Author Archives: Betsy

Otterbein’s Humor in Music Festival Made Me Decide That “If I Ever Had to Choose Between You and a Third Helping of Mashed Potatoes, I Think I’d Choose the Mashed Potatoes” At The Cardinal’s Nest

A 15-minute drive takes me to one of my favorite destinations: Otterbein University. At Courtright Memorial Library, I spent a semester completing my library school practicum. At the Hanby House, I vowed to learn to play “Up on the Housetop” … Continue reading

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Renew Your Spirit with a Tour of St. Joseph Cathedral

With the Catholic Bishops of Ohio meeting just steps away from me before their lunch with Governor Kasich last Thursday, I joined a group of eighth graders from St. Charles Borromeo Catholic School in Kettering on a midday tour of … Continue reading

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Thirty-Three Years Later, I Still Love Collecting Royal Wedding Souvenirs

On July 29, 1981, my friend Pauline was one of the thousands of people who stood along the streets of London to watch the festivities marking the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. Before the wedding date had … Continue reading

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D’Art Will Show You “Bird Song Hill” At The Dublin Arts Council’s French Eclectic Home

Visit the French Eclectic house at 7125 Riverside Drive in Dublin, Ohio and you’ll join a list of guests that have included Audrey Hepburn and Perry Como. The home was built in 1941 by attorney Charles Krumm and his wife, … Continue reading

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Next Chapter Book Club Members and I Look Forward to Sunday Afternoons at Urban Coffee

The arrival of spring means two great things to anticipate — more bike rides on the Olentangy Trail, and more Subway lunches at the Urban Coffee at the head of the trail in Worthington Hills.  Besides being my favorite place … Continue reading

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