Police and Petunias
The WestervilleOH.IO newsletter is returning under a new name, The Continuance. The name comes from the idea to try and continue the tradition of local news coverage in Westerville that ended in February after 140 years when The News and Public Opinion ceased publication. This is a one-man endeavor published from a laptop sitting on an Ikea desk, in an Ikea chair, drinking Costco coffee or Big K diet cola writing notes with a fountain pen. This news is gathered in somewhat the old-fashioned way, walking through the city and talking to the people. The way it used to be done. Hopefully, it will be of use to you. Let me know. Share this. Comment. Get more people to subscribe.
Below is an associated newsletter about photography where you can see more of the photos I make in Westerville every day, get hints and help on making your photos better, and some insight about what makes a good photographer.
Justice Center Open House
The ribbon cutting for the Westerville Justice Center was September 10, 2022 and we all got a brief look at the inside of the new police station. Friday May 10 is Open House at the center where you will be able to see at lot more with a couple of places only criminals will get to see. Tours begin at 6:00 p.m. at 229 Huber Village Blvd.
The Early Bird
The Westerville Garden Club’s annual plant sale begins at 8:00 a.m. Saturday on the lawn of the Masonic Temple on South State Street. Plenty of parking on the street and the library lot.
New City Planning & Development Director
From the City of Westerville:
David Efland, FAICP has been named the Planning & Development Director for the City of Westerville. He joins the Westerville team after 18 years leading the Planning & Community Development Department at the City of Delaware. Efland is a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners: the association’s highest honor recognizing outstanding contributions of professional planners.
Efland will fill the position in preparation for the retirement of Karl Craven, who has managed Westerville Planning & Development for more than 40 years. Efland holds a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Urban and Regional Planning. He held professional planning positions in Oxford, Ohio and Cincinnati prior to Delaware.
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What’s Happening Next Week?
Saturday May 20 will be busy. It’s the first Westerville Farmers Market for 2023. Crazy Cucumbers will be there with horseradish pickles. If only you could but the entire bucket. It’s also Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day which means you can get rid of almost everything in your house. Kids not included.
Lakeshore Cryonics is almost doubling the size of their Westerville facility. If you’re not sure who they are there is a video. Of course there’s a video. There’s always a video.
Another Westerville Video
Started this a few newsletters back where a YouTube video about Westerville is included. I did not make it.
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