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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Enter if you dare Your guide to the area’s most horrifying haunts

Plus, check out The Caroline for brunch

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Caroline serves up Sunday brunch Cinnamon rolls, sauteed toppings added to past menu favorites BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor

Also new for this season will be a selection of two meats instead of one. Sliced TROY — With its old faham, roast pork loin, beef and vorites and some new flavorturkey will rotate on a weekly ful items, The Caroline is basis. ready to open its Sunday Popular items, such as the brunch for the third year in a sausage gravy and biscuits, row. bread pudding and french Brunch will be served from toast bar, will be back on the 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Sunbuffet this year, Smith said. A day from Oct. 9 to Mother’s full bar is open during brunch Day. The hours have changed with The Caroline’s signature a little from past years, but Bloody Mary, mimosas and the price remains the same — craft-style beer. $13.95 for adults and $5.95 for Return trips to the buffet children younger than 12. are welcome. Kids 5 and younger eat for “We’ve developed a large free. clientele who anticipate our Restaurateur Steve Smith brunch every week,” Smith said customers will see some said, noting a large afternew items on this year’s bufchurch crowd and cyclists who fet, including cinnamon rolls, come in off the bike path. “Our smoked sausage and more as- staff is excited about starting sorted salads. Sauteed mush- up again.” rooms, peppers and onions Smith said he wanted to also will be available as topoffer a Sunday brunch because pings for eggs and home fries. it hints to days gone by.

“It goes back to the old days of Troy, and I thought it was a perfect fit for our restaurant,” he said. The Caroline staff can accommodate dietary restrictions during brunch, and feedback is always appreciated, Smith said. Large groups are welcome, and the back room can be reserved for 40-50 people. Parties of more than four are encouraged to call ahead. The patio will be open for outdoor dining while the weather is favorable. Smith said coupons for $3 off Sunday brunch are available in Valpak mailers or at “Come in and give us a try,” Smith said. “We’re sure you won’t be disappointed.” To make a reservation or for more information, call The Caroline at (937) 552-7676 or visit

Sunday Brunch Menu • Scrambled eggs, home fries • Sausage gravy and biscuits • Bacon, sausage • French toast bar with butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar, pecans, strawberries, bananas, cherries, chocolate syrup and whipped cream • Belgian waffles • Baked fish, grilled chicken breast • Fresh vegetables • Sliced ham, roast pork loin, beef, turkey (two meats rotate weekly)

• Smoked salmon display, mini bagels, cream cheese • Fresh fruit display, assorted salads, bread pudding • Coffee, ice tea • Seasonal items to change weekly


iN75 Readers: Send us your Halloween photos! Dear Readers, Growing up, my brothers and I always had the best Halloween costumes. My mom loves to sew, and she mastered the art of stitching together beautiful costumes that rivaled any store-bought garb. I had the prettiest pink princess dress one year and an adorable miniature wedding gown the next. I was a witch, a butterfly and an old lady, and the costumes were always great. My brothers looked like they stepped right off the sets of “Ghostbusters,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Power Rangers.” But one year I was a green fish. It may have been just for a lack of any better ideas, but most likely I just couldn’t decide on a costume early enough to give Mom time to make it. The fish costume, which was really more of a headdress, was two cardboard fish cutouts glued together with a hole in the bottom for my head and a hole in the belly for my face to stick out. We decorated it with green fabric and glittery paint, but

glitter can only do so much. I love you Mom, but this wasn’t your best year. Try as we might, neither I, nor my mom, could locate a picture of me in that green fish costume to share with you all. And trust me, I so desperately wanted to find it after I asked Mom about it and she informed me my older brother went as a killer whale that year. I guess it was a marine animal showcase of sorts. In the weeks leading up to Halloween, iN75 wants to show off your bad, embarrassing or just down right hilarious trick-or-treat photos. We know you all have at least one. We’ll accept cute or scary pictures, too. Email your photos to, along with your name and phone number so you can be notified if your photo is published. The best (or worst) pictures will be printed in upcoming editions of the iN75. Show us what you’ve got and make us laugh! Lindy Jurack iN75 Editor


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oktoberfest reins passed down through generations BY LORI OSTERLOH HAGAMAN For iN75


Little Miss Oktoberfest 2009 Janae Hoying (left), 7, puts a banner on the 2010 Little Miss Oktoberfest Alayna Hogenkamp, 6, both of Minster, at last year’s Oktoberfest. Janae is the daughter of Jon and Sheri Hoying. Alayna is the daughter of Scott and Shelly Hogenkamp. tee. Our boys had the opportunities to meet many interesting and knowledgable people going to parades. It also taught them how to work together as a family and to help others in need.” The Hausfelds have volunteered for many community activities throughout the years and have passed the tradition on to their three boys. Their son Ric and his wife, Kathy, are the parade chairs this year. “Since I grew up with it, it is a way of life,” Ric

said. “Kathy will want to go up to the park with me and just enjoy it. I’m lost if I’m not doing something (up there).” Ric has worked with many of the various committees and the Oktoberfest board. His brother Ron and his wife, Amy, have served as parade chairs as well. “After all of us helping Mom and Dad (get) going the first 50 years, we couldn’t just let it fall apart when they weren’t running it anymore,” Ron said, elaborating on the

Schedule of events Friday • 6 p.m. — Stands open, mugs go on sale • 6-10 p.m. — Arts and crafts open • 7:30-11:30 p.m. — Klaberheads (gazebo) • 8-11:30 p.m. — Free Rider (Spass Platz) • Midnight — Stands close

Saturday • 9:30 a.m. — Car show registration • 10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Arts and crafts open • 10 a.m.-9 p.m. — A Walk Through History (elementary school gym) • 10 a.m. — Little Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (K of C Hall) • 11 a.m. — Stands open • Noon — Opening ceremonies (gazebo) • 1 p.m. — Miss Oktoberfest Pageant (Spass Platz) • 1-6 p.m. — Alte Kameraden (gazebo) • 2 p.m. — Beer Tray relays (Fourth Street) • 3:30-7 p.m. — The Klaberheads (Spass Platz) • 4 and 6 p.m. — Celebration Mass of our German heritage (St. Augustine Church) • 6-10 p.m. — The Bier Band (strolling) • 7-11 p.m. — Cincinnati Schnapps (gazebo) • 7:30-11:30 p.m. — Freudemacher (Spass Platz) • Midnight — stands close

Sunday • 9:30 a.m. — Oktoberfest 10K run (Minster High School) • 10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts open • 10 a.m.-6 p.m. — A Walk Through History • 11 a.m. — Stands open • 2 p.m. — Minster Oktoberfest Parade • 2-5 p.m. — Alte Kameraden (Spass Platz) • 3:30-8 p.m. — Sorgenbrecher (gazebo) • 6-8 p.m. — Freudemacher (Spass Platz) • 8 p.m. — Stands close

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MINSTER — In 1974, two Minster service groups got together to begin an annual festival that has become a mainstay to the local festival scene. Minster Oktoberfest kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and continues throughout the weekend. A full schedule of events can be found at The official blessing and opening ceremonies will take place at noon on Saturday at the Gazebo in the Minster Machine Centennial Park located on Fourth Street in downtown Minster. Minster Oktoberfest has become a tradition for the families who worked on it at the beginning and their children and grandchildren. Back in 1973, the work began on the first Oktoberfest. Rolly Hausfeld was one of the first people in the area who had a hand in the planning stages. He and his wife, Diana, spent a lot of time visiting other festivals to gather information, especially taking notes on parades. The Hausfeld’s entire family became an example of just one of the many “Fest Families” in Minster. Rolly and Diana have worked on the parade committee, queen contest, arts and crafts committe and more. “There are so many great memories,” Diana said. “We had some great experiences going to parades every weekend with the family and members of the commit-

amount of time put in by the committee members. Ric echoed, stating that during peak times they have put in up to 40 or 50 hours per week. Their brother Randy has been a part of the committees as well. “As the fest gets closer, the more time they put in to the process,” Randy said. “But we all do. It’s not just a Hausfeld thing.” Gary Oldiges was another of the beginning committee members for the first Oktoberfest and continues his work with the festival today. He was on the original board as a Jaycee then and now is a Minster Service Club member. Like all the others in the beginning years, Oldiges realized in order to make the Oktoberfest a success, it would require a large investment of time from many people. He did the advertising the first year and currently serves as the board secretary. “It’s a 12-month job and takes about 10 hours each week,” he said. Sometimes dealing with full-time jobs and serving on the various committees can be a juggling act. Now retired, Oldiges says his schedule is always “fest friendly.” The Hausfelds have said they have to use their vacation days in order to get their Oktoberfest duties done. The Minster Oktoberfest began as a joint fundraising effort between the Minster Kiwanis and Jaycees, now the Minster Service Club and the Journeyman’s Club.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Looking for a fright? Hoffert’s Haunted Hill

Admission: Adults $10, children 12 and younger admitted free Details: (937) 418Sidney Haunted COVINGTON — Dawg 6834 or find Hoffert’s Valley Gun Club is operWoods Haunted Hill on Faceating Hoffert’s Haunted book SIDNEY — This is the Hill for the second year, 14th year the woods at and this year’s attraction 2232 W. Russell Road is bigger and better. The Dayton’s have been turned into an outdoor haunted attracHaunted electrifying nightmare. tion has strobe lights, Guests are invited to sit laser lights, animated Butcher House by the fire before they ghouls, and plenty of DAYTON — At 508 are taken back to the monsters to jump out and Wayne Ave., just blocks 1/2-mile track of relentscare you. The fright lasts from downtown Dayton’s less terror. See if you about 30 minutes. Bonhistoric Oregon District, make it out alive or befires also are part of the come one of the bodies fun. Weather permitting, Dayton’s Haunted Butcher House is the left behind. Free candy a special event will be and free parking is ofheld Oct. 22. Local bands city’s premier haunted attraction of 2011. Featurfered. A portion of the the Good, the Bad and ing 22 terrifying rooms of proceeds are donated to the Ugly, the World of the Make-A-Wish Foun- Why and DC Connection horror, this indoor haunt dation. delivers a unique experiwill perform. Admission When: Now through ence that is sure to make that night is $15 for Oct. 29, Friday and Sat- adults and $5 for children your skin crawl. Will you urday nights 12 and younger. survive the bloody terror Where: 2232 W. RusWhen: Now through of Dayton’s wildest sell Road, Sidney October, Friday and Sat- haunted experience? Admission: $10 urday starting at dark When: Now through Details: (937) 498Where: 8540 U.S. October, Thursday, Friday 9528, (937) 489-2083 Route 36, Covington and Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight, Sunday 7 to 11 p.m. Where: 508 Wayne Ave., Dayton Admission: Adults Columbus Children’s Theatre’s $12, children 12 and younger $8 Details:

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 • 2:00 PM Cameo Theatre • 304 S. West St. Tickets Adults $ 6.00

Child (12 and under) $4.00

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Where: 6995 Springfield-Jamestown Road, Springfield Admission: $15 Details:, (937) 206-4066

Ohio’s Haunted Hills

SPRINGFIELD — Said to be the site where a caravan of traveling Gypsies perished, Ohio’s Haunted Hills in Springfield has many horrors. Dare to walk the trail through the Haunted Hills and be prepared to meet the Gypsies and Hill People who are hungry for your blood. Featured attractions include ghosts of the Gypsy caravan, the Slaughter Yard, Maze of Doom, Haunted PROVIDED PHOTO Leatherface awaits you at Legends of Horror in Castle, the Bus from Springfield. The attraction brings to life four grue- Jeepers Creepers and a caged gorilla. some villains from your favorite movies. When: Friday and Saturday nights from Guests will hike the would Halloween be dark until the crowds die haunted trails to see 30 without the gruesome Where: 2363 Dayton scenes with more than 40 foursome? Freddy, Road, Springfield live monsters. Many Michael, Jason and Admission: $11 scenes will play with your Leatherface are together Details: www.ohiosenses and emotions. again to invade your When: Now through nightmares. This haunted Oct. 29, Friday and Satexperience includes enurday from dark until Maze of Insanity counters with each of midnight these villains from classic SPRINGFIELD — The Where: 4300 Valley horror films. The twisted Maze of Insanity has St., Dayton minds behind this attrac- been resigned for 2011 Nightmare of Admission: $12 tion have created even and has doubled in size. Details: www.nightValley Street more larger than life Twists, turns and dead “Saw” traps. How well DAYTON — Nightends make up this madcan you play the game? mare on Valley Street dening haunted corn The Legends Which legend will give continues its ninth year maze. Your fate lies in the you your final scream? as one of Dayton’s biggest of Horror corn and you never know When: Now through haunted attractions with what might be lurking. SPRINGFIELD — The Oct. 29, Friday and Saturnew trails, attractions day 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. legends are back. What and scares for 2011. • Continued on page 5


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Guests may purchase a glow necklace and the night stalkers will let them experience the maze on their own. A portion of the proceeds benefit the ALS Association of Central and Southern Ohio. When: Now through Oct. 29, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight Where: 2630 S. Limestone St., Springfield Admission: $10 Details: (937) 2064174

Haunted Castle of Carnage and Trail

RIVERSIDE — This haunt has been in operation for 25 years. Your adventure will start in a pre-Civil War building, the Haunted Castle of Carnage, with some great actors and animatronics. The castle has about 18 scenes of blood, gore and so much more. After you complete the Haunted Castle, you will take a journey through the Haunted Trail,

which has almost doubled in length. Be prepared for some mad clowns, chain saws and more. The Riverside Jaycees Haunted Castle of Carnage and Trail is a not-for-profit and is ran entirely by volunteers. The profits from this attraction are put back into the community. When: Now through Oct. 30, Friday and Saturday from dusk to midnight, Sunday from dusk to 10 p.m. Where: 1213 Harshman Road, Riverside Admission: $10 Details:

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Kings Island’s Halloween Haunt


The monsters come out to play at Kings Island during Halloween Haunt.

MASON — Ranked as one of the top five amusement park haunted experiences in the country, Halloween Haunt at Kings Island is not for the faint of heart. This in-your-face horror


Guests are spooked as they walk through Land of Illusion in Middletown. The site offers six frightening attractions to test your courage. experience continues to break new ground and is filled with terrifying chain-link mazes, frightening wooded trails, disturbing clowns in 3D and outrageous “live” shows. No other Halloween event in the region can match the number of scares, blood, terror and gore. When: Now through Oct. 29, Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Where: Kings Island Drive, Mason Admission: Haunt is included with admission, which ranges from $21.99 to $52.99 Details:

Land of Illusion MIDDLETOWN — Rated the 29th best haunted house in the country, the Land of Illusion offers six spooky attractions. On Middletown Haunted Trail,

people will encounter chainsaw sickos, murderers with bloody blades and blowtorchwielding madmen. Dr. Psycho’s Haunted Estate hides more than se• Continued on page 6







SPRINGFIELD — From the dark reaches of Clark County come some of the most horrific scenes of terror. When: Now through Oct. 29, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to midnight Where: 6988 Springfield Jamestown Road, Springfield Admission: Details: (937) 2152905

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crets; it has mutilated bodies, grisly scenes of anguish and a foreboding feeling that you’ll never make it out again. The Temple of Terror is made up of pitch-dark passageways full of rabid bats, skeletons and madmen. The 3-D Killer Klowns area is full of traveling circus masters who have been terrorizing adults and children since the circus banned their show in

1872. Field of Screams is a new attraction this year. The corn maze is haunted with dark history of a family who was burned alive among the stalks. Also new in 2011 is the Voodoo Bayou Shanty, a Louisiana swampland shack doomed with a wicked family curse. The theme park also has Club Zombie, a creepy dance club. The admission fee grants access to all the attractions at Land of Illusion.

When: Now through October, Friday and Saturday 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., Sunday 8 to 11:30 p.m. Where: 8762 Thomas Road, Middletown Admission: Friday $29.99, Saturday $34.99, Sunday $24.99 Details:

Slash Moraine MORAINE — Splash Moraine Water Park is transformed every Halloween season into one of the Miami Valley’s

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scariest haunted attractions. Beaches become swamps and bayous where ghouls and frights roam freely as you explore new scenes. When: Oct. 14-29, Friday and Saturday 8 to 11:30 p.m. Where: 3800 Main St., Moraine Admission: $7 Details:

The Chambers of Horror MIDDLETOWN — One of Southwestern Ohio’s most twisted haunted houses, the Chambers of Horror has more than 30 rooms and 100 doors. The attraction takes 30 minutes to get through and promises to be one of the scariest haunts you’ll visit this year. The horror is located in the old Cambridge Inn building. When: Now through Oct. 29, Friday 8 p.m. to midnight, Saturday 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Where: 1601 S. University, Middletown Admission: $10 Details:


Dark Pumpkin Haunted Trail GERMANTOWN — Germantown has unknowingly given rise to a new evil. The Dark Pumpkin Haunted Trail has harnessed the shad-


A witch lurks in the Haunted Cave at Lewisburg. Come and see what other evils are creeping about underground. ows that are death and madness. The director has cast you in his new film and all you have to do is avoid being butchered by the Pigman. When: Now through Oct. 30, Friday and Saturday from dark until midnight Where: 7039 Preble County Line Road, Germantown Admission: $10 Details:

Haunted Cave LEWISBURG — Beneath the peaceful village of Lewisburg, the Haunted Cave is the longest running, most highly-rated underground Halloween attraction in Ohio. Located 80 feet below ground in a long-aban-

doned mine, the Haunted Cave is home to more than 30,000 bats, and possibly as many ghosts and ghouls. The Haunted Cave is Ohio’s longest, darkest, creepiest and scariest Halloween event, period. It is the No. 1 haunted house, winning Haunt of the Year by Ohio Valley Haunts that reviewed 69 haunts in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. When: Now through Oct. 29, Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight Where: 4392 Swishers Mill Road, Lewisburg Admission: Adults $13, children 10 and younger $5 Details: • Continued on page 6


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Haunted Hayride and Black Bog SPRINGBORO — This attraction has a tractor-drawn haunted hayride and the new Black Bog walking trail. There is a bike stunt show every Friday and Saturday night, bonfires and a haunted concessions barn. Haunted Hayride and Black Bog has won several awards from Ohio Valley Haunts in past years, including best hayride and best actor awards. When: Now through Oct. 29, Friday and Saturday from sundown to 11:30 p.m. Where: 6070 Springboro Road, Lebanon Admission: Hayride $12, Black Bog, $10, both $18 Details:

Wilmington Haunted Hollow Ride WILMINGTON — Each October the fields of Clinton County come alive with screams of horror as fire-breathing semis chase unsuspecting victims through a forest filled with monsters, madness and mayhem. In addition to the ride, this site also has the Slaughter Hotel and Nightmare Penitentiary. When: Now through

Oct. 29, Friday and Saturday from dusk until midnight Where: 1261 W. Dalton Road, Wilmington Admission: Haunted Hallow Ride $12, Slaughter Hotel $10, Nightmare Penitentiary $10, all three attractions $20 Details:

Hurst Haunted Funeral Home SABINA — This twostory house carries the legend of a man who used his lab for demented experiments aimed at resurrecting his brother from the dead. After a Halloween prank went wrong in 1972, the funeral home burned down with the owner inside. Some say every October the man can be heard working in the funeral home continuing his experiments. Guests will travel through the funeral parlor, cemetery, lab, morgue, human barbecue and boiler room. Witness electro-shock therapy all while being tormented by creepy clowns and monsters. When: Now through Oct. 30, Friday and Saturdays from dusk until midnight Where: 51 W. Washington St., Sabina Admission: $7 Details: www.hursthauntedfu-

Haunted Slaughterhouse TROTWOOD — 1 CW Pro Wrestling presents its Halloween attraction, the Haunted Slaughterhouse for the 2011 season. When: Now through October, Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight Where: 2222 Olive Road, Trotwood Admission: $10 Details:

Haunted Caverns ZANESFIELD — Do you dare to enter the Haunted Caverns at Zanesfield Shawnee Caverns in Logan County. Come see what lurks below the ground. When: Oct. 21-29, Friday and Saturday from 8 p.m. to midnight Where: 7092 State Route 540 Admission: Adults $11, children 12 and




Deranged creatures stalk the halls at the Nightmare Penitentiary at the Wilmington Haunted Hollow. The attraction also is the site of the Haunted Ride and Slaughter Hotel. younger $7 Details:

Scare Fair WAYNESFIELD — With four frightening attractions, Scare Fair in Waynesfield near Lima

Make-N-Take Event Saturday, October 8th at 2:30pm

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has it all. Harold’s Haunted Cornfield, Hatchet Creek, the Gauntlet and Toxic Trauma are full of props, special effects and topnotch monsters to scare any customer. When: Now through October, Friday and Sat-

‘The Leaf’ is a classic place ~ part saloon, part midtown bar. A place tastefully simple, yet shimmering with subtle elegance.


urday 7 to 11 p.m., Sunday 7 to 9:30 p.m. Where: 5891 State Route 196, Waynesfield Admission: Prices range from $11 to $15 Details: • Continued on page 8

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Worth the trip Cedar Point’s HalloWeekends SANDUSKY — With outdoor scare zones and haunted houses, live entertainment and themed children’s attractions, HalloWeekends, Cedar Point’s annual fall festival of frights and fun, will haunt the peninsula for the 15th year. HalloWeekends combines the park’s unmatched collection of rides and roller coasters with a broad assortment of Halloween attractions that have made it a tradition

for many families. HalloWeekends includes four haunted houses, five tremendously terrifying nighttime attractions, special entertainment and decorations, a parade and lots of daytime fun for kids. When: Now through Oct. 30, Friday nights, Saturday and Sunday Where: 1 Cedar Point Drive, Sandusky Admission: HalloWeekends activities are included in regular admission to the park, one-day regular admission is $49.99 Details:

Ghostly Manor SANDUSKY —


Kids scream in terror at HalloWeekends at Cedar Point in Sandusky. Ghostly Manor is one of the top-rated haunts in the U.S. and is now big-

ger and better than ever. More scares have been added and the haunt has

been expanded another 50 percent, all while keeping ticket prices the


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Come & enjoy the bounty of the season. Gathered together are some of the area’s finest farmhouse antiques & primitive handmades.

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same. Ghosts lurk in every corner as you wander through this old mansion. See if you can make it all the way through as Ghostly Manor comes alive to reveal your deepest fears. When: Open at noon every day but hours vary Where: 3319 Milan Road, Sandusky Admission: Adults $11, children younger than 10 $7 Details:

Haunted Prison Experience MANSFIELD — The Haunted Prison Experience at the Ohio State Reformatory is an award-winning haunt and the site to numerous movies, including “Shawshank Redemption.” Considered the most haunted prison in the country and one of the most haunted places on the planet, this is the place where nightmares are real. This 124-yearold prison housed more than 155,000 inmates and is most definitely haunted. Haunted X completes the reformatory with actors, animatronics and props. When: Now through Halloween, Thursday 7 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7 p.m. to midnight, Sunday 7 to 10 p.m. Where: 100 Reformatory Road, Mansfield • Continued on page 10


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Bear’s Mill to hold fall open house Tours, demonstrations, music, art all on tap this weekend by his son, David Hovey. “Unique shopping items are coming in daily,” said Julie Clark, retail manager. “And of course we will have the traditional pumpkins, gourds and bittersweet that everyone looks for— Merri Niekamp ward to displaying in celebration of the autumn sories also are available greatly appreciated. season.” for sale. Janet Wheelock BalsBear’s Mill, 6450 ArThe gallery at Bear’s baugh, author of “Homecanum-Bear’s Mill Road, Mill will feature the Octo- is a working national Style Gluten Free and ber artists for the Art at Dairy Free Cookbook,” landmark operated by the will sign her books Satur- the Mill Series. The flatFriends of Bear’s Mill, a day and Sunday from 1 to ware sculptures by Gary nonprofit organization. Hovey, of New Knoxville, For more information, call 4 p.m. Jim Heiser, an will be on display, as well (937) 548-5112 or visit artist who currently disas figurative oil portraits plays and sells his birch bark and pine needle baskets in the Mill Store will demonstrate his craft onsite on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, at the close of business on Sunday, a name will be drawn for the winner of the oneof-a-kind hand-hooked wool rug that is being raffled as fundraiser for the Friends of Bear’s Mill. Tickets are available now through the open house weekend at $1 each or $5 or six. The framed rug was commissioned by Angie Ditmer, of Plain and Simple Cabin, and celebrates the architecture of Bear’s Mill and its beautiful surroundings. In addition to stoneground flours and meals, the Mill Store offers kitchen and gourmet goods as well as Boston Stoker coffees and Bakehouse breads. Original PROVIDED PHOTO pottery by the Bear’s Mill Bear’s Mill near Greenville is all decked out for the fall season. Visit the mill this potters, home decor, giftweekend for its Legendary Fall Open House. 2219359 ware and women’s acces-

GREENVILLE — A full schedule of events is slated for this weekend at Bear’s Mill. The Friends of Bear’s Mill will hold their annual Legendary Fall Open House Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. “The mission of the Friends of Bear’s Mill is to provide a rich cultural experience and community-oriented events, including educational tours, demonstrations and nature walks while preserving the mill’s historical significance and natural

beauty,” Outreach Manager Merri Niekamp said. “This is a fun, family-oriented event that appeals to young and old alike. Bear’s Mill offers a beautiful fall setting that encourages the community to come out and celebrate the changing of the seasons with nature. Take in some history, grab a bowl of delicious bean soup with cornbread, perch on a straw bale and relax to some local entertainment.” The event will include free guided tours and

grinding demonstrations by Master Miller Terry at noon, 2 and 4 p.m. both days. Visitors will be entertained with live music by local artists Dankworth & Hobbs on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m., Robert Behringer playing the Native American Flute on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Ron Marshall, of Versailles, playing guitar and singing familiar songs from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday. This event is free to the public. Donations are

“Take in some history, grab a bowl of delicious bean soup with cornbread, perch on a straw bale and relax to some local entertainment.”


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Haunted Hoochie COLUMBUS — Haunted Hoochie at Dead Acres is one of the nation’s most extreme and gruesome haunted houses out there. Prepare yourself for the sick and demented scenes that lie within. The site houses two haunts, the Haunted Hoochie and Bad Trip in 3D. When: Now through October, Thursday, Friday and Saturday (also Oct. 30-31) starting at 8:30 p.m. Where: 13861 E. Broad St., Columbus Admission: $20 for both attractions Details:

Haunted Farm PLEASANTVILLE — The Haunted Farm features a haunted barn,

corn maze, hayrides, bonfires and more at one of Central Ohio’s most terrifying haunted experience. The Haunted Farm is celebrating 10 years of farm-fresh fear. When: Now through Oct. 30, Friday and Saturday 7:30 to 11:30 p.m., Sunday 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Where: 5450 Old Millersport Road NE, Pleasantville Admission: Adults $16, children younger than 10 $13

Scare-a-torium COLUMBUS — Colonel Frightmore welcomes guests to his Scare-a-Torium, where he has collected the most wretched ghouls, ghosts, spiders, skeletons, killer clowns, creeps, vampires, victims and undead. So many fears, so many rooms, so many spines to tingle. When: Now through Oct. 30, Thursday (October only) 7:30 to 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m. to midnight, Sunday 4:30 to 10 p.m. 2217277

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Hayner Center offers German, art classes will be given after each class. After the eight weeks, children will be able to have a light conversation with other German-speaking kids. The German class is for ages 8-12. It will be held on Wednesdays from 4 to 5 p.m., beginning Oct. 12. There will be no class Nov. 23. The class fee is $90, plus a fee for a German textbook that has yet to be determined. The Hayner Center offers several opportunities for children to have fun while exploring their creativity through art classes taught by Dawn Flory this fall. Flory offers Exploring Art

for Preschoolers, a parent participation class. Parents can have fun while exploring the creativity of their child. Preschoolers will enjoy a variety of hands-on art projects geared toward younger children. The class will work with a large variety of kid-friendly objects. The preschool class is for ages 2-5 with an adult. It will be held on six Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., beginning Oct. 6. The fee is $50. Exploring Art for Kids is another opportunity for children. Flory offers this class for ages 5-12 on six Thursdays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., begin-

ning Oct. 6. The fee is $65. Flory also offers a series of art classes for children who are homeschooled. The schedule of these classes is available for download on Hayner’s website, Anyone 13 and older is welcome for other art classes at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center this fall. Mary Bower offers Beginning Drawing where everyone can learn to draw. Students will be introduced to a variety of techniques, including gestural, timed and contour drawings, using many drawing materials. Inspiration will come from still life, archi-

tecture, nature and models. This class will be held on six Tuesdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 11. The fee is $65. Fees for all classes at the Hayner Center are due upon registration. Checks should be made payable to the instructor. For more information or to register, visit or call (937) 3390457. Information also can be found on Facebook. The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is supported by the citizens of the Troy City School District through a local tax levy and generous gifts to the Friends of Hayner.

Meteor Motor Car Co. is fifth ornament in Mainstreet Piqua’s Made in Piqua series


Tom Caserta, owner of Meteor Motor Car Co., accepts the first Made in Piqua ornament commemorating his company from Mainstreet Piqua Executive Director Lorna Swisher. The ornament is the fifth in a series of ornaments featuring historical and current Piqua companies.

PIQUA — The Meteor Motor Car Co. is the featured business on the fifth Made in Piqua ornament that is now available. The brass ornament features the front of the original Meteor Motor Car Co. building and an ambulance and hearse. The Meteor Motor Car Co., which later became the Miller-Meteor Motor Car Co., began production of luxury cars, funeral coaches and ambulances in Piqua in 1913 and remained in business through the mid-1970s. The Made in Piqua ornament series was started to honor Piqua’s landmark companies and have so far featured a Decker’s lard can, a three-blade Hartzell propeller, a Favorite base

burner stove and the French Oil Mill Machinery Co. Each ornament comes in a blue box that was especially produced for the project by Piqua Paper Box Co. The cost per ornament is $12. Mainstreet Director Lorna Swisher, who is coordinating the project, said Tom Caserta, owner of the Meteor Motor Car Co., was intimately in-

volved in the design of the ornament. “I am very excited to see the Meteor Motor Car Co. honored in this way,” he said. The ornaments are now available at the Mainstreet Piqua office, 326 N. Main St., as well as Readmore Hallmark, 430 N. Main St.; Apple Tree Gallery, 405 N. Main St.; and Tapestry Angel, 516 Spring St.



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with Blauser. She also serves as organist at various churches. Demmitt began her studies at an early age. She has a full schedule of piano students and participates in National Guild of Piano Teachers as well as Federation of Music Clubs. She performs in the Troy Music Club. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Sunday 2 p.m. ◆ Free ◆ (937) ◆ 339-0457

is on stage Saturday night at the Veterans Memorial Piano concert Civic Center in Lima. The TROY — The Troyshow is part of the BroadHayner Cultural Center way in Lima series. Sponpresents a performance sors are the Virginia by the Three Classy Crouse Performing Arts Ladies Plus One on SunFund and the Veterans day at 2 p.m. The concert Memorial Civic Center is presented free and Foundation. 7 Towne open to the public. In Square ◆ Saturday 8 p.m. their ninth annual per◆ formance, Mary Blauser, ◆ (419) 224-1552 Suzanne Kalmar, Mary ‘Church Basement Ann Cornell and Edie Ladies Sequel’ Demmitt will present Gregg Shaddix SPRINGBORO — “A music from the Baroque, at the Leaf Second Helping: The Romantic and ImpresTROY — Gregg ShadChurch Basement Ladies sionistic periods. Blauser dix will perform at the Sequel” is on stage at La continues a long-time Leaf & Vine in Troy SatComedia Dinner Theatre piano teaching career and urday from 9 p.m. to midthrough Oct. 30. “Church is active in National night. 108 W. Main St. ◆ Basement Ladies” was Guild of Piano Teachers Saturday 9 p.m. ◆ No one of La Comedia’s most and Federation of Music cover charge ◆ (937) 332PROVIDED PHOTO popular shows in 2010, Clubs. As a member of the 0773 The Corndrinks will perform at the Tipp Roller Mill Theater Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and the ladies of East Musician’s Club of Troy, Jason Rhoads The group plays country music from the 1920s and ’30s. Cornucopia Lutheran she performs as soloist at Dunaway’s Church of the Prairie are and accompanist. Kalmar, TROY — Jason p.m. A Miami Valley cul- Cincinnati Symphony Or- Mel Brooks movie, is back to serve up more of a retired French and Rhoads will perform at tural institution since the chestra’s concert “Boom, alive and it’s on stage at their hilarious antics and Dunaway’s in Troy Satur- mid-1970s, the CornLatin teacher at Troy the Schuster Center in Boom, Pow!” Friday and down-to-earth charm. In High School, plays service day at 9 p.m. 508 W. Main drinkers is an old-time Dayton Tuesday through the show it’s 1969, the Saturday evening. “FanSt. ◆ Saturday 9 p.m. ◆ music and sings in the Oct. 9. This wickedly instringband that channels fare for the Common world is changing and the (937) 335-8608 choir at St. Mary’s the sound and spirit of Man,” which Aaron Cop- spired re-imagining of ladies of the church are Corndrinkers in Tipp the “Golden Age” of coun- land wrote for the CSO, Church in Piqua. Cornell the Frankenstein legend preparing for changes of TIPP CITY — The has taught piano in Troy try music — the 1920s provides a forceful open- follows bright young Dr. their own below the Corndrinkers will play at and 1930s. The twin fidfor more than 47 years Frankenstein (that’s ing to a propulsive prohouse of God. The audiand continues to perform the Tipp Roller Mill The- dles of Linda Scutt and Fronkensteen) as he atgram whose centerpiece ence will see them serve ater Saturday at 7:30 as soloist and duettist Barb Kuhns echo the is the mesmerizing Dou- tempts to create a monthe high school students great north Georgia ble Timpani Concerto by ster, but not without at the Luther League scary and hilarious com- banquet, a church-spondance bands, and leading Philip Glass. Scored for the charge are Tom Duf- 14 timpani played by two plications. The brain be- sored missionary night, The BEST lunch deal anywhere... 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GET UP & GO ings on display in Hayner’s Solarium until Sept. 30. The replicas being displayed include the Miami County Courthouse, TroyHayner Cultural Center, First United Methodist Church in Troy, Coldwater Cafe and other local buildings as well as a replica of a Fordson tractor and a Studebaker wagon. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Tuesday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ ◆ (937) 339-0457 Amish quilt display DAYTON — The Aullwood Audubon Center is hosting its Amish quilt display. The 200-acre nature sanctuary will have a dazzling display of Amish quilts reflecting the finest examples of Amish workmanship. The exhibit has nearly 200 items including approximately 100 Amishmade quilts and wall hangings. All the quilts will be for sale after the exhibit closes in October. 1000 Aullwood Road ◆ Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. ◆ Adults $4, children 2-18 $2 ◆ org ◆ (937) 890-7360 Photography at Hayner TROY — “Capturing Tranquil Moments: Photographs by J. Paul Bruce and Billy Woody” is on display at the TroyHayner Cultural Center through Sunday. Bruce is exhibiting black and white photographs, some with a strategic placement of hand-painted

color, and giclee prints on canvas that are hand embellished with acrylics. Woody is displaying black and white and color prints that focus on early mornings and abandoned places taken in the American West, the Smoky Mountains, Kentucky, Ohio and the Miami Valley. Both photographers take an everyday scene and make it art. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Open during Hayner Center’s hours ◆ Free admission ◆ ◆ (937) 339-0457

Family fun Fort Rowdy Gathering COVINGTON — A depiction of a bustling, small trading village set in the late 1700s and early 1800s is what guests step into when they enter the Covington Community Park the first weekend of October for the Fort Rowdy Gathering. Falling leaves and the smell of open fires lure visitors to the event, and all the homemade foods, arts and crafts will have people wanting to linger there for the weekend festivities. Authentic demonstrations, contests, games and entertainment throughout the two-day event add up to fun and enjoyment for the whole family. The 208-foot portable footbridge will carry visitors across the Stillwater River to the Mountainman Encampments and a true feeling of life of a bygone era. Covington Community Park ◆ Saturday and Sunday all day starting at 9:30 a.m.


Free admission ◆ Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival YELLOW SPRINGS — Young’s Jersey Dairy’s 35th annual Fall Farm Pumpkin Festival is Saturday and Sunday. Young’s has many fun family activities planned for the weekend, including a corn maze, cow milking demonstrations, caramel apple making, pumpkin doughnut hole making, pumpkin painting, a human-powered pumpkin launcher, Young’s Farmstead cheese samples and cheese production tour. If you enjoy farm animals, homemade ice cream, good food, thousands of pumpkins and friendly conversation, Young’s is the place to be. 6880 Springfield-Xenia Road ◆ Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. ◆ Free admission, prices may apply for some activities ◆ Wings and Things WRIGHT-PATTERSON, AFB — The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force will host the guest lecture “Wings and Things” Thursday evening. Retired Lt. Col. John Bessette presents “Covert Air Reconnaissance in Europe: USAFE Operations, 1946-1990” during this special presentation in the museum’s Carney Auditorium. 1100 Spaatz St. ◆ Thursday 7 p.m. ◆ Free admission ◆ mil ◆ (937) 255-3286 ◆

For a cause Riding for Babies TROY — Monkey’s Billiards and Grill is

hosting a fundraiser for the American SIDS Institute. Riding for Babies, a poker run and after party, will be Saturday. Registration is at 1 p.m., with the first bike out at 3 p.m. The last bike in is at 7 p.m.

Cost is $10 per motorcycle, $5 more with a passenger. The event is sponsored by Tribe M/C. The band See Alice Jones will perform for the after party at Monkey’s. Z Performance will be at Monkey’s with a

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‘50/50’ Inspired by personal experiences, “50/50” is an original story about friendship, love, survival and finding humor in unlikely places. In the film, best friends’ lives are changed by a cancer diagnosis. Starring: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard Genre, rating: Comedy and drama — R

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt (left) and Seth Rogen in “50/50”

Successful publisher Will Atenton quit a job in New York City to relocate his wife, Libby, and two girls to a quaint New England town. But as they settle into their new life, they discover their perfect home was the murder scene of a mother and her children. Starring: Daniel Craig, Naomi Watts, Rachel Weisz Genre, rating: Thriller — PG-13

‘What’s Your Number’ Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz Ally Darling embarks on a quest to find the best “ex” of her life, by in “Dream House” any means necessary, when she reads a magazine article warning that people who have had 20 or more relationships have missed their chance at true love. Starring: Anna Faris, Chris Evans Genre, rating: Comedy — R

Still showing ‘Abduction’ A teen finds himself in mortal danger after realizing that his entire childhood has been built on lies. Realizing that the people who raised him aren’t his real parents after stumbling across a childhood photo of himself on a website devoted to missing children, the frightened teen flees for his life as FBI agents race to protect him and uncover the truth about his mysterious past. Starring: Taylor Lautner, Lily Collins, Alfred Molina, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Isaacs Genre, rating: Action — PG-13

‘Dolphin Tale’

Swimming free, a young dolphin is caught in a crab trap, severely damaging her tail. She is rescued and transported to the Clearwater Marine Hospital, where she is named Winter. Without a tail, Winter’s prognosis is dire. It will take the expertise of a dedicated marine biologist, the ingenuity of a brilliant prosthetics doctor, and the unwavering devotion of a young boy to bring about a groundbreaking miracle. Starring: Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Harry Connick Jr. Genre, rating: Kids/family — PG

‘Moneyball’ Based on a true story, this film is the story of Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to put together a baseball club on a budget by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players. Starring: Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Wright Genre, rating: Drama/sports — PG-13

Now out on DVD • “Carlos” • “Good Neighbors” • “Viva Riva!” • “The Stool Pigeon” • “Angel of Evil” • “Treasures 5: The West, 18981938” • “The Phantom Carriage” • “The Hour” • “How to Make It in America: The Complete First Season” • “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - The Eleventh Season” • “CSI: Miami The Ninth Season” • “CSI: New York - The Seventh Season” • “How I Met Your Mother: The Complete Season Six” • “The Middle: The Complete Second Season” • “Hung: The Complete Second Season” • “The Cleveland Show: The Complete Season Two” • “Army Wives: The Complete Fifth Season” • “Ben-Hur 50th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition” • “Mimic: The Director’s Cut” • “The Blood Trilogy” • “Basket Case”


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Home and Away with Dana Wolfe Soup’s on! Fall is here

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 cup water It seems like everyone grilling steaks on the etables. No matter how 1/2 cup chopped I have spoken to recently grill, we are sitting you choose to serve your pecaons have said, “Doesn’t soup around a fire pit cooking soup — as a main meal, 1/2 cup dark chocolate sound good right now?” hotdogs and drinking appetizer or even a chips, preferrably 60 perOr “It’s soup weather.” apple cider all while dessert — you have to cent cocoa It’s funny how we are wearing our best football admit it is the ultimate Preheat the oven to just programmed by the sweatshirt (go Bucks). It’s comfort food. 325 degrees. Lighly seasons and all the just that time of year in Trainer Tammy’s grease a 9-inch by 5-inch changes that come with Ohio! Tips: As the seasons loaf pan with butter. it. On Labor Day we are Soup is a comfort food change from summer to Combine flour, cinnamon wearing shorts and that helps us get through fall, it reminds me that and salt in a bowl. Whisk Hawaiian-printed shirts, the cool evenings of fall. change is constant. I no- and set aside. laying out in the sun with You put a pot on in the tice some days my usual In another large bowl, ice tea in one hand and morning, letting it cook run is a little harder or combine butter, honey the grill tongs in the all day. The smell of it my flow from one yoga and sugar and beat for 2 other, listening to Jimmy cooking alone drives you pose to another is a little minutes. Add the eggs Buffett. The very next crazy. off. Whether it be a and lightly beat until just week, we are replacing Where did soup come change in weather, a combined. Mix in pumpthe red, white and blue from? It is common change in my body or a kin and vanilla — do not wreath on the front door knowledge that the word change in my life situaovermix. Gradually beat with a dried fall arrange- soup comes from the tion, change is constant. in the flour mixture in ment and instead of same source as the Eng- During these times, it is thirds. Dilute baking lish term “sop,” meaning easy to forget the mainsoda in 1/4 cup hot (not a piece of bread soaked in stays of good health, boiling) water, then beat liquid. In the days before which will keep our bod- into batter. Stir in by adding meat to the soup ies and minds ready to hand, the chocolate chips pot, it was used as a filler, handle a flux in life. Sim- and chopped nuts. only using vegetables and ple things like keeping up Pour the batter into broth. with an exercise routine, the pan and bake at 325 Various evidence, ineating healthy, getting for approximately 55 to iN75 is an cluding residue sticking plenty of sleep and 65 minutes. Remove from entertainment guide to pots that have been spending time with those pan and place on a wire and marketing found at dig sites, tells us we love can bring comfort rack to cool. If you plan to publication of Ohio man was regularly conduring any transition. serve this to guests and Community Media, suming soup by the Iron Change is constant, con- want clean slices, then which includes the and Bronze ages. The An- sistency is key. Try this allow it to cool for 30 Piqua Daily Call, cient Romans ate soup, fall recipe. minutes. Otherwise dig in Sidney Daily News including a type of fish Pumpkin Pecan Bread after 5 minutes. and Troy Daily News broth cooked in wine and 1/3 cup unsalted butspices. Today, our world of ter, softened at room temCream of Chicken soup is much more vast perature Broccoli Cheese Soup and sophisticated with 1/4 cup honey 1.5- to 2-pound chicken thick soups such as bouil1/2 cup packed natural breast labaisse, which is bebrown sugar 4 cups water Contact iN75 editor tween soup and stew. 1 teaspoon vanilla ex4 cups chopped fresh Lindy Jurack at tract Other countries have broccoli 2 eggs added to the soup line by 1/2 cup chopped onion or (937) 440-5255 1 1/2 cup pumpkin having their own vari1/2 cup chopped celery For advertising, call puree eties, such as Russian 2 garlic cloves, minced Becky Smith at 1 3/4 cup white whole borscht, Spanish gazpa1 15-ounce can cream(937) 498-5980 wheat flour cho and Pot-au-Feu, a style corn or Leiann Stewart at 1/2 teaspoon kosher French clear soup made 1 1/2 cups shredded (947) 440-5252 from boiled beef and veg- salt cheddar cheese

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1 cup half and half Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup seasoned croutons In a 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven or large stock pot, cook chicken breasts in water until done (meat separating from the bones). Remove chicken to cutting board. Add broccoli, onion, celery and garlic broth to pan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook 15 minutes or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, remove skin and bones from chicken breasts, cutting into bite-size pieces. When vegetables are done, add chopped chicken, corn, cheese and half and half. Heat thoroughly, stirring until cheese is melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle into serving bowls, and top with croutons.

2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 49.5-ounce can of chicken broth 2 teaspoons oregano 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning Saute garlic and onion in oil in a saucepan. Add and lightly saute carrots, zucchini and cauliflower. Add broth, rice and tomatoes and bring to a boil. Simmer 35 minutes or until rice is soft. Add seasonings.

Easy Potato Soup 4 medium onions 2 stalks celery 4 tablespoons butter 4 medium potatoes 4 cups chicken broth (canned or homemade) Salt and pepper to taste Chop onion and celery finely. Melt butter in a stock pot that will hold 4 quarts. Saute onions and celery until onions are translucent, about 5-10 minutes. Peel potatoes and cut into small cubes. Yummy Vegetable Soup Add potatoes and 1 yellow zucchini, chicken broth to soup chopped pot. 3-4 large carrots, Bring to a boil. Reduce chopped heat and simmer until po1 cup uncooked brown tatoes are tender. Puree rice about half of the soup in 1 15-ounce can diced a blender. Return this tomatoes, undrained mixture to the pot. This 1/2 small cauliflower, will help make it thick. chopped Season to taste with salt 1/2 cup diced onions and pepper.

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Popular local sculptor’s art on display at Bear’s Mill GREENVILLE — “Art at the Mill” will feature the unique sculptures of New Knoxville resident Gary Hovey during the month of October. In addition to Hovey’s realistic wildlife pieces created from stainless steel flatware, paintings by his son David will be on display at historic Bear’s Mill from Friday through Oct. 23. The exhibit opens with a reception Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. Patrons can chat with the artists and enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks while viewing the artwork. “Gary’s amazing work has been among the most popular we’ve presented since beginning our artists’ series,” said Julie Clark, mill retail manager and gallery coordinator. “His appealing forms immediately attract attention, then elicit surprise when, upon closer inspection, the viewer realizes that the piece is made from

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Gary Hovey’s artwork, shown here, is sculpted from stainless steel flatware. Hovey’s work is on display at Bear’s Mill in Greenville throughout October. His son’s artwork also is exhibited. forks, knives and spoons.” Clark said David Hovey, a graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, has inherited his parents’ creative talents, earning awards for his art work which tells stories in paint. “We are very excited to include David’s excellent paintings alongside his father’s three-dimensional work,” she said. “David’s portraits evoke

true elements of human expression, raising provocative questions with the complex perspective he brings to his subjects. He is an exciting multi-faceted artist with a bright future ahead of him.” Art at the Mill is on view during regular mill store hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and Sunday, and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PAC offers Pumpkin Grams PIQUA — The Piqua Arts Council is providing an opportunity for individuals to send a Pumpkin Gram to friends, family and co-workers in the Piqua area. As the harvest season begins, individuals will have the opportunity to show their support for the Piqua Arts Council and its programs. For a donation, the arts council will deliver the Pumpkin Gram to the door of the chosen recipient. The pumpkins are locally grown, 1520 pounds, with a seasonal gift tag and ribbon. The tag will wish them a happy autumn and let them know that their

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