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On Paper Still on High Street After Short North Move

Susan Post Susan Post On Paper Still on High Street After Short North Move

On Paper announced late last year that after 20 plus years in the Short North, the shop would be looking for a new home. And they’ve found it – just two doors north at 743 N. High St. At the time, Owner Margy Lydy-Meeker expected a move out of prime, High Street real estate. However, […]

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Fabric Dolls of Tiny Activist Project Advocate for Historic Preservation

Anne Evans Anne Evans Fabric Dolls of Tiny Activist Project Advocate for Historic Preservation

If you found out that only 8% of designated historic sites represented the history of minority populations (women, people of color, LGBTQIA), what would you do about it? Sarah Marsom, a Heritage Resource Consultant, decided to make educational fabric dolls, under her Tiny Activist Project. With the project, she seeks to highlight lesser-known stories of […]

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2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Katie Sorokas Katie Sorokas 2021 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And this year will look a little different than last. With all that 2020 and the pandemic are, we could all use a little more love, kindness, and chocolate in our lives. If you are the person who loves to treat your galentine, valentine, pet, or yourself to […]

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Mindfulness for Kids in a Fun Gift Box

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Mindfulness for Kids in a Fun Gift Box

Over these cold winter months, indoor activities that are thoughtful, yet fun, can help keep kids busy. Youth Yoga Project has developed a Mindfulness Box made for kids, noting that a little mindfulness can go a long way. “Together, we can stress less,” says Julie Handelman, who co-founded the Youth Yoga Project in Columbus with […]

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The Top 10 Local Products in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Local Products in Columbus

Every year, we ask our readers about their favorite products that aren’t a part of an existing retail store. These are the locally-made or locally-sourced items that you can find around town in other shops, grocery stores and retail outlets — as well as online stores. For the second year in a row, our readers picked […]

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The Top Houseplants of 2020

Anne Evans Anne Evans The Top Houseplants of 2020

Houseplants have certainly been having a moment! Touted as a way for many people to get through the pandemic, plants were everywhere. For many people, staying in their house all day meant filling it with comforting little (or big!) green babies that needed cared for and nurtured. Watching over our houseplants kept us sane and […]

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The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores in Columbus

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Apparel / Fashion Stores in Columbus

While many small local retail stores were scrambling to shift from brick-and-mortar to online sales in 2020, some were already well positioned to adapt to changes in the market during a pandemic year. When we surveyed our readers and editors about their favorite apparel and fashion shops of 2020, they picked HOMAGE as the number […]

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