Around Canal Winchester

CW Sertoma meets

Canal Winchester Sertoma Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month at Donatos Pizza, 6310 Prentiss School Drive, Canal Winchester. Sertoma’s main sponsorship focus is speech and hearing. Sertoma exists for the noble purpose of "Service to Mankind" by communication of thoughts, ideas and concepts to accelerate human progress in health, education, freedom and democracy. Call Kim Hoffman 837-7504.

At Wagnalls Memorial

The following activities will be held at The Wagnalls Memorial Foundation, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis (for information visit

•Gentle Yoga with Gail Sky, Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. $10 each class. Call (614) 235-7369 for information.

•Belly Dancing Exercise Class Mondays 10-11:30 a.m. and 5:30-7 p.m. $7 each class.

•Art Classes with Teresa Satola, $10 per class or paid monthly.   For information, or to register for either class, call 837-4765, ext 127. Adult class is 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays. Juvenile class (ages 8-13) is 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays.

•Family Story Hour Sundays from  2-3 p.m. Volunteer readers needed, call (614) 837-4765 ext, 118.

•The Owl’s Nest Book Store, located on the first floor of the Wagnalls Library. April special:  all paperbacks for 10 cents each.

•Free beginners photography class – Thursdays April 17 & 24, May 1 &8  at  2 p.m. – call to register 614-837-4765 ext. 127. Ongoing evening class-discussion group; bring photos to share 6:30 p.m.

•Antique appraisal clinic  on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A fee of $10 for appraisal of two items must be paid in advance.  Register at Owl’s Nest bookstore at 837-4765 ext. 131 or 837-2957.  For furniture appraisals, take photos of each side, include dimensions and bring with you.

CW chamber events

The Canal Winchester Area Chamber of Commerce (CWACC) announces the following events (for information call  Kim Rankin at (614) 837-1556 or visit

•Tune in every Thursday at 3:45 p.m. for The Canal Winchester Chat Chamber Radio Program on WFCO fm 90.9 Call to find out how you can be a guest. Listen live on your computer

•Canal Winchester Relay for Life meeting on April 17 with planning meeting at 6 p.m. and team captains meeting at 7:30 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Senior Center, 22 S. Trine St. For information visit

•Gender Road Business Alliance Luncheon on April 24 at noon at O’Charley’s, 6224 Gender Road.

•Grand opening ribbon cutting at Meijer’s at the Hill/Diley interchange on April 30 at 10 a.m.

•May Business After Hours on May 8 from 5-7 p.m. at the Canal Winchester Historical Society Historical Complex  at North High  and Oak streets. Come tour Prentiss School, Chaney Grain Elevator & the Train Depot.

Daddy-Daughter Dance

The fifth annual Canal Winchester Daddy-Daughter Dance will be held at Indian Trail Elementary School on May 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The dance is sponsored by Faith United Methodist Church. The theme is "Ready, Set, Go" and is for girls in grades K-8 and their daddy figures (dad, grandpa, uncle, special male friend, etc.)  Cost is $18 per couple and $9 for each additional daughter. The evening includes refreshments, prom-like picture, DJ and dancing. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required and will be limited to the first 150 couples.  Deadline is April 25.  For information or registration, e-mail

Main Street CW gala

Main Street Canal Winchester’s sixth annual membership and awards gala will be held April 25 from 6-9 p.m. in the Pine Room at Shade on the Canal (19 S. High Street) in historic downtown Canal Winchester. Cost is $5 per person at the door and includes hors d’oeuvres, desserts and a cash bar.  The public is invited.

Hollins named partner

The Columbus law firm of Wiles, Boyle, Burkholder & Bringardner Co., L.P.A. has named Eugene Hollins as a new partner. Hollins’ practice areas include local government law, tax incentives and exemptions, real property and zoning law, and joint economic development districts. He also serves as law director for the city of Powell as well as solicitor for the villages of Canal Winchester, Obetz and Minerva Park.

Fairfield 33 Development Alliance

The Fairfield 33 Development Alliance is a public-private partnership designed to encourage investment, job creation and job retention in Fairfield County along the U.S. 33 corridor.

The group is lead by a board of directors representing public and private sector contributors. Public sector partners include Bloom Township, Canal Winchester, Fairfield County, Greenfield Township, Lancaster, Pickerington and Violet Township. The Fairfield 33 Development Alliance will launch its initial plan of work this year, which includes marketing and support for existing business and industry.

At its March board meeting, the group created an executive committee and began developing a marketing plan to support its initiative. The group also agreed that a marketing committee would be formed in order to begin driving marketing efforts for the project. The new executive committee consists of local business leaders, chamber of commerce representatives and private sector investors.

The following individuals were selected to serve on this committee: Mina Ubbing, Fairfield Medical Center – chair; Steve Wells, Fairfield National Bank – vice chair; Helen Mayle, Pickerington Chamber of Commerce – secretary; Travis Markwood, Lancaster/Fairfield Co. Chamber of Commerce – treasurer; Ron Collins, First Bremen Bank; Zach Deleon, Gorsuch Realty & Fairfield Homes; Terry McGhee, Westerman Companies; and Brad Markwood, South Central Power Co.

The marketing committee is now working to roll out a strategic marketing plan. Priorities include developing the necessary marketing resources such as a Web site and supporting collateral that can be used to attract potential prospects to the Fairfield County area and the U.S. 33 corridor. The board will meet again in early May to discuss and finalize the proposed marketing plans for the Fairfield 33 Development Alliance initiative.

For information regarding the Fairfield 33 Development Alliance contact Travis Markwood at the Lancaster-Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce at (740) 653-8251.

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