Thursday, May 27, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Never Forget

As Memorial Day approaches, the Westerville Sunrise Rotary is presenting the Field of Heroes over Memorial Day weekend (May 29th - 31st).

Field of Heroes is an installation of 2000 American flags to honor those who have and do sacrifice and serve. The Field of Heroes is located not far from Uptown Westerville at County Line Road and Cleveland Avenue, across from the Community Rec Center.

This year, the installation will also feature the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall.

On May 27th, escorted by Westerville Police and the Ohio Patriot Guard Riders Motorcycle Brigade between 9 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., the Moving Wall will arrive in Westerville on a route that rolls south on State Street from Polaris Parkway, through Uptown Westerville, west on Schrock Road and north on Cleveland Ave. Organizers are encouraging folks to stand along the procession route to honor the veterans, the wall, and the holiday.

You may be interested in attending or know someone who would be, so please pass the word if you will.

The Westerville Firefighters Memorial Bike Tour is Saturday, May 29th.  For more information click here.

Westerville's Memorial Day parade begins Monday, May 31st at 9:45 a.m. at State & College in Uptown Westerville.

Best Wishes from the members of the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association and have a safe, happy Memorial Day holiday.

Photo of 2009 Field of Heroes courtesy of City of Westerville.

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Get Back to Nature

The Westerville Convention and Visitors Bureau's May 2010 Fourth Friday is this Friday, May 28th from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This month's theme is Back to Nature!

To learn more, visit the WVCB Website (just click here).

Friday, May 7, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Good Taste

From South America to farm fresh to your own back yard, Meza's wine tastings for May:

- Chile/Argentina with Banfi Imports, Friday, May 14th (6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.): Clay Shelton of Banfi Imports will be joining this special tasting of South American wines. $10/person for wines and light tapas.

- BBQ and Picnic Wines, Friday, May 21st (6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.): Meza's brunch, picnic, and grilled-food friendly wines. $10/person for wines and light tapas.

- Fourth Friday Value Wines Tasting, Friday, May 28th (6:00 p.m. - 9 p.m.): A Fourth Friday favorite at just $1 per tasting.

Market Wednesday Tastings.  Uptown for the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market on Wednesday afternoons?  Stop by Meza for market-themed tastings at just $1 per tasting, pairings, and serving suggestions.

Visit Meza at 48 N. State in Uptown Westerville.

Schedule a private wine tasting party at Meza, just contact Tatjana and Jason at 614.259.3101 or

Uptown Westerville is a Place for An Evening on the Patio

The 3rd Thursday of each month May thru October, from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. join Uptown Cigar for an evening on the patio at Jimmy V's, 1 S. State St.

Mike Daffin and Roy Lawson invite you to, "Enjoy your favorite cigar while relaxing with Jimmy V's excellent selection of wines, whiskeys, etc."

Uptown Cigar Company is located at 33 N. State. Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call for special time arrangements 614.392.2302.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Otterbein Uptown!

Otterbein College welcomes High School sophomores and juniors and their families this weekend -- May 7th and 8th. It's an Otterbein Uptown! Pennant Weekend, Special Edition!

For more information about Otterbein Uptown! including participating merchants, click here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Parry

Profencing, 13-1/2 E. College, is announcing both May sessions (starting this week) and Summer Camps.

Youth Sessions:
May 1st . 4 Sessions of one hour each. Saturdays from 4:00-5:00pm. $75.00

May 3rd . 4 Sessions of one hour each. Mondays from 7:00- 8:00pm. $75.00

May 5th. 4 Sessions of one hour. Wednesdays from 4:00- 5:00 pm. $75.00

Adult Intro Sessions:

May 1st. 4 Sessions of one hour. Saturdays from 8:00-9:00pm. $75.00

May 3rd. 4 Sessions of one hour. Mondays from 8:00-9:00pm $75.00

May 7th. 4 Sessions of one hour. Fridays from 6:30-7:30pm $75.00

Summer Camp 2010

The Profencing Summer Day Camp is a great chance for kids ages 7 to 14, to combine mornings of entertaining educational activities with afternoons engaged in the exciting, fast-paced sport of modern fencing.

Cost: Each week (5 days) $300 for members & $350 for non-members. 10% discount if application & $100 non-refundable deposit are received by 5/20/2010.

Note: Camps are held at the Dublin Sport Fencing Center, Dublin Village Shopping Center 6561 Dublin Center Drive, Dublin, Ohio 43016

Click here to download the Summer Camps flyer PDF (includes application).

or visit online:

Profencing on facebook! Click here.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Upgrades

A heads up from WPL! This Tuesday, May 4th, the library is installing a new phone system, so if you can't connect, be patient.

WPL online is a great resource anytime!

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Marching Bands, Flags and Floats

Mark your calendars! The 2010 Independence Day celebration is Saturday, July 3rd.

The day starts with the Rotary Run- a 5k walk/run.  There's a children's run, too. The run starts at 8 a.m. and registration begins at 6:30 a.m.  There is an entry fee of $25 if you enter before June 20th and $30 after (including July 3rd).  For more information on the Rotary Run, click here.

The Rotary Club of Westerville Independence Day Parade theme this year is Freedom -- The Best Gift of All.  Start time for the parade is 1 p.m.

If you plan on a parade float or entry, the fee is $75 before June 18th and then $100 after.

Click here to connect to the Rotary Club parade application.

Check back with the blog for the rest of the Independence Day details, including fireworks!

Photo of the 2009 parade courtesy of Rotary Club of Westerville.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Theatre, Music and Dance

Otterbein College Theatre Department presents...

Dead Man's Cell Phone

A comedy by Sarah Ruhl

Directed by Ed Vaughan

April 29-May 1, May 7 & 8

Campus Center Theatre, 100 W Home St., Westerville

An incessantly ringing cell phone in a quiet cafe. A stranger at the next table who has had enough. And a dead man with a lot of loose ends. So begins Dead Man's Cell Phone...

and coming soon...

Magic To Do! The musical Pippin.

Book by Roger O. Hirson / Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz / Adaptation from the Italian by Mario Fratti

Directed by Dennis Romer / Musical Direction by Lori Kay Harvey / Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane

May 20-23, 27-29

Cowan Hall, 30 S Grove St., Westerville

Once upon a time, the young prince Pippin longed to discover the secret of true happiness and fulfillment. He sought it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power. In the end, he found it in the simple pleasures of home and family. This hip, tongue-in-cheek, anachronistic fairy tale captivated Broadway....

For more information or to order tickets, visit the Otterbein College Theatre Department online.

After the play, walk a few steps east and dine, drink, and shop Uptown Westerville.

Uptown Westerville is a Place for Food for Fashion

Lesa Halliwell tells us Deja Vu, 11 N. State, is holding a special Sale and Benefit event:

Deja Vu will be hosting its first annual "Food for Fashion" Sales Event on Friday, May 14th from 10 a.m, to 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 15th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

There will be savings up to 50% off and everyone who brings in a canned or non-perishable food item will be entered into a drawing for a $50.00 gift card.

All food items collected will benefit W.A.R.M. (Westerville Area Resource Ministry)

We are asking for specifically, canned chili, tomato products, and canned fruit & juice products.

So raid the pantry and stop by Deja Vu and everyone benefits!

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Say "Thanks, Mom!"

From restaurants to shops, Uptown Westerville is a place to find uncommon and thoughtful gifts for Mother's Day.

Westerville Public Library, 126 S. State: Stop by the Friends of the Library Gift Shoppe for library logo-ware, jewelry, candles, and gifts for your favorite avid reader.

Dairy Queen, 84 S. State, 899.2253: Pick up a DQ Gift Certificate for a bit of sweet indulgence or a personalized ice cream cake.

Attatooed, 16 S. State: Body art including tattoos and henna, jewelry, tarot card readings, reiki, and gift certificates.

Profencing, 13-1/2 E. College: Adult Intro to Fencing Sessions are registering now.  Fencing gifts and gift certificates available in the Pro Shop.

Ruth Reed Antiques, 23 E. College: Find a special gift with a touch of history.

Serendipity, 33 E. College: Clay Mamma Pottery hand made coffee mugs & pottery, Jess' Bee Natural lip balm, hand-made Buckeye accessories, and gift certificates so Mom can stop for her favorite cup of coffee whenever she wants to!

Fusion Fitness and Wellness, 23 Israel: Personal training, yoga, wellnesspre- and post-natal services and training, half-marathon training, and pilates.

Westerville Antiques, 2 N. State: Find a favorite childhood memory or retro decor just for Mom.

Amish Originals Furniture Co., 8 & 38 N. State: More than beautiful, hand-crafted furniture, Amish Originals is a place to make a house a home, featuring unique gift items from Switchables nightlights to art to jewelry armoires.

Pasquale's Pizza and Pasta House, 14 N. State: Take Mom out for a special meal made with love by the Francisco family or pick up a gift certificate.

Uptown Strings, 18 N. State: Stringed instruments, accessories, and music lessons.

A Gal Named Cinda Lou, 20 N. State: Retro fashions and furnishings along with jewelry and original art. 

Old Bag of Nails Pub, 24 N. State: Take Mom out to dinner or pick up a gift certificate.

Encircle, 30 & 34 N. State: American style homewares, art, jewelry, decor, small, thougtful gifts, and clothing.

Hey Diddle Diddle, 38 N. State: Kid-focused clothing and gifts

Gallery 202, 38 N. State, Upstairs: Original art and art-related gifts

Meza, 48 N. State: Fabulous wines, pantry fare, gift baskets, and gift certificates. Buy Mom a Meza wine tasting event.

Suite 59 Hair Design, 59 E. Home: Hair care and design, favorite products and gift certificates for a personal care indulgence.

Otterbein College: The Otterbein College bookstore in the Campus Center at 100 W. Home features all sorts of cool Cardinal gear for Mom's with Otterbein spirit or contact the Otterbein theatre department for tickets to May's Dead Man’s Cell Phone, a comedy by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl, at 8 p.m. on May 7th and 8th at the Campus Center Theatre (tickets cost $15), the musical Pippin on May 20th thru 23rd and May 27th thur 29th, or Otterbein Summer Theatre. Call 614.823.1109 or visit

DJ's Feed Store, 41 N. State: Bird feeders and seed, special horse and pet related gifts.

Captivating Canines, 31 N. State: Great gifts for a Mom with a passion for pups! Captivating Canines has gift certificates, too.

Morgan's Treasure, 12 W. Main: Beautiful custom jewelry, art, jewelry care and repair.

Westerville Bike Shop, 29 W. Main: For a Mom that loves to cycle, bikes and accessories.

Outside Envy, 15 N. State: Beautiful touches for home and garden, including gift certificates.

DeJa Vu, 11 N. State: Consignment fashion and accessories.

The Uptown Gift Card: Welcomed and Sold an any or all of 15 select Uptown Merchants.

One of the best gifts you can give: time with Mom. We highly recommend taking Mom Uptown to dine, shop, browse, linger over a cup of coffee, visit, and make great memories in Uptown Westerville.

Happy Mother's Day and Thanks, Mom! from the Westerville Uptown Merchants Association.