"Lately, there seems to be nothing, but sad and depressing stories on the news and in social media.  I thought I would share, what I consider an incredible story with you. As many of you know,  I have been remodeling a number of properties in the downtown Columbus area.  While "gutting" on of my properties, one of my workers mentioned that he found a couple of old books lodged inside one of the walls. No. Not the bag of cash we were looking for. After reviewing the books, we realized that we had a young mans diary from 1944. He was 16 years old at that time.  In this...

We love providing opportunities to help each other connect on a deeper level, and we hope that our personal stories do just that.  But, it's not just about helping connect the people of Columbus, it's also about educating each other too.  So, through our personal stories on adoption this month, you'll get an insight into different perspectives on the topic. One out of 25 U.S. families have an adopted child. If you're looking for a good read on foster care,  New York Times bestselling author Regina Calcaterra wrote a critically acclaimed book Etched in Sand.  It's a powerful memoir about her struggles and survival as a child in foster care.  Did you know Jamie...

Good Deed Rags is definitely one of Columbus' hero organizations.  Below you will find a Q&A with them, where you'll learn what they do, why they do it, and the two seminal events that kickstarted the whole thing.   And, you can read my notes at the very end as to why they are some of Columbus' true heroes (and it's not because they giveback to the community--although that's amazing). How did Good Deed Rags come to fruition?       "Gosh, I could spend forever on this one. So we spent much of the past 15 years working in the clothing business for some of the major...

Who would have thought that three little lines could be so life changing? The result window on my pregnancy test showed a total of three lines, the plus sign being the most significant. My husband was in the bathroom with me that night, per my request. And as nervous as I was, he was excited to see what the results would show. I had a little reservation, as we have three children between us, and my incredible husband sacrifices a great deal of time from home to be able to provide for us. In short, I am home with the kids and he has to be...

Easton Farmer's Market was created in 2011 to increase awareness of our Ohio Small Farmers, and the importance of sustainability in the community we live, work, and play in. This form of public interaction also creates a social bonding that further ecourages support within the community. Every week, there are featured vendors from around Ohio, live local music, chef demos, and family friendly activities! Our presenting sponsor, EDCI, will also feature a rotating list of their clients showcasing their wares each week. Drink Up Columbus is also sponsoring three Ohio beer tastings throughout the Market season (first one is today-so make sure you're there!) This is the sixth...

For many, the lack of yard space leaves their dreams of a garden, just that, a dream. It also leaves many without a solution for their desire to self sustain by growing their own food. Mound Street Community Garden and International Harvest Garden, right here in Columbus, are making dreams come true for gardeners across the city. A community garden is a piece of land that is sectioned off so that individuals can create their own garden in a plot they have requested. So, essentially, its one large garden, but divided up into smaller gardens. Each plot owner takes care of their own area and is provided access...