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Warmth. That’s all I wanted from my vacation. Sure, as winters go, this one’s been relatively mild. But when you live in an old house like mine — one with zero insulation, and in which you have to wear a tossle cap and at least three layers of wool daily beginning in November — come…(Read More)

The following is an account from back in 2010, when I went on a ghost hunt in Gettysburg with members of Robert Morris University’s Civil War Club. I thought it would be a fun thing to share again around the Halloween holiday. Enjoy… Farnsworth House Inn, Gettysburg – May 5, 2010, 8:30 p.m…(Read More)

Monaca, Pa. (Note: Instead of bogging down my blog with scads of large photos, I’ve uploaded them to my Flickr page for your viewing pleasure.) For the second stop in my Exploring Beaver County blog series, I once again hopped on my bike and pedaled my way over the Beaver River, twice, to Monaca…(Read More)

I call myself a proud Beaver Countian. Other than my four years in college, and the following two when I lived up in Moon, I’ve lived here in the county pretty much my entire life (Brighton Twp., 21 years; Bridgewater, 8 years; Beaver, 6+ years). Lately, though, I’ve been wondering: How much do…(Read More)

Our most recent small-town adventure took us to one of our favorite weekend getaway destinations: German Village. We came here on a recommendation a few years back and fell in love with it. German Village is a charming little neighborhood just south of downtown Columbus, Ohio. It was first settled by German immigrants in…(Read More)

Every once in a while my wife and I feel the need to leave our quiet little town behind and escape for the weekend to…well…another quiet little town. This past weekend it was Lewiston, N.Y. So how does one discover a Lewiston, N.Y.? Well, one discovers it through one’s friend…(Read More)

Despite my high hopes, nothing really extraordinary happened during our little Memorial Day weekend road trip. No ghastly injuries. No demonic possessions. Darn. Regardless, I thought I’d share some of the highlights: Around noon on Saturday, we arrived in the tiny hamlet of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, which was quite lively due to its annual…(Read More)