Author Archives: Betsy

Think of the Westerville Symphony Orchestra for Fantastic Summer Concerts

“Summer Afternoon” may have earned Henry James’ vote for the two most beautiful words in the English language, but I cast my ballot for “Summer Concert” as the two most beautiful synonyms for this delightful season. I came to that … Continue reading

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Take a Closer Look Inside the “Magnificent Old Electric Pleasure Dome” on State Street

If you’re a CAPA Summer Movie Series regular like me, you’ve heard organist Clark Wilson invite you to “settle back in your seat in the perfumed twilight of this magnificent old Electric Pleasure Dome.” Pretend you’re doing just that as … Continue reading

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From Mary Mac’s Fried Chicken to the Boone Tavern’s Spoonbread, My Taste for Southern Food Glows Like Foxfire

Lunch and dinner are the two highlights of my day, so I relished the opportunity to indulge in some tasty Southern fare during my travels with the Ohio History Connection in Tennessee, Georgia and Kentucky. At 212 Market in downtown … Continue reading

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Imagine Courting Your Sweetheart on the Tete-a-Tete Sofa at the Milledgeville Governor’s Mansion

Visiting battlefields on the Ohio History Connection’s tour was an exceptional way to immerse myself in Civil War history, but there’s nothing like an hour in a historic house museum to indulge my fondness for domestic architecture and the decorative … Continue reading

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A Trip To Tennessee and Georgia Made Me Appreciate What Civil War Soldiers Endured

To mark the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant military campaigns of the Civil War, 90 people boarded two Fun Bus motorcoaches for the Ohio History Connection’s five-day “Travels Through Time” Tour of Sherman’s March to Atlanta. As … Continue reading

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