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Sing Along With Soaring Music

26 Dec , 2017  

Area residents are encouraged to prolong Christmas by participating in great music performed in a unique setting.

On December 29, Mid Ohio Opera will be hosting a “Sing-Along” of Handel’s oratorio, Messiah, at First United Methodist Church in downtown Mansfield. More…

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History & Tourism, Holidays, Literary Mansfield

Literary Mansfield: Louis Bromfield And Christmas

24 Dec , 2017  

There is no question that Pulitzer Prize-winner and Mansfielder Louis Bromfield was a fan of the holidays.

During the period of time that author Louis Bromfield lived there, Malabar Farm was an active place during the Christmas season. More…

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Renaissance Receives Surprise Holiday Gift

23 Dec , 2017  

Earlier this month, the FirstEnergy Foundation announced that would surprise 132 deserving nonprofit agencies in the FirstEnergy Corporation area with donations over the coming weeks as part of its “12 Gifts of the Season” holiday campaign. The Renaissance Theatre is happy to announce that they have been the lucky recipients of one of these gifts. More…

Holidays, Schools

Festive Assembly Sends Malabar Students Off On Holiday Break

22 Dec , 2017  

Many of the Malabar Intermediate School staff were in holiday costumes Tuesday morning, continuing the tradition of sending students into winter break with lots of smiles and laughter.

“The kids enjoy it. We all have a lot of fun. But soon we will get down to work in each classroom,” Principal Andrea Moyer said. More…


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Downtown Winter Scene

13 Dec , 2017  

SNOW! And a beautiful church. #downtownmansfield

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MSO Holiday Pops Concert On December 16

12 Dec , 2017  

The annual Holiday Pops Concert of the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus will perform on the stage of the Renaissance Theatre on December 16 at 8 PM. The performance, conducted by Maestro Octavio Más-Arocas and Choral Director Larry Griffin will feature a program of holiday repertoire, closing with a traditional carol sing.

The concert will feature a children’s chorus conducted by Lori Turner as well as Rusty Cates as narrator on the Holcomb arrangement of “’Twas The Night Before Christmas.” As ever, a visit from Santa Claus will take place during the concert and guests will have the opportunity to capture a photo with Santa Claus in the lobby. More…

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Seems Like A Fair Santa Question

11 Dec , 2017  

Just out of curiosity… #dearsanta #bookstorelady #sandwichboard #allthebooks

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A Richland County Gift Guide

10 Dec , 2017  

With just two weeks to go until Christmas Eve, many Mansfield area residents are still gift shopping for friends and family. Destination Mansfield has shared a number of suggestions for items you might consider close to home, right here in Richland County: More…


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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

7 Dec , 2017  

Hilarity and holidays merge at The Mansfield Playhouse this month in the form of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a play based on a well-loved book by Barbara Robinson.

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids—probably the most inventively awful kids in history. According to Wikipedia, the Herdmans engage in “misfit behavior” for their age such as smoking, cussing, drinking jug wine, and shoplifting. More…