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Friday, January 3, 2020

When I was a kid, the first few months of the year was boat show time. Back then, in February, my family and I would break from the winter chill and step into the indoor summer of the Detroit Boat Show heating up Cobo Hall (recently renamed as the TCF Center). I climbed onto every boat with my dad, who taught me what was special

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Boat Show, Kids & Pets

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Since 1892, Columbia Yacht Club has been known as more than just a ship on the lake, a sailing organization, or a dining room. It has been known and continues to be celebrated as the club that fosters a deep sense of pride and camaraderie among its members, officers, and staff. More than this, the Columbia Yacht Club is proud to serve

tags: Boat Club, Charity, Education, Feel Good Story, Kids & Pets, Lake Michigan, Yacht Club

Friday, July 12, 2019

It’s called the Game Changer Pad because this new pad, by Aqua Lily Products, will change what the market requires when considering a floating pad. Kids and families already have fun playing on the original Aqua Lily Pads, but the development team wanted to kick that fun up to the next level. A competitive bunch, the team has

tags: Accessories, Company Expansions, Kids & Pets, Water Toys

Friday, June 28, 2019

Enjoying New York's many water resources is an excellent way to spend the summer. New York Sea Grant is reminding those who do to be informed about harmful algal blooms (HABs), how to avoid exposure of oneself and pets, and where to report potential HABs. "Not all algal blooms are harmful," said Jesse Lepak, Ph.D., Great Lakes

tags: Environmental Impact, Kids & Pets, Safety

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

The term “glass ceiling” may be commonly used these days. But as another boating season kicks off on on the nation’s lake and rivers, perhaps women breaking through the “BASS CEILING” should be the better message. So says Stephanie Vatalaro, vice president of the Recreational Boating and Fishing

by: Norm Schultz

tags: Canada, Coupons & Discounts, Fishing, Great Lakes, Kids & Pets, Women in Boating

Friday, April 19, 2019

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife today announced that May 4-5 will be Ohio’s free fishing weekend, when Ohio residents may fish for free in any of Ohio’s public waters, including Lake Erie and the Ohio River. It is the only weekend all year when those 16 years old or older are not

tags: Events, Fishing, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Ready to experience some of the finest fishing around? Check out the 2019 Winter Free Fishing Weekend Saturday, Feb. 16, and Sunday, Feb. 17. Those two days, everyone – residents and non-residents – can fish without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. During this weekend, the DNR also will waive

tags: Coupons & Discounts, Fishing, Kids & Pets

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Hi, I’m Zoe. I am 14 years old and would like to consider myself a “junior sailor.” I’ve been sailing since practically the day I was born and sailing has been a huge part of my life for some time. So, when my mom asked me if I would like to take a sailing camp, I was all for it. She told me Sandusky Yacht Club

by: Zoe Kyle

tags: Education, Kids & Pets, Lake Erie, Sailing

Friday, September 7, 2018

Some of the Great Lakes’ best fishing opportunities are offered about now each season, when the fair-weather anglers are off the water and several of our favorite gamefish species put on the feedback for the coming winter. Come fall, the opportunistic outdoorsmen and women among us start trading rods and reels for bows and

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Fishing, Kids & Pets

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It’s called “Gaming Disorder.” The World Health Organization has officially recognized the condition in its international Classification of Diseases, saying it’s possible to become addicted to video games. Let’s face it. We adults have all become addicted to our phones, laptops, and tablets so

by: Norm Schultz, Soundings Trade Only

tags: Kids & Pets, Lifestyle