Certified Classics: Best of 2011 – Matt

Dec 30 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
Unfortunately, I’ve been down with the flu and my year-end wrap-up is gonna be less word-y than I’d hoped and...
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Certified Classics: My Faves—Tommy

Dec 23 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
5. Grandaddy – Sophtware Slump The theme of this album is also one that I feel is symbolic to my autobiography....
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17th Annual Fantasy of Lights 

Dec 22 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
Earlier this month, the OLG team bundled up and volunteered at the 17th Annual Fantasy of Lights in Franke Park....
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Certified Classics: My Faves—Nate

Dec 22 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
Tears for Fears: Songs from the Big Chair (1985) Tears for Fears formed the year I was born. The remains of...
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Certified Classics: My Faves—Jake

Dec 22 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
In no particular order, my top 5 gotta-take-with-me-to-a-desert-island albums are Ramones S/T, Screeching Weasel “Thanks You Very Little”, The Queers...
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Certified Classics: My Faves—Matt

Dec 22 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
N.B. For me, numbers ten through six can change hourly, daily, moving as far up as spot five or four....
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Ferocious Quarterly Featured in 2011 Print Regional Design Annual

Dec 20 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
For Immediate Release: December 20, 2011 Contact: Matt Kelley matt@oneluckyguitar.com 260 969-6672 (Fort Wayne, Ind.) Print magazine recently published their 31st Regional Design Annual...
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Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Dec 15 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
One Lucky Guitar got together last month for our annual fall “retreat”—though we prefer to not call it that…OLG Never...
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Rosie, come out tonight!

Dec 15 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
December 15th always makes me think of Winterland. Back in 92/93, after I saw Bruce Springsteen live at Market Square in...
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The Passion Journey

Dec 7 2011 | Filed under Sauer Notes | Posted by
You may have noticed that my last few blogs are about finding core purpose, passion and enjoyment.  Although by a...
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The New Analytics: What's It Mean to You?

Dec 5 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
If you have a website, you no doubt are running Google Analytics to track your visitors. If not, we would...
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3Rivers Goes to the Theater

Nov 29 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
If you go to the movies in the Fort Wayne area and you arrive early, you might just see some...
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Rug Doctor Makes House Calls!

Nov 28 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
  When OLG was given the opportunity to work with Rug Doctor to help them roll out their brand new professional carpet cleaning...
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Your Roadmap to Success

Nov 21 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
It can be difficult to figure out what you want to do with your life when you are in middle...
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#YourBiographyAsASongTitle

Nov 18 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
Earlier this afternoon at the Auer Center for Arts & Culture at OLG’s annual fall retreat (OLG Never Retreats!), we...
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BFA Commercial Photography

Nov 16 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
We’ve had the privilege of both working with and working above BFA Commercial Photography (the “art director half” of OLG is...
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Revealing Healthcare Innovation

Nov 15 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
There’s one name in healthcare furniture that continually brings new, purposeful products to the market and we were able to...
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Riverdales Tribute

Nov 14 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
I recently created a poster for the Riverdales—easily one of my fave all-time bands—partly outta fun, partly outta tribute and...
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Chicago the Musical

Nov 9 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
“Welcome. Ladies and gentleman you are about to see a story of murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery—all...
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Fort Wayne Outfitters' Kids Bike Race

Nov 9 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
For those of you that aren’t familiar with Fort Wayne Outfitters you should plan a visit. Not only do we...
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AIGA's 2011 Bordo Bello Event

Nov 8 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
“Bordo Bello” is AIGA Colorado’s annual fundraiser for their mentorship program. A custom skate deck auction! Unbelievably proud to be...
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Passion Is Your Business’s Greatest Lost Asset

Nov 4 2011 | Filed under Sauer Notes | Posted by
Rediscover it through your mission! Ancient cultures like the Maya believe that humans are innately passionate; it’s built into our DNA. ...
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Website-O-Rama

Oct 31 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
We’ve been busy launching websites left and right here at OLG.  In case you haven’t had a chance to check...
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OLG Launches New Web Projects, Among Them A New OneLuckyGuitar.com

Oct 31 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
For Immediate Release: October 31, 2011 Contact: Matt Kelley matt@oneluckyguitar.com 260 969-6672 (Fort Wayne, Ind.) One Lucky Guitar, Inc. recently launched several large websites...
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Church Shoes to Entertain x2

Oct 31 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
The dudes we know and love, Church Shoes, will be making their way from Austin to the Fort for a...
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Inspired by Talent

Oct 28 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
I attended the 21st Century Talent Conference held at the Landmark Conference Center and put on by partners of the...
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Building an Accessible Website

Oct 27 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
This summer, we were given the opportunity to design and build the new Turnstone website, and we were more than...
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Rock & Roll, Heart & Arrow

Oct 21 2011 | Filed under Case Studies | Posted by
Rock & Roll, Heart & Arrow Music and design go together, with London’s Danny George Wilson and One Lucky Guitar. In our...
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Illustrated Critters of the Wetland

Oct 18 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
There’s been a lot of Fort Wayne Trails goodness rolling through our home base lately. One of the more visual...
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BBQ, Carolina Style

Oct 14 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
The team at OLG has known renaissance man Wayne Shive for years. We’ve done work for many of his business...
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Blast from the Past: Show Edition

Oct 12 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
Summer (and I suppose Fall) 2011 provided some great opportunities to witness some legendary bands/musicians that I never thought I’d...
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A Moving Experience

Oct 10 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
A few months back I was invited to attend a “Friends for Lunch” at Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana, which...
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Being There with Wilco

Oct 4 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
The awesome crew over at music/film zine Ze Catalist asked if I’d contribute something to their ‘Wilco Week’ series, celebrating...
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DinoWars

Oct 3 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
Last Saturday Nate and I (+ numerous friends) got to participate in one of Conspiracy’s gallery events. This particular show,...
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My Day As a Turnstone Champion

Sep 28 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
This past weekend I ran the Fort4Fitness half marathon as part of “Team Turnstone”—the team running to raise funds for Turnstone. For...
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Hosting a Strategic Party!

Sep 27 2011 | Filed under Sauer Notes | Posted by
These are just too much fun to call planning! The last couple months I’ve had the pleasure of leading two good...
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Creating the Fort Wayne Trails Logo

Sep 27 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
At One Lucky Guitar, we live on the city’s bike lanes, bike routes and trails. Many of us bike to...
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New Tech Logos

Sep 20 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
Now that schools in the area are back in full swing, it’s nice to think that some of them will...
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The Auer Center Typography

Sep 13 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
Last week, Arts United’s Auer Center for Arts & Culture (formerly the Fourthwave Building) had the building name installed on...
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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Sep 12 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
September 10, 2011 marked the 4th annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event—crowds of guys and gals strapped on...
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Turnstone's Competitive Side

Sep 7 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
When we became the team to rebrand Turnstone, an organization that promotes healthy living among people with disabilities, part of...
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Graduate Outdoor

Sep 7 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
I just got some visuals of a billboard we created a few months ago for The University of Saint Francis....
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Metavari/Husband&Wife Fall Tour

Aug 31 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
Metavari + Husband&Wife: Midwest, East Coast, Canadian Tour Fall 2011 ...
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Branding the Geothermal Advantage

Aug 27 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
Indiana Tech holds a special place in my heart. This small but mighty university was my employer prior to One...
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Aha Moments

Aug 16 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
Mutual of Omaha recently interviewed One Lucky Guitar during their third annual cross-country ‘Aha Moment’ tour when they stopped off in...
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Engaging GWU Alum

Aug 5 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
So there’s a great university out East and fortunately we get to do work with’em. The George Washington University, in...
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Dessert III: The Art

Aug 5 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
Recently, we unveiled the new promotional art for this year’s DESSERT, the Official Taste of the Arts Afterparty. Each year...
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Insub Fest!

Aug 5 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
This year marks the fourth year I’ve been able to lead the creative vision for the annual 3-day punk-fest in...
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Two New Logos

Aug 1 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
Here’s two logos that have recently made their way through the office. The first, for Senk Human Resources and Compliance (SHRC),...
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Interview on "Create the Map"

Jul 28 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
Last month I threw a slew of OrbitalFleets posters and issues of Ferocious in my car and trekked it to...
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Headbangers Unite

Jul 23 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
It was about time. I’ve got to design a lot of fun band/show-related stuff over the years, but I’ve never...
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OLG—The Brand

Jul 22 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
What started with a logo refresh last year had turned into quite an overhaul of the visual character of OLG....
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Flamingo Nosebleed Album Release Show

Jul 22 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
Flamingo Nosebleed Album Release Show with The Give-Ups The Brass Rail July 22, 2011 ...
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One-Up Your Brochure!

Jul 20 2011 | Filed under Art & Strategy, Too | Posted by
OLG created a huge body of work for WorkOne over the course of 2010/2011. The bulk of which was built...
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OrbitalFleets & Studio-Sweet-Studio Interview

Jul 18 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
The amazing ladies at Studio Sweet Studio were kind enough to lemme do a process post on their site for...
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Brass Rail Tees

Jul 17 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
A while ago, Corey Rader, co-owner of Fort Wayne’s best rock venue asked me if I wanted to do a...
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Free Zone Hits 20

Jul 15 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
Here’s a quick logo I did for a certain, cool promoter in Indy named Tom. He and his friend, Tim...
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Twice the Forte

Jul 9 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
Last night, there was Fortissimo: A Symphonic Collission of the Precise & The Unbound. In a lot of ways, Fortissimo was...
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Team Neighborlink Cycling Jerseys

Jun 23 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
A buddy of mine in Fort Wayne is collecting volunteers who wanna donate to a good cause and race as...
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Peelander-Z at the Brass Rail

Jun 20 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
Peelander-Z with Definitely Gary The Brass Rail June 20, 2011 ...
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As Seen on TV

Jun 17 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
It is a true blessing to be able to work with a client like Lutheran Health Network. As part...
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Fortissimo—Nate Utesch Speaks

Jun 17 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
I’m sitting across from Bradley Thachuk (associate conductor at the FW Phil and conductor/arranger of all things tremendous in Fortissimo)...
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Marah at The Brass Rail, June 7 2011

Jun 7 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
Marah The Brass Rail June 7, 2011 ...
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Fortissimo—Matt Kelley Speaks

Jun 2 2011 | Filed under Love & Like | Posted by
In late 2009, I was asked to serve on an audience development committee for The Phil. It was a great...
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The Queers, The Front & FxNx

May 28 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
The Queers with The Front and Flamingo Nosebleed The Brass Rail May 28, 2011 This poster was screen-printed by Good Stuff Design too. ...
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Manges (Italy) Added to Show!

May 28 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
The Manges from Italy were added to the already great lineup! I had to promote these fellas too! ...
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"All Eyes on Me" Art Show at Conspiracy

May 21 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
I was invited to contribute a piece to a show in Fort Wayne called “All Eyes on Me.” It’s at...
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Identifying Fort Wayne Trails

May 20 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
At One Lucky Guitar, many of us bike to work (or at least get our wheels out over the weekend...
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Jazzin' Up Jazzin' with the PHIL

May 20 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
Jazzin’ Up Jazzin’ with the PHIL We had a great time designing the invitations and materials for tonight’s annual Philharmonic fundraiser,Jazzin’ with the...
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One Lucky Guitar and Partners Receive DSANI Star Award

May 16 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
For Immediate Release: May 16, 2011 Contact: Matt Kelley matt@oneluckyguitar.com 260 969-6672 (Fort Wayne, Ind.) One Lucky Guitar, Inc. (OLG), recently received a 2011...
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OLG Gets a Newbie

May 5 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
We’ve added onto our team here at OLG with a full time number 10, and we consider ourselves lucky to...
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One Lucky Guitar Receives National and Regional Accolades

May 2 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
For Immediate Release: May 2, 2011 Contact: Matt Kelley matt@oneluckyguitar.com 260 969-6672 (Fort Wayne, Ind.) One Lucky Guitar, Inc. (OLG), recently received regional and...
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Go Green!

May 2 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
In attempt to make One Lucky Guitar a more environmentally friendly place, our recycling program officially kicked off on Earth...
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1 under 40

Apr 15 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
We couldn’t be more proud of Nate Utesch, who, along with 39 other deserving youngsters, was recognized by Greater Fort Wayne...
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DSANI Star Award for Dupont Birthplace Campaign

Apr 15 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
Compliments, Publicity American short story author and novelist Thomas Wolfe (1900–1938) once said, “You have reached the pinnacle of success as...
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Matilda Jane Clothing's House of Clouds

Apr 15 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
One Lucky Guitar’s marketing relationship with Matilda Jane Clothing dates back to 2004 — when the soon-to-be thriving clothing company...
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OLG's own in YLNI Leadership Institute

Apr 15 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
The 2011 class of YLNI’s Leadership Institute included our own Bridget Pearson, account coordinator. The Leadership Institute is a dynamic...
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Two Tellys

Apr 15 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
Lastly, good news has arrived from the Telly Awards — the premier awards honoring outstanding commercials and programs, as well...
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Win at Regional Addys

Apr 15 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
The OLG team had a ball at the Fort Wayne Addys a few weeks ago, and we’ve been pleasantly surprised...
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Silver Screen Society Contribution

Apr 13 2011 | Filed under Extra & Curricular | Posted by
Earlier this year I was invited to contribute to the Silver Screen Society. SSS is an ongoing project curated by...
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Auer Center for Arts & Culture

Mar 14 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
  It meant a great deal for us to see the success of one of our Addy winners, Arts United’s capital...
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Fun Times at the Addy Prom

Mar 14 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
We had a great time at the annual Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne’s prom-themed 2010-2011 Addy Awards. The entire OLG...
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OLG Becoming Bicycle Friendly

Mar 9 2011 | Filed under News & Word | Posted by
. We recently received the designation of ‘Bicycle Friendly Business’ from the League of American Bicyclists, which was pretty exciting for...
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Holler and the Moan poster

Feb 25 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
Holler and the Moan A Film by Greg Locke Cinema Center February 25, 2011 ...
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The Queers, Apers & Johnie 3

Jan 31 2011 | Filed under Show & Event | Posted by
The Queers, The Apers and Johnie 3 The Lemon Grove (Ohio) January 31, 2011 ...
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