December Happenings

Happy Holidays! Calendars get crazy at this time of year and we don’t want you to miss the best of the season. Be sure and make some time for yourself and slow down during this holiday season. Or change up your celebrations and go out with your family! See the Destination Mansfield-Richland County calendar for more holiday cheer....

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Member Spotlight: Malabar Farm State Park

The historic home of author Louis Bromfield, Malabar Farm State Park, works to continue his legacy through promotion of conservation, agriculture and literature. During Mohican Wildlife Weekend in April, Malabar Farm hosts educational events concerning Ohio wildlife and promoting healthy activities with a 5K and guided hiking. Group hikes are regularly scheduled, but hiking trails are also open to the public all year and accommodate cross country skiers. Malabar Farm also offers educational programs about wildlife from barn animals to blue jays, and hosts tours of the Big House and farm. Popular events at Malabar Farm include Maple Syrup Days, Heritage Days, Hearthside Cooking Workshops, and Christmas at Malabar.The park is also known as the wedding site of Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and the filming site of the opening scene of The Shawshank Redemption. ...

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Oak Hill in the Snow

As the snow builds up on the ground it is slowly erasing the familiar world, creating a blank canvas where any kind of landscape might be latent.
It was a day like this — dark gray, the world slowly being swept away behind gusts of snow — the first time I picked up The Green Bay Tree as a young man. It is the first book, the first bestseller, by Louis Bromfield: a story that takes place in Mansfield. As I turned the pages of the old novel the modern city around me drifted, blurred, darkened; and in the book that other Mansfield — the city from 100 years ago — stirred and took life....

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