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Guesthouse and studio offers area float meditation

Guesthouse and studio offers area float meditation

Bodhi Tree offers an unlikely form of meditating in a sensory deprivation tank to the region by Sarah Weingarten  Bodhi Tree Guesthouse and Studio, located in Athens County, is the only studio in Southeast Ohio that offers float meditation. The wellness retreat’s owners, Liz and Russell Chamberlain, […]

Don’s Prawns and More brings seafood to locavore scene

Don’s Prawns and More brings seafood to locavore scene

Don Maloney isn’t a typical corn-and-cabbage farmer; rather he’s testing Fairfield County waters with some fishy aquaculture. By Alex Warner “If you like shrimp, then you’ll love prawns,” is a phrase Don Maloney is accustomed to saying now. On this fall day, stationed at Maloney’s prawn sorting table is 8-year-old Zoe […]

Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace

Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace

As you walk through the doors of Sudzy’s Pin-Up Palace, a red and white polka dot dress beckons for your attention. But before you can even touch its fabric, racks featuring dresses of seemingly every color interrupt your gaze. This cacophony of color, pattern and […]

Salt Fork State Park’s unrefined elegance

Salt Fork State Park’s unrefined elegance

By Michael Slevin Webster’s New World College Dictionary defines “gem” in two ways. “A cut and polished gemstone or a pearl, used for ornamentation,” and “Anything prized for its beauty and value, esp. if small and perfect of its kind.” Within the parameters of these definitions, Salt Fork State […]

Charlie’s Red Star Blues Barn: Where music and family continue to thrive

Charlie’s Red Star Blues Barn: Where music and family continue to thrive

Saying goodbye to the Foothills Blues & Arts Festival isn’t keeping Meigs County from singing and dancing their hearts out at the Sheets family farm. by Kayla Blanton Barefoot children scurry gleefully along rolling hills and hungry families gather at picnic tables, while roars of applause, […]

4H Youth Development and Ohio County Fairs

4H Youth Development and Ohio County Fairs

4H collaborates with local Ohio county fairs, to engage children in science and agriculture programs. For more than a century the 4H Youth Development organization has been curating programs engaging children across America with agriculture and science. The organization offers everything from healthy living classes, […]

French Art Colony serves as culture hub for Gallipolis

French Art Colony serves as culture hub for Gallipolis

Art and culture center brings art classes, gallery viewings and theater productions tocommunity Located on the banks of the river in Gallipolis, the French Art Colony has been a destination for art classes, gallery expeditions and theater productions for more than 50 years in Gallia […]

Majestic theater, Chillicothe fight for funds

Majestic theater, Chillicothe fight for funds

The historic Majestic Theater competes for renovation grants to bring life back into the first capitol A Historic Past The story of the Majestic Theater is one that echoes the story of its Chillicothe home. This towering playhouse sits mere blocks away from many of the […]

Maple Tapping Adventures in Fairfield County

Maple Tapping Adventures in Fairfield County

The Lancaster Maple Tapping Festival offers Fairfield County residents the chance to watch demonstrations of maple tapping and learn more about the history of maple syrup. After the syrup has been tapped, attendees enjoy a pancake breakfast and purchase goods from local vendors. “It’s based […]

Muskingum County Business Incubator fosters high-tech startups in Zanesville

Muskingum County Business Incubator fosters high-tech startups in Zanesville

A small business incubator in Zanesville is reshaping the local economy with technology. The Muskingum County Business Incubator (MCBI) is housed in a former schoolhouse, a 55,000 square foot former elementary school building that five years ago served the nearby city of Zanesville. Since then, […]