A beautiful photo of one of the leaded glass windows in the dining room. A shout out to guest Dennis for sharing this beautiful picture.
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July 28, 2016
Fully Funded, Local Filmmaker Sets Sight on Columbus Landmark for Haunting Film
Gahanna-Native Reaches Into Columbus’ Past, Shoots at Historic Bed and Breakfast
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fresh off the heels of a successful crowdfunding campaign, local filmmaker Parker
Brennon begins shooting original horror short, “Haunt Me,” Monday, August 1, 2016.
The short film follows the protagonist, outsider Angie, on a quest to see a ghost as the Victorian
Harrison House bed and breakfast in Columbus, Ohio. This seemingly simple premise is not what it
seems on the surface and promises a spooky, offbeat take on the horror genre; a genre the Gahanna-
native – and the screenplay – has already made waves in.
No stranger to success, with the screenplay named a finalist in the Midwest Horror Short Film
Festival, “Haunt Me” garnered contributions from more than one hundred backers on the popular
crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. The 30-day campaign for $9,000 received more than 100 percent
funding; a true feat, given only 44 percent of all Kickstarter campaigns are fully funded by their
“I was so nervous to launch my first crowdfunding campaign, but my incredible support
network kept me going,” said Brennon. “I knew I needed to raise the money to make the film the right
way. When it finally happened it felt almost too good to be true.”
With careful thought and intense planning, “Haunt Me,” brings together a stellar team from San
Francisco, Brennon’s new stomping grounds, Central Ohio and Chicago to make his vision a
The project begins filming August 1, 2016 in Gahanna, Ohio; with the climax being filmed at the
historic Harrison House bed and breakfast in Columbus, Ohio toward the end of the week. Those
interested in learning more about “Haunt Me,” Brennon or his other works, visit
I have been making my own yogurt for almost a year. Last May, I was at the Pearl Alley Market for opening day festivities. The association passed out free market bags, I love shopping bags! In the bags was a copy of Our Ohio magazine. Flipping through, I found the most wonderful and super easy yogurt recipe. My guests enjoy homemade yogurt every morning with their fruit.
- 8 cups milk
- 6 ounces yogurt
Pour the milk into a very clean, heavy-bottomed stockpot or large saucepan and place over medium heat. Gently heat the milk until it reaches 185 degrees when tested with an instant-read thermometer. Remove from the heat and allow to cool at room temperature for about 30 to 35 minutes until the thermometer reads between 105 degrees and 115 degrees. Whisk in the yogurt starter.
Pour the mixture into two clean, sterilized quart jars and seal with tight-fitting lids. Wrap the jars in a thick towel and set aside overnight. The next day, the yogurt should be thickened. Store in the refrigerator to chill.
Top servings with granola, honey, maple syrup, fresh fruit or a combination.
Use within 2½ weeks.
Makes 8 cups.
It's the middle of April and signs of Spring are all around us. We celebrate this season with great joy and pleasure, rejoicing in the return of color to the landscape!
After weeks of preparation, design, editing and a little anxiety, Harrison House Bed and Breakfast finally has a new website to share!
This, my first journal entry, is a welcome return to writing. In future entries I hope to share with you some of my favorite recipes, my adventures in knitting and stories of my life with guests at the B&B.
I leave you now, with this thought: