Situated northeast of Columbus, Westerville is a great place to live, work, play or visit. With over 580 acres of park land in 46 locations, Westerville is, indeed, a City Within a Park. And there’s more! In August 2014, Ohio Magazine named Westerville one of it's five Best Hometowns! Come enjoy our attractions, historic sites and year-round events.

Concert Season Winding Down

There are just two Sounds of Summer Concerts left. The series, sponsored by Westerville Parks and Rec, will feature Lords of Literature on August 2nd and the Westerville Symphony on August 9th. These concerts are free and open to the public. Bring a picnic dinner to Alum Creek Park Amphitheatre, 221 W. Main St. and enjoy the warm summer evenings while they last! This year's season including groups like Agent 99 and the British Invasion as well as local entertainer Dwight Lenox.

National Night Out Events Planned

Neighborhoods across Westerville will host potlucks, karaoke, raffles and more to mark National Night Out on August 4th. From 6:30-10pm Westerville Police will visit each of these gatherings to offer police car rides to kids and other fun, including appearances by W.P.D. officers and "Safety Friends", including PC The Patrol Car and McGruff the Crime Fighting Dog. The goal of this special night is to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness, generate support for local anti-crime programs and promote neighborhood pride and police-community partnerships.

Participating neighborhoods include Annehurst South, Cherokee/Illinois, Estates at Polaris Village, Freedom Colony, Hannah Mayne, Mariemont, Meadowlake, Millstone Creek, River Trace, Springboro, Village Gren and Walnut Bend

For more information call 614-901-6472.

Hanby House Hosts Special Exhibit

Saturday, June 13th, marks the opening of the new exhibit, Harmony, Hearth and Home, at Hanby House.  This exhibit, on display through the end of the year, features 19th century music instruments on loan from the Ohio History Connection.  One instrument of particular interest is the violin of Dan Emmett, composer from Mount Vernon, OH.  While Ben Hanby composed anti-slavery songs, Emmett's composition Dixie Land was picked up by southern states as a rallying song for the southern cause.  Also on display is a cornet that was played in the first Ohio State University band in 1882.

Hanby House is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-4PM through September.  Tours at other times can be arranged by appointment.
 

WVCB Introducing 2015 Community Guide

The Westerville Visitors & Convention Bureau invites you to browse the 2015 Community & Events Guide to fun and exciting things to do in Westerville.

The guide, produced by the CityScene Media Group, was released March 18th and includes information about Westerville attractions and events.

You can view the electronic version by Clicking Here! To request a printed copy, Click Here!

Popcorn Co. to Open Westerville Franchise

Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn Company announced that a new franchise location will open in Uptown Westerville this fall.

Anna Mae and John Blankemeyer, of Ottawa in northwest Ohio, will open a Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn store on State St. in uptown Westerville this September. The vibrant neighborhood, historic location, and strong brand proved an ideal match for the Blankemeyers, who look forward to starting their new business.

Founded in Bluffton, Ohio in 2009, the company offers 12 to 15 flavors of gourmet popcorn and frosted nuts, all of which are created locally, in small batches, and with quality ingredients. In addition, the business boasts a significant local fundraising program, corporate gift and special event opportunities, and a thriving web store.

The Blankemeyers say they are currently seeking to hire a general manager as well as 10 – 15 team members for daytime and evening hours beginning in the fall. Candidates can learn more about the business at www.shirleyspopcorn.com, and may submit a resume and cover letter via email to westerville@shirleyspopcorn.com.

 

Red Plate Blue Plate Food Truck
Thomas Adams
P.O. Box 1134
Columbus, OH 43219
Phone: (614) 859-0809
Fax: (614) 420-2912

thomas@redplateblueplatetruck.com
www.redplateblueplatetruck.com

 

 

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