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How to Transform Your Basement from Dumping Ground to Functional Space

When you’re dealing with storage items that you don’t know what else to do with they often end up in your basement, cluttering the space and making it impossible to find anything! Join Meredith as she checks back in with our “Most Cluttered Closet in Chillicothe” makeover winner as we help her to organize her basement with the expert help of minimalism and simplicity expert, Rose Lounsbury.

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How I Run My Personal Schedule While Having Young Children

As a working mom, there’s always the question of: how can I achieve work/life balance? Since I don’t work a 9-5 job and my schedule changes on a day-to-day basis there are things I’ve had to come to terms with, and that includes that there’s no perfect balance. However, there are things you can do to work towards as much of a balanced life as possible: here’s my message for working moms and how I’ve dealt with my own personal struggle with guilt as I strive to achieve this seemingly unattainable balanced life.

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Are You Going to Make Apartments Above Paper City Coffee?

The short answer? Yes! Find out what’s happening with downtown Chillicothe’s first luxury apartments that mix historic structures with modern living. Plus, hear about what the number one factor was that could have held the project back, and why we really believe that completing these four luxury apartments in downtown will really help to bring more life and revitalization to our community.

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Farmer’s Markets | Tour with Duane

No plans for this upcoming Saturday? Well, be sure to head on over to the Farmer's Market! With 46 different vendors, you're sure to find something that'll make your taste buds happy! We're incredibly thankful for what the market brings to our community, and all the fresh & healthy produce they offer! So be sure to check it out!

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Affordable & High Impact Ways to Decorate Your Home To Sell

Not long after putting Kelcie’s home on the market (within 24-hours) she had multiple offers and was able to sell quickly. Join us as we take a deep dive into how Kelcie staged her home in ways that are affordable and achievable so that you, too, can achieve the best outcome possible for your home when selling.



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Buckeye Cafe | Tour with Heather

Whether you want to cool down with a smoothie or stop in for some homemade soup, meet Heather from Buckeye Cafe and hear why this cafe is a little gem in Chillicothe. The cookies are a must-try and all the food is homemade fresh every day. Of course they do coffee, but expect to be surprised by the selection of to-die-for baked goods, ice cream, and milkshakes.

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Two Roasting Joes | Tour with Tom

After he and his neighbor, Brian, had a conversation one day about how much they love coffee, Brian mentioned that he knew a friend that was roasting his own beans. They started looking into where to source green beans and brought a small roaster and started enjoying one, fragrant cup of a coffee at a time. They were hooked!

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Our Top 10 Lessons We Learned While Creating A Non-Profit

Starting a non-profit can be pretty overwhelming, especially if you’ve never been involved in one before. In fact, I can even remember Googling “How to start a non-profit”! I had the opportunity to turn an abandoned building into a successful non-profit Children’s Museum in Chillicothe from the ground up. There are so many things that go into starting a non-profit, but here are the top ten lessons that I learned along the way.

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After 1 Year, Here's How Our Non-Profit Startup Is Doing

When Kelcie Pierce first heard about the Mighty Children’s Museum she really thought the women attempting to turn an abandoned building into a successful non-profit children’s museum were all crazy. Since becoming Director of the Mighty Children’s Museum, watch as Kelcie shares how the non-profit startup is doing, what the biggest challenges are, and what to expect in the coming years.

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Eastern Avenue Lumber | Tour with Chelsea

When people think Eastern Avenue Lumber they generally just think lumber, but we bet you didn't know that this 70+ year family-owned local business rivals big-box hardware in what's on offer.  Founded in 1947, when it was first established Eastern Avenue Lumber mainly provided milling and lumbar for contractors and large projects, but today its offerings have expanded to provide a convenient, general hardware store for the local community.

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Chillicothe Carpet | Tour with Jon

"I didn't' know you carried that?" is a frequent comment from people who walk into Chillicothe Carpet. Meet the owner, Jon and learn about a business that stocks every type of flooring you could imagine from carpet, vinyl, hardwood, laminate, and waterproof options that are scratch resistant and holds up to children and pets.

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How We Turned an Abandoned Building into a Successful Non-Profit Children’s Museum

Wow! This is better than I expected!”— this is a common statement we hear from first-time visitors to the Mighty Children’s Museum. Turning an abandoned building into a successful non-profit children’s museum has been a long road and while it wasn’t exactly smooth sailing it’s been completely worth it. Here’s the journey it’s taken from initial idea to somewhere that kids and their parents love to visit:

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Monster Brazillian Jiu Jitsu | Tour with James

After teaching in the basement of his house for seven to eight months, Professor James “Monster” Mullins opened Monster Brazilian Jiu Jitsu in Chillicothe in November 2018 after starting his teaching career in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2007. Monster offers classes for kids as little as four in his Mini Monsters class designed to help them with balance and body strength, through to classes for adults and encourages all ages, fitness levels, and believes everyone should be allowed to work at their own pace.

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Charley’s Flowers | Tour with Mary

When you’re lost for words, Charley’s Flowers can help! Opened in 1966, this family owned and operated business has been serving downtown since 1980. Whether it's a dozen long stem red roses, a beautiful bouquet of anniversary flowers, or flowers for a special event, there’s no occasion that doesn’t need flowers!

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Printex Same-Day Printing | Tour with Jeff

Started by his father in 1975 in the living room of his house—after six years Printex Same-Day Printing eventually came to settle in its current location and they are here for the long-haul! As a young kid, Jeff would come in and help on Saturdays with the family business—after college he decided to go fulltime, not because he HAD to but because he WANTED to and it shows.

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