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Columbus Neighborhood Conversations: Recreation & Parks and Pre-K Education

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Columbus Neighborhood Conversations: Recreation & Parks and Pre-K Education

NEIGHBORHOOD CONVERSATIONS Mayor Ginther’s 2018 State of Our City: Neighborhood Conversations will be held at locations throughout the community. These panel discussions are separated by topic: February 21, 2018 6:00 p.m. Recreation & Parks and Pre-K Education Linden Recreation Center – 1254 Briarwood Ave. Each of the talks begins at 6 p.m. Choose the topics […]

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Mega Weekend — Art Exhibits, The Science of Star Wars, and More!

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend — Art Exhibits, The Science of Star Wars, and More!

There’s plenty to do to keep warm in Columbus this weekend! Enter to win tickets to: Umphrey’s Mcgee, Rebelution, and McGuffey Lane & Friends, plus enter to win a whitewater rafting trip for four! Sweet Treats tickets are available, and join us for the Big Bacon Bash at Hills Market Downtown on Jan 13.   Thursday: Grab your wand and sorting hat for COSI After Dark: […]

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Naturally Impactful: CRPD Fitness Memberships Can Help Tackle New Year Resolutions

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: CRPD Fitness Memberships Can Help Tackle New Year Resolutions

The tradition of making resolutions for a new year may date all the way back to the ancient Babylonians, but today, New Year’s resolutions are less often about honoring the pagan gods in exchange for a favorable harvest and more often about personal achievements and health. Losing weight, working out, getting fit or just being […]

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Naturally Impactful: New Wyandot Lodge Constructed to Have Minimal Impact on Environment

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: New Wyandot Lodge Constructed to Have Minimal Impact on Environment

The newly completed Wyandot Lodge at the McKnight Nature Center is poised to be the central hub of Columbus Recreation and Parks’ Outdoor Education Program. The lodge will be a new home for programs aimed at teaching local youth about human impacts on nature. But in the case of the Wyandot Lodge, the building itself […]

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Naturally Impactful: Muhammad Ali Boxing Showcase Builds Character in Young Fighters

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: Muhammad Ali Boxing Showcase Builds Character in Young Fighters

On January 13, 2014, tragedy struck at a house full of teenagers in South Linden when 14-year-old Terrico Henry was shot in the stomach. Calvin Fluellen, who was 16 at the time, would later tell police he didn’t think the gun was loaded when he pointed it at his young friend. But Fluellen pulled the […]

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Naturally Impactful: “The Sight of Music” Debuts at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center September 29

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: “The Sight of Music” Debuts at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center September 29

On September 29, the Columbus Cultural Arts Center will debut “The Sight of Music,” a six-week exhibition in the Center’s Main Gallery, featuring visual representations of music intended to highlight how “music is the soundtrack of our lives.” As part of the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department, the Cultural Arts Center features several galleries and […]

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Naturally Impactful: Therapeutic Recreation Offers Connection & Competition For Athletes of All Abilities

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea Naturally Impactful: Therapeutic Recreation Offers Connection & Competition For Athletes of All Abilities

Cornelius Oatis almost didn’t start playing the sport at which he’s the best in the country. He was playing four foot hoops basketball at his rec center when the coach announced they would soon introduce a new sport called boccia. “He looked at me and he asked me, Cornelius, are you gonna come out and […]

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