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Living a life of adventure

Living a life of adventure

London woman enjoys outdoor pursuits Story by Jane Beathard Photos courtesy of Maxine Kelly They say age is just a number. And for Madison County resident Maxine Kelly, that saying is most true. At age 91, Kelly is an enthusiastic outdoors woman who pursues white-tailed deer each fall, accompanied by a small band of family […]

COVID-19 can’t keep librarians down

COVID-19 can’t keep librarians down

COVID-19 can’t keep librarians down Story by Sarah Allen Pictured are several of the crafts featured in step-by-step videos, including a chef’s hat that was made with the help of Corduroy. Four Hillsboro librarians are pictured next to a record-breaking cargo shipment. Bonnie Rinehart records a stortytime for preschool aged children. Carnegie Library’s Little Free […]

Christmas wish list

Christmas wish list

Ring in the holidays safely Story by Jane Beathard It promises to be a Christmas like none before thanks to face masks and social distancing. But that doesn’t mean the upcoming holidays can’t be merry. In Ohio, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the season with festivities and events that welcome masks and allow […]

Front Porch Profile: Jim Garland

Front Porch Profile: Jim Garland

Fayette County Commissioner By Martin Graham Now that you are a Fayette County Commissioner, is the job what you expected it to be? Yes, and then some with the construction of the new county jail, computers getting hacked, COVID and various other things, too numerous to mention. When you aren’t working, what do you do […]

‘Serving Aloha’

‘Serving Aloha’

Aloha Tacos and More serves fusion of Hawaiian and Mexican foods Story by Sarah Allen Photos courtesy Aloha Tacos and More LLC The spirit of ‘aloha’ is alive and well in Ohio thanks to Aloha Tacos and More LLC and its focus on family, community, and fresh, fusion cuisine. Aloha Tacos and More is a […]

Foodpreneur School aims to help food producers ready to grow and expand

Foodpreneur School aims to help food producers ready to grow and expand

Foodpreneur School aims to help food producers ready to grow and expand Story by Sarah Allen Photos courtesy of Ivory Harlow and Hannah Scott Connecting farmers. Setting goals. Growing businesses. These are the objectives of the Foodpreneur School, a collaborative project by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Center […]

Winterfest to kick off Nov. 28 in Portsmouth

Winterfest to kick off Nov. 28 in Portsmouth

Story by Adam Black Photos courtesy Friends of Portsmouth After several events in the region have been canceled due to the pandemic, Winterfest’s organizers have announced the holiday festival will go on this year in downtown Portsmouth. The festival, which draws a large crowd to the southern Ohio town along the Ohio River and named […]

In the Kitchen With … Stephen and Rachel Jarman

In the Kitchen With … Stephen and Rachel Jarman

Story and photos by John Hamilton A Southwest Ohio couple is taking the mystery and apprehension out of lamb. Based out of Jamestown in Greene County, Stephen and Rachel Jarman’s Bank Barn Farms has produced plenty of products for local residents, including those who visit the Jarmans on Saturday mornings at the nearby Clinton County […]

Cheesemaking: A science and an art

Cheesemaking: A science and an art

Ohio Cheese Trail highlights cheese manufacturers and specialty retailers Story by Sarah Allen Photos courtesy of Blue Jacket Dairy, Lamp Post Cheese, Hastings Dairy and Rowdy Cow Creamery, BoBell Cheese Company Whether it’s sprinkled on top of a pizza, a part of an appetizer spread or paired with a nice wine, cheese has a secure […]