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Dan Sharpe Replaces Lisa Courtice as The Columbus Foundation Vice President

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Dan Sharpe Replaces Lisa Courtice as The Columbus Foundation Vice President

The Columbus Foundation has chosen Dan Sharpe to serve as Vice President for Community Research and Grants Management. The position was once occupied by Lisa Courtice, who was chosen last week to lead United Way of Central Ohio as their new CEO and president. “I am deeply honored to serve in this role for The […]

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Local Life Coach Publishes First Book

Randi Walle Randi Walle Local Life Coach Publishes First Book

Local life coach Lisa Baird Panos recently published her first book, Big Girl Pants. After traversing several major life changes herself, Panos realized she had a story to share with others. Following her “If I can do this, anyone can!” logic, she embraced the calling to help other women find the life they crave. “Putting […]

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Two Brothers Continue Family’s Woodworking Legacy

Randi Walle Randi Walle Two Brothers Continue Family’s Woodworking Legacy

Curt and CJ Shaver, founders of Columbus Barrel Co., are fourth-generation woodworkers. The brothers were raised in a family whose motto was, “Don’t buy it – build it,” and they learned the trade from an early age. The story behind their own business started long before they were even born. Ninety years ago, Buckeye Savings […]

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Weinland Park Elementary Teacher Honored with Prestigious Award

Anne Evans Anne Evans Weinland Park Elementary Teacher Honored with Prestigious Award

It seemed like an ordinary assembly, but for one teacher at Weinland Park Elementary School, the assembly to commend the school on its partnership with Ohio State University and progress on the Third Grade Reading Guarantee turned out to be a huge surprise! Tiffany Tynes Curry was honored this morning with a Milken Educator Award. […]

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The Confluence Cast: Six Word Memoirs

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Six Word Memoirs

We all want to tell stories. Larry Smith, the creator of Six Word Memoirs helps people do that. We sat down to talk about the project, Larry’s background as a journalist and storyteller, and why he and his wife, noted author Piper Kerman, choose Columbus as their home. http://theconfluencecast.com/episodes/24_larrysmith.mp3 Shownotes for this episode This Confluence […]

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Queer Behavior is About “Empowering People and Unifying in Columbus”

Grace Fleisher Grace Fleisher Queer Behavior is About “Empowering People and Unifying in Columbus”

As we enter the new year, ‘Queer Behavior,’ Columbus’ organization for queers of all ages is working towards further establishing itself as a citywide staple. The group first began organizing in 2009 and works to unite Columbus’ queer community through interaction and organization while being open to absolutely anyone. Whether you identify as queer or […]

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Fundraiser underway to give EMPWR Coats to those who are homeless

Anne Evans Anne Evans Fundraiser underway to give EMPWR Coats to those who are homeless

Those looking for a place to make a donation instead of a material gift this holiday season – look no further than a fundraiser that is currently underway. Iris Coker started raising funds after she heard of The Empowerment Plan, a nonprofit based in Detroit that employs women and men experiencing homelessness in making a […]

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