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Sonic Temple 2020 books one of the biggest heavy metal acts of all time

Mike Thomas



Exit light, enter night: Sonic Temple Fest has announced all-time metal legends Metallica will grace the stage for the first time ever in 2020.


One of the “big four” of thrash metal, Metallica have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and have sold more than 125 million albums worldwide. The group is currently the only act announced for the second year of the hard rock festival formerly known as Rock on the Range.

Sonic Temple 2020 is scheduled for May 15, 16, and 17 at Mapfre Stadium. Passes go on sale on October 14 at noon, with layaway options available. For more information, visit

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Endless Summer: Update on Woodlands Backyard volleyball dome

614now Staff



About two years ago, year-around sand volleyball at Woodlands Backyard was but a conversation. Today, we're seeing a little less talk and a lot more action.

The rec bar has announced that they are in the midst of construction an all-seasons dome where volleyballers can bump, set, and spike in subzero temperatures. No matter if we're dealt another Polar Vortex this winter, the Woodlands Backyard dome will be kept at a balmy 72 degrees.

The dome will consist of six courts. Play is expected to begin in November, though the grand opening date has yet to be announced. The second session of indoor sand volleyball is scheduled for January 6.

League registration begins Friday, October 18.

We know this development has been a long time coming, so for those skeptics, Woodlands promises that if the dome falls though, "we will refund you and then go go crawl under a rock and never come out."

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Watch: 2019 FIT Week hype video is LIVE

Regina Fox



Columbus, we know it's becoming sweater weather, but that's no excuse to not give your body the exercised-induced endorphins it deserves.

Join (614) for a week of health, exercise, beauty, and discounts at dozens of gyms and business across the city during the 7th FIT Week.

From October 14- 19 spice up your workout regime with free classes to gyms and studios you've always wanted to try and discounted meals apparel from places you've always wanted to go—all for a mere $12!

Plus, your pass gets you access to the Kick-Off party on Monday, October 14th at Gravity from 5:30pm- 7pm. Sample and shop participating FIT Week partners while getting your sweat on through four, 15-minute workout classes.

Even better? Stick around after for Gravity’s Monday Movie Night featuring Wonder Woman.

C'mon, Columbus, let's get FIT!

Available to you with your FIT Week Pass, classes and discounts from:

  • 614Fitness (50% off)
  • Abundant You Chiro (80%+ off)
  • Arena District Athletic Club (free classes!)
  • Berry Blendz (BOGO smoothie)
  • Cycle Bar Easton
  • Divine Impact Fitness (free classes!)
  • Grandview Chiropractic Center (free exam & x-ray!)
  • Hai Poké (free chips & drink)
  • Heartfelt (free classes!)
  • Melt House of Fitness (free classes!)
  • Mesh Fitness (25% off)
  • Oak Studio (free classes!)
  • Orangetheory Fitness
  • PAI Yoga & Fitness (free classes!)
  • Pinnacle Performance (2 extra weeks free!)
  • Premier at Sawmill (1 week free – classes, pool..)
  • Restore Cryo (20% off)
  • Seven Studios (free classes!)
  • Shed (free classes!)
  • Shred 415 (free classes!)
  • The Fitness Loft (7-day trial!)
  • The Human Form (free class!)
  • Zen Yoga (first week free!)
  • Zyia Active ($10 off)

...and MORE!

**Already purchased a pass? Be on the lookout for class schedules and discount details to be emailed to you Friday, October 11th by 4p!**

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‘Burb Breakdown: 5 things to do in Powell this Fall

Mike Thomas




Covering many vibrant communities across central Ohio, the 614 is so much more than just Columbus. Welcome to the ‘Burb Breakdown, an ongoing series highlighting the unique character of neighborhoods from across this sprawling metro area we call home. Today, we take a look at everything there is to enjoy in Powell this Fall.

Perhaps best known as home to the world-renowned Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, the City of Powell is worthy of a visit in its own right. From world class golf courses to a historic downtown, it's easy to see why this picturesque suburb is a hit with locals and visitors alike.

Experience Powell for yourself this fall to see what makes this community so special. Here are five ideas to get you on your way!

1. Autumn Community Bonfire | October 19, 6:00-8:00 pm | Village Green Park

The Powell Police Department and Liberty Township Fire Department partner to host this the annual bonfire at the lovely Village Green Park, located at 47 Hall Street in Powell. Come out and celebrate the season with free hot dogs, apple cider, doughnut holes, and marshmallows to roast over an open fire.

2. Candy by the Carload | October 26, 4:00-6:00 pm | City of Powell Municipal Building

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Powell's annual Candy by the Carload event transforms the municipal Building's parking lot into a treasure chest for trick-or-treaters! In this family-friendly event, local businesses, and organizations set up booths and car trunks filled with candy, toys and other Halloween goodies for kids to enjoy.

3. Noctober Fest @ Nocterra Brewing Co. | October 26, 12:00 pm-12:00 am | 41 Depot Street

For the more adult fall-time tastes, there's Noctoberfest, a ticketed event for ages 21 and up hosted by Powell's own Nocterra Brewing. This outdoor celebration of all things Autumn will feature live music, food trucks, contests, and the release of Nocterra's seasonal creation, Festbier!

Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door for this rain-or-shine celebration. For more info, check out the Facebook event page.

4. Trick-or-Treat | October 31, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Some young ghouls and goblins prefer to get their candy the good old fashioned way. For these, there's the city of Powell's Trick-or-Treat. What will your youngster dress up as this year? For a very Powell-centric look, throw on some khaki and masquerade as the Columbus Zoo's own "Jungle" Jack Hanna! Add a gorilla suit or two for the parents and hit those sidewalks.

5. Downtown Powell Sip & Stroll | November 21, 5:00-8:00 pm

Looking for the perfect girl’s night out? Need an original date night idea? Want to kick off the holiday shopping season in style? The shops of Downtown Powell have just the thing, thanks to the Sip and Stroll event. Best of all, all participating retailers will have light snacks and/or beverages for you to try while getting some much needed retail therapy.

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