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Naturally Impactful: Registration Open For CRPD Spring Swimming Lessons

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: Registration Open For CRPD Spring Swimming Lessons

It’s never too early to learn how to swim, not even at the end of February, when it may seem impossible to think about long days at the swimming pool. Starting March 5, anyone can begin registering for spring swimming lessons at the Columbus Recreation and Parks Aquatics Center. CRPD offers lessons for anyone from […]

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Wanderlust and Lusting for Wanderers at the Great Vacations Travel Expo

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Wanderlust and Lusting for Wanderers at the Great Vacations Travel Expo

If you were to ask, “What’s the centerpiece of the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo?” there would be a few perfectly valid answers. For one thing, there’s the event stage where celebrity guests Darley Newman and Josh Gates deliver presentations of what they’ve learned on their travels. Over there is a collection of luggage designs, […]

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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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