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Back from the holidays–and headed to Ohio

We’ll be accompanying a delegation of four City Council members (Tom Tomzak, Kerry Devine, Debby Girvan and George Solley) and 10 city staff members to Erie County, Ohio, next week to learn more about the Kalahari Resort in Sandusky. It’s actually just outside Sandusky, so the city folks will be meeting with their “counterparts” in Erie County to learn about the park’s impact on the local economy and government services.

We’ll leave next Thursday and return on Saturday afternoon.

Expect posts to this blog during the trip, as well as coverage in the paper. We’ll also have a preview story early next week with more details about the trip and a few comparisons between Erie County and Fredericksburg.

In the meantime, you can read here about the recent opening of the resort’s expansion in Sandusky (and get a load of a set of online comments that are even more bizarre than some of the threads on