
I have told my son many times that music is what us old people listened to when we were that age, and FILTH is what they listen to today.

Little Richard: "Good golly Miss Molly, sure likes to ball." Hmmm. Well . . .

Smokey Robinson: "Babe, tonight belongs to us
Everything's right, do what you must
And inch by inch we get closer and closer
To every little part of each other
Ooh, babe, yes
Let the music take your mind, babe
Just release and you would find"

Not about anything 'dirty' right?

Then there's this line from "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" by Bill Haley and the Comets: "I'm like a one eyed cat peeping in a seafood store."

Clever really.
 
Muddy Wayers "King Bee" -
 
Well I'm a king bee
Can buzz all night long
Well I'm a king bee, baby
Can buzz all night long
Yeah I can buzz better baby
When your man is gone



Every generation has had its own little rebellion against the one before it.  Has it gotten more explicit? Absolutely. Has the intention gotten any different?

Nah.

Oh - I forgot to mention Chuck Berry's ding-a-ling . . .

And lastly, Tipper Gore married a guy who's chakras really need releasing.




Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 11, 2010, 05:09:30 PM
Let's not forget the tame classic from 1948 called the"Long John Blues" sung by Dinah Washington and coverd by many a female vocalist. not exactly vulgar, but it's still pretty racy.

I've got a dentist who's over seven feet tall
Yes, I've got a dentist who's over seven feet tall
Long John they call him, and he answers every call

Well, I went to Long Johns office and told him the pain was killin'
Yes, I went to Long Johns office and told him the pain was killin'
He told me not to worry, that my cavity just needed fillin'

He said, "When I start drillin', I'll have to give you novocaine"
He said, "Yes, when I start drillin', I'll have to give you novocaine"
Cause ev'ry woman just can't stand the pain"

He took out his trusted drill and he told me to open wide
He said he wouldn't hurt me but he'd fill that hole inside
Long John, Long John, you've got that golden touch
You thrill me when you drill me, and I need you very much

When he got through, he said "Baby, that will cost you ten"
Yes when he got through, he said "Baby, that will cost you ten
Six months from now, come back and see me again"

Say you're supposed to see your dentist 'bout twice a year, that's right
But I think I feel it throbbin', yes, I'll go back there tonight
Long John, Long John, don't ever move away
Say, I hope I keep on achin' so I can see you every day




Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Amidala on July 11, 2010, 05:31:27 PM
The more things change, the more they stay the same. What goes around comes around.. etc etc.

I worked with a guy who was one of the key figures in establishing the PRMC.  He used to always say in his presentations about lyrics and such, "... and I'm not even touching the songs of the parents' generation!"

At least the Twist moved dancers apart... Happy 50th Birthday Twist


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 11, 2010, 10:34:56 PM
1953 I went to North Carolina on vacation. There was a song down there titled "Honey Love"
     I need it in the morning sun,
     I need it when the day is done.
     I need your Honey Love. etc.etc.
Sung by some lady, don't remember. I tried to buy the record up here and did get it at the record store on North Street. On the radio they played about a third of the song and pulled the plug. Too racy for WMGW.
That song down south played over and over again on all the radio stations. Had a cool beat to it.
How 'bout "Dance with me Henry"? Another good beat!
 
Music sure does change with our ages. But certain words need to be omitted .


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on July 12, 2010, 07:39:49 AM
hey! y'all hijacked the CLP REPORT thread
 
 ;D
 
Most of this should be moved over to the
 
What Are You Be Listening To (the eeticket version) (http://forum.eeticket.com/index.php/topic,441.375.html) thread.

*end hijack*  :huh:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on July 12, 2010, 08:21:13 AM
Meh - just found the accentuated "FILTH" to be a little over the top. Thought it merited a small rebuttal. Of course - I could be overestimating SPP's age as I was quoting lyrics from the 50's. (Myuddy was a little older.)  Cuz if she was a teen of the 60's / 70's - I'm not exactly sure where she's comin' from . . . the music of that era was as lascivious as any today. They just didn't drop the F-bomb right and left . . . unless you were Johnny Rotten . . . .

*end my part of the hijack*


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 12, 2010, 08:32:48 AM
It is kind of a hijack I suppose but it all has to do with the filthy words spoken by the Rappers at CLP over Doo-wop weekend Tife. Way more explicit than back in the day. Back then it was only suggestive. Today it is outright blatant! ::) 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 12, 2010, 08:33:17 AM
It's not a hijack. They're discussing the questionable lyrics from the act who performed on the Free Act Lawn at CLP, and the discussion just got a bit deeper than level 1. Still fits within the topic.

It's not as though we're going to run out of pages here to discuss things on.... LOL That's the cool thing about the internet. It just keeps going....


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 12, 2010, 10:57:19 AM
I remember back in the early '80's, a local band, Red Oak, was really
a hot band, but especially for the song (I think it was called the
Rodeo Song) but it had the words:  ain't got a truck, and it
had the F word in it.  The Park Fire Hall had them alot, and packed
the place, probably because that was so out of the norm.  But, it
was an over-21 crowd.  The songs you guys are printing--I really
wasn't into that kind of music.  I was into Bobby Vinton, the Vogues, and E. Humperdink.  I know, really a dork at 17.
 
One thing I noticed in all of your songs, it IMPLIED sexual acts, but
never did you print the F word in those songs, because I bet it was
not used.  I am not a prude by any sense of the word, and can keep up with any trucker language when needed.  Our young adults
are the ones who will be taking care of us at some point, and I think
you will agree that your parents would have soaped your mouth if
you used the language that our kids use today.  We can try to teach them respect, and hope that it works.  The people that I do
business with would highly resent hearing that type of music that
was played in the kitchen.  Teenage workers come a dime a dozen,
customers do not.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: TiFeMb on July 12, 2010, 12:25:55 PM
so sorry. the  ;D  implied smiley was meant to convey sarcasm. I agree, you can be explicit without actually saying the words. It's called VOCABULARY.  ;D
 
...and yes Zip, it goes on and on...Thanks again NP.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: lifefeedsonlife on July 12, 2010, 12:36:41 PM
I think the word Humperdink is loaded with innuendo - but then so is the word innuendo.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 12, 2010, 12:58:07 PM
Obviously I was not there for the event. The gratuitous dropping of the F bomb for all to see  at a public event is not cool IMO. I've seen a lot of bands play for "family affairs" and "adults only" venues. The ones that were worth seeing (and had longevity as well) never uttered the F Bomb. Come to think of it... many of them didn't even curse on stage. I suppose it means they can express themselves just fine.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on July 12, 2010, 01:19:30 PM
I can reasonably tolerate the occasional use of the F word, but not every other word. I really hate the C word (female anatomy) that they used almost as frequently, always preceded by f***in'. I only stayed long enough to hear a few "songs" to realize I had heard more than enough.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: darby shaw on July 12, 2010, 01:22:50 PM
Generally, when some people want others to fail they do it as an act of jealousy.  Perhaps they thought they had better plans or ideas than the other person/party.  As mention in a very good post previously, us "arm-chair quarterbacks" can sit back with ease and judge the progress of both groups involved in restoring our treasured park.  We, however, are not the ones supplying the funds, the planning, and the endless days and nights "in the trenches".  Both groups are obviously trying wholeheartedly to make this year successful.  It doesn't help when others start unsubstantiated rumors about plugs and valves in the water park being tampered with, pitting one group against another, which is truly not the case.  One could certainly agree that each group can thrive upon each other. And we should assume that this is the plan, all along.   

Are you denying the water park was tampered with?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: BG3 on July 12, 2010, 01:28:49 PM
Anyone know why the state police hauled a guy out of the hotel on saturday morning in handcuffs?
 
Wanda - hows progress coming on the new pit?


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: Zipper on July 12, 2010, 01:40:31 PM
Do you know how hard it is to find a commedian without a foul mouth? Now there's a challenge.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 12, 2010, 01:47:41 PM
Anyone know why the state police hauled a guy out of the hotel on saturday morning in handcuffs?
 
Wanda - hows progress coming on the new pit?

Man charged for stealing cash

A Canton, Ohio, man was arraigned on Saturday morning on charges of theft after an incident that happened at the Hotel Conneaut. According to Meadville State Police, Adam Charles Wiley, 46, entered a guest's room at the hotel and stole money. Police also report that money was stolen from the front desk area. Wiley was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood for theft. Bail was set at $1,000. Wiley failed to post bail and was placed in the Crawford County Jail.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: CindyLouWho on July 12, 2010, 02:37:57 PM
Wiley.  Weird.  Wonder if they are related?

(Life, you're killing me, lol)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 12, 2010, 03:40:57 PM
Anyone know why the state police hauled a guy out of the hotel on saturday morning in handcuffs?
 
Wanda - hows progress coming on the new pit?
  Slower than a turtle moves.  We got more work done this
              weekend than had been done in four months.  The owner
              of the building works out of state and only gets home
              around once a week, (he drives to Kentucky and back
              all the time), but it would have gone faster had he had
              workers there that don't do work as a part-time job.
              I almost gave up on it on July 1st, and it is taking all of
              my strength to keep hanging in there.  In this area, the
              best part of summer is over after July 4th, and it will
              probably be close to the end of July because the water
              test that I am taking tonite takes 10 days to process.
 
              I can seat 40 in the main hall, and hope to have some
              nice summer evenings for outside serving as well.  Time
              will tell, but at least it is almost done.  You will not even
              recognize the place when you come in.  John had the
              whole inside torn out, and he will also have an HVAC
              system for comfortable hot and cold days.  He and Mary
              are really nice people, and I want to do a bang-up job
              for them.  I hired a chef who worked at the Allegheny
              Club in Pittsburgh, and we will have a completely different
              soup each day of the month, and a calendar showing
              what each special will be on what days. 
 
 


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 12, 2010, 03:45:08 PM
Anyone know why the state police hauled a guy out of the hotel on saturday morning in handcuffs?
 
Wanda - hows progress coming on the new pit?
  Slower than a turtle moves.  We got more work done this
              weekend than had been done in four months.  The owner
              of the building works out of state and only gets home
              around once a week, (he drives to Kentucky and back
              all the time), but it would have gone faster had he had
              workers there that don't do work as a part-time job.
              I almost gave up on it on July 1st, and it is taking all of
              my strength to keep hanging in there.  In this area, the
              best part of summer is over after July 4th, and it will
              probably be close to the end of July because the water
              test that I am taking tonite takes 10 days to process.
 
              I can seat 40 in the main hall, and hope to have some
              nice summer evenings for outside serving as well.  Time
              will tell, but at least it is almost done.  You will not even
              recognize the place when you come in.  John had the
              whole inside torn out, and he will also have an HVAC
              system for comfortable hot and cold days.  He and Mary
              are really nice people, and I want to do a bang-up job
              for them.  I hired a chef who worked at the Allegheny
              Club in Pittsburgh, and we will have a completely different
              soup each day of the month, and a calendar showing
              what each special will be on what days.
              We also have special entertainment in mind that no one
               does around here, but I have to have it installed by
               someone who understands electronics.  If anyone would
               be willing to help, please let me know.  Free dinner in
               it for two if you do.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 12, 2010, 04:00:39 PM
I'dhelp you out if I lived close enough to. Obviously thisis come kind of multi-media system. If PretzelBoy from the trib was around here (he never came over though) I suspect he would have been able to help you out. If it is an AV thing you might be able to call the Allegheny AV department and see if a student can do the job for you. Whatever you feel comfortable with of course.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: jimmyt on July 12, 2010, 05:26:59 PM
Anyone know why the state police hauled a guy out of the hotel on saturday morning in handcuffs?
 
Wanda - hows progress coming on the new pit?
  Slower than a turtle moves.  We got more work done this
              weekend than had been done in four months.  The owner
              of the building works out of state and only gets home
              around once a week, (he drives to Kentucky and back
              all the time), but it would have gone faster had he had
              workers there that don't do work as a part-time job.
              I almost gave up on it on July 1st, and it is taking all of
              my strength to keep hanging in there.  In this area, the
              best part of summer is over after July 4th, and it will
              probably be close to the end of July because the water
              test that I am taking tonite takes 10 days to process.
 
              I can seat 40 in the main hall, and hope to have some
              nice summer evenings for outside serving as well.  Time
              will tell, but at least it is almost done.  You will not even
              recognize the place when you come in.  John had the
              whole inside torn out, and he will also have an HVAC
              system for comfortable hot and cold days.  He and Mary
              are really nice people, and I want to do a bang-up job
              for them.  I hired a chef who worked at the Allegheny
              Club in Pittsburgh, and we will have a completely different
              soup each day of the month, and a calendar showing
              what each special will be on what days.
              We also have special entertainment in mind that no one
               does around here, but I have to have it installed by
               someone who understands electronics.  If anyone would
               be willing to help, please let me know.  Free dinner in
               it for two if you do.

oh, I may know someone that knows his way around electronics.... ;)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July 12, 2010, 05:55:37 PM
I would be thrilled if it were you!  You may think it is a little
crazy, but it is so different that I think you would be proud
to have been able to make it happen.  My cell phone number
is 724-9589.


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 12, 2010, 06:01:25 PM
I think the word Humperdink is loaded with innuendo - but then so is the word innuendo.

 
 :rofl:


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 12, 2010, 06:04:27 PM
Anyone know why the state police hauled a guy out of the hotel on saturday morning in handcuffs?
 
Wanda - hows progress coming on the new pit?

 
The paper today said theft of services I believe. ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: NightmarePatrol on July 12, 2010, 06:12:00 PM
Man charged for stealing cash

A Canton, Ohio, man was arraigned on Saturday morning on charges of theft after an incident that happened at the Hotel Conneaut. According to Meadville State Police, Adam Charles Wiley, 46, entered a guest's room at the hotel and stole money. Police also report that money was stolen from the front desk area. Wiley was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Rita Marwood for theft. Bail was set at $1,000. Wiley failed to post bail and was placed in the Crawford County Jail.
Anyone know why the state police hauled a guy out of the hotel on saturday morning in handcuffs?
 
Wanda - hows progress coming on the new pit?

Okay... I reposted... shoot me

The paper today said theft of services I believe. ::)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: E-L Man on July 12, 2010, 06:17:26 PM
Wanda,,,, Jimmy Richards installed and operated the sound system in our new church and is very good at it. He now owns Jones Carpets and is located in the old Blacks Furniture store. He lives in Linesville.  :)


Title: Re: * CLP REPORT *
Post by: stablepitandpub on July