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Tom Watson’s victory in the 1979 Memorial Tournament is one of Dublin’s 18 most memorable golf moments.

It’s a proud week in the history of Dublin as we host The Presidents Cup 2013. In this issue, we give you a look at some of the mementoes of The Presidents Cup’s time in Dublin: the City-commissioned oil painting Dublin Through the Eyes of John Shields and, in a commemorative pull-out poster, the revelation of the No. 1 memorable Dublin golf moment of all time. In addition to The Presidents Cup, we also pay tribute to our furry friends, be they the various “working dogs” in our community or the horses of championship rider and Dublin Coffman High School student Kaylee Adamek. On top of that, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about options for athletic activity and senior recreation, as well as living in historic Dublin homes. And with Halloween right around the corner, don’t miss the chance to explore Dublin’s spooky side with an overview of seasonal events. Slàinte, Kathleen K. Gill President/Publisher CityScene Media Group

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Oct. 12 Wine for Wildlife

5:30-9 p.m. Columbus Zoo and Aquarium 4850 W. Powell Rd. www.colszoo.org Hundreds of wildlife supporters will gather to enjoy wines and delicious food at the Water’s Edge Events Park located inside the zoo. All proceeds go to conservation and sustainability research at the zoo.

The whole family will enjoy this chilling event at the zoo. This program has plenty of activities scheduled, including the all-new Marvel Super Hero Live Action Show and Character Ambassador Rolling Celebration.

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7:30-9 a.m. Bruegger’s Bagels 4425 W. Dublin-Granville Rd. www.dublinchamber.org Develop business connections and meet new contacts while enjoying coffee and a light breakfast.

Oct. 12 DogFest Walk N’ Roll

Oct. 1-6 The Presidents Cup

Muirfield Village Golf Club 5750 Memorial Dr. www.presidentscup.com The world’s best U.S. and nonEuropean golfers will come together to compete in the 10th biennial Presidents Cup from Oct. 1-6.

Oct. 6 Colo’s Classic Car Show

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9 a.m.-noon Coffman Park Pavilion 5200 Emerald Pkwy. www.cci.org Join the Canine Companions for Independence in this pledged community dog walk. The walk will include trickor-treat stops along the way, costume contests and more.

Oct. 17 Zumba Party to Fight Breast Cancer

5:30-7 p.m. Nationwide Children’s Close to Home Sports Medicine Center 5680 Venture Dr. www.dublinchamber.org Come together to kick for a cause as the NextGen Dublin Young Professional’s Group hosts two 45-minute Zumba sessions as part of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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While other 5-year old girls dreamed of having their very own pony, Kaylee Adamek was already training to become a national horseback riding champion. “When I was younger, I loved horses, and I have no clue why,” Kaylee says. “For my fifth birthday, my family took me to Autumn Rose Farm and I had my first lesson. I have ridden every single week since then.” Of her numerous accolades, the most recent for the 16-year-old came during the Interscholastic Equestrian Association competition in Oklahoma, where she placed first out of 12 intermediate riders. Kaylee belongs to the association team at Autumn Rose, where she acquired the skills to win multiple local and regional shows before taking the national stage. “I’ve been competing since sixth grade and, in eighth grade, I won nationals for the first time,” Kaylee says. Photo by Bob Adamek

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Her parents have provided a strong support system throughout the years and have been active in helping their daughter pursue her passion. “It’s much more than the ‘bank of dad’ and the ‘taxi by mom,’ ” says Bob Adamek, Kaylee’s father. “We’ve all gotten involved. We would take the horse to the competitions and I would attend the shows, but it was Kaylee and her mom who would wake up at 5 a.m. together.” Sharon Adamek, Kaylee’s mother, attends every one of Kaylee’s shows and cheers from the stands. “I’m always out there yelling for her,” she says. “Sometimes I hide because I get a little nervous during the run.” On competition days, Kaylee’s emotions and composure fluctuate by the hour. “When I wake up, it just feels like a normal day,” she says. “I start to get nervous when I put on my show outfit and, right before I go out, I start to think, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore.’ ” However, as soon as she reaches the lights of the arena and the crowd of hundreds begins to cheer, Kaylee settles into her zone. “I’m not mindful the entire time,” she says. “I can’t hear anyone. I can’t see anyone. No one exists except for my horse and me at the moment.” At many competitions, each rider is randomly paired up with a horse he or she has never competed with before.

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“It keeps the playing field level for every person out there,” Bob says. “They try to make it about the rider and not about the skill of the horse.” Each member of the family has dedicated many hours toward Kaylee’s success. “Shows took high precedent with our family,” Bob says. “We would plan vacations around shows and make sure she never missed a lesson.” Fulfilling the dream of many young girls, Kaylee takes care of her own horse, Beepers. 13


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“We had to retire him last year, but he’s doing well,” she says. “He’s gone on to become a therapy horse out at The Mustard Seed Farm.” Owning your own horse is not necessary for the sport. If anything, it’s simply a luxury and a blessing, Bob says. “You don’t have to be wealthy to participate,” he says. “You don’t need to own your own horse; we’re just lucky enough to be able to. It really takes dedication and heart over anything else.” Kaylee attributes her passion for horses to other aspects of her life, including time management and self-confidence. She is a junior at Dublin Coffman High School and is one of only a few students on the Autumn Rose equestrian team. She is also a member of the marching band. Though horses and band concerts take up much of Kaylee’s time, she still maintains great grades, Sharon says. “She wouldn’t be this involved if she couldn’t keep her grades up,” she says. “In many ways, she’s really grown up throughout the years.” When she isn’t training, in school or marching with the band, she is volunteering with Mustard Seed, a horse-assisted therapy center in Ostrander. “I clean my horse’s stall all the time, but while I’m at it, I clean up all the other ones as well,” Kaylee says. “It’s what I like to do, so I spend what time I can out there.”

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The barns are her “happy places,” Kaylee says. “This is truly what makes me happy,” she says. “I believe this is where I’m supposed to be and this is what I’m meant to do.” Kaylee looks to take her riding to the next level, whether it be by performing in global competitions in two years or by training therapy horses who aid victims of post-traumatic stress disorder, troubled youths and depression sufferers. “I want to make this my career,” she says. “Thinking about college right now makes me a little nervous, but I’ve been looking. I just want to be around my horses.” Stephan Reed is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@ cityscenemediagroup.com.

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Canine Companions There is a Labrador/golden retriever mix at Memorial Hospital of Union County that, while playing and cuddling with patients, may look like an average dog. But what 5-year-old Dorian is actually doing is the result of months and months of training. He is a facility dog owned by Dublin resident Teresa Keathley, a pediatric 16

physical therapist at Memorial Hospital in Marysville. Dorian’s job is to assist Keathley by providing comfort and motivation to young patients. “Dorian is just a super-friendly dog,” Keathley says. “He loves everybody.” He is trained to be intuitive to people’s moods; he can be calm and gentle or excited and playful. To have fun, while recovering, the youngsters walk him and even run races with him. He’s also www.dublinlifemagazine.com


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a companion to them while Keathley stretches their muscles. “They’re just so interested in him that they’re not even worried about what I’m doing,” she says. Dorian is a graduate of Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit that has provided assistance dogs to those with disabilities for free since 1975. Headquartered in Santa Rosa, Calif., CCI has five regional locations, one of which is in Delaware County. After an extensive training process, during which they learn 40 specialized commands, the dogs are teamed with their future owners for a two-week training period. CCI then graduates the dogs and new owners, and the original trainers symbolically hand over the leash. The fourth and final graduation of the year in this region is Nov. 8 at the Dublin Community Recreation Center at 2 p.m. “It’s an opportunity for the puppy raisers to come and say their goodbyes and meet the person who will take the dog,” says Ashley Koehler, CCI development associate. “It’s also an opportunity for us to show the public what we do.” Dorian graduated three years ago and has since lived with Keathley. They work at the hospital every day, sometimes for 10-hour shifts. She says every time he sees his work vest, Dorian gets excited. www.dublinlifemagazine.com

“I needed a dog that was going to be able to do that and he does,” Keathley says. “He loves coming to work.” But it’s not allwork-and-no-play for Dorian. On weekends, he gets to be “a normal dog,” Keathley says. He mainly enjoys games and activities at the park. Keathley will also treat Dorian to the upcoming DogFest Walk ‘n Roll, hosted by CCI. This 2-mile walk along the Coffman Park bike trail is open to everyone. Given the Oct. 12 date, kids are encouraged to wear costumes for the trick-ortreat stops along the trail. Registration begins at 9 a.m. But come Monday morning, Dorian will once again be back at work, doing what he loves. “If we didn’t do it anymore, he would be bored just being a regular dog,” Keathley says. Backup Pup When Dublin police officer Eric Cochrun gets in a pinch while on patrol, he needs only to press a button to open

the back door of his cruiser, and his fourlegged partner is there for backup. He and his 8-year-old Belgian shepherd, Bairre, have been partners for seven years. Bairre is the sole member of Dublin’s K9 unit. As Cochrun’s partner-in-crime-prevention, he performs building and area searches, evidence location, criminal apprehension and narcotic detection. “He’s the only asset a patrol officer has to discover evidence in the field,” Cochrun says. “He can smell things a normal patrol officer can’t.” As the K9 officer, Cochrun is the caretaker of Bairre, who is owned by the City. The duo is together 24 hours a day, whether they’re relaxing at home or working their 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. 17


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graveyard shift. Cochrun was even part of Bairre’s training, which lasted 40 hours a week for 12 weeks. “There’s definitely a bond there,” Cochrun says of their relationship. “He’s with me more than my wife and kids.” These days, the majority of police dogs are the Belgian shepherd, or Malinois, breed, says Cochrun. Their smaller size makes them less prone to the health issues of the larger German shepherd, and they have greater motivation, he says. When Cochrun and Bairre aren’t on patrol, the duo often does demos at schools and other civic events like Cub Scouts meetings. This gives Bairre the chance to show his other, more social, side. “He’s very tolerant of kids,” Cochrun says. “He’s social until he’s commanded to do otherwise.”

To schedule a demo from Cochrun and Bairre at a civic event, contact the police department at 614-410-4800, or visit www.dublinohiousa.gov for more info. The Goose Pooch If you’ve seen a black-and-white border collie chasing geese through the City, then you’ve seen one of the premier goose mitigation experts of Dublin hard at work. This is Quik, a 5-year-old dog under contract with the City of Dublin for the sole purpose of ridding the City and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium of geese. He is part of the SCRAM wildlife control team, a division of the Ohio Wildlife Center that uses non-lethal methods to humanely remove animals from homes and businesses. www.dublinlifemagazine.com


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“Dublin residents may see us out chasing geese with Quik in the lead, showing the geese this is no longer a viable spot,” says Adam Turpen, SCRAM director and Quik’s caretaker. Turpen and Quik work together to monitor ponds, open lawns and waterways, with Turpen giving the dog voice commands and visual cues. The two are such an effective team that Turpen says they’re not on sites longer than one minute and, after Quik is off and running, it takes less than 20 seconds until the geese are in flight. “Once the first one goes, then they all go,” Turpen says. After the initial visit, Quik must return to the site for a few more days until the geese get the message: “This area is inhabited by what they see as a predator,” Turpen says. “We’ve actually seen a major decline in geese here in Dublin because of Quik,” Turpen says. “He lives to do this job.” Quik has even taken on the role of a mentor. SCRAM has acquired another puppy, a border collie/Australian shepherd mix named Kobe, who is in training. Turpen looks after both dogs, owned by the center. But even though Quik and Kobe live with him, Turpen does not view them as his pets. “They are companions, but first and foremost, they are working dogs,” he says.

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Tiger Woods wins his third consecutive Memorial Tournament (2001).

Dublin Jerome High School’s boys and girls golf teams win back-to-back state championships (2011-12). Nicklaus, Ivor Young, Pandel Savic and Bob Hoag play the first round of golf at Muirfield Village Golf Club (1973).

Jack Nicklaus tours land in Dublin that later becomes Muirfield Village Golf Club (1966).

The Presidents Cup to be held at Muirfield Village Golf Club, making the course and Dublin the only place in the world to host The Ryder Cup, The Solheim Cup and The Presidents Cup (2013).

Tiger Woods chips in on the 16th hole on his way to his fifth win at the Memorial Tournament and his 73rd PGA TOUR victory tying Nicklaus for second in alltime PGA TOUR wins (2012).

Paul Azinger chips in from an 18th hole bunker to beat Payne Stewart by one stroke in the Memorial Tournament (1993).

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Dublin Coffman High School wins its first boys golf state championship (1977).

The City of Dublin and the Dublin Arts Council commissioned the tribute to Jack Nicklaus sculpture (1998).

*In order, as voted by the citizens of Dublin, Ohio, USA.

Tom Watson wins the Memorial after shooting a 69 in rain, wind and a windchill of 13 degrees on the second day of the Tournament (1979).

Roger Maltbie wins the inaugural Memorial Tournament (1976).

Lorena Ochoa wins the final LPGA’s Wendy’s Championship for Children at Tartan Fields Golf Club (2006).

Justin Leonard wins the USGA’s U.S. Amateur Championship at Muirfield Village Golf Club (1992).

The United States women’s team beats Europe to win the Solheim Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club (1998).

Riviera Golf Club opens and is future host of the LPGA’s Borden Classic (1970).

Golf is introduced to Dublin with the opening of Bash Recreation Driving Range and executive golf course (1964).

The Golf Club of Dublin opens (2002).

Europe upsets the United States in The Ryder Cup at Muirfield Village Golf Club (1987).

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Dublin residents celebrate Halloween like no one else in central Ohio, with a scary line-up of activities, programs and events in October.

Olde Town Ghost Tours

Kick off the Halloween season with the second installment of the Olde Town Ghost Tours in Historic Dublin. The idea for the tours began with a paranormal experience, says Becky Schisler, tour organizer. “About four years ago, I saw a fullbody apparition at a business near Historic Dublin,” she says. Schisler tells the story in full during the tour. She says she became a “keeper of the stories” from businesses in the area after expressing her interest in the paranormal. Olde Town Ghost Tours

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She attended a ghost tour this past March in Gettysburg, Pa., which inspired her to do one in Dublin. Schisler finalized the script by adding more history and after performing a few trial runs with family and friends. The 90-minute tour starts at her shop, Blankets and Booties, then proceeds along the west side of Historic Dublin to Indian Run Cemetery. After looping back onto the east side, it concludes at her store. The tour isn’t recommended for children under the age of 12 and costs $10. October tours are Friday and Saturday nights from 6:30-8 p.m. Blankets and Booties is located at 82 S. High St.

Halloween Spooktacular

One of the most popular holiday events in Dublin is the annual Halloween Spooktacular, which takes place Oct. 24. The event will feature the “great line-up that we always have,” says Mary Jo DiSalvo, the city’s events mar-

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keting administrator. “(We’re) bringing back all the traditional favorites and a few surprises along the way.” This includes popular activities such as the hay ride, the hay maze, spooky storytelling, Trunk or Treat and the Haunted Trail. Pumpkin carving demonstrations will take place on site during the event. The Monster Mash dance for Dublin middle school students will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. “It’s really a family-friendly event,” DiSalvo says. “I’ve seen entire families dress up in costumes and just have a good time.” www.dublinlifemagazine.com


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The Dublin branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library has told spooky tales at the front of Indian Run Cemetery behind the library for 16 years. This year’s event is Oct. 30, “which is the closest to Halloween it’s ever been,” says Loren Scully, assistant manager at the Dublin library. The storytelling is from 7-8 p.m. The first half hour will be devoted to spooky stories for children, and include stories written by children ages 9-17 during the library’s summer Spooky Tales Writing Workshop. The rest of the hour will be devoted to scarier stories, Scully says. There will be a rendition of “The 12 Days of Halloween,” brought back by popular demand. The Washington Township firefighters will carve pumpkins into Jack O’Lanterns, which will then be lined up along the walkway to the cemetery, while the firefighters hand out candy to children. Brandon Klein is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@city scenemediagroup.com www.dublinlifemagazine.com

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With arms wide open, Dublin welcomes thousands of visitors to The Presidents Cup, and some will go home with a newly-created piece of art that depicts the community’s infancy and history. The enduring painting, titled Dublin Through the Eyes of John Shields, is a new commemorative gift that officials will use for ceremonial, economic development and recognition purposes. During The Presidents Cup, the canvas reproductions, or prints, will be given to visiting officials and tournament participants, says Sandra Puskarcik, the City’s community relations director, who was instrumental in the painting’s creation. Bev Goldie, a City resident and artist, who is active in the community’s arts programs, was commissioned to create the oil painting, as well as 50 reproduced on stretch canvas and 100 matted photographs, which the City will present as its official commemorative pieces. McAlister Photoworks produced them.

Bev Goldie adds the finishing touches to her painting for the City of Dublin.

Dublin officials have received commemorative art from foreign cities, including Ireland. “It is very meaningful to receive something on canvas,” Goldie says. Her work illustrates several aspects of how the wilderness might have appeared along the Scioto River Valley in the early 1800s when John Sells, a farmer, and his father and brothers acquired 800 acres. Shields, a surveyor from Franklinton, platted 200 lots on Sells’ 400 acres in 1808 for a community (first known as Sells Settlement or Sells Town) he was allowed to name. Shields wrote, “If I have the honor conferred on me to name your village, with the brightness of the morning land, the beaming of the sun on the hills and dales surrounding this beautiful valley, it would give me great pleasure to name your new town after my birthplace, Dublin, Ireland.” Goldie’s 30-by-24-inch oil painting depicts Sells on horseback on a path along the Scioto and an open field rising from www.dublinlifemagazine.com


the opposite bank with a barn and grazing animals to depict a settlement. “There’s enough going on that you want to look elsewhere in the picture,” she says. It’s as surveyor Shields might have seen it in keeping with the theme Puskarcik suggested. Puskarcik says the idea stemmed from her work creating Dublin’s Journey, the community’s history book. “I loved listening to the stories told by Dublin’s historians and I made a personal and professional pledge to bring our rich history to life whenever possible,” she says. She sought to make a painting “that is interesting and attractive enough to make a nice gift,” a project that, she says, was challenging because her actual painting time was compressed into a few weeks this past summer. “It was no easy task coming up with a concept without taking some artistic license,” she says, allowing that, “We really took (Shields’) words at face value.” During formative stages, Goldie met with a committee to discuss aspects of her proposed drawing. Puskarcik; Fred Hahn, director of parks and open space; Anne Clarke, City Council clerk; and Sara Ott, special projects manager, were involved, each offering ideas or information. Goldie turned to Herb Jones, considered the ultimate authority on the City’s history. He advised her about such things as the gun the horseman is carrying, a pouch for its ammunition, the rider’s over-the-knee boots and style of hat, and even the color of the horse – black. Goldie notes that painting the horse dark enough wasn’t that easy. Neither was finding a photo of a black horse to use as a model. The artist transformed her basement recreation room into a studio while she completed the painting. She and her husband, Bob, live, coincidentally, in an enclave that borders open and tournament parking spaces south of Muirfield Village Golf Club, the venue for The Presidents Cup. Goldie tells how she scouted the riverbank, photographing views that might reflect what Shields (and Sells) saw. A pool table was covered with the pictures and basic sketches developed as the work progressed. She started the painting with an Indian Red under-color that she used to tie www.dublinlifemagazine.com

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the picture together by shading or add- space and taking lessons at the Cultural of Historic Dublin. For three years, she ing slight background color in various Arts Center in downtown Columbus. She helped find sponsors for a community became involved in the Dublin Women’s calendar, using winning art selected in places. As the work evolved, the advisers Club and in the Dublin Area Art League. an annual contest. For the 2010 bicentennial, Goldie crewere consulted regarding various as- She is a past president of both groups pects. For example, rocks from the river and is still active in both. She and the ated a 6-by-4-foot mural depicting Dubcould have been used to border the league will bring the annual arts show lin places and events since 1810. This path, which history indicates was an back to Historic Dublin next year after a work is in the Dublin Municipal Building and was reproduced as a poster, one of avenue for Native Americans. In inter- one-year hiatus. which she displays in the foyer of preting the painting’s subtleties, the her home. artist notes, some tree branches “If I have the honor conferred on The newest historic painting point to the open field to direct the “will be a gift to the City” and viewer’s focus. A lower corner was me to name your village, with the displayed “in a public venue,” filled in with more than just dirt so it brightness of the morning land, Puskarcik says, adding “Dublin’s wouldn’t be a void. Sunlight is apthe beaming of the sun on the hills landscape and streetscape will parent, but not overwhelming, on the open pasture above the river. and dales surrounding this beautiful soon be experiencing significant The painting is not Goldie’s first enhancement in the Bridge Street valley, it would give me great to help promote Dublin or a comDistrict. I am hopeful that this semunity activity. She majored in art ries might continue with a painting pleasure to name your new town of Dublin today and yet another at Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, but had not pursued after my birthplace, Dublin, Ireland.” several decades from now. I believe that the pioneer spirit of John it while she worked in interior de- John Shields Sells lives on in our community.” sign. The family – the couple has two adult sons – lived in Dublin and then In conjunction with the Historic Dublin Duane St. Clair is a contributing ediMilwaukee for several years before mov- Business Association, she created a line ing back. drawing of local businesses’ doors for T- tor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@ Upon returning, she began concentrat- shirts for the “Dub Crawl” and converted cityscenemediagroup.com. ing on art and eventually began using those to a painted poster – Doorways

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Living History Historic homes are a link to the past for Dublin residents

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The City of Dublin and its residents pride themselves on the community’s connections to the past, from its public art to the names of its schools. But some residents have much more direct lines to Dublin history – they live smack in the middle of it. There are 114 Dublin properties on the Ohio Historic Inventory, of which 96 are residences. Forty-one of the 114 are on the National Historic Registry. The area with the highest concentration of historic properties? Historic Dublin, of course. There are 27 on High Street alone and, while a number of them are now businesses, there are still plenty of residences. One such house is owned by Julie Seel, a teacher at Glacier Ridge Elementary School. She bought the house in 2011 and, after extensive restoration, finally moved in this past December. The house is known as the Giles Weaver Residence, named for the village tanner who built it in 1835. It was

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later owned by village druggist William Davis, but had been unoccupied for five years prior to Seel’s buying it and fixing it up – with some help from friends and her children, Jack and Olivia. “We’ve really tried to retain and respect the history of the property in the work that we’ve done,” Seel says. Seel and her team restored the original beams in the ceilings – “They’re literally tree trunks,” she says – as well as the original fireplaces and wood floors. She even held onto some artifacts discovered in the walls. “We found old newspapers dating back to 1914, we found a Victorian lady’s glove and shoes, we found whiskey bottles that were actually prescription whiskey, we found a couple of old bonnets … that ladies used to wear in the mid-1800s,” she says. Seel and her late husband, Vaughan, came from England and had owned several historic homes in the past. They both loved Dublin as well, and when, in

2007, they saw the opportunity to live in a historic Dublin home, they fell in love with the idea. In addition to being part of history, Seel appreciates being part of Historic Dublin and being close to so many of the great restaurants and other businesses the City has to offer. “There’s a very neighborhood-feel in old Dublin,” she says. “Everyone really does appreciate their properties, the business owners and the residents.” Making improvements to a historic property can necessitate jumping through a lot of hoops, but the City made things easy for Seel, she says, working with her architect, Tom Samms, every step of the way. Along with Weaver and Davis, another recognizable name from Dublin’s past is Cramer. The Cramer family is the namesake for Cramer Run, Cramer Creek Office Park and the Cramer’s Crossing neighborhood. Right on Cramer Run is a house that once belonged to the Cramer family. www.dublinlifemagazine.com


The historic home of Nelson and Betsy Yoder on Rings Road is still served by a stone-lined cistern.

Now, however, it is owned by Nelson and Betsy Yoder. The Yoders, who have two young daughters, bought the sizable brick house on Rings Road a few months ago. Nelson and Betsy are both architects, so they were intrigued by the house, which was built in 1835 and received a major addition in 1855. “We both share a fascination with old architecture,” Nelson says. The Yoders have lived in Lewis Center and Upper Arlington for the past 10 years, but Nelson grew up in Dublin and was enthusiastic about moving back. In fact, he was raised on a threeacre lot that shares a property line with his new (old) house on Rings. Traces of the house’s past are visible everywhere, Nelson says. For instance, the water to the house is still served by a stone-lined cistern, and it’s easily apparent where doors were added. The property contains a bridge built over Cramer Run and, though they have been removed, Nelson’s parents have told him outhouses were positioned on the bridge when they bought the adjacent house. “It looks like (the previous owners) added a door … in close proximity to where those are,” Nelson says. He mentions the parks, the bike paths, Historic Dublin, the Dublin Irish Festival and the Dublin City School Dis-

trict as just some of the reasons for the City’s appeal. “Dublin, as a community, has really got it right, and they’ve done it right in terms of all their amenities,” Nelson says. “It’s a great community to live in, and I know firsthand, because I spent many years here when I was growing up.” While the Yoders’ living situation is rooted in the past, Nelson’s working situation is focused on the future – he’s principal of the Development Partners Division of Crawford Hoying, which is working on a major development project in the City’s Bridge Street District. Not every historic home in Dublin began life as a home. Three of them were once one-room schoolhouses in the Washington Township school district, which became the Dublin school district: the Sandy District School, Cosgray District School and Mitchell District School. Tony and Mardi Ciriaco have lived in the Mitchell house on Brand Road for 20 years. They lived in Dublin for 10 years prior to buying the house on four acres. “Even though neither one of us grew up in older homes, we always really liked older homes,” Mardi says. “Our parents really thought we’d lost our minds to move from a brand-new home into this thing.” The original schoolhouse was built in 1879, though major additions have

been made since. Prior to the Ciriacos, it was owned by Dr. Bruce Graham, a longtime employee of (now Nationwide) Children’s Hospital. The schoolhouse portion of the property – recognizable for its distinctive chimney and the large “S” underneath it – is now a living room, and atop it is a one-time attic that has been repurposed into a bedroom. Remnants of the one-time schoolhouse’s uses over the years include the original brick walls, which were once

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A distinctive chimney and decorative letter “S” demonstrate the historic nature of the Brand Road home of Tony and Mardi Ciriaco.

covered with plaster that was subsequently removed by Graham; the long piece of wood that held erasers prior to the removal of the chalkboard; and the fireplace that kept students warm in the winter. Everyone who has owned the house has left their mark on it, and the Ciriacos are no exception. They tore out the kitchen floor to get down to the original wood, exposed brick walls in the den,

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refurbished some of the old wood elsewhere and made some necessary improvements to the area between older and newer parts of the house. “Originally, two parts of the house were connected by a breezeway that had two separate doors,” Mardi says. “That breezeway was not heated,” which presented challenges during the winter.

The Ciriacos chose Dublin in 1993 thanks to its better home value options and the quality of the schools – both of their children, now grown, attended St. Brigid of Kildare School and Dublin Coffman High School. Garth Bishop is a contributing editor. Feedback welcome at gbishop@city scenemediagroup.com.

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and peer interaction. During this time, we offer back-to-back sessions of our senior fitness classes. There are more presentational speakers, events and trip offerings.” To kick off a wide array of events in October, scrapbooking and greeting card classes will be hosted Oct. 2. This class is aimed at helping people get the most out of their scrapbook experience, and was previously a hugely popular event. “A lot of the options are maintained from year-to-year because of demand. We try to punch it up by offering a variety of speakers on current topics, new entertainment and trips,” adds Kamler. And if scrapbooking isn’t your cup of tea, there are tons of other leaves brewing up. For instance, Lynne Herman leads a two-hour line dancing program, each Friday at 1:05 p.m. This class helps boost memory and fitness. For more fitness and exercise, there is a Functional Fitness class, led by Sally Gill, that incorporates free-weight exercises as a way to fight back against the aging process, using healthy and safe Senior programming options at the Dublin Community Recreation Center include pottery (left), yoga (top) and bocce ball (opposite page).

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Functional Fitness (left) and line dancing classes (right) are among the other senior offerings at the recreation center.

weight training techniques. Other fitness programs include Zumba, yoga and Tai Chi. Outside the realm of physical activity is a Caring for the Individual Program hosted at the Dublin Counseling Center. Another such offering is the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Pro-

gram led by Marcia Strall. This program informs about certain procedures and problems related to insurance programs. And for the happily traditional seniors, there are two different types of bingo. Blarney Bingo will happen twice in the months of October and November. The second Bingo event, Holiday Super Bingo, Oct. 29, is a great way to kick off the celebration of the upcoming holidays. Feedback from seniors has been integral in keeping programming interesting. “Senior members quite often bring ideas to us,” Kamler says. “Our Dublin community senior citizens organization has an advisory board comprised of its senior members. They are also a valuable sounding board for ideas on programming, events and issues. We always listen, realizing that if one person suggests a program, chances are there

are other seniors who would participate and benefit.” A senior suggested a new program, and that idea has already come to fruition. “A member’s personal interest in was recently developed into a new birding program,” Kamler says. “This group meets Friday mornings at various community parks. Speakers are being planned for late season.” David Allen is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at gbishop@city scenemagazine.com.

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Colleen D’Angelo is a freelance writer who lives in Dublin with her husband, three children and several small animals. She enjoys playing tennis, walking the Dublin bike paths and traveling.

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Before my family and I packed up our house in Connecticut and moved to Dublin 16 years ago, I had researched where I was going to play tennis. I wanted a club nearby with child care, clinics and good, competitive United States Tennis Association teams. For me, tennis is more than a sport with sassy skirts —though the outfits are super cute. In two hours of play, I get a solid workout, social time with my best friends, a break from kids and work, and my competitive fix. No other activity of mine satisfies all of these requirements and the key is competition. Fighting to win requires concentration, creativity and mental focus. That extra push to beat your opponent is invigorating and something many adults can’t live without. My husband, Tony, is an avid golfer and admits that he doesn’t like to practice. “I like to play matches and tournaments, not just hit balls on the range,” Tony says. “I need something to shoot for.” Of course, it’s easy in Dublin, where adult leagues are on every court and field in the city. No matter your age, sport or skill level, there is a team to join for exercise, fun and competition. And the more you enjoy the activity, the better chance you will stick with it and achieve your fitness goals. Wouldn’t it be fun to have your children on the sidelines cheering for Mom or Dad’s travel team for a change? www.dublinlifemagazine.com

614-410-4946 www.dublinohiousa.gov/recrea tionservices Basketball: The recreation center has basketball for ages 18 and older five nights a week. The recreation league plays Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The more competitive league plays Monday and Thursday evenings. The games are high school rules with two 20-minute halves, 10 weeks of play, followed by a twoweek tournament. Volleyball: There are four divisions, or levels, of play for co-ed volleyball Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights. Play ranges from super competitive 20-somethings to seniors who have been playing in the same league for 25 years. Tennis: Doubles and singles leagues are offered in the summer on outdoor courts. Badminton: Year-round leagues play each Thursday and Sunday. They are so popular they have a waitlist. Players seem knowledgeable and serious, so try taking a clinic first if you are inexperienced.

Hour-long clinics are Sundays at 3:45 p.m. Softball: Well-organized leagues are in spring, summer and fall for co-ed and all-male teams, and are usually sponsored by local businesses. Several teams have been together for many years, including Carl Reed’s “Roush Bombers.” Carl, a teacher at Dublin Coffman High School, has played in the center’s leagues since 1986 and says his team ranges in age from 21 to 57. “Softball gives me the opportunity to keep competing and it motivates me to bike and lift weights so I can be a better player,” he says.

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championship. Co-ed and open divisions all play Wednesday nights. Basketball: Get your game on for men’s basketball competitive play Sundays and rec leagues Tuesdays. Kickball: Maybe it’s time to re-enact those playground memories with the adult version of kickball. Co-ed teams play indoors Thursdays. Volleyball: Co-ed volleyball teams play on Fridays indoors during cold months and sand volleyball outside in the summer. Wiffle Ball: Bring back another backyard game from our youth. Form a team and play in a co-ed rec league Fridays.

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Heil says. “But that’s also what makes tennis and platform so rewarding.” Elysium has tennis leagues of every level for all age groups year-round, as well as drill classes set to music for extra practice. Platform tennis is a great, outdoor, cold-weather sport played on a raised and heated court. Elysium has leagues for men and interclub play for women.

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Children’s Reads

What Pet to Get? By Emma Dodd Jack’s mother says he can choose a pet, but what pet to get? Will it be an elephant, a polar bear, a Tyrannosaurus Rex? The last page reveals a fun, surprise ending. (Ages 3-5)

Adult Reads

The Best Pet Ever By Victoria Roberts A little girl wants a pet and, with a very active imagination, she finds all types of objects that can become the best pet ever, but will her mother decide she is finally ready for a real pet? (Ages 4+)

Bulu: African Wonder Dog By Dick Houston Born on a crocodile farm in Zambia, Bulu was the dog nobody wanted. Finally, he is adopted by a couple who rescue animals and finds his calling as a foster parent to the orphans. (Ages 8+)

Because of Winn-Dixie By Kate DiCamillo The summer Opal and her father, the preacher, move to Florida, Opal goes into the Winn-Dixie supermarket and comes out with a dog … and her life is changed forever. Newbery honor book. (Ages 9+)

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Power Foods for the Brain: A Simple, Effective Diet to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory By Neal D. Barnard, MD In easy-to-follow directives, Dr. Barnard outlines how individuals can – with judicious use of helpful supplements, exercise and a healthy diet – prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

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A Good American By Alex George In this story, based in 1904 Germany, Jette steals her grandfather’s gold medal and elopes with Frederick. They sail toward New York, but end up in New Orleans in search of a new life. This novel addresses identity and what it means to be an American.

Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology By Caroline Paul Recovering from injury, Caroline Paul is desperate when her kitten, Tibia, goes missing one day, only to return five weeks later, gleaming and fat. Where was Tibia and what was he doing? Using a cat cam, she finds out. A quick read filled with delightful watercolor illustrations.

Buddy: How a Rooster Made Me a Family Man By Brian McGrory Long-time bachelor McGrory finds love with veterinarian Pam. However, he also finds trouble with her two daughters and a bossy, macho, ill-named rooster, Buddy. McGrory grows to admire Buddy’s devotion to Pam and the girls, and brokers a truce with the truculent fowl. www.dublinlifemagazine.com


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