Write to the Short North Gazette
PO Box 8071, Columbus OH 43201

Independent newspaper serving the Short North neighborhood in Columbus, Ohio, since 1987
Editor and Publisher, Margaret Marten
Founder and Publisher Emeritus, Tom Thomson (1924-2015)

Welcome to one of the fun spots of the U. S.
Right here in Columbus, Ohio!

Contact/Press Release Information


Business/Galleries: A-Z List

Closed/Moved Archive: A-Z List

Dining List

Regular columns listed below
Archive of Feature Stories


APRIL 2017 Issue


Dis N Data Editor
Events List & Classified Ads
Art Shows

Neighborhood News/Events (Select Writeups)
I Can't Believe You Said That! (Jokes)
Letters to the Editor


Encountering W.C. Hemming: The artist, the man
by Karen Edwards

Students Band Together at Skully's Music-Diner
by Margaret Marten

Farewell, Big Bird (Giant Eagle)
by Joel Knepp

Poetry Page

"Bird Cloud" Book Review
by Christine Hayes

Italian Village Society
Complete Streets Implementing Committee
January & February 2017 Meeting Minutes

Columbus Streetlights Help Keep Short North Safe
Councilman Michael Stinziano

Children's Theatre Welcomes New Executive Director
by Margaret Marten

Great Environmental Visionaries of Our Day and Age
Earth Talk

St. Francis Mardi Gras Pasta Dinner 2017
Event photos by Karen Scheid
page 24 and page 25

Thurber Connection:
Book's Surprise Success - 'Is Sex Necessary?'
by Tom Thomson

Somewhere to Sit down
by Ralph Whitlock

The Old Grocery Guy
by Eric Broder

Neighborhood News/Events (Select Writeups)
Upcoming Tour of Homes & Gardens
Needs SN Homes and Volunteers Today •
Gala Fundraiser to Salute Fabulous folks in the Short North • Short North Parking Open House • Recycle Your Electronics April 21 • More Comfest News • Battelle Sells 19 Acres to Harrison West Development • Overhaul of Harrison West Park is Underway • The Healing Power of Poetry • Art Walks and Landmark Talks • World Tai Chi and Qigong day 2017, Celebration at Goodale Park

Regular Columns
See also "Columnist Archive" listed lower

Eric Broder (Humor)

Christine Hayes

Joel Knepp

Michael Stinziano

Thurber Connection (Series)

Ralph Whitlock

Earth Talk ®

Features Archive
Feature Stories Index

Cover Story Archive
Cover Story Archives
Check out these cover stories from past issues

Creative Writing


Listing by subject of Short North offerings
Complete Short North restaurant list links
Directory of our real estate advertisers/friends
Selection of correspondence published in the Gazette
Remembering those who've come and gone
An attempt to define the magic of this wonderful event.

Places to stay in and around the Short North

Folks who go the extra mile to make this neighborhood unique


Your pass to a whacky world of political/social satire


Columnist Archive
See also "regular columns" listed above

Clinton J. Buhler (Art Reviews) [2011 - 2012]

Community News Archive

Pedal Pusher (cyclist column) (Greg Knepp) [2007 - 2010]

Tom's Corner

Publisher emeritus
talks about this and that and fairly frequently blasts some hapless person or institution out of the water

Fritz the Nite Owl [1999-2009]
Fritz Peerenboom, aka Fritz the Nite Owl, broadcasts some of the coolest jazz

Jared Gardner (Pop Renaissance) [2009 - 2011]

Betty Garrett Deeds

Elizabeth Ann James
rt news - in the Short North -and all around the town

Karen Edwards
In the Wings - A look at the theatre scene in Columbus [2005]

Thurber Connection
Series on one of Columbus' most famous native sons

Legendary Tales
Fancy-free meanderings by Tom Thomson

C.B. Findlay's Dining Notes Archive [2003-2005]

Kaizaad Kotwal Film Archive
Film Review Archive: Kaizaad Kotwal [2000-2003]

Kaizaad Kotwal (Art, Features)

Kotwal Comment Archive
Straight Talk Archive : Kaizaad Kotwal [2000-2003]

Comic Strip (Matt Wyatt)
the heebie-jeebies? Go to :

Sex Quotes of the Rich and Famous
. . Pithy remarks on the foibles and follies of the human condition from the mouths of such icons as Gloria Steinem, Jayne Mansfield, Groucho Marx, Jay Leno, Lucille Ball, Shelly Winters, Errol Flynn, Woody Allen, Albert Einstein, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Victor Hugo, Norman Mailer, Mae West, Joe Louis, Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Joan Rivers, Anais Nin, and hundreds of others!

Sam's Poetry Tree
Some coooool stuff here

The Memoirs of Tom's war years
Go to Searching for the U.S.S. LSM 245

"Hey, if you're not doing anything else, come visit one of my web pages. I'm not amongst the living anymore, but what the heck, we'll probably get along. Just click on my gallery or my letters, or what Thomson wrote about me. Ain't these computers somethin!"

Emerson Burkhart
He was one cool artist

More Burkhart Stuff
DORAL CHENOWETH, aka The Grumpy Gourmet, knew Burkhart
and wrote a play
about him. The script came from some six hours of tape recordings produced between 1956 and 1966. The Chenoweth tapes and script provide you with an artistic view of a great American painter.
Doral's website includes photos, the play, and more

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© 2017 Short North Gazette, Columbus, Ohio
All rights reserved

Photo of W.C. Hemming and canine companion, Clancy © Gus Brunsman III
Encountering W.C. Hemming: The artist, the man
by Karen Edwards

Late night Gallery Hop
© Photo | Gus Brunsman III



Seventeen arches now span High Street from
the Convention Center to just north of Fifth Avenue

We're just north of the Greater Columbus Convention Center

Doo Dah parades draw big crowds


The story of one of the city’s most vibrant and exciting neighborhoods includes the tale of the arches, the rise—and abrupt fall—of the Columbus Union Station, an incredible reunion of Civil War soldiers, the circus magnate who mesmerized a town, and the emergence of local festivals and traditions that have become a part of the Short North’s character. It’s a story of how a grassroots movement transforms a run-down, forgotten neighborhood into Columbus’ center for arts and culture.

Bonus material include maps, a slideshow of remarkable buildings and a brief description of their history, a Flytown reunion feature, and a video that shows how you can contribute to the Columbus Neighborhoods website.

Purchase the WOSU DVD $19.95 • Click image to transfer to the WOSU website

Beautiful Goodale Park is a Short North treasure

There's no place like the Short North!

If you are a visitor and need information, try the Short North Arts District website
or send the Short North Alliance an email at info@shortnorth.org
or call the SNA at 614-299-8050
or please contact us! Even if you live in Columbus,
and want to know something about the fabulous
Short North, call us at 614-251-0656
Write: PO Box 8071, Columbus OH 43201
info@shortnorth.comAnd pick up a Gazette!