Recently after a weekly “Lake Erie Love” events segment on local morning radio show “The Morning Crew on K96,” Lake Erie Shores & Islands sat down with morning host and Lake Erie local, Kami Moon to see what she loves most about the region.
LES&I: What is your favorite thing about living and working in the Lake Erie Shores & Islands region?
Kami: I can literally go from working in the morning to being on an island having a cocktail by lunch and riding a world class rollercoaster by night.
LES&I: Pizza or perch? (Do you have a favorite place for either?)
Kami: Pizza, definitely. If I order in, it is Pizza House West in Sandusky – they even know my dog’s name. I order in A LOT. If I go out for pizza, nothing beats the original Cameo Pizza on Monroe Street in Sandusky.
LES&I: Each week we talk about local events during the Lake Erie Shores & Islands segment on the K96 Morning Show; what’s your favorite annual festival or event in the region and why?
Kami: The City of Huron and The Parks and Rec Department always do a nice job with the Huron River Fest. However, I grew up in Berlin Heights so I cannot leave out the Basket Festival. It really is just a nice 2 day small town festival with a parade, local music and delicious food. That is something else that our region has that not every state does, local festivals. Whether you want to celebrate Walleye, Rivers, Baskets or Melons – there is something for everyone!
LES&I: If you had friends visiting from out-of-town, where are some of the places or attractions you’d want to make sure you showed them?
Kami: The Islands – definitely. I think everyone needs to take in Cedar Point, it is such a gem right here in Sandusky. Are we going out to dinner? Then it is Marconi’s in Huron every time. I don’t think any local restaurant does it better than Marconi’s.
LES&I: What’s your favorite area beach or park?
Kami: If you go down to The Sand Bar (restaurant in Huron – who has REALLY good perch by the way) and walk by the summer rentals and cottages, there is this little stretch of beach that is so nice and relatively quiet. The City of Huron also does a nice job with Nickel Plate public beach.
LES&I: You were born and raised in the region – why did you choose to make it home?
Kami: For 9 months out of the year, I can be on vacation literally every single day. We have the islands, a world class amusement park, and a wonderful local wine and food scene that seems to grow all the time. I think the City of Sandusky is really coming into its own and that itself is a great thing to be a part of.
LES&I: Any final thoughts or recommendations on how to enjoy Lake Erie “like a local”?
Kami: Make sure as you plan your trip, you get to every part of the region. Do Cedar Point, eat downtown Sandusky, drive to Ottawa County and visit a local winery, visit the Huron Boat Basin and take in live music on a Saturday night – every part of this area has something wonderful to offer; don’t miss any of it!
Kami lives in Sandusky with her dog Taz and has a “vacation home” in Berlin Heights that she gets to as much as possible………ok, really it is her parents house and it has a pool. She has worked in radio for over 15 years. Starting in Cleveland and eventually coming home to local radio that serves local people. She has been doing The K96 Morning Crew program for 13 years and is also the K96 Program Director and the K96/WLKR Promotions Director. In her free time, Kami enjoys spending as much time as possible with her family, is a self-professed Potterhead, enjoys Bravo reality TV, and believes a glass or two of wine a day keeps a heart healthy – or whatever.