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The Cutest K9 In Columbus as voted on by you

614now Staff



The votes poured in from far and wide, but there could only be one top dog of the cuteness totem pole. Thanks to our good friends at ALL PURPOSE K-9 LLC, a champion has been crowned. Columbus, meet Aurora. Aurora, we’re rolling out the bacon-flavored red carpet for you!

Age: 7 months

Breed(s): Siberian Husky

Occupation: Full-time chewer

Number of siblings: 0

Can most often be seen: Ripping cotton out of my toys.

Favorite way to spend a Friday evening: Playing with my cousin Kitty the German Shepherd.


Best dog park? Walnut Woods dog park in Groveport.

Cats: Impersonal or shy? Impersonal.

Squirrels: Entertainment or evil? Entertainment!

I know I’m not supposed to, but I… love to sneak into my aunt TT’s room to play with her cat and eat her cat food.

Best thing about Columbus: All the trails and parks for me to run on and play at.

To all the friendly, cuddly, and furry friends that were submitted, we want to say you all deserve a few extra Good Boy and Good Girl treats as well as plenty of belly scratches this month.

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Michael B. Jordan’s curated drive-in comes to Columbus this summer




Michael B. Jordan is curating your next two months at the drive-in.

Starting tomorrow, Amazon Studios and Jordan’s Summer Screening Series will take over 20 drive-in theaters across the U.S. Lucky for Columbus residents, the South Drive-In, 3050 S. High St., is one of them.

Every two weeks, Jordan’s curated series will come to the South Drive-In. Each night will consist of a double feature that correlates to a very specific theme to celebrate multicultural voices in film.

It’s free to attend the screenings, but it’s first come first serve for downloading and securing your spot for the shows. Below is the list of films that are playing each week as well as links to download passes. 

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All aboard! Next stop: Franklin Park Conservatory




Photo provided by Franklin Park Conservatory

If you’ve been wondering when you’ll have the chance to get lost in another Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens exhibit, well...wonder no more! 

Starting tomorrow, Franklin Park Conservatory will be hosting the Paul Busse Garden Railway through Jan. 6, 2021. The displays are erected in the outdoor gardens of the Grand Mallway in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the John F. Wolfe Palm House.

Applied Imagination, an award-winning group of creatives and producers of some of the most beautiful garden displays, said the Paul Busse Garden Railway will feature 1,122 feet of miniature train tracks that “weave through gardens, over visitors’ heads, and alongside waterfalls.” Busse, a graduate of Ohio State University, began his model railway career by creating a railroad for the Ohio State Fair in 1982.

"We saw more people than ever connecting with nature during the pandemic, and the Paul Busse Garden Railway is a great way for the community to continue this appreciation. This exhibition invites visitors to look at plant life in a different way, right down to every sculptural detail. We are so excited to welcome the community back to the Conservatory with an exhibition that celebrates nature through an Ohio artist’s eyes."

Conservatory President and CEO Bruce Harkey in a press release

For information on health and safety guidelines to follow when visiting the exhibit, head to the website here. The Paul Busse Garden Railway is also sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation and Giant Eagle, with support from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Ohio Arts Council. 

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Columbus Marathon Canceled

Julian Foglietti



The Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon has announced the cancelation of its 2020 Marathon. Originally planned for Oct. 18, the marathon is the latest in a string of future events cancelled due to COVID-19. 

Board Chairman Dan Leit stated “The safety of our athletes, volunteers, first responders, team and the entire community is the top priority for our event.” 

The races Director Darris Blackford stated in a press release that “When you think about the best health and safety practices needed to help slow the spread of the virus, holding a major running footrace isn’t the responsible thing to do right now.”

Since its debut in 2012, the race has raised over $10 million for Nationwide Children's Hospitals patients and families. 

There is not yet an announcement on what form of fundraising event will take place instead, and athletes have been sent instructions for how to receive a refund for the event in the meantime. 
View the full release here

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