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Three musicians on a stage, one playing an accordion
03 September 2019

Hot times, music, and hopefully sunny weather are on their way back to Olde Towne East as the 43rd Annual Hot Times Festival returns, with organizers...

Mural with a train and peace signs for the wheels and a hand with two fingers up in a peace sign
06 August 2019

Singer and songwriter Cat Stevens wrote in his 1972 hit song, Peace Train, “Peace Train soundin’ louder, glide on the Peace Train.” Those lyrics may have...

Street scene with a tower and trees and a lightpost and electricity poles
10 July 2019

The Near East Side has become one of the trendier places of Columbus in recent years. However, it was only a half-century ago this month that the Near East...

People standing outside in winter coats at dusk one white man with brown hair, facial hair and glasses with a sign that reads Recuse and a white woman next to him
11 November 2018

Hundreds of protestors lined the streets of Downtown Columbus during the evening rush hour on November 8 to urge Ohio Senator Rob Portman to protect Special...

Top part of book cover with a guy playing basketball and the word Tigerland
03 October 2018

The year was 1968. The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated. The nation was in turmoil. There...

White men playing in a band on a stage
05 September 2018

With the passage of Labor Day comes fall, football, pumpkin patches and Hot Times. The 42nd Annual Community Festival on the Near East Side returns to the...

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