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October 2015 Edition

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Italian Village

Many of the early residents of Italian Village chose to live there because of the nearby employment opportunities.

Etsy Bitsy Baby

It's hard to resist the allure of the perfect onesie or the just-right gift card for a new parent. And Etsy.com, that addictive repository of online creativity, is just the place to find these goodies!

Columbus Italian Festival

While many visitors to the Columbus Italian Festival come for the food, organizers hope they leave with a greater appreciation for Italian culture.

HalloWeekends for the Wee Ones

I wasn't certain a day at Cedar Point's HalloWeekends - which I remember from years back as a pretty rockin' fright fest - was a good idea for a 4-year-old.

Lookie at the Cookies!

For more than 30 years, central Ohio families have celebrated special occasions with Cheryl's Cookies. Now, Cheryl's fans can hold their events at the company's flagship shop in Westerville.

Candy Corn Banner

Whether or not you love the actual candy, the look of candy corn screams Halloween!

Something to Snack On

I once said that if I wrote a parenting book, it would only need a single page with a single sentence: Always have a snack on hand.

Notes from the Nightingale

You might have noticed that the seasons are changing. Summer definitely said, "Bye," and autumn has truly arrived. These cooler months always remind me of Leo Lionni's beloved picture book Frederick.

*hangs head in shame*

When I was in early elementary school, my favorite activities were riding my bike and playing baseball. My brother and I would ride our bikes to a friend's house where we'd play catch or hotbox. If we needed a break, we'd trade baseball cards.

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