African American Male Wellness Walk/Run 5k

Written/Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Founded in 2004, the African American Male Wellness Initiative was started to help empower men to live longer through preventative measures.  Impression: Waking up early, I targeted covering the event from 7:30 am on.  The run/walk was scheduled to start around 9:30am.  Driving down, the sun was shining and all…

Schnormeier Gardens

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Schnormeier Gardens are located in Know county.  There is a very interesting history which is outlined on the website.  Definitely take the time to check out that link above! Also note that the property is not usually open to visitors except by large group…

Community Festival 2018 (COMFEST)

Written By Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background: Columbus Community Festival, a.k.a. COMFEST operating principles can be found here:https://www.comfest.com/?page_id=9 Impression: COMFEST is a staple in Columbus, bringing with it vendors, music and events of all kinds. Volunteers are a big part of the festival and they did a fantastic job this year.   Having…

American Brain Tumor Association 5k Run & Walk

Written and Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:This multi city event is used to raise money for cure research and awareness.  Teams raise money and walk and/or run the 5k route through downtown Columbus. More information can be found at their website:American Grain Tumor Association BT5K Columbus Impression:I honestly did not know what to expect from…

Ariel-Foundation Park

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:250 acres of land reclaimed and reused from an old glass factory, Pittsburgh Plate Glass.The factory closed down in 1976, and in 2000 initial purchases started the project.More information can be found on the Ariel-Foundation Park website. Rastin Observation Tower Impression:We though this a great…

Lanterman’s Mill

Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Written by  Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Background:Tucked up in the Youngstown/Boardman area, North East Ohio we have the Mill Creek Metro Parks.  Lanterman’s Mill was built in 1845-46 by German Lanterman and Samuel Kimberly.   It was built for grinding corn, wheat and buckwheat.  A unique feature of the mill is that…

Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival 2017

Written by Dani and Andrew Livelsberger Photography by Andrew Livelsberger Background:Large, illuminated displays adorned the Natural Resources Park of the Ohio State Fairgrounds again in 2017.  The Ohio Chinese Lantern Festival ran from from November 17th 2017 through January 7nd 2018.  Viewing times were 5:30pm to 10pm nightly.  The event offered lighted silk lanterns, food vendors, and…

Schiller Park

Written/Photography byAndrew Livelsberger One of the favorite stops at Schiller Park is the “Umbrella Girl” fountain. Background:   Schiller Park is the second oldest park in Columbus, Goodale Park being the oldest.  The park was obtained by the city in 1867 and in 1891 it was renamed Schiller Park after the German poet Friedrich von…

Coloring Easter Eggs 1880’s Style

Background:Easter has come and gone, and we have our current traditions.  Some though, go back further than you might think.   Ever think about how they might have colored Easter eggs in the 1880’s?  Did they even do that back then? Impression:Slate Run Historical farm shows us what life may have been like for a…

Summer Fun In The Fountains

Written and Photography Andrew Livelsberger Background:John W. Galbraith Bicentennial Park during the Festival Latino. Impression:Ohio summers can be quite oppressive when it comes to heat and humidity.  During the Festival Latino, children and adults enjoyed keeping cool in the fountains.