Monday, October 31, 2016

Identify Original Marine Seascape Oil Painting

I, here at the Millersburg, Ohio, Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast, have personal contact with someone who owns this large, signed, original oil marine seascape painting. I would like to identify the artist.  I failed to measure it, but would estimate it be at least 48" x 36", but would say it is larger than that.

Obviously, this is a seascape.  I believe it is in it's original frame.  Is there anyone out there who could identify the artist and direct me to someone who might have interest in it?

Impressionist Sailboat and Boat House Painting

Here is a closeup of the signature shown in the lower left side of the painting. It is a distinctive signature where it appears as though the artist wrote his or her first name over their surname. This piece, by all appearances is in excellent condition.  I am guessing that it would be classed as mid century modern and impressionist.

Signature on original painting
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Submitted by Loretta Coblentz
October 31, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Boo! in the Burg and Ohio Wine Tasting Offers Attractions for All Ages

Hosted by Historic Downtown Millersburg, Boo! in the Burg is expanding based on the success of last year's addition of the Ohio Wine Tasting, and will now feature it as a permanent event. Guests of The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast and visitors to the area are invited to celebrate the Harvest season with beautiful Amish Country Autumn foliage and Ohio wines.

Located behind the Old Jail in Millersburg, the Ohio Wine Tasting is featuring eight unique Ohio wineries, including Raven's Glenn, Troutman, Doughty Glen Winery, and Baltic Mills Winery, among others. Tickets for tours of the Old Jail are $5 per person, but the price for the Ohio Wine Tasting is yet to be determined. Tours and Tasting will star at 6pm on Saturday, October 29th.

The Old Millersbug Jail

The annual Halloween Parade and Downtown Trick-or-Treat will also be held that evening, with the addition of a Wings Tasting Competition on the Millersburg Courthouse lawn. Proceeds from the Wings Tasting will benefit Friends and Neighbors of OneEighty (formerly Every Woman's House), a domestic violence and sexual assault shelter.

Part of Historic Downtown Millersburg

Local shops will be offering sales, promotions, and other special events for this night, so this is not to be missed on a late Saturday evening! More information on this and other Historic Downtown Millersburg events can be found on their website or by contacting the director, Judy Lamp, at 330-674-2412.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

9th Annual Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns Brings Carols to Life

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The Innkeepers at The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast in Millersburg, Ohio have been involved with the Christmas Cookie Tour of Inns since its first itteration in December of 2007. Scheduled for Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11, the 2016 Cookie Tour will feature beautiful local inns in Ohio's Amish country.

"Songs in the Air, Christmas in My Heart!" is the theme for the 9th Annual Cookie Tour, and these inns are participating:
Since 2007, the Cookie Tour has given all of its net proceeds to local charities, such as the Holmes County Education Foundation and LifeCare Hospice. Tickets are $35 for a single day, or $50 for a two-day pass, and went on sale on the Cookie Tour website on October 3rd. Visitors are free to travel to as many inns as they choose during their tour, from 1pm-7pm on Saturday and 1pm-6pm on Sunday. Each inn will have a different cookie, and the recipes for those cookies will go into the Cookie Tour Cookbook, which every guest will receive along with their tickets.

 This tour is a chance for these local inns to decorate, dress up, and show off the very best they have to offer. The Amish Country Lodging Council, operating under the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce for this event, is a network dedicated to excellence in hospitality. If you plan to be in the area in December, this event is a must-see! Tickets typically sell out within the first week or two of sales, so it is recommended that you purchase them as soon as possible. As one of the featured inns, The Barn Inn Bed and Breakfast looks forward to hosting and greeting guests warmly as we enter the winter Holiday season!

For more information, visit the Christmas Cookie Tour website, or call the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce Tourism Bureau at (330) 674-3975.