Carol Ottolenghi

Carol's lived in Columbus and Central Ohio most of her life. She loves exploring all aspects of life in Columbus, from the everyday basics to the unusual, funky and sublime.


An award-winning writer, Carol cut her freelancing teeth many years ago while covering art, entertainment, local sports, government and "stuff" for Suburban News publications, Columbus Monthly, Dowtown Alive and The Fabulous Short North. Her parenting and family life articles have appeared in Family Fun and Baby Talk nationally, and in regional publications like the Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Parent and LA Parent.


Carol received her undergraduate and one of her graduate degrees from The Ohio State University.

Carol Ottolenghi

Hi -- I'm Carol, and I'm glad I live in Columbus, Ohio. It's a great place to be.

I love the way Central Ohio combines small-town openness with big city entertainment, urban spaces with colleges and farmland. The rich mix of ethnicities, ages, cultures and lifestyles gives us all kinds of neighborhoods, music, restaurants, sports, parks, art and public events. There's always something old to enjoy, or new to discover.

This is the place to share those discoveries. And I do mean share. I hope that you'll visit this site whenever you need information about Columbus, and that you'll share what you know with me and other readers.

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