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Start Your Farm Science Review Experience At 910 Wheat Street

Ride in a hot air balloon. Go whale-watching. Learn how to waltz. Solve Rubik’s Cube. See Stonehenge.  They’re all possibilities for a bucket list of unique things people dream of accomplishing. I checked off one of my own recently: Experiencing … Continue reading

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In Ben Hartman’s Rock Garden, Betsy Ross Lives Down The Sidewalk From Abraham Lincoln

“Often the very adversity that plagues our lives is, in disguise, an opportunity for greatness.” So said Lloyd Newell in “The Door of Opportunity,” one of the inspiring messages he crafts for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir’s weekly “Music and the … Continue reading

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Make A Chelsea Flower Show Poppy To Wear On November 11

There is no Frigate like an issue of Country Life magazine to take me Lands away. My weekly reverie in the joys of rural life in Great Britain has been my ticket for fantastic armchair voyages to see Elizabeth Gaskell’s … Continue reading

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See The Faire Mount Where Rocky Ran, Eakins Painted And Bell’s Telephone Rang

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that they were dazzled, astounded and charmed by what they saw there. William Dean Howells pronounced that just one day spent there would provide a rich return. Herman Melville declared that it … Continue reading

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Have You Seen A Library With A Kitchen And A Green Roof?

Behold the exterior of the Free Library of Philadelphia’s Parkway Central Library and you may think you’ve been transported to a Parisian palace on the Champs d’Elysee. That was the desired effect when the building was constructed in 1927. But … Continue reading

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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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Baby Birds Leave Their Nests, Right Into Zick’s Amazed And Grateful Heart

It all started three years ago, when I was squeezed in between a cabaret table and a wall at the McConnell Arts Center, listening to Bernard Master talk about the birds of Worthington.Master talk about the birds of Worthington. For … Continue reading

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