Rare Spotting – Long Eared Owl

Writing and Photography: Andrew Livelsberger Background:The Long Eared OwlIt is often mistaken for the Great Horned Owl as they have similar feather patterns and color schemes.  They are much smaller than the Great Horned Owl.  The Long Eared Owl normally lives in Canada and the northern United States.  They are normally found in Ohio during…

Mott’s Military Museum – New Wing Announcement

Today, the official dedication and ribbon cutting event was held at Mott’s Military Museum.  The wing was revealed as a sneak peak but will be re-opened to the public in May 2015.  The current target is the weekend before memorial day. Warren Mott gave moving dedications and was the most gracious of hosts for this…

The Journey of Andrew Byrd – Part 2 – The Return

Photography by:  Andrew Livelsberger Written by:  Andrew and Danielle Livelsberger Safely parked in the Quaker Steak and Lube parking lot, the first hug comes from Diane “momma” Byrd Background:After 10 adventure filled days of riding through the 48 contiguous states and 10,000 miles later, Andrew Byrd returns home!! Impression:Everyone was on pins and needles, waiting…

The Journey of Andrew Byrd – Part 1 – The Launch

Photography by:  Andrew Livelsberger Written by: Danielle and Andrew Livelsberger Background:Andrew and Nicole Byrd and family had to endure one of the things that most parents fear.  A life threatening illness to one of their children.  Ryan Byrd, was diagnosed with cancer back in 2005.  It was a difficult time for all the family, including…

American Motorcycle Association – Motorcycle Museum

Story and Photography by: Andrew Livelsberger Background:Finding its current home in 1999, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.  The museum houses memorabilia and records to preserve motorcycling heritage. Impression: I’ll first start off by saying that I am not a bike guy.  I can appreciate what they are and know the names of some of…

The Leatherlips Monument

Written by: Andrew & Dani Livelsberger Photographer:  Andrew Livelsberger Background:Native Ohio limestone slabs make up the structure of this monument to an important Native American historical figure. Chief Leatherlips, also known in his native language as SHA-TE-YA-RON-YA of the Wyandot tribe, got his name from the settlers who described him as “having an admirable trait…

Ballantrae Dancing Hares

Written by:  Andrew Livelsberger Photographer:  Andrew Livelsberger Background:The Dancing Hare sculpture was created by Sophie Ryder of London, England as a commission piece in 2001 as the entry to the Edwards Gold Communities.  Everyday household objects are embedded into the metal sculptures. A spray park and fountains can also be found on the grounds.  The…