CityScene September 2015

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Photos by Sicong Xing

Photos from Taste the Future, held Aug. 11 at Columbus State Community College Read more

You've Been Scene

Counting on Counter Space

Photo courtesy of Kitchen Kraft

While a big part of the kitchen countertop is rooted in necessity, the choice of material can easily elevate a room’s appearance. Along with its effect on functionality, the surface and shape serves as a focal point for the area... Read more

Luxury Living

Previously on Parade

Photo courtesy of Bob Webb Homes

The 2015 BIA Parade of Homes community is in the early stages of home-building, but work is well under way in the last two areas to host the Parade. Jerome Village Jerome Village – located in Plain City, within the boundaries... Read more

Home Building

Super 'Star

Photo courtesy of Weirick Communications

After a few years of large, expansive tours, this year’s BIA Parade of Homes is focusing on a much smaller area – and promising in-depth exploration of the houses will be well worth it. The 2015 Parade is scheduled for Sept. 19-Oct. 4 at Northstar... Read more

Home Building

Plans for the revitalization of Buckeye Lake center on the replacement of its dam, but a hugely important component of those plans is the ongoing dredging project. That project will deepen the lake at key points while widening channels... Read more

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No matter what you put in it, at some point, a room has limits. Four of them, to be exact. But outdoor space is another matter entirely. A good outdoor area can be transformed into almost anything the homeowner desires. Read more

Home Building

Renovation Inspiration

Photo courtesy of Royal Building Products/H Design Build

Eye-popping kitchens, bedrooms, lofts and whole houses will be some of the items on the agenda for patrons of the NARI Home Improvement Showcase in October. The 14th tour will take place Oct. 3 and 4... Read more


Moving Pictures

"Knotted Gnaw" by Andrea Myers

Hammond Harkins Galleries, which often displays Pamela Workman’s art, will soon leave its home of 18 years. The gallery has been located in Bexley since its opening in 1997. In September, it will relocate to a new space in the Short North. Read more

On View

You Tell Me That It’s Evolution

"It's All Make Believe Isn't It" by Pamela Workman

When you think of an artist, a specific style or type of work often comes to mind. But to Pamela Workman, being an artist is an evolutionary process. Though Workman’s medium – oil on linen – has remained constant, the subject matter she paints... Read more

Local Profiles

Home Away from Home on the Range

Photo courtesy of KD Guest Ranch

Take a break from congested rush hour drives to exchange your factory-made steed for a living and breathing one. If you don’t have such a steed, then feel free to rent one. Guest ranches, also known as dude ranches, are known quantities... Read more

Ohio Adventures

Gallery Exhibits: September/October 2015

"The Worker" by Rodrigo Valenzuela

Dublin Arts Council: Eddie Adams: Vietnam through Sept. 11. Alfred Tibor: Hatred Doesn’t Work from Sept. 22-Dec. 18. David Myers Art Studio & Gallery: Transformation by Brian Morrissey, Sidney Shaffner and Laura Emler through... Read more

On View

New Directions

Photo by Scott Cunningham

No matter what issue he may be addressing or which materials he may be using, Derrick Adams is driven to show people something they’ve never seen before. New dimensions of familiar issues, and means of redirecting viewers to things they might... Read more

On View

Line in the Sand

Photo courtesy of the Center for Family Safety and Healing

Personal trauma was never the catalyst for Abigail Wexner’s passion for philanthropy. A lawyer and community activist, Wexner, also founder and chairwoman of the Center for Family Safety and Healing, was especially drawn to societal issues that... Read more


Saddling Up

Photo courtesy of Erin Gilmore

Everything patrons of the New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day have grown to know and love will be back when the event rolls around this year – plus a little extra. The Classic draws thousands for a day full of family activities... Read more

On Stage

Millennial Might

Photo courtesy of Marcy Harris Photos

It can be tempting to regard cancer as something that’s only a risk for the older set, but plenty of young people have had close encounters with the disease. Catriona Hay and Brittany Beitel, each of whom was diagnosed with breast cancer... Read more


The Right Mentality

Photo courtesy of Chris Baldwin Photography

Though her family name became a household name before she was even born, Mariel Hemingway went on to achieve fame in her own right. The granddaughter of renowned writer Ernest Hemingway pursued an acting career and... Read more

On Stage

That's Rich!

Photo courtesy of Camelot Cellars

Forrest Gump’s mama never told him, but sometimes, life is like a glass of chocolate-based libations. You never know what you’re going to get – particularly here in central Ohio, where chocolate beer, wine and liqueur make many an appearance... Read more


Close Encounters of the Learned Mind

Photo courtesy of LearningRx

If you want to get smarter, brain trainers think they can help. It’s long been debated whether it’s possible to significantly improve intelligence. In recent years, some researchers have speculated that brains can be exercised similarly to... Read more


Back to School

Photo courtesy of The Ohio State University

Learning doesn’t have to end once a bachelor’s degree is in hand, and it certainly doesn’t have to go on hold when a career or family enters the picture. Many are finding alternative ways to further their education... Read more

Arts + Entertainment

Cold Comfort

Photo courtesy of Hocking Hills Tourism Association

Columbus has certainly earned its reputation as a foodie town, but people seeking tasty options outside of the city limits when the mercury drops, the Hocking Hills Comfort Food Cruise aims to satisfy those cravings... Read more