Columbus is the capital and largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio. In 2008, Columbus was the 16th largest city in the United States, with 754,885 residents.
Annual festivities in Columbus include the Ohio State Fair—one of the largest state fairs in the country— as well as the Columbus Arts Festival and the Jazz and Ribs Festival, both of which occur on the downtown riverfront.
The Southern Theatre, built in 1896, is a U.S. national historic site.In May 2009, the Lincoln Theatre, which was formerly a center for Black culture in Columbus, was reopened to the public after extensive restoration. Not far from the Lincoln Theatre is the King Arts Complex, which hosts various cultural events. The city also has a number of theatres downtown, including the historic Palace Theatre, the Ohio Theatre, and the Southern Theatre.
Columbus was ranked as the 15th most literate city in the country in 2008 by Central Connecticut State University, and the 19th best educated. In 2006, Columbus was ranked by CNN Money as the 8th best big city in the country to live in.
The region's climate is transitional between humid continental and humid subtropical, characterized by hot, muggy summers and cold, dry winters. Winter snowfall is relatively light, since the city is not in the typical path of strong winter lows, such as the Nor'easters that strike cities farther east.
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WTVN 610 AM Columbus, OH News/Talk
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GCSTO & The USA Swimming Foundation’s Make A Splash Campaign
- Why should a child learn to swim? Because learning to swim significantly reduce the risk of drowning. This is not just about swimming pools as water is all around us - in rivers, lakes, drainage ditches, even large puddles. Equipping a child with this life skill will also be giving them access to all the fun and fitness the water can provide! GCSTO (www.gcsto.com) is one of the USA Swimming Foundation’s (www.usaswimming.org) LOCAL PARTNERS in this nationwide effort to help teach kids to swim who may not have had the opportunity otherwise to learn to do so due to financial restrictions.
Data shows that 70% of African American children cannot swim, 60% of Latino children cannot swim, 40% of Caucasian children cannot swim, ten people drown each day in the U.S, that drowning is the 2nd leading cause of childhood unintentional death for children under the age of 14 and that participation in formal swimming lessons could reduce the likelihood of childhood drowning by 88%. Through this Make a Splash Local Partner Program, the USA Swimming Foundation partners with learn-to-swim providers nationwide and GCSTO locally to offset the cost of swimming lessons and educate communities about the importance of learning how to swim.
Not only does GCSTO provide scholarships for individuals taking lessons through their regular programming schedule but the team hosts specific “Make A Splash” events to the community free of any charge to those who qualify. They will hold 2 sessions of these lessons this spring at the Columbus Academy in Gahanna from 10:45-11:45 a.m. on the following Saturdays:
Session #1: April 11, 18 & 25
Session #2: May 2, 9 & 16
You may get more information about how to get registered for of these sessions by visiting the team at www.gcsto.com and clicking on the swim lesson tab or by contacting GCSTO Make A Splash coordinator, Jacinta Batisky at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information can be obtained from GCSTO head coach, Steve Nye, at 614-478-5445 or email@example.com. Pre-registration is required so please contact us quickly for more information.“
Steven A. Nye
Head Coach - GCSTO
PO Box 30483
Gahanna, OH 43230
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BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Angelique Salon & Day Spa Suites - Category: Black Hair Salons - 6120 Boardwalk Street - Columbus, Ohio (614) 985-5920
D & A Hair Institute - Category: Black Hair Salons - Hair Extensions & Salon Services - 238 Thurman Ave - Columbus, Ohio (888) 341-9719
Exquisite Barber & African Hair Braiding - Category: Black Hair Salons - 3140 S Hamilton Road - Columbus, Ohio - (visit website)
It's All About You - Category: Black Hair Salons - 40 S. James Rd Suite E - Columbus, Ohio (614) 235-4247
Napps Kinx BB's Urban Day Spa - Category: Black Hair Salons - 33 James Road - Columbus, OH (614) 452-3804
Personal Affects - Category: Black Hair Salons - 4331 Donlyn Court - Columbus, OH (614) 732-6343
BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.
Diversity City Media - Category:Advertising Services - 750 Cross Pointe Road Suite Q - Columbus, OH, 43230 (866) 910-6277 Office - (614) 595-6063 Cell - (visit website)
Euqidis LLC - Category: Advertising Services - Blackbuying.com offers advertising and free listing for black owned businesses. We promote your business through social media and email campaigning. - 5992 Slippery Rock Dr. Columbus, OH (614) 259-7584 - (visit website)
McCants Investigations and Security - Category: Security Services - Class A Licensed Private Investigator and Security Guard Provider Business. - 3941 Karl Road Columbus, OH (614) 338-9457 - (visit website)
Ujamaa Bookstore - Category: Bookstore - African Bookstore is a specialty bookstore, and gift shop since 1993. We are pleased to provide books on the African world wide experience, and African American experience. Featuring your favorite African American authors. - 1511 E. Livingston Ave. Columbus, OH (614) 258-4633
Urban Spirit - Category: Art Gallery - 891-893 E. Long Street Columbus OH 43203 (614) 253-7778 - (visit website)
Wilbur C. Blount, M.D., FACS - Category: Ophthalmologist - 300 East Town Street Columbus, Ohio 43215 (614) 224-2020
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Food for Thought Food-The Soul - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - 4400 N High Street - Columbus, OH (614) 784-1600
Glorias Soul Food - Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Daily Specials - 1615 East Main Street - Columbus, OH (614) 252-3580
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center, Hall D, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio
Jazz and Rib Fest in Columbus July Location: The Arena District: North Bank Park, McFerson Commons, and Spring & Long Streets in downtown Columbus, Ohio.
- (visit website)
A hotspot for barbecue and jazz connoisseurs.
Juneteenth Ohio Festival June Location: GENOA PARK-DOWNTOWN, Columbus, Ohio 614-258-4633 - (visit website)
The Juneteenth Ohio Festival will kick off the summer with a NEW LOCATION "GENOA PARK" in downtown Columbus, OH on June 20th, 21st and 22nd 2014!
On behalf of the 40 million African Americans who celebrated freedom on June 19, 1865, over two hundred United States cities continue to honor this day. The Juneteenth Ohio Festival provides a relaxing, entertaining, family oriented atmosphere for the Columbus celebration.
Do your early planning and mark your calender for 3 days of "FUN"!
UNITY HEALTH WALK
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS
COLLEGE CAREER FAIR
SOUL FOOD COOK OFF
NATURAL HAIR EXPO
and MUCH! MORE!
TICKETS SOLD AT GATE.
FOR VENDING CALL 614-258-4633 OR VISIT JUNETEENTHOHIO.NET
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