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Fast-Casual Somali Restaurant Coming to North Market

Walker Evans Walker Evans Fast-Casual Somali Restaurant Coming to North Market

The North Market announced this morning that Hoyo’s Kitchen — a Somali restaurant located in the Columbus Square Shopping Center on the city’s northeast side — will be opening a fast-casual concept of the same name within the Downtown public market. “The addition of Hoyo’s Kitchen to the historic North Market is much bigger than simply a […]

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Somali Graduation & Scholarship Program

  Somali Graduation & Scholarship Program

The SomalCAN Graduation and Scholarship Program is an annual tradition that celebrates the educational excellence of Somali-American youth who graduate from high schools and colleges in Ohio. The event will be held on July 7 at 6pm at Hilton Easton, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus OH 43219. Scholarships will be awarded to a dozen students. Please […]

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Immigration and Refugees in Central Ohio – A Panel Discussion

  Immigration and Refugees in Central Ohio – A Panel Discussion

Jennifer Nimer, from the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Columbus; Jhuma Acharya, of Community Refugee and Immigration Services; and Amanda Pritt, from US Together, will share the challenges and issues facing immigrants in our community. They will also answer questions about the work they do and the people they serve.

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Restaurant Review: Hoyo’s Kitchen

Miriam Bowers Abbott Miriam Bowers Abbott Restaurant Review: Hoyo’s Kitchen

If you look at a map of the world, you’ll find Somalia down on the horn of Africa. It’s right on the coast, which explains lots about its cuisine. A historical exposure to ocean-traveling trade goes a long way in accounting for the presence of spaghetti and meat sauce in traditional cooking. Meanwhile, if you […]

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Somali Population in Franklin Co. Estimated at 15k

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The second edition of Community Research Partners’ Data Bytes estimates the number of Somalis in Franklin County. CRP Data Bytes provide a snapshot of a topic of importance to our region and state today. Data Byte topics cover a wide range of social, economic, and community issues. CRP’s first Data Byte, on the topic of […]

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Photographer Abdi Roble wins Hanley Fellowship

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From The Dispatch: Somali photographer given fellowship By Michael Grossberg Photographer Abdi Roble has been awarded the first Raymond J. Hanley Fellowship, a $10,000 prize in memory of the former Greater Columbus Arts Council president. Roble is an acclaimed photographer who founded the Somali Documentary Project, which uses photography to produce an archive of the […]

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Re Brand Morse and Cleveland into Little Africa

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ColumbusING.com wrote Re Brand Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue into Little Africa by Eddy Monday April 14, 2008 I was driving through Morse Road and Cleveland Avenue over the weekend and was struck by how bland the neighborhood is. Morse Road reeks of bad 70’s strip mall design and is peppered with blocks of empty […]

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