Explosions rocked Downtown Columbus this morning due issues with an underground electricity "vault" according to the Columbus Dispatch. Electricity has been out most of the day with AEP working double duty - one to reassure residents that other electricity vaults around Columbus were secure and to restore power to the area. Read more about the story here.
It doesn't matter whether you've got a taste for steak or gourmet vegetarian, cream puffs or tabouli -- Columbus restaurants can give you what you crave. Check out these awesome restaurants:
The local weather folks are predicting more snow and cold which has many people looking for ways to get out of the city. Instead of heading for the sunny shores, check out these great events to keep you happy even when the weather is frightful:
Hey Columbusites! I just got info on a cool event taking place Friday, February 28th. If you're still looking for something to do - go watch bodies in motion!
From the website: CoMo is a professional modern dance company located in Columbus, OH. Inspired by the vocabulary of the Erick Hawkins' modern dance technique, CoMo Dance Company has an athletic and entertaining style. The company performs the work of both local and national choreographers. At CoMo Dance Company, our philosophy is "Be Entertained. Be Included. Be Fulfilled." We invite all interested dancers and audience members to be a part of our Open Company Rehearsals and Open Classes.
Converge. Move. Evolve.
Friday, February 28, 2014
7:30pm -- Abbey Theater of Dublin
$10 Adults | $7 Students/Kids
Performance Info/ Description: http://comodance.org/performances
Tickets are currently on sale at comodance.org/store
In between reoccurring polar vortices and snow storms - named and anonymous - Columbusites may be getting a bit restless. Here are a few things that will get you out of the house and into a different venue to stretch your legs and shake out the cobwebs, crumbs and snowflakes:
All eyes were on Columbus teen Sydney Arterbridge as she auditioned for the American Idol Judges this month. The 15 year old sang a spot on rendition of Minnie Riperton's "Loving You," an often tried song on the show. It is usually a highlight in musical horror, but for Arterbridge it was as easy and the giggle and smile that captivated the judges and sent her through to the next round.
Arterbridge has been a fixture around Columbus, performing at various events throughout the city since the age of 9. It's nice to have someone from our city to root for in the national competition!
Looking for something to do tonight? Well, head over to Nationwide Arena at 7:30 pm. for the World's Toughest Bulls & Broncs Rodeo event sponsored by the Ram Rodeo Series.
Rodeo events include bullriding, bareback, saddle bronc, barrel racing and a concert with Josh Thompson. There is also a Ram Truck brand event to enter a contest to win $45,000 toward a new vehicle.
Tickets are $15 - $75 and can be purchased here.
There's a thaw going on, not a big one, but big enough to where perspectives on what constitutes cold have shifted. After the week we've had in Central Ohio, 10 degrees above zero is now downright balmy. The polar vortex has dominated news cycles, left grocery stores strapped for basic supplies, homeowners lamenting busted pipes and school children in extended break bliss.
As things get somewhat back to normal in Central Ohio, some of the long term effects are being analyzed including the halting of the emerald ash borer. Yes, the cold snap may have slowed or halted the pervasive bug's march through America's trees. Read more about it here...
As we enter the last days of holiday break for Columbus students and the start of full blown winter, this is a great time to prepare a list of things to do to get out of the house and shake off those post-holiday blues. No matter what you're into or what your family likes, there is something to do in Columbus every week. Explore your options and try something new!
Pretend it's summer again at Columbus Area Waterparks.
Take the kids on a tour of some of the great food factories around Columbus including Graeter's Ice Cream and the Krema Nut Company or visit some of the area playplaces listed here: 15 Places to Take Kids in Columbus or explore some of our Unique Columbus Museums and Galleries.
These restaurants have earned my family's seal of approval try them out on yours!
- Jeni's Ice Cream Review - Various locations
- Thurman Cafe Review - German Village
- Happy Greek Review - Short North
The culinary tours for this month are quite good as well, schedule ahead for a special night out or explore the active and diverse art scene in the city. These are just a few things you can do in the city the next few dark months, stay tuned for more fun here on the site. Of course, if you try some of these places, make sure you let me know and shoot me an email with your thoughts: firstname.lastname@example.org
The biking scene in Columbus is thriving. More and more residents are slapping on helmets and taking it to the streets whether for exercise, to fundraise or just a place to get from A to B. If your New Year's Goals includes taking in the biking scene here are a few links to get you started including our list of biking trails:
Biking Groups/Blogs and More:
Ohio Bicycling Clubs http://www.ohiobike.org/ohioclubs.htm
Just some of the many bike retailers in the city:
CoGo Bike Share http://cogobikeshare.com/
Once Ridden Bikes http://www.onceriddenbikes.com/