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Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter, 17th Annual Walk To End Lupus Now, 9 a.m. June 6 at COSI, 333 W. Broad St. The event is the largest gathering of lupus patients and their supporters in the state. The walk is a 5K, but a short Butterfly Stroll is offered for those who do not feel comfortable attempting the full 5K. Each participant is asked to donate or raise a minimum of $20. Children ages 2-10 are asked to donate or raise $5 to participate in the walk activities, such as face painting.

Making Frank Fetch Park fetching

The men and other members of the German Village Garten Club will work during the weekend to replant dozens of plants that were wintering in the Franklin Park Conservatory.

South Third gets a bump from Big Give effort

Supporters once again have been financially generous to the German Village Society.

Food Network star says he is 'ready to come back' to Columbus

Beyond the glaring lights of TV, which occasionally cast him as a notorious nitpicker, Simon Majumdar said he's a pretty personal guy.
Near East Side equestrian center

Proposal doesn't pass smell test, neighbors say

Dana Stewart wants to put an equine recreation center smack-dab in the middle of a Near East Side neighborhood.

Gahanna's Collins tapped to lead Columbus parks

Gahanna Parks & Recreation Department director Tony Collins said he's leaving the city he has served for 15 years to take on a new challenge of leading the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department as director beginning June 11.

O'Connor appointed as Columbus' new fire chief

Kevin O'Connor has been appointed the 24th chief of the Columbus Division of Fire, city officials announced Thursday, May 21.
Columbus City Council race

Motil to run as a write-in for City Council

Joe Motil once again will seek a spot on Columbus City Council with a platform that calls for raising the minimum wage, reinstating public-access TV and establishing a link on the website that would include an open electronic discussion about any issues facing the city.
Police beat

German Village: Multiple car break-ins are reported in Village

Several reports of thefts from vehicles were reported recently in the German Village area.

Village Valuables a treasurer hunter's paradise

Commission fights plans for Schmidt's expansion

Schmidt's Sausage Haus und Restaurant's desire to expand on two fronts has encountered some resistance from neighbors who already feel overwhelmed by a lack of parking.
Haus und Garten Tour

Planning for event is moving along, co-chairman says

The 2015 German Village Haus und Garten Tour is making tremendous headway this year, with nearly all of the PreTour dinners sold out.

'Captain Blood' Actors' Theatre kicks off its season tonight

Captain Blood, told with a modern voice, will kick off Actors' Theatre of Columbus' 34th season.

Book donation starts new chapter in kids' lives

An anonymous donor has given nearly 10,000 students in Columbus City Schools the gift of books.

CCAD will host digital post-production studio

Two organizations are teaming up to make Columbus a serious competitor in the digital post-production industry.

Project inspires history book about Village

The historic architecture and some of the quirkier personalities of German Village have been captured in a book set to be released next month.

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