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The Big Table is a day for connection and kindness!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Big Table is a day for connection and kindness!

The Big Table has always been about connection and kindness — and this year we need it more than ever. If you’re still looking for ways to participate tomorrow, Friday, October 16, check out The Columbus Foundation’s recommendations for how you can connect with your community!

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NEXT: Virtual Reality and the Future of the Arts

David Staley David Staley NEXT: Virtual Reality and the Future of the Arts

I have a friend who recently confided in me—somewhat sheepishly—that she had spent $50 on a virtual concert ticket for her favorite band, Blackberry Smoke. She worried that others might judge her for such a seemingly extravagant purchase for what amounted to a live stream of a concert. (I should note that the $50 also got […]

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Dueling Axes Nears Opening of New Albany Location

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Dueling Axes Nears Opening of New Albany Location

It was over a year ago that Dueling Axes first announced its expansion to New Albany, and a lot has changed since then. Dueling Axes’ Downtown location is currently open, and they’re taking the necessary steps to keep people safe — including one-lane buffers and other protocols — while still having a good time. Groups […]

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The Big Table is back on October 16!

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation The Big Table is back on October 16!

  Now, more than ever, we need to keep the “unity” in “community.”   Join The Columbus Foundation Friday, October 16 for a day of connection and kindness in the community. While we can’t gather in person this year, we are still coming together to show the strength and resiliency of the Columbus region. There […]

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Ohio’s Performing Arts Faced Industry Declines and Now Tough Reopening Limits

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Ohio’s Performing Arts Faced Industry Declines and Now Tough Reopening Limits

By Susan Tebben Opera Columbus was ready for its annual gala, the biggest fundraiser of the year for the performing arts company. The food was ordered and the venue was set for the March event. The next day, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the effective closure of the state, as the spread of COVID-19 began locally. […]

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Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Franklin County Drops to Level 2 Advisory & More

The Numbers COVID-19 cases — As of Tuesday, Sept. 1, 16,926 cases and 452 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported or are probable in Columbus and Worthington. Countywide, 23,144 cases and 611 deaths from COVID-19 have been reported by Columbus Public Health and Franklin County Public Health. Statewide, 124,610 cases and 4,165 deaths have been confirmed […]

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Pilot Program Will Allow Restaurants to Expand Outdoor Seating

Susan Post Susan Post Pilot Program Will Allow Restaurants to Expand Outdoor Seating

The City of Columbus has announced a new pilot program that will allow restaurants and bars to expand their outdoor seating, three and a half months after dining establishments were first permitted to welcome guests back to their patios. Through the Temporary Outdoor Seating Pilot Program, restaurants and bars can apply for expedited City approval […]

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