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July 2014 Edition

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A Backyard Restaurant

When 7-year-old Adam Keels proposed turning the family's deck into a restaurant two summers ago, his mom, Tricia, thought it sounded like a fun game to play.

Upper Arlington

Upper Arlington is a community built around many different hubs of activity - schools, churches, parks and unique shopping districts. UA's Parks & Recreation Department helps nudge things along with its motto, "We Make Fun Happen," and July is a big month for fun here.


We're history geeks in our family so, for us, Philadelphia is our Walt Disney World. All that walkable history in one place? Heaven!

Upcycled Straw Bangles

Summer is in full swing and nothing beats a cold water or lemonade on a hot day! These upcycled bracelets are a great way to get more life out of the straws you'll go through this season. Wash out and save your used straws - the more colorful, the better!

Living Smart P2P

For many parents, after the mortgage, bills and groceries are paid for, there is barely enough money to last until payday.

Something About 30s

Turning 30 wasn't that big of a deal for me. I had all the trappings of a 30-something when I was in my 20s: a wife, two kids, a dog, a minivan, a house, an unexplainable obsession with a dandelion-free front yard, etc. It was about time I turned 30, even though I was still routinely mistaken for a college student.

Pediatric HealthSource

Heat-related illness range from dehydration to heat stroke. It is important to recognize the signs early to prevent serious illness.

Debbie Smith | The Original Goodie Shop

As a child, Debbie Smith loved going to work with her dad, James Krenek, at his bakery in Upper Arlington. He had bought the Tremont Goodie Shop in the late 1960s.

Katzinger's Delicatessen

Our visit to Katzinger's Delicatessen started with a debate about whether the sandwich named after former President Bill Clinton existed prior to his visit and was renamed after he tried it or if he invented the sandwich.

Low-Stress Shopping

Back-to-school clothes shopping is like a mash-up of precise engineering and creative art.

Getting Started

It's summertime, when we all live a little looser, a little larger, and make time for all the good things in life. At least I try to, whether it's the evening sit-out on the porch with a good book or the "take a random day off from work" for some unplanned fun. And it's also the time of the year when many of us take the annual family vacation.

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