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Issue Date: June 2014 Issue

Summer Fun Guide 2014: My Summer Hangouts

by Christina Bucciere

Pete Mitchell

Co-owner of Mitchell's Ice Cream

"I love to pick up the Rapid in Shaker Heights with my three young kids like I did with my dad. We ride to Tower City and walk to Progressive Field. My 5- and 3-year-old call it going to the 'old ball game.' "

Loung Ung

author and activist

"My husband and I like to drive to the Chagrin riverfront and canoe down to Peninsula. You don't get cellphone service out there, so everyone's mood changes. They're relaxed and enjoying the beautiful scenery."

Dylan Baldi

lead singer of the Cloud Nothings

"I like to visit the Parkview Nite Club during summer with friends, because it's a nice change from the loud, crazy venues we're used to. I love to sit back with a beer and listen to some great jazz music."

Katie Witham

Cleveland Indians on-field reporter

"I'm a huge music fan, so I like to catch at least one summer concert at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica with my little sister. It's the best setting along the river. That allows you to be in close proximity to the artist no matter where you are."

Al "Bubba" Baker

former Cleveland Browns defensive end

"My No.1 favorite place to go is South Bass Island. My family and I rent a house and do a lot of sitting on the porch. ... Once you get on the ferry, it's like you've left Cleveland though you're only 45 minutes away."

Kris Pickel

WKYC co-anchor

"Every weekend we go to Fenik's Frozen Custard in Avon Lake. The owner, Iris, changes flavors all the time, but one year she kept the pineapple upside-down cake in stock all summer because my son said it was his favorite."

TJ Dow

Cleveland Ward 7 councilman

"One of the best things I like to do is attend festivals, so we have the A New Day in Hough festival. That's the first weekend of August. I love doing that. We have the Asian Festival that's held downtown as well."

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