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Eggshelland 2010
Lyndhurst, Ohio
  Bunny Happy Easter     Eggs

We Can Fly!
March 27 thru April 5, 2010
a Bluebird, a Goldfinch, a Hummingbird, an Oriole, a Scarlet Tanager
and also the Cavaliers logo
For more information about the film "Eggshelland" the Movie now on DVD -
DVDs will be sold this year at Eggshelland
happy easter
Click here to visit:   Eggshelland 2009 Photo Album
Eggshelland at Night Photo Album
 Photo Album

“Eggshelland” the Movie is the story of Ron and Betty Manolio, and their unique 52-year family tradition - an inspiring, colorful, quirky and poignant display of art and obsession. Celebrating Easter and Spring in their own unique way every year, the Manolios have brought joy to generations of Midwesterners waking from a long, gray winter. But “Eggshelland” is more than a suburban lawn display. It's a beautiful, funny, strange and emotional story of the many lives that have been touched, the never-ending joy of childhood in the Spring, and the resounding contentment of a life well lived.
The CEDAR-LEE THEATRE, 2163 Lee Road Cleveland Heights OH 44118, will have the DVD Release Party for EGGSHELLAND, the first feature film documentary produced by CANDLEJUMP PRODUCTIONS on March 27 at 7:30 PM.
 We Can Fly_
Easter, April 4, 2010
32,741 Real Eggshells
   Eggshelland is a unique Easter Display, presented by Ron and Betty Manolio of Lyndhurst,
Ohio.  This will be our 52nd year. The entire front yard is transformed into different eggshell
mosaic designs each year, always including a 50ft. Cross and our mascot, the Easter Bunny.
     The display has grown from 750 shells in 1957.  We use 24 brilliant colors of 1Shot, Outdoor
Sign Paint enamel to paint the shells. As far as we know,  it is the only display of it's kind in the
world. The idea came from Ron's Mother, who placed dyed eggshells on bushes in front of her home.
     This is a family project.  We used to save our shells. We now get our eggshells from the
Sidewalk Cafe, who use fresh eggs.  Without them the display would not continue, as other
restaurants use liquid eggs.  Ron makes a hole the size of a dime in the egg  and Betty shakes out
the contents.  The shells are then washed and the edges of the hole trimmed.  After painting, the
shells are stored by color in  boxes, with 250 in each box.  They are used over and over again each year, and
repainted, if necessary, in the proper colors.
     Our average handling breakage is 1500 shells.  We have had five natural disasters.  In 1998,  and
2009,  hail storms destroyed 18,000 shells. In 2002, an ice storm on 6 inches of snow
broke 11,941,  in 2005, 6 inches of  snow smashed  5,633 shells, and in 2007 16 inches of
snow on Easter morning broke 14,176. In 2008, for the first time, we were not able to put pegs in
the lawn, because the ground was frozen.  Our Display consisted of 6,223 eggshells, using the
five figures we have on Styrofoam, usually standing in the background.
     The theme this year is We Can Fly The display includes; Scarlet Tanager, with 4,630 shells,
 Goldfinch, Oriole, Bluebird,  with 6,823 shells, and Hummingbird with 2,401 shells.
     We always receive excellent local coverage, and in 2000,  we appeared on the Montel Williams
Show, and were also featured on Extreme Cuisine, and the Agri-Country Network.  We have  been f
eatured on "Ripley's Believe it or Not," and a photo was sent out by Associated Press that
reached as far as the front page of an English language newspaper in Japan.  We were on
the "Today Show" Easter morning 2006, and CNN in 2007.  A documentary on Eggshelland, which has
taken 4 years to complete, will have it's DVD Release Party at the Cedar-Lee Theater, in Cleveland
Heights, on March 27 at 7:30 PM.  The display is lit at night, and will be up from March 27  thru
April 5th.    Happy Easter!

Ron and Betty Manolio                                                            NEW EGGSHELLS
1031 Linden Lane                                                                                  Courtesy of
Lyndhurst, Ohio 44124                                            Sidewalk Cafe - Painesville
(440) 442-6061                                                                  Sidewalk Cafe - Euclid
Creative Eggshell Displays  - Lectures                                        Nick J. Sarris
Directions: From intersection of Richmond Road and Ridgebury - make three left turns on Roland, Ashwood and Linden Lane.

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Scarlet Tanager

The Scarlet Tanager (Piranga olivacea) is a medium-sized American songbird. Formerly placed in the tanager family (Thraupidae), it and other members of its genus are now classified in the cardinal family Cardinalidae. The species's plumage and vocalizations are similar to other members of the cardinal family.

Adults have pale stout smooth bills. Adult males are bright red with black wings and tail; females are yellowish on the underparts and olive on top, with olive-brown wings and tail. The adult male's winter plumage is similar to the female's, but the wings and tail remain darker

A striking black-winged red bird, the Scarlet Tanager is a common species of the eastern forest interior. Despite its brilliant coloring it is often overlooked because of its rather secretive behavior and its preference for the forest canopy


Hummingbirds are birds comprising the family Trochilidae. They are among the smallest of birds, and include the smallest extant bird species, the Bee Hummingbirds. They can hover in mid-air by rapidly flapping their wings 12–90 times per second (depending on the species). They can also fly backwards, and are the only group of birds able to do so. Their English name derives from the characteristic hum  made by their rapid wing beats. They can fly at speeds exceeding 15 m/s (54 km/h, 34 mi/h).


The American Goldfinch (Spinus tristis), also known as the Eastern Goldfinch and Wild Canary, is a North American bird  in the finch family. It is migratory, ranging from southern Canada to North Carolina during the breeding season, and from just south of the Canadian border to Mexico during the winter.


New World orioles, comprising the genus Icterus, are a group of  birds in the Icteridae  family. They are not related to the Old World orioles which are in the family Oriolidae, but are strikingly similar in size, diet, behaviour and their yellow-and-black plunage, a good example of  convergent evolution, and almost inevitably took the same vernacular name.

The males are typically black and yellow or orange, with white markings; the plumage of females and immature birds is duller. These birds go through one moult in a year. They are generally slender with long tails and a pointed bill.

American Bluebird

The bluebirds are a group of medium-sized, mostly insectivorous or omnivorous birds in the genus Sialia of the thrush family (Turdidae). Bluebirds are one of the few thrush genera in the Americas. They have blue, or blue and red, plumage. Female birds are less brightly colored than males, although color patterns are similar and there is no noticeable difference in size between sexes.


eggs Green Eggs

The Parrot - composed of 4310 eggshells.

Green Eggs eggs    
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