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Shop Talk: Unique Finds at Urban Home & Garden

Randi Walle Randi Walle Shop Talk: Unique Finds at Urban Home & Garden

Urban Home & Garden is an eclectic retailer that sells exactly what the name implies – home good and garden supplies. Their ever-changing collection of plants, gardening tools, small home goods and décor has made them a staple in the Easton Gateway area. Owners Tom Paghi and Edward Lambert are no strangers to the industry. […]

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Local Wood Shop Creates Handmade Items Out of Fallen Trees

Randi Walle Randi Walle Local Wood Shop Creates Handmade Items Out of Fallen Trees

Fallen Tree Woodshop, a family owned and operated small business, has been producing and selling handmade wood pieces for three years. What started out as a lifelong hobby for owner Pat Dolan has turned into a small business that creates items that can be found all over Central Ohio. Dolan grew up working with his […]

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Explore Ohio: Amish Country

Randi Walle Randi Walle Explore Ohio: Amish Country

Driving through the winding, hilly roads of Amish Country, it is immediately clear you are no longer in the fast-paced city. Farm animals that us city-dwellers rarely get to see in person inhabit almost every pasture. Crops and plants fill the fields. Clean laundry hangs on clothes lines. Horses and buggies traverse the roads. A […]

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Recap: CCAD Senior Fashion Show

Randi Walle Randi Walle Recap: CCAD Senior Fashion Show

Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD) has been a staple in the Columbus area for 139 years, helping lead Columbus to be the number three ranked fashion city in the country. Last week, CCAD fashion design seniors displayed their collections at the annual fashion show. Sixteen seniors and two MFA candidates participated, showcasing everything […]

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Big Fun Celebrates 5th Anniversary in the Short North

Randi Walle Randi Walle Big Fun Celebrates 5th Anniversary in the Short North

In May, Big Fun will celebrate five years in the Short North. Located at 672 N. High St., the toy shop carries a variety of comics, toys, and novelties. Owner Jason Williams has been a comic collector his whole life, and has been in the business for over ten years. Prior to opening Big Fun […]

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Behind the Scenes of Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo

Randi Walle Randi Walle Behind the Scenes of Cirque Du Soleil’s Corteo

The entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil has been traveling the world and wowing audiences with their acrobatics, juggling, dancing, and stunts for decades. The troupe originally formed in the early 1980s in Canada as a group of 20 street performers. Their fire breathing, juggling, and dancing drew audiences, and in the late 1980s the troupe […]

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Travel: Exploring the San Antonio Missions

Randi Walle Randi Walle Travel: Exploring the San Antonio Missions

Missions in East Texas were established as early as the 15th Century by religious Spaniards. Friars formed communities in order to convert the local Native Americans to Catholicism and to make them into Spanish citizens. The religious leaders would train the Native Americans in vocational skills and teach them the Catholic faith, with the intent […]

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