Throwback Thursday: Let’s Go Back To 1982

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  • It’s 1982 and we look awesome!  
  • In 1982 we had the first day of the Weather Channel, EPCOT theme park opens at Walt Disney World, The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is dedicated, The Commodore 64 is released and Time Magazine’s Man of the Year is given to the first non-human, the computer!
  • In 1984 Honda was really getting its stride with fuel efficient, reliable value oriented vehicles, hmmm doesn’t sound too unlike what Honda is doing today.  The Honda Civic was getting gas mileage in the 50s and all of the other manufacturers were trying to come up with an answer for the beloved Honda Accord and Civic.  As soon as the competition was starting to figure it out, Honda would raise the bar once more.
  • Check out some of the Honda Ads that were running back in those days.
  • Joan Jet & The Blackhearts had a it with – I Love Rock n Roll that came out in 1981 but hit the top of the charts in 1982

  • M*A*S*H was a Hit Television show as were Great American Hero, Magnum P.I,  Three’s Company, Knight Rider and so many more!

  • The largest cash robbery in History occurs in New York when $9,800,000 is stolen from an armored car
  • First CD player sold in Japan
  • 1982 also saw some great t.v. commercials including these

  • E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial was

We hope you enjoyed your trip back to 1982… what do you remember about 1982?  Tell Us on our Facebook page or Twitter!

 

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Weekend Wednesday: First Weekend In November

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaLet’s get out and do something this weekend!

Here are just a few things going on this weekend in Lancaster and the surrounding area.  If you have an event that you would like for us to share with others please let us know.

Freedom ‘s Never Freefreedom

Friday, Nov 01, 2013 -November 3, 2013
Location: Fairfield County Fairgrounds, 159 E Fair Ave, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Time: Fri. opens 3 PM, Sat. all day, sun. 1 – 6 PM
Website: http://www.freedomsneverfree.com
Organization: Remnant Expressive Signing Team
Contact: Jeannie Phillips-Ball
Details: Celebrate veterans, active military, firefighters, and law enforcement. Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall, outdoor and static displays, kids games. Free admission, public welcome!


DICKENS VICTORIAN VILLAGEcambridge

Dates: November 1, 2013 – January 4, 2014
Location: Historic Downtown Cambridge
Hours: Monday-Sunday 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Address:Wheeling Ave.Cambridge, 43725
800-933-5480

www.cambridgeoh.org

Take a trip back in time and experience old-world England as historic downtown Cambridge, Ohio, is charmingly transformed into a Dickens Victorian Village. Visitors are invited to stroll midst 60 vignettes of 180 lifelike figures representing classic scenes from Victorian society. This innovative public art exhibition can be enjoyed by families, couples, and groups alike — an experience that will engage the senses as you explore the charming streetscape, striking historic architecture, and eclectic shops and eateries of Cambridge.


58TH COLUMBUS INTERNATIONAL FESTIVALinternational

Dates: November 2-3, 2013
Location: Veterans Memorial
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Admission: $2-$7; children 5 and under free
Address:300 W. Broad St.Columbus, 43215
614-735-2848

www.CIFOHIO.org

This year the Columbus International Festival will have over 200 booths representing over 80 cultures offering arts, crafts, entertainment and food from all over the world. Cultural dances are performed on stage throughout the festival. Children’s area offers global arts, crafts, face painting and games. This year global art and paintings gallery, ethnic culinary classes and health education & services are big attractions. This event offers unique global, clean and safe family entertainment for two days. Naturalized Citizenship Oath on Saturday at 10 a.m. and 5K Race on Sunday at 10 a.m. is now the part of the Festival.


LIVE-FIRE SUNDAYS  livefire

Dates: October 6 – November 3, 2013
Location: Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Hours: Sunday 1-4 p.m.
Address:1777 E. Broad St.Columbus, 43203
614-715-8000

www.fpconservatory.org

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1–4PM

Check out the Live-Fire Cooking Theater during a casual and entertaining cooking demonstration. Sample bubbly and hearty vegetable stew created in a cast iron kettle over the fire pit.
Demonstration is free with admission, samples are $2.
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Dreams Vs Nightmares from Honda

Technology Tuesday at Buckeye HondaWhat a better time to talk about nightmares than right before Halloween.

This video is part of the Honda Power of Dreams series. This film is about seeing the opportunities and sharing the experiences of visionary leaders and Honda associates who are living their dreams; even when the challenges seem insurmountable. This approach is part of Honda’s DNA, and its goal is to inspire our customers to see the possibilities beyond the nightmares they may read in the news.

What are your Dreams?  Are they different depending on what is going on in your life?  Has a dream or a nightmare ever changed the way you handle a situation or see life?  Has a Dream ever inspired you?  It inspires those of us at Buckeye Honda almost every day.  We work to fulfill the dream that many of us have shared, to be a company that the community wants to exist.  To be more than just an automobile dealership.  To be extraordinary in what we do every day and to be a positive influence in our community and to those that work at Buckeye.

What do you dream about?

Buckeye Honda

 

 

Foodie Friday: Dip For Fresh Fruit or Cake Icing

foodiefridaylogo2OH MY!  This stuff is so good I can eat it straight out of the bowl but it is even better when used as a dip…

Here is a fruit dip that my  nine year old daughter came up with.  Originally she came up with it to top a cupcake recipe that she was working on.  The cupcakes were fantastic and the icing/glaze took them over the top.  When the flour dust settled she had a lot of glaze left over and we decided that maybe we could use it for a fresh fruit dip… I think it awesome.  Be aware it is full of flavor and sugar but oh my is it good!  Feel free to use it as a dip or as a glaze or icing for a pastry or cake.

BRING ON THE DIP!!

What You Need:

  • 18oz  of cream cheese – room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup of butter – room temperature
  • 4-6 cups of confectioner sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries – pureed
  • Seedless grapes, apples, pineapple, pears, peaches – you don’t need all of these but you need something to dip into the dip… 🙂

What You Do:

  • Mix together the cream cheese, butter, vanilla and strawberries
  • Slowly add in only part of the sugar and mix.  You can do this while the mixer is going or while you mix it by hand.  Don’t add all of the sugar at once.
  • Stop adding sugar once you have the consistency that you want your dip to be.  Some might use all of the sugar and others might only use half… it is really up to you.
  • Cover the dip and place in refrigerator for at least 90 minutes.  This will allow the flavors to meld together.

Serve with fresh fruit and enjoy!

This can also be used as a glaze for donuts, muffins or cupcakes.

Throwback Thursday – Let’s Go Back To 1974

throwbackLet’s go back to 1974 for today’s Flashback Thursday!

In 1974 we saw the resignation of a President, The Oakland Athletics win the World Series and Easy -Bake Oven from Betty Crocker.  The 1974 Honda Civic was first on the fuel mileage charts and was quickly becoming the king when it came to reliable and inexpensive transportation.  Although the oil embargo that started in 1973 ended in 1974 fuel economy was still on the top of peoples minds and rightfully so.

People really started to fall in love with not only the economy of the Honda but also the performance.  The 1974 Civic hatchback had faster acceleration than almost every other vehicle in its class and had a top-speed of 88 mph so driving on the freeway wasn’t a problem either.

Here are some other interesting events of 1974!

  • Evel Knievel Tries To Jump Snake River Canyon

  • President Nixon Resigns
  • President Ford Pardons Richard Nixon
  • Henry Aaron Hits Homer 715 All Time Record!

  • The Miami Dolphins defeat the Minnesota Vikings 24-7 in Super Bowl VIII. With Quarterback Bob Griese, who directed the three touchdown drives, Fullback Larry Csonka scored twice and gained a Super Bowl record 145 years…

  • Burger King starts this very popular advertisement:

  • Some Popular Television Shows on ABC were:

During a Giants-Redskins football game, CBS’s Brent Musberger introduces Jane Chastain – the first female sports reporter hired by a network. She joined Musberger and Pat Summerall and gave scores of other games

  • “Blazing Saddles” Was A Top 1974 Movie

Bachman-Turner Overdrive’s “Takin’ Care Of Business” Was A Top 1974 Pop Hit Music Single

 

Upcoming Weekend Events: Happy Halloween!

Weekend Wednesday at Buckeye HondaWe absolutely love this time of year.  There is so much to do with a festive halloween theme.

Here are just a few things happening in the area this Halloween Weekend that you might just want to check out!

An All Hallows’ Eve Ghost Tour

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Three Tour Stops: City Hall Clock Tower (104 E. Main St.) Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 E. Main St.) The Lodge in Lancaster (129 E. Main St.)

Ticket Pricing: General admission is $12. The cost for a Destination Downtown Lancaster Supporter is $10.

 This is a historical guided tour with a ghostly twist. Costumes of all types are encouraged.  Enjoy a stroll through part of Downtown Lancaster and learn history about the buildings you pass from your tour guide. You will be greeted at three locations by a storyteller. You will be at each location for 10-15 minutes.
Due to the nature of this event (required walking, up and down stairs, listening up to 15 minutes), it is best suited for individuals in the seventh grade and beyond. If you have a student younger than seventh grade who you think can handle it, we leave it to your discretion. Students under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pumpkin Hike at Alley Park

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2805 Old Logan Road SE, Lancaster, OH 43130
Saturday, Oct. 266:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

This is a pumpkin lit night hike around Lake Loretta. There will be a bonfire for cooking hot dogs. At 8 a.m. pumpkin carving will be held at the barn. Those that would to participate are asked to bring their own cutting utensils.


Haunted Statehouse Tourhauntedstatehouse

Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26.

Each tour will last approximately an hour. Available tour times include: 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are limited to 40 individuals per tour time each night. This event has sold out the previous seven years.

Tickets for the Haunted Statehouse Tours are $12 per adult and $6 per child under the age of 12. Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Tickets can be purchased three ways:
-Online at http://www.statehouseshop.com (click “Seasonal”);
-By visiting the Statehouse Museum Shop on the ground floor of the Ohio
Statehouse;
-Or purchasing over the phone by calling 614/728-9234.

Statehouse staff members and volunteers will combine history and legend in this special family-friendly haunted Statehouse tour. Conductors will lead visitors through the dimly lit limestone corridors of the Ohio Statehouse by lantern. This historical tour is spooky but appropriate for all members of the family. The tour is most suitable for individuals over the age of 12.

Special activities will be available to participate in before each tour.


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HighBall Halloween

A bit Carnivale. A bit Mardi Gras. A lot Halloween!

HighBall is:

• A celebration of Columbus’ creative talenthbh2
• A vital fundraiser supporting the initiatives of the Short North Arts District
• An amazing party for 20,000
• The only event to be held in the middle of Columbus’ wildly-acclaimed High Street

HighBall is one of Ohio’s most anticipated Halloween celebrations. So big they had to close High Street to stage it! The best costume spying in Ohio. Electrifying stage shows and eye-popping street performances. The festivities are held directly on High Street in the blocks connecting the famed Short North Arts District to the Arena District and Downtown Columbus.

To commemorate its sixth anniversary, HighBall expands to two days – Friday and Saturday, October 25 and 26. The experience begins Friday evening with dancing in the street, bands, stage shows and designer competitions. The fun continues during the day on Saturday with activities for children and families, followed by the outrageous Dogtober Howloween pet costume contest. Saturday night returns to dancing in the streets and the highly-anticipated general public costume contests where thousands of dollars in cash and prizes are on the line.

A mashup of Carnivale, Mardi Gras, Day of the Dead, Halloween and a New York runway show! Really.

For More Information and A List Of Events — Click Here.

Short North Arts District

400 N. High Street
Directly Outside the Convention Center
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Hours

Friday: 5:00 PM – 11:45 AM
Saturday: 5:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Admission

General Pricing: 5.00

Failure Is The Secret To Success

Technology Tuesday at Buckeye HondaWithout failure you often will never succeed.

We welcome you back to Buckeye Honda’s Tech Tuesday video series.  Today we bring to you a very motivational video from the Honda Power of Dreams series about failure.  Honda is revered as being the leader in innovation, engine production and racing but it doesn’t always go as planned.

If you are in a position to stretch the limits and to push the bar don’t be afraid of failure and do not quit if you fail, just look to find a way to succeed and relish in the knowledge that you have learned through your failed attempt.

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
― Winston Churchill

“Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.”
― Truman Capote