Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Eastside Messenger

Whitehall district maintains status on state report card

The results of the 2006-07 school year state report card for Whitehall City Schools show the district remains in continuous improvement status while other strides forward have been made. "The district is happy that we retained our continuous improvement status, particularly with the new tests that were added at various grade levels," comm...

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Whitehall athletes face stricter rules

Student athletes in the Whitehall City Schools will face more stringent requirements in regard to both attendance and academics starting with the 2007-08 school year. On Aug. 9 the Whitehall Board of Education voted 4-1 to make revisions to the 2007-08 athletic handbook for parents and athletes. After much discussion, the board decided to adopt the...

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Whitehall Family Fun Day a hit for all ages

Messenger photos by Dianne Garrett Whitehall residents, from left, Richard Janusz, Mary Rooker, Bertie LaCorte and Blanche Dunnare, are so moved by the sounds of Olde Cellar Band that they just have to get up and dance.  It was the last of the summer concert series and the close of Family Fun Day at John Bishop Park. Whitehall brothers Nick Fu...

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Whitehall grad stages comeback as theatre director

   Messenger photo by Dianne Garrett  Dan Nash Who says you can’t go home again?   Whitehall Yearling High School 2002 graduate Dan Nash is doing just that.  On Aug. 9, the school board approved Nash to work part-time as a theatre director for the annual spring musical and fall play.   He attended Ohio State Univ...

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lum Creek bike trip to begin, end at Pumphouse Park

   Photo courtesy of Metro Parks A leisurely family bike ride touring the newest southern part of the Alum Creek Greenway Trail, followed by a picnic, will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 from  1-5 p.m. Bikers will leave from Pumphouse Park (2081 E. Main St. at Alum Creek Drive) at 1:30 p.m. A picnic will be held along the way back at Pumpho...

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Get Behind the Badge set for Aug. 25

   Messenger photo by Dianne Garrett A group of motorcyclists line up to head out for the fifth annual Terry McDowell Memorial Poker Run from Rooster’s in Whitehall Aug. 11.  About 150 bikes participated with 200 riders in the 118-mile trek.  The event benefited Get Behind The Badge, which offers financial assistance to po...

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4 civic associations receive grants for neighborhood projects

   Messenger photo by Dianne Garrett Four eastside Columbus civic associations received grants at the Neighborhood Partnership Grant Celebration on Aug. 14 at Franklin Park Conservatory.  Seated are Deborah Suber of Thunderbird Acres Neighborhood Association, Cynthia Lawson of Berwyn East Civic Association, and Janice Gray, Unity in...

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Reynoldsburg has 22nd junior high, plans 2nd high school

   Messenger photos by John Matuszak Members of the Reynoldsburg High School flag corps and marching band perform at the Aug. 8 dedication of Waggoner Road Junior High School, the district’s second building for seventh and eighth-graders. The project will ease crowding for students. The district is also making plans for a second hig...

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Taste of Reynoldsburg draws large crowd

   Messenger photos by Stephanie Nesler Madison Ellcessor 5, of Reynoldsburg receives a kiss from Joey, a pooch available for adoption from A.D.O.P.T. Pet Rescue, one of the organizations that took part in the Taste of Reynoldsburg Aug. 14.   Brock Newman, 4 of Reynoldsburg talks with Dave Price of the West Licking Fire Department....

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Artspace dances into town to look over cultural scene

Artists often struggle to find affordable housing. Then they are shoved out of the picture by the gentrification and rising rents their presence creates. Artspace was founded to advocate for and to develop rental units where artists could live and work without fear of being priced out of the market. Roy Close and Wendy Holmes, director and vice pre...

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