Our own place, time and gathering
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“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go…” It’s a tune that’s easy to dismiss as overly nostalgic, old-fashioned or irrelevant. Who rides in horses on…

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The Pumpkin
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There’s no such thing as a plain old pumpkin. Consider it an orb of endless possibility: Your grandmother’s sought-after pumpkin pie recipe, a closely guarded family secret. The perfect fall…

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The Playground of Ohio
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It’s a sultry summer evening in the 1930s. A series of trombone blasts drift faintly from the cheerfully lit Crystal Ballroom as couples twirl and hop to a catchy swing…

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Art Lives Here
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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes it’s obvious, even to the untrained eye: The strong, graceful lines of a dancer, toes pointed, gaze fixed ahead.…

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Take Another Look
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On one hand, it’s a humble brown egg. On the other, it’s untapped potential; a brand new beginning; the grand finale waiting in the wings for its moment in the…

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Go…Explore
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One of our favorite quotes is from Newark native, Jerrie Mock. Jerrie was the first women to fly solo around the world and for a time, called Licking County home.…

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You just have to take a moment to find it
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Gift-giving can be pretty simple these days. Veg on the couch with a laptop (pajamas optional). Search. Click. Done. Or rush into the nearest big-box store, grab something off a…

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November
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The sky is slate gray; all but a few determined leaves cling to the wet branches of the maple trees out the window. A chilly wind sweeps down the street,…

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