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New Modern Play Space Firefly Play Café Opens

 Kristin Marks

Firefly Play Café opened its doors today and it couldn’t have been too soon for many moms and dads out there. Owners Karen Reider and Chrissy Kilroe have brought a community café designed for caregivers and children to Columbus. This is the first of its kind in Central Ohio. “I was in LA with my […]


Philanthropy Friday: Childhood League Center

 columbus imPRessions Philanthropy Friday: Childhood League Center

What started out as a nursery for infants and children during World War II, today has grown into a licensed, accredited early education and intervention program. The Childhood League Center began in 1945 with its first nursery in the Sullivant Gardens Housing Project. Six years later, in September of 1951, The Childhood League expanded raising […]

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Phoenix Theatre Presents Titanic – One Night Only

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Tonight, The Phoenix Theatre for Children will be presenting Titanic: A Concert Version of the Musical for one night only at the Lincoln Theatre with live accompaniment provided by ProMusica. Phoenix Artistic Director Steven C. Anderson has adapted this version of the musical and has recruited over three dozen local performers to donate their time […]

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Local Matters Impacts Children Through Food

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Local Matters is a Columbus-based non-profit organization designed to help the community learn about food, and not just how to eat it, but how food can impact lives. Their mission is to teach people good practices with food that will in turn help our health, the environment, and the economy. They have an amazing program […]


Nothing Says “I Love You” Like Hand Grenade Soap

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“Now, that’s da bomb!” is the phrase Megan and Rob Green frequently hear about their Stinkybomb Soap products, and it is very fitting – their top selling soap is in the shape of a hand grenade. They also create soaps in the shape of cassette tapes and baby doll heads, but the hand grenade made […]


Red Rover Reopening & Fam-Oh-Rama Kids Fest

 Alexandra Kelley Fox

Columbus is quickly becoming a hotbed of kids’ self-expression. Perhaps we can attribute that to our city’s spunky art-and-music loving parents who dress individually, think compassionately, and inspire their children to do the same. Red Rover is owned by one such parent, and her name is Wendy Pruden. In 2007 she opened Red Rover as […]


Pottery Barn Kids is Closing at Easton Town Center

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Image from EastonTownCenter.com Pottery Barn Kids announced this morning that they will be closing their Easton Town Center location as of January 17th. “The team at our nearby Polaris Fashion Place store is ready to serve your family’s needs in the future,” said General Manager Amanda Rausch in an email release. No other reason was […]


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