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Archive for September, 2019

Second Annual Forest Grove Cemetery Tour Hosted By the Plain City Historical Society is Wednesday, September 25 at 5:30 pm.

Buy tickets here in the pharmacy for the Second Annual Cemetery Tour at Forest Grove Cemetery in Plain City. The event, which is being presented by The Plain City Historical Society, was a lot of fun last year when Joe and I attended. Costumed Historical Society members will tell about the many Plain City residents now spending eternity in Forest Grove.

The Cemetery Tour takes place on Wednesday, September 25 at 5:30 to 7:15 pm in the oldest section of the cemetery, the circle on the west end. The tour begins at 5:30 and will end at 7:15.

Be sure to wear comfortable shoes as the ground is uneven. You can also bring a lawn chair in case you need to take a rest.

We have tickets for sale here in the pharmacy. Tickets are $5 each and will benefit The Plain City Historical Society. You can also buy pre-sale tickets at the Historical Society, 111 West Main Street. Tickets will also be available the night of the event.

Rain date is Saturday, September 28.

To like The Plain City Historical Society on Facebook, go HERE.



Plain City Chalk Art Festival is Saturday, September 14 from 10 am to 6 pm.


There’s a new festival in Plain City and it is sure to be inspirational and fun.

The Plain City Chalk Art Festival gets underway in the flatiron area of Plain City (below the Clock Tower) on Saturday September 14 at 10 am with Byrd Manring performing until noon.

The music continues from noon to 2 pm with A Bassic Approach II.

From 2-6 pm, The Haz Benz will perform.

As everyone is enjoying the music, they can also watch artists creating beautiful chalk art on the pavement.

Fourteen chalk artists, including our own local Hilary Meyers Frambes of Laughing Dog Art Studio, will be featured at the Chalk Art Festival. You can find out about each of the artists who will be attending and see some of their previous artwork by visiting the Festival Facebook page.

Each artist will start their pieces at 10 am.

There will also be food trucks including the Smiling Daisy BusCoffee Connections of Plain City, and Fuller Flavor Curbside Grill.

Additionally, there will be an area for kids to do their own chalk art.

Uptown businesses will be open during the Festival with sidewalk sales and lots of interesting finds.

Like the Festival on Facebook HERE.

Read a nice article about the Festival in the Madison Messenger HERE.

The Plain City Chalk Art Festival is being UPCO, Uptown Plain City Organization.


Please Welcome Our Student Pharmacist for September, Barry Shen.

IMG_0588This month, we are joined in the pharmacy by Barry Shen, a fourth year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University’s College of Pharmacy.

Barry will graduate in May 2020 and will then take the test to become a registered pharmacist. Barry will be with us throughout September, so please stop by and meet him while he is in the store.

Here is what Barry tells us about himself:

Hello everyone! I am a fourth year pharmacy student from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy on APPE rotations coming in to work with Meghan.

I was born and raised in Cincinnati. Pharmacy has been a profession I have been interested in since high school. My main interest lies in community pharmacy with disease states involving blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, COPD, and mental health. 

My first ever pharmacy experience was in undergrad when I started volunteering at the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio. While there, I was able to witness the impact pharmacists have on patients in managing their medications to provide them with the best lifestyle possible for their situations.

From there, what started as a mild interest became a burning passion as I worked to become a pharmacist for the next eight years.

Some of my other past pharmacy experiences include working as a pharmacy technician in Kroger in undergrad which served as one of my primary retail experiences. During my time at Kroger, I learned valuable customer service skills that helped me gain the technical skills needed in a retail pharmacy setting such as entering prescriptions and patient profiles along with insurance information management. 

During pharmacy school, I worked for the Medication Management Program at The Ohio State University where I counseled patients daily over the phone about their medication list. Working at the Medication Management Program allowed me to develop patient care skills such as documenting important information about their medications and the rationale behind them. It also taught me how to spot common drug interactions.  

Some notable past rotations include being at the Charitable Pharmacy of Central Ohio and Logan County Community Health and Wellness. While at the Charitable Pharmacy I further developed my patient counseling skills from the Medication Management Program. The main patient population I encountered was the underserved. Counseling the underserved has provided me with a perspective on what patients go through if they cannot afford their medications. It was a much different experience counseling patients face to face compared to speaking with them over the phone.

During my time at Logan County Community Health and Wellness, I was able to not only counsel patients, but also look into pharmacogenetics. The main patient population is rural where there is no major hospital in the area. Compared to other rotations there was more smoking cessation, COPD, and mental health counseling I was given the opportunity to pursue. While at the clinic, I was able to see the potential pharmacogenomics play in selecting certain medications for patients especially in regards to drugs like SSRIs used for mental health and depression.   

Hobbies that I enjoy participating in outside of my profession include playing tennis, working out, trying out new restaurants, doing trivia, and reading up on the latest technology news involving companies such as Apple, Samsung, and Microsoft. It is amazing how just ten years ago having a flip phone was considered cool; now we have the power of the internet at literally the tip of our fingers.

My current favorite tennis player is Roger Federer.

My favorite spots to hang out at are local coffee shops. My goal while I am in Columbus is to complete the coffee trail to find the best coffee beans available.   



Meet Our New Pharmacy Intern, Amber Lee.


We have a new pharmacy intern working in the pharmacy with us.

Amber Lee is in her second year of pharmacy school at Ohio State. You will most often find her at the store on Saturdays or days throughout the week when she is not in class.

We try to keep our pharmacy interns with us throughout their time in pharmacy school until they graduate, so we are sure you will be seeing more of Amber over the coming years. Please make her feel very welcome.

Here is what Amber tells us about herself:

My name is Amber Lee and I am currently a second year pharmacy student at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and will graduate in May 2022. I have lived in the Columbus area my whole life and I grew up in Dublin where I attended Dublin Coffman High School and graduated in 2014.

After high school, I decided to stay in Columbus and attend The Ohio State University where I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences degree in May of 2018. I had such a great undergrad experience at The Ohio State University that I decided to stay an extra four years to pursue my PharmD.

I was interested in pursuing pharmacy ever since I was in middle school, but wasn’t really sure about it until I got to shadow a pharmacist at the hospital I volunteered at my senior year of high school. I saw what a big impact a pharmacist can make in a patient’s life and found it very rewarding. Ever since then, I knew pharmacy was right for me. I’m not quite sure where I want to end up in the pharmacy field, but I love working in the retail setting at Plain City Druggist so far.

Outside of pharmacy I love staying active and love running and playing sports, especially tennis. Tennis has always been a huge part of my life growing up and I played competitively for about eight years. Although I do not play competitively anymore, I still enjoy playing with my friends and family for fun. 


The Orchard and Company is Open Weekends Beginning September 7.


The Orchard and Company, a family friendly destination, will be open beginning this Saturday, September 7 for their annual fall festival from 11 am-6 pm, September and October weekends through October 27th.

The Orchard and Company features, not only an apple orchard, but also many exciting activities meant to entice visitors from Plain City and across the state.

You can take part in the “U-Pick Apples” as different varieties of apples become ready for picking. Check out the web site HERE for picking schedules, pricing, and the type of apple that is ready to pick.

For children, there are tons of fun activities that will keep them on the move, including a pedal car track, tire climb, jumping pillow, zip lines, wagon rides, and more.

The Orchard and Company is located south of Plain City at 7255 US Highway 42 North at the intersection of US Highway 42 and Price Hilliard Road, just a short, scenic drive from Columbus, London, Marysville, or Dayton. They are located across the road from Canaan Middle School.

The Orchard and Company would also like to encourage bicycle aficionados to ride out. The Orchard and Company is only a few miles from the Heritage Rail Trail’s endpoint on Cemetery Pike in Plain City.

An Orchard Festival Farm Yard day pass is $10.00 for adults and children (3-18), $5.00 for seniors. Children two and under receive free admission.

Fishing in The Orchard’s pond requires an additional $2. Gem Mining to search for “pay dirt” gems is $5.00, while a hunt for fossils is $6.00.

The Orchard and Company can also accommodate large groups and parties. Contact The Orchard for a place to host school outings, birthday parties, reunions, weddings, company meetings, and other special occasions.

For more information on The Orchard and Company, visit their web site: www.theorchardandcompany.com

Become a fan on Facebook HERE.