Author Archives: Betsy

Why Did It Take Me 42 Years To Go To The Greek Festival? It’s All Greek to Me!

Until last Sunday, my exposure to Greece was limited to the spanakopita I took second helpings of in Sweet Briar College’s Prothro Dining Room, the iconic motifs decorating New York’s Anthora coffee cup, and my mother’s account of being in … Continue reading

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May St. Brigid Bless The Beautiful Dublin Church Named In Her Honor

As you approach 7179 Avery Road in Dublin, Ohio, you might think you’ve been transported to County Kildare, Ireland. Green grass cascades to a marshy roadside ditch, where puffy brown cattails nestled among long, slender leaves grow. Beside it stands … Continue reading

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Recreating A Rush Creek Guest House With Thousands of iPhone Photos

You might make the snapshots you take with your mobile phone the wallpaper on your desktop, but have you ever papered a scale replica of a building with them? That’s what Jeffrey Haase did with 3,750 photos he snapped with his iPhone … Continue reading

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Relax at Dublin’s Indian Run Falls Park

Need to go to the post office? Next time, run your errand at the Shamrock branch on Shawan Falls Drive in Dublin. Then, reward yourself with a few peaceful moments at Indian Run Falls Park.  I first learned about the … Continue reading

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The “Sounds of Summer” Included Plenty of Fun Facts

No day is complete without learning a fun fact. During the Westerville Symphony Orchestra’s recent “Sounds of Summer” concert at Alum Creek Park, conductor Peter Stafford Wilson shared several fun facts with the audience and musicians alike. Did you know … Continue reading

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Cool Off With Leprechauns and Mad March Hares at Dublin’s Ballantrae Community Park

To survey the beautiful landscape from the summit of the Hill of Tara, revel in the tranquil atmosphere of Glendalough or walk the pebbled paths of Powerscourt’s elegant gardens, you have to fly to Dublin, Ireland. But to see an … Continue reading

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What Does Inniswood Have In Common With “The Little Brick Church at the Bend of the Road?”

In the North Linden neighborhood of Columbus, you’ll see a church near the intersection of Cleveland Avenue and Huy Road that’s worth a closer look. McKendree United Methodist Church dates to 1820, when Henry Innis opened his Clinton Township home … Continue reading

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