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Eat Your Way Through Columbus
Columbus is all about food. Well, it's all about football, then food depending on who you ask. The thing that surprises most people? The fabulous variety and depth of culinary delights the city offers. Check out my roundup of May foodie events.

Public Columbus-Area Golf Courses
Columbus is rich in history, community, buckeyes, food and golf courses. No matter where you are in the city, you are never too far away for green grass, sand traps and 18 holes. Here's a nice round up of some of the more popular courses.

Three Sunny Day Deeds to Do in Columbus
Outdoor activities for beautiful sunny days in Columbus.

Parks in Columbus Ohio
Columbus is a green city in more ways than one. We have plenty of public green spaces -- Metro Parks, community parks and nearby state parks. They're filled with trails, ponds, activities, and oodles of wildlife. You set the pace and choose the actvities, so a day at one of these Columbus parks is as relaxed or envigorating as you want it to be. To make the experience even better -- mos…

Columbus Metro Parks Tram Ride Schedule
Did you know that the Columbus-area Metro Parks offer tram tours and program? Some programs are ride/hike/wade-in-the-creek programs, and some give you a chance to just sit back in your seat and enjoy nature. Here's the Fall 2009 schedule.

Columbus Metro Parks "Commit To Be Fit" Hikes
Fall 2009 schedule of the Columbus Metro Parks "Commit To Be Fit" Hikes.

American Idol Winner Sparks and Hannah Montana Star Musso at New Albany Classic
The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix and Family Day is a day-long family event hosted by Abigail Wexner at the Wexner. It features carnival rides, kid activities and one of the nation's premier horse competitions. And 100 percent of the proceeds go to charity.

Horses at the New Albany Classic Grand Prix and Family Day
Horses from the New Albany Classic Grand Prix and Family Day.

10 Free Things to Do This Fall
Looking for free things to do this fall in Columbus? Of course you are! We central Ohioans are a practical bunch, and we know that free fun is always a good thing. Here are 10 free things to do -- if you know of more, please add them at the bottom link.

Columbus Has Car Shows, Cruisins' and a Whole Lot More
While you're in Columbus for the car show, you may want to check out some of the other things to do in Columbus. There are military and motocycle museums, and free festivals and concerts. Or, you may just take a car parts field trip. Whatever you decide, you'll have fun cruisin' Columbus.

The Twisted Vine -- Wine and Cigars in Grandview
A Review of The Twisted Vine -- Wine and Cigars in Grandview

Lancaster Old Car Club Car Show
The 2010 Lancaster Old Car Club’s spring festival and car show rolls out June 5-6. Look for antique and muscle cars, military vehicles and a 1930s reproduction filling station museum.

They Roast Their Own
Roasting coffee -- make that roasting coffee well -- is like alchemy. Something magic happens when the heat is applied. These four Central Ohio coffee roasters experiment with coffee beans and roasts, discovering flavor nuances for us to savor in the morning and throughout the day.

Columbus Zoo Photographs
The graceful and the weird, the awkward and the adorable: Animals portraits from the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium in Central Ohio.

Resale Row -- 7 Thrift Stores in Columbus
"Resale Row" on west 5th Ave. has some of the best thrift stores in Columbus. There's furniture, wedding dresses and lots of brand name clothes for women, men and kids.. And, the stuff is in great shape! So if you're looking to save money (and who isn't?), take a stroll down Resale Row.

Columbus and Central Ohio Bike Maps and Trails

Plants and a Whole Lot More at the Franklin Conservatory
Sure, the Franklin Conservatory has gardening classes. But there are also lectures and hands-on classes in Tai Chi, watercolors, Ohio butterflies, yoga and more.

American Motorcyclist Association's Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum
The exhibits feature custom bikes by builders like Arlen "King of Choppers" Ness; machines, stories and memorabilia from celebrities who love to ride; and photography that transforms fine machines into fine art.

Find an Auction by Zip Code
If you're hunting for auctions, you'll find them here.

Columbus Landmarks 2009 Walking Tours
This year, Columbus Landmarks will promenade groups on 25 walking tours of Central Ohio neighborhoods. Discover where the Civil War camp was, explore the Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired architecture of Rush Creek. Programs are led by professionals in architecture, architectural history and related fields.

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