Author Archives: Betsy

Start Your Engine And Make Tracks To The Honda Heritage Center

Visit the new Honda Heritage Center in Marysville and you’ll discover the Japanese corporation’s contributions to the manufacturing of automobiles, motorcycles, generators, lawn mowers, outboard motors, airplanes and even robots. The museum, which opened to the public on January 5, … Continue reading

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Spending St. Nicholas Day in New York City Was An Enchanted Experience

“Wonderful crowd on the @TODAYshow plaza despite the rain. Thanks for stopping by to visit!!,” NBC’s Weekend Today Show Meteorologist Dylan Dreyer tweeted on Saturday, December 6. Two hours later, we peeked in the studio’s windows, watched Dylan, Lester Holt and … Continue reading

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Splendid Seasonal Music Filled Two Sacred Settings

“Let’s approach this Advent in a new and different way, folks,” wrote the Very Rev. Michael Lumpe, rector of Saint Joseph Cathedral, on the first Sunday of Advent. “Let’s all begin our lives of faith anew, in hopeful anticipation for … Continue reading

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Antique Christmas Returns To The Taft Museum

The halls of the Taft Museum in Cincinnati might not be decked with boughs of holly, but they’re certainly garlanded with lush evergreens and filled with Christmas trees decorated with charming vintage ornaments. Whether you’re regular Taft Museum-goers or a first-time … Continue reading

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Treat Yourself To Lunch At The Chintz Room

I left my Vera Bradley Stay Cooler at home today and treated myself to lunch with a couple of friends at the Chintz Room. Once located on the fifth floor of the F. & R. Lazarus Co. department store in … Continue reading

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Would Icelandic Scribes Have Illuminated A Block O With Crowberry Ink?

Spend a few hours at The Ohio State University’s Ohio Union and you’ll find Script Ohio tiles in restrooms, the Block O on floors and “Carmen Ohio” lyrics carved on chair backs. Meeting rooms showcase memorabilia associated with student service … Continue reading

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Stuart Rose’s Rare Imprints Made An Impression at the University of Dayton

A generous dose of Esther Price chocolates stilled my beating heart after seeing some exceptional rare books in the University of Dayton’s Roesch Library First Floor Gallery. Carefully cradled, propped up or resting flat in their temporary home, the 49 … Continue reading

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