Category Archives: Movies

Heading homeward

I’m heading back to Ohio for a short visit. It will be my first visit since heading west to Utah in October. My family heads to the beach of Lake Erie every July and I couldn’t pass on an opportunity … Continue reading

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“The Sound of Music” returns to Salzburg

Last night, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011, “The Sound of Music” debuted on the Landestheater stage in Salzburg. This is the first time the musical has been produced live on stage in the town where the movie was filmed. Salzburg has … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Garden gnomes at Mirabell Gardens

When visiting Salzburg, these garden gnomes are an oddity you can’t miss. Some are made to resemble someone, like Napoleon, and some are missing. There’s at least two separated from the group in a yard on Giselakai on the east … Continue reading

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Successful dancing at Sundance

Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, both was and wasn’t everything that I expected. I expected huge crowds, no parking, some paparazzi, sold-out movies (and therefore no waitlist tickets) and perhaps even a star sighting. Even down to the … Continue reading

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It’s fair time!, part 1

Over the past couple of weeks I have had my fair (pun definitely intended) share of fair activities. I went to the Wood County Fair and to the Northwest Ohio Antique Tractor Association’s tractor square dancing. Friday afternoon and evening … Continue reading

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BalloonFest at night

On Friday night during my lunch break at work, I headed back to the BalloonFest to see hot air balloons illuminated. The illumination didn’t last long, but even so, it was pretty sweet. Earlier in the day I participated in … Continue reading

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14 ways to describe summer

July is almost over, and therefore, summer, as I know it and define, is also coming to an end. The month of July signifies summer to me because it is the month my family gets together at a house on … Continue reading

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Cedar Point’s New Ride Shoot the Rapids is A-OK

Last week I went to Cedar Point, “America’s Roller Coast,” to experience the amusement park’s new water ride, Shoot the Rapids. I did this as part of a media day for coverage for a section of the newspaper I work … Continue reading

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The Life Ball

The Life Ball is an annual event in Vienna that is Europe’s largest charity event for people with HIV or AIDS. This year’s Life Ball was Saturday night and the opening ceremonies were rained out. This is what the Associated … Continue reading

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Mansfield, Ohio: Biblical wax figures, a reformatory, carousel and coney dogs

Last week I went on an adventure that included all of the things in my headline. I do not know much about Mansfield, but it looked a lot like Youngstown but has some very interesting tourist spots.┬áReally, Mansfield is a … Continue reading

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