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Interview: Darley Newman of “Equitrekking” and “Travels with Darley”

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Interview: Darley Newman of “Equitrekking” and “Travels with Darley”

Darley Newman, star and creator of the PBS travel series Equitrekking and Travels with Darley, will appear at the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo in Downtown Columbus this weekend. In this edited interview, Newman shares with Columbus Underground some thoughts about choosing travel destinations and how to get the most out of a journey. Jesse […]

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Naturally Impactful: CRPD Fitness Memberships Can Help Tackle New Year Resolutions

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: CRPD Fitness Memberships Can Help Tackle New Year Resolutions

The tradition of making resolutions for a new year may date all the way back to the ancient Babylonians, but today, New Year’s resolutions are less often about honoring the pagan gods in exchange for a favorable harvest and more often about personal achievements and health. Losing weight, working out, getting fit or just being […]

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Adventuring, Learning and Listening in Hocking Hills

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Adventuring, Learning and Listening in Hocking Hills

“We were never here!” – Message left in the guest book of the Sumac Cabin, The Inn and Spa at Cedar Falls, May 27, 2006 Before Chuck Williams finishes up, he announces to the crowd the next song is gonna be one to sing along to. It’s maybe a risky move, for if you tell […]

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Naturally Impactful: New Wyandot Lodge Constructed to Have Minimal Impact on Environment

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: New Wyandot Lodge Constructed to Have Minimal Impact on Environment

The newly completed Wyandot Lodge at the McKnight Nature Center is poised to be the central hub of Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Outdoor Education Program. The lodge will be a new home for programs aimed at teaching local youth about human impacts on nature. But in the case of the Wyandot Lodge, the building itself […]

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Finding Wilderness in the Hocking Hills

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Finding Wilderness in the Hocking Hills

Park your car. Don’t get in it again. All you need is right here. Hear it. Feel it. Taste it. Touch it. You’ve earned it. – Message left by “JO + SN” in the guest book of the Sumac Cabin, The Inn & Spa at Cedar Falls, November 5, 2005.   You have to lean […]

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Moonshine, Washboards, and One Crazy Woman Built the Hocking Hills

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Moonshine, Washboards, and One Crazy Woman Built the Hocking Hills

As we descend the hill, we leave the warmth of the day and enter the cool hollow. Red cliffs high dressed in ice guard our passage, like soldiers with silver epaulets. The way narrows and twists and puts us face to face with our destiny. – Message left in the guest book of the Sumac Cabin, […]

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Naturally Impactful: Muhammad Ali Boxing Showcase Builds Character in Young Fighters

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: Muhammad Ali Boxing Showcase Builds Character in Young Fighters

On January 13, 2014, tragedy struck at a house full of teenagers in South Linden when 14-year-old Terrico Henry was shot in the stomach. Calvin Fluellen, who was 16 at the time, would later tell police he didn’t think the gun was loaded when he pointed it at his young friend. But Fluellen pulled the […]

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