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The Science of Saving: Help Your Child Prepare for their Financial Future

Jaszmine Davis Jaszmine Davis The Science of Saving: Help Your Child Prepare for their Financial Future

It is never too early to teach your child the value of saving money. In honor of National Credit Union Youth Month, we are encouraging all parents to look to the future and empower their children to explore the science of saving. Try these money-saving tips to help your child develop good financial habits at […]

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Mixed-Use Project Moving Forward in Olde Towne East

Brent Warren Brent Warren Mixed-Use Project Moving Forward in Olde Towne East

A new proposal for the southeast corner of Oak Street and South Ohio Avenue will add a major mixed-use element to already-approved plans for residential construction on the north side of the street. Together, the projects promise to completely transform the Olde Towne East intersection. The Columbus Food Hub, a small business incubator that facilitated […]

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Fall Rollout Planned for Latest Short North Parking Proposals

Brent Warren Brent Warren Fall Rollout Planned for Latest Short North Parking Proposals

Another round of public meetings are planned to explain and gather feedback about the latest Short North parking proposals from the City of Columbus. If that sounds familiar, it’s because a similar process was followed in 2015 and in 2017 – plans were unveiled and feedback was gathered, but few changes were actually implemented. Robert […]

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NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Redesigning Plants for Energy, Fuel, Light

Researchers at MIT recently unveiled a project where they inserted the enzyme that makes fireflies glow into a watercress plant. The result is a plant whose leaves glow for about four hours. At present, the glow produced is quite dim, but the engineers hope that via this technique they can convert the watercress into a […]

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Urban Living Tour Returns on May 6th!

Leanne Moore Leanne Moore Urban Living Tour Returns on May 6th!

Columbus Underground is excited to announce the fifth annual Urban Living Tour, a self-guided tour featuring urban living options and opportunities in Downtown Columbus and its surrounding neighborhoods. The Urban Living Tour has grown rapidly over the past four years, with thousands of guests collectively participating. It returns this year on Sunday, May 6 from 9 a.m. […]

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Battelle Project in Harrison West Moving Forward

Brent Warren Brent Warren Battelle Project in Harrison West Moving Forward

The team behind the 20-acre redevelopment of the Battelle parking lots south of West Fifth Avenue was back in front of the Harrison West Society this month, outlining the latest plans for the project. Representatives of Wagenbrenner Development, M/I Homes and Continental Real Estate walked through some of the changes in layout and programing that […]

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Hocking Hills to Introduce John Glenn Astronomy Park in June

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Hocking Hills to Introduce John Glenn Astronomy Park in June

Hocking Hills continues to be a key destination for visitors with a love for hiking, clear skies, nature, and astronomy, with the latter getting a major boost this summer. Members of the Friends of Hocking Hills State Park (FHHSP) will host the grand opening of the John Glenn Astronomy Park on Thursday, June 21. Named […]

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