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Cherry Valley Reimagined. A Polished, New Style

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SCOOPIN’ UP GOOD TIMES IN

Since 1914 Utica, OH has been the home of Velvet Ice Cream and Ye Olde Mill serving up sweet traditions for four generations. Join us May through October FREE Factory Tours, Restaurant, Ice Cream Parlor and Gift Shop Ohio’s only Ice Cream Museum Voted #1 Favorite Frozen Treats by Columbus (OH) Parent Magazine

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An Introduction 4 Welcome to Licking County 8 Licking County Map

Artist Features 12 More Than Just a Brick in the Wall Brick sculptor Allen Moran

16 Bringing the Beat Back Musician Tom Atha

20 Paint as a Healing Agent Painter Gayla Smith

24 Spreading the Word of Glass Glass studio director Larry Tuber

Local Journeys 28 Celebrating Life Linda’s Journey

34 The Good Times Keep Rolling Megan’s Journey

40 Enjoying What’s Around You Jake’s Journey

Let’s Go 46 Plan Your Visit

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101 Beer Kitchen, Asian Gourmet and Sushi Bar, Bellacino's Pizza & Grinders, Blue Agave, Brio Tuscan Grille, Cap City Diner, Charlotte & Olivia's Sublime Ice Creams, Chi Thai Restaurant, Eagles Pizza, FireFly American Bistro, Flanagan's Pub, Fox in the Snow, Freshii, Greek Express, Hudson 29 Kitchen + Drink, Jet's Pizza New Albany, Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches, Johnson's Real Ice Cream, Max & Erma's, McCormick & Schmick's Seafood & Steaks, Mellow Mushroom New Albany, Mitchell's Ocean Club, Nazareth's Deli & Restaurant, New Albany Dairy Queen, Rooster's Wings, Rusty Bucket Restaurant, Smith & Wollensky, Soulshine Tavern & Kitchen, Starbucks, Swensons Drive-In Restaurant, The Barn at Rocky Fork Creek, Whits Frozen Custard of New Albany Ace Hardware New Albany, Board & Brush Creative Studio, C. Krueger's Finest Baked Goods, Cheryl & Co, Edible Arrangements, Elliott Cooper, Floor & Decor, Griffins Floral Design & Wine Shop, Hayley Gallery, Mrs. Turbo's Cookies, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Nth Degree Interiors, Oakland Nursery, Prairie House, Red Twig Farms, SherwinWilliams, The UPS Store, Trove Warehouse, Truluck Boutique, Veloscience Bike Works, Vintage Restyled Courtyard by Marriott New Albany, Hampton Inn & Suites New Albany, Home2 Suites by Hilton New Albany, Double Tree Hotel by Hilton Newark, Embassy Suites by Hilton Columbus Airport, Granville Inn, Hilton Columbus at Easton, Holiday Inn Express Columbus Easton, SpringHill Suites & TownePlace Suites Easton, Springhill Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna Jorgensen Farms, New Albany Country Club, New Albany Links Golf Club, Noah's Event Venue, Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany, The Estate at New Albany

NEW ALBANY, OHIO has plans for you.

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Committed to the Arts and Licking County Join us for local, student, and visiting exhibitions at Denison’s Swasey Chapel, The Eisner Center for the Performing Arts, and the Denison Art Space in Newark

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Plan your visit to charming Granville, Ohio with the help of the Granville Area Chamber of Commerce!

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Connected to Nature

Situated on 94 acres with miles of scenic and wellmaintained trails, Kendal at Granville is connected to nature. Our campus has been awarded Level I accreditation as an Arboretum with over 60 species of trees or woodsy plants—step out your door and hit the trails, hop in a canoe, go birding or simply relax and unwind. You’ll also enjoy exploring the surrounding area, just a short drive to Columbus and within minutes of numerous historic museums and gardens in Licking County. And with the security of lifecare, you’ll have peace of mind.

Call us, today, to schedule a visit!

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n Licking County, art and artists exist in every corner you look. Maybe you prefer the visual art that colors Licking County’s walls or the convergence of emotional strength and expert performing chops at the many performing arts centers. Maybe you prefer the natural beauty that leaves everyone in the county – artist or not – inspired, or even how brewers bring together modern technology and old traditions to create one-of-a-kind flavors at the incredible number of breweries and restaurants throughout the region. Even if you’re not seeking out art, even if you’re just enjoying a Sunday drive through Licking County’s vast sunflower fields and decide to stop off on a side road, you’re bound to stumble onto something that evokes emotion and awakens a new perspective. Something

uniquely Licking County. But anyone who’s been to the Bowerston Shale Company lot or has seen the incredible sculptures by Allen Moran knows that. Visual art catches your eye, and musical art can influence your mood in a moment. Licking County’s many restaurants and breweries are proof that art can have a delicious smell and taste, too. But when you’re compelled to reach out and touch a piece of art, to feel what the artist felt not just emotionally but physically, you forge a new type of connection to the arts. And the best part of Moran’s sculptures? You’re welcome to touch; his sculptures aren’t fragile. In fact, his pieces will exist long after we’re all gone, because they’re carved from brick.

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major, and took a summer job at Bowerston Shale in 1974, helping to ship and manufacture brick. The company had its own brick artist at the time, and Moran was instantly gripped by the medium. He began to learn the craft, and in 1989, Bowerston Shale hired Moran as its full-time brick artist. The end of 2019 marks Moran’s retirement, and he considers himself lucky to have found a company that supports his artistic endeavors. “I think, with anyone, you finally get to do what you love and it’s worth it,” Moran says. “Without this place, I wouldn’t have had that opportunity. I can’t tell you what I would be doing. Honestly, I don’t know. This has worked out great.”

“It’s an interesting medium because it is three-dimensional, but you combine perspective drawing with the onedimensional drawing, so you get a combination of both,” Moran says. “Even though it’s only a couple inches deep, you make it appear much deeper through perspective.” There are very few artists like Moran out there, and that’s because few artists have access to the sheer amount of brick the medium requires. To create his sculptures, Moran makes a sketch, then

stacks green brick, or pre-fired bricks, in the formation it’ll be mortared in. Using clay carving tools, Moran carves directly into the soft bricks, forming threedimensional shapes on a one-dimensional surface. Imagine the art you find on the quarters in your pocket; they’re formed and sculpted, but set against a flat background. Then, the green bricks are taken down, fired in a kiln and shipped out to be mortared onsite.

Walking through the Bowerston Shale lot is quite remarkable. Outside, bricks are stacked wide and tall, dwarfing cars parked nearby. Employees walk through the lot, their hands rough and clothes covered in dust. But if you walk into the studio Moran has occupied for the last three decades, the lot transforms from a rugged brick manufacturing facility into a quiet and cozy studio, the walls obscured by floor-to-ceiling Moran-carved brick. One of the sculptures features a mill and river, and even has water running through it – the only one of Moran’s brick pieces to incorporate water. He enjoys trying new things, improving his craft. And though his full-time work

Moran attended the Columbus College of Art and Design as an illustration

Is It a Moran? While many Moran pieces are in private spaces, like the Ohio Governor’s Mansion, you can still catch his work as you walk throughout the county. Licking County Veterans’ Park Don Edwards Park Newark Fire Station 1 Newark Ohio Police Department

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with Bowerston Shale may be at its end, he has no intentions to stop creating. In fact, he wants to explore new mediums in retirement. He’s interested in bronze, but is truly inspired by large stones he encounters outside. “Once I started cutting, I didn’t really do much of anything else. That’s why, when I’m out of here, I want to either carve in wood, but I think my desire is to do rock carving,” Moran says. “I’m just curious. You see a rock out there, sitting anywhere, and I want to see what I can turn that into.” Moran has completed so many sculptures that, when asked how many he’s created over the years, he can’t give an accurate estimate, but it’s in the hundreds. He’s carved works of all sizes, from relatively small signs to a 32-by-9-foot piece for a church in Michigan. His work can be found all over the country, because his work was a marketing tool for Bowerston Shale. When the company was in competition with other brick manufacturers for large projects, Moran would create a brick sculpture to accompany the bid. “It was busy here, but we had something we could offer that other brickyards couldn’t,” Moran says. “It was a good hook for the company and vice versa for my work.” Moran draws inspiration from the spaces around him, both natural and manmade. A Licking County native, he can’t imagine himself anywhere else, and has been heartened to watch the transformation throughout the region. “All the buildings downtown have awesome paintings on them. Downtown Newark is nice, and everybody has gotten on the bandwagon in really fixing things up,” Moran says. “Everybody’s taking pride, it looks like, in downtown Newark. You see all the buildings getting refurbished and cleaned up and the work that’s been done is impressive. It really is.” So whatever corner of Licking County you find yourself in, keep an eye out. You might just come upon a stone that was carved by Moran himself. He does plan to stay here – in the community he loves – after all. “I really have no complaints about my life. I don’t. I’ve done what I really have loved to do and everything’s just turned out fine for me,” Moran says. “I wouldn’t want to leave, and I never will.”

Curious for more public art in Licking County? Look out for Wind Sculptures in Motion at Dawes Arboretum, new as of spring 2020, but you can check out some of these longer-standing pieces of public art: Historic murals at Canal Market District Gary Lee Price’s bronze sculptures around Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark The family of cyclists at T. J. Evans Trail Welcome to Utica mural, the result of a collaboration between the Utica Area Foundation, Optic Nerve Art Corp and artist Brian Clemons Works by, or made possible by, the Cultural Alliance of Licking County explorelc.org

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n 2005, the site at 1 S. 3rd St. in downtown Newark was in a state of disrepair. The ceiling had collapsed years earlier, and plastic sheeting was all that protected the building from the elements. It was in a prime location, but it was in bad shape. Downtown Newark visitors walked past the spot on the corner every day, ignoring what lay inside.

Then, in went a piano. In went heavy duty recording equipment, and guitars of all shapes and sizes. And soon after, in went musicians, eager to record their work. In went Denison University students, excited to learn about the art of music production.

That is, until a 22-year-old Tom Atha decided to shake things up.

Earthwork Recording Studio opened July 2007. The building that was once quiet save for the drip-drop of rain falling through the collapsed ceiling was now loud with music, passion and life.

Downtown Newark residents and workers watched as Atha carried old, damaged pieces out of the building. He would emerge every evening, a fire in his eyes, exhausted after a long day of manual labor. He may have been young, but he was the only one willing to restore the dilapidated building. In went new walls, in went a new ceiling, in went new doors.

At just 4 years old, Atha began taking violin lessons. He moved on to piano, then to guitar at age

So there it existed. Dark, quiet, empty.

“Sometimes I think the only reason I’m here is I’m the only guy that was willing to hop in here and do the really nasty hard work – not for a paycheck,” says Atha. “I feel like I’m from a different time; the willingness to do whatever it takes, and especially the dirtiest jobs.”

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turned to a vacant building, this time Newark’s former Crystal Ballroom, to create Thirty One West. “We have people that, instead of playing in the corner of a restaurant, should be on a stage where people appreciate what’s happening instead of their salad,” he says. “So, the importance of music, specifically, and the arts being respected is a big part of what Thirty One West is about.” Before 2005, Atha admits, he didn’t think he’d stay in Licking County. Instead, the musician imagined making a name for himself in Nashville or New York City. But now, with a family, two businesses and a true love for the community, he’s not going anywhere. “The people here are really remarkable. The way that people are working together to better this place they call home is really stunning to me. And, you know, if I hadn’t dug in, I never would’ve recognized that,” Atha says. “That makes me really proud to be from this place and see all these folks who are all on the same team.” 10, and that’s when he fell in love. But Atha wasn’t just satisfied with playing others’ music; he wanted to create it, too. The Granville native and a few friends formed a band in high school, Fate Hates Us, and Atha spent most of his free time in a recording studio on the former Clark Motor Company property. In fact, he spent so much of his time there that the recording

studio owner gave him a set of keys and invited him to use it whenever. “I like building stuff. I built this building, but building a song is similar,” says the soft-spoken Atha, sitting in the recording studio of Earthwork. “That creative process where you get it to a tangible form where you can give it to somebody and they have an emotional response, hopefully, to that work. I think that’s kind of what lights me up out of anything I do; it’s that process.” Earthwork became home to musicians both local and from around the country, and Atha found himself in a predicament; he didn’t know Newark outside of Earthwork’s walls. But he wanted to change that, especially ahead of his new idea: to open a venue that could host his musicians. Atha joined the Downtown Newark Association and started to get to know his neighbors. Eventually, he would become president of the organization.

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At first, his goal was a small venue. Perhaps a coffee shop with a miniature stage, he thought. But when he looked at existing local venues, especially what was offered nearby in Columbus, he saw a need for medium-sized venues instead. Small coffee shop gigs and huge stadiums were covered. What about the bands that drew 300-person crowds? Again, Atha explorelc.org

Now, as he brings in acts both to Earthwork and Thirty One West, he’s found himself becoming an ambassador. People who never would have visited Licking County are now coming for the weekend, either to enjoy others’ art at Thirty One West or to produce their own at Earthwork. One particular project Atha is proud of is the Bud Light Platinum Series at Thirty One West. During each performance, house band The Reissues plays a platinum album front to back, from the Dixie Chicks’ Wide Open Spaces to Led Zeppelin’s Led Zeppelin IV. “Honestly, it’s just an amazing musical endeavor to dig that deep into someone’s catalog and gain an appreciation for. Why the heck was this so popular, and is still so popular?” he says. “I think it’s amazing. You can put 150 or 200 people in a room who deeply appreciate a

Got the bug for performance arts? You’re in luck in Licking County. Find the drama in these performing arts venues: Legend Valley Concert Venue Licking County Players Weathervane Playhouse Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra at The Midland Theatre


record, and I think that kind of musical appreciation has changed.” Though you’re welcome to sample a Bud Light Platinum at The Bootlegger at Thirty One West, getting a taste of the local libations is always a treat. Whether you’re hankering for a Passion the Sour Flower from DankHouse Brewing Co. or the Ulysses from Homestead Beer Co., all it takes is a little curiosity. Atha has taken an active role in fostering musical appreciation in students, too. As a visiting instructor in studio recording at Denison, Atha

hosted students at Earthwork for six years. However, now that the Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts is open, he and his students will stay on campus. He also helped create the Newark Organization for the Creative Arts, a new non-profit that aims to educate others and support their creative endeavors. Atha may not have imagined himself in the leadership positions he’s in today when he was renovating the Earthwork space in 2005, but he’s become a valuable stitch in Licking County’s arts fabric. Still,

he doesn’t take credit for the movement he’s been an integral part of. “There was a time when people wanted to be entertained. They wanted to be together, and the conveniences of life have changed the way we all act,” Atha says. “So, when I see people get together and enjoy the architecture and entertainment and each other in a common space like Thirty One West, then I know we did the right thing. And I can’t take any credit for it, because it was an idea that happened in 1902.”

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ust a few short decades ago, Buckeye Lake was a major destination for Midwesterners of all backgrounds. Suit up to hit the beachy shore of the lake, grab a drink and relax under the hot summer sun. Familiar faces are everywhere you look. Smiles surround you as people talk about nothing in particular; they’re simply enjoying the moment, fleeting as it may be. Eventually, you might take shelter from the sun or refresh your drink in Club 51, the site of modernday Papa Boo’s. As you enter, the chatter gets quieter, but the music gets louder, stirring you and making your heart beat faster. At the helm is a 22-year-old Gayla Smith. Smith played that gig for two years, her crooning, mesmerizing voice as quintessential Buckeye Lake as the lake itself. She started playing the piano as soon as she could reach the keys, and

soon learned the bass, ukulele and guitar. Eventually, she even learned the accordion. Smith is a natural performer, and doesn’t let anyone off the hook; if you’re not dancing, singing along or reacting to the music at one of Smith’s gigs, she’ll throw everything she’s got at you until you begin to move. And she’s a stubborn one. “Picking a cover that’s going to provoke reactions – that’s the one you want to do, because that’s what makes them happy,” Smith says. “You want to look up and see everybody singing, and when they don’t, I’ll try to musically beat them into submission.” Being a musician was a key part of her identity. Until one day when she woke up, walked past her guitar and instead picked up a pencil and paper. She was 40. “I loved round suitcases. I had a thing for round suitcases, so I

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Garden. Looking back, she calls it the “happiest day.” “I think when you’re going in the direction you’re supposed to go in, things come to you that you can’t picture,” Smith says. “I couldn’t have pictured this. I couldn’t have pictured what happened at the governor’s mansion; I could’ve never pictured that. Things just started happening for me that you couldn’t make up.” That’s not to say hard work wasn’t involved – Smith is a powerhouse. Her home on Buckeye Lake, where she’s lived since 1978, is filled with odds, ends and inspiration. Her own work lines its walls, classic rock fills the air and mere feet away from her kitchen table lies Buckeye Lake itself. She wants her house to give guests the same thing her art classes give her students: healing. “The world is in dire need of good experiences. … People want experiences. They want good ones. They need them. They need them for

started by drawing those,” she says. “Then I started drawing millions of cats and fish. I had a thing. An obsession.” Smith continued to perform, but she became more and more focused on her visual art, which moved from graphite to paint. Clearly influenced by Buckeye Lake, her home since she was 10, her paintings are colorful, whimsical and cheerful, featuring sea creatures like mermaids, fish and turtles. And in the

last couple decades, Smith’s visual art has taken her far. She brought her performing chops to Ohio Tourism Day 2019 for a live painting. The result was The Statehouse, which highlights cornerstones of the Buckeye State, from the cardinal and the state flag to, of course, the Ohio Statehouse. Then, in July, she presented the work to Governor Mike DeWine at the Ohio Governor’s Residence and Heritage

Gayla presents The Statehouse to Governor Mike DeWine

Grab a brew Buckeye Lake Brewery is always a great choice to grab a cold one, but it isn’t alone with these inspired breweries throughout Licking County: 1487 Brewery Buck’s Brewing Co. DankHouse Brewing Company Earthworks Brewing Granville Brewing Company Homestead Beer Co. Three Tigers Brewing Company The Ohio Statehouse

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their life,” she says. “If, when those people come to you and you can conduct a class and experience, they walk out feeling somewhat healed that day, that’s no crap. That’s an accomplishment. I don’t want them to just stand up there and swing a brush.”

after being thrown into the dark waters below. She may not have been around for many of those stories, but she feels they’re a part of her. These stories – these pieces of history – are all ingrained in everyone who visits, lives and works in Licking County.

Smith’s home reflects her life; it wasn’t always the bastion of peace and serenity that it is now. She moved to Buckeye Lake with her family before there were any full-time residents, and she remembers cutting overgrowth and clearing the lot where her childhood home would be built. She can still feel the water as she swam at the Crystal Swimming Pool. She can still see the piano and the chandelier in the Crystal Ballroom, and remembers how it looked as it slowly deteriorated. She loves retelling stories about Buckeye Lake that had been told to her, stories kept alive by the Buckeye Lake Historical Society, like when the Black Diamond wrecked. She gets chills talking about when, in 1924, the dance hall floor fell in, and seven people died

“Over the years, I guess, my love for it – you know, I can’t describe it. I should learn to describe it,” she says. “It’s just a thing that gets in your veins.” Her stories are plentiful, but the most tumultuous years she’s spent in Licking County are more recent. One night, she came home to a chain link fence backed against her home. Heavy machinery lurked in her back yard, looming high over her house – evidence of a four-mile-long dam remediation going on at the time. The construction took on a life of its own. She says the equipment looked like dinosaurs. The land she’d spent nearly her whole life on began to change in a way she didn’t recognize or understand.

“I couldn’t go to the lake for four years,” Smith says. “At that time, it was four feet away. I still couldn’t go.” However, the spirit of the lake wasn’t gone. And now, with the lake back to normal, she sees enthusiasm again, she sees parties on the lake, she sees places like the Chef Shack, North Shore Coffee Co. and The Boatyard at Buckeye Lake exemplifying the relaxed history of the area, and Buckeye Lake Brewery embodying the essence of the Buckeye Lake she knew as a 22-year-old, banging on the keys of Club 51’s piano. And her art – colorful, calming, delightful – is the perfect reflection of the new Buckeye Lake. It’s a place with so much history, so many ups and downs, and so much growth that it almost doesn’t feel real. And yet, every morning and evening, the sun rises and sets, the light dancing off the lake, bringing with it new joys and new challenges. “I like escape. That’s the biggest word: escape,” Smith says. “The reason why I paint is because I don’t want to stay real. I have enough reality in my life.”

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irst, raw materials including sand are heated up to 2,100 degrees Fahrenheit to create glass. The molten glass is gathered onto a blowpipe and reheated in the glory hole, which sits at around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit. In the glory hole and on a metal bench, the glass is meticulously molded using various other tools including the punty, tweezers and shears. Soon, the artist has a fully formed vase, goblet, sculpture or whatever else they have imagined. Glassblowing is hard, tedious work inside a very hot room. To the untrained eye, glassblowing isn’t quite that scientific. Actually, to the untrained eye, glassblowing looks like magic. “It’s fire. The sound of breaking glass. I loved it,” says Larry Tuber, glass studio director at The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology. “Making art out of goo is something. It’s cool.”

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Tuber was a photography major at Kent State University. He created a business photographing glassblowers’ work for their portfolios, and soon found himself gripped by the art form. He began trading his photography expertise for glassblowing lessons. To have more time in the studio, he took glassblowing classes every semester, and got good at it. When he graduated, he was almost more interested in glassblowing than photography, and took a job with a paperweight company in Columbus. He both blew glass and photographed the products, and soon became a master craftsman. But he didn’t want to spend the rest of his life just making small pieces like paperweights. So, in 1989, Tuber left to found his own company and stationed it in what’s now Columbus’ Arena District. Back then, it was an area rife


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auctioning works he’s created right off the blowpipe as attendees enjoy drinks and food, and become dazzled by the glassblowing process. While most of his creating is through The Works nowadays, he still finds plenty of time for his own artistry, too. You can find his art all over Licking County, including at Denison University. He created a piece for one of the university’s dining halls, constructed of 24 red glass disks and a large glass sphere, illuminated from the inside. He also helped curate a glass show at The Works in 2017, which includes both his art and work from artists around the world.

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

with artists, studios and radical selfexpression. However, the good times couldn’t last forever, and rising rent prices and change in Columbus pushed out the resident artists. So, he closed the business in 2004, and dabbled in various ventures for a few years, but always stayed with glassblowing, creating art from glass in colleagues’ studios.

a fixture of The Works as its science labs. The job made financial sense; Tuber didn’t have to buy the equipment or pay the astronomical costs required to run a furnace and other heavy duty glassblowing equipment, he was earning a salary, and his studio doors are always open to visitors of The Works – something he enjoys immensely.

Then, in 2010, he got a new job. One not too far away. One in Newark. One at The Works. Tuber took complete control of the studio, and soon became as much

“It’s been terrific,” Tuber says. “(Residents) know me as the glass guy – the glass guy at The Works. I could be at a restaurant and some kid will go, ‘That’s the glass guy!’”

Thanks to Tuber’s tutelage, The Works’ glass studio has begun to generate a profit for the first time ever, and the studio, despite being blazing hot even in winter, is so packed with spectators that it’s often standing room only. Licking Countians, Tuber says, aren’t immune to glassblowing’s charm. It’s hard not to love; Tuber himself still finds thrill in creating glass both for utility and for pure art. “You know, I’ve always been a vessel maker. And functional glass, I love making functional glass. I love making drinking glasses,” Tuber says. “I make 100 for our Cocktails by the Fire. … Me and my friends drink out of nothing but my glasses.”

Tuber works well under pressure and he’s quite animated. Tell Tuber you have an hour to talk about glass and he’ll talk with you for three. He loves sharing his art with others, discussing the incredibly long and fascinating history of glassblowing, and teaching others the practice. Glassblowing is a trial by fire, and Tuber rarely gets burned. “I’m showy, and I’m one of those people who do better under pressure,” Tuber says. “So, I do my best work when I’m under a lot of pressure with people watching.” Tuber is an old-school glassblower, and typically works alone. However, at least once each year, The Works brings in a few more glassblowers and hosts Cocktails by the Fire. Tuber shows off his chops to an audience, 26

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Catch Larry for lunch! Licking County’s most visible glassblower’s favorite lunch spots: Skorpios Gyros Elliot’s Wood Fired Kitchen & Tap Barrel & Boar River Road Coffeehouse


However, his position at The Works has enabled him to focus more closely on his artwork and teaching, too. Because he doesn’t have to worry about paying the high gas bill and the cost of equipment upkeep, he’s not forced to spend his time making pieces of art he’s less passionate about, but that he knows will sell. When he owned his own glass company, for instance, he had two full-time employees who did the same thing day in and day out to earn extra money for the shop: make holiday ornaments. “I don’t have to constantly think about paying the bills here. I teach glassblowing and I really feel like I’m an evangelist here. I’m spreading the word of glass,” Tuber says. “Many who come here have never seen glassblowing, so I spend a lot of my demonstrations talking about what glassblowing is.” Glassblowing doesn’t just require an artistic eye; it takes a massive amount of hand-eye coordination to roll the cooling glass evenly on the bench, to keep the blowpipe centered in the glory hole and to manipulate the glass in general. When glass comes out of the glory hole, it has the consistency of soft taffy, and can melt downward off the blowpipe if the artist isn’t careful. Tuber frequently teaches private lessons, either to couples who want to come create a paperweight or ornament or to families who want to try a new experience together. The lesson he’s learned is that, while everyone is creative, no one is born good at blowing glass. It takes practice and perseverance. “Nobody walks into a glass studio and is a natural. Some have better hand skills than other people,” Tuber says. “Everyone has a place in their lives where they’re creative; it’s learned stuff. I don’t draw well but I draw every day.” Tuber still lives in Columbus and has kids to go home to at the end of the day, so he doesn’t spend much free time in Licking County. Still, he’s watched the county change alongside his coworkers and The Works visitors over the last decade. That change and revitalization in the community at large has reflected a change in the local arts community, too. “The change I have seen is amazing. It’s been an amazing renaissance here,” he says. “I feel like we’re at the forefront of the arts community here at The Works and we bring people here. Just the change that’s happened culturally is amazing.” explorelc.org

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alking into a high-end restaurant for the first time is exciting. You’re overcome with delicious smells – fresh herbs, smoky meats and baked delights – as you drink in your surroundings. Whether you’re sitting down at your favorite local diner or sampling one of the best restaurants in the area, atmosphere is the first thing you notice. From the tablecloths and silverware to the seating and immersive decor, all good restaurateurs know how to make a spectacle. But no matter how hard they work or how meticulous they are from the decorations to the garnishes, there’s one kitchen that will always be No. 1: mom’s. Linda Parks, longtime Newark resident, loves to host. And when she does, she tries to nail that perfect middle ground between a

comfortable and familiar dining space, like mom’s, and a highend restaurant where you’re excited to dress up and tell your friends about. Parks decided the perfect journey for her would be something she does often; prepare for and host a dinner party for the people she loves. Her husband, Javon; daughters, Alexis and Jordan Hampton; granddaughter, Payton Cobb; mother, Marie Dacus; and friends, Amy Gatlin, Paula Hesselgessser, and Jim and Annette Kurzawa; joined her at various parts of the journey. So, they set out on a Monday. How better to spend a few days with the people you love – especially the important women in your life – than by starting out shopping? Parks and company started at Cedar & Thread, a clothing and home goods retailer in Granville.

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out the antique offerings at Matilda Charlotte Antiques Etc. There’s always something new to see, as the shelves rotate frequently, so Parks ensures she doesn’t miss a thing by going to Matilda’s often. “I go at least once a month looking for neat items to adorn our home,” says Parks. “They have an array of antiques, they have clothing, they have houseware, they have jewelry, they have a lot of nostalgic pieces there like paintings.” Parks nearly bought two glass trays, but a friend talked her out of it. Parks has similar trays in her basement storage. Still, you can never have enough home decor. “I may just go back and get them,” Parks says.

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They searched for inspiration for dinner decoration the next day, and found the perfect centerpieces: glass candelabras. “They have things you would like to wear in Ohio in the fall time; cute little earrings and bracelets and necklaces,” Parks says. “It’s really nice and brings us right into the fall, giving us ideas what to do and how to decorate our home.”

and fit in biscotti, cannoli and fudge cake afterward. Plus, you’ll certainly want to pick up a bottle of the Rosa di Sera; Palumbo’s is the only place in the country where you can find it. Of course, loving the food is made that much easier when you know the owner, as Parks does. When asked what she ate that day, Parks answers quickly and decisively.

Next stop was the delectable Palumbo’s Italian Market, close by in Granville. With authentic Italian grocery items and freshly prepared meals, Palumbo’s is a resident favorite. If you’re planning a trip to Palumbo’s, you’d better come hungry. Very hungry. After all, you want to be able to enjoy your gourmet meal

Not to be kept from shopping too long, the group headed to Newark to check

“What I order every time,” she says, laughing. “The eggplant parmesan with extra sauce and bowtie pasta. I love it there. … It’s amazing; it’s homemade, it’s not something that’s been reproduced.”

After that, it was time to flex her artistic muscles. Parks bid farewell to her friends for now, and set off alone for The Ohio State University at Newark campus. When she’s creating a new table setting or a new design for her dining room, she typically doesn’t need to draw it out; it’s all in her mind, she says. Still, she was ready to try something new and put it down on paper. There was a perfect spot to get inspired to put pen to paper and think about her designs, so she might as well put it to use. Parks’ passion for creating one-of-akind table settings didn’t just crop up out of nowhere; Parks’ mom worked dinner parties and often took Parks along for the ride. She quickly fell in love with watching others marvel at her hard work, dazzled by the intricate decorations and perfectly planned details. “I love seeing people enjoy the food, I love seeing people look at a table setting. I love to do it,” Parks says. “I watch people as they enter a room and see how their eyes light up when they see a beautiful table setting.” The next morning, Parks and her family stopped by the Nutcracker Family Restaurant in Pataskala. Parks, a New York native, spent plenty of time in diners. However, she says, it’s tougher to find good diners in Ohio. The Nutcracker is one of them, especially when you consider its award-winning dish, the double decker banana cream cake. The name alone is mouthwatering.

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“Very beautiful place. Beautiful place. You know, diners have homemade food,


so that was a great choice to go to the Nutcracker,” Parks says. “They have such a hometown feel and that was one of the things I noticed about them. … How they presented the meal to us, it was just awesome and it wasn’t a show. This is what they do.” Their journey took place at the start of fall, so it’s just natural to kick off the season with a visit to Lynd Fruit Farm. But it wasn’t just to sightsee or enjoy the simple art of togetherness; Parks made good use of her findings from the open air market.

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“I ended up utilizing the Jonathan apples from Lynd Fruit Farm and making a pie filling out of it,” Parks says. “I did it with brown sugar, granulated sugar and cinnamon and vanilla. … Everyone loved it.” With breakfast covered and the pie filling purchased, it was time to go home and get to cooking. Parks is no stranger to serving others, and dinner was an event. She asked her guests to dress nice; no need for floor length gowns and suits and ties, but Parks

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and her friends take any opportunity to simply celebrate, relax and enjoy the moment. Parks, a breast cancer survivor, knows better than most how important it is to celebrate for the sake of celebration. Wasting a single moment is unacceptable.

That’s precisely why Parks chose the group that she did to accompany her on this journey. Because of her survivorship, Parks’ passion for life, love of celebration and value for friendships are well fortified. In fact, her outspokenness for health advocacy

awarded her the OhioMBE Publisher’s Award in 2019. Some may find loneliness in their darker moments, but after Parks’ diagnosis, her friends rallied around her, reflecting her own strength. Now, when it comes time to celebrate or mourn, laugh or cry, Parks calls upon this group of ladies and vice versa. Their bond was forged in fire, and that makes it stronger than anything. So, Parks served only the best. First came apps in the form of delicious deep fried tortilla shells with pico de gallo before the main course, baked salmon and chicken breast. Her secret is to marinate the chicken breast in her usual spices, then add Hellman’s mayonnaise. Sure, it may sound strange, but Parks promises it’s the best way to keep a baked chicken moist. As a side came her favorite dish of all: macaroni and cheese. It seems simple at first, but anyone who knows Parks should also know that nothing she does is simple, especially when it comes to flavor. Finally, no good dinner party is complete without a dessert, and Parks opted for two: the pie she made with Lynd Fruit Farm apples and pound cake, from an old family recipe. And, of course, the thought that went into dressing the table was just as important as the thought that went into the food. Parks chose a color scheme of tan, brown, seafoam green and gold. White china plates with gold trim sat atop gold chargers, flanked by silver flatware and brown linen napkins. Guests drank from water goblets. In the center of Parks’ two tables sat the candelabras purchased from Cedar & Thread, and inside the candelabras Parks placed eucalyptus from Village Flower Basket in Granville. Celebrating with her friends and family couldn’t have been better, Parks says. And with the vast amount of growth, excitement and newness throughout Licking County, the dinner party perfectly reflected the desire to simply enjoy what’s happening right now. “I’m so proud of Newark and the Licking County area, where people are taking pride in where they live,” Parks says. “I heard a former leader say that, ‘I cannot make the change; the change cannot come from the top always. It has to be a grassroots effort.’ And this is what’s taking effect: grassroots and leadership are coming to meet together.”

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bout eight years ago, Megan Evans returned to her hometown of Newark from Miami, Florida. She was a little apprehensive; excited to be close to family again, of course, but she loved the city, and had been thriving there for two years. As soon as she returned, though, Licking County’s charm pulled her back in. You might have lived here your whole life or you might be visiting just for the weekend, but you’ll never meet a stranger in the county. In summer, you’re always craving an ice cream cone from Velvet Ice Cream, dying to stop and enjoy an unforgettable new flavor. You drive past children playing in their back yard; you can hear their shrieks of excitement through your open window as you fly past them. In winter, you might find yourself strolling through Granville, the brisk air stinging

your cheeks and lifting your spirits. Everything around you is so quiet you can almost hear the snowflakes falling onto the roofs above. You feel like you’ve walked into a postcard, and just for a few days until the snow melts, you feel like you’re in a world entirely your own. Maybe moving back isn’t so bad after all. “I got a job that I love,” Evans says. “I bought a house and I found a great group of friends that I love spending time with.” Evans decided that her journey would consist of just that: spending a weekend with her closest friends. Couples, Chase and Cory, and Bethany and Tyler; and friend, Taylor; all live close by in Newark, and all except Tyler work in Newark, too. So, they began their journey close to home at the Draft

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“Downtown Newark is great to go out to now. You can easily make a Saturday on a nice day of going out, hitting a few spots on the Beer Trail. There’s a great vegan taco place in Alexandria, Village Taco,” she says. “It’s a beautiful place and it’s nice to have such a warm, inviting outdoor space for people to gather in and enjoy being outside. … It’s a small town or a small city, but it’s just like the community that everyone’s looking for.” Soon, it was time to turn in. So, the group eventually emerged from Draft House into the streets of downtown Newark to head home and rest up before the days to come. The next morning, Tyler and Evans met up at Everest Gear in Granville to get some last-minute camping supplies. Their plan was to camp out at the Ohiolina Music Festival. They were excited, especially considering this was the first year that the festival was stationed in Licking County. Evans is an avid outdoorswoman, so finding the time to get to a brick and mortar store for backpacking gear is always a treat.

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House, the perfect place to converge for drinks and dinner, and talk about the weekend to come. “That’s our favorite downtown spot,” Evans says. “The ladies who own it, they’re characters. Great food, cheap beer. I think you can get a draft there for $2 and you get it in a mug from the freezer.”

Draft House is the ideal location to get a taste of Licking County. It’s a no-frills spot for the unofficial Newark burgers: the Benji Boy and Benji Girl. In fact, since Evans has moved back, she’s seen a new side of Newark that didn’t quite exist when she left for Miami after college. It’s a Newark she feels comfortable in as a young adult, and a Newark with a downtown that feels alive, electric and exciting.

Next, they met up with Chase, Cory and Bethany at Aladdin Restaurant for some classic hometown diner food. “It’s so picturesque and it has a classic diner feel,” Evans says. “I’ve been there a few times, but it’s a great spot if you’re in for breakfast. There are a couple good breakfast spots in Granville, but Aladdin’s is downtown.” Evans chose the breakfast special with dry sourdough toast, bacon, hash browns, cheese and onion. She didn’t order the sausage gravy, which she immediately regretted when her friends’ orders came to the table. There’s always next time. Finally, the group headed over to their camping spot at Infirmary Mound Park. While Evans had been to the park plenty of times to visit the dog park or sightsee, the group chose a spot she’d never visited to station the tent. “It was this beautiful space I didn’t even know existed,” Evans says. “We all had tents and a little picnic table and you could either listen to the music or hike down the hill a little bit to be where the music and dancing was. There was stuff all day.” Ohiolina isn’t your average music festival. Though it’s new to Licking County, its atmosphere fits the region perfectly, and offers plenty of ways

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for attendees to get involved, whether you prefer to just dance and enjoy the September air, kayak, or get your om on during morning yoga. Of course, the food is often as important as the music, and Ohiolina didn’t disappoint. Attendees stopped by local food trucks like Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Weathervane Kettle Corn. Without the backdrop of Licking County, the festival wouldn’t be quite the same. Living in Newark, Evans and her friends get a different daily experience in Licking County. But wherever you are in the county, you can always feel that subtle tug at your heart. Natural beauty is close, and it’s begging you to run to it. Stop by Lobdell Reserve to get away and blow off some steam at the disc golf course. Breathe deeply and take the tension out of your shoulders at Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve, where you can experience both natural and human history of the gorgeous county. You just might run into Evans while you’re there.

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The county has grown, changed and evolved over the last few years. But sometimes it’s not the homemade food, laughter with friends or exciting attractions you need, all of which you can find in the county. Sometimes it’s simply the quiet. “We camped out of the city a little bit and it was a perfect spot to camp,” Evans says. “Waking up in the middle of the night, the stars were out and you could see them all. … It was beautiful.”

But soon, the sun would rise and the chirping crickets and buzzing cicadas would be drowned out by Ohiolina’s Southern inspired line-up. Cedric Burnside, Woody Pines and the Whiskey Bent Valley Boys, among others, started off the weekend with some soul. On Saturday, The Dip ended the night after a day of bluegrass inspiration by Todd Albright, Erica Blinn and more. On Sunday, Men of God’s Heart brought it home with gospel, taking Licking Countians to

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church before they headed home in higher spirits than they’d arrived. But the music didn’t end with Ohiolina. Everywhere in Licking County, you can find the bass pumping and the soul radiating through the region. Oftentimes, Evans and her friends walk into a bar on a Friday or Saturday night only to be unexpectedly greeted

by local musicians and a room full of residents, drinks in hand, tapping their feet along to the music. Or, head to Legend Valley Concert Venue, where you can get a taste of a major outdoor music venue, where the thumping beat will draw curious visitors from miles away. Take a deep breath; you can feel the passion emanating from every Licking County resident.

“Any time you go out, if you go to a restaurant or local bar, you can always find local music somewhere. It’s great,” Evans says. “When Barefoot McCoy is going to be playing at Three Tigers Brewing Company, or when other local musicians play at Barrel & Boar; any of these restaurants downtown have live music.” With small bar venues mixed in with larger venues like The Midland Theatre and Thirty One West, the music never stops in Licking County. And if residents or visitors feel they have to leave the county to find the music that gets them moving, they’re simply not looking. Walk into the many bars throughout the region. Stroll through downtown Newark. Open the door. Whatever it is you’re looking for, it’s here. “It’s constantly exciting. Things feel fresh. It’s fun to experience them. ... It’s neat to have those opportunities close to home,” Evans says. “For my normal day to day, it’s a fantastic community to live in. … I’m so happy here.”

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ook up.

While the meticulously placed bricks in downtown Newark’s sidewalks and the treelined paths throughout Granville are beautiful, look up. The worry of the day might be heavy on your mind, and your thoughts might be a million miles away from where you stand; maybe in a different city, maybe in a different decade. But in the moment, you’re here. You’re in Licking County, passing warm, welcoming residents and adventurous, daring visitors. You’re passing stunning and thoughtprovoking art, crafted right here by artists who were influenced by the beauty that exists around you, waiting to be noticed. But when we talk about the arts in the county, we don’t just mean recent art, like the provocative billboard installations seen in 2017

from Denison University, the Licking County Foundation and the Ohio Arts Council. We don’t just mean the historic and incredible Louis Sullivan Bank Building, which stands tall and proud, even as it undergoes vital renovations. We mean all of it; the passionate performances that grace Pataskala’s Sterling Theater stage, the works that adorn the Bryn Du Art Center walls. Even the Newark Earthworks, created by indigenous peoples more than a thousand years ago, which command awe, introspection and respect. Licking County native Jake McCoy decided to pull inspiration from the journeys of those indigenous peoples for his own journey. But to start things off, who could turn down some energy to begin the day? So, McCoy started at the Coffee Shack Coffee Roasters & Cafe LLC, the delightfully cozy coffee shop where you feel more

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and chips and some of their tea. It’s a great addition to downtown Newark … because it has its own niche, for sure.” With lunch taken care of, it’s time to head to a place that’s been frequented by Licking County visitors and residents since long before the region was ever called Licking County. The unique opportunities to get away without leaving the county aren’t lost on McCoy, who enjoys kayaking whenever he finds the time. With the dazzling Licking River just a short drive away from most Licking County residents’ homes, kayaking is the perfect way to practice the art of looking up. “We are blessed to have some scenic creeks and rivers here in Licking County. You can certainly attain the peaceful tranquility that nature provides without being hours away from home,” McCoy says. “Quite often, we take for granted those things that are so close to us.”

like you’re walking into mom’s kitchen than a local coffee joint. But coffee doesn’t sit well on an empty stomach, so next McCoy and friend Haylee Ayers set out for McKenna’s Market in Newark. No matter the excuse, there’s always time for a good deli sandwich and locally made treats. “They have a perfect selection for lunch goers. I was especially impressed with their deli meats and cheeses,” McCoy says. “We got a couple subs

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The couple set off on a portion of the south fork of the Licking River, dropping their kayak at River View Park. The river, which stretches through the entire county, is serene as you float under train trestles, fallen trees and high cliffs. The sun shines through the leaves above you, creating mesmerizing shadows on the water and your skin. The soothing sounds of rustling trees and rushing water blanket you, and your trance is only broken by the occasional bird taking flight. For just a moment, you feel you’re the only person on earth. For


just a moment, you feel like you’ve discovered some unknown world. For a moment, those indigenous peoples of the Hopewell culture don’t seem so foreign after all. Though the people of the Hopewell culture have been gone for quite some time, there are residents today who still pay homage to their scientific and artistic ingenuity, as some of the earliest devotees of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics. Just stop by one of the Flint Ridge Knap-Ins and see for yourself. You might bump into McCoy himself as you watch expert knappers create arrowheads just as indigenous peoples once did more than 2,000 years ago. So, after pulling their kayak from the river and reacclimating to solid ground, McCoy and Ayers headed to the knap-in to create and learn. “It’s a special group of people. There is a wealth of knowledge that is held by the folks at the knap-in,” McCoy says. “They’re so willing and interested to share their skills by teaching folks to knap, and by passing on the history and the heritage of that world.” McCoy is not new to the knap-in, so taking a look back into Licking County’s history before moving forward was the perfect way to begin winding down his journey. Though McCoy was born and raised in Licking County and now lives in the heart of Newark, he briefly lived in Kentucky then California. After about five years away from the county, he decided it was time to come home. He’s since been back for about three years, and has been excited to watch the evolution happening around him. “There are lots of things happening. I have seen several businesses expand and flourish,” McCoy says. “It’s been interesting to see the transformation. … Certainly a lot of money has been invested in Newark, and it shows in the best of ways.” McCoy and Ayers next headed off to do a different form of creating. Ayers, a professional photographer; and McCoy, a professional musician; are no strangers to forging art, but this time they used not a camera nor a guitar, but plants and soil. Off to Wilson’s Garden Center they went to design succulent arrangements. Testing out a new art at Wilson’s is comfortable, Flint Ridge Knap-In explorelc.org

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especially for McCoy, who has known the owners for a long while. “So much of it has to do with relationships. The relationships you build with people are extremely important in regards to where you do your shopping in Licking County,” he says. “They just treat you like family at Wilson’s.” McCoy and Ayers chose their color schemes, plants, soil and planters to curate a piece of living art. And though the two are both artistically motivated, creating doesn’t require some innate talent or natural gift. It just takes the simple act of caring and looking for help. And in Licking County, everyone is willing to help. You’ve just got to – you guessed it – look up. “These fields where people could spend their whole lives attaining knowledge and insight to what works well and, again, they were just very generous and willing to share their knowledge,” McCoy says. “It’s just great whenever you’re dealing with some kind of specialty class like this – plants or flint knapping – I think that the folks who pulled that knowledge get really excited when they have folks that are interested in learning.” McCoy says he doesn’t just see this willingness to share knowledge in the arts community. He sees it in seasoned professionals in every community throughout the county, and that’s certainly something special. “We have people who are probably in their last years of working, so they’re ready and willing to pass the torch along to the next folks in line, and that’s great,” he says. “I think, in general, that people here are very down to earth and they care deeply about their fellow man. … It’s not a place where you would be afraid to break down in your vehicle. It’s a very loving and caring community.” That culture extends from the longestablished community members down to the faces you see daily; the people that serve your coffee and deliver your mail. McCoy specifically calls out the legacies of philanthropists and local foundations. “These people are so humble. … My goodness! Millions of dollars have been poured into Licking County by folks who could have chosen to live anywhere,” McCoy says. “Instead, they’re choosing to invest in a community. It’s special, for sure, that we have people who are highly interested in providing a brighter future for us all.”

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Red Roof Inn

The Loft

Regal Inn

Newkirk Guest House

Starlite Motel

Orchard House Bed and Breakfast

Super 8 Motel

The Porch House

773 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-0770 ChoiceHotels.com

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TC Villas at The Trout Club

10668 Lancaster Road SW Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 467-7663 RedRoof-Columbus-Hebron.com

Hotels America’s Best Value Inn 1266 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-6112

4756 Keller Road Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 927-8011 RegalInnHebron.com

Best Western Lakewood Inn 122 Arrowhead Boulevard Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-1800 BWLakewoodHebron.com

1342 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3207 StarliteHeath.com

Cherry Valley Hotel and Event Center 2299 Cherry Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-1200 (800) 788-8008 CherryValleyHotel.com

1177 South Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 281-1175 Super8.com

Comfort Inn and Suites

1219 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-2136

500 Highland Boulevard Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-1800 CourtyardNewarkOhio.com

The Broadway Guest House

Courtyard is the perfect choice! Relax and experience great amenities, an excellent location and a staff that focuses on guest satisfaction.

Deluxe Inn

664 West Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0321 TheBroadwayGuestHouse.com

The Buxton Inn

10772 Lancaster Road Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 467-2311

313 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0001 BuxtonInn.com

DoubleTree by Hilton Newark

Cottage in the Woods at WillowBrooke

50 North Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 322-6455 NewarkOhio.DoubleTree.com

4459 Morse Road Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-6161 (800) 772-6372 WillowBrooke.com

Hampton Inn

1008 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-8991 HeathNewark.HamptonInn.com

Granville Inn

Newly renovated with 76 rooms. Extended hot complimentary breakfast, indoor pool/whirlpool, on and off site fitness facility. Located near shopping, dining and local attractions.

Lake Inn

10800 Hebron Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 242-0000 ChoiceHotels.com/econo-lodge

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314 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3333 (888) 472-6855 GranvilleInn.com

La Luna

134 ½ East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0050 LaLunaGranville.com

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107 North Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0321 TheBroadwayGuesthouse.com 63 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (614) 581-2350 NewkirkGuestHouseQuiltRetreat.com 4058 Columbus Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 651-1850 OrchardHouseGranville.com 241 East Maple Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1995 PorchHouse.com 555 West Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0321 TheBroadwayGuesthouse.com 2250 Horns Hill Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-2770 TheTroutClub.com

The Welsh Hills Inn

2133 Cambria Mill Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1493 WelshHillsInn.com

WillowBrooke Bed & Breakfast 4459 Morse Road Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-6161 (800) 772-6372 WillowBrooke.com

Camping and Cabins Buckeye Lake KOA

4460 Walnut Road SE Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-0706 (800) 562-0792 BuckeyeLakeKOA.com

Camping Spot

2340 National Road SE Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-0335


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Hidden Hill Campground

3246 Loper Road NE Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 763-2750 HiddenHillsCampground.com

Lazy River at Granville

2340 Dry Creek Road NE Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 366-4385 LazyRiverAtGranville.com

Shelter Valley Country Log Cabins 16232 Brushy Fork Road Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 763-2195 ShelterValleyCabins.com

The Dawes Arboretum one of your travel destinations!

Spend the day at The Dawes Arboretum, enjoying our extraordinary collection of trees, beautiful gardens and distinctive natural areas. Visit dawesarb.org for information, directions and our event calendar.

Arts and Theater AMC Indian Mound 9 771 South 30th Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (844) 462-7342

ART @ 43023

123 West Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (614) 906-6664

Art Barn

3564 Lancaster Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 965-4960 ArtBarnGranville.com

Bryn Du Art Center

537 Jones Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7053 BrynDu.com/Art

Central Ohio Youth Ballet 64 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-0003 COYB.org

CityScene Media Group

1335 Dublin Road, Suite 101C Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 572-1240 CitySceneColumbus.com

CityScene Media Group produces award-winning publications, event guides and directories across Ohio. Known for compelling editorial, powerful design and engaging digital.

The Denison Museum Exhibits 240 West Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-6255 Denison.edu/Campus/Museum

Denison Art Space

23 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 587-6325 Denison.edu/Series/Newark-Art-Space

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James Young Fine Art 140 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1400 JamesYoungArtist.com

Johnstown Town Hall and Opera House

Golf

Legend Valley Concert Venue

971 Mount Vernon Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-4487 BigLeagueAthletics.com

Licking County Arts Gallery 50 South Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-8031 LickingCountyArts.org

The Licking County Players 131 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-2287 LickingCountyPlayers.org

The Midland Theatre 36 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-5483 MidlandTheatre.org

The Midland Theatre is a beautifully restored performance venue in the heart of Newark and serves as a hub for arts, culture and entertainment.

Newark Cultural Arts Center 17 ½ South Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (614) 216-1607 NewarkCAC.org

Newark-Granville Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 566 Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 501-0461 NGSymphony.org

Roost on the River Music Centre 14 Vogel Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 258-2044 RotRMusic.com

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55 South First Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9277 AtTheWorks.org

1 South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-3177 DowntownJohnstown.org

10466 Jacksontown Road Thornville, Ohio 43076 (740) 323-1485 LegendValley.net

A New Day at the Lake

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology

Big League Baseball and Putterz

Broadview Golf Course

5694 Headleys Mill Road SW Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-8900 BroadviewGolf.com

Burning Tree Golf Course 4600 Ridgely Tract Road Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3464 BurningTreeGC.com

Clover Valley Golf Club

8644 Johnstown-Alexandria Road Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 966-5533 CloverValleyGolfClub.com

Cumberland Trail Golf Course 8244 Columbia Road SW Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 964-9336 CumberlandTrailGC.com

Denison Golf Club

555 Newark Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4653 DenisonGolfClub.com

Forest Hills Grill + Golf 811 Forest Hills Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 323-4653 ForestHillsgg.com

Granville Golfland

1221 River Road SE Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4147 GranvilleGolfland.com

Harbor Hills Country Club

55 South First Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9277 AtTheWorks.org

225 Freeman Memorial Drive Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-3596 HarborHillsCountryClub.com

Sterling Theater

Hillcrest Golf Course

430 South Main Street, Second Floor Pataskala, Ohio 43062 SterlingTheater.com

Thirty One West

8866 Sportsman Club Road Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-7921 HillcrestGolfOhio.com

31 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 258-6002 ThirtyOne-West.com

Indian Hills Golf Course

Weathervane Playhouse

Kyber Run Golf Course

100 Price Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-4616 WeathervanePlayhouse.org explorelc.org

4663 Columbus Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0706

5261 Mink Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-1404 KyberRunGolf.com


The Links at Echo Springs 5940 Loudon Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 587-1890 LinksAtEchoSprings.com

Raccoon International

3275 General Griffin Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0921 RaccoonInternational.com

Your 1,600 Acre Backyard! • Enjoy Hiking Trails, • Over 40 miles of paved Equestrian Trails, bike paths throughout Dog Park, Disc Golf, Licking County Festivals and more • Shelter Rentals Available

St. Albans Golf Course 3833 Northridge Road Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-8885 StAlbansGolfClub.com

The Trout Club Public Resort 2250 Horns Hill Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-2770 TheTroutClub.com

Village View Golf Course 210 South Main Street Croton, Ohio 43013 (740) 893-4653

The Virtues Golf Club 1 Long Drive Nashport, Ohio 43830 (740) 763-1100 TheVirtues.com

Licking Park District LickingParkDistrict.com

Willow Run Golf Course State Route 310 & 161 Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-1932 GolfWillowRun.com

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History The Alexandria Museum 23 West Main Street Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-2453

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve 2200 Gratiot Road SE Newark, Ohio 43055 NaturePreserves.OhioDNR.gov/ BlackhandGorge

Buckingham House 5 North Sixth Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-6934 LCHSOhio.org

Davis-Shai House

301 Central Parkway Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-8942 DavisShaiHouse.com

The Dawes Arboretum 7770 Jacksontown Road Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 323-2355 (800) 443-2937 DawesArb.org

Founded in 1929, The Dawes Arboretum features a unique collection of trees, distinctive natural areas and beautiful gardens along with a house museum and a history center.

Ohio’s oldest continuously operated inn invites you to come and experience 200 years of history. Unique spaces both big and small make any special occasion memorable. Beautiful guest rooms and dining spaces create the perfect experience. RESTAURANT AND TAVERN OPEN FOR LUNCH, BRUNCH, DINNER 313 E. Broadway, Granville, OH 43023 740.587.0001 buxtoninn.com explorelc.org

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Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries & Nature Preserve

Johnstown Town Hall and Opera House 1 South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-3177 DowntownJohnstown.org

15300 Flint Ridge Road Glenford, Ohio 43739 (740) 763-4127 FlintRidgeOhio.org

The Granville Historical Society Museum 115 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3951 GranvilleHistory.org

Jurassic Journey

4600 Ridgely Tract Road SE Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3464 JurassicJourneyExhibits.com

Licking County Genealogical Society 101 West Main Street, Second Floor Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-5510

Granville Library

217 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0196 GranvilleLibrary.org

Licking County Historical Society 6 North Sixth Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-4898 LCHSOhio.org

Greater Buckeye Lake Historical Society 4729 Walnut Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 929-1998 BuckeyeLakeHistory.org

Licking County Library 101 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-5500 LickingCountyLibrary.info

Hebron Historical Society 526 East Main Street Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 929-1545

Licking Valley Heritage Museum 71 Hilltop Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 763-4436 LVHeritage.org

Historic Licking County Jail 46 South Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-5245 LCJail.org

Louis Sullivan Bank Building

Johnstown American Legion Wall of Honor 180 North Maple Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 901-1245

1 North Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 TheLCFoundation.org

15300 Flint Ridge Rd., Glenford 43739

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Mead-Needham Museum 300 South Main Street Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-8199

National Heisey Glass Museum 169 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-2932 HeiseyMuseum.org

We invite you to come at your leisure to enjoy over 7,000 works of glassware art produced by A.H. Heisey of Newark, Ohio from 1896-1957.

Newark Earthworks

455 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 345-8224 NewarkEarthworks.com

Robbins Hunter Museum 221 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0430 RobbinsHunter.org

The Sherwood – Davidson House 5 North Sixth Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-4898 LCHSOhio.org

The Webb House Museum 303 Granville Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-8540 LCHSOhio.org


West Licking Historical Society P.O. Box 1025 Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-9212 WestLickingHistorical.com

The Works: Ohio Center for History, Art & Technology 55 South First Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-9277 AtTheWorks.org

Parks and Green Space Bird’s Haven Farms

5545 Lafayette Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1100 BirdsHavenFarms.com

Blackhand Gorge State Nature Preserve

2200 Gratiot Road SE Newark, Ohio 43055 NaturePreserves.OhioDNR.gov/BlackhandGorge

Branstool Orchard

5895 Johnstown-Utica Road NE Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-3989 BranstoolOrchards.com

Buckeye Lake Cranberry Bog 4729 Walnut Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 929-1998 BuckeyeLakeHistory.org

The Dawes Arboretum 7770 Jacksontown Road Newark, Ohio 43056 (740) 323-2355 (800) 443-2937 DawesArb.org

Hebron Parks

West Main Street Hebron, Ohio 43025 HebronVillage.com

Hendren Farm Market

Founded in 1929, The Dawes Arboretum features a unique collection of trees, distinctive natural areas and beautiful gardens along with a house museum and a history center.

14595 Johnstown-Utica Road Johnstown, Ohio (740) 325-7224

Diamond Hill Farm

42 Dorsey Mill Road E Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3361 HeathOhio.gov

10468 Martinsburg Road St. Louisville, Ohio (740) 404-9200 DiamondHillFarmLtd.com

Flint Ridge Ancient Quarries & Nature Preserve 15300 Flint Ridge Road Glenford, Ohio 43739 (740) 763-4127 FlintRidgeOhio.org

Hartford Fair

14028 Fairgrounds Road Hartford, Ohio 43013 (740) 893-4881 HartfordFair.com

Heath Parks and Recreation 1287 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-1420 HeathOhio.gov

Hoback Park

Hope Farm Granville

3738 Granview Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1387 HopeFarmGranville.com

Horns Hill Park

1250 Horns Hill Road NE Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 670-7788

Infirmary Mound Park 4351 Lancaster Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

Located on Route 37 just south of Granville, Infirmary Mound Park provides seven miles of multi-use trails, shelters and a dog park. Trails open to hiking, biking and horseback riding.

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John C. Geller Park 580 Cynthia Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-6691

Lake Hudson

Riverview Reserve

Legend Hills Orchard

120-acre reserve on the Licking River in south Newark. Explore the Licking River, enjoy fishing, or utilize the canoe and kayak launch.

Licking County Multi-Use Trails

“Preserving the past for our future”

(740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

Explore over 40 miles of trails through scenic valleys, quaint villages and towns across Licking County. These paved trails follow former and existing rail lines.

Licking Park District 4351 Lancaster Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

Lobdell Reserve

3100 Mounts Road Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

The Licking County Historical Society offers a wide variety of community activities and events including living history programs, cemetery walks, antique appraisals, musical concerts, educational speakers and lectures, as well as tours of our historic structures: the SherwoodDavidson House Museum, the Webb House Museum and the Alligator Mound. Visit the LCHS Library & Archive or visit our website for upcoming programs.

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210-acre reserve offering over eight miles of multi-use trails, open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. Tournament-level 18 hole disc golf course overlooking cliffs, Lobdell Creek, forests and meadows.

Louden Crest Farms

1618 Louden Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 404-8131 LoudenCrestFarms.com

Lynd Fruit Farm

9090 Morse Road Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-8559 LyndFruitFarm.com

Morris Woods State Nature Preserve 7495 Dutch Lane Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

107-acre preserve is primarily a mature beechmaple forest. A small lake and wetland attract a variety of birds and animals year-round.

Newark Earthworks

455 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 345-8224 NewarkEarthworks.com

P.O. Box 785 Newark, OH 43058

Ohio Canal Greenway

lchs@alink.com www.lchsohio.org

A 3.8-mile multi-use trail extending south from Hebron’s Canal Park to Route 79, along the old Penn Central Railroad. Hike or bike through rustic covered bridge near ODNR Fish Hatchery.

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4413 National Road SW Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-4925 PigeonRoostFarm.com

Old River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0907 LakeHudsonInc.com 11335 Reynolds Road Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-2498 LegendHillsOrchard.com

5 N. 6th Street Newark, OH 43055

Pigeon Roost Farm

101 Canal Road Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

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375 Ohio Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

Sunbeam Family Farm

3414 Northridge Road Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 507-5615 SunbeamFamilyFarm.com

Taft Reserve North

10250 Flint Ridge Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

Over nine miles of multi-use trails through deep forests and meadows, historic Indian mounds, open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. Connects to Taft Reserve South.

Taft Reserve South

10383 Fairview Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 587-2535 LickingParkDistrict.com

Over three miles of multi-use trails through rolling meadows, open to hiking, biking and horseback riding. Connects to Taft Reserve North.

Van Buren Acres

5066 Keller Road Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 927-1780 VanBurenAcres.com

Shop Albyn’s Landscape and Nursery Center 11512 Marne Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 763-3359 AlbynsLandscape.com

Amish Oak Furniture Co. 4877 York Road SW Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-4090 AmishOak.com

Antique’s on Main

20 South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (614) 530-4070

Apple Crate Antiques

19 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 334-1122 AppleCrateAntiques.com

Art @ 43023

125 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 348-6631


Book A Tour On The Queen Of The Lake III

Private, Public & Special Event Tours Available • May – October

The New Sternwheeler Book a tour on the Queen of the Lake III Private, public & special event tours May — October

The Museum The 1850 wreck of the Black Diamond Canal Boat

Buckeye Lake Museum

The Lake Enjoy Buckeye Lake, the way the locals do!

Open Tuesday — Sunday 1:00 – 4:00 740-929-1998 • 4729 Walnut Rd • Buckeye Lake Ohio 43008 www.buckeyelakehistory.org • Facebook Buckeye Lake Historical Society Complete history of Ohio Canal System, The Buckeye Lake Amusement Park

Welsh Hills Inn

Historic Granville’s exclusive, award-winning inn nestled on 15 wooded acres in the idyllic, beautiful, rolling Welsh Hills equestrian countryside. Complimentary gourmet breakfast. • Large, beautifully appointed rooms w/Private Baths • Original artwork and antiques abound throughout • Relax by the pool or spa, fish at our pond, rock on our expansive veranda, plan a lavish massage or personalized yoga, sip wine at the outdoor fireplace, or stroll our trails. As seen in Columbus Monthly, Midwest Living, Country Living, Capital Style, Columbus Business First, Cbus Chic, Cleveland Plain Dealer, (614) Magazine, Ohio Magazine and more! • #1 B&B/Inn in the U.S. and #4 in the World - TripAdvisor • Unique Lodging Organization Inn of the Year Award- 2013, 2015, and 2017 Ohio Hotel & Lodging Assn. • Lodging Partner of the Year - Explore Licking County • TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award: 2013–2020 • Member - Select Registry Inns of North America 2133 Cambria Mill Road, Granville, OH 43023

740.321.1493 Visit Us At: www.WelshHillsInn.com Book Your Reservation: www.BookTheInn.com

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Urgent Care available at three convenient locations in Licking County

Granville

Newark

Pataskala

14 Westgate Drive, off State Route 16

20 West Locust Street, off Fourth Street

One Healthy Place, off Broad Street

(220) 564-7500

(220) 564-7700

(740) 964-7600

Mon. – Fri.: 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Mon. – Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Mon. – Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sat. & Sun.: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sun.: 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Sun.: 12:00 Noon – 6:00 p.m.

Closed on Holidays

Closed on Holidays

Closed on Holidays

Licking Memorial Health Systems

www.LMHealth.org

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Bike Doctor

381 South 30th Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3444 BikeDoctorOhio.com

Brasseur’s Botanicals 608 Hudson Avenue Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-4372

Buckeye Winery

Granville Alpaca Station Boutique and Yarn Store 425 South Main Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (614) 562-0989

Granville Farmers Market

North Main Street at Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (614) 905-6196 GranvilleFarmersMarket.com

25 North Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 788-9463 BuckeyeWinery.com

Green Velvet

Buckeye Lake Place

Goumas Candyland

12041 Lancaster Street Millersport, Ohio 43046 (740) 624-3267 BuckeyeLakePlace.com

Canal Market District

25 East Canal Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 527-0420 CanalMarketDistrict.com

130 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0515 19 Claren Drive Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-6294

18 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-7440 113 North Prospect Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4726 GoumasCandyland.com

Goumas Confections

273 Deo Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 364-0365 226 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4905 GoumasConfections.com

Granville Milling Co. 400 South Main Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0221 GranvilleMilling.net

THE LICKING COUNTY FOUNDATION

Cedar & Thread

1919 Lancaster Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 522-0622 CedarAndThread.com

Cornell Clothing Company 24 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-8410

Damn Good Popcorn

39 South Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 644-8748 DamnGoodPopcorn.com

Downtown Cycles

7 North Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 281-0231

Everest Gear

117 North Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1490 EverestGear.com

RESTORING A COMMUNITY LANDMARK... Investing in our home.

Finders Keepers Village 789 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-3233 (800) 843-9301 FindersKeepersCrafts.com

Foot Loose Vintage

121 South Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1198 Facebook.com/Foot-Loose-251462201566227

Freedom Bicycles

10 East Main Street Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (614) 599-1881 FreedomBicycles.bike

Gallery of Dreams

37 North Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 670-0882

The restoration and reuse of the Louis Sullivan Building of Newark will celebrate its historic architecture and create a community resource that will bring new visitors to downtown Newark and Licking County. Housing a welcome center, exhibits and offices for our area’s tourism advocate, Explore Licking County, it will be a gift for generations.

Visit thelcfoundation.org/Sullivan to learn more.

30 North Second St. | P.O. Box 4212 Newark, Ohio 43058-4212 | 740.349.3863

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Healthy Trio Nutrition 19 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 403-2552

Heart of Home

Kussmaul Gallery

140 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4640 KussmaulGallery.com

Legends Skate & Gift Shop

44 South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 966-3047

Hope Timber Garden Center 2135 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 522-6558 HopeTimber.com

160 Everett Avenue Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 323-6854 Facebook.com/LegendsSkateShop

Licking County Arts Gallery Shop 50 South Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-8031 N4rLocal.com/LickingCountyArts

Indian Mound Mall

771 South 30th Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-6620 IndianMoundMall.com

Linnet’s Flowers on the Square 30 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 322-6220 LinnetsFlowersontheSquare.com

Ivory Barn

341 South Main Street Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 739-7777 www.TheIvoryBarn.com

Lynd Fruit Farm

9090 Morse Road Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-8559 LyndFruitFarm.com

Just Write

221 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0077 JustWriteOhio.com

Market Street Soda Works 14 East Market Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 877-6417 MarketStreetSodaWorks.com

Kicks Mix Bookstore

38 South Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-9800 KicksMixBookstore.com

Matilda Charlotte Antiques Etc. 1515 Granville Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 348-5485

McKenna’s Market

2 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 915-8861 MckennasMarket.com

My Soaps

250 West Coshocton Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-8388 My-Soaps.com

Pigeon Roost Farm

4413 National Road SW Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-4925 PigeonRoostFarm.com

Pughs Designer Jewelers Newark 12 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-9259 PughsDesignerJewelers.com

Readers Garden

143 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7744

Malones Shoppe 740 28 South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 966-0012

Small town, BIG flavors! Sample the culinary delights in Granville, Ohio at these featured eateries!

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Sister Salvage and Soles 212 South Main Street Granville, Ohio 43023 Salvage-Soles.com

Studio Artiflora

605 West Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3515 ArtifloraGranville.com

Timbuk Farms

2030 Timbuk Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-2178 TimbukFarms.com

Tre Bri

1480 North 21st Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-4031 TreBri.com

Weathervane Kettle Corn

226 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 407-2413 WeathervaneKettleCorn.com

America's Only FUNGROUND™

Campsites, Cabins, Ropes Course, Zipline, Laser Tag, Heated Pools, Spray Ground, Mini Golf, Snappie’s Snack Shack, Gem Mine, Dog Park, Critter Catching Creek, 3 Playgrounds, 30 Theme Weekends and Daily Themed Activities June, July, and August.

Wilson’s Garden Center 10923 Lambs Lane NE Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 763-2873 GardenCenterOhio.com

The area’s largest and most beautiful greenhouses and garden center. Open year round. Stroll fabulous display gardens from JuneOctober. Visit website for current activities.

Spa and Wellness

Lazy River At Granville 2340 Dry Creek Road NE Granville, OH 43023 740.366.4385 LazyRiverAtGranville.com

Bellezza

206 Deo Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-1604 BellezzaSpaOnline.com

Chloe and Co. Salon and Spa 3 West Main Street Alexandria, OH 43001 (740) 501-2046

Chrysalis Hair Design

1285 Cherry Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 522-3111 ChrysalisHair.com

Denise’s Family Hair Care

139 East Main Street Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 929-2222 Facebook.com/Denises-Family-Hair-Care

Essence of Healing 608 Hudson Avenue Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 877-2880

Feel Good Bodyworks

590 Newark Granville Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 334-3053 FeelGoodBodyworks.com

New Day Spa II

Growers Only Farmers Market from May - October Art & Craft Markets Community Event Space Learn more at CANALMARKETDISTRICT.ORG

1287 Cherry Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 522-0772 (888) 956-0772 NewDaySpa.com

36 East Canal Street, Newark, Ohio

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Restoring Light Yoga Therapy and Wellness Center

WE LOVE HAVING YOU HERE.®

46 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 504-3332 RestoringLightYoga.com

Sage Yoga

21 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 323-6256 LiveSageYoga.com

Spa on the Avenue

292 Miller Avenue Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 522-4772 SpaOnTheAvenue.com

Unique Beautique Day Salon 222 South Township Road Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-3888 UniqueBeautique.com

Willow Tree Spa

164 South 30th Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-0466 WillowTreeSpaOH.com

We’ve made a host of exciting new changes at Hampton to make your stay unforgettable. We promise you’ll be 100% satisified. Guaranteed. Heath/Newark • 1008 Hebron Rd. • Heath, OH

1-800-Hampton • 740-788-8991 www.heathnewark.hamptoninn.com

Sports and Recreation Big League Baseball and Putterz 971 Mount Vernon Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-4487 BigLeagueAthletics.com

Flory Park

650 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055

Freedom Bicycles

10 East Main Street Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (614) 599-1881 FreedomBicycles.bike

Heath City Water Park

1287 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-4049 Facebook.com/pages/Heath-City-Water-Park

Heath Parks and Recreation 1287 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-1420 HeathOhio.gov

Hollander Pool

1175 Hollander Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 670-0977 NewarkOhio.net

Lake Hudson

Old River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 581-0907 LakeHudsonInc.com

Licking County Settlers 429 Ohio Street Newark, Ohio 43055 LCSettlers.com

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Licking County YMCA 470 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-9622 LCFYMCA.org

Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena 936 Sharon Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-6784 NewarkIceArena.com

National Trail Raceway

Big Apple Café at Log Pond

The Bistro at Courtyard

500 Highland Boulevard Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-1800 Marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/ restaurant/cmhnk-courtyard-newark-granville/ Newark-Granville

2650 National Road SW Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 928-5706 NationalTrailRaceway.com

The Beverage Source

Newark Area Soccer Association

Bummie’s Pub & Grub

600 Baker Boulevard Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-7033 NewarkAreaSoccer.org

Newark Skatepark at Everett Park 117 Everett Avenue Newark, Ohio 43055 NewarkOhio.net

Park Lanes Bowling Center

Roll-a-Way Skating Center 600 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-4733

Total Athletic Development - TAD 3825 Columbus Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 348-6339 TADSports.com

Eat Aladdin Diner

122 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 920-4144 AladdinDiner.com

Alfie’s Wholesome Food 221 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1111

Barrel & Boar

5 North Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 BarrelBoar.com

Big Apple Café at Appletree 1627 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-6633

May 28-30, June 2-6

Steel Magnolias

24 South Township Road Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-7681 CapuanosPizza.com

Christy’s Pizza

100 North Washington Street Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-2000 BowlRedskinLanes.com

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Pataskala Community Pool

SEASON

9to5

155 North Cedar Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 915-4365 BummiesPubAndGrub.com

Chef Shack

Redskin Bowling Lanes & Pizza Pub

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1551 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-1466

701 Hopewell Drive Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 899-4131 ParkBowl.net

500 Township Road Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 919-5096 PataskalaRecreation.org

Weathervane Playhouse

1283 Log Pond Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 915-6223

June 11-13, 17-20

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

5176 Walnut Road SE Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (877) 417-4551

June 25-27, June 30-July 4

15 East Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 522-5193 ChristysPizzaNewark.com

Agatha Christie’s

MURDER on the orient express

Clay’s Café and Catering 808 West Main Street Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 929-2529 ClaysCafe.com

July 9-11, 15-18

Flashdance

Cottage Restaurant 2710 West High Street Hanover, Ohio (740) 763-3636

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Crossroads

July 23-25, July 28-August 1

6811 National Road SE Jacksontown, Ohio 43030 (740) 323-0045 Crossroads1340.com

Clue

Daisy’s Diner

3 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-5099

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Dashing Diner Uptown

Forever Plaid:

16 South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-2710

PLAIDTIDINGS

Day Y Noche

DECEMBER 21-23, 26-29

134 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0204 DayYNoche.com

Debra’s Pizza

318 Hudson Avenue Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-1350 DebrasPizza.net

www.wvph.info

100 Price Rd., Newark • 740.366.4616

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Depot Street Coffeehouse 36 East Depot Street Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 951-0309

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit 1081 North 21st Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 915-6331

Dizurts Custom Cakes and More 381 South 30th Street, Suite D Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 814-2525

Don and Sue’s Pizza

730 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 522-8457

Donatos Pizza - Granville

116 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 920-4774 Donatos.com/Locations/Granville

Donatos Pizza - Newark

1059 North 21st Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 366-0777 Donatos.com/Locations/Newark

Donatos Pizza - Heath

527 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-7980 Donatos.com/Locations/Heath

Donatos Pizza

11048 Hebron Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-7174 Donatos.com/Locations/Buckeye-Lake

Draft House

15 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-9380

Early Birds Breakfast

8290 Mount Vernon Road Saint Louisville, Ohio 43071 (740) 745-2987

Eat Up!

138 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 920-9104 EatUpOhio.com

Elements Local Bistro 50 North Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 322-6455 DoubleTree3.Hilton.com

Elliot’s Wood Fired Kitchen & Tap

740.322.6455

50 North 2nd Street, Newark, Ohio 43055

www.newarkohio.doubletree.com

16 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 670-8510 ElliotsPizzaRestaurantNewark.com

Elm’s Pizza Parlor

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49 ½ South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 809-1104 GhostwriterPH.com

Golden Wok

22 ½ North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-7050 GoldenWokNewark.com

Granville Whoopie Pies

693 Tall Oaks Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 975-4474 GranvilleWhoopiePies.com

Grill at The Works, Deli and Catering 50 South Second Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-0015 TheGrillFamily.com/Deli-At-The-Works

Hawk’s Nest Pub

261 Main Street Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-3943

Hot Spot Coffeehouse

94 West Coshocton Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-7768 HotSpotCoffeehouse.com

Jimmy V’s Grill & Pub

14211 East Broad Street Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 (740) 919-4917 JimmyVsGrandview.com

Joe and Mimi’s Pizzeria 943 River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0046 JoeAndMimis.com

Johnstown Family Restaurant 65 West Coshocton Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-0333

Kanji Japanese Steakhouse 661 South 30th Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-8775

Knuckle Heads

470 South Main Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0850

La Paloma Restaurant – Newark 19 South Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-6118

La Paloma Restaurant – Heath 1112 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-1195 LaPalomaRestaurantHeath.com

113 East Elm Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1032 ElmsPizza.com

The Loft at Cumberland

Franks and Sammies

Louie’s Pizza

34 South Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 915-1812

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8244 Columbia Road SW Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (614) 689-1180 1019 Westgate Avenue Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-7931


Lucky Bamboo

1485 Granville Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-1822

Mai Chau Restaurant

138 North Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 920-4680 MaiChauStreetFood.com

Market Street Soda Works 14 East Market Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 877-6417 MarketStreetSodaWorks.com

Massey’s Pizza Sports Bar & Wings 771 South 30th Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 344-0444 MasseysPizza.com

Moe’s Original Bar B Que – Granville 128 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 920-9002 MoesOriginalBBQ.com

Moe’s Original Bar B Que – Newark 21 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 920-9002 MoesOriginalBBQ.com

Murray’s Old-Time BBQ 10244 Lancaster Road Hebron, Ohio 43025 (740) 975-9593

Nick’s Pizza

62 South Main Street Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-4468

1922 On the Square

10 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 1922OntheSquare.com

Nutcracker 50s Family Restaurant 63 East Broad Street Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 964-0056 NutcrackerPataskala.com

Old Bag of Nails

1671 North 21st Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 364-0353 OldBagOfNails.com

The Old Horseshoe Tavern 65 South Main Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-3663 TheOldHorseshoe.com

Palumbo’s Italian Market – Granville 937 River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0409 PalumbosMarket.com

Papa Boo’s

11356 Avondale Road Thornville, Ohio 43076 (740) 928-2667 PapaBoos.com

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Pappy’s Grill

River Road Coffeehouse on the Square

Rivers Edge Grill (Formerly Pioneer Restaurant)

Rolls by the Pound

1122 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-0103 PappysGrillOn79.com

50 Columbus Road Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-2087 ThePioneerRNL.com

WINTERFEST

Pizza Cottage – Buckeye Lake

4th of July PAR ADE

4592 Walnut Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 928-1144 Pizza-Cottage.com

Pizza Cottage – Newark 969 Mount Vernon Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-5747 Pizza-Cottage.com

Plaza Pizza

1130 Mount Vernon Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-2511

TOUR of HOMES

Prospect St. Smoothie 501(C)(3) PO Box 165 Millersport, OH 43046 USA

614-306-5196

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597 Country Club Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 281-3050

Rooster’s Newark

1414 North 21st Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-8722 RoostersWings.com/Newark

Route 62 Barbecue

580 West Coshocton Street Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-2462 62BBQ.com

Rusty’s Wharf

7256 Hazelton-Etna Road SW Pataskala, Ohio 43062 740-927-2799 RustysWharfPataskala.com

Sand + Sip

134 North Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 258-7954

9258 Duncan Plains Road NW Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 398-2231 Facebook.com/sandandsip

The Pub on Broadway

Shade on 30th Street

Puerto Vallarta

Skorpios Gyros

126 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0252 BroadwayPubOH.com

869 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-0730 100 Emswiler Way Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-0143 268 Deo Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 364-1411 PuertoVallartaoh.com

Ragamuffins Coffee House 9 West Main Street Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 924-6037 RagamuffinsCoffeeHouse.com

Red Oak Pub

250 Goosepond Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-5999 RedOakPub.com

River Road Coffeehouse – Granville

740-964-0056 www.nutcrackerpataskala.com

26 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 281-0580 RiverRoadCoffeeHouse.com

935 River Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7266 RiverRoadCoffeeHouse.com

River Road Coffee House – Newark 973 North 21st Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-3356 RiverRoadCoffeeHouse.com

850 South 30th Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 788-9287 ShadeRestaurants.com 56 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 322-6292

Snapshots Coffee & Kitchen 1843 Cherry Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 644-6557

Snapshots Lounge

1320 Weaver Drive Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1391

SteamRoller Bagel Sandwiches 115 North Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (614) 806-4646 SteamRollerBagel.com

Stone Brothers Pizza

237 North Central Avenue Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-2626 StoneBrosPizza.com

Susie Bistro & Bakery 17 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 899-4737

Sweet “23”

1022 Mount Vernon Rd. Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-2323

Taco Dan’s

119 ½ South Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 321-1198

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Tanni Cakes

Yesterday’s Pub

Granville Brewing Company

Tequilaville Mexican Restaurant 1225 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 344-7227

Wineries and Breweries

Homestead Beer Co.

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

1487 Brewery

401 West Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (614) 209-7685

789 Hebron Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 281-0909 TokyoHeath.com

5371 Columbus Road Granville, Ohio 43023 GranvilleBrewing.com

78 Wilson Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-8009

Otter Creek Vineyard

Distributing Locally 1487Brewery.com

Autumn Rush Vineyard

606 West Church Street Newark, Ohio 43055

5686 Dutch Lane NW Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 328-5777 AutumnRushVineyard.com

The Mark

Buckeye Lake Brewery

The Local Pub + Grill

26 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 281-0102 The MarkOnTheSquare.com

Velvet Ice Cream – Home of Ye Olde Mill 11324 Mount Vernon Road Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-3921 VelvetIceCream.com

Visit Ohio’s ice cream capital, Velvet Ice Cream’s Ye Olde Mill, April 2 - Oct 31. Enjoy free factory tours, fresh locally made ice cream, a restaurant, museum and more!

Village Taco

7 East Main Street Alexandria, Ohio 43001 (740) 405-0977

811 Irvingwick Drive West Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 358-0360 HomesteadBeerCo.com

5176 Walnut Road Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 535-6225 BuckeyeLakeBrewery.com

Buck’s Brewing

993 Mount Vernon Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 641-2337

Sand Hollow Speakeasy

57 South Third Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-5542 SandHollowWine.com/Speakeasy

Sand Hollow Winery

12558 Sand Hollow Road Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 323-3959 SandHollowWine.com

Three Oaks Vineyards

DankHouse Brewing Company 161 Forry Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 915-6413 DankHouseBrewing.com

Earthworks Brewing

5291 Bennington Chapel Road Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 892-2452 OtterCreekVineyardsLLC.com

1591 Crosley Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 535-6257 ThreeOaksVineyard.com

Three Tigers Brewing Company

Distributing Locally Facebook.com/earthworksbrewing

140 North Prospect Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 920-4680 ThreeTigersBrewing.com

Village Coffee Co.

132 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-4940

Watts Restaurant

77 South Main Street Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 892-3017 WattsRestaurant.MySite.com

Whit’s Frozen Custard

138 East Broadway Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-3620 844 South 30th Street Heath, Ohio 43056 (740) 522-2003 4595 Walnut Road, Suite P Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008 (740) 929-4487 551 West Coshocton Road Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-5300 564 East Broad Street Pataskala, Ohio 43062 (740) 927-0025 WhitsCustard.com

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Woody’s Pub & Grub

10055 Avondale Road Thornville, Ohio 43076 (740) 527-1398 WoodysBuckeyeLake.com

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Trek Brewing Company 1486 Granville Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 281-3394 TrekBeer.com

Meet

Heritage Hall Banquet Center 1058 East Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 641-2499 HHBanquets.com

Irongate Equestrian Center

Anderson Farms

1703 Deeds Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1240 AndersonFarmsOhio.com

Black Run Farms

1703 Deeds Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-1240 BlackRunFarm.com

12298 Croton Road Croton, Ohio 43013 (740) 893-8001 IrongateEquestrianCenter.com

The John Gilbert Reese Center

1209 University Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-9339 COTC.edu/Communities/Pages/The-JohnGilbert-Reese-Center.aspx

The Landing

124 Waterworks Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-2691

Bryn Du Mansion

537 Jones Road Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-7053 BrynDu.com

Lou & Gib Reese Ice Arena

The Grove by the River

840 Hollander Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 345-9881 TheGroveByTheRiver.com

NeWork Space

14 North Park Place Newark, Ohio 43055 NeWorkSpace.com

936 Sharon Valley Road Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 349-6784 NewarkIceArena.com

Rusty River Barn

4441 Johnstown-Utica Road NE Utica, Ohio 43080 (740) 398-9598

Tall Timbers Banquet & Conference Center

13831 National Road Reynoldsburg, Ohio 43068 (740) 927-7603 TallTimbersOnline.com

Woodhaven Farm

11401 Woodhaven Road Johnstown, Ohio 43031 (740) 967-0076 WoodhavenFarm.com

Education Central Ohio Technical College 1179 University Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-9494 COTC.edu

Denison University

100 West College Street Granville, Ohio 43023 (740) 587-0810 Denison.edu

The Ohio State University-Newark 1179 University Drive Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 366-3321 Newark.OSU.edu

Skylight Banquet Facility 85 East Main Street Newark, Ohio 43055 (740) 973-9442 SkylightBanquets.com

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