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Photos: Doo Dah Parade 2014

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Photos: Doo Dah Parade 2014

The 31st annual Doo Dah Parade took place on July 4th, 2014 with perfect weather for the thousands in attendance and hundreds of participants. As always, the parade is a celebration of all things “liberty and lunacy” with American Pride shining bright through topical and political parody and satire. For more info, visit www.doodahparade.com. Photos from […]

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New Driving Park Library Branch Opens July 12

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia New Driving Park Library Branch Opens July 12

The new Driving Park Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is less than two weeks away from opening its doors to the public. The new 15,000 square foot building is more than twice as large as the former branch. Designed by NBBJ and located at 1422 East Livingston Avenue, the new Driving Park Library is the […]

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Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

A historical tiki sculpture is once again up for public display outside the Grass Skirt Tiki Room. Meet George the Monkey — originally built and designed for the Polynesian eatery Kahiki (RIP: 1961- 2000) located in East Columbus, George was acquired in an auction along with other items from the grandly decorated restaurant by the […]

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Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2014

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Photos: Columbus Pride Parade 2014

The 2014 Columbus Pride Parade took place yesterday morning and early afternoon with over 150 floats that traversed Downtown and The Short North while thousands of onlookers cheered in excitement. Actor and activist George Takei was the grand marshall of the event this year, bringing even more excitement to the highly anticipated annual event. Photos […]

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New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia New Straitsville Distillery Brings Moonshine to Market

You might not know much about New Straitsville, a small town in Perry County near the Hocking Hills area about 60 miles southeast of Columbus. But here is something that you should know about it: the town has been hosting the annual Moonshine Festival for 44 years and has been dubbed the “Moonshine Capital of […]

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Local Groups Feed Homeless in Columbus One Meal at a Time

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Local Groups Feed Homeless in Columbus One Meal at a Time

When MarShawn McCarrel became homeless and had to sleep outside the streets, he hoped some one out there would “get his back.” Homelessness is not a stranger to Columbus. Although the city is growing through many new developments, Columbus has not yet seen any decline in the homeless population in recent years. Almost every one […]

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Gateway Film Center Celebrates Cosmos Finale with Planetarium Tour

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Gateway Film Center Celebrates Cosmos Finale with Planetarium Tour

After almost three months of free screenings of the documentary series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey“, The Gateway Film Center is celebrating the finale of the season today in a way that has never been done before: a tour to Ohio State’s Planetarium. “We have a pretty loyal crowd to come in and watch ‘Cosmo’, week […]

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