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Helen Reddy and the cabbie from hell

We decide to hail a cab for Ms. Reddy. We crawl into a cab with a driver who barely speaks English and tell him we want the hotel that is nearest the airport. At this he shouts something, jumps out of the cab, and runs down the middle of the street waving his hands in the air.

 
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John Philip Sousa and The Stars and Stripes Forever

Perhaps nothing expresses patriotism more than a parade—an Independence Day parade to be more specific. Old Glory and its honor guard lead the parade with the stars and stripes fluttering in the breeze. Following the flag is a band most likely playing The Stars and Stripes Forever. The Stars and Stripes Forever is not only

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Don’t say there’s nothing to do

Columbus is a happening place, whether downtown or in your own community. There is entertainment for every taste and budget whether it is running through the fountains at Easton or the splash park at the Scioto Mile, downing brats and beer at a ball park, or dinner and theatre at many of our excellent restaurants and venues. If you live in the Columbus area never say, “There’s nothing to do.”

 
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Fly the flag proudly

 Today, June 14, 235 years ago the Second Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the official symbol of our country. Up until that time several different flags were used including one with 13 alternating red and white stripes and the Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner which was a compromise between the

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Meet my critters

  I now know what the phrase suffering for my art means. My journey of creating my critters has been marked by blood, sweat, and tears—literally! Countless pin and needle stabs resulted in big drops of blood which I quickly attended to so that the material wouldn’t be stained. I sweated over every detail, and,

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Buxton Inn begins to clean house

    The Buxton Inn: a place with a unique history and other worldly guests Ohio is fortunate to have several inns dating back to the stage coach days still in operation. Sadly, one of my favorite places is now for sale. The Buxton Inn in  Granville, which has been in continuous operation for 200

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Kasich can laugh about car crash

Do you believe in karma? Karma is a funny thing, you never know when it is going to tap you on the shoulder or, in Gov. John Kasich’s case, hit you from behind.  Karma is defined as actions that determine future state. In Hindu and Buddhist philosophy, the quality of somebody’s current and future lives

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What is a woman?

A woman is a daughter, sister, niece, wife, mother, aunt, stepmother, and grandmother. She is the glue that holds the family together. She kisses booboos, heals hurts, encourages the timid, and guides the growth of her family. A woman is the family organizer, nutritionist, financial advisor, health director, spiritual counselor, laundry expert, and cleaning lady. She

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Dogwood trees tell the story of Christ’s Crucifixion

The dogwood tree is one of my favorite trees. It is one of the first trees to bloom in the spring, it has a graceful form and delicate white or pink flowers, and it comes with its own legend. Growing up in West Virginia the dogwood and the redbud trees were always the first trees

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The Legend of the Dogwood – CNN iReport

The Legend of the Dogwood – CNN iReport.

 
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