Our City Online

Wenxin Sally Xia

New Driving Park Library Branch Opens July 12

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia New Driving Park Library Branch Opens July 12

The new Driving Park Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is less than two weeks away from opening its doors to the public. The new 15,000 square foot building is more than twice as large as the former branch. Designed by NBBJ and located at 1422 East Livingston Avenue, the new Driving Park Library is the […]

1 Comment

Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Grass Skirt Becomes New Home for Kahiki’s George The Monkey

A historical tiki sculpture is once again up for public display outside the Grass Skirt Tiki Room. Meet George the Monkey — originally built and designed for the Polynesian eatery Kahiki (RIP: 1961- 2000) located in East Columbus, George was acquired in an auction along with other items from the grandly decorated restaurant by the […]

2 Comments

Local Groups Feed Homeless in Columbus One Meal at a Time

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Local Groups Feed Homeless in Columbus One Meal at a Time

When MarShawn McCarrel became homeless and had to sleep outside the streets, he hoped some one out there would “get his back.” Homelessness is not a stranger to Columbus. Although the city is growing through many new developments, Columbus has not yet seen any decline in the homeless population in recent years. Almost every one […]

2 Comments

Gateway Film Center Celebrates Cosmos Finale with Planetarium Tour

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Gateway Film Center Celebrates Cosmos Finale with Planetarium Tour

After almost three months of free screenings of the documentary series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey“, The Gateway Film Center is celebrating the finale of the season today in a way that has never been done before: a tour to Ohio State’s Planetarium. “We have a pretty loyal crowd to come in and watch ‘Cosmo’, week […]

No Comments

Explore Columbus: Ziplining and Smoked Brisket in Hocking Hills

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Explore Columbus: Ziplining and Smoked Brisket in Hocking Hills

The Zipline Urbanites who long for adventure can look no further. Located just an hour southeast of Columbus, Hocking Hills may have just what you need, starting with ziplining. Having been to Hocking Hills to hike, I was surprised to find out about the other activities it also offers and paid it another visit. Besides […]

2 Comments

Explore Columbus: Travel to The Heart of Africa

Walker Evans Walker Evans Explore Columbus: Travel to The Heart of Africa

The brand new Heart of Africa exhibit opened two weeks ago at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and has already been entertaining thousands of guests interested in seeing lions, giraffes, warthogs, cheetahs, ostriches, wildebeests, gazelles and more. “It’s Africa in Columbus and words can’t describe what you see out there,” Assistant Curator Adam Felts told […]

No Comments

Beard and Mustache Competition Coming to The Ohio State Fair

Sally Wenxin Xia Sally Wenxin Xia Beard and Mustache Competition Coming to The Ohio State Fair

Big mustaches, long beards and interesting facial hair are all in hot demand for the first time in quite some time at the Ohio State Fair this summer. The first ever Beard and Mustache Competition will be taking place on Monday, July 28th from Noon to 4pm, and will be hosted by the folks in […]

4 Comments

metro categories

Subscribe below: