To Inform, Provoke, Dispel, and Inspire—Ideas and actions for life in Worthington, Ohio
Ideas, Actions, People, and Commentary in the City of Worthington

Post Category: ‘Parks/Greenspace’

Swimming, public pools, social infrastructure, and public health. And what my mother gave.

Dear Reader,

You may be aware that our outdoor public pool facilities—the ones adjacent to Thomas Worthington High School, opening in 1954 on school property, and managed since then by a…

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“Everybody can garden,” Mr. Clarke said. “It’s something that’s intrinsic.” Prestigious Rose Breeder Names Its New Bloom for a Black Gardener…

I read an uplifting article yesterday about an extraordinary man, Mr. Danny (Dannahue) Clarke, known to his social media followers and BBC viewers in Britain as the Black Gardener.  He is on a…

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Sense of Place and the Power of Uniqueness—Worthington’s Greatest Asset

Community planner and educator Ed McMahon begins his talk with a single image (above) and a simple question:

“Where is this?… Is that Albany, Allentown, is that Providence, Pittsburgh, is that…

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It’s a new year, so let’s take stock of things…

It’s a new year, so let’s take stock of things here in Worthington.

First, the basics:

City finances: revenues are exceeding budget, with healthy reserves. 

Schools: levies have passed,…

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