Category Archives: Miscellanea

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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Discover What Life Was Like On The Ohio Frontier

Playing pioneer was fun, when my fourth-grade self set up shop under our mountain ash tree with my lunch pail and my calico-covered copies of McGuffey Readers. But when I ducked inside this authentic early-19th century log cabin recently, I … 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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What Word Would Have Stung You In Worthington’s “Yearly Woodstock for the Language Arts Crowd?”

The “perennial powerhouse spellers from OCLC” have become a veritable fixture at Leadership Worthington’s annual spelling bee. So described by the Worthington News in a March 25, 2009 article, the three-person team may have different members from year to year, … Continue reading

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A Trip To Tennessee and Georgia Made Me Appreciate What Civil War Soldiers Endured

To mark the 150th anniversary of one of the most significant military campaigns of the Civil War, 90 people boarded two Fun Bus motorcoaches for the Ohio History Connection’s five-day “Travels Through Time” Tour of Sherman’s March to Atlanta. As … Continue reading

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“The Kindergarten Teacher” Is On Guideposts’ 100 Inspiring Mothers Honor Roll

When my grandpa wasn’t watching The Lawrence Welk Show from his black rocker, he sat in the living room near the radio, crossed his wingtips and read. Most times, he was engrossed in The Columbus Dispatch or a Zane Grey … Continue reading

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Betsy McCall Comes Out of Storage

When I’m cooped up inside on a snowy weekend, I weed my collections. Tired textiles are boxed up for new adventures, file folders are purged of their contents, and precious real estate on my bookcase is freed up for new … Continue reading

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