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The weather is glorious! There's such a nice, cool breeze coming in from the Bay, making up for the 100-degree temperatures Mathews suffered most of the summer. It's still in the 80's but much less humid, and there are signs of fall all around. The last several mornings I've watched flocks of birds come to the creek behind my house to feed. First it's the mallards, then some swans, then the herons, and finally a flock of Canada geese. Life is good!

My son John and his wife Maureen were here to visit for a couple days, and they've now returned to their home in the mountains. John is the chef at Artisans Grill Restaurant in Luray, Virginia. If you're in the area, stop in and say "hi."

This weekend I'm off to Berlin, Ohio, for a show with my friends at Berlin Creek Gallery. I've created a special new print edition for the show, featuring the Zoar Hotel in historic Zoar Village. We'll kick-off the weekend with a fundraising event at Zoar Village on Thursday, September 23, to benefit its ongoing preservation efforts. There will be a walking tour, a harvest festival-theme dinner in Zoar's historic schoolhouse, and a ghost tour. The Zoar Hotel is said to have its very own ghost, known as "George," whom I included on the front porch of my painting.

Autumn at the Zoar Hotel will be released as a limited edition giclée on paper during my show with Berlin Creek Gallery September 24-25. For more information, please contact the gallery at 330-893-2686.

Zoar Village was founded in 1817 by a group of about 200 German Separatists seeking escape from religious persecution in their homeland. Today, Zoar is a community of approximately 75 families living in homes built from 1817 to present. Many of the original homes have been preserved or restored, as have the many buildings and museums maintained by the Ohio Historical Society. The Zoar Community Foundation also strives to ensure the preservation of the historical characteristics and heritage of the village and the surrounding area. For more information on the September 23 events at Zoar Village, please contact Berlin Creek Gallery at 330-893-2686.

'Til next week...


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