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CU Podcast Episode #10: What’s New in Franklinton

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In this week’s podcast we sit down for a chat with Jim Sweeney and Reza Reyazi with the Franklinton Development Association to discuss a variety of projects and developments in the Franklinton neighborhood. Jim & Reza discuss some of the history of this area, the challenges it faces in being revitalized, and several new initiatives […]


Upper Arlington Moves Forward with Sunny 95 Park

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From This Week News: Sunny 95 park plan OK’d — with pond By Chris Borunea Upper Arlington City Council gave the go ahead Monday night to begin the first phase of development of Sunny 95 Park. Council voted 4-1 to approve the development after exhaustive testimony from residents expressing views both in support of and […]


Tuttle Rec Center will reopen on March 28th

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From The Dispatch: City to let group reopen Tuttle rec center By Kathy Lynn Gray Another Columbus recreation building will live again. The doors at Tuttle Recreation Center will swing open March 28, six weeks after the city closed it and 10 other centers in a cost-cutting move. Camp Fire USA Central Ohio Council has […]


Metro Parks will be asking for levy on May 5 ballot

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From The Dispatch: Metro Parks board to push 0.75-mill levy By Mark Ferenchik People love their parks. But do they appreciate them enough to dig deeper into their pockets to pay for them, even if the annual cost adds up to just a few lunches? Metro Parks is asking voters to approve a 10-year, 0.75-mill […]


Locating the New Boathouse on Griggs Reservoir

 Alex Silbajoris

The new boathouse on Griggs has received coverage in the local media from time to time in 2008. I was involved in the process, and I wrote an article describing it. It’s a long story with many elements.   SciotoRiverFriends.org wrote Locating the New Boathouse on Griggs Reservoir  by Alex Silbajoris For many years, the […]

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I-70/71 plan shrinks two downtown parks

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The Dispatch wrote I-70/71 plan shrinks parks Friday, November 28, 2008 BY DEBBIE GEBOLYS Plans for rebuilding the I-70/71 corridor Downtown aren’t final, but one thing is: The improved highway will nip off parts of two parks. The Ohio Department of Transportation will show plans for changes to Dodge Park in Franklinton and Scioto Audubon […]


Scioto Audubon Metro Park might expand

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The Dispatch wrote River park might expand Saturday, November 22, 2008 By Mark Ferenchik The new Scioto Audubon Metro Park on the Whittier Peninsula might attract more than birds and their binocular-toting followers. It also might draw wall climbers, ice skaters and dog owners. Metro Parks is considering expanding the 84-acre park hugging the Scioto […]


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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!