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

•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.

•Gentle Yoga with Gail Sky on Aug. 16 from   9-10:30 a.m. $10. each class Call (614) 837-4765 Ext. 127 to register or just drop in.

•The Owl’s Nest Book Store, located on the first floor of the Wagnalls Library.  

•The Library will be closed Sundays for the summer.

•Children’s Lego Contest for ages 7-12 on Aug. 11 from 4-8 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

•Aug. 30 – Acting students present a Showcase at 7 p.m.  

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

CW’s Farmer’s Market

Main Street Canal Winchester will sponsor a Farmer’s Market each Saturday through Oct. 18 in historic downtown Canal Winchester from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings in August from 5-7 p.m.  Vendors will offer fresh produce, flowers, hand made crafts, candy, cookies, and more. Vendors interested in participating may register on-line at the web site or call Gaynell Garrett, Market Coordinator at (614) 833-5787.  

Music & Art in the Park

The village of Canal Winchester will hold its final Music & Art in the Park event of the year, "Island Rhythms on the Canal," on Aug. 15 from 6-9 p.m. The event will feature the Spirit of the Pacific Island Hula Dancers from 6-7 p.m. and the Tropics Island Quartet from 7-9 p.m. Additional activities throughout the night will include a beach-themed juggler, temporary tattoos, a limbo contest and art displays by the Canal Winchester Art Guild. Hawaiian shirts, flip-flops and other beach gear is encouraged but not required.

The concert will be held at Stradley Park Place, just north of the village municipal building at 36 S. High St. The Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St., will be used in the case of inclement weather. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating at this free, family-friendly event. Food and drink will be available for purchase through event concessionaire, Roman’s Pizza, whose staff will be adding a Hawaiian pizza to their concert menu in spirit of this event.

Also in the island spirit is Linda Kletrovets with Ferne’s Attic on High Street, who will be handing out leis and has the Canal Winchester Steel Drum Band performing next to her store from 5:30- 6:30 p.m. Ferne’s Attic is part of the Shop, Hop and Drop put on by businesses in downtown Canal Winchester the third Friday of the month from 5-8 p.m. through September. This month participating businesses will be supporting a food drive with donated items going to the local food pantry.

For information contact Carrie Hoover  at or (614) 834-9727. For information on the Shop, Hop and Drop, call Linda Kletrovets at (614) 833-3758.

CW Hall of Fame

The Canal Winchester High School Athletic Hall of Fame recently announced its 16th class of inductees. Hall of Fame inductees are:

•Bill Allen (1976) – basketball, baseball, football;

•John Bender (1960) – football, basketball, baseball, track;

•Jermaine Ward (1991) – baseball, basketball, football, track.

The Award of Merit recipient is Paul Harman (2003), sports announcer.

The induction will take place at the varsity football game on Aug. 29 and the banquet on Aug. 30. The community is invited. For information contact Sue Edwards at (614) 837-5004.

Rosary reunion

The Holy Rosary class of 1953 will hold its 55 year class reunion at the Jessing Center at the Josephinum on Sept. 7. For information call Mary Jane (Pumphrey) Ritter at (740) 929-2942.


Lithopolis Honeyfest

The Lithopolis Honeyfest will be held Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on the picturesque grounds of The Wagnalls Memorial, 150 E Columbus St., Lithopolis.

The Lithopolis Honeyfest is a multi-faceted festival with a mission to celebrate National Honey Month, experience the science and art of apiculture, and create a robust atmosphere rich in art, music, food, fun and people. Activities include live bee beard, sales of honey and honey products, educational exhibits by beekeepers and beekeeping associations, honey tastings, Honey Bake-Off, invitation-only arts & crafts, live music from a variety of genre, Busy Beehive Fun Booth, and honey-made and homemade concessions. For information visit

CW school information

The first day of school for Canal Winchester Local Schools is Aug. 26.

New student registration

New student registrations will be held Aug. 4-7, 11-14, and 18-21 between the hours of 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. at the Education Center, 100 Washington St. Kindergarten students must be age 5 before Aug. 1. Bring the following information: original birth certificate, child’s social security number, immunization records, one residence verification, and custody papers (if applicable). For information call Barbara Millington at 837-4533.

School building information

•Indian Trail Elementary (grades K-2), 6767 Gender Road. Phone: 833-2154. Principal: Bev Downing. School times: a.m. kindergarten from 8:55-11:40 a.m.; p.m. kindergarten from 12:55-3:40 p.m.; grades 1-2 from 8:55 a.m. to 3:40 p.m.

Class and supply lists posted on front of building after 4 p.m. Aug. 19.

Kindergarten parent information meeting (parents only) on Aug. 25 with a.m. kindergarten parents from 3-4 p.m. and p.m. kindergarten parents from 4-5 p.m.

Open house on Aug. 22 from 4-5 p.m. for grades K-2.

Meet the teacher night (parents only) on Sept. 11 with first grade from 6-7 p.m. and second grade from 7-8 p.m.

•Winchester Trail Elementary (grades 3,4,5), 6865 Gender Road. Phone: 833-2150. Principal: Dr. Michael Bruning. School times: 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Class lists posted on front of building after 4 p.m. Aug. 19.

Open house on Aug. 22 from 5-6 p.m.

•Middle School (grades 6,7,8), 7155 Parkview Drive. Phone: 833-2151. Principal: Cassandra Miller. School times: 7:55 a.m. to 2:50 p.m.

Team lists posted after 4 p.m. Aug. 19.

Open houses from 5:30-7 p.m. will be held on Aug. 22 for sixth grade and Aug. 25 for seventh and eighth grades.

•High School (grades 9-12), 300 Washington St. Phone: 833-2157. Principal: Lynn Landis. School times: 7:30 a.m. to 2:25 p.m.

On Aug. 21, fee payment and schedule pick up for seniors from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and for juniors, sophomores and freshmen from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Parking permits available Aug. 21 in the high school office or at

Open house on Aug. 25 from 5-6:30 p.m.

Other information

•Special Education Department, 100 Washington St. Phone: 833-3182.

•Athletic Department, 300 Washington St. Phone: 833-2155.

•Lunch prices: K-5, $2.10; 6-8, $2.35; 9-12, $2.50; milk, 45 cents.

•Fees: kindergarten, $23; first grade, $33; second grade, $35; third grade, $38.75; fourth grade, $47.75; fifth grade, $35; 6-8 grades, per scheduled classes not to exceed $48; 9-12 grades, per scheduled classes.

Scholarship fund raiser

Registration is under way for the 2008 Wagnalls Memorial Foundation, 150 E. Columbus St., Lithopolis,  "Golfing for Scholarships." The event takes place Sept. 14 at Pine Hill Golf Course, 4382 Kauffman Road in Carroll. Check-in and Registration is at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Funds from the outing will provide scholarships for local area students. Fees are $60/early registration; $65/after Aug. 14. Fees include a cart, green fees for 18 holes and dinner. There will also be contests and prizes. Call 614-837-4765 ext. 104 for more information. Registration forms available at .

Helping out

Dayspring Community Church, 3919 Brice Road, Canal Winchester, will host a yard sale Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to raise money for the the Center for Groveport Madison Human Needs and the Dayspring Community Church Food Pantry. People who wish to donate for this sale can bring in their items to Dayspring Community Church on Aug. 29. For information call (614) 834-5831.

CW Garden Club

The Canal Winchester Garden Club will meet Aug. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Community Center, 22 S. Trine St., Canal Winchester. The topic will be "Preparing for the Garden Show." All interested gardeners are invited.

Tools for Schools

For the fifth year, Canal Winchester Human Services  will administer the Tools for Schools program. Through teacher referral, book bags filled with grade appropriate school supplies will be provided to children attending school in the Canal Winchester School District who cannot afford to purchase their own.  

Supplies can be dropped at David’s United Church of Christ, Curves and the Canal Winchester Community Center until Labor Day. There is a need for: boxes of tissues,antibacterial hand soap, colored pencils, markers – thin and wide, graph paper, index cards, highlighters, book covers, and book bags for "older" kids

Financial contributions are completely tax-deductible and can be made to:  Canal Winchester Human Services, 22 South Trine St., Canal Winchester, OH 43110. For information call (614) 834-3888.

Oil painting class

An oil painting class will be held Sept 13 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Gender Road Christian Church, 5336 Gender Road, Canal Winchester. Learn how to paint with oils in this one day seminar.  The class is designed for beginners or the intermediate painter and is taught without the use of turpentine. Call (614) 837-5303 for supply list and to register.

SEFC membership rates

The Southeastern Franklin County Chamber of Commerce (SEFC) has announced a special membership rate for businesses interested in joining the Chamber for the first time.

Now through Nov. 30, businesses may take advantage of the special rate, based on the number of full time employees: 49 or below – $125; 50 – 99 full time employees – $240 and over 300 full time employees $360.  

This rate will allow  membership for the remainder of 2008 and the entire 2009 calendar year. Membership in the Chamber entitles participation in programs that lower worker’s compensation rate and health care insurance. Free quotes are available for both prior to joining the Chamber; however membership is required to receive the discount.

Monthly luncheons, business and community events, along with advertising and sponsorship specials are also available for members only. Join our almost 200 members in the Southeast corner of Franklin County to participate in year round networking opportunities.

Contact the office at (614) 836-1138 or download the form at  Monthly luncheons are held the third Wednesday, contact the office for specifics and to RSVP.

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