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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, […]

Dresden scrapbooking retreat gives woman new purpose in life

Dresden scrapbooking retreat gives woman new purpose in life

Yvonne Hammond and her husband bought the Village Victorian Bedand Breakfast nearly three years ago to help make Yvonne’s dream come true. Sometimes starting a new chapter of one’s life seems akin to reading a mystery novel. What happens next? Will she find happiness? Yvonne […]

ReUse Industries Opens Athens First Tool Library

ReUse Industries Opens Athens First Tool Library

Athens Tool Library gives you access to over 500 different tools Ever wish you had full and legal access to your neighbor’s tools? Such sentiments align with the philosophy of Athens Tool Library, the first of its kind in the Appalachian region. Located next to […]

Lawrence County’s Show With a Cop Program Gives to Families in Need

Lawrence County’s Show With a Cop Program Gives to Families in Need

The Lawrence County law enforcement officers participate in their annual Shop With a Cop program, giving presents to the children of local families in need. The program has continued to grow over the years, as well as the relationships between the officers and families of […]

The Ohio Tattoo Museum Successfully Reopens

The Ohio Tattoo Museum Successfully Reopens

After a profitable Kickstarter campaign, owner Rich Thomas introduces the latest incarnation of his lifelong tattoo museum project to the Bidwell community. Just west of Gallipolis, a small, golden building sticks out among the neutral scenery. Were it not for its striking yellow exterior, the boxy […]