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Dragonfly's Last Flight

In response to "Doors Shut on Dragonfly and Garage Bar," at the Scene & Heard blog: This is an extremely sad and difficult time for everyone involved with Dragonfly and Garage Bar. I want to thank all of our supporters, past, present, and future. Without you, we would not have been as good as we were. And we were good. Really good.

How many of you in this business can get staff together at 9 a.m. on a Sunday to drive out to Red Hawk Farm in Newbury to work a two-acre garden, rush back to open, and love every minute? We did, every week during growing and harvesting season.

Garage, too, had the most amazing team. Each one of you should be very proud of everything you've accomplished. I wish you all nothing but the best. Please remember us fondly.

Lisa Previte

Editor's note: Learn about new plans in the works for the former Dragonfly and Garage Bar on page 34.

Beer Company Monsters

I root for OSU and can't stand snobby Michigan/Detroit fans, but I still enjoyed your "Buck Nuts" piece ["Cracking the Buck Nut," March 14]. There was a definite negative trend in Buckeye football fandom over the Tressel years. A lot more arrogant blowhards embrace the team now, if talk radio is an accurate barometer ... although only a sports dork would repeatedly sit on hold for 45 minutes waiting to talk. These must be the "extreme fans" you mentioned.

This whole extreme macho football culture that's marketed by the beer companies, the NCAA, the NFL, and their broadcast lackeys simply brainwashed these dorks to take ownership of success they had nothing to do with. Unfortunately, their enablers will continue to encourage them as long as they keep buying personal seat licenses and beer. Thanks for a thought-provoking article.

Brian Gomez

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