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Trail Mix open for business

11/1/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Kathleen Folkerth

Photos: Scott Horstman
PENINSULA — The grand opening event for the new Trail Mix Peninsula store brought visitors to the shop — a partnership between the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) and the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad (CVSR) — Oct. 27.

Taking part in a ribbon-cutting at the store were, shown at right bottom from left, Conservancy CEO Deb Yandala, Pamela Good, Diane Seskes, Peninsula Mayor Doug Mayer, Larry Sulzer, CVSR’s Craig Tallman and CVNP Superintendent Stan Austin.

The store, which is shown at left bottom, features souvenirs and other items, such as books, art and jewelry by local artisans and a café with locally sourced food. There is also a children’s area in the store, which is located at 1600 Mill St.

Cartoonist Jenny Campbell was on hand at the event and is shown at left top with Gia Smith, 2, of Akron, who is in front of a mural of an otter mascot created by Campbell.

Tickets for CVSR train rides are also available at Trail Mix Peninsula. Pictured at right top is Karen Stadler, a volunteer trainman for CVSR, as she waits to greet the train as it comes into the Peninsula Station.

Trail Mix Peninsula is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 30 and Dec. 26-30. The store will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 1-23 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 24 and 31. It also will be open Nov. 29 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the annual Peninsula Candlelight Walk. It will be closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

For details on Trail Mix, visit www.conservancyforcvnp.org or call 330-657-2909.

— By Kathleen Folkerth

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