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.

•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.  

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

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.

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.

Ice cream social

The Canal Winchester Area Historical Society will hold an "Old  Fashioned Ice Cream Social" on its grounds located at the corner of  North High and Oak streets, from 4-7 p.m. on Aug. 31. Entertainment will be provided by members of the Jeff Taylor Family, musicians who dress in appropriate period  clothing and perform Civil War era music. For information call  Carol Note at (614) 837-0928.

Open Doors

Congressman Dave Hobson (Ohio-7) will hold an "Open Doors" meeting at Canal Winchester, Town Hall, 10 N. High St., on Aug. 26 from noon to 1 p.m. A member of Hobson’s staff will be present to represent him. For information call Hobson’s Lancaster District office at (740) 654-5149.

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.

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