As I write this letter, it’s Friday afternoon of Enshrinement Week. The office is pretty empty as many reporters and staff are covering various events happening. Tonight is the Gold Jacket Dinner, and Saturday kicks off with The Canton Repository Grand Parade followed by the enshrinement in the evening.
My high school held a three-day, off-site leadership retreat each year that was a really big deal. And when you were a rising senior, you could apply and interview for a spot on the highly coveted nine-member planning committee, which met as a class for the first semester of the school year.
One enduring image of almost every wedding I’ve ever attended is of the loving bride and groom shoving cake against the face and up the nostrils of the person with whom each frosting-encrusted member of the devoted couple now is expected to go ahead and spend the rest of life.
For more than 140 years, people have headed to western New York to enjoy the splendor and beauty found in Chautauqua. Blessed with five lakes, Chautauqua’s unique geography has resulted in a proliferation of vineyards and year-round recreation.
One of my favorite summer activities is to go for a run in North Park in Jackson Township. I love how sunny and open the trail is, and the park always is full of people and activities. It sounds like a small, simple thing, but I look forward to it all winter when it’s cold and I’m stuck in the gym on a treadmill.
From Skyline Chili, to its riverfront, to flying pigs, Cincinnati is a city that wears its history on its sleeve. During the 1980s as the city was reviving its riverfront, an artist came up with the concept of the “flying pig” sculptures as a nod to the city’s past as a major pork producer, earning it the nickname “Porkopolis.”
In the era of smartphones and streaming shows, it may be easy to let the summer fly by while staring at one device or another. That’s essentially how my winter and spring flew by, but this summer, I intend to change that.
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