Author Archives: Betsy

Three Megacool Things Stand Beside A Quiet Road Nestled In Licking County’s Joyous Hills

Driving on Morse and East Dublin-Granville Roads has become something akin to Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.  Fiery fatal crashes, high-speed car races and pedestrians wandering into oncoming traffic all seem to be happening at an alarming rate on these busy … Continue reading

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From Teachers To Trash Collectors, This Is The Week To Tell Them “Thank You!”

The first thing I admired about Ed Shevlin was his hefty right forearm, all tatted up with the most magnificent portrait of Saint Patrick, Celtic knots and a proud declaration of the Irish word “Saoirse,” which means “freedom.” To someone … Continue reading

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Granville’s Daffodils Mean The Sweetness Of The Year Is Here

In March 1980, we joined the throng that flocks to Granville during one April weekend for the annual Granville Garden Club Daffodil Show. The show has been a spring tradition since 1945, when the Granville Garden Club decided to cheer … Continue reading

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Can You Hear Them? Can You See Them? Yes, You Can, At The Robbins Hunter Museum!

I turned the doorknob of the fanlighted side door of the elegant building at 221 East Broadway in Granville, and a lady rushed up to greet us as we walked in.  “Are you here for a tour?,” she asked excitedly, … Continue reading

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The Buxton Inn Has A Transfixing New Look

“You transfix me, quite.” This divine line comes from a confusing, but oh-so-swoonworthy, conversation between Edward Rochester and Jane Eyre in the 2011 film version of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel, Jane Eyre. To witness this exchange between the heart-sore, soul-withered … Continue reading

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In The New York City Habitat Of Three Bull Moose, See A Sparring Pair And Another’s Hip Cowboy Duds

When former slave Frederick Douglass arrived in New York City as a free man, he found himself in the midst of a mighty throng of people, surging to and fro between the lofty walls of Broadway. We found ourselves in … Continue reading

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Find Matilda the Cat – And The Best Company In The World – At The Algonquin Hotel

When he was growing up, John Fitzgerald Kennedy had three wishes. He wanted to be a hero like aviator Charles Lindbergh, to learn Chinese and to become a member of the Algonquin Round Table, a legendary literary landmark that made … Continue reading

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