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Education Issues: The End of the Road for Opt-Out?

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Education Issues: The End of the Road for Opt-Out?

Although state assessments of student performance are still weeks away, the subject of opting-out has already become a hot-button issue in Ohio. Much has changed since testing season last year. Although Ohio is still listed as a participant on the website for assessments written by PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers), […]

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Ohio’s Own: Great Lakes Cheese

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Great Lakes Cheese

You may have noticed this: there’s a lot of cheese out there that doesn’t taste like cheese. It looks like cheese, it’s sold in the cheese section at the grocery store. It may even have the texture and melting characteristics of cheese. But flavor? There’s nothing there. Provolone, sharp cheddar, swiss, it’s all the same. […]

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Restaurant Review: Sweet Carrot

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Sweet Carrot

Centered at the corner of Fifth and Grandview was once a local institution named Rife’s Market. After 78 years of operation, Rife’s closed its doors in 2014 and a year later, the hallowed grounds evolved into a restaurant called Sweet Carrot. The address is a permanent spot for a project that started as a food […]

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CSCC Awarded 11.5M for College and Career Readiness

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott CSCC Awarded 11.5M for College and Career Readiness

There’s some good news for parents in central Ohio: opportunities for students to earn college credit while in high school are about to expand. Columbus State Community College (CSCC) was just awarded 11.5 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Education to expand and enhance college and career readiness. Typically, college and career readiness programs […]

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Ohio’s Own: Swainway Microgreens

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Swainway Microgreens

There’s another edible vegetable that’s local and available farm fresh in the winter months: Swainway Urban Farm’s Microgreens. True to its name, Swainway operates right out of the center of Columbus, or at least, the center of Clintonville. That makes it hyper-local. You can find its microgreens at farmers’ markets, Bexley Co-op, and Weiland’s. The […]

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Restaurant Review: Dada Empanada

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Dada Empanada

The Dada Empanada experience inspires lots of random observations. It’s probably best practice to number all the observations, in order to keep the data all at hand.* If you’re going to visit, you should call first, and make sure they’re open. The hours are basically 11am-11pm, but that timing seems to be flexible, and it’s […]

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Review: Acre Farm-to-Table Breakfast

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Review: Acre Farm-to-Table Breakfast

Clintonville is the number-one rated neighborhood in Columbus — and the original home of the locavore. And in the highly esteemed hood, you can speed down the street on a weekday morning, past the fifteen-cars queued up at Starbucks… you can bypass all that happiness and zip right in to Acre Farm-to-Table for breakfast (which is technically […]

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