Friday, September 30, 2011


1. Final Friday celebration in Downtown Newark, by one ticket and stop by all the stores with a different local pizza shop for a slice of pizza.

2. Utica Homecoming through Saturday night, opens at 11am and located at the old Utica Elementary School grounds.

3. Pumpkinpalooza, Lynd's Fruit Farm on Morse Road, Pataskala. Lots of fun from 10am-4pm.

4. Happy Apple Days, north of Granville on SR 661 in Fredonia.

5. Howloween at the Park, Kraner Nature Reserve 6-9pm, sponsored by the Ohio Nature Education. Travel Linville Road to Fairview Road.

6. Open House, stop by the Guanciale Group's open houses on Sunday from 2-4pm.

You can make yourself a busy schedule for the weekend with little expense!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011


From long time friend Sean Carpenter:

"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think,

all the walks I want to take, all the books I want to read,

and all the friends I want to see."

-John Burrough

Check out Sean's complete post: The Days are Getting Shorter

Saturday, September 24, 2011

College Hockey Tournament

Lou + Gib Reese Ice Arena, Newark, Ohio. 2011 ACHA tournament: Northern Kentucky, Wheeling Jesuit, Denison University, West Liberty and Wittenberg.

Should have worn socks.
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Hebron Music + Arts Festival

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Sometimes it takes a little imagination to come up with a birthday gift for Andrew Guanciale. Several months ago, the west half of Cornell's Clothing on North Park Place in Downtown Newark, Ohio owned by Steve Layman was remodeled. The sign from the original Bazaar's location was removed and kept by Robin Pierce. The Bazaar was known as a gentleman's bar, men only. I remember during high school, men would stop by for lunch with a drink and then after work. When ever you walked by and the door would open the cigar smoke would fill the sidewalk.

We purchased the "A" which still had it's 60 year old glass tubes and contracted with Kessler Sign of Zanesville to rework the transformer and what ever else they do to make an old florescent light work. By the smile and thank you, this was a good one of a kind gift that will last a long time and offer some stories in the future. Twelve months to go to figure out next year's gift.

Thank you to Scottamus' from Flickr photo of the old sign.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Parents, if you want your kids to get more exercise, you'd be wise to get out of their way.
In a new study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers sought to observe how kids play in parks. Their overarching goal was to help park designers create public spaces that would better entice kids to run around and exercise. But along the way, the authors discovered something else: the single biggest barrier to children's physical activity had less to do with park design itself and more to do with the hovering presence of a parent.

Children whose parents hung around monitoring them closely were only about half as likely to engage in high levels of physical activity as kids whose parents granted more freedom, the researchers found.

Click here to read more.

Monday, September 19, 2011


Picked this up from Kurt Harden this morning. Last week during a seminar, the speaker said a significant percentage of Ipad purchasers are senior citizens. After a google of the subject, they believe it to be about 10% of the 2010 Ipad sales.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


From 2011 Esquire Car Awards :

Before we could name the Car of the Year, we had to drive the seven finalists as fast as we could. So late this summer, early one morning, we caravaned to the Monticello Motor Club in Monticello, New York, a private racetrack 90 miles outside Manhattan. We took turns driving each of the cars around a section of the 4.1-mile track, nailing the straightaways, weaving through cones, and squealing around turns, and hoping the guys who loaned us the cars wouldn't notice what we were doing to the tires and brakes — all while our instructor alternately yelled, "Throttle! Throttle! Throttle!" or "Brake! Brake! Brake!" The MMC boasts members like Jeff Gordon and Jerry Seinfeld. You can be a member, too, as long as you have $30,000 to $125,000 for the initiation fee and another few thousand in annual dues. Or get a one-day trial pass for $2,500. Racing season runs mid-April through mid-November, which means you still have a couple of months left to get out there. Maybe they'll give you a discount. —Peter Martin

Check out 2011 Esquire Car of the Year-2012 Audi A-7

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Below are twenty-five pieces of vital information that every man over 14 in the Western world should know. Every man. No excuses. Seriously. Seriously.

1.Unbutton the bottom button of your jacket. It’s not intended to be buttoned.
2.Same goes for your vest.
3.Remove the tags on the sleeves of your jacket before you wear it.
4.Jackets sometimes come with white basting thread on their shoulders or holding closed their vents. Remove this thread before wearing the jacket.
5.Jacket pockets are intended to be opened. Use a small scissor or seam ripper.
6.More than three jacket buttons is never appropriate for anything.
7.On a three-button coat, buttoning the top button is optional, and some lapels are rolled so as to make the top button ornamental. In other words: if buttoning the top button seems wrong, it is.
8.Brown shoes, brown belt. Black shoes, black belt.
9.Belt or suspenders. Never belt and suspenders.
10.Your jacket sleeve should be short enough to show some shirt cuff - about half an inch.
11.Your pants should end at your shoes without puddling. A slight or half break means that there is one modest inflection point in the front crease. If your pants break both front and back or if they break on the sides, they’re too long.
12.Your coat should follow and flatter the lines of your upper body, not pool around them. You should be able to slip a hand in to get to your inside breast pocket, but if the jacket’s closed and you can pound your heart with your fist, it’s too big.
13.When you buy a suit or sportcoat, it should be altered to fit by a tailor. This will cost between $25 and $100.
14.Your tie should reach your belt line - it shouldn’t end above your belt or below it.
15.Your tie knot should have a dimple.
16.Only wear a tie if you’re also wearing a suit or sportcoat (or, very casually, a sweater). Shirt, tie and no jacket is the wedding uniform of a nine-year-old.
17.The only men who should wear black suits during the day are priests, undertakers, secret agents, funerals attendees and yokels.
18.Cell phone holsters are horrible.
19.So are square-toed shoes.
20.Never wear visible socks with shorts.
21.Or any socks with sandals.
22.If your shirt is tucked in, you should be wearing a belt (or suspenders, if you’re wearing a jacket as well, or your trousers should have side adjusters and no belt loops).
23.Flip flops are great for the pool and the beach and not great for anything else. (Some say this is a matter of taste. We agree. If you have any taste, you will only wear flip-flops at the beach or pool.)
24.Long ties are not appropriate with a tuxedo.
25.Never wear polyester outside of the gym or theme parties.

If you see someone violating one of these basic principles, feel free to send them our way. We’ll straighten them out.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Downtown Newark, Ohio
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Friday, September 9, 2011


After work stop by the Farmer's Market on South Third Street, locally grown produce and great deserts.

Lite the Night car show with 500 classic cars. Benefits the Christmas lighting of the Licking County Court House

11:00am, Memorial Service at the Court House gazebo for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on our country.

If I was running for public office, this is where I would be. But since I am not, I can enjoy all three events and not have to kiss babies and shake every one's dirty hands.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


After 31.5 years with the Newark Fire Department Captain Greg "Roy" Keefe works his last 24 hour shift before retirement. Best of luck!
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I believe in the required testing of our students, many people look at it as punishment, but I think the ultimate results provides everyone with a decent scale of a school system's measurement. The system of state wide testing will never be perfect especially when you have parents, teachers, administrators and students involved.

Over this past weekend I was "around town" and noticed many students that would be placed in the overweight category. It is kind of embarrassing, no one needs to order two Fried Breads at the Newark Earthworks Pow-Wow concession stand.

My proposal: all students yearly should be tested for physical condition. A student should be tested by walking three miles within a certain time limit every year. This phase of the state testing would not be a speed race and should not be broken down into different categories of weight, size and age.

Maybe even the parents will help promote their child by helping with conditioning, eating healthy and practicing. I would bet most Mall Walkers could beat many of the student's times.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


From Time Magazine:

"Instead, other historians speculate, the origin of the no-white-after–Labor Day rule may be symbolic. In the early 20th century, white was the uniform of choice for Americans well-to-do enough to decamp from their city digs to warmer climes for months at a time: light summer clothing provided a pleasing contrast to drabber urban life. "If you look at any photograph of any city in America in the 1930s, you'll see people in dark clothes," says Scheips, many scurrying to their jobs. By contrast, he adds, the white linen suits and Panama hats at snooty resorts were "a look of leisure."

Labor Day, celebrated in the U.S. on the first Monday of September, marked the traditional end of summer; the well-heeled vacationers would stow their summer duds and dust off their heavier, darker-colored fall clothing. "There used to be a much clearer sense of re-entry," says Steele. "You're back in the city, back at school, back doing whatever you're doing in the fall — and so you have a new wardrobe."

Click here to read the complete article and how Coco Chanel fought the issue.

Monday, September 5, 2011


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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Friday, September 2, 2011


As posted by Steve Layman:

It is a spending problem..........

I have seen this handy explanation several places around the
Intertunnel, just can't remember where. My apologies for not
being able to credit the proper source. Anyway, to make our
Federal budget issue easier to understand, remove the extra
eight zeroes and pretend it is a household budget. Enjoy.

U.S. income: $2,170,000,000,000

Federal budget: $3,820,000,000,000

New debt: $1,650,000,000,000

National debt: $14,271,000,000,000

Recent budget cut: $38,500,000,000

After subtracting the eight zeroes it looks like this:

Total annual income for the Jones family: $21,700

Amount of money the Jones family spent: $38,200

Amount of new debt added to the credit card: $16,500

Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710

Amount of spending cut: $385

Ouch. The first step to recovery from any problem is to
acknowledge we have one. Can we all agree we have a
spending problem? Please?

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Second year chemistry major from Copely, Ohio during tryouts for the OSU Marching Band. If he makes the cut, this will be his second year to march.
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