Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Coffee and Ice Cream at Serendipity

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association welcomes new member:

Panini, Ice Cream, and Coffee House
33 E. College Ave.
Westerville, OH 43081

Specialty ice cream, sandwiches, and coffee.

Uptown Westerville is a Place with Great Taste at Meza

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association welcomes new member

Select Gourmet Foods
Creating the Culinary Backdrop for Your Next Social Gathering
48 N. State St.
Westerville, OH 43086

Meza owners Tatjana and Jason Brown share:

In many Mediterranean countries like Serbia and Croatia, it is typical for families and friends to gather over Meze dishes... several small dishes that are often salty or savory, and that enhance the taste of wine. These dishes provide the backdrop for a social gathering during which guests can laugh and talk and share the wonderful food.

Stop by Meza for yourself or gifts for your favorite gourmet -- ask about Meza's gift baskets and entertaining trays.

Mark your calendars for these meza events:

November 13 - 7:00 p.m. Fall Entertaining Meza Tasting Session

November 20 - 7:00 p.m. Meza Cheese Tasting* Get information on a variety of gourmet cheeses. Do a side by sidecomparison tasting, and pair with a great glass of wine. You will also be able to take home information on suggested recipes, uses and wine pairings for your favorite cheeses.

* this class costs $10 per person and can be paid for upon arrival to the class

December 11 - 7:00 p.m. Cheese, Wine and Easy Holiday Entertaining

Uptown Westerville is a Place to See Yourself Beautiful at Lola Belle Boutique

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association welcomes new member:

Lola Belle Boutique
Specialty Intimate Wear & Accessories
46 N. State St.
Westerville, OH 43081

Visit Lola Belle Boutique for a selection of beautiful intimate apparel for all sizes and shapes.

Private Shopping Events and Parties are available on Mondays and anytime during the week. Please call Lola Belle Boutique to schedule and appointment.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Gourmet Hot Dogs at The Dog Joint

The Westerville Uptown Merchants Association welcomes new member:

The Dog Joint
Gourmet Hot Dogs & More
59 S. State St.
Westerville, OH 43081
614. 818.DOGG (3644)
Fax 614.818.4690

The Dog Joint features Vienna Beef brand hot dogs. At The Dog Joint, you pick your hot dog and bun, pick out the trimmings, and pick your sides and drink!

Eat in, enjoy al fresco dining during warm weather days, or pay ahead curb-side pick up.

Check out The Dog Joint menu online or, better yet, stop in!

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Good Values at Outside Envy

November 14th and 15th, join Outside Envy, 15 N. State for the Outside Envy Friends & Family Shopping Event!

Stop by Outside Envy or select Uptown Merchants for a special Friends & Family Event card. Present your card during the event on November 14th or 15th and save 10% on your entire purchase.

Additionally, Saturday, November 14th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Outside Envy is hosting a Gold & Silver Buy Back Event -- sell your old jewelry on the spot!

Outside Envy, 15 N. State, outside.envy@sbcglobal.net or 614.895.3689

Uptown Westerville is a Place with Helpful Knowledge for Uptown Merchants

Are you an Uptown Westerville Merchant with money questions?

Tim Bullock of Edward Jones Investments invites you to a town hall-style question and answer seminar on the third floor of Bag of Nails on Wednesday, November 12th, from 6 - 8 pm.

Tim says:

I normally just do these for clients, but with the historic events taking place in the markets in the last two months, I would be open to any of the uptown merchants attending if they would like to have some guidance on the current state of affairs. The format is a "town hall" and I will be taking questions from the audience and talking about whatever the issues are. The cost is zero and it is not a seminar attempting to sell anything. I now how panicked some of my clients are so if I can help with any of the fellow merchants anxieties, I'd be happy to.

If any of the merchants have an interest have them let Kristy Sherwood know -- 614.882.1131.

For more information contact Tim:

Timothy A Bullock, CFP, CRPC, AAMS
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones Investments
39 N State Street
Westerville, Ohio 43081
(614) 882-1131

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Holiday Memories

December 5th, bundle up in your coziest winter warm and join the City of Westerville, the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association, as we light up Westerville's 2008 holiday season on December 5th with Home for the Holidays.

Home for the Holidays begins with the City Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of City Hall (21 S. State) at 7 p.m. and will include performances from the Westerville Community Band and Otterbein Kinderchor along with the placement of the U.S. Bicentennial (1976) and Celebrate Westerville (2008) time capsules in the City Hall courtyard.

The holiday season kickoff also features candlelight & holiday carols, hot chocolate & cookies from Westerville Sertoma, and arrival via firetruck of a very special, very honored, North Pole-based, jolly old guest!

After the tree lighting, please join the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association for a hometown evening to make memories in Uptown Westerville and enjoy our beautifully decorated shops & businesses, dinner, drink & dessert, shopping, holiday specials, horse-drawn carriage rides, music, and other holiday treats like....

▪ Free Horse-drawn Carriage Rides from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
▪ Uptown Merchants Holiday Shopping with Extended Hours
▪ Secret Santa Gift Shop at Gallery 202 with Special Hours Just for Kids from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
▪ Westerville North High School Notables' Strolling Carolers.
▪ Music from Westerville Central's Jazz Central.
▪ Westerville Public Library Storyteller with Booker, the bunny
▪ A Live Nativity at Church of the Messiah
▪ Mail Letters to Santa at It's All In The Name
▪ Westerville Citizens Police Academy Alumni Westerville Bobbies

Keep checking back for more details.

See you at the tree lighting!

Home for the Holidays logo (c) 2008 Westerville Uptown Merchants Association. All rights reserved. Used wih permission.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for a Holiday Parade!

Mark your calendar for Sunday, December 7, 2008! It's a holiday parade! Have family fun, warm your hearts, and help those in need in our community with the Westerville Sertoma/Jaycees Annual Children's Christmas Parade.

Beginning at 1 p.m., and heading north on State Street, this year's parade theme is WARM Your Heart This Christmas, focusing on raising food donations and money for WARM (Westerville Area Resource Ministry) and Westerville Caring & Sharing.

The Christmas parade is also an opportunity for community involvement -- give yourself an early gift and gain recognition for you, your organization, your business, or your neighborhood by becoming a parade sponsor or by entering a float.

Sponsor levels include:
$100 sponsor- name and address is listed in program passed out the day of the parade
$400 band sponsor- name is listed in program, a banner with your name is also carried ahead of North, South, or Centrals Marching Band

If anyone is able to discount or donate a portion of printing costs for the parade programs that is also needed, and if someone wants to sponsor Santa's float please contact Chris Shaheen for additional info.

Anyone interested in helping to sponor the parade can contact Parade Chairman Chris Shaheen at 614-212-7944 or chris.shaheen@askbeacon.com or feel free to contact Jarrett Bauder at 614-256-2742 or bauderjarrett@gmail.com.

Any person, neighborhood, business, or organization that would like to have a float in the parade, please visit www.westervillesertoma.org to download an entry form.

See you at the parade!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Uptown Westerville is a Place for HUGGS

Today, Saturday, November 8th is the annual HUGGS Craft Bazaar at Robert Frost Elementary School, 270 N. Spring Road, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The HUGGS Bazaar benefits the ODF or Officer Down Fund for the families of Westerville Police Officers in times of crisis.

The HUGGS Bazaar includes 70 crafters, a raffle, a silent auction, wreaths, poinsettias, and baked goods.

Find holiday gifts and home accents and help a very good cause in the process!

To learn more check out the HUGGS Bazaar and the Officer Down Fund outreach -- just click here.