Around Canal Winchester and Lithopolis

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.

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

•The Library will be closed Sundays for the summer.

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

•Gender Road Business Alliance Luncheon on Sept. 25 at noon at Pals Pizza, 5273 Gender Road.

For details call the Chamber office at (614) 837-1556 or visit

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. 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.  

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.

CW hydrant flushing

Canal Winchester’s water department staff flushes fire hydrants twice each year to allow water to enhance water quality by flushing sediment from mainline pipes, to verifiy proper operation of hydrants and valves, and maintain firefighting capabilities. Hydrants will be flushed between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, from Sept. 1-30.

If you see a hydrant being flushed on your street, avoid running tap water, your washing machine or your dishwasher until flushing in your area is complete.

During or immediately after hydrant flushing, tap water may come out with sediment that causes discoloration. Although a slight discoloration may last for a few hours, it does not affect the taste or quality of the water. This discoloration only affects the appearance of the water and poses no health threat.  

If you encounter discolored water, shut your water off and wait several minutes. After waiting, check the clarity by running cold water for a few minutes to allow new water to flow into your pipes. If the water is still discolored, wait a few minutes and check again. In some cases, it may be a few hours before the water is completely clear.

Avoid washing laundry during scheduled flushing hours. After hydrants in your area have been flushed, wait until water runs clear from your tap, then begin with a load of dark laundry before doing lights or whites.  If water pressure or volume seems low, check your faucet screens for trapped particles.

For information contact Canal Winchester’s Water Department at 614-837-5623.

CW Garden Show

The Canal Winchester Garden Club held its annual Flower and Garden Show "Remember the 70’s" on Labor Day at Faith United Methodist Church. The results:

•Best of Show in the Artistic Arrangement Classes went to Tammy Hartman – Earth Day

•Best of Show in the Horticulture Classes went to Doris Motts – Hanging Basket

Artistic Arrangement Classes:

•Holly Hobbie – 1st – Tammy Hartman, 2nd – Carole Graening, 3rd – Dorothy Westfall

•Groovy Flowers – 1st – Doris Motts, 2nd – Carole Graening, 3rd – Tammy Hartman, 4th – Joanne Bayer

•Earth Day – 1st – Tammy Hartman, 2nd – Joanne Bayer, 3rd – Carole Graening, 4th – Doris Motts

•Watergate – 1st – Carole Graening, 2nd – Joanne Bayer, 3rd – Tammy Hartman, 4th – Twila Conrad

•Towering Inferno – 1st – Tammy Hartman, 2nd – Joanne Bayer, 3rd – Doris Motts, 4th – Twila Conrad

•Disco Fever – 1st – Tammy Hartman, 2nd – Twila Conrad

•Roots – 1st – Twila Conrad, 2nd – Carole Graening, 3rd – Joanne Bayer, 4th – Dorothy Westfall

•Mood Ring – 1st – Dorothy Westfall, 2nd – Tammy Hartman, 3rd – Carole Graening, 4th – Martha Shepard

•Lava Lamp – 1st – Twila Conrad, 2nd – Doris Motts, 3rd – Dorothy Westfall, 4th – Carole Graening

•Avocado Green Appliances – 1st – Doris Motts, 2nd – Twila Conrad, 3rd – Joanne Bayer, 4th – Tammy Hartman

•Bicentennial Year – 1st – Joanne Bayer, 2nd – Carole Graening, 3rd – Tammy Hartman, 4th – Dottie Allen

Horticultural Classes:

•Doris Motts – 1st, Hybrid Tea Rose, Full-Blown Rose, Zinnia-Large, Daisy, Any Other Specimen, Foliage Plants, Cacti,  Hanging Baskets; 2nd, Hybrid Tea Rose, Daisy, Sunflower-Large, African Violet, Flowering Plant; 3rd, Dish Garden.

•Tammy Hartman – 1st, Celosia, Petunia, Zinnia-Small, Sunflower-Large & Small, Aster, African Violet, Flowering Plant, Dish Garden; 2nd, Zinnia-Small.

•Thea Coons – 3rd, Any Other Specimen

•Dottie Allen – 3rd, Zinnia-Large; 4th, African Violet

•Martha Shepard – 1st, Marigold- Large & Small, Tomatoes, Squash, Peppers, Pears; 2nd, Zinnia-Large, Beans; 3rd, African Violet

•Joanne Bayer – 2nd, Foliage Plants, Dish Garden; 3rd, Flowering Plant.

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