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A Poem for the People

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When he was approached with the request to write a poem about his hometown, Isiah Harper responded that he was an essayist, not a poet. No matter, as the Northside High School English and drama teacher put into eloquent prose a unified narrative to describe Columbus. The final piece in the city-wide mural project envisioned and paid for by the Together 2017 initiative, Harper’s poem “My River...

All Systems Go: The Launch of SlumberPod

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Columbus entrepreneur Lou Childs discusses the launch of SlumberPod—“a patent-pending, portable privacy pod to help babies/toddlers to get a good night’s sleep”—at StartUp  Columbus, a sleek office space in the 1000 block of Broadway that recently opened to serve as an incubator for local start-ups. ECL: You obviously crushed it on the digital launch platform with Kickstarter. [SlumperPod raised...

Art with a View

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Swinging open the doors from the fourth-floor conference room at Troy University-Phenix City Campus onto its expansive adjacent balcony, Vice Chancellor Dr. David White presents what is perhaps the best view of the Columbus riverfront. Instead of the bird’s-eye perspective on gleaming whitewater and impressive edifices for both home and office, however, White points toward an undeveloped lot that...

Healthy Option: Ride on Smoothie and Juice Bar in Columbus, GA

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If you are struggling to find healthy options in Columbus, Georgia- you are not alone! There is a growing community creating healthy places here to enjoy. Tim Synder, owner of Ride on Smoothie and Juice Bar, is one of them. Ride on Smoothie and Juice Bar is located in the heart of Uptown, and attached to one of the hubs for healthy lifestyle, at Ride On Bikes shop. The spot is so cool that...

Brunch in Columbus GA

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Everything you always wanted to know about Brunch in Columbus but were afraid to ask… By Alia Azhar “(Brunch)…it has become a … symbol of our culture’s increasing desire to reject adulthood. It’s about throwing out not only the established schedule but also the social conventions of our parents’ generation. It’s about reveling in the naughtiness of waking up late, having cocktails at...

A Modern Love Story

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A MODERN LOVE STORY Nearly 50 years ago a love story began between two teenagers at Baker High School. The military took the two Army Brats, Val Webb And Sherry Jackson, around the world and brought them together at Fort Benning, Georgia, where their fathers were stationed as Colonels. Val was an honor student, Sherry was Student Council Secretary; Val was the captain of the wrestling team...

River and Rail

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*Written by Alia Teetshorn & Pictures by Christian Ortiz The founding owners of River and Rail, Frank and Leah Foley, met in California where he owned two restaurants that gave a nod to Southern cuisine.   When they moved to Frank’s hometown of Columbus, almost two years ago, they saw multiple takes on Southern fare but knew we were missing something else.   They set out to create a...

Kilwins – "Sweet in every Sense"

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The store was packed and kids were adding up along the window outside to watch Matthew Moore create a masterpiece before their eyes, freshly made Oreo fudge! This shop definitely lives up to his slogan “Sweet in every Sense since 1947”. Stepping into Kilwins is like stepping into an old fashioned candy shop: black and white tiled floors, clean white spaces with marble and wood. A place where...

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