Author Archives: Betsy

Fact-Finders Are At Home Where The Buffalo Roamed

Countless times, I’ve driven right past this street sign, never thinking twice about why the secondary roadway is called Buffalo Parkway and where it leads. This week, it became an object most worthy of attention. The parkway’s final destination, a … Continue reading

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See How Frederick and Calvert Inspired Dayton Veterans

Look at a map of Dayton’s Fairlane neighborhood, and you’d think the names of the avenues were inspired by something like the Parade of Nations at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Michigan, Texas, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Illinois — … Continue reading

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Grow Your Knowledge Of Mary Gardens

A Book of Hours is a beautiful thing. Vivid colors, miniature paintings and hand-lettered texts make these little medieval prayer books extraordinary works of art.   Study the decorative borders framing this devotional text from the collection of The Cloisters … Continue reading

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Sniff Out The Food Truck Topped Off With A Spatula And A Rolling Pin

Remember when King Arthur Flour’s traveling baking demonstration came to Akron, Ohio in November 2013? Now these Vermont-based bakers are hitting the road in a spiffy food truck, whipping up freshly baked batches of treats to share with foodies around … Continue reading

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It’s Been Thirty Years Since I Graduated From Columbus School For Girls, So It’s Time For A Reunion!

“Get ready – you’re going to see some train wrecks,” The Incredible Dave warned. “Drink some Unicorn Blood coffee before you go.” Such was my send-off on the eve of my reunion with my Columbus School for Girls classmates to … Continue reading

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Primitive Stitchers Know How To Root Out The Good Stuff

Where do you get your news?   Television broadcasts and headline digests are effective ways to keep up to speed on current events, but I’m also partial to combing the calendar of events section of magazines, newspapers, newsletters and websites … Continue reading

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“Hot Topix”: The Five-Finger Rule, Six Practices And Seven Habits

Orange wine. Space operas. “All the feels.” Pottermore. Enid Blyton and Margery Sharp. Just Being Audrey and Around America to Win the Vote: Two Suffragists, A Kitten and 10,000 Miles. The 53rd Street branch of the New York Public Library … Continue reading

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