The new issue of Columbus Parent is out today (and reaches all its pick-up locations http://www.columbusparent.com/content/pages/locations.html by Thursday). You'll know it by the bright Crew yellow on the cover - and that's soccer great Frankie Hejduk's 14-year-old son Nesta garbed in his Crew Juniors uniform also on the cover.

In the meantime, if the heat's getting to you and you're just aren't feeling like joining the crowds at the Zoo, how about checking in on your favorite zoo animals at any time from home?

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and Nationwide Insurance are making this possible with the new Your Zoo View cameras. All you have to do is visit the website (yourzooview.com) to start watching! Visitors to the site choose an animal or area of the zoo they would like to see, and a webcam broadcasts the animal activity. Kids will get a kick out of controlling the webcam to zoom in and out on the furry friends.

-Heather Weekley