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Lined.Layered.Linked A contemporary jewelry exhibition at The Smithery

  Lined.Layered.Linked A contemporary jewelry exhibition at The Smithery

Lined.Layered.Linked A contemporary jewelry exhibition at The Smithery May 10 – June 22, 2018 We invite you to attend our first annual Spring Juried Exhibition, Lined.Layered.Linked. There will be an opening reception on Thursday, May 10th from 5-8pm and a closing reception on Friday, June 22nd from 5-8pm. We are excited to share works of […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Cousin Simple

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Music Spotlight: Cousin Simple

The winners of Groove U's 2017 Instaband competition are gaining traction as an emerging Columbus success story

Cousin Simple took the stage on an oppressively hot August afternoon at the Columbus Food Truck Festival, playing through an hour-long set that was mostly inclusive of what was at the time their still-forthcoming debut album. I marveled at their energy in spite of the swelter, leaping around and savoring every square inch of the […]

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The Confluence Cast: The Value of Shopping Local

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Value of Shopping Local

This week, we’re shopping local. On the occasion of the holiday season we sat down with two people immersed in the movement. First up, Timothy Wolf Starr discusses the recently rebranded Small Business Beanstalk, now called Connects Columbus. Then, Lynn Stan, co-founder of Celebrate Local, has a wide-ranging conversation on the inherent difficulty in quantifying the value of […]

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Best Specialty Store of 2013: Celebrate Local

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Specialty Store of 2013: Celebrate Local

What makes a specialty store special? Our loose definition is that it best described as place that doesn’t fit an easy categorization. And this year’s reader survey favorite is a very good example of that. Celebrate Local is a cozy shop tucked away inside the Easton Town Center complex that focuses on anything and everything […]

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Bake Me Happy — Gluten-Free Bakery is Ready to Serve

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Bake Me Happy — Gluten-Free Bakery is Ready to Serve

Gluten-free baked goods are rapidly becoming more common in today’s marketplaces. Celiac sufferers and gluten-sensitive consumers used to be the sole target audience for foods without wheat, barley, or rye, but  now, they’re all the rage, as the quality of the product has escalated due to demand and creativity. Bake Me Happy is the newest […]

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Beat the Summer Heat with J-Pops Gourmet Ice Pops

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Beat the Summer Heat with J-Pops Gourmet Ice Pops

Don’t call it a popsicle. It’s similar to one, but the frozen treats Steve White offers from his J-Pops cart is nothing like the rainbow-colored, generic popsicles you find in your supermarket freezer. These are Ice Pops: all-natural, hand-crafted, and made from locally-sourced fruits, flowers, and herbs. Steve White first began experimenting with ice pops […]

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Joy’s Fairy Floss Brings Gourmet Cotton Candy to Columbus

Ayana Wilson Ayana Wilson Joy’s Fairy Floss Brings Gourmet Cotton Candy to Columbus

If you’ve never heard the phrase “fairy floss”, don’t be alarmed. It’s a term from the 1904 World’s Fair coined by dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton, inventors of fairy floss. A 1921 patent by a rival introduced the term “cotton candy”, and to this day, it’s how the majority of us refer […]

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