Open House in Worthington School District

Open House in Worthington School District

1953 Starbridge Court, Columbus, OH 43235

Open House: Sunday January 7th from 2-4 pm
Price: $169,900
Square Feet: 1398
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Neighborhood: Summerwood

Fantastic location in Summerwood with Columbus Taxes and Worthington Schools! This one-story home with full basement is move-in ready and features a big fenced yard with patio and bonus shed storage amid gardens! Enjoy 2 full baths & 3 bedrooms in this welcoming, open floor plan. Great room features vaulted ceiling and wood burning fire place and is open to the eat-in kitchen. Enjoy versatile bonus space in the lower level including a recreation room, work room, lots of storage & laundry rm. Glass block windows are in place & rec room features carpeting. Attached 1 car garage and updated concrete driveway! The friendly kitchen offers an island with seating and space for your table! Enjoy a 1st floor owner’s suite with bathroom access. Low traffic location with cul-de-sac. Proximity to great amenities!

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Halloween Trick or Treat Schedule for Columbus & Central Ohio

Halloween Trick or Treat Tomes for Columbus & Central Ohio

The 2019 Trick-or-Treat schedule for Columbus & Central Ohio is here! Find out when your little goblin or ghoul, dinosaur or fairy princess can plan on collecting candy from all your neighbors. From Bexley to Worthington, we’ve got the A-Z list of Central Ohio neighborhoods and when they’ll be ready with candy and spooky decorations. Make sure you stay safe by taking flashlights or glow sticks, use reflective stickers on dark costumes, go over safety rules with the kids, and have a safe and happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 24

Mansfield
Thursday, Oct. 24 from 5:30-7 p.m.


Saturday, October 26

Amanda
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Marengo
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Mount Gilead
Saturday, Oct. 26 from 5-6 p.m.


Sunday, October 27

Ashville
Sunday, Oct. 27 from 4-5:30 p.m.

Perry Township
Sunday, Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m.


Thursday, October 31

Athens
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Bellefontaine
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Bexley
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 530-7:00 p.m.

Blendon Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Bucyrus
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Canal Winchester
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Chillicothe
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Circleville
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Columbus
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Coshocton
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Crooksville
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Delaware
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Dublin
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Etna Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Franklin Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Gahanna
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Galena
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Genoa Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Grandview Heights
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Granville
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Grove City
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Groveport
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Hamilton Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Hanover
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Heath
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Hebron
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Hilliard
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Johnstown
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Lakeview
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Lancaster
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Lewisburg
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

London
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Madison 
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Marion
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Marysville
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Mechanicsburg
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Mifflin Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Mount Vernon
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.

New Albany
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Newark
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.

New Lexington
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 p.m.

Orange Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Ostrander
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Pataskala
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Pickerington
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Plain City
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Pleasantville
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Portsmouth
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Powell
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Prairie Township
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Reynoldsburg
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Russells Point
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Shawnee Hills
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

Sunbury
Thursday, , Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Thornville
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Upper Arlington
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Village of Baltimore
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Village of Lexington
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Village of Lithopolis
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Village of Marble Cliff
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Village of Somerset
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Westerville
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Whitehall
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Worthington
Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.


Saturday, November 2

Magnetic Springs
Saturday, Nov. 2 from 5:30-7 p.m.


Sunday, November 3

Buckeye Lake
Sunday, Nov. 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This list was accurate at the time of publication, please check your community website to ensure the times stay the same.

Merry & Bright! Awesome Holiday Events in Columbus!

Retro Santa in sleighUpdated for the 2019 season

Make your holiday season merry and bright! There are dozens of things to do around Central Ohio in December, and many of them are easy on the budget, or even free. Take a look at some ideas below, and see if any of these events fits your family’s interests and budget. Happy Holidays!

December:

    1. Every Night – for All – Wildlights at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. They’ve decked the halls, trees, and everything but the animals with gorgeous lights!
      Price of Admission, or free to members: Best enjoyed at dusk or later. Closed Dec 24 & 25

    2. Every Night – for All – Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights  at Alum Creek State Park: 1.5 mile drive featuring over 1 million lights and 100 displays. A portion of the proceeds go to a charity called Recreation Unlimited, to support recreation activities for disabled youth and adults.

      November 16 – January 1, 2019
      Sunday-Thursday 5:30pm – 9:30pm

      Friday and Saturday 5:30pm – 10:30pm

      Monday to Thursday $20/car

      Friday to Sunday $30/car

      Limos, motor coaches, and extra large vans are $40

    3. Every Night – for All – Holiday Lights Celebration at Creekside Park. Delightful lights and displays at Creekside Park and Plaza, 123 Mill Street, Gahanna OH. Opens Nov. 19th. Free!

    4. Every Night – for Teens and Adults – Holiday Segway Tours: Tour the holiday lights and decorations of our beautiful city, and listen to holiday music. At 6pm and 8:15pm daily through December 23. Tours are 1.5 hours long, including training. Through Scioto Mile & much of downtown. Contact SegAway tours through the website or at 614-222-3005.

    5. Every Day – for All – Merry & Bright: Holidays at the Franklin Park Conservatory

      Beautiful holiday lights and candlelight dinner in the warm and exotic John F. Wolfe Palm House.  Perfect for everyone.  For prices, events, and more visit their website, or go to 1777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 432031777 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43203
      Free with regular admission: $14 adult, $11 Senior, and $7 child. Free for Members.

    6. Every Day – for All – Photos with Santa: Easton Town Center, Columbus OH
      This is the best Santa photo op ANYWHERE! There is NO physical line with anxious, tired kids and frazzled parents. Sign in with Santa’s helpers and you’ll be on a virtual line. 10 minutes before your time with Santa, you’ll receive a text to meet with the Jolly Old Elf himself! A genius idea for parents and children, you’ll love enjoying the lights, shopping, or even a carriage ride at Easton while you “wait” for your turn with Santa.
      Mon–Sat: 10am – 9pm, Breaks: 1– 1:45pm and 4:45 – 5:30pm, Sun: 11am – 7pm, Breaks: 3:00 – 4:00pm  Note: Please double check times with the venue

    7. Every Weekend – for 5 and Up – Holiday Hoopla at Shadowbox Live Theater

      Select dates – Called the “granddaddy of all holiday shows” mixes sketch comedy with seasonal music. Check the website for current dates and show prices.
      503 S. Front St, Suite 260, Columbus, 43215

    8. Every Weekend Night – for All – Carriage Rides at Easton Town Center. From 6-10 Friday and Saturday, and 3-7 pm on Sundays. Admission is $10, and children under 15 ride free with paying adult!
      160 Easton Town Center, Columbus, OH

    9. Sundays – An Old Time Christmas at the Orange Johnson House. Dec 8, 15, 22. Christmas music and the historic Orange Johnson House decorated for Christmas. In lieu of admission, please take nonperishable food for the local food bank. 956 High Street in Worthington 614-885-1247

Specific Dates:

Dec 1 – for All – City Tree Lighting Ceremony in Hilliard. 5-7:30 pm in Hilliard Station Park, at the corner of Center and Main Streets, in Hilliard.

December 6 – for All – Winter Festival and Tree Lighting in Upper ArlingtonFree, some activities have small fee. Holiday music, caroling, ice sculpture, reindeer, carriage rides, bonfire, and cocoa. 6:00-8:30pm Mallway Park, Arlington Avenue, UA

Dec 1 – for All – Westerville Christmas Tree Lighting: Civic Green of Westerville City Hall. 7:00 pm-9:00pm Free, holiday music, candle lighting, and Santa.

Dec 6-8 – for All – Holiday Pops Concert by the CSC. Visit the website for ticket prices and showtimes. Ohio Theater, 55 East State Street, Columbus OH

Dec 6-8 – for All – Columbus Winterfair  Juried fair of fine art and fine craft by over 400 artists from across the country, featuring ceramics, glass, wearable art, jewelry, sculpture, painting, photography++.  Multi-purpose Bldg., Ohio Expo Center, Columbus.

Dec 7 – for All – Holiday Festival in Powell:  Santa, trolley rides, and more! FREE! 2:00 – 5:30 at the Village Green Park and Municipal Bldg, Downtown Powell.  Tree lighting at 6pm with Santa & Mrs. Claus.

Dec 7 – for Adults – Jingle Bell Run/Walk: Raising money for Arthritis Foundation, click link to register. Genoa Park start, race day registration, 8am, run begins at 10am.

Dec 7 – for Adults – Holiday Gallery Hop: Take part in the Gallery Hop experience, holiday style in the Short North of Columbus

Dec 6 & 7-21 – for All – Ohio Statehouse

December 6 – from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm in the Atrium, Museum Gallery, Rotunda and South Hallway, enjoy the opening of the season with the annual Holiday Festival and Tree Lighting, with music and activities for kids, and gorgeous holiday lights!

December 7 – December 21, from Noon to 1:00 pm (week days only) at the Ohio Statehouse in the Museum Gallery, enjoy a FREE lunchtime Holiday choir performance.

Dec 7&8, 14&15 – for All – Dickens of a Christmas: Saturdays at 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Sundays Noon – 5:00 pm

A Victorian Dickens Christmas village with activities and events for all ages. Tickets required.  This event is a HUGE Columbus favorite, book your tickets early before the events are sold out!

Dec 7 – for All – Century Village Open House and Trolley Tour. 1:00pm-5:00pm Free to all but requesting donations for the Grove City food pantry. An evening of old-fashioned Holiday fun!

Dec 13-28 – for All – The Nutcracker by Ballet Met. This Tchaikovsky ballet is a holiday tradition for many families. Tickets go fast, buy early to get your seating section of choice. Group pricing available. Behind the scenes and Ballet School Youth performances also available. Check link for dates and times and prices.

Please note: All dates and times were correct at time of publishing, but weather and local issues can cause changes. Please click the link or check with the venue directly before making your plans.

Columbus: the Heart of Ohio

60 Days of Summer Columbus OH Fun Activities To Do

Columbus is a wonderful, livable city right in the heart of Ohio. We are blessed with a wealth of beautiful natural resources, rich in arts and culture, and surrounded by affordable and comfortable communities filled with good neighbors. Friendly people, fun places to visit, and there is so much to do here. We love Columbus, and hope you have enjoyed your summertime adventures in exploring our fine city!

While this summer is ending, many of the places we invited you to visit through our 60 Days of Summer posts are great places to see, play, and enjoy all year round…we hope this list of fun family destinations keeps you and your children busy, happy, and discovering the Central Ohio area for many months to come.

Thank you for taking this voyage of discovery with us!

Sue Lusk-Gleich and The Columbus Team

City Overview – Tour of Columbus

Capital City Tours say on their website that Columbus is a “little gem of a city does have a lot to offer.” We couldn’t agree more! Every season, and every day, there is a variety of wonderfully diverse things to do, places to see and enjoy in the Columbus area. One of the best ways you can do this, besides getting out there and walking on your own, is to take a tour. Take a local tour and get an informed view of 200 years of history. Here’s an idea of what Capital offers on its tour of Columbus…

The tour through time and space starts in Franklinton. Franklinton is the pioneer-era settlement that preceded the City of Columbus proper. It’s where our state’s troops gathered, were organized, and were sent out into battle for the War of 1812.

After Franklinton, your group will cross the Scioto River into Columbus. This is where your guide, Jean, will provide a narrated tour that will flesh out the richness of this great city. The commentary will allow you to experience Columbus in ways that will add to your appreciation of the art, history, culture, and the people of this city.

For groups of six or fewer, transportation is provided. However, for larger groups, Capital can arrange for a touring coach. You should also know that because tours are arranged, they can be tailored to fit the needs of your group. Tours gather right beside the Firefighters Union Hall on West Broad Street in Columbus. You can acquire a lot more information by phoning 614-326-0942, or through shooting an e-mail to capcitytours@yahoo.com.

Here are a few basic facts you’ll need to know in any case, should you and your friends or family decide to take the tour:

• • From Monday through Thursday, the tours take place between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. On Sunday, tours run from 8:30 a.m. through 2 p.m.
• • General parking in the area is f-r-e-e.
• Pricing ranges from $25 per person, with a minimum of two people needed.

Be proud of a great city, with a lengthy and fascinating history.

Photo Credit: Photo taken by Chuck Gulker