Friday, October 26, 2007
Tonight is the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association annual boo-fest -- that's right, Midnight Madness is finally here!! From 6 p.m. to midnight!!
The streets of Uptown Westerville are already starting to fill with fright-filled sights!!! With more to come as the midnight hour draws nigh....
Scarecrows! The scarecrows are already making their way to storefronts and window displays -- look for the headless Brutus Buckeye riding a giant horse in front of Amish Originals at 38 N. State or the ScareCow at DJs Feed Store or the Headless Customer at Suite 59 Hair Design!!
Vote for your favorite Scarecrow! For more information: Check out Gallery 202's website.
The Night of 100 Pumpkins has commenced!! The pumpkin display on W. Main St. has welcomed its first arrivals.
The Horse-Drawn Wagon Ride Station is at Rotary Park at E. Home and N. State from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Stalk the streets of Uptown Westerville ducking from store-to-store if you dare and find all sorts of treats, specials, and surprises. And, Avast! Look for the talking ghost pirate ghost!!
Don't forget the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau's Fourth Friday vendors will be hovering about all through Uptown Westerville!
Come up! Enjoy! Bring a pumpkin!!
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Just click here to read Lin Rice's article online.
Killian is a therapy dog and after his 1,000th visit is officially retiring.
Earlier this year, Killian was recognized by the the Alzheimer's Association of Central Ohio as the first non-human recipient of their Giving from the Heart annual volunteer award.
Thank you, Killian. Thank you, Gerry and Joan.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Look for their ad in this week's Westerville News and Public Opinion (2A)!
Costumes encouraged! Along with refreshments and costume judging, Edgewood Manor is planning Pin the Nose on Jack, Donut Bobbing, Pumpkin Patch Picking, Pinatas and more!!
Look for street vendors all along State Street from City Hall (21 S. State) North to E. Home St., including E. College and the Church of the Messiah parking lot at E. Home and N. State.
Friday, October 26, 2007, 6 p.m. - Midnight
Here is a shop by shop guide to.... the Madness!!!!!
West Side State St., South to North…
The Dog Joint • 59 S. State, in the parking lot • Sneak Preview Sampler of their Menu!!
Westerville Police Department • 29 S. State • Police Car on Display, Glow Sticks, and Treats
Sounds Educational Center • Performances • City Hall, 21 S. State
Sertoma Brat Wagon • Corner W. College & S. State
Generations Performance Arts Center • 11 W. College • Open House • Performances
Brown Tax Accounting • 18 W. College • Scarecrow
Hearts Content • 9 N. State • Look for the… Scary Lady in the Chair!
Outside Envy • 15 N. State • Scarecrow & Decorated Pumpkin, Free Tulip bulbs to the first 100 customers, “Register-to-Win” on Some Great Items like Pottery and Baskets.
Westerville Bike Shop • 29 W. Main • Scarecrow
Embroidery Deluxe • 39 W. Main • Red Hat Society Victorian Bouquet Bangers and Strummers (7 p.m.), Corbin Saloon display, Pumpkin, Scarecrow
Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau • 20 W. Main • Scarecrow
Westerville Uptown Merchants Association First Annual Pumpkin Display • 2007 Goal: 100 Pumpkins! • Parking lot on the north side of W. Main between Morgan’s Treasure at 12 W. Main and WVCB at 20 W. Main. n Pumpkin Drop-Off: Friday, October 26th: 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Morgan’s Treasure • 12 W. Main • Refreshments & Scarecrow
Edward Jones Investments • 39 N. State • Music & Scarecrow
DJ’s Feed Store • 41 N. State • “Scare-Cow,” Hot Chocolate, Cookies & Treats • Pumpkin Bowl Drawing for Discounts from 10% to 30% off
East Side State St., North to South…
Westerville Uptown Merchants Association Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides • Station at Rotary Park, Corner E. Home and N. State, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Suite 59 Hair Design • 59 E. Home • Scarecrow
Hey Diddle Diddle • 38 N. State • Open at 7:00 p.m.
Gallery 202, Partners In Art, Inc. • 38 N. State • Opening at 7:00 p.m., Scarecrow Special Children's Activities, including Take-Home Art! ($1 Entry Fee for Children’s Activities Only)
Amish Originals Furniture Co. • 38 N. State • Decorated Pumpkins on Display starting 7:00 p.m., Refreshments
Encircle • 30 N. State • Open, Visit Encircle’s New Store
The Old Bag of Nails Pub • 24 N. State • Scarecrow, Refreshments
Amish Originals Furniture Co. • 8 N. State • Decorated Pumpkins on Display starting 7:00 p.m., Refreshments
A Gal Named Cinda Lou • 24 E. College, off Haywood Alley • Scarecrow, Refreshments & Treats, Decorated Pumpkin, Surprise Midnight Madness Visitors
Westerville Public Library • Magical Reading Swing • Gazebo on E. College
Foul Play • 27 E. College • Smoking Cauldron Punch Bowl
Ruth Reed Antiques • 23 E. College • Joe & Ish Jazz Duo in the Gazebo
Michael’s Pizza • 15 E. College • “Fourth Friday Pizza-by-the-Slice”
Barstow’s • 4 S. State • Treats and Spoooooky Music!
Schneider's Bakery • 6 S. State • Hot Glazed Doughnuts at 9 p.m.!
Java Central • 20 S. State • Spooooky Music, Classic Horror Films, Halloween Candy
It's All In The Name! • 20 S. State, Suite K on the brickwalk • 10%-off your total purchase during Midnight Madness
Westerville Fire Division • 44 S. State at Union Savings • Firetruck on Display
It has been a wonderful season and much thanks to both vendors and shoppers! Truly a wonderful community experience. A true cornucopia!
The Farmers' Market is the perfect place to stop for your Midnight Madness pumpkin! Pick it out today, decorate it tomorrow, drop it off at the community pumpkin display on Friday!
Thanks to the 2007 Uptown Farmers' Market Vendors:
Arjay Gourmet Foods, Ltd.
Birds Haven Farms
Blidsten Landscape Service
Carousel Watergardens and Nursery/Cathy's Tasty Treats
Flying J Farm
Landrum Cottage Designs
Payne Family Farm
Pleiades Maple Products
Taste of Seattle
Varley Valley Baked Goods/Droolin' Good Dog Treats
And, Uptown Merchants stayed open extended hours on Wednesdays, during the season, including WUMA members:
A Gal Named Cinda Lou, 24 East College 614-766-1409
Amish Originals, 8 and 38 N. State St., 614-891-6257
Encircle, 30 North State Street 614-8891-1355
Gallery 202, 38 N. State St. Upstairs, 614-890-8202
Morgan's Treasures, 12 West Main Street, 614-882-4401
Ruth Reed Antiques, 21 East College Ave, 614-891-6202
Special thanks to....
The City of Westerville for its support, especially with the wonderful Uptown Farmers' Market banners. Much appreciated!!
Renee Kropat and Gallery 202 for the Farmers' Market logo and the Uptown Farmers' Market webpage.
Extra special thanks to Church of the Messiah, United Methodist for providing the excellent corner location.
One more thanks... Uptown Farmers' Market vendors donated weekly to WARM. Thank you for that extra touch of kindness and care. As we approach the holidays, especially, for more information about WARM and its place in our community visit the WARM website.
If you are interested in becoming a Farmers' Market vendor for 2008, keep an eye on the Uptown Farmers' Market webpage, print out an application form, or contact Doug Winbigler.
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
With a full moon in the forecast, the atmosphere in Uptown Westerville will transform into a fun and lively seasonal affair.
Visitors can take part in the frightful festivities by contributing a decorated pumpkin or scarecrow to a community display. Then, take in the flavors of the season in a horse-drawn wagon and explore Uptown Westerville to find all sorts of thrills for the senses.
Whether “haunting” for bargains, looking for refreshments, or checking out uptown shops for the first time -- treats, specials, and Halloween surprises are in store!
From fire trucks to entertainment to gobs of kid-friendly activities, curious visitors will find an endless number of enchanting interactive exhibits, including wares and goods from over 80 street vendors.
Participating uptown merchants include Generations Performing Arts Center, Hearts Content, Outside Envy, Morgan’s Treasure, Westerville Bike Shop, Embroidery Deluxe, Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau, Edward Jones Investments, DJ’s Feed Store, Suite 59 Hair Design, Gallery 202, Hey Diddle Diddle, Encircle, The Old Bag of Nails Pub, Amish Originals Furniture Co., A Gal Named Cinda Lou, Ruth Reed Antiques, Michael’s Pizza, Barstow’s, The Westerville Public Library, and more.
For additional information on Midnight Madness and Uptown Westerville check out http://www.uptownmechants.com/ or http://www.visitwesterville.org/
This is the next to the last week for the market and a great place to stop for Halloween pumpkins.
Stop by the parking lot at E. Home and N. State Streets in the Church of the Messiah parking lot from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today.
Check out: fall harvest produce, jams, jellies, chutneys, baked goods, tomatoes, corn, honey, pet treats, fresh flowers, and more!
Select uptown merchants are also open extended hours on Wednesdays.
Add Uptown Westerville to your Wednesday shopping list!
Friday, October 12, 2007
On Saturday, October 13th, the Homecoming Parade begins at 10 a.m. at College and Grove. WUMA members, Renee Kropat (Gallery 202) and Linda Foor (Brickstreet Communications) will be judging floats along with Assistant Westerville Fire Battalion John Bokros and Otterbein College Vice President of Student Affairs, Robert Gatti.
Along with reunions, tailgating, tours, greek activities, and the dedication of the new communications building, there are tons of activities and fun.
And, ALL Otterbein athletic activities, including the football game, are FREE!!
Here are a few of the family-friendly activities:
Otterbein 160th Anniversary Birthday Tailgate (Admission: $5 adults/kids 12 and up/$3 kids 6 to 11, kids 5 and under free)
Otterbein Games, including cornhole and pin the tail on the cardinal
Women's Volleyball (OC v. Muskingum and Hiram)
Football! OC hosts the Heidelberg Student Princes. Go Cards!
Women's Soccer (OC v. John Carroll)
Black Homecoming Family Potluck
A free Dept. of Music Concert at Battelle Arts Center
Otterbein Days at Magic Mountain and Family Bowling (see website for details)
Otterbein Theatre presents Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at the Campus Center
And, we are supposed to have great fall weather this weekend!
O-C!! O-C!! O-C!! O-C!! O-C!!.......
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Uptown Westerville is looking forward to much ado about fun and festivities between now and New Year's Eve -- so, please, mark your calendars and save these dates.....