Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Eastside Messenger

Tomato Festival Aug. 16-17

By Christine Bryant Eastside Editor It’s back – and organizers say better than ever. The Reynoldsburg Tomato Festival will take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Aug. 16 and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 17 at Huber Park, 1520 Davidson Drive. Once again this year, there is free admission and free parking, said Mary Hudson, director of the Reynoldsburg...

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Reynoldsburg council moves closer to tax increase on ballot

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer As the Reynoldsburg City Council moves closer to sending an income tax increase to the ballot, Councilwoman Leslie Kelly urged her colleagues to take more time to mull it over. Kelly said at a Finance Committee meeting July 15 that she’d prefer if the ballot measure goes to a vote in the spring instead of November to...

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Council not ready to bite on restaurant

By Michelle Dupler Staff Writer Members of the Reynoldsburg City Council’s Service Committee weren’t quite ready to bite on a proposed soul food restaurant that also would serve alcohol in an area with a reputation for alcohol-related crimes. Marcella Croft, the Columbus resident who wants to open the restaurant on Brice Road at Livingston Avenue,...

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Take the time to talk with veterans about their experiences

My dad was a World War II veteran, and I’m ashamed to say that’s about all I know about it.   Of course, I wasn’t your average kid. I was a later-in-life, “Oops! What a surprise …” baby, and my parents were actually more like my grandparents than my parents. As a teenager, I was already starting to take car...

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2012 Halloween events for the Eastside

The most frightening time of the year has arrived, and there are several events these next two weeks for those who love Halloween – young and old.   Reynoldsburg Community Halloween Party When: 6 to 9 p.m., Oct. 20 Where: JFK Park Cost: Free FYI: (614) 322-6806 Details: Come dressed in Halloween costumes and enjoy playing games, listenin...

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Purses for Prevention event raises money for drug-free group

Anyone who loves purses will enjoy an upcoming event that also raises funds for an organization committed to a drug-free community. Pickerington business Deblin Design will host Purses for Prevention, an event that allows women to swap purses while raising money for Prevention Works for a Drug-Free Fairfield County. The event will take place from 7...

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Truro Twp. Fire places levy on ballot

On Nov. 6, Reynoldsburg residents will be asked by the Truro Township Fire Department to approve a 3.9-mill permanent fire and emergency services levy. The levy will generate approximately $1.8 million a year in revenue and cost the owner of a $100,000 home $10 a month or $119 a year. Township officials are working diligently to get the word out ab...

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Destiny Ministries wants each family to have Thanksgiving dinner

Pastor Darryl and Patrice Baker Destiny Ministries has been on the Eastside for just six short months, but theyre already working hard to make a big impact in the community. “Were trying to reach more than just the spiritual needs of the community, Pastor Darryl Baker said. In looking for a new way to reach those that need help, the church de...

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Truro Township to hold open house, planning for future

As fire chief of the Truro Township Fire Department, Steve Hein oversees a department thats finding itself more busy as the population of Reynoldsburg, Brice and Truro Township continues to grow.   In 2011, the department responded to approximately 5,000 EMS calls for assistance and more than 1,000 calls for fire and rescue incidents.   A...

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Reynoldsburg to redraw ward boundaries

Some Reynoldsburg residents in Wards 2 and 3 could find themselves living in a different ward if a plan is approved by Reynoldsburg City Council. The Ward Boundary Commission recently finished making final changes to a plan that would shift some households into different wards to even out the growing population in Reynoldsburg. The changes were bas...

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