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On a recent stop in Hillsboro, the heart of Highland County, a visitor noted “this looks like the America I always read about”. From the 1842 court-house that is still in use to the locally owned shops and restaurants the city has retained the flavor of small town life while being firmly established in the 21st century. Within the borders of Highland County can be found a thriving Amish and Mennonite population as well as high tech companies that service the aircraft and auto industry. A high volume, automated candle works co-exists with locally made natural soy candles that are manufactured at their uptown store. Modern grocery merchants compliment the many local produce markets and butchers. Residents enjoy the best of modern life but in a peaceful, beautiful setting in the foot hills of Appalachia. From the city it is just a short, scenic drive out Route 50 into the center of the county or from Route 32 it’s a short drive up Route 62 to Hillsboro. At the intersection of Routes 50, 73, 124, 62 and 138 the journey is a pleasant one that avoids traffic and congestion while enjoying the sights of southern Ohio’s countryside. The communities of Greenfield, Leesburg and Lynchburg are minutes away from the main city of Hillsboro and each offer unique attractions for a day or weekend trip. Starting the day early could include a real country breakfast at one of the locally owned diners or a quick stop at the Amish bakery for donuts and coffee. A day might include visits to the numerous shops in the county or a day on one of the two lakes in the county. Nightlife is relaxed and friendly with a downtown theater offering local talent and a rural barn makes a great setting for nationally known blues and rock bands. Several locally owned hotels and bed and breakfast homes offer low cost accommodations as well as cabins and camping at the state parks. Your weekend trip to Highland County might be the best value around.

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MUSIC cultures place an even greater value on music education than we have here in the U.S. The discipline and the joy of learning piano, guitar or singing with a choir has proven to be very positive for many. Alzheimer patients have improved moods and calmer behavior, even improved memory when music is used as therapy. We recall memories, good and not-sogood, when we hear a familiar piece of music. Music can evoke sadness, pain, heartache, but also joy, serenity, peace and encouragement. So we take the time in this issue to introduce you to some of the music going on in our neck of the woods. Maybe it will inspire you to knock the dust off that old guitar or take some time to tickle the ivories again. Maybe it’s time to sign up for those violin lessons you promised you would take someday. I read this recently: “In many shamanic societies, if you came to a shaman or medicine person complaining of being disheartened, dispirited, or depressed, they would ask one of four questions: When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing? When did you stop being enchanted by stories? When did you stop finding comfort in the sweet territory of silence? Dancing, singing, storytelling, and silence are the four universal healing salves and where we have stopped them is where we have experienced the loss of soul.” So what do you say? Let’s make a little music, tell a couple stories and take some time to appreciate silence. It’ll be good for the soul! Oh, and pass the salt, please!

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I remember the first time my daughter, Darcy, sang her ABC’s. I recall Granddad Mills making his way off the stage at church, clapping his hands and shaking the hands of those in the congregation as he sang, “and when the battle’s over, we shall wear a crown…” I remember hearing “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles for the first time sitting on the lawn with my brother outside his dorm room at Kansas City Art Institute. I will never forget gathering with family at Aunt Ruthie’s gravesite while her son, Mike, strummed his guitar as we all sang our way through our grief. Then there was that Bob Dylan concert at Riverbend. I could hardly believe I was witnessing a live performance of “Like a Rolling Stone”. A family get-together in days gone by often ended up with my dad and his two sisters harmonizing and singing old hymns as their mother played the piano. I will never forget Dad’s beautiful tenor voice or sitting with him as we took in a performance of “The Messiah” with the Canton Symphony Orchestra. There’s so many more: “Sakura” plucked on a samisen as Japanese dancers float across the floor in brightly painted silk kimonos; the hauntingly melodic sound of voice and instrument of Over the Rhine in a concert on Christmas Eve; the soundtrack of “O, Brother, Where Art Thou?”; the National Anthem; singing songs of worship with only my husband in the privacy of our car as we roll along down the road. We have long heard about the profound effect music has on our ability to learn. Many

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What is your favorite Beatles song? Do I have to choose just one? My favorite has always been “Let It Be,” but I really enjoy anything my children can croon from the backseat on road trips from “All You Need Is Love” to “Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da.” What one piece of advice would you give to your younger self? Don't change anything ... enjoy the victories; make mistakes, learn from them, keep growing.

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Enhancing our musical vocabulary Like many people, I love music. And, also like many people, I have throughout my life tinkered with playing music just enough to entertain myself and occasionally others, such as once in a while subjecting church congregations to barely competent solos of favorite hymns or popular Christian music. I play just enough piano and guitar to be dangerous. So I have long admired, even envied, those who have mastered a musical instrument and can sit down on a piano bench or pick up a horn and play from a sheet of music thrust in front of them. I wish I could do that. In this edition of Salt, we bring to you some of the talented musicians and bands who entertain local, regional and even national audiences with a wide variety of musical forms – from rock’n’roll to country to bluegrass. What comes through with each telling is the pure joy derived from making music, and the happiness it brings to those who listen, clap or dance along to the melodies. Whether it’s a group that has achieved national recognition and plaudits like Over the Rhine, or a local band, Streetwise, specializing in classic rock covers, the common thread that connects them all is the love of what they do. No one we talked to plays music because they have to or because they consider it their job. They are inspired by the music itself. They thrill to the interaction with their audiences. They delight in finding new avenues to express their emotions and their interests through the presentation of their music. Music is a language all its own, and one that most of us speak on some level. We hope you enjoy learning more about just a few of the talented musicians across our region, and that it helps enhance your own musical vocabulary. GARY ABERNATHY Gary Abernathy is publisher/editor-in-chief of The Times-Gazette in Hillsboro, and the editor of Salt.

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Beautiful sounds or unbearable screeching? It’s all in the ears of the beholder.

music by Kay Frances

“It’s just a lot of noise and you can’t understand the words!” - Every parent to

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every teenager since the beginning of time.

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Music.What’s not to like? Plenty. It’s all a matter of perspective. Every generation has “their” music and every generation’s music has its fans and detractors. Just like “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” one person’s “music” is another person’s unspeakable horror. Naturally, I think the best music came out of the 1960s and 1970s because that is when I came of age. Also, that is when the best music came out. As I recall, my dad didn’t see it that way. I insisted that we listen to “my” station while we were in the car. It would’ve been nice if I could’ve enjoyed the music without Dad’s wry, dry running commentary. I remember listening to Grand Funk Railroad’s “Closer to Home.” They ended the song with the line, “I’m getting closer to my home.” And, they sang it twenty-three times. Dad: “They better get home soon, ‘cause I’m getting closer to changing that station!” Dad had no appreciation for the soulful beauty of Bill Withers’ “Ain’t No Sunshine,” either, particularly when it got to the part where Bill repeatedly sings, “I know.” Twenty-six times.Yes, I counted them. Dad: “I know this: I’m going to be changing this station in about 5 more ‘I knows’!” I guess you could say Dad was a hopeless non-romantic because he had no patience for songs about desperate love. He really scoffed at

Vikki Carr’s 1967 hit, “It Must Be Him.” “And as I grab the phone I pray Let it please be him Oh dear God It must be him! It must be him! Or I shall die Or I shall die! Oh hello, hello, My dear God, it must be him! But it's not him and then I die That's when I die.” Dad: “Oh, now that’s just pathetic! That young lady needs to get away from the phone and go outside for some fresh air!” In 1967, when you waited “by the phone,” you literally waited BY THE PHONE because it was tethered to the wall. It’s not like you could take your cell phone outside while you waited to see if you were going to get to live another day. Most people would agree that Percy Sledge’s 1966 song, “When a Man Loves a Woman” is one of the most beautiful love songs ever written. Not my dad. “When a man loves a woman Spend his very last dime Tryin' to hold on to what he needs He'd give up all his comfort Sleep out in the rain If she said that's the way it ought to be.” Dad: “If I sleep out in the rain, it better be because I’m on a camping trip and have a leak in my tent!” I could kind of see his point on some songs. When I heard Leslie Gore wail, “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to,” I

England which is why I didn’t really understand them, but now I think they were just making stuff up. Have a little taste of “Rubber Biscuit,” first recorded in 1956, then again in 1979 by The Blues Brothers: “Cow cow wanna dib-a-doo Chick'n hon-a-chick-a-chick hole-a-hubba Hell fried chuck-a-lucka wanna jubba Hi-low 'n-ay wanna dubba hubba.” “Cow cow wanna dib-a-doo?” Talk about UDDER nonsense! No generation is exempt from nonsensical lyrics. Take a gander at a few of the lyrics from the 1940 song, “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered:” “Romance-Finis Your chance-finis Those ants that invaded my pants-finis Bewitched, bothered and bewildered no more.” Say, WHAT? Sorry, but if I literally had ants in my pants, I’d be more than a little bothered and definitely bewildered. Then there was “Bibbidi-BobbidiBoo” (1948), “In a Gadda Da Vida” (1968) and “Chick-A-Boom” (1971). It hasn’t gotten any better in recent times. Here’s a little snippet from the 2003 song by Cam’ron, “Get “em Girls:” "And I'm lockey, lockey, leave you pokey, pokey No Rice a Roni, that's the Okey, Dokey Me and Toby homie, make you do the hokey pokey." Okay, now THAT makes sense.You put your left foot in, you put your left foot out. I get it. Even Dad would like that one: “No Rice a Roni? I don’t blame him! Never could stand the stuff myself…”

The Beatles, 1964

Bill WIthers, 1976

(Photo by Columbia Records)

Bruno Mars, 2010

(Photo by Chrizta T.)

KAY FRANCES Kay is a Motivational Humorist who encourages people to “laugh more, stress less and take care of yourself!” She gives humorous keynote presentations and stress management workshops all over the United States. She is the author of “The Funny Thing about Stress; A Seriously Humorous Guide to a Happier Life.” To order the book or find out more about Kay, visit her website at:

Taylor Swift, 2010

(Photo by David Shankbone)

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couldn’t help but think that it must’ve been kind of a drag for her guests. And speaking of “Kind of a Drag,” this was a 1967 hit by the Buckinghams which bemoaned that “it’s kind of a drag when your baby don’t love you.” What a bunch of whiners. With bad grammar to boot. And, no generation is exempt from over-the-top expressions of love. In the 2010 Bruno Mars hit, “Just the Way You Are,” he gushed, “When I see your face, there's not a thing that I would change ‘Cause you're amazing, just the way you are.” I’m guessing he hasn’t seen her first thing in the morning; the drool, the crusty eyes, the sheet marks on her face… And then there’s love gone bad. A genre all its own. Let’s take a look at a couple of today’s artists. Taylor Swift (“I Knew You Were Trouble,” “Cold as You” and “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together”) and Adele (“Melt My Heart to Stone” and “Cold Shoulder”). I’m wondering if these two would even have careers if not for their lousy love lives. Seriously, ladies. Fish in another dating pool. We’re starting to think the problem is NOT all the men in the world; it might be you. Dad thought the lyrics made no sense even when he could actually understand what they were singing. You can imagine his horror at the truly nonsensical songs. Consider these examples: “I Am the Walrus” by the Beatles, 1967: “Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come. Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday. Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long. I am the eggman (woo), they are the eggmen (woo), I am the walrus, Coo coo, kachoo.” HUH? I’ve often wondered if the Beatles were just playing an inside joke on the rest of us all those years. I can just see the Lads from Liverpool laughing raucously in the recording studio as they tried to see how many nonsensical words and phrases they could string together. I used to think that a lot of their references were indigenous to

Intimidated by

Hearts and Flowers Day? Save yourself a trip to the city and a $150 dinner bill – make something special at home!

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By Andrea L. Chaffin Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Are you ready? If you’re married or in a relationship, that question alone could have been enough to make your heart start beating erratically with stress. Did you order the typical flowers, or pick up the box of fancy chocolates and a card? Then there’s making the reservation to that expensive restaurant in the city, where the portions are too small and topped with things you can’t spell (what is a mousselin, and who really wants to eat goose liver anyway?). Since Valentine’s Day falls on a Thursday this year, you’ll probably have to rush home from work only to re-primp and change into another uncomfortable dress before jumping

back into the car to make the expedition to the restaurant, where you’ll awkwardly wait 35 minutes for a table. During the drive back home, perhaps you’ll each sit in silence and justify the $150 bill you just paid (it’s Valentine’s Day — this is what people do, right?), and when you walk into the door again, you’ll likely have just enough time to change into your PJs before falling face-first into the pillow. Because, after all, Feb. 15 will be just another Friday at the office and corporate doesn’t usually consider the Valentine’s Day or the day after a holiday. Ah, how romantic. Well, not really. Why not stay at home this year? Skip the cliché traditions (well, he

could still pick up chocolate and wine — I won’t argue with that!) and stay in for a cozy, truly romantic evening. Cooking an easy, weeknight meal amped up for the occasion will do the trick, and leave enough time to pop a movie into the DVD player. Here is the perfect weeknight menu, with a couple of tips to make it a little fancier: skip the paper plates, put away your cell phones, borrow the candle from the living room and pull out the wine glasses. Happy Valentine’s Day! ANDREA CHAFFIN Andrea is a staff writer for the Wilmington News Journal and an OSU graduate. She enjoys piddling in her garden, wasting a Saturday reading, cooking, singing in the car and taking photos.

Hot Italian Main Dish The way to every man’s heart is through his stomach, and an Italian main dish easily takes care of it. That’s amoré! To take it up a notch from the average Thursday night meal, splurge some on a block of real Parmesan cheese and a bunch of fresh Italian parsley or basil to serve over the top. This recipe can be easily translated into as many servings you’d like to make (and makes great leftovers for Friday’s work lunch!)

Happy Valentine’s Day, my love.

Chicken Parmesan 2 to 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded 1/2-inch thick 1 cup Italian-style breadcrumbs (give panko, Japanese breadcrumbs, a try!) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 eggs, beaten 2 tablespoons shortening, for frying 1 cup grated mozzarella/provolone cheese blend

I sure am hungry. I wonder if she is making us a Valentine’s Dinner.

Beat eggs in small bowl. Combine breadcrumbs and cheese into separate container with a flat bottom. After pounding out chicken, dip into eggs, then into breadcrumb mixture. Repeat. Heat skillet to medium-high heat and add shortening. Fry chicken on both sides until seared and brown, but not cooked through. Transfer chicken into casserole dish and spoon your favorite tomato sauce over most of the meat. (I like to leave the sauce off of edges of the chicken for extra crunch and a variation in texture.) Top with cheese and bake at 400º F until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 160º F. Garnish with chopped parsley or basil and more Parmesan cheese. If desired, serve with spaghetti.

A Sizzling Side I was too timid to try fresh asparagus until last year. Man, I was missing out. Not only is it an easy, delicious vegetable choice, it surely looks fancy compared to a drained can of green beans. Be prepared to move after you add the garlic, because it can cook (and burn) quickly. If you like your asparagus softer, wait a bit longer to add the garlic so it doesn’t burn.

Garlic-infused Asparagus 2 tablespoons olive oil 1-2 cloves fresh garlic half-bunch of fresh asparagus (about a dozen spears), rinsed

(P.S. Asparagus is a natural aphrodisiac, wink, wink.)

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Heat a skillet to medium and add oil. Slice garlic cloves, but not too thinly. Place asparagus into skillet and add garlic. Sauté until desired texture is reached, pulling out garlic if it begins to burn. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.

Everyone Deserves a Happy Ending It’s not Valentine’s Day without chocolate! I’ve never met a brownie I didn’t like, but this one is for the true chocolate fans with its rich cocoa flavor. I recently came upon this recipe online at one weeknight when the chocolate craving struck and I discovered I didn’t have a box of brownie mix. Like me, you probably already have everything in the pantry for this scaleddown recipe. To make it Valentine’s Day-worthy, stir up a batch of this refreshing raspberry sauce.

Homemade Brownies with Raspberry Sauce Brownies

For sauce:

1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup white sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 pint fresh (or frozen, thawed) raspberries 1/8 cup white sugar 1 Tablespoon orange juice 1 Tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup water

Combine the raspberries, sugar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Whisk the cornstarch into the cold water until smooth. Add the mixture to Preheat oven to 350º F. Grease and the saucepan and bring to a boil. flour an 8-inch square pan. Simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly, Melt 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan until the desired consistency is reached. The or microwave. Combine butter in sauce will thicken further as it cools. If desired, bowl and stir in sugar, eggs, and puree the sauce in a blender or with a handheld vanilla. Add in cocoa, flour, salt and immersion blender and strain it through a fine baking powder. Spread batter into sieve. Serve warm or cold. The sauce will keep prepared pan. in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to Place sauce in squeezable container (like a 30 minutes or until toothpick comes clean ketchup or mustard bottle) and draw a out clean. Do not overcook! design across the plate. Or, spoon some onto the plate and quickly slide spoon to make design. Place brownie over sauce and garnish with powdered sugar.

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Baked Potato Soup.......................................33

Meatloaf ........................................................18

Brownies with Raspberry Sauce ................14

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad .................19

Chicken Parmesan ......................................13

Roast Adobo Pork Loin................................18

Chicken Wild Rice Soup .............................33

Savory Beef Tenderloin ...............................17

Chipotle Cheeseburger..............................19

Shredded Chicken Tacos............................17

Easy Sweet Chili ..........................................33

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup.............................33

Garlic-infused Asparagus...........................13

Three Bean Salad.........................................17

Grilled Pork Chops and Onions.................18

Wholesome Bean Chili................................16

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri ........19

Zippy Black Bean Dip .................................16

Ice Cream Sliders ........................................18

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Great recipes from south-of-the-border and a few traditional dishes with a mexican twist to spice up your dinner table!

Wholesome Bean Chili Serves 6, Prep time: 20 min., Total time: 1 hr., 30 min. 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) red kidney beanss 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 lb. ground beef 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 tsp. minced garlic, or 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce 3 tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1/2 tsp. sugar salt and pepper to taste hot sauce (optional)

Zippy Black Bean Dip

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Makes 2½ cups, Prep time: 5 min., Total time: 10 min. 2 cans (15.5 oz. each) black beans drained and rinsed ¼cup small red onion, finely chopped ¼cup medium tomato, finely chopped ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1 pickled jalapeño, seeded and finely chopped, about 1 tbsp. (optional) ¾ tsp. ground cumin 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp. lemon juice salt and pepper to taste assorted cut vegetables, for serving 1. In bowl of blender or food processor, combine beans, onions, tomatoes cilantro, garlic, jalapeño, if desired, cumin, olive oil and lemon juice. Puree until smooth, about 2 minutes, season with salt and pepper. 2. Transfer bean dip to bowl, season to taste. Serve with vegetables.

1. Drain beans, reserving liquid; set aside. Heat oil in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepot over medium-high heat. Add beef, onions and garlic; cook until browned, breaking up meat with a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes. Stir in reserved bean liquid, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili powder and cumin. Bring beef mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens, about 1 hour. 2. Stir reserved beans into meat mixture. Cook until heated through, about 10 minutes more. Stir in sugar; season with salt and pepper. Divide chili evenly among serving bowls. Garnish with hot sauce, if desired.

Three Bean Salad Serves 8, Prep time: 10 min., Total time: 15 min. Salad: 1 can (15.5 oz.) blackeye peas, drained and rinsed 1 can (15.5 oz.) chick peas, drained and rinsed 1 can (15.5 oz.) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped (2 cups) 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped (about 1 cup) 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro Dressing: 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar 2 packets GOYA® Salad and Vegetable Seasoning 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1. In large serving bowl, mix together blackeye peas, chick peas, kidney beans, cucumbers, peppers, and cilantro. 2. In small bowl, whisk together vinegar, salad, vegetable seasoning and lemon juice. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, whisking constantly, until blended. Pour dressing over bean mixture. Toss well to coat completely.

Shredded Chicken Tacos Serves 4, Prep time: 10 min., Total time: 50 min. 2 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce 2 tsp. white distilled vinegar 2 tsp. minced garlic 3½ tsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. oregano leaf ½ tsp. sugar 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 lbs. bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts salt and pepper to taste 1 pkt. (10 oz.) corn tortillas, warmed For the Garnish: ¼ cup finely chopped white onions 1 lime, cut into wedges 2 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh cilantro Hot Sauce

Savory Beef Tenderloin Serves 4, Prep time: 5 min., Total time: 20 min. 4 beef tenderloin steaks (6 oz. each), about 1 ½" thick salt and pepper to taste 2 tbsp. butter 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley

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1. Season beef with salt and pepper on both sides. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add steaks to pan and cook until well browned and medium rare, flipping once, about 6 minutes. Transfer meat to a plate; cover with foil to keep warm. 2. Lower heat to medium. Add garlic to skillet and cook until light golden brown, about 1 minute. Add parsley and cook 30 seconds more. 3. Divide steaks evenly among serving dishes. Top steaks evenly with garlic mixture.

1. In medium bowl, mix together tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, and sugar. Season with adobo; set aside. 2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Season chicken with adobo. Cook chicken, turning once, until light golden brown on both sides, about 5 minutes. Add reserved tomato sauce mixture to pan; bring to a boil (be careful, the tomato sauce can splatter). Lower heat to medium low. Simmer, covered, until cooked through (thermometer will register 170°F when inserted into thickest part of breast), flipping once, about 20 minutes. 3. Transfer chicken to cutting board; reserve sauce in pan. Remove and discard bones and skin. Using two forks, shred chicken breast. Transfer chicken to skillet with sauce, mixing to combine; continue to cook until sauce reduces and blends into chicken, and mixture begins to caramelize, about 10 minutes more. 4. Transfer chicken mixture to serving bowl. Spoon into warmed corn tortillas. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, avocados and/or onions, if desired. Sprinkle with hot sauce, if desired.

Roast Adobo Pork Loin Give your family’s everyday pork loin recipe a major flavor boost with a simple homemade adobo rub. Just mix adobo seasoning with chili powder, cumin, brown sugar, cinnamon, and a few tablespoons of olive oil. Rub over the pork, roast until golden brown, and prepare for the compliments to roll in! Serves 4, Prep time: 5 min., Total time: 40 min., plus resting time 2 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. adobo seasoning 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. packed dark brown sugar 1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 (2 lb.) boneless pork loin roast 1. Heat oven to 450°F. In small bowl, mix together chili powder, Adobo, cumin, dark brown sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Stir olive oil into adobo mixture until completely saturated. 2. Using paper towels, pat pork loin dry. Rub pork all over with adobo mixture. Transfer pork to foil-lined roasting pan. Cook until pork is dark golden brown and instant-read thermometer registers 145°F when inserted into center of loin, about 35 minutes. 3. Transfer pork to platter; tent with foil to keep warm. Let rest 10-15 minutes before slicing. Serve with accumulated juices.

Grilled Pork Chops and Onions Serves 6, Prep time: 5 min., Total time: 25 min., plus marinating time 6 bone-in pork chops (¾” – 1” thick) 1 large yellow onion, cut into ¾”-thick rounds 1 can (7 oz.) chipotle peppers in sauce Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste 1. In a zip-top bag or a large container with a lid, combine the pork, onions and chipotle pepper with sauce. Seal bag and transfer to refrigerator; chill at least 3 hours, or overnight. 2. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat, or heat a large, lightlygreased grill pan over medium-high heat. Remove pork and onions from the marinade; discard any leftover liquid. Season pork with adobo. Cook pork until golden brown and internal temperature registers 160° F on a quick-read thermometer, , flipping once, 15 – 20 minutes. Cook onions until soft and golden brown, about 10 minutes. 3. Divide pork and onions evenly among serving dishes. * If you do not have a self-sealing bag, be sure to use a non-reactive container such as a glass or stainless steel baking dish to marinate your chops. Do not use aluminum.

Meatloaf Serves 6, Prep time: 10 min., Total time: 2 hrs.

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1 bottle (14 oz.) dulce de leche or caramel ice cream topping 1 pkg. (3.5 oz.) GOYA® Maria Cookies 1 carton (2 pints) ice cream (any flavor) slightly softened 1 cup finely chopped nuts, candy bars and/or sprinkles, for garnish. 1. Using butter knife, spread 1 tsp dulce de leche on back side of each maria cookie. Arrange cookies on plastic-lined baking tray. 2. Using 2-oz ice cream scoop, or heaping tablespoon measure, spoon ice cream on half of cookies. Top ice cream with remaining cookies to form mini ice cream sandwiches; press down gently. Transfer sheet to freezer; freeze until firm, about 1 hour. 3. Using butter knife, trim edges of cookies to smooth edges. Place nuts, candy bars and/or sprinkles on separate plates. Roll edges of cookies in toppings. Serve immediately.

1 can (8 oz.) Tomato Sauce 2 tbsp. brown sugar 1½ tbsp. adobo seasoning (divided) 1 tsp. dijon mustard 1½ lbs. ground beek 1 cup seasoned breadcrumbs ½ cup onions, finely diced 1 egg, beaten 1 tbsp. minced Garlic 1. Heat oven to 400˚F. In small bowl, mix together tomato sauce, brown sugar, 1 tbsp. adobo and mustard; set aside. 2. In large bowl, mix together meatloaf mix, ¾ cup tomato sauce mixture, breadcrumbs, onions, beaten egg, garlic and remaining adobo until well combined. Form meat mixture into oblong loaf shape. Transfer meat to greased 2-lb. loaf pan; cover with foil. 3. Transfer loaf pan to oven; cook until internal temperature registers 165˚F on quick-read thermometer, about 1 hr., 30 min. 4. Remove pan from oven; discard foil. Carefully drain and discard fat in pan. Heat broiler. Spoon remaining tomato sauce mixture on loaf. Cook until sauce turns dark golden brown, about 10 minutes more. Remove from oven; let rest 10-15 min. 5. To serve, slice meatloaf into 6 portions; serve warm.

Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri Serves 4, Prep time: 20 min., Total time: 30 min. For the Chimichurri Sauce: ½ cup packed fresh cilantro, finely chopped ½ cup packed fresh parsley, finely chopped 2 tbsp. packed fresh oregano, finely chopped ¼ red onion, finely chopped (about 3 tbsp.) 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1/8 tsp. hot pepper flakes (optional) 2 tbsp. Lemon Juice 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar ½ cup extra virgin olive oil adobo seasoning to taste For the Skirt Steak 1 lbs. skirt steak, cut into four 4-oz. pieces 2 packets GOYA® Sazón without Annatto adobo seasoning to taste 1. In a small bowl, combine cilantro, parsley, oregano, onion, garlic and hot pepper flakes, if desired. Stir in lemon juice and vinegar. Slowly drizzle in olive oil, stirring constantly until combined. Season with adobo. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use (can be kept in refrigerator for up to 3 days). 2. Prepare grill to medium-high heat, or heat grill pan over medium-high heat. Sprinkle steak on both sides with sazon and adobo. Cook steak, flipping, until golden brown, about 6 minutes for medium rare. 3. Transfer steak to serving plates; top with chimichurri sauce.

Mediterranean Chickpea Salad Next time your family is in the mood for a vegetarian entree, try this fresh, bright chickpea salad recipe. It’s simple. Just open a can of chick peas! Toss with sweet cherry tomatoes, crunchy cucumber, and cubes of soft, creamy mozzarella cheese. A splash of buttery extra virgin olive oil and a drizzle of tangy lemon juice make this sunny, Mediterranean Chickpea Salad a delicious lunch or dinner, any day of the year. Serves 4, Prep time: 15 min., Total time: 20 min. 1 can (15.5 oz.) chick peas, drained and rinsed ½ pint (about 5 oz.) cherry tomatoes,quartered (about 1 ½ cups) 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped (about 1½ cups) 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, cut into ½” cubes (about ½ cup) ¼ red onion, finely chopped (about ¼ cup) 2 tbsp. coarsely chopped fresh parsley 1 tbsp. lemon juice adobo seasoning ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Serves 6, Prep time: 15 min., Total time: 30 min. ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 chipotle pepper from 1 can (12 oz.) chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, finely chopped, plus ¼ cup chipotle sauce from can 3 tbsp. minced garlic, divided 1 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro adobo seasoning, to taste 2 lbs. ground beef (80% lean) 1 tsp. vegetable Oil 6 slices cheddar cheese 6 hamburger buns 6 ¼”-slices red onions 6 ½”-slices tomatoes 6 lettuce leaves Directions 1. In medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, 1 tbsp. chipotle sauce, 1 tsp. garlic, cilantro and adobo; cover and refrigerate until ready to use. 2. In large bowl, gently mix together beef, chopped chipotle, 3 tbsp. chipotle sauce, remaining garlic and adobo until combined. Divide meat into 6 portions; form into 1”-thick patties. (Take care not to over-handle meat or else it will toughen). 3. Prepare grill to medium-high heat, grease with oil (or heat oil in medium skillet over medium-high heat). Cook burgers, flipping once, until charred and cooked to desired doneness (about 12 minutes total for medium rare). Add cheese to patties about 5 minutes before taking them off grill. 4. To assemble, divide patties evenly among bottom buns; top with onion slice, tomato slice, lettuce and top bun spread with reserved chipotle mayonnaise.

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1. In medium mixing bowl, gently stir together chickpeas, tomatoes, cucumbers, cheese, onions and parsley until combined; set aside. 2. In separate medium bowl, stir together lemon juice and adobo. Using whisk, add olive oil in slow steady stream, whisking constantly until oil is well incorporated. 3. Toss olive oil-lemon dressing with reserved vegetables until coated completely. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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Making 'OUR OWN' music Over the Rhine's latest inspiration comes from life on their Highland County farm

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Though their sound has gently varied over the last 20 years, their signature on the music world unmistakably reads, “Over the Rhine was here.” The Highland County-based band Over the Rhine, made up of, at its center, Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist, recently celebrated 20 years of making music together. Detweiler and Bergquist recently marked 16 years of marriage. And the band's last album, “The Long Surrender,” recently garnered national attention from media outlets such as USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, The Los Angeles Times and Newsday.

Over the Rhine’s Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist on their Highland County farm.

“Twenty years after their recording debut, rural Ohio-based singer/songwriters Linford Detweiler and wife Karin Bergquist and their associates have delivered a set of mature, graceful and sad songs that in a just world will win them wider recognition. Working with producer Joe Henry, they use intimate, soulful arrangements to showcase Bergquist’s achingly beautiful voice.” —USA Today “There may be no more soothing voice in music than Karin Bergquist’s. She could be interpreting jazz standards, but fortunately she applies that balm to her and husband Linford Detweiler’s beautifully languid originals, which invoke hard times and celebrate the survival of the least fit . . . when a Lucinda Williams duet isn’t even The Long Surrender’s high point, things have gone very right.” —Entertainment Weekly

★★★★ (out of four) “a work as exquisitely beautiful as Van Morrison’s most graceful efforts.” —Los Angeles Times “aggressively beautiful, like those ’60s protesters who confronted soldiers with flowers … it becomes useless to resist The Long Surrender.” —Newsday “Over the Rhine is your introspective village preacher, lonely and open, melancholy and rejoicing, bitter and thankful.” —Christian Science Monitor Additionally, in November 2012, The Los Angeles Times listed Over the Rhine's song, “All I Ever Get for Christmas is Blue” as one of the saddest Christmas songs of all times. The song is on their 2007 album “Snow Angels,” most of which was recorded at their pre-Civil War farm house 10 miles west of Hillsboro.

Over the Rhine meets Over-the-Rhine The nationally-renowned artists haven't always lived in Highland County. They both grew up in northeast Ohio, met each other at Malone College and began playing music together there. The band formally came together when Detweiler and Bergquist moved to the Cincinnati neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine. “We couldn't believe what we were seeing when we found that neighborhood,” said Detweiler. “We were small town kids and it looked like somebody had lifted up a European city, flown it across the ocean and gently dropped it down on the banks of the Ohio River. “We just couldn't believe our eyes; and that's where we started recording and making music in this old, ragged, timeless, kind of dangerous place, a beautiful place. That timelessness and that little bit of rough around the edges thing was something that we hoped our music could live up to,” he said.

Finding Highland County The duo eventually had a desire to get out of the city, and came upon their current home, their “Hideaway Farm” a.k.a. “Nowhere Farm,” one day while Detweiler was driving the back roads, seeking inspiration for the finish of a couple of songs. “I came around the bend in a road here about 10 miles west of Hillsboro and saw an old, pre-Civil War farm house beneath a few tall trees,” he said. “There was a for sale sign stuck in the front yard. We drove out here the next day and (Karin) basically said, 'Call the realtor.' We just very quickly made the decision that we were going to make a big change and we've lived out here for seven years now.” The couple owns 10 acres of rural land, but is surrounded by 1,600 acres of rolling, tree-lined farm fields. When the touring is done and the road is behind them, the farm is a place where the duo unwinds, to where Detweiler and Bergquist disappear. Because of their time away from the homestead, they don't manage livestock or raise crops — maybe one day, they say — but they do live with three dogs. “We've decided to not own anything that produces manure until we quit touring so much,” said Detweiler, laughing. He said they are primarily concerned with helping the land

restore itself to more of an original state, by planting more trees and welcoming more birds. “The Farm” The couple's rural living has inspired Detweiler and Bergquist to release a collection of songs based on their life in Highland County, though they have written and recorded many of their other songs on the rural Ohio property. The working title of the album is “The Farm,” and the release date is currently set for fall 2013. “It kind of happened by accident because we realized we had a group of songs that all revolved loosely around our life out here at this place,” said Detweiler. He said they have a song called “Highland County” and one called “Favorite Time of Light.” “We noticed in the evenings, after we lived out here, that there was always a time where the light started to change, and it was almost like the fields started to glow a little bit,” he said. “And we got this sort of beckoning each other to come outside during that time, because it felt like something sacred was happening as the sun was getting lower in the evening; and we started calling that our favorite time of light.” In 2010, Over the Rhine raised money from its fans to produce “The Long Surrender,” thereby circumventing a label. They hope to witness similar success with “The Farm,” and their third Christmas album called “Blood Oranges in the Snow,” which has an anticipated release of Christmas 2013. With the release of “The Farm,” Detweiler and Bergquist expect to showcase their “Nowhere Farm” by hosting a first-ever, private concert gathering on their historic property, according to the Over the Rhine website. LORA ABERNATHY

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Music and lyrics converge The band's music could be described as a little bit rock and roll, country, jazz, bluegrass and spiritual rolled in to one — but even that description seems incomplete. “We were standing at an elevator recently with our guitars and somebody walked in, looked at the guitars and said, 'What kind of music do you guys play?' And Karin, with a smile and in a very friendly, inviting way, said, 'My own.' I thought it was a good answer,” said Detweiler. “I think a lot of people would refer to it maybe as Americana. There's kind of a genre that's becoming more recognized where you hear sort of a mix of different kinds of American music,” he said. Detweiler and Bergquist both grew up in small churches and the influence from the old hymns are readily apparent in their music. “Both Johnny Cash and Elvis talked about how important their mother's hymnals were to the musicians that they became, and I can relate to that,” said Detweiler. “Then we began finding rock and

roll on our friends' car stereos or in their record collections; and then began discovering singer-songwriters and this American tradition of song writing, and we discovered jazz musicians, and hopefully we just kind of mix it all into kind of a tasty Midwestern musical stew,” said Detweiler with a laugh. Detweiler said that when it comes to songwriting, there are only three things an artist can write about: God, love and death. If it's already been said a hundred times, they're not interested in it. “Our job is to find a fresh way in to some of these big themes, and hopefully people feel that in our songs.”


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From keeping classic rock alive to singing with Pat Benatar on stage, members of this closeknit band have passion and fun

The conversation among the members of Streetwise is as tightly woven and “orchestrated” as their musical performance. They banter, tell jokes and speak as any family would. In fact, Tony Massara indicated that they ARE family. He and Dee Mohr have been making music together for 15 years. Tony and Jim Brandehoff (JB) have been together about 30 years. Camaraderie is important, so when they had a chance to bring on Dennis Gates, the newest member, they talked with him for an hour before they asked him to play a single note. The band’s secret to success is that they have fun. Dee and Tony were on the road with a band called “Foolproof” for years, but they decided they would have more fun staying close to home. So, in late 2004 they tossed around names for a new group. Dee mentioned that they were all “street smart,” and slowly the name became Streetwise. With Dee as the front person on vocals, the other members have multiple duties: Tom Ibaugh, guitars and vocals; Tony Massara, percussion, lights and vocals; Dennis Gates, drums, percussion and vocals; and Jim Brandehoff, keyboards and vocals. Streetwise can be found playing all kinds of venues, but they enjoy playing outdoors the most. Sometimes, bookings come with surprises, like the NASCAR event in Sparta, Kentucky. When they arrived

at the track they found that they would be playing across the street in the parking lot of a strip club. Actually, their favorite parking lot is behind the General Denver in Wilmington every third Friday. They like to play where their own families can enjoy their music. They have played for Oktoberfest in Wilmington, for Riverside Charities in Newport, and for fairs in several counties. Music is their passion, and they all agree they are blessed to be able to make music most weekends of the year. They stay busy during the week with other careers. Dee has started a band booking agency called Melodious Entertainment. She has met some wonderful musicians since starting the company in January 2012. Tony is a banker with Liberty Savings Bank. Tom owns Elite Sound Productions, and Dennis is a senior vice president of Intelligrated. J.B. is retired from P & G, but he stays busy with such activities as playing at St. Columbkille every Sunday and designing the website, Streetwise plays “classic rock for every occasion,” and music from several decades will please everyone. Some favorite songs are “Black Magic Woman,” “All Jacked Up” and “Magic Man.” Streetwise enjoys fans who laugh and dance during their performances. Dee says, “We just get lots of energy from the fans.” Probably one of

Dee’s most “energetic” songs is “Hit Me with Your Best Shot,” by one of her idols, Pat Benatar. She likes Pat Benatar so much that she once stood alone in line at Bogart’s in order to hear Benatar. Dee started talking with a couple next to her, and they eventually stood together directly in front of the stage for the concert. “Hit Me with Your Best Shot” was next. Benatar said, “You know, I’ve been doing this song so long, I’d like to change it up a bit tonight. Can anyone come up here and help me sing it?” The couple pointed at Dee, and then Benatar’s husband pulled Dee onto the stage. Not only does Dee have the memory of singing with her idol, but she has a signed t-shirt to remind her of a special night. People in this region can experience special nights, too, when they attend a concert by Streetwise. Information about the band, including a setlist of songs, can be found at Some residents in Wilmington lovingly refer to them as the “Wilmington House Band,” especially because the group keeps rock music alive in this area and encourages fans to have fun. Bring your dancing shoes. BEVERLY DRAPALIK Beverly lives in Wilmington with her husband, Jeff. They also live with a dog, a cat, a parrot, chickens and bees. She teaches English at Wilmington College.

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Georgetown bed and breakfast was favorite visiting spot for Civil War general, president For the past 18 years, visitors to Georgetown’s historic district have been staying in the Bailey House Bed and Breakfast, located at 112 North Water Street. The home has been a major draw to history buffs, due to its long history and close proximity to the boyhood home of President Ulysses Grant, and for its long history as a home for generations. For Georgetown resident Nancy Purdy, the Bailey House is much more than just a historic home. Purdy was raised in the house, which has been in her family since 1876. Purdy has a wealth of stories about that old home, though what she finds most interesting was how it tied into the early days of Georgetown, and with Grant’s family. Purdy said she believes the Bailey House was built near the boyhood home of Grant, on East Grant Avenue, due to the two families being friends. “The Baileys and the Grants, when U.S. Grant was just a baby, shared a house uptown when they first came to town,” says Purdy. “This was just a frontier back then. They became

really good friends and had children around the same age.” Purdy says that “Jesse and Hannah Grant started to build a house at the corner in 1823, and then Dr. (George) Bailey built this house in 1830. We’re just sure they built close together because they were good friends. There was plenty of land available, there was lots of land around, and it’s interesting that they built so close together.” Over the years, Purdy said Grant would spend much of his time at the Bailey House. “Ulysses was here all the time as a boy, and he and Mrs. Bailey became really good friends. After he went to West Point, Ulysses said in his memoirs that his mother didn’t cry, but Mrs. Bailey did,” says Purdy. Additionally, Purdy said she believes the Grants helped the Baileys construct the home, in particular the stone wall in front of the home. The Grants were renowned for hauling stone from White Oak Creek to aid in construction of the new frontier town. “The stone wall out front, almost for

sure Jesse and Ulysses Grant helped build that wall,” Purdy said. “That wall had to be there before they built that house, and Ulysses and his father hauled stone from White Oak for everybody in town. A lot of the homes were being built then, and they needed the stones for foundations. I don’t have any proof, but I just know they helped build the stone wall.” During his time at West Point, and then later during his years as a general in the Civil War, Grant wrote numerous letters back to the Baileys asking for news of Georgetown. “He wrote letters back to Mrs. Bailey - over 100 letters - during his career in the military,” Purdy said. “She would always write back. I think she was the town gossip, because he’d always ask her questions about what everyone was doing, and she knew. She always knew.” The Baileys died in 1875, and the home was purchased by W. Jesse Thompson, Purdy’s great grandfather, in 1876. Thompson built an addition on the north side of the house to help accommodate his large family, and

family members have lived in the home ever since. Over the years, Purdy said the Bailey House has steadily gathered antique furniture from family members. Many of the pieces were passed down through the family. “He raised his family here, and it’s been in our family since 1876,” Purdy said. “My sister and I grew up here, and almost all of

retired from teaching in 1994, and I’ve always had this idea of making it into a bed and breakfast,” Purdy said. “We lived across the street and my sister lived on the other side of the driveway, but we needed to do something with the home. I had stayed in some bed and breakfasts in New England back in the 1980s, before they were popular, and I kept thinking that our house is so nice, it’s comparable to the places we were staying in.” The home has three to four rooms available for guests. Purdy, who currently lives in the Bailey House with her husband, Stan, said if the demand is great enough, they can give up their room and stay in one of the third floor attic rooms. Those rooms were used as bedrooms when Bailey and Thompson lived in the home, though now they are used for storage, or for

because they were supposed to bring luck. Jesse Grant worked as a tanner at that time. He may have been the one to make the shoes.” In addition to the atmosphere, Purdy said those who stay at the Bailey House can take a tour of the Grant boyhood home, if they choose. Purdy said she enjoys having the opportunity to make her home available to others. “I grew up here, but it is

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the furniture belonged to someone in our family. We had aunts and uncles and great aunts and uncles, only one or two married and none of them had children. When someone died, we got the furniture since we had this great big house.” “We have pieces of furniture from our family clear back to the 1800s,” Purdy said. Purdy said her father, Harold Neu, died in the late 1980s, and her mother, Rebecca Neu, had to move out of the home in 1991 due to an injury. Purdy said she began to pursue the idea of opening the home as a bed and breakfast, finally following through on her plan in 1994 after her retirement. The Neus had lived in the Bailey House for 50 years. “My sister and I

family member visits. “There are two big rooms on the third floor that are not attic rooms, they are huge, high ceiling rooms, and Dr. Bailey, when he built that, needed those bedrooms because they had eight children,” Purdy said. “My great grandpa had seven children, so they always used all those rooms.” The home is decorated with numerous artifacts from the home’s past. Purdy said they still have the sword-cane used by Dr. George Bailey, and that they still find artifacts while maintaining the home. “We found a pair of children’s shoes in the floorboards in the attic,” Purdy said. “I thought they may have been used by one of the Baileys, but a visitor who stayed in the house told me they used to hide shoes in the floorboards or the walls

so neat to be able to show it off,” Purdy said. “Someone has always lived here. It’s not like a lot of the big older houses that set empty and then deteriorate. It’s just a matter of taking care

of it and keeping it going. I get a lot of repeat visitors from people who live in Georgetown, and visiting family members. It’s neat because the same people keep coming back. We get

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repeat customers from 15 years, and everyone becomes part of a family.” Purdy still promotes the boyhood home of Ulysses Grant, and urges visitors to attend the annual Grant Day

celebration in Georgetown. The celebration, which is typically on the last weekend of April, includes Civil War reenactments, history lessons about Grant and other historic figures from Brown County. Purdy said the Bailey House sees its share of history buffs passing through town each year for the celebration. “Business keeps building up,” she said. “We get some tourists who want to see the Grant home. We can’t publicize the Grant home enough. People have heard of his birthplace in Point Pleasant, but they’ve never heard of his boyhood home in Georgetown.” For more information about the Bailey House, call (937) 378-3087. Bryan Peck Bryan is the editor of the News Democrat in Georgetown, Ohio.

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The foyer opens into a spacious living and open dining area. Here, the B&B is decorated for the Christmas season.

Red Rooster Inn offers cozy, romantic getaway

Where visitors become friends By AUDREY INGRAM Around a curve on state Route 22/3, a few miles west of Wilmington, is a drive with a softly blowing wooden sign at its end. Up that drive, nestled among the woods, sits a quiet house with a red roof and red trim. In the summer, the sunlight would filter through green leaves, creating a pattern of dappled patches across the ground, but on a cold blustery day in late December, the trees hunker down, awaiting the snow that will cover the earth in a sparkling blanket, transforming the setting into a true winter wonderland just in time for the holidays.

Mike and Cindy Rudd opened the Red Rooster Inn Bed & Breakfast about two years ago. "We were empty-nesters," Cindy explained. "We'd been host to family reunions and loved having a place where everyone could gather and relax, eat and rest." Tucked into six acres of wood, the Red Rooster Inn boasts four rooms with private baths, including one cottage room connected to the house by a walking path, a theatre room, a pool and a hot tub under the stars. "A lot of people don't know we're here, but we're becoming more well-known as a popular cozy, romantic

getaway," Cindy said. The wooden wrap around porch is home to scattered chairs with large cushions, and a swing outside the front door. The foyer opens into a spacious living room, with smooth, chocolate-colored leather couches arranged around a fireplace and floor to ceiling bookshelves lining the walls. The hardwood floors shine, covered here and there with rustic-colored rugs that complement the country decor of the Red Rooster Inn. The tick of a clock softly echoes in the background. "It's very peaceful and natural out here," Cindy said. The living space is also open to the dining area, featuring a 13 ft. table that will seat 16, candle chandeliers hanging overhead. A smaller table in a breakfast nook seats four, offering dining space for a total of 20 guests. "Coming from a family of 12 I like big dinners and big families," Cindy said with a laugh. "I want everyone to be able to eat together." The Inn is

Owner CIndy Rudd welcomes guests to the Red Rooster Inn Bed and Breakfast

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The "Americana" room

also a great place to host events, such as bridal showers or New Year's Eve parties, she added. In the morning, guests awaken to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. Typical breakfast fare includes fresh-baked cinnamon rolls, homemade sausage gravy and biscuits, crispy bacon, fried potatoes and eggs. Cindy also recently found a recipe for bran muffins that she might add to the menu. The Rudds had been living in Clinton County for nearly 40 years before deciding to open their home as a bed and breakfast. "I found a little plaque that said 'Red Rooster Inn' and I always thought if we ever opened one, I'd name it that," Cindy said. Mike, retired from GM, is described by his wife as a handyman and a lover of books. Cindy, who also owns Cindy's Hair Shoppe in Wilmington, is a saleswoman for Mary Kay Cosmetics, and if a visitor arrives at the right time, they will catch a glimpse of her pink Mary Kay SUV in the drive. With

Tucked into six acres of wood, the Red Rooster Inn boasts four rooms with private baths, including one cottage room View of the room available in the private cottage.

connected to the house by

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a walking two other successful businesses, Cindy describes the operation of the bed and breakfast as more hobby than job. "We like meeting people and learning about their various interests. It's fun, less drama," Cindy said. "And my husband is a talker. He's well-read — he can talk about anything." According to the guest log, visitors to the Red Rooster have traveled from neighborhoods in a swath of states from New England to Arizona. "People feel like they can get away from everything," Cindy said. In fact, travelers are cautioned as they prepare to get away, because GPS systems cannot always find the Red Rooster Inn. The bed and breakfast is located at 5848 U.S. Hwy. 22/3 W. outside Wilmington, but sometimes the GPS points visitors east instead, so be sure to double check. And don't worry — even in this

seemingly remote setting, Internet access is readily available for any guest who wishes. "It's a place where visitors become friends," Cindy said. The cost to stay at the Red Rooster Inn Bed and Breakfast is $55 a night, or $66 a night, including food. The third night of any stay is

The Double

free of charge. Rooms are available any night of the week. For more information, call (937) 902-5866 or (937) 383-0736, or visit the website at www.redroosterinnbedand AUDREY INGRAM Audrey Ingram is a staff writer for the Wilmington News Journal.

path, a theatre room, a pool and a hot tub under the stars.


A bowl of hot soup is great on a cold, winter’s day. Here are a few recipes that will satisfy both the hearty and the finicky eaters in your family.

Easy Sweet Chili

Baked Potato Soup

1 pound ground beef 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped - or more to taste 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 tablespoon dried basil 2 (15 oz.) cans light red kidney beans, drained & rinsed 2 (15 oz.) cans dark red kidney beans, drained & rinsed 3 (14.5 oz.) cans diced tomatoes 2 (15 oz.) cans corn 3 tablespoons white sugar salt and ground black pepper to taste

4 baking potatoes 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 6 cups milk 1 cup chopped green onions 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 12 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 5 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese 1 (8 ounce) container sour cream

1. Crumble ground beef into a skillet over medium heat. Stir garlic, oregano, chili powder, and basil into the beef; cook and stir until beef is completely browned, 7 to 10 minutes. 2. Combine light red kidney beans, dark red kidney beans, diced tomatoes, and corn in crock of a slow cooker. Stir cooked ground beef into the bean mixture. 3. Cook on Medium-Low for 2 hours. Stir sugar into the chili and continue cooking as long as you can wait, at least 6 hours. Season with salt and black pepper to serve.

1. Bake potatoes 1 hour in a 400 degree F (200 degree C) oven. Scoop out the inside of the potatoes and set aside. Reserve the skins for another recipe or discard. 2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium low heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux. Cook about 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually pour in the milk while stirring until all the milk has been added. Bring heat to medium and keep stirring until the soup mixture starts to get thick. 3. Add the potatoes, green onions, salt, ground black pepper, bacon and cheese. Stir well and continue to heat for about 15 minutes, allowing the flavors to blend. Stirring well, mix in the sour cream until well blended with the soup. Serve immediately.

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Spicy Sweet Potato Soup

1/2 cup butter 1 finely chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped celery 1/2 cup sliced carrots 1/2 pound fresh sliced mushrooms 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 6 cups chicken broth 2 cups cooked wild rice 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked & cubed 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 cup slivered almonds 3 tablespoons dry sherry 2 cups half-and-half

1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon grated lime zest 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled & cubed 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, sliced 2 cloves garlic, sliced 4 cups chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger root 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter 1 lime, juiced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro salt to taste 1 large roma (plum) tomato, seeded and diced

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1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, celery and carrots and saute for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and saute for 2 more minutes. Then add the flour and stir well. Gradually pour in the chicken broth, stirring constantly, until all has been added. Bring just to a boil, reduce heat to low and let simmer. 2. Next, add the rice, chicken, salt, curry powder, mustard powder, parsley, ground black pepper, almonds and sherry. Allow to heat through, then pour in the half-and-half. Let simmer for 1 to 2 hours. (Note: Do not boil or your roux will break.)

1. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream and lime zest. Set aside in the refrigerator to allow the flavors to blend. 2. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and cook for about 5 minutes, until softened. Add sweet potatoes, and chicken stock. Season with cumin, chili flakes and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes, until potatoes are tender. 3. Puree the soup using an immersion blender or regular blender. If using a counter top blender, puree in small batches, filling the blender just a bit past half way to avoid spillage. Whisk peanut butter into the soup, and heat through. Stir in lime juice, and salt. 4. Ladle into warm bowls, and top with a dollop of the reserved sour cream, a few pieces of diced tomato, and a sprinkle of cilantro.

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BEVERLY DRAPALIK Beverly lives in Wilmington with her husband, Jeff. They also live with a dog, a cat, a parrot, chickens and bees. She teaches English at Wilmington College.

“Plain Folk Café is one of the best-kept secrets in our area.”

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lain Folk Café is one of the best-kept secrets in our area. This gathering place is found in the old Pleasant Plain Public School, a two-room Warren County schoolhouse built in 1913, on Highway 132. Thursdays through Sundays, people enjoy live music, good food, and a comfortable atmosphere that begs, “Stay a while.” Vicky and John Baker work tirelessly to make the café a community spot, but diners don’t mind making long drives to enjoy the food. One couple from Loveland returned recently and found that Vicki remembered them from their previous visit. Later, the couple was overheard to say, “We need to come as often as possible. Pretty soon we’ll have to stand in a huge line in order to get a table.” But for now, tables are plentiful inside this café, and patrons can enjoy the pavilion and playground outside most of the year. One of the “signature” items on the menu is “The Festival.” Word has it that John created this grilled cheese sandwich for Vicky. The menu says, “He wooed me with this one.” The health nut bread, cheese and tomato are delectable, but the pesto adds the unique flavor. This sandwich is just “plain” fun, and names of other sandwiches (“Burning Man,” “The Whispering Beard,” “Farm Aid”) may require several visits to this schoolhouse. Reasonable prices and ample portions will definitely please any visitor. One diner chuckled when he was asked about his arriving order, “Well, it’s the Plate O’ Nachos. If you get it, just get ONE. It’s so huge, my wife and I share this all the time.” The extensive menu can be found at Vicky and John have created one of the most attractive restaurants in our area. From the chalk board on one wall, to the stained glass to the merchandise area, the café is also a feast for the eyes. However, Vicky says the music “drives” the place. The calendar of open mic nights on Thursdays, Sunday jam sessions, and live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night, all impressive. The “month at a glance” entertainment of folk, acoustic and bluegrass music is also posted on the website. Enjoy planning your visit!.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall By STEPHANIE HARDWICK STOKES

Mirrors can add sparkle and amplify space

A pair of mirrors flanking the fireplace open the room’s sightlines and reflect sunlight from the window. The reflective finish on the lamps and accessories as well as the bull’s eye mirror resting on the hearth add sparkle and dimension.


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Stephanie is the Vice President of the Dayton Society of Interior Designers and is the owner of Hardwick Designs. Her work has been featured in the Dayton Daily News, the Cincinnati Enquirer and in various Designer Show Houses. She resides in Clinton County and works throughout southwest Ohio. Stephanie may be contacted at 937-3834382 or

With the look of a hand cut stencil, twigs and leaves dance around this silver industrial style piece.

With opulently carved frames or country painted finishes or elaborate shapes, mirrors come in every shape and size. Often they seem more an object of artistry than of necessity. But mirrors have been used for centuries to add a little extra sparkle and sunshine to a room on a dreary winter day. A method of backing a plate of flat glass with a thin sheet of reflecting metal came into widespread production in Venice during the 16th century. Still used to channel light, mirrors also amplify a room’s sense of size and create pleasing focal points. Whether you choose sleek lines or baroque curves, the mirrors featured below will serve as a space’s gleaming crown jewel. (Right) The fleur-de-lis beveled wall hanging is narrow enough to fit in even the most challenging space in your French style cottage.

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Shown in black and gold this ornamental mirror is reminiscent of Napoleon’s taste.

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ClassicCountry Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers make listeners feel at home

“Sitting with Joe Mullins during his radio broadcast is a satisfying, mesmerizing experience — closely akin to spending time with a favorite uncle or revered pastor.”

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By Beverly Drapalik

Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers: Joe Mullins, Adam McIntosh, Mike Terry, Tim Kidd and Evan McGregor

consumer information. The station is full-service, offering a check on the weather and stocks. Also, the Classic Country Trading Post airs at 12:10-1 p.m. weekdays, connecting buyers and sellers of a variety of goods. On the heels of that show, Joe airs “Hymns from the Hills” at 1 p.m. weekdays and classic banjo music at 2 p.m. How could Joe have known in 1995 that the simple station in Xenia would be enjoyed weekdays, not only in this region, but also worldwide, streaming live on the internet at Sitting with Joe Mullins during his radio broadcast is a satisfying, mesmerizing experience—closely akin to spending time with a favorite uncle or revered pastor. He pays tribute to his father, who retired in 2005, after falling ill with a neurological condition. Joe’s tone is calm and almost familiar, and his personality was probably his best asset as he continued to play professionally. He liked the stations, loved his family, and enjoyed playing the banjo. He kept getting call after call to appear at county fairs and business events. He knew it was time to perform more often, so he called together some talented musicians. Adam McIntosh had played with the Dry Branch Fire Squad; Mike Terry, with the Beacons; Tim Kidd, also with the Beacons; and Evan McGregor, with the Wildwood Valley Boys. They

became Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers. Fast forward to 2012, when this group was named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Emerging Artists of the Year.” In addition to this prestigious award, they have performed at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium – the original home of the Grand Ole Opry - as featured performers of “Bluegrass Nights.” Joe has won countless awards for the last two decades, and the group has recorded two CDs. The latest CD, “They’re Playing My Song,” includes words from Fred Bartenstein, a bluegrass music scholar, journalist and broadcaster. He says the title “describes the special kinship you feel when the DJ plays a song that could be about you.” Indeed, the songs are personal and come from the hearts of the musicians. Even though these men are professional musicians, they lead the ordinary lives of their listeners. “Adam and his wife co-own a hair salon. Mike and his wife co-own a heating, cooling, and plumbing company. Evan owns a recording studio. Tim is a contractor.” Reading the comments from Joe Mullins and all of the Ramblers before listening to their songs further creates that “special kinship” with their music. The impressive vocals are shared by each member of the group, and they have included “Katy Daley,” Paul’s song.

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“Folks, this company won’t run into your garbage cans, run over the cat, or run into your favorite rose bush when it delivers your propane! You won’t even worry about the fiscal cliff because this company will lower your energy bill.” Each day people in this region tune their radios to hear bluegrass and gospel music. They also hear informative, interesting ads for local businesses. Joe Mullins has perfected the ad lib commercial, even though he is quick to say he’s working to become as conversational as his father was. The story begins with Joe’s dad, Paul “Moon” Mullins, a talented fiddle player who started a radio station in Middletown, Ohio, in 1964. WPFB played classic country and gospel, and Paul started his show each day with “Hymns from the Hills,” a tradition that Joe still carries on. Paul is remembered for writing “Katy Daley,” a classic bluegrass hit. He played professionally with the Stanley Brothers, Boys from Indiana, and Traditional Grass. Paul’s influence was so great that young Joe couldn’t help but become immersed in country, bluegrass and gospel music. Joe received a radio and guitar at age 3, picked up a banjo at age 12, and meticulously began to practice Earl Scruggs’ licks during his teenage years. When Joe was 17 he became a deejay at his dad’s radio station. In the early 1980s the group Traditional Grass took much of Joe’s time, as he played, sang and recorded several cassettes. By 1989 Joe and his dad left WPFB in Middletown, so Joe toured full-time for six years. Life on the road “took its toll,” and Joe became a “bornagain believer around the first part of March 1995.” When he returned home, he found new purpose and direction with his wife, Tammy, and their two children, Daniel and Sarah. He shares his life story on the 2010 gospel album “Hymns from the Hills.” Returning home was the beginning of a new life. In roughly a year, Joe found the opportunity to own a radio station, WBZI in Xenia. Then, in 20032004, he bought sister stations in Wilmington, Ohio (WKFI), and Preble County. On a daily basis, this region benefits from classic music and

What started as a few regional performances grew to 79 performances in 20 states last year. The extensive tour schedule can be found at Covering so many miles, the group probably should not be surprised if they have to replace the bus soon. Joe Mullins and The Radio Ramblers is a group that allows listeners to “feel at home.” Joe’s crisp, cool tenor vocals were born “at home” when he began practicing with his dad. Fast forward again. Joe’s son, Daniel, is the webmaster for the band. He also works at the station in various capacities, and his voice echoes the voices of his grandfather and dad. The world will be enjoying the Mullins family, their friends, and their music for years to come! Note: A contributing factor to JMRR’s success is their active marketing capabilities, due to Mullins’ network of radio stations in the Midwest, including a 24/7 webcast available at or the new “Classic Country Radio” app for Android and iPhone. Contact:

BEVERLY DRAPALIK Beverly lives in Wilmington with her husband, Jeff. They also live with a dog, a cat, a parrot, chickens and bees. She teaches English at Wilmington College.

Each day people in this region tune their radios to hear bluegrass and gospel music — and Joe Mullins


Festival draws thousands for headliners

By Carol Chroust

It’ll be a footAlways plenty performed and tappin’, fingerof room for more produced bluegrass music snappin’, at convenient at indoor and thigh-slappin’ good time! It’s Roberts Centre outdoor events all over North Southern Ohio America for 30 Indoor Bluegrass years altogether.” Festival time again and there’s As broadcaster for Classic Music! Music! Music! Country Radio in Xenia, Ohio, Everywhere! There will be Joe did a radio broadcast from stage performances by top the “new Roberts Centre” 10 bands, singers and years ago. Joe immediately instrumentalists, open jam recognized the Centre’s sessions, vendors and food potential for an indoor options, door prizes, banjo bluegrass event. The first raffles and, best of all, music Southern Ohio Indoor lovers from all over the world. All this comes together in one Bluegrass Festival was in 2003. “With the Roberts Centre, it’s joyous weekend celebration at location, location, location,” said Roberts Centre on March 15 Joe. “It’s so comfortable and and 16, 2013. spacious and the location is “It’s the 10th absolutely perfect. There’s a Anniversary of huge number of bluegrass fans the Bluegrass in Cincinnati, Columbus and Festival,” Dayton. On Interstate 71, Exit said Joe 50, Roberts Centre is within an Mullins hour’s drive or less. There are who, with his band, also fans all over Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.” The Over the years, the Bluegrass Radio, Festival has drawn thousands of fans. It is held bi-annually in the spring and fall. The fall event will be held on November 8 and 9, 2013. “Now, after a decade, the event has earned a Ramblers, presents this blue ribbon event. “I’ve been blessed to have

reputation of its own for quality,” said Joe. “We’ll have two to three thousand people a weekend, 1500 a day. Fifty percent of those come both days. Many people come in on Thursday and stay until Sunday. We have fans come from the UK and Japan. This year, we just had people reserve tickets from Australia.” The talent line-up is a gala of 2012 winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards. Headlining the event is Best Male Vocalist, Russell Moore, performing with IIIrd Tyme Out (Friday), Best Female Vocalist, Dale Ann Bradley (Saturday), and Best Emerging Artist, Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers (Friday and Saturday). Russell Moore’s newest CD, “Timeless Hits From the Past”, is available exclusively at The Old Country Store in Cracker Barrel Restaurants. “A highlight of the festival is presenting the band from the Washington D.C. area, Seldom Scene (Saturday),” said Joe. “They are the most respected contemporary bluegrass band in history with 40 years of hit recordings. They were here


a few years ago. They are a very prestigious band.” Joe said the event has a “true festival atmosphere.” Not only does it present the best singers and bands, if you love the mandolin, the festival has “the best mandolin players in the world.” If fans have another favorite bluegrass instrument, the “best in the world” can also be heard at the Southern Ohio Bluegrass Festival. “The doors open at 10 a.m. each day,” said Joe. “The bands perform multiple times during the day and night. Some people come for all day and some come just for the night performances. There is no bad time to come.” Many bluegrass fans are amateur musicians and find an outlet at the festival. “There are hundreds who carry instruments in to meet up with other musicians, and to learn,” said Joe. “There are two or three jam session areas where they can ‘pick and play’. We provide service stations where they can check their instruments.” Joe described the festival as “family-friendly and social.” Kids, 16 and under, are free. The concert area is kept clean and is smoke

and alcohol-free. It is handicap accessible. Parking is free. “We make it easy to get tickets,” said Joe. “They can be bought in advance or at the door. We will not sell out because Roberts is set up so there is always plenty of room. People come from everywhere, renew old

acquaintances, find their seats and get ready! It’s a big day of events with great entertainment value.” CAROL CHROUST Carol has written nearly 30 years for local, regional, state and national publications. She is working on a historical fiction novel series. She and her husband, Jim, reside in Wilmington.

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It’s no secret that there’s an obesity epidemic in this country. Experts say this is the first generation in American history whose life expectancy could be shorter than their parents’. This puts a premium on good fitness and nutrition habits for kids. Once established, those habits can help children make new friends and maintain a healthy weight for the rest of their lives. These are just a few of the ways that you can instill healthy habits in your kids that will stick

with them through adulthood. Be a good role model. It’s very tough for children to hear they should be eating broccoli and salad when their parents are eating cheeseburgers and pizza. Remember, you can eat just about anything you want, as long as it is in moderation. There’s nothing wrong with the occasional treat or a special celebratory feast, but feasting on a regular basis instills bad habits in kids. You can also serve as a role model when it comes to exercise. It might be very difficult to come home from work, take care of the kids and then engage in some physical exercise, but even a few minutes of a game or playing outside can solidify these habits in children. Another way to instill good fitness habits is to get kids started in physical activities when they are young. Most cities have a variety of youth sports leagues to join at minimal costs. If they aren’t into team sports, there are individual activities like tennis they can start. There are also things like dance classes, swimming lessons and even parkour for kids these days. Physical activity releases hormones in the body that naturally make people feel good, and children are no exception. Many adults see activity as a chore, but if

children can learn to see it as something fun and amusing, they are much more likely to continue it. Stay away from processed and fast food. Given the tremendous advertising campaigns from fast food companies, it can be difficult to keep kids away, and their ubiquitous presence in the American landscape makes them the easy choice. For those dealing with single parenthood or extremely busy schedules, these prepared foods are an attractive option. The problem is that they have less nutritional substance than home-cooked meals. Frozen pizza has higher fat and salt content than pizza made at home, for example. If you make these fun foods at home, you can control the amount of bad ingredients that go into them, and you might even be able to get your kids to help you out in the cooking process. There are many ways to go about keeping kids healthy, but the basic idea is that the trends established in childhood will be the trends that people follow as adults. If they get most of their meals from processed or fast food and exercise very little, those habits will be much harder to break as an adult. Of course, the opposite of that is true as well. Good fitness and nutrition habits created in childhood will endure.

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March 2 10th Annual Adams County Amish Bird Symposium 9:30am-4:30pm Join the Adams County Travel & Visitors Bureau & the Adams County Amish Community for a daylong celebration of birds that features speakers, vendors, and activities. Registration required. 3735 Wheat Ridge Road - Wheat Ridge Amish Community Building West Union, OH 937-544-5639 Toll-Free: 1-877-232-6764 March 16 Cabin Fever Arts Festival at Southern State Community College Central Campus in the Patriot Center Gymnasium, 100 Hobart Avenue, Hillsboro. Sponsored by the Appalachian Artisans Guild. Contact Penni Lowery at (937) 603-3128 or (937) 3933431 March 20 Spring Equinox at Serpent Mound - all day. Many come to the park during the Equinoxes & Solstices to hold Ceremony. Friends of Serpent Mound support the park by being there to answer questions and help. 3850 St. Rt. 73 Peebles, OH (937)-205-0094 March 21 - March, 23 Spring Fling Spring Fling at Carriage Lane Antiques at 180 Werline Lane, West Union. (937) 549-4530 March 23 Open House at the Adams County Heritage Center in West Union from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. hosted by the Adams County

Historical Society. Contact Lynn Newman at (937) 587-3358 Cross Street, West Union, Ohio 45693 (937)-587-3355

Vaughn Ridge Road, West Union, Ohio 45693 Program to be announced. Contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043.

March 30 Children's Easter Egg Hunt at the Wilson Children Home in West Union Contact Sharon Rivers at 937-544-2511.

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April 12 - April 14 Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage of Southern Ohio. Choose among dozens of field trips to botanical hotspots in southern Ohio in Highland, Adams, Pike, and Ross County. Contact the Arc of Appalachia Preserve System at 937-365-1935 or

April 27 Chatfield College Quilt and Craft Show provides a unique opportunity for local artisans, especially those of Appalachian Heritage, to share their work. Handmade quilts are on display as well as other crafts. Quilts are judged. The day starts with a 5k run/walk. Call (513) 875-3344 ext. 117 for more information.

April 13 Annual Quilt Show. 3rd annual quilt show from 1 to 4 p.m. at Stone Chapel United Methodist Church, 89 Trefz Rd.,West Union. Contact Linda Copas at (937) 544-3438 for more information.\

April 27 Grant Day Celebration honors US Grant, 18th president of the United States and general of the Union Army. Event includes narrated living history walks, Grant homestead and school tours, live theater production, Civil War encampments, living history demonstrations, ladies’ tea, Civil War Grand Ball with period music and costumes. Contact Grant Homestead Association, 318 West State St., PO Box 451, Georgetown, Ohio 45121 or call (937) 378-4119.

April 20 Adams County History Bus Tour. Annual Adams County Historical Society bus tour. For more information contact Mary Fulton at (937) 587-2043 or Lynne Newman at 937-587-3358.

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April 27 Bentonville Anti Horse Thief Society Banquet. 160th anniversary of the Bentonville Anti-Horse Thief Society Banquet at Burning Heart Camp at 7 p.m. in Bentonville. Contact Verna Naylor at (937) 549-3360. April 28 2-4pm Page One-Room School House Event at the corner of Page School Road off

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May 12th (Mother’s Day) Hilltop Ballroom Mother’s Day Buffet. At Hilltop Designs/ GoodSeed Nursery & Garden Center. Reserve a table for Mother’s Day dinner: noon or 1:30 p.m. Mouth-watering menu of prime top round of beef w/gravy, glazed lean sliced ham, sliced breast of turkey, mostocholi w/melted cheese, assorted cheeses, vegetable tray with pickles, peppers and olives, hot baked beans, homemade salads, cole slaw, assorted breads, dessert, cold and hot drinks. Reserve a table in our elegant ballroom for your family and your special mom ...No Waiting In Lines! - (Reservation Required) Visit 9764 Tri-County Rd Winchester (Brown County) Ohio 45697 (Next Door to GoodSeed Nursery) (937) 695-5545 May 18 Brown County Horseman’s Association Fun Show Brown County Fairgrounds, Georgetown.

Clinton County Feb. 2 Renfro Valley at The Murphy Theatre. This face-paced, family show will take you back in time. You'll hear traditional country, southern gospel, mountain bluegrass music and hilarious comedy. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit or

Feb. 23 New Lyceum Circuit Artist Series at The Murphy Theatre features Lisa Biales, known for her crystal pure voice, percussive guitar and vivid song-writing imagery. Join us as she weaves a tapestry of Americana, folk, blues and original music. For more information, visit or



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April 13 Roots Band at The Murphy Theatre. Catch regional, emerging talent in this talent showcase - some you will know, others you will meet for the first time and fall in love with. For more information, visit

March 15 – 16 Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival at the Roberts Centre, 123 Gano Road in Wilmington. Bluegrass and acoustic music have outsold and outgrown all other American music forms in the past decade, and Ohio has always been home to many great outdoor music events. However, this event is the area's only indoor Bluegrass festival. Headliners include Seldom Scene, Dale Ann Bradley, Don Rigsby & Midnight Call, James King Band, Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers, Russell Moore & Illrd Tyme Out, Lou Reid & Carolina and more. Ticket prices range from $35 to $65. For more information, visit or call 937-372-5804.

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Feb. 16 Sinatra Tribute – Eddie Gentile at The Murphy Theatre. Close your eyes and you will think Sinatra is in The Murphy. This 2011 Brooklyn Senior Idol demonstrates a perfect combination of talent, skill, performance and emotion. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit

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May 11 Brown County Horseman’s Association Series Open Show (AQHA, APHA approved) Brown County Fairgrounds, Georgetown.

Feb. 9 Ardan Dancers at The Murphy Theatre. These exquisite Celtic dancers will ensure that you leave wanting more with the sound of their skillful footwork and the brilliance of their colorful costumes. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit or


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Out & About Gospel Music Family Friday, Rose Ave. Community Center. 7 p.m., each Friday in February.

April 27 Community Health Fair, April 27, Grace Community Church.

March 2 Soup Supper, sponsored by Washington Kiwanis Club, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Council on Aging center, tickets are $6 each for adults, $3 for children. March 12 Annual Dinner of the 32nd Degree Masons of Fayette County.

Gospel Music Family Friday, Rose Ave. Community Center. 7 p.m., each Friday in April. April 27 Spring Breakfast, 32nd Degree Masons of Fayette County, April 27. April 28 FACCA presents Redhead Express, 3 p.m., April 28.

March 17 Fayette Area Community Concert Association (FACCA) presents Mac Frampton, 3, p.m. March 23 Habitat for Humanity Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, 9 a.m., at Council on Aging center. Gospel Music Family Friday, Rose Ave. Community Center. 7 p.m., each Friday in March. April 6 Washington Shrine Club annual Spaghetti Supper, 4 to 8 p.m., Mahan Building, Fayette County Fairgrounds. April 16 Fayette County Red Cross annual Hometown Heroes Breakfast Banquet, 7:30 a.m., Mahan Building, Fayette County Fairgrounds.

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