FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jeff Lafever,Executive Director, CHS | (614) 224-0822, email@example.com
Savor the City: Classic Columbus Cocktails & Cuisine
Columbus Historical Society celebrates city’s culinary heritage at annual fundraiser
(COLUMBUS, OH) — The Columbus Historical Society (CHS) will showcase local restaurants that have contributed to the cuisine and history of the Capital City for more than 25 years at Savor the City: Classic Columbus Cocktails and Cuisine — its annual fundraising event being held Thursday, October 4 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at COSI — the new home of the CHS gallery.
Benefiting Nationwide Children’s Hospital/Columbus Marathon
and the CMH Fashionweek Scholarship fund
In its inaugural year, on this our city’s Bicentennial Birthday, the SWAGGERTOWN Fashion Marketplace will be a true celebration of Columbus. As part of CMH Fashionweek, the SWAGGERTOWN Fashion Marketplace will be a celebration of local fashion, music, brands, organizations, and the people of our great city.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
September 11, 2012
Kermit Whitfield, United Way of Central Ohio
(614) 519-0352 | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Columbus Volunteer Challenge Mobilizes 28,435 Volunteers to
Improve Lives and Strengthen Our Community
Huge Volunteering Event Concludes with United Way’s 21st Annual Community Care Day
Columbus, Ohio – The Columbus Volunteer Challenge mobilized 28,435 volunteers who worked on hundreds of projects over more than three weeks. The city-wide volunteer event focused on lifting up and highlighting the importance of service to others. Led in partnership by the City of Columbus and United Way of Central Ohio, the Columbus Volunteer Challenge began with The Ohio State University’s University Week volunteering efforts and concluded on United Way of Central Ohio’s Community Care Day, September 11, which is also the National Day of Service. Volunteer projects have engaged individuals, families, young professionals, teens, faith-based and corporate volunteers.
“Columbus – Then…Now…When?”
(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Fourth Annual exhibition of local artists’ interpretations of Columbus, its people, and its history will be presented in the Rhodes State Office Tower lobby during the month of October. “Columbus – Then…Now…When?” is the final concept of co-curators, Tom Baillieul and Jim Siemer, in a series of Columbus-themed shows leading up to the city’s Bicentennial celebration.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2012
For more information:
Jennifer McNally, McNally Midwest LLC, 614.571.6271
Dramatic Public Art Performance Downtown August 23 – 26
(COLUMBUS, OH) - Indian artist Nikhil Chopra has returned to Columbus for a tour-de-force public performance as part of Finding Time: Columbus Public Art 2012. Chopra will create a 48’ x 132’ monumental drawing on an exterior wall of the Palace Theatre in Downtown Columbus. Made of charcoal, “inside out: As the stars viewed the Palace” will last for months, fading and disappearing eventually due to exposure to the elements.
For further information, please contact:
Joyce Bourgault, Festival Chairman | email@example.com
Festival to Highlight Diversity of Northland
(Columbus, OH) — After months of planning, the first ever Northland International Festival will take place August 25 and 26 at the Northland Performing Arts Center, 4411 Tamarack Blvd., just south of Morse Road.
Conceived by a large group of area nonprofit organizations, the event will feature food, music, art and dance from around the world, reflecting the rich cultural diversity and history of the Northland area. Admission and parking are free to the public.
“COLUMBUS – THEN, NOW… WHEN?”
A Bicentennial Exhibition of Art at the James A. Rhodes State Office Tower
CALL FOR ARTISTS
Columbus is 200 years old, and in celebration we present this 4th in our series of Columbus-themed shows. Visual artists are invited to offer for the show 2 pieces that explore how our city has, and continues to be a center for artistic expression – in all the arts.
By: Katharine Moore
Friends of Schiller Park
Imagine a neighborhood in Columbus today deciding to invest in a significant piece of public art that would represent the highest ideals of the community. There would almost certainly be debates, letters to the editor, consultants, a commission, at least one study, a Columbus Metropolitan Club forum on the topic, and lengthy grant applications to complete.
In 1889 the working class German-Americans who lived in the tidy cottages just east of the breweries decided to make a contribution to City Park, the public park that had served as the recreational center of their neighborhood. With no recorded debate they selected the poet, playwright, and philosopher Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller for their monument, and set about having fundraisers, bake sales and concerts to raise enough money to have a statue commissioned at the most famous foundry in Germany. In two years’ time the magnificent bronze statue arrived from Munich and was installed on its stone foundation, where it has stood for over a century. Is it too cynical to think we might still be studying the possibilities two years later?!
For Immediate Release
August 9, 2012
For More Information, Contact:
Bruce Black, firstname.lastname@example.org, 645-8927
Beth Fairman Kinney, email@example.com, 645-7116
Mayor Coleman Invites Families to Summer Block Party
(COLUMBUS, OH) – Mayor Michael B. Coleman and Franklin County Children’s Services invites families and children to visit Columbus Commons August 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 for Mayor Coleman’s Neighborhood Pride Block Party. This free family event features educational and fun activities focused on wellness, safety and parenting.
What do Harley’s, Ice Cream and Hot Dogs have in Common?
Summer Fun at the Family Business Tour and Networking Event!
By: Deana Gordon
Conway Center for Family Business
Central Ohio family business leaders are invited to come out and celebrate A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson’s 100-year anniversary and explore one of Central Ohio’s oldest family businesses at the 9th Annual Family Business Tour and Networking Event sponsored by the Conway Center for Family Business. The open house style event takes place on August 23, from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at A.D. Farrow Co. Harley-Davidson, 491 W. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. The event is free for family businesses but an RSVP is required by August 21.
Company owner Bob Althoff will share how the business grew from a small storefront in Nelsonville, to one of the largest and most successful establishments in Harley-Davidson history. Members of family businesses are encouraged to check out the Harleys and celebrate the company’s legacy with ice cream from Velvet Ice Cream and hot dogs and coneys from Phillips Original Coney Island! With Velvet celebrating its 98th anniversary and Phillip’s also turning 100, there are three great reasons to celebrate family business success! How could you go wrong with cycles, cones, and coneys?