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Get busy livin’ or get busy dyin’ – Running the Shawshank Hustle in Mansfield, Ohio (2024)

Shawshank Hustle race Mansfield Ohio

When The Shawshank Redemption premiered in 1994, I was only 10 years old. My older brother enjoyed watching the movie and I always watched, too (thankfully it was the made-for-TV version- oye!!).  While the Shawshank Redemption didn’t excel at the Box Office, it did become a cult classic.  I remember touring the Ohio State Reformatory back […]

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Fun on the Farm! Malabar Farm State Park in Ohio (2024)

A Local’s Guide to Our Most-Frequented State Park Malabar Farm State Park is, in my opinion, one of Ohio’s most versatile state parks! Located just 20 minutes from downtown Mansfield in Richland County, Malabar Farm State Park offers a full day of outdoor fun for the entire family. Hiking, educational opportunities, literature studies, and history

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The best Christmas lights in Mansfield, Ohio (2023)

Enjoy a family-friendly evening enjoying Christmas lights in North Central Ohio Our family loves looking at Christmas lights! It’s a fun and memorable way to spend an evening once the winter darkness sets in. There’s something special about driving around together on a dark evening — and viewing Christmas lights allows us to get out

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Christmas at Kingwood is the perfect family-friendly holiday event

christmas at Kingwood Center Garden in Mansfield, Ohio

Kingwood Center Christmas Lights in Mansfield, Ohio (2023) Ohio is lucky to have plenty of amazing Christmas light displays and Mansfield is host to some of our favorites. (Yes, here’s our list of the best Christmas lights in Mansfield). One of the places we have incorporated into our Advent celebrations is “Christmas at Kingwood Center.”

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