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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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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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Our Favorite Spots within Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Great Falls of Tinkers Creek - CVNP - Viaduct Park - Waterfalls of Ohio

Things to do in Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio Cuyahoga Valley National Park may not have the grandeur of Yellowstone or the breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon, but is worth the visit! While most national parks are expansive preserves in rural areas, Cuyahoga Valley National Park lies between two of Ohio’s largest

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Celebrate the Holidays during Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo (2023)

The Columbus Zoo lights are a Christmas event you won’t want to miss! Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo are back for another year of Christmas magic to be enjoyed by young and old. In 2023, the Zoo lights will run from November 17- January 7. The Columbus Zoo Lights will be closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas

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