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Young Art Collectors – Frank Lazar

Anne Evans Anne Evans Young Art Collectors – Frank Lazar

Art collecting is something that Frank Lazar really became serious about once his career began to take off, about eight years ago. “Collecting art on a shoestring budget is not an easy thing to do,” says Lazar. Early on, the pieces he chose to own had a personal meaning. Now, the artists he collects create […]

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Ohio’s Own: Snowville Yogurt

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Ohio’s Own: Snowville Yogurt

When Snowville Creamery (Pomeroy, Ohio) introduced its Chocolate Milk, there was great jubilation in the land. There’s been a little less jubilation for its new yogurt. Of course, the new yogurt is not flavored like chocolate. In fact, it’s also not flavored like blueberries, strawberries or key lime pie. It’s sold in 24oz tubs, and […]

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First Look: Celebrate Local’s New Location

Anne Evans Anne Evans First Look: Celebrate Local’s New Location

The Celebrate Local store at Easton Town Center officially re-opened yesterday in its new location at 3952 Townsfair Way (between Panera Bread and Restoration Hardware). The store carries Ohio-made goods from over 200 small businesses and artisans. A photo tour of the new space can be found below. More information can be found online at […]

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Best Locally Made Product of 2012: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Walker Evans Walker Evans Best Locally Made Product of 2012: Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

The movement of buying locally, shopping locally and supporting local businesses continued to grow stronger in 2012. There are businesses in Columbus making everything from eyewear to spirits to furniture to aprons. For the second year in a row, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams topped the list of our readers’ favorite locally made products. Utilizing Snowville […]

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The Small Business Beanstalk Launches Online Local Gift Card Shop

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Small Business Beanstalk Launches Online Local Gift Card Shop

What do you get when you cross Cyber Monday with Small Business Saturday and then turn those one-day events into an ongoing sale? You get The SBBeanstore, a new way to purchase discounted gift cards from the comfort of your own keyboard. The Small Business Beanstalk, a company that helps connect local businesses to local […]

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GCAC Presents: North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza

 Mary Martineau GCAC Presents: North Market Holiday Open House & Craft Extravaganza

I love the winter holidays. When the North Market is decked out with its traditional pine swags and wreaths and the Market building and surrounding trees are aglow with the twinkle of thousands of extra white string lights, I couldn’t be merrier. Attending the gatherings of friends and family and planning holiday party menus is […]

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Craftin’ Outlaws returns for its 8th year on Saturday

 Mary Martineau Craftin’ Outlaws returns for its 8th year on Saturday

Craftin’ Outlaws, Columbus’ longest running “alternative craft fair,” began in 2005 as the brainchild of then-local crafter Liz Rosino. Liz was seeking an outlet for her LuckyKat line of funky painted housewares, but was disappointedly getting turned down by more traditional shows. Not one to be discouraged, and with wares that didn’t quite fit the […]

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