Category Archives: Columbus

Lunch With Hope Taft, A Chelsea Flower Show Designer And Topiary Animals? Count Me In!

Who wins your award for congeniality? I would bestow the honor on two people. One is Timothy Cardinal Dolan, the jovial clergyman with the gift of the gab, a taste for hot dogs, baseball and Donohue’s Steakhouse, and an obvious … Continue reading

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High On Stress? Bring It Down On Dublin’s Irish Fairy Door Trail

As I staggered out of Dublin Methodist Hospital for the second time in a week, I decided that my wardrobe is sorely lacking without a “High On Stress” t-shirt like Dudley “Booger” Dawson wore in Revenge of the Nerds. While … Continue reading

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Kale Caesar At Harvest Pizza, Do You Hail From Wheatland Farm?

It might afford a picture-perfect view of the Columbus skyline, but the poor little Hilltop is in need of some tender loving care.  The West Side neighborhood has had its share of challenges, but better things are starting to grow … Continue reading

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There Are So Many Doorstops To Make. I Am Impatient To Begin.

Ohio Village has everything I need to live a very contented life. I’d reside in the house at the end of the boardwalk, across from the schoolhouse. There’s a study club where I could participate in book discussions, a newspaper … Continue reading

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Sweet Leilani Would Love The Paradise I Found On North Grant Avenue

Have you been to Walt Disney World’s “Enchanted Tiki Room,” where scores of exotic birds talk, warble and whistle; carved pagan gods beat drums and chant; totems sing; and orchids croon? How about the Polynesian Village Resort and its “Spirit … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Know The Blonde Bomber From Scioto?

Did you know that I’m a golfer? I didn’t think so. This well-kept secret got its start in the summer of 1984, when this rising high-school sophomore took golf during two sessions of summer school at Columbus School for Girls. … Continue reading

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“Columbia, Gem of the Scioto”

The Butlers, as seen in the July 4, 1974 issue of The Columbus Dispatch.   “Three cheers for the red, white, and blue!”

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