CityScene Columbus August 2015

Henceroth Park is Grove City’s “green” park, with solar lighting, exercise stations made from recycled plastic and playground units made from recycled materials. On Aug. 22, the park will become even more of a showcase of “green,” when... Read more


Photo by Sarah Sole

The peanut butter and jelly sandwich has staying power. It was a mainstay of our childhood lunchboxes and, as adults, we frequently turn to it for an easy meal. But for those who seek a twist on tradition, there are a variety of... Read more


BalletMet, Broadway Across America, CAPA, CATCO, Chamber Music Columbus, Columbus Children's Theatre, Columbus CityMusic, Columbus Gay Men's Chorus, Columbus Symphony Orchestra, Early Music in Columbus, Jazz Arts Group... Read more

On Stage

Asheville Bar and Restaurant Recommendations

Photo courtesy of Biscuit Head

-Asheville Yacht Club, 87 Patton Ave.: Don’t let the name fool you. This is actually a tiki bar with a long list of tropical libations, plus a handful of sandwiches and appetizers. Read more

Vacations Beyond Ohio

Pre-Walk Breakfast: • Carbohydrate source to top off glycogen energy stores • Protein source to help build/repair muscle and reduce muscle soreness post-workout... Read more


In addition to the burst of endorphins following completion of any physical exercise, participants of this year’s Walking Classic are in for another reward. This year’s “swag bag” comes packed with goodies from a variety of sponsors... Read more


Easing Discomfort

Photo by Sarah Sole

Achilles Tendinosis The Problem: Pain and swelling develop in the Achilles tendon near its insertion on the calcaneus (heel bone). Repetitive use may lead to degeneration, fraying and inflammation of the tendon. Excessive hill or stair training... Read more


Walking is serious business for some of the New Albany Walking Classic participants. Each year, the Walking Classic draws a variety of competitive racewalkers from central Ohio and beyond. We took a closer look at how two of them got introduced... Read more


Change Is Good

Photo by Wes Kroninger

I have been involved in road races for many years, having run my first marathon in 1970. Races have grown in popularity and evolved since those early days. Timing technology, registration procedures, course safety guidelines and... Read more


While Panera Bread has been involved for with the New Albany Walking Classic for 11 years now, this year, its menu items for the event have been selected with help from Lauren Blake, a staff nutritionist at the Philip Heit Center... Read more


As the largest walking-only race in the U.S., the New Albany Walking Classic draws thousands of walkers each year, many with interesting stories. Among those whose stories stand out are central Ohio residents Brian Zuk and Lorrie McCarty. Read more


Racewalking is a serious pursuit and, like all exercise, it inevitably takes its toll on the body. We reached out to Dr. Timothy Miller, director of the Endurance Medicine Program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, for... Read more


Walking is a wonderful means of aerobic exercise. Though it is less efficient than more vigorous forms of exercise, it shares nearly all their benefits. Additionally, walking has a significantly lower injury risk. That said, no physical activity... Read more


Going to the Dogs

Photo courtesy of Canine Companions for Independence

This year’s cheering section for the New Albany Walking Classic will include some of man’s best friends. Canine Companions for Independence will have a cheering station along the course that will include puppies and dogs in professional training. Read more


Without great sponsors, the New Albany Walking Classic would just be considered “another race.” But the Classic is not just a race – it is an event. It is ongoing. It provides participants with the best value of any similar event... Read more


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Photos by Scott Cunningham

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You've Been Scene

Remodels of Renown

Photo courtesy of Peabody Landscape Group

If you have the itch to remodel – and we all do, from time to time – a fun way to figure out what you want is to examine other projects. We took a look at some recent remodeling jobs in central Ohio that we hope will inspire as well as impress. Read more


Creative Cleansing

Photo courtesy of Luxury Bath

While the shower is used for a quick wash, the bathtub has always symbolized a bit more in the modern bathroom – a cleansing of both the body and mind. The two-in-one shower-tub serves a practical purpose, certainly... Read more


From Current Presidents to Contemporary Presence

Photo by David Charlowe

After years of photographing everyone who’s anyone, from Muhammad Ali to the Clintons, David Charlowe takes on new challenges to move his artwork from traditional photography to unconventional, abstract images of natural surroundings. Read more

Local Profiles

Southern-Fried Soul

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Snuggled between the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky mountains, Asheville, N.C. is a popular destination for those searching for scenic views, a thriving culinary scene and a chance to immerse oneself in an explosive artistic community. Read more

Vacations Beyond Ohio