Author Archives: Betsy

Experience Columbus By Being A Tourist In Your Own City

“There’s an energy and excitement in Columbus that’s going to hit you as soon as you arrive. Big things are happening here. The city is booming, and not just in population. It’s time to get to know the Columbus that … Continue reading

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At Dayton’s Carillon Brewing Company, Wash Down Historic Immigrant Fare With House-Made Beer

My steady diet of comfort food is peppered with historically inspired dishes for which I developed a taste long ago. Thanks to The Williamsburg Cookbook: Traditional and Contemporary Recipes, by Leetha Booth, I whip up King’s Arms Tavern peanut soup … Continue reading

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Once More, The Main Library Is “Open to All”

April is a glorious month. Warmer temperatures and longer days bring blossoming trees and blooming flowers. No wonder Pat Boone’s April Love, Doris Day’s April in Paris and Enchanted April, the 1992 film adaptation of Elizabeth von Arnim’s novel, are … Continue reading

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I Spy…A Golden Spike, A Calico Ditch, A Heart-Shaped Padlock, An Assassinated President and More Charm Strings

Do your workmates rib you for packing the same thing for lunch, day after day? That’s what happened to a Dover Steel Mill worker who relished tucking into some Swiss cheese and a piece of rhubarb pie for his daily noontime repast. … Continue reading

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Take A Record: Have Fun With A Purpose At Ohio State’s Highlights For Children Exhibit

Do you hang up your wet towel, or do you toss it on the floor, hoping that someone else will pick it up and hang it up for you? If this makes thoughtful Gallant and thoughtless Goofus come to mind, … Continue reading

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Discover The Architect, Author And Painter Behind Two Ohio State Dorms And The Faculty Club

Historic architecture, attractive landscapes, and thoughtful planning have made The Ohio State University’s main campus a special place for learning within an urban setting. Much of that is thanks to Howard Dwight Smith, the university’s architect from 1929 to 1956. The … Continue reading

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Swoon Over Welsh Lovespoons

Whenever I needed a pick-me-up during my days working in Miami University’s Walter Havighurst Special Collections, I’d report directly to the “AY11” section of the shelves, browse Helen Coulter Ball’s collection of gift books, select a volume, sink to the … Continue reading

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