Monthly Archives: March 2012

See a Hocking Valley Picnic, Spotted Dahlias and a Famous Farm Girl in “100 Years of Art: Celebrating Columbus’ Legacy”

Seeing “100 Years of Art: Celebrating Columbus’ Legacy” at the Riffe Gallery has been on my to-do list for weeks. When I read a post on the Ohio Historical Society Collections Blog that “Hocking Valley Picnic,” a painting from the … Continue reading

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“Stay Seedy” and Check Out Seed Libraries and a Local Seeds Atlas

To meet the ever-changing needs of their users, libraries are experimenting with adding non-traditional items to their collections.  E-readers and guitars are some unique items that libraries are using to attract and serve those who live in their communities. That’s … Continue reading

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Frank Lloyd Wright Helped the Westcotts Have a Nice Life in their Springfield Home

Frank Lloyd Wright’s only Prairie Style home in Ohio is in Springfield. While Hallelujah and Lucy got acquainted outside, Cecilia and I toured the Westcott House last Saturday with Dick Flickinger, a well-spoken, knowledgeable docent who shared interesting details of … Continue reading

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“Calligraphy: It’s Not Just for Bibles Any More” Will Inspire You to Practice Your Penmanship

Two local lettering artists were at the Martin de Porres Center yesterday to mark the opening of “Calligraphy: It’s Not Just for Bibles Any More,” an exhibition of their work that will be on display at the Center through April … Continue reading

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Boxty, Fraughans and Metamorphosis Cards Were on the Menu for the Kelton House’s St. Patrick’s Day Tea

Today, the Kelton House welcomed another full house of guests for its St. Patrick’s Day tea. Irish Sauerkraut Balls, ‘Pub’ Tea Sandwiches, Irish Frittata Bites, Soda Bread Scones, Irish Cream Chocolates, Bakewell Cheesecake, Shamrock Cupcakes, Irish Coffee Meringues, Boxty with … Continue reading

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“Beethoven and Beyond” at ProMusica’s Open Rehearsal for Seniors

Long ago, two bow tie-wearing friends introduced me to ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. One encouraged me to lend my public relations skills to the committee planning the group’s annual fundraiser, Culinary Capers. The other was my companion for several concerts. Through … Continue reading

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Maple-Sugaring Items at the Ohio History Center Are “Just the Thing for the Sugar Bush”

I can always count on the Ohio Historical Society’s collections to satisfy my curiosity about a topic that’s captured my attention. Since I seem to be under the spell of the Maple Moon this year, I searched the online catalog … Continue reading

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