April 2017 Issue

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Amish Country Furniture-Makers

Visit four stores where locally handcrafted pieces draw customers looking for that special addition to their home. 

Going to Extremes

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History’s “Amazing Species: Life at the Limits” showcases incredible evolutionary traits. 

Hocking Hills Adventures

If you’re looking to soar, paddle and climb this spring, these southeast Ohio outfitters can help you embrace the call of the wild.

Toledo’s Downtown Renaissance

Ever since the Mud Hens moved to Fifth Third Field, the city has seen a reinvestment surge, including new projects set to open soon.

West Virginia Train Trips

These four Mountain State train excursions cater to a range of tastes and experiences, whether you’re a casual sightseer or an outdoor adventurer.

Food + Drink

The Gourmet Treats of Fat Ben’s Bakery

Ben Arington, the creator of Fat Ben’s Bakery in Cincinnati, offers a gourmet take on Pop-Tarts. 


Beautiful — The Carole King Musical

This touring Broadway show celebrating the life and artistry of a recording legend comes to Cincinnati and Columbus. 

Central Ohio Folk Festival

Galloway’s Battelle Darby Creek Metro Park hosts a two-day musical showcase. 

Illuminating Nature

Ohio native Clara Driscoll played a pivotal role in Louis Comfort Tiffany’s New York glass studio — contributions highlighted in a new Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition.

Jennifer Rosengarten: Gardens and Ponds

The Yellow Springs artist’s landscapes are featured at the Springfield Museum of Art from April 22 through Jan. 7.

Marcie Goodman on Planning the Cleveland International Film Festival

The executive director of this popular film festival shares what goes into the city’s annual movie marathon.

Ohioan Katie Holmes Talks About Her Hometown and Hollywood

The Ohio native talks with us about reprising the role of Jacqueline Kennedy in a new miniseries.  

Spring Arts Preview 2017

We highlight 14 exhibitions, shows and events that offer a glimpse of all the season has to offer.

Home + Garden

How to Decorate Your Garden with Salvaged Farm Treasures

Gardener Diana Daily finds new life for salvaged farm treasures. Step into her yard and learn how you can do the same at home.

Ohio Life

Cincinnati Observatory Center Celebrates an Astronomy Milestone

The Cincinnati Observatory Center commemorates the evening in 1845 when Ormsby MacKnight Mitchel looked to the heavens.   

Great Ohio Record Stores

Flip through our guide to 20 spots across the state keeping the art of the vinyl record alive. 

The Maid-Rite Sandwich Shoppe's Gum Wall, Greenville

The exterior of this Greenville restaurant holds years of memories ... really. 

Young's Jersey Dairy's Easter Egg Hunt Tradition

Every spring, Young’s Jersey Dairy invites kids to fill their Easter baskets. Here’s how the Yellow Springs farm boils and colors thousands of eggs.