Category Archives: Holidays

Dublin’s Twelve Elves Make This A “Nollaig Shona Dhuit!”

When I found Penny on the Irish Fairy Doors Trail in July, I was a mess. If one last option didn’t solve my medical mystery, I worried that my “Rocky Road to Dublin” would lead to the ospidéal.  Petting the Belleek … 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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Oglebay Resort Is “A Vision of Paradise”

“Good grief, Mike was right,” I thought as I sat in a line of idling vehicles as far as I could see. We inched past wooden soldiers and clowns, crawled by angels and tennis players, crept up to downhill skiers … Continue reading

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Covering Compost Cookies to Candy Couture In 24,021 New York City Steps

When the first Saturday morning in December dawns, you may like to be nestled all snug in your bed, but I much prefer hitting the pavement for another now-legendary 15-hour visit to New York City. The once-bleary-eyed novice in All … Continue reading

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Bake Batches Of Tasty Treats With The Columbus Dispatch’s Holiday Cookie Guide

When the ever-present plate of cookies is passed at a holiday gathering, what do you choose? I’ll admit, there’s a strategy to how I load up the Royal Copenhagen Christmas plate for its next trip around the table. The Springerles, … Continue reading

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Pysanky Say Much More Than “Happy Easter”

“There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away,” Emily Dickinson declared in her well-known poem. There was also nothing like a circa-1975 16mm film to take five-year-olds to a faraway place where Easter eggs are serious business. Every … 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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