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AugustFest At St. Peter’s

17 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Why wait until October? That’s the question considering the upcoming St. Peter’s Parish and School AugustFest, to be held on Saturday, August 7 at the Spartan Fields Athletic Complex, 640 Hickory Lane.

This event, for adults aged 21 and above, will include live music, beer and wine, food, casino style games, and a corn hole tournament.

Featured music entertainment will be The Ohio Express, a north central Ohio favorite. More…

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History & Tourism

When Mansfield Welcomed: The Greatest Show On Earth

25 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

In 1872, entertainment history was made when the first large circus to travel by rail appeared in small and mid-sized communities across the Midwest. America’s Greatest Showman was behind the entire endeavor.

On June 22, that tour included a stop in Mansfield. The Greatest Show on Earth – a slogan used for the very first time in publicity for that very trip – came to town for three shows. Actually, it was more fully known as “P.T. Barnum’s Great Traveling Museum, Menagerie, and World’s Fair – consisting of museum, menagerie, aquarium, polytechnic institute, international zoological garden, and Dan Castello’s chaste and refined circus.” More…

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All About Richland

Renaissance Revealing New Season During Tuesday Evening Event

11 May , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from Renaissance Performing Arts Association

While theaters across the world are just starting to open back up, the Renaissance Theatre has been at the forefront for producing live events safely during a global pandemic. This Tuesday, May 11 at 7:30 PM, Renaissance Theatre will announce its upcoming 93rd season which includes broadway musicals, symphony concerts, rock bands, country music, educational programming and more!

“It’s really an impressive feat that the Renaissance is not only still open, but still pressing forward and creating live entertainment for the area. With a vast majority of the nation’s theaters shut down, it’s truly remarkable we’re able to put on events.” said Ryan Shreve

The Renaissance Theatre has become a golden staple for creating theatre and live events during the COVID-19 global pandemic, and doing said events safely. More…

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History & Tourism

As Case Numbers Rise, Ohio Entertainment Venues Consider Options

9 Jul , 2020  

COSI, Cedar Point Taking Divergent Paths

By: 1812Blockhouse

It was a sobering set of statistics coming out of the Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday.

At the same time, there were signs that Ohioans are continuing to cope with the uncertainty and embrace some of the traditional aspects of a Buckeye summer, albeit with a mask and/or social distancing.

Some 1,277 new cases were announced, with 890 hospitalized, up 39 from the day before. This was the fourth highest daily total of the entire COVID-19 pandemic, and ripples from recent increases have been felt around the state. More…

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All Things Business

Ohio Reopens Some More For Some More Summer Fun

5 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff

Going to the movies might be a different experience for awhile, but, then again, it’s better than not going, right?

With the notable exception of amusement parks, Ohio’s entertainment venues will be able to reopen to the public as of June 10, albeit with mandatory and recommended health and safety restrictions in place. More…

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All About Richland

TEDxMansfield Next Saturday; Features Speakers And Entertainment

27 Oct , 2018  

Organizers of TEDxMansfield invite people across North Central Ohio to attend Mansfield’s inaugural TEDx event at the Renaissance Theatre on November 3. Tickets are now available for purchase through The Renaissance Theatre box office. More…

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Promenade And Do-Si-Do

25 Sep , 2017  

This fall, you have an opportunity to join in fun which has captivated local dancers for almost 50 years.

The Johnny Appleseed Square Dance Club is completing its first half century in bringing together Western Square Dance enthusiasts for Saturday evening dances from October through May. And, beginning on October 5 with an introductory session on September 28, a multi-week instructional course is available. More…

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All About Richland

Is The Sun Rising On The Sunset Drive-In?

26 Jul , 2017  

Attempts have been made over the years to bring back the venerable Sunset Drive-In Theatre at the corner of State Routes 309 and 314.

Now, work is underway again to do just that, and people are taking notice. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfielders Now Able To Enjoy WKSU

26 Feb , 2017  

Long home to a transmitter for radio station WOSU in Columbus, area residents and visitors can now enjoy the sounds of another excellent collegiate radio station.

WKSU recently began broadcasting from call letters W234CX in rural Mansfield. The station can be accessed at 94.7 on your FM dial. More…

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