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Archive for September, 2021

The Orchard and Company is Open Weekends Beginning September 11.


The Orchard and Company, a family friendly destination, will be open beginning this Saturday, September 11 for their annual Family Fun on the Farm from 11 am-6 pm, September and October weekends through October 31st. They will close at 4 pm on October 31st.

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.

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.

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, 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 $12.00 for adults and children (3-18), $5.00 for seniors. Children two and under receive free admission. A season pass is $20.

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 paintball range is $5.00

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

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Enjoy a Safe and Relaxing Labor Day. We will Re-Open at 9 am on Tuesday, September 7.


We want to wish everyone a relaxing and enjoyable Labor Day. Please remember that we are allowing our staff to celebrate the holiday, so the pharmacy will be closed on Monday, September 6.

We will re-open on Tuesday, September 7 at 9 am and will be open regular business hours.

We will also be open regular hours on Saturday, September 4 from 9 am to noon, so if you need anything in advance of the holiday, please come in and see us.

If you have an emergency over this Labor Day weekend, you can reach the pharmacist on call by phoning the after hours number at 614-873-0020.

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. By Our Student Pharmacist, James Wilson.

[Header] SCD Month

September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. This blog post aims to give some insight into a genetic disease that many may not be very familiar with.

What is Sickle Cell Disease?

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is the most common inherited blood disease in the United States with approximately 100,000 people living with SCD. One in twelve African-Americans carries a sickle cell gene and about 3,000 children are born each year with SCD. The disease is characterized by an abnormal sickle or crescent shaped red blood cell (RBC). This shape makes it difficult for RBCs to flow through blood vessels. These abnormal RBCs also die sooner than they normally should which causes a constant shortage of RBCs.

[Body-Image 2] RBC Shape

Complications Caused by Sickle Cell Disease:

Complications and symptoms usually start to appear within the first year of life. These complications can worsen over time and are caused by the abnormal blood flow of RBCs. The most common complication is called “sickle cell pain crisis” and is a result from abnormal blood flow and oxygen delivery to organs and extremities. It is also the leading reason why people with SCD go to the emergency room. These pain crises can be induced by dehydration, extreme temperature, high altitudes, and intense exercise.

Other complications include:

  • Anemia – Caused by low RBC count.
  • Greater risk of infections – Important that people with SCD remain up to date on vaccination.
  • Blood clots – The abnormal RBC shape can cause blood clots in the extremities and lungs.
  • Vision loss – Caused by blocked blood vessels in the eye.

Sickle Cell Disease v. Sickle Cell Trait:

As mentioned above, SCD is inherited. For someone to have SCD, they must have gotten the sickle cell gene from both parents. However, if they only received one sickle cell gene it is called Sickle Cell Trait (SCT). This means for someone to have SCD, both of their parents must either have SCD or SCT. If both parents have SCT, there is a 50% chance their child will also have SCT and a 25% chance they will have SCD. People living with SCT do not have any of the symptoms or complications associated with SCD.

SCD and SCT can both be determined with a blood test and is usually done at birth. It is important to know whether a child has SCD or is a carrier for the sickle cell gene so doctors can help manage and prevent the many complications caused by the disease.

If you are interested in learning more or about raising awareness of SCD please visit: https://www.sicklecelldisease.org/get-involved/events/national-sickle-cell-awareness-month/

[Body-Image 3] SCD Heredity