Wednesday, July 30, 2008
From your breakfast table to a late night snack -- the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is the perfect culinary treat.
A great place to stop with friends and family.
See you at the market!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
If you've not yet been to Morgan's Treasure, add this wonderful shoppers treasure, and meeting jeweler Bill Morgan, to your Uptown shopping list.
Fourth Friday's theme is World Bazaar -- entertainment, displays, exhibits, and the usual Fourth Friday favorites along with the always interesting Uptown Westerville shops and restaurants.
Always family and pet friendly, Uptown Westerville on Fourth Friday's is a place for people.
Save the date, by the way, that's right, August's Dog Days of Summer is approaching! Get ready for a tail-waggin' time!!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
As the growing season progresses, each week is new and exciting -- farm market vendors are currently featuring a wide variety of summer squashes, tomatoes, okra, egg plant, hot peppers, onions, and cabbages.
Today will be a beautiful, cooler day for a perfect visit to the market. Most market vendors have tasting samples, so a trip to the market is a great place to try new flavors and foods. Bring the kids and they can help pick out tonight's dinner fresh from the farm.
The market also features a superb selection of artisan foods -- baked-goods (ahhh, pie!), cheeses, infused honey, maple products, chutneys, mustard, wing sauce, and rubs.
From fresh-baked goods to chutneys to rubs & dried herbs to milk, produce, meats, and eggs the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association presents the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market offers a summer bounty for your table, cupboard, and fridge -- every Wednesday through October 29th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at N. State and E. Home.
For recipes, directions, market directory, and blog link click here to visit the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market webpage.
See you at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
July 16th is the first week for sweet corn at the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market.
Check out Doran's Family Farm when you get to the market.
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
As the growing season progresses, more and more fresh produce is arriving at the market.
From the scent of fresh strawberries and baked goods to the hands-on experience of choosing produce, the market is an experience for the senses as market shoppers discover their own weekly favorites.
The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is a great opportunity to run into good friends, taste new flavors, buy favorite foods, and support the Central Ohio farm and food artisan community.
The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market is open from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. each Wednesday through October 29th in the Church of the Messiah parking lot at N. State and E. Home.
Saturday, June 12th from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, June 13th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Free admission. Free parking.
The festival features live music, entertainment (including magic, gymnastics, and storytelling), youth art, artists, youth activities, food concessions, and the Westerville Walkway to celebrate the Westerville creative community.
Heritage Park is a straight shot from 270 north on Cleveland Ave. Free parking is available at the Sports Complex on (325 and 350 N. Cleveland Ave.), Calvary Bible Baptist Church on Cleveland Ave., the COTA park-n-ride lot on W. Main St. tween the senior center and fire station at Collegeview and W. Main), and at the following businesses on Collegeview, south of W. Main: Americheer and the Otterbein College Art & Communication Building.
While you're at the festival, the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association members encourage you to Shop Uptown Westerville (just 1 mile east of the arts festival).
For more information, contact the Westerville Chamber at 614.882.8917 or visit the Festival Website.
Also this weekend, check out Otterbein Summer Theatre and Westerville Parks & Rec's Sounds of Summer Free Music Series features the Beatles tribute band British Invasion at the Alum Creek Park North amphitheatre at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
Thanks to Otterbein College Student Abby Hudson for this year's festival poster art. Love this image? We do, too. Get it on a t-shirt! Check out the Chamber booth when you are at the festival -- adult sizes $15/children's sizes $8.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Congratulations to Kriss Rogers and Outside Envy!
Outside Envy, 15 N. State, carries an imaginative collection of special ways to accent homes, decks, patios, porches & yards.
Truly, The Land of the Free Because of the Brave!
Thank you to the Rotary Club of Westerville for a great July 4th parade.
Thank you Hanby School's own Christopher Tedeschi, a fourth grade student, for your winning parade theme.
Thank you Westerville!
Thursday, July 3, 2008
This Friday, Westerville begins the holiday weekend early in the day:
The Rotary 5k Run/Walk starts from Alum Creek Park at 8 a.m.
Visit Uptown Westerville for the Parade (starts at 1:30 p.m. at Heatherdown & S. State, runs north to St. Paul's)
The Symphony performs at the Sports Complex (325 N. Cleveland) at 9 p.m. Look for the red & white tent.
Throughout the weekend, Celebrate Westerville! brings us Ohio Chautauqua, peforming at various locations around the city.
And... Fireworks off Schrock (Alum Creek Park South) at 10 p.m.!!
Check the Rotary Club of Westerville and Celebrate Westerville! websites for details.
Look for parade entries from A Gal Named Cinda Lou and Amish Originals Furniture Co.
These Uptown Merchants have special July 4th hours...
▪ Atattooed (16 N. State): Opens at 11 a.m. and will be open most of the day -- if you don't already have an appointment, just call or email ahead. 614.392.2304 firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ Dairy Queen (84 S. State): 10:30 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
▪ Java Central (20 S. State): Will be open, they are not sure when yet! They will definitely be open during parade hours and just give them a call or email. 614.839.0698 email@example.com
▪ Morgan's Treasure (12 W. Main): Opens 10 a.m. and will be open most of the day -- thinking about stopping by later in the day, just call ahead. 614.882.4401 firstname.lastname@example.org
▪ Outside Envy (15 N. State St.): 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Closed for sure: A Gal Named Cinda Lou, Amish Originals Furniture Co., Encircle, Sullivan Co.
Your Uptown favorites not on this list? We recommend you call or email ahead.
Click here for the WUMA Member Directory.
Have a safe, happy holiday weekend!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Because you are driving and your eyes are on the road, you may not notice right away that those no parking signs are only for Friday, July 4th.
So on-street and lot parking as usual uptown except on Independence Day.
Thank you for Shopping Uptown Westerville!
Have a Safe, Happy July 4th Weekend!
How cool will it be to share market stories with friends and family as you grill and serve up your best summer dishes at holiday gatherings this weekend.
The Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market convenes each Wednesday through October 29th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at N. State and E. Home.
Buy fresh, buy green, buy local:
Independence Week 2008 Full of Family Fun
To many Westerville natives, Independence Day celebrations are the event of the year. But with Westerville celebrating its 150th anniversary of incorporation this year, there are so many activities planned around July 4, 2008, that it will take an entire week to fit everything in!Aside from the normal activities, which will include Rotary's July 4th Fun Run, Independence Day Parade, Westerville Symphony Orchestra concert, and yes, the fireworks display, Celebrate Westerville will play host to the week-long 2008 Ohio Chautauqua festivities, bringing Ohio history to life through actors who impersonate historical figures.
The 2008 Chautauqua theme is "Inventions and Innovations." Independence Week activities will even include an old-time baseball game on July 5th at 2 pm, as the Ohio Village Muffins take the field against some Westerville residents for a gentlemanly day of leisure at the Sports Complex. Teams will be decked out in full baseball attire from the 1860s, allowing everyone to witness how America's Past-time used to be played.
Old-time baseball, parades, fireworks, and fun runs…Westerville Independence Week 2008 will be a premium blend of Westerville's past and present. See below for a list of Independence Week activities and visit http://www.rotaryclubofwesterville.org/ or http://www.celebratewesterville.org/ for more information.
ACPN = Alum Creek Park North, 221 West Main St.
WCC = Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave. (Rec center)
WPL = Westerville Public Library, 126 South State St.
WSC = Westerville Senior Center, 310 West Main St.
Under the Tent = OHIO CHAUTAUQUA Tent at Sports Complex, 325 N. Cleveland Ave., across from WCC (soccer fields)
Wednesday, July 2
10:00 am Becoming Edison, Youth Program with Hank Fincken, *WPL
11:00 am Mary McLeod Bethune & the Black Women’s Movement, Adult Program with Dorothy Mains Prince, *WSC
1:00 pm Edison: The Past at Present , Adult Program with Hank Fincken, *WSC
3:00 pm A Day at the Daytona Normal and Industrial School, Youth Program with Dorothy Mains Prince, *WCC
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Dwight Lenox - Lenox Avenue Express
7:30 pm Inventor Alexander Graham Bell
Thursday, July 3
10:00 am The Plant Doctor, Youth Program with Paxton Williams, *WPL
11:00 am The Gospel of Wealth, According to Carnegie, Adult Program with George Dauler, *WSC
1:00 pm Dr. Carver’s Contemporaries, Adult Program with Paxton Williams, *WSC
3:00 pm Making and Using Steel, Youth Program with George Dauler, *WCC
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: IIdletymes Bluegrass Band
7:30 pm Educator Mary McLeod Bethune
Friday, July 4
6-7:45 am Registration for Rotary 5K Fun Run and Walk, *ACPN
8:00 am Rotary 5K Fun Run and Walk, *ACPN
9:00 am Rotary Kid Runs, *ACPN
1:30 pm Rotary Independence Day Parade, on State Street
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Brass Nickel Quintet
7:30 pm Inventor Thomas Edison
Westerville Symphony performance will follow immediately
10:00 pm Rotary Fireworks (Schrock Rd. at Park Meadow)
Saturday, July 5
10:00 am Children and Grandchildren at the Table with Mr. Bell , Youth Workshop, *WPL
1:00 pm Mothers of Invention, Adult Program with Michael Hughes, *WCC
2:00 pm Ohio Historical Society Muffins vs. Westervillians Old-time baseball game, at Sports Complex
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Ain’t Misbehavin’ Dixieland Band
7:30 pm Industrialist Andrew Carnegie
Sunday, July 6
Under the Tent...
6:30 pm Musical Entertainment: Trinity Baptist Church Men’s Choir
7:30 pm Inventor George Washington Carver
Thanks for coming, we are here to remember as he was, our faithful mascot and guard dog Bruno.
vertebra, but he’s a fighter and vows not to give up.
R.I.P........................Repairs in progress!