Grandview Heights – Marble Cliff Historical Society Mother’s Day Homes Tour

Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Historical Society 2013 Tour of Homes Mother’s Day Event May 12, 2013 1-4pm This year’s tour will feature three early Marble Cliff homes. All are Craftsman Style. Two date from 1911 and the third was built in 1917. All retain many original features. Two of the homes were built by members of the Bellows family: uncle, aunt, and cousins of artist George Bellows, a Columbus native. A very special and unusual feature of this year’s tour will be a fourth tour site, the Atrium of Trinity United Methodist Church, where the Society, in partnership with the Columbus Museum of Art, will offer an exhibit and program on the artist. 2013 HOME TOUR SITES ARE: 1430 Cambridge Boulevard – Evans Residence 1449 Arlington Avenue – Leach Residence 2041 West Third Avenue – Voelker Residence 1581 Cambridge Blvd. – Trinity United Methodist Church Visitors will be able to tour the atrium of Trinity United Methodist Church, where the historical society and the Columbus Museum of Art will present an exhibit and program on George Bellows. The cost of the tour is $10. Tickets can be purchased and the tour started at any of the four sites on the day of the event. While you are thinking about Grandview’s rich history please drive by my listing at 1051 Urlin Avenue.  This home in the estates section of Grandview offers...

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Cambridge Tea House

Cambridge Tea House se Photo via Foodio54 We all know that Columbus has a lot to offer when it comes to coffee shops, but did you know  there is a charming spot to take tea?  Housed in Marble Cliff Station, Cambridge Tea House is situated at the point where Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights and The Village of Marble Cliff intersect.   Photo via Yelp Photo via Cambridge Tea House The interior is accented with gilt ballroom chairs, a chandelier, topiaries, red toile, exposed brick and gleaming hardwood floors. Photo Via Cambridge Tea House Of course the specialty of Cambridge Tea House is Afternoon High Tea but this spot is no one trick pony. Photo via Breakfast with Nick Cambridge Tea House offers breakfast, lunch and on occasion cooking classes and candlelit dinners. Photo via Yelp Photo via Foodio54 Photo via EatFoodYum So the next time you want to try a different dining experience head over to Cambridge Tea House.  It’s the perfect venue for intimate dinner parties, baby and bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, and other private parties! Cambridge Tea House 1885 W. 5th Ave. (614) 486-6464...

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The Walk

The Walk   It’s that time of year when the the Upper Arlington Civic Association sponsors The Walk.  The Walk is a fundraiser that helps support so many of Upper arlington’s beloved events.   Those efforts are entirely volunteer-driven and wholly funded by membership donations from local residents. The Walk is the UACA’s biggest annual fundraiser.  Over 500 Upper Arlington volunteer residents canvass all areas of the city to solicit membership donations to support July 4 festivities, the Easter Candy Hunt, the Golden Apple Teacher Awards, Labor-Neighbor Day, Golden Bear Scare, Christmas in the Park, UA Stage and more. Photo via Getty Images This year’s Walk is scheduled for April 20-28. Volunteers will go door-to-door to each of the city’s approximately 13,000 homes to collect membership donations. Upper Arlington residents who wish to become family members can do so by providing a $25 donation during The Walk. Single and senior citizen memberships cost $10. If you’re not at home when a walker knocks on your door, the walker will leave information on how to make donations. Additional information about the event and registering to volunteer are available atwww.uaca.org. If you enjoy any of these great public events please consider making a donation....

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Upper Arlington Drug Take Back Day

Upper Arlington Prescription Drug Take Back Day Municipal Services Center 3600 Tremont Road         The city of Upper Arlington will participate in the 6th National Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) sponsored National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 am – Noon on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Residents should take this opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted or unused prescription drugs in their medicine cabinet. Removing these items from a home can reduce the danger of unintentional use or overdose and illegal abuse. Items accepted are unused or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications. Only items for personal homes will be accepted. Items that are not accepted are: Needles or other “sharps: Used syringes Liquids and inhalers The DEA’s last Drug Take-Back Day in October 2012, collected more than 244 tons of prescription medication. If you have questions, call the Police Division at...

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The Ohio Craft Museum

The Ohio Craft Museum   Did you know that Grandview is home to a unique art museum?  In fact, The Ohio Craft Museum is the only museum in the Midwest devoted to collecting and exhibiting fine craft exclusively.  The Ohio Craft Museum presents 5 major exhibitions each year, as well as focus exhibits and rotating exhibits featuring studio glass, ceramics, fiber art, fine metal jewelry and art furniture. Don’t let the name fool you, The Ohio Craft Museum is not a history museum of crafts. It is an exhibition of contemporary craftsmen. The museum opened its doors to the public in 1993 and became the main display case for Ohio Designer Craftsmen, an organization founded in 1963 that promotes public awareness of professional artisans. Can you believe this is a quilt?! The museum also houses the Craft Research Library and stages educational workshops and events for all ages and levels of experience. There is also a great gift shop. Spring break craft camps and summer day camps are available for kids ages 7 to twelve.   The Ohio Craft Museum 1665 W. Fifth Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43212 614.486.4402 ohiocraft.org Admission and parking are...

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2013 UA Volunteer Expo

2013 Upper Arlington Volunteer Expo Image Via WordPress Upper Arlington Public Library 2800 Tremont Road April 17, 2013 10am-8pm Now in it’s sixth year, Volunteer UA Expo links local civic and nonprofit organizations with those who wish to volunteer their time.  This worthwhile event is free and open to all ages.  Last year’s event featured exhibit tables for thirty organizations.  So whether you want to help out at a one-time event or be involved on an ongoing basis or if you enjoy some physical activity,  interaction with people, etc. There is surely an organization whose needs fit your interests. Volunteer UA Expo is the collaboration between the Upper Arlington Commission on Aging, the city of Upper Arlington, Upper Arlington Public Library, the TriVillage Mentoring League, Leadership UA and Syntero Inc./Northwest Counseling Services.  Of course each founding organization will have exhibition tables at the event. Volunteer UA Expo was developed following an Upper Arlington state of the city address when several participants in the city’s annual community fair sought strategies for increasing awareness about local volunteer opportunities.   This program has resulted in some great volunteer-organization matches that otherwise might not have happened. In addition to information about volunteer opportunities, this year’s Volunteer UA Expo will include a presentation called “The Accidental Volunteer” by Shirley Brooks-Jones, a Dublin resident who was traveling by airplane at the time of the terrorist attacks...

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