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The Columbus community has been able to safety reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring proper health and safety protocols are in place, including a citywide mask mandate. Currently, a statewide curfew is in effect from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. through Thursday, Dec. 10 to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The Franklin County stay-at-home advisory, in effect until Dec. 18, asks citizens not to leave their residences or travel outside of Ohio unless it is absolutely necessary. Learn more about the travel advisory and how you can help.
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Latinx-Owned Businesses in Columbus

National Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated annually in the United States from Sept. 15-Oct. 15 and recognizes the influence of Hispanic Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the U.S. Anyone who feels safe getting out in the…

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Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family in Columbus

With school taking place partially at home this fall, getting out on the weekends will be more important than ever. As temperatures begin dropping into comfortable levels, now is the perfect time to get out and explore new offerings and events at our…

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Fall Coffee Drinks from Columbus Shops

Autumn, and the cool weather that comes with is, are officially upon us. Columbus coffee shops are gearing up for the season with a delightful selection of fall-themed drinks, designed to warm you up and caffeinate you with a little seasonal spice…

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The Top 5 Fall Hikes in Greater Columbus

Originally posted Sept. 2015 Updated Sept. 2020. Greater Columbus is one of the best places in the U.S. to see gorgeous fall foliage. We sit at the crossroads of the north and south, and we boast tree species from both climate zones, meaning there is…

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How to Celebrate Oktoberfest at Home

Just because we’re staying safe and socially distanced doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate seasonal holidays! So here are plenty of options from local restaurants and breweries to help you celebrate Oktoberfest from home. Schmidt's Oktoberfest in a Box…

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Apple Orchards Around Columbus

Apple picking is just one of many favorite fall activities around Columbus. Everyone’s excited to get out and enjoy the cooler weather and to savor the fruits and vegetables of autumn. Plan an apple picking expedition to one of these central Ohio…

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8 Fall Beers to Enjoy in Columbus

Fall is the time when Columbus breweries start sharing those sweet, malty and refreshing autumn brews. Here are eight fall Columbus beers to sip in the sunshine this season! Columbus Brewing Company Festbier CBC’s entry to the Oktoberfest style is…

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Pumpkin Foods & Drinks in Columbus

Pumpkins are the quintessential symbol of fall. They’re carved into jack o lanterns. They’re piled high in colorful decorations. And they’re baked, pureed, and blended into everything. If pumpkins are your thing, here’s your beginning guide to…

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Volunteer Opportunities in Columbus

“Everybody can be great because anybody can serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. Although 2020 has been a difficult year for us all, we’ve seen Columbus residents and businesses band…

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Columbus Field Trip Ideas for Remote Learning

The start of the school year in 2020 is unlike anything we've ever seen before. Most kids are getting up and dressed for first day of school photos by their front door, then heading back inside the house to take on a new year remotely, from the…

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