Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Southwest Messenger

Making a splash on Thursdays

Summer has arrived, and the Big Splash staff is ready to help Grove City cool off. Every Thursday this season, the staff at the Big Splash will provide events and activities to go along with the theme on Thursday afternoons. Each season, the Big Splash strives to provide guests with the best possible experience. Theme Thursdays are another way to k...

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City receives Emerald award

Grove City was recognized by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio for its annual Creek Sweep with an Emerald Award for community excellence. The Creek Sweep is a collaborative effort between the Keep Grove City Beautiful board and local Boy Scouts to spruce up the regions creeks and streams. According to Grove City Parks and Recreation Environ...

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Showstoppers try to save Baby Ruth

The Showstoppers Acting Group will present two performances ofSomeone Save My Baby Ruth on June 6 at the Evans Senior Center, 4330 Dudley Ave. The afternoon show will begin at 1 p.m. and the evening performance will start at 7 p.m. Can the young widow Penny Candy, her baby Ruth and aunt Praline fight off the evil confections of villain Sidney Swind...

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Fall ball registration begins in June

The Grove City Parks and Recreation Department will hold registration for fall youth baseball during the month of June. Interested participants may sign up at City Hall, 4035 Broadway, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 1 through June 29. The office will be open until 7 p.m. on June 26. Registrations accepted after June 29 will be assessed a $20 late fee....

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An Olympic tradition

Messenger photo by Erin Wick Holt Crossing teacher Sharon Garver hosts her final school Olympics while her students cheer. Every summer Olympic year of her career, Holt Crossing Intermediate School physical education teacher Sharon Garver has shared her personal love of the games with her students by hosting her own Olympics just for them.   T...

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The Dream Team

Messenger photo by Dedra Cordle On May 5, the Central Crossing NJROTC Drill Team went to Daytona Beach, Fla., to compete against hundreds of their peers in the 2012 National High School Dream Team Championships and came home winners. The cadets captured first place in the color guard, first place in the armed regulation drill events, and fifth plac...

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Gone, but not forgotten

By Andrea Cordle, Southwest Editor It takes a special kind of person to volunteer to leave behind family and everyday luxuries to go overseas and fight in the Middle East. The War on Terror began a decade ago. In that time, Grove City has lost two service members. Lance Cpl. Eric Bernholtz and Master Sgt. Shawn Hannon were alike in many ways. They...

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Random “acts” of kindness from Grove City congregations

Messenger photo by Kim Lunsford Cancer fighter, Mary Miller, stands on her  porch as volunteers from ACTS in Grove City work on her plumbing to repair leaks. She said the work is priceless and will help save money to pay for medical bills. Despite waging a battle against cancer and challenges from her past, Mary Miller remains optimistic....

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Musicians make summer sizzle in Town Center

Beginning Friday, June 8 and continuing most every Friday and Saturday evening through August, the 2012 free Summer Sizzle Concert Series is set to fill the Grove City Town Center with music. Featuring a wide array of Grove City and central Ohio musicians, Summer Sizzle is sponsored by the Grove City Parks and Recreation Department. Concerts are fr...

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Highland Park students inspired by origami

Messenger photo by Andrea Cordle Vance Osborne, Andee Hamilton and Jimmy Schwinne stand in front of the wall of 1,000 paper cranes at Highland Park Elementary School. The third grade students helped their classmates complete the origami project. It took nearly six months, but patience has paid off.   Third grade students at Highland Park Eleme...

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