November 2016 Issue

OM 1116


Tour 3 Historic Homes for the Holidays

These three historic residences offer tours that provide a look into the lives of the families who lived there and plenty of decorating inspiration.

Food + Drink

Jonas Laughlin Shares Baking Tips and Recipes

When a cold ended Jonas Laughlin’s opera career, he found solace in baking. At his Columbus patisserie, he creates odes to European and Southern pastries.

Ohio's Favorite Shredded Chicken Sandwich

Donna and Tom Thorpe’s website pays tribute to the elusive Ohio comfort-food favorite known as the shredded chicken sandwich.


City Scenes

The Zanesville Museum of Art features works associated with the turn-of-the-20th-century artists known as The Eight. 

Holiday Arts Preview

We highlight 12 music, theater and dance performances that are sure to fill you with Christmas spirit.

Living Color

The Cleveland Museum of Art features 30 works from its collection that show how artists ranging from Edgar Degas to Mary Cassatt embraced pastels. 

Ohio Life

Best Hometowns 2016-17

From civic pride to historic preservation to beautiful neighborhoods, these communities make us proud to call Ohio home.

Best Hometowns: Chagrin Falls

This suburban village embraces the best of small-town America with its bustling downtown and neighborhoods filled with beautiful homes.

Best Hometowns: Grove City

This growing Columbus suburb embraces places and moments from its past as it invests in the future.

Best Hometowns: Maumee

This historic riverside city turned its downtown into a place where creativity helps foster a sense of community.

Best Hometowns: Oxford

Campus and community merge in this rural college town with a long history and a lively downtown.

Ohio State University’s Thanksgiving Dinner

The Ohio State University’s Thanksgiving Dinner for students, faculty and staff who stay in town over the holiday marks 25 years in 2016.

Ohioan Piper Kerman on Her Memoir ’Orange is the New Black’

This Columbus resident wrote the book that inspired Netflix’s hit series. We talked with her about writing, success and the criminal justice system. 

See the Carillon Tree of Light in Dayton

The return of the Carillon Tree of Light serves as the kickoff to a monthlong celebration at Dayton’s Carillon Historical Park.

Wyandot Popcorn Museum, Marion

This spot celebrates the city of Marion’s role in snack history.