Finding family-friendly entertainment for a cheap price can be a challenge. The good news is that there are a number of free, fun activities for families in Columbus, Ohio. One of the places that you may want to consider taking your family members and friends is the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library Museum. Billy Ireland was a cartoonist who grew up in Ireland. This museum is filled with his displays, collections and exhibits.
Ohio is home to some of the continue reading »
March 22 2013 | Uncategorized | Comments Off
It’s that time of year again. The time we all dread. As the seasons change and the temperatures begin to drop, we find ourselves in a sheer battle of wills.
We can either turn on the heat and take the hit the next time our energy bills come, or we can tough it out and hope this winter won’t be as bitter as the last. Energy savings and other energy companies might offer you decent rates, but if you’re looking for a way to really curb those energy costs and stay warm you might need to really change the way you operate during the winter.
Don’t worry. We have a short list of suggestions that can help diminish the temptation of cranking up the heat.
1. Window Seal
You can find these in most hardware stores. Basically, you put an adhesive seal around the window frame and then you attach a thin layer of plastic to the seal to completely seal off the window. While it won’t completely shield you from the cold, it will do a decent job keeping hot air in.
2. Heavier Drapes
Same principal as the window seal except these might actually work better depending on the materials they are made from. Drapes also aren’t super expensive so if you’re looking for a way to stifle the flow of cold air, this is the way to go.
And finally, if all else fails
3. More Layers
More layers while you walk about the house and more layers when you sleep in your bed. More shirts and more blankets. Adding extra layers will help conserve your body’s natural heat.
February 14 2012 | Uncategorized | Comments Off
The only public transit system in Columbus is the Central Ohio Transit Authority, known as COTA. COTA is a system of bus lines and park-and-rides throughout the central Ohio area. There are many lines, with a greater concentration of stops around the central city, such as on and around High Street running north and south, and Broad Street running east and west. Park-and-rides are available for the outskirts, where you drive your vehicle to a parking continue reading »
September 02 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off
Everyone is looking for ways to save money and people in Columbus, Ohio are no exception. Because of the extreme weather in the winter they often experience very high heating bills and that can take a large bite out of the budget. Most people are not aware of the climbing prices, but they need to sit up and pay attention, because they are only going to continue to climb. It is possible to put in a water geothermal system in this part of the state and continue reading »
August 30 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off
With the prices of grocery items and other things going up and shows like “Extreme Couponing” the use of coupons has increased recently. As in many other states, most major grocery stores will double the value of coupons you use. It is suggested to check with the store as some stores make changes periodically regarding their coupon policies.
If they do double coupon values, in some cases it may have a limit of 1.00, which means any coupon 0.50 to 0.99 will be accepted as 1.00. Also, some stores limit continue reading »
August 28 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off
With more people becoming concerned about the economy and watching how they spend their money, there is gaining popularity in staycations, where you find things to do locally instead of going somewhere else for vacation.
One idea of something to do in the Columbus, Ohio area is to attend the Ohio State Fair. At the State Fair there are many things to do that are either free or low cost. Other attractions to visit are The State House & Capital Square, German Village and Metro Park. continue reading »
August 25 2011 | Uncategorized | Comments Off